A Nation and World
Out of Control
3/18/23 By Tim Buck
We are living in a crazy, bizarre, immoral and dangerous time in modern history. And it appears to be getting worse by the week.
We see an obsession over transgenders and LGBTQ doctrine aimed at capturing children. More school and workplace shootings than ever! Wicked policies that endorse evil, and leave us and our children living with the ugly consequences.
There’s constant attacks on former President Donald Trump, political corruption and disgusting compromises, a majority leftist media that speaks lies, tramples on the truth, and an American political party that is now deciding whether abortion should be the lead platform plank for the 2024 U.S. presidential campaign to complement their aggressive LGBTQ agenda.
While these domestic distractions are happening, the enemies of the United States—China, Russia, North Korea and Iran—continue their diabolic planning.
Today, conservatives/Christians are shouted down and verbally and physically abused on college campuses and harassed for their biblical views. The activists use terroristic tactics in the United States.
LGBTQ and the transgender policies are demonic, destructive and divisive. Obama was the world’s LBGTQ point man, and Biden has continued attempting to force it into all areas of life. I’m sure Obama is gloating over the massive division he created. Two hundred fifty LBGTQ activists from his administration are in very key positions in education, media and corporate America.
LGBTQ divides everything it comes into contact with—homes, governments, the military, corporate America, sports teams, churches, Bible studies, U.S. international relations and many other places. There has been no greater evil tool of the devil. Moreover, the most despicable part is the pursuit and grooming of children.
These are the days of Noah that remind us the Lord is coming soon!
World events are moving so fast it’s difficult to keep up!
For a biblical perspective of our times, we invite you to pull up a chair and join us tonight!
Tighten your seatbelt.
This series is needed now more than ever!
PART 3 – DANIEL 8
The Temple, the Tribulation
April 14, 2022 by Tim Buck
Daniel 8 and 11 describe atrocities against the Jewish people and their temple by Antiochus and Antichrist.
But how can Antichrist desecrate the temple in Jerusalem, when there was no Israel on the world map for more than 1,900 years? The re-establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948 answers that question. Our generation is watching the set-up and fulfillment of Daniel’s prophesy. What a privilege.
There is “temple fever” among the religious in Israel these days which is a harbinger we are getting close to the Tribulation.
We know that the Tribulation is a time of great trouble on the earth for seven years that occupies much of the book of Revelation while the church is in heaven. The temple will be built at the start of the Tribulation in order to give the Jewish people a jumpstart on returning to the Lord. For three and a half years, it’s hands-off Israel for Satan as Moses and Elijah explain that the daily blood sacrifices picture the blood of the LAMB.
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has everything ready to go for building the temple including all the furniture and the Ark of the Covenant. Five red heifers arrived last fall from Texas, and four remain perfect enough for Temple sacrifice, as outlined in Numbers 19. The team who helped acquire and transport the heifers have located and purchased land on the Mount of Olives that’s required for the red heifer ceremony. They feel this crucial ceremony, outside the Temple Mount, could be held in as little as 1-2 years!
This is the very temple Antichrist will defile when he turns on the Jewish people in the middle of the Tribulation so you can be sure he’s alive right now, maybe teaching in a mosque in the Middle East and studying his Quran. In the near future he will rise and commit the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel and Jesus.
The Abomination refers to the evil act of defiling Israel temple by Antichrist which is typified by Antiochus IV in Daniel 8. Both instances reveal valuable insight as to just how much Satan hates the blood sacrifices. Six times scripture repeats that the enemy “stops the daily sacrifices.” His fury is cast upon the temple over his anger against the blood. Praise God for the blood of the LAMB!
What about anger in America against the blood? Anger and hatred for the blood of Jesus is showing up more and more in our nation as truth irritates the left, righteousness rubs them the wrong way and Christians are called “white supremacists,” as dangerous as terrorists!
The world is in the epic, end-time spiritual battle and we’re living in unprecedented times, prophetically. The stage is being set like never before as we draw closer and closer to the Rapture. Daniel’s prophecies that seemed farfetched, even impossible, are now easily understood and coming to pass on a daily basis! Keep your eyes fixed on HIM!
Daniel 8, The Villain
Who Dominates The Drama!
April 11, 2022 by Tim Buck
Daniel 8 describes the prophet Daniel’s second vision about the future and once again shows us how empires play such an important role in Bible prophecy. The prophecy of Daniel could easily be described as God’s book of Kingdoms.
In His infinite wisdom, God uses pagan empires as His teaching tool to reveal His future plans and to weave in the story of Antichrist.
In fact, the entire end-times drama cannot be properly understood without understanding the role of the correct empire who brings forth the little horn. For that reason, Yahweh not only provided careful scriptural descriptions, but in chapter 8 he gives us a remarkable historical antecedent as well.
Ram and Goat
This time, instead of the same four empires that appeared in chapters 2 and 7 (Babylon, Persia, Greece and Islam), Daniel sees a ram and a goat depicting just the two empires of Persia and Greece.
In doing so, we see the search for Antichrist narrowing from four empires down to two. After the Rapture, Antichrist will emerge from the territory of one of these two empires! Before the Rapture we know precisely where our attention should be fixed!
While many prophecy teachers often get confused about where to look for Antichrist today, God, through the prophet Daniel, goes to great lengths to make sure we would know precisely where and when the final tyrant will appear.
This time, instead of seeing the “little horn” of Antichrist like we saw in chapter 7, Daniel 8 reveals a new “little horn” with the remarkable story of the forerunner of Antichrist, a character known as Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
During the 400-year intertestamental period, there arose in the latter stages of the Greek kingdom a Gentile ruler named Antiochus IV. History records much about this despicable and villainous ruler, but more remarkable is the prophetic anticipation of Antichrist.
The evil and rogue king of the Seleucid Empire comes charging on the scene accomplishing all the wicked acts of Antichrist. By presenting us with his cruel persecution of the Jews and his desecration of Israel’s temple, Antiochus emerges as the most accurate proto-type of Antichrist in the Scriptures.
The two men are so similar that when reading about Antiochus in Daniel chapters 8 and 11, you might as well assume you’re also reading about Antichrist. Therefore, the story of Antiochus gives prophecy students another layer of insight about Antichrist that’s rarely consulted. And what a story it is as these 6 verses show:
10 And it [Little Horn = Antiochus IV] grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself
as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.
12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.
A king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. 24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [demonic]; he shall destroy fearfully and shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. 25 “Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.
Are these verses talking about Antiochus or Antichrist?
He Is Not Here…
He Is Risen Indeed!
April 6, 2022 by Tim Buck
The resurrection of Jesus means so much!
It’s the cornerstone of our faith and means that the Father accepted the sacrifice of Jesus for the payment of our sins. It means that Jesus is at the Father’s right hand to intercede for us. It means He has sent forth the Holy Spirit to seal us and fill us and to provide us with the gifts to serve the body of Christ. It’s a day that represents spiritual life.
Abundant life! Blessed Hope!
This kind of life is obtained only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who —just as the Bible foretold in great detail—came to die for us and to be resurrected the third day.
The message of Resurrection Sunday—that life and hope are God’s free gifts to those who believe—is life changing and should be shared—frequently, faithfully, and fervently.
When did Jesus die?
What day was he put on the cross?
It has always bothered me that three days and three nights really don’t fit the narrative of so-called “Good Friday” if Jesus was resurrected on Sunday morning!
“Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish,” He said, “So will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
What’s A Sabbath?
People who were unfamiliar with the sequence of the spring Feasts of Israel determined that the phrase in John 19:31 identifying the day after the crucifixion as a special Sabbath meant that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, because everyone knows that the Jewish Sabbath is Saturday. And almost everyone agrees that He rose again on Sunday. But there isn’t any way you can put three days and three nights between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. Hence the controversy.
So let’s set the record straight. Sabbath is a Hebrew word that means “rest” and refers to holy days when no work is allowed. There is one every Saturday in Israel, but there are also several during the year that are date specific. That means they are always observed on a specific calendar date, regardless of the day. They’re like our Christmas. Every year it comes on the 25th of December no matter what day of the week that happens to be.
The special Sabbath John referred to is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and it’s a date specific holy day; always observed on the 15th of the month they call Nisan, which corresponds to March/April on our calendar. So the first thing we learn is that the special Sabbath mentioned in John 19:31 didn’t have to be a Saturday.
Originally there were four special days in the month of Nisan. The first was Passover on the 14th. Then the Feast of Unleavened Bread which began on the 15th and ended on the 22nd, both of which were special Sabbaths. And finally, there was the Feast of First Fruits which fell on the Sunday morning following Passover (Leviticus 23:4-14).
Of the four, only the two that opened and closed the Feast of Unleavened Bread prohibited work like the weekly Sabbath, but all have both a historical and prophetic purpose and like all days in the Jewish calendar they begin at sundown, following the pattern of Genesis 1 where God repeated the phrase, “and there was evening and there was morning” six times, once for each day of creation.
The Passover Lamb
The next issue we have to consider is the sequence of events in the week we call Holy Week. In Exodus 12:1-13, where the Passover was ordained, we learn what that sequence was. God told the Israelites to select a lamb on the 10th day of the month and inspect it for defects until the 14th. This means through the end of the 13th. Then at twilight they were to slaughter and roast it, eating it that same evening, as the 14th was beginning. Using some of its blood they were to paint their door posts red to protect them from the plague coming upon Egypt at midnight.
Jesus came to fulfill the prophecy of the Passover Lamb, to save from death everyone who spiritually applies His shed blood to their lives. The only day He ever allowed the people to hail Him as King was on the day we call Palm Sunday, and as we’ll see it was the 10th day of the month. He did this to fulfill the selection process for the Passover Lamb. When the officials told Him to rebuke His disciples, He said that if they became quiet, the very stones would cry out (Luke 19:40). For this was a day ordained in history. It was the day He officially presented Himself as Israel’s Messiah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). It was 483 years to the day from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet (Daniel 9:25). A little while after the officials cautioned Him, He condemned Jerusalem to utter destruction because they did not recognize the day of His visitation (Luke 19:41-44).
The next three days were filled with the most aggressive debate and confrontation with the officials in His entire ministry. He was being inspected for any doctrinal spot or blemish that would disqualify Him as the Lamb of God. They found none, and finally no one dared ask Him any more questions. (Matt. 22:46)
Some years before the birth of Jesus, the Passover celebration had been changed and in the Lord’s time called for a brief ritual meal of lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs (horseradish) to begin the 14th followed by a great and leisurely festival meal on the 15th, when the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins. This meal is called the Passover Seder.
The 14th became known among the people as Preparation Day , because during the day they made ready for the great feast day beginning at sundown, after which no work was permitted. Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54, John 19:31 all identify Preparation Day as the day of the Lord’ s death, while Matt. 27:62 says the day after the crucifixion was the day after Preparation Day. So all four Gospels agree; Jesus died on Preparation day, the 14th of their month Nisan, which is Passover. As evening began the day, He ate the ritual meal with His disciples in the Upper Room, and then was arrested, tried, convicted, and put to death; all on Passover. So just like the Lord had commanded in Exodus 12, our Passover Lamb was selected on the 10th, inspected on the 11th, 12th, and 13th, and executed on the 14th of Nisan.
How Do We Know This?
A little over 100 years ago a believer named Robert Anderson was head of Scotland Yard’s investigative division. He became intrigued by the three days and three nights issue and enlisted the help of the London Royal Observatory to investigate the problem since astronomers can locate the exact position of the planets and stars on any date in history. Since Passover always falls on the 14th, and since the Jewish calendar is lunar (moon) rather than solar (sun) oriented, there is always a full moon on Passover. This fulfills Genesis 1:14.
Plotting the course of the Sun and Moon they documented the day and date of every full moon. The Royal Observatory discovered that the first Palm Sunday was the 10th of Nisan, the day when Exodus 12 says to select the lamb. Therefore Passover, the 14th, was a Thursday. The Feast of Unleavened bread began on Friday the 15th, Saturday the 16th was the weekly Sabbath, and Resurrection Morning was also a Sunday, the 17th, when the Feast of First Fruits was celebrated. From Thursday to Sunday there are three days and three nights. It’s a little confusing to our way of thinking because the Hebrew day changes at sunset, which means that night precedes day. But read carefully and you’ll see that it makes sense.
As I’ve said, Jesus had to die on Passover to fulfill the prophecy. Early that Thursday morning the Jewish leadership had gotten permission to crucify Him. (Matt. 27:1-26) His fate was sealed and He was hanging on the cross by 9 AM, as good as dead. His actual time of death was about 3 PM and His body was laid in the tomb sometime later, since the officials wanted it off the cross before sundown brought the Feast of Unleavened Bread, after which no work was permitted. By then Jesus had been in Sheol for several hours. Thursday was day one.
Because in Jewish reckoning the night precedes the day, at sundown it became Friday the 15th, night one, and the special Sabbath John mentioned began (John 19:31). At sunrise it was Friday morning, and day two began. The next sundown brought Saturday night the 16th, night two, and the regular Sabbath began. As of sunrise it was Saturday day, the beginning of day three. At sundown on Saturday it became Sunday night the 17th, night three, and sometime before sunrise Jesus rose from the tomb. Three days and three nights. When the women arrived at sunrise to anoint His body early in the morning, He was already gone.
So in the week Jesus died two Sabbaths that permitted no work were observed back to back: The Feast of Unleavened Bread on Friday the 15th, and the regular weekly Sabbath on Saturday the 16th. In Matthew 28:1 we read that at dawn on the first day of the week (Sunday the 17th) the women who were close to Jesus went to the tomb. Luke 24:1 tells us they were going to anoint His body for burial. The two consecutive Sabbaths had prevented them from doing so earlier (Luke 23:55-56). But He wasn’t there. He had risen. Being the Sunday after Passover, at the Jewish Temple it was Feast of First Fruits. At the Empty Tomb it was Resurrection Morning.
How Can We Confirm This?
Some people try to equate his time of death with the burial of His body and say you can’t count Thursday as day one, because His body wasn’t laid in the tomb until sunset was upon them. But that doesn’t make sense. A person’s death always precedes his or her burial, sometimes by several days. In the Lord’s case it was several hours between the time He died and the time His body was laid in the tomb.
The two disciples who met the Lord on the road to Emmaus that Sunday (the day the Lord’s resurrection was discovered) help us to confirm this (Luke 24:13-35). At first they thought the Lord must have been a very recent visitor to the area when He asked them to explain why they were so sad. In the course of the discussion they indicated it was the third day since the crucifixion. “Since” is roughly equivalent to “after”. It being a Sunday, the previous day (Saturday) would have been the 2nd day since it happened , and Friday would have been the first day since it happened, making Thursday the day it happened.
Others argue that this view doesn’t permit three full days and three full nights in the tomb but that’s not what the Scripture says. It simply says three days and three nights. If you move his death up to Wednesday to get three full days you violate the Passover Lamb prophecies, the women wouldn’t have waited until Sunday morning to prepare the Lord’s body because they could have done it on Friday, and the disciples on the Emmaus road would have said Sunday was the fourth day since the crucifixion. So the Thursday date is the only one that will accommodate both the Passover Lamb and the three day three night prophecies. Mystery solved.
Thursday Not Friday
Most of us see our “day” beginning when we get out out of bed in the morning, but the reality is that it began hours before, at midnight. If you keep that subtle difference in mind, it shouldn’t be too difficult to back up a few more hours to sundown of the previous day. That’s when the Jewish calendar day began. In this calendar, each column represents one day of the week, just like your daily calendar.
The top row represents the daytime hours while the bottom row represents the nighttime hours, just as you’re used to. The difference in this calendar is in the dating.
Since the Jewish day begins at sundown, the first half of each day is shown on the bottom half of the calendar. To follow that day to it’s completion, you jump to the top of the next column to the right.
We are calling on God’s people to pray for President Trump, Melania and the whole Trump family as they face down another crushing assault aimed at destroying them and destroying America! It may be a political battle in New York and Washington, but what we’re seeing is a spiritual battle in the heavenlies to weaken and end the American Empire.
The Attack On Trump
An Attack On America4/3/23 – By Tim Buck
Everyone in the country and most of the people in the world understand that Donald Trump has not actually been indicted for the crime of giving hush money to a prostitute. He has been indicted for the crime of opposing the Left and challenging their control over the political system.
For the first time in American history, a politician – indeed, a front-running presidential candidate – has been indicted in order to destroy his political chances. Americans used to take pride in the fact that such things didn’t happen in the United States of America. But that United States of America is over.
Donald Trump has been indicted on the thinnest of charges. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, and House Administration Committee chairman Bryan Steil recently wrote a letter to Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, the destroyer of the republic, pointing out that “even the Washington Post quoted ‘legal experts’ as calling your actions ‘unusual’ because ‘prosecutors have repeatedly examined the long-established details but decided not to pursue charges.’”
Even the New York Times on March 9, in an article about how criminal charges were pending against Trump, that “hush money is not inherently illegal.” Working hard to justify the banana republic action of arresting the sitting president’s principal opponent, the Times suggested that “the prosecutors could argue that the $130,000 payout effectively became an improper donation to Mr. Trump’s campaign, under the theory that because the money silenced Ms. Daniels, it benefited his candidacy.” So the whole thing rests on a novel legal theory.
Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA tweeted: “Alvin Bragg lowered 52% of criminal charges in NYC last year to misdemeanors. He just bent over backwards legally to raise the charges against Trump to a felony. WITCH HUNT!!”
That it certainly is, and worse. Former TV and radio host John Cardillo warned: “Don’t downplay the severity of this indictment. There’s still other cases on the president in NYC, one in GA, and a federal one connected to the Special Counsel investigation. We are watching the political weaponization of our entire criminal justice system. This is a constitutional crisis.”
Much more is coming. Many are saying that the indictment hands Trump the election of 2024, but it’s actually designed to do just the opposite, and the designers are not stupid people. The objective is to prevent Trump from being able to run in 2024, or failing that, to make it impossible for him to win.
The average American is totally blind to the nature of the deep spiritual battle facing this nation. Most American’s still have unreflective confidence in our institutions, and will assume from the very fact of Bragg’s indictment, and the others that are certain to come, that Trump must be some kind of criminal. The flimsiness of the cases won’t matter. The public perception will be formed, and that could be enough in itself to make sure that Trump doesn’t return to the Oval Office on Jan. 20, 2025.
Then if all this legal harassment somehow fails, there is still the ballot harvesting, mail-in ballots, and all the rest of the new system that has been carefully put into place that will ensure our one-party system so that neither Trump nor any other dissenter from the Left’s agenda will have a chance to win in 2024.
America’s descent to banana republic status has now been confirmed, but it has been coming on for a very long time. Old Joe Biden signaled it on Sept. 1, 2022, in his infamous red-and-black speech, when he declared: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
For the first time in the history of the United States, a sitting president, such as he is, declared that his principal opponent and his opponent’s supporters were criminals who were outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse. Now the ruling Leftists elites have taken the next step in indicting Trump. After that will come various measures to treat his supporters as if they were terrorists.
This is a dark day for the United States. If there are any Democrats with integrity left, they would join the House Republicans who have already gone on record decrying this, and stop it before it’s too late.
If Trump is arrested and/or handcuffed, and perp-walked into court, it will be much more than just a photo-op for the salivating Leftist mob. It will be another nail in the coffin of American greatness and leap toward the end of the republic.
President Trump’s arrest is a loud signal that these are the days of Elijah and the coming of the Lord!
When the 45th President threw the weight of America behind uniting Jerusalem and announced it was the city of God and the “undivided and eternal capital of Israel” he set off a spiritual explosion that brought an avalanche of hatred down on himself from the demonic realm. Of course he didn’t know at the time that he had stepped into the center of the greatest spiritual battle since creation.
The President’s announcement unwittingly incurred the eternal fury and hate of Lucifer who is becoming more and more desperate because he knows his time is short. At that moment, Donald Trump crossed the enemy’s red line and became the devil’s PUBLIC ENEMY #ONE!
Along with the unceasing assault on President Trump and his pro-America family, the enemy’s war to take down America escalated dramatically. Have you noticed the linkage?
America’s rising unrest, hate, lawlessness, lying, corruption, moral decline, undermining the Petro Dollar, deep division and a hundred others signs are now playing out as the greatest country in human history is being led down the home stretch to implosion and being sidelined for the next empire to rise… the coming empire of Antichrist. Move aside America… something big is coming!