Answers to Reader Questions

Q: In your Talkin' Rapture column, “What About Revelation 6:17?”, you wrote,

“Thus, the cry, 'the great day of God's wrath has come,' does not mean that those making this statement are experiencing God's wrath. Rather, it tells us that the mighty men realize that they have entered this final period of judgment, called the Day of God's Wrath, during which God's wrath will be poured out. Indeed, it is only after the completion of the seven trumpet judgments and prior to the outpouring of the bowl judgments, in Rev. 11:18, that we see the actual arrival of God's wrath: `The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints...'”

Does this mean that you don't see the seven trumpet judgments as part of God's wrath? Aren't the trumpets and bowls all God's wrath, but the bowls are described as the “final” part of God's wrath (Rev. 15:1)?

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Q: Why are the trumpets not the wrath of God?

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Q: In the promotional information on your book, you say that there are more than 400 verses that talk about the coming of Christ. I was wondering if you had a list of the 400 verses in an easy e-mail version? I would be interested in seeing this group of scripture.

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Q: I believe in the prewrath rapture, but I have a question concerning Rev. 7:13-15. "Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, `Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?' And I said to him, `Sir, you know.' So he said to me, `These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.' If we believe this is the Rapture of the Church, where are the others? Why do we see only those who came out of the Great Tribulation? Where are the saints who have died since Acts 2?

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Q: Have you ever noticed that in the book of Daniel an angel speaks to Daniel and says this is what will happen to THY PEOPLE? Daniel 10:14: “Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall THY PEOPLE in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.” And again in Daniel 12:1: “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of THY PEOPLE: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time THY PEOPLE shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”

Who are these people that are of the people of Daniel??? Could they be the seed of Abraham living in Israel? This seven-year period is known as the Birthpangs of Messiah (Chevlai shel Machiach) or the time of Jacob's

Trouble (Jacob's name was changed to Israel). The prophecies in the book of Daniel are about his people, the Jews in the last days. Look at Revelation 15:3: “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” Who is it that can sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb? The Jewish saints during the time of Jacobs (Israel's) trouble. Who are the 144,000 witnesses sealed during this time? Are they not Jews from the 12 tribes (excluding the tribe of Dan)? These are the saints that are persecuted. This is the remnant and whoever is converted because of them during this time.

If the rapture occurs after the seven years, how is it that the armies in heaven return with Christ at the end of the seven years to fight for Jerusalem? Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Who is this army and when did this army get to heaven? I thought we were to be in that army?

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Q: I recently read the FAQ's on Jack Van Impe's website. They mentioned that the Day of the Lord begins one minute after the rapture. I know from Joel 2:31 that the sun will be darkened and the moon turned to blood before the Day of the Lord. It looks like this sun and moon sign happens in Rev. 6:12-13.

I emailed them with this information and asked, “How can this be if we are raptured before the seals begin? Are the first five seals only a minute long? Please help me understand this.” This is the response I got: “Thank you for contacting us. We believe that the Bible teaches that the Day of the Lord begins immediately after the Rapture and lasts until the end of the Millennium. The Bible tells us that the renovation of the world by fire happens during the Day of the Lord which we know will not happen until after the Millennium.”

I don't know whether to laugh, cry or scream. It almost seems as if the question is ignored because it can't be answered. I have to wonder what some pre-tribbers are thinking about the pre-wrath theory?

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Q: With everything that is in happening in the Middle East, is this it? Are we on the cusp of seeing Jesus return today?

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