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And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
- ~ Revelation 20:15
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
- ~ Revelation 21:8
The Lake of Fire, a place of terrible torment where Satan, the false prophet and the beast will end up (Revelation 20:10). All the wicked persons will be cast into such a horrendous place. The question that should be asked to you dear reader is, Are you safe from the lake of fire?
Are You Safe?
The scripture tells us to examine ourselves… Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?(2 Corinthians 13:5). How can one really know if they are in danger of the lake of fire? How to determine as to who deserves to go there or not?
One needs to examine his or her own life by the standards that God laid down. These standards are The Ten Commandments of God. Test yourself and see if you are safe.
~Have you ever lied? If you have, (and I know you have), then you have broken the ninth commandment of God, which states clearly that “Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor“. A person who tells half truths, white lies or just plain lies is a LIAR
~Have you ever stolen anything? Even if, it’s a piece of gum. Taking anything without the permission of the owner thereof is stealing and that is breaking the eighth commandment of God. A person who steals is called a THIEF
~Have you ever looked with lust? Jesus said, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.“(Matthew 5:27-28) This means if you look with lust, like wishing to have sex with girls/women or boys/men or watching pornography on your cell phone, computer or television, God sees you as an ADULTERER because you have broken the seventh commandment.
These are only three commandments, there are still seven more pointed towards you. If today or tonight you had to die, you will appear before the judgment seat of the Most High, Good and Holy God (see Hebrews 9:27, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Revelation 20:11-13). If then you are found to be guilty of being a LIAR, an ADULTERER, and a THIEF God must put you away into His prison for good. That prison is called The Lake of Fire, which is the Second Death. This is the punishment that God has laid in store for the wicked sinners who do not love Him. If you have broken one of God’s commandments, it is the same as having broken all of them. Breaking the law of God is called Sin. The results of one sin equals to the results of many sins for the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a). The truth is, you are not safe from the Lake of Fire. You are good as dead before God. That is very bad news, I would imagine.
How Can You Be Saved?
We have established that God will find you guilty if He had to judge you based on His Holy standards. There is nothing that we can do to escape the Lake of Fire. Do not lose heart just yet though, because I have GOOD NEWS for you. God, out of His mercy and kindness made a way for us to escape such horrors of the Lake of Fire.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”. (1 Timothy 1:15)
God have already provided an offering for sin, that is to say, a perfect offering that satisfied the wrath of God which He had against us. The sin offering was Jesus Christ the Son of God. It is written that, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) and that, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:9-10). This is the grace of God. You and I do not deserve it. We have not merited the love and the salvation of God, it is purely a gift from God.