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The place called Hell or Hades.
Every man is responsible for his own destiny
We have all tried by our own ways to impress God by going to church, doing good works and some even try other religions, but The word of God says that Jesus is the only one - (the only way) to reach God our Father. Through the Son man can be saved from himself, from sin and from death.
God is interested in heart faith rather than religious knowledge, which cannot keep a person in right standing with God.
God will judge people according to their conscience.
Our conscience is one of the most important tools the Holy Spirit uses to convict us of our sin.
What is our conscience? It is the Spirit of God, The Spirit of truth, showing us the ways of God, drawing us to Him.
We are all born into this world and the Bible say in Hebrews 9:27: that everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.
- Everyone that was born into the seen (physical) world must die.
- The word says everyone with no exceptions, and then the judgement.
- I believe that if you are in Christ Jesus you will also die, but not through judgment, because Yeshua has already been judged by the Father for our sins and He carried our judgment upon himself, on the cross.
- Some will not taste death as stated in 1Thessalonions 4:15 say but in that moment they will be changed, they will die and be resurrected in the air as the rapture takes place in that split second. The old will perish and be replaced by the new incorruptable, heavenly body of the resurrected.
To taste death means that you will die in a natural way, or by accident. This is usually accompanied with pain and suffering. If you did not accept Yeshua (Jesus) as your saviour, you are already condemned and judged!
John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's unique Son.
The original name in the original texts, that was used to translate hell into the Bible we have today, is one of the things non-believers use to show there is no Hell. If there is no hell, what are we condemned to?
Let us make a study of that! The four words for Hell are:
- "Sheol" the pit or grave.
- "Gehena" valley of Himmon south of Jerusalem where garbage was dumped and burned.
- "Hades" the Abyss or Grave.
- "Tartarus" the deepest abyss of Hades
- "Hades" is the Greek word for "grave".
- Hades is the word used to translate the Hebrew word "Sheol", also meaning "grave".
- The other commonly used word translated as "Hell" is "Gehenna", which refers to the garbage dump, forever burning because of its constant use, in the valley of "Ge Hinnon" outside of Jerusalem.
Hell can have whatever name, the fact is that there is such a place; these words have been translated "Hell" in English and are metaphors for the judgement which awaits those who rebel and ignore the Good News of salvation.
After death, the saved soul will be kept in a place (heaven) or portals, being judged by Yeshua already, gone into the rest of God. The day of the Lord, the body (transformed into a new spiritual body) and the soul will be reunited to live in glory forever.
The unsaved soul will be kept in a place (Hell), or let us say portals thereof. They will be kept there for the day of Judgement. On the Day of Judgment, the body will be reunited with the soul to go into the second death forever. Everyone that did not accept Jesus as their saviour will be taken together with the hordes of evil angels and be cast into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone for ever.
Hell or "Hades" is a place of Judgement, great torment and pain.
Mark 9:43-48: If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where "`their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’ Some manuscripts say - "out, where - their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched."
Hades was created for the Devil and his fallen angels, called demons. Hell was not created for mankind (for the souls of man) but to punish fallen spirits.
There is a place inside or an extension of Hell called "Tatarus", where the fallen angels are kept, you can read of these angels in Genesis 6:1-6.
Everyone that follows Satan, even by default, will end up in Hell with him, the deceiver of all nations.
What does by default mean? If you do not follow the truth by going after that which is a lie, you reject God's salvation plan, you will remain in your state of sin. The wages of sin is death, say's the word. This means you are not in Christ, you are in Satan, by default.
Revelation 13:14: he deceived the inhabitants of the earth.
2 Peter 2:4: For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, (Greek "Tatarus") putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; (Some manuscripts say into chains of darkness)
I sometimes shudder when I hear people say they want to go to Hell, willingly.
Satanists and the workers of evil are working feverishly to go to Hell, not realising the lie of the Devil. Satanists do not doubt for one second that there is a Hell; they are working for power and a place of rule in Hell. The Devil promises them status and powers, but they will only get pain and suffering for all their effort, like the rest of humanity that end up in that place. They have no idea what awaits them there. Every person that has not accepted Jesus Christ as his or her Saviour is going to end up there.
This hub was inspired by the Holy Spirit to help people not to go to that awful place.
Let’s look what awaits you if you die without Yeshua as your saviour!
Luke 12:5: But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
The first thing, when you die, is that you will be awaited by big, ugly and very strong stinking demons.
Some people who have been through a near death experience relate that they fell into or through the earth, or were ripped to the bottom of the earth. It does not matter. Wherever you are been ripped to, it always ends near the gates or mouth of Hell. There awaits the same lot, all, namely big and ugly demons.
They will drag you into Hell and put you into a cell where your tormentors await. These demons have no mercy and they start tormenting you as they drag you through the gates of Hell.
The fear that takes hold of you in that second stays with you forever onwards.
Imagine spending an eternity in the state of dying, in agony, in indiscribable pain, in regret, remembering that you had a choice, but never having the release of death. This is hell.
That fear is so powerful that it would be enough to kill you immediately here on earth. That fear coupled with the knowledge that there is no hope of ever getting out of there will torment you for eternity. You will be aware of everything around you, your senses will be fully functional and you will know all things. You will know that you were deceived and lied to by the Devil and his hordes.
You will know exactly all the times when God had sent one of His disciples to tell you about Yeshua - Jesus and to tell you about this place called Hell. You will at that second know that Yeshua is the way, the truth and the life; you will know Hell is a truth discovered too late.
Inside that awful place the smell and gasses are so poisonous and toxic, the heat so intense that it could melt living flesh immediately. There is no water or living things like plants or trees. It is barren and there is only death, pain and agony. There is no hope or escape and everyone will be naked to show their shame (sin).
They will be kept in filthy jail-like cells, made out of raw stone. They will be tormented day and night and there will be no rest or sleep, just pain and suffering in the most horrible way you cannot imagine. They just want to die and just have the pain and suffering to go away, but are spirit beings with a body of flesh and are living in the second death.
Luke 16:23-24: in hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.So he called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.
These demons will rip the flesh from the tormented bodies and they will torment them by breaking their bones, crushing their skulls against the walls etc. They will feel all the pain but will not die. These demons have no mercy and they hate the human soul with all their being because we are created in God’s image and we are the objects of God’s love.
The root of their hatred is the fact that the human had a chance to be saved from their sins, but the demons had no second chance, they were judged and Hell was created for them.
Micah 3:2-4: you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; who eat my people’s flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?" Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.
There is no water in Hell, and that thirst alone would have killed a human here on earth, but there is no relief. As if that were not enough, there are living worms that eat away at their flesh. They feel the pain and agony of all of that and then the flesh grows back, to repeat the agony all over again.
The screams of billions and billions of tormented souls being tortured make all that is in that awful place want to go insane, but with no relief.
The torture and agony that I have mentioned about Hell is not even the tip of the iceberg.
After Judgment day all of Hell will be thrown into the lake of fire, where the agony will be a thousand times worse!
If you end up in Hades there is no hope, but is there than any hope then for those still alive?
Who will deliver us from this Judgment and this awful place?
Yeshua is your only hope!
We have hope now through Yeshuas’ blood in that we have overcome death (Hell), and there is no more condemnation for our sins.
We should submit and yield to the King: King Jesus - of the Kingdom of God. That will help us to be directed by God’s Kingdom through what is translated in the New Testament as "self-control", one of the fruits of the Spirit so necessarily to be strong and healthy children of the Kingdom. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Romans 8:1: [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Yeshua (Jesus), who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. When we follow the words and life of Jesus, we are in Him. How? When we accept Jesus, the next step is to be baptized.
In Baptism, we lay down our old lives and are raised up in Him, Symbolizing our dying to our fleshly desires and being renewed by the word. (You can read about baptism with water in another of my hubs).
Colossians 15:55: O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
The blood of Yeshua (a remission of sin) is our shield to God’s wrath, an anchor and the Holy Spirit is our lifeline.
Yeshua (Jesus) can rescue us, but we must accept His blood and His Spirit "the lifeline" (this is seen as salvation).
Salvation comes when man is born of Spirit and of water (this water is the Word of God and the baptismal water). As we read the living word, it washes our souls clean of the filth and lies of the enemy. We are taught from an early age through our parents, our schools, our state and the media what is right and wrong. The only true measure is the word of God, the Bible.
If you do not grab the lifeline thrown to you when you have fallen overboard, you die; it’s the same in the Kingdom of God. Jesus is your lifeline. Grab Him and hold on.
Many dont believe that there is a hell. I remember hearing about a man of God who was faced with someone who only argued the piont that there is a hell. The man of God told him "My friend, if you are right, I have lost nothing, but have lived well. But if I am right, you have lost everything and will pay the price."
I know that there is a hell as sure as I know that I have written this hub in warning to you!
You must grab salvation and then you will live FOREVER.