Jesus speaks the narrow way

Jesus speaks of a way that is called the narrow way. It is the only way to go to heaven. Healing of the body or the mind are only temporary relief. One day we all have to go somewhere which is not the same as the physical earth we are used to during our lifetime. When we remember the birth of Jesus on earth and His ministry to save mankind, we need to think of where He is right now and whether we shall join Him there or not when we depart from earth too.

Jesus was not popular to many people during His lifetime because He was talking of another kingdom (not the Roman kingdom) and another world (not the earthly worldly world). People were interested in the physical tangible world and what physical benefits they can get from Jesus. They liked the miraculous multiplying of food, the miraculous healing of all kinds of diseases, even raising their loved ones from the dead. But they could not understand Him when He spoke of a spiritual reality of God the Father, God the Son (Himself), The Holy Spirit. He speaks of another kingdom which can only see and enter by a re-birth by the Holy Spirit, which cannot be understood or perceived by human five senses.

Yes, the spiritual way is a narrow way. Without human programs, activities and inputs: the sounds, colors, displays, shows, and pomps, that appeal to the five senses, not many will find any festivals interesting. The spiritual way is unseen. Often we cannot even see or hear or feel it in the spirit. We just believe by faith in the words of God.

Luke 13:24 New King James Version (NKJV)

24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Matthew 7:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) The Narrow Way

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 7:14 NU-Text and M-Text read How . . . !

John 7:34 New King James Version (NKJV)

34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.”

John 8:21 King James Version (NKJV) Jesus Predicts His Departure

21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.”

John 13:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you.

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