Not long ago, I received a message from God before I woke up. I clearly saw the words "Hell, hell, tell about hell..." appear before me. Knowing that God confirms in threes, I knew He wanted me to share this message.
Although God is full of love, compassion, forgiveness, and His mercy endures forever, this will only apply to those who choose Him in this life, before they pass on to eternity (aside from those under the age of accountability).
The devil deceives the whole world by mixing darkness with the goodness of God, and the only reason you can enjoy that darkness is because of the goodness of God's creation. As it is written,
"Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good..." (Genesis 1:31).
So the devil uses the goodness of God's creation to cloak his works of darkness, for without the goodness of God, you would be in hell. Although the devil deceives many by this strategy, truly those who are deceived by him freely chose to follow that darkness in their hearts.
God is also just, and He will give you over to the the desires of your heart. If you desire darkness, when you pass on, He is going to separate His goodness from that darkness, and He will give you over to your hearts desires. He will reward you with giving you that darkness in its full form and you will see at that point what has deceived you, what the true face of darkness is like, and at that point it is too late. For you have taken advantage of this unbelievably precious gift called life, and used this gift to twist the pleasures of this life that God has given us to pollute the holiness of His creation.
"Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 22:13).
As in the Old Testament, when God lead His people through a theocracy, where God was their king, they knew Him in such a way where when they decided to harden their hearts against Him, the only one who is good, having a heart of stone, God gave them over to their hearts desire. He handed over to them stones, and many of them.
We see another instance of this righteous judgement of God in the end times, in last book of the Bible, Revelation:
"Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
'You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.'
And I heard another from the altar saying, 'Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments'" (Revelation 16:4-7).
You can see another confirmation of this justice of God in where He will give us over to our hearts desires. These men were blood thirsty in their hearts by killing the saints and prophets of God, so God gave them blood to drink. His judgements are true and righteous.
You may wonder, if God is all powerful, why hasn't He taken out the devil yet? Because He uses him as an instrument, a tool to seperate out the hearts of man, to receive truly genuine people of those who desire the goodness of God by overcoming the darkness of the devil. Without having the option, you do not have a choice. In this way it made His creation perfect. This is why God placed that tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden, not only to test us, but to test the angels in heaven, to see who may dwell with Him forever.
It is like with someone who gets their PhD, there is no higher standard of test, it is over. Or in the marine corps, when they have to go through the crucible, when they pass, there is no higher test, it is over. Likewise God uses the devil as that ultimate test to filter out the hearts of men, the epitome of evil, that if we can overcome him, truly we are worthy to spend eternity in His kingdom forever.
Jesus says, "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell" (Matthew 5:29-30)
So what do the eyes of our heart see? Our physical eyes are not our real true eyes but rather like windows, like scouts to relay information to our soul, to our spirit. So what do the eyes of our heart see when we look at this world? Do we see the goodness, love, wonder, beauty, mercy and salvation of God, the vastness of His glory? Or do we see the pleasures of darkness, do we see the desires of lust in our sinful nature? Well God is going to give you over to the desires of your heart. For his judgements are righteous and true.
On that day the devil will say to many, "You fool! You believed in me? You desired the things of me? I do not love you, how could I? There is no love in me! For it is written,
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:44).
Love abides in the truth, and there is no truth in me! When I speak a truth, my intentions are always to deceive, therefore there is no truth in me!
I deceived you like I deceived the rest of them. You bear the image of God and I hate God. I gave you all these things, television, movies, music, internet, video games, all to conquer your mind, your imagination, to take your mind away from the the reality of God's creation, to take you away from His word by making it look dull in comparison, and from prayer time with Him so you may have no relationship with Him. My goal was to conquer your mind, to conquer your heart to take you down that eternal death row that I was on.
I wanted the kingdom, I wanted the glory of God, but because I could not, I fell from my place and did it my own way. I have placed the desires of my heart into yours, the greed, the anger, the hatefulness, the unforgiveness, the pride, the lusts of the eyes, these things I have put in your heart because you desired me, whether you knew it or not! As with me, you likewise fell and did it your own way and now you will be with me in everlasting torment forever!
God is the one who loves you! He died for you! But I wanted you to die with me, to steal the glory from God! Oh how he sent messengers over and over again but you failed to listen, because you believed in me, for I have blinded your mind to see the light of the Gospel of Christ, your only hope for salvation, because you desired the darkness that is in me! Oh how I have deceived you...welcome to your eternity...there is no way out..."
Could it be that those who are tossed in the lake of fire had a fire burning in their hearts against the goodness of God? God will give you over to your hearts desires...
"The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20:10).
Some may ask why would God send people to eternal punishment for finite sins? First off, how do you know these sins are finite if your eternal soul dies in them? Also, these sins are committed against an eternal, Holy God. If you do not receive forgiveness for them in this life, how will they remain?
So do you want God to judge us for eternal sins? How can God test the angels and humans in a state of eternity? It would never end to bring in an everlasting judgement.
The reward is likewise eternal. Would it be just to have paradise for only 10 minutes, and torment for 10 minutes and then we are gone from existence?
Why is God just in all of this? Because He alone is good, because He is very very good. For He is Holy, Holy, Holy.
"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:11-15).
Jesus says, "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELIEVE IN JESUS?
For God so loved the world, that He gave us His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life...