TESTIMONY OF MARY K. BAXTER PART 2
This testimony is the 2nd part in a series of ten. Please read the other 9 parts.
Jesus knew my thoughts. “Yes, child”, He said, “They do. When people come here, they have the same feelings and thoughts as when they were on earth. They remember their families and friends and all the times they had a chance to repent but refused to do so. Memory is always with them. If only they had believed the Gospel and repented before it was too late.” I looked at the old woman once again, and this time I noticed that she had only one leg, and there seemed to be holes drilled in her hip bones. “What are these, Jesus?” I asked. He said, “Child, while she was on earth, she had cancer and was in much pain. Surgery was done to save her life. She lay a bitter old woman for many years. Many of My people came to pray for her and to tell her I could heal her. She said, ‘God did this to me,’ and she would not repent and believe the Gospel. She even knew Me once, but in time she came to hate Me. She said she did not need God and did not want Me to heal her. Yet I pleaded with her, still wanting to help her, wanting to heal and to bless her. She turned her back on Me and cursed Me. She said she did not want Me. My spirit pleaded with her. Even after she had turned her back on Me, I still tried to draw her by My spirit, but she would not listen. At last she died and came here.”
The old woman cried out to Jesus, “Lord Jesus, please forgive me now. I’m sorry that I didn’t repent while I was on earth.” With great sobs she cried out to Jesus, “If only I had repented before it was too late! Lord, help me out of here. I will serve You. I will be good. Haven’t I suffered enough? Why did I wait until too late? Oh, why did I wait until Your Spirit quit striving with me?” Jesus said to her, “You had chance after chance to repent and serve Me.” Sadness was written all over Jesus’ face as we walked away. As I watched the old woman cry, I asked, “Lord, what is next?” I could feel fear all around. Sorrow, cries of pain and an atmosphere of death were everywhere. Jesus and I walked in grief and pity to the next pit. Only by His strength could I go on. For a great distance I could still hear the old woman’s cries of repentance and pleading for forgiveness. If only there was something I could do to help her, I thought.
Sinner, please don’t wait until God’s Spirit quits striving with you. In the next pit was a woman on her knees, as if looking for something. Her skeletal form also was full of holes. Her bones were showing through, and her torn dress was on fire. Her head was bald, and there were only holes where her eyes and nose were supposed to be. A small fire was burning around her feet where she was kneeling, and she clawed the sides of the brimstone pit. The fire clung to her hands, and dead flesh kept falling off as she dug. Tremendous sobs shook her. “O Lord, O Lord”, she cried, “I want to get out.” As we watched, she finally got to the top of the pit with her feet. I thought she was going to get out when a large demon with great wings that seemed to be broken at the top and hung down his sides ran to her. His color was brownish black, and he had hair all over his large form. His eyes were set far back into his head, and he was about the size of a large grizzly bear. The demon rushed up to the woman and pushed her very hard backward into the pit and fire. I watched in horror as she fell. I felt so sorry for her. I wanted to take her into my arms and hold her, to ask God to heal her and take her out of there.
Jesus knew my thoughts and said, “My child, judgment has been set. God has spoken. Even when she was a child, I called and called her to repent and to serve Me. When she was sixteen years old, I came to her and said, ‘I love you. Give your life to Me, and come follow Me, for I have called you for a special purpose. I called all her life, but she would not listen.’ She said, ‘Someday I will serve You. I have no time for You now. No time, no time, I have my life of fun. No time, no time to serve You, Jesus. Tomorrow I will.’ Tomorrow never came, for she waited too long.” The woman cried out to Jesus, “My soul is truly in torment. There is no way out. I know that I wanted the world instead of You, Lord. I wanted riches, fame and fortune, and I got it. I could buy anything I wanted; I was my own boss. I was the prettiest, best-dressed woman of my time. And I had riches, fame and fortune, but I found I could not take them with me in death. O Lord, Hell is horrible. I have no rest day or night. I am always in pain and torment. Help me, Lord”, she cried.
The woman looked up at Jesus so longingly and said, “My sweet Lord, if only I had listened to You! I will regret that forever. I planned to serve You someday-when I got ready. I thought You would always be there for me. But how wrong I was! I was one of the most sought-after women of my time for my beauty. I knew God was calling me to repent. All my life He drew me with cords of love, and I thought I could use God like I used everyone else. He would always be there. Oh yes, I used God! He would try so hard to get me to serve Him, while all the time I thought I didn’t need Him. Oh, how wrong I was! For satan began to use me, and I began to serve satan more and more. At the last I loved him more than God. I loved to sin and would not turn to God.
Satan used my beauty and my money, and all my thoughts turned to how much power he would give me. Even then, God continued to draw me. But I thought, I have tomorrow or the next day. Then one day while riding in a car, my driver ran into a house, and I was killed. Lord, please let me out.” As she spoke her bony hands and arms reached out to Jesus while the flames continued to burn her. Jesus said, “The judgment is set.” Tears fell down His cheeks as we moved to the next pit. I was crying inside about the horrors of Hell. “Dear Lord”, I cried, “The torment is too real. When a soul comes here, there is no hope, no life, no love. Hell is too real.” No way out, I thought. She must burn forever in these flames. “Time is running out!” Jesus said. “We will come back tomorrow.”
Friend, if you are living in sin, please repent! If you have been born again and have turned your back on God, repent and turn back to Him now. Live good and stand for truth. Wake up before it is too late, and you can spend your life forever with the Lord in Heaven. Jesus spoke again, “Hell has a body (like a human form) lying on her back in the centre of the earth. Hell is shaped like a human body- very large and with many chambers of torment. Remember to tell the people of earth that Hell is real. Millions of lost souls are here, and more are coming every day. On the Great Judgment Day, death and Hell will be cast into the lake of fire; that will be the second death.”
Chapter 3: The Right Leg of Hell
I had not been able to sleep or eat since I was in Hell the night before. Each day I relived Hell. When I closed my eyes, all I could see was Hell. My ears could not shut out the cries of the damned. Just like a television program, I relived all the things I had witnessed in Hell over and over. Each night I was in Hell, and each day I labored to find just the right words to bring this frightful thing to all the world. Jesus appeared to me again and said, “Tonight we are going into the right leg of Hell, My child. Don’t be frightened, for I love you and I am with you.” The face of the Lord was sorrowful, and His eyes were filled with great tenderness and deep love. Though those in Hell were forever lost, I knew that He still loved them and would for all eternity.
“My child”, He said, “God, our Father, gave each one of us a will so that we could choose whether we would serve Him or satan. You see, God did not make Hell for His people. Satan deceives many into following him, but Hell was made for satan and his angels. It is not My desire, nor that of My Father, that anyone should perish.” Tears of compassion ran down Jesus’ cheeks. He began to speak again, “Remember My words in the days ahead as I show you Hell. I have all power in Heaven and earth. Now, at times it will seem to you that I have left you, but I have not. Also, at times we will be seen by the evil forces and lost souls, while at other times we will not be. No matter where we go, be at peace and fear not to follow Me.” We went on together. I followed closely behind Him crying. For days I had been crying, and I could not shake off the very presence of Hell which was ever before me. I cried mostly inside. My spirit was very sad.
We arrived at the right leg of Hell. Looking ahead, I saw that we were on a pathway which was dry and burned. Screams filled the dirty air, and the stench of death was everywhere. The odor was sometimes so repugnant that it made me sick to my stomach. Everywhere was darkness except for the light which emanated from Christ and the flaming pits, which dotted the landscape as far as I could see. All at once, demons of all kinds were going past us. Imps growled at us as they went by. Demon spirits of all sizes and shapes were talking to each other. Out ahead of us, a big demon was giving orders to small ones. We stopped to listen, and Jesus said, “There is also an invisible army of evil forces that we do not see here-demons such as evil spirits of sickness.”
“Go!” The larger demon said to the smaller imps and devils. “Do many evil things. Break up homes and destroy families. Seduce weak Christians, and mis-instruct and mislead as many as you can. You shall have your reward when you return. “Remember, you must be careful of those who have genuinely accepted Jesus as their Saviour. They have the power to cast you out. Go now across the earth. I have lots of others up there already and still have others to send. Remember, we are servants of the prince of darkness and of the powers of the air.” At that, the evil forms began to flee up and out of Hell. Doors in the top of the right leg of Hell opened and shut very fast to let them out. Also, some went up and out the funnel we had come down.
I will try to describe the looks of these evil beings. The one speaking was very large, about the size of a full-grown grizzly bear, brown in colour, with a head like a bat and eyes that were set very far back into a hairy face. Hairy arms fell to his sides, and fangs came out of the hair on his face. Another one was small like a monkey with very long arms and with hair all over his body. His face was tiny, and he had a pointed nose. I could see no eyes on him anywhere. Still another had a large head, large ears and a long tail, while yet one more was as large as a horse and had smooth skin. The sight of these demons and evil spirits, and the terrible odour that came from them, made me sick to my stomach. Everywhere I looked were demons and devils. The biggest of these demons, I learned from the Lord, were getting their orders straight from satan.
Jesus and I walked on down the pathway until we came to another pit. Cries of pain, unforgettably sorrowful sounds, were everywhere. My Lord, what is next? I thought. We walked directly past some of the evil beings, which didn’t seem to see us, and stopped at another pit of fire and brimstone. In this next pit was a large-framed man. I heard him preaching the Gospel. I looked in amazement to Jesus for an answer, for He always knew my thoughts. He said, “While he was on earth, this man was a preacher of the Gospel. At one time he spoke the truth and served Me.” I wondered what this man was doing in Hell. He was about six feet tall, and his skeleton was a dirty, greyish colour, like a tombstone. Parts of his clothing still hung on him. I wondered why the flames had left these torn and tattered clothes and had not burned them up. Burning flesh was hanging from him, and his skull seemed to be in flames. A terrible odour came from him.
I watched the man spread his hands as if he were holding a book and begin to read Scriptures from the make-believe book. Again, I remembered what Jesus had said, “You have all your senses in Hell, and they are a lot stronger here.” The man read Scripture after Scripture, and I thought it was good. Jesus said to the man with great love in His voice, “Peace, be still!” Immediately, the man stopped talking and turned slowly to look at Jesus. I saw the man’s soul inside this skeletal form. He said to the Lord, “Lord, now I will preach the truth to all the people. Now, Lord, I’m ready to go and tell others about this place. I know that while I was on earth, I didn’t believe there was a Hell, nor did I believe You were coming again. It was what people wanted to hear, and I compromised the truth to the people in my church. “I know I didn’t like anyone who was different in race or colour of skin, and I caused many to fall away from You. I made my own rules about Heaven and right and wrong. I know that I led many astray, and I caused many to stumble over Your Holy Word, and I took money from the poor. But, Lord, let me out, and I will do right. I won’t take money from the church anymore. I have repented already. I will love people of every race and colour.”
Jesus said, “You not only distorted and misrepresented the Holy Word of God, but you lied about your not knowing the truth. The pleasures of life were more important to you than truth. I visited you Myself and tried to turn you around, but you would not listen. You went on your own way, and evil was your lord. You knew the truth, but you would not repent or turn back to Me. I was there all the time. I waited for you. I wanted you to repent, but you did not. And now the judgment has been set.” Pity was on the face of Jesus. I knew that if the man had listened to the Saviour’s call, he would not be here now. O people, please listen. Jesus spoke to the backslider again, “You should have told the truth, and you would have turned many to righteousness with God’s Word, which says that all unbelievers will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. You knew the way of the cross. You knew the way of righteousness. You knew to speak the truth. But satan filled your heart with lies, and you went into sin. You should have repented with sincerity, not halfway. My Word is true. It does not lie. And now it is too late, too late.” At that, the man shook his fist at Jesus and cursed Him.
With sorrow, Jesus and I walked on to the next pit. The backslidden preacher was still cursing and angry at Jesus. As we walked past the pits of fire, the hands of the lost reached out to Jesus, and in pleading voices they called out to Him for mercy. Their bony hands and arms were grey-black from the burning-no live flesh or blood, no organs, only death and dying. Inside myself I was crying, O earth, repent. If you don’t, you’ll come here. Stop before it is too late. We stopped at another pit. I felt such pity for all of them and such sorrow that I was physically weak and could hardly stand. Great sobs shook me. “Jesus, I hurt so inside”, I said. From the pit a woman’s voice spoke to Jesus. She stood in the centre of the flames, and they covered her whole body. Her bones were full of worms and dead flesh. As the flames flickered up around her, she raised her hands towards Jesus, crying, “Let me out of here. I will give You my heart now, Jesus. I will tell others about Your forgiveness. I will witness for You. I beg You, please let me out!”
Jesus said, “My Word is true, and it declares that all must repent and turn from their sins and ask Me to come into their lives if they are to escape this place. Through My blood there is forgiveness of sins. I am faithful and just and will forgive all those who come to Me. I will not cast them out.” He turned, looked at the woman and said, “If you had listened to Me and had come to Me and repented, I would have forgiven you.” The woman asked, “Lord, is there no way out of here?” Jesus spoke very softly. “Woman”, He said, “You were given many opportunities to repent, but you hardened your heart and would not. And you knew My Word said that all whore mongers will have their part in the lake of fire.”
Jesus turned to me and said, “This woman had sinful affairs with many men, and she caused many homes to be broken apart. Yet through all this, I loved her still. I came to her not in condemnation but with salvation. I sent many of My servants to her that she might repent of her evil ways, but she would not. When she was a young woman, I called her, but she continued to do evil. She did many wrongs, yet I would have forgiven her if she had come to Me. Satan entered into her, and she grew bitter and would not forgive others. She went to church just to get men. She found them and seduced them. If she had only come to Me, her sins would all have been washed away by My blood. Part of her wanted to serve Me, but you cannot serve God and satan at the same time. Every person must make a choice as to whom they will serve.
“Lord”, I cried, “Give me strength to go on” I was shaking from my head to my feet because of the horrors of Hell. Jesus said to me, “Peace, be still!” “Help me, Lord!” I cried. “Satan doesn’t want us to know the truth about Hell. In all my wildest dreams, I never thought that Hell would be like this. Dear Jesus, when will this end?” “My child”, Jesus replied, “Only the Father knows when the end will come. Then He spoke to me again and said, “Peace, be still!” Great strength came upon me. Jesus and I walked on through the pits. I wanted to pull each person I passed from the fire and rush them to the feet of Jesus. I wept much inside. I thought to myself, I never want my children to come here. At last, Jesus turned to me and said quietly, “My child, we will go to your home now. Tomorrow night we shall return to this part of Hell.”
Back at my home I cried and cried. During the day I relived Hell and the horror of all those people there. I told everyone I met during the day about Hell. I told them that the pain of Hell is beyond belief. Those of you who read this book, please, I beg of you, repent of your sins. Call on Jesus and ask Him to save you. Call on Him today. Do not wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow may not come. Time is quickly running out. Fall on your knees and be cleansed from your sins. Be good to each other. For Jesus’ sake, be kind and forgiving to one another. If you are angry with someone, forgive him. No anger is worth going to Hell for. Be forgiving as Christ forgives us of our sins. Jesus is able to keep us if we have a repentant heart and will let His blood cleanse us from all sin. Love your children, and love your neighbour as yourself. The Lord of the churches says, “Repent and be saved!” (NEXT PART 3)