Understanding The Olivet Discourse Parables Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding the Olivet Discourse Parables

The Conclusion of a two part Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Having shown that the relationship Tribulation believers will have with the Lord is substantially different from the one enjoyed by the Church, lets look into 4 examples the Lord gave us concerning the situation He’ll find on Earth when He returns. Remember, Tribulation believers will be responsible for maintaining their own righteousness during a period of the most intense persecution the world has ever known. And they’ll have to do so not knowing exactly when they’ll see Him return to rescue them. These 4 examples show that some will be successful and some will not. Continue reading…

Our Itching Ears

Opinion by Jack Kelley

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Tim. 4:3)

Usually this verse is quoted in connection with some New Age or Emerging Church teaching. But I think it can apply to students of prophecy as well. We’re so anxious for the Rapture that we periodically go off half cocked and wind up embarrassing ourselves in front of the nay sayers and scoffers. Continue reading…

Understanding The Olivet Discourse Parables

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding the Olivet Discourse Parables

Part One of a Two Part Bible Study by Jack Kelley

If you’ve been visiting this site for any length of time at all you know I believe that once we’re saved we’re saved forever. I base this belief on a number of verses that say so in no uncertain terms.

But as I study the conditions on Earth just before the Second Coming, I can find no such assurance for those who become believers during the time of the Great Tribulation. Continue reading…

Israel At 60. What’s next?

In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea.

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The People Of The Book

Opinion by Jack Kelley

“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.” (Joel 3:1-2)

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The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 7 Conclusion

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

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’ve come to the conclusion of the Millennial portion of the Book of Ezekiel, and of the book itself. After devoting 7 chapters (40-46) to the Temple and its offerings, the Priests and the Prince, the final two chapters (47-48) discuss the land in general, and its distribution among the tribes during the Millennium. But as they do, we’re given clues as to the Temple’s location in the Land, so we’ll begin our concluding installment there. For the purposes of clarification, we’ll back up a bit in time to gain some perspective from several other books of the Bible.

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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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The Chief Prince Of Meshech And Tubal?

A document written to President Bush by three Rabbis in Israel won’t get any notice in the world press, and isn’t being given much attention by church leaders either, but in my view it’s an extraordinary thing, given the status of its authors.

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The Epistle To The Hebrews, Part 8

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Epistle To The Hebrews

The over arching principle of the Epistle to the Hebrews is that our position before God is based on our belief that the once-for-all-time sacrifice of our Great High Priest was sufficient for our salvation. Some have said that this letter can be seen as a commentary on Habakkuk 2:4 “The just shall live by faith.”

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America, The Future Will Not Be Like The Past

It’s been said that nations derive their income from taxing their citizens whereas empires derive their income from taxing nations. Where the US is concerned, this taxation of nations has been done in the form of an inflated dollar, caused by the monopoly it has enjoyed where the purchase of oil is concerned. About 17 months ago I first wrote that Iran was going to break this monopoly by offering to accept payment for its oil in other currencies.

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