Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
HELL NO !! HEAVEN YES !!
HELL NO !! HEAVEN YES !!
Every Wednesday I share a message just before we
pray over our city.
We are praying over our city and Nation, and realize
that many of our citizens are on their way to a literal Hell.2 Peter 3:9 But God
is NOT willing that any should “PERISH”, but that all should come to repentance.
Those who accept Jesus, receive eternal life in
their spirit and when they pass on from this earth, they will immediately go to
HEAVEN.But those who reject Jesus are
not so fortunate.
Satan had been created as a masterpiece, revealing
the uniqueness of God’s creative powers. He was a jewel in the family of
angels; however, his pride somehow caused him to rebel. He used his charm to deceive a great company
of angels and, together, they revolted against the Sovereign God. They were
cast out of Heaven and left without any permanent dwelling place, for now. From
that day the entire company of Satan and his fallen angels have been vagabonds.They wander seeking who they can destroy.
In every place where a person allows satan
‘right of entry,’ he produces a wilderness. His powers arepara-normal but satan’s
powers are NOT supernatural. God does
not want us to be involved in fortune telling, witchcraft, the occult and
Spiritism.They are false, and not from
the true god Jehovah.
This worldwide calamity of Satan had to be
judged and the Father created a place called Hell.
The souls of the wicked are consigned to this
horrible place, but it was not created for them. The Bible clearly states it
was created for the devil and his angels, Matthew 25:41 “Then shall God say also
unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels.”
The souls of men go there because they choose
to follow Satan’s kingdom and to reject God’s offer of forgiveness and
salvation. Such a multitude has rejected Christ Jesus and His offer of
salvation, that Hell must be constantly enlarged. The Bible states, Isaiah 5:14
Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their
glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoices in wickedness,
shall descend into it”
The multitudes that are dying without the
righteousness of Christ are forever lost. Hell may be full, but it is enlarging
its border for the next wave of the damned. The name of Jesus Christ alone is
God’s escape from eternal judgment in unquenchable fire.
Jesus told a story about the Rich Man and
Lazarus.Luke 16:19-21“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named
Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich man’s table.” Luke 16:22-26 “And it came to pass, that the
beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man
also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torment,
and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And 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. But
Abraham said, Son between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they
which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
would come from thence.
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but
rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the
fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers,
and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake
which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
So how should
we pray?Pray for laborers to be sent forth
into the harvest.
Pray for hard
hearts to be softened to receive Jesus and not reject Him.
hearing ears and seeing eyes to understand God loves them and sent Jesus his
only son that they should NOT perish if they will only believe and receive
over rebellion and loose repentance so that stubborn minds and hearts are
willing to follow Jesus.
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Heaven - YES
John 14:2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it
were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Luke 23:43And Jesus said to him (the thief on the other cross), "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
There was a major shift in
the Spirit and in the earth as Jesus died.God’s plan was being fulfilled.
Matthew 27:50-53 Jesus, when he had
cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent
in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks
rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept
arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the
holy city, and appeared unto many.
Jesus went to Paradise at his death - - while there for three days, He
preached to the Old Testament saints telling them He is the Messiah.After 3 days, when he rose from the dead, he
removed Paradise taking it and all the saints in Paradise
to heaven.This is when Hell enlarged
Christians who die, no longer
go to Paradise but go direct to heaven.
Jesus is no longer in Paradise, but He is in heaven interceding for us that our
faith not fail.
Hebrews 1:2-3God has in these last days spoken unto us by
His Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the
worlds;Who being the brightness of His
glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the
word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Jesus became our High Priest
and after his resurrection. He showed himself to Mary, but told her, “Don’t
touch me, because I must first appear before my Father.”
According to the sacrificial
ceremony the High Priest needed to enter before God into the Holy Place and present the Pure Blood for
the sins of the people.Jesus is now our
High Priest and He took His own blood and appeared before God to be approved
for all time.
God approved His one time
sacrifice and Jesus was released to spend the next 40 days with his followers
explaining to them the Old Testament Scriptures and how they were fulfilled by
His death and resurrection.
Jesus then encouraged his
followers to wait for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
He promised to return some
day and receive us to where He is.No
one knows the day or the hour, so we must always be ready.
Mark 13:32 says, "But about that day or hour no one
knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, "For the Lord Himself
will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with
the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet
the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
In the book of Revelation,
John received visions as to how beautiful heaven and the cities there will
be.Transparent streets of Gold where
you can look down and view the foundations of precious gems.The tree of Life will be there with its many
No one in their right mind
would want to miss heaven.Jesus is the
ONLY way to go there, so if you have not already done so, receive Jesus now
into your life.