Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 62: The Great City.
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 says that this explanation is a theory and that he’s not dogmatic.
That’s an interesting statement, as in this video series he’s dogmatically proclaimed that it’s not Rome or Jerusalem or the USA.
The saints who have gone before us, who were tortured and killed by the antichrist beast popes, weren’t giving theories and they were very dogmatic.
They 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 ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that it’s one of the great mysteries of Bible prophecy because it’s not here yet.
Joel’s explanations are based on the false premise of Revelation 17 only applying to the end times.
This is a short-sighted viewpoint, as in Revelation, Messiah is describing what His saints face from the first century until his return.
So the whole premise of Joel’s explanations about who is ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great’ is based on a false narrative. He is either very ignorant or a deceiver, as he effectively hides the historicist narrative.
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Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that we’re going to discuss the possibility that the great city that’s being discussed is Mecca.
Mecca does play a role in Bible prophecy, but it’s not as the harlot of Revelation 17.
In Daniel 2, the iron-clay feet point to the two greatest false religions, Romanism of the harlot Roman Catholic Church, and Islam. The Roman beast kingdom is the ‘iron’ and the Muslim army is the ‘clay’ of the ‘iron-clay feet’ of the statue in Daniel 2.
The Roman bishops helped write the Qur’an and prop up Mohammed as the prophet, to use Muslims to conquer territory, to kill Jews and Christians and to hide the Scriptural Gospel from Arabs.
The fifth trumpet represents Elohim using the Arabian (Mohammedan) army against the Roman Empire from 632-782 AD, which is 150 years (5 months x 30 days = 150 days). They wore turbans (crowns of gold); they had beards (faces of men, as the Roman shaved); they had long hair like women; they wore chain-mail (breast-plates of iron); and they were fierce (teeth of lions). The ‘falling star’ was Mohammed, the ‘smoke’ out of Satan’s bottomless pit is the false religion of Islam, which hides the Gospel from Arabs eyes.
The sixth trumpet represents Elohim releasing the Turks to cross over the Euphrates River to conquer 1/3rd of the Roman Empire for 391 years (prepared for the hour and day and month and year, 1 + 30 + 360 = 391) from 1062-1453 AD. They used gunpowder muskets, so ‘fire, smoke and brimstone’ appeared at their horses mouths. They used large cannons, some with the faces of lions on them, to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople.
The Roman beast kingdom controls the Islamic kingdom.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the harlot must be a city state with religious and economic influence.
Does Mecca have a religious and economic influence? Somewhat, but not compared to the historic influence of the harlot church of Rome.
The antichrist beast popes controlled the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire. The Roman Catholic Church has basilicas in many countries around the world.
Political, religious and business leaders travel to Rome to meet with the pope.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that it has to be the single greatest false religion of man.
He’s applying this narrative only to the end times, which is very misleading.
This ignores the mystery of iniquity, which took place when Simon the sorcerer, who was rebuked by Peter for trying to buy the power of the Holy Spirit, went to Rome to feign to be an apostle of Messiah. He combined the veneer of the Scriptural faith with the pagan gods of Rome. He was arguably the first Roman pope, as it wasn’t Peter the Apostle.
Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops codified Romanism, the false Christian religion, to seek to destroy Messiah’s Ekklesia from within.
The man of sin popes teach a false gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, which denies Messiah.
The son of perdition popes have already proclaimed to be God, forgive sins and provide salvation, in the name of Jesus Christ.
The false Christian religion of the harlot Roman Catholic Church has misled billions of people.
Messiah’s saints have witnessed against the antichrist beast popes and their harlot Roman Catholic Church, sometimes paying for their testimony with their lives.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that it is the primary source of persecution of Christians throughout the earth.
Once again, he’s applying this narrative only to the end times, which is very misleading.
The antichrist beast popes have used the Catholics in their harlot Roman Catholic Church to torture and kill tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the harlot must be in partnership with the beast system.
A beast in the New Testament is not a system and it’s not a kingdom. It’s a false priest in the Church.
The popes of Rome are a beast, as they are fake priests who pretend to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb) but they serve Satan (the dragon) to make war with Messiah and His saints. They aren’t Catholics, they’re Satanists.
The antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General, the white pope and the black pope, lead the harlot church of Rome, so we see the direct relationship.
The explanations of Joel Richardson serve to hide the enemy of Messiah and His saints!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that any mosque in the world is built and paid for by Saudi Arabia.
What Joel is not telling you is that the harlot Roman Catholic Church has funded and built basilicas around the world.
The Vatican controls a vast amount of property in many countries, with their basilicas, parishes, schools and hospitals.
As of November 2019, there were 1,690 basilicas (four of them major; the rest minor) in the world.
Click on this link to see the Wikipedia page that lists the many basilicas. You can click on the links to see pictures of the ornate temples, which cost a fortune for Rome to build.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the harlot rules over the kings of the earth.
Does Saudi Arabia rule over the kings of the earth? No! It is conceivable of them doing so in the future? No!
Yet we can look at the history of the popes of Rome and see that they had civil power over the Roman beast kingdom for 1,260-years, from 538-1798 AD.
We can see that political, religious and business leaders travel to the Vatican to meet with the pope.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that there is no capital of Christianity other than Jerusalem.
This statement is ignorant, as the harlot represents the apostate Roman Catholic Church which has its capital in the great city of Rome!
As the Bible proclaims about the House of Israel and the House of Judah, a harlot worships pagan gods.
At St. Peter’s basilica we see an ornate temple filled with pagan gods. We see an Egyptian obelisk, which is a phallic symbol of the pagan sun god, was erected in the middle of a sun wheel.
The antichrist beast popes of Rome erected nine other pagan obelisks in Rome, including one in front of the Pantheon, the temple to all pagan gods, which they renamed as a Catholic church.
It doesn’t take a lot of research to see that Rome is the capital of the false religion of Romanism, which has the veneer of the Scriptural faith but symbolically carries out the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
Yet, the explanations of Joel Richardson serve to deflect blame away from the harlot church of Rome.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Saudi Arabia imports the goods of Rev 18.
He makes this blanket statement without any proof! Messiah describes specific goods so that the identity of the harlot is unmistakable.
The basilicas are built with precious wood, brass, iron and marble. They are lavishly decorated with reliefs, architectural sculpture and gold gilding.
The popes are decked with gold, pearls and precious stones on their miters. Cardinals and Bishops are dressed in purple and scarlet silk robes, gold crosses, etc.
The Vatican sells a lot of pectoral crosses and jewelry; which is made out of gold, silver, brass, copper, nickel, pewter, crystals, etc.
The ceremonies of Catholic priests are filled with incense that is made from frankincense and cinnamon, that is burned in iron and brass censers; and they use three holy oils. The Eucharist ceremony uses wafers made of fine white wheat flour, and wine.
She has enriched the kings of the earth with all of her purchases to build and maintain her antichrist temples, which are filled with graven images.
Joel is effectively hiding how the Roman Catholic Church fulfills the description in Revelation 18.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that there are 2.4 billion Christians and that doesn’t include Catholics.
Where did he get those numbers? If they are true, then 2.25 billion Christians and 1.1 billions Catholics is 3.35 billion, which is way more than the Muslims of Islam.
But I don’t believe that those numbers are accurate, as the Christian number has to include Catholics.
The harlot Roman Catholic Church has grown dynamically during the last few centuries, as the General in Rome has used his Jesuit priests to proclaim the false Christian religion of Romanism around the world, which causes more people to revere (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast popes.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that Jerusalem is the center of Bible prophecy.
Jerusalem is the center of the 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy, as it points to Messiah appearing in the 70th week to carry out His multiyear ministry and confirm the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) in the middle of the seven years to end the need for temple sacrifices. Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is not about an end-times seven-year tribulation which features a one-man antichrist, like Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas proclaim.
Jerusalem is the center of the fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, as He foretold the judgment of the unbelieving Jewish nation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, in that generation. Read The Olivet Discourse Deception
Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is not about the end times, like Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas proclaim.
And Jerusalem is not the center of Revelation, as the only mention of Jerusalem is to Holy Jerusalem, which is the name of Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints.
The prophecies in Revelation are not just about the end times, like Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas proclaim. Most of the prophecies have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years. Read Revelation Timeline
The great city of Revelation is Rome, the home of the antichrist beast popes who lead the harlot church of Rome.
Jerusalem is eluded to in the sixth vial judgment, which points to the kings of the east, the Khazar Jews who are descendants of the Khazarian kingdom in eastern Europe, who converted to Judaism in the eighth century.
Messiah foretold these Jews in Zionist Israel in Revelation 3:9, when He said that they are “of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.” They study the Babylonian Talmud and Satanic Egyptian Kabbalah.
They stole the land from the Palestinians, destroyed hundreds of their villages and have killed many.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios ended this video by saying that people ask him, “who is the woman?” And he says “I’m not really sure.”
He told us all of the things that it’s not, based on false parameters, the primary one being that he applies Revelation 17 only to the end times, which effectively hides the historicist explanation of prophecy fulfillment.
Joel failed to give a verse by verse explanation of Revelation 17 and 18 to show how his theory of Islam fits the description.
And then he says that he’s not really sure who is the harlot! That’s unbelievable.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that all of the fingers of the glove must fit.
This statement is in regard to Joel’s previous reference to the famous saying during the O.J. Simpson trail.
He makes this statement, but he didn’t go through every verse of Revelation 17 and 18 to prove out his theory. If he did, then we would see that Islam does not fit all of the description.
Joel cited the Occam’s Razor problem-solving principle, saying that the simplest solution is usually the correct one. But he ignores the obvious, simple explanation, that the harlot is the Roman Catholic Church of the popes of Rome.
How does Joel ignore that the popes teach a false gospel and false intercessor in Mary, which has misled billions of Catholics in the name of Jesus Christ?
How does Joel ignore that the official colors of the Roman archbishops and cardinals is purple and scarlet?
How does Joel not see that the Roman Church priests use the golden cup during their blasphemous Eucharist ceremony, during which they proclaim to pull Messiah down from heaven to sacrifice Him again for sins, which denies His one-time blood sacrifice?
How does Joel ignore that she is full of names of blasphemy, such as Holy Father and His Holiness which steal glory from the Heavenly Father?
How does Joel ignore that the Roman Church has many pagan god symbols, such as an Egyptian obelisk, which is a phallic symbol of the pagan sun god in the middle of a sun wheel in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, proving that she’s a harlot worshiper of pagan gods?
How does Joel ignore that Rome is the renowned city of seven hills, the great city of John’s day?
The glove fits, as every verse in Revelation 17 describes the harlot church of Rome which is led by the antichrist beast popes! Revelation 17 – Mystery Babylon
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 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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