So now we come to the precipice.
Seeing all of the corrupt and outrageous actions taking place in our world today (or perhaps it’s always been there; for years/decades/centuries… and people wise up to it (or don’t) on their own time), we must ask ourselves what it all boils down to.
What is the end-game?
What do we do?
Now, I have made a list of some of the possible routes that people/individuals/humanity can go down. Assessing all of these paths, ultimately it culminates into TWO paths that one can choose from.
You’ve likely heard of the verse, “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
Well, this idea fits in nicely here. A little too nicely. In fact, it fits in so well, that there’s little room to wonder if this may have been misconstrued in some way.
But, I will offer these paths for others to consider, for your reflection. This is based on what I have seen, my beliefs, and my opinion. To be clear, this is not meant to offend anyone. Only to present the separate groups that I see people dividing into.
What do you think? Do you agree/disagree? Is there a path I’m missing? While at first glance it may seem to be unfair to box people in these separate groups, I am merely trying to outline the different paths that I see people taking as things progress during our lives. And likely, many of these paths have been taken by us as individuals at some point. Until we finally settle into one that fits us.
Ultimately, we will all come to the same place – but what happens after that remains to be seen. And I would very much like it to see people on the right side of history.
1st Path – the 3 D’s – Destruction/Disruption/Disorder
There are those who live in chaos. They love drama – causing it, being involved it, watching it… Even if some will not admit to it and/or they will deny it, there are individuals who enjoy a crazy/hectic life.
This isn’t “evil” per se, but when we see the Bible verse above specifically mention that the wide gate leads to ‘destruction’ (in other versions, it is translated as: ‘hell’ – New Life Version / ‘death’ – The Voice / ‘perdition, damnation’ – Wycliffe Bible), one can make the correlation that to seek this lifestyle would lead to one’s destruction.
And then there are those, of course, who know full well the actions they are taking. Deliberately causing mayhem, wars, hatred, anger, violence… There are of course many references to the secret societies of the world, the “hidden hand”, whose motto “order out of chaos”, fits very well into this scenario.
Yet again, there will be those who, separate from the secret societies, follow this sinful lifestyle and revel in it. Perhaps they know no better. Or perhaps they know exactly who they’re following by going down this road. Perhaps they’re of the belief that nothing happens to us after we die and there will be no judgement. We just cease to exist.
Perhaps they’re of the belief that “life” is for us to enjoy it, sins and all, free will, do what thou wilt, etc. Perhaps they seek the worldly life and those of the world – riches, fame, power… which brings me to the next path.
2nd Path – The Ways of the World
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.“ – 1 John 2:15-17
Sadly, there are many who seek this path. We have been so inured to seek the “successful” life – whatever “successful” means in a normal social setting – high-paying career, family, 3 story house, promotion, Maserati, the most friends/followers on tiktok, the greenest yard in the neighborhood, winning the Nobel Prize, etc., etc., etc. that we end up losing sight of what really matters.
It is not just the most famous of celebrities, or the highest-bribed paid politicians, or the corrupted healthcare workers and scientists keeping their silence for money and to maintain their reputation… these are also everyday ordinary citizens that prize money, recognition, their status, other people, etc. that they will literally choose the ways of the world over their salvation.
Even if they consider that it is not the best route for them spiritually, they will be tempted by the allure of what the world can offer them. The physical/materialistic aspects are tangible, pleasing to the eye; monetary wealth/fame can boost one’s image/ego. Even if they plan to follow the RIGHT path at some point, they put that on hold until they decide if and when it’s right. If they even ever make this choice (or have the chance to…).
This group also, in my opinion, includes the Lukewarm Christians. Those who may proclaim with their mouth that they follow Jesus Christ, but in their heart they are still tied into the worldly system – debts/mortgages to pay, the safety net of a job/career, the need to attend a prestigious college, going to church only to fulfill obligation or because of habit, the desires to adhere to a strict set of rules for the illusion of temporary granted freedoms…
When push comes to shove, the lukewarm Christians sit on the fence until they are finally forced to make a choice – and sadly, many of them will choose the wide/easy path.
3rd Path – The Clueless / Deniers
As much evidence and proof there is of heinous agendas by those in positions that they shouldn’t be in, there will be a group of people that are either utterly clueless to these kinds of activities, and/or they will outright deny that this is even happening. Even as the atrocities pile up all around them, the bubble they live in will not allow them to see/admit when things have gotten out of hand.
Their refusal or blissful ignorance keeps them from seeing the truth of the ways of the world,
“My people perish for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. – Ephesians 4:18
From this group, the efforts to debunk, ridicule, scorn those who do believe that the world is excessively heading towards a bleak, dark future and who are trying to alert others, will give rise to a form of indifference/passiveness that influence others into the belief that the “conspiracy theories” of our time are just that. Fruitless conspiracy theories that have no basis in reality.
So even if the evidence is there, it will be ignored and bypassed as just coincidental, weird occurrences that have no affect in the ways we live our lives. Letting the wickedness run rampant freely with little to no opposition, or even acknowledgement from the people on this path.
4th Path – The Follower
A saying that I, for one, have gotten morosely too familiar with these last couple of years, is, “Everyone else was doing it. So I followed along.”
The need to “fit in”, to not be “left out”, to “follow the group”… Regardless if they were for or against the ideologies set forth by the so-called majority… once they see their friends, families, co-workers, strangers, people around them following a set-up paradigm, they will accept it as a part of their normal lifestyle. They will let it integrate into their life, either without so much as a single thought, or even just silently going along with the motions.
This leads to a very severe upset in the way that a society is run.
Imagine the very same tyrannical forces that enjoy disruption and chaos from the 1st path, employing their dictatorship and anarchy on to the rest of the world, and enforcing their beliefs on to the rest of the world. Now imagine the population, even if hesitant or resistant to it at first, slowly becoming indoctrinated, habituated, desensitized – to the initially outrageous and preposterous proposals set forth by these establishments?
This is exactly what’s going on in the world right now, with such escalating force and alarming speed, that if one isn’t paying attention, they will easily be swept into this immoral culture without a clue how they got there. And will they stand up against it? The people in this group will not. They will go along with it. Because even by the time they notice it is happening (if they even do), the majority has already accepted it. And they will follow, if only for the sole reason to not be ostracized.
5th Path – The Lost Sheep
Sadly, while not necessarily under the “follower” path, the lost sheep are the ones who have been led astray and deceived/manipulated into believing that certain systems/structures being set in place are what’s right.
Whether they are being indoctrinated by “educators”, taught their ideologies from their parents, misled by their pastors, outrightly lied to by “experts” or authority figures… the people that fall in this group have been tricked, scammed and misguided.
I have a level of sympathy for the people in this group. They are doing what they believe is right by listening to the people that they were taught to trust. Throughout our youth, who were we taught to trust? Our parents, our teachers, law enforcement, doctors, pastors… we are taught exclusively not to trust strangers – even if those strangers are simply concerned citizens on the internet.
It should make sense. However, for those in authority, it’s quite easy for people in those positions to abuse their authority. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This can be construed in a couple of ways. The original meaning: those in power end up being corrupted, OR, one can look at it as: those in power corrupt others.
This could fall under a cult-like inclination, perhaps a vicious cycle that perpetuates unorthodox teachings, misled belief structures in certain institutions and agendas… and, in some cases, this is by very strategic and deliberate design.
6th Path – Give Up / Give In
In this path, there will either be those who have given up on humanity and leave them to their own devices, doom, demise… what have you, although they themselves are fully aware of what’s going on. Perhaps they are of the mentality that nothing they can do or say will amount to anything, so they choose not to do anything. Or perhaps they simply don’t care. They are not necessarily for the immoralities going on in the world – but rather they see no way to stop it, and so have sat back to let the world do what it will.
Then there are those who have tried to set things right; bring attention to certain topics/subjects that people should address and change. They will try to tell others and spread awareness. But they will not be met with much luck and will realize that their attempts are futile.
While at first those in the second group were attempting a noble effort, the lack of the response they were hoping for gives rise to a certain apathy and will conclude, much like that of the first group, that nothing they say or do will change humanity for the better. So they essentially give up.
Even more tragic, there will be those who not only give up, but will give in. It’s one thing to remain resistant to immoral changes, but it’s an entirely different field to give in completely to the establishments that one was at first opposed against. This is not to imply that everyone will give in, because some will remain resistant. But there are some that will, sadly, cave in to the pressure – essentially joining the Followers of the 4th path.
7th Path – The 3 R’s: Resist/Rebel/Retaliate
While seeing all of the corruption and wickedness taking hold of the world may lead one to consider a “revolution” of some sort, initially, it would seem that this is the only path that one could take in order to “fight the establishment”; in order to stand up against dictatorship and tryanny.
And certainly, there will be people attempting to join this path – if not already on it.
However, while Resisting should most definitely be followed, as well as Rebelling to a certain degree, the last R – Retaliate, should be reconsidered. I would imagine most people in this group would Resist and Rebel, yet fall short of Retaliating.
Peaceful protests are fine, violently rioting/opposing is not. Openly declaring/discussing our beliefs, stances, disagreements are fine. Or it should be; however, as those who have been speaking out are finding out, censorship and the labeling of people who speak out as “dangerous dissenters” have taken a center stage by tptsb – involving everything and everyone from politicians, celebrities, mainstream media/social media, government agencies, educational/medical institutions, etc.
Physical retaliation, on the other hand, will give those on the 1st Path the Destruction/Disruption and Disorder that they desire. It brings us back full circle to perpetuate/perpetrate the chaos that those who want to initiate this kind of lifestyle on the population, and gives them the ammo to continue their agenda.
Having an aggressive, violent force opposing them will justify their own retaliative actions and will give them the vindication (at least in their own mind) that they were right in considering others as a danger to their own livelihood; even if they, themselves are naturally wicked, immoral, and destructive.
Again, this is only speaking of my own observations and theologies.
So while Resisting and Rebelling (peacefully) should be followed, the last R – Retaliation, would, in my opinion, give the globalists exactly what they want.
So, this brings me to the last path that I believe people can take; and most certainly SHOULD take. Even if it doesn’t make sense. Even if it sounds too easy. Too ridiculous. After studying the many different paths, this is the only one that I can see will make the best difference, or even the ONLY difference. Even if we don’t realize it, or don’t see it manifesting in the world… We have to wonder, what will it do to our own spirituality and enlightenment?
8th Path – The RIGHT Path
I have named this the “RIGHT” path, not only for its double entendre, but also as an acronym for the following:
Return Individually to God’s Heavenly Teachings
What is God’s teachings? Well, there are always debates surrounding the subject of religion, theology, philosophy, the mysteries of the Universe, the meaning of life, the Creator, God, etc. So people will have different answers for this type of question.
So again, I have to reiterate, based upon my experiences, Forgiveness and Love are the two key principles that I have gained in my personal life and what I have gleaned from the Bible.
Now, I have to be crystal clear, Forgiving and Loving does not mean to accept wrong teachings or ideologies. One can forgive and love someone without absolving them of their crime, sin or wrongdoing. This is ultimately up to God/Jesus Christ to pass judgement. But we can grow in Love and Forgiveness and see them as a soul/consciousness who is on their own path and will face the truth of themselves when the time is ready for them.
With that being said, for those on the RIGHT path, we’d also want to spread this message for others to seek the truth and help them/us along our road to the narrow gate.
But can we change the world? Can we change other people? Some people believe so. Some people believe this is an unachievable endeavor.
But realistically, what can we change? Well, that’s obvious. We can change ourselves. Even if we don’t believe on the outset that we can change others, by changing our own way of thinking, by developing ourselves to follow the path set forth for us by Jesus Christ, his message of:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,” – Matthew 5:43-44
then we can, even if in a small measure, plant a seed in the “enemy”, that their opposition towards us is unheeded and unneeded. They are loved, and even if they believe that “love” is for the weak and they prefer power and subjugation, their consciousness – all of which is from God – will show them the Truth and will show them the futility of what they once held in such esteem. They will come to realize, just the same as all of us, that Love is the only thing that matters, and that this simple notion is what will ultimately change the world, one individual at a time.
Now, there are people who are already on this path. They see the wickedness taking hold all around them, all around us, and it is waking them up – or they are just naturally aware of what is going on. People are realizing that the answers they seek lie in our vibration, our frequency, our fortitude to rise above the hatred, the division, the anger, the violence… Even if they are not of the religious/spiritual sense, if they turn towards the understanding that Love itself is a force, and understand its importance and initiate it into their lives, they are, for all intents and purposes, following the teachings of God/Jesus Christ.
Lastly, I want to address some feedback that the 8th Path may inevitably bring up. And that is the subject of the belief that by being of a loving, forgiving nature – instead of one of forceful opposition, that will allow the evil to run even more rampant in the world.
Well… there’s a few different ways of looking at it. On one hand, while this assessment may be a likelihood, we have to ask ourselves, even if this is so, biblical teachings point us to the way to not hold onto things of the world as what we should strive for. In fact, it teaches us to rise above this mentality and seek God/Love/Jesus Christ above all things – especially over the world.
Another perspective is that by not physically enforcing a way of life that we have decided would be beneficial to us – such as physically rebelling and/or attacking those institutions who we would consider our “enemy”, is that we are more easily led like sheep to the slaughter. Or a sort of martyrdom, if you will.
This could also be true in a sense.
But one thing we should also consider, are the other teachings that Jesus has tried to tell his disciples. Namely, “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39
This is, obviously, not meant to be taken to run head first to be a martyr for Christ, but only to realize that if we truly want to follow the RIGHT path, we need to lay down any and all types of violence, aggression, vengeance, etc. and love our enemies even as they would persecute us. This would, obviously, leave them no recourse as justification for their actions, other than, “They allowed us to do it without putting up a fight…”
A peaceful and loving countenance is what Jesus would expect of us when addressing an adversary. So much so, that even as He was being crucified, He was imploring the Father to forgive them and forgive the crowds who were calling for His death.
With all of that being said, I have also considered the possibility that the Bible and its messages of Love and Forgiveness is one huge, giant psyop to get people to easily lay down their life for their enemy so that “evil” will, essentially, win. With the hopes of no opposing force except for a peaceful group that are pacifists, they would in turn be an easy resistance to wipe out.
However, after realizing how much the messages of Jesus Christ is hated by those who love to control the world, while that could be a fake guise in and of itself to further deceive people, I find this hard to believe. It would seem that they delight in turning people against this message and into one of hatred, division and violence. The last thing they want people to do is become loving and forgiving towards one another.
So, in essence, only 1 of these 8 paths is the narrow path we are tasked with walking down – but they all lead to one destination. Again, this is just from some of my observations of what I have seen going on in the world.
For me, personally, I have at some point in my life, walked 4 of these 8 paths. I am trying to walk on my 5th and final road: the RIGHT path. While sometimes we may stray and go off the intended path, I have faith that Jesus Christ will lead us right back to it.