Thou Wilt Not Leave My Soul In Hell

Jan 27, 2018

In Hebrews 12:2 we find this important statement, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Notice that it was for the joy that was set before Him that the Lord Jesus was able to endure the rigors of Hell. Similar language is employed in Acts 2:25-26, “For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope.”

One of the reasons that Christ was able to rejoice was the promise to Him by His Father that His soul would not be left in Hell. This fact is established in both the Old and New testaments. Psalm 49:15 teaches, “But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.” Psalm 86:13 reiterates “For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.” Let’s also consider Acts 13:29-30 for a New testament reference: “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead.”

Wonderfully, for the sake of the elect Christ was 100% successful in paying for the sins of His people, completing His mission as the “second Adam”.

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