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When Does It End???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Culture, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2020 by paulthepoke

Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 3:20 Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

In the Hebrew, Eve means “life”.

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And so it begins…

Genesis 4:8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.

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Malachi 2:10 Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?

Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

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Acts 17:26a and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth…

When does it end???

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This Is War…Thoughts From An American Soldier

Posted in American soldier, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2018 by paulthepoke

Psalm 144:1-2 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

 

The following is from an American active duty soldier serving in the Middle East. His identity and location will be protected.

 

A lot of movies about war at times make my eyes roll. But if you like to see the closest it was on D-Day entering Iraq, I recommend this miniseries. They filmed it very well.

Generation Kill

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Yeah, a lot of Americans don’t know how unprepared we were for this war. When we first entered Iraq, we would drink one bottle of water a day and have one MRE meal a day and that blistering heat. That’s why they pushed so hard to take Baghdad’s Airport. Until we took the airport we had to live with what we could carry; water, food, ammo, etc. And it was very limited. Sometimes at night, we would trade with farmers to get chickens so we were able to eat.

Another thing that made it real tough in the beginning was the reporters. Examples, CNN would announce exactly where we were, how many of us there were, and what our plans were. The enemy…all they had to do was watch CNN. And they knew all our battle plans. Pissed me off. It may sound funny but I was so glad that later on in the war that me and my team were so far into dangerous areas that reporters could not be around us.

Anyways I don’t want to ramble on. I just want to say that this miniseries is very well filmed if you wanted to see how it was for the basic soldier entering Iraq on D-Day.

P.S. Well here’s a little funny part. The Iraqi natives believed that my Oakley sunglasses had X-ray vision. My body armor had air conditioning and special powers. And the U.S. government biologically, genetically engineered us. That’s why we are so big and can carry so much. I thought that was funny.

Anyways have a good night all and talk to you soon.

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Please pray for our military service personnel who protect us and our freedoms.

Trend Update: Pestilence, Cholera Spirals in Yemen/Quake off N Korea, July 2017

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2017 by paulthepoke

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

This one verse has it all in today’s news…

July 12, 2017: The country of Yemen is undergoing the worst cholera outbreak in world history. That is the assessment of the United Nations. Yemen is a war torn country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims continues to rage.

5,000 to 7,000 new cases per day are estimated per the International Committee of the Red Cross. Number of daily cases is up from 2,000 plus just two months ago in May 2017.

In May 2017, experts estimated at least 150,000 cases were expected over the next six months. As of July 2017, there are over 320,000 cases reported. Numbers were actually underestimated. 1,700 plus deaths have occurred in the last couple of months.

Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses.

As a result of war, infrastructure is breaking down to the point of collapse. Clean water is not available. Trash men are on strike.

The United Nations is cutting back on food and focusing on the epidemic. Food supplies have been cut off from the populous. Hunger and malnutrition are spreading throughout the country.

Over half of the hospitals have been damaged and destroyed. Medical supplies are limited and new supplies have been affected by war and supply chains. Up to six children are sharing a hospital bed. Trained medical staff is in short supply. Local medical professionals have gone without pay for 10 months. Vaccines for cholera have been suspended due to the condition of war.

The United Nations estimates 14.5 to 19 million people have been impacted.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/06/yemen-world-worst-cholera-outbreak-mapped-170627110239483.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40558828

 

There will be great earthquakes…

kim-jong-un-binocularsA deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of North Korea today. The quake was estimated to be 600 km into the earth. That energy is going to release somewhere closer to the surface. Don’t be surprised if 7.0 or greater is just around the corner…

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-northkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN19X2V7

 

 

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Trend Update: Pestilence, Cholera Outbreak in Yemen, May 2017

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Revelation, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 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.

Pestilence and plague are the direct result of war and famine in the seal judgments of Revelation. It is the natural order of events. War breakouts. Food and supply lines are disrupted. Inflation occurs due to the scarcity of food. Sanitation breaks down and water is polluted. Disease is the result of the process.

 

This cycle of events is noted throughout Scripture. This is the order events in the early part of Revelation in the seal judgments.

The second seal in Revelation 6:4 is war.

The third seal in Revelation 6:5-6 results in the increased cost of food due to availability. Supply lines become disrupted and people are busy fighting instead of growing food. It is a matter of supply and demand. The end result is starvation of masses.

The cycle comes full circle in Revelation 6:8 as stated above: war, famine, and disease.

The pestilence cycle is noted in the Old Testament prophets. Two examples are noted below.

Ezekiel 14:21 For thus says the Lord GOD, “How much more when I send My four severe judgments against Jerusalem: sword, famine, wild beasts and plague to cut off man and beast from it!

Jeremiah 24:10 ‘I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence upon them until they are destroyed from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.'”

The context of Revelation 6:8 is the seal judgments. This is the beginning of the 7 year tribulation. One quarter (25%) of the earth is affected. This is roughly 1.75 billion people. As of May 2017, we are not in the tribulation. There is no Antichrist on the global scene.

May 2017: The country of Yemen is an example of the disease cycle discussed above. Yemen is a country of 27 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Civil war has broken out between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

A cholera outbreak is gripping the war torn country of Yemen. This is the second wave of cholera in the past month. Cholera is the result of poor sanitation, untreated water and food, and dysentery. Cholera is a vicious cycle of disease that spreads easily and quickly among the masses. 2,000 plus cases a day are being reported. At least 150,000 cases are expected in the next six months.

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As a result of war, clean water is not available. Trash men are on strike. Food supplies have been cut off from the populous. Hunger and malnutrition are spreading throughout the country.

Hospitals have been damaged and destroyed in some cases. Medical supplies are limited and new supplies have been affected by war and supply chains. Up to six children are sharing a hospital bed. Trained medical staff is in short supply. Local medical professionals are going without pay.

The United Nations estimates 19 million people have been impacted.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/24/scientists-race-against-time-yemen-deadly-cholera-outbreak-spirals

The pattern of history is in place. This is one country, Yemen. The scale of Revelation 6 and the seal judgments is one quarter of the earth.

 

Millennial Kingdom: Prince of Peace

Posted in Isaiah, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2016 by paulthepoke

Micah 4:3 And He will judge between many peoples and render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they train for war. See also Isaiah 2:4.

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The statue above was given to the United Nations from the defunct Soviet Union. The statue is to symbolize the ideals of the verse above. The UN does not have the first clue about achieving peace. Violence and war have exploded across the planet on their watch.

Family and friends lost to death or permanently injured. Dreams never realized. Mourning, pain, and tears left as a consequence. Lives changed forever…

Look at the instruments of war in the three verses below: chariots, horses, bow, swords, boots, cloaks. These were the weapons of war in Biblical times.

Think of all the money that is spent on war and casualties today. Per Nationalpriorities.org, the United States spent roughly $600 billion on the military budget and $160 billion on veteran’s benefits in 2015. This includes military schools and war colleges. Funds are required to run the Department of Defense and the Pentagon. Dollars are spent on hardware (tanks, planes, missiles, ships, etc.), supplies (gas, food, water, etc.), and clothing.

Zechariah 9:10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem; and the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; and His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Hosea 2:18b …I will remove all weapons of war from the land, all swords and bows, so you can live unafraid in peace and safety.

Isaiah 9:5 For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, and cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.

In the Millennial Kingdom, peace will have no boundaries and will be extended throughout the world. Moneys and resources designated for war will be redeployed to economic growth, technology, and advancement. There will be no more military surplus stores.

There will be no need for border patrols and walls. Isaiah 60:18 Violence will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.

Security systems and guard dogs will be a thing of the past. Isaiah 32:17-18 And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, and in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places.

Isaiah 66:12a For thus says the LORD, “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream.”

Humanity has never known a time without bloodshed or war. It started immediately in Genesis 4 when Cain killed Abel. It has only escalated till now in 21st century culture: murder, stabbings, terrorism, missiles, invasions, wars, rumors of wars… You know the drill. We watch, read, and hear about it every day. For now (February 2016), we will keep fighting.

But, human hostility will come to an end. Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Trend Update: Famine/Ebola, October 2014

Posted in Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

This is the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse. As of October 2014, we are not into the Revelation seals. Currently, we are not the Tribulation. The antichrist has not been revealed. He is the first of the four horsemen. There is no international man on the scene who is a peace broker (Revelation 6:2). There is no Middle East peace treaty. There is no Jewish Temple.

Ebola is making major headlines all over the globe. Another outcome of Ebola is an emerging famine. Estimates have hundreds of thousands of people at risk for starvation and malnutrition.

Kanayo Nwanze, president of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, said up to 40 per cent of farms have been abandoned in the worst-affected areas of Sierra Leone. Food shortages in Senegal and other countries in West Africa have occurred because regional trade has been disrupted. People are losing their income as fields, markets and goods are inaccessible. Citizens are being pushed further into poverty. People are afraid to go to the market. People are afraid to go and farm their land. There is less local food in markets. Food is becoming more expensive. Cost of food has increased from 30-150% pending the area. In these areas of West Africa, food was already hard to come by. The Ebola crisis has eliminated years of progress after the area had been struck by civil wars.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-famine-approaches-toadd-to-west-africas-torment-9799944.html

Here is the order of events per Revelation 6 and the four horseman of the Apocalypse:

1) Antichrist revealed

2) War

3) Food prices inflate

4) More death by war, famine, disease, and animals

End result of the four horseman of the Apocalypse: a fourth, one quarter, 25% of the population will be affected. The math says approximately 1.8 billion (1,800,000,000) people will perish.

Daniel 12:4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

Isaiah 3:25-4:1 A Shortage of Men

Posted in Isaiah with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 3:25-4:1 Your men will fall by the sword and your mighty ones in battle. And her gates will lament and mourn, and deserted she will sit on the ground. For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!”

The last piece of the judgment is noted in the above verses. The loss of life will be devastating, especially to the men of the city. War will devastate the male population. The women and the city will sit in lonely isolation. An extreme sense of sadness and mourning are noted in the Hebrew grammar.

Look at the change of attitude with the women of Jerusalem. The women of Jerusalem previously focused on how they presented themselves. “We want more, more, more…”, material possessions (verses 18-24). They lusted for stuff more than they valued a legitimate relationship.

If you were a man and happened to survive, odds were definitely in your favor. There were seven women for every man. I am sure this lead to another set of issues and abuses. It would stand to reason some of the men may have taken advantage of the situation. I am sure there were reminders and leverages towards women. “Hey, you can always go somewhere else”. If this were today, women would likely be more tolerant of their man leaving the lid up on the toilet.

Women had gone from high maintenance with excessiveness to being more than willing to accommodate any man. In Jewish culture, the husband is to provide food, shelter, and clothing for his family. Women were willing to excuse the responsibilities of food and clothing being provided by the husband. Women are now willing to be responsible for their own clothing and food. A childless woman would be ridiculed by other women. An example of this is 1 Samuel 1:6-7, 10 with Hannah and Peninnah. These are the wives of Elkanah. Her rival (Peninnah), however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her (Hannah), because the LORD had closed her womb. It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she (Peninnah) would provoke her; so she (Hannah) wept and would not eat. She (Hannah), greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. Culturally, it was a curse for a woman to be without a husband and childless.

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