Understanding The End Times
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you,
and you have no need for anyone to teach you;
but as His anointing teaches you about all things,
and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Study to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…
Most people think that the Anti-Christ will lead the One World Government starting at the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation, (when the 7 year peace treaty is signed between Israel and the other Arab nations in the Middle East). But, as we see in Rev. 13:5-8, Daniel 9:27, and Daniel 12:11, the Anti-Christ does not start his rule until 3 ½ years into the 7 year treaty.
Rev. 13:5-8 - There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
Daniel 9:27 - And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.
Before we go much further we need to look at the fact that for the Anti-Christ to be able to stop the regular sacrifice in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, there first has to BE a Temple in Jerusalem. In doing some research I’ve found that the Israelis have made a Tabernacle, (Temple), like the one that was first used in the wilderness when the Israelites were wandering for 40 Years after leaving Egypt with Moses, this was also the Tabernacle (Temple) that was used on the site in Jerusalem before King Solomon built the first stone walled Temple. The Israelis have not only constructed a new Tabernacle, they have also made the Levitical Priests garments that are required to enter the Temple, and those who can properly trace their genealogy in the tribe of Levi, (Levi being the only ones who are allowed to perform the duties of the priests according to their law), are already going through training to learn how to perform the Priestly duties.
It seems the only major problem stopping the Jews from being able to set up the Temple and start their regular sacrifices is the Dome of the Rock that sits on the Temple site. This has been one major point of conflict between the Jews and the Arabs for so many years. The Dome of the Rock is one of the holiest sites in the Islam religion. Its significance stems from the religious beliefs regarding the rock that this dome was built around. According to Islamic tradition, the rock is the spot from where Muhammad ascended to Heaven accompanied by the angel Gabriel.
It has been discovered recently however, that the Dome of the Rock sits in the Courtyard of the original Jewish Temple. This gives leeway for negotiations between Israel and the Arab nations around them in the fact that the Palestinians want to call Jerusalem their Capital city, and the Jews want to set up their Temple.
The current President of the United States has made know to the Palestinians that he would see to it that Jerusalem would be theirs, and has been working on a treaty between Israel and the other Arab nations since about the time he came into office. It has been stated by those working on the treaty that they are close to reaching a peace agreement.
It seems likely that the peace treaty will include a provision for the Jews to set up their Temple next to the Dome of the Rock in exchange for letting the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their Capital. If we read in Joel 3:1-2 we see that Jerusalem has been divided in the Last Days, and in Rev. 11:1-2 the Courtyard of the Temple has been given to the nations for the 42 months (3 ½ years) that the two witnesses are preaching. (This being the spot where the Dome of the Rock sits)
Joel 3:1-2 - For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.
Rev. 11:1-2 - Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.
Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.
When we read Rev. 11 we see that during the first 3 ½ years (42 months) of the 7 year treaty, God sends two witnesses to preach in Jerusalem, most likely at the Temple. In verses 3-7 we are told that “the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.” This seems to be the Anti-Christ. This fits with Scripture seeing that the Anti-Christ comes in at the midpoint of the treaty and stops the regular sacrifice. We can now see how he will be thought of as “God”, or the “Christ” also called the “Messiah”.
These two witnesses will have been tormenting the Arabs during this time because they will be preaching the Truth of Jesus having been the Messiah, and that He is the only way to repentance of sins and to enter the presence of God. This goes against what Islam teaches. (Islam is the Religion of the Muslims in the Arab countries surrounding Israel.) Many will try to kill the two witnesses because of the message they are preaching, but will not be able to because God will give the witnesses power to kill anyone who comes against them with fire that comes out of their mouth. That is until the Anti-Christ comes 42 months into their message, then they will be killed and their bodies will lay in the street for 3 ½ days before they are raised from the dead and ascend into Heaven.
When the Anti-Christ kills them, the Muslim people will rejoice and give thanks, thinking that their “Mehdi” that is, their “Messiah”, has come.
According to the Shi’a Muslims, the Mahdi was hidden by God at the age of five. He is still alive but has been in “occultation” (awaiting the time that God has decreed for his return). It is said that the Mahdi will announce himself and will call on the people to pay allegiance to him.
3 I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street…
10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
11 But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them.
12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here " Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.
Daniel 11:36-37 – 36 Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers … nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.
Rev. 13 also tells us about a “False Prophet” who works with the Anti-Christ to deceive the people.
Rev. 13:12-14 – 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast…
It seems likely then that the Arabs will view the Anti-Christ having killed the two witnesses that were tormenting them and then proclaiming himself to be “God” as the coming of their “Mehdi” that is, their “Messiah”.
This is the point where Jesus warned the Jews to “Run!” Get out of Jerusalem and Judah and flee to the mountains and the caves.
Daniel 11:31 - Forces from him (The Anti-Christ) will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice, and they will set up the abomination of desolation. (The image of the Anti-Christ in the Temple.)
Matthew 24:15 – 21,23-25
15 Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (The setting up of an image in the Temple) which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 23 Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' (Christ-Messiah-Mehdi) or 'There He is,' do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance.
At this point we are told that the world will go into a “One World Government” with the Anti-Christ as it’s leader. This False prophet will no doubt be by his side helping to lead the people of the world away from God. This is the time when there will be a “Mark”, a MicroChip that will be implanted under the skin of the Right hand or the Forehead of everyone who follows this leader.
16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark…
We see this taking shape already.
Microchips in humans have become reality. The Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for an implantable microchip to be used for medical purposes.
Many people in the world think the microchip will solve a lot of the world’s problems. Some are already saying, the sooner the better, maybe then we can get a handle on the criminals, perverts, and undesirables in America. They think the microchip will prove invaluable with a person’s entire medical history, and identification stored on it. It will help protect the children and the elderly, and they will ultimately start implanting the chip in children at birth. It will solve identity theft and stealing problems. You will never have to carry around cash, debit cards, credit cards, or medical information. It will stop terrorism, as each mark will be able to be traced through GPS. The microchip is also a high-tech helper that could increase security at nuclear plants and military bases, and allow consumers to buy their groceries, literally, with the wave of a chipped hand. We are on the verge of creating a surveillance society in America, where every movement and every action will be tracked, monitored, recorded and correlated.
The most sophisticated chips are now the size of a small grain of rice. Yet, they are more sophisticated than anyone can believe. In design, the chip is simple: Cheap implantable devices and quick, low-cost implantation have made chipping easy and affordable. It takes about 20 minutes, and does not require stitches. A medical-grade glass capsule holds a silicon computer chip, a copper antenna and a “capacitor” that transmits data stored on the chip when prompted by an electromagnetic reader. Implantations are quick, relatively simple procedures. After a local anesthetic is administered, a hypodermic needle injects the chip under the skin. Then a chipped person’s medical profile can be continuously updated, since the information is stored on a database accessed via the Internet. Chip tracking and scanning is reliable, thanks to wireless, GPS, and RFID scanning networks.
This Bio-Microchip is a computer microchip that is both a transponder and a receiver. In other words, this microchip constantly sends out a signal that can be picked up by tracking stations, and it can be changed millions of times with technology similar to that of UPC Code technology, thus allowing it to be used for financial and personal transactions throughout the lifetime of the individual. This microchip will send out a signal constantly throughout every day that will uniquely identify that person and his/her whereabouts. There will be no way a person can hide from authorities once this new microchip is installed. However, to be able to send out this constant signal, this microchip must be powered by a most unique battery — one that is constantly recharged by the human body.
This highly advanced battery is constantly being recharged by the heat fluctuations that the human body emits throughout every day. Therefore, as long as the person lives, the battery is constantly charged. As researchers were developing this battery, they were wrestling with the question as to which parts of the body would be most ideal in planting this Bio-Microchip. Which parts of the body would be most efficient in keeping the battery the most ideally charged? Researchers spent $1.5 million to discover the answer to this most important practical question. After all, one could not have hundreds of thousands of personal microchips running out of power. After much research, scientists concluded that there were two equally ideal parts of the body which would keep this biology powered battery fully charged.
And which parts of the body did they name? Students of Biblical prophecy could have saved these scientific researchers a lot of money. We simply could have referred them to Revelation 13:16-17, where our Lord Jesus Christ revealed to the Apostle John that the right hand and the forehead would be the places where the mark would be implanted. Yes, these scientific researchers discovered that the human body had two parts which were equally efficient in keeping this biological battery powered — the right hand and the forehead. They even discovered that the left hand is not as efficient as the right hand in keeping this battery powered, because heat fluctuations are greater in the right hand for reasons they do not fully understand. Doesn’t it build your faith when you see instances such as these where God has acted to ensure that even the smallest detail of His prophecies are fulfilled!
Interestingly, as reported by one Doctor dealing with the microchips, if the battery bursts or breaks, it will cause a very bad sore on the person. Again this is foretold in Rev. 16:2 - … and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast…
As we said before, this Bio-Microchip will constantly be sending out a very low frequency signal identifying each individual on earth. These signals will be picked up by a combination of earth based antennas, such as the antennas now being feverishly constructed for the cellular phone network, and by stationary satellites in low-level orbit.
The tiny microchips can contain 34 billion unique sets of individual identification codes, thus easily providing the capability to assign a unique code to the just over 6 billion humans on the planet today. Plans call for this implantable microchip to be utilized instead of passports and driver’s licenses. People can be identified for every government program in existence by scanning this microchip. These microchips have been implanted in animals, through the veterinarian channels, for almost two decades now, so that the problems with this technology have been identified and solved.
We are warned however Not to take the Mark. Some will be tempted to take the chip so they can buy food for their family or to save themselves or their children from being killed for not taking it, it would be a hard thing to watch their children starve, but they will be trading a few months of living in this war filled world for an Eternity of torment in Hell. If they do give up their lives and choose God and Jesus over the Mark and the Anti-Christ, they will be blessed with an Eternity of peace in a perfect world when God recreates this Earth after returning and doing away with sin, Satan and all the evil people in this world.
9…"If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands... 13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason, they are before the throne of God… 16 They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."
Rev. 15:2 – 2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
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. And I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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. 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.’ And He that sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write; for these words are true and faithful.’ And He said to me, ‘It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give to him that thirst of the fountain of the Water of Life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.’
It is also possible that the Anti-Christ may come out of America, as we read in Rev. 17:7,17-18.
Rev. 17:7 - I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Rev. 17:17-18 - For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. The woman whom you saw is the great city, (America) which reigns over the kings of the earth.
We are warned to be careful who we trust in those days. The Bible tells us that even our own families will betray us. Most likely they will think they are turning you in for your own good, or with good intentions for what they think is in the best interest of everyone. You may be labeled a radical or a terrorist for your beliefs and for not wanting to take the MicroChip.
5 Do not trust in a neighbor; do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom (the person you sleep with) guard your lips. 6 For son treats father contemptuously, daughter rises up against her mother, daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own household.
Mark 13:12 - Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
33 Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. 34 Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.(Pretending to be with you) 35 Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.
Many Prophecies concern the Destruction of America. This will happen sometime during the last 3½ years of the Tribulation. America is the modern day Babylon in prophecy. Revelation 17 and 18 give a terrifying view of our demise. In numerous places in the Bible, the Prophets warn God’s people (Christians and Jews) to leave America before she is destroyed.
Jeremiah 51:6 - “Flee out of the midst of Babylon (America), and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity (sins); for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance.”
Jeremiah 51:45 - “My people (Christians and Jews), go out of the midst of her, and deliver you every man your soul from the fierce anger of the LORD”.
The New International Version reads…
"Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD.”
America’s past has been glorious with God’s blessings poured out upon our land. We were friends with Israel, but now America has come under His curse, because of our nation’s sins and our leaders sins.
Genesis 12:3 - God said, “I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you.”
Shocking things the American President did in 2009…
He told the World that America is not a Christian Nation when 76.5% (159 million) of Americans identify themselves as Christian.
He told French Television Canal Plus that the United States is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world when some statistics show only 8 million Muslims in America.
He bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
He promised the Arabs that Jerusalem would be theirs when He told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that, “the United States foresees the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
Isaiah 47:8, Zephaniah 2:15, Rev. 18:7 - America boasts, “I am, and there is none beside me.”
Jeremiah 50:12 - “Your mother (England) shall be confounded and ashamed: the hindermost (youngest) of the nations shall be a wilderness.”
Jeremiah 51:13 - “O you that dwell upon many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, and the measure of your covetousness (greediness).”
Jeremiah 50:9 - “I will cause to come up against Babylon (America) an assembly of great nations from the North Country: and they shall set themselves in array against her … she shall be taken.”
Jeremiah 50:46 - “At the noise of the taking of Babylon (America) the earth is moved.”
Revelation 18:10, 17-19 - “Alas, Babylon (America), in one hour is your judgment come… they cried when they saw the smoke of her burning”.
If you miss the Rapture and you live in America,
try to go far up into Canada or Alaska, or lower Mexico before this happens.
This will be the worst time in all human history as it is followed by the “Battle of Armageddon” at the end of the Tribulation period.
We are told some of the terrifying events that will take place at that time. Just before the battle of Armageddon there will be demon like creatures loosed on the earth to torment the followers of the Anti-Christ. We find this in Rev. 9:1-11 –
1 Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. 2 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them. 7 The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like the hair of women (Long), and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months. 11 They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
This is about the time when America will be destroyed and Armageddon will take place. There will be a great army of two hundred million come to Jerusalem and surround it, and this it the moment when Jesus Christ will return and finish the final battle between Himself and His followers and Satan, the Anti-Christ and his followers.
Rev. 17:14 – These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." …19 And I saw the beast (Anti-Christ) and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 And the beast (Anti-Christ) was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse…
This will conclude the battle between God and His people and Satan and his followers. At this point there will be 1,000 years of peace before God allows Satan to be loosed one last time to test the people of the Earth and see who is truly a follower of Him, and who is swayed to the side of evil. After this time God will forever separate those who are not true to Him and cast them into outer darkness for Eternity. Then He will recreate the New Heaven and the New Earth as we read in Rev. 21.
Those who come to Christ following the Rapture will live through the persecution of all the Christians and the Jews by the Anti-Christ and many will have to give their life for their faith. But, their reward will be great!
33 Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. 34 Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy. 35 Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.
Daniel 12:3 - Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." 5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new" And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." 6 Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7 He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. 8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12 It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 18 The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25 In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; 26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
John 14:6 - I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life;
No one comes to the Father but through Me.
Revelation 19:7 & 9 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His Wife has made Herself ready. Blessed are they who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Jesus Invites everyone to come to Him,
Now or even During the Tribulation.