Class Notes: 9/1/2021
The judgment seat of Christ part 27 The categories of death part 13
2Tim 3:12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.13 because wicked men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Jer 17:9; KVJ The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (woke): who can know it?
Hosea 4:6; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
2Cor 13:8; We can do nothing against the truth but only for the truth.
Believers who involved in the cosmic system have no wall of fire and are often disciplined by God during historical disaster.
God uses historical disaster to discipline and often to remove carnal cosmic believers from the earth. Too many carnal cosmic believers form an anti-pivot so when there are too many carnal cosmic believers in the client nation the nation becomes self-destructive.
A nation will actually destroy itself were it not for the fact that every year God eliminates from the client nation a number of carnal cosmic believers.
Cosmic involvement produces social degeneration, economic disaster, and military defeat. This is what we see occurring in client nation USA at this time because we have too many carnal cosmic believers in our nation.
Lev 26:14-20; 'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
17'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
20'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
2Chron 7:13-14; "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
In our study on the judgment seat of Christ based on Rev 2:11; we took up a study of the doctrine of death and last time we were looking at cosmic death that occurs when believers enter satan's cosmic system by sinning and then end up in a state of perpetual control of the soul by the sin nature without the recovery function of rebound.
Crusader arrogance is a system that prolongs carnality without rebound. The solution to Christian activism is rebound and keep moving.
Nothing slows the Christian life down like dead works. Those things done under arrogance will become wood, hay and straw, and all burned up at the judgment seat of Christ. 1Cor 3:12-15;
There is also a category of death called sexual death, only found in two passages that refer to Abraham, Rom 4:17-21; Heb 11:11-12; These passages describe Abraham's situation with Sarah and their inability to have children while at the same time God had promised them descendants. Gen 15:5;
Rom 4:17-21; "Since it has been written in the past with the result that it stands written forever (in Gen 17:5;), `I have decreed you (Abraham) the father of many nations.' In the sight of whom he had believed God, the One reviving the dead (his own sexual death)..."
18 "Abraham, who beyond hope of sexual performance had believed at the point of hope (attainment of spiritual maturity at age 99)in order that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which had been communicated: `so shall your seed be.'
19 And without becoming weak in the sphere of doctrine, he thoughtfully reflected and perceived his own body as already dead [sexually] after living approximately 100 years. Furthermore, he understood the deadness of Sarah's womb."
Rom 4:20-21, "However, he did not stagger at the promise of God but he became strong by means of doctrine, having given glory to God, having been completely convinced that what God had promised Himself He was able also to do it."
Because of his use of the faith-rest drill God revived Abraham's sexual ability and Sarah's womb was revived so Isaac the first born member of the new racial species was born to Abraham and Sarah
After Sarah died other children who became the founders of the Arab nations were born from Abraham. Gen 25:1-2;
The seventh and last category of death is the "second death," the one we have in our passage Rev 2:11; This death is only for unbelievers because they have rejected God's love John 3:16; and refused to believe in Jesus Christ who is the only savior. John 14:6; Acts 4:12;
It is eternal separation from God in a place called the lake of fire. The lake of fire was created in eternity for the devil and the fallen angels. Matt 25:41;
There is a place called "hell" that is actually the torments compartment of Hades, and there is a difference between Hades and the lake of fire. Hades exists in time and the lake of fire exists in eternity.
I am going to start with a literal grammatical description of the lake of fire and then offer an alternate view of how it may actually work with more modern vocabulary.
The lake of fire is described in Rev 20:14-15; Where we are told that death and Hades along with everyone whose name is not found in the book of life are transferred and it is called is the second death.
Rev 19:20; and Rev 21:8; describe it as being a burning liquid sulfur fire. Brimstone is a yellow rock made of sulfur that turns black as it melts at about 240 F, boils at about 752 F, and ignites above 832F. Sulfur burns with a cobalt blue color that is almost invisible in daylight and makes a very caustic poisonous smoke that has a nasty smell of rotten eggs.
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