Australia Denounces Jerusalem as Capital of Israel… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2022 by paulthepoke

Matthew 7:20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister, Australian Labor Party

Bad move in this hour. The Lord’s hand is in motion and I think the Labor Government in Canberra just signed it’s own job termination letter with this. Former PM Morrison’s folks had better be looking at getting the band back together. Do I write this because Yair Lapid is a wonderful and favored by God? That formulation would be simplistic and more bluntly, silly. I am not going to pronounce on Mr. Lapid’s faith (because I do not know his heart), but by Mr. Lapid’s fruit, Matthew 7:20 for the rest.

The government in Canberra, took the decision under PM Morrison to move the nation of Australia, closer to God’s design and agreement. Which means honoring the covenants God has formed. In the case of recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital, it was an affirmation of something plainly evident. It was making right an historical fact, that is apart from the covenantal imperative (the central issue).

Under the dispensation of grace, God will not want the people of Australia to suffer for the decision of it’s leadership especially in the urgency of this hour. Though we ARE in the dispensation of Grace, the dispensation of the law still applies in the conduct of mankind overall.

This period of history is one of an interim judgement.

To make an entire people accountable for the errant decision of it’s leadership, I cannot see the Lord permitting that for very long. The grace that the rest of us are extended (when we make a wicked or bad call) will be given to the Australian leadership. But how long it will remain extended is known strictly to Him.

Genesis 12:1-3 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-assails-australia-for-dropping-recognition-of-jerusalem-ambassador-summoned/

This Week in Prophecy: Red Heifers, Putin & Abbas, Iran’s Evin Prison, Russia & Iranian Drones, Putin’s Martial Law, Russian War Crimes, Saudi’s & Biden

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2022 by paulthepoke

On This Week in Prophecy… The red heifers are out of quarantine in Israel. They are located at an undisclosed location in Galilee.

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited with Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas.

“President Abbas briefed Putin on the latest political developments regarding the Palestinian issue, as well as on the continued Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, land, and Muslim and Christian holy sites, including the continued settlement construction, demolitions, extrajudicial killings, and the army siege imposed on the cities, refugee camps, and towns, particularly on Shuafat refugee camp, Nablus, and Jerusalem,” -Palestinian Spokesman.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/abbas-meets-with-putin-rails-at-israeli-violations-against-the-palestinians/

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Iran’s Evin Prison mysteriously caught fire this past week. At least 8 were killed and scores were injured. Evin Prison is where political prisoners, foreign dissidents, and any one who disagrees with the government is held.

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Iranian drones and soldiers are now reported in Ukraine assisting the Russians. Previously, it was a one way street with arms deals from Russia to Iran. Just another sign of the strengthening of the relationship between Russia and Iran.

Russia has focused recent attacks on infrastructure in Ukraine. The latest estimates are a third to one half of electricity is off-line in Ukraine. Significant blackouts are occurring throughout Ukraine. Russia is utilizing missiles and purchased Iranian drones to achieve the objective. Putin’s goal is simple. He looks to freeze out the Ukrainians during winter.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11330085/Vladimir-Putins-blitz-plunges-Ukraine-darkness.html

Putin has also instituted Martial Law in the four annexed regions of Ukraine. Legislation was also passed for the Crimean Republic, Sevastopol, Krasnodar, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk, and Rostov Regions. Russian authorities now have additional powers to maintain security and rapid reaction to any emergencies.

https://www.rt.com/russia/564969-putin-martial-law-former-ukrainian-regions/

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Warning! Graphic Content!

Russia appears to be using rape as a military strategy.

“When women are held for days and raped, when you start to rape little boys and men, when you see a series of genital mutilations, when you hear women testify about Russian soldiers equipped with Viagra, it’s clearly a military strategy. And when the victims report what was said during the rapes, it is clearly a deliberate tactic to dehumanize the victims.”

There are… “confirmed crimes against humanity committed by the Russian forces, and according to gathered testimonies, the age of the victims of sexual violence ranges from four to 82 years old.” -UN Envoy Pramila Patten

Seven million plus Ukrainians have left the country since the beginning of the war.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221014-rape-used-in-ukraine-as-a-russian-military-strategy-un

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Saudi Arabia did not take kindly to President Joe Biden’s request to hold on production cuts.

“Anybody who challenges the existence of this kingdom, we are all projects of jihad and martyrdom,” Saud al-Shaalan

OPEC responded by cutting oil production by 2 million barrels per day.

“There´s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done with Russia,” President Biden.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11324441/Mohammed-bin-Salmans-cousin-Saud-al-Shaalan-warns-challenge-Saudi-Arabia.html

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https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

WARNING!!! MARKET DANGER!!! Charles Nenner & Michael Douville, October 2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2022 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…

Click on the audio/video link below for mathematical analysis, data, and commentary. This video is loaded with content and economic information. Markets could be about to get really serious…

https://www.charlesnenner.com/

So, when Charles Nenner forecasts something, it is in your best interest to listen!!

As you may know, I have interviewed Dr. Charles Nenner for many years. What you may not know is that Charles Nenner advised President Bush Sr. and was an investment analyst for the proprietary trading division of Goldman Sachs.

Further, he forecast to the day the 1987 Crash and the peak of the 2007 Stock Market in December 2007. He and I spoke just prior to the Covid-19 Crash, no one knew it was coming, where he predicted the mass unemployment, crashing GDP, and forecast the huge Oil decline.

A Special Interview with Charles Nenner. The 2022 Stock Market is mimicking the 1929 Stock Market which may indicate that October 21, 2022, may be a very dangerous time frame for many asset classes. If it is a repeat of 1929, then the trading days around October 21, 2022 could be very, very volatile… plus or minus a couple of days from October 21, 2022. Time to take actions!

Charles further forecasts the Fed Rate appears to indicate NO RELIEF for interest rates.

Current stock market charts in 2022 are mimicking the market crashes of 1929, 1987, and 2008. Are markets are on the verge of repeating history?

Nenner has concerns of a market crash within the next week to 10 days. Are we about to witness a market crash? Extreme caution is warranted.

Asset classes (tech stocks, gold, and real estate) are lining up and they all suggest the same thing. Volatile trouble is coming…

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The following comments below are from Dr. Nenner.

We still do not recommend being long any of the equity markets.

We are still not interested in being long gold or silver assets due to negative weekly cycles.

We recommend standing aside cryptocurrencies because cycles are down.

We have leaders in the world in all kinds of countries who have no idea about anything, especially about economics.

https://www.charlesnenner.com/

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https://michaeldouville.com/

michael@michaeldouville.com

Fall Feasts Come to Close, 5783/2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2022 by paulthepoke

God’s Fall Appointments have come to an end. Here is a recap of events in and around Jerusalem as seen through the eyes of https://www.israel365news.com/

Israel365 was started on January 1, 2012 by Rabbi Tuly Weisz to connect Christians with the Land and the People of Israel, each and every day of the year, according to the verse in Deuteronomy above. Through the important causes we support and our educational materials, Israel365 is your daily connection to the Land of Israel. Our readers are eager to bless the families living in the Holy Land and have contributed to feed needy Israelis and Holocaust survivors and have planted multitudes of trees to beautify the Land and to help bring prophecy to life. 

photo: iStock

Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

The kohanim or the Levitical Priests are preparing for Temple worship service. The Water Libation was completed in preparation for the Third Temple.

https://www.israel365news.com/275443/reenactment-of-the-water-libation-held-to-prepare-for-the-third-temple/

One can make a very strong argument from the Biblical text that Jesus will return at the end of a Jubilee year. Is this year a Jubilee year? Evidence is strong that we just completed a Shemitah or Sabbatical year. What time is it on God’s calendar and clock?

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=jubilee

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The Hakhel was completed.

https://www.israel365news.com/275449/thousands-gather-for-once-in-seven-years-mitzvah-of-hakhel/

Deuteronomy 31:10-12 And Moses commanded them, saying: “At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of release, at the Feast of Tabernacles, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully observe all the words of this law… -NKJ

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https://www.israel365news.com/275473/the-feast-of-tabernacles-returns-to-jerusalem-manifesting-zechariahs-prophecy-photo-spread/

Tabernacles is the last of three festivals where men are required to make a road trip to Jerusalem and go to the Temple.

Per Zechariah 14:16-19, the Feast of Booths is the only God appointed holiday gentile nations will be required to attend. The nations will be required to go before the Lord Jesus Christ during the Feast of Booths. For those nations who do not attend, no rain for your crops.

Zechariah 14:16-19 Then all the survivors from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. And should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, then the rain will not fall on them. And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

No Confusion, A Severe Recession is Coming! Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2022 by paulthepoke

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.

The “Seasonally Adjusted” employment numbers came in higher than expected. This will virtually guarantee another Fed Rate Hike into an already struggling Economy. Manufacturing jobs are decreasing. Job openings are decreasing.

Chicago PMI is below 50 to 45 indicating contraction. Orders for manufacturing are slower. Dr. Copper is dropping indicating a recession is coming. People are taking on more consumer debt with credit cards.

European inflation is over 10%. The cost of energy continues to increase. The Euro is under pressure and declining in value.

In a previous video, I mentioned hiking into a declining economy has always resulted in a Recession. If the Fed hiked in September, I expected a Severe Recession; further hikes will result in further deterioration of the Economy into something that may be much worse that a Severe Recession!!!!

Mortgage applications are at a 25-year low and in Phoenix, there are already rumors of staff cuts at local lenders. Get ready for a phenomenal buying opportunity; not yet but coming.

Dr. Charles Nenner believes there will be a bounce in the Equity and Bond Markets too. He looks to late October into November for the bounce. Be nimble and quick, it is just a bounce in the markets.

https://michaeldouville.com/

The Federal Reserve has it all under control (sarcasm).

Inflation will no longer be a concern in the coming months. Is inflation peaking? Food, energy, and housing inflation continues to rise.

Your Job is going to be your concern. The Federal Reserve is using the Strategy of Demand Destruction to control Inflation. They know that Severe Recessions KILL Inflation. It also kills jobs, and Businesses, investments, futures…

Real wages are decreasing. People have less money.

More Interest rate hikes are likely to come. Pay off your debts. The cost of money is going up.

It may be awhile. At some point, opportunity is coming. Be prepared and ready!

TWIP: Israel & Lebanon Gas Deal?; Crimean Kerch Bridge Fallout; Kim Jung Un; Food Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 10:34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an axe, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One.

On This Week in Prophecy… It would appear Israel and Lebanon have reached a historic agreement in regards to maritime borders and the development of natural gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement has not been signed on the dotted line. Details are beginning to leak out into news outlets.

Israel appears to have its security concerns addressed and met. The Karish gas field will likely remain under Israeli control.

Lebanon will get the economic benefit of the Qana gas field. Total Energy of France will help develop the gas field. Allegedly…

The devil will be in the details…

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/11/israel-lebanon-agree-on-draft-deal-on-maritime-borders

Ezekiel 38:1… 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…

The Kerch Bridge connecting the Crimea Peninsula and the mainland of Russia was blown up over the weekend. Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved with the opening of the bridge a few years ago. The explosion of the bridge occurred on Putin’s birthday.

Russia has since responded with heavy missile attacks across Ukraine over the past two days. Utilities including electricity and water have been destroyed throughout Ukraine.

Things are escalating quickly…

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/kerch-strait-bridge-road-and-rail-traffic-resume-to-very-limited-degree

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Kim Jung Un in North Korea is personally overseeing military drills involving a tactical nuclear attack on South Korea. He continues to aggressively posture towards the United States.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-oversaw-tactical-nuclear-military-training

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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!”

Grain container barges are backed up on the Mississippi River. Drought has resulted in lower water levels on the mighty river. The result is shipping costs are going through the roof.

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/huge-barge-logjam-mississippi-eases-vessel-shipping-prices-hyperinflate

A Dutch seed and plant company is shutting its doors in April 2023 due to the rising cost of energy, wages, and red tape. This is yet another example of food supply chains being squeezed.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

Sukkot/Tabernacles 5783/2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2022 by paulthepoke

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.’”

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).

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 is after the harvest in the fall. Simply put, it is also called “the feast” or “the festival”.

The new moon was identified in Israel on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022. Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles/15th Day of the 7th Month is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 11th at sunset. As calculated by modern man, Tabernacles is scheduled to begin on sunset Sunday, October 9th through Sunday, October 16th, 2022.

Tishri is the seventh month on a Hebrew calendar. This festival is a week-long festival from Tishri 15 to 21.

Tabernacles is the last of three festivals where men are required to make a road trip to Jerusalem and go to the Temple.

Per Zechariah 14:16-19, the Feast of Booths is the only God appointed holiday gentile nations will be required to attend. The nations will be required to go before the Lord Jesus Christ during the Feast of Booths. For those nations who do not attend, no rain for your crops.

Zechariah 14:16-19 Then all the survivors from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. And should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, then the rain will not fall on them. And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement: 5783/2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy with tags , , , , on October 3, 2022 by paulthepoke

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is celebrated on Tishri 10th. It is the last day of the 40 day period of Teshuvah. The holiday will be 10 days after Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets is declared at the sighting of the new moon.

The New Moon was sighted in Israel on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022. Therefore, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement/10th Day of the 7th Month, Tishri, starts at sunset on Thursday, October 6th, and ends on Friday, October 7th, 2022 on our western Gregorian calendar.

As calculated in the secular world, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement/10th day of the 7th month, Tishri, begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 4th and ends at sunset on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.

This holiday is viewed as the holiest day of Judaism. The day is a Sabbath day of rest. Yom Kippur is the only feast 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.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

Israel & Lebanon, Whose Natural Gas? -Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2022 by paulthepoke

Psalm 2 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”

“I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”

Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

David Schenker, an interviewee for this story, is a top chap and once upon a time acquaintance of yours truly. The demarcation of the maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean has been a contentious issue since the discovery of natural gas under the seabed. “The Watchmen” webcast has highlighted this issue previously.

As the US Ambassador presented Michel Aoun with Special Envoy Hochstein’s proposal for finalizing the agreement on demarcation, Czekmate was caught off-guard by the disarmingly congenial (relative term) reaction of Hezbollah figurehead Hasan Nasrallah. The coalition government in Jerusalem is corrupt (also a relative term), and I cannot shake the feeling that secret side-deals have been made.

That would put Israeli leftists in the same bed as their enemies with the US pimping the consummation. It would add an additional equation to the Nord Stream problem set.

I hope I’m wrong. What was it? Who benefitted? Psalm 2.

https://jewishinsider.com/2022/09/amos-hochstein-lebanon-israel-maritime-mediterranean/

The issue is the Karish Gas Field off the coast of Israel. The only line that existed prior to the discovery of the Karish Gas Field was the red line. In November of 2019, Israel discovered natural gas. Since then, Lebanon has redrawn a yellow, green, and blue line. As of October 2022, Lebanon wants to live by the blue line and reap the benefits of the Karish Field.

In a turn of events, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has voiced a United States mediated agreement between Israel and Lebanon as an “important step”.

“…new and promising horizons for the people of Lebanon by rescuing the country from the crisis it has fallen into.”

“Only Lebanon will make the decision to demarcate its maritime boundaries, and it will do this according to what Lebanon sees as good for the state,” Hassan Nasrallah.

Previously, Nasrallah’s comments were about military targeting of Israeli resources if they chose to drill in the Karish.

“Israel believes that it is both possible and necessary to reach an agreement on a maritime line between Lebanon and Israel, in a manner that will serve the interests of the citizens of both countries.” -Spokesperson, Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid

Amos Hochstein of the United States has been the mediator.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lebanon-receives-written-us-proposal-for-maritime-border-deal-with-israel/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-subdued-comments-nasrallah-calls-maritime-border-deal-proposal-important-step/

More bait to set the hook…

Ezekiel 38:2-5 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.

CNN & “Rapture Anxiety”

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fake News???, Prophecy, Rapture, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2022 by paulthepoke

2 Peter 3:4 …and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue just as they were from the beginning of creation.”

Congratulations to CNN, you as well as many others, continue to fulfill God’s word.

Titus 2:13 …waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…

Apparently, those of us who believe in the rapture are causing mental trauma and anxiety to certain segments of our society.

Those who have experienced said anxieties call themselves “exvangelicals”. They have been exposed to “traumatic religious experiences”. They say it can take years or a lifetime to recover.

Mental health professionals call this “rapture anxiety”. Darren Slade, President/CEO of the Global Center for Religious Research was quoted. CNN claims Slade is a Baptist Preacher and religious scholar. Slade also believes in “modern rapture theory” which states the idea of the rapture was initiated in the 1800’s.

“This is a real thing. It’s a chronic problem. This is a new area of study, but in general, our research has revealed that religious trauma leads to an increase of anxiety, depression, paranoia and even some OCD-like behaviors: ‘I need to say this prayer of salvation so many times,’ ‘I need to confess my sins so often.’”

“Now imagine. You are taught that at any minute, you could be left here on Earth. What does that do to the teenager who just had premarital sex, or even simply took the Lord’s name in vain?”

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/us/rapture-anxiety-evangelical-exvangelical-christianity-cec

Article written by AJ Willingham

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To the critic who says the word “rapture” is not in the English translation of the Bible. Congratulations to the critic, you are correct. The word “rapture” is not in the English translated Bible. Hopefully this does not shake anyone’s faith. So where does the word “rapture” come?

For the answer, we have to go back to the fourth century. St. Jerome was commissioned by Pope Damasus in 382 AD to translate the Bible into the Latin language. St. Jerome translated the New Testament from the original Greek. The saint was the Pope’s secretary. He finished the translation before Damasus died in 384 AD. After the Pope’s death, St. Jerome moved to Bethlehem. By 405 AD, he had translated the Hebrew Bible or what we call the Old Testament. By the 13th century, St. Jerome’s translation had become the official Latin translation of the Bible for the Roman Catholic Church. The Latin translation of the Bible is called the Vulgate. The Vulgate is generally credited as the first translation of the Old Testament. http://www.Vulgate.org

This is how we get our Bible. Depending on the version or translation we read, the New Testament was translated from the original Greek. The Old Testament was by in large translated from the Hebrew language with the exception of a few chapters in Daniel and Ezra which are written in Aramaic. Sorry, the Bible was not originally commissioned and written in Old English from the King of England in the early 17th century.

The example for the word “rapture” comes from 1 Thessalonians 4:17. Jerome translated from the original Greek as written by the Apostle Paul. Below is the original Greek writing of the verse. The word in question is underlined in the Latin, Greek, and English versions.

1 Thessalonians 4:17      ἔπειτα ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες οἱ περιλειπόμενοι ἅμα σὺν αὐτοῖς ἁρπαγησόμεθα ἐν νεφέλαις εἰς ἀπάντησιν τοῦκυρίου εἰς ἀέρα· καὶ οὕτως πάντοτε σὺν κυρίῳ ἐσόμεθα. https://net.bible.org/#!bible/1+Thessalonians+4

Epistula Ad Thessalonicenses I – Chapter 4:17 deinde nos qui vivimus qui relinquimur simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus obviam Domino in aera et sic semper cum Domino erimus.

The word is “rapiemur” in Latin. http://www.Vulgate.org

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. New American Standard Bible.

The English word “rapture” comes from “rapiemur” of the Latin translation of the Bible.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. The original Greek word for “caught up” is ηαρπαζο/harpazo. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: to seize, carry off by force, claim for one’s self eagerly, to snatch out or away.

Jesus will seize and claim eagerly for Himself those who believe in Him. Once believers are claimed, we are forever with Him. If the security of that verse is not enough…

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Rapture Verses in the Bible

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

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Genesis 5:21-24 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

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2 Kings 2:11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.

Elisha was not the only witness to this event. 2 Kings 2:7 Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. The text says there were at least 51 others at the event site.

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Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, He enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walked in his upright way.

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Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

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Isaiah 25:18 He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken.

The context of these verses in Isaiah has the resurrection first and then there is this…

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you; hide for a little while until indignation runs its course.

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Zephaniah 2:2-3 Before the decree takes effect. The day passes like the chaff. Before the burning anger of the Lord comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you.

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.

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