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Jubilee, Part 3, What About Food?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Jubilee, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:11-12 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.

The same agricultural rules apply for the Jubilee year as a Sabbatical or Shemitah year. A Jubilee year is like a Sabbatical or Shemitah year on steroids. By definition, a Jubilee year comes immediately after a Shemitah year (Leviticus 25:8-13).

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For two consecutive years, the land is to rest. There is to be no physical labor or working of the land. Seed is not to be planted. The soil is not to be tilled or turned over. Weeds are left to grow unchecked. Olive trees are not to be trimmed or pruned. Grape vines are left unattended to grow wildly. Whatever grows will grow. The farmers are not to harvest or gather crops that do grow during the Sabbatical year or the Jubilee year. The food that grows is for the farmer, servants, workers, foreigners, and the poor. Of the food that is not eaten by people, the remainder is for the animals.

On the surface, this does not seem very practical. What are we going to eat if we let the land rest for two consecutive years? God says no farming activity for every 49th and 50th years. It would be three years before any organized farming and harvest is to take place.

The context of these verses is the discussion of consecutive Sabbath years of rest for the land, a seventh year Sabbath and year of Jubilee following. The question is being asked of God. If we cannot work the fields, how are we expected to eat and survive?

Has God lost His mind? What kind of law is this? Crazy…

Relax, God has taken this into consideration. He has a plan.

Leviticus 25:20-22 ‘But if you say, “What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?” then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years. ‘When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.

God says He will abundantly provide with bumper crops in the year before the land’s Sabbatical rest, three times the usual amount. Three times the production should do it; one for the Shemitah year, one for the Jubilee year, and one for the crop planted when farming is re-initiated until harvested.

A point of the Shemitah and Jubilee is to turn and trust in God. He will provide.

Provision given by God. Prepare and save for the season. He tells you what is coming.

Granted, the Shemitah and Jubilee are part of the Mosaic Law for the Promised Land of God’s chosen people, Israel. But do take these into consideration on a global scale.

This Week in Prophecy: Peace & Security, Putin & Bennett, Israel Egypt & Natural Gas, Not So Secret Trip, US Hypersonic Missiles, Volcanoes

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for the first time this past week in Sochi, Russia. Bennett had such a good time, he stayed over on the Sabbath. Putin indicated he is for “peace, security, and stability in the Middle East.” Putin appears to be on a collision course with Ezekiel 38-39 and 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

Israel and Egypt are in talks to expand natural gas production and distribution to Europe. Time line for the project appears to be a couple of years away. The back drop is the continued inflation of natural gas prices across Europe. Prices have exploded 5 to 6 times over the past year. Supply has been cut by the Russians. Prices look to be going even higher with winter around the corner.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is leaving on a four day trip. But Israel is not telling the destination. Speculation is running high. I smell discussions regarding the Abraham Accords. More “peace and security”…

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

The United States has shown Russia and China. They have hypersonic missiles too. The world continues to become a more dangerous place with the advancement of weapons technologies.

Volcanic activity continues to increase around the planet. In addition to more seismic activity and more lava flow in La Palma in the Canary Islands, one of the world’s largest volcanos rumbled to life in Japan, Mount Aso.

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Setting the Stage for Trust… Christine McDonald

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Christine "Clarity" McDonald with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2021 by paulthepoke

If you are an outreach person or a drop–in center worker and have random encounters, it will take many encounters with the same person to build a relationship of trust. Here is a guide and process you can go through at the intake stage that will help set the stage for an organic relationship of trust.

I know that for those of you who wear your heart on your sleeve, you are going to struggle with this. But don’t give up hope! I promise the relationships will be more authentic and more nurturing if you follow these suggestions. By addressing both the physical and emotional needs of the individual, you are making this participant–centered and not basing this on your own heart, desires, or emotions. It will be worth it! You will be building off the core identity of the person and not their brokenness.

Don’t take notes when speaking to a hurting individual. Instead, mentally take note of their hair color or other things that stick out. Taking notes when speaking to the person on the streets or at a chance encounter gives the appearance that you are not present in the conversation. Make notes after having a conversation.

What is their name? Maybe they gave you a “street name.” Don’t ask if that is their real name. If they had wanted to tell you their name, they would have. Remember, you are meeting this hurting person where they are, not where you want them to be. If they choose not to tell you their last name, then don’t ask for it. Many individuals don’t share first and last names, so don’t expect
it. You will know you reached a milestone of trust the day they do choose to tell you their real name.

Make eye contact. If they seem to avoid your attempt, don’t press the issue, but look directly at them when speaking. Believe me, they will remember. It will also help you when making your mental notes of the encounter as well as any notes you may choose to write down and keep after the encounter.

Refresh your memory before doing outreach again. Look over your notes. This will give you a baseline to say their name or ask about something that stuck in your mind from the previous encounter. This shows you care. This process will look different if you are an intake worker at a residential center or a caseworker at a service provider.

This is of utmost importance. Let the hugs come from the individual first! Yes, you can begin to foster these relationships, but the individual is hurting. You are doing an intake, engaging in how to find help for someone during an outreach or in church. There are hard questions to ask, yet you just met them. You hurt for them, so you say, “May I give you a hug?” It is natural to want to offer compassion in this way. But in those beginning stages of the relationship, focus on building trust first. This way, you can help them experience the true value of a hug when the time is right for them.

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Coup in Sudan

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on October 25, 2021 by paulthepoke

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan has been placed under arrest by the military. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has broken up the transitional government. A state of emergency has been declared across the country. Hamdok’s location is unknown.

“The military has also blocked all roads and bridges leading into Khartoum city. We’ve seen soldiers blocking access and they are telling us these are the orders they got. They are saying access to Khartoum city is to be restricted, and this is raising concern because that’s where the government institutions are, that’s where the presidential palace and the prime minister’s offices are located.” -Hiba Morgan, Al-Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/25/sudans-abdalla-hamdok-under-arrest-report

President Biden has indicated $700 million in aid will be immediately frozen.

US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken issued the following statement.

“We firmly reject the dissolution of the civilian-led transitional government and its associated institutions and call for their immediate restoration. The arrest of Prime Minister Hamdok and other civilian leaders is unacceptable. The military forces must ensure their safety and release them immediately. These actions have the potential to derail the country’s transition to democracy and are a betrayal of Sudan’s peaceful revolution.”

“We are gravely concerned by reports that Sudanese security forces have used live ammunition against peaceful protesters. Security officials should immediately cease the use of violence against peaceful protesters. We also urge the restoration of Internet services.” -US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-condemns-sudan-military-coup-pauses-700m-aid

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10127275/Sudanese-leaders-arrested-group-denounces-coup.html

https://www.state.gov/troika-statement-on-military-takeover-in-sudan

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

Ezekiel states Russia, Turkey, Iran and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Arguably, Sudan may join Magog (modern day Russia) in their invasion of Israel at some point in the future.

Jubilee, Part 2, Jesus Offers a Clue?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Isaiah, Jubilee, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2021 by paulthepoke

Luke 4:17-21 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD.

And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” -Jesus

Jesus read and spoke these words in the synagogue of His home town Nazareth (Luke 4:16). Jesus is reading Isaiah 61:1-2a. He reads verse 1 completely. Jesus then stops reading in the middle of Isaiah 61:2. By reading these words, He was claiming to be the Messiah. In other words, “Here I am!!”

The stoppage of reading in the verse has lasted close to 2,000 years. At His first coming, Jesus was a suffering servant who died for our sins. His death freed us from the bondage of sin. Christ did not come in vengeance the first time, hence the pause. And we wait for the remainder of Isaiah 61:2b-11. It describes the future conditions of the nation Israel under the leadership of the Messiah, Jesus. He returns the second time in wrath and judgment.

At this point, many have stopped their analysis. There remains another question. Who is the prophet Isaiah quoting?

…to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD…?

Isaiah is quoting Moses who received instruction from God.

Leviticus 25:10 You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.

The context of the verses quoted is a description of the jubilee year. Release the inhabitants and freedom for all the slaves.

Is Jesus leaving a clue about the timing of His second coming? Will He return in a year of Jubilee?

Here are some prophetic implications. The seven year peace covenant between the antichrist and Israel would likely be confirmed in God’s fall holiday season. A jubilee year is proclaimed on the Day of Atonement, Tishri 10 after the end of a set of seven years per Leviticus 25:9.

The Bible tells us a jubilee year is proclaimed after a Sabbatical or Shemitah year (Leviticus 25:8-11).

This would allow for the culmination of the seven year Tribulation to occur one year after a Sabbatical or Shemitah year, a possible jubilee year by definition.

A jubilee year has not been kept by Israel in over 2,000 years (www.chabad.org). As for the timing of the next jubilee year…

no one knows, only the Father.

This Week in Prophecy: Dead Sea Art, Rapture, China Hypersonic, Lebanon Civil War, Saudi’s & Iran

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Artisans express their concern about potentially losing the Dead Sea. Their solution to draw attention to the cause, pose nude while painted in white as a reminder of Lot’s wife being turned to a pillar of salt.

Zechariah 14 says the Dead Sea is going no where. Eventually, the Dead Sea will come to life and flourish.

Scientists and researchers investigate a COVID 19 patient’s claim of a pending religious RAPTURE event. Scientists suggest COVID tricks the brain and impedes cognition.

China continues to talk about the reunification of Taiwan to the motherland as it tests its version of a hypersonic missile.

Lebanon is on the brink of another civil war. Hezbollah indicates its forces are larger than the current Lebanese Army. It has been a rough week in Lebanon with loss of electricity, chaos, and economic inflation.

Saudi Arabia and Iran appear to be willing to discuss the idea of normalizing relations. These two nations are in constant conflict and competition throughout the Middle East. Ezekiel 38 states Sheba and Dedan (modern day Saudi Arabia) will protest a future invasion of Israel from Russia, Iran, and others but ultimately do nothing.

The volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands continues to erupt. Earthquakes are getting stronger and deeper. Concerns are this is not close to ending. Tsunami discussions are slowly increasing in frequency.

Saudis To Join Abraham Accords???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2021 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Scripture says “peace and security” covenants, deals, treaties (take your pick) are inevitable. These are signs of the end times scenario.

Things have been quiet on the “peace front” since Joe Biden has become President of the United States… until now.

Multiple reports are coming out of Israel and Arab news sources. The Biden Administration has reached out to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). In September 2021, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and discussed the idea with MBS. In October, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud went to Washington to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The pitch is for Saudi Arabia to join the Abraham Accords.

Other countries appear to be lining up to possibly join the Abraham Accords. These include: The island nation of Comoros, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia.

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/middle-east/1634729268-white-house-discussing-israel-normalization-with-saudis

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/biden-aide-saudi-crown-prince-discussed-israel-normalization-report

Keep in mind, Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka were in Jerusalem last week as the Abraham Accords caucus was initiated in the Israeli Knesset.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was at the event and made the following statement.

“We renewed relations with Egypt, we opened embassies, we improved our relations with the US. I call upon the Palestinians, and every Arab nation that is listening: We seek peace. Peace is not a compromise or a weakness but rather an embodiment of the human spirit. Those living in the Middle East are welcome to look around and see which countries are in a better position — those who seek peace, or those who seek war.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-launches-abraham-accords-caucus-with-gantz-claiming-credit-for-deals/

Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid was in Washington at the same time as Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud…

ONE Kingdom and Christ is the King… Rodna Epley

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Rodna Epley with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2021 by paulthepoke

The kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God are describing the same kingdom—the kingdom of glory, where the presence of our Father saturates the atmosphere, and where Christ Jesus is the King of glory sitting on the throne of glory at the Father’s right hand of glory. Jesus proves it here when He compared His kingdom to something.

“The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)

“To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” (Luke 13:20-21)

The different phrasing was used because Matthew was writing to the Hebrews who had a concept of heaven, and Luke was writing to the Greeks who had a concept of god.

These are not two separate kingdoms, and the devil most certainly does not have control or authority over our Father’s kingdom. Jesus stripped the devil of any authority over us, that we had given the enemy through sin, and He placed us in Himself (in Christ) where He is seated in heavenly places now at the right hand of the Father of glory, with the earth as His footstool and the enemy under our feet. We are the righteousness of God “in Christ“.

And this parable is not talking about bad yeast either. Jesus was talking about good baker’s yeast, the yeast of the Father’s glory that raised the bread of life, that raises the dead to life in Christ, and that multiplies any batch of dough it is worked into.

Watch some videos on making bread with good baker’s yeast; it will give the proper imaging of this parable.

Compare it with what is bad yeast. Jesus said, “Beware of yeast of the Pharisees”. This is bad yeast which is doctrine that cannot produce life, and it cannot multiply in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus did not say, beware of the yeast of heaven. We want that kind of yeast!

Blessings to everyone! Have a beautiful day!

Jubilee

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Jubilee, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:8-13 “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field. In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property.”

Moses is the author of Leviticus. God relayed the information to Moses. This took place in the desert at the tent of meeting or the tabernacle. God’s chosen people are out of Egypt. They had not entered the Promised Land of Israel. It is mentioned over 50 times in the book of Leviticus. God communicated to Moses.

Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying…

The Hebrew word for “jubilee” is yovel. Per Strong’s Concordance: It means ram’s horn, trumpet, or cornet. It is also translated jubilee.

Per Scripture, we do know a jubilee year is proclaimed after the seventh Sabbatical or Shemitah year. The sequence calls for back to back years of rest for the land. By definition, the 50th year is proclaimed after the 49th (see above verses). The question is knowing the sequence of Sabbatical or Shemitah years. Which Sabbatical/Shemitah year is the first in the sequence?

The jubilee year is to be proclaimed on the Day of Atonement, one of God’s fall appointments. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. 

Determining the next year of jubilee is highly controversial. Some believe a year of jubilee was proclaimed on Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement in the fall of 2015. Others believe it is not possible to determine the next jubilee. Some believe the year cannot be determined until nation Israel is represented by all tribes.

The nation of Israel and religious leaders did not proclaim a year of jubilee in 2015.

Nation Israel has not recognized a jubilee year in 2,000 years plus (God’s Final Jubilee, Dan Goodwin). At this point, only God knows.

A famous American Landmark, the Liberty Bell, was inspired by the Hebrew concept of jubilee. The inscription on the Liberty Bell quotes… 

Leviticus 25:10b…proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants…

This Week in Prophecy: Abraham Accords, China/Taiwan, Caucuses, Hyperinflation, Global Tax

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This Week in Prophecy

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Is Oman looking to join the Abraham Accords with Israel? Jared Kushner is back in the Middle East. The Biden Administration agrees with the idea of expanding peace in the Middle East.

China is looking to “peacefully” unify Taiwan with the motherland. Revelation 9 says there is ultimately nothing peaceful about their means and motives. What is the response from the west to China and their saber rattling?

Military tension continues to build in the Caucuses. Ezekiel 38 and 39 says this region will unite under leadership from modern day Russia. Politics makes strange bed fellows and the relationships in this region prove it. Strange days indeed with Christians, Atheists, and Shia uniting on one side and Sunnis plus Jews on the other.

Signs of hyperinflation are increasing across the globe. Utilities are increasing in price around the Middle East, western Europe, and China. The price of natural gas and electricity is soaring. Lebanon is out of diesel at times to run its electrical grid.

Will the US Treasury mint a $1 trillion coin to avert default? It’s legal!!! Another sign of the times that could lead to more inflation. Don’t worry, 1 to 3.5 trillion dollars worth of budget will be passed one way or another.

136 countries have agreed to a corporate global tax of 15% on large multinational companies. 90% of global gross domestic production is on board. They must pay their fair share!!! Just another sign of a one world economic system taking shape.

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