Matthew 7:21, “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.”
After we die, there is one of two places that we can go. There is Heaven. There is Hell. There is no middle ground. There is no in-between area created for us. Entry into Heaven can only happen one way. That way is Jesus.
Not everyone who says to Me. Even though Jesus is not visible, we can talk to Him. We can formally pray or just talk to Jesus. As Christ followers, we should be talking to Jesus daily, if not hourly or by the minute. Jesus should be an integral part of life. Without Jesus, we have no life. The problem is that people do not know how to talk to Jesus. We treat Him as a genie, wanting Him to grant our every wish.
Lord, Lord. There is a reason for the double Lord. In this case, it is recognizing that Jesus is the Lord of all Lords. Jesus is Lord of all, not just those that are saved by His blood. Jesus is the Son of God, seated at the right hand of God.
Shall enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is the key to entry into Heaven. Think of Heaven as having a door that is locked. The only way that this door get unlocked is with the key. The key is Jesus. He is the only way to get past that door and be with God forever. Many people try to find other ways to get into Heaven. This attempts are not successful as Jesus is the answer all the time. There is no other but Him.
He who does the will of My Father in heaven. For those that follow God, the reward is Heaven. Those that do the will of God will be with God in the next life. There will be those that think that being “good” will get them to Heaven. There will be those that will think that simply acknowledging that God exists is enough. There will be those that will try other religions to get into Heaven. All of those ways are not the correct way. Jesus is the Way. The only Way.
Thank You for all that You do for us daily. We know that we cannot do anything without You. Help us to rely on You only and know where we stand with You. We know that Jesus is the only Way to Heaven. Please forgive us of our sins that we have committed. We ask for Your love to shower on us daily.
In Your name we pray,