Bible readers are well familiar
with the phrase, "We’ll know as we are known"(1st Corinthians 13:12). And we know the story of the rich man
and Lazarus, in Luke 16:19-31 (not the one Jesus raised from the dead)…
What I’m setting you up for, is to give you my idea of more that the fires
of hell…I’m thinking of the memories people there will have, that will irritate, then sicken, and will continue
dogging them forever. A hate like they’ve never known.
I have a feeling that they’ll hear all the bad things they said back on earth…about they talked about and ridiculed and laughed at "those silly Christians."
Words will repeat in their ears, over
and over…never ending. Every curse word they ever uttered will float through their ears, constantly. My thinking
is that hell will be a noisy place, not just from the unending fire, but from sounds of the fun they made of Christians who
tried to warn them of things to come. And they’ll remember telling those Christians that old tiresome sentence, "Well,
I’ll be with my friends."
They certainly will. And those friends may take turns battering them for helping them come to the place where they are now.
And I suppose that although satan will be trapped there forever, too…he may be so mean that he’ll join in, maybe
using a whip like the one that cut the back of our Savior, when He was here on earth, giving His life, even for the ones who
refused Him then, and who are now in this same hell.
And think about this…they’ve already been there for 2,000 years, and they’re
no closer to an end, than when they first entered hell. Because there will be no end.
Folks, the Bible speaks many times about the fires of hell,
but He has left for our imagination, the rest…the double hell they’ll endure. The noise of voices, curses, screams,
and begging for a drop of water that will never come.
If you haven’t given your heart to the Lord, what in this world are you waiting