MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 31: The Greatest Moment in Human History
Dalton Thomas points to the mystery in Revelation 10, applying it to the future and says that it will be of paramount importance.
Revelation 10:7 says, But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The Mystery of God is the Gospel which was declared through the prophets and apostles. The context of the fulfillment of Revelation 10 was that the antichrist beast Popes had banned and burned the Scriptures and killed tens of millions of saints.
The mystery of the Gospel was of paramount importance as it needed to be declared again. This took place during the Protestant Reformation when the Gospel was proclaimed and millions of people were redeemed for the kingdom.
Indeed it was of paramount importance, but Dalton’s explanation is out of context as he teaches the false, futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment.
Dalton Thomas says that the last trumpet is the seventh trumpet of Revelation, Messiah’s return.
This is a false association. Just as the seventh seal opens up the seven trumpets, the seventh trumpet leads to the seven vial judgments.
The first five vial judgments have been against Catholic countries who revered (mark on forehead) and obeyed (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Popes who told them to kill the saints.
We’re in the midst of the sixth vial right now, as the great Ottoman Empire which is symbolized by the Euphrates River has dried up.
Dalton Thomas points to the trumpet in Matthew 24 as pointing to Messiah’s return.
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.
The trumpet in Matthew 24:31 points to the gathering of the saints who had heeded Messiah’s command to flee Judea. They fled to the mountains on the east side of the Jordan River for protection. After the desolation of Judea they sounded the trumpet to signal a gathering, to map out a plan. Some returned to Jerusalem to minister to people there, some stayed in the Decapolis area and others went into the Roman Empire to proclaim the Gospel. Read Gathering The Elect
Dalton Thomas points to a future fulfillment of the mystery of iniquity, the falling away, the man of sin, the son of perdition in 2 Thessalonians 2.
He says that the restrainer is either the church or holy spirit.
The falling away that the apostle Paul was pointing to took place in the fourth century when Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops created the false religion of Romanism which combines the paganism of the Babylonian Mystery Religion with the veneer of the true faith. After centuries of persecution, many saints fell away from the true faith and joined with the apostate church of Rome. Read The Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2
The restrainer was the Western Roman Emperor who prevented the Popes of Rome from taking power over the Roman beast kingdom. The last restraining Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD as part of the fourth trumpet judgment. Read Revelation 8 – 4th Trumpet
The man of sin, the son of perdition popes were given civil and ecclesiastic authority in the sixth century. They cause Catholics to sin by making and bowing to images of Mary, by making repetitious prayers using the rosary to Mary as their supposed intercessor to the Father, by killing the saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, etc.
The popes have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and to provide salvation, which is blasphemy. And they do all of this in the name of Jesus Christ. Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
Dalton Thomas points to future one man antichrist.
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. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
Dalton Thomas points to the mystery in Romans 11:25, the hardening of Israel until the fullness of gentiles.
The mystery is that a true Israelite, a true Jew, is someone who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
Blindness came upon the unbelieving Jews who continued in their rebellion against the Father, and who rejected His Son and delivered Him up to be killed.
The gentiles that Paul is pointing to is the Romans, who were used to carry out judgment against the unbelieving Jews during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Read The Fullness Of The Gentiles
Dalton Thomas says that hungry and humble people are shown truth.
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.
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.