March 1, 2010
What Happens After I Die?

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  1. I had a near death experience 11 years ago. It changed my life overnight. As the result of a very bad car crash, at some point I died but was bought back. During my unconscious period I was visited by a face that looked like a gargoyle with pointed ears and hooked nose, it was shiny grey. It looked at me and screamed, “YOU’RE GOING TO FAIL, YOURE GOING TO COME WITH ME”. I don’t know how log it lasted, but it was really scary. When I woke up I very quickly decided to accept Jesus Christ as my saviour. One Christian nurse said he would pray for me, and the ‘peace which passeth all understanding’ came over me. Despite having lost my wife, my leg, and being in a foreign country I had amazing peace. Since then I’ve had, haunting, miraculous healing, premonitions, and dreams on a massive scale. Nothing will tear me away from Jesus now…or ever.

  2. Have you considered NO rapture and the Church going thru the entire Great Tribulation period? There are just as many scriptures, types and shadows which support this view!

  3. if you read the book of quran you will understand everything you need to know (education your body about the universe what happens when you die what you will be ask when is the day of judgement how many prophet are there ,what are those lines on palm of your hands what do then mean, what’s bad what’s good don’t believe what science tells you, what’s mahda..read the quran and reply to my comment thank you

  4. Seems I have read a verse that states, when we die, instantly in the twinkling of an eye we are with the God. Who wants to have their old sick body reserected? Not me, I want to instantly be with God.

    • no we don’t..when we got to the grave god messengers who take souls from human will come and ask question 3 to 7 simple question if you answer them correctly you will have a window in your grave watching the heaven and you grave be will be like a bed ..until the day of judgement….it continues there is more but go read the quran you will understand i promise

      • Ismail, you need to read the Holy Bible your self, not us read the quaran. I promise you that you will change your mind. Unless you believe in the messiah Jesus Christ you will not see heaven, The quaran is blasphemous and you are deceived. Turn to Jesus as your lord and savior and repent. May God help you to see the true light of Salvation.

      • You are so wrong Ismail…You have to repent, be baptized and then receive the Holy Ghost..Their is no God but Jesus Christ…Don’t wait till its to late..I am telling you now he is the only one…It doesn’t matter what anyone says…One day you all will see him and then it might be too late..Your soul will be lost forever…If you think I am not telling you the truth then humbly ask God to show himself to you…You cant get into heaven on good works alone or by answering questions correctly…I hope you take my advise before its to late..God Bless..

    • Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that our spirit returns to the Lord at death. At the point of death some judgment takes place. We know this because in Luke 16:19-31 when the rich man died he was tormented by the flame and Lazarus was said to be resting in the bosom of Abraham. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 also teaches that if we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord. So it is apparent that once we die our body stays in the ground but our spirit either goes to be with the Lord or to hell. At the rapture the Bible says that the dead in Christ rise first. At this point the spirit will instantly be reunited with the body but the Bible tells us that instantly our bodies will be change and be immortal. This is when those in Christ receive their glorified bodies.

      • Thank you. I have been searching for those scriptures for a couple of years. I’ve been saved for over 20 years and have read my Bible through and through. I should have them memorized by now. I don’t remember where everything is.

  5. JoAnn,
    In the ninth chapter of Acts it records how Pauls conversion took place. When he was blinded after his encounter with Jesus, and he was told to go into the city and he would be told what he must do.
    Then the Lord, in a vision, told a desciple, Ananias, where to find Saul. In vs.15 God said to Ananias that Saul was a chosen vessel to bear his name before the Gentiles, Kings And the Jews.
    vs. 16 God says, I will show him how great things he must suffer for my names sake.
    I beleive that is what Paul is talking about in Col. 1:24. It cost Jesus everything to provide the way of salvation, for mankind: It also cost Paul everything to carry the gospel of Christ to the world.
    Paul suferred these afflications in his flesh (body), to carry the gospel to the church.
    There are those who probally can do a better job of explaining this.

  6. Did I miss the answer? what happens when I die? Do we sleep,awaiting the return of Jesus?Do only some sleep awaiting judgement? Do some go Directly to Heaven while some go directly to Hell?Does ths explain why some near death exp. see the “Light” while others go to Hell,and even others report they saw Nothing?

    • Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that our spirit returns to the Lord at death. At the point of death some judgment takes place. We know this because in Luke 16:19-31 when the rich man died he was tormented by the flame and Lazarus was said to be resting in the bosom of Abraham. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 also teaches that if we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord. So it is apparent that once we die our body stays in the ground but our spirit either goes to be with the Lord or to hell. At the rapture the Bible says that the dead in Christ rise first. At this point the spirit will instantly be reunited with the body but the Bible tells us that instantly our bodies will be change and be immortal. This is when those in Christ receive their glorified bodies.

  7. OK, At death.

    Start at the creation of man. Gen. 2:7. And the Lored formed man of the dust of the ground (this is our body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath (spirit) of life; and man became a living soul. This tells us that we are made up of three parts.

    Ecc. 3: 19 – 21. Vs. 19 tells us that one thing man and beast have in common is that they will both die (phyical death). Vs. 20 Tells us that both man and beast return to dust (speaking of the physicat bodies).Vs. 21 tells us (still speaking of physical death) that the spirit of man goeth upward, and spirit of the beast goeth downward to the earth. Now, if the body returns to the dust, after death (many times spoken of as sleep) and the spirit goes upward – now, where does the soul go?

    Well, for the new testment beliver the soul also returns to God: For the unbeliver the soul goes to hell, but not his spirit, for I believe theat Ecc. (above) means all mens spirits return to God at death, even as all beasts spirits go downard at death. Now the bible tells us that the soul that sins, it shall die or goes to hell.

    As to soul sleep Jesus put that idea to rest in Matt. 22:24 – 32 when the sadduces ask him about a women that had seven husbands, whose wife she would be in the resurrection. In part of his answer he stated that God was the God of the living, not the dead.

  8. I would like to address the idea/doctrine of purgatory or any other idea that one can in any way pay for their own sins.

    Jesus declared, just before he died, on the cross, “It is finished” It is critical that we trust in the finished work of Christ. The reason is that man “CONNOT” do anything in this life or the next life to pay for our sins. In the letter to the Galatians, Paul address the teaching that said except you be circumcised you cannot be saved.
    In vs eight and nine he called this another gospel and that if any man preaches another gospel, than that that which he preached – let him be accursed. He preached that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, according to the scriptues; first cor. ch. 15, but in other places also.

    Any doctrine/teaching that adds anything to the finished work of christ is “another gospel.

    One last thought is in Hebrews 1:3 it states that he by himself purged our sins: this concept is also taught in other NT scriptures using different termonolgy.

    If you are trusting in anything except what Jesus did, please re-think.

    • Cord: In Col. 1:24 Paul says ‘Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is “lacking” in the affliictions of Christ on behalf of His Body, which is the Church. What does Paul mean by that? Peace.

      • JoAnn: Please correct me if I am misreading your post here about Col 1:24. I realize this is your response to Cord’s post, so it appears that you are addressing the 2nd and possibly 3rd parts of what Cord wrote with this question. The way you wrote Col 1:24 here appears that there are afflictions that Christ was lacking. Is that your intent?
        If so, please reread Col 1:24. “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ IN MY FLESH for his body’s sake, which is the church:”
        Those 3 words, IN MY FLESH, make a big difference in the meaning of this verse.
        One reading seems to mean that there were afflictions Christ lacked. Which would seem to be saying, His work in life, death, and resurrection are not complete, and therefore are unable to sanctify us. In short, His work was not complete.
        The other reading Paul says that he was the one lacking.

        Could you please clarify your meaning for me?

        • Steve in SC: Hi Steve. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have been in the hospital. My question was ligit. I really don’t know the answer. Christ DIDN’T lack in affliction at all. Maybe, this is just my speculation, maybe Paul meant that our own afflictions grant Jesus comfort because it gives Jesus an opportuniity to give us the grace to grow closer to Him. What are your thoughts? Peace. Your sister in Christ.

    • Steve: I commented the following below, but here it is again, providing the moderators print it. Hebrews 9:27 tells us that “man is appointed once to die, and after this the judgment.” When we die, we will stand before God and be judged. NO ONE can tell you where you will go because God is the only One that knows. Got Jesus? Peace.

  9. My brothers and sister, there are only one path for us to choose from the two if we die. That is heaven or lake of fire.(Isaiah 65:17-25 & Revelation 20:15 & Deuteronomy 30:15-16).Have blessed reading.The messenger.

    • You are right the people who have their names in the book of life will enter gods kingdom, the people who don’t have their names in the book of life will be cast in the lake of fire forever and ever, So repent to Jesus and get baptized and have your name in the book of life, peace and god bless you.

  10. do you really think that God made it this complicated? I don’t. He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

    • nancy: Jesus said many things that we are to do but we are not doing them. If we really loved Jesus the way He told us to, we would do all that He tells us to do. He said, “Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not do as I say?” He said “unless you eat My Flesh and drink My Blood, you have no life in you,” yet there are many who do not do that. He said “we must be Baptized with water and the Holy Spirit,” yet many do not do that either. He told the rich man to “sell all that He had, give it to the poor and follow Him” but the rich man did not do that. You are right, it’s not complicated IF, IF, IF we do all that Jesus commands. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

  11. You stated, “Life after death is eternal life in heaven with God, for believers.” Wrong. It’s eternal life in the kingdom on this earth. As with Christ our firstfruits, life after death and immortality does not begin until the resurrection. Very important to understand.

  12. I would rather be baptized in Jesus Name, than hope the titles were OK. I would rather search the scriptures to understand God’s plan for my life than hope I get “it” right. We must never stop reading the bible and we must not take just one scripture for the entire explanation of salvation. Why not want more?

    • @Amanda: Read Jesus’ very own words in Matthew 28:19-20. I am more comfortable relying on Jesus’ words than anyone elses. Peace.

  13. It’s really quite simple! God has made it so simple so no excuse will suffice. The penalty for sin is death.As humans born into sin we are all destined to die in the flesh as a result of our sin! Gods law and their is no changing that! Simple enough right? What sends unbelievers to the lake of fire is their rejection of the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Remember that God made the lake of fire NOT FOR UNREPENTANT HUMANS BUT FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS.When one chooses to refuse the free gift of eternal life they have cast their lot with the opposing side.

  14. Love this. Irvin always gets to the point! Been paying attention since the days of Eddie. He is a well studied teacher and our family appreciates how he has provoked us to study prophecy. Excited about his Judea project.

  15. Paul makes it clear in Romans 8 how essential it is to truly be ‘born again’ according to the Plan put into motion on the day of Pentecost in Acts.
    ” 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

    10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

    11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

    So, it is not possible for one to “accept Christ as their personal savior” by just a mental notion. There has to be a ‘birthing’ experience. This experience is still available to all, as it was promised unto the “uttermost” part of the earth [Acts 1]. My personal memory of that moment is; I had absolutely not enemies, no hate, no regrets, and I would have shared my experience with the whole world! And to hear the ‘voice’ of God speak thru you is something that just cannot be put into words!

    • @Monica, here are some verses that I hope would help you. These verses negate the common belief that a soul either goes to heaven or hell right after death: Genesis 2:7, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Job 17:13, 27:3, James 2:26, Ezekiel 18:4, Acts 2:29,34. God bless.

  16. Jo Ann The judgment seat of Christ in the Greek is called the Bemma judgment. In first Corinthians chapter 3 verse 11for no other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus, this is for belivers only, you have already been raptured when this takes place, believers only. The foundation Christ is talking about is wood hay straw-precious gold and meddals. Your wood hay and straw is the things you have done on earth, while out of fellowship and it was done for your glory not God’s glory. The precious gold and metals is the things you do while in fellowship and you do it for God’s glory. This will be tested by fire at the judgment seat of christ and it will be tested by fire. Your gold silver precious stones, will not burn and you will recieve a reward. verse 15 Your wood hay and straw will burn you will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yetso as by fire. You are already saved this takes place in heaven, but you will suffer loss of a rewards, there are many different rewards. I hope this helps. Randall

  17. Jo Ann I will try and share a little with you, To start with Avandgriff is correct, When Christ went to the cross, He gave up his spirit to God and his Soul went to paridise, you rember the theif on the cross he told Jesus to remenber me and Jesus said today you will be with me in pardise, then paridise was in the middle of the earth, torments or hades on one side and a big gulp in the middle and paridise on the other and He did preach to the spirits in torments, after 3 days God gave his spirit and soul back to Him, the first person he saw was Mary and Jesus told Mary touch me not, because he hadn’t anointed the mercy seat yet with his blood, he anoited the mercy seat and came back and stayed for 40 days and then He took pardise with Him to the third heaven where he is now setting on the right hand of God. Sleep in the bible means= your body is asleep with the intipation of waking up at the rapture. Death in the bible always means the seperation of 2 things, A beliver at death his body sleeps and soul and spirit seperates from the body and goes to the third heaven, a nonbliver soul and spirit goes to torments, waiting on the great white throne judgment, where his soul and spirit is seperated from God forever, that is called the second death. Sin is never mintioned at the bema judgment are at the great white throne judgment, Works only, Rev. 20:13. The bema judgment you are already in heaven, you will be juged by works wood hay and straw and precious gold and metals. I will talk more about this in a little bit. I hope this has helped. Randall

    • Randall: If there is no Purgatory, there would be no reason for praying for the dead, yet Paul prays for the dead. St. Paul, the Jews and the early Christians prayed for the dead, we should have no fear of praying for them as well. Praying for the dead presumes an intermediate state of purification, whatever you may call it. Catholics call it Purgatory. Rev. 21:27 “nothing unclean will enter heaven.” Yes, we are forgiven of our sins, just as David was in 2 Samuel 12:13-14. God forgave David but God still punished David by taking David’s new born son by Bathsheba. David had to suffer the ramification of his sin. After David repented, God blessed him with his son Solomon. Peace.

  18. The way to know if God not god(of these there are many IE India more than 3000 gods). I am happy that I have only one. He stood on nothing and spoke “BE LIGHT” and the darkness comprehended it not. This same one Who is Father, Son and holy Spirit. Three in one I and You are in His image Body, Sole and Spirit. When we die our Spirit returns to God for it is His Spirit that is our life essence.

  19. “Amen” “Amen” “Amen”.Yes,I must come to Jesus and worship him Dilingently.Yes I must totally Repent,Confess my sins and I will be accepted and be save by him.-please read -Joel 2:12-13.
    I must try all my utmost best not to go back to those sins again.(please read – Proverbs 28:13).
    Yes,because in Roman 6:23- “FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH”but the free gift of God is eternal life those who are in Jesus!! “Amen”

    Have a blessed reading.

    Love;
    The Messenger.

  20. Brother Irvin: I have 3 questions. In Mt. 12:32, Jesus said “Whoever says anything against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever says anything against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or THE AGE TO COME.” What does Jesus mean by “the age to come?” Since we know that no one can be forgiven in Hell and anyone in Heaven doesn’t need forgiving, what age to come? Also, in 1 Cor. 3:14-15 “If anyone’s work which he has built on “it” endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.” 1Pet. 3:19 says that “It was in the spirit also that He went to preach to the spirits in “prison.” What prison? Purgatory maybe? Notice it doesn’t say Jesus released the spirits from the “prison.” God bless.

    • The age to come is after the thousand year reign of Christ. Satin will be released again to tempt man kind those that wanted to return to their ways but could not during the thousand year reign will be given that chance. When time has been ended and the judgment of non believers and believers takes place, eternity begins this is that which the Christ spoke of as the age to come eternity. By ones choice after satin final release, those choices will determine the out come of ones judgment, whether it eternal chastisement or eternal rewards.

    • I believe many people skew the subjects that you have brought up based on traditional beliefs. It is incredibly vital that we look at scripture with fresh eyes. If we study the scriptures with a preconceived idea, all of our research and findings will support that idea. When we do this, we fall into the trap of using theories to form facts rather than using facts to form theories.

      When the Bible speaks of ages or ages to come, it is speak of the continual development of time. The term “age” speaks of a period of time. Even in modern times we use this term to identify specific periods of time. An example of this would be the subject of the Dark Ages. The term “age” is synonymous with generation or era. Matthew 12:32 tells us that throughout all of time, anyone speaking against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

      The phrasing of 1 Peter 3:19 is something that has confused many people and has been used to form some theories that go against the Bible. This is used to say that Jesus, after His death, went to preach those souls who were in hell. In order to understand 1 Peter 3:19 properly we must look at the verses surrounding it. We learn that by the Spirit of God, he preached to the spirits in prison. The phrase, “spirits in prison” was not used to identify a group currently existing but to identify those who had passed years before. The “spirits in prison” refer to those who existed during the days of Noah as 1 Peter 3:20 explains. The spirits of those who rejected the preaching of Noah were in prison already when this was being recorded by Peter. This is why Peter phrased verse 19 the way he did. It was in order for us to understand who he was referencing. Again verse 20 makes that clear as well. God bless.

      • To deduce that Jesus went to Hell to preach is inaccurate. I wasn’t inferring that. I was inferring that Jesus, in the spirit, went to preach to the spirits in “prison.” That prison was “Abraham’s Bosom/Purgatory. If you dismiss “Sacred Traditions” then you are missing quite a bit of the early Church’s teachings. Not all teaching made into the Bible. (Jn. 21:25) Although the Bible is “profitable” for learning about salvation. It is not the only source from which the gospels are taught. If you discount “Sacred Traditions”, then you are disobeying Paul when he said to “hold fast to those “Traditions” whether they were taught by “word” or in writing. 2 Thess. 2:15 and 2 Tim. 2:2. God bless.

        • The apostle Paul warned us about getting caught up and lost in tradition in Colossians 2:8. He said, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Also the Bible warns us not to add or take away from the word of God in Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, Proverbs 30:5-6, and Revelation 22:18-19.

  21. The Bible says that the dead in Christ will be resurrected 1st then the living will be caught up with them. So when we die, do we really go to heaven or do we sleep until Jesus returns? If we go to heaven, then what happens, we return to our bodies to be resurrected when he returns? I am confused about this?!?

    • Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that our spirit returns to the Lord at death. At the point of death some judgment takes place. We know this because in Luke 16:19-31 when the rich man died he was tormented by the flame and Lazarus was said to be resting in the bosom of Abraham. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 also teaches that if we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord. So it is apparent that once we die our body stays in the ground but our spirit either goes to be with the Lord or to hell. At the rapture the Bible says that the dead in Christ rise first. At this point the spirit will instantly be reunited with the body but the Bible tells us that instantly our bodies will be change and be immortal. This is when those in Christ receive their glorified bodies. God bless.

  22. This is a question. I watched your latest broadcast and you mentioned the fourth horse as green horse. I read and re-read Revelation 6 and could not find mention of the green horse, but a pale horse which brings death. Please clarify why you called the pale horse as green. Thank you.

    • The original word that was translated “pale” in Revelation 6 was “chloros”. This word appears three other times in the new testament and each time it is translated green. When scribes were translating the Bible they did so in a way for everything to make sense. A green horse would not have made sense so they used a different translation of the word “chloros”. However, they did not understand that the Bible was not referring to literal horses. After we understood that these horses represented spirits and that the fourth horse was green, we understood that this referred to Islam. I hope this helps you.

      • The word pale is in my bible only 2 times. I just can’t see where it means green. Didn’t you guys say just a few years ago that the Pale horse had to do with China?

        • The word “chloros” means green. That’s was the word translated “pale” in Revelation 6. Look for the word “chloros” and that should help you.

          • I am not saying that at all. You are looking at a translation of the Bible. The only way you will get the purest understanding of scripture is if you read the languages in which it was written. If you do not speak Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, then you must rely on translations of the Bible. The original word used in Revelation 6 was “chloros”. That word was used three other times in the New Testament and in each of those cases the word was translated “green” because that is what “chloros” literally means. That is why we understand the fourth horse to be a green, or a “chloros”, horse. I hope this helps you.

  23. I believe in the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe he shed his blood for our sin; we sin after repentance, how do we repent of things in our lives every day that displease God?

    • we should not sin everyday. just because you think something that you arenot suppose to does not mean you have sinned. if you have a bad thought and you intice and dwell on it that’s when it changes to lust and lust changes to sin and sin changes to death. that’s what the bible says.

  24. Are you saying that without adult baptism by immersion we are not clean and the Holy Spirit will not come to live in us, therefore we are not saved????

    • People can receive the Holy Ghost without being baptized and we see this occur in Acts 10. However Peter commanded them to be baptized as well in Acts 10:48.

      Baptism is an essential part of salvation because it is how we obey the burial of Christ (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12). Jesus said we must be born of water in John 3:5 and Peter instructed us to be baptized in the name of Jesus in Acts 2:38. Mark 16:16 shows that baptism must be coupled with belief in order for us to receive salvation and 1 Peter 3:21 specifically says that baptism saves us. If you have any further questions feel free to email me at avandagriff@endtime.com. God bless.

  25. What will happen to the innocent children of the world?
    I look forward to watching Irvin Baxter’s End of Age series and take notes so I can use them while I study my Bible.

    • God is holy and therefore He judges righteously. In the Bible there was an age of accountability with the children of Israel. Salvation requires belief and obedience. If a child is not at an age of understanding then they will not be held accountable for not obeying the gospel. For example, an infant cannot knowingly confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior. Some infants cannot even speak so remember that God will be just in His judgment.

  26. After reading the paragraphs related to the Second coming and the Rapture am I understanding it correctly that Jesus Christ Second Coming is when the Christians that have died during the Tribulation(by beheading, torture, etc.)for Jesus Christ will be resurrected first and have more power and the Christians that have died before the Tribulation will not have the same power and will be judged according to their
    works?
    I find the Irvin Baxter End of Age program very enlightening. Thank you and may God bless you and your Ministries.

    • Baptism is immersion meaning down into the water and back up. It is a symbolism of our faith in JESUS and our washing away of our sins to be a new person in CHRIST. It an outward expression of our inward faith. JESUS was baptized “down” into the water and back out by John the Baptist in the river Jordan. Sprinkling does not mean Baptism. It’s not the same. That’s like saying I gave my dog a bath and sprinkled a water on my dog so my dog is clean. But unless we put water all over the dog, tail, top, bottom etc. then the dog is still dirty…Make sense?

  27. Before Jesus Christ, humanity lived under the law. Ezekiel 18:4 tells us how it worked. It says that the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Jesus Christ did not sin, yet he was killed. This violated the contract and paved the way for our salvation. Hebrews 2:14 tells us that Jesus destroyed him who had the power of death, that is the devil. So Jesus Christ supplied another way for us, a way of salvation. We still have to choose what road we want to go down. The Bible teaches that there is a straight and narrow way that leads to life, and a broad way that leads to destruction. We choose our destination by the path we choose to take.

    Jesus Christ lived, died, was buried, and rose again for our salvation. 1 Corinthians 15 tells us, that this is the Gospel that we are saved by. The Bible also teaches that God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. God does not want to torture anyone. However, God is a just God. When it is right to reward, He rewards and when it is right to punish, He punishes. This principle applies to our judgment after we lived our lives. However, during our lives right now, through faith, we can receive God’s grace. God’s grace is what saves us. God’s grace blesses us when we deserve punishment. With all this said we as individuals still have to make a choice. We can choose the path of life, or the path of destruction. God leaves us with the choice. God bless.

    • But I didn’t ask to come to this world, why should I be punished for doing what was
      put in me to do. If I was born in sin and I didn’t ask for it, it’s just plain wrong to torture me for it. Cast me away as a failed experiment, but keep me alive forever just to torture me. Tell me how a a loving God can do that!

      • God gives you a choice to do right from wrong, He doesn’t force you do make these choices but he puts in a conscience that we have a choice to listen to. He also has people in your life to be put in your way to help you walk in the path of righteousness.
        It’s not a matter of you didn’t choose to be put on this earth, you are here for a reason, so make the best of it…Only God knows why you are here. But personally, I thank Him for it. For now it gives me a chance to live in eternity under a RIGHTEOUS ruler, and a paradise…and I for one have lots to live for and learn…and being under God’s wing to me is exciting, and I can’t wait until Jesus returns… So, don’t cry over the fact that you didn’t ask to be born look at it as a GIFT!
        You know right from wrong, it’s your choice…choose the path of Jesus’s teachings, and follow your own conscience, and learn that happiness beyond words is awaiting you.

        • I have no choice, I am born a sinner. If I have to do good to be saved, aren’t you saying that I can be saved by works? Not at all biblical. I have a very hard time with the flesh, my only hope is GRACE. Thanks for trying though. I will not take council from anyone until they start telling me the truth.

  28. I must say that my eyes have been opened by studying the material of Irvin Baxter. I have studied and have passed on my findings to my family and since then I sent all of my materials to Trinidad and then on to Canada to some of my friends. They are being blessed also; this material is not shared in the churches a lot of people are just going through the motions at church, not knowing what time we are living in. My heart goes out to them but you cannot talk to everyone about these things, they think that I am going crazy. I would like for Mr. Baxter to come to our area and bring these teachings to our town. You are doing a great job Mr. Baxter in exposing the kingdom of darkness….my prayers are with you and your team at End Time Ministries.

  29. so if i was baptized when my mum gave birth to me and i have sinned and drifted away from God, must i be baptized again or just repent from my sins and accept JESUS as my Lord and personal saviour? Please help.

    • Nick…Blessings are for babies and children under the age of accountability, however real Baptism which is immersion down into the water and back up, is “only” for adults. It requires a conscious decision of the person (soul). You have a free will to do as you choose, but if I were you I would (as an adult) be re-baptized and before that I would have a talk with JESUS. I would sincerely confess, repent and forsake my sins whatever they may be and get baptized. Better safe than sorry right? Bless you, hope you do that for yourself, you will feel so much better. I was baptized when I was 12 and like you, fell away and backslid but when I was 50 I got re-baptized and I felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. We are to live now to please the LORD. Baptism is for the remission of sin.

    • Nick, you know you already gave birth by your mom but you are sinner and have sinned ever since but want you to know the truth…believe in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior ( born again in Spirit )…Read Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38 and 1 John 1:9…read these verses then you will know what you are going to do with your believing. Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of us to saved us from damnation (hell). Suggest you to read John 3:1-15…you will understand better then start from there. Also when you repent (turn from the world (sin) whatever you are doing) to the Lord then you will be new creation…Read 2 Cor. 5:16-18. Smile..God bless you with His love.

  30. The bible says that the gift of god is eternal life. So how can one live eternally in hell? Eternal life is only for believers. Unbelievers do not get eternal life in hell. They get eternal damnation, which means their body and soul die the second death. We are NOT eternal. Only God is. EVERYBODY will be resurrected, but ONLY believers will get to continue living forever, but the rest, the wicked, will be destroyed by fire. They do NOT live eternally. Their body and soul gets cast into hell’s fires where they cease to exist. Remember? Eternal life is a gift from god. It is not a gift to live eternally suffering in hell. The bible does NOT say that the gift of God is eternal life “in heaven”, it just says “eternal life”. That’s the gift. There is only ONE eternal life. Not TWO. There isn’t an eternal life for believers in heaven and an eternal life for nonbelievers in hell. That’s the WHOLE point of the gift. WE WILL LIVE FOREVER, but the wicked DO NOT get that gift. They DIE THE SECOND DEATH. Which means THEY LIVE NO MORE.

      • please read 2 thessalonians 1;8 and 9 it says; in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not god, and that obey not the gospel of our lord jesus Christ; WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER. sorry Jeanette but everyone is going to live eternal

    • I never really thought about this that much, my question is then how did Satan live in hell for a thousand years.?

  31. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” —Hebrews 9:27

    The word “appointed” in Hebrews 9:27 is the Greek apokeimai and means “to be reserved,” i.e., “to obtain or arrange in advance.” Ladies and gentlemen, we have a divine appointment with death. God knows the very moment when we will breath our last breath. Life is what happens to us when we’re making big plans. There is no guarantee of tomorrow… “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Proverb 27:1). Life is a gift from God, which He has entrusted to us.

    The Word of God tells us that when we die, we will stand before God at THE JUDGMENT. This is true for the saved and unsaved. The unsaved will be judged at The Great White Throne of Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). So many people today errantly portray God as a laidback, love-is-all-that-matters kind of God that would never send anyone to Hell. But Jesus said in John 10:35, “the scripture cannot be broken.” If the Scripture cannot be broken, and it cannot, then 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 cannot be broken… “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction…”

    The Great White Throne of Judgment will be a criminal trial and the wicked will be judged according to their crimes (works). Revelation 20:13 tells us that the BOOKS SHALL BE OPENED. It will be at this time that millions of people will realize, to their horror, they were lied to by the city of Las Vegas, because what HAPPENED IN VEGAS didn’t stay in Vegas… IT WAS RECORDED IN HEAVEN!!! God is recording every sin we commit in

    If a person DIES IN THEIR SINS without the righteousness of Jesus Christ, they will be punished in the fires of Hell forever. Jesus paid for our sins so we wouldn’t have to. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23). Salvation is receiving, not giving. All we must do to be saved is acknowledge our guilt of sin and believe on Jesus Christ as the Son of God, our Savior, to forgive our sins and save us. We are saved by HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (Matthew 6:33; 2nd Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:3-4), i.e., the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ (Romans 4:6). All we must do is BELIEVE… “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

    The saved will be judged at The Judgment Seat of Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:10). The next verse, in 2nd Corinthians 5:11, speaks concerning THE TERROR OF THE LORD. Many believers foolish think they have nothing to fear on Judgment Day, but they are mistaken. God will JUDGE believers for their sins and hold them accountable (Romans 14:12) for the bad things they’ve done throughout their life, especially the sins committed as a believer because they knew better… “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1st Peter 4:17).

    Christians will be judged under the Law of Liberty. We are no longer under the curse of the Old Testament Mosaic Law. However, we are still under God’s Law. It is a Law of grace and liberty, but a Law nonetheless. Although we are not in danger of hellfire because we have been fully pardoned, we are still obligated by God to obey the Law, or else stand trial at The Judgment Seat of Christ to give account for the things done in the flesh. The Bible doesn’t go into specific detail concerning what will happen at this judgment, but we do know that rewards will be at stake and many will be ashamed at the Lord’s coming (Hebrews 13:17; 1st John 2:28).

    The Judgment Seat of Christ will be comparable to a civil court proceeding, where the guilty party is not being tried as a criminal; but rather as one who has caused hurt and damage for others and reconciliation must be made… “That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified” (1st Thessalonians 4:6). God will AVENGE us, as well as those we have wronged, on Judgment Day. Howbeit, there is no danger of being prosecuted as a criminal at The Judgment Seat of Christ. Every believer is eternally safe because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We are saved certain! No believer will ever go to Hell.

    1st Corinthians 3:14-15 tells us, “If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” Many believers will suffer loss on Judgment Day, and shed many tears of sorrow over their failures in this life which hurt their loved ones and friends, but they will still be saved and secure in Jesus Christ. In Psalm 6:1 David said to God, “O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.” God gets angry. God chastens His children (Hebrews 12:6-8).

    Every human being will one day stand before God in judgment. For those who are saved, Jesus Christ will be our attorney, Who has worked out a plea-agreement with the Prosecutor (God the Father) by means of His blood sacrifice. We have been fully pardoned through Christ. For those who are unsaved, they will be summonsed to stand trial without a lawyer, and be judged according to their works, and will be sentenced to the Lake of Fire forever.

    • sorry to say gilbert but I have to disagree. the bible plainly states that god doesn’t respect a person. in other words he makes NO difference in any of us. in Daniel 12;2 it says and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt. in john 5;28 and 29 it says; marvel not at this for the hour is coming in 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 acts 2;34 it says that king david is not ascended into the heavens. in 2 Samuel 7; god tells david he helped make david a great name like the name of the great men that are in the earth. in 2 Samuel 7;12 he tells king david that when his days be fulfilled to sleep with thy fathers. in john 3;13 it says that NO man has ascended up to heaven.in 2timothy chapter 4 verse 1 it says that ; I charge thee therefore before god and the lord jesus Christ who shall judge the quick { saved } and the dead { unsaved } at his appearing and his kingdom. in other words he is going to do a quick work. you said that jesus paid for our sins but he only paid for those up to the point where we made a change in our lives. after that we have to live as close to the lord as we can. people think that after they make a commitment to god that is enough; wrong. it says in Hebrews 10;26 for if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. gilbert you also said that all you have to do is believe to be saved. shame on you but you are like most people. john 3;5 says except a man be born of WATER and SPIRIT he cannot see the kingdom of god. in mark 16;16 says he that believes and is baptized shall be saved. the way you and most people think about just having to believe to be saved makes the devil saved because in james 2;19 it says Thou believest that there is one god thou doest well the devils also believe and tremble. You spoke of eternal security. SHAME, SHAME. there is no such thing. if you can’t lose your salvation then why go to church. why try to do the right thing. why not go back out into the world. RIGHT? WRONG. don’t believe a lie. believe what the scriptures say. it says in Ezekiel 18;21 thru 24 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed and keep all my statues and do that which is lawful and right he shall surely live, he shall not die. all his transgressions that he hath committed they shall not be mentioned unto him; in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the lord god and not that he should return from his ways and live? but when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness and committeth iniquity and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth shall he live? all his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned in his trepass that he has trespassed and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. in 2 peter 2;20 and 21 says 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. in revelation 3;5 it says; He that overcometh I will not blot his name out of the book of life. think about what revelation 22;19 says AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OF THE BOOK OF LIFE AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. so much for eternal security. one other thing, jesus will not be my attorney because he is GOD. The reason I say he is god is because he healed the sick and raised the dead. he opened the door for the gentiles { you and I } to be saved. in matthew 28;18 it says that he has all power on earth and in heaven. doesn’t leave much power for any other god does it. it says in philippians 2;9 that he has the name above all other names and in revelations that the lamb is the only one worthy to open the book of life and find my name. GLORY BE TO GOD [JESUS]

  32. Life after death. Alot of people teach that after death, believers go immediately to heaven to live eternal life with GOD. While I believe that heaven might be the final destination (although I question even that since in Rev 5:13 it states that he has made believers a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on EARTH) – It doesn’t say we will reign in heaven. I don’t believe it happens immediately, and this is why. Jesus tells one of the men who were being crucified with him that he would be with him this day in paradise. I believe he was referring to both of their destinations after death. He didn’t say “In Heaven”. He said “in Paradise” (greek translation of paradise is a garden or place of bliss). We know that Paradise isn’t Heaven because Jesus didn’t ascend into Heaven until much later – he didn’t go that day. He died and was buried and rose on the 3rd day but ascended into heaven about 40 days later. Since Jesus said to the apostles that Lazarus had fallen asleep, and he refers to others as having fallen asleep, and in old testament it refers to sleep as death; then I believe that if we die before Jesus comes again (for the dead in Christ shall rise at the last trump (1 Thess 4:16)) we will sleep until that time without any awareness (Eccl 9:5 – for the dead they know nothing) and our spirit (or breath of life) returns to GOD who gave it (Eccl 12:7). But when Christ comes we will be resurrected (raised from the ashes or dust of the earth) and God who has numbered every hair on our head (Matt 10:30) will remember every detail about us and will restore us (Psalms 71:20, Job 33:25) to our resurrected bodies, incorruptible and immortal (1 Cor 15:51-54). None will be lost (John 17:12). And we will not perish (cease to ever be again) but have everlasting life (John 3:16). This then is eternal life: to know the only true God, and the one he sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:3). We will be with Christ and know him and the Father intimately in every detail and be in complete agreement and unity (John 17:21).

  33. No one has been to heaven except the one who ascendeth(john3:13) therefore we all lie in the grave in the hope of a resurrection till the day of judgemen, The dead know nothing.(eccl 9:5)

    • So, perhaps some one can explain the following if those who have died are truly ‘sleeping’ and know nothing: And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus {Mark 9:4}…. According to the example given, these two ‘DEAD men’ were there with Jesus TALKING…. hmmmm….. :)

  34. I gave my two cents then scrolled down and read Minister Hall’s comment. I think he is right, It is possible that we lose our identity at death an this is restored at the ressurection in order for us to be aware and answer for our actions in life. Jusus separated our bodies and souls when he said that is it wiser to fear God that can destroy both body and soul, as opposed to fearing a man whom can only kill the body. This is a distinct separation of the two. Only one Human has ever been dead that lived to tell about it, (other than nde) and that is Jesus. Jesus did tell us to not be concerned about the dead, so maybe it is best to leave it to speculation, or just wait until we meet God for ourselves.

  35. Confusing issue. Jesus said ” the dead know nothing” and to paraphrase, “let the dead bury the dead, do not be concerned about them”. But Samuel sought advise and guidance from the dead? If we instantly went to heaven or hell at death why would there be a need for a resurection or a judgement? I see no definitive answer in scripture other than we are told not to be concerned about death because all that live have sinned and must die. It maybe that our soul or essence are caught up with God until the resurection.

  36. befor i will sey anyting may GOD be with you all in endtime ministries for the good work doing for the endtime worldI also enjoy the wonderful television shows the have on cable/direct tv etc. I watch them when im home and if im not home but now am not geting it on my tv so it make me fill like my world is comeing to an end I that GOD will pay you people back for the good work doing in this world. this is what the Bible seys inthe book of GALATIANS 5:9 soletusnot become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we will reap the harvest. REVELATION 22 :10 – 15 THAINK YOU ALL

  37. Im very happy i found this web-site and found this wonderful Ministries because with current world events leading up the very end it is so great to know that i can at least come on-line and read to know more about everything. I also enjoy the wonderful television shows the have on cable/direct tv etc. I watch them when im home and if im not home i record them.

  38. i believe every statement about being born again.being baptised in water in the name of jesus christ and receiving the gift of the holy ghost.i am 82 and received the holy ghost at the age of 8.my goal is heaven and i know it will be come a reality very soon because of his grace and mercy. not because i am so good.

    • They can cast out demons because Satan gives them the power to cast out demons to blind others into thinking that it is the work of God so the person just keeps following Satan without them knowing what happened.The demon that is casted out usually doesn’t leave.It just enters the body of the next non believer,or in that case the priest themselves.They are already so full of sin that they don’t know the difference because they don’t ask forgiveness for their sins usually.They believe they already have the power of Jesus and are automatically holy and above others and they also have others believe this.That’s why when they go to confession that look at their priest and say “forgive me father for I have sinned.They think he has the power to forgive them,which is taking the place of the Lord.It’s impossible.Only the Lord has the power to forgive and wash away sins

    • Because the Catholic Church isn’t the Great Harlot until the end times. In the last days, some believe that the final Pope will be of evil, not of God.

      • Bob, would that be Peter the Roman? Could he be the False Prophet that is the partner of the Antichrist? They will both be ruled by Satan himself. According to a Catholic Priest that I met about 10 yrs. ago that is the story. Saint Malachi said the same as well as just recently Tom Horn was on television talking about that very same topic. Interesting to say the least.

      • For the records Christ says in matt.15:9 ‘But in vain they do
        worship me, teaching for
        doctrines the
        commandments of men.’ Roman Catholic teaches salvation by faith and work, replacing more true biblical truths with their catchism thus praying to the dead and the worship of mary calling her ‘mediatrix’ (tim.2:5) says ‘ for there’s one God and one mediator between God and men. 1Jn.3:16 says ‘Jesus answered, “I am the
        way and the truth and
        the life. No one comes to
        the Father except
        through me.
        Do u know the use of image…bowing b4 an image, kissing as a religious exercise is oldest form of idolatry (Job.31:27-28) cath. Kisses the crucifix on gd friday, kissing the legs,hands and face of a newly elected pope by cardinals.,.note the pope sits as Vicar in charge. I use to be a catholic i’ve seen alot thats in bible

        • I agree…kissing the Pope’s ring, and bowing before Mary and reciting Hail Mary full of Grace” thru beads, and saints of Popes are all a form of idol worship…I have always rebelled at the thought of any man thinking that he is the ‘way to God.” the ‘telephone’ so to speak, and confession…no thank you, God knows my heart, and telling it to a misguided Priest, Bishop, or Pope is not the way..and all these people are are vain misguided people that have a lot to answer for. .

        • It’s says in the Bible that the Catholic church will bring on the end times and the pope will be the right hand man to the antichrist.The pope is the false prophet.when a catholic says “hail Mary mother of God” that is an abomination to the Lord God our Savior.Since when does God have a mother? He don’t.the pope and the antichrist know that they will be damned to hell and they will try to take as many people with them before Jesus comes back.and the pope thinks he is Christ on earth and that no one can get to God unless they go through him.NOT VERY SMART on his part,huh? I am a Christian and a strong follower of God and all we can do is pray that we can teach people about the lies of the Catholic church and that God will soften their hearts and open up their hearts the Him that they might be saved. If you go to a priest and confession and ask them for forgiveness then you have never been forgiven for any sins because a man can not wash away another man’s sins.they want you to believe that they babe the power of God and can wash away sins.

  39. A few scriptures describes the process after death.

    Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7 NKJV)

    To answer that question we first have to see how each of us are made. In Genesis 2:7 it says, “And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man then became a living soul”.

    He was made a perfect man from the dust of the ground, but he did not become alive until the breath of life was breathed into him. Then He became a living soul. It was the breath of life that allows him to live. This breath of life is also called the spirit of God and it is also referred to by many people as the soul. It is this spirit or soul that puts man above the animals and allows man to know, understand, and have communion with God.
    Job 32:8, “Surely it is the spirit in mortal men, and the breath of the Almighty that gives them understanding”.
    Speaking about the two prophets of God, who in the final days are murdered and whose bodies lie in the street for three and a half day, Revelation 11:11-12 “Now after the three-and-a-half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

    So what happens when a man dies? Ecclesiastes 12:7 says, “Then the dust returns to the earth (this is the body), and the Spirit or the soul returns to the God that gave it”. Everything goes into reverse. His breath (the spirit) leaves his body and returns to God and his body returns to the earth. There are two different entities making up the human being. There is the spiritual body and the physical body. And we have to keep both of these in mind when discussing death, because at death each of these entities takes a different path.

    The Bible tells us that the body is the “house” in which our spirit or soul lives. Our body is not really us; it is just the house in which our soul lives in. We can understand this because we live in a house. The house is not us; it is just the place where we live. If the house that you lived in burned to the ground so all that was left was dust and ashes, would you not move to another home? The same is true with your soul once your physical human body dies.

    What happens when a Christian dies? His soul goes to be with the Lord. The apostle Paul tells us at
    2 Corinthians 5:8, “that when we are absent from our bodies we are present with the lord”.
    At death all souls go back to God, and Ezekiel 18:4 tells us who exactly “owns” your soul. “Look! All the souls–to me they belong.”

    • sorry can’t believe that. the bible says in Daniel chapter 12 verse 2 and john chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 that everyone is in the grave. it also says in first thess. chapter 14 that when god returns the dead in Christ shall rise first. the passage that you are talking about is like first Corinthians chapter 5 verse 3, it is talking about faith

      • You know, I like to think that Mr Hall is right. from dust you were made to dust you shall return, and our souls will be returned to God…or hell..which ever path we choose to take.
        But, I want to ask all you skeptics out there…what is HOPE? have you ever thought of not having HOPE of being able to return to a wonderful pain free age free, life, living in paradise regardless of whether or not it’s here on earth or in Heaven?

        You know what scares me…once I was listening to a speaker who gave a talk on HOPE. He said..picture yourself looking up from hell at the heavens seeing all the people rise to a wonderful place, and you are not going with them. And the hope of ever seeing light again or the love of Jesus and God will never be given to you ever,ever, ever.

        You will never feel the fresh air, hear the sound of birds, or the wind going thu the trees, or the feel of the sun on your cheek, or the feeling of just plain GOODNESS and HAPPINESS, and never knowing pain, nor despair ever again. The ability to learn anything you want, and the list goes on and on and on, and here you are in hell, with darkness, heat, smell, demons despair, moaning, groaning, wailing of the hoards around you that also have no HOPE of ever getting out of there. And worst of all KNOWING that you had a choice of right or wrong, of accepting the simple task of loving and accepting Jesus, and you chose to turn your face away from Him.

        This is scary, and sad, and this is what Jesus is TRYING to get across to everyone… I find that I don’t really care if I die and become dust, I care that I will be raised in what ever form God chooses for us, to either reside on earth or in heaven. Either one is fine with me…just as long as I get to SEE Jesus and maybe touch Him, and hear Him, and be ruled by HIm, and live in a paradise that He has promised all of us that have chosen to have the eternal HOPE and knowledge and belief and FAITH that what is to come will be so and I’m part of it…for I have so much to live for, and with Jesus’s promise of eternal life no matter what form we take will be so exciting…and I am so impatient for this to happen.

  40. And willing rather to be absent from the body – We would prefer to die. The same idea occurs in Phi_1:23. “Having a desire to depart and to be with Christ; which is far better.” The sense is, that Paul would have preferred to die, and to go to heaven; rather than to remain in a world of sin and trial.

  41. As Irvin knows, and was so kind to reply to my email, my Mom died this past Wednesday. How awful and how ghoulish her dead body looked, moments after throwing up coffee ground type of blood. She was a Christian who never complained nor talked bad of others. She was my Mom; right in front of me for 56 years, and I only recently became aware of just how kind Mom was to all persons. I think that I may know alot of the answer, but please refresh my mind. What did Mom see as she died? Has she reunited with her parents by now?

  42. After the resurrection and rapture, who will be in heaven?

    In Revelation 4:2 we see the throne of God in heaven. Also there are martyrs under the altar (verse 6:9) and a multitude that no man could number standing before the throne (verse 7:9). They are all saved or they would not be in heaven.

    Will the maybe several billion saved all be brought down to earth to rule and reign with Jesus during the millennium or will they rule and reign from the vantage point of heaven?

    Are the mansions/dwelling places Jesus promised to prepare for us in John 14:2 located in heaven?

    • Heaven, as many tend to call the place the redemed will be, is not actually heaven. The place we shall live eternaly is the new earth. Rev.21:1 People are at times confused by the term heaven. Eden was meant to be mankinds dwelling forever. Hence the reason for the tree of life. Paradise shall be restored in the new earth and we shall have access to trees for life and healing. Rev.22:1-3

  43. Thankyou for wording it just the way i needed it. Brings Clarity. Thankyou for this amazing ministry, i am so glad i now know about this ministry. With a Greatful heart and many prayers of blessing. Tamara From New Zealand.

  44. Praise God…we recieved Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and are not of darkness and death has no power over us. Jesus died, burried and rose again(1corinth 15:3,4). Sin is the root cause of death (rom 6:23) but our God(Jesus) had defeated both sin and death and had given us victory. Therefore we will simply say…O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ(1corinth 15:55-58..KJV). Amen. Rabi png.

  45. Eccl 3:21 and 12:7 explain where we go. Preachers everyday tell people they will be with their loved ones and animals.Wrong. I John 3:2 tells us what we will look like. The spiritual kingdom of God has no material matter. Spirits don’t have flesh. There will be no streets of gold. God says you can’t imagine what my home looks like..Praise the Lord.

  46. I Love This. Please Management This Publication Should Go Round Social Networking sites and Medias Round The World. Many are blind to see and don’t understand the story behind it and the devil penetrate through this to confuse then that there is no life after death. God Bless You

  47. I’ve often wondered about sinning after one has accepted Jesus as his savior. So, according to Hebrews 12:17 I guess we cannot be certain of our salvation if we battle with sin in our lives. Is this correct?

    • The Bible talks about the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. The righteousness of the law said that if we get good enough, we can have God. We are under the righteousness of faith, which says that, if we receive Christ through repentance, baptism and the infilling of the holy spirit, He will make us good. Goodness becomes a result of receiving God, not a requirement for receiving Him. Esau lost his blessing, and it was too late to reverse the decision. He couldn’t change what he had done. For us, there is never a day when repentance is beyond our grasp. God’s love makes repentance always available, no matter where we find ourselves in life. The thing that makes our salvation so great is that it delivers us from the strength of sin and presents us holy, unblameable and unreproveable in His sight (Colossians 1:22)

      • Rick, we are saved by grace but we will be judged by our works. We are not under the laws that were set for the Jewish people, however we are still obligated to obey the 10 commandments. Faith without works is dead faith. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. All of the old Jewish laws were done away with at the cross except for the Moral laws of GOD, and they were supposed to be obeyed for 1,000 generations. We are saved by his grace and that should make us want to work. We must obey. All through the Bible it talks about obedience and there are many “if” words. Going to be with JESUS has its conditions. If you love me. Look for those “if” and “obey” words they mean something.

        • you are right. god has commandments that he expects us to keep but a lot of commandments come with a promise and there are about 3800 promises and 1522 IF’s in the bible

  48. After an apostolic baptism and repentance and a falling away, or back slider ,is repentance and getting back my walk with God going to be enough to get me through His gates?

    • Terrie Nevis, Confess your sins, repent of them and forsake them GOD is a GOD of love. He wants no one to perish. He died to be sure you and I have a place in the Kingdom of GOD which will be here soon. JESUS will come soon (in our lifetime) and he wants you with him. Of course Satan will lie to you and tell you that you have fallen away, you have back slidden and you are not going to make it but you “do not” listen to that garbage. GOD is waiting on you to come back. If you have not gone back into his loving arms then it’s only you to blame. You made this comment back in Nov. of 2011 that’s been a long time ago. I hope you read this. But just know that GOD never turns anyone away if they are sincere. Trust him, love him, look for his coming and obey him. Faith without words is dead. Get involved and love your neighbor as yourself. It will all be fine and you will go through his gates to eternity, honest…

    • The simple and scriptural answer is a resounding yes! If Jesus told us to forgive people 70 x 7 (meaning I would guess, over and over again), then would He do less for us? Jesus is a God of grace. He is more concerned with our dependance upon His Grace than our perfection. Love Him for this. Praise Him for this. Dwell in His loving grace.

    • Although we may start to turn away from God, He will always remind us of our need to stay close. People who once had a close walk with the Lord may eventually realize that they have lost their first love. There is hope in repentance. David was a good example of restoration through repentance after willful disobedience. When David cried out to God in anguish, the Lord saw his repentance, forgave him and restored his salvation. John said, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). We shouldn’t presume upon this mercy. It is possible to get to a state of rejecting His mercy too often. Eventually, we would not be able to hear God calling us anymore. The Bible calls this finding “no place for repentance.” (Hebrews 12:17)

  49. God has made a way out for humanity to be reconciled unto him,praise be to His Holy Name’Jesus’.that when i die i ll be with Him eternally.

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  51. The Bible states God has promised Jesus Christ will return to earth to establish a kingdom. This was clearly the central message of the “Good News” preached by Christ and the apostles in the New Testament. Matthew states: “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom” (Matthew 4:23). The future kingdom of God was the central focus of Jesus’ message of salvation to the Jews. It was the hope he so desperately wanted to share with them. The apostle Paul also places the kingdom at the heart of the message he preaches. The writer of Acts tells us:

    Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. (Acts 19:8; see also Acts 20:25 & 28:23, 31)

    It is clear, when we read scripture, why the kingdom is so central to the message of Christ and the apostles. God is promising us something so much better than anything we have experienced so far. He is promising us a world filled with his glory (Numbers 14:21) in which all of the sadness, tragedy, and evil has been taken away. Imagine living in a world where there is no more war, death, sickness, or evil! This picture is so foreign to everything we know that it is seems almost impossible to imagine. Yet if the Bible is God’s word, this book is promising a wonderful time of peace and prosperity to come.

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    The Source of Evil
    Evil in the Bible is not the evil you see in movies or read about in novels; and Bible teaching about the source of evil may prove surprising…

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    The great enemy of God and His people is very close to each of us.

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  52. What a glorious hope!

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

    Eternity is what it’s all about! This life is only for a momentary point in a dimension in time in God’s boundless and eternal spiritual realm.

    When those who have received God’s promise of eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ die, the very next thing they experience is being resurrected to meet the Lord in the air at the time of the rapture.

    Those of us who continue in life experience a period of time between their death and when Christ appears, but to them, like in sleep there is no awareness of passing time, which means that as far as our eternal soul is concerned we will immediately be with the Lord when life in this temple of flesh comes to an end.

  53. And if baptism makes a clean spot for the Holy Ghost, why did Cornelius and his house receive the Holy Ghost before baptism? Even the apostle Paul said that Jesus did not send him to baptize. If it were part of the obeying of the Gospel, he would have baptized and recommended it with emphasis, but he did not.

    • We can see in the Bible that one does not have to be baptized before they receive the Holy Ghost. However baptism is still important and needed. This is why they did get baptized after they received the Holy Ghost.

      In regards to Paul we have to take that passage of scripture in context. In 1 Corinthians 1 we see that Paul had baptized people. Paul was also addressing the Corinthian church which had been baptized according to this chapter. Apparently people were boasting about who baptized them so Paul did not need to baptize anyone. Paul was sent to the church to preach correction and instruction. Paul was writing to the church to help them with there understanding and to help them get on the right track. Since they had already been baptized that was not an issue that he needed to focus on.

  54. I too agree with this EXCEPT for the “and the waters of baptism wash them away” part referring to our sins. It is ONLY the blood of Jesus that is needed to wash our sins way not blood AND water! “Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” This verse is from Revelation 1:5 KJV and it says NOTHING about water washing our sins away! That is the heretical teaching of Baptismal Regeneration found in Catholicism and other corrupt religions! I hope whoever wrote this explanation will change that!

    • It is the blood of Jesus that cleanses us. However the Bible does place great importance on baptism. Acts 2:38 tells us that we are to be baptized in Jesus name for the remission of sins. Acts 22:16 gives the instruction to be baptized, and to wash away our sins. These verses show that baptism is a part of the process of our sins being washed away. This does not discredit the blood of Jesus but it gives us a greater understanding of God’s plan for salvation. If you have any questions please submit them at http://www.endtime.com/contact-us/.

  55. to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for believers.
    remember the thief on the cross? he wantead Jesus to remember him when Jesus came into His Kingdom.
    Jesus said, today you will be in paradise.
    matthew.

    • My wonderful husband went to be with the Lord on September 11th 2010 (My sons birthday) knowing I will be with him again someday keeps me sain!
      God bless you Karen

  56. I THANK GOD! FOR THIS MINISTRY…it is my hope that I may share my understanding of this word of knowledge…it truly touches my Spirit and Soul.

  57. IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO LISTEN TO AND READ ABOUT THE ENDTIMES FROM A MAN WHO BELIEVES THE TRUTH.

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO TO ENLIGHTEN US!!!

    I HAVE PURCHASED SEVERAL OF YOUR DVD’S AND PASSED THEM ON TO OTHERS TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS MINISTRY!!

    • I agree Norma, it is sooooo nice to study Eschatology from someone who believes the TRUTH!!! :-)
      GOD BLESS YOU NORMA, AND GOD BLESS YOU REV. BAXTER IN JESUS’ NAME!!!!!!!

  58. Wide is the road that leads to destruction and most follow this road…

    Narrow is the road that leads to eternal life and very few follow this road…

    {Many are called – few are chosen}

    As for me and my house we shall serve The Lord!

    Thank You Jesus!

  59. This was explained really well where you can understand.
    Even someone with out much education could understand.
    God bless