Psalm 83 … Preview Of A Coming Attraction

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(Note: this is an update of a previous study originally posted in 2008)

Much of the discussion about Israel in the end times revolves around the battle of Ezekiel 38-39. So let me start by offering my opinion as to why Ezekiel’s prophecy is not on the verge of fulfillment and cannot be the next battle on Israel’s horizon.

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Effectual Fervent Prayer

Q. Re: James 5:16.  I am wondering how one prays an “effectual fervent” prayer? Does God require a certain level of emotion (fervency) to see prayer answered? How does one motivate oneself to such a level of intensity? Does it apply to certain kinds of prayer or all types?

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Fasting For Diabetics

Q.  Re: Fasting For The Lord  I have asked my doctor about fasting and was told that since I am diabetic it was not a good idea for me to do so.  I want to fast to clear my mind of things however and I just don’t know how to do so.  I have tried denying myself some things I enjoy but I guess that doesn’t seem the same as when I used to fast “for real” before I developed diabetes.  Can you suggest anything to me that might help me?

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Intercession

Q.  I firmly believe in OSAS and that Christ paid for all our sins (past present and future) . So my questions is as Jesus is sitting on the right hand of God interceding for us, what is He interceding for since our sins are already paid for and forgiven?

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Psalm 150

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

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Is Today God’s Day?

Q.  Today is 12-12-12.  Twelve has been called God’s number because it us used so often in the Bible.  I’ve seen e-mails by people calling for world wide prayer and repentance today because today is God’s day.  Is God more likely to respond today than on any other day, or does this just give people a reason to pray? Is 12 God’s number?

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Psalm 143

O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.

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John The Baptist; Elijah Or Not?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Day Of The Lord

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things,” says the LORD Almighty.

“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.

“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:1-6)

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Should We Pray Through Mary?

Q.  We currently are studying Revelation in our small group and we were in chapters 2-3.  A couple of ex-Catholics talked about still holding Mary in high esteem, not praying to her, but praying to God through Mary. One of them used the miracle written by John about turning water into wine as Jesus doing what his Mother asked him to do, to justify this.  Could you comment on this event in regards to this miracle?

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To Whom Should We Pray?

Q.  It always has seemed to me that when I pray I find myself addressing the Father more so than Jesus, as if God the Father is kind of the boss, the one even Jesus answers to.  I know I’m not thinking about it correctly, but it seems that Jesus himself took a subservient attitude to God.  Can you help me have a more clear understanding of this because even after all these years I still struggle with the concept.

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