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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: Immigration to Israel/Aliyah, February 2015

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by paulthepoke

Jeremiah 31:8, 10 “Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, and I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; a great company, they will return here. Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.” –Lord God

Jeremiah 31 is a chapter about the future restoration of the country Israel, the people, the land, and the city of Jerusalem. The chapter promises a return of the Jews to the land of Israel. Happiness, safety, and peace abound. Agriculture efforts will flourish. Produce and livestock increases will be exponential. Israel will repent of its past. There will be a spiritual rebirth. Cities across Israel will be rebuilt. Jerusalem will be the capital and the size of the city will be expanded.

God promises His people (Israel) through the course of the Bible He will return them to the land of their fathers. Over three million Jews have immigrated back to the land of Israel since 1948 (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/).

Read today’s (February 2015) news. After a shooting of Jews in Denmark, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is calling for Jews to return to their homeland of Israel. This is in response to the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world. Today (February 2015) Jews are returning en masse from France, Ukraine, and Belgium. European leaders have been vocally opposed for the call to return to Israel despite the anti-Semitism taking place in their countries.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/leaders-criticise-netanyahu-calls-jewish-mass-migration-israel

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/world/middleeast/netanyahu-urges-mass-immigration-of-jews-from-europe.html?_r=0

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/copenhagen-shootings-european-leaders-reject-netanyahus-call-for-jewish-migration-to-israel-10049980.html

 

Legislation and financial aid has been passed in Israel to allow for an increase of immigration.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-prepares-for-mass-immigration-from-Europe-391083

 

See a previous post regarding Scripture promises of Jews returning to their homeland of Israel.

http://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/04/trend-update-land-for-peacejanuary-2015/

As a friend put it, “Prophecies being fulfilled right there!”

Jeremiah 31:17 “There is hope for your future,” declares the LORD, “And your children will return to their own territory.”

Trend Update: Dead Fish/Revelation, January 2015

Posted in Blood Red Water/Aquatic Death, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on January 21, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 8:8-9 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.

Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.

There is currently a trend around the world of mass amounts of aquatic life death. The following is from about 10 days of May 2014. These events are not local to a specific part of the world. It is occurring around the globe.

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17th May 2014 – Masses of fish turn up dead in a marina in Pultneyville, New York, AmericaLink

16th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Aragatsotn, ArmeniaLink

15th May 2014 – Hundreds of fish dying off ‘due to pollution’ in the wetlands of Rewalsar, IndiaLink

14th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing ashore in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, CanadaLink

13th May 2014 – Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along coast of Tasmania, AustraliaLink

12th May 2014 – Mass death of fish in the river Eden ‘is a mystery’ in Cumbria, EnglandLink

11th May 2014 – Thousands of dead Puffer Fish, also dead turtles washing up on various beaches in Colombia and Costa RicaLink and here

11th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond is ‘a mystery’ in Southborough, EnglandLink

10th May 2014 – Thousands of fish dead due to pollution in spring in Sikkim, IndiaLink

9th May 2014 – Die off of Fish ’causes panic’ in the Luda Yana River in BulgariaLink

8th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake ‘shock residents’ in Mangalore, IndiaLink

8th May 2014 – 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, AmericaLink

7th May 2014 – Massive die off of fish in reservoirs in Quanzhou, ChinaLink

7th May 2014 – Thousands of fish found dead on the shores of Roatan, HondurasLink

5th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach ‘a mystery’ in San Antonio Oeste, ArgentinaLink

5th May 2014 – Mass death of fish found in lakes in Almindingen, Denmark. Link

4th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Fujian, ChinaLink

3rd May 2014 – 1,000+ dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

2nd May 2014 – 40,000 fish die suddenly in a dam in Piaui, BrazilLink

Check out the following websites below if you want to see more of the trend…

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/dying-fish-dying-oceans-are-we-next/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?_r=0

The point of this post is not to debate the cause of the phenomenon. Yes, human behavior is a likely consideration. The point is, this is occurring. The Book of Revelation says it is going to get worse during the seven year tribulation. The source of the ultimate cause is Heavenly.

Trend Update: Assyrian Empire/Violence, August 2014

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2014 by paulthepoke

Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Believers in Christ are beheaded for their faith during the Tribulation. Beheading is a disturbing trend that is emerging in Middle East at the hands of ISIS (August 2014). The choice presented to people is convert to Islam, move from the region, or be killed. ISIS is producing videos to intimidate people. They are tutorials on violent behavior and how to complete a suicide bomb mission. See the following New York Times link for details.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/world/middleeast/suicide-bomb-instructor-accidentally-kills-iraqi-pupils.html?_r=0

Revelation 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained…

The scene is in the throne room of Heaven. The Greek word for “slain” is sphazo. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: to slay, slaughter, butcher, to put to death by violence, or mortally wounded. This word is used multiple times in Revelation. See 6:4, 13:3, and 18:24. Brutal, deadly violence is a hallmark of the Tribulation. This is also the same word used on multiple occasions to describe how Jesus was killed.

We are not in the Tribulation. The Antichrist has not been revealed and there is no Temple for him to desecrate. This is little consolation for those individuals who have been violently killed. But it is a developing trend that is consistent with what Scripture has to say about a seven year period of chaos leading up to the return of Christ.

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