Our God is an active God, he doesn’t stand still, he’s not overwhelmed, he’s not passive. God wants us to join him.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -Matthew 7:13-14
The road to life, to God’s kingdom is narrow. It is not something people will just stumble upon and accidentally get into the kingdom. It something you need to actively seek.
So how do you enter the gate?
By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and throw into the fire. Thus, but their fruit you will recognize them. -Matthew 7:16-20
You enter the gate by bearing good fruit.
How do we bear good fruit?
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ -Matthew 7:21-23
You bear good fruit, by doing the will of the Father.
How do we do the will of the Father?
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had a foundation on the rock. But everyone who hers these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. -Matthew 7:24-27
You do the will of the Father, by putting the words of Jesus into action.
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