The Presidents Code – Gerald Ford
This is a summary of how Gerald Ford fits into the Presidents Code parable. For a more thorough explanation see: The Presidents Code – The Gerald Ford 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, Gerald Ford‘s name meaning is speaking of the victory of Israel over Canaan yet not completely destroying them as commanded. This led to corruption in the land and the days of the Judges where Israel would be in constant conflict with the nations around them. The period of the Judges culminated during the days of Samuel and ended with Israel setting up a king.
Gerald is from the Germanic name meaning ‘rule of the spear,’ from ‘ger’ meaning spear and ‘wald’ meaning rule. The word for rod/spear in Hebrew is טבש ‘shevet’ which is also the word for a tribe. Here we see the tribes of Israel, called to rule over the nations with a ‘rod of iron’ (Psalm 2:9; Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15). This would begin in the days of Saul and be fulfilled, at least in part, during the days of David and Solomon.
Rudolph is from a Germanic name ‘Hrodulf’ which is a combination of ‘hrod’ meaning fame and ‘wulf’ meaning a wolf. This is speaking of the corruption of Israel and their leaders (Ezekiel 22:24-27) which was displayed in the sons of Eli and led to the leadership of Samuel and Saul. Saul would also go astray as well which resulted in the anointing of David (1 Samuel 15:26; 16:13).
Ford has the meaning of a shallow place in a river or stream where one may cross. This points to the crossing over Israel into the ways of the nations where a king rules over them (1 Samuel 8:19-20).
Gerald Ford was born Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Leslie comes from the Gaelic ‘leas celyn’ meaning a garden of holly. Holly is a symbol of sun god worship, associated with the ivy of Bacchus/Saturn of which Israel went ‘a whoring’ after (Amos 5:26; Acts 7:43). This led to the Ark of the Covenant going into captivity and the Glory of the Lord departing from the land (1 Samuel 4:1-22).
Lynch is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic ‘Ó Loingsigh’ meaning a descendant of Loingseach. Loingseach means a ‘long ship’ referring to a mariner. In English, it is a topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside from the Old English ‘hlinc.’ This points to the wolves in sheep’s clothing which led Israel astray, causing them to go from ‘mountain to hill’ (Jeremiah 50:6) worshipping false gods upon every high hill (Ezekiel 34:6). It is this rebellion that led Israel to desire a king. Leadership is likened to the steering of a vessel upon water. A leader is one who ‘governs.’ The word govern comes from the Greek word ‘kybernan’ which means to steer or pilot a boat.
1 Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
1 Samuel 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
To lynch is to hang someone as a punishment for breaking the law. Here we see a picture of backslidden Israel (Jeremiah 7:23-24; Hosea 4:16), traversing on the waters of Babylon (Revelation 17:1).
King comes from the Old English ‘cyning’ meaning a king. The desire of Israel to have a king over them was the fruit of their rebellion (1 Samuel 8:5-8; 10:19).
Gerald Ford became President as a result of the resignation of Richard Nixon. His Presidency is a picture of the days of Samuel and Saul. The corruption of the Nixon Presidency is personified by the wickedness of the sons of Eli which occurred during the days that the Lord raised up Samuel to be a Judge of Israel.
Gerald Ford’s presidency is speaking of the transition from the days of the judges to the days of the kings. Israel rejected the Lord as their king and desired to be like the nations around them. Samuel appoints Saul as their king in which Israel was at war with the Philistines all his days. It was during these days that David rose up and defeated Goliath, later to become King.
The name meanings of Ford and the other heads of government during his Presidency is depicted in story form as such:
Israel is called to rule over the Promised land with a ‘rod of iron.’ A king was set up due to the rebelliousness of the people, manifest in the the wicked sons of the High Priest Eli. Israel desired to ‘cross over’ to the ways of the nations, and establish a king. Due to their wickedness in mixing the ways of the heathen, the Ark of the Covenant was taken into captivity. Israel ‘traversed upon the waters of Babylon’ and requested Samuel set up a man as their king, rejecting the Lord as their king. Saul is appointed as the strong leader of the people, in the land where the name of God is placed. Samuel warned the people that a king would lead to their mourning yet they did not turn back from their desire and appointed a man as their king, rejecting the kingship of the Lord. The Philistine champion Goliath of the lineage of the Nephilim, the mighty men of old, challenges Israel at this time. He stood in the valley between the army of the Philistines and Israel wearing a garment of a giant warrior. David, the ‘bright warrior,’ stands up against this Philistine and slays him, gaining the support of all the nation. There was ‘duel’ leadership in Israel during these days between King Saul and the anointed future King David. A time of warfare against the Philistines, of whom were the giants.
The above ‘story’ comes from the following names:
President Gerald Ford 1974-1977
Vice President Nelson Rockefeller 1974-1977
House Speaker Carl Albert 1971-1977
House Speaker Tip O’Neill 1977-1987
White House Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld 1974-1975
White House Chief of Staff Dick Cheney 1975-1977
Ford’s Presidency is a picture of the days of Samuel and King Saul. Ford became Vice President and then President as a result of the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon, corresponding with the rise to power of King Saul as a result of the wickedness of the sons of Eli the High Priest. Ford was President during the Bicentennial, a remembrance of the Declaration of Independence where Jesus was proclaimed as the King of America. In the Biblical narrative, David is anointed as King during this time, whose life depicts in shadow picture form, Jesus the Messiah.
Updated Version will include:
President Gerald Ford 8/9/1974-1/20/1977 Republican
Vice President Nelson Rockefeller 12/19/1974-1/20/1977 Republican
House Speaker Carl Albert continued 1/21/1971-1/3/1977 Democratic
President Pro Tempore James Eastland continued 7/28/1972-12/27/1978 Democratic
Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield continued 1/3/1961-1/3/1977 Democratic
Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld 9/21/1974-11/20/1975
Chief of Staff Dick Cheney 11/21/1975-1/20/1977