Heaven Or Hell Awaits

When asking people about heaven or hell, most people want to go to heaven. However, why is it, that the only time they think about this question is when someone else brings it up? Why do people think about death, when questioned, but do nothing to stop where they are going? If we have to be questioned about our sinful lifestyle and not be aware of it on our own then there is more trouble than we even know of. You should not have to be asked without already knowing that you a are sinner and need God’s grace to free you from bondage. 1If you have heard about the cross of Jesus and what He can do for your life, but do nothing with that knowledge, then you are on the wide road to hell. If someone comes to you and, in that moment, you are awakened to the gospel message of Jesus, respond to God’s calling. No longer live for the flesh but in for the Spirit of God. You may have no power on your own to defeat the temptations of the devil, but with the power of God, in your life, you can do all things. He can take a vial sinner, like yourself, and replace it with a heart of love. The question is, will you respond to this message now and repent? You could die tomorrow. 2“Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” May the fear of God bring you from darkness into the light of Christ. Repent! Confess your sins to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. Call upon the Name of Jesus, Now, for salvation!

6There will be a day when everyone will be judged before the Lord, Jesus Christ. He can see the person we are today and the person we can become. 4If you have not been born again and continue to walk in the flesh, then your days could be numbered. You could very well die tomorrow and become like the rich man, that Jesus spoke of. This man did not follow Jesus and did not love his neighbor. Many days, Lazarus begged for even a crumb of food but the rich man denied him each time. Death then took both the rich man and the beggar. The rich man, 3“in hell”, lifted 3“up his eyes, being in torments”, while Lazarus was in paradise. Can you imagine, living a life of luxury and the next time you open your eyes it is in hell? How great the pain and suffering is there and the sad thing is, you had a choice to follow Jesus but you put it off. John records, 7“the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” How great will be their sorrow. The Lord does not wish this punishment on anyone. Our unwillingness to follow Jesus, leads a person to hell. Jesus loves us so much as to take us in and make us white as snow, through His blood, if we allow Him. Those that are covered by the blood of the lamb will be escorted into heaven. 7“God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” How amazing will it be to live for eternity in heaven with our God.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, wake us up from our deep slumber. 5If anyone is not following Your voice that is reading this message, then cut them inside by way of the Holy Spirit. Awake anyone that is fallowing after the lusts of their flesh to repentance. Help them understand what they are doing is wrong. I know Jesus, that You can restore them, as You have restored my life. People can be rescued from utter darkness into Your light. I believe that You can do all things. I pray that more people will act on the promptings of the Holy Spirit and live a life for You. I know that all things will one day come to an end. But my faith in You, oh Lord, will ever continue. I will ever praise Your Holy Name. I will rejoice in the Lord on High forever. For You Lord, has rescued me from death. Even hell awaited my soul but you snatched me up and pulled me out of the darkness. Lord, I am so grateful for everything You’ve done and continue to do for my life. I give my life to follow You. Shield me from temptation that I might live in Your holiness. May my faith in You be raised. Even to my last breath, I will lift You up. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1Matthew 7:11-14 (KJV)
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

2Matthew 10:26-28 (KJV)
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

3Luke 16:19-31 (KJV)
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

4John 3:1-7 (KJV)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

5John 10:25-30 (KJV)
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.

6Revelation 20:11-15 (KJV)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

7Revelation 21:1-8 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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