How is this possible? Let me explain.
Have you ever wondered about these verses in Matthew 7:21-23 ? “ Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles? “
“ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; LEAVE ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS. “
Jesus is talking to Christians. First of all they used the term “Lord, Lord” which the Bible says “ no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit” ( 1 Corinthians 12:3 )
These people did the works of God casting out demons, healing the sick and many other great things. Using the name of Jesus works and believing or having faith doing it works so what’s up with this? why did Jesus say depart from me I never knew (approved) you ?
The simple answer is they were living in sin. They went back to the sins they were committing before they were saved and never repented. They listened to doctrines of devils like being taught today in many churches and by many pastors that false teaching of hypergrace where you can do whatever you please and still go to heaven. A great example of this today is denominations teaching “Once saved always saved” This is a doctrine of devils started by Calvin. No one can keep on sinning after being born again and go to heaven, it’s a lie.
Can you imagine the millions of Christians who will be shocked on judgment day because they believed the lie?
There is a great difference between being born into the kingdom and inheriting the kingdom. 1st Corinthians 6:9 “ 9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.11And that is what some of you were.” Many people have been born into the kingdom but that doesn’t mean necessarily that they will inherit the kingdom. And there’s a difference.
You enter the kingdom through salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as He is the door. After you did if you went back into your old ways God will not let you inherit the Kingdom. None of those who commit the sins mentioned will inherit the Kingdom.
Jesus said if you don’t live Holy you won’t make it. Be ye Holy for I am Holy.
Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep his tongue from evil
11He must turn from evil and do good;
12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are inclined to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against
those who do evil.”
Bottom line is live Holy so Jesus will not say to you depart from me you who do lawlessness, but will say “ Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”
If you’ve sinned repent God will forgive you and go and sin no more….