Jesus is the door of the sheep. He said so Himself. But how does that work today? Narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to life, and few are they that find it. So it’s not like there are flashing neon lights or anything. But our Lord does have a visible presence in the world today, and (somewhat scarily) that presence is His body, the ekklesia, the church, aka: us.
I was asking Abba (again) on Saturday about the beautiful gate of the Temple, also pondering why it seems that so few desire to go through that gate. Here is our conversation:
“Father, You are good and lovely in all things. There is no darkness in You, neither can anyone or anything cast a shadow on You. How can it be, then, that so few seem able to understand or to see You?”
They do not desire to look into these things, but rather, clinging to the world of their senses, they dismiss that which, without desire, they are incapable of seeing. The ones who turn back, who look back toward Sodom, are not only unfit for, but are incapable of entering the Kingdom of God. They cannot discern, see, discover, or in any way sense My Kingdom. Only you all, in your unity, can display My Kingdom in any palpable way to them. This is the only way many will ever catch the first glimpse of My face.
I came as the door of the sheep; and now you all, as My expression on the earth, have become the door by which many may enter in.
You have no idea how much importance I have placed in you all. My very name, My revelation among the nations, is dependent on your displaying it to them. How are the lost found? They are found when and if you all, My body, My bride, find them. I cannot now physically walk the earth, but you all are My representatives, My ambassadors on the planet.
In Me, you are both physically present to the natural realm, and simultaneously in the Spirit, living by eternal life. How can you live truly, except by life that I give? Nevertheless, there is a natural and a divine life. Forsake daily the natural earthly temporal life that you may embrace the bread that I shall give to you, for the bread that I shall give brings a different kind of life than that supplied by natural food.
The more you eat of this bread, the more you will live by My life.
So, talk of Me when you walk by the way; meditate on Me as you go about your day; seek Me in the noonday and at evening; in the morning give thanks and greet Me — and I will set you on high above your enemies and they shall know My name, that it is wonderful.
In Me, you will hope in My words, for they are a light to your feet and a lamp for your path. They are bread and wine to you. So enter by the Gate — Father, Son, Spirit. I am the gate and I am the WORD — the Spirit and the truth. I am the Word made flesh, and in Me is life.