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This Week in Prophecy: 2nd Temple, Jerusalem, Orwell’s Australia, Chinese Manly Men, Russia, Turkey

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2021 by paulthepoke

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Ancient Quarry for 2nd Temple? An archeological dig in Jerusalem has discovered a quarry that may have provided stones for the Second Temple.

Israel is opposed to Biden’s Plan to Divide Jerusalem. The United States wants to reopen an office for the Palestinians in Jerusalem effectively dividing the Israeli capital and ultimately the land.

Orwell’s Australia has resulted in a massive loss of freedom for the Australian people. A trial app for smart phones is being presented in the name of health and safety.

China is banning effeminate men from TV. Children are being banned from online video games during school days and their electronic activity is being limited on the weekends.

Russia and Turkey continue their military build up with the potential sale of a second round of the S-400 missile defense system to the Turks.

Turkey unveils the production of sophisticated drones to promote peace of course.

These questions and more are discussed and answered on This Week in Prophecy.

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Where Is America In Prophecy???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2021 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

Where is America in Prophecy???

The short answer is, America is not there. It is not mentioned directly.

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America is stepping away from the world stage. And every place America has left, a vacuum is created. Something will fill the vacuum.

As America left Afghanistan, the Taliban took its place. As chaos rules, the Taliban is supported by players in end times Biblical prophecies, specifically Russia, Iran, and China.

In this edition, we go around the region and look at the void left by American departure and who has taken its place. The recent histories of Libya, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon are covered.

Ezekiel 38-39 are in play, big time!

How close are we to these events unfolding and prophecy being fulfilled?

These questions and more are answered on This Week in Prophecy.

Wild Fires Spread Across Turkey

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Trend Update with tags , , , , on August 5, 2021 by paulthepoke

As of July 30, 2021… Wild fires have broken out across Turkey. There are over 100 wild fires in 30 plus cities and they continue to spread.

Hurriyet News

These events coincided with the finding of the ancient gateway to the temple of Zeus. Archeologists have vowed to rebuild and refurbish the structure as ancient worshippers experienced the temple. This would essentially allow the reinstitution of Zeus worship as the ancients practiced.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s response is being called into question. Erdogan has refused help from Greece. Instead he turned to his prophetic friends as documented by Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39, Russia and Iran. Qatar was also contacted for help.

In light of Exodus 20 and the 10 Commandments…

Exodus 20:3-6 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love Me and keep My Commandments.”

Does God really exist? Which god is the real God? Is Zeus real and is Zeus God? Would the God of the Bible really respond in jealousy to a violation of His Commandments? Does any of this really matter? Or is it all coincidental?

Please pray for mercy and grace and these fires be extinguished for the people and environment being affected.

These questions and more are answered on This Week in Prophecy. Click on the YouTube link below.

Russian Policy Change Towards Israel?

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , on July 31, 2021 by paulthepoke

Are we watching a changing Russian foreign policy towards Israel? Russia has publicly indicated they are “running out of patience” with Israel’s actions in Syria. Russia is demonstrating a more aggressive posture around the world with military testing and political talk. Russia has introduced anti missile upgrades and technical capabilities in Syria.

Ezekiel 38:1-4 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.

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel.

Is God setting the “hook” in the mouth of Gog of Magog?

What does the United States and President Biden have to say?

How do these current events line up with Biblical prophecy? What does the future hold for ancient Magog or modern day Russia?

These ancient names comprise the modern day countries of Russia and Turkey.

Magog: Russia

Meshech, Tubal, Beth-togarmah, Gomer: Turkey

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel stated Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel from the north.

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Russia, Turkey, and Iran Drawing Closer

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2021 by paulthepoke

March 2021: Leaders from Iran traveled to Turkey and met this past week. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu got together as “brothers”.

Iran’s Zarif commented, “As before, constructive engagement on bilateral and regional issues. Ultimate aim: Apply Iran and Turkey’s experience of 400 years of peace to our region. Together, anything is possible.”

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan was recently critical of United States President Joe Biden for calling Russia’s President Vladimir Putin a “killer”. Erdogan stated this type of language was “unacceptable” and “not becoming of a president”.

https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/diplomacy/bidens-killer-remarks-for-putin-unacceptable-erdogan

Putin replied to Biden, “It takes one to know one.” Then Putin promptly challenged Biden to a live, public debate. Click on the video from Sky News below as Vladimir wishes Joe “good health”.

This has also drawn the three countries closer together.

Of great interest, Turkey is predominantly a Sunni Muslim country. Turkey is now looking to separate itself from the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni). Iran is Shia Muslim country. Both of these countries are now working together despite their religious, doctrinal differences.

Their combined goal is to rid the region of United States influence. These three countries are working together in Syria to fight “terrorism”.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-russia-and-turkey-signal-growing-alliance-662601

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.

These ancient names comprise the modern day countries of Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

Magog: Russia

Meshech, Tubal, Beth-togarmah, Gomer: Turkey

Persia: Iran

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel stated Russia will be joined by several countries including Turkey and Iran with their future invasion of Israel from the north. The trio is together and their ties are getting stronger.

It is not going to work out well for them…

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Breaking: Turkish Lira Crashing

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on March 21, 2021 by paulthepoke

Breaking News: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has fired the Central Bank Chief. The market is not responding well to this news.

As of the open of trade on Sunday night in America, Monday morning in Turkey, the Lira has dropped up to 15-17% against the dollar.

There is big time concern this could to lead to a recession in Turkey. Monday could be an interesting day in the markets. Sadly, this means more inflation for the people of Turkey.

chart: Bloomberg

There are many reasons to watch Turkey as a key player in Bible prophecy. Turkey will be part of a coalition lead by Russia along with Iran and others when they will invade Israel from the north.

Recent history tells us that Turkey’s President Erdogan responds to financial crisis with military aggression. Somebody is likely to get attacked…

The brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) appear to point to modern day Turkey.

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.

Magog was a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. Japheth was the son of Noah. The sons of Japheth were born after the flood (Genesis 10:1).

Quakes in Various Places, Izmir, Turkey, October 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11a There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences.

Map: Google

October 30, 2020: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have struck southwest Turkey in the Aegean Sea. Izmir, Turkey appears to have taken the brunt of the damage.

As of this post, 21 people have died and over 725 have been injured. Small tsunamis were reported throughout coastal populations on the Aegean Sea.

For video and pictures of the event. Click on the link below from the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8897247/Powerful-6-6-magnitude-earthquake-hits-Turkey-Greek-islands.html

This area is the home office to the seven churches in the book of Revelation.

Patmos is an island in the Aegean Sea. The word “Patmos” means: my killing. The Apostle John was sentenced to the island of “my killing”. Where are you going? My killing.

Patmos is a small island approximately 10 miles by 6 miles. It is a rocky island. Tradition has John receiving the “Revelation” in a cave on the south side of the island.

Historical Ephesus was the largest city of the seven churches.

This is the city for Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

Ephesus was located on the Cayster River. The city was between the Maeander River to the south and the Hermus River to the north. The city was also a great seaport on the Aegean Sea. The geography allowed Ephesus to be a significant commercial destination. It was the most important port in the Aegean.

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Ancient Smyrna today is Izmir, Turkey. It is located about 35 miles north of Ephesus. Smyrna was founded by the Greeks approximately 3,000 years ago. Ancient Smyrna was a port city and relied on commercial trade. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 178 AD.

Today, Izmir is the most populous Aegean port city in Turkey. The city is predominantly Muslim. It is the third most populous city in Turkey. Izmir is home to Turkey’s second largest Jewish community of about 2,500. (Wikipedia)

Armenia and Azerbaijan in Conflict, Yom Kippur 5781

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2020 by paulthepoke

Developing and Breaking Story…

Nagorno-Karabakh Region, September 27, 2020: Military conflict has broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the weekend. The situation appears to be escalating quickly. Both countries have declared martial law. Both sides are leaking information about war declarations.

Armenia has called for troop mobilization. Armenia is claiming they are responding to the Azerbaijan initiation.

photo: Wikipedia

Civilian and military casualties are being reported on both sides. Military equipment, munitions, and air force equipment are being destroyed on both sides.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/armenia-declares-martial-law-and-mass-mobilization-after-clashes-with-azerbaijan/

https://www.rt.com/russia/501859-azerbaijan-armenia-martial-law/

The following is from the Facebook page of Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia. https://www.facebook.com/nikol.pashinyan/

“Dear compatriots: Now by the decision of the government, a military situation and a general military gathering is announced in the Republic of Armenia. The decision will take effect from the moment of publication. I urge the staff attached to the troops to present their territorial military commissions. For the sake of the homeland, for the sake of victory.”

Reports indicate Azerbaijan is shutting down social media. Tweets are showing truck loads of Syrian and Muslim mercenaries headed to the region. On Twitter, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan is making phone calls with Turkey, Russia, and the European Union. There are lots of pictures with people in meeting. Content is not being released.

There are religious implications. Azerbaijan is viewed as a secular country by the Muslim world. Nearly a quarter of the population identifies itself as Muslim. Of that group, Azerbaijan is mostly a Shia Muslim country.

Armenia is a predominantly Christian nation. As of 2011, 97% of the country identified as Christian and members of the Armenian Apostolic Church (Wikipedia).

The conflict has nations quickly aligning with one of the two nations.

Countries supporting Azerbaijan include: Turkey, Pakistan

Countries supporting Armenia include: Russia, India

Global economic considerations include pipelines of oil and natural gas that flow through the region. Turkey’s Lira and the Russian Ruble are in free fall and being devalued to historical levels relative to the US dollar. Cost of basic goods are exploding across the region due to inflation. Both countries are feeling the pain of United States economic sanctions.

World leaders are calling for peace and an end to hostilities…

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.

This marks the third regional conflict where Turkey and Russia are at odds; Syria, Libya, and now Nagorno-Karabakh.

It would appear Russia and Turkey will need to get on the same page politically. And maybe not…

The verses above from Ezekiel 38 read as follows. Gog, a political leader of Magog (modern day Russia) is the leader of Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth Togarmah (essentially modern day Turkey and the area above in dispute).

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

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

It would appear somebody is going to coalesce power before the invasion of Israel takes place. This group of people will be under the leadership of Gog.

IF (and I caution with a BIG IF) this is a pivotal event that brings this about, it seems reasonable Russia is about to assert its authority whether it be military or political might.

Recent history teaches not to be dogmatic in certainty about prophecy being fulfilled. There have been and will be many twists and turns. Be watchful. Be alert. Scripture tells us how it ends but does not always tell us how we get there…

Israel Joins the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, September 2020

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September 22, 2020: Today, Israel has become a member of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF). The virtual conference was hosted in Cairo, Egypt. Current members include Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the Palestinian Authority. The goal of the group is to supply Europe with 10% of its natural gas needs.

Of note, France wants to be a member of the forum. The European Union and the United States are “observers”.

“…contribute to advancing regional stability and prosperity, creating an environment of trust, prosperity, stability and neighborly relations through regional energy cooperation…” -EMGF

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-joins-new-regional-forum-in-hope-of-selling-gas-to-europe

The EastMed Pipeline is estimated to cost $8 billion and will deliver up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Europe. The EastMed will be the deepest under sea pipeline. The line is estimated to be 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long.

https://paulthepoke.com/2019/03/19/israel-greece-and-cyprus-participate-in-gas-summit-march-2019/

Israel discovered natural gas off their coast in the Mediterranean in October 2015. There is enough gas for Israel to be energy independent and a significant exporter to western Europe. These gas fields are set to be ready for production in 2021.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/10/14/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-october-14-2015/

Ezekiel 38:12 …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.

Currently, Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas to Europe.

These are the intentions of Gog, the leader of Magog (Russia). The Russians, along with the Turks and Iranians are planning to invade. Their motivation is economic. They want to steal natural resources from Israel.

Turkey has not been included the East Mediterranean Gas Forum. Of course the Turks will join forces with the Russians. These are the countries who stand to lose out economically because of the EMGF.

Ezekiel 38:13 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?’

Historically, per Strong’s Concordance and NET Bible, Raamah settled in the southwest of the Arabian Peninsula. Sheba settled in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Dedan settled in the northern Arabian Peninsula. Dedan was an ancient capital of Saudi Arabia. It is modern day Al Ula in northwest Saudi Arabia. These areas make up what is modern day Saudi Arabia.

In light of recent Middle East peace developments and Biblical prophecy, don’t be surprised if Saudi Arabia has an agreement for normalized relations with Israel.

Today, Israel wishes Saudi Arabia congratulations on their 90th national year as a country. Israel expresses a future “with goodness and blessing in light of security, safety and prosperity, with our wishes for an atmosphere of peace, cooperation and good neighborliness.”

According to Ezekiel’s prophecy, it would appear modern day Saudi Arabia along with at least Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan will protest the potential Russian invasion. Prophecy seems to indicate there will be more countries in this coalition with Israel.

Russian Naval Build in the Eastern Mediterranean, September 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2020 by paulthepoke

Beirut, Lebanon; September 12, 2020: This is a breaking story out of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. As emotions are running high between Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, Russia is transferring significant naval forces to the region.

The following is from the Russian website Avia.pro. The feed was picked up by Al-Masdar News.

“experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy.”

one of the last to appear off the coast of Syria was the tanker of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy ‘Akademik Pashin’; boats, and, obviously, this is far from the final number of ships of the Russian Navy located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.” -Telegram channel, Hunter Notes

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/large-number-of-russian-warships-deployed-between-syria-and-cyprus-photo/

Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…”

What does secular history say about the Magogians? Who are they? In the 7th century BC, Hesiod the Greek poet identified the Scythians as people of modern day southern Russia. Hesiod’s writings pre dated the Ezekiel the prophet.

The Father of History, Herodotus, labeled the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, Scythians. This occurred in the 5th century AD.

About 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel says Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel.

On August 15, 2016, Russia acquired its first permanent air base in Syria, the Khmeimim Air Base near Latakia, Syria. The Russians have been building and expanding their military presence in the region since.

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