This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Joel Richardson of FAI STUDIOS, called ‘THE BOOK OF REVELATION // Session 26: Identifying The Mighty Angel Who Comes From Heaven.’
Video Description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Book Of Revelation. Session 26: Identifying The Mighty Angel Who Comes From Heaven, Clothed With the Clouds – Joel Richardson.
Let me start by saying that the historical fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 from 27-34 AD, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse which describes events leading to the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, and most of prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years; validates the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah. Joel’s futuristic explanations serve to hide those proofs.
The Protestant Reformers and great theologians of the 16th-19th centuries all taught the historical fulfillment of prophecy. It’s only during the few centuries that the futuristic deceptions have taken hold as the enemy has deceived even the very elect.
The concept of a future 70th week of Daniel 9, in which a one-man antichrist appears and most of Revelation is fulfilled, is a deception from the enemy. I know that sounds crazy since most people teach these concepts, but the enemy has worked hard to mislead the end-times saints so that even the very elect are deceived. I pray that you will seek truth, not to defend a belief.
Please understand that I declare these things not because I think that I know it all, and I’m not saying that everything that Joel Richardson teaches is false. He seems to be very sincere in his beliefs and His love for Messiah. What I’m showing is that what he teaches about prophecy fulfillment is false, because it’s based on the futuristic model that was created by the enemy to deceive the end-times saints.
I don’t proclaim this for my sake, because this isn’t about me. You can dismiss what I’m saying and defend your beliefs, but now you’re accountable and I’ve fulfilled my role as the watchman blowing the trumpet.
In this video, Joel Richardson focuses on who the angel is and ranted about different things, instead of what the little book symbolizes.
Because Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson believe that the prophecies in Revelation are yet to be fulfilled, they don’t understand the proper context.
During the Dark Ages, the antichrist beast Popes banned and burned the Scriptures and persecuted the saints. They only taught in Latin, so that they controlled the message. This caused spiritual darkness in the Western Roman Empire.
John Wycliffe (1330-1384), called the Morning Star of the Reformation, spent most of his life teaching at Oxford University and was recognized by John of Guant (The Duke of Lancaster) as extraordinarily gifted in theology. He translated the Latin Vulgate Bible into English and placed it in the hands of the people.
Forty years after his death the Pope commanded his bones to be dig up and he had them burned and the ashes were thrown into the river.
We see the antichrist beast Pope’s hatred of the Scriptures which testify about the true Gospel of salvation through Messiah alone; instead of through the Pope and his false gospel of salvation through his sacraments.
And the Scriptures describes how 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 proper context of Revelation 10 is that there was a famine for the Scriptures. And the little book is the answer, for it’s the printed Bible which would seem like a little book to John who was used to large handwritten scrolls.
Many of the handwritten Scriptures had been confiscated in Western Europe, but the priests in Constantinople still had copies of them. When the Turks of the Ottoman Empire, who are symbolized by the River Euphrates, came to attack Constantinople with large cannons (fire, smoke and brimstone) during the sixth trumpet judgment; many of the priests fled to Western Europe and took the Scriptures with them.
This put the Scriptures back into the saints hands and they translated them into English, German, etc. Then with the timely advent of the printing press, the little book of Revelation 10, the printed Bible, was now available again.
William Tyndale (1493-1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. Tyndale translated the Greek Bible into English, but the Roman Catholic Church fought against him publishing it. The Catholic church believed that only the mother church is able to rightly interpret the Bible.
Tyndale was captured, arrested, tried, and sentenced to death. They strangled him and burned his body at the stake.
The Little Book of Revelation 10 represents printed Bibles in English and other languages, which John would have called a little book compared with long scrolls. They were desperately needed as the antichrist beast Popes had banned and burned the Scriptures during the Dark Ages, and killed those who had them. They were the sweet words of the Gospel, but they were bitter because the printed Bibles caused the Popes to intensify their war against the followers of Messiah.
Bible Societies spread the printed Bible, the little book of Revelation 10, all over the world and millions of people were saved! HalleluYah!
Joel Richardson didn’t give you any of that glorious context!
The fulfillment of Revelation is an amazing narrative, as you see how Messiah works through circumstances to provide for His saints; but the Revelation explanations from Dalton Thomas and Joel Richardson are effectively hiding all of this truth!
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.