Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 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?’
Mat 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
What exactly is happening here? It seems that these people are doing everything right, yet they are cast aside as though lawless! This phrase originates in Psalm 6 and by examining the structural clues and word choices there we can gain a deeper understanding of this phrase and what Yashua is implying in these fearful words.
In this study we will identify the chiastic structure and parallels, pointing to a very important reminder. We will also explore repetition and apostrophe – poetic devices coupled with the numbers 2, 5, and 3 emphasizing the grace of YHWH our Father and the life He offers us.
I pray that exploring these structures and writing techniques allows you to hear the voice of YHWH in deep and meaningful ways. I pray you hear His voice calling you to His plan, His purpose, His Kingdom.
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