What do you think the people that are in hell are doing right now, while you eat your dinner, are they crying, while you sleep soundly, do they? Can one only scream for so long, do the tear ducts of the souls lost for all eternity ever run dry, is anger replaced with the knowledge of eternal hopelessness, do they know what is in store for them, and if so, do they plan continuously the words they will say, the phrases that they hope will sway the Almighty on that day to change His mind, to see that they are now truly repentant. Do the souls in hell praise the name of the Most High?
I wonder, how many are walking the earth today that think in similar ways, how many believe that today they are good enough, that they are not sinners, that their works, either in context of the possible religious cult or even Evangelical church they attend, believe that they are worthy because of their deeds, their thoughts, their hearts intent that they will also enter into the kingdom of God. Ask yourself this question, if they will not praise His name here, what makes them think they would do so there?
Most of man’s moral based judgements in relation to their thoughts of the eternal are based upon the constructs of man’s ideologies of what is right and wrong, what is good and bad, and although they may be based loosely upon the Scriptures, they are not the way to the Father. The ten commandments, the “golden rule,” (Matt. 7:12) even unto the way that they most generally formulate their thoughts, all of these are as skirting around the edges of truth, but never really searching for what that truth is.
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov. 14:12) “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2 Tim. 3:7) “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22)
These three verses alone would be truth enough to show us that those who order their lives in this manner have missed the mark, they have decided that their path is the right path without checking it against the Scriptures. It is the same thoughts that many in hell right now are contemplating, “Where did I go wrong, what did I miss.” A thousand years and more is a long time to ponder one single subject.
It has always been one of the mainstays of Satan, to keep man’s mind on man and his accomplishments, to assist him in seeing that he is good enough, that close enough is good enough, that works are what matters, not obedience. “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” (1 Sam. 15:22)
There is no second path to the front door, as it were, to that very narrow gate that leads into heaven. There are some very nice people in hell, people who were caring and compassionate, people who loved their children and grandchildren dearly, those who gave of their time for others, who lived lives that were seen as kind towards others, and they are going to stay there until they are judged by what they wanted to be judged by, their works here on earth while they were alive, and all of them will be found wanting.
That is how much the price was, that is the price that Jesus paid for us, He paid the ultimate price for all so that some would be set free. There are a lot of people in hell praising His name right now, in fact, their words may be sweeter than any sermon you have ever heard, any hymn that you have ever sung, and they are as hollow as their hearts were when they were alive on earth, for they are done only because they now see the truth clearly.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) Each of them at the great white throne of judgement, (Rev. 20:11) will be shown this truth, they will see it more clearly than ever, they will know then that all hope is gone. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (1 Cor. 1:27) Is it worth being that fool for Him to you now.