feast: Do Angels Live Forever? (Part Two)

John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 24-Oct-16; Sermon #FT16-12; 66 minutes

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Not all flesh is the same, nor is all spirit the same either. God's Holy Spirit is the only variety of Spirit guaranteed eternal life; the other forms of spirit, including angelic beings like Satan the devil, are subject to extinction. God did not make a colossal mistake by creating a being He could not destroy. The "wages of sin is death" constitutes a universal law, applying just as much to angels as to human beings. If sin were allowed anywhere in the New Heaven and the New Earth, in any form, that new creation would not be of the purity that God has promised in His Word. In the several encounters Jesus has with demons, they expressed fear of impending torture or death. Ezekiel 28 reveals that Satan's fate will be ashes in the Lake of Fire; it would be inconsistent with God's compassionate character for Him to inflict pain on a being eternally. God's called-out ones have received an earnest payment of God's Holy Spirit, which carries immortality and abundant life. We are being formed into new creatures, not just spiritual retreads on our carnal nature, equipped and designed to live in the Heavenly Jerusalem of the New Heavens and New Earth, the very offspring of Almighty God.

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Abad - utter destruction Abadon Apollyon Anointed Covering Cherub Basinazo book of life Daniel 9:23 Deuteronomy 4:26 -33 Demons fearing death and torment Earth and elements burned up Exodus 12: 48-49 Ezekiel 18;20 28:12 Fear as a negative force Fear motivating change I Corinthians 15; 9 Forgiveness is upon repentance God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked Individual accountability Hyperbole in scripture Isaiah 65 :17 James 2: 19 John 8:44 Neos Keinos Korah, Dathan, and Abihu Lamentation for King of Tyre is not for a human being Luke 4:33-35; 8:27-28 12:48 Matthew 8: 28-29 ; 24: 22 Numbers 16 Puttin an end to sin Revelation 9:11; Romans 1:18-21; 20:11-21 Satan as the Destroyer Satan cast into the fiery furnace 70 weeks II Peter 3: 9 Smoke of fire rising eternally as an example of hyperbole Soul is a living creature Two wings of an eagle example of hyperbole Wages of sin is death Works of sin burned up

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