KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:21 KJV “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.”
God is not interested in mouth worshipers only, but rather doers of the word of God. James 1:22 KJV “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” Those who hear the word and do not do it are deceiving themselves. There is a day of reckoning, or day of judgment and rewards. Once, the Lord was teaching a gathering, and His mother and brothers came around looking for Him. He said the following to His audience, Mark 3:35 KJV” For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” If a man gives Him lip worship and does not do what the word says he is not his brother, sister or relation of any kind. Dear reader, can Jesus call you His brother or sister?
These days in Ghana, the level of Christian activities is so much. We find preaching on the airwaves, preaching by the street corners and Christian music being aired from sun to dust. Many people have assumed they are followers of Christ because they listen to these programs, yet the level of crime, and corruption is rather alarming. It is at times shocking to hear of the practices of some of the groups in the name of worshiping Jesus. A visit to our government institutions and you will find a lot of church going people in these places, yet the level of corruption is rather alarming. One cannot pick His cheque for the payment of a contract executed without giving out some money(bribe) to these officials. In most of the cases if the money(bribe) does not come first, that pay cheque would also not be signed. According to the Lord Jesus, if you are living this way, can you call yourself as a brother, sister or a relation of Jesus?
HOW does one caught in these quagmire or any other erroneous living free himself? You must first accept that your ways are not pleasing to the Lord. Ask the Lord for His forgiveness. Then repent of that way of living. If you choose to do the word, you become a doer of the word. Everyone of us must be very sincere with ourselves and consider if there are any actions or ways that we have to repent from. Do not deceive yourself only doers of the word would be acceptable before the Lord on that final day of judgment. Take action now.
Dear Heavenly Father I submit my life to the authority of your word and act in accordance with what your word says. I refuse to pay lip service and rather a doer of the word. Thank you, Lord.
Gal 6:7 KJV “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
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?”