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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heaven is a real place

Below is an excerpt from the Feb. 2010 issue of my monthly newsletter called: "to the Saving of the Soul".

So, “What is Heaven?” you ask! The scriptures say there are three heavens and define them as follows:

1. the clouds—the atmosphere around the earth (Gen. 1:6-9; Job 26:8; Matt. 24:30);
2. where the stars are—space (Gen. 1:14-19); and ,
3. Heaven—the actual place (II Cor. 12:1-4) that was created by God (Psalm 8:3); where He dwells (I Kings 8:30, 39, 43, 49); and, where His throne is located (Isaiah 66:1).

This ‘third heaven’ is the focus of our lesson. Paul was caught up there. He wasn’t doubtful of where he was; he was sure that he was in third heaven. What he was unsure of was whether he was there in body or out of body.

This Heaven is our inheritance. Christ will return and take us there to dwell in God’s presence. II Thess. 2:8-12 comes alive in these occurrences. When believers are caught up (raptured) and the Holy Spirit is taken out of the earth then the anti-Christ will be revealed.

The good news is that from the very beginning God has chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the spirit and belief of the truth. He now calls you to himself by his written and preached Word. God’s desire is that no one should perish but that all come to repentance (II Pet. 3:9).

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Hell is a real place (and is under your feet)

Below is an excerpt from the Jan. 2010 issue of my monthly newsletter called: "to the Saving of the Soul".

Does Hell exist? It is a fact of scripture that Hell exists as a real place and contains the spirits of all who have died a physical death and were outside of the family of God.
The scriptures teach that Hell is a place of immense activity. There is sorrow there (Psal. 18:5); there is fire there (Deut. 32:22); it is hidden from man but naked before God (Job 26:6; Amos 9:2); it is a place of power (Psal. 49:15; Hos. 13:14); all spirits there are fully conscious (Isa. 14:9-9-15; Luke 16:19-31); there are conversations there (Isa. 14:9-16; Ezek. 32:21); certain kings and chief ones of the earth are there (Isa. 14: 9-11); the inhabitants are stirred up at the coming of others (Ezek. 32:27-32); men recognize and correspond with each other (Isa. 14:16); and, it is a place where knowledge and memory exist (Isa. 14:10; Luke 16:19-31). It is evident from the scriptures that Hell is a very real place. Souls there experience emotions such as sorrow, regret and anxiety because they are fully conscious of their existence and possess memory of life above ground.
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