Matthew 7:21-23(CEV) 21. Not everyone who calls me their lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my father in heaven will get in.
22. on the Day of Judgement, many will call me their lord. They will say “we preached in your name, and in your name we forced out demons and worked many miracles
23. but I will tell them, “I will have nothing to do with you! Get out of my sight, you evil people!”
After meditating on a poem engraved in a church in Germany (which I read from Christopher parkling’s autobiography) touching me in the spirit the poem reminded me of what Jesus warned us about in ( Matthew 7:21-23) about the judgement day; the poem goes thus………..
Why do you call me, lord, and do not do the things I say
You call me the way and walk me not
You call me the life and live me not
You call me the master and obey me not
If I condemn thee, blame me not
You call me bread and eat me out
You call me the truth and believe me not
Ye call me “lord “and serve me not
If I condemn thee, blame me not.
In our present world where evil, corruption, sin, immorality to mention a few seem to be the norm, what is your stand as a Christian? Something we should be glad about is the fact that there is a greater price ahead, greater than the present suffering we are passing through and even greater than the persecution we face each day. Heaven is much more gracious and glorious, a place that offers you and I the peace we can never get here on earth and only true obedience is the way to getting this promise.
It may not be enough for us to just be religious since God is most particular about obedience and frowns about us not yielding to his voice (word). Even in a relationship there is a place of communication! In our relationship with God, whenever He speaks or give you His word it is expected of us to yield, Saul was punished for not completely yielding to God’s instruction (1 Samuel 15:22-23).
Christianity is a race which ends when we die i.e. when we die here on earth. We must also have the understanding that, it is not a race that ends after we are saved or after we receive the Holy Spirit. It is continuous. Philippians 3 v 12(CEV) - I have not yet reached out my goals, and I am not perfect, but Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep running and struggling to take hold of the prize.”
The way out is a constant, uninterrupted relationship with God. A constant communion i.e. a relationship that does not falter but gets better; a non-stop relationship that is what a Christian who wants heaven needs, a yielding heart and a constant relationship.
Additional reading: 2 Corinthians 10:5-6! - Moses Aiyenugba.
Last week this mesmerizing writer wrote on 'whose report will you believe?', He highlighted God's report as: His counsel, His way and The Seat, but there's always an other side you know. In my walk through life as a young adult, I have discovered Men prefer to walk through or choose to follow the ways of the world! that made me coin a quote sometimes back: Look up to God and Live, Look up to Man and Leave!
What touched me in his write-up was when he said: Christianity is race that ends when we die here on earth!
Permit me say: It's our Obedience that doesn't end because even in Heaven we must be Obedient!
why not believe the report of God today because 'even in the gourd he's God!'
- Oluwatobiloba Oshunbiyi.
Write up by: Moses Aiyenugba.
For: CL Blogs.