Q. At a home Bible study a self proclaimed pastor spoke about the end times. He among other statement alleged that fear was not a spirit, the antichrist was not a person (spirit only) and that the Rapture would not occur until the Satan was under the church’s feet. I’d appreciate your usual insights.
Q. My friend says although in the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness it was legitimate when Satan offered the kingdoms of the world to Jesus, everything changed after the cross and because of Matthew 28:18 all the world, authority, and power was once again in Jesus ownership. I tried to explain that although this is true, consummation of both our salvation, as well as His kingdom will occur in a future time – our bodies at our glorification and His kingdom at His second coming. Are there scriptures I can use to help Him understand that Satan is still the god of this world and in control, as God allows him to be?
Q. Since he will still have access to the Heavenlies, will Satan be watching the Bride receive our Bema Seat rewards? I can’t imagine that such an incredible event would be tainted by allowing him to be there.
Q. With the Rapture occurring before the “man of Sin” is revealed and with Satan having access to Heaven for the first 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week, is it likely that we who are raptured will see him and his fallen angel followers prior to their being cast down to earth for the final 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week?
Q. Re: Explaining Rev. 12. My question is: Is Satan still in Heaven then? Rev. 12:10 states that he is “the accuser of our brethren”…”which accused them before our God day and night.” Since he rebelled against God so many years ago with a third of “the stars of heaven” are we to believe that this is the time that Isaiah speaks of in chapter 14:12, etc., and that Jesus spoke of in Luke 10:14? And, that GOD has allowed him access to The Throne to this day, and until this time prophesied in Revelation 12:10?
Q. I always taught and thought the anti-Christ would be revealed at the signing of the peace treaty between himself and the leader of Israel. And that the rapture would take place right before. And that the first 3 1/2 years of the anti’s rule would be peaceful, then he would be indwelt by Satan for the last 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation. Where am I going wrong?
Q. My question regards Satan’s release after his chaining in Revelation 20:2. Does the Bible say how long it takes before he is thrown into the lake of fire? How long does it take to persuade people to rise up against The Lord ? It seems hard to think that after years of peace people would not be happy. Will people still be born with free will even after the final war?
Q. Do you have any opinion of what the lie in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 might be? It says God will send them a strong delusion so they believe it. How convincing will it be to those left behind?
Q. Thank you for your website. It is truly a blessing. A question on something I have always wondered. Since God is all knowing, past, present, future, the alpha and omega – this means he already knew Satan would fall from heaven , challenge his deity, bring evil upon mankind, etc. Why would God allow this to happen to all of his creation including us humans?
Q. In a recent post you said that Satan was not a physical being. With which passages from the Bible can you prove this?