Middle East Flames

A Feature Article by Jack Kelley

(For those of you who weren’t able to attend the Steeling The Mind conference in Denver on October 5th, here’s a written version of the presentation I gave there.)

Over the last few months I’ve wondered how much of what I’m about to say would still be prophecy by the time this conference started. But as of today it still is, so let’s begin.

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The Servant Songs Of The Messiah

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Coming as I do from a management background, I think of the following four passages as the Mission of the Messiah, the job He came to accomplish.  Theologians call them the Servant Songs of the Messiah, and they’re all from Isaiah, making them a terrific Old Testament witness to prophecy fulfilled in the Life of Jesus.

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The Nephilim

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“When men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and they took wives from among those that pleased them. It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth – when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown.” (Genesis 6:2-4, from a Jewish translation of the Torah.)

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 4, Conclusion

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

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. But in Malachi 4 He left Israel with the most important choice in their national history.

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Mystery Babylon … What’s The Mystery?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Seems like it’s popular to identify Mystery Babylon as New York City again, especially after 9/11. The facts that:

1) you can connect the Scriptural dots and come clearly and directly to Babylon in Iraq,

2) there’s not a shred of Biblical evidence to support the New York City view, and

3) there’s no compelling reason to spiritualize the Biblical passages on the subject,

seem not to bother this view’s adherents.

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Melchizedek, Jesus, And Us

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. (Psalm 110:1-2)

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 5, Conclusion

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’ve come to the final installment in our study of the Book of Amos. The Lord’s anger against the Israelites continues, His promise of judgment clear. There will be no last minute reprieve; the Northern Kingdom will cease to exist. But as He always has, God will preserve a faithful remnant to keep the flame of His people flickering.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This promise of judgment against Israel began in chapter 2 verse 6 and shows no sign of letting up. Now the Lord will single out the complacent and the proud.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Our study continues with chapters 4 and 5. The last time we saw that the Lord had worked up a fine head of steam in presenting His indictment of the Northern Kingdom. He’s far from finished.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Having presented His indictment of Israel’s neighbors, the Lord now turns His attention toward the two Jewish Kingdoms, the Southern Kingdom of Judah first. We ended part one in verse 3 of chapter 2, so we’ll pick up the narrative in verse 4.

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