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The Fatal Loss

Some of the most unnerving passages in the whole Bible are found in the New Testament book of Matthew 7:19-27. These passages show that some will stand before Jesus on Judgment Day thinking they will receive reward, only to find that they are destined for Hell, the Lake of Fire and destruction.

It's obvious that not everyone will make it into the Kingdom, but these are those who say they have prophesied in His name, cast out devils and performed wonderful works, ministries that most of us have not done in our own walk with Jesus.

Who are these people? It looks like they have a relationship with Jesus, but something is wrong? How is it that someone could believe they are saved only to find out that their souls are lost to destruction?Let's open this up a little more and take a look at these passages and dissect their true meaning.

(Matthew 7:19) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

(Matthew 7:20) Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

(Matthew 7:21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 7:22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

(Matthew 7:23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

(Matthew 7:24) Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

(Matthew 7:25) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

(Matthew 7:26) And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

(Matthew 7:27) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

After reading this disturbing passage in Matthew 7:23 it would imply that Jesus never had a relationship with them and was speaking of those who would say, “Lord, Lord,” but did not do the will of the Father. Jesus also shows that these same people would be those who would seek entrance into the kingdom another way claiming to be workers of miracles in the name of Jesus Christ, but Jesus would have to say in Matthew 7:23..

(Matthew 7:23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionary Definition of Iniquity:


Iniquity: anomia

From G459; illegality, that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness: - iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.



From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3551; lawless, that is, (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by implication a Gentile), or (positively) wicked: - without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked.

The Complete WordStudy Dictionary Definition of Iniquity:

Without law, lawless. Not having, knowing or acknowledging the law (1Co_9:21); lawless in the sense of transgressing the law, a transgressor, wicked.

Lawlessness; lawlessly, exposed to perish, cast out; unjust; contrary to accepted customs; wicked, unholy, the strongest term denoting presumptuous and wicked self-assertion.

So what is the Will of the Father? -- Notice -- 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

(1 Thessalonians 4:1)  Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

(1 Thessalonians 4:2)  For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

(1 Thessalonians 4:3)  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

(1 Thessalonians 4:4)  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

(1 Thessalonians 4:5)  Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

(1 Thessalonians 4:6)  That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

(1 Thessalonians 4:7)  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

(1 Thessalonians 4:8)  He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

In other words, God wants to Sanctify us, and wants us to allow Him to change our sinful character to a holy character like our Lord Jesus.

Definition of Sanctify

Transitive verb

1 : to set apart to a sacred purpose or to religious use : CONSECRATE
2 : to free from sin : PURIFY
3a : to impart or impute sacredness, inviolability, or respect
3b : to give moral or social sanction to
4 : to make productive of holiness or piety observe the day of the sabbath, to sanctify it

Do you remember the story of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis? This is the story when Cain and Abel were giving an offering to God.

(Genesis 4:1) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

(Genesis 4:2) And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

(Genesis 4:3) And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

(Genesis 4:4) And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

(Genesis 4:5) But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

(Genesis 4:6) And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

(Genesis 4:7) If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

(Genesis 4:8) And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Why did God reject Cain's offering? Was God being unfair or critical? No, God rejected Cain's offering because it was not what God had commanded him to give. Cain was offering God a sacrifice of convenience. In other words, Cain offered God what he felt God would accept OR what he felt God SHOULD accept rather than what God had commanded.. God always required a blood sacrifice and obedience.

This is how it will be in the Last Days. Mankind will offer God worship in a manner that God will reject. Now I am not referring to a blood sacrifice, but rather a form of worship that God will not accept.

Notice that Cain and Abel were both worshippers of God. As it was in the days of Cain and Abel, it will be the same in the Last Days of Time. There will be two groups of worshippers that will worship God.

One group will worship God in the same manner as Cain... By convenience or by what they feel God will accept. Some will seek glory for themselves rather than for God and their true motives will be revealed.

The other group will worship God as He has commanded in His scriptures and will follow God's Law.. All of His Laws. They will keep His Commandments.. Including the true Sabbath not the substituted day of worship, Sunday.

This will bring about a similar controversy like what was seen between Cain and Abel, and those who worship as Cain did will "war against" those who worship God as He commands.

We are now living in the Last Days.

Jesus shows us that God’s grace will not cover deliberate disobedience and disregard for God's Laws. Those who practice deliberate disobedience show God that there is no genuine repentance for their sinful acts. If there had been true repentance, they would not keep doing them. In other words, they would have turned away from their sinful acts. Repentance implies remorse for sin and the turning away from it.

Remember, God can see through our false persona and look into our hearts to see our true motives. Many who serve the Lord are doing so to get the praise of man and not God... and many wish to assert their own beliefs and ideas of what God will accept.

So how do we keep from hearing these horrible words uttered by Jesus? In the chapter of John we find an important element for having a relationship with Jesus and that is to simply Keep His Commandments. But in today's spiritual climate, keeping God's commandments has lost its importance.

By keeping God's commandments, we are building a strong foundation and closer relationship with Christ. Jesus makes it clear in John 17:3 that His gift to us is Eternal Life. Eternal Life is a gift because we will know Jesus and have a relationship with Him. Followers of Christ, will keep God's commandments, not as a work to obtain Eternal Life but because we love God.

(John 10:28) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

(John 17:3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

But God's commandments have even come under attack. How is this you may ask? Here is what the Roman Catholic Church did to God's Commandments.

The Catholic Papacy removed the 2nd Commandment, i.e. not to worship idols, from the Catholic Catechism; -- (Note: The Catholic Catechism is the book used to teach new Catholic converts doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic church.)

They then divided the 10th Commandment into two commandments to make up for the removal of the 2nd Commandment. This was done to reflect the correct number of commandments for the 10 Commandments

They also changed the day of worship from the Sabbath, Saturday to Sunday observance. (i.e. From the Original Fourth Commandment) See Exodus 20:8 below... Note: The Catholic Catechism is the book used to teach new Catholic converts doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic church.

Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;

Exodus 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exodus 20:11 for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Most churches today worship on Sunday and not Saturday like God has commanded in His 10 Commandments. Remember, God's Law is the foundation of God's Government which protects His Kingdom. Satan hates the 10 Commandments and wants to destroy them completely. The 10 Commandments reflect God's Government, His Character, His Name, His Glory and His authority over all creation. No wonder Satan wants it destroyed.

The prevailing thought in today's modern Christian church is that since Jesus died on the cross for our sins, he did away with the Law. This could not be further from the truth. His death did do away with the Mosaic Ceremonial Law of animal sacrifices, NOT the Law of God, i.e. the 10 Commandments. Because of Christ's death on the cross the ceremonial requirement for animal sacrifice was over.

What Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 was that he didn't come to do away with the Law of God, but rather to fulfil what the prophets had prophesied about His coming. In other words, all the prophets and Laws of God were pointing to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus. With His coming, He had fulfilled the words of the prophets.

(Matthew 5:17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

(Matthew 5:18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

(Matthew 5:19) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Keep my commandments

(John 14:15) If ye love me, keep my commandments.

(John 15:10) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Keeping God's Law is something the Last Day Church will do, also called God's People or the Remnant Church. Notice what is mentioned in Revelation 12:17...

(Revelation 12:17) And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

(Revelation 19:10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

On a side note, a woman in Bible prophecy refers to God's people, or church. The Last Day Church will keep the Commandments of God, which are the Laws of God. Again, when I say the church I am not referring to a specific church or denomination, but rather anyone who does God's will, keeps God's commandments, and has their foundational faith in Jesus. Those who have these characteristics, are the true church, not just a building or denominational affiliation. We do need to congregate together, but belonging to a church will not save you.

Concerning the 10 Commandments... It looks like we are willing to keep 9 of the laws, but the one commandment the church wishes to dispose of is the Sabbath Commandment. Remember, if we break just one of the Commandments, it's as if we broke them all. Notice the following scriptures, which are all from the New Testament.

(James 2:10) For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

(Matthew 15:9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

(John 14:15) If ye love me, keep my commandments.

(1 John 2:3) And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

(1 John 2:4) He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

(1 John 5:3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

(Revelation 12:17) And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (See Revelation 19:10)

(Revelation 19:10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

On a Final Note

If you do not know or have drifted away from God, please consider what I've written here. Satan mocks those who reject Jesus, knowing they will suffer the Second Death.

Remember, Belief Cannot Change Reality and the reality is that God exists and wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you through His Son Jesus. Please hearken to His call on your life.

If you do not have a relationship with Jesus, please consider turning your heart and life over to Christ...

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