Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 39: The Fourth Beast in Daniel and Revelation.
Joel Richardson says that Messiah will deliver Israel from her enemies when He returns.
I agree that Messiah will deliver Israel from her enemies, but Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas think that Israel is a state in the Middle East; instead of understanding that the nation of Israel is made up Jews and Gentiles who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
Satan has used the leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (Emperors, antichrist beast Popes and false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) to make war with Messiah and His saints.
The sad irony of the beliefs of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas is that Zionist Israel is controlled by Satanist Lord Rothschild, who are the enemy of Messiah and His saints.
Joel Richardson says that the statue in Daniel 2 points to Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Islamic Caliphate and a Revived Islamic Caliphate.
How is it that he dismisses the mighty Roman Empire which controlled the world for 1,500 years? It’s not about the land masses that the empire took over, it’s about the kingdom controlling the known world.
How does he ignore the witness of the Protestant Reformers and the great theologians of the 16th-20th century, who all point to the Roman Empire as the fourth kingdom of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7?
Islam does not fit the description in Revelation 13 and 17, which Joel doesn’t cover in detail. Where is the explanation of the heads, the horns and the crowns?
Joel Richardson says that the little horn of Daniel 7 is the future antichrist.
The Little Horn of Daniel 7 points to the Pope of Rome, rising to power over the fallen Roman Empire.
Daniel 7:8 “I considered the (10) horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”
It is describing a man who controls the Roman beast.
The 10 horns of the 4th beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a Little Horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.
Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
Daniel foretold that the Little Horn, the Popes of Rome would speak against Elohim, and they proclaimed to be God. They reigned for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 A.D.; during which they caused over 50 million saints to be killed.
Joel Richardson says that Islam provides the narrative of marytyrdom.
How does he ignore the tens of millions of saints who were killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition?
The truth is that the Roman Catholic bishops helped write the Quran and prop up Mohammed as the prophet, to deceive Arabs with a false religion and to use Arabs as a proxy army for their agenda.
Joel Richardson points to the falling away, the man of sin and the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2.
The Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 is the Popes of Rome, the restrainer was the Roman Emperors.
“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” Verse 4
The restrainer that the Apostle Paul was referring to was the Roman Emperors, who held back the Popes from taking power. Once the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D., the Popes rose to power, and were given civil and ecclesiastic authority over Rome; healing the deadly head wound, as they took the Emperors title of Pontifex Maximus, leader of the church and state. They sit among the followers of Messiah, which is the temple of God, and they proclaimed to be God.
Daniel and John described the Popes of Rome, who reigned for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 A.D.
Once again we can see that John picked up the narrative of Daniel, about the Roman beast.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Revelation 13:5
Daniel, Paul and John all described the Popes of Rome, who have made pompous, blasphemous statements.
Daniel 7:8 – “And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.“
2 Thessalonians 2:4 – “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Revelation 13:5 – “And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.“
The falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2, that the Apostle Paul warned about, was fulfilled in the 4th century; when after hundreds of years of persecution, many of the saints fell away from the true faith, and apostatized, compromising their beliefs to join with Rome.
Roman Christianity is based on the worship of pagan gods, primarily the sun god; which is why Sunday became the first day of the week, and why the Roman Catholic Church has so many sun symbols, such as an Egyptian obelisk in the middle of St. Peter’s Square.
I pray that Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas find the truth about prophecy fulfillment, for they are declaring things which they will regret when they stand before Messiah.
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