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The Judgements of Jesus.
Part 1

The Judgements of Jesus  Part 1 Video

Medieval, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


The bible says that the Father has given all judgement to His son, Jesus.


[Jhn 5:22 KJV] 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:


Very often when people thing about God’s judgement they think of Judgement Day. However this is only one of the Judgements that will take place. There are in fact several Judgements. Among them are the following:


  • Judgement of Nations

  • Judgement of Cities

  • Judgement of Angels

  • Judgement of Believers

  • Judgement Day


There may well be other judgements but here we will look at the ones listed.

The Last Judgement. Albrecht Altdorfer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


The Sheep and Goat Judgement. Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Nations will be judged by Jesus. We are told about this event in Matthew chapter 25. This event is also known as the Sheep and Goat Judgement.


[Mat 25:31-33 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 his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.


The basis for the judgement will be how the nations have treated the brethren of Jesus. If you are interested in how this affects nations you can find more information on the web site page England and the Jews.


[Mat 25:40 KJV] 40 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.


Jesus’ brethren are spiritually all those who believe in him but naturally they are the Jews.


We can see through history how nations have risen and fallen according to their treatment of the Jews. This is a fulfilment of God’s original blessing to Abraham, when he left Ur of the Chaldees to go to Canaan, which was as follows: 


[Gen 12:3 KJV] 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


There is a curse that is upon those who curse the children of Abraham.


The next Judgement is the Judgement of Cities. We can see this judgement in Matthew chapter 11 where Jesus pronounces woes on unrepentant cities. Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum are all cited as being guilty because they did not repent when seeing the mighty works performed by Jesus. They are told that it will go worse for them on Judgement Day than it will for the land of Sodom.

The three unrepentant cities lay around the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.Paul Waterhouse, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons 


[Mat 11:24 KJV] 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.


It is interesting to note that the Day of Judgement is specifically mentioned as the time when cities will be judged. The basis of the judgement will be whether they accept or reject the works of Christ. On this subject it is relevant to remember that over the course of the centuries most cities and towns have had the gospel preached in them. For example my own town is Okehampton in Devon. John Wesley came to preach here in the 18th Century and was thrown out. However in the city where I was born, Bristol, he was given a hearing and there is still a chapel in his name in the centre of Bristol. Every town and region has a spiritual history. I am still praying for my town.

John Wesley. John Jackson, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Another judgement mentioned in the New Testament is the Judgement of Angels. In 1 Corinthians chapter 6 Paul is discouraging lawsuits among the believers on the basis that they should be able to judge their own matters.


[1Co 6:2-3 KJV] 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?


So believers will take part in the final judgement of the world and in the judgement of angels. Specifically, the fallen angels who rebelled against God. 2 Peter and the Book of Jude tell us that these angels have been cast down to hell to await Judgement Day. There is no hope for them. The decision has been made. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire along with the devil.


[Mat 25:41 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:

Fall of the Rebel Angels. Luca Giordano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Judgements of Jesus.
Part 2


Light of the World. Stained glass: Alfred Handel, via Wikimedia Commons

The Judgements of Jesus. Part 2. Video

Previously we looked at judgements of nations, cities and angels. The next two judgements are judgements of people. Ultimately the bible makes it clear that there are only two classes of people. The wicked and the righteous. People can only be made righteous through faith in Jesus Christ. These people are known as believers. 


Firstly we will look at the Judgement of Believers. All believers will have to give an account to Jesus Christ.


[Rom 14:10-12 KJV] 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.


As a believer I will have to give an account of my life to Jesus who is God.


A typical Bema raised platform in Corinth, via Wikimedia Commons

This judgement is often known as the Bema Judgement because the judgement seat of Christ referred to above is a a raised place or platform known as a Bema.  This is the place where believers will give an account to the Lord as opposed to the Great White Throne where He will sit on Judgement Day.


There is actually no condemnation for believers so what is being judged is actually the works of the person rather than the person themselves. 1 Corinthians chapter 3 explains that the works of a believer will be judged by fire. Figuratively speaking those works made of wood, hay and stubble will be burnt up but those works made of gold, silver and precious stones will survive. 


[1Co 3:13 KJV] 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.


Those believers whose works survive the fire will receive a reward. Those whose works do not survive will themselves escape the flames but receive no reward.


[1Co 3:15 KJV] 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


This judgement is separate from the judgement of all humanity on Judgement Day. This final judgement takes place on the last day of all history as it has to take into account everything that has ever happened in the course of history. This is called the Great White Throne Judgement as Jesus is seated on a white throne


[Rev 20:11-12 KJV] 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

The Last Judgement. Albrecht Altdorfer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


Lake of Fire. D. Howard Hitchcock, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Notice that the dead are judged according to their works here. This is really the judgement of those who have not accepted Christ. Believers who took part in the Bema Judgement will be behind the throne not in front of it. They have been saved by grace through faith. Those who are not believers stand or fall on their good and bad deeds. It says the books were opened (plural). These books could be the records of individual people’s lives recording all the good and bad things done in their lives. This would include thoughts, motives and words as well as deeds.  


No one is able to pass this test so the Book of Life is opened to see who is in it. My belief is that the only way anyone can be in the book is by faith in God through Jesus Christ.


[Rev 20:15 KJV] 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


Judge’s Bench and Jury Box.Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons 

One way of looking at the issue of Judgement is to think of it in terms of a court of law. In a human court the accused is brought before the judge and jury. The case is heard and all evidence is produced. There is a case for the prosecution and a case for the defence. The court is then adjourned and the jury makes its decision bearing in mind the comments of the judge. The defendant is then pronounced innocent or guilty.


Our lives in this world start with us being condemned as we live in a fallen world. The accuser of the brethren continues to accuse us throughout our lives but, for a believer, our defence is the blood of the lamb which paid for our sins. No other defence is effective against the accuser. When we die believers immediately go to the Bema Judgement but unbelievers go to hell to await Judgement Day where Jesus is the judge. Believers are also present at Judgement Day and take part in the judgement of angels.


How God Deals with His Enemies

The Walls of Jericho. John Martin, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

How God Deals with His Enemies Video


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Those who oppose the cross of Christ are the enemies of the Cross of Christ


[Phl 3:18-19 KJV] 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)


So, this is talking about people who only care for themselves and their own status. The cross is where we come in brokenness and humility so prideful arrogant people are in opposition to it.


How does God deal with such people. They may flourish for a time but eventually they are dealt with. We can see this in human history. Take two demonic philosophies. Facism and Stalinism.


I’ve often thought that as both philosophies are opposed to Christ why didn’t Satan cause them to team up so they could conquer the world. 

In fact the pact was terminated on 22 June 1941, when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded the Soviet Union.


God did not allow them to unite but instead turned them against each other. This is something that we see in the bible. God would use the empires of the world to discipline Israel for its rebellion against Him. However when they had done their work they themselves would be destroyed by another empire. Babylon was destroyed by the Medes and Persians. They in turn were defeated by the Greeks who in turn were defeated by the Romans. When Israel crossed the River Jordan into the Promised Land they were faced by seven nations bigger and stronger than themselves.

Belshazzar’s feast. Rembrandt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Slabs with Hittite Sculptures found at Keller near Aintab. Archibald Henry Sayce, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

[Deu 7:1 KJV] 1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;


These nations caused Israel problems but ultimately they were all removed from the face of the earth.


This is relevant to us today because we are facing ideas and philosophies that are trying to destroy our countries from within. One of the biggest battlegrounds is gender ideology. Feminism has been destroying family life and the denominational churches. Feminists are attempting to usurp the man’s authority in the family and in the church. If men speak out against this they are screamed at and called misogynistic. 


Get me to the church on time - DC Gay Pride Parade. Tim Evanson via Wikimedia Commons

How does God deal with this situation. He treats the feminists the same way they treat the men. He uses the transgender men who say they are women to scream at the feminists. This phenomenon will increase and feminist women will not get help from men who are men.


Similarly ungodly churches which deny the authority of the bible will be destroyed by the feminists, transgender people and gay people who they have embraced.


It’s not up to us to judge but God deals with people by using the measure that they use for other people.


[Mat 7:2 KJV] 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.


Ultimately every enemy of God will be destroyed. When did you last meet a Hittite or Girgashite for example. However the Jews are still going strong. God lets his enemies destroy themselves just as Haman was hung on his own scaffold.


So, get on the winning side and do not be anxious about all the ungodly things you see around you. God’s grace is there for all who will receive it. His wrath will remain on those who reject His Son.

Queen Esther Denouncing Haman. Jean-Baptiste Auguste Leloir, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


The Sheep and Goat Judgement of the Nations

Separation of Sheep and Goats. Metropolitan Museum of Art, via Wikimedia Commons

The Sheep and Goat Judgement Video


Zechariah as depicted on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Judgement day is the last day in history and it involves various judgements. The judgement of individuals, the judgement of towns, regions and also nations. Matthew chapter 25 gives us some detail about the judgement of nations.


[Mat 25:31-33 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 his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.


From scripture we know that some nations will survive into the millennial period and we also know that some nations have already been destroyed. Zechariah chapter 14 tells us that the nations will go up to Jerusalem to worship the king. If they don’t go they shall be punished:


[Zec 14:17 KJV] 17 And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

However we don’t know exactly which nations will survive the Judgement and which will be destroyed. There are some clues though. If you have seen my video on the 153 fish you will know that in my opinion the fish represent the 153 nations of the world. The disciples were to be fishers of men. 


[Mat 4:18-19 KJV] 18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.


The fish are all the people groups in the world. When counting up the 153 nations I noticed that one third of them were born in disobedience to God. Two thirds were born according to his perfect will.


The following chart shows that the nations come from three patriarchs. Noah, Abraham and Seir the Horite.

Simon Peter letting down his net. Hole, William, 1846-1917, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Mount Hor, seen from the cliffs near Petra. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849,

The total number of families is 153. However as you can see from the notes not all of them were born in obedience to God. Canaan and his 11 descendants were cursed according to Genesis 9:25. Abraham married his wife’s handmaid, Hagar, because he did not wait for God’s promise of descendants to be fulfilled through his wife. Hagar’s son Ishmael and his 12 descendants make up 13 families altogether. The other group of families listed in Genesis 36 that were born in disobedience were the children of Seir the Horite.  Seir was a Canaanite and so was under a curse. Seir's daughters intermarried with Esau and his sons.  Isaac and Rebekah (Esau's Israelite parents) were greatly disappointed that their son intermarried with Canaanites.

[Gen 26:34-35 KJV] 34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.


 A portion of a page from the Venice Haggadah of 1609. Displays the three wives of Abraham and his sons. From the Yale University Library via Wikimedia Commons

So the 12 Canaanite families, the 13 Ishmaelite families and the 26 families of Seir the Horite come to 51 families. This is exactly one third of the total 153 families. The other 102 families were made up as follows:


The sons of Noah (Genesis10). 14 nations through Japheth. 26 though Shem. 18 through Ham (not including the 12 canaanite families).


The sons of Abraham through Sarah. 12 through Jacob and 16 through Esau. 


The sons of Abraham through Keturah, 16 in all. 


The following chart should make things a bit clearer.


Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Fall of the Rebel Angels, via Wikimedia Commons

 So we, have two thirds of the nations who are in God’s will and one third out of God’s will. The two thirds to one third ratio occurs elsewhere in the bible. One third of the angels rebelled against God and followed Satan according to Revelation chapter 12. Also if you go through the kings of Judah from time when Solomon’s temple was completed (the high point of Israel) to the time when Israel were taken into captivity in Babylon there were 131.5 years when wicked kings ruled and 263 years when righteous kings ruled. An exact one third to two thirds ratio.


My point here is that when we come to the judgement of the nations the two thirds of the nations who are in God’s will are the sheep nations and the one third who  are out of God’s will are the goat nations.


The next question to be addressed will be the identity of the nations.


The Sheep and Goat Judgement of the Nations Part 2

The Identity of the 51 Goat Nations. Canaan

The Identity of the 51 Goat Nations. Canaan. Video

Molech the Canaanite God,via Wikimedia Commons 


Map of Canaan by John Melish (1815). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Following on from the previous video it is my opinion that 51 of the 153 nations are goat nations and will not survive the judgement of the nations. It is interesting to try and identify who these nations are today. Firstly there are the 12 nations descended from Canaan and his sons. These nations were generally known for their wickedness although there were good individuals among them. All these nations dwelt in the land of Canaan prior to the arrival of the Israelites and according to Deuteronomy 7:2 six of them plus the Perrizite nation were to be utterly destroyed.


2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, [and] utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:


The following chart gives more details of these 12 nations. Cannaan and his sons are listed in the Table of Nations in Genesis chapter 10


So in fact the Canaanite nations today are the nations surrounding Israel. On a modern map the nations bordering Israel are Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. We know from Scripture that Egypt will survive into the Millennial period (Isa 19:21) and will accept Jesus as Lord. Jordan is actually part of the land promised to Israel by God (Joshua 1:4). Lebanon is the land with the strongest Canaanite roots. The Canaanites’ DNA lives on in Lebanon, where over 90% of Lebanese derive their ancestry from Canaanites, according to a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. 


Only Egypt, of these nations, can be assured of a future as a nation. As a general rule of thumb. Those nations which have committed themselves to Islam will not survive the Matthew 25 judgement unless at some point, as in the case of Egypt, they turn to Christ.

''Offering to Molech'', Canaanite deity,  in Bible Pictures and What They Teach Us, by Charles Foster, 1897.


Han dynasty (60 BC) via Wikimedia Commons

Not all the Canaanite nations remained in Canaan. Genesis 10:18 says that they were spread abroad. The Sinites are an interesting case. Names such as  Sinai reflect the names of Sineus or the Sinites. The Chinese are descendants of these original Sinites and most call themselves “Han,” from Ham, one of Noah’s three sons. China in ancient times was called the land of the Sinites. This name is still used and the Bible even calls this distant land the land of Sinim (ISAIAH 49:12). Not all people in China are Sinites though. There are several people groups that made it to China. One group, the Maio people, have their ancestry through Noah’s son Japheth and his son Gomer. 


In my opinion none of the Canaanite nations listed will survive the judgement of the nations but this does not mean that individuals of Canaanite stock cannot be saved. There are several examples of righteous Canaanites such as Uriah the Hittite and Hushai the Archite


We also have the example of the Gibeonites who were a family within the Hivite nation but found a place in Israel. We can see God’s grace operating in the old testament.


The curse on the Canaanites from Noah in Genesis 9:25 was: 


[Gen 9:25 KJV] 25 And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.


So the curse didn’t say all Canaan’s offspring were to be destroyed just that they would be servants to their brethren. However as a whole the Canaanite nations always seemed to have a tendency towards evil which is why in my opinion they will not survive the judgement of the nations. The Matthew 25 judgement takes into account all the nations that have existed in history even if they only existed as nation states at one particular period in history.


The next video will look at the nations descended from Hagar

Noah damning Ham, a 19th-century painting by Ivan Stepanovitch Ksenofontov. However in fact the curse was not on Ham but on his son Canaan.


The Sheep and Goat Judgement of the Nations Part 3

The Identity of the 51 Goat Nations. Hagar

Hagar and Ishmael in the desert. Luigi Alois Gillarduzzi (1822–1856), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

                      The Identity of the 51 Goat Nations. Hagar


Genesis 21:20: "And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer." James Tissot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Esau Selling His Birthright. Hendrick ter Brugghen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

We are currently looking at the 51 nations that I do not believe will not survive the judgement of Matthew 25. 12 of them were the Canaanite nations. The next 13 are the offspring of Abraham’s concubine Hagar through her son Ishmael. The names of these are given in Genesis 25:12-16. The offspring of Ishmael became a great nation according to Genesis 17:20


[Gen 17:20 KJV] 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.


As well as the 12 princes there were also people who were called Ishmaelites. These were I believe the offspring of Esau and Ishmael’s daughter Mahalath. Esau first married Canaanite women:


[Gen 26:34-35 KJV] 34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

When he saw that this displeased his parents Esau married a daughter of Ishmael called Mahalath.


[Gen 28:9 KJV] 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.


I believe that the offspring of Esau and Mahalath were the Ishmaelites. Edom is another name for Esau in the bible. In Psalm 83 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites are grouped together


 [Psa 83:6 KJV] 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;


So we have the nation of Ishmaelites plus the 12 nations of the Princes that were Ishmael’s sons making 13 tribes altogether. These nations live in Arabia. Their names are as follows


Map showing possibly location of Sheba, via Wikimedia Commons

So, all the tribes of Ishmael were Semitic tribes, (descended from Shem). However we also see in the bible that Sheba and Dedan (brothers descended from Ham through Raamah) dwell in Arabia.


[Isa 21:13 KJV] 13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim (Dedan).


So we have the Hamitic tribes of Sheba and Dedan 

along with the Semitic tribes of Ishmael all living in the Arabian peninsula.

Sheba was a son of Raamah. He settled in northern Arabia. Traded in spices, precious stones and gold (Ezekiel 27:22, 38:13). Dedan was a son of Raamah and settled in northern Arabia. They were traders in ivory tusks and ebony, as well as, clothing and blankets (Isaiah 21:13; Ezekiel 27:15,20; 1 Chronicles 1:9). They traded spices by caravan along an international trade route in present-day Al-Alula seventy miles southwest of Tema in northern Arabia.

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Christian worshippers in Iran.

So the descendants of Sheba and Dedan are generally thought to live in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf States.


The other Arab states are mainly populated by Arabs who consider themselves to be descended from Ishmael.There is a strong correlation between the Ishmael nation and Islam. None of these nations can expect to survive the Matthew 24 judgement unless they turn to Jesus. It is interesting to note that there is one Middle East state which is not Arab and that is Iran which was formerly Persia. The Persians are descended from Madai, a son of Japheth (son of Noah). Iran is currently a Muslim nation but the Christian church in Iran is exploding and Iran (Persia) is one of the nations I would expect to survive the Judgement.



Bedouin Warrior. American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Finally the angel of the Lord told Hagar what sort of person her son Ishmael would be.


[Gen 16:12 KJV] 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.


Interestingly this is echoed in a well known Arab Bedouin saying about themselves. 


I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and cousins against the world.


So, we can see that the Ishmaelites/Arabs are born to conflict. In the next video will look at the 26 families descended from Seir the Horite.

The Sheep and Goat Judgement of the Nations Part 4

The 51 Goat Nations. Seir the Horite

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Seir the Horite. AI Image

The 51 Goat Nations. Seir the Horite. Video

The final group of nations are the descendants of Seir the Horite listed in Genesis, chapter 36. Seir was a Canaanite. The Horites seem to be the same people as the Hivites as a man called Zibeon is listed as a Hivite in Genesis 36:2 and also as a Horite in Genesis 36:20


The Canaanites were the original inhabitants of Edom, the land later taken over by Esau. Esau and his sons intermarried with the Canaanite women, much to the grief of Esau’s parents, Isaac and Rebekah who were Israelites. Through this intermarriage Seir’s descendants became nations but not Godly nations.


The sons of Seir were the nations descended from Seir who intermarried with Edomites, the descendants of Esau. Some legitimate nations came from Esau. These were the 16 Dukes of Edom listed in Genesis 36.


The Prophet Ezekiel. AI Image

The illegitimate nations were the 26 Sons of Seir listed in Genesis 36. The Seirites and the Edomites all lived in the Mount Seir region which is between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. These people intermingled and became nations but they have no eternal future.


God was against the people of this region and Ezekiel prophesied against it.


[Eze 35:2-3 KJV] 2 Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I [am] against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.


The following chart list the sons of Seir the Horite as listed in Genesis chapter 36

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So to recap we have now been through the 51 nations that will not survive the Matthew 25 judgement of the nations. They are: - the 12 nations descended from Canaan, The 13 Nations descended from Hagar and the 26 nations descended from Seir the Horite.


The descendants of these 51 nations all live in the Middle East and it is interesting that their modern counterparts have all become Islamic nations. The next chart shows nations that officially endorse a particular religion.


Applysense, Svenskbygderna, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The green coloured nations are all nations that officially endorse Islam as their national religion. From this we can see that Islam is actually the religion of rebellion. 


According to the Pew Research center there are about 50 Muslim majority countries in the world although this number varies slightly from year to year. This roughly matches the 51 nations that are not part of God’s eternal plan.


Every individual person in the world has the choice of whether to accept Jesus or not. However as far as the individual nations go some of them have no future.

The Sheep and Goat Judgement of the Nations Part 5.
The 102 Sheep Nations

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AI image of the Judgement of the Nations

The 102 Sheep Nations Video

We have been looking at the final judgement of the nations by Jesus in Matthew 25. In my opinion the bible indicates that there are 153 nations altogether. 51 of these will be classed as Goat Nations and will not pass the Judgement. The remaining 102 nations are Sheep Nations and will have an eternal future.


The Sheep Nations fall into two categories. Firstly the 58 nations which are listed in the Table of Nations in Genesis chapter 10 (the table lists 70 nations but 12 of them were Canaanite nations and were under a curse).


Secondly the 44 nations descended from Abraham’s two legitimate wives, Sarah and Keturah. The nations descended from his concubine Hagar are not Sheep nations. Abraham’s name means Father of Nations. The only new nations that God created, after the original nations listed in Genesis chapter 10, came through Abraham 


The following table shows more detail

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AI Image of Egyptian Christians worshipping

It is interesting to note that there are currently 156 nations in the world with a population of over 1,000,000. It seems that the modern nations in the world are starting to mirror the original 153 nations. About 50 of these nations are officially Islamic states so the world today is starting to reflect the 102/51 split between sheep nations and goat nations.


However as far as specifics are concerned the issue has not been decided yet. The state religion of Egypt is currently Islam but according to the bible Egypt will at some time turn to the Lord. Also Iran is an Islamic state but may also turn to the Lord as it does not historically belong to any of the goat nation families. There may also be some non Islamic nations that turn to Islam in the future and become goat nations.


I have tried to show that it is the Islamic nations that are the goat nations. It may be asked why this is because there are many other nations that are either secular or follow other religions than Christianity. 

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AI image of Satan tempting Jesus

The major reason is that one of the yardsticks that Jesus uses in his judgement of the nations in Matthew 25 is how the nations have treated his brethren. I.e the Jews. Only the Islamic faith actually actually opposes Jews and Christians as a tenet of its faith. All Jews and Christians, the natural and spiritual brethren of Jesus are expected to convert to the Islamic faith or die. The land of Israel itself is regarded as being assigned to Islam. Consequently any nation that declares itself an Islamic state cannot pass the judgement of the nations.


No Moslem can accept that God has a son as the Quran denies this. This is the exact point that Satan tested Jesus on in the wilderness. 


[Mat 4:3 KJV] 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.


Jesus always said that he was the Son of God which is why the Pharisees accused Him of blasphemy.

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Anyone who accepts the Islamic faith is automatically saying that Jesus was a liar. Any nation that accepts Islam will be judged by the Son of God Himself.


The 102 sheep nations will all accept Jesus as Lord during the millennial period and will follow Him during that age. At the end of the one thousand year Millennium Judgement Day will happen. The nations of those who are saved will continue into the age of the new heaven and the new earth and of the new Jerusalem.


[Rev 21:22-24 KJV] 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

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So there is an eternal future for both individuals and nations that follow Jesus

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