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Fulfilling Hagar’s Promise

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Egypt/Nile River, Isaiah, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2019 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 19:22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and He will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

The concept of “striking” in the verse is noted consistently with idea of war or battle. The vast majority of times, the word for “striking” is nagaph in the Hebrew.  Nagaph is to win the battle. In Ye Olde English… smote or smite. Someone gets smacked. See an example below.

2 Chronicles 25:22 And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home.

Somebody is going to be defeated and in this case it is Egypt. Now the loss is not intended to be permanent. God has purpose and He is the One directing history. The intent is to bring Egypt towards Him. 

Twice in Isaiah 19:22, God states He will rapha or “heal” Egypt.

…and they will return to the LORD… The verb in question is “return” or shab in the Hebrew. It means: to turn back, return. So this begs the question, “When was Egypt ever with the Lord?” Return to the Lord? Really…

This is the fulfillment of a promise to Hagar, an Egyptian.

Genesis 16:3 So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.

As the story goes, Abram fathered a son with Hagar, Ishmael. And there was this prophecy from the Angel of the Lord.

Genesis 16:11-12 And the angel of the LORD said to her, “Behold, you are pregnant and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has listened to your affliction. He shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.”

God listened to Hagar. And the name Ishmael means “God hears”. God always reminds us with the name Ishmael, He hears Ishmael. And frequently after God calls Ishmael (God Hears) by his name, He states, “I have heard you…” God always hears Ishmael.

Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance. 

God has always heard and watched over Ishmael, even after Hagar and he were kicked out of their home with Abraham.

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Genesis 21:17 And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

God has never left the descendants of Hagar and Ishmael. He has always watched over them and still has a promise of hope for them today.

Genesis 21:20 And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.

God promised to make a great nation from the line of Ishmael. Granted, this is the birth of the Arab people. But, Ishmael is the descendant of an Egyptian.

Genesis 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.

Genesis 21:18 Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”

And Ishmael (half Egyptian) married an Egyptian woman. His offspring were ¾ Egyptian.

Genesis 21:21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

God is not finished with the Egyptian people. He still hears them today. Approximately 4,100 years ago, God made a promise to the Egyptian people. And He always keeps His promises.

…and He will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

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Trend Update: UNESCO Secret Vote & Tomb of the Patriarchs, July 2017

Posted in Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2017 by paulthepoke

Genesis 50:13 for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place.

This is one of many references for the burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The wives of the patriarchs were buried here as well. That includes Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah. The reference in Genesis 50 is to Jacob.

Abraham originally purchased the plot of land with silver.

Genesis 23:16-17 Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants. So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over…

Genesis 23:19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

Machpelah is Hebron in the book of Genesis. And roughly 4,000 years later, the location is still Hebron in the 21st century. Hebron is located in the West Bank south of Jerusalem approximately 20 miles. Hebron is the largest Palestinian city with a population of 200,000.

Friday, July 07, 2017: Under the cloak of darkness, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a secret vote in Krakow, Poland. The World Heritage Committee introduced the secret Hebron Solution at the request of three member states.

z14830455V,Instalacja-z-okazji-nadania-Krakowowi-tytulu-miastUNESCO voted the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Hebron’s Old City as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. Jews refer to the site as the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs. Muslims call the location the Ibrahimi Mosque. The location was also deemed an “endangered Palestinian site” by UNESCO.

The vote went down as follows. Twelve nations voted in favor, three opposed, and six abstained. As far as what countries voted and how they voted, that information is not available.

The following countries are members of the World Heritage Committee per the UNESCO website: Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkino Faso, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, Tanzania, Viet Nam, and Zimbabwe.

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“Today, Palestine and the world, through UNESCO, celebrate Hebron as part of world heritage, a value that transcends geography, religion, politics, and ideology. This vote celebrated facts and rejected the shameless high-profile political bullying and attempts at extortion.” -Palestinian Foreign Ministry

After the UNESCO vote, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut $1 million dollars to UNESCO funding.

“In the face of UNESCO’s denial, the prime minister is determined to present to the whole world the historical truth and the thousands of years of deep Jewish roots in Hebron.” -Netanyahu Spokesman

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-hebron-idUSKBN19S1VR

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40530396

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-cuts-1-million-more-from-un-budget-following-unesco-hebron-vote/

Jacob was buried with his fathers at this location in Hebron. Jacob wrestled with God for an evening and had a life altering experience.

Genesis 32:28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

UNESCO, by the way…Jacob…Israel…same thing.

 

 

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Revelation: Thyatira, Lead Me Not Into Temptation

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 2:20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

Jezebel, she calls herself a prophetess. There is absolutely nothing that is divinely inspired about this woman. She does not have a clue about the future. She is only thinking about the here and now. She wants her way.

Jezebel is a bad influence. She could care less about others. She leads others into temptation.

…commit acts of immorality…This is an example of the translators providing a sanitary, politically correct interpretation. The Greek word is πορνευο/porneo. It is where the English term “pornography” comes.

Strong’s defines porneo as: to prostitute one’s body to the lust of another; to give one’s self to unlawful sexual intercourse; to commit fornication. Metaphorically: to be given to idolatry, to worship idols; to permit one’s self to be drawn away by another into idolatry.

 

…and eat things sacrificed to idols. This would be the case of food or animals killed in the name of other false gods.

A modern day example for the believer would be the Muslim holiday of Eid. Eid al-Adha is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. This is a memorial of the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah. As contrasted to the Bible in Genesis 22 where Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac to Yahweh (God).

During Eid thousands of sheep, goats, and cows are sacrificed. This event marks the end of what is called Dhu al-Hiijah. The sacrificed meat is given to the poor. Jesus is stating, “Do not eat foods sacrificed to idols or other gods.”

As a reminder…Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

 

Revelation 2:21 I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.

God the Father, Son, and Spirit is patient. The message to Jezebel is a message for all of us today. We have a free will choice. He is not making any of us change our behavior. He wants us to change our ways. There is time NOW to change our minds and ways. But there will come a time, when time runs out.

Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.

Jezebel loved the bed and to the bed she will go…not exactly what she is expecting. In this case, the bed is effectively a hospital bed. It is the Greek word κλινε/kline; a couch on which a sick man is carried.

God is not interested in lip service. He wants abstinence instead of prostitution and other forms of unlawful fornication. If not, trouble is coming in the form of seven years of hell on Earth.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Trend Update: Blood Red Rivers/Streets, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2016

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 14, 2016 by paulthepoke

Dhaka, Bangladesh: This is real blood. This is not an algae bloom, a fertilizer spill, bacteria gone wild, or an environmental mess. This is the Muslim Holiday Eid.

Eid al-Adha is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. This is a memorial of the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah. As contrasted to the Bible in Genesis 22 where Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac to Yahweh (God).

During Eid thousands of sheep, goats, and cows are sacrificed. This event marks the end of what is called Dhu al-Hiijah. The sacrificed meat is given to the poor.

It was reported that two bulls escaped sacrifice and managed to cause chaos.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016: Heavy rain pounded Dhaka, Bangledesh. The city does not have the best of drainage. The result was rivers of bloody streets.

https://www.rt.com/viral/359308-dhaka-blood-river-eid/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/grisly-images-show-eid-animal-8835454

 

In a follow up to the blood red river in the Arctic of Russia, Norilsk Nickel has admitted to an accidental spill at one of its plants. They are now taking responsibility for the Daldykan River turning red.

Initially the world’s largest nickel company denied they were the cause.

September 5, 2016: Heavy rains at a “filtration dam” at the Nadezhda plant caused an overflow and spill into the Daldykan River.

Everybody relax…there is no danger to people or wildlife.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37345105

Revelation 16:4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

The verse mentioned in Revelation 16 is towards the last third of the Tribulation. The scope and scale are global. These are the streets of Dhaka. This is not the Tribulation. The antichrist does not have a Temple to defile yet.

For all the critics out there who want a real blood red river…

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