Matthew 7:22,23 On judgement day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws’.
My thoughts: The truth is, God will invest in those who want to know Him. He isn’t going to waste His time with people who pursue their own will. Just because we use the authority of Jesus’ name doesn’t mean we are seeking His Kingdom first. The truth is, many demons won’t listen to someone using the authority of Christ if they don’t actually obey His will! They aren’t intimidated by someone with no passion! Obedience increases dominion over darkness. God is looking for someone after His heart, not someone with good intentions who won’t surrender to His will. He recognizes those who surrender their lives to His way and will use them to do what others won’t.