The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore John Gaillard
John Gaillard become President Pro Tempore for the first time in 1810 and served for about 10 months. He would take up this position later in Madison‘s Presidency in 1814 and due to the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry, would become next in line of Presidential succession. He also served as President Pro Tempore during James Monroe‘s Presidency as well. Monroe’s Presidency continues the theme of the war between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.
Gaillard was known as the “Father of the Senate” as he had presided over this body various times from 1810 to 1825. His name meaning is pointing to the promise of the Seed of the woman and the joy which comes through victory in Him.
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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