A Covenant With Death

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem. You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the grave we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”

So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.

I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it. (Isaiah 28:14-18)

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How Will The First Martyrs Know?

Q. In Rev 6:9 we see all of those martyrs under the altar in Heaven. I had always thought that since the Church will be raptured prior to the start of the 70th week, they will come to Christ through the witnessing of the 144,000. I noticed tonight, however, that the 144,000 aren’t even mentioned until chapter 7, a whole chapter later. If this is the case, how do people learn/hear about Jesus between the rapture and Rev. 6:9?

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What Is God’s Wrath?

Q. In the book of Thessalonians in chapter 1:10 and 5:9 we see scripture that says clearly we are not appointed to wrath. However, how can we be certain that the wrath mentioned doesn’t mean eternal punishment from God? I appreciate your thoughts as always.

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Is This The Treaty Of Daniel 9?

Q. I have been wondering for some time now if the peace treaty that is being negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians now, could possibly be the treaty called for in Daniel 9:27.  Is there a chance that this peace treaty and the one in Daniel 9:27 are one in the same?

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Help! End Times Prophecy Scares Me

Q. I will admit I haven’t read the entire Bible and do not go to church, but I have a strong faith in the Lord and his wonderful work. I was directed to your site by a friend, and am a little worried about everything related to “the end times”.  I read your  book, “7 Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy” and I am pretty terrified now. I am hoping someone can give me some peace of mind and maybe tell me I read something wrong. I am afraid of the terrible things that will happen with the weather, disease, starvation, etc. It sounds like things are going to get so incredibly terrible in this world and we may suffer great death and endure torture before the Lord will come. Is this true? Can you tell me something to educate me further? Thank you for your help!

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The Pre-Trib Rapture In Isaiah

Q.  I don’t read the Bible often but I try to when I have some peace time. This verse really stood out to me: Isaiah 26: 19-20. Is this, in your opinion, the means by which the rapture will take place? Are these verses to be interpreted with literal meaning and common sense of they’re connotation, in that, the dead will raise and walk the earth?

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End Times According to Daniel. Follow Up

Q.  In your study on The End Times According to Daniel (part 3), you state “With verse 36 we’ve shifted from history to prophecy”.   You never state why you assume this is now in the future.  Have you considered that possibly the king being spoken of is Herod the Great?  He certainly fits the bill and then the history (history to us, future to Daniel) can just continue with astounding accuracy.

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Nukes Before The Rapture?

Q.  I was wondering if you think nuclear weapons are mentioned in the Bible? I’m thinking about 1 Thessalonians 5:3 or Zechariah 14:12. I’m especially concerned for Israel as Iran moves ahead on it’s nuclear program with the blessings of the U.S and other countries. Do you think that Iran will be successful in launching a nuclear attack on Israel or any other country before the Rapture of the Church occurs?

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Does The Lord Build The Coming Temple?

Q. I have a question. Zechariah 6: 12-13 says that The “Branch” or The “Messiah” will build the temple again. How does this work because during the tribulation the anti-Christ will sit in the temple and cause the abomination of desolation? If The Lord is already here then how does this work?

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