Search results for "narrower": 6887 tsarar tsaw-rar' a primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (as follows):--adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.
PORT: Search results for "port": 8179 sha`ar shah'-ar from 8176 in its original sense; an opening, i.e. door or gate:--city, door, gate, port (X -er).
MATT 7:13-14 "Enter through the “Narrow Gate!” Because the gate is wide - and the way is broad - that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. Because the GATE is narrow and the way hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it". (ACTUALLY READ THE WHOLE OF MATT 7)
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving in your hearts, enter His courts with Praise!!"
HEB 4:16 "Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of favour, in order to receive compassion, and find favour for timely help".
WHAT IS THE NARROW GATE ? When we read the Hebrew words above of what “NARROW” and “GATE/PORTAL” means, we are immediately drawn to the door/portal within our heart that Yahusha opened the day of our immersion. His spirit entered us and opened our portal, giving us access to the throne room and to the presence of Yahusha personally.
Yahusha told us that the gate to His reign is narrow and hard pressed (read narrower in the Hebrew above), adversary, affliction, distress. Who wants to put themselves through such trauma today, this is why Yahusha said, “AND THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT.”
WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND THE WAY ? We have to die to ourselves, to come before Yahusha we have to be CLEAN and overcome our worldly behaviours, and to take on the instructions of His WORD. There are many instructions given in Matt 7, no judging, don’t give what is Set-Apart to dogs, ask, seek, and knock, trees and their fruit, building on the rock. Essential behaviour in verse 12 says,
“WHATEVER YOU WISH MEN TO DO TO YOU, DO ALSO TO THEM, FOR THIS IS THE TORAH AND THE PROPHETS.” THIS IS HOW WE ARE TO BEHAVE.
Unless we are willing to die to the self which we have created and are covering, and are not willing to take on Yahusha’s instruction on how we are to behave before His throne, we have no access to life. Yahusha hates the self behaviour of this world, this is why there are few who find the narrow gateway.