Q. I was curious to know if the Church will become God’s Government in Eternity. It seems to make a lot of sense since we are His Body. Also I wanted to know about the verse which speaks about us seated with Christ in Heaven. Is this verse saying we are actually at this point in time sitting with Jesus in spirit form in Heaven or that it will be at a later time in the future?
Q. I know that you and most other leading prophecy teachers hold that the battle of Gog Magog, or the battle of Ezekiel 38-39, is a distinctly different and separate battle from Armageddon, with Gog Magog possibly occurring shortly prior to the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week and Armageddeon coming near the end of it. Here’s what I just can’t get past, though. If this is the case, then why would Ezekiel not mention Armageddon? I mean, he leads us through the restoration of Israel, etc. in the chapters preceding Gog Magog, and then it’s Gog Magog in chapters 38 and 39, and then in chapter 40 until the end it’s all about the temple and temple worship, etc. No Armageddon.
Q. I have a two part question. During the Sunday School class I teach, I had a person state that there will be unsaved individuals living on the New Heaven and New Earth based on Rev 22:14,15. I feel that the “outside the gates” refers to the Lake of Fire” I also explained to this individual that Satan will be permanently in the Lake of Fire and thus being the author of sin, who would tempt mankind to sin? Was this answer correct? My second question relating to this is: would it be possible for man to sin without the presence of Satan and his demons, for example could Adam have sinned if Satan had not fallen?
Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see them?” They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!”
Perspective by Jack Kelley
(Note: This narrative is a summary of dozens of end times prophecies from both the Old and New Testaments. Its objective is to present a readable overview of the times ahead from a Biblical perspective. )
Q. I just read “Missing From Heaven.” I have been thinking about this very subject lately. Do you believe our “loss of memory” from our time on this earth in the flesh will be wiped out completely, or partially? It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that we will not remember anything. But the thought that God will selectively erase parts of our memory, is inspiring to the Greatness of our Father. Help please! i.e. if we don’t remember anything of our time on earth in the flesh, wouldn’t it be “all for nothing?”
Q. Nowhere in scripture does it say that the anti-Christ will build the 3rd temple. In fact scripture is clear that The Lord will build the temple (Zech 6:12). If Israel has been converted after the war of Gog Magog why would it allow the beast to have such an honor? Or better yet why would God? To say anyone other than Christ will build the temple is heresy.
Q. I have a question regarding the descriptions of the Temple and the division of the Land of Israel in Ezekiel 40-48. As you explained in one of your answers on the prophecy of Ezequiel, this is something that will be fulfilled during the Age of the Kingdom. But, reviewing the account, I found out in Eze. 45:7-8 that part of the land should be set apart for the Prince, who I think is the Lord Jesus. Specifically in verse 8 he talks about “princes”. Furthermore, in Eze. 46:16-18 he says that the prince could give part of his land as inheritance to his sons. How can it be? Is it possible that the Lord will have children during the Millennium? Or, am I getting something wrong?
Q. In regards to Hebrews 11:13, whom does ‘all these’ refer to, for Enoch did not die, and which promises did they not receive? is this related to the promise in verse 39? Thanks for the great insights you share on this website.
Q. I read your response to “More on Tribulation Martyrs” and I think your statement “notice that while they will reign with Christ they are not called kings” is a stretch. Rev 5:10 says (speaking of the church) “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Is the word “reign” used in Rev 20:4 and Rev 5:10 the same in Greek? If so, to say they are not kings because of omission is a weak argument.