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Locust Swarms Gathering and Growing, April 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2020 by paulthepoke

2 Chronicles 6:28 If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemies besiege them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is…

Granted, this is Solomon’s dedication prayer in Jerusalem. The context is Israel. But, it sure sounds like today’s world in the 21st century.

As a result of COVID 19 coronavirus, countries in East Africa are running short of pesticides to combat locusts and grasshoppers. Deliveries are being affected due to the spread of the coronavirus. Borders are being closed. Distribution and supply chains are being affected.

Cyril Ferrand is leading the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Ferrand had the following comments regarding the locust swarms.

“If we fail in the current (regional) control operations, because of lack of pesticides, then we could see 4 million more people struggle to feed their families.”

“They are very active, very voracious, and very mobile.”

“…If we don’t have pesticides, our planes cannot fly and people cannot spray and if we are not able to control these swarms, we will have big damage to crops.”

https://news.trust.org/item/20200403095550-qjd7g

photo: Times of Israel

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God is absolutely sovereign and He is absolutely in control.

This is God’s creation. Look at the interconnectedness world events. One event affects another and there is a chain reaction. It is not hard to come to the conclusion that famine is next. Then people will fight over food. The end result, more death.

These awful events happen for one reason and one reason only… Sin

Genesis 2:17 “…but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Humanity has brought all of this upon itself. We have continued our slide to the point that we are the spoiled little brat who refuses to take responsibility for our actions.

But, there is hope. God the Father has given humanity an out.

Romans 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Wuhan Coronavirus Spreading Across Asia, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence with tags , , , on March 19, 2020 by paulthepoke

We are effectively two months removed from COVID 19 being announced to the world stage. On January 22, 2020, China quarantined Wuhan, a city of 11 million people when 540 people were infected.

Two months later, do we believe Chinese data? Two months from now, will we believe Chinese data? Do you think the Italians and Spaniards believe the Chinese data?

Let’s revisit how we were introduced to COVID 19 back in January 2020.

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Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences.-Jesus

January 22, 2020: The Chinese government has quarantined the entire city of Wuhan, China. Wuhan is a city of 11,000,000 people located about 400 miles west of Shanghai. According to Chinese health officials, 540 people have become infected and 17 have died.

This does make one wonder. Why quarantine an entire city of 11 million if only 540 have been infected? The military and law enforcement logistics required to block off a city of this size is a significant civil undertaking. This would be the equivalent of closing off New York City. What are Chinese officials not telling the rest of the world?

The chart below provides content from earlier in the day of Wednesday, 1/22/2020.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/

Coronavirus is an airborne virus spread in a similar way to colds and the flu. The virus attacks the respiratory system causing lung…

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COVID 19 Rocks Markets… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Pestilence, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

March 16, 2020: The stock markets were down 12-14%. President Trump expressed concern the COVID 19 response may take until August 2020. Markets did not respond favorably. This was the largest point less ever on the Dow Jones Industrial.

President Trump issued “15 Days to Slow the Spread”.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/15-days-slow-spread/

Here are the latest headlines with COVID 19

  • Crowds larger than 10 are not recommended with social distancing.
  • Schools across the United States are closing.
  • Social gatherings at theaters, restaurants, and bars are closing.
  • Oil drops below $30 per barrel.
  • San Francisco Bay Area orders residents to “shelter in place”.
  • 162 countries affected
  • Global cases at 183,000+
  • Deaths at 7,164
  • Italy cases at 27,980
  • Italy deaths at 2,158 (7.7% morbidity rate)
  • United States cases at 4,667
  • U.S. deaths at 87

San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Michael Douville has weighed in and expressed his thoughts. As always, Michael provides a common sense approach with practical advice.

One of the advantages of getting older are the episodes of Life we have been through. We have seen this before. It will be scary, it will give sleepless nights, but we are all going to come through this and be Fine! There will be stock rallies to help raise cash and there will be opportunities to buy other Investments.

We are all going to be FINE!! This will be Scary! There will be TURMOIL! This should lead to the Explosive Phase of the Real Estate Market. Remember, Real Estate is a separate asset class.

Check out Michael’s comments on the impact of the Coronavirus COVID 19.

www.michaeldouville.com

For COVID 19 Statistical data, click on the links below.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#

Free Money!!! March 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

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!”

Jesus has opened the scroll and initiated judgment with a series of seals, trumpets, and bowls. With the opening of the third seal, John speaks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage for food. About 2,000 years ago, a denarius was a day’s wage for labor. We are living in and witnessing historical times and events. However, we are not witnessing the third seal of Revelation.

photo: Business Insider

In an unprecedented move, the United States Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to ZERO! A new round of quantitative easing will be initiated worth $700 billion in treasuries and mortgage backed securities.

Emergency lending for banks has been reduced to .25%. Repayment has been extended to 90 days.

Requirement ratios for banks has been reduced to ZERO.

Here is the statement from the Federal Reserve.

“The coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States.”

“…is prepared to use its full range of tools to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 169,000+ infected globally
  • 6,500+ deaths
  • Spain is on lock down.
  • France is on lock down.
  • Germany is reported to close its borders on Monday.
  • Nike and Apple have essentially closed all stores globally.
  • United States has 3,600+ cases
  • States are closing public schools.
  • Hoboken, NJ has issued a 10:00 p.m. curfew.
  • Universities are moving to on line instruction and closing campi.
  • College and professional sporting competition has been suspended.

Many critics state there is much hyperbole and over reaction with the media reporting and government response to the coronavirus COVID 19. I would encourage those critics to look at Italy. Cases are now over 24,000 and the death toll is increasing. Physicians are now making decisions on who gets care and who does not. Hospitals and health care providers cannot meet demands. The number of cases has doubled in the last four days.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/who-gets-hospital-bed/607807

https://www.propublica.org/article/this-coronavirus-is-unlike-anything-in-our-lifetime-and-we-have-to-stop-comparing-it-to-the-flu

We do not want videos of overwhelmed hospitals and health care workers making decisions in the parking lot on who gets care and who does not.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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Revelation 6:7-8 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

One quarter of the earth will be affected by death with the fourth seal! 1/4 of 7.8 billion is 1.95 billion!

Please understand. What we are watching and living is a human tragedy. I do not want to minimize this. But, this is nothing of the scope and scale of what is to come. We are not in the Revelation seals. There is time now.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Corona Virus/COVID 19 Update, March 8, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2020 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 13:46 He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp. 

March 8, 2020: This is what the world is doing on a global scale. People infected with COVID 19, the corona virus, or Wuhan virus, take your pick, are being quarantined and isolated.

Italy COVID

Italy made a major move to stop the progression of the disease. The northern part of the country has been blocked off from the rest of the country. 17 million people have been effectively quarantined. The Italian government states people must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”

The decree is in effect until April 3, 2020. To date, 85% of the cases are reported in northern Italy.

Even the Vatican has its first case.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-plans-large-scale-lockdown-in-countrys-north-to-fight-coronavirus-11583613874

The largest number of cases outside of China are located in Italy, Iran, and South Korea. Roughly 21,000 people are infected in these three countries.

Cities and municipalities in the United States appear to be ill prepared and behind the curve to manage the corona virus. The ability to assess and diagnose patients infected is poor. Diagnostic kits are limited. To date, about 1,600 people have been tested.

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, 2.1 million testing kits will be distributed to commercial labs which equates to 850,000 people being assessed. This is per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC mandates two swabs per patient.

Dr Anthony Fauci is the head of the infectious diseases unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He states there will be 4 million test kits available by the end of the week.

Click on the link below for Dr. Fauci’s comments on the Meet the Press Sunday morning.

 

Current statistics from the United States:

  • 516 infected
  • 21 deaths
  • 33 states and DC reporting cases

Look for numbers to spike in the United States moving forward. Testing kits are beginning to be manufactured and distributed.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/486452-cdc-has-tested-1583-people-for-coronavirus

Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

Bethlehem: 19 people have tested positive in the birth place of Jesus. Infected patients have been transferred to Jericho. Israel Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has closed down the city until further notice. Only the transport of goods will be allowed in and out of Bethlehem. The closure was coordinated with the Palestinian Authority.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-bethlehem-becomes-a-ghost-town-after-coronavirus-closure-1.8635434

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Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 110,000+ infected world wide
  • 3,800+ deaths reported
  • 108 countries impacted
  • Fatality rate is being adjust upwards to at least 3% infected

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html

Wuhan Virus Update, March 3, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Persia/Elam/Iran, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me. -The Lord God, Yahweh

March 3, 2020: The global count of infected persons has reached over 90,000 and continues to climb. Over 3,100 have died. Cases are exploding across South Korea, Iran, and Italy. 58 countries and counting have been impacted by the pestilence. The total in the United States has now reached 90 infected.

Iran: The government and its officials of the Islamic Republic are taking a serious hit with the coronavirus. A couple of members have died and countless others have become infected. Allegedly, over 1,500 people are infected in the country.

Those numbers are in question based on the behavior being exhibited in the religious city of Qom. Travel has not been restricted to the religious sites in the city. We have this bold example of commitment on display from the Shia branch of the Religion of Peace. And we wonder why the disease is spreading like gang busters throughout the country.

Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

South Korea: The latest numbers out of Seoul report over 4,800 infected. The center of attention is the leader of a religious cult. The man in the eye of the storm is Lee Man-hee, the leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. Mr. Lee seems to think he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. He states he is “the promised pastor” and he is taking 144,000 people to heaven with him. Lee believes he is the fulfillment of Revelation. Unfortunately, Mr. Lee has recently been diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) continues with the idea the Coronavirus is not a pandemic at this time. Today we were lectured by the leader of the WHO, Dr. Tedros, on terms, labels, and political correctness in regards to the virus. For those of you who would like to use the proper terminology as to not offend any one, please go to the Twitter stream below https://twitter.com/WHO.

The economic impact of the virus continues to grow. Michael Douville provides his latest thoughts on the Wuhan Virus. Supply chains are being impacted on a global scale. Michael discusses the business cycle and how the role of the virus is interacting with the business cycle. Dr. Charles Nenner has also provided his latest charts with impact on the housing industry as well. Nenner is calling for a double dip correction in the housing market. Both Douville and Dr. Nenner are calling for interest rates to continue to fall. Make your plans now. Get your house in order. Things are going to slow down.

 

Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

We are definitely living in a time of people running to and fro. Humanity is able to quickly travel from continent to continent. We are watching firsthand how infection can rapidly spread around the globe.

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#

Wuhan Virus Update, February 24, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

February 24, 2020: The Wuhan Virus has left main land China and is spreading internationally. The number of infected has seen a significant jump in South Korea, Italy, and Iran. Here is an overview from global headlines around the world from the internet.

wuhan iran

South Korea: The number of cases is now approaching 900 with 8 deaths. The government has placed the city of Daegu and its 2.5 million people on lock down. Samsung has closed operations in Gumi at a phone manufacturing facility where an employee has been infected.

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Italy: The concern is the virus will spread into Europe. Austria has blocked traffic coming from Italy at the border. 11 towns east of Milan in northern Italy have quarantined. The towns have roughly 50,000 residents. Across the country, Italians are emptying grocery stores for supplies. Food shortages are being reported in northern Italy. Schools and museums have been closed. Airport screenings are now taking place. Milan Fashion Week has been severely impacted. As of the post, Italy reports 231 infected with 7 deaths.

https://www.rt.com/news/481542-milan-zombie-apocalypse-coronavirus/

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Iran: There appears to be some conflicting information coming out of Shia leadership in Tehran. For the record, Iran is reporting 61 cases with 12 deaths. However, an Iranian legislator is stating there are 50 deaths in Qom. Of note, Qom is the home of Shia religious sites and Qom is also home to a nuclear facility.

Other foreign countries are not taking any chances. Turkey, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Iraq have closed their borders with Iran.

Complicating the situation, the Corona Virus is making its way into the Middle East.

The World Health Organization (WHO) remains stead fast in not calling the current situation a pandemic.

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The stock markets around the globe are starting to react to the financial impact of the Wuhan Virus. The Dow Jones Industrial was down over 1,000 points at times today. Interest rates reached all time lows in the United States. 10 year Treasury notes closed at 1.396%. 30 year Treasury notes closed at 1.857%. Oil has fallen to $50 per barrel. Global supply chains are being impacted due to a lack of economic activity. Economic activity is zero in parts of the far east.

Check out PaulthePoke’s financial planning and economic expert Michael Douville and his comments on the impact of the Wuhan Virus. Click on the link below.

 

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 80,000+ infected world wide
  • 2,699 deaths reported
  • 37 countries impacted
  • Fatality rate of 1-2% infected

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#

 

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