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The narrow way to heaven

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
01 May 2022   |   3:59 am
The world sees sinful activities as enjoyment. Those in the world believe that a man, who is living a loose lifestyle, is enjoying himself.

Joyful Chosen mothers with their babies during dedication at the last combined service held at the national headquarters of the Church at Ijesha, Lagos

The world sees sinful activities as enjoyment. Those in the world believe that a man, who is living a loose lifestyle, is enjoying himself. This is not true! This false reasoning shows that they are ignorant of God’s ways. There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end result is destruction.

The word of God leads to eternal life. It is the direct opposite of the ways the people of the world live. The people of the world jubilate when individuals disobey God through their foolish actions.

Our Lord Jesus Christ came to counter these actions so that mankind can make heaven. The devil does not want anyone to make heaven, so, he encourages us to take bribe, fornicate, commit adultery, forge records and participate in armed robbery, among others.

The world acknowledges the rich, irrespective of the means that the riches are acquired through. God abhors the ways of the world and whosoever must make heaven must shun the lifestyle of the people of the world, and completely embrace Jesus Christ. This is why Matthew 7:13-14 says: “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 thereat: 14: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

The two words, “strait and narrow” are synonymous to “carry out.” The Church, as an outpost established by our Lord Jesus Christ to prepare people for heaven, has emphatically made it clear that although, Christians live in the world, they are not of the world. The people of the world will tell you to behave like Romans when you are in Rome, but God says no to this. Christians are to live righteously, wherever they go to. The Church and her foot soldiers ­­— Christians —­ have the sole duty of converting people to Christianity, and also to help those converted to make heaven. Although, making heaven is not a bed of roses, it is a possible task and there are people that have achieved the feat. It is for this reason that one has to continually make conscious efforts to work out his/her salvation with fear and trembling.

Mark 9:43-47 advises: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45: And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47: And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.”

If we should go by the standard of the world, no man would be qualified to make heaven. The world is full of distractions, which constitute a hindrance to the heavenly race. However, there is sufficient grace for anyone who allows the spirit of God to rule over his life to make heaven. As a Christian and a disciple of Jesus Christ, you can do all things through Jesus Christ that strengthens you.

Many people in the world today, are engrossed in pursuing wealth. They are interested in making wealth by all means to the detriment of their souls; even when our Lord Jesus Christ has made us to understand that our souls are the most important thing to God. We must shun any thing that can hinder our spiritual life, or anything that can stop us from making heaven. The things of the world will remain here on earth, while the souls will go to either heaven, or hell. We should not make the later an option. Mark 8:36-37 notes: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37: Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Anyone that is looking forward to entering heaven must live a holy and a righteous life. He/she must shun everything that is against the will of God, whether it brings wealth or not. This is why the way to heaven is narrow and difficult for many people to locate.

It is not the will of God that any man should go to hell. God wants every man, irrespective of colour, status or tribe to embrace our Lord Jesus Christ, live a holy and a righteous life and to make heaven.

God has given us conscience to choose between good and evil, but many are choosing the way of the world — evil — and not minding that all human actions have their consequences, which will certainly come according to our actions or choices. Having watched human activities and not satisfied with it, God in Revelations 22:11-14 notes: “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14; Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

If the tone of this statement is anything to go by, God is not happy with what is happening in the world. Despite the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the people of the world still wallow in sin. Even, the Israelites that witnessed the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ still do not believe in Him.

The Gentiles have one leg in the church and the other leg in the idol coven. Killing, kidnapping for ransom, idol worshipping, fornication and adultery, money rituals and all other vices that are against the will of God are now the order of the day. There are prophets, apostles, evangelists and other men of God that are teaching the people of the world the ways of God and leading some to repentance, yet majority of them are still far from God. God demands holiness from every man.

The word holy or sanctify could be used for both persons and things. When it is used for a person, it means to set apart for God’s purpose. It could also mean: 
• Believers that are eternally set apart for God’s use. Those that have accepted the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Heb.10: 10).
• Believers that have become saints or holy. They heard the message and immediately believed in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour (Heb.3: 1).
• Believers that are being sanctified by the Holy Spirit through the scripture (Jn17: 17).
• Believers that have been completely sanctified and are waiting for the appearance of our lord Jesus Christ.
It is proper to worship God who gives life. He has the power to forgive sins and accept anyone in heaven. We are to serve Him. Even though it may be difficult, the reward of eternal life in heaven should, however, propel us to do so. No one has ever served God and ends up being disappointed; serve Him and you will be rewarded both in this world and in heaven.

Chosen, Mountain On Top Of Mountains

MY name is Sister Eucheria Charles. I joined the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries in 2017.
My first testimony is on behalf of my younger brother’s wife. Last year, she had a baby and immediately after that, she had a spiritual attack. My brother, her husband, who is a pastor in another denomination prayed all manner of prayers and yet she did not get well. So, he asked me to ‘help him to call the God of my pastor to save his wife.’

I had to leave the North, where I resided for the South East, where they lived and where the lady was admitted in a hospital. I walked into the hospital with my apron with the inscription, “…And The Enemies Submitted” on me. And when the medical doctor on duty attempted to stop me from wearing the apron to the ward where my brother’s wife was staying, I told him that the apron is fire, naked wire and that he should not touch it. At this stage, my brother’s wife could not talk or move her body; she was placed on oxygen and all parts of her body swollen.

To God be the glory, immediately I placed the apron on her and called on the God of Chosen to intervene, my sister-in-law moved her body and the oxygen was removed. She regained her health and was discharged on that same day.

Furthermore, my younger sister was sick to the point of death and l was intimated of it. I was out of reach, so, I instructed my caller to place any of the Lord’s Chosen’s materials around her on my sister and pray.

She did as instructed with The Lord’s Chosen calendar and nothing happened. At this point, my sister that was sick could not talk, move or do anything. Then I sent an SMS to our General Pastor and after about one hour, my sister that was at the point of death, regained her health.

Also, one of my twin babies was always bed-wetting. They are now 17 years, so, some people advise that I should take them to the hospital for a comprehensive medical checkup, but I refused and rather told them that I know the God that I serve. I, then, took them to the Mgbidi Crusade that was organised in Lagos and the problem ceased. The baby no longer bedwet.

Praise the Lord! I thank God for all He has done for me. I pray for the General Pastor and all the Chosen members worldwide. I pray that they make heaven at last in Jesus name. Praise the Lord!

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