Lets summarize where we got so far. We have established the following points.
Lucifer was one of the most powerful, gifted, brightest and beautiful angelic beings in heaven. He was given the responsibility to steward the Earth. Many streams of teaching within organised Christianity promote the idea that Lucifer was the worship leader in heaven, because Ezekiel 28:13 says: “the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.“ The assumption was made that “Tabrets and Pipes” are instruments, because the word „tabret“ can be translated as drum or tambourine, and pipes are assumed to refer to fluit like instruments. However, the Hebrew word translated as „tabret“ has the meaning of a bezel or hollow in which a gem is set. The word „Pipes“ should be translated as the word “Settings, Mounts“ or “Sockets”. No, Lucifer was covered with precious stones. “Every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold”, and there were, probably millions of them, each set within their relevant mount or fitting. Can you imagine his brightness? That’s why the name Lucifer means; Light-bringing, or light-bearer.
Strangely enough, those who believe the „Lucifer worship leader theory“ look with suspicion upon every worship leader in a Church as though they could become prideful like Lucifer and then try to commit a coup de tat, conspiring a take-over against the Pastor. Even though I have seen that happen on several occasions, in churches, that does not merit that theology. Pride could happen to anyone in the limelight, anyone. Not just the praise and worship leader. The fact that Ezekiel states that he was in the garden of Eden and was an anointed Cherub that “covereth” gives us more information. The word „covereth“ in verse 14 also means to “hedge in, to fence in, the cover over, to defend and to protect”. Avoiding a dogmatic position on this, it is simply my theory, also based on other information given in the Bible that Lucifer was responsible for the safety of man and manage the Earth.
Ezekiel 28 King James Version (KJV)
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Angels are created to serve God, and manage the affairs of Earth and to serve and protect man.
Psalm 34 King James Version (KJV)
7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Hebrews 1 King James Version (KJV)
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Satan knows the Word of God
Matthew 4 King James Version (KJV)
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
It seems to me that when satan quoted Psalm 91:11-12, (although he changed the sentence slightly by adding “at any time” to serve his deception) he was very much aware of his original assignment to serve and protect man. Yet he betrayed God and man by doing exactly the opposite.
We discussed that man was originally created a little lower than the angels. Man’s position was lower than the celestial beings. Angels including satan had more gifts and supernatural abilities. They were more powerful in the spiritual realm. But they were created this way for the purpose of serving man in the earth.
Yet, by the time God creates Adam and Eve, Lucifer becomes envious. What are these people who are weaker and less gifted and glorious by nature that you give them such a privilege, and that I should serve them?
My paraphrase extracted from Psalm 8:4-8
After the resurrection of Christ we were placed in Him and seated with Him at the right hand of the Father, far above all celestial beings position-ally. We are endowed with the authority of Christ, representing His right to rule on Earth as ambassadors of His Kingdom.
We said that Lucifer wanted to prove his point that those who were stronger, more talented and gifted had the right to rule and that rule must be a top-down authoritarian totalitarian rule controlling the less gifted. A bit like the law of: survival of the fittest. Those who are inferior must only exist to serve the few superior at the top. Satan’s point was to prove to God and all of creation that love does not work.
Love works from the ground up. It is a bottom-up leadership style. It seeks to serve others, including the weak and less prominent. It is motivated by empathy and compassion and seeks equality whilst recognizing diversity.
Perhaps these two clearly opposing leadership styles may help to identify to what degree which leadership style your local church, or the company or organisation you work for, or your countries government is managed. Which spiritual principle inspires them? Usually, it is a mixture of both. One will be more obvious more than the other depending on the context and circumstances. There will always room for improvement in the relevant leadership, and management style and there will always be the need to pray for those in that position.
I have also explained that to this day many Christians are taught that satan is currently the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air. However, from the scriptures such as 2 Corinthians 4:4 the apostle Paul refers to satan as the god (theos) of this Age, not the physical world. In Galatians 1:4 the apostle Paul refers to that Age as evil and is most likely linked to the Age of the Sinaitic Covenant. It was evil because sin gave satan easy ground for presenting accusations before God against the people of Israel.
Ephesians 2:2 the apostle Paul calls satan a prince, which is really the Greek word Archon and can also mean; magistrate, ruler or leader. Satan was the leader or influencer during that evil age.
Ephesians 2 King James Version (KJV)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
I explained that the word “course” is also again the word Age. Paul is referring to the Age of this world. Which world? The world he was living in then. That word “world” is the Greek word “Kosmos”, and context would imply that in this case the meaning is a reference to the established order of things i.e. the Sinaitic Order or Covenant. In Paul’s day the Sinaitic Order was still in place together with the newly established New Covenant in Christ. The two covenants co-existed until 70 A.D. when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed and ended the Sinaitic Covenant.
We have established that satan does not have authority. He only utilizes the opportunity man allows him to have. Satan uses deception to trick mankind, especially religious minded people, into believing the lie that they are powerless, unworthy, sinners deserving eternal damnation if they don’t live right, do right and serve God according to their religion. For the atheist, satan teaches them a different version of self-righteousness, based on the principle of justifying behaviors and lifestyles. Nevertheless, they to are having a hard time silencing their own conscience accusing them from the depth of their own sub conscious mind. Satan only seeks to reinforce those accusations.
Those who understand their position in Christ lay hold of their powerful position in Him. In His Name, the name above every name, the name of Jesus, Jehoshua Hamashiah, we can cast out demons, forbid the influence of satan in a situation, release the deployment of the holy angelic armies of heaven, command sickness to leave bodies, and healing to be, we can command the divine order of YHWH to return to the elements of nature and weather conditions be balanced.
It grieves the Holy Spirit to see so many Christians struggling and giving opportunity to satan that he should not have. If satan is still the god and prince of this world, then what kind victory did Jesus really obtain for us? I believe the lack of knowledge regarding the aforementioned scriptures, and their correct translation is what keeps Christians battling from a default position of defeat. Here are two other verses that has confused many.
Hebrews 2 King James Version (KJV)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
To conclude that the devil has, owns, or holds in his hands the power or control over death would mean that he wields that power and thereby keep people in fear of death or dying. That is really designating the devil with more power than he has. Again, we are dealing with error in translation. Remember, I alluded to the fact that I believe that satan has had his agents infiltrating the ranks of the Church throughout history. Having studied the Bible for more than thirty years, comparing the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts with our translations, I am now 100% convinced we are dealing with a conspiracy that has been going on for 2000 years to strategically translate certain portions of scripture with the intent to hide the true Gospel and promote the gospel (which is not a gospel) compiled by mixing principles of grace with principles of self-righteousness. This includes promoting the doctrine on hell, and a futuristic eschatology and the dividing of the world into the saved and the lost.
The words: “had the power of death” are remarkably interesting when looked at each word individually.
As a whole, one can also say that the sentence could read: “had the power to kill”, which makes a lot more sense. Let’s look at each word separately.
Had – the Greek word Echo – and can mean to hold, joined in marriage, inhabit.
Power – The Greek word Kratos – dominion, power, mastery or victory.
Of – The Greek word – well that word is NOT there in the Greek and is presupposed by the translators.
Thanatos – death, or more significantly; in law – the sentence of death.
Scientist of linguistics will agree that there can be a huge difference between the use of the word “of” or “in”. For example: He has the power OF death as opposed to, He has the power IN death. There is a shift in meaning of notable difference. Even Thayers Greek lexicon sadly promotes the idea of the power OF death as referring to the concept of the devil being in the Netherworld of Hades with the miserable state of the wicked being punished. Notwithstanding that this concept is build on vain presuppositions of religious dogma not scripture.
Taking a careful look at the whole message of the book of Hebrew, it stands out as making a comparison between the Old Sinaitic Covenant and the New Covenant. The book was a message of discipline to the Jewish-Christians admonishing them not to turn back to the Sinaitic Covenant. Under that Sinaitic Covenant the devil would present accusations against the people of God. He could pass a death sentence upon those guilty for breaking the covenant. Each time the people of Israel broke the covenant they were in fear of death. Because of their innate human inability to perfectly keep the law they were in constant bondage to the fear of death. A death sentence was always looming over the people of Israel. That is the true meaning of condemnation, it is a death sentence. The ultimate goal of satan’s accusations is to pronounce a death sentence.
Note that satan was behind orchestrating the conspiracy of the religious leaders and the Roman authorities to pass the death sentence upon Christ. To this day satan still attempts to present accusations to the sub-conscience of man, and to God, but since the blood of Jesus secured the eternal New Covenant of forgiveness, there can be no death sentence for the believer who stands in the truth of their righteousness in Christ.
I will translate the above same verse of Hebrews like this:
Hebrews 2:14-15 (Translation, Pat Schram)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Christ) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had a brief victory by using the death sentence, (against Christ) that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
We know that one day after living a long and fulfilled life, we will leave this planet. We will slip out of our physical body which will turn to dust. But we will not be left naked (i.e. a disembodied spirit), we will immediately be clothed with out immortal body and be with the Lord in heaven forever. That is our confident expectation and so we need not and do not fear death. We have eternal assurance. Heaven is our home, and even now whilst here on earth we can spiritually discern the presence of heaven or better yet, our presence in Heaven. In fact, we are not only now position-ally seated with Christ at the right hand of the Father, but our spirit is also directly connected with heaven. Let me explain briefly. With our physical body we connect with the physical realm or dimension. With our spirit, and you are a spiritual being living inside your physical body, you connect with the heavenly realm or dimension.
Jesus had to die first
Even though Christ did obtain the Victory over death, Hades and the grave, He had to die first.
When He died on the cross, because of his death and His blood that was shed, He initiated the New Covenant of forgiveness. However, had he not been raised from the death it would have all been in vain.
His momentary death looked like a victory to the devil, but it was short lived. When Christ died, He went to Hades and preached deliverance and redemption to all who were there. Then when Christ was justified, He was raised from the dead. That’s the point where he destroys the work of satan, and crushes the head of the serpent.
1 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV)
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Acts 2 King James Version (KJV)
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
The death of Christ a defeat?
The death of Christ is only a mighty victory because of His resurrection.
When you understand that Christ obtained the Victory over satan at His resurrection it becomes clear that without His resurrection Jesus would have been defeated. In His death we all died with Christ, which would potentially have been an enormous victory for satan. So, it seemed, but praise God, it was only brief for a moment in time, as part of the big plan. Can you imagine all of heaven, all the angelic hosts, as they await in utter silence when the Lamb of God is slain? Then, when the almighty judge of the Universe, to the dread and terror of satan, declares Jesus righteous, He now had the right and the power to be raised out of Hades. Wow, what a glorious entrance He will have had as He appears before the Ancient of days and is crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
A Dark truth
There is a plethora of evidence that there have been Luciferian secret societies around the world who hide behind the highest ranks of freemasonry lodges, and move under factions such as the illuminati or the cabal and other obscure designations. Most of the lower Masonic ranks confess a belief in God and high moral values. I mean the first rule in the book of Constitutions by a well known Masonic Lodge in England (I will not disclose the name here) states: You agree to be a good man and true, and strictly to obey the moral law. They would deny such a dark satanic practice hides behind the veneer of their aim for morality and social order.
Every time an attempt has been made to expose Satanism and Luciferianism as the inversion of God’s plans, and the antithesis of the Christian faith, the Agentur of their high priests and secret creed, hidden behind the scenes of governments, agencies, big banks, and large corporations have until now succeeded in turning the intended exposure into nothing more than a superficial witch hunt. They have managed to make strategic whistle-blowers serve their own purpose to draw attention to only the small man in the game and to prevent real Satanists and dedicated Luciferians from being exposed. The ones at the top of the dark orchestration benefit from only shallow exposure, because it desensitizes the public and things get shoved under the carpet and downplayed as nothing more than conspiracy theories. Great tactic, it did work to fool many.
It has been my observation that the movie and music industry, via the multiplicity of productions have recently upped their game in playing a key role in promoting their message through the language of hidden symbolisms, subliminal messages, romanticising witchcraft, demonic activity and satanism on all levels. Do not get me wrong, I do like a good movie. However, lately when looking for a show to watch, I have come across stuff, that is simply pure evil. Watching it for only seconds, the vibe is such that I switch it off and look for something else that is a bit more decent.
They build the main theme of their doctrine on the death of Christ. Their confession is „death to God“. Satanists and Luciferians are not quit the same, but they both teach that Jesus Christ is in fact the Arch angel Michael, and that he is the younger brother of Satan. Satanists and Luciferians boast that Christ failed in His mission on Earth at his death. They attempt to make His death look like His defeat, and the main vocal point of their “Black Mass.”, also called “the Adonaicide Mass.” The word “Adonaicide” means the death, or end, of God. Adonai is one of the many Hebrew names of God and means Lord or Master.
This horrible message has been promoted to the sub conscious of the masses for many years.
There are constant examples of such a message out in the public’s eye, openly proclaimed, and yet not recognized. For example the 1970’s Musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Ever noticed the movie ended at the crucifixion? Apart from other blasphemies embedded within the movie, I have to say that when I was young lad I went to watch it. I really enjoyed the music, and I had no clue about the hidden message I now bring to light here. All I could think off when I came out of the movie theater is how I felt touched by the presence of God. So yes, the Lord was able to use the movie in a great way to touch my heart. I can imagine it was the same for many other people, despite the darker intentions of some people behind the production.
Another example: The National Monument of Amsterdam that was erected in 1956 in the center of town was allegedly made in remembrance to all those that died during the II World War.
A national “Remembrance of the Dead” ceremony is held at the monument every year on 4th May to commemorate the casualties of World War II and subsequent armed conflicts. The official meaning of each sculpture is supposedly all in honor to the casualties of that war.
In 1988 I was stood in front of that monument and the Lord told me to carefully look at it. Then it dawned on me.
The pillar is like the obelisk of Egypt. The obelisk is a major symbol of ancient Babylonian paganism. It represents the male phallus as the symbol of “life” as it produces semen for procreation.
It is pointing up toward the sun. This is why, ancient Babylonian paganism is linked to sun and sex worship. As I go on you know I am stating known historical facts. We know that in the time of Jesus and the Apostles pagan Temples were found everywhere throughout the Roman Empire. Their priests would engage in sexual acts and orgies were not uncommon practices conducted in honor to their pagan gods.
The woman on top of the Amsterdam monument with the dove represents liberty, though I believe it is an ode to freedom for the “Queen of Heaven” worshiped as goddess, Freya, Frigga (Norse) Diana (Roman), Artemis (Greek) and or Isis (daughter of Osiris, Egypt). She has gone under many names throughout the history of many cultures. The man hanging underneath looking as though crucified is a referral to Christ, displayed as defeated, still dead, with the hounds of hell barking at his side. As the Lord revealed this horrible truth about the monument to me, He also pointed out that there were other locations in Amsterdam where monuments had been erected, each in a strategic location, which if you were to draw a line to each location on the map, it forms a satanic pentagram.
The origin of Obelisks goes as far back as ancient Babylon, Assyria and Egypt. Notably, some of the original obelisks erected in historic Egypt have eventually been given as gifts and moved to several places in the world. There is an original obelisk on the St Peter square in the Vatican, and one on Trafalgar square in London. They build their own version of an obelisk in front of the White House in Washington DC.
The architecture of the White House is full of Babylonian symbols designed by free-masons and its structure was also build in the middle of a satanic pentagram. O, some have tried to dispute that by arguing that certain roads do not all connect to make up the pentagram. Well, that is a very weak attempt to try and call immensely powerful evidence into question. The roads do not need to connect. The locations that become the dots to make up the pentagram is utilized to generate an energy vortex if practitioners activate their faith by the use of their dark rituals. Finally, all these locations in the Earth, such as the Vatican, London, Washington DC and many more across the globe find themselves exactly on key crossing points of what are called ley lines. Ley lines are the energy channels of our planet. The elektro magnetic energies of the Earth flow through these lines. God designed this energy flow for good, to maintain natural balance and to energize all life on the planet. Since the time of Assyria and Babylon people have learned to make good use of this knowledge. However, evil people who also knew its potential have been trying to manipulate the Earth’s energy flow ever since then with the intention to influence others. This stuff is still conducted secretly and paradoxically openly practiced right under our nose by some of the most prominent celebs, politicians, doctors, lawyers, judges, and key figures in society today. It must however be emphasized here that there also many more good moral people of with faith in God and/or a desire to do what’s best for humanity. I believe we outnumber the bad apples by far. In addition to that it is crucial that people all across the planet will actively value truth and give voice to truth and stand for the truth at every given opportunity.
In my view this monument on the Damrak in Amsterdam does not honor the casualties of war, it rather glories in their death as though they were sacrificed unto their false god of war, which is satan himself.
Sorry, I just cannot be nice about this. I used to live in Amsterdam, and I have felt the presence of evil there on more than one occasion. I truly believe the evil practices of these dark groups played a major role in why many people across the planet have been influenced to believe a certain way, and to live a certain way. Remember, just like we pray for people, our country, our politicians, and situations in the world, what do you think they do? They also pray, among other things.
The Dark Doctrine of Confusion
Some Luciferins have proposed the idea that Satan was the son of Lucifer. This is secretly taught among the highest orders of Freemasons, barely known as the Palladian Society, which was headed by the American Freemason Albert Pike and created by the Italian liberal patriot and author Giuseppe Mazzini back in the late 19th and early 20th century. Adam Weishaupt was another key figure who organized the Illuminati to write his revised version of the satanic doctrine. He also established the lodges of the Grand Orient Masonry to be the secret headquarters of the Illuminati.
Their followers have attempted to pursue their ideologies to this day. To the most obscure members of such cults, Lucifer is considered god, and our YHWH an imposter. However, remember that all the devil can do is lie. If the devil has taught devout followers of Luciferian secret societies anything it is all based on lies. I am more than satisfied that the insights of the Bible provides us with sound doctrine and that the links between the verses, which talk about Lucifer, the Devil, and Satan all indicate that they are one and the same entity, and certainly not a brother of Jesus.
What must be kept in sight is that it is so easy to dismiss the things I presented here as some sort of far out unrealistic idea. Let me ask you, if you are a believer and you believe that Christ was raised from the dead, and we have the assurance of eternity in heaven, how is it that some people can still find it an unbelievable concept that there are those out there who have actively and purposely committed themselves to satan’s cause? Thus, it remains that many still consider the idea of Satanists and Luciferins a ludicrous proposition and the stuff conspiracy theorists.
The Luciferin cults do exist, and has had unbroken continuity since its very beginning, probably as far back as Cain and proves to be of supernatural origin and direction. Nothing conceived in a human mind could be so diabolical, and vast in dimensions, and in our time still attempts to usurp itself to try and push toward global domination controlled by them. Nevertheless, they are fighting a loosing battle. The more they attempt their agenda the more the power of Christ’s victory moves to their end and destruction.
I will move on now because I do not find this material very uplifting. I only bring this up in small dosis, because I believe it to be part of the mission and responsibility of any Bible teacher to expose this evil.
This knowledge is important to help equip believers so they know how to pray and intercede for nations and cities. The fact that many, and I say many preachers and ministers of the Gospel have known about this but chose to ignore it, and not make their people aware of it is a grant reason why we have seen such an increase of open satanism in all walks of life.
Let me just interject here, in case you were wondering, no kind of witchcraft, incantations, spells, and curses can have any effect on those who stand in truth. Especially those who hold their position in their identity in Christ. You are untouchable.
Death can not stop the Church
Matthew 16 King James Version (KJV)
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The word “hell” here again is the word Hades. Jesus’ emphasis is on the gates not Hades itself.
For so long assumptions have been drawn that this is an allegory, or the picture of a Hell powered by the devil and his forces of darkness and we boldly preached that the forces of darkness will not be able to stop the advance of the Church. They would not be able to stop the believers of the Gospel on Earth as the Gospel is preached. As more people are reached the gates of Hades would have to draw back.
This is really not far from the truth but there is much more to what Jesus was saying here.
The old English (and likely other translations as well) wording of that part of the sentence that says “the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church” has not provided us with a full picture of the point that is being presented here.
The word prevail means: To get a position of control and influence, to be superior in strength, to overpower. The Greek word “gates” is πύλαι (pulai) is a decent translation. However, in antiquity it was also used to indicate authority and power. It was common for elders of a local community to often meet at the gate where they would gather and discuss and decide on important matters for the community or the town. While the word “gates” refer to the large entrance gate into a city or fortress, it is of course also the exit of the town. In this context, the word “gates” focuses on “what goes or comes out of something.”
The phrase “gates of hades” also is a Jewish expression, meaning “realm of the dead.” It is a euphemism for death.
There are several especially important concepts to understand here. They are truths that overlap each other. To assist conceptualising these truths I will number them.
1. The first generation of Christians in the first century, were often subjected persecution. Whilst physically alive on Earth they knew they were partakers of eternal life. They also had the promise that if they would die, perhaps as martyrs before Christ returned, they would be raised out of Hades, the realm of the dead at the resurrection.
2. The first generation of Christians in the first century knew they were partakers of eternal life whilst physically alive on Earth. They also had the expectation that if they would be alive at the coming of Christ they would be taken (raptured) home to be with Him in heaven forever.
3. Christ has given His resurrection life to everyone. For those who come to the revelation of Christ in them, they realize that they have become partakers of eternal life through the Spirit even though they are physically still in the world. Those who do not know the Lord do not know they have eternal life. Eternal life is that awareness of our communion with God, right now even while physically alive in this world.
John 17 King James Version (KJV)
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
The word “Eternal” means Age enduring. The word “life” comes from the Greek word “Zoe” and a more descriptive meaning would be something like: The God-Kind of life, or the quality of life that God Himself has. Since God through the Lord Jesus gave us His own life this provides us with real insight.
We now possess the Age enduring quality of God’s own life through the Spirit of Christ.
That is in the first instance the eternal life we all have inside of us. God did not give us another eternal life. He gave us His own Spirit.
Now when Jesus stated that the Gates of Hades would not prevail against the Church, please understand that Christ did not come to establish a new religion. He came to destroy the works of satan.
1 John 3 King James Version (KJV)
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Just the other day I was listening to a podcast. It was an interesting subject, and the main speaker who is very much into his new age stuff opened up with something like „welcome dear Adamites“. As much as I want to be selective to what I listen to I did get a few good points from some of the things he was saying, but we are thank God no longer Adamites. The whole human race did descend from Adam, but he infected everyone with the nature and condition of sin. I am not referring to actions. Sin in this context is a toxic condition. It was the result of the serpent’s deception in the garden of Eden and Adam and Eve’s decision to distrust God. God looked at mankind and said, this is so bad, we cannot fix them, they must be destroyed.
That is exactly what God did. In Christ, we all died. But He did not leave Christ and us in Hades. When Christ rose from the dead, we were all made a brand-new creation in Him.
When Christ died on the cross, He went into Hades, the realm of the dead, proclaimed that He would return to collect all of them within a generation.
Acts 2 King James Version (KJV)
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Christ was justified, and death (the Gates of Hades) could not hold Him in there. Those ancient gates of Hades that kept people from entering heaven had never been opened before. I have heard a preacher state that there are no literal gates in the spiritual realm. O yes there are! The things we know and have here on earth very much reflect the spiritual realm in many ways. There are gates, walls, buildings, houses of all kinds, mountains, lakes, and rivers, oceans, beautiful beaches, fascinating landscapes, wow we are going to enjoy heaven!
Before Christ nobody had ever been raised from the dead like Him and then entered Heaven.
He came out of Hades, collected His physical body, which had now become immortal, and glorified, fit for life in Heaven. Imagine this scenario:
Christ is in Hades, three days had passed since His death on the cross. He possibly continued the prayer He began when He hung on that cross just before he died, when He started by saying “My God, My God why has thou forsaken me”, and as He is in Hades, continues, “For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.” Psalm 22.
Jesus feels the resurrection power fill His whole being and He knows He is about to leave that place.
He then shouts with a roar:
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. Psalm 24:7-10 King James Version (KJV)
Those gates could not prevent Christ’s resurrection, and when He returned that same generation it could not hold his people in Hades. Those gates could not prevail against the Church!
You see the Church is the assembly of people who were called out of Hades and out of the condition of sin and spiritual death, out of identification with Adam into the Age enduring Life of Christ. When Christ was justified, so was all of humanity. We are now a new creation in Christ.
And for us? When we end our physical life here we will receive our immortal body and be with the Lord forever. You can start practicing now though. Develop your awareness of your heavenly life now even while your are still here in this physical world.
Colossians 3 King James Version (KJV)
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.