“They Have No Rest Day Nor Night”
by David J. Stewart
“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” —Revelation 14:11
What a frightening Scripture... THEY HAVE NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT. The unsaved who die in their sins will be cast into the Lake of Fire in eternity. The Bible warns that the wicked will be tormented with flaming fire by God Himself in vengeance (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). They will suffer day and night without rest.
Every person in this world sleeps at some time, resting the body. But in Hell there will be no rest from the pain, misery and suffering. There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:49-50, “So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Repeatedly the Bible teaches that the just and the wicked go to DIFFERENT places in eternity. They do NOT all go to the same eternal destiny. Psalm 9:17 makes this clear, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” If the righteous and the wicked go to the same place in the grave, then Psalm 9:17 would make no sense at all. But it does make sense if you believe the Bible's teaching of eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire for all Christ-rejecters.
The Bible is such an awesome Book, filled with precious Scriptures such as Proverb 14:32, “The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.” As born-again believers we have hope in our death. We do not fear what's beyond the grave. Our complete trust is in Jesus Christ!
Famous actor Jackie Gleason feared the afterworld and read hundreds of books searching for answers. Too bad he rejected the one true Book that proclaims all the answers—the Word of God. Sadly, Mr. Gleason has no rest day nor night in the fires of Hell if he died in his sins, as it appears he tragically did. Gleason told 60 MINUTES that he didn't believe God is vengeful, but 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 warns that God will take “vengeance” upon the wicked for ever!
If you refuse to fear God now, you will fear God in eternity... YOU WILL FEAR GOD IN ETERNITY! Matthew 10:28, “...fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” I shudder to think what Rock 'N' Roll satanist Ronnie James Dio is suffering this moment in the fires of Hell. The Bible says he is in torments as the rich man in Luke 16:19-31. It is not my place to say who went to Heaven or Hell, but the Bible makes very clear that anyone who dies in their sins without having believed on Jesus as the Christ is doomed.
Many victims of horrible accidents are deliberately placed by doctors into a coma to allow the body time to heal without the patient suffering inexplicable, excruciating, physical pain and emotional suffering. This woman was placed into a medically induced coma for 5 1/2 weeks. She was the victim of booze. The beer companies won't show you that!
There won't be any escape nor relief from the torments of Hell. The Bible says that there will be NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT in Hell from all the horrifying cries of the damned, from the agonizing blood curdling pain caused by being boiled alive in molten sulfur.
Sign to Left: A flammable solid placard that is used to identify a hazard warning for substances such as sulfur while being transported and handled.
Interestingly, sulfuric acid is NOT flammable, having no flash point (the temperature at which something ignites). However, pure sulfur is certainly flammable and has a flash point of about 334 to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to get a small glimpse of what Hell will be like, then carefully read this MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (.PDF file) all about MOLTEN SULFUR!
The boiling point of sulfur is 444 degrees Fahrenheit. Revelation 21:8 describes Hell as “the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” You can use any dictionary to look up the word “brimstone” and it means exactly what it does in the Greek... SULFUR!
It ought to “scare Hell into you” my
friend if you are not saved. The Bible describes Hell in literal
terms, warning Christ-rejecting humanity exactly what to expect.
Hell is a place of molten sulfur, i.e., a “lake of fire” (Revelation
20:15). A boiling pot of water is only 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Be
afraid Christ-rejecters... BE VERY AFRAID!
You Need the LITERAL Blood of Jesus Christ, Because There is a LITERAL Hell
Thus, you need a Savior—Jesus Christ!
Let me tell you, as your friend, that you WILL burn in Hellfire for eternity if you DIE IN YOUR SINS. Jesus exclaimed in John 8:24, "...ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins." Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, i.e., the Godhead incarnate? Do you believe that the Godhead became flesh, and walked among us in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ?
Colossians 2:9 states concerning Jesus, "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and willingly went to the cross to be crucified for our sins (Isaiah 7:14; 2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 12:2). Jesus died , was buried, and rose again 3-days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). He ascended into Heaven, where He applied His LITERAL blood to the heavenly Mercy Seat (Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:12).
Whom do you that Jesus is: liar, lunatic, or Lord? If you are willing to come to Jesus as a guilty, hell-deserving sinner, under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 3:10,19-23; 6:23)—then you can be saved simply by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (Acts 16:31), to forgive your sins and save you.
It is Jesus' literal blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven that washes all our sins away (1st Peter 1:18,19), by our faith in the redeeming work of Christ (Galatians 3:26). Colossians 1:14 wonderfully states... "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Amen!
Please read, To Him That Worketh Not.
Please don't listen to the liars who don't know their Bible. Read God's Word for yourself--HELL HAS FIRE!
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." —2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9