This Olivet Discourse Deception study gives an explanation of the Apostle Paul’s reference to ‘the fullness of the Gentiles‘ and that ‘all Israel shall be saved‘ in Romans 11.
Many people believe in the following timeline of how the end-times will play out:
- A one-man antichrist will make a peace agreement with Israel, which marks the beginning of the seven-year tribulation period.
- The gentiles saints will be raptured out and the Heavenly Father will use this time to deal with the Jews.
- There will be 3 1/2 years of relative peace.
- At the midpoint of the futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, the antichrist will enter a rebuilt Jewish temple, desecrate it and proclaim to be God.
- Then most of the judgments in Revelation will take place during the last 3 1/2 years.
That timeline is a false narrative which was created by the enemy to deceive the end-times saints. It was created in the 16th century, to counter the Protestant Reformers who testified that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn‘ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast‘ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot‘ church of Rome.
Sadly, the enemy has been very effective at hiding the historical fulfillment that the saints taught up until the 20th century. The false, futuristic explanations of the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 and Revelation cause people to proclaim that in the Old Testament the Heavenly Father dealt with the Israelites.
In the New Testament dispensation period, He’s primarily dealing with the Gentiles. And then during the supposed futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, He will deal with the Jews again as the Gentile saints have been raptured out. But all of that is a deception.
There is no Scriptural justification for an end-times seven-year period when the Heavenly Father will primarily deal with the Jews, thus the concept of dispensationalism is false.
Futurists proclaim that the six items in Daniel 9:24 were not fulfilled by the Jews, and that the Jews did not accept Messiah, so there needs to be a future time when the Jews will fulfill those things. But that is a false association, as no man or group of people can fulfill the six things in Daniel 9:24, only Messiah is capable and He did that during His first advent. Read Daniel 9:24 Fulfillment
The Ekklesia of Messiah, His Church, is made up of believing Jews and Gentiles. Acts tells us that 3,000 Jews from many different countries believed in Messiah on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem and no doubt they returned home and preached the Gospel to other Jews. Acts 2:47 tells us that more Jewish believers were added every day. So many Jews did accept their promised Messiah.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 was fulfilled by Messiah, when He was anointed, carried out His multi-year ministry, and then confirmed the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins, which ended the need for temple sacrifices.
It has nothing to do with the end times or the antichrist. The concept of a future 7-year tribulation period, on which the pre-tribulation rapture is based, is a deception from the enemy to deceive the end-times saints.
Read the 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
Messiah tells us in the first verse of Revelation that these ‘things which must shortly come to pass’ and in the third verse ‘for the time is at hand.’
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years; as Messiah gave a historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom fighting against Messiah’s saints. Revelation has been in the process of being fulfilled since it was written and we’re close to the end of the apocalyptic vision, and His return.
This proves that most of Revelation is not going to be fulfilled during a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, which invalidates that it’s a time that the Father is going to deal with the Jews after the Gentiles have been raptured out.
This Revelation Fulfillment Summary shows where we’re at on the fulfillment timeline and the studies on the website prove it out verse by verse. The YouTube Revelation video series and Revelation Timeline Decoded book prove it out in more detail.
The apostle Paul tells us that a true Israelite is not one of flesh, but of spirit. True Israel is made up of both Jews and Gentiles who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
Romans 2:28-29 tells us that a Jew is one inwardly, whose heart is circumcised.
“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.”
Romans 9:6-8 declares that Abraham’s fleshly descendants ARE NOT the children of Elohim.
“For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are NOT the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.”
Romans 9:27 says that the remnant is true Israel.
“Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.”
Galatians 3:16 tells us that the seed of Abraham is Messiah.
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say,“And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “and to your Seed,” who is Christ.”
Galatians 3:28-29 tells us that followers of Messiah (Jew and Gentile) are Abraham’s seed who receive the promises made to Abraham.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Paul is telling us that true Israel, true Jews, believe by faith, and so inherit the promises made to father Abraham. Everyone who believes in Messiah by faith, are the ‘Chosen People of God.’
Now that the concept of dispensationalism has been invalidated, let’s focus on what the Apostle Paul is talking about.
I believe that the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ is referring to the Roman army being sent to desolate the Jewish nation.
Romans 11:24-26 says, “For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”
Paul wrote Romans when the temple in Jerusalem was still standing. In Matthew 23, Messiah foretold that judgment was coming upon the Jewish leaders who continued in their rebellion against the Heavenly Father and who rejected Messiah and delivered Him up to be killed. Then He proclaimed that the second temple would be desolated and He told His disciples what would take place beforehand, with the key sign being the ‘abomination of desolation.’
His saints, the true Israelites, saw the abomination of desolation take place in 66 AD, when Cestius and his army surrounded the temple, fulfilling Luke 21:20-21, ‘And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.’
Cestius was ready to take the city captive, but then he and his army left for no explained reason. Messiah’s saints heeded the sign and took the opportunity to flee to the mountains just as Messiah told them. Then three strong divisions of the Roman army came against Judea during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, which led to 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Daniel 9:26 foretold that Jerusalem and the temple would be desolated, because of the abominations of the Jews in rejecting their promised Messiah and delivering Him up to be killed. It says ‘and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.’ The war that’s being referred to is the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
The ‘war‘ ended when the Roman army ‘flooded’ into Jerusalem in 70 AD and killed hundreds of thousands by the sword, and took some captive and sold them as slaves.
Daniel 12 tells us that the information about the coming desolation of the Jewish nation was ‘sealed up‘ from Jews eyes, so that they would not understand what is the abomination of desolation and flee Jerusalem. In fact, when Cestius and his army left in 66 AD, the Jews were emboldened as they believed that the Heavenly Father was defending them, so they chased after the army and killed some of the fleeing soldiers, which incited the Romans even more and brought judgment on the Jewish nation.
Daniel 12:1 says ‘thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.’ This is pointing to the Jews who believed in Messiah, as they fled Judea before the war, so they were delivered from the calamity of the time of Jacob’s trouble.
In Matthew 23, Messiah berated the Jewish leaders who continued in their rebellion against the Heavenly Father and sought to kill Him and would persecute His disciples. Messiah proclaimed that righteous judgment would come upon them in that generation. That took place when the fullness of the Roman army completed their role of desolating Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation in 70 AD.
In Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, He foretold events that would take place before the end of the latter days of the Jewish age. The former days took place before the Jews Babylonian captivity, and the latter days spanned from when they were released from Babylon until the Roman’s destroyed Jerusalem and the temple.
Because the unbelieving Jews did not understand Daniel 12 or Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, they were blinded to the events that come upon them during the 3 1/2 years of the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Worst yet, they were lost spiritually.
All Israel, the followers of Messiah, were saved from being desolated by the Roman army. Jewish historian Josephus does not document any of Messiah’s saints as being killed. So indeed, all Israel was saved! HalleluYah!
We need to pray for Jews to understand Isaiah 53, Daniel 9 and the New Testament, which are forbidden for them to read by their leaders; so that they will see the glory of their promised Messiah and enter into a covenant relationship with the Heavenly Father through the Son.
I pray that this study helps you see who is a true Israelite, so that you can see that all Israel is saved; and not be misled by the futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment or the false concept of dispensationalism.