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TWIP: Israel & Lebanon Gas Deal?; Crimean Kerch Bridge Fallout; Kim Jung Un; Food Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 10:34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an axe, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One.

On This Week in Prophecy… It would appear Israel and Lebanon have reached a historic agreement in regards to maritime borders and the development of natural gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement has not been signed on the dotted line. Details are beginning to leak out into news outlets.

Israel appears to have its security concerns addressed and met. The Karish gas field will likely remain under Israeli control.

Lebanon will get the economic benefit of the Qana gas field. Total Energy of France will help develop the gas field. Allegedly…

The devil will be in the details…

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/11/israel-lebanon-agree-on-draft-deal-on-maritime-borders

Ezekiel 38:1… 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…

The Kerch Bridge connecting the Crimea Peninsula and the mainland of Russia was blown up over the weekend. Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved with the opening of the bridge a few years ago. The explosion of the bridge occurred on Putin’s birthday.

Russia has since responded with heavy missile attacks across Ukraine over the past two days. Utilities including electricity and water have been destroyed throughout Ukraine.

Things are escalating quickly…

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/kerch-strait-bridge-road-and-rail-traffic-resume-to-very-limited-degree

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Kim Jung Un in North Korea is personally overseeing military drills involving a tactical nuclear attack on South Korea. He continues to aggressively posture towards the United States.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-oversaw-tactical-nuclear-military-training

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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!”

Grain container barges are backed up on the Mississippi River. Drought has resulted in lower water levels on the mighty river. The result is shipping costs are going through the roof.

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/huge-barge-logjam-mississippi-eases-vessel-shipping-prices-hyperinflate

A Dutch seed and plant company is shutting its doors in April 2023 due to the rising cost of energy, wages, and red tape. This is yet another example of food supply chains being squeezed.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

Hook in Jaw… Russia Moves Naval and Air Resources to Syria for Drills… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by paulthepoke

MiG-31K and Il-38 aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase as part of the exercise
Anna Berestova
05:00 25.06.2021

Click on the link below for Czekmate Analysis and Commentary

Several Russian military aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria as part of an exercise. More than 15 warships and over 30 aircraft are taking part in the exercises of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

On Friday, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, joint exercises of the forces of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces began. As part of the event, a pair of MiG-31K aircraft, which have the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex, and an Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft, flew from Russian airfields to the Russian Khmeimim airbase in the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to the plan of the exercises, five ships of the Russian Navy, in particular the missile cruiser Moskva, the frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov, as well as two submarines Stary Oskol and Rostov-on-Don, together with anti-submarine aircraft Tu- 142MK, Il-38, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and MiG-31K aircraft will perform combat training tasks to ensure the security of the Khmeimim airbase and the Russian Navy’s logistics center Tartus.

Also, during training flights, aviation technology and equipment will be tested in difficult climatic conditions, including those caused by high temperatures and the possibility of long-term flights over the water surface. Aircraft crews will acquire practical skills for working out training tasks in new geographical areas.

At the moment, an air strike group led by the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is in the Mediterranean Sea. In this regard, one of the goals of the exercises will be to monitor the actions of an aircraft carrier group.

In May this past year, the reconstruction of the second runway at the Khmeimim air base was completed with a complete replacement of the coating and the installation of new lighting and radio equipment. Thanks to the increase in the length of the runway at the Khmeimim airfield, the crews of Russian long-range aviation and the latest missile carriers have been able to practice practical skills in performing tasks in the airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.

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Iranian Oil Ships Targeted

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

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

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

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March 2021: News outlets (including the Middle East Eye, Haaretz, and The Times of Israel) around the Middle East are quoting a Wall St. Journal article. The Wall St. Journal has quoted “US and regional officials.”

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At least 12 Iranian oil tankers or ships containing Iranian freight have been targeted by Israel. The Iranian ships are typically bound for Syria. This has been occurring since 2019. To date, none of the Iranian vessels have been sunk.

“Officials” suggested Israel is looking to stop the flow of money to fund terrorism. Financial resources “are funding extremism in the Middle East”.

Israel has blamed Iran for an attack on an Israeli cargo ship the MV Helios Ray.

Iran blames Israel for a series of mysterious explosions at nuclear facilities along with the execution of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Factions of Israeli representatives also blame Iran for a massive oil spill that washed a shore on the Mediterranean coast.

Israel has blasted Iranian supported Hezbollah targets in Lebanon and Syria.

The altercations have taken place in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Both Iran and Israel refused to comment on the recent history.

United States President Biden is looking to rejoin the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. And so the plot thickens.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-strikes-target-iranian-oil-bound-for-syria-11615492789

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-officials-say-israel-attacked-ships-carrying-iranian-oil-to-syria-report/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-iran-ships-targeted-carrying-oil-reports

Russian Naval Build in the Eastern Mediterranean, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2020 by paulthepoke

Beirut, Lebanon; September 12, 2020: This is a breaking story out of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. As emotions are running high between Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, Russia is transferring significant naval forces to the region.

The following is from the Russian website Avia.pro. The feed was picked up by Al-Masdar News.

“experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy.”

one of the last to appear off the coast of Syria was the tanker of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy ‘Akademik Pashin’; boats, and, obviously, this is far from the final number of ships of the Russian Navy located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.” -Telegram channel, Hunter Notes

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/large-number-of-russian-warships-deployed-between-syria-and-cyprus-photo/

Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

What does secular history say about the Magogians? Who are they? In the 7th century BC, Hesiod the Greek poet identified the Scythians as people of modern day southern Russia. Hesiod’s writings pre dated the Ezekiel the prophet.

The Father of History, Herodotus, labeled the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, Scythians. This occurred in the 5th century AD.

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel says Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel.

On August 15, 2016, Russia acquired its first permanent air base in Syria, the Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia, Syria. The Russians have been building and expanding their military presence in the region since.

Natural Gas Find Off the Coast of Israel, November 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2019 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:12 to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.

to capture spoil and to seize plunder… Here are the intentions of Gog, the leader of Magog (Russia). The Russians, along with the Turks and Iranians are planning to invade and attempt to steal natural resources from Israel. This is what Ezekiel is saying from roughly 2,600 years ago.

For more linking Magog to modern day Russia, see the link below. https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

November 2019: The British and Greek energy company Energean has made a significant oil and natural gas find off of the coast of Israel. 25 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas and 34 million barrels of light oil has been confirmed.

These amounts will be in addition to the initial discoveries of 68 bcm of natural gas and 33 million barrels of light oil.

“This is an excellent result from the Karish North appraisal sidetrack, confirming in place volumes in the top half of pre-drill estimates and increasing our recoverable volumes in Israel by 0.9 Tcf (25 BCM) of gas plus 34 million barrels of light oil or condensate. Today’s news delivers upon another commitment that we had made to our shareholders and the successful results allow us to continue our gas marketing efforts in the region with a goal to fully utilize the capacity of our 8 BCMA FPSO. Our focus now remains on closing the Edison E&P acquisition, in parallel with progressing Karish development. ” -Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive, Energean

For a complete look at the Energean appraisal, click on the link below. https://www.energean.com/media/3527/20191104-successful-karish-north-appraisal.pdf

These finds are in addition to two tremendous areas of natural gas. The Leviathan oil and gas basin in the Mediterranean Sea is believed to hold 1.7 billion barrels of oil. The basin also holds an estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (Noble Energy, U.S. Geological Survey). A second oil and natural gas basin is the Tamar. It is estimated to hold 7.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (Noble Energy).

Israel is looking to export their natural resources to western Europe. These exports will cut into the bottom lines of Russia and Turkey. More bait for a future invasion of Israel. At some point in the future, Russia and its allies will invade Israel for their “great spoil”. They have economic motivation and reason to invade.

Trend Update: Israel & Egypt Ink Gas Deal, February 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘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?’

See the video link below for additional analysis and geography.

Oil and natural gas will be serious bait for the Russian invasion of Israel. At some point in the future, Russia and its allies will invade Israel for their “great spoil”.

For details linking modern day Russia to ancient Magog. See the link below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

 

Full disclosure, the author of this article is a shareholder in Zion Oil & Gas (ZN); listed on NASDAQ Exchange.

February 14, 2018: Zion Oil & Gas has discovered oil and natural gas in the Megiddo-Jezreel Valley.

“I am ecstatic to see clear evidence of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) in the deeper portion of our Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well, a project that we have been working on for years. However, at this time we cannot comment on the commerciality or ability to successfully produce the well. We ask that our shareholders continue to pray for safe and successful drilling, logging, and testing operations, and for God’s wisdom for management as we make key decisions in the following days and weeks. Please be patient. We will provide further updates after we have adequate time to properly evaluate the logs and finalize our well testing program following the recent events.” Zion’s CEO, Victor G. Carrillo

http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/14/zion-oil-gas-encounters-oil-onshore-israel

This is the location John discusses at the outset of the bowl judgments in Revelation.

Revelation 16:16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

 

February 19, 2018: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel announces a $15 billion deal to export natural gas to Egypt. See the link below for a video statement from the Prime Minister.

Noble Energy and Delek Drilling are the benefactors of the deal. They will be selling natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings of Egypt. The natural gas is coming from the Leviathan and Tamar natural gas fields off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. 64 billion cubic meters of natural gas are expected to be exported over 10 years.

Egypt has the ability to liquefy the natural gas and transport around the world. Those liquefication plants are owned by Royal Dutch Shell. Egypt announced the deal to their public as a nameless partner.

Security of pipelines and distribution will be a factor. Historically, ISIS has vandalized pipelines in the region of the Sinai Desert.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-19/noble-delek-sign-15-billion-deal-to-export-israel-gas-to-egypt

 

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Trend Update: Russia Issues Red Line, June 2017

Posted in Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2017 by paulthepoke

Genesis 2:14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Humanity began in the Garden of Eden and one of the four rivers mentioned was the Euphrates. Thousands of years later, the Euphrates River is still relevant. What once was a garden is now a desolate battlefield.

June 19, 2017: The backlash from the downing of Syrian SU 22 fighter jet has begun. Russia has literally drawn a line in the sand in the Middle East. The line is the Euphrates River.

“Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River, will be tracked by Russian anti-aircraft forces in the sky and on the ground and treated as targets.” Russian Defense Ministry

Russia has effectively declared a no fly zone from the Euphrates River west to the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia has also suspended communication with United States over the downing of their Russian made plane in Syria.

Russia disputes the United States attempted contact before shooting down the Syrian SU 22 fighter jet. The United States has indicated they attempted to contact the Russians but they did not answer the phone.

The location of the Syrian pilot is unknown. He is reported to have ejected over ISIS held territory.

The Syrian Army has told the United States there will be “dangerous repercussions” for their actions.

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“As for what is happening ‘on the ground’ in Syria, we proceed from the assumption that it is necessary to fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity in Syria. Therefore, any actions ‘on the ground,’ and there are many participants there, including those who carry out military operations, should be coordinated with Damascus.” Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

Something is going to give.

“The era of dogfighting is largely over. After the totally lopsided kill-to-loss ratio attained by the US Air Force and US Navy during the First Gulf War (in 1991), it is a very rare thing for regimes under attack by the US and its allies to send fighters up in defense — since they know how it will end.” Justin Bronk of the Royal United Services Institute.

http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2017/06/19/dogfight-over-syria-us-fighter-shoots-down-russian-built-warplane-moscow-warns#tqYWcJeVElbFD2Z1.99

https://www.rferl.org/a/us-syria-sdf-warplane-shootdown-assad-islamic-state/28561861.html

 

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