“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14, NIV). There is but one gate through which the unregenerate human being will find salvation and eternal life – that gate is Jesus Christ. A new believer enters through this gate cleansed by the blood of the Son, sealed by the Holy Spirit and restored to fellowship with the Father. The keys to the Kingdom and the promises of an unchanging God are his immediate possessions. He has all the blessings and resources of eternity to draw from as he takes his first step in his walk with Christ.
However, the believer must, at this point, be wisely cautioned. Just as the gate to salvation is singularly restricted, so too, the path that leads to life in the Christian walk is narrow indeed. When seen amidst the web of alternative worldly routes, this road seems to be a most singular and restricted one. But when the believer chooses to stay on this path, he experiences the riches of inspiration, joy and blessings.