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Trend Update: Turkey’s Naval Base on the Red Sea, January 2018

Posted in Egypt/Nile River, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

For insight linking Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah to modern day Turkey, click the link below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

January 2018: Turkey is quietly building a naval presence on the Red Sea. The Turks and the Sudanese have inked a deal.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proclaimed Turkey has been given access to the Suakin Island from Sudan. The island is effectively across the Red Sea from Mecca, Saudia Arabia. Historically, Turkey is no stranger to the area. The Suakin Island has ties to the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. The island was the capital of the Habes Province.

Suakin Island

photo: Daily Sabah

Turkey will manage and rebuild infrastructure. The agreement is open ended in regards to time. Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour indicated military and security cooperation are part of the agreement. With the treaty, Turkey now has access to other ports in Sudan.

The military commanders in chief of Turkey, Qatar, and Sudan met at the signing. This alliance is consistent with the Sunni branch of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

The alliance between Turkey and Sudan is concerning to the southern coalition of Sunni Muslims including Egypt and Saudia Arabia. Egypt is expressing concern. The Egyptians have a water problem. Access to the Nile River is the issue. Egypt gets 90% of their water from the Nile River. Sudan and Egypt are not working together regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/01/04/trend-update-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-january-2018/

Egypt is currently spending millions beefing up their military. They recently purchased two helicopter carriers, one frigate from France, three submarines from Germany, and dozens of warplanes from France and Russia.

 

The Turks currently have a seaport in Somalia. Turkey already has military troops in Qatar. Turkey’s Recep Erdogan has his eyes on the religious sites in Mecca.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Is-Turkey-setting-up-a-naval-base-on-the-Red-Sea-532904

Water and Muslim religious sites are volatile issues.

 

The prophet Ezekiel stated Russia, Turkey, and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Russia and Sudan have recently formed ties. Russia has entered Libya as of early 2017.

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/12/01/trend-update-sudan-calls-russia-for-help-december-2017/

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/03/20/trend-update-russian-special-forces-in-libya-march-2017/

The southern front of the invasion appears to be taking shape.

 

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

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, 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.

MBS BBC

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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Trend Update: Russia Expands Naval Base in Tartus, Syria, December 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on December 13, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:2 Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog…

For specific details linking Magog to modern day Russia, click the link below.

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

December 13, 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a bill to the Duma. This is the lower house of the Russian Parliament. Putin has reached an agreement with Syria on the Naval Base in Tartus.

Click on video link below for additional analysis and geography.

Below are excerpts from Putin’s document.

“The duration of the agreement is 49 years, it can be automatically prolonged for a period of 25 years in case none of the parties send a written notification to the other at least one year before a period expires concerning its intention to terminate the agreement…”

“The naval base has full immunity from Syria’s civil and administrative jurisdiction. Its movable and immovable property is immune from search, seizure and other proceedings…”

“Russia has the right to send the necessary number of troops to maintain the naval facility…”

Russia will not be charged rent for the naval base. Reports indicate the base could house 11 ships and nuclear vessels. Residential and office buildings will be part of the development.

The base is for defensive purposes only as indicated in a joint statement by Russia and Syria. Specific nations are not being targeted.

Prior to this bill, President Putin ordered the withdrawal of “significant” Russian troops from Syria. He proclaimed victory over “the most battle-hardened grouping of international terrorists”.

https://www.rt.com/politics/412950-putin-drafts-bill-seeking-expansion/

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/putin-drafts-bill-expanding-russian-tartus-navy-base-syria/

If history is any indicator, Russia withdraws only to come back again in greater number. The prophet Ezekiel tells us how this ends. Russia will come in tremendous numbers with other countries. It will look overwhelming for the nation Israel. And then God decides to flex His muscle. The Lord will protect His chosen people.

Time will tell…

https://paulthepoke.com/category/ezekiel-38-39/

 

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Trend Update: Israel on High Alert, December 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2017 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.

December 4, 2017: Israeli military action is heating up around Damascus, Syria. Multiple military sites have been reported to be hit by Syrian and Russian news sources.

Click on video link for geography and analysis of events.

The Syrian government claims to have shot down Israeli missiles. Explosions were indicated approximately 3 miles northwest of Damascus in Jamraya. This is considered to be the location of a top secret, scientific military installation. Chemical and biological weapon development is reported to take place at the site. Russian missile defense systems are reported as destroyed.

“Air defenses confronted an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed. Syria’s air defense destroyed three of the six missiles that Israel launched at the Research Center in the suburbs of Damascus.” -Syrian Government sources.

Iranian Base Damascus

ImageSat International provided to Almasdar News

December 1, 2017: An arms depot between Kiswah and Sahnaya were nailed by Israeli forces on Friday night. Up to 10 buildings were hit in the attack. This is suspected to be an Iranian military base.

Dumeir Air Base appears to have been targeted and struck by Israeli forces. Dumeir AB is located east of Damascus.

https://www.rt.com/news/411937-syria-intercepts-israeli-missiles/

For multiple satellite images of strike, see the link provided by Almasdar News.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/satellite-imagery-shows-impact-israeli-strikes-damascus/

https://israelpalestine.liveuamap.com/en

 

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”

Philistia or the Philistines are the people who make up what is the modern day Gaza Strip. This group is associated with Hamas and Sunni Muslims.

December 4, 2017: As of the writing of this post, rocket sirens are blaring for at least the fifth time this evening in southern Israel. Information provided Israel News Feed. https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah

 

The back drop of all the noise is a potential announcement from President Donald Trump. Will he declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in accordance with United States Congressional legislation? Will President Trump move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

If President Trump makes either or both declarations, the religion of peace is not making peaceful promises…

 

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Trend Update: Sudan Calls Russia For Help, December 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2017 by paulthepoke

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

And we have some movement on Magog’s southern front…

Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

This is the first mention in the Bible of the land south of Egypt. The Hebrew word is Cush. It is translated as Cush or Ethiopia in the biblical text. It is a land in the southern Nile River valley. This is modern day Sudan.

See video link below for analysis and geography.

November 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to Sochi for a meeting. Sudan is asking for Russian protection against American aggression. The Sudan president is not exactly a choir boy in need of protection. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes.

al bashir“We are thankful to Russia for its position on the international arena, including Russia’s position in the protection of Sudan. We are in need of protection from the aggressive acts of the United States.” -Sudan President Omar al-Bashir

Bashir wants an arms deal with the Russians.

“We are currently launching a program to modernize our armed forces and we agreed with the defense minister that Russia will contribute to this,” Bashir indicated.

There was also a grain deal. Russia will sell 1 million tons of grain to Sudan.

“Sudan is a major buyer of our grain. We expect to increase the volume of grain sold to your market up to 1 million tons,” Vladimir Putin stated.

Beyond the grain, there is more to the story.

“Prospects are in place not merely in the hydrocarbons sector but also in the electric power industry and peaceful nuclear development.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin.

http://tass.com/economy/977080

http://www.france24.com/en/20171123-sudan-president-bashir-asks-putin-protection-aggressive-us

 

Russia has been in ancient Put or Libya since March 2017.

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/03/20/trend-update-russian-special-forces-in-libya-march-2017/

For those of you not familiar with the narrative, Ezekiel 37 has already happened in the mid 20th century. I would encourage all to read Ezekiel chapters 38-39. It appears to be on the verge of happening in the 21st century.

Magog’s gang is now complete and assembled, as promised by Ezekiel roughly 2,600 years ago…

 

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Trend Update: Putin Hosts Turkey & Iran for Peace in Syria, November 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

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

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

These are the modern day countries of Russia, Iran, and Turkey. For a detailed study of each ancient name and correlation to the 21st century country, see the links below. These articles were posted on Trey Smith’s God in a Nutshell project.

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

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/17/ezekiel-38-who-is-persia/

November 22, 2017, Sochi, Russia: President Vladimir Putin welcomed Turkey’s Recep Erdogan and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani for a summit. The goal was peace in the Syrian civil war. All three leaders are in favor of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad maintaining power.

“The militants in Syria (ISIS) have sustained a decisive blow and now there is a realistic chance to end the multi-year civil war,” per Vladimir Putin.

A follow up meeting is scheduled for December in Russia. The goal is to pave the way for a Syrian constitution which would include presidential term limits. Assad’s previous time as president would not be included in future term limit discussions.

It appears Russia, Iran, and Turkey will be the primary actors in rebuilding Syria.

The United Nations is complaining that Putin is interrupting the “peace process” in Syria. The United States and the European Union were not part of the discussions. Vladimir Putin is establishing himself as the dominant power broker on the world stage.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/22/iranian-and-turkish-leaders-arrive-in-russia-for-syria-talks-with-putin

 

Later the same day, the following statement was made by Vladimir Putin. The Russian president placed all Russian companies (public and private) on alert. Prepare for a “rapid transition to war time operations”.

“I would like to note that the ability of any economy to rapidly increase the output of defense products and services when it is needed is one of the most important conditions of the nation’s military security. All strategic and… large enterprises must be ready for this.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin

https://www.rt.com/politics/410646-putin-orders-all-russian-companies/

Ezekiel’s gang is together as promised. If the prophesied time and events are approaching, more troops from the three countries will pour into Syria near the Golan Heights. Are we watching Gog of Magog take the lead?

 

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Trend Update: “Legitimate” Iranian Presence in Syria, November 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-2 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal…

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

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.

November 15, 2017: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has publically stated Iranian troops are staying in southern Syria. Per the Interfax news agency, Iran is “legitimately” involved in Syria.

What is very concerning to Israel is the alleged construction of an Iranian military base. The reported base is less than 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Israel’s Golan Heights border. The location is believed to be 14 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus near el-Kiswah.

The context of the discussion was a cease fire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by Russia, Jordan, and the United States. The U.S. was under the impression Iranian backed troops would be removed from Syria. Russia’s comments are counter to the Americans.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-fm-says-iran-can-legitimately-stay-in-syria/

Russia sees itself clearly in charge of the happenings in Syria. Lavrov went on to the further comment.

“We’ve just stated the fact that there is Russian and Iranian legitimate presence on the invitation of the legitimate government [on the Syrian territory] and we have also stated the fact of the illegitimate presence of the coalition created by the United States, which is carrying out military actions, including unilateral ones.”

“To seek withdrawal from the line of contact of non-Syrian groups, which are currently present in this very complicated Syrian region, yes, this was agreed upon. But this is a two way street and if one looks at who is the most dangerous, they are those who are under the care of the United States.” -Sergey Lavrov, Russia Foreign Minister.

 

Israel has vowed to defend its safety. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the following statement.

“Iran is scheming to entrench itself in Syria. They want to create a permanent air, land and sea military presence. We are not going to agree to that. I have said very clearly that Israel will work to stop this, and we must all work together to stop Iran’s aggression and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. If we stand together we will achieve it. But, if we have to, we will stand alone. Iran will not get nuclear weapons, it will not turn Syria into a military base against Israel.” -B. Netanyahu, Israel PM

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Russian-Foreign-Minister-Moscow-never-promised-to-withdraw-Iranian-troops-in-Syria-514215

And the military build towards Israel’s future invasion continues…

 

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