What Happens To A Person In Hell

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23 And in Hades he raised his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his arms.

-Luke 16:23, NASB

The word “torment” means to be tortured through examination. Strong’s# 931

There will be multiple methods of torment for a person in hell for rejecting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The Fires Of Hell Will Not Go Out

In hell, you will be on fire, feeling the full intensity of it without being consumed by it.

43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire. -Mark 9:43, NASB


The Worms [In Hell] Do Not Die And Will Eat You Alive

In hell, there will be worms that will eat your flesh, going in and out of your body like your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and other parts. Your body will be covered with worms, having the sensation of being consumed.

11 Your pride and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.’ -Isaiah 14:11, NASB


Tormented By Demons

Those in hell will be tortured relentlessly by demons. The demons have supernatural powers, and they will use their powers to bring unimaginable pain to the person while burning.

2 He opened the shaft of the abyss, and smoke ascended out of the shaft like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened from the smoke of the shaft. 3 Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a person. -Revelation 9:2-5, NASB

The word “abyss” means hell, as seen in Luke 8:30-31 30 And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; because many demons had entered him. 31 And they were begging Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.”

In the time of the Great Tribulation, these demons will come out of hell (abyss means hell, see above) to torment the people on the earth who have the mark of the beast. The verses in Rev. 9 give us a glimpse that in hell, where they came from, are the ones who are torturing the lost souls in hell, as that is what they will do on earth when they are released. How do we know that these animalistic creatures [the locusts] are demons? In verses 7-9, the locusts have human characteristics, and in verse 11, they have as their king the angel from hell [abyss] named Abaddon in Hebrew and Apollyon in Greek, which means destroyer.


Being Suffocated In Hell

Another way that one will suffer in hell will be suffocation. The burning of your flesh in hell will produce massive smoke, which will be suffocating, making it very hard to breathe.

11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. -Revelation 14:11, NASB


As you can see, hell is a very horrible place to be for all eternity. God created hell for Satan and his angels, but since man fell into sin, we are going to the same place. Friend, I have good news. Jesus gave us a way of escape. He paid in full our debt of sin on the cross and on the third day, He rose from the grave, showing that He has the power to save us from hell.

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.

-John 3:16, NASB

All you need to do is believe in your heart what Jesus did for you on the cross, ask Him to forgive you of all your sins, and to come into your heart. Also, ask Jesus to give you the Holy Spirit, which He will give freely to anyone who asks Him. The moment Jesus forgives you, you will be a new person in Him. The Holy Spirit will build you up into His image and reveal through Scripture God’s will. Don’t waste any more time. Give your life to Jesus today.

9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved

-Romans 10:9, NASB

7 thoughts on “What Happens To A Person In Hell

  1. Difficult subject to write about as “hell” seems such an outlandish punishment to mete out on anyone for any reason. I shudder for those who reject the Lord and His gracious gift of life. I am “eternally” grateful that I have been reborn spiritually, and He calls me His own. Grace!

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  2. Amen, Ward. That is why it is essential to warn people about hell and how to escape it through faith in Jesus Christ. We must write and talk about it so they can have a chance like we did.

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