The hidden narrow path – Kevin Barrett
June 22, 2017
Word from the Lord:
My chosen ones, I come to you today with a special invitation. This invitation is not special because of its rarity, yet because of its eternal value. Listen well to Me. This invitation is the path of the cross. Yes, this is the same invitation which goes out to all who would choose to follow Me (Matt. 16:24). However, as I have declared in My word, few find this path, and that includes those who call themselves by My name (Matt. 7:14, 21-23).
Take this truth and meditate upon it. FEW ‘FIND’ this path. Thus, this path is something that must be found. This path is hidden and must be found daily as you hear My still small voice and lay down your own will to obey Mine.
This path is hidden from the wisdom of man and proud in heart, and this includes those who call themselves by My name. For to follow this path, one must become humble like a child and surrender all to Me (Matt. 11:25, Matt. 18:3). This path can ONLY be found in complete surrender to Me as you sacrifice your will for Mine (Romans 12:1). For I AM this path of the cross. And as you take this path, you shall lose your life and take up Mine as your life becomes hidden in Me (John 3:30, Col. 3:1-4).
However, this path is not a path of ease filled with self-centered blessings as falsely taught and believed by many. No, this path is filled with suffering and death, yet also with springs of refreshing and life in Me. I tell you, not many choose this path because it is a path of death to self. It is a path of death to dreams, self-ambition, self-glory, and all that is of self and this world (Isaiah 55:7-9, 1st John 2:16). Yet, all these things are as dung compared to the fullness of life in Me (Phil. 3:8).
So, I ask you, My chosen ones; are you willing to take this path with Me. If so, and if you continue on this path to the end, you shall then become one with Me and My Father in our fullness and never again shall you go out from our presence (John 17:21-23, 1 Cor. 6:17,). Our Spirit and presence shall abide in you and we shall become one with you for all eternity. This is the pearl of great price, the fullness of My Father’s kingdom abiding within you. Are you willing to pay the price for this eternal treasure?
Do not quickly answer this call, for it is important that you consider the cost (Luke 14:26-33). This will cost you everything dear to your flesh. Many will not understand this path which you have chosen and you will be rejected and despised, even by many in the churches of man. For very few have chosen this path, therefore, many will not discern the reason behind your choices that will even seem foolish to them at times (1 Cor. 2:14).
I tell you the truth, on this path you shall die to your own life that you may have fullness of life in Me. And in this newness of life, you shall also be one with all those in the body of Christ, with Myself as the head. Oh, I know that you have all been taught of this oneness of the body in your churches and religious gatherings. Yet, I tell you; many of you have not yet truly experienced oneness with each other in Spirit. For it is ONLY as one’s life is hidden in Me when they are truly united by My Spirit with others in the body. This cannot be done by any means of the flesh, yet, even so, religious men futilely attempt this unity with all their might.
I love you, My chosen ones, with an everlasting love. And it is My desire to give you My Father’s kingdom. For it is My desire to fulfill My Father’s will, and it is His will to give His kingdom to His children (John 4:34, Luke 12:32).
Listen to Me well. You MUST sit at My feet often and wait upon Me. It is ONLY in hearing and obeying the voice of My Spirit that one can take this path (Jer. 7:23, Isaiah 55:2-3, Luke 6:47-49). It is not by following the scriptures or even your religious leaders (John 5-39-44). It is ONLY by following Me. And following Me is listening to My still small voice and obeying. It is not following your church or your bible. For this reason, many do not find this path of the cross.
Oh, I do not speak this day against your church. For the church is the gathering of the called-out ones. And in this, if I truly am the head of your church, then your church shall be led by Me in your gatherings. However, if I am NOT the head of your church and man’s agenda is instead, then I do speak against your church and tell you to come out from among them and follow Me (1 Cor. 11:17, 2 Cor. 6:17). I will not let you down nor take advantage of you as many in the churches of man do. For if the leaders in your church do not follow My leading, they are only using you for the furtherance of their own kingdom (1 Sam. 8:1-22).
Oh, do not take these words of Mine as too harsh. For I love you all very deeply and it is My desire for you to have fullness of life in Me. And for this to be so, you must accept this truth that many reject, and thus, cannot find the narrow path of the cross.
I tell you, I died on the cross not only as an atonement for your sins, yet also as your example (1 Peter 2:21). For just as I lived in the likeness of sinful flesh, so I had to lay My life down that I may receive the resurrected life. And so it is with you. Do you not understand what it means that I am the last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45)? All that I accomplished as a man in the flesh you may also accomplish. I not only made the way for you, but I also showed you the way, which is death to the self-life. I laid down My life in obedience to My Father’s will to the point of allowing Myself to be crucified on the cross (Phil. 2:8). You must do the same. Not a physical crucifixion on a cross, yet an inner crucifixion as you deny your own will and choose to obey My will instead.
There are many who believe that this path of the cross is merely following the scriptures or religious traditions. Yet, I tell you, the ONLY path of the cross is in ME, and one must follow ME, not the scriptures or any religious traditions. Oh, I may speak to you through the scriptures, but following the scriptures without My Spirit is following the letter of the law that kills the life of the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:4-6). For am I not the living word? And the Scriptures bear witness of Me that I am the Life and Light of men (John 1:4,7,9). Therefore, life is found in following Me, not following the scriptures. I do not discredit the scriptures for they are there to testify of Me. Yet, I merely proclaim to you that I AM the living word. Abide in Me as I bring the scriptures to life in you. And as My living word abides in you, and you in Me, all that you ask shall be given to you (John 15:7).
Hear Me. I desire to give you all the fullness of life. Yet, as I declared in My word; unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone, separated from the life of the Spirit; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit (John 12:24). Therefore, if you seek to keep your own life, no matter how Godly or righteous it may seem, in the end, you shall lose it (1 Cor. 3:12-15). Yet, if you will choose to hate your life of this world and follow Me in obedience to My still small voice, you shall then find the fullness of life that can ONLY be found in Me (2 Tim. 3:5, Matt. 16:25, Luke 14:26).
I love you all, My chosen ones, and this is not a difficult thing to understand. Yet, very few find this simple path of the cross which is obedience to My voice. Therefore, I do not desire for you to miss out on this. If you find this truth too hard to believe, then seek Me in this. Enquire of My Spirit and the Holy Spirit shall reveal this truth to you.
You are in the last of the last days and everything that is hidden shall be revealed (Luke 8:17-18). And thus, I am revealing this to you. It has been hidden from many over the generations, yet I choose to reveal it to My chosen ones.
Seek Me now and see if this bears witness in your spirit-man. Surely, if you have My Spirit within you, He shall guide you into all truth and will not deceive you (John 16:13). I love you, My chosen ones. Therefore, I urge you to seek Me in this that you may truly find the abundant life in Me……
Jeremiah 16:11-12 “Then you shall say to them, [It is] because your fathers have forsaken Me, says the Lord, and have walked after other gods and have served and worshiped them and have forsaken Me and have not kept My law, And because you have done worse than your fathers. For behold, every one of you walks after the stubbornness of his own evil heart, so that you do not listen to and obey Me.” (AMPC)
John 10:27 “The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow (obey)Me.” (AMP)