Slavery & Sex… Thoughts from an American Soldier

Posted in American soldier with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2018 by paulthepoke

Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 Timothy 1:10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine…

Slavery… Does Islam condone slavery? Does Islamic teaching allow Muslim men to keep women as sex slaves?

Islam neither ignores nor condemns slavery. In fact, a large part of the Sharia is dedicated to the practice. Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammad, who was a slave owner and trader. He captured slaves in battle. He had sex with his slaves. And he instructed his men to do the same.

The Quran actually devotes more verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves (4 verse) than it does to telling them to pray five times a day (zero verses).

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Quran 33:50 O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee.

This is one of several personal-sounding verses “from Allah” narrated by Muhammad, in this case allowing a virtually unlimited supply of sex partners. Other Muslims are restricted to four wives, but they may also have sex with any number of slaves, following the example of their prophet.

Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Titus 1:6 …namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.

 

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Quran 23:5-6 …who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess…

This verse permits the slave-owner to have sex with his slaves. See also Quran 70:29-30. The Quran is a small book, so if Allah used valuable space to repeat the same point four times, sex slavery must be very important to him.

 

Muhammad was relatively reticent on matters of human compassion and love.

Quran 4:24 And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.

Even sex with married slaves is permissible, a reference to war booty, of which slaves were a part.

Quran 8:69 But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good.

The Muslim slave master may enjoy his “catch” because (according to verse 71) “Allah gave you mastery over them.”

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Mark 12:30-31 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” -Jesus

 

Breeding slaves based on fitness…

Quran 24:32 And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves…

 

Quran 2:178 O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female.

The message of this verse, which prescribes the rules of retaliation for murder, is that all humans are not created equal. The human value of a slave is less than that of a free person. And a woman’s worth is also distinguished from that of a man.

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

 

Quran 16:75 Allah sets forth the parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; He has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom we have bestowed goodly favors from ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? By no means; praise be to Allah.

Yet another confirmation that the slave is not equal to the master. In this case, it is plain that the slave owes his status to Allah’s will. According to Quran 16:71, the owner should be careful about insulting Allah by bestowing Allah’s gifts on slaves, those whom the god of Islam has not favored.

Romans 3:22 …the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction…

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

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Putin & Netanyahu Meet in Moscow, Conflict in Golan & Damascus Escalates, May 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:8 After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel.

See video link below for additional analysis and geography.

May 9, 2018: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a day trip to Moscow, Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders participated in Russia’s VE Day military parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The event celebrated Russia’s WWII victory of the Nazis.

“I presented Israel’s obligation and right to defend itself against Iranian aggression, from Syrian territory. The Iranians declare their intention to attack us. They are trying to transfer forces and deadly weapons there with the explicit goal of attacking the State of Israel as part of their strategy to destroy the State of Israel. I told President Putin that it is our right and indeed our duty to take any steps required for to safeguard our security interests,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-putin-meet-pm-indicates-moscow-wont-curtail-israeli-strikes-in-syria/

 

Later after sunset… missiles are flying over the Golan Heights into Israel and Syria. The Israeli military is on high alert. Israeli citizens have been asked to seek shelter in some Golan communities. Rocket sirens have been activated across northern Israel.

Waves of missiles have been fired into Syria seeking Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Areas hit include the suburbs of Damascus and the Quneitra Province in Syria. Quneitra borders the Golan Heights of Israel to the east.

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Damascus is currently a free for all. The Mezzeh Military Air Base in south Damascus has been reportedly bombed two times. ISIS is firing rockets and mortars into downtown Damascus. Electricity outages are noted throughout the city.

The Assad lead Syrian Government is threatening to join the conflict. Some reports are indicating Syria has joined the assault towards the Jewish state. Israel is warning Syria to stay out of the military exchange.

See the link below for detail of strikes in the Golan Heights and Damascus.

https://syria.liveuamap.com

 

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Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal… Military Activity Near Damascus/Golan Heights, May 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2018 by paulthepoke

May 8, 2018: President Donald Trump has moved on his decision regarding the Iranian Nuclear Deal. The announcement was originally scheduled for May 12, 2018.

Today, President Trump has pulled out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

“The deal should have never ever been made,” United States President Donald Trump.

Rumors began breaking early on Tuesday morning that President Trump was going to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Program. French President Emmanuel Macron was allegedly alerted the United States was going to leave the plan.

 

Nuclear sanctions will be re-instated towards Iran. Additional economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran as well.

“Powerful sanctions will now go into full effect,” United States President Donald Trump.

 

President Donald Trump has fulfilled another campaign promise to the American people.

See the video link below for President Trump’s remarks. Video: Fox News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed support of the Trump announcement.

“Israel fully supports President Trump’s bold decision,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4195151/israel-fully-supports-president-trumps-bold-decision-netanyahu-on-u-s-withdrawal-from-iran-nuclear-deal

 

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia… all of them with shield and helmet…

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Persia will be a significant player. Persia remained Persia until the name change in the 20th century. Biblical Persia and Elam make up modern day Iran. Modern day Iran will join Russia, Turkey, and others in their invasion of Israel from the north per Ezekiel.

The Hebrew name for Persia is Parac. Per Strong’s Concordance, it is defined as the following: pure or splendid.

Persia proper was bordered on the west by Susiana or Elam, on the north by Media, on the south by the Persian Gulf and on the east by Carmania.

 

President Rouhani of Iran has rebutted President Trump’s comments. Iran states it will negotiate with the remaining countries. Rouhani indicated the United States does not keep its commitments.

See the link below for details of Rouhani’s comments.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVrlYBEVKB

Look for Iran to draw closer politically to Russia and Turkey. Look for Russian/Iranian economic and military ties to strengthen. The 2,600-year-old words of the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 38-39 are looming and prophetic fulfillment inches closer.

 

Prior to Trump’s speech, the following news broke out of the US Embassy in Israel.

In addition, Israeli military activity is reported in Damascus suburbs. Israeli citizens in the Golan Heights have been ordered to prepare to go to their bomb shelters.

https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2018/8-may-israeli-army-expands-order-to-open-bomb-shelters-for

 

Wake up! History is coming, which means Jesus is coming. And this next time He will be returning as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8-9 …but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.

Search your heart, there is still time to turn towards the Lamb of God.

 

 

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

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

thankful heartBe thankful every day. Show your thankfulness to others with appreciation for them. Give thanks to God every day for what He provides for you. Count your blessings instead of your wants. A thankful heart is a happy heart.

I start each day by giving thanks for what I have & thanks for moments in my life. Having a thankful heart sure makes my days a lot better. Be happy & content with what you have & where you currently are in life. It could always be worse.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

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

Philemon 1:4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers.

Have a thankful week my friends!!!

Israel’s 70th Anniversary, Independence Day

Posted in Pentecost/Shavuot/Feast of Weeks, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2018 by paulthepoke

Psalm 90:10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

The nation of Israel will turn 70 years old on their birthday, May 14, 2018. The Jewish nation was replanted on May 14, 1948. The verse above details the life of Israel since it was reborn. Their time as a country has been nothing but toil and trouble. Their time can also be translated as labor, sorrow, and wickedness. Israel is surrounded by people who want to destroy her and push her into the Mediterranean Sea. Today at 70, Israel has never been stronger. And she is gaining economic and military strength.

Big news making events are scheduled around the week of Israel’s birthday. Here is a list of what’s on tap.

May 12, 2018: President Donald Trump will decide the fate and direction of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Iranians entered the agreement with six countries (United States, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany) to monitor their nuclear program and aspirations. For specific details of the program, see the link below.

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently exposed the deception of the Iranians and their nuclear program. Israeli intelligence recently obtained hundreds of thousands of pieces of information detailing Iranian intentions.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/04/30/trend-update-iran-lied-big-time-april-2018/

 

May 14, 2018: Israel will celebrate their 70th year as a country. Festivities for the event started on April 18. 2018. See the link below for a list of the celebratory events that kicked off the Independence Day.

https://www.jpost.com/Israels-70th-anniversary/Israels-70th-birthday-celebrations-549815

 

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Photo: Jerusalem Post

May 14, 2018: The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to the world. The move has caused an international uproar. President Trump looks to deliver on a campaign promise for this historic day. Israel appreciated the gesture so much, the Sanhedrin has minted a half shekel Temple coin with his likeness on the coin.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/03/08/trend-update-temple-coin-with-trump-likeness-in-high-demand-march-2018/

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/u-s-to-open-jerusalem-embassy-in-may-white-house-official-says-1.5845868

Ron Dermer is the Israeli Ambassador to the United States.

 

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Photo: Jerusalem Post

May 15, 2018: Nakba Day. The Palestinians refer to Israeli Independence as Nakba Day. Nakba is the Arabic word for “catastrophe”. They acknowledge Nakba Day the day after Israel’s declaration on May 15. Nakba day was initiated on Israel’s 50th Independence Day by Yasser Arafat.

Palestinians traditionally recognize the day with rocks and slingshots, Molotov cocktails, burning tires, IED’s, and violent protests. There may be special plans for this year’s events in light of the significance of Israel’s 70th anniversary and other surrounding events.

 

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May 16, 2018: Since the decision was made, other countries are following suit. Other countries have pledged to move their embassies to Jerusalem. Guatemala has taken the lead and already completed the transition. Guatemala will open their Jerusalem embassy on this date.

 

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Sunset May 19, 2018: God’s appointed Feast of Weeks or Shavuot is scheduled to begin. Christians refer to this day as Pentecost. Shavuot is one of the three holidays where Jewish men are required to come to Jerusalem (Exodus 23:14-17). The men were to make their presentation and sacrifice before God at the Temple.

As stated in the Leviticus passage, it is seven weeks after Passover. It is a celebration of the completed grain harvest. The holiday is also a celebration of God giving the Torah (instruction or law) to nation Israel. Because of this, Shavuot is considered as the beginning or birth of Judaism.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/05/17/shavuotpentecost-part-1/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/pentecostshavuotfeast-of-weeks/

 

Despite the deadly intentions of their neighbors, settle in. Israel is not going anywhere. The Jewish nation is here to stay.

Amos 9:15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

 

Happy Independence Day to Israel on its 70th birthday.

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Trend Update: Earthquakes & Volcanic Eruptions, Hawaii, May 2018

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on May 4, 2018 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes…

Developing Story…

As of the writing of this post (5/4/18, 10:00 p.m. CDT), the big island of Hawaii has experienced over 400 earthquakes including the largest tremor of 6.9 magnitude.

Multiple volcanic eruptions are reported in a local neighborhood, Leilani Estates.

Click on the links below for multiple videos and pictures being posted. Video and pictures are incredible and dramatic.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/14324385/two-homes-destroyed-from-lava-breakouts-so-far

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38087728/puna-warned-series-of-quakes-could-indicate-eruption-is-possible

 

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https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map

Last month in April 2018, the island of Kauai experienced close to 50″ of rain in about a 24 hour period.

Micah 1:4 And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.

 

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Apologists & Apostasy… Thoughts from an American Soldier

Posted in American soldier with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2018 by paulthepoke

While the rest of the world generally believes if God wanted people dead over their religious beliefs, then He would do the job Himself. Apostasy was taken so seriously by Muslims, that it spawned the first of many serious internal wars.

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Immediately after Muhammad’s death, several tribes wanted to leave Islam and return to their preferred religion. In a conflict known as the Ridda (apostasy) Wars, they were slaughtered in such places recalled as “Garden of Death” and “Gulley of Blood”. These events occurred during the first caliph Abu Bakr’s aggressive and violent campaign to force submission. Abu Bakr had to keep the tribute payments flowing back to Mecca. Within months, a great many people were dead including Muslims who had memorized the Quran by heart.

As Abu Bakr, Muhammad’s closest companion, explained in a letter at the time, his prophet “struck whoever turned his back to Him until he came to Islam, willingly or grudgingly.” Abu Bakr promised to “burn them with fire, slaughter them by any means, and take women and children captive” any who left Islam. You can find this here… (al-Tabari v10 p.55-57)

Ali, the fourth “Rightly Guided Caliph” was Muhammad’s son-in-law. Ali was one of the first converts to Islam. He also had people burned alive for wanting to follow their conscience. An old man named Rumahis b. Mansur, who regretted leaving Christianity and vowed not to remain a Muslim, was quickly beheaded by Ali. Here’s where it’s found in case anyone challenges your knowledge of the TRUTH… (al-Tabari v.17 p.191).

In 1400 years, there has never been a system of Islamic law that did not prescribe the death penalty for Muslims choosing to leave Islam. Even in modern, ostensibly secular Islamic countries with constitutions “guaranteeing” freedom of religion, there is de facto enforcement of this law with intimidation and the vigilante murder of apostates.

A sound philosophy never requires violence or threats to retain believers. Contemporary Muslim apologists sometimes find it embarrassing that their religion, and theirs alone, endorses killing someone over a mere change in opinion.

As critic Geert Wilders puts it, “Any religion that invites you in but then will not let you out is no longer a religion”.

There are various tricks played to deny or explain away this weak and draconian thought which is so well-ensconced in Islamic tradition.

 

So do NOT believe APOLOGISTS OF ISLAM: THOSE THAT TRY TO DEFEND ISLAM…

These apologists also ignore the actions of Muhammad at Mecca and those actions of his companions following his death, particularly the bloody Ridda Wars. How could those closest to him have felt that there should be “no compulsion in religion” if they were instructed to kill anyone who wanted to leave Islam?

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