Rapture Or Occupation?

Q.  Several months ago during my meditation, the thought came to me that America is going to experience its own “Babylonian Occupation” as in the time of Daniel. Last week, as I surfed the internet, I came across video of politicians quoting Isaiah 9:10 after the 9/11/01 attacks.  When I read Isaiah, I realized that it was a verse of defiance from the Israelites vs. turning back to God. With the creep of Islamic law in this country, could we be looking at a similar situation vs. one that includes a rapture, at this time?

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Saving Believers In Name Only

Q.  Do you ever get the feeling that born again believers should try to focus more effort on  so-called believers in name only instead of trying to reach “sinners”?  Seems like an even more difficult task to me, but I ask because with the nearness of the rapture.  I can’t imagine a more surprised, disappointed, and terrified group than they will be after the rapture.

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2012, A Very Good Year?

Q. In reviewing what one website has said about December 21,2012 I found an interesting statement.

“It looks like this gravitational cosmic tsunami could cause the sun to scorch the earth. That means that the only immediate survivors would be people in the underground cities, caves, and submarines.”

If I’m correct you said in an article that it is possible the sixth seal and prophecy concerning Dec 21,2012 could be one and the same. If so, that would make the Rapture very very soon. What do you think?

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Signs In The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Q.  Matt. 24:29 and Mark 13:24-25 say that the signs of the sun, moon and stars occur after the tribulation.  But Joel 2:31 says the signs in the sun, moon, and stars happen before the Day of the Lord.  My question is do the signs in sun, moon, and stars occur after the tribulation and before the start of the 1000 year reign of Christ as Matt. 24 says, or before the Day of the Lord as Joel 2 says?

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What Is A Blood Moon?

Q.  In my 80 years, I have seen several total eclipses of the moon.  As I recall, the moon always assumed a reddish tint due to refraction of the sun’s light through the earth’s atmosphere. I think the more contaminated the atmosphere on the night of the eclipse, the “redder” the moon appears.  I seem to remember its being redder some times than others.  What is a Blood Moon, and how does it differ from the above? Is it only a matter of degree?  Who names it a Blood Moon?  What is the prophetic significance of a Blood Moon, if any, during “peace time”?

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Problems In Europe

Q.  I was wondering what you think about what is happening in Europe right now. Europe might be splitting up into a smaller group, and countries might go back to their previous currencies (before the Euro). I know Europe has a big part to play in the end of times. What does the Bible say about the strength of Europe in the end of times?

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All That In 7 Years?

Q.  A search into the average length of the longest lasting empires such as the Roman, Persian or Babylonian empires ranges from a few hundred years to over a thousand years.  How is it the greatest, most evil and last empire will begin, conquer the whole world and be destroyed within only seven years?  And a portion of that time is under the guise of peaceful intentions.  Granted Satan will not be restrained.  Should we consider a much longer time between the rapture and the beginning of Daniels 70th week?

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Revelation Time Line One More Time

Q.   With all the “talk” lately about the tribulation and  the rapture, especially that according to some views we are already halfway through the “week”, i was wondering if you could provide a timeline.  Do the final judgements in Revelation take place throughout the final week or just the last 3 and 1/2 years? Can a case be made that one or more of the seals have been opened?  In my view the Church will be gone before any judgments start. What do you think?

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Is The Holy Spirit Being Weaned Away?

Q.   In the last 6 months or so, I have found that nothing I am involved with is ever simple!  People don’t get along, students don’t work to their potential, everything is more difficult to do, there’s not enough time in the day to get things accomplished, our country is suffering due to the lack of moral absolutes, etc.  It makes me wonder, since many of us truly believe that the Rapture could happen at anytime and quite soon, if perhaps the Holy Spirit might be “weaning” Himself out of the Church a little bit at a time and thereby allowing the ruler of this world – Satan – to have more of a stronghold in our daily lives?

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More On Ezekiel 38 Going Nuclear

Q.  You recently commented that there may be nuclear weapons fired at Russia and the coastal areas of Europe in the Ezekiel 38/39 event. You alluded to this by quoting Ezekiel 39:6 which reads : “I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coast lands, and they will know that I am the Lord”.

Surely the emphasis is on the first word of Ezekiel 39:6, the “I ” part of the scripture,  meaning God Himself will pour fire down from heaven, because a nuclear attack by Israel would result in such a huge back-lash that it would perish. The armies that die on the hills of Israel also appear to be killed by God rather than the people of Israel.  Is it not safe to assume, therefore, that there is no military conflict at all in Ezekiel 38/39 and that God Himself does all the destruction of Israel’s enemies?

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