A Word to the Wise –
A final chapter. These sayings are faithful and true. The translators not so much. They couldn’t agree so we have 60 different English translations with many more revisions. Lord, to whom shall we go? Good question Peter. Not everyone has been properly inspired so some of us must rely on numbers and maybe colors. This is where the translators actually agree.
A Color –
A location for the four horsemen. The Red Sea and the Black Sea are obvious. The White Sea not so much unless you consider the Aegean or Mediterranean Sea aka the white sea by the Turks. Like numbers, colors are not subject to interpretation and translation errors. You can trust them. Your interpretation not so much.
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 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 Whore –
A hatred thereof. The Ottoman Empire, the tenth dynasty of Islam, ended the Byzantine Empire by attacking Constantinople where they reigned with Christ a thousand years. It started with the fifth of the seven dynasties of the Roman Empire. Check the numbers: a thousand, 666, ten, seven, and five. Numbers can verify your interpretation.
A Number –
A count in some bibles. Another example where the translators can’t agree on the Word of God but they are in complete agreement with numbers. Only numbers can be trusted to tie what has been prophesied to historical events that confirm the fulfillment of those prophecies. You can count on them.
A Common Year –
A new calendar starting in 622 would be 666 of the Julian Calendar starting with 44 BC. The Hijri year is 622 and the start of the Islamic calendar. A search of Daniel shows number refers to years. John knows Daniel is the place to go for clues. Follow the numbers.
A Bible –
A different interpretation. Would you believe 60 different English interpretations? They can’t agree on the Word of God. Who or what can you trust? Numbers? Numbers in the bible somehow survived all the translations. All the versions. All the interpretations. Numbers can help us connect history to the prophecies.
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 Fulfillment –
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.