Thursday, 21 September 2017
CONQUERING YOUR DAY!
Topic: No Unbelievers in Hell
Text: Luke 16 vs. 22-23, 27-28(AMP): "And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23.And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.
"And [the man] said, Then, father, I beseech you to send him to my father’s house - 28.For I have five brothers - so that he may give [solemn] testimony and warn them, lest they too come into this place of torment.
Everyone in hell believes in evangelism. They are crying out lest their loved ones end up with them.
Two thousand years have passed and this rich man has had no relief. A billion years from now he will just be getting started in his torment and pain. Listen to his cry, "My brothers! Send someone to my family!"
Hell is for unbelievers but there are no unbelievers in hell!
The truth remains that those in hell have in one way or the other heard the gospel of Christ, but they paid no attention to it.
The minor things you ignore today might cost you a lot tomorrow.
The believers in church who refuse to pay attention to details,thinking that salvation is a one off thing are already loosing out.
Several years ago a man came weeping to the church, a message had been preached that night from these very Scriptures. After giving his heart to Christ (and after a long time of almost uncontrollable weeping), he told us this story:
He said, "I died twice on the operating table during heart surgery. Each time I died, I left my body and went to hell. It was so horrifying that I tried to put it out of my mind. As the message was preached tonight, all the details of my experience came flooding back into my mind."
He did not need to be convinced that hell was real. That night he accepted Christ and was liberated from the fear of returning to that place of torment.
Jesus alone can rescue us from the terrors of hell and bring us safely to heaven. Shouldn't we be telling people there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun? Shouldn't we be warning them and encouraging them to accept Christ-while there is still time?
PASTOR CHARLES AMADI,
Senior Pastor, Mountain of God's Glory and Power Ministry.