Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
I am sure you have said, or heard someone say, “This or that will happen, when Hell freezes over.” Can you imagine all the wild and crazy things people must have attached to that phrase? I will get married, sing a solo, give you my car, or whatever wild idea came up just before the phrase, “when Hell freezes over.” Living in Michigan most of my life there was kind of a joke about the phrase, “when Hell freezes over.” There is a city not far from where I lived in Michigan by the name of Hell. In the winter months, we would get a lot of snow, and as you may have guessed, sometimes Hell would actually freeze over. We were waiting to see if any of those promises would come true on that day. What a crazy day that would be.
Another phrase you hear concerning this place called Hell is, “Hell on Earth.” What a phrase. What a thought. Most often, when someone uses that phase, they are referring to something terrible happening. Like when the hurricane that ripped through the southern U.S. and destroyed entire cities, people said, it was like Hell on earth for some.
The hurricanes hitting may have seemed like the worst thing that could possibly happen to them. But as terrible as that was, or as bad as your worst possible day has been, it will not compare to the day when God and the angels ban Satan from Heaven, and he takes up residence on this earth. Friends that will be the closest people living on earth will ever come to real Hell on earth.
Good news, we do not have to be here when it happens. In Thessalonians, the Bible talks of the church being taken away before the tribulation period on earth. All we need to do is accept Christ as our Saviour before that day of real “Hell on Earth.” Some might say, “I will get my life right with God when Hell freezes over.” Well, Hell froze over in Michigan several times. Are you a real person of your word? Why not get things right today?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Kings 12, 13 / Psalm 143 / Proverbs 23 / Revelations 12, 13
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 20-22 / John 21
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director