Jack Hibbs Signs of the Coming Antichrist – Part 1

This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Jack Hibbs, called Signs of the Coming Antichrist – Part 1

Someone asked me to review this video from Jack Hibbs who is the senior and founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, based in Southern California, the Founder & President of Real Life ministry, and a nationally syndicated TV & Radio host.

Video Description: Pastor Jack shares a special Bible teaching regarding the days in which we are living and what the Bible has to say about them. Don’t allow fear and confusion to trouble you. Let’s look into His word together so that we can have hope, knowledge, and expectation of Christ’s near return.

Before I begin my review of Jack Hibbs’ explanations, let me declare that I do these type of reviews, not just to expose false teachers; but to show what they teach, which you may have also been taught, so that you can see the truth and the deception.

These reviews are not a personal attack on the person, but an open rebuttal of their explanations. It’s not about me, it’s about the truth of prophecy fulfillment which reveals the glory of our beloved Messiah!

Jack Hibbs seems like a genuine, passionate follower of Messiah. Sadly, what he teaches about prophecy fulfillment is off-target.

Jack Hibbs says that he doesn’t normally teach on eschatology because he doesn’t plan on meeting the antichrist.

What an amazingly ignorant statement from a popular pastor! I just shake my head at the blindness of church leaders!

In the 16th century, when the Protestant Reformers all proclaimed that 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 beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.

Yet today the antichrist beast pope is hidden in plain sight!

Watch this video: The Antichrist Is Hidden In Plain Sight 

Jack Hibbs points to a Jewish-Israel focused seven year tribulation period.

It’s ironic that Jack says in the video that you can’t comprehend the prophecies in Revelation unless you understand the book of Daniel, because he doesn’t understand either book.

Any teacher who is basing their explanation of Revelation on the concept of a future 70th week of Daniel 9, the 7-year tribulation period, is misleading you. The false concept of a 7-year tribulation period is based on the 70-weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy.

The prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the (everlasting) covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.

Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded

Jack Hibbs says that God foretells the future so that when it comes to pass, you will know that He is God.

Statements like this fill me with righteous indignation, because Jack’s explanations serve to hide the glorious fulfillment of Bible prophecy which validates the God of the Bible!

The 70th week of Daniel 9 was about Messiah coming to carry out His multiyear ministry and die for our sins, and to proclaim the Gospel to the Jews first. It’s not about the end times!

Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is about the judgment of the unbelieving Jewish nation who rejected Him and delivered Him up to be killed. All that Messiah foretold from Matthew 23:34 to Matthew 24:35 took place in that generation just like He proclaimed! It’s not about the end times!

Most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years, so they’re not about the end times!

The fulfillment of those prophecies validates the authority of the Bible and the deity of Messiah, which is a huge testimony to the unbelieving world; yet here’s Jack Hibbs giving explanations which serve to hide the truth of prophecy fulfillment!

Read Bible Prophecy Decoded

Jack Hibbs says that Satan does not know who the antichrist is.

Just wow, what ignorance!

Satan has used the antichrist beast popes of Rome to proclaim a false gospel of works through the sacraments and a false intercessor in Mary, which has misled billions of Catholics.

Satan has used the antichrist beast popes of Rome to torture and kill tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.

Read We Know The Antichrist Beast, False Prophet And Harlot Of Revelation By Their Fruit

Jack Hibbs says that Satan doesn’t know eschatology.

I dare say that Satan understands the fulfillment of eschatology better than Jack Hibbs!

Why do I make that statement? Because most of the prophecies in the Bible have already been fulfilled and there’s only a few left to be carried out before Messiah returns. Know know this but Jack Hibbs doesn’t.

Jack Hibbs is wrongly assigning the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse, 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation to the end times.

The enemy created the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment to deceive the end times saints. And sadly, they’ve been very effective.

Read How The Deceptions Spread

Jack Hibbs says that the antichrist is known as the beast.

Indeed he is and Titus, Peter and Jude told was what a beast is, a false leader in the church!

Jack Hibbs says that the antichrist is known as the beast.

The antichrist beast popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s Church, but their teachings are against Christ. They are the leader of the tares church which the enemy planted to deceive people and their judgment draws nigh.

Read The Antichrist Beast Of Johns Epistles And Revelation 

Jack Hibbs should be proclaiming that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate church, the harlot church of Revelation 17, so that people understand the need to help Catholics be saved by faith in Messiah’s atoning work alone.

Read Prophecy Points To The Roman Catholic Church Study

Jack Hibbs says that you won’t understand Revelation without studying Daniel.

This is a true statement. Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7

Unfortunately, Jack Hibbs doesn’t see how Daniel 7 points to the popes of Rome as the little horn, who rose to power among the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire.

Read The Little Horn Of Daniel 7 Rose Up

Jack Hibbs says that ten kings shall rule the world. 

The ten horns of Daniel 7, the beast of Revelation having ten horns with crowns on them and the ten horns/kings of Revelation 17 giving their power to the beast; all point to the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire giving their authority to the antichrist beast popes of Rome. 

This took place in the sixth century, so it’s not about the end times.

Read: Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study

Jack Hibbs says that the word anti means against Christ, and it means instead of Christ.

Indeed, the word anti means against and in place of; so it’s amazing that Jack Hibbs doesn’t see that the popes of Rome proclaim to come in the name of Jesus Christ, using the title of the Vicar of Christ, so they are the imposter Christ; and they teach a false gospel and concepts which are against Christ.

How does Jack Hibbs ignore the witness of the saints who have gone before us, who told us who fulfills the role of the antichrist?

Read Historical Witnesses Against Antichrist

Jack Hibbs says that 2 Thessalonians 2 says that the son of perdition can’t be revealed until the church is out of the way.

Just like Judas was a betrayer of Messiah, the popes of Rome proclaim to believe in Messiah but they betray Him with a false Gospel.

The popes of Rome have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and provide salvation, which is blasphemy.

The popes of Rome cause Catholics to be lost in their sins, and to break the ten commandments, thus the popes fulfill the role of the man of sin, the son of perdition.

Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2

Jack Hibbs says that there has to be a temple in Jerusalem for the antichrist to sit in.

How is it that a pastor doesn’t understand that Paul is not referring to a physical temple, as the second temple was still standing when he wrote to the Thessalonians; but rather Paul is point to the temple that’s made without hands, the Church of Messiah?

Messiah is the cornerstone, the disciples the foundation and the saints are the stones which make up the walls of temple in which the Father dwells.

The popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s one-true church, thus they have the appearance of sitting in the temple of God.

Read Messiah’s Kingdom

There are no prophecies left to be fulfilled which point to the need for a rebuild Jewish temple, but the enemy makes it seem like it’s going to happen in order to support their false futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations.

Read A Third Rebuilt Temple In Jerusalem

Jack Hibbs says that the restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2 is the Holy Spirit.

If the restrainer is the Holy Spirit, then Paul would have just said that! 

But Paul could not write that the Western Roman Emperor restrained the popes from taking power over the Roman Empire, as that would have invited more persecution.

This took place during the fourth trumpet judgment, when the Heruli took the Western Roman Emperor captive in 476 AD, ending the office. A short time later, in 538 AD, the son of perdition popes of Rome were given civil and ecclesiastic authority over the Roman Empire.

Read Revelation 8 – 4th Trumpet

Jack Hibbs applies the birth pains that Messiah describes in Revelation 12, to the end times.

Once again, his futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations are off-target.

Revelation 12 describes the painful birth of Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints, His Church, as the saints endured ten persecution periods by the Satan-empowered Roman Emperors, from the time of Nero until 312 AD. The last persecution period which took place from 303-312 AD was the most painful, just like childbirth, when Emperor Diocletian sought to wipe out the church.

This fulfilled Messiah’s message to the church age of Smyrna as He pointed to ten days (ten prophetic years) of tribulation. Read Revelation 2-3 Seven Church Eras

This fulfilled the fifth seal narrative as the blood of the martyrs saints symbolically cried out for vengeance against the pagan Roman Empire. Judgment came during the trumpet judgments, as barbarian army after army were sent to attack the Roman Empire, leading to its fall in 1453 AD.  Read Revelation Fulfillment Timeline

Read Revelation Is A Layered War Manual

I pray that this posts helps wake you up, so that you can see how the enemy has deceived the end-times saints, for Messiah’s return draw nigh and you don’t want to be caught off-guard like the foolish virgins who don’t have the oil of Scriptural truth to light their way.

On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s of my books and links to order printed books; to help you understand the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the apocalyptic vision in Revelation.


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8 thoughts on “Jack Hibbs Signs of the Coming Antichrist – Part 1”

  1. Hi David
    Are you aware that in 2 Thessalonians the temple the man of sin sits in in the Greek (I studied NT Greek) is not the Greek for a physical temple, that is the Greek ‘heiron’ but the Greek word ”naos’ used as referring to the Church! The Temple of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the cornerstone and we the members, this one fact should be enough to destroy the futurist false teaching.
    I wasn’t sure whether or not you were aware of this so I thought I would mention it.
    God bless

  2. Hello brother David,

    Great review that will accompany your one page PDF summaries to the Bible study group I attend; they love Jack Hibbs & often site him. I do agree, Jack evidently appears to be genuine, hence, I was formally drawn to him as well.

    I previously held to the futuristic ideology of the 70th week of Daniel 9 for decades, which as we know, is the root in which the end-times futuristic narritive stems from, because I, like most, just parroted what we’ve been taught all our lives! The said ideology has an incredible stranglehold on most Christians, so it seems, sad. Such a stranglehold, that the one person that I desperately wanted to see the truth, which has been a mentor to me for 30+ years, still rejects! Once we realize, the 70th week of Daniel 9 has been gloriously fulfilled in the 1st century, then we must acknowledge the fact, this changes everything! Which many cannot accept or comprehend!

    While previously watching Jack Hibbs series on said topic, I found it interesting that he focused on Daniel 9:27 only, which is always sited and misconstrude to mean Antichrist, instead of Messiah, yet he claims we must understand Daniel??? Hmmm. He goes on to explain, that there is a 2000 year gap from the 69th to 70th week, (as most pastors alledge) yet right in the text, we know 70 weeks were determined, Messiah fulfilled what He set out to do, in the 70th week! I know, I’m preaching to the choir, it’s incredible! This ideology is 100% speculation, and would be thrown out of a court of law, if it were a legal case. More importantly, as we know, the Bible proves everything out, down to the day and year, from the going forth of the command of the rebuilding of the temple, Messiahs ministry, His death in the middle of the 70th week, ending temple sacrifices, atonement of sins, etc.. yet, pastors like Hibbs and many more (blindly) ignore this!? I’m even ashamed of myself for believing this stupidity for over 30 years! Consequently, it has shown me why, I DID NOT study and know the Word of GOD well enough, I too, parroted what I was taught, until one day, my eyes were opened! Thx to much study and David’s books; everything was confirmed in the Word of God. The facts are irrefutable – the nay-sayers rejections are always the same, and nonsensical, they have zero basis to their beliefs, and quite frankly, it’s pretty much embarrassing the excuses they desperately hold to! Confirmation bias at its finest.

    Most of us should know the name, Lee Strobel; he worked in the field of law, formally an atheist, and set out to disprove the Bible, God, and Jesus. On the contrary, after an investigation that took him over 2 years to complete, he concluded, the overwhelming amount of evidence only proved the authenticity of the Bible, God and Jesus; he’s now a Christian. Likewise, I too work in a related field, and for me to discover the truth pertaining to the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, right on time as prophesied in the 1st century, I could NOT ignore the evidence!

    As the world escalates out of control, and we await our coming Messiah, mass Christians have become complacent, believing they will be raptured out before the “coming 7 yr Tribulation.” If Christians earnestly desire to be raptured out, then they should earnestly desire for the sinners salvation.

    Shalom David!


  3. This is a very accurate review of Jack Hibbs as I recently listened to the prophecy conference he hosted at his church. I listened to the 7 hour program because my neighbor went to it, after she rejected the book by David, the 70th Week….Maybe some day I will try again to reach her who has put her hope in the Rapture coming soon.

    • Thank you for your comment Lauren! It’s heartbreaking to see the level of mind control in pastor’s minds, as they’ve been programmed to believe the futuristic explanations and can’t see the historicist view of prophecy fulfillment.

  4. Very interesting. I am really finding it hard to mix with so many deceived Christians about the end times and the return of Christ. So much sensationalism and nonsense. I too believed the hype, but only for a matter of months, until I read the bible! I have pre-trib friends who have been Christians for decades that won’t listen to a word I say about the deception. I have only been a Christian for three years so I think they assume that I am immature in my discernment.

    I have a couple of questions though: how do we acknowledge the last three and a half years of the seven years? If Jesus was cut off half way, what do the remaining years represent? Is it the apostles ministry? I read a good book by GK Beale on Revelation and he pertains that the 3.5 years are the entire church history after the resurrection.

    In reaction to Mark, don’t you believe that the prophecy could have a double meaning? Surely the gathering of elect could not have solely meant during the apostles life time? Were people gathered from the earth and Heaven during that time?

    Lastly, do you believe in a literal, physical second coming of Christ?

    Many thanks,

    • Thank you for your comment Lu. Yeah, sadly, people’s minds have been programmed with the false futuristic explanations through repetition. Social proof causes them to not be able to consider another explanation.

      I’m covering what took place during the last 3 1/2 years of the 70th week of Daniel 9 in this new video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY8Cq8enpfGdd1pX6knPfcbOHIWuZt5eJ

      No, I don’t believe that specific prophecies have double meanings. The same terminology is used in different prophecies; such as the sun, moon and stars being darkened; but that points to different times that leadership systems were removed from power.

      The gathering of the elect in Messiah’s Olivet Discourse isn’t about the end times, but to the gathering of the saints who had fled Jerusalem when they saw the abomination of desolation in November 66 AD; so that they were protected during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. After the war was over, they used a trumpet to gather an assembly, so that the saints who were living in the mountains of Pella would come together.

      I cover this in detail in The Olivet Discourse Decoded video series and book. https://theolivetdiscourse.com

      Yes, I believe that Messiah will return for His saints, just like 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 proclaims. He will do that after all prophecy is fulfilled, and there’s not much left to be fulfilled before that happens.

      Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah!

    • Hello brother Lu,
      I can really relate to your struggles mixing with other Christians that are deceived, I’ve expressed same to David in another post. It is very difficult, I know, and still struggle myself day to day. We tend to feel isolated and alone, given many Christians around us buy into the whole false futuristic ideology. I think it’s awesome that you’ve realized the historicists account rather than settling with the nonsensical futuristic view only 3 years being a Christian.. the Bible study group I’ve attended went through and studied Revelation for 2.5 years, and most of what was covered is the futuristic concept, which is false! How on earth do we deal with that!? not easy… The historicists account is overwhelmingly accurate and glorious! – the facts/Scriptures ARE irrefutable – nay-sayers make feeble nonsensical excuses in desperate attempts to prop up the futuristic ideology… the pieces just don’t fit! When I learned the truth, after decades myself believing the futuristic view, and presented the evidence for the truth based on Scripture alone and was shunned by teachers of the Word, I knew then how deep and wide the description was! When the response by “teachers” goes something like this; “ah he’s crazy he doesn’t know what he’s talking about” … I knew I hit a nerve, and the lack of facts to support their futuristic ideology was evidence alone, that there is none.. it’s always the same responses – speculation, concepts, Pastor so-and-so, etc…

      To date, despite our differences, I’ve come to the conclusion that we shouldn’t forsake the assembling together of the saints, even though I have out of frustration, we need fellowship one to another, therefore, I believe we have to gather together even if it’s 2 or 3 to enjoy the Lord and fellowship one to another, otherwise, we isolate ourselves, which I’ve done, and is not good.

      It’s undeniable today, it seems every Christian is fixated on the end-times, rapture, “the great Tribulation,” Antichrist, etc.. and is unavoidable given the times we live in – the differences of beliefs can be devisive, and can be a distraction from Christ Himself.. ie, in Bible study group, we often go off on tangents debating this that and the other.. when the focus should be Christ or the topic at hand… it truly amazes me how rapture, the Tribulation, Antichrist always comes up!!

      Thanks to David’s books & video series, a few other teachers, and now using my own brain to search and investigate the Scriptures, I, and many are now seeing the obvious truth of the glorious historical account of Scriptures that Messiah fulfilled! How on earth did we miss it!?



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