Q. The way I understand it thus far is for 490 years the Jews did not give their land a Sabbath year of rest so that was 70 years they owed God for the land Sabbaths. They went into exile to Babylon and that paid that debt. Daniel 9 speaks of six things they must square away for the 490 years that are determined for them. 69 weeks of years were fulfilled and the 70th week of years is coming up after the Church Age, what we nick name the 7 Year Tribulation Period. What is it that makes the 490 years still on the clock for them since they served the 70 years for the land Sabbaths in exile already?
Q. Christ told us, in Matthew 24:8, “All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Many teachers use this to say that the things discussed, i.e. earthquakes, wars, etc, will increase in frequency and intensity as birth pains do. But none seem to touch on the idea that if these are birth pains, what is going to be born?
Q. Thanks for all you do in the name of our Lord. My question is about prayer furnaces. Pastors these days are saying that the prayer furnaces are mainly important because they will usher back the return of Christ. I haven’t seen anywhere in the Bible where this is true. Am I missing something?
Q. I was discussing the rapture with some other guys. One of them said that (regarding 1 Thes. 4) there’s a shout and a trumpet, so how could the rapture be secret if there’s such a big fanfare right before it happens? Second, they said that John 14:2-3 could just as easily mean that we come back to earth to the New Creation in Rev. 21. It seems to me that there is a bunch of stuff being skipped over for that interpretation to work. Your thoughts?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
He will confirm the covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (Daniel 9:27)
Q. Concerning the locusts in Revelation 9:4: “They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.”(NIV) Does this instruction to the locusts only apply to the 144,000 from the twelve tribes of Israel who receive the mark on their foreheads in Chapter 7? And does God still seal the new believers after the Rapture?
Q. Thank you so much for your insight. I’m very happy to have your website. Does the church age end with the rapture of the church? If so, then the 7 churches in Rev 2-3 would not go into the 70th week of Daniel. How could Laodicea be the post rapture church if there is no church after the rapture?
Q. I have a question about the Ezekiel 38-39 war. This is a little confusing. The Lord intervenes on behalf of His land and His people and they realize His intervention has kept them from being destroyed and yet go on to build the temple. It appears that even the nations recognize that the Lord’s intervention has spared Israel, but they still do not recognize Jesus as their Messiah. Is that correct? Will the rapture take place before this war? If it does, we are closer than most think.
Q. May God bless you for providing this incredible web site. My question is in regards to Israel and Iran’s upcoming conflict that everyone is speculating on. If and when Israel strikes Iran, there are going to be numerous friends asking me where this fits into bible prophecy and what will happen next. I see the attack as inevitable unless God shuffles the deck of cards and changes everything and propels things into a new direction. The only thing I can think of is this will put a hook into Russia’s jaw and bring about Ezekiel 38 and 39. Do you have any other thoughts on this? I want to prepare myself with possible answers.
Q. A group of us have made it a habit to meet regularly due to our love of Christ and interest in the end times. However, I have some concerns about the majority expectation that we will receive a latter blessing which surpasses the miracles Christ did (how does one surpass bringing someone back to life?!). My interpretation of Joel and other passages leads me to believe this blessing will accompany Christ’s return to earth at the millennium. My friends think we are expecting this blessing any minute for the true church and that we will be responsible for converting thousands to Christ in the end times.