Give Me a Revelation of Hell

I read about a ten-year-old boy whose house had caught fire. He realized that his brother and sister were still inside, so he risked his life and ran back into the burning house to try to save them.

When the firemen finally put the blazing fire out, they found this ten-year-old boy with his brother and sister in his arms, in the corner of one of the rooms. All three of them perished in the fire, but he had risked his life because he wanted to save his brother and sister. He’d had to act no matter what the cost.
David Pierce

David Pierce is the founder of Steiger International and the band No Longer Music. He is also the author of "Rock Priest" and "Revolutionary".
Instagram: @therockpriest
Twitter: @TheRockPriest

Website: www.steiger.org/davidpierce


I don’t need a revelation of heaven - I need a revelation of hell. If I have a revelation of hell, it will get rid of my pettiness. It will get rid of my wrong priorities. A good prayer to pray is, “Jesus, please let me see the world today the way you do. Remind me of what it means to live in this world without God. Show me what it means to be separated from you.”

On one of my visits to India, I was in a place where people were dying from drug resistant tuberculosis, AIDS, and every other kind of terrible disease. I was there to support a ministry that lived with and loved the poorest of the poor. They would go out to where the poor were dying under the bridges, and nurse them back to health. It was dangerous work because of their constant exposure to deadly, contagious diseases.

One member of the team working there was Tony. He had been a snowboard champion in New Zealand, but now he was helping destitute people in India. When I met him, he had been sleeping at the place where they threw bodies into the river.

Every day, he helped people who had these deadly contagious diseases, many of them children - picking them up from the streets, trying to clean them up, and telling them about God’s love for them. What motivated him to do such an extreme thing?

Tony had a revelation of God’s broken heart, and it compelled him to extreme action - to leave the comfort of New Zealand for a destitute slum in Delhi. He was now fully alive, living the life he had been created to live, full of passion and the love of God. He was making a difference in a broken world. He’d had a revelation of hell and it had changed his life.

When I have a revelation of hell, my priorities change. God fills me with His passion and I am compelled to act. I cry out for the lost and I cannot be satisfied to just live a selfish life.

A revelation of hell drives you to extremes.

2 Peter 3:8-11 says, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.”
_______________

Ask God to open your eyes to see the destruction all around you.

God, please break my heart so I will cry out for justice. Don’t let me be infected by the world, that wants me to just live an empty, selfish life. Let my life count for something eternal.

Related items

  • Episode 186: Stop Telling People to Preach the Gospel!

    IIn this episode, Ben apologizes for rushing to judgment on an article that was shared on the podcast community page. The guys use this opportunity to talk about several key points that were made in response to Ben's comment. They ask, does the Gospel "work" with secular people? Is it arrogant to challenge people to share the Gospel, and is preaching the Gospel a unique calling, or something all believers should do?


    Relevant Links:
    IsThereMore
    Steiger International 

  • Your Tweets Aren't Changing the World

    Former U.S. President Barack Obama made headlines recently by criticizing our “call-out culture.” It was timely and delivered with the kind of unambiguous clarity that’s typically absent from stressed out politicians trying to tow the party line.

  • Episode 185: Talking 'Woke' Politics, Effective Apologetics, and the Intellectual Dark Web with Justin Brierley!

    In this episode, the guys chat with Justin Brierley from the "Unbelievable?" podcast! They cover a bunch of interesting topics including the relevance of apologetics in modern culture, the surprising alliance of Christianity and the intellectual dark web, and the need to reclaim conversation in the era of hyper-political correctness.

    Check it out!

    Relevant Links:
    Unbelievable?
    Patreon

    Questions about our creative team opportunities? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Kanye
    Over the course of the past week, I've been captivated by the Kanye West story. In case you’re unfamiliar, he’s the infamous hip hop star turned radical follower of Jesus and bold proclamation evangelist.

    It's been a stunning turnaround.
  • Episode 184: Talking Kanye West and 21st Century Pharisees with Ryan Ries and Brian Head Welch!

    In this episode of the podcast, David, Ben, and Luke are joined by frequent contributor Brian Head Welch as well as Ryan Ries from the "Whosoevers."

    They discuss why so many Christians are skeptical about Kanye's West public conversion and bold proclamation of the Gospel.

    They talk about the disheartening pharisaism that seems more prevalent than ever, and ask, "how would Jesus respond to Kanye West?"

    Relevant links:
    The Whosoevers
    IsThereMore
    Patreon

Come&Live!
Sign up for our newsletter and receive a FREE digital copy of "Revolutionary, Ten Principles That Will Empower Christian Artists to Change the World" by David Pierce.

Country
Please wait