The Historic Interpretation

The Historic Interpretation composed & edited by George Duke

This study demonstrates that AD History can be found encoded in the prophetic verses of Revelation.

Most people view the Apocalypse of John as a prophecy about some terrifying events that will take place sometime in the future. We must understand that this futuristic teaching emanated from the Roman Catholic Church. Two Jesuit Priests Francisco Ribera and Cardinal Robert Bellarmine used it to counteract the teachings of the Reformation where the Reformists beleived that Rome and the Pope were the Anti-Christ. During the reformation Rome was losing so many converts daily that something had to be done to stem the flow. Hence
FUTURISM
Francisco Ribera(1537-1591) was a Jesuit doctor of theology, born in Spain, who began writing a lengthy commentary in 1585 on the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) titled I n Sacrum Beati Ioannis Apostoli, & Evangelistiae Apocalypsin Commentarij, and published it about the year 1590. He died in 1591 at the age of fifty-four, so he was not able to expand on his work or write any other commentaries on Revelation. In order to remove the Catholic Church from consideration as the antichrist power, Ribera proposed that the first few chapters of the Apocalypse applied to ancient pagan Rome, and the rest he limited to a yet future period of 3 1/2 literal years, immediately prior to the second coming. During that time, the Roman Catholic Church would have fallen away from the pope into apostasy. Then, he proposed,the antichrist, a single individual,would:, Persecute and blaspheme the saints of God., Rebuild the temple in Jerusalem., Abolish the Christian religion., Deny Jesus Christ., Be received by the Jews., Pretend to be God., Kill the two witnesses of God., and Conquer the world.
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine,one of the best known Jesuit apologists, published a work between 1581 and 1593, in which he also denied the day = year principle in prophecy and pushed the reign of antichrist into a future period of 3 1/2 literal years. Since it is well documented that this teaching emanated from the RCC then why and how did it gain so much support by present day Protestants and Pentecostals?
Manuel De Lacunza(1731–1801), a Jesuit from Chile, wrote a manuscript in Spanish titledLa Venida del Mesias en Gloria y Magestad(“The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty”), under the pen name of Juan Josafa [Rabbi] Ben-Ezra about 1791. Lacunza wrote under an assumed Jewish name to obscure the fact that he was a Catholic, in order to give his book better acceptance in Protestantism, his intended audience. Also an advocate of Futurism, Lacunza was deliberately attempting to take the pressure off the papacy by proposing that the Antichrist was still off in the future. His manuscript was published in London, Spain, Mexico and Parisbetween 1811 and 1826
Edward Irving(1792-1834), a Scottish Presbyterian and forerunner of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, translated Lacunza’s work from Spanish into English in a book titledThe Coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty with a Preliminary Discourse,publishedin London in 1827 by L.B. Seeley & Sons Margaret McDonald, a 15 year old Scottish girl, and member of Edward Irving’s congregation, had visions in early 1830 that included a Secret Rapture of believers before the appearance of the Antichrist. She informed Irving of her visions by letter. Irving then attended the prophecy conferences that began in Dublin Ireland in 1830 at Powerscourt Castle, where he promotedbothFuturism and a Secret Rapture.
Samuel Roffey Maitland(1792-1866), scholar and librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury, further promoted and established Futurism in England after 1826, as a result of reading the work of Manuel De Lacunza. He concluded that the 3 1/2 times, 42 months, and 1260 days of Daniel and Revelation were all intended to be a literal 3 1/2 years, not 1260 years.
Cyrus Ingerson Scofield(1843-1921), greatly influenced by the writings of J. N. Darby, incorporated Futurism in the notes of hisScofield Reference Bible.
Because of the Schofield bible and writings of the above seminaries and ministries have wholly abandoned the historical Protestant and biblical teaching that the Roman Catholic Church is the apostate church, the harlot of Revelation, with the Antichrist papacy at its head, and instead serve to screen the papal Antichrist power from being perceived by their students or viewers. They are accurately described asfalseprophets! Today most Apostolic Pentecostals have never heard of the doctrine of Historicism and when spoke to regarding the subject will quickly oppose those that beleivethese views. Today I want to reveal some of the teachings of Historicism. Understand that not all has been fulfilled.
Through the use of a relatively unknown method of interpretation, during the course of a verse-by-verse analysis, it will be demonstrated that the Apocalypse is in fact a History book, written in symbolic language, and dealing with that part of History that was still future when the book was written. Here are the Revelations that were given to us almost two thousand years ago:
This study demonstrates that AD History can be found encoded in the prophetic verses of Revelation.

Most people view the Apocalypse of John as a prophecy about some terrifying events that will take place sometime in the future. The present study intends to show that this view is not correct. Through the use of a relatively unknown method of interpretation, during the course of a verse-by-verse analysis, it will be demonstrated that the Apocalypse is in fact a History book, written in symbolic language, and dealing with that part of History that was still future when the book was written. Here are the Revelations that were given to us almost two thousand years ago:

Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book, showing Christ presenting Himself to John.
Chapters 2 and 3: An overview of Church History (The Seven Churches)
Chapters 4 and 5 set the stage for what is about to follow.
Chapter 6: The Roman Empire in decline (The Seven Seals and the Four Horsemen)
Chapter 7: The spread of Christianity (The 144,000 chosen ones)
Chapter 8: Fall of the Western Roman Empire (The first four Trumpets)
Chapter 9: The rise of Islam; fall of the Byzantine Empire (Fifth and sixth Trumpet)
Chapter 10: The Protestant Reformation (The Angel with the Little Book)
Chapter 11: The French Revolution (The death and resurrection of the Two Witnesses)
Chapter 12: The Christian Persecutions (The Woman and the Dragon)
Chapter 13: The 1260 years of Papal dominance (The two Beasts and the number 666)
Chapters 14 and 15 prepare us for the description of the events of chapter 16.
Chapter 16: Events of the last 200 years: (The Seven Vials)
The gradual diminution of Papal temporal power (The first five Vials)
The return of the Jews to Palestine (Sixth Vial)
Fascism and Nazism (Unclean spirits like frogs)
World War II and the Jewish Holocaust
Events still future (The Battle of Armageddon) (Seventh Vial)
Chapter 17: The Napoleonic Era (The woman Babylon and the scarlet Beast)
Chapter 18 “laments” the punishment of Babylon, the false Church, while chapter 19 recapitulates what has happened so far, after having celebrated the arrival of the true Church, or Bride of Christ. The latter, also named New Jerusalem, is described in detail in chapters 21 and 22, while chapter 20 probably refers to a distant future attack against this glorious City, a thousand years after her arrival.
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