Revelation Is a Layered War Manual

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Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, which is layered and coded with symbols, to hide the message from the enemy.

Many people say that Revelation is chronological, and they are right; but it has four chronological layers whose fulfillment spans from when it was written until Jesus returns. When you read the chapters of Revelation it’s difficult to get the whole picture, but when the four layers are all overlapped onto the timeline, they all fit together and explain the apocalyptic vision.

Here’s how the chapters of Revelation are layered.

In Revelation 12-13, Messiah gives sweeping overviews of three phases of the Roman beast kingdom (the pagan Roman Empire > that antichrist beast Popes of Rome > the false prophet Jesuit Superior General) that His followers have had to face from when John wrote the vision until He returns.

In Revelation 2-3, Messiah is speaking to seven church eras which have spanned from when John wrote the vision until Messiah returns.

The seven seals, the sealing of the 144,000, the seven trumpet judgments, the little book, the two witnesses, the seven bowl judgments, the battle of Armageddon, the New World Order, and Messiah returning in victory, overlay the historical timeline.

In Revelation 17-18, Messiah helps John see how Satan has reigned through seven phases (heads) of the pagan Roman Empire; how the antichrist beast Popes are the eighth head, who rose to power out of the fallen Roman Empire; the antichrist beast Popes harlot church, which teaches a false salvation message and has persecuted the saints; and how the Jesuits are using the Vatican to gather the world under their power.

To view the Revelation layers image in high-resolution, and to save and print it out, click on this link or the image: Revelation Timeline Decoded summary image.

Remember that John wrote the Revelation while the Roman Empire was in power, so he couldn’t just come out and point to them in the apocalyptic vision.

To hide the message from the Romans, and from undiscerning people, he used the layers and symbols, which are explained in the studies.

John understood Daniel’s prophecy visions, and he built on them to reveal the apocalyptic vision, so to understand Revelation, you need to understand the prophecies in Daniel.

Here’s a video of a webinar teaching of mine that shows the basics of the Revelation fulfillment layers. It has an older version of the layers graphic, but the concepts are the same.

Here’s a link to the Revelation Timeline Decoded Study List.

David Nikao Wilcoxson


Jesus’ Apocalyptic Vision is a war manual, which is layered and coded with symbols, to hide the message from the enemy.


15 thoughts on “Revelation Is a Layered War Manual”

  1. Hi David,
    On the YTube video: Revelation Timeline Decoded Prophecy Fulfillment Overview…You skipped right over Trumpet 7 and it does not appear on the one page graphic that summarizes the fulfillment of Revelation. Why?

  2. Well, David, I got into the video not realizing how long it was and had to take a break. So far so good though. You jumped around so fast you lost me several times and I kept having to stop and back it up. But I will keep at it.
    Shalom Achi

    • Hey Patrick, the videos are recordings of a webinar with a small group of people who know some of these things, so that’s why it goes through it quickly. Some day I hope to redo the video with provide more explanation. The studies on the website give more explanation. Keep learning and growing. David

  3. David
    You just said in the beginning of the video that you are easily confused! Some speaking in the background and you ask to mute mike


    How do we now trust a man that is easily confused?

    • Wouter, I was on a group conference call. I wanted them to be able to interact and ask questions, but before we started recording I had asked them to mute their microphone while I was talking.

      When trying to explain the layers of Revelation, it helps to not have distracting noises in the background; so I joked that I’m easily confused. It’s called self-deprecating humor. If you think that’s a problem, then I’m not sure what to tell you; other than to lighten up and listen to the explanation.

      Keep learning and growing in The Way!


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