The Presidents Code – 2012 Election

The Presidents Code – 2012 Election

 

The 2012 Election saw President Barack Obama running for re-election against Republican candidate Mitt Romney.  Either candidate would have continued the “Presidents Code” but there are a few events which occurred which pointed to President Obama being re-elected.  We will discuss those events at the end of this article.  First, lets look at the candidates and see how their elections would continue the “code”.

If President Obama was re-elected, the storyline of Jesus would continue. If Mitt Romney would have been elected, the same period would have been displayed, albeit with a focus on the religious leaders of the time. Mitt Romney’s name meaning is pointing to the corrupt leadership in Israel during the days of the Messiah. His name links very strongly to King Herod.  The Presidency of George W. Bush depicted the days of corrupt leadership in Israel during the Second Temple period as well. It is no surprise then that Mitt Romney associated himself with many of the same advisors as President Bush. His top advisors, including those on foreign policy, the economy and education were primarily from the Bush administration. This election then was a replay of the two choices in 2008.

The 2008 election saw the choice between Barack Obama and John McCain.  John McCain’s name meaning also pointed to the wicked leadership of Israel in the Second Temple period. Like Romney, McCain was very similar in policy to George W. Bush.  Many even joked that a McCain Presidency would be a third term of George W. Bush.

John means camp of Yah, referring to Israel. McCain means the son of Cain, speaking of the wicked leaders of Israel during the days spoken of in the New Testament writings (John 8:44; Matthew 23:15; 1 John 3:12).

I know it is hard for Christians to think that the Presidency of Barack Obama is a portrayal of the days of Jesus Christ as numerous liberal policies of President Obama are in contradiction to the teachings of the Bible, for example his liberal views on abortion and gay marriage.  However, looking at the name meanings of President Obama and those in leadership during his time in office clearly display the storyline of the life of Jesus.  Following are the name meanings of political leadership which have occurred during the Obama administration:

Jesus, the Blessed, beautiful One, descends from heaven to take upon the sins of humanity in His death, then resurrects and ascends to the Right Hand of the Father. Through His death, He gathers mankind back to God and declares His name. He is the Good Shepherd who gives His life to gather together His flock, both Jews and Gentiles. John the Baptist was sent with the true message of the law, to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord. He was a voice crying in the wilderness, baptizing and purifying Israel to meet their King. Israel was prepared to receive the grace and truth of God through Jesus, the Son of Man. He is the foundation of the church, the Israel of God. The Exalted One, came from heaven to earth to give victory to Israel. He is the Olive Tree of Israel, Immanuel, God with us. He is the stone cut without hands sent from heaven to the earth to bring about God’s kingdom, sitting upon the throne of David. He is the Helmet of Salvation who delivers mankind so that they may be joined unto His assembly and proclaim, ‘who is like thee O God.’ Jesus is the Seed of the woman who defeats the seed of the serpent. The serpent pierced His feet and hands but in doing so had his head crushed. Through His offering as the Lamb of God, Jesus became the victorious Lion of the Tribe of Judah.  The noble vine, Israel, was cut down that it might be “born again” and rejoined to the Son of God.  The Messiah suffered on the mountain of Olives, enduring the cross that He might be crowned Head of the nations.

I have examined the life and character of President Obama and have come to the conclusion that his message agrees with the message of the Christ, yet his politics correspond more with the religious leaders of Jesus’ days.

In 2008, Barack Obama rose to prominence through his message of hope and change which resonated in the hearts of the people as they had grown jaded towards the government as a result of years of corruption. So too, when the Messiah came on the scene, the people of Israel were ready for a change as a result of the corruption of the religious leaders of their days (Matthew 23:4; Acts 15:10).

However, while there have been some changes from the previous administration, for the most part, America is still headed in the same general direction. This too corresponds with the aforementioned time period in the Bible. Although the Messiah had come to earth, the political power of the nation was still in the hands of the Pharisees and Sadducees which was portrayed by the Presidency of George W. Bush.  Bush’s Presidency was a depiction of the second Temple period, from the time of the Maccabees to the rise in power of scribes and rabbis.

Now, let us move on to Mitt Romney’s name meaning.

Mitt Romney

Willard, is Romney’s real first name. It is a Germanic name derived from the elements ‘wil’ which means will or desire and ‘hard’ which means hardy or cruel. A strong, hard will. Jesus, referring back to the words of Isaiah, applied this to the religious leaders who rejected Him. Their unrepentant heart kept their hearts far from Him (Isaiah 29:10-13; 6:9-10; Matthew 15:7-9; Mark 7:6-13). Cruelty was also a characteristic of these false shepherds of Israel (Ezekiel 34:4; Isaiah 56:11).

A mitt is a glove that fits on either hand. The word ‘mitt’ comes from the Middle English ‘myten’ which means the middle or center. This corresponds with Romney’s character of being a ‘flip-flopper’ who changed his mind on many major issues throughout his political career. This is also pointing to the Pharisees who attempted to serve two masters, God and mammon (Luke 16:13-14; 20:47; Matthew 23:14).

Romney is of Old Welsh origin and refers to a winding, meandering river. Again, this depicts the changing or meandering positions of Romney during his political life. His name is a portrayal of a double minded man who is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).

It is not the purpose of this article to go into a condemnatory treatise on the Mormon faith. It is important to note however, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints proclaims to be a Christian church, yet has separated itself from mainstream Christendom. This corresponds to Herod who, although set up as King of the Jews, was not a Jew but an Edomite.

Former Mormon President and ‘prophet’ Gordon B. Hinckley even went so far as to say that the Jesus of Mormonism is different from the Jesus of mainstream Christianity.

The LDS Church News, in June 1998, reported the following:
“In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ. No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times'”

However, Hinckley maintained he is a Christian.

“Am I Christian?” Hinckley asked rhetorically, “Of course I am. I believe in Christ. I talk of Christ. I pray through Christ. I’m trying to follow Him and live His gospel in my life”.

In 37 BC Marc Antony set up Herod as king of the Jews, yet in reality he was an Edomite. He was a false king. Herod knew of his illegitimacy which is why he attempted to kill Jesus when He was born as Jesus was the true King of Israel (Matthew 2:1-18).

Another important connection to note between Mitt Romney and King Herod is the ‘god-man’ concept. Mormons are known for their belief that they will become gods. Here a few examples from Mormon writings which proclaim this doctrine of man becoming god.

Joseph Smith, the Founder of the Mormon religion said:
“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted Man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens. That is the great secret…Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you.” {Journal of Discourses 6}

The fifth LDS prophet Lorenzo Snow said in 1840, “As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.”

Brigham Young also said, “The Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming Gods like Himself” (Journal Of Discourses 3:93).

This idea of man being a god corresponds with Herod who was also proclaimed as such.

Acts 12:21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
Acts 12:22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

 

Ron Paul & Mitt Romney

Another link between Herod and Mitt Romney is the beheading of John the Baptist (Matthew 14:10).  This relationship was seen, in parable form, in the 2012 Republican primaries between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.  In the code, Ron Paul is a portrayal of John the Baptist.

In the 2012 race for President there were numerous parallels between Herod’s relationship with John the Baptist and Mitt Romney’s relationship with Ron Paul.

Scripture declares that Herod imprisoned John the Baptist and wanted him killed but would not do so openly because of fear (Matthew 14:5). Eventually, on his birthday he did have John beheaded at the behest of his wife (Matthew 14:6-11). Romney’s campaign never went on a full scale attack against Ron Paul during the 2012 campaign but during the Republican convention, or it could be said Romney’s ‘birthday,’ his true intentions were seen.

In the 2012 primaries, Mitt Romney made a conscious effort not to attack Ron Paul openly because, presumably, he feared him and the following he had attained.  So too, Herod feared John the Baptist (Mark 6:20).

A good example of why Romney feared Dr. Paul is seen in the 2008 primaries, Ron Paul had made a mockery of Mitt Romney’s response to a foreign policy question asked by Chris Matthews during a debate. Matthews asked:
“If you were President of the United States, would you need to go to Congress to get authorization to take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities?”

Romney responded:
“Uh, you sit down with your attorneys to tell you what you have to do. But obviously the President of the United States has to do what is in the best interest of the United States to protect us against a potential threat. The President did that as he was planning to move into Iraq and received the authorization of Congress…”

Matthews interrupted with the question, “did he need it?”

“Uh, you know we are gonna let the lawyers sort out what he needed to do and what he didn’t need to do, but certainly what you want to do is have the agreement of all the people in leadership of our government as well as our friends around the world where the circumstances are available…”

Ron Paul was asked the same question, “do you believe the President needs authorization from Congress to attack strategic targets in Iran?”

“Absolutely. This idea of going and talking to attorneys totally baffles me. Why don’t we just open up the Constitution and read it? You’re not allowed to go war without a declaration of war!”

 

In the above video, Ron Paul was referring to Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution which says that only Congress is given the power to declare war. The last time that Congress formally declared war was in 1941 after Pearl Harbor was attacked. This means that since World War II, virtually none of the wars fought by the United States have been authorized by the Constitution.

 

In 1973, Congress passed the War Powers Resolution to prevent un-constitutional wars.  However, nearly every President since Gerald Ford has openly defied these War Powers Resolutions.  In the “Presidents Code” this displays the theme of kings ruling over Israel unto the the time of Caesar ruling over Israel.

In the 2012 Primaries, Romney avoided the same mistakes by referring to Ron Paul as the ‘constitutionalist.’ During a debate, Romney was asked by George Stephanopoulos if states had the right to ban contraception.

” I don’t know of any candidate that wants to do so, you’re asking could it constitutionally be done? We can ask our constitutionalist here [gesturing to Ron Paul]”

 

In the 2012 Primaries, the only person left between Mitt Romney and the nomination was Ron Paul. Through a strong grassroots movement, Ron Paul had amassed an estimated 500 or more delegates and won the majority of delegates in more than 5 states which would have given him at least a speaking spot at the Convention. There were even rumors of numerous ‘stealth’ delegates which would have voted for Ron Paul to cause a brokered convention. While a brokered convention was unlikely, the fear of chaos at the convention was foreseen by the Romney campaign and the Republican party.

Although Mitt Romney had been already been declared the presumptive nominee, these delegates could have caused an embarrassing situation to occur on the floor of the Republican convention where Romney would not have appeared as having the entire Republican party behind him. Perception is important in politics and the Republican party did not want to have Romney appear weak as he ran against an incumbent President.

To prevent this embarrassment, numerous rule changes were passed on the convention floor which caused much controversy. After taking a floor vote on the new rules, there was an obvious audible split between the ‘ayes’ and the ‘nays’ with some observers saying the ‘nays’ had the majority, but Speaker John Boehner proclaimed that the ‘ayes have it’ leading to a plethora of boos coming from the crowd. This is significant as after the clear display of opposing votes, Republican Party protocol declares that a roll call vote should have been made. The next day it came out why that roll call was not made. Speaker Boehner was reading off of a teleprompter and disregarded completely the delegates who opposed the new rules.

This is important to note as it reveals that the Republican party had already decided to pass the new rules regardless of any opposition on the floor.

The new rules that were passed bound delegates to the winner of the primary vote for each state. For instance, Ron Paul had the majority of delegates in states like Iowa and Maine but due to the new rules, these delegates would not be allowed to vote for Paul at the convention because he didn’t win the Primary vote. This unjust rule change even caused the Maine delegates to walk out in protest.

During the first day of the convention, Ron Paul made an appearance on the floor which caused a resounding round of applause and chants of ‘Let him speak.’ Days before the convention Ron Paul gave an interview with the New York Times and said that the convention organizers offered him a speaking role, but only if he gave a ‘full-fledged endorsement’ of Mitt Romney and agreed to have his remarks pre-approved. Ron Paul said ‘it wouldn’t be my speech’ and that to compromise ‘would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years.” Consequently, Dr. Paul did not endorse Mitt Romney and was not given a speaking spot at the Republican Convention.  However, the weekend before the ‘official’ convention a Ron Paul rally was held where he got to speak for over an hour to a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 people.

These things are mentioned to give a small picture of how Mitt Romney obtained the Republican nomination and show how Ron Paul was unfairly treated.  Michael Alford documents this in more detail in his book “Swindled: How the GOP Cheated Ron Paul and Lost Themselves the Election“.

In essence, the 2012 primaries were a display of John the Baptist being imprisoned. The 2012 Republican Convention was a display of Herod beheading John. During the convention, Ron Paul adviser Doug Wead, spoke of Mitt Romney threatening Ron Paul during the 2012 primaries. Wead said that Romney threatened Ron Paul with a ‘PR A Bomb’ using his massive amounts of money to ‘destroy the name Ron Paul forever.’ Many had wondered why the two did not debate each other in the Spring of 2012 after the rest of the Presidential candidates dropped out of the race and why Ron Paul did not go on the attack against Romney during the campaign. This response by Wead, seemed to answer these questions.

These threats by Romney were a type of ‘binding’ of Ron Paul, corresponding with the imprisonment of John the Baptist (Mark 6:17). Televised debates between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney would have clearly displayed their differences and brought forth Dr. Paul’s message to a larger audience. A speaking spot at the Republican convention would have given Ron Paul even more influence as a large majority of Americans do not pay attention to Presidential races until the conventions. The actions of the Republican party at their convention and their refusal to allow Dr. Paul to speak at the convention, corresponds with the beheading or “silencing” of John the Baptist.

There is a lot more to this story but this should suffice for now to display the Herod – John the Baptist, Mitt Romney – Ron Paul parallel.  These events surrounding Ron Paul and the unjust actions by the Republican party may turn out to play a significant role in the shaping of America’s politics in the years to come. I will try to share more on this in a post called the “6th Party System”.

Now this article is not portraying that message and character of Mitt Romney is entirely negative. Romney’s election theme is to ‘Restore America.’ This corresponds with the message that was going forth in Israel by John the Baptist and Jesus Malachi 3:3-4; 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11-12; Mark 9:11-13). As was seen in the Chapter on Barack Obama, his message corresponded with the message of Jesus but his actions with those of the religious leaders of that period. The same can be said, of Mitt Romney.

Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan’s name also points to the time period of Jesus, in particular the time frame of his crucifixion.

Paul comes from the Roman name ‘Paulus’ meaning small or humble.

Davis comes from the name דוד ‘David’ meaning beloved.

Ryan comes from an Irish surname which is derived from ‘Ó Riain’ meaning descendent of Rían.   Rían means ‘little king.’

This name points to Jesus the beloved One (Matthew 3:17; 12:18; Mark 1:11), who is brought low at the cross (Philippians 2:5-8), by the hands of ‘little kings’ Herod and Pilate. Both Herod and Pilate were rulers over the land but were underlings to the Roman Caesar, hence they were ‘little kings.’

This was the time in which the kings and rulers conspired against the Lord and His Anointed but their plans were thwarted by the victory of His resurrection (Psalm 2:1-3; Acts 2:23; 4:25-27). Jesus overcame their attempts to silence the Gospel by crucifying Him. He resurrected and gave His disciples the mission of spreading this Gospel to the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:47-48; Acts 1:8) accompanied with power to do so (Acts 1:8; 4:33; Romans 1:4-5).

Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

There is an interesting thought that comes to mind about the hurricane that occurred during the Republican Convention in light of the ‘Presidents Code.’ The hurricane’s name was Isaac which means laughter. If Romney and Ryan would have gotten elected they would pictured either Herod or Pilate who are ‘kings’ set against the LORD God (Acts 4:27). It is these kings which God ‘laughs’ at in their futile plans to ‘rule the world’ (Psalm 2).

So we can see that whoever is elected, the ‘code’ will continue. From the research I have done, this has been the case for the other 56 elections as well. Some have been more obvious than others but either way, the message of the Bible would have been displayed. Regardless of who is put into office and which direction the country takes, God is in control (Psalm 22:28; 75:7; Daniel 2:21; John 3:27; 19:11).

Now, lets examine in a couple of events which occurred during the 2012 Presidential campaign which pointed to Barack Obama being re-elected.

Hurricane Sandy

Now, lets examine the event which occurred during the 2012 Presidential campaign which pointed to Barack Obama being re-elected.  This was Hurricane Sandy.  As a matter of fact, after the election Mitt Romney blamed Hurricane Sandy for his loss.  Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast of the United States at the end of October, just days before the general election.  Republicans believe that the hurricane stopped Mitt Romney’s “momentum” and allowed President Obama to be portrayed as a strong leader.

The meaning of the name Sandy is “defender of men”.  This is the role of Jesus the Messiah, the Defender of mankind (Psalm 109:31; Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:15-16; Luke 22:31-32; Romans 8:31-34; 1 John 2:2).  In Hebrew, to defend is the word ישע ‘yesha’ which is the source of the name ישוע ‘Yeshua,’ the Hebrew name of Jesus.

Going deeper, in the Scriptures, The LORD God speaks through the whirlwind (Job 38:1).  The Hebrew word for hurricane or whirlwind is סופה ‘sopha’ which is picturing a circling wind which devours the land in its mouth.  Literally, the word means to “turn” or “return” to the mouth.  The mouth is analogous to the Word, even the Hebrew word for mouth {פה ‘peh’} is translated as word in some occasions in Scripture (Genesis 41:40; Numbers 3:16, 51; 4:45 etc).  Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-2, 14).

ישע ‘yesha’ is translated in the Septuagint by the Greek word for mercy, which is associated with God’s love, revealed in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5; Luke 1:50-75; Romans 15:9).  In his victory speech after the election, President Obama’s spoke of the importance of love as a bond that unites.

“This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history but that’s not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture, are all the envy of the world but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores. What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth, the belief that our destiny is shared, that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and the future generations so that the freedom so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights, and among those are love, and charity, and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

And making the difficult compromises needed to move the country forward but that common bond is where we must begin.”

 

Chris Christie & Barack Obama

Republicans also pointed to the cooperation of President Obama and Republican governor Chris Christie as a contributing factor to Obama’s re-election.  Governor Christie openly praised President Obama for his leadership which, many Republicans, also blamed for Romney’s loss.

Christie’s role in Hurricane Sandy is significant as his name meaning points directly the Jesus Christ.

Chris is a nickname for Christopher which means “bearing Christ”.

James comes from the name Jacob.  Jacob comes from the Hebrew word עקב ‘aqav’ which means to restrain or a heel as a heel is restrained when one takes a step forward.  It is a word associated with struggle and warfare tracing back to the warfare between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent (Genesis 3:15).

Christie means son of Christopher or “son of Christian”.  It is a “pet form” of the personal name Christian.  Here then in Chris Christie’s name is seen three direct references to Jesus the Messiah.  Because an Obama victory would continue the storyline of the Messiah as opposed to a Romney victory which would put the focus on the rulers of Israel during the days of Messiah, this series of events led me to believe with certainty that Obama would be re-elected.
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