KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:27 KJV” But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.”
As we seek to win those outside the church walls, those of us within must examine ourselves whether we are in the faith. In our key scripture the Lord said, He will say to some who claimed to be Christians, that” he never knew them”. My question is, what would make the master say he does not know the man who has been going to church, preaching to others and might have been working some miracles? The Lord described such people as workers of iniquity. Dear child of God what are your works?
The scriptures teach us one virtue that would make the Lord know you. 1Corinthians 8:3 KJV” But if any man love God, the same is known of him.” God is seeking for lovers. He says if a man loves Him, that man is known to Him. The great error of most Christians is that they use God to achieve what they anticipate to get. The needs of men have very wide ranges. When the need becomes more important than God, God becomes a tool to obtaining that need. Such a person does not love God, but loves what he or she wants to get. A growing young girl may be looking for marriage, and that is all that fills her mind. All she may be doing in church is not unto the Lord, but to get that marriage. This lady does not love God in any way. She loves her marriage. Sadly, because she does not love the Lord, He likewise does not know her. Her works becomes actions of iniquity. There are various dimensions of this error. My question to you is, do you love the Lord or other things?
There are some who are practicing iniquity in the name of God. He knows your heart. Dear fellow Christian make your calling and election sure. Apostle Paul cautions the brethren in Corinth to examine themselves whether they are in the faith. Paul gives us a clue in 1st Corinth 9:27″ But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”. He says he put his body (desires, motives) under subjection so that after he has preached to, others he would not be a castaway. Dear brother or sister who calls yourself a Christian, does the lord know you.? You can be known by the Lord if you would examine yourself and align your motives, desires and actions to suit what His word says.
Dear heavenly father, I repent from every self-centered way. I surrender my will to please you in all I do. I love to please you. Amen.
Matthew 7:22 KJV” 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?”
2 Timothy 2:19 KJV.” Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”