Summary: Questions so far in series
You may have read the last 3 parts and wondered about some things you have heard that were going to happen in the end times according to the Bible and didn't see them in the past writings. Well, this one is to answer some of those questions you may have about the Rapture, Tribulation, Great Tribulation, Armageddon and Christ Return before I go on to the next occurrence which is the Millennium. Also, if you have a question that I don't have listed please let me know and I will get an answer if there is one biblically.
Questions about the Rapture: Is the word Rapture in the Bible?
Answer: No, the word “rapture” comes from the Latin word rapere, which is a translation of the Greek verb "caught up" that’s found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Question: If Christ raptures all the saved which are alive and all other saved meet Him in the air, where are the lost?
Answer: Unbelievers seem to be sent immediately to a temporary holding place, to await their final resurrection, judg-ment, and eternal destiny. Luke 16:22-23 describes a rich man being tormented immediately after death. Revelation 20:11-15 describes all the unbelieving dead being resurrected, judged at the great white throne, and then being cast into the lake of fire. Unbelievers, then, are not sent to hell (the lake of fire) immediately after death, but rather are in a temporary holding place of judgment and condemnation. However, even though unbelievers are not instantly sent to the lake of fire, their immediate fate after death is not a pleasant one. The rich man cried out, “for I am tormented in this flame” (Luke 16:24).
Questions on the Tribulation: Does the mark of the beast and 666 take place during the tribulation? Answer: Yes, Revelation 19:9-10 If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
It's easy to see how that putting a micro chip in your hand or forehead would not only help in identity theft but, would be the answer to the world's money problem when food and energy will have to be rationed all over the world.
I remember reading a few years ago about parents letting their young boy be an experiment by letting a doctor place a micro chip in his arm so he could be tracked or identified. That technology is here! We could have only guessed 30 or 40 years ago but, now we see how easy it can be done. It will be given only to those who worship the Antichrist and take that mark during the tribulation period.
Question: Who is this man that can be identified by the number 666 during the tribulation? Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The Antichrist will be recognized by 666. People have always speculated who he might be but, no one knows and Gods people will not find out here on earth. To those who are left behind his identity will be plain according to (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) and the meaning of that number will be very clear.
Question: If I haven't come to a point in my life where I ask Jesus Christ to forgive me of my sins and come into my life, and to send the Holy Spirit to live, dwell in me forevermore with sincere meaning from the bottom of my heart and I haven't cried out to Him because I know I can't save myself....am I saved? Answer: No
Question: If I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead, ask forgiveness and I turn from my sins, ask Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour, am I saved? Answer: Yes
Love In Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com