[size=8pt][center]Are You A Sheep or A Goat?[/center]
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put
the sheep on his right and the goats on His left. Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you blessed of my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you came to visit Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me. Then He will say to those on His left. Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink. I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after Me. They also will answer, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of these, you did not do for Me. Then they will go to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life (Matthew 25: 31-46).
The above words of Jesus were spoken about the eternal destinies of peoples of different nations. Peoples of different nations are categorized symbolically into two groups – the sheep and the goats. Naturally, sheep are obedient and meek (not weak) in nature. In these words of Jesus, the sheep are those who obey the gospel of Jesus and washed in the blood of Jesus. Furthermore, their faith in Jesus is accompanied by good works to fellow men. They are thus described as righteous and inherit the kingdom of God. On the contrary, goats are naturally disobedient and stubborn. They are those who disobey and reject the gospel of Jesus Christ. After hearing the message of the gospel, they harden their hearts and refuse to believe. Furthermore, they showed no deeds of kindness to fellowmen. They are thus described as cursed and go to hell eternally. The days of the Son of Man (Jesus) is described as the days of Noah. Noah preached for 120 years nobody listened or repented. Only Noah and his family, totaling eight, were saved from the flood. For over 2000 years now the gospel has been preached. Many have heard and rejected the truth and thus go to hell. Many have believed and embraced Jesus and have died and gone to heaven. This message is coming to you that are alive. What will you do with Jesus? The event Jesus is referring to in the Scriptures above will come to pass either you believe it or not. Will you as a sheep accept Jesus and go to heaven? Will you as a goat reject Jesus and go to hell? Choose this day your eternal destiny. If you choose to be a sheep pray this prayer out loud: Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Wash away my sins. Write my name in your book as a sheep. I confess you as my Lord and Savior in Jesus Name, Amen.
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