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Putin & Erdogan Meet Raisi in Tehran, “Axis of Good” Emerges

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2022 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-6 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. And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

photo: Al Jazeera

Gog of Magog: Leader of modern day Russia

Meshech, Tubal, Beth-togarmah, Gomer: modern day Turkey

Persia: modern day Iran

Click on the video/audio link below for more detail, analysis and commentary.

Ezekiel 38‘s gang met together this week in Tehran, Iran. The nations are molding a political, economic, and military alliance.

“Iran is (the) center of dynamic diplomacy. (Meetings will) develop economic cooperation, focus on security of the region via political solution… and ensure food security,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

Here is an outline of what’s happened. First, let’s take a look at Turkish President Recep Erdogan getting off the plane and walking down the red carpet. His gait is a bit unsteady, slow and frankly uses all the carpet between the yellow lines. This is not the look of a fit and healthy man.

Second, Russian President Putin arrives and the headlines are questioning his health with a limp right arm. He is limping as he walks. But his gait looks better than Erdogan’s.

Russian Yevgeny Popov has proclaimed the alliance between Russia and Iran the “Axis of Good.”

Russia has been visiting Iran about the possibility of drone purchases.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11027163/Putin-arrives-Iran-looks-create-new-anti-West-alliance-secure-Tehrans-drones.html

Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed a $40 billion deal with Iran. Remember, this was completed in the face of western sanctions against Russia in their invasion of Ukraine. Iran is also under sanctions from the west.

“This MoU (memorandum of understanding) will be the largest foreign investment in the history of Iran’s oil industry, as it will lead to an investment of several tens of billions of dollars of Russian investment in Iran’s oil and gas fields.”

“Iran and Russia have a total of 70 trillion cubic meters of gas reserves, which is 30% of the world’s gas reserves. Therefore, these two countries play a very important role in ensuring the world’s energy sustainability.” -Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Gazprom has also stated it will not be able to deliver natural gas to a significant European customer due to an “Act of God”.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/18/russias-gazprom-declares-force-majeure-on-some-gas-supplies-to-europe.html

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Russia and Turkey are looking to sign a deal regarding the distribution of grain from Ukraine. Over 130 ships are believed to be blocked in the Black Sea.

“An agreement was reached on a plan, general principles for shipping grain and food products… A meeting on this within the week is probable,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar

https://www.reuters.com/world/turkey-says-ukraine-russia-un-meeting-this-week-grain-corridor-probable-2022-07-18/

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Iran claims it has the technical capability to produce a nuclear bomb.

“It is no secret that we have the technical capabilities to manufacture a nuclear bomb, but we have no decision to do so. In a few days, we were able to enrich uranium up to 60 percent, and we can easily produce 90% enriched uranium,” Kamal Kharazi, Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations

https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-iranian-official-boasts-iran-has-technical-ability-to-manufacture-nuclear-bomb/

With all of this happening, why in the world would Iran return to the negotiating table for a nuclear deal with the west?

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All of this is happening just as the ancient prophet had written over 2,600 years ago.

Ezekiel 38:10-15 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth. Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’

Encouraging every one to read Ezekiel 38-39. https://biblehub.com/esv/ezekiel/38.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

The Watchmen: Burden of Damascus Airport, Europe Gas Deal with Israel?, Lawlessness, Food Security Concerns Increase, Feet of Iron and Clay?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2022 by paulthepoke

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

Isaiah 17, The Burden of Damascus

In this episode of The Watchmen, it would appear Israel has upped the ante by targeting the Damascus International Airport. Significant damage has occurred to the runways of the airport which resulted in the closing of the airport to commercial and domestic traffic. Russia has voiced their displeasure towards Israel. The concern is the flow of military equipment from Iran to Lebanon and Hezbollah.

The European Commission is proposing a gas deal with Israel via Egypt. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is traveling to Israel this week to iron a potential gas deal. The goal is “to advance relations between the EU and Israel, especially cooperation in the area of energy. The president will also discuss with Israeli government representatives the global reaction to the food crisis and the situation in the Middle East.”

Meanwhile, the Israeli Navy is standing by drilling rigs as they travel to the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel looks to continue to expand their production of natural gas.

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2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

Lawlessness continues to abound. Mexican President López Obrador attempted to blackmail President Biden at the Summit of the Americas. To President Biden’s credit, “We do not believe that dictators should be invited.” However, The International Organization for Migration tells the United States more immigration is coming and deal with it. Meanwhile, governors from Texas and Florida are bickering on how to manage the influx of illegal people coming to the United States. All the while, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has allowed Russian troops into the country for training, law enforcement and emergency response. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was not invited to Los Angeles for the summit, so Maduro went Tehran to visit President Ebrahim Raisi at the Sa’adabad Palace. Backroom deals galore…

Iran is inching closer to a nuclear bomb.

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Revelation 6:6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

Hyperinflated food prices are noted at the onset of the Tribulation. So we continue to watch trends of food inflation. Russian President Vladimir Putin and “Nazis” and others continue to weaponize food by setting grain fields on fire, laying mines in fields and sea ports, and destroying stockpiles of grains in Ukraine.

The list continues to grow in the United States. Ninety-five (95) food processing plants have gone up in flames since President Biden has taken office. The list continues to expand and increase in frequency. This essentially has become a war on poultry. Chickens and turkey plants appear to be the main target with millions upon millions of birds destroyed. The result is a reasonably priced source of protein in eggs and birds are impacted.

Chinese owned Smithfield Farms has announced they are closing business in California due to bureaucratic red tape. Yet another strain on the food supply.

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China continues to threaten Taiwan.

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Daniel 2:33 …its legs were iron, and its feet were part iron and part clay.

This is Nebuchadnezzar’s statue from the prophet Daniel. The focus is the last global empire. This has yet to emerge on the scene. The point is to file this information away. It is interesting only because there are 10 nations involved. The Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act has bipartisan support in the House and Senate in the United States. The goal is to create an integrated missile and air defense infrastructure to defend against the Iranians. The bill would allow the US Defense Department to support Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. Are we saying this confederation of nations is the group of 10 nations? NO! Just watching with interest.

All of this and more on this edition of The Watchmen. Click on the link below for analysis and details.

photo: Energean

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-709108

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-709197

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Israel-Sends-Battleships-To-Escort-Drilling-Rig-In-Disputed-Gas-Field.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/09/menendez-lopez-obrador-biden-americas-summit/7569819001/

https://www.iom.int/news/iom-statement-los-angeles-declaration-migration-and-protection

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/531130-gov-desantis-texas-greg-abbott-should-send-migrants-back-to-mexico/

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nicaragua-authorizes-entry-russian-troops-planes-ships-85329515

https://en.irna.ir/news/84785218/A-brief-look-into-Maduro-visit-to-Iran

https://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-without-western-pressure-iran-dangerously-close-to-nuclear-weapon/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10906621/Putins-forces-deliberately-targeting-wheat-fields-shells-torch-harvest-Ukraine-says.html

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-11/farmer-john-plant-to-close

https://www.wionews.com/world/us-defence-secretary-lloyd-austin-slams-chinas-destabilising-military-activity-near-taiwan-487110

https://www.israel365news.com/270236/israel-may-unite-with-nine-arab-countries-to-fight-iran

This Week in Prophecy: Russia’s Lavrov & Hitler, Hamas to Moscow, More Sanctions for Russia, Turkey & Natural Gas Trade, Russians in Syria, Kushner & Saudis & Israelis

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claims Hitler had Jewish blood. The result was outrage from Israel.

Israel swears in first Muslim to the Supreme Court of the nation.

Hamas leaders flew to Moscow for an emergency meeting. Russian President Putin pledges full support to the Palestinians after skirmishes with Israeli security on the Temple Mount.

Current Russian military resources in Syria are reviewed. There has been a troop draw down since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion. Ezekiel 38 says Russia, along with others, will cover Israel like a cloud.

The United States, G7, and possibly Europe increase economic sanctions on Russia.

Bulgaria is looking to Turkey for natural gas since Russia has turned off the flow. What will Russia of Turkey? Turkey continues to ride the slippery fence in international affairs.

Jared Kushner is investing Saudi money in Israeli start up companies. Kushner wants to make sure the Saudis and his friend Mohammed bin Salman don’t miss out on these business opportunities.

All of this and more on This Week in Prophecy…

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lavrovs-jewish-hitler-comments-are-latest-manifestation-of-an-old-dangerous-myth/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/khaled-kabub-sworn-in-as-supreme-courts-first-muslim-judge/

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/middle-east/palestinian-territories/1651666118-report-hamas-leaders-meet-russian-officials-in-moscow

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/05/08/background-press-call-by-a-senior-administration-official-on-the-u-s-and-g7-actions-to-impose-additional-severe-costs-for-putins-war-against-ukraine/

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/05/bulgaria-looks-turkey-help-gas-shortage#ixzz7SPoRpSwH

https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/all-news/article-706104

This Week in Prophecy: Russian Invasion Ripple Effects, Sweden, Finland, NATO, Syria, Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy:

What are the ripple effects of Russia invading Ukraine?

photo: Wikipedia

Finland and Sweden are discussing NATO membership. Russia’s response is a threat of military and political consequences.

Syria’s President Assad is supportive of Russian intervention in Ukraine. Assad sees this as a “correction of history.”

As a reminder, Ezekiel 38-39, Jeremiah 49, and the Burden of Damascus from Isaiah 17 are looming and appear to be coming into focus with each passing day.

A significant consequence of Russia’s actions will be the inflation of grain prices throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt will bear the brunt with 80% of grain imports coming from Russia and Ukraine.

Revelation 6 instructs there will be hyperinflation at the onset of the tribulation. Wheat is specifically mentioned in verse 6.

Lastly, Kyiv has spiritual significance in Putin’s grand plan for what he sees as Russia. What role does spirituality play in the conflict? Putin states he wants to rebuild Christendom.

All of this and more, click on the link below.

Jane’s Defense

https://thehill.com/policy/international/russia/595853-russia-threatens-military-and-political-consequences-if-finland?rl=1

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/02/25/Syria-s-Assad-says-Russia-s-Ukraine-invasion-a-correction-of-history-

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-russia-ukraine-war-wheat-crisis

https://unherd.com/2022/02/putins-spiritual-destiny/

Putin Recognizes DPR & LPR, Russian Troops Move Into Ukraine

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2022 by paulthepoke

Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognized the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic as independent countries with the stroke of his pen.

Putin has authorized the movement of Russian troops as “peace keepers” into eastern Ukraine.

Russian troop movements into Ukraine have been confirmed by multiple sources.

Russian naval resources have sealed off the Sea of Azov east of the Crimean Peninsula. War ships are also spotted west of Crimea near Odessa, Ukraine.

Additional Russian military hardware continues to move into Syria.

President Biden, the EU, France, Germany, and Great Britain have expressed their disapproval. Economic sanctions appear to be on the near horizon.

Magog is on the move…

Ezekiel 38:4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and bring you out with all your army—your horses, your horsemen in full armor, and a great company armed with shields and bucklers, all brandishing their swords.

For details, analysis, and commentary, click on the link below.

Today in Prophecy: Russia in the Med by Air and Sea, Ukraine Cyber Attack, Duma Votes, Israel Quake

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by paulthepoke

Check out the latest daily news from the Russia/Ukraine situation…

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu arrived in Syria and met with President Assad.

Ukraine suffered a massive cyber attack today that affected the financial, military and government.

Russian Duma recognizes Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in Ukraine as independent nations.

Mild earthquake reported today in northern Israel and Jordan.

Check out the analysis and commentary from today’s news below.

https://valortube.com/profile/czekmate/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/minor-earthquake-jars-northern-israel-jordan/

https://www.dw.com/en/russian-duma-asks-putin-to-recognize-ukrainian-regions-as-independent/a-60783596

Hook in Jaw… Russia Moves Naval and Air Resources to Syria for Drills… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by paulthepoke

MiG-31K and Il-38 aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase as part of the exercise
Anna Berestova
05:00 25.06.2021

Click on the link below for Czekmate Analysis and Commentary

Several Russian military aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria as part of an exercise. More than 15 warships and over 30 aircraft are taking part in the exercises of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

On Friday, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, joint exercises of the forces of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces began. As part of the event, a pair of MiG-31K aircraft, which have the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex, and an Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft, flew from Russian airfields to the Russian Khmeimim airbase in the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to the plan of the exercises, five ships of the Russian Navy, in particular the missile cruiser Moskva, the frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov, as well as two submarines Stary Oskol and Rostov-on-Don, together with anti-submarine aircraft Tu- 142MK, Il-38, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and MiG-31K aircraft will perform combat training tasks to ensure the security of the Khmeimim airbase and the Russian Navy’s logistics center Tartus.

Also, during training flights, aviation technology and equipment will be tested in difficult climatic conditions, including those caused by high temperatures and the possibility of long-term flights over the water surface. Aircraft crews will acquire practical skills for working out training tasks in new geographical areas.

At the moment, an air strike group led by the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is in the Mediterranean Sea. In this regard, one of the goals of the exercises will be to monitor the actions of an aircraft carrier group.

In May this past year, the reconstruction of the second runway at the Khmeimim air base was completed with a complete replacement of the coating and the installation of new lighting and radio equipment. Thanks to the increase in the length of the runway at the Khmeimim airfield, the crews of Russian long-range aviation and the latest missile carriers have been able to practice practical skills in performing tasks in the airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.

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This Week in Prophecy: Russia Displeased With Israeli Intervention in Syria, Commodity Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Russia is increasing its efforts to communicate their disapproval of recent Israeli activity in Syria. Coordinated communications are emerging. Russia is pursuing “humanitarian assistance” in Syria.

US military brass has expressed concerns of Russian military activity spilling into the Middle East from Ukraine.

Satellite images show Russian building possible military hospitals in preparation for a possible invasion.

Shortages of commodities are emerging around the world. Energy prices continue to spike higher.

All of this and more on the This Week in Prophecy. Click on the link below for news, information, and analysis.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-russia-syria-moscow-1bdb3da02b30ddd6651d8c3b01a3757b

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/russia-decries-israel-s-crude-violations-of-syria-s-sovreignty-after-airstrikes-1.10605745

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272280513/russia-strongly-condemns-israeli-aggression-on-damascus-vicinity

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2020946/middle-east

https://www.axios.com/satellite-images-russia-military-buildup-ukraine-17bca261-c500-4632-affa-8d7afd30bd0a.html

Russia Jamming GPS Affecting Israeli Airspace… Allegedly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2022 by paulthepoke

Reports are emerging from Israeli media that Russia is jamming GPS affecting Israeli airspace including commercial travel in and out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Israel is reported to have targeted military equipment and weapons in and around Damascus, Syria within the day.

Meanwhile back in Turkey, President Erdogan wants a piece of the action in regards to the flow of gas from Israel to Europe. How will Russia respond to this?

For details and analysis, click on the link below.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-airstrikes-said-to-to-hit-targets-near-damascus/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/russian-signal-jammers-accused-again-of-interfering-with-flights-entering-israel/

https://twitter.com/GlobalTelevsion/status/1488229370892546050

https://twitter.com/resistance_sa/status/1486802187799998467

This Week in Prophecy: Jesus & Good Shepherd Gold Coin, Indonesia & Abraham Accords, Iran’s Great Prophet 17 Games, Natural Gas & Electricity UP, Russia Postures

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

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

photo: Islamic World News

A gold coin with the depiction of Jesus as the “Good Shepherd” was found off the coast of Caesarea from ancient ship wreck. Hundreds of coins and artifacts were discovered as well.

Is Indonesia on the verge of joining the Abraham Accords???

Iran produces hype video demonstrating the destruction of the Israeli nuclear facility in Dimona. This was part of the Great Prophet 17 Iranian war games. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps executed the coordinated launches. Military exercises were completed at sea as well… Two days later, Israel allegedly fired missiles at Iranian targets in Latakia Port in Syria.

Natural gas and electricity prices in Europe are at all time highs. Russia has effectively turned off the gas to Europe. Russian President Putin feels back into a corner with no where to retreat. His posture and tone are changing. Winter is setting in and cold weather is here.

All this and more on This Week in Prophecy. Click on the link below for news, analysis, and commentary.

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