Four Presidents have been assassinated in American history. In the Presidents Code, all of these assassinations are parables which point to the death of Messiah. Abraham Lincoln‘s assassination was a picture of the fulfillment of the Promised Seed given to Abraham.
James Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau which pictured Jacob’s spiritual path from the supplanting son of Isaac to Israel, the overcomer (Genesis 32:28). Who are the overcomers? Those who put their faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (1 John 2:14; 4:4; 5:4-5; Revelation 12:11).
William McKinley was the third President assassinated. His assassination was a picture of Joseph being thrown into a pit by his brothers but when Reuben came back to retrieve him he was gone. This was a foreshadowing of the resurrection of the Messiah (Matthew 28:6).
John F. Kennedy was the last President assassinated. His murder was a picture of the serpent being raised on a pole which brought healing to Israel. This was a foreshadow of Jesus who was raised on a cross for the healing of the nations (John 3:14-15).
In the Presidents Code, JFK’s Presidency portrayed the second generation of Israel in the wilderness. Kennedy’s Presidency represented the youth of America, the ‘new generation,’ corresponding with the aforementioned group of Israelites. His Presidency was defined by the Civil Rights Movement which displayed the Word of God given through Moses and his assassination which depicted Israel’s deliverance from rebellion by the serpent on a pole, a foreshadowing of the crucifixion of Messiah. His Presidency also saw an escalation in the Cold War which pointed to the wars which Israel began to engage in with the Canaanites.
In the wilderness Israel was healed through looking upon the serpent on a pole (Numbers 21:9). This was a figure of mankind being saved through ‘looking’ upon the Messiah on the cross (John 3:14-15; Luke 3:6; Isaiah 52:10). This victory by Jesus, which was displayed in figure by the serpent on a pole, was the fulfillment of the promise of the victory of the Seed of the woman over the serpent in Genesis 3:15. Is it any surprise then that we see JFK assassinated by a deadly head wound, a parable of the crucifixion of Messiah where the head of the serpent is crushed?
Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Acts 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,
Acts 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
As mentioned before, Lee Harvey Oswald is said to be responsible for JFK’s death. His name meaning is also pointing to this time of Israel entering Canaan to do battle with the Canaanites in order to rule over the land.
Lee is a surname which is derived from the Old English ‘leah’ which means a clearing. Harvey is from the Breton name ‘Haerviu’ which means battle worthy. Oswald comes from the Old English words ‘os’ meaning God and ‘weald’ meaning rule. Here we see Israel, as representatives of God, entering the land of Canaan to do battle with those nations and to ‘clear’ out the land of their unrighteous ways (Numbers 33:52; Exodus 23:34; Deuteronomy 7:2-5; 12:2-3; 20:16-18; Joshua 11:11-12).