Not all shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven

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Commentary By:  Gordon King

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come.  Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  And do not lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever!  Amen

Not all who profess to be Christians shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Not all who say Lord! Lord! actually know Jesus.  For it is written:

Matthew 7:21-23

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. 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!’

There are few who will find their way into heaven, for narrow is the gate and the way is difficult.  Wide and broad is the gate that leads many to death and destruction.

Matthew 7:13-14

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

Be careful with whom you share the word of God with.  For there are those set out to seek and destroy.  Many shall be like ravenous wolves.  They shall appear as righteous and holy wearing sheep’s clothing, but you will know them by their fruits.

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”

Matthew 7:15-20

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Seek the Lord and you shall find Him.  Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Matthew 7:15-20

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.  Jesus blesses those not once, but twice!  Being persecuted for righteousness sake is a time to rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in heaven is great.

Matthew 5:10-12

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
    For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

This world is evil, wicked, and influenced by demonic forces.  These forces are here and are very real.  We fight not against flesh and blood, but against evil spirits and principalities.

Ephesians 6:12

12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

The bible gives us an outline of what men will be like in the last days.  I don’t know about you, but this looks like the world we are now living in.  In 2 Timothy 3:5, the apostle Paul tells us that man will have a form of godliness but will deny its power.  This is very interesting as it mirrors what Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:21-23.  Paul also tells us to turn away from such people.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

3 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

So the truth is, that there are many out there who claim to be Christians who are not.  They shall attempt to tear down, to seek out, and to destroy.  They shall mislead, misguide, and cause confusion.  This is not from God.

1 Corinthians 14:33

 33 “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

This is another sign of a false Christian and an evil doer.  The fruit of the spirit is not of chaos and confusion.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Look forward to the promises of God.  Be steadfast, grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ!  God Bless!

2 Peter 3:13-17

13 “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”

(All scripture taken from the NKJV)

8 thoughts on “Not all shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven

  1. Amen! Thank you Gordan! All of us know some family member, friend, even strangers who touch our hearts with trials that we feel passionate about the fact that they are not yet saved! Let us Pray and ask our lord to pour out his holy spirit upon the earth.

  2. Lord, we are asking for your holy spirit. If it be your will we pray for your mercy that you will pour out your holy spirit upon the earth so much so that a revival of faith in you shall come and open hearts of unbelievers, strengthen faith of believers..

  3. …Cont…in you Lord, bring your family together with love and your grace, and cast out your enemy of unclean spirit, oh Lord. May the light of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to shine even in the dark places of this world. May we learn the heart of Jesus

  4. Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you”
    Now I feel Jesus is quite true
    As I sing by the grace of my Mentor.
    “Heaven is in the heart’s center
    Only the mind conquerors can enter.
    Those who control the eleven
    Are welcomed in Heaven.
    Whatever the wise said
    It cannot be gainsaid.”

  5. “To Him be the glory now and forever”. Amen and Amen!
    Come Lord Jesus into our hearts, abide in us, that we may show the world You are in us and we in you. A message of hope in trial, of comfort in sorrow and a heavenly light in darkness. Always in thanksgiving. In Your holy name I pray.

  6. “To Him be the glory now and forever”. Amen and Amen!
    Come Lord Jesus into our hearts, abide in us, that we may show the world You are in us and we in you. A message of hope in trial, of comfort in sorrow and a heavenly light in darkness. Always in thanksgiving. In Your holy name Jesus, I pray.

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