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    Lake of Fire - Bible Question

    I have a Bible Question..
    Dr Swift says this about the lake of fire that it is translated into 'Cloud of Glory'...'Shekinah Glory'
    Where in Strong's Concordance can I find the definition for this???
    Do you know what the reading in Strong's is for this?

    Someone tells me in My Bible that there is a Lake of Fire. That is what I have been telling you, so get your Bible and go back to your concordance, and you will find something which will surprise you. Look it up, and you will find that the translation..Lake of Fire, is 'Cloud of Glory'...'Shekinah Glory'..the essence of the Light wave length and vibrations of God's own Holy Nature.


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    Re: Lake of Fire - Bible Question

    Dr. Swift explains;

    Now the word ‘Shekinah’ is a Hebrew word, and it is talking about the Effulgent Majesty of the Glory that shines forth from the presence of the Most High God. Whenever the word appears it is of course in Hebrew and it is not in the translation, but it talks about the radiant light, and we call it by the name which was intended...The Shekinah Glory of the Most High Yahweh. It is an intense and very important area of development in the knowledge of the Scripture.

    There are many places in the scriptures where it talks to us about the Glory of God, and the Glory of God fills the heavens and the earth. In the Book of Exodus we discover that when He took His people out of Egypt that He traveled over them in His Shekinah Glory, and the Shekinah was the visible evidence that He was there. In the 13th., chapter and verse 21., “and Yahweh went before His people by day in a cloud.” So He went before them in a cloud of His Shekinah Glory. It was as tho a pillar of fire by night because of the radiance which stood before the people. He let the Shekinah Glory shine forth by day and by night. Then in the 14th., chapter of Exodus we read:.. “And the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh and I have gotten honor upon Pharaoh, and upon his chariots and upon his horsemen. (Vs.. 19) and the angel of Yahweh which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them.” The Shekinah Glory of Yahweh was both...before them and behind them. So the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night was the evidence of His Shekinah Glory. Then for 40 years the Shekinah Glory hovered over Israel in their exodus. And the Majesty of the power and the tremendous efficiency of Yahweh’s Spirit stood before Israel and this is a witness of His Power and His Glory and to His people.


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    Re: Lake of Fire - Bible Question

    Sheldon Emry had a Q & A this is from Issue 4

    Question No. 3
    You say there is no burning hell,
    and yet I read in Revelation 20:15
    about sinners being cast into the lake
    of fire. How do you explain that?
    First of all, this verse says nothing
    about men being tortured in that' 'fire." It
    does not even tell us that those sinners
    will be immortal and will remain alive
    while that "fire" tortures them for eternity.
    If the fire were literal, then the most
    we could say is that the sinners would be
    burned up and destroyed.
    The problem usually arises when we
    fail to read Daniel 7 along with
    Revelation 20. Daniel 7:9 & 10 speaks
    of the great judgment: ". . . His throne was
    like the fiery flame; and his wheels as
    burning fire. A fiery stream issued and
    came forth from before him; thousand
    thousands ministered unto him, and ten
    thousand times ten thousand stood before
    him; the judgment was set, and the books
    were opened."
    Daniel pictures the "lake of fire" as
    issuing from God and His throne. The
    throne is a universal symbol of Law. A
    king sitting upon a throne pictures that
    king ruling by Law and judging the people
    by means of Law. Thus, the fiery throne of
    Daniel 7:9 is actually the fiery Law of
    God by which God judges all men. Deut.
    33:2 speaks of God's Law as a "fiery Law,"
    and Jeremiah 23:9 says, "Is not my word
    like as a fire?"
    So it all boils down to one thing: If you
    want to learn the nature of the "lake of
    fire," you must learn the basic principles
    of God's Law by which God judges all sin.
    Does God's Law demand torture for sin?
    No, for Paul tells us that "the wages of sin
    is death." (Note: it does NOT say "spiritual
    It is a basic principle of Bible Law that
    justice is never satisfied until full restitution
    has been paid to all the victims of
    injustice. Our modern minds have been
    conditioned by tradition to believe that
    justice is when the criminal has been
    properly tortured on the rack or behind
    bars, but these penalties for sin are not
    found in God's Law.
    Rather, God's Law demands restitution,
    because the purpose and goal of
    God's judgments are: (1) to repay all victims
    of injustice; and (2) to correct and
    rehabilitate the sinner. God's judgments
    are much like a parent disciplining a child
    in this way. God's fiery judgment is corrective
    in nature, as Isaiah 26:9 says: "When
    Thy judgments are in the earth, the
    inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness."
    The lake of fire is described in Rev.
    21:8 as "the lake which burneth with fire
    and brimstone." The Greek word translated
    "brimstone," actually means sulfur, but
    the word has a double meaning. The original
    Greek word is theo, usually translated
    "God." Sulphur, or theo, was considered
    to be sacred to the ancient Greeks. It was
    used to purify and cleanse. Thus, in its
    verb form the word means to hallow, make
    divine or to dedicate to God.
    Thus, the lake of fire and brimstone is
    a lake of divine purification or consecration
    to God. Its purpose will be to correct
    and purify the sinner, not simply to torture
    him or even annihilate him. Those
    who are cast into this lake of fire will be
    forced to pay restitution for all the sins
    they committed, since they did not place
    their faith in the righteousness of Christ
    and receive forgiveness of sins. We may
    not know how God is going to judge each
    sin, but God has given us His righteous
    and just Law that we may know the basic
    principles of true justice. Let us not be
    swayed by the "justice" of the world, with
    its imprisonment and torture.
    4 - The Answering Service

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    Re: Lake of Fire - Bible Question

    Quote Originally Posted by malachi83 View Post
    who are cast into this lake of fire will be
    forced to pay restitution for all the sins
    they committed, since they did not place
    their faith in the righteousness of Christ
    and receive forgiveness of sins.
    Hello Malachi83,

    “That consuming fire is eternal as YHWH himself; it is because He is; it is that which was from the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. In that scorching, purifying blast everything shrivels up and perishes which does not pertain to Christ and the kingdom of Christ in the heart of Adam-man. If there be one thing for which we ought to rejoice and praise YHWH without ceasing, it is that eternal fire which will burn up all the foulness and rottenness, all the wickedness and hate, all the shame and wrong from which our souls have ever suffered. "And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'YHWH is my God.'" Zech 13:9. It is not evil that will have the last word, but good, not sorrow but joy, not sin, but holiness.” For our kinsman, those who have rejected Christ and live the lives of pagans shall be cast into “outer darkness”. The term “outer darkness” can only be found three times in Scripture, and only in the book of Matthew. (Matt. 8:12, 22:13, 25:30). If you have a good cross reference KJV you will find that the book of Matthew 8:11, 12 will cross reference to the book of Luke 13:28, 29 by simply using the shorter term “thrust out”. (KJV) Strong’s Concordance #1857 = Exteros (Outer), #4655 = Skotos (Shadiness, Obscurity). Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament #1857 = exootero, exootera, exooteron; the darkness outside the limits of the lighted palace. The Greek word ekballo, is used in both Matthew and Luke and simply means “cast out”. (In the Greek text there are definite articles before both the noun and adjective, pointing to a particular place of darkness outside a particular place of light). The expressed thoughts by both Matthew and Luke locate this place immediately outside and contiguous to the region from which those in view are “cast out”. Both passages refer to the same place; a place of darkness on the outside. The Book of Revelation chapter 21 verse 23 states. And the city (New Jerusalem) 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 (Christ) is the light thereof. Therefore, it stands to reason. If you are not in the presents of Christ then you must be outside of his presents in outer darkness. Therefore we can only hope and pray that they will come to the knowledge of the truth before judgment day.


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