Main point summary
The will of the Father is not mighty deeds, prophecies,or works done in his name, but His will is that we know Him and love Him. He wants a relationship with each of us that goes beyond dutiful works straight to a delight in Him. Only those who know Yahweh like a friend and a Father will be welcomed on the Last Day into life.
o “Not everyone who p says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will q enter the kingdom of heaven,
Not everyone who cries out to the Lord on the day of judgement will enter heaven,
but the one who r does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
But the person who does God the Father’s will will enter heaven.
s On that day t many will say to me,
On that day of judgement many will ask,
‘Lord, Lord, did we not u prophesy in your name,
Yahweh, why can’t we enter? We spoke prophecies in your name that came true,
and cast out demons v in your name,
We cast out demons from people, setting them free from bondage,
and do many mighty works in your name?’
We did many mighty and good works in your name. Why can we not enter!?
t And then will I declare to them,
And then I will declare,
‘I w never knew you;
Never did I know you;
x depart from me, y you workers of lawlessness.’
Leave my presence you evildoers!