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This Week in Prophecy: Russia & Kazakhstan, Peace Keepers, Oil & Bitcoin, Lights out in Lebanon

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

News related to Ezekiel 38-39 continues to make headlines. This time, Kazakhstan is the place of attention. Fuel prices have doubled. The government has resigned. President Tokayev has called on the help of the Russians. Russia is leading a coalition of countries to quell the violence of the “terrorists”. These “peace keepers” have orders to “shoot to kill”.

China is concerned about oil exports from Kazakhstan.

President Tokayev of Kazakhstan pulled the plug on the internet. Kazakhstan is the second largest country when it comes to Bitcoin mining.

The lights are out across Lebanon again. The currency continues to collapse and prices of basic goods and services continue to spiral out of control.

All of this and more on This Week in Prophecy. Click the YouTube link below for news, details, analysis, and commentary.

The Libya Angle to Ezekiel 38… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2021 by paulthepoke

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

The ancient name of Put is highly likely the modern day country of Libya.

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel stated Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel from the north. One of those countries is modern day Libya.

Are we watching Gog of Magog attempt to build his coalition?

Saif Al Islam Gaddafi vs Khalifa Haftar vs Aguila Saleh vs Fathi Bashagha vs the prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as candidates for the Libya presidential elections are set for December 24, 2021.

What is America’s tortured history in Libya? How did we get to where we are now in the 21st century?

Who are the primary players in Libya today? What role is Russia playing? Russia is supporting a Gaddafi. What role is Turkey playing? Turkey is supporting Saddam Haftar who is the son of General Khalifa Haftar who has met with the Russians. Israel has met with the younger Haftar as well. Confused???

Oil and gas are the drivers. Libya has the largest oil and gas reserves in Africa. Putin wants control of the oil and gas market throughout Europe. Libya is another piece of the puzzle.

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Click on the YouTube link and video below for answers to these questions and more on the Libya Angle to Ezekiel 38.

Czekmate is a must follow if you want to stay up to date with what is happening in the Middle East. He posts articles, videos, analysis and opinion.

https://valortube.com/groups/fighting-czekmates/

Czekmate is wired into the Middle East and follows the region closely. He is up to date with current events and provides excellent analysis in the theater.

The Fighting Czekmates is a home for people with an unconventional outlook on world affairs. Get in touch with your instincts and don’t get married to your opinions. We welcome good natured argument, we tolerate stubbornness, but not rudeness or trolling. It is proctored by a seasoned practitioner. Gauge your audiences above all. We value information exchange and patriotic teamwork.

Czekmate is a nom de guerre for a Washington DC based consultant who specializes in International affairs and national security regulatory matters. He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He has worked in Republican politics, Congress, and the Departments of State & Defense for the bulk of his career. In those endeavors he received awards for research pertaining to international illicit weapons networks.

He is a Christian and a practitioner of charismatic faith whose current work involves advising clients on cyber security compliance in the defense arena.

Czekmate is an original content provider at https://valortube.com/

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.”

Reuters

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

Downside Risk for Stocks? Interview with World Famous Technical Analyst Walter Zimmermann… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2020 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Walter Zimmermann

You have seen him on CNBC and Bloomberg Financial networks. He is Walter J. Zimmermann, technical analyst for United ICAP.

WOW! Walter Zimmermann speaks of a dangerous Stock Market, the limits of Oil, the benefits of Real Estate, and the Economy.

Is the Stock market poised for another decline? When will the Economy begin to heal? Where can an Investor be safe? World renowned Technical Analyst Walter Zimmermann discusses the latest events with Michael Douville.

https://www.icap-ta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Intro-to-TA.pdf

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Syndicated Columnist Library of videos and articles: www.michaeldouville.com

U.S. Oil Market Trades Below ZERO! April 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2020 by paulthepoke

April 20, 2020: For the first time ever, oil has traded below zero. The May contract for U.S. West Texas intermediate crude oil absolutely crashed to a low of -$38.08 during trading on Monday. As of this post, the price had corrected upwards to approximately $1.00 a barrel.

The price of international Brent crude fell to $26.60 a barrel. Brent crude capacity is not land locked as is the case in North America.

The oil price war between the Saudis and the Russians has not helped the matter either. You can bet both of these actors are watching the current situation carefully.

As a result of COVID-19, demand for oil and gas has decreased. Supply has increased to the point where there is essentially no place to store the oil in North America.

The oil storage facility in Cushing, Oklahoma is filling up fast. It is estimated the facility can hold around 85 million barrels. This is the key storage facility in North America.

The global economy is experiencing first hand the result of a lack of working and the free flow of commerce. People around the globe have been shut in their homes because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Without economic demand, prices are falling.

The ripple effects of this move merit watching. Soft commodity food prices are on the verge of breaking lower as well. The idea of cheaper costs sounds good in the short term.

But eventually, producers and suppliers will cut back their production. And this will lead to an inventory squeeze, a spike in prices and ultimately inflation.

With the opening of the third seal in Revelation 6, John speaks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage for food. About 2,000 years ago, a denarius was a day’s wage for labor. Remember this is looming at some point in the future… A day’s wage to eat.

The dollar is breaking to higher levels against the currencies of the world. Will a strong US Dollar lead to the scenario of hyperinflation described in Revelation 6?

Revelation 6:6 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!”

Dollar Appreciation Continues… Michael Douville

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2020 by paulthepoke

Proverbs 20:10 Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Micah 6:10-11 Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed? Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Michael

All currencies are not created equal. Values of currencies change. God is not a fan of currency manipulation. Global markets and governments manipulate currencies on a daily basis. Imagine that, humanity outside of God’s economic laws…

The end result of currency changes can be dramatic. Michael explains the consequences of a rising dollar and what it means to global economics.

Michael has been talking with Technical Analyst Walter Zimmerman. He has target prices of the DXY (US Dollar) at 103.00. In an extreme case, Zimmerman has a target of 120.00 for the DXY. The end result would be cheaper prices and deflation in the United States. The rest of the world would pay higher prices and experience inflation. The US dollar is currently the global reserve currency.

Oil prices could drop as low as $15 per barrel in extreme cases. Michael Douville comments if we hit 120.00 on the DXY, oil could be roughly $5 per barrel. Recently, the DXY touched 102.82 and closed today at 102.10.

Global debt is financed in dollars. At some point, the bill comes due for borrowing money…

These are interesting times and it pays to be informed and prepared. Have a plan. Talk with your financial adviser.

For Michael’s timely comments, see the link below.

michael@michaeldouville.com
https://michaeldouville.com/

It would appear the current trend of a strong dollar continues as the world struggles with COVID-19 coronavirus…

Michael Douville is a Syndicated Columnist.

Library of videos and articles: www.michaeldouville.com

Saudi Princes Arrested, March 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Saudi Arabia/Sheba/Dedan, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2020 by paulthepoke

The winds of change may be blowing in Saudi Arabia. The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is arresting his relatives. Prince Ahmed; his son Prince Nayef bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Head of Land Forces Intelligence and Security Authority; the former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef; and his half brother Nawaf have been accused of attempting a coup… allegedly.

And the list is growing. The latest out of Saudi Arabia indicates at least 20 have been detained.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-least-20-princes-detained-mass-purge-saudi-crown-prince

The move coincides with a failed OPEC meeting where member nations failed to agree on oil production cuts. The result was 10% drop in oil prices. Brent crude settled at $45.18 a barrel. Oil revenues are the heart beat of the Saudi economy. Revenue created from the sale of oil provides stipends and services to Saudi citizens.

Mecca-Empty

The Saudis have recently re opened the holy sites in Mecca and Medina amid concerns of the coronavirus, COVID 19. The Saudi kingdom had requested pilgrims to not come visit at this time. Now, visitors must wait 14 days of screening before being allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. As of the writing of this post, Saudi Arabia has 5 documented cases of COVID 19.

https://gulfnews.com/world/mena/saudi-arabia-reopens-mecca-madinah-holy-sites-after-coronavirus-closure-1.1583478146413

The internet and social media rumor mill are running wild about the health and well being of King Salman. There are multiple unconfirmed reports the king has died.

Stay tuned…

Sheba and Dedan are first mentioned in Genesis 10.

Genesis 10:7 The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.

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The family tree starts with Noah, then his son Ham, then his son Cush, then his son Raamah and his sons Sheba and Dedan.

Historically, per Strong’s Concordance and NET Bible, Raamah settled in the southwest of the Arabian Peninsula. Sheba settled in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Dedan settled in the northern Arabian Peninsula. These areas make up what is modern day Saudi Arabia.

Dedan was an ancient capital of Saudi Arabia. It is modern day Al Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia.

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.

Proceed with Caution

Posted in Michael Douville, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2018 by paulthepoke

1 Chronicles 12:32a And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do.

There is an ongoing Housing Correction, a Global Slowdown and Turmoil in Iran, Russia and Turkey. Understanding these dynamics will help you navigate the future and not only survive but prosper.

Michael released this video about a month ago. Since then, oil has dropped to $53 per barrel. Housing starts continue to decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Index dropped close to 800 points at its last close.

Know the times we are living. Have an understanding. Have a plan. Know what to do.

Click the video link below for Michael’s 3 minute broadcast.

 

https://michaeldouville.com/

 

 

Russia Increases Presence in Libya, October 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2018 by paulthepoke

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

Genesis 10:6 The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.

These are Noah’s grandchildren. The sons of Ham by and large settled in Africa.

Put or Phut means “a bow”; a nation and people of northern Africa; probably Libyans. –Strong’s Concordance. Consensus among researchers and scholars is Put is modern day Libya.

Historical Put or modern day Libya is a country that will join Russia and others in their future invasion of Israel.

October 2018: Russia is adding military hardware and troops into Libya. The build appears to have started in March 2017.

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/03/20/trend-update-russian-special-forces-in-libya-march-2017/

Libya Daily Mail

Image: Daily Mail

Russia has built military bases in the Mediterranean port cities of Benghazi and Tobruk.

Russian Kalibr anti-ship missiles and the S-300 missile defense system are reported to be in Libya. Russian military equipment and military vehicles bound for Libya have been intercepted by Tunisia earlier in the year.

Libya Oil

Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa. As of now, production is approximately 700,000 barrels per day. With political stability and safety, production could increase to 2,500,000 barrels per day. President Vladimir Putin’s Russia clearly wants a piece of the growing pie.

There is money to be made in other areas of the Libyan economy. The country has a rebuild coming from all the destruction of civil war. Putin wants to re-establish a railway contract and military arms deals.

Libya is also the main gateway to Europe for African immigrants. Six billion pounds a year are made in trading humans across the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is less than 300 miles away. Vladimir Putin looks to control the flow of immigration as a political tool against Europe.

For more detail and analysis, see the link below.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-6273681/Putins-taking-Libya-order-point-new-weapon-West-writes-MICHAEL-BURLEIGH.html

Billions upon billions of dollars are on the table. Russia and Libya are drawing closer just like the prophet Ezekiel said…

 

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