“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” (Mat 7:21).

Everyone on earth is subject to a battle of wills. At any given time, each one of us is either complying to our own will, the flesh’s, the world’s, the devil’s, religion’s or God’s. Let every “Christian” beware! Acknowledging Jesus as Lord in our words, songs and worship is no guarantee of admission to heaven. But doing the will of God is at the very core of our faith. Truly walking by faith and abiding in Jesus’ love and friendship means obeying Him (Jo 15:10, 14). As we walk by faith, we must frequently ask ourselves whether our actions and intentions align with God’s will. Whether or not it’s in vogue or politically correct is the wrong question. Heaven’s governance is not a distillation of public opinion, the outcome of ‘scientific’ expertise or the product of theological councils. We enter the kingdom of heaven only on the Heavenly Father’s terms. Only His will matters.

Pastor Josh