Dalton Thomas says that the mark of the beast is only mentioned in Revelation 13.
How does he make this statement? The mark of the beast is also mentioned in Revelation 14:9-11, Revelation 15:2, Revelation 16:2, Revelation 19:20 and Revelation 20:4.
Some of the references to the mark of the beast have already been fulfilled, as Catholic countries obeyed the antichrist beast Pope’s command to kill the saints. 1.3 billion Catholics have the mark of the beast as they revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Pope of Rome.
Dalton Thomas says 2 Thessalonians 2 and Matthew 24 describe the context of the mark of the beast.
2 Thessalonians 2 describes the falling away from the faith when Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops codified Romanism, Roman Christianity, which is based on the Babylonian Mystery Religion with the veneer of the Scriptural faith. After centuries of persecution, many fell away from the true faith and joined with the Roman church.
The restrainer Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD, as part of the fourth trumpet judgment, which led to the son of perdition Popes taking power in 538 AD.
The Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, is about the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation, in that generation just like Messiah proclaimed. This was punishment for them continuing in their rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering Messiah up to be killed.
Within a generation, forty years, of Messiah declaring His Olivet Discourse, the unbelieving Jews were desolated during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Dalton Thomas says that the mark of the beast starts with the abomination of desolation then 42 month period.
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!
Dalton Thomas points to a middle eastern tyrannic dictator
This is a false narrative based on his futuristic explanations of the fulfillment of Revelation. Daniel foretold that the last beast kingdom which endures until Messiah returns is the Roman Empire. Satan has used its leaders (pagan Roman Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) to make war with Messiah’s saints.
All of the Protestant Reformers 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 says that Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Messiah, Paul and John all point to a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.
Daniel points to the second temple which was built to prepare the way for Messiah, so he’s not talking about an end-times temple.
Messiah in His Olivet Discourse is pointing to the desolation of the second temple which He just came out of, so he’s not talking about an end-times temple.
Paul is pointing to the spiritual temple in which the Heavenly Father dwells. Messiah is the cornerstone, the disciples are the foundation and the saints are the stones which make up the walls. The son of perdition Popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s Church, the temple, but they teach a false Gospel and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father. 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
John is also pointing to the spiritual temple. For example in Revelation 11:1-2 it says to measure the temple to see who is a part of Messiah’s church, and who is a gentile. Martin Luther fulfilled this mandate when he compared what the Popes teach against the rule of Scripture, and he found that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate church, the harlot church of Revelation 17. Read Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
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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