If we belong to Jesus, we will follow him. He keeps us and we know his voice. If we do our own thing in his name without submitting to Jesus, and hearing his voice we are in danger of being thrown out. If we are his he keeps us in his hand.
Many claim to be Christians. Those who do his will show the evidence that they hear his voice. This was a lead in to the verse where Jesus said:
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Jesus never knew them. They were doing things by their flesh, the works were not of Jesus, but another spirit. Note the Many in verse 7:22, Prophesying leads the list of their doings. How many today claim to prophesy? Many will say to me...They claim these things, but were they in truth? Jesus will not deny himself, they were deceived, liars.
2 Tim 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes, I believe Our Father keeps us if we fall away, but I believe there comes a point when some1 can harden their heart towards HIM & decide 2 live in continual sin & completely fall from faith.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eternal life is by believing, then we are sealed with his ownership seal of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost changes us from men who make decisions, to children of God, translated into his kingdom. This was the finished work of the cross, assuring our salvation. We are with Jesus in Spiritual places. It is a done deal. If I get old and forget who I am, the Holy Spirit person still belongs to Jesus. This is how the scripture speaks to me. Salvation is of God. We do not choose and unchoose, if we are rooted in the faith and filled with His Holy Ghost of promise. Salvation is the completion we have in Jesus, being totally complete when we are with him in Glory.
We are to be as the seed that fell on good ground.
Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.