Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 36 (v.1) - Nightmares

Submitted: July 30, 2019

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" There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

 

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

And he cried and said, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame!"

But Abraham said, "Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence."

Mavy clutched her heart, sopping in sweat, unable to open her eyes from the scene she saw

Mavy clutched her heart, sopping in sweat, unable to open her eyes from the scene she saw. It had been too real. In hell Daniel was lifting his eyes in torment. A great space was between the abyss and the heavenlies where God was, who should wipe every tear. It was too late for him. Too late! 

" I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment."

"They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them."

"Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent."

"If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

Mavy leaped from her bed. She could make no more delay, pausing only to be sure her heart wasn't failing her, she fell to her knees beside her bed, tears cascading down her face, unstoppable, "Jesus, Lord, have mercy upon my soul. I have no hope beside Thee! My righteousness cannot save me, I know now, Lord, Christ, won't you robe me in Your righteousness? I do believe You are the Saviour of the world. Would You be my Savior too?"

 


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