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How Many Christians Are There?

Published: July 24, 2006 (Originally published: July 24, 2006)
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I have a question relating to the reported size of the New Kingdom or new earth that the Church will inhabit. You stated that it will be 1400 miles tall and wide. The way I see it is that it is not very big. Perhaps close to 1/8 the size of the earth? But from other descriptions there is also supposed to be plenty of room for everyone.

I guess what I am getting at is that it seems to me that this all appears to look like there won’t be all that many people that make it there. Are there really that few born again Christians in the world?

Also, where does this measure come from? I ask this question only because when I tell people this they question where this is found in the Bible. You and your website have been such a blessing-solid-honest- everything I have looked for to go along with my own studies. Thank you and may God Bless You for your efforts.


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The Beginning Of The End?

Published: July 24, 2006 (Originally published: July 24, 2006)
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I have learned a lot from your website and have another question for you.

With all of the events happening in Israel right now, do you think this is the ‘beginning of the end’ and that we should be following it closely? I have heard people say that it will set off the end time course of events. What is your take on this? Will all of this blow over or is this something that is quite serious with end time prophecy?

Thanks for your time and all you do!


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The Destruction Of Damascus

Published: July 24, 2006 (Originally published: July 24, 2006)
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Hal Lindsey wrote an article where he confirms your earlier prediction about the destruction of Damascus happening prior to the Rapture.

My question is, if Damascus is destroyed by Israel, how can the Ezekiel 38 come to pass, as Israel is described as a city without walls, etc? Does this have to do with the anti-Christ’s peace accord? Somehow Israel must think that nobody will bother them. At the present time, Russia, Iran, and Syria have made a pact. How could Israel not see Ezekiel 38 coming a mile away?


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Daniel’s 70 Weeks

Published: July 22, 2006 (Originally published: July 22, 2006)
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Why are the first 69 of Daniel’s 70 weeks split into two parts of 7 and 62, respectively? Is there any significance with regard to that split? In other words, why isn’t it just mentioned as 69 weeks? I can’t help thinking there may be some significance, particularly with the number 7.


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Order Of 2nd Coming Events

Published: July 21, 2006 (Originally published: July 21, 2006)
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I was wondering if you would “paint me a picture” of the order of events that transpire as and after the army, the Church, and the Tribulation Saints descend from heaven with Christ.


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Is Amos 1:3-8 A Future Prophecy?

Published: July 19, 2006 (Originally published: July 19, 2006)
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Re: Amos 1:3-8. I have been trying to study end times prophecies in light of what is happening in the Middle East. I came across this scripture and was wondering if you have an article on this. Thank you for any insight on these scriptures.


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The Holy Spirit In Tribulation Times

Published: July 19, 2006 (Originally 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.


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Pre Trib Or Post Trib?

Published: July 18, 2006 (Originally 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?


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What Happens To Earth People After The Millennium?

Published: July 16, 2006 (Originally 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.


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Is Michael The Restrainer?

Published: July 16, 2006 (Originally 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.