SALVATION IN THE SPIRIT WORLD! --Can You Still Get Saved After You Die?
THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT WORDS
WHICH ARE TRANSLATED IN OUR ENGLISH BIBLES AS EITHER HELL OR THE GRAVE. The Hebrew word "Gehenna" is usually translated "Hell", meaning a fiery Hell, & the other word usually translated in the English as "grave" comes from two different words: The one
in Hebrew "Sheol", & the other in Greek, "Hades". But neither one of the original words have the meaning of what we think of as a grave today--a hole in the ground! What both of them mean is: "Sheol"--the unseen state! "Hades"--the unseen state!--The Spirit
IN OTHER WORDS, THE DEAD ARE LIVING SPIRITS, EXISTENT & LIVING IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, THOUGH UNSEEN!--Not buried in a hole in the ground! In other
words, every place it says "grave" in the Old Testament is "Sheol", meaning "the unseen state", & every place it says "grave" in the New Testament it's "Hades", meaning the same thing!--The Spirit World! Only the word "Gehenna" really means "Hellfire"
in the Hebrew, real genuine Hellfire.
BUT TODAY, TO YOU & ME, MODERN PEOPLE OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE WORD "GRAVE" ONLY MEANS ONE THING--A HOLE IN THE GROUND
THAT YOU BURY A DEAD BODY IN!--But that is not at all what the original words mean! They mean "the unseen state", the invisible state of those spirits!--Invisible to us except upon apparition or some manifestation. It means they're in the Spirit World!--Not
in a hole in the ground, neither all in Hellfire either, but they are in the Spirit World! They are very very active, though invisible, usually unseen.
MANY OF THESE TRANSLATIONS & INTERPRETATIONS ARE COLOURED BY THE DOCTRINE OF THEIR PARTICULAR CHURCH, JUST AS WAS THE KING JAMES TRANSLATION. Remember, it was translated, in a sense, by a bunch of Church men & by the Church, & they figured that
the best way to keep their people in the church building was to scare'm to death that any place outside was going to be Hellfire, & that if they died out of the Church they went straight to Hellfire, regardless, with no alternative, no in-between.
SEE HOW LONG THE PREACHERS & THE CHURCHES HAVE MISLED PEOPLE IN SAYING THAT THAT MEANT DEATH & HELL & EVERYBODY IN IT WERE THROWN INTO THE LAKE
OF FIRE?--WHEN IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO! The Church has had to cling to those extreme doctrines about the building to support their own organisation: And about Hell being fire & eternal to scare people into the building! According to the Church, if they
did not come to the building & go through the rites of the Church, they were gonna go to Hell! What a travesty against the Truth! How horrible! My God, what the Churches are guilty of!--Misleading the people & even offending people's sense of justice
& grace & love & mercy of God by using words which are not true expressions of what the Lord really intended for it to mean. Because by their exclusive doctrine precluding any chance of anything between Heaven & Hell, they've ruled out anything
that's outside of the Church!--When here these words make it as clear as anything that there is an in-between! The spirits who are now in that in-between unseen state, their final fate is going to be decided at the Great White Throne Judgement.
IN FACT, THOSE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD WHO ARE NOW IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, THEY ARE AGAIN IN A STATE OF PROBATION! They're going to be judged according to how they're behaving right now in the Spirit World--whether they're serving God or the Devil there! In
other words, contrary to Church doctrine, their fate is not always completely sealed by death!
THOSE WHO WERE SAVED IN THIS AGE OF GRACE DURING THIS LIFE, OF COURSE, THEIR FATE IS SETTLED! They are definitely saved
& strictly going to Heaven, & have gone there, no doubt, & been sent back to help us. And it's possible that some of Satan's saints who have finally & forever rejected Jesus Christ & are still rejecting Him in the Spirit World & still
serving the Devil, that their fate is pretty much settled as well--except for how bad & how much damage & evil they did, which they're still doing! Therefore, they can't get their final judgement until the Great White Throne Judgement when their cup
of iniquity is full & they have finished all their God-damnable dirtywork against us--including all the fiends of Hell & devils & evil spirits of the departed dead!
THEREFORE JUDGEMENT CANNOT COME UNTIL THE END OF THE SPIRIT WORLD, OF DEATH & HELL & SHEOL & HADES--THE END OF THE UNSEEN STATE--BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL OPERATING IN THE UNSEEN STATE! Ghosts are still haunting, spirits are still spiriting,
our helpers are still helping, & the evil spirits are still cursing & damning & rebelling, so that all their dirtywork isn't done until the Great White Throne Judgement. And all those who died unsaved & perhaps didn't know the Gospel--but maybe
did the best they could with what they knew--are now on probation or in the Spirit World & are gonna be judged according to how well they operated in the Spirit World.
MAYBE PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING CHRIST IN THE SPIRIT WORLD RIGHT NOW! Jesus went & preached to the spirits in prison who had died up till that time. ( Mt.12:40 ; 1Pe.3:19 , 4:6 ; Eph.4:9 .) Could it be possible that some people are going
to get saved now in the Spirit World, the Afterlife, when they see the realities of the real World of the Spirit?
Well, if you can get saved in the Millennium,
if you can get saved in the New Earth, why couldn't you get saved in the Spirit World right after death? In other words, there're going to be three classes of people in the Spirit World! The definitely Saved & bound for Heaven, their fate's settled. The
unalterably reprobate incorrigible evil spirits of the departed dead who are still going to be just as rebellious & just as disobedient & just as loyal to the Devil in the Afterlife as they are now, their fate's settled too! And then there are people
who are in-between & maybe are good but never heard the Gospel & never had a chance to get saved, but were not really evil. That's why He has to wait until the Great White Throne Judgement to judge them as to whether they will be saved or not, whether
they're written in the Book of Life or not.
LOOK AT THE PATIENCE & MERCY OF GOD, THAT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO NEVER HEARD WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO RECEIVE
THE LORD IN THE NEXT LIFE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD--EVEN BETWEEN NOW & THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT! I always wondered what they had that Judgement for anyhow if everybody that came to that Judgement, all the unsaved dead, were being raised just to be cast
into Hell? Then what's the point of the Judgement? But there are millions of people who die who are not that wicked & evil to go straight to Hellfire, but neither have they heard the Gospel in order to be saved, so therefore God gives'm a chance in the
Spirit World! (Tongues & Prophecy:) "Listen to the Words of thy father & hear ye the truths of the teaching that I have given to him!" Hallelujah!
EXPLAINS ALL THE STRANGE VERSES IN THE BIBLE ABOUT JESUS PREACHING TO SPIRITS IN PRISON & ALL THAT SORT OF THING! That's right now in the Spirit World! He went & preached to the spirits in prison the Gospel of salvation!--To tell them that had not
heard to believe on Him so they could live & be saved! "He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life!" ( Jn.3:36 ) So there's a specific example of a concrete case of spirits being saved in the Spirit World! Why else is there this time of probation in
the unseen World to watch their families & relatives & friends & what they're going through? My goodness, if anything would persuade somebody to get saved, that ought to be it--an after-death experience! God in His mercy is trying to persuade everybody
to be saved that He possibly can--even after they die! The Bible says, "Thy mercy is from everlasting to everlasting"! ( Ps.103:17 ) Praise God! Hallelujah! TYJ!
DOESN'T THAT GIVE YOU A PICTURE OF A LOVING GOD & AN EVERLASTINGLY MERCIFUL JESUS CHRIST?--That the people who never really had a fair chance here & now are going to get that chance? We're speaking of a different class of people, the departed
dead being saved in the Spirit World, the Spirit Realm, the Unseen World, after death! Everybody's going to have a chance.
AND THIS BRINGS OUT ANOTHER SCRIPTURE:
"THIS IS THE LIGHT WHICH LIGHTETH EVERY MAN THAT COMETH INTO THE WORLD!" ( Jn.1:9 ) Whether dead or alive, they get the light!--Sooner or later they have a chance to be saved! Now doesn't that fit your picture of an all-loving all-merciful God Who will be
not only merciful to the now-living, but also to the dead?
IN OTHER WORDS, GOD'S GOING TO GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE--DEAD OR ALIVE, NOW OR THEN--TO HEAR THE
GOSPEL, TO EVEN SEE & BELIEVE & RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOUR! Boy, that sure fits the doctrine of Universal Reconciliation, that everybody's going to get a chance, either now or then, here or there, in this life or the next life, the Millennium
or even Heaven on Earth! Soul-winning in the Spirit World! Hallelujah! Witnessing ghosts! Praise God?
God is all-loving, all-merciful, all-patient, "not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to the knowledge of salvation." "That all men might be saved." ( 2Pe.3:9 ; 1Ti.2:4 ) Hallelujah! TYL! So why not in the Spirit World as well as in the Millennium, if even on the New Earth? Hallelujah!
BUT ONLY THOSE SAVED NOW GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN WHEN WE DIE!--Which way you goin', Bud?--Huh? God help you to make your choice today!--Tomorrow will be too late
for Heaven now! "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve!" "Today is the day of salvation" for you! ( Josh.24:15 ; 2Co.6:2 )--What'll it be? Do it now! God help you, in Jesus' name, amen! ( Written by D.B.Berg 1983)