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Prayers That Are Too Late



"And in hell, he lifted up his eyes being in torments and seeth Abraham afar off and

Lazarus in His bosom" (Luke 16:23).


LUKE 16 : 19-24


The story of Lazarus and the rich man is famous. The rich man was popular for his purple and fine linen outfit and fed sumptuously every day according to the scriptures. Lazarus was a sick man, laid at his gate, desired to be fed with the crumbs that fell from his table. It was clear from the text that the rich man had no provision for Lazarus.

Both men died. The rich man was sent to Hades but the angels carried Lazarus to Abraham's bosom where he was being comforted. A striking statement. And an awful one was made in the Bible concerning the rich man: *"In hell, he Iifted his eyes being in torment 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."* That means, he recognized Lazarus in Paradise. He went to hell and became a prayer warrior where prayers made there are too late. Yes, his prayer was a humble and pathetic one; but it was late. Repentance is only possible here on earth.

A stitch in time saves nine. Don't be carried away by too much money or comfort of this life to be frustrated afterward. Hell is real and a place for sinners. And, any prayer made from hell is medicine after death. The least request for a drop of water was not granted. Even the second prayer for Lazarus to be sent to his five brethren was also turned down. Make all you prayers now before it becomes too late.


Make hay while the sun shines.


Father, deliver my soul from that sin that can lead me to hell. Amen.

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