Archive for January, 2019

Straight Talk, Creation v. Random Chance… Rodna Epley

Posted in Creation, Rodna Epley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by paulthepoke

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Francis Crick (Scientist, Biologist, Physiologist and outspoken Atheist (1916-2004) who is credited with co-discovering, along with James Watson, the double-helix structure of the DNA strand, made the following statement.

“Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.”

Photo: IStock

Really? A Darwinistic Evolutionist telling the science community that they must constantly remind themselves that the things they see are not created but have evolved. So why do scientists purposefully go against what common sense tells us is true about life? Everything that has life in it reveals that only a Designer could make such complex mechanical systems.

Reminds me of what Paul the Apostle once said a couple thousand years ago…

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

And what the said Apostle John about Jesus…

John 1:3-4 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

How about atheistic scientists stop reminding themselves to continually hold a presuppositional view that is philosophical in nature and stubbornly wants to deny God. The evidence continually reveals a Designer in literally everything living that is studied under a microscope or in a lab!

Who can watch this video and still believe there’s no Designer behind life? Randomness didn’t create the complexities of life. Randomness could create nothing but chaos.

Fake News??? Transgender Rights, Feminists, and Lesbians…

Posted in Culture, Fake News???, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2019 by paulthepoke

Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Matthew 19:4-5 He (Jesus) answered, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?…

This is where we are relative to God’s word…

The following commentary is from the setting that is The Heritage Foundation. Yes, this occurred at a home of conservative political thought. The Heritage Foundation is one of the nation’s most influential institutions for conservative thinking. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Rush Limbaugh… you get the idea.

Pay close attention. The content required multiple re readings. For those not versed in these issues, this can be a little confusing…

Kara Dansky was invited by The Heritage Foundation to speak on a panel. Ms. Dansky is a self proclaimed feminist lawyer and spokeswoman for Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF). She is not a lesbian.

Ms. Dansky’s concern… Transgender Activism is anti woman and anti lesbian. She is calling on men to stand up to Transgender Activism.

REUTERS/Kostas Tsironis

Other members of the panel included Hasci Horvath. Hasci, originally a man, identified as a woman and had surgery. Horvath had an interesting observation.

“And it’s really shocking how many men on the internet are defending the whole trans thing. Straight men are all about the trans, and you have to wonder what the heck is going on.” -Hasci Horvath

Another panel member was Julia Beck. Julia is a lesbian and former member of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission. Ms. Beck encountered the semantic police in a very harsh way. She was booted from the Baltimore LGBTQ Commission. Her violation, inappropriate use of pronouns…

“I got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ commission, as the only lesbian, simply for stating biological facts. I was found guilty of ‘violence.’ My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns.”

“The man who led my inquisition also identifies as ‘transgender.’ He is the president of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance and claims to be a lesbian.” -Julia Beck

The following is from PJMedia.com assistant editor Tyler O’Neil. There are multiple video clips from Mr. O’Neil at his Twitter feed regarding this conference. Below is a sample.

https://twitter.com/Tyler2ONeil
Click on the video clip for comments.

“The meeting made one thing crystal clear: Inclusivity means all voices are welcome, except women’s, except lesbians’. Everything is about the T now, entirely eclipsing the L, G, and B. The T is diametrically opposed to the first three letters in the acronym, and especially to the L.” -Julia Beck

This article is an interesting read. See the link below.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/lesbian-feminist-transgender-activism-is-a-mens-rights-movement/

Luke 11:17 But He (Jesus), knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.

Come Lord Jesus…

Recession Reading Slowdown Worsening

Posted in Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , on January 28, 2019 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

January 2019: Countries around the globe are entering into Recession. Will it happen here? Prepare yourself for a slowing economy.

Updated economic data from the United States and global economies contained in the video below.

Listen to Michael’s latest global economic forecast


Michael is a national syndicated author for the Wall Street Greek.

Predestined With Free Will: Apostle Paul and Israel’s Future

Posted in Jude, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , on January 27, 2019 by paulthepoke

The Apostle Paul in the New Testament book of Romans makes it very clear. God is not finished with nation Israel. He makes this statement writing to members of the church in Rome. His writings included the idea of Israel’s election, Israel’s rejection, and Israel’s future restoration. Paul is in serious angst and agony regarding his fellow countrymen. He would go to Hell for Israel. God has not kicked Israel to the curb let alone replaced them with the church or any other group of people or nation.

Romans 9:3-4 For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises…

The Apostle Paul is emphatic. There is NO way God has broken His promise to His people and nation, Israel. The idea is consistent in the Old Testament and New Testament. God has not changed His mind.

Romans 11:1-11:2 I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

Malachi 3:6 “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”

Romans 11:26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”

Focus on the word “saved”. It is the Greek word σοζο/sozo. The word is defined as to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction; one (from injury or peril); to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health (Strong’s Concordance).

The tense of the verb is future. The verse is prophetic. Israel will be spared and preserved in the future. At the time of the writing in the first century, Israel had yet to be dispersed to the world let alone regathered back to the land. The nation will not be destroyed.

Today in the early 21st century, Israel is back in the land and a nation as prophesied. Israel has resurrected as a nation. Ultimately, they will not reject their Messiah. A little detour with the Antichrist will come first. The statement below is becoming more of a reality as time passes. There are Jews who believe in Jesus and the number is growing. The world will ultimately receive blessing.

Romans 11:15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Atheists Have Lost Their Mind… -Phil Kulis

Posted in Phil Kulis with tags , , , on January 24, 2019 by paulthepoke

Atheists constantly demand proof for the existence of God. They insist you deliver God in a box before them so God can beg them to believe. Here’s the problem with “proving” the non-material.

Atheists claim to have a mind but can’t produce evidence of one.

They may say, “I think, therefore I am.”

But that doesn’t prove their mind exists because they can’t prove the existence of a thought. They can’t produce information without a method of transmission for information, yet the method of transmission is not the information itself.

They will say, “I spoke” or “I wrote” or “I acted”.

But those are not mind or thoughts themselves. Those are sounds, writing or action which is the method of transmission of the information that is mind. Those are the evidences that a mind created those things.

They can’t point to a place within or function of the brain and say “that is the mind.” They can’t comprehend the non-material so according to their own beliefs their mind which is non-material doesn’t exist. The mind is not a product of the brain, the mind operates through the brain. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

God is known by the words spoken and written, and the actions which are the magnificent Creation and His interaction with it.

Israel and Iran Exchange Missiles Over Golan Heights, January 2019

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2019 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel.

The largest peaks and mountains of Israel are located in the Golan Heights.

Click on the video link above for additional analysis.

January 2019: Iran and Israel have exchanged missiles over the Golan Heights near the Israel/Syria border. Typically, Israel is silent regarding military intervention. This time, Israel claims their actions and takes responsibility.

The following press release is from Israel Defense Forces (IDF)…

“On Sunday, Iranian Quds Forces operating in Syria launched a surface-to-surface rocket from Syria aimed at Israel’s Golan Heights. The Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted the rocket.”

Local skiers on Mount Hermon saw the exchange first hand.

Israel has responded by striking Iranian military sites inside of Syria. See the IDF tweet below for details.

The following comments are from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The statement was made at the dedication of the Ramon International Airport located in the Timna Valley in southern Israel.

“Last night the air force strongly attacked Iranian targets in Syria after Iran launched a missile from there at our territory. We will not ignore such acts of aggression as Iran attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and given explicit statements by Iran that it intends to destroy Israel, as the commander of the Iranian air force has just said. We are acting against Iran and against the Syrian forces that abet the Iranian aggression. Whoever tries to hurt us – we hurt them. Whoever threatens to destroy us will bear the full responsibility.” -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

See Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments courtesy of Twitter feed.

Iranian Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh is focused on taking out Israel. The following quote was made after the missile exchange.

“We’re ready for the decisive war that will bring about Israel’s disappearance from the earth. Our young airmen are prepared for the day when Israel will be destroyed.” -Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-air-chief-were-ready-for-war-that-will-destroy-israel/

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries will be Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

MLK Day, 2019

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on January 20, 2019 by paulthepoke

Featuring Paul Beverly

I’m 100% for equality! Treat everyone the same, with love. However, I do not believe in entitlement. I am not entitled to anything because of who my dad may have been or for any reason. Do not live feeling you’re entitled. Live feeling everyone should be equal & with love.

How you treat others says everything about you. Your race, religion, sexual preference, looks, or whatever won’t define you really compared to if you’re a kind & caring person. Choose kindness.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Luke 6:31 And as you wish others would do to you, do so to them.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Romans 2:11 For God shows no partiality.

Have an equal loving Martin Luther King Jr Day my friends!!!

Predestined With Free Will: Old Testament Prophets and Israel’s Future

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2019 by paulthepoke

Every single Old Testament prophet except Jonah states Israel will be restored to future glory.

Granted, Jonah did not promise of Israel’s restoration in the book of Jonah. But Jonah was noted to proclaim Israel would be restored in 2 Kings.

2 Kings 14:25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher.

Jonah observation compliments of a viewer from Twitter. Iron sharpens iron. Way to go Johnna!!

Isaiah 65:9 “I will bring forth offspring from Jacob, and an heir of My mountains from Judah; even My chosen ones shall inherit it, and My servants will dwell there.”

Jeremiah 30:3 For behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, “when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.” The Lord says, “I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.”

Ezekiel Chapter 34

Daniel 7:14 And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.

Hosea Chapter 2

Joel 2:19 The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied in full with them; and I will never again make you a reproach among the nations.”

Amos 9:14 “Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, and they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; they will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit.”

Obadiah 1:17 “But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, and it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

Micah 2:12 “I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in the fold; like a flock in the midst of its pasture they will be noisy with men.”

Nahum 2:2 For the Lord will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, even though devastators have devastated them and destroyed their vine branches.

Habakkuk Chapter 3

Zephaniah 3:20 “At that time I will bring you in, even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed, I will give you renown and praise among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” says the Lord.

Haggai 2:9 “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,” says the Lord of hosts, “and in this place I will give peace,” declares the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah Chapter 8

Malachi 3:12 “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the Lord of hosts.”

Thus says the Lord…

Cry Purple, The Movie

Posted in Christine "Clarity" McDonald with tags , , on January 18, 2019 by paulthepoke

The CRY PURPLE movie will be based off of the book, Cry Purple, and true story, written by Christine McDonald. The movie will be adding in scenes and people, therefore, in the coming months, a re-release of the book will be announced, including these new scenes.  Christine’s story is her journey through homelessness, crack addiction and prison.  But, it doesn’t end there. We also walk with her through blindness, motherhood and happiness.  This story is from the heart and is an eye-opening view of life on the streets and beyond. Your heart will be stirred, moved to action, and inspired.

See the link below from Fox 4 Kansas City highlighting Christine McDonald and Cry Purple.

Christine McDonald is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the social injustices facing under-served populations today.  As a survivor of human trafficking, homelessness, and addiction, Christine- now blind as a result of a disease that forced her to choose between her unborn child and her eyesight- is on a mission to bring justice and awareness to the forefront of social change through education and unconditional love.

For information and support regarding the Cry Purple the Movie, see the link below.

https://crypurplemovie.com/

We hope you will join us on the journey of getting her story on film. Filming is set to begin in the fall of 2019.

To book Christine or purchase the CRY PURPLE book, go to the link below.

http://www.christinesvision.org/

“Love your neighbor, all of ’em.” -Christine Clarity McDonald

Group Think… Featuring Guy Micholic

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2019 by paulthepoke

Who’s willing to take that step, to speak up according to their convictions regardless of outcome? So many times, I see that folks are willing to speak boldly when their opinions echo the general consensus. But what happens when the consensus is wrong?

Being naturally curious about the mechanics of the “group think” mentality, I’ve searched deeply for to discover the tell-tale effects of “group think” or “mob rules” within society, both at large, as well as interconnecting microcosms of the phenomena pervading the environment in which we live. It seems that someone or something has been continuously manipulating the minds of individuals to think along certain lines, within ever narrowing parameters.

What I’ve discovered is akin to a model used in animal training techniques. In the beginning the trainer presents a set of parameters that are wide and flexible, thereby making it easy for the animal to comply. A reward system is established, teaching the animal that obedience to these loosely based guidelines produces results that are both pleasant and desirable. As the training process continues the parameters are gradually narrowed, becoming more complicated and difficult to traverse. The ultimate goal of the trainer is to manipulate the animal’s behavior to such a degree that it becomes robotic. Once this goal is accomplished the animal no longer focuses or relies upon its own senses, but rather remains solely focused upon the parameters themselves in decision making processes.

Unfortunately for the animal, the God given instincts it was born with are no longer prevalent in its daily routine of behavior. The power of decision making has now been given over to the trainer, and for what purpose? The trainer has effectively harnessed the animal in such a way that he becomes the beneficiary of its actions, rather than the animal itself. Too often the trainer is self-motivated, seeking nothing more than to enrich himself in some way, having no actual regard for the creature in which he manipulates.

In my opinion this same process has been applied to mankind. We have been given certain unnatural parameters in which we are expected to abide. Paradigms have been created with the intent of forming us into incompatible groups, thus making it easier for the trainers to maintain and control. This form of control has been honed and improved upon over several millennium, taking many different shapes, disguising itself in many forms.

But there is one factor the trainers have not included within their equations, and that is the mind and Spirit of the Creator. He is the original programmer, the designer of all we survey. He sets the parameters for which we were created to comply with. No human, no angel, no alien is able to supersede or assume authority over the mechanics of our true purpose. We were created to glorify God in all we do. This inclination, when adhered to, benefits the individual as well as all of mankind. All of the suffering and ugliness that we witness here is a direct result of rebellion against His laws, laws that were written upon our very hearts.

God’s laws should take precedent over our emotions. Our hearts, having been manipulated by various factors, such as self-will, self-gratification, have been conditioned to seek out all things that steer us away from the will of God, making us soft targets to manipulate. We should not fully trust our heart but should first make it subject to the will of God.

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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