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Christ the Antidote regarding Death


Part 8.
When He ascended up on High, He led captivity captive.
''Therefore it says; Having ascended on high he captivated captivity, & he gave gifts to men.''
Eph 4:8. Greek Diaglott.
I would delightfull like not onl to suggest! "ut to assert to us all toda that Christ is as#ending up on
high within us! #apti$ating us % &aking us 'is &ost ardent! delighted % o"edient #apti$es.
''He tasted death for every man & purchased us with a price'', % will not "e satisfied until 'e #apti$ates
all who are rightfull his every man'' % return the& to Eden! or to that Edeni# state where e$er one of us
longs to "e! % is our (every man's) true heritage.
Christ who is God &anifested is the)**+ ,IC-./ not )+ or 0*+ or e$en 10+ "ut )**+.
ove will never fail.
'ow is this task "eing a##o&plished2 3 4o$e! -ruth % 5aith6
/e#entl a $er good friend of &ine posed the 7uestion6 /alph6 As regard the 8/estitution of all things8 I
#an see what ou are saing has &u#h &erit! "ut how do we respond to this $erse2 And this I share with
ou now9 A#ts ):: 4; <=, ''Then !aul & "arna#as wa$ed #old, & said, %t was necessary that the word
of &od should first have #een spo'en to you( #ut seeing ye put it from you, & )udge yourselves
unworthy of everlasting life, lo we turn to the &entiles.'' -he 7uestion in & friend8s &ind was of #ourse
that those in 7uestion '')udged themselves unworthy of everlasting life.'' .n the surfa#e if we were to
"elie$e what &ost of Christendo& ha$e "elie$ed % taught us for so&e ti&e! this would see& like a
foregone #on#lusion that these parti#ular =ews were sure #andidates for a long ti&e in an eternal tor&ent.
3ut in lo$e % #on#ern let us s#rat#h a little "elow the surfa#e % see what lies hidden there6 In what we are
going to share! if I see& perhaps a little fa#etious! please forgi$e &e as what I see is $er #lose to &
heart % the falla# of the unenlightened stern opposer8s! does at ti&es "ring out in us! well &eaning "ar"s.
Allow &e to 7uote a portion of the a"o$e $erse fro& the Greek Diaglott. ''since you thrust away him,
and not worthy )udge yourselves of the age*lasting life,'' -he word everlasting in the <=, rendition! is
translated age*lasting in the Diaglott! % is fro& the Greek Aionian or +on; Its &eaning an Age, an Era
or a Period of ti&e. In a nu&"er of pla#es in the A&plified we read a"out the Age to #o&e. 5or instan#e
in 4k >*: :4a! A&p.
''And ,esus said to them, The people of this world & present age marry & are given in marriage; "ut
those who are considered worthy to gain that other world & that future age''?...In @at >4::". A&p.
Ae read! ''Tell us, when will this ta'e place, & what will #e the sign of -our coming & of the end .the
completion, the consummation) of the age.'' In the <=, the word A./4D is used in pla#e of the word
AGE! Age is the proper translation. @t)1:>8a ''Jesus said un! "e#, Tru$% I sa% ! %!u, in "e ne&
age'' the <=, renders the word AGE as regeneration. Bow ha$ing said % shown that the true translation
is AGE.
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Two Ages And a Third
4et us now turn to @at )>::> A&p!''And whoever spea's a word against the /on of 0an will #e
forgiven, #ut whoever spea's against the /pirit, the Holy 1ne, will not #e forgiven, either in this world
and age or in the world & age to come.'' Bow when =esus was saing this 'e was still in the age
or dispensation of the 4AA! it had not "een #hanged as et! Pente#ost had not et #o&e. Co these =esus
was referring to #ould not "e forgi$en then (in the ti&e or dispensation of lawD or in the neEt age or
dispensation whi#h is Pente#ost. Bow I ask the 7uestion. Ahat a"out the neEt Age or dispensation! ''The
future age, or the new age'' as &entioned in the a"o$e $erses. Bow please do not think we are referring
to the (new age movement) no, no! In Mk 3:29 ''"ut whoever spea's a#usively against or maliciously
misrepresents the Holy /pirit can never get forgiveness, #ut is guilty of & is in the grasp of an
everlasting trespass,'' the word e$erlasting is on#e again a &isFtranslation! it should read (an age $asing
res'assD. Bow this alters things dra&ati#all when we #onsider the a"o$e eEtra#t (udged "e#se$)es
un&!r"% !* AGE LASTING LI+E, .n#e again an AGE is an E.B or a DICPEBCA-I.B. -he
Gudged the&sel$es unworth of entering into sal$ation in that E.B! the would ha$e to wait. I hear a
7uestion. Aait until when2 -here are a nu&"er of 3i"le referen#es regarding a -'I/D da restoration!
''a day with the ord is as a thousand years & a thousand years as one day.' ' If God is going to ''draw
all men to Himself'' % I "elie$e with all & heart 'e will! there &ust "e a ti&e in the future when 'e
will. Ahen the Con8s of God are full &anifested! /o& 8:)1F>:! this will herald the "eginning of the ti&e
of the era! whi#h will #li&aE in the =u"ilee. (5or those who are interested I ha$e se$eral #opies of =.
Preston E"8s! =u"ilee6 .r ou #an go on line % look for 8-he Ca$iour of the Aorld Ceries8 % find it
A second chance2

Bow ou ask where is our proof of &ore than one #han#e2 Hou see "elo$ed ones! the ''god of this
&!r$d'' whi#h is the #arnal &an! does not want ou to know these things. Gen ::0! ''3or &od 'nows that
in the day that you eat, then your eyes shall #e opened, & you shall #e as god's, 'nowing good & evil.''
4ets turn to ) Pet ::)1F>*.
,)1. ''%n which He went & preached to the spirits in prison.4 56. 78The souls of those9 who long
#efore in the days of :oah had #een diso#edient, when &od's patience waited during the #uilding of
the ar' in which a few 8people9, eight in num#er, were saved through water.''
5irst of all the word prison is fro& the Gk phulake I 04:8! part of the &eaning is "e '$a-e, "e
-!ndii!n, In Ps )4>:Ja! <=, ''"ring my soul out of prison, that % may praise thy name,'' what did the
Psal&ist &ean2 Ah a #ondition of the soul! of #ourse6 Het in this #ase the word prison is fro& macger
I40>0! a s&ith! a thing! a prison. -his is related to the word macoreth I40;>! a "and or "ond. -aking all
of this into #onsideration! I wish to suggest to us toda that the prison that those in )Pet ::)1! is not what
we ha$e "een taught for &an ears! "ut is a -!ndii!n !* "e s!u$ the sa&e as the prison that ou % I
were in % the one that Da$id referred to in the a"o$e Psal&. Ahen ou % I were in 'ris!n that pla#e or
#ondition we #ould go nowhere! we #ould not &o$e an where spirituall! AE AE/E -/APPED. I "elie$e
that the #ondition of the afterFlife is not 7uite like we ha$e "een led to "elie$e thus far " the &aGorit of
3i"le tea#hers. Co these souls that Christ went % prea#hed to! those who were -/APPED in their un"elief!
the had "een prea#hed to on#e "efore " Boah % his fa&il "ut were ''once diso#edient'' or as the A&p
states "ad .een dis!.edien % et God ga$e the& a se#ond #han#e! don8t sa no6 4et8s "e honest with
oursel$es % espe#iall with God! forget what religiosit has taught us % let us read the e$iden#e in front
of us. =esus went % prea#hed to these on#e diso"edient ones % God ga$e the& a se#ond #han#e. Ae are
speaking a"out a God &"! s! $!)ed, "a He ga)e, / .e*!re "e &as gi)en, Jesus said "a a*er I a#
$i*ed u' !n "e -r!ss I &i$$ dra& ALL #en un! #%se$*,
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%s &od a respect*er of persons2
Is there an other pla#e where a si&ilar thing happened2 YES0 )Pet 4:;. <=,! ''3or this cause was the
gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might #e )udged according to men in the flesh,
#ut live according to &od in the spirit.'' Bow I realise that this $erse would "e open for #onGe#ture for
so&e "ut the word also #larifies the thought % &eaning. /e&e&"er that when Peter wrote this epistle
there were no #hapters or $erses! he is still ela"orating on his pre$ious the&e % has not et #o&pletel
#hanged it. 4et &e illustrate! to do so I will &arr parts of the two $erses ''He went & preached to the
spirits in prison who had #een diso#edient in :oah's day, when &od's patience waited....3or this cause
was the gospel preached also them that are dead,'' God8s lo$e % patien#e are shown to us in &an was!
espe#iall in 'is i#'ued rig"e!usness, whi#h is to % for all &en. 3ut the &ust hear it "efore the
#an respond. 3ut ou sa the did hear. God is not so interested in the outer ear. 'ear the words of Paul!
A#ts >8: >;! ''&o to this people & say to them, -ou will indeed hear & hear with your ears #ut will not
understand, & you will indeed loo' & loo' with your eyes #ut will not see 8not perceive, have
'nowledge of #ecome ac;uainted with what you loo' at, at all.9 >J, 3or the heart .the understanding,
the soul) of this people has grown dull .stupid, hardened & calloused), & their ears are heavy & hard
of hearing & they have shut tight their eyes, so they may not perceive & have 'nowledge & #ecome
ac;uainted with their eyes & hear with their ears & understand with their souls & turn 8to me & #e
converted9, that % may hear them.'' Isaiah ;:1F)*.
-he reason I ha$e inserted these two $erses is that I "elie$e the would perfe#tl % ade7uatel
des#ri"e those who Boah prea#hed to in prison. God to #arr out 'is plan! ''Who will have all men to #e
saved & to come to the 'nowledge of truth.'' )-i& >:4 <=,! so&eti&es in 'is lo$e has to allow drasti#
&easures for the ear or the inner ear (the soulD to "e &ade read. I wonder after &an hundreds of ears
possi"l #lose to :*** ears entrapped in what the thought was perhaps hopelessness! re&e&"ering the
das of re"ellion % diso"edien#e "efore the flood! whether the were then read to ha$e open ears
(soulsD to gi$e ear to the $i#torious Christ. Aith lo$e! power % gra#e 'e #apti$ated the& .r!ug" "eir
s!u$s !u !* 'ris!n % took the& #apti$e % the as#ended in spirit into that high place realm within
the&sel$es with 'i&! % one da soon we will ha$e the pri$ilege of &eeting the&. Can ou sa with &e
Bow if God8s patien#e! lo$e! &er# % long suffering was shown to those in the pre#eding $erses! % he
did not feel si&ilarl to those diso"edient ones who '')udged themselves unworthy of age lasting life''
would 'e not "e a respe#tFer of persons2 A"solutel6 ''To everything there is a season, & a time for
every matter or purpose under heaven. A time to #rea' down & a time & a time to #uild up.'' E## ::)!
:". A&p. God who is so far ahead of us! had planned in aeonian ti&es for the sal$ation of A44 @EB.
'ear a word fro& Paul reading fro& /o& );:>0F>J. A&p.
'':ow to Him who is a#le to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my &ospel &
the preaching of .concerning) ,esus <hrist .the 0essiah), according to the revelation .the unveiling)
of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was 'ept in /%+:<+ & /+<=+T for long ages.''

Paul who was the #ha&pion of this pre$iousl hushed se#ret! whi#h is now re$ealed! though in &an
7uarters not et realised. Please allow &e to 7uote Gust a few eE#erpts. ''As in Adam A die, even so in
<hrist shall A made alive.4 1Cor 1: 22! 73or )ust as #y one man's diso#edience...the many were
constituted sinners, so #y one man's o#edience the many will #e constituted righteous.'' /o& 0:)1.
''Who W% have A men to #e saved & to come to the 'nowledge of the truth.'' ) -i& >:4.
''Therefore as #y the offence of one, )udgement came upon A men to condemnation; even so #y the
righteousness of one the free gift came upon A men unto )ustification of life.''' /o& 0:)8. ''Who is
the /aviour of A men, specially of those who #elieve.'' 1spe#iall not eE#lusi$elD )-i& 4:)*. ''+ven
the righteousness of &od which is #y faith of ,esus <hrist unto A & upon A them that #elieve(
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for there is no difference.'' /o& 4:>>. -hese few 7uotations fro& "oth the <=, % A&p should suffi#e
for now. -he reason we ha$e underlined the a"o$e even so in two #ases! is that in the Gk it is an
e;uation! % of #ourse it is the sa&e in the English.

Co to "e #onsistent God will ha$e a wa through #ir#u&stan#es that 'is great 4o$e Plan will "e
#arried out % will "ring us &e &"! &ere #ade in His )er% !&n I#age, spirit #eings to the pla#e where
we are willing to e&"ra#e his lo$e. % as the great Apostle Paul stated in Phillipians ''% apprehend that
for which % am apprehended'' in other words on#e the lo$e of God had "e#o&e a #ons#ious part of his
life! he rea#hed out with % in that 4o$e of God that was in % upon hi&! % was apprehending hi& for
hi&self. 5or it is God8s lo$e! it is God8s faith! it is God8s righteousness! it is God8s gra#e! we #an take no
#redit whatsoe$er! if we do this is self righteousness. +!r G!d's L!)e &i$$ NE2ER *ai$,
> Ca&)4:)4"
''And having made peace through the #lood of His cross, #y Him to reconcile A things unto
Himself; #y Him % say, whether they #e things in earth, or things in Heaven .'' Col ):>*.
In > Ca& ):::JF:1. After A"salo& had slain his "rother A&non! in his guilt he fled to his grandfather
-al&ai who li$ed in Geshur % he H%> hi&self. And the spirit of Da$id longed for A"salo&. -his is how
we are in our dual thinking! unfortunatel we are prone to take the negati$e. A si&ilar instan#e was when
Ada& ate fro& the tree of dualit! when he said to God I heard ou walking in the garden % I was afraid
"e#ause I was naked % I H%> &self! % God said! Who told you that you were na'ed2 'a$e ou eaten of
the tree whi#h I #o&&anded that ou should not eat2 In our #isa5en ideni% we think that there is a
separation "etween oursel$es % God! or our soul % spirit! whi#h is our true self. Ah2 5or there is a $eil
"etween the two % that $eil is our flesh. 'e")*:>*! "ut we ha$e good news for all for when =esus was
#ru#ified that $eil was taken awa % in#identall it was for e$er person! past present % future. -here is a
wa that ou #an a$ail oursel$es of! % to! what alread "elongs to ou. ''"ut whenever a person turns
8in repentance9to the ord, the veil is stripped off & ta'en away.'' > Cor ::);. 3ut sadl not all
Christians are aware of this! "ut those who are reading this % ha$e not realised this up until now. 6T"e
ru" &i$$ #a5e %!u *ree,7 And so toda I speak the Aord of the 4ord to ou % sa. =ise up in your
understanding & #e set free & wal' in a new realisation as to your position in <hrist, :1W &
31=+?+=. /o #e it@
Ae are now narrating fro& > Ca& )4. Bow =oa" "eing a saga#ious person knew that the kings heart
(this is speaking of Da$id A"salo&8s fatherD was toward A"salo&. A"salo&! instead of seeking God! he
was listening $ia the $eil (his fleshD whi#h will alwas lie to us. In#identall in this analog! Da$id
represents -he 5ather % A"salo& represents us all. Co =oa" sent to -ekoah for a wise wo&an % said to
her this is what I want ou to do. Pretend that ou are in &ourning % put on suita"le &ourning apparel as
if ou had "een &ourning for a lo$ed one for so&eti&e. -hen go to the king % sa thus % thus. Ahen she
spoke to Da$id she fell on her fa#e % said help .h king6 Da$id asked her! Ahat trou"les ou2 Che said! I
a& a widow9 & hus"and is dead. I had two sons % the 7uarrelled with one another in the field % there
was no one to separate the&! % one stru#k the other % killed hi&! % "ehold! the whole fa&il has risen
against &e % are de&anding &e to deli$er hi& to the&! that the &a kill hi& for the life of his "rother
who he slew9 % so the would destro the heir also. And so 7uen#hing & #oal (or taking awa the onl
one who #an support &eD whi#h is left! the would lea$e to & hus"and no na&e or re&nant on this earth.
Da$id said go ho&e % I will gi$e orders #on#erning ou. And the wo&an said to the king! @ lord .
king! let the guilt "e on &e % & father8s house9 let the king % his throne "e guiltless.
, )* ''>avid then said, if anyone says anything to you,#ring him to me & he shall not touch you
again. ?AA 7Then she said, % pray you, let the 'ing remem#er the ord your &od, that the avenger of
#lood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son. And >avid said, as the ord lives, there shall not
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one hair of your son fall to the earth.4 ?A5 Then the woman said, et your handmaid, % pray you,
spea' one word to my lord the 'ing. He said, /ay on. ?AB 78/he9 said, Why then have you planned
such a thing against &od's people2 3or in spea'ing this word the 'ing is li'e one who is guilty, in that
8he9 does not #ring home his "A:%/H+> one. ?AC 7We must all die; we are li'e water spilled on the
ground, which cannot #e gathered up again. And &od >1+/ :1T ta'e away life, #ut devises means so
that he who is #anished may not #e an utter outcast from Him.'' Ahat a wonderful word this is! this is
purposel written here! in the wisdo& of God! for a word of en#ourage&ent to us toda.
Bow Da$id e$en though he represents the 5ather in this analog! is $er hu&an % so to fulfil his tpe
in this #ase needed a wake up #all a" #t were! Co to #ontinue the narration "etween Da$id % the wo&an
of -ekoah. ,erse >* ''%n order to change the course of matters 8#etween A#salom & his father9 your
servant ,oa# did this. "ut my lord has wisdom li'e the wisdom of the angel of &od***to 'now all things
that are on the earth. ?5A Then the 'ing said to ,oa#, "ehold now, % grant this; go #ring #ac' the
young A#salom...... ?5C And the Ding said, et him go to his own house, & let him not see the Ding's
face......?5E A#salom dwelt two full years in ,erusalem & did not see the 'ing's face.''
-he two full ears is a tpe of two of the three das that =esus referred to in =ohn >:)1! >). ''>estroy
this temple & in three days % will raise it up again. ,>) "ut He had spo'en of the temple which was
His #ody.'' A prophe# #on#erning the "od of Christ in these last das. -his of #ourse is eEplained "
Peters state&ent! ''A day with the ord is as a thousand years & a thousand years as 1:+ day.'' Ae are
now I "elie$e right at the "eginning of the -hird Da. A"salo& did not see his father the <ings fa#e until
the -'I/D ear. Also a si&ilar analog in 'osea ;: )F:. In $erse >! we read ''After two days He will
revive us .;uic'en us, give us life); on the TH%=> >A- he will raise us up that we may live #efore
I wish here to "ring to our attention that on#e again as we see three separate pla#es of "eing or
understanding in our eEperien#es! this also applies to A"salo& in this situation.
) 1uter <ourt F 'is grandfathers house! a long wa fro& seeing the king fa#e to fa#e. -o so&e toda it
represents a God who is not within us! % as so&e would e$en think a God up in the sk so&ewhere6
> Holy !lace F In =erusale& still not seeing the <ing fa#e to fa#e! "ut knowing that 'e is #lose.)Cor
: 0ost Holy !lace F As we are a"out to see A"salo& in sin#ere desperation % dedi#ation in seeking the
<ing! % the <ing re#ei$ing hi& % kissing his son A"salo&. .n#e again )Cor )::)>! )=ohn ::>.

,erse >1 ''/o A#salom sent for ,oa# to send him to the 'ing, #ut he would not come to him; even
when he sent again the second time, he would not come. ?B6 Therefore A#salom said to his servants,
/ee, ,oa#'s field is near mine, & he has #arley there; go & set it on fire. /o A#salom's servants set the
field afire. ?BA Then ,oa# arose & went to A#salom at his house & said to him, Why have your
servants set my field afire. ?B5 A#salom answered ,oa#, % sent to you, saying, <ome here, that % may
send you to the 'ing to as', Why have % come from &eshur2 %t would #e #etter for me to #e there still.
:ow therefore 8,oa#9, let me see the 'ing, & if there is ini;uity & guilt in me, let him 'ill me. BB /o
,oa# came to the 'ing & told him. And when >avid had called for A#salom, he came to him & #owed
himself on his face to the ground #efore the 'ing; & 8>avid9 'issed A#salom.''
%f you will see' me with all your heart you shall find me.
-he sin#erit of earnestness! % &eans whi#h A"salo& went to is $er heart &o$ing! he was not going to
lea$e an stone unturned. 'e was deter&ined to use e$er &eans at his disposal to "e in the a#tual
presen#e of the <ing % to see hi& fa#e to fa#e. Aould to God that we all would ha$e the sa&e earnest
desire. ''A#salom #owed himself on his face to the ground #efore the Ding'' % his reward was that the
<ing kissed hi&. -his is the true heart of God toward us all. ''3or &od so loved that He gave, & the son
said to him, 3ather % have sinned against heaven & in your sight & am not worthy....."ut the father
said....#ring ;uic'ly the "+/T ro#e & put it on him.'' 3ut "efore this happened we are told. ''"ut while
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he was a still a long way off his father saw & was moved,...& he ran & em#raced him & 'issed him.
-he the&e of our &essage is that God has % de$ises was % &eans that ''His #anished #e not
e$pelled from Him.'' 4isten to it9 God will "ring at so&e ti&e in e$er persons eEisten#e! (so&ewhereD
#ir#u&stan#es that the will! willingl want to "urn e$er hindran#e % "ridge that would stand "efore
the&sel$es % a lo$ing #reator. ''% have sworn #y 0yself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness & shall not return, that unto 0e every 'nee shall #ow, every tongue shall swear
8allegiance9.'' Isa 40:>:. /o&:)4:)). A&p.....!''That at the name of ,esus every 'nee should .must)
#ow, in heaven & on earth & under the earth, And every tongue 8fran'ly & openly9 confess &
ac'nowledge that ,esus <hrist is ord, to the glory of &od the 3ather.'' Phillipians >:)*F)). A&p.
3alse #urdens & causes of "anishment.
In the se#ond Chapter of 4a&entations % the )4
$erse. <=,! we read. ''Thy prophets have seen vain &
foolish things for thee( & they have not discovered thine ini;uity, to turn away thy captivity; #ut have
seen for thee false #urdens & causes of #anishment.'' E$en though so&e translations do not word this
$erse the sa&e! if we look at the #onteEt #losel we will see that the <=, is #orre#t. -his $erse is alluding
to the false prophets of Israel! % the prophet! (&ore than likel =ere&iahD! is " the spirit of God warning
the people % "erating the false prophets. -he religiosit that we ha$e had % are "reaking free fro& toda
also ha$e their false prophets ''who have seen vain & foolish things for thee( & they have not discovered
thine ini;uity,'' @ake #onfession often to the priest! then li$e an wa ou like for the week % #o&e "a#k
again neEt week % #onfess again. -his is not urning a&a% %!ur -a'i)i%8 "ut keeping ou #apti$e to
their parti#ular religious "ondage. @an so #alled respe#ted #hur#hes are no "etter. Co&e to our
parti#ular Chur#h listen to the Pastor % no one else! ou are not to do an thinking for oursel$es (eE#ept
to enhan#e their dog&aD otherwise ou are in re"ellion % this will e$entuall lead to an eternit in hell
fire. -his is ruling " fear! % the are ''seeing for you false causes of #anishment.'' -hese rulers sa if
ou don8t pa our tithes ea#h week then that is re"ellion also. 5ro& A#ts to re$elation there is not one
&ention of the word -ithe eE#ept in 'e"rews! % these referen#es are #ertainl not ad$o#ating it is for us
toda. 3ut the sa A"raha& paid his tithe to @el#hiKedek6 Hes he did! "ut he also kept the Ca""ath Da6
Do ou2 'e was also #ir#u&#ised6 Do ou prea#h that also2 If we keep one point of the law % offend in
an other! we are guilt of offending the lot. =a&es >:)*. -ithing was under the law! so was Cir#u&#ision
% the Ca""ath Da. Co&eone said "ut how do we keep the Chur#hes afloat if we don8t prea#h tithing.
-ea#h gi$ing! "ut for God8s sake % hea$ens sake! the peoples sake % our sake! let8s lea$e the 4AA out
of it. In retrospe#t! &a"e so&e of the& ought to sink an wa the Chur#hes that is.
5or those of ou who are interested in the s#holarl point of $iew. -he a"o$e word "anish&ent is
fro& the word madduwach C-/.BGC I 4*;0 L sedu#tion:F #ause of "anish&ent! % is dire#tl fro& the
word nadach G 0*8* L a pri& root9 to push off9 used in a great $ariet of appli#ations! lit. % fig. (to eEpel!
&islead! strike! infli#t! et#D:FF "anish! "ring! #ast down (outD! #hase! #o&pel! draw awa! dri$e (awa! out!
7uiteD! fet#h a stroke! for#e! go awa! out#ast! thrust awa (outD! withdraw! Co we #an see that the <=,
was right on the &ark.
Co&eti&e ago whilst speaking to so&eone on the su"Ge#t we are addressing! he &entioned 'e"
,4 ''3or it is impossi#le 8to restore & #ring again to repentance9 those who have #een once for all
enlightened, who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift & have #ecome sharers of the Holy /pirit,
,0 And have felt how good the word of &od is & the mighty powers of the age & world to come, ?H %f
they then deviate from the faith & turn away from their allegiance****8it is impossi#le9 to #ring them
#ac' to repentance, for .#ecause, while, as long as) they nail upon the cross the /on of &od afresh 8as
far as they are concerned9 & are holding 8Him9 up to contempt & shame & pu#lic disgrace.'' -he
Diaglott renders age in $erse 0 as the coming age. I would like to point out in $iew of what we ha$e
Christ the Antidote regarding Death
&entioned as regards not "eing forgi$en in this Age or the Age to #o&e % re&e&"ering that there was a
ti&e for ''those who were once diso#edient in the days of :oah'' to #onsider that in the a"o$e $erse ;
(#ecause, while, as long as) supports God8s $er wonderful plan of the ''restitution of all things, which
&od hath spo'en #y the mouth of A his holy prophets since the world #egan.'' A#ts ::>)"
.n#e again I repeat part of the a"o$e $erse in 'e"rews! ,;. ''8%t is impossi#le9 to #ring them to
repentance, for * "+<AI/+, WH%+, A/ 1:& A/ * they nail upon the cross the /on of &od
afresh.'',,,,,, Also ''Those who were once diso#edient in the days of :oah,'' at one ti&e fitted the
des#ription of the 'e" ; group! #ecause, while, as long as the staed diso"edient! I &as i#'!ssi.$e !
.ring "e# ! re'enan-e, 5or those who would sa well I don8t read it that wa in the <=,. 4et &e
Muote fro& a $er! relia"le ,ersion! -he Con#ordant 4iteral Bew -esta&ent 'e" ;:;". ''to #e
renewing them again to repentance WH%+ crucifying for themselves the /on of &od again & holding
Him up to infamy.'' -he word while &akes all the differen#e to the #onteEt of the passage. It throws
eEa#tl the sa&e &eaning on the $erse as the A&plified! when it #ites ''#ecause, while, as long as.''
Co #onsidering that our wonderful 4ord =esus is now % e$er in the pro#ess to!
aying claim to his purchased !ossession.
'e will not rest until e$er last one of those that 'e has pur#hased is a 4.,E 8#apti$ated #apti$e8.
Ps 1*::.<=,.
In #losing this parti#ular su"Ge#t I would Muote fro& =er >1:):F)4. ''Then will you see' 0e, in;uire for,
& re;uire 0e 8as a vital necessity9 & find 0e when you search for 0e with all your heart.?AC % will #e
found #y you, says the ord, & % will release you from captivity & gather from all the nations & all the
places to which % have driven you, says the ord, A:> % W% "=%:& -1I "A<D T1 TH+ !A<+
3=10 WH%<H % <AI/+> -1I T1 "+ <A==%+> AWA- <A!T%?+.'' -his pla#e is! if ou #an see it is none
other than Eden. -his $erse is propheti# % is one of those $erses that has a dou"le &eaning si&ilar to
'osea ;:> % &an others.
As we know when reading s#ripture we need to let the spirit show us the deeper &eanings that God
has for us. 4et us now #o&pare /o& 8:>* with the a"o$e $erse. ''3or the creation .nature) was
su#)ected to frailty .to futility, condemned to frustration), not #ecause of some intentional fault on it's
part, #ut #y the will of Him Who so su#)ected it***8yet9 with the hope.'' 4et us add one &ore si&ilar
$erse whi#h is saing the sa&e thing. /o& ))::>! ''3or &od has consigned .penned up) A men to
diso#edience, only that He may mercy on them A 8ali'e9.''
As we stated at the "eginning of the arti#le the plan of God is in the pro#ess "ringing &an "a#k to his
Edeni# state! 'e is &aking &an into the I&age of hi&self whi#h is Christ. -o e&phasise the thought I a&
#iting fro& the latest arti#le that our good "rother =. Preston E" has written! whi#h I re#ei$ed onl
Muote :F @en ha$e "een gi$en a wrong $iew! a &istaken i&age of God6 /eligion prea#hes % ser$es a
God who is a &onster! who is &ean! #ruel! % $i#ious. -he sa that God is lo$e! "ut in their hearts the
"elie$e that God is $indi#ti$e! i&pla#a"le! harsh! un&er#iful! % eEa#ting! "e#ause the "elie$e that God8s
Gudge&ent against sin % sinners is eternal torture in the fires of hell w#thout one $egree o% merc&, -he
also "elie$e that God is fi#kle! for 'e will send to this eternal hell &en who ne$er had a #han#e! who
ne$er heard the na&e of =esus! who were ignorant % undis#erning! who were #areless % un#on#erned!
although the did not hate God or deli"eratel walk in re"ellion against 'i&. 3ut then! the $ilest &an
who e$er li$ed! who hated % "lasphe&ed % a"used % &urdered! if on his death"ed! at the last "reath of
his life! he si&pl sas! 5ather! forgi$e &e9 4ord =esus! sa$e &e! this one gets to go to hea$en6 Bow
that! & "elo$ed! is #lassi#al %#cklene""!
Christ the Antidote regarding Death
3ut God has re$ealed to us how wonderful 'e is FFFFF 'e lo$es e$er &an so &u#h that 'is
Gudge&ent against sin % sinners is not eternal! un&er#iful! unrelenting torture % da&nation FFFFF 'is
Gudge&ent against sin % sinners is 'e"u" hang#ng on the cro"" #n our place & on our (ehal%! .h! es6 God
was #n Chr#"t re#on#iling the world unto 'i&self6 God #a&e in Christ to die for e$er &an! et 'e is
going to torture &ost of &ankind for all eternit with no respite FFFFF those two ideas $on't compute! -he
Gust don8t add up6 -he are #ontradi#tions6......... 3ut I tell ou " the word of the 4ord FFFF the 4ord God
who walks in the Garden in the #ool of the da will "ring ou out fro& under our ro#k Gust as 'e "rought
Ada& out fro& "ehind his tree6 -here is no pla#e ou #an run % hide where this fa#e #annot "e seen6
-hat8s what the "ook of /e$elation is all a"out FFFF the re$elation! the un$eiling of =esus Christ6 -here is
no es#ape fro& the fa#e of the 4a&". Co&ewhere! so&eda! so&ehow! 'e will get ou! 'e will win! ou
will "e #aptured! #apti$ated! #on7uered " 'i&6 'e is out to get ou FFFF not to destro ou! "ut to sa$e
ou % &ake ou 'is #hosen one6 'e will ra$ish our heart. 'e will win our lo$e. 'e will gain our
adoration. 'e will #o&&and our o"edien#e.......If those who heard this $oi#e on Cinai #ould not es#ape
the $oi#e speaking on earth! how &u#h &ore #an we not es#ape the $oi#e that now speaks fro& hea$en6
End 7uote.
.n that "eautiful note we will #lose 6La%ing -$ai# ! His 'ur-"ased P!ssessi!n,7
In the arti#le T"e Oneness !* Man &i" G!d, Part ;. Ae &ade &ention of whether the soul lea$es the
"od at death or not6 -here was 7uite so&e response fro& se$eral readers! in wanting to know &ore a"out
the su"Ge#t! so I pro&ised that we would respond in a later arti#le. 'en#e the #hange in the su"Ge#t.
In "roa#hing an su"Ge#t where there is a "eem#ng or "uppo"e$ #ontradi#tion we &ust re&e&"er that
while either part! (for or againstD takes a hard! toe8s dug into the ground attitude % will not not #onsider
the other side of the stor! then it is futile to #ontinue.
There is no contradiction in the /criptures, only seemingly so@

Ahen we #a&e fro& .uter #ourt to 'ol Pla#e i.e. 8Pente#ost8! there were $erses that those we had
left! used against us! that see&ingl would support their #ause! "ut it was "e#ause the would not listen to
the the 8Ahole Counsel of God8. -he sa&e goes again with the 8'ol Pla#e8 % the supposed #ontradi#tion
to 8-he @ost 'ol Pla#e.8 In what we are going to sa! there is alwas an answer to an to an soF#alled
dissension! % that is attitude. Bow all the referen#es to 8Coul Cleep8 are #orre#t in part6 Do I now ha$e
our attention 2 3ut there is so&ething to #onsider % that is "e !"er side !* "e s!r%, I wish! " the
help of the spirit to &arr the two.

If the soul is separated fro& the "od at death! % it &eans that onl the Cpirit apart fro& the soul
returns to God who ga$e it! would God talk to that spirit! without the soul! as regards it8s past life 2 And
further&ore would 'e deal with that Cpirit without the soul! to perfe#t it! 8the spirit8 2 4et us re&e&"er
that this whole eEperien#e we are ha$ing is "e#ause God is dealing with our soul... .n#e again I would
like to look at the #ase where =esus addressed the s'iris in 'ris!n in I Pet ::)1F>*. Bow if we think we
#an es#ape " tring to #lai& that these spirits are fallen angels. =ude ,erse ;FJ puts a $er s&art stop to
that " de#laring that the ha$e not et "een released! if ou still insist! then we ha$e a #ontradi#tion in
God8s word! "ut as &entioned there are no #ontradi#tions! onl see&ingl so! % the reason is! "e#ause of
the la#k of understanding. -o #ontinue with the s'iris in 'ris!n, Christ went % prea#hed to the&. What
without their souls2 "eloved we cannot separate <hrist, when God #reated &an in 'is own I&age! 'e
#reated a @AB who was "oth &ale % fe&ale or spirit % soul. Hou will not find anwhere that God
C/EA-ED a wo&an! WOW0 3efore ou send &e an responses ou had "etter #he#k that one out $er
#arefull % that in#ludes Gen >:>>. -he 8&ale % fe&ale8 or the 8spirit % soul8 are intrinsi#all one %
#annot "e separated. Ae were &ade in the i&age of God who is "oth @as#uline % 5e&inine! the 85atherF
Christ the Antidote regarding Death
Creator % E$ S"addai,' the '%ull, or tw#n (rea"te$ one'. And ea#h % e$er one of us are "oth &ale %
fe&ale. I a& speaking spirituall now. If Ada& was &ade in the i&age of God % this was "efore the "od
was formed 9 as God #annot "e separated! neither #an we9 our soul % spirit that is9 God has a soul6 Go
to our #on#ordan#e % ou &a "e $er surprised. Ahen Christ went % prea#hed to those in prison! did
'e prea#h to onl the spirit that God ga$e the& who % whi#h is perfe#t2 If ou sa es. that is like
saing that Christ prea#hed to 'i&self! how a"solutel ridi#ulous6 Bo "elo$ed the onl wa it fits is that
as God is one % #annot "e separated! neither #an we. Ahen Christ prea#hed to the spirits F th#" #"
re%err#ng to (oth "oul & "p#r#t F in prison. -his is referring to the fe&inine part of the spirit. Ps )4>:Ja
''He #rought my /1I out of prison.' ' It is the soul that is "rought out of prison! that part of the spirit
that has it8s own will.
Bow ou &a "e saing! Aell ou see& to "e taking a one sided $iew6 3ear with &e for a little while!
I a& esta"lishing the fa#t that there is another point of $iew % & 7uestion is. Can we &arr the the two2

4et us now look at 'e" )>: >:. A&p. ''And to the church .assem#ly) of the 3irst*#orn who are
registered 8as citiJens9 in heaven, & to the &od Who is ,udge of all, & to the /!%=%T/ of the righteous
.the redeemed in heaven) who have #een made perfect.''

If! as we ha$e "een told " so&e that ''the spirit returns to &od who gave it'' is #o&pletel separate
fro& the soul! whi#h stas with the "od! (% &a I sa that there are a nu&"er of $erses that would
see&ingl support thisD. If this is true! how #o&e that the spirit! apart fro& the soul! is '#ade 'er*e-,'
-o "e reasona"le % to &ake sense of this $erse! there &ust "e so&ething of the soul in#orporated in that
Ahen in )Pet 4:;! ''<hrist went & preached also to them that are dead,'' on#e again to &ake an
sense of this $erse 'e had to "e prea#hing not onl to the spirit of God that returns to God who ga$e it!
"ut the soul in so&e wa had to "e in$ol$ed! so&ehow 66
In the #ase of EliGah % the dead #hild that he raised to life again. Ae read! )<ings )J:>)F>>. ''And he
stretched himself upon the child three times & cried to the ord & said, 1 ord my &od, % pray -ou, let
this child's /1I <10+ "A<D %:T1 H%0. And the ord heard the voice of +li)ah, & the /1I of the
child <A0+ %:T1 H%0 A&A%:, & he revived.'' It is 7uite o"$ious that in this instan#e that the soul or at
least (part of the soulD left the "od % #a&e "a#k into it again. .n this we &ust all agree. 3ut we &ust "e
fair % honest with this topi# % not ignore either side.

-here are a nu&"er of instan#es where when referring to people the 3ook uses the word souls % it
&eans eEa#tl that. In the 'e" it is the word :ephesh I 0:)0 % its e7ui$alent in the Gk is !suche G 001*
% si&pl put! it &eans L )#%e, M#n$ & *oul! Co what is the answer 2
-he soul of an person will not #o&e into an eternal relationship with God until it is first 7ui#kened
" God. ''He that #elieves on him will not perish.'' After death the eEperien#e of the person who has
"een 7ui#kened " God is $astl different to the person who has not.
Cin#e starting this parti#ular seg&ent! I was in praer % knowing what I felt in & spirit! I was
sharing it with the 5ather % I needed a witness. Cuddenl a "ook #a&e to & &ind $er #learl. I had
read this "ook a nu&"er of ears ago % was not sure if I still had it! also I #ould not re&e&"er if it
&entioned this su"Ge#t or not! so I went hunting % 4o to & delight! in the first Chapter this is what I
Muote:F Ea#h indi$idual soul passes through &an trials! tri"ulations % initiations! through the
pro#ess of whi#h these two prin#iples of will % lo$e are "e#o&ing united % perfe#tl har&onised in &an
% he "e#o&es Christed. -his is the true &eaning of the i&&a#ulate #on#eption! whi#h is the out#o&e of
the &sti#al &arriage "etween spirit % soul within &an.
Christ the Antidote regarding Death
Ae are tring to #on$e (and a $er diffi#ult task it isD the nature of the di$ine Godhead of 5ather!
Con % Cpirit or Mother! (Gk pneu&a whi#h is %em#n#ne genderD. And we are tring to show the need for
that union "etween spirit % soul in &an! % the truth whi#h underlies the tea#hing of the i&&a#ulate
Bow we are told that God #reated &an a li$ing soul! "ut this soul is not ne#essaril i&&ortal! it is not
the eternal part of &an. Chall we des#ri"e the soul8s "od as a finer repli#a of &an8s phsi#al for&2
-his soulF"od has two aspe#ts N first! that portion whi#h is the "ridge "etween earth % hea$en during
&ortal life "ut is not itself i&&ortal! for it graduall disintegrates after the death of the "od9 % se#ond!
the part of the soulF"od whi#h li$es on after phsi#al death! the #lothing of the spirit. 3ut not until
so&ething happens N % that so&ething is an awakening of the life of the soul " the "reath of God N does
the soul "e#o&e trul 7ui#kened % li$e eternall. +n$ the )or$ ,o$ %orme$ man o% the $u"t o% the
groun$, an$ (reathe$ #nto h#" no"tr#l" the (reath o% l#%e- an$ man (ecame a l#v#ng "oul! (Gen >:JD. -his is
a spiritual truth not understood " &an.F: End 7uote.
Co there we ha$e it6 Ae ha$e &arried the two. I "elie$e that if ou #an re#ei$e it! that the a"o$e
#hapter #ontains the answer for "oth sides of the age old dile&&a of the su"Ge#t of 8soul sleep8 eE#ept that
it is not 8soul sleep' as so&e ha$e interpreted! "ut a disintegration of that part of the soul that was a part of
this lower life. -o further support what I a& saing! read > Cor 0:)F1. @a"e at a later date we #an go
into the su"Ge#t &ore full.
-rust that this has "een a "lessing to all.
Wrien .% Ra$'" :n!&$es, N!) ;<<=,
5or those interested we ha$e "een on a "log for se$eral &onths the address is O wwws#ri"d.#o& P
I would also re#o&&end for a follow on of what we ha$e written. -hree of =. Preston E"8s "ooks fro&!
-he Ca$iour of the Aorld series.
=ust Ahat Do Hou @ean G!d &i$$ "a)e a$$ #en ! .e Sa)ed. Part :.
'' '' '' '' '' He$$, Part ;
'' '' '' '' '' T"e La5e !* +ire, Part J
All of these "ooks #an "e found on line.