SMOKING AND REV 21:7 & 8
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(Subjects in this Section)
2-THE SECOND DEATH
4-IN THE PAST, THE CARNAL PERSON DID THIS;
IF THEY CONTINUE TO DO THIS, THEY SHALL PERISH
6-A TRUE CONVERTED, BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS TO DO THIS;
THEY SHALL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE
1-REVELATION 21:7, 8
21:7. HE THAT OVERCOMETH (or wins the victory) SHALL INHERIT (or receive) ALL THINGS (or all this); AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON. Ref 2 Pe 2:19-22.
2-THE SECOND DEATH
21:8. BUT THE FEARFUL (or cowardly), AND UNBELIEVING (or untrustworthy), AND THE ABOMINABLE (or vile), AND MURDERERS, AND WHOREMONGERS (or sexually immoral), AND SORCERERS (or those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult-JNT190, or practice magic arts), AND IDOLATERS (or idol-worshippers), AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH (or their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death-JNT191).
21:7. HE THAT OVERCOMETH (or
wins the victory)
SHALL INHERIT (or receive)
ALL THINGS (or all this).
It is written, WHILE THEY PROMISE THEM LIBERTY, THEY THEMSELVES ARE THE SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: FOR OF WHOM A MAN IS OVERCOME, OF THE SAME IS HE BROUGHT IN BONDAGE. FOR IF AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED THE POLLUTIONS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, THEY ARE AGAIN ENTANGLED THEREIN, AND OVERCOME, THE LATTER END IS WORSE WITH THEM THAN THE BEGINNING. FOR IT HAD BEEN BETTER FOR THEM NOT TO HAVE KNOWN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAN, AFTER THEY HAVE KNOWN IT, TO TURN FROM THE HOLY COMMANDMENT DELIVERED UNTO THEM. BUT IT IS HAPPENED UNTO THEM ACCORDING TO THE TRUE PROVERB, THE DOG IS TURNED TO HIS OWN VOMIT AGAIN; AND THE SOW THAT WAS WASHED TO HER WALLOWING IN THE MIRE-2 Pe 2:19-22. The reward of overcoming is inheriting all things.
Rev 21:7 continues,
AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON. For the one that drinks of the water of life freely (even of Jesus) and overcomes, Jesus will be His God, and he will be His son. This shows the wonderful, intimate relationship between God and His people.
21:8. BUT THE FEARFUL
(or cowardly). This includes those that will not serve God or do His will, because
they are afraid as in Mt 25:14-30. This also includes those that are afraid
to receive Christ, because of embarrassment or shame. They are fearful of what
the world may think.
AND UNBELIEVING (or untrustworthy). The life of a true "believer" is, in essence, Jesus Christ living through that person. As he grows in faith, he denies himself and begins living a life that is yielded to letting Jesus reign over him. Grace begins with faith in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. Grace reigns through righteousness, which comes from obedience to the faith. For we receive GRACE...FOR OBEDIENCE TO (or that comes from) THE FAITH-Ro 1:5; Ro 6:16-OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS; Ro 5:21-EVEN SO MIGHT GRACE REIGN THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO ETERNAL LIFE BY JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
While many profess they believe in Jesus Christ, there is no evidence of good fruit coming forth. There is no evidence of their belief translating into faith or prompting them to obey God's Word to deny themselves and follow Jesus. True belief will manifest itself as the believer becomes a doer of the Word and not a hearer only.
AND THE ABOMINABLE (or vile),
AND MURDERERS. It is written, HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW. BUT HE THAT HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS, AND WALKETH IN DARKNESS, AND KNOWETH NOT WHITHER HE GOETH, BECAUSE THAT DARKNESS HATH BLINDED HIS EYES-1 Jn 2:9,11. WHOSOEVER HATETH HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER: AND YE KNOW THAT NO MURDERER HATH ETERNAL LIFE ABIDING IN HIM-1 Jn 3:15.
AND WHOREMONGERS (or sexually immoral). Sex outside of marriage is rampant worldwide. Multiple wives are common in some parts of the world. Live-in relationships (or shacking up), which is not marriage in the eyes of a Holy God, have become commonplace. The sexually immoral (or whoremongers) commit fornication and adultery, then wipe their mouth and say they have done no wrong. Some even say, "I am a Christian; God will understand."
AND SORCERERS (or those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult-JNT,190 or practice magic arts). This also may indicate illegal drug use. The Bible warns about them that DEFILE (or pollute) THE FLESH (or their bodies)-Jude 8.
The following verses can also apply to smoking. It is written,
FOR AS YE HAVE YIELDED YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS AND TO INIQUITY UNTO INIQUITY; EVEN SO NOW YIELD YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO HOLINESS. NEITHER YIELD YE YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO SIN: BUT YIELD YOURSELVES UNTO GOD, AS THOSE THAT ARE ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, AND YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD. KNOW YE NOT, THAT TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE TO WHOM YE OBEY; WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH, OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS?-Ro 6:19,13,16.
THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT. FOR THEY THAT ARE AFTER THE FLESH DO MIND THE THINGS OF THE FLESH; BUT THEY THAT ARE AFTER THE SPIRIT, THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT. FOR TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH; BUT TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE. BECAUSE THE CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY AGAINST GOD: FOR IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, NEITHER INDEED CAN BE. FOR IF YE LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE: BUT IF YE THROUGH THE SPIRIT DO MORTIFY THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YE SHALL LIVE. FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD-Ro 8:1,5-7,13,14.
I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE, BRETHREN, BY THE MERCIES OF GOD, THAT YE PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE. AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT, WILL OF GOD. BUT PUT YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFILL THE LUSTS THEREOF-Ro 12:1,2; 13:14.
KNOW YE NOT THAT YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, AND THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLETH IN YOU? IF ANY MAN DEFILE (or destroys) THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY; FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE. LET NO MAN DECEIVE HIMSELF-1 Cor 3:16-18.
FOR...YE ARE GOD’S BUILDING-1 Cor 3:9.
KNOW YE NOT THAT YOUR BODIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST? KNOW YE NOT THAT YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST WHICH IS IN YOU, WHICH YE HAVE OF GOD, AND YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN?-1 Cor 6:15,19.
FOR THE FLESH LUSTETH AGAINST THE SPIRIT, AND THE SPIRIT AGAINST THE FLESH: AND THESE ARE CONTRARY THE ONE TO THE OTHER: SO THAT YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD-Gal 5:17.
FOR YE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: THEREFORE GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY, AND IN YOUR SPIRIT, WHICH ARE GOD’S-1 Cor 6:20.
AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN, NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE FORMER LUSTS IN YOUR IGNORANCE-1 Pe 1:14.
AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS-Gal 5:24.
FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION; BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING-Gal 6:8.
THE PAST, THE CARNAL PERSON DID THIS;
IF THEY CONTINUE TO DO THIS, THEY SHALL PERISH
YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS-Ro 6:19.
YIELD...YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO SIN-Ro 6:13.
WALK…AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:1.
MIND THE THINGS OF THE FLESH-Ro 8:5.
CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY (or hatred) AGAINST GOD-Ro 8:7.
CARNAL MIND…IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7.
CARNAL MIND...cannot be SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7.
ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY-1 Cor 3:17.
SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION-Gal 6:8.
To LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE-Ro 8:13.
TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH-Ro 8:6.
SIN is UNTO DEATH-Ro 6:16.
TRUE CONVERTED, BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS TO DO THIS
THEY SHALL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE
YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST-Ro 13:14.
YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD-Gal 5:17.
BE…TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND-Ro 12:2.
YIELD…UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13.
YIELD…YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13.
WALK…AFTER THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:1.
MIND THE THINGS...OF THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:5.
PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD-Ro 12:1.
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY-1 Cor 6:20.
GLORIFY GOD IN…YOUR SPIRIT-1 Cor 6:20.
AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN-1 Pe 1:14.
OBEDIENCE is UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS-Ro 6:16.
WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:4.
MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFILL THE LUSTS THEREOF-Ro 13:14.
NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES...TO THE FORMER LUSTS-1 Pe 1:14.
BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD-Ro 12:2.
ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE-1 Cor 6:20.
YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN-1 Cor 6:19.
YOUR BODY...(is) GOD’S-1 Cor 6:20.
YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD-1 Cor 3:16.
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST-1 Cor 6:19.
YE ARE GOD'S BUILDING-1 Cor 3:9.
YOUR BODIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST-1 Cor 6:15.
TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE-Ro 8:6.
IF YE THROUGH THE SPIRIT DO (away with)…THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YE SHALL LIVE-Ro 8:13.
AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD-Ro 8:14.
HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING-Gal 6:8.
THEY THAT ARE CHRIST'S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS (or passions) AND LUSTS (or desires)-Gal 5:24.
AND IDOLATERS (or idol-worshippers). Idols can also include possessions. In some cases, one becomes his own idol. This is especially true of stubborn people, for stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry-ref 1 Sam 15:23. This also includes covetousness, which is idolatry-ref Col 3:5.
AND ALL LIARS. In this Laodicean church age, lying has become commonplace. People often do not watch what they say; this includes preachers. People seldom say, "If the Lord will." They make bold, prideful statements as if it were nothing, without considering the consequences. It is written, EVERY IDLE WORD THAT MEN SHALL SPEAK, THEY SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT THEREOF IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT-Mt 12:36. And also, A RIGHTEOUS MAN HATETH LYING-Pv 13:5.
IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NOT SINNED, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR, AND HIS WORD IS NOT IN US-1 Jn 1:10.
HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT GOD HATH MADE HIM A LIAR; BECAUSE HE BELIEVETH NOT THE RECORD THAT GOD GAVE OF HIS SON-1 Jn 5:10.
HE THAT SAITH, I KNOW HIM, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM-1 Jn 2:4.
WHO IS A LIAR BUT HE THAT DENIETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST?-1 Jn 2:22.
IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR-1 Jn 4:20.
It is also written, A LIAR GIVETH EAR TO A NAUGHTY TONGUE-Pv 17:4.
A POOR MAN IS BETTER THAN A LIAR-Pv 19:22.
ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR-Pv 30:6.
WHEREFORE PUTTING AWAY LYING, SPEAK EVERY MAN TRUTH WITH HIS NEIGHBOR: FOR WE ARE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER-Eph 4:25.
THE DEVIL...HE IS A LIAR, AND THE FATHER OF IT-Jn 8:44.
LET GOD BE TRUE, BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR-Ro 3:4.
Rev 21:8 continues. All these
SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH (or their destiny is the lake burning with fire and sulfur, the second death-JNT191).
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