How would you finish ???
As the Church moves closer and closer to the Coming of the The Lord Jesus Christ, we see exactly the Prophetic Words of Jesus being fulfilled as in Mathew 7: 21-24
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock”:
As much as the Lord Jesus, in His graciousness and goodness wants us to succeed, prosper and do well in this life, He is more concerned on how we finish. Salvation is not just about how you start, but more importantly how you finish. Paul in his letter to the Church in Galatia warned them about this.
“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh”?
Galatians 3:3 KJV
Don’t be a Believer in Christ who is excellent at his job, splendid in gifts and talents, can prophesy in Jesus’ name, can cast out devil’s using His name, does wonderful works in Jesus Name, then at the end Jesus Himself will reject you because of a hidden life of iniquity. Don’t be fooled by the accolades and praises of men, they can deceive you to make you feel you are right with God. Check your love walk towards God and towards men.
Are you harboring hatred, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, jealousy, envy, pride, greed and selfishness in your heart? These are the works of iniquity Jesus will reject many as in our verse above.
In these last days, we must consciously try and present our hearts before the Lord, to judge us righteously and bring us back on the right path before it is too late. We must have the same mind as Paul who was conscious of this truth as we read in the verse below.
“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”.
1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV
Go ahead today and spend time with the Lord, ask Him to reveal your true state, not the assumed stand with Him. Make yourself bare before His Holy Presence and allow Him to rebuke you, correct you and lovingly realign you.
You must be a Burning and A Shining Light.