VERSE: Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?"(Matthew 7:22)
EQUATION: Self-propelled activity for God is NOT equal to the Obedience of the Elect
ACTION: Time for more than a sound check. It is time for a spiritual gut check. We see this all the time. Church workers, in just about any church in the west, so busy “doing things for God” that God Himself is left out of the picture. Both men and women are guilty of this and sometimes you wonder if some of these people are truly saved, because it sure does not show in their actions, which while great and positive – from feeding or clothing the poor, to ministering to the sick – are NOT what gets a person into Heaven. Way beyond time now, to check yourself before you wreck yourself.
PRAYER: Father in the Name of the Prince of Peace, Who giveth the true peace which passes ALL understanding, we ask right now that if there is someone who thinks busy work in the best of bible-believing churches, and even worse – THEIR busy work is what Christianity is all about, Lord we pray right now that You convict them first of their deadly error and secondly, send a deep sense of their lost nature. Give them a true conviction to really know You and not ABOUT You, Lord. Give them the lasting overwhelming sense of Who You are - the Facts; that is is by Grace through Faith, that they are saved, and nothing they think they're doing FOR You, even if they're doing it with great flourish and are successful at it....and Lord, it is not what they FEEL that is critically significant, but it is by KNOWING YOU and not ABOUT YOU, they will avoid hearing these dreadful words as they pass from this life into eternity. Lord we pray for complete and real regeneration, a heart change, even as they work in Your fields here on earth, so that they may finally have a relationship with the one true God, the only relationship which will ever matter, and that is one with the Ever-loving, Everlasting one True God in Heaven, in Jesus Strong and Holy Name we plead and pray, amen and amen.