A Witness –
A Church History that includes six of the seven churches that John wrote to but Eusebius never associates them with the Apocalypse. Victorinus doesn’t even mention them. Is it possible there is a version of the Apocalypse that doesn’t include the seven churches? It could be a reasonable explanation for what we are looking at.
A Red Sea –
A great sword to take peace from the earth. The rider is Mohammed the father of Islam which is the fourth beast of Daniel and the second beast of the Apocalypse. It took them 44 years to get to Constantinople where they were stopped. It took them 110 years to get to Tours, France where they were stopped. The history of Islam is all the evidence you need to show that Islam is not a religion of peace.
A Prophet Alone Knows The Future –
A fulfillment of prophecy can only be found in history by those who are not a prophet. The future can be anything you want it to be but not history. You can try to rewrite it but other honest historians will ultimately get their way. History is all we have and we should have enough of it for things which must shortly come to pass. History also has numbers and colors just like prophecy. We just need to connect them.
A Verification Of The Bible –
A prophecy fulfilled in history gives us reason to believe what we find in the bible is truth. It also helps us interpret the bible but we must be limited to that which has already happened. Who can know the future? Not even the prophet who is directed to predict it. Somehow the prophet can assure us that all will end well providing us with a necessary comfort. Understanding it is not necessary. Readers will be blessed.
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 Number –
A connection between history and prophecy that can be trusted. Your interpretation? Not so much. Your translation? Not so much except for numbers and colors. Somehow they have survived what translators do to the Word of God. Some things are sacred. There are 60 different English translations to choose from. Which one do you trust?
A Friend For Christianity –
A bow, a covenant between God and man. Constantine from the Aegean or Mediterranean Sea aka the white sea. He started a Christian empire where they would reign with Christ a thousand years. The Byzantine Empire is the place to start fitting history with prophecy with a thousand years. A literal thousand years.
A Beast of Daniel –
A connection with the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel. Both have a beast with “ten horns” which should fit with history in the same way. This requires a close look at the King of the North and the King of the South. The fourth beast of Daniel was diverse from all the beasts and must show up somewhere in history.
A Second Beast –
A beast with seven heads replaced by a beast with ten horns and a connection with Daniel. The last two beasts of Daniel are the two beasts of John. Note the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire and the ten dynasties of Islam. A fit with a thousand year Christian empire.
A Sword to Kill –
A different beast like no other. Christians are still being killed by Muslims. Nigeria is not an exception. The history of Islam is a continuous jihad against Christianity and other religions. It is not a religion of peace and there is no reason to believe this will change. They will soon dominate Europe.