EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2022
TEXT: MARK 9:43-48
(43) And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(44) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(45) And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(46) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(47) And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
(48) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 25:30
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I cannot vividly describe hell and the sufferings of its occupants. The words to use to describe the nature of hell and the degree of the torments and sufferings of its victims are not available to man on earth. Besides, my knowledge of the available vocabulary is so minute that the effort I shall make to describe hell is as the effort one makes to ascertain the quantity of sand in the seashore by counting the sand.
The horror of hell is great. What I saw in hell scared me. I lost my strength and fell down. I became more afraid of God. I heard the agonizing cries of the damned. I heard some pleading in their torments, "Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, Lord." This was their continual prayer.
Their faces looked older than their age because of their great torments and sufferings. I could see as if people were swimming inside the flames of hell. When hell roared and quaked, it took those in its surface down to its bottom, and vice versa. There are torments and sufferings in hell. I saw the burning flames of fire with people in it. I saw children, men, and women; educated, uneducated, rich, poor, etc.
They were crying and repenting. I heard cry coming from those who were in the depth of hell. I heard the cry of children, of the young and the old. I saw the way those in torments breathe. Their breathing was that of gasping for air as one in his dying moment. Some of them, due to their great cries, their tongues were laying outside like that of dogs. Some, their eyeballs were as if they were falling from their sockets.
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Those in torments breathe in as if drawing their last breath. But this remains their state forever. Since there is no air in hell, what they breathe in and out is the burning flame of fire. The remembrance of the past privileges they had to accept the Savior Jesus Christ which they ignored or rejected on earth, adds to their torment and sorrow.
I saw them in great agony, gnashing their teeth. I saw that people were pressing themselves in hell. Hell through its quaking and roaring changes the positions of the occupants. Life in hell is of agony. The occupants are restless. Hell is in complete darkness, please don't be there!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot stand the horrors of hell for a single sin you commit.
SONG FOR THE DAY: That cry you will cry…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Exodus 19-21; Matthew 20:1-16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA