Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Return of Jesus. Episode 23: When Israel Finds Grace in the Wilderness
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 amazing to me how many wrong explanations Joel gives in less than twelve minutes.
The reason is because his explanations are based on the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment; which was created by the enemy to deceive the end-times saints.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that in the last days when the Father will chastise Israel, they will fall by the sword and be taken captive by the nations.
He is wrongly assigning Messiah’s Olivet Discourse to the end times.
Luke 21:22-24 says, For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
The time of great distress came upon the unbelieving Jewish nation in that generation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation were desolated. 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword. Jewish-Roman historian Josephus documented that 97,000 Jews were taken captive and sold as slaves.
It’s not about the end times as Joel Richardson proclaims.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that the promise in Jeremiah 31:31-33 makes a covenant with Israel in the end times.
He is wrongly assigning it to the end times, as it was fulfilled during Messiah’s ministry.
Some from the House of Israel had regathered in the northern regions of Galilee, where Messiah and His disciples spent most of their time.
In Isaiah 9, in the midst of the house of Israel being that the Assyrians would come to disperse them from the land, Isaiah gave them hope that the Messiah would shine on them when they would be regathered before His coming. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali in Galilee, were the parts that principally suffered in the first Assyrian invasion.
And they were the first that enjoyed the blessings of Messiah (the promised light) preaching the Gospel, and exhibiting His miraculous works among them. Matthew 4:13 says that Messiah began His ministry in Capernaum, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, where the ten tribes of the House of Israel used to live.
Messiah found most of His disciples in Galilee. Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, James and his brother John, were all fishing in the Sea of Galilee when Jesus called them. Messiah proclaimed that He came for the lost tribes of Israel.
So the promise of Jeremiah 31 is not about the end times, as Joel Richardson proclaims.
Messiah’s kingdom was built on the foundation of believing people of the House Of Israel and the House of Judah, which He joined back together in His kingdom.
Read Messiah’s Kingdom
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios refers to the abomination of desolation in Matthew 24:15, when an army surrounds Jerusalem and the Jews should flee.
He is wrongly assigning it to the end times, as the abomination of desolation took place in that generation like Messiah proclaimed, in November 66 AD.
Matthew wrote to a Jewish audience who understood the reference in Daniel 8, to Grecian leader Antiochus Epiphanes surrounding Jerusalem with his army to take the temple captive. Luke wrote to a gentile audience who may not understand that reference, so he defined what the abomination of desolation is in Luke 21:20, “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
This took place in November 66 AD, when Cestius and his army surrounded Jerusalem to take it captive. Then for no explained reason, they left, which gave the saints the opportunity to flee to the mountains for safety, before 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 says that mountains and desert are the same.
Messiah specifically told them to flee to the mountains, which are north of Jerusalem on the east side of the Jordan River.
That location was in the Roman province of the Decapolis, so there was no reason for the Roman army to carry out their mission there.
Messiah’s followers were protected in the mountains, as the Roman army carried out attacks on Galilee, Samaria and Jerusalem.
When the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD was over, Messiah’s followers were gathered together for an assembly. Some returned to Jerusalem to minister to people there, some stayed in the region of Pella, and others went out into the Roman Empire to proclaim the Gospel.
Read Gathering The Elect
The false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas effectively hide the glorious fulfillment of prophecy, which validates the authority of the Bible and the deity of Messiah.
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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