• Apostle John Morton

Narrow Is The Path

Marijuana, if you asked many why they smoke it, they would say, “It’s alright everybody does it”. The ways of the multitude IS the path of destruction

Matthew 7:13-14 Reads

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Let me Begin by asking you this question; do you really believe What God Says? Okay with that in mind, have you ever really considered what this scripture is telling us. We run rampant through the word of God looking for the things that appease our hopes and desires, but we dare to have a bald face lack of consideration for the warnings that come to the people of God. Verse 13 says wide is the gate and Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many are they that enter therein. So essentially these scriptures are starting by telling us that the majority will follow the way that leads to destruction. 14 says straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to Salvation and few are they that enter in.

Now let's look at that in a mathematical context. The word few means three, or should we say 3 of 100. So remaining in a mathematical context, the word of God is literally telling us that 70% of us would not find the way to truth, righteousness and salvation. Yes he did say it is his will that none should be lost, but he also gave free will. So, many of us regardless of the evidence of clarity before us, will still choose our own intellectual perception; being more compelled by the power of free will rather than the leading of the spirit. The purpose of this letter has nothing to do with trying to change what you have come to know. But it's got everything to do with trying to convince you to seek the things that you may have missed.

PROVERBS 14:12 says "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death."

If you truly believe the omnipotence of God's word then you know that every warning must be seen as viable. Once you come to understand the variables that exist within these warnings, then you can be sure of the path that you are on; and the evidence of your ability to overcome the hidden obstacles. I'm going to reveal a wealth of understanding coming straight from the scriptures and the mistakes of others that came before us. Mistakes that prove that everything we have come to know in the New Testament would still come against our desire to walk in the fullness of the will of God. The most important thing is that you understand, making the decision to trust or believe me will not benefit you one bit. But making the decision to seek a deeper revelation of the heart of God will deliver you into the place of victory that you may not even know you've been seeking.

Let me start by pointing out the scenario that occurred in the Garden of Eden. I want to show you how self endeavor has the power to compel you to disavow everything that you know to be correct.

God gave His directives for the Garden to Adam who in turn was responsible for everything in the garden. So why is it that Adam stood in front of His wife and allowed the serpent to speak words of deception to her. We know that he heard it all because the scripture says that the woman ate of the fruit and gave to her husband with her. Now here is the clincher. The flesh has the ability to lust for the most inconvenient of things. The only way that the flesh is victoriously thwarted is through the heart driven desire to do the will of God.

Adam knew the will of God and even taught it to the woman, but as soon as there was a contrary voice that was willing to change God’s word of restriction to a word of personal gain, Adam was willing to listen. That’s the reason why He never exercised His authority to command the serpent from the garden. Because within himself was a desire to receive the serpents words as justification for His self endeavor. So you see that the spirit of self endeavor has been a tool of the enemy from the very beginning. Satan knows that the flesh always bears the desire of self, and it’s been a problem among the professed people of God from day one to now. When Adam was confronted by God rather than Reckoning with what he had done he not only blame the woman but he blamed God As well.

No matter how much is given to the flesh it always wants more, never considering the requirement for it to be subject to spiritual order. One of the greatest examples was King Saul. I’m going to start from the 15th chapter of Samuel; its no need to go into the fact that Saul was once a man of similitude because these scriptures will point that out later. But this is what too often happens to those who become too self endeavored about God having His hand on what their doing.

I Samuel 15:10-31

10 The word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11‘I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me, and has not carried out my commands.’ Samuel was angry; and he cried out to the Lord all night. 12Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, and Samuel was told, ‘Saul went to Carmel, where he set up a monument for himself, and on returning he passed on down to Gilgal.’ 13When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him, ‘May you be blessed by the Lord; I have carried out the command of the Lord.’ 14But Samuel said, ‘What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears, and the lowing of cattle that I hear?’ 15Saul said, ‘They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the cattle, to sacrifice to the Lord your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed.’ 16Then Samuel said to Saul, ‘Stop! I will tell you what the Lord said to me last night.’ He replied, ‘Speak.’

17 Samuel said, ‘Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18And the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, “Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.” 19Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord?’ 20Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, I have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21But from the spoil the people took sheep and cattle, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.’ 22And Samuel said, ‘Has the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obedience to the voice of the Lord?

Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is no less a sin than divination, and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry.

Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.’

24 Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25Now therefore, I pray, pardon my sin, and return with me, so that I may worship the Lord.’ 26Samuel said to Saul, ‘I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.’ 27As Samuel turned to go away, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. 28And Samuel said to him, ‘The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this very day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. 29Moreover, the Glory of Israel will not recant* or change his mind; for he is not a mortal, that he should change his mind.’ 30Then Saul* said, ‘I have sinned; yet honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.’ 31So Samuel turned back after Saul; and Saul worshipped the Lord.

Let me point out the fact that when Saul realized that none of His excuses would work, he was still stuck on self endeavor when he asked Samuel to return for the purpose of honoring him before the elders and the people. The anointing is in fact the hand of God upon your endeavors to do HIS will. When you get so high minded that the things of God only work for you when they serve your intellectual perspectives, there is no longer an anointing, just the works of YOUR hands. All of this is brought on by what we find in verse 23. For rebellion is no less a sin than divination, and stubbornness is like iniquity and idolatry.

Its easy to think you’re going the right way when your path seems to bear reward. However, there is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof is destruction. When confronted by God Adam truly felt Justified when he said you know that woman that you gave me? Literally accusing God as beeing responsible for everything that happened. This is what self Endeavor does for you, it allows you to clarify things by your own perception; even miss configuring the truth into your own desired outcome. Becoming evidence of what the scriptures told us would be the ways of death. For there is a way that only seems right.

The difference between that dispensation and the dispensation of Grace is that the spirit of God now abides in all of us. No longer do we have to wait for the prophet to come to tell us what is desired of God. His will is revealed through the presence of the Holy Spirit on a moment-by-moment basis. That's making us without excuse when it comes to the ability of knowing what is right with God. But still, not only will we follow wayward men of leadership after seeing their adverse ways. But we will Embrace every work that they present to us with a fullness of intent.

2nd Timothy 4:3 Reads.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

This single verse gives us a clear understanding of the fact that we as a people will reach a point where we're no longer looking for the things of God but we're looking for what serves our audible desire. Nobody wants to be told they're wrong when they're wrong but they want to be told they're right when they're right. The biggest problem is that we have decided that we're always right even in our place of rebellion against what we know is the will of God. There’s a song that I hold dear to heart, and the words of the song are Lord Reveal Your Heart To Us. That's a wonderful statement but the reality of it all is we're asking for something that God already did. And if we're asking for something that he already did then we must not believe him. The Life of Christ was a pure out front revelation of the heart and the will of God. The crucifixion of Christ was a revelation of God's desire to redeem us back to himself. The resurrection of Christ was the doorway by which we were enlightened with the spirit of Truth. The heart of God has in fact been revealed to us not only in knowledge but in benefit. Yet we still endeavor to do and believe that which works best for the lust of our flesh.

I would really like to have the benefit of the doubt that many of you reading this letter truly have a desire to understand your need to reroute your spiritual lives. But the reality of it is that most of you will be a hard reach. I can even say it's difficult as convincing today's teens that wearing their pants around the bottom of their butt is not normal. I say the simply because many of you have been engrafted into an old standard of rebellion. And that which is standard we consider to be the norm. And that which is normal is believed to be right. Just like it was in Sodom and Gomorrah.

The scripture say they that seek shall find but wherever you initiate the concept of seeking there are questions that you bear. God knows exactly where we are in our lives, and he will not present answers to questions that you are not seeking the answers for. It's almost as if I came up to you and gave you the answer to an equation that you didn't ask for. You would most likely stand there looking at me as if I had a problem, and would conclude with what are you talkin about. I remember a point in my own life where I was led in the presence of the Lord to ask what am I missing what is it that you desire from me that I have yet to see. Little did I know it would take me on a course of redirection that would not be totally understood and embraced for a period of 5 years. But the other end of That rerouting became the most rewarding period of my walk with him.

The scripture say that we should be as a child because the child is receptive in the things that they do not understand. But even a child can believe that they know the fullness of a matter and be rejectful. That's all good in matters of life where we will one day understand, but I personally cannot fathom the idea of someone choosing to not know that they missed what God desires for them even in this day.

I want to post one question for you. What is it that you see in the word of God that you know for a fact it's not enforced, embraced, and carried out in the fellowship that you trust in? Narrow is the gate and few are they that enter in. This all begins with a spirit of compromise. Very small compromises. You open your eyes, you see something that does not add up, and then you choose to act like it's not there. Scripture said that the holy spirit will be our guide on to all truth. And we decide what truth is acceptable to us.

When lot was called out of Sodom he tried to compromise the place of his exodus in every way possible. But God did not command an exodus out of Sodom alone, but out of the place of sinful nature. Let's say that you're a part of the fellowship where you know that there are things that are being done through leadership that are totally contrary to the acceptance of the Holy Spirit. It's not the place that God would desire you to leave. It's the actual state of compromise of the Spirit that lives in you.

We live in a nation where even our collegiate environment teaches us the power of debate. Our legal systems have grown to debate the validity of insight over truth. And we have now reached the point where most fellowships compromised the things of God for the purpose of not only luring the world but financial gain as well. I told you in the beginning that I would be presenting a wealth of information, yet I feel that the small amount that is already been given is enough for many of you to never desire to hear anything that I might say again. With that in mind I'm going to pause at this point and those of you who do have a desire for more can keep your eyes open for the next letter.

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