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The Holy Spirit In Tribulation Times

Published: July 19, 2006
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Thank you, so much for answering questions, this website has actually been my only source to God’s Word for a long time now (other than my Bible). I have so many questions floating around in my head and I will try to find the answers in your articles. The one that doesn’t seem to be answered by any of your articles, however, is one of the restraints on Satan’s Power. If Satan is restrained by the Holy Spirit, and that the only way he can completely have dominion over the earth is for that restraint to go, then are the believers after the Rapture not sealed with the Holy Spirit? It seems odd that the post-rapture believers, whose number will be more than any in the history of man, will not have the same or greater affect than the current believers who must be Raptured for Satan to come into the world. Is there any scripture supporting or denying anything about this or do we just not know? Keep up the good work, and may God bless you in every endeavor.


Pre Trib Or Post Trib?

Published: July 18, 2006
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I have visiting your website for about six months now and have learned a tremendous amount about the Bible. I have been telling friends and family about your website and your views on end times.

The family that actual lead me to the Lord about four years ago, whom I would consider to be a very strong God-fearing and Bible literate family (Whom you would also call a Futurist), says that there are scriptures for both a post Tribulation and Pre Tribulation Rapture. Their mindset is to just be ready for what ever God has. They reason that God can do anything and at anytime–We just need to “be prepared.”

In addition, they say that they have heard sermons with just as compelling scriptures as you have given but for a Post Tribulation Rapture. I know that you disagree with a post Tribulation Rapture but I am sure that you know many people who believe in it. Which scriptures seem to cause people to lean the other way? Do you think there are scriptures supporting both post Tribulation and Pre Tribulation Rapture?


What Happens To Earth People After The Millennium?

Published: July 16, 2006
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Hi! Thank you for such a great website. My question is this. The people who become believers during the tribulation will go into the millennium and reproduce etc. What happens to them and their children during and after the 1000 years? Are they transformed into heavenly bodies after the 1000 years? Are their children automatically believers after the reach the age of accountability? Where are those of us who have been raptured kept during the 1000 year reign?

I get so confused about all of this. Thanks so much for your time and work. I really hope you are able to reply.


Is Michael The Restrainer?

Published: July 16, 2006
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First let me thank you for providing such a great website. What a wealth of info you have for us here! I’ve been greatly blessed by reading and studying, and am currently enjoying your Revelation Studies.

My question is: Is Michael the Restrainer? I had always been taught that the Holy Spirit was the Restrainer, but recently I read that Michael was the restrainer. They referenced Daniel 12:1 in support of this. Here’s their quote.

This statement in the Bible tells us without doubt that it is not the Holy Spirit who restrains. Daniel 12:1;

At that time, Michael, prince and guardian of your people, shall arise. (remove his protection) It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress. At that time your people shall escape.

In 2 Thess. 2:7 it says, There is one who holds him back (the lawless one) until he be TAKEN out of the way.

The Holy Spirit is God and no one will TAKE him out of the way. But Michael, guardian of the people, is a created being under the command of GOD and can be taken or commanded to remove his protection. (End of quote.)

I don’t agree with this as in regards to Michael being the restrainer, but I’m not sure how to answer the person who made the above statement. I hope you can help me out.


Another Isaiah 17 Question

Published: July 15, 2006
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Thank God, Jack, for your Website because it is helping lots of brothers and sisters out there, including me, who are thirsty for the word of God.

Do you believe this event has something to do with the prophecy of Damascus and if so; in your opinion is it before the rapture or after the rapture? I feel excited in the sense that the coming of our Lord is near and at the same time I feel anxious because I am not that good servant.

Is Isaiah 17 is also talking about the damage in Israel as well? And if so do you the think it will only take few years for this to come to the tribulation; please make your answers long and please cover more details on this. By the way I am here in Saudi Arabia.


A Question On Isaiah 17

Published: July 15, 2006
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In Isaiah CH. 17 it says that nations will rush like the rushing of many waters. This alliance of nations, who are they? What battle is this referring to after Damascus is destroyed? If nations rush it must be somewhat of a pretty sizable battle. God bless you for helping us Saints out. To a believer,this website means a lot.


Isaiah 17 And Ezekiel 38

Published: July 14, 2006
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In light of current headlines I was wondering if there is a link between the destruction of Damascus prophesied in Isa 17:1 and the battle of Ezek 38 lead by Iran? I find it very interesting that Iran has placed their National Security Adviser in Damascus. Is there any scripture that puts the timing of the two prophesies close together?


Speaking In Tongues

Published: July 13, 2006
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I have a question for you regarding being filled with the Holy Spirit. Do you believe, and does the Bible support, being filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues or was it just for the book of Acts? My husband has been saved for 3 years and is still waiting for the evidence of speaking in tongues. Is it for everyone to use at all times or just certain times that the Lord decides? Any info you have would be great. Thanks!


A Partial Rapture?

Published: July 10, 2006
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Thank-you for this section of your web site, it has helped so much with my Bible study.

I’m am however having a real hard time seeing in the scripture that everyone who is saved is going in the rapture. When I read some of the parables such as the ten virgins and the watching servants, it seems that Jesus is separating the faithful servant from the unfaithful servant. Could this mean that even though salvation is a gift for belief, the Rapture is a gift for faithfulness?

I also find it hard to believe that Jesus would take anyone in the Rapture that doesn’t even believe the Rapture will happen, Although many that Love the Lord do not believe. Wouldn’t this be against their free will?


Did Judas Have A Choice?

Published: July 9, 2006
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I was reading the question on Judas and the Anti-Christ, and am wondering if this was free will on his part to betray Jesus, or was he chosen?

I would like to think that he was chosen and that God will forgive him. It could not have been an easy thing to do when he followed Jesus for the whole time of his ministry. Did God pick him because he was not of pure intent?

Any insights you may have on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for all your Blessed work.