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Trend Update: Israel Land Division, Military Implications, June 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on May 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land..

Israel and they have divided up My land. It is a foregone conclusion as to the result of God’s land Israel. The nations have and will further divide the land. Humanity is a serial offender of dividing God’s land. Peace talks (2016) will ultimately result in the division of the land per Joel 3:2. The timing remains to be seen.

Here is a brief video regarding the military implications of dividing the land of Israel.

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Trend Update: Peace, Peace, Peace! June 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.

This is the definitive statement indicating the start of the Tribulation. The verse in Daniel is what Jesus quotes in His Olivet Discourse.  Matthew 24:15 So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand).

The “he” is the antichrist. As of June 2016, “he” is not on the scene and “he” has not made peace. Humanity is still fighting wars.

And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week…The Hebrew word for “he will make firm” is gabar. The grammar states the antichrist is the cause and he has the strength to make it happen.

The Hebrew word for “covenant” is bariyth. It means: covenant, alliance, pledge between men; treaty, league (man to man).

The length of the treaty is “one week” or echad shabuwa` in the Hebrew. It means: period of seven (days or years), heptad, week.

Definitions are provided by Strong’s Concordance.

As of June 2016, there is a push for peace in the Middle East. There appears to be multiple peace plans on the table.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging the Knesset to join the push for peace. He is looking at elements of the Arab Peace Initiative. A key element of the plan provides for Israel’s full diplomatic ties with 57 Arab and Muslim states after a peace accord with the Palestinians. The plan was developed by Saudi Arabia and approved by the Arab League 14 years ago.

Egypt is looking to broker peace between the Arabs, Palestinians, and Israel.

Even former Israeli soldiers have a plan for peace with the Palestinians and Arabs.

On June 3, 2016, France is hosting a peace conference. It includes the Middle East Quartet: the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – the Arab League, the U.N. Security Council and about 20 countries. Seems like a rather large “quartet”.

Israel and the Palestinians have not been invited to French peace conference.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-netanyahu-idUSKCN0YL1WQ

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-urges-all-supporters-of-peace-security-to-join-coalition/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-arab-peace-plan-could-revive-talks-with-palestinians/

http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldiers-draw-up-plan-for-peace-with-palestine

 

More Dead Fish, Grand Isle, LA, May 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2016 by paulthepoke

This video is from a local man on the scene in Grand Isle, Louisiana. He responded to a post on the YouTube channel. Smell of the beach was reported to be “horrible very horrible”.

Also included is the original YouTube post by PaulthePoke.

Gotta love the internet.

 

 

Millennial Kingdom: Geological/Geographical Implications

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

The context of the set of verses in Revelation 6 is the initial third of the Tribulation, the seals. This event takes place approximately 7 years before the beginning of Christ’s Kingdom. Granted, there appears to be significant issues with the sun, moon, stars, atmosphere and sky in this context. But, the focus of the series is the geological and geographical changes coming to planet Earth.

The earthquake starts the chain of events in the sixth seal. The quake is described as “great” or μεγασ (megas) in the Greek. It can be translated as significant, severe, gigantic, or YUGE (huge) per Strong’s Concordance. This earthquake will be a big deal.

Revelation 6:14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

…and every mountain and island were moved out of their places…This is exactly what the verse says in the Greek. “Every” mountain and island moved out of its place. Each, every, the whole, all of them are moved.

The root word for “moved” is κινεο (kineo). It can also be translated: to cause to go, to move, set in motion. Figuratively, it will cause a commotion (NET Bible/Strong’s Concordance).

This verse is suggesting tectonic plate movement and change across the planet. The earthquake will knock things out of their place. Consider all of the mountain ranges in the world: The Rockies, Andes, Urals, Alps, Himalayas…Consider all of the islands in the world…

Recent history (early 21st century, May 2016) has not seen an earthquake that has caused continents to initiate movement and drifting. Modern day maps and globes will be obsolete.

Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

God does not care how deep your bunker is. God does not care how much you have prepared. God does not care if you are the leader of a country. Military training will not save you. He does not care how much money and wealth one has acquired. Your intellect is no match for the Lamb (Jesus). It does not matter if you are isolated. A piece of advice to the social elite, you can run but you cannot hide.

Revelation 6:16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb…

Be careful what you wish for. God will give you what you want. Revelation 16:20 beckons.

Trend Update: Hole in the Sun, May 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2016 by paulthepoke

May 17-19, 2016, NASA spots a massive coronal hole in the sun. The hole measures more than 10% of the sun’s surface area. In October 2015, a smaller hole was observed. This hole was the size of 50 earths. As of October 2015, this was believed to be the largest coronal hole on record. Both holes formed in the same area of the sun.

A coronal hole is an area where the sun’s atmosphere is less dense. These holes contain less solar material. A lower temperature is noted than the rest of the corona. These areas tend to send out the fastest solar winds. A coronal hole cannot be seen in visible light with the naked eye. But it can be seen via ultraviolet light. So don’t look directly into the sun!

Scientists do not know how coronal holes form. Fear not say the NASA scientists. This is not a big deal…

http://www.popsci.com/this-hole-in-suns-atmosphere-looks-amazing

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/674234/Is-the-sun-DISINTEGRATING-NASA-spots-monster-hole-open-up-on-our-star

So if there is less solar material and lower solar temperatures…I take it our planet Earth will probably cool off.

Revelation 6:12b…and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair…

Revelation 8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.

Revelation 9:2 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.

Revelation 9:18b…by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.

Look at the progression of the sun during the Tribulation per the book of Revelation. Granted, the initial verse could be describing a solar eclipse. BUT, what is going to happen when a 1/3 of the sun is blocked? What is going to happen when the sun shines for 8 hours instead of 12 with a third of the intensity? What is going to happen when the above conditions are compounded by smoke that thickens the air and covers the already limited sun? And for good measure, add more smoke.

The effect on the sun is located in other places besides Revelation. Look at the references to a darkened sun during the Day of the Lord (Joel 2:2, Joel 2:10, Joel 3:15, Zephaniah 1:15, Isaiah 13:6, 9, 10, Isaiah 24:23, Amos 5:20, and Matthew 24:29).

The current political culture of 2016 would suggest the planet is warming. We have Global Warming! Man says the planet is getting hotter. The Bible says the weather during the Tribulation is going to be cold and nasty.

Job 38:22-23 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle?

As Spock would say… “Curious”

Tribulation: Temple or Tabernacle Tent, Part 3

Posted in Prophecy, Temple with tags , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2016 by paulthepoke

The answer to the question…Is a “temple” necessary for the tribulation? Would a tent of meeting structure or tabernacle work? The antichrist is going to defile something.

Daniel 11:31 Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation.

The focus of this post is the Hebrew word for sanctuary.

The Hebrew word for “sanctuary” is miqdash: sacred place, sanctuary, holy place; of the temple or of the tabernacle. Strong’s Concordance.

This term miqdash allows for either a tabernacle/tent or temple in the end times scenario.

The Hebrew word for “fortress” is ma`owz: place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold, fastness, or harbor. Figuratively it is a refuge of God or human protection.

A physical, structural “ma`owz” type fortress is possible. This could be a temple campus consistent with the structure during the time of Jesus’ first coming. Figuratively, God is a refuge. His ma`owz or provision and strength could allow for a tabernacle/tent structure in an end times scenario.

Revelation 11:1-2 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.

The Temple in Revelation 11 is during the Tribulation. In both cases in verses 1-2, naos is used. The specific term naos is referring to the Holy Place, those who worship in it. “Those” is plural. If it were singular, the naos would be the Holy of Holies for the High Priest.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

The Greek term for temple is naos.

Both a tabernacle/tent-like structure and a stone temple structure are possible in the tribulation scenario. Personally, I would lean towards a temple of stone and mortar complete with all the furnishings. The Temple Institute has the materials ready to go for stone structure. The locals are not talking about raising a tent. Political pressure is building for a Temple complex.

Do your own homework. Make your own decision.

Scripture tells us the antichrist will defile the inner sanctuary or the holy place. The issue is the antichrist defiles the most sacred area. He is going to violate Jewish Law. He is not a priest let alone a High Priest. He has a side kick, the false prophet for religious duties. The antichrist is a political dictator. The area impacted…naos in the New Testament, miqdash ma`owz in the Old Testament.

Big mistake…

 

Trend Update: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, May 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

The verse in Revelation 6 is not an isolated reference to stars falling out of the sky. The concept is noted throughout Scripture. Falling stars are a piece of the puzzle indicating the Tribulation. Revelation 6:13 is the beginning of a progression. Eventually, all stars will be covered and not give off their light. There are other significant happenings with the sky, sun, and moon during this time. The focus of this post, the stars.

Jesus refers to falling stars in the Olivet Discourse. Christ is quoting the prophet Isaiah 34:4 in Mark 13:25 and Matthew 24:29. Note the consistency of the events in the verses. Isaiah, Jesus, and John are in complete agreement. The events: 1) sky rolled up like a scroll; 2) stars fall to earth.

Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven will wear away, and the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; all their hosts will also wither away as a leaf withers from the vine, or as one withers from the fig tree.

Joel 3:15 The sun and moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness.

Conditions deteriorate in Revelation 8:12 when a third of the heavenly bodies are affected. This is the fourth of the seven trumpets, the middle third of the Tribulation. Revelation 8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.

In Revelation 12:4a another third of the stars are removed from the sky. Revelation 12:4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth…His tail is in reference to the dragon or Satan.

Look into the night time sky. Eventually, there will be literal darkness upon the earth.

Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not flash forth their light; the sun will be dark when it rises and the moon will not shed its light.

Ezekiel 32:7-8 “And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you and will set darkness on your land,” Declares the Lord GOD.

There have been recorded incidents of meteors and falling star over the past few years. Recently in May 2016, we have seen events in Mexico and the northeast part of the United States. Are these events increasing? Or are we more aware because of people who have video recorded such events?

The chart from NASA and the American Meteor Society will speak for itself.

The trend is increasing. What we are seeing now is nothing.

Planet earth is going to get stoned in a major way from its Creator.

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