I often wonder if anyone that reads the Holy Word of God does so with an extremely discerning mind? In other words, do you read the Word of God, understanding that there are many things most everyone misses? Do you think this is odd?
I have never been to any Seminary or the like; therefore, it was very odd when I discovered that so many things were missing when I would read the Bible. One night I was praying and talking with the Lord, and I suddenly realized what was missing. We read, God said this or that, yet what was NOT there? Let me explain this better. I am sure many will remember the story that Jesus told about the “Rich man and Lazarus.” That was where I made the discovery for myself.
Luke 16:22-24 “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 torments, and seeth 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.”
How does this account strike you? Do you notice what is being said, or maybe it would be better if I said, do you see what is NOT said? Everything in this story is in the singular! The Rich man is singular; he is in torment in a singular way; He notices Abraham and Lazarus in a singular manner as well. He cries to Father Abraham and speaks of himself being in torment in a singular manner. He wants Lazarus to dip his finger in water and cool his tongue. Again, it is singular…right? Now do you understand?
In Heaven, we will know each other and see each other at the Feast of the Bride and Groom… we will be together and know each other. Yet, In this story that Jesus Tells, it is in the singular! One is only able to conclude Hell will be experienced in a singular manner! You will be alone; and no matter what you do, however far you crawl, you will continually be alone! How scary is that?!
My Friends, do you understand? How many people are lonely every day; how many end up with Problems because of that loneliness? Now consider again what the Bible says about Hell, that it will last for Eternity. Again…that is way too scary! I would rather not dwell on that. Let’s also consider as well, that was a story that Jesus Christ told; it was NOT a parable! How was the Lord able to tell that story? Would any of us be able to tell such a story? Typically, we must witness a certain event in order to tell another. Jesus told that in the “First-Hand.” The Lord knows everything, and we must remember, too, HE created these areas.
I believe it goes without saying, the statement by some, “I would rather Reign in Hell than serve in Heaven” is the Ultimate Oxymoron. Those that go to Hell will never see another, nor would it matter; their torment will be incomprehensible! There will be nothing for them to see, nothing for them to do, and there will be absolutely NO HOPE! No change ever, no end in sight…ever; nothing but torment and loneliness, knowing you could have had Heaven! Can you imagine that?! I know I keep saying it, but it is still truth…That is scary!! It’s like trying to explain, how long is Eternity.
Read the Word of God, but at the same time, understand, there are things said or told; and then again, things that are not told or said, and they are important to know as well. If the Word of God says there is Hope, Salvation through Jesus Christ…there is also Hell and no hope; and once you’re there, Salvation will cease. You’re there for Eternity!
Where in the Bible does it say “Purgatory” anything? It doesn’t, because that does NOT exist and it never will! While you are alive, you must seek Jesus Christ and have HIS Blood to cover your Sin; otherwise, NO Heaven… it is that simple! I must ask you to NOT listen to me or anyone else… READ your Bible and KNOW what it says… that is the absolute TRUTH!
2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Immediately after Death on earth, you will be either in Heaven with the Lord or in Hell…The Truth according to the Bible. That is a very big and thick Black Line, and everyone will be one way or the other. When the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ takes place…and it will take place one day…you will be in Heaven or left here! Once again, that Black line. Every single Prophecy in the Bible has taken place or it will take place in the future. The Lord God has promised that! So then, the question is, when you die or when the Rapture Takes place…where will YOU be?! That is significant!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.
All Emphasis is mine.