“You can not come to where I am going with sins”. [John 8:21] A “ PICTURE” OF PARADISE AFTER HIS SECOND COMING
PARADISE will be for all those who were GOOD FOR THOSE WHO KEPT THEIR CONSIENCE UNSOILED!
The conscience which is described to be LAW testifies to the present of God in the heart without His presence and without hindering man’s freedom! According to the Holy Bible Paradise will belong to those who have never heard of Lord Jesus who have kept their conscience/Law unsoiled! [Romans 2:14] “For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves”.
Icon: Paradise and the Heavenly Kingdom
THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM BELONGS ONLY TO THOSE BECOMING HOLY! [Luke 17:21] No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”.
To most Christians the Heavenly Kingdom is a description of the HOLY CITY ( a place) known as the new Jerusalem [Rev 21:2]. In our picture shown above allow me for a few minutes to describe the bright light behind the couple walking as the Heavenly kingdom! To those who have had a personal relationship with God (His Saints) they reveal that the Heavenly Kingdom is not a place but IT IS A WAY OF BEING! [Gal 2:20] “So that it is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me” Paul admits that God (Christ) lives in him, making him this way part man and part god- a god-man by His Grace, a way of being never seen on heaven or earth before a new creation! [Galatians 6:15 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature”. The heavenly Kingdom is a description of the UNION of man with Triad God God Creator begotten and experienced from this here life. (Luke 17:21) No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”. This is how the Apostles and the Saints as new creations did/do their miracles…it is not man that does them it is the God (Holy Spirit) within!This union with God (holiness) is also described in the following two verses. [1 Corinthians 3 :16] Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”? [2 Corinthians: 4:6)]. “God makes His Light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ.
An important teaching of the Holy Fathers not known in the world today is that both the Heavenly Kingdom that is described as the Holy City coming from Haven and Hell will come into being (appear) at His Second coming when all souls will acquire a body again during the rendering of his Justice at which time “all will be judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works”. [Revelation 20:12] 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. The description in [Galatians 6:7-8] also confirms the fact that the rendering of His Justice will be based on individual deeds. “7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 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’.
The verse that is most revealing in the New Testament as to the most important spiritual condition needed for man in order to return to the presence of God is [Mathew 5:8] “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”. Adam and Eve who where/are persons, where given leather tunics (material bodies) in order to be able to cope in the absence of God in the new materialistic world they found their selves in after disobedience and not ever being able to become in His Likeness. [Genesis 3:21] “Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them”
The death of their bodies then (the leather tunics) found their selves (their person/souls/hearts/everything they are) in Hades.The heart is known by the Holy Fathers to be the center of man’s psychosomatic self and the heart is considered to be a PERSON. [1 Peter 3:4] “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price”. So the “heart” as mentioned in [Mathew 5:8] is the eternal heavenly person upon which God will recreate each and everyone to ~body and soul~ again according to their deeds at His Second Coming. The plan that God had for Adam and Eve (and all mankind) remained the same with the coming of the Logos of God (God Logos) who Adam and Eve knew in Paradise. [Genesis 3:8] “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the afternoon; and both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God in the midst of the trees of the garden” The UNION of man with God and the becoming a new creation (part man part god) and returning to the presence of God could not possibly be an endeavour that could be invented by the minds of men! This is why after the Lord resurrection the Holy Spirit delivered to the Apostles for the creation of His Church 85 Holy Apostolic Canons that including THE UNQUESTIONABLE WILL OF GOD for the creation of His Church, the Salvation of man, his Theosis, and the return to His presence!
CANONS OF THE APOSTLES http://www.voskrese.info/spl/aposcanon.html These Holy Apostolic Cannons that establish our Lords presence in His Church as High Priest and Mediator to His Father for each and everyone of us ensure mans freedom, they were set forth to free man from his biggest tyranny that is sin, and they are aimed to set man free from his biggest tyrant who is the devil.
LIFE AFTER DEATH BEFORE HIS SECOND COMING According to the Holy Fathers the Heavenly Kingdom (the city) and Hell are not present yet in the absence of a body after death. Paradise however where Lord Ascended after He had Resurrected can only be begotten by His Saints. The moment of death demons wait the souls with a list of life time sins of all those who were Baptized and entitled for Paradise. There is a trial that is going to take place between angels and demons that will determine the souls ~waiting place~ between Paradise and Hades till His Second Coming. Before returning to His Father the human nature in the godman Lord Jesus, was glorified with the Glory of His Divine Nature (God Logos) as it was before the world was! [John 17:5] “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”. Lord Jesus is now sitting to the right of the Father 2 natures One God! In the absence of the therapy delivered by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost man can not possibly see/know God in Paradise and live [Exodus 33:20] And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. The Holy Bible I very clear as to who is able to see/know God. [Matthew 5-8] “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”. Demons taking part in these toll houses are fallen angels who God still loves they will always be a part of God’s kingdom and God gives them the right to part take in this trial of Truth so they can know first hand that all of His decisions will be fair beginning with Paradise and the rendering of His Justice at His Second Coming!
The Aerial Toll-houses in the pre-schism Western Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDt5KYwg9k
THE 2 NATURES OF LORD JESUS If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me
HADES before His Second Coming In the absence of the Therapy (from sin) of the Church where Lord Jesus is present with His Holy Sacraments as High Priest and Mediator to His Father, the moment of death will find all souls driven by demons to Hades. Man will continue to suffer eternally the consequences of Adam and Eves sin which is the eternal separation of man from God! [Exodus 33:20] And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Even thought Lazarus was a very dear boyhood friend of Lord Jesus when dying the first time he went to horrible Hades because the Church and Lords Holy Sacraments like Baptism that PURIFIES the HEART and UNIDES MAN WITH GOD where not present yet! Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus was the first Cyprus Bishop here in Cyprus (the second Christian Church created after the one in Jerusalem ) for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem, and he was known by his clergy to never ever smile. He was also known to often spit on the ground discreetly while making a bitter face. After many years of “questioning” he finally revealed the unbearable horror of Hades while there for 4 days (before resurrected by Lord Jesus) and also explained that it was impossible for anyone being there ever recovering from the shock of ugly things seen and experienced. Horrible Hades remains the same waiting place for those without Baptism till His Second Coming! Lazarus video of Church and His resting place http://www.cyprusisland.net/churches/church-saint-lazarus
THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM “You can not come to where I am going with sins”. [John 8:21] After the rendering of His Justice Lord Jesus (God Logos) and His Saints are going to ascent to the Heavenly Kingdom. Those accenting along with Him, will not be “carried” by our Lord to the Kingdom (the city), they will ascent along because they will be able to! In the Heavenly Kingdom Lord Jesus will be God by nature, and His Saints will each be “a god by the Grace of God” ! The virtue by which each and every person is was created equal to all people that ever lived in all times needed to return to the preference of Creator God is a virtue that can be easily exercised by all people poor, rich, educated or not. It is the virtue of OBEDIENCE that must be given birth to by our TRUE FEELINGS OF FATHERLY LOVE tward Him! [John 14:21] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him”
PARADISE AFTER our Lord ascents to the Heavenly Kingdom along with His Saints PARADISE (Adams and Eves) will become the resting place for all those who kept the Law that was unto their selves [Romans 2:14] “For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves”.
HADES Hades will no longer exist and it will be replaced by Hell!
GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT [Acts: 6-15] ” 15 And all that sat in the He face council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
WHAT THE APOSTLES PREACHED AND THE CHURCH RECEIVED
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