Lake Of Fire As Earthly Prophecy And Results

Jesus said, “You must be born again.. You shall receive the gift the Father has promised.. The Holy Spirit will come upon you.. I will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire ..Flames like tongues of fire came upon them.. Everyone will be salted with fire..”

Paul wrote – “..Not as though I am already perfect.. but this mortal must put on immortality.. at the last Trump(et)* and those who have fallen asleep in Christ will rise first, then those who are alive and remain.. And so shall we meet the Lord at His coming” (at His epiphaneai – appearing/epiphany/glorious display). [The Greek word meaning “having fallen asleep” #G2837 occurs three times in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15, and eighteen times in the NT, thirteen of those times referring to being dead/nekros-without life.]

Prophet Zechariah wrote – “In that day his feet will stand on Mount of Olives, and it will split in half by a great earthquake..”

..The tares having gathered to Armageddon, and armies surrounding Israel(?).. A great lake of fire.. in the valley of Har`geddon called Gehenna.. (After smaller ones were “loosed”. All by man, see Rev. 7:1, 13:13, and the last words of 6:4.)

Yahweh, the Father says (much later) in Revelation 21, “Behold I make ALL things new.. in the which the heavens and Earth.. the elements will melt with a furious heat (LOF).. I will now “Tabernacle* with man on Earth made new, in heavens made new. The lion will eat straw like the ox and the bear will graze with the cow”.. Paradise locked into place, because love will rule every heart.. [“God is love” and “love never fails”! He is Life and He “is perfect” therefore anything off course can only be loosed.. and fade away [#G1601].. The result of missing the mark is death. But “God is the savior of all”. And “He knows how to keep the un” – not yet – “righteous for correction upon Day of Judgment* (when) ALL the ends of Earth will remember” – Hebrew word, “will come to their senses – and turn to the LORD, and ALL families of the nations will worship/rejoice before Him” ..”Every tongue will – wholeheartedly (the original Greek) confess `Jesus is Lord`! —- I, Yahweh have sworn by oath that every knee shall bend and every tongue swear allegiance.. A river of life flowing from the throne.. and all manner of fruit trees.. The time of the singing of birds is come!”

[References — John 3:3; Acts 1:4,8; Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:3; Mark 9:49 (in the original language); Philippians 3:12; 1 Corinthians 15:53; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 13:40; Revelation 16:14-16; Luke 21:20?(?); Joel 3:14-16, Isaiah 66:18, Micah 4:12; Revelation 19:20 two figuratively “alive” a world body and an anti-theory of life; Revelation 7:1-2, 13:13, and last words of 6:4; Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:12-13; Isaiah 11:7; Hebrews 10:16; 1 John 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 13:8; Numbers 27:16; Matthew 5:48; Greek word 1601, “to fade away, nautical off course”; Romans 6:23; 1 Timothy 4:10; 2 Peter 2:9 (original!); Psalm 22:27; Philippians 2:11; Isaiah 45:23; Revelation 22:1-2; Song Of Solomon (S.O.S) 2:12 (S.O.S.?! s.o.s. 8:14) *The Fall Holy Days as types of the three main peaks of the Lord’s long second advent –– Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Tabernacles – like His first advent fulfilled the Spring ones. Leviticus 23]

 

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Biblical Eschatology

The Lord Jesus will come from heaven with His powerful angels, and in a flaming fire. (From 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Note: when the prophecy concerning a lake of fire was given, and translated, they had no idea of man’s modern [fiery] capabilities.)

Jesus said, “Many will come saying I am Lord.. Many false prophets will come and fool many people.. Evil will spread and cause many to stop loving others.. If you are told here is the Messiah or there He is, don’t believe it, for the coming of the Son of man will be like lightning seen from east to west, where there is a corpse there will always be buzzards. Just before then, the sun and moon will be dark and it will look as though the stars are falling and shaking.. All nations upon Earth will weep when they see Him coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory and at the sound of a great trumpet He will send His angels throughout the Earth to gather His own. (From Matthew, chapter 24)

…With a blast of God’s trumpet the Lord will return from heaven.. Not every one of us will die, but we will all be changed ..At the sound of the last trumpet, the dead in Christ will rise and we will all be changed.. this mortal shall put on immortality. (From 1 Thessalonians 4 and 1 Corinthians 15. The ancient Fall Holy Day “Trumpets” is prophecy of this event, Leviticus 23.)

The rest of the dead rise not until after the thousand years (rule of Jesus upon this Earth) and then will begin “the Judgment”, prophesied by the Fall Holy Day called “Day of Atonement”. And “whoever will not afflict their soul on that day will be cut off from the people”. (Leviticus 23)

John 12:32, Jesus said He will draw all to Himself.

Every knee shall bend and every tongue will wholeheartedly -according to the Greek word used – confess Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father of us.. All the ends of Earth will turn to the LORD, and all families of the nations will worship and rejoice before Him. (Philippians 2:10-11 and Psalm 22:27)

The bear will graze with the cow, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. (Isaiah 11:7) Every one will live under their own vine and fruit tree and no one will bother them.. (Micah 4:4)

From Isaiah 45:23 – I the LORD have sworn by oath, that unto Me shall every knee bow.

God is love, and love never fails. (1 John 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 13:8)

The ‘End’

 

Poof! Hell Is Gone

You’ll never know anyone more generous and kind, than the Heavenly Father. In fact 1 Jn.4:8 says He is love! And then there’s this, if He wasn’t perfect, He too would fade away. Perfect makes no mistake(s). And can lose nothing. Why did He put innocent Adam and Eve in the little garden well after the first bound to occur rebel thought occurred? He knew (of course) what was in the adversary’s heart! But see how all are taking this unavoidable journey (and lesson) all together, at once. Unavoidable if there’s to be thinking and reasoning ability! You see, if God is life itself – and what else could be? And He “is perfect” (Mt.5:48) then anything in thought, word or deed that differs with Him, is imperfect, the opposite of life!

– So the remedy was built in from the beginning, “Christ crucified at the foundation of the world” (Rev.13:8). But as a loving father, He is letting choices, other than His, exist and run their course. Even though now there is suffering, there is death, there are wars.. All of which He, as life itself, lives through! Why put Himself through all that? So all will fully understand what is, and tends to life, and what is, and tends to death. Good from evil! How are you going to have an enduring paradise (for all) if there is any rational creature that does not fully understand that? Understand what? That He is Life. And no one can have life apart from Him – and, His perfection. Perfection is life. Missing the mark (translated sin) is death. All need to know it can never work! Go not that way!

– Jesus tells us, via the parables, that humanity is the Father’s garden. It’s a crazy garden! The weeds far outnumber the wheat! But in the ‘end’ even the weeds will become wheat! Because Jesus said He will draw all to Him, Jn.12:32.

– But that doesn’t mean this circus (travesty?) won’t play out to the conclusion. After all, that’s the proof! The conclusion of this lesson of good and evil. We’re told all about that conclusion. The nations will “make war” (Rev.12:17 w/ Mt.23:39; Rev.16:14,15,16) against Jerusalem (Israel). The weeds will gather to Armageddon. Which will mushroom into a (manmade) lake of fire (prophecy thought to be, you guessed it, ‘hell’). Jesus returns, gathering all believers of all time to Himself, to meet Him as He is arriving, and on that day His feet will stand upon Mount of Olives which will split in two via a great earthquake (Zechariah 14:4). And thus the prophesied Millennium of Jesus begins. The “rest of the dead come not back to life until after the thousand years” (Rev.20:6).

– His first advent, as we know, fulfilled the ancient Spring Holy Days. He was the Passover Lamb dying the death/annihilation/lack of life all were under (1 Jn.2:2) a strong enough image to pierce every self tormenting conscience! He is the Unleavened Bread of Life, and the Firstfruits of God. I.e, the three Spring Holy Days are prophecy of, and represent His first advent/visit. Along with Pentecost seven weeks later, when He baptized the first believers with flames of fire. God is that fire!

– Doesn’t that mean His long second advent – the three main peaks of – will follow the pattern of, and are prophesied by the three Fall Holy Days of – Trumpets (of Rev. and His return), and 10 days later (1000 years later) Day of Atonement, and 5 days later (500 years later) Tabernacles! Notice how Rev.21, verses 1 and 3, say “..a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.. the tabernacle of God is with mankind, and He will dwell (tabernacle) with them..”

– “The bear will graze with the cow and the lion will eat straw like the ox.” (Isaiah 11:7)

In review and summary, the pattern plays out like this, the Lord’s return and the millennium of a thousand years; then “the judgment” of 500 years. Which is the only time Ps.22:27 can be fulfilled. Which says “all the ends of Earth will remember/take thought, and turn to the Lord, and all families of the nations will worship/rejoice before Him!” Thus, all names found “in the book of life”! ..Like ancient collective Day of Atonement, anyone “not afflicting their soul on that day will be cast out from among the people! But seriously, after rising from their dusty grave (translated ‘hell’) and living through the judgment (great day of review) who’s not going to “believe”?

– Isaiah 45:21-24 says – “..Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I the Lord? There is no other God but me. A just God. And a Saviour.. Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth.. I have sworn, by my own name! I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to me. The people will declare, `The Lord is the source of all my righteousness and strength.` And all who were angry with him will come to him.”

– “With God nothing is impossible!” (Luke 1:27) “He is love” and “love never fails!” 1 John 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 13:8 & see 15:22(-28). The Holy Days – Leviticus 23.

 

Keys To Eschatology

Eschatology, the word, is from the Greek word “esxatos / eschatos” which means last, final, the furthest, the extreme-end. So eschatology is the study of last things and extends beyond into following ages until we get to Revelation 21, when all things are made new.

There are things written by the prophets, especially by Isaiah and Zechariah, which also show up in the Book of Revelation / Apocalypse.

It’s helpful to think of Revelation as a theater play. A great theater play with acts, scenes, curtain risings.. and with an orchestra. And once each music note sounds, it continues sounding to the crescendo at ‘the end’.

The Revelation curtain rises at chapter six. The four horsemen of the apocalypse come riding forth and their rides continue to the ‘end’. In this way some things are told here so early on in the vision, which do not occur until very late days, by describing the entire ride, here at the beginning of vision.

Revelation chapter 12 is an insert! It’s a total, stand alone history. And is a vision within the vision, which begins with the birth of Jesus. “Behold.. a great sign.. a virgin will conceive.. the Son of man”. In this vision we can see Herod the Great, the fall of Jerusalem in 70 a.d., the inquisition(s), the ship called the Mayflower (yes the Mayflower), a coming drought, and then at the last verse, the gathering to Armageddon. But which verse needs Matthew 23:39.

Prophecy, like history, repeats itself. The anti-Christ (little beast), the worldwide beast, the false prophet, Babylon, may not be the same ones of yesteryear.

Revelation 13:13 pinpoints an office. Not an individual. And – it occurred in 1945. Yes, a mushroom which will one day be a lake of fire, seal 6 of chapter 6 – which is paused at 7:1, and is still having “the winds of it held back” to this day.

Babylon of the day sits on seven continents and has beguiled all nations. She has made the merchants wealthy and the kings of Earth (politicians) are in bed with her ($ity Babylon). Isaiah mentions “in the day the towers fall”. The ancient Babel Tower was the first tower.

The world wide beast – of Revelation 13,  verses 1-10, as opposed to verses 11-18, and the “false prophet”/teacher/teaching/theory/strong delusion(#1? lol) are destroyed in the lake of fire. So these are not people but institutions of man “active” at the time of the Lord’s return (“in fire / in the midst of? and with His angels” 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; 2 Peter 3:10-11).

This of course is when all believers alive and dead rise “to meet Him at His coming”. Zechariah 14:4 says “in that day His feet shall stand upon Mount of Olives, which will split by earthquake, into a great valley”. And thus begins what is popularly called the Millennium.

“The rest of the dead do not rise until after the thousand years.”

To understand the ages, which Paul mentions (Ephesians 2:7) study the pattern of the ancient Fall Holy Days of Leviticus 23. As His first advent perfectly fulfilled the Spring ones, surely His long second one will fulfill the Fall ones(?) The three Holy Days coinciding with the three major peaks, His return, Judgment ‘Day’ and “God will now tabernacle with man upon Earth made anew”. (See 1 Corinthians 15:27-28/22-28).

“..I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away..” [2 Peter 3:13] “`Behold! the tabernacle of God is with man, and He will dwell with them`..” (Rev.21:1-5)

“Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb..” (Rev.22:1)

“The lion will eat straw like the ox.. the bear will graze with the cow..” (Isaiah 11:7)

 

The Great Day of The Heavenly Court

Why do so many believe a person is judged and goes to either heaven or ‘hell’ at their death? That the angels carry the (immortal) souls of the good, the believer/follower to heavenly paradise at their passing. And I suppose the demons carry away – to the fiery center of the Earth, is one belief!  The (immortal) soul of all nonbelievers, even those never told about Jesus or perhaps even of Yahweh?

Maybe it’s because it’s become “all about us”. “Judgment Day” is all about me. The visions of The Great White Throne and myriads of myriads gathered before Him, is referring to each individual’s judgment day at their death? This was the teaching of the nations. Which reached its epiphany in Greece, and subtly made its way into the scriptures via translation by humans living in culture very much steeped in those beliefs. (And again through putting the scripture in a box labeled, nothing/not much literal?)

“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.” – Psalm 22:27

It sure is good to know that! Have a great day!

 

The Three Rs of Christian Universalism

Universal Repentance, Universal Reconciliation, Universal Renewal

Psalm 22 – “1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? 16 They pierced My hands and My feet.. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.

In Summary:

 

Beyond Genius

Didn’t He set the whole machinery of life and the universe in motion from the very beginning? He seeks all, but it’s not like He is feverishly searching high and low, not knowing where anybody is, but surely(?) He sent out the total blueprint into being, from beginning to end, right from the beginning. Talk about a big bang.. Looking at the universe it seems to me He is very orderly. And in His casting it all forth, its machinery from first to last all coded in, included was rational creatures, or beings if you prefer. Which rationality allows (engineers!) thinking and reasoning ability. And with that comes the power of choice. Yet in the machinery of it, through all ages, from Adam to the last mortal person left walking, it all returns to Him.

“..having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together, in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him.” Ephesians 1:10

And verse 11, “In Him also we obtain an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to His own will.”

Psalm 22:27 – “All the ends of the world will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.”

When? When is the time when Psalm 22:27 can be fulfilled? Literally, like previous verses in the Psalm. It has to be after the resurrection of all humanity (surely?) and before the “all in all” event when the Father makes all things new. (The event of Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:13)

Psalm 30 – “You brought me up from the grave.. what profit in the pit? ..can dust praise You..?”

Isaiah 45:23 – “I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear.”

Philippians 2:10,11 – “that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue will (Greek word, #G1843 – wholeheartedly) confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.