Ted Porter (27 Aug 2012)
"The 1967 - 2015 Timeline; Sins of the World Hung on Three Nails; Are Strong's Concordance Numbers Inspired?; The 66th Confirming of the Covenant with Many; Babylon - Three Cities, One Destiny"

The 1967 - 2015 Timeline
Know therefore and understand,
Seven sevens till the Son of Man,
When those sevens have passed away,
Christ will come again but will he stay?
We can rise above, or go below,
Rise with the Christ, and go with a glow!
And that's the reason why, I keep on praying to You, Jesus!
(last verse, "Mockingbird Revisited", see Appendix A)
Some may wonder if the line, "Christ will come again but will he stay?", should be changed to "Christ will come again to save the day!".  But do we know that the "seven sevens" point to the day Jesus Christ is coming to fight the forces of darkness and establish His thousand year kingdom?  Or do they point to the day Jesus Christ returns in clouds of Glory to take His Bride away?
An interesting question.  If we look at the first coming of Jesus Christ, didn't He first come to earth at conception and remain hidden from the world for around nine months?  Using this as an example, wouldn't it make sense then that the time Jesus Christ next comes to planet earth will be in a secret rapture to take His bride away?  Then, around 9 months later, as from conception to birth, wouldn't it make sense that He returns to establish His kingdom and to vanquish the forces of evil, confusion, chaos, and destruction?
Or maybe the Rapture doesn't count for Jesus Christ coming to earth.  Many of us long for His coming to take His Bride well before the "seven sevens" are upon us.  Maybe Jesus Christ returns to earth to establish His kingdom at the end of the "seven sevens" but then there is a period of 9 months to finally vanquish the enemy and to throw satan into the bottomless pit.  But let us not be confused.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  I Corinthians 14:33
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  James 3:16
The 1967 - 2015 Timeline, as so coined, began on June 7, 1967 and will end on September 23, 2015.  The first known mention of this particular starting date coupled with this ending date which the author is aware of, was by John Nelson on FiveDoves.Com in the summer of 2003.  Various evidences have been found by various people since then and up to this coming day, which continue to support this timeline.  Some have found evidence of other timelines embedded within this timeline.  Yet others have found evidence of timelines outside this timeline but having the same beginning or end date.  And finally others may have started with the same beginning date but used the Hebrew to end on June 5, 2016 or the Gregorian/Solar to end on June 6 or 7, 2016.
The one whom the Lord has had mercy, whose righteousness by himself is but filthy rags, bases his own understanding of the significance of the 1967 - 2015 timeline on Daniel 9:25:
Know therefore and understand,
that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore
and to build
Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince
shall be seven weeks,
and threescore and two weeks:
the street shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.  Daniel 9:25
Eliminating all phrases that begin with AND as being able to be removed, (that's because they were fulfilled at Christ's first coming), we are left with:
Know therefore and understand,
that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore Jerusalem
unto the Messiah the Prince
shall be seven weeks,
the street shall be built again,
even in troublous times. 
(See also "The Magi were Right", Appendix B)
The 1967 - 2015 timeline takes the commandment to restore Jerusalem as being the commandment to restore Jerusalem to the Jewish people.  This occurred the early morning of June 7, 1967.  The tiny nation of Israel did not have Jerusalem within its borders.  It had been in existence for less than 20 years.  It had been created as a homeland for the Jewish people after the Holocaust.  It was attacked.  Israel was attacked on June 6, 1967!  The command was then made by Moshe Dayan to retake Jerusalem and on June 7, 1967, Iyyar 28, 5727, for the first time in over 2500 years, Jerusalem was restored to the Jewish people.
(See also "Rightly Dividing Daniel's 70 Weeks", http://www.paleprince.com/Rightly_Dividing.html)
Now to June 7, 1967, if we add seven sevens of 360 day years we end up on Yom Kippur, Tishri 10, 5776, September 23, 2015.  This date, September 23, 2015, only has significance on the Hebrew calendar.
Instead, if we add seven sevens of Hebrew months we end up on Iyyar 28, 5776, June 5, 2016.  Again, this date is significant only in regard to the Hebrew Calendar as being Jerusalem Unification Day.  >From September 23, 2015 this is between 36 and 37 weeks.  Now a full pregnancy from conception in the exact middle of the period, to birth is often taken as 38 weeks.  Counting from menses to birth is taken as a full 40 weeks, ten times the period from menses to menses.  Without getting to technical, lets just say that we can have conception between the 3rd and 4th week after menses and hit the numbers exactly for comparing the period of time from September 23, 2015 to June 5, 2016, to a pregnancy, giving birth to a new world with Jesus Christ in charge.  An interesting thought.
Another interesting thought is the time between September 23, 2015 and June 5, 2016 is exactly 256 days.  Those born again have been associated with the number 8, which according to the book, "The Arithmetic of God", means "New Birth".  The number 256 is not only divisible by 8, not once but twice, it is also equal to the number 2, raised to the 8th power.
Another interesting thought is what trials and tribulations of childbirth the world will be going through during this period of time as the forces of Good do battle against the forces of evil.  That time, which could equal 256 days, takes up from Revelation 19:11 to Revelation 19:21.
Now if we subtract 1260 days from June 5, 2016 for the start of the Tribulation we arrive at December 23, 2012.  And likewise 1260 days from June 7, 2016 is December 25, 2012, Christmas.  This is eerily close to the much published and publicized Mayan "Doomsday" date of December 21, 2012.  And even some published books give credence that the Mayan "Doomsday" date is December 23, 2012.  From the reference:

Logically, the first date in the Long Count should be, but as the baktun (the first component) are numbered from 1 to 13 rather than 0 to 12, this first date is actually written

The authorities disagree on what corresponds to in our calendar. I have come across three possible equivalences: = 8 Sep 3114 BC (Julian) = 13 Aug 3114 BC (Gregorian) = 6 Sep 3114 BC (Julian) = 11 Aug 3114 BC (Gregorian) = 11 Nov 3374 BC (Julian) = 15 Oct 3374 BC (Gregorian)

Assuming one of the first two equivalences, the Long Count will again reach on 21 or 23 December AD 2012 - a not too distant future.

The date may have been the Mayas’ idea of the date of the creation of the world.

It is interesting that the Winter Solstice is possibly 11:11 UT, depending on your source, on December 21, 2012.  Regardless, there has been enough written about this date from a non-Christian perspective to in a way, not want to bring more notice to this date.  But at the same time we acknowledge Biblical prophetic calculations that lead us to the same general time.  In addition, one can't help but wonder whether Valerie Skrzyniak 1999 "Sky Blue 21" vision points to 12/21/12.  We have the month when read backward as 21, the day of the month when read forward as 21, and the year when read backward as 21.  We have the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, the location of the Southern Cross constellation which is only visible when looking at the Southern sky.  The longest day of the year would be when the sky is bluest the longest.  Couple that with the sky is really bluer longer for the whole earth around this time.  That is because this is the time when the sun is actually closest to the earth because its elliptical orbit.  Hmmm!
Now subtracting 1335 days, (another Biblically prophetic number, blessed is he who arrives at it), from June 5, 2016 brings us to October 9. 2012, the day after the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles.  Now the 8th day of the FOT, October 8, 2012, is exactly 46 prophetic or 360-day years from June 7, 1967. 
However, instead of subtracting 1335 days, there have been countless people too numerous to mention who have posted on FiveDoves, who have added 1335 days to January 21, 2009 and arrived at September 17, 2012, Rosh Hashana, for the date of the Rapture.  Let's explore that.
Now to readers of the 2004 book, "Passion, Power & Glory - Watching for the Return of the Prince of Peace", it is easy to draw the conclusion that the author believes the Rapture will happen on a future Rosh Hashana.  It does fit many signs.  From page 118:

A very good hint that a future Feast of Trumpets will be the rapture day is given by:


In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  I Corinthians 15:52


Another very good hint that a future Feast of Trumpets will be the rapture day is given by:


But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  Mark 13:32


Because Rosh Hashana, the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the civil year is understood as an idiom by the Jews as the day that no one knows.  That is because the first day of the year must be observed by the sighting of the new moon and therefore the day nor the hour can be known in advance.  So Jesus is giving the Jews an idiom that they would understand so they will know the time of year to expect him.


And from page 40:

There are four months that span from Pentecost to the next Hebrew Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah, Tishri 1, the first day of the 7th sacred month and the first day of the 1st civil month.  These four months represent 1/3rd of a year and just as symbolically represent 1/3rd of man's dominion on this planet or 2,000 prophetic years.  Many refer to this as the Church Age.

Wow!  Lot's of reasons to watch this upcoming Rosh Hashana!
Sins of the World Hung on Three Nails
Have you noticed the proliferation lately of "energy drinks"?  Have you looked at their ingredients?  Have you seen prominently displayed the ingredient "taurine"?  Do you know what that is?  I'll tell you.  It is a sulfonic acid with an amine group.  It is sometimes mistakenly called an amino acid, but it's not.  Lost you?  Let's just say it is a major component of human bile.  It was first isolated from ox bile.  That's how it got its name.  You know, from Taurus, which is the Latin form of the Greek word, tauros, which means ox or bull.  You can say that again.
No seriously.  Why do you think various "energy drink" names use the words, "bull", "beast", and monster"?  Do you have the beast inside you?  This is more than marketing.  Do you literally have what was first isolated from the beast of the field, inside you?  Although "taurine" is manufactured synthetically in large quantities today from inorganic chemicals.
In the comic books, Bruce Banner became the Hulk when he got angry.  He could not control the beast inside him when he was mad.  Many of us are the same way.
As many have noticed on the web and You-tube, the Monster "energy drink" especially has many more symbolic marketing devices.  The "M", prominently displayed on the can, initially appears to have been formed by claw marks.  Upon closer inspection, each claw marks is identical to one of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet.  Specifically, the 6th letter in the Hebrew alphabet, pronounced, "vav".  With three of these letters in a row, this can be translated as "666".
Now reading about, "vav", on the Bible Wheel site we find:
The name of the Sixth Letter denotes a nail or hook, as suggested by its shape. It appears thirteen times in Exodus where it describes the hooks holding each curtain to its pillar in the Tabernacle.
Yet, the "M", standing for "Monster", is also the 13th letter of the alphabet, not only in the English language, but in ancient  Hebrew.  And many names for evil beasts have been shown in various books such as, "The Pattern and the Prophecy", in both Hebrew and Greek to amazingly have numerical equivalents of multiples of 13.  These numerical equivalents are calculated by assigning numbers for letters where the first letter of the alphabet equals 1 and so forth through 10.  Then one counts by 10's to 100.  Then one counts by 100's as needed.  The book, "The Arithmetic of God", as scribed by Don Kistler, shows us why the number 13 means "sin, rebellion, and depravity".
There are those on the web that state, having three vav's in a row does not count up to 666 but to 6+6+6 which is 18.  In the ancient style of adding up Hebrew letters, this is true.  But in the sense of how we now use numbers instead of just letters to represent numbers, this is not true.  Each number's position next to each other determines how many multiples of 10 they are assumed to be multiplied.  So we really have 600+60+6 which does equal 666.
Now the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, "vav", has a meaning, which means to bind together.  This makes sense as the "vav" is in the shape of a nail or a spike, which binds together objects.  Today, our wood framed homes are bound together with nails.  And Jesus Christ was bound to the cross when He was crucified with three spikes, three nails, three "vav"'s, one through His right wrist, one through His left wrist, and one through the arches of both feet.  Jesus Christ, son of man, Son of God, was hung between Heaven and earth, on three nails.  The sins of the whole world were bound together and then hung on Jesus Christ, on three nails.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  Galations 3:13
Jesus, who knew no sin, took upon himself the curse, the three nails, the 666, to redeem us.  Those who refuse to repent of their sins and turn them over to Jesus, for Him to take away their curse, will have the curse, the mark of the beast, the 666, upon them forever, and will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.  Matthew 13:30
There is a Christian hymn by Bob Gillman which is sung many times at weddings and during communion, which goes:
BIND US TOGETHER, Lord, Bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord,
Bind us together,
Bind us together with love.

There is only one God,
There is only one King;
There is only one Body,
That is why we sing:

Made for the glory of God,
Purchased by His precious Son;
Born with the right to be clean,
For Jesus the victory has won.

You are the family of God,
You are the promise divine;
You are God’s chosen desire,
You are the glorious new wine.

Jesus, the Master Carpenter, can indeed, bind us together.   
Are Strong's Concordance Number Inspired?
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.  Job 32:8
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  II Timothy 3:16
I view scripture, which claims to have been given by inspiration of God, to indeed be what it claims.  Many Christians stop there.  Nothing else will they accept as being inspired.  I agree that one needs to test any other source.  But am I being sacrilegious to suggest that the book, "The Arithmetic of God", which claims its author is Jesus Christ, and explains the numbers found in the Bible using the Bible, to indeed also be what it claims?  Regardless of what one thinks, can other Words of God be inspired?  Or did inspiration end with the 66 books of the Old and New Testament?
What about chapter and verse numbers?  Are they inspired?  If so, should we go with the original Geneva Bible chapter and verse number?  Or should we go with the almost but not quite identical, later King James numbers?
That brings us to the topic of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance numbers.  This was the work of not just one man named "Strong", but of over 100 scholars.  During the 1800's they systematically went through the King James and built an index to every word found, with a cross-reference to it's Hebrew or Greek origin word.  One looks up the word for example "Babylon" and its derivatives, and finds a listing of every instance of the word by Chapter and Verse in the Old and New Testament.  Next to each listing is an index number.  In this instance 894, 895, and 896 for the Old Testament Hebrew and 897 for the New Testament Greek.  In this instance these numbers are sequential but in many instances the Old and New Testament numbers have no bearing to each other.  One then goes to the back of the Concordance and uses the index number to look up the Hebrew or Greek word and its definition.
There are various people on Five Doves who regularly post regarding Strong's Concordance numbers.  Clay Cantrell is probably the most prolific.  One post that I found quite interesting was one Doug Corley made this past June regarding the Greek index number 2015 relating to the year, 2015.
Here is the Greek Roster Word for 2015:  
G-2015 επιφανεια epiphaneia {ep-if-an'-i-ah} from 2016;AV - appearing 5, brightness 1; 6 1) an appearing, appearance Often used of the glorious manifestation of the gods, and esp. of their advent to help; in the NT the advent of Christ, -- not only that which has already taken place and by which his presence and power appear in the saving light he has shed upon mankind, but also that illustrious return from heaven to earth to occur in the future.
Of course one could say if this "nails" down His appearing, then couldn't an appearing be considered both for Jesus Christ coming in the clouds in the Rapture and when He returns to establish His kingdom?  Which is it in 2015?
Others may say since this word is derived from Strong's number 2016, it could point to 2016 as well. 
But regardless, I found it very interesting.
However, we still haven't answered the fundamental question whether we should consider Strong's numbers inspired.  How else can we test it but put it to the ultimate number test.  And one doesn't have to ask many people what number they consider the most well known in the Bible.  That number is 666, the number of the beast. 
But, if we looked that number up and something related showed up, a lot of people might think that was too blatently planted.  Not that things aren't planted.  It is said that Shakespeare used the Geneva Bible quite heavily in his plays.  And over 90% of the King James is said to have been borrowed from the Geneva Bible.  Still the translaters of the King James appear to pay homage to Shakespeare in that the 46th Psalm in the King James has as it's 46th word counting forward as "shake".  And then counting backward in the 46th Psalm to the 46th word one finds the word "spear". 
So yes, one cannot deny possible purposeful manipulations.  But this is much harder if not impossible to do in an Exhaustive Concordance where you didn't write the original or the translation and they are numbered alphabetically in each of the two languages, Hebrew and Greek.
Not surprisingly, we find nothing of interest looking up 666.  I think that would have been a little too obvious for God to do. 
666 'apher af-ayr' from the same as 665 (in the sense of covering); a turban:--ashes.
666. apousia ap-oo-see'-ah from the participle of 548; a being away:--absence.
Besides, where would be the wisdom that is needed to understand?
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.  Revelation 13:18
But then what about the number 6?  Looking up the number 6's meaning in the Hebrew we have:

6 'abad aw-bad' a primitive root; properly, to wander away, i.e. lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy):--break, destroy(- uction), + not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, X and surely, take, be undone, X utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.

7 'abad ab-ad' (Aramaic) corresponding to 6:--destroy, perish.
8 'obed o-bade' active of participle of
6; (concrete) wretched or (abstract) destructin:--perish.
9 'abedah ab-ay-daw' from
6; concrete, something lost; abstract, destruction, i.e. Hades:--lost. Compare 10.
11 'abaddown ab-ad-done' intensive from
6; abstract, a perishing; concrete, Hades:--destruction.
12 'abdan ab-dawn' from
6; a perishing:--destruction.
13 'obdan ob-dawn' from
6; a perishing:--destruction.
Wow!  We have something here.  Perish, break, destroy.  Sounds like we have the NATURE of the beast whose number is 666. 
What I also find interesting is that this same root word and definition holds for the 7 next numbers  down to the number 13.  Which means 13 also means perishing -- destruction.  It has been shown by others that 13 in Greek and Hebrew is the common denominator for the numerical equivalence of so many evil names.  One would assume the same holds true for English as well.  Note that 13 is derived from 6 in that 13 is the 6th prime number.  Also note the simplest hexagram made up of pentagrams/stars has 6 "pentagrams" surrounding and "controlling" 7 stars.
The first mention of the number "6" in the Bible is in Genesis 7:6.  It is as the number "600" and is in connection with God having to destroy the earth. 
And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.  Genesis 7:6
The earth, even though God's creation had been created perfect, but because of satan's influence, over time had fallen into sin, rebellion, and utter depravity, and had to be destroyed.
The book, "The Arithmetic of God" shows us why the number 6 means "satan and his influence", 7 means " completeness, perfection, or bringing to an end", and 13 means "sin, rebellion, or depravity".
So, let's now look at the Greek:

6. Abel ab'-el of Hebrew origin (1893); Abel, the son of Adam:--Abel.

5516. chi xi stigma khee xee stig'-ma the 22nd, 14th and an obsolete letter (4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral:--six hundred threescore and six.
Well, the number 6 meaning "Abel" doesn't seem to tell us much.  However, this lookup as returned also lists number 5516.  We can see that when the King James says six hundred threescore and six it is not as one number in the Hebrew but as 3 letters that represent the numbers 600, 60 and 6 respectively.  These are chi, xi, and stigma.  If we did the same thing with English we would have X, O, and F.  Or, FOX spelled backward.
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.  Luke 13:31
We find this in the the 13th chapter of Luke, the 31st verse which is of course, 13, backward.  Are these verse numbers being related to 13 by accident or God planned.  Regardless, we see Herod, a type of antichrist, as wanting the death of Jesus. 
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.  Luke 13:32
And we see Jesus calling Herod "that fox".  This is the only time that the singular word "fox" appears in the New Testament.  So are we to draw that the name of the beast is "fox"?  I don't think that is what is meant.  Yes, it seems clear that the beast's name must be translated into English before it will add up to 666.  But we still are left with the fundamental question as to whether Strong's numbers really are inspired.  Now, if they were, wouldn't by looking up a number the ultimate proof be if it gave us the NAME of this beast?  Would that be too hard of a test?  Well, at least possibly the NATIONALITY?  Not quite as convincing.  Are left then only with his NATURE as we know that "6" in Hebrew means destruction?
However, we do have three number, 6, 60, and 600 actually mentioned in the Greek.  We also actually have these three numbers mentioned separately in the English.  What if each number could lead us closer to the identity of the beast of Revelation 13:18?  What if each number was like progressive revelation, like peeling back an onion to reveal the next layer.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.  Revelation 13:18
What do we know?  Well, the number 6 does seem to keep pointing us to the occult number 13, over and over again.  The number 6 is not prime while the number 13 is.  In fact the number 13 is the 6th prime, i.e. 1st = 2, 2nd = 3, 3rd = 5, 4th = 7, 5th = 11, and 6th = 13.  The 6 pentagrams surround the 7 stars and have dominion over them when arranged in the star hexagram symbol as shown above and on the back of a US Dollar Bill.  And finally, the number 13 also means "destruction" when looked up in the Hebrew.  Substituting 13 for 6 with 6 conquering the 7 we now have 13, 130, and 1300.
So we now have 3 numbers to start with and 3 layers to peel away.  First would be the NATURE.  We have that.  Then would be to peel away the next layer to possibly reveal the NATIONALITY.  And finally, to peel away the last layer to possibly reveal the NAME.  I like to call these the 3 N's.  While in the Hebrew and English alphabet, the number "M" is the 13th letter of the alphabet, in the Greek and also the altered occult numbered English alphabet with one former letter moved after Z, "N" is the 13th letter.
So here is the challenge.  For everyone who really actually believes Strong's Concordance numbers are inspired by God, take the number of the beast or more appropriately the three numbers in Scripture that add up to the number, and manipulate them as much as you want.  Scripture says it is for "him that hath understanding".  Do you have understanding?  Just at the end of the day the manipulations must indeed be understandable.  Then, when the dust has settled and you have looked up your numbers in Strong's, have you gotten any closer to identifying the Revelation 13:18 beast?  Have you revealed his nationality? More importantly and what would be the one piece of evidence to conclusively prove your case, have you revealed his name?
The 66th Confirming of the Covenant with Many
The book, "The Art of War", is considered one of the greatest classics in military literature.  Written over 2,000 years ago, in 13 chapters it describes many tactics for winning wars, especially winning without actually having to do battle.  In Chapter 3, the author Sun Tzo states if one has 10 times as many men as the enemy, one has enough resources to win by completely surrounding ones enemy at a safe distance and cutting off all means of escape.  Yet a smaller force can surround a larger force if they can do so undetected.  Such is the symbol shown below.
This same symbol can be found on the back side of the Great Seal of the United States of America and is prominently displayed on the back side of the US ONE DOLLAR BILL.
America was born out of rebellion.  The King of England was considered a tyrant and his laws not to be obeyed.  Many waters separated the colonies from the King.  Liberty to do what was right in one's own eyes, not the King's, was considered more precious than life itself.  The patriot Patrick Henry proclaimed, "Give me Liberty or Give me Death".
The number "13", which means "sin, rebellion, or depravity", can be found 13 times on the Great Seal of the United States.
Yet America is known as the "land of opportunity".  Capitalism, the ability to strive to better ones lot in life, was given free rein.  America was founded as a Democratic Republic, that grand experiment, where every man could vote for others to represent them.  Laws were passed to protect the people from the government, so never again would a tyrant, even a benevolent tyrant, be able to rule the land.  Yet somehow, by some unseen force, every president of the United States, from the first to the current, with the one exception of Martin Van Buren, has been a direct decendant of one particular King of England.
America has grown.  From 13 original colonies it now encompasses 50 states from sea to shining sea.  Protestants, who themselves were rebelling against the corrupt, persecuting, satanically influenced roman universal church, found religious freedom in the new world.  At the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independance they made up an estimated 98.6% of the population. 
After the earth was flooded and Noah's family emerged as the new Adam and Eve and family, God again commanded man to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.  Genesis 9:1
Instead, they gathered to form a city in a plain of shinar, and built a tower to the sky, which we now know as babel.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.  Genesis 11:1
Through the inventions of radio, television, and instant communications around the world, the whole earth has again been united in one language, one speech, the English Language as spoken by America, well more accurately, Hollywood.
It is interesting while the numerical value of the English word "babylon" after the manner of Hebrew and Greek is a multiple of 13 squared, so the numerical value of the English word "hollywood" is a multiple of 11 squared.
As of August of 2012, there have been 65 inaugurations of Presidents of the United States.  Some have been short, lasting less than a full 4 year term of office.  Others have lasted the full 4 year with the same person elected again and having more than one inauguration.  Soon there will be a 66th inauguration.  Will this be the last?  Is America as we know it finished?  What can we draw from Scripture for a possibe answer?
Scripture tells us that Jesus hung on the cross for 6 hours before he died. 
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.  Mark 15:25
It was the third hour of daylight.
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?  Mark 15:34
After being on the cross for 6 hours, Jesus uttered the words, "It is finished", and died. 
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.  John 19:30
After 6 hours, after 6 times 60 minutes, Jesus pronounced, "It is finished".    
Now, if you look at the Bible, it contains a New Testament with 27 books and an Old Testament with 39 books.  This is a total of 66 books.  The word "Testament" can be used interchangably with the word "Covenant".
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  Matthew 26:28
There is a new testament or covenant and an old testament or covenant between Man and God.  But these are really one and the same covenant.  Just like all the law can be summed up in one commandment.  That Man is to love the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul, and with all his mind.  This is found in both the Old and the New Covenant.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  Deuteronomy 6:5, also see Deuteronomy 10:12, 11:13, 30:6, Joshua 22:5
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  Matthew 22:37, also see Mark 12:30, 12:33, Luke 10:27
When those 66 books were written, the Word of God covenant with Man was complete.  It was finished.  Likewise, will America after 66 covenants with MANY, be finished?  Or as some may say after 66 covenants with MANY, will God finish it?
Let us look at how America has grown, using the hexagram symbol and first star numbers from the 1st president and the 13 original colonies as represented by the hexagram star symbol above.
George Washington was the leader of the revolt of the American colonies and he became the first President of the United States.  There was loss of life in this revolt and symbolically we can show a loss of 1/7th of the surrounded blue stars and turn them red as follows:
The mark of the rebellion.  6 + 6 stars.
We can continue with Presidents and gain insight at each level.  Let's look at the 6th level.  Abraham Lincoln is the last President on this level.
So what do we know of Abraham Lincoln?  He was President of the United States during the War between the North and the South.  He is known in the North as the one who saved the Union.  He is known in the South as the one who started the War of Northern Agression. 
The President who starts this 6th level is James K. Polk.  Can his presidency shed any light on the one who ends it?  James K. Polk has been compared to Abraham Lincoln because he also made a declaration of war with Congress's approval.  Only Congress according to the Constitution can declare war.  Although Polk made a declaration of war against Mexico while Lincoln made a declaration of war against a portion of the populace that opposed him.  Lincoln sent an American army against the American people.  Americans fighting against Americans.  Of course, in the Revolutionary War, quite a few Americans fought for the crown, the King of England, and against George Washington.   
What else is Abraham Lincoln known for?  Well, he suspended "habeas corpus" which is the right of detainees to seek relief from unlawful imprisonment.  Lincoln also declared martial law in Proclamation 113.
Now the number 113 is interesting.  It contains both 11 and 13.  Words that have numerical equivalences which are multiples of 113 are one in over 100.  There are ones which some might find interesting such as "Bilhah Dan" which equals 113.  (Bilhah was the mother of Dan, whose father was Israel (Jacob)).  Dan holds a similar spot as Ishmael as the first born of Rachel, Jacob's chosen wife, but as a surrogate.  Joseph was the true first born of Rachel.  He saved Israel in the famine.  He also received a double portion which is appropriate for the first born.  Joseph and one of his sons are mentioned in the list of "all" the tribes of Israel in Revelation.  Twelve tribes are listed.  Twelve thousand from each tribe.  Dan does not make the list.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.  Revelation 7:8 
Other related words whose English equivalent numbers are multiples of 113 include  "obelisk", which is 2 x 113.    
Now we come to the coming up 66th confirming of the covenant.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.  Revelation 9:15
So what can we learn from Gerald Ford who starts this row?  Although Gerald Ford confirmed a covenant with many, the many in this Democratic Republic, he was never elected by the many.  In this unusual case, the Vice-President resigned and Gerald Ford was appointed Vice-President.  Then the President resigned and Gerald Ford became President.  America had an un-elected President. 
(For a complete list of United States Presidential Inaugurations, see Appendix C.)

Babylon - Three Cities, One Destiny
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.  Revelation 16:9
What will be, has been.  We are not surprised by the future because we have studied the past.  Is this Babylon of old, even though it is no longer a great city?  Or is this spiritual Babylon, satan's current kingdom on earth?  Has this seat of power already been divided into three parts upon the face of the earth?  Can we already spiritually see the division of Babylon into three parts.  Are there three cities of great power and control, already manifesting themselves in the world today?
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.  Revelation 16:12 
We know the kings of the Medes and Persians had the great Euphrates dried up and and diverted so they could conquer Babylon in the days of old.  So we are not surprised when we see history repeating itself in preparation for the battle of Megeddo. 
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  Revelation 16:13
Are these three unclean spirits, (the ones who control and possess the unholy trinity), each one to rule over one of the three cities of present day Babylon?
What are these three cities?
One finds on page 58 of the pdf by Joseph Herrin, "Babylon Rising":
It is necessary to provide a view of Satan’s world government that is not taught in the
schools today, but which is nevertheless accurate and true. Satan has long ruled through
deception. He is the great deceiver who deceives the entire world. Satan has centered his
power on the earth in three hubs of power which are three cities. These cities form the
unholy trinity of Satan’s rule upon earth. The first is religious Babylon. The second
economic Babylon. The third is military Babylon.
These three cities are represented by three stars on the official flag of the District of
Each of these cities are unique upon the earth in that they are located within sovereign
nations, but the land they occupy is separate and distinct from the nations they are found
in. They have their own laws, their own governments, and operate under different
principles than the nations in which they are found. These cities are Vatican City in Rome,
the City of London (not to be confused with Greater London), and Washington D.C..
Each of these cities bears the stamp of its Luciferian allegiance, having a large obelisk
constructed in prominent view within their territories. The word Obelisk means “shaft of
Bel (Baal).”
If any man have an ear, let him hear.  Revelation 13:9
What can I add?  Just tidbits.  The word "Babylon" is found in 260 different verses in the Bible.  The number 260 is a multiple of 13.  In English, where we assign numbers for letters in the manner of the Hebrew and Greek, we find the word "Babylon" has a numerical value of 845 which is 13 x 13 x 5.  The word "Babylon" as found in Revelation and throughout the New Testament means "tyranny" where it is Strong's Concordance Number 897 which is 13 x 46.    
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.  Revelation 18:21 
Appendix A - "Mockingbird Revisited"
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  II Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world, satan, has blinded the minds of those who believe not, to keep the light of God's glorious gospel message from shining on them.  What a profound statement in God's Word! 
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16
The "Newsboys" have a beautiful song called "Shine", based on Matthew 5:16
In the  60's, Inez & Charlie Foxx recorded a hit song called "Mockingbird".
Which was based on a poem called "Hush Little Baby".
In the 70's, James Taylor slightly modified and added to the words of this 60's hit song, which he then recorded with his wife, becoming a hit for them, also called "Mockingbird".
These words have again been slightly modified and added to for the purpose of presenting a positive parody.  Let's first define the meanings of the words for everybody's benefit.
Diamond Ring:  Normally represents marriage to someone or something.  It is something considered valuable.  The suitor presents the diamond ring to his hopeful bride to be and if she accepts the ring, that represents her agreement to marry him.  It is the god of this world, satan, who presents us with a diamond ring, enticing us to marry his world.  
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:2
Don't shine:  Only that which has light from within can shine.  A shine is a bright glow.  Moses saw the backside of God and his face absorbed enough radiance to where it started shining.  As time went on that bright glow diminished to a dim glow, till finally the glowing of his face stopped completely.  In comparison, the best a diamond can do is reflect light that shines upon it from somewhere else.  It is satan who wants us to be married to this world and accept his diamond ring before we discover that his ring doesn't shine.  It is in comparison, God's word, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which shines and satan wants to keep hidden from the world!
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  II Corinthians 4:4
Steal our heart and mind:  The god of this world, satan has blinded the minds of those who believe not, so he can steal not only their mind, but their heart as well.
Don't sing:  When a criminal doesn't sing, it means he doesn't tell the truth about what he knows.  If a criminal sings, it means he tells the truth.
Mock King:  Not the true King, Mocks the true King, Jesus Christ.  satan is the king of mock, king of fake, king of imitation, king of synthetic, king of counterfeit.
Here are the song lyrics as they have been changed into a rapture song:
mock, yeah
king, yeah
bird, yeah
yeah, yeah
Mockingbird, now
Everybody, have you heard?
That satan is the mocking bird
And when that mocking bird don't sing
he's gonna buy you a diamond ring
and when that diamond ring won't shine
he'll try to steal your heart and mind 
And that is why I keep on telling everybody
Yeah, Yeah, Oh no, no, no, no, no
Hear me now and understand,
the way of sin is the way of man
And through that sin you've gone astray
I'm going to show you a better way
And though that better way seems slow
You can rise with the Christ and go with a glow
And that's the reason why you should be crying out to Jesus.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Everybody have you heard?
That satan is the mocking bird
And when that mocking bird don't sing
he's gonna buy you a diamond ring
and when that diamond ring won't shine
he'll try to steal your heart and mind
And that is why I keep on telling everybody
Yeah, Yeah, Oh no, no, no, no, no
Know therefore and understand,
Seven sevens till the Son of Man,
When those sevens have passed away,
Christ will come again but will He stay?
We can rise above, or go below,
Rise with the Christ, and go with a glow!
And that's the reason why, I keep on praying to You, Jesus!
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  Daniel 12:3
Appendix B - "The Magi were Right"
Know therefore and understand,
that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore
and to build
Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince
shall be seven weeks,
and threescore and two weeks:
the street shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.  Daniel 9:25
Can we understand?  In analyzing Daniel 9:25 we find two time periods mentioned.  They are seven weeks for the first and three score and two weeks for the second.  Is the order based on looking forward in time from Man's perspective or looking backward from God's perspective who is both the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End?  Can we just take every phrase that starts with AND and conclude they have already been fulfilled?  One thing we do understand is Messiah the Prince has already come to man once when He was born King of the Jews.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.  Matthew 2:1-2
These wise men came from the east, specifically from Persia, olden day Babylon.  They were descended from the wise men Daniel taught and was given charge over, the Magi.  These Magi, the priesthood of the Medes, are ancestors of our modern day Kurds.  They, of all people, would have understood and known the correct interpretation of Daniel's 70 week prophecy telling exactly when and how Messiah the Prince would come to us.  How He would fulfill the prophecy, either as a babe at the beginning of His life when they came to worship him, or as a grown man at the end of His life as others have asserted.
Many have taught Jesus Christ's conception is not the correct endpoint interpretation to use with Daniel 9:25.  Forget the Magi.  Many have also taught there is not both a first coming and a second coming foretold in Daniel 9:25.  Instead, these two times mentioned in Holy Scripture should be added together and only applied to His first coming.  I disagree. 
Some say Jesus did not become Messiah till immediately after He was water baptized in the river Jordan and was then Holy Spirit baptized, anointed with the Holy Ghost.  Some say Jesus did not become Prince till His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a colt the first day of the week before His crucifixion. 
Let's reason together.  Many know that the word "Christ" is the Greek word for "Messiah", which means anointed.  Yet Jesus was anointed at conception, not with the Holy Ghost, one third of the Godhead, but with the Word of God, a different third of the Godhead.  He was anointed with the Word of God by and through the power of the Holy Ghost.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  John 1:14
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.  Luke 1:35
And we have already seen the Magi address the babe Jesus as King at His birth!  You know, the Magi were right!
Appendix C - "Presidential Inaugurations"