natasha levchenko good to meet you...At 2 Corinthians 5:8, Paul says: “We are of good courage and are well pleased rather to become absent from the body and to make our home with the Lord.” Some believe that these words refer to an intermediate state of waiting. Such ones refer also to Jesus’ promise to his faithful followers that he was going to prepare a place in which to ‘receive them home to himself.’ But when would such prospects be realized? Christ said that it would be when he ‘came again’ in his future presence. (John 14:1-3) Similarly, at 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Paul said that the hope common to anointed Christians was to inherit a heavenly dwelling. This would come about, not through some presumed immortality of the soul, but through a resurrection during Christ’s presence. (1 Corinthians 15:23, 42-44)
I point you to this passage, The dead are still around us, not really gone!!
1 Samuel 28:10 Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As surely as the Lord lives, you will not be punished for this.”
11 Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?”
“Bring up Samuel,” he said.
12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!”
13 The king said to her, “Don’t be afraid. What do you see?”
The woman said, “I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.”
14 “What does he look like?” he asked.
“An old man wearing a robe is coming up,” she said.
Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.
15 Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”
ALSO (Note Jesus is telling us this story) Luke 16:22
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
natasha levchenko If the Rich man was in Gehenna (Hell) he would not call Abraham Father; Satan would be his father! Abraham would NOT call the Rich man Son if he was in Gehenna, he would be the son of Satan! NO ONE....
natasha levchenko no one would want to visit Gehenna (Hell) but some might want to visit the dead those souls NOT in hell! (Look above 1 Samuel 28:10) Saul is an example of someone wanting to visit the dead! A person in Gehenna (Hell) would be full of hate; THINK The Rich Man had Compassion he wanted to warn his brothers he was NOT full of hate! When the Rich man is sanctified Jesus can cross and bring him into his Kingdom!
Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham.
ALSO... 1 John 5:16
If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
natasha levchenko If someone dies with a sin that does NOT lead to death, they will not be in Gehenna (Hell) their soul will still be alive! They will NOT enter heaven; scriptures are clear... "Nothing impure enters heaven"! They NEED to be SACTYFYED before they can enter heaven! Prayer offered for these people will help then enter! God will give them life
In the beginning....
God the Father is Spirit!
God the Word is Spirit!
God the Holy Spirit is Spirit!
God is SPIRIT!
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
natasha levchenko The WORD became Man! God took on flesh! God lived with us! Jesus is Spirit & Flesh!