This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Leeland Jones, called 5 Biblical Proofs we are in the 7 Year Tribulation.
Leeland Jones proclaims that the establishment of the state of Israel has to be the fulfillment of Scripture, it has to be the word of God.
I agree with him, but it’s not in a good way. Messiah pointed to Jews who says they are Jews, but are not, and are of the Synagogue of Satan. I cover how the Jews in Israel fulfill prophecy in several ways in my new Revelation Timeline Decoded book.
Leeland Jones is applying the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy to the end times and Israel. He says that the seventy weeks point to seventy years.
That’s wrong, as it points to seventy seven-year cycles, so 490 years. It’s not about the end times, but about Messiah appearing in the 70th week of Daniel to carry out His ministry and die for our sins as the Spotless Lamb. The seventy weeks of Daniel 9 started in 457 BC with the command of King Artaxerxes, which puts the 70th week of Daniel from 27-34 AD, which is the time that we know that Messiah died and rose again.
The 70th week of Daniel is not about the end-times or the antichrist, it is about Messiah’s first advent.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.
I wrote The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book to prove out the glorious fulfillment by Messiah, and expose the deception of the enemy. It’s the one Bible prophecy that pointed to the exact time when Messiah would carry out His ministry and die for our sins, which is why the enemy seeks to hide the truth.
Leeland Jones points to the abomination of desolation taking place in the middle of the seven years.
That’s wrong as Messiah proclaimed that all of the things that He described in His Olivet Discourse took place in that generation of Jews who rejected Him and delivered Him up to be killed.
The context of the ‘abomination of desolation‘ is Messiah declaring judgment on the Jewish leaders and the ‘desolation’ of the second temple; which took place in 70 A.D. It says when you see the abomination of desolation, then flee Judea, so it’s a sign that people in Judea saw. It’s not about the end times.
Luke 21:20-21 tells us what it was, an army surrounding Holy Jerusalem, which Josephus documented as taking place in November of 66 AD, when Cestius and his army came to Jerusalem to end the Jewish rebellion. Messiah’s saints in Judea saw the sign, and knew that they needed to take the first opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella for safety.
That opportunity came when Cestius and his army left Jerusalem for no explained reason. Messiah’s saints urgently left Jerusalem like Messiah told them to, but the Jews stayed. Then three strong divisions of the Roman army were sent to Judea, which led to 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Leeland Jones points to the seals opening in 2015. He says that the book of Esther points to seven good years, seven bad years; and that started in 2010. He points to the Revelation seals opening in 2015.
That’s wrong, as the seal judgments caused the decline of the Western Roman Empire from civil war, excessive taxation, famine and pestilence.
He’s pointing to Donald Trump being the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the antichrist of Revelation, as Trump said that he’s ‘the chosen one.’
That’s wrong, as 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.
Leeland Jones explanations about prophecy fulfillment are based on false associations.
Then he proclaimed that “if you’re not understanding his explanations, then the problem is not the information that he’s sharing, the problem is you.”
He said, “I’m not making this stuff up, this is what the Bible says.”
Leeland Jones says that “he’s called by God to show us this information.”
His explanations can’t be from God, because they’re wrong. He seems very sincere, but he also comes across as arrogant. I don’t say these this because I wish to cast judgment on him, but because what he is declaring is not lining up with Scripture. And when someone proclaims that they are speaking for God, and their explanations are wrong, then they need to be exposed, lest people be misled.
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