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.
Michael W. Roy