Jesus advises to enter through the “narrow gate” leading to life; therefore, you must acknowledge the “Gate Keeper”….
“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.” Matthew 7:13 (NASB)
If one desires to enter the “narrow gate,” they must do the Father’s will and the Father’s will comes with no exception, no addendums or self-righteousness…
Fasting and works and obedience and Sabbaths and Temples and Rabbis and self-righteousness in law-keeping will NOT earn you passage through the “narrow gate” nor will these works of self-righteousness earn you the Father’s forgiveness or even His attention; in fact, until you have done the Father’s will through the Son, the Father does not listen to your prayers nor is your self-righteousness anything but filthy rags (John 9:31; Isaiah 64:6); for all intent and purposes, you are a dead-man walking as far as the Father is concerned (Ephesians 2:1).
If you desire the Father’s forgiveness and promises of life relevant to the New Covenant you must first enter into Covenant Relationship with Him through the Son, Jesus Christ, and become “family” by faith in the Father’s will as there is no other Way through the “narrow gate” (John 14:6).