TRAVEL TO THE NEW JERUSALEM!
My wife and I for over 44+ years have traveled and ministered in over 125
countries doing Missionary Evangelism. During that time we have slept in over
We slept with the
night creatures and in waterbeds before they invented waterbeds. The reason they
were waterbeds is that it rained and the roof leaked or the children did. We
have eaten strange and wonderful foods, both clean and unclean. However, Marge
and I have learned to get packed, ready and travel to the various mission
We have also
traveled on everything from a mule to a dory boat on open seas to the QE1, buses
of every sort, cars, carts, trains to almost every model and age of airplanes,
some older than ourselves. However, traveling for Jesus makes it all worthwhile.
This message deals with getting ready for that great and final trip we will all
make some day.
I. We are always concerned with accommodations in the earthy realm. God
has prepared the best accommodations for last.
(John 14:2 KJV) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
II. We need passports to enter each country. You cannot enter with out
it. Persons seeking entry into the New Jerusalem will not be permitted past the
gates without having proper credentials and having their names already
registered in the Book with the ruling authority.
(Rev 21:27 KJV) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are
written in the Lamb's book of life.
III. You will need tickets. Your ticket is a written pledge that
guarantees your journey. It should be claimed and its promises kept firmly in
(John 5:24 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
IV. You have to be ready at departure time. The exact time has not bee
announced for our departure for the New City. Travelers there are advised to be
ready to leave on short notice.
(Mat 24:44 KJV) Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of man cometh.
V. We will be departing by air. Travelers going directly by air are
advised to watch daily for indications of departure.
(1 Th 4:16 KJV) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first:
(1 Th 4:17 KJV) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
VI. Clothing is something my wife plans carefully, however, on this trip
clothing with be provided.
(Rev 3:5 KJV) He that overcometh, 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
VII. No luggage will be taken. One thing in travel I have never liked the
carrying of luggage. I often accused my wife of packing rocks or bricks.
(Isa 61:10 KJV) I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul
shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride
adorneth herself with her jewels.
VIII. Vaccination and inoculations I have never liked but they were for
our own good. In the New City of God they are not needed, as sickness and death
are unknown at this destination.
(Rev 21:4 KJV) 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.
IX. Almost every country has its own currency. For many it can be
confusing. We should send our treasures on ahead to await the passenger’s
(Mat 6:20 KJV) But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
X. The cost of travel can be expensive. We belong to almost every club
and program that gets us award travel. Here is the good news. The trip to the
City of God is FREE.
“It is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 and the price has be paid for you by God’s
(John 3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.
XI. Food. There will be nothing like you have ever had before
(Rev 19:9 KJV) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called
unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he
saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
(Rev 22:1 KJV) And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God and of the
XII. Make your reservation now. Apply at once! Now! Be sure you are ready
to go. This journey won’t be canceled for anyone. You will not be ‘bumped’.
(2 Cor 6:2 KJV) (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time
accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the
accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
XIII. This city has the best retirement plan.
(Psa 23:6 KJV) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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