Many Christians are not living according to God's values, and if the rapture occurred now, they are risking being left behind. Even if a wayward Christian transitions into the beyond prior to the rapture, they are still taking a risk of being denied entrance into the Kingdom. Our earthly lives are just a moment in comparison to the beyond, but it is a very important moment.
Receiving Jesus as Savior opens the door to Salvation, but we are still required to step up the ladder of allowing our new nature to override sinful nature. Our heart is molded by beliefs and choices throughout life, and as we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our steps, our heart becomes more in line with God‘s heart. But, many Christians are not taking this path, they are retaining a sinful nature, perhaps not realizing that who we become during life, determines the fate of our eternal existence.
Therefore, I believe God is currently delaying the return of Jesus, for the sake of the elect. He is giving a little more time for his wayward children to realize they are not abiding by terms of the New Covenant, lacking motivation to repent. This is partly due to Satan’s infiltration into certain Christian-based religions, causing them to believe they can repent after death. But, even some who know they must repent, are still being ensnared by evil dressed to look good.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”
2 Peter 3:9 NLT
The other day, someone mentioned that the sun may be the lake of fire, and the idea instantly seemed likely. The entire sun is a lake of fire, and apparently this lake will always be in plain sight as the sun is. The next few paragraphs will highlight the significance of the lake of fire being in plain sight.
“And as they go out, they will see the dead bodies of those who have rebelled against me. For the worms that devour them will never die, and the fire that burns them will never go out. All who pass by will view them with utter horror.””
Isaiah 66:24 NLT
When modern prophets are taken on journeys to witness the beauty and splendor of heaven, space travel is no problem. They actually zip through space at high speeds as an angel takes them in spirit to (new) heaven, which is a large planet in the spiritual realm.
Therefore, it’s possible when we have our spirit bodies, we will frequently travel through space and perhaps pass by the sun now and then. Since spirit bodies are impervious to hot and cold, the sun will not harm us.
While passing by, we may be able to see spiritually dead souls forever tormented in the lake of fire. Our spirit bodies will have significantly superior senses and abilities, vision will likely be amazing, and the talents we currently have will be greatly amplified. In fact, after receiving our spirit bodies, perfection will be within reach.
“Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.”
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 NLT
“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”
Phil 3:20-21 NLT
Currently hell is inside earth, but earth will be consumed by fire, therefore it’s likely earth will be tossed into the sun, which is about a million times larger. Everyone in hell will be thrown with earth into the lake of fire.
“Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Rev 20:14-15 NLT
“But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames.”
2 Pet 3:10-12 NLT
“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”
Matthew 24:35 NLT
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.”
Rev 21:1 NLT
Scientists estimate the sun is about 10,000°F, compare that to a regular fire which is 1800°F, it will be no picnic. This should increase motivation to receive Jesus as Savior, drawing near to him, allowing the Holy Spirit to create a new heart within. Then we are able to overcome sin, adapting a holy lifestyle.
Hell 1 - Biblical Description