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Question: What roll will Turkey play in the final days, and do you believe that our government is using the Alinsky, “rules for radicals” in causing chaos in America and the division of its people?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Anthony. We will have to wait and see with respect to Turkey. There is nothing written in the scriptures to my knowledge about them during the end times.
I am sure you are aware, but for those that are not, Saul Alinksy dedicated that book to Satan. That tells you where he stands. I do not believe it is our government who has formulated the plot for America’s demise and the people of it. Though our elected representatives go right along with it. This plot has been formulated by the children of Satan and not only for our nation, but for the world.
When they are successful they will have destroyed the nation state and with that destruction they will be able to bring their one world government front and center and their father will lead the way. This is a much deeper plot than just America unfortunately, but our Father’s Word has foretold us all things (Mark 13:23). We will win (Daniel 7:18).
Question: When Gog & Magog happen what form of body will we be in. If people are in Spirit how can large Hailstones hurt them ?
P.S SO HAPPY I found this website as I never believed Rapture however I could not say why. At First I heard it from Arnold Murray but your website put it in format.
Thank you !
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Carolyn, thank you for the question. Welcome to the site and we are glad you are enjoying it.
The war you are speaking of occurs at the very end of the Tribulation of Satan, literally moments before Christ’s return on earth. When Christ returns we will instantly be changed into our true bodies which are our spiritual bodies (1 Corinthians 15:35-55).
Please allow me to elaborate to give me perspective on this subject. Please turn your Bible with me to,
19 “For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 “So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.”
22 “And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.”
Notice the description we are given. There will be a great shaking throughout the land on that day. This will definitely occur before our transition from our flesh bodies to our spiritual bodies, otherwise as you pointed out no one would die.
17 “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.”
This will literally be moments before we see our Lord and Savior appear. Revelation 19 gives more details of this final war that Christ will fight for us.
18 “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.”
Here is the great earthquake that was recorded for us in Ezekiel 38:19. Zechariah 14:4 also documents this earthquake as well.
19 “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”
20 “And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.”
21 “And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”
Though we will occupy our flesh bodies, we have nothing to fear. God is only upset with those people that do not stand by Him. We could literally stand right in the middle of this battle and not be harmed. Your documentation for that is Daniel in the Lions den, the three in the fiery furnace and of course the Hebrews in Egypt who were not harmed by the ten plagues.
Bible Q&A 05-09-2014 – Q2
Question: I have a co-worker who is easily annoyed with anything, especially people. Today she complained about someone so I blurted out that God loves that person too. Her response was “yes but God must have spent less time with that person”. We laughed but soon after she asked about God loving Satan so in my anxiousness to preach I said “Yes, God even loves Satan”. I’ve never thought about that before and I know Satan was an angel of God but how can I prove myself right or wrong with scripture?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Brian thank you for the question. It sounds like you were caught up in the moment, do not beat yourself up over it. However, God does not love Satan. Satan would be number one on God’s hate list. Remember, we are in the flesh to begin with because of Satan and what transpired in the first earth age (read the two studies linked below).
God condemned Satan to death by name in Isaiah 14:12-16. Satan qualifies on all accounts for the six things the Lord hates which can be documented in Proverbs 6:16-19.
God has instructed us to, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,” (Ephesians 6:11). You (neither does God) cannot love someone who is constantly trying to harm or destroy your children (Revelation 12:10).
Please turn your Bible with me to,
12 “Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”
On all accounts Satan is not only our enemy, but our Father’s enemy. Again, you cannot love someone who is trying to destroy your children. There is no love to be had between them though it did exist in the beginning until Satan rebelled against our Father.
9 “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”
10 “And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.”
God hates Satan and our Father will destroy Satan at the end of the Millennium.
The World That Then Was, The First Earth Age
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