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Trend Update: Secretary Kerry’s Vision for Middle East Peace, Two State Solution, December 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2016 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:9 And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

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.

December 28, 2016: As of the posting of this article, the 2,500 year old prophetic last sentence of Zechariah 12:3 (And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it) is a true statement. All the governments of the world, including the current government of the United States, are against Israel.

The United Nations recently voted against the Israeli construction of neighborhoods and settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The vote was 14-0. The following countries voted against Israel: New Zealand, Senegal, Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Spain.

The United States could have blocked the resolution by voting no. Instead, the United States Ambassador abstained in voting. This allowed for passage of the resolution. This is the first time since Israel became a nation in 1948 the United States did not support Israel.

In response Israel has recalled ambassadors to Senegal and New Zealand. Israel has also limited a working relationship with the other countries except Venezuela and Malaysia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_2334#cite_note-nytimes-15

Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim President Obama was behind the drafting of the UN resolution against Israel. Israel states Obama was the force behind “ganging up” on Israel at the UN.

A spokesman for Israel David Keyes made the following claim, “We have rather iron clad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push by the United States and in fact they helped create the resolution in the first place.”

Israel Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer further stated, “We will present this evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels. If they want to share it with the American people, they are welcome to do it.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/26/israel-un-resolution-settlements-obama-trump

John F. Kerry has been the Secretary of State since February 2013. Multiple attempts to secure peace in the Middle East have been a failure during his tenure. Now with roughly three weeks left in the Obama Presidency, Secretary Kerry has a vision for peace.

Secretary John Kerry believes “the two state Israel/Palestine peace solution is in jeopardy.”

Secretary Kerry stated the framework for peace lies in the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were based on the Camp David Accords in 1978 under the Jimmy Carter Administration. The Oslo Accords were signed in 1993 and 1995 during the Bill Clinton Administration.

Kerry was highly critical and scolding of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. He stated the Israeli construction of settlements in “occupied territories” is a threat to peace. The Secretary denied United States involvement in the drafting of the recent UN resolution against Israel.

Secretary Kerry finished his remarks with a six principle plan and framework for Middle East Peace and a two state solution for Israel and a future Palestine.

“No American administration has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama’s,’’ John Kerry.

The nations of the world are desperate to force the issue with Israel and the Palestinians. The United Nations knows time is short before the swearing in of Donald Trump as President of the United States on January 20, 2017.

Five days before President Trump would take control…on January 15, 2017 France is scheduled to hold a Middle East peace conference in Paris. Representatives from seventy (70) countries are scheduled to attend.

If seventy nations rings a bell, see Genesis 10-11 and the original table of nations. This is the original UN emerging from the Tower of Babel, seventy countries.

“January 15 is the date that has been fixed and 70 countries are invited. We are not going to give up now.” – Jean-Marc Ayrault, French spokesman

Israel and Palestine representatives will meet separately after the meeting. Israel prefers direct negotiations with Palestine.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-france-idUSKBN14B1LN

President Elect Donald Trump will have none of this. Trump has tweeted the following statements about the United Nations and encouragement to Israel.

As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/812390964740427776

The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/813500123053490176

We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but…….not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/814114980983427073

Israel is becoming more and more isolated on the international stage.

Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Trend Update: Obama Sides With UN on Israeli Settlements, December 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2016 by paulthepoke

Joel 3:2b Israeland they have divided up My land.

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December 23, 2016: Today, the United States chose not to vote on the UN resolution banning further construction of Israeli settlements. By abstaining, the measure passed unanimously 14-0. The measure calls on Israel to stop construction immediately. Yesterday, Egypt brought forth the proposal. Today, Malaysia introduced the resolution to the UN.

The Palestinian Authority celebrated the vote as “a day of victory.”

US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power stated, “We cannot stand in the way of this resolution…two states living side by side in peace and security. The settlement problem has gotten so much worse. One has to make a choice between settlements and separation. We would not have let this resolution pass had it not also addressed counter productive actions by the Palestinians.”

Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi said the non vote by the Obama administration is a “spits in the face” of  President Elect Donald Trump.

“Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms. At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western Wall ‘occupied territory. Would you ban the French from building in Paris?” -Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.

In response to the vote, the United States Congress threatened to defund the United Nations. The United States is responsible for 22% of the UN funds.

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina made the following statement. Graham is in charge of the purse strings to the UN.

“This provocative action by the United Nations is an outrage and must be dealt with sternly and forcefully. If the United Nations moves forward with the ill conceived work to form a bipartisan coalition to suspend or significantly reduce United States assistance to the United Nations. In addition, any nation which backs this resolution and receives assistance from the United States will put that assistance in jeopardy.”

Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma also issued a statement.

“By allowing the United Nations’ anti-Israel resolution to be adopted by the Security Council, in the face of fierce bi-partisan opposition, the actions of the Obama Administration will forever be remembered as a dark, shameful moment for our country. The resolution passed today will only serve as a greater barrier to peace, which can only truly be achieved through negotiations. Instead of pressuring the Palestinians to be a partner for peace, President Obama chose to break with long standing diplomatic practices and allowed the one-sided, anti-Israel United Nations to be used as a tool to bludgeon Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East.

We applaud the efforts of Republican Senators, led by Senator Graham, to strip funding to the United Nations, which has time and again showed their anti-Israel bias. What happened today will forever be on the heads of the President, his Party, and groups like J Street that remained silent.”

“As to the UN, things will be different after January 20,” President Elect Donald Trump tweeted.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/12/23/anti-israel-day-infamy-obama-allows-resolution-pass-samantha-power/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/choosing-not-to-veto-obama-lets-anti-settlement-resolution-pass-at-un-security-council/

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/12/23/trend-update-trump-stands-with-israel-against-un-vote-on-settlements-december-2016/

Trend Update: Trump Stands with Israel Against UN Vote on Settlements, December 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2016 by paulthepoke

Joel 3:2b Israeland they have divided up My land. 

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Photo: Breitbart.com

December 22, 2016: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel encouraged President elect Donald Trump to offer his opinion on the United Nations vote to stop the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The United Nations was to vote on the construction of Israeli settlements. The settlements have been a sticking point in the peace process. Egypt had written a proposal to stop all construction in “occupied territories”. The draft stated Israel had “no legal validity”.

The UN resolution drafted by Egypt stated Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem; no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”

Later, Egypt postponed the vote. There appears to have been multiple contacts between Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and President elect Trump. Allegedly, Trump called al-Sisi specifically after the vote was postponed.

Trump later issued a statement.

“The resolution being considered at the United Nations security council regarding Israel should be vetoed. As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/23/trump-intervenes-to-sideline-obama-over-israeli-settlements

December 23, 2016: The drama is not over. New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal were co sponsors to the Egyptian draft. These countries stated they have the ability to “proceed to put it to vote ASAP.”

Stay tuned.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-un-idUSKBN14C1IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trend Update: Trump, Real Estate, Jerusalem, US Embassy, December 2016

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 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. 

December 13, 2016: The real estate of Jerusalem, Israel continues to be a hot piece of property. The buyer is President Elect Donald Trump of the United States government. The real estate mogul turned elected leader of the free world has sent a team to Jerusalem. The team is looking for a place to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Earlier in December 2016, President Obama signed a waiver and delayed the moving of the U.S. Embassy another six months. President Elect Trump remains committed to fulfilling a campaign promise. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem remains a “very big priority”.

One piece of property being assessed is the Diplomat Hotel in the Talpiot neighborhood. The hotel is currently privately owned. It houses approximately 500 elderly people from the old Soviet Union. The property is allegedly not available until 2020. This building is adjacent to the U.S. consulate compound.

A second piece of property is also in the Talpiot neighborhood. The Trump delegation is meeting with Israel’s Foreign Ministry. They are looking at the availability of a specific plot of land. The real estate was purchased by the U.S. government in 2014.

President elect Trump appears to have options. The area is approximately two miles south of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/80108/trump-team-scouting-jerusalem-locations-us-embassy-report/#DrBEk6BPvppulGs2.99

http://www.jpost.com/Us-Elections/Donald-Trump/Report-Trump-transition-team-checking-possible-locations-for-Jerusalem-embassy-475306

The rest of the world is watching and listening intently.

Israeli officials are very supportive of the idea. The mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem and Prime Minister Netanyahu are on board.

Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, “The United States of America has embassies in all of the world’s capitals with the exception of Israel. That’s absurd, and moving the embassy to the capital of the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, is a straightforward, standard thing to do.”

International response has not been as promising. The Iranian Defense Minister sent out a tweet stating, “Israel will be destroyed if Trump sparks war in Middle East.”

Adnan Husseini, Palestinian Authority minister for Jerusalem affairs, “Any attempt to move the embassy to Jerusalem will not help achieve peace.”

Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestine National Initiative, “If the US takes such a decision, it will not only be violating international law, but violating a unanimously respected international principle that no country can annex another’s territory by force.”

https://www.rt.com/news/370312-trump-jerusalem-us-embassy/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/peace-plan/

David Friedman has been appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. He looks forward to working in “Israel’s eternal capital”.

“The bond between Israel and the United States runs deep, and I will ensure there is no daylight between us when I’m president,” Donald Trump.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-taps-adviser-david-friedman-to-be-us-ambassador-to-israel/

 

Trend Update: Can God Manage President Trump? November 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2016 by paulthepoke

Daniel 2:21a It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings…

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Proverbs 8:15 By Me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just…

Many people out there are scratching their heads. Donald Trump has been elected president. This does not make sense. Why would God allow this? Christians and many others say Trump is a moral reprobate. He says crazy, stupid stuff. He is obnoxiously wealthy and flaunts it. And look at his hair…What does God want with Donald Trump? One would think He would at least pick a Christian or a Jew. He could have chosen Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or even Bernie Sanders. What gives…Donald Trump??? CHINA!

Did God allow Donald Trump to be elected President of the United States? Scripture from Proverbs to prophets in the Old Testament to the Apostle Paul in the New Testament says…YES! He removes kings and establishes kings…

God is in control of history. That said, many are questioning God’s sovereign decision.

God has a history of taking foreign kings to achieve His will and purpose. Examples include Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and Tiglath-Pileser of the Assyrian Empire. One particular example comes to mind, King Cyrus of Persia.

The coming of King Cyrus was promised by the prophet Isaiah. God had multiple purposes for Cyrus even though he did not know God (Isaiah 45:4b). God has no problem choosing a person who does not know Him or believe in Him. These are not obstacles to God.

Why would God choose a foreign king who does not know him? A couple of reasons for choosing Cyrus were to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple.

Isaiah 44:28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd! And he will perform all My desire.’ And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.'” –God

God chose a Persian King Cyrus to corral and protect His people, Israel.

Isaiah 45:4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me.

Scholars estimate Isaiah wrote this prophecy approximately 150-160 years before King Cyrus. Fast forward in time to the book of Ezra.

Ezra 1:1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

The remainder of the book of Ezra is the fulfillment of this promise in Isaiah 44:28.

God wasted no time. He inspired Cyrus in the first year of his leadership.

Many Christians and Christian leaders see Donald Trump as a type or pattern of King Cyrus. Even the Jewish Sanhedrin is calling on President elect Trump to act as a modern day Cyrus to help rebuild the Temple. Time will tell…

In the future, God will use a leader from what many believe to be Russia or Biblical Magog. In Ezekiel 38-39 God will use the leader of Magog, Gog, like a pawn to achieve His purpose. Ezekiel 39:7 And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

God is tired of people talking trash about Him.

Take comfort and be calm. Frankly, get a bigger box. God can handle a Trump presidency.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. -God

 

 

Trend Update: Post U.S. Election Violence, November 2016

Posted in Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , on November 11, 2016 by paulthepoke

Romans 13:2 Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

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