Thursday, August 15, 2019


Christian believers have different
motives, but very few have a desire to know Jesus, Himself and to be
known by Him. Jesus said some words that should scare believers and
wake them up. He said: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord,
Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will
of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will
say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your
name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many
miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never
LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:21-23.
Jesus alone, will decide who goes into
heaven and who not. He was warning that many believers who prophesied
in His name and cast out demons, and in His name performed many
miracles will not enter heaven because they practiced lawlessness,
and He never knew them. How is that possible? How is it possible to
be a believer and perform supernatural miracles in the name of Jesus
and He does not know you?
Jesus said, that if we love Him, we
will obey Him and follow Him. We read in John 14:21 “He who has My
commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves
Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose
Myself to him.”
Is it our desire to know Jesus, for Him
to speak to us, to disclose Himself to us? Do we want to be pleasing
to Him, be known by Him? Do we have a desire for Jesus, or only for
the things that He can give us? If we do not obey His commandments,
His words as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, then we do not
love Him and do not know Him. If we do not have interaction with
Jesus then our relationship with Him is not real. We might know the
Bible, believe in Jesus, cast out demons, speak in tongues, prophecy
in His name, heal the sick in His name and perform many miracles. We
might travel the world, preaching, evangelizing, doing missionary
work, but if we do not absolutely obey Jesus’ commandments, live
holy, be led by Him, His Holy Spirit guiding us, then our works are
in vain, our relationship with Him is not real. You cannot be in sin
and in Christ.
The apostle Paul was driven by a desire
to know Jesus and to be known by Him. He wrote in Philippians 3:10,11
“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the
fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11in
order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” He
warned against the false Christians, Philippians 3:2 “Beware of the
dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;”
and verse 18 “For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of
Christ, 19whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite,
and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on
earthly things.” Such people refuse to pick up their cross and
follow Jesus. They refuse to live holy in obedience to Jesus. They
are not going after Jesus, but after their lusts.
If we truly love Jesus we will not sin,
we will follow and obey Him. We read in 1 John 2:3-6 “By this we
know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4The
one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His
commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5but
whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been
perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says
he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He
There is no place for sin and
worldliness in the life of a child of God. Either your life is filled
with Jesus and a consuming desire to live holy and please Him, know
Him, hear from Him, be led and approved by Him, or you are just
religious, deceiving yourself and separated from Jesus, heading for
What is our motive? Are we seeking
Jesus? Have we found Him? Are we getting to know Him better every
day? Do we hear from Him and are we staying close to Him. Jesus said:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and
I give eternal life to them,” John 10:27,28.
Are we one of His sheep who hear His
voice, are known by Him, and do we follow Him?
May Jesus bless you.

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