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Trend Update: The UN & 70 Nations, January 2017

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2017 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:3 It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

January 10, 2017: Here we are four days before the big meeting in Paris, France. The entire world is wringing their hands. What are we going to do with Jerusalem? Zechariah 12:3 is a reality in our world today. The city is a heavy stone. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. A future Palestinian state wants Jerusalem as its capital.

A critical issue is UN Resolution 2334. The document is hostile to the nation of Israel. The UN refused to acknowledge their existence as a country and refers to Israel as “occupiers”. Even the Western Wall where the Jews go to pray has been deemed “illegally occupied territory”.

For those interested in reading the resolution, click on the link below.

http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/SRES2334-2016.pdf

Representatives from seventy (70) countries are scheduled to attend the UN meeting sponsored by the French. If seventy nations rings a bell, see Genesis 10-11 and the original table of nations. This was such a great idea back in Nimrod’s day, God scattered people across the earth and confused humanity’s language. The world was broken into seventy (70) countries. This was the original UN emerging from the Tower of Babel, seventy countries.

While we are discussing the number 70…Make what you want of this. It is up to the individual reader.  The following is from the Washington Post. This is the opening paragraph to the story.

JERUSALEM — On a cloudless blue morning, an honor guard brought the flag-draped coffin of Shimon Peres to the Mount Herzl national cemetery Friday as 100 world leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries bid farewell to the former Israeli leader and Nobel laureate whose dream of a lasting peace with the Palestinians remains elusive.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/obama-and-world-leaders-attend-funeral-for-israeli-leader-shimon-peres/2016/09/30/0d993382-868a-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html?utm_term=.0a48e5469ee0

The number 70 does have significance in the Bible. Here are a few examples of many provided in Scripture.

Exodus 24:9 Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel…

Numbers 11:16a The Lord therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel…

Jeremiah 25:11 This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Jeremiah 29:10 For thus says the Lord, “When seventy years have been completed for Babylon…”

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.

Make what you want of it. Do your own homework. Get out a concordance and look up “seventy”. Draw your own conclusions. It is what it is…just making an observation.

What is intriguing is looking at maps on websites leading up to this meeting on January 15, 2017. Accommodations have already been made for a future state of Palestine. Areas surrounding the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are already referred to as Palestinian Territories. Jerusalem has been divided accordingly. Plans have even been made for nature preserves in the West Bank per the Oslo Accords. The Golan Heights has been committed to Syria as part of a “peace plan”. See video link above for details.

Get ready…

Trend Update: All Roads Lead to Mosul, October 2016

Posted in Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 17, 2016 by paulthepoke

Genesis 10:11 From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah…

That “he” is Nimrod. He is the one who built the ancient city of Nineveh. The city was built approximately 4,000 years ago. Nineveh is the city furthest north of those built by Nimrod. Nineveh is the city and people in focus in the Book of Jonah. Nineveh was once the largest city in the known world.

Historically, Nineveh is the capital of the Assyrian Empire.

Nineveh is located in modern day Mosul, Iraq. The modern day region maintains it ties to the past. Mosul is located in the province of Nineveh.

For links to multiple articles regarding ancient Nineveh/modern day Mosul, Iraq…

https://paulthepoke.com/category/mosulnineveh/

October 17, 2016: The Iraqi government has announced the beginning of the Mosul Offensive to liberate the city of ISIS.

In today’s world, there are many different news sources. With advancements in technology, Twitter and Periscope are providing a view from the front lines of the conflict. Participants in the battle are issuing their own version of what is happening in the area. If interested, key word search #MosulOffensive on Twitter or Periscope. Be ready, it is raw.

Most of the activity is taking place on the highways and villages leading towards Mosul. Heavy fighting appears to be outside of the city at this time.

The following information is from an ISIS twitter stream. “Martyrdom Operations” have been completed south of Mosul in Qayyara. The location is about 35 miles south of Mosul. Translation for “Martyrdom Operation” is suicide mission. Video of a Martyrdom Operations can be found on Twitter and YouTube.

Military operations have been reported east of Mosul.

Kurdish forces are reported to be on the outskirts of southeast Mosul in Al Kuwayr. Villages between Erbil, Iraq and Mosul have been cleared of ISIS.

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/peshmerga-forces-now-7kms-from-mosul-military-sources/666688

 

Trend Update: Nineveh/Mosul Dam, March 2016

Posted in Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by paulthepoke

Genesis 10:8-12 Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

This is the city planning resume of Nimrod. He built cities along the Tigris River over 4,000 years ago. The city furthest south was Babylon (30 miles south of Baghdad). The city furthest north was Nineveh or modern day Mosul, Iraq (220 miles north of Baghdad). All of this could be destroyed in less than a week if the Mosul Dam breaks.

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http://paulthepoke.com/2015/03/11/trend-update-assyrian-empirenimrod-march-2015/

Nineveh is the city and people in focus in the Book of Jonah. Nineveh was once the largest city in the known world. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and warn them of pending judgment. The Assyrian people ultimately listened to Jonah and changed their attitude and actions towards God and others.

The modern day region maintains it ties to the past. Mosul is located in the province of Ninevah (ABC News). Nineveh is located in modern day Mosul, Iraq. ISIS destroyed the tomb of Jonah the prophet in Mosul.

http://paulthepoke.com/2014/07/16/trend-update-assyrian-empireninevehjonah-july-2014/

http://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/14/trend-update-assyrian-empireninevehjonah-january-2015/

The Mosul Dam was built by Saddam Hussein in 1986 on soluble gypsum. Translation, the dam is built on a shifting, poor foundation. The Mosul dam is located 35 miles north of Mosul, Iraq. ISIS previously managed to take control of the Mosul Dam in June 2014. Currently, the Mosul Dam is managed by the Kurdish peshmerga. The issue is ISIS took the maintenance equipment and supplies. And the Kurds are busy fighting back ISIS to maintain control of the dam. As of March 2016, the dam is in serious trouble.

This dam manages the Tigris River in Iraq. An estimated 45-70 foot wall of water could flood the river valley if the dam breaks. This could potentially kill up to 150 million people and displace millions more per estimates.

The city of Mosul could be underwater within four hours of a dam break. Within 77 hours, Baghdad could be targeted.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2016/mar/10/the-mosul-dam-is-crumbling-if-it-bursts-it-would-be-a-disaster-on-a-biblical-scale

Archaeological and cultural sites along the Tigris River could be flushed and destroyed.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/02/29/mosul-dam-breach-karadsheh-lklv.cnn

Fear not, the Iraqi government has a plan…

Trend Update: Assyrian Empire/Nimrod, March 2015

Posted in Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by paulthepoke

Genesis 10:8-12 Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.

Nimrod is the great grandson of Noah. The family tree looks like this: Noah, Ham, Cush, Nimrod (Genesis 10:1, 6, 8).

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Per Strong’s Concordance, Nimrod means: rebellion or valiant. Three times, Nimrod is described as mighty, strong, and brave in the Hebrew. Some interpretations indicate Nimrod was possibly a “hunter of men” in addition to game. This guy was the original antichrist long before the term was coined.

These were the directions given to Noah and family after the flood. Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” God said fill the earth, spread out. Nimrod rebelled and built cities. Nimrod brought people to cities. He had a significant opinion of himself. A city bears his name.

Nimrod was a real person. He built towns along the Tigris River. The first town Nimrod built was Babylon (south of modern day Baghdad). Shinar is the area of southern Iraq. Assyria is the area of northern Iraq following the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The towns mentioned in the Bible are real towns. Nimrod is effectively the founder of modern day Iraq. These towns were built roughly 4,000 years ago. Fast forward to March, 2015. These towns are back in our headlines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/world/middleeast/isis-bulldozing-of-ancient-nimrud-site-in-iraq-stirs-outrage.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

ISIS views the archaeology of the ancient city is idolatrous.

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/06/islamic-state-militants-bulldoze-ancient-nimrud-ruins-as-idolatrous/

Irony: ISIS has effectively occupied the territory of the Ancient Assyrian Empire noted in the Bible. Nimrod and Nineveh were two important cities of antiquities. The modern day Assyrian Empire (ISIS) is doing all it can to destroy and erase the history of the Ancient Assyrian Empire.

Trend Update: Assyrian Empire/Euphrates River, June 2014

Posted in Euphrates River, Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2014 by paulthepoke

The Assyrian Empire of history originates from the city of Ninevah, modern day Mosul, Iraq. Genesis 10:11 From that land he (Nimrod) went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah… The modern day region maintains it ties to the past. Mosul is located in the province of Ninevah (ABC News). This region of real estate has been in the news with the Civil War taking place in Syria (September 2013). Major oil and gas pipelines run from the Kirkuk Oil Fields to the border of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Once in Turkey, the pipeline runs to the west before stopping in the Mediterranean Sea where oil and gas are exported primarily to Europe. The security of these pipelines is constantly being challenged by multiple groups. At this time (June 2014), the violence and regional instability has spread and now includes northern Iraq.

The movement is spear headed by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This group is a splinter off of Al-Qaeda. CNN completed a story which stated that ISIS is considered too violent for even Al-Qaeda. The video shown on TV validates their commitment to violence.

The leader of ISIS is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He was detained by the United States in a terrorist camp in Iraq, Camp Bucca. Al-Baghdadi was captured in 2005. In 2009, we released him. Military officials at the camp state Al-Baghdadi was not the worst of the worst. For more details click on the following link. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/14/isis-leader-see-you-in-new-york.html

With the capture of Mosul, ISIS now manages the Mosul Dam. This dam manages the control of the Tigris River in Iraq. Keep in mind, Turkey cut off flow of the Euphrates earlier in the month of June 2014. Lake Assad (another damming of the Euphrates River in Syria) has already been impacted in Syria. Lake Assad and surrounding territory in Syria is under the control of ISIS. People are already suffering the effects with no electricity and fresh water. Now, this organization effectively controls the water supplies of the nations of Syria and Iraq.

Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.

Look at the maps below and draw your own conclusions.

June 14, 2014 per http://i.dailymail.co.uk/

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Assyrian Empire per http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/images/mesopot_assyr_map_lg.jpg

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Goal of ISIS

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Isaiah 10:5-7 Assyrian Empire and Modern Day Geography

Posted in Isaiah, Mosul/Nineveh, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 10:5-7 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hands is My indignation I send it against a godless nation and commission it against the people of My fury to capture booty and to seize plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets. Yet it does not so intend, nor does it plan so in its heart, but rather it is its purpose to destroy and to cut off many nations.

Nimrod founded Nineveh as noted in Genesis 8:10-12. Assyria lay along the middle Tigris between the Kurdish Taurus Mountains and Jebel Hamrin and formed an area about the size of the state of Connecticut (modern day northern Iraq; Iraq, Turkey, and Iran mountainous borders). On the west bank of the Tigris lay a single plain, while on the east bank the country was divided into three sections: the area between the mountains and the Great Zab River, the sector between the Great and Lesser Zab rivers, and the region between the Lesser Zab and the mountain Jebel Hamrin (modern day Kirkuk Oil Field in Iraq).

The land is fertile and undulating and has enough rainfall to support dry farming. Assyria had abundant supplies of limestone and alabaster and some marble. This region of real estate was recently in the news with the Civil War taking place in Syria (September 2013). A major oil and gas pipeline runs from the Kirkuk Oil Field north to the border of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Once in Turkey, the pipeline runs to the west before stopping in the Mediterranean Sea where oil and gas are exported primarily to Europe. The security of this pipeline is constantly being challenged by multiple groups.

The major cities were Asshur (son of Shem and Hebrew people, Genesis 10:22, modern day between Mosul and Bagdhad, Iraq) on the west bank of the Tigris and Lesser Zab River; and Nineveh (modern day Mosul, Iraq), and Calah to the southeast on the Tigris a few miles from Nineveh.

The height of power of the Assyrian Empire was during the seventh century BC. The Assyrians built an empire that stretched from Egypt on the southwest to Persia (modern day Iran) on the east and from the Persian Gulf on the southeast to Anatolia (modern day Turkey) on the north.

Resources: New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas, Holman QuickSource Bible Dictionary, MapsofWorld.com

Assyria had specific directions from God. Go get Israel. But that was not enough. Assyria wanted more. Their attitude and plans were the conquest of multiple nations. Assyria’s punishment crossed the line and exceeded the expectation God had set. If Assyria would have followed directions and stuck to Israel, Assyria would have avoided judgment themselves. With their actions, Assyria is as good as dead.

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