Q. Re: people killed for the faith during the tribulation. As they are not part of the church and won’t be in the New Jerusalem, where will they reside? Having been resurrected at the second coming I guess they will live in the millennial kingdom. But this means there will be a mixture of resurrected beings and natural birth beings (tribulation survivors) in the earthly kingdom. Is that correct?
Q. Is it possible the Magog war could last 7 yrs throughout the tribulation?
Q. I have just read your article “There’s a new day coming” and I am a bit confused. I thought it’s Michael the angel who protects the saved Jews in Petra, not Jesus. I recall reading that in one of the books of the major prophets. Michael is Israel’s guardian angel I believe?
Also, please help me to understand why the nations attack Jerusalem at the battle of Armageddon, I thought the anti-christ would be ruling from the temple? Do the world’s forces attack the anti-christ and in the process plunder Jerusalem or is it secular Israel they attack?
Q. You probably have already answered this question, but I’ll ask it again. Revelation 1:7, “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” In your understanding, is this passage of scripture referring to 1 Thes. 4:13, or 2 Thes. 1:7?
Q. We hear of movements of the Spirit in Middle Eastern and Asian countries (albeit often underground) but we don’t seem to hear of these things in Europe.
Since it seems as if we are following Europe’s lead, and will likely arrive at the same destination, do you foresee a somewhat underground movement (perhaps driven by apathy instead of persecution) of the Holy Spirit in America before the rapture and is there one in Europe now that is not being talked about much?
Q. At what point in the Book of Revelation would you say we are now?
Q. While the prophets were 100% accurate when predicting the Messiah’s first advent and the situations surrounding it, the people of the day were more than likely thinking that the event and the Man and the circumstances were not much like they were described to be by the saints of old. By the same token, why are we to believe that the circumstances surrounding the second advent are going to be anything different?
A Feature Article by Jack Kelley
This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah: (Zedekiah ruled the Southern Kingdom from 597 to 586 BC).
This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam’s exiles do not go. I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger,” declares the Lord. “I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them. I will set my throne in Elam and destroy her king and officials,” declares the Lord. Yet I will restore the fortunes of Elam in days to come,”declares the Lord (Jeremiah 49:34-39).
A Feature Article By Jack Kelley
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction (2 Thes 2:3).
Q. I’ve recently read where a well-known preacher believes that people who take the Mark of the Beast during the Tribulation can still be saved. I get the impression that this preacher may think that worshiping the Beast, not taking the mark, is what damns people during the Tribulation. Doesn’t Revelation 20:4 contradict this? Aren’t these people eternally damned after they take the mark?