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Knesset Approves “Change”, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

Jerusalem, June 13, 2021: For the first time in 12 years, a divided Knesset approved a government not run by Benjamin Netanyahu. After some drama earlier in the day with Arab Ra’am party leader Mansour Abbas, the vote was cast in favor of the “change bloc”. The final vote tally was 60 for and 59 opposed.

Naftali Bennett is the new Prime Minister of Israel. Politically, many think Bennett is very similar to Netanyahu. He is right of center and right of Netanyahu as head of the New Right Party. Bennett is no nonsense and has a take no prisoners attitude when it comes to parties who wish harm to Israel. He does have a history of controversial comments towards factions of the Palestinians and enemies of Israel. Bennett previously served in Israeli special forces units of Sayeret Matkal (known as The Unit) and Maglan (reconnaissance unit). He recently served as the Defense Minister in 2019-2020. Bennett previously served as Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff from 2006-2008. He also founded and sold a technology company Cyota which specialized in e-fraud. -Wikipedia

For the first time in Israel’s history, an Arab party will have a say in the governance. This is the Ra’am Party headed by Monsour Abbas. He is the power broker of this new government. All eyes are focused on Abbas inside and outside of Israel. Abbas is a dentist by trade. He is opposed to the Abraham Accords. Socially, he is opposed to LGBTQ+ causes and is supportive of conversion therapy. Abbas is set to bring billions to Arab Israeli communities throughout Israel. Shekels are slated for society development, infrastructure, violence and organized crime, and recognition of communities. -Wikipedia

On his way out of power, Benjamin Netanyahu expressed grave concern for the security of Israel. His primary concern is Iran.

“From the moment the US returns to the nuclear deal with Iran, the incoming government won’t approve significant operations in Iran. A government that is not able to forcefully oppose the international community on the pressing issues for our fate is not worthy of leading Israel.” -Benjamin Netanyahu

It would appear the two state solution between the Palestinians and Israel is likely to be back on the table in favor of the Abraham Accords. Time will tell.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-june-13-2021/

For those interested in Bennett’s inaugural speech and comments, click on the link below.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-pm-to-be-bennett-presents-govt-that-will-work-for-the-sake-of-all/

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This fractured coalition will be tested by foreign adversaries. I suspect not much time will pass. Land for peace is where this is all headed. The question is how soon.

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..

Israeland they have divided up My land. 

Day 7: Hamas & Israel, Shavuot 5781/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Pentecost/Shavuot/Feast of Weeks, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 16, 2021: The fourth of seven God Appointments, Shavuot or Pentecost, is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 16th at sunset. For Shavuot, Jewish men have been commanded to come to Jerusalem and the Temple for over 3,500 years since the time of Moses.

For more details on the Appointment, click on the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/pentecostshavuotfeast-of-weeks/

For additional information and analysis, click on the YouTube video below.

It would appear Israel’s military is not stopping their intervention to formally recognize the holiday.

“The party that bears the guilt for this confrontation is not us, it’s those attacking us,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech. We are still in the midst of this operation, it is still not over and this operation will continue as long as necessary.” -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Over 2,300 missiles and rockets have been fired into Israel since Monday. Today is day 6 of the conflict. Watch the Iron Dome anti missile battery in action.

Below is an interesting message and response from Twitter. The social media site blocked the IDF from sending messages regarding missile and rocket warnings to the citizens of Israel.

The press is now further upset with Israel. A building that housed Middle East Eye, Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, and other press outlets was destroyed with a precision munition. The building was destroyed with surgical precision. Accounts indicate the building was empty of human personnel.

The IDF gave a one hour notice and multiple warnings to evacuate the building. The IDF indicated the building was home to Hamas intelligence.

“…entities belonging to the military intelligence of the terrorist organization Hamas.”

Click on the video below from Middle East Eye.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently issued a statement in English in regards to the events taking place over the last week. Listen for yourself the Prime Minister’s complete comments.

We continue to keep an eye on the northern border of Israel.

NBC News Analyst Evan Kohlmann tweeted out the following. Upwards of 5 rockets were fired towards Israel. Currently, the Quneitra Province in Syria is home to Russian, Syrian, Iranian, Hezbollah, UN Troops and other factions. This is different than the three rockets fired from Lebanon the day before.

And the sirens continue to blare throughout the land of Israel…

Israeli Ground Offensive Has Begun

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 13, 2021: As of a few hours ago, Israel has launched ground forces into the conflict with Hamas. As of this posting, ground forces have not entered the Gaza Strip. Israel has called up 9,000 reservists. Israeli citizens within a few miles of the border have been ordered to their bunkers.

Of note and extreme interest are the missiles being fired toward Israel from Lebanon. Are Hezbollah and proxy Iran entering the conflict? This needs to be monitored very closely. Is Israel on the verge of fighting a war on two fronts?

Tonight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a public statement on the conflict. The goal is to restore calm and security to the nation of Israel. Netanyahu’s statement is made in Hebrew. See the English transcript below.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, posted: “I said that we would charge a very heavy price from Hamas. We do it and we will continue to do it with great intensity. The last word was not said and this operation will continue as long as necessary.”

The article below has a wealth of information and many photos.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9574147/Israel-goes-Ground-troops-storm-Gaza-air-force-bombards-targets.html

At some point in the future, this is coming to what we know as the modern day Gaza Strip.

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”

Putin & Erdogan Talk “Deterrent” About Israel As Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Broadens

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 12, 2021: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a phone call today.

President Erdogan has recommended “the international community to give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson”. Erdogan also called on the United Nations Security Council to give Israel “determined and clear messages”.

Erdogan also recommended an international force to be dispatched to protect the Palestinian people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/12/israel-must-be-taught-a-lesson-erdogan-tells-putin

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/05/12/turkish-leader-to-putin-israel-needs-strong-deterrent-lesson/

Is the current military conflict we are watching a catalyst that brings Ezekiel’s prophecy into focus.

Russia will be joined by several countries in their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries is modern day Turkey. At some point in the future, Russia is prophesied to invade Israel. The Bible says Russia and Turkey are going to join forces.

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President Joe Biden finally has a public appearance on the issue. His statement was issued by Twitter and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

One can only wonder how the world views President Biden. Are rogue states and terrorist organizations emboldened to act by perceived weakness? Will this perception allow for Russia and allies to coalesce in strength and power against Israel?

The Hamas military wing Al-Qassam Brigades has launched 15 missiles at the Dimona Nuclear Facility in southern Israel. The facility was not hit. This will not be received well with Israeli leadership.

https://www.rt.com/news/523598-hamas-rockets-israel-dimona-nuclear/

Hamas vows to fire 100 times more rockets if Israeli forces do not leave the Temple Mount.

There are rumblings on social media of an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip…

Campaign Escalates In Israel & Gaza Strip

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2021 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and you will condemn every tongue that accuses you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.

May 11, 2021: Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel are increasing their response in the Promised Land. The campaign is broadened and intensity is magnifying. Israel has named the operation, Guardian of the Walls.

Tel Aviv has come under attack in the last 24 hours. Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv has been closed. A state of emergency has been declared a few miles southwest of Tel Aviv in Lod, Israel.

Missiles have been fired into the southern part of Israel and on Jerusalem as well.

Islamic Jihad has joined Hamas in the response and attack against Israel.

At least 35 are reported dead as of the posting of this article.

Below is video from the Israel Defense Forces and the effectiveness of the Iron Dome anti missile battery system.

Imagine waking up to this in the middle of the night while sleeping if you could sleep.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement today and indicated the intervention “will take time”. Settle in, this is not ending any time soon.

Israel’s Air Force continues to strike targets in the Gaza Strip.

By the way, we know how this eventually ends…

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

Temple Mount on Fire, Netanyahu Vows to Respond

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2021 by paulthepoke

May 10, 2021: It has been a busy day in Jerusalem. Today marks the third day of clashes with violence between Israeli forces and Muslim worshippers. Ramadan closes on Wednesday, May 12th at sunset. Hundreds more were injured in the violence. As Muslims shot fireworks at Israeli forces, trees on the Temple Mount caught fire near the Al Aqsa Mosque near the south end of the holy site.

The Israeli National Holiday of Jerusalem Day took place. Jerusalem Day celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem. The holiday marks the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City post the June 1967 Six-Day War. State ceremonies and memorial services were held throughout the day.

Hamas in the Gaza Strip took the opportunity to launch rockets and missiles into Israel including Jerusalem. Rocket sirens blared throughout the capital. This was the first time since 2014 sirens were heard in Jerusalem.

Israel’s leadership did not take kindly to the incursions. Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Jonathan Conricus issued a statement on the current status.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated, “Israel would respond with great force… the current conflict could continue for some time.”

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks on Israel and Jerusalem. Hamas had given a 6 p.m. deadline for Israel to withdraw from the Al Aqsa Mosque. Hamas responded with their deadline crossed.

Isaiah 51:5 My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth, and My arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands will wait for Me, and they will wait expectantly for My arm.

Israel & Iran Continue to Escalate, Israel’s Independence Day 5781/2021

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2021 by paulthepoke

April 14, 2021: Today is Israel’s 73rd year of rebirth of being a state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the occasion with remarks regarding the handling of the Corona Virus. His statements included commentary of the previous year’s Abraham Accords with Arab neighbors in the “Circle of Peace”. For complete comments, see the video provided via Twitter.

Today also marked a missile attack on an Israeli commercial ship, the Hyperion Ray. The ship is reported to transport cars. Multiple news outlets around the world are reporting Iran likely carried out the attack. The incident occurred off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman. Injuries are not reported at the time of this post. Damage to the ship is reported to be light.

The attack comes on the heels of Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz being struck. Two days ago Iran’s nuclear site was struck by a cyber attack which resulted in an explosion. Thousands of centrifuges, which were reported to be at least 150 feet underground, were destroyed.

Israeli press referred to the event as an “accident”. Iranian press referred to the event as “terrorism”. Initially it was reported as an electrical “black out”.

This is the same facility in Natanz that was struck in July of 2020. This time a different part of the plant was affected.

The BBC has provided a comprehensive look at the attack, the scientific process of how centrifuges work, and the geo-political situation surrounding recent events. Click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56734657

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The same day the “accident” occurred in Natanz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Netanyahu stated he will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

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

At some point in the future, the prophet Ezekiel tells us Iran will join forces with Russia and look to invade Israel from the north. Russia and its allies will receive a Divine whipping. See Ezekiel 38-39 for the details.

Iranian assets have been exploding throughout the country and at sea for the last year.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/persiaelamiran/

In the mean time, the shadow war continues…

Morocco Joins Abraham Accords, Hanukkah 5781/2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., Hanukkah, December 10, 2020: President Trump announced Morocco has become the fourth country to formalize relations with Israel. Morocco, along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan, has joined Israel in the Abraham Accords. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu refers to the agreement as the “circle of peace”.

Photo: Morocco World News

The event occurred on the first day of Hanukkah.

In addition to normalization of relations with Israel, President Trump recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara.

Trump continues to move forward with the peace initiative despite having the disputed election results contested in the Supreme Court.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter where he posted his comments.

Photo: Morocco World News

King Mohammed VI of Morocco did not have a formal statement at the time of this post. The king does not have a Twitter account.

Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner hinted there could be more participants in the Abraham Accords including Saudi Arabia.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-morocco-idUSKBN28K2CN

John 10:22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter…

Jesus attended the celebration of Hanukkah at the Temple. In the context of John 10, Jesus would come under fire for claiming to be God. The mob was ready to stone Christ.

John 10:28-30 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

Of note, Jesus uses the word “snatch” two times. This the Greek word ἁρπάζω/harpazó. It means: properly, seize by force; snatch up, suddenly and decisively, like someone seizing bounty (spoil, a prize); to take by an open display of force (i.e. not covertly or secretly). -Helps Word Studies

This is the Greek word for “rapture”. Just an observation. My personal belief is the rapture occurs in and around the Fall Feasts.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/fall-feasts/

But this point is an absolute fact. Believers are secure in the Father and the Son. No one is going to take us away from Them. This is eternal security.

Abraham Accords Signed, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2020: United States President Donald Trump hosted Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House.

The Abraham Accords were signed in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

For the raw video of the event, see the YouTube link below provided by the U.S. State Department.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZhpmNnLxlOYipqh8wbM3A U.S. State Department

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/abraham-accords-peace-agreement-treaty-of-peace-diplomatic-relations-and-full-normalization-between-the-united-arab-emirates-and-the-state-of-israel/

  • “This day is a pivot of history. It heralds a new dawn of peace,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said.
  • “Peace requires courage, and shaping the future requires knowledge,” Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates said. “We have come today to tell the world that this is our approach.”
  • “Today is a truly historic occasion—a moment of hope and opportunity for all the peoples of the Middle East,” Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani of Bahrain said.
  • “The people of the Middle East will no longer allow hatred of Israel to be fomented as an excuse for radicalism or extremism. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Trump said.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

Prior to the signing ceremony, President Trump commented on the momentum of peace in the Middle East.

“We’re very far down the road with about five additional countries… Frankly, I think we could have had them here today. We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly… They want to see peace. They’ve been fighting for a long time… They’re warring countries but they’re tired of fighting. You’re going to see a lot of very great activity. It’s going to be peace in the Middle East. Most of the countries… in the Middle East want to sign this deal.”

Trump later went on to say up to nine (9) countries look to normalize relations with Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-says-saudi-arabia-among-7-9-countries-expected-to-make-peace-with-israel

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Be alert…

Bahrain Joins the Circle of Peace, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., September 11, 2020: United States President Donald Trump has announced a historic achievement in Middle East Peace between Israel and Bahrain. The two countries have agreed to full diplomatic relations.

Next Tuesday, September 15, President Trump will be hosting leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. They will meet and sign accords of peace in Washington, D.C.

Photo: AP/Andrew Harnik

Back in June 2019, Bahrain was the host country for the White House “Peace for Prosperity” economic conference. Leaders from around the Middle East and Israel were in attendance.

President Trump took to Twitter for the announcement. Below is the official statement coming from the United States, Israel, and Bahrain.

Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa currently serves as Bahrain Ambassador to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Canada. Below is his tweet on behalf of Bahrain.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers his comments regarding the historic peace deal between Israel and Bahrain.

AP: Andrew Harnik

Of note, Trump Senior Advisor Jared Kushner received a lot of ink from the Jerusalem Post in their article. Here are some quotes from Kushner’s press conference.

“There’s a new momentum and new hopefulness in the Middle East. The agreement that we made with the United Arab Emirates and Israel was even more popular than we expected, which is why this next agreement came so quickly. We were not sure what the reaction would be, but it’s been overwhelmingly positive. And more and more countries are rushing to try to figure out how they can do good things for their citizens and create a paradigm for a much more peaceful and prosperous future.”

“The leaders in the region recognize that the approach that’s been taken in the past hasn’t worked and they realize that there are people want to see a more vibrant and exciting future. I do believe that it’s an inevitability that all countries in the Middle East will normalize relations with Israel. It’s a very hard thing. I don’t know the timing on it, but I think people want to see the Middle East move forward. They want to seize opportunity.”

“I think that this will help reduce tension in the Muslim world and allow people to separate the Palestinian issue from their own national interests, from their foreign policy, which should be focused on their domestic priorities. And so I think you’re going to continue to see momentum.” -Presidential Senior Adviser, Jared Kushner

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/trump-expected-to-announce-historic-bahrain-israel-normalization-agreement-641961

The Palestinians have denounced the Israel/Bahrain peace plan. They called it a “stab in the back”.

Iran now has two countries across the Persian Gulf who are close friends with Israel.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.

For the record, it is my position President Donald Trump is not the antichrist. Trump is not an internationally loved and respected figure. Too many people want him completely removed from the equation.

It seems to be plausible conjecture we are in the process of gathering “many” to confirm “a strong covenant” in the future. It would appear “he” is not on the scene just yet.

At this time, I don’t think Kushner is the antichrist either. See my previous post below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2020/09/01/more-peace-on-the-horizon-september-2020/

Got Jesus??? You know He’s promised to come again…

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