Where are the crowds now?
by Berni Dymet
Matt. 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
When you read the accounts of the life of Jesus - there's something that really stands out.
Huge crowds followed Him around everywhere He went. Well, why wouldn't they? He was a powerful speaker and the miracles that He performed well, they were nothing short of amazing.
But when He was crucified, He was on His own. Only a few of His closest friends, off at a safe distance. And then, a small handful of His disciples when He rose from the dead, to start this new thing He called His church.
Where were the crowds? Where were all those people?
You see, there are a huge number of people across the globe who profess to be Christians - as though somehow that label confers some sort of "insurance policy" for eternity. Just in case.
But Jesus said this "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' is going to enter the kingdom of heaven. But only the one who does the real will of my Father." In other words, if someone has a real relationship with Jesus - you can't help but see it. It shines out of them.
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