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The Beauties of Heaven and Horrors of Hell

Delivered by ASE Joseph Olorunnisola, May 27, 2007.  

Throughout the ages, people have been pre-occupied with the thought and searches on how to live for ever. Death has remained a mysterious terror hunting kings, queens and the powerful. Both the rich and the poor, the believing and the unbelieving, the pastors and parishioners, the evangelists and those evangelized – all see death as a dreadful monster, cruel and merciless without any civil or moral consideration to schedule appointments before striking and completely stripped of any impulse of compassion for age or circumstance. Even the very faithful who preach death as an inevitable gate to eternal glory are still scared by the dark shadow of the unknown tunnel called death. Yet, it will come when it must come. Be prepared daily, by making a prudent choice.

Death, when it strikes, the soul is out of the body, you will first be horrified to see your lifeless body laying there. You can see yourself floating over your body, looking down at the facsimile of your hands, arms, torso, legs and feet—a meaningless object like a husk, empty and lifeless. It will first appear to you as a dream or hallucination, but no my friend, you are already off the earth. There you are. That is the parting point between your soul and the mortal body that you have expended your entire life upon. You will now talk to your loved ones, but your voice will not be heard any more. When we are alive, we believe that hard work is all that counts to build a monument to our ego, build mansions, flashy cars, gardens of fame and acquire power, position and honor. But at the point of death, you will realize how unimportant are all those things you have lived for. They are now all lost. Even when they are grabbed by your enemies, you cannot do anything about it. Jer. 22:10

At that point, little bad habits that you felt unwilling to relinquish will become an issue of sorrow and regret. Your emotionally driven reaction to those who have hurt you – such as cursing them, abusing and destroying them, your unnecessary bitterness and hatred against those who have done no harm to you, except that they are more successful; your emotionally driven immorality and lust of fornication, adultery, gossip, lying, malice and stealing, your self centeredness and selfishness towards the less privileged crying unto you for crumbs of mercy, the height of ungodliness such as homosexuality, murder and idolatry and the wasted life that you have lived –a life that is not rested on service/worship to God and observance of His commandments, is a completely empty and wasted life; they will now all become factors of eternal regret and lamentation. Your spiritual guides are now waiting to lead you to the place that you have worked for when you were on earth. The bible tells me that when you have lived a life devoid of God and His righteousness – a wasted life; at death, you will be led by angels of darkness unto the bottomless abyss to await the day of judgment. That pit is bottomless, it is a pit of utter darkness, it is filled with spirits, spirits driven by intense cruelty and unbridled ruthlessness. The scorching heat, the dreadful humming sound and every physical sensation that could not be seen in that utter darkness, would continue day in and day out, to register on you with horrifying intensity. Far more terrifying are the presence of grasshoppers with teeth of lions and tails with stings of scorpions to hurt and torment inmates continuously. It is an habitation of unspeakable dread, horror, severe torture and everlasting lamentation. Rev. 9, Rev. 14, Rev. 20. On the day of judgment, the inmates of this bottomless pit of utter darkness and intense heat are now transferred into the lake of fire burning with sulfur and being tormented continuously with fire and brimstone forever and ever. All those who have ears, let them hear what the spirit of the living God is saying. Depart from evil today, accept Christ into your life and let you life become a reflection of the love, peace, humility, and generosity of Jesus Christ. The good news is that you are still alive and you can now take a bold intelligent step to change your ungodly habit. God is love and He has given us the free will to make choices – this is an amazing gift. God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us, teach us and inspire us to do the will of God. The Holy Spirit is the supreme gift of God – He is God residing in you. The voice of the Holy Spirit in you can be easily recognized because it speaks only of love, peace, joy, forgiveness, hope, patience, faithfulness, self-control, truth, generosity, mercy and God. When you are ignited into anger and provoked into rage to curse, abuse, fight, murder or stimulated into immorality of adultery stealing, lying, exploitation…etc. then you are of the devil heading for eternal hell.

How can I describe the beauties of heaven!!! The beauties and glory of heavens are amazingly dazzling. They are so amazingly indescribable that the angels of heaven are also daily marveled by the ever changing grandeur. The network of roads, all made of the finest gold, the various houses and mansions constructed with the most precious stones such as jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, beryl, topaz…etc. The tree of life producing twelve different fruits monthly, the absence of night or darkness, the absence of death, pain, sorrow, illness or any work, the free movement and physical interaction of human beings with the angels of heaven, the glorious opportunity to see eye to eye, discuss and rejoice with the Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Himself and the wonderful opportunity of recognizing and re-uniting with all your loved ones. What an amazing grace!!! Rev. 21 & 22. Will you want to miss this amazing grace? As it is written: Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love Him (1 Cor. 2:9) Life abundance without any restrictions. When you die as a child of God, heavens are opened and your soul is received by the angels of God who will guide and lead you to paradise to rejoice in the midst of saints and angels. No more tears, sorrow, misery, battle, illness etc. It is an abode of supreme light, peace and joy. Right in there, you are fed with the fruit of the tree of Life. Rev. 2:7 No more death, illness, or sorrow. On the day of judgment you are transferred to the new messianic Kingdom - a kingdom of everlasting life in glory, peace and joy. Christ is the king; a kingdom of everlasting rest; without the need to labor for house, or for food. Isa. 55:1-3. They are all free.

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ASE Joseph Olorunnisola.

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