Knowing the correct passwordsaying ‘Master, Master,’ for instanceisn’t going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obediencedoing what my Father wills. I can see it nowat the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking. ‘ And do you know what I am going to say? You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves Important. You don’t Impress me one bit. You’re out of here. ‘ Matthew 7:21-23
New King James Version (NICK) I Never Knew You 21 “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. 22 Many will say to Me In that day, ‘Lord, Lord. Have we not prophesied In Your name, cast out demons In Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘l never knew you: depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! ‘ Commentary 21: Notbut (oh–all). Sharp contrast between the mere talker and the doer of God’s will. 22: Did we not prophesy in thy name? (oh twit Swiss intimation prophetesses;).
The use of oh in the question expects the affirmative answer. They claim to have prophesied (preached) in Chrism’s name and to have done many miracles. But Jesus will tear off the sheepskin and lay bare the ravening wolf. “l never knew you” (depots gown ma). “L was never acquainted with you” (experimental knowledge). Success, as the world counts it, is not a criterion of one’s knowledge of Christ and relation to him. “l will profess unto them” (neologism quoi), the very word used of profession of Christ before men ( Matthew 10:32 ). This word Jesus will use for public and open announcement of their doom.