Q. How do we know that Psalm 83 (which, to me, sounds like a prayer, rather than a prophecy) is actually a prophecy of war? What makes that “prayer” a “prophecy” that we know as the Psalm 83 war ?
Q. How do we know that Psalm 83 (which, to me, sounds like a prayer, rather than a prophecy) is actually a prophecy of war? What makes that “prayer” a “prophecy” that we know as the Psalm 83 war?
Q. Re: A North American Kingdom. As I read your opinion of the days ahead regarding the legalization of illegals, it makes me not want to be around when we turn over our sovereignty. Also, I would think that it would take quite a bit of time for this North American Union to materialize…..unless something catastrophic were to happen on a world-wide scale. Do you see the rapture happening before these 10 kingdoms ever form?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
We continue our study of the Book of Malachi with chapter 3. As we’ll see the Lord isn’t finished with His criticism of Israel’s behavior, and as was the case with the previous chapters some of His complaints about them could just as easily be made about us.
Q. A verse in Isaiah says “of the increase of His government….there shall be no end”. I heard a preacher say this is basically about Jesus via the Holy Spirit dealing with us, and I just can’t agree with that interpretation. I have always thought it meant what it says. In other words, after our Lord Jesus has ruled during the Millenium, it won’t be over. His Kingdom will always be increasing, throughout eternity. Am I wrong?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
We continue in our study of the Minor Prophets with chapter 2 of the Book of Malachi to see what the Lord had him say to the Israelites, and how it applies to us today.
Q. In one of your articles you wrote, “The days before the flood were an extreme test of faith for Noah and his family. Not one person supported their decision to abandon their “normal” life and obey the Lord’s commands. And for seven days after they entered the ark nothing happened. Can you imagine how their friends laughed and jeered while they sat there waiting for the rain to come?” Unquote.
Where does it say in Scripture that nothing happened for seven days after the Lord shut them in the ark? I have looked in all my Bibles and what you said is not recorded in any. In my NKJ version immediately after the Lord shut them in it says (verse 17) “Now the flood was on the earth forty days.” Can you please let me know where you obtained this additional information?
Commentary by Jack Kelley
I think you’ll agree that this is a fascinating account of how God used Daniel the Prophet, Jeduah the High Priest, and Alexander, King of Greece to prepare the world to receive the Gospel, beginning over 500 years before the fact.
Q. I have been looking at the 109th Psalm. I know it’s about Israel and not David. Can this be about the anti-christ, as some are saying? I have to wonder if it is because the anti-christ is slain by the breath of Jesus and the millennial reign begins.
Q. I’ve studied many positions concerning the rapture and would like you to answer why so many people feel that a rapture of the church must happen before the tribulation and Christ’s Return.
There are two parables where Jesus taught about the wheat and tares and the ten virgins carrying their lamps. The first parable suggests that the tares are gathered and burned before the wheat is stored, suggesting the good will reside with the evil until the harvest and judgment. The second parable suggests that 5 faithful virgins wait for the groom while the other 5, while apparently followers at first…give up and miss the Lords return.
There are many Christians who are expecting a rapture because religious leaders are preaching it as fact. What will happen if they aren’t raptured and all hell is poured out on earth?