And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14–15 KJV)
Just one of these days, the trumpet shall sound, and those who are dead, both believers and unbelievers, will rise from the dead and have a body again. The righteous will have a body that is glorious and fitted for eternity with God. The unrighteous will have a body that will never be destroyed but fitted for eternal torment. The very thought of this is troubling. John said :
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Revelation 20:12–13 KJV)
Death and hell will themselves be cast into the lake of fire. Anyone who was not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. If you truly love your family, friends, neighbors, people in your nation, etc, preach the Gospel and pray that the Lord will help them escape the coming judgment. Watch your own heart and life, and abide in Christ.
What is the difference between hell and the lake of fire, as presented in this verse? What was the condition for casting people into the lake of fire? Besides human beings, what or who else will be thrown into the lake of fire?
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Please think of the people around you who are not saved and imagine seeing them thrown into that lake of fire. Do everything you can, from prayer to preaching for the lost to be saved.
Ask the Spirit for the grace to not only win souls but be faithful to His calling in Christ for you.
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