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Trend Update: Turkey Takes Kurds in Afrin & Putin is Re Elected, March 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 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.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

For information linking modern day Turkey to ancient Meshech, Tubal, Beth-Togarmah, and Gomer, see the link below.

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has never liked the idea of the Kurdish people. He considers them to be terrorists. He vows to take out the “terrorist corridor” along Turkey’s southern border.

See video link below for geography and analysis.

With Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey crossed the Syrian border and drove a wedge in the area occupied by the Kurds. The plan to remove the Kurds from the region west of the Euphrates River began in earnest in the summer of 2017.

Operation Olive Branch was launched in February 2018. In a little over one month, the Turks now control northwest Syria and the Kurdish stronghold area of Afrin. Remember, this is happening in the country of Syria.

“The symbols of peace and security now wave in Afrin’s city center, not the rags of the terrorist organization. Most of the terrorists tucked their tails between their legs and fled. Our special units and members of the Free Syrian Army are cleaning up the remains of the sword and the traps they left behind.”

“We will now add the full stop, God willing … We will now continue to Manbij, Ain el-Arab, Tal Abyad Ras al-Ain and Qamishli until the terrorist corridor is gone.” -Turkish President Recep Erdogan

Recep Erdogan has every intention of going all the way east into Iraq.


Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog…”

The Bible and historians are consistent. Magog is modern day Russia. For content linking ancient Magog to modern day Russia, clink the link below.

Vladimir Putin was recently reelected to serve again as Russian president. Putin garnered 76% of the vote. His closest rival Alexei Navalny was barred from participating due to alleged embezzlement charges. Also, it should be noted that alleged voter irregularities will be fully investigated.

“The percentage that we have just seen speaks for itself. It’s a mandate which Putin needs for future decisions, and he has a lot of them to make,” Putin Spokesman.

Russia continues to pour military resources into Syria. Sputnik News out of Russia is quoting Twitter. Here is the quote from the article.

Known as one of the most effective jammers in the world, the Russian helicopter-based radio electronic warfare system Rychag-AV is capable of protecting the entire vehicle by “blinding” all enemy warplanes and missiles within several hundred kilometers.


With Erdogan’s reelection in April of 2017, he potentially can remain in power in Turkey until 2029. Putin’s recent election win allows him a second six-year term to remain in power in Russia until 2024. Putin and Erdogan both have political capital with their recent election wins. They are and will continue to spend their capital.

And the military build continues towards Israel. Fulfilled prophecy awaits.

Ezekiel 39:6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD.


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Preview: God’s Spring Appointed Holidays 2018

Posted in Prophecy, Resurrection, Spring Feasts, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2018 by paulthepoke

There are seven God appointed holidays communicated through the Old Testament Law. The first three spring holidays were fulfilled on the appointed holiday by Jesus Himself. The names of the feasts are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits.


In the Gregorian calendar year of 2018, the holidays occur as follows. Passover essentially begins at sunset on Friday, March 30 on a western calendar. The first day of Unleavened Bread is the next day at sunset on Saturday, March 31. Lastly, the feast of First Fruits starts at sunset on Sunday, April 1. Please note, there is not consensus on these dates within various studies of Judaism and Jewish Messianic believers in Yeshua or Jesus Christ. When in doubt, search for the new moon and full moon. Humanity struggles to keep time as God has directed.


The first of God’s holidays is Passover or Pesach in the Hebrew. The holiday begins on the 14th day of the Hebrew month Nisan (March or April on a Gregorian calendar). There is a play on words in the original Hebrew. A “pesach” is an unblemished lamb which was required for the sacrifice. After the “pesach” was sacrificed, the blood was to be smeared on the wooden posts of the house. When God saw the blood on the door posts, He passed over or “pasach” and the house was spared judgment.

The original directions for the Passover were given to Moses and Aaron in Egypt. The statute and happenings are noted in Exodus 12. God defines the purpose of the holiday to Israel. Exodus 12:26-27a “And when your children say to you, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the LORD who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes.’”

The second of God’s holidays is Unleavened Bread or Chag haMatazt in the Hebrew. The holiday begins on the 15th of Nisan and runs for seven days.

The directions of Unleavened Bread are noted in Exodus 12:15-20. The focus of the week is to live a life without leaven, the symbol for sin. Leaven is not to be in the house. Leaven products are not to be consumed. Bread without yeast, matzah, is to be eaten.

The third of God’s holidays is First Fruits or Reshit Katzir in the Hebrew. The one day holiday begins on the day after the Sabbath or Sunday on our calendar.

The directions for First Fruits are noted in Leviticus 23:9-14. The priest is to make a barley offering of the first portion of the harvest to the Lord. The priest intervenes of behalf of the people. The reality of the holiday for the people of Israel is this. The people bring their grain sheaf to the priest. They are to sacrifice a lamb without blemish. The offering is also to be presented with bread and wine.


Trend Update: Temple Coin with Trump Likeness in High Demand, March 2018

Posted in Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , on March 8, 2018 by paulthepoke

The Sanhedrin is putting their money where their mouth is. Along with the Mikdash Educational Center, the two groups have minted 1,000 coins with the likeness of King Cyrus and Donald Trump. The coins represent the half shekel Temple tax as noted in Exodus 30.

Exodus 30:13-16 This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the Lord. Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the Lord to make atonement for yourselves. You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”

People from all over the world are making contributions to get the coin. Demand has exceeded expectations. Mordechai Persoff of the Mikdash Educational Center has made the following statement.

“It is clear that interest in the Temple is much stronger and much more universal than previously thought. This goes beyond political boundaries.”

Coins are being sent to the following countries: Hong Kong, Ireland, Poland, China, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and Belgium. The majority of the orders are from the United States.

Sanhedrin Spokesman Hillel Weiss believes there is global support for construction of the third Temple because of the coin demand. He also made the following incredible comments.

“This is enormously popular among America’s friends and very unpopular among the people who hate America.”

“Obama hated Israel and Jerusalem, and as a result, America’s enemies became stronger while he was president, many acquiring or developing nuclear weapons. It is important to realize that the most powerful and enduring hope America has is to side with Hashem (God). The only hope for this is to support Jews taking their place as a Nation of Priests and a Light unto the Nations.” -Hillel Weiss, Sanhedrin Spokesman

The Sanhedrin and Mikdash Educational Center are considering printing more coins with the current design.

Passover is about three weeks away. These two groups will be performing the Passover Sacrifice. The Lamb will be sacrificed and burned according to the Mosaic Law. Priests will be dressed accordingly in the appropriate garments. Silver utensils will be utilized. Eventually, all of these items are intended to be used in the newly built third Temple for service and worship.




Trend Update: Israeli Leaders Talk Temple with President Trump, March 2018

Posted in Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 44:28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He (Cyrus) is My shepherd! And he (Cyrus) will perform all My desire.’ And he (Cyrus) declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation  will be laid.’” –God

Isaiah 45:1-4 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him (Cyrus) and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him (Cyrus) that gates may not be closed:

“I will go before you (Cyrus) and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you (Cyrus) the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you (Cyrus) may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you (Cyrus) by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you (Cyrus) by your name, I name you (Cyrus), though you (Cyrus) do not know me.”

March 2018: Make no mistake. Israel political leaders and Jewish religious leaders are equating President Donald Trump with the ancient King Cyrus of Persia.

This is a quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 5, 2018 at the White House.

“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great Persian King. Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in Jerusalem.”

“And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people through the ages.” -Benjamin Netanyahu


The Sanhedrin pressured President Elect Trump before he took office. They called on Trump to push for the construction of the third Temple. And the Sanhedrin is not backing down. Spokesman Rabbi Hillel Weiss made the following comments.

“There is no question that the comparison between Cyrus and Trump, two non-Jewish leaders, is apt. But it is important to learn the lesson history teaches us from Cyrus and Balfour.”

“Cyrus and Balfour both earned our gratitude, as has President Trump, but the source of all blessings is the Temple Mount. If he does not continue and support the Jewish return to the Temple Mount, he will encounter the same difficulties as those who came before him.” -Rabbi Hillel Weiss, Sanhedrin Spokesman


There is no doubt about it. The Israelis are leveraging political pressure on President Trump to facilitate the building of the third Temple. The Temple will likely be on the table as a bargaining chip when the time comes to negotiate “peace” with the Palestinians and Arabs.


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Trend Update: Putin Touts Next Generation Nuclear Missiles, March 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2018 by paulthepoke

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.

The context of the verse… God is talking to Gog of Magog. Gog is the leader of what many scholars and historians believe to be modern day Russia. The verses state Magog has abundant, impressive military equipment. See the link below linking Magog to modern day Russia for detailed analysis.

March 2018: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has announced to the world advances in nuclear weaponry. This was a campaign speech for the president. The election is less than 3 weeks away.

Putin claims the new missiles will not be detected by American technology. Putin showed off the missile capability in a video that appeared to be a nuclear attack on Florida. These are “invincible” cruise missiles. The cruise missile was described as a “low-flying, difficult-to-spot cruise missile, with a practically unlimited range and an unpredictable flight path, which can bypass lines of interception and is invincible in the face of all existing and future systems of both missile defense and air defense” by President Putin.

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In a comment directed to the United States and Europe, Putin stated, “They need to take account of a new reality and understand … [this]… is not a bluff.”


Military resources from Russia continue to pour into Syria. Vladimir Shamanov is the head of the Russian Duma’s defense committee. Shamanov is a former commander of Russia’s airborne troops. Shamanov recently made to following statement.

“As we helped the brotherly Syrian people, we tested over 200 new types of weapons. Today our military-industrial complex made our army look in a way we can be proud of.”

And so the military build continues. History and fulfilled prophecy await…


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Revelation: Laodicea, Choose Heavenly Garments

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2018 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:18b …and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen…

Jesus is recommending “white garments”. This is a priestly garment. The term for garment in the Greek is ἱμάτιον/himation. The garment is a long flowing outer tunic, cloak, or robe (Strong’s Concordance). The color white is indicative of purity.

Heavenly, priestly garments are made of linen. Exodus 28 gives instructions for the priestly garments. The clothing for the priest is to be made of linen. Exodus 28:5 They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen. The concept is stated seven more times in Exodus 28. Priestly garments are of linen (Exodus 28:6, 8, 15, 39, 39, 42).

Laodicea was a prominent textile producer. It was world famous for its black wool. (Holman Bible Dictionary).

The culture had infiltrated the church with worldly materialism.

The church in Laodicea and locals were proud of their earthly, wool clothing. As opposed to the white garments Christ was offering, Laodicea loved their black clothing.


…you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen…

The locals needed clothes because they were naked. This church thinks they have the finest of clothes. They are hip and trendy.

Job 26:6 Naked is Sheol before Him, and Abaddon has no covering. 

The meaning of Abaddon is “destruction”. Sin and destruction are both naked. Sin is naked before God. In the final analysis, there is no covering of sin apart from the cross work of Christ. God has always made provision for the sin of humanity. Apart from God, sin will be exposed, bare, and raw. Sin’s path leads to destruction.

Proverbs 15:11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, how much more the hearts of men!

Like Adam and Eve in the garden, the church at Laodicea had an earthly solution for their covering. The Lord has a Heavenly solution with priestly linen. Christ has done the work.

Jesus says they need to cover themselves.  Sin is embarrassing.


Trend Update: Blood Red Bardawni River, Lebanon, February 2018

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on February 25, 2018 by paulthepoke

Revelation 16:4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

Relax…just some red dye that was dumped into the Bardawni River near Zahle, Lebanon.

Local authorities will, “take the maximum action against anyone who appears in the investigation, causing this pollution or contributing to it.”

This is Lebanon’s first report of a blood red body of water. Let’s welcome them to the growing list of nations…

This is one body of water in Lebanon. At some point in the future, the scope and scale will be planet earth.


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