While in prayer February 9, 2018, I heard the Holy Spirit say,
“Will Jesus know you?”
I was then shown the horror many who claim to be followers of Jesus will experience when, upon His return, are told, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of iniquity.”
It was then impressed upon my spirit:
Most believe they are serving God, but in actuality are hostile towards Him!
The Lord led me to the following scriptures and began to reveal a great deception that has crept into the church:
Romans 8:5-8, says, (KJV)
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Emphasis added)
Merriam-Webster dictionary says “enmity” means, “positive, active and typically mutual hatred or ill will.” This same word is used in James 4:4.
So the carnal mind is enmity, hostile, or in hatred against God! To be carnal is to be “governed by the flesh,” and as the remainder of the verse says, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Much was said about the flesh vs. the Spirit in the New Testament, and it’s critical we understand the two covenants of Hagar and Sarah spoken of in Galatians 4:22-31:
Covenant of Hagar: the bondwoman; Ishmael born of the flesh; represents bondage. Because God’s promise to Abraham didn’t happen right away – God was taking too long, they took matters into their own hands. Using their human reasoning, they came up with a plan to “help” God get the job done!
Covenant of Sarah: the freewoman; Isaac born of the promise; represents freedom. After an appointed time, Abraham received the promise of God, born by the power of the Spirit.
Abraham’s “work” to make things happen through Hagar was not acceptable to God. The bondwoman and her son were CAST OUT!
Jesus said not everyone claiming to know him will enter the Kingdom of Heaven – only those doing the WILL of His Father! Those playing church by doing things that “seem right” to them after the flesh, will not be among those entering the Kingdom. Even if one goes about prophesying, casting out demons, or blasting evangelistic messages all over the internet, if it’s not by the leading of the Spirit of God, it’s being done in the flesh.
Satan knows if he can keep believers functioning in the flesh – they cannot please God, and in fact will be in a state of rebellion and hostility towards Him. As a result of ignorance and deception, the church is filled with baby “Christians” who haven’t a clue about walking in the Spirit. These continue to yield to their carnal nature, being ruled by their will, their human reasoning, and their emotions.
Just as Abraham’s “works” were not acceptable to God and cast out, so will our own works be upon Jesus’ return! We need to ask this question:
When I come before the judgment seat to give an account before God, will Jesus know me? Or will I hear Him say, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you worker of iniquity!”
Jesus said he only spoke as he heard the Father speak, and did what He saw the Father do. He was completely led by the Spirit of God!
The true heirs of God will live by the covenant of Sarah – the covenant of the Spirit. They will submit everything to the will of the Father, and just as Jesus, say only what they hear the Father say, and do only as they see Him do.
In that glorious day, not only will Jesus know us, but we’ll hear Him say,
“Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
Note from Diana:
The deception is so very subtle. As a believer goes about doing what he considers to be good works and deeds, he truly believes he is fulfilling the call of God, and is a follower of Jesus Christ. But unless he is being led by the Spirit in everything he does, he’s building his own kingdom apart from God. If the enemy can keep this deception going, the believer stays in a spirit of rebellion and hostility toward God. Every work, along with the believer (unless repented of) will be cast out!
Just as a small child cannot be trusted with authority and weaponry, neither can a baby “Christian” who is walking in the flesh.
To be able to make it through what is coming, we as Saints of the Most High God must walk according to the Spirit. Only then may we be entrusted with the Power of His Love, which will give the Bride of Christ the spiritual power and authority to be used as His Instruments of Righteousness, bringing glory to the Father.
The line of separation is being drawn now, and it is such a very fine line. I was given a warning on February 17th about “War in the Heavens,” which, God willing, will be released shortly. But I will say this; only those walking in the Spirit are being called to this battle…
Please pray over this message for wisdom and understanding, that you be shown how it may apply to you personally.
Galatians 4:22-31, “…Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise…Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does scripture say: “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.”
Matthew 7:21-23, “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. 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?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
Romans 8:5-8, “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
James 4:4, “…know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
1 Corinthians 3:1-3, “And I, brethren, was not able to speak to you as to those who are spiritual, but as to those who are carnal – even as to babes in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, and not meat; for you were not yet able to receive spiritual meat…”
John 4:23-24, “But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship Him.”
Matthew 25:34, “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”