Once man’s DNA changed after Eve ate from the DNA changing Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil and Satan became man’s father by imparting his seed into man via this DNA change, he would die and go to Satan his father after his death without redemption. Adam and Eve’s eating of the fruit empowered two principalities and powers of Satan. Paul in Ephesians 6:12 writes For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
Two of those principalities are mentioned in the Revelation because they both were given their task when Adam and Eve ate the fruit and they are Death and Hades.
Death is not figurative in the Revelation, Death is a principality and he came into the garden at the moment of the DNA change, when the seed of Satan changed man and woman’s DNA and they would now die and Death would assist in bringing the souls, the sons and daughters of Satan to Hades.
In Revelation 6:8 we are told that Hades follows Death. In Revelation 20:13-14 we see them mentioned two more times and again they are together. The verse states:
13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.[a]
Death and Hades are referred to as them substantiating that they are individual Demons and they are both cast into the lake of fire.
Death in all its morbidity and sorrow was never what God intended. He intended for everyone to live in Eden the Paradise of God, never knowing evil and walking in fellowship with Him. The fruit of the tree of good and evil defiled man and brought him under the reign of Satan. As Jesus is the bread of life, that sustains the believer this fruit which was pleasant to the eyes and good for food in contrast to the bread of life and fountains of living waters brought in corruption, sin and death. The tree was cursed, when Adam and Eve partook of its fruit, they cursed mankind. A tree, which cursed man with sin, Jesus would hang on and his death would redeem man from the curse of the tree. God said, cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree.
Trees in the Bible represent people, we see this with Nebuchadnezzar and his vision of the tree, which the prophet Daniel told him represented him. Trees without their leaves resemble arteries and veins. The tree of life is a representation of Christ and his veins and arteries that bled out and provides life for all who believe. With the tree a symbol for life, cursed became anyone who hung on a tree in death because the depiction of a man dead on a tree, which is a symbol of life is a symbol of eternal damnation, which is why Jesus depicted as hanging on a tree, is a symbol of his death being the substitute for our sins.
Regarding the Mark of the Beast being a DNA change to be like the Antichrist or like Satan, man already has the seed of Satan and only by a second birth in Christ Jesus can he be redeemed from the curse of sin.
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