Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Here Jesus is saying to his disciples that not everybody that thinks that they have done enough on earth is going to be allowed through the gates of heaven. You might think that you are a good Christian or a good person in your own mind but that does not guarantee eternal life. We need to do more than just go to church on a Sunday.
Jesus is telling us very simply here that only people that ‘do the will of my Father’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. How can we understand God’s will? By reading the bible and following God’s teachings in our everyday lives. By having an emotional relationship with God. Listen and follow what he tells us to do through the scriptures. The scriptures speak to everyone in a different way but still lead’s everyone on the correct road to eternal life. We need to abide by what the scriptures say on how to live our lives and be righteous people.