The is a big difference between you knowing Jesus and Jesus knowing you. Most of us Christians have gone on to say that “I know Jesus – I am born again and I am going to heaven” etc. but we have failed to understand a fundamental revelation from the word of God through John the disciple. Listen to what John says: 7 “Then that disciple (John) WHOM JESUS LOVED …” This Scripture is clear to show that it is Jesus who loves John and not John who loves Jesus. This is a crucial statement and sets the tone for today’s message. Does Jesus Know you? I am sure most of us know the story of Peter who went on to say that Jesus would not be crucified whilst he was alive (improvisation) – but when it came down to it – Peter denied Jesus.

The point I am trying to put across is that we are not to believe that our knowing Jesus is enough. It is Jesus knowing us that should be the key for us as Christians – we should strive to know that Jesus knows us and not that we know Jesus. Us knowing Jesus can’t give us access to heaven. It’s Jesus knowing us that will give us access to heaven. So as we begin this message – I hope you will listen carefully. In my prayer session today I heard “write it down” – and as I was asking the Lord what I should write down.

He said “Many will say Lord, Lord” – when I was praising I had the praise and worship song on from a lady called Maranda Curtis Willis – fantastic vessel of God might I add. And the Lord said write down – “Many will say Lord, Lord” as I heard those words in my spirit during my prayer – after finishing my prayer – I than set down to write it down. Let me add by saying when the Lord tells me to write down something for Him – most of the time I don’t know the thing He is talking about but no matter what – it is always in Scripture.

Let us pray (raise your hands towards heaven – this is a sign of surrender before God the Father through Jesus Christ and by the leading of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to have access into you and your heart so that the message can find good ground in your heart and spirit) – Father in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour here I am writing down your message in the heart of the reader as per your request – I pray over this message and the words that I am writing in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. I ask that it may not be me that expresses this message but that You would have pre-eminence and take centre stage in this message in the heart of the reader, their spirit, their soul and mind in Jesus Name.

I ask in the Name of Jesus that Holy Spirit You may open the eyes of the reader so as to hear and understand according to that which You want us all and Your people to see and understand in Jesus Mighty Wonder Working Name. Amen! Let us begin. A couple of weeks ago – you would not catch me dead worshipping to music that is sung by women wearing pants and women wearing make-up. But the other day I caught myself worship to the music of Hillsong I believe. After that – the Lord had requested that I write (2017 Introspection) message down which was directed to Pastors and the Worship Leaders and in particular women and man with tattoos. This time the Lord is speaking to His people the Church through this message. As I was worshipping today to worship leaders like Tasha Cobbs, Maranda Curtis Willis, Lebo Sekgobela but to mention a few – I asked the Lord how I even got to listen to their music. But now I see and believe that the Lord wanted to write this message to His people.

And so here it is. The Lord is saying to “write it down and make it plain” (Habakkuk 2:2)– so I am going to begin by asking a simple question. When the Lord says – speaking about Matthew 7:21 that “Many on that day will say Lord, Lord” who do you think He is talking about? Who are these many that will say, Lord, Lord? what do you think that means? When we look at that Scripture we see that it says many will say, LORD, LORD, now what does the term ‘Lord’ mean – as it is a term repeated on this Scripture – it simply means provider, supplier, master, leader, owner, protector. How does God become your Lord, – well through you following God’s will for your life. Listen again – it is through you following God’s will for your life. Not you following your will and fitting God into your life. (ponder on this one) Now ask yourself – are you in God’s will for your life? – Has the Lord provided for you – not through your own work (if you woke up and went to work (are you there because God directed you to your will) – that is your own strength and not God’s – Satanists also wake up – go to work and have cars and houses and probably work in the same office as you at times) – but I am asking you about the strength of the Lord? Has the Lord supplied you? (not your car or your house or anything like that) – not through you working for it but through His supplication (through His interceding for you – Romans 8:34 “… Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”. (I can assure you that I know of instances when the Lord was interceding for me).

God will only intercede for something that is spirit based and spirit empowered and not a fridge or a car or a house. John 4:24 “God is a Spirit, those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth”. In other words when Jesus is interceding for you – its for the sole purpose that you fulfil your God-given purpose on earth. Has the Lord been your Master – not you saying I am sure He won’t mind when I do that and when Holy Spirit convicts you against it – you still go ahead and pretend that its ok.

Has the Lord led you – where you are now? – are you truly following ALL His ways? – not what you want or wanted to do or become but what He wanted you to become?– If you are not sure – you are in trouble – if you don’t know you are lost? Has the Lord owned you or have you given Him the chance to protect you. (not by y0u getting into trouble and finding yourself out of trouble and then saying the Lord protected me from there nope that is not God’s protection). Because if God was with you, you would not have gotten yourself into trouble “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative–that is, the Holy Spirit–he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” (John 14:26) So if the Holy Spirit is guiding you – it only begs to reason that you would never be in trouble.

I am sure at some levels these questions might be confusing – and if you are confused – let me begin by telling you without a shadow of a doubt that you are one of those that are going to say (LORD, LORD) because according to (1 Corinthians 14:33) the Word of God is clear, simple and plain about those that are confused – this Scripture (1 Corinthians 14:33) – I am not going to write it out for you – because if you are serious about your life and God – you will search it out yourself. – but know this “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” The Lord is clear here to ask me to let you know that this statement represents Christians – those who say Lord to Him are the ones who have confessed that He is Lord and Saviour. My brother and sister – confessing the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour do give you a license for heaven or get you into heaven – in fact, it has the probability of getting you into hell if you do not follow the ways of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour completely.

Let me share with you this Scripture James 2:19 “You believe that God is one. You are doing well! EVEN THE DEMONS BELIEVE that, and shudder!” EVEN DEMONS BELIEVE the Bible says – but the only difference is that demons know where they are going. You, on the other hand, must listen carefully to this warning – whilst the time allows. If we continue to read Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME [you are banished from My presence], YOU WHO ACT WICKEDLY [disregarding My commands].” The Key my sister and brother – is about JESUS KNOWING YOU. In this Scripture Jesus is declaring here that He has to know you – because if you come to Him and say I knew you – it seems that He will or might say “I NEVER KNEW YOU” And the amplified Bible puts it nicely by saying – “YOU DISREGARDED MY COMMANDS”. You said its ok for a woman to wear pants, you said it was ok for a man to have a tattoo when you clearly saw the Scripture that’s is written in Leviticus 19:28 “’Do not cut your bodies for the dead OR PUT TATTOO MARKS ON YOURSELVES. I am the LORD.” – I declared in this Scripture my very presence by saying “I AM THE LORD”. I established My Authority by saying “I AM THE LORD”.

Yesterday the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ was showing me two closets – He said look at a man’s closet and I saw pants only and He said look at the woman’s closet and I saw flowing fabrics of white silks. And then the Lord said look at the world’s closet – I saw a man’s closet which had pants only and I saw a woman’s closet it had pants – Demin with some fabric that looked black to be precise and the Lord said this is not My closet. My brother and sister – the Lord is talking to you who confesses to be Christian – Matthew 7:21 and 23 (read it carefully) is written for you who go to Church and pray and fast and DO ALL sorts of thing for God – according to your hearts desire. Its for you who says God loves the heart – yet you have never searched the Scriptures to get to the part as to why God loves the heart. Its for you who say if God hates gays I don’t want Him as my God – without truly studying the Scriptures to find out why God has said these things concerning gays.

The Bible says in Romans 10:2 “I can assure you that THEY ARE DEEPLY DEVOTED TO GOD, but they are misguided.” Ladies – If you have make up – you are praying, fasting and even going to Church for nothing – rather serve the devil because you are already working for the devil but you just have not declared it in words but your actions have. You are not working for Jesus Christ AT ALL – if you are wearing pants as a woman – rather serve the devil because you are working for the devil and not for Jesus Christ AT ALL. Stop praying, stop fasting, stop going to Church because if a Church permits you to go inside like that – you and that Church are dead before God. In Closing – the Lord said something simple in His Word – Joshua 1:8 “This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, THAT YOU MAY OBSERVE AND DO ACCORDING TO ALL that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.” The Lord says that you must “DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT (I referring to the Lord) HAVE WRITTEN” – you must do ALL. So, if you have a tattoo – the time to repent still presents itself to you – if you wear make up the time to change still presents itself to you. If you are a woman and are wearing pants – the time to burn them all still presents itself to you.

If you are a man and are wearing woman clothing – earing, necklace or arm bands or any of these – the time to throw them away and repent still presents itself to you. If this message makes you say why must I not wear pants, or make up or tattoo – and you are truly a Christian – read the following without criticising the writer and change – women stop wearing make up – man repent and never tattoo your body again – and don’t try and remove the tattoos you have to just hide them so the world does not see. And understand that – the real God of Heaven who created Heaven and Earth is complete and utter love. It is impossible to mix love and hate – the two don’t mix and can never mix – love is not the opposite of hate – love is by far above and beyond our understanding.

1 Corinthians 13:1- 13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. – (change if you care more for others than make up etc.) Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, (don’t show off your tattoo) Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. 8-10 Love never dies.

Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be cancelled. 11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. 12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! 13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

This message is not open for discussion or debate. You better not be one of those who says “…, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but I lead the worship team and I made people cry in church as I sang to you. I felt you at instances touch me Lord” and the Lord will say to you “, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME [you are banished from My presence], YOU WHO ACT WICKEDLY [DISREGARDING MY COMMANDS]. Listen my sister – you who is sure that God would not be able to use you to change so many people’s hearts to Him – if He did not permit pants for ladies or make up – The Word of God in – Romans 11:29 says: “God does not take back his gifts. He does not change his mind about those he has chosen…”. Your voice is a gift that God gave you and because God does not change – He has not taken back the gift from you. – He is going to use your gift – if people like me pray and praise Him through the song you created with your gift. But you with your pants, and make up and tattoo – you will not see His face and certainly not Heaven. But you ask yourself but who is it that when I am praying I can feel the presence of the Lord in the room –

2 Corinthians 11:14 “But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” And on the second note where God is in the room but you are not clean – 2 Timothy 2:13 “If we are unfaithful, HE REMAINS FAITHFUL, for he cannot deny who He is.” In other words God will touch people right in your presence and because He is God you are bound to feel His presence and people will be healed right in front of your eyes but you on the other hand – all you will feel is His presence and fire at the end – unless you change your ways and become “FAITHFUL” by following His ways. Finally, the Lord is saying that you might believe that you know Him that great but the question that you should be asking yourself is does JESUS KNOW YOU? If you do not know that – well you are in trouble Amen.