REVELATION 14:9-12

HEED THE WARNING OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE –

REPENT OF SIN AND TURN TO GOD

If you are one who has never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, please pay close attend to the contents of this study as well as John 3:16; Romans 10:9-13; John 14:6. 

FACT:  YOU CAN GO TO HEAVEN “if you want to.  The choice is yours.”  With that in mind let’s continue our study in this important book of the Bible, REVELATION and the latter days. 

FACT:  Today, right now, is the day of God’s love and grace!  Therefore, anyone wanting to go to heaven, who has not accepted God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as Savior, must cast themselves upon God’s love.  Anyone wanting to go to heaven must heed God’s warning of fire and brimstone and follow John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-13 (the path to heaven).

Let’s now review some Scripture with its warnings:

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, and them that worshipped his image.  THESE both were cast ALIVE into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Revelation 19:20).

“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” (Revelation 20:10).

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

“Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,” (Genesis 19:24).

“And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone” (Ezekiel 38:22). 

The ungodly and evil will be tormented in the presence of the holy angels and Christ.

“…and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” (Revelation 14:10).

  • Christ shall give the command to cast all unbelievers into hell and the holy angels will carry out the orders of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Christ will be there, and every eye of all unbelievers will see Him.  Why?  So that He will be vindicated as the Son of God.
  • The vast, clear majority of the human race denies, curses, and rejects Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  They insist that he was either mistaken or a liar and deceiver, or insane by claiming to be the Son of God.

Mankind will find out that Jesus Christ is really the Son of God.

  • However, in the great day of judgment, that horrible day, all the terrible things the ungodly and evil have done against Him–they shall all KNOW that he is exactly who He claimed to be:

*the Son of the living God, the TRUE MESSIAH who had come to save them all–every one of them who would accept Him as Savior (John 3:16, John 14:6).

*the Son of God who now stands as Judge of the world to rid the universe of all the ungodly and evil.

*the exalted Lord who is bringing godliness and righteousness to the universe.

“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:30).

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:” (Matthew 25:31-32).

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,” (Jude 14). 

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so, Amen.” (Revelation 1:7).

The ungodly and evil will be tormented forever and ever.

“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever:…” (Revelation 14:11).

NOTE:  The picture is that of duration, of how long a person will have to stay in hell.  Note the picture before us:  it is that of punishment, torment, agony, and misery; that of wrenching and twisting in pain and suffering–that of NEVER being relieved, of NEVER having peace or rest, not even for a single night or day.

FACT:  There is NO PEACE in hell; there is NO REST in hell. There is only torment and horror, unbroken punishment and suffering.  The agony and misery, the pain and suffering of the fire and brimstone never ends.

The smoke of their torment ascends FOREVER and EVER.  The torment of the ungodly [unsaved] and evil will NEVER END. So, if you are unsaved, ask yourself why would you want to have only hell and its torment as your future????  If you truly want to be saved from hell and its torment, you can be saved and it will take only minutes – Read John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-13.  Follow the instructions of Scripture, confess your sin and repent of all sin in your life, thank God for sending His Son in order that you can go to heaven.  Commit to living as a disciple of Christ and you have only peace and security of heaven as your future vs hell.

FACT:  We must ALL face this one fact:  If Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God and if Scripture is truly the Word of God to you, then you are doomed to eternal punishment if you reject Jesus Christ as our Savior.

FACT:  This is the teaching both of Jesus Christ and God’s Word.  A great day of separation is coming, a day when ALL those who believe in Jesus Christ will be separated from those who have denied Him, disbelieved, and cursed God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

NEW HEAVENS AND EARTH –  2 Peter 3:12-13

The unbeliever is not going to live in the same world that the believer will live in.  The person who truly believes in Christ will be going to live in a world with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and all those who are saved.  The person who rejects God’s salvation is going to live in a world apart from God, a world that Christ and God’s Word calls “hell.”  And hell is a world of everlasting punishment.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for the DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS….And these shall go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT…” (Matthew 25:41,46).

“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: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:47-48).

“Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with the unquenchable fire”  (Matthew 3:12).

“The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:41-42).

“Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire” (Matthew 18:8). 

“The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” (Revelation 14:10).                                                               

“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” (Revelation 20:10).

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and All LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH” (Revelation 21:8).

“The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.  Who among us shall dwell in the devouring fire?  Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”  (Isaiah 33:14).

“And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of men that have transgressed against me:  for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh” (Isaiah 66:24). 

Revelation 14:12 – Judgment, escape from — Believers:  The Scriptures say that there is the person who escapes the judgment of God and gives us information concerning that person. In fact, God gives us three things about the person who escapes the judgment of God. 

1. He is a saint who endures.  The word SAINT means to be set apart and separated unto God.  It means that a person has separated himself from the world and set his life apart unto God.  It means that he dedicates and commits his life, ALL HE IS AND HAS, to God.  But note:  the true saint is a person who ENDURES.  Once he has made a commitment to God, he is sincere and he endures.  He continues to live a life…

  • that is separated from the world.
  • that is set apart and committed to God.

In the last days, during the GREAT TRIBULATION, believers will face terrible times.  They will have to deny Christ and accept the mark of the beast or else face death.  If they endure for Christ — if they are sincere in believing that heaven is real, and that Christ loves them–then they will escape the judgment of God.  But only those who endure, who truly set their lives apart unto God, only those will escape the coming judgment during the Tribulation period.

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that ENDURETH to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).

“As the Father hath love me, so have I loved you: CONTINUE ye in my love” (John 15:9).

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your REASONABLE SERVICE.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1-2).

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, ALWAYS abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (I Corinthians 15:58).

“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18).  

“For ye have need of patience [endurance], that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:36).

“Blessed is the man that ENDURETH temptation [trials]: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12).

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (I Peter “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world” (I Peter 5:8-9).

“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness” (2 Peter 3:17).

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world”  (I John 2:15-16).

As we close today let us consider the greatest promise ever given to mankind, see John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-13).

Five things God wants you to know:

1. You need to be saved.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23).

“…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

2. You cannot save yourself.

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us…” (Titus 3:5).

3. Jesus has provided for your salvation.

“Who [Jesus] his own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (I Peter 2:24).

“For God so loved the world [you], that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

4. You must accept Jesus for salvation.

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31).

“But as many as received [Accepted] Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12).

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine hear that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9).

5. Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Savior.

“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2).

“…As the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts…” (Hebrews 3:7-8).

NOW:  If you will receive Christ as your Savior simply pray FROM YOUR HEART and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and save you.

Example: (Must come from your heart)

 Dear Lord Jesus, I do now ask you to forgive me of my sins and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior.  In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

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