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FAILED COUP: Turkey’s increasingly dangerous Islamist President Erdogan returns to power. UPDATE: Nearly 3,000 arrested, 265 dead, 1,400 wounded.

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

It would appear the coup has failed in Turkey. President Erdogan is likely to emerge from the event with more power. Turkey is a country that has a significant place in the Bible. All churches in the Book of Revelation are in modern day western Turkey. There are four references to Satan in those letters to the churches. The Apostle Paul started many churches on his missionary journeys (Acts) in what is modern day Turkey. New Testament books of the Bible are written to churches in what is modern day Turkey (Galatians, Ephesians for example). Ezekiel 38-39 focuses on a future invasion of Israel from the north. Areas of modern day Turkey are included in the list of nations. Modern day Turkey is a key piece to the end times scenario in the Bible.

 

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UPDATE (as of 2:30pm local time in Ankara on Saturday):

  • Five Turkish generals and 29 colonels have been removed from their positions.
  • More than 2,800 members of the Turkish military have been arrested.
  • More than 100 coup plotters are dead.
  • A total of more than 265 people have been killed in the military-led coup and the response to the coup.
  • Some 1,440 people have been wounded.
  • See reports from the Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg, and BBC.

ORIGINAL POST:

In a stunning night of violence, conspiracy and dramatic reversals, an attempted coup by a faction of Turkish military officers and soldiers determined to bring down the increasingly authoritarian and dangerous Islamist regime of President Recep Erdogan has failed.

Now what? What does the future hold for the nearly 80 million Muslims of Turkey?

Erdogan (pronounced “Air-do-wan”) was out of the country when the coup…

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Trend Update: Israeli Tanks & Bulldozers Cross Golan Heights’ DMZ into Syria, July 15, 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2016 by paulthepoke

Breaking Story: Israeli Defense Forces are reported to have crossed into Syria via the Golan Heights with tanks and bulldozers. Air support is being provided as tanks appear to be digging a defensive posture. Fighting is not indicated at this time.

 

http://www.debka.com/article/25539/IDF-bulldozers-with-tanks-enter-Golan-DMZ

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/71880/unusual-activity-sparks-confusion-idf-tanks-bulldozers-roll-golan-syria-border/#v5D8z3DWYbMKeMKq.97

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160714/1042928221/israeli-bulldozers-enter-the-dmz.html

 

 

Trend Update: Military Coup/Turkey, Ezekiel 38-39, July 15, 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2016 by paulthepoke

Trend Update: Military Coup Underway In Turkey…Developing, July 15, 2016. The Military has claimed they have taken over. Prime Minister Erdogan says he is still in control. Bridges have been closed. Flights into Istanbul have been cancelled.

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.

Note Gog of Magog (Russia) is a leader of the people of Magaog and Gomer, Meshech, Tubal, and Beth-Togarmah. These four are modern day Turkey.

Is Russia ultimately to usurp power in Turkey? This is likely to have significant prophetic and geo political implications.

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.

meshech

Magog was a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. Japheth was the son of Noah. The sons of Japheth were born after the flood (Genesis 10:1).

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/

But what about the brothers of Magog? They include Gomer, Meshech, and Tubal.

Gomer means “complete”. Historians through…

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Putin crosses a line — bans Russians from preaching the Gospel outside churches. Here’s the latest.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 13, 2016 by paulthepoke

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has just crossed a very dangerous line. He has just signed a law making it illegal for Russian followers of Jesus Christ to share or preach the Gospel anywhere outside the walls of their church, or even email their family and friends to invite them to church. What’s more, he has done so under the guise of preventing “terrorism.”

As I have been warning for a decade (see here, here, hereand in my 2006 book, Epicenter), Putin — who is fashioning himself as a rising Czar — is an increasingly dangerous despot. He continues to centralize government power and control to himself. He is trampling over human rights, the media, and NGOs. He is rebuilding the Russian military. He has invaded neighboring Georgia and Ukraine. He is arming and building alliances with Radical Islamic countries, particularly Iran.

Now, Putin is positioning himself as an enemy of Christ and His Church. If he doesn’t not…

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Trend Update: Turkish Muslim Pushing for Jewish Temple, July 2016

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2016 by paulthepoke

Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)…” –Jesus

The third Jewish Temple is coming at some point in the future. Who would have thought a Turkish Muslim would be pulling for the construction of the Jewish Temple? Let me introduce Adnan Oktar. He is an Islamic scholar and a peace activist. Adnan Oktar openly speaks against anti-Semitism on his TV program in Turkey.  He calls for Abraham’s children to come together. He has publically stated Muslims will build the Jewish Temple along with Solomon’s palace. Oktar states the Temple will be rebuilt when global peace and tranquility are at hand.

Recently during Ramadan 2016, Mr. Oktar invited a group of rabbis and politicians from Israel to Istanbul, Turkey. Also included were representatives from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths. Oktar indicated the three religions have common values. He also stated current difficulties between the religions are from Satan. Mr. Oktar indicated people of reason, full of love, should come together and encourage peace and love. Finally, he blamed the media for bad press. Oktar called for leaders to be more courageous and not to be concerned with politics and votes.

Jewish Rabbi Dov Lipmon was very impressed with the hospitality shown while in Turkey. So much so, his negative opinion of Turkey was changed. Adnan Oktar also has a history with Yehuda Glick who is now a member of the Jewish Knesset. Mr. Glick is an advocate of the Jewish Temple as well. In the past, they have talked of peace between Jews and Muslims.

Let me be clear. I am not suggesting Adnan Oktar is the antichrist. But I am suggesting that a man who comes in peace is the one to monitor closely. After all, he seems reasonable. He is not a terrorist. He seems like someone we can work with…

http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/muslim-leader-hosts-rabbis-welcomes-3rd-temple/#!

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/29586/Default.aspx

Millennial Kingdom: Geological/Geographical Implicatioins, Broad Plain of the Earth

Posted in Creation, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 20:9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

The context of this verse is at the conclusion of the 1,000 year jail sentence of the devil. Satan has been released from prison. He is deceiving the nations to bring them to battle against Jesus and His followers in Jerusalem.

…the broad plain of the earth…Notice the term is singular, one land mass. Mountains and islands are not mentioned. They have been removed. The Greek word for “broad plain” is platos (πλάτος). Per Strong’s Concordance, the term suggests great extent. The Greek word for “earth” is ge (γῆ). The term is defined as: arable land; the ground, the earth as a standing place.

This is a huge land mass or a super continent.

In the beginning, God created a single land mass on planet earth. Genesis 1:9-10 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.

Some would argue the land was divided during Noah’s flood. There is one verse that is very clear when the continents emerged.

Genesis 10:25 Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. Peleg’s life and times are noted after the Tower of Babel. Babel is where God scattered the peoples and changed their language from one to multiple languages. After Babel, God broke up the single land mass as well.

…the earth was divided…The Hebrew word for “earth” is `erets. This is the same term used in Genesis 1:9-10. It means: land or earth. The Hebrew word for “divided” is palag. It means: to be split or divided. Stated plainly, the land/earth was split/divided.

It appears, God will put His creation back in the order as He intended, one land mass, no mountains, no islands.

Revelation 21:5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

 

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