The reality of Hell?

Through talking with a brother today this word was quickened to me.

Its a message that has basically gone extinct In recent times..

So little is said these days on this uncomfortable truth.

The church and the world today, do not have a stomach for any who would dare speak on such things as these.

I wonder how many Christians know that Jesus spoke on hell twice as much as he spoke on heaven.

This might be a shock to many, it was for me when I heard this.

We are almost embarrassed that so much is said about it in the gospels.

People today just will not accept that the wages of sin is death.

If one truly reads the teachings of Jesus, then one is shocked at the things that the Lord spoke on hell.

According to Jesus hell is very real, its a place that one will not want to be.

But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear.

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.

And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one foot than to be thrown into hell with two feet.

“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!

But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.

These are just a few statements made by Jesus regarding the reality of hell.

How much soberness would come back to the house of God, if we truly once again were given a new unveiling of the reality of such a place as this.

I believe the world is starving for this word to once again be spoken.

This world is hell bound, its so obvious to any who have any spiritual insight into the reality of a holy God.

The bible say that God is angry with the wicked every day.

We as the church have cowered away from speaking this word, to a world that will some day, according to the bible awake in hell.

God does not say anything that he does not mean.

The bible says that it is impossible for him to lie.

What Jesus spoke will come to pass.

If it doesn’t then God is a lair, which is unthinkable.

This world is heading into damnation, and the church cant or will not warn them.

I know its a tricky subject for one to speak, but I believe the times they are a changing.

I believe this word will once again be spoken throughout the land, through a church that once again knows, and understands the reality of such a place as this.

Living by truth

Living by the truth, does not mean that you mentally believe something that is written down and observed?

To live by the truth, is to live by a life, which is altogether different and other than what we know by nature.

Jesus said you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.

Truth is not a system of belief, like following a bunch of rules.

This world is built on a foundation of deception and lies.

Everything about this world is hostile in nature, in regards to the truth as God sees it.

The truth as the world lives in, and the truth as God lives in, are like two altogether different kinds of species of creatures.

Outside of who and what God is, there is nothing that is true.

This world, which we live in, might look to our natural condition, to be a very enriching and wonderful place.

Humanity thinks itself to be such a clever and enlightened species.

By the coming of Jesus into this world, this world was split in two.

Jesus never came into this world to start a new religion, which is called Christianity?

What Jesus brought into this world was a different kind of life, which is called the truth.

This life that Jesus lived out in this world, was another species altogether different and other, than what was in the world.

Jesus never ever came into this world to make man a better creature.

Jesus came into this world, to put this creature that lives in this world, on a cross.

This is what Gods answer was regarding the creature man, who lives in this world.

The coming of the Lord

We are bombarded by eschatological timetables of the return of the Lord.

Every one seems to have a formula of this historic event.

The Christian book stores are full of these books; the TV preachers have every detail figured out.

I’m beginning to come to this realization that the return of the Lord is first a spiritual event before it is a literal manifestation.

I believe the physical manifestation of his return is at the end of this day.

The physical revealing is the expression of the spiritual reality.

The visible is the culmination of the spiritual.

I believe the day of the Lord does not mean that he leaves heaven then comes to earth.

Remember that his appearing is sudden; people are shocked when he arrives.

So what I believe I am seeing is that the day of the Lord could start well before his physical revealing.

We could be at this moment in history be witnessing this day.

If we are looking for outward signs we will miss it.

This event is first spiritual in nature before a visible manifestation.

I believe all the signs of the end point to spiritual realities; if we can’t first see the spiritual reality we will miss the visible event.

The Mark of the beast the man of sin the great falling away, all these signs are first a spiritual phenomenon before a literal event.

If I’m reading the scriptures right, most people will be fooled by the day of the Lord.

The book of revelation is a heavenly book; John was in the spirit when he wrote it. It was a spiritual unveiling. All the mystical figures were spiritual events.

If we try to make it literal, we are already fooled.

This book is an unveiling of spiritual events; we can’t formulate a system out of it.

Living in the prophetic is living before the event; we already understand the thing once it arrives, we have already seen the spiritual reality of it.

This doesn’t mean that you have to have a prophetic gift to understand this, it means that if you live in the reality of in Christ Jesus, you should be witness to the hidden signs.

Remember the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, this is one of the attributes that is reality through union with him.

This is why the Lord is always warning us of his coming, be wise, don’t be foolish, be alert, keep your lamp of spiritual fervor burning, don’t allow your oil to run dry.

The end of this age is a time of the greatest deception that mankind has known.

If we miss the spiritual reality of it, we will be as the German nation, which were completely fooled by the powers of the air, they thought that they were true, but little did they know they were pawns in the hands of the evil one.

Who else but the powers of the air would want to destroy the Jewish nation?

This act of barbarianism is not human in nature; it is evil, which is energized from the power of the air, they high jacked the German nation into doing their evil will.

This was not about Hitler, it was about the God of this age, Hitler was only just a pawn in his hand, but I will say a willing pawn.

This is what is ahead for the end of this age; these powers are not giving up in their thirst of destroying this people.

The powers full well know what they represent.

The isolation of this nation is already being witnessed. Anti-Semitism is escalating rapidly.

Remember what the Lord said, they will put them to death thinking that they are doing God a service.

The coming cosmic collision

The powers this present age, which are the foundations of this creation, are not only in rebellion against God, they are hostile toward anything that represents him.

They have no desire to let man escape their evil tyranny.

They do everything they possibly can do, to keep humanity subject under their authority.

These fallen rulers and authorities of this present darkness, have framed this world after their image and likeness.

All we have to do is look at this world in which we live, to know how they operate and rule.

This world is fashioned and celebrated according to their kind.

The lust of the flesh, the love of money, seeking after pleasure.

All these things are not of the true God, they are hostile to his nature.

This evil age does everything it can to blind and deceive humanity from seeing the truth of a holy God, who will require every human to answer for their life lived.

Mankind is trapped in this cycle of death, he can’t escape the tyranny they hold over him.

The knowledge of this is not something that is come into lightheartedly.

It is very sobering once our inner eyes begin to witness these truths.

These fallen gods of this present time and age,are a very real phenomenon.

They regulate the hidden systems of this world, and they are a necessary evil in this present age.

Some believe that God will redeem these powers, using the argument that they are necessary to sustain this creation.

I can’t follow this line of reason.

I can’t see how they can be redeemed.

I don’t believe this argument has any scriptural support.

These authorities are very intelligent entities, who well understand the purposes of God much better than any of us.

They know what the real end game is.

They have understanding of their season and destiny.

This is the reason they do, and will do, anything to hang onto power in this world.

They are fully aware what the return of the Lord represents to their eternal destiny and fate.

As we begin to witness the prophetic fulfillment of the return of the Lord, we will begin to witness an ever growing desperation against Israel and the church.

This hostility will elevate dramatically as the end of the age approaches.

I am feeling prophetically a real sense of desperation coming from this realm of evil.

They know that their time as the usurpers of this age, is quickly coming to a climatic ending.

This is what is ahead for the church and Israel.

Don’t think that this age ends with a whimper.

The bible is very clear regarding the end of this dispensation.

This age ends with the cosmic collision between two systems and two kingdoms.

The kingdom of the rulers of this present darkness, and the kingdom of the ruler of Light.

The bible teaches that when these events do come, they will come suddenly.

Adam or Christ

What did John really mean when he made the statement in 1 John; the whole world lies in the power of the evil one?

This statement is one of the most confounding statements in scripture.

Does this really mean what is says, does this world really lie in the wicked one.

To me this statement draws great attention due to the fact that it was written after the book of revelation.

John made this statement well after the book of revelation was written.

Scholars believe the revelation was written in the year of 96, the date of 1 John is around 100 to 105.

The scriptures only give us glimpses of these hidden realities, which are hidden to our natural faculties.

The problem is that we are a deceived race of people; we live in a world of deception, which is governed by the rulers of this age.

In Adam we all by nature are blinded by the god of this age, he is the hidden energizing reality behind the natural man.

Paul says that we by nature unknowingly do his will.

We are all representatives of the race of Adam; no matter who you are, you are under the racial head who is Adam.

This inheritance that Adam represents we inherit through natural birth.

Everything that is true of Adam is now true of us.

Adam is the source of all our life springs.

But Adam lives on the ground of deception.

He does not know this, but he is a servant to another, he is bound to do some one others will.

This is a very weird reality that we by nature stand on this ground, which is Adam,

The life of Adam energizes all of our movements in this life.

The problem is that Adam lives by a fallen deceived life.

This is all that we know, this is what we are born into, there is nothing else; we are stuck on this ground of such misery turmoil and confusion.

We have a hard time admitting to ourselves that we are really not free agents.

We are bound to a life of sin and death, which we freely inherited through the fall of Adam.

This is the main source of all religion, trying to make Adam a good moral person.

Adam cannot be good, Adam is a servant to sin and death.

This life of Adam is united with the reality of the evil one, this we don’t like to hear.

Yes we all by birth into this world do inherit this union, which is our inheritance through Adam.

This is our natural inheritance when we are born into this life, there is nothing else.

But the good news of the gospel is, now there is another place for us besides what we have come into through natural birth.

This other ground, who is Christ, is the place were we truly find what we long for, peace, truth, freedom, the great yoke that Adam carries is now lifted off.

This is the mystery of the faith that now we can live in a totally different kind of reality, which is completely other than the world knows.

It’s like living on a different planet than what we presently see and know.

This is the mystery of the gospel, that the world of Adam and the world of Christ do live side by side in this place called earth.

But we do know that the Adam race and his God were judged at the cross.

We do know that in the end there will only be one kind of a kingdom left.

These two kingdoms are growing together into maturity.

One is maturing into the full expression Adam, which is death.

The other is maturing into the full expression of Christ, which is life.

Thy mystery of iniquity

What is this mystery, if Paul calls it a mystery, then we should not believe the simple interpretations that we have been taught.

When Paul speaks the word mystery it’s not a statement he uses lightly.

There are two main interpretations of this in the church. The reformers believed that this was the Roman Catholic Church; and the man of sin was the pope.

This has shifted more recently with the establishment of the state of Israel.

Large parts of the church now believe that these events will take place once the temple is rebuilt, in which triggers the revealing of the man of sin.

Paul calls him the man of sin.

This word man that he uses, is the same word in the Greek as he used when he says.

The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15-45

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.

And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15-47,48,49

Adam the man is a racial representation of a type of humanity.

Christ the man is also a representation of a kind of humanity.

When Paul is speaking of the man of sin, he is using the same kind of language as he uses in 1 Corinthians.

I believe Paul was not alluding to an individual character called the man of sin.

What I believe Paul was speaking of was a type of humanity.

The seeds of this humanity were already planted in the days of the Apostles.

John called it the Antichrist.

The leaven of this type of humanity was already in the early church well before the Roman Church came into being.

When the Lord was asked about the tares in with the wheat, Jesus didn’t say pull the tares out, he said let them grow together until the harvest, harvest time is when the difference will be known.

The Lord was asked were did these tares come from; the Lord said that the evil one planted them among the wheat.

So this leaven has been apart of the church since the time of the apostles.

What the end of the age does is, it matures the two kinds of humanities that are in the Christian church.

These two types of humanity are not localized in one expression, they are scattered throughout the whole body of Christendom.

They grow together as one family until harvest time.

Then comes the end when the Lord sends his angels to separate the two, notice its not until the end of the age until we truly know what is what.

So in the main stream of the true church family is this kind of humanity, it looks like the real thing, acts like the real thing, even has spiritual power to show great signs and wonders, but inwardly they are false.

The problem is they don’t know this, they think they are the true, they think that what is being manifested through them is truly the power of God.

The sad thing also is, the true sheep usually get fooled by them.

Not knowing that Satan can, and does transform himself into an angel of light.

John said believe not every spirit, you have an anointing from holy one that should alert you to the thing if it truly is of God, or the evil one.

The really sad part is that there are so few who really question these things.

We are in a state today that if we feel some kind of spiritual power in it then it must be of God.

This is the same condition that the Jews were in when Jesus was among then, always looking for signs and wonders, remember what the Lord said, a evil and adulterous generation seeks these things.

The word that the Lord gave them then, is the same word he is giving now, the only sign that will be given is the sign of Jonah, the word of the cross, this is the place that we truly find the power of God, this is the place of true reality.

Prophetic Warning

This is a prophetic warning that came.

Get your house in order.

The hour is escalating rapidly .

The nations are about to be shaken.

Set your life in proper order.

Seek the Lord while he still may be found.

Be not foolish virgins, but be wise knowing the time is short.

The urgency that is coming from the spirit realm is startling.

The sense of dread is staggering.

Get in the safety of the life of the risen ascended Lord.

Repent! for the hour of the wrath of the Lamb is at hand.

The cup of iniquity is full.

Multitudes multitudes in the valley of decision.

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain.

The hour of shaking is at the door.

Blessed assurance

1After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.

“I have revealed you[a] to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.

“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. 10 All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name;[b] now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. 12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.[c] I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.

25 Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. 26 But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, 29 for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else.[d] No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.”

How can one read these statements by Jesus himself and not believe in the election of his people . These words that the Lord spoke in John are staggering.

What a foundation of faith we have under our feet.

Paul’s statements in Romans are also amazing.

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[o]37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

10 This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins.[f] 11 But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; 12 he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, “Your older son will serve your younger son.”[g] 13 In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.”[h]

14 Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! 15 For God said to Moses,

“I will show mercy to anyone I choose,
    and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”[i]

16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.

17 For the Scriptures say that God told Pharaoh, “I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.”[j] 18 So you see, God chooses to show mercy to some, and he chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen.

19 Well then, you might say, “Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what he makes them do?”

20 No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? 22 In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction. 23 He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory. 24 And we are among those whom he selected, both from the Jews and from the Gentiles.

25 Concerning the Gentiles, God says in the prophecy of Hosea,

“Those who were not my people,
    I will now call my people.
And I will love those
    whom I did not love before.”[k]

One could add many more amazing foundational scriptures regarding the guarantee of salvation from beginning to the ending.

Not one that he has chosen will perish? wow! who could make this kind of an statement but the universal God and King.

Why are the nations in an uproar

If we truly have eyes to see into the spirit realm, which governs this world, we would see a glorious eternal kingdom, which is right in the midst of the very presence that we dwell in.

Its kind of like three in one, the earthly realm were we inhabit, the lower heaven-lies were the principalities and powers inhabit, and the upper heaven-lies were the King and his Kingdom inhabit.

These three realms are here together at the same time, there is no distance that separates them, what separates them is depth?

We have been taught that the kingdom of heaven is some distant place far away.

This kingdom is here and now, right in the very midst of the air that we breathe.

The people who truly have seen and live in this reality called the kingdom of heaven, are the ones that are able to release this kingdom in power, into the realm of the visible.

We have come to mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem; we are not coming to it when we die.

The bible says that we have come to this eternal city yet while we are still living in this earthly realm.

At the Cross the Lord ascended the holy hill of Zion and established this city.

Through his death and resurrection, the Lord laid the foundation of this eternal city.

The bible makes it clear, this city grows out from the earth.

The clouds of witnesses that surround us are the residents of the city, but we that have been born from above, are residents also.

These witnesses were just like us when they died, they just left this physical fleshly realm.

Near the end of his physical life, Samuel Rutherford an old Reformer said, I see Emanuel’s land, and it is full of glory.

What the second coming means to me, is the physical visible revelation of this city.

The bible says every eye will see this appearing?

That to me says that this city covers all the realms of earth now.

When it is revealed every eye will be witness to its physical display.

The age we live in now is not the blessed Age of peace, that will come at the time of its revealing.

This age is the age of battle.

David was a man of battle.

The Lord is building this city in the midst of his enemies.

The Lord is using all the evil work of his enemies to prepare this eternal city.

To live in this city now is to be in a place of warfare.

The world rulers of this present darkness are very agitated at its presence; they want this city and its people who dwell in this place to disappear.

To live in this city is to come under extreme spiritual conflict.

Once we take our stand with the Lord on the holy hill of Zion, we become marked men and women.

Special attention is given us from the world rulers when we make this kind of a stand.

The Lord says fear not I have overcome all your enemies, they are already defeated by him, all we have to do is stand in his complete victory.

To truly come into the revelation of this city, is to truly see the eternal church of the living God.

Ruler of the kings of the earth

On the isle Patmos, the Apostle John was given special unfolding revelation of this universal heavenly man, which who he knew was the Christ of God

John saw that this Jesus who he walked and lived with on the earth, was now again what he always had been.

king of kings, lord of lords.

The eternal God.

The mighty one of Israel.

Ruler of all ages, not only of the present age, but all the ages that have been, and all the ages that will be.

He is the one that regulates the affairs of all his creatures.

All things are held together by his direct power.

He is before all things, he is the power that holds all things together.

What he chooses to do, no one can stop.

What he stops no one can start.

He is the one that sets up Kingdoms and empires, but he is also the one who removes them when the purpose of their use is over.

He is not waiting to rule the earth some day, he is ruling the earth now.

Just because the world is unable see this, doesn’t mean that its not true.

His great appearing in the clouds of glory, will be his self revelation of this historic truth.

This is what John saw, he saw the messiah Jesus who was supposed to set up a earthly kingdom on earth in the land of Israel, now universal lord and king of all things.

His universal rule someday will be a visible present rule, but that day waits until he has first put all his enemies under his feet.

This world is not spinning out of control; the man of the glory is controlling all the affairs of this world.

He is not waiting to be judge he is the judge of the world now.

Yes there is a future judgment to come, but there is also a present judgment now.

He disciplines the nations of the earth, he also disciplines the sins and rebellions of his people.

It might be hidden to the natural eyes, but behind the rod of his hidden wrath, is the hand of this man of glory.

He is the beginning of all things, but he is also the end of all things.

The things that are coming at the close of this age will stagger us unless we see that he is Lord of all events.

His judgments are his self-revelation to us, he reveals himself in his judgments.

The revelation of his mercy is hidden in his judgments.

We cannot see his mercy unless we see his judgments.

The cross was the greatest revelation of the mercy of God, but it was only revealed through the greatest revelation of the judgment of God?

God does not just wink at our rebellions and sins, his righteousness requires his judgment.

But when his judgment has been satisfied then his mercy is revealed.

Mercy is always revealed in his judgments.

If we cower from his judgments in our lives, we will not see his mercy in our lives.

Grace is free but its not cheap, it cost the Son of God everything.

If we refuse his discipline in our lives, we also refuse his Grace and mercy in our lives.

The cross is a revelation of both.

His judgment in our lives should not frighten us.

They are one of the great attributes of God, its what makes him God, its what he is, he is a judge over all his creatures.

Looking back at my life I thank God for his judgments, were would I be without them?