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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
7:21 Not every one - That is, no one that saith, Lord, Lord - That makes a mere profession of me and my religion, shall enter - Whatever their false teachers may assure them to the contrary: He that doth the will of my Father - as I have now declared it. Observe: every thing short of this is only saying, Lord, Lord. #Luke 6:46|.
Mt 7:21 Not every one, etc. The Lord has shown that the entrance into the kingdom is through the "strait gate". He now shows more particularly what is needed to enter. Certain ones are described who cannot enter in. "Not every one" implies that some who say, "Lord, Lord", etc., shall enter in. Those enter that doeth the will of my Father. No one can be a citizen of the kingdom who does not obey the King.
RON's comment on 2014-02-05 20:01:15:
Many people say Lord Lord only for God to do for them and what they think and want, without seriously seeking the Lord for what He wants them to be or to do. Like Lord Lord,give me a brand new Mercedes while I spend your money on beer. Or more up to date is this: Lord Lord I am a lonely Sodomite so please give me a husband. The Lord does not do your will if it is evil or wrong for you so you must know and do His will by grace through faith in Him.We are saved by grace and faith but if this does not include right thinking and actions then you need to seek forgiveness and ask Jesus to help you get it right. And he will.Once you do enter into the kingdom of God then the Holy spirit lives in you and He will deliver you from the self righteous and unrighteous works of the devil. For this purpose was the Son of god was manifested that he might destroy the works of the Devil!! I hope this helps someone.
Gabriel Ochieng's comment on 2013-11-24 15:32:58:
Those who do the will of my Father are who do the works of God. God doesnt expect us to be obedient but to believe in the one whom He sent (John 6:28-29)
BSP's comment on 2013-10-31 15:37:51:
This verse shows that it is important to have the actions to back up our words. It is always easier to say something than to do something, but what God looks at is not only the words, but the actions of a person. We need to make sure that we are truly doing the will of God and to do so, we must come to know what that will is.
Stephen's comment on 2011-02-14 08:27:26:
Matthew 7:21.Many cry,Lord,Lord today.Satan as a angel of light cries Lord,Lord.His false minsters also cry Lord,Lord.Satan beceives millions of souls today by crying Lord,Lord,from some pulpit.Thats why Jesus said not every one that cries Lord,Lord.Now give me ten % of your wages.Satan and his minsters are very cunning,but Christ no those who are his.
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