Q. I recently got into a conversation with a friend who believes that her children have both had previous lives. She claims to have even had a vision of how her son had died in his previous life. I told her that in all likelihood she was dealing with a familiar spirit. However she seemed less than sold on the whole theory. Can you offer any other theory on what it is that would cause a person to have these experiences? Thanks for your insight.
Q. I have a question about Matthew 24. I know that in verse 14, it says that the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world, and then the end shall come. I have heard that this chapter was written to Israel, as at that time there was no Church; indeed, the Church was a mystery hidden from the ages. (Rom 16:25, Col 1:26 -27.)
So, even though we want to reach as many as possible for Christ, so they can avoid the tribulation, it appears that the Church does not have to reach all the nations for the rapture to happen, but rather to get a certain number saved (when the full number of Gentiles come in. Therefore, isn’t the burden upon tribulation saints to start at square one in evangelizing the world, which WILL be completed in 7 years ? Not that the Church should curtail her efforts.
Q. You have said that Jesus doesn’t mention the Rapture in Matthew 24. But in Matt 24:36 He talks about no one knows the day or hour not even the Son. Then in verse 42 He says to keep watch because you do not know what day your Lord will come. Doesn’t that have to do with the Rapture since the Day of the Lord (the second coming) can be calculated by counting 1260 days from when the Abomination of Desolation takes place in the temple?
Q. In your study on Revelation 2 & 3, specifically the section on the letter to the church at Thyatira, you have pointed out that Catholics (yes, I am Catholic) believe that the communion bread and wine are the actual and spiritual body and blood of Jesus. Is this not supported by scripture such as John 6:51-59? What are your thoughts on this?
Q. According to many of your comments about Eternal Security, nothing can cause us to become ‘unsaved’. What then, is the point of a Christian offering himself as a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12) and living a life worthy of the Gospel of Christ (Phil.1)? We all might as well accept Jesus as Lord and Savior then carry on living exactly as we were before.
Please don’t get me wrong, I believe totally in the gift of salvation and know there is nothing I could ever do that would be worthy enough to earn it. The gratitude I feel to the Lord for dying for me cannot be put into words. But what about those who don’t put their faith into action and continually live as the world would live, refusing to take responsibility for their actions and avoiding repentance. On a personal level I have sacrificed what my flesh has wanted in favor of what God would have me do. Are you saying I needn’t have bothered?
Q. Paul said the dead in Christ will rise first and after that we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thes 4:16-17). Do you have any thoughts as to why the dead rise first? It seems to me that God can make both the dead and those alive change into perfect bodies at the same time.
Q. I have a question about a few verses in Revelation….specifically Rev 21:27 & Rev 22:15. The first verse follows a description of the new Jerusalem & it mentions that nothing evil will be allowed to enter, no idolators, etc. I guess I thought there would be no evil after the millennium. The second verse describes the people who are not allowed to enter the city…again they are described as immoral, murderers & sorcerers. I thought these types would be condemned at this point & cast into the lake of fire. Can you provide some clarification on my confusion?
Q. I read all sorts of conclusions from Christian writers but truth be told, I really do not understand what is happening in Russia at this juncture. Some say Putin seeks to bring down the American economy this way, others say America is working with him and some even suggest that it is Russia, not China, that is the emerging superpower. I am confused. Could you please shed light on this from God’s standpoint?
Q. Thank you for your ministry. I have learned so much by reading your posts. I have a question about rebuking demons, or unclean spirits. First, can they hear our thoughts? Second, if not, then when we rebuke them in the Lord Jesus name, does this have to be said out loud?
Q. Re: “Destroying All The Nations” According to the Scriptures you listed, I was wondering if the nations mentioned in Revelation 21:24 (“And the nations of them which are saved…”) and Revelation 22:1 might be newly-created ones, names and all. And, they would be “governed” by those in The Body of Christ that have been given charge over them during the Millennium. Or is that the heritage of Israel only?