End Times - End Times General


16/03/2006
I was wondering what age we’re going to be in heaven? Are the babies the same age as when they die with abortion or the older generation, the people that die? At what age group is going to be in heaven? Is everybody the same age in the same body, both male and female?

We’re going to be immortal and we’re going to have immortal bodies that are going to be the perfect age. I would think that it will appear as if we’re 30 years old or so. That was the perfect age. That’s when Jesus started His ministry. He went to the cross when He was 33. I would think that it will feel like and appear as if you’re at the prime of your life, whether that’s 30, whether that’s 35, whether that’s 25. You will feel that way forever and your body will be perfect. Babies will be complete adults and they will have the same kind of bodies that everybody else has – an immortal body that cannot be destroyed and will never die. Both male and female? I believe there’ll be male and female in heaven. I don’t see in Scripture where there’s not male and female. We’ll be male and female, but it will be much different because it will be perfect. Now, the Bible says they’re neither married nor given in marriage in the Scripture. So, there’s not going to be a need for marriage because we’re going to be married to the Lord. And we’re going to have our complete fulfillment in Him. You’re not going to be married. So if you’re married now, enjoy it while it lasts because you’re not going to married to that person when you die. You’re going to be with Jesus forever and He’s going to be the love of your life. And He should be now, so we need to practice that now.

End Times - End Times General


16/03/2006
My question is about the “mark of the beast.” I read the Bible a lot but could you explain to me what “the mark of the beast” means?

Well, I can say that the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 that when Jesus comes back out of heaven, He will catch away the church – Christians, those that believe in Jesus will be caught up with Him in the air. That’s where we get the words “the rapture” from. The rapture means we’re going to be caught up. It’s where we get the word “to be caught up in something, to have a euphoria, to be enraptured by something.” The rapture is the catching away of the church. It’s when Jesus takes the Christians out of the earth and keeps us with Him until He comes back to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years.
Why am I explaining that? It’s because your question demands a little more behind-the-scenes information first. Because once the Christians are taken out of this earth, then the antichrist will then rule on this earth for 7 years. There will be 7 years of intense tribulation, great tribulation, much more tribulation than anybody is experiencing right now. Great tribulation where Christians have been taken out of the earth, evaporated in a sense, just like the water comes down to the earth and then it evaporates, God is going to evaporate the church in a sense. The Christians, I don’t mean the church buildings, I mean everybody that names the name of Jesus and truly believes in Him, they will be caught up with Jesus and we will be with Him forever and then the antichrist will reign on the earth and extend his kingdom of darkness on the earth for approximately 7 years.

During that time, there will be two witnesses that’ll be raised from the dead or come back to life – Elijah and Moses are who most people that are written about in the book of Revelation – they will begin to preach the gospel and 144,000 Jewish people from the 12 tribes of Israel will be saved and they will truly turn to Jesus Christ. And those 144,000 men and women will then begin to preach the gospel to the world the same way that Peter, James and John ant the other apostles preached the gospel 2000 years ago.

At that time, the antichrist will demand, in order to keep control of the people, he will demand that people take “the mark of the beast” either on their forehead or on their hand. I don’t know if it’s a number that they put, or if it’s a stamp or if it’s a computer chip, whatever it is – we don’t know what it is – but we know it marks each person to the antichrist’s system of government and adheres and submits themself to the antichrist’s system of peace. And anybody that does not take that mark, he will try to execute those people that refuse to take the mark of the beast. Again, we don’t know if that’s a computer chip that is put inside of somebody’s head or put inside of somebody’s ear or wrist or hand, but it will be the mark that they belong to the system of the antichrist and they do not belong to the system of Jesus Christ. That’s what the “mark of the beast” is.