The Lord God is one: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The supreme end of man is to know God.
Man was born to fellowship with Him.
Someone may ask, what is God like?
He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.
The only true God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is an eternal revelation.
Those who make it to heaven will be in awe of Him, forever.
They will be in awe of the Father God Almighty, who gave and gives His Son Jesus to the world; of Jesus Christ who gave and gives Himself to humanity; and of the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ.
They will be in awe of the Lord God who saves . . . and does infinitely, eternally more.
God the Father gave His Son to humanity (John 3:16).
He sent Jesus Christ, that the world might be saved (John 3:17).
Jesus Christ gave and gives Himself to the world. He died for the life of the world (John 6:51).
Jesus is the savior.
God has given Jesus to mankind eternally in three ways:
1. God gave His Son as a man, who died for the world.
2. Since Jesus died, God has given Jesus to the world through the Holy Spirit.
3. He will give Jesus to the saints through the Holy Spirit, forever (John 14:16).
Why is it about Jesus?
God loves the world and wants the world to be saved.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
The only true God is an eternal mystery and revelation.
He has revealed Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
He is so glorious, so wonderful, so powerful – and infinitely, eternally more – He is beyond human comprehension and words.
Those who find Him and make it to heaven will be in awe of Him, forever.
He is indescribable, incomprehensible, unfathomable . . . omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent . . . life, love, eternity . . . holy . . . and infinitely more.
Yet, He has revealed Himself.
He is no longer a mystery.
He is available.
He is a present reality.
The only true God, the infinite, eternal mystery, can be summed up in one word, one name, one Person: Jesus.
Revelation 10:7, Matthew 13:11, Colossians 1:27, John 8:58, John 17:3, Psalm 139:6, Revelation 19:6, John 14:6, 1 John 4:8, Leviticus 19:2, John 8:58, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15
Man was born to fellowship with God, forever.
Those who are saved and make it to heaven will fellowship with God, forever.
God is eternity.
He is life (John 1, John 14:6).
He is existence.
He is love (1 John 4:8).
He is holy.
And infinitely, eternally more.
He has revealed Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
His Son Jesus Christ is the revelation of God (John 1).
He is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).
He is the exact representation of God’s nature (Hebrews 1:3).
He is Son of God and . . . the Lord God Almighty (Matthew 3:17, John 8:58).
Jesus Christ is the savior . . . and infinitely more.
God has given His Son to the world, that man can receive eternal life.
Those who believe in Jesus know God.
They have eternal life, which is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (John 17:3).
If they continue on with Jesus, they will live forever.
Outside of Jesus, there is nothing.
Apart from Jesus, someone can do nothing (John 15:5).
Without Jesus, someone has nothing.
Without Jesus, a person is spiritually dead (John 6:53).
If a person dies without Jesus Christ, they go to eternal death.
Eternal life continues forever in heaven, a place of absolute glory.
Heaven is God’s home, full of the glorious splendor of His majesty and infinitely more (John 14:2).
Those who know Jesus as Lord have the divine nature and life of God. They have the supernatural, abundant, zoe life. They have the Almighty God living in and through them – and all around them.
Those who know Jesus can accomplish things that will last forever. They can store up treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20). They can do even greater things than Jesus did (John 14:12).
Eternal death continues forever in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41).
Those who do not know Jesus have nothing. Even if they gain the whole world, they possess nothing.
Those who do not know Jesus can do nothing. Even if they conquer the whole world, they have accomplished nothing.
God wants every person to be saved.
Jesus died for the world (John 3:16). God is not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
Every child under the age of about five, who dies, goes directly to heaven, where they will live forever. People who have visited heaven confirm this truth.
The truth that God gave His Son Jesus to the world reveals God’s love for the world and His eternal compassion for all people.
Jesus has revealed in recent times more proof of His love and compassion for all, including for those lost in hell.
Jesus Sheds Tears for the Lost
In 1976, Jesus visited an American woman Mary Baxter and took her to hell. He commissioned her to tell others about it.
Her book A Divine Revelation of Hell is the story of her visits to hell and heaven and her visions and revelations.
Numerous times during their visits to hell, Jesus shed His tears for those lost in hell.
In the midst of their visits, after speaking to those lost in hell, Jesus shed tears of compassion. Jesus said to her:
“‘God, our Father, gave each one of us a will so that we could choose whether we would serve Him or Satan. You see, God did not make hell for His people. Satan deceives many into following him, but hell was made for Satan and his angels. It is not my desire, nor that of My Father, that anyone should perish.’ Tears of compassion ran down Jesus’ cheeks” (A Divine Revelation of Hell, 63).
“Tears fell down Jesus’ cheeks as they moved to the next pit” (A Divine Revelation of Hell, p. 34).
Jesus Will Have to Wipe Away His Own Tears
Jesus took a minister named Jesse Duplantis to heaven. While there, Jesus has revealed that He will shed tears when He has turn away those who do not make it to heaven. He said:
“’The worst day of my life is yet to come . . . You know that scripture where I said I will wipe away all tears in heaven?’” (Close Encounters of the God Kind, p. 125)
Jesus was referring to Revelation 21:4-5: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Jesus said:
“’Those include the tears in my eyes, Jesse. On that great Judgment Day, I will have to tell some of the creation I love to depart from me. I dread that day. I dread it! I dread it! Jesse, it’s final. I can’t change it. Tears flowed from my eyes the day my creation, Adam, fell. But I knew I would send myself. I had a chance to touch people. But that day is coming, and it’s final. Once it’s said, I can’t change it. I have to wipe the tears from my eyes. Tell them I’m coming, Jesse’” (Close Encounters of the God Kind, p. 127-128).
From A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter:
Jesus said: “I came to save all men. I desire that all who are lost will repent and call upon My name. It is not My will that any should perish, but have everlasting life. Sad to say, most will not repent of their sins before they die, and they will go to hell. But the way to heaven is the same for all people. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. You must come to the Father in My name and repent of your sins. You must sincerely give your heart to God and serve Him” (94).