By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

And what is GOD'S Ark of safety for those,
who will be saved from hell in these last days?

In searching The King James Version of The Bible, the word "hell" is found 54 times throughout The Holy Scriptures. In The Old Testament, the word "hell" in Hebrew is defined by the Strong's Concordance of the Bible at number #07585 as being {sheh-ole'}, sheol: - grave, underworld, hell, pit. It is the designation for the abode of the dead. The place of no return. The place without praise of God. The wicked are sent there for punishment. The righteous are not abandoned to it. It is the place of exile (figuratively) or of extreme degradation in sin.

However, in The New Testament, the same word in Greek is defined by the Strong's Concordance of the Bible at number #1067 as being {gheh'-en-nah}, geenna: -hell, hell fire. Hell is the place of the future punishment call "Gehenna" or "Gehenna of fire". This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.

As understood and defined in both Hebrew and Greek, the definition of the word "hell" given above gives us to ways of understanding hell and what it might mean for those, who are sent from one form of hell to another. Based on the Hebrew's definition of the word, a righteous person might experience the first form of hell, which is the grave where both the righteous and the wicked will go at death, but according to the definition in Hebrew, the righteous are not abandoned, in the first form of hell, they are resurrected to Life Eternal with GOD. However, the wicked are abandoned by the wrath of GOD to face the second form of hell, from which there is no return.

To describe and warn those you love, that they might not experience hell, is like walking in the shoes of Noah, who never experienced a world wide flood, and yet, he had to preach a message of warning to a world, which new not of the flood that was soon to come upon the wicked in the world in a short time. The people of the world had eyes to see, and they saw with their eyes what was being done to prepare and to be saved from the coming flood. But they could not connect to The Truth to comprehend with their minds the evidence GOD was revealing to them through His servant Noah, who was preparing to save his household from the coming destruction upon the earth.

In the same way that man had the option to choose Life then, and avoid passing from one form of hell to the other, GOD has revealed to us the means of understanding both forms of hell that we might choose, and hopefully avoid experiencing both forms of hell. However, the problem many have been facing for many generations, even before the flood is that the enemy has been keeping the minds of men from understanding both form of hell, so that by not choosing The Truth of GOD, they would experience both form of hell. Although the people had ears to hear, to listen and respond to GOD'S Word of salvation through His servant Noah, who preached to them HIS Message of warning and Salvation by HIS Word, they chose not to abide in The Way of The LORD to Guide them into HIS Saving Grace; but chose rather to receive the wrath of GOD, to pass from their spiritual darkness to their physical darkness of death in the grave, and a future destruction of no evidence of their existence.

Paul said, "...if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake" (2 Corinthians 4:3-5). By blinding the minds of men to The Truth of the gospel, even through Noah, men followed and believed the enemy, to reject The Word of GOD, to follow their own understanding and remain in darkness to The Truth, to direct their own hearts to the broad road that leads to death and destruction of the grave, and soon to experience the destruction of hell in The Eternal flames of The Light and glory of GOD, which never goes out. In other words, the second form of hell will be a place that one cannot go back and retrieve what is there, because there is nothing there of value to retrieve, to get back, to recover, to regain, to repossess, to salvage, to rescue, to reclaim, or to redeem and taken back from a place, which will no longer be there.

Today, men and women are following the enemy's deception down the same broad road, which leads to that hell, just as the men and women did in the days of Noah. From each generation, many will experience the wrath of GOD, because they have rejected GOD'S Will to abide in The Truth of HIS Word, to save their souls from hell. The Lord said to His disciples, "...The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see [it]. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after [them], nor follow [them]. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all" (Luke 17:22-27).


One example of saving man through the flood.
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What is GOD'S Ark of Safety for those, who could be saved from both forms of hell in these last days? Did GOD call on someone to build a boat or a few boats somewhere on the earth, wherein only a selected few will be saved? Did HE call on someone to build a bunker deep in the earth wherein only those, who will be saved will live to overcome the destruction that will come upon the face of the earth?

To build an ark in these last days, a person would have to receive knowledge of the means by which the destruction would come upon the whole face of the earth. Noah did not just come up with an idea to build The Ark to save his family, and all flesh that would be saved with him. No, he had to know what he was preparing for, and to know for certain that The Ark was capable of meeting the test of seeing him and those with him through to the end. A person might consider building another ark today to save those with him from the destruction of life and property on the earth in these days, but is the coming destruction of the earth another flood for which we should prepare? Although there are many places that are being flooded around the world, if we have put our trust in The Word of GOD, then we know from GOD'S Word that this is not the means by which the whole world would be destroyed.

For GOD said by HIS Word to Noah, saying "...I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that [is] with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This [is] the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth" (Genesis 9:9-13). The rain bow in the cloud after rain is a visible sign of GOD'S Covenant between HIM and every living creature on earth, that HE will not destroy the whole world by a flood the next time.

When GOD instructed Noah to build an Ark to save mankind and beast alive from the first form of hell, which is the grave, all the people on the earth were related to Adam. After the flood, all the descendants of Adam are related to him through Noah and his family. The covenant GOD established with Noah and the earth was past on to all the descendants of both man and beast. Sure there are floods today that come as a result of a few hours of rain, or a few days of rain here and there, but the whole earth is not flooded to destruction as it was in the days of Noah. GOD has promised by HIS Word that the whole earth would not be destroyed by a flood. So this is not the means of its' destruction the time of His Coming.

If someone should seek to build an ark to save himself and those with him, he would be wasting valuable time. Time, which GOD has purchased and given to us by The Gift of HIS Son, that we might come into The True Ark of Safety before The Door of Salvation is sealed shut forever to those, who choose to remain outside of The Covenant relationship with HIS Son. For GOD will not force anyone to go against his own will of entering, or remaining outside of The Covenant relationship with HIM through HIS Son. HE does however presents and reveals to all The Truth of hell and what it means for those, who hate HIS Word and love darkness and death.

If it is our desire to receive Eternal Life and to dwell in that Eternal Covenant relationship with our heavenly Father, then we need to receive and follow HIS Will by The Only One, Who can lead us into that Covenant relationship with HIM, WHO is in heaven above. For Jesus said unto Thomas, "...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him" (John 14:6,7). However, it is the desire of the enemy, who follows not The Will of GOD, or represents HIS Word, to work by his own will of deception, to keep men and angels out of that Covenant relationship with GOD, by causing many to reject The Truth of GOD, by not believing and following HIS Word, Whom HE has sent.

When GOD called Noah to build an Ark, HE said to Noah by HIS Word that the earth was filled with violence. This was not The Image that GOD called man to represent before HIM after HIS Kind. The enemy caused the minds and hearts of men to be corrupted, to reject The Connection of GODíS Word to walk perfectly with GOD. They could not reflect The Image of GOD, neither could men comprehend the coming destruction upon them, because they were not walking perfect with GOD by HIS Word. Many had fallen away from their Spiritual Connection in The Light and Life of GOD'S Word, to a spiritual condition of darkness by the deceptive connection with the enemy, who captured them, to lead men to both forms of hell by his will. They had fallen away from The Image they were made to reflect by GOD'S Word in them, and once GOD'S Word was rejected by the influence of the enemy, many were transformed to become a slave and an influence of the enemy to reflect his image, to do his work of causing and bringing darkness and death upon all men.


Hell's second example through Sodom and Gomorrah
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Although the enemy desires to keep us from trusting and following The Will of GOD by HIS Word, Jesus said to the Pharisees, "...I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, [yet] my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also" (John 8:12-19).

With The Light of The Word shinning in and through him, John testified and gave honor to The Word of GOD, and said, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not" (John 1:4,5). With this understanding of Christ being The Light and Life of men, John further testified and said, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love" (1 John 4:4-8).

Do we have The Light of Life abiding in us to know The Truth of The Father and HIS Son? Is The Father a Mystery to those, who seek to know HIM by HIS Word? Have we received and trusted in The Testimony that HE has revealed to us by HIS Son, and HIS Son has revealed to us of His Father? Have we been sealed in The Truth of HIS Word to avoid both forms of hell to live with Christ in The PRESENCE of The Father in HIS House? What does it mean when Christ says, He will come in the glory of His Father with the holy angels?


The revealing of hell through GOD'S creation.
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The people in the days of the flood, and in the days of Sodom and Gomorah grew accustom to the wickedness and the works of darkness. They were unprepared for the coming destruction, which came upon them one week after the door of The Ark was shut and sealed. And GOD opened the floodgates during the flood to wash and cleanse away the wickedness of sin from the earth. And the same day that the last means of restraint was rejected, and Lot left the city to save his own life, the people, who were exceedingly wicked before The LORD, rejected to walk according to GOD'S Word of Justice and Judgment were destroyed to cleanse the place by HIS Holy Presence of The LORD. By rejecting The Way of The LORD, they did wrong to their own souls. By their rejection of HIS Way, they could not stand before The LORD, and they chose death and darkness over GOD'S Gift of Light and Life in HIS Word. They chose a place of hell without the praise of God, over a place of Eternal Life in giving glory and praise to GOD.

Through the writings of The LORD'S servant, The Word revealed the condition of the earth in these last days that destroys the gods of mans' hands which they serve. These statements were selected and placed in a book called Christian Service. And in the chapter called "Restraining Spirit of God Being Withdrawn", She wrote and said...

Restraining Spirit of God Being Withdrawn

The restraining Spirit of God is even now being withdrawn from the world. Hurricanes, storms, tempests, fire and flood, disasters by sea and land, follow each other in quick succession. Science seeks to explain all these. The signs thickening around us, telling of the near approach of the Son of God, are attributed to any other than the true cause. Men cannot discern the sentinel angels restraining the four winds that they shall not blow until the servants of God are sealed; but when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there shall be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture.--Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 408.

The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. The agencies of evil are combining their forces, and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.--Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 11.

The time is at hand when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal. The Spirit of God is being withdrawn. Disasters by sea and by land follow one another in quick succession. How frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are capricious outbreaks of disorganized, unregulated forces of nature, wholly beyond the control of man; but in them all, God's purpose may be read. They are among the agencies by which He seeks to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger Christian Service page 52.

When men put their trust in the works of their own hands, and worship and serve these things more than the worship and service to GOD, these things have become their gods, which occupy all their time, with little or no time to walk with GOD in serving HIS Word. When The GOD of nature withdraws HIS control and protection from those, who reject HIS Word, can these things remain standing under the forces of nature from the ground, the wind, the fire and the waters of floods? Will they stand at Christ second coming? Will we be standing for Him, or for the wisdom of men?

In the days of Daniel, he along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, along with other Jews were captured and taken from their own land and brought to Babylon by the invading king named Nebuchadnezzar. He like a type of the enemy sought to wean them from the teachings of The Word of The LORD, to cause them to be so entangled with the gifts of the king, that they would fall down and worship him and do his will. But Daniel and his friend purposed in their hearts not to eat of the king's meat. They stood firm in The Word in their hearts and did not violate their walk with The LORD. The day came when they were ordered to bow down and worship an image, which stood for the king's authority over his reign. But it was against The Covenant of The GOD of heaven and earth, WHO had Greater Authority over the people than the king. Are there men today influencing men and women, who desire to walk in The Will of GOD, to violate and do the will of men?

As it was then, the three Hebrew boys violated the kings order to not bow down to his image, and was thrown into a fiery furnace, which was made to be seven times hotter for those, who would not bow down. "Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God" (Daniel 3:24,25).

At the coming of Christ, that day will not be like every other day, because The Glory of GOD and all the angels will be far more Glorious than a regular day lived by men. John was blessed in vision to see the City of GOD where the saints will dwell with The Father and The Son. He said, "...I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Revalation 21:22-27).

The vision given to Isaiah reveals that although there is no need of the sun or the moon, he said, "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning [with] his anger, and the burden [thereof is] heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire" (Isaiah 30:26,27). From this view of what's to come, those, who mock those, who with good intentions try to warn and prepare them for what's coming, they should look in the mirror of GOD'S Word to examine where they might be standing. Are you standing firm in GOD'S Will, or are you bowing to the enemy's deceptions to do and follow his will? When The Lord comes in HIS Father's Glory and with the Holy angels, Will you be among those, who know Him and have done HIS will by HIS Word?

Jeremiah testified of that day and said, "[As] the partridge sitteth [on eggs], and hatcheth [them] not; [so] he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. A glorious high throne from the beginning [is] the place of our sanctuary. O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, [and] they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters. Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise. Behold, they say unto me, Where [is] the word of the LORD? let it come now. As for me, I have not hastened from [being] a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was [right] before thee. Be not a terror unto me: thou [art] my hope in the day of evil. Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

"Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring [it] in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever" (Jeremiah 17:11-25).

When a person says that he, or she is living in hell, or going through hell, he/she is saying that the struggle that he/she might be going through is unbearable to the point of death. So as a metaphor, people, who use the word hell to describe the pain, or the struggle that they might be dealing with, it may be for a short time; but in reality, hell is like a heart, a room or the world in darkness to The Truth, and seeks to remain in the darkness when a light is turned on to expose and cleanse the heart, the room or the world of that error. But when The Light of Christ appears in the heavens on that day of un-expecting welcome, then there will be no hiding place to run from His Glory. When The Light of His Glory with The Father and the Holy angels is revealed, there is no place for sin and darkness to hide. There is no place that a defiled and darken heart can hide if that man or woman violate and remain outside The Covenant of GOD'S Will.

If you are blessed of GOD to see another day of life during these troubling times, it is by GOD'S Grace the you have been given time to confess your violation of HIS Way, and change your walk from one that leads you away from HIM, to a walk with HIS Word, Who leads us by His Light and Life into that Covenant and Saving relationship with GOD through HIS Word. And He will come to redeem us from this hell of being separated from HIM in this world of darkness and death, and take us to that New Jerusalem home where we will be together with Him and The Father forever.


What is HIS Power of Light?
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