Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death

 

Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” ( Revelations 1:18 )

Jesus overcame all sin and death by his resurrection: “behold, I am alive for evermore.”  Consequently he has complete and full authority over hell: who will go there, and who will be saved from having to go there.  Later in Revelations the second and final death is described where the soul is lost forever in hell.

“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” ( Revelations 21:6-8 )

But through Jesus Christ’s victory over both hell and death, we can have mercy to be saved from the power of sin and hell, and the final death of eternal torment.  Additionally, Jesus is the one given all power in heaven and earth by the Father, for the Father has committed all judgement to the Son:

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.  He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.  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.” ( John 5:22-29 )

And Jesus can, and does, give the keys to the kingdom (the Word of God) to his ministry to deliver to the people:  “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” ( Matt 16:19 )


Richard Lehman
http://www.churchofgodcarmichael.org

It was over 25 years ago that I first heard a true Holy Ghost anointed message preached concerning the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  Because of this message, Jesus Christ and his great majesty and mercy was revealed to my sin-sick soul. I have been saved and walking in a new holy life with Christ ever since.  Today I teach, lead an evangelistic work, and occasionally preach at the local congregation of the Church of God located in Carmichael, CA, USA.  I firmly believe and know that a true message that reveals Christ will transform the heart and life of any honest soul.

 

 

         


 

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