This Revelation Timeline Decoded post features a video from Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries DTBM, called THE FOUR APOCALYPTIC HORSEMEN OF DOOM–ILLUSTRATE GOD’S SMOLDERING WRATH.
Video description: The Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Each of the first 4 seals is a consequence of rejecting Christ as the Truth and wanting something else other than God the Son.
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Revelation is an illustration of the doctrines of God. He says that there are hundreds of illusions to every other point in the Bible.
An illustration is a picture or diagram that helps make something clear. An example of this is the symbolism of the ‘sun, moon and stars being darkened.’ There are several examples in the Old Testament which shows us that it’s symbolic language for a leadership system losing power.
We see this in Matthew 24:29 of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, which points to the Jewish leadership system; the high priest (sun), Sanhedrin (moon) and priests (stars) being removed from power during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Read Sun, Moon And Stars
We see this in the sixth seal of Revelation 6, when Eastern Emperor Constantine defeated Diocletian’s army in 312 AD, which ended the persecutions. Diocletian (the Sun) was so panic stricken, he died insane. Constantine defeated emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324 AD. The Roman leaders (stars) fell and their power receded as a scroll. Read Revelation 6 – 6th Seal Earthquake
Yet Dr. John Barnett doesn’t understand the illustrations and he takes these two prophecies very literally and applies them to the physical sun, moon and stars.
Read Revelation Is Symbolic And Literal
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2 is the holy spirit.
This explanation is based on his futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations, which were created by the enemy to deceive the end-times church age.
The restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2 was the Western Roman Emperor, who was removed from civil power in 476 AD, as part of the fourth trumpet judgment. He had restrained the Roman Popes from taking power. Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
In 538 AD, the antichrist beast Popes of Rome were given civil and ecclesiastic authority over the Roman beast kingdom, and they are the man of sin, the son of perdition, who have caused billions of Catholics to sin in the name of Jesus Christ, and to be left lost in their sins as they believe in a false gospel of works through the sacraments, and a false intercessor in Mary. Read We Know The Antichrist Beast, False Prophet And Harlot Of Revelation By Their Fruit
Daniel pointed to this event in Daniel 7, as the little horn rose up among the ten kingdoms of the fallen Western Roman Empire. Read The Little Horn Of Daniel 7 Rose Up
And John points to the Popes of Rome as the antichrist beast, who reigned in power for 1,260-years, from 538-1798 AD. Read Revelation 13 – The Roman Sea Beast Phase
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Seal # 1 in Revelation 6:1-2: is the White Horse & Rider of global deception, false peace and prosperity, and the rise of the superman called the Antichrist.
John was given the Revelation in the 90-95 AD, and in Revelation 1:1 Messiah told him that these things would take place shortly.
The white horse represents the ‘conquering’ Roman Empire, from 98-117 AD, as under the reign of Emperor Trajan it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding ‘white horses’ in their victory parades.
Roman Emperors Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, were descendants of the Isle of Crete, who were famous bowmen, so the ‘bow‘ points directly at them. The ‘crown’ represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.
Read Revelation 6 – 1st Seal White Horse
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Seal # 2 in Revelation 6:3-4: is the Red Horse & Rider of warfare & killing.
The Red horse represents a bloody time in the Roman Empire from 185-284 AD, as it went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne.
Read Revelation 6 – 2nd Seal Red Horse
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Seal # 3 in Revelation 6:5-6: is the Black Horse & Rider of the spread of famine and scarcity.
The Black horse represents a period of gloom and despair, as the Romans suffered under excessive taxes that were needed to pay for wars. The pricing for wheat and barley point to food scarcity from 222-235 AD.
Read Revelation 6 – 3rd Seal Black Horse
Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries says that Seal # 4 in Revelation 6:7-8: is the Pale Horse & Rider of the horrific duo of Death and Hades.
The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 AD. The word ‘earth‘ is pointing to the Roman Empire as the ‘land’ of prophecy.
Read Revelation 6 – 4th Seal Pale Horse
The seal judgments are not about the antichrist or the end times, as Dr. John Barnett proclaims.
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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2 thoughts on “John Barnett DTBM The Four Apocalyptic Horsemen Video”
I agree with your interpretation, David. But I believe the evil powers in this world are fabricating events to create a literal fulfillment of the 4 horsemen to make it appear as if prophecy is just now being fulfilled. We see this with the purposeful takedown of our gas lines, manufacturing plants, killing cattle, and paying farmers to destroy their crops. They do not want us to recognize the spiritual kingdom we are now in, and they have so many Christians claiming that Jesus’ work on the cross is still incomplete. The constant barrage of comments calling me a liar or telling me I don’t understand that it’s to come in the future, can be emotionally exhausting.
I agree Michele that the evil ones are creating circumstances to make their false prophecy fulfillment explanations seem like they are coming true. Yeah, it gets tiring being told that you’re wrong about prophecy, by people who are wrong about prophecy. Keep pressing on for the glory of our King!