“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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
It’s not what we say or do but what’s in our hearts that matters. We may do wonderful works and even have received the power of God, but unless we have a relationship with the Lord and our hearts are connected with His what we do or have doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is who we are. When the Lord says, “Depart from me, ye that work iniquity” we’ll be stunned, sad, and perhaps a little angry if we’re unprepared, but we’ll also know that we chose to not be prepared – that we procrastinated the day of our repentance – that we were warned for years but didn’t listen – that we took it lightly, and ultimately – that we chose worldliness over godliness. It’s time to prepare our hearts NOW if they aren’t already prepared. Being prepared isn’t about food storage or 72-hour kits but about the condition of our hearts in loving and obeying Heavenly Father.