What Is Revival?

Q. How do you define a true revival?  I believe the instructions Jesus gave us in Matthew 28: 18-20 is the foundation for a revival.  A pastor had a three day crusade last weekend and over 11,000 people made commitments to the Lord.  His message was the good news of what Jesus did for us on the cross, turning our lives over to Jesus and belief in Jesus, repentance, and  salvation.  He spread the good news as Jesus instructed in Matthew 28 and then, the gift of the Holy Spirit took over and began to  change lives. Continue reading…

Interpreting Two Verses Of Prophecy

Q. I am having trouble reconciling two verses and wonder if you could help.
One is Matt 24:10-14, when Jesus predicts the great ‘falling away’ and the other is Acts 2:17 : In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Continue reading…

Olivet Discourse Parables, Follow Up

Q. Regarding the Understanding the Olivet Parables Part 2 I have a question: Under the 10 virgins – you used a phrase “let their faith lapse” Did you mean they had once had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior? And, I guess I was wrong in thinking the after the Rapture the Holy Spirit would be withdrawn? If time permits would appreciate your clarification. Continue reading…

Three Days And Three Nights Or 72 Hours?

Q. As you are aware the Hebrew culture’s sense of timing was and as far as I know still different from ours.  This is certain during the time of the disciples who would have kept to Hebrew timing.

At the time of the crucifixion Jewish law had an important legal stipulation.  This stated that a person was not legally dead until a full three 24-hour day’s had passed i.e. 72 hours.  Continue reading…

Will We Remember Our Past Failures?

Q. I have been wondering about the examples that the LORD is showing the world right now about debt and how even now our unborn children and grandchildren are already guilty for and will be held accountable for the debt of governments because of taxes. I know that with our salvation the LORD GOD no longer remembers our sins, but we do remember the guilt in association with the debt we owe the LORD for the price HE payed. I feel certain that when we are finally with the LORD in heaven we will no longer feel that guilt but I cant find that in the Bible. Please refer me to the verses that says we will not feel guilt any more.  Thanks.

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Another Dispensation, Follow Up

Q. I surely do appreciate your site and you are on my list of people to meet once we get to Heaven.  I was catching up on the questions this evening and read the one about “Another Dispensation?”.  I was wondering, in light of Rev. 14:12, if God will literally “speak” to Tribulation believers.  During the Dispensation of the Law God often spoke to people about their obedience to Him.  During the Dispensation of Grace, the Holy Spirit speaks to us.  Once we are raptured, and the Holy Spirit is taken “away” do you think God will again speak literally to those who become believers.  I’m only asking because I’m curious, I am a believer and I won’t be here. Continue reading…

Apparitions Of Mary

Q. I am a former Catholic, I was saved 7 years ago during my own search for the Truth praise the Lord! A few of my family members have gone to Medjugorje and believe that Mary is appearing and has over so many years.

My question is how do you explain Mary speaking to those children who first saw her in Medjugorje? Continue reading…

An Unforgivable Sin?

Q. I’m scared I’ve committed the unforgivable sin. About a month ago I stopped listening to my inner voice because I had been wrong about the guy I was dating. I thought the spirit was telling me to marry him, but it turned out that wasn’t the case.  So by not listening did I turn my back on the spirit? I still love God with all my heart and want him to lead my life. I’m worrying myself to death. I’m so scared God has left me. I never wanted that to happen. I just wanted to make sure I was doing Gods will.

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Christmas And Santa Claus

Q. My family has celebrated Christmas eve together at my grandparents house since before I was born. By family I mean my grandparents, their 5 kids, and 13 grandkids of which I am one. Now there are great-grand kids, of which my daughter is one.

Last year, after many years of not having one, they decided to buy a santa suit and I along with everyone else was happy that the kids would see santa. However I am now of the opinion that santa is at worst a false god and at best a stumbling block, as such, I will not attend and I will not teach my daughter that santa is real. Continue reading…

Another Divorce Question

Q. I love your website, I have learned so much. I appreciate the way you are able to make sense out of the whole word of God, as some of us less qualified are often left with the feeling that Gods’ word is contradicting itself.

I have been saved since I was a small child. My mother helped me know the love of Jesus at 3 years of age. I have been studying OSAS and it gives me the freedom that I’ve never experienced since I was raised in the Church Of Christ.( Works) Continue reading…