KEY SCRIPTURE: Mat 7:22 ISV” Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn’t we?’”
The Lord said in our key scripture that on the day of judgment some who would be rejected would say, Lord we cast out devils in your name, we healed the sick in your name. The Lord said He would say to such people that I never knew you, you workers of iniquity, get away from me. Why would miracle workers be rejected? It is one thing being used by the Spirit of God to work miracles, and it is another living in submission to the word of God. Working miracles does not mean God approves of the lifestyle of that individual. There are some individuals who function with contrary spirits to perform miracles. In Acts 16:16-18, apostle Paul and Silas were met by a girl who said these are the true servants of God who tell you the truth. The spirit was telling the truth but, it was a contrary spirit. There are such men and women who do miraculous feats, but not by the spirit of God. Their fruits are the main ways you can know, or by discernments
In Numbers 20:8-12, there was a need of water by the Israelites and God told Moses to speak to the rock to give out water. Moses out of anger hit the rock twice. Water gushed out in abundance, yet God was not pleased. Why did the water flow? It gushed out to satisfy the thirst of the people. Moses could not get to the promised land because of it. There was a miracle yet God was not pleased with Him. This event exactly describes the many, the Bible says they would say to the Lord, we did that miracle in your name. God works miracles on many occasions because of the cry of His children. The obedience of the man to the word of God is that which makes him acceptable with God or rejected by Him
HOW come that God would say He does not know these miracle workers. Their lives are far from what the Bible calls living in submission to God and His word. Dear child of God do not be carried away with the supernatural occurrences but your personal relationship to the Lord.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for your love for me. My life is focused on living to please the Lord. God works miracles through me, yet it is all to His glory.
Luke 10:20 ISV” However, stop rejoicing because the spirits are submitting to you. Instead, rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
Matthew 7:23 ISV” Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!’”