Q. This will probably seem like a weird question but in regards to the scripture about others have unknowingly entertained angels, could some have also entertained demons unaware as well? Do demons as well as angels walk around at times in human form? is it possible people might have photographed angels or demons, or other possible proof, such as strange lights (UFO’s) or ghostly encounters (EVP’s)? I believe that supposed hauntings or ghosts are demonic activities designed to lead people from God, drawing them into occultism.
Q. It has been my joy to fellowship with Pentecostal- leaning messianic Jewish believers. Some of them hold to a different understanding of the ‘End Times’ which does not seem to include the Rapture of the Church They believe a doctrine labeled One New Man (Jew & Gentile believers together) but believe that the One New Man will take the gospel to both through world evangelism. At that point, Jesus will return to earth at His Second Coming and establish His kingdom upon the earth. Those Christians who continue to assist the Jews during their time of sorrow will be ushered into the kingdom. For those Christians who do not help the Jews, they will be turned away! What are your thoughts on this belief?
Q. How do you define a true revival? I believe the instructions Jesus gave us in Matthew 28: 18-20 is the foundation for a revival. A pastor had a three day crusade last weekend and over 11,000 people made commitments to the Lord. His message was the good news of what Jesus did for us on the cross, turning our lives over to Jesus and belief in Jesus, repentance, and salvation. He spread the good news as Jesus instructed in Matthew 28 and then, the gift of the Holy Spirit took over and began to change lives. I would consider this a mini revival. I believe many in the church today are too focused on “spirituality” and who has the higher or highest level of spirituality compared to their fellow Christian. Many in the church today consider revival as a new place of depth or brokenness before the Lord for believers, or perhaps, a higher level of spirituality for believers than that already given by the gift of the Holy Spirit to a born again Christian.
Q. I am having trouble reconciling two verses and wonder if you could help.
One is Matt 24:10-14, when Jesus predicts the great ‘falling away’ and the other is Acts 2:17 : In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.
Many prophecy experts speak of the ‘Great Apostasy’, especially in relation to the ‘Florida Revival’. Many people in my church , however, believe it is a manifestation of Acts 2:17 and that in the last days God will do great things.
I must say i am quite confused over this, and would appreciate your thoughts.
Q. Regarding the Understanding the Olivet Parables Part 2 I have a question: Under the 10 virgins – you used a phrase “let their faith lapse” Did you mean they had once had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior? And, I guess I was wrong in thinking the after the Rapture the Holy Spirit would be withdrawn? If time permits would appreciate your clarification.
Q. As you are aware the Hebrew culture’s sense of timing was and as far as I know still different from ours. This is certain during the time of the disciples who would have kept to Hebrew timing.
At the time of the crucifixion Jewish law had an important legal stipulation. This stated that a person was not legally dead until a full three 24-hour day’s had passed i.e. 72 hours. Because of our system of timing, inherited from the R.C. church, we assume that “early the first day of the week” meant Sunday morning sunRISE. According to the Companion Bible and its appendages this verse in Mark’s gospel meant Saturday evening just as the sun set. There is a most interesting discussion in these appendages on the right day of the Passover at the time of the crucifixion, claiming it was on a Wednesday not a Friday.
Q. I know that with our salvation the Lord God no longer remembers our sins, but we do remember the guilt associated with them. I feel certain that when we are finally with the Lord in heaven we will no longer feel that guilt but I can’t find that in the Bible. Please refer me to the verses that says we will not feel guilt any more. Thanks.
Q. I surely do appreciate your site and you are on my list of people to meet once we get to Heaven. I was catching up on the questions this evening and read the one about “Another Dispensation?”. I was wondering, in light of Rev. 14:12, if God will literally “speak” to Tribulation believers. During the Dispensation of the Law God often spoke to people about their obedience to Him. During the Dispensation of Grace, the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Once we are raptured, and the Holy Spirit is taken “away” do you think God will again speak literally to those who become believers. I’m only asking because I’m curious, I am a believer and I won’t be here.
Q. I am a former Catholic, I was saved 7 years ago during my own search for the Truth praise the Lord! A few of my family members have gone to Medjugorje and believe that Mary is appearing and has over so many years.
My question is how do you explain Mary speaking to those children who first saw her in Medjugorje? I believe that apparitions are either angels or demons, Could this be an example of Satan coming as an angel of light? If so it is so very tricky and it is working as it surely takes attention away from what Jesus did for us. I would love to have an answer from you as to how you see the apparitions.
Q. I’m scared I’ve committed the unforgivable sin. About a month ago I stopped listening to my inner voice because I had been wrong about the guy I was dating. I thought the spirit was telling me to marry him, but it turned out that wasn’t the case. So by not listening did I turn my back on the spirit? I still love God with all my heart and want him to lead my life. I’m worrying myself to death. I’m so scared God has left me. I never wanted that to happen. I just wanted to make sure I was doing Gods will.