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Trump Formally Recognizes Israel’s Golan, March 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2019 by paulthepoke

March 25, 2019: President Trump officially signed an executive order recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Click on the link below provided by the President’s Twitter account for complete remarks by President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump also defended Israel’s right to defend itself from recent Hamas aggression. The US president indicated Israel has every right to be offensive in nature if necessary in regards to the management of terrorism. This morning, Hamas fired missiles from the Gaza Strip and hit a town north of Tel Aviv. A home was destroyed and seven people were injured.

Times of Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it clear, Israel will defend itself. Israel has every intent to end terrorism. Israel is currently responding with strikes of its own as of the writing of this post. Multiple air strikes have been reported throughout the Gaza Strip.

President Trump was exonerated and cleared by the Mueller Investigation for collusion with Russia in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice.

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Isaiah 2:13 And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan…

Bashan is the modern day Golan Heights. This would be the area in the far north east corner of modern day Israel. This place is south of modern day Damascus, Syria. Geographical land marks would include a region east of the Jordan River and north of the Arnon River. This territory extended from Gilead in the south to Mount Hermon on the north.

Joshua 21:27 And to the Gershonites, one of the clans of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer…

Photo: CIA

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Missiles Rain From Gaza, November 2018

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”

See also Zephaniah 2:4-5.

Ancient Philistia or the Philistines are the people who occupied what is the modern day Gaza Strip.

See link below for additional analysis.

November 12, 2018: Hamas has launched over 370 missiles and counting from the Gaza Strip into Israel. This is the largest assault to date by Hamas. Air raid sirens have blared repeatedly. One Israeli citizen has been killed. Over 30 Israeli citizens have been injured as of this post.

 

 

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has indicated Hamas has crossed a “red line”. The IDF promises Hamas an “Iron Fist” of a response. 70+ targets have been destroyed per the IDF including a Hamas television station. Al-Aqsa News has been eliminated.

al aqsa news times of Israel

Photo: Times of Israel

“The resistance factions’ joint command center is holding a serious conversation about expanding its range of fire. Ashkelon is just the beginning. Approximately one million Zionists will be within the range of our missiles if the Zionist enemy’s decision is to continue its aggression,” said Abu Obeida, Hamas Spokesman.

Israel is moving more military hardware and troops to the border of Gaza.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-gears-up-for-more-gaza-fighting-in-response-to-largest-ever-barrage/

 

 

For extended coverage on the military engagement, click on the links below.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/

https://www.jpost.com/

 

Trend Update: Land for Peace/Abrahamic Covenant, December 2014

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2014 by paulthepoke

Genesis 15:18-21 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”

This is the original land grant from God to Abram (later renamed Abraham by God). These are the land boundaries of Israel’s future. This configuration has never been realized. This calls for the geography of Israel to stretch from the Nile River to Euphrates River. One could argue rather this implies the Arabian Peninsula or not. Now this sounds impossible in today’s world and geo-political climate. Can you imagine the uproar if this was proposed at the United Nations? But, there will be a land for peace deal when Jesus returns. It will look something like this. Two maps are included as possibilities.

israels_borders_future FutureIsrael

In today’s world (December 2014), there are all kinds of discussion for a two state solution. Israel will achieve peace when they give land to the Palestinians, so the template goes. Turning over the Gaza Strip (2005) to the Palestinians has not resulted in peace. But we move forward any way.

According to Scripture, the division of the land is a foregone conclusion in the book of Joel. Israel’s people were scattered in 70 AD with the diaspora at the hands of the Roman Empire. Israel’s land will be divided. The process has begun with the Gaza Strip. Are we on the verge of seeing this prophecy fulfilled in our time? Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.

The United States, along with the rest of the world, continues to pressure Israel. The concern is building Israeli settlements in West Bank is only adding to the tension. The Obama Administration has even gone to the lengths of considering sanctions on Israel. The consideration reached press outlets on 12/6/14. This policy position is at odds with God’s proclamation in the Abrahamic Covenant. Genesis 12:3 “…And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

This would appear to be bad personal and foreign policy towards God’s chosen people when compared to Genesis 12:3. Incidentally, President Obama went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a sore throat. The President was diagnosed with acid reflux the same day 12/6/14…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/obama-makes-1st-move-toward-sanctions-on-israel/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/us/obama-visits-military-hospital-for-sore-throat.html?_r=0

Isaiah 9:11-12 God Uses Enemy Nations for His Purpose

Posted in Isaiah, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2013 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 9:11-12  Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin and spurs their enemies on, the Arameans on the east and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with gaping jaws. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away and His hand is still stretched out.

The Bible tells us Rezin is synonymous Damascus, Syria from Isaiah 7:8a “For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin…”  They are also known as the Arameans. The Philistines are the equivalent to the area where the modern day Gaza Strip is located on the Mediterranean Sea southwest of Jerusalem.

God is going to use these two groups of people to judge Israel. As enemies of Israel, Syria and the Philistines are willing accomplices and instruments of God. Their destruction of Israel is with complete totality.

With this initial judgment God is not finished, He is just getting started. God has His hand ready to strike Israel again. The phrase “In spite of all this His anger does not turn away, and His hand is still stretched out” is noted three additional times in Isaiah 9:17, 9:21, and 10:4.

Judgment comes to a close in Isaiah 10:12. In total, Israel will go through a series of four judgments before God has finished His work.

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