And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments (1 John 2:3).
This particular text of scripture is clear… those who confess to be Christians intentionally obey God. This is the dividing line for those who say they serve Him, and those who don’t. In order to be a Christian (for real) and walk in the power of God, it’s not about how well you can sing or how well your preaching sounds, or even how well you know how to play church; it’s really about how well you obey, and the motives of your heart when you do obey.
The Apostle John makes it clear when he says “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that says I know him and keeps not his commandments are a liar and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:3-4). Thus, we know that no liar will have a place in the Kingdom of God.
It’s also important to obey God if you want the power of God, because the power of God will only be found where obedience resides. God would never give his power to someone that’s operating in disobedience because he/she would likely use it for personal gain or just wrong motives.
Hence, it is clear if heaven is to be ours- we must obey intentionally what we know to be right; because he that knows to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason