This Week in Prophecy: Abraham Accords, China/Taiwan, Caucuses, Hyperinflation, Global Tax

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Is Oman looking to join the Abraham Accords with Israel? Jared Kushner is back in the Middle East. The Biden Administration agrees with the idea of expanding peace in the Middle East.

China is looking to “peacefully” unify Taiwan with the motherland. Revelation 9 says there is ultimately nothing peaceful about their means and motives. What is the response from the west to China and their saber rattling?

Military tension continues to build in the Caucuses. Ezekiel 38 and 39 says this region will unite under leadership from modern day Russia. Politics makes strange bed fellows and the relationships in this region prove it. Strange days indeed with Christians, Atheists, and Shia uniting on one side and Sunnis plus Jews on the other.

Signs of hyperinflation are increasing across the globe. Utilities are increasing in price around the Middle East, western Europe, and China. The price of natural gas and electricity is soaring. Lebanon is out of diesel at times to run its electrical grid.

Will the US Treasury mint a $1 trillion coin to avert default? It’s legal!!! Another sign of the times that could lead to more inflation. Don’t worry, 1 to 3.5 trillion dollars worth of budget will be passed one way or another.

136 countries have agreed to a corporate global tax of 15% on large multinational companies. 90% of global gross domestic production is on board. They must pay their fair share!!! Just another sign of a one world economic system taking shape.

All of this and more on This Week in Prophecy.

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Suicide Prevention & Awareness

Posted in #PaulthePoke with tags , on October 11, 2021 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 11:17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

My son will be turning 18 later this week. He has chosen to bring attention to the issue of suicide prevention. Please take time to consider.

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention below.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:

  1. Fund scientific research
  2. Offer educational programs for professionals
  3. Educate the public about mental disorders and suicide prevention
  4. Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
  5. Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

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Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good & share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time?

Sabbatical Year/Shemitah, Part 4

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2021 by paulthepoke

Exodus 23:10-11 You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.

So what is the big deal? Does God really care if this law is followed? After all, farmers have to make money. We all have to eat. How can we survive during the seventh year if food is not grown? Is God being unreasonable? Is this practical? Does God know what He is doing?

Are there consequences for Israel not keeping the Sabbatical or Shemitah year? God’s response is straight forward. He told Moses and nation Israel at Mount Sinai. If you do not keep the commandments, I will kick you out of the land and disperse you. There will be pain and suffering. See Leviticus 26:14-39 for Israel’s complete consequences of disobedience. Specifically, these are the issues related to the disobedience of the Sabbatical or Shemitah year.

Leviticus 26:34-35 Then the land will enjoy its Sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your Sabbaths, while you were living on it.

Leviticus 26:43 For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its Sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes.

Eventually, Israel disobeyed God and His commandments. God counted 70 Sabbatical or Shemitah years Israel had not kept. Judgment came via the Babylonians. Jews of all ages were slaughtered. The temple was raided. The articles for worship and service were stolen and taken to Babylon. The temple was burned. The walls of the city were destroyed. Buildings and resources were plundered. Those who survived were taken into captivity in Babylon. And why did these events take place? 

Chronicles 36:21 to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept Sabbath until seventy years were complete. 

And when 70 years were completed, a decree went from Cyrus. Israel went back to their land (2 Chronicles 36:22-23).

This is what happened to Israel historically. The Jews were kicked out of the land again in 70 AD and scattered throughout the globe… Israel became a nation again in 1948.

For whatever reason, there is an element of the Jewish people who are interested in giving the land its rest this Sabbatical year ending 5782 or 2022 in a western Gregorian calendar.

The Shemitah started in the late Summer or early Fall of 2021 and ends in late September 2022 on the Gregorian calendar. To the Jew, this will be their civil New Year, Rosh Hashanah, 5783.

Jewish Prayer Legal on Temple Mount

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , on October 7, 2021 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 2:2-4 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

October 6, 2021: Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Judge Bilha Yahalom rescinded a restraining order that was given to Rabbi Aryeh Lipo last Yom Kippur for praying silently on the Temple Mount.

The following statements were given by Judge Yahalom.

“The appellant (Rabbi Lipo) is on the Temple Mount on a daily basis and is familiar with the accepted procedures at the place, and indeed admits that he prayed there. In this sense, it is clear why the respondent (Israel Police, DI) is apprehensive and why it ordered the removal. On the other hand, it is precisely his daily arrival at the Temple Mount that indicates that this is a matter of principle and substance for him.”

“The video I reviewed shows that the appellant was standing in a corner with a friend or two next to him, there’s no crowd around him, his prayer was silent, a whisper. On the face of it, I did not find that external and visible signs of religious activity were carried out by the appellant.”

“The respondent does not dispute that the appellant, like many others, prays on a daily basis on the Temple Mount, and this activity in itself does not violate police instructions.”

How is the coalition of change government going to handle this decision? The coalition consists of Orthodox Jews, far left socialists, a Muslim from the Ra’am Party…

How are people going to respond? The Temple Mount is a very sensitive piece of real estate.

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/bombshell-jerusalem-court-approves-jewish-prayer-on-temple-mount/2021/10/06/

This Week in Prophecy: La Palma Volcano, Putin & Erdogan in Sochi, Gas Prices Soar, Iran War Games

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The volcanic eruption continues to intensify on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Sochi, Russia earlier in the week. Ezekiel’s Magog invasion continues to take shape as the two countries strengthen ties.

Natural gas prices are reaching all time historic highs across Europe as Russia cuts supply. The backdrop… As Israel begins to establish itself in the energy industry with their newly found, plentiful natural gas resources.

Iran has moved significant military hardware to their border with Azerbaijan. Tensions are increasing with their neighbor to the north and west. Iran also confirmed their proxy military resources throughout the Middle East.

Tropical storm Shaheen entered the Gulf of Oman and is bearing down on the Straits of Hormuz in a rare meteorological event.

“And the waves and the seas shall roar…” -Jesus

All of this and more on This Week in Prophecy.

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Sabbatical Year/Shemitah, Part 3

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Deuteronomy 15:1-2 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.

In today’s world, the verses above are radical financial and economic concepts. All debt, regardless of size, is forgiven at the end of every seventh year. Imagine, a clean financial slate.

Think about how these verses would influence lending and borrowing practices. Larger loans would occur early in the seven year cycle. Debt structure would not look like it does today. The 30 year mortgage would be toast. Loans would likely be much smaller. Personal savings would be promoted. People would be more inclined to live within their means.

Think of all the debt and credit offering practices: home mortgages, car loans, student loans, and credit cards just to mention a few. Debt is oppressive and restrictive to freedom. Consider how each of the above would be financed or paid if debt was forgiven at the end of every seven years. Consider the change in personal spending habits.

Creditors would be more careful how they loaned their money. There would be less loaning of money. Creditors would likely make less irresponsible loans to customers who do not have the means to pay. If implemented today, debt bubbles would be a thing of the past. At the end of every seven years, everyone would be debt free. If debt payments remained at the end of the cycle, it would be forgiven. Poverty would likely be diminished significantly.

Responsibility would be increased on both the lender and the borrower. These practices would significantly cut into corporate banking profits and affect their stock prices. We likely would not see these behemoth corporate banks that dominate our economic landscape today.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20 You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.

Interest free lending would promote national unity and good will toward your fellow countryman. It is a matter of looking after your neighbor and brother. Financial collaboration would be an outcome. People would be more interested in the success of others.

God does not want us to take financial advantage of our fellow man. These loaning practices were built into society by God. He understands the capacity of greed demonstrated by humanity. Don’t shaft your neighbor.

These financial concepts are nowhere to be seen in today’s economic world. Most people are not aware these statutes exist. Would our lives be economically easier if this were in place today? What a concept, it is a universal blessing from God if one loans interest free to their countryman.

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The ultimate example of God’s release or remission is in His Son. Jesus forgives us of our debt, sin. 

John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 

Our transgressions are forgiven as a matter of grace and mercy. Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. 

He has paid our debt without charging us. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

It is His payment that allows us to possess eternity in New Jerusalem (Revelation 21).

China’s Evergrande & Inflation Continues… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2021 by paulthepoke

1 Chronicles 12:32a And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels…

China has 65 million vacant housing units. Will this affect us? How will this affect the global economy?

Check out Michael’s comments on the situation in China and their faltering real estate company, Evergrande. They have missed debt payments for two weeks now. China state backed firms are being asked to buy Evergrande assets. This company is five times the size of Lehman Brothers. Remember 2008???

China is also having significant issues with their power grid. Coal is in short supply. Factories are shutting down across the country.

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Inflation is driving the price of housing higher. The Phoenix housing market is up 33% in the last year alone. Prices around the United States are increasing as well. Michael says prices will go higher. How high will prices go?

The government continues to pump more money into the market. The government promises to pump even more money in the market! Commodity prices continue to go up. The end result is more inflation and prices go higher across the board.

Have a plan! Talk to your financial adviser!

To be involved, to ask any questions, for us to help acquire a few rentals for you in Phoenix: 

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Where Is the World Headed??? Bernie Dahl

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In this topsy turvy world we live in today, where is our world headed? The best source to find that answer is the Bible, God’s communication to future generations of man.

Throughout the Old Testament there are more than 100 prophecies that foretold of a savior coming to earth to redeem man. Yet, all these prophecies were ignored by God’s own people.

However, Magi from Babylon, who had the history of Daniel teaching them, came looking for the Messiah. They were sure had been born.

In our lifetime, at least mine, we have seen the Children of Israel returned to their land in 1948 after 1,900+ years of exile. During most of that time, the Promised Land where their ancestors had lived for several thousand years had become a barren wasteland. But today, it is very productive in unbelievable ways.

photo: Wikimedia, Damascus

Are there prophecies told to us in the Bible that are yet unfulfilled? Yes. Let me give you a few.

Currently, the city of Damascus is the oldest continuously populated city having been in existence for more than 3,000 years. Yet Isaiah 17:2 tells us it will be destroyed and never again inhabited. Could this happen in our lifetime? Very possibly Yes. What is in the news almost weekly in the Middle East? Iran is shipping weapons to the Damascus airport to be further transported to it’s proxy countries bordering Israel. What is Israel doing? The munitions barely arrive before Israel destroys them. Think. When, not if, Iran develops an atomic bomb and brings it to Damascus to use against Israel. What is going to happen? Bingo! See, the makings of the fulfillment of this prophecy are clearly possible in our lifetime.

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Next, let me ask you what three Middle Eastern countries have troops in Syria on the border of Israel today? Russia, Iran and Turkey. You say yes. But, one is atheist; one is Sunni; and one is Shiite Muslim. So what do they have in common?

While once again what does our Bible, God’s word to mankind, tells us? In Ezekiel chapters 38 snd 39, we are told these three countries are going to come against Israel to take spoils and No nation will come to Israel’s aid.

Israel, besides it’s great agricultural products, has recently found abundant oil and natural gas reserves that are huge. Something that Russia dearly desire to have.

Until very recent times, you would say that of course America will come to Israel’s aid. However, it is very obvious that America’s current administration will never come to Israel’s aid.

So where does that put us? Once again, very clearly, this prophecy foretold by God to the prophets some 3,000 years ago has a very, very high potential of being fulfilled, not only in our lifetime, but virtually at any day now.

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Will these things happen before the “Church” is taken home to be with God in the pre-Tribulation Rapture? We. Don’t know. The Rapture could happen first or these prophecies could be fulfilled first. BUT, one thing is almost certain. These events are not years and years away. Clearly, they are most likely going to happen within the lifetime of the majority of the people alive today.

The question you must ask yourself, “What is my standing with God?”

At the final judgment day, will God welcome you to Heaven?

Or will He say, “Depart from Me, I never knew you?”

Sabbatical Year/Shemitah, Part 2

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:1-7 The Lord then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Your harvest’s aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.

Exodus 23:10-11 You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.

In Biblical times, the farmer would scatter and sow seed first. This occurred during the fall after the holidays and God’s appointed feasts. A team of two oxen would be yoked together to drag a plough and till under the seed. It was customary to use two of the same animals per the law. 

Deuteronomy 22:10 You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. 

Farming was a year around job. The land was constantly being worked. It was necessary to keep the ground free of weeds by hoeing from December until February. With the harvesting of grain in late spring and summer, stalks were cut near the top and bundled. The remainder of the plant was left for animals to eat (New Manners and Customs of Bible Times). This cycle occurred for six consecutive years.

In the seventh year, the land is to rest. There is to be no physical labor or working of the land. Seed is not to be planted. The soil is not to be tilled or turned over. Weeds are left to grow unchecked. Olive trees are not to be trimmed or pruned. Grape vines are left unattended to grow wildly. Whatever grows will grow. The farmers are not to harvest or gather crops that do grow during the Sabbatical year. The food that grows is for the farmer, servants, workers, foreigners, and the poor. Of the food that is not eaten by people, the remainder is for the animals.

Imagine that, an economy with a built in one year vacation every seventh year. No need for a worker or union to negotiate time off.

Trust in the Lord to provide.

This Week in Prophecy: Bible Archeology, Ez. 38-39 Turkey & Friends, Beast Emerging?, China Finance

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The Prophet Nahum and his tomb have been rehabilitated. Revelation’s ancient city of Smyrna or modern day Izmir, Turkey is in the news. The purpose is to remake ancient Jewish synagogues. These are real people and real places from the Bible and they remain relevant today.

Ezekiel 38-39 continue in the headlines. Turkey is throwing support to their Qaddafi family member in the upcoming Libyan presidential election scheduled for December 25th later this year.

Turkey has been war gaming with Azerbaijan and Pakistan for regional stability and peaceful purposes of course.

Are we watching the emergence of the 10 nation beast of Revelation? Is Daniel’s 4th world empire of iron and clay toes making its way to the political scene? Keep your eyes on the proposed D 10 Alliance. Military alliances are taking shape with Australia, the UK, the US, and South Korea. India and France are forging ties. G7 + 3 = 10? Watching closely…

China is furious with the alliance of Australia, the UK, and the US. Chinese financial problems are looming on the horizon with Evergrande Real Estate.

The United States has withdrawn missile defense systems from Saudi Arabia and moved resources to the Pacific theater. American withdrawal from Middle East continues. Russia is filling the vacuum.

These questions and more are discussed and answered on This Week in Prophecy.

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