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“Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him” (Revelation 9:1).

There is a hell and those going there are not going to have a party.  When any goodness is removed, only the wickedness of this age will remain.  Alone, without God, and left only to yourself it will be madness.  Hell is madness.  The Lord offers salvation to us from the madness of this world, but there are those who will reject Him.  Moderns may scoff and laugh at the idea of hell, but do not join them.

Lord, I know You love us so much that You died for us.  I also know that heaven is perfect and those who will not repent and be reformed would destroy heavenly peace, so they must be put some other place.  So many in this age say You are not fair for judging; but are they not judging You?  Lord, I do not want to go down to the pit.  Rescue me and help me walk the path I need to walk.

Lord Jesus, Savior of all who turn to You, guard my heart and teach me wisdom.  There are so many that say so many things and I often do not know how to respond.  I have watched friends and family abandon You.  Keep me on the path of faith and help me to not grow weary or faint.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is all hope and an eternal future.  Lead me to dwell in the shadow of Your wings forever.  Amen.

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