As Joseph said, the Judgment will be between the righteous (the believers, sheep) and the apparent-righteous (the unbelievers, goats).
The believers…the sheep… will be found as doers of the Word (to have love for another) when the least brothers (servants) come to speak His words of life and spirit to their hearing ears. The “holy angels” = the holy messages of the Lord that we are to hear.
Matthew 25:31 KJV (31) 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
The sheep will remember to let brotherly love continue and will be found being hospitable towards those least brothers (His servants….the “strangers”) sent out by Him to speak His words of spirit (the angels). The sheep will entertain strangers and the words that they will speak….the holy messages (angels) of the Lord.
Hebrews 13:1-2 KJV (1) Let brotherly love continue. (2) Be not
forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained
The sheep will be faithful in this (letting brotherly love continue) towards “strangers” who come to speak His words…His messages of spirit (the holy “angels”).
3 John 1:5-12 KJV (5) Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou
doest to the brethren, and to strangers; (6) Which have borne witness
of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their
journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: (7) Because that for
his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
They will be found receiving those least brothers…being fellow helpers to the Truth.
(8) We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be
fellowhelpers to the truth.
But the goats (the Diotrephes-acting people of the churches and their followers) will not receive those brothers but will instead go about “killing the messengers” of His words of life and spirit by prating against them with malicious words.
(9) I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the
preeminence among them, receiveth us not. (10) Wherefore, if I come,
I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with
malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself
receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them
out of the church.
In this coming time, the goats will follow after the evil example of those who love to be first (who love to have the preeminence) in berating excessively those servants of the Word sent by Him to speak to their churches.
(11) Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen
God. (12) Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth
itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is
The Son will set His sheep on His right hand (dexios…. which comes from the word dechomai which means “to receive”) as the sheep will receive the brothers with brotherly love ( by being doers of the Word) while the goats will not receive them in their following of the evil example set by Diotrephes. The word for “left” (euōnumos) means “good name”.
Matthew 25:33 KJV (33) And he shall set the sheep on his right hand,
but the goats on the left.
The sheep will receive those brothers who are sent by Him to speak His words to their ears. In receiving those least brothers, they receive Him and the Father that sent Him. The Lord will reward those who are found doing such things.
Matthew 10:40-42 KJV (40) He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he
that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. (41) He that receiveth
a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward;
and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man
shall receive a righteous man's reward.
The “least” brothers are “little” as they are humble….and they will “thirst” for a welcome response (a cup of cold water so to speak). The sheep will be found being hospitable by entertaining those “strangers” and His words that they speak.
(42) And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones
a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto
you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
The least brothers will be persecuted for speaking His words as the religious world will hate them and speak abusive things against them. As Paul (whose name means “little”), they will be persecuted by false brothers (the goats) and those who will not agree with them and suffer hardships by unbelievers as they speak the Word of Truth.
2 Corinthians 11:23-27 KJV (23) Are they ministers of Christ? (I
speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above
measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. (24) Of the Jews
five times received I forty stripes save one. (25) Thrice was I
beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a
night and a day I have been in the deep; (26) In journeyings often,
in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own
countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils
in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false
brethren; (27) In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in
hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
The goats have a “good name” but will not have the good works to show for it.
Like the “dead church” in Revelation, they have a name that they are alive but are “dead” as faith without good works is dead. They will not show forth their faith that they profess by doing good deeds towards those least brothers sent out by the Lord to speak His words via the Spirit of Truth.
Their works are evil and are not good works shown towards those brothers. The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God. Sardis = “red ones” = those found in wrath. They are "red" with wrath.
Revelation 3:1 KJV (1) And unto the angel of the church in Sardis
write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and
the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou
livest, and art dead.
Faith without good works is dead being alone.
James 2:17 KJV (17) Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead,
James 2:26 KJV (26) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
faith without works is dead also.
James 2:20 KJV (20) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith
without works is dead?
The “dead” church…the wrathful church… was found without good works that completes their faith. Their works were not “perfect” (complete) before God when they will hear the Spirit speaking to them through those brothers sent out to speak His words to their hearing ears.
They are counseled to “awake” (be watchful) and cast off the works of darkness: the wrath, the contentions, the envy, the strife, the hatred, etc. They must awake and put on Christ (the white garment) and walk in the Spirit before Him. Good works will complete their faith before God.
Revelation 3:2 KJV (2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which
remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect
Good works towards the hearing of His voice completes our faith. By works is faith made “perfect”…complete.
James 2:22 KJV (22) Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and
by works was faith made perfect?
Even though their sins are "red" (as the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God), they shall be white as snow...or wool (think sheep here)...if only they would put away the evil of their doings before His eyes and cease to do evil.
Isaiah 1:16-19 KJV (16) Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil
of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; (17) Learn to
do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless,
plead for the widow. (18) Come now, and let us reason together, saith
the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as
snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If they are willing and obedient, they shall eat of the good of the land as they will be able to eat of the knowledge of the Lord who comes to open up our minds to the Scriptures.
(19) If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the
If any man be willing to DO His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God or not. He will be able to eat of the good Word of God....to understand it when he hears it.
John 7:16-17 KJV (16) Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is
not mine, but his that sent me. (17) If any man will do his will, he
shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak
Yet, the goats in this coming time will not complete their faith when He comes to speak to us His words of life and spirit ( the “holy angels”) through the least brothers sent by Him (His messengers of the Word of Truth). The goats will not overcome and will be ashamed of Him and His words. His words = the holy angels. They will not glorify the Father when they hear them.
Luke 9:26 KJV (26) For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my
words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in
his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
The angels are ALL ministering “spirits”….breaths…that are sent forth (out-spoken words) to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. They are ministering breaths to those who will hear what the Spirit is saying.
Hebrews 1 KJV (13) But to which of the angels said he at any time,
Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? (14)
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them
who shall be heirs of salvation?
The breaths (spirits) of just men are made complete as the Lord interprets all of the words of the biblical witnesses of the Scriptures.
Hebrews 12:22-24 KJV (22) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto
the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels, (23) To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the
Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) And
to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
The living words of the biblical saints were written before for our learning today as the Lord opens up the Scriptures to our minds in the Spirit of Truth that makes their witness alive in our ears and minds.
Romans 15:4-7 KJV (4) For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of
the scriptures might have hope. (5) Now the God of patience and
consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to
The words of the biblical witnesses as written in the Scriptures are made alive in our hearing by the heavenly interpretation of the Lord above so that we may be of one mind and be one mouth glorifying God for what we hear. The Lord comes in His glory...and we respond by glorifying Him.
We must put aside the old theological understandings and receive one another when we hear and receive the knowledge of our Lord who comes to open up the Scriptures to our minds. We were once divided over our theological differences but now the Son of God comes to give us an understanding which unites us in one mind and one mouth.
(6) That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (7) Wherefore receive ye one
another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
The Lord comes to give us an understanding as He sends His messengers (His words and those who speak them) that shall gather His elect from the "four winds"....from EVERY wind of doctrine that is currently "preached" in the cunning, in the craftiness of men with a view to the scheming of deceit.
Mark 13:27 KJV (27) And then shall he send his angels, and shall
gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part
of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
The modern-day Diotrepheses of the churches will exalt themselves though in this coming time and exercise their authority over the churches as they will seek to prevent others from receiving the Words of the Lord and those brothers sent by Him to speak them.
The “least” brothers do not come as “kings” but come as servants of the Lord.
Matthew 20:25-28 KJV (25) But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,
and they that are great exercise authority upon them. (26) But it
shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let
him be your minister; (27) And whosoever will be chief among you, let
him be your servant: (28) Even as the Son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for
The least brother is a servant in the Word of Truth and comes in the Lord's name (authority) and does not come in His own authority as a "king" preacher of the Word.
Matthew 23:11 KJV (11) But he that is greatest among you shall be
They do not come preaching themselves (in their own authority) but come as servants for Jesus’ sake. They will come in the authority of the Lord who sends them to speak His words freely as they have freely received.
2 Corinthians 4:5 KJV (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ
Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
They do not come to speak His words for money’s sake but will preach to us the gospel of God freely….unlike the “super apostles” who come in their own authority and preach for money.
2 Corinthians 11:5-7 KJV (5) For I suppose I was not a whit behind
the very chiefest apostles. (6) But though I be rude in speech, yet
not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you
in all things. (7) Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that
ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God
"We have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things". Paul has showed us all things: how that laboring with our own hands to support our own earthly necessities supports the "weak" minds of this world as they speak evil of the overseers of the churches who do not work with their own hands but instead live as kings by preaching for money's sake and covet after the congregations things. They make the sheep merchandise and the outside world blasphemes His Holy Name because of them doing such things.
Acts 20:33-35 KJV (33) I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or
apparel. (34) Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have
ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. (35) I
have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support
the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It
is more blessed to give than to receive.
The goats will be found not letting brotherly love continue as they will not be kind to those servants of the Lord sent by Him to speak His words to their ears. They will not be hospitable to those who hunger for their welcoming response. They will treat them as "strangers" and not receive them nor their words. Those least brothers will be persecuted by the unbelievers of the churches and they will not comfort them and will join others who will delight to do such things.
Those who are cursed shall go into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil (the slanderer) and his messengers...those who will speak his words in their wrath as they give place to the devil in their hearts and mouths.
They will die in their sins....their evil speaking...as judgment as their tongue becomes a fire that will not cease speaking evil until they perish from this earth. Their own tongue will bring evil back upon their own heads and it shall "torment" them.
There will be no more sacrifice (the Lord's) for their willful sins (even though they know the command of the Lord who commanded us to have love for one another). They will stubbornly not do His will and so their final judgment will be without mercy...without mixture... for their willful sins.
Matthew 25:41-46 KJV (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: (42) For I was an hungred, and ye gave
me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: (43) 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. (44) 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
The goats will not receive the persecuted brothers who speak His words. They are not doers of the Word. The sheep will be found behaving in brotherly love as they will receive those brothers sent by Him to speak His words.
(45) 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. (46) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.