A bible passage fulfilled. A sea of glass mingled with fire. They used Greek fire on the Sea of Marmara, which was like a sheet of glass, and the year was 666. Historians stay away from the year 666 but there is no doubt as to what was going on at that time. Islam was attacking Constantinople.
A Year 666
A mark, a beginning, a Julian calendar starting in 44 BC. 622 of the Gregorian calendar, starting in 1582, marked the beginning of Islam. The Hegira marked the beginning of the Islamic calendar. 666 also marked the beginning of the attack on Constantinople if we look at Gibbon and his history.
A Thousand Years
A beast at the end. The Byzantine Empire was preceded by the Roman Empire and ended by the Ottoman Empire, the tenth dynasty of Islam. The ten horns that shall hate the whore. The seven heads are the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire. Another fit. What about the number 666? Will that fit?
A Christian Empire
A reign with Christ. The Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years. They reigned with Christ. This is where to start. Will the other numbers fit? 666, ten, seven. Daniel can help us with “ten horns”. The fourth beast of Daniel is the second beast of John. What do we know about beasts?
A Passage In Daniel
A reference to years. What happened in the year 666? What calendar do you use? What calendar was in effect? John understood Daniel. Daniel understood by books the number of the years. John sends us to the Old Testament for clues. John understood by books. John understood the Lamb of God. Do you understand?
A Julian Calendar
A beginning in 44 BC. 622 in the Gregorian calendar, which began in 1582, was the beginning of the Islamic calendar. 666 in the Julian calendar marked the start of Islam. A number in Daniel 9:2 refers to the number of years. That is what Daniel understood by books.
A problem with dates. Gibbon gets real close. Go ahead, pick an Islamic calendar converter and put 46 in it. You get 666. 46 is the number Gibbon used. 46 years after the Hijri year Constantinople was attacked. A date is a mark. Gibbon notes the problems with dates.
A year. A mark. A beginning. On your mark, get set, go. A date is the most common mark there is. Nearly all products have it. 666 marks the beginning of Islam. It also marks the attack on Constantinople. Revelation 15:2 ties Greek fire, the Sea of Marmara, and the year Islam attacked Constantinople. – 666 – Really.
A Big Number
A place to start. There is only one Christian empire that lasted a thousand years. It was attacked in the year 666. It was ended by the 10th dynasty of Islam. It was started by the Roman Empire that had seven dynasties. This is a good start. Does it fit with the other parts? We shall see. The “ten horns” are a clue in Daniel.
A Fulfillment Of Prophecy
A number for verification. Interpretation of numbers is not necessary. 1000 is 1000. 666 is 666. Ten is ten. Seven is seven. Use these numbers to connect prophecy with history. Only history and numbers can confirm the fulfillment of prophecy. Can you trust anyone’s interpretation? You can’t. Trust the numbers.