We are still looking at another opposites in Matthew 7, here we have:
TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE:- the many and the few
“…broad that leads to destruction and MANY enter … but narrow the way which leads to life and FEW
there be that find…” Not all who profess Christ are on the narrow way!
Those that find life are FEW. But the sad fact is that MANY think that they are on the way that leads to life! This is what Jesus is saying here – Not all who profess Christ are on the narrow way that leads to life:
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Mat 7:21-23)
Many profess Christ but are still under the rule of sin and lusts and of this world.
Many go to church but few are the church.
Many pray but few worships God in Spirit and in truth.
Many follow some ritual and outward religiousity but few know how to serve the Lord out of “newness of spirit”.
Many talk about Jesus but few really know Him in the likeness of His death and in the power of His resurection.
Many acknowledge His death but few are being transformed by it!
Does what you know about Christ’s death brought death to you, or are you merely a confessor but not a partaker? Do you Call Christ Jesus “Lord” but still live a life of sin and disobedience to His will and Word? Then you are in danger of being cast out in that Day!