Opportunity Vs. Mandate

Q.  Re: 1 Samuel 24:3 “And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where [was] a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.”  What does it mean to “cover his feet” and why would he not have heard David cutting off a piece of his skirt?

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Keeping The Law

Q.    I’m struggling with the idea that Jesus came to fulfill the law. What does this really mean? In terms of the Levitical law, how do we know what to follow and not follow? From what I understand, the law wasn’t abolished. As I’ve attempted to make sense of Jesus fulfilling the law, it has occurred to me that perhaps the Holy Spirit guides us in what to do concerning the law? Finally, it seems that as a people, we have arbitrarily picked which areas of Levitical law to follow? Thanks for your answer.

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The Adulterous Wife And The Virgin Bride

Q.   At The Rapture, the living as well as the dead in Christ will be raised – the dead in Christ have been with Him since they were absent from their bodies, will they also be a part of The Bride?  And, because all children under the age of accountability will also be Raptured, will these children also be a part of The Bride?   Jesus’ references to a wedding feast and the wedding guests – there is definitely a distinction between the Bride and Groom and the wedding guests. Who are the wedding guests?  In The Old Testament God speaks of Israel as His wife – how does this differ from Jesus and His Bride?

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Q. I was taught growing up what I now know to be Amillenialism, and of course we were never taught any of the prophetic books and the Book of Revelation, etc.  Lately,  I have been on what seems to be the most adventurous path I have ever taken in life, in discovering the nature of prophecy and the end times from (several leading evangelical scholars).  As you can imagine this really opened my eyes to a whole new world of things.  I was really excited about it until I received information from a member of (my denomination) that challenged these beliefs.  Now I honestly do not know what to believe and I feel like just giving up on trying to understand these sections of scripture. Can you help?

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The Temple, The Throne, And The River

Q. I enjoyed your article – “Thy Kingdom Come”.  My question is regarding Rev 22 and Ezekiel 47. The river is flowing from the throne in Rev 22 and from the temple or the house in Ezekiel 47.  If there is no temple in the New Jerusalem (because God is) but the river flows out of the midst of it – does that mean the river in Rev 22 is not in the New Jerusalem? Will there be a temple in the Jerusalem on earth that the river flows from?  I was thinking that the River of Life was in the heavenly city? Maybe I was wrong on that. Could you help clarify that for me?

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Every Eye Will See Him

Q. In Matthew 26:64 Jesus answers the high priest,”…Hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Jesus is obviously referring to His second coming after the Great Tribulation and before the millennium. How can the high priest see Him coming in the clouds of heaven if unbelievers are not resurrected until after the millennium?

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Merry Christmas!

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth” (Micah 5:2,4).

May your heart be filled with the joy of the Lord today as you celebrate His birth.

Jack and Samantha Kelley

Understanding Isaiah 53:4-5

Q. Isaiah 53:5 has been one of my favorite scriptures for a while now, with it’s promises of healing prophesied long before Jesus physically took all of our sins, sicknesses, sorrows, etc. on the cross. But obviously there is more than just physical healing mentioned. In fact, the verse basically summarizes the entire gospel in advance. My question is this. What is the difference between transgression and iniquity? It seems pretty clear that both are sin, but I also know that the Hebrew language isn’t cluttered with words that have identical meanings, and that Hebrew words tend to be rather specific and yet thorough in their meaning. Continue reading…

Rapture Or 2nd Coming

Q.. Thank you for your teaching and ministry, Mr. Kelley. Does Matthew 24:44 “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” imply that the world will be calm at the time Jesus calls for His Bride – i.e. the rapture?  Will He call for us at a time of calm on the earth? Continue reading…

The Lineage Of Jesus

Q.  The question I have is this; family lineage was traced through the father, not the mother, if I am not mistaken. Since Joseph was not the biological father of Jesus, why is Jesus considered to be descended from the house of David? A friend of mine recently asked me this question, and I found that I did not have an answer. I think that I must be missing something, I just don’t know what it is. Thank you very much.

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