Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 17 (Eternal Torment? Part 27: “What & Where is Tartaroo?”)

By admin On December 24th, 2016

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – July 17

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Eternal Torment? Part 27: “What & Where is Tartaroo?”

To read Part 1, click here… “September 8th (Eternal Torment?)”

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“For if God spared not the angels that sinned,

but cast them down to Hell (Greek = “Tartaroo”),

and delivered them into chains of darkness,

to be reserved unto judgment…”

2nd Peter 2:4

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So, does Hell have different compartments?

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Does Hell have a basement, and a 1st floor?

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Well, in a sense, Hell does have two compartments!

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Let’s take a few moments to explore exactly what is the true nature of Hell.

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Hell Bartolomeo Di Fruosino – Inferno, from the Divine Comedy by Dante – wikimedia – Public Dom.

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“HELL”: A CATCH-ALL NAMEhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_-_Diptych_-_WGA07587.jpg

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One big problem is, that when the King James translators gave the catch-all name, “Hell”, instead of using each of the Greek or Hebrew names, “Hades”, “Gehenna”, “Tartaroo”, and “Sheol”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell

Why is this a problem?

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Because, this has afforded Satan the opportunity to drench the entire world in the false notion that Hell is a literal place in which multitudes will be tortured for all time and eternity. Yes, most everyone, whether church-goers or secularists, pretty much everyone believes “Hell” is the name for God’s, “Eternal Chamber of Horrors”.

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http://theheavensdeclare.net/doctrine-of-eternal-torment/But the fact is, each name has its own distinctive meaning. For example, Tartaroo is the spiritual darkness which Satan and his fallen angels were cast into when cast out of heaven. Or Sheol is also translated “The Grave”. 

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And these Greek words can also be speaking of “Hell on earth”. In other words, each of them may also be speaking of the torment/spiritual-darkness which comes to many while they live in this world, in this life (see 2nd Samuel 22:6, Proverbs 15:24, Jonah 2:2, 2nd Peter 2:4, etc…). 

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Hell – Jan van Eyck Diptych – _Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Buddhist Hell – Wikipedia – public domain

Whistler’s mother in Hell – Not for public uses

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JONAH A PICTURE OF AFFLICTIONS OF GOD’S PEOPLE

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In yesterday’s devotional (click here to read), the place of affliction was looked at. And it was shown that Jonah’s stay in the whale’s belly was a spiritual picture of the place of Hell in which many Believers are afflicted by God, for their eventual purification.

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Listen to Jonah’s prayer, describing his affliction…“And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of Hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.” Jonah 2:2.

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Here, Jonah calls this fish belly, “Hell”.

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Jonah & the Great Fish – Wikigallery – Public domain

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BUT WHY CALL IT HELL?

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But why does God call this place Hell? Isn’t Hell the grave?

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Or maybe Hell is some netherworld dungeon in which the lost multitudes from earth will spend their eternity in hellish torment?

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Well, the Old Testament does proclaim that there is a Hell. But actually, the Hebrew word for Hell is “Sheol”, which literally means, “the grave”.

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And so, yes, the Bible speaks of Hell as the grave.

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Hell – Jan van Eyck Diptych – _Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_3.jpgANGELS CAST DOWN TO HELL…ON EARTH!

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But the Bible also speaks of Hell as a place of spiritual darkness.

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Listen…“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to Hell (Greek = “Tartaroo”), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment…” 2nd Peter 2:4

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But wait a minute! Wasn’t Satan and his angels cast down to this earth?

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Yes, they were cast down to the earth!

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Gustave Dore – Paradise Lost illustration – Lucifer becomes Satan – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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CAST DOWN TO EARTH

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Listen again to the fate of the fallen angels…“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:9

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So yes, Satan and his fellow evil angels were indeed cast down to this earth, into “chains of darkness”, as 2nd Peter 2:4 tells us!

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This also is what Hell (Tartaroo) is: chains of spiritual darkness. Oh yes, Hell is also the grave.

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Paradise Lost – G Dore – wikipedia – public-domain

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HELL ON EARTH

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Well, listen to this next, very revealing verse from Proverbs…“The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from Hell beneath.” Proverbs 15:24

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So here is another very interesting verse regarding Hell. 

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WHAT DID HENRY SAY?

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Matthew Henry, when commenting on this particular verse (“The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from Hell beneath.” Proverbs 15:24), made this following revealing statement…

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“A good man sets his affections on things above, and deals in those things. His conversation (lifestyle) is in Heaven; his way leads directly thither; there his treasure is, above, out of the reach of enemies, above the changes of this lower world.”

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So, from this comment, it can be concluded that Henry likewise saw that this proverb was speaking of this “lower world” as the “Hell below”, from which a Christian pilgrim must depart from.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Matthew Henry Wikipedia Public Domain

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OUTER DARKNESS

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With these things in mind, let’s look at this warning put forth by Jesus…“But thehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOMG01ThankGodForSatan.jpg children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 8:12

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Most Christians look at this above verse and assume that it’s speaking of eternal torment. But it cannot be, since a soul does not have any teeth to gnash on!

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And so, it must be speaking of the outer darkness which the world experiences on a daily basis.

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In other words, this is speaking of when a Christian backslides into the spiritual darkness of this lost world. And God indeed casts them back into this unbelieving world as a severe chastisement upon His professed people.

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March – Protest – Thank God For Satan – cropped image – Wikimedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later version

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CHURCH-MEMBER DELIVERED TO SATAN

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Listen to Paul’s judgment on a very disobedient church member… “In the name https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpgof our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1st Corinthians 5:4, 5

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Here was a man whose grievous sins were so great that Paul commanded him to, deliver such an one unto Satan, to be punished. But thankfully, that man eventually repented and came back to the Lord.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THRUST OUT OF KINGDOM OF GOD

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But what about this next verse? Listen… “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13:28

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Now this above verse has to be speaking of Eternal Torment, doesn’t it? Or does it not?

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Well, this question will be dealt with in tomorrow’s devotional.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Bad Rich Man in Hell – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TO READ PART 28, GO HERE…July 18 (Eternal Torment? Part 28: “What & Where is Outer Darkness?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be given to a close-minded spirit. But help me to love truth, no matter if it means I will be hated by my own brethren…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment, or you can also read this shorter article…AUGUST 19 (Apocalypse Now! Part 6: Fire & Brimstone!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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“It (God’s Covenant) shall be established…

for ever as the Moon…

and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”

Psalm 89:37.

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GOSPEL INSCRIBED ON THE MOON

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The Bible states… “It (God’s Covenant) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (sky). Selah.” Psalm 89:37

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God’s Covenant (The Gospel) has been inscribed in the sky. In the night sky, predominantly. It has been established “as the Moon, and as a faithful witness…”.

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There will be,  “signs in the Sun… moon, and…stars” (Luke 21:25) just before the end, was a promise made by God.

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But we didn’t know exactly what those signs would be (although many thought they knew).

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Nor did we realize that these signs would be pointing us to present Bible truths!

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Once_in_a_Blue_Moon_(40034339832).jpgListen to the following revelation concerning the evil which exists within the hearts of men…“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, AN EVIL EYE, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:18-23 

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the  first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below.

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He is very moral, you see!

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Moon – Public Domain – 2nd face Pharisee Scorner – by Cezar Popescu for Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain – cropped, highlighted & rotated photo

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner

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TOMORROW…

 

July 18 (Eternal Torment? Part 28: “What & Where is Outer Darkness?”)

 

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