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70 Weeks of Daniel

The 70 Weeks Of Daniel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Many believe that Daniel 9:24-27 is the most important passage of prophecy in all of Scripture. Almost every mistake I’ve run across in studying the various interpretations of End Times Prophecy can be traced back to a misunderstanding of this passage. Let’s begin the year with an updated and expanded study of this important prophecy.

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My Grace is Sufficient For You

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

[you can also read this on the new beta site: https://beta.gracethrufaith.com/topical-studies/tough-questions-answered/my-grace-is-sufficient-for-you/] 

For years the Lord has been done a terrible disservice over the issue of Paul’s complaint about the thorn in his flesh, and it’s time to set the record straight. If you’ve been taught that “My Grace is sufficient for you” was the Lord’s excuse for not healing Paul, then pay close attention. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then get ready for a great example of how folks distort the meaning of Scripture—either to satisfy their pre-conceived notions or justify their lack of faith. Continue reading…

Seek Ye First His Kingdom

The Lord wanted His people to trust in Him for their security, not in their material possessions. Had man permanently adopted these laws as his own, there would be very little poverty in the world today, and almost no war or oppression…

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The Gospel According To Paul … Part 11

Having seen that along with the blessings of salvation have come the gifts that give us the ability to respond accordingly, we continue now with Paul’s advice on living a life pleasing to God in gratitude for all that He’s given us.

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The Gospel According To Paul … Part 10

We began this series from the perspective that our time is short and we should make sure we’re ordering what’s left of it around the Lord’s priorities for us. It won’t be long before the life we’ve worked so hard to build for ourselves here will be left behind. All that will remain is the treasure we’ve stored up in Heaven.

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The Gospel According To Paul … Part 9

Romans 9 spoke of God’s sovereign election of Israel as His chosen. In chapter 10 we saw how in the obsessive pursuit of a righteousness of their own, they rejected the righteousness that comes from God. But the rejection was clearly temporary, its duration dependent upon their response.

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Jesus In The Temple?

Q. Have just read your article ‘The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 5′(and I usually always read them when I see they are from you), and this one contained something that made me wonder. In it you said;

“The Lord had to go back to His place in Heaven, the people had to go into captivity, the Temple and City had to be destroyed by fire, and the land itself had to lie fallow for 70 years. And although it’s often
overlooked, even though the Lord made good on His promise to restore the people, the City, the Temple, and the Land, He Himself never returned. Even when Jesus came to visit, He stood and taught on the Temple Mount,
but He never entered it”.

I went to the eSword Bible and found quite a few that said He taught in the Temple, departed from the Temple, etc… Can you explain what you mean by this, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one left wondering. Did I misunderstand what it was you were trying to convey?

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When Was Job Written?

Q. Again, thank you for a great web site. You help all of us better understand The Word of God. In my spiritual travels I’ve often read that Job may well be one of the oldest books in the Bible and could have been written before the Great Flood. In reading Job 37 this morning I can plainly see that it could not have been written before the Flood, because Elihu talks about rain. I thought it never rained before the flood. What are your thoughts?

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Who Was Paul Talking About?

Q. I came across Titus 1:15-16, and I can’t help but wonder … was Paul referring to unsaved people, or was he referring to “legalistic” Christians … today’s Pharisees, if you will?

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How Did Job Know?

Q. In my study of the book of Job, I was confused when he purified his children and made burnt offerings for them. As there was some doubt whether or not Job was a Jew because of where he lived (in the land of Edom), how did he know about burnt offerings? In fact, how did Cain and Abel Know about offerings? I did read in Genesis 8:20 that Noah made burnt offerings. Do you think that he received a revelation about it? I enjoy your web sight and you have become my “go to” when I need help, after the Holy Spirit of course.

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Are All Seven Years Consecutive?

Q. We know that the Great Tribulation will last 1,260 days. But, regarding the first 42 months — do we know that those times, those days and months, are necessarily consecutive? That is, is it possible that there will be breaks in the progression of prophetic fulfillment to allow for the logistical problems of “everything coming together at the same time”?

Could there be, say, two or three months of fulfillment, followed by an interim for “stray parts” to fit together and catch up, followed by another period of fulfillment, and another “break,” to make the first 42 months of the Tribulation be strung out over a period of, say, 50 or 60 or 100 months of actual elapsed calendar time?

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The Puzzle Of The 12 Tribes

Q. My wife and I have been going over the tribes of Israel and we noticed something and can not explain it. There is no tribe of Joseph. Ephraim and Manasseh are Josephs sons and Levi of course is the priests there for I guess they don’t count as a tribe. Another oddity which seems to not get much play is Joseph’s sons are from the Egyptian Pharaoh’s Daughter which by the standards of Hebrew tradition means they are not Jews. How-ever when they are brought to Jacob before he dies he lays his hands on them and adopts and blesses them, so technically they became their father’s brothers. Any thoughts?

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Saturday Vs. Sunday Sabbath

Q. I would like to know if you believe that Saturday is the Sabbath and not Sunday. Do you believe that God rested on the seventh day from creation and we are to keep his holy Sabbath?

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Two Questions About Moses And Aaron

Q. It is so wonderful to be able to ask a bible scholar those questions that no one I know is able to answer. Thank you for the time you take to respond so thoroughly to everyone’s questions.

I have two questions. Why did God have the Israelites that worshiped the golden calf killed, but do nothing to Aaron who fashioned the calf? In fact, he later made him a priest.

The other question is, why was God so angry with Moses and Aaron over the water miracle in the desert, that they were not allowed to enter the promised land?

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What Stopped The Nephilim?

Q. I was wondering if you believe that something about the human reproductive system changed after the flood along with our shortened life spans that rendered the nephelim incapable of interbreeding with humanity as they did in Gen. 6. I know there are other references throughout the old testament, but I can’t understand why all of the sudden they would stop being so wide spread and why the abductions would be so oriented around the reproductive organs. Why not just continue to mate as they did prior to the flood?

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