Last week, we ‘heard’ Jesus calling us to be among the few who are entering the kingdom of God through the narrow gate. “Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).

It is difficult to, but it must be said: “Few Christians are actually going to heaven!” This is because Christians, especially in these last days before Jesus returns, have bought into a doctrine of demons dubiously called the gospel of grace, which despises any call to holiness and righteousness. In fact, these days, many Christians feel embarrassed to even mention those words. By doing so, these Christians have knowingly chosen the wide gate through which many people are going into destruction or hell (Matthew 7:13).

But as for you and me, let us work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). Let us make our calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10) by bearing the fruit of the Spirit, by doing the righteous works which accompany salvation (Hebrews 6:9). Hallelujah.

Jesus said that, “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). The chosen few are those who will be found arrayed in clean bright fine linen, which is righteous acts of the saints (Revelation 19:8). However, many Christians who received Jesus as Lord (Master) will be shown the exit because they did not live like Jesus was indeed their Master. They disobeyed the instructions of the Master they had chosen to follow. This is why Jesus said that, “Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23).

We should make our calling and election sure by bearing the fruit of the Spirit. It is only to the fruit-bearers that it is promised: “an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:11). In the words of Jesus (John 15:1-6), every unfruitful branch in the Vine will be cut off by the Vine-Dresser and thrown into the fire. This means that anyone who is part of the body of Christ but does not bear fruit will indeed be cut off from Christ by God the Father and thrown into hell.

Do not be deceived by people like Joseph Prince and Grace Lubega. Unrighteous Christians will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). Let no one cheat you of your reward (Colossians 2:18).