When Jesus Christ died on the cross, it is said that He descended into hell to set a seal upon the devil that he should deceive the nations no more. Nonetheless the devil is again running loose again and what will happen next is only a question of when, where and what? Is this just one of the things you over-look or would you say it would be wise to take it into your heart that Satan is here and is going to bring his havoc and sweep across the globe? Let me remind you of some of the things that happens when the devil enters the hearts of men—
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These images of what was, should not be forgotten. These things will happen again. Will you be ready? This is the devil's work. Try to keep in mind that it’s not God’s Will that these things happen. Man is to blame and that’s that. The devil says it and some bone heads choose to follow what he says. It’s hard to believe that people can be capable of doing such things, but unfortunately they are. God can only try to guide mankind into a world of love and humanity but the ultimate choice is up to us. As the Bible states—“Whatsoever a man shall sow, that shall he also reap." The world is being infected with Satan’s seed and we tinker with it as if to say it’s fun. Playtime is about over, the harvest is at hand.
The reason his time is short is because God will not let him influence and corrupt what is good. God will remove what is Good and reap His harvest of good people. That which remains will be shut behind Hell's Gate in an everlasting fire. Where will you be in that final hour?
YES! THERE IS A PLACE CALLED HELL!
"All who enter hell — abandon all hope forever!"
As the Bible States—"The smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever and they have no rest day nor night.”
Yes, friends, there is a place called hell! Don't wait until you die to find out the truth about hell! Tomorrow may be too late! Proverbs 27:1 says, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow: for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” In Numbers 16, the Bible gives the account of people falling into hell alive! Which is better, Hell fire or the Paradise of Immortality which the righteous have been promised? Hell is the reward of the ungrateful. And on the Day of Judgment the ungrateful and the wicked will say—“We have done no wrong! And the angels will reply...God knows all that you have done. Enter the gates of Hell where you shall abide forever, surly I say, this is the house of the proud.” Jesus says in Matthew 25:41: ". . . Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire." But God turned in mercy for those who are not proud and call out to His Son, those who stood by him in the hour of adversity and stood in faith. He turned to them in mercy. He takes pity on them and will forever be merciful.
Let me delve into this subject with a broader perspective. Try to keep up. Nothing in this world or that was ever thought of is a myth. In a sense all things either from the imagination or real are indeed real. They are indeed different perspectives and realms of spiritual understanding. Nothing is a myth. The thought came from somewhere. Nothing is a myth. Dragons would be a part of hell and Unicorns a part of heaven. All of man's thoughts are truth; the only question is from where. If they were not real in some kind of realm then that thought would never enter the minds of men. Remember the phrase? “What is not in a man cannot come out of a man.” Satan in a sense has the characteristic of a dragon. As the myth says that a dragon protects his hoard, he sits on it as treasure. Satan is the dragon and people who are unbelievers are his hoard. “And God will say that surely they have gone astray and cannot ever return for the true path has departed from them forever.” Now make no mistake, the horror of hell is forever— and one second is unbearable. Imagination is real, and the reality of hell is something that should not be ignored. “Therefore stand firm in your devotion to the true faith before that day arrives which none may put off against the will of God. He is forgiving and merciful to all who call on the name of Jesus."
Jesus warned us about hell
Matt 18:8, 25:41 “everlasting fire"
Mark 9:43, 45, “the fire that never shall be quenched"
Matt 7:19, 13:40, 25:41 “fire"
Mark 3:29 “eternal damnation"
Luke 16:23, “torments"
Matt 23:14, Mark 12:40, Luke 20:47 “damnation"
Matt 23:33, “damnation of hell"
Matt 5:22, 18:9, Mark 9:47, “hell fire"
John 5:29, “resurrection of damnation"
Luke 16:24, “tormented in this flame"
Matt 13:42, 50, “furnace of fire"
Luke 16:28, “place of torment"
Mark 9:44, 46, 48, “the fire is not quenched"
Matt 8:12, 22:13, 25:30, “weeping and gnashing of teeth"
Matt 8:12, 22:13, “outer darkness"
Matt 25:46, “everlasting punishment"
Don’t put this off for the time is at hand.
Mark 9:43-47, And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Hell was not made for man. Matthew 25:41 says hell was, ". . . prepared for the devil and his angels. Nonetheless people have chosen the wrong path and have denied God’s gift. But people always ask “when will this so called day come? We don’t believe what you say is true. But when the people see hell drawing near, their faces will turn black with gloom and then a voice from the depths of hell will say: "This is the doom which you have chosen." My only mission here on earth is warning you plainly. So I will tell you now to turn and be saved from your adversary. As the Bible states: “the Devil is your adversary walking about like a raging lion, seeking whom he may devour.” When you die you will realize something terrible is happening. Terror and fear beyond anything you could imagine will overtake you. "This can’t be happening”, you will cry!” Why am I not dying?, you scream. You begin weeping and gnashing your teeth. "When will this pain stop?" But you know it will never stop. . . The darkness is so terrifying, it begins engulfing you. You feel something moving in the darkness . . . something horrible is lurking in the darkness of this firey pit. "No! No! This can’t be happening" you scream. I tell you now— Have fear in God for He alone is stern in retribution. And you will cry—"God don’t you care?" — But you will remember... "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. And God will say: “You too had the ability to reach out to Him. Why would you deny a person that has laid down his life to save yours? Why, why, why?” But God is a God of Love you say. Yes that is true but “He that believeth not in the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36 To clear things up right now—“God does not send someone to hell. You choose hell when you reject Jesus Christ. When you refuse God's love gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.” You yourselves choose Hell.
Praise or Payment? The choice is yours.
Because God is a God of love, and He loved you so much, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die a cruel death on the tree to pay the price for you. Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Yes He is a holy God and in either case “PRAISE” or “PAYMENT” is entirely your choice. When you say "No" to Jesus Christ and His payment for your sins, you’re telling God — I don’t need Jesus, I’ll pay for my sins in hell!
Jesus Christ gave a solemn warning "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus is King indeed.
You may have made some terrible mistakes in your life. There may be some things in your life you would give anything to be able to change. But friend, I assure you — if you die without Jesus Christ — it'll be the worst mistake you could possibly make! He carries the guilt of all your past mistakes. Forgiveness is the name of Jesus. One man's suffering covers all who accept it. It’s a good thing, don’t push it away. It’s a gift from God. You don’t need to be perfect. Just accept it. Jesus is the King and that's that. Somebody had to be King, accept the fact that his name is Jesus and say thanks and hello to him on occasion. After all he did suffer for you. Don’t miss out on seeing Heaven over pride. God has something far better than words can describe for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9 says: ". . . Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."
Is what you’re living for worth dying for?
No wonder Jesus Christ said in Mark 8:36: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mark 8:36:
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Hebrews 9:27
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:15
If you've never received Jesus Christ as your Savior, bow your head this minute and ask the Lord Jesus to save you. It's so simple for you to be saved, don't put it off another second! You must know in your heart that you can not save yourself.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10
"But we are all
as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
..." Isaiah 64:6
"Who his own
self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.” 1 Peter 2:24
"But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to
them that believe on his name:" John 1:12
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart. "Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am going to hell. I not only need you but I thank you for dying for me and washing me clean. I come to you now, Lord the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. Thank you for saving me."
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great of a salvation through Christ?
"It is finished!" JOHN 19:30