Dalton Thomas Revelation Video Description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 17: The Looming World Famine and the Final World War – 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.
In talking about the third and fourth seal judgments, Dalton Thomas says that economic collapse leads to famine, pestilence and death.
He’s right about that. This is what happened in the Roman Empire. Here’s a summary with links to studies which give verse by verse explanations. This is what Messiah is pointing to in the seal judgments. They are not about the end times.
2nd Seal – The Red horse represents a bloody time in the Roman Empire from 185-284 AD, as it went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne.
3rd Seal – The Black horse represents a period of gloom and despair, as the Romans suffered under excessive taxes that were needed to pay for wars. The pricing for wheat and barley point to food scarcity from 222-235 AD.
4th Seal – The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 AD.
The seal judgments led to the decline of the pagan Roman Empire as punishment for them persecuting Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints.
Dalton Thomas says that the fourth seal judgment will cause the most deaths in human history.
The word ‘earth‘ in Revelation is pointing to the Roman Empire as the ‘land’ of prophecy. It’s not pointing to the whole world or the end times.
The economic strife caused farmers and ranchers to stop producing food, which then led to shortage of food in the Empire, and famine, pestilence and death. Roman historian said that at one point 5,000 people were dying every day.
Dalton Thomas says that we should study Revelation to know the generation that these things happen.
I agree, but Dalton is giving people false, futuristic explanations of the fulfillment of Revelation; which is causing people to be unprepared for how the end-times will play out and for Messiah’s return.
He’s applying the 70th week of Daniel 9, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse and most of Revelation to the end times; when the truth is that they’ve already been fulfilled during the last 2,000 years.
Dalton Thomas points to the scales in the third seal being about trade.
Here’s a coin from the Roman Empire showing the scales in one hand and food in her other hand. Dalton says that a denarius was worth one days work. That applied to the people in the Roman Empire, not to people today.
The Empire was spending so much money on military infrastructure, that it was taxing people excessively. If people couldn’t pay their taxes in coins, they could pay with food such as wheat and barley.
Dalton Thomas says that ‘hell’ is a physical reality before being thrown into the lake of fire after judgment.
I’m not sure what he’s implying, but my understanding is that people are dead in the grave until they are raised up to the judgment. The word ‘hell’ is not pointing to a place where people are held captive until judgment, but rather to the grave in the ground.
We ‘hell’ potatoes when we bury them in the ground.
Dalton Thomas says that preparing for tough times is ‘kooky.’
That’s a dangerous perspective, for we should seek to be prepared for when natural disasters hit or when the antichrist causes us to not be able to buy and sell. Being prepared means that we reduce our dependency on the system, so that we can survive when things go bad.
When we’re prepared and have food and water, we’re able to minister to those around us. If we don’t prepare, then we’ll spend our time trying to survive.
Dalton Thomas points to the incredible wealth of the harlot of Babylon.
He misses that the Roman Catholic Church is the richest organization in the world. They own properties and ornate basilicas around the world. They own parishes around the world. The Rothschild family, which has stolen the wealth of nations through their central banks, are the keepers of the Vatican treasury.
Revelation 18 is describing all of the money that the Roman Catholic Church spends on their basilicas, to fund all of their parishes, schools, monasteries, etc.
The more I watch the explanations of Dalton Thomas, the more frustrated I get. He comes across as a sincere person, so people blindly trust him, but his explanations are misleading 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.