Luke 16: 19-31 - Is Hell & Heaven A Real Place


Is Hell &  Heaven a real place? This is the question that some believe, some doubt and some question it's truth.

Today, I want us to look at what scripture says about "hell & heaven." I want us to listen to what scripture declares about it because we live in a world where many are being lead to believe that neither exist. They believe that there is not an eternal destination for our souls. They believe that life consist of eat, drink and be merry. When you are dead, you are done!

IS HELL A REAL PLACE? Let's listen to the story that is told by Jesus concerning hell!

Luke 16:19-31 -Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores.

22 “Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham.[e] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and his soul went to the place of the dead.[f] There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side.24 “The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.’

25 “But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’27 “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home. 28 For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don’t end up in this place of torment.’

29 “But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.’30 “The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.’31 “But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Revelation 20:15 - Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

God is calling us on today to enter "The Narrow Door" Luke 13:22-28
22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.

Matthew 7:13 - "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.


Is Heaven real? According to Jesus, it is. Let's listen to John 14:1-3 - Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 

Heaven is described as a place where God and Christ dwells. It is a place where God views every affairs of the world. Psalm 33:13- The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Heaven is where Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God the father according to Mark 16:19.

After having received the knowledge of truth, my question to you on today is "Do you believe that heaven and hell is a real place? Or, are you still in doubt?  

Is heaven and Hell a real place?  What do you believe? This  is a question you will have to answer on your own, based on scripture and not on your own belief.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for divine wisdom on today. Thank Him for leading us into all truth and righteousness through His Word.

I love you all with the love of Christ!