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Warsaw Middle East Peace and Security Conference, February 2019

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:3 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.

February 14, 2019, Warsaw, Poland

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The slogan, “Peace and Security in the Middle East”.

The talking points and sound bites coming from the conference mirror the comments of the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5.

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President Trump adviser Jared Kushner spoke at the event in Warsaw.

Kushner stated, “We will present the U.S. Israeli-Palestinian peace plan after the April 9th elections in Israel – both sides will have to make compromises.”

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in attendance. He made the following comments.

“You can’t achieve stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran. It’s just not possible. There are malign influences in Lebanon, Yemen, Syria and Iraq. The three H’s- the Houthis, Hamas and Hezbollah. These are real threats.” -US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/kushner-israel-palestinians-trump-peace-plan-warsaw-1.6936851

Click on the video for conference comments

Russia boycotted the event in Warsaw and held its own peace conference in Sochi, Russia. President Putin hosted their allies of Turkey and Iran…

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“There is peace and security…”

Currently, there is no peace and no security. Politicians are talking about achieving peace and security. Eventually they will declare, peace and security.

The headlines do make one wonder. How close are we to the remainder of the verse?

…then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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Middle East Peace: “The Deal of the Century”

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2019 by paulthepoke

President Donald Trump has completed his plan for peace between the Palestinians and Israel. It has been dubbed “The Deal of the Century”. The plan is reported to be 175-200 pages. Less than five people are reported to have read the plan.

President Trump has asked his son-in-law Jared Kushner to be the point man for the peace plan. Kushner is expected to go to Poland and the Middle East to discuss the plan later in February 2019.

Kushner is expected to stop in Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Kushner will be accompanied by Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt, the State Department’s Special Representative to Iran Brian Hook, and Deputy Assistant to the President Avi Berkowitz.

The focus of the trip is the economic portion of the peace plan. The plan is expected to offer employment prospects in the public and private sectors of the Palestinian economy.

“Jared is going to present the economic plan to the region. The economic plan only works if the region supports it. We understand that if the political aspect of it is not solid, the economic aspect is meaningless. But at the same time the political aspect will not succeed without a proper economic plan.” -Senior White House Official.

President Trump is not expected to release the complete details of the plan to the public until Israeli elections are completed on April 9, 2019.

Israel Ministry Foreign Affairs

Granted, there is no third Jewish Temple, no two witnesses, and there is not a 10 nation leadership structure in place. That said, this all has to start with talks of peace.

Be ready. Be aware. Be vigilant…

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 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.

Jesus is knocking at the door…

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on November 22, 2018 by paulthepoke

We all have so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for the many blessings God has giving me. Thankful for doors he closed. Thankful for hard lessons learned. Thankful for his love. And thankful for so so much more. Count your blessings!

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time and company with family and friends.

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

Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.

Have a thankful Thursday my friends!!! ~Paul Beverly

 

 

Jude: Our Common Salvation

Posted in Gospel, Jude with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2018 by paulthepoke

Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation…

Beloved… This is the noun form of the word αγαπαο/agapao or “love”. In this case, it is the Greek word Ἀγαπητοί/agapetoi. Per Strong’s Concordance, it can be translated as:  beloved, esteemed, dear, favorite, worthy of love. Simply put, loved ones.

Jude is addressing “loved ones” in Jesus Christ. Believers in Jesus are loved.

…while I was making every effort to write you… Jude wants his audience to know he is focused. As a mindset, Jude has been continually intent to make it known to fellow believers. Jude also wants to communicate with σπουδή/spoude. The word can be translated as: haste, earnestness, diligence; earnestness in accomplishing, promoting, or striving after anything; to give all diligence, interest one’s self most earnestly. σπουδή/spoude is where we get the English word “speed”.

Jude is in a hurry to give it all he has to write and write and write to fellow believers.

crossdarkWrite about what??? This is the original, urgent intent of Jude’s letter …our common salvation…

Salvation or σωτηρία/soteria in the original Greek… Soteriology is the field of study of our “salvation”. Defined by Strong’s as: deliverance, preservation, safety; deliverance from the molestation of enemies in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the soul’s safety or salvation.

Messianic salvation as the present possession of all true Christians.

Future salvation is the sum of benefits and blessings which Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God.

A.W. Pink stated this is a fourfold salvation: saved from the penalty, power, presence and most importantly the pleasure of sin.

 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is our salvation. The Apostle Paul offers what many believe to be the definitive statement on the gospel. This is of the utmost importance as stated by the Apostle Paul. This is the priority. As believers in Jesus Christ we should draw a line in the sand and stick a flag in the ground over this issue. If a person does not get the issue of the gospel of Jesus Christ right, big time eternal problems.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…

Jesus Christ died. He was buried. And He was raised.

This is the gospel message of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the ευαγγελιον/euaggelion. This is really “good news”.

Here is how Strong’s Concordance defines “gospel”. It is the glad tidings of salvation through Christ. This is the proclamation of the grace of God manifest and pledged in Christ. As the messianic rank of Jesus was proved by his words, his deeds, and his death, the narrative of the sayings, deeds, and death of Jesus Christ came to be called the gospel or glad tidings.

The resume of Christ is sequentially ordered in Strong’s definition of the gospel. The glad tidings of the kingdom of God soon to be set up, subsequently also of Jesus the Messiah, the founder of this kingdom. After the death of Christ, the term comprises also the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ as having suffered death on the cross to procure eternal salvation for the men in the kingdom of God, but as restored to life and exalted to the right hand of God in heaven, thence to return in majesty to consummate the kingdom of God.

The issue of the gospel is not an intellectual decision. The gospel is a moral issue. Does God exist and does He take the issue of sin seriously? If so, then there is accountability. The issue needs serious attention. Eternal life and eternal death are on the line. The destination of your eternal soul is at stake. This is about getting your heart, soul, and mind right with the Creator.

This good news is for everybody! God does not discriminate. The most brutal, unsavory character can be saved from eternal hell if they believe the gospel message. One can think up the vilest person in their mind and that person too can be saved with their belief in Jesus Christ. We are all equal at the foot of the cross. Even a barbaric Scythian can be saved by the cross work of Jesus…

Colossians 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ…

 

 

Our Daily Bread, Love & Pray… Paul Beverly

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

I see the words love & pray as action verbs. I believe they are the two most mentioned action verbs in the Bible as well. That tells me our days should always involve loving & praying. Love is mentioned 310 times & pray 313 times in the King James Version. That’s a lot of times in the instruction book for life. Are you loving & praying enough?

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John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Have an awesome week my friends!!!

Trend Update: Kushner Visits the Middle East, June 2018

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

June 24, 2018: Senior Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner has been traveling around the Middle East. He has been meeting with kings and heads of states in the name of peace.

Kushner recently completed an interview with the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds (this is the Arab name for Jerusalem).

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“I am ready to work with President Abbas, if he wishes. You deserve to have a bright future, now is the time for both the Israelis and Palestinians to strengthen their leaderships and re-focus them to encourage them to open up towards a solution, and not fear trying.”

 

“If President Abbas is ready to go back to the negotiations table, then we are ready to participate in the discussion, but if it’s not the case, then we are going to make the plan public.” Senior Presidential Adviser, Jared Kushner

Details of the Trump peace plan are beginning to emerge. East Jerusalem is believed to be designated as the capital of Palestine. Economic incentives for infrastructure are part of the package and plan. The status quo will remain for the religious sites on the Temple Mount.

“They all insist that al-Aqsa Mosque should continue to be open to all Muslims who wish to pray.”

President Trump is reportedly agreeable to a two state plan if both sides support the notion.

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Kushner is traveling with President Trump’s Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt. Their travels have seen these two in meetings around the Middle East. The focus of the talks is Palestinian-Israeli peace. Stops included a visit with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman.

 

Discussions took place in Qatar with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

A trip to Jordan resulted in talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

In Egypt, Kushner met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The latest stop includes meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador David Friedman.

http://news.trust.org/item/20180624014742-x4sxf

 

1 Thessalonians 5:3 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.

Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.

 

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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.

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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!!!

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

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