Pastor Dean Odle’s teaching is in black, my comments are in red.
The Key to the Timeline of Revelation
As we look at the first four seals that Jesus opened which are called the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, there are some things that we need to understand about the book of Revelation and interpreting symbolic writings in the Bible:
The Book of Revelation includes…
7 Vials of Wrath
It is important to understand that the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets DO NOT ALL HAPPEN IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS (contrary to the traditional teachings in the church world). That assumption sounds nice, but there is not one passage in the Bible that says ALL of the Seals and the Trumpets will happen in the last seven years which is called the Tribulation or the 70th Week of Daniel.
The 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed with the Jews that He’s the promised Messiah who came to ratify the everlasting covenant with His blood as the Passover Lamb.
The concept of it being an end-times 7-year tribulation period was created by the Jesuits in the 16th century, to deflect blame away from the Popes; as the Protestant Reformers had rightly identified that the office of the papacy fulfills Bible prophecy as the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation, who leads the harlot church.
Pastor Dean Odle is teaching a false fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel. Read The 70th Week Of Daniel Deception
Therefore, this traditional belief cannot be held to as a dogmatic truth about end-time prophecy. On the other hand, we do know from Scripture that the 7 Vials of God’s wrath are poured out in the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation. We know this because Revelation 16:1-2 says that the FIRST VIAL OF WRATH will be poured out on those who have taken the mark of the Beast. And Revelation 13 says that the Antichrist does not issue or force the mark until he has “42 months to continue” or 3 ½ year left.
Once again, Pastor Dean Odle is teaching false futuristic explanations that originated from the Jesuits.
The 1,260 days and 42 months were pointing to the 1,260 year reign of power of the antichrist beast Popes of Rome, from 538-1798; when they caused Catholics to kill over 50 million saints, they proclaimed to be God and they proclaimed to forgive sins, which is blasphemy. Read 1,260 Years Of Great Tribulation
“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:1-2).
Another wrong idea about the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and 7 Vials is that they happen consecutively in the last seven years. What I mean by this is that some people believe that at the beginning of the last seven years the Seals are opened from one to seven. They believe that all of the Seals must be opened prior to any of the 7 Trumpets being blown. And once the 7 Trumpets are blown they are followed by the 7 Vials of Wrath. Again, this belief is based on an assumption! The Bible NEVER says it happens this way.
But history unveils prophecy, and it shows that the six seals caused the decline of the pagan Roman Empire; the seventh seal opened the trumpet judgments, which caused the fall of the pagan Roman Empire; the seventh trumpet opened the bowls judgments which are against the antichrist beast Popes and their harlot church. So once again, Pastor Dean Odle is wrong. Read Revelation Fulfillment Summary
In fact, when we look at each set of sevens in the book of Revelation, we discover that they overlap each other. They all END at the same time but they do not START at the same time. The 6th and 7th of each set reveal this:
Between the 6th and 7th Seals, we are told that the sun and moon go dark, the stars fall, the Lord Jesus returns, the rich men and captains see Jesus and want to flee from Him. That is the end. Jesus gives us the same picture about His second coming in Matthew 24:29-32 —the sun and moon go dark, the stars fall, He appears and the wicked mourn and flee.
The sun and moon in the 6th seal is not pointing to the literal sun and moon, it’s pointing to the leadership of the pagan Roman Empire being darkened from the previous seal judgments, which pointed to bloody civil wars, economic strife to pay for the Roman military, and famine and pestilence. Read Revelation 6 – 6th Seal Earthquake
The sun and moon in Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is not pointing to the literal sun and moon either, as it was pointing to the High Priest (sun), Sanhedrin (moon) and priests (stars) being removed from power in 70 A.D. by the Roman army. Read The Sun, Moon And Stars
Then, at the 7th Trumpet we see this stated in Revelation 10:7, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, THE MYSTERY OF GOD SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
In other words, everything the prophets have said about the end and the return of the Messiah Jesus Christ is FINISHED and fully revealed! No more mystery. So, the 7th Trumpet is the second coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture at the LAST TRUMP just like the Apostle Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 15.
Revelation 10 told the story of the Little Book, which is the printed Bible of the 16th century; which was badly needed after the antichrist beast Popes banned and burned the Scriptures.
And the saints, primarily the Protestant Reformers, were told to go proclaim the Gospel to the nations. This caused millions of people to be saved and they came out of the harlot Roman church. This led to worldwide missions and Bible societies, which preached the Gospel all over the world.
So once again, Pastor Dean Odle is wrong. Read Revelation 10 – The Little Book
Then, we see that the 6th and 7th Vials are also referred to as the end or the second coming of Jesus Christ at Armageddon, “And the SIXTH ANGEL poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue ARMAGEDDON. And the SEVENTH ANGEL poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, IT IS DONE” (Revelation 16:12-17).
The 6th vial is about the drying up of the Ottoman Empire, and three world wars, which would push the world into the One World Government. Read Revelation 16 – 6th Bowl Judgment
The 7th bowl is declaring that the One World Government controls the world. Read Revelation 16 – 7th Bowl Judgment
Messiah proclaimed that he’s coming back, but Pastor Dean Odle give the proper context of his return, which is most likely after WW III and the One World Government is formed, and on the fall feast of Trumpets.
So, the 7 Seals are the long story of the last days that start in the first century and END at Armageddon and the second coming of Jesus Christ. The Seven Trumpets are the shorter story beginning in 1914 and ending at Armageddon and the second coming of Jesus. And the Seven Vials are the very short story of the last days, starting in the last 3 ½ years but also ending at Armageddon or the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Though Pastor Dean Odle is giving explanations that are contrary to most futuristic explanations, they are still wrong.
Here’s a Revelation Fulfillment Summary study that will help you see the big picture of Revelation fulfillment.