God’s Fall Appointments, 5782/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2021 by paulthepoke

God’s fall appointments are the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. 

Below is a brief 10 minute video that provides a framework for God’s fall appointed holidays. The video is compliments of T.W. Tramm. Check out his writings and his work. T.W. is always thought provoking.

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Attention, there is not consensus in regards to the starting of the Fall Feasts. Depending on the calculations of the specific group, the Appointments could start as early as September 6 or as late as October 8 as well as points in between. Humanity and their calculations instead of God’s instruction of observation are the issues. Broken sinners cannot follow God’s directions.

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.

See also Leviticus 23:23-25.

The first fall holiday has many names. It is called the Feast of Trumpets by Christians. It is recognized as the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Some refer to it as the “Hidden Day” or the “Wedding of the Messiah”. In Judaism, it is called Yom Teruah which means the “Day of Blowing”.

This is the beginning of the civil new year. This is the Hebrew month of Tishri. It is the Hebrew year 5782.

The date for Yom Teruah is sunset near Monday, September 6 or Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (traditional Gregorian calendar). This date is confirmed pending the sighting of the new moon. The new year begins when the new moon is confirmed by two witnesses. Yom Teruah ends two days later. The confirmation of the new moon will ultimately determine the dates of the subsequent fall appointments.

The second fall holiday is the Day of Atonement. See Leviticus 16. Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is celebrated on Tishri 10th. It is the last day of the 40 day period of Teshuvah or repent in the Hebrew. This holiday is viewed at the holiest day of Judaism. The day is a Sabbath day of rest. Yom Kippur is the only day a fast is required. The day begins at sun down. This is the busiest day of the year for the high priest with multiple animal sacrifices. The beginning for the Day of Atonement in 2021 is Wednesday, September 15 or Thursday, September 16 at sun down. This date is ultimately determined by the confirmation of the new moon 10 days earlier.

Leviticus 23:33-36 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.’”

The third and last fall holiday on God’s calendar is Tabernacles. It is also called Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, the Festival of Tents, or the Feast of the Harvest because it was after the harvest in the fall. Simply put, it was also called “the feast” or “the festival”. This festival is a week-long festival from Tishri 15 to 21 on a Hebrew calendar. On our western Gregorian calendar, in 2021, the Feast of Tabernacles will be observed from Monday, September 20 or Tuesday, September 21, again pending the new moon confirmed at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Tishri. The joyous “festival” ends seven days later.

There are seven God appointed holidays communicated through the Mosaic Law. The first four were fulfilled to the day by Jesus Himself with His death, burial, resurrection, and the giving of the Holy Spirit. If the first four spring holidays were fulfilled on the God appointed holiday, why would the fall holidays be any different?

Jesus is coming again…

Are you ready???

Where Is America In Prophecy???

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Where is America in Prophecy???

The short answer is, America is not there. It is not mentioned directly.

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America is stepping away from the world stage. And every place America has left, a vacuum is created. Something will fill the vacuum.

As America left Afghanistan, the Taliban took its place. As chaos rules, the Taliban is supported by players in end times Biblical prophecies, specifically Russia, Iran, and China.

In this edition, we go around the region and look at the void left by American departure and who has taken its place. The recent histories of Libya, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon are covered.

Ezekiel 38-39 are in play, big time!

How close are we to these events unfolding and prophecy being fulfilled?

These questions and more are answered on This Week in Prophecy.

Seek the Glory of God… Rodna Epley

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Rodna Epley with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2021 by paulthepoke

When we seek first His Kingdom as Jesus commanded, it causes us to wear this wedding garment of Christ’s glory on us every day. As the light of the world, we don’t have to worry about how our earthly needs will be provided. They will just come to us effortlessly. God sends them without us even asking. But when we ask, He gives us abundantly more than we ask for! We seek Him and His glory (John 5:44, Proverbs 25:2) in humility, and He provides all of our needs. When we are clothed in Christ it transforms the atmosphere to instantly bring His favor and wisdom.

“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. (Isaiah 58:8-10)

Perfect peace is a primary indicator that we have the wedding garment of Christ on and dressed for the wedding! Joy unspeakable is another indicator, and perfect love that drives out all fear.

Holy Father, let your kingdom come and your will be done on earth and in our lives exactly as it is already in heaven!

We are the light of the world and we will not be hidden as Jesus said! Activate your glory within every person who reads this and show them how beautiful they are. Remind them that they are anchored behind the veil in Your glory! They are not anchored to the earth in sin and worldly passions. No one can take them out of Jesus and Your hand and nothing can separate them from Your love! Thank You Papa! In Jesus mighty name, yes and amen. 🙏❤️

Jesus died to reconcile you to the Father. Jesus finished His old covenant work on the cross, and He began His new covenant work as He sat down at the right hand of the Father, made a place for us and seated us there with Him, and then poured out the Spirit of our Father’s glory within us. So, this is the perspective of the church today as the Father releases His glory in the earth through us.

So be it Papa and let it be so!

There Shall Be Seven Weeks: Feasts (Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot/Booths)

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels, Fall Feasts, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2021 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:25b …there shall be seven weeks…

The context of this series of posts is the course of the Jewish people for the initial 49 years of the 483 year period communicated from the angel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel. The city of Jerusalem has been rebuilt post exile. These events are covered in Nehemiah 8-13. Israel is returning to God’s Law. The focus is on God’s appointed holidays. This week, the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot is the topic.

Leviticus 23:33-36 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.’”

This is the last of God’s appointed feasts or festivals. This holiday is known by many names. It is called the Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, the Festival of Tents, or the Feast of the Harvest because it was after the harvest in the fall. Simply put, it was also called “the feast” or “the festival”.

This festival is a week-long festival from Tishri 15 to 21. When working in the fields during harvest, people lived in tents. The tents served as a reminder of the forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. The holiday is a reminder of the provision and safety God showed Israel during their travels in the desert as noted in Deuteronomy 8. The feast is a thanksgiving for the harvest of grapes (Exodus 23:16). It is to be a joyous festival (Deuteronomy 16:14). Sabbatical rest without work is part of the holiday. (New Manners and Customs of Bible Times).

Jews sing Isaiah 12:3 Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation, during Sukkot. The feast is a reminder to the Jewish people they lived in tents after the Exodus from Egypt. In addition, the Feast of Tabernacles requires sacrifices of sin offerings and burnt offerings. At the time of preparation for the morning sacrifice, a priest descends to the Pool of Siloam amidst great music, celebration, and singing of Isaiah 12:3, and fills a golden pitcher with water. After dipping his pitcher in Siloam’s water, the priest returns to the Temple Mount and pours the water into one of the silver basins by the altar (Wayne Stiles, Insight for Living).

All three members of the Trinity will dwell with humanity. Isaiah 12 refers to the promise of the Holy Spirit and the reign of Jesus. The Holy Spirit was given to believers of Christ at Pentecost (Acts 2) and ushered in the Church Age. He will return on the Mount of Olives with an earthquake. 

Zechariah 14:4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

Revelation 19 has Jesus returning to Earth to initiate his 1,000 year reign and He will live with humanity.

The ultimate expression of “the feast” after the Millennial Kingdom is with God and the New Jerusalem. 

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them…

And He is going to live and dwell with us, forever…

Russia’s Vladimir Putin Looks to Influence Libya’s Presidential Election???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2021 by paulthepoke

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin Looks to Influence Libya’s Presidential Election???

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Libya’s presidential election is set for December 24, 2021. It appears Russia is looking to be a “king maker”.

Articles have emerged this week that Moscow is looking to consolidate power in the region by supporting Saif al-Islam Qaddafi. He is the son of the deceased Libyan leader Muammar Muhammad Qaddafi.

Who is Qaddafi’s son? Who is General Haftar? Who is the Wagner company? What is the United States’ response and thoughts on these happenings?

Russia has been moving military hardware into Libya. Benghazi is home to a Russian military base.

Ezekiel’s prophecy from chapters 38-39 is clearly in focus. The prophet stated that Russia will be joined modern day Turkey, Iran, and Libya in its invasion of Israel. The reasons are purely economic… to steal and take plunder.

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?’

Ezekiel 38:1 The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog…

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Put will join you, too, with all their weapons.

These ancient names comprise the modern day countries of Russia and Libya.

Magog: Russia

Put: Libya

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel stated Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel from the north. One of those countries is modern day Libya.

Are we watching Gog of Magog attempt to build his coalition?

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These questions and more are answered on This Week in Prophecy.

In Light of Afghanistan & the Taliban… Self Defense

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2021 by paulthepoke

There are well over 100 verses in the Bible that support self defense. Let’s look at some quotes from Jesus Himself.

Luke 11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe…

In today’s vernacular, the man in the verse above is physically mighty and powerful. He is well trained and hits the gym regularly. He is loaded for bear and has an array of weapons. The man protects his mansion with the latest security equipment and video cameras. He has a fancy a house in a posh neighborhood. The fruits of his prosperity are well protected.

Luke 22:36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

Jesus was explaining to the apostles a time would come when they would need to defend themselves.

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Granted, we are not to instigate or initiate violence with another human being. We are not to rely on our own strength or weaponry. That is not the source of our security.

There is a difference between self defense and murder. Discernment is required.

Exodus 22:2-3 If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if it happens in daylight, the one who killed the thief is guilty of murder.

The Mosaic Law has provision for a crime committed at night in the dark. One cannot see what is clearly happening. One awakes from a deep sleep and he has to defend his family and home. A life is taken. He is not guilty if the intruder is killed.

But if the crime takes place during the day… the light of the day allows one to see what is taking place. More facts are able to be determined. If the perpetrator is killed, the home owner is then guilty of murder.

Job 34:4 Let us choose what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.

There is a difference between someone who wants to pick a fight and one who wants to kill or take property.

Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, “Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

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1 Samuel 13:19 Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.”

As a first order of business, the Taliban began taking weapons from the citizens of Afghanistan.

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians,” Taliban Spokesperson.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-afghan-capital-kabul-start-collecting-weapons-civilians-2021-08-16/

1 Samuel 13:22 So on the day of the battle there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan, but Saul and Jonathan his son had them.

The Taliban is now running the country. As part of the “spoils of war” or “qhanimat”, the following headline was presented by the Daily Mail out of the United Kingdom.

The rape of Afghanistan: Advancing Taliban go door-to-door and forcibly take girls as young as TWELVE to be sex slave ‘wives’ for their fighters as they sweep across country following NATO withdrawal

Other sources indicate widows and divorced women under the age of 45 are suffering the same fate at the hands of the Taliban. Women leaving the home without a male are subject to flogging. Private businesses and homes are being lost.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9899151/Taliban-maraud-streets-Kabul-hunting-girls-young-12.html

In a tweet, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen, “All those claims that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan forces people to marry their young girls to Mujahideen are totally wrong. It is a poisonous propaganda.”

History is filled with brutal regimes and authoritarian dictators who disarm their populations. The outcome is tragic with millions of dead souls. We know how the story ends.

  1. 1911 Ottoman Empire slaughter of Armenians
  2. 1929 Soviet Union under Stalin
  3. 1938 Nazi Germany under Hitler
  4. 1935 China under Mao (largest with 65 million dead)
  5. 1956 Cambodia under Pol Pot
  6. Global deaths in the hundreds of millions

England’s King George attempted to disarm some colonists in North America in the 1700’s…

As a reminder to the peoples of other cultures and countries, it is okay to defend yourself, your family, and others. Jesus said.

Psalm 82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Drum Beat to War… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2021 by paulthepoke

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In Drum Beat to War, Czekmate addresses the newly formed Iranian government, the Shia Land Bridge, current events in Jordan, Saudi Arabia’s response, the United States roll in the evolving Middle East, and Israel’s newly elected government.

Czekmate is a must follow if you want to stay up to date with what is happening in the Middle East. He posts articles, videos, analysis and opinion. See the link below.

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The Fighting Czekmates is a home for people with an unconventional outlook on world affairs. Get in touch with your instincts and don’t get married to your opinions. We welcome good natured argument, we tolerate stubbornness, but not rudeness or trolling. It is proctored by a seasoned practitioner. Gauge your audiences above all we value information exchange and patriotic teamwork.

Czekmate is a nom de guerre for a Washington DC based consultant who specializes in International affairs and national security regulatory matters. He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He has worked in Republican politics, Congress, and the Departments of State & Defense for the bulk of his career. In those endeavors he received awards for research pertaining to international illicit weapons networks.

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There Shall Be Seven Weeks: Feasts (Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement)

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels, Fall Feasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2021 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:25b …there shall be seven weeks…

The context of this series of posts is the course of the Jewish people for the initial 49 years of the 483 year period communicated from the angel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel. The city of Jerusalem has been rebuilt post exile. These events are covered in Nehemiah 8-13. Israel is returning to God’s Law. The focus is on God’s appointed holidays. This week, the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur is the topic.

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is celebrated on Tishri 10th. It is the last day of the 40 day period of Teshuvah.

This holiday is viewed at the holiest day of Judaism. The day is a Sabbath day of rest. Yom Kippur is the only day a fast is required. The day begins at sun down. On the Day of Atonement, the high priest was kept awake during the dark of the night. The high priest was dressed in a white robe. Sacrifices of a bull, ram, and a goat occur. The priest makes a sacrifice for himself and for the nation of Israel. Yom Kippur is the day the high priest came into the inner sanctuary of the temple to make sacrifices on behalf of the nation of Israel. He is the only person allowed into the inner sanctuary. This day is the only day the high priest is allowed in the inner sanctuary. He entered the highest holy place with incense and coals. The incense was burned. Next, the recovered blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat, the top of the Ark of the Covenant. This is the busiest day of the year for the high priest.

See Leviticus 16 for specific details. New Manners and Customs of Bible Times

In the 21st century, we have a high priest. 

Hebrews 6:20 …where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

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Today, animal sacrifices are no longer necessary, even when the Jewish Temple is rebuilt. 

Hebrews 9:11-14 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 13:11-12 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

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Some believe this is the day at the end of the 7 year tribulation that Christ will physically return to Earth and establish His millennial kingdom.

Hebrews 9:28 …so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

Quakes in Various Places, Haiti, August 2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy with tags on August 14, 2021 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences.

August 14, 2021: Breaking news out of Haiti…

A 7.2 earthquake along with a series of after shocks of 4.0 and greater have struck the southwestern peninsula of Haiti. The primary area is located west of Port-au-Prince.

screenshot: USGS

A tsunami alert has been issued.

“High casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread,” USGS.

Haiti is also in the track of tropical storm Grace which is expected to arrive early next week on Monday or Tuesday.

The Aleutian Islands of Alaska experienced a 6.9 magnitude quake earlier in the day.

The Sandwich Islands in the south Atlantic have been inundated with a cluster of quakes ranging up to 5.3 magnitude.

The context of Jesus’ comments above is a description of what the world would look like prior to His return. When one reads Luke 21, it is not confused with today’s headlines and current events.

There are wars, threats of more wars, kingdoms against kingdoms, plagues, famines, and earthquakes.

Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. -Jesus

Children Are a Gift… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Paul Beverly with tags , , on August 12, 2021 by paulthepoke

Children are a gift & we are responsible for providing for them. They didn’t ask for this life, so we should put them first. Make them feel wanted & important, because they are. Give them the love & tools to needed to lead a good & happy life.

Be the parent that you want your kids to be. Be the friend that you want to have. Be the change that you want to see. Be the love that you want to receive. Lead by example. Sew what you want back.

2 Corinthians 12:14 Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

I get a lot of praise for being a single dad & it does make me feel good, but why don’t single mothers get a lot of praise? It’s like it’s expected of them so it’s not a big deal. It really is a big deal because it isn’t easy. I couldn’t do it without help.

Last school year my cousin worked where Aria went to school thankfully & was able to take Aria with him when I couldn’t be there to pick her up on time. He took her to my parents who are priceless for us. Other times, friends would keep Aria for me till I got home. Those two gals are golden!

The thing is, kids don’t ask to be brought into this world so all parents need to make life good for them. I do appreciate the praise, but I’m doing just what I’m supposed to do. Don’t take single moms for granted, they are pretty badass!

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