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Title: --An Introduction to Prophetic Type and Antype

The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy
Revelation 19:10

Subjects covered below:
      Who is this site for?
      Where Are We Headed?
      Jesus Wants a People Mighty, Strong and Full of Faith!
      Prophetic Terms Used in this Study
      The Last Message to go to the World is Explained in Prophetic Type
      An Example of Repeated Prophecy
      Where to Begin . . . A Suggested Outline of Study
      Seek to Know the Deep Things of God

Who is this site for?
      The studies in this site point to Jesus as the Christ, the Savior of the world. That is exactly what Bible prophecy is all about. Therefore, this site is intended to enlighten the honest seeker of truth. It is dedicated to the glory of God and this last generation who know that digging deep into the Word of God brings the greatest reward man can receive both now and forever!

Where Are We Headed?
      It is our prayer that this website will be unlike any site you have ever visited. We pray that your journey in this site will not just be a “visit,” —but that you will take time to pray and study, coming back often to study its contents carefully. I believe we have the privilege of walking on sacred ground by studying and understanding prophecies past generations never fully understood. Previous generations could not fully understand these prophecies because the generation to which they applied was not on the prophetic scene. But that generation is here —NOW!— we are that generation! We are living in the last Great Day of Atonement when the righteousness of Christ will be vindicated by our generation of saints! It will be our generation that will take the “testimony of Jesus” which “is the spirit of prophecy” to the world as foretold in Revelation 19:10.
      Christ first points us to His own sermon in Matthew 24. On the Mount of Olives, in answer to the disciples’ questions, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matt 24:3 Jesus tells what is to befall the generation which is to see Him returning to earth. He warns to look for a specific sign, “the abomination of desolation,” and leads us to the book of Daniel for understanding. We need to know what the abomination is, —which leads to the desolation of the earth.
      From there, He will guide us to the book of Revelation which reveals the heart of the message in the seven thunders of Daniel’s prophecies. As we walk through the paths of prophecy, Revelation, Daniel and Ezekiel, the whole Bible, will give us the road markers of the future events in great detail that we may be on a spiritual foundation that cannot be shaken. Praise God for His saving Grace!

Jesus Wants a People Mighty, Strong and Full of Faith!
      This can only happen in our lives because we have asked for the wisdom which our heavenly Father gives through His guiding Holy Spirit. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.” James 1:5-7. None of us have this faith and wisdom unless we ask and receive it of God! Let us open our minds to the Holy Spirit in this special study of end-time events that He will reveal to us the urgency of the time in which we live and the importance of the study of the prophecies. Come Holy Spirit and reprove us of our sin, that we may be warned and prepared. There is not a better time than now to surrender our heart, our all to Him, that we may be guided by His wisdom!
      We need a strong faith to be able to stand the test soon to come. There is no doubt that the study of fulfilled prophecy builds a secure faith in God’s activities among mankind. Not only does it teach that events were foretold and fulfilled, but all prophecy points to the redeeming power of God’s plan —Jesus Christ.
      Our faith runs deep because our Christian roots go deep into history. Not only common history, —BUT PROPHETIC HISTORY! The prophetic discernment that Jesus has given His people of the plan of redemption in His sacrifice —the sanctuary service— builds our faith on a firm foundation. Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-16. It is the past, present, and future revealed to mortals. Jesus says, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 We, as believing Christians in prophetic history, know who we are, where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going because of prophecy fulfilled, prophecy fulfilling, and soon, prophecy to be completed.
      But, sadly, I believe we are “light-years” behind in the understanding of prophetic history, let alone, the Christ-our-Righteousness prophetic message for our time! We are today not prepared for what is to move on the world with great speed and devastation. And WHY? Preconceived ideas have been our downfall! Some believe that if a prophecy had a fulfillment in the past, that is the only fulfillment it can have. Or that some prophecies may have an application in the future, but will have nothing to do with themselves. These preconceived ideas of where and when the prophecies are placed have kept many from learning God’s ordained plan for history and these last days. When Christ “shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of children to their fathers,” and the people of God are united, it will be because we have laid aside our preconceived ideas and determined to follow Christ wherever He leads.
      Elijah is among us in the form of the last written message to go to the world; —it is a straight testimony of warning and redeeming love! Jesus is at the center of this message and has given it to us in a very special way. This message will make a people united, strong and full of faith! Jesus has given us His “testimony” —His “spirit of prophecy”— so that our faith cannot be moved by the false prophets of these last days. Our Lord desires for us to ask for Elijah’s mantle. 2 Kings 2. We are to be the Elishas that take hold of the mantle of Elijah, a double portion of the Holy Spirit’s power, which enables the “testimony of Jesus” to be proclaimed to the world with great power! Do you hear the call?

Prophetic Terms Used in this Book
      In these studies we will use certain terms or phrases in explaining the relationship of prophecy to the plan of redemption in these last days. Knowing their meaning now will aid in understanding the concepts presented later. They are the following:
  • Historical fulfillment – The Type Fulfillment   —is prophecy which has been fulfilled in the past. “Type” refers to a fulfilled prophecy which points to a specific repeating, event for event, of that same prophecy in the future, —more specifically repeated in the last days of earth’s history.
  • Prophecy Repeated – The Antitype Fulfillment   —is prophecy which has been fulfilled in the past, but its primary application is in the last scenes of earth’s history thus making the last generation of saints more sure-footed. The type (fulfilled in the past) explains the antitype (in the future). In other words, the past fulfillment reveals the meaning and placement of the yet future fulfillment. Understanding this truth will be the main goal of these studies.
  • Last Day Fulfillment – Eschatological   —is a prophecy having its application, for the most part, only in the last scenes of earth’s history. For instance, Christ’s second coming. The study of eschatology is the study of the Bible’s prophecies of last day events.
  • Dual Application   —is a prophecy which has a fulfillment in both the past and future, but the specifics of the prophecy are not interpreted in the same way, —i.e. the flood.
  • The Last Generation   —are those of us that live or die, saint or wicked, during the last events of earth’s history, concluding at the second coming of Christ.
Chart 1 Terms explained

The Last Message to the World is Explained in Prophetic Type
      The messages to go to the world at this time are more than just the “historical fulfillments” of the prophecies. We do not advocate doubt in these historical prophecies, for they were fulfilled by the controlling power of God for the faith of our forefathers as well as ourselves. They were the “type” of prophetic fulfillment which led our forefathers in faith as well as making a foundation on which the messages of the last days are to stand, not as new pillars replacing the old, but strengthening them —the already established foundation!Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.” Isaiah 46:9-10. Further Study 1.
      As a Christian people we believe that the sanctuary Moses built by the instruction of God was a “type”. It shows in types and symbols how the plan of salvation is working, both on earth and in heaven, for man through the ages. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.” Hebrews 10:19-23. Further Study 2.
      When we study the sanctuary service we cannot help but study prophecy also. Even more specifically, prophetic time is involved. The two are inseparable! If one endeavors to study just the time prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, he will always come to the subject of both the earthly and heavenly sanctuaries. In this study it is vitally important that we endeavor to keep the two, the sanctuary service and prophetic time, together.
      What is exciting to me is that there is a great truth explaining the purpose of the prophecies intertwined in the type and antitype of the sanctuary and its services. Most Christians readily agree that there is a type and antitype of the sanctuary, and that prophetic time is involved. But, —when we look at the other element, prophetic time, we are content to conclude that it only has its fulfillment with the sanctuary type and abandon any further study that the historical prophetic events may also have an antitype fulfillment. The Author of the spirit of prophecy has not given up on us despite our shortsightedness! Jesus says to us, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1:3. Further Study 3.

Chart 2
Type and antitype of the Sanctuary and Prophecy

      What we are saying is that many of the prophecies of the past had a “type” fulfillment in the events of the centuries, and that those same prophecies have an “antitype” fulfillment in these —the last days of earth’s history. They were set firmly into history by Jesus to be a testimony, examples and signposts to guide the last generation without mistake through like events, —repeated, yet in a fraction of the time it took to be fulfilled in the historical setting. “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4. Further Study 4.
      Not only does the Sanctuary have a type and an antitype, but so does prophecy! Prophetic history is a “type” of what will have a more direct application in the last closing scenes of earth’s history which is the “antitype fulfillment!” All this has its center in the giving of the three angels’ messages during the fulfillment of the seven thundering events of Revelation 10 and the abomination of desolation of Matthew 24. Further Study 5.

An Example of Repeated Prophecy
      An example of repeated prophecy is the seven churches of Revelation 2 & 3. John, was asked to send the Revelation to the seven local churches of Asia. But further study reveals that each church takes its appointed position also in time, starting with Ephesus as the Apostolic Church at the time of Christ and ending with the Laodicean Church of our time. Yet, all seven churches have a more direct application to the professed people of God living in the last scenes of earth’s history! (We will study this more in later studies.)

Chart 3 An example of multiple fulfillment. --Rev 2-3

      Too often this is where we have stopped in our studies and failed in continuing to understand the explicit repeating of prophecy in the seven seals, seven trumpets, the little horn, etc. This “antitype” of prophetic history is not just another application, but the more direct fulfillment for which the prophecy was intended. The testimony of Jesus is not a message of the past! The testimony of Jesus is repeated prophecy which has its fulfillment in the near future. We will not be taking a message to the world of past history! The message Jesus gives to us as the last generation IS A NOW MESSAGE which has its foundation in prophetic history.
      This repeating of prophetic history in the last days will reveal God’s true church. There is only one church which now teaches the proper interpretation of fulfilled prophecy. Therefore, it is the only church which can give the proper interpretation of past prophetic history as it is repeated during the last-day events. It will be this church that will show the true meaning of sanctuary worship as it relates to the Law of God and the seventh-day Sabbath, and God’s plan of salvation as the atonement through Jesus Christ is finished for the final generation. (More on this in a later study.)

And he said unto me,
Thou must prophesy again
before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

Revelation 10:11.   Further Study 6.

      The little book which the mighty angel has in His hand is the book of Daniel. (We will study this in greater detail in later studies.) Daniel’s prophecies will “again” be preached to all the world —very specifically repeated— with the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14, and in the power of the Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit of Revelation 18.

We, with all our religious advantages,
ought to know far more today than we do know.

Chart 4 Prophetic history will be repeated.

“Now to Him who is able to strengthen you according to the good news
which I preach, the message concerning Jesus Christ, in accord with
the revelation of the secret that was concealed for long ages but
has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has
been made known to all nations to bring about obedience to
the faith, to the only wise God be the glory forever and
ever through Jesus Christ.”
Romans 16:25-27, RSV.

      Coming to these conclusions is very exciting for me! It has been like studying the stars. For seven years I studied only the prophetic stars which were visible by using field glasses. Then Jesus came along and handing me a telescope He said, “Look through this Patrick, and study the prophetic galaxies of wheels working within wheels of human relationships! Behold the wonders of the Father’s love in the workings within the wheels!” (Eze 1:15-28; chp. 10) Repeated prophecy opened before me galaxies of prophetic understanding I didn’t even dream existed. And even beyond that are the more complete meanings, for our generation alone, of the sanctuary and the saving power of Christ’s Righteousness. I say Amen to our Heavenly Father for giving to us a message that is a wonderful straight testimony of assurance that He is in control!

Where to Begin . . . A Suggested Outline of Study
      Please! take your time, reading prayerfully with your open Bible. There isn’t any part of this site that can be skimmed over lightly. The following is a suggested outline of study for this site and the “table of contents” on the Home page follows this order.
  • The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy (The Introduction)  —This gives an overview of what is presented at this site and where we are headed in the studies. (You are in this study now.)

  • What is Bible Prophecy?   —This section explains the importance of Bible prophecy in the past, present, and future. It especially stresses the importance of a working knowledge of the prophecies so that we will not be deceived by false prophets in the last conflict.

  • Prophetic History —The Type  —This section explains the historical fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation using thirty-three color charts. Commentary by Uriah Smith, a very spiritual student of prophecy who wrote the historical view of the prophecies, is in the background and clicking on a desired caption will take you to that commentary. I believe that understanding these prophecies is the key to understanding the same prophecies as they are repeated in these last days. These are very vital studies! Further Study 7.

  • Matthew 24: The Historical and Last Day Fulfillments  —This is a very special chapter given to us from Jesus, pertaining directly to the generation now living. I believe it is the foundation upon which the antitype of prophecy is built. Jesus on the Mount of Olives answered the disciples’ questions very specifically. His answer pointed to a specific generation regarding a specific sign that generation is to watch for. Jesus directs our study toward specific events in the books of Daniel and Revelation.

  • The Seven Thundering Events of Revelation 10  —This section takes us to what I believe is the most exciting (sweet as honey) study of salvation for our generation! Discovering what the seven events are lead take us into a better understanding of both Daniel and Revelation. It reveals God’s saving grace and plan for the generation which is to see His Son coming in the clouds of glory. Words fail in describing how I feel when I view the plan God put into effect thousands of years ago, all to end in the events of the seven thunders. He wrote the prophecies in such a way that they were only understood by the generation they pertained to. And now, it is our privilege to study and act on those prophecies, the seven thunders, the last phase of Bible prophecy fulfilled. The seven thunders are going to put all the living to “the test”! They are designed to make the entire human race decide for or against the care of God in their lives. There will be no fence riders: All will be on one side or the other!

  • The Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation Applied to the Last Days —The Antitype  —These color charts with commentary show in great detail the events of the last great controversy between good and evil. Their basic interpretation comes from the already fulfilled prophecies of Prophetic History —The Type. These prophecies will show who is the True God, His true church, and what is required of the last generation of saints! It will also expose who is evil, disguised as good, the false prophets of our day!  (This section not completed.)

Seek to Know the Deep Things of God
      I have stated that I have spent quite a few years studying the prophecies and this stresses some people. Some have stated to me that they do not have years to learn these things, and they become discouraged. But I say, “Be of good courage, and praise God, —for what it took me years to learn, you can learn in a few weeks! Our faith is on the Solid Rock of fulfilled prophetic events, those which are even now fulfilling, and will complete their work of prophetic redemption for us in these last days of earth’s history.

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
Romans 15:4.
Further Study 8.

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