|Luke 13:23-27 |
23 And someone said to him, "Lord, are there only a few who will be saved?" And he said to them,
24 "Strive to enter in at the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter, and will not be able to.3 [Is saying the sinner's prayer, getting dunked in water, and eating bread/drinking grape juice, the narrow, difficult way that many would try to enter and be unable? No, because the instant, presumed salvation of Christendom's deficit sects is a make-believe salvation, fables, lies, deceptions — it is the wide and broad way that leads to destruction. The deficit sects of Christendom have totally lost the narrow, true way that few will find. From the Word of the Lord within: "Narrow, indeed, is the way. Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Few will find it. Men have stopped trying. They have plunged themselves into iniquity."]
25 And once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, you will stand outside and knock at the door, saying: 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' But he will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you or where you come from.' [From the Word of the Lord within: "I only know those who have been crucified." He knows everything, but his "knowing" you is for him to become one with you, which occurs after you have been crucified. You can call Him Lord; you can call Him Master; but so did Judas. Calling Jesus Lord does not make Him your Lord. He is your Lord only if He has freed you from all sin, if he has destroyed your carnal mind, if He has purified you, and if He supplies all your words to speak, all your thoughts, and all your actions to be done; Jesus said, "If you are still sinning, you are a slave to sin," John 8:34; and if you are still sinning, Jesus cannot be your Lord because He said, "you cannot serve two masters," Mat 6:24. So, as Jesus said, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" Luke 6:46. From the Word of the Lord within: "If you are still sinning, you belong to sin and not to Me. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. All men have heard the call to repent. People must stand the price for their very brazen behavior." Several scriptures identify those who belong to Jesus; and in several other scriptures, Jesus has told us that we must repent, we must sin no more, or else we will be banned from heaven.]
26 Then you will say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' [This fits very well with those who think communion or the "Eucharist" is eating and drinking in his presence and proves the rituals of communion and the Eucharist are of no value. Jesus denies them ever eating and drinking in his presence. Of course He knows everything, including their continued sinning till death; his denial is a denial of knowing them by their eating and drinking in his presence and him having taught among them, both of which they thought had occurred and entitled them to enter heaven. Those who die still sinning will be banned from heaven. He only knows you if you have been crucified.]
27 But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know you or where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity [wrongdoers, still sinning]!'4 [Every man is judged by their words and works, including those who claim to be Christians; God shows partiality to no man. From the Word of the Lord within: "Remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master. If you are still sinning, you belong to sin and not to Me. See myself — thus no sin has a place in me. Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion." If you haven't seen Him and listened to Him, neither do you know Him. Unless cleansed and purified by the Lord's Spirit that destroys sin within man, every man's heart starts filled with evil, filled with sin, defiled, and disqualified for heaven. From the Word of the Lord within: "I only know those who have been crucified." He knows everything, but his "knowing" you is for him to become one with you, which occurs after you have been crucified.]
4 I do not know you or where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity [wrongdoers, still sinning]!
I do not know you or where you come from;
From the Word of the Lord within: "I only know those who have been crucified." He knows everything, but his "knowing" you is for him to become one with you, which occurs after you have been crucified. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27. If you don't hear his voice and follow him with endurance until completely crucified, he doesn't know you. And if he doesn't know you, he will shut the door, refusing to open it, saying "I tell you, I do not know you or where you come from" and at judgment he will say to you "depart from me you who work iniquity, for I have never known you." Mat 25:11-12, Luke 13:24-27, Mat 7:21-23.
Depart from me, you workers of iniquity [wrongdoers, still sinning]!
Jesus rejected the people who thought they were Christians because they still sinned. They did not obey him: "Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?" Luke 6:46. They still sinned: "Truly, Truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin." John 8:34. If we are a slave to sin, he can't be our Lord because we cannot serve two masters. Mat 6:24, Luke 16:13. You are the slaves of him whom you obey; whether of sin that leads to death, or of obedience that leads to righteousness. Rom 6:16. Jesus even said that there would be those who had performed miracles and be rejected from heaven because they were still sinning; they had not crucified the sinful nature on the cross, which is necessary to belong to Christ Jesus. Gal 5:24
The Lord is warning those who think they are Christians and still sin: 1) he doesn't know you, and 2) he will cast you into outer darkness, banned from heaven at judgment. The Lord only knows those who hear his spoken words and obey him to completely crucify their sinful nature. To hear you must dedicate yourself to silent listening to hear his commands to change your behaviors, and then you must obey. If you persistently listen and obey the word of God in your heart, your soul is purified by obedience to the truth, 1 Peter 1:22; and your heart is purified by faith that obeys. Acts 15:9. Jesus said: "There is only one thing needed, and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her"— to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to his word. Luke 10:39-42. Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words. Deu 33:3. Christendom tells their members they can remain in sin and enter heaven when they die, but this is a lie and shows Christendom is Babylon; come out of her my people.