Promises and Warnings to Believers for the end times

Jesus gives instructions to examine our ways in the end times. Will we do it? What are the consequences if we do not heed Him? And, the promises if we do?

When I was little, I was taught to examine my conscience every night before I went to bed. I was to consider each day as if it were my last day, and to take seriously any sins I had committed and repent of them.

In the Book of Revelation, Chapters 2 & 3, Jesus is giving similar instructions to the churches of that time to examine their ways. The descriptions of those churches sound very similar to churches of today, and also similar to how individual believers can lead their lives as well.

This is a summary of the sins, errors, mistakes, warnings, call to repentance, and finally the glorious promises that await us if we do correct ourselves, and return in purity and holiness to the Lord.

Note that the Lord finds no fault in those who have either given their lives for their faith (martyrs), and those who have been weak but obedient and faithful.

Note also that the promises are greatest for them. But, all these promises are available to us, if we choose the higher path of holiness, and do not allow ourselves to be contaminated by the worldliness and sin around us.

Ask yourself as you read the summary:

Are you going to really make it?

Will you succeed in the world and fail in the eyes of God?

Are you all that you think you are?

Do you have corrections to make in your life?

Do you really think your works are enough to cancel out your faults?

Ephesus

strength- labor, patience, do not tolerate evil, honest, endurance, hate Nicolaitans

weakness/sin– left your first love, (little time for God, wrapped up in the world)

The warning – I will remove your candlestick out of its place- your light will go out- repent

The promise – ( if repent)-

Rev 2:7… To him that overcomes, will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

**Nicolaitans – elder rule – a few rule, and are exalted over others. Does this sound familiar? Today, we have the “anointed,” who are treated like gods, and are rich off the offerings of others. The “anointed’ are a special social network. Once in, they rule and change doctrine. They oppress the brethren with their own brand of spirituality, and lead people away from the liberty they have in Christ.

Smyrna

strength – martyrs for their faith

weakness/ sinnone

the warningnone

The promise –

Rev 2:11… He that overcomes, shall not be hurt of the second death.

Pergamos –

strength – in seat of Satan but faithful, have not denied the faith

weakness/ sin – idolatry, Baalam, Nicolaitans

the warning – Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

The promise (if repent)-

Rev 2:17…. To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows saving he that receives [it].

Thyratira –

strength – patience, works, charity

weakness/ sin Rev 2:20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

the warning – Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

The promise (if repent)-

Rev 2:26 And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.

Sardis

strength – past works

weakness/ sin – dead spiritually

the warning – Rev 3:3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shall not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shall not know what hour I will come upon thee.

The promise (if repent)-

Rev 3:5He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Philadelphia

strength – works

weakness/ sinnone

the warning – none

The promise –

Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

Laodecia –

strength – none

weakness/ sin – lukewarm, rich

the warning – Rev 3:18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou may be rich; and white raiment, that thou may be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that thou may see.

The promise (if repent)-

Rev 3:21To him that overcomes, will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Notice the encouragement is to “overcome.” Jesus was anticipating our temptations and failures. Will we be honest enough to examine ourselves, and see if we need to correct some aspect of our lives?

Look at the wonderful promises that await us, if we humble ourselves and repent before Him. He wants our hearts and obedience and attention. Will we do this for Him? Isn’t He worth it?

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33 Responses to “Promises and Warnings to Believers for the end times”

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  2. I enjoy this website. It is informative. There is so much I need to learn and grow. I am a christian but there are times, many times lately I feel I am questioning my faith I guess. About Christ. I dont like to, but I am. Such as how can he be the messiah, the messiah was or is to come to restore peace to Israel, all the world, the messiah isnt coming twice, why does Christ have to come back twice, didnt he get it right the first time if he were truly the messiah? these are questions that I have also been asked. Someone did point out the in Amos I believe, it says that the Messiah would come before the destruction of the second temple. Christ did come before the destruction of the temple. Can you or anyone help me understand, look up more versus and so I can grow again in faith and answer such difficult questions? Thank you God Bless.

  3. Dear S,
    I have felt the same way you do. I had similar questions, and so I started out on my own journey to find the answers. This website is a result of that journey.

    Look at this link below. The Christ was supposed to come twice. It has been right there in the book of daniel the whole time, and we all missed it….he first comes as the son of man, and then he comes as king. This is why Jesus did not immediately set up the kingdom….he was following a divine plan that was prophesied long before his coming, and expected the most learned of the jews to know this. But they did not recognize it. They were too concerned with petty details and collecting money to study the prophecies. Sound like ministers today? See this link, and see if it helps you get back on track.

    https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/did-jesus-fulfill-the-jewish-scriptures-for-messiah/

  4. Nice blog

  5. Ron,

    Thank you for blessing me with kind words.

    marianne

  6. This is a really good way of breaking down & looking at each warning, rebuke, exhortation to the churches, which I believe are all representatives of churches now…& to each believer, as well…there have been different times in my walk when the Lord has used different ones of these letters to the churches to cause me to truly examine myself, & get back on the narrow path…

    …I love how life-changing His Word is! And I love how it gets opened up to us in various, sometimes suprising ways! It really is quick (ALIVE!) & powerful, & sharper than a two-edged sword!
    It’s like they say, “The Bible is the only book you’ll read where the author is present with you while you read it!”

    Thanks for sharing what you’ve gleaned,
    it’s blessed me tonight.
    ~Anastazia~

  7. Hi Anastazia,

    Thank you for blessing me with such kind words.

    blessings
    marianne

  8. Hey Marianne…Wasgoing to finally check out your book here (Lions and the Bride)…Soon as I have a minute later this morning… Anyhow,I wanted to share this true story with you all…

    By the way, lemme mention real quick that I have seen MIRACLES in my 24 years here on earth and GOD and JESUS ARE REAL…

    Anyways Marianne, I was goin to bed and was just saying a small prayer cuz I felt like I was going to fall out asleep any minute. So I just thanked Father God for everything and told Him how thankful I was for this and that, etc… Then I told Him I loved Him. I said “I love You, Father- I just wanted to tell you that. I love you very much. I love you I love you I love you. Thats all…” And then as I laid down in bed, I grabbed my little Bible to read a little bit before falling out… And this was the FIRST LINE I read- lol- I was SO tired it took me a minute for it to register but once it registered I was giggling in amazement…
    Malachi 1:2 LivingTranslation…
    “I have always loved you,” says the Lord.”

  9. Isn’t it amazing how He speaks to us?

    He did this same thing (SPOKE TO US!) last summer when my husband and I were about to break up our family and marraige.

    We finally came to Him in prayer and asked what He wanted… After NOT having talked to Him or went to church or read the Bible in probably months…

    My husband turned RIGHT to Jeremiah 44:25 1/2 NIV, middle of the page, and THIS is what it read!

    “Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows!”

    WOW! GOD IS AWESOME! And it wasn’t like we were scrolling around flipping througgh pages looking for something relevant in either of these cases- we just flipped RIGHT to that page and read a line!!!! WOW!

    Just had to share that little testimony cuz my husband and I are truly still together right now because this happened last year and if God would not have spoken to us like that, I don’t think we would be together, muchless seeking Him like we are now…

    Love ya Marianne!!! 🙂 Catrina

  10. Hi Catrina

    That is really great, to have Him speak like that to you.!!

    May every day be like that !! 🙂

    blessings
    marianne

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  12. Hi Marianne, I like your article. One thing we must not focus on is ‘works’. When we are dead in Christ, we are dead to the law and the chasing of our tail to accomplish everything. Christ did that for us! Works from this point on fall into different rewards we are to get as believers. As you know, as children of God we are to be holy minded and love God with all our heart. Different sins we do though have consequences against us here in the physical realm. You have a lot of great articles, keep up the good fight! One other thing though, is that beware of mr. false prophet himself, Benny Hinn, i noticed you had him on this website. If you google Benny Hinn false prophet, you can read all the bizarre spiritual statements coming from the wolve. One is that Adam used to fly to the moon and Jesus stepped and moved when he moved, then merged Into him, to be one. When we are on the other side with our Lord Jesus, we will be amazed when we sit down with him and he tells us where the enemy had fooled us over our lives. May the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit bless you, Sean~

  13. Hi Sean,

    Thank you for the kind words. I also, as a fallible human being, need to take my own advice. I pray the holy spirit over all who strive for righteousness. The page about Hinn only concerns his orphanage. I wish for people to just stick to facts. I really look forward to that moment you mentioned about finally meeting with Jesus, who will make all things clear to us.

    blessings
    marianne

  14. One thing I have noticed as I saw false teachers all thru the church, top to bottom….is that God is not angry at them, at least not yet. I think that “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first” fits in well here. That many will be surprised at who gets rewarded what at judgment. DavWms

  15. Marianne:

    Promises and Warnings

    Paul McGuire on the End Times Part 1 of 3

    http://paulmcguire.com/

    Kittii

  16. Marianne,

    Have you seen the interpretation of the 69 weeks of Daniel that Sir Isaac Newton proposed, showing Yashua’s return to be Yom Kippur 2015?

    • hi Al

      no, i haven’t, but I agree with him that it is a good approximate date.

      If you have a copy, I would like to see it.

      • Marianne,

        Like I said, this is from Sir Isaac Newton in the 1700’s. They say that prophecy was his real passion, beyond all of the other things he did.

        Da 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

        7 x 7 = 49 years = 7 weeks of years leading up to a Jubilee year.

        June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times!

        49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days.

        So let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us!

        1967

        June 7 to June 30 = 23 days

        July 31 days

        Aug 31 days

        Sept 30 days

        Oct 31 days

        Nov 30 days

        Dec 31 days
        207 days

        1967 207

        1968 366

        1969 365

        1970 365

        1971 365

        1972 366

        1973 365

        1974 365

        1975 365

        1976 366

        1977 365

        1978 365

        1979 365

        1980 366

        1981 365

        1982 365

        1983 365

        1984 366

        1985 365

        1986 365

        1987 365

        1988 366

        1989 365

        1990 365

        1991 365

        1992 366

        1993 365

        1994 365

        1995 365

        1996 366

        1997 365

        1998 365

        1999 365

        2000 366

        2001 365

        2002 365

        2003 365

        2004 366

        2005 365

        2006 365

        2007 365

        2008 366

        2009 365

        2010 365

        2011 365

        2012 366

        2013 365

        2014 365

        17374

        2015

        Jan 31

        Feb 28

        Mar 31

        Apr 30

        May 31

        Jun 30

        July 31

        Aug 31
        243 243

        17617

        17640

        17617

        23

        23 days left beginning Sept 1

        Puts you on Sep 23rd 2015

        Which is YOM KIPPUR!!

        Da 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

        7 x 7 = 49 years = 7 weeks of years leading up to a Jubilee year.

        June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times!

        49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days.

        So let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us!

        1967

        June 7 to June 30 = 23 days

        July 31 days

        Aug 31 days

        Sept 30 days

        Oct 31 days

        Nov 30 days

        Dec 31 days
        207 days

        1967 207

        1968 366

        1969 365

        1970 365

        1971 365

        1972 366

        1973 365

        1974 365

        1975 365

        1976 366

        1977 365

        1978 365

        1979 365

        1980 366

        1981 365

        1982 365

        1983 365

        1984 366

        1985 365

        1986 365

        1987 365

        1988 366

        1989 365

        1990 365

        1991 365

        1992 366

        1993 365

        1994 365

        1995 365

        1996 366

        1997 365

        1998 365

        1999 365

        2000 366

        2001 365

        2002 365

        2003 365

        2004 366

        2005 365

        2006 365

        2007 365

        2008 366

        2009 365

        2010 365

        2011 365

        2012 366

        2013 365

        2014 365

        17374

        2015

        Jan 31

        Feb 28

        Mar 31

        Apr 30

        May 31

        Jun 30

        July 31

        Aug 31
        243 243

        17617

        17640

        17617

        23

        23 days left beginning Sept 1

        Puts you on Sep 23rd 2015

        Which is YOM KIPPUR!!

        Da 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

        7 x 7 = 49 years = 7 weeks of years leading up to a Jubilee year.

        June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times!

        49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days.

        So let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us!

        1967

        June 7 to June 30 = 23 days

        July 31 days

        Aug 31 days

        Sept 30 days

        Oct 31 days

        Nov 30 days

        Dec 31 days
        207 days

        1967 207

        1968 366

        1969 365

        1970 365

        1971 365

        1972 366

        1973 365

        1974 365

        1975 365

        1976 366

        1977 365

        1978 365

        1979 365

        1980 366

        1981 365

        1982 365

        1983 365

        1984 366

        1985 365

        1986 365

        1987 365

        1988 366

        1989 365

        1990 365

        1991 365

        1992 366

        1993 365

        1994 365

        1995 365

        1996 366

        1997 365

        1998 365

        1999 365

        2000 366

        2001 365

        2002 365

        2003 365

        2004 366

        2005 365

        2006 365

        2007 365

        2008 366

        2009 365

        2010 365

        2011 365

        2012 366

        2013 365

        2014 365

        17374

        2015

        Jan 31

        Feb 28

        Mar 31

        Apr 30

        May 31

        Jun 30

        July 31

        Aug 31
        243 243

        17617

        17640

        17617

        23

        23 days left beginning Sept 1

        Puts you on Sep 23rd 2015

        Which is YOM KIPPUR!!

        Da 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

        7 x 7 = 49 years = 7 weeks of years leading up to a Jubilee year.

        June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times!

        49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days.

        So let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us!

        1967

        June 7 to June 30 = 23 days

        July 31 days

        Aug 31 days

        Sept 30 days

        Oct 31 days

        Nov 30 days

        Dec 31 days
        207 days

        1967 207

        1968 366

        1969 365

        1970 365

        1971 365

        1972 366

        1973 365

        1974 365

        1975 365

        1976 366

        1977 365

        1978 365

        1979 365

        1980 366

        1981 365

        1982 365

        1983 365

        1984 366

        1985 365

        1986 365

        1987 365

        1988 366

        1989 365

        1990 365

        1991 365

        1992 366

        1993 365

        1994 365

        1995 365

        1996 366

        1997 365

        1998 365

        1999 365

        2000 366

        2001 365

        2002 365

        2003 365

        2004 366

        2005 365

        2006 365

        2007 365

        2008 366

        2009 365

        2010 365

        2011 365

        2012 366

        2013 365

        2014 365

        17374

        2015

        Jan 31

        Feb 28

        Mar 31

        Apr 30

        May 31

        Jun 30

        July 31

        Aug 31
        243 243

        17617

        17640

        17617

        23

        23 days left beginning Sept 1

        Puts you on Sep 23rd 2015

        Which is YOM KIPPUR!!

        • Hi Al,
          This is interesting but isn’t the count down supposed to start at the issue of the decree, not when the it was restored?

  17. The History Channel did a special on Sir Issac Newton and Bible Prophecy. I’ll post one video and you can go to You Tube to see the rest.

  18. It’s very exiting to find this heavenawaits.wordpress.com site. Thank you for sharing this information. I find it very cognitive as I have been studying a lot lately on practical matters such as you talk about.

  19. Isaiah 18

    18 Woe to the land of whirring wings[a]
    along the rivers of Cush,[b]
    2 which sends envoys by sea
    in papyrus boats over the water.
    Go, swift messengers,
    [b] to a people tall and smooth-skinned [/b],
    [b] to a people feared far and wide [/b],
    an aggressive nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers.
    3 All you people of the world,
    you who live on the earth,
    when a banner is raised on the mountains,
    you will see it,
    and when a trumpet sounds,
    you will hear it.
    4 This is what the Lord says to me:
    “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place,
    like shimmering heat in the sunshine,
    like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
    5 For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone
    and the flower becomes a ripening grape,
    he will cut off the shoots with pruning knives,
    and cut down and take away the spreading branches.
    6 They will all be left to the mountain birds of prey
    and to the wild animals;
    the birds will feed on them all summer,
    the wild animals all winter.
    7 At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty

    [b] from a people tall and smooth-skinned [/b],
    [b] from a people feared far and wide [/b],
    an aggressive nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers—
    the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.

    ===========================

    I have read at some other sites before, that the peple tall is US- is that true? but who is the people smooth-skinned (clean-saven?, not hairy?), and who is the people feared far and wide?

    I hope someone could share more of the interpretation of this powerful prophecy, biblically, to identify who are those people, that will bring gifts to Mount Zion for the Lord Almighty.

    • hi jo

      that is a good question. at first it seems it is a land near Cush, but maybe not. although I see much negativity in our nation (USA) at this time, it would be wonderful if we could overcome this, and be a land that blesses Israel once again.

    • Jo
      thoose are the people who will survive the doom and in future Jesus will sitt on his throne in Jerusalem for ever so people from all around the world will come with gifts to them on sukkot.

  20. Hi Marianne,

    Thanks. I hope the US is one of those people, but the US is a people admired? far and wide, not feared?

    It seems to me that there are 2-3 more people in that prophecy, the people of smooth-skinned, not hairy. Chinese are the least hairy people in the world, they don’t even need to shave at all, and they have good smooth-skinned, but then, who is the people feared? far and wide.

  21. @ Wyatt

    CUSH=Ethiopia.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Then what about Go-to a people (2) and From a people (7) verses? because Cush can not Go-to Cush. The Cush can’t be Go-to itself.

    2 which sends envoys by sea
    in papyrus boats over the water.
    Go, swift messengers,
    [bold] to a people tall and smooth-skinned [/bold],
    [bold] to a people feared far and wide [/bold],

    7 At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty
    [bold] from a people tall and smooth-skinned [/bold],
    [bold] from a people feared far and wide [/bold],

  22. @ Adam

    Jo
    thoose are the people who will survive the doom and in future Jesus will sitt on his throne in Jerusalem for ever so people from all around the world will come with gifts to them on sukkot.
    ……………………………………………………………..

    Thanks.

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