Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
June 27 , 2018
Because these fallen angels did not observe the cross, then TLJC decided to go down to Hades and gave these angels, as well as believers and unbelievers a message = the “Victorious Proclamation.”
I want you to notice what the apostle Peter tells us about what happened to our old sin nature on the cross.
It was on the cross where our Lord was crucified for the sins of the world; Joh 1:29; = our Lord dying for the sins of the human race being judged and human good or “dead works” being rejected.
What happen to the good things or the human good man produced with his own power?
Human good is not judged but it is evaluated which is different than sins which were all judged.
Our Lord’s evaluation is of the “good” we produced in time to see if it was “human good” or “divine good.”
Isaiah reveals our Lord’s opinion of the human race in Isa 1:3-6; 64:6.
Without the Lord we are all double-minded and therefore unstable in all of our ways.
Wounds and bruises and running sores‑‑ untended, unwashed, unbandaged.
The correct evaluation that our Lord will deal with at both judgment seats (bema seatbel), or (the Great White throne of Judgment) for all the unbelievers, both angelic and human.
JER 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
ROM 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
ECC 7:20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
Every member of the human race must realize that we were all born physically alive but spiritually dead, including both the Gentiles and the Jews.
GAL 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up all men under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
ROM 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
The human good therefore is that which Satan tries to rob us from by causing us to rely on the creature power rather than the power of the word and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The “bema seat” judgment when the light of the Lord will evaluate all the good deeds the individual possesses to see what power these deeds used to perform the deeds or works.
In 1Co 3, the bema seat for believers is revealed by the test of divine fire; 1Co 3:11-15.
REV 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
HEB 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
ECC 5:19 Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
Your reward is being given the capacity to enjoy the blessings of God.
The reward for faithfulness is mentioned in three very important categories: Your life; Your right mate; Your job; Ecc 9:9.
For the unbeliever his human good not his sins but his good deeds are judged evaluated and rejected; Rev 20:11-15.
Hades is also said to be a place where God’s people have gone, Act 2:27,31, 1Co 15:55.
Hades is also a place where unbelievers have gone, Rev 6:8, 20:13-14.
- Paradise is where the Old Testament believers resided after death before the resurrection of our Lord.
- Torments is where all unbelievers reside, Luk 16:23.
- Tartarus is where certain fallen angels, called beni ha Elohim in Gen 6, reside.
- The abyss contains demons who transgress the boundaries of the human race = the location of the demon king, Satan’s right hand man, called Abaddon.
Abaddon is mentioned once in the New Testament and nine times in the Old Testament.
In Rev 9, he breaks out of this jail with the help of Satan who has now been cast out of heaven and can never return there again.
“having been put to death in the flesh” and “but made alive by means of the Spirit.”
1Pe 3:19 In which [Holy Spirit] also He went [passive voice i.e. He received transportation] and made proclamation to the spirits [fallen angels and demons] now in prison,
Our Lord went to Hades and spoke a message to all believers and unbelievers who were in Hades along with the rebellious fallen angels who were imprisoned for their rebellion.
As of right now, some of Satan’s fallen angels are held in the Abyss, the maximum security of the prisons the Lord made; Rev 9.
We know that some of the fallen angels are already in Hades or Hell because of what he apostle Peter said and what Jude said; 2PE 2:4; Jud 1:6.
This passage says that under the custodianship of God the Holy Spirit, His soul not only went to Paradise but He also visited Tartarus.
While there, He went to Tartarus, the third compartment or area of Hades is called Tartarus and it is the prison of the angels who were involved in Gen 6.
1Pe 3:19 In which [Spirit] also He went [passive voice i.e. He received transportation] and made proclamation to the spirits [fallen angels and demons] now in prison,
The “spirits in prison” are the “beni ha Elohim” or the “sons of gods” of Gen 6 or those fallen angels who were judged and incarcerated in Tartarus when the universal flood occurred on the earth, Jud 6; 2Pe 2:4.
1Pe 3:19 In which [Spirit] also He went [passive voice i.e. received transportation] and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison,
“made proclamation” means that He proclaimed certain doctrines and informed those demons in prison that they had failed and God’s plan was right on time.
They produced what 1Co 3:11-15 calls good works but really it is “disgusting to the Lord at its best”; Isa 64:6.
He was in paradise, and I find it interesting that Dr. Luke tells us that He died with a dying thief beside Him, and the Lord also saw our old friend Lazarus, but He didn’t stay there for long!
By means of God the Holy Spirit our Lord made one of the most dramatic visits in all of history, another great title for a message we could call “A Visit to Tartarus.”
“Holy Triune Separation” – our Lord’s resurrection body is placed in the ground, His soul goes to Hades, and His spirit goes to the presence of God the Father.
In this “Holy Triune Separation,” our Lord’s human soul was in Hades in an interim body for three days and during the time that He was there he went to Tartarus.
Again 1Pe 3:20 Who – [beni ha Elohim], in prison now in Tartarus who once were disobedient, [ Gen 6] when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah,
The patience of God waited 120 years and during that period they received the most intensive gospel proclamation in all of human history from a great evangelist we know as Noah.
You don’t have to love people to preach the Gospel to them and lead them to salvation.
Just ask Jonah, the non-loving evangelist prophet, who became depressed because the Ninevites responded to the gospel of Jehovah Elohim, the Lord God.
The Lord overruled him with His over-ruling will and the men on the ship threw him overboard because he had cursed the ship and they had to throw Jonah overboard.
Because of the righteousness and justice of God we can conclude that every one of the Nephilim had a chance to believe in Christ, and every one of them said “No!”
God is always righteous and His dedication to us causes us to enjoy the inner rewards and crowns of peace, love, inner happiness, etc.
In the vacuum of their souls, they continued to worship the gods of Mount Olympus, who were not gods but demons.
PSA 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are demons.
God kept waiting under the principle that grace always precedes judgment.
This is not and cannot be a reference to water baptism or baptismal regeneration because those who went under the water were destroyed.
The water that drowned the unbelieving world was also used to deliver the eight souls who were believers and true humanity, Noah, his wife, and his three sons and their wives.
What was deliverance for the men on the ship was discipline to Jonah; Gen 50:20; Deu 23:5.
Second Prin-Water was an instrument of destruction for unbelievers but physical deliverance for believers (opposites attract).
At the moment of our salvation, the baptism of the Spirit made us members of the Royal Family of God.
Each member of Noah’s family in the ark is analogous to the believer who is union with the person of Jesus Christ.
Union with Christ delivers each member of the Royal Family of God from any form of divine judgment just like being with Noah and his family delivered anyone from the divine judgment of the flood.
Those eight souls were an anti-type or copy of what happens to us in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is given only to those believers who are called “Temples or Body” during this Church-age.
For they were delivered from the catastrophe of the flood by being inside the ark just as we are delivered from the lake of fire by being in union with Christ, due to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Just as they were safe in the ark, so we are safe in union with Christ.
Your conscience was delivered at the moment you believed in Jesus Christ as Savior, when God the H.S. entered you into union with the person of Jesus Christ, making you RFOG and a new spiritual species.
The pledge of good conscience toward God begins with knowing that you are a new spiritual species and a member of the royal family of God.
First the Lord went to Paradise then Tartarus, and then His next trip was from earth to the third heaven.
When Jesus Christ ascended, He was seated at the right hand of God the Father and received his third royal warrant, King of kings and Lord of Lords.
When TLJC went to the fallen angels of Gen 6 in Tartarus, He announced to them a victorious proclamation, that they had not succeeded in their great attempt to prevent Him from coming in the flesh as true humanity.
The Holy Spirit transferred our Lord’s human soul from Paradise to Tartarus to make His proclamation.
He announced that He had come into the world as true humanity.
HEB 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;
Then our Lord gave those fallen angels, demons and unbelievers an entire dissertation on the dispensation of the hypostatic union, and how He had been judged for the sins of the world.
He told them how their plot had failed, for true humanity had remained on the earth with Noah and his family.
This was an attempt by Satan to destroy true humanity on the earth by the sexual intercourse of angels with women producing a race of half human half angelic beings.
This was another attempt by Satan to destroy true humanity on the earth by the sexual intercourse of angels with women producing a race of half-human half-angelic beings.