Facing Unemployment

Q. I have come to rely on you and your site for biblical guidance and have a financial question. It is very likely that I will lose my job in the next year. I want to do the right things to financially plan for this. I do not have enough money saved to get me through much time without a paycheck. And I have some credit card debt. I plan to continue giving as I know that He would have me continue to trust him and give joyfully. What would He have me do as a top priority after that? Put money in savings for my emergency fund? Pay down debt? Something else?

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Could I Have Nephilim DNA?

Q. Thank you so much for your dedication to allowing God to use you to help so many others. This site has been a daily blessing to me for many months, and now to my family because of the insights I have gained from using your site as a study tool. I have searched your site for weeks looking for this , and as so many others already have, I apologize if I am asking an already-answered question.
My question is to resolve a debate between myself and another Bible studier. Could any of us be unknowingly walking around with Nephilim DNA and not know it? I don’t think so, but my friend disagrees…she is actually convinced that physically attractive, tall, well-built, intelligent people could be descendants of Nephilim. She has even suggested that my soon-to-be husband and myself are probably descended from Nephilim! Needless to say, this really freaks me out! I don’t want to worry that I have Nephilim DNA, or that my future husband may (we are both tall and athletically built and he is a handsome and mechanically brilliant man). Please, any insight at all would be tremendously helpful. I love my Jesus with all my heart and can’t bear the thought of being separated from God in eternity due to genetic circumstances beyond my control.

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Hearing His Voice

Q. Thanks for being a blessing to many! Jesus said my sheep hear my voice. So this statement implies that only God’s people hear His voice. I have been trying to seek His direction in life and I’m eager to hear Him speak. However, so far I haven’t gotten any response. Does it mean I am not His sheep? Does it even mean that I do not have salvation ?

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Comparing Amos 5 and Acts 7

Q. Can you tell me what star is referred to in Amos 5:26 (“…the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.”) and the star in Acts 7:43 (“You also took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rompha, the images which you made to worship.”)? Are these the same? Thank you for your wonderful ministry.

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End Times Entertainment

Q. Thanks so much for taking the time to help us learn more about God’s word. Your website has been a blessing to me and helped me to understand many things that before were not clear. I Praise God for you and the marvelous work you are doing.
I have noticed that some Hollywood movies & TV shows being churned out today are about the end times, prophecy, the end of the world, the Antichrist, etc. and all from a secular view point. Comments from friends and acquaintances lead me to believe that this could be the devils way of poking fun at God’s Word and perhaps making the sinners less apt to accept Christ and His Word as truth. It seems the devil has taken the terror of being left behind away and causes sinners to think that only “fanatics” would believe that God would do this to the world today.
Are there any scriptures that tell us that Satan might use this approach to confuse sinners and make “the end of the World” seem like a fable and not a real event? Do you think we can combat such a tactic or are we losing this battle for lost souls today? I know satan is the great deceiver and I fear for the Lost in our World.

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To Go Or Not To Go

Q. I enjoy your site and live in New Zealand. I wonder at the assumption that we will just disappear at the moment of rapture against our free choice to go. Will God ever violate His own principle of free will? I have this persistent and uneasy feeling that yes, there will be a rapture, but in a very short moment of time we, as believers, will have a choice to join Jesus in the clouds.
I think there will be a temptation to phone loved ones, look for Fluffy the cat or lock the door etc. etc. Our own family has an agreement that wherever we are ( work/school ) we just go. No hesitation. I would appreciate your thoughtson this.

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Connecting Iran And Syria

Q. I hear a lot these days in the secular news about the probability of Israel preemptively attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. I also read (almost exclusively) by Christian teachers that Damascus is going to be destroyed, most likely by a nuclear attack. You yourself have stated that you believe it could happen before the rapture. Do you think these two events could somehow be related?
Warnings about Iran’s potential nuclear capabilities are constantly in the news. Damascus, on the other hand, seems to be under the radar. Is there any reason
it would be attacked in light of current events? Could an attack by Israel against Iran somehow lead to involvement by Syria? Does the Bible say anything about Iran and Syria in this context?

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Seeking My Gift

Q. I have a spiritual gifts question for you this time. I know I have a gift of listening but is that a spiritual gift or just a natural gift? Also sometimes people will come up to me for no reason and start venting. Does that sound like anything to you? I was just wondering. I’ve taken numerous gifts tests and stuff like that but they don’t really seem to accomplish much. I just wanted to get your opinion that’s all. Thanks in advance and God bless.

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Walking Away From Our Marriage

Q. Thank you for your faithful work at gracethrufaith.com. I have a simple question concerning divorce and re-marriage. My wife and I are ending our 25 year relationship. All of our children are grown and out on their own. There was no un-faithfulness, as far as I know, but we have simply never been compatible in the least and just never seemed to mature together as a couple. Neither one of us wants to continue in the marriage. What are Gods instructions concerning re-marriage under these circumstances?

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