Our Lord Jesus encourages us to keep FAITHFUL DAILY taking up HIS CROSS to FOLLOW HIM to Heaven (Matthew 10:38) (Luke 9:23).
JESUS warns, says: “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
“[NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME], Lord, Lord, [SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN]; but [HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN]” (Matthew 7:21).
“For many are called, but [FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and [NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE], and [FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT]” (Matthew 7:13–14).
“[LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH], where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO]” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“[IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS]: if it were not so, I would have told you. [I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU].
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
[AND WHITHER I GO YE KNOW, AND THE WAY YE KNOW].
Thomas saith unto him, ‘Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?’
Jesus saith unto him, ‘[I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME]’” (John 14:2-6).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).