Key verse: 1John 2:3-4
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
A cursory look upon the earth today will reveal many people who “pray” unto “God”. All over the spectrum, there are people who attest to knowing God and therefore represent Him. But going by scripture, many of these ones will God reject when He appears to receive the elect unto Himself. This must bring every right-thinking person to a sober reflection. How do I know if I am truly of God? Are my deeds in consonance with God’s ways? Yet the Lord says some are just workers of iniquity. Many of them will come forward on that day to recount how they healed the sick, raised the dead etc. in the name of the Lord, yet they will not be received.
Beloved, the gift of God is without repentance. It is possible to have received of the Lord while in right standing and lost the Lord in the way. Even though the evidence of the gift may linger for a while when the power giver has left. Isn’t it true that it is not the moment the heat is taken out from under a pot that it becomes cold? Some have been misrepresenting the Lord and depending on strange powers pretending to serve God. To them, they are doing the work of God and populating His kingdom. But God sees and knows them that serve Him.
For us to be received by the Lord when He comes, we must obey His commandments. Our fathers in our respective families had their peculiar rules that must not be flouted else there was repercussion. Those who know their fathers complied with those rules to avoid dare consequences. In the same vein, the repercussion of disobeying God is very grave in the end. Disobedience is equal to denial and if any denies Him before men, He is wont to deny the same before His Father. Those who disobey His commands and pretend they represent Him are deceiving themselves for they do not know Him. That lack of love, lack of forgiveness, not pursuing peace with ALL men, not living holy are all traits of denial and disobedience. Please repent today and He will receive you. For why should you fail to enter the Kingdom after having done so much for the Kingdom? God is beckoning. Heed.
Prayer: Father, whatever I am doing that will make me unacceptable unto you in the end, please help me to forgo it now and forever in Jesus name.