All I can say is wow! After reading Revelations 20, it confirms that you have to be real careful how you treat other people. I can't say that enough. During our day to day activities, we do not think about the results of our actions. We don't think about judgment or death. But maybe we should. One thing for sure, everybody will die one day. That is not something that we can change. What does matter is how we live our life while still in the land of the living.
The books will be opened...you know the book of life and death. The interesting part is that what will be found in it. Every little thing that you have done. You will be judged by your actions. Good or bad. If your name is not in the book of life, then I hate it for you. Oh so sad for you. That really makes me want to do right.
Some say what you don't know won't hurt you. Well, I disagree. What you don't know will have you burning in hell for eternity. I know that fire is hot. Could you imagine what hell must feel like. The tormenting fire, screaming people wanting to get out but can't. Sounds pretty horrible, right.
As a child, if we stick our hand in the fire and get burned, we now that it wouldn't be a good idea to do it again. Same thing here. Try it. Stick your hand on a hot surface...joking here. But really, imagine the pain millions of times worse than you could ever imagine. This is called motivation to treat people like you want them to treat you.
Hold your thoughts captive. Don't let anything come out of your mouth. The word you speak just might be detrimental to some else. No one is perfect. Everybody has spoken a strong word or two. It doesn't mean you are going to hell for all eternity. But you can if you don't ask for forgiveness and turn from your wicked ways....just a thought.
Don't believe me? Here is the scripture:
The Judgment of the Dead
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.