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Separating the Sheep From the Goats – At
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.
-- Matthew 25:32
I watch world events these days with a kind of amazement. There is so much going
on, and it is happening so fast. At least the details are moving fast. The
bigger picture is moving fast too, but it is much easier to see its trend.
The trend is exposure, and it is happening on so many fronts.
Most of the world’s attention is focused on the Middle East, and this is
understandable. After all, it is the focal point of the world’s tensions. It
is a microcosm of the battle lines being drawn all over the world.
Beyond the headlines and details -- are the Israelis justified in their
incursions into Palestinian settlements? Are suicide or “homicide” bombers
terrorists or “freedom fighters”? and so on -- there emerges a bigger
picture: that which is evil, is exposing itself with greater clarity, for all
the world to see.
For years, Yassir Arafat hid behind a façade of world respectability. He was
considered a legitimate leader. Now, within a very short time, he has been
exposed as a terrorist. And the world is dividing into two groups regarding this
fact: those who embrace good, and therefore reject Arafat, and those who embrace
evil, and therefore embrace Arafat. Nations are lining up behind their
preference, people are too.
Our old “friends”, the Saudis, have made their choice, running state
sanctioned telethons to support terrorists. They have exposed their intent,
laying their cards on the table for all the world to see. So has the great
majority of the Arab/Muslim world. So be it.
Evil is a worldwide movement. And one by one, nations and continents reveal
their hand. Much of Europe is showing itself to be an enemy of good, and
therefore an ally of evil, and evil nations. France is the most egregious
example, with its cowardice and moral vacuity.
In the United States, our “domestic enemies” are near-fully exposed. One
time media darling Bill Clinton has left office with a trailing stench. Jesse
Jackson cloaked himself in Dr. King’s righteousness for years. Suddenly,
within the past several years, he’s gone into a moral meltdown before the
A cleansing is taking place, and it’s very good news. Now the Catholic Church
is in crisis – thank God, it’s deserved. The church has hid homosexual
predators for too long. Too much damage has been done. These predators are being
exposed now, and if the church handles this situation correctly, it will be a
strong, moral force once again.
In our personal lives, God is separating the sheep from the goats too. Not just
externally. But inside ourselves. What we are is being manifested. Our
gold is being tested in the furnace, and our impurities are rising to the
surface for exposure. We are being given the choice now to stand with good, or
stand with evil.
Ronald Reagan, in his classic 1964 speech, “A Time For Choosing”, said “If
some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from
customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the
crocodile hoping he’ll eat you last.” Those words have never had more
meaning than they have today.
It is a great time to be an American. We indeed have a “rendezvous with
destiny”, and here we stand, essentially alone with Israel, to fight for every
freedom and principle we’ve believed in and lived. God told the men of old not
to fear, that he would fight the battle for them. He is doing that again today,
separating the sheep from the goat in every situation, so that we will know
where to stand.
Patrick Rooney is the Director of Special Projects
at BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the
For more information, please visit www.bondinfo.org
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