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The Evils of Five Nights at Freddy’s…Featuring Bryant Lehr, Halloween 2017

Posted in Culture, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2017 by paulthepoke

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The  game Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror game that was released on August 8th, 2014. No, this game is not based off of Freddy’s Steakburgers and Custard. And no, it is not based off of Freddy Krueger. Five Nights at Freddy’s takes place at Freddy Fazebear’s Pizzeria. This is a spinoff of Chuck E. Chesse’s but you’re not there during the day. You’re there at night. Why? Because there have been alleged reports of the animatronic characters wandering around at night and killing the guards in the game.

Hang on! The Bible tells us to not kill people.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not murder.

The goal of the game is to survive the night from the animatronics who are closing in and wanting to kill you.

Ever since this game was released, five more versions of this game have been launched. The game has become increasingly popular.

How was this concept conceived? Well, the creator Scott Cawthon, had been creating more kid-friendly games such as Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. when he saw a rating that said one of the characters looked like a “scary animatronic animal”. He (Cawthon) then thought that he could create an even scarier, more demonic concept. And, the crazier thing is, he claims to be a Christian! What sort of Christian makes horror games?!

The Bible tells us to stay away from evil!

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.

 

Now to explain the evil, in the first game, the man on the phone talks about an incident called the “Bite of ‘87”. This is where an animatronic murders a child. In the fourth game, it is revealed that a child is shoved into the animatronic’s mouth by bullies.

Woah! God tells us the punishment for child sacrifice is death!

Leviticus 20:2 Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.

 

The “Purple Guy” in the game goes on a child killing spree. The souls of the children possess the animatronic characters.  They get their revenge on the “Purple Guy” by locking him in a suit. “Purple Guy” turns out to be the antagonist, Springtrap, in the third game. Springtrap is kept away with a tempting child’s recorded voice.

 

I could go on and on about these evils. But God wants us to think of better things than these evils.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

God bless.

 

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Revelation: Sardis, Keep Your Clothes Clean

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

These are not exactly glowing marks from Jesus to the church at Sardis.

…a few people…And it means exactly that in the original Greek. ὀλίγος/oligos is defined as few, little, or small per Strong’s Concordance.

The Greek word for people is ὄνομα/onoma. Per Strong’s, it can be translated as: name, character, fame, or reputation.

In other words, there were a small amount of people of character and reputation in the Sardis local body.

 

…have not soiled…Those of character have not μολύνω/molunó. In other words, they have not stained, polluted, or defiled.

The Bible is consistent from beginning to end. The books of Leviticus and Numbers are full of examples regarding clothing hygiene. Wash your clothes and keep them clean!

Exodus 19:10 The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments…”

 

The issue is keeping clean clothes in Christ. This is not just any garment. The term for garment in the Greek is ἱμάτιον/himation. The garment is a long flowing outer tunic, cloak, or robe (Strong’s Concordance). The color white is indicative of purity.

1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Jesus washes our garments clean with His blood. This is ultimately fulfilled in Revelation.

Revelation 7:14b They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The same concept is implied in Revelation 22:14.

 

…they will walk…The idea is how one lives their life and conducts themselves on a daily basis. It is a matter of lifestyle. Περιπατέω/peripateó is the word.

Manage your daily affairs with character so you don’t stain your robe. The discharge of sin defiles and stains your clothes. Christ paid for your nice, white cloak. Show the Man some respect.

 

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Trend Update: Nahum’s Tomb in the News, October 2017

Posted in Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2017 by paulthepoke

October 28, 2017: Fighting between the Kurds and Iraq is approaching the village of Al Qosh north of Mosul or ancient Nineveh. Al Qosh is home to the prophet Nahum. This is the burial place of Nahum. The prophet was buried roughly 2,700 years ago. Al Qosh is a Christian community.

Nahum 1:1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.

Nahum writes about the future destruction and judgment of Nineveh. His name means comfort or consolation. Elkosh is believed to Jerusalem and Gaza per Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts.

Locals are nervous as the conflict draws closer. The following is a quote from Ksenia Svetlova of Zionist Union MK. She leads a group in the Israeli Knesset.  Svetlova believes in the protection of Jewish culture and heritage in Arab and Muslim countries.

“As Iraqi forces approach the town of Al-Qosh, the danger to the historic tomb of Prophet Nahum is growing. I’m concerned that the warfare in the region between the Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga will result in a destruction of the tomb that was once a center for Jewish pilgrimage from all parts of Iraq. I urge the American authorities to protect the Jewish shrine of the Prophet Nahum at Al-Qosh before it is too late.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Tomb-of-Jewish-prophet-in-danger-amid-Iraq-Kurdish-tensions-508660

Let the prophet rest.

Nahum 1:2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.

 

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Trend Update: Putin Personally Test Fires Satan 2 Missile, October 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by paulthepoke

October 27, 2017: President Vladimir Putin himself was involved in Russia’s most recent military exercise.

“The commander in chief carried out the launch of the four ballistic rockets.” -Putin’s spokesman.

Two nuclear submarines propelled three of the missiles. The fourth missile was fired from Plesetsk. Per the Russian Defense Ministry, “All training targets were successfully hit.” Results are available on YouTube.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/vladimir-putin-launches-four-ballistic-095408894.html

Satan 2Of particular note was the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. This was the RS-28 Sarmat nuclear missile. It is also known as the Satan 2 missile. Russia claims the Satan 2 missile can carry 12 nuclear warheads. It can travel at least 3,600 miles. The Defense Ministry states the Satan 2 can destroy entire countries the size of Great Britain and Texas. The ICBM can deliver 40 megatons of nuclear explosives. That would be 2,000 times stronger than the atomic bombs released on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

Cruise missiles were displayed as part of the drill from Russian bombers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5021893/Russia-test-fires-huge-Satan-2-nuclear-missile.html#ixzz4wlCoHHXu

In Ezekiel 38-39, the prophet Ezekiel calls the leader of Magog by the name “Gog”.

Ezekiel 38:2 Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog…

A Russian news source identifies Scythians as Siberian Russians. Ancient historians consistently equate Scythians with Magog. Modern day Russia = Scythians = Magog per Russians.

https://sputniknews.com/photo/201708211056640585-scythians-nomadic-tribes-exposition/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

Putin GogIs Vladimir Putin the leader “Gog”? That remains to be seen. The news item of note is the personal involvement of President Putin. This aspect of Putin’s character is consistent with Ezekiel’s Gog.

Gog will decide to get personally involved in the future invasion of Israel per the text in Ezekiel. This is a bad decision on Gog’s part. In Israel, Gog will meet his demise. And in Israel, Gog will be buried. His cemetery will be a memorial.

Ezekiel 39:11 On that day I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the sea. It will block the travelers, for there Gog and all his multitude will be buried. It will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.

Many Bible scholars and commentators take this area to be east of the Dead Sea. Currently, this is modern day Jordan. In the future, this land will be part of God’s original land grant to nation Israel.

Genesis 15:18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates…

 

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on October 26, 2017 by paulthepoke

zip lipsSadly, there will be those that want hurt you & destroy your reputation. It could be out of jealousy, bitterness, hatred, or whatever reason. For lack of a better word, it sucks. But not everybody will be on your side or a true friend. Not much you can do about it except avoid people like this & not let them get to you. There are a lot of people that like to spread rumors. My guess it is to make themselves feel better about their crappy lives. You can bet that if a person is talking crap about others to you, they are most likely talking crap to others about you as well. If you don’t know facts, keep your mouth shut. It will come back to bite you.

Exodus 23:1 “You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wick man to be a malicious witness.”

Proverbs 26:20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisper, quarreling ceases.

Have a gossip free weekend my friends!!!

Trend Update: Syrian Missiles Fall in Israel’s Golan Heights, October 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2017 by paulthepoke

Deuteronomy 4:43b …and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

This is the first mention of Golan in the Bible. Golan is a city of refuge under the Law. The purpose of the city is stated in the previous verse.

Deuteronomy 4:42 that the manslayer might flee there, anyone who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without being at enmity with him in time past; he may flee to one of these cities and save his life:

The current events in October 2017 are not examples of manslaughter.

Things appear to be escalating in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria. Five rockets were fired from Syria into Israel on Saturday, October 21, 2017. It was initially believed these rockets were “spillover” from the Syrian civil war. Israel responded and three Syrian rocket launchers were hit.

A day later, Israeli perspective has changed. At the time of the Syrian missiles being launched into Israel, there was no local conflict occurring. Purpose and intent towards Israel appear to be the case.

“Even if this is just spillover, this is an exceptional incident and the continuance of such events will be met with a more fierce Israeli response. The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents, and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory.” -Israel Defense Forces.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has publically commented on the incidents.

“The recent Israeli attack on the outskirts of Quneitra is a new chapter in the conspiracy between the Israeli occupation and armed terror groups, and another attempt to support these organizations.”

The Syrian spokesman went on to state, “dire consequences of these repeated aggressive actions, which cannot be seen as anything but support for terrorism and the criminal terror groups.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-believes-rocket-fire-from-syria-may-have-been-deliberate/

Iranian influence in the region is growing. Russian troops have been stationed in Quneitra, Syria since July of 2017. UN soldiers are also patrolling on location in the Golan Heights.

Today’s current events appear to be consistent with prophecy in Scripture. Geo political events are trending into position. Are the prophecies of Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 49 (Burden of Damascus), and Ezekiel 38-39 (Magog/Russian invasion of Israel) approaching?

If so, you know Who else is approaching? He is not coming back as a lamb. This time, He will be like a lion.

 

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Revelation: Sardis, The Thief is Coming

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:3b …If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

…If you will not wake up…The implication is the believers at the church in Sardis are asleep. This is the second time believers in Sardis are told to wake up. And if you don’t wake up, a consequence is coming.

Consequence, I will come like a thief. This is not the first time Jesus tells believers He will come like a thief. Other New Testament epistles make the same point. See Paul and Peter.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”

 

…and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Jesus is beyond fair. He is not leaking new information. Readers of the Bible should know He has spoken this concept before.

Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. -Jesus

Do we think Jesus is kidding? Look at all of the examples given in the writing above. And this is not a comprehensive list. There were other verses expressing the same idea. We have been given fair warning. Get ready. He is coming again.

Luke 12:40 “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” -Jesus

 

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