No Black Sheep in Heaven
1. Son of Man Comes –
a. As Yahweh. (Matthew 25:31, Zechariah 13:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16)
Zechariah 14:5, You will flee by my mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come and all the holy ones with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:16, For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
b. As the King. (Matthew 25:31, 34, Daniel 7:13b-14)
Daniel 7:13b-14, suddenly one like a son of man was coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before him. He was given dominion, and glory, and a kingdom; so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.
c. To Judge the Nations Concerning Their Treatment of “Him.” (Matthew 25:35, 41-43, Romans 12:19)
Romans 12:19, Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.
2. The Sheep and the Goats –
a. Will not be Surprised with Their Identities. (Matthew 25:32-33, Romans 8:16)
Romans 8:16, The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children…
b. Will be Surprised at Their Judgment. (Matthew 25:37-39, 44)
c. Will End Up in Their Proper “Pens.” (Matthew 25:34, 46; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9, Revelation 22:12-17)
2 Thessalonians 1:5-9, It is clear evidence of God’s righteous judgment that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering, since it is just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to give relief to you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels, when he takes vengeance with flaming fire on those who don’t know God and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will pay the penalty of eternal destruction from the Lord’s presence and from his glorious strength.
Revelation 22:12-17, Look, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me to repay each person according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the root and descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Both the Spirit and the bride say, Come!” Let anyone who hears, say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come. Let the one who desires take the water of life freely.