Monday, January 6, 2014


The word hell in the Old Testament appears in 31 verses and is derived from the Hebrew word sheol. It is translated as grave, hell or pit throughout these verses. It means - Hades or the world of the dead. Where will you find millions of dead people assembled together in a world all their own ? In graveyards. The grave is the world of the dead. It is not a world of just bad people who are dead. It is not a world of simply good people who are dead. The grave is the world of all dead human beings. Hence, the word hell in the Old Testament means the grave.

Sometimes the word grave is referred to as the “pit”. In Isaiah 14:12-14, the Bible reveals why Lucifer fell from heaven and in Isaiah 14:15, we find out what will ultimately happen to him.

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:15)

Contrary to popular belief, Lucifer (or the devil as he is also known) will not be in charge of hell. He will not even hold one pitchfork. Apparently, Lucifer, himself, will be brought down to the “sides of the pit” or hell as it called. What is really meant by "the sides of the pit" ? The Bible further explains itself...

(Ezekiel 32:22) Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:

(Ezekiel 32:23) - Whose GRAVES ARE SET IN THE SIDES OF THE PIT, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

Graves are usually set in the sides of a pit so it is easy to see why graves and pit are used to mean the same thing. In the Old Testament, hell or the pit is the same thing as the grave and this is where Lucifer will be brought down to.  

The devil will not be in charge of anything; not hell, not the pit and not the grave. The grave is his final destiny; someday he too, will be among the dead.

Would you like to know more ? 
Stay tuned for the next post in this series about Hell. 

If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly...please in the name of Jesus awake and stay alert if you are awake.

Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

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