In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 25, we find these words spoken by Christ,
31 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 the sheep from the goats.
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand but the goats on his 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 hungered, 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 The shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered,
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, in so much as
you have done it unto one of these the least of my brethren, you have done it unto me.
41The shall he say 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 hungered and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and e clothed me not: sick, and in
prison, and ye visited me not.
44 The shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, 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
unto one of the least of these, ye did it not unto me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life
This event was also foretold elsewhere in the scriptures, note Isa. 2:2-4,
2 And it shall come to past in the last days that the mountain of the LORDís house
shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the
LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we shall
walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall
beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
The judgment of God is perfect in its workings. It is designed to reveal the true intents of the hearts of men. None can hide from its searching.
It is now 16 years since the events of Waco. There have been those who freely gave their support in our hour of need. What I want to do here is take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow believers to express our appreciation. This extends also to those who have continued with us. True love, knows no boundaries. This was demonstrated by God in sending his Son to save mankind. The work of Grace was to nurture this love among believers bringing us to full maturity in the virtues of this most Divine principle.
The love of God is inseparably tied to the will of God. Those who are possessed by it find themselves unwittingly doing the will of God. To be found in the will of God is evidence of eternal life. Being unconditional, the love of God is also received by faith. Only as it is rejected is anyone lost. With its twin pillars of mutuality and spontaneity it is the founding principle of the Kingdom of God. All who enter there are possessed of its life imbuing virtue. It is this love that we see motivating those on the right mentioned above in Mt. 25. They saw a need and without thought of loss or reward proceeded to minister not knowing they were ministering to the brethren of Christ. Whilst they may not have known the full significance of what they have done God knows.
Despite the passing of time the truths we lived, and died for, remains within us. We have but a short time before the veil is finally lifted. Then the full reality of this Divine Mystery that has been unfolding before the eyes of the world will be fully known.
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