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Boundaries Of The Promised Land

Published: July 22, 2020
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If Israel was given all the land between the Euphrates and the River of Egypt, why do we find it occupying only the land west of the Jordan during the Millennium?


Can Satan Read Minds?

Published: July 21, 2020
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I’ve often heard it said that Satan cannot read minds. The reason, people say, is that it is because he is a created being. But that is no real answer. Since Satan was created by God, seems to me that God could have given him whatever abilities He wanted to, even knowing thoughts. Frankly, though, in most cases, Satan’s intelligence gathering demonic ‘network’ is very likely so efficient that he might seem to know thoughts. So, can Satan know our thoughts or not, and, if not, what is the biblical reason for that stance?


Israel’s Flight From The Anti-Christ

Published: July 21, 2020
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As I understand scripture and your explanations, it seems that there will be two flights from Jerusalem. First is the immediate flight into the desert to Bosrah/Petra, taking not even a moment to grab a coat, at the news of the Abomination and the start of the Great Tribulation. Then there’ll will be a second flight at the fall of the City during Armageddon. At least three and one-half years must elapse between the two flights to allow time for the Great Tribulation to take place. Am I correct thus far?

Are we told why the rush to escape the city? Should one assume that God will be enraged by the Abomination and begin raining fire, etc. immediately? Should one assume the Elect will be protected during their escape if they have obeyed the command to be quick? Is there a planned, quick get-away, escape route for the first evacuation at that time?


Moving The Ark Of The Covenant

Published: July 21, 2020
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As an archeology buff, the “Ark of the Covenant” is a fascinating subject and I really wish someone would find it. The question I have is, since the presence of the Lord is no longer dwelling in the ark itself, would we be able to touch it today if it were found or would the “don’t touch” rule still apply?


Explaining Matt. 11:12

Published: July 20, 2020
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In Matthew 11:12, who is taking the kingdom by force, what does this passage mean?? I have tried to find a commentary on it but to no avail.


3 Part Salvation Process?

Published: July 20, 2020
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I was taught that Salvation has 3 parts as we have 3 parts (spirit, soul and body as shown in 1 Thess 5:23). When we believed in Christ, our spirit is saved. We have eternal life and will not be in the lake of fire. However, our soul (emotion, mind and will) is slowly being saved by denying oneself and transforming more to be like Christ. Phil. 2:12 says we must work out our own salvation (of the soul) with fear and trembling) as we have to face the judgment seat of Christ when the Lord returns. If we don’t, we will face the outer darkness and not have a part to reign in the millennium kingdom (but only have a part in the new heaven and earth in the new Jerusalem). Our bodies are finally saved when they are transformed at the second coming of Christ. Can I have your comments about this?


Why Did God Wait So Long?

Published: July 20, 2020
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I do not believe the bible addresses this but it’s a valid question and I do not know how to answer it.

Why did God wait 4,000 years to send Jesus and another 2,000 + before bringing things to a close (the close obviously having not happened yet)? Why not have provided the sacrifice up front and wipe out the following 6,000 + years of suffering?


Did Speaking In Tongues End Or Not?

Published: July 17, 2020
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The gifts of the Spirit in the Bible lists speaking in tongues. Why do only Charismatic type churches practice this gift. Most other churches say it ended, I am confused. Where does it say it ended. The Bible does not say the other gifts ended, why that one?


Are The Seal Judgments Open?

Published: July 17, 2020
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I have a friend who thinks we’re already experiencing the seal judgments. I told him that the Tribulation can’t officially start until the covenant is signed and confirmed between Israel and the Antichrist, and that has not happened yet. So the four seals are not in the process of being opened. Nor will they be, until we, the Church, are out of here. I said what we are experiencing now are birth pangs. The seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments won’t commence until the Age of Grace is finished and the last 7 years of the Age of the Law begin. We’ll be in Heaven with Jesus by then. He asked me for the scripture references for the points I made. Any aid you can give me on this will be greatly appreciated.


Dead Body, Sleeping Soul. What About The Spirit?

Published: July 17, 2020
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Some say that 2 Cor. 5:6-8 means we Christians when we die, our spirit will go to be with the Lord. Our bodies and souls (mind, will, emotions) stay asleep until Christ returns at the last trumpet. I am confused as to whether the body with the soul is asleep and the spirit goes to be with the Lord. If the soul is asleep with the body, then what does the spirit do with the Lord and what about those who are alive will be caught up in the air with those who are raised from sleep?

So where do we, and what part of us go, when we die?