Know Him -or- Know Him NOT?
Who the devil uses:
- People that do not have the Holy Spirit within them
- People that lean towards works based religion
- People that are trying to gain something for themselves
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you
The work and will of God for us:
- To believe in Jesus
- To be in a oneness relationship with Him
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Here is the defense of the false prophets and false teachers
- We prophesied in your name
- We cast out demons
- We performed many miracles
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
- Antichrist will perform miracles
- Unbelieving Jews casting demons out in Jesus name
- In last days false prophets arise performing great signs and wonders
SALVATION IS NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED, BUT ONLY RECEIVED
Salvation is not about doing something, but trusting someone
Here is the Key
- The road to hell is not found in disobedience
- The road to hell is found in being disconnected from the Father
- Jesus is not addressing wrong actions
- Jesus is addressing wrong relationship