Q. Is it possible for you to give some kind of approximation of when you think the Battle of Ezekiel 38/39 will start? It seems like all the factors are falling into place. Haven’t huge amounts of gas and oil been found in Israel and wouldn’t this be motivation for Russia to start this battle? I’m wondering also about the other battles involving Damascus. Aren’t these supposed to happen before the battle of Ezekiel? Thanks so much for all the work you put into your website.
Q. I can’t seem to find an answer to this question. In 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:52, the verses reference the dead rising first during the rapture. I don’t believe in soul-sleep, so I am confused by the word “dead.” I try to make sense of it by thinking those verses refer to the dead, but saved in Christ, rising first and the church being caught up second. But I’m confused as to why God would want to raise up dead bodies. Do you know what I mean? Most of those bodies have long ago rotted away and turned to dust, so what is going to be raised up if their spirits are already in Heaven? Thanks so much for your help! Continue reading…
Q. In James 2:14-26 he questions whether someone can be saved without works, that faith is best displayed by works, twice that faith without works is dead and useless, that a man is justified by works and not faith alone, that Abraham was justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac at the altar.
Personally I have always believed in Ephesians 2:8,9 “that we are save by grace through faith and that not of ourselves, it’s the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast.” And as you have said in the past (correct me if I am wrong) that it is what we believe and not how we behave that saves us. Is that right?
Q. I feel the Lord calling me to fast. I have prayed about it and am reading “God’s Chosen Fast”. Is it legitimate before God to fast and still drink vegetable juice and tea but have no solid foods?
Q. Re: Magog. Russia Or Turkey? At the end of your comments you quoted Ezekiel 38:15 and stated that it says “to the land of the ‘far’ North.” I have a King James Bible and it states, “And thou (Gog, vs. 14) shalt come from thy place out of the ‘North parts’.” Thou and many peoples with thee.” What translation do you use to find “far” North? I have always been taught also, that the invasion is from Russia, but this translation (far North) seems to be stretching the meaning a bit.
Q. Do you make a distinction between someone who is merely brought back to life (and will die later) versus someone raised incorruptibly as in Jesus’ case and those who “put on immortality” as Paul said? Or were the others raised; in the Old Testament, during the apostles’ ministries, and when Christ rose, all of an immortal nature? And what would indicate that?
Q. I would like to know what will become of those who call themselves Christians, but are teaching there is no rapture? There are many who hold this belief and also teach it. Personally, I believe there is a pre-trib rapture, and there is no lack of evidence for it throughout scripture. So why don’t these who teach no rapture see it? Will it affect their own opportunity to be raptured at the pre-tribulation rapture? Or will their lack of faith and understanding be treated as any other sin? Won’t they be held accountable for misleading others by their teaching?
Q. May the Lord continue to bless your website. I have been blessed in many ways by it. I would like to know what a prayer of impartation is about and if it is biblical. I came across this recently but know very little of the concept.
Q. I know that Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for all of my past, present, and future sins. And I know that nothing I have done or ever can do could help me “earn my salvation”. It’s already been done by Jesus. My question though is this – Does God get angry or upset with us believers for things we do or times of doubt? I know all I need is to repent/ask forgiveness but I still wonder if we do things that make him mad and want to discipline us the way a loving dad would their own son?
Q. I’ve noticed that several teachers are now saying Russia might not be part of the Ezekiel 38 battle, but that Magog actually stands for Turkey. What do you think of that?