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.
If we analyze what Matthew 7:21 says, one can say that there are people who call upon the name of Jesus and have no place in heaven. So many would say it would be impossible for most attain salvation. The truth is that the kingdom of God is not won with “good works” we do; or being part of a particular church; or to be a servant of God, call pastor, priest, or minister. All that opens the gates of heaven to do the will of God, that is, obey Him.
Many religious leaders have devised complex formulas that supposedly lead to heaven. Many of the religious rules are not ideas of God but rely on human philosophies. Unfortunately, as people take into account what their religious leader teaches that they do not seek Scripture to check that what they hear is according to the Word of God. And it is almost certain that some of these people refer to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and claims to be following Him. However, if your religious tradition contradicts what is written in the Bible, even in a single point, that religion does not conform to the will of our Heavenly Father. Therefore, who continue to practice these traditions is at risk of not enter the kingdom of heaven. That’s not my own idea; it’s what the Lord Himself said in Matthew 7:21.
God’s will is that no man or woman perish but receive salvation. Our Lord says in Matthew 18:14: Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Therefore, our goal each day should be to do the will of our Father to ensure the salvation of every man or woman who gets in our way. Jesus reiterates in John 6:39: This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
Therefore, if we do God’s will and not our own, we must align our thoughts to achieve His goals before our own. And it’s clear that the will of God expressed in His Word is the salvation of all. So, let us try with all our strength every day to share with someone the good news of salvation. That’s a daily goal for each of those who have received eternal life by grace.
Romans 10:14-15 says: How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” We should be diligent in sharing with others the salvific message of Jesus Christ, that, as John 3:16 says, believe in Him should not lose and achieve eternal life. That is the will of our loving Heavenly Father. God bless you.