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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Help! My Relationship Does Not Honor The Lord

Q. I am saved and love the Lord and want so badly to honor him but I am in a relationship that does not honor the Lord.  Many times, way too many to count I have tried to end the relationship. And I confess the sin desiring to make my relationship right with God.  I hate that I am caught up in this relationship and my life is truly miserable because of it. I haven’t been able to free myself from it and I feel like a total failure before the Lord. I hate what my life has become; the sin entanglement is sucking the life out of me.  Why can’t I muster the courage to end it once and for all?   What hope do I have? Continue reading…

Who Were The Watchers?

Q. Re: Fallen Angels.  Who were the Watchers?  What/who did they watch?  Who assigned them that function?  What was their purpose? Continue reading…

Asking Sincerely

Q.  In some of your replies you say a person must ask sincerely for salvation.  How can people not be sincere when they ask for salvation?

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