Saturday, January 10, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“What do we know about the bottomless pit?...”
Hernandez/ Rio de Janeriro, Brazil (South America)
The Bottomless Pit:
Revelation 20:1-3 KJV (Second Coming of Christ, Satan bound 1,000 years.)
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless* pit* and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
* Bottomless-Greek: Abussos (Ab-us-sos): Depthless, i.e. (infernal) “abyss”: -deep, (bottomless) pit.
*Pit-Greek: Phrear (Fre-ar): A hole, an abyss (as a prison) pit.
Revelation 9:1-11 KJV
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Abaddon: Hebrew-Destruction, i.e. destroyer. The king and angel (or messenger) of the abyss.
Apollyon: Greek-Destruction, destroyer.
Revelation 11:7 KJV (The two witnesses.)
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Revelation 17:8 KJV
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
The abyss, the lowest part of hell, innermost prison.
Matthew 25:41 KJV
Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Though satan will be cast into the bottomless pit, it does not sound as though he will be alone, for countless hoards of locusts, demonic spirits will be there with him as well (Revelation 9:3 KJV).
Satan is called Baal-zebub: Baal (lord) of the fly. (II Kings 1:2, 3, 16).
II Peter 2:4 KJV
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell*, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
*Hell-Greek: Tartaroo/ Tartaros (Tar-taro-o): The deepest abyss of Hades.: to incarcerate in eternal torment: cast down to hell.
Jude 6,13 KJV
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness* unto the judgment of the great day.
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness* for ever.
*Darkness-Greek: Zophos (Dzof-os): Gloom (as shrouding like a cloud), blackness, darkness, mist.
*Darkness-Greek: Skotos (Skot-os): Obscurity, darkness.
Is there a place even worse than hell and the bottomless pit?
Revelation 20:14 KJV
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Dear friend, it is not God's intention, that you die and go to a devil's hell!
Acts 2:21 KJV
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.
John 3:14-18 KJV
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must The Son Of Man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of The Only Begotten Son Of God.