“Will you ever look away from me, or leave me alone long enough to swallow? If I have sinned, what have I done to you, watcher of humanity?” – Job 7:19-20
Never have I ever thought that there are absolutely no good people in this world. Yet sometimes it’s hard to think that there is really any other good left when evil lurks all around you.
But there is a place for the wicked who continuously devise evil against others. Hell is waiting for all who do not obey God and all who persecute, harass, and abuse His children. There are even some who seek to separate friends and loved ones (Psa. 88:18).
“These will pay the penalty of everlasting destruction, away from the Lord’s presence and from His glorious strength” (2 Thess. 1:9).
We see a portrait of hell in Luke 16 with the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man feasted lavishly everyday, passing by Lazarus who was poor and sitting at his gate longing for food. They both died and the rich man went to hell and was in torment (Lk. 16:23), while Lazarus “was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side” (Lk. 16:22).
The rich man called out to Abraham saying, “Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame” (Lk. 16:24)!
The agony of hell is so severe that the rich man just wanted a mere drop of water to alleviate his excruciating pain.
Hell is real; it’s the second death (Rev. 2:11).
It’s for cowards, unbelievers, murderers, idolaters, liars, fornicators, and those who are vile (Rev. 21:8). Jesus said, “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Mt. 25:46).
Don’t be caught up with those who will be punished forever in the lake of fire. If you repent and are baptized for the forgiveness of your sins, you can have eternal life.
“Therefore just as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness. They will throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Mt. 13:40-42).
The fiery, blazing furnace of flames is waiting for you, if you do not repent of your constant harassment and abuse – your sin. “Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell?” (Mt. 23:33).
The only escape there is lies in Jesus Christ the Righteous. He died to save you and to save me from eternal damnation to hell.
Won’t you stop sinning today? Stop mistreating people. Stop living life how you want to apart from God. If you don’t, you’re going straight to hell.
“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.” – Rev. 2:11
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