Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].
Most think they will automatically go to heaven, but really only those who agree with God will live with Him. If we don’t follow His ways by living our lives here by His law we won’t be able to live with Him in heaven.
We can go through all kinds of acts, doing what we think is good, but if we don’t obey Him, then we don’t agree with Him.
Jesus said if you love Me, you will obey Me and I will manifest Myself to you. (John 14:21). Thus as we obey Him, He will become real to us because we are in agreement with Him. You can’t be in a relationship with someone you don’t agree with.
If we don’t obey Him, we are not in agreement with Him, and we won’t know Him. If we don’t know Him but only of Him, then He is just an acquaintance, or stranger to us.
Today I would like to encourage you to get to know God, obey Him so He can manifest Himself to you . When you obey Him you will begin a real relationship with Him, you will know His heart, His compassion, and His love for you. You will hear His voice and you will know His ways. Then on that day when you stand before Him, you will NOT hear those dreaded words, “Away from Me, I never knew you who practice lawlessness“