Saturday, April 15, 2017

WHAT Was HE+ Doing down there... in the Heart of the Earth ?

Taking Captivity Captive





Never having occurred before

and never to be repeated !


What Was HE+ Doing Down There ?




For as Jonah was

three days and three nights

in the whale’s belly;


so shall the SON+ of Man be

three days and three nights

in the heart of

the earth.

Matthew 12:40



What was HE+ doing down there in the heart of the earth, for three days and three nights ?


We KNOW HE+ was not sleeping !


We KNOW HE+ was not recuperating !


We KNOW HE+ was not being punished by the devil ! ( As some heretical teachers assert and witch covens too!)


For CHRIST also has once suffered for sins, the RIGHTEOUS+ for the unrighteous, that HE+ might bring us to GOD, being put to death in the flesh, but MADE LIVING by the HOLY SPIRIT: 1 Peter 3:18 ( literal translation) .


Forasmuch then as CHRIST has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:1






Into Thy Hands I+ commend My+ Spirit.

John 19:30 and Luke 23:46


JESUS answered and said unto them,

Destroy this Temple,


and in three days

I will raise it up.


Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this Temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?


But he spake of the temple of his body.


John 2: 19-21


The Witness from Matthew 26:61


And they ( His+ enemies) said,

This Fellow+ said,


I+ am able to destroy

the Temple of GOD,

and to build it

in three days.


Matthew 26:61


The Witness from Mark 14:58


We heard HIM+ say,


I+ will destroy this temple

that is made with hands,




within three days


I+ will build another

made without hands.

Mark 14:58


THOU+ hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: THOU+ hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Psalm 68:18


Oh that the Salvation+ of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 53:6


Oh that the Salvation+ of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the  captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:7


For CHRIST also has once suffered for sins,

the RIGHTEOUS+ for the unrighteous,


that HE+ might bring us to GOD,


being put to death in the flesh,



By WHOM also HE+ went

and preached unto the spirits in prison;


Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of GOD waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.


The like figure whereunto 

even baptism doth also now save us.

 1 Peter 3:18-21


So, WHAT  was  

HE+ Doing

in the Heart of the Earth

 for 3 days and 3 nights ?



HE+ was proclaiming!


HE+ was forming the CHURCH in the heart of the earth… the Ecclesia … the Called-Out onesliterally, called out of sheol, hades, hell, Abraham’s Bosom, the Heart of the Earth.


HE+ was preaching to the Captives, those in Abraham’s bosom, as per Luke 16.  

  • HE+ was preaching to those who died, from Adam to Noah. 

    • HE+ was proclaiming the Good News of Salvation to the Patriarchs up to the time of Moses.  

      • HE+ was proclaiming the fulfillment of the Salvation Message to the Righteous Jews in Abraham's Bosom who had died following The LAW of Moses with all of their hearts, like David did. 


HE+ brought the Message of Salvation through HIMSELF+ to the Righteous Dead, whoever they were, that followed a Right Way of Life. 

[ Keep in mind: they were not CHRIST- REJECTORS . . . for they had had NO OPPORTUNITY to know the Saving GRACE of our LORD JESUS CHRIST  until HE+ preached the GOOD NEWS in the heart of the earth. ] 


Romans 2: 14-15

For when the Gentiles, which have not the Law, do by nature the things contained in the Law, these, having not the Law, are a law unto themselves:

Who shew the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another in the day when GOD shall judge the secrets of men by JESUS CHRIST according to my gospel.



for this cause


was the Gospel preached


also to them that are dead,


that they might be judged

according to men in the flesh,

but live according to GOD in the spirit.

1 Peter 4:6


Your father Abraham rejoiced

to see My+ Day:

and he saw IT,

and was glad !

John 8:56

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My substance was not hid from THEE,

when I was made in secret,

and curiously wrought

 in the lowest parts of the earth.


Thine eyes did see my substance,

yet being unperfect;

 and in Thy+ Book

all my members were written,

which in continuance were fashioned,

when as yet there was none of them. 

( that is, literally, which in a day were formed into ECHAD, the unified plural ONE ... which equals the CHURCH ) 

Psalm 139: 15-16


Thus, the CHURCH, the Ecclesia, 

the Called-Out ones …

 was formed


when Our VICTORIOUS LORD descended


into Hades, Sheol, the Heart of the Earth, 

Abraham’s Bosom

and preached

the GOSPEL unto the dead.


It had never been done before.


Not only the Patriarchs before CHRIST came, but also those dead ones who had never heard of the LIVING LORD and the commonwealth of Israel, the ones who had never had the first chance to join themselves unto Israel to worship the Living LORD… now had the opportunity to receive the GOSPEL of CHRIST.


THAT  is what HE+ was “doing” down there in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights:  FORMING THE CHURCH.


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Thus, as HE+ preached the GOSPEL to the Captives and took those who were held captive in hades, sheol, Abraham’s Bosom, ( i.e., the righteous dead ) … HE+ formed the Church and MOVED IT INTO THE PARADISE OF GOD, which is now located in the Third Heaven !  (see  2 Corinthians 12:2 ).


Hear the Prophet Hosea:


Come, and let us return unto the Lord:

for HE+ hath torn, and HE+ will heal us;

HE+ hath smitten, and HE+ will bind us up.


After two days

will HE+ revive us:

in the third day

HE+ will raise us up,


and we shall live in His+ sight.  !!!


Hosea 6:1-2

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 Glory to GOD in the Highest!

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