THE LEAST OF THESE
The portion of the sermon which Jesus
gave from the Mount of Olives (usually called the Olivet Discourse) found in
Matthew 24 and 25, includes important statements which help us understand how
Christians are to conduct themselves. This is the lengthy speech where the
LORD divides the sheep from the goats, as He describes those who are
rejected because of their actions (or lack thereof).
“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: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye
clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not” (Matthew
The account goes on to tell us how those who are
rejected appear to be bewildered, as they ask God When Did These Things
“Then shall they also answer
him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or
naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee” (Matthew
God replies with statements of fact, as
He informs the allegorical “goats” that when they failed to
minister to the least of these, they failed to do such things for
“Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it
not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment” (Matthew
Since the metaphoric “sheep” (who are
saved) ask the same question as the “goats” who are judged, this is
not an example of the still widely misunderstood Dialectic
process – that insidious system where the Spirit which is resident in the
False Prophet seeks to dialogue, in order to diminish the facts and
sustain the relationships which are not constructed on the foundation of
truth. Rather, the LORD is communicating that He is present in any
circumstance, and as people interact with each other in this worldly realm, we
must see through the physical, and recognize the spirits are swirling about all
the players on this earthly stage.
The reader will note how the parable tells us the
allegorical “king” approves of the “sheep” who
constructively responded to the needy:
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in” (Matthew
Even though they were received by the LORD, they still
asked When Did These Things Occur?
It’s here that we note a subtle change, which
helps us to differentiate between the two sequences, even though it is commonly
overlooked. The fact is, when the allegorical “king“ answers the
“sheep” who question When Did These Things Occur, He adds a
modifier which was not present when He answered the “goats.”
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40).
It is self evident the “goats” who are
banished into “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
angels” (Matthew 25:41) are not His “brethren,” so this is an
important distinction. This is not to say that believers may only
exhibit compassion when the suffering party is among their
“brethren,” but rather we need to recognize the Gospel of Jesus
Christ does not negate the concept of reaping what we sow.
Indeed, the massive infrastructures of this world which are committed to
relieving misery, poverty, and individual degradation are largely administered
by ungodly governments with a non-Christian worldview.
In political terms, the Biblical mandate which states
“that if any would not work, neither should he eat” (II
Thessalonians 3:10) is widely ignored in favor of a universal redistribution of
productivity, seeking to alleviate the recompense associated with inactivity,
or functional inability. This is manifested in the ungodly socialist mindset
which takes from those who have, and gives to those who have not, to create the
middle ground allegorized as Lukewarm in Revelation.
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
The effort to minimize the consequences of poor choices
effectively diminishes the impact of those choices. The Child of God is to
emulate Jesus, who told us to “seek not [our] own will, but
the will of the Father” who sent Jesus.
“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in
heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45).
The reader will remember when the disciples wanted to
pull up the tares (the weeds) which an enemy had placed in the Wheat Field, the
LORD forbade them, as they might inadvertently pull up some of the wheat:
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time
of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and
bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn”
The LORD is the one who decides the fate of every man,
and while we yet draw breath, the door to heaven (Revelation 4:1) is still open
to all human kind through the free gift of salvation found in Jesus
Christ. However, the concept of grace is not a license to
continue in the deceptive ways of the world, for God is not mocked. In other
words, if a person (or a people) continually turns away from the truth, even
when they don’t think it’s the truth, it’s very unwise to try
to get in the way of their ultimate consequences.
In this regard, the LORD speaks about how His wrath is
upon the Spiritual identity associated with the mysterious figure Edom.
“…thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build,
but I will throw down; and they shall call them…the people against whom
the Lord hath indignation for ever” (Malachi 1:4)
God even declares there is no escape from Him,
regardless of where such may run and hide, for His anger against some will last
“Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou
set thy nest among the stars, thence [from there] will I bring thee down, saith
the Lord” (Obadiah 1:4).
Few are able to accurately mix the metaphors, but we
don’t see a great deal of compassion in the story of Abraham, when
the rich man in hell begs him to send Lazarus with just a drop of water
to ease his torment.
“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime
receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is
comforted, and thou art tormented” (Luke 16:25).
Since JESUS flatly stated the things that were
done to “the least of these” were actually done to Him, at the Christian
Media ministry we recognize a contemporary corollary to this principle, and
it is ominous. God has revealed prophetic truth, and we’ve been called to
transmit that truth to those who believe that Christ is with them. We freely
send what we know, via thousands of Emails, to lists of purported Christians,
pastors, ministry figures – in addition to the sheep and the goats.
A couple of times every single week, an unknown number
of those believers files a complaint with Internet authorities and, instead of
politely asking to be removed from our mailing list, they rely on the power of
the world, and accuse us of unfairly invading their presumed rights, and
sending them Spam. Some even threaten us with litigation, or worse. The
symbolism is not lost on us, as the very term “Spam” is derived
from pig meat – obviously an unclean animal as defined in
Scripture. Many of those receiving these prophetic messages send back emails
rebuking me, and tell me I need to repent, because the spirit in them has
deceived them into thinking that I am in serious error.
When a Spam complaint is filed, every single week
thousands of Christians are deprived of the Spiritual truth the LORD has
entrusted us with, until the complaint has run its course. Thus, since a
“believer” has been confronted with a Word from the LORD, and
they have directly sought to neutralize that Word – even labeling
it as unclean – we are saddened as such individuals have refused to
hear what the Spirit earnestly desires to tell them.
Since we are “the least of these,” when the
deceived revile us, these Scriptures indicate they are doing it to the LORD
Himself. Further, as we are seeking to Spiritually feed, clothe, and minister
truth to those who are “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and
naked” (Revelation 3:17), those who attempt to impede those efforts
through the earthly power of the ungodly through “Spam” complaints,
are doing it to the LORD Himself.
“[But] I reckon that the sufferings of this present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in
us” (Romans 8:18).
The Bible tells us that in the last days many will be
deceived, even as they reject communication from the LORD, because those who
have fallen into error are almost always certain they are on the right track.
“…[the truth] of these things; in which are some
things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable
wrest…unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing
ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error
of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness” (II Peter 3:16, 17).
-- James Lloyd
To try to communicate the fact that God forecast the entire
history of the world in the Scriptures, including predictions of a massive Falling
Away from the truth of the Gospel at the time of the end (II Thessalonians
2:3), Christian Media has an online on-demand video elaborating on the
crucial facts seen in THE LEAST OF THESE. However,
the enemy has already sown tares in this vineyard, and we choose not to provide
the website links here, as those who think they’re doing God service are
tirelessly trying to excise the truth from the Internet.
Viewing of the online video on this subject is
completely free, and we greatly desire as many as possible will see it (a new
video will replace it in another week), but to examine this subject further, we
ask for a green light from you to send you the link. Further, because there are
many vested interests which are threatened by the content Christian Media
provides, regular efforts are made to penetrate our ranks – including
hacker attacks. Incredibly, we’ve already proven that
“Christian” parties have actually hired hackers to take down our
websites. Thus, we desire to weed out those who are insincere about further
examinations of the truth of the Gospel, so we send the links to our Internet
materials via surface mail.
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