Matthew 7:21-23


Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

When studying Scripture there’s may be some hidden logic that escapes our minds unless we meditate on that Scripture. Don’t ignore hidden logic, even if we don’t like what it says, and especially when it coincides with the rest of Scripture.

There are many churches that have a primary focus on the gifts of the Spirit. I call these churches “Mark 16 churches”. I know of a church where they sit in a circle on Wednesday night and prophecy to each other. There are churches which the pastors put heavy emphasis on gifts, and practicing in the gifts. They see demons in everything and everyone and are always casting out demons, speaking in tongues, and prophesying.

Look at what Messiah Yahshua said here. The defense of the ones who heard “no, you cannot come in” is focused on the gifts of the Spirit. These people are having an Act’s type experience but notice that they did do “the will of the Father”. This means, while the gifts of the Spirit come from the Father, practicing in those gifts are not the primary will of the Father. This means the Mark 16 churches are likely to fall short of the glory of eternal life with the Father because they’ve put their focus on the gifts of the Spirit as if it’s the gifts that’s the will.