"For our God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12:29 AKJB.
Fire alarms can save lives. They are a simple device that detects either smoke or flame, and then sounds a piercing alarm to wake and warn of danger. Souls can then flee to safety and be saved from the fire.
Like a coastal town or village, when there is a large earthquake, and a threat of a tsunami. An alarm sounds warning of the danger, again waking and warning souls to flee to higher ground.
Most are thankful that these alarms are in place.
The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is also an alarm.
The Gospel is good news for those that hear and believe...
But the Gospel is also a WARNING of a coming fire.
Israel is warned in Deuteronomy 4:42 AKJB - "For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God."
This means that God will not tolerate idolatry, sin, and the rejection of His word. He will indeed judge these things, and His wrath is upon the fearful and unbelieving.
The Hebrews, and all of us, are reminded of this fact in the New Testament in the book of Hebrews.
Yeah, God is a consuming FIRE.
The Lord Jesus is set to return soon...
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." - 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 AKJB.
Those that spurn the gift of God's salvation have incurred His wrath. They that do not obey His Gospel are headed for the fire of God's judgement.
A voice from the past...
"When a house is on fire, what ought to be done first? We ought to give the alarm and wake the inhabitants. This is true love to our neighbor. This is true charity. Reader, I love your soul, and want it to be saved. I am therefore going to tell you something about hell. There is such a place as hell. Let no one deceive you with vain words. What men do not like, they try hard not to believe. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes to judge the world, He will punish all who are not his disciples with a fearful punishment. All who are found impenitent and unbelieving; all who have clung to sin, stuck to the world, and set their affections on things below; all who are without Christ; all such shall come to an awful end. Whosoever is not written in the book of life shall be "cast into the lake of fire." Rev 20:15." - J.C. Ryle.
THE ALARM IS SOUNDING! Without the Lord Jesus Christ as SAVIOUR, your house is on fire! The flames are climbing higher, and I for one cannot stand idle by the wayside to watch as you perish. The wrath and judgment of God is surely coming to a wicked, unbelieving world. And...If you die lost, without the Son as your one and only Saviour, you will go to a place called hell. It is for real by the very word of God.
I am telling you to flee for your life! Flee sin. Flee wickedness. Flee false teachers who care nothing for your soul. They are many. Flee to Christ Jesus the Lord. Run for your life!
God offers His salvation full and free through His Son, Christ Jesus the Lord. He died for our sins, He was buried. He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. How shall we escape if we reject or neglect so great a salvation? "Escape what?" many ask. Saved from what? From facing the wrath of God! From being cast into hell! From being cast into the lake of fire for all of eternity! We have all sinned against the Lord of heaven and earth. We are all sinners bound for hell. Christ came to save sinners! Repent! is the cry of the hour.
True love WARNS. True love calls out FIRE! FIRE!
There is that other side of this great news, if we reject His Son, if we neglect His Son, we perish in the fire. We will not be saved. We die lost in our sins. We will not go to heaven, but to the darkness and torments of hell. Hell is not a mythical place. Hell is not a party place. It's a real place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. The very words "HELL FIRE" come from the mouth of the Lord Jesus Himself. (Mark 9:47 KJB; Matthew 18:9 KJB).
Our minds cannot comprehend the torment and horror of hell. It gets even worse! There is a FATE WORSE THAN HELL. There is another place the Bible calls the lake of fire. Hell and all of those in hell will be judged and then cast into the lake of fire for ever and ever.
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." - Revelation 20:15 AKJB.
Let these words come into your house and rescue your living soul from an awful end. Without the Saviour your house is on fire. The ALARM IS SOUNDING STILL. This is not a THREAT...
It is a WARNING.
Updated May 12th, 2023