Monday, January 9, 2017

Lake of Fire

Bro Ron, will you share your thoughts/understanding as to where the lake of fire is/will be located? 

When thinking about your great question, and meditating on the verses, my first thought is that the lake of fire and brimstone is located in the new Jerusalem, up in the third heaven.

Both the Beast (Antichrist), and the false Prophet (maybe the Roman Catholic Pope?) will be cast into it at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with the new Jerusalem at his second coming to the earth in Prophecy to set up his kingdom!

Secondly, although the bible refers to it as the “lake of fire,” the full name of it is the “lake which burneth with fire and brimstone” (aka sulfur) [Revelation 21:8 KJB].

Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (At the second coming of Christ to the earth.)

Revelation 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

More proof that the lake of fire and brimstone is above in the third heaven, is that there are verses in the Old Testament that testify to that fact. Notice that God “rained” (rain comes from above, so it is not on the earth today).

Genesis 19:24
Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain (again, rain comes from abovesnares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Luke 17:29
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

So, although hell (the place of the departed lost/unsaved dead) is in the earth, the location of the lake of fire (and brimstone) is in the third heaven in the new Jerusalem. It has been raining down from heaven in time past, and it will come down from heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ at his second coming.

Hopefully this helps!

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