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Two Gates - Two Paths - Two Destinations

Updated on August 15, 2017

Two Gates – Two Paths

Two Destinations


The scriptures are clear, in this world and age of man there are Two Gates and Two Paths and we must carefully choose which one we will follow because they are also Two Different destinations. Some teach and many believe that all paths lead to God, scripture says that is not true. It is a lie. Though there are some paths that lead to the same places, these two, that are of God do not.

Whether you are a follower of Christ or not makes no difference, the two gates and the two paths are still before you and you will follow one or the other and arrive at the destination at the end of the path you follow. Since this article is for those that are or desire to be true followers of Jesus Christ the Son of God and Lord of this final age of man, we will see what scripture has to say about these paths and which one followers of Christ are required to follow to arrive at their correct destination.

I personally believe that after being born again according to scripture, this is one of the most important things that a true follower of Christ must understand. Yet is is seldom talked about or taught in this day by those professing to be of Christ. To those that do not believe that it is important to follow ALL the instructions given to the followers of Christ or that you do not have to endure to the end, you must read and understand these scriptures as they will prove that you must endure to the end to receive salvation and entry into Eternity as you inherit the earth at the end of this final age of mankind – at the judgment seat. Ignore these scriptural truths at your own peril.

Here is the place to say as I always do; Do not believe what any man, including me, tries to teach you until and unless you have confirmed it with the scriptures and the Holy Spirit and both agree it is truth.


To proceed we must first look to scripture to see if this is an important issue that deserves further study and understanding so we do not waste our valuable time on non important issues.

Matt 7:13-14 "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. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Enter by the narrow gate. That is a command by Jesus Christ to ALL that desire to be His disciples and follow Him. This sets the stage for us, from this statement we understand that the narrow gate is the entry to His chosen path and ALL that will follow Him must walk through this gate and along this path to the end.. Now first He tells us about another gate, NOT of His choosing. As we look at it we find that it is wide- anything can enter it. Its is easy to find and walk through this gate. Then it leads to a wide and comfortable path, with many walking on it. There is much casual fellowship and no restrictions along the way. No one is going to dislike you on it, it is wide, anything goes. Believe what you want. Do your own thing just enjoy this nice easy path. You can believe anything that makes you happy, there are folks from every denomination under the sun there walking along this nice comfortable path. Now you have come to the end of this beautiful wide path. Remember it is not the chosen Path of Jesus the Lord of this the final age of man, the gate keeper of eternity. So what did you expect? Not this I am sure because your jesus has no rules, no requirements, you do not have to worry, everyone loves you, you have offended no one, you have gone with the crowd and now you have reached the end of the path, you are about to receive your reward. There in front of you sitting on the big white throne is God, with a terribly sad look on is face and on His right you see Jesus, equally sad, a few tears leaking down His cheek. In front of them is a large book with names hand written in it. Jesus says to His father, I am sorry his name is not in here. I have double checked, it is not here. And then you hear and understand as these words are spoken to you. Who are you, where are you from? I never knew you, into the lake of fire, you do not belong to us.

You are being sent to destruction, there is no second chance here because your name is not in the book. The one kept by the keeper of the gate to eternity the Son of God has been searched and you are not in it. Oh God why am I here, I talked about you, I helped some poor, I gave money to the “church:, I did many things you said to do. “You are here because you LOVED YOURSELF MORE THAN YOU LOVED Me and you sought your comfort and pleasure instead of following My instructions to follow after Me, sorry you made your choice and you have received your proper reward”.

And now we look at the NARROW GATE, the gate chosen by the Lord for those that would belong to Him, those that have counted the cost and agreed to the terms Those that do not expect that they are owed anything. Those that understand “a greater love has no man”. Those that truly believe the scriptures are the Word of God, those that have been filled with the Holy Spirit so they have become of One Spirit with God and His Son. Those that have equipped themselves according to scripture (that now possess the power) to hear from and faithfully follow the Lord Jesus Christ on the journey to eternity.

First you see the gate we are looking for is narrow, it is restricted, many things can not enter through it. There will be only one Spirit allowed passage. No false doctrines of men that are of another spirit will go through this gate. None of those possessing allegiance to their denomination, their “pastor”, their church, their family, anything other than The Lord Jesus Christ will be able to pass through this gate. And since we also see that FEW WILL FIND IT, you must search it out, the entry is not apparent to all, it is hidden by the fine print, the things in scripture that so many neglect as unimportant, not necessary, in spite of the fact that Jesus told us they are required for those that would be His. But those that are truly His do not see anything blocking the narrow gate from sight because those things are precious to them, they are part of their lives and do not hinder THEM. The narrow gate appears to you as you walk along on your way to eternity. You happily walk across it and onto the narrow path bordered with thorns and thistles, low hanging branches and other things that would hinder you as you walk along on this path. You see no one around you, may even wonder, where are the others? But you are not lonely because He is with you, He said, and you believe Him, that He would not leave you, even until the end of this age He will accompany you. Oh yes and now You sadly remember, He also said few will find this, His gate and His path. And as you struggle along His path we have to occasionally climb over a tree that has fallen and blocked the path, and then wade through a creek going through the path, then we have to avoid a bear along the way, then a skunk threatens you and then you realize you are hungry and stop to find something to eat and as you pick the berries the thorns tear your flesh, but you eat and continue on. In spite of the difficulty of the path the Holy Spirit in you continues to tell you keep going you are on the correct path, remember I told you it would be difficult. Now finally, after all the obstructions and difficult areas of the the path you have arrived at the end of the path. Sitting there on the great white throne before you is God with a huge smile on His face and beside Him on His right is Jesus with even a bigger smile and there in front of them is a large book with many names in it written by hand, the hand of the savior, the keeper of the book, the gate to eternity, and you see it is open to a page that has YOUR NAME written.. Then YOU hear the words-”Welcome faithful servant we have been waiting for you, come join us as we walk on into eternity together” . You have received your reward, you will live forever in the kingdom of God with all the other true disciples of Christ, our brethren. The journey was hard but the reward is priceless.

You have lost nothing, you have gained the crown of Life, the most precious gift ever found on the earth.

Luke 13:23-30 And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,' 26 then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.' 27 But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.' 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. 29 They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."

These two sets of scripture concern me greatly because they should be burned into the memory of all those desiring to be true followers of Christ, yet they are given little attention by many of those professing to be of Christ. The parts of the above that are in bold letters tell me that understanding these scriptures is a life and death issue not to be taken lightly. We are in the final age of mankind and the end (judgment) is fast approaching. Do you see what these scriptures say? They are telling us to wake up and check ourselves to see which gate we have passed through and which path we are walking on because too many would be saints are allowing themselves to be led down the wrong one. It is still not too late to turn around and find the other Gate. This is not a game, it is about eternal life or total destruction, which do you desire? The easy path is not of Christ, His path is full of obstacles, trials and woes but the end is eternity with Christ and His Father and all their brethren.

Let us look at what Jesus tells us about following His path, the one that leads to eternity, eternal life in the new heaven and earth which only the true followers of Christ will inherit.

Luke 6:22-23 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

I have highlighted some things that most people ignore, they are not taught how important these things are but NOW is the time to understand and take them to heart. Note first the phrase that is in larger type. “For the Son of Man's sake”, Because of your devotion to Christ and His principles, Not because of your attitude or unGodly judgment or any other personal failings, but BECAUSE OF YOUR DEVOTION TO CHRIST and His way of thinking and living. Most people professing Christ have been taught not to offend anyone, the seeker friendly “churches” do not teach these scriptures they teach man made doctrines of the other path, the wide one where anything goes, following the details that Christ sets forth is considered legalism not truth, but it is the word from the mouth of the Lord of this age Jesus Christ the Son of God and part of the measure that is used to determine whether or not YOUR name will appear in the Lamb's book of life at the judgment seat. If everyone loves and accepts you, you are not following Christ in His way.

Luke 6:24-26 "But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.

25 Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger.

Woe to you who laugh now, For you shall mourn and weep.

26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.


Do not misunderstand what I am saying. I am NOT saying to make people dislike you, I am saying , as these scripture do, that if your life is correctly in tune with Christ, these things will happen and there is nothing you can do about that nor are you expected to try.

Now look at verse 24 above. What this verse is saying IS NOT that a Christ follower can not be rich as some believe, It is talking about another scripture, the one that says “the love of money is the root of all evil”. What it actually is saying is You whose goal in life above anything else is to accumulate lots of money, are to expect nothing From Christ because your desire has already been fulfilled at the loss of eternity. If you have a love of money you cannot be a disciple of Christ .

Look at verse 25 above. This verse is actually saying, you that think you know all that is necessary about following Christ yet neglect these important instructions will hunger for the knowledge that you rejected, when you arrive at your destination on the wide path you have followed.

And the 2nd half is saying; You that laugh at us that you consider to be fanatics, legalistic etc. because we believe in and follow the fine print, will mourn and weep because of your error, when you reach your destination at the the end of the wide path you have followed.

Verse 26 is saying if no one speaks ill of you, incorrectly, because of your devotion to Christ, then woe is you. You have run the race in vain, you have taken the wide path and will find yourself at the wrong destination but it will be too late, you go to destruction.

Luke 14:25-30 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, 26 "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.

Verses 25 and 26 of Luke are not to be neglected, but must be correctly understood. He is NOT saying to hate anyone, He is saying that if your love for Him is not so much greater than your love for any of these that it appears that you hate them in comparison, you are not qualified to be a disciple of His.

Verse 27 says whoever cannot accept and receive whatever comes against the because they are His disciples CAN NOT be His disciple.

And verses 28 thru 30 explain that you must consider the cost, all the negative things, discomfort, hate and all other things that He warns will come against (attack) you if you are truly a disciple of His before you commit to and claim to be a disciple of Christ. Because you will be seen as a real fool when you fail because you can not stand the heat.

So as you see you may not be taught these things, but is is your responsibility to study and learn ALL that Jesus warns us about. If you are going to say you are a disciple of Christ then you are obligating yourself to follow ALL that He commands us to do, not just what you like , not what feels good, not what you have been or are being taught, but ALL that Jesus spoke on the subject, because He is Lord of this age and the only way to enter eternity is through Him.

1 Tim 2:3-6 God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

As you can see from this scripture, God desires ALL men (male and female) to be saved. The scriptures clearly give the instructions of Christ on how to do this, as you see above He is the ONLY mediator between man and God, no man can do this for you.

God has given each of us the ability to determine our final destiny, the choices we make as individuals about God, the scriptures and their place in our lives have ETERNAL consequences. You are free to make which ever choice you like, you can choose to take the wide Gate and path or you can follow Christ Through the difficult to find, narrow gate and then on along the difficult narrow path with many obstacles and uncomfortable places. The gate you enter and the path you take will determine your eternal destiny when you reach the end. You still have a choice though if you have walked through the wide gate and are moseying along on the wide path. You can. If you do not wait too long, still TURN AROUND and GO BACK and find the narrow gate and walk to the end of the narrow difficult way. BUT, you will only find the entrance to the narrow gate if you repent and learn and accept and follow ALL of the instructions of THE SAVIOR ,these are necessary to enter the narrow way, the difficult way, the way of Christ.

I entreat you my friends heed the scriptures, follow Christ fully and find the narrow gate, walk through it onto the narrow way and work your way through the difficulties to find the end of it. There is no other way to enter eternity. Please join us in eternity.

If you need help understanding what to do, feel free to contact me on this website. I will be happy to help you understand the necessary truths needed to inherit the earth and eternity.


TrueChristianity.org Charles LaFoe

copyright 8/15/2017

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

    jco- now you are again forming your argument and using scripture out of context to try to make your point.

    This article has no relationship to Joshua as he lived under an entirely different age.

    This article and all that we say and do has to be guided and understood in light of the age in which we live, the age in which Jesus Christ is Lord. The final age of mankind that leads to the earth once again and for the final time being cleansed of ALL unrighteousness by God the creator of ALL.

    Thereby fulfilling His word that He will do that.

    I have shown your error with supporting scripture.

    This conversation is over and no more of your attempts to lead people away from the truths presented here with your false doctrines will be allowed.

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

    jco-- this will be my last response to you on this article UNLESS YOU REPENT.

    You say God will not harm HIS children which is correct, but you teach ALL are His children which is a lie from satan. All that are not redeemed to God through Christ are the children of men, ONLY those that have been redeemed from death through Christ to God and eternity are truly GOD"S Children.

    You continue to say the right words and then negate them with what you really believe.

    Yes Abraham. Moses, Jesus and I have the same God.

    But you and muhammed claim to follow our God and that is proven to be untrue.

    You and islam are following the same false god whose name is satan. You are on one extreme of error, too much false love and he is on the other end, no love. Both come from satan's big bag of tricks to draw people away from Christ.

    Scripture clearly tells us that Jesus is the Lord of this age and the He is keeper of the book of life. It also is clear that it says many will come in His name and we are to be sure we do not let these false teachers deceive us. Any one that teaches a doctrine that is different from the doctrines brought by Christ and His original apostles is a false teacher and is not of God.

    Here is the proof that you are an agent of satan and do not Know God because you do not believe Jesus Christ the son of God that came to bring us life-eternal life which Adam lost for us in the garden, and is the only way to know God and be a child of God.

    You do not believe that Only those who repent and submit to Christ, are born again and baptized in water and the Holy Spirit of God are the only true children of God. You believe and teach that all mankind is God's children. That is a lie from satan who was a liar from the beginning. Scripture is clear-God drowned ALL of mankind that existed except for His one son, Noah in the flood because of the evil that they refused to repent of. This proves you are wrong and have no knowledge of the one true God. Also you do not understand scripture (because you have not the Holy Spirit of the one true God so you cannot understand scripture) and have to believe what your false holy spirit tells you.

    Jesus Christ is the one who determines whose names are in the book of life and He knows and understands that those whose names are not in the book will be destroyed in the lake of fire at the judgment. At the judgement God will cleanse the earth of all evil for the second and last time. The majority of mankind will be destroyed and only those truly belonging to God through Jesus Christ will remain and inherit the kingdom of God-eternal life.

    You do not believe either God or Jesus and by not believing the word of God YOU ARE CALLING THEM BOTH LIARS. THIS DISQUALIFIES YOU FROM BEING A TRUE CHILD OF GOD AND PROVES WHO THE LIAR IS, IT IS YOU NOT GOD OR CHRIST.

    Repent of your evil ways you have passed through the wide gate are on the wide path that leads to destruction. Repent now before it is too late.

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    Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

    There is only One God and He does not harm his children or use people to harm other people.

    Did not Abraham, Moses and Jesus have the same God?

    Yes, so even in a narrow-minded review of religions, there is only One God for All people.

    Progress further and realize there is only One God, the source of All religious convictions, even if they are flawed. Flaws occur not because of God, but due to Mans' understanding of the One Good God.

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

    jco- ok you serve your god I will continue to serve the real one, the God who created all that exists, the jealous and most loving God, that protects His most important creation, man,those that are truly His, the one that will sit on the great white throne and cleanse His earth of all evil for the second and last time by destroying all that is not filled with His Spirit which is freely given to all who will meet to qualifications. Thereby making His eternity pure as He is, with no evil there, as He had intended . but Adam messed it up and brought us death, which will be no more in eternity.

    amen

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    Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

    My God does not harm his children or use people to harm other people.

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

    jco. I do not allow links in comments. The comments section is for comments on that article. You cunningly word you questions and statement so they appear to be supporting truth but you only fool those that are immature and those without a heart desire for truth.

    Luke 21:8-9 And He said: "Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time has drawn near.' Therefore do not go after them.

    Eph 4:14-15 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

    Matt 7:14 narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are**** few who find it.****

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

    jco-- check the old testament. YES of course In fact to even wipe certain evil groups off the face of the earth and punished them when they did not .

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    Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

    Thank you, most enlightening.

    Do you believe God has ever told a person to harm or kill another person?

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

    JCO—Your words in quotation marks

    You said ”There is only One God or Source”

    No I can't agree with this. There is only one true God the creator of the heavens and earth and everything in, on and above. He is not a “source” He is a living God whom possesses the Holy Spirit that He shares only with those belonging to Him.

    1 Tim 2:5-6 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

    “We are all derived from that One Source”

    We are all descendants of the one created man and woman. All living today are also descendants of the only man that found favor with the one God, the creator before the flood when God cleansed the earth for the first time, Noah.

    “All Humanity is One”

    This is a trick question , No all humanity is not one. Only those that are filed with the Holy Spirit of the one God are one. Man was given a free choice who He would follow each man is different. They can choose to follow good or evil, this separates them, so all humanity is not one , there are good and there are evil.

    “There is but One Human race”

    Another trick question. There is in the flesh only one human race. But there are actually two. There are the unredeemed and the redeemed. The true redeemed of God are a spiritual people no longer living for their flesh and are filled with HIS Spirit which empowers them to walk with and understand the things of God which no un-redeemed can do as they cannot be filed with the Spirit of God.

    “We are not to harm ourselves or another person”

    This is a false statement direct from the flesh of man. There is no scripture to support it. Only those who have the ability to understand scripture understand

    There is scriptural support to defend ourselves if we are attacked .

    “Men and Women are equal spiritually”

    This question is designed by those teaching your false doctrines to confuse people. But it does not confuse a real child of God, only those that follow the doctrines of man fall for it. Women are female men, they are subject to the exact same requirements as men to be a child of the living God. You use of the word spiritually shows you are NOT of the Spirit of god, but of another Spirit.

    “There is a spiritual connection among all people”

    This is a TOTALLY FALSE PREMISE. There are two spirits in the world, all choose which to follow for themselves. The evil spirit whose god is satan which keeps people from following the one true God and is the god of all that have not been redeemed by the Spirit of God through Jesus Christ. They are of one spirit with each other because they are possessed by satan.

    The other is the Holy Spirit of the one true living God. Those that have been truly redeemed by the Holy Spirit of the one true God through Jesus Christ are of one Spirit not only with each other but also with God and His Son Jesus Christ.

    THERE IS NO SPIRITUAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THESE TWO SPIRITS.

    “There is an afterlife”

    Yes there is what you call an afterlife, but that is a misnomer. It is not an “Afterlife” . It is called Eternity, it is real life, they that possess it never die. Those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life will enter and those of the spirit of satan will never see as they are destroyed in the lake of fire at the judgment.

    “Proof of an afterlife is a return from the dead”

    NO NO NO. Proof of eternal life is seen only by those possessed by the Holy Spirit of the one true God, who was sent by God to teach those that would follow God all truth as He only possesses All truth. ALL will return from the dead to receive their reward at the great white throne judgment. BUT only those true and faithful followers of God through Christ will inherit the earth and enter eternity. Those not of the Spirit of the one true God will be cast into the lake of fire to destruction as this article explains.

    “God is Good and would not harm us directly”

    Another trick question from the father of lies. God will in no way harm them that truly follow Him through Jesus Christ. God Himself will have those that refuse him and are of the other spirit , that of satan, cast into the lake of fire to their destruction and He cleanses the earth for the last time. As He did in the day of Noah, Sodom and Gamorrah, in Egypt and many other places

    “God does not command or condone violence Man vs. Man”

    Another trick from the father of lies, the adversary, created by God as a liar from the beginning and still leading men astray. Every man has the right to defend himself and those that are his.

    “Ultimately science and religion can be conformed”

    Ultimately, when it is too late to change beliefs ALL will know who the creator of heaven and earth and all related to it is. All will see either by their being allowed entry into eternity or by their being cast into the lake of fire, the sovereignty of God. But it will be too late to for those not of one Spirit with the one true God through His Son Jesus Christ,

    You and all those that teach the false doctrines that there are many paths to one destination will see as you are cast into the lake off fire to receive the second and eternal death, your destruction and removal from the earth, that you have lived your lives in vain. Repent for the kingdom of .God is at hand.

    There are more than one path that a man can follow BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PATH THAT LEADS TO LIFE AND YOU MUST DIE TO YOUR SELF LIFE TO FIND IT. REMEMBER ONLY A FEW WILL FIND IT.

    NO CARNAL MAN CAN.

    And NO OTHER god can give eternal, that is only possible to receive through the one who created it in the beginning

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    Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

    Given all that you say is true, can we agree:

    There is only One God or Source

    We are all derived from that One Source

    All Humanity is One

    There is but One Human race

    We are not to harm ourselves or another person

    Men and Women are equal spiritually

    There is a spiritual connection among all people

    There is an afterlife

    Proof of an afterlife is a return from the dead

    God is Good and would not harm us directly

    God does not command or condone violence Man vs. Man

    Ultimately science and religion can be conformed

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    KingdomCome 3 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

    Geart work you have here Charlie. It's supported by scripture. Finding the CORRECT path can be easy if we see and hear with our heart, but following it to the end is the more difficult part. We must stay focus once we find it. Because at the end of the path is the Kingdom of God.

    Many blessings Charlie.