When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Obviously, those verses require no explanation.  If you feel the prompting of the Holy Spirit to fulfill your calling, join us!  Transformation Prison Ministries (TPM) is an outreach of Faith Fellowship in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  TPM is a hands-on visitation ministry and also visits the sick and helps with basic necessities.  You can contact us at  info@faith-fellowship.org

We have all read the verses about visiting people in prison.  Sometimes we tell ourselves, "Ya know, I'm going to have to do that someday."  But most of the time we just cringe a bit and convince ourselves that it is somehow not applicable to me, or maybe the Lord will overlook my shortcomings in this area because He knows "I'm not good in those types of situations."  Sometimes we'll even pull the "Grace Card" and claim an exemption because we're not "saved by our works."  But what do those verses ACTUALLY say?  Matthew 25:

S. - Supply basic physical needs (food/water)
A. - Accommodate (basic temporary shelter)
V. - Visit (the sick and/or imprisoned)
E. - Evangelize (meet the physical needs first, then the spiritual)