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U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem, May 2018

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by paulthepoke

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.

May 14, 2018: The eyes of the world have turned to Jerusalem, Israel. The day is Israel’s 70th Anniversary and rebirth as a nation. Everyone has an opinion on the events of the day in the eternal city.

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History was made as the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Forty (40) ambassadors from around the world witnessed the event. The ceremony featured several speakers including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prepared and recorded comments from United States President Donald Trump, and comments from Trump presidential aid and son in law Jared Kushner.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka initiated the ceremony with brief comments.

President Donald Trump video taped his message for the ceremony. President Trump’s comments are courtesy of Fox News. See video link below.

 

President Trump’s senior adviser made comments with a focus on the peace process and peace in the Middle East. Kushner’s Comments are courtesy of Global News.

 

AudienceEmbassyPMIsrael “Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for the past 3,000 years, has been the capital of our state for the past 70 years, and will remain our capital for all time.”

“Thank you President Trump for your bold decision! Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever!” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 

 

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/WATCH-LIVE-America-completes-historic-embassy-move-to-Jerusalem-556364

 

Amos 9:15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

 

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Israel’s 70th Anniversary, Independence Day

Posted in Pentecost/Shavuot/Feast of Weeks, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2018 by paulthepoke

Psalm 90:10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

The nation of Israel will turn 70 years old on their birthday, May 14, 2018. The Jewish nation was replanted on May 14, 1948. The verse above details the life of Israel since it was reborn. Their time as a country has been nothing but toil and trouble. Their time can also be translated as labor, sorrow, and wickedness. Israel is surrounded by people who want to destroy her and push her into the Mediterranean Sea. Today at 70, Israel has never been stronger. And she is gaining economic and military strength.

Big news making events are scheduled around the week of Israel’s birthday. Here is a list of what’s on tap.

May 12, 2018: President Donald Trump will decide the fate and direction of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Iranians entered the agreement with six countries (United States, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany) to monitor their nuclear program and aspirations. For specific details of the program, see the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_nuclear_deal_framework

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently exposed the deception of the Iranians and their nuclear program. Israeli intelligence recently obtained hundreds of thousands of pieces of information detailing Iranian intentions.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/04/30/trend-update-iran-lied-big-time-april-2018/

 

May 14, 2018: Israel will celebrate their 70th year as a country. Festivities for the event started on April 18. 2018. See the link below for a list of the celebratory events that kicked off the Independence Day.

https://www.jpost.com/Israels-70th-anniversary/Israels-70th-birthday-celebrations-549815

 

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May 14, 2018: The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to the world. The move has caused an international uproar. President Trump looks to deliver on a campaign promise for this historic day. Israel appreciated the gesture so much, the Sanhedrin has minted a half shekel Temple coin with his likeness on the coin.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/03/08/trend-update-temple-coin-with-trump-likeness-in-high-demand-march-2018/

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/u-s-to-open-jerusalem-embassy-in-may-white-house-official-says-1.5845868

Ron Dermer is the Israeli Ambassador to the United States.

 

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Photo: Jerusalem Post

May 15, 2018: Nakba Day. The Palestinians refer to Israeli Independence as Nakba Day. Nakba is the Arabic word for “catastrophe”. They acknowledge Nakba Day the day after Israel’s declaration on May 15. Nakba day was initiated on Israel’s 50th Independence Day by Yasser Arafat.

Palestinians traditionally recognize the day with rocks and slingshots, Molotov cocktails, burning tires, IED’s, and violent protests. There may be special plans for this year’s events in light of the significance of Israel’s 70th anniversary and other surrounding events.

 

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May 16, 2018: Since the decision was made, other countries are following suit. Other countries have pledged to move their embassies to Jerusalem. Guatemala has taken the lead and already completed the transition. Guatemala will open their Jerusalem embassy on this date.

 

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Sunset May 19, 2018: God’s appointed Feast of Weeks or Shavuot is scheduled to begin. Christians refer to this day as Pentecost. Shavuot is one of the three holidays where Jewish men are required to come to Jerusalem (Exodus 23:14-17). The men were to make their presentation and sacrifice before God at the Temple.

As stated in the Leviticus passage, it is seven weeks after Passover. It is a celebration of the completed grain harvest. The holiday is also a celebration of God giving the Torah (instruction or law) to nation Israel. Because of this, Shavuot is considered as the beginning or birth of Judaism.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/05/17/shavuotpentecost-part-1/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/pentecostshavuotfeast-of-weeks/

 

Despite the deadly intentions of their neighbors, settle in. Israel is not going anywhere. The Jewish nation is here to stay.

Amos 9:15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

 

Happy Independence Day to Israel on its 70th birthday.

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Trend Update: Israeli Leaders Talk Temple with President Trump, March 2018

Posted in Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 44:28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He (Cyrus) is My shepherd! And he (Cyrus) will perform all My desire.’ And he (Cyrus) declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation  will be laid.’” –God

Isaiah 45:1-4 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him (Cyrus) and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him (Cyrus) that gates may not be closed:

“I will go before you (Cyrus) and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you (Cyrus) the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you (Cyrus) may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you (Cyrus) by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you (Cyrus) by your name, I name you (Cyrus), though you (Cyrus) do not know me.”

March 2018: Make no mistake. Israel political leaders and Jewish religious leaders are equating President Donald Trump with the ancient King Cyrus of Persia.

This is a quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 5, 2018 at the White House.

“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great Persian King. Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can come back and rebuild our temple in Jerusalem.”

“And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people through the ages.” -Benjamin Netanyahu

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The Sanhedrin pressured President Elect Trump before he took office. They called on Trump to push for the construction of the third Temple. And the Sanhedrin is not backing down. Spokesman Rabbi Hillel Weiss made the following comments.

“There is no question that the comparison between Cyrus and Trump, two non-Jewish leaders, is apt. But it is important to learn the lesson history teaches us from Cyrus and Balfour.”

“Cyrus and Balfour both earned our gratitude, as has President Trump, but the source of all blessings is the Temple Mount. If he does not continue and support the Jewish return to the Temple Mount, he will encounter the same difficulties as those who came before him.” -Rabbi Hillel Weiss, Sanhedrin Spokesman

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/103756/netanyahu-compares-trump-cyrus-compliment-biblical-proportions/#acAy4jWFhQZ3vdGg.99

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There is no doubt about it. The Israelis are leveraging political pressure on President Trump to facilitate the building of the third Temple. The Temple will likely be on the table as a bargaining chip when the time comes to negotiate “peace” with the Palestinians and Arabs.

 

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Trend Update: Trump to be Minted on Temple Half Shekel, February 2018

Posted in Fake News???, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , on March 1, 2018 by paulthepoke

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Jewish Temple Coin has been minted with likeness of US President Donald Trump.

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Photo: Sputnik News

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Exodus 30:13-16 This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the Lord. Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the Lord to make atonement for yourselves. You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”

The Sanhedrin of Israel is back in the news. The Sanhedrin reconvened in 2005 after a 1,600-year absence. They oversee legal matters and future construction of the pending third temple.

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Trend Update: Prophet Isaiah Rediscovered??? February 2018

Posted in Isaiah, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 38:1-6 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover.” Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, and said, “Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: “Go and say to Hezekiah, thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and will defend this city.

The LORD told the prophet Isaiah to talk to King Hezekiah. Isaiah and Hezekiah were contemporaries. The two men talked to each other face to face according to the Bible. There are multiple occurrences where Hezekiah and Isaiah are in the same context of Scripture (2 Kings 19,20; 2 Chronicles 32; Isaiah 1, 37,38,39). Per the Bible, the king was noted to consult the prophet for insight from God. King Hezekiah was the 12th king of the Kingdom of Judah. Hezekiah ruled from approximately 727 BC to 698 BC.

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In 2015, a seal with the imprint of King Hezekiah was found in the Ophel. This is an area located south of what is the modern Temple Mount.

February 2018: Three years later, another seal has been discovered approximately 10 feet from where King Hezekiah’s seal was located.

“We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation,” Dr. Eilat Mazar, Hebrew University.

Eilat Mazar HaaretzYesha’yah[u] (Hebrew name of Isaiah) in ancient Hebrew script, followed by the letters N-V-Y, which are the three first letters of the word for prophet (navi, spelled nun-beit-yod-aleph).

The objects are estimated to be approximately 2,700 years old.

Photos are credited to article below as well.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-prophet-isaiah-s-seal-mark-may-have-been-found-in-jerusalem-1.5844352

Encouraging all to read the article referenced. There is an excellent 12 minute video of the excavation site. In spite of the archaeological evidence of two people named Hezekiah and Isaiah existing, the findings are met with skepticism by the author. The clay objects were located near the Gihon Spring and Hezekiah’s water tunnel as they should have been per the Bible. Yet, the Bible narrative is questioned and not believed by some…

 

US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Set for “This Generation” ???, February 2018

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2018 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:2a “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around…

The date has been set. News of the move broke via Twitter.

The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Israel’s 70th Independence Day. The date is May 14, 2018.

This is 70 years to the date President Harry Truman announced the re-birth of Israel.

May 14, 1948: late morning eastern standard time (late afternoon in Palestine): David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, reads a “Declaration of Independence,” which proclaims the existence of a Jewish state called Israel beginning on May 15, 1948, at 12:00 midnight Palestine time (6:00 p.m., May 14, 1948, eastern standard time).

May 14, 1948, 6 p.m. eastern standard time (12:00 midnight in Palestine): The British mandate for Palestine expires, and the state of Israel comes into being.

May 14, 1948, 6:11 p.m. eastern standard time: The United States recognizes Israel on a de facto basis. The White House issues the following statement: “This Government has been informed that a Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine, and recognition has been requested by the provisional government thereof. The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the State of Israel.”

https://www.trumanlibrary.org/israel/palestin.htm

 

“We’re planning to open the new US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May. The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona, on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem. At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.” -US State Department

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-confirms-Jerusalem-embassy-opening-in-May-543467

See video link below for geography and additional analysis.

Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is willing to privately pay for the embassy move. The cost is estimated to be $500 million. Adelson is a supporter of the Republican Party. He has also backed both President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the past.

http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/US-considers-offer-from-Sheldon-Adelson-to-fund-Jerusalem-embassy-move-543504

 

The Palestinians refer to Israeli Independence as Nakba Day. Nakba is the Arabic word for “catastrophe”. They acknowledge Nakba Day the day after Israel’s declaration on May 15. Nakba day was initiated on Israel’s 50th Independence Day by Yasser Arafat. The day is typically celebrated with conflict and skirmishes against the Israeli Defense Forces.

As a result, Palestinians have responded in anger and rage. Violence broke out in Gaza and the West Bank.

Saeb Erekat, Senior Palestinian Negotiator made the following statements.

“Determination to violate international law, destroy the two-state solution and provoke the feelings of the Palestinian people as well as of all Arabs, Muslims and Christians around the globe. Trump and his team have disqualified the US from being part of the solution between Israelis and Palestinians; rather, the world now sees that they are part of the problem.”

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas Official was quoted.

“Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nation, and the US administration must reconsider its move.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinians-angry-at-decision-to-move-US-Embassy-to-Jerusalem-in-May-543471

 

Some would argue, the time span covered in this post is a Biblical generation.

Psalm 90:10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Are we entering a prophetic window of time??? The context is the Olivet Discourse and the end of time scenario. Jesus made this comment.

Matthew 24:33-34 So also, when you see all these things, you know that He is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

 

It is ultimately your personal business…But I highly recommend getting right with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, by this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…

Search your heart, think about it…

 

Trend Update: Trump to be Minted on Temple Half Shekel, February 2018

Posted in Fake News???, Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , on February 15, 2018 by paulthepoke

Exodus 30:13-16 This is what everyone who is numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the Lord. Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the Lord to make atonement for yourselves. You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”

The Sanhedrin of Israel is back in the news. The Sanhedrin reconvened in 2005 after a 1,600-year absence. They oversee legal matters and future construction of the pending third temple.

Click on video link for additional analysis.

The Sanhedrin is going to mint a coin with the likeness of United States President Donald Trump and King Cyrus on one side of the coin. The coin is the half shekel Temple tax. The tax is per the law. If you are 20 years old or older, you owe one half shekel to God. It does not matter how much money you have. There is no sliding tax scale with God.

A coin with the likeness of Donald Trump will be presented for the atonement of the son of Israel. Notice, there are two gentile leaders on the coin dedicated to the future Jewish Temple. WHAT???

http://en.hamikdash.org.il/about/we-need-your-support/the-temple-coin/

 

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, Chairman of the Mikdash & Tsion Association, Sanhedrin Spokesman has made some fascinating comments.

“Cyrus and Balfour, non-Jews who played an enormously important role in Jewish history fell short and their political success suffered as a result. Trump’s political agenda can only succeed if it is focused on building the Third Temple on the place that God chose: the Temple Mount. He must not advance any two-state solution or this will lead to his downfall,” warned Rabbi Weiss.

“President Trump cannot allow the Arabs to believe that half of Jerusalem, let alone the Temple Mount, will fall to them. This coin should serve as a sign of our gratitude as well as a reminder of what still needs to be done. Anyone who owns this coin is showing that he agrees with both of these aspects: the gratitude for what Trump has done and the cautionary reminder that Jerusalem is the place of the Jewish Temple.”

“The mitzvah (Mosaic Law) is for Jewish men of specific ages to sanctify the coin to the Temple. Until the Temple is built, it is not possible to sanctify anything to the Temple. This coin is intended to help in preparations for the Temple and anyone can take part in that at any time.”

If necessary, moneys raised from the sale of the coin can be used for construction of the Temple.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/102784/sanhedrin-temple-movement-issue-silver-half-shekel-images-trump-cyrus/#gCwJWCluc4lg1wjr.99

 

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