Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them! Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the Lord, Nor do they consider the work of His hands…Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure;…Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble And dry grass collapses into the flame, So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 5:11-12a,14,24 NASB
Sheol is enlarged as men ignore their God. The KJV of verse 14 is even clearer.
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
Isaiah 5:14 KJV
As I was pondering these verses it struck me — hell is located in the belly of the earth as can be seen in this verse in Numbers.
But if the Lord brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the Lord.”
Numbers 16:30 NASB
So how does hell which is confined within the surface of the earth enlarge without the encroachment of earths surface? Will Hell eventually break out upon the face of the earth? Is it possible that this is what volcanoes and earthquakes in diverse places is about?
The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
Psalm 11:5-6 NASB
Perhaps the wicked fear global warming because it is real, but not for the reasons they think.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath, And fire will devour them.
Psalm 21:9 NASB
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. “ Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him. He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people: “Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.” And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
Psalm 50:3-6 NASB
How long, O Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Psalm 89:46 NASB
Man’s movement away from God is reaching a crescendo. Notice there is even a judgment of God’s own people stated here. God’s response will be a universal Global warming of a forgotten nature by the masses. Those who cause hell to enlarge are all around us.
But it is not yet too late. Jesus saves, seek Him while He May be found. There is a day coming when global warming will consume even hell itself.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14-15 NASB
You don’t have to be among those who will see this Second death. God sent His only begotten Son to pay in full your penalties for sin, including your past ignorance.
Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6 NASB
Should you desire to know more concerning the covenant with God that is mentioned in these verses, ask here in the comments or e-mail me. God did not prepare Hell for man, but unfortunately man is fueling it.