In a sense, yes …as both the death and the Hades are together cast into the lake of fire. They are then both called the “second death” as these two conditions are together and is the final Judgment upon the wicked.
“Hades” = “unseen” ….or not knowing.
The wicked shall not understand in the Day of Judgment as Hades is also cast into the lake of fire.
The wicked will not know the reason for their “torment” as their own tongues shall set their lives on the fire of “hell” (Gehenna) in the final Judgment upon them. Their own evil speaking shall cause themselves troubles….and they will not understand why.
Revelation 20:14-15 KJV (14) And death and hell were cast into the
lake of fire. This is the second death.
We read that those who are not found written in the book of life are also cast into the lake of fire. These are the wicked…the unbelievers. The wicked shall not understand as Hades (the unseen…the not knowing why) is cast into the lake of fire in the final Judgment upon them.
Even though they may profess faith, they do not show it through their works as the Scriptures are opened up (the books are opened) to their hearing ears by our Lord Jesus Christ. They will not believe in what they hear and will reveal the evil that is within their own hearts by the evil that they will speak openly towards the hearing of His voice that opens up the Scriptures.
Faith without good works is dead. Their works shall be manifest as evil instead of good towards the opening up of the books (the Scriptures). Good works manifests our faith. Faith is active. It is doing what we profess.
The unbelievers shall die in their own evil speaking and their own tongues will bring themselves torment…and not know why (Hades = not knowing).
(15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire.
The wicked shall not understand as Hades (not knowing) is also cast into the lake of fire (the final judgment upon the wicked). NONE of the wicked shall understand in the Day of Judgment.
Daniel 12:10 KJV (10) Many shall be purified, and made white, and
tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall
understand; but the wise shall understand.
When one is cast into the “lake of fire”, this is the judgment that is final upon those who do not believe.
It is a final judgment until one dies from this earth as Jesus told those who were rejecting Him in John 8 that they should die in their sins…their evil speaking (sins) which would give them torment as the tongue is a fire that sets oneself on fire of “hell” or Gehenna.
Gehenna is the “second death” and is the final Judgment upon those who will continue to sin (speak evil) towards the hearing of the Word of Truth.
We shall not be harmed by their speaking evil towards us by not returning evil for their evil. The “second death” shall not harm us as we must keep the sacrifice of our Lord (the Lamb) in the presence of the divine final Judgment of God upon them for their evil speaking.
There will be no other remedy. There will be no mercy as both death and hades are cast into the lake of fire where there will be torment “for ever and ever” (that is, no more remedy for willful sins until one dies from this earth).
The wicked shall die in their sins which will bring them torment in their lives….and not know why (Hades = unseen = not knowing). The wicked shall not understand.
John 8:23-24 KJV (23) And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I
am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. (24) I
said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye
believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
Jesus asked them how could they then escape the judgment of “hell”…that is, Gehenna? It is a final judgment then. It is one without mercy and cannot be escaped except for our own death from this earth.
Matthew 23:33 KJV (33) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can
ye escape the damnation of hell?
He called them a “generation of vipers” as they could not speak anything good (continuing to sin) towards Him. Everything that they said was evil always towards Him.
Matthew 12:33-37 KJV (33) Either make the tree good, and his fruit
good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the
tree is known by his fruit. (34) O generation of vipers, how can ye,
being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaketh. (35) A good man out of the good treasure of the
heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil
treasure bringeth forth evil things.
And for these things In the Day of Judgment, every idle word that men shall speak will be accounted for as by our words shall we be justified and by our words shall we be condemned.
(36) But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (37) For by
thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
If we sin willfully AFTER we have received the full knowledge (epignosis) of the Truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins. The sacrifice of Jesus will not atone for the continued willful sins after being warned to keep His sacrifice.
One may willfully speak evil towards the hearing of this full knowledge as the Scriptures are being opened up to their hearing ears but then will not be able to escape the final judgment of Gehenna (the fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries). There is a point of no return as one will then be cast into the lake of fire…the “second death”.
Hebrews 10:26-30 KJV (26) For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
for sins, (27) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
This will be the final Judgment upon them and it will be “without mercy”.
(28) He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses: (29) Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall
he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and
hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified,
an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (30)
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will
recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his
It is a final condition of raging with the tongue and the judgment of every evil word that will come out of the mouth. The gnashing of teeth…the wrathful evil speaking against the Word of Truth and evil speaking against those who will speak it.... will bring weeping in one’s life and there will be no remedy until one dies from this earth.
We must hear Him and "give diligence" lest He drags us to the Judge (God) who will then deliver to the "officer" (meaning to habitually practice) who then cast us into prison until we have paid the last mite (death). We are to take heed on how we hear lest we be judged by Him. The "officer" is the continually practicing of evil speaking of which we shall not depart from until we die from this earth. There will be no more sacrifice for willful, continual evil speaking which will then bring us torment upon ourselves.
Luke 12:57-59 KJV (57) Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not
what is right? (58) When thou goest with thine adversary to the
magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be
delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge
deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
(59) I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid
the very last mite.
Hades is also cast into the lake of fire as there will be no understanding ….the wicked shall not understand.
Matthew 13:49-50 KJV (49) So shall it be at the end of the world: the
angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
(50) And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Their “worm” (inconsiderate, continual blurting of evil) shall not die neither shall their fire be quenched. Their own tongues (unceasing evil speaking) shall bring themselves torment for every idle word shall be judged in the Day of Judgment…and this Judgment upon the wicked will be in this earth as “all flesh” shall see it.
Isaiah 66:24 KJV (24) And they shall go forth, and look upon the
carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm
shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be
an abhorring unto all flesh.
Yet, if we believe, Jesus has the keys of “hell” (Hades = unseen) and of the death.
He comes to give us an understanding which severs the wicked from the just as some will not believe and others will believe in what He says.
Out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword… and His words will sever the wicked from the just. His opening up of the Scriptures will separate the unbelievers from the believers.
Revelation 1:16-18 KJV (16) And he had in his right hand seven stars:
and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance
was as the sun shineth in his strength.
When we “see” Him, we also must humble ourselves as John did as he fell at His feet as “dead”. We must die to sin...dying to evil speaking...and humble ourselves.
(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
He that lives became dead and is living now for evermore.
We also are to continually die to sin (to “become dead” to the sin…keeping His daily sacrifice in our mortal bodies),then we shall also continue to live His eternal as He lives “for evermore”.
We must die to sin when we hear His voice as He opens up the Scriptures to our understanding which will sever the wicked from the just.
This is the key of the death…to keep His daily sacrifice (to become “dead” to sin) by always dying to sin so that we might live His eternal life and not die (“Behold, I am alive for evermore”).
Revelation (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.
The key to death: If we are planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection. we must die to sin so that we live His eternal life in this earth. We must put sin to death in our own lives....no longer serving the sin.
Romans 6:5-6 KJV (5) For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
resurrection: (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.
If we are dead unto the sin, we shall also live His eternal life in this earth.
Romans 6:11 KJV (11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead
indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus has the keys of Hades and of the death. His knowledge is the key to getting out of “Hades”…the unseen or the not knowing…the lack of understanding. There is currently no knowledge of God as all have turned away.
He comes to give us an understanding so that we might know Him who is true. We then depart from the sin and Hades…the not knowing. We then show we know the true God by that understanding that Jesus gives us . This is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20 KJV (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and
hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and
we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the
true God, and eternal life.
Yet, many who are preaching the doctrines and commandments of men (their laws of man for us to keep) are actively taking away the key of knowledge so that we might have His knowledge.
Those who are preaching the commandments of man do not themselves enter in to understand the Scriptures (that make us wise unto salvation) nor those they are preventing from entering in. We are in the "graves" then.
Luke 11:52 KJV (52) Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the
key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were
entering in ye hindered.
His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (the “Hades” = “unseen”…or the lack of knowledge) . His knowledge is not being preached by those leaders who have rejected knowledge. They are not preaching it to their congregations who are perishing because of a lack of knowledge. The shepherds are not feeding the flock...His people.
Hosea 4:6 KJV (6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that
thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of
thy God, I will also forget thy children.
The “dead” in sins and trespasses have no knowledge. But He comes to give us His knowledge and those who will hear His voice shall live.
Ephesians 2:1-2 KJV (1) And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins; (2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to
the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the
air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
He has the keys of Hades (not knowing) and death. The “dead” in sins and trespasses shall hear the voice of the Son of God who comes to give us an understanding and they that hear His word and believe on Him that sent Him shall live. They shall depart from the "graves"...places where no knowledge of God is being heard.
Those who will do good shall stand up to life while those who will do evil towards the hearing of His voice shall stand up to condemnation.
John 5:24-29 KJV (24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth
my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
(25) Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is,
when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that
hear shall live. (26) For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath
he given to the Son to have life in himself; (27) And hath given him
authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. (28)
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice, (29) And shall come forth; they
that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have
done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Again, The “dead” are the “dead in sins” as our mortal bodies are good as dead when we “live” in the sin...the judging of others...the evil speaking of others.
Ephesians 2:4-6 KJV (4) But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great
love wherewith he loved us, (5) Even when we were dead in sins, hath
quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (6) And
hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus: