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Sometimes when I knock the door to my house, my daughter tortures me by asking me for the password, I think it’s the impact of the many movies we have watched. The truth is that there is no password, but she makes me guess so many things and then she picks one saying ‘Access granted’ Some days I enjoy it, but other days, when I am very tired or very pressed, I get really mad. Once you get in, she says, ‘you know the rules!, no password, no access’ then I ask, what is the password, she says our new password is ‘Password’ and by the time am stuck at the door to my house because I need a password, it’s usually different, because the password is often changed and shared with members only. Talk about living in a world of imaginary rules!
I have lost of passwords, for different apps on my phone and also to access different online services. One thing I do not like is being told, that I have put an incorrect password, and most of the time, just beneath that, there is a question ‘Forgot password?’ This often means that it has been a while since I used the service or app and forgot the password. There are two kinds of passwords that I rarely forget. The ones I use daily, and the ones that belong to apps that I really value, (like mobile banking apps)
I do not remember ever forgetting some passwords, yet some, like the one I need to file taxes, I forget immediately after filing taxes and then request for a new one the next time I need to file them.
Every time I think of being denied access because I do not have the right password, Matthew 7:22-23 comes to mind, ‘Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ This verse gives me shivers, being denied access to heaven because you are not known, you do not belong, you have no password. The worst part of this is that, access is being denied to people who prophesied in the name of Jesus, drove out demons and even performed miracles. The word of God says that our motives matter, our relationship with God is more than religious acts, God looks at our hearts, He seeks those who worship Him in truth and in spirit.
Unlike my house, the password to heaven is not a secret, and it never changes. John 14:6 is the password: ‘Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”…’ The only way is surrendering your life to Jesus and choosing to live for Him and love Him with all your mind, all your heart and all your strength. Remember, ‘if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’
It is also for everyone and anyone who chooses to believe, It is clear and straight forward in John 3:16, ‘that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.’
It doesn’t matter how good a person you are, your good deeds in the society and self-righteousness do not matter. The question is: Do you have the password?