A Great City
A fit with Babylon the Great. Constantinople is fallen, is fallen, and can be found no more at all. This is a mystery and likely to remain so. It had seven mountains, many waters, and many merchants. Constantinople is the only city with all these characteristics. Why it is being ignored is definitely a mystery.
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.
A desolation. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The four beasts of Daniel. They all messed with the temple. That is what determines a beast in the mind of Daniel. John seems to agree. Jesus mentioned it. What is in the holy place now?
A Christian Empire
A time when they reigned with Christ. The Byzantine Empire was the only Christian empire to last a thousand years. Its capital, Constantinople, has all the characteristics of Babylon the Great. No other city has them and can be found no more at all. It is a mystery and likely to remain so.
A beast in the making. Why only four? What makes a beast a beast per Daniel? The Temple. Don’t mess with the Temple. Babylon destroyed the first one. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The Dome of the Rock.
A Definition Of Truth
A failure to communicate. Just like Babel. Can’t agree on truth. What about life? Life may be the way to truth. Something we have in common. We all have life and would like it respected. Respect life. Easier to define. The opposite of death. If we can’t get that right, we will have a hard time getting to the truth. A place to start.
A Great City
A capital of an empire that lasted a thousand years. Constantinople is Babylon the Great. The Byzantine Empire lasted a thousand years and its capital was Constantinople. At the start there were the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire. At the end there was the tenth dynasty of Islam. All the pieces fit.
A misinterpretation. Even Peter knew he was in Babylon. Some are still looking for his bones south of Baghdad. That is the real mystery but Rome having seven hills was never a mystery. The seven hills of Constantinople is still a mystery and likely to remain so. It will never fit with their narrative.
A Fit With Daniel
A connection with “ten horns”. John knows Daniel who knows beasts. The beasts of John are the last two beasts of Daniel. All four beasts of Daniel had something to do with the Temple. Babylon destroyed the first one. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third.
A whore will hate. Babylon the Great fell to the tenth dynasty of Islam. Who can count dynasties? Islam can. Constantinople started with the fifth dynasty of the Roman Empire. Just look at the numbers. The “ten horns” connect John with Daniel. Daniel knows beasts and John knows Daniel and numbers.