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Cease Fire!!

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy with tags , , , , on May 23, 2021 by paulthepoke

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This Week in Prophecy

What do the Bible and the prophets have to say about the modern day Gaza Strip? Who were these people in the context of the Bible?

Gaza, the Philistines, and the Cherethites are synonymous.

The prophets have communicated and God has pronounced judgment on the modern day Gaza Strip. See what the prophets have to say.

Hamas and the Palestinians and Israel have announced a cease fire after 12 days.

Where does President Joe Biden stand on the issue? The Democrat Party is divided on the issue. Not all fall in line with President Biden when it comes to Israel.

This and much more on This Week in Prophecy.

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Day 7: Hamas & Israel, Shavuot 5781/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Pentecost/Shavuot/Feast of Weeks, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 16, 2021: The fourth of seven God Appointments, Shavuot or Pentecost, is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 16th at sunset. For Shavuot, Jewish men have been commanded to come to Jerusalem and the Temple for over 3,500 years since the time of Moses.

For more details on the Appointment, click on the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/pentecostshavuotfeast-of-weeks/

For additional information and analysis, click on the YouTube video below.

It would appear Israel’s military is not stopping their intervention to formally recognize the holiday.

“The party that bears the guilt for this confrontation is not us, it’s those attacking us,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech. We are still in the midst of this operation, it is still not over and this operation will continue as long as necessary.” -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Over 2,300 missiles and rockets have been fired into Israel since Monday. Today is day 6 of the conflict. Watch the Iron Dome anti missile battery in action.

Below is an interesting message and response from Twitter. The social media site blocked the IDF from sending messages regarding missile and rocket warnings to the citizens of Israel.

The press is now further upset with Israel. A building that housed Middle East Eye, Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, and other press outlets was destroyed with a precision munition. The building was destroyed with surgical precision. Accounts indicate the building was empty of human personnel.

The IDF gave a one hour notice and multiple warnings to evacuate the building. The IDF indicated the building was home to Hamas intelligence.

“…entities belonging to the military intelligence of the terrorist organization Hamas.”

Click on the video below from Middle East Eye.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently issued a statement in English in regards to the events taking place over the last week. Listen for yourself the Prime Minister’s complete comments.

We continue to keep an eye on the northern border of Israel.

NBC News Analyst Evan Kohlmann tweeted out the following. Upwards of 5 rockets were fired towards Israel. Currently, the Quneitra Province in Syria is home to Russian, Syrian, Iranian, Hezbollah, UN Troops and other factions. This is different than the three rockets fired from Lebanon the day before.

And the sirens continue to blare throughout the land of Israel…

Israeli Ground Offensive Has Begun

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 13, 2021: As of a few hours ago, Israel has launched ground forces into the conflict with Hamas. As of this posting, ground forces have not entered the Gaza Strip. Israel has called up 9,000 reservists. Israeli citizens within a few miles of the border have been ordered to their bunkers.

Of note and extreme interest are the missiles being fired toward Israel from Lebanon. Are Hezbollah and proxy Iran entering the conflict? This needs to be monitored very closely. Is Israel on the verge of fighting a war on two fronts?

Tonight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a public statement on the conflict. The goal is to restore calm and security to the nation of Israel. Netanyahu’s statement is made in Hebrew. See the English transcript below.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, posted: “I said that we would charge a very heavy price from Hamas. We do it and we will continue to do it with great intensity. The last word was not said and this operation will continue as long as necessary.”

The article below has a wealth of information and many photos.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9574147/Israel-goes-Ground-troops-storm-Gaza-air-force-bombards-targets.html

At some point in the future, this is coming to what we know as the modern day Gaza Strip.

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.”

Putin & Erdogan Talk “Deterrent” About Israel As Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Broadens

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 12, 2021: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a phone call today.

President Erdogan has recommended “the international community to give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson”. Erdogan also called on the United Nations Security Council to give Israel “determined and clear messages”.

Erdogan also recommended an international force to be dispatched to protect the Palestinian people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/12/israel-must-be-taught-a-lesson-erdogan-tells-putin

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/05/12/turkish-leader-to-putin-israel-needs-strong-deterrent-lesson/

Is the current military conflict we are watching a catalyst that brings Ezekiel’s prophecy into focus.

Russia will be joined by several countries in their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries is modern day Turkey. At some point in the future, Russia is prophesied to invade Israel. The Bible says Russia and Turkey are going to join forces.

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President Joe Biden finally has a public appearance on the issue. His statement was issued by Twitter and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

One can only wonder how the world views President Biden. Are rogue states and terrorist organizations emboldened to act by perceived weakness? Will this perception allow for Russia and allies to coalesce in strength and power against Israel?

The Hamas military wing Al-Qassam Brigades has launched 15 missiles at the Dimona Nuclear Facility in southern Israel. The facility was not hit. This will not be received well with Israeli leadership.

https://www.rt.com/news/523598-hamas-rockets-israel-dimona-nuclear/

Hamas vows to fire 100 times more rockets if Israeli forces do not leave the Temple Mount.

There are rumblings on social media of an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip…

Campaign Escalates In Israel & Gaza Strip

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2021 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and you will condemn every tongue that accuses you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.

May 11, 2021: Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel are increasing their response in the Promised Land. The campaign is broadened and intensity is magnifying. Israel has named the operation, Guardian of the Walls.

Tel Aviv has come under attack in the last 24 hours. Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv has been closed. A state of emergency has been declared a few miles southwest of Tel Aviv in Lod, Israel.

Missiles have been fired into the southern part of Israel and on Jerusalem as well.

Islamic Jihad has joined Hamas in the response and attack against Israel.

At least 35 are reported dead as of the posting of this article.

Below is video from the Israel Defense Forces and the effectiveness of the Iron Dome anti missile battery system.

Imagine waking up to this in the middle of the night while sleeping if you could sleep.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement today and indicated the intervention “will take time”. Settle in, this is not ending any time soon.

Israel’s Air Force continues to strike targets in the Gaza Strip.

By the way, we know how this eventually ends…

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

Temple Mount on Fire, Netanyahu Vows to Respond

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 10, 2021: It has been a busy day in Jerusalem. Today marks the third day of clashes with violence between Israeli forces and Muslim worshippers. Ramadan closes on Wednesday, May 12th at sunset. Hundreds more were injured in the violence. As Muslims shot fireworks at Israeli forces, trees on the Temple Mount caught fire near the Al Aqsa Mosque near the south end of the holy site.

The Israeli National Holiday of Jerusalem Day took place. Jerusalem Day celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem. The holiday marks the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City post the June 1967 Six-Day War. State ceremonies and memorial services were held throughout the day.

Hamas in the Gaza Strip took the opportunity to launch rockets and missiles into Israel including Jerusalem. Rocket sirens blared throughout the capital. This was the first time since 2014 sirens were heard in Jerusalem.

Israel’s leadership did not take kindly to the incursions. Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Jonathan Conricus issued a statement on the current status.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated, “Israel would respond with great force… the current conflict could continue for some time.”

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks on Israel and Jerusalem. Hamas had given a 6 p.m. deadline for Israel to withdraw from the Al Aqsa Mosque. Hamas responded with their deadline crossed.

Isaiah 51:5 My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, and My arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands will wait for Me, and they will wait expectantly for My arm.

#JiHadEnough, November 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2019 by paulthepoke

November 2019: This is Israel Defense Forces (IDF) new slogan against Jihad.

#JiHadEnough

This is a developing and breaking story out of the Gaza Strip. 200+ rockets have been fired into Israel. The IDF estimates 90% have been intercepted.

Islamic Jihad Leader of Gaza, Baha Abu Al Ata has been targeted by the IDF. Baha Abu Al Ata is no longer the leader of Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Below is a tweet from the IDF summarizing recent military activity in and around the Gaza Strip.

See Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks in the Twitter link below.

Two witnesses say there will come a time when the LORD has #JiHadEnough…

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

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.”

Bahrain: Peace to Prosperity Workshop, June 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2019 by paulthepoke

June 25, 2019, Manama, Bahrain: Under the guise of Jared Kushner, the Peace to Prosperity work shop has begun. Kushner has dubbed the peace plan as the “opportunity of the century”.

Kushner opened the conference with a speech.

Photo: BBC

“Today is not about political issues. The goal of this workshop is to begin thinking about these challenges in a new way. To work together to develop a concrete plan to try to achieve it. Imagine a new reality in the Middle East … Imagine a bustling tourist center in Gaza and the West Bank. Imagine people and goods flowing securely throughout the region as people become more prosperous. This is not a stretch, it is the historic legacy of the Middle East.” -Jared Kushner

See the link below courtesy of i24 News for Kushner’s complete comments. The speech is a little over 10 minutes.

Ezekiel 7:19 They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it. For it was the stumbling block of their iniquity.

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the day of the LORD’S wrath; and all the earth will be devoured in the fire of His jealousy, for He will make a complete end, indeed a terrifying one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Kushner Unveils Economic Portion of Middle East Peace Plan, June 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2019 by paulthepoke

The economic details of the Middle East Peace plan were released by Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner. The plan calls for $50 billion to be sent to Middle East countries. $28 billion are scheduled to go to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Details of the plan break down which country gets how much and specific projects are named. Currently, the plan is expected to take 10 years to implement.

The plan is being compared to the Marshall Plan for western Europe after World War II.

“One of the things that they did successfully (Marshall Plan) is that they didn’t just give aid but they infused money into the private sector and they created an environment in which businesses could thrive and capital could be invested. This is a similar notion.”

“If you can also get that whole region starting to lift, and if you can get a quicker flow of goods and people in all the different areas that are necessary in industry instead of bullets and munitions and war, then I think that will really lead to a big increase in investment in the area and more jobs and better quality of life and hopefully more peace along with it.” -Jared Kushner

The White House communicated via Twitter the plan called Peace to Prosperity. The economic plan is 40 pages. See the link below.

The economic plan is divided into 4 sections: Overview, Unleashing Economic Potential, Empowering the Palestinian People, and Enhancing Palestinian Governance.

See the link below for the specifics and details.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/peacetoprosperity/empowering-palestinian-people/

The plan is reported to have 179 economic projects. There are 96 pages worth of details and financing information. Economic programs and projects of the plan are noted in the link below.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/MEP_programsandprojects.pdf

Jared Kushner also conducted an interview with Reuters News. The interview is 4 minutes and 35 seconds. Click on the link below for Kushner’s comments.

Fund raising will be a part of the scheduled “workshop”. Wealthy Arab Gulf states are being encouraged to make contributions in funding the plan. The United States is also promising to assist with finances.

“The reason we’re calling this a workshop and not a conference is because we want to get feedback and hopefully finalize it so that we can then coordinate a lot of the aid efforts and investing efforts to really drive these results.” -Jared Kushner

The political piece of the plan is scheduled to be released at a later date. This is likely to occur after Israeli elections on September 17, 2019.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/kushner-reveals-peace-plan-to-inject-50-billion-into-middle-east-economies/

Nobody is making the claim, “There is peace and security.” But they are starting to talk about it with intent and purpose.

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.

Israel Under Attack, Operational Update, May 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2019 by paulthepoke

May 6, 2019: Ceasefire reached, for now…

Late May 5, 2019: Missiles continue to fly from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. And Israel continues to strike targets inside the Gaza Strip. Injuries and death are increasing on both sides of the conflict. Innocent people are the victims. Israel is targeting Hamas leadership for assassination.

The following updates are per the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are in need of a new courier for the transfer of money from Iran. Click on the video below for the “Precision Strike”.

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President Trump has weighed in on the conflict. See his tweets below.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks.

“This morning, I instructed the IDF to continue massive attacks against terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip. I also ordered the reinforcement of the units around the Gaza Strip with armor, artillery and infantry. Hamas bears the responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions but also for the actions of Islamic Jihad, and it is paying a very heavy price for this. I ask that Israeli citizens strictly adhere to Home Front Command instructions; these instructions save lives. We are working, and will continue to work, to restore quiet and security to the residents of the south.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Cease fire negotiations from the United Nations (UN), Qatar, and Egypt have not been successful.

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See an extensive and detailed timeline of events provided in an article below from Haaretz.com. This is a great resource of happenings down to the minute.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/430-gaza-rockets-fired-at-israel-one-israeli-dead-six-palestinians-said-killed-1.7199036

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Ezekiel and Zephaniah commented on the Gaza Strip…

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.”

See also Zephaniah 2:4-5.

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