This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the ‘hour of temptation’ that Messiah foretold in Revelation 3:10.
Messiah’s words in Revelation chapters 2-3 are to seven church eras that span from His first coming to His second.
These church eras faced the emperors of the pagan Roman Empire:
Ephesus from 33-100. The early church endured persecution from Jews and Rome, with Peter, Paul, and other disciples killed. Jerusalem was desolated in 70 AD, and Messiah had not returned yet, so they lost their zeal and love.
Smyrna from 100-313. The name comes from the word myrrh, which symbolizes death and was fulfilled when the Roman Emperors martyred millions of saints, especially during ten years from 303-312 AD. Messiah points to the blood of the martyrs symbolically crying out for vengeance in the fifth seal.
Pergamos from 313-538. The name in Greek means ‘married to the tower,‘ which is a perfect symbolic name for this church age, as Constantine and the Roman bishops codified the false religion of Romanism, which symbolizes the Babylonian Mystery Religion. After many centuries of persecution, many saints fell away from the Scriptural faith and joined the Roman church to take positions of power.
These two church eras witnessed against the antichrist beast Popes for 1,260 years:
Thyatira from 538-1514. The name means ‘ruled by a woman,’ the harlot Roman Catholic Church from 538-1514. The saints were tortured and killed during the Dark Ages, as the antichrist beast Popes worked relentlessly to eliminate the two witnesses against them, the Scriptures and Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints.
Sardis from 1514-1798. The name Sardis means escaping one, which points to the Protestant Reformers escaping the false teachings of the Roman Church and millions of Catholics being saved by faith during the Protestant Reformation, who came out of the Papal Church to form the Protestant Churches.
These two church eras witnessed the true Gospel instead of the false gospel of salvation by works through the Papal Church. And they testified against the antichrist beast Popes and honored Messiah with their blood, as tens of millions were martyred.
These church eras face the false prophet Jesuit Superior General of Rome:
Philadelphia from 1798-1900, when worldwide missions led many to be saved. Messiah had nothing bad to say about this Church era, as they boldly proclaimed the Gospel around the world, and they testified that the Popes are the antichrist beast.
Laodicea (lukewarm) 1900 – present, when the deceptions of the false prophet Jesuit Superior General have misled the saints and tried their faith. Read Revelation 2-3 Seven Church Eras
Now that we understand the context, here’s Revelation 3:10, which was written to the church era of Philadelphia.
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
Messiah is proclaiming that the ‘hour of temptation’ would come upon the Ekklesia of Messiah’s saints during the next church age of Laodicea. And here we see the impact of the false teachings, as Messiah says to our church era:
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation 13:15-17
Messiah is pointing to the false prophet Jesuit Superior General using his army of people to create many deceptions which try the world and the saints. It’s tempting just to follow what pastors teach, but we have to compare it to Scripture to prove it out. Sadly, most saints don’t do that anymore, so they’re misled about many things.
The end-times saints have lost their zeal for ministry, become complacent, and are satisfied to let pastors carry out ministry instead of the saints.
Messiah is proclaiming that in the end-times, the saints think that they’re rich in truth and have no need for other explanations, but that they’re really blind and unprepared for how the end-times will play out and for Messiah’s return.
The false prophet Jesuit Superior General has deceived the saints with many deceptions, some of which I’ll list below:
Most saints believe that they’re rich in understanding prophecy fulfillment, but they’re blind because they’ve been misled by the Jesuit’s deception of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
Until the 20th century, the saints understood that the 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah, in which He carried out His multiyear ministry. Then in the middle of the seven years, He confirmed the everlasting covenant (which was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins, which ended the need for temple animal sacrifices. Many Jews believed in Messiah during the 70th week of Daniel 9.
It’s not about the end-times or the antichrist. That is a deception from the Jesuits who created it in the sixteenth century to deflect blame away from the Pope, as the Protestant Reformers 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.
Because the saints blindly believe their pastors about the 70th week of Daniel 9, they wrongly believe that most of Revelation will be fulfilled during a future 70th week of Daniel 9. Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
Most saints believe that they are rich in understanding Revelation prophecy fulfillment, but they are blind because they’ve been misled by the Jesuit’s false Preterist and Futurist prophecy fulfillment explanations.
Messiah tells us in the first three verses of Revelation that the things which He described ‘must shortly come to pass’ and that ‘the time is at hand.’ And the first seal was fulfilled shortly after John wrote down the vision.
The white horse of the first seal represents the ‘conquering’ Roman Empire, from 98-117 AD, as under the reign of Emperor Trajan, it was a time of its greatest expansion. Their military conquests were celebrated by riding ‘white horses’ in their victory parades, during which they wore a laurel wreath stephanos crown.
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. Read Revelation 6 – 1st Seal White Horse
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, as the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom have fought against Messiah and His saints during ten persecution periods. The pagan Roman Emperors tried to wipe out the early church, killing millions. The antichrist beast Popes banned and burned the Scriptures and caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition. These are the things that Messiah is pointing to in His apocalyptic vision. Read Revelation Fulfillment Summary
But most people don’t understand what the saints who have gone before us have proclaimed, and they’ve been led to believe that most of Revelation is yet future and will take place during the supposed futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
The Jesuit’s futuristic deceptions took hold through people like John Nelson Darby, Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, and Lewis Sperry Chafer who started Dallas Theological Seminary, where the leaven of the deceptions has spread worldwide so that most Pastors teach them and most Christians believe them. Read How The Deceptions Spread
Some people have come out of Babylonian-Roman Christianity but have been misled by other deceptions.
Satan hates that people are rejecting the man-made traditions that were codified by the bishops of Rome and are seeking to follow Scriptural truth, so he’s causing them to go too far and reject the core fundamentals of the faith. Some of these things test people’s beliefs and have major implications.
The enemy has caused Christians to assign the falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2 to the end times. However, the apostasy that the Apostle Paul referred to was fulfilled in the fourth century, and it still affects believers today.
At the first council at Nicaea in 325 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops codified the false religion of Romanism based on their pagan worship rituals, which ultimately are based on the Babylonian Mystery religion. After centuries of persecution, many believers compromised their faith and joined with the Roman Church.
Today the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, and Protestant Churches express their faith in the Nicene Creed, which means that they’re following the teaching of Rome, not Scripture. Messiah said to ‘come out of Babylon,‘ meaning to come out of the teachings of the Babylonian-Roman church. Read Come Out Of Babylon!
People like Scott Schubbe of Beit Tefillah Productions are now teaching that there’s no Scriptural justification in the Tanakh (Old Testament) for a Messiah and that the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) is fictitious.
They declare that there’s no Scripture which declares that Elohim was sending a savior and that Elohim never told anything to His prophets about a man coming to die for the sins of the people; and that the word Mashiach is rendered as ‘anointed one,’ and should not point to a Messiah.
They ignore the witness of Isaiah 53, Daniel 9, Malachi 3, etc. The Heavenly Father is our savior in that He sent His beloved Son to atone for our sins. Read this study: Scott Schubbe of Beit Tefillah Productions
People like Rav Shaul, Paul Sides of The Sabbath Covenant, are teaching that Messiah was 100% human and that He sinned; and when He became obedient, He became a god; and that we can do the same thing.
Paul Sides perverts Scriptures to proclaim that Messiah only preexisted in the Heavenly Father’s plan, even though Scripture declares that He existed before He came to dwell among us in human form. Paul Sides teaches that Messiah was born of Joseph’s seed even though they weren’t married yet, and Scripture declares that they didn’t come together sexually until after Messiah was born.
Paul Sides perverts the Scriptures to say that Messiah sinned, though numerous passages proclaim that He was without sin. Sadly, Rav Shaul is misleading a small flock of people who blindly trust his explanations. Read this study: Rav Shaul, Paul Sides, of The Sabbath Covenant
Hebrew Roots Movement people proclaim that the name Jesus Christ means ‘hail Zeus,’ that it means ‘earth pig,’ and that people who use the name Jesus Christ are not saved.
All of that is based on a lack of understanding of the Greek language. Someone proclaimed it, and now people say it without really validating if it’s true. Condemning the English name Jesus is the enemy’s way of creating a false narrative about Messiah.
Many of them are condemning the Greek transliteration of Messiah’s name, even though the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) was written in Greek, and the early church fathers wrote in Greek and used the Greek name of Messiah, Iesous. And I’ve yet to find a Hebrew manuscript that has His name written in Hebrew.
Of course, Messiah’s parents didn’t call Him the English name Jesus, as the letter J hadn’t even been created yet. People proclaim different Hebrew names, such as Yahusha for Messiah. Others use the Aramaic rendering of Yeshua.
But Greek Iesous / English Jesus is based on the same Hebrew words as His Hebrew name, so the English transliteration is a valid name for our beloved Messiah. The bickering and condemnation of the sacred names movement causes division in the Ekklesia of Messiah, which is want the enemy wants.
That said, our Heavenly Father has a name, which was hidden by disobedient Jews in the Scriptures and by the translators. His name is declared in the tetragrammaton, YHUH. Some add vowels to pronounce it as Yahuah. Others use the Aramaic rendering of Yahweh. Read Father And Son Names
Hebrew Roots Movement people proclaim that everything must be in Hebrew.
They’re proclaiming that everything must be Hebrew and that the Greek can’t be trusted. They say that the Brit Chadasha, the New Testament, was written in Hebrew, though there are no validated manuscripts that prove it, and the vast manuscript evidence of the Textus Receptus proves that it was written in Greek.
Dr. Stephen Pidgeon now proclaims that there are two Hebrew manuscripts of the New Testament, one of them from the Vatican. He misleads people by not teaching how most of Revelation has already been fulfilled and by pointing to a futuristic one-man antichrist and false prophet, all of which deflects blame away from the antichrist beast Pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General of the Roman beast kingdom, the enemy of Messiah and His saints.
If Stephen Pidgeon understood those truths, he would know that we should not trust the Vatican about manuscript evidence, as their Greek Codex Vaticanus manuscripts are worthless trash.
The primary audience of the New Testament is the Gentile nations, so it makes no sense for it to be written in Hebrew, as the Roman Empire didn’t speak that language. Because it was written in Greek, the Gentiles could read it and understand it, which caused the Ekklesia of Messiah to grow quickly. Because the writers had a Hebrew mindset, there are Hebrew idioms in the text; but that doesn’t prove that the books were originally written in Hebrew.
Hebrew Roots Movement people say that the cross is pagan.
Many of them are dismissing the sign of the cross, saying that it’s pagan; but the cross is the ancient symbol of the Hebrew word Tav (which symbolizes a sign, mark, covenant), and it’s written in the narrative of the stars (in the constellation of Crux), which tell the Gospel story of our redemption. Read The Gospel In The Stars
In the book of Revelation, Messiah calls Himself the ‘Alpha and the Omega,‘ which in Hebrew is the ‘Aleph and the Tav.’ In the Paleo Hebrew alphabet, the symbol for Tav is the ‘t’ cross.
Messiah’s hands were nailed to the horizontal wood beam, which was then raised to the vertical stake to form the ‘t’ cross. His shed blood ratified the everlasting covenant.
Satan hates the cross because Messiah’s atoning work defeated him, so he paganized it. But that doesn’t change that the cross represents Messiah’s atoning sacrifice for us as the Spotless Lamb.
Satan causes the antichrist beast Popes to use the crucifix, which keeps Messiah on the cross, mocking Him. 666 is Revelation 13:18 is Chi-Xi-Stigma, which points to the crucifix as the image that the antichrist beast Popes use.
People proclaim that Jesus Christ is the antichrist of Revelation.
During the falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2, Constantine and the Roman bishops codified the false religion of Romanism which associates false man-made teachings with the name Iesous Chrsitos/Jesus Christ. The harlot Roman Catholic Church of the antichrist beast Popes promote this false doctrine, and sadly, most Protestant Churches teach some of this doctrine.
The truth is that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the antichrist beast. The Popes proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, to take Messiah’s place on earth; but they teach a false Gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, which is anti-Messiah.
The Popes have proclaimed to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to be God, to forgive sins, and to provide salvation; thus, they have taken the place of God and Christ; which denies God and Christ. What they teach is contrary to Scripture, thus they are against Christ.
The antichrist beast Pope will be captured by Messiah and thrown into the fiery pit. It’s pointing to an actual man, the last Pope of Rome, not to a concept of a false messiah.
The enemy has caused people to proclaim that false teachings about the Messiah fulfill prophecy as the antichrist, but that is not the antichrist that John was pointing to; and making those claims deflects blame away from the antichrist beast Pope and false prophet Jesuit General, the two horns/leaders of the end times Roman earth beast. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast
Some people now teach that the Apostle Paul was a false teacher and was anti-Messiah.
They proclaim that Paul is anti-Messiah and anti-Torah. There are some things that Paul teaches which may seem contrary, but he is the apostle to the Gentiles who have been grafted into the vine, so he’s helping them walk a line of obedience without falling into the legalistic teachings of Judaism from the Jews who were pressuring them.
The explanations that I’ve seen from anti-Paul zealots have been taken out of context to portray Paul as a false teacher. This is another deception from the enemy to sow discord among the end-times church era of Laodicea.
Some people now proclaim that Saturday is the Sabbath and that Sunday is the mark of the beast.
The ‘Saturday vs. Sunday Sabbath debate‘ is a false dichotomy, as neither one is the Sabbath Day of Scripture. Scripture declares that there are three types of days; the New Moon Day, work days, and Sabbath days. A continuously-repeating ‘six work days / one Sabbath day’ cycle does not account for the New Moon Day, which starts the Scriptural month.
There was no such thing as Saturday and Sunday, or a seven-day week, in the Roman Empire during Messiah’s ministry, as they observed an eight-day week in which the days were named after the letters of their alphabet. The Romans didn’t start using a seven-day calendar until later in the first century, but Saturday was the first day of the week, not the seventh. So there’s no connection to Messiah observing the Sabbath on a Saturday.
It wasn’t until Roman Emperor Constantine changed the calendar in the fourth century that Saturday became the seventh day of the week. This effectively invalidates that Saturday has always been the Sabbath. And it invalidates that Sunday was the first day of the week, which Christians call ‘the Lord’s Day.’
We can’t just claim that Jews have kept track of it because there’s no proof of that; and because Jews have rebelled against the will of the Father, and they have made changes to the calendar to compromise with Rome so that they don’t face persecution.
In 358 AD, Sanhedrin patriarch Hillel II aligned with Rome when he provided a mathematically-based calendar that would harmonize with the Roman sun-based calendar while appearing to still be based on the lunisolar Scriptural roots. This causes Saturday Sabbaths to be out of sync with the New Moons and the holy appointed Feast Days.
Since then, Jewish leaders have developed ‘rules of postponement’ to ensure that certain Holy Days are not adjacent to the Saturday Sabbath. But their ‘rules of postponement’ are not Scriptural, which confirms that the Rabbis are not using the Scriptural Calendar for the seventh-day Sabbath!
They proclaim that a day starts when the sun goes down instead of when the sun rises, but the creation narrative of Genesis invalidates that theory. The creation events took place during the daytime; then there was evening and morning. It gives us the order of one complete day: daytime > evening > morning.
The only event that starts in the evening is the Day of Atonement, which starts at evening on the ninth day of the seventh month and lasts until the evening of the tenth day. It’s not saying that a normal day starts when the sun goes down, it’s proclaiming that during this solemn event, instead of starting observation in the morning, we are to start the day before in the evening.
Some people now proclaim that the earth is flat.
Much of what has been taught by Pastors and the world is false, which sets people up to believe that everything is fake.
The enemy has propped up the heliocentric model so that they can push their evil evolution doctrine. The truth is that from an earthly perspective, the heliocentric model and the Tychonic geocentric model look the same, as the heavenly bodies appear in the same places at the same times.
The scientific world chooses to promote the heliocentric model as it removes the Creator. Scientific proof was published in 2013, proving that the signature of the universe points back to earth at the center, not the sun. The signature not only points to earth at the center, but it aligns with the north-south axis, the equator, and the ecliptic lines.
To cover over this scientific proof, the enemy aggressively pushed the flat earth doctrine on YouTube with slick videos which seem convincing. People watch these videos and the many supposed proofs, and they’re convinced that there’s a conspiracy.
And they’re right, there’s a conspiracy to hide the geocentric universe with the globe earth at the center and the sun moving around it in a circuit, just like Psalms 19 proclaims. The Bible describes a geocentric universe, as the Scriptures declare that the sun has been stopped, which means that it was moving, and the sun has been moved backward, which means that it’s not in the center of the universe, as there’s no way to move it back.
The false prophet Jesuit Superior General has created deceptions that try the whole world.
The list of deceptions that have been created by the enemy in Rome and carried out through their many front organizations is staggering. Our mainstream media news is fake; our money is fake fiat currency; our .gov officials are controlled actors who promote Rome’s agenda, etc. I’ll focus on things that relate to prophecy fulfillment.
The General has caused Jesuit priests to spread worldwide, teaching the false gospel of Romanism and a false intercessor in Mary.
Revelation 13:12 says that the false prophet causes the earth to worship (revere) the antichrist beast Pope. The false gospel of Romanism now causes 1.3 billion Catholics to revere and obey the antichrist beast Pope; thus they have the mark of the beast on them.
Revelation 18:23 describes the false prophet deceiving the world through their sorcery.
“for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
The Greek word for ‘sorceries‘ is pharmakeia, which means; medication (pharmacy), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively):—sorcery, witchcraft. The root word is pharmakeus, which means; a druggist (pharmacist) or poisoner, i.e. (by extension) a magician:—sorcerer.
Messiah is telling us that in the end-times, the elite deceive the world with their medications, their pharmaceuticals. When you look around, you see rapidly rising rates of autism, cancer, dementia, heart disease, diabetes, etc., and you see a direct connection to people being injected with pharma-sorcery.
The false prophet controls the major corporations, medical industry, and media, through which they’re pushing their pharma-sorcery. Most people blindly trust .gov, pharma-doctors, and the media, so they’re deceived.
The evil ones are now using the pharma-sorcery agenda to reset the world, restrict people’s rights and reduce the population. They’re making pharma-truthers out to be the enemy of the world, to be able to target them and persecute them. I pray that you heed Messiah’s warning in Revelation 18:23 to steer clear of man-made pharma-sorcery and rely on the nutrients of the plants that our Creator gave us to optimize your health.
The end-times saints of the church era of Laodicea are facing the hour of temptation which try our faith.
The Spirit is using these events to test our beliefs and faith and to sort those who proclaim to be believers to see who is a true follower of Messiah and who is a pretender. He’s separating the tares from the wheat.
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