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Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
I have discussed these verses several times in my podcasts, but it appears I must do so again.
Millions of people at this very moment believe with all their hearts they are going to heaven. Millions believe they are going to stand before the Lord our God in white robes.
How many within this number will truly achieve this only God Himself knows.
However, we that know the Bible, have studied that Bible. Understand that we are in the last days before the soon return of Jesus Christ.
We know we have to try our best to help ALL that desire to be in white to truly be able to stand in these robes. This can only be accomplished by understanding the truth.
Too many live in this world and think they are one with God. In recent past podcasts I have shown these verses about the Pharisees:
Luke 16:14-17 – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.
Those that live in the world and seek after wealth and riches and possessions live in the world and of the world. They are the lukewarm.
They don’t want to hear this. They don’t want to accept this. They don’t want to live with the truth that they will have to stand before the Great White Throne, not in white robes, but as a defendant in the case against their own eternal life.
None can cast out demons unless they are of the Body of Christ.
Did you hear that!
Get this through your heads. Salvation CAN be lost. I nearly lost it myself, so I have lived this truth.
Millions will be standing before the Great White Throne. When they are saying “Lord, Lord,” they will be saying it in bewilderment and anguish, because in their minds they had served God faithfully and completely as they built their wealth and lived in their earthly comforts. Doing that which is seen by God as an abomination, but they did it all the same, as they praised God and sang their hymns just as the Pharisees did before they crucified our Savior, the Son of God.
Jesus stated Himself that in the last days there would be many false teachers.
Matthew 24:4-5 – And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
Peter said this:
2 Peter 2:1-19 – But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. 4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Look at what will be the main characteristics that will show those that are false teachers within the Christian ranks.
2 Peter 2:3 – And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Covetousness – G4124 – pleonexia – avarice, greediness, desire for advantage
Feigned – G4112 – plastos – artificial, fictitious, false, feigned, made up
Their goal will be to live in comfort and luxuries here upon this earth and they will do this by teaching a false gospel.
Galatians 1:6-10 – I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. 8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. 10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Within verse ten we hear what the key to this false teaching is:
Galatians 1:10 – For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
Any who teach messages that seek to make people feel good about themselves and the way they live is a false teacher. And as they do this their goal is not to bring people to salvation but to a place that will allow the one teaching to be wealthier and more comfortable where they live away from the buildings called “churches.”
If this requires them to cause people to seek after wealth and comfort here is this world, then that is the message they teach and as shown in these verses verifies what we were told to look for in false teachers. However, most, mainly because they do not even bother to read the Bible and would rather have their pains comforted instead of accepting them as discipline from God.
Revelation 3:19-22 – I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. 20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne.
Hebrews 12:6 – For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”
Any who seek comfort here on earth seek to stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgement and not before Him in robes of white.
Yes, you heard me correctly. Any who seek after comfort or luxuries are in actuality denying Jesus Christ.
Matthew 10:33 – But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
Let’s breakdown that verse:
Matthew 10:33 – But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Before – G1715 – emprosthen – in front of, before.
Men – G444 – anthrópos – human being, mankind
And how does one deny Christ?
1 John 2:15-16 – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
If what they seek is not from God and is of the world than it is clear they are in fact denying Christ. and so no matter what they may think, it is this reason that they are looked down upon, for even Jesus Christ Himself sees them as lower than those that live in open sin:
Revelation 3:15-18 – “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! 17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.
This is a cycle that is obvious to all those that truly look at the event seen throughout history. Those that ignore their fellow humans over the pleasures and desires of their own lust, comforts and desires are in time revolted against and thrown into death and destruction.
Until that final day of wanton rebellion, which is now taking place across the world, which will cause the return of He who promised that He would. Upon that day those that believed with all their hearts that they themselves were His followers will find themselves still here upon this planet looking up into the sky in shock with horror as they find themselves still here upon this earth. Left here to face the next three and a half years of the first half of the Tribulation, if they then so decide to accept the truth and accept His punishment that they must face if they truly wish to stand before the Throne of God in robes of white.