Understanding Why God Destroyed Mankind with the Flood

Hard Truths from the Word of God By Apostle Ricardo Butler
Hard Truths from the Word of God By Apostle Ricardo Butler

By Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler

 

 

LET ME TELL YOU A STORY …

 

I recently had a conversation on Facebook with an old friend from back in my US Army days (I served in 1998-2001). We found each other on Facebook a few years ago, and ever since he knows that I follow God now he’s been attacking God and myself ever since.

 

I’ve tried to humble speak to him and minister to him, but he just curses and doesn’t want to hear it. It turns out he is a hardcore atheist. But during our last conversation it came out of him of why he is so bitter towards God, Christianity, and actually all religions.

In short he basically believes that that white people have created the idea of the Christian God and used Him and His teaching as a means to enslave black people during the slavery days. He also believes that there is no God who could allow so much evil in the world and that He would let white cops get off for the murder of so many black males. He just doesn’t believe that there is a God because God doesn’t help protect him and his son from white police officers today and believes white cops are just a new form of white slavery to cause fear upon black people.

 

I get this every time from the atheist. The summary of all of their concerns are in short: “Why does a loving and good God allow so much death, injustice, hatred, and evil to go on in the world?” This is basically the sum total of all of the conversations I have with pure atheists.

 

 

SO WHAT’S WRONG …?

 

Even Christians have a hard time understanding and even explaining why God allows so much evil in this world.

What I want to share with you today are 6 dilemmas that we must come to grips with why God destroyed mankind with the flood. And then maybe we might get a little bit of understanding of why God allows evil in the world today and doesn’t destroy all the evil and evil people out their in our time.

 

 

[1] They Multiplied but They weren’t Fruitful

 

Verse 1 in the 6th chapter of Genesis says,

 

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.”

 

The first reason we must understand as to why God destroyed mankind in the flood is that they multiplied but it doesn’t say they were fruitful. God created mankind to be fruitful AND THEN multiply.

 

This also means they did not replenish, subdue, or have Kingdom dominion over all the earth as the spread heaven upon earth as it is in heaven. They fail in their original mandate and purpose.

And for this reason God decided to destroy mankind.

 

 

[2] Fallen Angels Possessed Man and Married Human Women

 

Verse 2 says,

 

“That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

 

A lot of preachers do not believe that the term “sons of God” references fallen angels or demons.

 

Understand normal grammar and sentence structure. There are THREE PRONOUNS listed in this verse.

 

  1. sons of God
  2. men (as in daughters OF MEN)
  3. daughters/wives

 

The sons of God are one group, the men who had daughters is another group, and the daughters who would be wives is a third group.

 

Some say that the sons of God are men. If that were so then this verse would not distinguish between sons of God and men who had daughters.

 

The book of Job tells us who these sons of God are:

 

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.” (Job 1:6, 2:1).

 

This verse shows that these sons of God are angelic beings. But this verse doesn’t say whether the sons of God are ANGELS or DEMONS. I believe they are both. In another verse in Job it says this about the sons of God:

 

“Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:6-7).

 

On this verse God is rebuking Job speaking of when He created the heavens and earth backing Genesis 1:1. When God said, “Let there be light!” the “morning stars” who are also “the sons of God” sang together and shouted for joy because the foundation of the earth was laid! They were worshipping through music during creation.

Angels are also called stars.

 

“The seven stars are the angels …” (Revelation 1:20).

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon [speaking of satan], having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars [speaking of angels] of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” (Revelation 12:3-4).

 

These third part of the stars or angels are the fallen angels who are called demons/devils by Jesus throughout His ministry. They fell to the earth because these angels,

 

“… which kept not their first estate [Gk: ‘position, principality, post’], but left their own habitation [dwelling place].” (Jude 1:6).

 

Within God’s order all of the angelic beings have a role and an order for where they were to keep and hold their position in God’s Kingdom. Somewhere after creation and before or after Adam and Eve’s sin satan led a third of the angels from their first role and position as principalities in the heavenly places and came down to earth. They saw the daughters of mankind and possessed men (I will cover when this possession happened later in this message) to take unto themselves wives for this unholy union before God.

 

In 1st Kings 22 it says,

 

“And he said, Hear thou therefore the Word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and ALL THE HOST OF HEAVEN standing by Him [by God] on his right hand [where Christ sits and the GOOD ANGELS stand] AND ON HIS LEFT [where Satan and the THIRD OF FALLEN ANGELS—the same angels who had to present themselves at the throne in Job]. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit [a lying spirit], and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith [How, with what]? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a LYING spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He [the Lord] said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and DO SO [DO WHAT? OF COURSE LIE!!!]. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.” (vv. 19-23).

 

This is also recorded in Chronicles saying,

 

“Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I [THE LYING SPIRIT SENT FROM THE LORD] will entice him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go out, and by a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, You shall entice him, and you shall also prevail: go out, and DO EVEN SO [LIE]. Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all His prophets, and the Lord has spoken evil against you” (2nd Chronicles 18:21-22).

 

Pay attention now. On God’s right hand sits Christ and the angels of the Lord stand on the right side of God’s throne. Also, when God calls all the angels to present themselves along with satan the spiritual serpent and great dragon (because he is NO angel) on the LEFT HAND of God’s throne. These third of angels on the left hand of God’s throne are also called the sons of God who are falling morning stars also known as demons/devils, evil, and unclean spirits.

 

Spiritual beings cannot have sex with or give birth to human beings. So they have had to possess men to do so as we shall soon see,

 

And again, because of this unholy and abominable union between demon possessed men and the daughters of men God decided to destroy mankind with the flood.

 

 

[3] God’s Spirit Will Not Strive and Remain with Mankind

 

Verse 3 says,

 

“And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

 

This is a very important verse in this whole message! There are so many hidden truths in this text then meets the eye!

 

First, let’s understand that the Hebrew word for “strive” can also be translated as, “contend, plead, plead the cause, strive; remain in.” I will explain this is a minute.

 

Second, the Hebrew word here is a mistranslation. The word “flesh” should be translated, “sinful:–deceived, err, go astray, sin ignorantly” as newer translations have corrected.

 

Young’s Literal says,

 

“‘My Spirit doth not strive in man — to the age; in their erring they are flesh.’”

 

The Amplified Bible says,

 

“My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt—given over to sensual appetites].”

 

The NIV and the Message both basically say, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal [subject to death] and “I’m not going to breathe life into men and women endlessly. Eventually they’re going to die” all from Adam’s sin in the Garden that God promised they would die if they ate from that tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

 

During this time, Jesus had not died on the cross, therefore the sending of the holy Spirit of the Father was not sent to reside permanently in men sealing them until the day of redemption. So God put a time limit on human life to eventually only reach of phase out at 120. Sure, some still lived almost to 900+ years, but eventually God would withdraw this blessing. Not many today make it even pass 70 or 80 says Psalms 90:10.

 

It was because of our sinful and corrupt nature erring and giving over to sensual beastly level appetites we strayed and therefore God could not remain and we would eventually die.

 

This is another reason why God decided to destroy mankind with the flood.

 

 

[4] There were Giants?

 

Verse 4 says,

 

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

 

There were giants that were also called “mighty men.” This verse has two more mistranslations. The Hebrew word for “giant” here can also be translated, “a bully or tyrant.” Mighty men in here can also be translated “powerful; warrior, tyrant:–giant.” Now we know that the giants and the mighty men are speaking of the same group, it also says that they were “of old, men of renown.” What does that even mean?

 

Actually, in the Hebrew the idea is that these tyrannical men have been around from “the beginning of the world” or from the beginning of creation. Who else have we learned was at the beginning of creation? The morning stars also called the sons of God. These giants or mighty men are the demon possessed men. They are superhuman beings in satan’s chain of command. They bore children with the daughters of men who became their wives. Their children also have become men of renown, which also in the Hebrew means, “infamous.”

 

So these demonic possessed men who were tyrants, bullies, and infamous giants gave birth and reproduced (or multiplied according to verse 1) after their kind or seeds (children) who were the same as themselves. These sons of God were no longer true sons of God. They were children of demons and devils.

 

And for this reason God decided to destroy mankind with the flood.

 

 

[5] Mankind’s Wickedness was GREAT!

 

Verse 5 says,

 

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

 

Mankind’s wickedness was so great that it was affecting “every imagination of the thoughts.” In the Hebrew, “thoughts” here mean, “evil plots” of the heart, which means in Hebrew, “hard heart.” They were pure reprobates as Apostle Paul would have called them (see 2nd Corinthians 13:5-7). Reprobates means, “unapproved, rejected; worthless (literally or morally):–castaway, rejected, reprobate.” The idea is that they completely failed in the faith and in anything concerning the ways of God. And because of that every carnal imagination of the evil plots of humanities’ hard hearts was continually evil. They were far passed gone.

 

And for this reason God decided to destroy mankind with the flood.

 

 

[6] Mankind’s Ways Grieved God’s Heart

 

Verse 6 says,

 

And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

 

This also is a HUGE mistranslation and has caused great confusion among the community of believers! It says “it repented the Lord” but “repent” means to “change your mind.” But WE KNOW that God doesn’t change His mind.

 

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).

 

Here we are told that God changes His mind [repents], but are also told that God is not a man who repents or changes His mind. The answers are all the same. Where it appears to many that God felt sorry for ever having created mankind, He is in reality doing only that which He had determined to do from the beginning. It is only from man’s perspective that God repented or changed His mind. God always knows the “end from the beginning,” and therefore is never surprised or never thwarted or frustrated requiring a change in course or a change of plans.

 

The Amplified Bible has a footnote that says,

 

The expressions of regret and grief seen here do not mean that God acknowledged the creation of man as a mistake on His part. God is omniscient, knowing all things (Ps 139:16) and He knew that mankind would come into sin and wickedness. God grieved over the sin of man because it was appropriate for Him to do so.

 

The proper translation in the Hebrew for “repented” here is, “to sigh, breathe strongly; to be sorry, (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself):–comfort, comfort self, ease one’s self, repent, repenter, repenting, repent self.” It simple means, “to grieve”! This is why the holy Spirit would not contend, strive, or remain with man in this era before Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

 

The MLB translates this verse as,

 

“Then it was grief to the Lord ever having made man on the earth; He felt grieved at heart.”

 

Even the word “man” has clouded our understanding in the KJV. The Hebrew defines “man” as, “man of low degree.” The idea is that man was created in a low degree or from the dirt or of horrible building material that is corruptible instead of being created with heavenly, spiritual, or Kingdom materials.

 

And the only reason these sins could come out of man’s heart is because THEY WERE ALREADY IN THERE FROM THE BEGINNING.

 

“For the creature [Adam and Eve, all creation] was MADE subject to VANITY NOT WILLINGLY, but by reason of Him [that’s God] Who HATH SUBJECTED the same [Adam and Eve, all creation] in hope. Because the creature [Adam and Eve, all creation] itself also shall be delivered from the BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the WHOLE CREATION groans and travails IN PAIN until NOW.” (Romans 8:20-22)!

 

Will we deny our own eyes and the Scriptures we have just read?

 

So, do the Scriptures really teach what the world has been taught—that mankind was made into the perfect spiritual “image of God?” Get real.

 

The good news is that all of our suffering is for a grand purpose and will ultimately bring huge rewards. Just two verses before, Paul tells us how God subjected the whole creation to these many evils and he gives us this comforting thought:

 

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [’groaning and travailing in pain together until now’ Ver 22] are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY which shall be revealed [by the Revelation of Jesus Christ] IN US [‘To (‘God’s holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit’ Eph 3:5 & God’s saint) ‘Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to HIS SAINTS: whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery (also made known) among the Gentiles (but the nonbelievers or Gentiles don’t understand this truth that’s why it’s still a ‘mystery’ to them even though it’s been made known to them); which is CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.’ (Col. 1:26-27)].” (Romans 8:18).

 

Few indeed have ever stopped long enough to consider that just maybe God intended for the world to be in the hellish mess that we find it. Not for all eternity, but for the present, for a period of time, for a great purpose. It just seems so wrong to atheists and even Christians the thought to believe that God would have purposed such an evil and unhappy world. But look at the alternative. Are we to believe that God tried (albeit unsuccessfully) to make a good creation, but was unaware of its potential to run amok? And ever since, God must therefore either lack the love for humanity to straighten it out, or He lacks the power and ability. But either way it disowns God’s sovereignty and presents us with a God Who either CANNOT or WILL NOT STOP THE INSANITY! They would have us believe that God’s solution to rid the world of sin and evil is to torture most of humanity in fire for all eternity.

 

The whole idea is blasphemous. If a carnal-minded human can take responsibility for an invention that malfunctions, I submit, that God is bigger and more responsible than puny man. Be it known to all that God takes full responsibility for His creation, and absolutely nothing in His creation is malfunctioning. Here’s the proof: If a thousand Christians were given the assignment to write an essay describing the world as it was after God completed it, but before man sinned, I am positive that we would get one thousand essays describing the unbelievable beauty, harmony, and perfection of all creation including man and beast. However, would such essays be based on the Scriptures? Let’s look at a little understood Scripture.

 

Here is how GOD says He created Adam and Eve and thus all mankind:

 

“For the creature [Gk: ‘and/or creation itself”] was made [put under, subordinate to, to obey] subject to vanity [King James Margin and Gk: ‘futility’], not willingly, but by reason of Him [God] Who has subjected [Gk: ‘subjects’—aorist tense—subjecting is still going on] the same in hope.” (Romans 8:20).

 

Pay close attention to the words that God inspired:

 

  • “WAS MADE”—This is an ACT or CAUSE of God: Not of man’s will.
  • “SUBJECT TO VANITY”—CAUSED by God: Not man’s choice.
  • “NOT WILLINGLY”—According to God’s will: Not man’s will.
  • “BY REASON OF HIM”—By reason of GOD: Not by reason of man.
  • “WHO HAS SUBJECTED”—Subjected by GOD: Not chosen by man.

 

In Dante’s inferno, “all hope is gone…,” but in God’s realm He subjects the entire creation “… in HOPE.”

 

Wow! Did you know that that Scripture is in the Bible? Have you ever meditated at length on its meaning? This one Scripture does much damage to Christian doctrine/theology. From a strictly carnal-minded approach, this Scripture is devastating.

 

God willfully, wantingly, knowingly, purposely, and wisely, created mankind “subject to vanity,” subject to failure, but beyond the failure, God also subjects the same in “hope.” Once again, contrary to all orthodox doctrine, there is hope for all of God’s carnal-minded, God-hating people on planet Earth. God Himself says so, in the same breath: “because the creature itself [the same creation that God subjects to vanity, futility, failure, and carnal-minded hatred against God] also shall be [ah, did you catch that? ‘shall be’], delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom. 8:21). Do you believe the Scriptures? Really—what about these next few?

 

Notice verse 21:

 

“Because the creature [Gk: ‘creation’] itself also shall be delivered from THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

 

Man was never “immortal,” neither was he “incorruptible.” Not before Adam and Eve sinned, nor after. This is why Paul tells us that,

 

“For this CORRUPTIBLE must put on incorruption, and this MORTAL must put on immortality.” (1st Corinthians 15:53).

 

This is not speaking of something that happened later in the history of the human race. No, this goes back to the very CREATION of all things. It is GOD Who does the CREATING and it is GOD Who does the SUBJECTING, and man’s will has absolutely NOTHING to do WITH IT, or ABOUT IT!

 

Verse 22:

 

“For we know that the WHOLE CREATION groans and travails IN PAIN until NOW.”

 

Let’s see what these words entail from Strong’s GREEK DICTIONARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT:

 

  • VANITY: empty, profitless, vain, transientness [temporary], depravity [wickedness].
  • BONDAGE: slavery, subjection, subserviency.
  • CORRUPTION: shrivel, wither, spoil, ruin, deprave, defile, destroy, decay, perish
  • GROAN: moan, calamity, be in straits, murmur, grief, grudge, anguish.
  • TRAVAIL: pangs, to pain together, travail as in birth.
  • PAIN: anguish, toil for daily subsistence, starving.

 

The force of these verses in Rom. 8:20-22 is inescapable. It was God HIMSELF Who subjected the whole creation to vanity, and He didn’t ask anyone’s permission before He did it. And it is only God Himself Who will deliver the whole creation from the bondage of corruption, pain, and suffering.

 

And so God, “made the creature subject to vanity”—failure, but later in mankind’s development, the creature/creation shall be— [future tense] … shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption.” Ah yes, God created them in a condition of “bondage” and “corruption,” and therefore not “immortal” as is taught, but rather in “bondage of corruption.” But thanks to God, in the resurrection of the dead, ‘…this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality(1st Corinthians 15:54).

 

There’s an Old Testament verse that shows Romans 8:20-22 from another perspective or shall I say the “physical first”:

 

“And He [God] said unto Abram [Abraham], Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger [‘For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now’] in a land that is not theirs [‘For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope’], and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance [‘Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God’].” (Genesis 15:13-14).

 

Second Witness:

 

“And God spake on this wise, That his [Abraham’s] seed should sojourn [‘For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now’] in a strange land [‘For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope’]; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place [‘Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God’].” (Acts 7:6-7).

 

This was the same chapter where God was giving the promise of a son to Abraham. God told him that “… not willingly, but by reason of Him [God] …” that Abraham’s seed would go into bondage and “… shall be delivered from … bondage …” after 400 years “… into the liberty of the children of God [Israel into the Promise Land].”

 

Man of low degree is of the flesh (dust of the ground) and carnal in nature. This is why we need new bodies that are spiritual, immortal, and holy.

 

God felt grieved (Hebrew: ‘worry, pain or anger:–displease, grieve, hurt, be sorry’) at His heart (Hebrew: ‘broken heart’). And because of this, God decided to destroy mankind with the flood.

 

 

[7] God’s Has to Destroy Mankind

 

Verse 7 says,

 

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

 

God has decided that He has to destroy man for the conclusion of the abomination of mixed breeds of demonic sees, giants, tyrants, bullies, continually evil thoughts and plots through mankind’s sinful corrupt flesh and carnal nature.

 

I’m going to say that the reason why the beasts of the field (mammals, animals), reptiles, and birds had to go is because mankind’s touch of corruption; his filthy fingerprints where was upon everything. According to Leviticus 22:6 it says,

 

The soul [the carnal sinful nature of man] which hath touched any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water.”

 

So man’s sinfulness could spread over everything through physical touch and physical things. This made other, any, and every thing unclean. It’s the same principle of laying hands on someone and imparting what you are upon it. They needed to be washed from the face of the earth with water—the flood! God was baptizing the earth from evil! God’s Word talks about this in 1st Peter.

 

“… when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were SAVED BY WATER [the Flood]. The LIKE FIGURE [Gk: ‘anti-type, a representation, metaphor, symbolizing’] whereunto even BAPTISM doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer [or WASHING AWAY THE SINFULNESS from our hearts and minds] of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (1st Peter 3:20-21).

 

Through touch the unclean soul of man was making everything literally unclean. This was just how God’s laws worked, even though at the time man did not know nor understand God’s law. Adam and Eve eating the fruit were beyond the comprehension of understanding of the impact it would have on the entire earth and the future of mankind. They could not discern the law of touching everything and making them unclean because of the sinfulness that was now in their nature from disobeying God in the Garden. But God’s Word and Law is spiritual and eternal and is always established in heaven and in the spirit realm and always has a consequence even if man doesn’t know that law or acknowledge it. Gravity is always law even if man was not taught it in the Garden.

 

 

[8] BUT I GOT GREAT NEWS FOR YOU …!

 

Verse 8 says,

 

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

 

But even in all of this there is still Good News! The Gospel is Noah found grace in God’s eyes. Because Noah through the bloodline of Mary, Jesus would be born to resurrect the just and unjust to be judge so that He may saved the world as every knee bows and confesses Him to be King, Priest, Lord, Judge, and Saviour and as God!

 

IN CONCLUSION …

Jesus Christ is not only IN the lake of fire, He IS THE LAKE OF FIRE. He is the Divinity in this spiritual fire.

 

Ponder this:

 

Like Christ, we too are raised with a “SPIRITUAL body” (1 Cor. 15:44).

 

We are in fact called, “the BODY of Christ” (Eph. 1:23).

 

We will literally “be LIKE Him [Christ](1st John 3:2).

 

God will make us into “ministers [of] FLAMING FIRE” (Psalm 104:4).

 

We too then will be like our God, “a CONSUMING FIRE” (Heb. 12:29).

 

God promises us that, “… the saints shall JUDGE THE WORLD…” and “we shall JUDGE ANGELS” (1 Cor. 6:2-3)!

 

God tells us WHERE this judgment will take place:

 

“…they were judged every man according to their works,” and “whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into THE LAKE OF FIRE(Rev. 20:13 & 15).

 

Therefore, we, the Saints, the Body of Christ, the consuming fire ministers of God, the saviours of Mt. Zion, the manifested Sons and Daughters of God, along with our Head, Jesus Christ, also ARE THE LAKE OF FIRE!

 

THERE IS NO LITERAL LAKE, AND THERE IS NO LITERAL FIRE. Jesus Christ and His Body of Saints ARE THE LAKE OF JUDGING, PURIFYING, CONSUMING SPIRITUAL FIRE!!!

 

The lake of fire is a metaphor written in symbols that stand for what is being symbolized, not the symbols themselves. The lake of fire is composed of Jesus Christ the Judge of the world, Christ’s divine spiritual fire and brimstone, and the NEW (since the old sons of God have fallen to earth with satan) … the NEW Sons of God who are the body of Christ who are also FLAMES OF FIRE (Heb. 1:7).

 

And the whole world will be judged BY US! After death, all the dead will be RESURRECTED (especially those who died in the flood as the ‘SEA gave up their dead), they will all be judged, they will have to pass through the purifying lake of fire, they will have to PASS THROUGH US! WE will be their judge along with our Lord.

 

“Know ye not that the SAINTS SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD? Know ye not that WE SHALL JUDGE THE ANGELS [that means also the DEMONS TOO].” (1st Corinthians 6:2).

 

And so, the GREAT SEA OF HUMANITY will be judged in the safety and security of the LAKE OF SAINTS!

 

“… for [Heb: ‘because’] when Thy [GOD’S] judgments [THE LAKE OF FIRE IS GOD’S JUDGMENT] are in the earth, the inhabitants [SAINTS AND SINNERS] of the world WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Let favor [GRACE] be showed to the wicked, yet [STILL] will he not learn righteousness?” (Isaiah 26:6-7).

 

“For we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed [Jesus—Jehovah – SAVIOUR] the Christ, the Saviour OF THE WORLD.” (John 4:42).

“And we [those that dwell in Him] have seen and do testify that the Father sent [Gk: apostello, to send out on a mission—the GREAT commission] THE SON [Jesus—Jehovah – SAVIOUR] TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.(1st John 4:14)!

“For THIS is GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have ALL men [What percentage? Five percent? Fifty percent?] ALL men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1st Timothy 2:3-4).

 

This Lake of Fire IS the SPIRITUAL BAPTISM WATER OF FIRE THAT CLEANSES ALL MANKIND FROM ALL THE CORRUPTION AND SINFULNESS THAT WE ARE INTO ALL THAT JESUS IS!

 

So continue to feed the Seed and Nurture the Nature, for by Divine Enlightenment you are Becoming What you already ARE! Apostolic blessings and do know that you are highly FLAVORED of the Lord!

 

May the blessings of the KINGDOM of the Father come upon you and your family through the Seed of the Word planted grow up 30fold, 60fold, 100fold, and even a double portion, which would be 200fold in Jesus’ name by the power of the Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ WHO IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE WORLD! Amen!

 

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Apostle Ricardo 'Reason' Butler @ https://ricardoequips.wordpress.com/aboutricardo/
Apostle Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler @ https://ricardoequips.wordpress.com/aboutricardo/

Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler

Son of God | Disciple of Christ | Father | Husband | Leader | Writer | Entrepreneur | YOUR PERSONAL FEET WASHER | SERVANT & Apostolic Founder & CEO of Ricardo Equips Apostolic Leaders (R.E.A.L.), LLC @ https://ricardoequips.wufoo.com/forms/five-fold-ministry-development/

 

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