Revelation Fulfillment Timeline Summary
On this Revelation Timeline Decoded page you will see a timeline of how most our Messiah’s Revelation to His church has been fulfilled throughout history:
This overview summarizes the fulfillment of the seals, trumpets and bowls; to help
you see the big picture.
Verse by verse explanations are provided in the studies, so just read through this whole list to see a summary of the fulfillment, where we are now on the Revelation timeline, and what will happen next.
Most of us have been taught the Futuristic interpretation of Revelation, which assigns it to being fulfilled during the last few years.
The enemy created the Futuristic explanations, to deflect blame away from the antichrist; and to deceive believers during the end times, so that they are not prepared.
Prophecy fulfillment is fairly straight-forward. It’s the repeated programming of the enemy about the Futuristic fulfillment, that causes people to not be able to see the logical explanation, because they don’t line up with what you’ve been taught by Pastors.
The enemy’s end times deception is grand, and we are called to be like the Berean’s, and search the Bible to prove the things that Pastors teach us. And you definitely need to do that on this or any website.
This study will help you see the big picture of how 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 5 bowls, have been historically fulfilled during the three different phases of the Rome beast, that the followers of Christ have faced.
And it will help you see that our Lord is not lax in exacting vengeance against the people who have killed His followers.
It will help you be as the wise virgins who are prepared with the oil of Scriptural truth, so that you prepared for Messiah’s return, and are not caught off-guard by a thief in the night.
Satan caused the Roman Empire to kill millions of Christians from 66 – 313 A.D.
Rome is the fourth kingdom of the prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7, and it was at the height of its power, when white horses were used in victory parades, and the Cretan Emperors wore a wreath, representing a crown. The Early Church would have been familiar with those symbols, so they would have understood that the seal judgments were about the Roman Empire.
John couldn’t say that the seals were about the fall of the Roman Empire, as that would have invited severe persecution from the Romans, so he used symbols to convey the message.
John was given the Revelation in 96 A.D., and in Revelation 1:1 Jesus told him that these things would take place shortly.
1st Seal – 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.
During the time of Rome’s rule, Jesus set up His kingdom which grew into millions of followers in a short period of time, because the Apostles and Early Church were scattered due to persecution, so the Gospel was spread around the Roman Empire. Each of the Apostles traveled to other countries, sharing the Gospel. Paul’s missions expanded the kingdom and established many Churches.
“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” Daniel 2:44
Christ was going forth on His victorious mission of taking control of countries with His Gospel, and of avenging the martyrs deaths by causing the Roman Empire to collapse during the rest of the seal judgments. Christ is overthrowing the greatest power the world has ever known, the mighty Roman Empire, and He is doing it not with weapons, but with the sword of His Word. Jesus will return on a white horse to destroy the last phase of the Roman beast.
2nd Seal – 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.
3rd Seal – The Black horse represents a period gloom and despair, as the Romans suffered under excessive taxes that were needed to pay for wars. The prices for wheat and barley that the Lord decreed were the exact prices from 222-235 A.D.
4th Seal – The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 A.D. The word ‘earth‘ means land, not the whole Earth. The Roman Empire is the land/earth of prophecy.
5th Seal – It represents the millions of martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire, especially the Smyrna church martyrs who Emperor Diocletian persecuted for 10 years, from 303-312 A.D. Their blood is crying out for the Lord to avenge their deaths.
6th Seal – Earthquakes in the prophecy represent great political upheavals. Eastern Emperor Constantine defeated Diocletian’s army in 312 A.D., which ended the persecutions. Diocletian (the Sun) was so panic stricken, he died insane. Constantine defeated emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324 A.D. The Roman leaders (stars) fell and their power receded as a scroll. The mountains and islands that were moved out of place, were the countries and people that were affected by this political change.
7th Seal – It represents the Lord sealing His servants before He sounds the 7 trumpets of judgment against the Pagan Roman Empire.
After several centuries of the Roman Empire brutally persecuting Christians, Emperor Constantine changed strategies and in 321 A.D., he made Christianity the state religion.
Satan caused Constantine to do this, to create a new way to try to destroy true Christianity. Satan realized that the more he caused the Roman Empire to kill Christians, the faster the Church of Christ grew. So his new strategy was to infiltrate the church and destroy it from the inside.
Constantine combined Pagan idolatry with Christianity, forming the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. They changed the names of idols like Isis to Mary, Jupiter to St. Peter, etc. They changed the Sabbath to SUN-day, because they worshiped the Sun god. This is the harlot (the apostate church) of Revelation 17.
The appeal of the prestige and power of Rome caused many Christians to compromise their beliefs. Instead of refusing to align with the Pagan Roman Empire, they joined with them, which was the Falling Away that Paul referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2.
This was the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, which Satan would use to persecute Christians even more relentlessly.
After the leadership of the Roman Empire was desolated, our Lord sent army after army to attack and conquer the different areas of the vast Roman Empire.
1st Trumpet – Hail means war in Bible symbolism, and the Lord caused the Goths, who were led by Alaric, to move in the direction in which literal hail came (north to south). They attacked the Roman Empire from 400-410 A.D., in Greece, Gaul, Spain, and then 300,000 Goths invaded Italy. The fire represents their scorched earth policy in their invasions of enemy territory.
2nd Trumpet – A mountain in Biblical symbolism represents a great nation and a sea is a large group of people. It represents the Lord sending the Vandals, led by Genseric, to attack the coast-lands on the Roman territory of the Mediterranean and all the islands from 425-470 A.D., leaving bloodshed and confusion in their wake.
3rd Trumpet – A star in prophecy symbolizes a leader. God sent this great burning star, Attila the king of the Huns, who was called “the scourge of God.” He came from the area around a river in Illyricum which in Greek is called “Apsynthos” (Wormwood). Attila and his 800,000 man army rose quickly and flashed across the land in 451 A.D., and desolated the Italian Alps, which is the source of the Danube, Rhine and Po rivers.
4th Trumpet – The Sun, Moon and Stars symbolizes leadership structure. Here it represents God using Odoacer and the Heruli, a branch of the Goths, to cause the downfall of Roman leadership when Romulus Augustalus, the last Roman Emperor (the Sun) of the West was captured in 476 A.D. The hierarchy of Roman leaders (moon and stars) would have lost their power too.
When the Roman Emperors were removed, the Empire split into 10 kingdoms. This paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to rise to power, which fulfilled two prophecies:
Daniel told us in Daniel 7 that the Little Horn would rise up amongst the ten horns and that he would pluck out 3 of the horns. This was fulfilled when the Papal Church eliminated 3 of the 10 Roman kingdoms (the Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths), because they would not bow down to their authority.
Paul told us in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 that “He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.” Paul was talking about the Roman Empire, but if he had written that, it would have invited severe persecution on the Church. Paul is telling us that the Son of Perdition would be revealed when the Roman Emperors were removed. The office of the Papacy pretends to be Christian, he sits as God in the midst of the temple of God (followers of Christ), showing himself that he is God.
The Lord continued to pour out His wrath on the vast Roman Empire.
The 5th Trumpet represents the Lord using the Arabian (Mohammedan) army against the Western Roman Empire from 612-762 A.D., which is 150 years (5 months = 150 days). They wore turbans (crowns of gold); they had beards (faces of men); they had long hair like women; they wore chain-mail (breast-plates of iron); and they were fierce (teeth of lions). The falling star was Mohammed, the smoke out of Satan’s bottomless pit of lies is the Koran.
The 6th Trumpet represents the Lord releasing the Turks to cross over the Euphrates River to conquer 1/3rd of the Roman Empire for 391 years (prepared for the hour and day and month and year, 1 + 30 + 360 = 391) from 1062-1453 A.D., which ended when they used large cannons (out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone) to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople.
Satan caused the Roman Catholic Church sea beast of Revelation 13, to kill 50-100 million Christians during 1,260 years of Great Tribulation from 538-1798 A.D.
The Little Book of Revelation 10 represents printed Bibles in English and other languages, which John would have called a Little Book compared with the long scrolls he was used to. They were desperately needed as the Catholic Church had banned and burned the Scriptures, and killed those who had them. They were the sweet words of our Lord, but they were bitter because these printed Bibles caused the Papal Church to intensify their war against the followers of Christ.
From 538-1514 A.D., the Roman Catholic Church had worked so relentlessly to eliminate the Two Witnesses of the Word of God and the Church of Christ, that the Papal Church pronounced them as being dead in 1514 A.D.
And there was silence for 3 1/2 years (3 1/2 prophetic days), when nobody testified against the Papal Church, which caused them to celebrate with feasts.
During this time the Lord had a Catholic Monk named Martin Luther read the Scriptures, to see who was the true church and the false church.
And exactly 3 1/2 years after the Papal Church had proclaimed that the Two Witnesses were dead, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, which sparked the Protestant Reformation, and led to millions of people coming out of the false Papal Church, to be saved by the pure Gospel of Christ. With the advent of the printing press, many Bibles were printed, and the Two Witnesses were alive again.
The followers of Christ then used the rod of iron, the Word of God, to take back control of the nations, such as England, which had been held by the Papal Church.
Satan countered in 1545 A.D., by empowering the Jesuits at the Council of Trent, to create a counter-reformation plan.
The Jesuits are the covert military arm of the Papal Church, and their role was to do whatever was necessary to:
Bring the Protestants back under the power of the Papal Church. Look around today and you’ll see that they’ve been very successful, as many churches now partner with the Papacy in the name of unity and peace.
Corrupt the Word of God. Since they couldn’t stop the spread of printed Bibles, they took action to create a corrupt Greek Bible and then modern Bibles which are missing key words that validate the deity of Christ.
To deflect accusations that they are the antichrist. The Protestant Reformers had all proclaimed that they are the beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the Pope, the Son of Perdition. A Jesuit Priest created an end-times 70th week of Daniel featuring a one-man antichrist. This deception has worked beyond their wildest imagination, as most Christians today believe it as truth.
And the Jesuits made war with the Protestants through the Inquisition and by using the leaders of France, Spain and other countries, to persecute them.
The Jesuits were so ruthless in their killing, stealing and destroying, that many countries expelled them, including countries that were predominantly Catholic. (Portuguese Empire, France, the Two Sicilies, Malta, Parma and the Spanish Empire)
The King of France encouraged Pope Clement XIV to suppress the Jesuits, which he did on July 21, 1773.
This caused the Jesuits to seek revenge on the Pope, on the King of France, and on the countries that had banned them.
Pope Clement XIV died from poisoning in 1774 A.D.
Our Sovereign Lord used the Jesuits desire for revenge, to avenge the killing of His followers in France, Spain and the other countries, during bowls 1-5.
Revelation 14 foretold the harvest of Catholics who were ripe for the pure Gospel, as they had been suppressed by the Pope, who forbid Bible reading, taught only in Latin, and only offered salvation by works through the Papal Church.
Millions of Catholic were saved by the preaching of the pure Gospel of salvation, through the atoning sacrifice of the blood of the Lamb of God.
Revelation 14 gave a special blessing for the Protestants who were preaching the everlasting gospel and were martyred during the Papal Inquisition.
And it gave warning to those who had the mark of the beast, as the Lord poured out His wrath on France, Spain and other countries, who had killed the Protestants.
There are two separate mentions of the mark of the beast in the Bible, this one in the 17th-18th centuries; and one that comes during the reign of the earth beast in the last days.
France and Spain had many Catholics, including their kings, who worshiped the Pope, they bowed to his authority and they obeyed his commands.
They had the mark of the beast on them, not physically, but symbolically. Their worship of the Pope is the mark on their forehead. Their obedience of his commands is the mark on their hand. This tells us what the mark really means.
France was called the Eldest Son of the Papal Church, because their leaders diligently followed the Pope’s orders.
France was split between Catholics and Protestants called the Huguenots, so the Pope caused the King of France to have his people make war with the Protestants.
At the St. Batholomew’s Day Massacre, they killed 10’s of thousands of Huguenots.
The persecution in France was so severe, that no Protestants were left, as a million of them had either been killed or they fled.
Because France, Spain and other countries worshiped the Pope, bowed to his authority and followed his commands to kill millions of Protestants, they had the mark of the beast on them, so our Lord poured out His wrath on them with the bowl judgments.
The 1st Bowl was poured out when the Jesuits caused the foul and loathsome sore of atheism to spread across France. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. And the Lord allowed the abomination of atheism to turn the people away from the Papal Church.
The 2nd Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits incited the French people to revolt against the Catholic Church leaders and France’s leaders, and their heads rolled. During the French Revolution 250,000 were killed in the very places that the French Protestants had been killed. Water symbolically represents people, here the sea of people represented the people in the large cities being killed.
The 3rd Bowl was poured out as the bloody French Revolution spread out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.
The 4th Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. Our Sovereign Lord used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers. But the leaders of the countries did not repent, they blasphemed God for His punishment, and they later came back under Catholic/Jesuit control.
The 5th Bowl was poured out on the seat of the beast, as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 A.D. Shortly after the French Revolution, the Papal States were invaded by French forces, and they removed Pope Pius VI, who died in exile in Valence (France) in 1799. Their 1,260 year reign was ended by the hand of the Lord, but they repented not. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores of losing their power.
The 6th Bowl was poured out to dry up the Ottoman Empire, the people (river) of the Euphrates who had been released during the 6th Trumpet. During the 18th and 19th centuries, they lost control of the territories that they had occupied, such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; the kings of the East. They lost control of Palestine to General Allenby of Great Britain in 1917 A.D.
As the reign of the sea beast was ending, Satan caused the earth beast of Revelation 13 to rise to power.
Satan had used the Roman Empire to persecute Christians, until the Lord opened the seals, to cause it to collapse. Then He sounded the trumpets, sending many armies to conquer the vast Roman Empire, causing with the last Emperor to be deposed in 476 A.D.
Then Satan used the Roman Catholic Church to persecute Christians, until the Lord poured out bowls 1-5, causing it to lose power in 1798 A.D.
In 1776 A.D., the third phase of the Rome beast rose to power in two ways.
First, the Jesuits created the order of the Illuminati to use as a front organization, since they had been banned by many countries.
Though the Papal Church had lost its power over the countries, the Jesuits seized control of them, which represents a shift in power.
With the powerful monarchs who had called for the suppression of the Jesuits no longer in power, the Jesuits had Pope Pius VII issue an order in 1815 A.D., restoring the Society of Jesus in the Catholic countries of Europe.
The Jesuits now control the Papacy and have since brought it back to life, thus the deadly head wound has been healed.
In 1929 A.D., the Jesuits established the Lateran Treaty, which was a political treaty recognizing the full sovereignty of the Holy See in the city-state of Vatican City.
The Jesuit General, called the Black Pope because he is hidden behinds the scenes, controls the Vatican, the Catholic Church and the Pope. The White Pope is the front man that is being used to gathering the world under their control.
The city-state nation of the Vatican currently has political relations with almost every country, and they deceive 1.2 Billion people with a false salvation of works through the Papal Church.
The third phase of the Rome beast rose to power in a second way.
In 1776 A.D., the United States of America declared their independence.
Before the Bill of Rights was written, Catholics were not allowed to vote, and were forbidden to practice their Babylonian Mass ceremony.
The Jesuits help change that when the first Amendment was written that said, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”
Christians believe that Amendment was put there for them, but they already had religious freedom in America. It was designed to give Catholics and Jesuits the right to practice their false religion, and to hold political office.
At the time of the Declaration of Independence, 98% of Americans were Protestants whose descendants had fled Europe to escape the persecution of the Roman Catholic Church.
Since then the Jesuits have taken control of America by flooding America with Catholics, initially through the immigration of Irish, Spanish, Dutch, German, etc. Catholics. Now the borders of Mexico are open, as it is 95% Catholic.
The Jesuits infiltrated and now control America’s government, educational system, financial system, media and news, and major corporations.
They have done this through the Rothchild and Rockefeller families, Jewish bankers, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, etc. These are all front organizations to hide who really controls America.
The city-state of Washington D.C. is the military arm of the Jesuits, as the military and intelligence agencies promote their agenda to overthrow the leaders of other countries, to install New World Order friendly puppets.
The Jesuits use the intelligence agencies to cause militant rebels such as Al Qaeda (CIA-duh) to kill Christians in each country. The world blames the militant rebels, but the Jesuits supply them with funds, training and weapons.
So the Rome beast is still making war with Christians, only in a covert way.
The Jesuits are causing Muslims to kill Christians, which causes Christians to hate Muslims so much that they support our military in killing them, even wiping Muslim countries off the map. Of course that goes against everything that our Lord taught us.
The Jesuits have stirred up this emotional hatred of Muslims in Christians, by creating the modern state of Israel.
Revelation 16 foretold that during the 6th Bowl, the path of the people of the Euphrates, the Ottoman Empire, would be dried up, so that “the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.”
They lost control of the territories that they had occupied, such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, who may be called the Kings of the East.
The Ottoman Empire lost control of Palestine in 1917 A.D., and the last Sultan lost power in 1922 A.D.
Since then the Jesuits have created events that pushed Ashkenazi Jews into the Palestine area, to justify the creation of the state of Israel.
The Jesuits control Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. It will be the place where they will position their False Messiah, to join the world’s major religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, together in their New World Order, in the name of peace.
The Jesuits cause Christians to militantly defend Israel as “God’s Chosen People,” but DNA research proves that they aren’t even the descendents of Abraham.
97% of the Jews in Israel are Ashkenazi Jews whose forefathers from the Kingdom of Khazaria (from Eastern Asia) converted to Judaism. They are not the Jews of the Bible.
Torah Jews in Jerusalem and around the world, believe that the Zionists have illegitimately seized the name Israel and have no right to speak in the name of the Jewish people! They believe that the Zionist state of Israel is illegitimate in the eyes of God and that it DOES NOT represent Jews or Judaism.
This deception causes Christians to support military action against Muslims countries like Iran, and it will no doubt lead to WW III, where many Christians and Muslims are killed.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
This represents Satan (dragon) empowering the Jesuit General (false prophet) who control the Pope of the Catholic Church(beast).
Together they have caused two World Wars, which dramatically moved the world forward towards to their New World Order. The third World War will cause the creation of their New World Order in the name of peace, but it will create persecution against Jesus and His followers, thus the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
The Jesuits fomented World War I, causing the overthrow of the Czars of Russia, which brought in atheistic Communism, which has been used to destroy other governments and to weaken the religions. They caused the Ottoman Empire to lose control of Palestine, to prepare the way for the Ashkenazi Jews to populate it.
The Jesuits fomented World War II by empowering Hitler and the Nazi regime to persecute Jews, in order to strengthen political Zionism, and justify the creation of their sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. This caused Ashkenazi Jews to migrate to Palestine/Israel.
This is where we are at on the Revelation timeline.
The Jesuits are gathering the major religions against each other by pitting the Muslim Kings of the East (Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, etc.), against Israel. This will lead to World War III, where Muslim countries and Israel will war against each other.
WW III and a worldwide financial collapse will cause the world to beg for solutions for food and water, and for peace.
Of course, the Jesuits of Rome will have solutions at the ready, to provide food and water, and pace and safety, to those who submit to their New World Order
In their New World Order, they will force people to bow and worship the image of their beast leader.
Then the Jesuits could cause people around the world to blame Christians for the world’s woes, and cause people worldwide to seek to exterminate Christians, which sets up the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
At this point, many Muslims, Christians and Jews (all the monotheistic religions) may have been killed, and the pure doctrine of Lucifer will be brought in, where he is worshiped by the whole world.
In Revelation 16:15 Jesus is warning His followers that He is coming soon. This tells us that He will not have come until after the 6th bowl.
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
“And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” The 7th bowl represents the New World Order. The great city in Revelation 16:19 is not Jerusalem or Rome. Revelation 18:21 tells us that it symbolically represents Babylon the Great, the Jesuit-controlled Roman Catholic Church, whose influence is worldwide.
Satan’s followers and the great city of Babylon, which opposes Christ’s followers who make up the great city of New Jerusalem.
Ultimately it comes down to Satan vs. Christ, Satan’s false church vs. Christ’s true Church, and Satan’s deceptions vs. Christ’s truth in the Word of God.
Earthquakes in prophecy represent government upheaval, so this mighty and great earthquake in Revelation 16:18 symbolizes the forming of the New World Order, which is split into three parts.
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.
“The cities of the nations fell” and “every island fled away, and the mountains were not found” speak of the time when the great countries and cities will lose their independent powers, and be subservient to the New World Order.
“Hail” in prophecy means war, so great hail may indicate nuclear war.
Revelation 17 describes the Mother of Harlots, the Roman Catholic Church, who is propped up on top of the Satan-empowered Jesuit beast.
Revelation 17:16-17, “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”
The Jesuit leaders who govern the 10 divisions of the world, will give their power to the Jesuit beast, meaning they will follow its commands.
The Jesuits will hate the harlot, the Roman Catholic Church, and burn her, as they were just using the Pope and the church to take control of the world.
Once they are in power in the New World Order, they will wipe her out, which is according to the Lord’s plan. They think that they are executing their plans, but the Lord is in full control and they are fulfilling prophecy.
Revelation 18 continues the narrative of our Lord avenging the martyrs deaths by destroying the great harlot church, Mystery Babylon, which shall not be found anymore. But He is still calling Catholics to come out of the false harlot church, so there is still opportunity to be saved by the pure Gospel of our Lord.
In Revelation 18:4, Jesus warns “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”
The kings of the earth, all of the world leaders who became rich through the Jesuits, will weep at her destruction.
Daniel 2:44 says “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”
The followers of Christ make up this kingdom of God, as it was setup at Jesus first coming, in the days that the Roman Empire was in power.
Daniel 2 foretold that “a stone was cut out without hands” would destroy the Babylonian statue, which ended with the Rome kingdom. It says “the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
In Revelation 18:21, it foretells that “a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.”
Christ could destroy the Babylonian Jesuits at any time, but I am going to suggest that His purposes may be to do that through His followers; who use the rod of iron, the Word of God, to overcome the enemy.
Christ’s Church is the great mountain that filled the earth, the great millstone that Christ may use to destroy Babylon.
“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.” 1 Peter 2:4-8
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, In whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
Christ’s Church can overcome the enemy in the power of our Lord, when they understand how greatly they have been deceived about prophecy, about the state of Israel, and about the Jesuits and the Roman Catholic Church.
Revelation 19 tells us that Lord will be on a white horse, and just like the Roman leaders who rode a white horse to celebrate their army’s victories, I believe that the Lord will come to celebrate His victory of conquering His enemies, through His end-times warriors.
“He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
The Satan-empowered Jesuits cause Christians to fear the end times and hope for a rapture, instead of fighting against them in the power of the Lord, with the rod of iron, the sword of the Word of God, exposing their deceptions and removing their power over the world.
You may have noticed that there is no mention of the rebuilding of a Jewish temple, no antichrist peace agreement with Israel, no pre-tribulation rapture, no 7-year tribulation period, and no 3 1/2 year great tribulation period, mentioned in our Lord’s Revelation.
Those are deceptions of the enemy, to blind Christians to the truth of prophecy fulfillment. The Jesuits will no doubt cause events like an Israel peace agreement, the rebuilding of the temple, and even a fake rapture scenario is possible. They would do those things to promote their deception, but those concepts are not biblical.
Friend, can you now see the grand deception of the enemy? Can you now see how the prophecies have been fulfilled from the time our Lord had John write them until now?
Are you going to be used by the Lord to overcome the enemy, to bring our Lord honor and glory?
Or are you going to shrink back, revert to your old beliefs and be lukewarm?
The battle will happen with or without you, but you will stand before the Lord to account for what you did with the truth that has been given to you.
Christ will capture the Beast and False Prophet and throw them in the lake of fire, and the rest of His enemies will be killed.
Revelation 20 tell us that Satan will be bound for a thousand years, then released for the Gog/Magog battle, where they will all be consumed by fire. Satan and his followers will be cast in Lake of Fire.
Revelation 22 tells us that the Revelation prophecies have never been sealed, unlike what False Prophets teach, but the deceiver has worked hard to blind you to its truths.
“And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.“
When our Lord comes, will you be blessed for knowing and obeying His prophetic words?
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.“
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”
Friend, you can look at all this and dismiss it because you’ve been taught differently. Or you can pray about it, to ask the Lord if you’ve been deceived by the enemy. Please understand that the deceiver has been working on these plans for thousands of years, and they are so grand that the mind can hardly conceive them.
Barton Johnson wrote the People’s New Testament Bible commentary in the late 19th century, which provides greater detail on the fulfillment of Revelation. Click on http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/peoples-new-testament/
Next Study: Revelation 12 – Roman Empire Beast
References for this study:
Robert Carignola’s book “The Present Reign Of Jesus Christ” explains much of the fulfillment of Revelation. http://www.armageddonbooks.com/45present.html
John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible, Revelation. http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/view.cgi?bk=65
BibleorTraditions YouTube Video Series on Revelation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjUhJTAq058&list=PL51974D13DFCDE8E1
The Book of Revelation by Charles A. Jennings. http://www.armageddonbooks.com/191rev.html