Michael Rood Is A False Prophecy Teacher

This End Times Deception study will focus on Michael Rood, who positions himself as a Messianic teacher.

Some Christians tend to trust Michael because he cites Hebrew sources. Michael claims that one cannot understand the New Testament from Greek, or from a Greek translation.

The irony is that his Revelation prophecy fulfillment explanations are wrong, so apparently understanding the ‘Hebrew’ version of Revelation hasn’t helped him.

I’ve used the Greek and English and I understand it just fine.  That’s proven out on the Revelation Timeline Decoded website.

Who is Michael Rood?

According to a brochure Rood produced to promote his seminars, “Michael John Rood is an ordained nondenominational Christian minister.” His “ordination” is from a cult called The Way International (TWI) required only minor instruction in an unaccredited TWI program.The Way International was a free love cult that was founded by Victor Paul Wierwille, who denied the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Many of Rood’s teachings and practices are drawn from this cult which was widely denounced by Christian leaders and TWI’s ex-followers alike.

Michael Rood rose to fame when he dogmatically and bombastically predicted that the prophetic “Day of the Lord” would begin on the Feast of Trumpets in the fall of 2000. Of course that didn’t happen, so he made excuses.

Should you trust someone who got his education from a cult and who has past false prophecy teachings?

He points to a futuristic one-man antichrist, but the saints have been proclaiming that it is the office of the papacy for 1,000 years; many of them paying for their witness with their blood.

Read Historical Witnesses Against Antichrist

The Protestant Reformers rightly identified that the office of the papacy fulfills Bible prophecy as the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation.

Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast

Micheal Rood is not telling you those things, which deflects blame away from Rome.

He points to a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, the supposed 7-year tribulation period.

The concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel is a deception from the Jesuits of Rome, who created it to deflect blame away from the antichrist Popes.

There is no future 7-year tribulation period, as the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed with the Jews (for seven years) that He is the promised Messiah who ratified the everlasting covenant with His blood, as the Passover Lamb.

The seven years ended after the Jewish leaders stoned Stephen to death, marking their final rejection of their promised Messiah. Then the book of Acts clearly shows a dramatic shift, as the Gospel was also preached to the Gentile nations.

Here’s a study series which proves that the 70th week was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week.

Read The 70th Week Of Daniel Deception

He teaches that Jesus ministry was only 1 year long, instead of 3 1/2.

Here’s three events in John where it records that Jesus went to Jerusalem.

At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, John 2:13, “And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem

John 6:4 “And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

At the end of Jesus’ ministry, John 13:1, “And before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour hath come, that he may remove out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own who are in the world–to the end he loved them.”

Michael Rood claims that John 6:4 was added later and should not be in the Bible text. He says this leaves only two Passovers, one when Jesus started His ministry, and the other when Jesus was crucified, thus the one-year ministry. So let’s look to see if there is evidence that John 6:4 was added later.

In 175 AD Irenaeus wrote an opposing response to Gnostic teachers, who claimed the ministry was one year in an attempt to have it correspond to the pagan zodiac.
(Interestingly, Michael Rood’s calendar is based in part on the Zodiac calendar, and he also needs Jesus’ ministry to be one-year in order to make his teachings work.)

Irenaeus used John 6:4 as evidence to counter the Gnostic teachers, so the passage certainly existed in Irenaeus’ copy of John.  This refutes Rood’s claim that it was added later.

Not only do we have the testimony of Irenaeus in Lyons that the passage existed but P66 and P75, the two most important manuscripts we have of John’s Gospel (both date from about the 200 AD), contain the verse.

p66-manuscript-john-6-4Here’s a link to the P66 where it contains a list of verses that are on the manuscript, with John 6:4 included on the list http://www.earlybible.com/manuscripts/p66-Joh-33.html

The top Bible scholars do not say that John 6:4 should not be included.  This includes Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible, Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible, John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary, John MacArthur’s Study Bible, Matthew Henry’s Whole Bible Commentary and Pulpit Commentary.

Once you throw out Michael’s argument that John 6:4 shouldn’t be included in the Bible, you can clearly see that the book of John mentions three Passovers, which proves that Jesus ministry was more than two years long.

And that destroys Michael Rood’s theory about Jesus one-year ministry.

Also of note is that his teaching is in direct opposition to the Word of God in the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy, which clearly defines a 3 1/2 year ministry of the Messiah.

It says that the Messiah would appear after the 69th week, in other words in the 70th week, which is 7 years long. His ministry started when He was baptized and anointed, and He began preaching the New Covenant to the House of Israel.

Daniel 9:27 then tells us, “But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” It’s saying that He would be ‘cut off‘ (Daniel 9:26), meaning crucified, in the middle of the 7 years, which caused the need for the temple sacrifices to end.

In this video, Michael Rood teaches about the futuristic “confirmation of the Covenant” that initiates Daniel’s 70th week.

This is false teaching, as the covenant of the 70th week of Daniel is the covenant that Messiah came to ratify with His blood as the Passover Lamb.

Here’s more detailed studies on the 70th week of Daniel, which prove that is lasted 3 1/2 years:

Proof That Jesus 3 1/2 Year Ministry Occurred In The 70th Week of Daniel

The Anointing Of Christ Started The 70th Week Of Daniel

Some of what Michael Rood teaches is true and he makes some excellent points about the Holy Feasts of God, but he has a track record of false teachings, and I would warn people to stay away from him.

Titus 1:10-11, 13-14 warn us, “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach…For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith, not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth

For the record, I don’t observe Easter, Christmas, Halloween and Sun-day worship.

I observe the Heavenly Father’s seven Holy Feast days which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem His set-apart saints, and I observe the Scriptural Sabbath. I don’t eat pork or shellfish, as our Heavenly Father forbade them because they are unclean animals due to the fact that their bodies are filled with toxins from being scavengers.

I’ve come out of Babylonian-Roman Christianity and on my Come Out Of Her website I expose those man-made teachings.

Sources for additional study about Michael Rood:

Rood has continued many of the themes and practices which made TWI theologically a cult of Christianity. http://www.apologeticsindex.org/687-michael-rood

261 thoughts on “Michael Rood Is A False Prophecy Teacher”

  1. I am sorry, and with all due respect. A lot of this comes off, as trying to piggy back upon some one else’s following, as a means to sell your own scriptural interpretations in book form. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but it doesn’t exactly shine a very bright light on what you are trying to sell.

    It’s interesting that you would use a 13 year old video, and try and connect Mr Rood to a ministry he left a very long time ago. Rather than evidence what he has been doing over the last 7 years.

    I have a copy of Mr Rood’s -the chonological Gospels second edition, and find it to be an amazing clairification . It’s a really good book. I have been a Biblical scholar for 24 years, and an ancient history buff for 40 years.

    This book answers many of the questions I personally had about the new testiment. Which to me, always seemed to be missing something important in the time line. Now it all makes sence.

    On the flip side, I will clearly admit, that some of what Mr Rood says off the cuff, is a little disconnected from actual ancient historical fact.

    Such as the story of Babylonian sun god worship he constantly references. This appears to come in part from the book -the tale of two Babylons. Which like the books of Enoch, is more of a made for Hollywood version of history.

    While Michael’s pitch on this is not entierly acurate. I am not going to falt him on this, because,
    He does correctly preach that the persistant old false gods evil, that has been passed forward over eons, is still with us today, which is in fact true. I have seen many excellent pastors over the decades, turn history into a conglomeraterated parable to make a point.

    So Mr Roods parables to me, are not out side of long standing pastoral tradition.

    I will say, I do have the utmost respect for this man. He has been through many great trials, and when he fell to the lies of the false church many years ago, like so many of us have done at some point.
    He left that all behind. Repented to the one true God continually, and dedicated his life to persuing the deeper meaning of Yahovah’s Holy word , which we are all supposed to be doing..

    Mr Rood years ago posted his testimony on You Tube where in he apologizes to Yahovah and believers around the world.


    • Howard, I published this page in 2014 and Michael Rood’s video wasn’t so old then. I haven’t posted new content on this website in many years.

      Is Michael Rood teaching the historical fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9? https://70thweekofdaniel.com

      Is Michael Rood teaching the historical fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse? https://theolivetdiscourse.com

      Is Michael Rood teaching the historical fulfillment of most of the prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years, and that the office of the papacy fulfills Bible prophecy as the little horn of Daniel 7, the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast who leads the harlot church of Rome? No! https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com

      The point of this post is to show that some of what Michael Rood teaches is false, as some people blindly trust him. As for my books, they are available for free in PDF format.

      Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah,


  2. I find it sad that Brothers (and Sisters) who have rejected the heresies of the Great Whore and the little Harlots resort to the bickering I find here and on some other Messianic websites. I do not accept all of Michael Rood’s conclusions, but I respect the fact that, for the most part, he teaches truth, and does it well. I have a 50 year background (particularly the last 30 years) in Scriptural/Historical research, and I seem to get new, or reinforced insights into the Word, and the history of how Christianity developed at the expense of the Nazarene “Way” of the Mother Assembly of Jerusalem. If we, as believers in Yeshua, cannot agree on the basics, as he taught them, and forgive our Brothers and Sisters for not agreeing with us on the minutia, then we have failed Him, and each other; “For now we know in part, but then we shall know fully, as we also have been fully known.” Respectfully, Jon K.J. Bartz

    • Jon, this article does not declare that everything the Michael Rood teaches is false. The focus is on his explanations of the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 and about the antichrist beast in Revelation.

      Prophecy fulfillment is not minutia, as you imply, for the end times saints have been misled about the fulfillment of Revelation so that they don’t understand the proper context of Messiah’s return. Respectfully, David Nikao Wilcoxson. https://bibleprophecydecoded.com/

      • David: I did not say that Prophecy fulfillment is minutia, and I do not appreciate you “putting words in my mouth.” You obviously haven’t studied the parts of Scripture that deal with divisiveness in the Assembly, and I suggest you do that. It is easy to criticize fellow believers when you think you’ve reached the final conclusion, and much more painful later when you discover you were in error, and you have to admit you yourself erred. To quote the old saying, “He who knows he knows, Knows not. He who knows he knows not, Knows.” Best Wishes, Jon K.J. Bartz

          • O.K., now I understand where you are coming from: You are extremely defensive, have an ego problem, know you know it all, and like all know-it-alls, you will attack anyone who disagrees with you, claiming righteousness as your cloak of invincibility. In essence, you have a closed mind, and have quit learning, as evidenced by some of your other condescending replies to other commenters. Your attitude speaks volumes.

          • I defend the truth of prophecy fulfillment and expose deceptions. I’ve not attacked Michael Rood personally, like you’re doing here against me. I’m just showing how what he teaches about prophecy fulfillment is off-target. I don’t proclaim to know it all, but I’ve been blessed to have learned many things. It’s ironic that you call me “extremely defensive, condescending know-it-all,” when that’s how you’re coming across in your messages. Grace, peace and love to you Jon!

  3. Would you please give your source for your comments “In 175 AD Irenaeus wrote an opposing response to Gnostic teachers,”
    Thank You

  4. The problem with your analysis and dismissal of Rood’s work is that you don’t consider the mountain of evidence he provides to confirm that John 6:4 has been inserted (by gnostics in anticipation of the Vatican Antichrist of Daniel Ch 2: Feet of Iron and Clay: church and state).
    Read his Chronological Gospels and you’ll discern how right he is.
    Apostle John’s Gospel tracks Jesus’s ‘Acceptable year of the Lord’… as the ‘one year old, unblemished sacrificial lamb’…
    If you can’t spiritually connect those biblical dots, then perhaps you need to pray on it….
    Regarding the ‘inserted passover’ which was nigh… neither Jesus, nor his entourage, nor the pharisees hounding Him, were anywhere near Jerusalem or even going towards it – in fact they were going away. The inserted verse is followed swiftly by the Two Leavened Bread eating events – no sign of Unleavened bread (as per the Feast week that follows Passover). (The 5000 feeding is the only miracle that appears in all 4 gospels, so acts as an anchor for connecting the one year events of the 70 week ministry). There are fully attended Synagogue events after the ‘inserted text’ – they ought to be empty if everyone’s gone to Jerusalem….
    In reality John 6:4 is hopelessly out of place – in fact it couldn’t have been in a worse place!
    The Lord works in mysterious ways…
    Closet Jesuits beware… God’s Truth will out – from His Word, and attempts to corrupt the Truth don’t end well.
    Sola Scriptura.
    God bless.

    • The problem with your analysis and dismissal of my work is that you don’t consider the mountain of evidence that I provide to confirm that Messiah’s ministry lasted three years. My explanation isn’t based on John 6:4. I prove it out in the timeline videos of the The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded Prophecy Series

      As for the Jesuits, I expose that evil bunch of fake priests in my studies. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/prophecy-points-to-the-leader-of-the-roman-beast/

      • What I find rather humorous is that you talk much about your study of scripture. For that I appalled you. Yet in the same breath you question someone else who too boost of much study in scripture.
        I have one question that must be answered before I go any further with your interpretation of scripture. Jesus is he God? Are there 3 in the so called God head? Still makes me smile.

        Fyi , I too have many many years studying scripture over 55 years. I’ve gone down more rabbit holes searching and seeking the truth. Finally after so many years I finally realized man is not to be trusted. Especially those who love to boast publicly and make profits from the scripture.

        So again who do you say Yeshua is?

        • David, I’m not sure what you’re referring to in regard to me talking about my study of Scripture and boasting. Can you give examples of what I said?

          Just because someone studies Scripture for a long time, doesn’t mean that they’re right about everything. That includes Michael Rood, you and me.

          Why do you resume that I believe in the Catholic trinity doctrine? I refute the trinity doctrine on this study: https://comeoutofher.org/the-holy-trinity-deception/

    • Well said!
      I have the chonological Gospels second edition, and find it to be an amazing clairification . It’s a really good book.

      On the flip side,
      Some of what Mr Rood says off the cuff, is a little disconnected from actual history.

      Such as the story of Babylonian sun god worship e constantly references, appears to come from the book -the tale of two Babylons. While Michael’s pitch on this this is not entierly acurate.
      He does correctly embrace the persistant old gods evil that has been passed forward over eons.

      I have the utmost respect for this man. He has been through many great trials, and when he fell to the lies of the false church, like so many of us have done. He left that all behind. Repented to God continually, and dedicated his life to persuing the deeper meaning of God’s word.

  5. You are one of the morons Michael talks about , how can Yeshua be the Passover lamb if he’s 3 1/2 years old he would be a Passover ram . You probably can’t count to three either and think he was crucified on Friday,Moron !!!!

    • Jeffery, it’s ironic that your email address starts with ‘gracebeyondwords’ because you lack grace. Even if I’m wrong, you’re rude and certainly haven’t addressed this topic in the manner of a follower of Messiah!

      I prove out the multiyear ministry in my Timeline videos of The 70 Weeks Of Daniel 9 Fulfillment Timeline page: https://70thweekofdaniel.com/70-weeks-of-daniel-9-fulfillment-timeline/

      As for Messiah being crucified on Friday, there was no such thing as Friday when Messiah died for our sins, as the Romans observed an eight-day week with the days named after the first eight letters of their alphabet. It wasn’t until later in the first century that they started to use a seven-day week format.

      I follow the Scriptural calendar. Messiah died on the 14th day of the 1st month, on Passover. https://thescripturalcalendar.com

    • This in no way, not by any measure, comes from an individual that has the spirit. It’s ok to disagree, and it’s ok to discuss theory etc, but to call someone a moron in such a hateful way.

      Please repent.

  6. I believe in Yehovah, Yeshua & The Holy Spirit!
    I try my very best to keep my eyes on them at all times, keep the ten commandments & love my neighbors…
    If you believe Yeshua died for your sins so that you might have everlasting life & you follow him until the end of your days, your will make it to Heaven!
    I don’t believe in religion & this is the reason why, ALL the fighting & nasty comments. I’m right, your wrong, that’s NOT what Yeshua would have us do!
    Give up religion & Focus on Yehovah, Yeshua & The Holy Spirit Every Minute of Everyday!
    In The End, That’s All You’ll Ever Need!

    • I’m not fighting anyone or making nasty comments. What I’m doing is showing that what Michael Rood teaches about prophecy fulfillment is off-target. He’s misleading people. We’re called to expose these things, so that the body of saints aren’t misled by them.

      Messiah called out the false teachers of His day, so proclaiming that this is not what Yeshua would do is missing the mark.


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