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Purim 5782/2022: Spirit of Haman, Alive & Well

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Purim with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2022 by paulthepoke

Esther 9:20-22 Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually, because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

This is the decree for the celebration of the holiday Purim. The celebration is to take place in the Hebrew month of Adar on the 14th and 15th day. In the Gregorian year of 2022, that starts on sundown Wednesday, March 16th and ends the next day on Thursday, March 17th. Scripture tells us the holiday is to be celebrated annually.

The setting of the story is in the book of Esther. The author of the book is unknown. Celebration of Purim is not part of the Mosaic Law. The events of the story took place from 483-473 BC. God’s name is never mentioned in the book. The location is Susa of the Persian Empire. This is modern day Iran.

https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/product/Ways-of-the-World-with-Sources-Volume-1/p/1319109756

Esther 3:1-2 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage.

Haman was the prime minister for King Ahasuerus. He answered to only the king. Haman was a very powerful political figure and officer. He was the right hand man to the king. Haman clearly lorded his clout over others as he demanded others bow down and pay homage to him at the gate. This action was mandated by Ahasuerus. Haman was on a serious power trip.

Haman was a source of evil. His name means tumult or noise. Haman came by his attitude honestly. His father was Hammedatha, which is translated as “The Medatha” or “The Double” (A Dictionary of the Bible: Aaron Juttah). At any rate, Haman’s father was important enough to have a definitive article as part of his identity… like father, like son.

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Esther 3:9 “If it please the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king’s business, that they may put it into the king’s treasuries.” -Haman

Not only was Haman a power hungry, blood thirsty leader, he was exceptionally wealthy. His anger and resentment towards Mordecai and the Jews were so intense, he was willing to part with 10,000 talents of silver. Despite being second in command of the Persian Empire, he would pay blood money to make this happen. Haman was dedicated to killing off a race of people for being disrespected as he saw it.

Measurements from https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-a-talent-700699

10,000 talents of silver… 1 talent is equal to roughly 75 pounds.

10,000 X 75 = 750,000 pounds of silver!

At today’s silver prices, 1 ounce = $25

1 pound = 16 ounces X $25 = $400/pound of silver.

750,000 pounds X $400/pound = $300,000,000

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This level of hate still emanates from what is modern day Iran. Modern day Iranian leaders, like Haman, are looking to wipe Israel from the map and eradicate its people. Haman was willing to pay to eliminate the Jewish people. Unlike the past, the world is giving Iran resources to achieve their goal.

March 12, 2022: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired ballistic missiles into Erbil, Iraq against the “strategic center of the Zionist regime’s conspiracies and wickedness”.

“If the Zionists want to respond to the attack on the Mossad headquarters in Erbil, it will face a harsh response”. -IRGC

Iranian intelligence reports they have broken up “spy (Mossad) network that recruited hooligans to do sabotage operations inside Iran”.

“By God! Israel Will Not See Next 25Years!” -Ayatollah Khamenei

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Despite current attitudes, the Biden Administration continues to give Iran concessions in negotiations in Vienna with regard to the Nuclear Agreement. Iran is sure to gain economic freedoms which will likely result in billions of dollars in revenue and gifts.

Here is what Iran does with their resources.

US Consulate in Erbil, Iraq Hit by Iranian Ballistic Missiles

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on March 12, 2022 by paulthepoke

Developing…

Multiple news sites are confirming. Video has emerged of ballistic missiles hitting the US Consulate in Erbil, Iraq. The Fateh-110 missiles are believed to be launched from the East Azerbaijan Province in Iran.

The Fateh-110 is an Iranian short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant ballistic missile.

Mark 13:7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. -Jesus

Will this draw the United States into a world with many conflicts?

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

2,600 years ago, the Prophet Ezekiel said ancient Persia or modern day Iran would play a role in the end times scenario…

Tension Between Israel & Iran Rising

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2021 by paulthepoke

On July 29th, 2021, a suicide drone attacked an Israeli owned ship the Mercer Street. The attack occurred off of the coast of Oman. The oil tanker was empty. The ship was able to make it to safety with a United States Naval escort.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41767/fatal-attack-on-tanker-off-oman-blamed-on-suicide-drone-report

Photo: ORI World News IL/Twitter

Various reports indicate the Shahed 136 Drone is the vehicle utilized for the attack.

Israel, along with the United Kingdom and the United States, is convinced Iran is responsible for the attack on the Mercer Street vessel. Israeli Prime Minister Bennett’s comments are noted in the tweet below. His video comments are a little over one minute and worth every second. I don’t understand Hebrew, but I do understand tone and body language. Based on Bennett’s history of a no nonsense approach to the enemies of Israel, I suspect Prime Minister Bennett means business.

The government of the United Kingdom held a special Cobra Meeting per a report from Sky News. A Cobra Meeting is held in only “serious focus” of an issue.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab blamed Iran and stated the event as “deliberate, targeted” assault which constituted “a clear violation of international law”.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated Iran will “face up to the consequences”.

Johnson was also quoted, “This was clearly an unacceptable and outrageous attack on commercial shipping, a UK national died.”

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-and-us-blame-iran-for-oil-tanker-attack-which-killed-briton-12370157

https://news.sky.com/story/oil-tanker-attack-iranian-ambassador-summoned-to-foreign-office-after-drone-strike-on-mv-mercer-street-12370823

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has weighed in on the events. He is confident Iran is responsible for the attack.

“We are in very close contact, in coordination, with the United Kingdom, Israel, Romania and other countries. And there will be a collective response. We have seen a series of actions taken by Iran over many months, including against shipping, so I’m not sure that this particular action is anything new or augurs anything one way or another for the new government. But what it does say is that Iran continues to act with tremendous irresponsibility.” -US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/1627931759-us-blinken-vows-collective-response-to-iran-on-mercer-street-attack

As of Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Iran will be swearing in their new president Ebrahim Raisi. He is known as the Tehran Butcher. The name was earned as thousands of political prisoners died at the decisions of the “death committee” which he was the leader. Human rights organizations have charged Raisi with “war crimes against humanity.”

Raisi is a fundamental, conservative Shia hardliner. Previously, he was the chief justice of the Iranian judicial system.

Buckle up…

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

Breaking: Israeli Nuclear Facility at Dimona Targeted???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2021 by paulthepoke

April 21, 2021: Rocket sirens have been sounded in the Negev or the southern portion of Israel near the Dimona Nuclear Facility. Explosions have been seen and heard near the nuclear site.

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The Israeli military is claiming this is not an attack on their nuclear facility but a misfire. They claim the rocket from Syria was targeting an airplane in the northern part of the country in the Golan Heights.

IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman made the following comment.

“There was no intention of hitting the nuclear reactor in Dimona.”

The IDF was very clear regarding the specs of the missile. It was Russian-made SA-5 surface-to-air missile weighing several thousand kilograms with a 200-kilogram warhead.

As of this post, the IDF was still gathering intel on the matter.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-alert-sirens-sound-near-dimona-blasts-felt-in-central-israel-jerusalem/

Earlier, the day before, a significant explosion occurred at the Tomer military facility in central Israel. The factory is home to secret weapons, missile technologies, and jet propulsion studies.

Israel states this was the result of routine tests. Injuries and causalities were not reported.

A Tomer spokesperson indicated, “This was a controlled test with no exceptional circumstances.”

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/powerful-explosion-rocks-sensitive-israeli-defense-factory-during-test-1.9732074

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The back drop of the story is escalating military action and tension between Israel and Iran.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”

Israel & Iran Continue to Escalate, Israel’s Independence Day 5781/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2021 by paulthepoke

April 14, 2021: Today is Israel’s 73rd year of rebirth of being a state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the occasion with remarks regarding the handling of the Corona Virus. His statements included commentary of the previous year’s Abraham Accords with Arab neighbors in the “Circle of Peace”. For complete comments, see the video provided via Twitter.

Today also marked a missile attack on an Israeli commercial ship, the Hyperion Ray. The ship is reported to transport cars. Multiple news outlets around the world are reporting Iran likely carried out the attack. The incident occurred off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman. Injuries are not reported at the time of this post. Damage to the ship is reported to be light.

The attack comes on the heels of Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz being struck. Two days ago Iran’s nuclear site was struck by a cyber attack which resulted in an explosion. Thousands of centrifuges, which were reported to be at least 150 feet underground, were destroyed.

Israeli press referred to the event as an “accident”. Iranian press referred to the event as “terrorism”. Initially it was reported as an electrical “black out”.

This is the same facility in Natanz that was struck in July of 2020. This time a different part of the plant was affected.

The BBC has provided a comprehensive look at the attack, the scientific process of how centrifuges work, and the geo-political situation surrounding recent events. Click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56734657

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The same day the “accident” occurred in Natanz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Netanyahu stated he will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

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

At some point in the future, the prophet Ezekiel tells us Iran will join forces with Russia and look to invade Israel from the north. Russia and its allies will receive a Divine whipping. See Ezekiel 38-39 for the details.

Iranian assets have been exploding throughout the country and at sea for the last year.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/persiaelamiran/

In the mean time, the shadow war continues…

Russia, Turkey, and Iran Drawing Closer

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2021 by paulthepoke

March 2021: Leaders from Iran traveled to Turkey and met this past week. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu got together as “brothers”.

Iran’s Zarif commented, “As before, constructive engagement on bilateral and regional issues. Ultimate aim: Apply Iran and Turkey’s experience of 400 years of peace to our region. Together, anything is possible.”

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan was recently critical of United States President Joe Biden for calling Russia’s President Vladimir Putin a “killer”. Erdogan stated this type of language was “unacceptable” and “not becoming of a president”.

https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/diplomacy/bidens-killer-remarks-for-putin-unacceptable-erdogan

Putin replied to Biden, “It takes one to know one.” Then Putin promptly challenged Biden to a live, public debate. Click on the video from Sky News below as Vladimir wishes Joe “good health”.

This has also drawn the three countries closer together.

Of great interest, Turkey is predominantly a Sunni Muslim country. Turkey is now looking to separate itself from the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni). Iran is Shia Muslim country. Both of these countries are now working together despite their religious, doctrinal differences.

Their combined goal is to rid the region of United States influence. These three countries are working together in Syria to fight “terrorism”.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-russia-and-turkey-signal-growing-alliance-662601

Ezekiel 38:1-6 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. 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. Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes, many peoples are with you.

These ancient names comprise the modern day countries of Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

Magog: Russia

Meshech, Tubal, Beth-togarmah, Gomer: Turkey

Persia: Iran

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel stated Russia will be joined by several countries including Turkey and Iran with their future invasion of Israel from the north. The trio is together and their ties are getting stronger.

It is not going to work out well for them…

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

Iranian Oil Ships Targeted

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

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

The prophet Ezekiel says Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries will be Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

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March 2021: News outlets (including the Middle East Eye, Haaretz, and The Times of Israel) around the Middle East are quoting a Wall St. Journal article. The Wall St. Journal has quoted “US and regional officials.”

Reuters

At least 12 Iranian oil tankers or ships containing Iranian freight have been targeted by Israel. The Iranian ships are typically bound for Syria. This has been occurring since 2019. To date, none of the Iranian vessels have been sunk.

“Officials” suggested Israel is looking to stop the flow of money to fund terrorism. Financial resources “are funding extremism in the Middle East”.

Israel has blamed Iran for an attack on an Israeli cargo ship the MV Helios Ray.

Iran blames Israel for a series of mysterious explosions at nuclear facilities along with the execution of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Factions of Israeli representatives also blame Iran for a massive oil spill that washed a shore on the Mediterranean coast.

Israel has blasted Iranian supported Hezbollah targets in Lebanon and Syria.

The altercations have taken place in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Both Iran and Israel refused to comment on the recent history.

United States President Biden is looking to rejoin the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. And so the plot thickens.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-strikes-target-iranian-oil-bound-for-syria-11615492789

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-officials-say-israel-attacked-ships-carrying-iranian-oil-to-syria-report/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-iran-ships-targeted-carrying-oil-reports

Seven Iranian Ships on Fire, July 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Trend Update with tags , , , on July 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

July 15, 2020: Seven ships have caught fire in the port city of Bushehr, Iran. Local authorities state there have been no casualties.

And stuff continues to explode and burn in Iran…

Here is a recent time line of events in Iran courtesy of the BBC.

  • 26 June: Blast at a liquid fuel production facility for ballistic missiles in Khojir, close to Parchin, near Tehran; fire at power plant in Shiraz, causing a blackout
  • 30 June: Explosion at a medical clinic in Tehran, 19 people killed
  • 2 July: Blast and fire at Natanz nuclear site
  • 3 July: Large fire in Shiraz
  • 4 July: Explosion and fire in power plant in Ahwaz; chlorine gas leak at Karoun petrochemical plant in Mahshahr
  • 9 July: Gas tanks in western Tehran explode
  • 11 July: Gas cylinders explode inside the basement of an apartment building in Tehran
  • 12 July: A fire breaks out at a petrochemical facility in the southwestern Mahshahr area which was blamed on an oil leak
  • 13 July: A fire occurs at an industrial zone near Mashhad. Six gas storage tanks catch fire and one explodes.
photo: News Colony

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

The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

Explosions and Fires Continue in Iran, July 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy with tags , , on July 10, 2020 by paulthepoke

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

The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

Photo: Middle East Monitor

July 9, 2020: Another explosion has occurred in Iran. This time west of the capital in Tehran. Again, gas tanks were the cause. Electrical services were impacted in this part of the city.

The location is suspected to be related to missile technologies according to various outlets. That said, there is no official confirmation.

One day later, the Iranian government is denying these explosions happened.

Here is a recent time line of events in Iran courtesy of the BBC.

  • 26 June: Blast at a liquid fuel production facility for ballistic missiles in Khojir, close to Parchin, near Tehran; fire at power plant in Shiraz, causing a blackout
  • 30 June: Explosion at a medical clinic in Tehran, 19 people killed
  • 2 July: Blast and fire at Natanz nuclear site
  • 3 July: Large fire in Shiraz
  • 4 July: Explosion and fire in power plant in Ahwaz; chlorine gas leak at Karoun petrochemical plant in Mahshahr

Nobody has stepped forward to claim any responsibility…

“Accident” at Iranian Nuclear Facility, July 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy with tags , , on July 2, 2020 by paulthepoke

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

The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

July 2, 2020: An “incident” has occurred at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran. Natanz is located about 155 miles south of the Tehran. Allegedly, there was a fire and explosion at the centrifuge facility which is under 25 feet of concrete.

Google: Natanz, Iran

The facility is home to Iran’s primary uranium enrichment. Natanz is known as the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant.

“No nuclear material and no potential of pollution,” Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

Iranian officials have offered no explanation to the cause of the fire.

However, the Iranian government has offered the following comment.

“If there are signs of hostile countries crossing Iran’s red lines in any way, especially the Zionist regime (Israel) and the United States, Iran’s strategy to confront the new situation must be fundamentally reconsidered.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “I don’t address these issues.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-issues-warning-to-israel-us-after-mystery-fire-at-nuclear-enrichment-site/

This has been a rough week for Iran. Buildings are exploding around the country.

DNA India

June 30, 2020: A gas explosion took place at a medical facility in northern Tehran. 19 people are reported to have died. Leaking gas tanks are the reported cause.

A week earlier, a massive explosion was reported southeast of Tehran in Parchin. This explosion was also blamed on leaking gas tanks by the Iranian government.

https://twitter.com/BeholdIsrael/status

https://paulthepoke.com/2020/06/25/massive-explosion-outside-of-tehran-june-2020/

Curious how all of these explosions are related to nuclear weapons and missile facilities…

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