Topic: THE HORROR OF HELL (I)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 13, Proverbs 14, Proverbs 15
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 16: 19 -31
Memory verse: Luke 16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
Motivational Quote: God never created hell for mankind.
Prophetic Word: You will not end your journey in hell fire, in the name of Jesus.
The story of the rich man and Lazarus, as narrated by Jesus Christ in our Fire Scripture today, is neither a parable nor a fable but a historical event. It is said that Jesus spoke about hell more than heaven during His earthly ministry. He also spoke about hell more than any other person because He understood and still understands the reality and the horror of hell more than mankind does.
However, there are different perspectives and perceptions of Hell which are far from the truth about hell as revealed by the Bible. Some say there is no hell. Some claim that hell is in this world, represented by a life of hardship, suffering and abject poverty. Some others declare that a loving God cannot send His creatures to hell ﬁre. But to such people, the Bible says, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men …” (2nd Cor. 5:11).
Others said that they would commit sin in an unimaginable dimension that out of anger, God would throw them beyond landing in hell. People like this should remember Hebrews 10:31 which says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” To worsen this falsehood is the various perceptions of religious heretics meant to water down the reality and horror of Hell. They teach that hell is not forever.
Others say hell ﬁre is for the purging of sinners so as to make them ﬁt to enter heaven eventually. Still, some teach that God will just annihilate sinners at once. That is, God will pour fuel on them and burn them to ashes. Another perception about hell is that it is the perpetual unconscious state of the dead. But from the story of the rich man and Lazarus, we can clearly see that dead people are very conscious of their existence, surroundings and experiences.
All these wrong beliefs are only encouraging sinners to continue in sin with the false assurance of not ending their lives’ journey in hell ﬁre. Beloved, the truth is that God never created hell for human beings but for the devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41).
However, because of the increased wickedness and sinfulness of man, “hell is enlarging her mouth without measure” (Isaiah 5:14). My friend, the horror of hell cannot be fully portrayed or comprehended by any mortal being. May you not end your journey there, in Jesus’ name.
1. Jesus Christ my Lord, I thank You for dying for me.
2. Every seed and strength of sin in my soul, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Blood of Jesus, Holy Ghost fire, purify the vessel of my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every material of hell fire in my life, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Arrow of the spirit of death and hell working in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. Anything dragging me to hell, release me and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Lord Jesus, enthrone Yourself in my life, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (general Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide) Read more about MFM daily devotional