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Jubilee, Part 5, Humanity Falls

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Jubilee, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:23 The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.

God transfers authority and possession according to His own choice. He owns everything. The point of the post is to see how God transfers authority in leadership over the earth.

Please do not make assumptions in doctrine regarding marriage based on these verses. Marriage is a discussion for another day…Hint, both parties submit to Christ (Ephesians 5).

Jeremiah 27:5 By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

http://paulthepoke.com/2015/11/15/jubilee-part-4-return-to-your-land/

In the beginning, God gave authority over the earth and everything in it to humanity. Notice authority was granted to both the man and woman equally. Authority was not given specifically to the man. See the two verses below in Genesis 1.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

There are two verbs of interest in the verses above. They are “rule” and “subdue”.

The Hebrew word for “rule” is radah. It is used as a simple action verb and radah means: to have dominion, rule, or subjugate. The verb does not necessarily imply harshness or utilizing an iron fist. There are examples where God instructs the use of temperament and respect. 

Leviticus 25:43 ‘You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.

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The Hebrew word for “subdue” is kabash. It is used as a simple action verb and kabash means: to bring into bondage, enslave, make subservient; to subdue, force, violate; or dominate, tread down. In other words, use force if necessary. Kabash is used in the context of conquering the land in the book of Joshua and the military victories of King David. -Definitions per Strong’s Concordance

The leadership structure radically changed with the original sin in the Garden of Eden. Originally, God transferred authority of the earth to the man and woman equally, humanity. A consequence of the fall in Eden is God redefined the dynamic of the relationship between the man and the woman. The woman lost her position as co-ruler with the man.

Genesis 3:16b To the woman He said… “Yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

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Notice God’s comments to Noah after the flood in Genesis 9:7 “As for you, be fruitful and multiply; populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”

There is no mention of “rule” and “subdue” anywhere in Genesis 9. Humanity’s authority over the earth is lost for now.

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With the fall, humanity lost authority over the earth. As of now, look who is in charge. 

1 John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 

Currently, God has transferred authority over the earth to Satan.

In the beginning, humanity’s co-rulers (Adam and Eve) failed to rule and subdue the earth. Leadership structure and order were radically changed.

In the end, humanity’s co-rulers (Jesus and His bride the church) will succeed, fulfill, and restore God’s promise in the Millennial Kingdom.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

2 Timothy 2:12 If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He will also deny us…

The Russia Angle to Ezekiel 38… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

In the mystifying direction of events, where do we fit? If you saw my last, it was introspective. This is not quite the same but this is a hypothesis based on current events and Bible exposition.

While cleaning up his first covenant people, God wants a demonstration of his power in the service of doing so. We, the new covenant intercessors have a role to play. I hope you enjoy one man’s opinion.

For those who REALLY want to understand Russia’s (ancient Magog) role in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy, this is a must see.

Ezekiel 38:16 You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

Russia is on the move in Europe with threats to Ukraine. Russia controls the flow of natural gas to Europe. Russia supports Belarus who is another key player in the distribution of natural gas to western Europe. Winter is coming and it could be a very cold season for those who depend on their energy from Russia. Logistics are natural gas flow are discussed in the presentation.

How does the migrant crisis on the Poland and Belarus border factor into this equation? Russia is moving military equipment around the region.

Guess who has enough natural gas to disrupt Russia’s pricing control of the market to western Europe??? ISRAEL

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10195541/Kamala-says-White-House-playing-close-attention-Russian-troop-build-Balarus-border.html

Is natural gas “the hook” that draws Gog of Magog into the Promised Land to take spoil???

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.

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Czekmate is a must follow if you want to stay up to date with what is happening in the Middle East. He posts articles, videos, analysis and opinion. See the link below.

https://valortube.com/groups/fighting-czekmates/

Czekmate is wired into the Middle East and follows the region closely. He is up to date with current events and provides excellent analysis in the theater.

The Fighting Czekmates is a home for people with an unconventional outlook on world affairs. Get in touch with your instincts and don’t get married to your opinions. We welcome good natured argument, we tolerate stubbornness, but not rudeness or trolling. It is proctored by a seasoned practitioner. Gauge your audiences above all. We value information exchange and patriotic teamwork.

Czekmate is a nom de guerre for a Washington DC based consultant who specializes in International affairs and national security regulatory matters. He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He has worked in Republican politics, Congress, and the Departments of State & Defense for the bulk of his career. In those endeavors he received awards for research pertaining to international illicit weapons networks.

He is a Christian and a practitioner of charismatic faith whose current work involves advising clients on cyber security compliance in the defense arena.

Czekmate is an original content provider at https://valortube.com/

This Week in Prophecy: Iraqi PM Drama, Ezekiel 38-39 Military Build, Ethiopia; US & S Korea Air Games, COVID Response in China & Australia

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2021 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

An assassination attempt was made on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Efforts failed and al-Kadhimi survived. Riots have taken place near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Isaiah 13 prophecies of a time of complete desolation of the area in the Day of the Lord. Modern day Iraq is a prophetic hot spot for the end times scenario.

Military hardware continues to pour into Syria and the northern border of Syria. Russia and Turkey continue to move more resources closer to Israel. Ezekiel 38-39 tells what the future holds. The military build will continue to the point is looks utterly hopeless for Israel. But God has other plans…

Ezekiel 39:9-10 “Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both bucklers and shields, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them. They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoils of those who plundered them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” declares the Lord GOD.

Ethiopia appears to be on the verge of civil war. Could this have implications for the region and ultimately the southern front of Ezekiel 38-39 with Libya and Sudan??? It’s worth watching. Governments are de stabilizing in various places. What about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project? This is going to be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. Isaiah 19 says the Nile River goes dry in the end times scenario.

Keeping a close eye on the Pacific theater with Australia, South Korea. The US, UK continue to forge military alliances in the region. This week, the US and South Korea initiated unannounced air force war games. More wars and rumors of wars just like Jesus said.

Australia makes a move on personal property, bank accounts, and driver’s licenses in response to COVID related violations and fine collection. China encourages the population to store up food in case of an emergency. China’s goal is zero COVID infections before the Winter Olympics coming up in February 2022.

All this and more on This Week in Prophecy.

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Sanhedrin to Prepare Holy Oil for Messiah

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2021 by paulthepoke

Exodus 30:22-25 The LORD said to Moses, “Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane, and 500 of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.

The Sanhedrin is getting ready for the arrival of the Messiah. As part of the preparations, anointing oil is being made.

https://www.israel365news.com/201272/sanhedrin-begins-to-prepare-oil-to-anoint-king-messiah-kohen-gadol/

The announcement was made on the Temple Mount in a sermon by the Spokesman of the Sanhedrin, Rabbi Hillel Weiss.

“The Temple and the Temple service benefit all the nations. For that reason, we made the announcement on the 27th of Cheshvan, the day that Noah exited the ark and made a sacrifice to God. At that time, God made a covenant with the entire world, promising never to bring another such catastrophic flood but also requiring that mankind (nations) perform the Seven Noahide Laws.”

“Christianity is especially susceptible to the impurity that is flourishing under the idolatry of liberalism. To their credit, they have a deep connection with chesed (loving kindness). Liberalism grew out of this. But chesed can be taken too far. Christianity must engage in justice which is one of the Noahide commandments. They must judge that some things are impure and unacceptable.”

In the passages from Exodus 23 describing the oil, the oil is described as holy six times. The Hebrew word for “holy” is qodesh. It means apart or sacred, separate. This is the same word used to describe the Spirit of God in the Old Testament. That is the Holy Spirit.

The Sanhedrin is following the directions of Moses as given by the LORD. Here is the composition of the anointing oil as understood by the modern day Sanhedrin.

1 kg = 2.2 pounds

  • Pure myrrh, 500 shekels weight (about 6 kg)
  • Sweet cinnamon, 250 shekels weight (about 3 kg)
  • “fragrant cane” (sometimes translated as calamus) 250 shekels (about 3 kg)
  • Cassia, 500 shekels (about 6 kg)
  • Specially prepared olive oil, one hin (about 6 liters, or 5.35 kg or about 1.5 gallons)

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Exodus 30:33 Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it on an outsider shall be cut off from his people.

This oil is not to be reproduced by anybody for personal use. The would be perpetrator would pay a severe price. They would be “cut off” or karath in the Hebrew. This is the same verb used to describe Jesus the Messiah in Daniel 9:26. Jesus fulfilled this prophecy on the cross when He was “cut off”.

Daniel 9:26a Then after the sixty-two weeks, the Messiah (Anointed One, Mashiach) will be cut off (karath) and have nothing…

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Additionally, the Sanhedrin has prepared ritually pure olive oil for the Menorah.

“We are now entering the time when the preparations for the Temple are almost complete. Now is the time for people to act, to show whether they will be part of the Temple or stand against the reappearance of God’s house in Jerusalem.” Rabbi Weiss, Sanhedrin Spokesman

https://www.israel365news.com/201272/sanhedrin-begins-to-prepare-oil-to-anoint-king-messiah-kohen-gadol/

Jubilee, Part 4, Return To Your Land

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Jubilee, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:13 On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.

Every 50th year, the people of Israel were to return to their designated tribal land. At the time of receiving the Law, Israel was wondering around in the desert for 40 years.

Eventually, Israel entered the land and controlled with conquest in Joshua 1-12. God divided the land among the tribes of Israel in Joshua 13-24. Geographical and tribal boundaries were defined.

Below is a map of the land as divided per God’s direction in the book of Joshua.

http://www.bibleodyssey.org

Leviticus 25:23 The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.

God says the land is leased to the inhabitants, nation Israel. The tribes do not own the land, God does. The land is granted by God to His chosen nation.

People are temporary and finite. In our current state of fallen humanity, we are not eternal. When we die, we cannot take the land or other possessions with us.

God is very clear in Scripture. The earth is His. God’s ownership is stated from the beginning in Genesis to the New Testament. For starters, He created in Genesis 1.

God’s ownership extends beyond the atmosphere of planet Earth. He owns the universe.

Deuteronomy 10:14 The heavens, indeed the highest heavens, belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.

God transfers authority and possession according to His own choice. But He still owns everything. God chose Israel and gave them a specific, allotted land.

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine…

Jeremiah 27:5 By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

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God reminds Job that He owns everything. God does not owe anyone a single thing. He is not in debt. 

Job 41:11 Who confronted Me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to Me. 

1 Corinthians 10:26 For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”

God is the landlord. He operates on a 50 year lease with His people Israel and His land. Every fiftieth year, everyone goes back to where they belong according to Him. Debts are forgiven. Everyone gets a fresh start and a clean economic slate.

In the future, He will redefine borders and geography for His chosen people. They will have significantly more land than the current situation of November 2021.

Genesis 15:18-21 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”

This is the original land grant from God to Abram (later renamed Abraham by God). These are the land boundaries of Israel’s future.

This configuration has never been realized. This calls for the geography of Israel to stretch from the Nile River to Euphrates River.

One could argue rather this implies the Arabian Peninsula or not. Now this sounds impossible in today’s world and current geopolitical climate. Can you imagine the uproar if this was proposed at the United Nations?

But, there will be a land for peace deal when Jesus returns.

This Week in Prophecy: Wars & Rumors, Secret Trip, Saudis, Indian Nukes, Naval Drills

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2021 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz went on a secret trip to Singapore, but we are not supposed to know where he went…

Matthew 24:6-8 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states removed Lebanese ambassadors from their countries and removed their ambassadors from Lebanon. Why? Because of supportive comments to the Houthis in Yemen.

India test fires nuclear capable missile with a range of 3,100 miles, China in the cross hairs.

The United States and the Saudis conducted naval drills. The Saudis have improved their propaganda game with intimidating music. The exercise was clearly aimed at Iran.

All of this and more in… This Week in Prophecy

Beautiful!!! Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Paul Beverly with tags , , , on November 2, 2021 by paulthepoke
red roses in bloom
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While you’re busy focusing on what we think is wrong with someone, we are missing out on all that is beautiful about them. Focus on the good, the positive, the beauty in others & we will no longer see flaws. When they see & feel you lifting them up for all that is good, you help them change their focus & opinion of themselves as well. Always point out good & beauty.

Song of Songs 4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

Have a flawless week my friends!!!

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

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2021 by paulthepoke

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This Week in Prophecy

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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.

This and more on This Week in Prophecy.

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

Through The Eyes of Grace – Christine C McDonald

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