This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video called ‘What is a REAL Apostle & Prophet? – Rick Renner on Encounter Today’ with host Bishop Alan Didio of Encounter Today.
Someone asked me if I’ve heard of Rick Renner and can he be followed?
Video description: Rick Renner talks about the end-times and the need for real five-fold ministry gifts. There are many self-acclaimed “Apostles” and “Prophets” in the church today. Understanding one’s position in the Kingdom is vital… but have we taken it too far? What is a TRUE apostle and prophet? In this interview with Pastor Rick Renner you’ll get a detailed description of these important roles in the church!
Before I begin my review of Rick Renner’s explanations, let me declare that I do these type of reviews, not just to expose false teachers; but to show what they teach, which you may have also been taught, so that you can see the truth and the deception.
These reviews serve as an open rebuttal of their explanations. It’s not about me, it’s about the truth of prophecy fulfillment which reveals the glory of our beloved Messiah!
Rick Renner points to a pretribulation rapture.
The concept of a pre-trib rapture is based on a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, but that is a deception to fool the end times saints.
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.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is not about the end times or the antichrist.
Rick Renner points to 2 Thessalonians 2:7 and the restrainer, which he says is the church, being removed.
This flawed explanation is based on the false pre-tribulation rapture before the supposed 7-year tribulation period.
If the ‘restrainer’ was the church, Paul would have just said that, but instead he reminded them of what he told them in person.
The ‘restrainer’ that the Apostle Paul is describing was the Western Roman Emperor, but he couldn’t write that in his epistle as it would have invited persecution.
The son of perdition popes of Rome were given civil authority over the Roman Empire in 538 AD, shortly after the last restraining Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD during the fourth trumpet judgment.
Rick Renner says points to an end-times man of lawlessness.
The popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints, thus they feign to sit in the temple of God.
The popes have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and provide salvation, which is blasphemy.
The popes of Rome cause Catholics to break the ten commandments and be left lost in their sins with a false gospel and false intercessor in Mary.
And they do it all in the name of Jesus Christ, just like Judas Iscariot, who pretended to be an apostle of Messiah but was His betrayer.
Rick Renner points to the antichrist being revealed after the saints are raptured.
The antichrist beast of Scripture is not just one man in the end times, but rather the office of the papacy, the popes of Rome.
In the 16th century, when the Protestant Reformers all 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 beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
Sadly, during the last century, the enemy has been very effective as hiding the historicist narrative of prophecy which clearly identifies the antichrist beast; as has misled most people with their false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations which point to a one-man antichrist.
Rick Renner says that based on 2 Timothy 3:8-9, the power of God is going to work through those who are His prophetic voice, to overcome the spirit of darkness. He says that he wants to be part of that group that overcomes.
Sadly, the enemy has misled most people with false prophecy fulfillment explanations though people like Rick Renner.
The enemy will be overcome when the saints pray for truth about prophecy fulfillment and seek it out, so that they can expose the deception of the enemy, to cast them down from power, to set the captives free, for a glorious harvest of souls in the end times.
I pray that this posts helps wake you up, so that you can see how the enemy has deceived the end-times saints, for Messiah’s return draw nigh and you don’t want to be caught off-guard like the foolish virgins who don’t have the oil of Scriptural truth to light their way.
On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find a prophecy fulfillment learning track; with summary PDF’s, links to videos and audios, links to request free PDF’s of my prophecy books and links to order printed books.
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