Confirming The Sequence Of End Times Events

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matt. 16:2-3)

So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matt. 24:15-16)

For then there will be great distress (Great Tribulation), unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. (Matt. 24:21)

When it comes to developing any kind of time line concerning the End Times, the watershed event has to be the Abomination that Causes Desolation. Why? Because from that time forward, the Bible gives a very clear sequence of events. Continue reading…

What’s My Role?

Q.   As a Jewish believer, how am I part of God’s plan? I know the full number of Gentiles has not come yet but I was only recently saved. I was just wondering what you thought about this as my heart grieves at times when I think of how my fellow Jewish people turn their backs to the Lord.

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Middle East Flames

A Feature Article by Jack Kelley

(For those of you who weren’t able to attend the Steeling The Mind conference in Denver on October 5th, here’s a written version of the presentation I gave there.)

Over the last few months I’ve wondered how much of what I’m about to say would still be prophecy by the time this conference started. But as of today it still is, so let’s begin.

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Questioning The Placement Of Ezekiel’s Battle

Q. Re: the Sequence of End Times Events.  You have said that the Rapture comes first, then the Battle of Gog and Magog,  then the 70th Week of Daniel, but why wouldn’t the 70th Week begin before the Battle of Gog and Magog and not after it?  Couldn’t Gog and Magog come with the red horse in Rev. 6 after the anti-Christ has brought a false peace to Earth?

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Is The Church Responsible?

Q.   I heard someone teach that it is the duty of the Bride of Christ to finance the return of the house of Israel to the homeland.  He goes so far as to say that “the blood of Israel is on our hands.”  In other words, if we as Christians do not help finance the return of Israel to the homeland, somehow we will be found with blood on our hands.

He is using the story of Ruth and Boaz to support his teaching.  He likens Ruth gleaning the four corners of the field and bringing the grain to lay in Naomi’s lap as the Bride of Christ financing the return of the dispersed Israelites from the four corners of the earth to the homeland.

From your studies, what exactly does scripture have to say on this issue?  Is the Body of Christ responsible for the return of the Jews to the homeland?

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Another Nephilim Question

Q.  This is a question which has been on my mind for years and is blocking my concentration on you article on The Nephilim. So here it is.  If Noah’s line was the only uncontaminated line left on earth before the flood, where did the wives of the sons  of Noah come from? Why weren’t they contaminated, too?

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Those Who Say They Are Jews

Q. Rev 2:9: “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”

Rev 3:9:  “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.”

Concerning the “group calling themselves Jews, but are not Jews” or “the Synagogue of Satan”.  Do you have any thoughts on who, currently on the world stage, this may be?

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The Servant Songs Of The Messiah

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Coming as I do from a management background, I think of the following four passages as the Mission of the Messiah, the job He came to accomplish.  Theologians call them the Servant Songs of the Messiah, and they’re all from Isaiah, making them a terrific Old Testament witness to prophecy fulfilled in the Life of Jesus.

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Israel’s Coming Battles and The Rapture

Q. I used to believe that the Rapture would need to happen before either Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38 could occur.  My reasoning was that as long as America was both a super-power and Israel’s ally, no one would dare attack Israel (although it never stopped the Arabs in the past, I was thinking more along the lines of Russia and Iran). With our economy on precipice and the world no longer fearing us (watch the news), I’ve begun to think that the Rapture would not be necessary to weaken America sufficiently to encourage Israel’s enemies to attack.  And having just read your article about the Restrainer, the sad thought that the Rapture might not occur until after the battles of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 entered my mind.

Since Paul stated that the Restrainer (Holy Spirit) will be removed at the “proper time” to reveal the anti-Christ, wouldn’t that suggest that the Restrainer would be removed just before the opening of the first seal rather than at an earlier point in time (e.g. before either Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38)?

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It Hinges Upon The Meaning Of One Little Word

Q. I have a question about Revelation 3:10, I understand post trib rapture believers say that Revelation 3:10 implies protection while through but not removal from the tribulation. Pre-tribbers claim the word “from” in the Greek [ek] means “out of.” Therefore, we claim we will be physically kept “out of” the tribulation.  Post-tribbers claim that the meaning of “ek” would more accurately be translated “out from among,” or “out of the midst of.” They say this is how it is defined in the Greek lexicons. In Rev. 3:10, the object is the tribulation. In order to come “out from among” the tribulation you must first be IN the tribulation.

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