by Tim Buck | Oct 26, 2021 | Church, Rapture
Explore the Bible’s unique promises for the church in heaven that outline what’s in store for every believer AFTER THE RAPTURE!
Chart highlights major events for the church while in heaven during the 7-year Tribulation on earth. While earth is preparing for war, Heaven is preparing a wedding!
7 Years In Heaven
What Will The Church Do?
Despite today’s hardships, the Bible promises a glorious new era is rapidly approaching. God’s future plans for the church are out of this world!
The future is so wonderful for the church that the Apostle Paul says the heavenly and spiritual realm we are about to experience is hard to comprehend.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Cor. 2:9
After the Rapture, the church will spend 7 years with our groom Jesus in heaven before returning to earth to rule and reign with King-Jesus for 1000 years! During our 7 years in heaven, God brings the church through a series of events preparing us for eternity.
God’s plans for us include our rapture and being lifted up to see Jesus and then our journey to heaven. What will that be like? Imagine passing through the universe on a guided tour by its creator.
At the moment of the rapture, we receive our glorified bodies like the resurrected body of Jesus. We won’t be given a new body, we’ll receive a perfected version of the one we were born with, just like Jesus.
Finally we reach the Father’s house and according to Jude 25, we will be introduced to the Father by Jesus with expressions of exceeding great joy.
We will pass through the Bema Seat in heaven to receive rewards and crowns for our service to the Lord and have the privilege of casting them back to Him.
The pinnacle of our stay in heaven is being wed to the Son of God in an amazing ceremony called the Marriage of the Lamb. It’s simply impossible to comprehend being married to God… but in that day we will more fully grasp our unique and eternal relationship to Jesus!
The wedding is the last event for our 7-year stay in heaven. It’s time to saddle our horses and descend to earth with Jesus for the wedding reception with the special guests (Rev. 19:9) being the resurrected saints of the Old Testament.
And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
After the wedding reception on earth we will all gather (Church and Israel) for the inauguration of Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and rein with Him in His Millennial Kingdom!
No doubt, the church is special! So be thankful you are a child of God who has plans beyond our imagination to care for us and shower us with His incomprehensible blessings throughout eternity.
by Tim Buck | Oct 22, 2021 | Afghanistan, How to Live the Last Days, Islam, Tim's Articles
Mahjabin Hakimi was slaughtered in Kabul as Taliban troops searched for female sports players
Taliban Beheaded Female Volleyball Player, Posted Photos Online, Coach Says
An Afghan volleyball player on the girls’ national team was beheaded by the Taliban — with gruesome photos of her severed head posted on social media, according to her coach.
Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in the capital city of Kabul as Taliban thugs searched for female sports players, her coach told the Persian Independent.
She was killed earlier this month, but her death remained mostly hidden because her family had been threatened not to talk, claimed the coach, using a pseudonym, Suraya Afzali, due to safety fears.
Images of Hakimi’s severed neck were published on Afghan social media, according to the paper, which did not say how old she was.
Beheading In Bible Prophecy
Revelation twenty tells us Christian martyrs in the last days will be beheaded.
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The Bible shows us that in the last-days, beheading will be the primary method used by the beast (Caliphate) for capital punishment. Believers who refuse to submit to the teachings of Islam and who reject bowing to the Image of the Beast or taking the Mark of the Beast will be martyred. They will be killed specifically for their “testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God.”
Is the Bible implying a resurrection of guillotines during the Tribulation period? What exactly is the Bible inferring will occur that will result in the 8th empire’s standard of using beheading as a means of executing Christians?
God chose to drop the clue about beheading to help us identify the beast. Who are the beheaders? They certainly aren’t Baptist’s, Catholics or Protestants. Only Muslim countries practice capital punishment by beheading. Only the religion of Islam promotes killing Christians, Jews and everyone else who doesn’t submit to them. They are the only religion in the world that practices killing those who refuse to follow them. That’s one of the reasons God describes Islam as the “mother of harlots” and the “mother of abominations of the earth” (Rev. 17:5). There’s no other religion that is worse!
In Saudi Arabia, this practice is sanctioned to the point that some beheadings are public affairs. This is quite understandable as a demonstration of state power. After, all, the “Sword of Islam,” is the image emblazoned on the Saudi Arabian flag.
Beheading infidels is sanctioned in the Quran and put into law in Muslim majority nations under Sharia Law.
The Quran makes for harrowing reading. Here’s a sampling.
Allah promises to “cast terror into the hearts of those who are bent on denying the truth; strike, then, their necks!” (8.12). He instructs his Muslim followers to kill unbelievers, to capture them, and to ambush them (9.5). Everything contributes to advancing Allah’s goal: “Strike terror into Allah’s enemies, and your enemies” (8.60).
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” – Quran 47:4
Antichrist and the False Prophet won’t need guillotines to accomplish their murderous deeds. In fact, Muslim cultural sees honor in the sword. For centuries, Muslims have boasted about their bravery in the imagery of the sword.
Today, with the rise of Islamic groups like ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Harem, Al Qaeda and Shariah compliant countries, we are seeing more and more beheadings as another sign of the last days.
This is telling us we are getting closer to the Tribulation. It’s likely that Afghanistan is one of the 10-nations that make up the Beast Empire and here we see them beheading just as Revelation prophesied.
by Tim Buck | Oct 21, 2021 | Afghanistan, America, Beast, How to Live the Last Days, Joe Biden
America and Afghanistan
In Bible Prophecy
Bad things are taking place in the United States! What are we to make of the Afghanistan debacle and the frenzied takeover by the Talban that unfolded late summer?
For sure it is further evidence on the world stage that America’s leadership and role is greatly diminished. We have an administration in Washington that so mishandled this operation, that the only conclusion is that the catastrophe was deliberate. The message to Israel’s enemies is clear, “we’re leaving… you can take over.”
The details were likely orchestrated by the “useful idiots” in the Biden administration, made up of the haters of America and Israel. Good people were left behind, including an unknown number of Americans as well as the underground church while tens of thousands of Afghanis were allowed to waltz into America, including Muslim men with child brides.
What a contrast. In 2018, Trump harshly sanctioned Turkey until Erdogan released Pastor Andrew Brunson but in 2021 Biden betrayed the Christians in Afghanistan by sentencing them to suffer under the Taliban. It doesn’t get any stranger or any more evil. This is like watching a horror movie play out.
We hear much about the Magog/Armageddon War of Ezekiel 38-39. The 7 “stans” of Central Asia are part of the geography of ancient Magog: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan. The average percentage of the Muslim population throughout the 7 “stan” nations is about 95% per country. These are some of the Muslim countries who will be among the invading armies pouring into Israel in the final war led by Turkey along with Iran, Libya, and Sudan.
Ezekiel 39:9 says Israel will burn the weapons of this war for seven years. The Biden administration chose to leave $85 billion in weaponry behind in Afghanistan. Surely some of this weaponry will soon be burning in the Valley of Megiddo where the pools of blood are so high they sometimes reach up to the horses bridal (Rev. 14:20).
While the Pentagon claims some of this equipment was dismantled, it can easily be re-built by the Russians or the Chinese. Afghanistan borders China so it’s no surprise the Chinese have embraced the Taliban with bribes for their rare mineral resources.
Iran has already set up a trading post with the Taliban in the city of Herat, Afghanistan, near Iran’s border. In Herat, the Iranians are busy trading Iranian gas and oil with the Taliban for weapons. Meanwhile, as our satellite surveillance watches the trucks coming and going, despite the illegal exchanges and despite the UN and USA sanctions, our feckless government says nothing.
In other words, Israel’s enemies have been replenished with some of the most sophisticated military equipment found on the planet thanks to hard-working U.S. taxpayers. It’s enough to make your blood boil!
Sunni and Shite, Working Together
The Taliban are close allies with Pakistan who have 100 nuclear warheads which could be significant to the revived Ottoman Caliphate. Turkey has partnered with Pakistan to build Pakistan a new fleet of “Corvette” swift boats to expand Pakistan’s Navy for the coming Caliphate wars during the Tribulation.
I think we’ll soon find sophisticated U.S. weapons in all the Red Nations below. These are likely 7 of the 10 nations I believe that will join together to form the final empire.
Look closely and you’ll notice the sea of red covers geography from the Mediterranean to the border of India. It precisely overlays 3 ancient empires depicted in Daniel 7:2-6 and Revelation 13:2 that forms the location prophesied for the 8th empire of Antichrist.
America’s Sudden Decline
The passage in Ezekiel says no nation comes to Israel’s aid in the final invasion of Israel. Where is America during Israel’s hour of need? This is striking evidence that the world’s only superpower has fallen and turned away from Israel. She’s too sick to lift a hand.
The prophetic silence concerning America seems to show that power will shift away from the United States to such an extent she has no role in prophecy whatsoever. That means we’re heading into a future season in our country that won’t look anything like our past. It could come suddenly by a financial collapse or any number of calamities or the final shock to America’s system could even be caused by the Rapture.
Since we’re living in the shadow of the Tribulation there are numerous reasons to suspect why God would allow the decline of America so rapidly. Here are 3.
Judgment for Sin – God hasn’t turned away from America, we have turned away from God. Beginning 50 years ago, we began outlawing God’s Word and His Ways which has brought God’s curse on our nation (Isaiah 10:1-4) and we are now reaping what we’ve sown.
Rise of the Beast – The superpower status of America, on the international level, will need to be weakened to allow for the rise of the Beast. America still has military bases throughout the Middle East with several sitting on nations that likely will be part of the coming Beast empire including Turkey, Iraq, Qatar and until recently, Afghanistan. Up until now theses bases represented the power and might of the Christian nation of the USA that has prevented bad actors from rising against Israel. The nuclear and missile threat emanating from our bases will need to be depleted to clear the path for the Beast… just as what happened in Afghanistan! These countries are thrilled to see the United States, the “Great Satan” leaving the Middle East.
Remove Support for Israel – God doesn’t want the U.S. rescuing Israel or interrupting His promised redemptive plans for Israel during the 7-year Tribulation (Dan. 12:7).
When the leadership of Israel rejected and crucified
Jesus their Messiah, God postponed completing Israel’s calendar (Dan. 9:24-27) by precisely 7 years. After the Rapture, God will begin fulfilling those final 7 years that lead to the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant and the salvation of Israel’s remnant.
Aside from judging America for its iniquity and rebellion, the Lord’s judgment is also falling because we’ve turned away from Israel. God is taking away His supernatural protection and blessing so that at the end of the Tribulation the U.S. is but a shell of her former self on the world stage and either unable or uninterested in coming to Israel’s aid.
This is what we’re watching in 2021. The major problems flooding into our country are not just random or accidental. God has sovereignly directed them as His way of judging our country. It’s a pattern God used to judge the ungodly acts of Israel’s Northern Kingdom, “In those days… God was troubling them with every kind of distress” (2 Chron. 15:5-6). Paul says it this way, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people” (Rom. 1:18).
America might not be around to help Israel —but God sure is! He devastates her enemies and because of the miraculous nature of the war’s outcome, Israel realizes God was on her side. For the remnant that remains, this begins the spiritual awakening of God’s chosen people.
So how big is your God? If God doesn’t need America to fulfill His promises on the world stage, think of what God can do through a yielded life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let Him use you!
To evidence the reprobate minds and upside-down thinking that prevails in Washington these days, the Administration is talking about further negotiating with the Taliban. Oh boy! That means U.S. aid! These are heavy handed thugs with a Shariah mindset, motivated by brutality that makes them look more like ISIS than allies. Are we really going to support a regime that rapes women and throw gays off of tall buildings blindfolded? Probably.
Beginning to Unravel
America is in more danger of falling than at any time in its history. Bible prophecy predicts this very decline. From this point on, we believers have to get serious. We are going to face discouragement, disillusionment and, most certainly, persecution in the time between now and the Rapture.
But don’t be discouraged or disillusioned. In fact, there’s good reason to rejoice in that we are the generation God has chosen to stand in this hour! The coming turmoil will provide us unrivaled opportunities to share the good news of the Gospel. So be ready to share your faith and your hope with those who need Christ. We still have time to reap a great harvest of souls for God’s kingdom!
Pray for Those Left Behind in Afghanistan
With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, more of the end-time stage is being set as the 10-king nations and the Ottoman Caliphate begin to fall into place!
Of particular concern right now in Afghanistan are the many Christians who are in hiding or on the run. The underground Church needs your prayers!
The crisis in Afghanistan has taught us that no number of U.S. resources, training or occupation can change a Muslim nation under Shariah Law. The only way to make a difference is through individual disciple-making.
As death and mayhem continue, one thing is clear: the need for Jesus in the Middle East has never been greater. Now is the time to respond to the cry of our persecuted brothers and sisters in what the Lord is doing to grow His Kingdom.
One underground leader said, “Pray that God puts angels around our home! The Taliban have begun to mark houses with a C for Christian. One of us is always awake during the night, always walking around and praying, so if the Taliban should come and knock on our door, we should alert everyone.”
The Mideast Beast nations are lining up, Israel is being surrounded, America is falling, and the economy is weakening. However, as the Apostle Paul says to the troubled Thessalonians, we can take rest in the fact that Jesus is coming!
And give relief (rest) to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you
(2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
Even so come Lord Jesus!
by Tim Buck | Oct 19, 2021 | How to Live the Last Days, Rapture, Tim's Articles
Our Blessed Hope
Hope. It’s a powerful motivator. It’s what replaces worry with calmness (Romans 15:13), despair with joy (Psalm 42:5), and cowardice with courage (Romans 12:12). Our God is “the God of hope” (Romans 15:13). The Gospel is “the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) and our faith is called “a living hope” (1 Peter 1:3).
Out of everyone in our world, Christians should be the most hopeful—confident that our future is secured by a good and sovereign Savior.
Have We Lost Our Hope?
And yet, over the last two years, I have seen disappointment written on so many Christian faces. Hope seems to be elusive and hanging just outside our outstretched hand.
Believers are disheartened by government leaders. Christian parents are dismayed of the world their children will grow up in. Church families have been ruptured over Covid issues and Christian families fearful over loss of employment from the insanity of forced mandates.
Where is Your Hope?
Yes, this world is spiraling further into sin. And yes, disappointments abound. But rather than stealing our Christian hope, and smothering our Gospel energy, each sorrow should strengthen our expectation for that glorious day when the trumpet will sound and when our Lord will “swallow up death” and “wipe away our tears.”
Jesus promised He will come back for us and He certainly will! Are we waiting for that coming day with expectancy and confidence, or have we become downcast with despair? Don’t allow the joy of your salvation to be vanquished by the sorrows of our collapsing culture.
Oh Christian, be hopeful—no, be the most hopeful person in this world—because our hope is not in the present, but in a Person who we will soon see face to face.
Heed Peter’s command, “fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).
by Tim Buck | Oct 12, 2021 | Rapture, Tim's Articles
After The Rapture
The title of this year’s teaching is, “After The Rapture,” which explores the splendor that awaits every believer, in heaven, after the Rapture.
Despite today’s hardships a glorious new season is rapidly approaching for the church. Our study will walk through the thrilling events for the church in heaven, after the rapture, during the 7-year Tribulation on earth! During the 7-year Tribulation, God’s purpose for the church is in heaven, not on earth.
The pre-Tribulation Rapture is not just for the church to be rescued from God’s wrath. That’s important but God has a bigger destiny for the church He wants to fulfill which requires the pre-Tribulation Rapture. This theology is often called, “escapism” when, in fact, the pre-Tribulation Rapture is just sound theology taught all through scripture, believed by the early church and millions of Christians throughout church history.
The pre-Tribulation Rapture is just the beginning of our exciting adventure in heaven. While God’s judgment falls on earth, God leads the church through a series of divine appointments to prepare the church for eternity.
“After the Rapture,” gives a step-by-step explanation of what God has in store for us including the rapture, our glorified bodies, our rewards, the dramatic crescendo of the marriage of the Lamb and our participation in Jesus’s triumphant return to earth. As a believer, you can trust that a dramatic future of inspiring wonder awaits you with Jesus in heaven.