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Free Money!!! March 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

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!”

Jesus has opened the scroll and initiated judgment with a series of seals, trumpets, and bowls. With the opening of the third seal, John speaks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage for food. About 2,000 years ago, a denarius was a day’s wage for labor. We are living in and witnessing historical times and events. However, we are not witnessing the third seal of Revelation.

photo: Business Insider

In an unprecedented move, the United States Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to ZERO! A new round of quantitative easing will be initiated worth $700 billion in treasuries and mortgage backed securities.

Emergency lending for banks has been reduced to .25%. Repayment has been extended to 90 days.

Requirement ratios for banks has been reduced to ZERO.

Here is the statement from the Federal Reserve.

“The coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States.”

“…is prepared to use its full range of tools to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 169,000+ infected globally
  • 6,500+ deaths
  • Spain is on lock down.
  • France is on lock down.
  • Germany is reported to close its borders on Monday.
  • Nike and Apple have essentially closed all stores globally.
  • United States has 3,600+ cases
  • States are closing public schools.
  • Hoboken, NJ has issued a 10:00 p.m. curfew.
  • Universities are moving to on line instruction and closing campi.
  • College and professional sporting competition has been suspended.

Many critics state there is much hyperbole and over reaction with the media reporting and government response to the coronavirus COVID 19. I would encourage those critics to look at Italy. Cases are now over 24,000 and the death toll is increasing. Physicians are now making decisions on who gets care and who does not. Hospitals and health care providers cannot meet demands. The number of cases has doubled in the last four days.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/who-gets-hospital-bed/607807

https://www.propublica.org/article/this-coronavirus-is-unlike-anything-in-our-lifetime-and-we-have-to-stop-comparing-it-to-the-flu

We do not want videos of overwhelmed hospitals and health care workers making decisions in the parking lot on who gets care and who does not.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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Revelation 6:7-8 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

One quarter of the earth will be affected by death with the fourth seal! 1/4 of 7.8 billion is 1.95 billion!

Please understand. What we are watching and living is a human tragedy. I do not want to minimize this. But, this is nothing of the scope and scale of what is to come. We are not in the Revelation seals. There is time now.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Corona Virus/COVID 19 Update, March 8, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2020 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 13:46 He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp. 

March 8, 2020: This is what the world is doing on a global scale. People infected with COVID 19, the corona virus, or Wuhan virus, take your pick, are being quarantined and isolated.

Italy COVID

Italy made a major move to stop the progression of the disease. The northern part of the country has been blocked off from the rest of the country. 17 million people have been effectively quarantined. The Italian government states people must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”

The decree is in effect until April 3, 2020. To date, 85% of the cases are reported in northern Italy.

Even the Vatican has its first case.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-plans-large-scale-lockdown-in-countrys-north-to-fight-coronavirus-11583613874

The largest number of cases outside of China are located in Italy, Iran, and South Korea. Roughly 21,000 people are infected in these three countries.

Cities and municipalities in the United States appear to be ill prepared and behind the curve to manage the corona virus. The ability to assess and diagnose patients infected is poor. Diagnostic kits are limited. To date, about 1,600 people have been tested.

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, 2.1 million testing kits will be distributed to commercial labs which equates to 850,000 people being assessed. This is per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC mandates two swabs per patient.

Dr Anthony Fauci is the head of the infectious diseases unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He states there will be 4 million test kits available by the end of the week.

Click on the link below for Dr. Fauci’s comments on the Meet the Press Sunday morning.

 

Current statistics from the United States:

  • 516 infected
  • 21 deaths
  • 33 states and DC reporting cases

Look for numbers to spike in the United States moving forward. Testing kits are beginning to be manufactured and distributed.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/486452-cdc-has-tested-1583-people-for-coronavirus

Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

Bethlehem: 19 people have tested positive in the birth place of Jesus. Infected patients have been transferred to Jericho. Israel Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has closed down the city until further notice. Only the transport of goods will be allowed in and out of Bethlehem. The closure was coordinated with the Palestinian Authority.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-bethlehem-becomes-a-ghost-town-after-coronavirus-closure-1.8635434

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Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 110,000+ infected world wide
  • 3,800+ deaths reported
  • 108 countries impacted
  • Fatality rate is being adjust upwards to at least 3% infected

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html

Operation Martyr Soleimani, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on January 7, 2020 by paulthepoke

Breaking Story…

January 7, 2020: In response to the death of General Soleimani, Iran has launched a series of missiles from Iran towards American military bases in Iraq. American soldiers and resources have been targeted. Multiple waves of missiles are reported to be fired.

The locations of attack were al-Assad in central Iraq on the Euphrates River and the oil rich ares of northeast Iraq near Erbil. It should be noted that Turkish troops are in the area of northern Iraq as well.

Liveuamap: Iraq

The Pentagon has confirmed the reports. President Trump is acutely aware of the developing situation. Trump has not tweeted regarding the attack at the time of this post.

Damage reports and casualty information are not present at this time.

Iran has released a statement. If the United States retaliates, Iran will target Haifa, Israel and Dubai among other targets. See the tweet below from Richard Engel of NBC News.

Below is alleged video from the Iranian attack via Lebanon…

Oil has spiked to $65 a barrel on the news.

Update with recent President Trump tweet on damage assessment.

Top Iranian General Soleimani Killed at Baghdad Airport, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2020 by paulthepoke

Breaking Story…

General Qassim Soleimani

January 2, 2020: General Qassim Soleimani has been killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad Airport. He was one of the most powerful military persons in Iran. General Soleimani was the leader of the Qud’s Force. Iran has confirmed the Soleimani has been “martyred”.

In addition, other deaths were reported in the strike. These include the Deputy Chief of Hezbollah and two of Iran’s militia leaders.

Liveuamap of Baghdad

The statement below is a release from the Pentagon.

This is the latest in a series of escalations between Iran and the United States.

January 1, 2020: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei told U.S. President Trump, “You can’t do a damn thing.”

Khamenei’s quote was in response to President Trump’s tweets noted below.

December 31, 2019: Iranian backed Shia stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Marines were dispatched to the Embassy and other military support is on the way. Numbers are estimated to upwards of 4,000 additional military personnel.

US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

December 29, 2019: The United States responds by bombing Iranian targets which results in the death of 25 Iranian militia.

December 27, 2019: An American contractor was killed by an Iranian rocket attack.

The prophets in Jeremiah 49 and Ezekiel 38-39 state Iran is a major player in the end times scenario…

Jeremiah 49:34-39 That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might. ‘I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. ‘So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD, ‘And I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them. ‘Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,’ declares the LORD. ‘But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,’” declares the LORD.

Iran Shoots Down American Drone, June 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on June 20, 2019 by paulthepoke

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

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries will be Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

A United States drone has been intercepted by Iran. The United States says the drone was in international air space of the Straits of Hormuz. Iran says the drone was over the land of Iran.

Getty Images

Another oil tanker was targeted in the region. Satellite evidence seems to show Iran is involved.

See the link below from The Sun for a detailed account of recent history.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9334596/iran-shoots-down-us-spy-drone-tensions-gulf/

Activity Heating Up in the Persian Gulf, May 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , on May 14, 2019 by paulthepoke

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

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). One of those countries will be Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

Rouhani & Putin

Iran is getting more cozy with Russia when it comes to military ties. With activity increasing in the Persian Gulf, Russia and Iran are planning military exercises. Russia is the primary source of military hardware for Iran. A United Nations (UN) arms embargo is set to expire in 2020. This expiration is likely to result in more military equipment transferring from Russia to Iran. The Iranians have requested SU-30 and SU-35 fighter jets, Yakovlev Yak-130 light fighters, MI-8 and MI-17 helicopters, T-90 tanks, and the Bastion mobile coastal defense missile system.

In mid April 2019, the United States, France, and Britain held Artemis Trident 19 exercise in the Persian Gulf. President Trump recently declared Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

At the center of the discussion is oil. Iran has threatened to close off the Straits of Hormuz. The United States has imposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports. On Sunday, 5/12/19, two oil shipments destined for the United States were noted with “significant damage” near the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/05/iran-russia-military-cooperation-arms-deals-embargo-jcpoa.html

USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group, Wikimedia

On 5/5/19, the White House announced the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force were being sent to the Middle East due to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.”

Twitter

President Trump is reportedly considering 120,000 troops to the Middle East. At least 6+ unnamed Defense Department Officials indicated this plan was presented to President Trump late Monday, 5/13/19.

“I’m hearing little stories about Iran. If they do anything, it would be a very bad mistake. If they do anything, they will suffer greatly.” -President Trump

https://www.timesofisrael.com/white-house-said-to-review-plan-to-send-up-to-120000-troops-to-middle-east/

Iran is threatening to launch an attack at Israel if provoked by the United States…

Trump Announces Troop Removal From Syria, December 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2018 by paulthepoke

December 2018: President Trump has announced that US troops will be withdrawing from Syria immediately.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. ” President Trump, Twitter

Click on the link below to listen President Trump’s victory speech over ISIS.

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan approved of the move. Keep in mind, Erdogan is currently massing troops and equipment on the Turkey/Syria border east of the Euphrates River and warning of a pending invasion. His goal is to rid the region of terrorism. Specifically, the threat is land possessed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units or also known as the YPG.

Before Trump made his statement release, an arms deal with Turkey was announced. Per the State Department, $3.5 billion worth of Patriot missile systems were sold to Turkey.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin joined in the praise of Trump’s decision. He responded by promising to increase a permanent Russian military presence in Syria.  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6514167/THEY-want-Trump-claims-troops-killed-battling-ISIS-Syria-support-sudden-pullout-plan.html

Click on this video for regional geography and analysis

Recent history shows when one force leaves the Middle East another will take its place. Somebody will fill the vacuum created by the United States leaving Syria. More Russian and Turkish forces will be entering into Syria. The troop build up continues. Israel’s northern border is at risk.

The prophetic fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 draws closer.

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 more evidence pointing to modern day Turkey and Russia, see the links below.

History and destiny await…

Ezekiel 38:21-22 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Lord GOD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur.

Turkey Looks to Move Into Syria on the Euphrates, December 2018

Posted in Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 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.

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

For more evidence pointing to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

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

Reuters

December 12, 2018: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan announced he is looking to advance military troops into Syria. His stated goal is to remove a terrorist threat. The threat is land possessed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units or also known as the YPG. 

The YPG has been working with the United States as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces or the SDF. These three groups have been focused on ISIS.

“We will start an operation to free the east of the Euphrates from the separatist terrorist organisation in the next few days,” stated Erdogan.

Click on the video link below for additional geography and analysis.

Click on the video link above for additional geography and analysis

The United States and YPG are located east and west of the Euphrates River. US military forces are located in the city of Manbij, Syria. 

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-launch-new-military-operation-syria-against-kurdish-militia-erdogan-said-1870596904

Erdogan appears to mean business. Sources indicate Turkey is moving equipment on the Syrian border town of Akcakale. Border walls on the Turkey/Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn are being taken down by the Turks. 

The United States is reported to have forces near Ras al-Ayn and Manbij in Syria. 

Recent history shows Recep Erdogan is a man of his word. Look for things to heat up on the Euphrates River in northern Syria.


U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem, May 2018

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2018 by paulthepoke

Zechariah 12:3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.

May 14, 2018: The eyes of the world have turned to Jerusalem, Israel. The day is Israel’s 70th Anniversary and rebirth as a nation. Everyone has an opinion on the events of the day in the eternal city.

JaredEmbassyPMIsrael

History was made as the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Forty (40) ambassadors from around the world witnessed the event. The ceremony featured several speakers including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prepared and recorded comments from United States President Donald Trump, and comments from Trump presidential aid and son in law Jared Kushner.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka initiated the ceremony with brief comments.

President Donald Trump video taped his message for the ceremony. President Trump’s comments are courtesy of Fox News. See video link below.

 

President Trump’s senior adviser made comments with a focus on the peace process and peace in the Middle East. Kushner’s Comments are courtesy of Global News.

 

AudienceEmbassyPMIsrael “Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for the past 3,000 years, has been the capital of our state for the past 70 years, and will remain our capital for all time.”

“Thank you President Trump for your bold decision! Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever!” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 

 

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/WATCH-LIVE-America-completes-historic-embassy-move-to-Jerusalem-556364

 

Amos 9:15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

 

Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal… Military Activity Near Damascus/Golan Heights, May 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2018 by paulthepoke

May 8, 2018: President Donald Trump has moved on his decision regarding the Iranian Nuclear Deal. The announcement was originally scheduled for May 12, 2018.

Today, President Trump has pulled out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

“The deal should have never ever been made,” United States President Donald Trump.

Rumors began breaking early on Tuesday morning that President Trump was going to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Program. French President Emmanuel Macron was allegedly alerted the United States was going to leave the plan.

 

Nuclear sanctions will be re-instated towards Iran. Additional economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran as well.

“Powerful sanctions will now go into full effect,” United States President Donald Trump.

 

President Donald Trump has fulfilled another campaign promise to the American people.

See the video link below for President Trump’s remarks. Video: Fox News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed support of the Trump announcement.

“Israel fully supports President Trump’s bold decision,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

See the video link below for Netanyahu’s comments.

https://globalnews.ca/video/4195151/israel-fully-supports-president-trumps-bold-decision-netanyahu-on-u-s-withdrawal-from-iran-nuclear-deal

 

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

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Persia will be a significant player. Persia remained Persia until the name change in the 20th century. Biblical Persia and Elam make up modern day Iran. Modern day Iran will join Russia, Turkey, and others in their invasion of Israel from the north per Ezekiel.

The Hebrew name for Persia is Parac. Per Strong’s Concordance, it is defined as the following: pure or splendid.

Persia proper was bordered on the west by Susiana or Elam, on the north by Media, on the south by the Persian Gulf and on the east by Carmania.

 

President Rouhani of Iran has rebutted President Trump’s comments. Iran states it will negotiate with the remaining countries. Rouhani indicated the United States does not keep its commitments.

See the link below for details of Rouhani’s comments.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVrlYBEVKB

Look for Iran to draw closer politically to Russia and Turkey. Look for Russian/Iranian economic and military ties to strengthen. The 2,600-year-old words of the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 38-39 are looming and prophetic fulfillment inches closer.

 

Prior to Trump’s speech, the following news broke out of the US Embassy in Israel.

In addition, Israeli military activity is reported in Damascus suburbs. Israeli citizens in the Golan Heights have been ordered to prepare to go to their bomb shelters.

https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2018/8-may-israeli-army-expands-order-to-open-bomb-shelters-for

 

Wake up! History is coming, which means Jesus is coming. And this next time He will be returning as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8-9 …but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.

Search your heart, there is still time to turn towards the Lamb of God.

 

 

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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