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13. Revelation's Lake of Fire!

Lowell Hargreaves Michael Hargreaves

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How does hellfire reveal a God of love and justice? What does the Bible teach about hellfire and the length of time it will burn? Listen to this lecture to find out more!

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  • February 20, 2015
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Our topic for tonight is revelations lake of fire and brimstone will five years some years ago the Russians were drilling the deepest well at that time. In planet Earth they ended up drilling down to twelve thousand two hundred sixty two meters deep. Can you imagine a well we goes twelve kilometers into the earth and according to her been legend dangled a long wire with a microphone on the end of it down into that well as they thought they heard screams coming up out of the hole they thought maybe they drilled out into hail. It became known later as the well. Well well what is pal where is pale as hell fire down away underneath us somewhere or down under Siberia. We're looking at the hottest topic tonight in the Bible. But before we look at this topic we want to consider the character of God The Bible tells us in verse John four eight. God is love really well a God of love one day torment the last all eternity in hell. We understand the devil has taken advantage of the topic of hell fire more than any other Bible topic probably to lead people to look upon God as unjust cruel vengeful and even to hate God. The question we want to consider tonight dess hell fire reveal to us the God of love and justice we will ensure that in our study there are two primary teachings in the Christian world regarding hell. Number one is that Hellfire is unending torment where the wicked are always burned but never fully destroyed throughout all eternity. The other is that Hellfire will ultimately destroy the lost in both of these people tried it. Two from the Bible you know the Bible is not teaching two different things that we want to see what the truth is from the Word of God First of all the term hail is found about fifty four times in the King James Bible translated from the Old Testament Hebrew word she'll and translated from the Greek word Hades however of the fifty four times that the term Hill is used forty two times it simply means the grave. Let's look at a couple examples of this here is a text from joke Chapter seventeen thirteen where it says if I wait the shield the grave is my house. I have made my bed in the darkness. So here is a Hebrew word Sheol is translated What's a grave. All right another text this is from Psalms eighty six thirteen. Our greatest mercy toward me now has delivered my soul from the lowest she'll hear the same word Sheol is translated what will but in the margin it actually says or the grave. Now in India Testament the word Hades is used first Corinthians fifteen fifty five O.T.F. Where is divesting. Oh a hades grave. Where is the victory. But oftentimes in the New Testament the word Hades is translated hell. So we understand that the fifty four times that a Hellfire is used in the Bible forty two times. It simply means the grave. We want to answer three questions in our topic tonight. First of all number one when Will hell fire her or is it burning right now. Secondly where Will hell fire burnt down in the earth somewhere. And number three how long will Hell fire burn when where and how long we can correctly answer these three questions we will know the truth about. Now hill from the Bible. Let's start with that first question. The first question away and we'll hellfire for to answer that. We're going to go to a story that Jesus told in Matthew thirteen twenty four to thirty you can mark that in your notes. Jesus told a parable of a farmer that sowed good seed in his field. And at night an enemy came and so do we see this among the wheat or the rice. And when the crop came up here were all these weeds growing with the good sea. So the servants asked the farmer Shall we go out and pull up the weeds and the farmer said No let them go. Then we will separate the two. You can read that in Matthew thirteen twenty four through thirty. Later the disciples came to Jesus and asked him to explain the parable of Matthew thirteen thirty six that thirty nine is Jesus' explanation here Jesus. That then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house and his disciples came and him saying declarant to us the parable of the terrors of the field. He answered and said And to them he that So the good seed is the Son of Man The field is the world the good seed are the children of the kingdom. But the tears of the children of the wicked one he was so the good seed who is that Eve that Jesus and the field is what the world the good seed who is that. I hope that you and the tears of the weeds who's that like you that's the wicked the enemy that serve them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world and the reapers are the angel who is the enemy the devil the harvest is when in the world the reapers are who angels. So Jesus is. Made in his own parable now versus forty to forty two. Jesus says as Therefore the tares who is the tears of the wickedly evil as Therefore the tears are gathered and bird in the fire so shall it be where is the end of this world. The Son of Man still said for these angels and they should gather out of his kingdom all things that ofan and them which do iniquity and shall cast them into a furnace of fire there is hell fire there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Says it will be in the end of this world when does Hell Fire Burn the end of this world. Let's read on now verses forty nine and fifty. Bible says so shall it be at the end of the world. The angels will come forth and sever the wicked from among the just and shall cast them into the furnace of fire there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. So now we can answer our question when does Hell fire burned. The answer is what and then worry and rolled. So where then are the wicked who are ready to die. Are they way they are any of us burning somewhere. Let's get the answer from Jesus. Jesus said John five twenty eight and twenty nine. Marvel not at this for the hour is coming in the which all that are aware in the rays they show here is boys and shall come forth and where from the grave they that have been good unto the resurrection of life and they they have been evil on to the resurrection of damnation. We will study those two resurrections tomorrow night. So where are the wicked to day in the gray is their graves are they in purgatory then. Now not inhale either. And before they can come out of the grave before they can be punished by hell fire rather they must come forth from the grave that's the resurrection of damnation. So we can clarify here Wade will hellfire burden at the end of the world after the resurrection of damnation because they had to be resurrected before they are punished in hell fire so questions. How many people are burning in hell right now. A lot as we speak right now and nobody's there oh well your own people are burning in hell. Well tell me then who was screaming out valve a hole there in Russia. The well to hell. Well the Bible says For they are the spirits of devils working miracles. You may have heard of people who had visions of hill. There have been books written about the visions of hill you might read one. I remember some time ago somebody gave me one and you can read there in this document the graphically illustrated picture of hell. According to this person Jesus took them down to the lower regions and they saw their the wicked being tormented in hell. Well one thing we know whoever took the person down there or whoever gave the vision that was not Jesus at all that was a demon masquerading as Jesus because Jesus says Hell Fire burns when at the end of the world nobody is burning in hell now so the visions of hell can the devil give reasons. He gave one to Jesus took him up on a mountaintop gave him a vision of all the kingdoms of the earth. The devil can give these things we have to test everything by the Bible. So in answer to our first question when will Hell fire burn. Let's move into our second question where will Hell fire burn. We're going to begin to answer that Revelation twenty one verse eight market down Revelation twenty one verse in the Bible says. But the fearful and unbelieving this is the God's list of the wicked and abominable and murderers and whoremongers that word comes from the Greek word pornos where we get our English word pornography 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 there is hell fire the lake of fire and brimstone and is called what. Second second death. Please notice here is another evidence that a Hellfire cannot varied until after the resurrection of the wicked because the wicked die a second death before they can die a second death they have to have what Second Life. Second Life can't digest like a death until you've had a second life. They went into the grave when they died the first death and before they can experience the second death and hell fire. They have to come out of the grave. They have to be resurrected. Well son does the Bible tell us where the wicked will be when they are resurrected and punished by this like in death. Well it does actually tell us let's go read Revelation twenty verses seven through nine. Revelation twenty seven through nine tells us and when the thousand years are expired Satan shall be loosed out of his prison and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth where four quarters of the year. That's north south east and west. That's world wide Gog and Magog and we'll look at them tomorrow. The number of to gather them to battle the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the what. They are earth and they compassed the camp of the saints about in the beloved city and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured now him we're going to study more about this tomorrow night. The camp of the say is God in May God will study that in detail tomorrow but please notice the Bible says the where are the wicked when the fire falls. They are on the fire came down from God out of heaven. People say well we don't know where hail is but it's down there somewhere. No hellfire is not down there somewhere. The Bible says hell fire is coming from up there somewhere a fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. And where are the wicked when the fire falls right on the earth right here on this earth is going to be turned into one vast flame called in the Bible the lake of fire. You may remember the world was once covered it was once covered by a lot of water. Let's read about that from second Peter three verses six and seven. Second Peter three six and seven whereby the world that then was being overflowed with water perished but the heavens and the earth which are now by the same word are kept in store reserved until a lot higher under fire against the Day of Judgment and partition of on godly man. So there's a second flood coming this next flood is not a flood of water. The next flood will be a flood of fire. This whole world is going to be flooded with flame. Let's read on about this. Notice the description of it. It says about the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in the which the heaven shall pass away with a great noise even the air is going to be on fire. The elements shall melt with private heat you know to be hot. But the Earth also and the works that are there and she'll be buried up seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. So even the elements are going to be on fire the rocks are going to burn the water water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. All God has to do is change the chemistry a little bit and we would have an enormous Eden further No and that's what the Bible predicts so sudden where Will hell fire burn or it's going to burn right here on the earth where events are they when we've answered the way there. There's one more question answer and that is how log will a hellfire but what how long will fire hellfire bird. The fact is I don't know. Nobody knows exactly how long except God The Bible says Each one will be rewarded according to their works. So evidently some people that are not very wicked they're going to be burned up in a moment. Others are going to burn much longer people like Hitler Stalin and so forth who will burn the longest. Satan but one thing I do know hail of fire will not burn throughout the season the ages of eternity. Acer about that. Well there are some text that seem to say that it will and we're going to look at those texts but let's consider three reasons why we know a hell fire cannot burn for all eternity. First of all where does hell fire burn on the earth. Well Mark that down is number one hell fire will burn right here on the air and yes this earth His promises the future home of the say let's read that Jesus said Jesus said blessed that are the meek relational and Harris the earth out of fire. Matthew five five. So evidently the fire's got to go out right where is the Firebird on the earth on the earth and this Earth is a promise to the saved are we going to live here with fire burning around us. Course not the fires got to go out. After seeing this world exploding in fire and flame. So I completed three thirteen. Then Saint Peter says nevertheless we according to his promise what promise me there at the earth according to his promise. We look for a new heavens and a new or wherein dwells righteousness what happened to the old habits of the old are burned up burned up that God makes a new heaven than I do or don't miss this any thoroughly burning hell fire would spoil our with poison the happiness of the saved. If you knew that your father your mother your grandfather your grandmother your brother your sister was in hell fire burning for all eternity could you really be happy and have it. Probably not the second reason now that we know hell fire cannot burn for all eternity is that God is just and fair and all his way. Is the really well the Bible says he is. Job thirty seven twenty three touching the Almighty we cannot find him out. He is excellent in power and in judgement and in plenty of justice. He will not afflict. Now if God were to torment the last for all eternity in hell fire we could not say he is. Excellent in justice he will not afflict. Let's illustrate this way let's suppose that I'm driving through Manila on a motorcycle and I don't have on a helmet and I get stopped by a traffic officer not have a on my helmet and he said so low you come to court. So I go to court for my crime of riding through Manila without a helmet on and at the trial I actually go to trial at the court the judge says Lowell Thurlow because you didn't have a helmet on ice sentenced you to be burnt to death slowly. Is that justice. I wouldn't think so but which would you choose if you had to choose to be burnt to death slowly for not having your helmet on or to live in Hell for all eternity which is more unjust. I'd much rather be burnt to death slowly for not wearing a helmet because eventually I would die and I wouldn't feel any more pain. How long is eternity. Someone once said if you could take a couple water in your hand and you could empty out the whole ocean with a couple water that would be the first second of eternity. Turn it he is forever without end is that the kind of god ways. Where did the doctrine of eternally burning Hill originate not of the Bible. Now that doctrine of an eternity burning hell originated with that old serpent called The Devil and Satan. It's one of those doctrines of devils. One of those doctrines of devils that originated with Satan's first law you will not surely die. You see if the soul is immortal then where are you going to put the souls of the wicked. If you take the pagan doctrine of any mortal soul. All and then you add to that the Bible doctrine of hell fire that will give you an eternal burning fire somewhere where the lost are tortured but never fully destroyed and the root of this doctrine this false doctrine is the pagan doctrine of the immortal soul. There are some people say all that just seems so terrible for people to burn in hell for all eternity. We don't believe in Hell peerless just sort of a symbolic thing everybody's going to be saved. Well that's not true either. That's right the Bible teaches there is a hell fire. There was one church that came up with a very creative solution. They said we're going to make a place that we call purgatory will purify people first and then we'll bring him into heaven. Course that's not true either. The Bible does teach health care but we're seeing tonight it does not teach an eternal a burning hell fire because the Soul is a soul immortal. We found out the soul is not immortal. There's a third reason why we know hell fire cannot burn for all eternity number three. Eternal life is only a promise to the saved. God never promised eternal life to the wicked in hell fire or any place. In fact the Bible says John three sixteen which you read it with us tonight. All together for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish should not what Harry perish but have everlasting life. What about those who do not believe in Jesus what's going to happen to them so they will perish. Let's see what the Bible says the Bible says the wages of sin is eternal life in hell fire. Is that what is. Oh it doesn't say that the wages of sin is death Romans six twenty three another tax is equal eighteen for the soul that said that it shall live for all eternity itself might be what some preacher says that's not what the Bible says the soul of that sin if it's you know what. Whatever you think the soul in the Bible makes it clear the soul of that sin if it shall die not going to live in Hell for all eternity. You see if the wicked were punished in hellfire for all eternity and the wicked also have eternal life today that we could not have eternal life. You don't have a choice between eternal life in heaven vs eternal life in hell. If you want to have eternal life you must believe in Jesus. Let's notice the Bible description of Haleigh Malakai For you want to clear this corruption of the of the fires of hell Malakai four Verse one since put it in your notes for the whole the day comes that show Burn isn't of it going to be hot and all the proud. Yes and all that do wickedly Shelby's tell Pole what stubble when you harvest the rice field what's left in the field that stuff that sticking up after the harvest. That's the stubble and oftentimes the farmer will set a fire and he'll burn off the stubble what's left there in the field after he's harvested the rice that's the stubble the wicked shall be stubble and the day that come I shall burn them up not going to keep living they're going to be burned up. Seth the LORD of hosts that it shall leave them neither it nor Branch who is the root of all evil. If you burn up a tree and leave the roots what might happen. Like my comeback. But if you. But in both the tree and the roots is it coming back not coming back let's reverse three now Alec I for verse three says and you shall tread down the wicked but they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I should do this. The Lord of Hosts the God says that the wicked will be turned into hash into ASH is not going to keep a living going to be turned to ashes and apparently the right just are going to walk out from the New Jerusalem out on to those ashes and watch God recreate planet Earth or Sun Tell us where will the devil be as a devil in charge of hell or is it going to be burning in hell is definitely not going to be in charge of hell let's read what the Bible says and killed twenty eight verses eighteen and nineteen. Bible says here in is equal twenty eight in one thing will start in verse sixteen God says I will destroy you. OK covering cherub from the midst of the stones of fire. We know from the context this is referring to Lucifer and then God says I will bring forth a fire from the midst of you its shell devour you. I will bring you to what Ashes is upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you so where does hellfire come from comes down from God And where else comes right out of the devil God says I'm going to bring forth a fire from the midst of you is I going to be a special fire definitely because the devil is a spiritual being. Does God have the power to do that to bring a fire right out of Satan. Oh yes in the fire is going to do a lot of our turn him to past actions and then reading on all day that no you among the people shall be astonished at you you shall be a terror and never shall you be any more. Do you know what that's telling us God is some day going to cremate the devil. Amen. That's so feared really you can look forward to what you think about funerals as being a time when everybody's getting cry but this is the funeral the whole universe is going to be happy for when God cremate the devil and God says an easy kill twenty eight nineteen never shall be any more no more devil is that good news is that clear. If it's clear let me hear a loud Yes. Oh you think it's clear. Well since it is so clear let let's see if we can confuse you a little bit. Let's go to a rather troubling text. This is Revelation twenty verses nine and ten. Revelation twenty verses nine and ten verse nine says. And they went up on the breath of the earth. They compas they surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. We already saw that earlier the fire destroys them. But now verse ten says and the devil that the sees them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Still clear brooches now I'm confused weak yes really easy to feel where God says he's going to cremate the devil never be any more. And here in Revelation it says the devil's going to be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Still clear you say I'm confused now is the Bible contradicting itself. I will never know. We have to answer the question How long is forever. Biblically you say well forever means without end. What you're describing when we're talking about God We know that indeed God is without a hand but we use forever in a relative way. Even today I'll just give an example. My son here. Sometimes he's in the C.R. brushing his teeth and my daughter wants to use the C.R. and he's been in there a while and she says Daddy would you tell Michael to get out of the C.R. he's been in there forever. What's that mean. Does that mean he spent all of his life in the C.R. and he'll spend the rest of eternity in the C.R. Carson. It simply means he's been in there a long time. Did you ever say I had to wait forever for that I gotta show up. It seem like the traffic on Friday would take forever to get here. So these are relative expressions. Let me illustrate this way ladies tell me ladies have you ever had a man say this to you. I will love you always and forever. What did he mean. Now I know some of you ladies are they get I wish preacher I wished I knew what he meant I thought he would love me as long as he lived but for some man. Yes when they say always and forever is going to be as long as they live. But you know there are other men always and forever might only be for the week and for some minutes just for the night and the next night they're telling some other woman I'll love you always and forever. So we know that forever is relative to what we're describing. In fact here's something in the Bible for every of us fifty seven times to describe events that have actually already ended. Here's an example. Revelation fourteen eleven and the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever. What does for ever and ever me. Let's look at some more text. This is from Exodus twenty one six and says he that's a servant shall serve him at the master forever how long was that as long as he lived another one. First Samuel one twenty two will Hannah brought the little boy said no to the temple to alibi there forever. How long was that son as long as he lives. Verse twenty eight. Forever doesn't even have to be that long. No it doesn't bother because you see Jonah was in the belly of the fish how long before ever he said that he was in there forever but actually the Bible tells us. Well it says Jonah to six I went down to the bottoms of the mountains in the belly of that great fish the earth with her bars was about me how long or ever. For ever and then I don't know one seventeen and Joan I was in the belly of the fish how long three days and three nights. I'll tell you if I was in a fish's belly away Bill's belly for three days and three nights I'd think that was forever too. So a question Does forever in the Bible always mean without it and no otherwise Jonah would still be in the whale's bellowing for ever and ever is a biblical expression which means until the end of the age not an infinite at ending length of time. Usually it means as long as a life shall last. But for Jonah I was just three days and three nights. But what about the expression eternal fire the level talks about eternal fire doesn't it. Well it does let's go read about eternal fire from Jude one verse seven. What is eternal fire me. Jude one seven says even a Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth as an example suffering the VIN. What. Eternal fire. Vernell fires that they are put forth as an example to well let's read another text. Well first of all our Sodom and Gomorrah still burning now but they were burned with eternal fire as an example and example to who. Let's read second Peter to six and mark that in your notes it says in turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into into what we learned that it in time God is going to turn the wicked into us so here Sodom and Gomorrah turned into ashes burned with eternal fire condemned them with an overthrow making them an incentive or an example and to those it after should live on godly Sodom and Gomorrah are an example of what God is going to do to the wicket is going to turn them into ashes. We read that in Malakai for three but they're going to be burned of eternal fire. So apparently this eternal fire will be turned all in its effect but not in its duration. In other words the effect of hell fire will the wicked ever come back to life. Will they ever live again. They're going to be burned up is the effect of that punishment is going to last for all eternity. They're not going to keep getting punished. They'll be caught for all eternity. So tonight we've answered three questions about hell fire number one the wind hell fire burn when and the world after the resurrection of damnation where will fire burn burn right here on the earth. And number three how long will Hell Fire Bird to reward each of the wicked according to their word. But we know it's going to end because the writers will inherit the earth. And if you'd like to read more you can visit our Web site and download the free handout on hail. We didn't give that to you here. That's what you have to go to the Internet to get revelations of prophecy dot com we'll upload that probably tonight or tomorrow so you can download that for your file. But many of the questions are also in your lesson tonight. If you like more info on the Hill visit our amazing facts website Hayle Truth dot com and you can learn a lot more about Hill there Hale Truth dot com. Now before we finish talking about hellfire we want to make something very very clear. God does not enjoy the work of destroying the loss. Let's read a text from easy kill thirty three Verse eleven the kill thirty three verse eleven. God says hearsay and to them as I live says the Lord God I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his away and live tourney turn me from your evil ways for a wily dial house that Israel has God made provision for our salvation. Do you. Does anybody have to go to hell. No Hill Fire was prepared for who the Bible says Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels. If we end up in hell fire it's not going to be God's fault. God has made ample Providian for our salvation and that's why you read in Hebrews two Verse three How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation. What more could God do to save us. It's like the story you might have heard the story happened during the days of the Wild West in America. There was a young man. I'm living in a town in America during the days of the Wild West. That was when everybody carried a gun member and this young man was a well respected young man in his town and one day he was playing cards with a friend of his and they got into an argument and they got so angry with each other this young man he pulled out his gun he shot his friend and the friend died. So this young man he was arrested and he was sentenced to be hung for his crime of murder now he was not a criminal this was the first time this he had ever been involved with a crime. And so his parents they thought maybe we could get the governor to pardon this youth because this happened in anger he wasn't a criminal and so they circulated a petition throughout the town that this young man be pardoned by the governor and there were many people there in that in the town that like the young man the petition went all through the state. They got hundreds thousands of signatures. And when the petition arrived on the governor's desk the governor was a Christian man he thought Yeah I'm going to pardon this youth wrote out a pardon for this young man. And then he thought I want to test the sincerity of this use. So he dressed himself up like a preacher. Black suit white collar Bible under his arm and he went down to the prison where this young man had been locked up. And he walked into the prison and when he got to the cell the young man looked up and he saw what he thought looked like a preacher. He said preacher I've already had a bunch of preachers come by here I don't want to see another preacher. And the governor who looked like a preacher said the young man I've got good news for you and the young young man said yeah that's what every preacher that's come visit me says oh we got good news for you the good news is salvation and the young man said of the gap. Or who we thought was a preacher he said preacher I don't want your good news now go away and leave me alone. Governor stood there for a moment then he turned and walked away some minutes later the director of the prison came by and said to the young man well how did you make out with the governor. And the young man said Governor what do you mean Governor there's no been no governor come to visit me. And the director of the prison said yes young man that was the governor of the state that just came to visit you and he had a pardon in his pocket. Oh said the young man please call him back I got apologized to him for my terrible words but the governor had already left and so that young man sat down and he wrote out an apology to the governor for his words and when the governor received that letter he turned it over. He wrote on the back side no longer interested in this case. He sensed that that young man was not sincere. Some weeks later they took the young man out to be hung for his crime of murder and so they asked him Now do you have any final words you want to tell the American people before you die. He said Yes I want the people of America to know that I'm not being hung today because I killed a man. I'm being hung today because I rejected the party that had been brought to me. If we are lost it's not because God hasn't provided a part of. It's because we have rejected the pardon that God has offered us. Bible says in John three Verse sixteen let's say all together tonight for God so loved the world. He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God paid an infinite price is that we need not perish but have everlasting life. Those are the two options. You don't live in hellfire for all eternity either you live with Jesus for all eternity or you perish for all eternity those are the only two options. I want you to consider for a moment tonight what heaven would be like for a wicked person. Have you ever thought about that. They'll be no cigarettes in heaven. Do you still want to go to heaven. They'll be no alcohol in heaven. You still want to go below. There will be no discos there. Don't want to go wild parties no wild parties there. There will be no sin there is no selfishness. Can you imagine what heaven would be like for a wicked person to be surrounded by all these unselfish Holy Synod unless people that would be the ultimate torture for a wicked person and so God to love no less than his justice assigned the wicked to what they themselves would choose eternal separation from a holy God in a holy place. The wicked are shut out of heaven by their own unfitness to be there some day God is going to have a clean universe. The fires of Hell are going to purify this world and after the fire goes out you can read and they have one verses nine and did where the Bible says and will never arise again for all eternity. The Bible tells us in revenue. Twenty one one. This is good news Revelation twenty one verse one. This is all the way down near the end of the Bible John says and I saw a new heaven and a new earth. What happened to the first heaven the Bible says the first heaven and the first earth were passed away and there was no more sea bird up by fire and then he says and verse for God So wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death neither sorrow nor crying neither shall there be any more paid for the former things are passed away. If Hell fire continued to burn for all eternity then there would be sorrow there would be crying there would be paid there would be to Irv's by was has no all that's going to pass away after hell fire goes out. Then God going to wipe away our tears because perhaps we may see people that we know in the fire we might recognize somebody that's lost. So there are no doubt there'll be tears but when the fire goes out God's going to wipe away our tears you know wipe away no doubt the painful memory and then they'll be no more death no more sorrow no more pain. And today we can still choose our destiny our eternity the way to life is narrow the Bible says and few there be that find it. The devil stands on one side and holds out to everyone the fire and the fame the pleasures of sin which only lasts for a short time but Christ offers a crown of life and we can choose which we will have today. Have you made your choice. Have you made the decision to accept Jesus and follow Jesus. I want to be saved don't you. Jesus wants you to be saved. Ask yourself tonight is there anything that would cause me to end up in here. No fire. Would you like to ask Jesus to die to take your heart to cleanse your heart to prepare you to live in that sinless world called heaven. How many want to ask him to do that in your life. Your hands. God bless you. There is hope for you. Hellfire was for the devil play and there is hope for you but the Lost also are in his band. There is hope for you. You must not be in that fire land. There is hope in Christ for you. There is hope for you. The fires of hell with that last go out. There is hope for you got Saints will then give a mighty shout. There is hope for you peace will then arraigned without a doubt there is hope in Christ for you. Yes granted we can choose to be with the saved. We're going to end our worship tonight by singing This him all lead trust him and I'll advise you to stand with us as we sing together with you. So we do invite you to join us right here in the morning at ten thirty or thirty steps to have a. Let's pray as we end our meeting tonight. Our Dear Heavenly Father we are so thankful to know that you are a God of love and justice and to know that the fires of hell one day go out and that you will have a clean universe we want to live in that perfect world called heaven so we surrender our lives to you tonight cleanse us and prepare us to live with the Saints the angels and with our Savior Jesus. We ask it in Jesus' name amen.

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