This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Joel Richardson of FAI STUDIOS, called ‘Babylon Rising? The Book Of Revelation.’
Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 61: Babylon Rising?
Before I begin my review of Joel Richardson’s 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 serve as 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!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios asks ‘will literal Babylon be rebuilt?’
Once again, his explanations about Babylon only apply to events in the end times. This is a false narrative as Revelation describes events which take place from the first century until Messiah returns.
The first verse of Revelation says, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John.
The third verse of Revelation says, Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
The first seal started to be fulfilled shortly after the apocalyptic vision was given to John. Most of the prophecies have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. Read: Revelation fulfillment Timeline
The false, futuristic explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas serve to hide the fulfillment of prophecy.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Babylon is the capital of the reigning beast empire.
I agree with that statement, but it’s not Islam as Joel suggests. Daniel 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation point to the Roman beast kingdom which endures in power until Messiah returns.
Read: The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
In a previous video, Joel said that Peter the Apostle proclaimed that Rome is Babylon, yet somehow Joel can’t see the truth.
Read: Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Babylon is a geopolitical city or city-state, the stronghold of Satan and a city of idolatry.
Once again I am amazed that Joel says these things, but doesn’t see the truth. Or maybe he is a Jesuit as he’s said people declare.
The most influential city of the last 2,000 years is Rome.
It’s the city which is the center of the fourth beast kingdom of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7, the Roman beast kingdom which stays in power until Messiah returns.
It’s the city which was used to destroy Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation in 70 AD.
It’s the city which persecuted Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints during ten persecution periods, from Nero to 312 AD.
It’s the city which tortured and killed tens of million of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
In 1929 AD, at the Lateran Treaty, the city-state corporation of Vatican City was created. Business, political and religious leaders travel to Rome to visit with the pope.
Read: Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Rome is the city of seven hills.
I’m not sure how he’s going to apply that to Islam, but per Revelation 1:19, the vision is from John’s perspective.
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
The great city of John’s day is Rome, which has been deemed the city of seven hills.
Here’s a coin made of Emperor Vespasian, who reigned from 69-79 AD. On it, we see a woman sitting on the seven hills of Rome. It doesn’t get any clearer; John is pointing to Rome as the great city of Revelation!
Read: Babylon Is The Code Name Of Rome
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.
Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach a futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.
The explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas 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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