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Today’s Extravagant title for Jesus is the gate and our verse is John 10:7 - "I am the gate, whoever enters through me will be saved.”
If you open your bibles to gospel of John chapter 10 verses 7 - 10 and read the verses.
7Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
What is a gate, and what does a gate do?
A gate gives us access to something. We go through a gate to get to what is on the other side, Jesus is saying that it is through Him that we get to heaven and it is through Him we are saved. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. They are given eternal life for believing in me and will never perish." John 11:25-26 NLT.
A gate provides a way through a barrier, which in this case is our sin. If not for the gate, we could not get in, because there is no way to get over or around the wall to Heaven. There is only salvation and it cannot be found in any one else except Jesus; for there is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them." Acts 4:12 NLT
A gate controls who can come through and who may not. And I share this with you now, that you must give an account on judgment today of every idle word you speak. The words you say now reflect your fate then; either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned." Matt. 12:36-37 NLT
And the father leaves all judgment to his son. Jesus. John 5:22 NLT.
Jesus is the gate and only through him will we enter heaven. Some people say there are many ways to get to the top of the mountain. But we are not going to the top of the mountain, we are going into heaven through the only gate - through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
The good news is you can go through that gate. The only requirement is that you are completely free of sin. God can not tolerate sin, and for you to enter God's house you must be perfect and free of all sin. The problem is that none of us are perfectly free of sin, we are all sinners.
But God has solved that problem!
He sent his son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins, so that we may be free of all sin and able to enter heaven. This is how, through Jesus, we are saved and can have eternal life in heaven with God.
Jesus is the way and the only path to salvation and life abundant. We can only enter by Him. Jesus gives an entrance to a pasture that satisfies the soul. He is the only way. He is truth itself. He is life, for it is only by Him that we are alive to God.
If you would like to have access to Heaven through the gate, Jesus and are ready to receive the gift of eternal life, then you can pray this prayer.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour
If you have prayed this prayer please get in touch I would love to send your something as a gift. Until next time may the God bless you and His peace be with you.