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Putin & Netanyahu Meet in Moscow, Conflict in Golan & Damascus Escalates, May 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:8 After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.

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.

See video link below for additional analysis and geography.

May 9, 2018: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a day trip to Moscow, Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders participated in Russia’s VE Day military parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The event celebrated Russia’s WWII victory of the Nazis.

“I presented Israel’s obligation and right to defend itself against Iranian aggression, from Syrian territory. The Iranians declare their intention to attack us. They are trying to transfer forces and deadly weapons there with the explicit goal of attacking the State of Israel as part of their strategy to destroy the State of Israel. I told President Putin that it is our right and indeed our duty to take any steps required for to safeguard our security interests,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-putin-meet-pm-indicates-moscow-wont-curtail-israeli-strikes-in-syria/

 

Later after sunset… missiles are flying over the Golan Heights into Israel and Syria. The Israeli military is on high alert. Israeli citizens have been asked to seek shelter in some Golan communities. Rocket sirens have been activated across northern Israel.

Waves of missiles have been fired into Syria seeking Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Areas hit include the suburbs of Damascus and the Quneitra Province in Syria. Quneitra borders the Golan Heights of Israel to the east.

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Damascus is currently a free for all. The Mezzeh Military Air Base in south Damascus has been reportedly bombed two times. ISIS is firing rockets and mortars into downtown Damascus. Electricity outages are noted throughout the city.

The Assad lead Syrian Government is threatening to join the conflict. Some reports are indicating Syria has joined the assault towards the Jewish state. Israel is warning Syria to stay out of the military exchange.

See the link below for detail of strikes in the Golan Heights and Damascus.

https://syria.liveuamap.com

 

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Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal… Military Activity Near Damascus/Golan Heights, May 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2018 by paulthepoke

May 8, 2018: President Donald Trump has moved on his decision regarding the Iranian Nuclear Deal. The announcement was originally scheduled for May 12, 2018.

Today, President Trump has pulled out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

“The deal should have never ever been made,” United States President Donald Trump.

Rumors began breaking early on Tuesday morning that President Trump was going to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Program. French President Emmanuel Macron was allegedly alerted the United States was going to leave the plan.

 

Nuclear sanctions will be re-instated towards Iran. Additional economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran as well.

“Powerful sanctions will now go into full effect,” United States President Donald Trump.

 

President Donald Trump has fulfilled another campaign promise to the American people.

See the video link below for President Trump’s remarks. Video: Fox News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed support of the Trump announcement.

“Israel fully supports President Trump’s bold decision,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4195151/israel-fully-supports-president-trumps-bold-decision-netanyahu-on-u-s-withdrawal-from-iran-nuclear-deal

 

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

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Persia will be a significant player. Persia remained Persia until the name change in the 20th century. Biblical Persia and Elam make up modern day Iran. Modern day Iran will join Russia, Turkey, and others in their invasion of Israel from the north per Ezekiel.

The Hebrew name for Persia is Parac. Per Strong’s Concordance, it is defined as the following: pure or splendid.

Persia proper was bordered on the west by Susiana or Elam, on the north by Media, on the south by the Persian Gulf and on the east by Carmania.

 

President Rouhani of Iran has rebutted President Trump’s comments. Iran states it will negotiate with the remaining countries. Rouhani indicated the United States does not keep its commitments.

See the link below for details of Rouhani’s comments.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVrlYBEVKB

Look for Iran to draw closer politically to Russia and Turkey. Look for Russian/Iranian economic and military ties to strengthen. The 2,600-year-old words of the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 38-39 are looming and prophetic fulfillment inches closer.

 

Prior to Trump’s speech, the following news broke out of the US Embassy in Israel.

In addition, Israeli military activity is reported in Damascus suburbs. Israeli citizens in the Golan Heights have been ordered to prepare to go to their bomb shelters.

https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2018/8-may-israeli-army-expands-order-to-open-bomb-shelters-for

 

Wake up! History is coming, which means Jesus is coming. And this next time He will be returning as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8-9 …but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.

Search your heart, there is still time to turn towards the Lamb of God.

 

 

Trend Update: Russia’s S300 Missiles to Syria??? April 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

The context of the verse God is talking to Gog of Magog. Gog is the leader of what many scholars and historians believe to be modern day Russia. See the link below for detailed analysis.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

Click on the video link below for additional analysis.

The focus of the verse is the size of the army arrayed by Gog.

…and all your army…The Hebrew word for “all” is kol. Simply put, it means the whole or all of the army.

It is stated a second time, all of them clothed in full armor…Again it is the term kol in the Hebrew. This group is well dressed and has provision to fight. Their gear is “splendid” or miklol. This word could be translated as perfection or gorgeous. The army looks impressive.

A third time, the army is described as a great host. They are rab in the Hebrew which can be stated as much, many, or great.

And finally a fourth time, all of themYes, it is the word kol. This is emphasized four times. This is a massive army that is well armed and prepared to attack and defend. Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

Syria S300 Sputnik

photo: Sputnik International

April 24, 2018: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia has challenged reports Moscow will deliver to Syria the S-300 missile defense system “soon”.

“We know what President Vladimir Putin said. He has discussed such matters with an official of our Defense Ministry from the standpoint of preventing a situation where Syria might turn out insufficiently prepared for aggressive attacks, like the one that occurred on April 14. It remains to be seen what decisions will be made by the Russian leadership and Syrian officials.” – Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russia claims they have not made a decision on delivery to Syria…yet.

If Russia were to send the S-300 missile system to Syria, the defense system would be FREE to President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Government. Hypothetically, the missiles would be to defend Damascus and Syrian air bases. The Russians are thinking out loud if anyone is listening.

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Jeremiah 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

 

Russia has outfitted Syria with old Soviet equipment.

Russian Main Operational Directorate Sergei Rudskoy said, “In the past year and a half Russia has fully restored Syria’s air-defense system and continues to further upgrade it.”

The Russians also had these comments for Israel.

“Experts believe that the reaction of the Israeli military to such a move will be predictably negative and do not exclude attacks on their locations. If Israel decides to carry out rocket strikes on the deployment locations of the S-300, the consequences will be catastrophic for all sides.” -Russian Defense Spokesman

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Russia-to-move-defenses-to-Syria-soon-warns-Israel-against-attack-552503

 

Gog’s army continues the build…

Damascus has a date with destiny…

 

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Burden of Damascus??? Trump Orders Strike on Syria, April 2018

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Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Jeremiah 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

April 13, 2018: United States President Donald Trump has ordered a military strike against Syria. In coordination with France and the United Kingdom, precision missiles have been fired at military targets throughout Damascus and the country of Syria. The military intervention is in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against people in his country. This is a developing story…

See video link below for geography and detail of military strikes.

 

The statement below is from Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States. See the tweet below.

 

Click on the video link below for President Trump statement. Video compliments of VOA.

 

Is this the beginning of the fulfillment of a prophecy written by Isaiah and Jeremiah? If so, Jesus Christ is at the door and He is knocking.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…

Please search your heart. One way or another, we are running out of time.

 

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Trend Update: Trump Tweets on Syria/Chemical Weapons/Russia, April 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Jeremiah 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

 

 

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Trump-tells-Russia-to-prepare-for-Syria-missile-strike-549483

How close our we to seeing Isaiah’s prophecy fulfilled?

 

Trend Update: Israel Hammers Syrian Air Base, April 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Isaiah 17:9 In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

See video link below for geography and additional analysis.

April 9, 2018: Russia is upset with Israel over a missile strike in the heart of Syria. Previously, Russia has been silent with previous Israeli intervention in Syria. Reports out of Syria indicate 14 were killed in the strike including Iranians.

The strike took place at the Tiyas air base. The T4 air base is near Palmyra. The event took place at 4 a.m.

tiyas T4

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Many think the missiles were a response to a Syrian poison gas attack held in east Damascus over the weekend. At least 40 people were killed.

“This is a very dangerous development. I hope at least that the US military and those of the countries participating in the coalition led by the United States understand that,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

 

On a curious note, some local sources are indicating Russian staff was tipped to the attack. See the tweet below from a journalist.

“Security sources tell me Russian advisors left Tayfour airbase last night, they were forewarned about the airstrikes.”

https://twitter.com/BrowneGareth/status/983246544462909441

 

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is blaming Israel.

The United States has maintained innocence. France says they did not do anything.

Israel has not commented on the incident. But the following statements were made.

“In Syria many forces, from various bodies and coalitions, are operating. Each one says what it says and denies what it denies. We have clear interests in Syria and we set red lines. We will not allow weapons to pass from Syria to Lebanon, and we will not allow the establishment of an Iranian base.” Construction Minister Yoav Galant, Israeli Security Cabinet. He is a former IDF Major General.

“There’s no need to run and tell your friends or to take responsibility. Whoever needs to understand will understand,” Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-syria-blame-israel-for-deadly-strike-on-syrian-air-base/

 

Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

For details linking ancient Magog to modern day Russia, see the link below.

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

April 9, 2018: Russia has expressed concern over Israel’s tactics near the Gaza Strip. Russia calls the military application an “indiscriminate use of force against the civilian population.”

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Russia-says-Israeli-use-of-force-against-Palestinians-unacceptable-549258

Russia is now starting to bark about Israeli military intervention.

 

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Trend Update: East Damascus Escalates, February 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on February 24, 2018 by paulthepoke

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Stealth-Russian-fighter-jets-deployed-to-Syria-543510

Russian stealth fighter jets being introduced in Syria. Military ramp up continues…

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Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Jeremiah 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

February 20, 2018: East Damascus/Ghouta…Hundreds of civilians have been killed with the “extreme escalation” in bombing. The United Nations has claimed the situation is “spiraling out of control”.

Click on video for geography and analysis.

A couple of days ago, social media users were reporting increased troop activity in eastern Damascus. It turns out those reports were accurate.

Hospitals and civil services have been targeted.

Eastern Ghouta is home to approximately 400,000 residents. The area is occupied by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian rebel leader Nasr al-Hariri has called the hostilities “war crimes”.

Al-Assad government officials state they only target military sites.

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