Q. For those of us who are leaving much of their estate to Christian causes, what do you see happening when the Rapture occurs? It could be a real mess as greed tries to interfere with what we intended the money to be used for. The Christians will be gone so who tends the store?
Q. Psalm 90:10 says that The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty if we are strong. According to this passage could a generation be 70 or 80 years? If it could be 80 years then is there the possibility that the Rapture could be further away? The year 2021 would be 80 years minus seven for the Rapture to occur. Do you think this is a possibility? I consider this also, that Babylon must also be rebuilt. That may take a few years. I would like for the rapture to be this year, but according to God’s word a generation could be 70 or 80 years. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Q. I always thought that the Rapture was the sure signal of the start of the 70th Week. You disagree, so what is the sign of the start? If the Church is gone by Rev. 5, can we assume the Rapture occurs in Chapter 4? Something you wrote several years ago says the Rapture occurs around the time of Ezekiel 38. Where is Ezekiel 38 in Revelation?
Q. 1 Cor 15:52 says, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” I have read that in Jewish Traditions there are two trumps. And I wondered, will we hear JESUS blow a first trumpet and in the twinkling the dead are taken up, and possibly like a second later, He blows the last trump and the alive are taken? If there is a “last” trump, is there also a “first” trump?
Q. I am having difficulty explaining to my 12 year old daughter how much better Heaven will be than the world we are living in now. I am familiar with 1 Corinthians 2:9, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” (NASB) What other Bible references can you provide that may help me explain the vast difference and calm her fears?
Q. In reviewing what one website has said about December 21,2012 I found an interesting statement.
“It looks like this gravitational cosmic tsunami could cause the sun to scorch the earth. That means that the only immediate survivors would be people in the underground cities, caves, and submarines.”
If I’m correct you said in an article that it is possible the sixth seal and prophecy concerning Dec 21,2012 could be one and the same. If so, that would make the Rapture very very soon. What do you think?
Q. It is widely believed by Bible scholars that an event will take place just prior to the Rapture that will shut down or halt the transportation system, so planes don’t fall from the sky and trains don’t collide into one another because believing pilots and conductors are taken away. Is it possible that the Iranian intention to place surface ships and submarines off our coast is connected to this? They could launch EPM bombs to shut down all electronic devices and cripple our transportation system which is believed to occur just prior to the Rapture.
Q. I recently read an article that stated that the rapture of “we who are alive and remain” would not occur immediately after the dead in Christ are resurrected, but instead we would be raptured 40 days after the dead in Christ come out of their graves. The article stated that the example for this is from Christ’s resurrection at the same time that believers came out of the tombs. He ascended and took them with him 40 days later and that is the model for the rapture of the church. What is your opinion? Is it possible we will be on earth for 40 days after the dead in Christ are resurrected?
Q. The Rapture is near and I think a lot of my future life in Heaven. I agree with you that the only fireproof values of my life -which will not burn up at the Bema Seat Judgment – are those done in the Lord’s strength. I don’t think I’ve lived very much of my Christian life in His strength. I expect almost everything to go up in the smoke at the Bema Seat Judgment. Are the Bema Seat Judgments painful, its great shame unavoidable, and is it better if I brace myself for it?
Q. In John 14:3, when the Lord says He will come again to receive us unto Himself, it sure seems like He’s referring to the rapture. Since He’s speaking to believers, it can’t be His Second Coming that He’s talking about because we (His church) have to be received before He comes about seven years later. Do I have this correct?