Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
Rev Smith told me this story. He was preaching when he felt he should speak to a young man seated at the back of the church. This man was 18 years old. His name was Woody. He said, “Woody, God is speaking to you personally. You must repent.” After which he excused himself and continued with the service.
About five and a half hours after the service, he received a phone call requesting him to come to the mortury. When he arrived, there were many people around a body. It was the body of the young man whom he had spoken to in church, Woody. The body was decapitated. Woody’s father had bought him a brand new car. He was speeding and lost control. The police looked for his head for 2 hours. The Burning Hell film also has a corpse without a head just like Woody. Rev Smith said that he had never seen anything like it. He was shocked by what he saw.
If God speaks to you, do not waste time. Do what God says. Do not say you will repent after lunch or tomorrow but obey immediately.
Woody died a terrible death. He did not use his opportunity when he was told to repent. God is not mocked. If God speaks, listen and obey. Woe unto you if you do not. I preached in Rev Smith’s church and he showed me where Woody sat. Friends, if God speaks He may do so directly but He may send someone to speak to you. Woody did not see that it was God speaking, he saw the minister. If God speaks, do what He says. Forget everything else. Deny everything else.
Dr Jack Hyde was a gifted preacher. He sometimes preached to groups of up to 20 000 young people. He was asked how he was able to draw so many people and he said that when he was young he was woken up one night by someone screaming terribly. It was his sister. He ran upstairs to her room and asked her why she was screaming. He shook her and asked whether she had had a nightmare. She said that it had not been a dream but had really happened. She said that she had returned from hell. The way to hell was a beautiful road which was lit with many lights. When she arrived at the end of it, she was alone. It seemed as if she was at the end of any hope. She said that she was on the way that led to eternity. When she arrived there she was told to stop at a terrible place that was completely dark. She realised that she was totally lost and there was no hope. She saw people enter hell. Their faces were terrible, twisted and changed. Their eyes seemed about to pop out of their heads. Their hands bled. She said that it was impossible to explain the torment they experienced. She asked the angel who accompanied her to let in some fresh air to relieve their suffering but the angel replied that there was no fresh air in hell. She asked that they be given water to cool them but there was no water in hell she was told. Then she said that it was better that they die instead of remaining there but the angel said that there was no death there. Until when would they be there she asked the angel and he replied that they would be there forever and ever and that there was no way out. As she turned around, she saw her father and asked him, “Father, are you also in this place?” She said that hell was indescribable.
Dr Hyde said that he spoke like he did to young people because he did not want more children to see their fathers in hell like his sister who saw their father in hell.
God’s time is now. Today is the day of salvation. Hell is a terrible place. Jesus said that if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better to go into heaven with one hand than burn in hell with both hands. If your eye causes you to stumble, take it out rather than enter hell with both eyes.
Today is the day of salvation. Cut your right hand off completely and enter heaven with one hand than enter hell with both. Today is the day of salvation. If you hear God’s word, do not put it off to some other time. Do it now. Today if you hear God’s voice obey. Jesus does not know any other time. Woe to the person to whom God speaks but that person does not obey immediately. If God speaks to you, repent today. If He calls, come. Do not say tomorrow - do it now. When God speaks He is near and that is the time to obey. Today is the day of salvation. There is no better time than now. If you hear God’s voice, it means that He is near and He is speaking. This is the right time to act.