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Red Heifer Update: Colombia, September 2020/Tishri 5781

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Colombia, September 2020: So an ultra Orthodox Jewish student is living in Colombia… This young man was out minding his own business and spotted a red heifer candidate. He took a picture of the heifer and sent it to the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. Upon further review, the Temple Institute authorized purchase of said red heifer. Apparently, a significant portion of pesos was paid.

https://www.israel365news.com/158710/a-red-heifer-was-accidentally-discovered-in-colombia-watch

According to Jewish tradition, historically there have been 9 perfect red heifers. The 10th perfect red heifer is to coincide with the advent of the Messiah and the third Temple. These folks are committed and serious. Watch some of the video productions at http://www.templeinstitute.org

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=red+heifer

Let’s look at the qualifications of the red heifer per the Bible in Numbers 19:1-2.

Numbers 19:1-2 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.

The ashes from the sacrifice of the red heifer are necessary for purification prior to the building of the Temple.

Interpretation of verses provided by the Temple Institute. This is the criteria used for the identification of the red heifer.

…and take a heifer… Since the verse instructs us to take a heifer, we do not purchase a calf and wait for it to grow older while in our custody; “and take a heifer” means that the act of acquisition has to take place while the animal is a heifer. However, if a red calf is available, a price can be set with its owner, and the transaction can be concluded, but we do not take possession until it reaches the proper age as mandated by the Bible.

A heifer by definition is a female cow.

…an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect… This means that the presence of as few as two hairs of any other color will render it invalid. Even its hooves must be red. It must also be totally free from any physical blemish or defect, whether internal or external. A list of blemishes that would disqualify the animal for sacrifice are noted in Leviticus 22.

…on which a yoke has never been placed. The red heifer must have never been used to perform any physical labor. This would include riding, or even leaning on her. But if a yoke were placed upon her even once, even if she were not used to plow – this would be enough to render the heifer unfit for use.

Three to four years of age is an oral tradition that has been passed down through the generations.

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The innocent, shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross is the fulfillment of forgiveness and the release from sin.

Hebrews 9:22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

As the red heifer was and will be again sacrificed outside the city limits of Jerusalem, so was Jesus Christ. As the sacrifice of the red heifer is for the purification and consecration of the people of Israel, so was and is Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

Christ’s sacrifice is not only for the people of Israel, but for all the people of the world. He is the sacrifice for all sin for all time.

1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Failed Attempt to Blow Shofar on Temple Mount, Rosh Hashanah 5781

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Joel 2:1 Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; it is near…

The prophet Joel commands to blow the shofar on the Temple Mount. A young Jewish man took the call seriously. There was an attempt to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets.

The following is from Yehudah Glick’s Shalom Jerusalem Foundation.

On Shabbat, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah, the Israeli authorities violently arrested a young man for trying to blow the Shofar on the Temple Mount. Please partner with us to change facts on the mount. Join the Global campaign. http://www.shalomjerusalem.org

http://www.shalomjerusalem.org/shofar/

#Let_the_Shofar_Blow_on_Zion

September 24, 2020/5781: Yehudah Glick was ticketed and fined at the Golden Gate at the foot of the Temple Mount. He was accused of praying. Below are Glick’s comments and video of his demonstration.

Last minute before complete lockdown in Jerusalem, Two days before Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Rabbi Yehudah Glick takes advantage of permit and demonstrates. (He is) demanding to be allowed to blow shofar on Temple Mount. Police Fines Rabbi Yehudah Glick at Golden Gate for Demonstrating and Blowing Shofar claiming it is a false demonstration as he was actually praying! (minute 7). This situation is really crazy and must stop! We Will continue calling loud and clear.

Click on the video below for Glick’s demonstration. He gives examples of multiple shofars and their purpose and sound. See the video of Glick being fined for “prayer” as seen by local law officials.

http://www.shalomjerusalem.org/shofar/

A shofar blast from the Temple Mount is a call of warning and trembling. The Day of the Lord is coming!!! When this event actually happens, we should know the Day of the Lord… it is near…

Joel 2:2 …a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people; their like has never been before, nor will be again after them through the years of all generations.

Jesus Arrested in Siberia

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fake News???, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2020 by paulthepoke

Matthew 24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.

Wikipedia

Siberia, September 23, 2020: Sergei Torop or “Vissarion the Teacher” or “Jesus of Siberia” has been arrested. Vissarion is the leader of the Church of the Last Testament and the reincarnate Christ. He was charged with psychological abuse.

Torop was previously a police officer in the old Soviet Union. He lost his job when the Soviet Union went out of business.

1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

“I am not God. And it is a mistake to see Jesus as God. But I am the living word of God the father. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me.” -Vissarion, The Guardian, 2002.

Strict veganism was enforced on the compound so no miracles of fish. Living conditions were poor with limited medical care and suicides.

The Russian government for their part was taking no chances. Special forces, just in case, were sent in to arrest “Jesus of Siberia”. Hooded, armed troops and military helicopters were utilized to secure Vissarion and two of his followers.

https://www.jpost.com/omg/helicopters-armed-police-swoop-in-to-arrest-russian-jesus-cult-leader-643201

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-special-forces-arrest-siberian-jesus-reincarnate-cult-leader

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/sociedad/202009231092875209-jesus-de-siberia-quien-es-vissarion-el-mesias-ruso-que-creo-la-secta-del-ultimo-testamento/

Granted, there have not been any miracles attributed to this fellow in Siberia. But don’t kid yourself. One is coming who will be most impressive and deceptive.

Matthew 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

Israel Joins the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Saudi Arabia/Sheba/Dedan, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2020 by paulthepoke

September 22, 2020: Today, Israel has become a member of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF). The virtual conference was hosted in Cairo, Egypt. Current members include Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the Palestinian Authority. The goal of the group is to supply Europe with 10% of its natural gas needs.

Of note, France wants to be a member of the forum. The European Union and the United States are “observers”.

“…contribute to advancing regional stability and prosperity, creating an environment of trust, prosperity, stability and neighborly relations through regional energy cooperation…” -EMGF

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-joins-new-regional-forum-in-hope-of-selling-gas-to-europe

The EastMed Pipeline is estimated to cost $8 billion and will deliver up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Europe. The EastMed will be the deepest under sea pipeline. The line is estimated to be 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long.

https://paulthepoke.com/2019/03/19/israel-greece-and-cyprus-participate-in-gas-summit-march-2019/

Israel discovered natural gas off their coast in the Mediterranean in October 2015. There is enough gas for Israel to be energy independent and a significant exporter to western Europe. These gas fields are set to be ready for production in 2021.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/10/14/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-october-14-2015/

Ezekiel 38:12 …to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth.

Currently, Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas to Europe.

These are the intentions of Gog, the leader of Magog (Russia). The Russians, along with the Turks and Iranians are planning to invade. Their motivation is economic. They want to steal natural resources from Israel.

Turkey has not been included the East Mediterranean Gas Forum. Of course the Turks will join forces with the Russians. These are the countries who stand to lose out economically because of the EMGF.

Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’

Historically, per Strong’s Concordance and NET Bible, Raamah settled in the southwest of the Arabian Peninsula. Sheba settled in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Dedan settled in the northern Arabian Peninsula. Dedan was an ancient capital of Saudi Arabia. It is modern day Al Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia. These areas make up what is modern day Saudi Arabia.

In light of recent Middle East peace developments and Biblical prophecy, don’t be surprised if Saudi Arabia has an agreement for normalized relations with Israel.

Today, Israel wishes Saudi Arabia congratulations on their 90th national year as a country. Israel expresses a future “with goodness and blessing in light of security, safety and prosperity, with our wishes for an atmosphere of peace, cooperation and good neighborliness.”

According to Ezekiel’s prophecy, it would appear modern day Saudi Arabia along with at least Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan will protest the potential Russian invasion. Prophecy seems to indicate there will be more countries in this coalition with Israel.

Temple Mount Shofar Blowing Denied on Rosh Hashanah, 5781

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Trend Update with tags , , , , on September 20, 2020 by paulthepoke

Temple Mount, Rosh Hashanah 5781/2020: For this year, the shofar was not allowed to be blown on the Temple Mount.

Numbers 29:1 ‘Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets.

The Sanhedrin and the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation had requested to blow the shofar on the Temple Mount to bring in the secular Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. In Judaism, it is called Yom Teruah which means the “Day of Blowing”. The appointment is called the Feast of Trumpets by Christians.

Although, they were not allowed to blow a shofar on the Temple Mount… it did not stop them from playing recordings of a shofar from their cell phones on the Temple Mount.

Click on the video from Yehuda Glick as he provides commentary before he blows the shofar from the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple Mount. Listen closely, it was a bit windy on the Mount of Olives.

For those of you who are not familiar with Yehuda Glick, he has led a most interesting life.

Yehuda Glick was a member of the Israeli Knesset from 2016-2019. After serving his term, Glick founded the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation. A stated goal of the foundation is to “pave the road for the rebuilding of the Third Temple”. Check out the link to the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation.

In 2014, Yehuda Glick took multiple gun shots from an intended assassin and survived. He is the same rabbi who was the head of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. He believes Jews should be able to pray on the Temple Mount. Previously, Glick has stated a vision of three faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) sharing the Temple Mount.

https://www.shalomjerusalem.org/

New Moon!!! Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah Declared, Tishri 1, 5781/2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2020 by paulthepoke

Compliments of http://whenisthenewmoon.com/

Shalom Y’all!

The New Moon was sighted this evening, Friday, September 18th, 2020 by many observers who were looking this evening…

Reports received from various observers in Israel:

“Moon sighted (naked eye) at 6:51 (then lost to sight, then seen again) from Poriya Illit by Becca Biderman.”

“From Jerusalem at 6:54pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.”

This means sunset on Friday, 18 September 2020 marks the beginning of the new month and the Feast Of Trumpets!

Sighted By: Denis, Maureen Chkolnik. Yoel Halevi and his son. Becca Biderman…. Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.

Date Sighted: Friday, September 18th, 2020.

Time Sighted: 7:06pm Jerusalem, Israel time.

Biblical Hebrew Month: This will be the Seventh Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Tishri or Ethanim.

The Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah begins at sunset Friday, September 18th 2020.

Atonment/Yom Kippurim: Monday, September 28th
Tabernacles/Sukkot: Saturday, October 3rd – Friday, October 9th
Last Great Day of the Feast: Saturday, October 10th

Have a very blessed and happy Feast season!
Chag Sameach!!
~ Brother Mark Harris

photo: pinterest

http://whenisthenewmoon.com/

Abraham Accords Signed, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2020: United States President Donald Trump hosted Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House.

The Abraham Accords were signed in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

For the raw video of the event, see the YouTube link below provided by the U.S. State Department.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZhpmNnLxlOYipqh8wbM3A U.S. State Department

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/abraham-accords-peace-agreement-treaty-of-peace-diplomatic-relations-and-full-normalization-between-the-united-arab-emirates-and-the-state-of-israel/

  • “This day is a pivot of history. It heralds a new dawn of peace,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said.
  • “Peace requires courage, and shaping the future requires knowledge,” Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates said. “We have come today to tell the world that this is our approach.”
  • “Today is a truly historic occasion—a moment of hope and opportunity for all the peoples of the Middle East,” Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani of Bahrain said.
  • “The people of the Middle East will no longer allow hatred of Israel to be fomented as an excuse for radicalism or extremism. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Trump said.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

Prior to the signing ceremony, President Trump commented on the momentum of peace in the Middle East.

“We’re very far down the road with about five additional countries… Frankly, I think we could have had them here today. We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly… They want to see peace. They’ve been fighting for a long time… They’re warring countries but they’re tired of fighting. You’re going to see a lot of very great activity. It’s going to be peace in the Middle East. Most of the countries… in the Middle East want to sign this deal.”

Trump later went on to say up to nine (9) countries look to normalize relations with Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-says-saudi-arabia-among-7-9-countries-expected-to-make-peace-with-israel

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.

Be alert…

West Coast Up in Smoke, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2020 by paulthepoke

Revelation 8:7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

This is the scope and scale of the first trumpet judgment. This event introduces the second third of judgments in the Tribulation. The context of the verse above is 1/3 of the earth… 1/3! 1/3 of the trees.

All green grass… If all of the green grass goes then you know all of the dry grass is gone.

This goes without saying, but this will result in a lot of smoke.

Currently (September 2020) we are not in the Tribulation. There has not been a seven year covenant with many brokered by the antichrist. There is no Temple on the Temple Mount for him to defile. We have not entered into the seven year time of Jacob’s trouble.

West Coast United States, September 2020: Wildfires on a massive scale continue to burn.

Photo: Copernicus Sentinel data 2020

As of September 11, 2020, a total of 7,718 fires have burned 3,175,523 acres, more than 3% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land, making 2020 the largest wildfire season recorded in California history. -California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Over 1,000,000 acres have been torched in Oregon as of the writing of this post. Fires continue to expand.

Roughly 375,000 acres are up in flames in Washington.

If interested in an interactive fire tracking page, check out the Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/wildfires-map/

Not to minimize the hardship, tragedy and loss, but this is not the Tribulation.

Russian Naval Build in the Eastern Mediterranean, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2020 by paulthepoke

Beirut, Lebanon; September 12, 2020: This is a breaking story out of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. As emotions are running high between Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, Russia is transferring significant naval forces to the region.

The following is from the Russian website Avia.pro. The feed was picked up by Al-Masdar News.

“experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy.”

one of the last to appear off the coast of Syria was the tanker of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy ‘Akademik Pashin’; boats, and, obviously, this is far from the final number of ships of the Russian Navy located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.” -Telegram channel, Hunter Notes

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/large-number-of-russian-warships-deployed-between-syria-and-cyprus-photo/

Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

What does secular history say about the Magogians? Who are they? In the 7th century BC, Hesiod the Greek poet identified the Scythians as people of modern day southern Russia. Hesiod’s writings pre dated the Ezekiel the prophet.

The Father of History, Herodotus, labeled the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, Scythians. This occurred in the 5th century AD.

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel says Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel.

On August 15, 2016, Russia acquired its first permanent air base in Syria, the Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia, Syria. The Russians have been building and expanding their military presence in the region since.

Bahrain Joins the Circle of Peace, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., September 11, 2020: United States President Donald Trump has announced a historic achievement in Middle East Peace between Israel and Bahrain. The two countries have agreed to full diplomatic relations.

Next Tuesday, September 15, President Trump will be hosting leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. They will meet and sign accords of peace in Washington, D.C.

Photo: AP/Andrew Harnik

Back in June 2019, Bahrain was the host country for the White House “Peace for Prosperity” economic conference. Leaders from around the Middle East and Israel were in attendance.

President Trump took to Twitter for the announcement. Below is the official statement coming from the United States, Israel, and Bahrain.

Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa currently serves as Bahrain Ambassador to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Canada. Below is his tweet on behalf of Bahrain.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers his comments regarding the historic peace deal between Israel and Bahrain.

AP: Andrew Harnik

Of note, Trump Senior Advisor Jared Kushner received a lot of ink from the Jerusalem Post in their article. Here are some quotes from Kushner’s press conference.

“There’s a new momentum and new hopefulness in the Middle East. The agreement that we made with the United Arab Emirates and Israel was even more popular than we expected, which is why this next agreement came so quickly. We were not sure what the reaction would be, but it’s been overwhelmingly positive. And more and more countries are rushing to try to figure out how they can do good things for their citizens and create a paradigm for a much more peaceful and prosperous future.”

“The leaders in the region recognize that the approach that’s been taken in the past hasn’t worked and they realize that there are people want to see a more vibrant and exciting future. I do believe that it’s an inevitability that all countries in the Middle East will normalize relations with Israel. It’s a very hard thing. I don’t know the timing on it, but I think people want to see the Middle East move forward. They want to seize opportunity.”

“I think that this will help reduce tension in the Muslim world and allow people to separate the Palestinian issue from their own national interests, from their foreign policy, which should be focused on their domestic priorities. And so I think you’re going to continue to see momentum.” -Presidential Senior Adviser, Jared Kushner

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/trump-expected-to-announce-historic-bahrain-israel-normalization-agreement-641961

The Palestinians have denounced the Israel/Bahrain peace plan. They called it a “stab in the back”.

Iran now has two countries across the Persian Gulf who are close friends with Israel.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.

For the record, it is my position President Donald Trump is not the antichrist. Trump is not an internationally loved and respected figure. Too many people want him completely removed from the equation.

It seems to be plausible conjecture we are in the process of gathering “many” to confirm “a strong covenant” in the future. It would appear “he” is not on the scene just yet.

At this time, I don’t think Kushner is the antichrist either. See my previous post below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2020/09/01/more-peace-on-the-horizon-september-2020/

Got Jesus??? You know He’s promised to come again…

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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