On 01/14/21, I published my Revelation Timeline Decoded book.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, that uses symbols and layers to hide the fulfillment. Old Testament symbols point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden. 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.
This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study lists the Revelation Verse Studies.
These overview studies help you understand the apocalyptic vision.
The first key to understanding the fulfillment of Revelation is to see that it’s written from John’s perspective, so that we have a reference when it comes to the ‘great city,’ the eight kings of Revelation 17, etc. Read Revelation Is From John’s Perspective
Messiah used symbols that are defined in the Old Testament, to point to a literal historical fulfillment.
If you haven’t read the whole Word, then you can’t see the vision. Read Revelation Is Symbolic And Literal
Then read Revelation Symbols Defined
There are several times of great tribulation which have occurred in history, but people mistakenly lump them all together. Read Times Of Great Tribulation In Daniel And Revelation
We can look back to see how prophecies have been fulfilled in exacting detail. Read History Unveils Prophecy
Daniel’s End Times Beast
Daniel 2 and 7 describes four beast kingdoms; Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The fourth beast kingdom of Rome stays in power until Messiah returns to destroy it. John picks up the narrative of the Roman beast in Revelation.
The apocalyptic vision is written in a way that hides the message from those who shouldn’t understand it.
Revelation 1-22 is not one chronological narrative. It has four chronological narratives, all of which span from the first century until Messiah returns. When you overlay the narratives on top of each other, then you see the complete vision.
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Then read Revelation Is A Layered War Manual
Revelation Layer One
In the first chronological layer of Revelation, John gives overviews of the three different phases of the Roman beast kingdom, which Satan uses to fight against Messiah and His saints.
The pagan Roman Emperors ruled the Roman beast kingdom until 476 AD. This was the ‘deadly head wound’ as the office ceased to exist.
The antichrist beast Popes rose to power over the ten civil kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire, and ruled for 1,260 years from 538-1798 AD. They took to the Emperors title of Pontifex Maximus, leader of church and state, healing the deadly head wound.
The false prophet Jesuit Superior General rose to power out of the land (earth) of the Vatican, and has controlled the Roman beast kingdom since 1798 AD. When the White Pope was removed from power, he was wounded by the sword, but his office continued to exist (live).
The Black Pope controls the world through many front organizations, while hiding his power under the guise of a priest of Messiah.
Revelation Layer Two
In the second chronological layer of Revelation, John describes seven church eras which span from the first century until Messiah returns. You can see how the church eras match up with the phase of the Roman beast kingdom. We are in the last church age of Laodicea.
Read The Hour Of Temptation In Revelation 3:10 – NEW!
Revelation Layer Three
In the third chronological layer of Revelation, John gives the narrative of the seals, trumpets, bowls, the little book and the two witnesses; so that you can see how they match up with the phase of the Roman beast kingdom, and how they line up with seven church eras.
I also added the little horn of Daniel 7, the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the iron-clay feet of Daniel 2; so that you can see how they were fulfilled chronologically.
The bowl judgments were against the pagan Roman Empire, as Satan used the Emperors to persecute the saints, killing millions.
- Revelation 6 – 1st Seal White Horse
- Revelation 6 – 2nd Seal Red Horse
- Revelation 6 – 3rd Seal Black Horse
- Revelation 6 – 4th Seal Pale Horse
- Revelation 6 – 5th Seal Martyrs
- Revelation 6 – 6th Seal Earthquake
Satan found out that Messiah’s church grows the most under persecution, so he caused Emperor Constantine to end the persecutions, to seek to destroy Messiah’s church from within, by creating the Roman Catholic Church. This led to a falling away from the true Scriptural faith.
The Trumpet Judgments are against the pagan Roman Empire, which Satan used to persecute the saints. The trumpets represent army after army being sent against the Roman kingdom.
- Revelation 8 – 1st Trumpet
- Revelation 8 – 2nd Trumpet
- Revelation 8 – 3rd Trumpet
- Revelation 8 – 4th Trumpet
Daniel and Paul pointed to the Popes rising to power over the fallen Roman Empire.
The Roman beast kingdom (iron) has used the Muslim kingdom (clay) to carry out its agenda.
Trumpet judgments continued against the pagan Roman Empire, as the Muslim and Turkish armies were sent to desolate apostate Christians.
The era of the Protestant Reformation was an epic time in the history of Messiah’s church.
The printed Bible was needed after the antichrist beast Popes banned and burned the Scriptures during the Dark Ages.
Martin Luther compared what the Pope teaches against Scripture, and determined that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate church, and not part of Messiah’s temple of believers.
The Scriptures and the Saints both testified against the antichrist beast Popes during their reign of power. By 1514 AD, the Popes considered the two witnesses as good as dead. And then exactly 3 1/2 years later, Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis that sparked the Protestant Reformation, which brought the two witnesses back to life.
Revelation 14 points to the harvest of souls during the Protestant Reformation, and the judgment which came upon Catholics.
The bowl judgments are against the antichrist beast Pope and the harlot Roman Catholic Church.
- Revelation 16 – 1st Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – 2nd Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – 3rd Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – 4th Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – 5th Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – 6th Bowl Judgment
- Revelation 16 – Three Unclean Spirits
- Revelation 16 – 7th Bowl Judgment
Revelation Layer Four
In the fourth chronological layer of Revelation, John helps us see how the antichrist beast Popes, who lead the harlot church of Rome, rose to power our of the fallen Roman Empire; and how the harlot church will be desolated.
The End Of The Timeline
After the One World Government of the 7th bowl, and after the judgment of the harlot church of Rome, Messiah will return for His bride. HalleluYah!
What’s Not On The Revelation Timeline
These false prophecy concepts are not part of the fulfillment of Revelation.
How The Roman Beast Kingdom Took Control
Exposing False Prophecy Fulfillment Teachers
I don’t expose their false teachings for my sake, because this isn’t about me. I really don’t like carrying out this role, but my calling is to teach the historical fulfillment of prophecy and to expose the false, futuristic deceptions which were created by the enemy to fool the end-times saints.
Part of that is exposing the false prophecy fulfillment teachings of today’s popular teachers, to try to help them and their followers see the glorious truth of prophecy fulfillment. I’m not saying that they’re doing it on purpose as they seem very sincere in your love for Messiah, but the net effect is the same.
The concept of a future 70th week of Daniel 9, in which a one-man antichrist appears and most of Revelation is fulfilled, is a deception from the enemy. I know that sounds crazy since most people teach these concepts, but the enemy has worked hard to mislead the end-times saints so that even the very elect are deceived.