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How Will He Do That?

Published: April 12, 2018
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I’ve been studying your revelation series as posted on your website. As you know, all the fish of the sea eventually end up being killed as a result of God’s wrath. When Jesus ultimately returns, per Zech. 14 and Ezek. 47, will there be a creative miracle concerning marine life, and I guess, all plant and animal life on earth?

Scientists say that all the varieties of life sprang from one species via selective breeding, etc. Will enough be spared to go this route, or will it be as in Gen. 1? I recognize that the trees that bear different fruit and leaves for healing will be like nothing we know today, and could possibly be a new creation of sorts. I love science and all, and I’m a little mystified by this.


Are Some Gifts Only For Men?

Published: April 11, 2018
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Thank you for your incredible website! I read it daily and enjoy it tremendously. My question concerns healing. I cannot recall or find a single instance in the Bible where a woman healed someone. Is this a gift that is reserved only for men? The only mention of spiritual gifts pertaining to women that I recall are the ability to prophesy. Can you shed some light on this for me? Considering how women were to conduct themselves during services by remaining silent, are the abilities bestowed by the Holy Spirit (with the exception of prophesy) only available to men?


Will I See My Brother Again?

Published: April 11, 2018
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When I was 4 years old, my mom had a miscarriage and my baby brother died. I know he is in heaven with Jesus, but are he and my mentally disabled sister (who belongs to Jesus too, I know) the members of the church? Or are they a different category as old testament and tribulation saint are different? My hope is that I can live with my siblings in the New Jerusalem. I want to “get back” my ‘lost” brother, as I know the New Jerusalem is “church members only” (please correct me if it isn’t), that’s why it’s important to me.


Storing Up Treasure In Heaven

Published: April 11, 2018
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Just wondering. If we do something good here on Earth to try and earn a blessing, it won’t work. Does the same concept apply when giving for the direct purpose of storing up treasure in Heaven?


Saved But No Fruit?

Published: April 10, 2018
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In the parable of the Sower (Matt. 13) I find most people think the third soil represents an unsaved person but I certainly prefer your interpretation (that he is saved), I’m just not sure about its accuracy. I stand firmly against Lordship salvation but often wonder how people can say they believe, and yet live in a way that doesn’t reflect it.


Still More On The Three Day Three Night Mystery

Published: April 10, 2018
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I’ve noticed several commentators saying the crucifixion had to happen on Wednesday because the Lord had to be in the belly of the Earth three full days and three full nights for a total of 72 hours to fulfill the sign of the prophet Jonah. How do you reconcile that with a Thursday crucifixion?


The Testimony Of Two Witnesses

Published: April 10, 2018
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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?


More Than Seven Churches?

Published: April 9, 2018
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I have heard many times that there were multiple churches in each of the seven churches (Philadelphia had more than one church, and more than one church in Ephesus). What is your take on this?


Listen To The Lord!

Published: April 9, 2018
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I am battling with a few health issues and I am really fed up with being so confused about who to listen to and who not to. For instance, I have been listening to several well known teachers for the past 5 years and found many of their teachings a real blessing. However, some people have been telling me lately that these people are false teachers and I should stop listening to them. The bottom line is that I am EXTREMELY CONFUSED about healing. Do I confess healing scriptures every day, do I speak to my body, or do I just trust that the Lord in His time with heal me and stop purchasing the books and DVDs all these people put out? Also, is it wise to meditate on healing scriptures daily?


About The Lord’s Burial

Published: April 9, 2018
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Mark 16:1 says spices were bought after the Sabbath for anointing Jesus. Luke 23:54-56 seems to say that spices were prepared to anoint the body before the Sabbath. If Jesus was crucified on Thursday there would be two consecutive Sabbaths where no work was allowed. I am confused about this. Can you help clarify it?