This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Brenda Weltner called Fitting the 2 Witnesses into Daniel’s 70th Week.
Someone commented on my The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded Introduction Part Two video, saying that Brenda Weltner also teaches about the 70th Week Of Daniel.
When I looked through the video titles of her YouTube, I saw this video and it stuck me as odd since she’s inserting the two witnesses into the 70th week of Daniel 9.
Brenda Weltner says that the last half of the 70th week will be fulfilled during 3 1/2 years in the end times.
First of all, the last half of the 70th week was fulfilled after the first half.
It’s absurd to insert a 2000 year time gap into a 490 year prophecy!
John the Baptist, Messiah and His disciples preached repentance and proclaimed the Gospel to the Israelites during the first half of the prophecy.
In the middle of the seven years, Messiah confirmed the everlasting covenant as the Spotless Passover Lamb in the middle of the seven years of the 70th week, rose again and ascended to heaven.
Then during the last half of the 70th week, the disciples proclaimed the Gospel to the Jews. 3,000 were saved on the day of Pentecost and more were added daily.
Messiah’s Ekklesia, His Church, is founded on believers from the House of Israel who came to faith during the seven years of the 70th week of Daniel 9.
The second half is not fulfilled in the end times as Brenda Weltner proclaims.
Secondly, all of the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation that point to 1260-days, 42-months; 1290 days and 1335 days; and time, times and half a time; have already been fulfilled.
They pointed to the 1260-year reign of power of the popes of Rome from 538-1798 AD.
Brenda Weltner applies abomination of desolation that’s mentioned in the Olivet Discourse to end times, and says that it will start the 3 1/2 years.
Matthew wrote to a Jewish audience who understood the reference in Daniel 8, to Grecian leader Antiochus Epiphanes surrounding Jerusalem with his army to take the temple captive. Luke wrote to a gentile audience who may not understand that reference, so he defined what the abomination of desolation is in Luke 21:20, “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
This took place in November 66 AD, when Cestius and his army surrounded Jerusalem to take it captive. Then for no explained reason, they left, which gave the saints the opportunity to flee to the mountains for safety, before the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, during which 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Brenda Weltner seems to apply most of the prophecies in Revelation to the end times.
The truth is that most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, as the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom have fought against Messiah and His saints.
The pagan Roman Emperors tried to wipe out the early church, killing millions. The Roman Popes banned and burned the Scriptures and caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition. These are the things that Messiah is pointing to in His apocalyptic vision.
Brenda Weltner says that two witnesses, Elijah and Moses, will appear during 3 1/2 years of a supposed end-times 70th week of Daniel 9 and minister to the Jews.
The two witnesses are the Scriptures and the saints, who testified against the antichrist beast popes during their 1,260-year reign of power.
Messiah said that the Scriptures testify about Him and that His disciples are His witnesses. The popes banned and burned the Scriptures and caused tens of millions of Messiah’s saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
The popes were so relentless, that in May 1514 AD, they proclaimed that all of Christendom was under their authority, and that there were no witnesses left against them. And they celebrated with great feasts.
Then 3 1/2 years later, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis which sparked the Protestant Reformation and brought the saints back to life.
With the timely advent of the printing press, the ‘little book’ of Revelation 10, the printed Bible, was spread around the world.
The Reformers proclaimed the Gospel and millions of Catholics were redeemed for the kingdom. Then worldwide missions and Bible Societies proclaimed the Gospel around the world.
I pray that this posts helps wake you up, so that you can see how the enemy has deceived the end-times saints, for Messiah’s return draw nigh and you don’t want to be caught off-guard like the foolish virgins who don’t have the oil of Scriptural truth to light their way.
On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s of my books and links to order printed books; to help you understand the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the apocalyptic vision in Revelation.