‘Heavy’ damage to Damascus airport confirmed after Israeli attack
Syria’s transport ministry says runways at Damascus International Airport remain out of service after missile strike.
June 14, 2022 by Tim Buck
It appears that Israel has decided to up their game after Iran recently announced they have reached nuclear breakout and have enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear bomb. Iran continues to deliver weapons by the ton across Syria under the eye of Israeli intelligence.
This is the second time in 5 days Israel bombed Iranian armament targets arriving at the airport. But in an obvious show to the Iranian regime and the world, this time they took out most of the airport including the air traffic tower, runways and facilities.
Syria halted flights to and from Damascus International Airport “until further notice” on Friday after Israeli air strikes damaged the airstrip and terminal, the transport ministry said.
The airport is located south of the capital Damascus where Syrian opposition activists say Iran-backed militiamen are active and have arms depots. Israel has for years carried out strikes in the area but nothing quite like this one.
It looks like Israel and Iran have reached an impasse and have come to the point of no return. War appears to be the only possible solution at this point and it may be closer than we think!
Join us next Tuesday as we discuss how Biden has betrayed Israel and we look more closely at the Iranian regime and the prospects for war.
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The news continues to be intense and demonic activity seems to increase around U.S. elections more and more as we get closer to the Tribulation.
The U.S. President and Congress affect the State of Israel more than any other entity on earth! So the enemy has a vested interest on election outcomes in the run-up to the Tribulation.
We have the ridiculous January 6 hearings going on live TV—another attempt to stop Trump’s political aspirations and demoralize his political base. However, it may do the opposite.
Over 90 percent of the Trump news during his four years in office was negative, according to NBC News.
Prayerfully, the inside provocation by those in the U.S. government that helped produce this will be revealed. Or the truth that the mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi turned down President Trump’s suggestion that 10,000 or more National Guard troops be deployed in the event of violence.
We saw the tragedy of Uvalde, Texas, occur as the NRA was about to assemble in Houston for their annual convention with over 50,000 in attendance. Sadly, questionable decisions and inactions by the local police saw nineteen students and two teachers fatally shot with seventeen other people wounded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
A man who intended to assassinate Judge Kavanaugh was arrested as continued fallout of the leaked Roe vs Wade. There is an increasing likelihood that we will see a high level of violence this summer if Roe vs Wade is overturned and sent back to the states—it could be similar to the BLM and Antifa violence of 2020. Remember those days? Candidate Joe kept kneeling in support of the lawless thugs.
America is facing the moral implosion outlined in Romans 1. And the leftists in the U.S. media are becoming more evil by the day. No organization in the country has done more damage than they. They stir up racial division and spew out lies. Then come more lies to cover their first lies and the cycle continues. They cover up lies of the Biden crime family and his incompetence.
They attack leaders who oppose the LGBTQ agenda, leaders like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
They malign doctors and other medical professionals for opposing the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson jabs. Albert Bourla (the CEO of Pfizer), Tony Fauci and the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy call vaccine misinformation criminal without offering any specifics, and the media gives them a free ride.
Mainstream media has attempted to provoke Biden to do more in the Ukraine to confront Russia. If Biden were a Republican, the coverage would be ridicule, rebuke, and chastisement, not provocation. There is concern that the Biden actions could lead to a nuclear war with a defiant Putin.
We saw thug politics recently in the arrest of Peter Navarro when the FBI took him off a plane in handcuffs over his January 6 indictment for refusing to testify due to presidential privilege. He was flying to Nashville to be a guest on the Huckabee program.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the FBI followed Navarro to the airport and waited until he got on the plane to arrest him and publicly humiliate him. Navarro had been in contact with the FBI but the CNN cameras wanted to film it.
It is time for a U.S. senator and/or congressman with spine to get to the bottom of who is ordering these events and start inquiring about the FBI role in provoking the January 6 riots in Washington, D.C.
We’ve been watching the globalists’ World Economic Forum (WEF) and reset crowd. They have never had a more opportune time, with the Democrats controlling the House, Senate and Biden in the White House. The November 8 election may likely lead to a Republican landslide in the House and possibly picking up a few seats in the U.S. Senate (unless there’s more cheating).
Biden tried to pull a fast-one from the communist manifesto by launching his Disinformation Governance Board inside the Department of Homeland Security. Big disaster! The board was dubbed the “Ministry of Truth” by conservative critics in reference to George Orwell’s 1984. After tapping radical leftist Nina Jankowicz, to head the board, and authorizing her to tell us what’s truth and what’s not truth, Biden yanked the operation under criticism after 3 weeks.
Thankfully we already have the truth and know the truth, His Name is Jesus!
In the meantime, Biden announced Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary replacing Jen Psaki… (did he just say, “assistant to the president?” Oh boy!). Pierre couldn’t be more unqualified. No worry, she’s a radical leftist chosen on the basis of her queerness and race baiting so she gets the job. Like Hunter, another Biden embarrassment.
Fortunately, 12 of the 13 amendments to the World Health Organizations (WHO) putting the U.S. and other countries under their supervision during times of pandemics were defeated. But they are not finished and have established a panel to study it further.
Here we go again… There are concerns of another coronavirus or other pathogen release prior to the U.S. election, leading to ballots by mail and restricted voting options.
In case you haven’t noticed… oil and gas prices are skyrocketing. Nationwide gas prices are over $5 a gallon for the first time in U.S. history. Travel is becoming unaffordable for a large number of Americans, and it keeps getting worse, not better. I’m starting to cringe when I drive by a gas station and look at the prices.
Biden keeps blaming Putin for this instead of being accountable for his anti-U.S. green-energy nonsense. The one million barrel per day Keystone Pipeline would have helped. During Trump’s time in office we became energy independent and were producing around 13.5 million barrels per day. It is estimated the total is now 11.75 million barrels per day. Vast sums of money that could have stayed in the U.S. are going to Middle East countries to other OPEC producers.
Food shortages like baby formula, sabotaged food products and the Russia-Ukraine war effect on wheat and fertilizer supplies are causing the rapid rise in food prices and famine in areas of the world that have limited financial resources. Since starvation is a big reason for millions dying in the first years of the Tribulation, it would be reasonable to think we could see the seeds of famine being sown on this side of the Rapture.
The Israel – Iran situation is getting very intense. More about this June 21… don’t miss it as I’ll discuss what looks like an imminent war between the Jewish State and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Everything points to it!
And the China-Taiwan situation continues to be intense. Every time the U.S. or the international community speaks of support for Taiwan, China sends jets into Taiwan air space.
Through all of this, in one way or another, our sovereign God is setting the stage for the coming Tribulation period. It’s closing in fast. That means the trumpet call and voice of the archangel could sound at any moment. Hallelujah!
Tim’s friend, Dr. Sam Slobodian, is now on his second trip to Ukraine meeting with the BIEM Mission Team, helping the distressed, delivering supplies and holding prayer meetings. Please remember Sam in your prayers and pray for his safety and that he would be a blessing to those suffering.
Tim’s Friend Bruce
At the End, Story of Tragedy
June 7, 2022 by Tim Buck
Dear friends and family,
I should do much better in keeping you informed concerning the situation here. I am concerned, though, that what I write may now be repetitious and of little interest. Still, I owe you a more regular stream of communication.
We had begun classes again about two and a half weeks ago. Classes went well and we were able to finish an in-depth study of the book of Revelation and a study of bibliology (the doctrine of the Bible). We were missing 3 of our students, but 2 joined us intermittently on Zoom, from afar. What’s more, we recorded the classes for those 2 men and for another who is still traversing the country to take people to safety and to deliver products into areas that have been destroyed.
With those products, of course, there is the opportunity to give folks Bibles, gospel literature, and a witness for the Savior. Some of those products come through a larger Baptist church here in the city, and some are coming from Dr. Mike Petersen in the area of Warsaw.
Our city has still been spared from major destruction, though we still have frequent warning sirens. One of my interpreters you’ve heard from before – Kateryna – is heading back here from Germany. She feels that she is emotionally and spiritually languishing there, and longs to be back home. We will be overjoyed to see her again, but I’ve told her that I wish she would still stay out of the country. With the war going more poorly for Ukraine in the heavy fighting to the east, I think we’re living in a fool’s paradise to think that we’re going to be safe here.
Maybe our people would prefer to live under the dangers here than to remain so far from their homes for so long.
It’s distressing to hear the news and the opinions that the war will drag on for more months, and years! And the reports of the horrible atrocities committed by the Russians in areas they now control (or have controlled) is both sickening and frightening. I wish that all of our women and children could be safe somewhere else. One practical issue for us is that, with all of the uncertainty, it’s difficult to plan for the future.
I know, though, that we are in the Father’s hand, and we will yet see His will and purposes accomplished. I often think of something I heard in a sermon from Dr. E.R. Jordan. It was something like this: “If God fails you, you’d have to be the most special Christian who has ever lived. You would be the very first child whom your heavenly Father has ever failed!” I often reflect upon that. When I’m tempted to fear, I remember the psalmist saying, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in you!”
Yesterday, I met with our graduate, the one who has so often gone back into the eastern part of Ukraine to evangelism and camps, and to take products to the folks who have been so afflicted there. I came away from that meeting with a heart so full! He showed me photos of the help we’ve recently sent to that part of Ukraine.
I suppose I’ve told you about the family there – believers – who have 8 children and lost their house in a bombing. We have purchased an unfinished house, built on a rock and with walls of rock. It will house the needy family and also provide a place for a church to have services and camps.
People have been meeting in that village for the last 2 weeks, with 6 adults attending. The house is being finished by a crew of volunteers, some of whom are unbelievers. The father of the 8 children has had a dream since he was saved a few years ago. He has wanted to begin Bible classes for all the children of his village. When his house was destroyed, he figured his dream also died. Now, he is elated and eager to begin that ministry.
An older pastor in a nearby city will begin to meet with him and teach him how to prepare sermons and preach. I mentioned to our graduate that it would be great if he could teach that man all he has learned, and he responded that this has been his dream! At present, he would not be allowed in that part of the country. Please pray that our mighty God will yet further intrude upon Russia’s plans and drive them from our borders! I am eager to get the opportunity to travel there and meet the believers and rejoice in their progress.
I received a “thank you” letter from a Baptist church that has received funds sent from here and distributed them in the form of food products and medicines. We are now sending further funds to help purchase firewood and coal, especially for destitute widows in that area. Oh, I neglected to tell you that the wonderful generosity of you folks also enabled us to buy 30 chickens each for about 49 families. We figure that will give them some food for more than a few days.
If you read the letter I’ll attach, it makes me seem like a wonderful man, a hero! I have no illusions about this, nor do I want that attention. The humanitarian part of our ministry here is simply to act as a conduit for the gracious and generous gifts you folks have been sending.
Oh, another prayer request I’ll make is that you’d pray that we will continue to be able to find diesel fuel and gasoline, which are almost impossible to acquire from day to day.
Story of Tragedy
Please Pray for Lyudmila Lutsenko
I am Lyudmila Lutsenko living in the city of Ilovaysk, Donetsk region, where there is a war I was after my husband I have two children and have three grandchildren.
One evening my husband and I were sitting near the front door and a mine flew into our house when it exploded and shrapnel shattered from it. Some pieces of shrapnel hit my husband, others shrapnel hit me. Shrapnel cut off my leg, cut my face and when the ambulance took me and my husband to the hospital, my husband died in the ambulance on the way because he had punctured lungs and they filled with his blood and he died.
I was miraculously operated on by doctors and I survived. I did not want to live as a disabled person, my whole body hurts, my soul hurts, my husband is gone and all sorts of bad thoughts came what to do next. One day, a Christian woman who had worked with me for 20 years and talked about God found out about my grief and she came to visit me, she reminded me once again that God loves me and He wants me to believe in Jesus Christ.
I did not resist for long I in the prayer of repentance truly called into my life Jesus Christ. I really saw God in Christians, and I also wanted to make a covenant with him through water baptism.
I want to thank you that the merciful God provides me with the help that you convey. I received grocery help, received medication since I do not have a leg and is cut by fragments of the body it always hurts me I need debilitating medicines. I feel very bad sleeping on a hard sofa I have a lot of pain from it my whole body I thank God that you helped to buy an orthopedic mattress you made my life easier.
Thank you very much, Thank God for your merciful heart. With love and prayer, sister in faith Lyudmila Lutsenko.
Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries
Recent Video Update
One of the reasons for reading the prophetic books of the Bible like Daniel and Revelation, and for studying Bible prophecy, is because of the clarity it provides to see where the world is headed and to see how the Bible describes the world in the last days.
Since we are living in the final hours of the church-age, much of today’s current events are written about in the Bible. God warns us as to what the morality and culture of the world will look like today!
God further provides us with the names of various nations we should be paying attention to who will play crucial roles against Israel in the last days. And those nations provide us with geography clues to help us better know the areas we should keep an eye on.
No one on earth has the advantage of this insight except Christian believers who take the Bible literally and study Bible prophecy in both the Old and New Testaments, comparing scripture with scripture.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
Wars and rumors of wars can be a frightening prospect to those who have no idea what’s coming. But for believers who have studied the Bible, the escalation of aggression we are seeing is just one more indicator that we’re drawing closer to the end.
Downfall of America
The decline of the United States has been anticipated by students of Bible prophecy who expect that in the last days, just before the Tribulation, America will be weakened and become a shadow of her former greatness. America’s decline must come to the point where she will no longer be able to stand with Israel or rescue Israel in her hour of need.
God does not want the U.S. Pentagon to interfere with His redemptive plans for Israel which includes bringing Israel to the brink of extinction so that they’re self reliance is shattered enough to call on the Lord (Dan. 12:7).
The U.S. served the Lord as Israel’s big brother and protective superpower during the wars of 1948, 1967, 1973, 1984 and up to the last few years. But America’s mission of propping up Israel is coming to an end as Israel’s time to face the Lord alone is about to arrive.
Is Nuclear War Coming?
Speaking of wars, what about a nuclear war? Based on Putin’s recent threats in Ukraine, should we be fearful that WW3 and a world-wide, thermal, nuclear holocaust is coming? Although it’s always a possibility, a careful study of Bible prophecy leads one to believe there may not be any major nuclear wars prior to the Tribulation for several reasons.
First, it doesn’t seem to make sense that God would have plans to wipe out millions of Christians just prior to the rapture of the church. The whole purpose of the rapture is for Jesus the groom to rescue His bride from the “wrath to come” (1 Thess. 1:10; 5:9).
Secondly, a pre-Tribulation nuclear holocaust doesn’t seem to fit God’s revealed plans to judge the world Himself. Just as He did in Noah’s day, the purpose of the Tribulation is for God Himself to end man’s rebellion on earth. For that purpose He has planned specific judgments of the worst kind recorded in Revelation 6-19 that include the prospect of nuclear war (Ezekiel 39:11-16; Zech. 14:12; Rev. 9:18). Based on this information, it doesn’t seem likely that a large segment of the world’s population would be wiped out just prior to the Tribulation judgments.
In addition to wars, Jesus foretold of the increase of deception, lying, hatred, lawlessness and even pandemics. All of these are increasing at a dramatic pace.
Why did Jesus tell us that we should expect all these horrible things to come? Was He trying to scare us? Doesn’t He know we are already prone to anxiety and worry? Yes He does. Our Lord knows us better than we know ourselves. It is precisely for that reason He foretold all these things.
End From the Beginning
God specifically planned the unique events that wind-down the church-age and that lead into the Tribulation period before the beginning of time (Isaiah 46:8-10; 48:3-5).
After planning the last days God then graciously tells us about His plans (Mk. 13:23), with more detail and clarity than most people realize. He especially does this through the Old Testament major and minor prophets (Amos 3:7) which are a priceless resource for us today although rarely taught. His prophesies are reminders to us that He knows the future and that He has every single detail under control.
God does all this to help prepare us, not to scare us, so we can recognize the signs and unusual happenings we’re seeing today in America and around the world and realize we’re living in the thrilling season just before Jesus returns.
In the midst of all His warning about the last days, He made it a point to assure us: “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass” (Matthew 24:6).
Over the years, I’ve recommended Bible students to get a study Bible like the MacArthur Study Bible (NKJV, Large Print). I recommend it because it never avoids explaining difficult prophecy passages and it usually comments on them by clarifying the context and providing cross references for better understanding. I suggest beginning reading through the Minor prophets (begin with Joel, Micah, Zephaniah, Zechariah 12-14) and reading the corresponding study notes below the text. This will open a fresh new resource about today’s world and provide the necessary means of discernment to better interpret tomorrow’s news.
What is the Biden Doctrine?
The Biden doctrine class will follow the prophetic impact of Biden’s moral and foreign policies and how they are accelerating last day prophesies about world events, Israel and the Middle East.
Over the last decade since Obama became president and declared, “America is no longer a Christian nation,” I’ve shared with close friends how I feel America is past the point of no return and that it would be wise for believers to anticipate and somehow prepare for national judgment.
I had no idea about what specific means God would use to release His judgment on America or how soon it would arrive. That changed for me when the Lord abruptly removed President Trump and replaced him with Joe Biden! America’s hour of trouble had arrived!
Knowing Bible prophecy enables us to see that God’s sovereignty and righteous judgment is now descending on America and is therefore allowing for the destructive path of the Biden Administration. God appoints world leaders for His sovereign purposes and there simply is no other biblical explanation.
There’s a lot of prophecy at stake on the conference tables of the State Department in Washington DC right now. Biden dividing Jerusalem and siding with the Palestinians and Iranians are just a few of the vexing issues destined to hurt America.
Recent photo from the Ursula Processing Center at the U.S. border
Real Photos of Another American Disaster
The photo on the left shows the shelves and pallets at the Ursula Center are packed with baby formula and supplies for moms with babies entering the country illegally.
The photo on the right above is from here at home where baby formula is scarce.
How is this possible? VP Kamala Harris was supposed to be Biden’s “border Czar” to take care of things like this. Where is she? I’m sure the new Israel-hating Whitehouse Press Secretary will tell us soon! Apparently there was a mis-communication between the Prez and his VP. The message she received must have said, “don’t put America first, concentrate on putting illegals first!” So sad!
Illegal immigrants get ‘pallets’ of baby formula amid shortage for America’s Moms!
As mothers desperately search for baby formula amid a nationwide shortage, the Biden administration is shipping pallets of formula to Border Patrol centers holding facilities for illegal immigrants.
A Florida lawmaker said a border agent sent her photographs of the deliveries, the Washington Examiner reported.
“They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border,” said Republican Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida in one of two postings of the photographs Wednesday on social media.
“Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula.”