Matthew 7:22- Many (so call Christians) will say to Me (Jesus) in THAT DAY (Judgment 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?”
This verse is seriously frightening. This is Jesus giving us the readers a glimpse into judgment day, the day when Jesus will either welcome us into Heaven or reject us into Hell. When studying the verse above, what is quite evident is, those who classified themselves as born again believers of Jesus Christ and have the works to prove it are vigorously pleading with Christ and naming their qualifications as the exception to their entrance into Heaven.
The “have we not” is a major indicator that they are clearly rejected and they are shocked. Frankly, many in our day and age will be among this shocked number of people, let us not forget that, these group of people are not the athiests, agnostics or worshipers of false gods, these are people coming from the church all accross the world, the bible calls them tares among the wheat, wolves in sheeps clothing, those who have crept in unnoticed, clouds without rain, those who built their houses upon sand.
Externally these people look like the real deal, but the major problem here is, SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS the Pharisee disease. Jesus said “I am the Way, Truth and Life, NO MAN comes to the FATHER but by me”, But these people’s hope was not in the complete work of Jesus Christ, it was in their deeds and works of righteousness, they were zealous yet without knowledge and understanding of whom they were to be zealous for. Another obvious thing in the verse above is these people lacked true humility, they speak as if they should be allowed into Heaven because of the great spiritual things they’ve done, all to here these heart breaking, shocking and vicious reply from Jesus Christ, observe:
23 And then will I (Jesus) profess unto them (so call Christians), I NEVER KNEW YOU: depart from me (INTO HELL), ye that work iniquity (SIN).
These damned souls convinced themselves and decieved others that they were doing the work of God, only to find out to their shame that they were the agents of the devil.
We get another view point of this same judgment situation in the following verse, observe:
Matthew 25:41- Then shall He (Jesus Christ) say also unto them (unbelievers) on the left hand, Depart from Me, YE CURSED, into everlasting fire (HELL), prepared for the devil and his angels.
This is not a game, you can keep ignoring real biblical truth like this and keep tickling your ears with the scriptures you like better, but the truth is if you don’t seek Jesus in Spirit and in Truth, you will end up damned. You see the high rate of deaths going on around the world, i’m not exempt and neither are you, death doesn’t care about your family, how much you’ve accomplished, how much money you got, the truth is, it is appointed unto man once to die and after this is the judgment, get your mind right and repent, time is short, come to Jesus Christ today, this is pure love, we are all like vapor fading away so don’t put your trust in man or this world, everything is destined to burn like it once was flooded, trust Jesus Christ and repent, judgment day is coming.
I truly hope you heed this warning.
By Michael Mensah