Q. In light of the administration’s reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress, it seems as if the U.S. Government is beginning to turn its back on Israel. How can Jerusalem become a “city without walls” if its allies begin fading away? Will the current battle against ISIS/ISIL cause the Arab countries to form a strong coalition to defeat these terrorists, enfolding Israel into its protection in the process, thus leading to a fulfillment of prophecy?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Read Matt 25:31-46 and immediately four questions come to mind, and answering them correctly takes a little doing. In fact, a number of respected commentators have missed the mark. As usual with the Bible, a careful reading combined with some logical deduction will go a long way toward bring the answers to light.
Q. You’ve written that the Bible is 25-30% prophecy. What are you including in that percent? All prophetic books? I’m asking because isn’t only about 10% of the prophecy predicting the future and the rest more everyday matters of keeping the covenant and the moral problems we face?
Q. I always enjoy your site. My question is does the phrase “in two days the lord will regain you and on the third day He will restore you” in Hosea make reference to the two thousand years for the church age and one thousand years for the millennium?
Have I missed it?
Q. In your book “Understanding Revelation” you explain “predestination” very nicely. It got me to thinking about all that and it made me wonder if the list of names in the Lambs Book of Life is the “full number” of believers. Would the full number be complete when the last person in the book believes?
Q. Re: Ezekiel 38 And The Rapture. Your recent post placing the rapture no later than the conclusion of Ezekiel 38, based on Romans 11:25, has changed my thinking. But what I can’t figure out is, if it happens as you say, what war will the Red Horse rider bring? Or does that mean there is only one war (Armageddon) during the 70th week, since Psalm 83 precedes Ezekiel?
Q. I have a question on the purifying of the land described in Ezekiel 39. It says that the whole nation engages in disposing of the bodies of the invaders for seven months. After seven months, squads of people are specially employed to dispose of any remains that are found. When a bone is found, a marker is placed by it and the burying is done by specialists. One explanation I’ve heard is that the common man avoids touching the bone so he can remain ritually pure. My question is: Does this level of ritual purity exist in Israel today?
Q. I was talking to a minister friend of mine, who believes that times are going to get rough for us Christians prior to the rapture. He doesn’t believe we’ll go thru any of the tribulation, but just that things will get rough. He also mentioned about the end times being like the days of Noah, that Noah preached for 120 years while building the ark, and suggested that we should add 120 years to 1948 for the timing of the 2nd Coming to be consistent the Lord’s prophecy in Matt. 24:37. What do you think?
Q. I have seen other commentators use “confidently” in their interpretation of Ezek. 38:11 where you use “carelessly”. They say the word is meant to imply they’re confident in their ability to repel any attack, not that they have their guard down. What do you think of that interpretation?