This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Amir Tsarfati, called The Book of Revelation.
Book description: Join Amir for a teaching on the Book of Revelation. There is a lot of confusion about what is happening in our world today and the events described in the Book of Revelation. This confusion has resulted in the belief that we, The Church, will be going through part or all of the events of the Seven Year Tribulation described in the Book of Revelation.
In the description of Amir’s video about Revelation we see a reference to the supposed Seven Year Tribulation. That tells me that his explanations about Revelation are based on a false foundation, on a supposed futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, so he won’t offer truth about Revelation.
It really is as simple as that! When you understand the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 by Messiah, you know that it’s not about the end times or the antichrist.
Amir Tsarfati read Revelation 1:1 and 1:3, but missed Messiah’s statement.
Messiah tells us in the first three verses that the prophecies would be to be fulfilled shortly, yet Amir assigns them to the end times.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John. Revelation 1:1
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3
Most of Revelation has been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, but Amir is not telling you that!
Read this Revelation Fulfillment Summary
Amir Tsarfati points to Matthew 24:3, applying the end of the age to the end times.
Messiah’s Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 was about the desolation of Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation, in that generation of Jews. It was their punishment for continuing in their rebellion against the Father and for rejecting their promised Messiah and delivering him up to be killed.
All of the things that Messiah described can be validated as being fulfilled in that generation, by Scripture and the witness of Jewish-Roman historian Josephus.
If you’re seeking for truth, and not to defend a belief, this book will prove out the fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse. It will help you see that it’s not about the end times so that you’re not misled about the fulfillment of Revelation, as we await Messiah’s promised return.
Amir Tsarfati points to the to the ‘restrainer‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2 being removed in the future.
Paul is pointing to the Roman Emperor, who prevented the man of sin, the son of perdition, the antichrist beast Popes from taking power over the Roman beast kingdom. The Western Roman Emperor was removed from power during the fourth trumpet judgment in 476 AD, and shortly afterward the Popes were given civil authority in 538 AD.
The Popes of Rome have already proclaimed to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins and to provide salvation, which is blasphemy. They already sit in the temple, as they pretend to lead Messiah’s ‘one true Church.’ But they teach a false Gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, which is antichrist.
They cause Catholics to see by calling them Father, by making and bowing to idols, by praying to dead people, by killing the saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, by making repetitious prayers, by praying to Mary as their supposed intercessor.
Amir Tsarfati say that after Revelation 4, the church isn’t mentioned anymore.
First of all, that’s based on a misunderstanding of Messiah’s letters to the seven churches, as Messiah is pointing to seven church eras which exist from when Revelation was written until Messiah returns. So the saints are present during the whole narrative.
Revelation points to the 144,000 being sealed before army after army are sent against the Roman Empire during the trumpet judgments.
Revelation 13 clearly says that the antichrist beast is given power to make war with the saints. The antichrist beast Popes caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
Revelation 19 says that the bride has made herself ready, meaning that she has come out of the impurity of man’s teachings.
Amir Tsarfati says that Revelation 12 is about modern Israel.
He says that the people in the modern state of Israel will be protected from the one-man antichrist during his 3 1/2 years of tribulation, as they will be protected in the desert.
Revelation 12 is about Messiah’s Ekklesia, which was made up of Jews and Gentiles, who were persecuted by the pagan Roman Emperors. It’s talking about Satan the dragon trying to wipe out Messiah’s Ekklesia. It’s not about the end times.
Amir Tsarfati takes all of Revelation literally.
As you can see on this chart of his, everything is taken literally.
An example is the sky being rolled like a scroll in the sixth seal. It’s not pointing to the literal sky, but rather to political upheaval in the mighty Roman Empire, so that the Emperor (sun), Senate (moon) and many leaders (stars) where agitated as they saw the Empire falling.
Amir Tsarfati says that Revelation 17 is pointing to a world religious system.
But he fails to connect the dots, as it’s pointing to the worldwide influence of the Roman Catholic Church. How does he miss it? Her Cardinals and Archbishops wear purple and scarlet and silk. Her priests use the golden cup during the blasphemous Eucharist ceremony. Catholic have been used to kill millions of saints.
She is led by the antichrist beast Popes, who come in the name of Messiah, but teach concepts which are contrary to Messiah, thus they are antichrist.
Amir seems like a sincere, likable man, but his prophecy fulfillment explanations are way off the mark. They are effectively deflecting blame away from the antichrist beast Pope and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General. I pray that he’s led to the truth, so that he can use his platform for the glory of our beloved Messiah.
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.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.