“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” (Heb. 12:8)
Bastards are still the children of someone, but not of God.
You need to realize something today, when the Lord Jesus Christ sits on the Great White Throne of Judgment there will be people there that spoke to Him face to face, people who were healed by Him, those who were once blind, lame, possessed of devils. They are going to remind Him of that, He is going to cast them into the Lake of Fire. There will be no compassion on that day.
I believe as I have stated in previous letters to you that there is a form of hope in all those who are in hell today, and that hope will last right up to that moment, and then the realization of all hope will be lost.
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1st Cor. 15:52) As all those who have been born-again will be, so will be those in that moment, we will come to the full knowledge of hope realized, of eternal life in the presence of God Almighty, of pleasures forevermore.
I ask this question of you then today, and I believe it will reveal much to you about who you say you are in Christ, where your heart of service to the Lord truly lays. What do you think more about, your time in heaven, or those souls in hell?
If you said your eternity in heaven then would you consider yourself self-centered, lacking in compassion and not truly dead to self? If you are studying to show yourself approved, are you giving that reason of your faith to others, to those bastards who are on the path to hell? Do you contemplate your walk with Christ more than those who will spend eternity in perpetual pain and darkness? If you are not actively seeking the lost, just where is the love and compassion of Christ expressed in your daily walk? Does Luke 18:11 apply to you but you have failed to see it? “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.”
I cannot say this with full assurance, but I believe no one in hell ever meets anyone else, I believe it is a place of continuous separation from all human contact, of perpetual loneliness. The first person they will see, some after thousands of years will be the Lord Jesus Christ, and then the last vestige of hope they had will be lost forever.
And I also do not believe that you, if you did not speak to them in this life, will ever be allowed to forget them.
I will let you compare and contemplate Ezekiel 3:18, “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” And Isaiah 66:24, “And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the 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.
If you are not actively seeking for the lost amongst the wicked and are only contemplating your walk with Christ then personally I would doubt that you understand what it means to love your neighbor, if you are considering more your time in heaven than those who will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire, then I would suggest you are self-centered and not Christ-centered.
The Great White Throne of Judgment is just that, a place of judgment, there will be no compassion from the Lord Jesus Christ on that day. Read the Scriptures, it is not until after that moment that all tears will be wiped away.
You have been sent to offer them hope, are you doing that?