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Jack Hibbs answers listener questions.

Who are the 10 virgins and what does that parable mean?

Does the tribulation start after the rapture of the church or after the 7 year peace treaty?

What happens if a Christian accepts the mark of the beast?

Join us on this episode as Pastor Jack answers these listener questions.

Hey, you guys. In this upcoming podcast episode, we’re gonna be shifting gears a little bit and answering questions that have come in over the last several weeks on our topic of the end time events.
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Hey, guys. Welcome to real life podcast.
And, uh, we are continuing on, really, because it’s being driven by you, which we’re very excited about.
I I have to tell you that I’m a great, uh, beneficiary, a recipient of a, uh, a bible teaching church.
I was spiritually born and raised at a verse by verse chapter by chapter book by book church.
And so for me, I am grateful to you So many of you are saying, I never heard this before.
I’ve never even read that in the Bible before, and that really helps me because I’m very guilty of making assumptions.
I thought everybody knows this. To somebody who reads their Bible, if somebody says, I I read my Bible, I assume that they read it all the way through, but apparently I’m wrong, and that’s that’s fine.
But let’s fix that. Um, because the topics that we are mentioning regarding the last day’s events, I was absolutely overwhelmed to hear Even yesterday, I was at a, um, a political event.
I say a political event. I was asked to a comment and to pray at one of our cities here in the area, um, at the invite of the mayor to, um, praying to make a comment.
And what was amazing to me was how many people came up to me.
Uh, they just so happened to be every one of them happened to be Catholics who came up to me and said and I didn’t know who they were.
Pastor Jack, I’ve been watching your podcast And that caused me to watch your 3 part series on your Sunday morning message, sermon, on what are the coming signs of the antichrist And I’ve been born and raised Catholic, and we don’t even read the book of Revelation.
We don’t we we’re not even in fact, we’re told to stay out of the book of Revelation.
Which is, oh my gosh, satanic.
Book of Revelation says you’re supposed to read it yourself and hear it read by others.
And the book of Revelation of itself says do not seal up the prophecies of this book but proclaim them.
And it’s a tragedy. I’m not beaten up on Catholics. I love Catholics.
In fact, uh, the church that I pastor It’s gotta be 75% either Catholic or former Catholic in con in in in a congregation because they’ve simply fallen in love with the word of god, the Bible.
And so, um, we’re gonna do things a little bit different in this particular segment of end time installment events.
Uh, but before we do that, let let me say this.
Some of the comments that we’ve received from people, I can’t take the time to entertain them. They’re good questions.
But please hear me. Um, you’re asking, for example, can you dig deeper on or give more information on the post tribulation rep review.
I’ve said enough about it. Why don’t you study it and find out for yourself?
The same question is being asked for mid trip. Somebody just stuck me on Sunday.
Can you explain to me the mid trip position.
I did on a Sunday, uh, during services and 15 minutes later, the person still didn’t get There’s nothing I can do about that, uh, except for you to be, uh, provoked to go study deeper.
Uh, I wanna spare you guys a lot of grief. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again.
It is an epic book. In fact, um, it’s in it’s it’s in my leather bag by by doctor John Woolford.
It’s the book you wanna get because, uh, John Walvred in this book It’s it’s a decent publication.
It’s in-depth, small print.
Doctor John Woolverd wrote this book The rapture question, revised and enlarged edition.
And doctor John Woolver wrote this and response to the questions that you and I are going through.
This is epic. Why? Because even those who are full for example, pre wrath or mid or post tribulationist.
Uh, he argues all the views from their position. And I believe It was Marvin Rosenthal.
I could be wrong on that, but I think, uh, post tribulationist Marvin Rosenthal even commented that John Wolffred argues the post tribulation rapture view better than any post tribulationist does.
But make no mistake about it. Doctor John Wolfford is a a pre tribulationist, and he’ll tell you why.
Many of you’ve asked the questions. What’s with the 7 years. You keep saying it’s all about Israel.
Read this book. Um, so encourage you to get this. I don’t know where you get it.
Get it wherever it’s cheap. Or they say jackibs.com.
Jackibs.com or wherever you can get it cheaper. So anyway, Uh, here we go.
Listen, look, we’re gonna dive in with with the questions, and then we’ll see how this goes.
Um, and we’re just gonna start calling this, um, our mail bag. Uh, or mail call. Okay?
So question number 1 from last week is, um, please, will you explain this?
Who are the 10 virgins waiting for the return of the bridegroom. Okay.
First of all, uh, Jesus gave that parable and he said he he couched it in very important. Listen.
He couched it in the context of the region of Galilee.
He was in Galilee when he taught it. This this is a this is really important.
He taught it while he was in Galilee. That’s Northern Israel.
He taught it because the Galileans would have understood what he was talking about.
He taught it to the Galileans in the Galilean region because He pointed out to them the practice of a Galilean engagement and a Galilean wedding.
That is really important. I might wanna recommend to you watching the documentary on Amazon Prime titled before the wrath.
Uh, look, I I know the producer. I think it’s a bad title. The title’s dumb.
Uh, but it should have just said, um, you know, before before the second coming or something.
It talks about a Galloway wedding.
That’s key, and it deals with beautifully the 10 virgins and having oil ready.
So listen to answer your question, um, you ask, is it is it the church? Is this the church?
Are the 5 wise, those who are, uh, truly trying to keep god’s commandments and walk his walk.
Are the 5, uh, of those who claimed to Jesus, but are the other 5 those who claimed to believe in Jesus but live in sin.
Um it’s this. Jesus is simply teaching that he’s gonna go away and all the Galileians would have said, we understand how that works.
When you when you get engaged here in Galilee, the bridegroom goes away and he prepares on top of the house.
That’s how they do it. They’re still to this day, many places.
On top of the home, uh, your new home for your bride.
So you build on your father’s house, and that’s the way they do it. House top. House top. House top.
And, um, so he’s gonna go away. He’s gonna prepare a place for them.
And when that when it’s ready, by the way, the father is the one who tells the son your your uh building’s complete.
Looks great, son. Go get her.
Then the father who communicates that to the son, remember Jesus said nobody knows the time of my coming, uh, and nobody the angels don’t know.
I don’t know. Only my father knows. All the galileans went and went. Wow. That’s awesome.
That’s just how that’s that’s exactly how we do weddings.
Um, now Jesus is in heaven, uh, resurrected And does he know? I don’t think he knows.
I think he chooses not to know. I just think he chooses not to know.
He’s gonna hear his father say it’s time to go get her.
When he comes, he’s coming for those who are waiting. How do you know?
Because he says throughout the entire four gospels and the epistles of the apostles stress that we need to be waiting because we don’t know when, imminency.
Emminency. Boy, I’m shocked at how many people they imminently commented.
I disagree with the doctrine of imminency. That’s your problem. It’s in the Bible.
So I don’t care. Uh, he’s gonna come back in an hour that you’re not thinking.
You don’t know the day or the hour.
But he said, concerning the times and the seasons, that’s a general comment.
Those who are walking in the light will have a general feel. Wow.
The war’s gotta be coming back soon. So the virgins were waiting.
They’re waiting for what? They’re waiting for the but is known as or described as the midnight call.
Uh, meaning midnight symbolically meaning, it could come at any time.
When you’re least expected, you’re supposed sleeping at midnight. Well, the parable is a parable to communicate truth.
That doesn’t mean the virgins that, uh, the the that had oil all all of the all the five that had oil didn’t go to sleep.
You sleep. You work. You eat. You do your life.
But, um, the issue is, are you full of the Holy Spirit?
Are you obeying the scripture and are you ready?
And when the announcement goes out, will you will you make it so that your follow-up or your next question is is it the church?
Who is that? It’s not the church.
Although the principle applies for all of us to be ready, that applies to every uh, age of living believers to be ready.
Yeah. The Old Testament saints were to be ready to die by trusting in the god of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.
The church age saints are to be ready for his appearing.
And if we die before his appearing, we die ready. Makes sense?
During the tribulation period, the tribulation saints need to be ready to either die for their faith in Christ or for the remnant, they’ll survive and live into the millennium.
The point is this. The 10 are invited to the wedding, which answers one of the questions, by the way, is is the church invited to the wedding?
The answer is no. The church is not invited to the wedding.
The church, the believers, true the the church age saints are not invited to the wedding.
I always love saying that because it gives people what?
The church is the wedding. The church is not invited to the wedding.
There is no wedding without the church and the groom. Who’s invited? People like this.
The Old Testament saints are invited. Uh, the tribulation saints are invited. Uh, the listen.
At this at the end of the second coming, I but this is my opinion.
This is my opinion. I right now, this is my opinion. Everything else I’ve told you is biblically sound.
I speculate right now. When I look at Isaiah 26, versus 19 to 21.
When I look at the things of the Galilee and wedding, When I see what’s happening during the tribulation period, I understand that the church is taken up into heaven and at some point after that, we don’t know when the tribulation period begins I believe in Isaiah 26, 19 to 21, when he says come up here and hide yourself as it were in the chambers.
Those are wedding chambers in the chambers for a little while. Isn’t that amazing? This is Isaiah 26.
He’s he’s gonna say to his people. Now remember, if you’re trusting Christ, you’re you’re his people.
And if you’re Jewish and you trust Christ as lord as yashua Hamashia, that’s that’s you too.
He says come up here.
Oh, and by the way, your dead shall live together with my dead body. Shall they arise?
So come my people enter into the chambers.
Hide yourself for just a little moment while I pour out my indignation upon the earth.
We mentioned that last time that’s where he gets his robes splattered in blood.
The lord will go and fight for Israel as he fought in the day of battle, it says.
Notice He’s not gonna come back to earth during the tribulation period and fight for the church.
He’s fighting for Israel. Where are we? We’re in our wedding chamber. What are we doing?
I think we are preparing for the last few moments before the wedding.
I believe that our wedding takes place some moment sometime after the um the tribulation saints that die are resurrected because I believe that they attend the wedding.
They attend. They’re invited. I hope that answers your questions. Again, Doctor John Walvery would uh, comment more on that.
Um, does the tribulation start at the signing of the treaty spoken up by Daniel with the Antichrist in Israel, uh, or is it the rapture of the church?
The tribulation period does not begin with the rapture of the church.
It does not. The we just know this.
It’s the signing of the treaty in Daniel Nine. That commences, uh, the tribulation period.
Now let me say this because it gets a little foggy, and I know it’s it’s it’s Kinda contradictory what I’m saying a bit.
Because you and I think on a timeline that is linear, we like things nice and neat.
I wanna see this and this and this in a box and it’s clear and it’s clean.
Let me put it in a general general You know what I’m trying to say? Generality is this way.
Right now, we’re living. The church, we’re being used by the Holy Spirit to restrain evil in the world, It’s the spirit of god’s power through us, 2nd thessalonians 2, doing that.
But when he steps aside and he deposits, it’s a deposits us in the hands of Jesus, that is called the rapture.
2nd thessalonian, 1st thessalonians, uh, chapter 4, you know this. And John 14, you already know this.
That the the day of the day of Christ has happened.
The day of Christ triggers the day of the lord. But we don’t know.
Is it 5 minutes after the day of the lord begins that the Antichrist is seen on CNN?
Or Fox or Worldwide news broadcast. We don’t know.
I I personally believe that the intrigue of the end times is it’s a fact that he rises out of the ancient Roman empire that’s the remnant of it, the 10 toes, then he he may be somebody that we don’t know, but we start to see a European based leadership that starts to take dominance.
Uh, as a church, we could see that.
Could we see the implementation of the, uh, cashless system? We could see that.
Uh, we could see even implantable or or data chips or stuff.
We could see that. It doesn’t mean the tribulation has begun. Doesn’t mean the antichrist doesn’t mean anything.
It means we’re just deeper into the last days.
But this, we know that the church must be gone because the 7 years is god dealing with Israel and and remember an unbelieving world.
Number 2, he will preserve the remnant Israel.
And you will also promise and guarantee to deliver the believers who die in faith during the tribulation period.
To come in to come into, uh, to heaven, to enter his presence.
Uh, be be faithful and to death, was a word and it’s still viable today for the last 2000 years.
Be faithful and to death, and I’ll give you the crown of life Jesus said.
That’s true for all believers of all age. Of all the ages. But having said that, listen.
Um, the Antichrist when he apparently according to the book of Daniel and Matthew 24 beginning at around verse 15.
When the Antichrist signs the treaty, it appears that the 7 year treaty, Daniel 9 24 to 27 is also, uh, maybe under, like, page 9 as they go through the treaty.
I mean, I’m being silly, but I’m not.
It might be, hey, right here on page 9, sign the treaty, everybody.
And, oh, by the way, right here on page 9, sign right here.
Because this this is the building permit for the temple in Jerusalem.
How do we know that?
Well, we know this that Israel’s gonna want that temple. They’re talking about it now.
But we know this.
At the midpoint, 1260 days from the signing of the treaty, 1260 days, the bible says, 42 months, other translations reference it or three and a half years.
At that point, The Antichrist stands in the temple and declares himself to be god.
That triggers the last three and a half years of the true relation period, which is an extremely, uh, horrific time.
So the church could be raptured today.
The signing of the peace treaty could take place next week, next year, 3 years from now, 10 years from now.
We don’t know. But we do know that the signing or the revelation of the antichrist in signing the 7 year tribulation period is graphically, uh, referenced in Daniel chapter 9 and Matthew 24.
So that’s very, very important. It’s a great question, by the way. Final one is this.
And, um, it says that Hi, Pastor Jack. Uh, I’ve got a question.
I was hoping you could help me with this.
If a person believes on or I I guess you’re saying in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ for their salvation.
Yes. During the tribulation period, that means they’re tribulation saints, not church age saints.
I assume then they’ll become a tribulation saint. You assume correct.
What happens though if they then take the mark of the beast, they won’t? They will not.
Uh, why? Because there’s their profound contradictory, their contradiction there.
The Bible says all those whose names were not written in the book of life received the mark of the beast.
So your question is a contradiction that can’t happen.
They’ll they will accept Christ during the tribulation period, they will most likely die for their faith in Jesus.
Death of some means. Some will be beheaded. Some will starve to death.
Some will die of natural causes. Some will die because they might have cancer.
Some will die because they get hit by a truck or somebody punches them out because they’re witnessing during the tribulation period.
It doesn’t matter. The point is they will not receive the mark.
No believer will receive the mark of the beast. It’s impossible. Do they forfeit their salvation? No.
Uh, they die for their salvation. They die for Christ.
So in the church age, It’s once saved, always saved.
Uh, but is that the case during the tribulation period? Can I just rephrase your question?
Because the ones phrase to always I mean, one saved always saved is like red meat to people in a debate.
Let’s let’s make it really clear. Once born again, forever born again.
The question is, are you born again?
Let’s not talk about one saved always saved because that’s that is a, uh, subjective response.
Well, I think he was saved. My friend was saved. I got a friend. He went to the crusade.
He went to church. He raised his hand. I don’t care anything about that stuff. That stuff’s junk. Listen.
There’s a lot of people who believe.
There’s a lot of people who attend every single church you believe, but they’re not saved.
They believe like the demons do, like Satan does, but they’re not saved.
Their belief never took them to the place of faith in Christ. Very important.
The question should be asked. If you’re born again, uh, are you always born again?
And the answer from scriptures and overwhelming. Yes. Um, but is this the case during the tribulation period?
Multi part and conditional salvation. No. No such thing. New rules requirements for Salvation. Question mark, they have.
No. Not at all. It’s always as it was with Adam and Eve.
All the way through to the last person during the trip to the last person making a decision for Christ during the millennial age.
It’s faith in Christ. No works. Um, who are the guest, uh, at the wedding?
Uh, if it’s not us, and I thought I answered that old testament saints, I I I I did the Old Testament saints, tribulation saints.
Um, so those are great questions. Listen. Uh, we’ve been into this 22 minutes.
I hate the shortness of these things, but I hope these are helping you.
And, um, again, I’m a big fan of johnwoldridge.com, johnwoldridge.com, I’m a big fan of, um, his book.
Uh, it it they changed this the publisher changed this title.
It used to be called uh 1000 prophecies of the Bible.
They changed it to the the prophecy I think it’s called the prophecy knowledge handbook, I think, by doctor John Walvert.
It’s only about this thick. Don’t let that fool you.
It’s a it’s a reference book of every book and chapter of the Bible. What prophetic content is there?
Overwhelming. Every Christian should have that book.
And again, I don’t know where to get it, but get it cheap somewhere.
Uh, the prophecy knowledge handbook by Doctor John Woolverd. It’s a Christian classic.
You if you’re if you’re, uh, pre post or all millennial or if you’re pre post or, uh, um, uh, tribulationist you’ll appreciate it greatly.
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