Here’s the teaching of Pastor Dean Odle. My comments are in red.
The Four Horsemen, ISIS & the Return of Jesus Christ by Dean Odle on 6/1/2015
Before I delve into the subject of the four horsemen of end-time Bible prophecy, I must deal with some wrong thinking. Some ministers and Christians proclaim that we (Christians) will NOT be able to discern the times and seasons leading up to the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. They often quote verses like these out of context:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36) or “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2).
However, in failing to give the proper context of these verses, they are teaching the exact opposite of what the Lord Jesus and His prophets taught in the Scriptures. For instance, in the very chapter where Jesus said no man will know the DAY or HOUR of His return, He had just given them many SIGNS TO LOOK FOR! So, it is ridiculous to say that Jesus did not want us to recognize the season when His return was drawing near. And in the passage of 1 Thessalonians 5, the Apostle Paul goes on to say in verse 4, “But ye, BRETHREN, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” In other words, true believers who know the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word will NOT be taken by surprise in the end time!
Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, which is recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21; is not about the end times!
Messiah clearly proclaimed that all of the signs that He had given, would take place in that generation of Jews; as their punishment for rejecting Him and delivering Him up to be killed. The context was the destruction of the second temple and the desolation of the Jews, as Daniel 9:26-27 had foretold.
And we know that the Roman army destroyed the temple in 70 A.D., they desolated Jerusalem, and they caused 1.1 million Jews to die from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Here’s a study series that proves it out. The Olivet Discourse Deception
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus gave us clear teachings about watching and being ready for His return (Luke 12:35-48; Matthew 24:36-52; Matthew 25:1-1-13). But some have argued that Christians have been saying the coming of Jesus Christ was near for centuries and it hasn’t happened. These same people go on to say that it could be another 50 or 100 hundred years or even longer before we enter the last days and the see the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Others add to those statements saying, “No one really knows. Just live your life and don’t worry about it. It doesn’t matter that much anyway. Just be ready” But the Holy Spirit warned us through the Apostle Peter that this would be the attitude of people who would choose to be “willingly ignorant” in the very days (see 2 Peter 3).
The irony is that Pastor Dean Odle is willingly ignorant, for the great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries explained the fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse in the first century.
Messiah had just condemned the Jewish leaders, casting woe upon woe on them, and He proclaimed that all of the righteous blood that they and their fathers had shed, would come upon that generation.
Part of the problem stems from Christians who do not understand that Jesus CAN NOT come at “any moment.” The Bible has never taught that His return could happen at “any moment.” The Apostle Paul addressed this issue in 2 Thessalonians 2 when he wrote, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by OUR gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon SHAKEN IN MIND, or BE TROUBLED, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man DECEIVE you by any means: FOR THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME EXCEPT there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed (The Final Antichrist), the son of perdition, Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-5).
The ‘falling away‘ that the Apostle Paul foretold happened in the 4th-5th centuries, when Roman Christianity was created; and the Scriptural Sabbaths, the Scriptural calendar, etc., were replaced. Read Come Out Of Babylon!
The irony is that Messiah was pointing to the fall Feast of Trumpets are the time-frame in which he would return; as it falls on the first day of the seventh Scriptural month. It starts after the new moon, which could happen at 9pm one day or 3am the next day, so the Jews didn’t know the day or hour, and they observed the feast for two days, so that they were sure that the new moon fell on one of those days.
The office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the Son of Perdition; as the great theologians have proclaimed for hundreds of years. Read Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
In other words, “Do not let anyone disturb or agitate your mind, will, understanding and emotions or DECEIVE you about the coming of the Lord Jesus and OUR GATHERING (the rapture) being at HAND or NEAR because there are things that have to happen FIRST!
There will be an end-time apostasy or departure from the truth of God’s Word and loyalty to Jesus as the ONLY Lord and Savior and THE MAN OF SIN (the final Antichrist world leader foretold in Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation) must be fully revealed which will happen when he stands in the temple of God and declares himself to be God.”
Oh, there’s a departure from truth in the last days, as people like Pastor Dean Odle are teaching false explanations of prophecy fulfillment, instead of the historical explanations, which were taught by the great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries, which are proven out verse by verse on this website: Revelation Timeline Decoded
When you put this together with what Jesus said in Matthew 24, what Daniel and the Apostle John wrote about the final Antichrist and other Bible prophecies that have to happen FIRST then Christian leaders and pastors for centuries should have understood that the second coming of Christ and the rapture would not be imminent until those events happened.
Pastor Dean Odle is pointing to an end-times one-man antichrist, which is a deception from the Jesuits of Rome, who created that concept in the 16th century, to deflect blame away from the Popes; as all of the Protestant Reformers had rightly identified the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, as the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation; who leads the harlot church of Rome. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast
When you put the end-time teachings of Jesus into context with what Paul taught in 2 Thessalonians 2, then it is obvious that God wanted the LAST GENERATION to recognize the signs of the times and be aware of what would be happening. God wants this last generation to see where we are and prepare to stand against the onslaught of Satan’s end-time deceptions and persecution.
The prophecy fulfillment explanations that Pastor Dean Odle teaches are false, and are effectively deflecting blame away from the enemy of Messiah and His saints; from the antichrist beast Pope and false prophet Superior General.
His teachings leave his followers totally unprepared to stand against the enemy and persecution, as they are following a false script.
Pastor Dean Odle is also very confused about what Scripture proclaims about the shape of the earth, as he takes Bible verses out of context, to make them seem like they’re pointing to a flat earth.
Nathan Roberts of FlatEarthDoctrine promotes the teachings of Pastor Dean Odle, and he cites 240 Bible verses out of context to make them seem like they’re pointing to a flat earth.