The Truth About the Second Death


The Truth About the Second Death

The book of Revelation is a spiritual book only to be understood by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.... He that has a spiritual ear.... let him hear what the Spirit is saying unto the Church. The Book of Revelation is communicated unto us by spiritual signs and symbols.  

In the introduction to this marvelous book the beloved John explains..... Rev 1:1.... The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John.... The word "signified" is from the Greek SEMAINO..... meaning to indicate or communicate by means of spiritual signs and symbols. The meanings of all the symbols of the Revelation are given, either in the book of Revelation itself, or elsewhere in the Scriptures.  

The first things John beheld when IN THE SPIRIT.... was One like unto the Son of man, standing in the midst of seven golden candlesticks, holding seven stars in His right hand. The One like unto the Son of man is identified as the resurrected and glorified LORD JESUS HIMSELF.... for this One says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore" (Rev. 1:10, 17-18). The other symbols of that first vision are interpreted as follows:..... The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven Churches: and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven Churches.... (Rev. 1:20).

Children in school learn what we call definitions. A definition is an explanatory statement which tells us exactly what a certain thing is....what it means..... as "an island is a tract of land completely surrounded by water." God also gives us definitions in His Word. He tells us exactly what certain things are. And in the Scripture just quoted He has told us exactly what the seven stars and the seven candlesticks are. Those are God's definitions. 

And in Rev. 20:14 God tells us exactly what the SECOND DEATH is. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. Now let me make this a little plainer. Definitions of men can be given backward. For instance, the definition, "An island is a tract of land completely surrounded by water," can also be given thus: "A tract of land completely surrounded by water is an island." This is but another way of stating the same fact. It does not, in any way, change the meaning.  

Now let us use the same principle concerning the definition of the SECOND DEATH. The Bible states it thus..... Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. "THIS IS" the second death. Now let us turn this around for clarity AND true understanding. The second death..... IS death and hell cast into the lake of fire. Therefore we have exactly the same meaning either way it is stated. What is the second death? It is the first death and hell cast into the lake of fire! This truth and reality is very IMPORTANT. The second death is not merely the lake of fire. The second death is not men being tortured for ever in the lake of fire. The Holy Spirit has made it very simple and plain. The second death is the first death and hell CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. That is the Holy Spirit's definition, not mine.  

So we see.... the first death is a spiritual death.... a spiritual state of being.... being spiritually dead in trespasses and sins.... and hell being the realm of the unseen dead.... so we have a spiritual condition and state of being... and also a realm of the spiritually dead... being cast into the LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE.... 

Well what is the LAKE OF FIRE.... it is better asked.... who is the LAKE OF FIRE.... Do we know our God is a consuming fire... HERE IT IS.... Deu 4:24.... For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Therefore we know by nature our God is like a LAKE OF PURIFING WATER..... a fiery Lake of purification and cleansing is our God. Thus the spiritual state of death and the spiritual realm of the dead must be cast into the HOLY LAKE OF OUR GOD'S FIERY NATURE.... thus consuming by holy firey words the death and hell of this world.... for all things must be tried.... BY HOLY FIRE.... all things must be dealt with by our holy consuming God....   

Now we can truly say.... HERE IT IS... Rev 21:4.... And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be NO MORE DEATH, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. How can we say "AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH.... because ... the first death and hell have been cast into the LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE.... Thus the holy presence of our God has consumed.... death... hell and the grave.... Now we can declare.... 1Co 15:55

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Thus death and hell shall have no power over our Lord .... nor over his glorious creation.... and there shall be no more death.... For the last enemy to be destroyed IS DEATH.... as it is cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone....   

Blessings All.

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