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 different interpretation. Would you believe 60 different English interpretations? They can’t agree on the Word of God. Who or what can you trust? Numbers? Numbers in the bible somehow survived all the translations. All the versions. All the interpretations. Numbers can help us connect history to the prophecies.
A Prophecy Fulfilled
A number to verify a fit. Your interpretation cannot be trusted. Only history can verify the fulfillment of prophecy. Only numbers along with history can verify your interpretation of prophecy. Only prophets can predict the future. If you need the future for your interpretation of prophecy, think again. You are ignoring history and numbers.
A history is necessary to confirm the fulfillment of a prophecy. The future can be anything you want it to be to satisfy your interpretation. History and the numbers that connect it to prophecy can confirm the accuracy of your interpretation. Only the prophet knows the future. We can only know history.
A reliable connection between prophecy and history. Your interpretation not so much. All the different translations of the bible seem to agree on numbers. Especially a “thousand years” when they reigned with Christ. Not the “reign of Christ” which will get over 5 million hits on the internet. Not so much with the bible. 0 Bible results for “”reign of Christ”.” Something to think about.
A Reliable Word
A consistent interpretation. Numbers are one of the few things all 60 English versions of the bible agree on. They all agree on “a thousand years”, 666, “ten horns”, and “seven heads” . Can we find historical events that have all these numbers in a meaningful way? Start with the biggest number. A thousand years.
A historical event. Only history can confirm the fulfillment of a prophecy. Based on your interpretation. Can it be trusted? Can your bible translation be trusted? Can 60 different English translations of the bible be trusted? They don’t agree on the “word of God”. Do they agree on anything? Maybe numbers.
A guide to interpretation. You can trust numbers and maybe colors to be reliably translated. Not so much with the other words. The “words of God” are seen differently by the many different translators. Who can you trust? Historians. What can you trust? Maybe numbers. Historians have trouble with dates but they do get close enough.
A Kingdom of God
A reference to the millennium. The word “kingdom” cannot be found in Chapter 20 . It is not the “reign of Christ”. They “reigned with Christ”. A thousand years has a beginning and an end. The Kingdom of God will not end. Way too many think the thousand years will begin with the Second Coming. They need to check history.