Their are two kinds of people in the world, saved and lost. Sure, you could break it down to many other groups, but at the most basic level, those are the only two types of people. In this post we will be discussing the the Lost.
In my life the lost people have always had it so easy. They seem to have everything. They never seem to really struggle or have any serious problems, only setbacks. All the life advice seems to apply to them. This is because neither God nor Satan is standing in their way. They are truly free. I have spent my whole life admiring these people. They seem to have it all. To this day I see these people all around me living life and having fun. I am an outsider looking in. People like them, they are accepted into the group. I am however an outcast that the world hates. This is a hard way to live. These people are living to glorify themselves and not God and they want to keep it that way. As much as I admire their life, there is a part of me that is sickened by their disregard of the almighty God. The holy and perfect savior of the world. These people love and value their freedom and greedily feeding their sinful desires. They do not want anyone or anything getting in the way of that. They hate God! They are hostile toward God and his people. They don't want to hear about him from anyone. They reject Christ, in exchange for their freedom here on earth. They are willing to trade the good life here on earth for an eternity rotting in hell. They have it good here too. God knows their heart and he knows they will never accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior. He lets them have what they want here, for the most part, knowing that this is the only heaven they will ever have. God will give them a measure of grace and blessing to do with what they will. That is actually a satanic doctrine "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law," coined by Satanist Aleister Crowley. All it means is that a person does their own will and not the will of God. The more modern take on this is "do your own thing" or "if it feels good do it". Satan will also bless these people lives. If they are willing to live a sinful life he will promote their lifestyle to others and make them more desirable and popular. All Satan wants is to get these people to hell, he doesn't care what it takes to get them there.
The lost have a hostility toward God they don't want him in their life. This is their time and they don't want to miss a thing. They always have to be at the party or at the next big thing. What is the cost of such an amazing life? I wonder if any of these people ever stop to count the cost. No, they do not, they don't have time. Satan keeps these people to pre-occupied with the world to care about the consequences of rejecting Christ. The bible says:
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
These people make this world their heaven and get around 80 years here to do what they want. It is only really good for maybe 30-40 years or so when they are young. They will live comfortable life for the most part. Some people will go to far and suffer the consequences for it. Most people however will live a fairly blessed life. Upon death, they will wake up into a horrifying nightmare that they can not wake up from and there will be no end to it. They will burn in hell for at least 1000 years while Jesus Christ rules the millennial kingdom. Then God will take them out of hell and sentence them at the great white throne judgement, to an eternity in the lake of fire. A million years can go by and it will be like it is just getting started. All the sinful acts they committed here on earth will be paid for there. There will be no rest from the flames and torment. These people were willing to trade a life, that is a blink of an eye, for an eternity of unimaginable suffering. Eternity has no end, they can not commit suicide or die in any way. These people will do anything to be dead, but death will never find them.
For saved people on the other hand, this is the only hell they will ever know. There will be trials and suffering in the life of every Christian, some more then others.
1 Peter 5:10 - But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
James 1:12 - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Romans 8:18 - For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Isaiah 48:10-Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
Christians will not get to live it up while they are here. They will be the outcasts of society, for the most part. Weather they want to or not, they can not be a part of this world anymore God forbids it.
I Peter 2
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Christians will be here for only a moment, then they will go into eternity. Where they will be blessed beyond anything a person on earth could ever imagine. If God will give his enemies all these things on earth, just imagine what he will give his children whom he loves. This requires a lot of faith on the end of the believer, but it will be so worth it in the end. If a Christian will serve God, he will bless their life here on earth and they can have the best of both worlds. The smart Christians obey God, the dumb ones disobey God. It is just like getting saved, it is a choice. One that comes with a lot a sacrifice and commitment, but is still a choice.
I hope you enjoyed this article. If you are not a Christian, I invite you to get saved now. Tomorrow may be to late. To get saved all you have to do, is admit that you are a sinner and that Jesus Christ died for your sins. The only way to take away sins is with the pure shed blood of Jesus Christ. Good works can not take away sins. If they could, then Jesus Christ died in vain. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead as payment for all sins. Once you believe that, you are saved forever. You did nothing to earn it and you can do nothing to lose it.
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: