End Times

Who Is The Restrainer?

Published: September 19, 2013 (Originally published: September 14, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work;

Malachi Speaks Again. Part 4, Conclusion

Published: December 29, 2013 (Originally published: July 6, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the Christian Bible the concluding chapter in the Book of Malachi contains the final words of the Old Testament. It would be 400 years before God spoke to Israel again and then His purpose would be to announce the birth of the Messiah.

The Revived Ottoman Empire?

Published: July 25, 2013 (Originally published: June 1, 2013)

Perspective by Jack Kelley

The Ottoman Empire existed from 1299 until 1922. It was in many respects the Islamic successor to the Eastern leg of the Roman Empire and like the Roman Empire it had its headquarters in Constantinople (Istanbul). At the peak of its power and influence,

Have The Seal Judgments Begun?

Published: May 5, 2013 (Originally published: May 4, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Judging from some of the questions I’ve received lately, people are really getting impatient for the end times to begin in earnest. For years fringe groups have been claiming that the seal judgments have already begun, but it looks to me like this opinion is suddenly becoming more popular.

Have You Come To Plunder?

Published: February 10, 2013 (Originally published: February 9, 2013)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?” (Ezekiel 38:13)

These questions will be directed at the leaders of Magog (modern Russia) by the uninvolved nations as they witness the surprise attack on Israel,

Idealists, Preterists, And Futurists

Published: November 25, 2012 (Originally published: November 24, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

When you boil it all down there are only three schools of thought for interpreting prophecy. There are idealists, who interpret prophecy symbolically and don’t expect any of it to be fulfilled in the literal sense. Then there are preterists, who see the complete fulfillment of prophecy in past events culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

The End Times Empire. Rome, Or Islam, Or …? Part 2

Published: August 19, 2012 (Originally published: August 18, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Periodically over the past six years, I’ve written about the similarities between Islamic prophecies of an end-times leader they call al Mahdi and Biblical prophecies about the one we call the anti-Christ. In their respective prophecies they’re both said to come on the scene during a time of great turmoil on Earth,

The End Times Empire. Rome, Or Islam, Or …? Part 1

Published: August 12, 2012 (Originally published: August 11, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the updated commentary on Rev. 17-18 I recently posted, I briefly summarized two major opinions concerning the end times world government. The view that it will be a revival of the Biblical Roman Empire has been universally accepted among believers for generations,

Revelation 17-18

Published: January 26, 2014 (Originally published: August 2, 2012)
With the conclusion of the bowl judgments we've seen the end of the Great Tribulation. Now we'll back up a little and get the detail on Babylon's destruction.

Revelation 15-16

Published: January 17, 2014 (Originally published: July 22, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The time of the Bowl Judgments is upon us. The full fury of God’s Wrath, begun in chapter 6, is coming. It’s been building in stages to give all those who will, the opportunity to seek and find Him before it’s too late.

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