Posted May 24th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I am wondering … what else has to happen before the Lord returns? I waffled back and forth between pre and mid for many years and now that I feel like I have a solid belief in pre-trib, I am wondering what prophecies still need to be fulfilled, if any. My daughter keeps mentioning something about a red heifer, but I am not sure where that comes into play.
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Posted April 26th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Regarding the question about what did Christ do on earth during the time between his Resurrection and Pentecost. I’m surprised that you didn’t mention that there are 50 days between the Jewish Feast of the First-fruits, and the Feast of Pentecost. Jesus was on earth for 40 days after His resurrection. 10 days after His Ascension was Pentecost. This was the fulfillment of those feasts. Read Post »
Posted April 16th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I just can’t seem to get enough of your website. I have learned more in the last few days than I have in the last few years! Blessings upon blessings to you for sharing your wisdom!!
One thing I am wondering is… Why is there 10 days between the ascension of Yeshua and His giving of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost? Numbers are always significant and so I am wondering what this means or is symbolic of? Why didn’t he send the Holy Spirit right away? Thanks!! Read Post »
Posted March 15th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I just read an article in the Jerusalem Post that quotes a 13th century Rabbi saying that Esther’s son was named Darius.
I am not real familiar with the exact period of time that Ester lived and affected the life of the Persian King but I believe it was during the time of the Babylonian exile. Is it possible that this Darius is the same king that gave the order to rebuild the Temple? Read Post »
Posted March 10th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Thanks so much for your web site, it has been a blessing. Once again, here is another thought about the timing of our Christ being crucified. I’ve read a lot of the articles, and they all make good sense, however I never seen in any of them a couple of scriptures that are very important.
Some suppose it was Good Friday, you say Thursday is the only day, while others say Wednesday. The gospel accounts all added together give us the clearest picture of all, setting aside Jewish traditions. Some say you must account for the traditions, I say the Holy Bible alone will give you the answers. Studying the Gospels, in conjunction with the old testament, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday that He went into the temple for the first day of inspection. Therefore the three day inspection ended on Tuesday. Read Post »
Posted March 8th, 2009 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I found your web site this week and it has been a blessing. While some of what I have read I am still digesting” other things I agree with you about.
There is one thing that I disagree with you based on three articles I have read over the past couple of years that seem to have the mathematical evidence for Yeshua being born at Succot rather than Rosh Hashanah as you stated in “Tis The Season”. Read Post »
Posted December 15th, 2008 in Holidays and Holy Days
Commentary by Jack Kelley
(This article was originally published in November of 2005 when the controversy over the Christmas season was first heating up. It’s even more relevant today. I’ve expanded and updated it for this holiday season.)
For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.” (Jeremiah 10:3-4)
A friend once observed that when you see the Christmas decorations begin to go up on Main Street, you know that Thanksgiving must be near. That’s because in the US, Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the Christmas season. Special school programs, parties, shopping, all the things Christmas has become these days begin in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving. Read Post »
Posted October 19th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. The leader of a Bible study I attend group is a Messianic Jew. He said the early church for the first 300 years celebrated the feasts of Israel. I have been around a few Messianic Jews and know that they do continue to celebrate the feasts. My question is – when Paul penned the Galatian Epistle and talked about the keeping of the Mosaic Law vs. Faith in Christ – was he also including the feasts?
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Posted April 25th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
I recently read your article on “The Passover: History and Prophecy”. I stumbled upon the part where you wrote about Jesus having the last Supper, or Passover meal, and where you claim to say he stopped at the third cup, the cup of redemption. Can you help me understand this?
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Posted April 23rd, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Why does it sound like Jesus and the disciples are celebrating Passover on the first day of the Feast of Unleaven which begins the day after passover? I am confused about the time line of when Jesus and his disciples ate the Passover meal, and when Jesus was crucified. The Gospel accounts seem to contradict themselves.
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