Is The Rapture Near?

Q.  So many prophecy teachers say we are in the end times, and the rapture is near. Do they imply that we could be raptured this year or in the next 3-5 years? I understand no one knows the day or hour but I would like your thoughts.

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What Does The Bible Say? Follow Up

Q. RE:  What Does The Bible Say? I want to thank you for your excellent and encouraging article about what the bible does and does not say!!  I have lately been reading and watching programs which have been stating that “lukewarm” Christians will not be caught up in the rapture. They say that many who believe they are Christians, in fact the majority, will be left behind. This greatly worries me for so many!!!  Could you please provide your thoughts on this?

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Wrath Of Anti-Christ, Wrath Of Satan, Wrath Of God

Q. Can you help me understand the difference (if there is one)  between the anti-Christ’s wrath, Satan’s Wrath, God’s Wrath, and the Great Tribulation?  I heard someone say the Church will be here for the anti-Christ’s wrath and Satan’s wrath but not God’s wrath.  I thought Satan’s wrath was the same as the Great Tribulation.  Doesn’t the Rapture come before the Great Tribulation?  I’m really confused about these terms.

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Rapture After The Second Coming?

Q.  You have stated, “No one believes the rapture is after the second coming of Christ.” I have noticed before on different topics that you sometimes put everyone into the same box.  Many post tribbers believe the rapture is after the second coming at the resurrection.

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Longing For His Appearing

Q.  There is so much evil and corruption in this world in every place you look; business, school, police, government. We try to stand our spiritual ground but it’s becoming harder and harder to do, in the face of all the evil.  Is it alright for Christians to pray for Jesus to Rapture His Church? I admit I have really been praying hard for it recently. I pray He comes for us soon.

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Frustrated With Other Believers

Q.  I am very excited about learning prophecy and pray for the rapture to come now!  I get very excited talking about it and try to get people around me to get excited about it and to pray for the rapture.  It is very frustrating that I seem to be the only one that gets excited about this and I can’t get anyone else to join me.  So, I started thinking maybe it’s just me…do you think it’s possible that I’m on the wrong path?  I know Jesus wants us to love/enjoy this life here on earth, and I do, but I know the next life is going to be so much better than this one, so how could I not pray for that to come?

Also, does the bible warn about speculating when the rapture might happen?  I have to believe that if Jesus didn’t want us to watch/look and speculate, he wouldn’t have told us about the signs to watch for.

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Is Matt. 24:30 About The Church?

Q. One question that constantly comes out of the mouth of Post Tribbers is Matt. 24:30 and it’s relation to verse 29 before it, insinuating the rapture is the gathering spoken of and happens after the tribulation. I am sure I have read some reference about this in one of your articles but I am not sure which. My explanation usually deals with the fact that Jesus, here speaking to Jews is also prophesying the fate of the Jews living through the tribulation (context).   However the explanation always seems to come across as my interpretation and I really have no clear scriptures to back it up.  Any thoughts or scriptures I should consider?

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Jewish But Doesn’t Know It?

Q. I have a question regarding Ezekiel Chapter 39:28.  Assuming it is possible that a person might not know that he or she is a Jew by birth, do you think it’s possible that one day a husband, let’s say, could wake up and say,”Honey, we are going to Israel.”   And the wife asks, “why?”, and the husband says, “I really do not know but we ARE going to Israel.”  I am married to a man who was orphaned at birth and knows almost nothing about his family history.  So it seems to me this could be a plausible scenario.  I believe when God says He will leave not one (of His people) behind that is exactly what He means.  I would appreciate your opinion.  And again thank you so much for all that you do.

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How Will The First Martyrs Know?

Q. In Rev 6:9 we see all of those martyrs under the altar in Heaven. I had always thought that since the Church will be raptured prior to the start of the 70th week, they will come to Christ through the witnessing of the 144,000. I noticed tonight, however, that the 144,000 aren’t even mentioned until chapter 7, a whole chapter later. If this is the case, how do people learn/hear about Jesus between the rapture and Rev. 6:9?

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