In one of the days blogs since the book was published, I mentioned there are teachings out there about the second death that say not to worry about the second death or any other death because “it will be alright”. I have felt in the depth of my being this was wrong. I have not had any information about it either way except the deep stirring. At least until now.
I am reading in the book of Esdras in my quite time this morning. It is my first time ever to read the book of Esdras. It is controversial and I had never been led to it before today. It was very interesting to see there are passages there that describe in detail what happens to those souls who are found unworthy to crossover into LIFE and are left in the second death. I share them with you now:
2 Esdras 7:78ff
Now concerning death, the teaching is: When a decisive decree has gone out from the Most High that a person shall die, as the spirit leaves the body to return again to him who gave it, first of all it adores the glory of the Most High. If it is one of those who have shown scorn and have not kept the way of the Most High, who have despised his law and hated those who fear God-such spirits shall not enter into habitations, but shall immediately wander about in torments, always grieving and sad, in seven ways.
The first way, because they have scorned the law of the Most High.
The second way, because they cannot now make a good repentance so that they may live.
The third way, they shall see the reward laid up for those who have trusted the covenants of the Most High.
The fourth way, they shall consider the torment laid up for themselves in the last days.
The fifth way, they shall see how the habitations of the others are guarded by angels in profound quiet.
The sixth way, they shall see how some of them cross over into torments.
THE SEVENTH WAY, WHICH IS WORSE THAN ALL THE WAYS THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED, BECAUSE THEY SHALL UTTERLY WASTE AWAY IN CONFUSION AND BE CONSUMED WITH SHAME, AND SHALL WITHER WITH FEAR AT SEEING THE GLORY OF THE MOST HIGH IN WHOSE PRESENCE THEY SINNED WHILE THEY WERE STILL ALIVE, AND IN WHOSE PRESENCE THEY ARE TO BE JUDGED IN THE LAST TIMES.
The book of Esdras goes on to tell the order of those who have kept the ways of the Most High, when they shall be separated from their mortal bodies. There are seven ways taught by the angel for them too, seven ways of reward.
Even if there is the slightest chance, the slightest tug on the hearts and minds of one who is under the teaching not to worry about the second death because “it will be alright”, then check this out for yourselves and take appropriate steps accordingly as you see fit in your own behalf while you are in the land of the living and options are still open to you.