Joel Richardson says that the story of the fulfillment is fairly simple.
Revelation prophecy fulfillment is fairly straight-forward. It’s all of the futuristic explanations that people like Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach that make it hard to see the truth of the fulfillment. They are experts at explaining the false script which was created by the enemy to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Popes, as the Protestant Reformers 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. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
The enemy has programmed believers to look to the future for the fulfillment, as most prophecy teachers say that all of the Revelation seals, trumpets and bowls take place in the end-times. This is called futurism.
Joel Richardson says that we need to understand the symbols in the Old Testament.
That’s an amazing statement from him, as he doesn’t see how Old Testament symbols are using in Revelation to point to a literal fulfillment. An example is the sixth seal of Revelation, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”
It’s not a literal earthquake, it’s pointing to political upheaval. It’s not pointing to the literal, sun and moon, but to leadership changes. After the decline of the Roman Empire from bloody civil wars (red horse), economic strife (black horse), famine, pestilence and death (pale horse), the Emperors were warring against each other for supremacy. Read Revelation Symbols Defined
Instead, Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas take Revelation very literally and miss the explanation. Read Revelation Is Symbolic And Literal
Joel Richardson says that one of the most basic storylines in Revelation is the story of two different women.
This is another false association. The premise of there being two women in Revelation is correct but the application is wrong. Joel says that one of the women is Israel and the other is the Babylonian harlot.
What’s he’s missing is that the woman of Revelation 12 is not physical Israel, but spiritual Israel, which is made up of Jews and gentiles who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
Satan used the Roman Emperors to persecute Messiah’s saints during ten persecution periods from Nero until Diocletian in 312 AD. From 31 AD until 312 AD is about 280 years, which mimics the gestation period of a human. The tenth persecution period from 303-312 AD was the harshest.
The other woman is the harlot Roman Catholic Church, which feigns to be Messiah’s one-true church but it teaches a false Gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father.
Joel Richardson points to Romans 11 and all Israel will be saved.
Paul tells us that not all Israel is Israel. He’s proclaiming that a true Israelite is one who has a covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father through the Son. True Israel is made up of both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Messiah.
The application of Paul’s words is regarding the events of the first century. The saints understood that judgment was coming upon the Jewish nation as foretold in Daniel 9:26, Daniel 12 and in Messiah’s Olivet Discourse.
When the saints saw the abomination of desolation in 66 AD, when Cestius and his army surrounded Jerusalem and were ready to take it captive, they fled to the mountains for safety. The unbelieving Jews stayed in Jerusalem and three divisions of the Roman army were sent to desolate them during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
Josephus documents that 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword, during the time of great tribulation that Messiah foretold in His Olivet Discourse. This is the time of Jacob’s Trouble in Daniel 12.
But Josephus doesn’t document any followers of Messiah being killed, so all Israel was saved.
Joel Richardson points to the harlot of Revelation 17 who is arrayed in red and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand, who is drunk with the bloods of the saints,
How can Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas not see the simple clear fulfillment in the Roman Catholic Church, which is a harlot as she reveres idols and teaches doctrine which is contrary to Scripture?
The official colors of cardinals and archbishops is purple and scarlet. The pope and priests use the golden cup during their blasphemous eucharist ceremony, which symbolizes the Babylonian Mystery Religion. The papal church has been drunk with the blood of the saints, killing tens of millions during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
The whole premise of the explanations of Revelation by Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas are based on the false concept 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.
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.
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