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Trend Update: Red Algae Bloom, Southwest Florida Coast, July 2018

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2018 by paulthepoke

Hosea 4:3 Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.

Revelation 8:8-9 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.

 

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Map: Winknews.com

July 31, 2018: The worst red algae bloom in over 10 years has hit the southwest coast of Florida. Around 4,000 dead fish were noted in the Sanibel Island beach area. The place stinks of death.

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In this case, the algae is blue-green.

“But this can be misleading since they can be different colors,” Environmental Protection Agency.

The algae blooms or cyanobacteria are caused by human waste from neighborhoods and fertilizers from local farms. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients act as fertilizer for the algae. This particular bloom has lasted for more than 10 months.

15 people have gone to local emergency room. Medical symptoms can include: coughing, itchy throat, watery eyes, difficulty breathing, rash, nausea, vomiting, and acute liver failure in severe cases.

https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2018-07-31-florida-algae-blooms-red-tide-health-wildlife

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photo: Facebook

 

For the record, we are not in the Tribulation. Nothing the size of a great, fiery mountain has been “thrown into the sea” in recent years. This event is not a third of the sea. A third of the sea creatures have not died. In this case, the Gulf has yet to turn blood red. The point is not to minimize the event, it is the southwest coast of Florida. But, it is not the scope and scale described in Revelation 8.

Scripture from both the Old Testament and New Testament says bigger events are coming…

 

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Old, Sick, and Very Broke pt 1 of 3… Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2018 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 30:24-25 Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer…

Michael Douville is a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Greek.

https://michaeldouville.com/

Most of my friends are broke! At 66 years old, retirement is certainly in the forefront of their thoughts. “How much longer can or should I work?” How many years will I still be viable and able to pursue my interests? What if my spouse gets sick; or I get sick and then we are no longer able to travel; available time taken up with other issues like Health. Time becomes extremely important; the accumulation of Wealth, not so much.

After 10 to 15 years, the Baby Boomers are back to work. The 75 years and OLDER,  represent the largest segment of workers entering the workforce; 63% will go back to work. Completely broke! A travesty!

It is this balance between having “Enough” and not that becomes startlingly clear as one ages and one approaches the end of a career or the end of one’s working life. Ideally, Investments have been made that have blossomed and grown to replace the W-2 income stream and Financial Freedom is attained. This is almost always a process achieved over a number of years; each year growing and adding income.  However, the sad truth is 51% of American Retirees retire Broke. No planning, no savings, no assets! Even worse, the vast majority of my generation, The Baby Boomers, retire the moment they are eligible for Social Security and do not receive their full benefits; taking less, but taking payments earlier.

Making a “Bad” situation worse, most soon-to-be-retired have absolutely no idea what their monthly expenses are and how much it takes to continue their lifestyle.  There are so many variables to factor in monthly housing costs such as Real Estate taxes that are exorbitantly higher in New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and California which drive up the cost to live enormously. Transportation costs in the suburbs or rural areas are much more than public transit in the urban areas. However, seldom are monthly costs less than $3000 per month and typically closer to $4000 per month; the Department of labor Statistics claims $3700 is the magic monthly cost. Unfortunately, the average “Baby Boomer” retiring in 2018 receives a Social Security check of around $1300 if unmarried and $2200 if your spouse is still alive and collecting as well. This is a very far cry from what is needed. Sadly, 41.9 million retired Americans depend exclusively on Social Security.

If a couple has managed to save $300,000, it places them in the 86th percentile of the entire US Population of 55 years and above! That amount of savings and assets gives a certain degree of comfort. Not enough, not even close enough to provide for the rest of your entire life! You will be BROKE in 10-15 years and looking at any menial job that comes your way just to keep the lights on!

There are formulas and guidelines for Monthly withdrawals. The Bengen Rule was developed by William Bengen as an attempt to account for 30 years of monthly withdrawals from the $300,000 Nest Egg. Although again, variables such as any earnings the Nest Egg may generate or worse any losses it sustains, will certainly affect the longevity of the funds. The general consensus is 4% of the funds per year. not including your home, can be safely withdrawn.  The goal is for the Nest Egg to last for 30 years after which the asset is depleted or very nearly so. The suppression of interest rates coupled with the lack of any Financial Correction of assets has changed the outlook to even lower withdrawls. The new conservative approach is to reduce the monthly Distribution from 4% to 3.3%, the Pfau Rule! The results are the same net effect; after 30 years, hopefully you are dead along with your Spouse as all of the Nest Egg is probably gone!

These withdrawal rates absolutely astound people and are met with disbelief. That $300,000 nest egg will generate $12,000 with Bengen and $9,900 with Pfau! Uh-Oh! Keep in mind, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Baby Boomer needs $3700 a month. Social Security provides $2200 until a spouse passes then it reduces to the highest individual benefits of the married couple, still a sizable reduction. With a $2200 Social Security  monthly check and as an honorary member of the Elite having accumulated $300,000, which can deliver $1,000 a month, the benefits are still falling short.  There is a shortfall of $500 each and every month; no frills, no motor homes, no Family vacations with the Grand kids, no college funds, and NO ROOM for Health Issues.  Certain Financial trouble for the survivng spouse.  At the Death of a Spouse, the benefits reduce substantially and that $500 shortfall can easily become $1500+.

After 10 to 15 years, the Baby Boomers are back to work. The 75 years and OLDER,  represent the largest segment of workers entering the workforce; 63% will go back to work. Completely broke! A travesty!

What if you are very lucky? What if you live more than 30 years in retirement? More and more Seniors are living to 100 through Medical Advancements. Will you be living with your children or grandchildren,  a niece or your son or daughter, a person down the street, or maybe a Ward of the State? Will you be subject to someone else’s charity when you are 90 years old?  6.2 million Seniors already live below the poverty line.

Take control of your own Destiny! Life is a Gift given by Almighty God.  You have the ability to change your Life! If you are still working, PAY ATTENTION!! It takes about 7 to 10 years and requires discipline and a Strategy. You can develop Wealth for multi generations that will last for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and will NEVER DEPLETE. Take your husband or wife and explore Europe, walk the Great Wall of China, paint the landscape of the Dead Sea, or learn to cook in France. Enjoy every minute given to you. It is a simple choice, but it is YOUR choice.

https://michaeldouville.com/

Our Daily Bread, Choose Friends Wisely… Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on July 29, 2018 by paulthepoke

Surround yourself with those that are good for you. Those that you interact with the most, are who you most become like. A good rule of thumb is, if they aren’t good examples for my children they probably aren’t good for me. Heard a sermon from Pastor Craig from Life Church where he said “Show me your 5 closest friends & I’ll show you your future.” Know your worth & what’s good for you.

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Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is a man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived “Bad company ruins good morals”

Have a blessed week my friends!!!

Please… Quake Marks the Spot

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , on July 29, 2018 by paulthepoke

Revelation 8:5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.

Revelation 16:18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty.

 

This set of quakes takes place seven years before the Millennial Kingdom. Geography and geology are going to change for planet Earth. Each earthquake will increase with regard to intensity. The first quake in Revelation 6:12 moves mountains and islands out of their place. A seismic chain of reaction is started. Additional quakes will facilitate further land mass movement. The land we live on floats on molten lava and magma. The last quake in Revelation 16:18 will be the greatest in the history of man.

A pattern emerges with earthquakes in the book of Revelation. Earthquakes mark the end of each set of judgments (seals, trumpets, and bowls). The first earthquake in Revelation 6:12 is the sixth seal. The quake in Revelation 8:5 occurs before the beginning of the trumpet judgments. It is the seventh seal. The earthquake in Revelation 11:13 marks the sixth trumpet of seven. The quake in Revelation 11:19 is the seventh trumpet before the bowl judgments. The last earthquake in Revelation 16:18 marks the end of the seven bowl judgments.

In addition to the quake activity, imagine the collateral events associated. It is plausible to imagine significant volcanic eruptions which spew dust, ash, steam, and gases into the atmosphere. Tsunamis are highly likely. Breathing is going to be difficult.

Joel 2:30-31 I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.

 

Revelation 11:13… Jerusalem is the city referenced. Today in 2018, Jerusalem’s population is estimated to be around 874,000+. The verse states a tenth of city’s infrastructure is destroyed. 7,000 people are prophesied to die in this earthquake.

This earthquake is also the exclamation point for the resurrection of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. People refuse to bury these two guys after they are killed by the antichrist. They are left to rot as an example. The citizens of Earth are throwing a party in honor of their death.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/18/antichrist-the-beast-part-1/

The Revelation Record by Dr. Henry M. Morris; Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL; Creation-Life Publishers, San Diego, CA, 1983.

 

Day Light to Dark in Russia, July 2018

Posted in Fake News???, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , on July 27, 2018 by paulthepoke

Amos 8:9 “And on that day,” declares the Lord GOD, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.”

July 25, 2018: And the lights went out in Russia… in the middle of the day. And this is Newsweek reporting! The sky went dark as night from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the middle of the day. The event took place in Siberian Russia in the Yakutia region.

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Photo: Russian Life

“When the sun fell out of sight people started phoning the local administration. Many, especially older people, got spooked. It did not come immediately but gradually. The sun was not visible from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the day. We went out on the street especially for it, which many can confirm. Now we don’t even know what to think. We do not have any specialists and the rumors keep multiplying.” Konstantin Starostin, head of Nizhne-Bytantaysk.

“It was around 11 in the morning and the house was pitch dark. Nothing was visible without electricity. Everyone was walking around with torches on. There was no wind. Being out in the street was impossible.”

“How can something cover the sun so that it is not visible? Only a lunar (eclipse) is likely to and if that is the case that this issue is not for us. We do not observe for solar eclipses,” Yuri Degterenko, Deputy Head of the Weather Board’s Environmental Monitoring Group.

“If it was smog from fires, people would know. There would be smoke and a burning smell. Our meteorological stations did not trace such a thing.”

“It was overcast in general so maybe some dark cloud blocked the sun but it could be something that was not a cloud. There was no rain after that,” Yevgeny Potapov, Head of Verkhoyansk.

Russia’s weather agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.

https://www.newsweek.com/did-sun-go-out-over-siberia-russians-want-answers-devilry-broad-daylight-1041138

Amos 8:9 “And on that day,” declares the Lord GOD, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.”

Is this the fulfillment of Amos 8? I don’t think so. The context of the verse is the Lord pronouncing judgment on Israel. I take it this event will ultimately be fulfilled in Israel during a period of judgment.

But don’t kid yourself… This event shows the scenario is possible. It happened just like the verse declared.

 

Blood Red Moon, July 2018

Posted in Prophecy, Rapture, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2018 by paulthepoke

A lunar eclipse or a blood red moon is set for Friday, July 27, 2018. This will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The moon will be at its furthest point from the earth during the eclipse (apogee). As a result, the moon will be travelling at its slowest orbit and speed. The eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. An average eclipse lasts about 50 minutes.

Sorry, the eclipse will not be viewed in North America. This show is for Europe, Asia, and Africa. There should be some great pictures of the event. Enjoy the blood moon.

https://www.space.com/41266-catch-this-superlong-lunar-eclipse-friday.html

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Joel 2:31 The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.

Peter quotes the verse above in Acts 2:20.

The answer lies in the verse. Read carefully. Note the word “before”. Is the upcoming event a “sign”? If it is a sign, it is just that… a sign. A sign indicates something is coming. Nothing is going to happen other than an incredible celestial event.

But perversion and twisting of the verse have run amuck… The doomsday prophets are back! The date setters and the hype machine are spinning out of control… For the record…

July 27, 2018 is NOT the RAPTURE.

July 27, 2018: Jesus is NOT coming back to Earth.

July 27, 2018 is NOT the END.

July 27, 2018 is NOT ________________.

The earth will still be spinning. “It” is not hitting the fan on July 27, 2018.

 

Don’t kid yourself. We are trending hard to a date with destiny…

Matthew 24:21-22 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. -Jesus

 

To review and for now…

  • There is no 10-nation beast federation. Daniel 7, Revelation 17
  • There is no 3rd Temple in Jerusalem. Matthew 24:15
  • There is no covenant with many. Daniel 9:27
  • There are no cries of pending peace and safety. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
  • There is no antichrist on the global scene. Revelation 13, 19

 

As a reminder, Jesus said this…

Matthew 24:36 But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

See also Mark 13:32.

…that day and hour no one knows…Granted, this phrase may be a veiled and figurative comment that possibly points to the Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah. Yes, it could be one of two days for the fall appointment pending the confirmation of the new moon. July 27, 2018 is not even a God Appointment per the Mosaic Law. We are not even to the Hebrew month of Elul and the 40-day period of Teshuvah. This event is a full moon not a new moon!

…nor the Son…To those who support and advocate for Rapture and doom in July 2018, the claim is being made you have been given divinely inspired revelation that not even Jesus Christ knows. And He is God. He died for all the sins of the world. Jesus put in some serious bloodshed and sacrificial effort. Christ claims He does not know.

But we should listen to you, mortal and fallen human, because you “know”??? Come on…

…not even the angels of heaven…There are angels in Heaven in the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Son, and the Father in the throne room. The angels don’t know either.

 

Don’t get sucked into the hype and hysteria.

For the record, I am not claiming to know the date of the rapture or the physical return to Earth by Jesus or whatever. But I do know, date setters are totally defeated in history.

 

 

Straight Talk… Understanding the Trinity, Rodna Epley

Posted in Rodna Epley with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2018 by paulthepoke

Rodna LightScripture reveals each member of the Trinity to a New Covenant believer in this same order. Jesus (Wisdom), the Holy Spirit (Revelation), then the Father (Knowledge of the Glory).

God is “One” because of His glory. It’s all the same glory. In the glory we too become one with Him.

John 17:5,22,23 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

The glory is the very image that we are being transformed.

2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

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Trying to understand the Trinity apart from the glory is impossible. But knowledge of the Father, who is the Glory, makes understanding easy. So revelation of the Trinity comes in this way: wisdom, revelation, knowledge of Him.

John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…

 

So the Father searches (the world over?) for someone who will worship Him in spirit and truth, then draws that person to Jesus, revealing His Son to the hearer. Jesus said the Father is the only One who knows the Son. In Matthew 16:17b when it was revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Christ, Son of the living God, Jesus responded with, “…flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”

So although the Father is always at work in the revelation of Himself to His creation, the knowledge of Him isn’t automatically revealed or understood. Jesus is revealed first, the Word, Wisdom from above. The Holy Spirit is revealed next…

John 16:13,14 when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me.

A personal relationship with the Holy Spirit begins.

 

The Father is the last to be revealed.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Matthew 11:27 …Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.

 

Jesus is the One who chooses when to reveal the Father. Revelation of the Father is having knowledge of the Glory. So God has chosen to reveal Himself to His creation using this same order: Wisdom, Revelation, Knowledge of the Glory.

Ephesians 1:15-20 Therefore I…do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places…

 

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