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 proposes the question, Did Jesus really go to heaven to prepare mansions for us, where we would stay temporarily during the seven-year tribulation, only to leave the mansions and come back to earth?
I agree that we will live with Messiah on earth, not in heaven. But the challenge with the prophecy fulfillment explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas are that they’re based on the false premise of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
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.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the explanation that he offers really makes really good sense, as it’s rooted in the Bible itself, in the Old Testament.
Proclaiming that there’s a 2000-year time gap in between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel 9, when the text does not declare one, does not make any sense!
It makes no sense for the Heavenly Father to give a 70-week if it’s not fulfilled in 70 consecutive weeks.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios cites Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel who also gives also gives the false, futuristic explanations of prophecy, but is a pretribber.
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.
So the Jesuit priests created the false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations to deflect blame away from the popes of Rome. Sadly, it’s worked really well because people like Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas are experts at teaching the futuristic explanations.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the word ‘mansions’ is only found in the King James translation.
It’s amazing that he makes that statement when it’s so easy to prove fallacious!
The Berean Literal Bible says, In My Father’s house there are many mansions. And if not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
The New King James Bible says, In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
The American Standard Bible says, In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
The Webster’s Bible says, In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
The Young’s Literal Translation Bible says, in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you;
I’m not saying that Messiah is building mansions in heaven for the saints, but rather I’m pointing out that Joel needs to do more research before making declarations.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that my Father’s house in John 14:2-3 refers to the temple.
In the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you; and if I go on and prepare for you a place, again do I come, and will receive you unto myself, that where I am ye also may be.
Do you think that Messiah is going to build a physical temple for the saints to dwell in?
The Father does not dwell in a temple made with hands.
Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Acts 7:48-49
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Acts 17:24
The true temple is made by His hands.
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22
The followers of Messiah are the stones which build up the walls.
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner. 1 Peter 2:4-7
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the majority of Christians today are very good students of their teachers, but very few are actually faithful Bereans, good students of the Scriptures.
Joel continued, We need to allow the Scriptures to speak for themselves and when they conflict with popular Christian traditions, no matter how many times we’ve heard it preached, no matter how many times we’ve heard great preachers that we love and admire teach these things, we have to settle and resolve in our hearts, to accept what the Scriptures say.
I totally agree, which is why I make posts like this, to help people see that popular teachers like Amir Tsarfati, Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah, Hal Lindsey, Joel Richardson, Dalton Thomas, etc., are teaching false explanations!
The irony of Joel Richardson making this statement is that he followed it by pointing to a future 7-year tribulation period; which is a false teaching that has deceived many saints in the end times.
In The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded studies, videos, PDF’s and book, I prove out that it was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week, when Messiah came to carry out His multiyear minister and die for our sins in the middle of the seven years.
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The 70th week of Daniel 9 points to Messiah coming to confirm the everlasting covenant with His blood as the Passover Lamb, which atones for our sins. HalleluYah!
You need to know the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 in order to understand Messiah’s apocalyptic vision in Revelation.
Be a Berean and study these things out, for the enemy has created many prophecy fulfillment deceptions to mislead the saints, so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times with play out.
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