Where Will The Tribulation Martyrs Live?

Q.  If during the millennium the Church dwells in the heavenly Jerusalem, and tribulation survivors live in natural bodies on the restored earth,  where do the martyred tribulation saints belong?  Will their resurrected bodies be like those of the Church?  Do they belong with Israel, or with the Church or some other group?  In other words. how will they fit into the millennium, what is their purpose in God’s plan?

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Sit At My Right Hand

Q.  Why is it important that Jesus sit at the right hand of God the father? There seem to be a lot of verses that talk about the right hand, why?

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Gathering The Elect

Q.  Re:  Matthew 24:30-31   Jesus is coming in the clouds, all see him and then the angels gather the elect from the four winds.  Are these the saved Jews from the nations?  And are they being all summoned to Jerusalem?

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One Messiah Or Two?

Q. I wanted to get into the Jewish eschatological mind a bit and bought a book on the subject.  In the section about Gog and Magog, it mentions TWO Messiahs, Maschiach Ben Yosef (Joseph) and Maschiach Ben Dovid (David). It also mentions that evil will cancel out evil in the war of Gog and Magog, and a period of peace is expected after. If this is their expectation, could this be the mechanism by which Israel is deceived by the Antichrist?

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Are Time And Eternity Different?

Q. I read in one of the questions that you answered that there will be no time in eternity. I always believed that, too, but have read in a few Bible versions and books that Rev. 10:6 means “no more delay” rather than “time no more”.  What do you think about the interpretation of it as “no more delay”? Are time and eternity different?

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Revelation As Fantasy?

Q. I just found your website.  No offense intended, but your doctrine sounds straight out of the “Left Behind” series.   Isn’t Revelation better interpreted when seen through the eyes of its earliest audience to which it was written, i.e. the seven churches of Asia Minor? There’s no end to the wacky stuff that can be attributed to Revelation when taken out of its context.  It’s apocalyptic material written to give comfort to the Christians who were being persecuted by the Roman Empire, but your end times view confused a friend of mine abut that.

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A Unique Day

Q.  I’m having trouble reconciling the “unknown day” of the Lords return with the battle of Armageddon, Matthew 24:29 says “Immediately after the tribulation of those days”  which means the Great Tribulation is over, then has the fighting not stopped or  does this just mean the Bowl judgments are over? Because at the Lord’s return he destroys the armies that have compassed Jerusalem, can you please clarify the sequence of events.

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Where Do We Draw The Line?

Q.  In Luke 6:30 the Lord says we should give to everyone that asks us.  I consider myself a generous person and have helped out many struggling people through the years, but because of my generosity I have also had some that keep coming back with excuse after excuse and looking for a regular handout.  Where do we draw the line?  I want to obey the Lord, but I’m not sure getting taken advantage of by people unwilling to provide for themselves was what he had in mind.

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Confused About Dates

Q. In doing a study on the 70 weeks of Daniel I’m confused with some of the dates.  From your past studies I’ve learned that the 70 year servitude of the nation began in 605 BC when Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem after  defeating Egypt and Assyria at the Battle of Carchemish.  Then in 535 BC the Persians freed the Jews who began returning to Israel and rebuilt the altar.  But the decree by the Persian king Artaxerxes to allow the Jews to return and rebuild the city of Jerusalem wasn’t until March, 445 BC  My question is what happened between 535 and 444 BC?  Were the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem during this time even though the decree had not been given yet?

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Asking For Help

Q. In one of your commentaries on the Psalms you wrote this about the Jews: ” Much of this will come from the realization that God will have just intervened in a battle where they were on the brink of defeat and given them a resounding victory.”  My first question is : could this statement become a truth, a reality in a Christian believer’s life too? I mean, when we face seemingly insolvable problems, troubles and hardships.  And what can we do? Only asking the Lord to intervene in the mentioned way is enough or there are conditions?

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