This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Dalton Thomas of FAI STUDIOS, called ‘Greatest Event in Human History-The 7th Trumpet – The Greatest Event in Human History-The 7th Trumpet .’
Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 29: The Greatest Event in Human History—The 7th Trumpet and the Return of Jesus – Dalton Thomas.
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 says that the 7th trumpet is the most significant event in natural history, as it brings the present age to a close.
First of all, it does not bring the present age to a close, it brings on the vial judgments against the antichrist beast Popes and those who revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the Pope.
Secondly, the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel was the most significant event in natural history, as in it our Messiah died, rose again, ascended to heaven and promised to return for His saints. But Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson teach that the 70th week of Daniel 9 is yet to be fulfilled during a futuristic seven-year tribulation period, which steal glory away from Messiah. Read 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
Dalton Thomas points to future seals, trumpets and bowls, and great tribulation period.
Messiah tells us in the first verse of Revelation that these ‘things must shortly come to pass,‘ and in the third verse ‘for the time is at hand.’
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. Read Revelation Timeline Decoded
Dalton Thomas says that the books of Revelation have an illogical structure, that flow from one topic to another.
The book of Revelation is a war manual, which is designed to hide the message from people who should not understand it. The structure is not illogical at all, quite the contrary, as it gives four chronological narratives which are fulfilled from the first century until Messiah returns.
Here’s a graphic which outlines the four chronological layers on a timeline. Click on the image for better resolution. When you overlay the layers onto a timeline, you see the whole vision. Read Revelation Is A Layered War Manual
Dalton Thomas says that if Revelation 11 points to the temple being trampled, then it’s pointing to a literal temple.
He says that when it says earthquake, it’s a real earthquake; when it says the two witnesses bodies are dead in the streets, it’s the bodies of two literal men, who speak fire out of their mouths. He says to not interpret Revelation, just read it. He says to not contort it.
Messiah uses symbols in the apocalyptic vision to point to a literal fulfillment. If you take Revelation literally, like Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson do, then you miss the fulfillment. If you take Revelation symbolically, like Preterists do, then you miss the fulfillment.
The book of Revelation is both symbolic and literal. If one has not studied the Old Testament, they probably don’t understand the definition of the symbols, which means that they cannot understand the literal fulfillment. I think that it is our Father’s way of testing us to see if we read His whole Word. Read Revelation Is Symbolic And Literal
Dalton Thomas says that Messiah begins His earthly reign on earth at the seventh trumpet.
The seventh trumpet opens up the seven vial judgments against the antichrist beast Popes and those who revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the Pope. The first four vial judgments were against the countries of France and Spain, who had obeyed the Pope in persecuting Messiah’s saints.
The fifth vial judgment caused the antichrist beast Pope to be removed from power in 1798 AD, ending his 1,260-year reign of power. We’re in the sixth vial judgment right now, waiting on a few more events before Messiah returns for His saints. Read Revelation Fulfillment Timeline Summary
Dalton Thomas says that Olivet Discourse proclaims that when Messiah returns, that He established his throne in Jerusalem.
Nowhere in Messiah’s Olivet Discourse does in mention His throne being established in Jerusalem.
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD when the Romans desolated Jerusalem, the temple, and the Jewish nation. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
We need to take Messiah at His Word and look at how the things that He described were about the Jewish nation, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples.
It all led to 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. Read The Olivet Discourse Deception
Dalton Thomas says that the timing of the future great tribulation is 1260 days, and that Daniel 12 gives a mysterious fulfillment of 1290 and 1335 days.
There’s not just one time of great tribulation in New Testament prophecy. The great tribulation that Messiah spoke about in His Olivet Discourse, but that was about the judgment of the Jewish nation, in that generation just like Messiah proclaimed. 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.
Daniel understood that the Jewish leaders would deliver Messiah up to be killed and Daniel 9:26 declares that Jerusalem and the temple will be desolated as punishment for their abominations. In Daniel 12, he gives the additional information that he received about the desolation of the Jewish nation.
There was 1,290 days between the abomination of desolation taking place in 66 AD until Jerusalem was flooded by the Roman army in 70 AD. The siege lasted 45 days, when it ended suddenly as the last stronghold of Jews surrendered. Read Daniel 12 Fulfillment
The time of great tribulation in Revelation took place during 1,260 years (one day = one prophetic year in this case), when the antichrist beast Popes killed tens of millions of saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, from 538-1798 AD.
Dalton Thomas says that a lot of Christians today can’t understand the context of Messiah’s second coming because they’re following non-Biblical teaching.
That’s ironic, as the futuristic explanations of the 70th week of Daniel 9, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse and Revelation, that Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson are teaching; are all based on the non-Biblical teaching of the Jesuits of Rome who created the false, futuristic narratives to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Pope!
Most people have been misled in the end-times with these false, futuristic explanations; so that they don’t understand the context of Messiah’s return. Read How The Deceptions Spread
Dalton Thomas says that Messiah returns at the last trump, pointing to the seventh trumpet of Revelation.
Messiah is pointing to the fall Feast of Trumpets in the seventh Scriptural month, not to the trumpet war judgments against the enemy. The trumpets of Revelation are war judgments against apostate people.
The seventh trumpet of Revelation has already blown and Messiah did not return. We have to wait until the seventh vial judgment is fulfilled for Messiah to return.
Dalton Thomas points to the falling away and son of perdition as needing to take place before Messiah returns.
The ‘falling away’ that the Apostle Paul was pointing to, happened in the 4th century when Satan used Roman Emperor Constantine to create Roman Christianity, which is contrary to Scripture and is based on pagan-god worship. Many of the saints compromised their faith to join with Rome, after hundreds of years of harsh persecution.
The ‘restrainer’ that the Apostle Paul was pointing to was the Western Roman Emperor, who prevented the Pope’s from taking power. When the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D., the Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic authority shortly afterwards in 538 A.D. The Popes have proclaimed to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins and to provide salvation; all of which is blasphemy. Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
I pray that Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas find the truth about prophecy fulfillment, for they are declaring things which they will regret when they stand before Messiah.
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.