21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Go Hing was afraid of pleading guilty to the charges against him, but Jackie Pullinger reminded him that telling the truth was the Christian thing to do. And even though he got a heavy sentence for telling the truth, Go Hing was happy he obeyed His master and obtained forgiveness from Him.
Bilquis was frustrated that all her efforts at sharing the gospel with friends and family yielded no results. But in her frustration the Lord spoke to her, encouraging her to focus instead on seeking His presence and obeying Him and not just on results.
Pressed by a friend who reminded Christiana that “If you’re on God’s side, he calls you his special child. He will be your Father and always take care of you.”, Christiana began attending church, and eventually she made a commitment to follow Jesus, and to tell others about Him!