HEAVEN IS REAL, SO IS HELL.
I never thought I’d be speaking about such a controversial topic this early after launching the blog and I kept asking the Holy Spirit throughout the day ‘Are you sure this is what we’re putting out?‘. I put off this blog post for the past three days, filling my days with work so as to justify my lack of time for it, because frankly, I felt I shouldn’t be talking about this, Holy Spirit let’s just stick to encouraging and loving posts. He clearly told me ‘This is love. I want people to know about this truth, so they can live in the light of it’
About three days ago, I set out to do the day’s work and I love listening to sermons while doing so. I browsed through my library of sermons and the Holy Spirit immediately led me to Apostle Selman Joshua’s message on the Realities of Heaven and Hell. (Apostle Selman Joshua is my plug for sermons tbh. He has a way of explaining scripture that it just speaks to my spirit. I’ve been hooked since 2016 when I first heard him preach).
As I listened to it, I realized why the Holy Spirit wanted me to hear it. I had become numb to the reality of the fact that one day, I will face the throne of God and my location for eternity will be determined and judged based on my actions or inaction in this present world. The world we live in now seems to have forgotten about this startling fact. We rather go about each day filled with so much activity which numbs and makes us unaware of the fact that Jesus is coming back and judgement day with him.
As Christians, we all love to hear and tell people about the overwhelming, reckless love of God and we forget that he is also a just God. We ask ‘Why will such a loving God send people to hell?’ Yes, God is loving, but if we willingly and knowingly reject Jesus, the one who is able to save us, we have chosen by ourselves our eternal home.
Jesus spoke more about Hell more than Heaven. Shocking right? You’d think that the Savior of the world will talk about the nice place and living with him forever in paradise more, but he knew the reality of hell and the eternal consequence and to save people from it, he spoke about it numerous times.
Hell is not a joke. Lately on social media, people have been making jokes and memes on how they’d see their friends in hell like it’s going to be some fun party. No it’s not. It is a place filled with torment and tears and sorrow and regret. My heart bleeds because if only people would read the Bible they would realize it’s not something to make jokes about but to take very seriously.
A few months ago, Maraji, a popular online figure posted some pictures on her Instagram story that caused a lot of uproar among Christians and non Christians alike. It was based on this scripture;
I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through meJohn 14:6 NKJV
She was bold enough to put the truth for people to see, because she loved their souls more than their approval. In this easily offended and sensitive generation, Christians tend to shy away from topics such as these so as not to offend or make anyone feel bad, to not to come off as judgmental or forcing Jesus down people’s throats, and the hyper grace message which promotes the false idea that the grace of God allows us to behave any how we want without any eternal consequence has aided this narrative.
Salvation is found in ONLY Jesus, no one else. The Bible says;
There is no one else who has the power to save us, for there is only one name to which God has given authority by which we must experience salvation: the name of Jesus.Acts 4:12 TPT
Jesus saves and there’s no other name or means by which we get to heaven. Believing in him is the only way. This is what Jesus and the Bible says, my opinion, or lack of it thereof doesn’t matter.
The Bible clearly states those that will not be going to heaven; the fearful and unbelieving, sexually immoral, liars, those who practice witchcraft, idolaters, murderers( Revelation 21;8, Galatians 5;19-21)
It’s a sobering reality that we live in a world where what we do now affects where we’d spend eternity. Living our lives conscious of this fact will ultimately determine where we end up.
Sometimes, I really just want Jesus to come back and just take us to be with him, but then I remember the souls that haven’t been saved, my friends and loved ones that don’t know Jesus yet, the work still left for me to do in depopulating hell, and I’m glad he’s not yet back.
I’m not trying to instill fear, guilt or condemnation, but rather conviction in the lives of everyone reading this. To cause you to re-examine your life and ask yourself this very crucial question. ‘Where will I be spending my eternity, heaven or hell?’