This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Dalton Thomas of FAI STUDIOS, called ‘THE RAPTURE & ENDURANCE OF THE SAINTS // Not a Single Bible Verse Teaches a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
I’ll start this video review by declaring that not a single Bible verse teaches an end-times 70th week of Daniel 9, which is the basis of Dalton’s false prophecy fulfillment explanations.
Though I agree with Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson that there will not be a pretribulation rapture, but their argument is based on false prophecy fulfillment explanations.
The pre-trib / mid-trib / post-trib rapture debate is based on the concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, but that is a deception to fool the end times saints.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.
Read 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios points to Matthew 24:29, saying that it’s about Messiah’s return.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
It’s amazing to me that Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson don’t understand that the Old Testament has several examples of the darkening of heavenly bodies symbolizing a leadership system being removed from power.
In the Olivet Discourse, it’s pointing to the Jewish High Priest (sun), Sanhedrin (moon) and priests (stars) either being killed or taken captive during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, in that generation just like Messiah proclaimed.
Read Sun, Moon And Stars
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios points to Matthew 24:30, saying that it’s describing a cosmic disturbance.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
This verse appears to be about Messiah’s return, but it’s not, because the fulfillment timeline is not about the end times. It’s describing Messiah coming in judgment of the Jewish nation which rejected Him and delivered Him up to be killed.
The Jewish High Priest delivered Messiah up to be killed, in order to try to save the Jewish nation from being desolated by the Romans. Messiah flipped the script and caused the mighty Roman army to desolate the Jewish nation, destroying their city, their temple and the Jewish leadership system.
Read Coming In The Clouds
Dalton Thomas said that it’s the fulfillment of Daniel 7:13-14.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
I agree that Daniel 7:13-14 points to Messiah, but not how Joel describes.
Messiah came in power and glory to desolate the Jewish nation. Messiah’s ministry and death fulfilled the types that pointed to Him, which led to Him establishing His Father’s kingdom.
With the city of Jerusalem desolated, Messiah set up His kingdom of saints, both Jews and gentiles, who are called Holy Jerusalem.
With the temple in Jerusalem destroyed, Messiah set up the temple that’s made without hands in which His Father dwells, as Messiah is the cornerstone, the disciples are the foundation and the saints are the stones which make up the walls.
With the Jewish High Priest removed from power, Messiah ministers for His Ekklesia of saints from the Heavenly Temple as our High Priest who intercedes for us.
Since the first century, Messiah’s kingdom has grown into a great mountain of people who long for His return.
Read Messiah’s Kingdom
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios cites 2 Thessalonians 2 to describe the order of events which lead to Messiah’s return.
Dalton says that before Messiah returns for his saints, there will be a falling away and that the man of sin, the son of perdition will be revealed. That seems to prove that there will be no pretrib rapture before those events.
But it’s all a false premise, as the falling away that the Apostle Paul was warning about, took place in the fourth century when Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops codified Roman Christianity, which is full of manmade concepts and a perversion of the Scriptural faith.
Sadly, after centuries of persecution, some fell away from the Scriptural faith and joined with the apostate church of Rome. Read The Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2
The man of sin, the son of perdition, has already been revealed to people who have eyes to see; for it is the office of the papacy, the popes of Rome, who cause Catholics to break the ten commandments and be lost in their sins.
The popes proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, thus they sit in the temple. The popes have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and provide salvation, which is blasphemy.
Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
Read We Know The Antichrist Beast, False Prophet And Harlot Of Revelation By Their Fruit
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios proclaims that Revelation 12 describes Satan being cast out of heaven in the end times, and that his time is short, which puts in motion the antichrist and the great tribulation.
Revelation 12 is about the Satan-empowered pagan Roman Empire, which he used to persecute Messiah’s saints during ten persecution periods. The birth of Messiah’s early church was painful, especially at the end (like child birth) when Emperor Diocletian sought to wipe out Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints. Revelation 12 has nothing to do with the end times or the antichrist. Read Revelation 12 – The Roman Empire Beast Phase
The time of great tribulation for the saints came in the narrative of Revelation 13, when the popes of Rome rose to power out of the sea of people, out of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire. The antichrist beast popes caused Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition; during their 1,260-year reign of power from 538-1798 AD. Read Revelation 13 – The Roman Sea Beast Phase
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios says that the concept of a pretribulation rapture is based on a new teaching that you will not find in church history.
The same is true of the futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment which Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson teach.
It’s only been during the last few centuries that people have believed that the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and most of Revelation is fulfilled during the last few years.
Before that, the saints believed that the 70th week of Daniel 9 and Olivet Discourse were fulfilled in the first century, and that the prophecies in Revelation have been in the process of being fulfilled since it was written.
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios says that there will be consequences for people who believe in a pretrib rapture, when tribulation starts.
The same is true of those who believe the futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment which Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson teach.
They are following a false script so that they don’t understand how the end times will play out and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return. They are like the foolish virgins who don’t have the oil of Scriptural truth to light their way.
There may be severe consequences, as they don’t understand that the office of the papacy, the popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the antichrist beast of Revelation.
After the worldwide economy collapses and nobody can buy and sell, they may revere the pope who offers a One World Government financial solution. If people esteem him as a ‘christian’ leader, they may revere (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the pope to join so that they can buy and sell again. If they do, they will have the mark of the beast on them.
The teachings of Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson effectively hide the antichrist and what is the mark of the beast, so that believers may make bad decisions which have severe consequences.
Read The Fulfillments Of The Mark Of The Beast
Watch: The Antichrist Is Hidden In Plain Sight
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios says that the pretrib rapture doctrine is influenced by demons.
That’s amazing ironic as it’s the futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment, which Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson teach, which is influenced by Satan and his demons.
The Society of Jesus, which is really the Society of Satan, created the futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations in order to deflect blame away from the Satan-empowered popes of Rome. This did this because the Protestant Reformers were rightly proclaiming 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 ‘beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
During the last century, these Satanic deceptions have gained a stronghold because they’ve been taught at esteemed seminaries like Dallas Theological Seminary, so that the leaven of the enemy’s deceptions has spread around the world.
Read How The Deceptions Spread
Watch The Antichrist And False Prophet Beasts Of Revelation 13
Dalton Thomas of FAI Studios cites 1 Thessalonians 4:13 and says that ignorance and deception are associated with a false rapture teaching.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
The sad irony of this statement is that Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson contribute to the saints being ignorant and deceived.
Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach a futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.
The explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas serve to deflect blame away from the enemy in Rome, and to mislead the end-times saints so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times will play out, and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return.
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