What are God’s Promises for us during End Times?

Learn from the Book of REVELATION.

Is it all doom and gloom – cataclysmic events destroying earth and torturing its inhabitants – no, no!  Discovering the truth about REVELATION will give you joy in hope.

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Telling Verses from REVELATION:  And he said unto me, these sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Rev 22:6 

 

 

INTRO: our ETERNAL HOME

 

 

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 

In the end of time God restores his creation with a new earth.

 

Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

 

God’s creation is restored to its original glory after Satan and his armies, the number of whom was as the sand of the sea, are defeated and consumed by 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.

 

They are no more.  The world is purged of all evil and every influence of it. The earth’s time of tribulation has come to an end.

 

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

This new city is described as adorned in gold and jewels

 

Rev 21:19 - 21   And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

 

But most significant is the presence of God on earth, abiding with those who will reside there with Him for all eternity.

 

Rev 21:3   And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 

What will it be like to live near God’s dwelling? What is the benefit in visiting there?

 

Rev 21:4   And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 

Rev 21:22 - 24   And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

For its gates remain open, always welcoming visitors.

 

Rev 22:14   Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

Rev 22:4   And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

 

Yes, within God’s Holy City there will be a pure river that contains the water of life. It will be clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 

Perhaps we will visit frequently to be renewed.

 

Rev 22:2   In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

 

Rev 22:14   Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

I will live in the constant Light of the King, replenished daily as I drink living water from the River of Life.  In this new world there is no pain, no loss, no fear, and no regret; but only the joy of true love, ever abounding and increasing all around: constantly brilliant and beautiful light revealing the great mysteries of His creation.

 

Everything is constantly growing to elaborate the glory of His perfect and beautiful creation in full celebration: light magnificent and music marvelous, all stimulating and constantly inspiring the spirit to greater heights.

 

I can only imagine that I will be constantly overjoyed once clothed in my new heavenly body with the abilities that I will possess. I expect that my senses will be maximized as I experience the incomprehensible beauty of my new home: colors bright and vivid, more than ever seen before; music full and consuming, lifting the soul to heights greater than ever know before; smells always tantalizing with sweet floral scents, far better than anything known in this life; touch that is always joyful; and taste that is completely gratifying. All will always be pure and perfect.

Perhaps I will travel to exotic places only imagined in my pervious life, to know the overwhelming beauty that is there.

 

Rev 21:6 – 7   And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

 

But not everyone will experience this new earth.

 

Rev 21:8   But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death

 

Rev 22:15   For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

 

Rev 16:15   Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

 

There will be a test to reveal the truth of what you are. Perhaps you have been deceived about which category you will be included in.

 

Rev 22:10 - 14   And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still:

and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

The book of Revelation will clarify uncertainties for you.

Read on.

 

Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Rev 22:7  

 

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This pandemic of Covid 19 has shown me many things. The quarantine has given us time to think.

 

Was the virus naturally occurring?  How was it released?  Is there a larger plot at hand?

 

I perceive that the pandemic is advancing globalization - shared concern and cooperation.  It demonstrates the need for global unity -  leadership and perhaps a new global currency to expedite the unified response needed in battling the disease?

 

I have been concerned about the changes taking place.  Is our way of life being changed forever?  I have been surprised at the strict authority exercised by government officials.  I have noticed restrictions that challenge personal liberties, previously thought to be guaranteed. 

 

The Bible has provided us with a book of prophesy to guide us through changing times such as these.  What does it say to us now?

 

There will be a new world order and economy. It will require religious commitment. 

 

I have been surprised at the willingness of the masses to accept without question the new restrictions implemented during the pandemic.  There is a complacency among the population that surprises me. These people are also quick to challenge anyone who is not immediately and completely compliant with the new rules of social distancing.

 

This seems like a scenario described in the Bible in the Book of Revelation.

 

Several years ago I accepted a challenge to study the Book of Revelation.  My insightful novel, "Their After Life," was the result of my meditations. It describes a possible end time scenario and documents a historical narrative to substantiate it. More than that, my book unveils the covert operation currently underway and purposed at turning you against God.  One main character chooses wrongly and is eternally lost. Understand what happens to her to know and perceive the danger you and your children are in. Until now the enemy's actions have been held in secret or covered over by multiple layers of deception.

 

I am going to revisit "Their After Life" now and invite you to do so with me. It is available HERE. I would also love to discuss recent events and ideas about what may be coming in our near future with you. Please contact me HERE.

 

This pandemic has demonstrated that we, our government, and the world is capable of things not previously thought possible until now. Change is surely in the wind and I hear it howling as dark storm clouds gather outside my office window.

 

Please my friend, keep reading and keep the faith!

 

Alan Updyke

 

 

 

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SALVATION

...relinquish your control.

When life wasn’t fair, God was calling his name. 

Robert Love experienced great loss.  His grandmother died under a cloud of suspicion. Memories of better times became miserable haunts as the skeletons of his past continued to rattle in the closet of deceit.

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A spiritual battle ensues. Love is nearly killed in a grinding head-on collision and suffers debilitating injuries.  And then, unbelievably, Love’s home is torched and all his possessions are turned into ashes among the smoking ruins.  It is more than a soul can bear; surely he must be cursed!

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Truly alone, his head hanging low, tears are dropping onto his lap. Already disgraced, this pastor feels no need to defend himself.

There have been many arrests of the clergy in recent times, the institutional church is weak, and the public is hungry for revenge. The police are ordered by the District Attorney to bring him in, to answer his accuser for the crime she alleges. 

Robert Love, the clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a minor female, searches his memory for a clue. Had he mistaken the events of his life, the way he saw God working and leading him into the ministry?

His divorce and aggressive response to the false allegation of infidelity brought by legalistic Christians is in his past. More recently there was the baby’s funeral and the unexplained reason for its death, as well as the demise of the mother, to cancer. She had refused radiation treatments, sacrificing her life for another, the unborn child that didn’t survive.

Thrisa is the only bright spot in this pastor’s otherwise dreary work at the parish and she is found in a dumpster, left for dead. Then, answers to the mystery are suddenly revealed at the bedside of a man even as he exhales his last breath.  The final verdict: “not guilty!”

 

Doubt plagued Robert Love with the simple, haunting question: “why?” But in the midst of all his trouble, wisdom rescues with everlasting peace.

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RESURRECTION

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Young adults and siblings, James and Steffanie Wallas, who tragically lost their parents in a train wreck, are struggling to continue with their lives. 

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REVELATION

...realize the life chosen.

The Daniels men held their legacy in secret, preserved for future generations.

Levi Daniels was shot while Confederate soldiers invaded his southern Pennsylvania farm.  In a small wooden box, he took his prized possession to California, seeking better fortune. But as history has it, trouble followed.

As a young boy, Darren is expected to carry the torch.  From his hospital bed, Darren’s grandfather spoke reverently of the responsibility as he bypassed the birthright of the next person in line. It should have been given to Darren’s father, Joseph, but he is still missing.

Darren and his fraternal twin sister, Deidra, are able to avoid their ancestors’ haunts until engaged in the disaster. An earthquake strikes the U.S. and it falls into anarchy. Joseph returns, searching for the remnant of his family.

It is then that the secret of their past is revealed with a compelling message.  America’s heritage, one of faith and unity, speaks to challenge the hearts of the faithful and the patriotic, stirring them to resist the enemy, natural and spiritual.

 

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