Am I Deluding Myself?

Q. I have had periods when I have been close to God and periods when I lived in adultery and alcoholic fogs.  I have asked for forgiveness, but have never “felt” forgiven and I daily live with the regret and guilt of the things I did to totally wreck my career and my first marriage.  I know I am paying the natural price now (not God’s punishment) for my own acts.  I think I have been forgiven, but I lack the “Blessed Assurance” I have prayed for.

I think that God, knowing my pride, wants to keep me doubting so I will stay in constant contact with Him. It’s either that or I am not really saved and have been deluding myself.  Would God let that happen?

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The Temptation Of Jesus

Q. After Jesus was anointed and filled by the Holy Spirit he was led into the wilderness/fasting/40days/and tempted by Satan.  If you have a study on why this had to happen in this way could you direct me to it please.  And was Jesus tempted before he was filled by the Holy Spirit for his ministry on earth? Continue reading…

The Doctrine Of Immanency

Q. I have always heard men talk about the teaching of the Immanency  of Christ’s return; that he can return at any moment and that there aren’t any “signs” that have to occur first. I really don’t understand this. It seems to me that, there were some signs and are others still, that have to happen before the Lord returns for us at the Rapture. Continue reading…

Can We Know The Date Of The Rapture?

Q. I recently discovered your site and have been reading more each day.  I have a question regarding the rapture.   I’ve always thought that it was impossible to know the time of the rapture, beyond knowing the season.  Primarily because of the doctrine of imminency and also the scripture about not knowing the day or hour.   However, it was pointed out to me that, in the Bible, several of the rapture ‘pictures’ knew the actual timing,…Noah was told the day the rains would come,  Lot was told when the cities would be destroyed,  the men in Elisha’s village also knew the date of his departure and then there is Amos 3:7 which states that the Lord does nothing w/out telling his people.   So, is it possible to know or not? Continue reading…

What Happened To Gehazi’s Leprosy?

Q. I was wondering what your thoughts are Gehazi being pronounced a leper in 2kings 5:27 then his reappearance in 8:4 but no sign or further discussion about him being a leper.  What happened to his leprosy? Continue reading…

Putting Thoughts In Our Minds

Q. First and foremost LOVE your site and read it everyday. I don’t know if this has been asked or not so here goes. Can Satan read your thoughts or put thoughts in your mind? Thank you  and God Bless You!!! Continue reading…

The Full Number Of Gentiles

Q. I have been listening to your MP-3 study on Mark and have been greatly blessed by it.   But I have been thinking about some things you said in Part 7 about the Rapture not being a “timing thing” but rather a “numbers thing”.  You said that Paul revealed the mystery that the rapture would not happen until the “full number of Gentiles has come in”, and you give the nautical reference about how a ship could not sail without the “full number” of crew.  I understand this and agree with you but have this question.

A ship could not sail without the full number of crew because there wouldn’t be enough men to do the work needed on the ship.  In your opinion is that what God is saying regarding the rapture as well?   Could the “full number” of Gentiles be based on some task required in heaven or the new earth or something like that? Continue reading…

Angel Sex

Q. I have been taught that the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6 were fallen angels.  These fallen angels mated with human women and produced children.  If this is true, why did they not continue after The Flood?  Also. if they can reproduce, why then can’t faithful angels in Heaven?  One more thing, I’ve been told there is no sex in Heaven.  If demons can have sex, why can’t humans in Heaven? Continue reading…

False Labor Pains

Q. I am a believer in the pre-trib rapture, however I currently hear the rumblings of false birth pains in the circles of end-time discussions.  Does this have legs in your mind and if so how far does it set us back with regards to the rapture?  Continue reading…