by Kim Josephson
Hellwrecker and wreckin’ hell are expressions that come
from 1 John 3:8 where the Bible says “…For this purpose the Son of God was
manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” In the KJV, or Kim
Josephson Version, that means Jesus was made flesh to wreck hell! Hallelujah!
And isn’t that just exactly what He did? When satan brought sickness, Jesus
brought healing, When satan brought condemnation, Jesus brought forgiveness.
When satan brought death, Jesus raised the dead! He unstopped deaf ears, made
the lame leap for joy, opened up blind eyes, and in every instance thwarted all
of satan’s plans. Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy; but Jesus came to
give us life, and that more abundantantly!
Praise His name forevermore! That’s what it means to wreck hell!
Can we really be hellwreckers? Absolutely. Jesus said in
John 14:12-14: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I
do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my
name, I will do it.” It is obviously God’s will that the Church be hellwreckers.
In fact, that’s why He gave us the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Luke 4:18-19 says
of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the
poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
When we bring hope to the hopeless, love to the loveless,
even just a smile or a word to a lonely soul, we’re wreckin’ hell. When we
demonstrate the reality of Christ in our lives by turning the other cheek, or
going the extra mile, we’re wreckin’ hell. When we love like He loves, give
like He gives and live like He wants us to live, we’re wreckin’ hell. Oh
Church, Jesus has given us the ministry of reconciliation and as we get on with
the program of turning hearts back to God, we are wreckin’ hell in the best
sense of the phrase.
So now you know what it means to be a hellwrecker. If you’re a child of God, you’re called to be one, so crank it up and wreck hell!