Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 31 July 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Horror Of Hell (II)
TOPIC: The Horror Of Hell (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 16-18
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Revelation 20:1-15
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
MEMORY VERSE: “Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” – Matthew 22:13-
You will not fear death if you know that your heaven is sure.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE DEVIL WILL NOT HARVEST YOUR LIFE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Jesus described hell as a place of “outer darkness”, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth”, (Matthew 22:13) and a place “where their worm dieth not and their fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:48). Hell is eternal, and those who are confined there have no hope of escape. It is the state of eternal separation from God.
All fires that we know of, whether cooking fire or campfire or even the greatest wildfires in history, will always come to an end. Hell fire on the other hand, is called “the unquenchable fire” (Mark 9:43) and the “lake of fire” in which people are tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).
The pains from the burning will be so great that they will lead to continuous weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mark 25:30). Those who have had the fatal misfortune of fire accident at times experience death as a relief. In contrast, God will resurrect the wicked and give them immortal bodies made to burn eternally in hell. Therefore, the relief of death never comes (Revelation 20:11-15).
The Scripture repeatedly calls hell a place of outer darkness (Matthew 8:12; 25:30). In hell, people will hear the screams of pain; they will be roasted by the burning from the flames; teeth will be grinding together, and there will be the smell of burning sulfur while the victims will be burning without being consumed in everlasting darkness. The bitter song in hell shall be: “Oh had I known.”
How can one describe the horror of hell again? Hell is a place of eternal judgement and everlasting punishment. The boiling brimstone makes one scream. The hair will be on fire; feet and hands will be blistered. The tongue will become parched with thirst. The throat will be hoarse from screaming and wailing. Worms of fire feast on the sinner’s body without being destroyed. Hell is a place of everlasting punishment, sorrow, shame, anguish, affliction, suffering, darkness, restlessness, travail, weeping and crying, burning and companionship with the devil and his ferociously wicked angels.
Is this where you intend to end your life’s journey? Is this how you would want to spend eternity? If you have not been living right, repent now and make your way straight.
- Let every conspiracy of the hosts of hell against my life scatter, in the name of Jesus.
- I command all forms of darkness transferred into my life through demonic connections to be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Every satanic arrow targeted at destroying my vision, dream and ministry, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
- Let every satanic trap set against my life be shattered to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
- I command all demonic activities against my calling to receive disgrace and commotion, in the name of Jesus.
- All agents of darkness militating against my life, I silence you forever, in the name of Jesus.
- The devil shall not write the last chapter of my life, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)