(The Truth About Hell)
Yermeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:31/Tehillim (Psalms) 89:48; 90:3; 146:1-4
Millions of people have been exploited and kept in fear on the basis of the Babylonish teaching that man has an immortal soul. From ancient times, false religion has exploited fear of the soul’s possible torture eternally in hellfire after death. A more subtle refinement of that teaching is the temporary suffering in the fires of purgatory. Sincere people pay to have Masses said for the dead but never know when the payments cease to be necessary! These blasphemous doctrines have no basis in the Writings > Compare Jeremiah 7:31. In fact, the Scriptures teach that man is a living, mortal soul. For his disobedience Adam was not sentenced to hell fire or purgatory but to death. Simply stated, “the wages sin pays is death.” > Romans 6:23 / Genesis 2:7,17 / Gen.3:19.
The Scriptural hope for the dead is based, not on an immortal soul, but, rather, on Yahuah’s promise of a resurrection to perfect life on a paradise Earth > John 5:28,29 / Revelation 21:1-4. Yet another Babylonish teaching is the “holy” Trinity. This teaching is three persons in one Elohim was never a part of the faith of the ancient Hebrews > Deuteronomy 5:6,7/Deut.6:4. A Yahudim (Jew) Himself, Yahushua Messiah certainly never believed or taught that He was Almighty Yah ( the Father). He claimed no part in a triad as taught in Babylonish doctrine or dogma > Mark 12:29/Mk.13:32. Therefore, we must reject Babylonish blasphemous doctrines as taught in the false religions of the world. We render worship to the one true Elohim, Yahuah the Father, through His Son, Yahushua Messiah, who became “a propitiatory sacrifice” for the sins not only of anointed Natsarim (Nazarenes) ~ but of the whole world of mankind > I John 2:2.
Job 14:13-15/Job 19:25-27/Hebrews 11:10,13,16,19,35,39,40 >
Interestingly, Scripture does not say that in the resurrection Yahuah will reassemble the decomposed human bodies of the dead. The actual atoms of those who are long dead, have since been spread all over the Earth and often have subsequently been incorporated into vegetable and animal life – yes, even into other humans, who have thereafter died. It is plain that in the resurrection the same atoms could not be used for more than one person who is raised. Instead, Yahuah will bring humans to life with suitable bodies, without missing parts and other impairments suffered before death, as it pleases Him > I Corinthians 15:35-38. Will these resurrected ones, be recognized by their friends and relatives who are also brought back to life? That seems logical, for if we could not identify the dead who are raised and they us, how would we know that our dead loved ones had really come back or even our very being? Even though Lazarus’ body had been decomposing, he was recognized by relatives and acquaintances after Yahushua resurrected him. Thus, we too can expect that Elohim will lovingly let us see and know one another in the resurrection to life on Earth. > Isaiah 65:23 / Deuteronomy 29:29
Almost all religions teach that the soul is immortal. Hence, their followers believe that those who die are not really dead but are still alive in heaven, purgatory, or hell. As taught in many congregations, those in the latter place suffer horribly for all eternity.
But would an Elohim of love really inflict such suffering on his creatures > I John 4:8. It would seem not, but how can we be sure? Consider carefully the following KJV Scripture proof. “Elohim proceeded to form the man out of the dust of the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life and the man came to be a living soul.” > Genesis 2:7. The original Hebrew (ISR) text reads: “And Yahuah Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of life. And the man became a living being.” Do these inspired statements say that the first man, Adam, was given a soul? No!, he came to be a soul, a living person. This is confirmed by the Apostle Paul, who wrote: “The first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living being (soul).” Paul was quoting from Genesis. > I Corinthians 15:45
Can the human soul die? The prophet Ezekiel wrote: “All the souls – to me they belong. As the soul of the father so likewise the soul of the son – to me they belong. The soul (being) that is sinning – it itself will die.” > Ezekiel 18:4,20 / Ecclesiastes 9:5,10. Obviously, if the soul is dead, then the person knows nothing, hence cannot be suffering. In fact his first public talk after Pentecost 33 C.E., the apostle Peter declared: “Indeed, any soul that does not listen to that Prophet Yahushua Messiah will be completely destroyed from among the people.” So the soul is mortal > Acts 3:23. Lazarus was dead for four days. If you had died but really been alive in the spirit realm for four days and then were resurrected, would you not want to tell others about it? But Lazarus said nothing about having been alive in some other realm. The Scriptures state: “As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all”. > Ecclesiastes 9:5 / Psalms 146:3,4. The Word specifically tells us that there is no purgatory, nor burning hell, and that there is a hope that dead persons, can be resurrected.
The word “hell” is found in many Scripture translations. In the same verses other translations read “the grave”, “the world of the dead”, and so forth. Other Writings (bibles) simply transliterate the original – language words that are sometimes rendered “hell”; that is, they express them with the letters of our alphabet, but leave the words un-translated. The Hebrew she’ohl′ (sheol) and its Greek equivalent hai′des′ (hades), which refer, not to an individual burial place, but to the common grave of dead mankind; also the Greek ge′enna (Gehenna) and the Hebrew Hinnom, which is used as a symbol of eternal destruction. However, both in Christendom and in many non-Christian religions it is taught that hell is a place inhabited by demons and where the wicked, after death, are punished (and some believe that this is with torment).
Hinnom: Hinnom was a deep, narrow valley next to Jerusalem. “Hinnom” was probably the name of the original Jebusite owner of the valley, which ran along the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. The valley of Hinnom was near the entrance to the Potsherd Gate. Its exact location is a matter of debate. The consensus is that the likely location of the historic valley is the wadi-er-Rabai > Jeremiah 7:29-34 / 19:2,6 / 32:35. The worship of idols in Jerusalem took place in the Hinnom valley. King Ahaz (II Kings Chapters 16, 17, 18 / II Chronicles 28), made idols and burned incense there. Ahaz and King Manasseh both offered their sons as sacrifices in the valley of Hinnom. Some point out that the valley was used to burn the dead, animals, garbage, and criminals of extreme crimes, from the city of Jerusalem. Smoke from the burning would have risen continually.
Hinnom became a sign for judgment. “Hinnom” became “Gehenna”, and it is that name the New Testament uses for the place of eternal punishment (death). Gehenna is a place where “the fire is not quenched” > Mark 9:45. Also found in Matthew 18. Gehenna was used as a parable by Messiah to symbolize capitol punishment or laws of execution in relation to crimes committed. Many scholars have interpreted this as a place of torment for sinners after death. But in reality and according to Scripture, this is only a hole in Israel until this day. Fire is often used in the Scriptures to represent destruction or death. The book of Revelation tells us that the dead shall rise (both righteous and unrighteous). > Acts 24:15 says, “Having an expectation in Elohim, which they themselves also wait for, that there is to be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Lazarus and the Rich Man:
Is the account at Luke 16:19-31, literal or merely an illustration of something else? “The Jerusalem Bible, in a footnote, acknowledged that it is a “parable in story” form without reference to any historical personage.” If taken literally, it would mean that those enjoying divine favor could all fit at the bosom of one man, Abraham; that the water on one’s fingertip would not be evaporated by the fire of hell; that a mere drop of water would bring relief to one suffering there. Does that sound reasonable to you? If it were literal, it would conflict with other Scriptures of the Truth. If the Torah (Scriptures) were thus contradictory, would a lover of truth use it as a basis for his faith? But the Torah does not contradict itself!
What does the parable mean? The ‘rich man” represented the Pharisees in Luke 16:14. The beggar Lazarus represented the common Yahudim (Jewish) people who were despised by the Pharisees but who repented and became followers of Yahushua Messiah.* See Luke 18:11 / John 7:49 / Matthew 21:31,32 * Their deaths were also symbolic, representing a change in circumstances. Thus, the formerly despised ones came into position of divine favor, and the formerly seemingly favored ones were rejected by Yah, while being tormented by the judgment messages delivered by the ones whom they had despised > Acts 5:33/Acts 7:54.
In ancient Babylonian and Assyrian beliefs “the nether world”…is pictured as a place full of horrors, and is presided over by gods and demons of great strength and fierceness. Early evidence of the fiery aspect of Christendom’s hell is found in the religion of ancient Egypt. Buddhism, which dates back to the 6th Century B.C.E., in time came to feature both hot and cold hells. Depictions of hell portrayed in Catholic assemblies in Italy have been traced to Etruscan roots. But the real roots of this Elohim – dishonoring doctrine go much deeper. The fiendish concepts associated with a hell of torment slander of The Father and our Savior, originated with the chief slanderer (the Devil, which means “slanderer”) the one whom Yahushua called “the father of the Lie > John 8:44.
Yahushua is relating an illustration in Luke 16:1-31 about a rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus. The rich man represents the religious leaders who are favored with spiritual privileges and opportunities, and Lazarus pictures the common people who hunger for true spiritual nourishment.
Yahushua continues His story, describing a dramatic change in the men’s circumstances. “Now in course of time”, Yahushua says, “the beggar died and he was carried off by the angels to the bosom position of Abraham. Also, the rich man died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, he existing in torment, and he saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in the bosom position with him. Since the rich man and Lazarus are not literal persons but symbolize classes of people, logically their deaths are also symbolic. What do their deaths symbolize, or represent? Yahushua had just finished pointing to a change in circumstances by saying that “the law and the prophets were until Yahuchanon the Immerser (John the Baptizer), but from then on the kingdom of Yah is being declared.” Hence, it is with the preaching of Yahuchanon (John) and Yahushua Messiah that both the rich man and Lazarus die to their former circumstances, or condition.
Those of the humble, repentant Lazarus class die to their former spiritually deprived condition and come into position of divine favor > Genesis 12:3. Whereas they had earlier looked to the religious leaders for what little dropped from the spiritual table, now the scriptural truths imparted by Yahushua are filling their needs. They are thus brought into the bosom, or favored position, of the promise (Genesis 12:3) of Yahuah. On the other hand, those who make up the rich man class come under divine disfavor because of persistently refusing to accept the kingdom message taught by Yahushua Messiah. They thereby die to their former position of seeming favor. In fact, they are spoken of as being in figurative torment.
Listen as the rich man speaks: “Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this blazing fire.” Yah’s fiery judgment messages proclaimed by Yahushua’s disciples are what torment individuals of the rich man class. They want the disciples to let up on declaring these messages, thus providing them some measure of relief from their torments. “But Abraham said, “Child, remember that you received in full your good things in your lifetime, but Lazarus correspondingly the injurious things. Now, however, he is having comfort here but you are in anguish. And besides all these things, a great gulf (chasm) has been fixed between us and you people, so that those wanting to go over from here to you people cannot, neither may people cross over there to us.”
How just and appropriate that such a dramatic reversal takes place between the Lazarus class and the rich man class! The change in conditions is accomplished a few months later at Pentecost 33 C.E., when the New Covenant went into full effect. It then becomes unmistakably clear that the disciples are favored by, Yah, not the Pharisees and other religious leaders. The “great chasm” that separates the symbolic rich man from Yahushua’s disciples therefore represents Yahuah’s unchangeable, righteous judgment. The rich man next requests “father Abraham” to send Lazarus to the house of my father, for I have five brothers.” The rich man thus confesses he has a closer relationship to another father, who is actually Satan the Devil. The rich man requests that Lazarus water down Yah’s judgment messages so as not to put his “five brothers”, his religious allies, in “this place of torment.” But Abraham said, “They have Moses and the Prophets, let them listen to these.” Yes, if the “five brothers” would escape torment, all they have to do is heed the Writings of Moses and the Prophets that identify Yahushua as the Messiah and then become His disciples.
But the rich man objects: “No, indeed, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them they will repent. But he said to him, If they don’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.”
Yahuah will not provide special signs or miracles to convince such. People must read and apply the Scriptures if they would obtain His favor > Luke 16:16,22-31 / John 8:44.
Luke 16:1-31 / Matthew 3:9,10 > Here Messiah was speaking of greedy or covetous people and mainly leaders. It was precisely aimed at the Pharisees, because everything he stated pointed to their actions with the people, in being trustworthy. Luke 16:15 shows how the Pharisees had a respect of persons issue and in men’s eyesight, highly exalted themselves and not in Yah’s will. As we continue to read at Luke 16:19-31, Lazarus represents the people or congregation; the rich man is symbolic for the leaders or Pharisees.
Upon Messiah being born in order for everyone to accept Him, most of the people did accept Him, both Yahudim (Jews) ~ (small number) and Gentiles. Yet, the Pharisees and majority of Yahudim (Israel) rejected Him, in effect caused a great gulf fixed to be between the two. The Pharisees did not obtain the promise of the Father, therefore their generation until now, suffers. *(Fire and Torment is Symbolic)* Those who accept Messiah and Yahuah’s word are forever at peace and rest in this world and the world to come (Symbolically Abraham’s Bosom). Luke 16:28-31 specifies how the Yahudim rejected Moses and the Prophets as well as Messiah. Throughout the whole New Testament, Messiah is mentioned being born, his death, resurrection, returning to Heaven (3rd Heaven/Paradise), and prophecy of His second coming. This leaves no room for the doctrines of men to be true concerning Heaven and Hell in which many scholars or religions believe that those who live good will go to heaven and those who lived bad to hell. The word hell transliterated from the Hebrew word sheol, which simply means the grave. Through traditions and fables, most professing Christians have established this falsehood of hell fire torment as Scripture teaching. But Natsarim/Nazarenes ~those who study, seek, and love the word will find and learn the truth that Yahuah has revealed unto us. Ecclesiastes 9:3-6,10 / John 5:28,29 / Acts 17:30,31 / Acts 24:15 / Revelation 21.
Matthew 5:29,30 / Matthew 18:8,9 / Mark 9:43-48 > These scriptures have been totally misunderstood and misinterpreted. In the original Hebrew translated correctly to English, we find the word Hinnom or Gehenna. Gehenna was and still is a hole or valley in the country of Israel. It was used for burning trash, dead bodies, execution of certain criminals and in Jeremiah 7:31-33, we see where some of the Israelites turned to idols and offered their children as sacrifices in this particular hole or valley. This hole continually burned, kept afire, and was never put out. During medieval times in the translating of the Hebrew to English, Latin, etc…………… The Catholic Papacy along with Pagan rulers replaced the word Gehenna with the word hell.
Also at the same time teaching to the people, a false doctrine of a place of torment or where people go to be punished by burning due to their sins. The word hell also replaced the word sheol, which means ‘the grave” and has caused many to be deceived. Revelation 12:9 / 1 Timothy 1:4 / Eternal Life is only through Yahshua Messiah / Ecclesiastes 12:7 / Romans 6:23 / Acts 24:15 / John 5:28,29.
Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth:
Matthew 22:1-14 (vs.13) > This passage has been misquoted, misunderstood, and misinterpreted due to the lack of study of the Scriptures by most professing Christians. Messiah used this parable to illustrate where people were punished by this king and has nothing to do with a place of torment or where people go to be punished for their sins. The wicked according to Scripture will be totally destroyed. The Father has never changed the penalty He imposed if one sins > Genesis 2:17. Do spirits have teeth? Do you come back and get them from the funeral home or the grave after you are buried? The Scriptures provide the answer and the truth. The Scripture answers itself: Zechariah 14:12 / Isaiah 66:24 / Malachi 4:1-3 / Revelation 20:14 / 2 Peter 2:6. We can be quite sure that there were weeping and gnashing of teeth when fire and brimstone rained from heaven on Sodom and Gomorrha. The scriptures tell us that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust >Acts 24:15. The Lake of Fire will be the punishment and the Scriptures tell us that it is the second death, not life after death. Isaiah 1:18 specifies the Father stating “Come now, and let us reason together”.
Scripture Background of Second Resurrection:
Bereshith (Genesis) 19:24 = Mattithyahu (Matthew) 11:23, 24
Tehillim (Psalms) 62:12 = Revelation 20:12, 13
Yahuchanon (John 5:19-30 = Acts 24:15
Acts 10:42 = Acts 17:30, 31
Romans 14:11 = Philippians 2:9-11
1 Peter 4:5, 6 = Revelation 20:12, 13 = 1 Peter 4:17 = Acts 24:15
We know from the Scriptures that the first resurrection is all good or righteous people who served and walked for Messiah. For believers have been already judged while living right for Him in order to be rewarded eternal life which we receive in the first resurrection > I Peter 4:17. So therefore the evil and the un-taught will rise and be given life to be judged according to their works while they are alive again. If Yahuah knows already, they were evil or even had judged them while they were alive before, then why would He not leave them dead. Why wake them up and say “Oh you did bad, so go back in the grave, bye-bye.” “No”, Yahuah is not that cruel. He loves us and wants all souls to be saved.
That’s why He sent Yahushua Messiah! John 5:22,23 states: “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all should value the Son even as they value the Father. He who does not value the Son does not value the Father who sent Him.” Acts 17:31 states: “Because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed having given proof of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Since they are going to the second death already, why bother judging them each for a few minutes a piece, taking years, and years.
The scriptures did not say, they will be judged in the twinkling of an eye, as the righteous (who are living upon His return) shall be changed from their old bodies to new ones. They will live again and be given another chance to live for Yahushua Messiah to achieve eternal life. Now read Revelation 20:15 and II Peter 3:9 > “The Elohim is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” If those who are all bad and unlearned, then how can someone be written in the Book of Life? Only after they repent or in this case, after resurrection, begin to follow or accept Yahushua Messiah as Savior.
The Torah is the answer to life and holds the establishment for the coming Reign (Kingdom) of Messiah. Therefore it is the Book of the Living, not the dead. It is opened up for knowledge to be given to those in Revelation 20:12-15 / I Peter 4:5,6 / Acts 10:42.
To be judged takes a period of time > I Peter 4:17. Use courts for instance, if there were no arraignment, motions, pretrial or trial, then what’s the sense of judging; just say you’ve had it-bye-bye! The book that was opened was to symbolically show Elohim’s word being given again to them who never heard it or was never taught the Word properly during their lifetimes in order for them to accept it.
For we know already they were evil, but after being resurrected, the books were opened and they are judged for what they do after being alive again, not before. For if before, then why raise them. Revelation 20:15 says whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was placed to death again. Can you actually see Yahuah saying “Hey all of you, I just wanted to let you know you were evil, okay, you can die again? “No” indeed, not possible! So you mean to tell me that someone in the bunch was halfway good, so he was found written? “No”, he had to prove himself after being alive again.
Revelation 20:14 shows us death and the grave being destroyed first. Then Revelation 20:15 says, “whosoever”. Yahuah still was giving a chance before verse 15 for people. If they don’t accept it, then they would have to die the second time, but this time forever as an everlasting punishment (Lake of Fire) which is death > Matthew 25:46. Romans 14:11 states: “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to Yahuah. Each one of us shall give account. Philippians 2:9-11 states that every tongue shall confess that Yahushua is Master. Now lets continue to look into Messiah’s words in Matthew 11:22-24 which states: “It will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for you.”
Yes, those who were destroyed by Gehenna fire in the Old Testament scriptures of Sodom and Gomorrha will be resurrected also. The Writings state in most Scriptures describing “a day” or “an hour”; meaning a period of time, not 24 hours or 1 hour > Revelation 20:6. II Peter 3:8 states: “Be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Elohim as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” John 5:28 states: “All that are in the graves shall rise.” Now if they rise, Yahuah already knowing what they done; would you think that a loving Creator would play a practical joke by saying, “Hello, I need to judge you for a few minutes or so….lets see, I put you to death then, so now go back into death again.” No! , Yahuah will not. In Revelation 20:12-15 it tells us by the word judge alone, that all will be given an opportunity to accept His will; and those who consciously, knowingly, and purposely rejected living right and accepting the savior will not be given the opportunity of eternal life. See Isaiah 26:19-21
Those who never heard the word and may have been misled by the false prophets, and did not accept the Messiah, will be given the opportunity to accept Him and those who do not will be sentenced to death again ~ this time forever See Revelation 20:15. Keep in mind that Rev. 20:15's event occurs after the second resurrection whereupon the Book of Life and other books were open (to be taught properly and heard). 2 Peter 3:9 states: “The Elohim is longsuffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”. What a Loving Elohim! It’s so hard sometimes to think why people won’t serve Him now in order not to be under judgment. You will have to walk the line according to Revelation 20:12-15. THE FIRST THING that will go through your mind when you see the fire consume people around you will be something like, “why didn’t I do more to reach them with the Truth, so this may not have happened to them?.”
See 2 Peter 3:7, Zekaryah (Zechariah) 14:12, Mattithyahu (Matthew) 3:12).
Lets continue to pray and give the message of truth that people will realize how good our Creator is. Now when you feel discouraged about relatives or friends, open your Scriptures to Romans 14:11 and Acts 24:15 and be encouraged and filled with hope and joy! If someone points a gun at you or attack you with a knife; you will plead and beg for your LIFE. Statiscally, there IS NOT a huge amount of people committing suicide. Your love ones who died lost and never had the opportunity to hear the WORD properly and were never part of the HARVEST will be given the chance by our Savior in the resurrection. So says your Scriptures! But blessed are those in the first resurrection....the second death has no power > See Revelation 20:5, 6. As a conclusion of this topic concerning the 2nd resurrection, turn your Scriptural pages to Matthew 11:25-30 as a review. The Book of Life > John 12:48 / Revelation 20:12.
Soul and Spirit
Is the soul a spirit, or our very being? (Leviticus 23:29,30)
Genesis 2:7 > “And man became a living soul (being).” In Psalms 35:3-4 a soul is depicted as someone devising hurt to. No man can touch Yahuah’s spirit harmfully; only our bodies, which is the soul in accordance to Scripture and not man-made concept. Our life force is the spirit > Ecclesiastes 12:7. Every material thing needs a current or plug in order to function. Man and animals or any creature lives through the life force (breath of life) of Yahuah, which is a Spirit. Scriptures indicate that we will have spiritual bodies, invisible, and visible at will in the world to come. See John 3:6 / Psalms 49:6-14 / Psalms 86:13 / Psalms 116:8 / 1 Peter 1:21-25 / 1 Corinthians 15
Revelation 1:18 > “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of sheol (grave) and of death”:
First of all, dead or death means: lifeless; no longer active or functional; lacking power, significance or effect; the end of life. What does the Torah state concerning death? Ecclesiastes 9:3-6,10 / Eccl. 12:7 > After reading these specific scriptures, the word clearly states that, dead is dead, and not some form of life again. Only after you are resurrected, you will be alive again. Life and death mean literally their definition and the Word of Yah is truth and man-made concepts are lies and tricks of the adversary. See Genesis 3:4
Psalms 16:10 and Acts 13:34 states: “For you will not leave my soul in sheol; neither will you suffer your Set-apart one to see corruption (deterioration of a dead body).” These scriptures are referring to our Savior who sacrificed His life and was placed in a tomb for three days and three nights. He died just like any other human dies, but was resurrected by the power of Yahuah giving us an example and promise of what He will do upon His second coming (presence) to Earth. See Psalms 30:3
Genesis 2:7 specifically states that man (flesh) became a living soul (body). After Elohim put the life force within him > Ecclesiastes 12:7, man became a living being. The soul and body are the very you or being. The soul and body are one and the spirit is the life force or breath of life that we possess > Psalms 30:3 / 49:6-10 / 86:13. Concerning the book of Job where Yahuah and Satan made their deal, whereas the adversary continues to make accusations. Job 1:11,12 clearly states Yah telling Satan not to kill Job. It has nothing to do with the fact of Satan having power to kill or not to kill. In other words, Yahuah had to tell Satan this, because, by Satan being evil, he would have probably tried, because of his total wickedness. To understand this fully, let’s review Genesis 2:17. This scripture shows Yahuah Elohim and not Satan giving a commandment. This commandment was of Yah and it came directly from Him imposed with a penalty.
Let us certainly not forget that Satan is one of His creation; that he did not kill because of his disobedience and did not kill Adam and Chuwah (Eve). Yahuah didn’t kill them, and Satan didn’t kill them, but a penalty for disobedience was imposed upon them by the Father.
As we read further into the Scriptures, we see clearly that because Satan has no power to kill us, he had to trick our mother Chuwah into disobedience in order to cause rebellion against Yahuah’s command which He gave in Genesis 2:17. Man was designed or created to live forever, and due to his disobedience, he brings the penalty of death upon himself which was a direct imposition by Yahuah. Yahuah gave no power or any keys to any being, including Satan to kill man > James 1:14,15. That’s why Messiah is referred to as the second Adam, in order for Yahuah to restore that beginning of rights, His creation was intended to keep or obtain forever.
Since Satan cannot harm us, he had to deceive us by devices in order that we fall and break Yah’s command, causing us punishment, which he gets the last laugh and victory, only temporarily until the end when the Creator restores the Earth back to its proper position as Eden. James 1:14,15 plainly states that, “every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” Satan may present something to you, but you have a choice just like Adam and Chuwah did in the Garden of Eden.
Elohim did not command Satan to kill or destroy us ~ nor did He at any time give keys of the grave and death unto Satan. By creating us, with free will, the Father provided that we become something or rather grow to be like Him. Yet, out of love He shortened our days of life as a punishment and that evil would and should not become eternal > Genesis 3:22,23. We break the principles by disobedience and fall under Satan’s subjection. Yahuah gave His creatures total control of their destinies, and Satan is only a ruler of the wicked world or evil side of life. Revelation 12:9 clearly states: “Satan which deceives the whole world, he is cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.” Look around you! You can see it! He is loose on this Earth like a hog gone wild.
By Yahushua Messiah dying for us, we can be brought back spiritually and naturally to a place where we have direct contact with Yahuah the Father, in which we lost through our first parents, Adam and Chuwah, and will be resurrected in the last day. Yahushua had to become one of us, and when he did, He was tempted like we were (Hebrews 4:15), and died like we die. Messiah being raised from the dead was Yahuah’s way of showing us security.
By His love we are assured that we will rise also, when Messiah returns. Messiah had to finish His mission ~ be born, die, and as a person rise as we will upon His return to the Earth. Messiah did not go back to Heaven from the tomb or to a place call hell. In the garden of Gethsemane, Messiah prayed to the Father to let that cup pass, out of His humanistic side or fear or weakness. But He went on to fulfill the promise and fulfilled it totally. If He or His spirit went to Yahuah and came back, then He would have broken the New Covenant by not remaining until it was time to go and that is stated in all four gospels. “Just as you have seen Him leave is how He will return” > Acts 1:10,11.
What does Yahuchanon (John) 20:17 really mean?:
When did Yahushua ascend to Abba to do this? Not Abib 16, as Rabbinical Judaism teaches is the time of the Wave Sheaf Offering. We see that Yahushua became our Wave Sheaf Offering, and would not allow Miryam of Migdal (Mary of Magdalene) to touch Him, because He had not yet performed this (Yahuchanon (John) 20:17). Yahushua did it on the first day of the week, and it was not on Abib 16. His resurrection represented the wave-sheaf offering. Later that same day, He allowed His talmidim to touch Him (Yahuchanon (John) 20:27). Yahushua is the sheaf of first-fruits, and could not "wave" Himself before Yahuah until He resurrected. His resurrection was at the end of the weekly Sabbath. Then on the first day of the week, the "morrow after the Sabbath", He performed the wave-offering, Himself. 50 days later, another "morrow after the seventh Shabbat", comes Shabuoth, often called "Pentecost" (count-fifty) ~ Acts 1:3; 2:1
On Abib 16, or the 2nd day of Matsah, our Kohen Gadol (High Priest) was in the Earth, fulfilling the sign of Yonah (Jonah). It's incredible to see how Yahushua timed His last Passover meal, 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, then resurrected to become the wave offering Himself on the "morrow after the Sabbath". I hope that one day some of our Messanic/Rabbincal Brothers will see that the literal words of Leviticus 23:15,16 further confirm what actually took place when the words were fulfilled by Yahushua, our first-fruits omer/sheaf offering!
Messiah had to fulfill the full measure and no compromises were involved, such as soul or spirit going to hell or heaven. If someone would continue to believe this fable, then a question is asked: “Did He go to hell or did He go to heaven?” But as the word of Yahuah, the Book of Life, gives us the answer, then we as true believers, need not question. John 3:13 states: “And no man has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” John 3:14-21 signifies His full complete mission. The word has no scripture, no verse, or confirmation that Messiah went to a place call hell where the Devil dwells or rules > Revelation 12:9,12. The Scriptures give us clear detail where Satan is.
Booklets and copies of the World Satanic Bible has references indicating that Messiah went into a so called place, hell, and took the keys from Satan and now He sits in heaven on the throne, and all darkness and power belongs to Him and when we pray that’s what we get. Christianity religion has adopted a portion of this concept into its belief and many self-appointed ministers quote that Messiah went into hell and took the keys from Satan, which has no scriptural basis and is not found, nor a clue, in the Scriptures indicating such nonsense.
Some may ask, “What does I Kĕpha (I Peter) 3:18-20 mean?” ~ after hearing so many misinterpretations. These particular verses of the Word are not talking about human beings. The answer is found throughout many places of the Scriptures, yet the answer is in the context. Many ministers teach the false doctrine that our Savior went into a place called hell and preached to the dead or spirits of humans long dead. Read the whole context slowly and carefully and your eyes will be open to the Truth as you discover again, how the Writings answer themselves.
Verses 18-20 states: “Because even Messiah once suffered for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to Elohim, having been put to death indeed in flesh but made alive in the Spirit, in which also He went and proclaimed unto the spirits in prison, who were disobedient at one time when the patience of Elohim waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is eight beings, were saved through water.
Who were these spirits in prison? Most certainly not human spirits ~ for the text states in verse 20 that only eight beings were saved alive. In II Peter 2:4-6, it says, “For if Elohim did not spare the messengers (angels) that sinned, but sent them to Tartaros, and delivered them into everlasting chains of darkness, to be kept for judgment, and did not spare the world of old, but preserved Noah, a pro-claimer of righteousness, and seven others, bringing in the flood on the world of the wicked, and having reduced to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gommorah condemned them to destruction – having made them an example to those who afterward would live wickedly……
We see in these passages that the spirits in prison were the Messengers (angels) who had sinned, those mentioned in Berĕshith (Genesis) 6:1-6. This indicates in general, that rebellious disobedient angels took on human form, and produced an offspring of giants, call the Nephilim. During the flood these particular beings resorted back to their spirit form, while the rest of the world drowned in the flood. Peter tells us that Elohim condemned these angels to a demonic stage.
Nowhere in Scripture are clues or even hints that theses spirits were people who had died. Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes, Convener) 12:7 states, “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to Elohim who gave it. There is a life force in every creature that keeps them active or alive, and does not live consciously after death. I Thessalonians 4:13-15 clearly show us that this is the case of everyone who dies ~ the term used is that we are asleep until the resurrection. The Scriptures speak of a resurrection from the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament. See Isaiah 38:17-19.
Read Jude 6 and discover more of the Truth. Throughout the entire writings, angels took on human form; but the wicked angels were placed in restrictions. Yahuah, severely stricken these beings to a state of no return to paradise. We find what everlasting chains of darkness (prison) really mean in description, when we read Mark 1:23-26; 3:11; 5:6-13; 7:25; 9:24-26. The KJV reads that He went and preached to the spirits in prison, but the original Hebrew text (ISR) translated correctly to English reads that he proclaimed His resurrection to these demon spirits that he had completed His mission and successfully redeemed man from his state of sin and destruction, with acceptance of Him. The Scriptures show us that he proclaimed His authority before His execution and after His resurrection. See Luke 4:33-36; 8:27-33.
2 TIMOTHY 2:15-18:
It is important to emphasize that we are not judging people, but the doctrines of demons, which have replaced our Scriptural guidelines. As sheep, we can be deceived very easily without the leadership of our Shepherd. We need to ignore the voices calling to us, and listen only to His voice. As sheep, all we require to be deceived is to hear a good excuse, rationalization. If we are living in the mind of the flesh, our hearts are open to follow after whatsoever the world wants to shovel, because we may be living with a mind set on the flesh, not the Spirit. We are the servants of the one whom we obey.
See Romans 6:16
If we have been deceived by human traditions, and not searched-out the origins of what we do, and why we do them, we are like blind men. We must test all things. We are doubly deceived if we encounter the Truth, and reject a Love for it when we hear it, because then Elohim sends forth the strong delusion that we believe the lie > II Thessalonians 2:5-12.
BINDING and LOOSING: At Mt. 16:19, Rabbi Yahushua told His students whatever they would “bind” or “loose” would be honored by the heavenly throne also. The idea of BIND means to forbid, and LOOSE means to permit. They had been fully trained in Torah by the Torah-Giver! He was going away, and His students would have to judge things as OK or not.
The Writings have absolutely nothing in them about the “immortality of the soul”; and you cannot find even a clue in Scripture that we are going to heaven (third heaven > 2 Corinthians 12:1-4), or to a fiery burning hell, if unrighteous, when we die. It is all Babylonian and Pagan myth! The Scriptures indicate where the righteous will be, and where the wicked will be. Throughout the entire writings we are informed of the Creator’s plan for mankind. >
GENESIS 2:7………………………………..Man became a living soul
GENESIS 2:17…………………………………………..Penalty of Sin
GENESIS 19:23-25…………………………...Totally destroyed/Death
II PETER 2:6…………………Example of what happens to the wicked
MALACHI 4:1-3………………...(Not burning forever) Total oblivion
ZECHARIAH 14:12…………………………………Totally wiped out
MICAH 4:1-7………………………………....Heaven will be on Earth
ISAIAH 11:4…………………………………………..Slay the wicked
ISAIAH 65:17-25……………………………………..Heaven on Earth
ISAIAH 66:24……………………………...Maggots/Burned up/Death
REVELATION 20:10………...Satan is the only one that burns forever
REVELATION 20:14……..What is the Lake of Fire? ~ Second death
REVELATION 21:1-3…………….Where will heaven be? ~ On Earth
EZEKIEL 18:20……………………....Soul shall die (not burn forever)
ROMANS 6:23………….Eternal life only through Yahushua Messiah
Scriptures indicate that many are called, but few are chosen. Narrow is the way that leads to life and few that find it. And our Savior stated that, “No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him” See Matthew 7:13,14; 13:11-17 and Yahuchanon (John) 6:44,65.
We must witness out of love for the Father through the obedience of His Word. As you study Scripture, you will discover a plausible reason for the failure of Christedom/Christianity to convert the world. You will come to realize that it is not the Creator’s will for the world to be converted in this age by man’s efforts. Yahushua’s instructions to be witnesses “unto the uttermost part of the Earth” (Acts 1:8) included no assurance that the testimony would be received and acted upon. Rather, now it is understood that it is Elohim’s will in this age to select out of the world only a small company of believers, the true Congregation Class (Messanics-Messianites-Natsarim-Nazarenes), to become associated with His Son Yahushua Messiah. See Matthew 7:13,14/Luke 12:32.
Also there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24:15) whereas Revelation 20 depicts the era where all will be given the opportunity to hear the Good News (Gospel) in its true meanings and taught properly and correctly.
The Second Resurrection: Arrested, Arrainged, Pre-trial, Motions, Trial, Probation and Parole and Sentenced.
The First Resurrection: Read Revelation 20:5, 6 for yourself right now and think about it and soak it in. (Accept it!)
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the LOVE OF THE TRUTH, in order for them to be saved. And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged who did not believe the TRUTH, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.”
Psalms 30:15 > The wrong in the grave – not hell.
Debarim (Deuteronomy) 29:29: “The secret matters belong to Yahuah our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the WORDS of His Torah (Scriptures, Writings, Law).”
Debarim (Deuteronomy) 30:11-14: “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ For the WORD is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart—to do it.”
Mishlĕ (Proverbs) 30:5,6: “Every Word of Eloah is tried; He is a shield to those taking refuge in Him. Do not add to His Words, Lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.”
Luke 18:17: “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the reign of Elohim as a little child, shall certainly not enter into it.”
II Timothy 2:15,16: “Do your utmost to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.
Note: The Scriptures answer themselves; The second verse answers the first, and the third the second, etc…..Chapters answer previous chapters and also books of Scripture explain other books and their contents. Scripture is not a mystery as man through the influence of Satan has deceived and convinced some to believe. But often is compared to a puzzle by some faithful scholars, in the sense that it has many pieces, but when put or place together produces a whole picture. The Creator reveals Himself through the Word and it is designed to be read, studied, believed, and loved.