My Vision of Hell and Why I Don’t Toy With My Eternity


I have got some very good comments on my blogs, most in a defense of Rob Bell’s theology, which a loving God will not leave anybody in hell.  May I submit to you my 1979 vision of hell, and even if God would pull you out, which is unscriptural, would you want to be there for just one minute? Why toy with your eternity?  Love Wins because I have the One who won over hell Inside of me. Why do we want to complicate, rationalize and theologize such a simple thing? Christ Jesus is your airplane ticket to eternal life, plain and simple.

I got saved in 1979.

When I came to Jesus, I was on drugs and alcohol and dropped out of Vanderbilt University. I flew back to Miami from Tennessee to live with my parents who were in a midst of a divorce after twenty-eight years of marriage. I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus, which in itself is another detailed blog entry. I met Jesus by myself without the help of any pastor, priest or church. A few months later, God had changed my heart towards drinking alcohol and given me a thirst instead for His Spirit and His Word. I was still however, smoking marijuana and when someone treated me to the more expensive cocaine, which I could not afford, I would indulge in it.

Kenny Loggins was coming to South Florida. Though he was not one of my favorite rock stars, Kenny is a very gifted musician and I was thrilled to see him in Ft. Lauderdale. I did not know any Christians and was still hanging out with my worldly friends. We bought the tickets and rode up to beautiful Sunrise Musical Theatre. I was surprised when one of the guys pulled out a stash of high-grade cocaine. As the concert progressed we snorted more and more of the white powder and were literally flying sky-high.

Today when a concert ends, people shout “encore” or “more” and pull out their lit cell phones waving them in the air. In the 70’s and 80’s there were no cell phones. People would light up matches or pull out their lighters in the air.

When Kenny finished his last song, the shouts of “encore” and “more” began to resonate through the marijuana smoke-filled air. Thousands of matches and lighters in unison illuminated the dark auditorium. Right then, and at that very moment, the Lord Jesus transported me in the Spirit and into a vision.

In this revelation the thousands of match flames became meshed together into one massive fire that engulfed me on all sides, and the myriads of voices around me crying “more” became the thousands of shouts of demons saying “more fire”, “more fire”, “more fire”. It was sheer terror, utter fear, and a sensation of not been able to think or focus on anything else but upon the incident of the immediate horror surrounding me.

I crashed from the drug high that I was on in less than a minute. I was numb and in a silent state of panic. The lights came on and all of my friends, stoned and red-eyed, congregated around me to excitedly remark on the incredible concert. I could not speak. I could just nod. I could not drive myself back home. Somewhere on the one hour trip back to Miami, as I slowly recollected myself, I heard the Lord tell me in His sweet and quiet and still small voice, “My son, no more drugs.” All of my drug habits were instantaneously cured on that day of 1980. I have never touched a drug again, because I never want to experience the fright and the horror of this vision of hell.

Jesus preached about hell three times more than he preached about heaven. To this day, I have never experienced this type of fear again. It’s not His wish that anyone would ever go there. The masses send themselves to hell by rejecting His provision for eternal life. I was in a vision of hell for about five minutes. I can’t foresee what the real deal is for eternity. I do not wish hell on the worse of my enemies. Unfortunately many have gone into it and will end up in it, out of their own choosing.

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My Vision of Hell and Why I Don’t Toy With My Eternity


I have gotten some very good comments on my blogs, most in a defense of Rob Bell’s theology in which a loving God will not leave anybody in hell.  May I submit to you my 1979 vision of hell, and even if God would pull you out, which is unscriptural, would you want to be there for just one minute? Why toy with your eternity?  ” Love Wins”because I have the One who won over hell Inside of me. Why do we want to complicate, rationalize and theologize such a simple thing? Christ Jesus is your airplane ticket to eternal life, plain and simple.  Human nature does not want to accept something as simple as eternal life in Christ Jesus. I pray you do!  Blessings, Jose

Jose

I got saved in 1979.

When I came to Jesus, I was on drugs and alcohol and dropped out of Vanderbilt University. I flew back to Miami from Tennessee to live with my parents who were in a midst of a divorce after twenty-eight years of marriage. I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus, which in itself is another detailed blog entry. I met Jesus by myself without the help of any pastor, priest or church. A few months later, God had changed my heart towards drinking alcohol and given me a thirst instead for His Spirit and His Word. I was still however, smoking marijuana and when someone treated me to the more expensive cocaine, which I could not afford, I would indulge in it.

Kenny Loggins was coming to South Florida. Though he was not one of my favorite rock stars, Kenny is a very gifted musician and I was thrilled to see him in Ft. Lauderdale. I did not know any Christians and was still hanging out with my worldly friends. We bought the tickets and rode up to beautiful Sunrise Musical Theatre. I was surprised when one of the guys pulled out a stash of high-grade cocaine. As the concert progressed we snorted more and more of the white powder and were literally flying sky-high.

Today when a concert ends, people shout “encore” or “more” and pull out their lit cell phones waving them in the air. In the 70’s and 80’s there were no cell phones. People would light up matches or pull out their lighters in the air.

When Kenny finished his last song, the shouts of “encore” and “more” began to resonate through the marijuana smoke-filled air. Thousands of matches and lighters in unison illuminated the dark auditorium. Right then, and at that very moment, the Lord Jesus transported me in the Spirit and into a vision.

In this revelation the thousands of match flames became meshed together into one massive fire that engulfed me on all sides, and the myriads of voices around me crying “more” became the thousands of shouts of demons saying “more fire”, “more fire”, “more fire”. It was sheer terror, utter fear, and a sensation of not been able to think or focus on anything else but upon the incident of the immediate horror surrounding me.

I crashed from the drug high that I was on in less than a minute. I was numb and in a silent state of panic. The lights came on and all of my friends, stoned and red-eyed, congregated around me to excitedly remark on the incredible concert. I could not speak. I could just nod. I could not drive myself back home. Somewhere on the one hour trip back to Miami, as I slowly recollected myself, I heard the Lord tell me in His sweet and quiet and still small voice, “My son, no more drugs.” All of my drug habits were instantaneously cured on that day of 1980. I have never touched a drug again, because I never want to experience the fright and the horror of this vision of hell.

Jesus preached about hell three times more than he preached about heaven. To this day, I have never experienced this type of fear again. It’s not His wish that anyone would ever go there. The masses send themselves to hell by rejecting His provision for eternal life. I was in a vision of hell for about five minutes. I can’t foresee what the real deal is for eternity. I do not wish hell on the worse of my enemies. Unfortunately many have gone into it and will end up in it, out of their own choosing.

Why Is Deception Like A Planet?


Matt 24: 4   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Look continually to yourself that nobody will “planetize” you.

I love the word “deceive” in the Greek. It is the word “planet”.  In Greek mythology, planets were called wanderers or the wandering ones. If you look at an astronomical chart you will see that our nine or maybe ten planets circle or “wander” round the sun. Thus, this suggests the word deception. An individual whom is being deceived aimlessly wanders away from the truth. The word planet is also used for “error”.

In the United Sates we see the prince of the authority of the air using technology to “planetize” people.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Mind you, technology is an awesome tool which greatly benefits humanity and the work of the kingdom of God. The devil uses technology in the lives of those whom are not paying attention to their walks with God to cause them to planetize or wonder from the truth of the Word of God. Whereas Africa gets hit by a demon of poverty, the USA is getting wacked by a demon of distraction.

I am amazed at how many Americans the devil has planetized to cause them to look  down at their technological gadgets. Many are consumed with self-entertainment. Everybody, everywhere, is always looking down. How can you see what is ahead of you?  Fewer still are looking up to heaven, from where their true helps lies.

When you get on an airplane to go to east Africa, you will find many looking down as well.  They, however, are looking down at their Bibles! This is a phenomena for many Americans to see!

It was Watchman Nee who said, that you never save a drowning man until he goes unconscious in the water, lest his kicking and flaying will cause you to drown as well.  One must wait until he goes unconscious and then pull him out of the water. I think that America is a nation that will have to go unconscious before it gets saved.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Ephesians 2:2  tells us that the efforts of the devil is to energize in the lives of those whose to stubbornly and obstinately reject God. This verse not only talks to non-Christians, but to Christians as well. This supports my supposition that a person, or for that sake a nation, will open up doors on itself for the energizing of the devil if it becomes stubbornly defiant and arrogant towards its creator.

America is on a slippery slope towards this. As a matter of fact, the energizing of the devil upon our land is quite evident. In the 50’s America was the head of the world. Today we are descending to become a tail.

Matt 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many for will be coming upon the name of me, saying I am the anointed and will planetize many.

The word “deceive” in verse 5 is in the active voice. This means that deceivers will actively planetize unassuming people who are not paying attention to themselves and their relationships with God.

2 Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

For the mystery of lawlessness, or what is void of all law, is right now energizing, until the one who has the power to detain and keep it in check even at the present time, is from the midst becoming.

This complicated verse has been interpreted in different ways.  I would like to highlight some of the most prevalent points. A mystery is something that is hidden or that lives in the darkness of secrecy. A mystery must be revealed, since it cannot be accessed through our physical senses.  A mystery once totally veiled is now progressively revealed.

At the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the mystery of iniquity kicked in. Men in those days lived to be over 900 years of age. The progressive revelation of the mystery of iniquity has eaten up into the lifespan of mankind throughout the centuries.

This mystery of iniquity or better said, the absence of all law is active today in our generation and continues to unveil itself until the consummation of this age, when Jesus Christ comes to establish His new kingdom.

In just over one generation, from the 1960’s to the present, we can see the progressive revelation of the mystery of lawlessness in our world.  TV programming is just one aspect of it as the filth of bad language so naturally flows through the mouth of actors. Many times I close the door to my office as not to hear verbosity that truly offends me, and this emanating from innocuous family oriented TV programs. Forty years ago, not even one single of these filthy words would be dreamed of being on TV.

The mystery which is being revealed and planetizes people into more and more lawlessness will probably culminate in the anarchies of societies.  Whereas, nations in Africa are welcoming the gospel, western nations such as the USA are rejecting it. It won’t be long until we perceive so-called third world countries arising to be heads as the richer western nations are becoming tails.  I think that America is a humpty dumpy, sitting on the wall.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

And then will the Unlawed one will be uncovered whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and will render useless and nonoperational with the epiphany of His presence.

This verse obviously talks about the Antichrist. The prevalent thing to notice here is that the Anti-Christ a man whom is void of all law, obviously a figure who thrives on anarchy, will be uncovered at a set season.  For an anarchist to be adored by the world, it must have also embraced anarchy.  I was reading yesterday, that a new form of terrorism being executed in Europe is promulgated by anarchists.

It does not take much to see the mystery of lawlessness, or better said anarchy, at work than in those who today contest that the legitimacy of the constitution is not prevalent or foundational to our country.  The function of the mystery of lawlessness can be seen in all of those who want to strip foundational premises which have supported the beneficial growth of nations.

The voiding of the constitution if it were to succeed will bring anarchy. We must see with the eyes of the Spirit and perceive that the prince of the authority of the air is attempting to ram the mystery of anarchy at full speed into America. Where there is anarchy, another type of government can step in.

As Christians we can sit passively by, then die, and leave this mess to our children, or we can pray and fast and refuse to planteize from the truth of God’s word, no matter what comes.

Wherever the manifestation of Christ is, there is His work of making non effectual or non-functional all that is sin. This is why it is so important to spend time in the presence of the Lord Jesus.

9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Whose presence is in accordance to the energizing of Satan (diabolos/ the one who hurls or throws accusations) with every ability, signs and wonders found in what is pseudo.

The word for “lying” in the Greek is pseudo. Something pseudo is a falsehood, a sham, something spurious.  What is pseudo, does not have to be entirely false. It just needs to contain enough half-truths to cause people to planetize from the truth.

10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And with every seduction, guile, and deceitfulness of doing what is not right in the eyes of God.

Every disobedience towards God brings guile and deception as it seduces you.  This mystery of anarchy is energized in all of those that without an agape or unconditional love for the Word of God do not heartedly welcome it into their lives. The Word of God must be loved and welcomed, there is no other way!

11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

And through this act of unwelcoming His Word, God sends them “ an energy of planetizing” for the purpose of them believing what is pseudo.

I can’t think of a more convicting verse probably the whole Bible.  For those who obstinately reject God in their arrogance, He allows the devil to energize in their lives. This type of energizing is an activation that will cause people to wonder aimlessly into error for the express purpose of believing what is false.

We cannot blame God for this. God did everything in sending His only Son into the world to save humanity. If people choose to reject God and mock Him, they open up a door into their minds and hearts for the demon that administers the energy of planetizing to cause them to aimlessly wonder.

12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

In order those might be judged who choose not to believe the truth but rather take delight in sin and disobeying God.

My Vision of Hell and Why I Don’t Toy With My Eternity


I got saved in 1979.

When I came to Jesus, I was on drugs and alcohol and dropped out of Vanderbilt University. I flew back to Miami from Tennessee to live with my parents who were in a midst of a divorce after twenty-eight years of marriage. I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus, which in itself is another detailed blog entry. I met Jesus by myself without the help of any pastor, priest or church. A few months later, God had changed my heart towards drinking alcohol and given me a thirst instead for His Spirit and His Word. I was still however, smoking marijuana and when someone treated me to the more expensive cocaine, which I could not afford, I would indulge in it.

Kenny Loggins was coming to South Florida. Though he was not one of my favorite rock stars, Kenny is a very gifted musician and I was thrilled to see him in Ft. Lauderdale. I did not know any Christians and was still hanging out with my worldly friends. We bought the tickets and rode up to beautiful Sunrise Musical Theater. I was surprised when one of the guys pulled out a stash of high-grade cocaine. As the concert progressed we snorted more and more of the white powder and were literally flying sky-high.

Today when a concert ends, people shout “encore” or “more” and pull out their lit cell phones waving them in the air. In the 70’s and 80’s there were no cell phones. People would light up matches or pull out their lighters in the air.

When Kenny finished his last song, the shouts of “encore” and “more” began to resonate through the marijuana smoke-filled air. Thousands of matches and lighters in unison illuminated the dark auditorium. Right then, and at that very moment, the Lord Jesus transported me in the Spirit and into a vision.

In this revelation the thousands of match flames became meshed together into one massive fire that engulfed me on all sides, and the myriads of voices around me crying “more” became the thousands of shouts of demons saying “more fire”, “more fire”, “more fire”. It was sheer terror, utter fear, and a sensation of not been able to think or focus on anything else but upon the incident of the immediate horror surrounding me.

I crashed from the drug high that I was on in less than a minute. I was numb and in a silent state of panic. The lights came on and all of my friends, stoned and red-eyed, congregated around me to excitedly remark on the incredible concert. I could not speak. I could just nod. I could not drive myself back home. Somewhere on the one hour trip back to Miami, as I slowly recollected myself, I heard the Lord tell me in His sweet and quiet and still small voice, “My son, no more drugs.” All of my drug habits were instantaneously cured on that day of 1980. I have never touched a drug again, because I never want to experience the fright and the horror of this vision of hell.

Jesus preached about hell three times more than he preached about heaven. To this day, I have never experienced this type of fear again. It’s not His wish that anyone would ever go there. The masses send themselves to hell by rejecting His provision for eternal life. I was in a vision of hell for about five minutes. I can’t foresee what the real deal is for eternity. I do not wish hell on the worse of my enemies.

It’s hard to understand why so many today mock this scenario. What if all that Jesus said was true and you’re wrong?  I appreciate that usually folks are not scared into salvation, yet this prospect is something for one to seriously deliberate.   For me this is My vision of Hell and Why I Don’t Toy with my Eternity.  Ask God to give you your own vision if you doubt mine!

Mary and I right after getting married in 1988, and about nine years after my vision of hell.