Archive for September, 2017

Trend Update: Yemen Cholera Epidemic Reaches 750000, September 2017

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

Jeremiah 24:10 ‘I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence upon them until they are destroyed from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.’”

This is the cycle of war. The prophet Jeremiah described the cycle approximately 2,600 years ago. It was true then and it is true today in 2017. Pestilence and disease go hand in hand as consequences of war. Yemen is a country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The civil war in Yemen continues to provide a real world example. Sunni and Shia Muslims continues to fight for control of the country.

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Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses. Signs and symptoms of cholera include: severe vomiting, nausea, diarrhea which leads to dehydration, cramps, seizures, coma, and potentially death.

September 29, 2017: The latest numbers out of Yemen indicate 750,000 people have been afflicted with Cholera. 276,000 were infected as of July 2017. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) estimates the number could reach 1,000,000 by the end of the year. Per the World Health Organization, on average there are 143,000 deaths per year around the world. What is happening in Yemen is staggering.

YEMEN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

Cholera-infected Yemeni women receive treatment at a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, 12 May 2017. According to World Health Organization, an acute cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed the lives of at least 51 people across the conflict-plagued Arab country over the past two weeks, estimating that 7.6 million Yemenis live in areas with a high risk of cholera transmission. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Supply lines for food and medicine continue to be affected by the fighting. As a result, medical care and food remain in short supply. Health care workers are now receiving food portions for pay. Previously, health care workers were receiving nothing in the form of compensation.

Alexandre Faite, the head of the Red Cross in Yemen has made the following statements.

“I don’t think political settlement is coming soon and I’m very worried that the extension of the conflict would lead to more problems.”

“(The) health sector is really on its knees in Yemen…the health staff is on its knees as well because they are not paid.”

“In terms of access to even water, electricity, there isn’t a power grid in the main cities in Yemen. Without the ICRC and other organizations fixing (pumping stations) there wouldn’t be any running water in Sanaa.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/yemen-cholera-outbreak-hit-million-2018-170929140409261.html

 

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , on September 28, 2017 by paulthepoke

 

Flag-Day

Had a hard time finding where it says to work against each other or that one is better than two in the Bible. I could find several verses about unity though. Is it faster for one man to build a house compared to two men or twenty? Can one person compete better than two or five working together in a game of basketball? When in unity & of the same mind, we can accomplish so much more together instead of facing the world alone. Unity does bring happiness & makes the world & even your community a better place.

Philippians 2:2 Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord & of one mind.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Have a unifying weekend my friends!!!

Return OF Your Investment!…Featuring Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2017 by paulthepoke

MichaelProverbs 27:12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

There are times to be Bold and times to be Cautious. Everything associated with the US Stock Market is distorted! The Stock Market has reached all time record highs, but valuations seem to be overly stretched with historically precarious P/E ratios of over 30+. Current Corporate Profits are suspect due to the liberal use of Non-GAAP accounting procedures which give enormous flexibility to Earnings. In addition, Dividends have been paid with Debt rather than Profits and the use of debt is so pervasive that Margin Debt used to leverage stock purchases is now also at Historic all-time levels and will compound and multiply any downturn in prices. Further, Central Banks have for 10 years, relentlessly pushed the Global Stock and Bond Markets higher, but now are attempting to shrink their balance sheets. The Fed is starting to sell $10 Billion a month for the 4th Quarter of 2017 and will be increasing every quarter through 2018 resulting in $510 Billion of liquidity withdrawal. Removing the constant purchasing of Equities may introduce Selling Pressure creating the unwanted opposite effect.
Trees do not grow to the sky and cycles eventually turn. There comes a time to take profits and re-distribute assets to safer allocations. In December of 2007, Charles Nenner recommended cashing out of the Stock Market and remained out until after March of 2009 avoiding the horrific sell off. He has again recommended to be out of Equities since July 1, 2017 and recommends only “Small Units” that can be rented for a portion of assets. Bill Gross who was known as the Bond King because of his stature with PIMCO, has stated he does not like Stocks and does not like Bonds believing both asset classes are extremely overvalued and risky. Mr Gross recommended Real Assets such as Gold and Real Estate in August of 2016. Real Assets versus Financial Assets are now inverse to Financials having declined for several years; they now appear to have bottomed, but have not yet turned up.
 

As shown on the chart above, a new Commodity Cycle is due to appear. There are many reasons for an increase in prices; a declining US Dollar would be a good pick. Nonetheless, these cycles come with regularity and are inverse to the Stock and Bond Markets. As copper, iron ore, gold, lumber, and land increase, typically, stocks and bonds decline as higher commodity prices are the harbinger to higher interest rates and inflation.

To be Prudent, consider an exit strategy for any precipitous decline in the Markets or Economy. Should the Commodity Cycle begin, the building components of Single Family homes typically thrive causing Capital Appreciation in addition to the consistent monthly Cash Flow and Income. Due to the Hurricane damage in Houston and Florida, Maricopa County in Arizona should be considered as a prime market for investment.

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Trend Update: Syria in Conflict, September 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2017 by paulthepoke

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. “Hamath and Arpad are put to shame…

Roughly 2,600 years ago the prophet Jeremiah wrote about the eventual destruction of Damascus in Jeremiah 49. See also Isaiah 17. In the northern part of Syria is Aleppo. Ancient Arpad is located approximately 10 miles north of modern day Aleppo. Moving south in Syria, the next location is ancient Hamath or modern day Hama. Hamath was the capital of the northern kingdom of ancient Syria.

September 26, 2017: Russia is pounding the area to the west of the two ancient cities in the Idlib province. The Idlib province is home to Sunni rebel forces of Al Nusra or Al Qaeda of Syria. Russia continues its support of the Assad’s Shia government in Syria. Russia is bombing throughout the province continually.

Russia has introduced its most advanced fighter jet (the MiG 29SMT) into the conflict. The MiG 29SMT is stationed near Latakia, Syria. For detail and specifics of the jet’s capabilities, see the link below.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-just-deployed-upgraded-mig-200749544.html

 

Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor

Euphrates Bridge Russia

Photo: Southfront

The Assad Syrian government claims Russia has constructed pontoon bridges across the Euphrates River. This is allowing for the transport of heavy equipment east of the Euphrates. Local reports indicate two bridges have been built. Russian backed Syrian forces have pushed east to the point of United States backed Kurdish (Syrian Democratic Forces or SDF). This is occurring about 3-5 miles east of the Euphrates River.

Otherwise, the Euphrates River is operating as a point of division between the Shia forces of the Syrian government and the predominantly Sunni forces of the Kurds.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-russian-heavy-bombers-annihilate-terrorists-idlib-deir-ezzor/

Raqqa

Fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk together along a damaged street in Raqqa

Photo: Reuters, Raqqa

The battle for Raqqa continues. Devastation in the city is profound. Sources on the ground indicate the United States backed Kurds (SDF) now control 80-90% of the area. Roughly 700-1,000 ISIS fighters remain in the city. Military commanders estimate the liberation of Raqqa should take place within the next month. Kurds now control the grain silos for the city. Medicine, food, and water remain in short supply.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa/syrian-militias-aim-to-push-islamic-state-out-of-raqqa-within-a-month-idUSKCN1C01RZ?il=0

Kurdistan???

kurd flag

And this is a developing story. Kurds are voting for their independence. Early polling numbers show the Kurds are overwhelmingly in favor of their own country. Preliminary results indicate 93% in favor of the nation Kurdistan.

Neighbors around the Middle East are less then enthused. President Recep Erdogan of Turkey is threatening military action and to cut off food supplies to the future country. Erdogan has indicated he will cut oil and gas lines coming from the region. Turkey also looks to control the water of the Tigris River with the construction of the Ilisu Dam. And for good measure, military hardware and troops are headed to the Turkey/Iraqi border.

https://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/initial-results-show-93-voters-support-kurdistan-independence/

Iraq and Iran are not supportive of a national Kurdistan. The following is from Radio Free Europe.

September 25, 2017: “We are not ready to discuss or have a dialogue about the results of the referendum because it is unconstitutional,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.

Hours after Kurdish polls closed, the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced “large-scale” joint military exercises with Turkey.

September 27, 2017: Tehran, Iran… The Iranian parliament announced it would hold a closed-door meeting on the referendum on the Kurdish issue.

https://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-turkey-iran-kurdistan-independence-referendum-reactions-treachery/28758048.html

 

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Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement: 5778/2017

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Teshuvah/Repent, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2017 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 16: Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is celebrated on Tishri 10th. It is the last day of the 40 day period of Teshuvah. The holiday officially will be 10 days after Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets is declared at the sighting of the new moon. The new moon was declared on Thursday, September 21 outside of Jerusalem. In 2017, Yom Kippur is effectively Sunday, October 1 on our Gregorian calendar.

The Day of Atonement is viewed as the holiest day of Judaism. The day is a Sabbath day of rest. Yom Kippur is the only day a fast is required. The appointment begins at sun down.

The start of Teshuvah was announced in 2017 with a solar eclipse that crossed the United States from the northwest to the southeast. If one follows the understanding of the signs and symbols, the eclipse was a warning. Repent.

Teshuvah is the Hebrew word for repent. Change your heart and return to God. Live a Godly life. People are called to turn away from their sin and change course. It is a time of inward reflection and sincere self-assessment.  There are 40 days to make this consideration. The season implies we have turned away from God. And we need to return to God.

Psalm 53:2-3 God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

Romans 3:11 There is no one who understands; no one who seeks God.

The ultimate goal is to be face to face in relationship with God at Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. Sins are forgiven.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

 

Let’s review what has happened on planet earth since the beginning of Teshuvah and the solar eclipse. All of this is in the last month. I apologize in advance. This is not a complete list…I am sure I missed some items.

hurricanes

Photo: NOAA

Hurricanes Harvey: Gulf coast of Texas and Lousiana.

Hurricane Irma: Caribbean islands, Florida, and the southeast United States.

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico.

Typhoon Talim: Japan

Typhoon Mawar: China

Typhoon Hakar: Hong Kong and Macau.

Typhoon Daksuri: Vietnam

Monsoon rains in SE Asia: Bangladesh, India, Laos, and Nepal. 41+ million impacted.

Flooding: Africa with mudslides in Sierra Leone.

mexico-earthquake Getty

Photo: Getty

Earthquakes

Mexico has experienced three earthquakes greater than 6.1 magnitude. (6.1, 7.1, 8.1)

East coast of Japan: 6.3

Vanuatu: 6.4 magnitude

Papau New Guinea: 6.3 magnitude

West Coast Sumatra Indonesia: 6.3 magnitude

North Korea: 6.3 magnitude nuclear explosion

This does not include quake swarms in Yellowstone Park; Long Valley Caldera, CA; and Bali, Indonesia.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Volcanoes are on alert in Popocatepetl, Mexico; Bali, Indonesia, Campi Flegrei near Naples, Italy; and Katla, Iceland.

 

western-wildfires-AP

Photo: AP

Wildfires

10 States in the western half of the US with over 8 million acres consumed with over 100 wild fires.

http://www.businessinsider.com/wildfire-season-western-us-2017-9

 

The question begs. Was this, is this a warning? Did the people repent during the 40 day period of Teshuvah? If not, judgment is coming. Do we really want to see judgment if this was a warning???

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Your attitude & what’s in your heart will play a huge part in how you’ll be rewarded in your life. Always be thankful & have a happy & cheerful heart. Good things happen to good people.

Keeping our thoughts on the good things in life makes for happy & healthy living. If you want the negative out of your life, stop giving it space in your head. Where your mind goes is what you’ll focus on. Stay focused on the good.

Be careful what you believe in your own mind. Satan plants seeds there to keep you from what is good for you. Always pray about everything. Prayer brings wisdom.

Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers & sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

 

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by paulthepoke

Life rarely turns out like we thought it was going to when we were young, but it definitely can end up better if we put our trust in God. With His guidance, all things are possible. He wants what’s good & pleasant for us.

puerto ricoPray for the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The entire island is without power and facing many months of hardship. Pray for a break in the storms. Pray for communities and the island to come together and help their neighbor.

 mexicoflagPray for the people of Mexico following a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake and volcano eruption. Loss of life and injuries are reported as significant. Damage to buildings and infrastructure has been crushing. Mexico continues to recover from Hurricane Katia. Pray for a break in the storms and natural disasters. Pray for the Mexican communities in their time of need and hope.

Pray for this broken world…

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him & He will make your paths straight.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them & said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Have a hopeful, great, & possible weekend my friends!!!

Trend Update: Israel Strikes Damascus Airport, September 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city on the planet. Residents have occupied Damascus for over 5,000 years. The original Hebrew grammar states it is going to be taken away and removed. One could state it will be a ruined ruin or a ruined heap!

Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets, September 21, 2017: Breaking story out of Damascus, Syria

According to multiple Syrian news sources, Israel has targeted the Damascus Airport located less than 10 miles southwest of downtown Damascus. Local news sources and tweets are indicating Israel launched their munitions outside of Syrian air space. Multiple explosions are reported at the airport. Two to four strikes are possible. The events took place around midnight local time.

Damascus Now is reporting Syrian forces have launched two ground to air missiles. One missile was reported to be in the direction of the border. An Israeli drone was reportedly shot down by a Syrian missile. The link below is video released on Twitter of the drone being allegedly shot down.

https://twitter.com/Hamosh84/status/911032289806741504

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/156030-170922-israeli-aircraft-strike-damascus-airport-local-media-claim

 

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Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets Declared, Tishri 1, September 2017

Posted in Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by paulthepoke

It is official. The new moon has been sighted. The photo credit below is courtesy of: Lea Fitchlee. The website is:

http://whenisthenewmoon.com/7th-month-report-new-moon-sighted-in-israel-happy-yom-teruah

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These people are located northeast of Jerusalem, Israel and they follow the ancient practice of Rosh Chodesh. Rosh Chodesh means “head of the month”. There are people who are trained witnesses to identify the new moon. When the moon goes dark, witnesses are looking for the tiny sliver to emerge. It is a tiny crescent that is noted briefly at sunset on the western horizon.

God operates on a lunar calendar. Jews have utilized the following procedure every month for thousands of years. At the end of a lunar cycle, the moon is dark and is not seen for 2-3 days. The new moon can be identified during this 2-3 day period …of that day or hour no one knows…

The month begins at the sighting of the new moon. Two witnesses have to confirm the sighting. Upon agreement, the two witnesses report to the high priest. When the new moon is confirmed, the trumpet (shofar/ram’s horn) is blown. Humanity’s time keeping system is different than God’s. It is easy to see how the concepts of time are different and not on the same page. God marks time from month to month on a lunar calendar. The issue is not a mathematical calculation. It is a legal matter of truthful verification as far as God is concerned.

Deuteronomy 19:15 A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

Friday, Tishri 1 (Hebrew calendar) begins after sunset on Thursday, September 21, 2017 (Gregorian calendar) and continues until sunset Friday, September 22. With the establishment of the new moon and month, the remainder of God’s Fall Appointments can be proclaimed and dated. The Appointments are converted to a western Gregorian calendar below.

Day of Trumpets/Yom Teruah: Friday, September 22nd
Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur: Sunday, October 1st
Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot: Friday, October 6th -Thursday, October 12th
Last Great Day: Friday, October 13th

 

Secular Israel celebrates the new month of Tishri and calls it their new year, Rosh Hashanah. Israelis are celebrating the beginning of year 5778. Note, God calls Tishri the seventh month.

Numbers 29:1 ‘Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets. See also Leviticus 23:23-25

God’s new year begins in the spring.

Exodus 12:1-2 Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you…”

 

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September 23rd 2017: NOT the END, BEST BREAKDOWN (North Korea, America, Israel, Prophecy)…Featuring Trey Smith

Posted in Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2017 by paulthepoke

Trey Smith breaks down September 23, 2017…

A shout of thanks to Trey Smith for the kind words and comments.

September 23rd 2017 (often called “Revelation 12 sign”) is NOT “the END” nor is it the “RAPTURE”. North Korea / Kim Jung Un in prophecy with Revelation 12. This video is likely the BEST FULL BREAKDOWN of what ALL the prophecy means (including North Korea, America, and Israel tied into the prophecy).

September 23rd 2017 is NOT the RAPTURE.

September 23rd 2017 is NOT the END.

North Korea and Kim Jung Un specifically mentioned within same tape of Kim Clement prophecy about the (or what is called) “Revelation 12 sign”. North Korea and Kim Jung Un are referenced as issues arising following what Kim Clement describes as a time when people are focused on a GREAT SIGN (like the Revelation 12 sign). Kim Clement also gives hopeful news in prophecy about the issues with North Korea and Kim Jung Un in his (Clement’s) prophecy.

Revelation 12: This video — from start to finish — is probably Trey Smith’s most powerful presentation on Signs in the Heavens, What those mean, and where we are prophetically in terms of “End Times”.

Revelation 12 Sign: A Kim Clement tape from 2009 has been discovered where Kim Clement goes over what appears to be the Revelation 12 Sign.

Revelation 12 Sign: What happens on September 23rd 2017?

Revelation 12 Sign: This video containing prophecy by Kim Clement, commentary by Trey Smith (on the Rapture and Revelation 12 sign) takes the position that the rapture does NOT occur on September 23rd 2017.

However, this video does take the position that Scottie Clarke did discover a sign (Great Sign, or Revelation 12 Sign) which is of Biblical and prophetic significance.

Prophecy by Kim Clement is shared in this video which appears to lend credibility to the “Revelation 12 sign”; but, predicts revivals and prosper for America while entering the “End Times” (a term which could be applied to a relatively vast time-period).

Revelation 12: The main message of this video is repentance. That America and Christians around the globe need to come back to the Lord (Jesus Christ) and repent for their nation. The video is a call to repentance.

https://godinanutshell.com/

 

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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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