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Turkey’s President Erdogan Wants Nuclear Weapons, September 2019

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

September 5, 2019: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan discussed his need for nuclear weapons. His comments were in front of his ruling political AK Party.

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“Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But (they tell us) we can’t have them. This, I cannot accept. There is no developed nation in the world that doesn’t have them” -President Erdogan

Erdogan’s primary complaint is the nation of Israel. For their part, Israel does not indicate their nuclear status in a positive or negative sense.

“We have Israel nearby, as almost neighbors. They scare (other nations) by possessing these. No one can touch them.” -President Erdogan.

Turkey previously signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1980 and the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Time will tell if these treaties mean anything to a man seeking nuclear weapons.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1VP2QN?

Erdogan did not stop with nuclear ambitions. He added some leverage to the situation by discussing the refugee situation in Syria.

Erdogan is demanding a “safe zone” in Syria. If an agreement is not reached with the United States, Erdogan has indicated he will release millions of refugees through Turkey into western Europe. Turkey’s president wants a deal by the end of September 2019.

“We will be forced to open the gates. We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone.”

There are an estimated 3.65 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/turkey-erdogan-syrian-refugees-open-the-gates

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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.

The brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) appear to point to modern day Turkey.

Russia will be joined by several countries in their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries is modern day Turkey.

At some point in the future, Russia is prophesied to invade Israel. The Bible says Russia and Turkey are going to join forces (Ezekiel 38-39).

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Predestined With Free Will: Nations and Their Foreign Policy

Posted in Jude, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by paulthepoke

Psalm 115:2-3 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases.

God claims He is the One who controls the destiny of nations and history. He is the ultimate authority.

Do politicians and countries choose their foreign policy? Sure they do. Countries make strategic decisions and direction. In today’s world, we are currently watching politicians discuss “peace and security in the Middle East”. Do you think world leaders are consulting God and His will in their potential actions? Do world leaders even consider God as they plot their course?

Will nations be held accountable for their decisions and how they relate to God’s chosen people? Yes they will. God will have a response.

Isaiah 17:12-13 Ah, the thunder of many peoples; they thunder like the thundering of the sea! Ah, the roar of nations; they roar like the roaring of mighty waters! The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, and be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, or like whirling dust before a gale.

The attitude exhibited in Isaiah 17 is consistent with today’s world leaders. They talk tough and threaten each other with guaranteed destruction. Nations impose economic sanctions and create various trade deals with their partners. Their design is to protect their interests and inflict hardship on their adversaries. Israel’s enemies threaten to shove the Jews into the Mediterranean on a daily basis. Kingdoms against kingdoms are promising to blow the hell out of each other.

Despite all these human instruments of death and tragedy, God compares the nations and their bravado to chaff and dust. He is the wind. God is the gale. Chaff and dust have no control. These light weight particles are at the mercy of air currents. He is the wind who steers the nations. To quote the song from Kansas, “All we are is dust in the wind.”

Nuclear weapons and 21st century instruments of warfare are no match for God and His plan for history. Humans love thumping their chests and showing off their explosive toys. Which country can bring about the most destruction? These are ultimately no match. God will preserve Israel.

Isaiah 54:15-17 If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from Me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from Me, declares the LORD.

In Psalm 79, we see this mindset in the world today. People question whether or not there is a god let alone the God of the Bible. A time is coming when the world will question Israel whether or not their God is real. But, God will respond.

Psalm 79:10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes!

Trend Update: Putin Touts Next Generation Nuclear Missiles, March 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

The context of the verse… God is talking to Gog of Magog. Gog is the leader of what many scholars and historians believe to be modern day Russia. The verses state Magog has abundant, impressive military equipment. See the link below linking Magog to modern day Russia for detailed analysis.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

March 2018: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has announced to the world advances in nuclear weaponry. This was a campaign speech for the president. The election is less than 3 weeks away.

Putin claims the new missiles will not be detected by American technology. Putin showed off the missile capability in a video that appeared to be a nuclear attack on Florida. These are “invincible” cruise missiles. The cruise missile was described as a “low-flying, difficult-to-spot cruise missile, with a practically unlimited range and an unpredictable flight path, which can bypass lines of interception and is invincible in the face of all existing and future systems of both missile defense and air defense” by President Putin.

kalibr4 cruise

In a comment directed to the United States and Europe, Putin stated, “They need to take account of a new reality and understand … [this]… is not a bluff.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43239331

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Military resources from Russia continue to pour into Syria. Vladimir Shamanov is the head of the Russian Duma’s defense committee. Shamanov is a former commander of Russia’s airborne troops. Shamanov recently made to following statement.

“As we helped the brotherly Syrian people, we tested over 200 new types of weapons. Today our military-industrial complex made our army look in a way we can be proud of.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-tested-over-200-new-weapons-in-syria-mp/

And so the military build continues. History and fulfilled prophecy await…

 

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Trend Update: Dennis Rodman, Diplomat to North Korea, September 2017

Posted in Culture, Fake News???, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.

Millions of people and their safety are potentially in the hands of Kim Jung Un, Dennis Rodman, and Donald Trump. Hard to believe we are going to forget this. But humanity does not learn from its mistakes.

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September 6, 2017: Dennis Rodman discusses his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jung Un. Good times on the Korean Peninsula…Karaoke, skiing, horseback riding. The interview speaks for itself. Click on the link below.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4402325/dennis-rodman-vows-to-straighten-out-north-korea-kim-jong-un-friendship/

 

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Trend Update: Wars & Rumors of Wars, September 2017

Posted in Euphrates River, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2017 by paulthepoke

Mark 13:7-8 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. -Jesus

September 5, 2017: These are the headlines for the day…We will start in Israel.

http://www.newsweek.com/israel-preparing-another-war-hezbollah-idf-practices-attack-lebanon-659510

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hezbollah-reacts-to-IDF-drill-We-are-ready-for-any-act-of-Israeli-stupidity-504293

Israel is rehearsing an attack on the terrorist group Hezbollah out of Lebanon. The military exercise is taking place in northern Israel. The activity is a war simulation. Hezbollah’s response, “We are ready for an act of Israeli stupidity.”

 

Nuclear North Korea

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/north-korea-warns-of-more-gift-packages-for-united-states-20170905-01076

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/05/putin-warns-global-catastrophe-over-north-korea-nuclear-crisis.html

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/05/north-korea-mountain-used-as-nuclear-test-site-at-risk-collapsing-chinese-scientist-says.html

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Pyongyang-provocation/North-Korea-threat-prompts-Japan-evacuation-preparations

 

Russia & Ukraine

Russia wants a UN Security Council resolution for peacekeepers to the Ukraine.

https://www.rt.com/news/402094-russia-resolution-peacekeepers-ukraine/

 

ISIS

ISIS is out at Deir Ezzor, Syria on the Euphrates River. The fighting continue in Raqqa, Syria. This is the only remaining stronghold of ISIS. Raqqa is on the Euphrates River. ISIS is getting seriously squeezed in the Middle East.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-lifts-siege-deir-ezzor/

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1298928/syrian-democratic-forces-clear-great-mosque-of-raqqa/

 

Yemen

cholera yemen

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/saudi-arabia-yemen-war-rebel-alliance-imploding-washington.html

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/yemens-cholera-epidemic-hits-600-000-confounding-expectations/

 

And the earthquakes and famine portions of the verse were not addressed in this post. Let alone regional flooding throughout the planet and Harvey and Irma…

NOAA Hurricane Irma

These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

 

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Trend Update: Martial Law for Turkey??? Questions Surround Incirlik Air Base, January 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2017 by paulthepoke

January 5, 2017: There seems to be growing concern and speculation regarding Turkey instituting Martial Law. Below is a tweet by Vocal Europe that has been removed in Turkey. Vocal Europe is a Brussels-based European Magazine.

Turkish government is reportedly to declare ‘Martial Law’ after ongoing ‘state of emergency’ according to @thevocaleurope.

This tweet has been removed in Turkey. But, it is available on Twitter outside of Turkey.

https://twitter.com/thevocaleurope/status/817024897897627648

In an article released on January 5, 2017, The American Enterprise Institute is raising the question of Martial Law in Turkey.

Turkey’s government for its part is denying the claim of initiating Martial Law.

Currently the top trending item on Twitter in Turkey is “close Incirlik”.

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın made the following statement, “Turkey has the right to shut down Incirlik Air Base. We always have this right. But as I said, first the conditions should be evaluated. We have the right of disposition as part of Turkey’s sovereign right.”

Incirlik Air Base allegedly is home to 50-90 nuclear weapons belonging to the United States. It is unclear if the weapons remain in Turkey or if the nukes have been moved to Romania. The Incirlik air base is home to United States and NATO air forces.

Turkey is not happy with the amount of United States support in the fight against ISIS or Daesh (Turkey’s reference). They want more air support in Operation Euphrates Shield. Turkey continues to send military convoys into Al Rai, Syria to assist with Euphrates Shield.

“What purpose are you serving if you do not provide aerial support against DEASH in the most sensitive operation for us?” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey says they would not allow a terrorist group to form in the region.

President Erdogan wants Fetullah Gulen extradited from the United States. Gulen is thought to be the driving force of the attempted coup in the summer of 2016.

“The terrorist leader freely threatens Turkey, gives instructions, and sends messages from there. Unfortunately, we have not seen any support from the [Obama] administration about this. They tell us to give positive messages about anti-Americanism in Turkey, but I do not know what to say,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey states they are having a “confidence crisis” with the United States.

The economic background of all of this is the tanking Turkish Lira. Today the Lira hit an all-time low against the US dollar (3.6082 a dollar). The strong US dollar is crushing the Turkish economy driving the price of basic staples higher for locals in Turkey. The people are suffering from inflation.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-questions-us-use-of-incirlik-air-base-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108122&NewsCatID=338

http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/01/05/turkey-has-the-right-to-shut-down-incirlik-air-base-presidential-spox-kalin-says

https://www.aei.org/publication/is-turkey-headed-for-martial-law/

Scripture says Turkey is a player in the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario, the Gog and Magog war and invasion of Israel. There have been many twists and turns regarding Turkey since the summer of 2016.

For Scripture support indicating Meshech, Beth-Togarmah, Tubal, and Gomer being modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/ezekiel-38-39/

Trend Update: Russian Missile Tests/Residents Called Home to Motherland, October 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2016 by paulthepoke

Matthew 24:7-8a And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…

October 9, 2016: Russia deploys nuclear missiles to Kaliningrad. This is the most western region of Russia. Kaliningrad borders Lithuania and Poland. The missile system has a range of 440 miles. The missiles could reach Berlin, Germany.

Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia are reporting recent air space violations by Russian Air Force.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37597075

October 12, 2016: Russia has ordered all citizens abroad to return to the Motherland. This includes: administration staff, regional administrators, lawmakers of all levels, and employees of public corporations. Families and their children are return to Russia immediately. Children are to be taken out of schools and re enrolled at home in Russia. Citizens who do not follow orders will have their future employment prospects severely impaired.

Vladimir Putin cancelled a trip to France as well.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1962638/putin-orders-all-russian-children-and-relatives-studying-abroad-to-return-to-the-motherland-as-he-prepares-for-wwiii/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-11/russian-government-officials-told-immediately-bring-back-children-studying-abroad

October 12, 2016: Russia test fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

One of the missiles was launched the Plesetsk Space Center. The cosmodrome is roughly 400 miles north of Moscow. The missile has a maximum range of 10,000 km (6,125 miles). It can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.

“A training warhead… struck a simulated target on the firing range on the Kamchatka peninsula,” the Russian Defense Ministry.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201610121046263877-russia-topol-icbm-launch/

A second missile was fired from a submerged nuclear submarine. The submarine was on duty as part of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea. This missile also targeted the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Information is from the Russian Defense Ministry.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201610121046265358-russian-submarine-sineva-missile/

A third missile was launched from a submarine in the Okhost Sea which is located west of the Kamchatka Peninsula and north of Japan. The submarine is part of the Pacific Fleet in the Pacific Ocean. The target of this missile was the Kanin Peninsula in northwest Russia in the Barents Sea, specifically Cape Kanin on the northern tip.

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/russia-tests-nuclear-capable-ballistic-missiles-amid-tensions-with-west-3079459/

Article by www.rt.com provides an excellent overview with logistical data.

Ballistic missile tests “confirmed the effectiveness of command and control system of the naval strategic nuclear forces,” Russian Defense Ministry.

https://www.rt.com/news/362569-russia-ballistic-missiles-tests/

Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/10/04/trend-update-burden-of-damascusrussian-embassy-takes-fire-october-2016/

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/10/06/trend-update-burden-of-damascusrussia-adds-naval-forces-to-mediterranean-october-2016/

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