Lesson PDF link: Hope for the Saved and Lost
Some Of My Favorite Verses To Give Hope For The Saved And Warning For The Lost (How To Receive That Hope)
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. (Pr 15:16)
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. (Pr 15:17)
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. (Pr 16:8)
This Means That I Get To Use What Is Called A "Richieism" (My Own Proverb To Go With These Scriptures).
Proverb Of Richie Heinlein:
Better An Outhouse In Heaven Than A Penthouse In Hell--Richie Heinlein
Interpretation: Heaven and Hell are literal places. One may ask: How do we get to either one. Heaven is the place that God lives and reigns from. Hell is truly a God- forsaken dump of a home and is truly graceless.
In the world we live in, it is full of injustice and hate (the exact opposite of what we need and what God wants for us). However, this world is full of God's grace and wooings to come to Jesus Christ. While we are living here, the righteous ones need to be content with what God has given and allowed (Good and Bad circumstances). The Wicked may have more, but they are not right with God. They need repentance in Jesus Christ to be saved. Don't be envious of the wicked, for their day of reckoning and punishment will come like a bandit and where will that leave them--Their "Penthouse" in Hell. Now, if the righteous have the "Outhouse" of this life, that is good. We will be able to have a rich reward in Heaven and It won't be any Outhouse or dump. We would be living in Our Father's House. I wonder what it's like. But even if it were a dump, we would be better off than those who did not make it there. We would still have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Bible States As The Picture Of Heaven:
Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
Rev 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Rev 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
Rev 21:6 He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
Rev 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Rev 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
Rev 21:9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
Rev 21:11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
Rev 21:12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Rev 21:13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.
Rev 21:14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls.
Rev 21:16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.
Rev 21:17 He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using.
Rev 21:18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.
Rev 21:19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
Rev 21:20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
Rev 21:21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.
Rev 21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Rev 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
Rev 21:24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.
Rev 21:25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
Rev 21:26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.
Rev 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Rev 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
Rev 22:2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
Rev 22:4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
Rev 22:5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
Rev 22:6 The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
Rev 22:7 "Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."
Rev 22:8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me.
Rev 22:9 But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"
Rev 22:10 Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.
Rev 22:11 Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy."
Rev 22:12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
Rev 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Rev 22:14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Rev 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
Rev 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
Rev 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Rev 22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.
One of the definite points is that we will be with Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ Forever and be away from the wicked ones (unrighteous) and Satan himself.
The Bible States As The Picture Of Hell:
Lk 16:19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.
Lk 16:20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
Lk 16:21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
Lk 16:22 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
Lk 16:23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.
Lk 16:24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
Lk 16:25 "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
Lk 16:26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
Lk 16:27 "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,
Lk 16:28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
Lk 16:29 "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
Lk 16:30 " 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
Lk 16:31 "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "
One of the definite points is that the wicked (unrighteous) will not inherit what the righteous will have which is being with God and His Holy City whether it be His current home on High or the new heaven and new earth--The New Jeruselum!!!!
Prayer For The Lost:
Lord Jesus, I come to you a sinner lost and undone. I have seen this and attest to it. I need your redeeming grace. Please forgive me and fill me with your Spirit. I grant you to be Lord And Savior to me. I want you # 1 in my life and I praise you that you gave yourself up for me and bought me at a high price. You did not die in vain for me.
Father, Thanks for sending your Son to die that I would live if I believe. All praise goes to you Almighty Father now and forever. Make yourself at home in my heart and clean me up. Thanks for this gift. Give me your righteousness instead of my filthy rags. Give me salvation where I once had less than nothing. In Jesus name who is Our Savior, Amen!!
Prayer For The Saved:
Father, in name of Jesus Christ my Savior, thanks so much for being my God. I ask for sanctification and holiness. Keep cleansing me with the blood of the Lamb. Bless me, so I can bless others. I love you and cherish you as my God and won't have it any other way. You promised to keep, protect, and redeem. I claim these promises in Jesus name.
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: one God in Three Persons who is, was, and who is to come, Amen!!!!