The Presidents Code – Bill Clinton
This is a summary of how Bill Clinton fits into the Presidents Code parable. For a more thorough explanation see: The Presidents Code – The Bill Clinton Presidency
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, Bill Clinton‘s name meaning is speaking of the message of the prophets of repentance unto salvation, otherwise the wrath of God unto exile would occur. The prophets admonished the people to ‘break up their fallow ground’ so that the Word of God could enter their hearts and lead unto life and happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Bill is a diminutive of William from the Germanic name ‘Willahelm,’ which is composed of the words ‘wil’ meaning will or desire and ‘helm’ meaning helmet or protection. This name points to the helmet of salvation who is Messiah (Isaiah 59:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Ephesians 5:23; 6:17; Colossians 1:18).
As mentioned previously in this book, this name depicts the desire of man to put on the ‘helmet of salvation.’ This ‘helmet of salvation’ is Jesus Christ (Isaiah 59:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Ephesians 5:23; 6:17; Colossians 1:18). It is through the message of the prophets, whose life Clinton depicts, that mankind is prepared for the Messiah (1 Peter 1:11). This ‘helmet’ is the hope of which leads man to salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:1). The phrase ‘helmet of salvation’ comes from Isaiah 59:17. This chapter depicts the story of Israel, in particular the days of the kings and prophets. Man’s iniquities had separated him from God (Isaiah 59:1-17), preventing them from knowing the way of peace (Isaiah 59:8). There was no man who could save them so the Lord saved them by Himself, redeeming them from transgression through His covenant (Isaiah 59:16-21). This will be discussed in more detail throughout this chapter.
Jefferson is from the Medieval name Geoffrey which is from a French form of a Germanic name. The first part is from either ‘gawia’ meaning territory, ‘walah’ meaning stranger or ‘gisil’ meaning hostage and the second part is from ‘frid’ meaning peace.
Here we see Israel, who desired peace but would not walk in His ways in order to attain it (Isaiah 48:18-22; Deuteronomy 32:1-43; Psalm 81:10-15; Luke 19:41-42). Hence, a stranger entered into their territory and took them hostage. This points to the time period of the kings and prophets. The prophets were sent by the Most High to warn Israel and lead them into the way of peace but the people rebelled and were sent into exile (Isaiah 59:8).
Bill Clinton’s original last name was Blythe which comes from an Old English surname meaning cheerful. Here we see the message of the prophets. They were sent to warn Israel of their sins, to admonish them to repent and turn to righteousness or judgment would come. After the sentence of judgment was described, the path of repentance and restoration was given as hope that even in judgment and exile, His people can and will be saved (Jeremiah 3:12-22; 4:1-4; 23:3-8; 29:12-14; 30:11; 31:20; 33:26; Isaiah 10:21-27; 14:24-25; 44:22; 52:7-15; Ezekiel 20:32-44; 33:11; Hosea 6:1; 14:1-3; Joel 2:18-22; Amos 9:7-15; Micah 7:18-20; Zephaniah 3:1-20; Zechariah 8:9-23).
Clinton is from a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning ‘settlement on the River Glyme.’ The River Glyme is a river in Oxfordshire, England. It is a tributary of the River Evenlode. The river’s name is derived from the Brythonic word meaning ‘bright stream.’
A ‘bright stream’ describes the Hebrew concept of ‘breaking up your fallow ground.’ The Hebrew word for light ניר ‘niyr’ is literally a picture of a farmer breaking up fallow ground which reveals the water beneath that reflects the light of the sun. The prophets speak of this breaking up of the fallow ground as the unrepentant heart of carnal man being broken in order for His Word to be implanted within (Jeremiah 4:1-7; Hosea 10:9-15). This is a description of circumcision of the heart and being born again (Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6, Jeremiah 31:33; 32:39-40; Ezekiel 11:19-20; Romans 2:28-29; Colossians 2:11-13; John 3:3-5; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9; James 1:18-21; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10-11; Galatians 6:15-16; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
Bill Clinton’s Presidency pictures the time period of the Kings and Prophets of Israel. The message that went forth from the prophets of judgment if the people would not repent and restoration if repentance would come after the judgment. Herein lies the character of Bill Clinton. He is a self described sinner that proclaims the grace of God as the only way of overcoming this state. Throughout his life, Clinton seems to always ‘bounce back’ from mistakes and adversity. He gained the nickname ‘Comeback Kid’ as a result of this seemingly uncanny ability of being able to rise up after falling down. He came from a lowly estate to great heights only to fall and rise over and over again. This theme of falling and rising again would continue throughout his life. This is the story of Israel (Psalm 106:1-48).
Bill Clinton’s Presidency depicts the days of the Kings and Prophets of Israel. Israel returned to the idolatrous ways which they walked during the time of the Judges. The Prophets were sent to warn them of punishment but also give the hope of restoration through repentance. Israel would going into exile into Assyria and later Babylon but the promise of the redemption was given where Israel would return to the Promised land in preparation for the appearing of the Sun of Righteousness.
The name meanings of Clinton and the other heads of government during his Presidency is depicted in story form as such:
Israel’s iniquities had separated them from God, preventing them from knowing the way of peace. There was no man who could save them so the Lord saved them by Himself, redeeming them from transgression through His covenant. Israel desired peace but would not walk in His ways in order to attain it. Hence, a stranger entered into their territory and took them hostage. God sent His prophets to warn the people of judgment but also of the path of repentance and restoration through breaking up their fallow ground, circumcising their hearts. Nebuchadnezzar, pictured by Daniel as the head of gold and the lion with eagle’s wings, was sent to bring Israel into the yoke of slavery in the land of Babylon. Israel had waxed fat and went astray which led to wars with their neighbors and ultimately exile into the nations. They were sent into new lands because they rejected their calling as kings and priests to those nations. The prophets sent the message of returning to the law of Moses to the camp of God and the promise of the Sun of Righteousness who would arise with healing in His wings. Israel turned away from faith in God but was promised redemption through the One who holds the key of David. Though the lion had entered the flock, yet the Good Shepherd would redeem His sheep. They would be planted again in the height of His mountain. The beloved camp of God would be regathered by His mighty power.
The above ‘story’ comes from the following names:
President Bill Clinton 1993-2001
Vice President Al Gore 1993-2001
House Speaker Tom Foley 1991-1995
House Speaker Newt Gingrich 1995-1999
House Speaker Dennis Hastert 1999-2007
White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty 1993-1994
White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta 1994-1997
White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles 1997-1998
White House Chief of Staff John Podesta 1998-2001
Clinton’s Presidency was a portrayal of his nickname the ‘Comeback Kid.’ Throughout his life, he would make many mistakes but inevitably always bounce back. His life displays the state of Israel during the period of the kings. They had turned away from God but the promise of redemption was given and guaranteed to be fulfilled.
Updated Version will include:
President Bill Clinton 1/20/1993-1/20/2001 Democratic
Vice President Al Gore 1/20/1993-1/20/2001 Democratic
House Speaker Tom Foley continued 6/6/1989-1/3/1995 Democratic
President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd continued 1/3/1989-1/4/1995 Democratic
Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell continued 1/3/1989-1/3/1995 Democratic
Chief of Staff Thomas McLarty 1/20/1993-7/27/1994
Chief of Staff Leon Panetta 7/17/1994-1/20/1997
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole 1/3/1995-6/11/1996 Republican
House Speaker Newt Gingrich 1/4/1995-1/3/1999 Republican
President Pro Tempore Strom Thurmon 1/4/1995-1/3/2001 Republican
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott 6/12/1996-1/3/2001 Republican
Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles 1/20/1997-10/30/1998
Chief of Staff John Podesta 10/30/1998-1/20/2001
House Speaker Dennis Hastert 1/6/1999-1/3/2007 Republican