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Born of a Virgin

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Christmas, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

The message is straight forward and not confusing in the original Hebrew… the Lord Himself will give you a sign. The Hebrew word for “sign” is ‘owth’. According to Strong’s Concordance the word means: sign, signal, a distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, warning, token, ensign, standard, miracle, or proof.

Virgin, this is the word where the debate is taking place. According To Strong’s Concordance the word means the following: virgin, young woman, of marriageable age, maid or newly married. The Hebrew word is almah. The word is generally translated as young woman or maiden.

The critic would argue that since this word is not translated “virgin” elsewhere and it does not literally mean “virgin”, that it is a reach to translate the word “virgin”.

70 Jewish translators and scholars of the Bible in the 3rd century B.C. translated the word “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14. This was before the birth of Jesus. One cannot accuse the scholars of translating to fit an agenda. The concept of a “virgin” conception/birth was made at least 200 years before the world even knew of Christ.

In Matthew 1:23, the apostle quotes Isaiah 7:14. He uses the word “virgin”. The fact that Mary is a “virgin” is restated in Matthew 1:25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus. The grammar of verse 25 in the Greek is indicative that Joseph did not have sex with Mary until after she gave birth to Jesus.

Previously in verses 18, 20, Matthew spells out that Joseph was aware Mary was pregnant prior to their marriage and she was a virgin.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

In Matthew 1:20, an angel communicates to Joseph that Mary has conceived from the Holy Spirit. Translation, she physically did not have sex and had not had sex prior to this event of conception.  

Matthew 1:20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

The name Immanuel means “God with us” or “with us is God” in the Hebrew.

In the final analysis, it does not matter what I think. It does not what anybody else thinks. What matters is what you think. Do you believe the Bible? Was a man, Jesus, who claimed to be God, born of a virgin?

Merry Christmas!

Morocco Joins Abraham Accords, Hanukkah 5781/2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., Hanukkah, December 10, 2020: President Trump announced Morocco has become the fourth country to formalize relations with Israel. Morocco, along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan, has joined Israel in the Abraham Accords. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu refers to the agreement as the “circle of peace”.

Photo: Morocco World News

The event occurred on the first day of Hanukkah.

In addition to normalization of relations with Israel, President Trump recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara.

Trump continues to move forward with the peace initiative despite having the disputed election results contested in the Supreme Court.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter where he posted his comments.

Photo: Morocco World News

King Mohammed VI of Morocco did not have a formal statement at the time of this post. The king does not have a Twitter account.

Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner hinted there could be more participants in the Abraham Accords including Saudi Arabia.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-morocco-idUSKBN28K2CN

John 10:22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter…

Jesus attended the celebration of Hanukkah at the Temple. In the context of John 10, Jesus would come under fire for claiming to be God. The mob was ready to stone Christ.

John 10:28-30 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

Of note, Jesus uses the word “snatch” two times. This the Greek word ἁρπάζω/harpazó. It means: properly, seize by force; snatch up, suddenly and decisively, like someone seizing bounty (spoil, a prize); to take by an open display of force (i.e. not covertly or secretly). -Helps Word Studies

This is the Greek word for “rapture”. Just an observation. My personal belief is the rapture occurs in and around the Fall Feasts.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/fall-feasts/

But this point is an absolute fact. Believers are secure in the Father and the Son. No one is going to take us away from Them. This is eternal security.

Peanut Butter & Jelly… Rodna Epley

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Rodna Epley with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2020 by paulthepoke

Hi friends! A funny thing just happened to me and I wanted to share it! Our Father in heaven has given me the heart of a child so read it with eyes of glory please haha. 🙂

For the past several hours I have been writing something that the Spirit of Glory has been revealing to me in a long stream (vine) of revelation from the Word that lives in me, and I realized there is just no stopping point. His living Word goes on and on and is alive! It circles back around and fulfills itself in eternity. His stream of glory flows through His entire Word; it is perfect and the Word is clearly understood no matter where you read it. But it’s not clearly understood without this knowledge of His glory (That we’ve been reconciled to the Father in Christ right now, not someday). That’s why I can never really find a stopping point and my posts are so loooong! I was getting tired of sitting there and asked the Lord if I could take a break, and for Him to let me hold onto the stream of glory revelation that was flowing through me so that I could finish it later. I knew if I waited too long, I would lose it. It would come back in another form, but I would lose that moment to bring Him glory.

As I was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich like a kid because I like them and it was quick, I realized that finishing this work now was of utmost importance. It’s like a wedding night when someone interrupts the couple at a crucial point haha! He gave me that revelation!

So I sat down in a different place at my laptop determined to finish, with renewed energy and purpose, because the Lord is the love of my life! Right at the point I was about to get serious again and type, the Holy Spirit declared to my heart, “You’re my peanut butter and jelly girl”. I laughed (and am still laughing) and answered immediately, “Well if I’m Your peanut butter and jelly girl, then Your glory is the peanut butter, and Your love is the jelly. The two become one and it’s the best sandwich in Father’s Glory Kitchen!”

That just happened… 🙂

Decree to Rebuild Jerusalem, Nisan 1

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2020 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.

The angel Gabriel continues with his revelation from God to the prophet Daniel.

Nehemiah 2:1a In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king…

This is the date of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. God’s clock starts on this date. Nehemiah is performing his duty as a cup bearer. Artaxerxes is drinking his wine…

In the month of Nisan… Dating the first part of the time stamp appears to be the easy part. Nisan is the first month on a Hebrew calendar. Nisan means “their flight”. Nehemiah 2:1 is the first time the month is called Nisan in the Bible. The month of Nisan is the beginning of the religious or spiritual year on a Hebrew calendar. The month of Nisan is synonymous with the constellation of the lamb in the Hebrew Mazzaroth.

Exodus 13:4 On this day in the month of Abib, you are about to go forth.

Moses referred to this month as Abib. Per Strong’s Concordance, Abib means: fresh, young barley ears; month of ear-forming, of greening of crop, of growing green; month of Exodus and Passover.

Exodus 12:1-2 Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you…”

This is when God proclaims His New Year. It is in the spring time when life emerges from winter.

Many commentators and scholars imply the date as the first of the month. Assuming the first of the month, Jews would have identified a new moon to signify the beginning of a new month. By definition, a new moon is proclaimed when the first little sliver emerges from a darkened moon. It is a tiny crescent that is noted briefly at sunset on the western horizon. The month begins at the sighting of the new moon. Jews have utilized the procedure every month for thousands of years. It is called Rosh Chodesh which means “head of the month”.

Thanks to math of Johannes Kepler and his laws of planetary motion and physics, we are able to calculate the movement of heavenly bodies. Kepler’s math allows us to map the exact location of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in time and space. The heavens are a finely tuned clock which can be run forward and backward. As a result, the dates can be confirmed.

Calculations start from Nisan 1. The ultimate question is the year.

Economic Update, December 2020, Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…

1 Chronicles 12:32a And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do.

What a year! Tremendous volatility has been observed in the Equity market. Interest rates have been stable, but may have bottomed. Demographic trends still favor Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

What is the status of the United States economy? How will a potential lock down affect markets? Michael looks for interest rates to start going up. So, listen to Michael Douville as he breaks down the markets and discusses the economy.

For more Information, to “Brainstorm”, or be involved: Michael@michaeldouville.com

https://michaeldouville.com/

One of the hallmarks of the beginning of the tribulation is hyperinflation as noted in Revelation 6. Michael Douville is our go to expert on all things economic. Douville is connected with the brightest economic minds in the industry.

Revelation 6:5-6 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

Eliminate the Negative… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Paul Beverly with tags , , , on December 1, 2020 by paulthepoke

Do not focus on the negative in your life. Don’t let your struggles keep you in bondage. Make your struggles turn you into a better & stronger person. Focus on all the good you have, on all the good that’s to come. Keep your thoughts free from negative thinking.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Have a positive week my friends!!!

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Assassinated, November 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , on November 29, 2020 by paulthepoke

November 27, 2020: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear physicist has been killed. There are multiple, inconclusive reports as to how Fakhrizadeh met his demise. The car was destroyed by explosives and was riddled with gun fire. The incident occurred east of Tehran.

The Daily Mail claims to have intelligence indicating as many as 62 people involved in the plot including 12 assassins.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8997575/Assassination-Irans-nuclear-scientist-involved-62-people-including-12-gunmen.html

“He wanted to get martyred and his wish came true,” Fakhrizadeh’s widow.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Fakhrizadeh as… “the country’s prominent and distinguished nuclear and defensive scientist.”

Khamenei stated Iran’s first priority is the “definitive punishment of the perpetrators and those who ordered it.”

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is blaming Israel for the assassination.

“We will respond to the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh in a proper time. The Iranian nation is smarter than falling into the trap of the Zionists. They are thinking to create chaos.” -Iranian President Rouhani

Iran maintains their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

The following groups have declined comment at this time: Israel’s government, Israeli intelligence Mossad, President Trump, CIA, and EU Officials.

Of note, the United States has moved the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and strike support back into the region after the assassination.

The United Nations is calling for restraint as tension increases across the Middle East.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-israel-iran-iran-nuclear-477289d268ea95c0928e5a2e4acc2418

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8997575/Assassination-Irans-nuclear-scientist-involved-62-people-including-12-gunmen.html

Stay tuned…

Nehemiah, Resume

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2020 by paulthepoke

Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel…

Nehemiah means “Yah comforts”.

Of note, the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book. They were divided into two books by Jerome the Latin translator (Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook).

Nehemiah is one of three men who would lead the Israelites back to Jerusalem. The process would take close to 100 years to complete the return from exile to Jerusalem.

First, Zerubbabel lead a group of about 50,000 back to rebuild the Temple. Ezra followed about 80 years later and re-started the Temple worship service. Roughly 13 years later, Nehemiah made the request of King Artaxerxes to return and rebuild the city of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 11:1b Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Nehemiah was a cupbearer or a mashqeh in the Hebrew. The word is also translated as butler. This is the position of one who serves the king wine. He would be a highly trusted individual and he would be paid well. A cupbearer was also be a high ranking official in the kingdom. This was a position of influence.

A cupbearer would also be the taste tester for the king. Historically, some of these folks were poisoned instead of the king. At times, a king would have requested the cupbearer drink and swallow wine before him. https://biblehub.com/topical/c/cupbearer.htm

Nehemiah served as a governor of Judah for King Artaxerxes for 12 years.

Nehemiah 5:14 Moreover, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year to the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes the king, twelve years, neither I nor my brothers ate the food allowance of the governor.

Nehemiah was appointed governor of Judah a second time. The length of this term is unknown.

Nehemiah 13:6-7a While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king and came to Jerusalem…

It is clear from reading the remainder of Nehemiah 13, Nehemiah is in a position of authority and made multiple declarations and decrees. He returned vessels to the Temple. Nehemiah reinstituted the tithe on the people for the Levites. Elements of the sacrificial were re-started. Treasurers were appointed for the store houses. The Sabbath was enforced.

Socially, Nehemiah called on Jews to not intermarry and swear an oath of allegiance to God. Arguably, he was for one common language of the people.

In summary, this is what Nehemiah completed as governor of Judah.

Nehemiah 13:30-31 Thus I cleansed them from everything foreign, and I established the duties of the priests and Levites, each in his work; and I provided for the wood offering at appointed times, and for the firstfruits.

Remember me, O my God, for good.

When The Wicked Goes Unpunished! Joshua of Ghana

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Joshua Ghana with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2020 by paulthepoke

TEXT: Luke 11:29-36

Key Verse: “Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them” (Job 24:12).

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There are many things about God and His dealings that we seem not to understand. One of such is the spate of wickedness and atrocities being perpetrated by wicked people and judgment does not seem to quickly catch up with them. Evils and crimes are committed in many places with impunity. The rights and privileges of the less privileged are forcefully trodden with no one to speak for them. And God seems to be silent!

Many people wonder why God delays judgment on the wicked. They want Him to unleash His wrath as they observe all the wickedness going on in the world. This was the same question Job raised in our passage as he tried to show his friends that God was not punishing him for his sins as they thought. He pointed their attention to all the wickedness going on daily around them which they were quite aware of and yet God seems to be silent about them. If God were punishing him for his sins, why then were all the wicked and terrible people around him in the society walking about free and judgment is not coming upon them, he queried.

Many people have been tempted to think that God is not fair. In fact, there are people who have concluded that it is either God does not exist or that He has abandoned the world to self-destruction. But the truth is, God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. He has a set time for everything and a day of judgment for every wicked person.

Our attitude then is to have faith in His righteousness and justice. We cannot have a sense of justice more than the almighty God. Let us leave the judgment of the wicked in His Hands and strive to maintain an upright and just life. He will certainly judge the wicked and reward the upright with good.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s sense of justice will not overlook wickedness.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 2020 Style

Posted in #PaulthePoke with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2020 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

COVID 19 and the year 2020 are included in all circumstances. So Give Thanks!!!

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. This will be a Thanksgiving unlike any other.

For the record, I am a medical professional of 27 years. I have treated COVID-19 patients. I utilize CDC precautions every day providing care to fellow citizens.

Politicians and medical professionals are calling on citizens to use precautions during this holiday and every day.

Some politicians are even willing to arrest and fine citizens who disobey their edicts! They want the police to drive through neighborhoods and ticket families and groups of people who do not comply.

Eat outside, no more than 4 people, no singing, no more than 2 hours, social distance, wear a mask, and on and on and on…

However, the state of California is going to allow people to go to the bathroom during Thanksgiving with conditions.

“Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings must be held outside. Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized.” California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

This is a permission slip to hold Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is called the U.S. Constitution.

Below is a link to the U.S. Constitution. Encourage children to read it. Lord knows they are not being taught this in their education.

https://www.heritage.org/constitution

I would also encourage everyone to read the Bill of Rights. Pay special attention to the First Amendment.

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Click on the link below for the Bill of Rights

https://www.archives.gov/files/legislative/resources/education/bill-of-rights/images/handout-3.pdf

Photo by Anna Tukhfatullina Food Photographer/Stylist on Pexels.com

Respect the thoughts and opinions of others. This Thanksgiving is an opportunity for balance and common sense to prevail. It does not have to be one way or the other, polar extremes.

We are still a free country. And with freedom comes responsibility. Freedom does not mean we are free from the consequences of our choices.

Ephesians 5:20 …giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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