Since we won’t get our resurrected bodies until the rapture, do you think the people in heaven now have intermediate bodies? If so what do you think they do with their time? When we are raptured and have new bodies we will spend our time ruling with Christ during the Millennium and then for eternity so we will have things to do. Thanks I appreciate your answers.
Ezekiel 14:9 ” ‘And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.
I’ve read this chapter but don’t understand this verse. Why will God destroy the prophet if God Himself enticed him to utter the prophecy?
I enjoy your site so much! I have a question about the 7 year treaty with the anti-christ. Where in scripture does it say it will be a “peace” treaty for 7 years? The New European Neighborhood Policy is a 7 year treaty with a mid term review and some people think this could be the treaty we’ve been waiting for & that we have entered the 7 year tribulation as of January 1st of this year. What are your thoughts on this? Also they say that the Great Tribulation is the last half of the 7 years & that we are only promised to be “kept” from that hour. ( The last half not the first half) What are your thoughts on that too? Thank you!
Thank you so much – I read “Ask the Bible Teacher” Daily. I’d just like to follow up on a posting of 5/17 re: “End Times Timing”. At the end of your answer to that question you say: “As for the preparations for Ezekiel’s Battle, I think they’re in their final stages as you read this. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen right away, only that just about everybody is ready for it”.
Anyway, I am constantly reading and keeping up to date with all the activity of the Middle East. Iran, Israel, Syria, Russia….is this what you’re referring to in your answer that I quoted above? Do you really think (those countries) are really in the final stages for THE Ezekiel’s battle? Can you tell us more about what is going on over there and how it relates to the Rapture? Is there anything else that needs to take place in order for the battle to happen? I am so excited for the Lords return. COME JESUS COME!!!
A Preterist on a discussion board today offered the following verse as evidence that the tribulation had happened in John’s time at Patmos:
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Rev. 1:9)
Now, of course he is incorrect and it is fallacious to base such a world view on one verse, however, what was John referring to when he spoke of ‘the tribulation’ he partook of?
Thank you for your insight.
In a question from someone about tribulation babies, you mention human functions would continue through the tribulation for believers who are not perfected as well as non-believers. I thought all believers were perfected and would not be here through the tribulation? Please explain.
Love your site. I read it everyday. I have two questions.
I have witnessed people speaking in tongues while praying and also speaking in tongues, then an interpretation was given. My current pastor says we no longer speak in tongues since Christ’s crucifixion. I guess I can understand with the holy spirit we would no longer speak in ‘prayer tongues’ but is speaking in tongues completely no longer done?
Also, two women in our congregation cover their heads while the message is given. I have read in the bible that a women is to cover her head but is that also now no longer done or should I be covering my head. I have never been convicted of this so really never gave it much thought, plus the pastors wife does not cover her head. Actually, I’ve never been in a church where the women cover their heads. Your input into the two questions will be greatly appreciated.
According to your article on Ez 38,39 you believe that the Church will be taken away to heaven before the battle. If that is the case, the preparation for the battle would have to take place almost immediately after the rapture; since the church will spend 7 years in heaven before we come back with the Lord. Daniel’s 70 th week needs to happen almost immediately, because the antichrist will make the 7 year peace treaty with the nation of Israel,and according to your study this event precedes the battle of the gogs.
But I always thought the 70th week would start immediately after the rapture, but if there’s need to make time for the war of the gogs then it would mean that we would be more than 7 years in heaven giving time for the battle of the gogs to start and finish and then go into the 70 th week with the 7 year peace treaty.
Are we talking of 7 1/2 or maybe 8 in heaven? How long will the battle of the Gogs last? Does the Bible give a time span of the battles? I never found how long it would last but maybe there’s some clue I never notice. Can you please give me more insight on this topic? Thanks and may God bless.
I have a question about Elisha in 2 Kings 2. Why did he pronounce a curse on children for mocking him about a physical characteristic, and then why did God honor it? It seems like such a drastic response to have bears attack children for mocking. What would be a lesson we today could learn from the story?
In Matthew 11:23 it says And you Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained till this day.
Jesus said this in Matthew and I was wondering. If God knew that if miracles would happen in Sodom that Sodom would remain then why did he not give Sodom a second chance? I believe God is a merciful God and a God of second chances so why did he not give Sodom a second chance?