Text: Matthew 7:21-23
“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. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
As humans, a time will certainly come when our strength will fail us. “Our dying moment“: a time our cells will struggle to stay alive, our hearts fight to keep on going, our brains strive to power the body and our minds battle to remain conscious. That time, no matter the strength or knowledge a man has, he shall never win.
In our text, Jesus speaks of yet another time, a time when our decisions, will, wisdom, knowledge, experience, wealth, fame, influence etc. will no longer count. A time when many would realize Jesus as the living King sent for the salvation of their souls, a time evil doers disguised as servants of God would weep for not serving Jesus sincerely. Friend, the coming of this time is as certain as the coming of death!
Make wise decisions today you can win, for a day is coming when you can never win
A wise man prepares for life after death while a fool says in his heart there is no life after death. Preparing for life after death is partnering with the resurrected king (Jesus). Jesus is offering a hand to give you a better life after death. An assured life of participating in his glory as the son of God. If you have not accepted this helping hand, you can do that today by accepting his offer. To do that, please say the prayer below. If you have accepted Jesus, ask the Holy Spirit to help you serve him in spirit and in truth.
Lord Jesus thank you for your offer of salvation to me. I accept this offer, I accept you as my lord and personal savior. I believe you died and rose again to secure eternity for me. Please be my lord and savior, lead me as I promise to follow. Amen
For further study on this topic Click here to read our previous devotion on victory over death.