Did you know that there are 5 departments in the underworld of departed spirits?
This department is for fallen angels that sinned with women both before and after the flood.
1Pe 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
2Pe 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;
Jud 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
This department is for all sinners since Cain to the end of the Millennium
Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Luk 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Paradise (Abraham’s Bosom)
All the righteous from Abel went to this department and were held captive by the Devil against their wills. The Devil had the power of death and of the underworld before Christ conquered him. Since then all righteous souls go straight to Heaven at death.
Luk 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Araham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Luk 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
The Bottomless Pit (Abyss, the deep)
This department is the prison for demons and certain angelic beings
Luk 8:31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
The Lake of Fire
This departed is the eternal Hell or perdition of ALL WICKED men, demons, fallen angels and all rebellious creatures that have ever rebelled against God. It is presently empty, the first 2 inmates will be the Antichrist and the False prophet!
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.