This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM, called SIGNS OF THE END–JESUS EXPLAINS THE SPECIFIC TRENDS FOR RECOGNIZING GOD’S TIMING FOR WORLD’S END
Dr. John Barnett of DTBM says that Matthew 24 is about the end of the world.
He says that it is fulfilled during the generation that sees these things coming. First of all, Messiah was pointing to the generation that existed during His ministry, to the Jewish leaders who rejected Him and sought to kill Him. Messiah declared in Matthew 23 that judgment was coming upon the Jewish leaders in that generation, and then He declared that the temple would be destroyed.
Those things happened in 70 AD, when Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation were desolated.
Secondly, the saints saw all of the things that Messiah described in His Olivet Discourse take place in the first century.
Matthew records that Messiah pointed to “this generation” ten times. In the final time, Messiah said, “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”Matthew 24:34
The nine previous mentions are pointing to the Jews who opposed Messiah. Are we to believe that the tenth time that He described “this generation,” that He is pointing to the end times? No!
The context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is the desolation of the temple that He was just in when He rebuked the Jews and said, “Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation.”
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD when the Romans desolated Jerusalem, the temple, and the Jewish nation. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
We need to take Messiah at His Word and look at how the things that He described were about the Jewish nation, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples.
Here’s a one-page summary PDF of the fulfillment of The Olivet Discourse which you can save and print and share.
Here’s a two-page summary PDF of the fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse which you can save and print and share.
Here’s a link to YouTube videos about the fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse.
Dr. John Barnett of DTBM says that Revelation 6-19 about the end of the world.
That is false, as most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled during the last 1900 years.
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His explanation is based on the false premise of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel.
Dr. John Barnett of DTBM points to signs in the heavens, sun, moon and stars.
How is it that an esteemed pastors doesn’t understand that the Old Testament gives many examples of the ‘sun, moon and stars being darkened’ points to a leadership system being cast down from power?
In His Olivet Discourse, Messiah is pointing to the Jewish leadership system being cast down, which took place during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. The high priest (sun), Sanhedrin (moon) and priests (stars) were either killed or captured and sold as slaves.
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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.
On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s on my books and links to order printed books.
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