Let me start by saying that the historical fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 from 27-34 AD, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse which describes events leading to the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, and most of prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years; validates the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah. Dalton’s futuristic explanations serve to hide those proofs.
The Protestant Reformers and great theologians of the 16th-19th centuries all taught the historical fulfillment of prophecy. It’s only during the few centuries that the futuristic deceptions have taken hold as the enemy has deceived even the very elect.
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. I pray that you will seek truth, not to defend a belief.
Please understand that I declare these things not because I think that I know it all, and I’m not saying that everything that Dalton Thomas teaches is false. He seems to be very sincere in his beliefs and His love for Messiah. What I’m showing is that what he teaches about prophecy fulfillment is false, because it’s based on the futuristic model that was created by the enemy to deceive the end-times saints.
I don’t proclaim this for my sake, because this isn’t about me. You can dismiss what I’m saying and defend your beliefs, but now you’re accountable and I’ve fulfilled my role as the watchman blowing the trumpet.
Dalton Thomas tells people to take five years and study the book of Revelation.
I’ve been studying prophecy fulfillment for about ten years, but you can read my new Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study book in 30 days. 🙂
He says that the seven letters are to seven communities in Asia Minor in the first century, that is specific to the moment that they are in.
Though Messiah’s message had application to the first century churches, He is writing to seven church eras which span from when the apocalyptic vision was written until Messiah returns. We are in the last church age of Laodicea, of which Messiah said is lukewarm, wretched, miserable, naked, poor and blind.
Dalton Thomas says that Revelation is not just about understanding end-times events.
That is true as Revelation describes what His saints faced from when it was written until He returns. Most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years. But Dalton isn’t telling you that!
He says that chapters 6-20 cover the beginning of the tribulation until the end.
No, they describe the seal judgments which were about the decline of the Roman Empire. They are about the trumpet judgments when army after army was sent against the Roman Empire, leading to it’s fall. But Dalton isn’t telling you that!
Dalton Thomas says that the two witnesses in Revelation are two men who face the future antichrist.
That is inaccurate, as it’s the Scriptures and the saints, who witnessed against the antichrist beast Popes of Rome. The Popes were so relentless at burning the Scriptures and killing the saints, that in May 1514, they proclaimed that they were dead.
And then exactly 3 1/2 years later, Martin Luther posted His 95 Thesis which sparked the Reformation and the saints came back to life. They translated the Scriptures into English and other languages and with the advent of the printing press, the ‘little book’ of Revelation 10 witnessed about salvation through Messiah, not the Popes.
He says that Revelation 13 describes the the rising up of the antichrist who will reign in power for 3 1/2 years.
He got the first part right, as it’s about the antichrist beast Popes who were given civil and ecclesiastic authority in 538 AD. But they reigned in power for 1,260 years, not 3 1/2 years.
Dalton Thomas says that Mystery Babylon, the harlot of Revelation 17, will split the saints blood.
They already did Dalton. How is it that you don’t know that the antichrist beast Popes used Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition?
He brought up people’s question about whether Revelation is symbolic or literal? He doesn’t thank that is a good question to ask. He says that we should ask what does it mean?
Dalton Thomas says that almost every single symbol in the book of Revelation is interpreted within the text itself, in the book of Revelation, which removes the burden of needing to interpret it.
That is inaccurate as most of the symbolic terms are found in the Old Testament. Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is like a test to see if you’ve studied the whole Word.
Messiah used symbols to point to a literal fulfillment. So if you think that it’s all symbolic like Preterists do, then you won’t see the fulfillment. Or if you think that it’s all literal, like futurists do, then you won’t see the fulfillment. The symbols point to a literal fulfillment.
Dalton Thomas says that the seven lampstands is a minor symbol in Revelation. He says that the two witnesses are two men, it’s not symbolic.
This is what happens when you don’t look to see how the symbols are pointing to a literal fulfillment. Messiah said that the seven lampstands are the seven churches, so the two candlesticks (lampstands) in Revelation 11 are two churches. Messiah is pointing to the two church eras which existed during the 1,260 year reign of the antichrist beast Popes from 538-1798, Thyatira and Sardis.
And isn’t it interesting that Messiah’s proclamation to the church era of Sardis is that they are ‘dead?’ But then He gave them instructions to come back to life, to begin proclaiming the Gospel and witnessing against the antichrist beast Popes again.
Dalton says that the text in Revelation 17 says that the seven heads are seven empires.
No, it does not say that! It points to ten kingdoms, not empires. There’s a big difference, as Daniel defines four empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.
They are the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire, which the Pope, the little horn of Daniel 7, took control in the sixth century.
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.
The more I watch the explanations of Dalton Thomas, the more frustrated I get. He comes across as a sincere person, who has the look of a Jew, so I think that people blindly trust him. But his explanations are deceiving people!
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because 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.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.