DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
THEME: DO YOU REALLY KNOW HIM?
WORDS OF HOPE:
It is possible to think that you know some important person and even brag about it when in reality the person himself/herself does not know or remember you. Such was my experience some years ago when I went backstage to say hi to a renowned musician who had been a school mate of mine at a concert at which he was performing. To my surprise, he said he never knew me. Of course, he was not my friend or acquaintance back in school but considering that I was a prefect and held other important positions back in school and even helped him once with some money when he asked, I thought he would know or remember me. Sadly, he didn’t. (Meanwhile, prior to that experience, I never spared the opportunity to mention that he was my mate whenever his songs were being played). I went back home like a deflated balloon that evening. It is this kind of picture that comes to mind when today’s text is read. It is very possible to think that we know Jesus and that He knows us; but it may only be an illusion. As the text suggests, these people – who would expect that because they prophesied, cast out devils, and did wonderful works in Jesus’ name, they would enter the kingdom of heaven – would think that they know Jesus and He knows them. But as we see, Jesus’ statement, ‘I never knew you’, makes it very clear that the people were under an illusion.Someone you really know will also know you. Do you really know Jesus?
• Pray that you will know Jesus for real and not be under an illusion.
• Those who know God do the will of the Father; pray that you will do the will of the Father.
• Those who know God are not workers of iniquity; pray that you will not be a worker of iniquity.
Dear Lord, may I not be under the illusion that I know You when I really don’t. May I not be a worker of iniquity. May I do the will of the Father. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen 🙏🏽