At the age of seven, I knew I was a convicted cookie thief! I went to a church, where the anointed man of God, my pastor, scared the hell out of me! He preached straight up sermons concerning what would happen if we died and had not accepted Jesus to forgive us of our sins. As a result, out of fear of going to hell, I choose God, and heaven.
Today, I realize, some don’t chose God, because they don’t have firsthand knowledge of the Holy. They don’t know God. They don’t know what makes him smile, laugh, or hurt. They don’t know He gets jealous when someone worships anything, or anyone other than him, and they obviously don’t know He is serious about only two places to spend eternity. They haven’t felt his great love. People then, believe more in themselves than they do him.
God created heaven for his followers. He created hell for Satan, and the fallen angels that followed him. When men started rejecting God, he had to expand hell to accommodate them.
“Then 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” (Matthew 25:41). “Therefore Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it” (Isaiah 5:14).
Now, at my current age, I have experienced the love of God in such a way, there is no other place I would rather be, than in heaven with him. Therefore I feel commissioned, everywhere I go, to make myself available as God leads to share his great love with those who don’t know. I spoke the title of this blog to a very dear friend of mine, because it is absolutely true. If my friend chooses God, heaven will be better, but hell won’t change at all without him.
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5 thoughts on “Heaven Won’t be the Same Without You, But Hell Will”
People didn’t know before, but now they have no excuse. They don’t care and don’t want to care.
Ms. Brady, Thank you for your comment, and you are correct. There will be people who do know the Truth, and still choose to reject Jesus Christ. In the book of Revelation, after the judgments have been poured upon the earth, it states that some will climb into the mountains and shake their fist at God. I call them “True Haters of God”. Sad!
Yeah, the anger and hate toward God isn’t new, but He doesn’t play games in Love.
Knowing Truth, and choosing to reject Jesus, is something I have never understood and NEVER want to. I never wanted to see or fully accept that, to be honest. That killed me. Sacrificial Love rejected. Blegh! 😖
Revelation… beautiful. (I keep trying to agree/see the “sad” everyone else sees in the book, but He keeps showing and reminding me of beauty. I give up trying to see what others see. I don’t want to.)
Interesting. I don’t recall hearing the word “beauty” in regard to Revelation, but I think about it, and I can understand that word being used. Perhaps some of us say “sad” because hell is not what God wanted, or even intended for man. And you are right, it is hard to understand someone not accepting God’s inexorable love. There is no way for anyone, or anything to stop God’s love. Who wouldn’t want pure love? That is why in my post I mentioned they possibly have never opened their eyes to see God’s perfect love.
Love is freedom, but not freedom to live however we wish. That’s the line and that’s why I said they know. You mentioned loving self more. And, well, Love, “pure love,” is about loving God (all that is pure and holy) above all else. He is Perfect Love, it’s not a thing they reject, but Who they reject.
This year that’s all I’ve seen and witnessed. Doubt I can keep on with this. Anyway, I say Beautiful because Revelation is all about God’s glory, majesty, faithfulness, mercy and Love, despite all else. He could’ve just said one word, like He did to create the world, but He chose to show an enormous amount of mercy, even to His enemy (as He instructs us to do). The word, Beauty, is the Word in action. I didn’t mean the actual word. 🙂 (If that makes sense.)
Thank you for the talk, humility, and kindness. 🙂