"I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires." (Mat 5:20)
things are for spiritual people and spiritual truths are
Jesus answered, "I am telling
you the truth: no one can see the
same way, those inside the courtyard of
Each one that goes on to take the next step into the tabernacle of Moses will be able to look back and perceive where the others are at, but those at the rear will look forward and criticize those who are doing things that they don't understand.
"Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God's Spirit. Such a person really does not understand them, and they seem to be nonsense, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis." (1Co 2:14)
Many people accept Christ with their heads, but not with their hearts.
"They heard the message, but
it did them no good, because when they heard it,
they did not accept it with faith." (Heb 4:2)
Other people may be Christians, but they are stuck in the outer court of the tabernacle of Moses and will never taste the deeper things of Christ.
"They came to Elim, where
there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees;
there they camped by the water." (Exo 15:27)
Did you maybe put up camp at the Wash Basin of the tabernacle of life?
"Remember this! Whoever does
not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter
Many Christians will not be able to enter the door.
"So the foolish ones went off to buy some oil; and while they were gone, the bridegroom arrived. The five who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was closed. "Later the others arrived. 'Sir, sir! Let us in!' they cried out. 'Certainly not! I don't know you,' the bridegroom answered." (Mat 25:1-12)
The master of the house will
get up and close the door; then when you stand outside and
begin to knock on the door and say, 'Open the door for us, sir!' he
will answer you, 'I don't know where you come from!'
- Pieter de Waal
It is impossible to grow spiritually unless you stop at the Wash Basin and get cleansed and separated unto God. Only then will you be able to perceive the deeper things of Christ and go through the door to fulfill your potential and achieve your purpose in life.
"Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will
enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only
those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do." (Mat 7:21)
What is impossible with man is possible with God
"Jesus went on to say, "My
children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! It is much
harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle." At this the disciples
were completely amazed and asked one another, "Who, then, can be
saved?" Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is
impossible for human beings but not for God; everything is possible
"Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will
impossible it might seem to enter the door of
- Pieter de Waal