Q. I have a question about Hebrews 11:23. When the parents of Moses “saw that he was beautiful” – does this mean something other than he was just too good looking to kill? Did they recognize him as the deliverer? Were they commended for their faith simply because they had the faith to disobey the edict and save their son, or does the word “beautiful” translate into something else? I’ve always wondered about this. I like what you’ve said about going back to the original language and looking for meanings.
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. The virgin shall be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).
Q. My jaw just dropped while reading your understanding of Jairus’ daughter and the sick woman. I never noticed the symbolism! I have a question about it. I would like your thoughts on the number 12 that is so prominent here. Woman with an issue of blood 12 yrs – 12 year old daughter. I read somewhere that 12 is the number for government. Is the number 12 in this case representative of the 12 tribes (Israel) and the 12 apostles (church)?
Q. Re: The Sick Woman And The Dead Girl. I was taught that this is a type of God’s work with Israel and the Church. But I didn’t quite grasp it. Can you expound upon this?
Q. I have recently come across mention of “The Samson Option”. Would such action even be possible in light of prophecy? I can’t imagine it would, given that the inevitable outcome appears to be the complete destruction of both Israel and whomever she would attack in such an operation.
Q. I recently ran across videos and articles by those who contend that the current resettling of Jews in Israel is not according to prophecy but is a political situation that is the sole cause of blood shed in the middle east region. They use Leviticus 26 verse 14 and up along with sections of chapter 27 to support this view. Please help me understand why the diaspora has ended and any verses that point to this promise. I can not believe that this return is without warrant from God.
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
In the time after their sin and expulsion from the Garden Adam and Eve must have felt incredible despair. They had experienced life both before and after the curse, the only ones to do so, and had first hand knowledge of the difference. And what a difference it was. Even the part of it we can relate to had to have been devastating.
Q. I know no one is accepted apart from Christ. How are the Jews that are not Messianic since His resurrection capable of any hope for salvation? I am talking about all of them, especially oven ashes, those that screamed in agony at the hands of the nazis, in earnest cries to Jehovah yet without Christ. They burn twice for their hardened hearts? I trust God and know His answer to this question is just and perfect. Nonetheless, I long for a greater understanding of how 2000 years’ worth of Jews could possible be condemned to hell due this hardening until the Gentiles have come in. Not that I cannot accept it, just that I do not know how it is possible that they burn in hell secondary to this seemingly supernatural hardening. Lately it is physically painful to me to contemplate that this is the reality of the post resurrection Jews’ fate. I hate it
Q. When the condition for the rapture to begin is met- the full number of Gentiles have come in. What about the Jews that are saved in this Church age? Why are they not mentioned, too? Isn’t there a full number of them, too?
Q. I wanted to get into the Jewish eschatological mind a bit and bought a book on the subject. In the section about Gog and Magog, it mentions TWO Messiahs, Maschiach Ben Yosef (Joseph) and Maschiach Ben Dovid (David). It also mentions that evil will cancel out evil in the war of Gog and Magog, and a period of peace is expected after. If this is their expectation, could this be the mechanism by which Israel is deceived by the Antichrist?