Several years ago, I had read one of the most intense, mind-blowing Christian books I have ever read. This book deserves major special attention. I know it may not be for everyone, but I feel I should pass this information on to the rest of you if you have not read or heard about this book. This book also has a major prophecy in it about Joel’s army that is to come.
The name of the book is a “Divine Revelation of Hell” by Mary K. Baxter. At the time that I am typing up this article, it has been consistently listed as one of the top 10 best sellers on the charismatic Christian book list over the last several years.
I personally believe this woman’s testimony is true and that it has come to us from the Lord. She said Jesus took her down into hell over a 40-day period to show her what it was really like down there.
The reason He did this with her was so that she could write this book to tell everyone about the reality of hell, that a hell does exist, and that it is a horrible place of torment just like the Bible describes!
Jesus told her that He does not want anyone to be going down there, but that people have free will and that He cannot make or force people to accept His free gift of eternal salvation if they really do not want to accept it.
This book is very graphic! She describes in very good, graphic detail what hell looks like and everything she saw occurring down there. I will not go into all of the specifics as to what she saw in this article. It would be too long. Basically, Jesus told her that hell is in the center of our earth, that it is in the shape of a human body, and that there are different “arms” and “legs” in hell, along with different levels of torment.
What she saw down there and recorded is absolutely mind-blowing! It will tear your heart into a million pieces! She literally gets to talk to some of the people that are down there and they tell her why they are down there. Jesus also tells her why some of these people are down there and what they did in their earthly lives that got them cast into hell for all of eternity.
This book is a wake up call for all Christians! Hell is real! Death is real! When we die, we are either going into heaven or into hell. Nobody likes to think of the reality of hell, much less wonder what it may really be like down there.
However, for those of you who have the stomach to dare read this book, you will come away with one major revelation – and that one major revelation is that we are all involved in a game of “real life and real death.”
How we live this life and the choices we end up making will determine where we will all spend the rest of our eternal lives.
The fact that there really is a hell and that a certain amount of people are going to end up going down there will give you a major desire to want to try and save as many people as you possibly can from going to this horrible place of torment, misery, and suffering.
When reading this book, I also noticed that a lot of what is being said lines up with everything I have learned about end time events.
I believe the reason Jesus may have done this with her is that He is starting to pull out all of the stops. He is now going to extreme lengths to keep people out of this horrible place – literally to the extent of taking someone down there, showing her what it is really like, and then having her write a book about it so people are made fully aware of the reality of it, and the seriousness of living a good and godly life down here on this earth and accepting Him as their Lord and Savior.
Some of the people down there were Christians who had lost their salvation! Some of these people literally turned against God for various reasons. God did everything He could to get them back, but these people still refused to accept His forgiveness and mercy. Talk about stubbornness and major stupidity! If this woman’s testimony is really true – then her testimony shows that it is possible for Christians to be able to lose their salvation with the Lord.
Jesus also had quite a bit to say about end time events in this book. He specifically talks about Joel’s army and that He will be raising up a powerful army in these latter days to walk with His power.
I am going to go ahead and give you the exact words that Jesus spoke to her about this coming end time army since it perfectly lines up with what I feel I have been picking up personally for the last 14 years.
After doing my own study on end time events, my conclusion is that Jesus will raise up and release this army sometime before the Antichrist rises to full power. This army will be His last ditch effort to get as many people saved as He possibly can before the Antichrist rises to full power and we then enter into the 7 year Tribulation.
After this army completes its mission, the main body of believers will then be raptured – which will then clear the way for the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and their 10-nation confederacy to come onto the world scene to begin the 7 year Great Tribulation.
Before I state the specific prophecy given by Jesus to this woman, I want to let you know the following:
- Everything Jesus says to her in this book all perfectly lines up with Scripture. I did not spot one word coming from Him that went against His Word.
- The pastor of her own church writes a forward at the beginning of the book endorsing it and stating that he believes her testimony to be completely true.
Everything that Jesus says about end time events in this book perfectly lines up with the way Scripture describes how everything will play out.
If this woman’s story is true and is from the Lord, then you will have literally been taken down to the pit of hell itself to get a real tour of what is really going on down there and how evil and horrible of a place it really is. If the Holy Spirit bears witness with you should you attempt to read it, you will never forget some of the images you will see, as she very graphically describes what she saw down there.
For those who want to really know what may be on the other side and have a heart for the lost and unsaved – I would strongly recommend that you make an attempt to read this book.
Even though the images and pictures of what hell is really like may haunt you for a while – it will do one positive thing for you. It will verify and confirm for you the reality of the “God-game” that we have all been called into. This game is real! This game is a matter of real life and real death! The stakes are the eternal fate of each person’s soul when they die and cross over and face God for their own personal judgment on their lives.
When you read what hell is really like and see the extreme suffering and torment these people will have to go through for the rest of their eternal lives – it will create an intense desire in you to want to try and do everything you possibly can to save people from this horrible final fate.
It will show you that getting people saved in this life is absolutely the greatest thing that you can possibly do – especially when you see where they would have ended up had they not accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
It makes everything else in this life seem trivial compared to what the real stakes are in this life. Many people are not really aware of the eternal stakes of their lives – that how they live this life and whether or not they accept Jesus as their personal Savior will determine their eternal fates.
It is a game of “maximum life and maximum death.” Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through His death on the cross, stay out of serious sin after receiving your salvation, and you will then enter into heaven.
But if you choose to reject what Jesus did for you on the cross and refuse to accept His free gift of eternal salvation, then you will end up in a place called hell – which is a place of pure evil that is beyond your wildest imagination! Not even Hollywood could conjure up the scenes that this woman saw down there.
For those of you who want maximum intensity and would like to further your God-education into what is really on the other side – take a crack at this book. For those of you who are open to allowing God to use you to witness to others to try and get them saved through the power of the Holy Spirit operating through you, this book will light a fire in you that will change your whole outlook on what we are all really into with our Lord.
It will really show you the importance of wanting to work for God to try and get other people saved. If you only get one person saved in your whole life, this book will show you what you have just saved that person from, and what an incredible thing it really is to be used by God to save another person from this unbelievably horrible place.
Now here are the specific words that Jesus spoke to this woman about the end time army that He intends on raising up. In my opinion, this Joel’s army could possibly be coming out of this generation.
The words coming from Jesus about this end time army that He will be raising up come from the book of Joel in the Old Testament. It is Joel 2:1-11.
Prophecy From Jesus on Joel’s Army To Come
“Behold, I am preparing a holy army. They will do mighty exploits for Me and destroy your high places. They are an army of holy men and women, boys and girls. They have been anointed to preach the true gospel, to lay hands on the sick and to call the sinner to repentance.
This is an army of working men, housewives, single men, single women and school children. They are common people, for not many noble have responded to My call. In the past they have been misunderstood and mistreated, abused and rejected. But I have blessed them with boldness in holiness and in spirit. They will begin to fulfill My prophecy and to do My will. I will walk in them, talk in them and work in them.
These are they who have turned to Me with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. This army will awaken many to righteousness and purity of spirit. I will soon begin to move upon them, to choose for My army those I desire. I will search for them in the cities and in the towns. Many will be surprised at those I have chosen. You will see them begin to move across the land and do exploits for My name’s sake. Watch and see My power at work.
This army, which was spoken of by the prophet Joel, will arise from the land and do great works for God.
The Son of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. He shall tread down the wicked, and they shall be ashes under the soles of His feet.
They shall be called the army of the Lord. I will give gifts unto them, and they will accomplish mighty works. They shall do exploits for the Lord of glory. I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy.
This army shall fight against the forces of evil and destroy much of Satan’s work. They shall win many to Jesus Christ before the day of the evil beast arises.”
(Then further on into the book, Jesus once more restates all of the above after talking about the Antichrist)
“The beast will call himself a man of peace. And he will bring peace to many nations out of a very chaotic time. He will be able to supply the world with many inexpensive goods, and he will assure that everyone’s pay is sufficient. He will make an alliance with many nations, and the great men of the world will follow him into a false sense of security.
Before these times I will raise up an army of believers that will stand for truth and righteousness. The mighty army that Joel spoke about will hear My voice from the rising to the going down of the sun.
In the night hours also they will hear My voice, and they will answer Me. They will work for Me, and they will run like mighty men of war. They shall do great works for Me, for I will be with them.”
(Then a little further into the book, He once more comments that this army will come before the rise of the Antichrist and the 7 year Tribulation)
“But before that evil day, I will raise up a mighty army that will worship Me in Spirit and in truth. The army of the Lord will do great exploits and wonderful things for Me. Therefore, come together and worship Me in Spirit and in truth. Bring in the fruits of righteousness, and give Me what is rightfully mine, and I will keep you from the evil hour. Repent now and be saved from the terrible things which will befall the rebellious and the unsaved.
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Call on Me while you may, and I will accept you and forgive you. I love you and do not desire that you should be lost.
Believe this report and live. Choose you this day whom you will serve.”
The Scripture Verse
In order to compare the above Word from Jesus to the prophecy of Joel, I am going to give you the Scripture verse so you can see how Jesus’ comments perfectly lines up with the words that are in this verse. It is subtitled the “Day of the Lord.”
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming, for is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations.
A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is like the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; surely nothing shall escape them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; and like swift steeds, so they run. With a noise like chariots over the mountaintops they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, like a strong people set in battle array.
Before them the people writhe in pain; all faces are drained of color. They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; everyone marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another, every one marches in his own column.
And when they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down. They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.
The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. The Lord gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; who can endure it?” (Joel 2:1-11)
Whether or not any of us will be a part of this army, or whether or not the coming of this army will occur in our lifetime remains to be seen. If all of this does occur in our lifetime, and if any of us will be called to be a part of this army, God will personally let each one of us know when the time is right.
1. If any of you get officially called to be in this army, this book by Mary Baxter will create an intense desire in you to want to get other people saved. It will light a fire in you that I do not think will ever extinguish. Hell is very real – and when you find out what it is really like down there and what really goes on down there, you will not want anyone to ever be cast down in there, including your own worst enemies.
In this book, Jesus says that once a person physically dies, it is already too late! You have to get saved before you die! The Bible also confirms this.
There were quite a few accounts of people down there putting off receiving Jesus as their Savior. They wanted to continue to live in their sin-filled lives, thinking they had the rest of their earthly lives to accept Jesus. Then all of a sudden it happens, they are either killed in a car accident or they die from some type of natural cause – all before they had a chance to make it right with Jesus before they had died.
Before they had died, Jesus says that He would constantly chase after them – sending His servants to witness to them to try and get them to turn from their sinful ways and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Finally, Jesus says that His Holy Spirit would then quit striving with them after a certain amount of time had passed and that “judgment had then been set.”
Talk about a bone-chilling scenario! That these people kept refusing God’s free gift of eternal salvation time and time again and finally God saying – “That’s it – judgment has been set, you have been given every opportunity to come in and accept My Son’s death on the cross for all of your sins. You are now lost forever.”
2. The most horrible and disturbing thing about reading this woman’s description of hell is the finality of it – the fact that once judgment has been set by God and He has quit striving after you to try and get you saved – that you will spend the rest of your eternal life down in this horrible place!
The natural mind has a real hard time coming to grips with such a horrible final fate. But the Bible tells us that this fate is final and once judgment has been set by God the Father – it is forever! There was also no mention of any type of purgatory down there. However, Mary Baxter did say that she was shown some things that God will not allow her to release at this time.
According to the Book of Revelation, all of the unsaved go to hell at this time. After the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom has passed, all of the unsaved are then pulled up out of hell to enter into what is called the Great White Throne Judgment before God. They are then judged by their works, and all of those whose names are not written in the Book of Life are then cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone for all of eternity.
Jesus says numerous times in this book that the hell that Mary Baxter is being shown will eventually be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone after the above judgment has occurred.
3. Jesus uses the term weeping and gnashing of teeth when describing the torments of hell in the New Testament. After you read this book, you will see why these words are meant to be taken literally!
Jesus says that He, and only He, is the “way” and the “door” that leads to eternal salvation with God the Father, and that no one enters into heaven unless they come through Him and His sacrificial death on the cross.
The stories you will read from the people who are actually down in hell all confirm this fact and the statements made by Jesus in the New Testament. God the Father is not kidding when He says that there is no other name under heaven by which man can receive eternal salvation with Him!
The feeling that you get when listening to these people’s stories down there is that they all took their earthly lives too much for granted. They thought they had all of the time in the world to accept God’s free gift of eternal salvation. They were just too busy with their own agendas and the way they wanted to live their own lives. They had no time for God or His message of eternal salvation.
The touching part about this whole story is the way God and Jesus would continue to pursue these people time and time again in order to try and get them saved before they died.
Numerous times, Jesus would be crying right along with Mary Baxter when He was passing these people down in hell and actually having conversations with them. He would say over and over again that His gift of eternal salvation is free, and that there is no sin that is too vile that He can not fully forgive under the Blood that He has personally shed for all of us on the cross.
However, most of these people were too stubborn and too set in their ways. They would not budge, give in, or accept what Jesus had been trying to offer to them throughout most of their lives. How many of us know people like that! Eventually, these people’s stubbornness and rebellion may cost them their eternal lives like it already has for the people now living in hell. Jesus says several times in this book that each person needs to “choose this day whom they will serve.”
He says that if people do not choose Him, they are choosing Satan, and they will end up in hell when they die and cross over. Jesus says in the New Testament that those who are not with Him are against Him. This is an all-or-nothing statement being made by Jesus! There are no middle or neutral grounds – and you only have this one earthly lifetime in which to make this one and final fateful decision.
The problem is, no one knows for sure when they are going to die! No one is guaranteed anything in this life. You could literally die tomorrow. Each person has to make this personal decision with God while they are still living. You cannot make it after you have already died. Some of these people thought they could. They gambled with their eternal fates and now they are lost forever!
4. I will leave you with one last sobering thought about this book. After reading what I felt was a true account of hell and what it is really like down there, I came away with the sobering realization of what is really most important in this life.
We are all going to eventually die. True saved and born-again Christians are going straight to heaven when they die. However, there is a mass of humanity out there that are just not going to make it. They are on their way to hell, but they just do not know it yet!
However, God does not want any of these people to be going down there, and He will do everything He possibly can to try and reach these people before they die and cross over. If God should ever want to use any of you to witness to someone who is not saved, do not turn Him down! The Holy Spirit will lead you on this and arrange for this type of experience to occur.
He will set the stage for you, give you the flows in which to speak the right words to that person, and move in with His power on that person to try and convince him to accept God’s free gift of eternal salvation through Jesus. All you have to do is be willing to be used by God to speak out the right words to this person when the time is right. If God should ever lead any of you to do this – realize what an honor it is to be asked by Him to try and save someone from this horrible place of torment that human words cannot even begin to describe.
Realize that there is nothing greater that you can accomplish while down here on this earth than to get someone else saved from the fires of a real, live, living hell! The Bible says that those who “win souls” for Jesus will receive special “crowns” for this type of service once they enter into heaven. It will really be worth your while to venture out of your comfort zone from time to time to attempt to get someone saved should God ever lead you to do so.
However, your greatest reward for this type of rescue and deliverance mission will be the knowing that you will have that you were the instrument and vessel in which God used to save someone from the most horrible place imaginable! This knowing and this gratification that you will have from getting someone saved will last with you for all of eternity! There may end up being no greater high than the feeling that you will carry with you for all of eternity knowing that through you, God was able to save a soul from this kind of maximum death.
5. Each of you will have to use your own discernment and get your own witness from the Holy Spirit as to whether or not you think her testimony is really true if you decide you want to try and read this book. As for myself, I will go on record as stating that I feel her story is true and that it is definitely from the Lord.
Just one last warning. Should any of you decide to try and read this book, make sure you do it when there is not a lot of distraction around. Wait to the kids are in bed. Use your imagination to visualize what she is describing as she is going through hell to get the full effect of it. This book is not pleasant to read. In fact, it will probably be one of the most unpleasant books you will ever read in this lifetime – and that may be putting it mildly.
However, if her story is true, you are getting a powerful glimpse into the reality of hell and what it is really like down there. It may just forever change the way that you look at this life and give you the sobering realization of what is most important in this life – and that we are all involved in a real game of life and death that will eventually determine the ultimate fate of all of our souls with the Lord.
I am afraid that most people take this life too much for granted and really do not realize what is going on behind the scenes in the war between God and the devil for all of our souls. This book will enlighten you in a way that few books really can.