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This Week in Prophecy: Russia & Ukraine, Iran & Turkey, Mauna Loa, Dutch Farmers, Digital Currencies, China

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by paulthepoke

On This Week in Prophecy… We have an operational update on the happenings in Ukraine. Russia is struggling to make gains. Ukraine continues to push the Russians out of their country. Russia has devastated utility services within Ukraine. Missile strikes have rendered the majority of the country without electricity. Basic provisions such as heat and water are being hit hard. Winter is beginning to set in…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11466255/Satellite-image-shows-Ukraine-total-darkness-latest-round-Russian-missile-strikes.html

Ezekiel 38:3-6 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.

Turkey and Iran have discovered something they both have in common. They both have declared war on “terrorists” as they see it, the Kurds.

Turkey wants to be an energy hub partnering with Moscow, and Iran is selling drones to Moscow. Economics ties Turkey and Iran to Moscow. In this respect, they have a common policy, but not necessarily a policy that is solely anti-Kurdish. The end result is that Kurds are victims and pay the price for the Ankara-Tehran partnership.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-723437

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Nahum 1:5 Mountains quake because of Him and the hills dissolve; indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, the world and all the inhabitants in it.

Psalm 97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.

Micah 1:4 And the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.

After a 38 year snooze, the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, has come to life in Hawaii. Fear not, the experts state there is nothing to worry about…

Area: 2,035 mi². Mauna Loa is 13,680 feet above sea level and more than 56,000 feet from its peak to its underwater base, according to USGS. Its volume is estimated to be some 18,000 cubic miles. -Google

Some locals have indicated they are watching a sacred, religious event. Altars have been constructed and sacrifices are being made near Mauna Loa.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11483547/Hawaii-volcano-eruption-alert-draws-onlookers.html

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Revelation 6:6 And I heard what sounded like a voice from among 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.”

The Dutch government is looking to purchase 3,000 farms and industrial polluters. Farmers are in the crosshairs for environmental violations. The crime, ammonia and nitrogen oxide emissions exceed EU law.

“For agricultural entrepreneurs, there will be a stopping scheme that will be as attractive as possible. For industrial peak polluters, we will get to work with a tailor-made approach and in tightening permits. After a year, we will see if this has achieved enough.” -Christianne van der Wal, Nitrogen Minister

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/30/peak-polluters-last-chance-close-dutch-government

So why is this a big deal? Netherlands is the second largest food exporter in the world behind the United States. Agriculture is over a 100 billion Euro business.

A friendly reminder, the composition of our atmosphere and the air we breathe is roughly 79% Nitrogen.

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Revelation 13:16-17 And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Momentum continues to build for a trackable one world currency. Add Brazil and India to the growing list of nations embracing digital currencies.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Brazil legalized cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.
  • India’s central bank is testing its digital currency in different cities.
  • Digital currencies could be potential drivers of financial stability in emerging economies.

https://www.investopedia.com/brazil-and-india-embrace-crypto-6834123

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Revelation 9:16 And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.

Keep in mind, China currently has an estimated 300,000,000 citizens quarantined and/or in COVID camps.

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This Week in Prophecy: Red Heifers, Putin & Abbas, Iran’s Evin Prison, Russia & Iranian Drones, Putin’s Martial Law, Russian War Crimes, Saudi’s & Biden

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2022 by paulthepoke

On This Week in Prophecy… The red heifers are out of quarantine in Israel. They are located at an undisclosed location in Galilee.

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=red+heifer

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited with Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas.

“President Abbas briefed Putin on the latest political developments regarding the Palestinian issue, as well as on the continued Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, land, and Muslim and Christian holy sites, including the continued settlement construction, demolitions, extrajudicial killings, and the army siege imposed on the cities, refugee camps, and towns, particularly on Shuafat refugee camp, Nablus, and Jerusalem,” -Palestinian Spokesman.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/abbas-meets-with-putin-rails-at-israeli-violations-against-the-palestinians/

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Iran’s Evin Prison mysteriously caught fire this past week. At least 8 were killed and scores were injured. Evin Prison is where political prisoners, foreign dissidents, and any one who disagrees with the government is held.

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Iranian drones and soldiers are now reported in Ukraine assisting the Russians. Previously, it was a one way street with arms deals from Russia to Iran. Just another sign of the strengthening of the relationship between Russia and Iran.

Russia has focused recent attacks on infrastructure in Ukraine. The latest estimates are a third to one half of electricity is off-line in Ukraine. Significant blackouts are occurring throughout Ukraine. Russia is utilizing missiles and purchased Iranian drones to achieve the objective. Putin’s goal is simple. He looks to freeze out the Ukrainians during winter.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11330085/Vladimir-Putins-blitz-plunges-Ukraine-darkness.html

Putin has also instituted Martial Law in the four annexed regions of Ukraine. Legislation was also passed for the Crimean Republic, Sevastopol, Krasnodar, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk, and Rostov Regions. Russian authorities now have additional powers to maintain security and rapid reaction to any emergencies.

https://www.rt.com/russia/564969-putin-martial-law-former-ukrainian-regions/

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Warning! Graphic Content!

Russia appears to be using rape as a military strategy.

“When women are held for days and raped, when you start to rape little boys and men, when you see a series of genital mutilations, when you hear women testify about Russian soldiers equipped with Viagra, it’s clearly a military strategy. And when the victims report what was said during the rapes, it is clearly a deliberate tactic to dehumanize the victims.”

There are… “confirmed crimes against humanity committed by the Russian forces, and according to gathered testimonies, the age of the victims of sexual violence ranges from four to 82 years old.” -UN Envoy Pramila Patten

Seven million plus Ukrainians have left the country since the beginning of the war.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221014-rape-used-in-ukraine-as-a-russian-military-strategy-un

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Saudi Arabia did not take kindly to President Joe Biden’s request to hold on production cuts.

“Anybody who challenges the existence of this kingdom, we are all projects of jihad and martyrdom,” Saud al-Shaalan

OPEC responded by cutting oil production by 2 million barrels per day.

“There´s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done with Russia,” President Biden.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11324441/Mohammed-bin-Salmans-cousin-Saud-al-Shaalan-warns-challenge-Saudi-Arabia.html

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TWIP: Israel & Lebanon Gas Deal?; Crimean Kerch Bridge Fallout; Kim Jung Un; Food Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 10:34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an axe, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One.

On This Week in Prophecy… It would appear Israel and Lebanon have reached a historic agreement in regards to maritime borders and the development of natural gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement has not been signed on the dotted line. Details are beginning to leak out into news outlets.

Israel appears to have its security concerns addressed and met. The Karish gas field will likely remain under Israeli control.

Lebanon will get the economic benefit of the Qana gas field. Total Energy of France will help develop the gas field. Allegedly…

The devil will be in the details…

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/11/israel-lebanon-agree-on-draft-deal-on-maritime-borders

Ezekiel 38:1… 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…

The Kerch Bridge connecting the Crimea Peninsula and the mainland of Russia was blown up over the weekend. Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved with the opening of the bridge a few years ago. The explosion of the bridge occurred on Putin’s birthday.

Russia has since responded with heavy missile attacks across Ukraine over the past two days. Utilities including electricity and water have been destroyed throughout Ukraine.

Things are escalating quickly…

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/kerch-strait-bridge-road-and-rail-traffic-resume-to-very-limited-degree

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Kim Jung Un in North Korea is personally overseeing military drills involving a tactical nuclear attack on South Korea. He continues to aggressively posture towards the United States.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-oversaw-tactical-nuclear-military-training

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Revelation 6:5-6 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 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!”

Grain container barges are backed up on the Mississippi River. Drought has resulted in lower water levels on the mighty river. The result is shipping costs are going through the roof.

https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/huge-barge-logjam-mississippi-eases-vessel-shipping-prices-hyperinflate

A Dutch seed and plant company is shutting its doors in April 2023 due to the rising cost of energy, wages, and red tape. This is yet another example of food supply chains being squeezed.

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Watchmen: Shanghai Cooperation Org; Mahsa Amini & Iran; Russia & Ukraine; Food & Water Security; Rosh Hashanah & Trumpets

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2022 by paulthepoke

Welcome to the Watchmen. We are just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world go by. On this episode of the Watchmen…

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization met about a week ago. This is the last time Chinese President Xi Xinping was seen in public.

There are currently 8 member states that make up the organization. Iran signed a Memorandum of Obligations to become a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan wants to become a member nation. Those two additions would make for 10 nations. Interesting number…

Daniel 2:40-43 And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things. And like iron that crushes, it shall break and crush all these. And as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom, but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.

https://news.yahoo.com/turkeys-erdogan-targets-joining-shanghai-144218896.html

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

The death of Mahsa Amini in Iran has set off a nationwide protest against the Shiite controlled government. She died because she refused to wear a hijab. People have take to the streets. The Iranian government has closed off the internet for at least 6 days.

https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/09/21/will-irans-clerics-survive-the-latest-wave-of-unrest/

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Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has thrown his hat into being a peace broker. He negotiated a deal between the Russians and Ukrainians for a prisoner exchange. In addition, 5 British nationals were released as well.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11241307/Saudis-aim-broker-peace-deal-Russia-Ukraine-securing-British-hostage-releases.html

The situation in Russia and Ukraine grows more intense every day. People are protesting the war across Russia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11248035/zelensky-ukraine-russia-putin.html

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Lebanon continues to spiral out of control economically. People are breaking into banks to get their own money. Hyperinflation continues to rise as the Lebanese Lira is devalued.

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The food supply continues to be under assault across the planet. The largest wholesale fresh produce market in the world has caught fire in Paris. Hunger hotspots are emerging around the world. An updated list of food processing plants has been provided below.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/global-food-crisis-worsens-hunger-hotspots-identified

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A second oil refinery plant has caught fire in the upper Midwest. This time in Toledo, Ohio.

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Lastly, Rosh Hashanah or Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah is a upon us. What does this mean to us? The search is on for the sliver of the new moon outside of Jerusalem.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/to-overturn-the-evil-decree/

http://whenisthenewmoon.com/

Rest“… The word is “shamat” in the Hebrew. It is defined by Strong’s Concordance as: to release, let drop or loose or rest or fall.

The Jewish people also refer to this as “shemitah”. It literally means to release.

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.

“remission of debts…” In the original Hebrew text “of debts” is not present. “of debts” was added by the translators. Shemitah is the Hebrew word for remission. Shemitah as defined by Strong’s Concordance means: cancellation of debts, letting drop of exactions, (temporary) remitting, release (from debt).

Shemitah comes from the root word shamat.

For multiple posts regarding teachings on the Shemitah, click on the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/?s=shemitah

Debt will be released on either Monday, September 26th or Tuesday, September 27th pending the sighting of the new moon. Historically, challenging economic circumstances arise.

The Watchmen: Gaza, China & Taiwan, Russia & Friends

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world… Click on the video link at the bottom of the post for content and analysis by Czekmate and Paul.

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.

In this edition of The Watchmen… Operation Breaking Dawn was launched on August 5th against Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad is an Iranian proxy. The leader of Islamic Jihad had visited Tehran within the week.

As of this post, over 600 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has reported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leadership group has been martyred.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/idf-palestinian-islamic-jihad-assassinations

As sirens blared in Jerusalem, Jewish men are going to the Temple Mount on the 9th of Av or Tisha B’Av.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-many-activists-ascending-temple-mount-for-tisha-bav-an-act-of-defiance/

As of the posting of this report, Israel has agreed to an Egyptian brokered cease fire.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11084967/Senior-militant-4-killed-Israeli-strikes-Gaza.html

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Revelation 9:15-16 So the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.

In response to Speaker of the House Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has surrounded the island with a military exercise that was initiated on August 5, 2022.

photo: Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-11080927/SAMUEL-CRANNY-EVANS-China-STARVE-Taiwan-submission-carry-amphibious-assault.html

China has sanctioned Nancy Pelosi and instituted a variety of “counter measures” towards the United States.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3188039/chinese-military-winds-down-taiwan-exercises-tensions-remain

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Ezekiel 38:1-6 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.

Russia is bombing a Ukrainian nuclear planet with a barrage of missiles.

“I’m extremely concerned by the shelling yesterday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/07/uns-nuclear-watchdog-warns-on-ukraine-plant-as-russia-shells-dozens-of-towns.html

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. The result is five Turkish banks agreed to Russia’s Mir payments system. Russia and Turkey agreed to payment in rubles for natural gas. In return, Turkey will get billions of dollars for the construction of a nuclear power plant on the Mediterranean.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-06/turkish-banks-are-adopting-russian-payments-system-erdogan-says

Is a nuclear deal with Iran close to being signed with the west???

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/08/07/Negotiators-optimistic-about-progress-on-Iran-nuclear-deal

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Italy’s government is falling apart…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/draghis-political-downfall-how-power-imploded-in-italy-and-what-happens-next/ar-AA10cR6f

Global inflation watch…

For all of this and more on this edition of the Watchmen, click on the YouTube link below.

This Week in Prophecy: Earthquake in Philippines, Monkeypox, Nitrogen & Food Security, B(razil)R(ussia)I(ndia)C(hina)S(Africa)

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Ezekiel 38-39, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by paulthepoke

TWIP, July 27, 2022:

Luke 21:10-11 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the northern most island of the Philippines.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map

The World Health Organization has declare the Monkeypox Virus a global health emergency.

Revelation 16:2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/23/who-declares-spreading-monkeypox-outbreak-a-global-health-emergency.html

Revelation 6:6 And I heard 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 the wine.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared environmental war on nitrogen fertilizers.

https://thecountersignal.com/trudeau-moves-forward-with-fertilizer-reduction-climate-policy/

Russia and Ukraine have signed a piece of paper to allow for grain exports from the Ukraine. The next day, Russia bombed a sea port in Odessa, Ukraine.

https://www.rt.com/russia/559443-ukraine-grain-deal-sealed/

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/07/ukraine-russia-agree-sign-deal-istanbul-end-grain-crisis#ixzz7Zlm6Qyis

Russia is expanding its sphere of influence across the continent of Africa.

https://ilanberman.com/26326/russia-african-inroads-bear-watching

The BRICS countries lead by Russia and China are looking to establish a global reserve currency to compete and ultimately overtake the US Dollar.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/russia-and-china-officially-announce-new-global-reserve-currency

China is surrounding banks with tanks. People’s personal savings have been converted to “investment vehicles” which cannot be withdrawn. Can you imagine the uproar???

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

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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

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The Watchmen: Israeli Gov’t Vacuum, Hezbollah Drones, Putin’s Watching, Biden to Middle East, Saudi Oil & China’s Yuan, Finland & Sweden to NATO?, Food Under Attack, Sri Lanka Revolt

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Saudi Arabia/Sheba/Dedan, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world… Click on the video link at the bottom of the post for content and analysis by Czekmate and Paul.

In this edition of The Watchmen… Israel has a new Prime Minister and he is Yair Lapid. The former government and leadership under Naftali Bennett has collapsed. As of now, elections to form a new government in Israel are set for November 1, 2022. Speculation is running rampant on coalition formations. Politics do make for strange bed fellows. One situation has a conservative rabbi and an Arab looking to help form a government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Expect more twists and turns.

Currently, Israel is suffering from a lack of leadership. Are we watching a trend that will result in the appointment of a really evil leader?

1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.

Hezbollah launched an attack from Lebanon to the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) stepped in and destroyed three drones intended for the drilling rig. The international boundary remains a point of contention for Lebanon and segments of the international community.

Russia is watching and will ultimately intervene according the Prophet Ezekiel 38-39. President Vladimir Putin has stated he wants to control the flow of oil and gas from east to west into Europe. Only Israel stands in the way from a Russian monopoly on energy in the region. Russia smells weakness with a leadership vacuum in Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-711021

https://www.memri.org/reports/hizbullah-and-israeli-lebanese-gas-field-dispute

President Biden is making a trip to the Middle East this week. He looks to stop in Israel, Palestine (as he sees it), and Saudi Arabia. Biden will visit with Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis feel betrayed by the Biden Administration. The Saudis have openly discussed the notion of oil payments in the Chinese Yuan. The ripple effects could be staggering. These are economic high stakes.

What will Biden’s policy be toward the land of Israel and its capital Jerusalem? Will he look to divide the land and capital? Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/07/10/Biden-says-always-aimed-to-reorient-not-rupture-Saudi-relations-ahead-of-visit

In a little over a week, Turkish President Recep Erdogan faced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. First, Erdogan had an abysmal meeting with the Saudi’s Mohammed bin Salman, then Turkey agreed to accept Finland and Sweden into NATO. Erdogan reached an agreement. His vote of acceptance was bought at the price of American F16’s and labeling the Kurds terrorists.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/29/nato-deal-between-turkey-sweden-and-finland-brings-wins-for-erdogan.html

Food is under attack!

Russia continues with its invasion of Ukraine. Wheat fields are being set on fire. Mines are being placed in fields resulting in the destruction of farm equipment. Mines are being set in destroyed sea ports. Grain exportation to other parts of the region and world are severely hampered.

What started out as a farmer protest in the Netherlands is spreading. The Dutch are major food exporters across Europe from the north. Farmers across Europe are beginning to show their muscle. The rallying cry is a simple one. “No farmers, no food.”

Farmers are protesting “green energy” policies which are restricting. Government authorities state “targets introduced last month (are) to reduce harmful nitrogen compounds by 2030, (which) are necessary in emissions of nitrogen oxides from farm animal manure and from the use of ammonia in fertilizer.”

Government Authorities have responded by opening fire on farmers with guns. Tear gas has been released. Dogs have been unleashed. Fines have been levied.

Farmer protests have spread to Poland, Germany, and Italy.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/06/dutch-government-launches-canadian-style-crackdown-on-farmer-protests/

Food security complications continue to grow across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

What we are witnessing in Sri Lanka is the end result…

Revelation 6:5-6 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. 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!”

A hallmark of the beginning of the tribulation is hyperinflation as noted in Revelation 6 which leads to global famine. Revelation 6 talks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage just to eat. Inflation is in the headlines. Food security continues to be a growing issue. We are trending and living in times as described by John the Revelator. We should pay attention.

The Watchmen: Rolling Stone & End Times, Tigris River Drying, Saudi & Israeli Economic Ties, Food Supplies Tighten, More Inflation, Iran, China & Taiwan, Cultural Changes & Hate Speech

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by paulthepoke

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

First and foremost, my apologies for audio quality, sorry.

In this episode of The Watchmen, The Rolling Stone fulfills Peter’s prophetic words. The Rolling Stone offers their take on Evangelical Christians and current affairs as related to the second coming of Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

The Tigris River and the Mosul Dam are back in the news. Water resources are dwindling in Iraq. Farmers are feeling the affects of drought in the region. Turkey has a system of dams impacting the Tigris River valley. Nahum says ancient Nineveh and the river valley eventually get flushed and flooded.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overwhelming flood He will make an end of Nineveh and pursue His enemies into darkness.

Nahum 2:6-8 The river gates are thrown open and the palace collapses. It is decreed that the city be exiled and carried away; her maidservants moan like doves, and beat upon their breasts. Nineveh has been like a pool of water throughout her days, but now it is draining away. “Stop! Stop!” they cry, but no one turns back.

Saudi Arabia and Israel are talking economic agreement regarding a variety of topics The futuristic city of Neom is a consideration. This is a $500 billion investment!!!

Russia is allegedly targeting Ukraine grain stock piles. Food resources continue to be targeted across the United States. Turkey is experiencing run away inflation of up to 75%. Supply chains continue to be disrupted. The cost of food is going up around the planet. Revelation 6 talks of food hyperinflation and a day’s wage to feed a family.

Things are not exactly rosy inside of Iran. Citizens continue to protest against the government.

China is encroaching on Taiwan. Are we getting closer to another geo political event?

Traditional marriage and hate speech… Western society and culture continue to move further away from Judeo Christian values. Does God really have standards for “traditional” marriage? What does God say about same sex marriage and relationships? See Romans 1. Talk with God about it, He is the messenger.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/end-times-christians-russia-ukraine-invasion-jesus-return-1317243/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10870737/Ruins-3-400-year-old-submerged-city-Iraq-reappear-river-surface-dam-dries-up.html

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-saudi-arabia-and-israel-preparing-major-diplomatic-meeting-1001413466

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/turkey-inflation-hits-highest-rate-since-1998-at-735.959372

https://justthenews.com/world/middle-east/iranian-dissident-weve-lost-all-hope-biden-will-overthrow-regime-or-without-us

https://andmagazine.substack.com/p/is-china-about-to-make-its-move-on?s=r

https://www.yahoo.com/now/hateful-anti-lgbtq-graduation-speech-123809018.html

The Watchmen: Biden & Temple Mount, New President for UAE, Food Security Expansion, Russia & Ukraine, Finland Applies to NATO, Energy & Rubles, China Active in Pacific

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2022 by paulthepoke

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

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.

In this episode of The Watchmen, President Biden reaches out to Jordanian King Abdullah and discussed Temple Mount Security. A reminder, never a good idea to divide God’s land or capital.

The United Arab Emirates has a new president. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was elected president by a federal supreme council. He replaces his half brother, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.

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!”

Food security continues to play an increasing role in our world. India will no longer export wheat. India is the world’s second largest producer. Three (Russia, Ukraine, India) of the top 10 wheat producers in the world will no longer export wheat. This accounts for 40-50% of the planet’s grain trade. This is a very big deal!!!

Iranian citizens have taken to the streets to protest the exploding price of basic staples. Grains and cooking oils have gone up 300% over the last week. In response, the government cut off the internet briefly.

Diesel supply shortages are starting to be a concern on the east coast of the United States. All of these things point to higher food and fuel costs.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky has been invited to the Davos Economic Forum scheduled for later this week. Zelensky appears to have the support of the world’s economic elite. More weapons please…

Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made the following admission this past week on the floor of the House of Representatives. “It is unfortunate that in a time of war, we spend all the time blaming our own president.” So we are fighting a proxy war with the Russians.

Finland announces its intent to join NATO. Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan is not so sure about this move and a states Finland and Sweden are hot beds of terrorism. Russia promptly cuts off electricity to Finland.

It would appear Europe is starting to understand Putin a little more clearly. European companies, not sovereign countries, are opening accounts with Gazprom Bank to pay for natural gas in rubles. Mind you, this does not violate any European sanctions against Russia. No conflict of interest, move along.

Revelation 9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.

The People’s Republic of China is on the move in the Pacific. A Chinese aircraft carrier was spotted off the coast of Taiwan and Japan. A reconnaissance vessel was also spotted off the west coast of Australia. Plus, the Chinese are making end roads in the Solomon Islands. Australia responds with strong language to the Chinese.

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/13/readout-of-president-bidens-meeting-with-his-majesty-king-abdullah-ii-of-jordan/

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/14/uae-strongman-sheikh-mohammed-bin-zayed-named-new-president.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/14/india-blocks-all-wheat-exports-with-immediate-effect.html

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/wheat-production-by-country

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-protests-break-out-skyrocketing-food-prices

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/top-truck-stop-love-s-is-monitoring-diesel-supplies-amid-shortage-fears-271652313169

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/05/13/zelensky-world-economic-forum-davos/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/white-house-responds-house-majority-leader-steny-hoyers-admission-us-proxy-war-nuclear-armed-russia-video/

https://www.presidentti.fi/en/press-release/joint-statement-by-the-president-of-the-republic-and-prime-minister-of-finland-on-finlands-nato-membership/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/turkey-breaks-with-rest-of-nato-to-oppose-membership-for-finland-sweden/

https://www.rferl.org/a/31848687.html

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2022/05/12/Ten-more-European-gas-buyers-open-ruble-accounts-for-payments

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/chinese-carrier-group-found-off-taiwan-in-satellite-imagery

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/chinese-spy-ship-makes-first-appearance-near-australian-submarine-communications-base

https://news.usni.org/category/fleet-tracker

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