“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:22-23 NKJV
Why would Jesus cast a person out of His presence who has done great works in His name? When we stand before Jesus He will not judge us by the works we did in His name. Jesus will judge us by the motivation for the things we do in His name.
Jesus said we would know what is in a person’s heart by what their lives produce. The secrets in a person’s heart cannot remain hidden. Everything is eventually exposed.
When we stand in judgment before God our eternal destiny will be decided by one simple fact alone. Did we or did we not live by faith in Jesus Christ!
Jesus is the doorway that leads to relationship with God. He created us to live in loving relationships. The Lord created us to be loved by Him. He created us to love and care for each other. The capacity to give and receive love is one of the ways we resemble God.
God did not create us to go to church on Sunday. He did not create us to read our bibles. The Lord did not create us to pray. Those activities in themselves do not please the Lord.
God is pleased when we stay actively engaged with Him. He is pleased when we allow Him to live out the life of Christ in us and through us. The Lord is pleased when our love for each other is revealed by how we live!
God wants us to know Jesus Christ and make Him known to the world. Do you know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? Does the Lord know you? Take drastic measures to know Jesus and be known by Him today!
We all sin. Not all of us are sinners. What is the difference? People who live by faith in Jesus Christ are forgiven of sins past, present and future. We are no longer slaves to sin. Sin has no control over us. We are no longer identified by our sin
Years after meeting Jesus I returned to a sin God delivered me from. A Pastor reminded me that I did not need to be set free. I was already free. I dropped that bad habit like a stink bug!
If you have not been forgiven turn to Jesus today. Jesus will wash your sins away. If you know Jesus but have turned back to sin let it go. Jesus set you free so you could walk in freedom today!
When Jesus looks deep into your heart He wants to see love and devotion for Him. Please your Heavenly Father today through faith in Jesus Christ!
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