10/15/2017: A Fate Worse Than Death!!!

What you might ask could be a FATE WORSE THAN DEATH? Well to get a good understanding of what could be worse we will have to look up some scripture, and when you finish reading this you will know, if you don’t already know. Some would say that being cooped up behind bars in a prison is worse, some would probably say Marriage is worse, others might say blindness, but whatever they think does not come near to what the Bible says.
Revelations 21:8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
WOW, I say again: “THANK GOD FOR GRACE!” I used to be in some of these categories’, and if it weren’t for the Lord I probably would still be there. What’s more I learned about who I would be spending that second death with and that was not pretty.
Revelations 19:20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence
by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone.
Quite the list of who you don’t want to associate with, huh? Now you might say they deserve that and you are right, however there are those within churches today who will fall in to the same category as those. I am reminded of certain scripture where Jesus Christ warned us saying:
“ Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.
For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.” Matthew 7:13-15
I understand this to say that it wont be an easy task getting to the Father. I look around me in this life and I see many whom I could surmise are going to be heading to the wide direction but I do not know so I can not say either way so I will leave it at that. Have you ever ate a meal where someone ate with their mouth wide open making chomping noises and smacking their lips? I have and it isn’t pretty either. Well, the Bible says that there will be WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.
Many years ago I heard a Preacher describe hell as a place where a person would see another person and would reach out to touch them but couldn’t, or maybe they saw a pitcher of water and thought they could drink from it, but it was always just out of reach. Imagine, being thirsty and can’t drink, hungry and can’t eat, or worse yet, feeling the need to go to the bathroom and can’t. How horrible would that be?
Enter by narrow the narrow gate, what is the dimension of that gate? It is the size of Jesus Christ. It can’t be any larger nor any smaller, only through Him can we enter. Now the gate to destruction is everywhere and it is easy to find. OH, yeah the Second Death.
REVELATIONS 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit Says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
Blessed and holy is the one who has A part in the first resurrection; over these The second death has no power, but they Will be Priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
And death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
So, as you can see there is a Fate worse than death.
Heavenly Father, I Pray right now in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth asking you to forgive me of any and all ungodliness that lies with in me, that I might be cleansed by You once and for all. That on the final hour of my time here, I might find myself in Your presence and that I will be accepted by You. Be my Lord that I may be Your son. I Pray in the Mighty Name of Christ Jesus.