The descension of Christ…to the lower parts of the Earth

Eph 4:9-10…(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended

Love for fallen man is why Christ came down from His Heavenly position to become a mere man. God intended for Christ to become a man with flesh and blood like you and I. In God’s plan of redemption for fallen man Christ descended to earth and stepped down from His Heavenly Throne in Eternity. Jesus stepped out His Eternal mansion above, and by the Spirit was conceived in a virgin, and born of a woman during the Law of Moses. In conception He was born of Mary in Bethlehem where and for 33 years he encountered the worst conditions any human being could encounter in life. When Jesus descended…

1. He was born in a barren land
2. He was born to an enslaved people (Israel)
3. He was born in a manger
4. He caught a fish to pay taxes
5. He was a man of no reputation (33 yrs.)
6. He lived a lonesome life
7. He was a man of sorrow
8. His Apostles forsook Him at the trial
9. He died alone at Calvary
10. The father turned His back on Him when He hung on the cross
11. He died as a criminal
12. He died as a slave
13. He died a hideous death of crucifixion

Eph 4:9-10…(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended

This descension…where God was clothed with humanity is termed as “kenosis” in the Greek Text. Many pagan and heathen nations did not recognize Christ as being a man. They had to believe He was God because of the miracles He did…but back then they denied his humanity. Today they humanize Him and denounce His deity. The Gnostics denied the humanity of Christ and twisted the concept that God took upon Himself human flesh. In the death of the Saviour on the cross we read these words in the Bible, “It pleased the Father to bruise Him”…In Christ’s descension we see “love for humanity” and “love for fallen man”…The Romans were not the blame for killing Him…The Jews were not the blame for killing Him…Isa. the Prophet said, “It pleased the Lord to bruise Him”…

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Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk with the Lord. The personal walk with the Lord turned into extensive Bible studies which later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at sermon.net/holy, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room (Hubert Lindsey/ Rick Roehm MP3’s) Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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2 Responses to The descension of Christ…to the lower parts of the Earth

  1. granbee says:

    In the Book of Common Prayer (Anglican/Episcopalian), one of the versions of the NIcene Creed says that Jesus also descended into Hell from the Cross, then was resurrected from the dead!

    • rickroehm says:

      In the record of the Bible Jesus told the thief on the cross, “Today you shall be with me in Paradise”…Scriptural fact and not a man made creed.

      Also my sister…other versions of these man made creeds “omitted” that Jesus descended to Hell due to controversy. The same goes for purgatory and limbo being omitted. These man made issues are debatable, controversial, enhancing, traditional but not Biblical.

      Hades, Hell, Sheol…the unseen world. Abode of the dead. Spirit’s of the dead the just and the unjust. In the Hebrew text this abode of the dead was called Abraham’s Bosom. Abraham’s Bosom (sheol) was where the just and unjust souls of men went after death to the physical body. Lazarus and the rich man both went to Abrahams Bosom.They could see across the great gulf between…but could not cross over. In torment the rich mans soul made its abode. In bliss Lazarus made his abode. Luke 16 The abode of dead either just or unjust is determined by God. Paradise for the Just. Torment of Hell’s fire for the unjust.

      Paradise and Heaven are the same place according to the Apostle Paul…2 Cor 12:2-4
      I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the “third heaven”. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into “paradise”, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

      When Jesus told the thief about Paradise…he told him “today” you will be with me in Paradise. No gap between the soul going straight to Heaven. By the way all believing souls (the just) go to Paradise when they die. Unbelieving souls go to the torment’s of Hell as a temporary punishment for rejection of Christ. They are confined in Hell with Angels until the Judgement of the great White Throne where both death and Hell are cast into the sea of fire.

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