The Presidents Code – Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson

The Presidents Code – Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson

Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson Democrat 3/4/1837-3/4/1841
Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson
Democrat 3/4/1837-3/4/1841

The 1836 election was the only one in history in which the Vice Presidential election was thrown to the Senate. Virginia’s electors pledged their votes to Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson but all 23 of them became “faithless electors” who refused to vote for Johnson. This prevented Johnson from obtaining the electoral majority needed to become Vice President. The vote would go to the Senate where the Democratic majority would elect Johnson over Whig candidate Francis Granger.

 

Johnson was most famous for supposedly killing Shawnee chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Thames during the War of 1812. Tecumseh Means “panther passing across” in the Shawnee language. This is interesting to note as a panther literally means a ‘spotted lion.’ The war between the seeds portrays Satan as an evil lion (1 Peter 5:8) who the Seed of the woman would defeat (Psalm 22:13).

Johnson’s name meaning is a picture of the birth of Seth, the appointed seed given to Adam after Abel’s death through whom would come the Seed of the woman.

 

Richard means brave power from the Germanic words ‘ric’ meaning ruler or power and ‘hard’ meaning brave. A brave ruler.

 

Mentor comes from the Greek word μενος menos‘ meaning spirit.

 

Johnson means the son of Yah’s grace. Here we see the birth of Seth. He was given as the ‘brave ruler’ of the house of Adam after the death of Abel. The name Abel in Hebrew is הבל ‘hevel’ which means spirit, breathe. God appointing Adam another seed was a display of His grace (Genesis 4:25). It was through the lineage of Seth that the Promised Seed would come (Luke 3:38).

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