SERIES: Heaven – The Final Frontier
Luke 16:19-31 KJV
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of
his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus
evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from
hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one
rose from the dead.
Human History Divisions
PAST – Paradise CREATED PRESENT – Paradise LOST FUTURE – Paradise RESTORED
Genesis 1-2 Genesis 3 – Revelation 20 Revelation 21-22
Creation & Human perfection Creation & Human Sin Creation & Humans restored to
Humankind names the animals Animals and humans hurt each
other Animals and humans live in harmony
Abundant food and water Hunger, thirst and toil for food
and water Abundant food and water
Satisfaction in labor Restless and stressful labor Joy in labor
Humans able to sin or not sin Humans enslaved to sin Humans unable to sin –
One Marriage Many Marriages One Marriage – Christ and the Church
The Old Testament called it SHEOL
The New Testament word for it is HADES
Deuteronomy 32:22 KJV – For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and
shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
2 Corinthian 5:21 KJV – Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy
neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is
2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV – We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to
be present with the Lord.
I. Life before death – INEQUALITY
II. Death – EQUALITY (v. 22)
III. Life after death – GREAT REVERAL
Before and after death there will be:
Revelation 14:13 KJV – And I heard a voice from
heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the
dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their
labours; and their works do follow them.
The reason there is no immediate judgment after
death is because all the RETURNS are not in yet.
There is prayer in the INTERMEDIATE state.
Revelation 6:9-10 KJV – 9 And when he had
opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the
souls of them that were slain for the word of God,
and for the testimony which they held: 10 And
they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long,
O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and
Message Notes for Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Sunday, April 9, 2017
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