Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Rapture and the Endurance of the Saints. Episode 13: The Lesson of the Foolish and Wise Virgins.
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!
The foolish virgins don’t understand the context of Messiah’s return, as they believe in the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment that Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach.
This whole video series about debunking the pretribulation rapture is based on the false concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, the supposed 7-year tribulation.
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.
The foolish virgins don’t understand the context of Messiah’s return, the Feast of Trumpets.
I may have missed it but I don’t recall Joel pointing to Messiah returning on the fall Feast of Trumpets.
That seems like a really important point when talking about Messiah’s return.
Messiah died for our sins as the Spotless Lamb on the Feast of Passover. He was dead in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He rose again on the Feast of First Fruits. He sent the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.
An important point in debunking the pretribulation rapture theory that says that Messiah could return at any time, is to point to how Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days which are divine appointments, to redeem the set-apart saints.
Messiah will return on the fall Feast of Trumpets, which is on the first day of the seventh Scriptural month. He will carry out judgment on the Day of Atonement and He will marry His bride on the Feast of Tabernacles. All of this has been hidden by the enemy.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios asks, does Messiah’s Olivet Discourse teach a pre-trib rapture? Or a post-trib rapture?
Neither! Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is not about the end times as Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach!
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD when the Romans desolated Jerusalem, the temple, and the Jewish nation. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
We need to take Messiah at His Word and look at how the things that He described were about the Jewish nation, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples.
It all led to the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, during which 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios cited Revelation 19, saying that it points to the harlot shedding the blood of the saints in the end times.
This is a misconception as Revelation is not just about what takes place in the end times. Rather it gives the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom: pagan Emperors > antichrist beast popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals; making war against Messiah and His saints.
Revelation 12 points to the pagan Emperors shedding the blood of the saints during ten persecution periods from Nero to 312 AD when Constantine stopped them.
The blood of the martyrs of the Roman Emperors is seen symbolically crying out in the fifth seal for vengeance against the pagan Roman Empire.
Messiah’s message to the church era of Smyrna is about the ten days (ten prophetic years) when Emperor Diocletian sought to wipe out Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints from 303-312 AD.
The Revelation 13 sea beast narrative points to the antichrist beast popes who caused Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
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.
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