Saturday, January 19, 2019

Do Satan And His Demons Now Have The Ability To Repent If They Like?

Can Satan And His Demons Be Given A Opportunity By God Now To Get Saved Like Humans?

Question: God is faithful to love all his own creations and is generous to allow everyone to choose the light or darkness as they will. He is giving grace period to everyone to repent and turn back to god, including Satan, who is after-all his own creation only. But he will take revenge upon Satan and his followers of fallen angels and poor humankind, once the grace period is over to justify himself, as the mighty righteous being in the whole universe. Glory to God and praising the Lord Jesus Christ through his Holy Spirit. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Has God had already PREFIXED the Everlasting Death of Satan to rule over Hell, his own Kingdom of Darkness? Who will be administrating the Hell, which is a Creation of God for the rebellious against God?

One more question, if you tell me that the devil has no chance to get saved, why the all knowing God who knows everything before He ever creates, should create evil knowingly and then condemn Satan as a transgressor and cause evil in this world. How could God justify Himself from this?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

First point that you expressed saying, "God is faithful to Love all His own Creations and is generous to allow everyone to choose the Light or Darkness as they will" is absolutely true dear Brother. Praise the Lord!

But to the second point I disagree based on the Word of God, Satan cannot repent so does the demons who are behind him, because there was no external influence behind his error, it was their willing CONSCIOUS decision to rebel. That is why God shows mercy to the children of Abraham, but has decided not to show it to erring angels who sinned against Him
(Heb 2:16). Satan and his demons have no grace period except the period of grace in which they are allowed to rule this present earth through influencing people which is the only mercy of God that he has shown to them in spite of their open rebellion against Him (Mark 1:24; Matt 8:29; Heb 2:5). Angels are the natural intermediary between God and humans in this present world and even when the law was again given to Moses, except for those who are born in the Kingdom of His Son in whose heart God writes his law again with His own hand who is the Holy Spirit of God and brings the one and only Mediator between God and men (Col 1:13; Gal 3:19-20, 21-25; Heb 10:15-16; Matt 12:27-28; 2 Cor 3:2; 1 Tim 2:5).

This following verse holds true to the situation of Satan and his fallen angels in the present time where Satan still continues as the
"prince of the power of the air" (Eph 2:2), and the "god of this age" (2 Cor 4:4) who keeps on ruling this world in rebellion thus fulfilling, "What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered." (Eccl 1:15, NLT). By trading through his wisdom and using greedy humans, Satan has built earthly empires and kingdoms in the present world which he controls through the sons of disobedience (Eph 2:2; Eze 28:16; Luke 4:5-6).

We who have believed Jesus have become royal priest under our King Jesus
(1 Pet 2:9), so who are we now? Kings under our King Jesus who rules over the entire universe (Rev 19:16), as a result of it, Satan and his demonic angels do not have any legal authority over us to rule us by sin, sickness, fear of death or anything else in this present earth which we live unless we give them voluntarily by our ignorance or willing participation (Rom 6:14; Luke 13:16; Heb 2:14-15). Satan had power of death to judge people who were under his rule of slavery in sin and still has over the unbelievers, until Christ came to rescue those who believe Him like us who have become the child of God in His Kingdom (John 3:16; Gal 3:26).

Satan is the pseudo ruler of this present age and does not rule over hell, because soon one day in hell fire when he has no authority to inflict damage upon anyone anymore, the kings and rulers who took his counsel and saw his terror on earth will gaze mockingly at him to say,
"16...‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17 who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?’" (Isa 14:16-17). Praise the Lord!

God loves all unbeliever and wants them to get saved before they will die physically and that is why God reaches them with the message of the salvation through the Cross of Jesus Christ
(1 Cor 1:18; 1 Tim 2:3-6), after which they cannot change their destiny forever from the eternal condemnation of hell fire (Heb 9:27; 2 Cor 6:1-2; Matt 25:41, 46).

Does hell need a ruler or administrator? Hell needs no administrator for administration within because all of them will be bewailing for the lack of the Presence of God and his goodness in it
(2 Thess 1:9). Hell will be like a museum for the saints in eternity to look in to it and return to God in thankfulness for saving us all by His blood (Isa 66:22-24; Rev 5:9-10). Surely it is a place of remorse where the fire is not quenched and the worms does not die forever (Mark 9:44; Luke 16:23, 24, 27-28). The power of His glory will not be available to the least of those who will live to burn in the hell fire. So no one can use anything to harm one another as all will be powerless including Satan who was once their head but now will be seen as less than nothing by the co-dwellers.

First of all God did not create evil, evil in itself is the absence of good that first came in to the heart of Lucifer
[i.e. day Star] the highest creation of God in wisdom and glory until then (Isa 14:12; Eze 28:3). When in pride he wanted to become like God and be adored and worshiped from His creation, this is where the first sin came in to the universe which God had created (Isa 14:13-14). Thus nobody influenced Lucifer who took a conscious voluntary choice to allow pride in his heart which was the first greatest sin done in rebellion against God. Thus from that time onward the morning Star have become 'Satan' which means "accuser" or "adversary" against humans "to obstruct, oppose" them from moving closer to God (Jam 4:8).

Then we know from the word of God that this Satan who came in to heaven with that sinful heart started to convince good angels without sin to become evil angels in rebellion to God, thus one third of the entire angels started to follow Satan who lied and promised them greater significance and splendor, greater power and authority and glory more than in the Kingdom of God
(Rev 12:4; John 8:44). If God knew that these angels were going to become demons, why did he create them? God could have created the angels like a robot to obey his Word but he gave them a free will of choice to either obey Him or rebel against Him as He is a creative God who values the rights of his creation to express with in a boundary around them to enjoy the goodness of God. So when the good angels who were the servants of God in heaven until then started to follow Satan, they became body less demons going to and fro to inhabit the bodies of people and animals to express themselves which in itself is a judgment of God upon them as a whole for their sin and rebellion (Matt 12:43-45; 8:31-32).

God knew everything because of His omniscience, which is the all knowing nature of God even before something ever happens in reality
(Isa 46:10). God knows things just like a film director knows and has a story line to act, but the one who chooses to act in it comes to fit in to it by their own voluntary choice to fill the spot which he likes to act (Rom 9:19-29). God gave angels a choice to choose, and the angels who chose Satan's way were condemned to lose their body and those who chose to stay with God in obedience have been rewarded to continue in their own body of glory, that in the time to come they might be honored and glorified to work for the Lord with more and more glory and honor (1 Tim 5:21; Luke 15:7, 10; Heb 1:14; 12:22; Rev 22:8-9). God has given humans the choice to choose Him or live in rebellion in which they are born from their mothers womb (Psa 51:5; 58:3; Eph 2:3), but thank God for his freedom of choice through which people like us have come to believe Jesus Christ through whom we have received salvation from sin and eternal life to live with God in friendship forever and ever (John 3:16; 17:3). Those who do not have faith are already condemned in their sin because "men loved darkness rather than light" because of their evil deeds (John 3:19), which will soon be judged by God (Acts 17:31), and those who are unsaved will end in hell fire by their own choice to follow their own way of rebellion of Satan instead of God's way of eternal life of friendship with Him (2 Thess 1:9; Matt 25:41, 46).

Can humans be saved until their physical death? Yes until they physically die, God has given all humans the equal opportunity to get saved as it is the time of their salvation from sin to choose eternal life with God
(2 Cor 6:2). But once they die, they do not have the power to change their destiny anymore, it is all over and done (Heb 9:27). But what about the fallen angels? As for the fallen angels, the time of choice to choose God's way of obedience or Satan's way of rebellion has been finished and done in which they have failed by their own conscious choice, and they voluntarily chose to follow Satan (Matt 25:41). Everlasting fire has been prepared already for Satan and his demons to be thrown in to it forever and ever, but those humans who choose to follow him and his demons will also likewise end up in hell fire for their evil deeds and sins done against the Lord.

Repentance is a gift of God given by God to those humans who are seeking him sincerely while on earth
(2 Tim 2:25-26). There is no repentance given by God to the evil angels and Satan because they were not deceived in to sin like the humans who were deceived in to sin and rebellion by Satan himself, who spoke through the cunning nature of the serpent (2 Cor 11:3; Rom 5:12; Gen 3:12-15). The evil angels chose to live in rebellion against God by joining Satan the first sinner consciously by their own voluntary exercise of the faculty of their choice, and therefore were not given the gift of repentance leading to salvation like humans (Acts 11:18; 2 Cor 7:10).

Much Blessings....


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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What Is Praying In Tongues?

What Is Praying In Tongues Mean? Is Praying In Tongues A Prayer Language Between A Believer And God?

Question: "What is praying in tongues? Is praying in tongues a prayer language between a believer and God?"

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

The mystery of the Pentecost manifestations of Acts 2 have captured our imaginations for almost 2000 years, just as the 'Shekinah' presence of the OT have captured the imagination of the Israelites for nearly two thousand long years. Yet many things regarding 'tongues' remain a mystery which God is revealing more and more progressively from the Scripture as the day of the Lord is drawing nearer and nearer to us more than ever before.

I want to clarify one important thing in this article, that is, tongues in general means, "Glossolalia", it is the most commonly accepted term for speaking in tongues. It comes from the Greek words meaning "tongues" or "languages," and "to speak."

Even though we describe all tongues speaking as tongues, yet we should understand that it is divided in to three main category where it is used,

(i) TONGUES OF PERSONAL PRAYER LANGUAGE: This is a private prayer language that comes as a gift along with the gift of the Holy Spirit to every believer who seeks for it, that stays with a believer for the rest of his life to connect to God in an intimate way, worship him and speak the mysteries of His will back to Him for their lives and bring it supernaturally in to existence. It is used as a personal and intimate prayer language towards God which is a private gift, of which the Scripture clearly indicates it as
"he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, no men or angels understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries", because God understands every sound and syllable made by the praying person in this category of tongues (1 Cor 14:2).

First Corinthians 14:2
says, “For he who speaks in a ‘tongue’ addresses God, not man; no one understands him; he is talking of divine secrets about his own life, others around him and for all the needs of this world in the Spirit to be met by God through His hand with proper worship, thanksgiving and praise added to the prayerful supplication in a way that everything that God hears is accepted perfectly by Him and is about to be fulfilled.” (Abi's).

This type of tongues cannot be used in public setting unless interpretation comes through themselves or other person which will show that the gift of tongues
[(i.e.) different kinds of tongues and interpretation of tongues (1 Cor 12:10)] is in operation which was directed by God towards the public worship edification or public evangelism to gain the lost. Unless it is meant by God specifically to bring edification in the public Church meetings or used as a sign to speak in the native language of the hearers in an Evangelistic meetings, such public tongues cannot manifest at will according to speaker's will or desire except in the will of the Holy Spirit, who will use anyone according to God's will who is called to hold the gift of public tongues and is used by God to bring a change and make a difference for God on earth to establish His Kingdom (1 Cor 14:4, 5, 13, 22-25; 12:11).

Private tongues should be used only in private setting between men and God even when it is allowed in the public setting
(1 Cor 14:39-40). Thus, "praying in the spirit" is typically used to refer to glossolalia as part of personal prayer.

(ii) TONGUES OF PUBLIC EDIFICATION AND DEMONSTRATION: It is used in public for the Church so that the congregation can be edified and many times as directed by God, it will be also used by Him in public evangelism to gain the lost making it as a sign from heaven to them that have not yet believed
(Acts 2:5-13). Take notice that the private fellowship of the first Church meeting suddenly after the invasion of the Holy Spirit, becomes a evangelistic public meeting to win the lost through the apostles and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is why this particular gift of speaking in tongues was in operation which brought a miraculous message of God from heaven to these seeking unsaved people to gain them in to the Kingdom of God as it is a sign gift to unbelievers (1 Cor 14:22; Mark 16:17).

Nobody being uninformed and confused about this particular sign gift of God from heaven which comes in to operation to win the lost, should ever compare it foolishly with the private tongues which none but God only understand, to demand it foolishly along with the gift of the filling of the Holy Spirit that comes with the evidence of speaking in private tongues to God which only He understands. None should wrongly cite the first Pentecostal phenomenon as the evidence of a true baptism of the Spirit because they should not forget that a private fellowship time of believers was by divine appointment have become a public service where a public tongues was used by God as a sign to seeking unbelievers
(1 Cor 14:24).

I would say, that the first Pentecostal meeting was conducted by God the Holy Spirit and the Trinity together by their own choice through the apostles and apostolic disciples. Thus in operation, it was the first Church meeting that suddenly through a mighty outburst of sound from heaven and accompanied with tongues spoken as a sign to unbelievers, was a unforgettable unique time where a private meeting without any previous notice from God was converted in to a public meeting where sign tongues for winning the lost in to the Kingdom of God was let loose by God. This sign tongue would be for the purpose of communicating God's Word with a person of another language who are not yet saved
(Acts 2:6-12). So this one time unique meeting cannot be made as a principle, but rather an exception. In the house of Cornelius the same type of outpouring of the Spirit happened through Peter and his apostolic team, but nobody except the apostles understood that these new believers who have believed have spoken in private tongues that praises God (Acts 10:44-48).

In the same public tongues, there is a operation of it only within the Church which is not a sign tongue to unbelievers but rather a public edification tongues to believer which must be interpreted by a tongue speaker by praying for the interpretation or must be interpreted by some other person who has the interpretation gift if available which is what Paul implies as a direct prophesy from God for the encouragement of believers
(1 Cor 14:26-31). Thus within the Church, using public edification tongues for saints without creating confusion by shouting without control and then blaming it on God or boasting about it in order to attract people towards themselves or acting as though it is public tongues when by the flesh they start to speaking in private tongues, are some of the pitfalls that need to be addressed in order to uphold the apostolic order which would be in accordance with 1 Corinthians 14:33 which says, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Thus this "gift of tongues" refers to a glossolalic utterance spoken by an individual and addressed to a congregation of, typically, other believers (1 Cor 14:13, 5, 27-31), or to unbelievers in their own language of mother tongue or in any of the know language to them to convey, reveal God's message to them directly (1 Cor 13:1; 14:22).

Thus glossolalia as part of personal prayer and glossolalic utterance spoken by an individual and addressed to a congregation, are two different things that should never be mixed to cause confusion to the uninformed or unbelievers because of lack of understanding regarding tongues.

(iii) TONGUES OF ANGELS FOR SPIRITUAL DEMONSTRATION: The third category of tongues are the tongues of angels which God lets us speak many times to wage spiritual warfare against the fallen evil angels or command the good angels in the army of angels who are ready to serve us the sons of God who are led by the Spirit of God as a pre-training for what is supposed to happen for eternity ahead
(Rom 8:14; 1 Cor 13:1; Eph 3:10; 6:12, 18-19; Rev 22:9; Heb 1:14; Psa 104:4; 103:20-21; 1 Tim 5:21; Isa 54:17; Rev 12:9-10; Zec 3:1-5; Php 3:21). This third category of tongues is that which the Lord gifts all those willing intercessors who have submitted themselves for the Lord's will to be done through their lives (1 Tim 2:1; 4:5; Psa 72:15), to often use them to pull down strongholds and bring change to the very atmosphere of earth in nations around the world (Ezek 22:30; Jer 51:20-23; 1:9-10; 2 Cor 10:3-6). This third category of tongues may be used in any believers life, unknowingly to wage spiritual warfare for their own lives when they pray to God regularly in tongues to edify themselves and grow spiritually for the Glory of God (1 Cor 14:18).

These are not normal tongues, but may come out of us as loud commands or decree in the authority of heaven spoken directly to the angels in the heavenly places. These may also come as a rebuke from the Lord to the evil angels and a demonstration of God's wisdom to them. The Lord gets glorified in the spiritual realm the most, through willing surrendered vessels who are used in this manner.

Passages Cited For Praying In Tongues! 

Though there are four primary Scripture passages that are cited as evidence for praying in tongues in the New Testament: which are
Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 14:4-17; Ephesians 6:18; and Jude verse 20, yet we should understand that it does commonly describes all the three main category of speaking in tongues which can be either directed towards God, fellow humans or the angels. But specifically the phrase “praying in the Spirit,” indicates speaking in tongues mainly as a prayer to God which is done through the personal prayer language, and not only that but also along with it any prayers that come in even know languages directly under the influence of the Spirit which Ephesians 6:18 and Jude 1:20 mentions, I mean the prayers that will build faith within and wage warfare in the Spirit that causes destruction and damage to Satanic kingdom of darkness that works against the children of God.

In short, all Spirit directed prayers are those that the Scripture calls as
"praying in the Spirit". Some would like to reason out and say that Romans 8:26 to mean that it is the Spirit who “groans,” not believers. But they should understand that on the day of Pentecost the Spirit of God gave utterance, but it is the believers who began to speak with other tongues (Acts 2:4), this shows that even when the Spirit of God groans within which "cannot be expressed” to give a proper meaning to our mind or to others, it is the believers choice to express from within us what the Spirit wants to express through us, though it might not be an intelligible word or understandable groans to our mind.

If faith is not there, all of it will look like a meaningless babbling that has no value, but in reality God understands everything and rewards those who work in faith. When the very essence of speaking in tongues is uttering words, that which cannot be uttered even with words are expressed with a groans or sighs which carries meaning and expresses to God the intent for which it is expressed
(Acts 7:34). So on one should limit God by the reasoning mind which will quench the Spirit of God (2 Thess 5:19).

What About Counterfeit Tongues? 

It is true that many of the cults and world religions also report occurrences of speaking in tongues/praying in tongues, where we know for sure that the Holy Spirit is not gifting these unbelieving individuals.

I for sure as a Christian who have experienced praying in tongues, I find it not only to be very personally edifying, but also I received it based on my faith and practice on Scripture
(Gal 3:14). In other words, faith brought me to experience tongues, and not the other way around. Here is my Testimony of how I received it from God: SPIRITUAL COKE REFRESHMENT For The Soul AVAILABLE! Thus we must must seek our experiences in light of the Scripture and also view our experiences through the filter of the Word of God so that we may remain in the factual reality through the truth by faith, not interpret Scripture in light of our experiences which wrongly leads to deception many times.

Just because demons are able to counterfeit the gift of speaking in tongues, should not keep us from this supernatural experience of seeking the Baptism of the Holy Spirit by faith. For example, just because counterfeit currency is on circulation doesn't mean we should stop using true currency which is nothing but foolishness and fear that comes because of lack of experience in this field. But if you ask a expert what to do in such a situation, he will introduce the counterfeit among the true currency and make you understand the fine difference in identifying it, thus by making you understand the fine differences between the true and the false, we learn by experience not to be deceived by the external appearance. God does the same with the true gift of baptism of the Holy Spirit which we receive through the heaven's currency of faith which pleases God
(Gal 3:14; Heb 11:6), and will expose his children to the counterfeit that people receive by deception to make the true believers understand the fine difference and also warn other believers from being deceived. This should cause us to compare even more carefully our belief and experiences with Scripture (Acts 17:11), and not make us run away from the true in fear of deception, as God has guaranteed never to get anybody be misled in to false counterfeit when they are seeking from His hand the Gift of the Holy Spirit directly (Luke 11:9-13). Are you seeking God for the gift of the Holy Spirit?

Certain people want to bring fear to the mind of the seekers saying, speaking/praying in tongues can be a learned behavior. They say that through hearing and observing others speak in tongues, a person can learn the procedure, even subconsciously. If this is the case, God himself would have warned the believers to be careful about this learned behavior which can contagiously affect his children's spiritual lives, but no where in the Scripture the apostles or even Jesus speak about this precious gift of the Holy Spirit and tongues in a negative way even for a fraction of a second.

Also the feeling of “self-edification” can be dismissed by some skeptics as natural when the human body produces adrenaline and endorphins when it experiences something new, exciting, emotional, and/or disconnected from rational thought, if that is the case, how about people like St. Paul who used the tongues for self-edification for years down the line so much in his life that he began to boast about speaking more than the entire Corinthian Church which was obsessed with the gift
(1 Cor 14:18)? If apostle Paul had no excitement and refreshment after the initial days of experience with the filling of the Holy Spirit, definitely he would not have continued to speak in tongues so much more to boast it before the tongue crazy Corinthian believers who were misusing it? So we know that the rivers of living water that flows through the tongue speaking prayers towards God for self-edification and for building a awesome spiritual house for the Glory of God never ever decreases to supply the excitement when a person is disciplined enough to use it by faith daily day by day, year after year.

Praying in tongues is not what determines salvation, but something that a believer receives along with salvation or after salvation. Praying in tongues is not what separates a mature Christian from an immature Christian, because receiving a gift is no big thing as everyone is eligible as a child of God to receive it, but only those who receive it and use it consistently to receive the benefit of self-edification and use it to edify others to win souls and likewise build them up spiritually for the Glory of God can be appreciated as those who are wise and ready to receive their eternal reward of rapture and the eternal glory that follows it
(Prov 11:30; Matt 25:10; Luke 21:36). Thus those Brothers and Sisters in Christ who practice consistently the private prayer language towards God for self-edification and who desire to excel also in the edification of the Church which is the Body of Christ on earth are worthy of our love and respect for now and for eternity.

Much Blessings...


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Does The Heaven Where God Resides Now Which We Call As New Jerusalem Need To Be Burnt Because Of Sin And Newly Built Again For God To Reside?

Where Did Sin Originate?

Question: Where did Sin originate? If it did originate in heaven through the fall of Satan the Lucifer, then this heaven where God resides must also be burnt by fire like the present earth which will be burnt by fire at the end of the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ. My question is, does the heaven where God resides now which we call as New Jerusalem need to be burnt because of sin and newly built for God? What are your thoughts on it?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus mighty name!

The origin of the first sin is not on earth, but it actually started in heaven when Satan thought the thoughts of pride
(Isa 14:12-, 13-15; Ezek 27:14-15, 16-17), which made him sin and fall from the highest heaven to the second heaven where he started to reside for a period of time until He started to convince one third of the entire community of angels to side with him to form a separate kingdom, and thus started causing rampage on the newly created earth and started to cause chaos in it (Rev 12:4; Gen 1:2).

I believe that there are at least three heavens and the highest heaven which is the most holy place of God's throne is part of the third heaven.

1) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth which is the first heaven directly above the earth, the second heaven and the third heaven
(Gen 1:1).

2) The second heaven is the invisible heaven where angels reside and where God meets them once in a while on a particular day and time to review their work being done under his command
(Job 1:6-7; 2:1-2).

3) The third heaven is the Paradise of God where He resides and from where the whole Universe is run by Him
(2 Cor 12:2-4).

The creation of earth was the purpose for which God created all other heavens
(Isa 45:18), and thus humans are the apex of the creation of God (Gen 1:26-28).

You are right, as Satan was walking on the holy mountain of God, he walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones, until the iniquity of pride was found in him to think pridefully expressing his five 'I' statements expressing to usurp the authority of God to be like him to ascend, exalt his throne, sit equally with God on the mount of congregation, ascend above the anointing to rule like God and be worshiped rather than be ruled by Him that has brought the downfall of Satan
(Ezek 28:14, 15; Isa 14:13-15).

Satan after his fall in to sin not only created a rebellion among the angels to follow his way of iniquity in to sin, but also was looming large out of first heaven which they immediately took as abode to make mankind sin once the process of creation of God moved ahead by His Spirit, without even a slightest delay or hesitation from God. He proceeded to create in spite of the chaos that they
[i.e. Satan and demons] let loose to stop the creation of earth and the apex of it existence which are the humans from proceeding to come in to existence, because of Satan's jealousy over the creation of mankind which will reflect God's image higher than him and his glory (Gen 1:2; Ezek 28:15, 17), i.e. humans who will be more closer to God than him who was until then without any peers which he hated as a sadist (Gen 1:6-8; Ezek 28:3-5; Dan 1:17; Eph 2:2). From that point of time, Satan became an adversary to all humans and a rebel against the authority of God.

Thus God put a test for humankind to choose God or self in the garden, humans chose self over God and thus the whole of mankind fell in to sin and death
(Rom 5:12; Gen 2:15-17; 3:1-7). But the gracious God has chosen to help mankind in Jesus Christ because of his mercies, grace and love shown to them abundantly by releasing the new life of heaven and restoring friendship with Himself as a way out of sin and rebellion to be the children of Abraham by their faith (Gal 3:26, 29; Heb 2:17-18), which was not shown to the Angels who fell in to sin because there was no external influence but only a conscious choice which made them fall in to sin to follow Satan their leader of the kingdom of darkness (Heb 2:16).

In the highest heaven, Satan's sin polluted the heaven's atmosphere only because the sin of Satan was just a thought, an impure and a unclean thought which he entertained to promote himself over God Almighty's sovereign authority, and thus the cleansing for it is more than enough with the blood of Jesus, which was taken over to heavenly tabernacle by Jesus after his death on the Cross of Calvary and sprinkled over there which made it holy forever and ever
(Heb 9:12; John 20:17, 19). When Satan was judged on the Cross and was disbanded from his legal right to enter the most holy place anymore forever and ever, the highest heaven itself was redeemed by Jesus from the influence of the vessel of iniquity and sins of Satan (Col 2:15).

But when it comes to humans, the sins of the thought becomes sins of action later which makes the earth get defiled not just in spiritual atmosphere, but in the reality of its essence within itself. For example, when the first murder and man slaughter happened because of jealousy over a righteous Brother and a wicked faithless Brother in Cain and Abel, after the death of Abel, his blood in which life gets sustained on earth was spilled on ground which God said was crying out of it to Him to bring back justice and vengeance on earth as it is in heaven where perfect justice always prevails in the very atmosphere over there 
(Gen 4:8-12; Matt 6:10).

As we know all the electronic chip we do in the present time to store information comes out of the dust of the ground, the Bible reveals that the earth does have a memory in itself to open its mouth to receive blood and also react in justice under the sovereign hand of God for the sin of mankind by yielding less to bring famine and lack of supply to its inhabitants
(Gen 4:11-12). The Bible also reveals that walls can speak and will do it in judgment against the inhabitants who have abused their short stay in this pilgrim life on earth (Hab 2:11).

What I am trying to convey is that, earthen vessels which were prepared for holy use among the humans for eternity are sprinkled by the sinless blood of Jesus to be redeemed from sin, self and Satan forever and ever
(Heb 9:21-22, 23-24, 28; Lev 17:11; Rom 5:19, 21). But the earth which vomits the sinful inhabitants out of it in Divine judgment and retribution through the law of sowing and reaping (Gal 6:7-8), cannot be cleansed of just its spiritual atmosphere as the sinful works were physical on it, and so the very components of earth as an inanimate object needs to be burnt by fire and be made to disappear in to thin air as gas which is the only judgment that purifies the intensity of sin that has been done on it literally (Lev 18:28, 25; Isa 48:10; Zec 13:9; Mal 3:3; 2 Pet 3:10-13; 1 Pet 1:7).

Thus we now know that the New Jerusalem where God resides which has been polluted spiritually when Satan polluted it by thinking with pride in the highest of heaven has been immediately judged by God and was thrown down from it to the second heaven where he persuaded one third of angels to follow him to form a rebellious kingdom of darkness on earth
(Ezek 28:14-15, 16; Isa 14:12-15; Gen 1:6-8), thus New Jerusalem has been spiritually redeemed by the very blood of Jesus after his death to cleanse its spiritual atmosphere and that is why the very same figurative language which has been used to describe the redeemed souls of the Church who are the Bride of the Bridegroom Christ, is the same figurative language with which the New Jerusalem has been described in the Book of Revelation (Rev 21:2; 5:9-10; John 3:29; Matt 25:6; 2 Cor 11:2).

Because the angels rebelled physically in the second heaven and humans rebelled physically against God on the earth by heeding the Satanic demons that were at work from the first heaven
(Gen 1:6-8; Eph 2:2; 6:12), both "the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat: both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up...all these things will be dissolved..." and go in to oblivion as everything will become invisible gas and vapor (2 Peter 3:10, 11). The above will be the physical act of judgment which will cleanse the universe of its sinfulness and brings restoration of blessings of God for all eternity in all the universe, except in the hell hole and museum of prison where the worm does not die and fire is never quenched (Mark 9:44, 47-48; Rev 20:14-15).     

Since these things are going to happen, how much more we as the children of God should live for God and make use of every minute of our lives count for eternity?

Much Blessings.....


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Friday, December 21, 2018

What Does It Mean By First Resurrection And Second Death?

How Long Can A Human Really Live?

Question: How long can a human really live? Can someone live for a millennium in the future, is it possible. Why does God have to speak specifically about first resurrection and second death in the Book of Revelation, when we know that the Rapture will be the first resurrection for all the saints of all time. Can there be a symbolic hidden meaning behind the use of words 'first' and 'second'?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Let us see from the Bible how long can a human really live?

We know from the timeline of Genesis, the age of the Patriarchs of old described in the Book of Genesis, Adam lived 930 years
(Gen 5:4), Seth lived 912 years (Gen 5:8), Enosh lived 905 years (Gen 5:11), Cainan lived 910 years (Gen 5:14), Mahalalel lived 895 years (Gen 5:17), Jared lived 962 years (Gen 5:20), Enoch lived 365 years and was translated (Gen 5:23), Methuselah lived 969 (Gen 5:27), Lamech lived 777 years (Gen 5:31), Noah lived 950 years (Gen 9:29), Shem lived 600 years (Gen 11:10–11), Arphaxad lived 438 years (Gen 11:12–13), Shelah lived 433 years (Genesis 11:14–15), Eber lived 464 years (Gen 11:16–17), Peleg lived 239 years (Gen 11:18–19), Reu lived 239 years (Gen 11:20–21), Serug lived 230 years (Gen 11:22–23), Nahor lived 148 years (Gen 11:24–25), Terah lived 205 years (Gen 11:32), Abram (Abraham) lived 175 years (Gen 25:7), Isaac lived 180 years (Gen 35:28–29), Jacob (Israel) lived 147 years (Gen 47:28).

Though we see several men of the Patriarch's of old living for several hundred years at once in their earthly life between Adam and Jacob, yet the original intention of God was for humans to live forever and ever. Sin brought disobedience and then introduced death to humans which is separation from the physical body of people that spread to all
(Gen 3:1-3, 16-19; Rom 5:12).

We see that a man's life is 70 years normally or by reason of strength is 80 years, according to the will of God and soon we are cut off to fly away to the blessedness of eternal life of God which He has called us to live in Christ Jesus
(Psa 90:10; John 3:16).

So what is that eternal life?

Eternal life is not just an after life like the earthly one where God in His love, mercy and grace has given and shown to the good as well as the evil person to experience his goodness
(Matt 5:45), though it is God's will for every man to live forever in His goodness and grace (1 Tim 2:3-4). Yet by each man's choice to either accept or reject Jesus Christ (John 3:16), before their physical death they become responsible before God to accept life with God in their after life which is what eternal life is (John 17:3), or live a life without God in their afterlife which is what actually hell is (2 Thess 1:9).

When we know that God desires us to live with Him forever, how long does a human really live to the max?

I believe that all the patriarch's we have seen above lived for several hundred years, and the maximum age a man has ever lived on this planet earth belongs to Methuselah who lived for 969 years
(Gen 5:27). Methuselah’s name means a “man of the spear” and “his death shall bring” which brings the message that the man who lived the longest was cut short by death to bring a judgment upon the wicked world which lived in sin and thought in sin and promoted sin as food and water. Thus Methuselah is the man whose death brought the spear of God's judgment upon humankind. This judgment came upon the whole sinful world of humans, except Noah and his family who were left as a comfort of God to humankind which would have ceased to exist if not for His mercy, grace and love shown to Noah and his family shown during the flood by God (1 Peter 3:20). Hallelujah!

Will God allow a man to live for a thousand years which is a Millennium?

The very fact that God calls the resurrection at the time of Jesus second coming before the Millennial rule of His as the
"first resurrection", and the resurrection of all unbeliever who ever lived on this planet earth as sinners to face "second death" shows the symbolic meaning in the message that God has planned some obedient model believers to live for a thousand years along with Jesus and be changed in a moment of time at the end of the Millennial rule like the living saints of the Church who got raptured before them and settled in the new heaven and new earth to colonize it for His Glory, because of their obedience to God in their lives (1 Cor 15:50-54, 55-58).

The following are the resurrections mentioned in the Bible,

1) The resurrection of many Old Testament saints at the time of Jesus resurrection
(Matt 27:50-54).

2) The Rapture of the Church
(1 Thess 4:14-18).

3) The Rapture of the Two Witnesses
(Rev 11:11-13).

4) The "first resurrection" will be for all the Martyred Tribulation saints along with all those who were ever martyred for their faith from the beginning of time from Abel to that time of the Second Coming of Jesus
(Gen 4:10; Matt 23:34-35; Rev 6:9-11; Rev 20:4-5), these will live with Jesus as special Priests of God and of Christ on the present earth to reign with Him from the earthly Jerusalem until the time of the the second death which is the only resurrection for all the unbelievers which is left forever that will happen after this which is called in the Bible as 'The Great White Throne Judgment' (Rev 20:11-15; 1 Pet 2:5; Num 3:11-13; 8:15-19; Exo 32:27-29; Num 25:7-13).

We know that in spite of the three resurrections that preceded the Second Coming resurrection of the Tribulation saints at the starting of the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ, it is called as the "first resurrection" because it is indeed the first and the last resurrection of the dead saints who have been martyred for Jesus
(Rev 6:9-11), and all the dead saints will sit with Christ as priest in the earthly temple in Jerusalem in their metaphysical glorious body while all living saints of the Millennium in their physical body will live through the Millennium and be caught up and transformed from being physically alive to inherit the metaphysical body of glory in a moment of time at the end of the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ (1 Thess 4:17; Rev 20:7-10).

The one reason I believe God revealed through John the apostle revelator the following verse saying,
"Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years." (Rev 20:6), is because after the first resurrection there will be no death to the living saints in the flesh at all to attain to the resurrection of the righteous any more like before in the previous resurrections of the righteous saints (John 11:24; 5:28-29; Dan 12:2), but rather death would have been overcome forever by the saints who will live physically on earth and many who make their exit through great Tribulation in to the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ will live for a thousand years time to be taken up alive in to the new earth at the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus to meet their peers of the Church age, but sinners will die in before even their hundredth year gets fulfilled which will be considered as baby life span during the Millennial Reign of Jesus (1 Cor 15:55-58).

From what we have learnt from the above anointed exposition reveals that, after the first resurrection there will not be any second death for any believer for a Millennium and forever, because the sting of sin which is death would have already been overcome and imprisoned for a thousand years time
(1 Cor 15:56-57; Heb 2:14-15; Rev 20:1-3), so when at the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus when Satan is let loose to deceive those nations of individual people whose number will be like the sand of the sea in the four corners of the earth who still live to please their own self rather than do the will of God in spite of enjoying the fullness of the goodness of God (Rev 20:8), they will be made to rebel against God openly through the deception of Satan and his minions who will try to kill again those saints living in the present earthly Jerusalem and around the world where they had been serving in the camp of the saints with Jesus as their king for a thousand years time (Rev 20:10; 2 Thess 2:10, 11-12), which will lead all those unbelievers straight in to white throne judgment to face the second death which is being cast in to the lake of fire based on the works of filthy rags that cannot save them for eternity (Rev 20:7-10, 14-15; Isa 64:6). In other words, those who have risen in the new body at the time of Jesus' Second Coming which is the first resurrection of the martyred righteous and the Tribulation saints, because they have risen in their glorious new body, they cannot die the second death of a living or dead sinner again having won over death and sin forever and ever in Christ Jesus for the Glory of God. Glory!

5) As for the righteous who have lived through the Millennium in their natural flesh and blood body and also those who have followed not the way of sinners born within the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ to reach the end of the Millennium, they both will rise up again in a glorious eternal body in the last resurrection after which Jesus will take these saints along with the immortal saints who have already been resurrected in the first resurrection at that time to live forever and ever with God in to eternity 
(Rev 20:15; John 11:24; 5:27-29). Because of the "last day" resurrection that happens supernaturally at the end of the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ will only be for those whose names are written in the Book of Life, those whose names are searched for in the Book of Life will be to confirm to the unsaved that they were never saved at all even though they worked using even the name of Jesus for their own ends to be fulfilled but never doing the will of God which is to personally believe in Jesus Christ to get saved from sin (Matt 7:21-23; Mark 9:39; Php 3:18-19; John 6:39-40; Rev 20:14-15). Death and Hades being cast in to the lake of fire is what the Bible calls as second death. In other words, those who carry death of separation from God in their spirit, even though will rise up in a body but will be thrown along with "Death and Hades" in to the lake of fire (Rev 20:12-13; 21:27; John 5:29). Hallelujah! 

Thus for the first time in the history of humanity since creation of all humans, by the love, grace and mercies of God, the saints who lived through the Tribulation and have come out alive unscathed to enter the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ in their natural flesh and blood body will live for a thousand years and rule with Jesus Christ in their physical body in this present earth for the Glory of God because of overcoming sin, self and Satan in their lives through the great Tribulation 
(Rev 20:4-6).


Much Blessings....


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