Video Description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 33: The Dragon’s Final Assault Against the People of God – Joel Richardson.
Joel Richardson points to 3 1/2 years of great tribulation and a one-man antichrist in the end times.
His whole explanation is based on the false premise of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah, not the antichrist. Messiah carried out His multi-year ministry during the 70th week and He died in the middle of the week to confirm the covenant (which was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) to atone for our sins as the Spotless Lamb, which ended the need for temple sacrifices.
A 70-week prophecy from the Heavenly Father is fulfilled in 70 consecutive weeks, otherwise is makes no sense to say ’70 weeks are determined.’ It’s not about the end times or the antichrist, that is a deception from the enemy to mislead the end-times saints. This is extremely important to understand.
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. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
Joel Richardson points to the 9/23/17 alignment, warning people that it’s dangerous.
I agree with Joel that the celestial events of September 23, 2017 did not fulfill the prophecy in Revelation 12. Here’s my article about that: Does The Revelation 12 September 23, 2017 Sign In The Heavens Point To A Pre-Tribulation Rapture?
But then Joel says that focusing on the constellations is dangerous because of astrology and horoscopes. That’s absurd as our Heavenly Father tells us to look up at them, as they tell the Gospel story.
These passages in Isaiah 40:21-22,26 tell us to look up:
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
These verses in Psalms 19:1-6 tell us that the Gospel story is declared in the heavens:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The Gospel is written in the stars. This is why Satan has used people to corrupt the message of the constellations, to pervert the truth. One of the great robberies of the enemy is to cause people like Joel to dismiss the stories in the constellations which have been proclaimed since creation.
Joel Richardson dismisses that the woman in Revelation 12 is Messiah’s church.
He says that the woman is Israel, assigning it to the Zionist state of Israel. Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson are blinded by Zionist Israel.
The woman is Messiah’s Ekklesia, His saints, many of whom were Jews who believed in Messiah. From the time of Messiah’s ministry until 312 AD, when Constantine stopped the persecutions against Messiah’s saints, was about 280 years.
That mimics the human gestation period, and we see that of the ten persecution periods of Messiah’s church by the Roman Empire, the last one which lasted from 303-312 AD was the worst as Diocletian sought to wipe out Messiah’s Ekklesia. By that we see that it was most painful at the end, just like a human birth.
Messiah foretold the ten years of tribulation from 303-312 AD, in His message to the Smyrna church saints. The name Smyrna symbolizes death. Messiah said that they would face tribulation for ten days, which is ten prophet years.
It’s really sad that people like Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson are not teaching you these truths!
Joel Richardson dismisses that Messiah’s church is Israel, saying that it’s replacement theology.
What an epic failure to understand who Israel is. The Apostle Paul made it clear that all Israel is not Israel. Paul is proclaiming that a true Israelite is one who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
True Israel is made up of both Jews and Gentiles. 3,000 Jews believed in Messiah on the Day of Pentecost and more were added daily.
Read Messiah’s Kingdom
Joel Richardson says that the woman in Revelation 12 is Israel, assigning it to the Zionist state of Israel.
Again, this is a massive misunderstanding! The reason that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel is because he entered into a covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father. That is what it means to be an Israelite.
Joel says that even if Khazarians (people who are not descendants of Abraham but are Turkish) converted to Judaism, they are still Israel. NO! NO! NO! That is heresy!
If Khazarians believe in Messiah to have a covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father, then they are Israel.
How in the world does he not get this? How is he defending people who converted to Judaism as being God’s Chosen People? Judaism studies the Satanic Babylonian Talmud and Egyptian Kabbalah, over the Torah.
Joel Richardson says that if the people are called Israel, then they are God’s people, even though they are not believers.
What heresy! He’s saying that unbelievers are God’s people.
All the enemy had to do was put people called Jews in a land called Israel, and people like Joel are faked out.
Joel Richardson points to all Israel being saved as cited by Paul in Romans 9.
First of all, he is applying the wrong definition Israel, pointing to the Zionist state in the Middle East.
True Israel is made up of people who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son. So of course they are saved!!!
Secondly, Paul is pointing to the judgment of the Jewish nation in the first century. The believers heeded Messiah’s warning to flee Judea before the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, and they fled to the mountains east of the Jordan River for safety. Read Abomination of Desolation
The unbelieving Jews stayed in Jerusalem and they were desolated. Josephus doesn’t document a single follower of Messiah being killed during the war, so indeed, all Israel was saved. It has absolutely nothing to do with the end times or the Zionist state of Israel!!!
Joel Richardson points to the hardening of Israel until the fullness of the gentiles in Romans 11:25.
The fullness of the gentiles is not pointing to a dispensation period in which gentiles are saved. It’s pointing to the Roman army coming to desolate the Jewish nation as punishment for their leaders continuing their rebellion against the Heavenly Father, and rejecting His Son and delivering Him up to be killed.
The prophecy in Daniel 12 was sealed up from the unbelieving Jews’ eyes, so that they could not understand that their desolation was determined to take place during the 3 1/2 years of the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
Joel Richardson points to the new covenant in Jeremiah, saying that it’s fulfilled in the end times with the house of Judah and the house of Israel.
His ignorance continues! Some from the House of Israel had already regathered in the areas north of Jerusalem, where Messiah spent most of His time. Messiah declared that He came for the lost tribes of the House of Israel.
Isaiah 9 gives the House of Israel the promise of the light of Messiah coming to shine on them.
Messiah came to ratify the everlasting covenant, which is mentioned in Daniel 9:4, with His blood as the Spotless Lamb. He drew the House of Israel and the House of Judah back together, into one house of believers.
The covenant in Jeremiah is not new, but it was renewed. It’s the covenant of faith that was made to Abraham, who understood that it need to be ratified, put into full effect, by the Promised Lamb of Yah.
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.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.