Confused About Rev. 7

Q.  I am studying your Revelation series.  I am confused about your commentary on Chapter 7 verses 9-17.  Specifically verse 14 where it describes that they came out of the Great Tribulation.  Your commentary states that technically the Great Tribulation hasn’t started yet and that it is still the first half of Daniel’s 70th week.  Sounds like a contradiction.  Can you explain that better to me?

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The Timing Of The Bowl Judgments

Q.  I was reading your e-book on Understanding Revelation (very good)  but it  has raised a couple of questions in chapter 16 and the bowl judgements. In verse 2 it says painful sores came on men who had the mark of the beast on them.   Taken literally that means post rapture believers do not suffer these sores.  Also in verse 12, the Euphrates river dries up.   Again taking things literally that means the plagues of the seas and fresh water have a time limit on them. So does that mean all the plagues there is an interlude between each one, maybe to give these people chance to repent?  What is your take on this?

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On Eagles’ Wings

Q.  In Revelation 12:14, It says that when the Antichrist moves against Israel there will be given to Israel two wings of a great eagle so that she may fly into the place where she is nourished for time, times and half a time. Is the great eagle the United States and will we be protecting Israel?

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Who Will Be Fighting Israel After Ezekiel 38?

Q. After the battle of Ezekiel 38 with the downfall of Russia, what  Moslem nations fall with Russia ?  Assuming Damascus has already been destroyed, who do you think are the Power Nations left to battle Israel ?  Or as Ezekiel 38 ushers in the 7 year Tribulation period, are there no more major wars until the battle of Armageddon ? Without major wars involving Israel, are the remaining events of the end times only related to God’s judgments of Wrath upon mankind ?  Thank you for your site and your wise insight to coming events !

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Still More On Taking The Mark

Q.  I understand that once saved it is eternal.  What if the people(s) who are saved and cannot be taken out of the hand of God take the mark?  Also, I know that in Revelation Yeshua said that He will keep us from the hour of temptation.  Can you explain these things, please?

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Tribulation And Great Tribulation?

Q.  Would you clarify the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation? How I understand it is  that the whole 7 year Tribulation begins when Israel signs a (7 year) peace treaty with the anti-Christ and the Great Trib. starts halfway through (3 1/2 yrs) when the abomination of desolation occurs in the Temple by the anti-christ. You seem to focus only on this period. In your opinion, will we believers be here when the treaty is signed and be here through the first half of the Trib.? I always thought we were out of here for the whole seven years. And what will take place during the first half and what about people who are still here in America and other nations who don’t travel/move to Israel… what will they experience?

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Destroying All The Nations. Follow Up

Q.  Re: “Destroying All The Nations”  According to the Scriptures you listed, I was wondering if the nations mentioned in Revelation 21:24 (“And the nations of them which are saved…”) and Revelation 22:1 might be newly-created ones, names and all.  And, they would be “governed” by those in The Body of Christ that have been given charge over them during the Millennium.  Or is that the heritage of Israel only?

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Does The Tribulation Begin The Same Day As The Rapture?

Q. Referencing Luke 17: 28-29.  “Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all”.  Do you believe Jesus was saying that the Tribulation will start on the same 24-hour day that the Rapture takes place?

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More on Pre-Trib Vs. Pre-Wrath

Q.  I have always been a pre-trib rapture person but could never connect the fact that Jesus promised to keep us from God’s wrath only. Pre-trib would keep us from God’s wrath which is the last half of the tribulation or the great tribulation. But the first half is Satan’s wrath or the wrath of the anti-christ. I see us going through that. We are promised tribulation but not the wrath of God. So I moved the rapture to between now and when the antichrist sits on the throne in the newly built temple. What do you think?

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More On Taking The Mark Of The Beast

Q.  Do you think taking the mark of the beast involves something far more sinister than just a means of controlling buying and selling, perhaps the changing of your DNA and your very soul belonging to Satan?

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