Jesus Christ will say to many believers:”Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness.” Those believers will be pastors, priests, so-called men and women of God, church people, religious people, Bible believers, people who believed that they were saved, but they never got close to Jesus; they never came into a close relationship with Him, they never walked with Him, they never followed Him.
The only way to get closer to Jesus is through prayer. God is SPIRIT, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. If we do not pray, we have no relationship with Jesus Christ. We have to always be praying and that is why He gave the Holy Spirit, His Spirit to be in us, with us, so that the Holy Spirit can help us in praying. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit and we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can pray in tongues always, all day; while you are working, while you are driving, whatever you are doing, in your spirit you can be praying.
We need to be praying always to be close to Jesus, to get closer to Him all the time. His sheep HEAR His voice. They LISTEN to Him and they FOLLOW Him. We will only HEAR Him if we pray. If we stay connected with Him, to Him, praying in the Spirit, seeking to be close to Him. We can only build our relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer. There is no other way. You cannot build your relationship with Jesus through religious exercises, through reading the Bible, through listening to other people, going to church, attending church meetings; you have to pray always. In your spirit you have to be communicating with God. If we do not pray we will eventually die spiritually; we will be separated from Jesus Christ and He will say to us:”Go away I never knew you.”
We only receive answers from Him, revelation from Him, guidance from Him, if we pray; if we stay focused on Him and tuned in to His Spirit all the time.
You cannot walk with God if you do not pray, if you do not serve Him by praying in the spirit. Our connection with Jesus Christ is through the Holy Spirit. If we do not pray in the Spirit always, then we are not connected to Him. Those who are led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God.
Are we praying in the Spirit? Are we drawing closer to Jesus all the time? Do we seek Him in prayer, hear from Him, listen, obey and stay with Him always, day and night? Are we serious about our relationship with Jesus Christ, or will He say to us:”Go away from Me, I never knew you?” How serious are we about our relationship with Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.