AUTHOR: Roger Fields
There are many who want to experience the power of doing great exploits for God. But the true power comes in knowing who the Lord is and what this person is willing to do to have a continual audience with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is done only when a person is willing to leave everything behind, by having it cut away. Then they be grafted in to the tree of life and cleave to that which has the greater importance. One must be determined to strive to enter into the narrow place that leads them into the Holy of Holies, where the trinity are seated waiting to see who shows up.
The Narrow Gate.
The Lord shares this message as a part of the sermon on the mount. “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who (choose) enter through it are many. How narrow is the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.
What is a true Disciple.
Just so, every good tree (planting of the Lord) bears good fruit, and a rotten tree (planting of the enemy) bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’ Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.’
Matthew 7:12-23 NABRE
Summary; in order to live a royal life one must enter in through the narrow gate, to become a planting of the Lord that allows them to bear good fruit. A tree that bears good fruit has to be pruned (every year), if they are to have abundant fruit that last. A royal life is about sharing our life with God and allowing him to remove the things that aren’t important to him. It isn’t about the power to do the stuff. It’s about knowing what it feels like when the Father touches you and him knowing us and what is the true focus of our heart. This is what places your name in his book.