The Gospels – The Gospel According to Matthew
The Judgment of the Son of Man
Matthew 25:31-46 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.
Before the final end, there will be a preceding separation into sheep and goats. This means that all human beings will be divided up into two camps. Those who are for God and those who are not. This separation is automatic and mankind will separate themselves through the nature of their activities and behaviours. The Radiation of God mentioned earlier streams into Creation with an unprecedented force and affects human beings in such a way as to allow them to show their true colours.
Those who have good seeds within them will be encouraged to continue to do so whereas those who have evil within will be forced through this Power to continue to nourish this evil. Through this, it will be clear to the Light who is for It and who is not. This is an automatic spiritual separation that must precede the eventual destruction. Those who have now separated themselves through the nature of their evil behaviours will be hit by the blows of the Judgment and they will perish whereas those who are good will be strengthened and preserved. Each one of us will therefore have to watch ourselves and make certain that we do not allow evil to gain a foothold and make us separate ourselves as the goats from the sheep.