11/09/2005


    Today’s Word of Strength

    Do you really know the Lord?

    Before many are quick to answer yes, please consider Matthew 7:21- 23:  “Not
    everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
    who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord,
    Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and
    done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew
    you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ NKJV

    Jesus said there would be many that say they know Him, but he never new them.  A
    couple of definitions in Webster’s dictionary defines the word know as having
    acquaintance or knowledge of something or someone or being familiar with
    something or someone.  In the book of Genesis it says Adam knew Eve and they
    bore a son.  So, from a biblical standpoint knowing describes intimacy.   Jesus is
    saying in Matthew 7 that many have never established an intimate relationship with
    Him therefore there lives don’t bare the fruit God intended.  Jesus says we
    demonstrate our intimacy with Him by the obedience to His Fathers will.  Saints, this
    is a very strong word for all of us from the Lord.  We should trust and OBEY and then
    we will be more confident when we say, “I know the Lord”.  Amen!

    Jesus is your measure.  Compare your life with the Life of Christ.

    R.U.N Christ
    Michael W. Roy









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