The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore John Gaillard (2)
On November 25th 1814, John Gaillard was elected to the office of President Pro Tempore for the second time. As the Vice Presidency was vacant, Gaillard became the next in line of succession to the Presidency.
His name meaning is pointing to the promise of the Seed of the woman and the joy which comes through victory in Him. Gaillard would remain as President Pro Tempore through the rest of James Madison‘s Presidency and continue into James Monroe‘s term. Monroe’s Presidency depicts much the same story as James Madison.
John means camp or grace of Yah. The grace of Yah, promised to come as the Seed of the woman is the theme of this chapter.
Gaillard is of Middle English origin and means to be brave and joyous. Adam and Eve were to be brave, trusting in God’s grace that He would give them victory over the serpent through their Seed. This Seed, Jesus Christ, would bring this victory and joy to all of mankind (Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 12:3; 25:9; 1 John 1:3-4).
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