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Trend Update: Saudi Arabia & Israel Strengthen Ties, April 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Saudi Arbia/Sheba/Dedan, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2018 by paulthepoke

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?

Who are Sheba and Dedan? They are first mentioned in 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.

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.

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April 2, 2018: The Saudi crown prince and king to be, Mohammed bin Salman, has declared Israel has a right to exist.

“I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Bin Salman also made the following incredible statements.

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Photo: Times of Israel

“Our country doesn’t have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. Not just a friend — he married her. Our prophet, his neighbors were Jewish. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe. There are no problems between Christian and Muslims and Jews. We have problems like you would find anywhere in the world, among some people. But the normal sort of problems.” 

Many believe the cooperation with Israel is about the management of Iran. Israel and Saudi Arabia see Iran as a mortal threat. Iran is supplying rebels in Yemen with missiles which are being launched into Saudi Arabia. The Crown Prince did not have kind comments for Iranian leadership. He specifically addressed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic.

According to bin Salman, the Ayatollah “makes Hitler look good.”

“Hitler didn’t do what the supreme leader is trying to do. Hitler tried to conquer Europe. This is bad. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world. He believes he owns the world. They are both evil guys. He is the Hitler of the Middle East. In the 1920s and 1930s, no one saw Hitler as a danger. Only a few people. Until it happened. We don’t want to see what happened in Europe happen in the Middle East. We want to stop this through political moves, economic moves, intelligence moves. We want to avoid war.” -Mohammed bin Salman

https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-crown-prince-recognizes-israels-right-to-exist-talks-up-future-ties/

 

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? Yes, Russia (as they see it) has economic reason to invade Israel.

Ezekiel 38:13 says Sheba and Dedan (modern day Saudi Arabia) along with Tarshish (loosely Europe) will object and protest against Russia and its surrogates.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/24/ezekiel-38-who-is-tarshish/

Lines are being drawn in the sands of the Middle East. Countries are in alignment according to Ezekiel’s prophecy.

Destiny waits, but for how long…

 

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Trend Update: Putin, Erdogan, & Rouhani Meet in Turkey, April 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2018 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.

Magog was a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. Japheth was the son of Noah. The sons of Japheth were born after the flood (Genesis 10:1).

The Bible and historians are consistent. Magog is modern day Russia. The brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) appear to point to modern day Turkey.

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

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries is Persia. This is modern day Iran. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century.

For more detail regarding these ancient peoples and their modern-day counterparts, click on the links below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/17/ezekiel-38-who-is-persia/

Click on video link for geography and additional analysis.

 

April 2, 2018: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan is making headlines again. He has publicly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a terrorist.

Erdogan: “Hey Netanyahu! You are an occupier… At the same time, you are a terrorist.”

For complete comments, see the video link from Middle East Eye at Twitter.

These comments took place prior to a meeting between President Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

 

April 3, 2018: President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey to meet with Erdogan. The two met to celebrate the ground breaking of the construction of a Russian nuclear plant in Turkey. The nuclear plant is being built in Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast.

In addition to nuclear cooperation, Russia and Turkey are laying the Turkstream gas line. This is for the transport of Russian natural gas to Turkey.

Turkey has also purchased Russia’s S400 missile defense system in late 2017.

April 4, 2018: Putin and Erdogan are scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara, Turkey. The talks are to focus on the situation in Syria. The future of Syria President al Assad is the topic.

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-iran-leaders-head-to-turkey-for-summit-on-syria/

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As these talks are taking place in the Turkish capital, the Syrian army is advancing south towards the Golan Heights and the Israeli border. The Syrian Arab Army is deploying troops near al-Quneitra and Dara’a.

The Syrian government is following suit as they did in Ghouta east of Damascus.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/tensions-rise-in-daraa-as-syrian-army-troops-keep-pouring-into-province/

 

These ancient brothers have fought against each other for hundreds and thousands of years as mortal enemies. Each of them have looked to control the region. Now in the 21st century they are together and united…just as Ezekiel 38 said roughly 2,500 years ago.

How close are we to the invasion of Israel from the north in the Golan Heights???

 

 

Purim: Haman Gonna Hate

Posted in Purim, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by paulthepoke

Esther 9:20-22 Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually, because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

This is the decree for the celebration of the holiday Purim. The celebration is to take place in the Hebrew month of Adar on the 14th and 15th day. Adar is the last month of a Hebrew year. In the Gregorian year of 2018, that starts on the evening Wednesday, February 28 and ends the next day on the evening of Thursday, March 1. Scripture tells us the holiday is to be celebrated every year.

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The setting of the story is in the book of Esther. The author of the book is unknown. Celebration of Purim is not part of the Mosaic Law. The events of the story took place from 483-473 BC. God’s name is never mentioned in the book. The location is Susa of the Persian Empire. This is modern day Iran.

Haman is a source of evil. His name means tumult or noise. Haman was the prime minister for King Ahasuerus. He answered to only the king.

Esther 3:1 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him.

Haman lays out his plan to destroy the Jewish people in Esther 3. Haman’s plan was the result of Mordecai refusing to bow to him. Haman was on a power trip and frequently angry.

Esther 3:5-6 And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

Haman was deceitful and manipulative to the king regarding the need to rid the kingdom of the Jews.

Esther 3:8-9 Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of every other people, and they do not keep the king’s laws, so that it is not to the king’s profit to tolerate them. If it please the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king’s business, that they may put it into the king’s treasuries.”

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In the end, Haman’s plans were his undoing. What he prepared for Mordecai was ultimately for himself.

Esther 7:9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, “Moreover, the gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman’s house, fifty cubits (approximately 75 feet) high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.”

 

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Trend Update: Putin Hosts Turkey & Iran for Peace in Syria, November 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2017 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 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

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.

These are the modern day countries of Russia, Iran, and Turkey. For a detailed study of each ancient name and correlation to the 21st century country, see the links below. These articles were posted on Trey Smith’s God in a Nutshell project.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/17/ezekiel-38-who-is-persia/

November 22, 2017, Sochi, Russia: President Vladimir Putin welcomed Turkey’s Recep Erdogan and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani for a summit. The goal was peace in the Syrian civil war. All three leaders are in favor of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad maintaining power.

“The militants in Syria (ISIS) have sustained a decisive blow and now there is a realistic chance to end the multi-year civil war,” per Vladimir Putin.

A follow up meeting is scheduled for December in Russia. The goal is to pave the way for a Syrian constitution which would include presidential term limits. Assad’s previous time as president would not be included in future term limit discussions.

It appears Russia, Iran, and Turkey will be the primary actors in rebuilding Syria.

The United Nations is complaining that Putin is interrupting the “peace process” in Syria. The United States and the European Union were not part of the discussions. Vladimir Putin is establishing himself as the dominant power broker on the world stage.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/22/iranian-and-turkish-leaders-arrive-in-russia-for-syria-talks-with-putin

 

Later the same day, the following statement was made by Vladimir Putin. The Russian president placed all Russian companies (public and private) on alert. Prepare for a “rapid transition to war time operations”.

“I would like to note that the ability of any economy to rapidly increase the output of defense products and services when it is needed is one of the most important conditions of the nation’s military security. All strategic and… large enterprises must be ready for this.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin

https://www.rt.com/politics/410646-putin-orders-all-russian-companies/

Ezekiel’s gang is together as promised. If the prophesied time and events are approaching, more troops from the three countries will pour into Syria near the Golan Heights. Are we watching Gog of Magog take the lead?

 

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Trend Update: Russia, Turkey, & Iran…Peace Makers in Syria, August 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-2 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…

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.

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

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

Ezekiel 38-39 says Russia allied with Turkey, Iran and others are going to invade Israel from the north. Look who is getting together to form an alliance for peace on Israel’s northern border in Syria.

Click on video for geography and analysis.

August 8-9, 2017: Turkey, Iran, and Russia are having peace talks about “safe zones” in Syria. The location of the discussion is Tehran, Iran. This is according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

According to Lavrov, there are three operating safe zones in Syria. They include: southern Syria, Eastern Ghouta, and north of Homs. The focus of the peace talks is the Idlib province.

The safe zones were allegedly brokered on May 4, 2017. Turkey, Iran and Russia signed the deal to establish safe zones in Syria. More discussion is scheduled for later in August 2017.

This per the Daily Sabah out of Turkey.

https://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/08/07/turkey-iran-russia-to-hold-syria-talks-in-tehran-aug-8-9

 

August 9, 2017: A peace deal has been reached in Cairo, Egypt regarding a safe zone. The meeting was between the Russian Defense Ministry and Syrian opposition. The safe zone is the area between Hama (ancient Hamath of Jeremiah 49) and Homs. Again…Russia, Turkey, and Iran are the enforcers of the ceasefire.

This per Sputnik News out of Russia.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201708091056300824-syrian-opposition-deescalation-zone-deal/

 

August 8, 2017: Israel has held secret talks with the Russians and the United States. Meetings reportedly took place in Europe and Jordan. The Israeli concern is the increased presence of Iranian troops near the border in the Golan Heights. Increased Iranian presence is an Israeli concern all across Syria.

Here is the official statement from Israel.

“Senior Israeli officials said that the main dispute was that the Americans and the Russians see the cease-fire in southern Syria and the safe zones as a practical and tactical means of stabilizing the situation and enable a focus on wiping out the Islamic State and lowering the flames of the civil war. Israel, however, believes that the agreement should be considered from a long-term, strategic perspective and should focus on what the extent of Iranian influence will be in Syria after the civil war ends.

The Israelis told their interlocutors that the agreement should provide a solution not regarding Iranian presence in the 20 kilometers from the Israeli border, but for the rest of Syria as well. A senior Israeli official said the Israelis told the Russians and the Americans that they had to demand from the Iranians that the Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah and the Shi’ite militias in Syria must leave the country.”

Southfront is a global intelligence agency.

https://southfront.org/israel-held-secret-talks-with-russia-us-in-attempt-to-reduce-growing-iranian-influence-in-syria/

More troops are going to be necessary to keep the peace. This is escalating faster than earlier plans revealed by the Russians.

IDP_2017_Final_with UN logo_WebIn case you didn’t know…The United Nations International Peace Day is scheduled for September 21, 2017. This also coincides with the start of God’s Appointed Fall Feasts. This year’s theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

http://internationaldayofpeace.org/

For those who have not made a decision on Jesus Christ. You might want to think about it. Did He really die for sin?

Time to be vigilant and pay attention…

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 

 

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Trend Update: Incirlik Nukes On the Move? Iranian Troops Move West, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2016 by paulthepoke

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

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

Conflicting reports are coming out of Turkey regarding US nuclear weapons at Incirlik Air Base. The air base has stored 50-90 nuclear weapons. Some outlets are reporting the nuclear weapons are safe and secure at the Turkey air base. Other news sources are reporting the nukes have been moved to Romania. There has been no official word out the United States military or the Pentagon. Romania is denying the movement of the nuclear weapons to their country. News sources include: Breitbart News, Haaretz, RT, Radio Free Europe, Debka just to mention a few. The US main stream press is silent.

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

Per the United States military, approximately 100,000 Iranian troops are now involved in Iraq. These are Shiite troops. It is believed these forces are targeting Mosul (Sunni Muslims). The Iranian troops are likely to have Russian air support from Hamadan Air Base in western Iran. Iranian troops and hardware are now moving out of Iran towards the west in the region.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/16/us-officials-up-to-100000-iran-backed-fighters-now-in-iraq.html

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

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

Vladimir Putin has moved military hardware, fighter jets, missile defenses, and 40,000 Russian troops to the Ukraine border. There appears to be multiple staging areas on the eastern border of Ukraine.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-tension-1.3724892

ISIS is getting squeezed from the east, north, and northeast. Speaking of ISIS, they have recently obtained chemical weapons.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/17/how-the-islamic-state-seized-a-chemical-weapons-stockpile/

All of this military activity and hardware is also getting closer to Israel. We know how this story ends. For complete details, see Ezekiel 38-39.

Trend Update: Russian Air Power, Incirilik & Hamadan Air Bases/Nuclear Weapons, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39).

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

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

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

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

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

It would appear the balance of power is rapidly changing in the Middle East.

August 15, 2016: Russia acquired its first permanent air base in Syria. The Khmeimim Air Base is located near Latakia, Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. With this move, some believe the balance of power in the Mediterranean has shifted to Russia.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russias-permanent-military-base-in-syria-moscow-just-tipped-the-balance-of-power-in-the-mediterranean/5541294

August 16, 2016: For the first time, Russia is launching air strikes from Iran. The Iranians have agreed to give Russia access to the Hamadan Air Base in western Iran. Russia is the first foreign country allowed access to the air base. This is being reported by news outlets around the world (The Guardian, RT, Reuters, Jerusalem Post, France 24, New York Times).

RT is reporting Cyprus has offered Russia use of its air base.

Moscow, August 16, 2016: A member of Russia’s upper house of parliament and a member of Russia’s Federation Council Defense and Security Committee indicated Turkey could allow Russia access to the Incirlik Air Base. This is the same air base that is home to United States and NATO air forces. The Incirlik Air Base is alleged to house at least 50 American nuclear weapons.

http://sputniknews.com/military/20160816/1044330202/turkey-russia-incirlik.html

August 15, 2016: A report from the non-partisan Stimson Center to the US Congress was issued. Congress was briefed about the safety of the nuclear weapons at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. It was stated the weapons were at risk to being stolen by terrorists, the Turkey government, and/or hostile forces.

http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-briefing-nuclear-weapons-at-incirlik-air-base-2016-8

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-group-says-nukes-at-incirlik-air-base-at-risk-of-seizure-by-turkey-government/2016/08/16/

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