Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Matthew 13:47-51
Here we see Jesus describing “Judgement Day” with a parable of casting a giant net into the sea and separating the good and the bad. As we talked about the Wheat and the Tares, so it’s the same concept here, the saved and unsaved will be gathered together and then separated to their eternal destinies.
Jesus said “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a Net cast into the Sea and gather all kinds” again Christ is using the analogy of fishing, but notice not everyone will be saved for the Kingdom, the bad will be “cast away”. As Christ said “so shall it be at the End of the World “ this is the judgment day of Christ. The angels will come forth and separate the wicked from the just, the saved from the unsaved, the Born Again from the spiritually dead
Notice again here Christ describes Hell fire, “They shall be cast into the furnace of fire”, “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” Again this is not “Soul sleep” this is not Annihilationism, this is eternal conscious torment in the furnace of fire. This is why we need to tell people about Jesus, their eternal souls rely upon it, this is not forcing your beliefs upon someone, this is about a war on souls, this is about pulling people out of the fire
Jesus asked his disciples, “Do you understand all these things”? They answered him Yes, but I doubt the modern day Church understands these things , otherwise we would see Christians preaching on every street corner. The fact we see virtually no evangelism from the Church today, shows they really have no understanding of what is at stake in eternity. Souls could be lost forever, as the Bible says “How will they hear without a preacher” (Romans 10:14)
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52
Jesus ends this teaching with an interesting statement, what I believe Christ is saying is that the entire Bible (Old and New Testament) is a complete revelation of the Kingdom of God and Christ himself. As Jesus said “ Everything must be fulfilled, that is written about Me (Christ) in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44) Jesus was affirming the entire Bible is about him and Gods Kingdom
The Net will be cast soon, Christ is returning again, are you Born Again or are you one of the wicked that will be cast into Hell Fire?
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