Revelation: The Fuel Project Guide Part 32 – The Firstfruits Harvest – The First Rapture
The Fuel Project study guide to the Book of Revelation.
In this video Mark tells the Antichrist’s kingdom now begins to falter, Jacob’s Trouble ends, and intriguingly, there is a rapture. This rapture is described by Mark as The Firstfruits Harvest..
Mark’s explanation of Revelation 14 is biblically and historically inaccurate.
In his previous videos Mark has said that most Christians are gone, and now he is saying the 144,000 are a firstfruits rapture.
That would mean that 100’s of millions of Christians have apparently been killed, because Mark says they are not here at this time and they weren’t raptured. If that was true, then it wouldn’t make sense that this is a firstfruits rapture.
There’s no mention of a rapture in Revelation 14, that’s just Mark’s speculation about what the word ‘redeemed’ means. The 144,000 represents the Lord sealing His followers before He pours out the upcoming Revelation bowls.
Bible scholar John Gill notes, “being the firstfruits unto God, and to the Lamb; in allusion to the firstfruits under the law, which represented and sanctified the lump, and showed that harvest was coming; so these persons are called the firstfruits to God, and to the Lamb, being called by grace, and consecrated to their worship and service, with reference to the harvest of souls, or that large number of them which will be gathered in during the spiritual reign of Christ, which these persons will be at the beginning of; and as those who are first called and converted in a country or nation are said to be the firstfruits of it, Romans 16:5; so these being the first, in the period of time to which respect is had, bear this name;”
Mark is correct that the period of time from the Abomination of Desolation to when the daily sacrifice is stopped is 1,290 days, but his assignment of it to the end-times is wrong, as it was fulfilled from 66 – 70 A.D.
The Abomination of Desolation, which was the Roman army surrounding the city according to Luke 21:20, appeared in 66 A.D. The followers of Christ saw this and knew it was the sign to look for a way of escape Judea.
Then that division of the Roman army left for no apparent reason (by the hand of God), which allowed the followers of Christ to escape to the mountains.
Then 30 days later, the next division of the Roman army surrounded the city, and camped there for 1,260 days.
In 70 A.D., 1,290 days after the first appearance of the Roman army, the Romans flooded the city of Jerusalem and stopped the daily sacrifice. That fulfilled the 1,260 and the 1,290 days.
The siege of Jerusalem continued for 45 days, and then abruptly ended, when the last stronghold of Jews surrendered.
They had held some followers of Christ captive, who were set free by the Romans. So in fact, they who endured to the end were saved. The Jews were sold into slavery. That fulfills the 1,335 days.
For a more complete explanation, read Daniel 12 Is Not About The Antichrist Or The End Times
Mark says that the Two Witnesses are resurrected and raptured, so they will be a part of this same rapture.
But the Two Witnesses are the Word of God and the Church of Christ, which endured persecution for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 by the Papal Church. Read Two Witnesses Of Revelation 11
Mark quoted Isaiah 10:7, to imply that Assyrians (Muslims) are the antichrist.
The proper context of Isaiah 10 is about God using the Assyrians to desolate the House of Israel because of their idolatry, and then God desolating the Assyrians because of their pride and pagan ways.
Mark quoted Isaiah 10:24-26 which says to not be afraid of the Assyrians, to which he assigns this to end-times Muslims.
The context of this passage is not about the end-times, it’s about the Assyrian army coming against the House of Israel. God is telling the remnant of believers that they will not be desolated by the Assyrians, only the idolaters.
Once again Mark is deflecting blame away from the Roman Catholic Church, by pointing to a Muslim antichrist.
He is either very deceived about prophecy fulfillment, or he is a deceiver.
To see how the Revelation seal, trumpet and bowl judgments all fit together, and to see where we’re at on the timeline today, click on Revelation Fulfillment Timeline.
Next Fuel Project Guide To Revelation Video: Revelation 14 Catholic Harvest