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Trend Update: Temple Mount Violence, September 2015

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by paulthepoke

Mark 13:14a But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand)… -Jesus

Jesus is quoting Daniel 9:27, the abomination of desolation passage. This is where the antichrist takes his place in the Temple and declares himself to be God.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.

Today, September 2015, there is no Temple. The antichrist has not shown himself. There is no 7 year peace treaty. There is not a 10 nation federation or a group of 10 leaders who are working together for world peace. We are not in the Tribulation.

The world is not going to end in September 2015.

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That said, this area is one hot piece of real estate. Violence has been occurring for over a week on the Temple Mount area. The violence started before the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets. Muslims have called for days of rage. Recent violence escalated when rocks and explosives were found in the Al Aqsa Mosque. Death and injuries have resulted from the violence.

The world sees the Temple Mount as a place of Muslim worship. Jews are allowed to visit but cannot pray on the site. This was the agreement after the 1967 war. It is argued this is the site of the first and second Jewish Temple.

Israel is taking heat from the international community. Under agreement, Jordan is responsible for security on the Temple Mount. Jordan’s King Abdullah is critical of Israel’s management of the violence. Israel has reminded Jordan they are responsible for security.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/netanyahu_blasts_jordans_king_abdullah_for_temple_mount_criticism

President Erdogan of Turkey has stated Israel defending the Temple Mount is a “Red Line”.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200940#.VgHHkd9VhBc

Egyptian President el-Sissi is calling on Israel to calm tensions on the Temple Mount.

The United Nations, United States, and European Union are encourage restraint on all sides.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypts-sissi-condemns-violations-on-temple-mount/

Zechariah 12:3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.

What the Hell…Lake of Fire

Posted in Hell, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by paulthepoke

The term “Lake of Fire” does not occur in the Bible until Revelation 19. The phrase is noted four times. One other time, the lake is referred as a place which burns with fire. Revelation 21:8b “…their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;” –Jesus

Man was never intended for eternal fire. The Lake of Fire was created for Satan and fallen angels.

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Revelation 20:10b and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. The Lake of Fire is the destination of eternal torment and judgment.

The Lake of Fire stinks. The place has to smell like rotten eggs or bad flatulence. It is burning Sulphur.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

The Lake of Fire is a physical place on Earth as described by the Bible. The antichrist, a real person on Earth, will be thrown alive into the Lake of Fire. The false prophet, a real person, will be thrown alive into the Lake of Fire. The antichrist and false prophet will be escorted to the lake by Jesus Himself.

These two people (antichrist and false prophet) get to spend 1,000 years in the fiery lake all to themselves. They will have company later. Satan has a 1,000 year time out in the abyss guarded by an angel (Revelation 20:1-3). Believers in Christ who perish during the tribulation will be resurrected to rule and reign with Christ on Earth during the Millennial Kingdom. Those who were in opposition to Christ during the tribulation, well…Revelation 20:5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.

Satan will be released one last time after his 1,000 year jail sentence. He will not be rehabilitated or changed for the betterment of society. He will not learn any hard lessons. Satan started as a deceiver in the Garden of Eden and he ends as a deceiver of humanity. Both times humanity has the best of earthly environmental conditions. Yet, humanity is deceived. Despite 1,000 years of Christ’s leadership, a great physical environment, untold riches and resources, the serpent leads a revolt of humanity against Jesus Christ. In the end, the created beings declare war on God the Son. The result…Revelation 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Everyone who has ever lived will come before the Judge. It does not matter how rich or poor or lot in life. It does not matter how or where one died. All will be judged according to their deeds. Revelation 20:14-15 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Per God, below is the resume and criteria for admission to the Lake of Fire …

Revelation 21:8 “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

To those who want nothing to do with God, you get your wish.

Mark of the Beast, 666

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:16-18 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

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Volumes of books and articles have been written about these three verses.

The context of the mark emerges with the total domination and rule of the antichrist. This takes place during the last 3 ½ years of the seven year tribulation.

The word for “mark” in the original Greek is charagma. Per Strong’s Concordance, it means: a stamp, an imprinted mark; the mark branded upon horses; thing carved, sculpture, graven work; or of idolatrous images.

And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves… Everyone who is alive at this time will be faced with this decision.

no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark…This decision will affect one’s ability to engage in commerce (groceries, gas, water, clothes, etc.). Take the mark, short term gain, eternal loss in the lake of fire.

Per Strong’s Concordance, “wisdom” or sophia in the Greek means: broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters; specifically the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs; the science and learning; always giving the sagest advice; the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision; skill in the management of affairs; skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth; the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living.

One can tell by the definition of the word. Wisdom is not just knowing information. It is taking the information and applying it skillfully. Take facts and use them. Know and do.

Let him who has understanding…To “have hold” or echo in the Greek. “Understanding” or nous is defined as: the mind, comprising alike the faculties of perceiving and understanding and those of feeling, judging, determining; the intellectual faculty, the understanding; reason in the narrower sense, as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul, the faculty of perceiving divine things, of recognizing goodness and of hating evil; the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially; a particular mode of thinking and judging.

calculate the number…The Greek word for calculate is psephizo. It means: to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, reckon; to give one’s vote by casting a pebble into the urn; to decide by voting.

These verses are an appeal to your intellect. Taking the mark is not an emotional response that is made because one has a flutter in their stomach. It is not a gut hunch. Take control and hold mental faculty. Pay attention closely. Carefully think and discern. Have sober purpose. This is a massive decision. It will be the biggest vote of your life. Your eternal destination rides on this choice.

Revelation 14:9-11 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Antichrist, The Beast Rules 3 1/2 Years, Part 6

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

How long will the beast or antichrist rule? Scripture makes it perfectly clear, 42 months…

In the original Greek it states: tessarakonta (40) kai (and) duo (two) men (months). Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

Revelation 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread underfoot the holy city for forty-two months.

The temple will need to be built and operational for the antichrist/beast to overtake. The gentiles or non-Jews will be in charge for the same time period, 42 months.

This same time period is restated elsewhere in Scripture.

Revelation 12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. The woman is Israel and she is fleeing from the dragon or Satan. She is protected by God during this time period. God operates on a 30 day lunar calendar. 1,260 days divided by 30 days = 42 months.

Revelation 12:14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

… a time and times and half a time…This is another expression of marking 42 months. The Greek word for time is kairos. It means: due measure of time, hence: a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for, opportune or seasonable time, the right time, a limited period of time.

This expression is noted in Daniel 7:25. He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

It is also in Daniel 12:7 I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.

In the original Hebrew it states: mow`ed (time), mow`edim (times), chetsiy (half or middle). Time or mow`ed is defined: appointed place, appointed time, meeting, sacred season, set feast, appointed season; appointed sign or signal.

… a time and times and half a time… 1 + 2+ ½ = 3 1/2

In the last half of the seven year tribulation, all Hell will officially break out for…1,260 days = 42 months = time, times, and half a time = 3 ½ years… Take your pick.

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Antichrist, The Beast/Resurrection???, Part 5

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Gospel, Prophecy, Resurrection with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:3-4 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Is this a fake death and false resurrection? Or does the antichrist really die and come back to life?

as if it had been slain, “as if” or hos in the original Greek per Strong’s Concordance means: comparative, as, like, even as, etc. The word for “slain” is sphazo. It means: to slay, slaughter, butcher to put to death by violence, or mortally wounded. Sphazo is the same word used to describe the death of Christ on the cross in Revelation 5:12 …Worthy is the Lamb that was slain… It is also the same word used to describe how Cain killed his brother Abel in 1 John 3:12.

… and his fatal wound was healed.

The word for “wound” in the original Greek is plege. It also means:  blow or stripe. The wound is described as “fatal” or thanatos. The meaning of thanatos is as follows: the death of the body; that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended; with the implied idea of future misery in hell; the power of death.

The antichrist or beast appears to be dead or literally, physically dies. Then, therapeuo, he is healed, cured, and restored to health.

There are two other verses in Revelation that allude to this “resurrection” event as well. They are reminders of what happened previously in 13:3-4.

Revelation 13:12b …And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Revelation 13:14b … to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

Does the antichrist beast demonstrate a resurrection from the dead? I will leave that to the individual reader to decide. The bottom line, the event is convincing (Editorial note: Satan is the father of lies per Jesus, John 8:44). How can you compete with this guy? He came back from the dead… and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

All of these happenings leave us with a choice. Which resurrection do you believe, the antichrist or Christ?

What is promised if you follow the antichrist? The beast will offer lots of big talk and promises. He will trash talk God and Jesus. He will lead in tyranny. Eventually, one can join him in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10-15).

But if you believe in the resurrection of the Prince of Peace…You have the power over death.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Antichrist, The Beast, Part 4

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

Revelation 17:7 states it will interpret all of this and explain. And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The verse above (13:1) will be clarified so we can understand. Guess work and speculation are not involved.

Revelation 17:9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits… Heads are mountains.

Revelation 17:18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. The woman is a city.

The city (woman) sits on seven mountains (heads). This is a geographical clue as to the location of the city.

Where in the world are cities that sit on seven mountains? These four major cities are candidates that fit this criteria: Rome, Mecca, Moscow, and Constantinople.

We also know the city has to be a sea port from Revelation 18. That rules out Moscow. This blog is of the position Rome is not the city based on the evidence presented in Daniel 8. See the attached post regarding Daniel 8.

http://wp.me/p10YyV-iH (Antichrist, Greek Empire Roots, Part 1)

That leaves Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Constantinople, Turkey.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia is home to Islam’s holiest site.

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See the following posts regarding Constantinople or Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://wp.me/p10YyV-hb (Trend Update: Mystery Babylon/Revelation, September 2014)

http://wp.me/p10YyV-hg (Trend Update: Mystery Babylon/Revelation, Part 2, September 2014)

Time will tell…

Diadem is a word that has been transliterated from the original Greek word diadema. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: the kingly ornament for the head, the crown. The ten leaders mentioned in the verse have crowns. The verse confirms their leadership.

Blasphemous names…Blasphemous is also a word that has been transliterated from the Greek word blasphemia. Per Strong’s it means: slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name; impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty. All ten of these leaders are going to be anti-God of the Bible. It makes sense. They are part of the Satanic leadership structure.

The antichrist is going to lead a ten nation confederation that is hostile to God and Jewish people. The antichrist is going to turn on the city which sits on seven mountains as well.

Antichrist, The Beast, Part 3

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

This verse contains a hint. From where does the antichrist come? What is all of this business regarding horns and heads and diadems. The Bible gives an explanation for each of these terms. But, you have to look for it. The answers are given in the Old Testament and New Testament.

In the Bible, horns are equated with kings and leaders. This was the case in the writings of the Old Testament as well.

Daniel’s dream in Daniel 7 is consistent with the verses in Revelation 13 and 17. The language regarding beasts and horns is consistent. Revelation 13 does provide additional information regarding “heads” which will be discussed in the next post.

With Daniel’s dream, four beasts came up from the sea. Beasts are equated with kings and kingdoms (Daniel 7:17). The issue is the fourth beast. Daniel 7:7-8 After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.

Scripture interprets Scripture, not humanity. Daniel 7:16 I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel did not interpret the dream. He had divine help. Daniel 7:19-20 Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet, and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates.

Daniel 7:23-24 Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.

The beast kingdom will start out as a ten ruler committee. The antichrist, little horn, or the beast of Revelation (take your pick of names) will eliminate three of the rulers and take control. The other seven rulers will hand over their power to the antichrist. That is the sequence of the beast taking control of his empire.

Revelation 17:12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. Horns are equated with kings. These kings are going to turn over their authority to the beast or antichrist. Revelation 17:13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Daniel 7, Revelation 13, and Revelation 17 are the same time period, same beast/kingdom, and same beast/antichrist.

Guess work is not indicated. God reveals, but His word has to be read.

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