The story I am about to relate is real. Every word is true. I know, because it happened to me!
It was in 1990, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. I was at home with my wife. I was not on any drugs or alcohol at the time and I am not as I share this account with you. This really happened.
The night was fairly normal, I went to bed as usual and fell asleep. I had a dream or perhaps a nightmare would be a better term. I dreamed that I died and somehow was in this dark, dim, place. There was this long hallway which looked like an underground tunnel or passageway. I heard a voice speak to me, calling me by name. The voice said, “George, I’ve got you now!” I immediately turned to see who had said the words and it appeared to be just an ordinary man.
However, there was something strange and scary in his eyes! I had never seen eyes like that before and when I looked into his eyes I was frightened and began to run. I knew it was Satan. I ran as fast as I could run, but no matter how I ran he stayed right behind me and spoke again, “George, I’ve got you now.” I felt I ran for miles and suddenly I ran into a wall and fell. I turned to look behind me and he was gone & I thought.
As I was getting up off the ground I realized I was in front of some huge doors or gates and as they swung open I heard people screaming and hollering and cursing, etc. However, I could not see anyone, I could only hear their agonizing, bone chilling cries. There was a fire that engulfed the place like the sky does the earth. As the doors came fully open I heard laughter behind me. I wheeled around to see and it was Satan, he said, “I finally got you now.” I can’t describe the fear that I felt. I did not know God then. I had only heard people talk about him as I was growing up.
In my dream, I fell to my knees and cried out to God. I asked Him to save me and help me. Right as I said this prayer I woke up. My heart was about to pound out of my chest, I was sweating and had chest pains. My wife wanted to take me to the hospital. I assured her I was ok. I sat down with her and told her about the dream. She said, “George, I tried to wake you up. You were hollering and moving around, but I couldn’t get you to wake up.”
Needless to say, this really got my attention. I felt God was calling me to repentance and I called on Jesus as my Savior. Even though the nightmare may have been from demons, God used it to cause me to “wake up” to the reality of hell and because of it my soul is saved today. Hell is real. Read the story of the rich man and poor Lazarus in Luke 16:1-31. This account is related by Jesus Himself. It is not a dream. Jesus warns repeatedly about the reality and danger of eternal hell.
Jesus also tells us that hell was not created for man, but for the devil and his angels. Man must make a choice to go to hell. He must choose NOT to repent and receive Jesus Christ as Savior. Sadly, millions have made that choice. I encourage you to give serious thought about that matter now. Death is not IF, but WHEN? Eternity is not IF but WHERE?
Read carefully some of what God has told us about this place called hell.
“Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
IT’S YOUR DECISION
If you want to be saved you can and you can be at this moment, right now, if you will: Confess to God that you are a sinner. Believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and that He rose from the dead and lives today. If you will repent of your sin and ask Him to be your personal Savior, He will!
Here is a prayer you can pray to be saved:
“God, I am a sinner and I need to be saved. I believe Your Son Jesus died for me. I believe He shed His Sinless, Spotless Blood for me and I believe He lives today. Come into my heart Jesus and save me. I need You and I turn from my sin unto You. Thank You for saving me. Make something of my life in Jesus Name, Amen.”
by George Keller