A reason why the third temple has not been built. The Dome of the Rock is preventing it. Jesus mentions the holy place, Daniel, and the abomination of desolation. This is a clue that must not be ignored. What is more important than the temple? Interfering with the temple makes the beast a beast worth mentioning.
A Beast of Daniel
A connection with the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel. Both have a beast with “ten horns” which should fit with history in the same way. This requires a close look at the King of the North and the King of the South. The fourth beast of Daniel was diverse from all the beasts and must show up somewhere in history.
A Truth For The End Times
A hijack of the Apocalypse has led to confusion about what to expect in the final days. Like the “reign of Christ” which cannot be found in the bible. We should be looking for a period in history when “they reigned with Christ”. Just look for a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years. There is only one.
A Great City
A whore hated by the beast with ten horns. Constantinople can be found no more at all. It is a mystery and likely to remain so. It is the only city to satisfy all the characteristics of Babylon the Great: seven hills, many waters, merchants, and is fallen, is fallen. Constantinople is Babylon the Great.
A hatred thereof. The Ottaman Empire, the tenth dynasty of Islam, ended the Byzantine Empire by attacking Constantinople where they reigned with Christ a thousand years. It started with the fifth of the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire. Check the numbers: a thousand, 666, ten, seven, and five. Numbers can verify your interpretation.
A Beast with Ten Horns
A connection to Daniel. John knows Daniel who knows beasts. The “ten horns” ties the second beast of the Apocalypse to the fourth beast of Daniel. They are kings or dynasties which are easier to count especially if you let them do the counting. The ten dynasties of Islam according to Islam.
A beast in the making. What makes a beast a beast? Daniel knows beasts and the abomination of desolation mentioned by Jesus. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second and Rome destroyed it. Islam and the Dome of the Rock is preventing the third. The four beasts of Daniel.
A Fulfillment of Prophecy
A victory over the beast. Constantinople used Greek fire on the Sea of Marmara, like a sheet of glass, and the year was 666. The problem with dates was noted by Gibbon. His 46 years gets you 668 but put it in an Islamic calendar converter, a calculation, and you will get exactly 666. An amazing fit with Revelation 15:2.
A count in some bibles. Another example where the translators can’t agree on the Word of God but they are in complete agreement with numbers. Only numbers can be trusted to tie what has been prophesied to historical events that confirm the fulfillment of those prophecies. You can count on them.
A Dating Tool
A common year. 666 of the Gregorian calendar, which didn’t start until 1582, will be a different year in a different calendar. The common year for the Julian calendar was 44 BC. 622, the year of the Hijra, would be 666 in the Julian calendar. That does require a calculation and not a count as stated in some bibles.