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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.



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!!!


Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2017 by paulthepoke

prayerI’ve always believed in God, but for a long period in my life I hardly ever prayed. I may go to our Father in Heaven when I wanted something, but that was about it. Now I pray every day, sometimes several times a day. I go to God to give thanks. I go to Him to pray for others. I go to Him seeking continued happiness. I go to Him for pretty much everything. I believe He wants that kind of relationship with all of us. You don’t have to be eloquent with words to have a conversation with God. Talk to Him like you do with anyone. He wants to hear what’s in your heart. Give it all to Him & have faith that He is listening. He will give you exactly what you need.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.

Matthew 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Have a praying week my friends!!!


The Evils of Five Nights at Freddy’s…Featuring Bryant Lehr, Halloween 2017

Posted in Culture, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2017 by paulthepoke


The  game Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror game that was released on August 8th, 2014. No, this game is not based off of Freddy’s Steakburgers and Custard. And no, it is not based off of Freddy Krueger. Five Nights at Freddy’s takes place at Freddy Fazebear’s Pizzeria. This is a spinoff of Chuck E. Chesse’s but you’re not there during the day. You’re there at night. Why? Because there have been alleged reports of the animatronic characters wandering around at night and killing the guards in the game.

Hang on! The Bible tells us to not kill people.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not murder.

The goal of the game is to survive the night from the animatronics who are closing in and wanting to kill you.

Ever since this game was released, five more versions of this game have been launched. The game has become increasingly popular.

How was this concept conceived? Well, the creator Scott Cawthon, had been creating more kid-friendly games such as Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. when he saw a rating that said one of the characters looked like a “scary animatronic animal”. He (Cawthon) then thought that he could create an even scarier, more demonic concept. And, the crazier thing is, he claims to be a Christian! What sort of Christian makes horror games?!

The Bible tells us to stay away from evil!

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.


Now to explain the evil, in the first game, the man on the phone talks about an incident called the “Bite of ‘87”. This is where an animatronic murders a child. In the fourth game, it is revealed that a child is shoved into the animatronic’s mouth by bullies.

Woah! God tells us the punishment for child sacrifice is death!

Leviticus 20:2 Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.


The “Purple Guy” in the game goes on a child killing spree. The souls of the children possess the animatronic characters.  They get their revenge on the “Purple Guy” by locking him in a suit. “Purple Guy” turns out to be the antagonist, Springtrap, in the third game. Springtrap is kept away with a tempting child’s recorded voice.


I could go on and on about these evils. But God wants us to think of better things than these evils.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

God bless.


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Revelation: Sardis, The Thief is Coming

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:3b …If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

…If you will not wake up…The implication is the believers at the church in Sardis are asleep. This is the second time believers in Sardis are told to wake up. And if you don’t wake up, a consequence is coming.

Consequence, I will come like a thief. This is not the first time Jesus tells believers He will come like a thief. Other New Testament epistles make the same point. See Paul and Peter.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”


…and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Jesus is beyond fair. He is not leaking new information. Readers of the Bible should know He has spoken this concept before.

Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. -Jesus

Do we think Jesus is kidding? Look at all of the examples given in the writing above. And this is not a comprehensive list. There were other verses expressing the same idea. We have been given fair warning. Get ready. He is coming again.

Luke 12:40 “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” -Jesus


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Trend Update: Russia, Turkey, & Iran…Peace Makers in Syria, August 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-2 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…

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

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

Ezekiel 38-39 says Russia allied with Turkey, Iran and others are going to invade Israel from the north. Look who is getting together to form an alliance for peace on Israel’s northern border in Syria.

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August 8-9, 2017: Turkey, Iran, and Russia are having peace talks about “safe zones” in Syria. The location of the discussion is Tehran, Iran. This is according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

According to Lavrov, there are three operating safe zones in Syria. They include: southern Syria, Eastern Ghouta, and north of Homs. The focus of the peace talks is the Idlib province.

The safe zones were allegedly brokered on May 4, 2017. Turkey, Iran and Russia signed the deal to establish safe zones in Syria. More discussion is scheduled for later in August 2017.

This per the Daily Sabah out of Turkey.


August 9, 2017: A peace deal has been reached in Cairo, Egypt regarding a safe zone. The meeting was between the Russian Defense Ministry and Syrian opposition. The safe zone is the area between Hama (ancient Hamath of Jeremiah 49) and Homs. Again…Russia, Turkey, and Iran are the enforcers of the ceasefire.

This per Sputnik News out of Russia.


August 8, 2017: Israel has held secret talks with the Russians and the United States. Meetings reportedly took place in Europe and Jordan. The Israeli concern is the increased presence of Iranian troops near the border in the Golan Heights. Increased Iranian presence is an Israeli concern all across Syria.

Here is the official statement from Israel.

“Senior Israeli officials said that the main dispute was that the Americans and the Russians see the cease-fire in southern Syria and the safe zones as a practical and tactical means of stabilizing the situation and enable a focus on wiping out the Islamic State and lowering the flames of the civil war. Israel, however, believes that the agreement should be considered from a long-term, strategic perspective and should focus on what the extent of Iranian influence will be in Syria after the civil war ends.

The Israelis told their interlocutors that the agreement should provide a solution not regarding Iranian presence in the 20 kilometers from the Israeli border, but for the rest of Syria as well. A senior Israeli official said the Israelis told the Russians and the Americans that they had to demand from the Iranians that the Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah and the Shi’ite militias in Syria must leave the country.”

Southfront is a global intelligence agency.

More troops are going to be necessary to keep the peace. This is escalating faster than earlier plans revealed by the Russians.

IDP_2017_Final_with UN logo_WebIn case you didn’t know…The United Nations International Peace Day is scheduled for September 21, 2017. This also coincides with the start of God’s Appointed Fall Feasts. This year’s theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

For those who have not made a decision on Jesus Christ. You might want to think about it. Did He really die for sin?

Time to be vigilant and pay attention…

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 


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Trend Update: Russian Troops on Israeli Border Near Golan Heights, July 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2017 by paulthepoke

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.

The prophet Ezekiel is talking to Gog of Magog. Magog is widely considered to be modern day Russia. Russia is the uttermost parts of the north from Israel. The largest peaks and mountains of Israel are located in the Golan Heights.

July 19, 2017: According to Sputnik News out of Russia, Russian troops are essentially on the Israeli and Syrian border. This story is being written from Quneitra, Syria. Russian troops are administering humanitarian aid in the town of Quneitra. Food, basic goods, and medical care and supplies are being distributed.

“Now the situation is much better. Thanks to the Syrian army and Russia for saving us from terrorism,” anonymous elderly Syrian man.

“Now everything is quiet, there is the furthest point [we control] some hundreds meters in front. A militants-controlled settlement follows. There is no communication between us, there are three roads and all of them are blocked. We have left only one small path for the militants, who want to lay down their weapons,” Senior Syrian Officer assisted by Russian officers.

This story was first reported as a possibility by the private Israeli intelligence website a couple of days ago. is also reporting Russian troops are now in Quneitra. Russia and Syria are promising more aid to the area. Israel had been providing aid to the area because the Quneitra region had been isolated by all the fighting.

The following statistical data is provided by This is what has taken place under “The Good Neighbor” program by Israel. 200,000 Syrian villagers have been receiving aid from Israel.  This includes 80 non-ISIS rebel-controlled villages 15km deep inside the Syrian Golan. In 2016, Israel sent over half a million liters of heavy fuel, 360 tons of foodstuffs, 77 tons of clothing and shoes, tens of generators, a water system, medical treatment including hospital care for the sick, and a field hospital on the border for injured Syrians.

“Where were the Russians all these years when Israel alone helped the beleaguered villages across its border?” IDF Officers.


A second ceasefire deal is on the negotiating table in Syria. President Trump made this comment during a joint press conference with French President Macron.

“By having some communication and dialogue (with Russia) we were able to have a ceasefire and it’s going to go on very well. Frankly, we are working on a second ceasefire in a very rough part of Syria,” President Donald Trump.


Time to really pay attention! We are talking about peace! The Apostle Paul warned from roughly 2,000 years ago. Ezekiel warned from 2,600 years ago.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Is this the time the prophets warned a future generation???

Do your homework, your eternal soul is at stake. Jesus Christ may be knocking…



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Trend Update: Palestinian’s Abbas Ready for Peace with Israel, May 2017

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2017 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

May 12, 2017: Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has changed his mind. Apparently the meeting last week in Washington D.C. between President Abbas and President Trump had quite an impact. Mahmoud Abbas states his willingness for peace with Israel is “unprecedented”.

Abbas made the following statement after meeting with Trump in DC.

“We believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts, because, Mr. President, you have the determination and you have the desire to see it come to fruition and become successful.”  -Palestinian Authority President Abbas

Abbas has stated he is ready to reach a peace deal with Israel. Multiple statements of flexibility have been noted by Abbas in the past week. He is ready to negotiate peace talks with Israel without pre conditions under the direction of President Trump.

Palestinian advisers are apparently willing to swap land with Israel. The Palestinians are allegedly acknowledging West Bank settlements will remain part of Israel in the potential peace agreement.

President Trump for his part states he is committed to negotiating for peace between the two parties.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has not said much publically on the issue.

Peace talks look to resume after May 22, 2017 after Trump’s trip to the Middle East region.

Last week after Abbas and Trump met in DC, the terrorist group Hamas has stated Abbas does not represent Palestine. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri stated Abbas has no authority to negotiate. Hamas also calls Israel “illegal”.

Sami Abu Zuhri Israel National News

“No one has authorized Mahmoud Abbas to represent the Palestinian people and no one is obligated to any position he’s issued. We reject Abbas’s statement that all final status issues are solvable, because national rights belong to all Palestinians and no one person can relinquish them.” -Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri

President Abbas countered with the following statement, “Our strategic option is to bring about peace based on the vision of the two-state [solution], a Palestinian state with its capital of East Jerusalem that lives in peace and stability with the state of Israel, based on the borders of 1967.”

There appears to be a conflict in the message coming from Palestinian circles…


The Bible makes the claim the time to be concerned is when peace and safety are at hand. Currently (May 2017), there is no Temple in Jerusalem for the antichrist to defile. There is no 10 nation federation or beast on the geo-political stage. The parties are talking about meeting to negotiate for peace…

That said, pay attention.


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