God’s Divine ‘Judicial System’, for SATAN, FALLEN ANGELS and FALLEN MANKIND.
54 (5) Bible verses for “Hell” (Temporary ‘holding cell’ = First Death, until the ‘final or eternal judgement.’) from King James Version.
SEVEN (7) Bible verses for the “Lake of Fire and Brimstone” (Final, Eternal place of Damnation = Second Death, after the final ‘white throne’ judgement of the resurrected ‘evil’ dead.)
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
SEVEN (7) Bible verses for the “bottomless pit”; A ‘deep, dark place’ (temporary holding cell) IN THE EARTH, where fallen angels or the ‘Watchers’ are jailed or chained until the ‘final, eternal’ judgement.
Revelation 9:1 And the fifth (5) angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Revelation 20:3 And cast him [Satan, Devil] into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Revelation 20 ‘WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT’, for ‘evil angels and evil mankind.’
20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (2) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (3) And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (2028 – 3028 = 1,000 years).
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (2028 – 3028 = 1,000 years).
5 But the rest of the (evil) dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. (Year 3028). This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death [lake of fire and brimstone] hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (First Resurrection = Resurrected ‘dead’ Church Age Saints and ‘killed or beheaded’ Tribulation Saints will not undergo the ‘white throne’ judgement and its resulting damnation of the resurrected ‘evil’ dead mankind, at the end of 1000 years, into the lake of fire and brimstone for eternity.)
7 And when the thousand years are expired (3028), Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone [Second Death, final and eternal], where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.)
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (these are the ‘evil’ dead, who died in an ‘unsaved’ state by having rejected Christ’s offer of salvation, ALL of their evil deeds, evil actions or evil works are accounted for and acknowledged or ‘shown as proof’).
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Since Hell has been ‘emptied’ as a temporary jail cell, of all of the evil dead awaiting judgement, it is no longer needed and is destroyed. Eternal judgement and execution for the resurrected evil dead is now commencing in the lake of fire and brimstone, the ‘second’ death.)
Fallen Angels ‘Watchers’, Chained in Darkness in the EARTH: ‘Temporary Holding Cell’ for fallen angels, UNTIL the ‘final eternal’ judgement.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (Fallen Angels, the ‘Watchers’)
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Fallen Angels, the ‘Watchers.’)
Christ has ‘control’ of the ‘KEYS’ of both hell and death: Jesus is the ‘WARDEN.’
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Jesus Christ’s ‘BEMA SEAT’ judgment of the work or deeds accomplished for HIS kingdom, by SAVED CHRISTIANS. These Christians are saved through Christ, but not from or by their work or deeds. Yet, Christ ‘measures or evaluates’ what Christians did or did not do relative to HIS ministry and kingdom. Some spiritual rewards are ‘awarded’ and some are ‘withheld.’ Consider the five (5) crowns of Christ’s Glory that each believer can ‘receive’ for following Christ. And by the same measure, these same crowns can be ‘withheld’ from being awarded by Christ.
1 Corinthians 3
(9) For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. (10) According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. (11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
‘If the 7 Year Tribulation Doesn’t Get Your Attention, Maybe This Will. ‘Is Hell in the Bible and What Is it Like, is it a Physical Place inside of the Earth?‘ Do you want to take the ‘chance’ that ‘time is up’ or that ‘time is not up.’ Either way, you have to make a decision imminently to accept Christ’s offer of Salvation and Forgiveness. Don’t die in an ‘unsaved’ state NOW or the 7 YEAR TRIBULATION. There is something much worse than Hell, it’s called the Lake of Fire and Brimstone and it is for eternal damnation.
Connor Salter Contributing Writer 2021 26 April CrossWalk
Perhaps for obvious reason, hell is not high on the list of things most people want to talk about. Some even wonder is hell in the Bible at all. As unpalatable as the subject is, whether or not hell exists has huge consequences. Here’s what the Bible tells us about hell.
Does the Bible Mention Hell?
The short answer is “yes, but perhaps not the way you think.” The Bible talks many times about hell and the fact that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23), and that there will be a Judgment Day where God will judge all humans who have not repented. For example, Matthew 12:36 says that every (evil dead) person will have to give an account of themselves on (white throne) Judgment Day.
Although English translations of the Bible often use the term Hell throughout the Old and New Testament, there are three basic names used in different places to describe the place where evil, unsaved people go after death. Each one has different connotations.
What Is the Difference between Sheol, Hades, and Hell?
Sheol is the term used in the Old Testament to describe where all people go after death. The Old Testament describes it as a place deep in the ground, and sometimes it is translated as “the grave” or “the pit.” Sometimes it is used to describe where people punished by God go, such as in Ezekiel 32 where it’s prophesied God will punish the Egyptians and they shall lie in Sheol with other slaughtered kings (32:29-31). The Psalms use it to describe being in the darkest place: “you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol” (Psalm 86:13). However, Sheol doesn’t just refer to where people who have rejected God go. It’s also the term used in places like Genesis 15:15 to describe men dying and going to “join their fathers” or going to “the place of their fathers.” When Jesus shares a parable in Luke 16:19-31 about Lazarus and the rich man, he says after Lazarus died he was taken to “Abraham’s bosom,” which may be a term for the section of Sheol where the Hebrews believed the righteous went.
Then there is Hades, the term used in the Septuagint (a Greek translation of the Old Testament) to replace Sheol. For example, in Acts 2:27, Peter preaches to a crowd in Jerusalem and quotes Psalm 16, and “you will not leave my soul to Sheol” (Psalm 16:10) becomes “you will not leave my soul in Hades” (Acts 2:27). If you studied Greek mythology much in school, you know in ancient Greek culture the term refers to the underworld, where everyone goes to either be punished or (in the case of great heroes) to live in paradise. The Gospel writers often use this term to mean the place where unsaved sinners go to after death or the power of death. For example, 1 Corinthians 15:55 reads “oh Hades, where is thy sting?” In Matthew 16:18, Jesus tells Peter that “the gates of Hades,” apparently a term meaning the forces of death,” will not overcome his church. However, sometimes the New Testament writers use it to just generally just mean where all the evil dead go. Like with Sheol, Hades or Hell may be translated as “the grave” or “the pit” in your particular Bible translation.
Then we have Gehenna, the term that Jesus uses when he’s talking about judgment after death. For example, he uses the term in Matthew 5:22 when he teaches that “anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” Gehenna was the name for The Valley of Hinnom, a location in Israel mentioned multiple times in the Old Testament as a place for pagan rituals. In Jeremiah 7:31, God judges the Israelites for their sins, among them being “they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire.” 2 Chronicles 28:3 describes how King Ahaz followed idols, and how “he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire.” 2 Kings 23 says that ultimately King Josiah stopped pagan sacrifices across Israel by tearing down altars and sacrifice sites, and burning human bones on those sites so that the areas were defiled and no one could live there again. It specifically says Josiah “defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech” (1 Kings 23:10). According to archeologists, by the time Jesus was teaching in Israel, Gehenna was being used as a garbage dump. Gehenna is the term most regularly translated as “Hell,” and of the three it is the one that most clearly refers to a place where sinners are sent after death.
What Does the Bible Say About Hell?
Something needs to be made clear before we move into this: the Bible does not give us full details of every single thing we’d like to know. For example, we aren’t told how many total children Adam and Eve had. This is also true of how the Bible talks about Hell. We get many references to it, but we don’t get a whole book of the Bible about someone entering Hell and describing everything he sees. Some of the references to Hell are from Jesus’ parables, which means the imagery may be symbolic. With that context in mind, there are three descriptions that the Bible regularly uses for Hell:
Dark and subterranean. As we’ve established, Sheol and Hades are described as dark, underground places. This is further used to talk about Hell in places like Matthew 8 where Jesus says at Judgment Day many Gentiles will enter heaven, while many “subjects of the kingdom” will be shown to not have faith and be “thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (8:12).
Fiery. We get this in the parable of the weeds that Jesus tells in Matthew 13, and he later describes the parable by saying, “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:40-42). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns his disciples that “anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell” (Matthew 5:22). Revelation also uses this imagery on various occasions to talk about the Last Judgment (white throne), which is the final moment where all the resurrected, evil damned enter the lake of fire and brimstone for eternity.
2 Thessalonians 1 says that when God comes for final judgment with his angels, “He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord” (1:8-9). Matthew 25 describes God separating the goats from the sheep, and telling those who did not follow him, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (25:41).
Why Is it Important that Christians Understand Hell?
There are various reasons why we should care about hell, the simplest ones are as follows:
It’s mentioned many times in the Bible. Hell may not be the topic that Jesus talks about most, but he describes it explicitly many times and various major New Testament writers including Paul also reference it clearly. As shown earlier, it’s also heavily implied in the Old Testament with its references to suffering after death. Therefore, hell is something we should know about and try to understand as best as we can in the course of building a systematic understanding of the Bible’s teachings.
It makes it clear that God is just. We may not like the idea of hell, but as we get older, we become more and more aware that we are all broken. We all commit sins, and as the Bible describes it many times, we are all worthy of judgment. Without punishment for sins (big ones created by people like Hitler (and MbS), small ones we commit every day), God would not be a just ruler of the universe. Therefore, Hell is important to help us understand God’s justice and moral goodness, as well as his sovereignty.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone [the ‘second’ death, judged for eternity], where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
7 Verses to be ‘WATCHING, WATCHFUL and FAITHFUL.’
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching and Faithful).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (Watch for that which will come to pass or occur, as I said it would.)
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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