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. Matthew 7:21-23
I know this is true, because it is Jesus saying it, but I do have a question. How can someone who is not saved prophesy and cast out devils and do wonderful works?
It is easy to claim you are prophesying in the name of the Lord, when you are just speaking things based on your own thoughts. I do believe it is possible for someone who is not saved to at times cast out devils, by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus. It is by his authority they are having to go, not by the authority of the one casting them out. The Catholic Church performs exorcisms, and I believe that they have at times been successful, but it is because of the name of Jesus the devils leave. Of course, if you are not saved, I don't recommend trying this. Look at the 7 sons of Sceva, and what happened to them. People who are not saved are often doing good things and engaged in religious activity.
John: You are far better to us than we deserve. We place all of our trust in you and in you alone. You alone are God. You are the way, the truth, and the life. You are the only way of salvation and we worship and praise you.
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John: Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus Christ. Thank you Holy Spirit. We praise you blessed Trinity. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God and our conquering King. Praise you Lord Jesus.
Sept 18, 2021 14:30:28 GMT -5
Les: Hello John and everyone. All the Glory and Praise to our wonderful Lord - Another great day that our God has created for us.
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deyana: Hello John and everyone.
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ohhello: You have all been prayed for. The Lord be praised.
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frienduff: Hello everyone . Let the wonderous Lord be praised my friends .
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frienduff: Letters has a birthday sneaking up .
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frienduff: Let all affections be above on our Lord . You all are loved my friends . Let us be diligent in our walk and looking out for one another . Having all hope in the Lord .
Sept 20, 2021 7:31:29 GMT -5
ohhello: The glorious biblical Lord Jesus be praised. Wonderful praises and prayers in the shout box here. We continually keep thanking the Lord, for this is His will for us. Feasting on the KJV bibles.
Sept 20, 2021 9:05:13 GMT -5
ohhello: You have all been prayed for.
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frienduff: Yes indeed dear sister . Yes indeed . Let the LORD be praised .
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