Seeing Visions Of Believers In Hell: What You Should Know About Dreams & Visions of Heaven & Hell
A Bible Study by Prince Gabriel Okocha
What does the Bible has to say about seeing believers in Hell or missing the rapture in dreams and visions? Are such dreams and visions messages or warnings from God to help us straighten our paths in order to “make” heaven?
Over and over again, we have seen and heard people claim to have received a special vision from God in which they saw a fellow believer in Christ, sometimes a very faithful one, end up in Hell for any reason at all.
For instance in 2012, a lady came out to say she saw Archbishop Benson Idahosa in hell and it was materialism that “took” him there. The same lady claimed in her visions she saw other believers either in or on their way to hell because they wore make-ups, weavons, trousers (for ladies), rings and other jewelries (including wedding rings), kept long hairs and long nails.
Every now and then, people (especially those who claim to have died and came back to life) always come up with visions of a Hellfire crowded with believers or an almost empty heaven (with very few Christians).
What should be a Christian’s disposition in the midst of all these? How should a Christian treat such visions of believers in hell?
First, you need to understand what the Bible has to say about believers being condemned to hell.
Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
1Jn 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
John 5:24 and 1 John 3:14 is very very clear on the fact that the believer in Jesus has passed from death to life. The word translated as “death” in those verses is the greek word “thanatou”
“Thanatou” is not only used to imply physical death, it is also used to imply “eternal separation from God and utter destruction” which we call “second death or “hell.”
Now read those verses again and notice how John puts the probability of a believer experiencing such to be in the past when he has not yet believed or received salvation. He said the believer SHALL NOT come into condemnation anymore. Why? Because the issue of his eternal destination has been settled once and for all. He HAS PASSED from death(hell) to Life.
In other words, the one who has believed in Jesus’ sacrifice for himself has no chance of ending up in Hell. He has long passed that level or stage. He is in a place now where Hell can never ever have a hold on him.
Ephesians 2:5-6 said he is seated in the Heavenly places in Christ Jesus today. Not tomorrow or after his physical death.
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
He is a citizen of heaven, not a candidate aspiring to go there. He came from there, it’s his place of origin. A place where he has to go back as soon as he exits this earth.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God
He (the believer) is joined to Christ, wherever Christ is is where he is. Where the believer goes is where Christ goes.
1Co 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Not only is the believer joined to Christ, he is also joined in the Spirit to other believers. Where one goes is where others will go.
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
So to say that you saw a believer (a man who has received Salvation) in hell, is like saying you saw ALL believers in hell. We are so knitted together that our eternal destinies are intertwined, where one goes is where all goes.
If this is true, why then do people see such visions of believers going to hell for any reason?
The answer is simple. It is due to the kind of teaching they have been exposed to.
The human mind is so powerful that it can project whatever teaching you constantly feed it to your dreams and visions. This is why the scriptures encourages us to constantly renew our minds to the truths of God’s word, so we don’t end up missing out on the dividends of salvation.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
As you constantly renew your mind to the laid out truths of God’s eternal salvation in the scriptures, you will start having only real godly dreams and visions of heaven or hell.
Eternal death is not the destiny of the man in Christ. He has been saved from it forever. And that is not because he will always get his acts right, it is simply because Jesus has paid the ultimate price for him not to go there anymore. Don’t let any dream, vision or messages of believers going to hell fool you. Heaven is your home as a Christian and you are going there.
I hope this blesses you!
Glory to God, glory to our saviour and king!
Receive true scriptural visions today, in the name of Jesus!