This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by A Voice In The Desert called The Antichrist Fights Against Christians.
It only takes 21 seconds for A Voice In The Desert to give false explanations about Revelation 13:7; Daniel 7:21-25; Daniel 8:24; and Daniel 12:7. Why do I proclaim that? Because they’re applying all of those verses to a futuristic one-man antichrist, which is a deception from the enemy.
Did you know that the Protestant Reformers all proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes, fulfill prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome?
Did you know that in the 16th century, the Jesuits were empowered by the Pope to counter the Reformation? They created false, futuristic explanation of prophecy fulfillment which says that most of Revelation is fulfilled during the last seven years and points to a one-man antichrist to deflect blame away from the Pope.
During the last century, the enemy has pushed aside the witness of the saints who have gone before us and promoted their false futuristic explanations, which now mislead most believers. They’re hiding that most of Revelation has been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years and that there’s not much left to occur before Messiah returns. I pray that you will seek truth, not defend a belief so that you’re prepared.
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A Voice In The Desert points to Revelation 13:7
It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
The sea beast of Revelation 13 is describing the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, who rose to power over the Roman beast kingdom after it split into ten civil kingdoms.
The Popes reigned in power for 1260-years, from 538-1798 AD. They made war with the saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, killing tens of millions.
A Voice In The Desert is misleading people by pointing a futuristic one-man antichrist.
Read 1,260 Years Of Great Tribulation
A Voice In The Desert points to Daniel 8:24
And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Daniel 8:20-21 tells us that the context is about the kingdoms of Medo-Persia and Greece, so he’s not pointing to an end-times antichrist.
The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
A Voice In The Desert points to Daniel 7:21-25
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
The Little Horn of Daniel 7 points to the Pope of Rome, rising to power over the fallen Roman Empire.
It is describing a man who controls the Roman beast. The ten horns of the fourth beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into ten civil kingdoms, and that a little horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.
Daniel foretold that the little horn, the Popes of Rome would speak against Elohim, and they proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and to provide salvation, which is blasphemy.
A Voice In The Desert points to Daniel 12:7
Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
This prophecy is pointing to the time of the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation (the holy people) were desolated. This was their punishment for continuing in their rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering Messiah up to be killed.
The Jews who believed in Messiah heeded Messiah’s warning about the abomination of desolation, which took place in 66 AD, when Cestius and his army came to Jerusalem to end the Jewish rebellion. This was foretold in Luke 21:20-21.
Messiah’s saints in Judea saw the sign, and knew that they needed to take the first opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella for safety. That opportunity came when Cestius and his army left Jerusalem for no explained reason. Messiah’s saints urgently left Jerusalem like Messiah told them to, but the Jews stayed.
Then three strong divisions of the Roman army were sent to Judea, which led to 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Daniel 12 is not about the end times as A Voice In The Desert is proclaiming.
Read The Olivet Discourse Deception
The people at A Voice In The Desert are either woefully deceived about prophecy fulfillment or they’re wolves who are purposely misleading people.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
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