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  • Sarah Wilson on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago

    22 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?

    How can a person cast out devils in Jesus name and be sinful ?
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    Hi Sarah.

    Lets put this verse in context.

    In the previous verses the Lord is speaking of false teachers and how to identify them. -

    Matthew 7:15-21. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    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.

    In verse 22 he gives the contrast of the deceptive vain works of those mentioned.

    If you noticed the Lord never challenged them in their proclaimed works

    The Emphasis is being deceived!

    He said I NEVER knew you.

    You see in the scripture unbelievers prophesying.

    EXAMPLE: John 11:49-51. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

    And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

    This group in verse 22 was NEVER saved!

    Jesus says I NEVER new you.

    It's not what you know, It's who you know and who knows you!

    John 10:26-28. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

    ( MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, and they follow me:)

    And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    Your fruit reflects what has been changed on the inside.

    God bless.
  • Fred Scanlan - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    "Casting out Satan" . A witness who loves Christ and His words will do much more than cast out satan. You are not of the world, if you are a true believer in the gospel, you will cast out even demons! Unaware you may be of these things, you are bringing a soul closer to His redeemer! Opening the eyes, that live in darkness! You are a child of God!

    God Bless you Sarah!
  • Sarah Wilson - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    Thank you for helping me. I am a born again believer and trying to understand more of God's word so that I can grow and be in His will.
  • Marie - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    God bless you child, I will pray for you to learn more about our heavenly father. Always seek him!
  • English Sacha - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    If you read carefully ,Jesus is saying that that is what those people say they have done . Just because they say that they have done those things doesn't mean that they have done those things . They claim that they have cast out devil's and done marvelous works . Jesus obviously knows better .
  • Sarah Wilson - In Reply on Matthew 7 - 2 years ago
    Thank you so much. I went back to Matthew 7 and reread verse 22 and I see it now. This will trach me to slow down and notice what I am reading a lot closer. I appreciate that you answered so quickly.

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