Welcome to Looking Up

The name of this blog is taken from Luke 21:28 where Jesus says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 1-19-22: They Want the Souls of Your Children

The global elites are not content to corrupt young minds and hearts with the plague of looking at the world through a racist lens using Critical Race Theory as the infecting agent.  They aren’t happy having children immersed in the fear of Climate Change hysteria.  In fact, even with mask mandates, lockdowns, and remote learning requirements, the Deep Staters and One Worlders haven’t satisfied their inner dictator with kids.  No, they have a much more devious plan to destroy this generation.

Corey Lynn at Corey’s Digs has released an extensive 9-part series examining the 2030 Psychological Agenda – Obedience Training for PreK-Adults.  It explores the wide-ranging program for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) that is embedded in the curricula of all schools these days, and which, as the title of Corey’s articles states, is meant to bring about total psychological control for very young children all the way to adulthood.  All children in all public schools are subject to this brainwashing effort.

An integral part of Social Emotional Learning is the spiritual aspect of it through an initiative called the Collaborative for Spirituality in Education (CSE).  This was the part that caught my eye, and I want to outline a little bit for you today what is involved in this spirituality education of children.

Sweet Wormword Effective Against COVID?

A reader writes:

No need to get back to me, I am a nurse who did most of the journey toward NP [naturopathy], now switched to studying medical herbs because of what I see with big pharma.  For what it’s worth to you and your readers the active ingredient of hydroxychloroquine was developed out of some of the active components of artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood).  Current study in England https://www.wpi.edu/news/early-research-finds-extracts-sweet-wormwood-plant-can-inhibit-covid-19-virus
This variety of wormwood also does not have the potential for hallucinogens that other varieties have.  As a non-controlled herb people may source it themselves from many supplement stores.

Rapture Readings 1 – Isaiah’s Pre-Trib Rapture Passage

Based on:

October 2: Isaiah 26:20

(Isaiah 24-26; Ephesians 4)

For some reason, many Christians literally hate the idea that God has planned to remove His true church from the earth prior to the soon-coming 7-year Tribulation.  Why they get so worked up against those of us who believe in the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Bride of Christ is a mystery, other than the fact that Satan doesn’t want God’s children to be waiting with eager anticipation for this blessed event.  To counter some of this backlash against the clear Word of Scripture, I decided to do a series of readings from several of the essays I wrote in my 4-volume set of Awaken Bible Commentaries and Reflections.  I hope these are a blessing to you and give you the confidence that Jesus really is coming soon to snatch us from this alien place that is not our home.  I’ve provided a link if you’re interested in purchasing these books to gain a greater appreciation of the supernatural and prophetic aspects of God’s Word throughout the Bible.  I guarantee you that they are totally unique in bringing these wonderful aspects of Scripture.  With that introduction, here is the Rapture Reading concerning Isaiah’s Pre-Trib Rapture Passage.


Awaken Bible Commentary & Reflections – Volume 1:

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 1-12-22 The Prince of the Power of the Air

While we’ve been sleeping through the COVID morass for the last two years, another deadly assault on humanity has continued unabated.  Many of us are very aware that the global elites have decided that NOW is the time for them to make their move to cement their power and control over the people of the earth – in preparation, whether they know it or not – for the soon-to-come 7-year Tribulation.  They manufactured a so-called pandemic in order to push a so-called vaccine.  This charade has worked wonderfully in causing anxiety and fear in a large swath of the world’s population, leading to the hypnotic effect of Mass Formation Psychosis, which I spoke about in my previous Prophecy Update of January 5, 2022 titled Prep for Antichrist: Mass Formation Psychosis.  The purpose of the COVID shots, which are untested, gene-altering drugs is to steal, kill, and destroy.  They originate from the Father of Lies who hates God and wants to harm Him through inflicting injury on His creation that He pronounced as very good.

How does Satan accomplish this?  He steals the hope that people have for a normal, productive life by shortening lifespans.  He kills loved ones: family, friends, children, the elderly, and those in between through the sinful actions of those who have pledged allegiance to him and to the useful idiots who follow them without a shred of critical thinking.  He destroys everything that he touches, whether church, government, marriage, or the creation of life.  Moreover, Satan and his minions – in the spiritual realm and among mankind – have determined to move forward with all they have planned for decades to accomplish the final enslavement of mankind and the destruction of the world as we know it.

As I noted in Prep for Antichrist, Satan is setting the stage for the unveiling of the Beast of Revelation, the Antichrist.  He must have the means to control mankind directly and through all economic activities.  This is a multi-pronged attack.  The COVID jabs have substances in them that obviously accomplish a number of different purposes.  Some of the “vaccines” kill, some cause debilitating injury, and some rewire the body in order to be manipulated from an outside source.  The rewiring of the body is the next stage of the Internet of Things whereby all people are connected together through the cloud in the Internet of Bodies.  The means by which this will be accomplished is through the use of nanoparticles containing graphene oxide which forms an antennae of sorts inside people’s bodies that can be communicated with via 5G.  This electromagnetic manipulation will also be facilitated through the implantable chips used for the vaccine passports.  The pieces of this puzzle are numerous and complicated, but Satan and his host have the benefit of having eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Believe me, this scheme did not originate in the minds of men; it is much higher and deeper than what human wisdom allows.

The vaccines and everything associated with them is one facet of the attack on humanity.  As I mentioned earlier, there are other aspects to this assault.  Satan doesn’t have his title Prince of the Power of the Air for nothing.  Another piece of this end-times onslaught centers around the ruse that we’ve been subjected to for years known as Climate Change.

What devious schemes are involved with Environmentalism, Sustainable Development, and their all-encompassing meme we know as Climate Change?

We’ll dive into this today and see what other nasty ideas the enemy has cooked up and has unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

COVID “Vaccines” Death Knell for Children in Womb

How long will it be until people wake up to the planned genocide by the global elites?

Dr. James Thorpe, a Florida-based OB/GYN has studied the VAERS data and created the graphs below.  VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, reliably shown to underreport death and injury from vaccines by anywhere from 1% – 10%.  You want the real numbers?  Multiply any number from VAERS by 10 or 100, and you’ll approximate the truth somewhere in that range.

Of course, Thorpe has been censored for his work.  Here’s the bottom line: These jabs are POISON.  They main and kill people.  Children – the unborn included – are at great risk from these deadly shots.  Pregnant or nursing mothers SHOULD NOT even contemplate taking the “vaccines” unless you want a dead or critically injured child.

If you know any women thinking about taking these untested, gene-altering drugs, please WARN THEM.

From the article:

Thorp requested that anyone who had the jab pushed on her in her pregnancy and believes she has suffered adverse effects in herself, her pregnancy, or her newborn to please contact him at jathorp@bellsouth.net.



Source: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-why-did-scotland-experience-a-spike-in-infant-deaths

AFLDS – How To Obtain Early Treatment for COVID

This is the latest update from America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) for their service to obtain early treatment for COVID-19:

The link below for AFLDS has useful information.  Please check it out:




At this time I still believe the better choice to connect with a physician and get a prescription for Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine is to use Push Health because of the delays that AFLDS mentions.  You can check out my experience with Push Health and access the link to their website here:

Get Ivermectin Through PushHealth.com

The Three Phases of COVID Vaccine Mortality


Source: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-01-04-10-million-people-per-day-are-set-on-irreversible-countdown-to-vaccine-death.html#


NOTE: If you have taken the COVID shot, your only hope is Jesus Christ.  If you know Him and you repent of placing your faith in a man-made “solution” to this illness rather that in Christ, perhaps He will heal you.

If you do not know the Lord and do not have a personal relationship with Him – if you’re reading this – then it’s still not too late.  Jesus saves – both from the sin-induced sicknesses in this world, and more importantly, your soul.  Turn and place your faith and trust in Him and know the love, mercy, and grace that only He provides.  You’ll never regret it.

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 1-5-22 – Prep for Antichrist: Mass Formation Psychosis

One of the most important aspects of these Awaken Bible Prophecy Updates is that we connect the dots of what’s going on in the world with the prophetic Word of God.  Sometimes, however, we have to identify what those dots are before they can be connected.  That can be a challenge in itself.  Another thing that’s extremely important in the Updates is to bring subjects forward that you may not be aware of.  These items can be issues behind the scenes that may not have crossed your path up till now.  There may be other things that you may have avoided for any number of reasons.

We try not to miss these issues if at all possible in the Prophecy Updates, especially if they have some association with end-times events.  Sometimes, we have to talk about uncomfortable subjects.  Regardless, we need to be faithful to God’s Word, and its range is pretty broad – so we don’t usually lack for something to discuss.  Of course, there’s so much going on in the world right now that keeping up can pull us in a lot of different directions.  One thing I’d appreciate is if you think there’s something it would be helpful for me to address, then let me know.  First take a look at the various topics on the Rumble page that I’ve dealt with over the last year to make sure I haven’t covered it already.

Over the last couple of weeks, Dr. Robert Malone has raised an issue – that in studying it – I’ve found fascinating.  All of a sudden, this issue in the news is all over the place, so it’s obviously pertinent.  Dr. Malone, as you may know, is the inventor of the mRNA vaccines, who has spoken out against them because of their misuse by the government in this whole COVID fiasco.  Just recently, Dr. Malone was permanently banned from Twitter for speaking “misinformation.”  Isn’t that something?  The censors at Twitter know more about mRNA and how it works than the man who invented the technology for the vaccines.

Dr. Malone had come across a concept called Mass Formation Psychosis that a psychologist and statistician named Dr. Mattias Desmet in Belgium has been studying and speaking about.  As it turns out, I watched a couple Youtube videos last fall on this very subject and squirreled them away for future use.

Mass Formation Psychosis is a very real phenomenon that is affecting a large percentage of people around the world.  It explains much of the extremely odd behavior we see surrounding COVID, masking, lockdowns, the vaccines, and even the vaccine passports that are being ramped up for use.  More importantly, for our purposes, it shows us exactly how and why the world is being conditioned to accept the Antichrist.

Because of all this, this idea of Mass Formation Psychosis is being pooh-poohed by the mainstream media.

Those of you who have watched my other Prophecy Updates know that I am a fervent pre-Tribulation Rapture believer, and that from all the converging Biblical signs, Christ’s return for His beloved Bride, the true church, is very near.  This will occur before Antichrist comes on the scene and the wrath of God is rained down upon this unbelieving world.  Despite that, God has made it clear in His Word that He wants us to understand the times because we will endure trials and tribulations to some degree – just not THE Tribulation.  We can only see clearly by reading ALL of Scripture and looking at the world through a Biblical, prophetic lens.  Our worldview needs to be rooted in the reality of God’s Word if we want to remain faithful and useful to Him until He comes to snatch us away from this alien place.

Our subject today is deep, and yet you’ll probably say to yourself, “I saw that!” or “I knew that!”  Still, it’s the putting of it all together that helps us to deal with it and the people affected by it.  I cover a number of angles with it that you probably haven’t seen from other sources.  As a result, this video is longer than many of the ones I do, but in order to do justice to the topic, it is what it is, so please hang in there.  I think you’ll learn a lot.

Revelation 22:10 – The Time is Near

As I write this on the last day of December 2021, I stand amazed at God and humbled by what He has done.  Toward the end of 2019 the Lord put it on my heart to teach a class at my church centered on Reading Through the Bible in A Year beginning in January of 2020.  This was to be straight up everyone reading God’s Word each day and then coming together weekly to discuss what we’d read.  So many classes these days use other books and dip into Scripture for what they intend to convey.  There’s nothing wrong with that, but the truth of the matter is that the people in His church – those who should know God and His Word – have not faithfully read this love letter He has given us.  The times today are no different than what the prophet declared in Amos 8:11-12:

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God,

    “when I will send a famine on the land—

not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,

    but of hearing the words of the Lord.

They shall wander from sea to sea,

    and from north to east;

they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord,

    but they shall not find it.

The modern church indeed has a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.  This has caused a generation or more of lukewarm Christians, led by pastors who avoid much of Scripture, because teaching it is too hard, opposed to their beliefs, or in their view may negatively impact tithes and offerings.  It has led to many in the church who don’t understand the character of God, and certainly to a large swath of congregants and pastors who don’t know Bible prophecy.  Despite the fact that God has infused His Word with the prophetic – as much as 1/3 of the Bible is comprised of prophecy – people today are simply ignorant of it.  If not uninformed, they have adopted poor exegesis so that their interpretation is significantly flawed.

Thus, God’s direction to me was to teach directly from His Word by having those in the class read it regularly and completely.  Note that His instruction wasn’t something I heard audibly; I didn’t experience any sort of revelation; I simply knew this is what I was to do.  (I believe wholeheartedly that God can and will impart what He wants to someone in whatever way He deems necessary.  This certainly may be supernatural in how that happens.)  As part of this class God gave me the realization that I was to write notes from each day’s reading and use those in the class for my teaching.  And so, each day that’s what I did.

Partway into the year, since I’m an author, I realized that these notes could be assembled into a series of books made available to the general public with the intent of encouraging others beyond the class to likewise engage in Reading Through the Bible in a Year.  With that in mind, I created the 4-volume set of Awaken Bible Study Notes:


At the conclusion of that year’s worth of effort, God wasn’t done with me.  He gave me another “assignment” for this year of 2021.  I was no longer teaching a class, but I was to write an essay based on each day’s reading.  Not realizing how daunting a task that would be, I commenced to do it on the first day of January of this year.  If I had thought about the hill of doing this that I would climb, I might have floundered.  But God kept me focused on the task each day and didn’t really let me look too far ahead.  Day-by-day I wrote. This undertaking has resulted in this 4-volume set titled Awaken Bible Commentary and Reflections:


Having learned from my efforts in creating the study notes, I essentially assembled each day’s writing into the book format as I went along.  Trust me, that made creating each volume in the series so much easier!

Both the study notes and the commentaries focus on two major aspects of Scripture: Bible prophecy and the supernatural that is so prevalent in God’s Word.  Having studied Bible prophecy for a number of years, that came naturally.  Because of reading works by Dr. Michael Heiser, particularly his seminal book, The Unseen Realm, watching his numerous lectures available on Youtube, and by taking a two-year course that he offered, I learned much and imparted that knowledge as best I could in my books.

The moral of this story is that God is faithful.  I’m in awe thinking about the fact that I created eight books in these last two years dedicated to studying the Bible and learning its lessons.  To top it off, while I was writing these two series, I also wrote two fiction books in this same timeframe.  Ten books in two years!  Believe me, I take no credit for this effort: It was all God, and how He worked through me to carry on each day.

These last two years have been an extraordinary time in human history.  For those of us watching through a Biblical, prophetic – even supernatural – lens, it is clear that what is happening is like no other.  Having such a worldview in which we examine current events in light of God’s Word, we see the convergence of all Biblical signs pointing toward the very soon return of Jesus.  Indeed, just as He told John in Revelation 22:7:

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

… we’re not only two millennia closer, we’re at the doorstep of Jesus appearing in the clouds to snatch His beloved Bride from this alien place.  Because we believe in the inerrant, infallibility of Scripture, we know that Jesus’ Words are true, i.e. we’re keeping the words of the prophecy of this book.

Unlike those in so many churches – pastors and people in the pews alike – the last thing we wish to do is disobey Jesus’ command regarding what John wrote in Revelation 22:10:

And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”

This is why we revere Bible prophecy.  God gives us the ears to hear and eyes to see through it.  He shows us why the world is in such a state of apostasy, chaos, lawlessness, and darkness.  We know the reason for Christ’s statement in Revelation 22:12:

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.”

When John says the following in Revelation 22:14-15:

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

… we know why.  God loves those who love and obey Him.  He pours out His wrath upon those who don’t.  All have the opportunity of gaining eternal life.  Sadly, far too many reject the Lord’s free offer to achieve it.

And so, we look up and wait expectantly, for the time cannot be long until His return.  It’s why we can rejoice, even now as trials and tribulations come our way.  The sure Word of God is our hope and our confidence.  Just as Revelation 22:20 says:

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

… we, along with the Apostle John, say: “Maranatha!  Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”

Revelation 21:2 – The New Jerusalem

In my previous readings of the Bible, when I came to Revelation 21 which describes the New Heavens and New Earth, I thought this pertained to the time beyond the Millennial Reign of Christ.  Now, after reading this chapter again, I’m not so sure.

The entire Tribulation is a 7-year period that is split into half.  It begins with the confirmation of the peace covenant confirmed by the Antichrist.  At the midpoint of 3 1/2 years, Antichrist breaks the agreement by entering the newly built temple and proclaiming himself as god.  The false peace that Israel has known during this time is shattered, as the Jews realize Antichrist is not Messiah or any other type of savior.  In fact, at the time he desecrates the temple, he begins severely persecuting Jews and Christians.  This begins the final 3 1/2 years known as the Great Tribulation.

Both Revelation and Daniel agree that the entire Tribulation is comprised of two 3 1/2 year segments of 1260 days each.  The conclusion of the Great Tribulation is the point that Zechariah speaks of multiple times as “on that day” (see Zechariah 12-14).  The description of the Lord’s coming is one of the most graphic in all of Scripture.  Consider first Zechariah 14:3-4:

Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.

The armies of the earth have gathered on the plains of Armageddon in their deception to fight against God and His Chosen People Israel.  Surely His awesome appearance causes all who have come to this place to greatly fear.  And rightly so, as Zechariah 14:12 describes a scene right out of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (in fact, the movie producers certainly crafted their climatic scene based on this):

And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

This is the very moment also described in Revelation 19:15 when Jesus speaks the Word of God in destructive fury:

From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

Following this great (and easy) victory over the forces of darkness that have consumed the earth, along with the many plagues that God has sent, the world is an absolute mess.  The blood of billions of people – those belonging to Christ and those who didn’t – has drenched the planet.  The abominations of sin that brought mankind to this final climax of anti-God fervor have reached so high as to almost taint the heavens.  These last 1,260 days have seen the greatest slaughter and ensuing bloodshed that has ever been known.  How could the Millennial Kingdom  – this 1,000 years of peace, joy, and abundance – begin with the world in this awful state?  The answer is that it doesn’t.

Daniel 12 describes an extra 75 days following this dramatic conclusion of the Tribulation period.  The prophet breaks this up into a 30-day period and another 45-day period, i.e. 1,290 days to begin, and a full 1,335 days to its end.

We’re not told exactly how this time period plays out, but consider Revelation 21:1-2:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Here is where I think I’ve been mistaken in the past.  I’ve always seen this passage as referring to the final cleansing of the earth after the Millennium.  However, when we add Isaiah 65:17-25 into the mix, that seems to change things:

“For behold, I create new heavens

    and a new earth,

and the former things shall not be remembered

    or come into mind.

But be glad and rejoice forever

    in that which I create;

for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,

    and her people to be a gladness.

I will rejoice in Jerusalem

    and be glad in my people;

no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping

    and the cry of distress.

No more shall there be in it

    an infant who lives but a few days,

    or an old man who does not fill out his days,

for the young man shall die a hundred years old,

    and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.

They shall build houses and inhabit them;

    they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

They shall not build and another inhabit;

    they shall not plant and another eat;

for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,

    and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

They shall not labor in vain

    or bear children for calamity,

for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,

    and their descendants with them.

Before they call I will answer;

    while they are yet speaking I will hear.

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;

    the lion shall eat straw like the ox,

    and dust shall be the serpent’s food.

They shall not hurt or destroy

    in all my holy mountain,”

says the Lord.

This surely describes the Millennial 1,000 years.  However, the earth must be cleansed in some way following the Tribulation because it is so steeped in the sin and blood of man.  We see in 2 Peter 3:10 that tells us how God brings a holy fire to sanitize the world:

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Is this the same cleansing of the world right after the Tribulation?  In other words, does this dissolving of the earth and its remaking refer to the period following the Tribulation, or is this describing a subsequent time after the Millennium?  Could there be two such instances?

The reason I’ve always thought the New Heavens and New Earth with the cleansing fire occurred following the Millennium is that sin remains in effect and continues to stain the planet during that time.  The final uprising of mankind at Satan’s instigation will bring more and final bloodshed upon the planet.  To move glorified man into God’s eternal glory after the White Throne Judgment concluding the Millennial Reign, it has only made sense to me that this is when the world gets a complete makeover.

We see this 1,000 years of Jesus personally ruling from His throne in Jerusalem with the subsequent blessings upon all things.  Revelation 21:22-23 tells us:

And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

This is astounding.  Is this the reality during the Millennium?  Certainly no physical temple is necessary because Jesus is its personification.  These descriptions only give me a greater sense of awe.

To tie loose ends together: It’s probable that in the 30 days following the Tribulation, i.e. bringing us to 1,290 days, this is the period in which whatever makeover of the earth happens, this is it.  That sets the stage for the remaining 45 days, which brings us to the total of 1,335 days.  Two events may occur in these final 45 days.  First would be the judgment of the nations via the Sheep and Goats Judgment of Matthew 25:31-46.  The second would be the Wedding Feast of the Lamb where the Bride and all her friends (i.e. OT saints, Tribulation saints, etc.) gather for this celebration as Jesus describes in Matthew 22:1-14.

These events would then propel the world into the Millennium with Jesus sitting on His throne in Jerusalem.

But, 1,000 years is only a drop in the bucket of eternity.  Beyond this period, God has even more planned for those whom He loves.  How thankful I am that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!  How about you?