Not too long ago a demonically influenced individual went into a night club in Orlando, Florida and sent 49 people into eternity. I believe it is safe to say those 49 people were not ready to meet Jesus.
This individual also went into eternity, thinking he was going to be rewarded for his deeds only to open his eyes to the demons who would be tormenting him throughout eternity.
All 50 of these people were created by God and had a purpose and a destiny planned by God for their lives but at some point in their lives they made a decision to listen to the lies of the enemy, to believe those lies and to reject the love of Jesus and the plans God had for their lives.
I know people who frequent that club and I thank God none of them were there that night because now they still have a chance to find Jesus before they face eternity.
My first thoughts after hearing about that shooting was picturing in my mind what they were experiencing when their eyes opened in eternity. I've heard so many testimonies of people who have experienced hell and I was picturing them all falling into the pit thru a portal, landing on top of each other like a pile of dirty laundry. I pictured the most frightening, huge demons coming to each one and pulling them off the pile when they took them to begin their torture, while the people screamed out for help in sheer terror. I wonder if by now, they realize this is not a dream and they are never going to get out.
I just finished watching another video about someone who had experienced hell and I began to weep and I allowed the Holy Spirit to begin to change me.
With all of the evil going on around this world there is no more time to worry about something thinking I'm being a hater if I stand up for truth. Sin is sin. I don't define it, God does and if He says something is wrong and will keep you from going to Heaven then I don't want to do it and I want other people to know what the consequences are so they know if they do those things they are risking eternity in hell.
So, being honest with people about sin is not being hateful, it's being loving enough to not care if you're misunderstood. It's saying I love you enough that I'm willing to offend you for a minute to save you from an eternity of torture and torment.
I bet any one of those 50 people, if they could come back, would tell everyone they know and people they don't know, to turn to Jesus, and they wouldn't care who they offended.
Of course people are going to be offended when they are told they are doing something wrong but we all need to get over ourselves and get in line with Jesus Christ.
Nothing, nothing is worth spending your eternity in hell for.
God is calling me into deeper levels of holiness than I've ever walked in and He lets me immediately if do, say or even think something that is not pleasing to Him. I want to please Him in everything so I prefer to know when I do something wrong.
I'm certainly not talking about going up and judging people, looking down on them as if they're scum. I'm talking about honestly loving people enough to see them the way God made them, in His own image, with a destiny and purpose that satan has blinded their eyes to. I'm talking about sharing, in love, the love of Jesus Christ, the love that He has for ALL PEOPLE, but letting them know that they are the ones who have to chose where they will spend eternity. And with the uncertainty we have these days of when our eternity will happen, it's not a good idea to play Russian Roulette with your soul.
I pray that Christians will stand up and start speaking the truth in love so we can reach as many people as we can, even risking being misunderstood, in an attempt to share Jesus with a lost and dying world.