March 18

The World Below

(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

(Ephesians 4:9-10) NKJV

After the crucifixion Jesus descended into the lower parts of the Earth. We’re to understand that he went to gather the souls of the Old Testament saints who’d been awaiting his coming.

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He also First Descended

(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

(Ephesians 4:9-10) NKJV

Who descended and what are the lower parts of the Earth? Fortunately this isn’t a mystery and we’ve already done the work needed to resolve both issues.

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He Also Descended

Cutaway of planet Earth showing the crust, mantle, great gulf and hell.

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

(Ephesians 4:9-10) KJV

Who descended and what are the lower parts of the Earth? Fortunately this isn’t a mystery and we’ve already done the work needed to resolve both issues.

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Ascending and Descending

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

(Ephesians 4:9-10) KJV

If our souls start in hell then this life is our one chance to escape it forever. We’ve been given an opportunity to respond to the truth which has been revealed to us. No one has an excuse.

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March 29th

Cutaway of planet Earth showing the crust, mantle, great gulf and hell.

Hell: αδη – Hadés

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

(Luke 16:23) KJV

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) made an extensive survey of the ways in which the interior of the Earth is described in Old Testament Hebrew, but how’s it described in New Testament Greek?

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March 18th

The Lower Parts of the Earth

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

(Ephesians 4:9-10) KJV

After the crucifixion Jesus descended into the lower parts of the Earth. He went there to gather the souls of the Old Testament saints who were awaiting his coming.

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