Revelation Timeline

New Covenant Theology doctrine is essential to understanding the truth of Christ. Just learned: Israel was a beast. Micah 4:13 shows this trait. But the beasts that hurt the woman, ancient Israel, were the Caezars of Rome.

Most of the prophesies of the Apostles concerning soon to happen events took place soon after those prophesies. That should the the general rule in any attempt to interpret the Apostles' prophesies and the book of Revelation. That book was definitely published before the beast was wounded, before Nero cut his throat!

This timeline of the Book of Revelation, was originally posted at this static page on this blog entitled Essential Articles/END TIMES.

Please note that this is subject to change. The more I learn the more I will pass along. I have already made changes. For example, I now believe that the code 666 is certainly up for interpretation. Second, the physical teaches of the spiritual. Third, the beast is often spoken of in the Old Testament as being an unbelieving Israel. Any effort to identify the beasts in Revelation should at least consider that fact. Fourth, the time period of the writing of the book of Revelation is open for debate and I do not consider it a test of faith. I do consider postponing most of the historical events of the Revelation until current time to be a crucial mistake and that mistake must be avoided.



Revelation


  1. I am a Partial Preterist, meaning that I believe most events in the book of Revelation likely took place prior to 70 AD or soon after. I reject the full Preterist doctrine that the resurrection is past. The Romans 11 grafting in the natural branches is now happening as the Times of the Gentiles is fulfilled per Luke 21:24. All the above is required faith for believers to continue in the faith.


And clearly also, most of the prophets who were killed were killed in Jerusalem. The Great City clearly refers to Jerusalem multiple times. I have come to believe that Israel was the beast that rejected Christ. All but the elect of course. However, I do not believe anyone has a complete handle on the book of Revelation!

 I am putting this timeline out there. I believe it has merit and makes more sense than other timelines, especially Dispensationalist timelines which are created out of thin air.

But the details like who was the man of perdition is not a required test of faith. But these activities took place soon after prophesied by the Apostles. All that is left is those who descended from Jacob to be brought into the elect according to Romans Chapter 11. 

1. Rev chapter 18 speaks to the destruction of Jerusalem and was written before 70 AD.

2. Rev 19 also refers to the Mystery Babylon, Jerusalem, being totally destroyed and one interpretation of 666, beast government domination of the city through the ages culminated in 135 AD, although 70 AD was the  destruction of the City and the Okd Covenant temple..

The Man of Perdition in 2 Thes 2:2 was likely Titus.  In 168 B.C. Antiochus Epiphanies sacrificed a PIG and set up an IDOL of a foreign god in the Temple (1 Macc 1:59; 2 Macc 6:1-2; Wars 1.1.2) This is the original abomination that causes desolation of Dan 11:31.  TITUS DID THE SAME THING in A.D. 70 when Titus’ army worshiped the ensigns (foreign idols of Rome and Caesar) in the Temple (Wars 6.6.1) and sacrificed a PIG there as part of suovetaurilia. Not only did Titus mimic Antiochus Epiphanies’ original abomination that causes desolation, Titus also shares all of Antiochus Epiphanies’ epithets. Antiochus Epiphanies is the original “Lawless One” having been given this title in the second century B.C. (Psalms of Solomon 17:9-16).  Antiochus Epiphanies is also called “the man, the sinner” (1 Macc 2:48, 62), and the “Little Horn” (Dan 8).  Having mimicked (and even exceeded) Antiochus Epiphanies, Titus is ALSO called “the Lawless One” (2 Thess 2), “Man of Sin” (2 Thess 2) and “Little Horn” (Dan 7).  Titus represents an antitypical return of Antiochus Epiphanies, the quintessential historical Jewish nemesis. 

Josephus says that Titus entered the Holy of Holies with his generals in A.D. 70. 1  Shortly thereafter, Titus was worshipped in the Temple in A.D. 70 as was customary of someone declared imperator in fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:4: “He sets Himself up in God’s Temple displaying himself as a god.”  Josephus writes, “And now the Romans . . . brought their ensigns to the temple and set them over against its eastern gate; and there did they offer sacrifices to them, and there did they make Titus imperator.”2 A metallic image of Vespasian and Titus was also worshipped at that time.  The image of Vespasian and Titus was found on the ensign called the numina legionum which was a large coin-shaped bust or image of the emperor and his favorites (i.e. Titus) held aloft on a pole.   
Vespasian and Titus were a two headed beast, both were Caesars at the same time and Titus because Caesar later as well. 

Again, this part of Revelation 19 is open to interpretation. The Beast refers to man made government and or men, and certainly to the unbelieving Israel that rejected Christ. There have been beasts all throughout history, empires that ruled the earth. The beast in Rev. 19 could likely refer to the Roman Empire but it is more likely a reference to Israel, the wife God divorced as spoken of by Jeremiah 3:8. 

But I am not making that a test of faith. These are difficult passages. It is best to be silent than to be sure and be wrong. But clearly the rebellion of 2 Thes 2 and Mt 24 reference to fleeing Judea were referring to the First Jewish War, 66 to 73 AD.

4. Rev 20 This passage may refer to right after the Resurrection (or to the time between the destruction of the Roman Empire) to the creation of the new Roman Empire which is the British Empire. This is the 1000 years. Could be literal, maybe not.

The British Empire is where Gog and Magog, the statues of the Square Mile, dressed in Roman Uniforms are. And after the devil is loosed, with the British Empire and colonialism, and war taking over the earth, the end is soon. Gog and Magog are statures paraded out yearly in Roman uniforms and they "protect" the Square Mile, Londinium, the seat of world finance. 

Now please understand, ruling with Christ started with the deaths of the saints. So, thousand years may be more symbolic, but clearly Gog and Magog and the abuses of world finance, the massive world wars, are a result of Satan being loosed. 

During this time, Romans 11 is fulfilled, with the Gentiles being hardened and the Jews being called to be in the church. This is not Dispensationalism or a different way of salvation for the Jews. Israel is a sign of the finality of the Times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24), but Israel is not holy. It is a fake Zion. It is not a nation to be saved, since in the New Covenant, individuals are saved, Jews and Gentiles, but not nations. 

I testify that through my Jewish DNA tests and my election to faith, that my witness is to the beginning of the fulfillment of Romans 11. The hardening of the Gentiles and the salvation of the Jews is beginning in these last hours. This is not through a false Dispensationalist second way of salvation, but through the power of the gospel, just like salvation came to the Gentiles. 

5. Rev 21 is when the sun and moon is no longer needed. This is the end of time and the advent of the New Jerusalem. Or it could refer to the Great Tribulation of 70 AD. This destruction of Jerusalem was dreadful as prophesied by Christ. 

I believe this is my best interpretation of these events. 

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Update: 

A. Revelations 11 and 12 are difficult to interpret, but remember, the immediate audience to John's vision was the early church that was still filled with some believers. The interpretation of these must be taken in context. There is nothing left in prophesy but the salvation of the elect Jews though faith in Christ [not through Dispensationalist mumbo jumbo], and the destruction of this world by fire, through the return of Jesus Christ.

Clearly the Temple that is measured in Revelation 11 is difficult to interpret. If Revelation was written prior to 70 AD, then the temple described could be the physical temple not destroyed until 70 AD. This is speculation. Some say the book was written later but I do not believe that. 

B. The Full Preterists are wrong in using Revelation and particularly the Temple as proof Christ has returned in his second coming, during those days of tribulation. Christ through the saints did come with the gospel at that time to judge the Old Covenant. 

C. The beast governments, 8 of them listed, are fairly understandable as to the first 6. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome. But past that it is better to be silent than wrong. Israel is a beast. Micah 4:13 describes beastly qualities of Israel! What is important is that we know that symbolic Babylon was Jerusalem, where the blood of the prophets was. It is also Sodom and Egypt, where the Lord was crucified.

We need to know that this tribulation of 2 Thess 2 happened in the past, with Christians fleeing Judea prior to it being destroyed by the Roman army. We await the salvation of the elect Jews, with a process that has already started, through the New Covenant, not through Dispensationalism.

The Sixth seal was the Great Tribulation against Jerusalem culminating in destruction of the temple of the Hebrews in 70 AD.

The current Israel is not holy. You cannot be a Christian and a Zionist although you could be a Christian and a resident of Israel or with the Palestinians.  The elect will escape false doctrines and come to see that in Christ are all the promises fulfilled.

D. Revelation 7 and 8 have passed. The elect Jews, 144 thousand, were saved. Satan fell from the sky. Christ said He saw this. The Great tribulation in Mt 24 was likely 70 AD as Jesus warns to flee Judea. Compare 2 Thes 2: 2-3 which speaks to the rebellion when the temple was destroyed, a final rolling away of all pertaining to the Old Covenant. The First Jewish War, the Rebellion, was 66 to 73 AD. The man of perdition was revealed then!

But the Great Tribulation of Rev ch 7:14 may be all that the Gentile elect went through. It is not the same as the Great Tribulation that required fleeing from Judea.



See also:

Israel Is Treating the Palestinians Like Sodom Treated the Poor

And:

New Covenant Theology








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