“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.”
Brothers and Sisters can you tell the difference between a Sheep and a Goat? Sheep are Sheep and Goats are Goats the Two will never be the same. One important difference is the Blood, not the Blood within their veins, but The Blood that has Washed Away Sin.
We know by the Scripture above that The Shepherd is Jesus and we know that the Sheep are the Blood Bought and the Goats are not. We must also understand that The Shepherd is Master Over Them All and He is the one who decides Whom Is A Sheep and Whom Is A Goat. We must also understand that The Shepherd Separates the Sheep from the Goats and will not allow them to be together as they have been on Earth.
“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: … 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:”
Matthew 25:34, 41
Brothers and Sisters we need to know Who Is A Sheep and Who Is A Goat…Jesus knows them and we should be able to as well. There are No Secret Blood Bought, let The Truth be known, that if they do Hide Whom They Are…are they really Sheep?
“14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
The Blood Bought are the Light Of The World, which cannot be Hidden, if they are Walking In Obedience. Now, before I go any farther, there are those who must Hide Their True Identity, not confessing who they are, but, they must still Walk As Sheep. What this means is that they Bear The Fruit Of The Spirit…
These are the Sheep…
“22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
These are the Goats…
“19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The Walk of The Sheep will Walk in Contrary to the Goats, The Will Of God Demands It…
“16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”
Now, there are some who Walk as Goats but are Sheep being involved in such things as Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Wrath, Strife, Heresies, Envyings and Drunkenness…REPENT, turn from these things that are Contrary to The Spirit Of God!!! For such who do these things are in torment, for the Flesh will never Agree with The Spirit, they cannot.
Now, so that it is clear, let me break down this list that is among the Brothers and Sisters…
Adultery: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse.
Fornication: sexual intercourse between people not married to each other.
Uncleanness: not clean; dirty; morally or spiritually impure; evil; vile: unclean thoughts.
Lasciviousness: describe a person’s behavior that is driven by thoughts of sex. (this is outside of marriage)
Idolatry: the worship of idols, extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something worldly or someone.
Witchcraft: the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells, bewitching or fascinating attraction or charm. This one also includes being Stubborn and Rebellion. (1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king.”)
Hatred: intense dislike or ill will.
Wrath: strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation.
Strife: vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism, a quarrel, struggle, or clash, competition or rivalry.
Heresies: belief or opinion contrary to doctrine. An opinion profoundly at odds with what is generally accepted.
Envyings: desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to someone else.
Drunkenness: the state of being intoxicated; intoxication.
Revellings: to take great pleasure or delight, usually followed by or in “letting loose” or “going wild”. Sports is one of the biggest of these.
These things should not be within your Walk and if they are, REPENT!!! These things above are considered Roots, but, with each one there can be a Variant. Now, it does not mean that we as The Blood Bought do not slip and fall, but in our fall let Grace Abound Unto Repentance and a Greater Understanding to What God calls Sin, let us turn away!
We must understand that we must Change our Thoughts, our Habits, our Friends, our Associations, and even our Family to overcome these things. We are to Strive even as Paul said, that we must take each day to Run in a Race as though there is only One Winner. We must bring our Body’s into Subjection to The Word Of God!
“24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Brothers and Sisters, the House Of God needs to Repent, needs to Washed By The Word. Many celebrate this day in Remembrance to Jesus being Resurrected, having Victory Over Sin and Death (just an fyi, this is not the Day Jesus was Resurrected, this day, has been a Morph of a Pagan celebration with a Christian celebration). We need to understand that the list above is Sin and Jesus is Victorious Over Them All! But, be not ignorant, as long as we are here in the Flesh, we will always struggle with the Desires Of The Flesh, those are things we must Fight Against.
“14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
“When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?”
2 Corinthians 1:17
Let not Grace be an Excuse to Sin! There are things that we must do to allow Grace to Abound in our Lives, we must change our way of thinking and look at things through Gods Eyes. We need to refrain from those who would drag us down into Sin and we must Take Control over the Flesh in order to be The Children Of God!
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
“4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?”
Brothers and Sisters it is Our Choice whether to Walk In The Spirit or to Walk In The Flesh, Jesus Will NOT FORCE YOU, but it is of our own Free Will whom we will serve. Those of you who are Leaders, Called By Jesus, become Nosy in those who you watch over, dig into their Lives making sure that they Walk Not After The Flesh, for you will be held accountable to Jesus for Their Lives.
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.”
There are many that will give an account of those they were to watch over and it will not be a Godly Account of their Lives and we will grieve over such who have Walked In Disobedience. Let us do all that we can to Walk Accountable To Jesus, that The Blood that Jesus Shed will not be in vain to those who choose to Walk In The Flesh, but bring Deliverance and Victory Over Sin.
Remember, you are either
a Sheep or a Goat,
you cannot be both and
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!