Sheep & the Goats
The Second Coming of Jesus
by Pastor John Hamel
“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: And before
Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” (Matthew
These are Jesus’
words. He is talking about His “Second Coming.”
There is coming a
day when Jesus Christ will return as promised and separate all the
unbelievers from the Believers.
Believers will be directed immediately to the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Judgment of
The unbelievers will
be directed immediately to the Great White Throne
Judgment, the Judgment of Eternal Punishment.
referred to this as separating “the sheep from the goats.” My wife
and I have both done some rather detailed study of raising sheep and shepherding.
We have come to clearly understand why Jesus refers to unbelievers as
“goats” and Believers as “sheep.”
Goats can be quite
independent and unruly, even destructive.
This is precisely why Jesus
referred to those who reject His claims of Deity and His
teachings as “goats.” It takes a rebellious, self-willed and unruly
individual to reject not only Jesus’ claims to Deity but the outstanding
Miracles He performs as confirmation of His Deity. Jesus still
performs Miracles today. (Hebrews 13:8)
only have I seen miracles, I am a miracle.
Over two decades ago
I was delivered from drug addiction when I prayed in Jesus’ Name. After I
prayed, I fell unconscious in my living room for NEARLY THREE FULL DAYS.
I did not dream, change positions, eat or drink during that period of
time. All bodily functions shut down supernaturally!
regained consciousness, I was free!
Later in life, the
Lord gave me a friendship with a man, Ronald Coyne, who was also a miracle.
He could see through an empty eye socket. His eyeball had been
surgically removed as a result of an accident over 30 years earlier.
Soon after this unfortunate event, a woman Evangelist prayed for him and he
actually began to see through that empty eye socket.
traveled all over the world demonstrating this miracle and telling people
about Jesus’ Miracle power. You may have seen him on one of his many,
many appearances on Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo Rivera,
Oprah Winfrey and other popular television programs. His name is
Ronald Coyne. Go on the Internet and search for "The Plastic
Eyeball Miracle." Read it for yourself.
Keep in mind this
is not someone I heard about or saw on television. This is someone
the Lord gave me a friendship with. He even demonstrated this miracle
in my Church a couple of times. He popped that plastic eyeball out
and placed it right on my pulpit. I covered his existing eye with a
handkerchief folded eight times, using half a roll of adhesive tape to hold
it in place.
He then proceeded to read through that empty eye socket
anything that anyone brought to him. People were astounded.
Many burst into tears asking God to forgive them for their sins.
Ronald once told me on the telephone that he could see through that empty
eye socket 24 and 7, with or without the plastic eyeball in place.
So, you just can’t
tell me that Jesus doesn’t perform miracles any longer. Only a rebellious, untrustworthy, self-willed and
unruly individual would dare to tell God what He can and cannot do
Unlike goats, sheep
are submissive, faithful, predictable, dependant, easy to entreat and for
the most part, orderly and manageable.
This is why Jesus refers to
people who believe in His claims to Deity, who adhere to His teachings and
who accept His Lordship as “sheep.”
In order to be a follower of
Jesus, one must recognize their dependence upon the Great Shepherd’s provision and protection.
(Psalm 23:1-6) Followers must be submissive to His will, easy to
teach, orderly and manageable. This is why they are called “sheep.”
Where will you
stand when Jesus returns?
The first time He came it was as man’s Savior. (John 3:16)
The second time
He comes it will be as man’s Judge. (John
Jesus will be coming again soon, so very soon. Will you
be placed with the sheep or with the goats when He returns?
The goats will go
to His left hand.
“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 5:41)
The sheep will go
to His right hand.
“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.” (Matthew 5:34)
It’s our prayer
that you will be placed to His right hand as a result of reading this
message and having prayed, “Jesus, You’re my choice.
I want to be ready when You come again. I will
depend upon You. I will submit to You. Teach me and I will obey You.” (Romans 10:13)
Be Blessed … John and
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