What did Jesus mean by the 4 sobering words, “I Never Knew You?”
After more than two decades, I believe that I now understand why Jesus made such a strange statement, as recorded in Matthew 7: 22, 23:
I NEVER KNEW YOU!
My years of experience in deliverance have exposed one interesting fact. DEMONS LOVE TO MANIFEST! And deliverance workers love to prove the existence of God and the power of the name of Jesus by those manifestations of coughing, growling, hissing like snakes, and so forth. Deliverance workers also tend to indirectly use demonic manifestations to confirm their own spiritual power, ie. “I am an anointed one because demons bow to ME!” If you want to know more, you need the New Idolatry: Here is an answer to why people can cast out demons in His name, yet the Lord does not know them:
“Today I understand very clearly what Jesus meant when He warned that it is a perverse generation who seeks after a sign.Within the nature of perverse flesh, a sign seeker is rebellious, disobedient, stubborn and ultimately ‘wicked’ because God’s people are to walk by faith and not by sight. To allow the devil to validate our God is in itself ‘perverse.’ In like manner, the problem for those who are caught up in casting out of demons is that they use the signs that are manifested by Satan to confirm their faith. Simply put, we believe it ‘good’ based upon the fact that we SEE and experience evil. Yet on the contrary, God expects His people to believe in Him because He IS. Consequently, it is an insult to God that we believe on Him indirectly, simply because demons manifest when we confront them with the Lord’s name. In essence, why should the creature validate the Creator?”
- Who Are the Ascended Masters? (pamsheppardpublishing.com)