Jesus Is Coming: Does He Know You?
Welcome to Seeds Growing with God. Whether you are a Christian or have never met Jesus. The best time for you to grow with God is now with Jesus is coming, does he know you? We will journey from genesis to revelations and reveal God’s blessing in his written word for all of us.
Most people, when they knock on a door to go into a home of people they do not know, will usually get a chilly response like, “Who are you? I don’t know you; you are a stranger.” That is because there is no existence of a relationship between them. As Christians, we know the most important thing is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ in order to enter into heaven.
Let’s start our message with a question: When Jesus comes back, will He know you? Let’s not get confused; I am not asking you if you know Him. I am asking you if He knows you. Could you imagine how terrifying it would be if the second coming was here and you were standing right in front of Jesus, yelling at Him, and He did not hear or see you?
Could that really happen? Why would that happen? Let’s take a look at what happens the very second we become deceased. There are actually several reasons you could cause this to happen in your life.
First, immediately upon death, each person undergoes their particular judgment and, depending upon one’s behavior on the earth and whether they were saved or not, goes to heaven or hell. Those in hell will never reach heaven and will be in hell for eternity.
Well, we all know what heaven and hell are, so we now know that one of the two things will happen when we die, based on if Jesus does not know us when He returns during the second coming or when we become deceased. So we have learned that you not only must know Jesus, but He must know you as well.
You know exactly where you will go and what to expect if you do not know Jesus and He does not know you. So, another key to salvation has unlocked more wisdom. Therefore, let’s see what the Scriptures say about the fact that Jesus is supposed to know you and not just that you are supposed to know Him.
First, let’s begin with John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
So, we know that means no one can come to the Father except through Jesus. So, in order for that to take place, Jesus would have to recognize you and know who you are. I guess the question is, does He?
Our next scripture is Jeremiah 17:10: “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” In this scripture, it is very clear that Jesus is searching you to see if He knows you and what Jesus does see, He will act on, according to the way you have lived your life as the Father’s child and according to His Word.
Our closing scripture for this part of the message telling us that Jesus must know you and who you are is Psalm 139:23–24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”
In this scripture, you are pleading with Jesus to know you because you are now fully aware of what will happen if He does not know you at death. You are asking Jesus to search through all of you—heart, mind, and soul—and find anything that is bad and unholy. Then you are asking Jesus to do whatever it takes to remove it from you so He can see you and know you in eternal life with Him.
Well, we should all have a clear understanding that not only must we know Jesus, but He must know us as well. So, that leads us to the next question: What do you do to guarantee that Jesus will know you?
Because the last thing you want to happen is to hear what Philip did in John 14:9 when Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
Now, let’s discover how you can guarantee Jesus will know you.
The first step so that Jesus will know you is for you to recognize that, according to the Bible, you are a sinner and have fallen short of God’s standard He expects from His children. You have broken God’s laws (the Ten Commandments). You must understand that you are a natural-born sinner and deserve God’s correction for choosing selfishness over Him.
Next, you must come to the biblical understanding that Christ died for you and that His death on the cross was His paying the penalty for your and my sins. He willingly took the punishment for your sins while you were like a stranger and like an “enemy” to Him.
Now, according to Christianity, consistent with the Bible, you must repent and turn away from your sins once and for all. Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and surrender your life to Him. Confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved.
“All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28, NKJV). You can start to gain ground as a brother or sister of Jesus by confessing with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord and agreeing with Jesus means: to be born again of water and the Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God.
Get your own Bible and start reading it and praying daily immediately, and you will come to realize the phrase “God is like the air you breathe.” If you do not know how to breathe, then how can you really be alive and a child of God, and how can Jesus know who you are?
Find a church that teaches and preaches directly from the Bible and believes in salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus alone as is opposed to any alternative tradition not based on the principles and the words of the Bible and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Talk to a pastor, or any other kind of Christian, such as a spiritual leader—and tell him about the decision you have just made to repent of your sins and proclaim Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and get baptized to publicly proclaim the spiritual transformation and faith you now have and that you are born again new as a child of God.
You must open all of yourself up with not one part of you held back in repentance in order to receive Jesus Christ by confessing your sins to God, praying, and asking to receive the Holy Spirit and forgiveness to be who God intended you to be.
Finally, avoid sabotaging your prayer life, so be sure to pray effectually and efficiently. “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they shall be heard for their many words” (Matthew 6:7, NKJV). Do as Matthew 6:7 instructs and believe and accept that God already knows, cares, and is always there for you as His child He will see in the kingdom of heaven.
One of the most important commitments you can make as a Christian is to read your Bible every day. In each message, we will provide you with a few scriptures to look up and read on your own to plant seeds inside of you for a deeper understanding so you can grow closer to Jesus Christ through His written word.
It’s time to get your Bible. For your growing with God, scriptures for the message “Jesus Is Coming: Does He Know You?” are Matthew 7:21–23, John 13:35, and Revelation 1:7.
I pray that this message creates a path for you to grow closer to Jesus Christ or meet Him for the first time. If you want to receive the guaranteed passage that He sacrificed Himself on the cross for so you can be saved as a child of God, then become who you are created to be and turn the words you read in the bible into action now so you can have eternal life in the kingdom of heaven that is just waiting for you.