Our Woman of Worth Mentoring Ministries group is studying Revelation. We were in Chapter 19 and 20 in which God describes the end of the tribulation period, the millennium, and the Great White Throne of Judgment. Because Revelation is a revealing of things to come all churches and scholars have their beliefs on many of the future happenings. We decided that the differences did not matter as much as, “Do you know Him?”
One day believers will be face to face with Jesus either by natural death, His glorious appearing, and for some who believe–the rapture. When we are there in heaven it will all be made clear. We will be on the other side. It certainly is exciting to search the scriptures and to understand that the scripture is clear about heaven and hell. It’s a sober judgment of our true purpose here on Earth–to know Him, love Him, and share with others about His amazing love. Our Bible study posed the question, “Why would Jesus give Satan a second chance when He releases him?” One possible answer was given that perhaps His love is so amazingly filled with grace that even Satan gets a second chance. WOW! Amazing Love….
We can wrestle with all the meanings behind the verses but my heart tonight rested on these two things.
Heaven and Hell are the two places that God describes as an eternal resting place.
Jesus is the only way to Heaven.
Do you know Him?
Thank you Rachael and Vivian for your pure faith and your concern for those who do not know Him.
Thank you Parish for teaching us.
Thank you Jesus for always pricking my heart.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.