Steven Ben-Nun, who used to be called Steven Ben-DeNoon, of Israeli News Live; seems authoritative with all of his information and use of Bible verses, but I would steer clear of him, as he is teaching false prophecy fulfillment explanations.
Christians seem to blindly trust him because he’s ‘Jewish,’ but we have to compare what he teaches to the Word of God and the true historical fulfillment of prophecy.
In his Seven Seals of Revelation video on 04-11-20, he applies the seals of Revelation to the end times, which is the wrong perspective.
The seal judgments were against the pagan Roman Empire, as Satan had used the Emperors to try to wipe out Messiah’s assembly of saints. They have nothing to do with the end times.
This Revelation Fulfillment Summary study gives you the timeline of the fulfillment of the seals, trumpets, and bowls; most of which have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years.
In his The Two Witnesses: Jesus Untold Story of Who They Are video on 12-14-18, Steven Ben-DeNoon proclaims that the Two Witnesses of Revelation are Moses and Elijah.
That is not even close to the truth!
Messiah told us that the SCRIPTURES TESTIFY about Him. Messiah told us that His SAINTS would be His WITNESSES. The Two Witnesses are not just two men, but they are the Scriptures and the Saints, who testify the true Gospel, as opposed to Catholicism; and they testified against the antichrist beast Popes during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798.
In his Shabbat LIVE: Who Really is the Antichrist? video on 06-08-18, Steven Ben-DeNoon debates the options of a supposed one-man antichrist.
The video description says ‘Vatican sends Cardinal to Bilderberg meeting and many still wonder where the Antichrist comes from tonight we examine these issues.’
The truth is that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the antichrist beast of Revelation. It’s not just one man, but an office, just like the King of England or the President of the United States; and it has been fulfilled by many popes since the 6th century.
Steven Ben-Denoon is misleading his YouTube subscribers with his false prophecy fulfillment explanation.
In his Jewish Man Reveals Identity of the Antichrist video, Steven Ben-DeNoon gives a false explanation of the fulfillment of Daniel 11.
He proclaimed, “It’s the first time that we are aware that the identity of what is know to be the antichrist, or for Jewish people the ‘prince that shall come in Daniel’s prophecy, that we can literally discover and know who he really is.”
Seriously?!? The Protestant Reformers and the great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries, who wrote whole Bible commentaries; all proclaimed that the office of the Papacy, the Popes of Rome, are the antichrist. All of them, not just Pope Francis!
He wrongly assigned the ‘people of the prince’ of Daniel 9 to a supposed end-times antichrist.
The ‘people of the prince’ of Daniel 9 was the Roman army of Prince Titus, who were used to desolate the temple, city and Jews; fulfilling the prophecy in Daniel 9. It is not about the end times!!! Read The People Of The Prince Of Daniel 9
He proclaimed, “Recently such a scripture from Daniel 11 was fulfilled and the world went right past it. This fulfillment revealed the identity of the Antichrist.”
When Messiah said “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:“:, He was pointing back to Daniel 9, not Daniel 11, so the whole premise of this lesson is false!
The abomination of Desolation was the appearance of the Roman army in 66 A.D., which was the sign that the city, temple and Jews, were close to being destroyed. Read The Abomination Of Desolation
He signed off with “I’m Stephen Ben DeNoon, with Israeli News Live, your prophetic moment.”
You don’t get to proclaim that you’re not a prophet, when you sit there and provide explanations for prophecy fulfillment! That is disingenuous!
Daniel 11 is not about the end times!!! It gives the continuous historical narrative of events of the kingdoms of Medo-Persia, Greece and Antiochus Epiphanes, and then Rome.
Alexander the Great of Greece rose up and ruled with great dominion.
The Seleucids (kings of Syria, “the north”) and the Ptolemies (kings of Egypt, “the south”) had incessant wars.
Antiochus Epiphanes, leader of the Seleucids, the vile person, surrounded Jerusalem with his armies (the abomination of desolation) and killed 10’s of thousands of Jews. They defiled the sanctuary and caused the daily sacrifice to be taken away for 2,300 days (Daniel 8:14). His persecution of the Jews began in 171 B.C. and the temple was cleansed on December 25, 165 B.C., which is 2,300 days.
The Maccabean uprisings delivered the Jews in the reign of Antiochus, and faithfully served their people as rulers and priests for 130 years.
Roman King Herod exalted himself above all gods (leaders). To protect his kingdom, he decreed for the slaughter of the babes of Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill baby Jesus.
Caesar Augustus conquered many countries such as Egypt, and took power of their treasures.
The Jewish Maccabean Revolt was a conflict, lasting from 167 to 160 BC, between a Judean rebel group known as the Maccabees and the Seleucid Empire.
The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the empire created by Alexander the Great.
So once again, the prophecy fulfillment explanations from Steven Ben-DeNoon are false, and misleading believers.
In his Are The Two Witnesses Here? video, which was posted on 08-23-15, Stephen gives a futuristic explanation of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11.
The Two Witnesses are the Old and New Testament (the olive trees) which provided oil to the Church of Messiah during the church eras of Thyatira and Sardis (the two lampstands). They witnessed against the Popes of Rome during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798 A.D.
The Roman Catholic Church worked so hard during the Dark Ages, at eliminating the saints and burning the Scriptures, that in 1514 A.D., the papal church pronounced them as dead.
And there was silence, with no opposition to Rome for 3 1/2 years. All the while Messiah was having Martin Luther, a Catholic Monk, read the Scriptures to measure what the Popes of Rome taught against the Scriptures (the rod, the rule). And he found that they are an apostate church, the Harlot church of Revelation 17.
Messiah’s message to the Church of Sardis was that they were dead… but then He told them to take action, to come alive again. He was proclaiming that they were dead spiritually. And they were after being persecuted so violently by the Popes of Rome.
And exactly 3 1/2 years after the witnesses were proclaimed as dead, Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis on the door of the Church of Wittenburg, which sparked the Protestant Reformation, which brought the true Church back to life.
And this led to the Scriptures being translated and with the advent of the printing press, being spread around the world in books (the little book of Revelation 10). And the witnesses took back control of the European nations which the Popes had controlled.
Here is the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 study which explain this in more detail.
So don’t listen to false teachers like Steven Ben DeNoon who don’t understand the fulfillment of prophecy, and thereby deceive you.
In his 70th Week Of Daniel Only Months Away! video which was published on Oct 23, 2013… Oops! Steven said “When they make a covenant, to create a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, that’s where your seven year tribulation begins.”
The concept of a future 70th week of Daniel is a deception of the enemy.
The 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week, from 27-34 A.D., when Messiah and His disciples preached the New Covenant to the Jews for seven years. They confirmed that He was the promised Messiah who ratified the covenant made with Abraham, with His blood as the Passover Lamb.
In his ‘Pope Francis US Visit Sets Prophetic Stage’ video, Steven says that the Revelations Chapter 6 Horse Riders are set in Motion!
His wife told him that the first horse, the white horse of Revelation, is now riding. He said that the antichrist Pope is switching the crown of Revelation 6:2 from America to Russia.
The white horse represents the conquering Roman Empire, from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades. Cretan Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol. The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.
He says that Russia is the new military superpower of the Pope, but the word of God declares that it is Washington D.C., which will be the military power of the One World Government.
Revelation 16 describes a great earthquake, which symbolizes political upheaval, in this case the biggest one of all, the formation of the One World Government. The great city of Rome, representing the Jesuits of Rome, will be split three-ways. The religion part is already based in the city-state of Vatican City; the financial part is already based in the city-state of London; and the military part is already based in the city-state of Washington D.C.
He says that the Lord shows him that Russia, is the Red army, which will fulfill the red horse in the second seal of Revelation 6.
The Red horse represents a bloody time in the Roman Empire from 185-284 A.D., as it went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne.
To his credit, he says the Pope is the antichrist, which is correct; but he is only pointing to the current Pope; not the office of the Papacy, which is the antichrist sea beast of Revelation 13.
He applies the fulfillment of the sea beast to the present time, not the past. He asks who is able to war with the beast?
The answer is that the sea beast reigned for 1,260 years, 538-1798 A.D., when the Popes of Rome ruled over the kings of the world, and nobody was able to make war with the Popes during this time.
He says that the Pope will blaspheme against God.
This has already been fulfilled during their 1,260 reign, when they proclaimed to be God and to forgive sins, which are the two items by which Messiah was accused of blasphemy.
He pointed to the future and said that the Antichrist would make war with the saints.
But again, that was already fulfilled in the past, when during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, they killed over 50 million saints.
He referenced Jonathan Cahn, another false prophecy teacher, and Sid Roth, a deceiver; both of which are futurists; neither of which point to the Jesuits of Rome as the reigning power, and the enemy of Messiah and His Church.
He projects all of the Revelation seals, trumpets and bowls to being fulfilled in the future.
The truth is that the riders of the horses in the seals of Revelation rode a long time ago, which lead to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; from famine, pestilence and civil war. Read Revelation 6 – 7 Seals Overview
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