by Joel Joseph | ThePropheticScroll.org
Written exclusively for ERFMinistries.com
Hell has various domains to it. There is a temporary holding place in the center core of the earth, which is known as Hell, and there is an ultimate eternal abode, which is known as the Lake of Fire. These will contain all that is not of God, of all ages and for all of eternity; they will be places of torment and suffering.
Luke 16:23-24 "And being in torments in Hades he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. Then 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."
The world’s biggest misconception is that God is love and therefore would never send anyone to Hell. Well, let me ask you this: Does God love sin, evil and wickedness? The answer is, no he does not!
You see, most people can not see that they and sin are one. The sin nature flows in the veins of all unbelievers through the blood of Adam, by natural birth. It takes the pure sin-free blood of Messiah to make us holy and righteous on the inside by the spiritual new birth. This then works through to the outside of our lives in time, as we renew and exchange our thinking for that which is now in our hearts by the new birth.
The power of the shed blood of Messiah cancels and reverses the power of the blood of Adam. Of course this is all by faith, but it is also very real! If you step into eternity without the work of the blood of the Lamb and the cross of Messiah active and alive in you, you will go to Hell.
Most people who do not believe in Hell do not believe in sin! They can not see that the curse and power of sin is in their blood.
People do not go to Heaven or Hell because of their social standing or works. Their destination is sealed in blood!
People with the blood of Adam in their veins can imitate holiness, but they can never be right with God. The blood of Adam in the unsaved can never separate anyone from the presence and power of indwelling sin.
God created Hell as an act of love. It is love for His universe. His universe is pure, clean, holy and righteous and everything outside of that must be imprisoned forever so that it can not infiltrate God’s eternal, perfect kingdom.
It’s much the same as a criminal being imprisoned, so that society can be protected from his evil.
In this day, these issues are all being magnified more and more.
We have just spoken of Heaven eternal. Hell is also eternal.
2 Thessalonians 1:9 "These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power."
Revelation 20:9,15 "And the devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the Beast and the False Prophet are and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever ... and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire."
Revelation 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever ..."
Reasons Why People Will Go to Hell:
The obvious overriding reason is because people step into eternity with the blood of Adam in them.Let me explain the above verse: Only unbelievers appear at this great white throne judgement. Note that great people and small people will be there. Note that two books were opened. The first is the Lamb’s Book of Life and their names were not there. Then the Book of Works was opened; these people trusted in their works to save them.
In spite of how many scriptures there are to the contrary, most people think that God loves them because they are good people.
Romans 3:10 "It has been written: 'There is none righteous, no, not one!'"
Romans 3:12 "There is none who does good, no, not one."
Today, crowd psychology, the media and their peers influence people, much more than you can imagine. They think they are okay because they are more good than bad.
There is an intensifying work of the demonic in these days as well, which people are blind to. Demonic forces dominate the activity of many, causing them to think that because this is the world’s standard, and most other people think the same, they are okay.
Another big reason is that people are in love with evil and do not want to change. They do not think they need a saviour.
John 3:19 "Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil."
Revelation 12:12 "Rejoice O Heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short."
If you are not saved, please do not think that you will be able to outsmart and out-manoeuvre the growing satanic forces in these days. You will be consumed without even knowing it.
The biggest problem today is that people are blinded by their pride. This obscures all things of God from them, including their need for salvation. They are blind and ignorant of God’s Word and desensitised to His Spirit.
Much of the church itself has become responsible for untold masses going to Hell, because they have removed the preaching and teaching of Hell because Satan has made it an unpopular message.
Unsaved mankind is doomed. As in the past, all attempts to create Heaven on earth are doomed. From Babylon to Rome to Hitler to the New Age movement – are all doomed. By the way, most are not aware that Hitler’s main objective was to create a 1000-year reign of peace on earth. The Jews stood in his way. That is all coming again!
Heaven on earth, in the Heavenlies above, in Heaven, in all the universe and Heaven in your own body, is coming soon and it will be for eternity, but it is coming God’s way. Do not be so stupid as to think mankind to do it!
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of all is that people are unaware that they will be judged. They may carry on living, to indulge their flesh all their lives, but do they know that they will encounter God in judgment?
All roads lead to judgment!
Revelation 20:11 "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and Heaven fled away. And there was no place found for them. And I saw the dead small and great standing before God and books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life and the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books."
Revelation 20:15 "And anyone not found written in the Book of Life, was cast into the Lake of Fire."
Matthew 10:28 "Do not fear those who can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell."My friends – do not gamble with eternity – it is all more real than you can imagine. The day you step into eternity it is irreversible.
Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all those who call upon Him in truth."
Daniel 12:2 "Many of those who sleep (death) in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt."