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Satan is using a phrase to confuse and deceive many into a false security of salvation. Just like in a garden there takes much preparation and work to have the soil ready to receive the seed. Today's teaching will be the start of preparing the soil of the heart to receive the seed of His Word.

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The Bible teaching titled "Lord, Lord" warns against the deception of Satan and emphasizes the importance of doing the will of God. Many who call themselves Christians may not truly know the Lord. Rejecting Jesus' lordship is rejecting Jesus himself. Jesus died and rose again to be Lord. Confessing Jesus as Lord and believing in his resurrection is necessary for salvation. Jesus is referred to as Lord, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Those who deny Jesus as Lord are ungodly. Going to church without truly following Jesus is like paying respects at a funeral home. It is important to evaluate one's heart and become a true follower of Jesus. Today's Bible teaching is entitled, Lord, Lord. Satan is using the phrase to confuse and deceive many into a false security of salvation. Just like in a garden, there takes much preparation and work to have the soil ready to receive the seed. Today's teaching will be the start of preparing the soil of the heart to receive the seed of his word. Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and cast out demons in your name and do many mighty works in your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. Matthew chapter 7, verses 21 to 23. This verse will be the foundation of the upcoming teachings on this important topic, this phrase that I'm referring to. And eventually, at some point, I will tell you what this phrase is. And I pray that your eyes will be opened to the deception of Satan and the tricks that he's been playing on many who call themselves Christians and are not. They're not really followers of Jesus. They may go to church and they may have a Bible. They may sing songs, may even be in the praise and worship team. But they really don't know the Lord and the Lord really doesn't know him. That's what Matthew chapter 7, verses 21 to 23 says. In the Greek, or in this passage, he says, you never knew me. The translation actually says, not only did you not only didn't even know me, I didn't know you. And people need to get their eyes open and take the glasses of deception off. So let the song below speak to your heart and as you sing along, let it be your prayer before you read today's Bible teaching. And this song can be found on YouTube. It's entitled, Seek the Lord While He May Be Found. It's based on Isaiah chapter 55, verses 6 through 9. And it's sung by Esther, and I don't have to spell the last name to you, but Esther and Samuel, M-U-I. So look it up and sing along with it and let it speak to your heart. Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to the Lord and he will have mercy on him and to our God. For he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. The following is a teaching from David's servant, and he's a very good teacher and a strong believer and a follower of Jesus. And he's very bold with the power of the Holy Spirit. I would look him up as well, and just really follow and pay attention to what he's saying here, because it's very important. It's entitled, A Little Lesson About Our Lord Jesus. Jesus is mentioned in the New Testament as Lord Jesus 99 times. In fact, although he is referred to in the New Testament by other titles, none come close to the number of times he is mentioned as being Lord. For comparison, he is mentioned as the Son of God 43 times, and as Savior 24 times. If Jesus is anything, he is Lord. Yet although Jesus is Lord, some claim you can be saved even if you reject him as your Lord. It's as long as you accept him as your Savior, a phrase found nowhere in scripture. The truth is, to reject Jesus' Lordship is to reject Jesus, because Jesus is Lord. We are saved not by faith in a doctrine, but by faith in a person. As that person declared in John chapter 3, verse 16, who is that person? He is the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to read this paragraph again. Yet although Jesus is Lord, some claim you can be saved even if you reject him as your Lord. Just as long as you accept him as your Savior. And this phrase is found nowhere in scripture. The truth is, to reject Jesus' Lordship is to reject Jesus, because Jesus is Lord. We are saved not by faith in a doctrine, but by faith in a person. That person declared in John chapter 3, verse 16, who is that person? He is the Lord Jesus Christ. If you claim to believe in Jesus, but reject him as your Lord, you don't believe in Jesus. If you claim to believe in Jesus, but reject him as your Lord, you don't believe in Jesus. You might think you believe in him, but you don't. Jesus died and rose again in order to be Lord. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. Romans chapter 14, verse 8. How could it be possible to be said that someone can be saved who stands against the very reason that Jesus died and rose again? Let me say that again. How could it be possible, possibly be said, that someone can be saved who stands against the very reason that Jesus died and rose again? This is precisely why Paul wrote, if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans chapter 10, verse 9. And why Paul and Silas told the Philippian jailer, believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household. Acts chapter 16, verse 31. The New Testament also refers to Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. First Timothy chapter 6, verse 15. And Revelations chapter 17, verse 14. Indicating that he has the highest position of authority over every earthly ruler. We are also informed that God highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians chapter 2, verses 9-10. Yet amazingly, in spite of the fact that one day everyone, including even the damned, will confess Jesus is Lord, there are so-called evangelical preachers who are proclaiming from their pulpits that Jesus does not need to be your Lord. Worse, some claim that only their message is one of grace, and those who disagree are legalists. If that is your pastor, run as fast as you can by declaring that Jesus does not need to be your Lord, he is publicly denying the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is mentioned as our Lord 68 times in the New Testament epistles. It is certainly no surprise that the New Testament epistles were written to people whose Lord was Jesus. If Jesus is not your Lord, the New Testament epistles are not written to you, and they have no relevancy to you. You are not yet a Christian. None of this conflicts in the slightest with the biblical grace. As Peter declared, we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus. Acts chapter 15, verse 11. That was the same Peter who once wrote, for it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God, and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner? First Peter chapter 4, verse 17 and 18. Biblical grace is a temporary opportunity to believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and receive the many benefits. Don't be fooled by Christian glitches or human logic. The New Testament is crystal clear on this, and it solemnly warns for certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long before marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into lucidness and deny our only master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude chapter 4. According to Jude, those who deny our only master and Lord, Jesus Christ, are ungodly persons. How could any preacher who tells his congregation that Jesus does not need to be their Lord not be denying our only master and Lord? So ponder on this, think about it, pray about it, and then ask yourself a question. Am I just going to church, just for sake of going to church? Am I just paying my respects by going to church and shaking hands? Well, I got news for you. When someone passes away, you go to a funeral home and you pay your respects, and just like the funeral home, the church can also be dead too. So just evaluate your heart, let the Holy Spirit reveal things to you coming up to the surface and confess any wrongdoings that you may have. And I just pray that again, you take off the eyes of deception and truly become a follower of Jesus and not just a Christian.

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