THE SHEEP FROM THE GOATS…THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES…THE GOOD FISH FROM THE BAD FISH.

​THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS

Matthew 25:31-46 KJV
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: [32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. [34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: [35] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. [37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee ? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? [38] When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee ? [39] Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? [40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. [41] Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [42] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: [43] I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. [44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? [45] Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. [46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

THE WHEAT AND THE TARES

Matthew 13:24-30,37-43 KJV

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. [26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. [27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? [28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? [29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. [30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. [37] He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; [38] The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one ; [39] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. [40] As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. [41] The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; [42] And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. [43] Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

THE GOOD FISH AND THE BAD FISH

Matthew 13:47-51 KJV

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: [48] Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. [49] So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, [50] And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. [51] Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

“Smile, God Loves You” The Biggest Lie Ever Told

“Smile, God Loves You:” 

The Biggest Lie Ever Told

“Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:  That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:  Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”  (Isa. 30:8-11)

 Like the Israelites in the above scripture, most people today only want to hear “smooth things” which are pleasing to the ear.  

The truth is fallen in the street (Isa. 59:14), while lies are promoted.  

How do crooked politicians win elections?  

By lying with SMOOTH WORDS! Satan’s first word in Genesis was POSITIVE (Gen. 3:1), so it remains true today that Satan has a POSITIVE message.

How many times have you heard the statement “God loves you” or “God loves everyone” or perhaps “Smile, God loves you?”   

A great many, right?  

Now, how many times have you went to God’s word and found confirmation for such statements?  

Are you sure the Bible says this, or have you just been taught this without scriptural proof?

Someone says, “This is silly.  John 3:16 says that God loves the WHOLE WORLD!” 

No it doesn’t.  

John 3:16 says that God so LOVED the world (past tense) that He gave His only begotten Son.  When the New Testament speaks of God’s love, it either speaks of His love for sinners in the PAST TENSE, or His love for Christians in the PRESENT TENSE.  

The New Testament does not say that God loves Christ rejecting sinners today. 

You say, “But my preacher said that God loves everyone.”  

Does the Bible say this?  Can you find it?  

The Bible clearly states that God loves some people while He hates others.  

If your preacher hasn’t told you this, then you should have a talk with him and ask him to consider God’s word:

Psalm 5:5: “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”  

Does this say that God loves workers of iniquity?

Psalm 11:5: “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” 

Did he say, “Smile, God loves you?”

Proverbs 8:13: “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Revelation 3:19: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”  

Is this not a clear indication that God only loves certain people?  

He said, “as many as I love” not “I love everyone.”

If you have not repented and turned from your sins and received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, then please understand that your position before God is not that of a child whom the Father loves!  

You are a TARGET of God’s WRATH!

John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

Psalm 7:11-12: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.  If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.”

Everyone loves John 3:16, but consider John 3:18: “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Please, don’t fall for Satan’s lie!  

At Calvary, God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son for you, but you cannot enter into a love relationship with God until you come to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.  

Being a human being doesn’t entitle you to God’s love.  

You must be a CHILD OF GOD.  

Jesus said, “Ye must be born again.” (John 3:3)

Romans 8:39 tells us WHERE to find God’s love: “…the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  

God’s love is IN JESUS CHRIST. 

God loves His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking, “So, what’s the point?”  

The point is that people are being given a false sense of security, thinking that God wouldn’t send them to hell because He LOVES them.  

In reality, God only loves those who are HIS.  

If you have not been born again, then you are still in your sins, and you are the object of God’s WRATH, not His love. 

Please folks, don’t allow yourself to be led astray by believing the biggest lie ever told.  

You can only experience God’s love through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  

If you’ve never received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, I urge you to do so right now.  Turn and repent from your sins and trust Christ alone to save you.  

God WANTS to love you!  God INVITES you to come and be His own child!

Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, let us reason together, saith the LORD:  though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;  though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  

All men are sinners and need to be cleansed from sin (Rom. 3:23), and that cleansing can only come through the precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 1:5; Col. 1:14). 

Consider Ephesians 2:8-9:  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves;  it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  

Your only way to Heaven is through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Repent of your sins (Luke 13:3) and trust Jesus Christ alone.  

Claim His promises and trust Him to save you while there’s still time. 

Romans 10:13 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  

Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”  

John 8:24 KJV

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he , ye shall die in your sins.

Why not repent of your sins and turn to Him right now?
  

Tomorrow could be too late.

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers


It was my sin that held Him there

Until it was accomplished

His dying breath has brought me life

I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Songwriters: Stuart Townend

John 3:35-36 NKJV

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 

[36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”


Time For A Change ?

Is It Time To Make a Change In Your Environment?

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us.… — Hebrews 12:1

Your biggest potential enemy in life (besides your own wrong thinking and the devil himself) is the environment in which you live. For instance, if you constantly live in an atmosphere of doubt and unbelief, it’s just a fact that you’ll have a much more difficult time maintaining a walk of strong faith. That doubt-filled environment will try to rub off on you!

It’s just a fact that your environment tends to affect you and the way you think. For example, if you used to smoke or if you used to have a drinking problem, it’s obviously not a smart idea for you to hang around smokers or drinkers, unless, you want to be influenced and return to your old habits. Hanging around people who still do these things may lure you to pick up a cigarette to take a smoke, or to allow yourself one more small drink.

However, those little allowances may possibly be the very hook that the devil uses to drag you back into the bondage from which Jesus Christ already delivered you. That’s why it’s vital for you to understand that the environment surrounding you is very important!

With this in mind, look at the phrase “…the sin which doth so easily beset us….” What kind of sin is this verse talking about? The words “so easily beset us” are from the Greek word euperistatos, a compound of three words: eu, peri, and statos. Let’s look at all three of these words.

The word eu usually means well, but in this case it carries the idea of something that feels well or something that is comfortable. The Greek word peri means around or being completely surrounded. The word statos is from the root word istimi, meaning to stand. When these three words are compounded, the new word describes something that comfortably stands all around you, such as a comfortable environment.

So this phrase in Hebrews 12:1 could be understood to say:

“…Lay aside the sin and the environment that so comfortably envelops you….”

Sometimes in order to make necessary changes in your life, you must physically remove yourself from an unprofitable situation. If you’re not strong enough in your faith to stay there without being affected, you need to get up and get out of that unbelieving, negative environment, the one you’ve been comfortably living in for a long, long time. If you’re not strong enough to overcome it, it will unquestionably try to reach out and drag you back into your old behavior again.

If God’s admonition to lay aside every weight applies to you, then obey Him and make a break from that unhealthy environment! Perhaps old friends, old places, or wrong believing are trying to exert a bad influence on you and you’re not resisting that influence too well. If that’s the case, get out of there! For you, that environment is sin if it keeps you from fulfilling your potential in Jesus Christ.

Be honest as you consider your workplace, your friends, and your living conditions. Ask yourself, Is this environment conducive to my walk in Christ, or is it dragging me back down into the mire I was delivered from?

Your friends and your job are not so important that you should let them destroy your spiritual life. If you cannot successfully handle the environment you’re in, get out of there. Then watch the Lord provide a better job and better friends than you’ve ever had in your life!

Your Christian life is serious business. Don’t let your environment fill you with doubt and knock you out of your spiritual race! If you can’t handle your environment victoriously, initiate a plan of action to change it today!

Prayer 

Lord, I want to stay in an environment that will keep my faith alive and strong. Help me recognize those relationships and places I should avoid to keep my faith from being negatively affected. As You show me places, people, and things I should avoid, give me the strength I need to do what is right — and give me the wisdom I need to know how to avoid those places and people!

I pray this in Jesus’ name!

Lawyer Files Petition In International Court Against Israel and Italy For Killing Jesus…Here Is What He Needs To Know. What He Fails To Understand Is This.

An experienced Kenyan lawyer recently filed a petition with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against the countries of Israel and Italy, as well as historical figures that have been … here is the link to story…

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This Lawyer needs to understand why, and what Jesus came for…To do the will of the Father…So the Scriptures can be fulfilled…To fulfill The Holy Law of God, and to lay down His life willingly for His sheep…us, you and I. Most folks are totally lost, clueless and ignorant to the things of Christ and Gods Word, because they are either lost and are unable to understand the things of God, or don’t take the time and effort to study the Bible daily.  Nobody killed Jesus, Jesus laid down His life willingly for a lost, sinful, and dying people, in a cursed world.

He says so Himself….Hear Him.

Jesus speaking…

John 10:7-18 NKJV

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. [8] All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. [9] I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. [10] The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. [11] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. [12] But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. [13] The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. [14] I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. [15] As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. [16] And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. [17] “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. [18] No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

ALSO JESUS SPEAKING….

John 18:36-37 NKJV

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” [37] Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Matthew 26:47-56 NKJV

And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people. [48] Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.” [49] Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. [50] But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. [51] And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. [52] But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. [53] Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? [54] How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” [55] In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. [56] But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.

Jesus Christ is scourged and pierced, bruised and torn, and at last slain; since nothing but the blood of the incarnate Son of God could make atonement for our sinful offences. No human mind can adequately estimate the infinite value of the divine sacrifice, for great as is the sin of God’s people, the atonement which takes it away is immeasurably greater. 

Therefore, the believer, even when sin rolls like a black flood, and the remembrance of the past is bitter, can yet stand before the blazing throne of the great and holy God, and cry, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died; yea rather, that hath risen again.” 

There you have the answer from Jesus Himself. Jesus laid down His life willingly for you. He was born for this cause. Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord? Jesus died for you…He Loves you and wants to save you from the wrath that is to come.

John 3:35-36 NKJV

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. [36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

PHARAOH HAD A DREAM

Genesis 41:1-16 NKJV
Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river. 

[2] Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow. 

[3] Then behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ugly and gaunt, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the river. 

[4] And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke. 

[5] He slept and dreamed a second time; and suddenly seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good. 

[6] Then behold, seven thin heads, blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them. 

[7] And the seven thin heads devoured the seven plump and full heads. So Pharaoh awoke, and indeed, it was a dream. 

[8] Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh. 

[9] Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember my faults this day. 

[10] When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker, 

[11] we each had a dream in one night, he and I. Each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream. 

[12] Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard. And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own dream. 

[13] And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened. He restored me to my office, and he hanged him.” 

[14] Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh. 

[15] And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.” 

[16] So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.”

Pharaoh’s dream has too often been my waking experience. My days of sloth have ruinously destroyed all that I had achieved in times of zealous industry; my seasons of coldness have frozen all the genial glow of my periods of fervency and enthusiasm; and my fits of worldliness have thrown me back from my advances in the divine life. I had need to beware of lean prayers, lean praises, lean duties, and lean experiences, for these will eat up the fat of my comfort and peace. If I neglect prayer for never so short a time, I lose all the spirituality to which I had attained; if I draw no fresh supplies from heaven, the old corn in my granary is soon consumed by the famine which rages in my soul. When the caterpillars of indifference, the cankerworms of worldliness, and the palmerworms of self-indulgence, lay my heart completely desolate, and make my soul to languish, all my former fruitfulness and growth in grace avails me nothing whatever. How anxious should I be to have no lean-fleshed days, no ill-favoured hours! If every day I journeyed towards the goal of my desires I should soon reach it, but backsliding leaves me still far off from the prize of my high calling, and robs me of the advances which I had so laboriously made. The only way in which all my days can be as the “fat kine,” is to feed them in the right meadow, to spend them with the Lord, in His service, in His company, in His fear, and in His way. Why should not every year be richer than the past, in love, and usefulness, and joy?-I am nearer the celestial hills, I have had more experience of my Lord, and should be more like Him. O Lord, keep far from me the curse of leanness of soul; let me not have to cry, “My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me!” but may I be well-fed and nourished in Thy house, that I may praise Thy name.

By: Charles Spurgeon 



Will Ye Also Go Away?

Jesus Speaks To His Disciples 
​John 6:61-71 KJV

When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 

[62] What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 

[63] It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 

[64] But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 

[65] And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 

[66] From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 

[67] Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 


[68] Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 

[69] And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 

[70] Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 

[71] He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.