Meet Kevin Swift

Kevin's  father, Russell David Swift, was born 100 full years ago on November 1, 1917 -- the historic moment of the Balfour Declaration -- a British document from the world's most powerful nation at that time for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in what was then called Palestine. This represented a Jubilee release that paved the way for increasing acceptance and recognition of Jews in their quest to return to their ancient homeland, which movement would climax 30 years later with the U.N. Partition Plan in November 1947, followed by the British exit from Palestine and the immediate declaration of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948.

Russell Swift married LaVelle York on September 17, 1937, and shortly thereafter began a family while farming near Bloomfield, Iowa.  However, at age 34 Russell felt God's call and stepped out in faith to sell his homestead and farm equipment to pursue pastoral ministry, moving his growing family to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. They became pregnant with their eighth child at the seventh anniversary of Israel's independence, and Kevin was born on January 30, 1956. Shortly after, the family moved back to Iowa where Russell would pastor churches in Unionville, Marion and Mark, Iowa.  In early 1968, he took a pastoral position with the Bible Baptist Church in Abilene, Kansas -- the hometown of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the sunflower state became the permanent residence for the Swift family. Kevin finished secondary education in Abilene, and moved to Topeka in 1974.

50 Reasons: Why we are living in the end times by Dr. David Reagan

"The FIRST Sign: The first to appear was the Balfour Declaration which was issued by the British government on November 2, 1917."

Jonathan Cahn & Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration 99 Years Later-- A Messianic Bible 2016 Article

As a minister's son, Kevin was taught the Word of God from childhood. However, he had questions about church doctrines and at age 18 he began his own in-depth study of the Scriptures.  Kevin wanted to know for himself what the Scriptures taught. As he examined the Word of God his personal views expanded.  He saw the validity of the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath, which our Creator instituted the first week of creation (Genesis 2:2-3) as a gift to all mankind --- the forgotten day, which God Himself said to "Remember" (Exodus 20:8-11).* Heaven's instruction to remember was set forth because God knew how it would be summarily dismissed and substituted, although set squarely in His Moral Law --- the Ten Commandments--Yahweh's Ten Top Laws so important that Messiah--the Messenger of His Covenant personally wrote them on tablets of stone as an eternal memorial. By his early 20's, Kevin determined to cease work and rest, simply because God commanded we do so. Certainly, not out of convenience. In this decision, he had to choose between honoring Yahweh's Commandments or keeping his job; he chose God's day. Although at the time his father challenged Kevin's decision, in later years Russell Swift accepted God at His Word and taught the seventh-day Sabbath rest to his Baptist congregation. 

    * Reference Source Videos: The Ten Commandments: What You Should Know and Remember the Sabbath by Prager University.

From his mid-20's, Kevin periodically preached and taught weekly adult Bible classes. In the summer of 1990, Kevin's interest took him to others who were studying the neglected book of Daniel, where it seemed to teach that a conflict with Iran (Persia) would signal end-time events -- based on the prophetic passages of Daniel 8:1-8; 18-19. But of even more import, Daniel's neglected timelines could represent "last-day" counting periods.  However, it was yet unclear just how the time prophecies might fit together, and how events would play out on the world stage. Kevin realized he had much more to learn about the books of Daniel and Revelation, and God's prophetic plan for the end of the age. In his studies, he came to believe that Daniel's four visions the prophet personally received (chapters 7-12) -- even to include the 70 literal weeks (490 days) of Daniel 9, had relevance to final events. In truth, the scroll of Daniel had as much to say about final events as the book of Revelation; and, these two books needed to be study together, as one collective account of last-day global leaders, timelines, wars and seismic events, which will play out on the world stage in minute detail during the appointed times of the end.

At age 34 in the fall of 1990, Kevin laid out a chart using all the timelines found in the two prophetic books, presented as literal 24 hour counting days --- just as the Scriptures state (70 weeks -- meaning 490 days; 2,300 evening/morning -- 1,150 days; 1,260 days; 1,290 days; and 1,335 days); certainly, a novel and unconventional approach to prophetic interpretation. He launched the prophecy ministry and presented his findings in mid-January 1991 at a Prophecy Seminar in Michigan, which would be improved and expanded with further study over the years that followed. 

The importance of God's Festivals in relation to final events soon began to take root, and by comparing the Daniel and Revelation timelines to the Festival observance calendar it was discovered the end-time chart developed earlier fit between the Jewish-Biblical Festivals recorded in Leviticus 23 to the day over the three and one-half year period beginning with the first Festival match of 1997 to 2000. Knowing that God's Holy Days shift on the Gregorian calendar each year and understanding the mathematical odds, Kevin knew the match could not be a mere coincidence.  Progress has been made over the last two decades in further understanding final events, and what has emerged is The Kingdom Calendar that you see today. Fact is, this match to the Festivals comes with every Festival cycle period well into the foreseeable future. 

Since his late teens, Kevin determined to follow the the Scriptures and only settle on views that are warranted by the full school of evidence presented from Genesis to the book of Revelation. The reason why we do not see Biblical truths and the unfolding mysteries of God is because we do not deeply desire to see them. Just like with most aspects of life, we end up believing exactly what we want to believe -- views we've been taught since childhood, or by the theological professionals. Most of us are far more concerned with living a comfortable life and maintaining the status quo, than we are about pursuing Biblical truths and Godly wisdom that might push us into new realms, leading sometimes to different views that breed conflict with family and friends. Are you an honest seeker of wisdom?  If you have felt drawn to this website and others that challenge the prevailing views of our day, you are probably one of them.  

Kevin maintains friendships across denominational lines and has taught prophecy in Adventist, Baptist, Church of God,  Nazarene, Messianic, and non-denominational circles, while his online resources have been viewed by thousands around the globe. The primary emphasis of his work is to give glory to Jesus--Yeshua our Messiah, and to join other voices in proclaiming that the LORD is about to intervene in the Milky Way Galaxy to confront Satan and unseen powers in high places, and to establish His Kingship over the entire universe.

Kevin studied business at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska while working for and then managing Christian Bookstores (1980-1986). After managing in Bismarck, ND, he returned his family to Topeka to become a professional photographer/studio owner (1986-1992), and since 1993 has been a RE/MAX REALTORŪ in the state of Kansas. He has served on the Sunflower Area Association of REALTORSŪ Board of Directors and advised on Risk Management, Education and PR committees. In addition to establishing Focus on the Prophecies Ministry, he sat on the start-up Board of Directors of NET-Reach that gave birth to a ministry providing services for families in need and community development in the impoverished Hi-Crest neighborhood. For the past sixteen years, Kevin has served on the Board of Directors of the Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM), today as Vice President -- a ministry dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing, training and hope to homeless and impoverished men, women and children. In 2018, TRM sheltered 1,786 adults and 295 children, providing over 95,303 nights of shelter, and serving over 500,000 meals. In the last several years, TRM grew from one ministry to a multi-divisional multi-campus ministry, providing the community with mentoring, job training, spiritual education, pre-school facilities, missions training, human trafficking escape, impoverished neighborhood development, and thrift store employment. Kevin is the author of four books.

Personal Message from Kevin Swift