Hádēs (from 1 /A "not" and idein/eidō, "see/perceive/know") = not knowing/not understanding/not perceiving.
His people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge…the lack of the knowledge of God. They go to the grave because of not understanding as their religious leaders have no understanding of the Scriptures and are not feeding them with the Word of Truth from above.
In order to enter in to the heavenly knowledge (and come out of the “unseen”…the not knowing), we must humble ourselves (“I fell at His feet as dead”) in the presence of the Lord. Again, “Hades” = “unseen/not knowing/not perceiving/not understanding”.
The key to entering into His knowledge (and out of “Hades”….the not knowing) is to humble ourselves before Him (“I fell at His feet as dead”) when we hear His voice from Heaven speaking to us.
Revelation 1:17-18 KJV (17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as
dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I
am the first and the last:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. (John 14:6)
The “key”…or Way… out of our mortal death is to follow after Jesus in this: being planted together in His death (dying to sin), we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection (NOW as He is alive now and not dead as death has no more dominion over Him).
He was dead, and behold, “I am” alive for evermore. We must truly believe that Jesus is “I am”….He exists…He is alive now.
The Way of the Lord is to become “dead” to sin (becoming dead together in the likeness of His death) so that we may live His eternal life in the here and now for the Lord is alive now (“I am” = I exist).
The Truth…the “Amen”: The “I am”….is alive for evermore. He is alive now so that we may have His life now in this earth. His life is the eternal life that He is experiencing now in Heaven. As He lives, we shall also live through Him.
(18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
“I am”: the Resurrection and the Life. He exists now. If Jesus is indeed alive now, we are to have His heavenly, eternal life now in this earth.
John 11:24-26 KJV (24) Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall
rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
He that believes into Him, if he should be dying (to sin), he shall be living (the eternal life of Jesus…the resurrection life of Jesus now). Yet, many today take the Martha view and will go on their own way as Martha and not listen any longer. It is a "hard saying" for some.
(25) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he
that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (26)
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest
If we should die to sin, we shall not die but live the eternal, resurrection life of Jesus now. Yet, Martha does not really confirm this here-and-now resurrection belief even though she does believe that He is Christ, the Son of God which shall come into the world.
(27)She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ,
the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Some will not want to hear this (even though they preach it): that Jesus IS RISEN from the dead.
He is risen now so that we may have His resurrection now. His life is available now for He is no longer in the grave. They do not want you to hear this so that you don’t leave their church (the place where there is no understanding….Hades so to speak). They have a “watch” to make sure you do not understand these things.
They want to make the tomb a “sure thing” for us (their covenant with death and agreement with the grave) in their preaching and seal it with their handwriting of church dogmas and commandments so that we may never leave them.
Matthew 27:64-66 KJV (64) Command therefore that the sepulchre be
made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and
steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so
the last error shall be worse than the first. (65) Pilate said unto
them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. (66)
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and
setting a watch
Even if we have all faith in Him, we cannot live His eternal life if we continue to sin.
We must die to sin in order to live His life now that He has now. If we continue to live after the flesh (after we believe in Him), we shall mortally die….but if through the Spirit (that same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead) do we “mortify” (kill, slay, deaden) the deeds of the body, we shall live (His eternal life now that He has now). His Spirit will give our mortal bodies (in the here and now) His eternal life.
Romans 8:12-13 KJV (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the
flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds
of the body, ye shall live.
We use the “sword” of the Spirit to deaden the sinful deeds of the body in order to gain access to the Tree of Life.
Genesis 3:23-24 KJV (23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from
the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (24)
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep
the way of the tree of life.
The key to mortal death: If we have planted together in the likeness of His death (I was dead), we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection (behold, I am alive forevermore).
Romans 6:3-14 KJV (3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4)
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as
Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been
planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the
likeness of his resurrection:
But we must remember this (know this): our old man is crucified with Him so that that the body of THE sin MIGHT /MAY be destroyed. It is through the Spirit do we destroy the body of the sin.
We must also die to sin completely so as not to serve the sin any longer in order to have His eternal life. Faith alone will not save us. We must use the sword of the Spirit to destroy the body of the sin out of our lives. We are to live after the Spirit and not walk after the flesh as we believe in Him.
(6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve
sin. (7) For he that is dead is freed from sin.
If we are dead with Christ (being made free from sin by the deadening of sin out of our lives), then we believe that we shall be also living now with Him.
(8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live
Death has no more dominion over Him….nor over those who have deadened sin in their lives with Him.
(9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him. (10) For in that he died, he
died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
I was dead and, behold, now I am alive forevermore. Likewise, we are to reckon ourselves to be dead unto the sin but alive now unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let not the sin reign in our body so that we should obey IT (the sin) in the lusts thereof (sins that accompany THE sin). The lusts of envy, strife, wrath, hatred of one another come with the practicing of THE sin.
(12) Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should
obey it in the lusts thereof. (13) Neither yield ye your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto
God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as
instruments of righteousness unto God. (14) For sin shall not have
dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace
The sin is the eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil through the practicing of the lie:
Genesis 3:4-6 KJV (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die:
When we speak evil of another based on a carnal commandment (the woman in the garden added “neither shall you touch it” to God’s commandment) or the teaching of men, we are being a “judge” (Elohim = judges). A judge knows what and who is good and evil.
Wanting to be seen as “wise” (your eyes shall be opened), people judge others (labeling them “evildoers”, “devils” ,etc and are going to hell as punishment ) using their carnal commandments of men as a basis for doing so as they know what or who is good and evil.
They are being judge, jury and executioner of others with their judgments upon them based on their own carnal commandments or teachings when there is only One Judge …One Lawgiver…who can save or destroy.
The “judges” of the churches of men believe that they are being a judge for God (for God does know…) even though they do not have love for another (as commanded by Him) when they do this.
(5) *For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened**, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and e**vil. (6)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise,
she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat.*
There is only One Lawgiver and One Judge.
He that speaks evil of his brother (because of a carnal commandment that he is or is not following) is judging (ye are as “gods”…judges) his brother and is not a doer of the law (the law/commandment of Christ: have love for one another).
There is only One Lawgiver who commanded us to have love for one another. There is only One Lawgiver and One Judge who is able to save and to destroy. Who are we to judge another?
James 4:10-12 KJV *(10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up. (11) Speak not evil one of another,
brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his
brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou
judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art
thou that judgest another?*
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