Q. I have a question about having a Jewish spouse. What happens after the rapture to a gentile/Jewish couple? I know they are no longer married but do they ever get to see each other again do you think? What about children that are half gentile half Jewish. Is where they go depend on their beliefs and age at that time? What do you think about the Jewish parent seeing their children if in fact they are in the New Jerusalem? Do all Jewish people have to reside separately on earth at that time?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.’” (Psalm 40:6-8, from the Septuagint translation. Attributed to Jesus in Hebrews 10:5-7).
Q. I am very grateful for the articles and answers to questions on the website, which I find both encouraging and inspiring. I have a question regarding those who accept Jesus after the rapture, in the the context of pre-trib teaching. Will they miss out on the marriage supper of the Lamb? If so what does that mean for them?
Q. I realize we are not to set dates; however wouldn’t it be exciting if the rapture were to take place on Shavuot? The way I understand things is that the Law (Ten Commandments) was given on this Feast Day as was the giving of the Holy Spirit – essentially the birthing of the church age. If God is going to return his attention back to Israel, perhaps it would occur as the church is being taken out. What are your thoughts?
Q. I have been doing a study in the Gospel of John and when I came across John 11:21-26 my curiosity was piqued. Are Jesus’ words to Martha in verses 25-26 hinting at the Rapture?
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
Q. I`ve learned more from your website about the endtimes than all my 60 years of SS combined. I`ve learned about our residence (new Jerusalem) after the rapture. But not much is said about where we immediately go when we die and are we just invisible spirits w/o bodies. I think you have said Jesus is the only one in heaven with a glorified body so far. Does John 14 and Rev. 21 describe heaven before the rapture as well as after?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebr. 4:12-13)
Q. I love your website. Very clear teaching. I am looking forward to being raptured but I also have a longing to be used of the Lord in healing and deliverance to see our Lord glorified and many people added to the bride. I’ve read the famous prophecy of the late Tommy Hicks, about a great revival before the bride going up in the rapture. What are your views about this?