GOOD NEWS CORNER: REV. SYLVESTER WILLIAMS, JR.
WHERE DO YOU
PLAN TO SPEND ETERNAITY?
all plan our lives around many things, which includes our relatives, friends
and interest; therefore all of our lives we are planning for a bright
future. You are doing things
today, whether good or bad because of your planning yesterday.
We are a direct
result of our planning. Amen.
we will examine a story told by Jesus and ask the question ‘WHERE DO YOU
PLAN TO SPEND ETERNAITY? HEAVEN
I know there are still debates on whether heaven and hell are really places
that exist. No matter what the
bible says on this subject there still is objections and no matter how many
books are written or sermons preached by spirit filled men and women there
is still skepticisms and unbelief on this subject of heaven and hell.
I talked to a young men question the likelihood of heaven or hell.
He said, “You can show me a brick and tell me it can build the
Sistine Chapel and I will believe it, because I can see it, because that is
proof enough for me; but there is no logical proof of a heaven or hell.
Where did it come from and how does it exist?
Needless, to say my discussion with this young man is not over yet.
I will keep working with his belief system and hopefully be able to
help him see the chief corner stone, Jesus,
that was laded to built the hope of we have in heaven.
might have heard the oldest debate; well if God is love why does He send
people to Hell? I always
respond to people asking this question by saying God allows you to go
wherever you want. He does not
send you; you send yourself.
brother and sisters Hell is a real place.
Hell would freeze over if God lied to us about an eternal hell, which
is a place prepared for the falling angels and the unjust and unrighteous
stewards of this life. They
will have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone.
friends, Hell is Hot. As Sister
Wanda would say, “What in hell do you want in hell?”
is no heat wave across the country or in the world that is as hot as hell.
me take you back to school a minute and ask a chemist, how hot is hell?
thermodynamics professor may say,
either so hot it is "exothermic
(gives off heat) like a street or endothermic (absorbs heat) like a
microwave, a lethal injection or radiation exposure it one or the other.
But I stopped by to
tell you that it is neither.
Hell is eternally hot, which is a hot not yet known to mankind.
Heaven is eternally pleasant and beautiful and Hell is eternally
unpleasant and ugly. Gnashing of the teeth hot.
Our lesson today
centers on heaven and hell. We
must wisely examine its truths and chose to plan our lives accordingly.
DO YOU PLAN TO SPEND ETERNAITY?
HEAVEN OR HELL
16 Mr. Dives and
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
symbolic to royalty or high office.
Bishop or Cardinal; you
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his
gate, full of sores, 21.
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Jesus makes a
contrast between need and greed; plenty and not having any.
Jesus also makes
a contrast of what seems to be heaven and hell on earth
dignity is gone and he is in desperation.
one story ends and another begins.
Come let us descend into Hades and view the outcome of Mr. Dives the
rich man and Lazarus the poor man.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom (one
life done and a new begun): the rich man also died, and was buried;
(one and done)
of the most important lessons to be learned today is:
There is no rewind switch on this life we live or a restart we can
simply push to start it all over again.
There is no reset to stop it and start it at a designated point
again, but thank God there is a pause button so you can stop in the name of
love before we break God’s heart.
And as you replay and review your life now what do you see?
Have you planned for to spend
eternity in heaven or hell?
Have you been a good steward of your life?
Are you living hellistic or living
And in hell he (the bible
does not call him rich any more) lift up his eyes, being in torments,
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away.
(No more begging and self debasing)
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the
water of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God,
and he shall be my son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their
part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue;
for I am tormented in this flame.
(He thought the same rules applied as in life)
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.
The roles are changed for Mr. Dives,
because now he is the beggar while Mr. Lazarus is living in God not in Greed
like Mr. Dives did in life.
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.
A eternal law is revealed.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send
him to my father's house: 28.
For I have five brethren (like
me); that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place
I got a baby
brother called fearful, and one named unbelieving, and there is abominable,
and twins called murderer, and whoremonger, and two step brothers named
sorcerer, and idolater, and my oldest brother called liar.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them
And he said, Nay,
(they aint hearing that stuff like
so many today) father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead,
they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses
(the law giver) and the
prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
here is the good news I bring to you today that so was so moved
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not
is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God.
WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO SPEND
ETERNAITY? HEAVEN OR HELL
you have not made a decision to live for heaven do it today.
Don’t delay answering the question; don’t put it off any longer.
For we know not the day or hour that the Son of Man will return.
I want you to be ready-ready-ready at His appearing that you might be
caught up with Him.
is no need to spend eternity in torment when it can be spend in glory with
God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today
I have set before you a no brainer:
WHERE DO YOU
PLAN TO SPEND ETERNAITY? HEAVEN
by: Rev. Sylvester Williams,
July 20, 2008