FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
Scripture: Matthew 7:21-23
Matthew 7:21-23 says, “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!’” Just saying Koo-ree-os, Koo-ree-os is not enough to get us into heaven. Jesus made it very clear that when we address Him as Koo-ree-os we cannot be practicing lawlessness. We have to be obedient. If we are going to address Him as Lord, Judge of all the Earth, or if we are going to represent Him as Judge of all the Earth, then it is incumbent on us that we obey Him. Our obedience is what gives us the platform to call upon Him as Judge. Matthew 7 makes it very clear that not everyone who says to Him, “Judge, Judge!” will actually enter the Kingdom. Only those who do the will of the Father may enter. Many in that day will say, “Have we not walked in the Spirit?” He will turn to them and say, “I never knew you.” Matthew 7 is a very tough passage that makes it very clear God demands we walk in His Word and obey His Spirit.