This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM, called JESUS WARNS THAT DURING THE FINAL DAYS–LIFE BECOMES LIKE A GLOBAL HORROR MOVIE.
Video description: This is the series called “Straight From the Bible” and is a collection of some of John’s all-time most favorite Q&A sessions. All of these videos are short and to the point. We hope they will strengthen, encourage, and help many who are seeking to know the Lord or know Him better!
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that in Revelation 6 – 19 we see a river of God’s wrath being poured out in the future tribulation period.
It’s hard to comprehend how far off the mark he is, as 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.
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Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that the Romans Emperors used seven seals on their wills, to mark their disposition of authority and power.
That’s very interesting, as Messiah seems to be pointing to the Roman beast kingdom, the fourth beast kingdom that Daniel described which endures in power until Messiah returns.
John in Revelation 12-13 is describing the leaders of the fourth beast of Daniel, during three phases the Roman beast kingdom. He points to the Satan-empowered pagan Roman Emperors of Revelation 12; the sea beast phase of the (antichrist) beast Popes reigning in power for 1,260 years from 538-1798 AD; and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General who rose to power out of the land (earth, ge in the Greek) of the beast, the Vatican.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries points to the sixth seal, the great earthquake, sun black, moon red, applies it to the literal sun, moon and stars.
With the many degrees that Dr. John Barnett has at seminaries, one would think that he would understand how the Bible uses the symbolism of the sun, moon and stars being darkened, to a leadership system falling.
In this case, it’s pointing to the Roman Empire declining after bloody civil wars (red horse), financial strife (black horse), famine, pestilence and death (pale horse).
Emperor Constantine battled with other leaders of the Empire, so that the Emperor (sun) was darkened, removed from power, along with his leaders (moon).
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries points to a global horror movie, pleading for the sky to fall, only in first round of the tribulation.
The seals described the decline of the pagan Roman Empire. The trumpet judgments pointed to the fall of the once-mighty Empire.
The vial judgments are against the antichrist beast Popes and Catholics who have the mark of the beast, as they revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Pope in killing Messiah’s saints.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries teaches a futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.
The explanations of Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries serve to deflect blame away from the enemy in Rome, and to mislead the end-times saints so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times will play out, and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return.