The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 6

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This time we begin a very descriptive four chapter passage devoted to the destruction coming upon the Earth at the End of The Age. Before we’re finished we’ll see the Earth judged, Babylon destroyed, the Messiah revealed, the Church Raptured, Satan judged, Israel restored, and we’ll even get a glimpse of Eternity. Continue reading…

The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 4

A bible Study by Jack Kelley

This installment of the End Times According To Isaiah is all about Babylon. The fact that I’ve included Isaiah 13-14:23 in this series demonstrates my belief that Babylon has never been destroyed in the manner Isaiah will describe for us here, and that there is a major role in the end times for this ancient city. In all the Bible, the only city mentioned more often is Jerusalem. In fact some have gone so far as to characterize the Bible as “A Tale Of Two Cities,” Babylon, the city of Satan, versus Jerusalem, the city of God. Not surprisingly the two are always in contention. Continue reading…

The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 3

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The next view Isaiah gave us of the End times is found in chapters 11-12 and concerns the Messiah.

Isaiah 11, The Branch From Jesse

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD – and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series End times According To Ezekiel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

From our last installment, we can see that Ezekiel’s Temple will be much different from either previous one in both appearance and function. The Holy Place will have no Menorah, no incense altar, and no table of show bread. A wooden altar will be its only piece of furniture. A thick veil separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies in previous Temples and no one was allowed through the veil except the High Priest and then only on one day each year, Yom Kippur. In Ezekiel’s Temple the veil has been replaced by folding doors, and there will be no ark, and no mercy seat in the Holy of Holies.

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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series End times According To Ezekiel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

At the end of Ezekiel 39 we saw that the Lord will use the great battle He’s just had Ezekiel describe to reveal Himself to Israel and complete the return of His people to their land. He promised not to leave any behind. Some Christians have a hard time accepting the fact that when the Jews return to God as a nation, they’ll build a Temple and practice animal sacrifice again. But by saying that in the middle of the 70th week the anti-Christ will put an end to sacrifice and offering, Daniel confirmed just that. For 2000 years there’s been no Temple and for 2000 years there’s been no sacrifice, but Daniel 9:27 tells us that both will be part of the first half of the 70th week.

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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series End times According To Ezekiel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

So far in this study, we’ve seen the prophecies of Israel’s latter-day rebirth. We’ve learned that they would first appear again in unbelief, thinking that they had brought themselves back to life and that they themselves had built, populated, and defended their homeland. But we’ve read God’s declaration that He was behind this, although not because of anything they’d done to deserve it. In fact He said He would bring them back in spite of their behavior in the world.

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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series End times According To Ezekiel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As I said in part one of our study, Ezekiel ignored all of the post exilic period, the First Coming, and the subsequent 1900 year diaspora in his book, skipping from Jerusalem’s destruction in 586 BC all the way to the regathering of the Nation in 1948. One possible explanation is that after the Shekinah Glory departed the Temple before Jerusalem was destroyed (Ezekiel 10) He has never returned and won’t until the beginning of the Millennium (Ezekiel 43). The entire Second Temple period took place without the Spirit of God ever hovering between the Cherubim above the Ark in the Holy of Holies.

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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series End times According To Ezekiel

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Ezekiel was from the tribe of Levi and was trained as a priest. No doubt He would have become one had his life not been abruptly interrupted. In 597 BC he and about 10,000 others were taken captive to Babylon in the 2nd siege of Jerusalem. Daniel and his friends had gone in the first one eight years earlier and in 11 more years the rest of the nation would be taken captive and the city and Temple burned to the ground. The 70 year Babylonian captivity had begun. There were actually two 70 year periods of judgment in play and they were offset by 19 years. One was the servitude of the nation, which began in 605BC with the first siege of Nebuchadnezzar, and the other was the desolation of Jerusalem which began in 586, at the end of the third siege, with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

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