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Gabriel’s Message: For the Time of the End

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2020 by paulthepoke

Daniel 8:17b But he said to me, “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.”

Gabriel is talking to Daniel while he is prostrate. Gabriel’s point is to reveal understanding and clarity.

Then Gabriel refers to Daniel as a “son of man”. This term has many applications. One, it refers to the humanity of an individual. Translated, it literally means “son of Adam”. Two, God uses this title frequently when addressing the prophet Ezekiel. The term is often associated as a calling card for a prophet. Lastly, Jesus frequently identified Himself as the “son of man”. This phrase is used over 80 times in the New Testament in reference to Christ. The term points to the humanity of Jesus and His office as a prophet.

Gabriel indicates the time point of the vision.

“…the vision is for the time of the end.”

Daniel 8:18 And when he had spoken to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. But he touched me and made me stand up.

Apparently Daniel was shaken to the point of a “deep sleep” by Gabriel’s approach and words. Daniel had not changed his physical position. He remained prostrate, until Gabriel helped him up off the ground.

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Daniel 8:19 He said, “Behold, I will make known to you what shall be at the latter end of the indignation, for it refers to the appointed time of the end.

In Gabriel’s introduction to Daniel, it is stated three times. This vision is about the end.

This time will not be pleasant. The time is translated and described in English as the “indignation”. This word does not do justice for the definition in Hebrew. The word is zaam. Other translations could include angry, rage, or fury. If a person is zaam, they are upset to the point of frothing at the mouth.

Challenging times are coming…

Recovering Compassion

Posted in Christine "Clarity" McDonald with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by paulthepoke

Psalm 25:6 Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, for they have been from of old.

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.

Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him…

 

“I have been a part of fighting demand since 2007,” Christine Clarity McDonald.

See Christine in this featured story by Fox 4 News in Kansas City, MO. Video provided in the story that aired on television.

https://fox4kc.com/2018/10/29/kansas-leaders-join-growing-number-of-states-working-to-go-after-sex-buyers/

Christine McDonald

Our compassion should be guided by God’s compassion, not dependent on age or gender or how a person got in their situation in the first place. After all, when we engage with these individuals who are over 18 and learn how they entered the world of commercial sexual exploitation, we find that more often than not their victimization began as a child. Why then do we have such a hard time viewing adults as victims and worthy of our love when they are recovered or reach out for services?

It is because we, the outsiders, looking in with our judgments and our continued labels, have built these barriers. These barriers, coupled with the existing internal challenges these individuals face, stand in the way of their chance to soar and flourish into the creatures that our Creator has designed them to be.

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I could go on here, but the point is simple: The hurt caused by trauma is the very same to the prostituted individual as it is to the homeless person, or to the individual suffering from mental illness, or the college student, or the elderly lady down the street, or the professional, or the fellow church members. We must recover compassion.

“Love your neighbor, all of ’em.” -Christine Clarity McDonald

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And its end will come with a flood…Featuring Phil Kulis

Posted in Phil Kulis, Prophecy with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2017 by paulthepoke

PhilKulis Pic“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Jesus according to Matthew 24:37-39

Many prophecy teachers use these words of Jesus to allegorize what is spoken of and say that in the end times we will see a “flood” of evil and wickedness as it was in the time before The Flood of Noah (even though Jesus doesn’t mention evil practices), or perhaps the strange goings-on regarding the DNA corrupting hybridization of humanity with fallen angels may occur again. But it’s the obvious topic of this passage that provides us with some overlooked but vital intelligence about what is going to happen.

Look at it again. Jesus Himself tells us the coming of the Son of Man will occur with a flood. So where else do we have a warning of a flood in the end times? Is there a second witness of scripture to the veracity of this prophecy?

The Prophecy of the 70 Weeks found in Daniel 9:20-27 describes the time leading up to the Messiah, the interval between the Messiah and the final Week, and the final Week itself. Verse 26 describes the things that happen in the interval and it mentions a flood. It says, “the end of it (the interval) shall be with a flood”.

The prophecy in Daniel declares that the end of “it”, the INTERVAL between the 69th and 70th week, ENDS WITH A FLOOD! That is the second witness!

 

Trend Update: Vladimir Putin, Peacemaker, August 2016

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Ezekiel 38-39, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2016 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:27a He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven’…

August 24, 2016: Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in conversation with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding intensive peace talks.

A spokesperson for Netanyahu indicated the Prime Minister was ready to negotiate “anywhere, anytime, for direct peace talks with no preconditions.”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stated, “Putin has told me that he is ready to receive both [Abbas] and Netanyahu in Moscow to carry out direct talks to find a solution and solve the issue.”

Vladimir Putin wants to host the talks in Moscow, Russia. Putin is making a serious effort to replace the United States as the power broker in the region.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vladimir-putin-ready-broker-middle-east-peace-talks-says-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-1577681

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-calls-Putin-to-discuss-diplomatic-process-465964

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/russias-vladimir-putin-offers-to-host-middle-east-peace-talks/news-story/e168197a738402f767ecabaa81b513fd

There is a lot of speculation that Vladimir Putin is the antichrist. Do your own homework.

Personally, I think he has a better shot of being Gog, the leader of Magog (Russia), in Ezekiel 38-39. Gog is leader who decides to a lead of coalition of nations to invade Israel from the north.

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See linked post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

All that said, Putin may have no role in the end times scenario. It simply may not be time for that. Again, do your own homework.

The antichrist and Gog have two distinct destinies. These are two different people.

Gog: He is going to die and be buried in Israel. There will be a memorial in honor of Gog. He gets an entire valley named in remembrance of his death and military loss.

Ezekiel 39:4 “You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,” declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 39:11 On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog.

Antichrist: He does not die. He is thrown alive into the Lake of Fire. The antichrist and the false prophet spend 1,000 years all by themselves before they get any company.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

Trend Update: Peace Talks, Middle East Quartet, Russia, Saudi Peace Initiative, June 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2016 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.

On June 3, 2016 representatives from the Middle East Quartet, the UN, Arab League and 20+ nations participated in peace discussions in Paris, France. The two parties (Israel and Palestinians) looking to achieve peace were not invited.

The Palestinians were in support of the talks. Israel opposed the discussions. Israel believes the two sides need to meet face to face.

Commentary indicated that “hopes for peace are in serious danger”.

“We must act urgently.”

There was consensus that Israel was to blame because of their settlements in disputed lands.

In the end it was agreed that further discussions would focus on the 2002 Saudi Peace Initiative. This includes Arab recognition of Israel. As a result, a Palestinian state would be established in territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

There were agreements to meet again during the summer of 2016.

Effectively, there was a lot of talking and dire language.

On June 6-7, 2016, Prime Minister Netanyahu made a two day trip to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. The two leaders agree they have a common ground against terrorism. Putin states, “Relations with Israel are deep.” Some suggest Israel is trying to have Russia take the lead of peace negotiations and avoid the French led peace plan.

http://watch.org/

http://www.debka.com/article/25463/Israel%E2%80%99s-PM-seeks-role-in-Russian-US-duo-in-Syria

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36441313

We know the following about the future peace treaty. There will be a 10 nation or leadership committee. Three of the original ten will be displaced by an evil one (Daniel 7:7-8, 20, 24). The deal will be brokered by a really evil guy, the antichrist. It will be an encompassing treaty with Israel and many others. The length of the treaty will be seven years (Daniel 9:27).

There are pieces of this covenant on the table with current negotiations in June 2016. The Arab recognition of Israel would involve 57 Arab nations. The Oslo Accord under President Clinton was a treaty for the length of seven years. Now if the current group of close to 30 gets whittled down to 10… By the way, we still a need a Temple.

As the Bible states in 1 Thessalonians 5:13, the time to get nervous is when everyone seems to think we are going to have peace.

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.

Trend Update: Peace, Peace, Peace! June 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.

This is the definitive statement indicating the start of the Tribulation. The verse in Daniel is what Jesus quotes in His Olivet Discourse.  Matthew 24:15 So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand).

The “he” is the antichrist. As of June 2016, “he” is not on the scene and “he” has not made peace. Humanity is still fighting wars.

And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week…The Hebrew word for “he will make firm” is gabar. The grammar states the antichrist is the cause and he has the strength to make it happen.

The Hebrew word for “covenant” is bariyth. It means: covenant, alliance, pledge between men; treaty, league (man to man).

The length of the treaty is “one week” or echad shabuwa` in the Hebrew. It means: period of seven (days or years), heptad, week.

Definitions are provided by Strong’s Concordance.

As of June 2016, there is a push for peace in the Middle East. There appears to be multiple peace plans on the table.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging the Knesset to join the push for peace. He is looking at elements of the Arab Peace Initiative. A key element of the plan provides for Israel’s full diplomatic ties with 57 Arab and Muslim states after a peace accord with the Palestinians. The plan was developed by Saudi Arabia and approved by the Arab League 14 years ago.

Egypt is looking to broker peace between the Arabs, Palestinians, and Israel.

Even former Israeli soldiers have a plan for peace with the Palestinians and Arabs.

On June 3, 2016, France is hosting a peace conference. It includes the Middle East Quartet: the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – the Arab League, the U.N. Security Council and about 20 countries. Seems like a rather large “quartet”.

Israel and the Palestinians have not been invited to French peace conference.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-netanyahu-idUSKCN0YL1WQ

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-urges-all-supporters-of-peace-security-to-join-coalition/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-arab-peace-plan-could-revive-talks-with-palestinians/

http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldiers-draw-up-plan-for-peace-with-palestine

 

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.

Antichrist, Peace Treaty, Part 2

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Temple with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:26-27 “Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

Look at all of the references to violence and destruction in these two verses: cut off, destroy, flood, war, desolation/desolate (3 times), put a stop, abominations, complete destruction, poured out… This is not a peaceful time.

even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. War, battle, conflict, and violence will be a feature of the time until the return of Christ. The Hebrew grammar states this is a fact and it is decreed.

he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week… The man who brokers the deal will definitively be the man who makes it happen. He will have the personality and be the center of attention. In the Hebrew, he is gabar: to prevail, have strength, be strong, be powerful, be mighty, or be great. He forges the alliance, treaty, or pledge. The treaty will be with the many or rab in the Hebrew. This can mean: much, many, great, abundant, or numerous. Middle East peace is going to be a big deal!

The length of the treaty is for “one week” or one shabuwa`. A shabuwa` is defined as a seven, period of seven (days or years), heptad, or week. This is an expression of how Jews keeps time.

Revelation does not specifically state a seven year period. Revelation 11:2-3 does give reference to periods of time of 42 months and 1,260 days. Both time periods are 3 ½ years. Added together, seven years. “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. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering… The sacrificial system will be reinitiated in the Temple. Today (November 2014), the only thing preventing the Jews from starting the Temple service is the need for a Temple. See the Temple Mount Institute for details.

https://www.templeinstitute.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Temple-Institute/22738684968

Halfway through the seven year treaty, the sacrificial system of the Old Testament is halted by the beast in the Temple. And when this happens, get out of Jerusalem immediately! Do not waste time! See Matthew 24 and Mark 13 for details.

Matthew 24:15 Jesus confirms the writings of the prophet Daniel. “Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)…”

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. –Jesus.

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Antichrist, Peace Treaty, Part 1

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Gospel, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:26-27 “Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

Compare two people mentioned in the original Hebrew, “Messiah” and “prince”. In the Hebrew, the term for “Messiah” is mashiyach. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: anointed, anointed one, of the Messiah, Messianic prince, of the king of Israel, of the high priest of Israel. This describes Jesus, He is a king and a priest of the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7).

In the Hebrew, the term for “prince” is nagiyd. It means: leader, ruler, captain, or prince.

There is clearly a difference in prominence and prestige.

Messiah will be cut off… At the time of the writing of Daniel (approximately 606 BC to 539 BC), the idea of the Messiah being on the scene was prophetic. Messiah had yet to appear to Israel. Messiah Jesus Christ was 500-600 years away. This had to be confusing to readers, a Messiah who was going to be killed and have nothing to show.

This verse says the Messiah will be “cut off” or karath in the Hebrew. According to Strong’s Concordance karath means: to cut, cut off, cut down, cut off a body part, cut out, eliminate, or kill. Cut a covenant. This is exactly what Jesus did with His death on the cross. He was eliminated and killed at that time. With His death, He cut a blood covenant for the sins of the world.

the prince who is to come… Who are the people of this prince? In 70 AD, the Romans laid siege to Jerusalem and completely leveled the city. Many think the antichrist will come from a revived Roman Empire. In the western world, many assume this person will come from Europe. Look at a map of the Roman Empire. It is a large area of land. There is more to the Roman Empire than Italy. There is an eastern leg to the Roman Empire. The capital of the Roman Empire was moved to Constantinople, a city patterned after Rome. This eastern area included modern day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

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This geographic area also provides for the antichrist being Jewish. Early church writers including Irenaeus and Hippolytus looked to a Jewish antichrist and backed their positions with Scripture (The Truth Behind Left Behind, Hitchcock and Ice).

There is another coming in the future of today’s time (November 2014) who will take Jerusalem again. Who is this guy going to be? Where will he come from?

will destroy the city and the sanctuary… The Hebrew grammar is clear. The false prince will be the agent of destruction and ruin Jerusalem. This verse also implies there will be a future Temple in Jerusalem. It is called the qodesh in the Hebrew. Translated, the “holy”. In the New Testament, Jesus confirms the “holy place” in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14.

And its end will come with a flood… SUDDENLY! The Apostle Paul makes reference to the suddenness of the destruction in 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.

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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