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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.