Luke 12:4-5 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Hell …also known as Hades is a place where those who have not repented of their sins, believed and accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior will go after they die. It’s a place of horrible torment, misery and torture.
Many people don’t believe Hell is real…but I tell you… I do because Jesus Himself spoke a lot about it when He was on earth. It‘s in the bible and the bible is very clear about what it is, where it is and who’s going there. Please take some time to do a bible study on Hell….You need to know this information.
Why do I need to know this? Well if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior then you need to understand about hell because there is a very good chance Hell will someday be your permanent home. If you are a Christian…you are not going to want any of your family, friends or acquaintances to go there.
Last Friday I heard the end of a speaker on a radio program talking about what he saw in hell. His description was so horrible that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Why? Because I don’t want anybody to go there. This is my daily prayer!
I think people are very comfortable in this life and they are not thinking about where their soul is going to be forever and ever. Many people don’t believe there is a place called Hell. Many people believe everybody will go to heaven if you die especially if you think you are a good person. These thoughts do not line up with what the bible says. You who believe this may think I’m wrong…but what if I’m not…what if everything you heard about what the bible says about Hell is true? Why would you want to risk eternally living in the worst possible conditions forever without really exploring the possibility of the truth of God’s word? You don’t get another chance after you die.
Luke 16:27-28 He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ Please get a bible and read this whole story that Jesus told when He was on earth about a rich man who died and went to hell…it was too late for him but he wanted someone to speak to his 5 living brothers. Jesus is trying to tell us a very important lesson here.
We Christians must be brave and tell people about Hell. It’s not an easy subject to speak to someone about…but after hearing that speaker’s description of hell… I’m more determined to speak up even more…and share not only the good news…But the bad news…if they don’t accept the good news.
I think it time for some fire and brimstone witnessing…but not done in a… beat you over the head with the gospel kind of thing…but giving people the facts in a presentation that shares the love of Jesus as well as the fear of the Lord.
Message for today: Heaven or Hell…what is in your future?