Monday, April 11, 2011

Their Worm Dieth Not

Mar 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

A picture in the natural of a place where trash and garbage are burned, like the city dump. In the spiritual it refers to hell a place of fire and torment. People do not burn up and their worm, as in a buried body...yuck, dieth not. Is this a place with a literal fire? In the story of the rich man and Lazarus it sounds literal.

I have thought about this body in hell. When we are with Jesus we will receive glorified spiritual bodies. Satan is a spirit, an angel and hell was made for satan and his angels. It must be some sort of spiritual fire. The torment of spiritual worms, thoughts, regrets, torment of being separated from all that is good and with others who only add to our torment. (Like millions of depressed people complaining)

But what of souls in hell? Will they have some form of natural bodies? I think they will be souls with some form, that will continue. Sorry for the pictures I am making. There are places where people have said they are a worm and not a man.

Even Jesus said this concerning the cross, in Ps 22, a body in torment.

Psa 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Job in torment

Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

The LORD spoke to Jacob

Isa 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Saints and the damned

Isa 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Isa 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh

Jesus spoke of the worm three times in Mark

Mar 9:48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

In conclusion I see the worm as those who are in torment, a worm, not a man or woman. But for the saints, they are with Jesus forever. The Holy Spirit stays with us, we shall see no wrath of God,there will be persecution from man, but not God's wrath. We may feel as worms, but we also like Jesus despise the shame and look forward to eternal glory with Jesus.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Are we living perfect lives to where we need not witness? We just walk along and everyone is amazed at the presence of God? Maybe, but I doubt it. They hated Jesus...the devil would love to have us be silent, perhaps hiding secret sins, but pretending to be an example. I think we must be more active, warning people of hell. Showing them the grace found only in Jesus for a new life. Get the word out, the devil hates the word. Be in the truth, speaking the truth. Endure...

Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

There are still those who want to hear his message, keep going and be encouraged.

Jud 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Jud 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

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