Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21
On service days, many churches are filled with people gathered to worship God, but how many out of that large number of people truly do the will of God? It is so heart breaking to note that some folks just want to fulfil all righteousness by attending church services but afterwards, live their lives on their terms. Our service to God goes beyond congregating to worship God; it goes beyond professing that Jesus is our Lord, to actually doing the will of the father.
From our opening text, Jesus explicitly speaks of what will befall someone who is deceived into thinking that he is a disciple of Christ and yet is not, or one who thinks he knows God, only to discover on judgment day that God doesn’t know him- because he did not live his life doing the will of the Father and as such is not recognized by God as His son or daughter. The will of God is displayed everywhere in the Bible, and we also have the Holy Ghost who speaks to us, communicating the will of the Father concerning every area of our lives. It is thus imperative for us to live our lives in accordance to the will of God.
Whether you will be given access in God’s kingdom or you will be sent away (Matthew 7:22-23) is solely dependent on you. Hence, do not give into self-deceit, rather choose to live a life of genuine obedience to God and on the day of reckoning, you will be ushered into the kingdom of God because you truly obeyed the will of the Father. Glory to God!
Prophecy 1: Receive grace to do the will of the Father always in Jesus name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may your life be pleasing unto God in Jesus name.
W: Go beyond pleasing your pastor, leaders etc. but to pleasing God
X: I decree and I declare that my life brings glory to God
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 KINGS 5&6, COLOSSIANS 2, PSALMS 65
For over 1,000 years the region was a bastion of Christendom, but it later became a strong propagator of Islam. The Christian population has declined from 22% to 0.21% since 1900. Only 0.008% of people in Turkey are evangelical. Few of the 73 million Muslims have ever truly heard the gospel.
Y: We are praying for effective Christian materials to flood the Nation.
Startup Prayer: Dear Father, I pray that you help me to live a life of genuine obedience to you in Jesus name