Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:1 describes the greatest harlot, the biggest in the world, who sits on many waters.
It amazes me that he doesn’t see how the Roman Catholic Church is the largest apostate church in the world, who has influence around the globe!
The House of Israel was called a harlot, when they were supposed to be set apart for the Heavenly Father but they worshipped pagan gods.
The Roman Catholic Church proclaims to be the one-true church of Messiah, but their basilicas and Eucharist ceremonies are filled with the symbolism of the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
The popes erected ten obelisks around Rome, which represent the phallic symbol of the pagan sun god. St. Peter’s Square features an Egyptian obelisk in the middle of a sun wheel, which designates St. Peter’s Basilica as a temple of the sun god.
On the morning of the spring equinox, the sun travels down the road leading to St. Peter’s Basilica. Sun rays strike the phallic symbol obelisk of the sun god and cause the shadow to fall onto the dome of the basilica which represents the womb of the moon goddess. Then nine months later their incarnate christ-child Tammuz is born, which is celebrated during Christ-mass.
The paganism of the harlot Roman Catholic Church is hidden in plain sight!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points out that in Revelation 17:1, one of the seven angels with the seven vials talked to John.
Joel Richardson futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment hides that the first four vial judgments were against Catholics in France, Spain and other countries, because they had revered (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obeyed (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast popes’ command to kill the saints.
Revelation 17 ends with the declaration that the harlot church of Rome will be desolated, and the vial judgments lead up to the event.
Here is a summary of the vial judgments against the Catholics who had the mark of the beast on them:
The first vial was poured out when the Jesuits caused the foul and loathsome sore of atheism to spread across France. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. Elohim allowed the abomination of atheism to turn the French people away from the Papal Church.
The second vial was poured out as the Jesuits incited the French people to revolt against the Catholic Church leaders and France’s leaders, and their heads rolled. During the French Revolution 250,000 were killed in the very places that the French Protestants had been killed. Water symbolically represents people. In this case, it represents the French people in the large cities being killed.
The third vial was poured out as the bloody French Revolution spread out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.
The fourth vial was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. The ‘sun’ represents the mighty military leader Napoleon, who within the space of eight years, scorched every kingdom in Europe, from Naples to Berlin, and from Lisbon to Moscow. Elohim used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers. But the leaders of the countries did not repent, they blasphemed Elohim for His punishment.
Understanding how most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, allows one to know who the harlot of Revelation 17 is, the apostate Roman Catholic Church of the antichrist beast popes. Read Revelation Timeline
How does Joel Richardson not make the connection, that the harlot is an apostate Christian church which teaches a false gospel of works, that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, who killed tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, and is filled with the symbolism of the Babylonian Mystery Religion?
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:2 points to the politicians, rulers and leaders who commit fornication with the harlot, and to the spiritual immoral fornication practice of idolatry.
He says that the people of the earth are profoundly influenced by her false religion. This is so important.
How does Joel Richardson not make the connection to the Roman Catholic Church?
Roman Christianity is a false religion!!! And worse, it’s a religion of the worship of the pagan gods of Babylon!!! And carried out in the name of Jesus Christ!!!
The harlot church of Rome symbolically practices the Babylonian Mystery Religion of pagan god worship.
We see the politicians, rulers and leaders of the world travel to Rome to meet with the Pope.
The Roman Catholic Church is a harlot because their blasphemous Eucharist ceremony.
The antichrist beast pope raises the round sun god wafer (which represents Nimrod) up to be revered. Then he puts it in the monstrance which has sun rays radiating out of it. It’s placed on a lunette, which is crescent moon that represents the moon goddess Semiramis.
This symbolizes the sexual union of the sun god and mood goddess, which produces their incarnate christ-child Tammuz.
The Roman Catholic Church is called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great’ because she proclaims to be the church of Messiah, but she symbolically carries out the Babylonian Mystery Religion during her ceremonies.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:3 is saying that the harlot is in the desert.
He declares this to support his claim that the Islamic antichrist and harlot system are based in the Middle East.
But the verse is not declaring that the harlot lives in the desert, so he’s making a false association.
Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible says about Revelation 17:3 – This wilderness into which the apostle was carried is the desolate state of the true Church of Christ, in one of the wings of the once mighty Roman empire. It was a truly awful sight, a terrible desert, a waste howling wilderness; for when he came hither he saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy.
Joel says that it points to the relationship of the woman and the antichrist system.
Indeed it does, as the antichrist beast popes lead the harlot church of Rome!
Joel says that the seven heads and ten horns points to a middle eastern Islamic Empire and antichrist, perhaps a revival of the Ottoman Empire.
The seven heads and ten horns serve to describe the phase of the Roman beast kingdom in Revelation 12-13.
In Revelation 12, the crowns are on the seven heads, which is pointing to the pagan Roman Empire being in power, which had seven forms of government. Read Revelation 12 – The Roman Empire Beast Phase
In the Revelation 13 sea beast narrative, the crowns move to the ten horns, which is pointing to the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire, who gave their authority to the antichrist beast popes who ruled over the sea of people for 1,260-years, from 538-1798 AD. Read Revelation 13 – The Roman Sea Beast Phase
Revelation 17 points to eight kings; five forms of government of the Roman Empire had passed (fallen) when John wrote Revelation; the sixth was the Emperors who ruled until 476 AD; the seventh was the Dukedom of Rome which existed a short time from 476-538 AD; and the eighth, the popes of Rome, rose to power out of the fallen Western Roman Empire. Read Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
Joel Richardson says that it points to a middle eastern Islamic Empire and antichrist, a revival of the Ottoman Empire.
That’s off-target as the first part of the sixth vial of Revelation 16 describes the drying up of the Ottoman Empire, which is symbolized by the Euphrates River. It’s pointing to the Turks who were released from the area of the Euphrates River during the sixth trumpet judgment to attack the Eastern Roman Empire. They used large cannons; which filled the air with fire, smoke and brimstone; to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople, which led to the last Eastern Roman Emperor being removed from power, and the fall of the pagan Roman Empire. Read Revelation 9 – 6th Trumpet
The Turks grew into the Ottoman Empire which controlled a vast territory. Then the Ottoman Empire was dried up as they lost control of all of the land except for the country of Turkey, which is the source of the Euphrates River. Read Revelation 16 – 6th Bowl Judgment
Joel’s futuristic explanations serve to hide the glory of the exacting fulfillment of prophecy!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the purple and scarlet in Revelation 17:4 represent luxury and sin.
How does he miss that the official colors of the Roman Catholic Cardinals and Bishops are purple and scarlet?
How does Joel Richardson not see that the Roman See is very wealthy, they live in luxury and are steeped in sin?
Here’s a papal medal which features a woman with a golden cup in her hand and the cross in the other.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that her title in Revelation 17:5 is not “Mystery Babylon” but “Mystery, Babylon the Great.”
That’s a great point. So how does he miss that she’s a mystery to John because she proclaims to be a Christian church, but she practices the Babylonian Mystery Religion, which is why she’s called Babylon the Great?
He dismisses the Roman Catholic Church is the harlot who has many daughters, by proclaiming that this is a teaching of the Hebrew Roots movement. This tactic is designed to dismiss the truth by associating it with a fringe group of people.
Joel Richardson says that it’s talking about the greatest of all false religions, pointing to Islam.
First of all, Islam doesn’t have any daughters, so it doesn’t fit the description.
On the other hand, the Roman Catholic Church has many daughters.
The irony of Joel pointing to Islam as the harlot, is that it’s a daughter of the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman bishops helps write the Qur’an and prop up Mohammed as the prophet.
Mohammed’s wife and her cousin were Catholics who played huge roles in helped him write down the messages.
The Roman Catholic Church did this for many reasons:
They needed a proxy army to capture territory, and to kill Jews and Messiah’s saints.
They wanted to misled Arabs with a false religion, so that they didn’t come to faith in the Scriptural Gospel.
The Arabs of Islam are the miry clay of the iron-clay feet in Daniel 2. The Roman Catholic Church now has 1.3 billion Catholics and there are 1.9 billion Muslims in Islam, so we see the grand deception of Satan.
In 1054 AD, the Orthodox Church split from the Latin Church, so it’s a daughter.
Arguably, the influence of the Jesuit priests led to the creation of the Mormon Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others, who teach a false gospel and false Messiah; so they’re daughters of the Roman Catholic Church.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points out that Revelation 17:6 describes the harlot being drunk with the blood of the saints.
He points to a false religion which spills the blood of the saints.
How does he not understand that the apostate church of Rome is guilty of torturing and killing tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition?
How does he ignore the witness of the saints who testified against the antichrist beast popes and their harlot church, sometimes paying for the witness with their blood as they were burned at the stake?
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points out that in Revelation 17:7, the angel changes the narrative from the harlot to the beast that carries her.
The angel helps John come to see how a supposedly Christian church practices pagan god worship and persecutes the saints.
The angel refers back to the beast who has seven heads and ten horns.
The seven heads points to the seven phases of the pagan Roman Empire, which is why the crowns are on the heads in Revelation 12; which describes Satan using the Emperors to persecute Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints.
The ten horns points to the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire, who gave their authority to the antichrist beast popes, who in Revelation 13, we see rules over a sea of people.
‘The beast’ is the name which is assigned to the Popes of Rome. It’s not a kingdom as Joel Richardson states.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:8 points to an empire, which he says is the Ottoman Empire being revived.
The empire that ‘was’ is Babylon, from which the worship of pagan gods was formed.
Nimrod was the high priest of the Babylonian Mystery Religion, who was worshiped as the sun god. After Nimrod was killed, the moon goddess Semiramis supposedly had mystical sex with his body to create the incarnate christ-child Tammuz.
The Babylonian Empire didn’t exist when John wrote down the apocalyptic vision.
The Babylonian High Priest ascended out of Satan’s bottomless pit of lies, to live again with the popes of Rome, who symbolically carry out the Babylonian Mystery Religion during the blasphemous Eucharist ceremony, thus the Roman Catholic Church’s title ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’
Satan is using the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General, to push the world into a One World Government, much like Nimrod tried to do.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the mountains in Revelation 17:9-11 represent kingdoms.
He says they are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, he didn’t name the seventh and the eighth is revived Ottoman Empire.
This explanation doesn’t align with the visions in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7; which only point to four beast kingdoms; Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, with the last one enduring in power until Messiah returns. Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
And his explanation doesn’t fit the narrative as it’s telling us where the woman has her seat, where she is based; and it clearly points to Rome, the seven-hilled city of John’s day.
Revelation 1:19 gives us a key to understand the vision, as it declares that 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 was Rome, and when you understand the fulfillment of Revelation prophecy, you know that it’s still the great city of the earth, which controls almost the whole world.
Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible says, The seven heads are seven mountains. Referring undoubtedly to Rome– the seven-hilled city–Septicollis Roma.
Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible says, This verse has been almost universally considered to allude to the seven hills upon which Rome originally stood.
Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says, the seven heads which he saw the beast with, signified seven mountains or hills upon which Rome is situated.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:12-13 is yet to be fulfilled.
This is a false explanation based on his futuristic perspective of prophecy fulfillment.
The ten kings point to the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire, which were created when the Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD as part of the fourth trumpet judgment.
The Popes Are The Little Horn Of Daniel 7. Daniel 7:8 points to the little horn, the Pope, who rose to power over the ten horns, the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. Three would not bow to his authority so they were plucked out, eliminated. Daniel 7:25 points to them persecuting the saints, which took place during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, killing tens of millions. The Popes changed the law, removing the 2nd commandment. Read
The Popes Are The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2. The Western Roman Emperors restrained the popes from taking power, but when the last one was removed from power in 476 AD (the deadly head wound), the popes took their place as Pontifex Maximus, leader of church and state (healing the deadly head wound). Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
The Popes Are The Antichrist Beast Of Revelation. The antichrist beast is an office, not one man. It’s fulfilled by the office of the papacy, the popes of Rome. They rose to power out of the sea of people of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. They reigned in civil and ecclesiastic power for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 AD. Kings bowed to their authority. Read The Phases Of The Roman Beast
Joel Richardson’s explanations serve to deflect blame away from the popes of Rome, who are the enemy of Messiah and His saints!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:14 points to the antichrist making war with the saints.
The previous verses described the harlot church of the great city of Rome, who is an apostate church that is led by the antichrist beast popes of Rome, who symbolically worships pagan gods.
And we know that the popes used Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
Yet somehow, Joel Richardson ignores all of that and points to a future one-man antichrist; despite the witness of the saints during the last 1,000 years.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:15 points to a whore sitting on peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues.
How does he not see that the popes of Rome rule over the apostate Roman Catholic Church, which has basilicas and parishes around the world, with people from different nations and tongues?
The popes initially rose to power over the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire, which speak different languages.
The popes call their domain, the HOLY SEE!
They rule over a SEA of people around the world and there are now 1.3 billion Catholics!
Here’s a drawing that Martin Luther had made, which features the harlot sitting on a beast that has seven heads and ten horns. The harlot is wearing the mitre of her leader, the antichrist beast popes of Rome. And she is holding the golden cup of her abominations.
She is positioned over many waters and we see the kings bowing to her, giving her their authority.
This is not hard to understand!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 16-17 point to the antichrist coalition of ten kings desolating the harlot.
He says that the beast and harlot are the same.
The beast is the pope of Rome who leads the harlot Roman Catholic Church, so they are part of the same entity.
The ten kings are still pointing to the area of the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire.
They are being filled with Muslims, who when they gain a majority, may be used to destroy the idols of the many basilicas and kill the priests.
This will be the fulfillment of Messiah’s explanation about the wheat and the tares.
Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints is the wheat. Satan used the Roman bishops to create a false Christian religion that teaches a false gospel and false Messiah. This is the tares church of the enemy, which initially looks like the wheat but is full of toxic teachings.
The harlot church of Rome will be desolated as judgment for her many sins, her false gospel, her killing of the saints, her stealing the wealth of widows, etc.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Revelation 17:18 points to the great city of the antichrist.
Indeed it does, as Rome is the great city of the antichrist beast popes.
How does Joel Richardson not see that the pope-led Roman Catholic Church is the greatest false religious system, because she proclaims to represent Messiah but teaches a false gospel and Messiah?
How does he not see that the pope-led Roman Catholic Church is the greatest persecutor of Messiah’s saints?
Is Joel Richardson really this deceived? Or is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing, who is purposely misleading people to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast popes and false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals?
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.
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