Meet Kevin Swift

His Life & Story

Kevin's  father, Russell David Swift, was born 100 years ago on November 1, 1917 at 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 after 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 with the young but now legendary classmate Jerry Falwell. The Swifts became pregnant with their eighth child in May 1955 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 -- 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 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).* By his early 20's, married and with two children, Kevin determined to cease work and rest as God commanded us. Not out of convenience, as he was forced to choose between honoring the written Word 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 and taught the seventh-day Sabbath rest to his Baptist congregation. 

From his mid-20's, Kevin taught weekly adult Bible classes. In the summer of 1990, his 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. Even rmore, 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. In his studies, he came to believe the four visions Daniel personally received (chapters 7-12) foretold final events -- including the 70 weeks (490 literal 24-hour days) of Daniel 9, and the events portrayed in the whole chapter of Daniel 11. In reality, 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 Middle East and global events and world leaders, timelines, wars and seismic trials, which will play out on the world stage in minute detail during the appointed times of the end.

In the fall of 1990 at age 34, 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 original Hebrew/Aramaic reads (70 weeks -- meaning 490 days, including its last week of seven literal days, not years; 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 Festival rehearsals, practiced for thousands of years as instituted by Yahweh and recorded in Leviticus 23, began to take root as they relate to final events; 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  to the day over the three and one-half year period beginning with the first Festival match of 1997 to 2000. How could that be? Humanly speaking, a match like this would be mathematically impossible by chance alone. Knowing that God's Holy Days shift on the Gregorian calendar each year and understanding the odds, Kevin knew the match could not be a mere coincidence.  He had no theological training or insight into numbers and dates. He was a Gentile, yet this should have been a Jewish discovery!  Nonetheless, pains-taking progress has been made over the last three decades in further understanding the Festivals, celebration dates and the appointed time of the end, and what has emerged is The Kingdom Calendar that you see today. The truth is, the prophecy timelines match to the Festivals occurs with every Festival cycle period well into the future, so it's impossible to set the actual fulfillment period until events begin.

Since his late teens, Kevin determined to follow the the Scriptures and only settle on views that are proven by the full 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 maintaining normalcy, 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 as a professional photographer/studio owner (1986-1992). Since 1993 Kevin has been a RE/MAX REALTORŪ, earning the Lifetime Achievement Award by RE/MAX International in the TOP 5% of RE/MAX Agents Worldwide, the National Honor Award--ranking in the Top 500 U.S. agents by Broker Agent Advisor, named Best Real Estate Agents in Topeka by RealTrend, and has been a Top 25 Individual RE/MAX Agent in the state of Kansas for several years running. He has been awarded the Andy Anderson Award, Gold Sales Achievement Award, Associate of the Year, RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, Master's Club, and numerous other credentials.

Kevin 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 Global Ministry, he sat on the start-up Board of Directors of NET-Reach that gave birth to a new ministry providing services for families in need in an impoverished gang-infested Topeka 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. Over the last 15 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.

*Heaven's instruction to " remember the Sabbath day" was firmly established 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 Moral Laws so important that Messiah--the Messenger of His Covenant personally wrote them on tablets of stone as an eternal memorial. Reference Source Videos: The Ten Commandments: What You Should Know and Remember the Sabbath by Prager University.

Personal Message from Kevin Swift