A Beginning of an Empire
A tenth dynasty ended it. Constantine started the fifth dynasty of the Roman Empire. Constantinople fell to the tenth dynasty of Islam. The Roman Empire had seven dynasties. The beast had seven heads and ten horns. Here are three numbers; 1000, 10, and seven that tie history to prophecy. There are more like 666.
A Big Number
A place to start. A thousand years is real. A time when they reigned with Christ. He promised to be with us when we gather in His name. If they were reigning when they gathered in His name, they reigned with Christ. That was the case with the Byzantine Empire, a Christian empire, that lasted a thousand years.
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 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.
A covenant between God and the earth. The rider of the white horse had a rainbow in his hand and is from the Mediterranean aka the white sea. Constantine made the world safe for Christians. He started a Christian empire that lasted a thousand years where they reigned with Christ.
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 man child. Juan Diego witnessed a woman clothed with the sun aka Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here is where we learn about the serpent that leads us to a thousand years and the dragon that leads us to the ten horns, Daniel, and the fourth beast. All we have to do is connect the dots with recorded history.
A Woman Clothed With The Sun
A moon under her feet. The ten horns found ten times in the bible connect Daniel with the Apocalypse. The dragon is found twelve times in the Apocalypse starting with chapter twelve and ending with a thousand years. The seven heads connect the dragon to Babylon the Great and the beast.