11/6/15 Find The Narrow Gate Before It Gets Too Late

Jesus looks at Nathaniel and sees in him a genuine need to know the answer.  “You, and all who wish to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, can only do so by the narrow gate.  It is not an easy path to take, but the rewards far outweigh the trials that will come along the way.  Many people, when the end comes, will decide then that they really do want to enter the Kingdom.  But it will be too late for them then.  They will stand at the gate and knock urgently, but once God shuts the gate at the end of time, it will not open again.  They will beg, ‘Lord, open the gate and let us in, please!’  But I will say, ‘I don’t know you.’  They will plead with Me and say, ‘Oh, but we were You when You were here on earth.  We heard You when You came to our village to teach us.  We even ate dinner with You.’  And still, I will have to say, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.  Now you must leave, because your whole existence has been taken up with your own sinful desires.  You never had the time or inclination to turn from doing wrong in order to come and follow Me when you had the chance to do so.  Now it is too late for you.  Your time has ended, you made your decision while you were still on earth and you no longer have time to change your heart or your mind.’

Luke 13:23b-27

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