Q. I will admit I haven’t read the entire Bible and do not go to church, but I have a strong faith in the Lord and his wonderful work. I was directed to your site by a friend, and am a little worried about everything related to “the end times”. I read your book, “7 Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy” and I am pretty terrified now. I am hoping someone can give me some peace of mind and maybe tell me I read something wrong. I am afraid of the terrible things that will happen with the weather, disease, starvation, etc. It sounds like things are going to get so incredibly terrible in this world and we may suffer great death and endure torture before the Lord will come. Is this true? Can you tell me something to educate me further? Thank you for your help!
Q. I don’t read the Bible often but I try to when I have some peace time. This verse really stood out to me: Isaiah 26: 19-20. Is this, in your opinion, the means by which the rapture will take place? Are these verses to be interpreted with literal meaning and common sense of they’re connotation, in that, the dead will raise and walk the earth?
Q. How will we recognize our loved ones in heaven? Will they have the same facial looks that they had on earth? I know that they are spirits but I am a bit confused on this topic. We have spoken about this topic at work and no one really knows the answer!
Commentary by Jack Kelley
Whether you’re following commentaries by prophecy scholars on the nearness of the rapture or predictions by financial experts on the nearness of the world’s economic downfall, the message is the same. This could very well be the last time we celebrate Christmas as we’ve come to know it.
Q. I have another question regarding the Rapture. The most popular opinion is that at the Rapture, all the believers will be “vanished into thin air”, leaving behind their clothes and accessories.
I have no problem with this opinion. However, the Bible doesn’t explicitly state this; in fact, I find the verse in 1 Cor. 15:52 only says that “we will be changed in a twinkling of an eye”, nothing about disappearing. What is your view about this? How do you think the Rapture will happen?
Q. I was just wondering, do you suppose the Cherubim guards that were posted at the entrance to the Garden of Eden remain posted today? After the expulsion Eden is never really mentioned again and I was just wondering if any remnants of it would still be around today in this physical world, if so, it seems the Cherubim should be there too. I know scripture is silent on it though.
Q. I love your messages and I want to know the truth of the Rapture. Recently I’ve come across a teaching about there being two raptures, one that is pre-trib and another one in the middle of the tribulation period. Have you heard of this?
Q. I’ve been thinking of this phrase, ‘those that remain’, when Jesus comes for the church during the rapture, and it seems an odd choice of words; maybe it’s just the translation? To me, if you remain, that means something has to happen for a lot of people to die, therefore having a remainder of people left to take during rapture. I wonder if there will be a big natural event that wipes out many before He comes for us? Is this also why there are believers of mid tribulation rapture? What are your thoughts?
Q. Thank you, Jack, for your response to my question regarding the contention between the archangel Michael and the devil over the body of Moses after his death.
If Moses and Elijah are indeed the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11, then where does Enoch fit in, considering that he and Elijah are the only ones mentioned in the Bible who were taken directly to Heaven without seeing death?
Q. I came across your site earlier this year and have looked forward to reading it every day possible since. When you have a chance I wonder if you could give me your thoughts on something. Even as a child and to this day, when I read 1 Thes.4:15 – 17, I wonder why the word “remain” is used. The verses make it sound like, at the day of the resurrection/rapture, there will be few true believers left alive, like there is a great worldwide deathly persecution just before that day.