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LES FELDICK>> Okay, good to

have everybody back. I

guess you've all had your

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Well, you know, I always

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all for now. Let's get

right back for starters

anyway, back to Ephesians

chapter 2 verse 1 for just

a moment. And that last

half-hour went so fast I

didn't quite get it

finished the way I wanted

to, but anyhow, chapter 2

of Ephesians verse 1 Paul

says of us Believers, that

we "Were (past tense) dead

in trespasses and sins."

And so we went back if you

remember, and reconstructed

as Adam was created and he

was given a perfect body,

with no seeds of death. He

could have lived forever.

God gave him a personality

of mind, will and emotion

that was patterned after

the very personality of God

Himself. And then gave Adam

a third part, the spirit,

with which he could

fellowship with God.

And which in turn had

an influence on his

personality and it in turn

had an influence on the

body. So, Adam was under

a perfect set of

circumstances in a perfect

body and with a perfect

soul and spirit. But, then

we went and looked how that

he ate and immediately then

the body began to die. Even

though he lived 939 years,

yet death caught up with

him and he died. Physical

death. His soul was

separated from his physical

body. And then we pointed

out in our last half-hour

how that Adam now

immediately became a sin

nature. Now, the reason I'm

using that word is because

so often Paul uses that,

that we are sin-natured.

And the things that we do

naturally are not godly,

they're ungodly. That's

just the bent of the old

Adamic nature but remember

the spirit part died and

completely became

inoperative and so every

child born from Adam and

Eve on are only now a

two-part being, a physical

body with a soul (mind,

will and emotion) but it is

a sin-natured creature. All

right, now we're going to

pursue the lost person a

little further because you

know, that's the format of

Scripture. The natural

first and then the

spiritual. So we're going

to look at the natural for

a little bit yet. The

person who is living but he

is spiritually dead and

what is his future, if he

does not come into God's

saving Grace. Let's so back

to John's Gospel chapter 5.

John's Gospel chapter 5 and

we're going to jump in at

verse 28, Honey. John's

Gospel chapter 5 verse 28.

And this is Jesus speaking,

of course, during His

earthly ministry. And

they're asking Him a lot of

questions. But here again,

Jesus doesn't give us any

background doctrinally how

all of this was brought

about. He leaves that for

Paul to reveal. But He does

tell us the end result of a

man or woman or boy or girl

who is nothing more than

body and soul. All right,

chapter 5 verse 28 of

John's Gospel, Jesus says,

"Marvel not at this for the

hour is coming (now He

doesn't put a date or a

year on it, but it's a

point in time. And it's

coming!) in which all that

are in the graves shall

hear his voice (that is the

voice of God to come forth)

and they shall come forth."

Nobody is going to not hear

that call to come forth

from the grave. Whether

they're lost or saved. "And

they shall come forth, they

who have done good." Now I

always have to stop there,

remember there's only one

way we can please God. And

what is it? By Faith! See?

That's what's implied even

though Jesus doesn't say

it, there's only one way of

doing good in God's eyes

and that is to exercise

Faith. All right, so 'they

who are of Faith,' in other

words, "will come forth

unto the resurrection of

(what?) life." Now of

course, the word eternal

isn't in there but it's

certainly implied. Because

what does John 3:16 say?

"For whosoever believeth in

him shall not perish but

have (what?) everlasting

life." And so that's always

implied, that the Believer

is looking forward to an

eternal life situation. All

right, now then, the next

part of the verse says,

"But they who have done

evil." Well, now what's the

opposite of doing good? No

Faith. And I could stand

here the rest of the

afternoon and give you

scriptural instances of

lost people who were lost

only because they would not

believe what God said. I

can start with Cain. How

many times when I've taught

back in Genesis, I

wouldn't doubt a bit that

Cain was a nicer man than

Able. He was probably the

kind of a guy that

everybody would just say

'isn't he a swell guy?'

But, what was his problem?

No Faith. Didn't believe a

word God said. And so he's

lost. All right, the next

perfect example of that was

Esau. Jacob and Esau,

twins. Same parents, same

environment. And again, I

wouldn't doubt that Esau

was probably a more

likeable fellow than Jacob,

in fact, I know that from a

man's point of view, he

was. Because which one of

the two did Isaac prefer?

Esau. Nice guy. Good

fellow. But what was his

problem? No Faith. No

Faith. Whatever God said

didn't mean a thing to him.

And that's why he was

willing to sell his

birthright for what? A bowl

of bean soup. See? Oklahoma

people know that better and

Texas too, I guess.

(Laughter) They like that

bean soup. And Esau gave it

all up for a bowl of soup.

Why? No Faith. And he's

lost. For all eternity,

simply because he had no

Faith. And so all of the

way up through Scripture

you have this that they may

have been better people.

They may have been more

moral, but they were

destitute of Faith and so

God calls them evil,

ungodly. They're wicked.

All right, reading on, "So

they who have done evil

(and again I'm going to put

the verb back in there)

will come to the

resurrection of damnation

(or a better word is,

condemnation)." In other

words, every lost person

from Cain who left this

life when their body died,

their soul continued to

live. Now I was just

telling somebody at break

time, maybe this is a good

time to explain it here. So

many times Paul uses the

word 'sleep' when he refers

to those who have died. In

fact, let's look at the

Scriptures so you know what

I'm talking about. We're

through in John, go ahead

and turn with me to, is it

I Corinthians 15? Where he

uses the word 'sleep'?

Yeah. I Corinthians 15. I

just need one, I guess, he

also uses it in I

Thessalonians chapter 4.

But I Corinthians 15

dropping down to verse 51.

I Corinthians 15 verse 51,

where he says, "Behold I

show you a mystery, we

shall not all sleep." Well,

what's he talking about?

Die physically. In fact,

that's the way I usually

read it, you know. 'We

shall not all die

physically.' But he uses

the word sleep. All right,

now if we've got time,

let's take it, I

Thessalonians, he uses the

same word. I Thessalonians

chapter 4. I Thessalonians

chapter 4 verse 13. I

Thessalonians 4 verse 13,

I'm going to wait until you

all get it because people

in their living room are

doing the same thing you

are, hopefully. All right,

"I would not (he writes)

have you to be ignorant

brethren concerning them

who are (what?) asleep."

What's he talking about?

Believers who have died,

that's all. Now some cults

particularly have taken

that to mean that when a

Believer dies he goes into

an unconscious state, I

think one that I read about

even feel that the soul

stays with that body that

goes to the grave and it is

merely asleep. Listen, the

soul never sleeps. The soul

of the lost person as we're

going to see here in a

minute, goes immediately to

hell, now people don't like

to hear that anymore, but

see I'm not afraid of that.

I've always said, if they

don't like the way I teach,

they can push the off

button and if the money

stops, then I quit coming

up here. And I've said over

and over again, then I'll

spend more time with the

cattle. Now I'm sure the

Lord doesn't want it that

way. But I've got that

option, see? And so it

doesn't scare me that I'm

going to lose a retirement,

or anything like that if I

can't keep doing what I'm

doing. So, I'm going to

teach it the way the Bible

puts it and if people don't

like it that's tough. The

lost person is going to go

to hell. All right, but,

the soul never sleeps. But,

what about the body? We can

refer to it as being asleep

because what's going to

happen one day? It's going

to be resurrected. It's

going to be 'woke up'. You

know, I told Iris, I guess

the best example I ever had

of that that's only

happened once in my life, I

can in one noon hour and I

was so exhausted, I don't

know what I'd been doing

but I was exhausted. But

yet, I had a lot of work to

do that afternoon and I

said, Honey, I'm going to

take a thirty-minute nap

and then I've got to get

going again. She said,

Okay, I'll call you. And

you know from the time that

I hit the pillow until she

said, Les it's time for you

to get going. It just

seemed to me like it was a

split second. Have you ever

had that happen? Yeah. Now

that's exactly what

physical death is. The old

body is put in the grave

and it's really asleep, but

before it knows that time

has even gone by, what's

going to happen? The Lord's

going to call and the

trumpet of God is going to

sound and that body is

going to be raised from the

dead. It's going to be

awake in a split second.

But always remember the

soul never sleeps. All

right, but we're going to

deal with the lost person

first and then we'll come

back and look at the

Believer. So the lost

person, his body dies. His

old sin nature, which has

never gotten right with

God, goes out into eternity

not to be stopped or end

but he goes consciously to

hell, to the place that is

waiting for the

resurrection then of the

lost person. Now, let me

take you back to Matthew

chapter 7, no before you go

to Matthew 7, let's go back

to Ephesians 2 for just a

second and then we're going

to go to Matthew 7 so if

you've already got it,

Honey hang on to it. Let's

go back to Ephesians 2 for

just a minute. Verses 2 and

3 and then we're going to

make some comment.

Ephesians 2 again, verses 2

and 3, "Wherein (that is

dead in trespasses and

sins).wherein (Paul says)

in times past you (speaking

of you and I as

Believers).we walked

according to the course of

this world. According to

the prince of the powers of

the air (Satan, under his

control) the spirit (small

's', so it's not the Holy

Spirit).the spirit that now

worketh in the children of

disobedience. Among whom

also we (including himself,

see?).we (walked or all had

our manner of living,)

conversation in times past

in the desires of our

flesh, fulfilling the

desires and the mind and

were by nature the children

of wrath even as others."

All right, now turn with me

to Matthew chapter 7; I

hope that's where it's at.

Matthew 7 verse 13 and 14.

Verses that you don't hear

much anymore. My when I was

young I used to hear it

quite often. But I haven't

heard them now in a long

time. But they're still in

The Book. And this is what

the Lord said Himself,

Matthew 7 verse 13, got it?

Okay. "Enter (he says) you

in at the straight gate for

wide is the gate and broad

is the way that leadeth to

(what?) destruction." See?

Not eternal life. Eternal

condemnation. And so,

"broad is the way that

leadeth to destruction and

many there by that go in

thereat." Verse 14. Why do

the many take the broad

way? "Because (the next

verse says) straight is the

gate and narrow is the way

which leadeth unto life."

And again, like I said a

moment ago, what's implied?

Eternal life. "Narrow is

the way which leadeth unto

life (eternal life) and

(what's the word?) few

there be that find it."

Years ago and now I've made

reference to him a long

time ago because we had a

lot of business dealings

together. I had a fellow

who did a lot of buying

from me and so forth, but

he was a member of one of

the largest religious

systems in the world and he

was trying to implore me to

become a part of his

religious system and I

said, 'now wait a minute.

My Bible tells me that

based on numbers alone

you're going the wrong

direction and I don't want

to be part of it.' He said,

'What do you mean?' I said,

'Have you ever heard of the

verse in the Bible that

says broad is the way and

many go in thereat. But

narrow is the way that

leadeth to eternal life and

few there be that find it.'

I said, 'Tell me something,

does your particular

religion qualify for many

or few?' Boy, I had him.

Well, he said, 'well, we're

many.' I said, 'Then

according to that, where

are you?' He said, 'On the

way to destruction.' I

said, 'You named it. That's

true.' Because you see, all

through Scripture has God

ever had the 'many'? Never.

Never! There's a doctrine

that you can follow all the

way from Genesis through

to Revelation and I call

it the doctrine of the

remnant. Now those of you,

you women especially who go

to the fabric shops, what

do you like to find? A

remnant. Because it's just

a little bit left of the

whole bolt. Well, you see

that's what God has kept

all through human history

is that little remnant.

Once in a while it got so

small that you could hardly

see it, like at the end of

the first 1600 years of

human history, we had the

event of the Flood. How

many were saved from the

Flood? Eight, out of

probably four billion. Then

you come to the next

graphic description, is

when Elijah was confronting

the prophets of Baal up

there on Mount Carmel and

then he ran scared clear

down to the south end of

the Sinai Peninsula, hid

under a juniper tree and

what was his graphic

statement? 'Lord I'm the

only one left.' But what

did God say? 'Elijah, I

have seven thousand who

have not bowed their knee

to Baal.' In other words,

they were still Believers.

Now that sounds pretty

good, but see, Israel has

always had a population

running between 7 and 10

million. All right, now to

make sure I didn't goof, I

put it on my calculator

just before I left. Do you

know what the percentage is

of 7,000 out of 7,000,000?

It's .01. Not .1, like I

had said once before, I

thought it was 1/10 of 1

percent but it's 1/100 of 1

percent. That's what seven

thousand out of seven or

eight million amounts to.

Pretty small remnant isn't

it? And it's always been

that way. And it's that way

today. We're getting down

to a smaller and smaller

percentage every day. But,

is God surprised? No. It's

always been that way, and

this is what he meant. That

'wide is the gate that

goeth to destruction.' And

that's where most people

are headed. Because you

see, they're going out into

eternity with nothing more

than that physical body

that's now been laid in the

grave. It's asleep waiting

for the resurrection that

Jesus talked about in

chapter 5 and they went out

with a rebellious,

sin-natured soul that is

going to now be called up

to where? The Great White

Throne. All right, we've

got a few minutes left.

Let's come back to

Revelation; let's follow

these lost people. Now if

you doubt me that lost

people go to hell

consciously, and I mean

with all consciousness of

their existence, we won't

take time in this half-hour

but you all know the

account of Abraham and

Lazarus in his bosom. And

the Scripture gives us just

one little window, as we

like to say lately, one

little window of

opportunity for

information. It's the

only time that we have any

account of it in Scripture

but again, the Lord

referred to it Himself. And

through that little window

of information, we found

Abraham conversing with

whom? The rich man, in

hell. In torment. And the

rich man was conscious even

though he wasn't there in

body; he was only there in

the area of the soul - the

mind, will and emotions.

Yet the consciousness was

so real that what did he

ask Abraham to do? Somehow

dip his finger in water and

cool his tongue because he

was in torment in the

flame. Now the Lord Jesus

Himself used that. That

didn't come from some

storyteller. That was the

Lord Himself, so we know

that the lost are in a

torment situation but

that's not the end. They're

going to be resurrected

out. Jesus said they would

and they're going to be

again given a body, not fit

for Glory, but a body fit

for their next abode which

is what? Revelation, now

chapter 20, Revelation

chapter 20 we'll have to do

this kind of quickly too,

time's almost gone. Verse

4. Revelation 20. And when

the thousand year kingdom

has come to an end a Satan

is released and all that,

then verse 4, John says, "I

saw thrones and they that

sat upon them and judgment

(or rule) was given unto

them and I saw the souls of

them who were beheaded for

the witness of Jesus and

for the Word of God and who

had not worshipped the

beast nor his image." In

other words, this includes

I think, the Believers of

all the Ages, as well as

the Tribulation Believers

who will have been

martyred. "And they lived

and reigned with Christ a

thousand years." But now

verse 5, "But, (now we look

at the other side of the

coin).But, the rest of the

dead." Well, if you've got

all the Believers involved

up here in verse 4, then it

naturally follows, who's

the rest of the dead? Lost

people, the lost from Cain

and Esau and all the way on

up through until the end of

the time of opportunity.

All right, "the rest of the

dead, lived not again (but

what's the next word?)

Until." So there's coming a

day they're going to

brought back on the scene

see? It's not the end when

they go to hell. No they're

going to be resurrected

out. All right, "The rest

of the dead live not again

until the thousand years

were finished." Now this is

kind of confusing. This is

the first resurrection.

It's not talking about the

rest of the dead, it's

talking about which ones?

The ones up in verse 4.

They were in the first

resurrection, which was the

resurrection unto what?

Life! But the rest of the

dead are going to have to

wait. Now we pick the rest

of the dead.well, let's

read verse 6, "Blessed and

holy is he who has part in

the first resurrection."

Those are the Believers.

"On such the second death,

(or the second separation

from God) has no power."

All right, then you come on

down to verse 11, hope I've

got time, "And I saw a

great white throne and him

who sat on it (which of

course, will be Christ)

from whose face the earth

and the heavens fled away

and there was found no

place for them. And I saw

the dead, (the lost who had

been down in hell in

torment, ever since they

died).and I saw the dead

small and great, (but now

where are they?) standing

before God and the books

were opened. And another

book, which was the book of

life. And the dead (those

spiritually dead who never

entered into Salvation,

they have now spent all

these Ages, however long,

in hell, in torment and now

they've been resurrected

out and they're standing

before Christ at the Great

White Throne and then it

says, verse 14.) And death

and hell were cast into the

lake of fire, this is the

(what death?) the second

death," See? A Believer

will never face the second

death, because we

experience our second

death, we'll look at that

in the next half-hour, we

experienced our second

death when we identified

with Christ and we died on

the Cross. But these

unbelievers have been

designated to hell, where

they are conscious. They

are resurrected out. Given

a body fit for their next

abode, which is the lake of

fire. See that? And so,

"Death and hell were cast

into the lake of fire, this

is the second death and

whosoever was not found

written in the Book of Life

was cast into the lake of

fire." Horrible isn't it?

That's what The Book says.

You'd better believe it.

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