GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS
GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "
- GOD, MAN, SPIRIT
- SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER
- GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE
- THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE
- WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS
SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?
- CHRISTIANS, END-TIME,
MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD
- THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE
- REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL
LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM
- BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE
- GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS
- FOODS, GREETINGS AND
- BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER
OR HOLY COMMUNION
- THE LORD'S CHURCH
- THE LAST DAY
- GOD IS WONDERFUL !
GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !
A Prayer of Adoration
CHRISTIANS, END-TIME, MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD
6.1 JUDGMENT TO SATAN
When the thousand years rule has passed, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will ascend to heaven with HIS holy church of HIS saints. After that, our LORD will send HIS angel and release Satan for a short time from his prison, the bottomless pit. Then, Satan and his whole host of demons will start revolts against CHRIST. And the remaining men will prefer evil to good and turn their hearts toward Satan, as Adam and Eve did (Genesis 3:1-8). All will be ruined by mankind. Satan, the devil will make his last and final attempt to defeat CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. He will go out to deceive the nations, which
are in the four corners of the earth into rebellion against our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. He will deceive the nations of the four corners of the earth and gather all the armies of the whole world together to the final battle, to fight against CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. Their number will be as the sand of the sea. Gog and Magog will be Satan, the devil's special allies.
“And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”
They will surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city, the earthly Jerusalem. Then our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will quickly devour Satan and his henchmen with his heavenly fire and cast them into hell, the lake of eternal fire where fire and brimstone burn together. The fire in hell is never quenched and worms in hell never die. In hell, their worms will not die and the fire will not quench. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will cast Satan, the devil and his angels (St. Matthew 25:41) into hell to be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Their torment will be eternal. Their sufferings will be eternal. Their cries will be eternal. Their tears will be eternal. See Revelation 20:7-10.
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast (antichrist) and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
Thus, satanic rebellion will be completely crushed by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
6.2 THE GLORIOUS OPEN COMING OF CHRIST
When the days of great tribulation and thousand years rule have passed, the sun will be darkened; the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall and the powers that are in heaven will be shaken. The sun will become black as sackcloth of hair and the moon will become as blood, so the nature of the earth will change. The sea and the waves will be roaring. There will be great distress, afflictions and weariness of heart, as people keep waiting for the horrors to occur.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.”
St. Matthew 24:29
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
St. Luke 21:25-26
The terrible sign of JESUS CHRIST, the LORD of lords and our GOD Almighty will appear in the sky. The sign will make any man tremble with fear and it will foretell the appearing of the LORD in the sky, as a great judge to judge the sinners. Then our LORD JESUS CHRIST will come in the clouds of heaven with HIS saints, mighty angels and with flaming fire. HE will come with great power and glory.
When our LORD openly appears in the sky, the mourning souls of dead sinners and the sinners who live in this world will be given hellish bodies. Hence the eyes of all people will openly see HIM and they will wail in great terror. The eyes of all sinners will see HIM. Those who scourged HIM, who pierced HIM, who beat HIM, who rejected HIM, who wanted HIM to die, who humiliated HIM, who mocked at HIM, who blasphemed against HIM, who judged against HIM and who murdered HIM will see HIM. Those who persecuted, who murdered, who scourged, who mocked, who humiliated and who blasphemed against HIS servants, witnesses and believers of the LORD will also see HIM. When they see the LORD, the sinners of the world will wail and lament in great terror. No one can escape from the hands of the LORD. No one can escape from the eyes of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. No sinner can escape from the hands or from the eyes of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
St. Matthew 24:30, 27
“Seeing it is a righteous thing with GOD to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from heaven with HIS mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD, and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the LORD, and from the glory of HIS power; When HE shall come to be glorified in HIS saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
II Thessalonians 1:6-10
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD cometh with ten thousands of HIS saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against HIM.”
“Behold, HE cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see HIM, and they also which pierced HIM: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of HIM. Even so, Amen.”
During HIS open coming, HIS most holy and beautiful feet will stand on the mount of Olives. And the mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west (Zechariah 14:4).
The open coming of our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will be the most terrible and tremendous event. During HIS coming, HE will righteously repay trouble to the sinners or the wicked. The open coming of CHRIST is also called the Second Coming of CHRIST.
6 . 3 FINAL JUDGMENT
Men's iniquities or transgressions or trespasses are bound up; their sins are stored up for their final judgment (Hosea 13:12). When our LORD JESUS CHRIST openly appears in the sky before the eyes of all people, to judge the sinners, the mourning souls of dead sinners that roam the world causing great troubles to people, and the sinners who live in this world will be given hellish bodies. They will cry and lament, when they see the LORD coming as the righteous Judge with a terrible look in the clouds of heaven.
Now, this present universe is reserved for fire, until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly people (II Peter 3:7). The judgment will take place in this earth, since the present unclean heavens with all things viz., sun, moon, stars and planets (Job 15:15; 25:5; Revelation 6:12-14), except the third heaven- the holy Paradise (II Corinthians 12:2-4) will be dissolved and all the sinners of the earth will be devoured by the fire of HIS jealousy (Zephaniah 1:18; 3:8), just before HIS judgment; and the present unclean earth with all other things viz., mountains, oceans, seas, islands, etc., will be dissolved by the fire of HIS jealousy, just after HIS judgment (II Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 20:11-13; 21:1). This is one of the divine secrets of GOD. Thus the judgment day will be a day without day-time or night-time (Zechariah 14:7). And it will be a day of darkness and gloominess (Zephaniah 1:15).
Then, our LORD JESUS CHRIST will be sitting as the righteous Judge on the great white throne in great wrath and with an exceedingly terrible look. The great white throne reveals HIS divine dominion and power, government and judgment. The white colour of HIS throne signifies HIS righteousness, holiness, glory, majesty and purity.
Then the sinners who were kings, great men, chief captains, and all men, great and small, slave and free, mighty and wicked, blasphemers, the ungodly who lived forgetting GOD or without knowing GOD, the unbelievers, the abominable people, the murderers, adulterers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, deceivers, thieves, unclean people, unrighteous people and those who did not obey the gospel of GOD will hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains and ask the mountains and the rocks to fall on them and hide them from the face of the LORD who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of HIS wrath is come and say, "Who shall be able to stand, who shall survive HIS anger". Thus, the condition of the sinners is one of exceeding terror and distress. See Revelation 6:15-17).
When our LORD is sitting on HIS exceedingly glorious white throne of judgment, all people would be gathered before HIM. The LORD will set HIS saints, the sheep on HIS right side; but the sinners, the goats on the left as a shepherd separates his sheep from his goats. Then the LORD will say to HIS saints on HIS right, "COME, YE BLESSED OF MY FATHER, INHERIT THE KINGDOM PREPARED FOR YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD". The LORD will say to the sinners on HIS left, "DEPART FROM ME, YE CURSED, INTO EVERLASTING FIRE, PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS". Everyone will be rewarded according to his works (St. Matthew 25:31-46).
“Then shall the King say unto them on HIS right hand, Come, ye blessed of MY FATHER, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Then shall HE say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from ME, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
St. Matthew 25:34, 41, 46
When the LORD, JESUS CHRIST pronounces HIS judgment, the sea, the earth and the abyss will deliver up the dead who were in them. Two books of heaven will be opened before the LORD. One of them is the Book of Life. In this book, all the names of the saints, and their good works would have been recorded by themselves. In another book, all the names of the sinners would have been written, and all their sinful acts would have been recorded by themselves. The sinful works, the filthy works, lies, deceptions, theft, murder, adultery, sorcery, and all other abominable and sinful works of the sinners
recorded by themselves in the book, with the minute details of day, hour, minute, second and the place, will be shown to the sinners by the LORD. Without any objection, any sinner will accept that he is a guilty sinner, liable to judgment and eternal punishment in hell. The LORD's judgment would be so righteous that the sinner would accept without any objection that hell is the righteous punishment for his sins. All sinners will be cast into the terrible hell. The saints whose names have been written in the Book of Life will enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD. The sinners whose names are not found in the Book of Life will be cast into hell, the lake of eternal fire and they will be tormented for ever and ever.
“And I saw a great white throne, and HIM that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before GOD; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The judgment day or the last judgment or the day of judgment will be the day at the end of the world when the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will judge everyone who has ever lived.
6.4 WHO WILL BE PUNISHED ?
The following verses in the holy scriptures, the Holy Bible clearly reveal, who will be punished by the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST on the day of judgment. HE will punish those who do not do the will of GOD. So, all people must be saved; all people must come to the knowledge of truth about the LORD JESUS CHRIST; all people must obtain holiness and holy life; all people should abstain from all sins; and all ministers of GOD should always do their ministry in obedience to the will of GOD.
“Not every one that saith unto ME, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of MY FATHER which is in heaven. Many will say to ME in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from ME, ye that work iniquity.”
St. Matthew 7:21-23
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
I Timothy 2:4
“For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.”
I Thessalonians 4:3
“Follow (pursue) peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who have spoken vain words. Our LORD JESUS said,
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
St. Matthew 12:36
On the day of judgment GOD will punish those who have not known GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and those who have not obeyed the gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“...when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from heaven with HIS mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD, and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the LORD, and from the glory of HIS power.”
II Thessalonians 1:7-9
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish all the ungodly and the sinners. HE will punish all atheists, polytheists, pantheists, polygamists and polyandrists.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of GOD? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
I Peter 4:17-18
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish all the wicked and all the nations that forget GOD.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget GOD.”
“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of GOD, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of GOD, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
‘Death’ means ‘second death, the fiery lake of burning sulphur’.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who are having stubborn and unrepentant heart.
“But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of GOD; Who will render to every man according to his deeds.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, coveters, homosexuals (lesbians and gays), thieves, drunkards, sadists, onanists, masturbators, etc. Sadism, onanism (Genesis 38:9-10), and masturbation are sins.
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD? Be not deceived: neither fornicators (the sexually immoral), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomites or homosexuals), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of GOD.”
I Corinthians 6:9-10
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish the dead (Revelation 20:12). The dead are those who are dead in sins and trespasses (Ephesians 2:1, 5).
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who are having the works of the sinful flesh. Revellers, adulterers, adulteresses, lesbians, gays, sodomites, drunkards, idolaters, murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, coveters, thieves, extortioners, the unjust people, the unholy or unclean people who indulge in the works of the sinful flesh.
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD.”
‘Witchcraft’ means ‘sorcery’.
Revellings are sins. Entertainments of films/movies, music, songs, radio, television, drama, dance, circus, farce (a funny play or performance or writing for the theatre based on ridiculous and unlikely situations and events), plays, sports, games, tournaments, etc., are revellings. Revellings include the seeing of erotic art/pictures. Revellings include the reading of erotic books/poetry. Revellings include the hearing of erotic music/songs. Revellings include the playing of erotic music. Revellings include the singing of erotic songs, etc. Revellings include orgies, revelries, etc.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish the impure, immoral and greedy people.
“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of CHRIST and of GOD. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of GOD upon the children of disobedience.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish liars, murderers, perjurers, etc.
“Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.”
I Timothy 1:9-10
‘Whoremongers’ means ‘fornicators’. ‘Menstealers’ means ‘kidnappers’.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who have broken their first faith.
“Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.”
I Timothy 5:12
‘Damnation’ means ‘condemnation’.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish blasphemers, traitors, etc.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of GOD; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
II Timothy 3:1-7
‘Incontinent’ means ‘without self-control’.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who are not merciful.
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who grumble against each other.
“Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will severely punish the false prophets, false teachers, etc.
“My brethren, be not many masters (teachers), knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the LORD that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
II Peter 2:1-3
False teachers are described as cursed children (accursed children). They are also described as wells without water, unable to satisfy the spiritual thirst of people. Further, they are described as clouds without water (Jude 12). Again, they are described as clouds that are carried about by a tempest (of various kinds of strange teachings). See Hebrews 13:9.
“The LORD knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the LORD. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.”
II Peter 2:9-17
False teachers are further called servants of corruption, since they have not escaped the pollutions of the world. They are again entangled in them and overcome by them. Therefore their latter end is worse than their beginning. their deeds deny their profession of salvation. Their deeds deny their profession of CHRIST. The illustrations of the dog and the sow clearly portray their sheer folly.
“For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the LORD and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
II Peter 2:18-22
'The servants of corruption' are the false teachers, since they have become entangled in the world and overcome by it. Therefore, their end will be destruction. They will be destroyed in hell.
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish those who walk after their own lusts, murmurers, etc.
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD cometh with ten thousands of HIS saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against HIM. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit), Keep yourselves in the love of GOD, looking for the mercy of our LORD JESUS CHRIST unto eternal life.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish anyone who knows the good he ought to do and does not do it.
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish the unholy.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD.”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish the unsaved.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard HIM; GOD also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit), according to HIS own will?”
On the day of judgment, GOD will punish the cowardly, the unbelieving, the abominable, sorcerers, idolaters, murderers, the sexually immoral and all liars (Revelation 21:8).
The Son of man, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will execute judgment. HIS judgment will be true and righteous. HE will give HIS righteous and true judgment on the righteous and the evil. Those who have done good will rise to eternal life in heaven, the kingdom of GOD, and those who have done evil will rise to eternal destruction in hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the eternal and never changing truth. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“And hath given HIM authority to execute judgment also, because HE is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear HIS voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
St. John 5:27-29
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Everyone should be afraid of HIS judgments (Psalm 119:120). The fear of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is very essential (Proverbs 1:7). Godliness is very essential (I Timothy 4:8). Each and everything must be done for the glory of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (I Corinthians 10:31). Hard and impenitent heart must be removed (Romans 2:5). Everyone should obey his/her parents in the LORD (Ephesians 6:1). No one should be secret sinners (Romans 2:16).
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST declares the imminence of HIS return to give HIS reward. Reward is always based on work.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and MY reward is with ME, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
6.5 HORRIBLE HELL
There is a place called hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (Revelation 21:8). The existence of hell is real and undoubted. So, the Holy Bible, the Holy word of GOD warns of hell. The New Testament of the Holy Bible alone warns of hell over 160 times. And our LORD JESUS CHRIST warns of hell many times. In St. Luke 16:19-31, HE gives a very frightening picture of hell.
When our LORD JESUS CHRIST announces HIS judgment to sinners, the great flaming fire of hell, the fiery waves of the fiery sea with a terrible frightening noise will be appearing before them and coming towards them like the sea waves. The sinners will be greatly frightened and will try to save themselves from the frightful presence of hell-fire. But they will not be able to.
Hell is a place of horrible fire. Sinners will be tormented in this hell-fire for ever and ever. Hell is a place of very furious flames of fire (St. Luke 16:24). Hell is a very furious furnace of fire and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 13:42). Hell is the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). Hell cannot be compared with anything else on earth. In St. Mark 9:44, JESUS says about hell,
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
St. Mark 9:44
Their worm-not a worm or the worm-but their worm. The scientists discover the strange ocean creatures, the giant tube worms, measuring up to 8 feet in length. Certainly their worm in hell-fire will be much greater in size than these ocean worms and they will be more terrible than these worms. So, their worm in hell-fire will be terribly tormenting and torturing sinners continuously.
Hell is the place of the wicked and those who do not know GOD (Job 18:21). Brimstone (sulphur) will be scattered on their dwelling in hell (Job 18:15). Sulphur will be set fire in hell (Revelation 21:8). The worm (the maggot) will be spread under them and worms will cover them (Isaiah 14:11). Terrors will frighten them on every side and terrors will drive them to their feet (Job 18:11). Their strength will be starved and destruction will be ready at their side (Job 18:12). Hell-fire will devour the strength of their skin; hell-fire will devour the strength of their bodies (Job 18:13). They will be tormented with fire and brimstone (Revelation 14:10).
The smoke of their torment will ascend up for ever and ever, and they will have no rest day or night (Revelation 14:11). The sinners will experience a very great difficulty in breathing because of furious flames of fire-suffocating heat, and because of horrible sulphur smoke inhalation-suffocating sulphur smoke, and because of very severe thirst-suffocating thirst. Their nostrils will be filled with the awful stench of suffocating sulphur smoke and with the awful stench of burning souls.
The sinners will experience complete sleeplessness and they will be greatly puzzled about what to do or where to go or how to escape. Their brain will be completely puzzled and collapsed and will become nonfunctional. They will be in a state of terrible physical, mental and nervous collapse and breakdown.
Their faces will start burning by the hell-fire. Horrible flames of fire will be blazing from their eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth and from every opening of their bodies. Their bodies will be sizzling and crackling by the horrible flames of fire. Their bodies will be shaken violently and moved wildly.
The darkness in hell will be very terrifying and it will engulf the sinners. They will be in great fear and trembling. They will be feeling something moving in the darkness and something horrible will be happening. Their worm will be emerging terribly to bore holes in their hellish bodies and to eat their bodies. The flames of hell-fire will enter into their bones also. At that time they will remember their preachers pleading with them to receive JESUS CHRIST and HIS great salvation (Acts 16:31; Hebrews 2:3). But they could not be saved.
Sinners will see hell for ever and ever. Sinners will breathe hell for ever and ever. Sinners will hear hell for ever and ever. Sinners will feel hell for ever and ever. Hell will be beyond anything imaginable!
The Holy Bible describes hell as a place of weeping (St. Matthew 8:12), wailing (St. Matthew 13:50), gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 13:42), outer darkness (St. Matthew 25:30), blackest darkness (Jude 13), torments (St. Luke 16:23), flames (St. Luke 16:24), everlasting burnings (Isaiah 33:14), devouring fire (Isaiah 33:14), everlasting fire (St. Matthew 25:41), everlasting punishment (St. Matthew 25:46), etc. Hell is for ever and ever. There is no hope in hell. The great horror of hell is unbearable even for one second.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST very severely warns about hell in St. Mark 8:36.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
St. Mark 8:36
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST talks about hell very seriously and solemnly. So, HE says in St. Mark 9:43-48:
“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of GOD with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
St. Mark 9:43-48
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST spoke more on hell than on any other subject. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST declares hell as the fire (St. Matthew 7:19; 13:40), everlasting fire (St. Matthew 18:8; 25:41), the fire that shall never be quenched (St. Mark 9:43, 45), the fire is not quenched (St. Mark 9:44, 46, 48), hell fire (St. Matthew 5:22; 18:9; St. Mark 9:47), the furnace of fire (St. Matthew 13:42, 50), eternal damnation (St. Mark 3:29), damnation (St. Matthew 23:14; St. Mark 12:40; St. Luke 20:47), the damnation of hell (St. Matthew 23:33), where their worm dieth not (St. Mark 9:44, 46, 48), wailing and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 13:42, 50), weeping and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30), torments (St. Luke 16:23), tormented in the flame (St. Luke 16:24), place of torment (St. Luke 16:28), outer darkness (St. Matthew 8:12; 22:13) and everlasting punishment (St. Matthew 25:46).
Our loving GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST does not want anyone to be cast into hell. But, if anyone rejects JESUS CHRIST, then he/she chooses hell. If anyone rejects our LORD JESUS CHRIST's gift of eternal life, then he/she deserves to be in hell and will be in hell. So, don't wait. Tomorrow may be too late! Proverbs 27:1 says,
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
So, don't put it off another second to get salvation from sins. Realize you are a great sinner (Romans 3:10, 23). Realize you cannot save yourself (Isaiah 64:6; Titus 3:5). Salvation is the gift of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Ephesians 2:8). So, confess your sins to JESUS with broken-heart and with tears and with cries and with humility to get salvation from sins (Psalm 34:18). No one can escape hell, if we neglect so great a salvation (Hebrews 2:3).
One thing is certain to all sinners-"It is appointed unto menonce to die" (Hebrews 9:27). You will die-today or tomorrow or in a week or in a month or in a year or in 50 years or in 100 years. You will die by an accident or by a heart attack or by a stroke or by a disease or by some other means. "But after this the judgment" is certain to come (Hebrews 9:27). Revelation 20:15 says,
“And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The names of the saved people will be written in the Book of Life. The names of the unsaved people or the sinners or the backsliders will not be written in the Book of Life.
In the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, the prophet Daniel tells us,
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Psalm 9:17 tells us,
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget GOD.”
In the New Testament of the Holy Bible, our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST speaks of hell, the eternal fire, to those on HIS left on the Day of Judgment,
“Depart from ME, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
St. Matthew 25:41
There is no escape from hell. There is no end to their suffering, for it is an everlasting punishment in an unquenchable fire (St. Mark 9:43-48). All sinners deserve everlasting punishment in hell.
Many people commonly talk about hell without much concern or thought, because they do not know what and how terrible hell is. Many people do not believe that the wages of sin is hell. Hell is a lake of eternal fire and undying worms. It is a terrible lake of fire where fire and brimstone burn for ever. No pain or agony in the world can be compared with that of hell. Hell is such a painful place.
Sinners will be burnt in hell like lime and thorns cut up. The undying worms found in hell will go on piercing the hellish bodies of sinners. The sinners will be there for ever. The fire of hell is never quenched and the worms of hell never die. Not even a single drop of water can be had there for thirst. All sinners will be tormented in great pain day and night and for ever and ever in hell. There will be endless wailing and gnashing of teeth in hell. Hell is known also as second death, outer darkness and everlasting fire. False prophets and false servants or false teachers will be bound hand and foot and thrown into hell. This will be the most severe punishment to the false prophets and false servants or false teachers.
“And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
Isaiah 33:12, 14
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
St. Matthew 25:30
“Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
St. Matthew 22:13
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
A number of Jews or Israelites are having a wrong thought that Abraham sits at the gate of hell to prevent any Jew or Israelite from entering into hell. Abraham is the father of all believers. Now, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the beggar explains clearly that Abraham cannot prevent any Jew or Israelite from entering into hell. So, no help will come from Abraham to the Jews or the Israelites. See St. Luke 16:19-26.
Further, the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures clearly explains how and why GOD will judge both Jew and Gentile, and how and why GOD can judge both Jew and Gentile.
“For there is no respect of persons (no partiality) with GOD.”
“…Who without respect of persons (without partiality) judgeth according to every man’s work, …”
I Peter 1:17
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will righteously judge both Jew and Gentile according to their deeds or works. The saved Jews or the saved Gentiles will get their glorious reward in heaven, the kingdom of GOD. The unsaved Jews or the unsaved Gentiles will get their great condemnation in hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
Again, for the saved, the judgment will result in eternal life in heaven. For the unsaved, the judgment will result in eternal damnation in hell.
“Who will render to every man according to his deeds.”
6.6 WHO WILL NOT ESCAPE HELL ?
The worldly or earthly blessedness does not necessarily mean GOD's ultimate favour. The rich men are often induced and influenced by worldly wealth.
“But they that will be rich (desire to be rich) fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”
I Timothy 6:9
GOD's servants or GOD's ministers or the prophets have an important role in bringing such people out of their eternal ruin and destruction. Those who do not obey the word of GOD, preached by GOD's ministers, will not escape from hell, the place of great torment. They will go to hell and suffer the torments of burning flame and the torments of undying worms, separation, loneliness, hopelessness, and conviction by the memories of their previous sinful lives, thirst, hunger, smoke, sleeplessness, and stench. In hell, there will be no repentance or no forgiveness or no salvation.
Now, everyone should trust the LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST and obey the glorious gospel of the LORD JESUS CHRIST preached by HIS servants, in order to escape the great torments in hell, the most extreme forms of human torture and suffering in hell. To describe the great torments in hell and to escape the great torments in hell, our LORD JESUS CHRIST narrated the parable of an unrighteous rich man and a righteous beggar named Lazarus, full of sores. Even a drop of water is denied the rich man in hell. See St. Luke 16:19-26. Not even a single drop of water will be given to anyone in hell. Not even a very small fragment of bread will be given to anyone in hell (Job 18:12).
The wages of sin is eternal death or the second death, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8). There will be no end to their suffering. The sinners in hell will be rejected and banished from the blissful and wonderful presence of GOD for ever and ever. The sinners in hell will be utterly forsaken by GOD.
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST did not appoint us to suffer wrath, the great torments in hell. But HE has appointed us to receive salvation through JESUS CHRIST. HE shed HIS most holy and precious blood for us and died for us on the cross at Calvary, for our salvation from sins. This salvation from sins is obtained through the substitutionary
sacrificial death of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“For GOD hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our LORD JESUS CHRIST.”
I Thessalonians 5:9
The names of the saved people will be found written in the Book of Life in heaven. They are the church of the first-born. Sinners' names will not be found written in the Book of Life. Hence, everyone must be saved to go to heaven and to escape hell. If anyone's name is not found written in the Book of Life, he/she will not escape hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, ...”
“...Whose names are in the Book of Life.”
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Again, the names of 'Born-Again Christians' or 'Real Christians' or 'True Christians' having perfect holiness of GOD will be found written in the Book of Life. They are the righteous and they will live by faith. A growing and intimate relationship with GOD will be found only in these people. The salvation and spiritual growth will be found only in these people. The backsliders' names will be blotted out of the Book of Life and their names will not be found written in the Book of Life.
“Let them be blotted out of the Book of the Living, and not be written with the righteous.”
“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, MY soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
Thus from these facts anyone can understand that the so-called Christians will not escape hell. But, most of the so-called Christians are with the false assumption that they are the true Christians and they are on the way to heaven, the kingdom of GOD, when in fact they are going to hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur, with other sinners. They are going to hell most pathetically with other sinners.
There is no hope in hell. There is no escape from hell.
6.7 HELL FOR SATAN, FALLEN ANGELS
“Then shall HE say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from ME, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
St. Matthew 25:41
From this verse, anyone can clearly understand that hell, the everlasting fire was originally prepared by GOD for Satan, the devil and his angels and not for mankind.
Hell was prepared by GOD for Satan, since Satan, the devil is the originator and chief practitioner of all sins (I John 3:8); he is the wicked one (I John 5:18); he is a thief and destroyer (St. John 10:10); he is a murderer and liar (St. John 8:44); he is the deceiver of the whole world and the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:9-10). He is always against the will and work of GOD. He is our adversary (I Peter 5:8).
He who commits sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. Hence, those who commit sin are the children of the devil.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of GOD (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) was manifested, that HE might destroy the works of the devil.”
I John 3:8
6 .8 HELL FOR MANKIND
Hell was originally prepared for Satan, the devil and his angels. Thus, hell wholly belongs to the devil and his angels. After that, the sinners become the children of the devil by their sinful acts. Hence, the sinners wholly belong to the devil. Hell which belongs to the devil and his angels, belongs to the children of the devil, the sinners also; hell which GOD originally prepared for the devil and his angels, belongs to mankind.
“Whosoever is born of GOD doth not commit sin; for HIS seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of GOD. In this the children of GOD are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of GOD, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
I John 3:9-10
The born-again people or the saved people or the redeemed or the regenerated people are born of GOD. They are the righteous and the holy. They are of GOD. They are born anew by the grace of GOD. They are renewed spiritually by the grace of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. GOD changes the heart and affection from natural enmity to the love of GOD. Then, there will be no enmity between man and GOD.
Those who are born of GOD are the children of GOD. Those who are not born of GOD are the children of Satan, the devil. The children of GOD will enter into eternal heaven, the kingdom of GOD. The children of the devil will enter into eternal hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
6 . 9 THE ETERNAL DESTRUCTION IN HELL
Hell is a place of great torments. The word torment means great physical and mental suffering caused as a punishment. Sinners will be tormented in hell by the most furious flames of fire and by severe thirst and by suffocating sulphur smoke and sleeplessness and stench. They will beg for mercy, but no mercy will be shown to them. See St. Luke 16:19-26.
Hell is the great furnace of fire and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 13:41-42). The sinners will be tormented with burning sulphur in hell. The smoke of their torment will ascend or rise up for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for them (Revelation 14:10-11). The sinners will be burned like lime and like cut thorn-bushes in hell (Isaiah 33:12).
Hell is the place of blackest darkness (Jude 13). Hell is the great pit in the lowest depths (Isaiah 14:15). Hell is a place of the prostitutes and their guests. They will be put into the depths of hell (Proverbs 9:18). Hell is a place of the worthless or the unprofitable servants of GOD (St. Matthew 25:30). Hell is a place of the wicked of all the nations that forget GOD (Psalm 9:17). Hell is a place of the angels that sinned (II Peter 2:4).
Hell is a place with unquenchable fire. The sinners will be burned up in hell like the chaff (St. Matthew 3:12). Hell is a place with the devouring (consuming) fire and with everlasting burnings. No one can dwell in hell (Isaiah 33:14). Satan, the devil, the antichrist, and the false prophet will be thrown alive into hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (Revelation 20:10). If anyone's name is not found written in the Book of Life, he will be thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15).
In hell, the maggots will be spread out beneath the sinners and the worms will cover them. These undying maggots and worms will go on piercing the hellish bodies of the sinners (Isaiah 14:11). The sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction in hell (II Thessalonians 1:9).
The scorching and suffocating heat in hell will be very awful (Isaiah 33:14). The suffocating sulphur smoke in hell will be very awful (Revelation 14:11; 21:8). The suffocation caused by the earthly disease, asthma cannot be compared with that in hell. The suffocating thirst in hell will be very awful (St. Luke 16:23-26). The blackest darkness in hell will be very awful (Jude 13). The undying worms in hell will be very awful (St. Mark 9:46).
Anyone who says to his brother, "THOU FOOL!" will be in danger of the fire of hell (St. Matthew 5:22). If your eye or hand or leg or ear or any other member of your body causes you to sin, it is better for you to cut one part of your body off than for your whole body to go into hell (St. Matthew 5:27-30).
Always everyone should be afraid of the ONE, the LORD JESUS CHRIST who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
St. Matthew 10:28
7. THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The existing heavens (skies), the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets are not holy in the sight of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“...Yea, the heavens are not clean in HIS sight.”
“Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in HIS sight.”
Therefore, the existing heavens, the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the planets will be devoured by the fire of the LORD GOD's jealousy and they will disappear. There will appear new heavens and new earth, where righteousness will dwell.
“...For all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of MY jealousy.”
“But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of GOD, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to HIS promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of HIM in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
II Peter 3:10-14
‘Conversation’ means ‘conduct’. ‘Hasting’ means ‘hastening’.
Then the holy city, New Jerusalem will descend from GOD out of heaven and be established in the new earth. This is the kingdom of heaven, the divine world, or the celestial world or the kingdom of GOD.
“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from GOD, Having the glory of GOD: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.”
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from GOD out of heaven, ... And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of GOD is with men, and HE will dwell with them, and they shall be HIS people, and GOD HIMSELF shall be with them, and be their GOD. And GOD shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And HE that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And HE said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
Now, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has promised to Peter, the keys of the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD (St. Matthew 16:19). By his glorious sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-40), Peter opened the door of the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD. Those who believe and accept his preachings of the gospel and those who live according to his preachings of the gospel, will enter into the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD. Others will not enter into it. Others will not see it.
Further, our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said to Peter, whatever he binds on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever he looses on earth will be loosed in heaven (St. Matthew 16:19). 'Bind' means 'to declare forbidden'. 'Loose' means 'to declare allowed'. These two declarations are the declarations of GOD's will and these are not the declarations of man's will. So, Peter cannot declare anything according to his own will and he cannot bind or loose anything according to his own will.
But, most of the Roman Catholics are having a wrong thought that Peter sits at the gate of heaven to allow them to enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD. Peter is not sitting at the gate of heaven. The kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD has twelve gates and at those gates there are twelve angels (Revelation 21:12). So, no help will come from Peter to the Roman Catholics or to any of the unsaved.
The kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven is the most glorious dwelling place for the saved. This is the most wonderful spiritual kingdom of GOD. This is the most wonderful spiritual kingdom of HIS church. Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, GOD the FATHER and GOD the SON and GOD the Holy Spirit, is the KING of this spiritual kingdom, the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
7.1 THE MOST WONDERFUL HEAVEN
No man can describe with his tongue the great lustre, great glory and immense beauty of heaven. It is a glorious kingdom of GOD with twelve gates of twelve pearls of exceeding lustre and value. The walls of heaven are of precious jasper of immense lustre and great value. The foundations of its walls are decorated with twelve kinds of precious stones of great lustre and value. The street of the city is pure gold, like clear glass of great lustre and value. There is a wonderful river of life with the water of life. On either side of the river is the tree of life, which bears twelve manners of fruits, yielding fruit every month. There is no sun or moon. Heaven is filled with the light of GOD's glory. The Divine Lamb, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the light in heaven. There is no night in heaven, it is always day there.
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of GOD did lighten it, and the Lamb (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is the light thereof.”
The children of GOD who are saved by our LORD JESUS CHRIST alone will enter into heaven and walk with our LORD JESUS CHRIST. In heaven, there is no hunger, no thirst, no heat, no cold, no sorrow, no tears, no death, no weeping, no wailing, no distress, no toiling and no fear. Heaven or the divine world is a kingdom of immense joy and happiness.
The saints who enter the kingdom of heaven will get thrones and crowns. The saints will be kings and priests before JESUS CHRIST, the LORD of lords and reign for ever and ever and worship HIM. The saints are the blessed, the immensely blessed. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the KING of kings will dwell with them for ever and ever, and be their GOD. See Revelation 1:6; 7:15-17; 21:1-27; 22:1-6.
7.2 THE MOST GLORIOUS LIFE
The kingdom of GOD or the kingdom of heaven is a very beautiful city. It is the most beautiful city where the saved and the redeemed people of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will live with HIM for ever and ever; the true Christians will live with HIM for ever and ever.
The activities in heaven include singing (Revelation 15:3), rejoicing (Ecclesiastes 3:4), fellowship with others (St. Matthew 17:3), serving (Revelation 22:3), worship (Revelation 5:8), ruling (II Timothy 2:12; Revelation 22:5), eating of the hidden manna and eating of the fruits of the tree of life (Revelation 2:17; 22:2), and drinking of the pure water of the pure river of life (Revelation 22:1, 17).
The most glorious life in heaven, the kingdom of GOD is a life of most glorious dwelling with GOD Almighty for ever and ever (Revelation 21:3); and a life of most glorious fellowship with the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST for ever and ever (Revelation 22:4). It is a new life of most glorious comfort for ever and ever (Revelation 21:4-5). It is a life of rest for ever and ever (Revelation 7:16-17; Hebrews 4:9-10); it is a life of service for ever and ever (Revelation 7:15; 22:3); it is a life of perfect health for ever and ever (Revelation 22:2); it is a life of worship for ever and ever (Revelation 19:1-5); and it is a life of ruling for ever and ever (Revelation 1:6). Hence, GOD's people have a superior life later and not now.
The people of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST or the Christians will spend their eternity with all their Christian friends and with all their Christian families in heaven, the kingdom of GOD for ever and ever. Behold the Christians' glorious end ! really there is no end at all. How glorious is our LORD GOD!
7.3 GOD'S KINGDOM FOR MANKIND
“Then shall the King say unto them on HIS right hand, Come, ye blessed of MY FATHER, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
St. Matthew 25:34
The kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD was originally prepared by GOD for mankind, from the foundation of the world. The blessed and holy people, the saints will inherit heaven. The kingdom of GOD is of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
“For the kingdom of GOD is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (the Holy Spirit).”
7.4 RESURRECTION EXPLAINED
Many people ask and many people think, 'How are the dead raised up?' and 'With what body do they come?' Many people are sceptical about how these things are going to come true. Now let us see what example has been given for the resurrection in the truthful law of the LORD, the Holy Bible.
“But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But GOD giveth it a body as it hath pleased HIM, and to every seed his own body. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption (perishable state); it is raised in incorruption (imperishable state): It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
I Corinthians 15:35-38, 42, 44
A man sows paddy or wheat or some other grain. The seed he sows dies and from the dead seed grows the sprout and comes to life-cycle again. "THAT WHICH THOU SOWEST IS NOT QUICKENED EXCEPT IT DIE". The bud does not grow from the seed and come to life, unless the seed that was sown dies. The seed not only dies but also disintegrates and disappears.
In the same way after death, man's body of flesh is buried in earth. This body of flesh or the natural body of man is buried or sown as a seed in earth. On the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the natural body of man, which was sown or buried as a seed to disintegrate and disappear in earth, will rise as a glorious and incorruptible body (I Corinthians 15:52-53), like the seed of paddy or some other grain that sprouts after death. This is to be done by the mighty work of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty GOD who has the power to subdue all things to HIM.
“Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned (made) like unto HIS glorious body, according to the working whereby HE is able even to subdue all things unto HIMSELF.”
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST's resurrection is the guarantee that HIS followers, the saved will also be raised from death. But what kind of body will they have? The new resurrected body will be far different from and far better than the physical body which had been buried. It will be a spiritual and immortal one like the beautiful and glorious body of JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. It will be far different from the old earthly body, just as a full-grown plant is far different from the shrivelled seed from which it has grown (I Corinthians 15:35-49).
Again, if a man's body of flesh is cremated in earth, his cremated ashes will act as a seed sown in earth. Therefore, no one should think that there is no resurrection of the dead. It is therefore a great truth, a great fact and a greatly certain fact that there is resurrection of the dead and that there is hell; there is judgment and there is heaven or divine world. Besides, our LORD JESUS CHRIST suffered, died, and was buried and HE resurrected HIMSELF on the third day. Thus, the LORD became the first to rise from the dead. Thus, it is a great truth and certainty that there is resurrection of the dead. Since there is resurrection of the dead, there is judgment and hell for the sinners and there is heaven, the divine world for the saints.
Therefore the most important thing man should know is that there is no profit for any man by his birth, if he makes his soul inherit hell by living a sinner. There is no profit for him by his birth, but everything ends in a great loss. Even if he has earned the whole world for him and even if he happens to be a great man in this world, there is no profit for him by his birth; all things are a great loss. There is no doubt about it. The ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, JESUS CHRIST asks,
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
St. Mark 8:36-37
How does a man benefit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul in the process?
7.5 SEVEN PARABLES DESCRIBING THE COURSE OF
In the first century, on the day of Pentecost, the church of the LORD was born (Acts 2:1-4, 47). When our LORD JESUS CHRIST was in this world, HE has wonderfully described in St. Matthew 13 the course of this age, through HIS seven parables.
The first parable of the sower describes a period of sowing the Gospel of CHRIST throughout the world (St. Matthew 13:1-23). The second parable of the wheat and the tares describes a counter-sowing by Satan, the devil (St. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43).
The third parable of the mustard seed describes an outward growth of Christendom/Christian world, not the true church but the apostate church (St. Matthew 13:31-32). During the first part of the fourth century, the Roman emperor, Constantine the Great proclaimed Christianity as the state religion. Through his encouragement and political influence, he mixed the church with the world and brought thousands of false believers or false converts into Christianity, making it Christendom, no longer the church. Many evil persons and things are lodged in this organization or enterprise of Christendom. Now, in this 21st century, in this Christendom there are so many denominations and churches, denying CHRIST.The 'mustard' is an annual herb. However, in this parable, its nature and function were changed, so that it became a 'tree', a lodging place for birds. They lodge in the branches of the great tree, that is, in the various enterprises of Christendom. The birds signify the evil ones, Satan and his henchmen.
“…And is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit and a cage of every unclean and hateful (hated) bird.”
The fourth parable of the leaven describes evil things (I Corinthians 5:6, 8) and evil doctrines (St. Matthew 16:6, 11-12) sown by a corrupt church in an unconverted world (St. Matthew 13:33-35). The apostate Roman Catholic Church was fully and officially formed in the sixth century, took in many false doctrines including doctrines of devils, idolatry, immorality, pagan practices, heretical doctrines and evil and impure matters and mixed them with the true and pure doctrines concerning CHRIST, corrupting (leavening) the whole divine content of Christianity. The leaven signifies evil things and evil doctrines. The 'woman' mentioned in this parable signifies the apostate 'Roman Catholic Church'. The woman added or mixed leaven (evil, abominable, heretical and pagan things) into the fine flour (the divine things of Christianity). The apostate Roman Catholic Church is the worst corrupt church.
The fifth parable of the hidden treasure in the field describes CHRIST seeking the lost in the entire world, to redeem them to HIMSELF (St. Matthew 13:44). Our LORD JESUS CHRIST went in joy to the cross at Calvary and gave HIMSELF as a ransom for all people to redeem them.
The sixth parable of the pearl of great price describes CHRIST finding HIS glorious church for HIS kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of GOD (St. Matthew 13:45-46). The pearl is produced by a living oyster in the death waters. When an oyster is wounded by a grain of sand, it secretes its life-juice around the grain of sand and makes it into a precious pearl. As such the glorious church is produced by the living CHRIST coming into the world filled with dead souls. the living CHRIST is wounded by us, the sinners, on the cross; HE sheds HIS glorious life-blood over us to make us into precious pearls, HIS glorious church.
The seventh parable of the net describes how GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will end the age in judgment by gathering the good or the saved into heaven, the kingdom of GOD and by casting the bad or the sinners into hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (St. Matthew 13:47-51).