B. God’s 7 Kingdoms; Jesus’ Birth (5BC) to His Death on Cross (30BC) 3/10/20

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Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit), physical being (body and mind)

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christ’s death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin Earth 8-10; Hades 11; Tartarus 12

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine, has always been, will always be; is always holy. From here

God created the universe, all in it; later will create Hell, the New Heaven/Earth. New Jerusalem is here.

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

God created a Holy Spiritual Kingdom; so angels could worship Him, help with God’s plan to save us. After

 Christ died for our sins, faithful/believers spiritual beings could come here when our physical body dies. 

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

God’s Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) can’t enter Holy 2nd Heaven; so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury. Until Jesus died for sin; Lord’s Angel

Advocate, satan accuser. Faithful spiritual beings went to God’s Rest, unfaithful to Hades; some demons to Abyss

After Jesus died for sin became Advocate, believers’ spiritual beings would go to 2nd Heaven, unbelievers to Hades

 

God’s Rest/Abraham’s Bosom: Faithful died, spiritual beings came here; till Jesus died, took all to 2nd Heaven

-Enoch + Elijah never physically died; live here in their physical bodies, will return as the 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over earth

 

8. Holy Spirit impregnated virgin Mary; God’s Son made man, Son of God/Son of Man; born Tishri 10, 5BC

 

8a. Jesus lived in obscurity till He was 30, then baptized by John; made righteous to begin His ministry 

 

8b. Jesus was the 1st fruits; 1st human spiritual being anointed by His Father with the indwelling of the

Holy Spirit. Jesus’ human spiritual being 1st enter into God’s Kingdom in 2nd Heaven while He lived on earth.

 

9. Jesus was crucified Nisan 14 30AD; His body died on cross as all the world’s sins were laid upon Him.

For no human body can die unless sinful; His body was buried in tomb before the day ended at sundown.

 

10. Because Jesus’ human spiritual being now carried our sins; He descended to the torment of Hades v

 

Bottomless Pit God created an intensely hot furnace of torment within a pit located in the depths of earth.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx  Spiritual chasm between God’s Rest/Abraham’s Bosom and Hades; separating them xxxxxxxxxx

 

Hades (Fifth Kingdom) in highest part of pit, least heat of torment; holds spiritual beings of all unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical body dies. As they await White Throne Judgment, then Hell

 

11. Jesus human spiritual being punished until God accepted His sacrifice; then descended to Tartarus v

 

Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) in the lower parts of the pit with severe heat of torment; holds

disruptive demonic spirits (angelic beings who sinned) who will be cast into Hell/Lake of Fire

 

Tartarus prison in Abyss, lowest part of pit, worst heat torment; holds vile demons who are chained here and will be cast into Hell. Includes azazel, other angels who became demons when they married human women

 

12. Jesus was the Scapegoat, brought the world’s sins He carried to azazel, other demons  in Tartarus;

the prison of the Abyss. He deposited all the world’s sins in the most solitary, uninhabited land there is.

 

 

Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); created after Christ defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

 

B. God’s 7 Kingdoms; Jesus’ Birth to His Death on the Cross    

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Must understand: spiritual being (soul and spirit), physical being (body and mind)

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christ’s death 

# Believers; those who loved Jesus above all things after His death

 

8. Holy Spirit impregnated virgin Mary; God’s Son made man, Son of God/Son of Man; born Tishri 10, 5BC

 

Jesus became man, when the Holy Spirit miraculously used the seed of a man with Judean roots who had no inherited sin, to impregnate Mary who was a virgin. Jesus now was the Son of God and the Son of Man; His Father was God, His mother was Mary. Jesus was the only human being who would have no sin, for Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit through Mary. So Jesus did not inherit Adam’s original sin, which is passed through all men’s seed to any baby they conceive; for all people can die. And Jesus was the only physical person who ever lived, or will live who will never commit any sins.  

* Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. Lk 1:34-35 NASB+

*He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21 NASB+

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinnedRo 5:12 NKJV+

 

Our Father’s all-knowing plan of salvation was perfect in having Adam’s original sin pass through the seed of all men; yet keeping women from passing on any sin through their seed to their babies. This showed us that Jesus was the Son of God, He was not conceived by Joseph who was only His earthly stepfather, for Jesus was holy, sinless. Yet Jesus became a holy physical man, the Son of Man, for His physical being (mind, body) was reproduced through Mary who passed no sin on to her baby. The miracle of Jesus becoming man was the seed the Holy Spirit used to impregnate Mary; which had to come from a man with Judean roots whose seed did not contain Adam’s original sin. The Holy Spirit could have made seed from a Judean man without original sin, miraculously used only Mary’s seed, had and used some of Adam’s seed before Adam sinned, or used some other miraculous means to conceive Jesus with a man’s seed which did not contain Adam’s original sin. 

*For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Ro 5:19 ESV+

*For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the deadFor as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 1Co 15:21-22 NKJV+

 

Jesus could not die on the cross until His Father laid our sins upon Him; then His human physical body died. Jesus’ death, the blood He shed on the cross, and the torment He went through in Hades; paid for all the sins of the faithful/believers from the beginning of this world to the White Throne Judgment. So we can become children of God, live with Him eternally in His New Heaven and Earth.

*who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. 1Pe 2:24 NKJV+

 

Jesus was born on the Day of Atonement Tishri 10, 5 BC, the most holy day of the Jewish year; when God came down from Heaven to the Holy of Holies in His Temple in Jerusalem to forgive Israel’s sins each year, to make the faithful holy. What other day would Jesus be born but the holiest day of the year; how much more symbolic can you get than this is when His Father came to forgive the sins of Israel each year. Picturing the time His Son came down from Heaven, became man and died on the cross to make atonement once; for all the sins the faithful/believers would ever commit. See 12 for how the sins of the world where symbolically laid on Jesus.  

*And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the Lord. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. Lev 23:26-28 ESV+

*and the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. Lev 16:2 RSV+

*And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.” And Moses did as the Lord commanded him. Lev 16:34 ESV+

*And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:10 NIV+

 

Tishri 10 refers to a day on the Jewish Calendar (See Jesus Born 11.); on our calendar this day would fall in late September or early October

 

8a. Jesus lived in obscurity till He was 30, then baptized by John; made righteous to begin His ministry 

 

Jesus was brought quietly into the world from His birth, lived in obscurity protected by His Father until He began His ministry. At this time there were only a very few who knew Jesus was the Son of God while also a physical man Jesus. Maybe only His mother Mary knew, for we presume Simeon, Anna, Elizabeth and Joseph were all dead; and John the Baptizer did not remember Jesus from the time he recognized Jesus when both were in their mother’s wombs (Lk 1:44, 7:20). Not even His own brothers knew He was the Son of God. Jesus birth

*For not even his brothers believed in him. Jn 7:5 ESV+

*He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. Jn 1:10 KJV

 

Jesus began His ministry when He was about 30 years old, in 26 AD (add year for crossing 0). Jesus could not begin His ministry under the Old Covenant ceremonial law until He was washed with water by a priest, to make Him ceremonially righteous. Jesus asked John the Baptizer, a priest in God’s Temple in Jerusalem, to ceremonially wash, baptize Him with water; so He could begin His ministry. 

*Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, Lk 3:23 NIV+

*Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Matt 3:13-15 ESV

 

8b. Jesus was the 1st fruits; 1st human spiritual being anointed by His Father with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ human spiritual being 1st enter into God’s Kingdom in 2nd Heaven while He lived on earth.

 

God’s Son is a spiritual being who has always been, will always be. Yet in our Father’s plan to have children to love, He would change Jesus’ very essence, when Jesus became a man. Jesus was always the preeminent in our Father’s plan to save us by becoming a human physical being; though Jesus always was an invisible spiritual being, in the image of His Father. Jesus was the firstborn in all things, was the 1st to be designed by our Heavenly Father with a physical being, a human body and mind; in which a human spiritual being, a soul and spirit would be placed, giving the physical body and mind life

*He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Col 1:15 ESV+

 

Our Father designed Jesus before He created the universe, all that is in it; including the angelic beings, Adam and Eve, all other human beings who would be reproduced through them. Our Father designed our physical beings (body and mind) to be conformed to the image He designed for Jesus, so He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Our Father designed our spiritual beings in His image, in the image He would design the angels with. Our Father knew as He designed the men and women who would live in earth; who would love and obey Him. These He would call to become His children, justify them, and give them glorified bodies like Jesus would have. Then take them into His New Heaven/Earth to live with Him eternally. 

*And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Col 1:18 ESV+

*For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Ro 8:29 ESV+

 

When Jesus came up out of the water of the Jordan River, after being baptized by John to begin His minstry; He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in bodily form, like a dove, so all who were watching would know what had happened. Jesus was the first fruits, the first to be given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit by His Father; after which Jesus was given the gifts of the Spirit to do His Father’s work. With these gifts of the Spirit the Father had prepared Jesus to be tested in the wilderness by satan/devil; then after overcoming this adversary Jesus was prepared to begin His 3½ year ministry on earth.

*and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." Lk 3:22 NIV+

*And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness Lk 4:1 ESV+

*Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Lk 4:13 NKJV+

 

Only Jesus could have received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at this time; for at this time only His human spiritual being was holy, so the Holy Spirit could dwell, live within it. All the faithful, the believers had to wait until Jesus atoned for our sins on the cross, before our spiritual being could be made holy, and the Holy Spirit could dwell in them.

*To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." 1Pe 2:21-22 NIV+

 

Jesus returned to Galilee and the surrounding area to minister and heal with the power of the Holy Spirit; until He was crucified.

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. Lk 4:14-15 ESV+

 

Jesus did not have any spiritual power other than a normal man; for He was also the Son of Man. Jesus received all of His power through the Holy Spirit, who now lived in His human spiritual being.

*how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Ac 10:38 NIV+

*“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, Lk 4:18 ESV+

 

9. Jesus was crucified Nisan 14 30AD; His body died on cross as all the world’s sins were laid upon Him. For sin causes death, no human body can die unless sinful. His body was buried in a tomb before the day ended at sundown.

 

Jesus would minister for 3½ years, then on Friday Passover/Preparation Day Nisan 14 (March/April) 30 AD, Jesus gave His life on the cross to redeem us from our sins; by allowing the Roman governor Pontius Pilate to crucify Him. 

*But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?" Matt 26:52-54 NKJV+

*Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christwho gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, Gal 1:3-4 NKJV+

 

Jesus was nailed to the cross between 9-12 AM on Passover Day; His sacrificial blood, death on the cross, and torment in Hades was the only sacrifice our Father would accept for sin; which replaced the need for any other sacrifices for sin, including the daily and Passover lambs which would be sacrificed on this day.

*so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Heb 9:28 NIV+

*By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:10 NKJV+

*For by one offering has perfected for all time those who are sanctified Heb 10:14 NASB+

 

Jesus symbolized and would replace the 2nd sacrificial goat of the Day of Atonement; the goat of removal, the scapegoat. Like the scapegoat Jesus would have all the sins of the faithful, all the sins believers would ever commit; laid upon Him on the cross. God would only accept Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, not the blood of animals; as a permanent one time atonement for all the sins which will ever be committed by those who love our God above all things.

*Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. Lev 16:21 NKJV+

*because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; Heb 10:4-5 NIV+

*Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:9 NIV+

 

Jesus’ physical being (body and mind) could not die until the faithful and believers’ sins were placed on Him; for sin is what causes our physical being to die. Jesus was sinless, yet He willingly hung on a tree, was crucified in our place, endured the curse all sinners would have to face; the torment of Hades. So He could forgive the sins of all who would love Him, so our spiritual beings could become holy, and we could become children of God.

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinnedRo 5:12 NASB+

*For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21 NKJV+

*Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree " Gal 3:13 NASB+

 

Jesus physical body and mind would be buried in a tomb before the day ended at sundown; for He could not remain on the cross on the Sabbath. Jesus also had to be buried before the Sabbath Day began; for no one could do any work on a Sabbath.

*Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Jn 19:31 NKJV+

* Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. Jn 19:41-42 NASB+

 

10. Because Jesus’ human spiritual being now carried our sins; He descended to the torment of Hades

 

At the ninth hour (3 PM), when our sins were placed on Jesus as He hung on the cross; He had to endure the greatest torment and punishment there will ever be. To atone for our sins Jesus had now become a curse; was sinful, forsaken and separated from His Father. 

*And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" 15:34 NKJV+

*Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree  [Or cross; lit wood] "— Gal 3:13 NASB+

 

When Jesus then said “It is finished”; He was referring to the pain and anguish His physical body had endured, which was now to end. And Jesus gave His spiritual being into the hands of His Father; and His physical human body and mind died.

*When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Jn 19:30 ESV+

*Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Lk 23:46 ESV+

 

Jesus was the Son of God, yet also the Son of Man; He had a physical being and spiritual being like we have. When one’s physical body dies and their sins have not been forgiven; their eternal spiritual being (soul + spirit) is also sinful, goes to the torment of Hades. Because Jesus’ spiritual being was still carrying the sins of the faithful and believers which were laid upon Him at the cross, His human spiritual being was sinful, and descended into Hades.

*For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. Ac 2:27 ESV+

*he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. Ac 2:31 ESV+

 

11. Jesus human spiritual being punished until God accepted His sacrifice; then descended to Tartarus

 

Jesus human spiritual being would have to suffer the torment of Hades in our place, to redeem us from our sins; so when believers die their spiritual beings will not have to go into Hades. Jesus was symbolized as the Passover lamb, which had to be roasted over flames; the same flames in Hades Jesus had to endure. The same flames the rich man had to endure in Hades for not loving God, His neighbor as himself.

*Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. Ex 12:9 NKJV+

*And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Lk 16:24 KJV

 

Jesus died around 3pm, there would only be 2-3 hours left before Passover Day ended at sundown (around 6pm); then He would be in Heaven greeting the criminal He promised to take to Paradise. This means Jesus could not have suffered in Hades more than 3 hours in our time. Remembering there is no time in the eternal world; in either Heaven or Hades, a day is like a 1,000 years (2Pe 3:8); making our hour over 40 years. So we really do not know how long Jesus had to suffer in Hades, until His Father accepted His sacrifice for our sins

 

In Hades our Heavenly Father would accept Jesus’ blood sacrifice on the cross, His spiritual suffering in Hades as atonement; for the sins of all who would become children of God. Jesus would then take all these sins, iniquities, and transgressions which His Father had forgiven, with His spiritual being to Tartarus, a prison in the Abyss.

*Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Isa 53:10 NKJV+

*[He will see the results of the suffering of his soul] and be satisfied; by [knowledge of him] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Is 53:11 NIV+

 

12. Jesus was the Scapegoat, brought the world’s sins He carried to Azazel, other demons in Tartarus, the prison of the Abyss; depositing all the world’s sins in the most solitary, uninhabited land there is.

 

We must first understand that in Hebrew there are no capital letters, so we cannot determine which of the 2 meanings of this obscure Hebrew word “azazel or Azazel” are being used. Strong’s Hebrew definition of azazel (without a capital) refers to the 2nd goat as a “goat of removal” or a scapegoat; who would have all of Israel’s sins placed upon them, so they could be removed from those who followed God. Azazel with a capital refers to a guardian angel; who left his post, led other angels to marry woman and have children with in the time of Noah. And all these angels became demons for disobeying God. 

 

They have now found a reference to Azazel within the Dead Sea Scrolls 4Q 180, 1:8; which shows Azazel as the leader of the angels who sinned when they left their posts in Gen 6:1-4 and became demons. This supports the Book of 1 Enoch 8:1, which is not part of the Bible but has been used as resource to the Bible; where Azazel is likewise referred to as a demonic leader.

 

We believe when one uses the context of God’s Word, the Day of Atonement was not only the day Jesus was born (see 8. above), but symbolized Jesus as the Scapegoat who would have the all sins of the faithful and believers laid upon Him (see 9. above); and He took these sins to Azazel in the prison at Tartarus in the Abyss.

*"Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readinessLev 16:21 NASB+

 

There were 2 goats over which lots were cast on the Day of Atonement. The 1st goat would be for the Lord, and the 2nd goat for Azazel. 

*And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel [The meaning of Azazel is uncertain; possibly the name of a place or demon, traditionally a scapegoat]. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord and use it as a sin offering, Lev 16:8-9 ESV+

 

The Day of Atonement was the only day God came down to His Temple in Jerusalem to be with His people; and was also the day Jesus was symbolized as the Scapegoat who was born (see 8. 1st par) and was presented alive to His Father as our Savior who came into this world to make atonement for our sins. Jesus would be sent into the wilderness to begin His ministry of 3½ years (see 8. 2nd par).

*"But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat [Lit goat of removal or else a name: Azazel] fell shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat [Lit goat of removal or else a name: Azazel]. Lev 16:10 NASB+

 

Pontius Pilate was symbolize as the man who would let the scapegoat, Jesus go to Azazel; so Jesus spiritual being would bring the sins of all the faithful and believers to Azazel in Tartarus. Then Pilate would try to wash his hands to be clean again, like the man washed his clothes to try to get clean enough to come back to the camp (was the custom for the man to kill the goat so it would not wander back).

*And he who lets the goat go to Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp. Lev 16:26 ESV+

*When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!" Matt 27:14 NIV+

 

Paul clearly tells us Jesus’ spiritual being descended into the Abyss.

*But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). Ro 10:7 ESV+

 

Peter clearly tells us after Jesus physical body died on the cross; His spirit (refers to Jesus human soul and spirit) went to the angels (spirits) who disobeyed God during the days of Noah, and became demons. God sent these demons to Tartarus, a prison or dungeon in the deepest part of the Abyss to await their judgment and be thrown into Hell/Lake of Fire.

*For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water 1Pe 3:18-20 NASB+

*For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell [Tartarus], putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; 1Pe 2:4 NIV+

 

Tartarus is used only once in the Bible, we believe it refers to a special prison in the deepest part of the Abyss which is a kingdom God made to hold disruptive demons. Until they are judged and thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire which will be a different eternal kingdom of torment God will create later to hold the devil, all demons, all the unfaithful/unbelievers. Its importance here is this is where after Jesus physical body dies on the cross, His human spiritual being will deposit all the world’s sins laid on Him in Tartarus, as He proclaims victory over Azazel and the other demons held here. Then His human spiritual being will go to the 2nd Heaven.

NKJV+ and NASB+ are correct in their use of Hades, Abyss and Hell in the Bible. We only differ with them as we believe Hell is the Lake of Fire which God will create later for the devil and his demons. Hades, Abyss, Tartarus, Hell

 

Jude tells us these demons held in Tartarus were the angels who did not stay within their position of authority, but left their proper dwelling place in Heaven and came to earth.

*And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great dayJude 1:6 ESV+

 

The angels who sinned becoming demons probably refers to guardian angels; who saw the daughters of men on earth, which were beautiful to them. They took these women for their wives, had children with them, who were giants and called the Nephilim; they were mighty fighters, who were widely known, talked about.

*Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. Gen 6:1-2 NKJV+

*The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Gen 6:4 ESV+

 

We believe that there human like physical bodies angels in the 2nd Heaven use to come to earth; which even eats manna, angel food to exist. These human like physical bodies were possessed by these angel spirits (now demons for disobeying God) so they could marry these women, have children with them. Because the Holy Spirit creates our eternal spiritual being, these demons could only use these physical bodies to reproduce a physical body and mind like animals have. Without a spiritual being with a heart as a moral compass, the Nephilim (demons children) would never follow God’s moral laws; and when they died they would be no more, the physical bodies would just turn to dust, like all other animals do. This is why God had to flood the world, to get children who would follow Him, who had an eternal spiritual being so Jesus atoning grace could save them.  

*Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full. Ps 78:23-25 NKJV+

*Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Heb 13:2 NIV+

 

We should just remember Jesus’ spiritual being deposited all the faithful and believers sins to the most solitary place there is, the deepest part of the pit in the earth, to Tartarus the prison in the Abyss. A solitary place where our forgiven sins will vanish from our God’s sight, and He will remember them no more. And when God creates His New Heaven and Earth, the old heavens and earth will be no more; and since Tartarus is located in the earth, it will be no more and our sins will disappear as though they never happened.

*Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Rev 9:1-2 NKJV+

*that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, Phil 2:10 NKJV+

*Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Rev 21:1 NKJV+

 

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