This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM, called DURING THE FINAL REBELLION–GOD RELEASES THE DEMONS OF THE PIT & THE WORST HORROR MOVIE BEGINS.
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It says in Rev. 9:3 that these demons sweep across the face of the Earth like a dark, thick plague of locusts. If the terrifying quake of chapter 6 seemed bad, this is so much more terrifying. Like the sound of locust cloud screeching overhead is this cloud of evil, that envelopes the Earth.
There is nowhere to go, there is no escape, because there is no secure room to hide from creatures that transcend any physical barrier.
This is one of the main reasons why the Tribulation is going to be such a terrible time.
Think of all the bound demons of the Pit being turned loose in addition to the ones that are already running all over the earth.
Then, as if these hordes were not bad enough, out of the smoke rising from the Pit in v. 11 emerges the most fearsome monster of all, their king Abaddon the Destroyer. This is the angel of the bottomless pit whose name in the Greek tongue, Apollyon. Both languages capture this creatures name, it means destroyer. But all these demons are allowed to do is inflict pain, not death. Death is coming, but not quite yet.
The Greatest Massacre Arrives
A world, terrorized for 150 days (9:10), now has something to fear. The searing pain is about to be replaced by horrific death.
In Revelation 9:17, at the sounding of the sixth angel, trumpet, another army rises. Destroying horse-like creatures and those who sat on them, it says, are riders with breastplates the color of fire and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions.
With fire, smoke, and brimstone: a third of mankind is killed. Brimstone is like volcanic lava, which proceeded out of their mouths.
Either this is some kind of graphic figurative description of a great fiery force, or maybe God just opens the earth and turns loose the Earth’s volcanic capacity. In deadly destruction, a third of the world’s inhabitants are plunged into Hades.
But, that’s just a preview, a little taste of what’s coming at the end of the thousand-year Kingdom. Skip over the next 7 chapters of the Beast, False Prophet, and the seven bowls of scorching fire, blackness of darkness, and Armageddon, and turn with me to Rev. 20:7-9.
The explanation from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM is way off-target!
During the first four judgments, barbarian army after army were sent to attack the Western Roman Empire, leading to the Emperor being removed from power in 476 AD.
Judgment continued to be poured out on the vast Roman Empire, which was full of apostate Christians who believe in salvation of works through their sacraments, and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father.
The fifth trumpet represents Elohim using the Arabian (Mohammedan) army against the Roman Empire from 612-762 AD, which is 150 years (5 months x 30 days = 150 days).
They wore turbans (crowns of gold); they had beards (faces of men, as the Roman shaved); they had long hair like women; they wore chain-mail (breast-plates of iron); and they were fierce (teeth of lions).
The ‘falling star’ was Mohammed, the ‘smoke’ out of Satan’s bottomless pit is the false religion of Islam, which hides the Gospel from Arabs eyes.
The prophecy has already been fulfilled, but people like John Barnett serve to hide the glorious truth of the fulfillment of Messiah’s apocalyptic vision in Revelation.
John Barnett is an expert at explaining the futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment. The problem is that they were created by the enemy in order to deflect blame away from the Popes of Rome, as the Protestant Reformers all 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.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries teaches a false, 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 Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries 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.
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