Over 50 years ago, Brad Overton set out on a journey, searching for the true gospel, so that he could learn more about Jesus. His journey involved attending many different Christian churches and denominations. As a result, he soon discovered that the churches were divided on a wide range of religious issues, including how the bible scriptures should be interpreted, and taught. How would it be possible for any Christian church to disagree, concerning the bible scriptures, if every church received the official authority from God, to teach the gospel? It was this important question, which caused Brad to study the bible scriptures, searching for clues, which could prove which church (if any) is God’s True Church, on earth. And then in 2000, his research took a radical turn toward true enlightenment, when it suddenly occurred to Brad that something was wrong with the “Book of Daniel.” This is when he recognized that the chapters were not lined up, in the proper order, and in accordance with the series of events. This revelation opened the door wide, which allowed Daniel’s prophecies (and many others), to finally be “unsealed.” This book is the result of this extensive research, which will prove that every prophecy in the “Book of Daniel” has already been fulfilled, except for the return of “Michael the Archangel” (Daniel 12:1-2).
The Bible Prophecies Prove Which Church is True
How One Church Fulfilled the Latter-Day Prophecies
by Brad Overton
The Bible Prophecies Prove Which Church is True
How One Church Fulfilled the Latter-Day Prophecies
by Brad Overton
Published May 30, 2020
Genre: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Prophecies That Will Shock the World
When most people think about the bible prophecies they often envision prophecies which predict something about the future. Even though these prophecies do exist, it is also very important to study the bible prophecies that talk about events that occurred many centuries, before we were born. These prophecies created precise timetables, for exactly when certain events were scheduled to happen, on earth. Therefore, when we compare the historical record with these prophecies, we learn exactly what year Jesus was born: what year he began his ministry: and what year he was crucified. In fact, another prophecy even predicted exactly what year “John the Baptist” would begin his ministry, and what year that he would be martyred. To this day, most bible scholars have failed to solve these important prophecies because they continue to overlook the important clues, which reveal exactly when and how these prophecies were fulfilled. This explains why most ministers have no idea that Daniel’s “ten kings” prophecy has already been fulfilled. However, it needs to be understood that without the home computer, with the world wide web (www), these important historical records could not be researched on this level. This book is the result of this extensive biblical and historical research.
The Bible PropheciesProve Which Church is True By Brad Overton
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This book is quite different, from every other prophecy book on the market today, because this book provides historical evidence, which proves exactly when and how the “latter-day” prophecies were fulfilled. In fact, every prophecy in the “Book of Daniel” has been fulfilled, except for the return of Jesus and Michael (“Michael the Archangel”) to begin the judgment (Daniel 12:1-2). The fact that most bible scholars and ministers are still waiting for Daniel’s “ten kings” prophecy (Daniel 2:31-43) to be fulfilled, sometime in the future, proves that they cannot explain which church fulfilled the following prophecy: “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever”
Understand; the “Kingdom of God,” on earth, is simply another name for Gods True Church. Therefore, because it would not be possible for more than one church to fulfill this “latter-day” prophecy, proves that only one church (God’s True Church) is the official “Kingdom of God,” on earth, today.
There are two important factors to consider, which will prove whether a bible prophecy was fulfilled, or not:
- Without exception: every bible prophecy will be fulfilled on earth. If this is not true, then the prophecy would not exist, in the bible.
- The historical record will always explain exactly when and how, the bible prophecy was fulfilled, on earth.
The only bible prophecies, which would not meet these two requirements, are prophecies scheduled to be fulfilled, sometime in the future. In other words, every fulfilled
prophecy will leave behind some historical evidence, which will prove exactly when and how the prophecy was fulfilled. If no historical evidence exists, then this would mean that the prophecy was not fulfilled, or the prophecy was fulfilled in a completely different manner than what people expected. This is what makes the historical records so important. Therefore, to determine exactly when and how the bible prophecies were fulfilled, requires that every prophecy be compared with the historical record. Because this would be a very time-consuming task, for most people to undertake, should explain why this book was written. This book will lead the reader through each bible prophecy, step by step, so the reader can fully understand exactly when and how the prophecy was fulfilled.
However, because so many false interpretations exist, in modern times, also makes it imperative that Christians should learn how to decipher
the bible prophecies, so they can separate the truth from the falsehoods.
Understand; there is a big difference between “deciphering” the bible prophecies, and “interpreting” what they mean.
a prophecy, simply means to apply your opinion,
for what you think the prophecy predicts, or in other words, to make an educated guess.
a prophecy, means to “unseal” or to uncover the hidden clues and messages, which exist in most bible prophecies. Only after the prophecy, is accurately deciphered, is when we can learn what the correct interpretation should be.
Even though this may sound rather difficult to accomplish, it is actually a very simple process, which begins with recognizing the important clues, hidden within most bible prophecies. Once you learn how to recognize these hidden clues, makes it possible to decipher the prophecy, which in turn, will reveal what the prophecy is predicting. Through this process, you will then recognize whether the correct interpretation was achieved, or not.
Sadly, in modern times, most of these important clues have been overlooked, misconstrued, or in many cases, completely ignored. Keep in mind that these important clues must first be uncovered before the correct
interpretation can be achieved. As a result, what we learn from the bible prophecies, would depend upon how many of these hidden clues are uncovered, during the deciphering process. The fact that so many false interpretations exist, in modern times, provides proof that very few prophecies have been properly deciphered. Another reason, which explains why so much confusion exists, concerns the fact that we now have over twenty different bible versions, on the market, today. These different versions have opened the door wide, which allow many different and false interpretations to be created, because the bible prophecies do not read the same, in every bible version. Changing just one word, in the bible scriptures, can drastically change the interpretation.
Throughout this book, you will notice that I will often use the phrase, “scheduled to be fulfilled.” This terminology is very accurate, simply because when the bible prophecies were originally created, they were more than simple predictions for the future. In many cases, they provided precise timetables, for exactly when certain events were scheduled to happen, on earth. For example: some prophecies talk about the temple, in Jerusalem, and predicted exactly when this temple would be destroyed: prophecies, which were fulfilled, at two different times
in history. The historical record proves that these prophecies were fulfilled right on schedule. However, these are not the only prophecies, which contain accurate timetables. In fact, there are many bible prophecies, which were not scheduled to be fulfilled, until sometime during the “last days.” Therefore, before these timetables can be uncovered, requires that each bible prophecy be compared with the historical record, so that we can separate the fulfilled prophecies, from the prophecies that remain for the future. It should also be recognized that performing this historical research, would be virtually impossible, without the home computer and the world wide web (www). This is because it would not be possible for any one person, to possess the necessary historical knowledge, to perform this feat.
Because I know that every bible prophecy is true, I have no problem with accepting the premise that every bible prophecy will be fulfilled, on earth, just like the ancient prophets predicted. Therefore, I fail to understand how so many modern-day bible scholars can study the bible prophecies, and at the same time, ignore the different timetables involved. When studying the bible scriptures, we learn that the ancient Israelites received many warnings, concerning future events, which they would eventually have to face. Even though they received these warnings, well ahead of time, many Israelites were still caught off guard, when these predicted events occurred. Why did these people ignore the prophecies, and the signs, that they were given? Believe it or not, this same thing is happening, in modern times. As a result, most Christians are missing out on the fulfillment of several important bible prophecies, today. Why have so many Christians ignored the bible prophecies, and the signs, that they were given? One reason, is because most Christians have not been taught the truth, concerning the “latter-day” prophecies. Therefore, they have no idea how many prophecies have been fulfilled; how many prophecies remain for the future; or even how many prophecies, are in the process of being fulfilled, at this very moment.
It needs to be understood that every bible prophecy is completely accurate, and true, in every respect. Believe it or not, in the prophecy world, this is a very radical statement to make. This is because many modern-day bible scholars have proclaimed that some bible prophecies are not accurate, which means that some bible scriptures must be changed, before the correct interpretation can be achieved. Understand; this whole argument is false, for the simple fact that nothing is wrong with the bible scriptures, or with the bible prophecies. The modern-day bible scholars have created this problem, because they continue to overlook and misconstrue the hidden clues, which reveal exactly how the bible prophecies should be interpreted. Therefore, it would not be possible to correctly interpret any bible prophecy, until after these hidden clues are uncovered, and considered. The fact that every bible prophecy is completely accurate and true, provides proof that the bible prophecies should be handled like an accurate historical record, which was simply recorded in reverse: an accurate historical record, which was recorded, before the actual event occurred.
It needs to be understood that every bible prophecy will be fulfilled, on earth
, just like the ancient prophets predicted. Therefore, it should also be understood that the prophecy would not exist in the bible, at all, if the prophecy was scheduled to be fulfilled somewhere else. For what purpose would Christians ever need to know about a prophecy, which could never be proven fulfilled, or not? What advantage would a prophecy, of this kind, be to anyone? Therefore, when someone claims that a bible prophecy was fulfilled, then ask them to provide the historical evidence. The historical record will always explain exactly when and how the prophecy was fulfilled. However, if they cannot provide any historical evidence, then this would prove that the prophecy was not fulfilled, or the prophecy was fulfilled in a completely different manner than what many people expected. In either case, the historical record will always prove, when and how the bible prophecy was fulfilled.
There are several things that we need to learn, first, before we can begin to solve the bible prophecies.
it needs to be understood that only the King James Version is being used throughout this discussion. Therefore, if you attempt to follow this discussion, by using another bible version, the prophecies will not read the same way. Second:
the dates presented, throughout this book, are the result of comparing the bible prophecies with the historical record. Therefore, some dates may contradict what is presently taught, today. In either case, the bible prophecies will prove, which dates are accurate, after this deciphering process is completed.
it needs to be remembered that no zero-year existed between the years of 1 B.C. and 1 A.D. Therefore, we must always keep this missing zero-year in mind, when converting the ancient dates, to match our modern-day calendar. As a result, we must add one extra year when calculating from B.C. to A.D., and then subtract one year, when calculating from A.D. to B.C.
when the word “days” is used, in bible prophecy, it will often require that we covert the “days” into “years.” To demonstrate how this technique was applied, we will now begin our discussion, with Ezekiel’s prophecies:
“For I have laid upon thee the YEARS of their iniquity, ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF DAYS, three hundred and ninety DAYS: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel”
Notice, that in this prophecy, the number of years were provided as the number of days. This means that we would need to convert the 390 days to 390 years. Therefore, this prophecy predicts that in 390 years (from some unspecified date), “shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.”
Before we attempt to solve this prophecy, we must first study the “Book of Ezekiel,” chapter four, from verses one through six (Ezekiel 4:1-6), while keeping our eyes open for any important clues:
Verse 1: “Thou also, son of man, take thee a TILE, and lay it before thee, and POURTRAY upon it the city, even JERUSALEM:”
Notice that this verse wants us to “pourtray” (or compare), the city of Jerusalem, with a “tile.”
Verse 2: “And LAY SIEGE AGAINST IT, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about.”
We learn from this verse that Jerusalem will eventually be attacked. Also notice that it will be fortified: “set battering rams against it round about.”
Verse 3: “Moreover take thou unto thee an IRON PAN, and set it for a WALL OF IRON between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and IT SHALL BE BESIEGED, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.”
In this verse, we are told that “iron pan”
will cause a “wall of iron,”
which will separate the people in Jerusalem, from God. We are also informed, that Jerusalem will be besieged, which will be a “sign to the house of Israel.”
Here are the important clues that we uncovered: tile; pourtray; Jerusalem; lay siege against it; iron pan; wall of iron; it shall be besieged; house of Israel; and “according to the number of days.”
We were also informed that after Jerusalem is attacked it will then be fortified: “set battering rams against it round about.”
The fact that Jerusalem was scheduled to be fortified, provides proof that Jerusalem would not be completely destroyed, during this attack. Therefore, this prophecy is not talking about the destruction of Jerusalem, which occurred in 70 A.D. For what purpose would it be necessary to fortify a destroyed city?
In verse one, we were instructed to “pourtray”
(compare) the city of Jerusalem, with “a tile.”
Because tile is often made from clay, which can easily be broken, suggests that Jerusalem was very vulnerable to attack, during this time. In verse two, we then learn that Jerusalem would be attacked: “lay siege against it,”
and in verse three, we were given a very important clue: “iron pan,”
which will help identify the person who carried out this attack.
Note: the fact that “iron pan”
was an ancient Greek god, is a very important clue, which is often misunderstood, in modern times. Because “iron pan”
was an ancient Greek god, proves that this prophecy was fulfilled, sometime during ancient times when “iron pan”
was worshipped, by the Greeks and Macedonians. Therefore, we learn from this clue, that the city of Jerusalem was scheduled to be attacked by a Greek, or Macedonian.
Because we did not have an accurate starting date, which we could use to calculate exactly when these 390 years began, forces us to compare this prophecy with the historical record. Therefore, when we study the history of Jerusalem, we discover that Jerusalem was conquered by Ptolemy I Soter, in 321 B.C. Ptolemy I Soter was a very powerful general, who once served under “Alexander the Great,” within the “Macedonian-Greek Empire.” We learn from the historical record that after Ptolemy I Soter captured Jerusalem, many Israelites were taken to Egypt, and the city was fortified to protect it from further attack. This fulfilled the prophecy: “set battering rams against it round about.”
This is where the timetables, in verses 4 and 5, come into play:
Verse 4: “Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity
Verse 5: “For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.”
In verse 5, we are told that the “house of Israel”
would be punished for their “iniquities”
against God, 390 years later. Because Ptolemy I Soter captured Jerusalem, in 321 B.C., means that we must now add 390 years to 321 B.C. to solve this puzzle. Therefore, calculating forward 390 years from 321 B.C. (or subtract 321 from 390), we end up with 69 A.D. Because we are calculating from B.C. to A.D., we must not forget to add the one missing zero-year, which converts 69 A.D. to 70 A.D. When this prophecy is compared with the historical record, we discover that Jerusalem was attacked in 70 A.D., by the Romans, which resulted in the complete destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. In accordance with verse 5, this is when the nation of Israel was punished, for their “iniquities” against God. They received this great punishment, because they allowed the ancient Greek god “iron pan”
to be worshipped, in Jerusalem. Remember; we were also informed that this false god would create a “wall of iron,”
between the people in Jerusalem, and God: “and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city.”
Note: the reference to “thee,”
in these scriptures, is often misinterpreted, because many scholars overlook the fact that “thee”
is referring to the “son of man”
in verse one, which says: “Thou also, SON OF MAN, take THEE a tile, and lay it before THEE, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem.”
The “son of man”
is Jesus Christ (see Daniel 7:13; Matthew 9:6; Mark 2:10; Luke 5:24). Therefore, “thee”
is not referring to us, at all. The fact that Ezekiel uses the phrase “son of man,”
provides proof that he already knew about the “son of man,”
long before Jesus was born.
The mathematics that we performed, confirms that the correct year for when the “house of Israel”
was scheduled to be punished, was fulfilled in 70 A.D.
Notice that every clue that we needed, to solve these prophecies, were provided in these scriptures, from verses one through five. However, it should also be remembered that these prophecies were written by Ezekiel, who was born in 622 B.C., and died in 570 B.C. This means that Ezekiel was alive when Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem in 587 B.C. Therefore, Ezekiel was simply warning the “house of Israel”
that Jerusalem would be attacked again, in 321 B.C., and attacked for a third time 390 years later, in 70 A.D., because of their “iniquities” against God. This is when the people of Israel would receive a great punishment, because they allowed the false god “iron pan”
to be worshipped, in Jerusalem. The historical record proves that Ezekiel’s prophecies were fulfilled, right on schedule, which also proves that his prophecies were completely accurate and true, in every respect.
Note: notice that these interpretations match the clues that we were given. Also notice that we did not have to change any of the words, in the bible scriptures, before we could solve these prophecies. Because these interpretations, passes this test, proves that the correct interpretations were achieved.
With these prophecies solved we will now continue:
“And when thou has accomplished them, lie again on the right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year”
Once again, we are told to convert the days, into years: “I have appointed thee each day for a year.”
However, this time we are being informed: “thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days.”
In other words, we are being informed that we must now bear the iniquity (bear the wickedness) of Judah, for 40 years. This prophecy is a little more difficult to decipher, simply because we do not have a precise date, to begin our calculations. However, we do have one very important clue, which reveals exactly how to solve this prophecy. This prophecy is basically saying that after we solve the prophecies in verses three, four, and five, that we will then have enough information to solve the prophecy in verse six, by simply following these instructions: “when thou has accomplished them, lie again on the right side.”
Many scholars fail to interpret this prophecy, simply because they do not understand the relationship that the “left side”
in verse four, could possibly have with the “right side,”
in verse six. This verse is simply letting us know that we must reverse our position before we solve this prophecy. In other words, after we solve the prophecies in verses three, four, and five, we must then reverse our calculations so that we can find the secret hidden message, in verse six. Because we determined that 70 A.D. was the correct year, for when Jerusalem would be attacked, this established 70 A.D. as our “left side.” With our “left side” established, we must now calculate 40 years backwards
from 70 A.D., to solve this puzzle. Therefore, when we subtract 40 years from 70 A.D., we end up with 30 A.D.
Question: what makes 30 A.D. so important, and what event happened in 30 A.D., which caused the “House of Judah” to be severely punished?
This prophecy begins to make sense, after you fully understand that 30 A.D. was the year, when Jesus began his ministry. Therefore, we learn from this prophecy that the “house of Judah,”
would be punished 40 years after Jesus begins his ministry, in 30 A.D., because of their “iniquities”
against God (and Jesus). In other words, the “house of Judah” was severely punished in 70 A.D., because they rejected the “True Gospel of Jesus Christ.” As a result, of their iniquities against God, the “house of Israel” and the “house of Judah” were both severely punished, in 70 A.D. Notice that Ezekiel not only predicted exactly when Jerusalem would be attacked, but he also predicted exactly when Jesus would begin his ministry, approximately 550 years before Jesus was even born. This also confirms that Ezekiel knew that the “son of man” was Jesus Christ.
The actual year, for when Jesus began his ministry, is rather controversial in modern times. This is because most bible scholars have no idea what year Jesus was born; what year he began his ministry; or even what year he was crucified. However, from the prophecies of Ezekiel, we just discovered that Jesus began his ministry in 30 A.D., and then 40 years later, the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. This is when the “house of Israel”
and the “house of Judah”
were both punished, for their iniquities
against God, and Jesus.
The fact that Ezekiel accurately predicted exactly when Jerusalem would be attacked, twice, provides proof that his prophecies should be handled like an accurate historical record, which was recorded before the actual events occurred.
Why Avoid the Other Versions?
Earlier, when we discussed “iron pan,” and the fact that “iron pan” was an ancient Greek god, this important clue opened the door wide, so that we could fully understand what Ezekiel was predicting. Here is how this prophecy was written in the King James Version (KJV:
“Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel”
The fact that the prophecies do not read the same, in every bible version, should explain why so much confusion exists, concerning how the bible prophecies should be interpreted.
Here are few examples:
In the New King James Version (NKJV), the words “iron pan” was changed to an “iron plate,” which proves that the whole concept that “iron pan” was an ancient Greek god, is completely misunderstood.
In fact, “iron pan” was changed to “iron plate,” in the following versions:
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
21st century King James Version (KJV21)
New Life Version (NLV)
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicized Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
The Living Bible (TLB)
As if this is not bad enough, the words “iron pan” was also changed to an ‘iron griddle,” in the following versions:
English Standard Version (ESV)
New living Translation (NLT)
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
English Standard Version (ESV)
As you can see, in the examples above, simply changing one little word in the bible scriptures, can drastically change the interpretation. The fact that we now have over fifty different bible versions, written in the English language, should concern every Christian, today. This is because most Christians are completely unaware that many of these versions were intentionally created, to introduce a new and different religious perspective, or theology. For example: some bible versions avoid using the word “master,” when their scriptures talk about Jesus, and will only refer to him as a teacher, or a Rabbi, or an instructor. In the “King James Version,” Jesus is referred to as “master,” approximately 80 times: Matthew 22:36, 23:8, 23:10; Mark 9:5, 12:32, 13:1, 14:45; Luke 3:12, 6:40, 18:18, 19:39; John 11:8, 11:28, 13:13, 13:14. In my opinion, I consider the elimination of this title as an insult against Jesus, which means that I want nothing to do with the other versions, and will only use the King James Version (KJV).
Some bible versions have deleted and changed so many words, it not only makes the prophecies impossible to decipher, but many of the prophecies do not even make any sense. To add more insult to injury, some publishers claim that these scriptural changes were necessary, to make their version more accurate and truthful. It is a very sad fact that we now have more versions of the Holy Bible on earth, today, then what ever existed during the time of King James. Because so many versions existed, during his lifetime, is why he commanded that a new and more accurate version be created. This is how the “King James Version” came into existence. In my opinion, the King James Version (KJV) is the best and most accurate version to use, when studying the scriptures. In fact, it is the only version that can be used, to solve the bible prophecies.
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