Q. I plan on leaving with the other Raptured Saints, but what about those ‘left behind?’ What if the World Health Organization or some other official group forces them to be branded or inoculated with the mark of the beast against their will? What if they are fighting against the mark, being held down, etc. Will God hold this against them?
Q. It has been common among talk of the end times to use the phrase “The Great Tribulation.” And it is assumed that this phrase is referring to only the last half of the final 7 year time period before Christ’s return. This is assumed because of the word “The.” But when Jesus used this phrase in Matt. 24:21, He never included the word “The.” Without the word “The,” the phrase “great tribulation” is much less precise, and doesn’t specifically refer to a time period named “The Great Tribulation.” This would allow the time period to refer to the entire 7 years of the 70th week. I would appreciate your comments on this issue.
Q. The 7th chapter of Revelation seems to occur prior to the last 3 1/2 years. In the beginning of the chapter, the 144,000 are sealed, which happens before the last 3 1/2 years. And in context, the remaining verses speak of those who came out of the great tribulation. If this is referring to the final 3 1/2 years, then this part of the vision will have to happen after the final 3 1/2 years. But it seems more likely to me that this whole chapter takes place before the final 3 1/2 years. Which is correct?
Q. Is it incorrect to assume that the 1st seal of Rev.6, the Day of the Lord, and the beginning of the Daniel’s seventieth week are all the same ? I hope that you could put up more information concerning this at your site.
Q. For those left behind who ultimately come to Christ after the Rapture, what scripture or thoughts might you have regarding self defense ? Being that the world will quickly go crazy, overt violence the order of the day, then too the mandate which will lead to the persecution of Christians those refusing the mark of the beast, bodies could stack up like cord wood. I have to believe that not all Christians will want to go quietly as sheep lead to the slaughter. Admittedly, the overwhelming power of the Anti-Christ will be daunting to say the least; but still are not those left behind charged with the responsibility to fight till the end?
Q. Re: Fulfilling God’s Will? You said, “Because of this they were completely ignorant of the signs of the times in which they lived, and rejected the King they had been waiting over 2000 years for. Sadly, much of the “church” has made the same mistake and for the most part is just as ignorant of the signs of our times. The results will be just as devastating.”
It’s true and a bit depressing that comparatively few Christians are interested in studying the prophesies of His return, and I understand how devastating that was for Israel to pay no attention to the evidence. They still suffer the judgmental consequences. Can you please explain your last statement as to how ignorance in the church will be just as devastating?
Q. Ezekiel 39:7 states that in the aftermath of the Ez. 38-39 battle, God will no longer allow his name to be profaned. Does this not mean that the aftermath must by necessity be near the end of the Tribulation? After all, God’s name will be continuously profaned during the Tribulation.
Q. Do you think the rapture happens as the dragon is cast out of heaven? I wouldn’t want to be around when he is cast down and confined and angry. It’s interesting that Jesus comes with the archangel but it doesn’t say with a great host of angels. Perhaps the angels are kicking butt and clearing the rebel angles out and getting things ready for us. When Jesus said He saw Satan fall like a lightening bolt, how does that fit in to the war in heaven when He is confined to earth?
Q. When do the two witnesses do their 1260 day prophesying during the 7 year tribulation period? The 1st half, the second half or some part of both?
Q. Since the Bema will have already been passed, where is the judgment for Tribulation & Millennium saints? I think it must be the Great White Throne, but so many teach that that is only for unbelievers. What do you think?