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The Nountaineer

Which Path will you choose?

In a certain sense, we are given choices that determine our eternal course in this life. Jesus described these choices as between two paths that take us through either a “straight and narrow gate” or a “wide path” that leads to eternal destruction, and many go therein. This is to many today somewhat of a simplified set of choices that seem to be somewhat outdated or even unrealistic. I can assure you that to those of you who doubt that life can be so simple as having these two decisions but it is as true today as it was in Jesus day! We can make the decision to reject the God of the Bible and live that very Godless life which consists of self-gratification and basic selfishness. These people try to do good things to try to satisfy their conscience and do it in the sight of others so that those acquaintances or so-called friends will think well of them but they are still empty inside afterwords when all is said and done, but they never really find true satisfaction, it is only when these people give up their efforts to find satisfaction in anything other than God Himself! They must fill that empty spot in their soul, that God shaped area that only God can fill and then and only then will they start to find true peace and fulfillment. This is the straight and narrow gate that leads to eternal life! It is a narrow path because our choices are limited yet well-defined by the maker of all things and He and only He has the right to say what is good in His eyes and we must obey! The thing to remember is that God truly loves us and only wants that which is best for us so we must give our will to him and simply “Trust”. Since He created us then he absolutely knows what is best! So then, will you surrender your choices to his guidance and simply trust Him? The narrow path is the best path for both you and I! Jesus said to His disciples “Follow Me” and we must do the same I have chosen to follow Him and my life has not been the same! I gave Him the title-deed to my life which he already owned but since he has given us free will, we must make the decision to allow Him to take control of our lives and He will do that which is best for our lives since He knows the future!

Will you consider how well you have done with you in control of your life? Now consider that the Creator of the universe knows how to do it better, much better! Give Him a chance before it is too late! Our days are numbered and He is the only one who knows how much longer we have to make that very important decision and we do not! Once we die then our last chance is gone for ever! We are given plenty of evidence in the creation itself to know that He exists. The knowledge of him is built into us but sometime during childhood, our society manages to put enough doubt into us to cause us to procrastinate and try to manage our lives ourselves. Later we die without making that very important decision and then you are without hope because your life is gone for ever! Please consider that “Straight and Narrow Gate”, while you still can! We have a God-given purpose, try to find it! You do not Know the day of your death! The Lord said that the hairs on our head are  numbered and so are our days on this Earth, numbered as well!

It always seems to be the path of least resistance that is taken because it mimics nature, such as electricity or water which follows such a path. It is not the correct choice for mankind though because we are given by God a free will to choose our path. It is that free will that is so manipulated by the enemy of ALL mankind, The Devil! Do you get a mental picture of a little man in a red suit when you hear that name mentioned? I hope not, because it is not even close to the real devil who is Satan, whose name means “the adversary”. He is the enemy of God as well as mankind yet he is similar to a mad dog that is on a chain waiting for an opportunity to attack! He is the one who is ultimately encouraging you to avoid Jesus and the Salvation that He offers by “Faith”. He wants you to take that wide path that leads to destruction! Who will you choose to follow? This is based on Matthew 7:13, for an exact rendering of the passage read the original text.

There is actually one thing that “We Must Do In This Life”. All other things that people think that they need to have or need to do are secondary at best. We must love, God first and to glorify Him and to love our “neighbor”. All of the “Law and The Prophets” are fulfilled in these two things.


The Nountaineer

The first half of my life was and still is a blur to say the least. I was the product of a dysfunctional family environment consisting of parents that married and remarried multiple times and left my siblings and I doing the best that we could with what we had to work with. Then life seemed to go downhill from there. When you take into consideration a couple serious injuries in my childhood such as a serious head injury, a brain concussion that included damage to my neck that went undiagnosed because of a negligent mother who did not even bother to take me to a hospital, as well as a lower back injury in my teens that left me with a difficult road to follow, so to speak. I finally left home at the age of 16 and became an adult and on my own  too early in life.

The changes that took place in my life at the age of 30 sent me in a new direction or perhaps I should say that it gave me direction in areas where it was lacking. It was absolutely beyond comparison with any hopes or desires that I had contemplated previously. I had given up on planning anything meaningful for my life and I was strictly in a survival mode of living. I had absolutely no hope for the future. In other words, I was in the “rut” of a lifetime and with no way out apart from death.

It seems that God allows us to reach the absolute end of our selves before He finally steps-in. Prior to this, we are in control or we at least think so and until we let go of the reins, so to speak, He will not involve himself directly in a way that we can perceive. This is what it took for God to enter into my life and He did it in a way that was mind-boggling to say the least.

Why don’t you, whoever you are, give God a chance to show Himself to you and He probably will. That is, if you are really at the end of yourself and are tired of falling on your face and not really understanding why you keep making these same kinds of mistakes in your life. You need to finally admit that you are not in control of your life and just give it to Him and say “Take Over, I want to give my life to you”. This is when it is likely to happen for you and your life will never be the same! There is just one more thing that you need to do: Call on the “Name” in Faith, the name that is above all other names, “Jesus”, and He will answer and come into your life and make it “New”. He does not promise that your life will turn into a rose garden but he does make some very specific promises. If you want to know more, I AM WILLING TO HELP. Just ask me.

I am living in a small town in the southern part of Arizona where there are many who hate God and because I am a possession of God, they also hate me! I do not hate anyone, but that does not stop others from hating me and if you truly trust Jesus for “your Salvation” and are truly trusting god for your protection then you need to know that He will protect you but that does not necessarily extend to your property. Actually it really is not your’s. Everything belongs to God and if He wants to allow someone to steel or destroy it then who are we to question Him about it! I am in the midst of a “Spiritual battle” and have even been shot at on two separate occasions by hateful people who want to run me out of this area! But guess what, I am not leaving! I have a powerful God who loves and protects me from their harm, at least to my body. I have had hundreds and even thousands of dollars of property stolen or destroyed by those who hate. I hope that you do not allow hate to reside in you. It is like a cancer that eats away at you. It can cause all sorts of physical problems along with stress which is known to damage the body. I was even intentionally tortured by an ENT Dr. which stands for: ear, nose and throat. It happened last year in october, on the 8th day in 2010. It was absolutely intentional and he even laughed about it afterwards. I have compared him to Josef Mengele who was Adolf Hitler’s chief torturer because he used an electrical machine to burn me inside my left nostril, and Mengele used electricity as one of the means of torturing poor boys and girls as well as other people! Listen to me when I say that you become a target for Satan when You trust Jesus as your “Savior”.  Do not be surprised when it happens. Jesus said that because they hated me , they will also hate you because Jesus will take up residence within you through His “Holy Spirit”. Just think of the proof that this will provide to you, that you have “Eternal Life” through “Faith” in Jesus who died a horrible death to pay a sin debt that could not be paid in any other way! There is just one more thing, Do Not be the cause of any hate or hard feelings from others for God will not be pleased. We must exercise true humility. We must respond with love and not allow anyone to goad you into acting like them! Return love for hate and they will not know how to respond. They will not understand why you act differently than others do. It may even make them want to know more. Not everyone though. There are those who have truly sold their souls and are likely to never change!