The Opening of the Gates of Hades

Beware iPhone users, Siri predicts that the Gates of Hades will be opened on the 27th of July 2014?

OK, its only an iPhone stroke Google App, yet there are a few interesting points we might want to consider as the day approaches.

Hell is not Hades, else Hell is cast into Hell in Revelation 20:14

Revelation 20:14
Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire [Gehenna = Hell] .

Hades is the prison where today, so long after the Cross the souls of those whom having died rejecting Christ’s payment for their sins are held, there to await judgement and sentencing on that ‘Great Day’.
For upon His death Jesus immediately descended into Hades, where because of an innocent life He annulled the power of the ‘Law of Sin and Death’ over all who patiently waited for Him. For in life they had believed that their Messiah would accomplish all that was written of Him... even that having paid for their sins He would by entering Hades on their behalf, destroy the law that had bound them there setting them free.

Colossians 2:15
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Whom having so accomplished now holds the Keys of Hades and of Death, detaining and releasing whomsoever He will, Satan having lost all authority over that place.

Revelation 1:18
[I am] the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Hades.

In Revelation 9:1 we hear of the opening of the Abyss.

Revelation 9:1
The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.

However, although both the Abyss and Hades are located within the Earth, the Abyss is not Hades nor is Hades the Abyss. For as Hades holds the souls of men who must receive an everlasting sentenced, so too is the Abyss the prison house of those celestial entities, who by overstepping their given authority also await judgement and sentence thereafter to be cast into an everlasting Hell.

Luke 8:30-31
30 - Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him.
31 - And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

Yet as Revelation 9:1 suggests, there shall soon come a time when at least Satan and his angels can ‘seemingly’ enter and leave the Abyss. For it is from the Abyss that the Antichrist shall arise to inhabit the body of a soon to come [possibly already alive] Great World Leader.

Revelation 17:8A
The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction.

And as the Abyss is often linked to vast expanses of water, we see his ascension from the Abyss recorded in:

Revelation 13:1
Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads. On his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads, blasphemous names.

Now if Revelation 13:1 is a picture of a celestial being rising from the Abyss below to inhabit the body of the Great World leader, might Revelation 13:11 be a picture of his sidekick ‘The False Prophet’ rising from Hades beneath?. I believe it might, not that he is the False Prophet that is clearly stated, but rather that the False Prophets springs from Hades beneath and not from the Abyss.

Rev 13:11
I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.

For both Hades and the Abyss are within the Earth[Though not physical], but Hell is never spoken of as being below but rather shall swallow-up Hades at the conclusion of this age [Revelation 20:14], being eternal. If I am right it would mean that the Beast, even Antichrist is a celestial entity, but the ‘False Prophet’ being the soul of a man once walked this Earth. This would mean that Jesus who currently holds the ‘Keys of Hades and Death’ will allow this man to rise from the dead to fulfill His good purpose. Who he was, I can only speculate... but have a few ideas as I am sure do you.

Don’t confuse this resurrection with the boast of antichrist.

Revelation 17:8A
The beast that you saw was[Once lived]
and is not[Died]
and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction.[Shall live again]

I believe what we are speaking regarding antichrist is:
That the Great World leader’s body having apparently been killed, is raised to life again by the presence of the foul entity that rises from the Abyss and enters him, thus having once lived, dies only to live again. His fatal injuries are clearly seen in Zechariah 11:17.

Zechariah 11:17
Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!

The ‘great World Leader’ is quite possibly the seventh in a Chronological line of World Leaders that I currently do not fully understand, whom after a short time in office is killed, soon after to be raised by the entity from the Abyss to be the eighth... but inhabiting the body of the seventh is of the seven. I’m also assuming that the gap between the sixth which was alive when John wrote Revelation, and the seventh is that same gap seen all over Scripture, even the Church Age which had a beginning and shall have an end.

  • Five are fallen [Five have past]
  • One is [The sixth was alive when John wrote The Revelation]
  • -----------The Church Age-----------
  • A Great World Leader is the Seventh [As soon as the Church is gone]
  • He dies
  • His body is resurrected by the Beast from the Abyss to be the eighth, but inhabiting the body of the seventh is thus of the seven.

Revelation 17:9-11
9 - Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
10 - They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while.
11 - The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.

So what is Siri talking about?

Revelation states that the Beast ascends out of the Abyss before the ‘False Prophet’ rises from Hades, additionally we also know that the Beast shall only be recognised as the Antichrist when he sits in the rebuilt Temple and not before.

2 Thessalonians 2:4
He who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or that is worshiped; so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself up as God.

Therefore if Siri has any relevance at all, it would be informing us that the ‘False Prophet’ was entering our World between the 27th of July and the 3rd of September [see below] of 2014, whom Jesus would have allowed holding the keys of Hades since His death. Additionally it would also be informing us that Antichrist was already in the World, waiting to be revealed when He sits in the Temple as though he was God.
There are of cause some problems with that scenario if we assume that antichrist enters the Great World Leader after he is killed, but not if he having previously entered him he waits patently for the day of his revealing.

Anyway, its an iPhone App Google thing... which having touched upon the Gates of Hades has given me an opportunity to write a blog about Hades, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Which by the way also states that the Gates of Hades shall closed on the 3rd of September 2014.

Probably nothing but... it’s interesting that throughout Scripture Satan not only seems to mimic Christ in as many ways as he can but often appears to be bound by the very same rules that God has bound Himself, at least when it comes to His dealing with men.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

Anyway, Satan is not limited using Hollywood to announce what he is about to unleash upon the Earth, but ‘maybe likes to use your iPhone’ too!

Update - 27th March 2014
Below is a simplified version of why I ‘lean’ towards the notion that the False Prophet will be raised from Hades by Jesus, meaning he is the soul of a man who once walked this Earth, whose soul will be in some way resurrected. One of the greatest contender for this of cause is Nero... who from his death was prophesied [Not by God’s prophets] to rise again. He was also known as ’The Beast’, leading many to believe he would be the Antichrist, yet I suggest he could well be The False Prophet.

Nero was indeed a monster, whom painted lines of Christians with tar, bound them to posts and set them alight that he might walk a path a night, lighted only by their screaming bodies. I wrote that which is below as a reply to a video, where someone having first offered a clip of Chuck Missler attempted to link the EU with the coming Antichrist; and the False Prophet with the US.
Chuck Missler on Regime Change in America and the Antichrist Interesting but I wasn’t persuaded, nor did I think it wise to included Missler in the header as though he was endorsing the video’s conclusion... though that may have not been intended. Anyway, here was my response

Revelation 13:1
Antichrist rises from the sea

Revelation 17:8
A metaphor for the Abyss

Genesis 37:35
The Abyss, as Hades is IN THE EARTH

Revelation 20:14
Hades is not Hell, else Hell is cast into Hell

Luke 8:31
The Abyss holds celestial entities that dare overstep their bounds

Gen 37:35
Hades holds the souls of men, who reject the Messiah

Revelation 9:1
The 1st beast is a demon that RISES from the Abyss, to inhabit the body of a great world leader

Zechariah 11:17-Rev 13:3
After his death/assassination?

Revelation 1:18 - 2nd Beast
Thus does Jesus let a soul of one long dead, rise from HADES to fulfill His good purpose?

Now, ‘if’ Nero is the False Prophet... imagine how awful the antichrist will be! No wonder Jesus said of the days when he will reign...

Matthew 24:21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Foretold long before He repeated it, by His prophet Daniel

Daniel 12:1
And at that time shall Michael [The archangel] stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of thy people [Israel] : and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.