Ted Porter (11 June 2017)
"Destiny of Nations – Image of the Beast"

Destiny of Nations – Image of the Beast

Below is a list of Presidents of the United States starting with Jimmy Carter.  Next to the name is the term or possible term of their presidency.  Next to that is the meaning of their numerical position in the list as given by the book, “Arithmetic of God”.

  1. Jimmy Carter – 1977 – 1980 – Unity
  2. Ronald Reagan – 1981 – 1988 – Division
  3. George H. W. Bush – 1989 – 1992 – Resurrection
  4. Bill Clinton – 1993 – 2000 – The Flesh
  5. George W. Bush – 2001 – 2008 – Grace
  6. Barack Obama – 2009 – 2016 – satan, his influence
  7. Donald Trump – 2017 – 2020 – Completeness
  8. Barack Obama – 2021 – 2024 - 42 months – New Birth

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:...   Daniel 9:27

Strong’s Concordance shows the word “week” as found in the verse above literally means, “sevened”.  Some translations even use the word “seven”.  What is sevened?  The number of different United States Presidents?  Who is the “He”?  Could it to be the United States?

He shall “confirm”.  Strong’s Concordance shows this word translated “confirm” means “to be strong”.  It was the full force of the U.S. Military that made strong, that was strong, that guaranteed the first ever peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.  The Camp David Accords was signed by the leader of Israel and the leader of Egypt in the United States on Sep 17, 1978.  It was witnessed by then U.S. President Jimmy Carter.  This strong agreement, this covenant, was followed by the Israel-Egyptian Peace Agreement on Mar 26, 1979, also witnessed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,…  Daniel 9:27

The United States will stop its financial, military, and court of world opinion sacrifice of guaranteeing peace and being the protector of Israel in the midst of these seven U.S. presidents.  The word “oblation” in this verse, means to apportion as in bestow, as in a donation that is normally a bloodless and voluntary offering.

The Hebrew word translated “midst” and its root word portray dividing into two parts.  These eight terms of seven presidents are naturally divided between those seven spans of time when the office of president was held in consecutive blocks by different presidents and the eighth non-consecutive block held by one of those previous seven presidents.  This division may mark the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.  Revelation 17:11

The beast was president, and then is not the president, and then after the seventh president, even he is the eighth, and was one of the original seven presidents.  Just as Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution preventing someone from being elected to non-consecutive terms.

And there are seven kings:five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.  Revelation 17:10

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  Revelation 13:5

These scriptures are fulfilled both by the first beast of Revelation 13, the Beast of the Sea, and by the image of the first beast created by the second beast, the Beast of the Land.  In trying to be as brief as possible regarding the Beast of the Sea, suffice it to say this first beast encompasses the kingdoms of Daniel’s Metal Man along with the two preceding kingdoms to cover all empires from the dispersion to the millennial reign of Christ.

  1. Egyptian
  2. Assyrian
  3. Babylonian – Yellow-Orange Golden Lion Mouth
  4. Median / Persian – Silver Gray Grizzled Bear Feet
  5. Greek – Like a Yellow Brass Leopard
  6. Roman – Black Iron Teeth
  7. “Holy Roman” Germanic – Red Clay and Iron - Completes 1st Beast
  8. Nations formed from the remains, the land of first 7 Empires which creates Image of Former Empires – 2nd Beast

Five empires had fallen when John penned these words on the Island of Patmos.  One was, namely the Roman Empire which was responsible for imprisoning him.  And the “Holy Roman (Germanic) Empire”, the first Reich, was yet to come.

What is worthy of note is the first empire (Egypt) of the Beast of the Sea is also the same nation with which modern day Israel made a peace treaty during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

Now consider the timing.  This would place the start of what is generally called the Great Tribulation at around Jan 20, 2021 with the end 42 months later.  If we use prophetic 30-day months this lands on Jul 3, 2024.  If we use Gregorian, this lands on Jul 20, 2024.  Lands on is probably the wrong word as the measurement resolution is only to the nearest half month or possibly even month.

Now consider the many signs that start the week of Sep 17, 2017.  From the lineup of the stars with the pyramids in Egypt, to Rosh Hashana, Tishri 1, the first trumpet, culminating in the sign of Revelation 12 on Sep 23, 2017, who could miss all these signs?  Since these are all astronomical based signs, let us measure time in astronomical units of new moons.  Counting forward from the new moon in Jerusalem on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM, for a count of 7 times 12 new moons, one arrives at the new moon on Jul 6, 2024 at 1:57 AM.  This is within 3 days of the end of the count of prophetic 42 months.

A few related thoughts concerning Carl Worline’s excellent post:


Sep 23, 2015 indeed bears witness to Sep 23, 2017 as a Rapture date.  Consider this first date is the end of the seven weeks of Daniel but does not reach eight weeks.  We have seven years making up what would be the eighth week that can be divided into first the two fish and then the five leavened breads when Jesus fed the multitude.  The fish would represent those leaving in the Rapture while the leavened breads would represent those left behind.

This idea may not be new to many of you.  I’ve studied and developed a number of timelines based on Sep 23, 2015 since 2003, posting many on Five Doves.  Still, Sep 23, 2015 only points to the Rapture to a resolution of the nearest 3 ½ prophetic years or possibly 7 years.  Which equates to a date before Mar 6, 2019 or at the latest Aug 17, 2022.  So Sep 23, 2017 is definitely within this range.  I’ll be joining everyone else who’s anxiously watching the week ending in Sep 23, 2017.

Let’s now turn our attention to George W. Bush who is on the list at the beginning of this post at number 5.  The number 5 means grace.  It was only by the utter grace of God that he ever became president.  He won by only 5 electoral votes.  He won only by capturing Florida’s 5 times 5 or 25 electoral votes to put him over the top with an official state margin of just over 500 votes.  The year he became president he turned 55.

What’s even more impressive is how Donald Trump is associated with his position on the list at number 7.  I didn’t realize all the connections until I read Carl’s post.  You can read that section of his post or for ease of reading I’ve copied that section below.

  1. On the day he was elected Donald Trump was 70 years plus 7+7+7 weeks old.
  2. On inauguration day President Trump was 70 years, seven months, and seven days old.
  3. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 77 electoral votes.
  4. Donald Trump was born precisely 700 days before Israel declared her independence on May 14th, 1948.
  5. The nation of Israel was 77 days old precisely 777 days after the birth of Donald Trump.
  6. Israel’s 70th birthday will come precisely 700 days after Donald Trump’s 70th birthday.
  7. Donald Trump won the election on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s seventh year, seventh month, and seventh day in office.
  8. The Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, will occur precisely 7 months after Donald Trump’s first day in office.
  9. Jews often leave off the first digit of the year we are in on the Hebrew calendar.  We are in the Hebrew year 5777 and so most Jews will say this is year 777.  Donald Trump was elected in the Hebrew year commonly referred to as 777.

Remember, the number 7 means completion.  The list of seven different U.S. presidents leading up to the return of Jesus Christ appears complete now with the seventh, Donald Trump.

A quick note about Daniel’s 70 weeks.  I believe the understanding of the vision and the prophecy were sealed till the time of the end just as recorded.

…to seal up the vision and prophecy,…   Daniel 9:24

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.  Daniel 12:4

Seventy years in captivity and Daniel thought the time of captivity should have been over.  He was crying out to God about the future of his people who were still captive in a foreign land and their capital, Jerusalem.  He feared both would disappear off the face of the earth.

In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.  Daniel 9:2

The Angel “sevened” those 70 years.  In no way does that mean Daniel’s people and their eternal capital would have completed their time upon the earth 70 “sevened” or 490 years later.  Counting from around 539 B.C. this brings one to around 49 B.C.  Instead, one must use the meaning of the word “seven”.  The Angel “completed” those 70 years.  The Angel assured Daniel that his people and their capital Jerusalem would not perish off the face of the earth.  The Angel assured Daniel that God had forgiven them for the “sevened” 70 years or 490 years in the past they disobeyed God and did not let the land have her Sabbath years.

The Angel still gives a glimpse of the future by apparently separating the number 70 into 62, 7, and 1 “sevened’’ time periods.  Apparently.  Because of the events Scripture states as starting and ending these three time periods, we can rest assured instead that none of these three time periods fit within the 490 years ending in 49 B.C. let alone all of them.  These three time periods must therefore be spread across time with only the length of time being set.  Even then, with the time length of each of the 7 King’s or President’s reigns not known for any certainty until near the end of those 7 reigns has come to pass.



Ted Porter