Q. First of all, thank you so much for your ministry. My question is pertaining to Matthew 24. I believe as you do that this chapter is addressed to Israel and regards the 70th week of Daniel. I’m a bit confused about verses 40 – 42. It sounds rapture like in its description of two together and one taken but according to verse 29 it happens after the tribulation. Is this part of the gathering that the angels do in verse 31 or is it something altogether different?
Q. On June 7th 1967 the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, was unified again and the Jews gained their political government back. Did that in fact start the stopwatch on the End Times?? I’m referring to Luke 21:32.
Q. I can’t find any satisfactory explanation of Revelation 12 – where Jesus is seemingly born in the middle of the tribulation. So apparently it’s not a linear book.. What does this story of the woman and the dragon have to do with the larger teaching of Revelation?
Q. Reading 1Thessalonians 5:3, speaking about “peace and safety, then sudden destruction will come upon them”…etc.It gives me the impression that this could take place between the period of the rapture and the treaty being signed. Can this be the case? I can imagine the world being in chaos and rampant violence every where, or is this scripture only related to Israel?
Q. I know China and the kings of the east are not under his authority for they gather an army of 200 million men to attack the anti-Christ. Does God use them for his purpose to destroy the AC, or will God also eliminate this Army?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. (2 Peter 3:1-2)
Peter wrote this letter, his final one, around 65 AD. He was probably in Rome at the time, since he was crucified in 68, though he may have still been in Babylon, where he’d written letter number one five years earlier.
His purpose in writing was three-fold: to stimulate spiritual growth among Christians, to combat the false teaching that was coming into the Church, and to emphasize the certainty of the Lord’s return. We’ll focus on this third purpose, which Peter addressed in chapter 3.
Q. “Why are there so many symbols used in the Book of Revelation? For example the woman representing Israel being chased by the dragon (Satan) after the Man-child (Jesus) was caught up to heaven. If the Book of Revelation consists of revelations of Jesus Christ, wouldn’t it be more straightforward to describe events or things to come without the use of symbols or figures of speech?”
I asked this question because quite a few of my friends who are believers are put off from delving more into the Book of Revelation because of the abundance of symbols and imagery which makes the book hard to digest and understand.
Q. Can you please explain in depth what Pharmakeia means? Is it really the use of medicine? What was Pharmakeia in Biblical times, what is Pharmakeia in modern times?
Q. You have stated that the opening of the 2nd Seal will be characterized by major wars breaking out in various places. If these wars are associated with the 2nd seal, that would mean they will occur after Ezk. 38. So who do you think they will involve, where might they be fought, and what might be the reasons for these conflicts? Do you think they will involve only Israel? With the Rapture having already occurred causing a considerable weakening of America’s defenses, wouldn’t you think this would be a time when Russia might launch an attack on us? Especially with our recent worsening relationship with them?
Q. Are there any observable earthly signs associated with each of the Seals as Christ opens them? If we are still here, for example, will one be able to say, “Oops!! There went Seal Number 3.” Also when, among the six Seals, do you believe the Rapture will occur?