The End Times According To Daniel … Part One, Chapters 2 and 7

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series End Times According To Daniel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(I first posted this three part study in 2006.  Here’s part 1 of an updated version. Parts 2 and 3 will be posted on Nov. 23 and Nov. 30)

From about 1,000 to 900 BC Israel had been the most feared and admired nation on Earth. Then, following Solomon’s death and the civil war that ensued, the nation had fallen from its exalted position into a kingdom divided over idolatry. Israel’s enemies saw their chance and took it. First the Northern Kingdom was conquered in 721BC by Assyria and then the Southern Kingdom was carried away into slavery 100 years later at the hands of the King of Babylon.

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Is 2017 A Jubilee Year

Q.  I’ve been told that 2017 is the next Jubilee year and that an ancient rabbinical prophecy says the Millennial Kingdom will begin at that time.  What’s your opinion?

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The State Of The Church

Q.   We hear of movements of the Spirit in Middle Eastern and Asian countries (albeit often underground) but we don’t seem to hear of these things in Europe.
Since it seems as if we are following Europe’s lead, and will likely arrive at the same destination, do you foresee a somewhat underground movement (perhaps driven by apathy instead of persecution) of the Holy Spirit in America before the rapture and is there one in Europe now that is not being talked about much?

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Will Gentiles Be Servants To The Jews?

Q. I’d like your opinion on OT passages that state Gentiles will be the Jews’ servants during the Millennial Kingdom. For example: Isaiah 14:1-2, 49:22-23 and 61: 6-7. I must admit, the thought of formerly anti-Semitic unbelievers, who convert to Christianity during the Great Tribulation and wind up serving the Jewish people, seems fair. But these passages imply that all Gentiles surviving the Tribulation will be in service to Israel.  I am having a difficult time matching this with God’s promise that we are all his sons and daughters; that he is not a respecter of persons; and Gentiles are co-heirs of the promises made to Abraham.

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The Origin and Destiny of the Gentile Church

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)

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How Can You Believe This?

Q. I do not understand how in your explanation of the Millennium, you can say that a temple, with blood sacrifices, will be operational in Israel.  I cannot imagine the “final sacrifice” standing by while they kill animals for sacrifice even if you say it is as a “memorial”.  This is the main thing that I cannot accept about the dispensationalist view.  It seems to me it would be an abomination to a God who sent His only Son to be a “once and for all” sacrifice.  My question is how can you believe this?

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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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