Topic: Into Hell [Saturday, 15th April 2017]
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4:9
And He – Jesus – on the cross, said It is finished. And then died. Jesus died a sinner. And there is only one place a sinner will go after he answers the call of death, HELL! Referred to “the lower parts of the earth,” Christ went in, bound and led by the demons of Satan. He was condemned to eternal prison, or so they thought. But He went there as part of the eternal plan of God. God had other ideas why He allowed Satan take Jesus to hell. Hell had something that He needed to take. So, even if He appeared defeated to Satan’s demons, He was strong.
One thing you should know, Jesus Christ went to hell so that you and I will never perceive the smell from the flame. Jesus died a sinner and then went to hell, so that we won’t die as sinners and go to hell. Hell was not made for you, and as long as you’ve believed and accepted Jesus as Lord and remain in Him, you are not a candidate of hell. That’s one of the reasons Jesus went to hell.
Another reason he went to hell was to preach the gospel of the kingdom to those who died without hearing it. 1 Peter 3:19 says, “by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” This is very key because the Lord never wanted anyone born into this world not to hear the gospel of the kingdom preached. Hell was all part of God’s eternal plan for salvation. But blessed be God, we will miss the opportunity to go to hell, and beloved it is good missing. We are glad that we will miss hell, because Jesus have already went to hell on our behalf.
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Jesus for going to hell for me. I am so elated that I am going to miss hell, all because You went there for me. Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.