Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , on January 7, 2018 by paulthepoke

Be thankful & enjoy this day God has given you. So many reasons to be happy & thankful. That’s where your focus should be. It’s definitely gonna be a good day!

Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat & drink & find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.

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Someone who is thankful will be more blessed than someone who feels entitled. Someone who is thankful is more pleasant to be around. Someone who is thankful attracts the right people. Someone who is thankful leads a happier life. Be thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Have a thankful week my friends!!!

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Revelation: Philadelphia, His Name is Yahweh

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2018 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:12b …And I will write on him the name of my God…

Jesus will write on the believer the name of His God. His name is Yahweh.

The topic of God’s name has been addressed previously to the church at Sardis. God takes the time to repeat the concept of His name to the church at Philadelphia. It bears repeating.

YHWH (scholars refer to this as the Tetragrammaton, Greek for four letters) is the proper name of the Hebrew God of the Bible. The correct spelling is YHWH. Note there are no vowels in this term. Vowels from the name Adonai were substituted and the term Yahweh emerged. Jehovah is a word that has been translated to English from the Hebrew, Yahweh. The name for LORD is Jehovah. It means the existing one. This name is so sacred, Jews refuse to pronounce it. The name is first introduced in Exodus 3:14 when Moses and God are having a discussion. His name is a statement of existence.

Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

If one is looking for proof that God created or God exists, you are wasting your time. It is assumed. God is eternal and self-existent. God always has been and always will be. God was before the creation.

 

Not only does Jesus write the name of Yahweh on the believer, the believer is sealed with the Spirit of God. There are at least 12 verses in the Bible confirming the work of the Spirit in His people.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put His seal on us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.

All three persons of the triune God are involved: Father, Son, and Spirit. To borrow a line from Stevie Wonder…

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours.

This name is a promise for all eternity. We see this at the end of Revelation in New Jerusalem. These are the closing comments of the Bible.

Revelation 22:4 They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.

 

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Trend Update: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, January 2018

Posted in Egypt/Nile River, Isaiah, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , on January 4, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 19:5-8 The waters from the sea will dry up, and the river will be parched and dry. The canals will emit a stench, the streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; the reeds and rushes will rot away. The bulrushes by the Nile, by the edge of the Nile and all the sown fields by the Nile will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. And the fishermen will lament, and all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.

Yes, the Bible says the Nile River will go dry. This is part of the end time scenario leading up to the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction continues on the Nile River. Construction of the dam is located in northwest Ethiopia. When finished, the GERD will be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. As of the summer of 2017, the project is estimated to be 60% complete. Once finished, it estimated to take 5-15 years for the reservoir to fill to capacity. There is no definitive timeline for the completion of the project.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Ethiopian_Renaissance_Dam

Egypt is calling for an independent third party to assist with negotiation of water rights for the Nile River. Egypt is admitting previous talks have failed. The World Bank is looking to be an intermediary in the discussions. The Egyptians have concerns about water loss. Proposal of dam in southeast Egypt is now in the works.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/egypt-ethiopia-sudan-gerd-shalateen-dam-water-talks-dispute.html?

 

Is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam the reason for the Nile going dry in the end times? Will God use a drought or a combination with the dam? Time will tell. One thing is for sure, at some point in the future the Nile River will go dry. Economic calamity and social unrest will follow in Egypt. These events are the precursor to the return of a Savior. The story ends well…

Isaiah 19:20 It will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them.

 

 

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Trend Update: US to Cut Funding to UN, Palestinians, & Pakistanis??? January 2018

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2018 by paulthepoke

In a follow up from earlier this week…Funding to Pakistan stopped by Trump Administration.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said on Twitter Thursday he is going to introduce a bill to end aid to Pakistan, and use money that would have gone there for an infrastructure fund for U.S. roads and bridges.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-administration-suspends-all-security-aid-to-pakistan/

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Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.

January 2, 2018: More money may be returning to the American tax payer. In protest of President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas has refused to participate in further peace talks on any level. In response, United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has been talking to the press. The Palestinians have been issued a warning. Return to the peace negotiation table with Israel or lose American funding.

In 2016, the United States gave $368,429,712 of financial support to Palestinian refugees.

“I think the president has basically said that he doesn’t want to give any additional funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiation table. We’re trying to move for a peace process but if that…

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Signs of a Forming Top…Featuring Michael Douville

Posted in Michael Douville with tags , , , , on January 3, 2018 by paulthepoke

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Everything is Absolutely Awesome! Business is Great! The 2017 Christmas sales were a record according to Visa/MasterCard; (the fact that the Charge Card Companies have record sales is a sign in itself). Everyone extrapolates this feeling of Euphoria to continue next year and the years following; the Top always feel this way! In 2006, I counseled my clients to take profits after the extraordinary year of 2005; my forecast for the direction of the Real Estate Market was DOWN! Most of my clients thought I was wrong; I was for 6 long months……

These extravagant markets can continue for longer than one would think possible. Values get stretched and returns shrink and yet the markets continue to rise. No one wants to believe an ending is possible. There are however, harbingers for the watchful and observant.

The Case/Schiller PE ratio is based on inflation adjusted earnings over a 10 year period. The Index fluctuates, but has averaged 15.21 for many, many years indicating proximately a 6.6% return. When the Index is below 15.21, the index is considered a better value and indicates better than a 6.6% return. The CAPE Index has steadily climbed and is now 32.46 as of Dec 29th 2017. This is exorbitantly high exceeded only by the Dot. Com Bubble which reached the record of 44. The current reading of 32.46 is higher than the 1929 Market Bubble, the 1987 Crash, and the Dec 14, 2007 Stock Market top. Further, the earnings (the E of the P/E ratio) may be terribly distorted as many Fortune 500 companies are quoting non-GAAP earnings which are typically misstated by 10-25% due to the flexibility by company officials as to what constitutes a “profit” and a “loss”. Widespread use of non-GAAP earnings could easily drive the “Real” P/E to well over 45. This valuation can remain elevated much longer than one would expect much like the prior Real Estate Bubble. You can believe this: the Stock Market Cycle will end and when the Cycle completes, the market will need to fall at least 50% to get to normal. The pendulum never stops at “Normal”. Expect an “equal but opposite” reaction to an 80-90% loss. Devastating!

Martin Armstrong has stated Global Interest Rates are at a 5000 year low! Ancient Sumeria had higher rates! Bond prices have an inverse relationship to price. As rates drop, as they have since 1981, the price of bonds rises, The long, long 35 year interest rates cycle is coming to an end and will destroy Bond Portfolios! Not only is there rate risk, but there is a duration risk as well which amplifies the loss: a 10 year bond has a Duration factor of 9. Should there be a 1% increase in rates it results in a 9% loss! Currently, 10 year Treasuries are 2.4% ish….normal could easily be 6%, Over a 30% loss should it “Normalize”; the pendulum swing could go to 12%+! Devastating!

The Interest rate trend line has recently been broken. Higher rates are a high probability based on Technical Analysis. Also, Non performing loans were 6.5% in Europe at the time Lehman collapsed; currently, NPL’s are over 10.5% and Italian banks are reported to have upwards of 14%. On a Fundamental basis, Bonds are at Risk which will cause higher rates, maybe much higher rates. Global Bond buyers learned recently that the European Central Bank has been the main buyer of Sovereign Italian Bonds. Rates have risen quickly in just the last two weeks reflecting the perceived risk in Italy.

You are the Captain of your Destiny and Keeper of your family Wealth! When violent storms are on the Horizon, which ship will you choose to protect the Wealth? A ship named GREED or a ship named FEAR? You do NOT need to be 100% invested at all times. There may even come a time when it is important to PRESERVE your Wealth or as much of it as possible. Neither of these asset classes may be the that LifeBoat!

 

 

Christian Zionists

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2018 by paulthepoke

The following is a link to a story published at http://www.middleeasteye.net/essays/battle-armageddon-776157873

This is from a Middle Eastern publication. This is shaping regional thought and views on Christians in America. The article is written by Morgan Strong, a Middle East expert for 60 Minutes.

The essay takes a look at the following topics: defining Christian Zionism, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Republican Party and Christian Zionism, dividing Jerusalem, Lord Rothschild and the Balfour Declaration, Messiah’s return, and end times prophecy.

Here are a couple of excerpts from the article.

The Christian Zionist movement is not a recent phenomenon. There have been more than a century of efforts to restore Israel to a largely illusory biblical glory.

Benjamin Netanyahu is of the unshakable, perhaps delusional, conviction that he has been chosen by God to lead the Jewish people.

The Republican Party leans heavily on the Christian Zionists for both cash, and votes.

Greater Jerusalem City divided map dec 6 2017

Trend Update: US to Cut Funding to UN, Palestinians, & Pakistanis??? January 2018

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on January 2, 2018 by paulthepoke

Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.

January 2, 2018: More money may be returning to the American tax payer. In protest of President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas has refused to participate in further peace talks on any level. In response, United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has been talking to the press. The Palestinians have been issued a warning. Return to the peace negotiation table with Israel or lose American funding.

In 2016, the United States gave $368,429,712 of financial support to Palestinian refugees.

“I think the president has basically said that he doesn’t want to give any additional funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiation table. We’re trying to move for a peace process but if that doesn’t happen the president is not going to continue to fund that situation.”

“The Palestinians now have to show their will; they want to come to the table. As of now they are not coming to the table but they ask for aid. We’re not giving the aid. We’re going to make sure they come to the table and we want to move forward with the peace process.” -Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-warns-it-wont-fund-refugee-agency-if-palestinians-reject-talks/

 

The United States is also defunding Pakistan to the tune of $255,000,000. Ambassador Haley made these comments as well.

“The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years. They work with us at time, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan. That game is not acceptable to this administration.”

“We expect far more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. The president is willing to go to great lengthens to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbor and support terrorism.” -Nikki Haley

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/367090-us-withholding-255m-in-aid-from-pakistan-haley-confirms

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Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

Regarding Pakistan, President Trump has weighed in with a tweet.

The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/947802588174577664

That is a potential savings of roughly $600,000,000. Let’s find out how serious some people are about peace.

 

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