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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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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: Sanhedrin Prepares Temple Oil, November 2017

Posted in Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2017 by paulthepoke

Exodus 27:20 You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn.

The Sanhedrin is preparing oil for the menorah in a future third Temple. They are practicing the production of the olive oil should the third Temple be built. The rabbis state a Temple is not necessary to begin using the oil. Moving the menorah to the Temple Mount would be sufficient.

The olives come from trees on the previous West Bank settlement of Amona. The location is north east of Ramallah. This is the same Amona where 3,000 Jewish settlers were evicted and their homes destroyed. Amona was erased in early 2017. But the olive trees remain.

The olives are hand pressed and drip for many days. Workers use plastic hammers on a marble surface. The workers wear surgical masks and latex gloves. The process is completed outdoors with an open sky.

Even though the olive trees are located in the West Bank, the olive trees bear witness to ownership of the land for the Jewish people. This concept is per the prophet Amos.

Amos 9:14-15 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 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.

 

“God presses Israel just like we press the olives. It appears the olive is destroyed, but what is actually happening is the bitterness is being removed and the oil, the sweetness, is being saved and purified to send light into the world.” -Rabbi Hillel Weiss, Sanhedrin Spokesman

More detail and pictures of the olive oil process are provided in the link below.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/97947/sanhedrin-prepares-oil-temple-menorah-fulfilling-amos-prophecy-jewish-land/#Xqz4E3K5DurA6zfD.99

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Exodus 25:31-38 You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand shall be made of hammered work: its base, its stem, its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. And there shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it; three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. And on the lampstand itself there shall be four cups made like almond blossoms, with their calyxes and flowers, and a calyx of one piece with it under each pair of the six branches going out from the lampstand. Their calyxes and their branches shall be of one piece with it, the whole of it a single piece of hammered work of pure gold. You shall make seven lamps for it. And the lamps shall be set up so as to give light on the space in front of it. Its tongs and their trays shall be of pure gold. It shall be made, with all these utensils, out of a talent of pure gold.

 

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Millennial Kingdom: Massive Crops

Posted in Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2016 by paulthepoke

Amos 9:13 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved.

This verse is in reference to the agricultural cycle in Israel. It speaks to the volume of workers necessary to manage the harvest of crops.

When the plowman will overtake the reaper… In Israel, plowing and tilling of the ground takes place in October and November. The harvest of the grain crops occurs in April and May. The point is the bounty of the crops. Grain will be so plentiful, the reapers will take all summer to harvest. It will be time to work the ground again before the harvest is finished.

…the treader of grapes him who sows seed…To make juice and wine, workers stomped on the grapes in bare feet to crush. It is going to take a lot of folks to manage the volume of grapes. The grape harvest occurs in August and September. Planting is done in November and December. The number of clusters will be ridiculous. The workers who stomp grapes for juice will still be working until November and December.

…when the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved. The idea is the grape juice and wine will be so abundant the hills will melt.

The man in charge during the Millennial Kingdom who will oversee the volumes of grape juice has a history of generosity when it comes to wine.

Bumper crops will be year around whether it is grain or fruit.

Agricultural cycles and related information provided by NET Bible.

John 2:6 Now there were six stone water pots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. So there were 120-180 gallons of water…

John 2:9-10 When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”

Jesus serves and gives freely and abundantly to all. He always gives His best. He does not hold back. It does not matter if one is rich or poor. Christ has done it in the past. He continues in the present. And Yeshua will do it again in the future.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Trend Update: Jewish Temple/Dome of the Rock, Side by Side, June 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , on June 26, 2016 by paulthepoke

Amos 9:11 In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old;

Political support continues to grow for the building of the third Jewish Temple. It is believed that the two structures, the Dome of the Rock and the Jewish Temple, can be built side by side on the Temple Mount.

Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau believes there is room for everybody to worship on the Temple Mount. Rabbi Lau has changed his tune on the topic. Previously in October 2015, he was opposed and believed in preventing Jews on the Temple Mount.

Included in the link below is an interview with Rabbi Law. He expresses his views on the topic.

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/70460/top-rabbi-joins-growing-list-pro-temple-politicians/#cpTo7Ijc3cdfsGhP.97

The pro Temple movement continues to grow within the Israeli government.

Trend Update: Immigration to Israel/Aliyah, May 2016

Posted in Isaiah, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2016 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 11:11-12 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Ezekiel 20:34 I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.

Israel is about to celebrate its 68th birthday. The Central Bureau of Statistics announced Israel has 8.522 million citizens. This is 10 times more than in 1948, the rebirth of the nation. Approximately 75% of the population is Jewish.

In 2014 there were 14.3 million Jews in the world. Forty three percent were estimated to live Israel.

In 1948, Tel Aviv was the only city with over 100,000 people. Today in May of 2016, there are 14 cities over 100,000.

Last year, 36,000 moved to Israel, Aliyah. This is the voluntary immigration back to the land of Israel from the diaspora. Simply stated, Aliyah means ascent.

For more details, see the link below from the Jerusalem Post.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-population-multiplied-by-10-since-founding-of-the-state-CBS-reports-453518?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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.

Temple Geography…Not One Stone

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2015 by paulthepoke

Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.  And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

Now wait a minute…Modern day (November 2015) Jews go to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and pray. Jews are not allowed to ascend and pray atop the Temple Mount. There are stones stacked one upon another forming a wall. This is the site claimed as the Temple Mount.

If this wall is the site of the Temple, is Jesus wrong? There are clearly stones left upon another. Jesus said, “not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

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Or, was the Temple located in a different area?

What if the Temple was located where the Bible says, near the Gihon Spring?

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/11/11/temple-geography-water-please/

Looking at a picture of the modern day city of David, there is NOTHING present near the Gihon Spring.

Amos 9:11 In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old…

The context of the verse in Amos 9 is the restoration of Israel under the lineage of King David. The Hebrew word for “booth” is succoth. This is the word for the Tabernacle. This is the word used for the Temple, God’s dwelling place.

Amos 9:14-15 Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, and they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; they will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, and they will not again be rooted out from their land which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.

Israel is back in the land and a country since 1948. Cities have been rebuilt. God says they are not going anywhere.

Just waiting on the Temple…

Name Game: Jacob to Israel

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2015 by paulthepoke

Genesis 32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 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.” 

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Name changes in the Bible are not uncommon. Here are some examples. God changed Abram to Abraham (Genesis 17:5), Sarai to Sarah (Genesis 17:15), and Saul to Paul (Acts 13:9).

The verses above are how the man named Jacob had his name changed to Israel. The nation Israel would come from this man.

In the Hebrew (Strong’s Concordance), Jacob means “heel holder” or “supplanter”. It can also mean he cheats or deceives. Jacob was given this name because of the events at his birth. Genesis 25:26a Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob…This name accurately describes Jacob. He cheated and deceived his brother Esau for his inheritance. The deceiver met his match in his future father in law, Laban (Genesis 29-31).

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.” God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. In the Hebrew (Strong’s Concordance), Israel means “God prevails”. Per Holman’s Bible Dictionary, Israel means God strives, God rules, God heals, or he strives against God.

The verse above has proven to be prophetic for nation Israel. The country struggled against Egypt and was held captive for 400 years. God delivered His people out of slavery and bondage in the Book of Exodus.

God’s chosen people were taken captive by Tiglath-Pileser and the Assyrian Empire. Nebuchadnezzar led the Babylonians and plundered Jerusalem. Those who survived were taken back to Babylon. Israel was under Persian rule after they conquered Babylon.

They were dispersed throughout the world in the first century at the hands of the Roman Empire. They survived the Spanish Inquisition in the late 1400’s. Hitler attempted to exterminate the Jewish people during the middle of the 20th century in World War II.

They were reborn as a country in a day in 1948. The rebirth of Israel was prophesied in Isaiah 66:8-9 “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.

Along the way, God has healed and preserved His chosen people. And they have wrestled with Him.

God prevails. Amos 9:15 I will also plant them on their land, and they will not again be rooted out from their land which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.

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