More On Healing

Q. It is my understanding that when Jesus said to his disciples, ” You have not because you ask not …” the request had to be made with the right motive which would be guided by being in the will of God. Due to my deficiency in omniscience, I can’t know what God’s will is for me in every situation of my life … I don’t know who around me will be affected by my choices (good or bad). I confess my sins and ask His forgiveness knowing He is faithful and just to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I do that to remove any barrier that stands between God and me. Therefore when my prayers go unanswered, I have to assume that I was asking for something out of impure motives or asking for something that is not in line with His will and then I have to depend on the fact that He knows what is best for me. What if I asked for a snake believing it is a fish or a stone while thinking it was an egg? He, being the loving father that he is would not grant those requests. Am I wrong in that belief? Continue reading…

How Many Trumpets Are There Before The Last One?

Q. Re: 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.  Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

So when it says “at the last trump” how many trumpet sounds will there be before it, making it the last trump? No wonder Rosh Hashana is associated with the Rapture. Continue reading…

Anointing The Sick

Q. I just read your latest article on faith and healing of the sick. The timing of your articles are such a blessing to me. I have been searching for an answer from the Lord on this very subject about healing of the sick

I rejoiced when I read your article, finally someone speaks clearly and biblical on this issue. The Lord has answered my question through you. So now what? Well, first I will pray that my faith be increased and second I would like to know exactly how to anoint with oil?

I read through scripture that anointing by oil is done regularly so I’m sure James probably had some custom in mind when he commanded us in James 5:14 to do it. Surely there is some Hebrew custom on the method? Could you tell us how? Continue reading…

Is Tithing Compulsory?

Q. I’m still having a question around tithing. I want to know why Jesus Christ or the New Testament doesn’t reiterate Tithing if its compulsory in the generation of the new covenant?

I don’t find any direct statement in the NT about tithing although I find explicit statements about other things like “Do not Murder”. Continue reading…

O You Of Little Faith, Follow Up

Q. I read your writings at Rapture Ready and I love them. Your passion for the coming of our Lord is wonderful. Like you I keep my eyes heavenward at all times and I am eager to see Him face to face.

I am writing in response to your article today regarding faith and healing.

As a person who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when I was but two years old, I can tell you that faith in Christ’s desire to heal is not always met with the results we would like. I have been praying and thanking God for my healing since 1993. And I am but one of many thousands of believers who believe God wants to see us well and who have not been giving the answer we are so hungry for.

I suggest you spend a bit more time listening to people like us and revisiting the idea before suggesting that the only reason someone is sick is because of their lack of faith. Need I remind you that all anyone needs is faith the size of a mustard seed? Continue reading…

More On Enoch And Elijah

Q. I read your answer on Enoch and Elijah being raptured. This is scriptural, so I have no problem with that. My problem lies with how could God have them in His presence? If God cannot have sin in His presence, and both these men lived before Messiah came to make atonement, then how could they be in heaven (bodily) with God while still in a sinful, human state? Would they be in heaven, but away from God’s presence, which (to me) is impossible as He is everywhere. Continue reading…

Jesus As An Observant Jew

Q. Acts 3:1 has Peter and John going to the temple for prayer.  From this I assume that they no longer participated in the animal sacrifices at the temple because of Jesus’ perfect sacrifice for us on Calvary’s cross.  The disciples, however, must have participated in the animal sacrifices prior to the crucifixion.  But did Jesus, as an observant Jew, also participate in the sacrifice? He did not need any forgiveness but did he do it in order to “fulfill all righteousness” as he said to John at his baptism? Continue reading…

How Close Are We?

Q. Lately I discovered in a few of your answers to people’s various questions (in the “Ask a Bible Teacher” section) that you imply that the rapture is near.What is your opinion about the possible time frame till the rapture (besides that it can happen any day)? Thanks your help! Continue reading…

Beginning Of The Fall?

Q. I just watched our president try to explain why we are in this financial mess and then say the government is ready to bail us out. $700 billion that’s with a B, is what their talking… How do you see this fitting into bible prophecy? I know that the writing was on the wall but what can we as Christians do in a time like this? I know we are not to worry because Christ Himself told us not to. Is this the beginning of the fall of this country and can this be the open door to the U.S. relying on the EU for sustenance? Continue reading…

More On Losing Our Salvation

Q. Ezekiel 33:12 says, “The good works of righteous people will not save them if they turn to sin, nor will the sins of evil people destroy them if they repent and turn from their sins.”   Does this passage go as far to say you can lose your salvation? I thought once He started a good work in you He would finish it? This sounds as if timing is the key, not a commitment you are unable to withhold under your own mortal strength? Continue reading…