The Presidents Code – William McKinley (summary)

The Presidents Code – William McKinley

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The Presidents Code is a ‘cypher’ based upon the name meanings of the U.S. Presidents. Amazingly, their name meanings tell the story of the Biblical text, from the beginning of creation unto the coming of Messiah. In and of itself this is an incredible display of the Hand of God directing the course of history in America. However, this is just the start. Based upon the premise of this code, it is seen that the very characters of the Presidents, from their personal characters to the events that occurred during their Presidencies reveal in parable form the exact same events of the Biblical narrative of which their name meanings describe.

 

In the Presidents Code, William McKinley‘s name meaning is speaking of Jacob’s desire for protection against the inhabitants of Canaan after Levi and Simeon’s massacre of the city of Shechem.

William comes from the Germanic words ‘wil’ meaning desire and ‘helm’ meaning the head, or helmet/protection. After Shechem, the son of Hamor defiled Jacob’s daughter Dinah, Simeon and Levi destroyed the people of the land.  Jacob worried that the inhabitants of the land would seek to attack him because of this.  He desired protection which is seen in the name the name William (Genesis 34:30).

McKinley means son of Kinley which is an Anglicized form of ‘Mac Fhionnlaigh’ meaning ‘son of Fionnlagh.’  Fionlaggh comes from the Gaelic ‘fion’ meaning white or fair and ‘laogh’ meaning warrior.

After the situation in Shechem, Jacob rose up to go to Bethel (Genesis 35:1), where the Lord first gave him the promise of Abraham (Genesis 28:11-22).  Jacob tells his children to cleanse their clothing, making them white or ‘fion,’ and to put away the strange gods from their midst (Genesis 35:1-4). It is here that God puts fear into the hearts of the inhabitants of the land, giving Jacob his desired protection.  Jacob ‘puts on’ the helmet of salvation, the ‘head’ of Israel who is Messiah (1Thessalonians 5:8; Genesis 48:16; 49:18; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18). It is during McKinley’s Presidency that the Biblical narrative turns to the life of Joseph, whose life is an incredible picture of the Messiah. This will be spoken of in more detail in the next chapter.

Jacob’s ‘desired protection’ of which William McKinleys’ name is referring to is summed up in McKinley’s own words which he spoke during his first Inagural Address:

“I assume the arduous and responsible duties of President of the United States, relying upon the support of my countrymen and invoking the guidance of Almighty God. Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers, who has so singularly favored the American people in every national trial, and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps”

McKinley’s words ‘who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps’ also line up with the time frame of Jacob dwelling in the promised land. In the previous chapter on Cleveland, the ‘hilly land’ of Israel is spoken of in reference to Deuteronomy 8:7 and 11:11. In both of these portions of Scripture, the Lord begins with the command to Israel that they are to walk humbly in His ways.

Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

Deuteronomy 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

Deuteronomy 8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

 

Deuteronomy 11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

Deuteronomy 11:9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 11:10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:

Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

William McKinley’s presidency continues the Biblical narrative on the conflict between Israel and the inhabitants of the land. It is during this time that Joseph shares his dreams that he is to rule over his family which leads to his being sold into Egypt where he is tested, tried and exalted.

The name meanings of McKinley and the other heads of government during his Presidency is depicted in story form as such:

After the slaughter of the inhabitants of Shechem, Jacob desired protection from the inhabitants of Canaan.  Jacob tells his children to cleanse their clothing and make them white, to put away the strange gods from their midst.  God puts fear into the hearts of the people of Canaan, giving Jacob his desired protection.  Joseph interprets his dreams and shares them to his family where he is to rule over them.  His dreams enraged his brothers who abused him and put him into a pit where Midianite traders would sell him into Egypt.  His brothers took his coat and covered it in blood to deceive their father into thinking he was dead.  The Word of the Lord would try Joseph in Egypt who would be raised to power in order to save the lives of many.  Israel would go down into Egypt in search for grain in which they would be reunited with Joseph as the ruler of the land.  Joseph was Jacob’s beloved son, sold into slavery, thought to be dead but found again living out the fulfillment of his dreams.  Joseph was given as a gift from God to save the lives of many and would lead his family into the land of Goshen.

The above ‘story’ comes from the following names:

President William McKinley: After the slaughter of the inhabitants of Shechem, Jacob desired protection from the inhabitants of Canaan.  Jacob tells his children to cleanse their clothing and make them white, to put away the strange gods from their midst.  God puts fear into the hearts of the people of Canaan, giving Jacob his desired protection.

Vice President Garret Hobart: Joseph interprets his dreams and shares them to his family where he is to rule over them.

Speaker of the House Thomas Brackett Reed: Joseph’s dreams enraged his brothers who abused him and put him into a pit where Midianite traders would sell him into Egypt.  His brothers took his coat and covered it in blood to deceive their father into thinking he was dead.

President Pro Tempore William P. Frye: The Word of the Lord would try Joseph in Egypt who would be raised to power in order to save the lives of many.

Secretary of State John Hay:   Israel would go down into Egypt in search for grain in which they would be reunited with Joseph as the ruler of the land.

Speaker of the House David B. Henderson:  Joseph was Jacob’s beloved son, sold into slavery, thought to be dead but found again living out the fulfillment of his dreams.

Vice President Theodore Roosevelt: Joseph was given as a gift from God to save the lives of many and would lead his family into the land of Goshen.

McKinley’s Presidency was defined by the Spanish-American War of 1898 and his assassination. The Spanish-American war depicts Jacob’s dwellings in the land of Canaan and the conflict between Joseph and his brothers. His assassination points to Joseph’s being thrown into a pit and then sold into Egypt.

 

Links:

The Presidents Code – Random Insights: The Assassination of William McKinley

Thanksgiving Proclamations – William McKinley

National Day of Prayer – William McKinley

 

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