Matthew 25:31-34225:31. "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
25:32. "All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
25:33. "And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34. "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
On Jesus' second coming, He appears as King of kings and Chief Shepherd to divide sheep from the goats.
Sheep's position is on the God's right hand, Goat's position is on the God's left hand.
Basic of separation is not physical things, but Heavenly wisdom.Ecclesiates 10:210:2. A wise man's heart is at his right hand, But a fool's heart at his left.
How can we receive Heavenly wisdom?
ad. 2. Getting Heavenly wisdom through meekness
- Through fear of God.
- Through meekness
James 3:133:13. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.James1:211:21. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
Meekness is ability to receive hard teaching Word, which is sharper than any two-edged sword.
The processes are listening to Word of God earnestly, understanding it, believing in it (Word of God is rooted in heart), until practicing it.The result of obedienceis we receive wisdom fruit from Heaven
All wealth and cleverness we collect in this world will mean nothing without God's wisdom. Proverbs 9:19:1. Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;
Heavenly wisdom builds the perfect body of Christ (number 7 refers to perfection).If we have heavenly wisdom/obedience,we will be used in the building of the perfect body of Christ
The building of the body of Christ is begun from marriage/household, at church/shepherding, between shepherding until the perfect body of Christ. If we are used in the ministry of the building of the body of Christ, we are equipped with 3 things, those are
- Ministry from Son of God.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12. for the equipping of the saintsfor the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Requirement that we can receive ministry is living in holiness.
How can we live in holiness?
We have to abide in the holy place/shepherding. There are 3 kinds of persevance in 3 main services, those are:
- The golden candlestick -->persevarance in committing general service -->bearing thirtyfold fruit.
- The table of showbread -->persevarance in committing bible study service and holy communion -->bearing sixtyfold fruit.
- The golden altar of incense -->persevarance in committing prayer service -->bearing hundredfold fruit.
Result of perseverance in the shepherding is experiencing intensive purification like branch abides in the Vine.
The ministry is like we are wearing tunic of many colors. If we have the ministry, our life will be made beautiful by God.
- The gifts of the Holy Spirit from Holy Spirit.
4:7. But to each one of us grace was givenaccording to the measure of Christ's gift.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are magical ability from Holy Spirit that we can minister according to our ministry.
1 Timothy 4:14
4:14. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
Where do we get the gift of Holy Spirit?
We can get it from Word of God and hand laying by a shepherd.
After receiving the ministry and the gift of Holy Spirit, do not neglect the ministry, so the trust will not be moved to others. If we are being moved by God but we are not obedient, someday there is no more chance to minister.
Consequence of negligence is tunic of many colors will be moved, that life becomes no longer beautiful like Esau, who lost his tunic of many colors and wailed for his whole life.
- Love from God the Father.
4:15. but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--
4:16. from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Our motive power in the ministry of building of the body of Christ is love of God the Father, that our ministry becomes eternal.
5:43. "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
5:44. "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
5:45. "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46. "For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
5:47. "And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
5:48. "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
The Love of God the Father is perfect love like shining sun. If we minister up to the top that is worship, we will be shined by the love of God the Father.
Usefulness ofthelove of God the Father are:
- Warming us, that we do not have spiritual cold, but always be faithful and burning for serving God.
- Facing dark cloud and rain, those are problems and temptation until the impossible one. If there are dark cloud/rain, but the sun keeps on shining, it will result in rainbow.
It means God's glory will finish all problems and temptation even the imppossible one.
- Changing us from carnal men to spiritual men like Jesus.
It starts from face which is changed as follows:
- Scowl (desperate or dissapointed face, in depression, stress, and emotion) is changed to beaming face.
- Pale face (worries) is changed to beaming face.
- Ugly face like dog and pig, or wicked and unclean life, is changed to beaming face.
Beaming face is peaceful heart, calm heart, having hope to God, and loving God.
Until one day, we will be changed to become as glorious as God and be on the Heaven's right side.
13:43. "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
God blesses us.