luke 16



Luke 21 - The Gulf In Heaven - Where Are the Dead?
 
5th Seal = Where Are The Dead?
 
Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
  • Ecclesiastes 12:6 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
  • Fifth Seal open, Notice, the souls are under the altar, not in the ground
  • As the eulogies say in a the ground in a burial service
  • The soul goes back to God, from whence it came
  • They are saying... how long Lord?
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
  • Notice, the souls are under the altar, not in the ground.
  • Your soul goes back to God, from whence they came.
  • The phrase, "avenge our blood on them on earth", proves that they had been in this world and were offended by the children of Satan.
  • Souls that were killed by Satan Children's - John was beheaded...etc..
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
  • Fifth Seal open to them on earth = The Father is saying here that, Mark 13:9, This Must come to pass before He avenges their blood. This is to say that the elect, Will be delivered up for refusing to accept the false christ. The Lord will speak through you and the truth will go out to the entire world, It is your destiny.
  • His word, the truth is the two-edged sword; the very voice of God will speak through you.
  • He will be using His elect as a tool to speak through them. His word, the truth is the two-edged sword; The elect will be part of the sword.
  • Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
    4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance
  • Luke 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
Luke 16:1  And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
  • Parable of the rich man and poor man
  • If God gives you a gift use it
2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
  • He's saying, open up these books, I want to see if you been dishonest.
  • We're all servants and all will be judge for what you have done.
3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
  • The steward not going to dig holes or beg.
4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
  • If you're going to be crooked, know what house you're dealing for.
5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
  • He cut it in half... he dishonest
  • What kind of mind does he have?
7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
  • He's saying do this right away, he cutting deals; this is example of wisdom of this world.
  • The unjust think it's okay to rip off someone
  • Fourscore = 80
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
  • What kind of wisdom is He talking about?
  • They are wiser to do evil of this world, this wisdom is of Satan
  • It's good to know street smarts, but don't take any part of it.
  • The unjust are dishonest; they won't do anything right in this world.
  • Do you think God's going to give them truth or money, etc..
9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
  • God's not going to give you any blessing.
  • Work for what you need, and God will bless you
  • It's not good to rip off people.
  • The unjust looks for someone to rip off, they like it.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
  • Crooked is crooked - Dishonest person only care about himself, also in spiritually things
  • Honest is honest, these will help someone when they can
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
  • True riches = Knowledge and Wisdom of God's word
  • You have to work for what you need, to keep your job or studying God's word
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
  • God will only give you what you can take care of.
  • Because someone will come and rip you off.
  • Because, You won't have any knowledge
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
  • You cannot serve God and be unjust or crooked
  • There nothing wrong with being rich, if you're working and doing things right, being honestly.
  • If you are crooked and rip off people, your're not going to have any blessing.
14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
  • They loved their money, that's what they live for.
  • Watch the media of today and kenites.
  • 2 Tim 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
  • 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
  • Derided = they mock the Christians = they turn up their nose = they think they're better = saying look what I have = they have no time for God = they live as the world
  • We see allot of this ... watch the media ... they turn right into wrong and wrong into right.
  • Most media think they are gods, it's their way to attack the Christians ... they're followers of Satan, saying you're a hater... if you don't ... do as they say. (Revelation 13 = false lion)
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
  • Self-righteous people, which will lie to get ahead
  • When people rip people off, do you think the Lord is going to bless this person?
  • If you're working on a job, and if you think you come to work just to be there and never do your job, this is dishonest, this is unjust.
16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one title of the law to fail.
  • There will always be law, God said, If ye love Me, keep my commandments.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
  • Deut 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.
  • Deut 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
  • Salvation sets us free, through repentances
  • Christ is able to forgive sin.
  • Adultery is not the unforgivable sin
  • The woman at the well (John 4)
  • The scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery (John 8)
  • They didn't bring the man
  • Jesus said, Woman where is your accusers (John 8)
  • Jesus forgave the woman, but man will not.
  • Man thinks, the man done nothing wrong.
  • Satan's fall was = because he wanted to be God (Ezekiel 28)
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
  • Parable of the rich man and the beggar named Lazarus
  • The rich man had it made; this man has more than he knew what to do with.
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
  • Certain beggar named Lazarus, Which was laid at his gate, full of sores
  • Laid = cast down
  • Sores = ulcer
  • He was cast down at the gate, full of sores begging for food
  • He was asking for food from the rich man.
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
  • Desiring = eagerly desiring; but in vain as in would fain
  • With = from
  • Moreover = but (instead of find food)
  • Sores = ulcer
  • The poor man had ulcers about to fain, He was cast down at the gate, begging for food
  • This man has more than he needed, but wouldn't help the sick man.
  • He is saying, the dogs were willing to help the man, this is showing the dogs had more compassion than the rich man.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
  • The beggar died and was carried by the angels, Into Abraham's bosom
  • He's in heaven with the Lord.
  • He was raising and changed into his own spiritual body, and he is resurrected to Immortality (deathlessness soul), means alive with the Lord.
  • Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
    11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
  • The rich man also died and was buried.
  • He was raising and changed into his own spiritual body, but he still has his mortal soul = liable to die soul.
  • He's on the left side of the gulf in heaven with the unbelievers.
  • Hell = "Hades" or the place (state) of departed souls: grave, hell = holding place until the millennium.
  • Why is he on the left side of heaven? 
  • It's not because he's rich.
  • It's because of his works, and he did not have compassion, he didn't care about anyone, but himself.
  • He had more then what he needed, but he would not even give the poor man crumbs.
  • Many people would said, it's because he's rich.
  • If you work and earn your money the honest way, there's nothing wrong with having money.
  • Many people are rich, thy have compassion, they help the poor, support their community and feed the poor.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
    10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
  • What did Jesus said, all appear before the judgment seat of Christ =  whether it is good or bad.
  • Did it say, Money or works?
  • Verse 10, every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
  • Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
    13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
  • What is God teaching?
  • Where are the dead?
  • They're in heaven.
  • The gulf  = holding place until the millennium
  • Hell = "Hades" or the place (state) of departed souls: grave, hell.
  • John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • Resting Places = the gulf is the holding place until after the millennium.
  • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
  • 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
  • 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
  • What did Jesus said = all appear before the judgment seat of Christ = whether it be good or bad. Where was the rich man?
  • He knows he's on the wrong side of heaven.
  • He sees Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
  • What is this torment?
  • He's ashamed, embarrassed by feeling of guilt, he knows he has done wrong
  • He's on the left side of heaven, he knows he still has his mortal soul, liable to die soul
  • He has to watch the beggar Lazarus in comforted every day.
  • He being rich could have what he wanted - now he is judged by God
  • He has to wait until the millennium (1000 years) to be taught
  • After the millennium he will be judged again.
  • Revelation 20 and Ezekiel 44  the millennium
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • They Will be taught the true word of God in the millennium - 1000 years with the Lord
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
  • Tormented = distressed
  • May dip the tip of his finger in water = The Living water
  • He has to wait unto the millennium, he will be taught God's word, and he will be judged after the millennium again. (Revelation 20)
  • There is no life without God.
  • Eccl 9:3 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they anymore a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
  • Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
  • Water = Living Water
  • Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
  • Revelation 22:2 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
    2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
  • Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
  • Luke 23:31 We know that, Christ is the tree. Because only Gods gives life.
  • The fruit are for the enjoyment of Israel who dwell within the new city.
  • The leaves are for the healing of the nations both in and out of the city.
  • Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
  • We know that sickness was done away with in Revelation 21:4
  • So, here we see a divine provision for preserving joy and fulfillment
  • Which is never boring or even coming near boredom throughout all eternity
  • Flame = ashamed, embarrassed by feeling of guilt, he knows he has done wrong
  • You can see in heaven, money won't get you anything
  • Hell does not come into fact, until after the millennium
  • Gulf = Holding place until the millennium
  • 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.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
  • Abraham said, Son remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things
  • lifetime = life
  • As being the opposite of death.
  • He can see the poor man, but he cannot pass.
  • This is distressed to see the poor man in comforted and he knows he still has a liable to die soul; he has to watch this every day, until the millennium.
  • The reason for the distressed will be tension, anxiety, worry, he going have wait until the millennium, and be taught another 1000 years, before he is judge again.
  • The people who don't have the knowledge and truth, which act as a buffer to the worldly problems, are going to get ulcers.
  • Revelation 20 Then he will be taught God's word, and tested again after the 1000 years.
  • Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
    2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
    3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
  • Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: Neither can they pass from one side to another.
  • John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
  • Now he has compassion, he's in his spiritual body. But, It's too late.
  • Now he wants to teach the word of God, he wants to help his family.
  • It's too late, he has to wait in torment until the millennium
  • He can see the other side of Heaven, everyone happy; these are with the Lord with "Resurrection, Immortality (deathlessness) soul, alive with Christ "means an instant change into the eternal spiritual state. 
  • He still has a mortal soul, liable to die soul.
  • Torment = he still has his mortal soul = he gets to watch the beggar in paradise every day, now this is torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
  • They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
  • He is saying ...  they have the Bible
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
  • Christ came back from the dead and they didn't believe Him
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
  • He said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, Neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
  • People want to live by the ways of this world
  • They don't care about God
 
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