By Tim Buck
One of the most important international agreements in modern history is being secretly negotiated behind the scenes, and once it is publicly announced it could fundamentally change the geo-political make-up of the Middle East.
From a Bible prophecy perspective, what’s currently taking place has the potential to leap-frog us onto the doorstep of the Tribulation.
The ramifications of Saudi Arabia, the most fully committed Muslim country on earth, who serves as the religious authority and head of Islam, making a peace deal with the Jewish State is explosive enough. Add in the likelihood of Israel and Saudi Arabia partnering in support of a new home for the Palestinians and you have a whole new breakthrough in Bible prophecy.
That’s what we see happening in the near future and that’s why we’re asking for your prayers that our heavenly Father would graciously grant all of us a special discernment and wisdom in understanding His sovereign plan today!
Spiritual discernment is the skill of separating truth from error which Scripture encourages us to do, “examine everything carefully” (1 Thess. 5:21). It is a call to believers that is especially relevant in the last days with such deception taking place daily. Without discernment, you can get virtually any biblical truth, cultural trend or political development wrong.
The last days are challenging times for all of us that require a fresh intimacy with the Lord, new empowerment, godly discernment, added strength to persist and stamina to prevail in all He’s called us to do.
While we’re engaging and studying this month, we‘re also praying for you because we consider you part of this ministry through your giving, serving and prayers.
As we pray for you, will you pray along with us? We believe the Lord can fully prepare us to fulfill what He has called us to, but we know that “apart from Him, we can do nothing.” Will you please join us?
God’s Warnings in 2023
Preview of Coming Wrath
9/5/23 By Jan Markell
Edited by Tim Buck
“Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
of us were heartbroken at the images coming out of Maui in early August. Everyone said it was like the end of the world. It was apocalyptic. The scenes remind us of images from WWII when dozens of cities looked like Lahaina, Maui.
But this wasn’t a war time ordeal. This was a peaceful day in paradise that was interrupted by the unthinkable. A wildfire of suspicious origin violently ended the lives of hundreds, and potentially thousands, of people whose day started like any other and ended in a hellish ordeal. We see why the Bible says, “Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2) Life can end abruptly and unexpectedly. No one is promised a tomorrow.
The word “apocalyptic” is being used all over the world as the planet groans, awaiting the liberation of Jesus Christ when He will set it free.
Elsewhere in Europe, a month of rain fell on parts of Slovenia in a single day. China experienced devastating floods. Crops throughout the region were completely wiped out, and the property damage that has been done is off the charts. Devastating heat has tormented millions of people around the world. Hail pounded Germany. Fires in Portugal created an “apocalyptic inferno.”
This, and much more, as we are in a run-up to the Rapture—the ultimate apocalyptic event.
“Go Gay Hawaii”
And divine judgment must also be considered as we see reprobate activity. “Go Gay Hawaii” welcomes everyone to gay-friendly Maui on a website built for just such promotion.
The website says, “The Maui gay community is substantial and accepting. There are numerous LGBT and gay-friendly businesses on the island, exclusive Maui gay resorts and plenty to see, do and experience on this magical island. Maui Gay Pride is a staple event taking place each year around the first weekend in October.”
The promotion continues, “In 2011, when Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed legislation legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, he sealed the State’s fate as one of the top gay destinations in the world. We welcome you to plan your Maui gay vacation or wedding today!”
And interestingly enough, about the only structure in Lahaina not destroyed was a church, though it was not a gospel preaching church.
Preview of Things To Come
During the seven-year Tribulation, every city and nation will look like Maui. Can you imagine? I cannot. The city of Lahaina is a preview of things to come. The earth will reel from earthquakes, meteor showers and asteroids, stars falling from heaven, and the moving of mountains. One- third of the trees will burn up.
The sun will go dark and the moon will turn to blood.
Mankind will hide in caves and rocks and plead, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6:12-17).
When things are at their worst, Christ will suddenly appear on planet Earth during His second coming or “no flesh would be saved.” (Matthew 24:22)
God is warning the unbelieving world about what is coming. Billions perish during that unprecedented time, and modern-day disasters are a pale foretelling of things to come.
Before The Wrath
If you have Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, none of this is of concern. Believers escape the wrath to come in the Tribulation (Rev. 3:10).
But all of us have loved ones and unbelieving friends who know little about God’s plan of the ages. They have never been told about eternal life. They are unaware that God’s wrath is not destined for true believers—unless you tell them. And, unless you outline the plan of salvation to them. As ambassador’s for Christ, that’s our calling!
Do so today while there’s still time!
Petrodollar, BRICS 11 Shifting Away From America
8/31/23 By Tim Buck
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
Eight years ago when we started Focus On The End Times and our website began, there were no doubts as to the status of the US Dollar being the reserve currency of the world.
The US Petrodollar was set up in 1974 as the ticket to keep US dollars in demand internationally and therefore America’s buying power relatively stable. This unique pro-American system has kept the American dollar king of world currency for the last half century. Anywhere you travel in the world you can flash a $100 bill and people pay attention! And both the system and the dollar were still solid just eight years ago.
Decline of the Petrodollar
Since that time, there has been a growing movement by many nations to break the monopoly of the US dollar in international trade. China is the prime mover in this. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to make China the dominant military and economic power on earth.
Nation by nation is chipping away at the hegemony of the US dollar as trade agreements are put in place for nations to trade in a currency other than the dollar.
The BRICS nations are at the center of this effort.
One rather large dent in the monopoly of the dollar has developed due to the Biden Administration’s failed Middle East policy toward Saudi Arabia. As a result, Saudi Arabia is now selling its oil to China in Chinese Yuan.
BRICS 11, Anti-Western Block
The leaders of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) gathered in Johannesburg last week in what is likely to be a pivotal meeting for the bloc’s trajectory. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend due to an International Criminal Court warrant. But Moscow and Beijing pushed for the group’s expansion in a bid to strengthen the bloc as an alternative to the U.S.-led liberal international order and as a counterweight to the Group of 7 (G7) and other Western-led alignments.
Along those lines, it was
announced that six additional nations are joining BRICS at the start of 2024. They are Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the oil producers the UAE, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Over 40 more countries have applied to join revealing a major shift in world power from west to east.
The Petrodollar was used by the entire world decades ago. Now, only the Western allies of the United States are still using dollars to conduct trade and buy oil. That is, only half the world, not all the world. Half of the world population—contained in the BRICS 11—will not be.
Either way, how the Petrodollar ends does not matter, it will surely end as it seems inevitable Satan’s assault on America will continue unabated. Either way, if the Petrodollar goes away it spells a decline in Americans’ standard of living with the dollar continuing into high inflation.
Get yourself ready. Test yourselves. Pull any idols down in your hearts higher than Christ. Keep watch for “the coming of the Lord draws nigh!”
Cities Climate Leadership Group To Ban Meat, Dairy, and
Private Ownership of Vehicles By 2030
8/24/23 By Tim Buck – Fotet.org
“Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.”
Fourteen major American cities are part of a globalist climate organization known as the ‘C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’, which has an ‘ambitious target’ by the year 2030 of ‘0 kg of meat consumption’, ‘0 kg of dairy consumption’, ‘3 new clothing items per person per year’, ‘0 private vehicles’ owned, and ‘1 short-haul return flight every 3 years per person.’
If the question is ‘is there a plan by highly-funded and shadowy organizations to use climate intimidation to take away all animal products, fossil fuel and private vehicle ownership?’, the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ It is happening all around us, and in fact, the people behind this are no longer trying to hide it. The UN brags about it in their ‘Agenda 2030’, and King Charles has already called for a ‘military-style campaign’ costing trillions of dollars to make it happen. What a gem he is!
“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5
Now a pilot program to best determine how these things will be implemented is already underway, dealing with what they call ‘consumption-based emissions’. In order to get rid of that, people will no longer be allowed to eat meat, dairy products or privately own vehicles of their own choosing. This will be led by blind leaders who are leading blind people through organizations like the United Nations. Governments around the world will pass Climate Change mandates into law, and just like that, your choices will no longer be your choices.
14 American Cities
From the Federalist: C40’s dystopian goals can be found in its ‘The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World’ report, which was published in 2019 and reemphasized in 2023. The organization is headed and largely funded by Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The movement is gaining momentum as nearly 100 cities across the world make up the organization, and its American members include:
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Focus On The End Times serves as your “watchman on the wall” against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church.
After the Rapture, time is up for all mankind who oppose God’s will! Once the Tribulation judgments begin, within 7 short years, all unbelievers will be removed from earth (Mt. 25:31-46) as Jesus returns to reign as King!
The Serious Mistake Of Assuming The Rapture Will Not Happen In Your Lifetime
7/28/23 By Tim Buck
“Behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”
There’s no greater joy amid our struggles and sorrows than looking forward to the Rapture and the joys of Heaven. It will be an experience and paradise that far exceeds our imagination.
JESUS IS COMING SOON
In the past, some believed they knew the exact timing of the Rapture and as a result brought shame to the cause of Christ and turned many Christians away from the study of future things.
Today, many people make an equally serious mistake; they assume the Rapture will not happen in their lifetime and thus believe that nothing will alter the future course of their lives nor interrupt their aspirations. I’m not saying we shouldn’t make plans or have goals, but as the signs of the Lord’s return multiply, we must hold them loosely in our hands (James 4:13-17).
God’s Word tells us there will be a generation of believers alive at the time of Jesus’ coming to take us to glory (1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Thessalonians 4:17). The myriad of signs pointing to the nearness of the seven-year Tribulation indicate that we are very close to meeting Jesus in the air before we die.
How can we not rejoice at such a possibility?
Jesus is coming very soon! It’s because we don’t know the day or hour that we look for His appearing as though it could happen at any moment, just as He commanded us to do.
I know for many, the biblical event we refer to as the “Rapture” seems a bit scary, but please understand it will be the most wonderful and joyful experience you can imagine, and as Paul said, “far better” than anything down here! Jesus has lovingly taken into account any apprehension we might have about this sudden interruption to our lives; we have no reason to fear.
HEAVEN WILL FILL OUR HEARTS WITH JOY
Is there a greater source of encouragement during these trying times than the exciting adventure that begins when we meet Jesus in the air? I don’t believe so.
Is it any wonder that Paul instructs us to “encourage one another with these words” after discussing the events associated with the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:18). The promise of meeting Jesus “in the air” was to be a source of comfort and edification for Thessalonian believers. The silence in so many churches regarding the Rapture tells me they no longer believe that Paul’s many admonitions apply to today’s believers, but they are mistaken for not reminding the saints to be ready!
The Rapture will mark the beginning of us seeing the Lord who escorts us into the Father’s House into the glory of the Throne Room described in Revelation 4 and 5, which will fill our hearts with boundless joy. It seems inconceivable why pastors are so afraid to talk about the rapture today since we are most likely the generation that will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air.”
THE WARNINGS ARE EVERYWHERE
We live in the season of Jesus’ appearing to take His church home to glory. Please don’t make the mistake of assuming that the Rapture cannot happen today, this week or this month. We live at a time when the convergence of signs point to the soon arrival of the Tribulation and thus to our meeting Jesus in the air before it begins.
Longtime pastor and prophecy teacher David Jeremiah recently warned that those who ignore the reality of Christ’s imminent return do so at “their own peril.” In his interview with The Christian Post, he also said this about the Rapture:
“There’s no excuse for us, if we read the Bible, to be surprised, because the Bible tells us that this is going to happen. There’s no sign of the return of Christ and the Rapture, but there certainly is a prediction of the kind of season it’s going to be . . . . I believe that Christians really need to stay glued to the Scripture and not get too far away from the truth because it’s so precarious right now.”
I can’t keep up with all the warnings and I don’t know how it could be possible for the Lord to give us more warnings of what’s about to happen than what He’s giving to us at this moment.
‘THE SOUND OF FREEDOM’
Take for instance the evil of CHILD TRAFFICKING! Could anything be more demonic than stealing children and selling them into sexual slavery to a lifetime of abuse and demoralization. Last night we went to see “THE SOUND OF FREEDOM” exposing this tragic blight on humanity. If you haven’t seen this… you should! It’s playing now!
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Yet so many believers remain asleep in a bubble of normalcy, deaf to the alarm bells ringing in their ears, and blind to the signs given to them throughout Scripture. Sadly, a great many Christians are lulled into such drowsiness by “Bible-believing” pastors who promote the false veil of normalcy by proclaiming a message of “peace, peace” (Jeremiah 6:13-14).
As I look at the wickedness, violence, rampant deception, and extreme lawlessness in America, I’m certain that we live on borrowed time. God’s judgment on the country that I love is long overdue but like the Rapture, sure to come!
Someday, perhaps today, the Lord will say “enough,” and He’ll remove every single living believer from off the face of the earth… “in the twinkling of an eye.”
Don’t fall for the lie that these things cannot begin in our lifetime.
It could all begin on a day just like today!
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.