Q. In Matthew 12: 30-32 Jesus is talking to the Jews, explaining a sin that cannot be forgiven. I understand all sins were forgiven at the cross, but in verse 32b he mentions “the age to come”. I assume that age to be the Kingdom Age as being the next age to come for the Jews. Am I correct in this thinking? And if so what does this mean for the Jews?
Q. In Acts 13:2, the Holy Spirit is described as a specific person. When Christians are glorified at the Rapture, the promise of 1 John 3:2 is that we will see Him (Jesus) as He is. Will the personage of the Holy Spirit also be seen?
Q. I was curious about Joel 2: 28-29. “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams,your young men will see visions.Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” Are the people in verse 28 only the church? And who are the servants in verse 29?
Q. I am truly grateful for your faithful study of Scripture and your willingness to devote countless hours to share what you learn with us. My Bible is full of penciled in clarifying margin notes with the initials JK by it. We know from Acts 1:3 that Jesus ascended back to his Father 40 days after his resurrection. The disciples were told to go to Jerusalem to wait for the promised Holy Spirit ( Acts 1:4-5) which we know from Acts 2:1 came on Pentecost, 50 days after the resurrection. Since God is so into numbers there must be a reason for the 10 day wait in leaving his disciples without the promised Holy Spirit. Is it connected with Shavuot in some way?
Q. Do you think it is possible that the restraining power is already weakening as a lead up to the rapture? I ask this because of the overwhelming and ever growing sense of evil in the world.
Q. Perhaps I am missing something on your site, but what I have not seen is how the days after our Lord’s resurrection really changed the lives of the disciples. It seems to me that they were convicted up until the moment of the cross, but didn’t realize until the resurrection everything Jesus was here for. They seemed to waiver back and forth in their faith through out their time with Him, but as soon as they saw Him after the resurrection they absolutely believed, to the point of death.
Q. Can you help me with Scripture that says the Holy Spirit comes into a person’s life/heart the moment they genuinely profess faith in Christ? Why did the 12 men of Acts 19:1-7, who Paul called brethren, not even know about the Holy Spirit?
Q. Can the Holy Spirit be considered one of the two witnesses needed for confirmation in a matter? I ask because we’re dealing with some travel issues right now and without telling anybody, not even my wife, I thought of one option we could look at. The next day my wife came to me with the identical option. Since we are not telling anybody about our plans, I was wondering if the Holy Spirit can be the other witness to confirm what we are both thinking, or should we wait for an “out of the blue” confirmation from someone who knows nothing about this matter?