Monday, March 28, 2011

Where Will You Be Standing?

"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.  (Matthew 25:31-33)

Where will you be standing on that day? Are you one of the sheep or are you a goat? Notice how these two groups are divided; many people miss the fact that the separation takes place before the behavioural identifications.

They are divided because of what they ARE – not because of what they do. The doing follows the being. I want to let you in on a little secret; we are all born goats. Now take a lesson from nature, how does a goat born on the farm become a sheep? It doesn’t, not ever – we are talking sci-fi impossibility realm here.

The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”    (Mark 10:26-27)

In nature no animal born a goat can become a sheep, this includes you and I – born goats we are doomed to be standing on the left when Jesus separates the nations. In natural terms goats do not become sheep, with man this is impossible, but not with God – with God all things are possible. We were born goats but with Jesus comes the opportunity to be born again –this time, you guessed it – as sheep!

Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”  (John 3:3)

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