KEY VERSE: “Not everyone 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 7:21).
A person who seeks to be a student of an institution of higher learning must fulfill certain conditions. It is expected that candidates seeking admission into a university, must have credit passes at the ordinary level in a number of school subjects, such as Mathematics. Jesus Christ the Son of God reveals that candidates for the kingdom of God must fulfill some conditions. Religious activities like calling Christ, Lord, regular attendance at church service etc. without genuine experience of salvation would not qualify a person for God’s kingdom.
According to C. H. Spurgeon, “The most important question concerning any man living is this: Is he a saved soul or not? Is he a child of God or an heir of wrath?” The Lord expects all who seek to be candidates for His kingdom to: (1) Recognize they are sinners and cannot save themselves (2) Receive Him by faith into their hearts as Lord and Saviour and (3) Remain in daily victory over sin. Until you do these, you are not yet a candidate for God’s Kingdom. Surely, surely: you must be born again?
Challenge: Accept Christ’s salvation and become a candidate today!
Prayer: Oh God, keep me clean for your kingdom in Jesus’name.
Quote: Surely, surely: you must be born again