The Presidents Code – William Howard Taft (summary)

The Presidents Code – William Howard Taft

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The Presidents Code is a ‘cypher’ based upon the name meanings of the U.S. Presidents. Amazingly, their name meanings tell the story of the Biblical text, from the beginning of creation unto the coming of Messiah. In and of itself this is an incredible display of the Hand of God directing the course of history in America. However, this is just the start. Based upon the premise of this code, it is seen that the very characters of the Presidents, from their personal characters to the events that occurred during their Presidencies reveal in parable form the exact same events of the Biblical narrative of which their name meanings describe.

In the Presidents Code, William Howard Taft‘s name meaning is speaking of the hope of salvation of mankind. This is pictured in Joseph during the seven years of famine and ultimately pointing to the Son of God who would be sent as salvation for all of mankind.

William comes from the Germanic words ‘wil’ meaning desire and ‘helm’ meaning the head, or helmet/protection. This is pointing to Jacob’s desire of ‘protection’ from the famine (Genesis 42:1-2) and on a deeper level, the hope of salvation of mankind (Genesis 47:13-26).

Howard derives from several sources.  The first source is the Anglo-Norman name ‘Huard’ which comes from the Germanic name ‘Hughard.’  Hughard comes from the word ‘hug’ meaning heart or mind and ‘hard’ meaning brave. Howard then has the meaning of ‘braveheart.’

Howard also traces back to the Old Norse name ‘Havardr.’  ‘Havardr’ comes from ‘ha’ meaning high and ‘varor’ meaning guardian or defender. ‘Havardr’ is related to the Middle English word ‘ewehirde’ which means a ‘ewe herder’ or shepherd. The guardian from on high.

This is pointing to Joseph, who was a picture of the Good Shepherd who feeds His flock in the midst of trouble, the Angel who fed Jacob all the days of his life (Genesis 48:15; Psalm 23:1-6).

Taft is of Old French origin meaning ‘homestead.’  It could also trace to an Old English word meaning ‘marsh or river.’ This is referring to the days of Israel dwelling in Goshen (Genesis 47:27) which was situated in the Nile Delta formed because of the Nile River.

Here we see a picture of the Lord answering Jacob’s desire for His Salvation, His ישועה ‘yeshuah’ (Genesis 49:18).  On the surface level, this is speaking of Joseph being sent into Egypt for the salvation of mankind during his days (Genesis 50:2), but ultimately to the salvation of mankind through the Son of God. The Hebrew word ישועה ‘yeshuah,’ is the source of the Hebrew name of Jesus, ישוע ‘Yeshua.’ ישוע ‘Yeshua’ literally means the Shepherd who watches over His flock, saving them from their enemies.

This hope in Him, while dwelling in the Promised Land is associated with a ‘braveheart’ (Deuteronomy 3:28; 31:6-7, 23; Joshua 1:6-9; 10:25) and to the time of Jacob blessing his children in Egypt (Genesis 49:18).  Bravery in Hebrew is אמץ ‘amatz’ which means strength.  This is linked with putting on the helmet of salvation (1 Corinthians 16:13; Ephesians 6:10-18).

William Howard Taft’s Presidency is a picture of the hope of Jacob for the Lord’s salvation. Salvation from the inhabitants of Canaan, from famine, and deliverance from Egypt at the set time. This is the period of time where Joseph was sent to prison and delivered out to become the right hand man of Pharaoh which is a shadow picture of the death and resurrection of the Messiah who would ascend to the Right Hand of the Father in Heaven. This is the fulfillment of mankind’s desire for salvation.

The name meanings of Taft and the other heads of government during his Presidency is depicted in story form as such:

Jacob desired protection during the famine so he sent his sons to Egypt to gather food to preserve their lives.  This led to Israel being reunited with Joseph, the guardian of the riches of Egypt.  Joseph had been wrongfully imprisoned as he was tested by the Word of the Lord but later brought into great blessing becoming the ruler of Egypt.  Through faith, Joseph was established and blessed with two sons.  Joseph nourished his family during the famine in the land of Goshen.  Joseph’s feet were set free from the stocks of prison when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams.  Joseph was made great by Pharaoh because he correctly interpreted his dreams of the coming seven years of plenty and warned of the seven years of famine which would follow.  Israel and his family went down into Egypt where they would prosper due to the blessing of the Lord.  Joseph tested his brothers before finding them worthy and giving them the best of the land which he ruled.  Israel lived as freemen in the land of Goshen, being nourished by Joseph while the rest of Egypt was sold into the hands of Pharaoh.  Joseph was the ruler of Egypt but still believed in the promise that God would bring Israel back to the land promised to Abraham.  Joseph was the preserver of life, yet enslaved many to Pharaoh.  At the end of Jacob’s life, he prayed that the Angel who redeemed him from evil would bless the sons of Joseph.

The above ‘story’ comes from the following names:

President William Howard Taft: Jacob desired protection during the famine so he sent his sons to Egypt to gather food to preserve their lives.  This led to Israel being reunited with Joseph, the guardian of the riches of Egypt.

Vice President James S. Sherman: Joseph had been wrongfully imprisoned as he was tested by the Word of the Lord but later brought into great blessing becoming the ruler of Egypt.

Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon: Joseph had been wrongfully imprisoned as he was tested by the Word of the Lord but later brought into great blessing becoming the ruler of Egypt.

President Pro Tempore William P. Frye: Through faith, Joseph was established and blessed with two sons.

Chief Justice Edward Douglass White: Joseph nourished his family during the famine in the land of Goshen.

Speaker of the House Champ Clark: Joseph’s feet were set free from the stocks of prison when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams.

President Pro Tempore Augustus O. Bacon: Joseph was made great by Pharaoh because he correctly interpreted his dreams of the coming seven years of plenty and warned of the seven years of famine which would follow.

President Pro Tempore Charles Curtis: Israel and his family went down into Egypt where they would prosper due to the blessing of the Lord.

President Pro Tempore Jacob H. Gallinger: Joseph tested his brothers before finding them worthy and giving them the best of the land which he ruled.

President Pro Tempore Frank B. Brandegee: Israel lived as freemen in the land of Goshen, being nourished by Joseph while the rest of Egypt was sold into the hands of Pharaoh.

President Pro Tempore Henry Cabot Lodge: Joseph was the ruler of Egypt but still believed in the promise that God would bring Israel back to the land promised to Abraham.

Secretary of State Philander C. Knox: Joseph was the preserver of life, yet enslaved many to Pharaoh.  At the end of Jacob’s life, he prayed that the Angel who redeemed him from evil would bless the sons of Joseph.

Taft’s large size, his desire to be a judge and later appointment as well as his post Presidency efforts promoting world peace depict Joseph’s rulership in Egypt. During Taft’s Presidency the Sixteenth Amendment was passed which also points to Joseph’s rule in Egypt and the storing of grain to preserve life.

 

Links:

Thanksgiving Proclamations – William Howard Taft

 

The Presidents Code

The Presidents Code

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