The Strait Gate | The Straight Gate
I Saw the Strait Gate!
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The Strait Gate!
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
In a night vision., the Lord showed me a church bus loaded with joyous people, families singing songs, being driven up a hill by a person in darkness to the "Strait Gate."
They arrived and, after getting out of the bus, tried to pass through the "Strait Gate," but they were turned away. Then they began beating the driver with their fists and trampling him underfoot.
One day I was on the web and a man shared this with me. It is an exact copy of what he wrote.
"There was a man in The Church, who had a vision of standing over hell and watching someone reach down into the fire, and in agony began to pull heads up out of the flame. He would look at one face, then in disgust let go, and grab another person. The man from the church then asked him what he was doing? In a rage the burning man answered saying. ' I'm looking for the preacher that lied to me! That didn't tell me the truth. I know he is here too, somewhere.'"
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
The first thing God said to me when He started to teach me about salvation was this., "Things are not as they seem." I was a man who thought things were under control, that things were basically alright when it came to church. I kept ignoring the"things of the Spirit," like when God showed me what was happening at the Strait Gate. I did this for about three years, mainly because, if I admitted what God was showing me by His Spirit, I would have to deal with it. I wouldn't be able to just put God where I wanted Him and go on with my life. I share this vision with you because "Things are not as they seem" in the churches.
The person in the vision driving the bus represents anyone, not just pastors or evangelists, who doesn't understand the legal, correct way that someone becomes saved. This person in darkness knows and loves Jesus and was singing right along with the passengers.
The vision is God showing us two truths. One, that there is a problem in the doctrines of the churches which was forecasted in the Bible. Second, that the way through the Strait Gate is extremely easy.
If you look at the picture, there is no gate in the opening of the Strait Gate, just like there was no door in the opening of the doorway . the Holy Spirit showed me that represented the door one must pass through for salvation unto eternal life. I mention this door in the article "Why Don't 'Repeat After Me's' Work?" but I'll describe it more here.
It was a doorway that was in a wall appearing to be of stone or concrete. It looked to be at least 3-4 feet thick. As I looked at this wall with the opening, I knew an atomic bomb couldn't change this door, or the wall. You or I cannot change the openings, or the way God has ordained to obtain salvation unto eternal life, by what we believe. The door I saw, and the Strait Gate (symbolically) represent the way God has ordained. Both ‘Things of the Spirit' show us clearly that the way is easy, with no "works" involved on our part when it comes to eternal salvation because there was no door and no gate in the openings. If we had to open the door or the gate, we would have to work (do works). Work has to do with doing something physically, changing something, etc. (One definition suggests that if you pushed on a wall all day without effecting it in some way, you have not worked.)
I have brought to your attention that there is no gate to open in the Strait Gate because as you read through this site concerning articles that have to do with salvation, you too can understand why there is no gate in the Strait Gate, no "works" for you to perform to pass through the gate. You can understand that a true confession is not a work but a release, an admitting.
Also, in the vision, the person on the other side of the gate was the one turning these people in the church bus away. I bring your attention to what Jesus said in Luke 13:24-27 in comparison to what the vision reveals. It is an interesting comparison.
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
The people in the church bus were going up an incline (will seek to enter in) to enter in and were turned away. The people on the bus had been turned away/shut out by a person of authority (master of the house).
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Keep in mind that the vision clearly shows us it is "believers", church going people, and leaders, who were shut out. Now, look at what Jesus says the people say who have been shut out.
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
When I was in heaven. I saw a believer in hell who had taken communion (eaten and drunk in thy presence). Taught in our streets is understandable because the church is symbolized as a city. It is clear that the people being shut out in verse 25 knew who Jesus is (saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us;) and thought they should have been let in, just like the vision of the Strait Gate reveals by the people on the bus singing and having a good time. They knew where they were headed. Notice they knock at the door, not on the door, in the understanding there is no door in the doorway, nor gate in the gateway. Jesus then reveals in verse 27 why they weren't let in, Iniquity. Iniquity has to do with lawlessness. We must realize that the way through the Strait Gate is a legal way; it is narrow, but extremely easy. The scriptures, Luke 13:24-27, paint a picture parallel to the picture painted by the vision.
If this is one of the first pages you have read on this site, please read the rest and ask God to reveal if what I say is true. You can understand why there is no gate in the gateway of the Strait Gate.
Get the whole picture by going to the salvation section of the site.
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