CONCLUSION: "Happily Ever After"
What to say in closing? First of all, the Lord God is going to END this evil age. He is going to absolutely interrupt and bring to a end...the age of man. Thus will begin the endless, eternal Age of God.
In the Olivet Discourse, the disciples asked Jesus "what will be the sign of the end of the age?". In their mind (in the Jewish mind) there were only two "ages" - the age of man and the Age of God.
Jesus answered their question, telling them the age of man will end when they see the Lord Jesus coming with the sound of the trumpet and "in a cloud of glory". All the bad guys will be shut down. All the bullies. All the evil. All the tears and the suffering and the pain and the dangers and the sorrows. All gone.
At that time we will literally enter into the Kingdom of God. We will enter into all that it means to be a child of royalty. A child of the King. A joint-heir and co-ruler with the Lord Jesus.
Can you imagine finally being held safe in the arms of Jesus? Does human imagination stretch that far?
We will enjoy the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and enter into our eternal heavenly home - the New Jerusalem, the greatest city there has ever been and ever will be. 1500 miles long, wide and deep...hovering over Mount Zion...the basic structure having been made out of gold, silver and precious stones. Amazing stuff.
By the way, for what it's worth, I tend to believe a reference to the great "Marriage Supper" suggests culinary arts. We also know from Scripture regarding musical talents in heavenly places. Can you even imagine how good the food and the music must be in our heavenly home?
On and on we could go.
Therefore, I would include an admonition (to myself as much as anyone else) to stay calm and at peace in spite of the terrible things going on in the world. I had previously quoted a number of Scriptures--there are innumerable others:
John 16:33-- "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Psalms 37:1-3-- "...fret not because of evil-doers for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture."
GETTING AWAY FROM THOSE HEADLIGHTS
But there is also a "proactive" approach which I believe is being provided us in the Scriptures. Rather than become frozen like a deer caught in the headlights as we await the onset of 'end-time' events, the Scriptures suggest we are to view this as an 'opportunity'.
If we're looking at this from the right perspective--the Almighty is going to confer upon us the privilege of being those who were entrusted with the responsibility of standing for Christ and His kingdom, in the most critical hours of all history.
I believe the average earthly pilgrimage of the average Jesus-follower is going to be viewed in far more "heroic" terms than any of us may now understand. Whether we like it or not, the faith of the saints who live through the final days before the return of the King...is going to be the stuff of legend.
The sheer 'profanity' of our earthly existence must be both appalling and amazing to any heavenly onlookers. I would imagine it is a "sight to behold"--Christian pilgrims slopping through the sludge of this evil world, standing for the faith in the midst of all of it, even including the final critical hours.
Is "greatness" being thrust upon us? The Scriptures tell us we have a "high calling" (Philippians 3:14) And though I may feel about as qualified as a puppy coming against a roaring dragon, this seems to be the Almighty's favorite scenario:
2Corinthians 12:9 states-- "And He [God] said to me, My grace is sufficient for you; for My strength and power are made perfect and show themselves most effective through your weakness."
Paul goes on to explain the tremendous 'upside' of this biblical principle: Precisely when we are at our weakest is when we, by supernatural intervention, become our strongest. Verse 10:
"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
A CLOUD OF...ONLOOKERS?
Continuing with this idea of a proactive approach: Hebrews 11 describes a long list of "heroes" of the faith and describes some of their exploits. The next chapter (Hebrews 12) then opens with the statement that we are "surrounded" by these heroes who have become a "cloud of witnesses" hovering over us and around us.
Are the saints who have gone on before us now able to look in on our earthly sojourn?
The phrasing ("surrounded by a cloud...") would seem to suggest exactly that--they have "surrounded" us and are perched at a vantage point--from a perspective similar to a "cloud". The suggestion from the text is that they are looking down upon this earth and "witnessing" the events.
(I think they are also "witnesses" in the sense that by their very lives they have 'testified' to their faith in Christ.)
So I think it is accurate to say we're living out our lives in a kind of 'invisible' huge arena, in a manner of speaking. In fact, the Bible elsewhere suggests yet again there is a 'heavenly' audience for these earthly events...when it reports "rejoicing" in heaven over the rescue of a lost soul. (Luke 15:32-- "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth...").
When one considers the fact that the entirety of the Christian experience is, from beginning to end, a kind of 'repentance' process, i.e. a continual renewing of the mind, whereby we are weeding out the 'wrong' in our life and replacing it with holiness and increasingly righteous living...
...therefore, we would seem to be the source of never-ending rejoicing and celebration in heavenly places! Every time a child of God and/or a repentant sinner takes a step towards the light and away from darkness, there apparently is a huge and dramatic response among the "cloud of witnesses" - the saints who have gone on before us...and also among the angels. This angelic 'cheering section' isn't just indicated in the "rejoicing in heaven" passage:
Elsewhere (in 1Peter 1:12), the Bible describes the angelic beings as those who "long to look into" the whole huge subject of...humans who have been "re-born" and made into literal "joint heirs" with the King of kings. They are keenly interested in our entire scenario. We are a source of endless fascination apparently.
Isn't it amazing to think of the dramatic impact we are having in very high places? How many times have you or I been barely schlepping along through life, under the gun and barely clinging to our faith by our finger nails, all the while not realizing there are huge, thunderous throngs cheering us on!
The very glory of God on this earth...is the humble, lowly child of God who is walking by faith, living his life in Jesus name. I doubt God is very impressed with the guys posing on the cover of their latest Christian bestseller book, with a $3000 suit and a $200 haircut. Nor the super-slick super-pastor with a 14,000 member church...free pizza and Starbucks in the foyer, and a 'user-friendly', dumbed-down, 'success-oriented' message.
Of vastly greater interest to God and heavenly onlookers is the believer who, under great oppression and tribulation, barely drags him- or herself to the Sunday morning fellowship gathering and plops down into the last row of seating, all the while assuming they are at the bottom of the totem pole.
NOTHING could be further from the truth. The child of God clinging to the faith in midst of the trials and tribulations of life...is 'headline news' throughout the Kingdom! From my understanding of the Bible, tiny little Planet Earth is currently 'center stage' in all the universe and the lead 'players' on that stage...are God's faithful.
The most interesting and impactful human beings in all the world and in all the Kingdom...are those who walk by faith through their earthly sojourn.
If someone were able to ask the Lord God--"Hey, did You watch the Oscars a while back? Did you catch the Superbowl a couple of days ago?"...I can almost imagine Him answering with:
"A couple of days ago? Actually, I was busy that day watching a Chinese dirt farmer who was lifting up hymns of praise to Me while plowing his field. I loved his faith. It was amazing to watch. Several hundred millions of the saints and angels surrounded me as we watched and listened. It was astounding. It was electrifying. My glory represented on the earth!"
Apparently, according to the Scriptures, it is literally accurate to say there are those who are watching us and cheering us on, whether we hear those 'cheers' or not. And now...in this day and age we may be on the brink of the "end". As Jesus-followers we have been placed in the most dramatic setting of all history, if indeed these events happen in our lifetime. (See Acts 5:41)
Forget about Hollywood's "beautiful people", or the most successful NFL quarterback, or the 'richest man on earth' (etc.). Those who remain steadfast in the faith are the focus of attention in the entire universe...the very center-stage of history! Simple followers of Jesus living by faith...play the leading and central roles as we head into the final, climactic hours before the return of the King.
The Oscars? The Superbowl? The Nobel Prize? Please. A lowly 'single Mom' (a lot of those here in California) with three kids and two jobs, working her fingers to the bone, struggling to keep up with the bills, weeping on her pillow at night as she comes before the Lord in faith and in Jesus' name...is FAR more compelling than all the kings and all the powerful, all the rich, the 'beautiful' and the mighty.
Here is an expanded quote from the aforementioned book of 1Peter:
12 It was then disclosed to [the Old Testament prophets] that the services they were rendering were not meant for themselves and their period of time, but for you--things which have now already been made known plainly to you by those who preached the good news (the Gospel) to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Into these things the very angels long to look!
13 So brace up your minds; be sober (morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
14 Live as children of obedience; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires that governed you in your former ignorance.
15 But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.
16 For it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy.
17 And if you call upon Him as Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, then you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence on the earth.
18 You must recognize that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless way of living inherited by tradition from your forefathers, not with corruptible things such as silver and gold,
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a sacrificial lamb without blemish or spot.
And here is an excerpt from Hebrews 12:
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance and that sin which so readily entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance the appointed course of the race that is set before us,
2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith and is also its Finisher. He, for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, in your heart and minds.
"AMAZING GRACE--HOW CAN IT BE?"
The spiritual enemy is inadvertently serving as a confirmation of biblical truth, if you notice carefully. All the bad things happening in the the final days of the "end times" only serve to confirm even more resoundingly...regarding all the good things which will follow.
In the same way the night always becomes its darkest just before the dawn...the darkness of the final hours only serve to indicate the King of kings is about to emerge in a brilliant burst of power and glory.
All those promises of going to our heavenly home, of being held safe in the arms of Jesus, and of a spectacular inheritance...all of that becomes much more vivid, much more real...in the context of the world's encroaching evil:
I like the 23rd Psalm which talks about being led to "still waters" and "beside green pastures" and having "a table prepared for us in the presence of our enemies" and though I should "walk through the valley" I need fear "no evil"...and the best part--"I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever". I definitely plan to pull that scripture out if the waves start getting choppy.
So the more I see the predictions of the Bible coming true about the 'end times', the more I also anticipate all the spectacularly good things that will come to those who are looking for the return of the King.
Another encouraging thing about all of this bizarre satanic intrigue: As astounding and startling as this satanic deception has been (in a negative way)...how much more amazing will be whatever it is that our Heavenly Father has in store for us?
If Satan has had the ability to surprise and astonish...think how much greater (infinitely so) will be our amazement at the glory of God and all the unknown, unexpected aspects to our eternal, unfading inheritance. Think about it!
A major concern I have had and one which has motivated me to push forward with this online report has to do with the following:
"WITHOUT A VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH" (PROVERBS 29:18)
One of the biggest dangers and most critical shortcomings in conservative Christian culture is...the muddling of prophetic issues. In other words, a vision of future things. That vision has been systematically removed.
The typical Evangelical would argue there is nothing to really 'think' about. The rapture will take care of itself. Better to focus on the 'here and now' instead of some foggy, far off notions. Or so the rationale goes.
It's not until the reality and the truth sink in, which is that we may be asked to stand for the faith during the most critical hours in human (in all) history...that the promise of the future and the promise of a heavenly home in the "New Jerusalem" becomes a vital spiritual 'lifeline'...something to cling to in the darkest hours.
There are so many people who mistakenly believe they have nothing to be concerned about because of a "PreTrib" rapture which will whisk them off to safety...and they therefore don't think about all those issues. Consequently, they have very little awareness about this upcoming "kingdom of God".
No matter apparently, that divine inspiration has seen to it that fully a fourth of all Scripture is comprised of "prophecy" passages...today's church world pays extremely little heed to entire vast cross-sections of the Bible. And I do NOT count those who have read a half dozen of LaHaye's "Left Behind" novels.
I have found not only laymen but also many pastors and leaders who barely have any views or concepts or interest in 'end times' Bible issues.
Some time ago, I was talking to a pastor and began to realize this individual wasn't even aware of the dimensions of the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem (roughly 1400 miles long, wide , and deep). It is to be our home for eternity and a lot of people wouldn't even recognize it if it was sitting right in front of them.
DOMINIONISM: EQUAL TO PRETRIB IN ITS DEVASTATING BETRAYAL
Then there has been this increasing emphasis on "Dominionism" which is identical to PreTib Rapturism in its potential to deceive and betray conservative church-goers.
Rick Warren, Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, and many, many others are completely de-emphasizing any 'rapture' scenario and are instead teaching that Christianity will generate increasing influence and (political) power until at a certain point it will dominate the world scene and thus pave the way for the Lord's return.
Whether you go for PreTrib or Dominionism...your goose is cooked. As a Dominionist you are set up for betrayal at the time of the Antichrist's unveiling...when you realize there will be no Dominionist-style "paving the way" for the Lord's return. (The King of kings is not waiting for His way to be "paved" by Dominionists--FYI!)
Even worse, I suspect many of the leaders of Dominionism are fully signed on to a Luciferian agenda (as I have indicated may be the case with Rick Warren and Pat Robertson)...and will thus interpret the Antichrist's emergence as a 'fulfillment' of Dominionism.
TRIUMPHALISM: THE PRIDE BEFORE THE FALL
As a result of the influences of Dominionism (and PreTrib-ism, for that matter), many typical church-goers these days are not thinking in terms of the next world...nor are they thinking very much in terms of clinging to the hope of salvation. Who needs salvation from a world you're in love with?
Evangelicalism is supposedly 'flying sky-high'. Many Evangelicals and Charismatics are under the impression we rule the roost as never before. The "world" is our oyster, or so they think. Evangelicals have had, until just recently, their very own "Evangelical" president (supposedly).
We have superchurches and a phalanx of superstar pastors and authors...we have huge TV networks and Christian superstars in music, sports, and entertainment...large Christian department stores with 'Christian' apparel, Christian literature, Christian music, Christian cruises.
There is this false 'triumphalism', as though we've taken over the world, in a manner of speaking: "We're here. We're Bible-thumpers. Get used to it".
We have these vaguely insulting bumperstickers which tell people they're wimps if they don't accept the Christian message ("Real men love Jesus")...and bumperstickers with a Christian "fish" having now apparently developed fangs and claws, summarily devouring the "Darwinian" fish. (Have you seen that one?)
Never has the church world been so pompous, so puffed up, so full of itself...just the way the Devil likes it (I'm sure): Fattened for the slaughter. Set up perfectly for a fall.
By the way, when I refer to a "fall" (or "falling away") of the "church world" (I think you know by now) I am not referring to genuine believing Jesus-followers. The "church world" is apparently comprised of a very large percentage of "fair weather" followers whose allegiances (according to Matthew 24) evaporate in the face of troubled times.
That's why I believe the Evangelical churches are the greatest evangelistic opportunity in my lifetime--thousands upon hundreds of thousands of church-goers who might be swayed towards a truly genuine and 'saving' faith in Christ...if they were given proper warning and accurate teaching...regarding the 'end times', and regarding the critical need to "endure to the end".
"ENDURE TO THE END..."
My concern is that when church-goers are blindsided by the calamities of 'end times'...and deeply confused and disoriented by a "missing" rapture (or one that doesn't show up 'on time')
...and/or by a failed "Dominionism"...and with the Antichrist staring them in the face...not having correct vision (about which I go into yet more detail, a bit below) may prove to be infinitely fatal. Thus, my motive for writing this 'online' book.
The Word of God calls upon us to "endure to the end". And according to the Scriptures, we can "do all things through Christ who strengthens" us. I cling to visions of our future home in the New Jerusalem, and to the Bible's promises related to enduring hard times...like a dying man would cling to a life raft on a stormy sea.
Of course, by "enduring" I believe the Bible simply means that we are to continue holding to our faith. Therefore, I sometimes find it a bit puzzling...as to how anyone would let go of their faith just at the moments they need it most.
And if you share that same puzzlement, maybe that's an indication of a true child of God! The Bible makes the statement that..."His Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Romans 8:16).
The bottom line: If you're clinging to the "hope of salvation"
...i.e. literally hoping for salvation...I believe you are therefore someone who is holding to the faith.
Again though--be ready for this great deception/betrayal which Jesus forewarns of in the Olivet Discourse...and which is to be perpetrated by "false prophets"--all these satanic
"Evangelical" and/or Charismatic leaders we've been talking about in this book.
This betrayal leads, I believe, to huge numbers of erstwhile Christ-followers being seduced into receiving the forbidden
"mark of the beast". (See my Chapter Fourteen for more details.)
MORE "VISION" PROBLEMS
In regard to this "endurance" issue, I am greatly concerned (again, for myself and my loved ones as much as anyone else) that there has possibly been an additional critical obscuring of spiritual "vision". I had gone over this earlier. Let me repeat:
Yes, I believe the Bible clearly teaches in "salvation by faith alone"...
...but there is also a sublime interweaving of "salvation by faith" along with the concept--"faith without works is dead".
The Bible clearly indicates that the net result of balancing those two truths is that we are to "work out our salvation with fear and trembling"...and to "examine yourselves whether you are of the faith"...and to undergo a process whereby we make our "calling more sure" (2Peter 1:10)
I am coming to see that salvation from the human side of it is to be viewed, according to the instructions of Scripture...much more as a kind of 'quest'.
Even though our salvation status is settled somewhere in the 'heavenly books'...down here on Earth we DO NOT receive final word on our salvation status (hence "work out your salvation" and "make your calling sure")...and we are cautioned over and over in the Scriptures not to presume upon God in that fashion. The Apostle Paul repeatedly speaks in terms of "pressing for the finish line".
So I see a satanic inspiration behind these two critical blind spots in typical American mainstream Evangelicalism...two blind spots that seem to work very well in tandem for a satanic objective of creating a great apostasy:
First, the Devil removes any and all concerns about needing to prepare to take a stand for Christ through the difficult final hours of the last days.
Secondly, a distinct de-emphasis in the church world...on the need to make our "calling" more sure, or to work out our salvation with trembling...or even any need to "press" for a "finish line"...and to "endure to the end" such as the Bible mandates.
A deadly one-two punch from the gates of Hell, designed to create an apostasy.
Since I have taken all these things to heart, it is something that weighs heavily upon me--I could wish and I certainly pray...that any number of my friends, family and especially the Christian leaders in my 'sphere'...would read through the material and come to some realizations about these things.
There is another Scripture that has hit home with me: Revelation 21: 8 declares that the "cowardly" will have no place in the Kingdom of God. Not having ever been known for bravery, I am counting heavily on a supernatural
"strengthening" (Philippians 4:13) should I be asked to pay a high price.
According to Revelation 13:7, the Almighty is going to allow the Devil to achieve a conquest of sorts, even over His true children...but it will only be of a temporary nature: "Fear not those who destroy the body...rather fear the One who destroys both body and soul in Hell." (Matthew 10:28)
Of course, there is the obvious fact that some of us (many of us) will survive through the time of great tribulation...because otherwise there would be no one left for the angels when they "gather" the believers into Jesus' presence! See Matthew 24:31.
Also, Revelation 3:10 seems to suggest that some (but not all) will survive the troubles of the 'end times'. Matthew 24:40-41 also indicates some believers will be out and about and will have survived (in some semblance) until the time of the Gathering.
Additionally, 1Corinthians 15:51 states: "Behold, I reveal to you a mystery--we shall not all sleep [i.e. die] but we shall all be changed".
And yet one more hopeful aspect:
"PRAY THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ESCAPE..."
My distinct impression from scrutinizing Jesus' warnings about various dangers (in the Olivet Discourse)...is that He is trying to give His followers a chance to escape to safety.
In Luke 21:36, Jesus specifically commands us regarding the "time of great tribulation"...to "pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen...".
I would tend to believe that the few Bible students who, in this day and age, actually take the time to read this instruction and obey Jesus' words about "praying for escape"...may have significantly improved their odds of surviving to the "gathering of the elect"...at which time, those of us who are "alive and remain" will be changed in the "twinkling of an eye"!
Therefore, I have sought to take very careful heed of any of His words on the subject, with a hope and a prayer that God might choose to reward my 'watchfulness' by allowing me and surrounding loved ones to be among those who indeed survive all the way to the moment of this miraculous, supernatural translation (i.e. rapture and/or "gathering of the elect") mentioned in 1Corinthians.
I would certainly love to be sitting on a hillside somewhere, watching those "stars fall from the sky" and as the Moon turns red and the sun is darkened, to hear that magnificent trumpet sound as the Lord of glory bursts forth from the skies.
But...no matter from which dimension or from which perspective we view these events, it will be an utterly spectacular and glorious experience for all God's children...whether on earth or for those who have gone on to "be with the Lord".
I am certainly intrigued by Jesus' comments in Matthew 24:40,41 where He states that some believers will be routinely working at their jobs and other daily activities up to the very moment they are translated. The moral of the story here is that God, in His divine wisdom, will enable some folks to sidestep the various dangers and to choose out a careful path through times of great troubles and dangers.
Either way, as the Scriptures say...God's grace is always sufficient...all things work together for good to those who long for Christ's appearing...and NOTHING ("neither height, nor depth, nor any other creature") can separate us from the love of God.
VISUALIZING THE FUTURE
I try not to miss an opportunity to instill 'faith' in my children, and as my young son was watching a scene from one of the "Star Wars" movies where two of the characters were standing on a high balcony overlooking this (computer graphic) 'city'...he noted how beautiful it looked. I told him to consider the magnificent 'vistas' there must be inside this huge city, New Jerusalem, made of nothing but gold, silver and precious stone...a city virtually the size of a small planet.
Though our imaginations may be feeble, and though some may think of the Star Wars comparison I used with my son, as 'lame'...nevertheless we need to envision the future. "Faith is the substance of things unseen"... is it not? But today, because "Bible prophecy" is considered such a muddled issue and as purely the domain of professional theologians, church-going people have had their 'vision' stolen.
In fact, bringing up this subject is considered almost as 'inappropriate' as bringing up the subjects of "religion and politics" in other social settings. It's hard to believe the state of affairs in the church world today.
As I said earlier, through the miracle of "divine inspiration" God saw to it that fully a fourth of the Scriptures pertain to prophecy. The reason God gave us prophecy is...quite simply, because He wants us to know the end of the story. And this story ends with the proverbial "happily ever after". This spectacular "dream" scenario is being offered to absolutely anyone in the world.
(Of course, you would need to pledge allegiance to Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and there could be some bumps in the road before it's all over but...the upside will be worth it all.)
It reminds me of another encounter with my son where I attempted to impress on him the length of eternity. It's almost cliché but...while on the beach, I had him pick up a tiny bit of sand and asked him to count the individual grains. He couldn't do it, nor could we do so even with our combined efforts. I told him that if each single grain of sand on this beach (which extended for miles in both directions) represented one year, you could live out all those years and still not have completed one billionth of eternity. His eyes widened...his wheels were really turning. I seize on any opportunity to visualize my future.
While the world around me is constantly shouting for my attention, the words from the Good Book speak only in a whisper. As the Bible says--"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you". And --"He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
Revelation 21 and 22 (excerpts):
Revelation 21-- 1And 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.
2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3And 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.
4And 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.
5And 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.
6And 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.
7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Revelation 22-- 1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2In 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.
3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
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The New Jerusalem Chronicle
INTRODUCTION: Connecting current events to "end times" scenarios...in a way you've never seen before.
CHAPTER ONE: Hidden Luciferians in American culture, politics, academia...and in the Evangelical community.
CHAPTER TWO: The Kay Arthur/ Al Denson/ Robert Schuller/ Star Trek/ Oprah Winfrey Connection??
CHAPTER THREE: A Closer Look At 9/11.
CHAPTER FOUR: An Even Closer Look At 9/11.
CHAPTER FIVE: 9/11--Some Parting Shots.
CHAPTER SIX: A Closer Look At The Bush Family.
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Franklin Cover-Up / Bohemian Grove Connection.
CHAPTER EIGHT: Entering the Netherworld.
CHAPTER NINE: Hurricanes, earthquakes, famine, pestilence, disease...and more.
CHAPTER TEN: The Pre-Trib Rapture Problem.
CHAPTER ELEVEN: A Grand Tour of the Devil's Crime Syndicate.
CHAPTER TWELVE: Part Two of the Grand Tour.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Part Three--Wolves in Sheep's clothing.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Part Four--More Wolves.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Tracking the Syndicate Through History
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Tracking the Syndicate--Part Two
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: A Strong Delusion.
CONCLUSION: "Happily Ever After".
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