The Presidents Code – The Gerald Ford Presidency

The Presidents Code – The Gerald Ford Presidency

President Gerald Ford 8/9/1974-1/20/1977
President Gerald Ford 8/9/1974-1/20/1977

As Vice President under Nixon, Gerald Ford’s name meaning was 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.  Ford’s Presidency pictures this time period of Kings Saul and David.


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 of 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. In the Mysteries, 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) worshiping 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).

ford becoming president

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 was not elected to the office of Vice President or President. He is the only man in history who can stake such a claim. He was appointed to the Vice Presidency due to the resignation of Spiro Agnew and then to the Presidency after Richard Nixon’s resignation. This points to Samuel who became a priest, not because of being born to Eli, but because he was ‘given’ or appointed to him (1 Samuel 1:11, 27-28; 2:18). Samuel ‘replaced’ Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, corresponding to Agnew and Nixon.


Hophni comes from the Hebrew word חפן ‘chophen’ which means a handful of something. This links to Spiro Agnew who resigned, in part, to charges of taking bribes which Scripture likens to ‘filling the hand’ (Psalm 26:10).


Phinehas is rendered in Hebrew as פּינחס ‘Pinchas’ which literally means “mouth of the serpent.” This corresponds to Richard Nixon who was led to resign due to the words which he spoke which were recorded on the White House surveillance tapes. He was caught lying about his involvement in the cover-up of Watergate, linking him with the ‘father of lies,’ the serpent of old (John 8:44).

ford nixon

Another interesting connection is the proclamation of Nixon that he was not a ‘crook.’ This word ‘crook’ comes from the Hebrew word כרע ‘kara’ which means to bend or crouch and is used in Scripture in reference to the crouching of a lion. This imagery of the lion is used in reference to the serpent of old (1 Peter 5:8; Psalm 7:2; 10:9; 17:12; 22:13) and is also associated with corruption of religious leaders such as Hophni and Phinehas (Ezekiel 22:25) and the establishment of a king (Proverbs 19:12; 20:2) which was seen in the days of Saul.

Further connecting these concepts is the usage of the word כרע ‘kara’ in 1 Samuel 4:19 where Phinehas’ wife ‘bowed’ down in travail during the same time that Eli and his sons died. Phinehas’ wife gave birth to Ichabod which means the ‘glory has departed’ as the ark of the covenant was taken into captivity by the Philistines after defeating Israel in battle.


It was during this time that Samuel took over leadership of Israel, just as it was during this time of resignations that Gerald Ford took over the Presidency.


This word כרע ‘kara’ is also used in reference to the Lion of Judah, whose scepter would not depart until Shiloh comes (Genesis 49:9-12). This portion of Scripture is speaking of the coming of the Messiah who would rule from sea to sea (Psalm 72:8; Zechariah 9:10). During the days of Samuel, Shiloh was the city where the ark of the covenant, which contained the Word of God, was set up (Joshua 18:1; Judges 18:31; 1 Samuel 1:3). This links to Ford’s Presidency as the Bicentennial was celebrated during his term. The Bicentennial was a remembrance of the Declaration of Independence, which is a picture of the Word of God. This is also the time period in which the Founders declared that Jesus was their king.


Here we see the crookedness of Nixon leading to the appointment of Gerald Ford as President. Ford would preside as head of the country during the Bicentennial which remembers that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is the King. This corresponds to Samuel who would anoint David as King (1 Samuel 16:13) where the scepter was handed to the Tribe of Judah from whence the Messiah would come (Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 5:5; 22:16).

ford honest

It is said that Gerald Ford was appointed as Vice President because of his honesty and integrity. Speaker of the House Carl Albert said ‘We gave Nixon no choice but Ford,’ because the Congress felt that the nation needed a leader who would have a strong moral character after the Presidency was disgraced due to the Watergate scandal.


After his inauguration, Ford addressed the nation asking for their prayers.

“I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many.”


This connects to Samuel as his name means ‘God hears.’ He was named as such because the prayers of his mother were answered (1 Samuel 1:27-28).


It was during these days in the Biblical narrative that Samuel led the nation to repentance after the Ark of the Covenant was taken into captivity by the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1-17). Israel had rest during the days of Samuel (1 Samuel 7:13-15) but at the end of his life his sons, who were wicked, were appointed as leaders of the people causing Israel to request a king (1 Samuel 8:1-5). Saul was then anointed as first king of Israel, whose days are also pictured by the Gerald Ford Presidency.

ford football

Earlier in his life, Gerald Ford was a fashion model and a captain of his high school football team. He played college football for the national champion Michigan Wolverines, later getting offers to play pro football. This links to the anointing of Saul who was appointed as Israel’s captain (1 Samuel 9:16; 10:1) who was of ‘goodly’ appearance (1 Samuel 9:2).

ford healing

Samuel anointed Saul as Captain over Israel to save the nation (1 Samuel 9:16). Interestingly, the word for save, ישע ‘yasha,’ also means to ‘heal’ (Psalm 67:2). Gerald Ford’s time in office became known as the ‘healing Presidency.’ This was a time that confidence began to be restored in the office of the Presidency after it was tarnished by the Nixon Administration. When Jimmy Carter became President he spoke of this ‘healing’ in his Inaugural Address:

“For myself and for our Nation, I want to thank my predecessor for all he has done to heal our land.”


Jimmy Carter‘s Presidency pictures the days of David as King of Israel. At the beginning of his reign, David also honored his predecessor, Saul (2 Samuel 1:17-27).

ford helsinki

Ford continued the negotiations that Nixon began with China and Russia and entered the U.S. into the Helsinki Accords with the Soviet Union which was designed to improve relations between the Communists and the West. Part of the agreement was a declaration for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms of man which was an integral part in the West winning the Cold War. Human rights come from the Creator of which atheistic communism denies. These are the same rights of which the Declaration of Independence proclaims, the document which pictures the Word of God.


The Helsinki Accords were a beginning step in America’s victory in the Cold War, as it was in the days of Saul that Israel began to conquer the Promised land (1 Samuel 14:47-52). In the ‘code,’ the Cold War pictures Israel’s wars with the nations which surrounded them where they would become conquerors during the days of David and Solomon. Israel was victorious because of their reliance up on the Word of God during these days (1 Kings 2:3-4; 6:12; Psalm 132:12).  So too, America won the Cold War through proclaiming the rights given by the Creator, based upon the Word of God.

ford vietnam

Nixon’s Presidency saw the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ended America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. This pictured Israel defeating the Canaanite nations but allowing them to remain in their midst. The Vietnam War, however, continued until finally during Ford’s term in office, the North conquered the South ending the conflict. This points to the time of Samuel and Saul where Israel began to eradicate the nations of which were still mixed among them (1 Samuel 13:1; 14:47-52; 15:1-9).

ford mayaguez

During Ford’s Presidency, the economy of America was at its weakest since the Great Depression, it was a recession which lasted until the days of Ronald Reagan. This corresponds with Samuel’s warning that Israel’s desire for a king would lead to a decline in their prosperity (1 Samuel 8:10-18). Another aspect of Ford’s Presidency which links to this burden that a king would put upon the people is the use of military force by Ford in the Mayaguez incident without approval of Congress which broke the War Powers Resolution that was passed in 1973.

Nearly every President since Ford has openly defied these War Powers Resolutions which displays the theme of kings ruling over Israel unto the the time of Caesar ruling over Israel.

ford pardon nixon

Perhaps the most controversial part of Gerald Ford’s Presidency was the pardon of Richard Nixon for his part in Watergate. Ford said he did so for the ‘good of the nation,’ but the notion was not received well and more than likely cost him the 1976 election. This points to the time of Saul who went to war with Amalek and was commanded to utterly destroy them (1 Samuel 15:3) but was not obedient to this call (1 Samuel 15:8-9). Samuel rebuked Saul for this and Saul asked for Samuel for his pardon but instead was informed that due to his rejection of the Lord’s command, now God would reject him (1 Samuel 15:10-28). This would lead to the anointing of David as king. Before the pardon of Nixon, Ford’s popularity rate was very high but plummeted soon thereafter. This led to the election of Jimmy Carter in 1976, which corresponds to David being anointed king instead of Saul (1 Samuel 16:13).


Gerald Ford appointed Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President in 1974. Rockefeller’s name pictures Goliath.

Nelson means the son of Neil. Neil is from the Gaelic name ‘Niall’ which means a ‘champion’ or ‘cloud.’ This points to the ‘champion’ Goliath.

1 Samuel 17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

Aldrich is a Germanic word meaning ‘old ruler.’ Goliath was of the Nephilim, the mighty men of old (Genesis 6:4).

Rockefeller comes from the German words ‘rocke’ meaning rye and ‘field’ meaning open country. Feller means a man. This points to Goliath, standing in the valley between the army of the Philistines and Israel (1 Samuel 17:3-4).

Röcke in German today means skirt. The English word ‘skirt’ traces back to the Hebrew word קצר ‘qatsar’ which means the border, or image of a thing. This is linked to the Hebrew word for garment סימלה ‘siymlah’ which literally means the image of the body, as a garment forms to the image of the one wearing it. Here we see a picture of Goliath. The champion, of the ‘old rulers,’ the Rephaim, standing in the open country challenging Israel and defying the Most High (1 Samuel 1:17:1-54). It is interesting to note that the Scriptures pay particular attention to the ‘garments’ of Goliath (1 Samuel 17:4-7).

ford bob dole

However, during the 1976 election, Ford decided to replace Rockefeller as his Vice Presidential running mate with Bob Dole. Bob Dole was selected due to a rise in conservatism amongst Republicans during the 1976 campaign, led by Ronald Reagan. In 1976, Reagan pictured Saul’s son Jonathan who befriended David and made a covenant with him, declaring that David would be the next king of Israel (1 Samuel 23:17-18). Jonathan declared that David would be king and he would be ‘next’ to him. This pictured Reagan being the ‘next’ President after Jimmy Carter. It is believed that Ronald Reagan’s push for the Republican nomination in ’76 was a large factor in Ford’s loss to Jimmy Carter.


Here we see a picture of David, personified at this period by Jimmy Carter, defeating Goliath pictured by the loss of the Vice Presidential office by Rockefeller. The fall of Goliath caused Israel to support David above Saul (1 Samuel 18:5-7). This is pictured by Ford choosing Bob Dole as his running mate and the eventual loss of the Presidency to Jimmy Carter. Bob Dole’s name meaning further links to Israel supporting David over Saul.


Bob is a diminutive of Robert which means ‘bright fame or name.’


Joseph means to gather together or join together.


Dole comes from the Middle English word ‘dole’ which means a portion of land.


After David slew Goliath, Jonathan’s soul was ‘knit’ or joined with the soul of David where they became close friends (1 Samuel 18:1-4). It was at this time that David rose to prominence in Israel (1 Samuel 18:5-7). David became famous after the defeat of Goliath with the people of the land gathering together in support of him, just as they gathered around Jimmy Carter in ’76.


1 Samuel 18:14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 18:15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

1 Samuel 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.

In 1 Samuel 20, David consults with Jonathan regarding his safety and concocts a plan which was based around the timing of the new moon. The new moon is a picture of rebirth as the moon slips into darkness for 1-3 days and then appears again. So too in 1976, America celebrated its Bicentennial which remembered the signing of the Declaration of Independence 200 years earlier, the birth of the nation.


Jimmy Carter’s victory is further seen in 1 Samuel 24 where the Lord delivered Saul into the hand of David but David chose rather to show Saul mercy. Saul then concedes that David would become king in Israel (1 Samuel 24:17-20). It was also this period in the Biblical narrative that Samuel died (1 Samuel 25:1), whose life was pictured in Ford’s Presidency.

ford assassination attempt

There were two assassination attempts on the life of Gerald Ford. This corresponds to the multiple times that Saul attempted to kill David (1 Samuel 18:11, 25; 19:9-10). Both attempts on David’s life were associated with the daughter of Saul, Michal, who would become David’s wife. So too, the attempts on Ford’s life were associated with women as it was two ladies who tried to assassinate him. Amazingly, the name meanings of the two women who attempted to assassinate President Ford line up with the Biblical narrative as well, in specific the account of Saul’s attempt upon David’s life recorded in 1 Samuel 19.

ford lynnett fromme

The first failed assassin was Lynette Fromme. Lynette comes from the Welsh word ‘eilun’ which means an image or an idol. Her middle name is Alice which comes from the Germanic name ‘Adalheidis’ meaning a ‘noble type.’ Fromme has the meaning of honor and piousness. Here in Fromme’s name we see a picture of the assassination attempt of Saul upon David where David’s wife Michal, the ‘noble type,’ puts an image/idol in David’s bed and helps him escape out the window (1 Samuel 19:12-18).


Interestingly, Lynette Fromme was a member of the Manson Family led by the psychopath Charles Manson. Manson’s name lines up with the assassination attempts upon David recorded in 1 Samuel chapters 18 and 19. Charles comes from the Germanic name Karl which means both man and warrior. His middle name Milles is a variant of Camilla which means ‘helper to the priest.’ Manson is an Anglicised version of the Scandinavian name Magnusson which means ‘great.’ Here we see David, the warrior (1 Samuel 18:13) who becomes great (1 Samuel 18:30) as helper to Saul (1 Samuel 18:10), who is one who prophesied (1 Samuel 19:23-24).

ford sarah jane moore

The second assassin was Sara Jane Moore. Sara means a princess in Hebrew, again pointing to Saul’s daughter Michal. Jane is the feminine form of Iohannes which means the camp of Yah. Moore is from the Middle English word ‘mor’ which means an open land. Here we see the princess of the camp of Yah, Michal, helping David escape to ‘open land.’


ford bicentennial

As mentioned previously, the Bicentennial celebration of the United States occurred during the Presidency of Gerald Ford. This celebration has numerous connections to the book of 1st Samuel, of which Ford’s Presidency displays. 1st Samuel begins with the account of the birth of Samuel to Elkanah and Hannah. Elkanah comes from the Hebrew word אלקנה ‘elqanah’ which means God has established or God’s foundation. This points to the Declaration of Independence which is a picture of the Word of God which existed from the foundation of the world and from whence came creation (Psalm 33:6; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:10; Hebrews 1:2-3, 10; 11:3). So too, during the days of Samuel, the Word of God went forth to Israel (1 Samuel 3:21). Further connecting Ford’s Presidency to the Word of God are the 66 bills that Ford vetoed during his short tenure as President. This corresponds with the 66 books of the Bible.


In 1976, Gerald Ford connected America’s beginnings to Psalm 33 which speaks of creation coming forth from the Word of God (Psalm 33:6), just as the United States of America was ‘birthed’ from the Declaration of Independence.


“The early history of our country was written by men who valued the freedom of religion and who had in common a deep faith in God. I believe it is no accident of history, no coincidence that this Nation, which declared its dependence on God even while declaring its independence from foreign domination, has become the most richly blessed nation in the history of mankind and the world. For it is as true today as it was in the Old Testament times that “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” I believe that very deeply, and so do you.” {Remarks at the Southern Baptist Convention, Norfolk, Virginia, 6/15/1976 }


This quote from Gerald Ford, ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,’ comes from Psalm 33:12.


Hannah comes from the Hebrew word חנּה ‘channah’ which means grace, or beauty. This is displayed in a joint resolution of Congress where ‘America the Beautiful’ was declared the Bicentennial hymn for 1976.


‘America the Beautiful’ came from the music ‘Materna,’ also known as ‘O Mother Dear, Jerusalem. This speaks of the Kingdom of Heaven spoken of as ‘mother Zion’ in Scripture (Galatians 4:26; Revelation 21:2, 10-27).


“America! America!

God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!”


This phrase from sea to shining sea connects with the land promise given to Israel (Genesis 15:18; Exodus 23:21; Joshua 1:4) which would be partially fulfilled during the days of David and Solomon (Psalm 72:8; 1 Kings 4:21-42) and ultimately fulfilled by the Messiah (Zechariah 9:10).


Again, the Bicentennial was a remembrance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a picture of the Word of God at creation. Samuel is linked to this Word and associated with Moses and Aaron who led Israel when the Word was given at Mt. Sinai (Psalm 99:6; Jeremiah 15:1).


At the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Founders declared that Jesus was their king and proclaimed that the Lord was restored to his rightful place.


We have no King but Jesus” {John Adams}


We have this day restored the Sovereign, to Whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and..from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come.” {Samuel Adams speaking to the Continental Congress 7/4/1776}


This is an interesting correlation between the proclamation of the kingship of Jesus over the nation during the foundation of the country and the fact that Ford would be President during the 200th Anniversary, whose days picture the first king of Israel. Jesus of course, is the King of Israel (John 1:49; 12:13; Psalm 2:6; 110:1) who sits upon the throne of David (Isaiah 9:7; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Ezekiel 37:21-25; Hosea 3:5; Zechariah 9:9).


Another interesting connection to Ford and the Kingship of Jesus is seen in Psalm 2:6 which declares the Son of God as King. It is this Psalm which speaks of the conspiracy of the nations against this King (Psalm 2:1). In the ‘code,’ John F. Kennedy’s assassination is linked to this conspiracy. Amazingly, Gerald Ford was appointed to the Warren Commission which investigated the assassination of JFK. Ford was open that he did not believe the official story of Lee Harvey Oswald being a lone gunman, a belief that is at the core of many conspiracy theories that continue to this day.

ford july 4th

Now, going back to the Bicentennial – Word of God connection we come to the remarks of Gerald Ford which were given in Philadelphia at Independence Hall on July 4th, 1776. In his opening remarks, Ford referred to Charlton Heston who was the master of ceremonies. Heston is most famous for his portrayal of Moses in the movie the Ten Commandments. Yet another link to the Word.


“On Washington’s birthday in 1861, a fortnight after six States had formed a confederacy of their own, Abraham Lincoln came here to Independence Hall knowing that in 10 days he would face the cruelest national crisis of our 85-year history.


‘I am filled with deep emotion,’ he said, ‘at finding myself standing here in the place where collected together the wisdom, the patriotism, the devotion to principle, from which sprang the institutions under which we live.’


Today, we can all share these simple, noble sentiments. Like Lincoln, I feel both pride and humility, rejoicing and reverence as I stand in the place where two centuries ago the United States of America was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.


From this small but beautiful building, then the most imposing structure in the Colonies, came the two great documents that continue to supply the moral and intellectual power for the American adventure in self-government.


Before me is the great bronze bell that joyously rang out the news of the birth of our Nation from the steeple of the State House. It was never intended to be a church bell. Yet a generation before the great events of 1776, the elected assembly of Pennsylvania ordered it to be inscribed with this Biblical verse: ‘Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.’


The American settlers had many, many hardships, but they had more liberty than any other people on Earth. That was what they came for and what they meant to keep. The verse from Leviticus on the Liberty Bell refers to the ancient Jewish year of Jubilee. In every 50th year, the Jubilee restored the land and the equality of persons that prevailed when the children of Israel entered the land of promise, and both gifts came from God, as the Jubilee regularly reminded them.


Our Founding Fathers knew their Bibles as well as their Blackstone. They boldly reversed the age-old political theory that kings derive their powers from God and asserted that both powers and unalienable rights belong to the people as direct endowments from their Creator. Furthermore, they declared that governments are instituted among men to secure their rights and to serve their purposes, and governments continue only so long as they have the consent of the governed.


With George Washington already commanding the American Continental Army in the field, the Second Continental Congress met here in 1776, not to demand new liberty, but to regain long-established rights which were being taken away from them without their consent.


The American Revolution was unique and remains unique in that it was fought in the name of the law as well as liberty. At the start, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed the divine source of individual rights and the purpose of human government as Americans understood it.”


“The American adventure began here with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence. It continues in a common conviction that the source of our blessings is a loving God, in whom we trust. Therefore, I ask all the members of the American family, our guests and friends, to join me now in a moment of silent prayer and meditation in gratitude for all that we have received and to ask continued safety and happiness for each of us and for the United States of America.”


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