There is one place that nobody would ever want to set foot in. This place is called “hell” and is worse than anything we have ever seen or experienced. That includes the scariest movie ever depicted on TV. Imagine demons, devils and other creatures being used by Satan to afflict the souls that are there in. What is worse is that once you are in this place, there is no escape. Imagine dying and then finding yourself in hell. And while lifting up your eyes, you find yourself 3“being in torments”. Where, all the day long people are being tortured and also afflicted by the fiery flames. Speaking of this wicked and vial place, Solomon said that 1“hell and destruction are never full.” There is always room for more people to come into the clutches of the evils that await them. As Solomon just brought up, those that are on this road to destruction are also in route to hell. Speaking of this path, Jesus said, 2“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: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” As we have learned from the Lord, this place called hell is where the majority go. Why is this? Because few people are on the narrow path, as Jesus described. This is very sad to hear, since most of the same people that would never wish to set foot in hell are also going there. Wow, what a terrifying moment that will be when their life is all set and done. As their souls await heaven, instead their wickedness has just sent them down to the depths of hell, where they await judgement.
John prophesied of the white throne judgement. Where 4“the dead, small and great, stand before God.” Among these people are those in hell. Those people that were dead, 4“were judged every man according to their works.” And as they were found guilty, 4“death and hell were cast into the lake of fire”. If you thought hell was bad, imagine being thrown into a lake of fiery flames that never ends. Every person in this place will experience terrible pains and torment forever. You may ask who will be there? To this question John makes it clear. He said, 5“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.” These people knew of their wicked ways but still lived in that fashion. Jesus did not mean enough to them, in order to be cleansed from all sin. His teachings did not penetrate their hearts enough, in order to have them repent and come forth with fruits of righteousness. Therefore, these people chose their own path, apart from God. And anything that does not have God in the mix is not good but evil. That is why these lost souls will forever be separated from the love of God. And where this is no love, there is only pain and sorrow. There is hope, however, and it is in Christ the Lord. Come to Jesus and be made righteous through Him. Heaven awaits those that believe and follow the Lord Jesus.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, as my heart is for You, it also aches to know of so many people on a road to destruction. These wicked people don’t even realize the torments that await them because they chose to live apart from You. Oh, the wickedness in this world is too much and people can’t even tell the difference between good and evil anymore. People’s minds are so messed up because Your words are not in their hearts. If they would just seek You with their whole hearts they could also know, as I have experienced, the truth of all things. They would realize how far gone they have become and repent before it is too late. Yes, Lord, I pray for an awakening of not only the unbelievers but also the so-called believers. That their souls may hunger after righteousness and be removed from all the filth in their lives today. May they give themselves over to You and be cleansed by Your blood. May the Spirit of God move upon these people that are path to destruction and hell, until a change occurs. Nobody has to go to hell and, for that reason, I pray that these people may find You and be saved before their last breath. May they no longer put off the day of their repentance but come and confess their sins this day. You are the Lord of all. Please deliver these people into Your hands, my Lord. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Proverbs 27:14-27 (KJV)
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
2Matthew 7:13-27 (KJV)
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.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
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.
4Revelation 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.
5Revelation 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.