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- Historicist View Of Revelation

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. Mark 4:10-12 (Jesus didn’t speak in parables to illustrate the meaning, but to hide the meaning of his parables and prophecies so that only his people understand. It is not God’s will for others to understand at this time.)

Only until the last couple hundred years was there massive confusion and speculation regarding Bible prophecy. The Popes of Rome were identified as the seat of the antichrist by virtually all Bible scholars from the reformation. This is why the reformers protested Rome. The Jesuits of Rome came up with their counter reformation strategy of injecting false prophecy teachings into the church to deflect blame away from Rome. This is why the Jesuit General, or the black pope, is the False Prophet. 

The Jesuits came up with the Preterist view, which basically says that all Bible prophecy was fulfilled in the 1st century. The Popes of Rome didn't come on the scene until the 6th century, so this helps deflect blame from Rome.

The Jesuits also came up with the Futuristic view which is most widely popular today. This view states that most all of Bible prophecy has yet to take place and it is reserved for the end times. Well since the Popes of Rome have been around since the 6th century, this is their biggest weapon to counter the reformation and deflect blame from Rome. So the whole debate regarding a post trib, mid trib, or pre tribulation rapture is all based on an invalid form of prophecy interpretation as there is no 7 year tribulation period at all taught in scripture.

The Historicist view is the proper form of prophecy interpretation. As it is how all the reformers viewed prophecy and is the view at odds with the Jesuit lies. Historicists believe that prophecy fulfillment has gradually unfolded through historical events over the past 2000 years since Christ walked the earth. This is the view that says that God actually had something relevant to say to his church the last 2000 years. To believe the other views you must believe that God had nothing to say to his people that last 2000 years. And just because Historicists don't have 100% agreement on how to interpret historical events in regards to prophecy, that doesn't at all invalidate the method of interpretation.

Foundational Prophecies

Daniel 2, 7, and 9 are the foundation of all prophecy in the Bible. If we miss the mark on these, it can send us off a long ways from the truth. Daniel tells us in chapter 2 and again in more detail in chapter 7 of the 4 kingdoms that would rule from the exile of Israel and Judah until Christ's return. Daniel identifies for us the first 3 beasts in order for us to know the identity of the 4th and final beast. It is this 4th and final beast that is the whole focus of the book of Revelation which gives us even more clues and details. Daniel chapter 9 is extremely important because it is used by the enemy as a foundation for one of its greatest false teachings. Futurism and all its many errors come from the false teaching of Daniel 9.

Daniel 2 - The Statue - Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a large statue. Daniel predicts the succession of kingdoms beginning with Babylon all the way to Christ's return...95% FULFILLED!!!

Daniel 7 - The 4 Beasts & The Little Horn - Daniel's vision of the 4 great beasts out of the sea. Daniel predicts the succession of kingdoms beginning with Babylon all the way to Christ's return. 95% FULFILLED!!!

Daniel 9 - The 70 Weeks Prophecy - Daniel predicts with precision the exact date of the anointing of the Messiah, and the exact date of his death 500 plus years in advance. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Pre 70 AD Prophecies

Many people interpret the prophecies of Daniel and the Olivet Discourse as occurring in the "end times." This is a deception and it is important to understand and see their true fulfillments occurring at or before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70ad.

The Olivet Discourse - FULFILLED! - Most believe this passage to be speaking about the end times. We will see that when taken in proper context, this passage was fulfilled in the 1st century and was exclusively about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Daniel 8 - The Rededication Of The Temple - The 2300 evenings and mornings was fulfilled between the old and new testament periods just prior to the time of Christ....100% FULFILLED!!!

Daniel 11 - The Latter Day Wars Of The Jewish Nation  - Daniel predicts with amazing accuracy the political wars and events throughout the latter day period of the Jewish nation just before the arrival of the Messiah. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Daniel 12 - The Destruction of Jerusalem - The destruction of Jerusalem and the temple foretold. This was fulfilled in 70ad. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Ezekiel 4 Prophecy - Ezekiel lies on his left side 390 days and his right side 40 days. Ezekiel predicts with perfect precision the the exact dates of the destruction of both the 1st and 2nd temple. Again, 70ad marks the end of this prophecy. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Post 70 AD Prophecies

Many people interpret the book of Revelation as only occurring in the "end times." Therefore there is much speculation as to what the prophecies mean because they apparently won't be revealed until that time comes whenever that is. This is called futurism and is a deception. It's important to understand the historical fulfillment of these prophecies throughout the church era from 70ad down to the present day. Without understanding the true fulfillment of prophecies, we deceive ourselves from knowing who the true enemy is and the many false doctrines that originate from this revealed enemy. God wanted his church to have knowledge of these things, but the apostle John had to mask the message with coded language for a couple reasons. First, to avoid persecution by the enemy knowing the prophecies were about them. Second, God's truths must be sought after by those with a heart for knowing it and the rest will be deceived for not having a heart for the truth and not seeking it. But there is no doubt, God had much to say to his people about what would take place between the 1st and 2nd advents of Christ.

Revelation 1, 2, & 3 - The 7 Church Eras - Jesus has a message to each church era. As he has much to say to his church for the 2000+ years after he walked the earth. 100% FULFILLED!!!

The 1st Beast Out Of The Sea - Identified! - The 1st beast out of the sea has been identified and is among us today. I hope you know your enemy. 100% FULFILLED!!!

The 2nd Beast Out Of The Earth - Identified! - The 2nd beast has been identified and is also among us today. It's time to take the blinders off. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Revelation 11 - The 2 Witnesses - Yes we can know who the 2 witnesses are. We simply need to read scripture in the proper context. 100% FULFILLED!!!

Revelation 12 & 13 - The Roman Beast - John's vision of the 4th and final beast of Daniel 7 beginning with the Roman Empire down to the what it looks like at Christ's return. 100% FULFILLED!!!

The Mark Of The Beast - The mark of the beast is a hotly debated topic. Does the seal of God help us in understanding the mark of the beast? Is this a physical or spiritual mark?

The Seal, Trumpet, & Bowl Judgments - John's vision reveals God's judgment on the Roman Beast. The Historicist view of prophecy reveals the proper interpretation of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments. 95% FULFILLED!!!

Revelation 17,18,19 - The Final Destruction Of Babylon The Great - God avenges his people in the end by destroying the great prostitute.

Revelation 20 - Historic Premillenialism - When is the millennium? There are 4 main views on this and they are vastly different. Let's narrow this down and find the truth.