The History of Hell (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #44 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Matthew 25:31-41: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.” There is no mention or suggestion that God created (or prepared) hell when He created the heaven and the earth. The reason was because there was no need for hell. There was no devil in the beginning. There was no sin in the beginning, and God does not create or prepare anything that is of no use to Him or His creatures.

So, when was Hell prepared, and why? Hell was prepared after Lucifer became the devil. The date or time this happened is not revealed to us. The Word of God tells us why and how Lucifer became the devil; but it does not tell us when this happened.

Today, we will see:

1. That everything God created was good.

2. How Lucifer fell.

3. That Jesus is victorious over Satan.

+ Plus, listen to the CeCe Winans singing “Come Fill My Heart” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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