Choose an Uncanny Road (1)

Updated on February 5, 2018

Choose an Uncanny Road

Everyone needs to have a path for himself
Everyone needs to have a path for himself

What Is The Uncanny Road?

There are many the roads in the world to help all you come to a place where you want, but they are only a medium, and cannot satisfy all everyone. So, is there another road? Of course, that road does not belong this world, but that road will give you a feeling is very exciting and mysterious. That is a strange road. The article will help you to analyze, to understand, and to apply it in the journey you chose to begin on an interesting adventure.

Everyone who wants to live must enter the narrow gate and walk on the narrow path because the narrow path leads to life, but few find the narrow gate and narrow path. Most people go to wide doors and wide roads, but the wide road leads to perishing only.

The Bible says: Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Math 7:13-14 NIV)

The narrow gate is a difficult path, the phrase “narrow is the gate” is fairly easy to understand. A narrow gate is harder to pass through than one that is wide, and only a few people can go through a narrow gate at once. In saying “difficult is the way which leads to life,” Jesus was explaining how hard being a Christian really is. The lexicon adds that the word can be used metaphorically to mean “trouble, afflict, distress, attack, prison, or die.” If Jesus wanted to draw people to follow Him, why did He tell prospective disciples that doing so would bring them grief? Who will accept following Him?

We remember that Simon Peter said to Jesus," Who do we go with you? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Why are some disciples going back, not following Jesus? How did Peter confess Jesus? Have you ever wanted to follow Jesus?
Jesus said that He has the words of eternal life and calls everyone follow Him (Matt. 11:28). However, He also said that only those whom the Father calls to reach Him (verse 65). Why did Jesus say that? To understand what He said we can visualize a recorded portal of Jesus. "Come to Me." In response to his invitation, we are the believers who enter the gate on the road, and when we look back, we see another inscription on the inside of the gate. "I called you.". You can walk on an uncanny road if God called you. Jesus is with you anywhere, anytime, now to forever.

Tay Ninh, Place I Came after April 30, 1975

Tay Ninh, place I came after April 30, 1975
Tay Ninh, place I came after April 30, 1975 | Source

How Could I Start to Walk on The Uncanny Road?

After the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, under the rule of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, My father was sent to a prison camp because he was a high-ranking Police Captain under Republic of South Vietnam.

In 1976, My mother and her twelve children, including myself, were sent to Tay Ninh province for re-education and resettlement because my father was affiliated with the Republic of South Vietnam. Tay Ninh Provine in South Vietnam is approximately twenty-five miles west of the Cambodian border. We were in the middle of an untouched rainforest. My day started at 5:00 a.m in morning and end at 7:00 p.m in the evening, as a kid I worked hard there. Once a teen student in the capital, now I have to work with a hoe. We all slept on the dirt floor. Our responsibility was to turn the rainforest into a livable settlement.

I still remember that I did not have money to buy a pen, around me is deep forest, poisonous water. Since I was eleven years old when I wrote articles for my school, I lost my school, my teacher, and my friends. In that deserted forest, I have to go to pick up leaves and purple fallen leaves, I took to get its water to write poems. Every day I have to go to plant the vegetable, we worked hard, but no food for lunch or dinner. My mother and twelve sisters and brothers have to eat forest fruits, and leafy because we lack rice as a food.

Not too long after, due to malnutrition, overwork, I suffered from typhoid fever. Living in the deep forest, no doctor, no nurse, my sick is getting heavier. I never forget the tears of my mother, a woman after the war, her husband, my father had to go to prison do not know about the day. She alone nurtures and teaches twelve children. When I heavy sick, my mother was crying, and pray for me, thank you, Lord, by His love I still alive.

It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young (Lamentations 3:27 NIV) and declares the Lord. Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand. (Jeremiah 18:6 NIV)

One day, after praying, I started reading the Bible, and my mind wandered from the prayer. After a short time of reading, I heard a voice say “Esther, let follow Me ”. It was a soft voice, but it had a firm, direct tone about it. I answered, “Yes, God?”. God told me: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)



Started with An Uncanny Road

I have chosen an uncanny road
I have chosen an uncanny road | Source

Why Have I Chosen The Uncanny Road?

After the arduous days in Tay Ninh, in 1990, my entire family moved back to Sai Gon City. My life was very difficult, I can not remember a night that I did not cry during that time because we had lost our house, no money, no food, no book, or anything I needed for my life.

God still loves me a lot, in 1991, my husband and I met a Christian in Sai Gon City. Christianity gave me faith and hope in God. This glimmer of hope made me realize that this life is only transitory and that my pain and suffering is only temporary.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV)

After Jesus changed my life through the Bible, from 1991, I invited many underground Christian meetings in private residences. I began preaching the gospel for everyone. I was choosing a walk on an uncanny road, with a lot unstable, challenges. Sometimes it's time to go through death. But I still brave to walk, because the front is glory, hope, and crown are waiting... Paul says: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8New International Version NIV)



The Road I Went to Preach in South Viet Nam

The road I went to preach in South Viet Nam
The road I went to preach in South Viet Nam | Source

What Happened on The Road I Have Chosen?

In 1994, I began preaching secretly about the Christian faith in order to spread hope and joy by the savior is Jesus Christ to others under such an oppressive society. I wanted everyone to discover the joy and hope that I felt. Regardless of the secrecy of my endeavor, the police always managed to find out where I was because there were the eyes and ears of the Communist Party everywhere. Eventually, the police required me to the police station and I went to jail with twenty-four hours.

In the jail, I cried with God, I love new believers too much, I worry that who is person take of care my brothers and my sisters in the faith of God. Jesus taught me that those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed because the kingdom of heaven is in their hearts! When we are persecuted by others, scolded and slandered for the sake of the Lord, we should rejoice, for the great reward.Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for, in the same way, they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:10-12New International Version NIV)

Although I have imprisoned several times afterward, sometimes assassinated by my preach I kept walk courageously with God walk on the uncanny from today to forever. Paul said: I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.(Philippians 3:14 NIV).

In my article, we have learned about the primary responsibility of the believer, that is, go out and preach the gospel. We see this is not an easy thing to do because, like Jesus, we will face many opposition or persecution. In fact, believing, in general, is not an easy thing to do. Come to witness, if only promised to hear the good things in life, we cheated them. Yes, believing in God can end some difficulties in life; But belief in God also began some other difficulties. In Matthew 10: 34-42, Luke 12: 51-53 and 14: 26-33 we learn today, Jesus taught that believing in Him may pay This is a very expensive price because it has to give up some things that seem to have great value in life.

Would do you love it when the Lord Himself calls someone? And would do you like become a true disciple of Christ, following His command to do all He requires of His sons (male and female).

© 2018 Esther Pham

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      Dear Chalie,

      Thank you for your comment and I take note of all your comments.

      God always with you

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      Thank you Daniel!

      Blessing

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      charlie 2 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      Sister I read and appreciate your story. I know it was of God but your acceptance of the doctrine of the churches of apostate men is destroying tour validity and will render you as fruitless as they are. My concern is you will lose your anointing as you continue walking with them.

      No sister the churches are destroying the people that follow them thinking they are following God. I love the people that belong to God and those that want to. But the apostate men of the church system are destroying them by leading them away from the true Christ. They bring a false jesus and a false god that are satanic demons. Jesus warned us to not be deceived and He gave us the information to recognize those that would come in His name ,He was clear about who they are , He said they would us flowery speech, false friendship and all the thing the church system presents to fool the gullible. They make disciples of themselves and their churches but cannot make disciples of Christ because as Jesus says they have not the Spirit and cannot understand there is no building called a church and no man called clergy. There is one man Jesus Christ who leads the people of God and His name is Jesus Christ. the only other men anointed by God are not leaders, thay are SERVANT and examples to all.

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      Daniel 2 months ago

      Thank you Lord!

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      Dear Charlie,

      I acknowledge your concerns, and thank you for your response.

      In my article Choose An Uncanny Road, is a true story of myself. Please tell me your true story, I care about you more than what you write.

      There are churches, or leaders who have hurt you, but God is still love you.

      God bless!

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      charlie 2 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      Esther-- you just made a statement that grieves me . You quoted from a book of apostate man. That is a serious error for a real disciple of Christ. Jesus makes it clear we cannot follow man in this age, we MUST follow Him alone. All the books of man that promote the apostate churches of man ave from satan ot God. He says in this age of the rule of Christ, the last age of man that ends with the judgment of God and the end of humanity HE ALONE is the head of man and the Head of woman is man and the Head of Christ is God. No man answers to any man but Jesus. Yes we submit to each other but not UNDER any one but Christ. Any man that professes to clergy is not of God. There are men that are appointed and anointed by God to be SERVANTS to ALL of Christianity, wherever He sends them. But no man has authority over a man (male or female) other than the Man Jesus Christ.

      Being a son of God is an Individual endeavor and we are told to go to everyone. There is NO Scripture telling a disciple of Christ to go anywhere to meet Him, He is with us whenever and wherever we are. I have a study that shows 8 men making a disciple a week and each new disciple doing the same as Jesus told us to do would accomplish more in a few year than the false church system of apostate man has accomplished in 2000 years. That is HIS way. No man can impart the Holy Spirit, only Christ can do that. No man can “save” a person they must repent for themselves and follow ALL Christ requires, what any other man requires has no eternal value.

      All churches of man have requirement for their christianity that are not of Christ. Anyone that follows even one doctrine that is not of Christ can not be a real disciple of Christ they are a disciple of that church or man. You can go to any church or their website and see their profession of faith or whatever they call it and see that there are doctrines that are not of Christ. Scripture says they that follow any doctrine not of Christ are unstable in all of their ways and cannot be trusted.

      Jesus says He alone is the head of man but the apostate say man must have a man over him which is heresy.

      There is much more but this addresses your questions. No scripture tells us to honor man scripture says to honor and serve God alone and in this age that is done through Christ alone.

      And scripture, contrary to what apostate men teach does NOT say we are not to Judge, it says we are to judge the fruit of those professing to belong to Christ, we are not to judge those outside, we are to judge by the Spirit of God and we must be willing to be judged by the judgment we issue, I am willing to do that as are all real disciples of Christ. This is not a game as the churches seem to think, it is a serious eternal lifestyle that each must understand and follow to become a son of God.

      The true church of Jesus Christ has no lumber or stone or mortar or any other man made parts it is made only of living stone, not made with hands, the chief cornerstone is the man Jesus Christ and His disciples, the sons of God are the rest.

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      Hi Charlie,

      Thank you so much about your comment, and you have reading my latest article. You know that I am still a disciple of Christ and follow Him forever. Thank you for your interest in My church service. We have go out site, preaching the Good News for each one, and invited others come to church and we have church in Van Buren City, AR. (*stronger through worship * share the Good News * resource discipleship & *leadership)

      Charlie, I don’t understand about your words: “All "churches of men" have doctrines that are not of Christ, they are the promoters of DIVISION AMONG HIS PEOPLE which God HATES. ANyone that follows man cannot be a real disciple of Christ, they are unstable in all their ways and are not of Christ.”

      We should be understanding churchs have two type, the visible church and invisible church

      1.The visible church or local church is a community of faithful gathered in a place to worship God.

      2.The invisible church or the universal church is the true community of God's people throughout the world, throughout the ages.

      “and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:27).

      That lesson for myself, I can not judge anyone and I need to respect the servants of the Lord Jesus in churchs. What is on your mind?

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      charlie 2 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      I see in your latest article and now here that it appears you are getting involved with the church system of men. Your experience with the Lord and this article showed you following the Lord. That is why I was excited to see you. But if you are going to become a church christian instead of a disciple of Christ it will destroy your ministry. This age has no "church buildings " or "clergy" . Only true disciples of Christ can make disciples of Christ because only they DO ALL HE REQUIRES. All "churches of men" have doctrines that are not of Christ, they are the promoters of DIVISION AMONG HIS PEOPLE which God HATES. ANyone that follows man cannot be a real disciple of Christ, they are unstable in all their ways and are not of Christ. The "church system of man" is the wide path that leads to destruction. Jesus Christ alone is the only source to the narrow difficult path that leads to eternity in the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit of God, not the one the "church system" imparts is the only way to find the narrow gate and difficult path. It can only be found by those being led by the Holy Spirit of God.

      Please talk to the Holy Spirit for direction as it will not lead you away from Christ as the "church system"does. Your article showed the blessing of God on you please do not throw it away. The church system is bondage, Jesus Christ delivered us from bondage and removed it but apostate men brought it back, it is not of GOD.

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      In this world, of course, every organization must be organized and dogmatic. In Christianity, the order must be ordered through the organization and law of the church. But above all we need to let the Lord rule and direct us. What is on your mind?

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      Esther Pham 2 months ago from Fort Smith, AR

      Hi Charlie,

      Thank you very much for your encouragement, I just obey God and follow Him.

      I am glad to read a comment from you.

      God bless you

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      charlie 2 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      What a joy to meet a real believer that follows scripture instead of apostate man.

      Wonderful story, I love it when the Lord Himself calls someone. And then you are a true disciple of Christ, following His command to do all He requires of His sons (male and female). You follow Him instead of the dead doctrines of man that the "churches proclaim because you Know and Follow the the Real Lord. God bless you my dear Sister

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