By Nathan Jones
As Web Minister for Lamb & Lion Ministries, I get to reach out through the Internet to people all over the world. What a great opportunity to share with them the saving news of Jesus Christ and the hope-filled message of His soon return. I feel greatly blessed to be able to serve the Lord in this capacity!
My virtual pulpit in getting the message out has been primarily through our ministry's website at lamblion.com. Also, we have other online venues such as "The Christ in Prophecy Journal" blog at lamblion.us. It exists to give a daily dose of Bible prophecy, where each article is enhanced by the various ideas and opinions of those who add their comments. I also interact on our "Christ in Prophecy" Facebook group at lamblion.com/facebook/, where over 1,000 people contribute articles, ideas and discussions concerning the soon return of Jesus Christ.
Our ministry has had a number of requests that we begin tweeting through Twitter as well. Should enough interest be shown and we get some followers, Twitter would be a unique avenue for alerting people about current events fulfilling Bible prophecies. Anything else and I doubt anyone would be interested in tweets on what Dr. Reagan or I had for breakfast. (Did I only have OJ? So boring I forgot.)
This Web Minister's primary ministry function is answering the many questions concerning Bible prophecy that come in through all of our various electronic venues. The main avenue of question submission comes by email.
I get sent some really thought provoking questions and just love the questions that I get. And, sometimes I get some very "interesting" questions, if you know what I mean. For those of you who would be interested in reading some of the more "interesting" questions, continue on below.
While I go through these, think of how you would answer them. (Now, if any of you wrote in with these particular questions, I apologize ahead of time!)
1) "Will getting the vaccine for the swine flu cause me to become demon possessed?"
I answered, "Yes, it will!" No, not really, but it was tempting. If you need an answer — no, it will not. Jesus might have cast the legion of demons into the pigs (Mk. 5:1-20; Lk. 8:26-31), but a little deviled ham, or in this case a flu named after swine, will not cause one to become demon possessed. Not being saved and so indwelt by the Holy Spirit while opening oneself up to satanic influences are what opens the door to evil spirits entering one's life.
2) "Is Obama the Antichrist? After all his name can be found in the Bible."
What?! Supposedly if you mess around with the Hebrew words that sound like Barack and Obama, then yes, his name is in there (more info). But, no, I don't really think that Obama is the Antichrist. He could maybe become one of the 10 kings who give their kingdoms to the Antichrist one day, but he does not qualify as the Antichrist for a number of reasons, specifically his origins.
3) "You are always saying this is the season of the Lord's return, but you never tell us what season it is. Is it Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer?"
Using the word "season" to explain the timing of the Lord's return just means the age or the time period it will be in. I wish I knew which calendar season and even the day of His return, but I don't, and can't tell you what season it will be in. I like summer though.
4) "Will my cat be raptured to Heaven with me?"
Admit it, half of you reading this believe that your pets will be raptured to Heaven. It is a sensitive subject and I have made enemies for saying, "I just can't see fluffy flying paws extended through the sky." But, I've been known to be wrong. I know half of you are going to send me hate mail for even suggesting such a thing, but I am ready for you (see Pets in Heaven? 3 Views: No).
5) "Will Iran drop an EMP bomb and wipe out all the electricity in the US? I don't want to miss you show 'Christ in Prophecy.'"
Isn't that great?! Our ministry needs more people like that. The refrigerator is out, they have no power, but they are worried about missing the show. That is a true fan!
I'll save the final "interesting" email question for my next writing. I hope you enjoyed this break from the serious side of Bible prophecy, and it answers the question "What exactly does Nathan do all day long?"
Keep those questions coming!