Archive for Ezekiel 38-39

Israel & Iran Continue to Escalate, Israel’s Independence Day 5781/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2021 by paulthepoke

April 14, 2021: Today is Israel’s 73rd year of rebirth of being a state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the occasion with remarks regarding the handling of the Corona Virus. His statements included commentary of the previous year’s Abraham Accords with Arab neighbors in the “Circle of Peace”. For complete comments, see the video provided via Twitter.

Today also marked a missile attack on an Israeli commercial ship, the Hyperion Ray. The ship is reported to transport cars. Multiple news outlets around the world are reporting Iran likely carried out the attack. The incident occurred off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman. Injuries are not reported at the time of this post. Damage to the ship is reported to be light.

The attack comes on the heels of Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz being struck. Two days ago Iran’s nuclear site was struck by a cyber attack which resulted in an explosion. Thousands of centrifuges, which were reported to be at least 150 feet underground, were destroyed.

Israeli press referred to the event as an “accident”. Iranian press referred to the event as “terrorism”. Initially it was reported as an electrical “black out”.

This is the same facility in Natanz that was struck in July of 2020. This time a different part of the plant was affected.

The BBC has provided a comprehensive look at the attack, the scientific process of how centrifuges work, and the geo-political situation surrounding recent events. Click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56734657

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The same day the “accident” occurred in Natanz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Netanyahu stated he will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

At some point in the future, the prophet Ezekiel tells us Iran will join forces with Russia and look to invade Israel from the north. Russia and its allies will receive a Divine whipping. See Ezekiel 38-39 for the details.

Iranian assets have been exploding throughout the country and at sea for the last year.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/persiaelamiran/

In the mean time, the shadow war continues…

Israel & Sudan Agree to Peace, October 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2020: President Donald Trump announced yet another historic peace deal. This time, Israel and Sudan are partners. Sudan has been entered as a member of the expanding Abraham Accords.

President Trump made the announcement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudan’s Chairman of the Sovereignty Council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on a conference call. Below is a YouTube link of the press conference from the White House.

The focus of the plan is cooperation in agriculture, economy, trade, aviation, and migration issues.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/joint-statement-united-states-republic-sudan-state-israel/

President Trump says there are more Muslim nations looking to join the Abraham Accords including possibly Iran.

President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner weighed in with his comments.

November 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited then Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to Sochi for a meeting. Sudan was asking for Russian protection against American aggression. The Sudan president was removed in a coup. He was wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes. Omar al-Bashir is currently in jail for several accounts of corruption.

Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

This is the first mention in the Bible of the land south of Egypt. The Hebrew word is Cush. It is translated as Cush or Ethiopia in the biblical text. It is a land in the southern Nile River valley. This is modern day Sudan.

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

With this announcement, we have some intrigue on Magog’s southern front…

The prophet Ezekiel stated Russia, Turkey, Iran and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Arguably, Sudan may join Gog and Magog (modern day Russia) in their invasion of Israel at some point in the future.

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: Calls to Close Incirlik Air Base??? Turkey/Russia/Iran Uniting, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

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

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

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Chief among those countries is Persia. This is modern day Iran. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century.

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

Iran and Turkey have struggled in the past for regional power and dominance.

In a strange twist, Iran supports the President Erdogan in Turkey. Strange in that Erdogan and Turkey are Sunni Muslims and the Iranian regime is Shia. These two countries disagree on how to manage Syria. History says Shia and Sunni do not get along and are competing factions of Islam.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/iran-turkey-coup-attempt-erdogan-rouhani.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

August 7, 2016: Over 1 million Turks participated in the Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally in Istanbul. President Recep Erdogan announced he was in support of reinstituting the death penalty. This act is a step away from Europe.

He was also able to get all three of Turkey’s political party on the same page. This is being hailed as an incredible display of unity. There was worldwide media coverage of the event.

August 8, 2016 a lawmaker in Turkey has called for the closure of the Incirlik Air Base. He says the US/NATO occupied air base is a “virus” in the Middle East. It is viewed as a threat to the security of Turkey. President Erdogan is uniting Turkey.

http://sputniknews.com/news/20160808/1044039812/turkey-incirlik-nato-erdogan-nukes.html

August 8, 2016 Vladimir Putin met the leader of Iran Hassan Rouhani to increase military ties. Iran received military equipment including defense missiles. They continue to agree on the management of Syria. The meeting took place in Azerbaijan.

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Rouhani-Putin-to-meet-in-Azerbaijan-in-hopes-to-boost-regional-security-463504

August 9, 2016 President Erdogan traveled to Russia to meet with “his good friend” President Vladimir Putin.  “This is a historic visit, a new beginning,” Erdogan said. The two countries look forward to restoring economic trade and ties. Let troubles of the past and downed aircraft be gone…

President Putin is now playing both sides of the Muslim equation, Sunni (Turkey) and Shia (Iran).

Russia, Turkey, and Iran are strengthening their political, economic, and military ties.

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-turkey-erdogan-visit-putin-petersburg/27908642.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/08/putin-and-erdogan-to-have-first-meeting-since-jet-downing

Is this blog identifying Recep Erdogan as the antichrist? NO!

Is this blog identifying Vladimir Putin as Gog? NO!

Is this blog stating current events of 2016 are the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy from Ezekiel 38-39? NO!

Is the group of nations assembling as written approximately 2,700 years ago by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 38? YES and it definitely merits our attention. This group of nations has never been allied in the past. They have spent their history fighting against each other.

Trend Update: Failed Turkey Coup, 1 Week Later, Power Grab! July 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

It has been one week (July 22, 2016) after the failed coup in Turkey. A state of emergency has been declared in Turkey. Can you say “Power Grab”!

President Erdogan has fired or suspended approximately 50,000 people in the government crackdown.

Here is a brief list of those fired and/or detained. Statistics provided most by the state run news agency Anadolu.

118 generals and admirals detained.

8,777 Ministry of Interior personnel (police) suspended.

100 Turkish intelligence service personnel captured.

21,738 teachers in private institutions licenses revoked.

1,577 university deans have been asked to resign.

2,745 judges and prosecutors listed for detention. –

24 radio and television companies’ licenses revoked.

Some of the police and military personnel have been detained and stripped down to their underwear. Once detained in a large building, they are subjected to a talk from the president regarding their actions in the attempted coup.

Erdogan is now calling to reinstitute the death penalty.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/europe/turkey-failed-coup-attempt/index.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-idUSKCN0ZX07S

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36842073

 

In the Muslim world, President Erdogan is being hailed as a messianic figure. Sunni Muslim scholars have declared Erdogan the supreme leader of the Muslim world. A letter of declaration was sent by Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars. The letter was viewed as heaven sent. It states:  “Allah is with you and all Arab and Muslim nations are with you including all freedom loving people are with you. We, all the Muslim scholars, in the four corners of the globe, are with you. The Angel Gabriel and the righteous one [in heaven] are with you. And after that the angels will be revealed.”

Some see President Erdogan as the promised Mahdi, the Muslim Messianic figure.

See the link below for an insightful article by Walid Shoebat.

http://therightscoop.com/muslim-scholars-declare-post-coup-erdogan-supreme-leader-for-the-entire-muslim-world/

It appears Turkey is turning to fundamental Islam with more central control.

FAILED COUP: Turkey’s increasingly dangerous Islamist President Erdogan returns to power. UPDATE: Nearly 3,000 arrested, 265 dead, 1,400 wounded.

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

It would appear the coup has failed in Turkey. President Erdogan is likely to emerge from the event with more power. Turkey is a country that has a significant place in the Bible. All churches in the Book of Revelation are in modern day western Turkey. There are four references to Satan in those letters to the churches. The Apostle Paul started many churches on his missionary journeys (Acts) in what is modern day Turkey. New Testament books of the Bible are written to churches in what is modern day Turkey (Galatians, Ephesians for example). Ezekiel 38-39 focuses on a future invasion of Israel from the north. Areas of modern day Turkey are included in the list of nations. Modern day Turkey is a key piece to the end times scenario in the Bible.

 

Trend Update: Military Coup/Turkey, Ezekiel 38-39, July 15, 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2016 by paulthepoke

Trend Update: Military Coup Underway In Turkey…Developing, July 15, 2016. The Military has claimed they have taken over. Prime Minister Erdogan says he is still in control. Bridges have been closed. Flights into Istanbul have been cancelled.

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Note Gog of Magog (Russia) is a leader of the people of Magaog and Gomer, Meshech, Tubal, and Beth-Togarmah. These four are modern day Turkey.

Is Russia ultimately to usurp power in Turkey? This is likely to have significant prophetic and geo political implications.

Trend Update: Ezekiel 38-39, Israel and Turkey, Diplomatic Ties Restored, June 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

Historically Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah are associated with modern day Turkey. See attached link for more detail.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

Israel and Turkey are in the news today, June 27, 2016, together. The agreement was brokered in Rome, Italy. Israel and Turkey have agreed to restore full diplomatic ties. The disagreement occurred when Israel captured a Turkish vessel off the coast of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

As part of the agreement, Israel will pay $20 million to support the families of the victims. Turkey has agreed to drop all legal claims in the issue.

Turkey will also begin delivering aid to the Gaza Strip focusing on hospitals, water, and electricity.

Talks have begun between Israel and Turkey regarding the delivery of natural gas to Turkey from Israel. The Jewish state is looking to expand exports of natural gas into Europe. Turkey needs natural gas. The main supplier of natural gas to Turkey has been Russia. The supply of natural gas delivery has been in question since Turkey shot down a Russian military jet. As of June 27, 2016 Turkey has issued a public apology to Russia for downing their jet. The deal could have significant implications on Russia’s market share of natural gas sales…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu states the deal provides stability in the Middle East.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a4ad3370-3c63-11e6-9f2c-36b487ebd80a.html#axzz4CnIO9Y35

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/27/world/europe/ap-eu-israel-turkey.html?_r=0

Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?

Trend Update: Ezekiel 38-39/Magog (Russia)/Golan Heights, Passover 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Spring Feasts, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:15-16 You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

The uttermost parts of the north refers to Russia. Moscow is straight line due north of Jerusalem. The Bible and secular historians are in agreement that Magog appears to be modern day Russia.

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

Today, April 21, 2016, Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. The Prime Minister of Israel made it clear to Putin that Israel will never leave the Golan Heights. He also laid out a list of “red lines” to Russia and the world.

“We are doing everything to prevent the emergence of an additional front of terror against us at the Golan Heights,” Benjamin Netanyahu.

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.715737

“I have come to Russia to step up coordination on security matters, to prevent mistakes, misunderstandings. We are not going back to the days when rockets were fired at our communities and our children from the top of the Golan… and so, with an agreement or without, the Golan Heights will remain part of [Israel’s] sovereign territory,” Benjamin Netanyahu.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-will-never-leave-golan-netanyahu-tells-putin/

The time point given is the latter days.

God is in control. He is the one bringing Gog (whoever that person may be) and the armies up against Israel. Notice, God refers to the land as “my land”. Despite what Gog or the United Nations may think, humanity is not in charge.

The purpose of the conflict is to show the world of nations who God is. God wants the world to “know” Him.

The Hebrew word for “know” is yada`. It means: to perceive, find out and discern, to discriminate, distinguish, to know by experience; to recognize, admit, acknowledge, confess; be acquainted with.

This conflict will be an attention getter for the entire planet.

Gog is being used by God. The Lord will qadash (Hebrew) Himself. Translated, it means: to show oneself sacred or majestic, to be honored, or be treated as sacred. The verb tense in the Hebrew is passive or similar to past tense in English. As far as the text is concerned, this is a done deal. From the standpoint of Ezekiel 2,700 years ago to today (April 2016), the event has already happened. It is pre written history.

If Vladimir Putin is Gog…he is about to meet his Maker. If it is time…this is going to get ugly.

Trend Update: Russia (Magog)/ Armenia (Meshech)/Israel, Ezekiel 38-39, March 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

armenia

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

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

Meshech means “drawing out, drawn out by force”; a people on the borders of Colchis (the land area east of the Black Sea). Armenia is effectively modern day eastern Turkey. Today (March 2016), the region of Meshech is modern day Turkey, Armenia, Russia, and Georgia.

Modern day Armenia and Russia continue to build their political and military alliance. The two countries have signed an air force defense agreement. Russia is using Armenia as a potential staging area. One base is an army base. A second base is an air base. Both bases are stationed close to the Turkey border.

Armenia has purchased over $1 billion in arms from Russia. A list of weapons includes: multiple-launch rocket systems, anti-tank missiles, handheld antiaircraft missiles, radar-jamming systems, armored personnel carriers, sniper rifles, tank upgrades, fighter planes, helicopters, and drones.

The information above comes from the two sources noted below. The two sources are hardly considered to be hawkish. They are the left leaning, liberal-biased Washington Post and Huffington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-russia-armenia-alliance-is-threatening-turkey-a-critical-us-ally/2016/02/26/18289900-da5f-11e5-8210-f0bd8de915f6_story.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/armine-sahakyan/russias-staging-bases-in_b_9339046.html

At some point in the future, Russia and its coalition are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). If this is the time leading up to Russian invasion of Israel, I trust Russia and Turkey will kiss and make up. Maybe Russia invades Turkey and takes possession of part or all of their land. At any rate, the Bible says the invasion will come from these geographic areas.

Make no mistake. This is another domino in place. And the trend is intact and gaining strength.

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