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The Watchmen: Temple Mount, Israeli & Russian Tension, Chinese Yuan, Cross of Christ, Russia & Sudan, US Middle East Policy

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world…

In this episode of The Watchmen we look at drama on the Temple Mount. In an opinion piece from the Jerusalem Post, a prominent Israeli Rabbi calls for the construction of the third Temple. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid calls the maintenance of the status quo on the Temple Mount. Confused???

Tension continues to build between Russian and Israel. Ezekiel 38-39 tells us Russia will eventually turn on Israel. Russian President Vladimir Putin demands ownership of a Russian Orthodox Church in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem.

Israel is adding the Chinese Yuan and cutting the United States dollar to their reserve holdings. The dollar continues to fall in global holdings.

Was a relic of the cross of Jesus Christ on the sunken Russian warship Moskva? If so, did the piece of the cross sink to the bottom of the Black Sea?

Russia’s Wagner Group is in Sudan. Russia wants a port on the Red Sea. Ezekiel’s gang continues to come together.

The Saudis are looking to the Chinese as a business partner. Will the Saudis conduct business dealings in the Chinese Yuan. What would the potential consequences be to the value of the US dollar? Can the Saudis trust the United States?

What is the current United States policy in the Middle East? History since the 2011 Arab Spring is reviewed.

All of this and more on this episode of the Watchmen. Click on the link below for insights and analysis.

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-704445

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-reaffirms-israels-official-commitment-to-maintaining-temple-mount-status-quo/

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-704490

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/dollar-vs-yuan-israel-central-bank-chinese-currency-holdings-reserves-2022-4

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-704498

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/04/russia-wagner-group-expand-ties-sudan

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-u-s-saudi-relations-reached-the-breaking-point-11650383578

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/al-qaeda-is-on-our-side-how-obama-biden-team-empowered-terrorist-networks-in-syria/

This Week in Prophecy: Russia & European Gas Market & Space, Putin the Peace Broker, Turkish Lira Crashing, Sudan Chaos, La Palma Volcano Landslides

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2021 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

The Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy continues to align with modern day headlines. Russia makes a big move in the natural gas markets by inking a deal with Iran in the Chalous Gas Fields of the Caspian Sea. Experts think this deal allows Russia to potentially control the European Gas Market. How will this affect global prices?

Russia launched a missile into space and destroyed one of their satellites. Why? Because they can…

Russian President Putin positioned himself as a broker with recent skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The Turkish Lira continues to plummet against the US Dollar. Inflation is hitting Turkey hard over the last year. Turkey is starved for cash and needs revenue in a hurry. Turkey vows to start drilling for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Sudan’s government remains in chaos. Former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been released from house arrest and is likely to be reinstated as Prime Minister. Eventually Sudan will turn to Russia according to Ezekiel 38-39 and join in the coalition of countries against Israel. Remember, Sudan signed the Abraham Peace Accords with Israel during the Trump Administration.

The volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands continues on for over 2 months. Earthquake activity is increasing in regards to intensity and the quakes are occurring at a deeper depth. Lava continues to flow and destroy property. Landslides are now taking place on the island. Tsunami warnings are being discussed.

All of this and more on This Week in Prophecy. Click on the YouTube link below for analysis and commentary on the events above.

https://valortube.com/groups/paul-lehr/

Coup in Sudan

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on October 25, 2021 by paulthepoke

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan has been placed under arrest by the military. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has broken up the transitional government. A state of emergency has been declared across the country. Hamdok’s location is unknown.

“The military has also blocked all roads and bridges leading into Khartoum city. We’ve seen soldiers blocking access and they are telling us these are the orders they got. They are saying access to Khartoum city is to be restricted, and this is raising concern because that’s where the government institutions are, that’s where the presidential palace and the prime minister’s offices are located.” -Hiba Morgan, Al-Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/25/sudans-abdalla-hamdok-under-arrest-report

President Biden has indicated $700 million in aid will be immediately frozen.

US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken issued the following statement.

“We firmly reject the dissolution of the civilian-led transitional government and its associated institutions and call for their immediate restoration. The arrest of Prime Minister Hamdok and other civilian leaders is unacceptable. The military forces must ensure their safety and release them immediately. These actions have the potential to derail the country’s transition to democracy and are a betrayal of Sudan’s peaceful revolution.”

“We are gravely concerned by reports that Sudanese security forces have used live ammunition against peaceful protesters. Security officials should immediately cease the use of violence against peaceful protesters. We also urge the restoration of Internet services.” -US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-condemns-sudan-military-coup-pauses-700m-aid

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10127275/Sudanese-leaders-arrested-group-denounces-coup.html

https://www.state.gov/troika-statement-on-military-takeover-in-sudan

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

Ezekiel states Russia, Turkey, Iran and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Arguably, Sudan may join Magog (modern day Russia) in their invasion of Israel at some point in the future.

Failed Coup in Sudan

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on September 22, 2021 by paulthepoke

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

Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

This is the first mention in the Bible of the land south of Egypt. The Hebrew word is Cush. It is translated as Cush or Ethiopia in the biblical text. It is a land in the southern Nile River valley. This is possibly modern day Sudan.

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September 2021: Loyalists to the former President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, attempted a coup. They have failed and over 40 have been jailed.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10012657/Sudan-foils-attempted-coup-involving-loyalists-former-Islamist-dictator-40-officers-arrested.html

November 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to Sochi for a meeting. Sudan was asking for Russian protection against American aggression. The former Sudanese president is not exactly a choir boy in need of protection. He was wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes.

Al-Bashir was seeking an arms deal, grain imports from Russia, electrical industry assistance, and nuclear power for peaceful purposes of course.

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok

In 2019, Democratic forces resulted in al-Bashir being jailed and a new government formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

October 2020: President Donald Trump announced yet another historic peace deal. This time, Israel and Sudan were partners. Sudan had been entered as a member of the expanding Abraham Accords.

For now, Prime Minister Hamdok remains in power. Elections are not scheduled until 2024. Currently, Sudan is governed by a civilian and military government.

Who knows what the twists and turns may be. But we know what is stated and how these events will ultimately play out…

The prophet Ezekiel states Russia, Turkey, Iran and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Arguably, Sudan may join Gog of Magog (modern day Russia) in their invasion of Israel at some point in the future.

Trump & the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, October 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Egypt/Nile River, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2020 by paulthepoke

October 23, 2020: During the announcement of the Israel and Sudan peace deal, President Trump took the time to comment on Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Trump made some remarkable comments encouraging Egypt blowing up the Ethiopian Dam.

“It’s a very dangerous situation because Egypt is not going to be able to live that way. They’ll end up blowing up the dam. And I said it and I say it loud and clear, they’ll blow up that dam. And they have to do something. They should have stopped it long before it started. I had a deal done for them and then, unfortunately, Ethiopia broke the deal, which they should not have done. That was a big mistake. They will never see that money unless they adhere to that agreement.” -President Donald Trump.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-says-egypt-may-blow-ethiopia-dam

Watch and listen to Trump’s comments in the Tweet below.

The Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates Rivers are prophetic markers for the end times scenario. The prophets state the Nile River will go dry prior to the coming of the Messiah.

Zechariah 10:11b …And He will strike the waves in the sea, so that all the depths of the Nile will dry up…

Ezekiel 30:12 And I will dry up the Nile and will sell the land into the hand of evildoers; I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it, by the hand of foreigners; I am the LORD; I have spoken.

There are multiple prophets in the Bible that says the Nile River will dry. The LORD states He is the cause. God tells Zechariah He will strike the waves in the sea, so that all the depths of the Nile will dry up… Something major in the Mediterranean Sea is going to happen.

See Isaiah 19 for more details and economic consequences of this event.

https://paulthepoke.com/category/egypt-nile-river/

All of these key prophetic rivers are in the headlines trending towards prophetic fulfillment. All of these rivers have significant and strategic dams that are affecting water and electrical resources for millions of people.

https://paulthepoke.com/2020/09/06/euphrates-tigris-rivers-going-dry-september-2020/

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=mosul+dam

God’s chosen prophets warned us over 2,500 years ago. We should probably pay attention.

Israel & Sudan Agree to Peace, October 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2020 by paulthepoke

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2020: President Donald Trump announced yet another historic peace deal. This time, Israel and Sudan are partners. Sudan has been entered as a member of the expanding Abraham Accords.

President Trump made the announcement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudan’s Chairman of the Sovereignty Council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on a conference call. Below is a YouTube link of the press conference from the White House.

The focus of the plan is cooperation in agriculture, economy, trade, aviation, and migration issues.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/joint-statement-united-states-republic-sudan-state-israel/

President Trump says there are more Muslim nations looking to join the Abraham Accords including possibly Iran.

President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner weighed in with his comments.

November 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited then Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to Sochi for a meeting. Sudan was asking for Russian protection against American aggression. The Sudan president was removed in a coup. He was wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes. Omar al-Bashir is currently in jail for several accounts of corruption.

Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

This is the first mention in the Bible of the land south of Egypt. The Hebrew word is Cush. It is translated as Cush or Ethiopia in the biblical text. It is a land in the southern Nile River valley. This is modern day Sudan.

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

With this announcement, we have some intrigue on Magog’s southern front…

The prophet Ezekiel stated Russia, Turkey, Iran and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Arguably, Sudan may join Gog and Magog (modern day Russia) in their invasion of Israel at some point in the future.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Filled, July 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Egypt/Nile River, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2020 by paulthepoke

In less than a month, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been filled. Now that the dam has been filled, the politicians in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have reached a “major common understanding”. A lot of drama over nothing…

It took the good Lord less than 1 month to fill up the reservoir. The experts said it could take up to 5 to 15 years.

Isaiah 19:5-7 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched, and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt’s Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away. There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.

Water Rising Behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, July 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Egypt/Nile River, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2020 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 19:5-7 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched, and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt’s Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away. There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.

Three prophets (Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah) in the Bible make the claim the Nile River is going to run dry at some point in the future.

Photo: National Geographic

July 2020: Water is beginning to rise behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The source of water for the GERD is the Blue Nile.

There are conflicting reports from the region if Ethiopia has begun filling the reservoir behind the dam.

Currently, water rights talks between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have broken down. To date, no agreement has been reached. Ethiopia has openly discussed the idea of beginning to fill the dam without reaching an agreement.

The following tweet is from Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

The following satellite photos were taken between June 27th and July 12, 2020 by Maxar Satellite Technology.

The government of Sudan reports water levels in the Blue Nile had dropped by 90 million cubic meters per day.

“The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources reiterates its firm rejection of any unilateral action taken by any party, especially following the continued efforts of the African Union and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to reach a consensus among the three countries on this outstanding issue, which could be resolved through strong political will,” Sudan Government statement.

https://atalayar.com/en/content/grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-threatens-relations-between-egypt-ethiopia-and-sudan

Egypt is obviously not happy about the GERD. Egypt depends completely on the Nile River for its water.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi remains in close contact with his Defense Council regarding the matter. Egypt is also moving military equipment to the Libyan border.

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There are multiple places in the Bible that says the Nile River will dry. Isaiah is not the only place. See what Zechariah and Ezekiel have to say.

Zechariah’s comments are interesting. The prophet states God will strike the waves in the sea to bring this about.

Zechariah 10:11b …And He will strike the waves in the sea, so that all the depths of the Nile will dry up…

Ezekiel 30:12 And I will dry up the Nile and will sell the land into the hand of evildoers; I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it, by the hand of foreigners; I am the LORD; I have spoken.

Trend Update: Turkey’s Naval Base on the Red Sea, January 2018

Posted in Egypt/Nile River, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 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.

For insight linking Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah to modern day Turkey, click the link below.

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

January 2018: Turkey is quietly building a naval presence on the Red Sea. The Turks and the Sudanese have inked a deal.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proclaimed Turkey has been given access to the Suakin Island from Sudan. The island is effectively across the Red Sea from Mecca, Saudia Arabia. Historically, Turkey is no stranger to the area. The Suakin Island has ties to the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. The island was the capital of the Habes Province.

Suakin Island

photo: Daily Sabah

Turkey will manage and rebuild infrastructure. The agreement is open ended in regards to time. Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour indicated military and security cooperation are part of the agreement. With the treaty, Turkey now has access to other ports in Sudan.

The military commanders in chief of Turkey, Qatar, and Sudan met at the signing. This alliance is consistent with the Sunni branch of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

The alliance between Turkey and Sudan is concerning to the southern coalition of Sunni Muslims including Egypt and Saudia Arabia. Egypt is expressing concern. The Egyptians have a water problem. Access to the Nile River is the issue. Egypt gets 90% of their water from the Nile River. Sudan and Egypt are not working together regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

https://paulthepoke.com/2018/01/04/trend-update-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-january-2018/

Egypt is currently spending millions beefing up their military. They recently purchased two helicopter carriers, one frigate from France, three submarines from Germany, and dozens of warplanes from France and Russia.

 

The Turks currently have a seaport in Somalia. Turkey already has military troops in Qatar. Turkey’s Recep Erdogan has his eyes on the religious sites in Mecca.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Is-Turkey-setting-up-a-naval-base-on-the-Red-Sea-532904

Water and Muslim religious sites are volatile issues.

 

The prophet Ezekiel stated Russia, Turkey, and allies are prophesied to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Russia and Sudan have recently formed ties. Russia has entered Libya as of early 2017.

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/12/01/trend-update-sudan-calls-russia-for-help-december-2017/

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

The southern front of the invasion appears to be taking shape.

 

Trend Update: Sudan Calls Russia For Help, December 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2017 by paulthepoke

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

And we have some movement on Magog’s southern front…

Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.

This is the first mention in the Bible of the land south of Egypt. The Hebrew word is Cush. It is translated as Cush or Ethiopia in the biblical text. It is a land in the southern Nile River valley. This is modern day Sudan.

See video link below for analysis and geography.

November 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to Sochi for a meeting. Sudan is asking for Russian protection against American aggression. The Sudan president is not exactly a choir boy in need of protection. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes.

al bashir“We are thankful to Russia for its position on the international arena, including Russia’s position in the protection of Sudan. We are in need of protection from the aggressive acts of the United States.” -Sudan President Omar al-Bashir

Bashir wants an arms deal with the Russians.

“We are currently launching a program to modernize our armed forces and we agreed with the defense minister that Russia will contribute to this,” Bashir indicated.

There was also a grain deal. Russia will sell 1 million tons of grain to Sudan.

“Sudan is a major buyer of our grain. We expect to increase the volume of grain sold to your market up to 1 million tons,” Vladimir Putin stated.

Beyond the grain, there is more to the story.

“Prospects are in place not merely in the hydrocarbons sector but also in the electric power industry and peaceful nuclear development.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin.

http://tass.com/economy/977080

http://www.france24.com/en/20171123-sudan-president-bashir-asks-putin-protection-aggressive-us

 

Russia has been in ancient Put or Libya since March 2017.

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

For those of you not familiar with the narrative, Ezekiel 37 has already happened in the mid 20th century. I would encourage all to read Ezekiel chapters 38-39. It appears to be on the verge of happening in the 21st century.

Magog’s gang is now complete and assembled, as promised by Ezekiel roughly 2,600 years ago…

 

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