A Revelation of Jesus Christ
A number to connect it with history. You can trust numbers. Not interpretation. Not even the translators who somehow get the numbers right. Historians do have trouble with dates but eventually they get it right. The fulfillment of prophecy can only be confirmed with numbers.
A reinforcement, a necessary theory in understanding the Apocalypse first introduced by Victorinus of Pettau. It holds that the visions are not necessarily in chronological order and possibly a repetition of other visions. Many interpretation errors are a result of assuming the chapters are in chronological order.
A Translation Problem
A commander or another interpretation problem if you are looking for the king of the north. There are eight different words in 52 different translations: princes 24, commanders 10, officers 7, officials 5, generals 2, leaders 2, principalities 1, subordinates 1. The word prince suggests a family member unlike the other seven words which have a similar meaning. Makes you wonder about words used in other parts of the bible. These are major differences in words used before you get to the problem of interpreting them. Reader beware.
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 fulfillment of a prophecy, Only history can verify the fulfillment of prophecy. Only numbers can verify the interpretation of prophecy. The translators and interpreters of the bible can’t seem to agree on most of the words but somehow they agree on the numbers. The word of God may vary but not His numbers. Follow the numbers.
A Priest Stands Up For Truth
A laity preaching the gospel unto all nations may be the next headline. Is the time finally near? The signs are there. – they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants – Just look at the numbers. They add up. Most interpretations do not. Speak the truth if you have it. You may have to look for it.
A commentary on the Apocalypse by Victorinus who introduced the theory of recapitulation. Without it misinterpretation is likely. The visions of John cannot be understood to be in chronological order. Each vision should be considered independent of the others. Some are a repetition of others. Recapitulation is a necessary tool in understanding the Apocalypse.
A Him Or An It
A translation problem. Can you find the beast if you are looking for a “him” instead of an “it”? In Revelation 13:1; 20 have “his horns”, 20 have “its horns”, 15 have “It had ten horns” . We need Daniel 7:7 to clear this up. “it had ten horns” is a clear winner. You need to look for an “it” and not a “him” to find the beast. It makes a difference.
A book of what is to come. Only history can verify what has been prophesied. History based on numbers. Not on interpretation. You can only trust numbers. Numbers do not have to be interpreted. Start with the big numbers like a thousand and it might lead you to the Byzantine Empire that fits with all the other numbers.