Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Place of Eternal Torment and Seperation from God Part One

HELL- the place of eternal torment and separation from God

(Mark 16:15-16 KJV)
And he(Jesus) said unto them,
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
{16} He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believeth not shall be damned.

(Heb 9:27 KJV)
And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
but after this the judgment:

(Isa 66:23-24 KJV)
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another,
shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
{24} And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me:
for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched;
and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

(Dan 12:2-3 KJV)
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
{3} And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

(Ezek 18:30-32 KJV)
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD.
Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
{31} Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed;
and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
{32} For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD:
wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

THE ESSENTIALS OF JESUS' PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPEL

1) REPENT (TURN AWAY FROM SIN AND WICKED BEHAVIOR)
2) FOLLOW ME (JESUS) BECOME A DISCIPLE OF JESUS
3) BELIEVE ON JESUS CHRIST (ENTRUST YOUR SPIRITUAL WELL BEING TO HIM)
4) OBEY MY WORDS (OF JESUS CHRIST).
5) YOU MUST BE SPIRITUALLY REBORN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
6) OBTAIN FORGIVENESS OF SIN BECAUSE OF GOD'S MERCY
7) JESUS TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN
*8) JESUS WARNS ABOUT HELL
9) SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT


Dear Friends,
The subject of Hell is unpopular and offensive, but the Bible talks about it a lot. Jesus talked about it often in the Gospels, warning the people that after you die your soul still ives on..it is eternal..because God is eternal.

God specifically says that He gets no pleasure from sending people to Hell, but that His Holy Nature demands that those who reject Christ must be judged and condemned for their rebellion. Over and over He tells sinners to "REPENT !!", turn away from your evil ways and rebellion against God, and humble yourself and call on the mercy of God to save you.

(Ezek 18:32 KJV)
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD:
wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

(Jer 8:5-6a KJV)
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding?
they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
{6} I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright:
no man repented him of his wickedness,
saying, What have I done? ...

Those who hear the Gospel, and turn from thier wicked ways, and believe on Christ, are promised eternal bliss and provision in Heaven in the presence of God and the angels and all other believers. However, those who reject Christ, bring onto themselves eternal damnation and punishment and all that goes with the Wrath of God...in other words, eternity in Hell. Hell is God's eternal garbage dump, the place where there is burning and suffering and torture, darkness and stench of burning sulfur (brimstone), and massive indestructable worms that do not die but devour and torment the persons who are cast into Hell forever.

(Mark 9:43-44 KJV)
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off:
it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell,
into the fire that never shall be quenched:
{44} Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

(Isa 65:12-15 KJV)
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
{13} Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD,
Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry:
behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty:
behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
{14} Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart,
but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
{15} And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen:
for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

(Rev 20:14-15 KJV)
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.

The greek word for the lake of fire is "Gehenna" . Gehenna refers to the garbage dump outside the city of Jerusalem in the Valley of Hinnom. Fires continually smouldered there, as the site was used as a burning ground for refuse and the dead bodies of criminals and animals. In time, the valley became so noxious that its name became a synonym for hell. The Hebrew phrase ge (“valley of”) hinnom eventually became the Greek Gehenna (Matt. 5:22; Mark 9:43, 45, 47).

(Isa 3:10-11 KJV)
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
{11} Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
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THE PRE-EMPTIVE WAY OUT OF HELL: SALVATION THROUGH THE DEATH OF CHRIST

The Blood of Jesus Christ became the payment for our sins when He voluntarily shed it on the Cross of Calvary. Since Jesus Christ is God in the Flesh, God ordained that His sacrifice would be needed to pay for our sins and acceptible to appease God's Wrath. We enter in to this forgiveness for our sins when we believe on and trust in Christ and His sacrifice, and study His Word and obey it. When we do so, we escape the punishment which God has ordained for those who rebel against God and ignore His Son's sacrifice, and are rewarded by God with eternity in Heaven.
(Lev 17:11 KJV)
For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

(Heb 9:22-24 KJV)
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood;
and without shedding of blood is no remission.
{23} It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these;
but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
{24} For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true;
but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
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DESCRIPTIONS OF HELL

NO REMEMBRANCE OF GOD
(Psa 6:5 KJV)
For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

NO ACTIVITY OR USEFULNESS
(Eccl 9:10 KJV)
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;
for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

SHAME AND SILENCE
(Psa 31:17 KJV)
Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee:
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

(Psa 94:17 KJV)
Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

REMOVED FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING
(Isa 38:10-11 KJV)
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave:
I am deprived of the residue of my years.
{11} I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living:
I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

(Job 7:9-10 KJV)
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away:
so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
{10} He shall return no more to his house,
neither shall his place know him any more.
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HELL-THE LAND OF THE DARKNESS OF DEATH
(Job 10:21-22 KJV)
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
{22} A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death,
without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

(Job 16:22 KJV)
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
(Job 17:1 KJV) My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

THE REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE OF THOSE LOVE THE WORLD BUT HATE GOD

(Job 21:13-18 KJV)
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
{14} Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
{15} What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
{16} Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
{17} How oft is the candle of the wicked put out!
and how oft cometh their destruction upon them!
God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
{18} They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

(Psa 49:16-19 KJV)
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
{17} For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away:
his glory shall not descend after him.
{18} Though while he lived he blessed his soul:
and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
{19} He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

DESTRUCTION OF THE PERSON IN HELL
(Psa 49:14-15 KJV)
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them;
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning;
and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
{15} But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave:
for he shall receive me. Selah.

PREMETURE DEATH
(Isa 38:10-13 KJV)
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave:
I am deprived of the residue of my years.
{11} I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living:
I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
{12} Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent:
I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness:
from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
{13} I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones:
from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

JESUS DESCRIBES THE SEPARATION OF RIGHTEOUS FROM WICKED AT THE JUDGEMENT

(Mat 25:31-46 KJV)
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him,
then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
{32} And before him shall be gathered all nations:
and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
{33} And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

{34} Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
{35} For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me in: {36} Naked, and ye clothed me:
I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
{37} Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee?
or thirsty, and gave thee drink? {38} When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
{39} Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
{40} And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

{41} Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
{42} For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
{43} I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
{44} Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered,
or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
{45} Then shall he answer them, saying,
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
{46} And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.
Please Remember that Jesus died for All and that the Choice where you live in Eternity lies in your hands. You can accept Jesus in your Life and admit you are a sinner and you need A Saviour and Lord in your life or you can reject Jesus. Jesus died that all might be saved. Give Jesus a Chance.
Agape
Zelma

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