Rapture On The Day Of Atonement?

Q. You once said that if God intends to make the rapture coincide with a Jewish feast day then the most likely by far would be Pentecost(Shavuot).”

I realize we are only speculating here, but I believe that the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) could also be a likely candidate. It is probably the most holy feast of the seven feasts. God told the Jews to spend evening to evening afflicting their souls (fasting, praying, confessing, sacrificing, etc.; Lev. 23:32).

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God’s Obligation To Israel

Q.   I think Americans are expecting God to protect our country just as He does Israel, but God has no Covenant with the US and is not obligated to it.  Are there Scriptures to show that judgement will come on the whole world,  and God will only keep His Word to save Israel since he is bound to them?

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The Plagues Of Egypt And The Tribulation

Q. If the plagues of Egypt are a type of Tribulation and God doesn’t spare the Isrealites until the 5th plague(in fact their lives get much worse as they begin), is this symbolic of a mid trib rapture? I believe in the pre-trib, but haven’t been able to come up with an answer to the above with any satisfaction. 

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Isaiah And The Rapture

Q.  I am currently reading through Isaiah.   One chapter/verse has stuck with me, and I need some insight.  Do you think that Isa 26:20-21 is speaking prophetically about the Church, or is he speaking to the remnant of Israel that will be supernaturally protected in Petra during the Great Trib?  I read the NIV, and it uses the word “rooms”.  Upon reading Isaiah’s statement, I immediately thought of John 14:2, where the NIV also uses the word “rooms”, and I understand its a more literal translation of Jesus’ statement, as opposed to Mansions in the KJV.  Could it simply be a coincidence, and Isaiah is really just speaking to Israel?

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What If I’m Tortured?

Q. I have a bible tract that suggests we could be tortured or killed for our faith here in America before the rapture or tribulation begin.  Do you think this is possible?  What about people who do like Peter did and deny Christ out of fear?  I know that you are supposed to love God more than your own life but thinking of torture and the ways you could be tortured are scary.  Peter was forgiven but how do you deal with something like that?

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How Can We Expect To Be Taken?

Q.  I am a born again, Bible believing Christian and I also believe in a pre-trib rapture. But I must admit that lately I have been feeling so guilty asking for my family and I to be found worthy to be taken in the rapture considering the ongoing slaughter of my Christian brothers and sisters in the middle east. I feel so helpless about not giving them anything other than prayer (which is the most important thing I could do).  I live in the US and I feel that all of us here in America take for granted the freedom, safety and blessings that the Lord has given us.  I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around the thought that Christians in America can live a blessed life without any fear of losing our lives for our faith, not having to endure the hardship that our brothers and sisters in Christ are going thru in the middle East and then be taken in the rapture. Why should we expect to not go thru what they are going thru – isn’t that having our cake and eating it too?

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Time Frame Of God’s Wrath. Follow Up

Q.  Your recent answer regarding the time-frame of God’s wrath gave me pause.  In Revelation we see a multitude of martyred saints gathered about the Throne, beseeching God to avenge their deaths. He tells them to wait a little longer. (Perhaps there are still some post rapture believers that haven’t been martyred yet?)  Wouldn’t this suggest that His Wrath is poured out after the last martyr enters Heaven? It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah, where God established that He wouldn’t destroy the towns if even one righteous were still found there.  I suspect that His Wrath is gonna be for a period towards the end of the tribulation, and might even follow the flood and Egypt patterns in the neighborhood of 40 days.

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Why Are There No Sacrifices Today?

Q.  The blood of animals (sacrifices) are not required in the Church Age for believers.   The Israelites stopped sacrificing after their return from Babylon and even today are not slaughtering animals as offerings.  Why?

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Is It OK To Be Married?

Q. I have a question about marriage. Is it okay to be married?  This may seem foolish but the Bible says it is better for a man to be single.  I am already married but this makes me feel that I’m weak for not staying alone. thank you for your insight.

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Death In The Millennium?

Q. Would you please clarify this  verse for us?

“Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. Isaiah 65:20.

It sounds like there will be death in the millennium.  Am I understanding that verse correctly?  I am also trying to understand in the millennium  - Rev 22:2 – that the leaves will heal the nations – why do the nations need to be healed?

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