Getting It Right!
1/16/24 By Tim Buck
We’ve waited eight years to teach this important topic!
The vital teaching you’ll hear in the upcoming class pushes back on many of the most popular prophecy themes today. It’s an urgent call to stop listening to the wrong people about what to anticipate for the coming government of Antichrist.
A false message is being preached these days and unfortunately, that’s the only message being heard.
But what does the Bible really say about the makeup of Antichrist’s empire? Pull up a seat and listen closely as you ponder these issues!
1. Satan’s Kingdom
One of the major themes of Daniel and Revelation is how Satan has attempted to use seven successive, anti-Semitic empires to annihilate the chosen people in his attempt to overturn the plans of God.
What we find is that the empire-model Satan designed for this purpose was never a global empire. It was a kingdom that was large, but not worldwide. The strategy was for his kingdoms to dominate a geographical region big enough to control the Middle East and all the land of Israel, but not the whole earth.
The pattern of using regional empires, not global empires, will continue with the empire of Antichrist.
2. Hyperbolic Language
We learn in Daniel that global-like descriptions are used (hyperbole) to describe the size and extent of Satan’s empires. This tricky style language makes these Satanic empires appear to be world-wide empires when they are only regional empires in size.
The pattern of over-stating the size of Satan’s empires in Daniel continues in Revelation for the empire of Antichrist whose domain, like the previous empires, is limited, not worldwide.
3. Revived Empire
The popular notion that Antichrist and his coming empire will rise from Europe, in the form of a revived Roman Empire, is misleading and unfortunate as it has led millions of prophecy students away from Daniel and Revelation’s geographical path of a coming Middle Eastern Empire.
The result is a lack of clarity about what drives the evil nature of the coming empire and what exactly it will look like and a complete disregard for the Islamic nature of Antichrist’s empire which is like forcing a square peg in a round hole.
Only an understanding of the Islamic link to end-time prophecy will bring consistency to interpreting Daniel and Revelation. Without that connection, it’s pure guesswork which is why we see so much confusion on this crucial topic.
Contrary to what most Bible prophecy books, podcasters and teachers predict, the world is trending away from Globalism, not towards it.
5. COVID Conspiracy
A culture of conspiracy among prophecy teachers and books in contemporary America has mistakenly connected the COVID-19 nightmare as the “first-stage” in a supposed “Global Reset” toward building a coming one-world government . This notion is inaccurate and stems from a misidentification of Antichrist’s Islamic Empire, and assuming it to be a typical, western-style empire.
A New Perspective on
Earth’s Final Kingdom
1/3/24 By Tim Buck
I am excited to share with you what I’ve learned over 40 years about the size and impact of Antichrist’s coming Kingdom. WARNING: The teaching may not sound like anything you’ve heard before!
After years of research, for the first time, I will share the ground-breaking insights about the captivating code of hyperbole we find in Daniel and Revelation that must be used to interpret details about Antichrist’s Empire!
Without understanding Daniel’s code concerning Satan’s empires, you will misinterpret what Revelation says about the empire of Antichrist.
Anyone who is a student of prophecy is probably aware that the majority of prophecy teachers and books, as well as those infamous prophecy podcasters and end-time movies sees the events of the last-days through the lens of globalism where Antichrist will emerge in control of the whole world.
The anticipation is that overnight, Antichrist will somehow, singlehandedly rise to control everything on earth and have the power to cause every single person on earth to take the MARK OF THE BEAST or be killed.
Is that about what you believe?
It is understood that Antichrist will be in control of every penny, every person, and all the world’s military assets and nuclear weapons.
The view has been handed down and mostly unquestioned over the last 50 years.
But is this what the Bible really says?
Focus on the End Times believes this view is inaccurate, misleading and stems from a misinterpretation of hyperbole found in Daniel and Revelation. As we unpack the scriptures we will find that the notion of all the world being under the control of one man during the final seven years is in conflict with the rest of scripture.
So be careful who you listen to and don’t miss this revolutionary teaching that will be packed with information we’ve never taught before!
Join us to Kick-Off this special night of teaching in 3 weeks!
Biblically Pure Red Heifer Arrives In Ancient Shiloh, Captivating Visitors And Researchers
Shiloh was home to Israel’s tabernacle and was the center of spiritual life in ancient Israel.
Modern Shiloh built its synagogue to resemble the ancient tabernacle. When we visit Israel next year, we may be able to visit Shiloh to see the sight of the tabernacle and now the red heifers.
Red Heifers Arrive In Shiloh
7/21/23 By Tim Buck
New developments for “The Quest to Build the Jewish Temple” are coming at a fast pace. Don’t miss our exciting Movie Night in just over 2 weeks to learn much more.
Visitors recently flocked to Shiloh in Samaria’s Binyamin region to welcome a biblically pure red heifer back home to the sight of Israel’s first sacrifices.
The 22-month-old cow, which was brought to Israel from the United States, found a new home at the Ancient Shiloh heritage site, where the biblical Tabernacle once stood.
In the coming month, two more heifers will be transported to the town, and a center will open there dedicated to researching the phenomenon. The heifers will be kept in a fenced-off area, able to be viewed by visitors. Just a few years ago, this seemed more like a fairy tail, but in today’s end times, the impossible becomes reality almost daily.
Shiloh is an ancient city located about 30 miles north of Jerusalem. For generations, it was Israel’s spiritual center.
It was the first permanent home to the tabernacle where the Ark was housed, offerings were brought, and where Hannah offered her famous prayer.
The First Holy Temple was built in Jerusalem by King Solomon, roughly three thousand years ago. Until then, God’s “home” — the Tabernacle — was in Shiloh. Jewish spiritual life was centered there and Jews performed aliyah (pilgrimage) and brought offerings there — for 369 years, until the death of Eli, the High Priest, when the Ark was stolen by the Philistines and, it seems, Shiloh was destroyed (I Samuel, chapter 4).
The mysterious red heifer, or Parah Adumah, is first mentioned in the Book of Numbers, when God instructs Moses and Aaron to take “a perfectly red unblemished cow, upon which no yoke was laid.” The animal is subsequently slaughtered, and its ashes are used in a purification ritual.
The discovery of an entirely red such heifer is a rarity. Jewish sources state that only nine were slaughtered in the period from Moses to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.
In keeping with biblical law, the heifer put on display in Shiloh is completely red, and has never borne a yoke.
“This is an exciting and exceptional event for the entire Jewish people,” said Ancient Shiloh CEO Coby Mamo. “We are already in touch with researchers and promoters around the world who are waiting to come here with large groups.
We have returned to the site of the Tabernacle in Shiloh and are bringing back the Jewish past for the future of our people.”
Binyamin Regional Council head Israel Ganz called the cow’s arrival a “historic moment.”
“The Ancient Shiloh site is continuing to grow and develop, and the Red Heifer Center will attract more visitors, up to one million a year, from Israel and around the world,” he added, calling it “good news for the Jewish world, for scientists and researchers, and for everyone.”
The Greatest Prophecy In
Predicting The Day Messiah Would Arrive!6/27/23 By Tim Buck Fotet.org
9 “Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you; He is righteous and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
So what do you get when you have the greatest prophecy in the Bible mixed in the same chapter with the greatest prayer in the Bible? You get another great FOTET class!
Daniel’s prophecy telling the day that Jesus the Messiah would arrive was fulfilled on Palm Sunday when Christ made His “Triumphant Entry” into Jerusalem, riding a donkey.
In Zechariah 9:9, the prophet speaks of the future king presenting himself to Jerusalem while riding on a humble donkey. This foreshadowed what happened 500 years later. As explained in Luke 19:35-37, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and presented himself as the Messiah, and King.
This took place exactly 173,880 days after Artaxerxes Decree in 445 BC, just as Daniel predicted on the dates in the above chart (Daniel 9:24-27). Israel should have known the day of Jesus the Messiah had arrived but like most people today, they were too busy to take notice!
Pathway To Daniel’s
Life of Spiritual Fitness
6/26/23 By Tim Buck
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.”
The prophet Daniel, maintained a special walk with the Lord and had great spiritual vitality in the midst of a world that was often hostile to his faith. Daniel’s healthy spiritual life came about through his practice of at least six spiritual disciplines on a regular basis –
When he arrived in Babylon, Daniel refused to eat the rich foods of the king’s table and requested a simple diet of vegetables and water (see Daniel 1:12). While this was not a complete fast, Daniel restricted his food intake in order to maintain his spiritual focus. Later, he fasted while interceding for the restoration of Jerusalem (see Daniel 9:3). In Daniel 10:3 we read again of a partial fast from rich food, meat, wine and the use of fragrant oils over a three-week period of mourning following a vision of coming war and hardship.
Daniel prayed three times a day (see Daniel 6:10), presumably upon waking in the morning, at midday and before retiring at night. When his enemies passed the shameful law (Daniel 6) that you were only allowed to pray to the King, or be eaten by the lions… Daniel opened his windows and prayed to the God of heaven. He also prayed when called upon to interpret dreams for the king (see Daniel 2:18). His powerful and instructive prayer in Chapter 9:3-19, is possibly the greatest prayer recorded in the Bible and shows us all the elements of a rich, biblical prayer. Daniel’s wisdom and education were no substitute for his vital fellowship with God in prayer.
We know little about Daniel’s specific worship practices. The Israelites in exile had to adjust to the lack of a temple or place of meeting and the prohibition of sacrifices in Babylon. Nevertheless, we see evidences of Daniel’s beautiful praise and worship and his thanksgiving after God revealed to him the answers to dreams (see Daniel 2:19 – 23).
The study of the Scriptures also undergirded Daniel’s life. His insistence on a strict dietary code shows that he was familiar with the laws of purity, such as those in Leviticus. Daniel 9:2 records that Daniel studied the writings of the prophets, especially Jeremiah, his contemporary, who had remained in Jerusalem. In addition, we know from Daniel 9:13 he studied the writings of Moses and specifically the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Daniel read and studied God’s Word and memorized and taught God’s word, in good times and bad times, and this is what enriched his faith and gave him his deep understanding of God’s plan for his life.
Repentance and Confession
Repentance and confession also characterized Daniel’s life, as evidenced by his prayer in chapter 9. In this prayer he identified not only with his own sin but also with the sin of his people.
Daniel also practiced the spiritual discipline of service, regarding his work as the king’s political adviser as a ministry from the Lord. Daniel never compromised his beliefs, and his faith was evidenced in his work on countless occasions. Daniel shows us that faithful believers can thrive in the midst of difficult work environments and under deteriorating political conditions. Their lives can shine as testimonies to their faith in God.
The root concept of holiness is that of being “set apart” from the world. Daniel’s spiritual disciplines set him apart as God’s person from the very beginning of his time in Babylon. The Babylonians constantly tried to assimilate God’s people into their culture, changing their Hebrew names to Babylonian ones. Despite these efforts, Daniel’s spiritual disciplines helped him retain his true identity as a follower of the one true God and kept him from compromising his faith.
Daniel’s spiritual exercises also helped him look to God for strength when all other supports were stripped away from him. In the king’s court, Daniel lacked a favorable consensus about right and wrong. Instead, Daniel drew his strength and support directly from God. We, too, can use these spiritual disciplines to help us draw strength from God and walk by faith in the midst of our culture of opposition.
Daniel 9:1-19May 18, 2023 By Tim Buck
“Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.”
We’re always in a battle. It’s not a fight against circumstances or people, but against powers, principalities, and spiritual forces (Eph. 6:12). We certainly see the battle raging around us in the actions of men and nations, but it also rages in the heavenlies and even in our own hearts (James 4:1-4).
When Daniel read from Jeremiah 25, he didn’t forget for a moment this very biblical principle: prayer is the proper act in all times and circumstances. The fulfillment Daniel anticipated was one of great joy for the deliverance of Jerusalem.
Daniel’s prayer reveals much of what he believes about God, and it reveals how we, too, can walk with God in all circumstances (Dan. 9:18-19). With the promise of restoration at hand, Daniel focuses on God’s righteousness, remembering that the initial captivity of God’s people was due to His judgment against their sin and idolatry. Recognizing the people’s rebellious and forgetful nature, and not presuming God’s mercies, Daniel prays, “Lord, righteousness belongs to you” (v.7). It’s a prayer that offers us clear principles for how we can approach the Lord and His instruction.
First, God’s faithfulness doesn’t eliminate our need for prayers, but galvanizes it. In the face of blessing, the natural inclination of the human heart is self-congratulation. We like to take credit for the good stuff (but not the bad), and tell ourselves, “I must have done something good to deserve this.” But James reminds us that every good gift is from God (James 1:17) and depends wholly upon His grace. Therefore, blessings should always humble us.
Second, prayer fixes our thoughts on God, rather than the circumstances. Worry, fear, materialism, and selfishness all grow dim in the light of Christ. Our petitions are first and foremost to be for His glory as we seek first the kingdom of heaven (Mt. 6:33), just as Daniel petitions God to act for the sake of His own glory.
Third, prayer recognizes God’s goodness and greatness. Because of His goodness, we are called by His name and enjoy the security and joy of salvation. Because of His grace, we can approach Him with confidence that He hears all our petitions and confessions. Because of His greatness, we know He has the power and authority to answer.
And God Answers!
God responds to Daniel not only with the assurance of Jerusalem’s restoration, but with the promise of “the Anointed One” who will satisfy the need for offerings and sacrifices and judge the destroyer (Dan. 9:25-27).
Praise God, our faithful High Priest Jesus hears and answers our prayers. Take a minute to be blessed by reading Daniel’s amazing prayer in Daniel 9:1-19.