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“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!’
Only by doing God's will does a person enter the Kingdom of God; and His will is Holy. This holiness and glory must be manifested in your life, whether you're a child, teenager, parent or grandparent.
If you as a pastor or father in the house wants godly authority over your congregation or children you must have intimate fellowship with God, daily. Abraham had the most intimate relationship with God; and God testified of him that He knew him.
A congregation reveals what a pastor is like and children reveal what the parents are like.
If you have truly met with God, your one desire will be God's will, and you will live for Him, regardless of your circumstances.
Paul was persecuting the church, when the Lord met him on the road to Damascus. His life was changed forever. Within three days he was filled with God's Spirit.
When you do God's will, everything in your life is lived in His will. It should be evident that you live in His will daily.
One can see in a person's face where they are spiritually, as Paul said to some congregations that he wished to see their faces to see where they are spiritually and still lacking.
There is no beauty that can be compared to the beauty that emanates from a person who walks with God. Many ladies try to beautify themselves with makeup, but it is often simply a cover for revealing their true spiritual state.
When some of the school children from Domino Servite School spoke at certain meetings, the people who heard them and saw how they conducted themselves were amazed at their spiritual maturity.
Do you know the will of God and are you doing His will? Everyone will still have to stand before Jesus, and He will say whether He knows you or not.