The Scariest Words in the Bible: Depart from Me – I Never Knew You

I NEVER KNEW YE

I was born again in 1983. I was born into a Jewish home – mom and dad were both Jews. I searched for the truth about Jesus most of my life. I knew that there had to be something unique and special about this man who changed history; who changed even our calendars.

I studied the Word diligently after I was saved.  I came to this passage and quite honestly, it scared me terribly:

“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).

Would I possibly be one of these people?  I would lie awake nights trembling over this. Was there something I was missing?  When the couple who led me to Jesus that night in 1983 prayed with me, they talked with me about repentance (turning away from the sins that had separated me from God)  and fully trusting the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of my sins. He paid the debt for my sin that I could never pay. It was ALL about Jesus.

The False Teachers and the Great Apostasy

In the last few years I believe that I am seeing clearly who He will be turning away when they come to Him after their lives are over.  From Scripture it is quite obvious that these people thought that they had done everything He had asked.  They had even done supernatural things!  But he sent them away and said that He knew them not. He called them workers of iniquity.

How many denominations have fallen for the lies from the evil one? How many are into the Emergent mystical ways?  How many now have become ecumenical and are returning to Rome?   Catholicism is a works based religion – or should I say “cult?”

But these people are so sure that they are in the will of God. Sadly, somewhere along the line, Satan has lured them away from the Word of God, and has led them on a path to destruction.  The Word of Faith teachers have their people believing that if they give enough money to the church leaders, surely God will open the gates of heaven and blessing upon blessing will fall upon these folks.   Where does it say that in the Word?  I have not seen that.

The Word of God is neglected

When people come to me with extra Biblical prophecies, or dreams and visions which do not match up to the Word – I tell them that they are not in the will of God. They invariably recite this passage of Scripture:

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28).

I ask them if they can show me in God’s Word where these dreams and visions and prophecies are found?  They usually cannot. I ask them why I would need more than the Word of God?  He has given us everything we need to know!  He has even told us that which will happen in the future. We are seeing this right now!

The evil one is the father of lies and the author of confusion.  It’s what he does, and he does it well.  When he tried to fool our Lord Jesus in the wilderness, did Jesus argue with him? No – He gave him the pure Word of God. Finally the devil left Him. The evil one uses just a bit of truth and then twists it. When Jesus spoke the entire Word of God, the devil knew that he could not fight against this.

Check Everything Against the Word of God

Just as the Berean church did, whenever we hear of a new teaching or just anything that we have not read in God’s Word; we should go through God’s Word and see if what we have been told is true.  If it is true, it will be in the Bible!

Brethren, keep yourselves safe and read God’s Word every day. It truly is God’s love letter to us!  It is filled with truth from God. It’s all we need.

If someone says to you “The Bible was written by mere men.” Tell them that these men were writing under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit.  The Bible IS God’s Word!

Shalom b’Yeshua,

MARANATHA

 

 

IRAN: We Have 100,000 Missiles in Lebanon Ready To Strike Israel

Biblical-prophecy

Most of us with any discernment knew that the deal with Iran was a sham. They have one goal and that that is to attempt to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

From jpost.com

President Hassan Rouhani said the last year’s nuclear deal “was the cheapest way to achieve Iran’s goals and interests.”

Speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an iftar meal breaking the Ramadan fast, Rouhani said the pre-Iran nuclear-deal era is past and Iran now needs to take advantage of the new atmosphere to pursue its “national interests more than before,” Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for student associations to establish a “unified anti-US and anti-Zionist front” among the Muslim world’s students, Tasnim News Agency reported. – source

 Did Barack Obama know this?  Of course he did.  And so did John Kerry and anyone close to this administration. They all are aware of BHO’s rabid hatred of Israel.  The whole world knows that we have an enemy of the state living in our White House.

The article goes on:

“By using advanced means of communication and in cyberspace, general campaigns can be formed by Muslim students based on the opposition to the policies of the US and the Zionist regime of Israel so that when needed, millions of young Muslim students create a big movement in the Islamic world,” he said.

Khamenei also warned against plots by enemies seeking to sabotage the country.

Separately, on Saturday, Fars News Agency reported a senior official of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards as having said Israel’s Iran Dome anti-rocket system has vulnerabilities that were revealed in recent wars.

On a similar note, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Brig.-Gen.

Hossein Salami, said on Friday “more than 100,000 missiles are ready to fly from Lebanon,” according to Tasnim.

“Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are [present] more than ever,” he declared, saying there are “tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles” from Islamic territories aiming at all of “occupied” Israel.

“If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters and, God willing, the territories will be liberated,” Salami warned. – source

They are lying when they say that the missiles are only set to hit what they consider “Occupied territory.”   Their dream is to fulfill what Hitler began in WWII – the utter annihilation of Israel. The Final Solution.

These enemies of God have no idea of their fate. In their hate and arrogance, they truly believe that they will destroy Israel.  We know better.

Ezekiel 38:16-23

And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

AND SO IT SHALL BE.

MARANATHA!