13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14
Wonderful advice from Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the Saviour. As a believer you ought to think that you are already on the straight and narrow. You look around and see how many people don’t even have an interest in any god. So since you believe and most don’t believe in Christ does that put you on the straight and narrow? Let’s take a look at how many people profess to be Christians.
A quick google search shows that 31% of the world’s population would profess to be Christian. That is 2.17 billion Christians! Now its true that Yehovah would love to have all 7 billion people on the earth saved as well as every person that existed before and every person that is about to be born.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Unfortunately bible prophecy shows us that a good percentage of the population gets cut off during the end times as if they were unbelievers. The bible uses words such as remnant which indicate a very small percentage of the population is left behind. Keep in mind that the Lord also chooses who will go and when they will go, it really isn’t random. This isn’t some tribulation rapture, this means a large percentage of people are going to die. We ought to make sure that we are following the faith as diligently as we can so that we might be able to make it through the destruction of our countries. Then we can come into restored Israel.
There are 2.17 Billion Christians but even that number is seems too big for the few that find the narrow gate or else Christ would have never said those words. He might have said something more like.. “Everyone that says to me Lord, Lord can enter into the gate.” He didn’t say that though he actually said this.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21
This is simply another way of saying faith without works is dead. The works include doing what Father Yehovah wants us to do. What does Yehovah want us to do? He wants us to do everything in his word. Every commandment and ordinance is for us and we should be doing everything that can apply to us. (i.e commandments and ordinances that don’t require a temple, tabernacle or alter to be done because we don’t have those at this time.) This is what summarizing the law in the new testament was all about. It’s not that the law was changed or abolished. We needed new guidelines for how we should live for the Lord without a true temple or tabernacle.
Every law or commandment that is in the bible comes from these five books. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy. In Hebrew this is the Torah, in English it is the law of Moses. Everything Christ commands us to do comes from the first part of the bible and if he made any changes it was actually to raise the standard of how we apply that law.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:38-48
Well what’s the point of mercy? Mercy is still granted to us because we need to be forgiven of all of those times we didn’t believe God at all. Even as we try to live out what we are supposed to be doing we make little mistakes. Mercy doesn’t mean we can ignore something we know we should be doing. I’ve fallen for that thought pattern before but now I want to stand in a good way as we approach the end of indignation. We should know what isn’t acceptable at all and avoid doing these things at all costs because this is also a scripture.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6
Consider examining yourself, your brethren and your place of worship with the following scriptures.
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Confession: One of my biggest weaknesses is lust and that manifests with fornication I have to straighten up too or else I’m doomed. Now chances are you aren’t like me and you didn’t have any part with fornication, you stay away from adultery, you aren’t acting like the opposite gender, you aren’t practicing homosexuality.
If you get covetous easily you have to get it under control, seriously. Same with any problems with alcoholism, curse words, dishonesty and all the like. Now notice that I didn’t assume you weren’t in idolatry. This is because idolatry is the sin that is going to trap a lot of people and they won’t realize they are doing it. Receiving the wrong Jesus and worshiping this Jesus would be considered idolatry. Worshiping a graven image is considered idolatry and a lot of people do it.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. 2 Corinthians 11:4
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4
If you really examine this carefully you’ll see that “the crowd” in terms of Christianity is doing this, what is the image of the cross? It’s not a biblical symbol and it fits the criteria of Exodus 20:4 so it must be a graven image.
and furthermore they do not follow what the apostles did. That is they did not have everyone under one heart and one mind and one sound doctrine. You are all divided into different factions and different doctrines and this violates the ways the apostles did things. Can’t you see that a denomination is putting believer against believer?
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10
If that’s not enough consider the fact that the church will not speak about certain parts of the bible but with Yehovah its all or nothing. We can’t just learn about a part of his word and ignore what we don’t want.
A full article could be written on this point but think about this and decide if you really want to stay in the church now. It is just a deception and it will be gone in the next little bit after the indignation ends.
Finally consider this second verse about unacceptable works of the flesh.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21
So we know that the crowd stays away from adultery and fornication, lasciviousness, witchcraft & emulations (covetousness) but they have fallen for these other unacceptable sins just because they attend the churches.
Uncleanness, Idolatry, Variance, Wrath, Strife, Seditions & Heresies. Now Variance, Strife, Seditions, Heresies & Idolatry all go with having the denominations that believe different things. All are in a bad way because they just focus on a few parts of the bible. This is a heresy because they deceive you into believing in a way that is different from the way of Yehovah. When it comes to bible prophecy they won’t tell you about the restoration of all things before the return of Christ. They believe in a rapture during these days or they believe the great tribulation will have us all killed. (That doesn’t have to be the case) and they don’t tell you about going to restored Israel. They don’t explain that everyone who truly follows Christ is grafted into Israel which is explained in Romans 11. You get grafted into the vine and join the natural branches. The natural branches are the children of Israel. There is strife between denominations, just look at the crusades that occurred between the Catholics and the Protestants. Even today there is strife from church-goer to church-goer and from one denomination to another. They all argue over who is right and they beat each other up. A sedition is a division and that is exactly what a denomination is. Since everyone believes something a little different we have variance over the whole church, not good at all.
One thing you might not have realized is you are most likely in uncleanness. They probably didn’t tell you we could only eat certain types of meat. If it was addressed they most likely said everything was made clean after Peter’s vision but the problem is that vision was symbolizing people and not food!
9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
12 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. Acts 10: 9-16
Here is the interpretation of the vision a few verses later.
28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Acts 10:28
So now I will show you the verses about what is clean to eat and what we should not eat.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
15 Every raven after his kind;
16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,
18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,
19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
20 All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.
25 And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
26 The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.
28 And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.
29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.
34 Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
35 And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you.
36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.
37 And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.
38 But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.
40 And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.
44 For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
45 For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:
47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten. Leviticus 11
To apply this to western diet just understand that the main red meat we see that should not be eaten is pork. The only seafood we can really eat is fish. We shouldn’t eat shellfish, octopus, squid or any other exotic seafood. All other unclean food is pretty foreign to us bugs are not eaten here and it is rare that you find someone that eats rabbits. Some delicacies that can still be eaten include turkey and goat. You can certainly keep eating your KFC and hamburgers too. Eating the other food is just one form of uncleanness.
Now you see the ways of the faith that will really set you apart from the crowd. Getting out of church is going to be hard because of the social connections but you need to get away from those that won’t proclaim the entire word. This period of separation is only going to last for a short time and then you will be better off. You will have double the social connections you had before just trust in Christ Yeshua (Jesus) and Father Yehovah. You might feel a little funny having to deny Pork & Shrimp and some might scorn you or even try to prevent you from cutting out that food from your diet. (I am in a situation like that when I am at home so I know how it feels) but you will be better off in the near future. In all things you do continue to strive for the narrow way that leads to life and if there is one thing that I have learned don’t wander between the things the bible deems unacceptable.