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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.

“Change Government” In, Netanyahu Out???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

At literally the last hour, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid informed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin he has formed an 8 party coalition to establish a government. The coalition has 61 seats in the 120 member Knesset for a majority.

The parties include: Yesh Atid, Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, Yamina, New Hope, Labor, Meretz, and Ra’am.

Yair Lapid and Yamina chief Naftali Bennett will alternate as Prime Minister. Bennett will be the first prime minister until September 2023. Then Lapid would serve as the prime minister until November 2025 under the agreement.

All of this was made possible by Ra’am Islamist leader Mansour Abbas. This would be the first time a majority Arab party would be a part of a leading coalition in Israeli government.

Per the Times of Israel, Ra’am was promised NIS 53 billion ($16.3 billion) for Arab society development. In addition, another NIS 2.5 million ($770,000) to fight violence and organized crime in Arab society. Plus, another NIS 20 million ($6 million) will be invested over the next 10 years to fix crumbling infrastructure in Arab cities and towns. Also, three Bedouin unrecognized villages, Abda, Khashm al-Zena, and Rakhma, are set to be legalized in a government decision.

This is the leadership agreement.

  1. Yair Lapid, Foreign Minister for the first two years of the government
  2. Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Defense Minister
  3. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, Treasury
  4. New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar, Justice Minister
  5. Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked, Interior Minister
  6. Labor’s Merav Michaeli, Transportation Portfolio
  7. Labor’s Omer Barlev, Public Security Minister
  8. Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz, Health Minister
  9. Meretz Tamar Zandberg, Environmental Protection Minister
  10. Meretz Arab Issawi Frej, Regional Cooperation Minister

All of this has to be ratified by a vote in the Knesset in about 12 days. This would set up a vote on approximately June 14th, 2021.

The coalition stated, “We will do everything to unite Israeli society.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-informs-president-he-can-form-government-removing-netanyahu-from-power

https://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-israeli-raam-party-makes-history-by-joining-bennett-lapid-coalition

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/document-signed-by-8-parties-in-intended-new-government/

12 days is an eternity to get this signed. You know Benjamin Netanyahu is not going down without a fight.

By the way, earlier in the day, Isaac Herzog was voted in to become Israel’s 11th president.

Clear as mud…

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