Friday, February 14, 2014

What the Hell?

Daniel 12:2 (AMP)
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence.

Today many churches have decided to avoid the topic of Hell.  Apparently they believe that to preach on Hell would be not so “seeker” sensitive, but is that really the case?  The Word of God declares that everyone will live forever.  Yes, one day our bodies will give way to the course of nature, but our spirits will live forever.  As a Christian, I love the fact that my spirit will live forever, but I can’t help but think about those spirits that will live forever, in some place other than Heaven.  Actually there are only two options available, Heaven or Hell. 

Matthew 25:39-41 (AMP)
39 And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You?
40 And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.
41 Then He will say to those at His left hand, Be gone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!

Hell was never made for man, but it was a place created to punish the devil and his angels, however for those who choose to disobey God and align themselves with the devil through acts of disobedience, it will also be their final destination.  Today many don’t believe in a literal Hell.  They seem to think that when we die that’s all there is.  I wonder how much the “seeker sensitive” church is responsible in part for that way of thinking.  Hell is a real place of eternal torment.  Wow, torment that never stops, never has any moments of relief.  So tell me again, why aren’t we warning people of this impending eternity of torment?  Apparently we don’t have a real revelation of love and compassion for the sons and daughters of God.   If we truly did, we would be shouting from the rooftops, declaring the love of our amazing father.  A wise Godly woman once told me that too often we lead people to the tree of good and evil when we should be leading them to the tree of life. 
Am I saying that we should never preach on Hell, not necessarily, but I believe that if we really had a revelation of God’s love we would be much more intentional in rescuing them from that place of eternal torment.  I suppose the real question is do YOU believe in a literal Hell?

The problem with not preaching or talking about a literal Hell is that usually it accompanies the lack of preaching or talking about a literal Heaven.  For if we believe in a literal Heaven, then we MUST believe in a literal Hell.

God is so amazing.  He loves us so much that He created Heaven just for us.  A place with incredible scenery filled with beauty that only God could imagine. 

God truly is a God, who is over the top in love with His kids, and I’m so grateful to be one of them, but my heart is heavy for those who have not yet experienced that love.  Too many today believe that God is mad at them and just looking for an excuse to send them to Hell.  They have believed the street preachers who have condemned them to Hell in the name of God’s “righteous anger.”  However that simply isn’t the case.  God isn’t interested in sending ANYONE to Hell.  It was never created for that purpose.  It is totally our choice where we will spend our eternity.  As for me I choose to spend it Heaven with my loving Father, by obeying His plan for my life. I refuse to align myself with a disobedient devil, and thus choose Hell.  I have decided that from now on, I’m going to declare to the hurting, they dying, the weak, the lame, and the unbelieving, my mantra of God’s unfailing, and unconditional love.  Each day I plan on telling at least one person that God’s not mad at them, but is instead mad about them.

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