Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dare to Believe

I have met so many people who don't believe in hell.  It's probably safe to say that this is a prevailing way of thinking in our world.  It's very popular to have "no fear." And even among those who believe in hell, most people sincerely believe they are going to heaven.

So today I want to do something bold.  I'd like to respectfully challenge you to a holy dare.  I dare you to prayerfully read all of the posts in this blog about people's experiences seeing heaven and hell.  Each blog links to a testimony in written, video, or audio format, so be sure to read, watch, or listen to all the testimonies!

Here is a list of the blogs in the dare:

Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead
Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead
Vision of Hell by Emmanuel Agyarko 
Korean Pastor Raised from the Dead
Baptize by Blazing Fire

There's one important criteria: If you believe in Jesus, then before you read each post, stop and pray this earnestly and sincerely, "Lord Jesus, please reveal to me the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Expose all deception."

If you don't believe in Jesus, then you may sincerely pray with an earnest heart, "Jesus, I don't even know if you are God.  But if you are, then reveal yourself to me through these testimonies. I want to know the truth about you."

Please remember to do this before reading each post.  If you truly want to know the truth, then by the time you have finished with these posts, I believe you will never be the same again.  The truth is a Person, and His name is Jesus Christ.  He said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."  (Joh 14:6-7)

This is a big challenge, but if you are bold enough, then I dare you to take me up on it!

Important Note: Please use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to each of the people in giving these testimonies.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Korean Pastor Raised from the Dead

In my previous post I wrote about a book called "Baptized by Blazing Fire."  There are actually five books in the series by brother Yong-Doo Kim.

Today I would like to share an excerpt from Book 3.  It's about a Korean pastor, named Kim, Young Gun, who was raised from the dead in 1998. Please prayerfully read. For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

Here's the testimony of brother Kim, Yong-Doo about his friend, brother Kim, Young Gun:

March 10, 2005 (Thursday)

Pastor Kim, Yong-Doo: * Oh! Pastor Kim, Young Gun

    Sung Min general hospital is located in my neighborhood. Pastor Kim, Young Gun, had evangelized and ministered at this hospital. I had once admitted myself to Sung Min hospital. When I was a patient there, the pastor and I had greeted each other and became acquainted. I had sometimes invited him to my church to give a sermon as a guest speaker.

    Pastor Kim, Young Gun once told me a story. He was in his early 60s. He had always evangelized at the hospitals. He was also well known for evangelizing on the streets. One day, he fell ill as his liver swelled. A lot of water filled his liver and stomach. More than that, he also had jaundice, an illness that colors the body yellow. He admitted himself to the hospital while he was evangelizing.

    Pastor Kim, Young Gun was once dispatched to the Philippines on a missionary trip by his church. While he was on his mission trip in the Philippines, he had over-exerted himself and worked beyond his physical strengths. The pastor was very stressed by the pressure he received from his church. They wanted results and they called him frequently. “How many people have you evangelized? How many new registrants have you enjoined?” They utilized various tactics to pressure and interrogate him. The pressure and stress eventually overtook him and he had become physically ill. He died during treatment in Korea.

* Hymns That Should Be Sung At A Funeral

    Pastor Kim, Young Gun explained the experience when his spirit/soul departed his body. He said when he breathed his last breath he experienced his spirit/soul separate from his physical body. In fact, his spirit/soul looked identical to his physical body. Pastor Kim, Young Gun was able to see the doctor use the defibrillator on his body. The doctors had attempted to resuscitate him several times with the defibrillator. With no result, the doctors confirmed his time of death and had covered his whole body and face with the white linen.

    The Pastor’s family and relatives had come too late and were informed of his death once they had reached the hospital. On the day of the funeral, the people attending sang hymns. The hymns they sang were slow and the slow rhythm made the day depressing. The funeral was more or less a sad march down to the grave site. The Pastor continued and said that when the people sang the slow songs, his soul weakened. Although he wanted to immediately fly to heaven, he was not able to. He needed the people in the funeral to sing fast, powerful, up-beat hymns. He said that his soul was not gaining any strength and was therefore frustrated and worried. Fortunately, someone recommended hymn 388 and they began to sing in an up-beat rhythm. As soon as the people began singing the fast and powerful hymn, his soul flew at great speed and arrived at the gate of heaven. The Pastor said that the gates of heaven consisted of twelve pearl gates and were a magnificent sight. The Pastor’s first impression was amazement: “Literally fantastic!”

    As Pastor Kim, Young Gun attempted to enter the pearl gates of heaven, two angels standing guard gave him a stern, frightening look. The Pastor became very frightened and his heart was filled with fear. The two angels had a large sword at their side. They were very tall and he could not properly view all of them with one glance.

    The angels asked the Pastor: “How dare you walk near the gate? Who are you? What is your title and what did you do when you were on earth?” The Pastor answered, “I had just died from an illness; my liver swelled. I was a Pastor and I worked as a missionary.” The angels demanded a ticket. “Very well, present your ticket of permission to enter heaven. Now!” I replied in shock. “What! You need a permission ticket to enter heaven? I had never heard of such thing! I do not have one.” One of the angels immediately replied: “What! What are you saying? How dare you walk toward the gate without a permission ticket!” As the angel rebuked me, the other angel kicked me like I was a soccer ball. In that moment, the Pastor thought he was kicked very far off. Then the same angel who had kicked him caught up to him and kicked him once more for a second time and even farther away.

    The Pastor was suddenly kicked toward hell and was dangling at the edge of a cliff. The Pastor was able to observe the miserable sights of hell. As the Pastor dangled off the edge of the cliff, he pleaded for someone to save him. Then the angel pointed and said, “Look at those souls! Look very closely at those souls going to hell! All of those souls attended church and lived a faithful life but the errors of their Pastor’s teaching led them to hell! I am showing you this scene because you are also a Pastor who led a ministry. You cannot be forgiven for you have committed the same atrocity. They did not keep Sundays holy and did not properly keep their faith. They mocked God and believed according to what they wanted to believe and based their faith on what was in their minds.”

    Within the moment Pastor Kim was about to be thrown in hell, two souls immediately came and earnestly grabbed hold of him. The Pastor found out later that the two souls were his relatives who were prayer warriors. Due to their earnest pleadings, the Lord had granted the Pastor an extension of seven more years to live. The Pastor received special grace. He had been given another chance and had escaped from being thrown into hell.

    The Pastor came back down to earth to reunite with his dead body. When he came back, his relatives were still singing hymns. The songs they were singing were once again slow and sad. They sounded like farewell songs, as though, a couple or friends were parting forever. The Pastor was very upset over the songs that were being sung. Whenever believers sleep and go to heaven, the people at the funeral should be celebrating with fast, joyous, enliven, and victorious hymns. We as believers must engrave this into our hearts.

    He had experienced a supernatural event. With the power of God, the Pastor had come back alive. Now, this is the seventh year and because of exhaustion and illness, he had relapsed once more. His liver had swelled up and the Pastor had to be admitted to intensive care. Pastor Kim, Young Gun earnestly appealed, “Pastor Kim, Yong-Doo, I was very proud of myself. Until now, I thought I had evangelized properly throughout my life and in faith. I later realized that I had done it all with my strength and passion instead with the guidance and help of the Holy Spirit. Please Pastor Kim, Yong-Doo, you must seek help from the Holy Spirit in every case. I want you to lead your ministry with the help and strength of the Holy Spirit.” Pastor Kim, Young Gun then asked me to sing many hymns that are powerful and strengthening. Joo-Eun, Sister Baek, Bong-Nyu, my wife, and I gathered around Pastor Kim, Young Gun. The Lord, Jesus, accompanied us as well. Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the guardian angels watched and prepared to take the Pastor to heaven.

    Today is Thursday and the Lord announced that He was going to take Pastor Kim, Young Gun to heaven soon. When Joo-Eun and Sister Baek, Bong- Nyu glanced up to heaven, the home of Pastor Kim was almost finished. The last thing was for the Pastor’s soul to arrive in heaven. His home was waiting. Pastor Kim, Young Gun and his wife were very joyous once they heard of that news.

* If I Die, I Want To Die During Preaching A Sermon On The Platform

    There are many pastors, including myself, who wish on a certain issue. I had been curious on how the Lord may respond and what His thoughts would be with this certain issue. “My beloved, Jesus! There are many pastors in Korea and many are especially filled with grace. They often say that when they go they would like their last moment to be on the altar during the middle of their sermon. I also wish for that. Now, Pastor Kim, Young Gun has fallen ill due to his liver swelling as a result of over-exhaustion and exertion. He had not taken care of himself very well physically. What are your thoughts on that, Lord?”

    The Lord began to explain in regards to this matter using Pastor Kim, Young Gun as an example. “It is truly regrettable. It is foolish to think and act this way! Pastor Kim, Young Gun is a servant I truly esteem. But for the sake of the gospel, he went through fire and water not taking care of his health. Therefore, he had become ill. Father God, the Holy Spirit, and I are in agreement with this view. From your perception, it may appear as a blessing. It may seem faithful to collapse from exhaustion or exertion during the middle of evangelizing or preaching -- perhaps even dying during evangelizing or preaching. However, that is not everything! Being faithful with all of your strength is very important, but not at the expense of your physical bodies. You must take care of your bodies in order to continue and serve me for a long time. Your body is given to you by Father God. There is a time to rest and a proper amount is needed and required.

    “It is not wise for one to do my work with only absolute enthusiasm. One must do the work with wisdom. Pastor Kim, Young Gun was only in his early 60s and he could have continued my work for a longer period. He was very foolish and not very wise. He did not realize how I esteemed him! However, it is now too late.”

    I thought it would have been nice if Jesus would have healed him. However, it appears that the Lord had decided to take him home to heaven. The Lord made it absolutely clear that doing His work in faithfulness and with all of our being was very important. Moreover, taking care of our physical bodies continuously was equally important. The majority truly do think that it is certainly good faith if we go through fire and water for the Lord’s concern, but that is not everything, although, it is important.

    The Lord said, “The physical body of Pastor Kim, Young Gun had become sick and exhausted. It is his time to rest now.” The Lord then looked at me and said, “Pastor Kim, Yong-Doo, you must also listen carefully! Do you understand? In order to serve for a lengthy period, you must steadily take care of your health.” I replied, “Amen.”

    Joo-Eun had a vision of God’s throne. Father God also said, “My beloved servant! Why did you over work yourself to have your body come to that stage?” As Father spoke, He had compassion on him. He then commanded the angels. “Prepare to welcome Pastor Kim, Young Gun.” As Pastor Kim, Young Gun laid in bed, Jesus caressed him and said with comforting words, “you will enter heaven very soon. In heaven, all the souls and angels are preparing a great event to welcome you. Although it will be a bit difficult for a moment, I expect you to endure it.”

    As Pastor Kim, Young Gun listened to the conversation, his face brightened up. Pastor Kim, Young Gun’s guardian angel had three pairs of wings. He had a home that was awaiting him in heaven. The house was as tall as the skies of heaven. Inside the home, the angels were busy moving about, preparing for his arrival. Joo-Eun wanted to know when Pastor Kim, Young Gun was going to heaven and asked Jesus. The Lord said that He would take him to heaven after two days.

    I meticulously explained some of the revelations that were happening in our church. The Pastor answered with a surprised look. “What! When I had visited your church to speak, none of those experiences or revelations were occurring. Now your church is experiencing great revelations.” I answered him, stating that it was all due to the Lord’s grace. I continued and asked Pastor Kim, Young Gun: “Pastor Kim! Before you leave the earth, I would like to share Holy Communion with you for the last time.” Pastor Kim delightfully accepted. The Lord then spoke through Joo-Eun: “In a little while, you will enter heaven. Let us then celebrate.” I obeyed and said, “Amen!”

Many saints and pastors cannot be used because they are lazy and self-indulging. Then there are some who physically over-exert themselves and as a result become ill. This is also a problem! Moreover, unnecessarily idolizing one’s physical body is also a big sin.

[Excerpt from Book 3 ends here.]

A short sample of the book is available online. At the link I've provided here, you can find various formats of all five book summaries, including Word, PDF, and MP3.  Numerous events, encounters, details and visions were not included in this summary version. For the complete version please purchase the book at Amazon.com.

If you desire revival in your life, you should read or listen to this book.  If you desire to overcome sin and learn how to be victorious over the flesh and the devil, then read the book.  If you want to know how to pray effectively in spiritual warfare, then read this book.

Book One, Book Two, Book Three, Book Four, Book Five

Please and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to brother Kim.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also like the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar, especially Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead, Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths, Angelica Zambrano Heaven and Hell, Vision of Hell by Emmanuel Agyarko, Ibrahim's Experience in Hell, and Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vision of Hell by Emmanuel Agyarko

I'd like to share with you a vision of hell that was given on November 24, 2011 to a teenager in Ghana, named Emmanuel Agyarko. This young man has been receiving visions from the Lord since he was a small boy, but the visions have increased dramatically since 2009.

In his recent vision of hell, he saw many things that will shock you.  He saw pastors who were there for various reasons.  Some had not tithed their money to the Lord during their lifetime, and others taught their congregations not to tithe.  Other pastors were involved in sexual immorality.  He saw celebrities there like Michael Jackson and Princess Diana. He saw Muammar Gaddafi, who was recently killed by rebels. Gaddafi acknowledged Christ, and said he was there because he didn't believe in Jesus.  He was worried about his family members ending up in hell also, and urged them to turn to Christ.

Marc-Vivien Foé
In this vision, Emmanuel saw people in hell for involvement in the occult.  This included many famous and not so famous football players. He also saw Marc-Vivien Foé, the Cameroonian footballer who died during a football match in France in 2003.  He even saw the fans on their way to hell, because many of them were involved in idolatry.

He saw people who were in hell for smoking, others for tattoos, and others for involvement in martial arts.  He saw a man who was there for calling upon deceased saints during his lifetime, which was classified as occult activity. He saw males there for wearing earrings that they had used to seduce women into sexual immorality.

I realize that this will shock most people, and they will not believe it.  That is a pity, because this is a warning from the Lord that we need to heed.

The apostle Paul asked, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God."  (1Co 6:9-10)

The Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the apostle John states: "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Rev 21:8)

That's why I strongly urge you to please prayerfully read the entire vision, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to him.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

Then if you have been involved in any of these practices mentioned in his vision, I urge you to repent, believe in Jesus, and ask Him to forgive you of your sin.  You need to be ready for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He is coming soon!

Even if you have already confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please do not make the fatal mistake of ignoring this warning and going to hell.  You may doubt that this message is from God or think it is not for you.  You may think that it does not line up with your own theology.  It's a mistake with eternal consequences.  Jesus Christ loves you and wants you to know Him and spend eternity with Him in heaven.

His Word says "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Rom 10:9).

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also like the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar, especially Baptize by Blazing Fire, Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead, Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths, Angelica Zambrano Heaven and Hell, Tattoos and Body Piercing, and Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baptized by Blazing Fire

In January 2005, the pastor of "The Lord's Church" in South Korea, brother Yong-Doo Kim, led his congregation to hold all night prayer meetings for 30 days.  They met daily from evening until the next morning.  They prayed fervently with repentance, and on their knees with hands lifted straight up to the Lord, they prayed in tongues for hours.  During that time, the Lord opened their spiritual eyes, so that they could see in the spiritual realm.  They saw angels, demons, and even Jesus Himself.  He took some of them to visit heaven and hell, and the pastor wrote a book about it.  The book is called "Baptized by Blazing Fire."  There are actually five books in the series.

A short sample of the book is available online. At the links I've provided below, you can find various formats of all five book summaries, including Word, PDF, and MP3.  Numerous events, encounters, details and visions were not included in this summary version. For the complete version please purchase the book at Amazon.com.

To read or download the book for free online, here are the links:
Book One, Book Two, Book Three, Book Four, Book Five 

The apostle Paul taught the Ephesian church about spiritual warfare.  He said, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Eph 6:10-12).   And he went on to say that we should pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayers for all the saints.  In his letter to the Corinthians, he defines praying in the Spirit as praying in tongues (1 Co 14:14-19), which is a gift given to those who have been baptized by the Holy Spirit.  And this is one of the keys to spiritual warfare, in addition to taking up the full armor of God.

Len with brother Yong Doo-Kim and his wife, Kang, Hyun-ja
I believe this book is a message from the Lord to the church today.  The Lord told brother Yong-Doo Kim that he would write a book about this experience and it would be read by people all over Korea and around the world.  The pastor was faithful to do what the Lord commanded, in spite of many demonic attacks that attempted to hinder the prayer meetings and the writing of the book.  Most Christians would have given up their attempt at the thirty days of prayer, as well as writing the book, but this pastor and his faithful little flock persisted to the end.  They overcame the obstacles and were victorious over the enemy.

Next to God's Word -- the Bible -- I think this is the most important book for the church to read right now.  We need to hear it and receive the message contained in it.

If you desire revival in your life, you should prayerfully read or listen to this book, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to him.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

If you desire to overcome sin and learn how to be victorious over the flesh and the devil, then read the book.  If you want to know how to pray effectively in spiritual warfare, then read this book.

To read or download the book for free online, here are the links:
Book One, Book Two, Book Three, Book Four, Book Five

If you would like to know what the Bible says about the baptism of fire, please read this blog called Holy Fire Baptism.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB.

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, you may also like the other posts in this blog, listed below. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." 

Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Ibrahim's Experience in Hell Taken to Hell Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Place of Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth

Place of outer darkness, fire, & weeping
I want to examine what Scripture teaches about the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.  I am aware that there are some people today who teach that this place is in heaven.  And if they don’t teach that it is in heaven, they teach that it is not hell.  They teach that if you are a believer in Jesus who has wasted your life, and not lived for Him, you will end up in this place, and realize what you wasted.  Then after there has been enough repentance, and enough weeping and gnashing of teeth, you will eventually enter heaven. Does the Scripture teach that?

The Destiny of the Wicked
The psalmist said, “For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor. The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.” (Psa 112:6-10)

It is the wicked who gnash their teeth, and we know the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of heaven, but only the righteous. 

“Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psa 1:5-6; cf., Psa 75:10)

The wicked will not stand in the judgment, but will perish.

“The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.”  (Pro 10:16)

The wicked should not expect anything but punishment and wrath.

“The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.” (Pro 11:23)

The wicked have no refuge when they die, but are thrust down to hell, as if something were drawing them there magnetically. “The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.” (Pro 14:32)

Paul taught that there would certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. "But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets; having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” (Act 24:14-15)

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth in the Fire
Jesus also taught that there would be a resurrection and a judgment with eternal consequences. He said, "So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat 13:49-50)

Jesus taught that the wicked would be thrown into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. So it’s clear that the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth is in the fire of hell.

Jesus also taught that while many Gentiles would enter the kingdom of heaven, many of the original sons of the kingdom would be thrown into the outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.  "I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."  (Mat 8:11-12)

Jesus once told the parable of the tares.  Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." And He said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat 13:36-42)

According to Jesus, the place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth is the furnace of fire, which is the eternal destination of “all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,” who were planted by the devil.

No Weeping in Heaven
If there is weeping there, we know it cannot be in heaven, since there are no tears in heaven. “For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes." (Rev 7:17)

The apostle John said, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.’" (Rev 21:3-4)

The Evil Ones Are Thrown into That Place
He taught that although the wedding hall would be filled with dinner guests, both evil and good, those who are evil, and therefore disqualified to be at the wedding would be bound and thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."' But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire. Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'” (Mat 22:1-13)

He consistently taught that it is the evil ones who go to that place.  Here is another example: "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 'But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,' and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat 24:45-51).

The evil slave, who beats his fellow slaves and eats and drinks with drunkards, will go to that place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Jesus explicitly said He the Master would cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites.  If this place of outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, is not hell, then what is it?  As I said, there are those who teach that it is a place where believers in Jesus can repent after they die, and still enter heaven afterward.  This is simply not Scriptural.  The hypocrites go to this place, and the drunkards, and we know they will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. 

Paul taught this explicitly, “But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.” (1Co 5:11-13)

The Eternal Destination of Hypocrites
Jesus said that hypocrites do not enter the kingdom of heaven, but receive condemnation.  "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. [Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]” (Mat 23:14)

Jesus said that hypocrites are sons of hell. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.” (Mat 23:15)

Jesus said that hypocrites neglect the weightier provisions of the Law like justice and mercy and faithfulness. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.” (Mat 23:23)

If they neglect these weightier provisions of the law, then they praise the wicked. “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.” (Pro 28:4)

Jesus said hypocrites are full of robbery and self-indulgence on the inside. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.” (Mat 23:25)

He said they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.” (Mat 23:27)

The hearts of hypocrites are far from God.  Jesus said to them, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me.’” (Mar 7:6)

Putting it All Together
So anyone who is cut in pieces and assigned a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.  To teach this is to go completely against Scripture.  Do not fall for this teaching.

The place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth is the furnace of fire, where the wicked are banished eternally. It is not a temporary holding ground where dead people repent before being allowed to enter heaven.

The apostle John said, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.” (Rev 22:14-15)

Scripture is clear that the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying will be shut outside of the Holy City. No amount of repentance after they die will ever enable them to enter heaven.  Mercy is only available on earth.  The Lord’s standard is high, and He will not lower it for anyone. He requires that we live a life of righteousness, holiness, and truth, if we want to see heaven.  I encourage you today to follow Jesus and to do that.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: I also recommend reading A Trip to Hell, The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught, Is Obedience Optional?Holy Fire Baptism, Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies. Also check out Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell and The Three Elijahs. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.