Dog Type Lust Leads to Torment

Have you ever tried to stop a dog from eating a slab of raw meat that it is only 2 feet away from?

Yeah, pretty impossible to stop. That’s how sinners are when they are filled with lust.

And then when they are done, they wipe their mouth off and say they didn’t do anything wrong at all. This is how we all were when we were sinners.

This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, “I have done no wrong.” Proverbs 30:20

Then when their punishment comes, they front like they would have not done wrong if they had been warned.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Luke 16

The rich man is being tormented for his sin… he also has the nerve to essentially tell Abraham that his brothers are the same as him, and if they are warned, they won’t be sent to hell in torment. Implying that he wasn’t warned, he didn’t know.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Luke 16

In this parable which is told by Jesus Christ, Abraham basically tells the rich man “you were warned, you just ignored it.” The rich man was trying to put the responsibility for his sin on the lack of communication or warning. But God was telling him that the message was loud and clear, and his lack of obedience put him in hell.

James 1
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Comfort now means Torment later.

Comfort Now Means Torment Later

Some people get glory on earth… Some people get glory in heaven.
Where will you recieve your good things?
The sacrifices you dont make on earth are the sacrifices you will make afterwards.

*[[Luk 16:25]] KJV* But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

If you don’t study the judgements of God, you become a victim of the judgements of Gid

If you don’t study the judgements of God, you become a victim of the judgements of God.
The Fear of the Lord is his treasure. Isaiah 33:6

Wisdom Will Laugh


It hurts to see people suffer for rejecting God’s Wisdom. But we’ve all learned lessons the hard way.

Sometimes the things we can’t learn with humility and by listening, we have to learn thru punishment and pain.

Always Teach & Pray, Help those suffering even if it’s their own stiff neck that put them in that place.

For all who tuneout and reject WISDOM: when your day of judgement and calamity comes, I will have compassion on you, pray for you, and help you the best I can…..

But Wisdom won’t.

WISDOM – She will laugh at you!

She’ll be like, “LOL! What happened to you? HA HAAA that’s what you get for doing what you wanted instead of humbling yourself and listening to me.”

Proverbs 1

24 “Because I called out to you and you refused to respond— I appealed, but no one paid attention—

25 because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction,

26 I WILL LAUGH at your calamity. I WILL MOCK when what you fear comes,

27 when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.



Intercessors are from Above | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 17 –

Intercessors are From Above

Believers, we have to know our identity as intercessors and priests. Too often we think we are on the bottom, looking up, when we pray for people, praying for cities, and nations. We have to know that in Christ, we already have all the authority. We pray over these things from uptop.

Let’s look at the first intercessor, Abraham:

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23 And Abraham drew near , and said , Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  Genesis 18

“Abraham stood yet before the Lord.” He was standing between God and the city of Sodom. Was he praying for the city with a victim’s or beggars’s menality? No – he knew He had authority with God, because he was God’s friend. He wasn’t under the city of Sodom, he was above the city of Sodom, talking and bargaining with God on their behalf.

Let’s look at the greatest intercessor – Jesus.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7

Jesus ever lives to make intercession. He is the greatest Intercessor. Jesus is in Heaven, and He is an intercessor. Jesus is from above. He saves people and lifts them up to His level.

Yesterday I heard a preacher on the radio (Dr. Tony Evans) share an illustration about people of the Kingdom being as referees, sent from the NFL office. He said referees are not to play for the fighting teams, but to officiate according to the rulebook of the NFL.  He said so many Christians choose to take sides (Democrat or Republican, Black or White, etc…) instead of concentrating on our kingdom identity above the issues on the field.

I loved that analogy, but I want to take it further… We are referees, and we get to call the fouls! We get to hand out the penalties according to the Kingdom rule book, the Bible. We decide who wins according to the rule book. Referees are not in the game or under the game, they are over the game. My main point is that as a citizen of the kingdom, we are spiritually above the world, not under the world, or in the world.

We live on earth, and we humble ourselves physically and socially to be servants. But what we do and say actually works on a higher level. What we bind on earth, is bound in heaven (the atmosphere). What we loose on earth, is loosed in heaven. We can bind the enemy with our praise. We declare who wins and who loses in the earth. We execute God’s judgements, forgive sins, and spread His mercy and glory and victory by faith.

We do this in agreement with God’s Word and with each other. That is why a full revelation of the Word of God, and full Unity in the Body of Christ is so important. Because we are on top – we intercede from above! We don’t beg earthly authorites for mercy and grace; we stand between them and God, declaring and conversating with God on what He will allow them to do. When our obedience is fulfilled, God can revenge all disobedience (2 Corinthians 10:6). This is why full repentance and turning of our hearts to God is so important. God allows us to execute judgements on satan when satan is not inside of us (John 14:30).

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written : this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 149

Execute Judgements as an Intercessor from Above!

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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America’s Call to Stand in the Ashes | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 28 –

America’s Call to STAND in the Ashes of Ground Zero

This movie by our friends at Deatroitborn really trumpets parts of the message of Repentance that is Needed in the Detroit Area.


Returning a Pure Language | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 31 –

Returning A Pure Language

8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed , shall bring mine offering.

Zephaniah 3

I just love this scripture… I remember the first time I heard about it when I was first learning about the Tabernacle of David and doctrine on corporate unified prayer. Then recently I learned even more about it with The Call.

The context is the last days when the Lord Jesus Christ is coming to rule. There are several layers of interpretation to both of these scriptures.

This speaks of the day when the Lord comes back in judgement upon all nations. He will gather them all to judge them.

Then He will return to the people a pure language, so that everyone can pray on one accord, with one consent, shoulder to shoulder. This shows the importance of unity in prayer to God. Calling upon the name of the LORD is prayer. Serving Him is worship. Jesus Christ wants unity of all people in prayer and in worship.

This is also the reversal of what God did at the Tower of Babel. Notice He said that He would return to the people a pure language. In Genesis 11 God confused all of the languages of the people so that they could be split up. They wanted to build a tower to reach heaven, or access the supernatural, without God. God confused them so they would not have unity and become one in purpose. Then they split up and became separate nations because they could no longer understand each other.

God is going to “return” that pure language to the people, after He judges all the nations.

One way we can preview this prophesy and have unity in prayer is by praying in the Spirit. No matter what country you are from, or what language you speak, speaking in tongues sounds similar! In Acts they spoke in tongues, and people from every nation heard them in their own language. The same thing happened at Azuza Street in the early 1900’s. God is returning a pure language to His people!

From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, His suppliants, even the dispersed ones shall bring His offering. Suppliants mean worshippers. God is bringing Africans to be His worshippers. People beyond Ethiopia, and those dispersed abroad, the whole African “diaspora” (dispersed). They will bring an offering to the true God.

We encourage those among the African diaspora to fulfill this prophecy even now. Begin to lead your community in public worship. Bring the true God, (Yahweh and His son Yeshua) an offering. Lead the nations in worship and in unified prayer with one consent, with a pure language.

Worshippers should be undefiled and pure in their language. Don’t be afraid to sing the scriptures and interpret the scriptures with your songs. Reach to heaven and find His pure language for your songs and your prayers.

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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Hell is Real / God is Good

Hell is real, Jesus warned us about Hell a LOT. Why do sinners deserve hell?

Sin is INFINITELY wicked, and deserves INFINITE judgement ONLY because God is INFINITELY good, merciful, glorious, and Thorough in His communication. He warns us through our conscience, through nature, and since we all come from Adam/Noah, every culture KNOWINGLY rebelled against God at one time.

Only liars like Jehovah Witnesses, Universalists, Goddess worshippers, and other LIARS deny the Reality and JUSTICE of God’s judgement through Hell. All of God’s judgements are absolutey righteous, true, and kind – because they lead to purification of souls and purification of His Kingdom (Psalms 19, Revelations 19).

If God was not infinitely worthy of love, respect, and obedience… then hell would not be fair. But since He IS, then infinite hell is fair and just punishment. Also, God has provided sacrifice for sins that sinners constantly reject (Jesus). They also reject their conscience that tells them that their idolatry is useless. They also reject nature which teaches them that God is big and infinitely more than their idols and worthless religions.

So the next time someone says that they can’t believe that a loving God would send anyone to hell… tell them that you can’t believe why anyone would refuse to love a loving God – with their sinful pride and arrogance, and send themself to hell in the process. Say it in a loving and patient way, of course.

This blog is just meant to be quick and to the point, giving a quick outline of an answer to the question. There are many falling away due to the supposed “unfairness” of God.

The main point is this: Everyone reaps what they sow.

For more info read Psalms, Revelations, and Luke. Also read “The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners” by Jonathan Edwards and

Persecution is a form of the MERCY of God

The Value of Persecution

Persecution is a form of the MERCY of God


Homosexual marriage crusades, Government enforced infanticide, violent massacres, talk of one world government and currency to fix a created “crisis…” The daily news sounds like a prophecy from the bible! Are you READY for the times? Or are you just waiting to disappear?


Jesus said to watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. But nobody ever really teaches the SPECIFIC temptation that he was talking about. Read this message and get prepared to renew your mind!


Persecution is a form of the Mercy of God


Why? It separates you from those who are about to get judged by God. Let’s take a look at some of the wicked systems that will be destroyed by God very soon.


Babylon the Great Whore Gets Destroyed


4: And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5: For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Revelations 18


In this scripture, God is telling his people to come out of the system of Babylon the Great Whore (a personification of the one-world economic and religious system) that is filled with sin. In this same chapter we see that she (Babylon) kills the saints. The love of money is the root of all evil. (1 Timothy)


24: And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Revelation 18


In this chapter we see that God is punishing this system with death and destruction.

All the false religions that have persecuted and killed people all over the world including: extreme Islamists, Buddhists, Communists, crooked businesses, and wicked governments, dictators, etc… will be destroyed.


Take a look at Revelations 18. In it you will see that the Babylon system controls commerce and economies, products of all types, governments, kings, businessmen, entertainment, music, slaves, and the souls of humans.


Jesus is going to Kill Wicked Government Leaders!


Do you know that your Lord and Savior is going to literally kill thousands of people in the end of this time period? Some people will call me extreme for repeating what is in the Bible. We need to embrace the entire mission of our Savior in order to fully understand Him, and to help prevent people from falling into that judgment, the severity of God. Knowing the terror of the Lord motivates us to persuade men and speak the truth in love (2 Corinthians, Galatians 5).


5: The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6: He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

Psalms 110     


The Lord will kill many government authorities (kings, prime ministers, presidents, dictators). He will fill places with dead bodies, and wound the heads over many countries. This is literally going to happen.


Ezekiel 37

11: And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
12: And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

Ezekiel 39


This scripture in Ezekiel talks about a huge army from the North coming against Israel in the last days. Some say it will be the army of Russia and Iran. God will kill them all. God will kill so many people that they will have to hire people to bury them all, and it will take seven months to finish! This is a bible prophecy that has not happened yet. It will happen soon.


17: And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18: That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19: And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Revelations 19


This scripture in Revelation describes the Battle of Armageddon. Lots of death will happen here. I’m sure you get the point by now. Let’s move on to a poignant question:


What if you were a part of the Wicked System?


What if you were a part of the Anti-Christ army that Jesus would eventually kill (upon His return)? What if you were drafted into an anti-Christ Army and they decided to go invade Jerusalem… or kill members of illegal house churches? Wouldn’t that suck!? What if you were a wicked business person that was a part of the Babylon system, or a false religion that worshipped your tribal God’s or idols?


The mercy of the Lord Jesus dying for your sins can forgive you of those sins and make you a part of God’s family. But there is another form of Gods mercy that separates Christians from participating in the sins of their nation and/or any system that they may be involved in. This mercy comes to all true believers who desire to live Godly. It’s called PERSECUTION!


When the unbelievers persecute you, they SEPARATE you from their company, so you don’t have to be judged by God along with them!


Persecution is like being pushed off a train track! Your response could be:

“Thanks, you should probably jump off too before that train comes!”


Persecution is like being pushed out the door of a burning building! Don’t worry about your knee getting scraped. Your response could be:

“Thanks, but you should probably leave too!”


Persecution is actually a form of MERCY. Persecution prevents you from participating in systems that will soon be judged by God. It’s God’s way of practically separating you from the judgment of the world. Your haters also get a chance to repent, when they see that you are not phased by their persecution. It also gets you a great reward.


22: Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23: Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Luke 6


This is one of the reasons Jesus said: “resist not evil.” This is one of the hardest parts of the Kingdom of God, but if we understand what is going on spiritually, it will help us to do it faithfully.


39: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40: And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

Matthew 5


Don’t be Terrified!


28: And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
29: For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Philippians 1


Don’t be alarmed, or terrified by your enemies hating you or persecuting you for Christ’s sake. If you are unshaken by their persecution, it will be an evident sign of their impending doom, and a sign of your heavenly help and intervention from God! It will give them a chance to change.


It’s your responsibility to not only believe in Christ, but to suffer for his sake. Now that’s something you don’t hear in a lot of sermons! Yet, it’s all over the New Testament. If you believe and live according to the Word of God, you will suffer. Suffer what? You will suffer Persecution and Hatred from the devil and demonically inspired people. You will have victory in your God-given purpose, but you will have haters. Yes, it is a guarantee.


12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3


But what I want you to understand about persecution is that it is actually a BLESSING. It’s a form of Mercy from God, because it practically separates you from those who are doomed to judgment, and sets you up for a literal intervention of salvation from God.


Changing your mental understanding to embrace this particular type of suffering instead of avoiding it will make you a strong and fruitful Believer.


Never Avoid speaking the truth of Jesus in order to avoid being hated on for doing so.


Never Avoid doing what God’s Word says in order to avoid being left out, or talked about, or persecuted,


Always Support persecuted Christians that you see by praying for them, speaking out for them, and supporting them financially. Identify with them, being in the same Body as you. (Hebrews 12:3) This could mean supporting the Christian kid who gets talked about at school, praying for Chinese house churches, or giving to a ministry like Voice of the Martyrs.


Always Remember that persecution is a good thing. It’s a Form of God’s Mercy, and it’s a Blessing with great rewards. Renew your mind on the issue of suffering.


40: And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41: And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Acts 5


Why did the apostles rejoice that they were beaten and abused for the cause of Christ? Were they weird, or just really excited? No, they were just not as SPIRITUALLY BLIND as you and I sometimes are. They had the spiritual eyesight to see the VALUE of what had just happened to them, and they were genuinely happy about it.


We cry when our Christian message doesn’t sell as much as a wicked one. We cry when people talk bad about us. They rejoiced when they were beaten and commanded by authorities not to do what they were doing.


Let’s see how the disciples learned this new mindset.


What’s the Biggest Temptation?


Before Jesus was crucified He told the disciples to pray that they enter not into temptation. They didn’t pray, so they all ended up entering into the temptation.


What was the temptation? The temptation that they entered into was to avoid persecution by denying Jesus to be accepted by the world (like Peter did), or actually joining in the persecution of Jesus to be a friend of the world (like Judas did).


Jesus told them to pray that they would resist entering the temptation to avoid suffering, which is persecution by a wicked system, which is a form of Gods Mercy to separate you from the judgment of that wicked system. The disciples did not pray, they slept, so they did not understand that concept, and they all ended up denying Jesus (entering into temptation). After the Resurrection, much prayer, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost they came understood Jesus’ Words and were changed.


So right now, take a few minutes and…


Pray that you would never enter into the temptation to refuse Gods Mercy and Blessing by avoiding persecution for your faith in God.


At God’s throne, Commit to always testifying of Jesus when it’s not popular.


Proclaim that persecution is an escape from a corrupt system that will soon be destroyed!


Proclaim that some of your greatest blessings from God come from when you are not accepted by man!


(Take your own five minute break here.)


Jesus succeeded in avoiding the temptation to avoid persecution, suffering, and death! Why? He prayed. When He prayed, He was very honest with the Father. He told God three times, that He wasn’t feeling the suffering, and asked Him to check out any other options to get the redemption accomplished… but ultimately He submitted and did His Father’s will.


…Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
41: And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42: Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

Luke 22


The Significance of Flesh Sacrifice


Jesus was beaten till blood came out of every part of his body, with a cat of nine tails.


They put a crown of long, thick, thorns on his head, so blood was pouring down His face too.


They stuck nails through His hands and feet, and hung him on a tree. He died from not being able to breath, because his lungs were crushed by the weight of his body, because he couldn’t hold Himself up on the cross. His body lost too much blood.


At what point did He say, “It is finished?” It was at the point of His death. This was the point where He said “It is Finished.”


We know that afterward, He took the keys of hell and death (Rev. 1), and that his soul was not left in hell (Psalms 16). We know that in 3 days, He rose from the dead with all power. Those things are very important to the purpose of God. But when did He say it was finished? It was finished at the cross. It was already finished at the point of His death & suffering.


What was finished? Our redemption was finished! This was the point where He purchased you and I to be His partners, and the Church to be His Bride. His death was the point where it was finished. This was what He was looking forward to. The reason He died was accomplished right there at the point of His death.


Jesus suffered to be able to purchase us. We were the joy that was set before Him (Hebrews 12).


Why is it important to know at what point “It is finished?”


When you know the value, or reward of suffering for what is right, you are no longer afraid to suffer. When you realize that suffering is actually a form of mercy that separates you from a wicked system and leads to a greater reward, you will avoid the temptation to escape your persecution and suffering for righteousness. Jesus knew the reward for suffering; therefore He prayed that He would avoid the temptation to avoid suffering. Since Jesus suffered in this way, we can expect the same thing. He warned us of this repeatedly.


Yes anyone can suffer, but redeeming spiritual and supernatural power is manifested when the innocent suffers for what is right. People like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks took this one principle and changed nations. What can we do with it? We can turn the world upside down (Acts 6)!


Don’t suffer for your disobedience, sin, or foolishness. Suffer for what is right.


19: For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20: For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21: For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1 Peter 2


Follow Christ’s Example and Suffer in Your Flesh; It Will Help You Out!


1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1 Peter 4


– When you resist satisfying the lust of your eyes, that’s a death to your flesh.


– When you resist satisfying your lust and desires for illicit sexual pleasure or excess food –- that is sacrificing your self.


– When someone persecutes you for Christ sake, or because you are not sinning, that’s a sacrifice that is well pleasing to God.


– When you make less money by testifying of Jesus than you could make by not testifying and committing your work to Jesus, then you are blessed even more by God.


Let’s Learn to Embrace Our Suffering Instead of Avoiding It. I’m NOT talking about suffering from sickness, or suffering because of your own sin, or from the results of being lazy or disobedient and unwise. Biblically, the ONLY suffering that is a blessing is the suffering that comes from righteous acts. Let’s pray that we don’t enter into temptation to avoid this form of Mercy from God.

23 Minutes in Hell

This testimony is very powerful.

1. He explains the veracity and trustworthiness of the Bible from a prophetic, historic, and scientific perspective.

2. He shares his testimony of how God allowed him to experience hell.

That’s deep because Jesus Himself even said that if they won’t believe the Word, they won’t believe if someone returned from the dead:

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16

That shows that repentance is an issue of the heart…