The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Willie P. Mangum

The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Willie P. Mangum Willie Mangum was elected as President Pro Tempore after Samuel Southard left office due to poor health. As a result, Mangum would be next in line of Presidential succession for the remainder of John Tyler‘s Presidency. As with Southard, Henry Clay was the ‘power’ behind Mangum. Clay’s name meaning is speaking of man’s dominion on the earth which at this time in history was in the hands of the giants. Mangum’s name meaning is speaking of Noah’s deliverance from the hands of these wicked beings and the Flood which God

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The Presidents Code – Speaker of the House John White

The Presidents Code – Speaker of the House John White The 1840 election saw the Whigs obtain control of the House of Representatives which led to John White becoming Speaker of the House. Whigs would lose control of the House in the next election which consequently led to White losing this position as Speaker. He served as Speaker for less than two years and would die two years later at the age of 43. His name meaning is speaking of the atonement mentioned in relation to the ark of Noah.   John means grace of God.   White is the

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The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Samuel Southard (continued)

The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Samuel Southard (continued) Samuel Southard became President Pro Tempore a week after William Henry Harrison was Inaugurated and remained in that role for a month into John Tyler‘s Presidency. His name meaning is speaking of the days of Noah and God’s delivering of Noah from the Flood. As the Vice Presidency was vacant due to the ascendancy to the Presidency of John Tyler, Southard would be the next in line of Presidential succession. Henry Clay attempted to force John Tyler into resigning from office which would have made Southard the next President. Southard

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Jesus from Rabbinic Sources – Messiah born in Bethlehem

Ancient belief was that Messiah would be born in Bethlehem Ephratha Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. This verse declares that Messiah would be born in Bethlehem while also having been existing from eternity. The Targum Jonathan: And You Bethlehem Ephrath, you who were too small to be numbered among the thousands of the house of Judah, From you shall come forth before Me

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Jesus from Rabbinic Sources – The LORD our Righteousness

Ancient Jewish sources admit that the Messiah would be named “the LORD our righteousness” (יהוה צדקינו ‘Yahweh Tsidqenu’). Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. “Rabbi David Kimchi wrote in reference to this verse, ‘By the righteous Branch is meant Messiah.’ The compilers of the

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Jesus from Rabbinic Sources – Messiah the LORD

Ancient Jewish sources declare that Messiah would be the LORD God. Isaiah 9:6 declares speaks of a Son who is given who would be called the Mighty God. Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Verse 7 declares that this Son would sit on the throne of David forever…this is clearly a prophecy of the Messiah of which believers in the 1st Century were waiting for.

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Jesus from Rabbinic Sources – Rosh Hashana Machzor

This will be the first in a series of quotes from ancient Jewish and rabbinic sources on the Messiah and the agreements therein with the Christian faith. The reason for such is that many of those who follow Judaism today claim that Jesus came to start a new religion that was totally foreign to Jews of His day and that Christianity is totally incompatible with the TaNaKH (Old Testament – Genesis to Malachi). These writings will be shared to reveal that many of the ancient beliefs of Jews in regards to who the Messiah would be and what He would

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Christmas Gifts

The Gospel, which was announced at the birth of Christ (Luke 2:10)  is associated with gift giving.  The Hebrew word for the Apostles, who spread the Gospel to the world, comes from the word שלח ‘shalach’ which means to send something forth, as in a gift that is sent. Luk_2:10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. As seen in the Shadows of Messiah Tidbit study, the Gospel being taken to the world by Apostles is likened unto taking the bread of life

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On Nimrod and Christmas Trees – “As Bereans Did”

On Nimrod and Christmas Trees – “As Bereans Did”   On Nimrod and Christmas Trees – part I  – “As Bereans Did” “WHERE did we get CHRISTMAS? … From the Bible or from paganism?” -Herbert Armstrong, “The Plain Truth About Christmas”, 1970, p. 5 A great question! But it’s a false dilemma. It suggests there are only two possibilities – Biblical or pagan. I suggest there is another possibility. In my last post, The Plain Truth About December 25th, we saw that there is compelling evidence to believe that Christians did not co-opt the date of Christmas from the pagans

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Christmas Trees & the Bible

In the previous article it was displayed that applying Jeremiah chapter 10 to Christmas trees is not sound Bible interpretation.  Does the Bible speak of or allude to Christmas trees in any other portions of the text?  I believe the answer is yes. Isaiah 55:13 speaks of evergreen trees as an everlasting sign of God’s name.  Isaiah declares that instead of the curse/death (tree of knowledge) there will be blessing & life (tree of life).  This is the story of the Christmas tree which came forth from the Paradise plays depicting Jesus Christ’s victory over the tree of knowledge (sin

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