Seeing The Church in Rev. 4

Q. I would like to know how you perceive that the rapture as you say quote “And then there’s the Book of Revelation. John shows the Rapture occurring in chapter 4″ unquote….where in chapter 4 gives you the indication that the rapture has happened?

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Understanding Rev. 20-22

Q. The question you recently answered on Revelation 22 reminded me I had one, too. The timing of things confuses me.  It looks like we’ve had the Great White Throne Judgment in Revelation 20.  So why are there still liars & murders & idolaters outside the gates of the city?  Is the city the New Jerusalem?

We are grateful to you for all your help, and grateful to the Lord for you.

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Drying Up The Euphrates

Q. On Monday, July 13th, the New York Times published an article that says the Euphrates River is drying up because of an extended drought and also due to Syria and Turkeys water policies.  I would like your thoughts as to whether this might be a “set up” for the reference in Revelation 16 of the angel pouring out  of the vial and drying up the river for the kings of the east to cross for their attack on Jerusalem (which will lead to the final battle, Armageddon)

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The New Jerusalem?

Q. Thank you for taking time to answer questions and working so hard with your website!  I have something I have been wondering about: when you say that the new city of Jerusalem will probably orbit just above the earth, what scriptures can you find to show this point of view? I can remember one about John saying that the city came down from heaven but he never said that it landed on earth. Can you help me find some more please?

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A Partial Rapture In Rev. 2-3?

Q. When you say there is nothing in the Bible that supports a partial rapture, my mind is drawn to the messages given to the seven churches of Revelation 2-3. With the exception of a couple, most of the churches were doing just fine, although the church of Philadelphia is the only one that receives no correction. They are also the only ones promised to be spared from the time of wrath.

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A Question On Rev. 2-3

Q. While reading Revelation this morning, I was struck by something…when the churches are being called to correct something, they are all called to correct their ACTIONS, not their heart or beliefs, and if they don’t correct their actions, they will have their lampstands removed etc.   This seems to fly in the face of grace through faith and I would love to have it explained.
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Who Is That In Rev. 7:1-9?

Q. In Revelation 7:9-17… I had always been taught that this was the scene of the Rapture.  I have read your articles regarding these being Tribulation saints, but I am confused about them serving before the throne of God day and night.  Won’t that throne be in the New Jerusalem?  If it is here on earth and Revelation 22 gives a picture of this throne, then it seems that we won’t get to be in the presence of the Lord in the New Jerusalem, only the Trib saints will.

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Harvesting The Earth

Q. I am a bit confused by Rev 14:14-17. Where do I place this chronologically? Here it is talking about two separate Reaping’s (believers and unbelievers). Later in chapters 16 and 19 it talks of the wrath of God via the seven bowls and culminating in the “wine press” of the wrath of God at Armageddon. There will need to be a physical remnant that enters the Kingdom of God. I read somewhere that only believers will enter the millennium.  It would seem to me (based on Rev 14) that there will be a physical gathering of believers at the end of the tribulation period. And that these will be a physical remnant of mankind that will enter and populate the Kingdom.  My thinking is that any unbelievers not destroyed in the seven bowls of wrath will be gathered in that reaping and thrown into the mix at Armageddon. Is this correct? And given the location of the reaping chapter, could it be safe to assume that believing remnant of mankind will be spared from the bowls of wrath?

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Who Is The Group In Rev. 7?

Q. First I love your website!!! Very informative and has helped me so much in my study in end times prophecy!  I used to be very uneasy about end times prophecy but now that I have accepted Christ into my heart, I don’t fear anymore!!! I know I have a one way ticket! Amen!

I have a question regarding Rev. 7:9. I am in a current debate with a non-believer of the pre-trib rapture. He insists that those mentioned in verse 9 are the church, still here on earth, therefore no rapture. Continue reading…

Will The Days Be Shorter Or Darker?

Q. I read an article the other day that presented a different idea about the darkening of the sun, moon, and stars.

He said the earth may tilt on its axis and it’s rotation may speed up, causing the earth to go into a 16 hour day…a loss of 8 hours or 1/3 of a day.

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