The Final Holocaust
“And whosoever was not found written in
the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – (Rev.20:15).
The definition of holocaust is (a sacrifice
consumed by fire – a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life
through fire – the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially the Jews
by the Nazis during WWII when they were cremated).
The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s perfect, sinless supreme sacrifice on the
cross for atonement of sins. If you are saved and born again by Christ, the
wrath of God will not fall upon you and you will not be cast into the final
eternal holocaust at your white throne judgment. Every sacrifice in the O.T.
pointed to the supreme sacrifice of Christ on the cross – a one-time sacrifice
that need not be repeated. Millions of animals were sacrificed for sin on the
altar of burnt offering in the tabernacle and the temple in Jerusalem. And the
fiery wrath of God fell upon the holocaust sacrifice instead of the sinner. All
those millions of burnt offerings pointed to the final holocaust and the second
death in the lake of fire for all the unsaved. Jesus Christ is God’s burnt
offering sacrifice that will save you from the final holocaust in the lake of
The Bible speaks of three kinds of death.
First there is ‘spiritual death.’ We are all born with a sin nature – we have a
spirit that is dead to God. Then there is ‘physical death’ which is the death
of the body. There is also the ‘second death’ which will be experienced
eternally by all unbelievers when they are resurrected to stand before Christ
on His Great White Throne and be cast into the lake of fire- this is the final
The Lake of Fire is eternal in its duration. It is a place of “everlasting punishment” – (Mt.25:46).
And all the lost who will be there will be like the rich man in hell who said – “I am tormented in this flame” –
(Lk.16:24). He wanted rich Lazarus to go to his five brothers and preach to
them to get them saved – “For I have five
brethren; that he may testify unto them,
lest they also come into this place of torment” – (Lk.16:28). The
second death can only be conquered by the second birth – being born again of
the Holy Spirit when you’re truly saved –
“ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7).
Hitler’s holocaust was a wicked and terrible
thing. Six million Jews and many millions of Gentiles suffered under this mad
beast’s indescribable horror. Millions of people suffered across Europe
during the war. The incendiary bombing by the allies and the U.S. upon whole cities of civilians was also another holocaust, that incinerated millions. And the U.S. ended the war with a nuclear holocaust of A-bombs.
Europe turned their
backs on Christ and the cross, so God gave them an antichrist Hitler and his
crooked cross. They refused to be saved by the holocaust sacrifice of Christ
and live godly and holy lives and so God gave them a ruler they deserved, a
madman beast like Nebuchadnezzar – “…That
the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth
it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” – (Dan.4:17). Jesus told Pilate
before His crucifixion – “Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were
given thee from above…” – (Jn.19:11). And so it is written – “…For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God”
– (Rom.13:1). As bad as these human holocausts are, they are nothing
compared to God’s final holocaust in the lake of fire.
Hitler was an Antichrist and a prototype of
the Antichrist soon to come who will ignite a ‘nuclear
holocaust’ upon the whole world when he moves his armies into Israel at the battle of Armageddon. Hear God’s description
of what H-Bombs will do to human flesh –
“…their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their
eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in
their mouth” – (Zech.14:12). Which is exactly what happened to the Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when we dropped A-Bombs upon them. And H-Bombs are thousands of times more powerful. And
so it is written of the Antichrist’s nuclear holocaust – “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be
burned up” – (2 Pet.3:10). Yes, our God is not only a God of love and grace
who gave His only begotten Son as our burnt offering sacrifice on Calvary, He is also a God of righteous wrath upon all those who reject Him.
O do not spurn
Jesus Christ because He is your only means of escaping the final holocaust in
the lake of fire. “How shall we escape,
if we neglect so great salvation…” – (Heb.2:3). Make sure you have received
God’s escape goat and only atonement for your sins. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him”
– (Jn.3:36). Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by
faith and you will be saved, and born again. Born again describes what happens
to you when you’re truly saved – you become a new creature in Christ, destined
for eternal life instead of eternal death in the lake of fire.
If God cast six million unbelieving Jews
into Hitler’s Holocaust, what will he do with you O unbelieving Gentile?
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
Tucson, AZ 85705