January 23, 2016
Known by the King
Being known by the King is absolutely critical. Jesus makes it perfectly clear that our best efforts to impress the world by our pious devotion to religion cannot save us. Saul of Tarsus lived and breathed religion and was lost. Apostle Paul was filled with the Spirit and was saved.
Jesus must know who we are or we are lost. Our knowing Him is not enough. Even the demons know Him and are doomed. His knowing us is a personal experience. When you come to Christianity, you come to person not a place. This is the single most important relationship we can cultivate. It is worth more than merely our spare time.
Remember this, our faith in Christ is what will count at the judgement. You must be known by the King.
The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own. –C. S. Lewis
Matthew 7:23 (KJV)
“And then I will declare to them, I never knew you….”
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