Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Christians that cant go to heaven?

I dare say that not everyone of us reading this post will enter the kingdom of God.NOt only non-christians but also some christians reading this will not enter the kingdom of God.Scary isnt it?

Jesus said

Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

What is more scary is that Jesus said even if you were to prophesy or cast out demons or even perform miracles in Jesus would still not fact Jesus would say "I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!". This somehow struck me hard....evil doers? but what did they do to be called that?They even acknowledged that Jesus was lord of their life...because they called Jesus "lord, lord".

BUt the fact is Jesus rebuked them and said that they did not do the father's will.Then i began to ponder isnt healing the sick, casting out demons and all those stuff the father's will?doesnt He want us to help people?It took my trail of thoughts further and further until i started to realise that sometimes we work so hard for God but we missed the point. We missed the point, forgetting the reason why we started serving God in the first place.And its scary because once we forget it, Jesus says "away from me you evil doesrs!"

It is because it is no more of us doing it by God's strength but by our own strength,No more it is our own conviction but for other people's recognition.Jesus clearly said whatever that is done in secret, treasures will be stored in heaven but whatever that is done in public...they have already received what they deserved.

So realising what JEsus said really struck me.That means accepting Jesus as lord and saviour is not enough.Instead we need to prove that we mean it in our heart by our actions.And actions should be reflecting God's glory and also doing the father's will.Note that Jesus life on earth was only for one purpose and one purpose only, to do the Father's will!

As christians,we should be immitators of christ.And do the father's will.Not to be in so many ministries just for the fun of it but know what you are suppose to do on earth.How do we know what to do?Pray! prayer is like a lamp.You may not be sure what is ahead but it leads u each step of the way.What lies far ahead may still be blur and dark, but the lamp helps you to make the next step...and the next step...and the next step...

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