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!
It’s great that Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas feel the need to debunk the concept of a pretribulation rapture, but most of their explanations are based on the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that in the last video he debunked the concept of a Jewish antichrist.
He made some good points, but his defense is based on the false premise of the futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment. Here’s a link to that post: Joel Richardson FAI STUDIOS Debunking a Jewish Antichrist Video Review
The concept of a one-man antichrist who appears in the end times is a deception from the Jesuits of Rome, who created it to deflect blame away from the pope, as the 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.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that we should pray that the Jews come to faith in Messiah.
Indeed we should, but sadly, the false, futuristic explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas serve to hide proof of the validity of the authority of the Bible and the deity of Messiah from Jews!
By teaching that the 70th week of Daniel 9 is about an end times antichrist, they remove a vital proof that the Jews’ promised Messiah carried out His multiyear ministry and died in the middle of the 70th week of Daniel 9, which ended the need for temple animal sacrifices, as His one-time sacrifice as their High Priest paid for their sins. Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
By teaching that the Olivet Discourse is about the end times, they remove a vital proof of the New Testament and Messiahs deity, as He foretold the events that led up to the desolation of Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation in that generation, during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Read The Olivet Discourse Decoded
By teaching that most of the prophecies in Revelation are fulfilled in the last 7 years, they remove a vital proof of the New Testament and Messiahs deity, as He foretold the events which have taken place during the last 1,900 years. Read Revelation Timeline Decoded
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios once again he says that all of corporate Israel will be saved.
That is a grand perversion of what the Apostle Paul is declaring!
In Romans 9, Paul declares that not all Israel is Israel. He declaring that a true Israelite is one who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
In Romans 11:25-26, Paul is telling the believers to not be conceited as they see that judgment is coming upon the unbelieving Jewish nation in the first century. He is telling them that that fleshly Israel, those who reject Messiah, have been blinded about their destruction which was declared in Daniel 9:26 and Daniel 12, which was sealed up from their eyes, lest they understand and escape their judgment.
Daniel 12:1 says that all of the believing Jews, whose names are written in the book of life, are delivered from the time of trouble for the Jewish nation by the Roman Gentiles during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
Paul in Romans 11:26 is proclaiming the same thing, that the spiritual Israelites will be saved.
The believing Jews, the true Israelites, were saved because they heeded Messiah’s warning in Matthew 24:15 and Luke 21:20, that when the abomination of desolation appears, an army surrounds Jerusalem, to flee Judea. Read Abomination Of Desolation
The saints witnesses Cestius and his army surround Jerusalem in November 66 AD. Cestius could have taken possession of the city, but instead he left for no explained reason. This gave the saints the opportunity to flee to the mountains for protection.
Then three divisions of the Roman army were sent against Judea, which resulted in 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword, during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
Jewish historian Josephus does not record that one of Messiah’s saints were killed, so indeed, all Israel was saved!
That passage has nothing to do with the end times, as Joel repeatedly declares!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points to Matthew 24:30, saying that Jews in the end times will see the sign of the son of man in the clouds.
The truth is that Matthew 24:30 is about Messiah coming in the clouds of judgment against the unbelieving Jewish nation which rejected Him and delivered up to be killed. It’s not talking about Messiah’s return, but to Him using the mighty Roman army to destroy Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation in 70 AD.
Read Coming In The Clouds
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that there are two groups who believe that Jerusalem is the harlot, futurists and preterists.
This explanations lacks integrity, as he’s leaving out the historicist narrative of prophecy fulfillment.
I don’t believe that this is out of ignorance of the historicist explanations, as Joel is too well-studied, so that would mean that he’s doing it on purpose.
Historicists show how the Roman Catholic Church of the antichrist beast popes, is the harlot of Revelation 17-18.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that he’s a futurist, that most of Revelation will be fulfilled during a 7-year period during a great tribulation period.
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 Revelation is the story of two different women, Jerusalem and Babylon.
In a way this is true, but Joel’s explanation is off-target.
Revelation is about the great city of Rome, which is referred to as Babylon by Peter the Apostle and the harlot Roman Catholic Church. And it’s about Messiah’s bride of saints, who are called Holy Jerusalem.
Revelation is the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom: pagan Emperors > antichrist beast popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals; fighting against Messiah and His saints, who are called Holy Jerusalem.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the Jews establishing the state of Israel wasn’t just a human project which somehow managed to pull one over on God.
Messiah knows exactly who they are as He called them the ‘kings of the east’ in the sixth vial of Revelation 16.
They are Khazar Jews who are the descendants of the Khazar kingdom in Eastern Europe, which converted to Judaism in the 8th century. They are Jews by religion not blood.
Most of the Israeli Prime Ministers came from Russia and Poland, the two primary countries that the Khazar Jews fled to when they were pushed out of Khazaria. And they changed their last names to sound Jewish.
All the enemy had to do was put people called Jews in a country called Israel, and most of the world is faked out.
Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas blindly support them, as do many pastors and prophecy teachers such as John Hagee.
Messiah knows exactly who they are when He said in Revelation 3:9 that they are “of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.”
They study the Babylonian Talmud, which proclaims vile things about Messiah, His mother and His saints. They revere the Egyptian Kabbalah which is full of Satan’s sorcery, thus they are of the synagogue of Satan.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that In defending Israel, he says the Lord restored Jerusalem, the Lord restored the Jews back to Israel, the Lord caused the state of Israel to be rebuilt, and that the current people in Israel are God’s people.
The ‘Lord’ who caused Jerusalem to be restored and the Khazar Jews to come into the land and the state of Israel to be rebuilt, is Lord Rothschild who was given control of the land via the Balfour Agreement. Lord Rothschild serves the god of mammon, Satan, which is why there’s a Satanic HEXagram on the Israeli flag.
Here’s a picture of Lord Rothschild with Benjamin Netanyahu.
For two people who are teaching prophecy fulfillment and are knowledgeable about the state of Israel, it’s hard to imagine Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas are so blind.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that despite her shortcoming in the eyes of God, that Jerusalem is still the Holy City.
It’s amazing to see how Joel’s bias towards the Jews in Israel causes him to not see what Scripture is proclaiming.
When you read the book of Revelation you see that the bride of Messiah is symbolically called Heavenly Jerusalem.
The city of Elohim is no longer the physical city of Jerusalem, but the heavenly Jerusalem, which is populated by His set-apart people.
But, ye came to Mount Zion, and to a city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of messengers, to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect, and to a mediator of the renewed covenant–Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel! Hebrews 12:22-24
Wherefore, also Jesus–that he might sanctify through his own blood the people–without the gate did suffer; now, then, may we go forth unto him without the camp, his reproach bearing; For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Hebrews 13:12-14
Abraham was not focused on earthly Jerusalem as being his inheritance, but rather the heavenly Jerusalem.
For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Hebrews 11:10
The writer of Hebrews recalled the belief of Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah; and then proclaimed:
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. Hebrews 11:16
Heavenly Jerusalem has always been the destination of the hearts of Elohim’s people.
Read Messiah’s Kingdom
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios proclaims that that Jerusalem can’t be Babylon, because in the first century people referred to Rome as Babylon.
Joel pointed to 1 Peter 5:13, saying that Peter the Apostle proclaimed that Rome is Babylon.
But then Joel says that the Roman Catholic Church is not the harlot of Revelation 17. There’s either a huge disconnect in his mind or he’s misleading people on purpose.
Revelation 17-18 describe the harlot church of Rome which is led by the antichrist beast popes.
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 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.
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.
On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s on my books and links to order printed books.
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