Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, A Kurd’s Perspective

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Revelation 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 

Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheadedbecause of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God…

…had been slain…This is an example where our translators have provided a sanitized translation. The original Greek is blunt and graphic. The word is σπηαζο/sphazo. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: to slay, slaughter, butcher; to put to death by violence; mortally wounded.

Sphazo is used nine times in the New Testament. Eight of these occur in the book of Revelation.

Three times in Revelation 5sphazo is used to describe Christ’s death. One example is noted below.

Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Sphazo also describes how Cain killed Abel. The text makes a point to mention the type of death twice.

1 John 3:12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slayhim? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

This word is used in Revelation 6:4. Sphazo is used to describe the type of violence of people towards each other at the outset of the seal judgments. This nature of bloodshed continues throughout Revelation until its conclusion.

…had been beheaded…The original Greek here is straightforward. The word is πελεκιζο/pelekizo. It means: to cut off with an axe, to behead. This is the only time the word is used in the New Testament.

July 16, 2017: The following is from Ari Murad. He describes himself as a PhD student and Political Activist: Ordinary man with an extraordinary dream, an independent Kurdistan and Balochistan. 

Ari Murad has tweeted the following statement: Like ISIS, Erdogan threatens to ‘chop off heads’ and parade their prisoners. Is this the type of ‘ally’ any nations wants or needs. Erdogan threatens to ‘chop off traitors’ heads’ and parade prisoners. It is important to note that there have been many images circulated by Turkish police showing Kurdish heads severed and paraded.

See the attached video for Erdogan’s spoken words.

Caution, warning: These tweets and comments are brutally honest about what is taking place in this part of the world. If you are squeemish, this is not for you. There are examples of the verses provided in the content of these tweets.

Erdogan states he will sign a bill “immediately” to reinstate the death penalty.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/erdogan-vows-cutoff-heads-traitors/

A special thanks to https://twitter.com/rapturewatchers for the heads up on the tweet and news story.

 

Currently in 2017, the spirit of these verses is alive and well. There are people who articulate their intent to do so. They are backing their words with action in other parts of the world. At some point in the future tribulation, this will become a common practice by those who are opposed to the word of Jesus Christ.

We are at a crossroad in history. Think about it.

 

 

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Paul Lehr is a Speech Pathologist and home health provider. The majority of his work focuses on swallowing disorders in neurologically impaired patients. He has been a business owner for the past 18 years. Paul earned his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Oklahoma State University. His MA was completed in Speech Pathology at Oklahoma State University.
When Paul’s son was born prematurely in 2003, there was lots of support from family and friends. Keeping up with phone calls was too much. So he provided e-mails with updates on health and well-being. In time, his son was healthy and came home. The e-mails stopped but Paul was encouraged to keep writing.
Three years later, Paul was asked to assist in writing a Sunday school curriculum. The lessons were well received by the local body and on the church website. Again, he was encouraged to keep writing.
Next, Paul taught a Sunday School class for junior high and high school students. He would share notes with others from the class he was teaching. In 2010, a young man at a local church encouraged Paul to start a blog. The website focuses on topical studies such as creation, God’s Appointed Holidays and Feasts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, end times prophecy, ancient Hebrew cultural customs, the Prophet Isaiah, and various topical studies.
Three years later, Paul’s 10 year old son told me, “Dad, you need to do updates on how the news is tied to the Bible.” The “Trend Update” was born. Since then, traffic on the website doubled in each of the next two years. Exposure continues to grow and increase from the previous year as of 2016.
In the spring of 2016, a friend and fellow Boy Scout father encouraged Paul to start a YouTube channel. His friend thought it was a natural fit considering the content and subscribers from the website. The videos and written posts have been well received. Between the blog and YouTube channel, God’s prophetic words have reached over 190 countries.
Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
Friends and family help and support the blog and YouTube channel with content ideas. There is too much happening in relation to Bible prophecy for one person to follow and command the events of our day.
That same Boy Scout father would later introduce Paul to the movies of Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell Project…
Guest speak and presenter duties have focused on the topics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in God’s Appointed Spring Feasts, Mystery Babylon, the antichrist, Ezekiel 38-39, and current events related to Bible prophecy.
At this time, Paul would like to encourage each individual to learn about who God is. Because one way or another, we are all eternal. The issue is our destiny.
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