By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What does it mean In Matthew 7:21 “Not Everyone who says Lord,Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven”?
The key to understanding verse 21 is in verse 22 which states “Many will say unto me (Jesus Christ), in that day, Lord, Lord
The ONE key element if you will notice is that they tried to APPEAL to the Lord WITH THEIR WORKS to enter the kingdom of heaven, instead of just believing (Trust In/ Rely On Completely) on Christ ALONE and his finished work on the cross as the complete payment for their sins – Ephesians 2:8,9 they tried to offer God their SINFUL RAGS OF DEEDS,WORKS, AND SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS as means of acceptable offering to him.
Take Notice of 3 things of what they said in Verse 22:
#1. Have we not prophesied in your name (preached),
#2. Cast out devils(demons) in your name(performed deeds, and works),
#3. and done many wonders in your name(self-righteousness).
Verse 23: is where we get the Lord’s answer to ALL THEIR BOASTING, “I declare to them, I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME” and where will they be departed to, TO HELL – Matthew 25:41
This is a SAD but an ALL TO TRUE REALITY, most people will hear these DEVASTATING WORDS at the Great White Throne Judgement
Seat(reserved for all lost/unsaved to receive the degree of punishment for eternity) just before they are cast in to the lake of fire – Revelation 20:11-15.
NO AMOUNT of works NO MATTER HOW religious, humanitarian, or sincere will earn a person one second in the kingdom of God BECAUSE eternal life is a GIFT of God which he will not offer it any other way it CANNOT BE purchased, Bartered, or Traded For, IT IS A GIFT and it MUST BE RECEIVED as such otherwise NO DEAL.
Millions are hell bound thinking that they are going to heaven who have BEEN DECEIVED by their own self-righteousness, church,pastor, Satan ect. THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS:
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be Saved” – Acts 16:31
Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell & the lake of fire); but the GIFT of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH