DO YOU KNOW?
The danger of knowing but not believing (belief= trust, action, verbiage in agreement with what is believed).
“21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]” Matthew 7:21-23
See JESUS name alone is REALLY that powerful! BUT…many can “miss it” because they know there is power IN His name but are unwilling to change and take time to encounter/experience Him for themselves!
Here is an example of something that is often done but seldom corrected…
Ongoing prayer for a minister or someone who has done amazing things for God for people and then they are sick or fighting a disease etc. people pray and pray but see no outcome. Often what is said is something that should be corrected….”but Lord, look how many people their life has affected, what all they have done for You etc.” What is happening is that they are trying to “JUSTIFY” the reason for this person’s healing “justify AND QUALIFY” when the justification came at salvation and the qualification came when JESUS died on the cross and rose again over two thousand years ago. This is the same attitude that JESUS is warning about on the day of judgment when people will try to qualify their salvation by their deeds….when it wasn’t even any power of their own but HIS name which is the only qualification needed to pray for those to be healed, or demons cast out! IT is knowing the ONE WHO IS THAT NAME that brings us into “relationship” or yada in Hebrew meaning to ascertain by seeing, experiencing etc.
IF you don’t have THAT with Him but walk in an anointing because OF His name…then it would be wise to confess and repent of “works” mentality that says “what you do” qualifies your salvation, healing and deliverance because it does NOT!
JESUS is the ONLY qualifier! And knowing HIM THE Creator, Heavenly Father and JESUS is the only way TOO Him and knowing THEM….IS eternal life!
“3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true [supreme and sovereign] God, and [in the same manner know] Jesus [as the] Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3
DO YOU REALLY KNOW JESUS?? NOT just “about Him” but know HIM in a way you know your spouse or best friend or sibling? If you don’t then take time to tell HIM YOU want to KNOW HIM and receive HIM as not only your Savior but also your Healer, Deliverer, Protector, Defender, Provider and as ALL you ever need! INVITE Him and HOLY SPIRIT INTO YOUR HEART! They come in by invitation only!!! Be certain you have done that beloved ones, its critical that you do!