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This Week in Prophecy: Bibi’s Back, Energy, Russia & Jordan, Wuhan Lockdown

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2022 by paulthepoke

On This Week in Prophecy… Benjamin Netanyahu will be the Prime Minister of Israel again. Netanyahu’s coalition collected 64 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/11/3/netanyahu-and-far-right-declared-winners-in-israeli-elections

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has changed his mind. Previously in August of 2022, Sunak indicated he sees Jerusalem as “Israel’s historic capital” in front of a Conservative Friends of Israel event.

Sunak had also publicly stated, “To me, it’s indisputably the historic capital… it seems to me that there is a very strong case to it, to recognize what is a historic and practical step. It would be something where we’d be acting in concert with our allies in the region and, in general, one of our closest allies, so it’s something I’d like to do.”

But now, “there are no current plans to change the location of our embassy.”

Muslim leaders wrote letters to King Charles III.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-scraps-plan-move-israel-embassy-jerusalem-tel-aviv

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-israel-embassy-jerusalem-condemned-muslim-leaders-grand-mufti

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Ezekiel 38:13 …”Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?”

Israel has begun drilling in the Karish Gas Field in the Mediterranean Sea.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid made the following comment, “Producing gas from the Karish field will lower energy costs in Israel, will turn Israel into a regional energy supplier, and will help Europe deal with the energy crisis.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-gas-begins-to-flow-lapid-tours-karish-hailing-implications-for-israels-economy

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It would appear there is an emerging diesel shortage and potential crisis evolving on the east coast of the United States. According to Oilprice.com there are 4 reasons why this is happening.

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Gas-Prices/Four-Reasons-Why-The-US-Is-Grappling-With-A-Diesel-Shortage.html

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Russia is playing a part again in grain exports in the Black Sea, for humanitarian purposes of course.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-russia-ukraine-grain-deal-mediation-guarantees

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Russia and Jordan are agreeing to coordinate efforts in Syria. This is definitely an issue to watch closely in light of Ezekiel 38-39.

Ezekiel 39:11 On that day I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the sea. It will block the travelers, for there Gog and all his multitude will be buried. It will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met Russian Sergei Lavrov in Amman, Jordan on November 3, 2022.

“The truth is Russian presence in Syria has been a stabilizing factor in the south because the vacuum would be filled by militias and other groups that will not be able to ensure stability in those places,” Jordan Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

Syria makes over 10 billion dollars from an amphetamine-like drug. Jordan has also had hundreds of thousand of refugees from Syria as a result of the civil war.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jordan-seeks-closer-coordination-russia-over-syria

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China is experiencing another wave of COVID-19. The Communists continue with their “COVID Zero” policy. President Xi Jinping has taken power for a third term. Wuhan is back in the news with another round of lockdowns.

China now has over 210,000,000 in lockdown in 28 cities. Food shortages and inflation are being reported in these cities.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/6539905/wuhan-plunged-lockdown-covid-quarantine/

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=wuhan

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Remember to get out and vote this Tuesday, November 8, 2022!!!

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Israel & Lebanon, Whose Natural Gas? -Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2022 by paulthepoke

Psalm 2 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”

“I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”

Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

David Schenker, an interviewee for this story, is a top chap and once upon a time acquaintance of yours truly. The demarcation of the maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean has been a contentious issue since the discovery of natural gas under the seabed. “The Watchmen” webcast has highlighted this issue previously.

As the US Ambassador presented Michel Aoun with Special Envoy Hochstein’s proposal for finalizing the agreement on demarcation, Czekmate was caught off-guard by the disarmingly congenial (relative term) reaction of Hezbollah figurehead Hasan Nasrallah. The coalition government in Jerusalem is corrupt (also a relative term), and I cannot shake the feeling that secret side-deals have been made.

That would put Israeli leftists in the same bed as their enemies with the US pimping the consummation. It would add an additional equation to the Nord Stream problem set.

I hope I’m wrong. What was it? Who benefitted? Psalm 2.

https://jewishinsider.com/2022/09/amos-hochstein-lebanon-israel-maritime-mediterranean/

The issue is the Karish Gas Field off the coast of Israel. The only line that existed prior to the discovery of the Karish Gas Field was the red line. In November of 2019, Israel discovered natural gas. Since then, Lebanon has redrawn a yellow, green, and blue line. As of October 2022, Lebanon wants to live by the blue line and reap the benefits of the Karish Field.

In a turn of events, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has voiced a United States mediated agreement between Israel and Lebanon as an “important step”.

“…new and promising horizons for the people of Lebanon by rescuing the country from the crisis it has fallen into.”

“Only Lebanon will make the decision to demarcate its maritime boundaries, and it will do this according to what Lebanon sees as good for the state,” Hassan Nasrallah.

Previously, Nasrallah’s comments were about military targeting of Israeli resources if they chose to drill in the Karish.

“Israel believes that it is both possible and necessary to reach an agreement on a maritime line between Lebanon and Israel, in a manner that will serve the interests of the citizens of both countries.” -Spokesperson, Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid

Amos Hochstein of the United States has been the mediator.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lebanon-receives-written-us-proposal-for-maritime-border-deal-with-israel/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-subdued-comments-nasrallah-calls-maritime-border-deal-proposal-important-step/

More bait to set the hook…

Ezekiel 38:2-5 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.

The Watchmen: Israeli Gov’t Vacuum, Hezbollah Drones, Putin’s Watching, Biden to Middle East, Saudi Oil & China’s Yuan, Finland & Sweden to NATO?, Food Under Attack, Sri Lanka Revolt

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Saudi Arabia/Sheba/Dedan, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world… Click on the video link at the bottom of the post for content and analysis by Czekmate and Paul.

In this edition of The Watchmen… Israel has a new Prime Minister and he is Yair Lapid. The former government and leadership under Naftali Bennett has collapsed. As of now, elections to form a new government in Israel are set for November 1, 2022. Speculation is running rampant on coalition formations. Politics do make for strange bed fellows. One situation has a conservative rabbi and an Arab looking to help form a government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Expect more twists and turns.

Currently, Israel is suffering from a lack of leadership. Are we watching a trend that will result in the appointment of a really evil leader?

1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.

Hezbollah launched an attack from Lebanon to the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) stepped in and destroyed three drones intended for the drilling rig. The international boundary remains a point of contention for Lebanon and segments of the international community.

Russia is watching and will ultimately intervene according the Prophet Ezekiel 38-39. President Vladimir Putin has stated he wants to control the flow of oil and gas from east to west into Europe. Only Israel stands in the way from a Russian monopoly on energy in the region. Russia smells weakness with a leadership vacuum in Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-711021

https://www.memri.org/reports/hizbullah-and-israeli-lebanese-gas-field-dispute

President Biden is making a trip to the Middle East this week. He looks to stop in Israel, Palestine (as he sees it), and Saudi Arabia. Biden will visit with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis feel betrayed by the Biden Administration. The Saudis have openly discussed the notion of oil payments in the Chinese Yuan. The ripple effects could be staggering. These are economic high stakes.

What will Biden’s policy be toward the land of Israel and its capital Jerusalem? Will he look to divide the land and capital? Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/07/10/Biden-says-always-aimed-to-reorient-not-rupture-Saudi-relations-ahead-of-visit

In a little over a week, Turkish President Recep Erdogan faced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. First, Erdogan had an abysmal meeting with the Saudi’s Mohammed bin Salman, then Turkey agreed to accept Finland and Sweden into NATO. Erdogan reached an agreement. His vote of acceptance was bought at the price of American F16’s and labeling the Kurds terrorists.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/29/nato-deal-between-turkey-sweden-and-finland-brings-wins-for-erdogan.html

Food is under attack!

Russia continues with its invasion of Ukraine. Wheat fields are being set on fire. Mines are being placed in fields resulting in the destruction of farm equipment. Mines are being set in destroyed sea ports. Grain exportation to other parts of the region and world are severely hampered.

What started out as a farmer protest in the Netherlands is spreading. The Dutch are major food exporters across Europe from the north. Farmers across Europe are beginning to show their muscle. The rallying cry is a simple one. “No farmers, no food.”

Farmers are protesting “green energy” policies which are restricting. Government authorities state “targets introduced last month (are) to reduce harmful nitrogen compounds by 2030, (which) are necessary in emissions of nitrogen oxides from farm animal manure and from the use of ammonia in fertilizer.”

Government Authorities have responded by opening fire on farmers with guns. Tear gas has been released. Dogs have been unleashed. Fines have been levied.

Farmer protests have spread to Poland, Germany, and Italy.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/06/dutch-government-launches-canadian-style-crackdown-on-farmer-protests/

Food security complications continue to grow across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

What we are witnessing in Sri Lanka is the end result…

Revelation 6:5-6 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

A hallmark of the beginning of the tribulation is hyperinflation as noted in Revelation 6 which leads to global famine. Revelation 6 talks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage just to eat. Inflation is in the headlines. Food security continues to be a growing issue. We are trending and living in times as described by John the Revelator. We should pay attention.

The Watchmen: Burden of Damascus Airport, Europe Gas Deal with Israel?, Lawlessness, Food Security Concerns Increase, Feet of Iron and Clay?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world…

Isaiah 17, The Burden of Damascus

In this episode of The Watchmen, it would appear Israel has upped the ante by targeting the Damascus International Airport. Significant damage has occurred to the runways of the airport which resulted in the closing of the airport to commercial and domestic traffic. Russia has voiced their displeasure towards Israel. The concern is the flow of military equipment from Iran to Lebanon and Hezbollah.

The European Commission is proposing a gas deal with Israel via Egypt. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is traveling to Israel this week to iron a potential gas deal. The goal is “to advance relations between the EU and Israel, especially cooperation in the area of energy. The president will also discuss with Israeli government representatives the global reaction to the food crisis and the situation in the Middle East.”

Meanwhile, the Israeli Navy is standing by drilling rigs as they travel to the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel looks to continue to expand their production of natural gas.

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2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

Lawlessness continues to abound. Mexican President López Obrador attempted to blackmail President Biden at the Summit of the Americas. To President Biden’s credit, “We do not believe that dictators should be invited.” However, The International Organization for Migration tells the United States more immigration is coming and deal with it. Meanwhile, governors from Texas and Florida are bickering on how to manage the influx of illegal people coming to the United States. All the while, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has allowed Russian troops into the country for training, law enforcement and emergency response. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was not invited to Los Angeles for the summit, so Maduro went Tehran to visit President Ebrahim Raisi at the Sa’adabad Palace. Backroom deals galore…

Iran is inching closer to a nuclear bomb.

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Revelation 6:6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

Hyperinflated food prices are noted at the onset of the Tribulation. So we continue to watch trends of food inflation. Russian President Vladimir Putin and “Nazis” and others continue to weaponize food by setting grain fields on fire, laying mines in fields and sea ports, and destroying stockpiles of grains in Ukraine.

The list continues to grow in the United States. Ninety-five (95) food processing plants have gone up in flames since President Biden has taken office. The list continues to expand and increase in frequency. This essentially has become a war on poultry. Chickens and turkey plants appear to be the main target with millions upon millions of birds destroyed. The result is a reasonably priced source of protein in eggs and birds are impacted.

Chinese owned Smithfield Farms has announced they are closing business in California due to bureaucratic red tape. Yet another strain on the food supply.

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China continues to threaten Taiwan.

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Daniel 2:33 …its legs were iron, and its feet were part iron and part clay.

This is Nebuchadnezzar’s statue from the prophet Daniel. The focus is the last global empire. This has yet to emerge on the scene. The point is to file this information away. It is interesting only because there are 10 nations involved. The Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act has bipartisan support in the House and Senate in the United States. The goal is to create an integrated missile and air defense infrastructure to defend against the Iranians. The bill would allow the US Defense Department to support Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. Are we saying this confederation of nations is the group of 10 nations? NO! Just watching with interest.

All of this and more on this edition of The Watchmen. Click on the link below for analysis and details.

photo: Energean

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-709108

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-709197

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Israel-Sends-Battleships-To-Escort-Drilling-Rig-In-Disputed-Gas-Field.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/09/menendez-lopez-obrador-biden-americas-summit/7569819001/

https://www.iom.int/news/iom-statement-los-angeles-declaration-migration-and-protection

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/531130-gov-desantis-texas-greg-abbott-should-send-migrants-back-to-mexico/

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nicaragua-authorizes-entry-russian-troops-planes-ships-85329515

https://en.irna.ir/news/84785218/A-brief-look-into-Maduro-visit-to-Iran

https://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-without-western-pressure-iran-dangerously-close-to-nuclear-weapon/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10906621/Putins-forces-deliberately-targeting-wheat-fields-shells-torch-harvest-Ukraine-says.html

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-11/farmer-john-plant-to-close

https://www.wionews.com/world/us-defence-secretary-lloyd-austin-slams-chinas-destabilising-military-activity-near-taiwan-487110

https://www.israel365news.com/270236/israel-may-unite-with-nine-arab-countries-to-fight-iran

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