Archive for October, 2016

Revelation Churches: Modern Day Turkey

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 1:11 saying, “Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” –Jesus

The Greek word for “book” is Βιβλιον/biblion. It means: a small book, a scroll, a written document. This is the word where we get the term Bible.

The word “book” is singular in the sentence. It would appear John sent one “book” or epistle to the seven churches. The book was sent from the island of Patmos. The order of the seven churches listed is geographical and clockwise in nature. The first stop on the mainland of Turkey was Ephesus. Next, the letter would have gone north to Smyrna. The third stop was north in Pergamum. Following Pergamum to the east and a bit south was Thyatira. The fifth stop to the south would have been Sardis. A jog to the east and the letter stopped in Philadelphia. The last stop to the south and east was Laodicea.

All seven churches are located in what is modern day Turkey.

Four of the seven churches in Revelation have references to Satan. Jesus is the one talking directly to the churches. Jesus got His information from God the Father (Revelation 1). This is not conjecture. The churches are: Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, and Philadelphia.

Acts 16:6 They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia… The Holy Spirit made sure Paul and his companions stayed in modern day Turkey instead of advancing east to China. The regions of Phrygia and Galatia are in the heart of Asia Minor.

Satan has his trinity. He plays the role of God. The antichrist plays the role of Jesus. And the false prophet plays the role of the Holy Spirit. Satan clearly has a foot hold in Turkey per the comments of Jesus to the churches in Revelation. Satan has a religious system and structures in place in this geographical area. If Satan’s home land is modern day Turkey, would it make sense for him to establish his kingdom with his minions here?

 

Trend Update: Jewish Archeological Evidence on Temple Mount

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2016 by paulthepoke

1 Chronicles 22:9-10 ‘Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days. He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’

The Lord God of Israel is talking to King David. He was kept from building the Temple of the Lord because of war and bloodshed in the land (1 Chronicles 22:8).

October 27, 2016: Artifacts from the Solomon Temple era were found on location of the Temple Mount. King Solomon built the first Temple in approximately 960 BC. This is the first time evidence has been found on top of the Temple Mount. Previously in the Ophel excavations, items were found off the southeast wall of the Temple Mount near the Kidron Valley.

Evidence unearthed included: olive pits, animal bones and pottery fragments. One of the largest finds occurred when a trench for a power cable was dug. The find was located approximately 400 feet southeast of the Dome of the Rock. Carbon dating confirmed the time era of the pieces.

This archeology dig was completed quietly with the Muslim Waqf who is in charge of security on the Temple Mount. Multiple surveys have taken place between 2007 and 2016.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-reveal-first-solomons-temple-era-artifacts-ever-found-on-temple-mount/

October 13, 2016: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to deny recognition of religious sites on the Temple Mount to the Jewish people. The UN stated the Temple Mount belongs to the Muslims.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/10/14/trend-update-unesco-rejects-jewish-ties-to-temple-mount-october-2016/

Crack squad over at the UN…

The verses from 1 Chronicles 22:9-10 were prophetic to David and Solomon approximately 1,000 years before Jesus Christ. And they came to pass. But the verses also foreshadow the future of our day in October 2016.

David’s son will establish His kingdom. He will establish peace and quiet. He will build a house.

Mark 1:11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Revelation 1:6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Trend Update: Sun’s Coronal Hole Increases, October 2016

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2016 by paulthepoke

There are multiple references in the Bible regarding the impact on the sun during the tribulation or what is called The Day of the Lord by the prophets. (Joel 2:2, Joel 2:10, Joel 3:15, Zephaniah 1:15, Isaiah 13:6, 9, 10, Isaiah 24:23, Amos 5:20, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12b, Revelation 8:12, Revelation 9:2, and Revelation 9:18b).

We are not in the tribulation. There is no Jewish Temple for the antichrist to desecrate.

October 27, 2016: The coronal hole in the sun continues to grow.

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.

In May 2016, the coronal hole was estimated to be more than 10% of the sun’s surface area.

Look at the side by side comparison. Pictures courtesy of www.helioviewer.org

The solar winds from the coronal hole causes geomagnetic storms on Earth. The solar winds can play havoc with the electrical grid, satellites, telecommunication equipment, radar function, solar cell damage, cable disruption, pipeline corrosion, internet, and airline passenger radiation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3873644/A-massive-coronal-hole-sun-blasting-Earth-solar-storms-CRIPPLE-power-grids.html

Some scientists believe there is a link to increased solar wind speeds and earthquake activity.

Scientists have linked coronal holes with devastating earthquakes in recent times: Japan magnitude 8.5 and Nepal magnitude 7.8.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/549270/solar-storm-coronal-holes-earthquake-europe

Volcanic activity, earthquake frequency and intensity are on the increase all across the planet.

Luke 21:11 …and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

There are parallel passages regarding earthquakes by Jesus in Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8. The context is the Olivet Discourse. Jesus is answering questions from the disciples regarding the signs of His coming and the End of the Age (Matthew 24:3).

Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Nahum, Amos, Haggai, Zechariah, Job, and David the Psalmist have references to earthquakes during the Day of the Lord.

There are at least 7 references to earthquakes in the book of Revelation alone.

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

So…is Jesus credible?

Trend Update: Earth Staggers Like a Drunk, Planet 9??? October 2016

Posted in Isaiah, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 24:18c-20 For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.

The Earth has fallen and it can’t get up. The context of Isaiah 24 is judgment against all humanity of the earth. The language of the chapter is full of seismic activity consistent with earthquakes. Look at the language of these two and a half verses as examples.

  • Foundations tremble…
  • Earth is broken…
  • Earth is split…
  • Earth is violently shaken…
  • Earth staggers…
  • Sways like a hut…
  • It falls…

In April 2015, the Inuit contacted NASA and informed the sky had changed. The Inuit people reside in the Arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland.

The changes reported included different positions of sun rises and sun sets, longer days, higher sun position, and increased warmth. Changes in moon positioning and constellations were noted as well. Predominant winds have changed directions.

All Inuit elders were in agreement. The planet has shifted toward the north.

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/5453/20150406/global-climate-change-the-earth-has-shifted-say-inuit-elders.htm

January 20, 2016: The following excerpt is from Caltech.

Caltech researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The dubbed Planet Nine has a mass about 10 times of Earth. It orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than Neptune (orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). Planet 9 takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make one full orbit around the sun.

https://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523

October 13, 2016: President Obama signs an executive order Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events. This executive order has multiple requests to be completed by multiple government agencies after the president is scheduled to leave office.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/13/executive-order-coordinating-efforts-prepare-nation-space-weather-events

October 21, 2016: Scientists hypothesize the mysterious Planet 9 may be causing a wobble or tilt to our solar system and sun.

Allegedly, Planet 9 orbits about 30 degrees off the plane of planets in our solar system. As it gets closer, the planet could cause other heavenly bodies to tilt or wobble.

“Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment,” Elizabeth Bailey, Caltech graduate student and lead author.

“It continues to amaze us; every time we look carefully we continue to find that Planet Nine explains something about the solar system that had long been a mystery,” said Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/planet-nine-9-solar-system-sun-found-science-scientists-mike-brown-caltech-a7374466.html

Beware! This topic is loaded with all kinds of theories. Some call it Planet X, Nibiru, Hercolubus…

As always, do your homework. What’s going on???

 

 

Trend Update: Dead Scrotum Frogs in Peru, October 2016

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2016 by paulthepoke

Exodus 8:3 The Nile will swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading bowls.

For complete details of the plague of frogs see Exodus 8:1-15.

This was the second plague against Egypt. Moses and Aaron were warning Pharaoh, “Let us go.” The Egyptians viewed the frog as a symbol of fertility and life. The frog was equated with the fertility god Heqet. God gave the Egyptians exactly what they wanted, their deity. Worship these frogs!

October 21, 2016: Ten thousand Scrotum frogs have been found dead along a 30 mile stretch of the Coata River. The location is Juliaca, Peru near Lake Titicaca. This is one of the largest lakes in South America.

The Scrotum frog is on the endangered species list. It is one of the largest frog species and can weigh up to 2 pounds. The scrotum frog has loose skin which allows it to take in additional oxygen.

Experts do not understand what has caused the mass amounts of scrotum frog death. However, locals have been observed removing trash and sludge from the river. Industrial waste and heavy metals are reported in water tests. Mining operations are reported up river in the mountains.

Water from the lake is reported to hamper crop growth.

“Lake Titicaca used to be a paradise, now we can’t use the water and our livestock die if they drink it,” environmental activist Maruja Inquilla Sucasaca.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scrotum-frogs-found-dead-lake-titicaca-180960835/?no-ist

Approximately 3,600 years ago, Israel was enslaved in Egypt. Frogs were equated with the fertility god by the Egyptians. Their gods would die. Exodus 8:13-14 The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields. So they piled them in heaps, and the land became foul.

Fast forward to October 2016. The scrotum frog would lead some to think of fertility among other things.  In both cases, frogs died. These dead frogs probably stink too.

In case anyone is wondering what came next back in Egypt…Exodus 8:16 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt.’”

The Hebrew word for gnats can encompass lice, gnats, ticks, flies, fleas, or mosquitoes. –NET Bible

Let’s watch and see what happens…

Trend Update: “Third Wall” Found in Jerusalem, October 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2016 by paulthepoke

John 2:20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”

The Jewish leaders of Jesus’ day were confused. In the context of these verses, Jesus was referring to His body the Temple. The Jewish leaders were referring to the house of worship, the Temple. Thankfully adversarial confusion confirms there was a real, physical Temple during the days of Jesus. This is the Temple during Jesus Christ’s time on earth. It was Herod’s reconstructed Temple.

October 20, 2016: Reports out of Jerusalem indicate remains of the “Third Wall” have been unearthed. The Third Wall surrounded the city of Jerusalem prior to the Roman destruction of the city and Temple in 70 AD.

The archeological dig was completed by Dr. Rena Avner and Kfir Arviv of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The findings were located in the Russian Compound of Jerusalem where the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is to be built.

Relics from the Roman attack on Jerusalem have been discovered. The Romans were led by Titus during this era. Multiple ancient ballista and sling stones were used to bomb Jerusalem were discovered. These rocks were launched from catapults in the assault.

These findings confirm the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. See the attached article for boundaries of the wall per Josephus.

The findings will be presented on October 27, 2016 at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The title of the presentation is New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219155

October 13, 2016: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to deny recognition of religious sites on the Temple Mount to the Jewish people. The UN stated the Temple Mount belongs to the Muslims.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/10/14/trend-update-unesco-rejects-jewish-ties-to-temple-mount-october-2016/

UNESCO clearly did not heed the warning from the Jewish Sanhedrin in early August 2016.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/08/09/trend-update-sanhedrin-takes-on-un-over-temple-mount-august-2016/

In light of this discovery, one would hope UNESCO would reconsider their recent vote. After all, this is the international body who oversees education, scientific, and cultural issues. Surely, accuracy is important to UNESCO…

 

Trend Update: Turkey on the Move in the Middle East, October 2016

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2016 by paulthepoke

As of October 19, 2016, Turkey has military operations on three fronts and President Recep Erdogan has aspirations of being more assertive in the region.

Two Greek fighter aircrafts engaged two Turkish F-16’s aircraft in a dog fight over the Aegean Sea. Military jets were reported to be armed. The incident took place southeast of Rhodes and south of Kastellorizo.

October 11, 2016: Turkish fighter jets violate Greek air space. www.ekathimerini.com

October 5, 2016: A previous dog fight between Turkish and Greek jets was reported by

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/10/05/greek-turkish-dogfights-over-the-aegean-with-23-violations-of-greek-air-space/

http://www.ekathimerini.com/213000/article/ekathimerini/news/dogfights-in-aegean-amid-tensions-with-turkey

Greece and Turkey are both members of NATO. Since the failed coup attempt in the summer of 2016, Turkey’s President Erdogan has strengthened alliances with Russia.

October 19, 2016: Turkey ground troops and air force conducted operations near Azaz, Syria. Azaz is located north of Aleppo four miles from the Turkey border.

The town of Dabiq has been captured by Turkey. Dabiq is approximately 25 miles northeast of Aleppo and 6 miles from the Turkey border.  This is the heart of ISIS. Their monthly magazine is named “Dabiq”. This is the location of the ultimate battle of the Islamic Sunni prophecy. This is where the infidels are taken out. ISIS believes the infidels to be “Rome” or western civilization.

http://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2016/10/19/operation-euphrates-shield-update-56th-day-operation-against-daesh-terrorists-intensifies-in-azez-district

October 18, 2016: Turkey is providing air support in the Mosul Offensive against ISIS. “Our air forces took part in the coalition forces’ air operations in Mosul,” Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

Turkey is not happy with their role in Mosul. They want a significantly increased role. Turkey feels obligated to help their Sunni brothers in Mosul. Their concern is the liberation of Mosul is being carried out by Shiite Iraqis.

“Military advisors” from Turkey are reported to be on the ground near Mosul, Iraq.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ankara-joins-air-operation-take-mosul-iraqis-protest-against-turkish-role-1106417056

The book of Revelation was written from the island of Patmos. Historically Patmos was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Today the island belongs to modern day Greece. Today, President Erdogan of Turkey is calling on populism and the glory days of the Ottoman Empire.

All seven churches in the Book of Revelation are in what is modern day Turkey. Four of the seven churches in Revelation have references to Satan. Jesus is the one talking directly to the churches. Jesus got His information from a reliable source, God the Father (Revelation 1). The four churches are: Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, and Philadelphia. Satan clearly has a foot hold in Turkey per the comments of Jesus to the churches in Revelation. Satan has a religious system and structures in place in this geographical area. If Satan’s home land and capital are modern day Turkey, would it make sense for him to establish his kingdom with his minions here?

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey.

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

Look into this. Do your own homework. Form your own opinion.

Trend Update: All Roads Lead to Mosul, October 2016

Posted in Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 17, 2016 by paulthepoke

Genesis 10:11 From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah…

That “he” is Nimrod. He is the one who built the ancient city of Nineveh. The city was built approximately 4,000 years ago. Nineveh is the city furthest north of those built by Nimrod. Nineveh is the city and people in focus in the Book of Jonah. Nineveh was once the largest city in the known world.

Historically, Nineveh is the capital of the Assyrian Empire.

Nineveh is located in modern day Mosul, Iraq. The modern day region maintains it ties to the past. Mosul is located in the province of Nineveh.

For links to multiple articles regarding ancient Nineveh/modern day Mosul, Iraq…

https://paulthepoke.com/category/mosulnineveh/

October 17, 2016: The Iraqi government has announced the beginning of the Mosul Offensive to liberate the city of ISIS.

In today’s world, there are many different news sources. With advancements in technology, Twitter and Periscope are providing a view from the front lines of the conflict. Participants in the battle are issuing their own version of what is happening in the area. If interested, key word search #MosulOffensive on Twitter or Periscope. Be ready, it is raw.

Most of the activity is taking place on the highways and villages leading towards Mosul. Heavy fighting appears to be outside of the city at this time.

The following information is from an ISIS twitter stream. “Martyrdom Operations” have been completed south of Mosul in Qayyara. The location is about 35 miles south of Mosul. Translation for “Martyrdom Operation” is suicide mission. Video of a Martyrdom Operations can be found on Twitter and YouTube.

Military operations have been reported east of Mosul.

Kurdish forces are reported to be on the outskirts of southeast Mosul in Al Kuwayr. Villages between Erbil, Iraq and Mosul have been cleared of ISIS.

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/peshmerga-forces-now-7kms-from-mosul-military-sources/666688

 

Revelation: Island of Patmos

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

Revelation 1:9 I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

If a person is a believer of Christ and in the body of Jesus, this verse promises three things.

  • Tribulation…The Greek word is thlipsis/τηλιπσισ. It literally means: a pressing, pressing together, pressure; metaphorically: oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, or straits. 
  • Kingdom…The Greek word is basileia/βασιλεια. It means: royal power, kingship, and dominion. It is the right to rule. Authority has been granted. 
  • Perseverance…The Greek word is hupomone/ηυπομονε. It means: steadfastness, constancy, endurance; a patient enduring. -Definitions per Strong’s Concordance 

…was on the island called Patmos…Patmos is an island in the Aegean Sea. The word “Patmos” means: my killing. The Apostle John was sentenced to the island of “my killing”. Where are you going? My killing.

Patmos is a small island approximately 10 miles by 6 miles. It is a rocky island. Tradition has John receiving the “Revelation” in a cave on the south side of the island.

Scholars generally believe Revelation was written during the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian. He ruled from 81-96 AD. The early church writers Irenaeus, Eusebius, Jerome and others indicated John was sent to Patmos by Domitian in 95 AD. John was released 1 ½ years later.

Historically Patmos was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Today the island belongs to modern day Greece.

God chose to unveil or apokalupsis/αποκαλυπσισ in the Greek. It means to literally “take the cover off”. The word could be further defined as: laying bear, making naked; a disclosure of truth, instruction; concerning things before unknown; things withdrawn from view are made visible to all; manifestation, appearance.

The future end time’s scenario is completely revealed off of the coast of Turkey. All seven churches in the Book of Revelation are in modern day Turkey. The Apostle Paul planted many churches and spent a lot of time in Turkey…I suspect Turkey has a role.

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts; Holman Bible Dictionary.

Why was John placed on Patmos? …because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

 

Trend Update: Blood Red Samala River, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, October 2016

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on October 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

October 14, 2016: The Samala River in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala has turned blood red. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is on the scene and investigating.

An unknown black substance that has dumped into the river may be the cause. This substance is near an electrical power plant on the Samala River. The National Electrification Institute indicated the pollution is not related to any process of power generation.

Fish in the river are dying. Approximately 400,000 people live along the Samala River.

http://strangesounds.org/2016/10/river-turns-blood-red-in-guatemala-video-pictures-samala-alarm.html

For those keeping track…This is at least the sixth event of a significant body of water turning blood red in 2016.

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

The context of the verse above is towards the end of the Tribulation. We have not started. But we are trending…

 

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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