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. Who will the Lord say this to? How can I make sure the Lord does not say this to my friends and I at the time of the end?
Matthew 7:21 - 23
ESV - 21 Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?
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Our Lord certainly will not say that to anyone who has confessed Jesus as Savior. Have you done that? If not, read John 14:6, John 3:16-17, John 3:3, John 5:24, and Romans 10:8-13. When the Holy Spirit speaks to you to accept Jesus as your eternal Savior and to follow Him in this life as Lord, humble yourself as you do precisely what is indicated in Romans 10:8-13, you and your friends. This is not a mechanical response. It is not simply a wordy recitation of what God wants you to do. You confess Him as Savior because He is calling you to believe in Him and follow Him all the days of your life.
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