Q. It seemed to me that the Mahdi had been sighted in Egypt during the riots. Some referred to it as the pale rider of the apocalypse, but I believe it was a sighting of the Mahdi–whether real or contrived, I cannot say. There are many reports of interesting phenomenon appearing (lying signs and wonders?) in the times we are living in. I think something “big” is about to happen in the Middle East.
Q. How do you know that Ezekiel 29:8-16 is unfulfilled prophecy? If you read the notes down below in the NIV, it says the 40 yrs is hard to pinpoint and then goes on to explain why. It sounds to me like its already happened. Could you explain why you say unfulfilled?
Q. There’s a prophecy of the destruction of Tyre in Ezekiel 26:3-21. Has this prophecy been fulfilled or is there more coming?
Q. I have been reading several news articles this morning about how the situation in Egypt has serious implications for Israel. With pressure building on their northern borders with Hezbollah now there is a possibility of having an even greater foe forming on their southern border with much more advanced military capabilities. How does Egypt play into the upcoming events and what does the Word of God say concerning Egypt?
Q. I was reading Ezekiel 38 again and ran across the statement of Israel dwelling safely when Gog and Magog war begins. I thought that Israel returned to God during the war and that until they returned to Him they would not dwell safely.
Q. I have a question and would like you to answer it, please. I understood the Jews should not be entitled to Israel until they repent. Are they suppose to be occupying Israel now with unrepentence? Or did they not need to repent before they went back to occupy Israel?
Q. I am intrigued by a prophecy I’ve read some time ago and reread recently by (a famous evangelist from the 1950’s who has since died). I don’t know if you are familiar with it, but it talks about a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit on His people all over the world, the result of which is many people healed and delivered, after which the bride was ascending to the heavens (rapture). I would love to be part of that and through it seeing many more people added to the bride, so as them not having to go through the tribulation. What are your thoughts on this, please?
Q. In a recent article on the Book of Life you said only the church will be listed in the Lamb’s Book of Life, which is different from the original Book of Life. Won’t those who come to faith during the trib/great trib also be written in the Lambs Book of Life?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Our Lord gave us a pretty thorough overview of the End Times as they relate to Israel. It’s often called the Olivet Discourse because He was speaking to four of His disciples on the Mt. Of Olives. It was just a couple of days before He was arrested, and they asked Him about the End of the Age. Matthew’s account of His answer is in chapters 24-25. Mark’s is contained in chapter 13. Luke’s version is a little different in that it also includes a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. You’ll find it in his 21st chapter.
Q. I have always agreed with your interpretation of the Seal Judgments in Revelation, but lately I’m wondering if we may be seeing them opened, with what’s going on in the world as we read this. The rider on the white horse could be the rise of radical Islam, as it has all but taken over much of Europe, Asia, and Africa; the red horse, signifying war, is becoming apparent; the black horse, representing famine, is emerging with increasing global food shortages, riots, and starvation; the pale horse, signifying death by disease, is on the horizon, with the emergence of countless super-bugs, and plagues. But I ask myself: what of the Rapture? Is it possible that we may have misinterpreted scripture? I realize we could be just seeing a foretaste of what is to come, but I can’t help but wonder. I covet your thoughts, please.