Herbert Hoover’s Presidency was defined by the Great Depression that struck the United States in 1929, the first year of his Presidency. This Depression portrayed in parable form, the going down of Israel into Egypt during the famine and living with Joseph where they would later become slaves (Exodus 1:10-14). The Hebrew word for depression is אנה ‘anah’ which means to be brought low or humbled. This is associated in Scripture with famine and fasting (Psalm 35:13) as well as the affliction of slavery (Exodus 1:11).
Psalm 68:10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
The Hebrew word used here for poor is אני ‘aneey’ which means depressed or brought low and comes from the above mentioned root word אנה ‘anah.’
Further linking the Depression of Hoover’s Presidency and the days of Joseph is Psalm 69.
Psalm 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
The word for poor in this verse is also עני ‘aneey.’ The word in Hebrew for salvation in the above verse is ישועה ‘yeshuah.’ This is pointing to Joseph, who was a picture of Jesus Christ. The name Jesus in Hebrew, ‘Yeshua,’ comes from this word. It is the Lord’s salvation that Jacob sought when he sent his sons down to Egypt for bread, and then later followed them thereto (Genesis 49:18).
Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
The word humble in verse 32 is ענב ‘anav’ which also comes from the same root word mentioned above meaning depressed.
Here we see Jacob who sought God and was delivered from death (Genesis 42:2; 43:8). Israel lived and flourished in the land of Egypt until the days of the Pharaoh who ‘knew not Joseph.’ It was the Great Depression that brought about the Franklin Roosevelt administration, whose days speak of this Pharaoh.
The Depression that occurred in America during Hoover’s days paved the way for a new Party system which formed around Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. This corresponds with the transition in the Biblical narrative from the life of Joseph to the time period of the evil Pharaoh who enslaved Israel causing them to cry out to God for a deliverer. This new 5th “Party System” is still in effect today, corresponding with the time period of Moses and the giving of the law. The next time period in the Scriptures is the ‘dispensation’ of the Apostles where the focus of God’s dealings with His people transitions from the Temple system and living in the Promised Land to the spreading of the Gospel to the four corners of the world.
The Recession of the 70’s set the stage for the election of Ronald Reagan and the “Reagan Revolution” which was not considered the beginning of a new “Party System” but it did bring about a significant change or “realignment” in the face of American politics. In current days, America is coming out of the Recession of 2007/2008. Is another political “realignment” or new Party System set to occur? The election of 2016 appears to be pushing this new era forward.
According to the “Presidents Code” this is a real possibility. Currently, we are living in a time period which reflects the accounts of the Gospels. These were the days of John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus Christ. The conflict between the religious leaders of Israel and these two men, in specific the Messiah, are being played out in these days. The “Liberty movement” which rose up through Ron Paul, and the “anti-establishment” movement which has risen to prominence through Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is another important part of the Presidents Code. These movements, thus far, correspond perfectly with the followers of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ who would eventually become a new “sect” amongst Israel called Nazarenes/Christians (Acts 24:5; 26:28). In the code, this new era in the Bible would be foreshadowing in a new era of American politics which would be defined as the “6th Party System”.
The “Father” of the “Liberty movement” and the “anti-establishment” movement is Ron Paul. Ron Paul’s message has been so influential that a movement has been formed around it, dubbed the ‘Ron Paul Revolution.’ This movement has been especially influential amongst the youth of America. Former White House correspondent, Juan Williams, describes the movement as bringing about a ‘political age of Republican Ron Paul.’ This “political age of Ron Paul” will eventually lead to a new era in American politics (6th Party System) which will coincide with the days of the Apostles.
This ‘Ron Paul Revolution’ or ‘Liberty movement’ corresponds with the message of Jesus and John the Baptist and their disciples who carried forth the Gospel even after they were gone. What was their message? A return to the ‘faith once delivered to the saints’ (Jude 1:3), walking in the old paths wherein is the good way (Jeremiah 6:16; Matthew 11:28-29). This corresponds with the message of returning to the message of the Founders of this country, proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
As of the writing of this article in 2012, Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, was being raised up as the “heir” of this Liberty movement, and was a favorite in the Republican party for President in 2016. However, the rise of Donald Trump has eliminated the following scenario which the author saw in 2012.
Rand Paul – Ronald Reagan connection
Today, Rand Paul is beginning to successfully bring forth the idea that Conservatism and Libertarianism are strongly linked as did Reagan in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. If I am correct in my understanding of how the course of this nation is playing out in regards to the “Presidents Code” this ideology is going to continue to grow and could form a new “era” in American politics. Whether or not the Republican party is going to change from within or the Libertarian wing will form another party is yet to be seen.
Ronald Reagan’s Presidency portrayed King David. The next President will be portraying the days of Messiah. Its a long time between now and 2016 but a President who is similar in nature to Ronald Reagan is not an impossibility as Christ Jesus was foreshadowed by King David (1 Chronicles 17:17; Psalm 72:1-17; 45:1-17; Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15; Isaiah 9:7; 11:1-5; 40:10-11; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30).
The Reagan Revolution led to a political ‘realignment’ in the nation’s history. It was a time of conservatism and desire for small government. While this political ideology still exists today, the implementation only lasted throughout Reagan’s Presidency and for a short period into George H.W. Bush’s Presidency. This points to the time period of David and Solomon before his ‘fall from grace.’ This was a time period in Israel’s history of righteous leadership and dominion over the promised land. So too, this was short lived as wicked kings would spring forth after Solomon went astray.
A Rand Paul Presidency would come on the ‘coattails’ of his father’s “revolution” which would bring forth yet another ‘realignment’ in the nation’s history. This realignment, however, would correspond with the days of Messiah and His disciples which would change the course of Israel’s history forever. This time period in the Bible would line up with a “6th Party System” in American history which has yet to commence.
Both the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan Presidencies portrayed the life of King David whose life was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ (1 Chronicles 17:17). Jimmy Carter‘s Presidency foreshadowed Barack Obama. Does this mean that Ronald Reagan’s Presidency will foreshadow the next President? At the time of the writing of this article, Rand Paul was portraying the imagery of the “next Ronald Reagan.” However, as mentioned before, Donald Trump has eliminated this scenario.
In numerous ways, albeit different from the Libertarian aspect of Rand Paul, Donald Trump is bringing forth this “next Reagan” narrative.
The overriding theme that Donald Trump is bringing forth is that of an outsider to Washington who wants to make America great again. This is identical to Ronald Reagan. Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” is even a re-capitulation of Reagan’s slogan “Let’s Make America Great Again”.
The establishment sought to stultify Reagan as they are currently opposing Donald Trump. Critics did not consider Reagan a serious candidate and criticized him for his simplistic talk. The same is happening to Donald Trump.
Both Reagan and Trump rose to national prominence as “Democrats” who later changed their views to Conservatism. Both were media stars and talked “tough” in regards to foreign policy. Due to his “tough talk” many in the nation feared Reagan would ignite World War 3, many fear the same thing with Donald Trump. However, Reagan’s “tough talk” caused fear in the Russians, and coupled with his desire for peace prevented war and ultimately led to the end of the Cold War.
There are numerous other parallels between Trump & Reagan which will be examined in more detail if Trump becomes the President. Time will tell how the 2016 election plays out.