What does it mean to perish? We know for absolute fact that all of us will die someday. All of our days are numbered. Death has nearly a perfect record. Death has a 99.8% successful rate. The reason why I say 99.8% is because we must keep in mind of Enoch in the Book of Genesis 5:18-24 and then Jesus Christ, The Son of God. Both Enoch and Jesus Christ makes up the 2% of deaths unsuccessful rate. Otherwise all humanity will one die, die, then after that, we all will face the judgment when we all will stand before God and give an account of our life.
In the Book of: Hebrews 4:12 for the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everyone is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him (meaning God the Father, and His Son The Lord Jesus Christ) to whom we must give an account.”
The Word of God itself judges the thoughts and the intent of the heart of all mankind. Nothing is hidden from God’s sight. All things; evil deeds; manner of speaking; thoughts and intentions are exposed into the light of Christ and all Humanity will be judged according to God’s standards: His Word Jesus Christ (John 1:1-5 & 14) and also according to His word the Holy Bible.
There’s no hiding from God. He is Omnipresent, which means: ‘Present in all places at the same time.’ And since He is Omnipresent, He see’s all things. He therefore is Omniscient, which means: “Knowing everything.” He is also The Omnipotent God, which means: ‘having unlimited power and authority. The all-powerful – The Omnipotent God.’ (all definitions are according to the Webster’s New World Dictionary) And with this fact in mind, all mankind will die and be judged by God Himself. No one is exempt as it is written:
Hebrews 9:27 just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
You see, it doesn’t matter what religion your in, or background your from, or whether you believe in God or not. ALL will before God in judgement. When all things are said, done and fulfilled, according to the Holy Spirit inspired Word of the Living God in the end of time as we know it. The Book of Revelation 20:11-12 says specifically and clearly how the final eternal judgement will play out:
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and sky fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books (notice this, books, plural. More than one book of judgment) were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
Books! There are a couple of Books which God will open to each individual on the face of the earth on judgment day. He keeps track of everything we do every day. He keeps score, He keeps records including all the sins we have ever committed, great and small. From the littlest White lie and exaggerations to the worst abominable sins on the planet of each individual, except those whom are born-again Christians who confessed our sins and repented from them all as it is written:
1John 1:5-10 this is the message we have heard from Him and declared to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, (darkness meaning, all kinds of filth and sin. Living and thinking like the world of darkness) we lie and do not live by the truth (the Holy Bible). But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His Word has no place in our hearts.
See, God erases the sins of those who are Jesus Christ’s. He wipes the slate clean and remembers there sins no more. As it also written: Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, Am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
And again in: Acts 3:19 repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord
The Books of Judgement & Eternal Rewards
In the final eternal judgment, Books will be opened. What are the books that those who rejected Jesus Christ in this life will be judged by?
The Book of Deeds: In this Book, God keeps all the accounts of all who done what. or didn’t do what they were supposed to do Mathew 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in His Fathers glory with His angels, and then He will reward each person according to what he has done.
The word “reward” in the Holy Bible has a double sided truth behind it. There is a positive side, but also a negative side as well. As you may have heard the saying, “Everyone get’s a paycheck at the end of the day.” in this passage of scripture, rewards is meaning judgement.
The Book of Idle Words: This Book, God keeps track and score of all the words, all of us has ever said from the time we were born to the time we die. Mathew 12:36 I tell you that men will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
The Lambs Book of Life: In this Book, God keeps the accounts of all who rejected and all who received the Lord Jesus the Christ as their Lord and Savior Revelation 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it (Heaven and the New Jerusalem), nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Revelation 20:12-15 The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
So the word “perish” was used by Jesus Christ Himself to explain the death as in the second death, which is the Lake of Fire after judgment. Those who do not repent will perish into Lake of Fire for all eternity! Lets recap
Luke 13:1-5 Jesus answered, ‘Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, No! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them-do you think they were more guilty than the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you No! But unless you repent, you too will parish.
Ultimately, Jesus Christ using the word perish is literally referring to the second death (The Lake of Fire), who’s names are not found in the Lambs Book of Life.
The second point to this study