Since time immemorial man has struggled with freedom and its true mission on earth. The hunter and the hunted, the hunter takes an animal’s freedom away while the prey runs for its dear life into freedom. The hunter can relent and offer freedom to the creature that desires it so much, or he keeps stalking it until he kills it.
This picture gives us an idea as to what really resides in us in reference to human relations in the overall society, in politics, business and even religion.
If God could have been portrayed with anything He made then He would be a created god and not the Creator. If physical things could define Him then we would not talk about freedom here or the truth for that matter.
Shrinking opportunities in earning money have something to do with human thinking. Limiting freedom to others because I must have the most is a common mentality. In a group of brokers and any deal facilitators this is most evident. Each tries to chew the other out, just to get the biggest percentage, even all, never realizing that by this selfish maneuvering that guy shoots himself in a foot. By depriving others of freedom, which graciousness provides, one also imprisons his freedom. By graciously providing freedom to others one is blessed in return, for space produces more space.
Only the heavenly truth—coming from the limitless realm—can make you truly free. No other freedom is available out there, but only counterfeits. Outside of God’s truth only counterfeits are available and there are plenty of them, for wide is the way that leads not to life, but its destruction.
Does He speak about a dogma or about life? What life? Life is endless. Imagine an endlessly huge balloon, but it has a vent and that vent is rather small. Put a little green pea in your mouth and inflate the balloon, then let that green pea come in and bounce around inside the balloon. In John 3:8 Jesus spoke of being ‘born of the Spirit and no one knows where one comes from and where one is going,’ why? Because one is in that balloon which God’s RUACH (Hebrew: wind or Spirit, or Greek: PNEUMA) propelled into this brand new realm. One can speak from this enormous realm of freedom and yet no one can understand it unless one takes the same course and is also propelled by God’s Spirit into the same realm.
Do you trust yourself, or rather the Spirit of Truth within you? If you do you will not sin against your (own) body, which is not yours, but His temple, or at least it supposed to be. You will not harm it in any way, but if you do then repent being conscious of your body's sanctity. You will know your limit in food and drink, in word and emotion, for sin is the way of pain. Avoid it.
The moment you trust Him you are free, and He wants you to be free in every way. By being enslaved to His ways only I find the true freedom, for only in His ways is the true wisdom.
The loss of my life equals the finding of life.
A blind belief in Jesus is not enough. Religion alone is not enough. Going to church, hearing a sermon, catechism or taking the holy communion, none of these things bring the true freedom, for Jesus said, “If you CONTINUE in My word… then (John 8:31-32).
The narrow gate and narrow way represent the key that opens a lock. It is the law of purity and love for the Creator. Anyone walking according to this law will become like Enoch who had restricted himself to purity; in the midst of gross impurity; and to loving God and the fellowman in the midst of hatred and brute violence. Enoch was a true peacemaker and God loved him. Enoch entered through that narrow gate, which he himself chose. That means he trusted himself to the point of handling that freedom (which was his) with understanding, knowledge and wisdom; thus one sacrifices the fleshly nature.