Hell was originally designed for Satan and his crew.
Matt 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and
Rev 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be
tormented there day and night forever and ever.
Can we say that hell is reserved for others in the human community?
Matt 13:41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes sin as well as all lawbreakers. 50 and
throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Rev 20:11 Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found
for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book
of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death
and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of
fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire.15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the
lake of fire. 21:8 But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol
worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and
of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
During the 1000 years, those who died in Christ will be raised first. Raised to what? New life. Jesus said, “You must be born again.” This is
the process. When the earth is renewed and the dead in Christ are raised first to rule with Christ, the others who are raised will be living under
the rule and authority of Christ. If they reject him at the end of this last day of the lord, they are banished to hell with Satan when he is loosed
again at the end of that day. This is the final judgment; the last chance at life. Why? Faith is now fact and there is no excuse.
We also consider those who reject Christ willingly before the first resurrection:
John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal
life. 36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life. The one who rejects the Son will not see life, but God’s wrath remains on him.
What happens to those who do not hear or live a good, well-intentioned life apart from the saving knowledge?
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to
perish but for all to come to repentance.
Matt 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
It is my view that Jesus taught the process. “You must be born again.” This is the literal judgment of the person at death, followed by the soul
living another life. The person lives once, the soul cannot die. We continue to live and experience the story until we reach the moment of decision.
We wait for the second coming of Jesus in His return to salvation for his bride. We wait.
Those who would say that we live once have Hebrews 9:27 to claim. Apart form verse 28 this might be true. Read 28 and another story emerges. The
final judgment requires previous judgments. Read the entire set of verses:
Hebrews 9 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of
many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Where do we wait?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives
birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows
wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the
Water is the baptism in the material world. Spirit is the union with God when love for God is found. If we willingly choose to reject God’s love
for us, we are banished to the second death that comes at the final judgment. God is long-suffering. To be born again, we need only love God to find
union into the spirit and kingdom of God. All unions happen in an environment of love and respect. We await the union and consummation of soul and
Rev 7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the
true words of God.”
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and
sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
According to the Jubilee Laws
, if we have not become a bondservant to Christ, we are
a servant of Satan and Sin. We are slaves in three ways: We are slaves to the law first. We are then slaves to our debt to the law from justice.
We are slaves to our master if we are redeemed from our debt. If we are not redeemed form our debt, we are judged by our debts and lose our right to
Why is heaven and hell a mystery and why do we suffer the mystery in a search? The answer to this is duplicity.
If we seek God for reward, we seek for the reward and not God. If we seek God to avoid judgment, we are seeking our own self-interests. To seek God
in truth, we are required to seek Him apart from our own selfish pride. Humility is required. Living life allows God's consuming fire to convict us
of our own pride. This is the flaming sword mentioned in Genesis 3 that protects the tree of life. We must love God for the good of life and the
betterment of the many. Good is its own reward. Seeking from duplicity will not reveal love. Only humility before God in love for Him and his
people will allow union to eternal life.
Light and darkness are separated as an act of love for those who love others. Jesus will seek everyone out from this truth.
Luke 15:6 ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner
who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Turn from Sin and face God. This is the way out of hell and judgement. Love God!
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