"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which LEADS TO LIFE, and there are few who find it."Matthew 7:13-14
The narrow path does lead to death, the death of ego and rebirth into a life beyond anything you can imagine. What a shame for them, that the character's of so many, are so blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (brainwashed & stained/marked) by the instinctual, egocentric nature and characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comfort and fear for survival of their flesh. The beast of their flesh, that God calls Satan and man calls ego, that causes them to deceive themselves into believing, that by religiously attending a halfway house (church), memorizing and reciting scriptures like parrots, and passing the buck to charities, etc., they're disciples of Christ and are saved.
I'm sorry to have to be the servant voice of God, who has to tell you, you couldn't be further from the truth. For only those who forsake all and walk the narrow path to be stripped and cleansed of every spot of the characteristic pride, vanity and selfish ambition, etc, of their flesh, along with every blemish of worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, in short, every trace of that which is not of or from God's divine nature and characteristics of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness, are TRUE disciples. Those who sit in the halfway house, know they have to do it, but are too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (brainwashed & marked) by the beast of their flesh, and keep avoiding it and instinctively and egocentrically, make excuses.
God sent me to call you all out, with the invitation (will) He gave me to deliver, to come out of the world altogether and all together, to live for love with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish. For this is the true way of life, in His eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute true love and virtue. Yet in the fulfilment of scripture (Luke 14:16-35), you have all instinctively resisted and turned away from (ignored) me and His will, and have no idea of the consequences. So let me tell you what they are...
He will cast you into the outer darkness of absolute oblivion and forgetfulness, and in this, He is showing mercy, in saving you from a fate far worse than death (hell), and this is the only salvation you will receive. Whether you believe it or not, understand it or not, like it or not, ready or not. For when He gave me His invitation (will) to deliver, He decreed in His thunderous voice, so all of Heaven would hear, "The time for talk is over and NOW is the time for action, and all those who instinctively and egocentrically resist and turn away, are to be left behind in the dust and ashes. For talk is cheap and I'm sick to the teeth with the religious tares and lukewarm fencesitters and wannabes, who sit on the fence in the halfway house (church), with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world, serving two masters and want to be like Christ, but are too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (brainwashed & marked), by the beast of the flesh, to do what it takes. This is the fulfilment of the word I gave (Luke 14:16-35, Matthew 7:21-23, Malachi 4, Joel 3:9-14, Revelation 18:4, etc, etc)."
But naturally, you're too full of yourself and worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, to understand, believe or accept that. So you're just going to have to find out for yourself, when you're forced to do it the hard way, through GREAT tribulation or take the mark to soothe the savage beast of the flesh (ego) and its desire for creature comfort and fear for survival.
But the natural (instinctual, egocentric) man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually (supernaturally) discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14