Q. At our Seniors Bible Study today we were discussing Matthew 21:18-20. Does the fig tree represent Israel, Jerusalem, or neither? If Israel or Jerusalem, does it mean they will never again produce fruit? What about during the Millennium?
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Q. Your have said that the earth would be restored to its original condition in the Millennium. That brings a question to my mind. When the earth was created was it not under a “canopy” of water? Would that mean that a canopy will be over the earth again?
Q. I am having a debate with a Christian friend as to when the Ezekiel 38/39 war will take place. She says that Joseph and Judah coming together again like two broken sticks forming one stick(Ezekiel 37:19) is a symbol of salvation and can therefore only happen at the end of the Tribulation at the second coming of the Lord. She then goes on to say that if that is the case, then the Ezekiel 38/39 war must be postponed until the end of the millenium, which is confirmed (in her viewpoint) by the Revelation 20 prophecy that puts an end to Gog/Magog and indeed Satan himself.
Q. In your article “Delay Between The Rapture And The 7 Year Treaty”, you stated that “After the 2nd coming, at the end of Daniel’s 70th Week, the world including Israel will have no need of an artificial source of energy”. I understand that this is the beginning of the millennium with Jesus sitting on David’s throne. Can you explain why the world will not use oil and gas and and other natural resources just as it has for the last six thousand years? After the millennium that sounds reasonable because it is eternity, but during the millennium it doesn’t sound reasonable.
Q. I have a question that came to me last night: will the earth’s moon still be around during the 1000 years? I would think it wouldn’t be, as New Jerusalem would obstruct it’s orbit being nearly the same size.
Q. I know the inhabitants in the millennial reign of Christ will be flesh eaters, eating fish from the dead sea that is healed. My question: will the inhabitants in the New World be flesh eaters, also? Death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire, does that mean death to mankind only or will it extend to the animal kingdom, the grass in winter and garden vegetables after they mature?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
This is the word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, Who stretches out the Heavens Who lays the foundations of the Earth, and Who forms the spirit of man within him declares, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
On that day when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves” (Zech 12:1-3).
Q. I have a question about your recent post entitled “They Will Not Taste Death” in which you said, “There they were momentarily transported to the time of the 2nd Coming where they saw Moses and Elijah talking with the Lord in His glory.” I am familiar with the Transfiguration of Jesus, but had never heard before that what the disciples were seeing was the time of the Second Coming. Where does it say in scripture specifically that they were present at the Second Coming?
Q. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions about the Bible. I was wondering if you could help me better understand Romans 8:20 in its context.