Q. In your “Times of the Gentiles and Fullness of the Gentiles” piece, you stated at the end that the Tribulation Saints “don’t belong to the Church”. Forgive me, but I’d like to understand where they belong. I’m certain I must have missed or overlooked some teaching on them.
Q. I was reading a recent post that referenced Ezekiel 43:6-7. After reading the verses, I’m not certain what the Lord is saying. Is God promising that the house of Israel will one day no longer defile the place of His throne? I don’t understand the prophecy that is being spoken of here.
Q. In the book 7 Things you Need to Know to Understand Bible Prophecy, which I think is excellent, you say of post rapture Jewish believers, “Along with their Old Testament counterparts they’ll dwell in Israel during the Millennium (Ezekiel 43:6-7).”
I am confused with the “Old Testament counterparts” dwelling in Israel during the Millennium because I thought that the Old Testament believers are in Heaven with Jesus right now because they are part of “the Church” and will live in the New Jerusalem together with the gentiles who accept the Lord. Can you clarify this for me?
Q. There are those of us faithful who although we accept Our Lord as Our Savior, expect to be left on Earth to to fight the Anti-Christ and his forces post Rapture. We actually picture ourselves as God’s faithful, willing to sacrifice ourselves for God. Don’t laugh, I know it sounds egotistical and somewhat like a contradiction.
It seems if we do, we’ll be damned for all time. If that’s true, why do we bother even worrying about anyone left? What good is a Thousand Years of Peace if no Faithful are even left to do God’s Work? Am I just missing something?
Q. Thank you for your insight! Your website has been a blessing to me for a long time. There’s something I do not understand. In my heart, I believe heaven and earth are eternal. Am I wrong? What did Jesus mean in Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, and Luke 21:33 when He said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” It is also mentioned in 2 Peter 3:10.
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.’” (Psalm 40:6-8, from the Septuagint translation. Attributed to Jesus in Hebrews 10:5-7).
Q. I had a discussion recently with my pastor about the new Jerusalem. I said I thought the new Jerusalem came at the beginning of the millennium, he thinks it comes at the end of the millennium. Any thoughts on this?
Q. In your study on the Revelation, I believe you said you think all of Rev. 21 and Rev. 22:1-6 fit in between Rev. 20:6 and Rev. 20:7. My question is regarding the sea. In Rev. 21:1, it says there will be no more sea, and if this happens at the beginning of the Millennium, how does the sea give up its dead in Rev. 20:13, at the end of the Millennium during the GWT judgment?
Q. In Revelation 3:12, it is written that “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.” What does this mean when Jesus says “he shall go out no more”? Will we spend eternity in the New Jerusalem without being able to go out? I fully believe the New Jerusalem is awesome beyond imagination, but it would be nice to take a walk on planet earth every now and then.
Q. Does 1 Corinthians 15:24 imply that nations and kings will be abolished including the rule of the saints after the millennium? I know that the millennium and eternity are so intertwined together. I would not say there is no mention of life in eternity but rather that Revelation 21 is both the millennium and eternity together because New Jerusalem is eternal. Will our talents and the arts exist in the millennium and eternity? Will I be able to use the things I love in the millennium and eternity?