The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
One cold and dark moonless night, as I
was on guard duty a few miles
from North Korea, the fence line that was bathed in the flood lights
all along the perimeter suddenly went dark. There was a power outage
all over the area. There was no moon, no stars, just the blackness on
this cold winter's night. We could feel a chill far colder then the
cold around us. Up and down the fence line, we could hear magazines
being inserted into the rifles each of had. It was a relief to see
the motor pool becoming active as the order went out to get jeeps,
trucks and ambulances up to the fence line to use the head and spot
lights to once again reveal what was in the dark. It was more of a
relive to find out later that it was nothing more then a power outage
but this night gave me a new meaning to the term...outer darkness.
I want...no I need to talk about another darkness that will not last
a few hours or a few days. It will last eternity. I am so afraid that
some of you reading this will experience this eternal outer darkness
if you do not heed this warning. You see, Jesus said HE is the light
of the world. In HIM is NO darkness. By comparison, apart from HIM,
there is no light. If I were to enter a room and turn off all of the
lights, I would have no one to blame but myself. Some of you reading
this are turning off THE light. You are rejecting the light of the
world...Jesus. Some may even say they want to go to hell to be with
all of their friends...but please read on....
Many of you reading this have been horribly abused. Have you stopped
to realize that your abuser will more then likely be in hell
too...and you may well be right next to that person for all
eternity? I do assure you that the world's greatest abuser will be
there...satan. As far as socializing with your friends in hell...you
can forget it. You will despise them as they will despise you for
Isaiah 66:24: And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of
the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not
die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an
abhorring unto all flesh.
Please look at that last part closely...."and they shall be an
abhorring unto all flesh" EACH one in hell will abhor the other.
There will be no parties. No social clubs...just ...just...well read
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to
enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into
the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee
to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes
to be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Now please know that these verses are not suggesting anyone literally
pluck their eye out or cut off a body part...but it is trying to show
how awful hell really is. This will help show that:
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy
presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are;
depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom
of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
22 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;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest
send him to my father's house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest
they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let
them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from
the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Those in hell for all of eternity are in torments....not just torment.
Mom, dad, have you ever heard your child crying in pain for hours
and you could not do anything about it? Kids...you hear this from
someone that was hurting...this weeping and wailing...will go on
eternally. It will never stop...
I believe the greatest torment will be MEMORY. Those in hell will
always be able to look across the valley and see those in heaven and
remember the times they could have changed their fate forever...if it
is one of YOU...you may even remember THIS message. Each one there
will be able to remember the time they could have said...Yes to
Jesus...I want YOU to save me.
If you have not trusted Christ for salvation...stop for a moment.
Think about what I have written above and think about the darkness
all around, the hate, the smell of sulfur that will never fade, the
burning flesh...and look across that gulf to the streets of gold, the
fruit trees that are blooming every where...the streams of living
water that is flowing from the throne. ALL of this could have been
YOURS...by ONE prayer...one simple request...Jesus...save me...but it
is lost for all eternity. "their worm dieth not, and the fire is not
To those who know they are going to heaven. I want to ask you…what
about that person you work with? Will they be there too? What
about...your children? I ask you...what about that person that was
looking at YOU to see what difference there was between themselves
and a Christian...and they could not see any difference? Remember
LOVE will draw people to the LORD yet so many are condemning and
insisting that people change and clean up their act before coming to
GOD. My friend…they can not do it...Jesus wants them to come just as
they are...and HE will make them new people.
BY Vera Lynn Edge
One day a girl named Louise fell asleep and dreamed a strange dream.
she dreamed that a gal in Hell wrote her a letter and sent it to her
by an angel-its a true story - if you can read it without weeping
My friend I stand in judgment now.
And feel that you are to blame somehow.
On earth, I walked with you day by day,
And you never did point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory.
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim.
You could have led me safe to him.
Though we lived together on earth.
you never told me of the sacred birth,
and now I stand this day condemned, because you failed to mention him.
You taught me many things that's true,
I called you friend and trusted you.
but I learn now that its too late.
you could have kept me from this fate.
We walked by day and talked by night.
And yet you showed me not the light.
you let me live and love and die.
But you knew I would never live on high.
Yet I called you friend in life.
And trusted you through joy and strife.
and yet on coming to the end.
I cannot, now , call you "My Friend".
After Louise awoke from that dream and it was still real in her mind,
She contemplated the meaning of the dream. And thought that she had
not done all that she could to tell her friends about Jesus. She said
to herself that she would make a point to tell her friend Marsha
about the dream some time soon!! The next day She called her friend
Marsha and this was the conversation "Bill is Marsha
there?? "Louise , you don't know yet!!!". "No, Bill what". "MARSHA
WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT IN A CAR ACCIDENT"!" I thought you knew"
What are you doing to tell others of the Love of Christ!!
MY LORD...Give us a burden as never before to tell the lost about YOU!
For those who do not know you have eternal life...do not let this
happen to you. You can have a light that will never fade, never dim
for all eternity.
Many people know ABOUT God but to have a relationship with Him, we
have to KNOW Him. What is the difference?
Knowing about God can include us being aware of all the facts
concerning Him. Many people think that knowing that Jesus Christ died
for our sin is all that is needed for salvation. It is NOT! In order
to have salvation that is to have eternal life there are a few basic
steps we need to follow. This is so important I want to go over them,
1: We need to realize we have sinned. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned
and come short of the Glory of God This means we have failed to met
the goal of being perfect in order to enter heaven. Few of us would
2: The penalty for the sin that we are guilty of is death. Romans
6:23 tells us The wages of sin is death. (Death is separation. When
our body dies, our soul is separated from our body. Eternal death is
when we die without doing what is being explained here and then our
spirit is separated from God for eternity.
Since the only price we can pay for our own sin is to be separated
from God forever, it stands to reason that there is no way we can pay
for our sin ourselves. We thus come to the 2nd part of Romans 6:23:
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord.
3: 2nd Corinthians 5:21 informs us: For he hath made him, who knew no
sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God
in him. Jesus Christ, God's only Son became sin for us so that we can
be freed from the penalty of sin. What then do we need to do?
4: For GOD so loved the world that HE gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever (read YOUR name here) believeth in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life. Please note the ONLY condition given is
that we believe in Jesus Christ for full payment for our sin.
5: Many times our own past activities or the activities of our
ancestors may be a basis for demonic problems based on Exodus 20:5.
It is important therefore to Renounce the sins of our ancestors.
Now if we only learn these facts, even though we may understand that
they are true and believe them. that is only knowing ABOUT GOD. How
do we KNOW HIM then? It is APPLYING that payment to our account.
This would be like having a check to pay a bill and putting the check
on a desk. The bill does not get paid because the check was never
APPLIED to your account. Once we know and believe the facts pointed
out above, the next step is to TALK to God much as you and I would
and admit that we have fallen short of what He wants.
We recognize that we deserve to be separated from a Holy God. We then
tell Him that we know that He has provided a payment for all our sin
and this payment was Jesus Christ when He died on a cross.
It is at this time we ask God to APPLY THIS PAYMENT TO OUR ACCOUNT.
We ask God to credit as PAYMENT IN FULL for all our sin the price
Jesus paid for us. It is this step that gives us eternal life. If we
do all but this step, we know about God.
When we do this step, we will KNOW God and we will have eternal
life. Following is a model of a prayer to trust Christ.
Lord God, I now realize I am a sinner. I realize I have fallen
short of the goal You have set forth for eternal life and I now
repent of this sin. I also understand that according to Your Word,
the Bible, that Your Son, Jesus Christ as paid the debt for me and I
am now asking You to credit the payment Jesus made on the cross to my
sin. Lord God, I also renounce any sin on the part of my ancestors
that may have been invitations to curses or demonic activity. Lord
God I also now understand that You have now given me eternal life
and I thank You for that fact. Amen.
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