Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61293275
21Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father
22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’
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Interesting citation from "biblehub.com"...
I prefer the poetic beauty of KJV which has Christ Jesus Saying in Matt 7:23 "Depart from ME, you who work iniquity: I KNOW YOU NOT!"
Difference is pretty large between being a "worker of lawlessness" and "worker of iniquity".
This Does Tie-In With the original posting....
Takes Father's Deliverance To BE Born-Again.
HIS Deliverance from our carnality, which Ezekiel cites in ch 36:26-27 as "Stony Heart".
Father's Born-Again Deliverance also Enables us to KNOW and DO HIS Will. So, this Ties-In with Matt 7:21 where Jesus Says HE ONLY KNOWS Those Who "DO The Will Of MY Father Which Art In Heaven."
Iniquity relates to carnality, or "this world". Jesus Gives HIS Witness of The Born-Again Life in John 17... Around verse 15 there, HE Says that HIS People Are NOT Of This World, just as HE Is NOT.
There's no way to not be carnal-hearted by your own effort.
Christ Says in John 14:6 "I Am The Way, The Truth and The Light; no man Comes Unto The Father but BY ME!"
Then there's John 3:7 "Marvel not that I Say unto you, Ye MUST Be Born-Again!"
Father-God Sent Christ to Bring The Gospel and Be Our Saviour and Redeemer. HIS Sacrifice on calvary Enabled Us To Come Into Father-God's Presence. The Father cannot look upon sin...
When we decide we can Trust God Fully with all we are and all we ever will be, we Come Unto HIM by our Leap Of Faith, our surrender of self and self-will and We Tell HIM. This manifests our heart Unto HIM. HE then Fulfills HIS Witness of Ezekiel 36:26-27:
26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
God's Deliverance Gives us A New Heart OF HIS Flesh and Enables Us To KNOW and DO Father's Will and live life without sin.
We "die unto self" to Live our lives IN Father's Accord. Living By HIS Will rather than our own from then on. Living In Confidence without fear or anxiety...
If you would Be HIS, it's Time To Tell HIM So....