Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thought for the day

"God knows that at the end of the broad path is empty promises from the wicked one. Those on the broad path cannot see the end. They only see the path and all its trappings. Jesus says again in Mark 1:17 "...Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." Many, many times Jesus says, "follow Me." Jesus leads us on the narrow path to the straight gate. And while those on the broad path are hurling accusations and putting obstacles in our way; while they are offering us everything possible to keep us from staying on the narrow path, Jesus is walking the path with us. There is no way to stay in the right direction without Jesus leading the way.

Even when Jesus visited the home of the unbelieving, the prostitutes, houses of ill repute, (one of the stations on the broad path), He was always headed in the other direction of those on the broad path. He only stopped to tell those inside that they were headed in the wrong direction.

Jesus was talking to Paul, who had been persecuting the Church. Acts 26:16-18 "But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; V17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, V18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me." Paul was on the broad path. He had stopped at one of the stations called 'RELIGIOUS PIETY.' Then he met Jesus in the road and turned the other way and he was told to turn others from darkness to light, from satan unto God, (from the broad path to the narrow path, from one direction to another.)

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010

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