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Trend Update: Pestilence, Bubonic Plague in Madagascar, November 2017

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2017 by paulthepoke

Numbers 19:16 Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.

This is not some little hocus pocus verse from primitive man trying to understand a deity. God has a point and reason for what He says. Do not engage with dead bodies.

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

October 31, 2017: Madagascar-Bubonic Plague or the Black Death is making a comeback. To date, approximately 1,300 people have been infected. 120 people have died.

World Health Organization: describes plague symptoms as “flu like”, with one to seven days between incubation and the symptoms emerging. Sufferers are likely to have painful lymph nodes, chills, fever, headaches, weakness and fatigue. In bubonic sufferers, these inflamed lymph nodes may end up turning into pus-filled open sores. Bubonic plague is fatal in 30-60 per cent of cases, while the pneumonic kind is always fatal, if left untreated.

The Black Death obliterated roughly 1/3 of the European population during the 13th and 14th centuries.

The World Health Organization has issued a warning to nine African countries. They include: Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Comoros.

 

Madagascans have been warned. Stop the ancient ritual of Famadihana. This practice includes digging up the dead, dancing with the deceased, and reburying after the dance is complete.

The following quote is from Madagascar health chief Willy Randriamarotia. “If a person dies of pneumonic plague and is then interred in a tomb that is subsequently opened for a Famadihana, the bacteria can still be transmitted and contaminate whoever handles the body.”

Health considerations are clashing with tradition. A local resident indicated, “I have participated in as least 15 Famadihana ceremonies and I’ve never caught the plague.”

Officials fear things will get worse before they get better. The concern is one infected person who leaves the island.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4807750/madagascar-plague-spreading-relatives-dancing-corpses/

 

Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

Just to be clear. The events in Madagascar do not point to Revelation. We are not there. But when we get there, one quarter (1/4) of the earth will be affected. 1/4 of 7,000,000,000 = 1.75 billion! This is going to make the news.

 

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Revelation: Sardis, Keep Your Clothes Clean

Posted in Prophecy, Revelation with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 3:4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

These are not exactly glowing marks from Jesus to the church at Sardis.

…a few people…And it means exactly that in the original Greek. ὀλίγος/oligos is defined as few, little, or small per Strong’s Concordance.

The Greek word for people is ὄνομα/onoma. Per Strong’s, it can be translated as: name, character, fame, or reputation.

In other words, there were a small amount of people of character and reputation in the Sardis local body.

 

…have not soiled…Those of character have not μολύνω/molunó. In other words, they have not stained, polluted, or defiled.

The Bible is consistent from beginning to end. The books of Leviticus and Numbers are full of examples regarding clothing hygiene. Wash your clothes and keep them clean!

Exodus 19:10 The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments…”

 

The issue is keeping clean clothes in Christ. This is not just any garment. The term for garment in the Greek is ἱμάτιον/himation. The garment is a long flowing outer tunic, cloak, or robe (Strong’s Concordance). The color white is indicative of purity.

1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Jesus washes our garments clean with His blood. This is ultimately fulfilled in Revelation.

Revelation 7:14b They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The same concept is implied in Revelation 22:14.

 

…they will walk…The idea is how one lives their life and conducts themselves on a daily basis. It is a matter of lifestyle. Περιπατέω/peripateó is the word.

Manage your daily affairs with character so you don’t stain your robe. The discharge of sin defiles and stains your clothes. Christ paid for your nice, white cloak. Show the Man some respect.

 

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Jubilee, Part 4, Return To Your Land

Posted in Jubilee, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2015 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 25:13 On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.

Every 50th year, the people of Israel were to return to their designated tribal land. At the time of receiving the Law, Israel was wondering around in the desert for 40 years.

Eventually, Israel entered the land and controlled with conquest in Joshua 1-12. God divided the land among the tribes of Israel in Joshua 13-24. Geographical and tribal boundaries were defined.

Below is a map of the land as divided per God’s direction in the book of Joshua.

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Leviticus 25:23 The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.

God says the land is leased to the inhabitants, nation Israel. The tribes do not own the land, God does. The land is granted by God to His chosen nation.

People are temporary and finite. We are not eternal. When we die, we cannot take the land or other possessions with us.

God is very clear in Scripture. The earth is His. God’s ownership is stated from the beginning in Genesis to the New Testament. For starters, He created in Genesis 1.

God’s ownership extends beyond the atmosphere of planet Earth. He owns the universe.

Deuteronomy 10:14 The heavens, indeed the highest heavens, belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.

God transfers authority and possession according to His own choice. But He still owns everything. God chose Israel and gave them a specific, allotted land.

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine…

Jeremiah 27:5 By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

God reminds Job that He owns everything. God does not owe anyone a single thing. He is not in debt. Job 41:11 Who confronted Me, that I should repay him? Everything under heaven belongs to Me. 

1 Corinthians 10:26 For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”

God is the landlord. He operates on a 50 year lease with His people Israel and His land. Every fiftieth year, everyone goes back to where they belong according to Him. Debts are forgiven. Everyone gets a fresh start and a clean economic slate.

In the future, He will redefine borders and geography for His chosen people. They will have significantly more land than the current situation of November 2015.

https://paulthepoke.com/2014/12/10/trend-update-land-for-peaceabrahamic-covenant-december-2014/

Trend Update: Russia (Magog)/Israel, Ezekiel 38-39, September 22, 2015

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2015 by paulthepoke

Exodus 19:5-6 “Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.” -God

Israel is God’s chosen people. Israel is to depend on Him for their protection. When these verses were spoken, God had just removed His people out of slavery from Egypt.

Historically, Israel gets in big time trouble when they abandon their covenant relationship with God and turn to other nations for their protection and security. The Old Testament is littered with examples such as the Hittites, Egyptians, and Assyrians. The end result was judgment. The land was pillaged. Their people were murdered or taken into captivity. Peace treaties with other countries NEVER ended well for Israel.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Russia and Israel agreed to share military information regarding issues concerning Syria and ISIS. The two countries have agreed to coordinate activities in Syria. Russia and Israel look to avoid a “misunderstanding” between the two countries’ military forces. Prime Minister Netanyahu also signaled a new era, a Middle East without America.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.677080

There is concern from the Israelis. Russia is placing military equipment such as surface to air missiles. This should not be necessary to fight ISIS. They have no Air Force. What is the intention of the Russians? (Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institute).

Visiting Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu R) speak after making their joint statements following their meeting and a lunch in the Israeli leader's Jerusalem residence, on June 25, 2012. Putin is on  a rare trip to Israel where he is expected to hold talks on the situation in Syria and Iran's nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ        (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages)

AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages)

At some point in the future, Russia is prophesied to invade Israel. See Ezekiel 38-39 for complete details.

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. Gog is their leader. See attached post.

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

Even worse, we know there is another treaty of “peace” coming. It will be seven years in length. A really bad guy will broker the deal with Israel.

https://paulthepoke.com/2014/12/07/antichrist-peace-treaty-part-2/

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.

Elul…Blow the Horn!

Posted in Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Rapture, Resurrection, Teshuvah/Repent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by paulthepoke

Elul 1 marks the beginning of Teshuvah. In a Gregorian calendar in the year 2014, this would be August 27 or 28 depending on when the new moon is confirmed. Teshuvah is a 40 day period that runs through the holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is Jewish custom to blow a shofar (ram’s horn) one time every day during the season of Teshuvah. The trumpet is blown every day except Shabbat or the Sabbath (Saturday for us in western culture) and the last day of month of Elul. The trumpet is blown after the morning service. The shofar is blown frequently…

The blowing of the shofar started with Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The blowing of the shofar is associated with God descending to Mount Sinai and the gathering of nation Israel. This is where Moses is called to ascend the mountain to meet God (Exodus 19:13-19). This is when and where Israel received the law.

The blowing of a shofar signaled many things in Biblical times. The shofar blast was a call to war and the prospect of danger. Joel 2:1 Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; surely it is near…The shofar was a way to call soldiers. The trumpet preceded the Ark of the Covenant. 2 Samuel 6:15 So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.

The trumpet blast signified the beginning of the month (Numbers 10:10). Psalm 81:3-4 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. Some form of a trumpet blast(s) is used at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). A trumpet blast also signals the beginning of Jubilee (Leviticus 25).

One of the customs of Elul is to visit a cemetery. This is quite interesting in light of the Jewish belief that the resurrection will occur during the period of Teshuvah. Specifically, the resurrection is to occur on the new moon holiday of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Christians refer to this as the Feast of Trumpets. Orthodox Jews do not believe in Christ let alone the New Testament. Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians would confirm their tradition. 1 Corinthians 15:52b at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

http://www.hebrew4christians.com, http://www.jewfaq.org, http://www.chabad.org, http://www.myjewishlearning.com, New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Nave’s Topics.

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