Intro to Godís 7 Kingdoms; God Designed 7 Kingdoms to Heavens Created 4/7/21

 

Verses below; see also Diagrams in a row without individual verses after each one

 

Understand our spiritual being (soul-spirit), our physical being (body-mind), 10 Disciplines for Bible Study

 

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Intro Outline: God designed His spiritual plan to make us His children before He created our universe, all in it

Foreknew His Son had to become man, die for our sins; foreknew who would love/obey Him, were His children

 

Outline God uses 3 spiritual, 4 physical Kingdoms over 7,000+- years; to make faithful/believers His children

 

A. 3 Heavenly Spiritual Kingdoms which God used in His plan to save us, make us His holy children. Our God

wanted children to love, made a plan to save us before He created our universe, everything in it, including

angelic beings, men and women. So He could have holy children who would love Him back, obey His commands.

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B. God took Paulís spiritual being (soul, spirit) out of His physical body to show Paul His 3 Heavenly Kingdoms.

Paul named these Heavenly Kingdoms in the order his spiritual being passed through them from earth; we still

use the names today. Yet the 3rd Heaven is really the 1st Kingdom, which has always existed, will always exist.

 

C. Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth. God revealed to John

His New Jerusalem in the 3rd Heaven, His new creations yet to come; Hell/Lake of Fire, New Heaven/Earth

 

(1) 3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine; always holy (sin never occurs here), always been, will always

exist with 2 eternal kingdoms God will later create within 3rd Kingdom. Hell for satan, his demons, all physical

unfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His children who ever lived. satan

later takes sin into 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth, earth; so they must pass away. Here our Father designs

creation before it even exists; when He will rule, when His Son will rule over it. New Jerusalem is located here

 

 

 

(2) 2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Godís 1st creation is His holy Spiritual Kingdom, with Temple on Mount Zion;

for angels to worship Him, watch Him create earth/people, help with Godís plan to save us. Here satan will commit 1st sin. After Jesus died for sin, faithful/believersí spiritual beings come here when our body dies

 

 

(3) 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, so the sun and

moon could give us light; physical mankind was to have control over this kingdom, the birds who flew in it.

 

 

4 Physical kingdoms

 

(4) Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God designed earth as holy physical kingdom for holy physical men/women to live

 

4a. #God designed spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Bottomless Pit; separating them#

 

4b. God designed a Bottomless Pit in earth, with a super-hot furnace under it; to hold (5) Hades, (6) Abyss

 

(5) Hades (Fifth Kingdom) God designed it in highest part of pit, with least heat of torment; to hold all the

unfaithful/unbelievers spiritual beings, when their physical body dies. Until White Throne Judgment, then Hell

 

(6) Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) God designed it in middle part of pit, with severe heat of torment. Holds unruly demonic spirits, who are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan; later judged, cast into Hell.

 

(6a) Tartarus God designed a prison in Abyss, in lowest part of pit with worst heat torment; to hold most vile demons in chains. Angels like azazel, who became demons when married human women, had children with them;

who were giants. They are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan, later judged, cast into Hell

 

 

(7) Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); God designed everlasting place of torment, be created when Christ defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet; who are 1st cast here. After Christís 1,000 year Kingdom,

satan cast here; then demons in Abyss judged, cast here. At White Throne Judgment all unbelievers living, all unbelieversí spiritual beings in Hades reunited to their resurrected bodies; cast here. Hells location unknown.

 

 

Intro Outline: God designed His spiritual plan to make us His children before He created our universe, all in it. Foreknew His Son had to become man, die for our sins; foreknew who would love/obey Him, would become His children.

*who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, 2Ti 1:9 NASB+

 

Outline God uses 3 spiritual, 4 physical Kingdoms over 7,000+- years; to make faithful/believers His children.

Godís uses 7 Kingdoms in His spiritual plan to save us in a physical world over appx. 7000 years. Godís spiritual plan is carried out in 3 spiritual Kingdoms, 4 physical kingdoms, and ends in Godís new spiritual/physical Kingdoms of His New Heaven and Earth.

*There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 1Co 15:40 ESV+

 

The Bible is correct, has the answers on how we were created; not the scientific world which is still searching for answers already in the Bible. The scientific community has made many mistakes over the years, still is making them; their errors continue to be taught in our public schools. They are backed by the liberal socialist progressive media and politicians who believe the physical world created and controls itself; that the government is supposed rule over us; not God.

These liberal scientists do not want to admit when the Bible is correct, even when the scientific facts point to everything in our universe being designed, the odds the world was created by chance so miniscule it should not even be considered. They chastise scientists who believe in the Bibleís account of creation; that God created it. They do not want any more discussion about their theories, we are supposed only to accept them, even those which have been wrong; and make no effort to change their errors in school textbooks, even when their facts have been proven incorrect. The Bible does not change and continues to be correct.

 

 

Scientists once claimed the universe was infinite, had one static size, but now they say that is not true; the universe still is expanding.

Bible told us in Job over 2,800 years ago that our God keeps stretching out the universe.

*Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea; Job 9:8 NASB+ Also in Isa 40:22, 44:24; Ps 104:2

 

 

Scientists once claimed the universe has always been, now they believe the universe was now created in an instant, are now trying to explain how it was created from nothing; which has to mean there had to be a Creator for it. But rather than admit it was God, they are trying to come up with other theories about how something was small enough so it could not be seen; yet powerful enough in an instant to create over a billion galaxies and a billion trillion stars.

 

 

Bible told us in Genesis that as God spoke His words the Heavens and earth of this universe were instantly created, everything else in the universe was created over the following 5 days.

*In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1 NKJV+

*By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Heb 11:3 NIV+

 

 

Scientists say we were created by rocks when water ran over them for billions of years creating simple cell animal, and we evolved from them; yet cannot explain how these simple cell animals changed to men and women; never have found how they transition to man. Yet they say Darwinís unproven theory is true.

 

Bible clearly tells us man (Adam) was first created physically, then made in Godís image when He was given a soul and spirit like our God has. We can never come from any other source, for man and women alone have a spiritual being in the image of our God; a soul and spirit created by the Holy Spirit.

See Our Spiritual Being 4b.

 

Scientists claim they can date everything by carbon dating. Yet after Saint Helenís volcano erupted in May 1980, some of its rocks were carbon tested in 1992 and this test said they were over a million (1,000,000) years old. Quite a difference from the 12 years they had aged. Different events can age materials and make carbon dating very inaccurate.

 

 

https://answersingenesis.org/geology/radiometric-dating/radio-dating-in-rubble/

 

The Bible alone tells us about our Godís spiritual plan to create us, His 7,000 year plan to save us; make us His holy eternal children with glorified bodies, and then take us into His eternal New Heaven and Earth. We believe God created the universe everything in it mature, old enough so earth would have on it everything Adam (the first man God created) would need to survive, including light from the sun and moon. Like Adam was created mature enough to be able to take care of himself, the tree mature enough to produce fruit for Adam to eat. Also we must remember the different time God has in His Heavenly Kingdoms to our earthly time; for a 1,000 years on earth are but one day in Heaven. We should always stay with the Bible!!††

*And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Gen 1:4-5 ESV+

*The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. Gen 1:12-13 ESV+

*But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2Pe 3:8 ESV+

 

Biologistsí agree:

No! Races are not subspecies of the human species. There is only one ďraceĒóthe human race. So why canít we sort humans into subspecies like we can with other animals? The answer is that the human species doesnít have much genetic variation. We are too alike to split into groups. A species is a group of living things that can breed with each other. We can divide some (but not all) species into smaller groups called subspecies. These groups can still breed, but they have physical and genetic differences. Differences between groups add up when they live in separate places for a long time. This means that we can sort some animals based on their appearance or their DNA.;

 

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/questions/human-races

 

Verses used as this outline progresses explain events which will happen in these kingdoms; are in context with the entire Bible (Gen-Rev)

 

4,000+- year timeline in Bible + 2,000+- years till today + Christís 1,000 year Kingdom on earth = 7,000+- Then Godís eternal New Heaven and earth

 

Biblehub.com/timeline/

 

To God this will seem as just 7 days, 1 week; for 1 year in Heaven are like a 1,000 years on earth See last verse above

*For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Ps 90:4 NIV+

 

A. 3 Heavenly Spiritual Kingdoms which God used in His plan to save us, make us His holy children. Our God wanted children to love, made a plan to save us before He created our universe, everything in it, including angelic beings, men and women. So He could have holy children who would love Him back, obey His commands.

 

Our God is a spiritual being who is eternal, has always been, will always be; is the only immortal, invisible God whom we love, obey, and worship. See Who Our God Is

*God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. Jn 4:24 ASV+

*Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Ps 90:2 ESV+

*To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1Ti 1:17 ESV+

 

Our Godís spiritual being is so expansive He fills up the universe; yet He is small enough to live within our hearts.

*Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?" says the Lord; "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the Lord. Jer 23:24 NKJV+

*Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Jn 14:23-24 NKJV+

 

Our God wanted children to love, children who would love Him back, love Him above all things, and out of our love for Him would obey His commands. So God designed a plan to create and make us His children; before He created the universe, everything in it, including angelic beings, men and women.

*And he said to him, ďYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-39 ESV+

*Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." Jn 14:21 NIV+

 

Our Godís plan was designed to have Him first create the angelic beings; who would worship, obey, and help Him in His plan to make us His children. God would give these angelic beings a free will, for without choice they could not joyfully worship, honor or talk to God; could not choose whether to accept our God, do the work He would have them do, or do what they wanted to do; and some as judges in Godís Court, or assignments God gave them would have to make decisions on their own.

Even though God foreknew that giving the angelic beings a free will would bring sin into the 3 of the kingdoms He would create; when satan, a cherub angelic being would sin by trying to get other angels to worship him in the 2nd Heaven. Then when God would cast satan to earth for his sin, satan would carry his sin into the 1st Heaven over earth, then earth itself making these Kingdoms unholy also for they now would have sin in them. God still created the angelic beings to help Him make us His children; using those angelic beings who would reject Him, follow satan and become demons; to test us on whether we really loved our God above all things. See A

*Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Ps 103:20-21 NASB+

*And he said to them, ďI saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Lk 10:18 ESV+

 

Our Heavenly Father designed man (Adam) with a physical body and mind, yet man would also be created in the spiritual image of God with a soul and spirit; the same spiritual image all angelic beings were created with. For when God announced His creation of man to the angels, He said, ďLet us make man in our imageĒ. The same way God would continue to talk with His angels, like He did in Gen 3:22; 1Ki 22:19-22. See Our Soul and Spirit 4b.

*Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen 1:26 NKJV+

 

God also foreknew before He designed the universe, before he created the angels, before He created Adam; that He would have to give a free will to all physical men and women. For no one can force you to love another, to love our God above everything else; yet free will cause all people to sin, disobey God, love something else more than Him, and disobey His commands. Like Adam would when he cared more for Eve than God, ate some of the fruit God asked them not to eat, to please Eve; bringing original sin into all people. So He designed a plan to save us before He even created this world, angelic beings, or physical people. See A. Earth 4.

*And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Ro 8:28-30 NIV+

*But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), Eph 2:4-5 NKJV+

 

B. God took Paulís spiritual being (soul, spirit) out of His physical body on earth to show Paul His 3 Heavenly Kingdoms. Paul named these Heavenly Kingdoms in the order his spiritual being passed through them; we still use the names today. Yet the 3rd Heaven is really the 1st Kingdom, which has always existed, will always exist.

 

Paul named these heavens as he entered them in earth, which reversed them. The 3rd Heaven is the 1st Kingdom of God which always has existed and always will exist. The 2nd Heaven is the 2nd Kingdom God created with a Temple/Tabernacle for His angels to worship Him, help Him make His physical creation of men and women his children. The 1st Heaven is the heaven over earth; which God created for man to use created at same time or right after the 2nd Heaven was created.

 

Paul is referring to himself, when he said he knew a man in Christ who was caught up into the 3rd Heaven by God; to avoid being conceited, for God gave him a thorn in the flesh to remind him not to boast.

*I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heavenówhether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 2Co 12:2 ESV

*I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. 2Co 12:5-6 NIV+

 

After Christís atoning death on the cross for faithful/believersí sins; faithful/believersí spiritual beings (soul and spirit) were made holy. Since Paulís spiritual being was holy, our Heavenly Father could take his holy spiritual being out of his sinful physical being (body and mind; flesh and blood) up to the 3rd Heaven.

*And I know such a man--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knowsó2Co 12:3 NKJV+

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

 

Just as today when we accept Jesus into our hearts which are His home in our spiritual being, we become spiritually one with Jesus; and our spiritual being comes with Jesus into the 2nd Heaven where we sit with Him at the right hand of His Fatherís Throne. Though our physical being (mind and body) block us from being aware of what is happening in the 2nd Heaven; and we can only imagine what is happening through the Holy Spirit and Godís Word.††††

*even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:5-7 NIV+

*For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 1Co 13:12 NKJV+

 

Paulís spiritual being (soul and spirit) was taken through the 1st heaven over earth which is evil for satan is prince over it. Then through the 2nd Heaven which is the Holy Kingdom of God, Paradise; where the spiritual beings of faithful and believers will be taken after Jesus died for our sins. And they are now waiting for Jesus to return and give them glorified bodies. And then Paul would be the 1st person to know there was a 3rd Heaven and enter into it with all Godís children at the White Throne Judgment. See K.

*I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heavenówhether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 2Co 12:2 ESV

*Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Dt 10:14 ESV+

 

We know our Heavenly Father caught up Paulís spiritual being into the 3nd Heaven, for the Greek word Paul used was harpanzo (Strongís 726), catch up. The very same word (harpanzo) and meaning Paul used to describe how all believers living on earth will be caught up, raptured, to Jesus in the clouds over earth when He returns in them to give us glorified bodies. See H 58.

*Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thess 4:17 NKJV+

 

God told Paul not to tell what he saw in the 3rd Heaven; for God told Him not to talk about, and it would be unlawful for Paul to even utter anything about it. God gave Paul a thorn in the flesh (maybe poor eyesight Gal 6:11) to remind Paul not to talk about the 3rd Heaven. For our Heavenly Fatherís plan was for Jesus to reveal the 3rd Heaven to us later through John in the book of Revelation.

*how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2Co 12:4 NKJV+

*To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 2Co 12:7 NIV+

 

C. Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth. God revealed to John His New Jerusalem in 3rd Heaven, His new creations yet to come; Hell/Lake of Fire, New Heaven/Earth

 

Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth.

*Immediately I was in the Spirit [or in spirit]; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. Rev 4:2 NASB+

*And he carried me away in [or in spirit] the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from Godhaving the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. Rev 21:10-11 NASB+

 

God revealed to John His New Jerusalem in 3rd Heaven, His new creations yet to come; Hell/Lake of Fire, New Heaven/Earth. John was taken into the 3rd Heaven to see Godís New Jerusalem. Since he describes this we believe it has been created. But since he does not describe Godís New Heaven and Earth we do not believe they have been created yet, will not be created until the White Throne Judgment.

*And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ďBehold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.Ē Rev 21:3-4 ESV+

 

Jesus tells John that He is making all things new; to the thirsty I will freely give from the Water of Life in the New Jerusalem. He also will give us from the Tree of Life, and the leaves from the Tree, which will heal the nations. And He confirms that itís done, He has created the New Jerusalem. We believe the New Jerusalem was created in the beginning of the world, know it was completed when Jesus talked to John around 95 BC.

*And he who was seated on the throne said, ďBehold, I am making all things new.Ē Also he said, ďWrite this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.Ē And he said to me, ďIt is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. Rev 21:5-7 ESV+

*Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2 ESV+

 

We know John was taken in his spiritual being up through the 1st Heaven which satan is the prince over, to the 2nd Heaven to the Throne of God, and finally to the 3rd Kingdom where the New Jerusalem was. For God says come up here it means just that, His spiritual being was taken up to God. These are the same words (come up here) God used to bring the 2 prophets/witnesses into His 2nd Heaven, after they had been killed by beast/antichrist/man of sin.

*After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ďCome up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.Ē Rev 4:1 ESV+

*And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. Rev 11:12 NKJV+

 

John was showed a vision of the demons in the Abyss, in the 5th and 6th trumpets. John only had a vision of these demonic spirits, so he could see them as they really are; for they could not come into Godís holy Heaven, nor would God send Johnís holy spiritual being into the Abyss where these demonic beings were held.††

*The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. Rev 9:17 NIV+

 

John saw Godís design for the New Heaven and New Earth which He will create; saw the New Jerusalem which has already been created; and wrote the book of Revelation in the Bible about what he saw.

 

*Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. Am 3:7 NIV+

*The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, Rev 3:12 ESV+

 

In the Old Testament God did not tell or reveal anything about His 3rd Heaven to His prophets and those who wrote it. All God revealed to them was the heaven over earth (1st heaven) and the Heaven of Heavens (2nd Heaven) which is Godís Spiritual Kingdom, Paradise/Heaven. They did not know about the 3rd Heaven, which was above the 2nd Heaven and surrounded it.††

*You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You. Neh 9:6 NKJV+

The Heaven of Heavens is the 2nd Heaven; for the host of the Heaven of Heavens are angels, for the host (angels) of Heaven are worshiping God

*"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built! 1Ki 8:27 NASB+

 

The writers of the Old Testament believed that a Jewish Messiah would come to rule over the earth, establish His Kingdom at Godís Temple in Jerusalem on the Throne of David. And at this time all the faithful dead would come to life again to live under this Jewish Messiah (Christ means Messiah in Greek) in His Kingdom forever. Yes we will live with Christ forever in His 1,000 year Kingdom; yet that Kingdom will change after 1,000 years when God creates His New Heaven and Earth where we will live eternally, everlastingly, with our God.

*For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isa 9:6-7 NKJV+ Forever; here perpetual or for a long time Hebrew NASB+ Number 5769

 

Ezekiel prophesied that King David, the King God loved the most, would come to life again, (his eternal spiritual being will be reunited with a glorified body) and under our Lord Jesus who will be King over His 1,000 year Kingdom; be the prince over Jerusalem. David will be the only one who can eat bread with Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem. The priest who will provide a bull for a commemorate sin offering, for himself as priest and all the people without glorified bodies.

*But they shall serve the Lord their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them. Jer 30:9 NKJV+

*Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord. He shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.Ē Eze 44:3 ESV+

*On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a young bull for a sin offering. Eze 45:22 ESV+

 

When Isaiah prophesied about a new earth; he was referring to the time God will make the earth new by cleansing all the evil from it, to prepare it for Christís 1,000 year Kingdom on earth.

*"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. Isa 65:17-18 NASB+

*"No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed. Isa 65:20 NASB+

 

Rev 21:1-4

 

For in Godís New Heaven/Earth all will have eternal glorified bodies which will never die, and the sun, moon will no longer shine; Godís glory is our light.

*ďFor as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord. Isa 66:22-23 ESV+

*And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. Rev 21:23 ESV+

 

Only all believers will have eternal glorified bodies to live in Jesusí 1,000 year Kingdom on earth

*For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:20-21 NKJV+

 

Jesus disciples, who became apostles; only knew about Jesusí Kingdom on Earth. This included Peter who knew the earth and everything in it would be refurbished, laid bare and all the evil in it would be removed by fire; when the Lord Jesus came to establish His Kingdom on Earth.

*So when they had come together, they asked him, ďLord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to IsraelAc 1:6 ESV+

*But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 2Pe 3:10 NIV+

 

We do not know what Paul knew, but could not say; but in the New Testament Paul only talks about Jesus returning to gather us to him, giving us glorified bodies and taking us into the 2nd Heaven, Godís Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven/Paradise. Later Paul talked about Jesus coming in power to defeat satan, and begin His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth. He does not say anything about Godís New Jerusalem, His New Heaven/Earth.

*For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thess 4:16-17 NASB+

*And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 2Thess 2:8 ESV+

 

John alone announced that Jesus Kingdom was only for 1,000 years; not forever. He alone told us about Godís New Jerusalem; His new creation of Hell/Lake of Fire, and New Heaven/Earth which are eternal, everlasting; the events leading up to them.

* Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years. Rev 20:6 NASB+

* Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:1-2 NASB+

 

Revelation should be used as an outline for what will happen in end times; then other prophecies used to help us understand what will happen. For only in Revelation are our Heavenly Father and Jesus telling us the complete story of what will happen until we come into Godís New Heaven/Earth; the Holy Spirit continues to reveal more of its truths as the time comes closer and closer.

 

Before God created the universe, anything in it our God made a spiritual plan to forgive the sins of those He foreknew would love Him above all things, would strive to obey His commands; so their spiritual being (soul, spirit) could be made holy again; and they could become, remain His children. God would use 3 Spiritual Kingdoms and 4 physical kingdoms before creating His everlasting New Heaven and Earth where all Godís children will live eternally with our God in glorified spiritual bodies.

*And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Ro 8:28-30 NIV+

 

(1) 3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine; always holy (sin never occurs here), always been, will always exist with 2 eternal kingdoms God will later create within 3rd Kingdom. Hell for satan, his demons, all physicalunfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His children who ever lived. Satan later takes sin into 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth, earth; so they must pass away. Here our Father designscreation before it even exists; when He will rule, when His Son will rule over it. New Jerusalem is located here

 

3rd Heaven is so large we cannot even imagine its size. Within the 3rd Heaven is Godís 2nd Heaven, which is impossible for any of us on earth to even see. Lower down is the 1st heaven over earth, which still cannot be completely seen, even with the powerful telescopes now available. It has been estimated the 1st heaven over earth has about 100 million galaxies in it, with each galaxy having a trillion stars; 100 million trillion stars are in it. The Bible also tells us God keeps expanding this heaven in size to accomplish what God has designed it to do; which now the Astronomers have also agreed with.

*It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. Isa 40:22 NASB+ Also Isa 44:24; Ps 104:21

*He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea; Job 9:8 NKJV+

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-resources/how-many-stars-are-there/

 

The 3rd Heaven will always be holy, for sin never occurs here; this Kingdom will always exist with 2 other eternal kingdoms God will later create within this 3rd Heaven. Hell for satan, all his demons, all physical unfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; and Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His holy children who ever lived. satan will bring sin into the 2nd Heaven, then the 1st heaven over earth and then earth when he sins trying to be god. Because these 3 kingdoms will have sin in them, they will pass away.

*ďHow you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations lowYou said in your heart, ĎI will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most HighIsa 14:12-14 ESV+

Stars refers to angelic beings; Mount of Assembly, Heavenly mount Zion, the Heavenly Jerusalem where Godís Heavenly Temple is

 

*And he said to them, ďI saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Lk 10:18 ESV+

 

God has always been holy, will always be holy; His original home in the 3rd Heaven has always been holy, has always existed, will always be holy, will always exist. God will create other kingdoms within His original home in the 3rd Heaven where there will be sin; God will always be holy, His original 3rd Kingdom will always be holy; sin will never come into Godís 3rd Heaven. satan committed his sin in the 2nd Heaven where Godís Temple is located!!

 

God designs/plans 7 other kingdoms which will be within the 3rd Heaven, Godís original home; which has always been holy, which has always existed; which will always be holy, will always exist. The 1st Kingdom which is not created; has always been eternal, which will always will be eternal.

 

2 other kingdoms which will exist eternally; Hell/Lake of Fire and Godís New Heaven and Earth which will contain Godís New Jerusalem See J + K

*Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: Matt 25:41 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+ Verse above; first heaven should be translated first heavens; Greek word ouranos (NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary) can be singular or plural.

 

God will not need 2 Jerusalemís; where His Temple is located in the Holy Mountains of the 2nd Heaven, or the Jerusalem on earth in Christís 1,000 Year Kingdom. Sin will have been in both of them, and God will replace them His New Jerusalem in the 3rd Heaven coming down to His New Heaven/Earth.

*Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:2 NKJV+

 

Because sin will be in these kingdoms they will pass away, be no more; 2nd Heaven, earth, with Hades and Abyss within it.

*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+ Verse above; first heaven should be translated first heavens; Greek word ouranos (NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary) can be singular or plural.

 

Our Father planned when He would rule, when His Son would rule over which kingdoms before they were created.

Brief approximate traditional timeline of when the Father, then Jesus, then the Father; will reign over these Kingdoms††

 

Father has/will reign during these periods; with different requirements to become Godís children; where our spiritual being goes if we die

 

*Come into Godís Rest Abrahamís Bosom are saved; waiting for Jesus to die for sin so they can come into Kingdom of God in the 2nd Heaven

 

Around 4,000 BC: beginning of creation - Garden of Eden - everything created by God was holy - Obedience to God required

 

Soon after 4,000 BC: Adam/Eve sinned, God killed animal as blood sacrifice, to cover their nakedness - Obedience to God, offer blood sacrifices

 

Blood sacrifice symbolized blood Jesus would shed for sins - God made satan prince/ruler over the evil 1st heaven and earth; though still under God

 

2070 BC: Abraham - Faith and circumcision required, with animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

1450 BC: Moses - Now moral and ceremonial laws required, with faith, circumcision, animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

26 AD: Jesus after being anointed by the Holy Spirit when He began His ministry; could forgive the sins of those who believed He was the Messiah to come. But Jesus could not make anyone holy until His sacrificial death on the cross for sin.

*"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk'? "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"óthen He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home." And he got up and went home. Matt 9:5-7 NASB+

 

*All faithful/believers spiritual beings come directly into the 2nd Heaven/Paradise as saints; holy children of God. They have been eternally saved.

 

30 AD: Jesus death - Saved by believing Jesus is God, shed His blood to atone for sin, in His resurrection, accept Holy Spirit, love Jesus obey His commands

 

Jesus became our Advocate in Godís Court, intercedes for us so our sins were forgiven, and we become/remain holy Children of God

*Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Ro 8:34 NKJV+

 

Israel had 40 yrs to believe in Jesus; could still be saved by moral/ceremonial laws, with faith, circumcision, animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

70 AD: Temple destroyed/ Now only saved by believing; Jesus is God, shed His blood to atone for sin, in His resurrection, accept Holy Spirit, love Jesusobey His commands

 

After God will throw satan out of the 1st heaven over earth so he is no longer prince over it, and our Father rules over the 1st Heaven.

*So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev 12:9 NKJV+

 

Through the 3Ĺ year period when the beast/antichrist/man of sin will rule over the earth

*And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. Rev 13:5 ESV+

 

*Given glorified spiritual bodies will be priests to God, help Jesus rule over His 1,000 year Kingdom.

 

Until Jesus returns in power to establish His Kingdom on earth, and reign over it, and satan is no longer prince over it.

*The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever." And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. Rev 11:15-17 NIV+

 

* Jesus judges those still living all surrender call on His name come into His Kingdom in their physical bodies

 

Jesus will reign over His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth

*But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. Heb 10:12-14 ESV+ 

 

*All who lived in physical bodies during Jesus 1,000 year kingdom judged, those who loved Jesus above all things, obeyed His commands, loved all people as themselves are saved.

 

White Throne Judgment Jesus will be the Judge

*Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. Rev 20:11-12 NASB+

 

Our Heavenly Father will reign throughout eternity in His New Heaven/Earth over His children, Jesus will be our eldest brother, be there to love and guide us; and the Holy Spirit will bring us together as one to worship our God.

*But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1Co 15:23-26 ESV+

 

No longer death in Fatherís New Heaven/Earth

*He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed awayRev 21:4 ESV+

 

New Jerusalem is created in the 3rd Heaven, is located here.

*Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:2 NKJV+

 

(2) 2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Godís 1st creation isHis holy Spiritual Kingdom, with Temple on Mount Zion; for angels to worship Him, watch Him create earth/people, help with Godís plan to save us. Here satan will commit 1st sin. After Jesus died for sin, faithful/believersí spiritual beings come here when our body dies

 

Our Father designed His plan of salvation, and how it would work in the universe He would create, then His Son would physically create His Fatherís plans, and the Holy Spirit would give life to all spiritual beings; both angelic and our soul and spirit which is within our physical bodies (A. 6.) See Who Our God Is

*In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

 

On the 1st day; God created the light and called it day, and called the darkness night

*God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Gen 1:5

 

On the 2nd day; God created the 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth and the angelic beings; so they could watch the rest of Godís creations

*And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. Gen 1:7-8 ESV+

*"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Job 38:4 NASB+

*When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7 NASB+

 

The Holy Spirit created all the angelic spiritual beings, the angels, the cherubim, seraphim, and all the other angelic beings.Breath refers to Holy Spirit

*By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Ps 33:6

*That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:6 ESV+

 

On the 3rd day God created Earth and the vegetation, plants and trees on the earth

*God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. Gen 1:10 NIV+

*And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day. Gen 1:13 NIV+

 

On the 4th day God created light for the earth, the sun, moon and the stars to separate light from darkness, making day and night.

*And God made the two great lightsóthe greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the nightóand the stars. Gen 1:16 ESV+

*There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. Gen 1:19 NASB+

 

On the 5th day God created

*God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Gen 1:21 ESV+

*So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. Gen 1:23 NKJV+

 

On the 6th day God created

*So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen 1:27 ESV+

*Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Gen 1:31 NKJV+

 

On the 7th day God rested, for He had finished all all the work He had been doing

*By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

 

We know the angels sang before God created the foundation for earth, for the angelic beings (morning stars like satan) sang songs and Godís angels (angels also called sons of God) shouted for joy to God as He was creating earth, and the 1st heaven over earth. God also told these angelic beings and angels that He was making them in our spiritual image; as a spiritual being as our God is, as the angelic beings are; with a soul and spirit.

*ďWhere were you when I laid the foundation of the earth Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurementsósurely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:3-7 ESV+

* Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen 1:26 NKJV+

 

God created His original Temple on the Heavenly Jerusalem in the 2nd Heaven which is spiritually referred to as Mount Zion; so all the angelic beings could worship Him. God would later have Moses copy His Temple on earth with a Tabernacle (Ex 25:40), then have Solomon copy His Heavenly Temple when Solomon built Godís earthly Temple in Jerusalem which is spiritually Mount Zion..

*They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." Heb 8:5 NIV+

*But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, Heb 12:22-23 NIV+

 

Here in the 2nd Heaven satan committed the 1st sin, and God cast him to the kingdoms of the 1st Heaven over earth, and earth. satanís heart became full of conceit because of his beauty, the great wisdom God gave him; was corrupted by his splendor. satan grew tired of all the angels worshipping God, and not him. So satan decided to establish his throne over the stars (here refers to Godís angels) on Godís holy mountain in the 2nd Heaven; so they would worship him, for satan wanted to be equal with or greater than God. satan had now sinned, by breaking Godís greatest command; that He alone is to be worshipped and obeyed. satan now being evil, could not remain in Godís holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven; he had become Godís most powerful enemy. So God cast satan to the ground on earth

*"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; Isa 14:12-13 NKJV+

*"Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, That they may see you. Eze 28:17 NASB+

*And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightningLk 10:18 20 NASB+

 

God made an opening in the 2nd Heaven for His angelic beings to come down to the 1st heaven and earth. Jesus defined what Jacob described in the 1st verse below; for angels will merely ascend and descend from the 2nd Heaven to earth in an orderly manner, not on a ladder; so nothing unholy comes into Godís 2nd Heaven.

*Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Gen 28:12 NKJV+

*And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." Jn 1:51 NASB+

 

God sealed this opening off after satan had sinned in 2nd Heaven, to keep His 2nd Kingdom holy so no sin could ever enter it again; including satan, all demonic spirits, all unfaithful/unbelieversí unholy spiritual beings, all human physical beings, all other physical beings on earth. This sentence was by the decree of the holy ones, angelic beings; we believe this is referring to angelic jury in Godís court in the 1st heaven (see A. 3.), or it could be a decision from the angels watching over the opening.†††

*"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men." Dan 4:17 NASB+

*'I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. Da 4:13 NASB+

 

Faithful/believers spiritual beings will come into Godís holy 2nd Heaven/Paradis when they die, after Christ died for our sins on the cross.

*Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Heb 9:15 ESV+

*"No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. Jn 3:13 NASB+

 

(3) 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, so the sun and moon could give us light; physical mankind was to have control over it, the birds who flew in it.

*Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. Gen 1:7-8 NKJV+

*God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Gen 1:28 NASB+

 

4 Physical kingdoms

 

(4) Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God designed earth as a physical kingdom for holy physical men, women to live on

 

†† Bottomless Pit: God created a physical pit in the depths of earth with an exceeding hot furnace of torment under it; to hold demons, and human spiritual beings of the unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical bodies die.

 

The Bottomless Pit is a gigantic furnace deep in the earth, in which there are 3 distinct places; (1) Hades; where God holds the sinful spiritual beings of humans, (2) Abyss; where God holds disruptive demons, and (3) Tartarus where God holds vile demons who are chained in a prison. Hell is the eternal Lake of Fire which God will create later. See Hades Ė Abyss Ė Tartarus - Hell

*When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. Rev 9:2 NIV+

 

4a. #God designed spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Bottomless Pit; to separate them#

 

God made a barrier, a spiritual chasm to keep spiritual beings of the unfaithful who died and their spiritual being were sent to Hades in the Bottomless Pit; from coming into Abrahamís Bosom in the 1st Heaven over earth. As they awaited Jesus atoning death which would make them holy, so they could come into Godís Kingdom of Heaven in the 2nd Heaven.

*And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then 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 16:23-24 NKJV+

*And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to usLk 16:26 ESV+

*Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Heb 9:15 ESV+

 

God allowed spiritual beings in Hades to look up into Abrahamís Bosom, see and talk with the faithful spiritual beings in Abrahamís Bosom to show them their mistake for not being faithful to God. It was also because Abrahamís Bosom had to be in the unholy 1st heaven, which satan is prince over; to wait until Jesus would die for their sins so their spiritual beings could become perfectly holy and Jesus could bring them into the Kingdom of God in the holy 2nd Heaven. We will later see that no one on earth can communicate with believersí spiritual beings which are taken in Godís 2nd Heaven; without God permitting it for a specific reason. For there is complete privacy in the 2nd Heaven from anything which is unholy; there is only peace and joy in Godís 2nd Heaven of Paradise.

 

 

4b. God designed a Bottomless Pit in earth, with a super-hot furnace under it; to hold (5) Hades, (6) Abyss

 

When the shaft is opened to the bottomless pit, we know there is the heat of torment in it, as the smoke came like that out of a great furnance.

*He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. Rev 9:2 ESV+

 

 

 

(5) Hades (Fifth Kingdom) God designed this kingdom in the highest part of the pit, with the least heat of torment; a kingdom to hold the spiritual beings of all unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical body dies. As they await White Throne Judgment, then Hell. See 7. below

 

Hades is the highest place in the Bottomless Pit; where the human spiritual beings (souls + spirits) of all the unfaithful and unbelievers are held after they physically die on earth. These spiritual beings are kept here until the White Throne Judgment, when they are reunited with their resurrected physical body and thrown in Hell, the Lake of Fire. Since Hades is the highest place in the pit, it has the least heat, the least torment, though it is severe. Here there will be varying degrees of punishment depending on what one has done while living on earth.

*"But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. "And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades! Lk 10:14-15 NASB+

*And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Lk 12:47-48 NKJV+

 

With the worst punishment going to those who were given the Holy Spirit but then rejected Him; treating the blood that Jesus gave on the cross to atone for our sins as an unholy thing. And it is a fearful thing for them to fall into the hands of God.

*How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:29 NIV+

*For we know him who said, ďVengeance is mine; I will repay.Ē And again, ďThe Lord will judge his peopleIt is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:30-31 ESV+

 

(6) Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) God designed it in th middle part of pit, with severe heat of torment. Holds unruly demonic spirits, who are turned

out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan; later judged, cast into Hell.

 

The Abyss is the middle place in the pit where disruptive demonic spirits who continue to disobey God, do things He does not allow, while they test peopleís faith on earth; are kept. There is more torment here for them because they have been with God in His 2nd Heaven, yet still disobeyed Him. The demons here will be turned lose in the 5th and 6th trumpet of Rev, to help complete Godís end time plans; yet all the demons will eventually be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire with satan. See 7. below

*Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Lk 8:30 NKJV+

*Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Rev 11:7 NIV+

(6a) Tartarus God designed a prison in Abyss, in the lowest part of pit with the worst heat torment; to hold most vile demons in chains. Angels like azazel, who became demons when married human women, had children with them; who were giants. They are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan, later judged, cast into Hell. See 7. below

 

The Greek word Tartarus is used in only one verse in the Bible, refers to being cast or thrust down, incarcerated or held captive in Tartarus. Hell has a specific Greek word by which it is always used Gehenna; which is not used here. We believe Tartarus is best translated like many other words in the Bible by the context of which they are used in the Bible. And here Tartarus means a place where one is held captive, a prison; Tartarus is a prison in the Abyss.

See Hades, Abyss, Tartarus, Hell

 

http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html

 

But Peter clearly refers to Tartarus as being a prison or dungeon, where certain angels were kept (chained or locked up) who committed the terrible the sin of altering the human race, when they married human women. For the children they reproduced with the earthly women were the Nephilim, giants who had no spiritual being and were wicked, were like the animals who reproduced on earth. To stop them God in His anger locked them in Tartarus, a prison in the Abyss which was like an red hot inferno, had the most worst torment of the Bottomless Pit; which also served as a warning to other angels not to do this.

*in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prisonwho 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 3:19-20 NASB+

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

 

Angels like azazel who became demons when they married human women, had children with them who became giants.

*And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. NIV+

*the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Gen 6:2 ESV+

 

We believe God had physical human bodies in Heaven for the angels to use; for the manna God gave to Israel was the food of angels, and we know angels appeared as men on earth many times, even ate food.

*He rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them food from heavenMan did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance. Ps 78:24-25 NASB+

The 2 angels with the Lord; ate the food Abraham provided for them. Then the went to warn Lot about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Gen 19:1.

*Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate. Gen 18:8 ESV+

*Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Heb 13:2 ESV+

 

Children born to the sons of God (angels who became demons for marrying women) when they married women were called Nephilim, or giants. Since the Holy Spirit did not give these children an eternal spiritual being, they were just physically reproduced like animals; they were large powerful ruthless men, where the strongest survived. If this interbreeding of demons with physical people continued it would destroy our Godís plan for creating people to be His eternal children. For without an eternal spiritual being they did not need God, they could not become His children; and when they died they were no more, returned to dust like animals.

*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+

 

(7) Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); God designed final everlasting place of torment; will be created when Christ defeats the beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet. They are 1st cast here. After Christís 1,000 year Kingdom, satan, cast here; then demons in Abyss judged, cast here. After White Throne Judgement all unbelievers living, all unbelieversí spiritual beings in Hades reunited with their resurrected bodies; cast here. Hellís location unknown.

*Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: Matt 25:41 NKJV+

 

God creates Hell/ Lake of Fire after Jesus comes in power and defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin and false prophet, and they are the first be cast in it. See H. 65; I. 78, 81

*Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Rev 19:20 NKJV+

 

When Christís 1,000 year Kingdom is over, satan is cast into the Lake of Fire to be with the beast/antichrist/man of sin and false prophet

*and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Rev 20:10 ESV+

 

Then earth with the 1st heaven over earth, along with the 2nd Heaven (because it once had sin in it) will pass away; since the kingdoms of Hades and the Abyss were within earth they will pass away also.

*Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. Rev 20:11 NKJV+

 

Strongís Greek word for heaven or heavens is the same word g3772 ouranos; depending on the context of what is being said. We believe the correct context for the word ouranos in the verse above is Heavens; referring to both the heaven over earth, and Godís 2nd Heavenly Kingdom, for they both had sin in them. And even though they were cleansed before Christís 1,000 year Kingdom started; God will eliminate them so His eternal New Heaven and Earth will be perfectly Holy, without any sin ever happening in them.†††

 

http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html

 

Example of how ouranos is translated in the Bible to mean heavens or heaven. In verse below it first translated as the heaven over earth, then the same word is translated as Godís 2nd Heavenly Kingdom. Other good translations we use translate ouranos as heaven both times, and still other translation we use translate ouranos as heavens both times.

*And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, ďThis is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.Ē Matt 3:16-17 ESV+

 

Then all unfaithful/unbelievers in Hades are reunited with their resurrected physical bodies at the White Throne and then with all living unbelievers on earth from Jesusí 1,000 year Kingdom will be judged and cast into Hell, the Lake of Fire.

*Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyoneís name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Rev 20:14-15 ESV+

 

Then 4 kingdoms will eternally remain; (1) 3rd Heaven which has always been, which will always be, in which Godís creates His eternal (2) New Heaven and (3) New Earth, and the eternal (4) Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

We do not know where the eternal Hell/Lake of Fire will be located; but it will be located where Jesus (Lamb) and the angelic beings can see it, yet we do not believe we in glorified bodies will be able to see it or even want to look at it. As we will be living in everlasting peace and joy with our God in His New Heaven and Earth

*he also will drink the wine of Godís wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.Ē Rev 14:10-11 ESV+

 

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