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Faith & Prayer… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2020 by paulthepoke
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With faith & prayer, everything always works out. Not always the way you think it will, but the way it’s supposed to be. Worrying & being anxious won’t change anything & only holds you back. The stress you cause yourself from being anxious is not healthy. Put your trust in God.

Proverbs 12:25. Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Matthew 6:27. And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to your life span?

Have a worry free week my friends!!!

Daniel’s Answered Prayers

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2020 by paulthepoke

Daniel 9:22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding.

God has heard Daniel’s prayers. The Lord has sent Gabriel. Daniel gives all the credit to Gabriel. The angel is the source of information and consideration. Gabriel is bringing truth from God.

Daniel 9:23 At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.

…a word went out… God was listening to Daniel’s petition and He responded. Notice God did not waste any time. He responded to Daniel “At the beginning“. A word or dabar in the Hebrew went out. Dabar is translated as a word or speech. God was giving Daniel an answer to his prayers. Yahweh sent the angel Gabriel to deliver the message.

…you are greatly loved… Gabriel provides confirmation to Daniel regarding his position in God. Daniel is told he is “greatly loved” or chamad. The term is also translated as desired. God takes pleasure in Daniel. Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

Daniel’s plea and prayers were answered and then some. Little did Daniel know, he was about to receive the outline of history for at least the next 2,500 years. The information revealed would include the first and second coming of the Messiah Jesus, the construction of two temples, the demolition of one temple, the destruction of Jerusalem, the forecast of the antichrist, the outline for the end times scenario, and the ushering of an everlasting and eternal peace… restoration as God intended.

Daniel’s position in God is no different than our position today. God has blessed us with favor and grace.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

God desires for humanity to be restored as He created us. He loves us all yet He gives us the choice to choose Him.

1 Timothy 2:3-6 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

Time is running short. The choice is yours…

Psalm 91… Rodna Epley

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Rodna Epley with tags , , , , on July 16, 2020 by paulthepoke

Hi everyone! Here is Psalm 91 in prayer form for anyone feeling fear over this pandemic. Know that our Father in heaven (your Creator) loves you more than you can imagine… 💕. He promises to rescue and protect you. You will see His glory transform this condition. Pray this out loud and give thanks to Him that He has already provided us the victory in Christ Jesus who is sitting at the Father’s right hand of glory and power. We too are seated right now in Christ where He is completely victorious over every form of darkness. Just knowing this raises you up above all enemies, which includes weapons (viruses) of the enemy. Anything under Christ’s feet is also under your feet if you have put your faith in Jesus. Blessings to you and have no fear. Trust Him and declare this…

“My home is in the secret place of the Most High so I live under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver me from the trap of the hunter and from the perilous pandemic (or epidemic).

He shall cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I shall take shelter; His truth shall be my shield and protector.

I shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the deadly (viral) pandemic that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that destroys at noonday.

…it shall not come near me (or those I love and pray for, or those who live in the realm in which God has assigned me to operate in and live in).

Only with my eyes shall I look and see the reward of the wicked.

Because I have made the LORD, who is my shelter, even the Most High, the place where I live, no evil shall happen to me, nor shall any plague come near my home;

For He shall give His angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. In their hands they shall hold me up, so that I don’t strike my foot against a stone.

I shall tread upon the lion and the cobra; the young lion and the serpent I shall trample underfoot.

My Father said about me, “Because he (she) has set his (her) love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”

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Zechariah the Priest & Prayer

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 1:5a In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah…

Luke 1:8 Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty…

This is the introduction of Zechariah the priest, father of John the Baptist.

But first, let’s look at the name Zechariah. His name means “Yah has remembered”. It would appear, Zechariah is the first person to talk to the angel (Gabriel) in the New Testament. We know that he has prayed for a child.

Luke 1:13a But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard…

A man whose name means “Yah remembers” has prayed to Yahweh. Yah has heard, remembered, and grants “Yah remembers” his wish. Then “Yah remembers” does not believe Yah remembered him and discounts the promise of a child.

Luke 1:18 “How can I be sure of this?” Zechariah asked the angel. “I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years.”

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Luke 1:11 Just then, an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of the incense.

The angel was located at the right side. Symbolically, the right of God is known as a position of presence, power, and authority. Christ has ascended into Heaven and is located at the right hand of the Father.

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The directions for the construction and purpose of the altar of incense are located in Exodus 30. The priests are instructed to burn incense continually. This is a request for all generations. The burning of incense is perpetual.

Exodus 30:7-8 And Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it. Every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall burn it, and when Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he shall burn it, a regular incense offering before the LORD throughout your generations.

The incense is fragrant and pleasing to smell. God only wants incense from this altar.

Exodus 30:9 You shall not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and you shall not pour a drink offering on it.

In Revelation, in the throne room of Heaven, the incense is equated with prayers.

Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne…

Despite being a priest and serving God in the Temple, Zechariah did not believe God’s message. He was still granted his prayer request. But with his unbelief, there was a consequence. Silence!

Luke 1:20 And now you will be silent and unable to speak until the day this comes to pass, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper time. -Gabriel

Do not underestimate the power of our prayers. Gabriel was located at a position of authority near the symbol for prayers.

Prayer should be part of our lives. God wants us to communicate with Him. He desires to hear from us. Our prayers are a sweet aroma to Him. He does listen and He always remembers.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-19 pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.

Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount, December 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , on December 15, 2019 by paulthepoke

Matthew 24:15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) …” -Jesus

Jesus is quoting the prophet Daniel. There will be a temple during the end times scenario and tribulation. Yes, Jesus knew the sacrificial system would no longer be necessary because of His future death, burial, and resurrection for sin.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

All that said, the idea of a third temple is still prophetic per Christ Himself.

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Temple Mount, December 2019: Jews are returning to the Temple Mount to pray. And prayers are being done in front of policing authorities. In the recent past, Jewish worshipers would be removed if observed praying on the Mount.

Muslim and Jewish authorities both indicate there has been no official change in status regarding prayer.

Rabbi Eliyahu Weber and 10 others sang, “Let us go up to the Temple” and repeated prayers. This was a shortened version of the morning prayer service. The proceedings were completed under no pressure from authorities. The worshiping Jews were not asked to leave the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Weber states he ascends the Temple Mount almost every day. Weber also had the following comments.

“Our ascent to the Temple Mount makes known God’s name in the World.”

“The essence of our presence on the Temple Mount shows that this place belongs to the Jewish people. If we don’t come, (it appears) that it doesn’t interest us. The Temple Mount is ours, and we need to know the importance of being there.”

“The ultimate goal is to be able to offer sacrifices in the Temple. We are not really dealing with that right now because there are many stages to this.”

Weber appears to be realistic about the prospects of the return of the Temple.

“We are dealing more with restoring prayer to the site in an orderly fashion. I would love for it to be tomorrow, but offering sacrifices sounds to be a bit more distant.”

Click on the link below for video of the prayer service.

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jewish-prayer-has-returned-to-the-Temple-Mount-exclusive-610781

An increasing number of Jews are visiting the Temple Mount. In 2019, it is estimated 29,000 have ascended.

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2017 by paulthepoke

prayerI’ve always believed in God, but for a long period in my life I hardly ever prayed. I may go to our Father in Heaven when I wanted something, but that was about it. Now I pray every day, sometimes several times a day. I go to God to give thanks. I go to Him to pray for others. I go to Him seeking continued happiness. I go to Him for pretty much everything. I believe He wants that kind of relationship with all of us. You don’t have to be eloquent with words to have a conversation with God. Talk to Him like you do with anyone. He wants to hear what’s in your heart. Give it all to Him & have faith that He is listening. He will give you exactly what you need.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.

Matthew 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Have a praying week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Your attitude & what’s in your heart will play a huge part in how you’ll be rewarded in your life. Always be thankful & have a happy & cheerful heart. Good things happen to good people.

Keeping our thoughts on the good things in life makes for happy & healthy living. If you want the negative out of your life, stop giving it space in your head. Where your mind goes is what you’ll focus on. Stay focused on the good.

Be careful what you believe in your own mind. Satan plants seeds there to keep you from what is good for you. Always pray about everything. Prayer brings wisdom.

Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers & sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

 

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by paulthepoke

Life rarely turns out like we thought it was going to when we were young, but it definitely can end up better if we put our trust in God. With His guidance, all things are possible. He wants what’s good & pleasant for us.

puerto ricoPray for the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The entire island is without power and facing many months of hardship. Pray for a break in the storms. Pray for communities and the island to come together and help their neighbor.

 mexicoflagPray for the people of Mexico following a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake and volcano eruption. Loss of life and injuries are reported as significant. Damage to buildings and infrastructure has been crushing. Mexico continues to recover from Hurricane Katia. Pray for a break in the storms and natural disasters. Pray for the Mexican communities in their time of need and hope.

Pray for this broken world…

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him & He will make your paths straight.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them & said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Have a hopeful, great, & possible weekend my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2017 by paulthepoke

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One of the biggest things I get from the Bible is that Jesus taught in love. He even loved those that hated him. There are so many verses in the Bible about love & that tells me that the greatest thing we can do is love one another. If we could all love each other a little more, this world would be a far better place. Spread love, it’s contagious.

Pray for Florida and America’s southeast. Pray for a break in the storms. Pray for communities, states, & a nation to come together.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope, & love. But the greatest of these is love.

Have a loving weekend my friends!!!

 

 

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2017 by paulthepoke

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It took me a long time to figure out, but I’ve learned I can’t do life alone or in my own way. I have to go to God every day for guidance. I have to listen & do life His way. I’d be completely lost & a huge mess if not for Him. Doing things my way led to depression. It made me want to hide from the world & want to stop living. I am thankful that my Father in Heaven was looking out for me. Go to God for everything!

Psalm 34:17-18 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears & delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the broken-hearted & saves the crushed in spirit.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!!!

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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