Change……

I’ve come to terms with the fact that my calling is here and change IS MANDATORY.

To keep it a bean: The more God guides me through Jesus Christ on my spiritual path & I tend to my prayers; the more wisdom he has granted me to see the truth.  God has allowed me to see the biggest truth in MYSELF, that i always battled to upkeep for many years (and I’m only speaking for myself because its not my place to condemn someone else). I’ve come to terms with the fact that my calling is here and change IS MANDATORY. I’ve learned that those who preach a gospel of inclusiveness in which “all ways lead to heaven” preach an utterly different gospel than the one Jesus preached.

The point that I’ve learned is that no one will stumble into the kingdom of God or wander through the narrow gate by ACCIDENT. Someone asked Jesus, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” He replied, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will NOT be able” (Luke 13:23–24).

The point that I’ve learned is that no one will stumble into the kingdom of God or wander through the narrow gate by ACCIDENT.

Many will seek to enter that narrow door, the door of salvation, but “will not be able.”  After my near death experience, I’ve learned that when all is said and done, a lot of people are going to be unwilling to pay the price. It costs too much for some folks to give up what they have in the world. God’s gate is a gate through which one CANNOT carry the baggage of sin and self-will, nor can one carry the accouterments of materialism. The way of Christ is the way of the cross, and the way of the cross is the way of SELF-DENIAL. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his own life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (Luke 9:23–24).

It costs too much for some folks to give up what they have in the world.

Although Jesus DIED for our sins to save us, people STILL deny him. My biggest question is: How many people would have gone through the same suffering Jesus did? How many people would be WILLING to actually choose to pay for their sins themselves instead of having Jesus do it for them? There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God: “Thy will be done” and those to whom God says in the end, “Thy will be done.”

For whoever would save his own life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (Luke 9:23–24)………There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God: “Thy will be done” and those to whom God says in the end, “Thy will be done.”

Guest Author: Nijiah Aleece Bolling

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