Matthew 7:21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that ______ the will of my Father which is in heaven. Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Answer : ____________________
NOTE: It is a simple principle that our loyalties are determined by who we listen to. If we say we are servants of God but take our instructions from the devil or the world, we are deceiving ourselves.
Acts 5:29. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey ______ rather than men.
NOTE: After Peter was converted and fell in love with Jesus, he told the Jewish council that his first allegiance was to God. We have learned that in the last days, the laws of the beast and the world will conflict with the laws of God. We must choose now to obey the laws of God--regardless of the consequences.
John 8:31. If ye continue in my ______, then are ye my disciples indeed. John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
NOTE: The best demonstration of a person's love for Jesus is to do His will, and the law of God is the most perfect expression of His will (Psalms 40:8).
Matthew 6:2. That they may have ________ of men. Matthew 6:5 That they may be seen of men.
NOTE: The Bible tells us that "man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7. A genuine Christian will be much more concerned about what God thinks of him than what the world thinks.
Exodus 23:2. Thou shalt not ________ a multitude to do evil.
Matthew 7:13, 14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
1 Peter 3:20 In the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
NOTE: History seems to indicate that the crowd almost always makes the wrong decisions. It was the crowd that wanted to stone Moses and go back to the slavery of Egypt (Numbers 14:4-10). It was the crowd that cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him." Luke 23:21. And it will be the majority--not the minority--who receive the mark of the beast in the last days (Revelation 13:16).
Mark 7:7, 9. Howbeit in _____ do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. ... And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Matthew 24:9. Ye shall be ______ of all nations for my name's sake.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed.
Revelation 13:15 And cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
NOTE: In the last days, Satan and his followers will wage an all-out war against God's genuine, Bible-believing children.
Matthew 6:24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and _____ the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me.
NOTE: In this battle between Christ and Satan, there is no neutral territory. It is impossible to ride the fence as a spectator. If we are not cooperating with Jesus, we are in fact helping the devil.
Matthew 10:37. He that loveth father or ______ more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate [love less dearly] not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
NOTE: Jesus indicates here that the best way to help reach and save our loved ones is to put Him first in our lives. It is always a tragic mistake to put our natural affections for family or friends before our first obligation to our Saviour and Creator.
Matthew 16:26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole _____, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Luke 12:15 A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
NOTE: The belief that happiness and security comes from a good job and nice things is a deadly deception. On the contrary, Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Mark 10:25.
Hosea 4:6. My people are ________ for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee. ... Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that ________; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
NOTE: The Scriptures teach that Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). To accept or reject the truth in any degree is to accept or reject Jesus.
John 16:2. Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God ________.
2 Peter 2:21, 22. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her ___________ in the mire.
Luke 9:23. If any man will come after me, let him ______ himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Hebrews 4:7. To day if ye will _____ his voice, harden not your hearts.
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?
2 Corinthians 6:2 Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
NOTE: The best time to listen to God's voice is when you are hearing it, and the best time to do God's will is when He is showing you His will. Satan's favorite trap is to deceive people into thinking that they have plenty of time to make this decision. The devil knows that the convicting voice of God's Spirit will grow quiet if ignored. Untold millions will be lost who were sincerely planning to follow Jesus someday in the future, but "someday" never came.
Psalms 119:165. Great _______ have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
NOTE: Tremendous peace, security, and freedom come into the hearts and lives of those who receive and obey the truth.
John 21:17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, ________ thou me?
NOTE: This is the most important question when it comes to a full and complete surrender to the will of God. Do you love Him?