While spending time in prayer with my family, the Lord began to strongly impress upon me the importance of staying on a narrow path. I’m not sure if what follows is a “prophetic word” for 2012, or just a revelation of where the Body is headed, but I’m just going to write it down and let you judge (1 Cor. 14:29).
“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. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
We are called to take the path of the Sanctified Ones. True followers of Jesus are those who are set apart for His purposes alone. Followers of the Messiah do not have a fan base and they are not moved by the glares of those who are perishing. Those with firm foundations are not moved with glory clouds and gold dust, they are moved only by His Word.
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
The harlot church is looking for new ways to be free, which sounds great on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that they really just want to indulge in their sin and cover it with cheap grace. Those who are truly set free, become a slave to our King. They follow His Ways and bear Holy Fruit.
“But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.”
True lovers of Christ can accept this saying without reservation, but those who pretend loyalty to the King cannot. They can’t comprehend or understand that WE ARE FREE! Free to no longer obey sin. Free to no longer fulfill the lust of the flesh. Free to no longer sow seeds of unrighteousness. Free to obey God’s voice.
Free to walk the narrow path.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
As we live our lives in obedience to His Word, it sheds light on the narrow path, clearing the Way before us and making our destination obvious.
This year, you will see the path get narrower and narrower …. the call for a deeper sanctification grow stronger and stronger. The harlot church will call you legalistic …. they will accuse you of falling from grace.
But walking in the Light of the Word will make your destination clear.
“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”
To those on the fence (you know who you are), you are NOT in the Valley of Decision. You are perishing …. TURN!
“Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.”
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
May 2012 be a year of blessing to you who seek His Face.