What the Hell!!!!!!

By Leigh Fuller

What the Hell !!!!! These were the last words that a human spirit screamed out as he plunged at a breakneck speed thru the layers of earth down into the molten core of the earth where red hot magna bubbled and hissed to it’s final resting place. Whether this is the location of Hell or not is not relevant at this point, the man is lost eternally. The Russians reportablely drilled thousands of miles into the earth’s core and put down microphones and were astonished to hear what sounded like human screams and wailing. I have heard the recording and it would set anyone’s hair on end. But Hell is no resting place, as we will see from the Word of God, the Holy Bible.

As we examine the scriptures today, we will see that it is a real place of torture, and once there is no escape, it is an eternal prison for any soul that rejects the teachings Jesus Christ in this Book, the Holy Bible.

The Devil is also real! No matter what you believe about the horned figure with a long forked tail and a pitchfork. He is no cartoon figure. He has done a great job in convincing the world of many of his lies {The Word says he is the father of lies}. The two greatest are firstly, that he does not exist, and next that there is no hell. The Word says there is no truth in him and that the whole world lies in the grip of the wicked one. What lies do you believe today I wonder? Has the evil one put scales of darkness over your eyes so that even if the truth was presented you could not see it?

Before you read this article, this is my prayer for you.

Heavenly Father, it is an awesome responsibility revealing Your Word to those who may be on that path to destruction. There may be those who are reading who believe the Devil’s lies about no Hell, no God, no punishment, they may believe that once your dead your dead. There may be those who have made a commitment to Your Son, Jesus Christ but have said it with the head but not the heart. There may be those who are truly born again and their names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Whatever the situation a lesson is needed today Heavenly Father. So open the eyes of their heart, take away the scales that the evil one and his hosts of darkness have placed there, may Your Word divide Truth from Error. May the Holy Spirit of the Living God speak to you today. May the meditations of your heart and the words of your mouth bring Glory to the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who hung on that cruel Cross for the sake of ALL of our sins. Amen

There is the story of a frog that was invited out to a lavish dinner. When he arrived at the mansion the host showed him around each room better than the next, until they arrived at a lavish bathroom with a gold jazzuci bubbling away giving off a pleasant aroma. The host could see that frog was impressed at the site and tempting smells of the expensive bath salts so he told the frog to just put his hand into the water. The frog did so and the water temperature was just right. “Would you like a few minutes in the jazzuci to relax before the dinner?” said the host to the frog. “Oh yes please said the delighted frog” and in he hopped. The host said “I will go and get the table ready for dinner while you relax and bring you back a drink and a towel”. The frog could not believe his good fortune as he sank into the steaming aroma and bubbles. After a while the host came back and scooped up the frog and served him for his dinner. The Host had slowly turned up the heat in the tub and the frog in his contentment never noticed the danger signs.

You see Satan never puts up sign posts warning you of the danger of eternal damnation. He never shows you his final destination! All he ever does is slowly seduce you into his clutches like a spider weaving its web. Many are initially enthusiastic about the Lord Jesus Christ, but slowly the enemy whispers “you’re OK, you asked Jesus into your heart, sit back, relax, and enjoy life to the fullest!” NO! This is a lie direct from the pit of Hell! The commitment is just the beginning of your life in Christ Jesus. As many in a footrace stumble and fall, become lame, and do not get to the finish line, so will many who call on the Name of Christ. It is only those who continue towards the goal and cross the line who will be saved. No rewards are given to those who do not cross. Be sure Satan’s mission is to make you stumble, fall and become so weak in your faith as to not have the strength or commitment to make it over the final hurdle.

Christian, are you comfortable living in your sin? Many do not even recognize what sin is today. Churches are being turned into seeker friendly institutes, where no negatives are to be mentioned, no condemnation placed upon the sinner! Just adapt the service so all are comfortable, focus on modern music, modern watered down translations of the Word, and make the seekers feel good. It is just the opposite in all major revivals, they began with the deep conviction of sin, the Eternal damnation of Hell was described, and the wrath of a righteous God who hates sin but loves sinners was emphasized. The call was then as it should be today “Be ye Holy as I am Holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16. You may be saying, “I lead a good life, I’m not a bad person.” Isaiah says our deeds are as filthy rags, there is no-one righteous no not one. A good life does not get you to Heaven; it is a godly life, obeying God; and it is a fruitful life serving God. It is a life centered on Christ and His teachings.

Jesus tells the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. Read what He says.

"The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

In Verse 4 says some of the seed fell by the wayside and the birds devoured them. Jesus explains this parable in Matthew 13:18-23. The birds are Satan who snatches the truth away from those who are really not interested in the truth. They are careless listeners already captured by the enemy.

In verse 5, He says some seeds fell on stony places where there was not much earth and grew BUT when the sun came up they became scorched and because they had no roots they withered and died. These are those who accept salvation as it is heard but do not value the gift that Christ gave when He died on the Cross-in their place. Because they did not take the time to read the Word of God, which is their nourishment, their faith did not take root and when the world and its enticements came they withered under the pressure and their salvation died.

Unless we become doers of the Word not just hearers nothing will strengthen the spirit. God says in the Word to read it, to study it, to digest it. It is our spiritual food. We are to communicate with Him, praise Him, adore Him, and love Him. These are all actions; these who were scorched were hearers only and perished.

One large denomination in USA with 11,000 churches brought 294,000 commitments to Christ in one year. A year later only 4% or about 14,000 were found in any church. Are you one of those in whom the good seed is perishing? You may die eternally unless you seriously consider the words of this article.

In Verse 7 says “And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and chocked them.” This verse speaks of those who spend all their time, money and effort living in the world. The world is their god, not the Eternal Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Our priorities as Christians are to be saving the world but not rewarding ourselves with the trappings of its material goods. Where does your focus lie?

Jesus also told the parable of the rich merchant who found he had run out of room in his warehouses to store his material wealth, so he said I will tear them down and build bigger ones. But Christ said in my interpretation. “Waste of time mate, tonight you are dead!” No one knows the time or the hour when Christ will return or our time on this earth may be finished. Are you prepared to meet your Maker?

Jesus goes on to say “But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.” Fertile soil always produces a crop. Fertile soil often has to be prepared before sowing; often it lies fallow just for the farmer to begin the process of preparation. Those of us who have the gift of evangelism know that it is the Holy Spirit who goes before to implant the Good News of the Gospel. We as Christians have the great commission to see to it that all hear the Word. Not all will respond as this parable shows, and how they respond is not up to us if we lovingly speak the truth to them.

Prayer is a preparation to sow the seed of the gospel, Satan hinders, and Satan blocks, and Satan turns aside the truth with his lies. Spiritual warfare must be employed against him so that that stony ground can be broken up. Once hard ground has been broken then the air and the moisture can penetrate and then a crop can become a reality. I have seen enough hard ground in my time both as a small farmer and as an evangelist. Hard surfaces often cover softer fruit producing ground. It is the Holy Spirit who shines His Light on the works of darkness in sinful lives. Repentance brings life and if life becomes more abounding they reach out to others and their testimony is dramatic and a witness so that others want the same life from the same fountain that forever flows freely.

True stories from the revivals speak of town drunks, violent men who would maim and murder before their conversion now being souls on fire for the Living Christ. It is exciting to read of Wesley, Finney, Howell and many others whom were used of by God to turn whole towns around by preaching the message of Eternal Damnation and the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Word of God relates two ways to travel in this world, the broad way and the narrow way. Only two pathways, there is no middle ground. Read the Word in Matthew: 7:13-14.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Dear reader, which path are you traveling? Is going to Church, starting the day with prayer and Bible reading too much trouble? Is the world and its riches more important than your relationship with your Savior? The One who shed His blood so that you may have life! Which path are you on, who is really more important to you? But you choose the broad path and you will have no excuse when you are before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Read what the Word says again in Matthew 7: 21 -23.

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

You see even those who do good works in the Name of Christ with the wrong motive will not be allowed into Heaven. Repentance guided by the Holy Spirit is always the remedy for works done in the flesh. Do these words speak to you; do they make you contemplate your destiny?

To continue on our path, Jesus says in Luke 13: 24-27.

"Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

Then shall ye begin to say, we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity."

Many, hundreds of thousands will stand before Christ and tell Him they deserve to enter Heaven. Many reasons will be given, all the reasons but the one that counts.

Jesus will have no choice but to say, “Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.”

Who are the workers of iniquity?

Iniquity is SIN! Anything that breaks the Commandments of God. Once again most do not see themselves as sinners. They lead a good life, they try to be honest, they try to help others, but when you look at the Law in the Commandments, one lie makes you a liar, one lustful thought makes you a fornicator, it is only as we see clearly that One paid the penalty that we have on us as sinners and we accept His mercy and ask for His Blood to wash away our sins that we become Children of God. The Word says in 1 John 1:9

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

If you haven’t accepted Christ as Savior where does Christ send you? Look back at verse 28 in Luke Ch 13. To a place “where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” He says. This is HELL my friend. Eternal torment, day and night, every second, every minute, every hour, every day FOREVER. This is not the only description of this terrible place.

Read what it says in Mark 9: 43-48.

"And if thy hand offends thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offends thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:"

Three times in this passage the phrase “their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched” is enforced. It is better to loose an eye or a hand or a foot that causes you to sin than go here. The eye looks upon to lust after, the hand touches forbidden things and the feet walk in places where they should not go. These are the main parts of the body that lead us into temptation and out of God’s favor. I know that before I met my Lord I was led along the broad path of destruction and would have no doubt ended up in Hell for Eternity without the Blood of Christ cleansing me and making me righteous before my Maker.

Read now Luke 16: 19-31.

"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, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

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.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, 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.

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

Many think that after death there is nothing, or there is a place called purgatory from whence you can escape if enough prayers are said or monies paid for your deliverance, but once again the Word of God speaks the Truth in the above parable.

The rich man who lived the good life, in a mansion with good food, good clothes and everything that money could buy died and ended up in Hell while a beggar Lazarus who had to pick up the crumbs under the rich man’s table like a dog went straight to Heaven. The rich man could see Lazarus safe in Abraham’s bosom while he was in torment to such an extent that he wanted the beggar to dip his finger in water and come and cool his tongue. The shoe was now on the other foot. But there is no escape from Hell, and then realizing his mistake he wanted to warn his five brothers, who were now presumably enjoying their inheritance in the mansion, about the terrible destiny waiting for them.

No message can be delivered from the dead! No escape can be made from Hell! as verse 26 says there is a great chasm and no one can pass between either place.

Which place is reserved for you? It is your choice, but do not delay.

Once again speaking about Hell, the Apostle John writes in Revelation 14:9-11 these chilling words.

"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."

The Beast is of course the Devil; you may say I do not worship him. Once again if you do not acknowledge Christ as your Lord and Savior then it is the Devil you serve. There are only two masters; you must choose; only two paths; you must follow one or the other; only two gates into Eternity; which will you choose?

Friend these are spine chilling descriptions of the final destination for millions on this planet. Let me repeat them.

Tormented day and night with fire and brimstone… the smoke of their torment ascends forever and forever a million years and then some a million years multiply that!!! Add to these the previous statements, the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, a place where the worm never dies, and no rest day or night for eternity. Now do you realize the seriousness of these statements to you? Do you have rest in your spirit right now that your destination should you die in the next few minutes you would be with Christ?

Do not believe the lie of the Devil that it is OK to sin everyone does it. Do not believe the lie that it is OK to spend hours before the TV and a couple of minutes before God. Read the sports page or the Women’s Weekly but have no time for the Word of God. NO IT IS NOT OK!!!!

If you believe the Devil’s lies you are referred to in the Word of God as a goat. Yes a goat; a stupid stubborn animal. But if you believe the Word of God you are called sheep. Sheep know the voice of their shepherd and follow Him, and at the Day of Judgment the Lord will separate one from the other; sheep to the right hand and goats to the left. Here again is the Word of God in Matthew 25:31-34.

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

But to the goats on the left He says 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"

It is easy to live as a goat, just do as you please, live for yourself in the world, follow the broad path that leads to destruction; Indulge in lust of the world, the pride of life all that Satan tempts you with and you will end up rewarded as the Devil will be rewarded for his rebellion; the flaming pit. The choice is yours, friend. As it says in Matt 7:14 “Because narrow is the gate to life and few there are that find it.” Note the words, difficult and few, and the walk with Christ is often rugged, Satan will see to that, as the Lord was persecuted so shall it be for those who follow Him.

Anyone who has read Pilgrim’s Progress will know about Christian and his various diversions and sidetracks and the rocky ground that he had to traverse. Be assured that Satan never lets any of his captives come to Christ without a fight. He will do all in his power to regain them so that they can join him in Hell. He will fire many fiery darts to hinder you in your search for the truth, not only that but he will discourage you in your daily walk; he will try to stop you praying or reading the Word because he knows that without these you will remain a weak Christian; you will be a cripple and ultimately you will loose the joy of your salvation and your reward in Heaven.

Satan absolutely hates the children of God because we once belonged to him as children of the darkness, then the light of the Holy Spirit translated us out of his kingdom in an instant when we ask Jesus Christ into our lives. Satan is described as a roaring lion looking to devour you; as a ravenous wolf tearing the flock of God apart; as an angel of light deceiving even the elect if possible. He has seducing spirits teaching doctrines of demons to deceive you; he will cause you to fall away from the faith unless you stand firm on the Word of God.

The Apostle Paul speaks about the flesh warring against the spirit and visa versa. There will always be a tug of war between the Holy Spirit and the Devil for control of your life until the flesh is crucified. Christ has already defeated Satan at the Cross, we are already new creations, the problems are that we do not recognize that and allow sin to reign in our mortal bodies. The things I do I do not want to do, and the things I do not want to do I do says Paul. We are called to be Holy as He is Holy. 1 Peter 1: 16. The Lord would not make such a statement unless it could be accomplished with His help. Allowing persistent sin to have victory over our spiritual life is dangerous indeed.

In the book of Romans, Paul states that to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. {Romans 8:6} Carnal Christians {if there be such a person}lead a defeated life, never staying victorious, never growing spiritually; they do not see the danger in such a powerless life and witness. The Bible speaks about the great falling away in several places. To fall away means to lose salvation, to loose your place in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Now there is a hellish doctrine of Eternal Security that says once you are in Christ you are safe. The Word never gives you a license to sin, the Word constantly warns about the danger of sin.

Paul again in Romans 6:12 says “do not let sin reign in your mortal bodies, that you obey it in lust.” Obeying the lusts of sin grieves the Holy Spirit. Romans 6:16 speaks about not being slaves to sin but slaves to righteousness, and again in v 19, Paul urges us not to be of slaves to uncleanness leading to more lawlessness but to be slaves of righteousness for holiness. V 20-23 makes it plain.

"For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

His admonition is clear. We are to cast off the works of darkness and put on the Armor of light. It is an act of our will, pitted against the will of the Devil to hold us in bondage to eventually weaken us to the point of total rejection of the Holy Spirit and therefore a Christ less Eternity. That is your choice as you read this article.

The Lord God does not make us puppets; He allows us our free will to choose good over evil. If we sin, we must repent, and if we say we do not sin we deceive ourselves and there is no truth in us, it says in 1 John 1:8. “But if we confess our sins Christ is Faithful and just to forgive us our sins and His precious blood cleanses us from ALL sin”. Do not let the Devil tell you that all is not forgiven when you have claimed it before the Father. The Devil loves to cause us to doubt; he heaps false guilt upon those who do not know his strategy. But there is grave danger for those who continue in persistent sin. Give the Devil an inch and he will take a mile.

One of the most used deceptions of the enemy is complacency and passivity. “It will be right mate, I’ll do it tomorrow!” If the Holy Spirit has convicted you of a sin area now as you read this message, pause it and take the time to repent. Is there a situation you are involved in that is not holy? Is there a secret sin area that only you know about? Are you angry with your spouse or children or parents? Really you are not the only one who knows, there are three other persons who know ALL. God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. You cannot hide anything from them. If you are a Christian they dwell within your spirit.

I have written some short statements in the cover of my Bible to remind me of certain areas. One is, “Sin will either keep you from this Book, or sin will keep you in this Book”. Another is “If Satan comes and reminds you of your dirty past, tell him of his fiery future”.

Our salvation is conditional. I have already mentioned the great falling away as spoken of in the Word. Satan will seduce many away from the faith. Paul makes a clear statement in Romans 11: 22

"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off."

Did you hear that? You must continue otherwise you will be cut off. Useless branches on a grape vine just draw water and goodness from the trunk but produce no fruit so they are pruned off and thrown into the fire. There is hope if repentance is sought it says in V 23, God is able to graft them in again if they do not continue in unbelief.

Jesus tells another parable in John 15. It is the parable of the True Vine and I just want to make a few relevant points here. Open your Bible and follow along.

In Verse 5 Jesus says, “ I am the Vine, you are the branches The branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in the vine.”

If we live our lives, as Christ wants us to live them, we will bear fruit. We will want to tell others of our new life. Others should be able to see changes as the Holy Spirit deals with the sinful areas in our lives. We begin to develop the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness etc.

BUT, there is always a condition. Verse 6 says, “Anyone who does not abide in ME is cast out as a branch and is withered and gathered and cast into the fire to burn.” You need to be strongly attached to the main stem so you can draw the goodness to develop and grow. Have you seen a branch that is fractured from a tree? It holds on for a few weeks before the leaves start to fall off and eventually the branch dies and is used for firewood.

In Verse 2 speaks about pruning to bear more fruit. Pruning involves pain. When my father showed me how to prune our grape vines after a fruit season I was amazed about how much had to be taken off the vine. As kids we used to race home from school and sit under one of the vines and eat the grapes. Large bunches of black or green grapes that grew on branches sometimes 15 feet long. But when the leaves fell in the fall out came the pruning shears. Dad sharpened them to razor sharp and then he took the branch back to within six inches of the main trunk. These cut branches were gathered and burnt. Dad knew that next season the harvest would be again fruitful as the fruit grows only on new wood.

Our Heavenly Father often sends trials to prune off the old wood. Trials either drive us to God in prayer or drive us away and therefore we become weak and ineffective for the Kingdom. Some parts of our old lives have to be thrown into the fire so God can begin a new work in us. Trials can produce a new outlook, a new zeal for God, a strengthened faith that others can notice.

I have another saying in my Bible cover that says. “No one likes to watch a smoldering, smoking ember, but a crowd will gather to watch a fire”. Friend are you on fire for Christ? Or does your smoke hurt the eyes of those around you? Smoke gets in your eyes and drives others away from the fire, being lukewarm for God is dangerous.

Look at Revelation 3:15-16

"I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."


The Lord says, “Make up your mind! I want to know whether you are hot or if you are cold.” No middle ground again. He even says I would rather you cold than lukewarm. At least He would know for sure where you stand. The worst imaginable comment He places upon the one who is lukewarm. He Says “I will vomit you out of My Mouth.” You are repugnant to Him; you make Him sick in His stomach!

Examine your walk or lack of it at the moment. Do you have a walk at all? Are you seduced by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes for worldly things, is your priority the new car, the big house, the comforts of life, the leisure and pleasure of the world? You may wake up too late one morning screaming, “Where the Hell am I?” Remember the frog, he was invited for dinner but became the main course. Satan knows his destination but he does not want to be there alone so he is after your soul, friend.

Reminds me of another of Christ’s parables. In Matthew 25:1-13

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

But the wise answered, saying, not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

This is the parable of the wise and foolish virgins waiting for the bridegroom to come so they could go to his feast. In those days the bridegroom would walk through the streets inviting guests to the wedding feast. Often it was late at night when he arrived. These virgins represent us as Christians and Christ is the bridegroom. All these had their lamps filled with oil. The oil represents the Holy Spirit. The five foolish virgins had not enough oil for the night but the five wise ones carried extra oil to top up their lamps.

All fell asleep waiting for him to come and a midnight they were awakened by a shout; “The bridegroom is coming”. They all got up and trimmed their wicks, turned up the light, but the foolish ones realized that there was not enough oil to get through the night to the feast. They begged the wise ones for some of their oil but they said we might not have enough then either. The foolish ones ran to the merchant to top up their oil but it was too late for when they arrived at the door to the feast it was shut.

They hammered on the door and called to the Bridegroom, “Lord let us in!!!” But the result was the same as to all who are not prepared. “Assuredly I do not know you,”

Are you prepared for the feast? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Are you ready to meet your maker? There is another saying in my Bible cover. Many leave making a decision for Christ until the twelfth hour. BUT unfortunately He often comes at 11am.

Verse 13 in the parable above says it well. “Therefore watch for you do not know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man {Christ} comes”

Friend you do not know your allotted days or hours remaining on this earth. You may be taken at 11 o clock also, then where would you be if you are not a believer in Christ now? If I were to ask you two important questions right now, how would you answer?

Firstly, if you were to die tonight would you know without a doubt that you would go to Heaven to meet Jesus Christ? Remember the witness of the Holy Spirit tells you that you are a Christian. If you have no witness it is doubtful.

If you said, “yes I would be there”; my next question is “Why then should Christ allow you into His Heaven? What would be your response?

If you were to say something like “I am a good person, or I go to church, and I have never harmed anyone etc. This answer will not get you into Heaven. You see no one on earth is without sin. One lie makes you a liar; one thought of lust makes you a fornicator; using the Name of God in vain makes you a blasphemer; one hateful thought makes you a murderer. God cannot allow sin in His presence, but praise His Name, He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. It says in 1 John 1: 9

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Those who truly repent and ask Him into their lives will be forgiven and then God see you through the eyes of His Son. You are right with God; you have a place in Heaven.

If you now recognize that you are not saved from Hell’s damnation read this prayer out aloud.

Dear Heavenly Father, I recognize that I am a sinner in need of your forgiveness. I repent of my past sins and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into my life and change me. I thank you Father that you have saved me from the penalty of death by having your Son die in my place. Thank you Lord Jesus.

If you recognize as you have read this article that you, as a backslidden Christian are in danger of being spewed out of the Mouth of God, please pray this prayer in genuine repentance.

Heavenly Father, I thank you that I have recognized that I am lukewarm and far away from where I should be. The Devil has rocked me into complacency and passivity. The Holy Spirit has convicted me of my wrongdoing and I ask your forgiveness. Renew my desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit; rekindle the flame of desire to read Your Word and communicate daily with You. Empower me to lead a fruitful life telling others about Your mercy and Your plan of Salvation.

I rebuke the enemy, Satan, and his demons from my life. I refuse to be controlled by them again; I will be controlled by the Holy Spirit of the Living God, and Him alone. I am thankful for Your Son’s Death on the Cross-where He conquered Satan and his forces, and now I am seated with Christ far above all principalities and powers, and my weapons of war are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down spiritual strongholds.

I choose to demolish all demonic strongholds in my life as the Holy Spirit reveals them to me. I am thankful that your Word says that nothing can separate me from the love of God as said in Romans 8: 32-39. AMEN