Who Has the Keys to Hell?
In prior postings I have communicated how a life threatening illness took me to the emergency room of a hospital where the doctors did not expect me to live through the night. At some point during that night I left my body behind and entered into the spiritual realm. In the spirit I was taken to the Lake of Fire which is the second death. From there I was taken to Hell, where I faced Satan and felt his incredible hatred of me. All of this culminated on the Judgment Seat of Christ where I was asked, “Why should you live?”
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I believe that it is important to examine the events I have already reported to you in the context of the Bible. By looking at these experiences from a Biblical perspective we will find that what some may perceive as a very bad dream was in fact, a spiritual reality. I say this because it is substantiated in the Bible and proclaimed by God’s prophets. As we proceed, I will reflect on my experience and contrast it to scripture. In doing this I believe that the scriptures will bring to light fundamental messages that God has communicated to His people over the course of thousands of years.
OK, so lets move on to looking at my experience in the lake of fire and later in the halls of hell where I faced the beast (Entering-the-Spiritual-Realm-of-Death, A-Journey-to-Golgotha, Inside-the-Lake-of-Fire-the-Second-death, Confronting-Satan-in-Hell). I knew that there was no way for me to escape these places on my own, so how did I get out? On the Judgment Seat I had faced the second death, but who has power over death; to let live or let die? The answer is Jesus! The following words from the book of Revelation are the words of the resurrected Jesus:
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of death (Revelation 1:18).
Jesus has the keys and can release whom ever He chooses from the lake of fire or from the bondage of Hell and the devil. This is because His victory on the cross defeated the devil and the power he had previously held over mankind.
In our next posting we will look to the bible to identify the judge who whom I pleaded for my life and avoided the second death.
Until then, may all of God’s blessings be upon you.