It’s Not Everyone Who Calls Me Lord

What if Jesus meant what he said?

I truly appreciate that group of teachers who began pondering that question some 45 years ago or so. It is much to our loss that their voices have been drowned by the hype of others.

What if Jesus really meant what Matthew recorded (7:21):

Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Jesus also said (as reported by his good friend John):

I give you a new command, Love one another as I have loved you.

What if we lived today not simply repeating opinions of theology or calling the name of Jesus with empty hearts, but…

that we lived today doing the will of the Father.

Maybe like James teaches, we watch what we say lest we hurt someone rather than building them up.

Hint: perhaps we step back and look objectively at the tone of our opinions and social media posts–remember that the right to free speech does not absolve us from the responsibility of speaking in love.

Maybe like the apostle Paul teaches, such as the list he gives us (1 Corinthians 13) describing how to act with love.

Maybe Jesus really meant that we are supposed to do the will of the Father, not just call out his name.

2 Responses to “It’s Not Everyone Who Calls Me Lord”

  1. James Says:

    “Lord” is the ancient Hebrew title for Baal, the Adversary. The Towrah is explicit throughout on this point. The truth would demolish their sway over believers so the scribes mistranslated the Greek. The actual words are, “Not ANYONE who calls me Lord, Lord…”

    How is this possible? Does God’s testimony reveal this deception:

    Their plan is for My people to overlook, to forget, and to cease to properly value My personal and proper name by way of the revelations and communications which they recount mankind, to their fellow countrymen and associates, just as when in a relationship with The Lord, their fathers overlooked, ignored and forgot My personal and proper name. Jer 23:27

    • Gary Mintchell Says:

      I think there are a number of words in Hebrew that could be translated into English as lord or Lord. We so assiduously study the words minutely in English, when is actuality it is perhaps not the best translation for that detailed of a study.

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