Don’t Reject God- Hell Is No Joke
Luke 16:19-31 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
16:20 - And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
- And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23 - And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
-But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is
comforted, and thou art tormented.
-And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed:
so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can
they pass to us, that would come from thence.
16:27 - Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:28 -For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29 - Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 - And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
- And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
14:10 -The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is
poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he
shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
-And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and
they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
9:43 = And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee
to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into
the fire that never shall be quenched:
9:44 - Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
gave me this message several years ago. This is not a very pretty
message, but is a true message and one we do not want to hear.
went to visit a certain woman that was in the hospital to pray for her.
As I went in and began to talk to her she began to tell me of a dream
that she had the night before. She said she dreamed that she died and
went to hell and when she got there it was not really bad at all and it
was not even hot. I knew right then that this dream was of Satan. This
is one of the biggest lies that Satan has ever told.
has been a lie from the beginning because we can see where Satan
suggested to Eve that God did not really mean what he said “of every
tree of the garden tho mayest eat freely” when God had already said
“but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, tho shall not eat of
it; for in the day that tho eatest thereof thou should surely die”
Gen.- 3:4 - And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
- For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (
Satan has tempted mankind to believe that they can be like God and
decide for themselves what is good and what is bad. The Scriptures said
that all who seek to be Gods “shall perish from the earth, and from
under these heavens.” ( Jeremiah 10:10-11)
I said before that one of the biggest lies that Satan has ever told is
that If anyone goes to hell that it will not be bad in hell. Hell is no
Mat.- 7:13 - Enter ye in at the
strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth
to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
can look back in the beginning as Noah was building the ark and I am
sure that there were people laughing and mocking and making fun of Noah
because it had never rained before. I believe that these peoples opened
their eyes in hell as the rich man did. But these people are not In
hell for laughing, mockery, or making fun of Noah. They are In hell for
Noah preached to these folks for 120 years yet they still rejected God.
- And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty
years. ( Just as it was in the days of Noah so it is today.
spirit will not always strive with man. Don’t reject God. Today is the
day of salvation. Come while God spirit strives with you.
we go to “am I my brother’s keeper“. This is Cain who slew his brother.
He’s not in hell because he killed Able. He is there because he
rejected God. Jesus said in Matthew 5:21-22-
Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not
kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
- But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without
a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to
his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever
shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
don’t go to hell just because you kill someone, you can get forgiveness
from that. You go to hell because you reject God. You don’t have to be
bad to go to hell, all you have to do is to reject Jesus Christ.
Now we move alone to where King Agrippa and we hear him speaking to Paul, “almost persuaded.”
almost persuaded him to be a Christian. And Paul said, “I would to God,
that not only thou, but all that hear me this day, were both almost an
altogether such as I am, except these bonds“. But some are you are
being held in bonds by Satan. Get out from under that bondage. Some of
you are almost persuaded to be baptized in the name of Jesus, to
receive the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. But if
you don’t watch it Satan will lie to you and tell you that this is not
necessary. But this is another lie of Satan and if you listen to him
his lie will send you to hell. Don’t reject God.
we move on to where we hear Felix saying to Paul, “when I have a
convenient season.” You won’t have a more convenient season than right
now. Even though Felix trembled, there is no evidence as far as I know
where Gods’ spirit ever dealt with him again.
we move on where we hear John the Baptist tell Herod and Herodias, “it
is unlawful for you to have your brother’s wife“. They even sacrificed
Herodias daughter. She got Herod excited with her ungodly dancing. He
asked her what she wanted and she told him that she wanted the head of
John the Baptist on a charger because that is what her mother have told
her to do. Her mother wanted to get even with John the Baptist because
he had pointed out their sin. You have better listen to a man or woman
of God when they are speaking truth But I believe they also lifted up
their eyes in hell, because they had rejected the man of God and also
We hear so many excuses why someone
will not serve God. But if you reject God, we cannot come to hell to
get you, but we have the message that will save you if you will only
listen. God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ in that day.
Romans 2:16-In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
cannot hide your sins from God. You’re going to have to answer for
them. The Bible warn us of the day of judgment that is to come.
The day of judgment to come was prophesied in Proverbs: 1: 24-26-
1:24 -Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
1:25 - But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
1:26 -I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
see from the Scriptures that God will laugh at your calamity and mock
you when your fear cometh. They shall call upon God, but he will not
answer. It will be too late for the mercy of God. Men will seek God,
but will not be able to find him. It will be forever to late.
7:21 -Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is
7:22 -Many will say to me in
that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy
name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
7:23 -And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
is not everyone that says “Lord, Lord“, that shall enter into the
kingdom of Heaven, but it is those who do the will of God. Many will
say to him in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
And in thy name have we not cast out Devils? And then he will profess
unto them, I never knew you; depart from me you that work iniquity. Do
you want to know why he never knew them? Because they fail to have a
marriageable relationship with him. They never had that first love,
they love the things of the world and also the man-made things and they
refused to take on his name. They refused to have him as the head. He
was never the husband because they refused to take on his name. In fact
this is what some of you are doing, you also are refusing to take on
his name in baptism and also refusing his way of salvation.
tells us there will be those who have a portion of the truth and live
for God. It is possible to cast out Devils in the name of Jesus and
still be lost. If we do not walk in the full light of truth and live
according to the will of God, we will not make it. These are church
people who have done many wonderful works to whom Jesus said,” I Never
Knew You”. How dreadful that is going to be. Thinking that your good
works will save you and then come to that day and be “cast out.”
was the sentence of those who name were not found written in the “Book
of Life?” Cast them into the ”Lake of Fire”. This place was not make
for man, it was made for the Devil and his Angels. God never intended
for you or me to go there, but there are those who will eventually make
their home in that terrible place called hell.
Isaiah 5:14 speaks of this place.
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.”
look who will be there- the Devil and his Angels, backsliders, ungodly,
those who received not a love for the truth, and those who would not
obey the gospel of Jesus Christ and his apostles. They would not obey
the Jesus Christ baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence
of speaking in another tongue. Please I ask you if you fit in of these
categories you have time right now to repent and be fill with the
baptism of the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus Christ in water to
remit your sins. Now is the time when God’s spirit is still striving
with man. Friend, you do need to obey the gospel and receive the Holy
Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. You don’t have to be
one that goes to that awful place. Hell is no joke!
Death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire, which will be the second death.
Revelation 20:14- And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15 - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
has been said that those who are “born twice” “will only die” once.
Those who are only “borne once” “will die twice.” The “born-again”
experience is the birth that will really count.
ever think for one minute that we shall escape if we neglect this great
salvation. Those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be
punished with everlasting destruction by the Lord Jesus and his Angels.
2 Thes.1:8- In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 2:8- But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
2:9- Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
2:11-For there is no respect of persons with God. ( once you have seen
the truth, donât let Satan tell you that is no need to obey it or
that you have plenty of time to decide whether you will accept it or
not. Don't be like Felix and wait for a more conveint time. We need to
take advantage of the opportunity before us. Jesus Christ is offering
us life; but just as surely as we reject it, we were receive death and
“Don’t reject God.” “Hell is no joke” The Bible gives us a terrible picture of the destiny of the lost.
speaks of “tribulation and anguish.” ( Romans 2:9) “weeping and
gnashing of teeth’” ( Math. 22:13) “everlasting destruction” ( to2
Thes. 1:9) “a furnace of fire” ( Math.- 13:42,50) “chains of darkness”
( 2 Peter 2:4)” everlasting punishment”( Math. 25:46) “ a hell and fire
that will never be quenched” ( Mark 9”43) “ a lake of fire burning with
brimstone” ( Rev. 19:20) “and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up
forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night ” ( Rev. 14:11)
is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31)
“ it had been good for that man if he had not been born” ( Math.26:24)
I say anymore? Sound like a place that I do not want to go to. Eternal
punishment for the wicked is the greatest motivation for carrying the
gospel to all the world and doing everything possible to persuade
people to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins and receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of
speaking in tongues as the spirit gives the utterance before it is too
The Bible teaches that judgment on
evildoers is certain. We as Christians may find this doctrine
unpleasant or hard to understand. We must submit to God’s words and
trust Gods’ decision and justice. Gods sent his son to die in order
that no one needs to perish. ( John 3:16)
is not God’s intention or desire to send anyone to hell ( 2 Peter 3:9
-The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance.)
Those who enter hell do so by resisting the salvation provided by God.( Acts 2:38).
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive
the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
of hell should cause all of God’s people to hate sin and to seek the
salvation of the lost and to warn everyone of the future judgment of
God. Don’t reject God hell is no joke!
God could cause all those plagues to come upon the land of Egypt, let’s
not be foolish enough to think he was not perform his words once again.
The judgments of God are real and certain. But there is an escape. Do
you want to know how to the escape?
2:37-Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?
2:38- Then Peter said unto
them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the
2:39- For the promise is
unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as
many as the LORD our God shall call.
2: 40- And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day
there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
This is our escape route for the judgments of God are coming on this world. He is calling you today Listen unto his voice.
3:20-Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
Don’t turn him a way as he
stands knocking at your heart door. Let him in. Don’t reject God. Hell
is no joke, At the end of the road you will meet God, no matter what
road you take at the end of the road you will meet God. Don’t reject
God, hell is no joke, it is real.
May God bless.