EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE TRUTH ABOUT HELL
DATE: TUESDAY APRIL 6 2021
TEXT: LUKE 16: 19-31
KEY VERSE: Luke 12: 4-5, “And I say unto you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”
Various people have various beliefs about hell. Some say God is too good and too merciful to put man in hell. There are some people and some religions that teach that when man dies he goes to the grave and remains there. While some other religions also believe that hell is a temporary place of torment where God puts disobedient children and after a time brings them out, but will not leave them there eternally. But the question is does hell really exist? What does the bible say about hell? The fact that, many people have diverse beliefs about the reality of hell will not change the truth of God about hell. The devil is the one bringing about these diverse beliefs to cause men to be comfortable in sin and not fear eternal damnation of their souls in hell fire and amend their ways before it is too late.
The truth is that hell exists because the bible confirms its existence as we have seen in our text and key verse above. The story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-26 reveals that hell is real. Several scriptures show that hell is underneath the earth. Hell fire keeps all those who die as sinners, backsliders and all those who rejected Jesus Christ, who practice other religions, who believe in other prophets or other messiah apart from Jesus Christ. Hell accommodates them now, they go to hell now, sinners and hypocrites in churches who die without repentance go to hell now. They shall be tormented in hell fire until the day they shall be brought out and judge by the great judge the Lord Jesus Himself. He shall judge them according to their works, after the Judgment they shall be condemned into the lake of fire, the second death. Hell fire itself shall be cast into the lake of fire, Satan and his demons shall be cast into the lake of fire and they shall be tormented forever and ever.
Thought for the day: Amend your ways now before it is too late.
Song for the day: Eternal, eternal life (x2) I want to live eternal life…
Bible reading for the day: Judges 18-19; Luke 10:25-42