The regrets of my friend in hell……..
" For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia." 2 Timothy 4:10
As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him
and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what
shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him,
“Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God
alone. You know the commandments, ‘DO NOT MURDER,
DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT
BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR
FATHER AND MOTHER.’” And he said to Him, “Teacher, I
have kept all these things from my youth up.” Looking at
him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you
lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
But at these words he was saddened, and he went
away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How
hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the
kingdom of God!”
so my question now is where are the things of the world that demas in the first text loved so much that he even deserted God's work for?
Is he still enjoying them or have they passed away?
What about the wealth of the young ruler?
Is it still there?
Without a doubt,the answers to both questions would be " No."
All those things have passed away and now these people are facing eternity.
The time we have on earth is a gift to prepare us for the next life.
Every moment is precious because everything on earth will VERY SOON pass away.
you wake up,go about your business,retire to bed,wake up again.
And it seems as though it will be that way forever.
But soon the curtains will close,your life here on earth being like just a play being played out for a few minutes and then it's over.
I recount one of the times Jesus Christ has shown me hell.
I saw my childhood friend in that dreadful place.
I still recall the sense of loneliness that I was aware of in that place.
she was all bony and gray.
Her regrets were obvious,and her wishes loud.
She was just wishing to be in my place,alive with a chance to be right with God.
I could hear all the things she was thinking she would be doing if she was in my place,"I wouldn't even spend time going to eating places and enjoying myself.Every minute,I would spend it evangelising and praying.I would spend all my time on God.Everything else is useless.oh how I wasted my life.If I could just have another chance."
Those were her wishes.The wishes of someone who has crossed over into eternity and can clearly see how everything we do here on earth is useless when brought in comparison to serving God.
Don't waste your time of repentance by running away from God.
Someone in hell is wishing for that but they ll never have it.