By Lou Yeboah
… And let him tell my five brothers not to come to this place! [Luke 16:27-31].
Listen, the man in Hell was very specific about the message he wanted to send to his brothers. He pleaded with Abraham, ‘I beg you, Father Abraham, send Lazarus to my father’s house, I have five brothers that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment. Abraham replied, they have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them. He said, ‘Oh No, Father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent. Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.
There is a powerful warning here for every person who has not repented. The rich man had many opportunities to repent before he died. However, he did not and had to face the consequences. I can only think of one thing worse than going to Hell; and that would be to go to Hell with Heaven on your mind.
I tell you, wisdom is the principal thing, but in all your getting, get an understanding. [Proverbs 4:7]. Hell is a place of outer darkness, eternal weeping, and gnashing of teeth. Hell is a place where there is eternal torment and pain in unquenchable flames. Hell is a place of terrible memories and horrible thirst. Hell is a place prepared for the devil and his angels, and all those who reject Jesus as their Savior. Hell is a place of eternal separation from the presence of God. “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. Two Gates: Two Paths, only Two destinies before every man, and each of us must choose one or the other. A Point of Decision. Which will it be? Heaven or Hell? The door is open now. Soon it will be too late!
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me. [Revelation 3:20].
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from. [Luke 13:24].
The rains came, the ark was sealed, in desperation people sought, begged, cried, but it was too late. [Genesis 7:10; Matthew 25:10].