Crisis Clusters Point to
Serving God, Not Money

Over the last year, we have conducted searches on a variety of topics making headlines in the news: Barack Obama, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Swine Flu. To that we added requests from our readers such as Global Crisis and Famine, and a variety of America-related search terms. In each of these searches, we looked for each Hebrew search term as an ELS anywhere in the Tanakh.

After compiling the information on these clusters, we did some additional Obama searches, which have not been previously published.

We decided to take a look at the locations of all of the code findings on these topics to see if they were randomly located throughout the Tanakh, or were concentrated in a few sections of text. We found that most of the longer codes were concentrated in a few clusters. We found several direct hits, numerous clusters, and an interesting cluster of financial codes bounded on either side by Obama codes. We also discovered that the context of the surface text where the clusters touch down have a common theme.

Nathan Jacobi, Ph.D., parsed and translated the codes.


Clusters and Context


This article will look at three clusters that range in location from Genesis to 1 Kings 14:4. The following table lists the locations of the clusters.





The context of the three clusters seems to fall into a natural grouping we have named false idols and birthrights. Further remarks regarding context will be made in each cluster section.


Cluster One: Esau's Lost Blessing

Location: Genesis 26:4-27:39; Letter Span: 34,609-38,158; Number of Letters: 3,549

At his mother's bidding, Jacob tricks Isaac out of the blessing intended for Esau. After Isaac gives his blessing to Jacob, which calls for God to prosper him, and includes nations bowing before him and making him master over his brothers, Esau calls out for his father to give him a blessing, much like Great Famine (2A) where the daughter of the great famine screams provide!

We have included the context of this cluster in the group we are calling false idols and birthrights. The American dream of financial success and home ownership is considered by many to be their birthright, a blessing handed down by our forefathers. During this time of financial crisis for so many, we see a reflection in the codes of Esau's mourning over the loss of his father's blessing and his future success and prosperity that were bound up in that.

The following table lists the codes in this cluster prior to the additional Obama searches.





This cluster is divided evenly between political codes and crisis codes. The following table shows the order the codes appear in the cluster. Note the dominance of B. Obama (2.10) in the first two-thirds of the cluster and Financial Crisis (A2) in the last third.





New Additions to Cluster One

These previously unpublished Obama codes are found in Cluster One. They are not reflected in the tables above.


Cluster One, Obama (A.1)

He will render me poor from within myself,
and Obama was joyous and struck.


He will render me poor from within myself could be referring to the current recession. Joyous may refer to Obama's joy over winning the election, and struck may mean his being inundated with the array of current problems in the country. This code intersects with Cluster One, Obama (A.4).


Cluster One, Obama (A.3)

Father Obama, watch the pen of the people
of my mother's household.



This code may refer to Obama writing his book, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.


Cluster One, Obama (A.4)

God is circumcizing Obama. He has asked the sea:
Do I know my mother?


Referring to the surgical act, this code could be alluding to Obama's proposed health care reform, or in religious terms, the word circumcise can also mean to purify spiritually. This code intersects with Cluster One, Obama (A.1).


Cluster One, Obama (A.6)

Where? For Obama is dead
in the midst of the rejoicing.



As opposed to a literal death, this code may mean that Obama has fallen out of favor politically.


Cluster One, Obama (A.8)

Obama is from God in the gift from within her
and from the core of the pot to their disgust.



If this code is from an Obama supporter's point of view, it might mean their disgust with Bush and his policies, or the Republican party.


Cluster One, Obama (A.10)

Obama—the water of the wine-press is drained in him.
The intestine in his blood is a member of my people—
for the law is the Lord's.



The water of the wine-press is drained in him reminds us of the second line from The Battle Hymn of the Republic: "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored." Written in 1861, it was an abolitionist song, and it became popular during the Civil War.

The intestine in his blood is a member of my people may describe the centuries of fighting segregation and oppression following the abolition of slavery. Many view Obama being elected as the first black president in the U.S. as the pinnacle of achievement in this fight.


Cluster One Direct Hits

A direct hit is at letter number 35,986 in Genesis 26:30.
    So he [Isaac] made them [Abimelech and company] a feast, and they ate and drank. (NKJV)

These are newly published Obama codes.





These two codes are may refer to Obama's election, his being inundated with an array of crises, and a possible allusion to his proposed health-care policies.*

The codes cross in a section of Scripture where Isaac moved to the land of the Philistines, because there was a famine. God instructed him where to live, and he prospered there. The Philistines became envious of him and sent him away. Then Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, and his entourage came to see Isaac. Isaac asked why they came to see him, and they replied, because "We have certainly seen that the Lord is with you" (Genesis 26:28a, NKJV). They wanted to make an agreement to insure Isaac would not do them any harm. Isaac prepared them a feast, and the following morning they made the agreement.

That these two codes pass though this section of Scripture could be an affirmation of the truth that following God's instructions leads to flourishing, even in a land of foreign gods, and that even the highest officials, though struck with envy, will see God's hand upon them. It may be an admonition to Obama to place God first in all circumstances.

*Additional comments on these codes are found in the section called New Additions to Cluster One in this article.


Cluster Two: The Golden Calf

Exodus 30:24-39:30; Letter Span: 124,235-139,331; Number of Letters: 15,096

This cluster is the largest in span, breadth of content, and number of codes.

While Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments, at the bidding of the children of Israel, Aaron was making a golden calf for the people to worship. The codes in this cluster would seem to echo the message that money is a false god, just as the golden calf was a false idol for the children of Israel.

The following table lists the codes in this cluster prior to the additional Obama searches.






New Additions to Cluster Two

These previously unpublished Obama codes are found in Cluster Two. They are not reflected in the tables above.


Cluster Two, Obama (A.1)

Lord, sustain father Obama living thus.
He disdains the ruin of God's mountain.



Several of the codes have the phrase father Obama in them. They could refer to Obama's father, or they could be referring to his role as president being like a father to the country. If so, this code could read like a prayer asking God to sustain Obama. He disdains the ruin of God's mountain might refer to Obama's policies regarding Israel.

This code intertwines with B. Obama (1.6) and intersects at the same letter 18 times with it.


Cluster Two, Obama (A.5)

A man who is son of Obama—is worth the world.


Since Obama's father's name is Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., this code may be referring the president Obama as son of Obama, or since President Obama only has daughters, son of Obama may have a symbolic meaning. It may mean anyone who espouses his philosophies. This code could be from a Democratic point of view.


Cluster Two, Obama (A.7)

He mocked, the public representative rose,
public representative Obama.



Jacobi notes that in the Hebrew, this code's phrase translated as public representative is



messenger of the public, and is reminiscent of community organizer. The two terms are so close that they become almost interchangeable, even though the original, traditional Jewish meaning (messenger of the public) and the current American term (community organizer) are quite distinct. Obama is known for his roots as a community organizer (USNews.com).


Cluster Two, Obama (A.9)

When was shaped the night of Obama's power?



The word night is associated with darkness and secrecy. The ominous tone of this code conveys the idea that Obama's power may have been shaped by dark forces or in secrecy.

This code intersects with Obama's name, Cluster Two, Obama (B.3), at letter number 130,547.


Cluster Two, Obama (B.1)

Obama is a gift to the jaw of the island.
Haman analyzed it in a poison.



Jaw may symbolize stubbornness, determination, forcefulness, willpower or fortitude. In previous American political codes, we have surmised the island may refer to Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the U.S. If so, this sentence may mean that Obama is a gift to the determination or forcefulness of the U.S.

Haman is the king's evil advisor in the Book of Esther. He plots to have all the Jews in the land killed, only to be thwarted and hung on the very gallows he erected to kill Mordecai, Queen Esther's cousin. Haman's method of killing was a gallows, so this code is odd for its reference to poison. Poison is a method of killing, or perhaps it is using the word, as in the phrase "name your poison" where poison is slang for an alcoholic drink, or it can be used in a broader sense to mean, "what is your choice or preference?" In this code, it could mean that Obama has an evil advisor who is either deciding on a way to kill him, or is analyzing Obama's choices for an evil purpose.

Combining these thoughts, the code could mean, Obama is a gift to the determination or forcefulness of the U.S., but an evil advisor may be deciding on a way to kill him or may be analyzing Obama's choices for an evil purpose.


Cluster Two Direct Hits

The following three codes intersect at letter number 125,343, in Exodus 31:13.
    "Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.'" (NIV)




These Obama codes have not been previously published. Comments on Obama (A.7) and the Hebrew for public representative are discussed in the New Additions to Cluster Two section.

In Cluster Two, there is also an interweaving of two codes intersecting the same letters. The following two codes intersect 18 times at letter numbers ranging from 130,405 to 130,609, and are tightly grouped in Exodus 34:26-29.
    The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

    Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel." So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

    Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. (NKJV)




Comments on B. Obama (1.6) can be found in Startling Election Codes Continue to Surface. Obama (A.1) is previously unpublished. For comments on it, see New Additions to Cluster Two.

The following two codes intersect at letter number 130,547. This passage is in the same portion of Exodus.
    So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.—Exodus 34:28 (NKJV)

These are newly published Obama codes.





Comments on Cluster Two, Obama (A.9) can be found in the section called New Additions to Cluster Two.


Cluster Three: Jeroboam's Golden Calves

1 Kings 12:27-14:4; Letter Span: 505,347-508,205; Number of Letters: 2,858

With 6 codes in tight cluster from: 1 Kings 12:32 to 13:34; Letter Span: 505,630-508,022; Number of Letters: 2,392

Jeroboam made two golden calves for the people to worship, proclaiming "Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt." (12:28b, NKJV) We find the repetition of golden calves being made for the people to worship as it was in the Exodus context of the last cluster remarkable. Again, the codes in this cluster would seem to echo the message that money is a false god, just as the golden calves was false idols for the children of Israel.

In the following table, the highlighted codes are tightly clustered together and are bounded by Obama codes on either side. The order that the codes appear in the cluster is presented in the table. This table does not present the additional Obama searches.





*This cluster has only one instance of codes being closer than 50 or fewer letters. Markopolous (1) and Global Famine (1d) are only 30 letters apart.


New Additions to Cluster Three

These previously unpublished Obama codes are found in Cluster Three. They are not reflected in the tables above.


Cluster Three, Obama (A.5)

The silence of Obama is wet—
if the wakeful has not laid down.



The silence of Obama may indicate that it is not known how he will respond in various situations (he has frequently been described as aloof), or it may mean that he has a hidden agenda.

The word wet brings to mind a variety of meanings. Water is used for cleansing and symbolically can signify rebirth or renewal. In Christianity, it symbolizes the cleansing from sin in a person's life by the Holy Spirit. It can also be a destructive force, as in a flood, or over time, the wearing away of rock, as in river gorges. Colors associated with water are blue and green. Water flowing may represent change or the passage of time.

Taken as a whole, the silence of Obama is wet could refer to a hidden agenda for change.

If the wakeful has not laid down, may refer to Obama's opponents staying alert to his agenda.


Cluster Three, Obama (A.7)

They cried for the lamb, let Obama be
narrowly the one who did.


If the lamb is Christ, then this code sounds like a prayer for Obama to do something that will be narrowly achieved. We have noted in previous articles on Obama that he was referred to as the one during the election process.


Cluster Three, Obama (B.2)

You will inspect everything by the fire,
thus Obama has protested your voyage.



Fire can represent many things: destruction, illumination, transformation, purification, enlightenment, anger, desire, and passion. Fire can be constructive or destructive. The word fire implies that the old is passing away. The phrase, "playing with fire" also indicates a warning of dangerous or risky activities. Given all that, you will inspect everything by the fire would seem to mean that everything was being inspected by something illuminating. In a legal sense, it could mean that existing or proposed U.S. laws or government programs need to be reviewed in light of the Constitution (the fire or illumination).

Voyage brings to mind a trip, travel, moving from one place to another. In America, a voyage might imply people emigrating from other countries and passing though Ellis Island on their way to being U.S. citizens. In this code, it could indicate a process. If so, Obama has protested your voyage, could mean that Obama was protesting the process inspecting or evaluating the laws or programs that he has proposed.


Cluster Three, Obama (B.6)

Let us go, they wondered "where is he?"
Explain that he spoiled, and from whom?
Obama, for he has had it, and has made
an exchange from the world.



Obama . . . has made an exchange from the world sounds very much like Obama attempting to address the world financial crisis by creating a one-world economy. The entire code may refer to the world economic crisis.


Cluster Three, Obama (B.7)

He roared: Lord, strike Obama,
for in the light you will strike them again.



This is a curious code, and the repetition of the word strike in this code bears a closer look. It reminds us of the word struck appearing in Cluster One, Obama (A.1). We commented that struck may mean Obama being inundated with the array of current problems in the country. In this code, it may or may not have a similar meaning. Whether it is a literal act or a symbolic one, the word implies violence.


Concluding Remarks

We find it striking that the surface text containing the above three clusters seems to have a unified theme: Serve God, not yourself or any false idol (especially gold, i.e., money).

As a possible tool for dealing with the economic crisis, we would encourage our readers to consider meditating on this message. In the Parable of the Unjust Steward, Jesus said,
    "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."—Luke 16:13 (NIV)

Given the wide variety of topics, different skip lengths, and various locations in the text, one would not expect to find the codes grouping into clusters, but that is exactly what we found. From Genesis to 1 Kings, we found the topics of Barack Obama, the Global Financial Crisis, Swine Flu, Global Crisis and Famine, and a variety of America-related search terms intertwining in short passages of Scripture, and in relationship to the surface text. Even the most skeptical among us should take pause at this occurrence in the codes.


New Obama Codes Tables

These codes were newly researched for inclusion in this article.


Cluster One






Cluster Two






Cluster Three






Scripture quotations marked "NKJV"TM are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright ©1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked "NIV" are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.



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