Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Passover Meditation #8 for the Lenten Season 2012

~  ~  ~ The Door of the Cross ~  ~  ~

And
this is the Will
of the ONE WHO
has sent ME+,
that everyone
seeing the SON+
and believing,

trusting into HIM+
should have
Everlasing Life:
and I+ Will
raise him up
at the Last Day.
John 6:40 Green's Greek Interlinear 

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Everlasting LIFE versus the Everlasting DEATH --- that Second DEATH ! Yes, there is a Lake of Fire recorded in Revelation 20:14. Who is cast alive into that burning, rolling Lake of Fire?
  1.  the beast - Rev. 19:20 2.
  2.  the false prophet - Rev. 19:20
  3.  the devil ...after 1000 years of being tied up in the abyss and STILL NOT LEARNING HIS LESSON - Rev. 20:7 and 10
  4. Death - Rev. 20:14
  5. Hell [ Hades ] - Rev. 20:14
  6. ANYONE ELSE NOT FOUND HAVING THEIR NAMES WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE - Rev. 20:15
Now, just who are these people who are not found written in the LAMB'S Book of Life? These are described in Rev. 20: 12 and 13 .

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.


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.

Now, just who were the people who were NOT included in verses 12, 13, and 15... and thus, WERE FOUND written in the LAMB'S Book of Life ? (Rev. 21:27)

  • After the WORD+ of GOD arrived with His+ Heavenly armies and fought and WON THE BATTLE against the beast and the armies of the kings of the earth....
  • and, after the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and satan, was bound and cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years... 
THEN...


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.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 
.
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: 4, 5, and 6 ( 7 is good too!)

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So you see,
DEATH ITSELF
is NOT THE FINAL END
for anyone's soul !
 
Each and every person WILL face something ELSE AFTER DEATH. Each and every person WILL either be:
  • resurrected
  • receive glorified bodies, and
  • join CHRIST as HE+ is returning to reclaim the earth, and
  • reign with CHRIST as a Kingdom of Priests upon this earth
~  OR ~
 
called before GOD and,
  • judged for doing bad works,
  • judged because his name was NOT FOUND in the LAMB'S Book of Life, 
  • and then face the SECOND DEATH
  • and cast into of the Lake of Burning Fire.
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Therefore, let us come boldly unto the Throne of GRACE, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

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