Understanding Rev. 22:1-6

Q. Revelation 22 gives a description of our heavenly home, it’s awesome!  Verse two states that “the tree of life,  which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding it’s fruit every month.”  What is your understanding on the monthly time cycles mentioned here, when we’ll then be in eternity.  Won’t time cycles, as we have now, be no more?

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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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Living In Heaven, Reigning On Earth?

Q. I have further questions on your article of June 25th.  In it you say we will live in heaven with Christ, and yes I understand our home  (or mansion)  will be made there.  How does Revelation 20:4-6 fit into this?  If we are reigning with Christ for that 1000 years it must be on earth.  God reigns in heaven forever and there is no other need to reign there.

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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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Two Resurrections Or Three?

Q. Thank you for your wonderful web site. I am encouraged daily by it.

I firmly believe in the pre-trib rapture and have studied much of your teaching on the subject. I have one area that I am still uncertain about. It is about the resurrection of tribulation saints. In your article “Defending the Pre-Trib Rapture (Again)” and in your answer “Resurrection of Old Testament Saints” you explain that Rev. 20:4-9 shows that tribulation saints are resurrected at the same time as Old-Testament saints, at the end of the tribulation and before the millennium.

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Do Jews Know Their Tribal Origins?

Q. Thank you for your ministry.  I suppose the 144,000 will somehow know their tribal ancestry.  Perhaps, you’ve already dealt with this subject and I haven’t located it yet.  Thank you. Continue reading…

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…