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Trend Update: Obama Delays US Embassy Move to Jerusalem, December 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2016 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. 

The verses from Zechariah 12 have global implications. Essentially, the world is against Jerusalem, Israel as noted from resolutions passed by the United Nations (UN) in late November 2016.

Specifically, there is division in the United States regarding the issue of Jerusalem. On December 2, 2016, President Obama with the stroke of his pen delayed the moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Obama signed and renewed the six month waiver.

Before everyone piles on President Obama, every president since Bill Clinton in 1995 has done the same thing every six months. This includes George W. Bush. The waiver has been signed out of “national security” considerations.

“I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act,” President Obama.

This is where things get interesting. President Elect Trump has promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The moving of the U.S. Embassy was a campaign promise.

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law of the United States. The law was passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The law states the United States Embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The law states Jerusalem is to be an undivided city. Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of Israel. This law was to be enacted by May 31, 1999.

https://www.congress.gov/104/plaws/publ45/PLAW-104publ45.pdf

To complicate the matter further, a future Palestinian state wants Jerusalem as its capital. In the spirit of the issue, the Palestinians have promised to “make life miserable” for Trump and United States at the United Nations.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221144

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/11/10/trend-update-sanhedrin-calls-on-trump-putin-to-rebuild-temple-november-2016/

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.

The verse from Zechariah comes with a warning. If a country messes with Jerusalem, God will burden the country. If a country wants to “lift” Jerusalem from Israel…the Hebrew language literally states a country will be cut to pieces.

And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. In late November 2016 the world (with the exception of 12 countries) voted against Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN stated the nation of Israel had no lawful authority in their capital city of Jerusalem. The UN would not even say the name of the country and referred to Israel as the “occupying power”. They went on to proclaim Israel’s actions “were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever”.

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/12/01/trend-update-un-votes-to-divide-israel-jerusalem-and-golan-heights-december-2016/

United States law and the UN are on a collision course.

It has been written for all to see for approximately 2,500 years. The world is at a time of decision. Somebody is watching and warning. And He has a very sharp sword.

 

This article came out today in the Times of Israel after posting this blog. US Democrats polled consider Israel a “burden”. Congratulations to elements of the Democrats on fulfilling Biblical prophecy.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/most-democrats-consider-israel-is-a-burden-on-the-united-states-poll-claims/

 

Trend Update: Earth Staggers Like a Drunk, Planet 9??? October 2016

Posted in Isaiah, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 24:18c-20 For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.

The Earth has fallen and it can’t get up. The context of Isaiah 24 is judgment against all humanity of the earth. The language of the chapter is full of seismic activity consistent with earthquakes. Look at the language of these two and a half verses as examples.

  • Foundations tremble…
  • Earth is broken…
  • Earth is split…
  • Earth is violently shaken…
  • Earth staggers…
  • Sways like a hut…
  • It falls…

In April 2015, the Inuit contacted NASA and informed the sky had changed. The Inuit people reside in the Arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland.

The changes reported included different positions of sun rises and sun sets, longer days, higher sun position, and increased warmth. Changes in moon positioning and constellations were noted as well. Predominant winds have changed directions.

All Inuit elders were in agreement. The planet has shifted toward the north.

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/5453/20150406/global-climate-change-the-earth-has-shifted-say-inuit-elders.htm

January 20, 2016: The following excerpt is from Caltech.

Caltech researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The dubbed Planet Nine has a mass about 10 times of Earth. It orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than Neptune (orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). Planet 9 takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make one full orbit around the sun.

https://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523

October 13, 2016: President Obama signs an executive order Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events. This executive order has multiple requests to be completed by multiple government agencies after the president is scheduled to leave office.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/13/executive-order-coordinating-efforts-prepare-nation-space-weather-events

October 21, 2016: Scientists hypothesize the mysterious Planet 9 may be causing a wobble or tilt to our solar system and sun.

Allegedly, Planet 9 orbits about 30 degrees off the plane of planets in our solar system. As it gets closer, the planet could cause other heavenly bodies to tilt or wobble.

“Because Planet Nine is so massive and has an orbit tilted compared to the other planets, the solar system has no choice but to slowly twist out of alignment,” Elizabeth Bailey, Caltech graduate student and lead author.

“It continues to amaze us; every time we look carefully we continue to find that Planet Nine explains something about the solar system that had long been a mystery,” said Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/planet-nine-9-solar-system-sun-found-science-scientists-mike-brown-caltech-a7374466.html

Beware! This topic is loaded with all kinds of theories. Some call it Planet X, Nibiru, Hercolubus…

As always, do your homework. What’s going on???

 

 

Trend Update: Sanhedrin, September 2015

Posted in Gospel, Sanhedrin, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2015 by paulthepoke

Matthew 26:59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were trying to find false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

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The Sanhedrin of Israel is back in the news, August 2015. The Sanhedrin reconvened in 2005 after a 1,600 year absence. They oversee legal matters and future construction of the pending third temple.

http://www.heisnear.com/Sanhedrin.html

The Greek word for Sanhedrin is sunedrion. It is frequently translated as “Council” in the New Testament (Strong’s Concordance).

Who is/was the Sanhedrin? They are/were a group of 71 members. The group was made up of members from the Pharisees and Sadducees back in the day. The Sanhedrin was lead by the High Priest in the past  (Holman Bible Dictionary).

This is the same Sanhedrin who illegally arrested, tried, and convicted Jesus (Luke 22:66, Mark 14:55-56). They pressured Pilate for Jesus’ death on a cross (Mark 15:1-15).

In another sense, they are not the same Sanhedrin of Jesus’s time. They now have their own website.

http://www.thesanhedrin.org/en/index.php?title=The_Re-established_Jewish_Sanhedrin

On September 9, 2015, Pope Francis, President Obama and others are ordered by Israeli’s Sanhedrin to come before the Council. They are being charged with a poor policy toward Jerusalem. Below is a statement of the official charge.

The People Israel VS. 1. Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, the Vatican 2. President of the United States, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama 3. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry, The White House, Washington, D.C. United States of America 4. The signatory nations to the Iran Nuclear Agreement; “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, (the US, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, France and China) 5. The United Nations Security Council 6. UNESCO 7. The Supreme Court of the United States of America 8. The Human Rights Court in The Hague, Netherlands 9. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands 10. The European Union Collectively and each individually stand accused of:

Conspiracy to conduct theft of the Land of Israel from the People of Israel

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/17443#.Vd6IKflVhBc

As of August 2015, there is no current High Priest in Jerusalem, Israel. There is no Temple. There is much debate. Who will appoint the High Priest? Will the High Priest be appointed by the Sanhedrin, the Messiah, or the King?

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/994923/jewish/How-Is-a-High-Priest-Selected.htm

But…there is a High Priest. His name is Jesus. He is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. Hebrews 8:1-2 Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.

Jesus is the King. 1 Timothy 6:14b-15 …until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords…

Jesus is the Messiah. John 20:31 But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name. 

Trend Update: Land for Peace/Abrahamic Covenant, December 2014

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2014 by paulthepoke

Genesis 15:18-21 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”

This is the original land grant from God to Abram (later renamed Abraham by God). These are the land boundaries of Israel’s future. This configuration has never been realized. This calls for the geography of Israel to stretch from the Nile River to Euphrates River. One could argue rather this implies the Arabian Peninsula or not. Now this sounds impossible in today’s world and geo-political climate. Can you imagine the uproar if this was proposed at the United Nations? But, there will be a land for peace deal when Jesus returns. It will look something like this. Two maps are included as possibilities.

israels_borders_future FutureIsrael

In today’s world (December 2014), there are all kinds of discussion for a two state solution. Israel will achieve peace when they give land to the Palestinians, so the template goes. Turning over the Gaza Strip (2005) to the Palestinians has not resulted in peace. But we move forward any way.

According to Scripture, the division of the land is a foregone conclusion in the book of Joel. Israel’s people were scattered in 70 AD with the diaspora at the hands of the Roman Empire. Israel’s land will be divided. The process has begun with the Gaza Strip. Are we on the verge of seeing this prophecy fulfilled in our time? Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.

The United States, along with the rest of the world, continues to pressure Israel. The concern is building Israeli settlements in West Bank is only adding to the tension. The Obama Administration has even gone to the lengths of considering sanctions on Israel. The consideration reached press outlets on 12/6/14. This policy position is at odds with God’s proclamation in the Abrahamic Covenant. Genesis 12:3 “…And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

This would appear to be bad personal and foreign policy towards God’s chosen people when compared to Genesis 12:3. Incidentally, President Obama went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a sore throat. The President was diagnosed with acid reflux the same day 12/6/14…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/obama-makes-1st-move-toward-sanctions-on-israel/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/us/obama-visits-military-hospital-for-sore-throat.html?_r=0

Trend Update: Burden of Damascus, August 2013

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Isaiah, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Damascus is going to be wiped out. The Hebrew is interesting in the description. The grammar states it is going to be taken away and removed. One could state it will be a ruined ruin or a ruined heap!

This is the city of Damascus, Syria. This place has been a hot spot in the Middle East and in the news cycle. The country of Syria has been in Civil War since the spring of 2011. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city on the planet. The city’s had residents and inhabitants for over 5,000 years. There is some debate of what the meaning of the name is. In the Hebrew, according to Strong’s Concordance, it means “silent is the sackcloth weaver”. According to Wikipedia, the Damascus metropolitan area has approximately 5 million people.

Late August 2013: It has become obvious to the international community that President Assad of Syria has used chemical weapons on his people. Estimates range from 300-1,300 dead. The Syrian government has issued a warning to the United States not intervene with its military according to USA Today. The Syrian government is blaming the opposition rebels for the attack. Syria has agreed to UN inspections regarding chemical weapons.

Leaders from the United States, England, France, and Germany discussed their options over the weekend of August 24 and 25. Pressure is mounting on President Obama to act with a military response. President Obama’s red line has been crossed with the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

United States war ships have been moved into the eastern Mediterranean. British nuclear submarines and multiple war ships are reported to be in the area. Military intervention appears inevitable.

Russia put Washington on notice Sunday that it would oppose any unilateral military action in Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry drew a parallel between reports of chemical-weapons use and Washington’s 2003 intervention in Iraq following what proved to be unfounded U.S. accusations that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s government had weapons of mass destruction (Wall Street Journal). Russia declares military intervention should not occur unless there is UN authorization. Unauthorized force would be a “blatant violation of international law”.

Iran is warning of “harsh consequences” to the United States if it acts with a military response. Iran has told the United States it is playing with fire (France24.com). Syria and Iran are warning Israel of stern consequences. Gas masks have been issued in Israel (Drudge Report).

Are these the events leading up to the Burden of Damascus? Is this prophecy about to be fulfilled? Time will tell.

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

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