Luke 23:43, “And Jesus said to him, ‘Verily I say to thee, 𝗧𝗼-𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲,❞ 𝗬𝗟𝗧.
And finally we look at the question or notion that Jesus went to HADES and took Paradise out of hell with Him, etc. The major scripture they rely on is 1Peter 3:18 which reads thus;
“Christ also suffered. He died once for the sins of all us guilty sinners although he himself was innocent of any sin at any time, that he might bring us safely home to God. But though his body died, his spirit lived on, 19 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝟮𝟬 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼, 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝗮𝗵, 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗼𝗱, though he waited patiently for them while Noah was building the ark. Yet only eight persons were saved from drowning in that terrible flood,” TLB.
The word used here is spirit, which I supposed is the Grk= tartarow =Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment:–cast down to hell, as seen in 2Pet. 2:4, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment…”
And in relation to the above verse.. remember that the death of Christ judged sin, the law and death (Heb. 9:27-28). So they are not reserved in that realm waiting for some future judgment day.
The death that Christ took on behalf of all mankind also included “the sons of God,” -“the Sethites”- “the fallen angels.” (Read up on who the fallen angels are on my wall.)
But what was the outcome of this visit as seen in the passage of 1Pet 3 above? Look at it;
1Peter 4:6, “𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱 — 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 — 𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀,❞TLB.
So we are told that when He died and visited the realm of the dead, those spirits of the saints of old, who did not have access in the spirit realm; because at that time Jesus had not been crucified as “they without us cannot be made perfect“ (Heb. 11:40), also came alive and got out of the graves.
See it here. When He visited this realm (Matt. 27:52 )“.. 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱; 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲 53 And came out of the graves 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many,” KJV.
They rose in the same type of glorified Body that He had after the resurrection with which He walked on the earth for forty days and forty nights.
So friends there is no scripture to back up the theory that Jesus separated Paradise from hell when He went there.
So now when Paul said in 2Cor. 12:4,
“How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter,”
He was speaking of the full glory of the Church at the fullness of time when all things should be subject unto the Father (1Cor. 15:27-28).
Therefore, Jesus speaking of the faith of the Centurion, a Gentile, as I said before, He said in Matt. 8:10;
“When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝘀𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗺, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝘀𝗮𝗮𝗰, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗯, 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
And right from that time, the Rabbin (Rabi) has never represented the glory and joy of the Kingdom of God under the notion of a feast. So here Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob are in feasting and in communion with the most eminent followers of God in Christ.
Here it is in prophesy;
Ampl. Isa. 25:6, ❞𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 [𝗭𝗶𝗼𝗻] 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 [𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵, 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗺, 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗼𝗿], 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘀 — 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄, 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱.
7 And He will destroy on this mountain the covering of the face that is cast over the heads of all peoples [in mourning], and the veil [of profound wretchedness] that is woven and spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it. (1Cor. 15:26,54; 2Tim. 1:10).
𝗦𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱. 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.