You know that My prayer in the garden, “nevertheless, they will be done“, and the prayer the disciples asked Me to teach them, “Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven“, are the clue to the Mystery of the narrow gate?
Many people think that My father made the gate small because of legalism, which is totally false. The gate is small because the Kingdom on the other side of the gate is the Kingdom of Love.
The kingdom of the antichrist is a kingdom of hate and selfishness, with personal agendas always pushing, and trying for first place. There is no greater love than a man lay down his life for his friend, so when you enter the gate, you must lay down your life in order that your friends may see Me and follow in your footsteps.
Did you know that “he who does not love, has not become acquainted with My Father and does not and never did know Him, for He is love,“? 1 John 4:8.
Before entering the gate, every Kingdom person must answer this question, “Is there anyone whom you haven’t forgiven, which is buried in love?” Because love covers a multitude of sins.
So “If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother in Christ, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, nor His kingdom on the other side of the gate, whom he has not seen. And this command (charge, order, injunction) you have from Him: that he who loves My Father shall love his brother believer also,” 1 John 4:20-21.
Here is the great separation between the Broad Road in the Narrow Road. It’s the love that is required to enter the Kingdom of Love, through the Gate of Love, in order to meet and live eternally with Love Himself, My Father.
This Love is not one that you can decide, but it is a process whereby you die to all those things that are in the spirit of antichrist, and you become love. It is at this point you can say, greater is He that is in me then he that is on the broad road and refuses to die.
“Once you are on the inside of the gate you will recognize that love has given you great boldness because “there is no fear in love; and perfect love has cast out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love,” 1 John 4:17-18.
Please note: There will be no one standing at My Kingdom gate saying, “NO, NO you can’t enter,” because the law of love, automatically makes the gate narrow in size.
The spirit of antichrist, which includes selfishness, personal agendas and sin, is spiritual baggage that will never fit through the gate of love and actually covers the eyes of those searching for this one and only eternal gate.
Here is a truth that you must recognize. Everyone on planet earth is searching for the gate and do not realize it.
On the other side of My narrow gate is the peace, joy, that everyone is sacrificing everything to find! Their eyes are blinded, because My ways are foolishness to them, because they are using human knowledge.
This gate is the one they are searching for, because it has everything they have been looking for since birth. You have a saying on earth, “You cannot have your cake and eat it too.” In the Kingdom we say, “you cannot serve God and mammon,” Matthew 6:24.
You do not have to wait and be in suspense about where you are in accordance with the narrow gate. Simply check your daily priorities today, tomorrow, and every day.
How much of your time is spent with in the presence of Love Himself, waiting on Him, in the secret place. If you should die in the next ten minutes, where would you be standing?
Who was actually first this morning? There’s your answer; “If you can speak in the tongues of men and even of angels, but have not My Father (love) (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by Father’s love for and in you), right now you are only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if you have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if you have sufficient faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (Father’s love in you) this morning you are nothing (a useless nobody). Even if I dole out all that I have to the poor in providing food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing,” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.
Kingdom Bottom Line:
There is no need to strive to enter into the narrow gate, because what you are right now determines which side the gate you are on. You cannot strive to enter the narrow gate, you must strive to lay down your life, and all your personal wants and desires putting My Father first above all else on planet earth and at this point you will become love, just like My Father.
You cannot make yourself love somebody. However, when you become love, everything in your life becomes a mystery to those in whom the selfish spirit of antichrist resides. The fact remains that they’re ever learning, studying, giving, going, what doing it all and human strength and they will never come to the knowledge of the truth that gets them through the door, because they refuse to do things My Father’s way, (2 Timothy 3:7).
Where you are at today, is an indication of which direction you are headed: the Broad Road or the Narrow Road. But still keep in mind, this is a daily walk, and My warning still stands!
Because you have found that great and much coveted door that leads to My Kingdom, the door that all the world has been looking for; “you will be hated of all men for My name’s sake: but if you endure to the end You will be saved,” Matthew 10:22.
Please make special note again; there is no waiting to meet you at the gate, only you and your willingness to die and that the entering of this gate is totally resting in your hands day by day.
Which side of the gate do you stand on this morning, right now? It is not worth putting off! Today may be your last…..
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.