Sheep and Goats

Sorry about the late blog.  I have a new schedule at work and everything I used to do at a certain time has changed to accommodate.  This may affect how and when I post until I get it ironed out.  Hope you all understand.

I gained a little more insight into the scripture this past Sunday as Brother Keith Franks brought the message.  This week it was on the differences between goats and sheep, and how in the End of Days God shall separate the goats from the sheep.

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 his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25(KJV)

I had always thought of the verse to mean that the saved people were the sheep and those lost souls who did not accept Christ as their Savior was the goats.  The Pastor (Keith Franks) brought a little deeper insight, though.  The goats and the sheep were all part of the same being.  Most people do not realize or do not accept that a human being is two parts; a physical being and a spiritual one.  These two parts are always at war within us.  The Pastor brought it to my mind that even though we are saved, we still fight that battle.  The sheep represented the spiritual being and the goats the physical.  When the judgement has come, he will separate the sheep from the goats.

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. Matthew 25(KJV)

Thus our physical forms will be separated from our spiritual ones.  No more warring within ourselves! I have read that verse hundreds of times and never saw that.   I don’t think I will look at those two anmals quite the same way ever again.


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