Let’s take a quick look at:
Mat 7:21-23 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. (22) 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? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Here are some really quick observations regarding these unsaved people:
1 They call Jesus Lord with their lips (Matthew 15:8)
2 They do not enter the kingdom of heaven
3 They didn’t do the Father’s will
4 They prophesied, cast out demons, and did mighty works????
A They lied about these things to Jesus on Judgment day
B They only thought they did these works
C They actually did these works
5 They used the Name of Jesus???
A as a tag line “in the Name of Jesus”
B they were actually using His Name, Nature, and Authority
6 Jesus judges them (Rom 14:10; 2 Cor 5:10)
7 Jesus NEVER knew them (Matthew 25:12; Luke 13:27: Matthew 12:50)
8 They are cast out His presence (Matthew 25:41; Gen 3:24)
9 They WORK iniquity (Luke 13:27)
We could do a long study here, but I see one very important thing that would have saved the above people who unfortunately for them only thought they were Christians. Actually having a relationship with Christ! Jesus said “I never knew you”. They NEVER met Jesus! Let this sink in! (Acts 9:5 Even Saul, a top theologian didn't know Jesus either.)
You can read about John F. Kennedy all you want. You can interview his relatives, watch television clips and listen to sound bites of his speeches. But You don’t know the man until you have had supper with him!
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Prayerfully meditate on the following scriptures and see how they relate to Knowing Jesus.
(Revelation 3:20; John 15:1-10; John 16:13; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13)
Know Jesus - don’t just know about Him.
Encouraging you to Be the Few.