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The TRUTH about Heaven, Hell, and the Resurrection

Bible teacher, Lex Meyer wrote a great book on the topic of Heaven and Hell. The name of the book is Immortals.

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33 thoughts on “Heaven, Hell, and the Resurrection, What The Bible Says

  1. This is an excellent teaching on the subject of heaven and hell. It answered questions that I had on the subject. I can hardly wait for Lex Myers book “Immortal” to come out.  Thank you Paul Nison and Lex Myer for this video. 

  2. My Bible have the parabole of Yehoshua about Lazarus and the rich man and also my Bible have the Book of Henok who tells to us that spirits live without the bodies before resurection of their bodies and also my Bible have the words of Apostle Paul about his future life out of his body with Elohim, and also my Bible have the transfiguration of Yehoshua with Moses alive without his body resurected so my Bible preach that the spirit leave the body before the resurection of bodies. Concerning animals, they have also a roua’h (spirit) not only the nefesh (soul). Read also the Book of Adam. 
    When people died, their bodies sleep before resurection but their spirits leave at an other place with Elohim or without Elohim in the place of suffering. You can read carefully the Book of Henok who explain that there are different places like Yehoshua tells to us. You must also read the Book of 12 Patriarchs, precisely the Book of Levi who explain the different skies and about the 7th sky reserved only for Elohim. When Yehoshua tells that only the son of man went into the  heaven, it is possible that He Speaks about this specific sky where only Elohim stands like in the Holy of holies. But other people with their spirits are in other places. About the place of suffering, Israelites knew that this place exist, read the Book of Henok and Jubilees and also the letter of Jude and Peter and also many other scrolls found at Qumram like Book of War or even Discipline’s Manual…

    • everything you mentioned Ruth are explained APART from people being alive in some other form in heaven or hell! When we die we dont possess a soul that lives on as a seperate entity after only our body dies.We do not possess an immortal soul…we ARE LIVING SOULS and we possess a bady! All of christendoms teachings are false!

  3. What does the Scripture say with regards to the return of the Messiyah 

    1 Thessalonians 4 :13-17
    13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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    So, we get caught up in the air and then, sorry folks we have to go back down.

    John 3:13 talks about Messiah and that only He is the only One that has come to earth from heaven. No other mortals have done this. But Enoch and Elijah have both been translated and Moses has been resurrected, as well as those that were resurrected at the time of Yeshua’s resurrection. Where are they now? These are the clues about translation and resurrection. Also, look at the time of transfiguration, both Elijah and Moses were on earth in their glorified bodies. May YHWH’s Holy Ruach guide you.

    There is no such thing as soul sleep, but death is referred to figuratively as a sleep in the Scriptures. Yeshua said Lazarus sleeps which meant Lazarus is dead. See Shaul uses that same speech in the Thessalonians text above.

    I scarcely believe glorified saints that have been redeemed and wicked people will be walking around together after Yeshua returns.  The scripture talks about Yeshuas brightness will destroy the lawless one. His brightness will consume the wicked. Jeremiah talks about the state of the earth after Yeshua’s coming 

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    Jeremiah 4 : 23-25
    23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

    Nahum 1 : 5

    The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

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    Where else talks about the mountains shaking or trembling?

    Also the redeemed will be redeemed from the earth and will return at the time the earth is made new and the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven.  The Book of Revelation talks about this and says that the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years were complete. Revelation 20:5

    Not everyone has been influenced by papal teachings, but I think more searching of the Scriptures is needed on this matter.

    I do agree with some of the things you said.  

    There is no eternal hell just final death in the lake of fire and our breath goes back to the Creator when we die.

  4. Be Careful! God never killed an animal to cover Adam and Eve. Check your bible. He cover them with skin!! Doesn’t say HE killed an animal. It not in the original language neither on translations is just assumption because people who knows about God and can study till their eye balls falls out but doesn’t have intimacy or know God are fill with assumptions. Yeshua said that HE will say “depart from me you that work iniquity for I have never knew you”

  5. Thanks for making this video. You mention that in the ressurrection we will have glorified bodies like Yesua’s after His ressurrection. However, after ressurrection Yesua’s body still had the marks from cruxifiction. During the transfiguation His body is glorified. Why isn’t Yesua’s body in the transfigured state after ressurection? 

  6. I understand that this topic is controversial and may make some feel uneasy because the sense that heaven is where “good” people go when they die is comforting to people who have lost loved ones. But we must put aside our biased opinions and use our logical and spiritual understanding of what scripture says. In order for some one to go to heaven they would have to be judged immediately after death but then when the new heaven and earth are created they would be judged AGAIN with all men as it tells us they will be in revelation. This would be redundant and illogical so therefore I see the only logical explanation to be that when we die our breath returns to God and we are in a state of unconsciousness as we were before we were born (does anyone have any memories before they were born?. Of course not because the breath of life had not been given to our flesh so therefore we were never alive just as it will be when we die, that breath will return to God who have it to us) and we will be resurrected and judged along with the rest of humanity and will reside on the new earth ( heaven, aka Gods dwelling place, and earth will be one again as it was before death entered the world and ripped the two apart). Now you may or may not agree with this but this is what I came to understand by forgetting everything I though I knew about heaven from what I’d been taught by my parents, grandparents, and churches and just simply prayed that my eyes be open to the truth and studied the scriptures for what they say. I’m no expert theologian or pastor but you don’t need to be any of those things to know what scripture says and to know the truth about this and many other topics. But all this aside let’s remember that all of these things will be revealed to us anyways at a later date and so we shouldn’t worry or strife over them anyhow and that we should focus on sharing love, truth, peace and joy with everyone and try to live a life that is Christlike.

  7. Great lesson, thank you! However, do ALL the dead in Christ prior to his coming reign for 1k years? Or is it just those who were martyred? 

    And does EVERYONE have a spiritual body during the millennial reign? It would appear not “And a widow and divorced woman they do not take to them for wives: but — virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, and the widow who is widow of a priest, do they take.” (Eze 44:22)

    Neither will those deceived by Gog and Magog who will join with Satan to wage the last war.

    It appears that those on the whole earth will have spiritual bodies AFTER the Great White Throne of Judgement, and the disappearance of Ezekiel’s temple, replaced by New Jerusalem. At this time, there will be a new heaven and a new earth, per Rev 21

  8. Why are you neglecting the verses that quote Jesus (Yeshuah, Joshua) that says, I go to my Father, I will come again and bring you to where I am, so you can be there also. I do not disagree with the idea that we will ULTIMATELY be spending eternity here on earth with Christ after the creation of a New Heaven and New Earth. But the scriptures are clear that we will spend (at least a 1000yrs.) with Christ in Heaven as the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles/Booths/Sukkoth, at that Great Day.

    • There are no scriptures saying we’ll spend the 1000 years in heaven with Christ. Yes, we’ll always be with Christ after we’re resurrected to immortal life as He returns. Question is, does Christ do a u-turn back to heaven with us, or, does He rule from Jerusalem, here on earth, with us?

      During those 1000 years Satan is restrained from influencing the mortals here on earth:

      “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” (Rev 20:1-3)

      If there were no mortals here on the earth during the 1000 years, there would be no need to restrain Satan from influencing them. Of course there will be mortals here on earth during the 1000 years.

      Who will be ruling the mortals here on earth during the 1000 years? Jesus will rule, from Jerusalem:

      “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for *_out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem._* And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2:2-4).

      The “dead in Christ,” resurrected at His return, will rule with Him for the 1000 years:

      “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6)

      Jesus directly promised His 12 disciples they’d rule with Him in His kingdom:

      “Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Luke 22:28-30).

      Note the promise Jesus made to the churches:

      “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” (Revelation 2:26, 27).

      In John’s Revelation vision, he sees 24 elders who apparently speak on behalf of those that have been redeemed to God by the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Notice what they say when they sing:

      “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9,10).

      Jesus mentioned His servants would be rewarded with responsibility and authority “over ten cities” and “over five cities” (Luke 19).

      Zechariah describes the return of Jesus and the “armageddon” battle that will take place at Jerusalem. Note who comes with Jesus:

      “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: *_and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee_*” (Zechariah 14:2-5).

    • Making Sense of Lazarus and the Rich Man: Story, or Parable? (Luke 16:19-31)

      Should we take the account as a story and accept it literally, as proof of torment in flames in hell and life in heaven? Or is it a parable conveying some other message?

      In the account the rich man dies and is buried, and then is found in hell, “in torments… in this flame.” And Lazarus dies and “and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom” – presumably in heaven – although there is no mention of heaven in the account.

      There are problems here. For one, what happened to the resurrection for judgment that Jesus spoke of? For example, Jesus said in John 5:28,29:

      “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

      In the account, neither a resurrection nor a judgment are mentioned. The rich man dies and then is found in torments: no resurrection, no judgment. Same with Lazarus; he dies, then is found being carried away by angels to “Abraham’s bosom”: no resurrection, no judgment.

      There’s another problem: we have every reason to believe Abraham is still in the grave, not in heaven. Jesus stated the no one, except himself, had gone to heaven or been in heaven:

      “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” (John 3:13).

      The apostle Peter stated that even David, “a man after God’s own heart” was still in the tomb, and had not ascended to heaven:

      “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day… For David is not ascended into the heavens…” (Acts 2:29,34).

      The apostle Paul wrote that among men Jesus only – Jesus alone – had immortality:

      “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:16).

      Abraham was in the grave, and still is to this day. Only Jesus has been resurrected, to eternal life.

      There is one more problem: Jesus supported and quoted the Old Testament many times. But nowhere does the Old Testament teach torment in hell. Instead, we have verses that the wicked shall not “be”: they will perish, they’ll be destroyed:

      “For yet a little while, and *_the wicked shall not be:_* yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be” (Psalms 37:10).

      “When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that *_they shall be destroyed for ever_*” (Psalms 92:7).

      “As the whirlwind passeth, *_so is the wicked no more_*: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation” (Proverbs 10:25).

      “Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; Yet *_he shall perish for ever_* like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?” (Job 20:4-7).

      The account is contradictory to truths revealed in other verses. It skips the promised resurrection, it skips the judgment, it seems to presume Abraham is alive in heaven, and it teaches torment in flames in hell for the wicked, not destruction. Actually, the account reads much like the Greek mythology that was common at that time (and still is common, actually).

      Let’s consider the account as a parable. Jesus staged the account in the common Greek mythology of the time, knowing His listeners would recognize it as such and look for the real meaning. Jesus gave a hint to the identity of the rich man when He said the rich man had five brothers. The Jews knew their genealogy well and realized the rich man symbolized them, the Jews: the father of their tribe, Judah, had five brothers. (The parents were Jacob and Leah, as recounted in Genesis 35:23.)

      The Jews were rich owing to their covenant with God, promising them national blessings and inheritance of the Kingdom of God. Lazarus represented the gentiles, outside the rich man’s gate, without access to the promises. The parable showed that those who were “in Abraham’s bosom” – had the faith of Abraham, and believed and obeyed – would be the ones who would inherit blessings and the Kingdom of God.

      Jesus gave a similar parable in Matthew 21:33-49. Here, a man [God] built a vineyard and rented it out to husbandmen [Israel, including the Jews] who failed “to render him the fruits in their seasons.” They even killed the servants and the son he sent to collect what was due. Jesus warned “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”

      The parable is about *_belief and repentance_* and how believing Gentiles would be favored over unbelieving Jews. How did the “rich man” fail? He had lacked belief and so failed to repent. He figuratively begged Abraham for help, asking Abraham to send someone from the dead to warn his family. Abraham figuratively replied that they wouldn’t believe even _if_ someone rose from the dead.

      Perhaps the parable was given about the same time as Lazarus was raised from the dead as recounted in John 11. If so, it would have been a glaringly pointed message to the Jews who knew the resurrected Lazarus was walking among them! What an invitation for some self-examination!

      In Romans chapters 10 and 11 Paul wrote about Israel’s failure due to unbelief and the opportunity their failure opened for the Gentiles. Here are a few verses:

      “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God… But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people… I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy… Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?… Thou wilt say then, The branches [Israel] were broken off, that I [Gentiles] might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.”

  9. Not everybody who says to Me, Lord Lord, will enter the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. so did Messiah make a mistake by stating these words, or are you incorrect in you view about man ascending into HEAVEN? It could be that you understanding of John 3:13 is distorted and should be re-examine.

    • Luis Cajigas …Do your words make you a good neighbor in heaven? If not, then obviously there is much more. Also, one could have followed Jesus through his entire life and physically repeated every action of Jesus. Does that make them have the same value as Jesus? If not then your thoughts, perspective, and reasoning are hugely important. Possibly, being “born again” is done and learned through God. You must grow close to him, and act naturally, which includes lots of things which possibly are all listed by “James” within the bible. Hopefully these words can be used to help someone’s understanding. Thanks.

  10. Dont agree with that man you interviewed on his take on the new birth at all.. It has nothing to do with the natural birth because JESUS was speaking to NICODEMUS who had already been born, he would NOT be telling him that he must be BORN again of the water and of the Spirit – The Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues is being Born Of The Spirit and Being baptized in the name of Yeshua by immersion in water is being born of water.. It is not the natural man’s birth nor the spirit man inside… Being Born again is something you must experience for salvation… Plus it is NOT true when he says there is nothing about going to another place.. JOHN saw and so did Paul and he saw the saints there before the throne of God… casting their crowns before his feet.. ALSO YESHUA told the thief on the cross today you will be with me in Paradise..

  11. Leviticus 17:11

    For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul….even i would say that animals do not have a soul, spirit no soul,..

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