TWO DIFFERENT CONFESSORS
“… Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”Mat 7:23
The one confesses and do not, the other one confess and do!
Their are more confessors than doers of God’s will!
The “Word faith movement” is almost directly portrait in these verses. Those who “confess” and “speak things” and “say” things, …even that “Christ is Lord”!! – look at this, there is miracles and “faith” in operation, “prophecised” in His name, etc, but the one thing that seperates the true from the false is the seeking and doing of God’s Will and the Word as the only authority for Life and godliness! The “word faith” movement for example teach it is wrong to say or pray ” if it be Thy will” or ” Thy will be done!”
They do not even pray anymore “thy will be done” for that to them is unbelief!
Christ has issued a serious warning to all who call Him Lord: ” Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
Jesus did not talk here about people who did not know Him or to so called “ungodly” poeple, but to a people who call themselves Christian and Jesus “Lord!”
Look at it!
The fact is that many who call Jesus Lord and who have “accepted” Him and prayed a “sinners prayer” and have done many wondrous works and who had faith (see Matt 7:21-22) will be cast away from the Lord “IN THAT DAY”!
This is serious words and must be heeded by all those who call Christ Lord and themselves Christians!
Look at the words “in that day” in verse 22! “That day” refers to the day when many who have died who thought they were right with God and who were in a “right relationship” with Christ almost knocked on Heavens door (call on Christ – John 10:9) to enter, and it is almost as if Christ ask them:
“why must I open the door for you”
and then they start saying: “We have called you Lord on earth (believed and acknowledged His Person and authority) we have taught your Word (we were active Christians), we have cast out demons, we have seen many things and experienced many things, our faith were very much active and real to us,
BUT THEN HE WILL TELL THEM “DEPART FROM ME all you who broke my commandments and lived lawlessly!
Listen the Wrath of God is revealed from Heaven on all who KNOW THE TRUTH BUT suppress it in unrighteousness – that is who do not live by what they know is right!
This is a serious warning to all who profess to know the Truth and yet do not live constantly according to what they confess and believe in!
The great thing is not if you have prayed a prayer or if you have “loved Jesus” or have “asked forgiveness” or if you have “believed” or gone to Church or have “accepted Christ as your Saviour” etc, the most important thing is not if you call Him Lord but it is this:
“HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT BE THAT ONE JESUS IS SPEAKING ABOUT!”