Do you KNOW Jesus?
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. Matthew 7:21-23
What is the Will of the Father?
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:39-40
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READ HIS WORD.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Rom 10:17
I suggest you start in the book of John if you are a Gentile, for this is a recap of the story of Christ, (not to say you should not read all the gospels) but John is mostly about the last days of His life with His disciples, the one who betray Him (Judas), and why He came (to save us, to forgive us our sins, to reconcile us to the Father, to give us eternal life, to give us life more abundantly, and far more…). Then spend some time in Romans, understanding what the gospel is.
In John you will see that even His disciples did not yet understand that He was not going to be ruling the Kingdom that He had offered to the Jews if they would Repent (turn to Him) and believe.
We see Jesus weep over Jerusalem, He wanted to gather them to Him, but they were not willing (Matt 23:37, Luke 13:34). We see Jesus tell the leaders that even though they searched the Scriptures that testified of Him, they would not come to Him, that they might life. (see any religious thinking in this process? These Pharisees trusted in their religion, and their standing, and later we see, they trusted in their own goodness .) In Luke 18:10-14, the Pharisee compared himself to others, praised himself for the works he did, (fasting, tithes), yet the Publican (tax collector) was humbled, and prayed, “God be merciful to me, a sinner).
Christ died in your place. For your sins. The penalty of your sins is death. BUT, the Gift of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord. We have to realize, we have nothing, not one thing to offer. We all think we are good, but in God’s sight, we are a stench, sin is abhorrent to Him. Sin of any kind, little lies, unkindness, looking at a woman with the wrong thoughts, curse words, taking His name in vain, cheating on taxes or taking a pen home from work. All of the little things we justify, He sees… We need Him, we need His righteousness.
You can either seek to justify yourself through your own works, or you can realize there is no way. If you miss one time, you are condemned. There is one reason according Jesus that you are condemned, one thing that you are condemned for.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:16-18, 36
IF YOU HAVE BELIEVED, PRAY FOR THE RIGHT CHURCH, FOR CHRISTIAN FRIENDS, AND MOST OF ALL, READ HIS WORD….