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Revelation: Philadelphia, I Am Coming Soon

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Attention, Jesus speaking, “I am coming soon.” The idea in the Greek is He is coming quickly and with speed.

Hold fast what you have. The focus of the phrase is the verb κρατέω/krateó or “hold fast”. Per Strong’s it means to be strong or mighty; to rule, obtain, master, or prevail.

The reward is the crown. Grab and hold onto it with all the gusto you have. It is yours. Christ has given it to you. Own the crown.

Caution, don’t get too attached. It is not about you.

Revelation 4:10-11 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

 

Revelation 3:12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it…

The one who conquers…As a reminder, there is only one way to conquer. This is the Greek word νικάω/nikaó.  We know the word through sports apparel in the 21st century, Nike. Jesus Christ is the answer. We are victorious and prevail through Him.

1 John 5:4-5 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Romans 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

 

I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Christ “will make”. In the Greek, this is ποιέω/poieó. This is the word of a carpenter. The carpenter is manufacturing and constructing. Christ is building the Temple. Jesus promises the believer to be a pillar of God’s Temple. The believer is a support and upholds the Temple.

The temple is the ναός/naos in the Greek. This is the Holy of Holies, the sacred edifice or sanctuary itself. Naos is the home of God.

Revelation 11:19a And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple…

Never shall he go out of it… As a believer in Christ, our position is eternal.

 

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Money Troubles Breed Very Bad Judgment…Featuring Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2017 by paulthepoke

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

My Grandfather lived on a Farm in Minnesota. He grew his own vegetables and a raised a few chickens. He had a very limited Income, but had all of the money he needed. My Grandfather owned his Farm, did not have a credit card, nor a HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit), nor a Margin Account; he was an extremely Happy Man!

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Do you find that you can’t sleep at night? Are you always on edge? Arguing with your spouse and yelling at the kids? Are you drinking more than you should, but need the alcohol to “take the edge off”. Financial stress is generally the root cause of Marital Discord, Child Abuse, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Workplace Strife and Violence. Debt is the cause; the opium pervasive in our society. Credit can be a very useful tool to enhance and build Wealth; it can also destroy Families.

Debt is insidious and pervasive; there is enormous temptation to indulge today and book that lavish vacation or lease that expensive car to feel important and look successful. After all, you only pay and pay and pay for months or years. You can have all these things and more; just allow your work, your ingenuity, and your sacrifice to benefit you not the Bank! Get out of DEBT! Then use the money that is NOT going to the Banks for your Future! The Banks will Hate that!

Set a goal of Debt Freedom. Once started, the savings start to build quickly. Start by cutting expenses: clean your own house, eat meals at home with the family, rent DVD’s or online entertainment like Netflix or Amazon Prime to reduce the Cable bill, cut your own grass, clean your own car, downgrade your car to a good clean economy car like a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord rather than a Mercedes or BMW. Reduce or eliminate every expense and use the savings to start to pay down credit cards, student loans, HELOCs, and any personal debt. Review Investment debt and refinance for better terms. Sacrifice for just a few short years and the debt will go away. Once the Debt is gone, keep up the habits and start to build reserves; this was also known to the Ancients as “SAVINGS”!

Do not reward yourself with a renewed indulgence in Debt! You can reward yourself with Investments for your future. Investments that will PAY you; a big change from Debt! Accumulating cash flowing assets will become easier as they add to your Wealth. After you have been disciplined in your Financial Habits, you will recognize the moment you have earned the right to indulge, the right to upgrade to First Class or the Penthouse. At that moment, you will realize, you have all the money you need and you will sleep very well at night! If you are lucky, you might even be Happy!

 

 

Trend Update: UN Declares Trump “Null & Void”, December 2017

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2017 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.

December 21, 2017: We are living the verse above in today’s world. The nations of the planet are throwing an absolute tantrum over Jerusalem, Israel.

The UN has stated Trump’s declaration is “null and void”.

Today the United Nations (UN) held an emergency vote over Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 128 countries voted and urged President Trump to take back the proclamation. 35 countries abstained from voting.

9 countries voted against the UN resolution and stood with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. These countries included: Israel, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Togo, and Nauru.

For countries who voted accordingly, see the link below.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Taking-score-These-states-didnt-vote-against-Trump-and-Israel-519719

 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had the following comment after the vote.

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Photo: CNN

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in this assembly. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution. That is what the American people want us to do and it is the right thing to do. This vote will make a difference in how Americans look at the UN. And this vote will be remembered.” -Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN.

President Trump weighed in on the vote.

“We’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.” -President Trump.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/politics/haley-un-jerusalem/index.html

 

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Photo: Breaking Israel News

Even the Sanhedrin held an emergency meeting in light of the UN vote. The Sanhedrin warned the nations their vote will seal their fate. Here is the declaration.

Isaiah 11:9 In all of My sacred mount nothing evil or vile shall be done; for the land shall be filled with devotion to Hashem as water covers the sea. Israel Bible Translation

The declaration reads:

The nations should now take this opportunity to advance their required role in building God’s House in Jerusalem, the House of Universal Peace, on Mount Moriah, as prophesied in the Bible in order to bring about the long-awaited world peace.

Nations that vote for this evil decree via their representatives are instruments of destruction and their fate is sealed, as has been the case throughout history for those nations who have chosen the path of evil.

For the nations that have, until now, come against Jerusalem this vote is an opportunity to leave their evil ways. If not, they are sealing their own fate and will see judgments from heaven. The nations that support the US president’s declaration will gain merit in heaven.

We emphasize that this vote does not affect the prophecies concerning Jerusalem as the City of God since God’s word is eternal. It is Jerusalem’s fate to be a Light Unto the Nations.

Any nation that desires life will act intelligently and support the declaration of the United States.”
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/99725/sanhedrin-declares-un-vote-nations-choosing-blessing-curse/#8A9lTuPffMKhUguA.99

 

A little recommendation for the nations of the world… We are not there yet. But God has some guidance if you choose to go against His people in His capital Jerusalem in His nation Israel.

Zechariah 12:9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

 

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Bitcoin Mania…Featuring Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , on December 20, 2017 by paulthepoke

Psalm 119:72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver. 

MichaelIt has taken almost 400 years, but according to Convoy Investments, Bitcoin has surpassed The Tulip Bulb Bubble, where even Sir Issac Newton lost his fortune, as the largest Financial Bubble in History.  Everyone wants to get rich! Everyone wants to be part of this phenomenon.  When queried,  there is a complete lack of understanding what Bitcoin is or can do. It is a “Store of Wealth”, however, you cannot go to Walmart and buy clothes or food with Bitcoin, nor can you fill up your car at the Gas Station. You cannot pay your mortgage,  health costs, utilities, or even buy a really good meal with Bitcoin! Yet, there is a rush to spend precious Investment Dollars, Retirement Funds, or worse yet, the Family “Nest Egg” in pursuit of the “Riches” to be made.

This will not end well! Wealth is not achieved by Speculating in the last stage of a spiking and crowded trade; that is a recipe for losses, HUGE losses.  Wealth is achieved by understanding the flow of the economy and attempting to purchase good assets early in their cycle. Purchasing assets that will appreciate as time goes on; investing long before everyone else recognizes the potential of your asset class.  Such opportunities present themselves a few times in your life. Certainly,  March 2009 for the Equities Market or Investing in Bonds after the traumatic ending of the Interest Rate Cycle in 1982 when short term rates broached 20%; resulting in  35 years of declining rates and rising Bond prices. Just these two illustrate that the time to buy is when everyone is selling and swearing never to enter that Market again.  Two possible considerations come to mind.

As China was saving the world in 2009-2012, Iron Ore, Copper, Aluminum, Timber, etc. were in demand and prices rose sharply; they have since fallen sharply. The rise of Commodity prices were also the result of the completion of the Commodity Cycle; typically a 15 year duration: 7.5 years up, 7.5 years down. The down cycle appears to be in the process of completion. No one wants to own Commodities!

Typically, Housing experiences a Mid-Cycle Correction in the 7.5 to 9 years from the cycle completion date. The last cycle would have bottomed and completed in mid to late 2009; the vulnerability stage would then be early 2017 to the end of 2018. A correction in this time frame would constitute a buying opportunity in an ongoing Bull Market. With both the Stock and Bond Market heading toward completion of their respective cycles, this “Correction” could be pretty “Scary”.  However,  the best price appreciation is generally achieved just prior to the cycle tipping point often resulting in a Price Spike. This event should transpire for Housing in the 2023/2024 time period also coinciding with Commodity Cycle. In order to benefit from both trends,  investing in cash flowing residential rentals in the high growth corridors of the US might be considered. One should always consult with your advisor prior to investing.

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Trend Update: Saudi Crown Prince and King in Waiting, Mohammed bin Salman

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Saudi Arabia/Sheba/Dedan, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’

For details linking Sheba and Dedan to modern day Saudi Arabia, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/02/17/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-february-2016/

The winds of change are blowing on the Arabian Peninsula. Allow me to introduce the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman. MBS is how he is known in the press. Bin Salman is the king in waiting for Saudi Arabia.

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Photo: BBC

December 7, 2017: Press reports indicate MBS is the likely buyer of a Da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ. He is believed to have paid $450 million for the painting.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/dec/07/world-record-da-vinci-painting-to-be-exhibited-at-louvre-abu-dhabi

 

December 19, 2017: Belgium announces the first female ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5194197/Belgiums-FEMALE-ambassador-Saudi-Arabia.html

 

December 19, 2017: Saudi Arabia looks to issue travel visas to the kingdom for the first time in history. Visas are expected in early 2018. Previously, only work visas were issued and permitted.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201712191060135486-saudi-arabia-introduce-tourist-visas/

Please watch the video below. It is in conjunction with Trey Smith’s God in a Nutshell Project. https://godinanutshell.com/

Learn more about the Saudi king to be, Mohammed bin Salman and his actions as a reformer. MBS looks to moderate the Islamic kingdom.

It would appear Israel and the Saudis are looking to establish friendly relations. Israel believes MBS can help bring peace to the Holy Land. Both countries have one thing in common. They are deeply concerned about a nuclear Iran and what that means to the region.

The prophet Ezekiel in chapters 38-39 details the moves of Saudi Arabia when Russian and allies look to invade Israel. They do nothing when it comes to the protection of Israel.

 

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Revelation: Philadelphia; Stick With It, A Time Is Coming

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , on December 18, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

Perseverance…This is the word for “patient endurance”. Perseverance is the Greek word ηυπομονε/hupomone. Per Strong’s Concordance, it means: constancy, endurance; in the New Testament the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith by even the greatest trials and sufferings; patiently and steadfastly enduring.

Patiently waiting is not something we want to hear in the culture of here and now. “Give it to me now! I deserve it!”

But…believers are called to be steadfastly loyal to Christ regardless of what is happening in our lives. It is a commandment from Jesus. The church at Philadelphia obeyed.

 

Perseverance has its reward. Jesus promises believers will be delivered from the hour of trial.

The Greek word for “hour” is ὥρα/hora. Defined by Strong’s Concordance it means: a definite space of time, a season, an hour, the particular time for anything.

A “trial” is πειρασμός/peirasmos in the original language. The word can also be translated as: trial, probation, testing, being tried, temptation, calamity, or affliction.

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Christ makes it very clear who is on trial…the whole world, those who dwell on the earth. The concept is stated two times to make the point. The scope of the trial is the totality of the world.

The “world” or οἰκουμένη/oikoumené properly is the land that is being inhabited, the land in a state of habitation, the inhabited world. Put another way, humanity living on the globe of the earth.

If the previous definition is not specific enough, those who dwell on the earth or the γῆ, ge. This is the the physical earth, soil, or land.

 

Look at the world we are living in today. Inhabitants of the planet earth pay attention. There will be a definite, specific time for trial and judgment. It is coming regardless what any of us think or believe.

During His Olivet Discourse, Jesus said in Luke 21:28 “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

 

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2017 by paulthepoke

prayerI’ve always believed in God, but for a long period in my life I hardly ever prayed. I may go to our Father in Heaven when I wanted something, but that was about it. Now I pray every day, sometimes several times a day. I go to God to give thanks. I go to Him to pray for others. I go to Him seeking continued happiness. I go to Him for pretty much everything. I believe He wants that kind of relationship with all of us. You don’t have to be eloquent with words to have a conversation with God. Talk to Him like you do with anyone. He wants to hear what’s in your heart. Give it all to Him & have faith that He is listening. He will give you exactly what you need.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.

Matthew 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Have a praying week my friends!!!

The Religion of Scientism…Featuring Phil Kulis

Posted in Phil Kulis with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2017 by paulthepoke

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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There are lots of things I don’t understand about the cosmos. But in all my years of reading what “scientists” say about the cosmos, it hasn’t instilled confidence in Scientism. On the contrary, the high priests of scientism mathmagically conjure up dark matter and dark energy. They claim it makes up 96% of the universe. Scientism has yet to say what or where it is. Especially now they’re finding out that dark matter doesn’t exist. Their God denying belief system appears more and more absurd.

Scientism attributes randomness to the cause of life. Yet, scientism can’t explain how unconscious, inanimate matter becomes self-aware, aware of other matter, and aware of a supposed goal and purpose beyond matter (that is, self-improvement for its own sake). Neither can scientism explain irreducible complexity. This doesn’t instill confidence in scientism.

When the high priests of scientism have continually changed their estimate of the age of the universe by exponential factors to shoehorn their belief system, it doesn’t instill confidence in their belief system of scientism.

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Meanwhile atheists rail against those who believe in God and say they “reject science”. No, believers don’t “reject science”. Science is a method of investigation, not a belief system. Those who believe in God reject scientism which poses as scientific. Scientism summarily rejects anything whatsoever to do with the non-material, which is just as real as the material. It is the atheistic scientism types who are the ones rejecting reality.

The atheists accuse those who believe in God as believing in the “God of the gaps”. The areas of knowledge and understanding do not explain away God.  Scientism thinks God only exists beyond the areas “conquered” by scientism in the minds of believers who are presumed to lack scientific understanding. They believe as science advances scientism will eliminate God.

But that is the furthest thing from the truth. The truth is the explanation of all things confirms God. Their profession of the “God of the gaps” beyond the frontier of understanding actually proves God.

The atheistic advocates of scientism don’t have the answers. They’re just angry with a God they say doesn’t exists. They’re desperately trying to prove wrong the inevitability of their choice for eternity.

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Trend Update: Russian & American Jets Engage Over Euphrates River, December 2017

Posted in Euphrates River, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2017 by paulthepoke

Genesis 2:14b…And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

December 15, 2017: Russian and United States jets are playing chicken in and around the Euphrates River. The de-confliction line is the Euphrates River. The river was agreed upon by the Russians and Americans in November. Air space west of the Euphrates belongs to the Russians. East of the river is the United States side. The location is south of Deir Ezzor, Syria.

Two US F-22 jets engaged two Russian Su-25 jets over Syria. The incident last approximately 40 minutes. Allegedly, there was a near midair collision. The United States says Russia flies over the line 6-8 times per day.

The Pentagon has made the following statement…“on the emergency channel to convey to the Russian pilots that they needed to depart the area”.

“It’s become increasingly tough for our pilots to discern whether Russian pilots’ actions are deliberate or if these are just honest mistakes,” Pentagon Spokesman.

In response, the US jets fired warning flares and chaff upon the Russians.

Air Forces Central Command spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart looks “to de-escalate the situation and avert a strategic miscalculation.”

Russian Defense Ministry says they were escorting a humanitarian aid mission. The Russian press is silent on the issue.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42358150

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/us-f-22-intercept-russian-jets-syria/index.html

 

As a reminder, the Euphrates River is the eventual eastern border of an expanded Israel. History waits…

Joshua 1:3-4 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory.

 

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Homelessness is Rising in America…Featuring Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2017 by paulthepoke

Matthew 25:34-40 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ 

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Homelessness is rising in America. It is going to be worse; much worse. Over 400 “Tent Camps’ have sprung up in the Seattle Area, people are sleeping along walkways, under overpasses, and throughout urban parks; anywhere that might offer a degree of shelter and safety. Over 168,000 people are estimated to be Homeless along the West Coast. In September 2016, almost 58,000 New Yorkers slept in the 5 Burroughs shelters just one cold night. Over 50% of Public School Children qualify for the School Lunch program providing Breakfast and Lunch; often, the only food the children will receive for the day. Indeed, 47% of Americans report feeding their family is a daily concern. Over 1.5 Million American families supplement their diets with visits to the local Food Banks which are already feeling the pressure. These Americans did not start out Life dreaming of Homelessness as a Life Goal. They did not Prepare, they did not Plan.  How many Americans are 1 or 2 paychecks away from living under the Bridge?

The data and charts show that huge numbers of Americans are living well beyond their means. As the availability of Credit at low teaser rates has been expanded, many, many families have indulged in artificially raising their Living Standard by going into debt to supplement their Income; going into massive debt to buy unnecessary things and keep up appearances.

Obviously the counter trend of massive personal debt is an extremely low Savings Rate. Once the Credit Lines have been maximized, misery sets in as years of paying for past indulgences lies ahead. Credit Cards, Auto Loans, School Loans, and Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) doom the debtor. Surveys reveal 46% of Americans cannot even afford $400 in Cash for an Emergency. When all of the Reserves are gone, any calamity jeopardizes the Family.

The Economy has not yet turned down, but some forecasts are indicating it may soon. There may still be time to build reserves, pay off debt, and cut expenses. Should a Recession arrive, and it is inevitable that it will, Income and Revenues will be endangered. Survival will be paramount; survival for those with Capital will build Fortunes. Those that have purchased Income Producing Assets will benefit from the climatic changing Economic Environment and have built their “Lifeboat” will fair much better than those that are over-leveraged and debt laddened,

Economic Turmoil is coming, it is not IF, but WHEN. The Cycles of Real Estate and Commodities will supplant the Aging Cycles of both Stocks and Bonds. Those that take heed and Prepare their Finances will weather the Economic Storm, Protect their family, and have the Opportunity to build Generational Wealth in just a few short years. Those that do not heed or prefer to do nothing, will SUFFER. Perhaps the last of the credit line should be used for Camping Equipment!

 

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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