For twenty weeks ReturningKing.com has been releasing the author’s The Spirit World book one chapter at a time. Very soon this book will be complete in its online free distribution. The Spirit World systematically traces the abodes of the departed spirits of men and angels throughout scripture. It examines the nature of Sheol/Hades, the Abyss, […]
This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Judgment of Believers (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) It was noted earlier that the process of resurrection is always followed by a judgment for the […]
This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Resurrection of Believers (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The First Resurrection The resurrection of the dead is to be a future universal reality, for believers […]
This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldIntroduction (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Numerous are the terms used in scripture to reference the other-worldly spiritual abodes which remain unseen to the human eye. […]
Deductions from these texts clearly indicate: Some parts of Hell are worse than others The judgment of the lost will determine their punishment One’s knowledge of right and wrong will determine their punishment The judgment of the Great White Throne, being the judgment of all of the world’s historical lost, then, is the judgment which determines the degree of one’s punishment in Hell.
This is the most ambiguous of the texts, but the other two indicate clearly that discipline is not the purpose of the judgment The timing of this judgment The timing of this judgment is when Jesus “comes” o 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time;
The Resurrections For Believers: (The First Resurrection) The resurrection of the dead is a global occurrence, for believers and non-believers alike. The Church’s Order in the First Resurrection The dead in Christ 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first The “dead in Christ” refer to those have died in the church and are buried (or otherwise remain) on earth in the body The living in Christ 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Jerusalem is the city of the temple Old Jerusalem is the city of the old earthly temple The Jerusalem “above” is the city of the heavenly temple in “heaven itselfin God’s presence.” Revelation 21:1-27 (NIV) 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
It is later clear from the text that Paul speaks of himself as the man who went into “Paradise,” which he also calls tritos ouranos, “the third heaven.” Paul clearly helps us establish several things in this text: That the third heaven is “Heaven proper” That the third heaven is the same as Paradise That it exists per his personal testimony Revelation 4:1-2 (NIV) 1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven.
Enoch then details the following: o The son of Lamech (Noah) is told that a flood will consume and destroy the earth because of the acts of the demons o The demons are cast into a place of darkness until the final judgment, at which time they will be cast into eternal fire RELATED POST Deductions Demonic angels who committed a specific act of disobedience are cast into this place This place is a place of confinement until the last judgment, where these demons are held “for judgment on the great Day.” o This place is referenced as a punishment in accordance with a quote from Enoch, which details a specific act of angelic disobedience: the procreation between human women and demons This place includes bondage with chains: “bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.” Conclusions This place is one and the same as Tartarus of 2 Peter 2:4 o It is a place of confinement for the whole of history, until the final judgment o Those confined there are angelic in nature o This confinement is due to a particularly evil act o This confinement includes being bound within, by chains or locked room (dungeon)