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Who Will Be Like Jesus To These?

“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. All the nations will be gathered before Him and He will separate them one from another as the shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left”   (Matthew 25:31-33)

There is a coming judgment most today would like to pretend doesn’t exist. It will be the last judgment, the final judgment! What will our sentence be, you and I! Will it be to an everlasting joy joining in Christ’s glory or forever will it be to a forever misery separated from Him and His glory!

It is very hard to tell the goats from the sheep today!

While the Prophets of Old, John The Baptist, Christ Himself, and the Apostles preached “Repent of your sin and Believe“, today’s would be messengers preach something else. They preach “God is love and has a wonderful plan for your life.” They preach peace and safety forgetting what was said: “While they are saying ‘peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

What will the King, and our Judge, Jesus then say to you and I when the sheep and goats have been separated from where they have been allowed to grow together for so long a time, these “Tares and Wheat!”

“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 foundations of the world: for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was in prison and you came to me.'” (Matthew 25:34-36)

“Then He will also say to those on His left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave me no food; I was thirsty and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.'” (Matthew 25:41-43)

Who was Jesus talking about? You and I have never seen Jesus with our own human eyes! So, when did we do things to Jesus, or not do them to Him?

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'” (Matthew 25:40)

The evidence of our faith really depends on how we respond to the question: “Are we seeing a work of God in us making us to be like Christ?” Are we being transformed into His likeness? Pondering these questions, I had to ask myself and you the next question:

Who Will Be Like Jesus To These?

Henry is a man without any hope.
He now lives on the street.
No place does he have that he can call home.
One more nail, he says and he’ll be standing on a rail!
He has a family to feed,
A mortgage gone bad,
And a job that providence will no longer let him have!

Henry, and his family, are left wondering!
Who will be like Jesus!
Who will be like Jesus, to me!

Thomas is a twelve year old boy on the ropes.
He’s been orphaned and forgotten,
Used like a disposable toy by a man who would be Pope.
Every child should know that real love don’t have to hurt!
His heart is slowly turning into stone,
Sold to support a trade,
What little hope he has left is beginning to fade!

Thomas is left wondering!
Who will be like Jesus!
Who will be like Jesus, to me!

Lisa is a mother to be out on her own unkown.
All alone but for the world’s planned parenting game,
She turns sweet sixteen today.
Your body is your own she is told!
Killing this shame is now how the game is being played.
The Opiods help her to deal,
For know one is there to teach her how to love and how to kneel!

Lisa is left wondering!
Who will be like Jesus!
Who will be like Jesus, to me!

Who will make the sacrifice of faith for the hopeless!
Who will give it all away to give hope to the faithless!
So, they might find The Truth, New Life, The Way in Jesus!
They haven’t got a prayer,
From where we sit without a care there in our easy chairs!
They are all quite far away,
From the blessed life you and I didn’t earn nor deserve anyway!

We all were once lost just the same as all the least of these.
If we have truly been found as you and I claim it to be,
We will be a dim reflection of Him when He died upon that tree!
No love will they ever know if God’s love is never shown.
It won’t be now or even forever, if no seed of faith is never sown.
Will we be like Jesus to these we see drowning in the world’s treacherous sea!
If we will not be like Jesus to these in all that we have as professing believers…

What will we be!
Will we still be like Jesus if we are not like Jesus to the least of these!
If we will not give to others from what we have so richly from Him received,
A griever of His Spirit is what we would be, and maybe even an unbeliever!
‘Cause our lives would not be surely showing it,
It would then be us that someone would have to be like Jesus to!
We just wouldn’t know it, ’cause we will have been deceived by the deceiver!

Ron C. Kyker

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I am a layperson with 35 yrs. of teaching Sunday School, bible studies, and preaching on occasion. I teach a bible study in a local prison. I am a 36 yr. counselor/social worker. I am disabled and have devoted the past four years to studying, praying, and writing about my greatest love; this gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to save a man's soul. I also write devotions for a Church in Marion, VA and I write for an orphanage/ministry in Zambia, Africa.

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