Wow, we've had our eyes taken away from Him so much lately it is not funny. I had to take a day away and read His words as well as some word's from people who just simplified the ideas. So here goes with some thoughts that may mortify some, enrage others, and bless others.
I believe in hell, just as I believe in heaven.
My ideas of hell do not fit with fires of the flesh being burned. It involves the complete separation from the Love and Light of God. Not that God ever stops loving us, He doesn't, He loves us forever. No God actually gives people what they choose. So if they focus on the pursuit of the things of this world that will be their eternity. But this world is of the flesh and the flesh dies, but the spirit remains. So if they chase the things of this world for an eternity and can only enjoy them in the flesh wouldn't that be hell to you ?? Because all that one wanted is there, but you have no way to enjoy it, for there is no flesh with which to consume the pleasures of the flesh.
Those who love sex above all other things. What good will the spirit be for sex with another, there will be no consumation of the acts, and the emptiness of the continous motions and desires for the pleasurable outcome will not be there. Would that not be hell for an eternity, having the desires you most wanted and not being able to quench them ??
How about those who valued wealth ?? Suppose you have all the things you wanted but no body or no one to share them with. So you go through an eternity with an emptiness but able to see all you wanted and to be able to walk around it and be around it. But not posess it or have any joy in it, showing others who like you wanted it, but they are only interested in what they want not what you have. So all of you have it all but enjoy none of it and because it is empty like it was here.
What about those who loved alcohol or drugs and lived to get drunk or high. Imagine going through an eternity searching for the feeling of forgetfulness and the false sense of well being one receives through the artificial stimulants or depressants one desires. Yet never being able to attain that merciful state of oblivion that is sought, where everything is alright till you sober up. That would be hell right ??
Politics and politicians, how about those who promised a way out of the predicaments man places in his way by wanting the way of the flesh instead of the Way of Christ ?? What of the politicians and those who believed in them. Now in an eternity where they have no control of anything, they rant and rave that they were in charge and that if the people will just follow them they will get them back to God. But no one listens to them, for they don't have the Way back to God. They never did, they had their eyes on deceiving as many as they could to their cause because they never really believed they would be judged for what they had their eyes on. So for an eternity they wander trying to find souls who will believe in them, yet none do. For all who are with them know they are in hell away from the presence of God. Yet they still burn with the desires they had in the flesh, to lead and be in charge. They are not even in charge of where they wander because they rejected He that is the True Leader. Would that not be hell to them ??
Should we not examine the ones who are the most surprised ?? The religious who go to great lengths to prove to everybody else how devout they are, but forgot Who they were to serve. How many of them are still praying, still demanding that God obey their way instead of them coming to His Way ?? Still gnashing their teeth- as it were- complaining that God did not listen to them when they told Him how it was supposed to be. Crying out that, they are holy and do not deserve to be outside of His presence, showing constantly why they are outside of His presence. They never accepted the fact that they had to repent not God. They never got that God said "Here is My Way" Jesus Christ. There is NO other way, ecept His Way. Not my way, or your way, or that way, or this way, ... His Way is the Only Way. He says it and He is in charge. Will that not be hell to them, for they will be among all they ridiculed and mocked and they will be seen. They will burn with an idignant hatred that they are worthy of heaven but have been turned away. Never getting that their own self importance kept their eyes of Christ and on their ways.
The Way to get to heaven with God, is to keep your eyes on Christ, for He is our Salvation. We repent in Him and admit we need Him. We recognize that He died on the cross, for our sins, not His sins for he was blameless. We then ask Him to forgive us and confess our sins to Him admitting our weaknesses and wrongs. Asking Him to change us into what He will have us be, asking Him to transform us into His children, and accepting the grace of God that we who were once dead in the sorrows of sin are now raised up with Christ in His ressurection. Freed from the bonds of sin in Him. Not through anything that we do, except accepting Him and being changed by Him, thus we can not brag that we are better. For we are not, He is !!! His perfection is imputed to us and we are seen as acceptable in Him alone.
This is not about condemnation, this is about Salvation. This is about keeping our eyes on Him. It is about His Love.
If you enjoyed this article vote for it and comment on it. If you did not, well I'm sorry. Not for what I wrote or write, but because it is to bring glory to God, and I'm never sorry for bringing glory to God. No, I'm sorry that I didn't comunicate in an effective manner that shows His complete Love for all people.