This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM, called REVELATION EXPLAINS THAT THE GREAT RED DRAGON IS THE DEVIL, SATAN & SERPENT OF EDEN.
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 the dragon in Revelation 12 is Satan.
Revelation 12-13 are about the Satan-empowered fourth beast kingdom of Daniel, the Roman beast kingdom. Revelation 12 describes the pagan Emperors who tried to wipe out Messiah’s early church, making its birth painful.
The Revelation 13 sea beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom describes the Popes of Rome rising to power over the sea of people of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. They reigned in power from 1260 years, from 538-1798, and banned and burned the Scriptures and persecuted the saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
The Revelation 13 earth beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom describes the Jesuit General rising to power out of the earth (land) of the Vatican. The black pope and the white pope are the two horns, the two leaders, who pretend to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb) but really serve Satan (the dragon). They are pushing the world into their One World Government, to exalt their god Satan.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Satan’s future defeat is chronicled in Revelation 12:7-9.
That is false, as Revelation 12 has already been fulfilled.
In Revelation 12-13, Messiah gives sweeping overviews of three phases of the Roman beast kingdom (the pagan Roman Empire > that antichrist beast Popes of Rome > the false prophet Jesuit Superior General) that His followers have had to face from when John wrote the vision until He returns.
The pagan Roman Empire has already fallen from the seal and trumpet judgments.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that during tribulation Satan is confined to earth and that he indwells a human, the 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.
What Dr. John Barnett teaches serves to deflect blame away from Rome. What he teaches is the false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations that were created by the Jesuits in the 16th century, which have been taught from Dallas Theological Seminary, which is where Dr. John Barnett studied.
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.
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