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Trend Update: Turkey, Rumors of 2nd Coup, US/NATO Nuclear Incirlik Air Base Surrounded, July 31, 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

On July 31, 2016 Russian News Agency Tass, Sputnik News, and RT.com are reporting a rumored second attempted coup of the Turkey government. 7,000 Turkish troops have surrounded the joint United States and NATO Incirlik Air Base. The air base is reported to hold 50-90 nuclear weapons. This is reported to be the largest nuclear weapons unit in Europe.

Turkish authorities are saying this is for security reasons only. The operation has been deemed a “safety inspection”. They also added “there is no problem”. Air space over the base has been closed.

Earlier in the week, approximately 1,000 surrounded the air base and protested with chants of “Death to America” and anti-Israeli talk.

http://tass.ru/en/world/891733

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/breaking-alert-nato-nuke-base-surrounded-by-heavily-armed-turkish-police-houses-up-to-90-thermonuclear-weapons_07302016

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-30/turkey-surrounds-blocks-access-natos-incirlik-airbase-amid-speculation-second-coup

https://www.rt.com/news/353753-turkey-protest-incirlik-base/?utm_content=buffer36b23&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This is being reported in Australia, Israel and other news outlets around the world.

It appears Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan are making up after the Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey earlier in the year (2016). Russia has a slippery slope playing both sides of Islam, Sunni (Turkey and majority of Muslim nations) and Shia (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hezbollah)…

The Scripture references above state Russia and Turkey will be allies in the end times invasion of Israel.

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Millennial Kingdom: Access to Wealth

Posted in Isaiah, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

A future Millennial Kingdom will have abundant food and economic prosperity. Somebody is going to have to plant, harvest, clean, package, distribute, and prepare all of this food. Finding work will not be a problem. Agriculture and related industry appear to play a significant role during this time. People will be living longer and the population is expected to explode accordingly.

Isaiah 30:23 Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.

The Hebrew word for “bread” is lechem. It means: grain, food, or bread per Strong’s Concordance.  A farmer will plant the seed and many will harvest the crop. Grain will be stored, then transported for the production of food and bread. Look at the jobs created…farm equipment; roads built; construction; energy use and distribution; bakeries and bakers; grocery stores…you get the idea.

…the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous…The Hebrew word for “rich” is the adjective dashen. It means: a substitute for fat or vigorous. The Hebrew word for “plenteous” is shamen. It means: fat, rich, robust. There are going to be a series of bumper crops.

…livestock will graze in a roomy pasture. The cattle, sheep, goats and such will have plenty of room to roam and a bounty of grains and grasses to feed.

Jeremiah 31:12 They will come and shout for joy on the height of Zion, and they will be radiant over the bounty of the LORD— Over the grain and the new wine and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd;, and they will never languish again.

The people of Israel are described as “radiant” or nahar in the Hebrew. This could also be translated and described as to shine, beam, light, or burn.

They are excited because of the “bounty” or goods, property, fairness, beauty, joy, and prosperity that comes from the LORD. He is the source. This is the best. It is appealing to the eye as well as the stomach. Listed in the verse are grapes, grains (barley and wheat are the primary crops in Israel), olives and its oil, and herds of healthy animals with offspring.

…and their life will be like a watered garden…The Hebrew word for “garden” is the same word used for the “Garden of Eden”. That garden in Genesis was created in perfection by God. The grammar talks about a water saturated garden. This place is not struggling for hydration like the desert that is Israel today.

Trend Update: Pestilence, Zika Virus, July 2016

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades following him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The context of Revelation 6:8 is fourth horse of the Apocalypse. The antichrist is on the first white horse. As of the summer of 2016, we have not seen the antichrist in action, let alone formally presented. The planet is gearing up for war. Nobody is brokering peace. We are not in the Tribulation.

The scale of destruction and death of the fourth horse is ¼ of the earth. This would mean roughly 2 billion (2,000,000,000) people impacted. War and famine are accompanying disease. Animals are turning to humans for food. As of the summer of 2016, this is not occurring. We are not in the Tribulation.

The World Health Organization declared Zika Virus a health emergency in February 2016.

Brazil appears to be the country with the most cases.

In a USA Today article, it was estimated 10,000 pregnancies could be affected by Zika by the end of the year in Puerto Rico.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 1,658 cases in the U.S. mainland.

It is late July 2016 and the Zika Virus is now in Miami, Florida. Four cases of Zika were transmitted by mosquito. The virus has been reported to be transferred by travel to affected areas and sexual contact with an infected person.

Blood donations in Miami have been stopped for now.

Severe brain birth defects have been reported with newborns of women infected by the virus. Babies are being born with small heads (microencephaly).

There appears to be a link between Zika and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The immune system attacks nerves and results in temporary paralysis.

All that said, don’t worry. The CDC “does not expect widespread transmission in the continental US.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-29/florida-says-zika-cases-likely-transmitted-locally-in-u-s-first

When the four horsemen do arrive, it will only the beginning. One will not have to ask the question, “Are we in the Tribulation?”

Trend Update: Blood Red Lake Urmia, Iran, July 2016

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 16:4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

The idea of blood red bodies of water takes place in the book of Revelation on a massive global scale. Initially in Revelation 8, a third of the sea is affected. Chapter 8 is in the middle third of events in the Tribulation. Eventually in Revelation 16, all the bodies of water are affected. Chapter 16 is in the last third of events in the seven year period.

As of July 2016, we are not in the Tribulation. There is no 10 nation federation. There is no third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Israel does not have a peace deal with its neighbors. And there is no antichrist.

Lake Urmia has recently turned blood red. This is one lake in northwest Iran. It happens to be the largest lake in the Middle East.

The following is provided by:

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2016/07/the-middle-easts-biggest-lake-turns-blood-red/491465/

Lake Urmia’s red hue is attributed to a type of Halobacteriaceae, which are specialized bacteria that thrive in extremely salty conditions. Called halophiles (“salt-loving”), they produce pink-red pigments (bacterioruberins), and when found in abundance, the pigments from these bacteria can turn super-salty water pink or red. The presence of the red-pigmented halophiles, seen from space, marks an environment that has become extraordinarily saline.

Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. – Jesus

Trend Update: Failed Turkey Coup, 1 Week Later, Power Grab! July 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

It has been one week (July 22, 2016) after the failed coup in Turkey. A state of emergency has been declared in Turkey. Can you say “Power Grab”!

President Erdogan has fired or suspended approximately 50,000 people in the government crackdown.

Here is a brief list of those fired and/or detained. Statistics provided most by the state run news agency Anadolu.

118 generals and admirals detained.

8,777 Ministry of Interior personnel (police) suspended.

100 Turkish intelligence service personnel captured.

21,738 teachers in private institutions licenses revoked.

1,577 university deans have been asked to resign.

2,745 judges and prosecutors listed for detention. –

24 radio and television companies’ licenses revoked.

Some of the police and military personnel have been detained and stripped down to their underwear. Once detained in a large building, they are subjected to a talk from the president regarding their actions in the attempted coup.

Erdogan is now calling to reinstitute the death penalty.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/europe/turkey-failed-coup-attempt/index.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-idUSKCN0ZX07S

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36842073

 

In the Muslim world, President Erdogan is being hailed as a messianic figure. Sunni Muslim scholars have declared Erdogan the supreme leader of the Muslim world. A letter of declaration was sent by Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars. The letter was viewed as heaven sent. It states:  “Allah is with you and all Arab and Muslim nations are with you including all freedom loving people are with you. We, all the Muslim scholars, in the four corners of the globe, are with you. The Angel Gabriel and the righteous one [in heaven] are with you. And after that the angels will be revealed.”

Some see President Erdogan as the promised Mahdi, the Muslim Messianic figure.

See the link below for an insightful article by Walid Shoebat.

http://therightscoop.com/muslim-scholars-declare-post-coup-erdogan-supreme-leader-for-the-entire-muslim-world/

It appears Turkey is turning to fundamental Islam with more central control.

Millennial Kingdom: Get to Work!

Posted in Isaiah, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2016 by paulthepoke

Deuteronomy 24:15 You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it becomes sin in you.

Deuteronomy 25:4 You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

The Mosaic Law states workers, people and animals, are to be paid for their labor immediately.

Labor is honored and rewarded across time in the Bible. In Genesis 1 and 2, Humanity was created to work. Adam and Eve were to manage a garden and tend to animals. Genesis 2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

This same concept of paying workers (humans and animals) is noted in the New Testament.

The Apostle Paul quotes the law in 1 Timothy 5:18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

It is Biblical to support your family with labor and wages. 1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Payment of workers and reward for labor are hallmarks of the Millennial Kingdom. Consistency continues…humanity and animals are rewarded.

Isaiah 65:21-23 They will build houses and inhabit them; they will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They will not build and another inhabit, they will not plant and another eat; for as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, and My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands. They will not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD, and their descendants with them.”

Isaiah 30:24 Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

God does not change. The Millennial Kingdom is not going to be a time and place of idle sitting on white, puffy clouds with cute, little, baby angels. There will be no sickness and everyone will be physically able to work.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-11 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.

Trend Update: Jewish Priest Provides Blessing for Israel on Temple Mount, July 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2016 by paulthepoke

Numbers 10:2 Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.

Amihai Ariel is the father of Hallel, the 13 year old girl who was stabbed and murdered by a terrorist while she was sleeping in her bedroom. On July 15, 2016 Mr. Ariel was followed by 50 family members and close friends to the Temple Mount.

Keep in mind, Jordan is responsible for security on the Temple Mount. It is illegal for Jews to ascend the Mount and engage in “religious” activity, pray, or talk to God.

Amihai Ariel is a priest. At the foot of the Temple Mount, Amihai Ariel blew a silver trumpet that is to be used in the Third Temple. The trumpet blast was a signal to alert the people of Israel. A priest is calling. Come to the Temple.

A shofar (ram’s horn) was also blown. This shofar blast indicates a Temple worship service is about to begin. A shofar is used in the Temple service.

Translation, I am going to the top of the Temple Mount and I am going to perform a priestly, Temple service.

After this, the party ascended to the top of the Temple Mount. Mr. Ariel went to a specific place on the Temple Mount where priests are to give a blessing to the people of Israel. The outcome was a priest blessed the Jewish people on the Temple Mount. The blessing was from Numbers 6:23-27. The highlights from the verses are listed below.

May the LORD bless you and guard you. May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you.  May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace.

This was completed in the presence of the Muslim Waqf security. This is the kind of stuff that can lead to a war. No arrests were made. There was no violence.

“After my daughter is murdered, what more can they do to me? Ban me from the Temple Mount? Arrest me? What more can I possibly lose by blessing Israel? A Jewish man goes up to God’s mountain. I was trying to connect to God. So what are they going to do to me for doing such a thing?”

“But when I look around and see the condition the world is in, I come to the conclusion that the world needs a place for God, his Temple in Jerusalem. We need to start doing the work of building and so many people, for the wrong reasons, are stopping that from happening.” -Amihai Ariel

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/71920/bin-exclusive-father-slain-girl-performs-priestly-blessing-temple-mount-video/#K5pGwOjV93uXoj3j.97

 

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