KING JESUS WINS! (Matthew 25:31-33)
Matthew 25:31-33, 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: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
If you are listening to the media, it appears that Satan is winning this war and that we are without hope. However, I have great news…the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible is true, infallible, flawless, never outdated because its prophetic pages are happening even as you read this devotion. The events happening around us today have already been spoken of within the pages of the Scriptures. God is over the affairs of men. It is He who puts rulers on their throne and removes them at His will. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Saviour and those who will repent of their sin and put their trust in Him will have everlasting life with Him in Heaven.
The Son of Man is coming to judge (John 5:22). John 5:22, For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: When Jesus comes, He is coming in glory, as the Son of Man and as the King of the universe. When Jesus comes, He is coming with ten thousands of his saints (Jude 14). An innumerable number will accompany Him, demonstrating the glory and honor rightly due Him (Daniel 7:10). The holy angels will be the attendants and ministers of His justice. When Jesus comes, He is coming to be enthroned. When He sits upon "the throne of His glory," He sits in judgment. He will become the Judge of the whole universe, the Judge who is exalted above all (Revelation 20:11-12). Revelation 20:11-12, And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. When Jesus comes, He is coming to gather all nations. All men will be gathered by the angels and brought before Him. Everyone will be gathered before Him in judgment. Judgment is coming. It is inevitable; it cannot be avoided, nor evaded. No person can escape the coming judgment. The day is coming when everyone on earth will stand before Christ at the judgment.
Like me, you will one day stand before the LORD and give an account of your life. Because God is perfect and just, He is going to judge us according to His Law. We have all broken God’s Moral Law (lying, stealing, hate, lust. selfishness, blasphemy, etc.) and we are going to be found guilty. He will have to punish us for our sins; the consequence being an eternity in Hell. But there is good news! God provided an escape. Jesus Christ, the Messiah and God manifest in the flesh, took the punishment that we, as guilty sinners, deserve when He suffered under God the Father’s wrath and died on the cross. He then defeated death by rising from the dead. God commands us to repent (to turn away from our sins) and trust in Jesus alone to save us, because no amount of good works will ever be enough to get us into Heaven. Jesus said, “ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Judgment is coming. It is inevitable; it cannot be dodged, ducked, denied, derailed, nor dismissed. No person can escape the coming judgment of God. God is going to judge the world by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22).
Christ said five things about His coming from Matthew 25:31-33.
3. When He comes, He is coming to be enthroned (Philippians 2:9-11).
4. When He comes, He is coming to gather all nations (Revelation 19:15).
5. When He comes, He is coming to separate the nations (Matthew 13:49; Ezekiel 34:17).
The sheep will be placed on His right hand and the goats on His left hand. The sheep represent true believers. They are:
The goats represent all unbelievers, those who never professed Christ and those who professed Christ but were not genuine believers.
Christ is now sitting on the throne at the right hand of God. There is a difference between the throne of grace and the throne of judgment pictured in this passage. We can now come to the throne of grace for help (Hebrews 4:16). But one day it will be too late to receive help. At this time, His throne will be a throne of judgment to which there will be no approach apart from judgment. Please consider this message. You may not have tomorrow. Revelation 22:20b, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. People get ready…Jesus is coming!
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Dr. Blackman is passionate about helping others grow in the grace of the Lord. His devotions are centered on how to grow closer to the Lord through a personal relationship with Christ.