Rapture Or Sheep And Goat Judgment?

Q.  I was wondering, if you could tell me, when scripture says in Matthew 24:40-41 about the ” one taken and the other left…”  if this is about the Rapture or the sheep & Goat Judgement?

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Spiritually Bankrupt

Q.  I would like your opinion on Rev 3: 15-16.  “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.  If we are lukewarm Christians, looks like we can loose our salvation.  Is this correct?

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When Does The “Tribulation” Begin?

Q. I was having a discussion with my Dad about when the Tribulation actually starts, and he doesn’t think that the first seal is the Anti-Christ confirming a covenant simply because it doesn’t use that exact wording, it only says that “he went out bent on conquering”.  Is there any way to determine if the first seal is the signing of the covenant? I ask this because he believes we will at least see the signing of the covenant.

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The Rapture In Zephaniah?

Q. Our small group leader uses Zephaniah 2:2-3 to show that we’ll be raptured before the time of God’s wrath. He says lots of people miss this because we’re reading the translation from Hebrew. He said if we looked at the Greek text we would see the same Greek word for wrath that Paul used in 1 Thes. 5:9. What do you think?

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The Martyrs Of Rev. 6

Q. Re: the souls under the altar in Rev. 6:9:  How do they relate to the other groups of martyrs mentioned in Revelation?  Are they pre-rapture souls? If they were believers, wouldn’t they would get physical bodies at the rapture?  So if they are post-rapture martyrs, how are they different from the other mentioned groups?

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A Question About The New Jerusalem

Q.  In John 14 Jesus tells us that there are many mansions, or rooms, in His Father’s house, and that He is going there to prepare a place for us.  I assume that the place Jesus is preparing for us is the New Jerusalem.  Is this correct?

It has been suggested to me that souls will not immediately go to be with the Lord after the body dies because Jesus isn’t finished preparing us a place.  Supposedly, the idea is that there would be no place for them to stay, and it wouldn’t be fair for them to see or be in the unfinished place before the rest of us see it.

Do you understand Jesus to be saying there are already mansions/rooms in heaven, or am I misunderstanding?  And, if I am correctly understanding, who do you think might be in those rooms now?

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Did Enoch Prophesy The Rapture?

Q. In the epistle of Jude, Chapter 1, Verses 14 &15, (KJV) he mentions a prophecy of Enoch dealing with the return of the Lord accompanied by ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment upon all. Since those saints had to be in Heaven in order to accompany the Lord back to earth, isn’t this a prophecy describing a pre-trib Rapture, with the Church being in Heaven before the Lord returns?

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Seven Raptures?

Q.  The number 7 is mentioned throughout the Bible. Recently I read an article dealing with the 7 raptures ( 5 have already come to pass and 2 more are waiting to happen).  The first 5 involved: Enoch, Elijah, Moses, Christ, and the old testament saints. The  future raptures involve the Church and the two witnesses mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Jesus Christ is right in the middle of all the 7 raptures as represented in the Menorah. Is this a true Biblical teaching?

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A Model Of The Rapture In Daniel 3

Q.   In your article titled Rapture References, you have a sub-title, “Where Was Daniel?”  It appears that Daniel was mysteriously missing from Chapter 3.  Chapter 2 states that Daniel was set up as ruler over Babylon.  Chapter 3, the famous fiery furnace chapter, states the statue to be worshiped was set up in Dura.  Could it be that Daniel was just not “there” at that time?  That the king went on a trip to Dura and Daniel stayed in Babylon.  I would love for this to be a model of the rapture of the church, but I just don’t see it.  Thank you for any clarification you can give.

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Questioning The Placement Of Ezekiel’s Battle

Q. I Write to comment on your book (Seven Things You have to know…) concerning the Sequence of Major Events of the Last Days.

You mentioned that the Rapture is the First event, then the Battle of Gog and then the 70th Week of Daniel, but why should not the 70th Week begin before the Battle of Gog and not after it?

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