Why Is The Rapture Necessary?

Q. What part does the rapture play in saving us from the wrath of God, when we have already been saved from that wrath by doing what others refuse to do – Accept Jesus as our Savior.  God’s wrath falls only on the un-saved who reject Christ so why would we have to be in heaven to be protected from his wrath when there would be no reason for his wrath to fall on us?  God protected the children of Israel when he was pouring out his wrath on Egypt, can he not do this same today with his church?

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Tribulation Believers And Temple Sacrifice

Q. For many years Christians have  assumed that all the post rapture believers will need to do is repent and confess Jesus as their savior, and avoid taking the mark of the beast.  But is going to the Temple to offer sacrifices the 3rd element and without it they are woefully without hope?

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No Peace After The Rapture?

Q. Re: Seven Things Part 1.  With all due respect, your order of end times event just can’t be correct.  I don’t see how the Rapture can occur prior to the Battle of Ezekiel because scripture clearly states that Israel will be living in peace and security and without walls!  The Rapture will foster anything BUT peace and security for anyone in the whole world so how then will Israel find itself peaceful for this battle to subsequently occur?  It seems to me that Psalm 83 may just provide the cloak of protection Israel needs to be able to let down it’s guard, followed at some point by the Battle of Ezekiel when Israel is living peacefully.  The Rapture may happen on the heels of this battle but I don’t see how the Rapture can occur first. There will be no peace after the Rapture.

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Sudden Destruction

Q. Certainly immediately after the rapture, the whole word will be in chaos which will result in a huge mess and the deaths of many unbelievers as well. Have you seen reference to this in scripture? I can’t help but think 1 Thes 5:3 may be referring to this time period. It seems like the epitome of “sudden destruction”!

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Why Didn’t Ezekiel Mention Armageddon?

Q. I know that you and most other leading prophecy teachers hold that the battle of Gog Magog, or the battle of Ezekiel 38-39, is a distinctly different and separate battle from Armageddon, with Gog Magog possibly occurring shortly prior to the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week and Armageddeon coming near the end of it.  Here’s what I just can’t get past, though. If this is the case, then why would Ezekiel not mention Armageddon? I mean, he leads us through the restoration of Israel, etc. in the chapters preceding Gog Magog, and then it’s Gog Magog in chapters 38 and 39, and then in chapter 40 until the end it’s all about the temple and temple worship, etc. No Armageddon.

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The Tribulation Saints Are Not Sealed, Follow Up

Q. A while back, I read something you wrote about Tribulation saints NOT sealed by the Holy Spirit, but recently, I happened upon something in my reading Revelation. In Chapter 9,  it talks about the plague of locusts, with tails of scorpions. And the locusts are sent to sting ONLY those who DON’T have the seal of God in their forehead. (Revelation 9:4). Is that different than being sealed by the Holy spirit? If so, how?

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Will The Jews Heed The Warning?

Q. I’ve been taught that Jews have no belief in the New Testament or it’s prophecies.  At the time of the Abomination of Desolation the Jews will have returned to their covenant relationship with God but that wouldn’t  include belief in Jesus as the Messiah. How then could Jesus’ warning to flee to the mountains in Matthew 24:15-16 be heeded by the Jews of that time if they don’t accept the New Testament or its prophecies?

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Second Rapture?

Q. I was reading your answer to a question regarding the saved that arrive in Heaven after the Rapture but before the great tribulation begins. You used Rev. 7:9-17. Am I correct in assuming that by your answer, they will all arrive at one time? To me that sounds like a second rapture event.

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