Posts Tagged ‘spirits’

Angels 1

Posted: December 27, 2017 in Angels
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Let’s review our study about angels.  According to the scriptures, what are angels?

Hebrews 1:14  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who inherit salvation?

All angels are ministering spirits.  They are spiritual beings sent to minister to the believers.

Although angels are spiritual beings, they do not have the same characteristics as the Trinity (God the Father, the
Son and the Holly Spirit).  Angels are not omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time), omnipotent (all
powerful), and omniscient (all knowing).  Nor are they eternal (no beginning and no end).

Angels were created by God.  Here are two verses that tell us angels were created by God.

Nehemiah 9:6  You alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry
hosts (angels), the earth and all that is on it …

Colossians 1:16  For by him all things were created:  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible …

Here are two more scriptures that express the superiority of Jesus over the angels.

Hebrews 1:4  So he (Jesus) became more superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to

Hebrews 1:6  “Let all God’s angels worship him (Jesus).”

Here is a verse expressing that angels are more powerful than humans.

2 Peter 2:10  … Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;  yet even angels
although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in
the presence of the Lord.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.






Hell 6

Posted: August 3, 2017 in Hell
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In Hell 1-5 we read that the home of non-believing souls is called Hell.  The place on earth that most re-
sembles the horror of this dwelling was called the “Valley of Hinnom.”  In this valley, the people of Judah built a
fire pit that was used as a garbage dump.  It was also where they burned and sacrificed their children to pagan
gods.  They have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord.  In Hebrew “Valley of Hinnom” is translated as
“Gehenna.”  In English “Gehenna” is translated as “Hell.”

Hell is a literal place of fiery punishment.  Hell is located below the earth’s crust where the temperature
can reach 6000 degrees Celsius.

After Jesus died, he descended into hell for three days before he was resurrected.  He descended into hell to
preach to the spirits of past non-believers.

A final note:  The millennium is a time frame of one thousand years where Satan and his fallen angels will be held
in the abyss.  After the one thousand years (millennium is never used in the bible), Satan and his fallen angels will
be released for a short period of time before they are thrown into a place called the Burning Lake of Sulfur or the
Lake of Fire.  Non-believers will be released from hell and judged before God.  They will also be thrown into the
Lake of Fire.

The devil (Satan), the fallen angels and the non-believers will be tormented day and night forever and ever in the
Lake of Fire.  This is also called the Second Death or Final Death.

Next week the “Meaning of Life” followed by “Bible Accuracy.”

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.


Hell 3

Posted: July 13, 2017 in Hell
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In Hell 2 we read that hell is referred to as a place of eternal fire.  Now, let’s examine where hell is located.

In Heaven 2 and Heaven 3 we read that heaven stretches from the clouds to the stars.  God is in heaven and out-
side/above heaven.  The only other place for hell is down.  Is hell inside the earth?  Is the eternal fire 
inside the earth?  I think it is.

The earth’s crust is 20 to 30 miles thick.  Beneath the crust is a layer called the mantle.  The mantle is a layer
where hot magna, molten rock and hot gases exist.  This mixture often seeps to the earth’s crust as volcanoes.

Beneath the mantle layer is the outer core which has a temperature of 4400 degrees Celsius.  Beneath the outer
core is the inner core or center of the earth.  The earth’s inner core temperature is equal to that of the sun’s sur-
face at 6000 degrees Celsius.  Some where inside the earth is the eternal fire of hell.

How do we know hell isn’t in another fiery place like the sun or another burning star?

Ephesians 4:9  What does “He ascended,” mean except that he also descended into the lower, earthly regions?

1 Peter 3:19  In it he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey.

After Jesus died on the cross, he descended into hell and proclaim the good news to the nonbelieving souls.

Next week, more on the Abyss.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.