What Shall We Do If We Were
by the Lord On the Last Day?
< 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!’”
Everyone born in this world is bound to fall in
love at least once. This is how a man and a woman become one in marriage. But
for most people, there is also a form of love that is called an unrequited love.
There is one-sided love, in other words, that has little to do with how the
other feels and what his intentions are. Few such love actually bears complete
fruits; in most cases, it ends as one-side love for only one person alone. In
such cases, it is generally forgotten in time, only remaining as a distant memory
of heartache long ago, but there is also a stalker’s love that is far worse
than unrequited love. There are people who are obsessed with the object of their
love, no matter how they are rejected time after time. In extreme cases, such
an obsessive love leads one to kill the very person whom he loves.
These stalkers often think and believe that the
other person actually loves them as well, when in fact this is not the case
at all. They are suffering a form of mental illness.
In love, the will of each other is critically
important, just as clapping sound can be made only when both hands are involved.
Loving someone earnestly but all on one’s own cannot be a right love. When even
the love of this world is like this, far less can there be an unrequited love
in the love between God and humans.
God told us that He loves everyone equally. He
blesses and loves those who understand His love correctly and accept it thankfully
by faith. He brings salvation from sin unconditionally to them. However, to
those who otherwise fail at this, He brings His wrath on them and rebukes them.
The reason for this is because the love that the latter have for God is flawed.
God said in Matthew that He does not know such people.
When people said to Him, “Lord, Lord, have we
not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders
in Your name?” the Lord declared to them, “I never knew you; depart from
Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:23)
Let’s consider for a moment what would happen
when those who do not believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit go before
God with all their sins intact. They will address the Lord as if they were addressing
another human being. We can imagine the following conversation taking place
between such a person and the Lord Jesus.
“How are you, Lord? Back when I was living on
the earth, I always thought that You were beautiful, but it’s even a greater
honor for me to finally meet You like this. Thank You, Lord. You’ve saved me
like this. And though I might have a few sins with me, since I believe in You,
I am sure that I’ve been saved. Well, I will then now go to the beautiful place
that You’ve prepared for me over there. Farewell, and I’ll see You again later.”
As this man tries to leave His presence, the Lord calls him back, as He has
a few words to say to him.
“But hold on! Those with sin cannot go to that
“Well, it’s true that I still have my sins with
me, but I think that I can still go there, since I believe in Jesus as my Savior.”
“No, that is not how it works! You still have
your sins with you, don’t you?”
“Well, yes. I still have my sins.”
“So how can you even dare to go to the place that
I’ve prepared only for the sinless? Hark! Throw this guy into the never-ending
fire to suffer forever! And before they do this, you should confess your sins
Then, the man comes to confess all the sins that
he had committed before with his mouth wide open and without hesitation, saying,
“Well, when I was living in the past world, I committed such and such sins….”
The Lord then says to him, “Okay, that’s enough.
You are more than qualified to go to hell. Since you have sins, go to hell,
where it’s nice and warm for such a man like you.”
“What? But back in the world I believe in You!
I prophesied in Your name! I witnessed to so many people! I sold my house to
serve You; I helped orphans so much; I diligently went to every morning prayer
meeting; I healed many sick people; I fasted for you and sacrificed so much
for you!” By now, thinking that all this is simply too unfair, he is gnashing
his teeth so ferociously that it sounds as if his teeth are falling apart-we
can imagine that dentistry would be booming in hell! But seriously, for all
sinners, whether they had believed in Jesus or not, if they did not believe
in Jesus within the truth of the gospel of the water and the Spirit, then they
are all bound to be cast into this place of everlasting fire.
In Jeremiah 17:1, God said, “The sin of Judah
is written with a pen of iron; With the point of a diamond it is engraved On
the tablet of their heart, And on the horns of your altars.” Judah here
refers to the royal tribe among the Israelites, and God used this word to represent
the people of all Israel. And further more, it implies all human being, as the
Bible stands for the Representative Principle; for example, Adam is invoked
as the representative of mankind (Romans 5:18).
Diamonds are crystalline forms of carbon cube,
and they are the hardest natural substance known in the world. So when it says
here that people’s sins are written on the tablets of their hearts with the
point of such a diamond, this cannot be erased unless they are washed from all
their sins by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
Therefore, for the sinners who have not yet received
the remission of their sins, all the sins that they have committed are written
on the tablets of their hearts. No matter how they might be well-versed in systematic
theology, are experts in the Calvinist theology, hold doctorate degrees in theology,
teach theology at seminaries as professors, or hold high positions in churches,
the sins that are written on the tablets of their hearts cannot be blotted out
by believing anything other than the gospel of the water and the Spirit. This
is why when such people pray to God, we see them confessing themselves to be
sinners, for the tablets of their hearts are filled with their sins.
Because sinners cannot have fellowship with God
in the Truth even if they want to, they frequently commit themselves to mountain
prayers, fasting, speaking in tongues, and seeing visions in order to meet the
Lord through the so-called mystical experiences. But in the end all these things
are in vain, and all that they have done is living through a deluded life of
faith that deceived their own hearts.
The above passage from Jeremiah also says that
the sin of Judah is engraved on “the horns of [their] altar.” The horns of the
altar here refer to the Books of Deeds. There are two books in the Kingdom of
God: the Book of Life and the Books of Deeds (Revelation 20:12). In the Books
of Deeds, God has written each and every iniquity of all sinners in full detail.
Therefore, if these sinners do not believe in
the gospel of the water and the Spirit, they will never escape from their sinful
status while in this world. All who seek to blot out the sins that are written
on the tablets of their hearts, no matter who they are, must believe in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit, that Jesus has saved them in the most appropriate
and fitting way, by taking away all their sins through the baptism that He received
from John and the blood that He shed on the Cross. Then, their names can be
written in the Book of Life, and only then can they become the people of God.
Are Your Names Now Written in the Book of Life?
Everyone is bound to stand before the judgment
throne of God once. Let us imagine here that a believer of the gospel of the
water and the Spirit is standing before God on that day. God commands his angels,
“See if his name is found in the Book of Life.” So the angels check, and sure
enough, his name is written in it.
God then says to him, “My dear child, when you
were back on the earth, you washed away all your sins by believing in the gospel
truth of the water and the Spirit that I had given you freely. You then labored
hard for Me, and shed many tears for Me as well. I will make sure that no more
tears will ever come out of your eyes. There will be no more such sufferings,
nor will Satan trouble you ever again. Well done, my child.”
The Lord then commands His angels to crown him.
“Thank You, Lord; it is such an honor for me!”
“Bring a crown for him and put it on his head!”
“I am utterly grateful, Lord. Saving me from my
sins alone is enough for me to be infinitely indebted to You, and yet are You
now even crowning me for the small labor that I did for You? Thank You, Lord.
It’s enough that You’ve saved me. That I can enter Your Kingdom to live there
forever is a sufficient reward for me. So can I then enter Heaven now?”
“Sure! Bring an angel! Let the millionth son of
God ride on his back.”
The appointed angel comes forth and says to him,
“Here I am, my lord! Please get on my back.”
“It’s very cushy. Let’s go to somewhere beautiful.”
The angel carefully starts to flip his wings to
“Would you like to go for a drive, my lord?”
“Wow! It is so wonderful here! How big is this
“Well, I’ve been flying around here for billions
of years, but I still haven’t seen the end of it.”
“Really? You can put me down now. I must be heavy
“My lord, we never run out of energy here in Heaven.”
“Is that so? Thanks. Let me put my first step
on Heaven’s ground. So where are all the righteous who came here prior to me?”
“They are there.”
“Let’s go there to see them.”
So the believer meets all the righteous who have
gone before him, having eternal fellowship with them for all his heart’s desire.
All these things may seem like a fantasy, but they are what will actually happen
to those who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. How blessed
are those who have been saved by believing in the gospel of the water and the
However, there are so many spiritual idiots in
today’s Christianity who are too stubborn to accept God’s free gift of the gospel
of the water and the Spirit. Such people, even though they believe in Jesus,
have actually misbelieved, as they do not know the gospel of the water and the
Spirit. It is tantalizing to see how desperately they are sticking to their
fraud faith when the true gospel is shown to them so obviously.
If people want to be truly saved from their sins,
then they must believe with their hearts in the gospel truth of the water and
the Spirit, which tells us that Jesus accepted all the sins of the world by
being baptized by John (Matthew 3:13-17) and vicariously bore the punishment
of our sins by shedding His blood on the Cross in our place. We cannot try to
enter Heaven by believing in anything that comes along, because God is just
when it comes to the issue of sin and salvation, and He is not merely a goodhearted
man of your next door who always tolerates anyone and everything.
Let me tell you a funny story. Someone went to
Heaven, and in one corner all that he saw was tons of ears and lips piled up.
When the person asked an angel about the reason for this, the angel explained
to him that they were here in Heaven because only the lips and ears were saved.
When we believe in the Lord, it is absolutely necessary that we believe in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit from the depth of our hearts, and thereby
be saved by this faith from all our sins once for all.
Many Christians who still have their sins intact
before the Lord even as they presently believe in Jesus think that they will
have no problem entering Heaven despite the fact that their sins are still with
them. But our Lord will tell them, “I cannot consider you to be sinless when
you in fact still have all your sins with you. I had already remitted away all
your sins with the gospel of the water and the Spirit while you were in the
world, and yet you refused to believe in this gospel with your hearts. Do you
see what I mean? Hark! Now cast these people who rejected My love into the everlasting
If there is sin in your hearts even as you believe
in Jesus, then while you are still on this earth, listen to the gospel of the
water and the Spirit, believe in it, and receive the remission of your sins
that God has given you so freely out of His abundant grace. You must realize
that the souls that do not do so will all be cast into the eternal fire of hell
in the next world.
Those who claim to be sinless even as their sins
remain in their hearts are doing nothing more than making a mockery of God and
trying to deceive Him. When the day comes for God to judge this world, they
will realize just how huge a difference there is between the sinful and the
sinless. On this day, they will all realize why the Lord had admonished them
so earnestly to believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and receive
the remission of sin. And then, they will all lament in regret for not having
believed in it.
Every Christian may equally believe in Jesus as
the Savior, but there exists an immense difference of faith between those who
have received the remission of sin and those who have not: the former will be
welcomed into Heaven, but the latter will be cast into hell. If you do not now
recognize that the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit is the truth of the
remission of your sins, then later on the Last Day, it will surely be too late
Is there sin in your hearts even as you believe
in Jesus as the Savior? If so, you, too, are also sinners. Jesus is the Savior
who condemns those who say that they have sin. Does this then mean that it would
be okay if we would just blindly insist that we have no sin? This is not the
case. We can become sinless only when we truly believe in the gospel of the
water and the Spirit with our hearts and are washed from all our sins once for
all. Heaven is a place that can be entered only by those who believe in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit that has completely blotted out all sins.
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Prepare the faith that saves you from
your sins now, with the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
If you put off for later, it will be too late. Before it’s too late,
believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit now and be ready!
If you do not accept into your hearts the gospel of the water and
the Spirit, the truth of the remission of sin, you will then be
imprisoned in hell. All sinners will be imprisoned in hell, but
the righteous will dwell in Heaven.
Who would have known that receiving the remission
of sin by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit would be this
precious? Those in this world who have heard the gospel of the water and the
Spirit and believed in it are all truly lucky ones.
I praise our Lord with this gospel. I thank the
Lord once again for saving us, who had all been sinners, from all the sins of
the world through the gospel of the water and the Spirit once for all. You,
too, must believe in the power of the gospel of the water and the Spirit now.
You will then all become God’s own children forever. Hallelujah!