We have proven beyond any doubt that Jesus went to Hades for us so that the one that trusts in His sacrifice never has to go! What a glorious provision! This selfless act of gracious love was the innocent Jesus taking the place of guilty humanity, so that the guilty can receive a place with Him as the innocent. Though this central provision of grace is not automatic, it is available to everybody that will receive it!
This is the way God so loved the world. He gave His one and only Son as a sacrifice for all. Why? Everyone who believes on Him (trusts and obeys Him) will not perish, that is, be separated from God in Hades and later thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity. What is His mighty provision for all who would trust and obey the Lord by receiving and living in His sacrifice? They would have eternal life, that is, a place in eternity with the Lord forever. That is the message of John 3:13-18! (See NET, MSG, AMP, CJB, OJB versions and others.)
Today, we continue to be in wonder at this facet etched upon the brilliant diamond of our salvation. We review some things (important in a subject like this), and then add some more scripture references to help you get the message clearly. Be mightily blessed with this anointed and enlightening series!
Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish,“Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!