Matthew 25:34-40 (NLT)
[Jesus said] 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,  you were doing it to me!’
41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. 42 For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’
45 “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ ”
Greek, my brothers.
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The Son of Man (Jesus the Christ) provides the light that illuminates all the figures in this scene.
The figure sitting on the golden throne is Jesus, the Son of Man, in all his glory.
Angels surround the throne of the King.
On the right hand side of Jesus (the viewer’s left hand side of the picture) are the “sheep”.
On the left hand side of Jesus (the viewer’s right hand side of the picture) are the “goats”.
God is holding up two people, a man and a woman, who are examples of “the least of these my brothers and sisters” (see verses 40 & 45)
In this picture we can see the Son of Man (Jesus) sitting on his mighty throne, surrounded by angels.
To his right & left are the “sheep” (righteous) & “goats” (unrighteous) people of “all the nations”. Notice the expressions on the face of the two groups: the righteous people are lifting up holy hands towards Jesus in praise & worship of him, whilst the unrighteous are downcast, looking doubtful, gloomy, troubled and saddened.
As in the previous scene, I have deliberately drawn the angels much larger than the humans, in glorious golden clothing. They are all worshipping Jesus with hands and arms upraised in praise for the Son of Man.
This picture is quite similar to the previous one, however the viewers’ perspective has shifted over to the right of Jesus, so we are seeing things from the “sheep” or righteous people’s point of view.
Jesus is holding up in the palm of his hand, a man & a woman, who are representative of the people he refers to in his statements in verse 40 & 45, “the least of these my brothers and sisters”. Jesus is referring to any good that the people on his right & left may have rendered to his “brothers and sisters”, and revealing that the good done to them was, in fact, a good done to himself. Equally, any good that was withheld from these people was, in fact, withheld from Jesus himself. Thus Jesus connects himself with the “body of Christ”, which is the church (I refer to the people, not the building!).