THE NARROW WAY OR THE BROAD WAY?
A watchman is called by God to warn of impending danger. They stand on the wall and look in all directions to see if the enemy is coming. Ezekiel was called to be a watchman, and was told to warn the people if God was going to bring judgement for their sin, and if they repented they might be able to stay the judgement or lessen it.
In Matthew 7:13-14 it says, “Enter ye in at the strait (narrow) gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait (narrow) is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” I see our nation at a crossroads. There are two paths ahead of it. One leads to eternal life and the other leads to destruction. Did you notice it says few there be that find the narrow way? This shows me that many are going the broad way. The easy path. It is more difficult to take the narrow way, because when it is narrow you can’t take much with you.
The “broad way” brings to mind the glitter and bright lights of the world, enticing to so many. It sparkles and is lit up to attract many like moths to a flame. Little do they know that it is the way of destruction. The broad way allows you to bring many with you. It is not a tight squeeze. The narrow way doesn’t allow room for the baggage of the world my friends. It requires letting go and going straight ahead.
With the political temperature in our country it is not hard to see which party is going the way of the world – the broad way. The humanistic culture that puts self on the throne with I can, and I will, and I have a right, is what this culture has produced. It has no value for anything but self. It denies the existence of any God that has “rules” that need to be followed. Many choose this way. Sadly, it will bring death and destruction to those that follow that path.
Is the narrow way easy? No, but it is the only path to choose if we are to please God. It means denying self and the lusts of the flesh. It means saying no to agendas that oppose God and the bible. It means making a stand for righteousness.
Yes, we are at a crossroads, and how we vote this November will determine the destiny of our country and perhaps the rest of the world, since America sets the standard for so many. If this nation goes with the broad way, you can be sure that this warning of destruction has been sounded by this Watchman, and we will reap the consequences.
Which path are you going to follow? Which party represents the narrow way? It is the Republican Party. (praying, standing with Israel, anti-socialism, anti-abortion,) Which party is all about self? It is the Democratic Party. (abortion, transgenderism, homosexuality, Black Lives Matter, Socialism.)
Search it out, and I pray you go with the party platform that represents the narrow way.