Dalton Thomas points to plagues and pestilence of the Olivet Discourse taking place in the future.
All that Messiah proclaimed in His Olivet Discourse was fulfilled in that generation of Jews who continued in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and delivered His Son up to be killed.
Famine and pestilence took place in the first century. Acts 11:27-29 alludes to the famine in the time of Claudius.
Somehow, Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson don’t comprehend the punishment of the Jewish nation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, which desolated Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation. All of the things that Messiah described in His Olivet Discourse can be accounted for in the first century.
Dalton Thomas points to a future time of Jacob’s Trouble, when an army lays siege to Jerusalem.
It’s amazing to me that Dalton, who is so focused on the Jews and Israel, fails to understand the judgment of the Jewish nation in the first century.
Daniel 12:1 says, And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
The Jews who believed in Messiah were delivered from the calamity as they heeded Messiah’s warning in His Olivet Discourse and fled to the mountains for safety. The unbelieving Jews stayed in Jerusalem, and during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD there was a time of trouble for the Jewish nation when 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Dalton Thomas points to abomination of desolation taking place in Jerusalem, the seals being torn and the death of 1/4 of earths population.
The abomination of desolation in Messiah’s Olivet Discourse took place in 66 AD, when Cestius and his army surrounded the temple and were ready to take Jerusalem captive. They left for no explained reason, which gave Messiah’s saints the opportunity to flee to the mountains for safety.
But the unbelieving Jews stayed in Jerusalem, and 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.
This was punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and delivering His Son up to be killed. It all took place in that generation just like Messiah proclaimed!
The seals are about the judgment of the pagan Roman Empire who Satan used to persecute Messiah’s saints. They are not about the end times. Read Revelation 6 – 7 Seals Overview
Dalton Thomas points to prophecy being primarily about Israel being attacked.
This is classic dispensationalism! In the book of Romans, Paul declares that not all Israel is Israel. He is declaring that a true Israelite is one who has a covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father through Messiah.
Revelations is about Israel being attacked, as Satan has used the leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior General) to persecute Messiah’s saints, thus they are attacking Israel.
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Dalton Thomas points to bowls against armies that seek to annihilate the Jewish people.
The bowl judgments in Revelation are against Catholics who revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Pope.
The 1st Bowl was poured out when the Jesuits caused the foul and loathsome sore of atheism to spread across France. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. Elohim allowed the abomination of atheism to turn the French people away from the Papal Church.
The 2nd Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits incited the French people to revolt against the Catholic Church leaders and France’s leaders, and their heads rolled. During the French Revolution 250,000 were killed in the very places that the French Protestants had been killed. Water symbolically represents people. In this case, it represents the French people in the large cities being killed.
The 3rd Bowl was poured out as the bloody French Revolution spread out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.
The 4th Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. The ‘sun’ represents the mighty military leader Napoleon, who within the space of eight years, scorched every kingdom in Europe, from Naples to Berlin, and from Lisbon to Moscow. Elohim used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers. But the leaders of the countries did not repent, they blasphemed Elohim for His punishment.
The 5th Bowl was poured out on the ‘seat of the beast,’ as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 AD. Shortly after the French Revolution, the Papal States were invaded by French forces, and they removed Pope Pius VI, who died in exile in Valence (France) in 1799. Their 1,260-year reign was ended by the hand of Elohim, but they repented not. They blasphemed Elohim because of the pains and sores of losing their authority.
Dalton Thomas points to Revelation being fulfilled during the last 42 months.
The 42 months prophetically points to the 1260-year reign of power of the Popes of Rome from 538-1798 AD. Most of Revelation has already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years.
Dalton’s whole narrative of prophecy fulfillment is off target. He is an expert at teaching the futuristic explanations which were created by the Jesuits to deflect blame away from the Popes, as the Protestant Reformers all proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible 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.
Dalton Thomas is well-spoken and seems very smart and sincere. But his explanations reveal that he is misled. I pray that he comes to learn the glorious truth about the fulfillment of Revelation, for in it we see the glory of Messiah.
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