Solar Eclipse 2024 Sign of Bible Prophecy?

Solar Eclipse 2024 Sign of Bible Prophecy?

 

 

Solar Eclipse 2024
Sign of Bible Prophecy?

4/8/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

 

Prophecy Students!

Please Be Aware!!!

The media and prophecy websites are ablaze today and pontificating about the hidden meanings of today’s ellipse.

In the eyes of some Christians, the solar eclipse is some kind of end time sign. But that’s simply NOT what the Bible says!

The various blood moons and eclipses that have shown up over the last few years are not the astrological signs that are in the prophecies of the Bible.

All of the signs in the sun, moon and stars, etc. that appear in the prophetic passages of Scripture relate to the final seven year Tribulation Period and are signs for broadcasting Christ’s Second Coming (not the Rapture).

Such phenomena are a common feature of the Day of the Lord, the Tribulation Period, as can be seen in the following passages: Isaiah 13:9-10; Ezekiel 32:7-8; Joel 2:10 31; 3:15; Amos 8:9, and in Christ’s Olivet Discourse prophecy in the gospels:

 

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Matthew 24:29

 

None of the dramatic heavenly phenomena like today’s eclipse, that everyone is talking about, are legitimate prophetic signs relating to the church age. Search as you will but you won’t find any heavenly signs relating to America at the end of the church age!

And there are no signs for the Rapture that need to be fulfilled.

So for the most part, everyone is simply guessing about what the deeper meaning is but there isn’t any Scripture to let us know. Don’t forget to wear your sunglasses to enjoy God’s majestic creation!

Jesus Visits Daniel  ‘A Face Like Lightening’ Daniel 10:5-6

Jesus Visits Daniel ‘A Face Like Lightening’ Daniel 10:5-6

 

Jesus Visits Daniel
‘A Face Like Lightening’
Daniel 10:5-6

4/5/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

In our study of the Book of Daniel, we are considering Daniel 10 in our upcoming class which introduces us to Daniel’s final recorded vision (Dan. 10-12), and which includes the appearance of a man with the “face of lightening.”

Daniel is now in the third year of King Cyrus’ rule (536/535 B.C.). The aging prophet is about eighty-five years old and he has entered into an extended time of prayer and fasting in response to the stunning, prophetic vision he’s just received about the future of his people Israel.

As he takes a stroll along the banks of the Tigris River, he’s suddenly stopped by the sight of a Man. But not just an ordinary man. Here’s how Daniel describes it:

I looked up, and there was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like beryl, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.
Daniel 10:5-6

Only Daniel sees the vision. The men with him, however, are aware something supernatural is taking place and are stricken with such terror that they run and hide.

As Daniel stands alone, studying the vision, his strength is sapped, his face grows pale, and he finds himself powerless, stricken by the presence of Almighty God! He listens to the words that the Lord speaks and then falls facedown into a deep sleep (10:7-9).

Daniel describes the man as dressed in linen. Priests (Lev. 6:10) are depicted wearing a robe this way. The man wears a golden belt around his waist similar to the High Priest. His body is like beryl, or chrysolite (Hebrew tarsis), a yellow-colored precious stone. His face is like flashes of lightning, and his eyes gleam like flaming torches. His arms and feet (which include the legs) shimmer like polished bronze, indicating that his body has a fiery appearance, like burning metal (symbolic of God’s Judgment). When he speaks, the sound of his words carries the strength of many people.

So, who is this Man… He’s the Son of Man!

After praying and fasting for 21 days, Daniel finds himself in the presence of Jesus! Any time a godly believer enters into an extended time of humbly seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting you will find yourself in a more intimate season surrounded by the presence of the Lord!

The “man with the face of lightening” is none other than God himself, the pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus in the Old Testament, a Christophany, in the person of the divine Messiah.

His appearance here resembles the Christophany presented in Ezekiel 1:26-28 where we find Him riding His Chariot Throne and even more closely it parallels the apostle John’s portrait of Jesus on the isle of Patmos in Rev. 1:12-16.

We should also note the similarities between Daniel’s encounter with Jesus and Paul’s encounter with Jesus (Acts 9:1-9). Both were struck down by the presence of the Lord and both had travelling companions that disappeared during the encounter. Daniel states emphatically, “Only I, Daniel, saw the vision,” while his companions flee from the very real but unseen supernatural presence (10:7). In Paul’s parallel meeting, Christ appears only to Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus, although the men traveling with him sense the presence of the Lord and become speechless with fear (Acts 9:7).

Daniel was stunned once it dawned on him that the Son of God had dropped in to visit! The divine presence of Jesus so overwhelms him that when he hears His voice, he falls into a deep sleep with his face to the ground (10:9). Compare this with Revelation 1:17, where John falls at Jesus’ feet like a dead man. Taken together, both reactions show that the writers of Daniel and Revelation, two prophetic books so closely connected, came face to face with the LORD, the GREAT I AM.

This isn’t the first time Jesus appeared in the Book of Daniel. In Daniel 4 He appears as the ‘fourth man’ in the fire and in Daniel 7 Jesus appears as the ‘Son of Man’ coming on the clouds of glory. And in Daniel 12:7, this time we see Jesus ‘standing above the water’ (Tigris) as He explains the purpose behind the final prophecy that Daniel had been praying and fasting about for 21 days!

The importance of the prophesies of Daniel are highlighted by Jesus’ repeated personal visitations to the prophet in order to encourage him and strengthen him to continue to press on in his important prophetic ministry.

So what’s the application of this passage for us? Daniel had been seeking understanding from the Lord concerning the final days of his people. While Daniel was in the middle of fasting and praying, Jesus shows up! Isn’t it interesting that if you seek Him we will find Him! Daniel was humbly seeking the Lord and found Him in a way far more thrilling than what he had expected.

It is not unusual for Jesus to spiritually show up when we worship Him and earnestly seek Him in our hearts at church or at home in our daily quiet time while reading the Word and praying!

God wants us to be like Daniel and to continue seeking the Lord and asking for understanding and wisdom and seeking the Lord’s blessing and be to be still as you anticipate His answers and special presence!

Soon, we also will get to meet Him face to face in the air! Even so come Lord Jesus.

Direct Hit!!! Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

Direct Hit!!! Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

 

Direct Hit!!!
Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

4/4/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Israel Takes Out The Consulate Of Iran In Damascus Syria With Stunning Daylight Airstrike That Killed Top Iranian General In The Process!

Iran’s consulate in the Syrian capital of Damascus was flattened earlier this week in what Syrian and Iranian media described as an Israeli air strike, a startling apparent escalation of conflict in the Middle East that would pit Israel against Iran and its allies.

Right now, Israel is fighting wars on 3 fronts, all of them deadly serious.

First, Israel is still knee-deep battling Hamas in Gaza that’s been going on for 6 months now, and is about to escalate when the IDF moves into Rafah.

Second, Israel has near-daily, cross-border skirmishes with Hezbollah in Lebanon that seems to be growing more intense.

Lastly, Israel has been defending against terror attacks in the so-called West Bank through imbedded Iranian proxies which continue to escalate.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 12:2

In Damascus, in a daring daylight attack, with great precision, Israel leveled the Iranian consulate in Syria, and in doing so killed top general Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

The Jerusalem Post reports that “Zahedi is the highest-ranking Iranian killed since the current war started, even higher than Sayyed Reza Mousavi, who was killed in December. Besides his wide-ranging responsibilities for terror on Israel’s borders, he was the highest-level interlocutor for Tehran with Hezbollah.”

The Iranian Embassy in Syria said in a statement that “F-35 planes fired six missiles into the Iranian consulate in Damascus” which sits next to the Iranian Embassy.

I don’t think we will have to wait all that long until Iran responds, do you?

Israel, which has repeatedly hit Iranian targets during the six-month war in Gaza, declined to comment on the incident, following its usual practice. An Israeli military spokesperson said: “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

Iran’s Tasnim news agency said five people were killed in the Israeli strike. Syria’s SANA state news agency reported an unspecified number of deaths and injuries.

Since the Iranian-backed Hamas’ attack on Israel on Oct. 7, Israel has ramped up airstrikes in Syria against Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia and Iran’s Guards, both of which support the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

 

 

Iran Vows Revenge
Iran’s supreme leader openly threatens Israel, says ‘evil Zionist regime will be punished.’

The Iranian regime continues to threaten Israel with a strong response after one of its top generals, Mohammad Reza Zahedi, along with his deputy and several other high-ranking Iranian military officials, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy in Damascus on Monday.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani threatened an appropriate response without elaborating.

“The Islamic Republic reserves its rights to take reciprocal actions and will decide the type of reaction and punishment of the aggressor,” Kanaani stated.

Zahedi was a top commander in the Iranian elite Quds Force and is the highest-ranking Iranian official to be eliminated since the U.S. killing of the late Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad in 2020.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei openly threatened Israel.

“The evil Zionist regime will be punished by our courageous men. We will make them regret this and other crimes like it, by God’s power and strength,” Khamenei said.

Hezi Simantov, an Arab Affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 13 news, described Zahedi’s significance to the regime’s broad regional terror proxy strategy, indicating that he was Iran’s point man in its relations with the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah.

“A very senior member of the Iranian hierarchy, he managed the entire operation of smuggling weapons from Syria to Lebanon. He was a very senior person who can be said to have given Israel a lot of headaches in the last twenty years for all his exploits in his involvement in terrorism. This is the most senior Iranian who has been eliminated so far since October 7 on Syrian soil,” Simantov stated.

In addition, Zahedi was in charge of various pro-Iran militias in Syria and had supported terror groups in Iraq which posed a threat to U.S. forces and interests in the Middle East.

While Tehran will likely respond to the elimination of its top commander, the Iranian regime’s options are limited.

Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation For Defense of Democracies (FDD), believes that Iran’s reaction will likely be restrained, taking into account its conventional military capabilities, which are relatively weaker than those of Israel and the U.S.

“While the Islamic Republic thrives on conflict, it still can ill afford an outright war. Despite this, prudence dictates that policymakers should not dismiss Iranian threats to respond as cheap talk. Evolving Iranian drone and missile capabilities are lowering the bar for the use of attributable force by Iran,” Taleblu wrote.

The elimination of the top Iranian general comes at a time when Tehran is reportedly focusing on completing its nuclear program while the international community is preoccupied with the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

Syrian journalist Majd Kanaan doubts that Iran will dare directly initiate an attack against Israel.

“The Khomeini regime in Iran is experiencing its worst period. It is in unnatural humiliation and cannot respond, even though Israel is only a few hundred kilometers away from Damascus, and they have large forces stationed in the Syrian capital,” Kanaan told The Media Line.

“The most we will see is bombing some empty American bases in Iraq. This is all they can do,” he added.

Iran typically extends its influence and agenda through its regional proxies, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, which are all supported by Iran and already engaged in conflicts. Israel believes Iran may target softer sites outside of the Middle East, like Israeli embassies or Jewish institutions, and has heightened security at all of its embassies worldwide.

 

 

Hamas Has Ceased to Function in Most of Gaza, says Defense Chief

Hamas no longer functioning as a military force in most of Gaza, says Defense Minister Gallant, but adds the terror group still has four battalions still operational in Rafah.

The Hamas terrorist organization has lost its capacity to operate as a military fighting force in most of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s defense chief said Tuesday, while warning that the group remains a viable force inside the border city of Rafah.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) addressed a hearing of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday, briefing lawmakers on the status of the war, and the IDF’s ongoing efforts to return hostages taken by Hamas and other Gaza terror groups.

“Military pressure was and remains the main and most significant element in ensuring the return of the hostages,” Gallant said.

“The advanced stage we have reached in dismantling Hamas and the information that we have gained from terrorists, empower us at the negotiation table and enable us to make difficult decisions. I am committed to returning all the hostages to their homes.”

Gallant emphasized that Hamas has been effectively dismantled as a military force in most of the Gaza Strip, but still maintains four operational battalions in Rafah, the last Hamas stronghold in Gaza.

“Hamas is hiding in tunnels, they have lost command and control capabilities, the battalion frameworks in most parts of the strip have ceased to function.”

“The Hamas brigade in Rafah however, is still standing, with its four battalions. We will address this soon,” Gallant continued, alluding to Israel’s planned Rafah operation

The Defense Minister also said the Israeli military needs to increase its manpower, pushing for the recruitment of more Ultra-Orthodox Jews, as the government mulls a replacement draft law to address the status of Ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students.

 

 

Hamas leader-in-exile Ismail Haniyeh,
Doubles down on demands for total Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as condition for hostage deal

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday ruled out a compromise with Israel for a hostage deal, doubling down on the terror group’s demands which Israel has already ruled out.

Speaking in a televised address marking Al-Quds Day, Ismail Haniyeh, chairman of the Hamas politburo in exile in Qatar, said the terror group would not agree to a hostage deal without the total withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, the full return of Gazans to all portions of the Strip, an end to the security blockade of Gaza, expanded aid permitted into the coastal enclave, and the reconstruction of Gaza.

“We are committed to our demands: the permanent ceasefire, comprehensive and complete withdrawal of the enemy out of the Gaza Strip, the return of all displaced people to their homes, allowing all aid needed for our people in Gaza, rebuilding the Strip, lifting the blockade and achieving an honourable prisoner exchange deal,” Haniyeh said.

The terror chief accused Israel of continuing to “evade, resist” responding to Hamas’ demands.

Israel has offered a six-week truce and the release of hundreds of jailed terrorists, including a number of high-profile terrorists convicted of major offenses, in exchange for the release of approximately 40 Israeli captives held hostage in Gaza since October 7th.

There are a total of 134 Israeli hostages still in Gaza, though as many as half may no longer be alive, according to an Israeli official who spoke with Ha’aretz.

Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have repeatedly ruled out a permanent ceasefire and vowed to carried out the IDF’s much-anticipated ground operation in Rafah, the last remaining Hamas stronghold in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Collapsing Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

Hamas Collapsing Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

Hamas Collapsing
Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

4/2/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

The Hamas terror organization is suffering heavy losses and is collapsing in on itself, captured terrorists have told their Israeli interrogators, according to Israel’s defense minister.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant met with IDF soldiers at the 98th Division’s headquarters Sunday, and held an operational assessment.

During his visit, Gallant discussed Israel’s recent gains in its ongoing war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying that testimonials by terrorists captured in the IDF’s massive raid on Shifa Hospital in Gaza City highlighted the decline of Hamas’ operational capabilities.

“The group is collapsing from within,” Gallant said captured terrorists have told Israeli security.

“In the last week or two, hundreds of terrorists have been captured and what they say about what happened to them tells the whole story. They say that Hamas is collapsing from within. The prices they pay are very heavy.”

“In the last few days, we have also seen very great progress, both in the terrorists in the field, and with more senior commanders, even very senior ones,” Gallant continued.

Shifa Hospital, the local headquarters for Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip prior to the Israeli invasion of Gaza, was reoccupied by Hamas forces in recent months, Israeli security officials said earlier this month.

On the night of March 18th, the IDF launched a massive, multi-day raid on the hospital, sparking running gun battles with terrorists inside and outside of the facility.

Hundreds of terrorists were killed during the operation, with over 800 others arrested.

IDF chief spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters on March 25th that the operation in Shifa Hospital had “a huge effect on Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” adding that it was the most enemy combatants killed and captured in a single raid in the war, which will cause “severe damage” to terror organizations in the northern Gaza Strip.

Through ultimatums, threats to withhold arms, vote abstentions, and condescending rhetoric, the Biden administration has made it clear that it believes that “peace at all costs” between Israel and Hamas is necessary for his reelection. To them, Biden’s reelection is far more important than the future of Israel.

However, Israel believes that for Israel to be safe, the cancerous tumor of Hamas must be removed now!

 

 

Israel To ‘Expand Campaign’ In The North, Against Hezbollah

 

Israel Defense Forces will “expand the campaign” against Hezbollah on its northern border, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant recently announced, as the IDF carried out several targeted eliminations of enemy commanders over the past few days.

“Israel is turning from defending to pursuing Hezbollah, we will reach wherever the organization operates, in Beirut, Damascus, and in more distant places,” Gallant said after an assessment at the IDF’s Northern Command.

Following alleged Israeli strikes in Syria that reportedly killed dozens, including a senior Hezbollah commander on Friday morning, the IDF later announced it had eliminated the group’s deputy commander of its rocket and missile unit.

Gallant said he observed the strike against Ali Naim, who was killed in an airstrike while driving his car near al-Bazouriye.

Naim was considered a “significant center of knowledge in the organization, a leader in the field of rockets, and among the pioneers of the strategy of launching heavy rockets,” the IDF said.

“As part of his role he worked to plan and carry out attacks against Israel’s home front,” the army added.

“The one responsible for the serious damage in Lebanon is Hezbollah and the one responsible for the many casualties in the Hezbollah group is [Hassan] Nasrallah personally,” Gallant said on Friday.

“They have over 320 killed terrorists, and we will exact a price for any action coming out of Lebanon. Wherever we need to act, we will act,” he vowed.

“Israeli intelligence has been conducting successful operations targeting Hezbollah’s command structures in Lebanon since the beginning of the war,” said Joe Truzman, senior research analyst at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), regarding the strike.

“The strike on Ali Naim not only dealt a blow to the group but also sent a clear message that Israel will retaliate decisively against those who threaten its security,” Truzman added.

Hezbollah and the IDF continued exchanging fire over the weekend, with the Lebanese group claiming responsibility for several attacks, including the launch of a heavy Burkan rocket at an IDF post.

Lebanese media reported on Saturday that the IDF was responsible for a strike that injured four members of UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping mission on the Israel-Lebanon border.

“Contrary to the reports, the IDF did not strike a UNIFIL vehicle in the area of Rmeish this morning,” the Israeli army stated in response.

The car was carrying three UN technical observers and one Lebanese translator when a blast occurred nearby, a source told Reuters.

The blast occurred in a predominantly Christian area, where residents have, on several occasions, prevented Hezbollah from launching attacks on Israel from their towns. Consequently, this region has remained untouched by Israeli airstrikes.

The IDF also announced that fighter jets had struck multiple Hezbollah targets across southern Lebanon on Friday and Saturday.

Following rocket launches from Lebanon in the area of Biranit, the IDF struck the responsible rocket launcher quickly with assistance from the 146th Division and the Israeli Air Force.

 

 

‘Down With The USA’:
Protesters Disrupt Biden Event, Chant That Hamas Al-qassam Brigades ‘Are On Their Way’

 

America continues to explode with anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

Anti-Israel protesters chanted against Joe Biden, the United States of America, and Israel at the Democrat’s star-studded fundraiser featuring former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at the New York City Radio City Music Hall last week.

“Down with the USA,” chanted protesters in a video, “Netanyahu you will pay.”

Protesters also chanted, “Al-Qassam are on their way,” referring to Hamas’s armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades.

Anti-Imperialist rhetoric was repeated by protesters, who in a Palestinian Youth Movement video called “Hands of the middle east, from the belly of the beast” and in another video tied Palestine to other conflicts, proclaiming “From Haiti to Palestine, occupation is a crime.”

“There is only one solution, intifada revolution,” demonstrators chanted. “When people are occupied, resistance is justified.”