A SHAKING AND A WAKING – AN END-TIME SHIFT?

A SHAKING AND A WAKING – AN END-TIME SHIFT?

 

A Shaking and

A Waking

An End Time Shift?

Tim Buck – 3/26/2020

The world is in shock! But the question for bible believers is, “why are we surprised?”

Prophecy watchers have been warning people for years that end-time events could be shocking, even before the Rapture. We have let people know that Tribulation events would cast a shadow on the Church Age as God gears up to close the Church Age. We have talked about the “birth pangs” of the last days for decades.

God doesn’t shake the entire globe very often. He did during the time of Noah and at the Tower of Babel. There was a terrible plague in the 1300s and a pandemic in 1918. Two world wars took a stunning toll.

But now an unseen enemy—a virus, no less—has created fear-driven chaos, and some unknown factors are causing people to embrace a worst-case outlook for the world. At this time, we don’t know how this plays out. It certainly has apocalyptic implications.

Presidential proclamations aren’t doing the trick. There is going to be a mess to clean up since the world is in a meltdown, markets are crashing, economies are tanking, people are losing all stability, and lives are being lost.

Still, there is much that is puzzling! There’s something more at play here. The Swine Flu of 2009-2010 affected 61 million Americans yet produced little panic. Neither Barack Obama nor U.S. Governors stopped life as we know it back then. Sporting events went on, schools remained open, as did churches. Disneyland was not affected!

Fast-forward to 2020. Have you read the headlines… the sky is falling. It’s the end-of-the-world as we know it, even though most who get this new disease, Covid-19, will recover.

So, I have to ask if this is the crisis the globalists have waited for — or have their hand in — to make the world as one? Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling for a ‘Temporary Global Government’ to deal with COVID-19. But two men mess up their plans: Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu. Recently celebrities lauded John Lennon’s song “Imagine” which visualizes the world united with no religions. These people are wishful thinkers but that’s not happening.

I believe what we are witnessing with COVID-19 is an end-time shift. A clearer warning period about the greater disasters coming soon. God is stopping the world. It’s as if He’s screaming down from heaven saying, “look up here, pay attention, danger is just ahead!” In His grace and mercy He’s trying to get the world’s attention just as He did in Noah’s day before the flood. In that era, Noah preached righteousness for 120 years and no one listened.

Jesus warned about birth pains when He taught about the end times in His Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24-25). He specifically mentioned pestilence as a birth pain (Mt. 24:7; Lk. 21:11; Rev. 6:8).

I would describe this global pandemic as a wake-up call and precursor to the Tribulation birth pains; as is the great locust plague that is ravaging Africa and the Mideast; as is the large number of social uprisings in countries around the world; as is the appearance of the “last-days” people with their lying and immoral behavior, as is the increase in earthquake activity; as were the record-breaking Australian wild fires; as is the discovery of an asteroid headed toward earth; as is—you get the picture.

Birth pains increase in frequency and intensity until the moment of delivery. Which means, the moment of delivery is getting closer!

This particular birth pain is global which created world-wide unrest like we’ve never seen. In just a few months, the world is at a stand-still gripped by fear giving us a test-run for how fast things will go south after the Rapture.

Once the Tribulation begins, the prophet Daniel described it as coming on like a flood (Dan. 9:26). Within seven years, every unbeliever will either be dead or evicted off planet earth when Christ returns and it will be over. Done. Gone.

If one rapidly spreading virus can cause this type of global disruption, can you imagine how disruptive the Rapture will be when tens of millions go missing followed by 21 major judgments in a row with no let up? This is a pebble in the ocean compared to the day of God’s wrath that will rock the world to its core.

This is a test run so. A taste of the lightening speed of the Day of the Lord that’s coming. Billions are self-quarantined at this moment. It has shaken all earthly things. Sports, financial markets, distractions, hobbies, concerts, you name it—they’ve all been shut down.

Those things aren’t bad in themselves, but it’s as if God is removing any distractions for a moment in history to plead with the world again, ‘Look up! Look to me! This world is temporary. Think about eternal things. I love you. I died for you. Please don’t ignore me. Turn to me now while there is time.’”

What we see playing out before our eyes is a part of the predicted scenario. These things must happen. God is shaking the nations. They have been too consumed with pleasure to pay Him the least bit of attention but He reaches out in stunning fashion. The question is, how many more warnings like this are coming before the end?

We keep getting feedback that people who would never listen before are now asking questions. This is a time for a fearless church to speak truth to a fearful world who needs Jesus.

I trust that you are there with answers.

Prophetic News Update – Happening Now

Prophetic News Update – Happening Now

As the Sea of Galilee fills to bursting, Israel’s joy also overflows. At the parched freshwater lake where Jesus walked on the water, there has been a serious drought but now there’s some good news.

After weeks of major rainfall, the Sea of Galilee could see the nearby dam opened to send water into the Jordan River for the first time since 2013.

That means that Israel’s incredible food production, the envy of the Middle East, will become even more incredible this year.

Various plagues of Biblical proportions are wreaking havoc around the world.

Since Sept. 2019, the worst wildfires in Australia in decades have killed 28 people, destroyed more than 3,000 homes, burned 15-20 million acres, and killed millions of animals.

Currently, billions of locusts are devouring crops in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan. (There is little left that people and animals can eat; think famine.)

About two-thirds of the pigs in China have died from swine flu, pork is now a luxury, some Chinese have not had pork to eat in about six months, and some have turned to cheaper meat (rabbits and dogs; think rider on the black horse; Rev. 6:5-6).

Thousands of chickens have also recently died from the H5N1 Bird Flu Virus in China.

The Coronavirus has caused China to declare a national emergency, the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, the U.S. has declared a national health crisis, other nations are taking similar steps; and there have been several reports that the real statistics are being grossly under- reported.

The U.S. is trying to contain it, but if it makes its way to Mexico, America’s open border will allow it to spread, and the U.S. will be helpless to stop it.

Incidentally, they are hard to come by, but washable, anti-viral or bio-block face masks do exist (Google for information).

China’s leader Xi Jinping ordered churches and crosses to be destroyed, he ordered the Bible to be rewritten, he ordered the posting of signs at churches forbidding anyone under 18 to enter, and forced people to worship him like he is God.

Perhaps, it is time to ask Xi Jinping if he is God, why doesn’t he stop the plagues that are killing the people and pigs in China.

Perhaps, it is time to ask if the true God is showing Xi Jinping and the world who really is in control.

President Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East called “Peace to Prosperity,” has been rejected by the Palestinians and the Arab League. No surprise there.

“The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity!”

But understand that no one expected them to accept the first offer, and no one should believe that their rejection means the plan is dead.

Contrary to the predictions of some that the Arabs would immediately attack Israel, several Arab nations are warming up to Israel and encouraging the Palestinian Authority (PA) not to close the door.

On Feb. 3, 2020 (6 days after Pres. Trump released his peace proposal), Prime Min. Netanyahu met with the current leader of Sudan (a 95% Muslim nation with about 43 million people and a member of the Arab League), and the Sudan and Israel agreed to stop all “mutually hostile actions and positions.”

Shortly after that, Tunisia’s ambassador to the UN helped draft a UN resolution that condemned Pres. Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” proposal.

Tunisia (a 98% Muslim nation with about 11 million people) abruptly recalled their ambassador and fired him for condemning the proposal without consulting with them.

It’s also interesting that the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, the EU, Sudan, Bahrain and Oman are talking about meeting in Egypt to discuss Pres. Trump’s peace proposal, and they are trying to get Jordan and the PA to attend.

Notice that these Arab nations have not gone to war against Israel.

They are talking about meeting with Israel to discuss ways to advance the negotiations.

Also, don’t overlook the fact that any number of events (war with Syria, war with Hezbollah, Iran, etc.) could change the situation.

There is no doubt that there will be a peace plan at the beginning of the Tribulation Period and all signs indicate we are inching ever closer to that catastrophic, seven-year period.

God alone knows whether Pres. Trump’s proposal will be re-negotiated in the future by Antichrist and Israel as the final covenant that triggers the Tribulation.

Pres. Trump, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and several others have told the Palestinians this may be their last chance to have their own state.

The U.S. has now told Mahmoud Abbas that the anticipated upcoming meeting in Egypt could be the Palestinians’ last chance to have their own state.

Decade Of The Roaring Twenty’s – Decade Of Prophecy

Decade Of The Roaring Twenty’s – Decade Of Prophecy

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say there will be more prophecy unfolding and more prophecy fulfilled in this decade than at any time in the last 2000 years!

Jesus described the signs at the end of the age as birth pangs (Mt. 24:8) indicating they would increase and become more intense as we draw closer to the Lord’s return.

That’s exactly what happened in the last decade. Explosive events in the Middle East like the Syrian civil war, the rise of ISIS and the Arab Spring led to the disruption of Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Egypt and set the stage for the rise of Turkey and Iran.

What do all these nations have in common? They all play a significant role in Bible prophecy.

The pattern of increasing prophetic activity will continue throughout the roaring 2020’s as the King of Glory maneuvers our world into position toward the countdown of the Rapture and Tribulation.

You never know… this decade may even include the Rapture and the 7-year Tribulation before it’s over! Are you ready for His upward call,

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).

We are living in a time when the battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan is intensifying as Satan knows that his time is short.

I’m convinced that this is because we are nearing the return of Christ-and the ultimate annihilation of Satan’s kingdom.

We are entering the most important decade since the Lord ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives in the first century.

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah will roar from Zion this decade to remind us His return is closer than ever!

How Emerging Prophecy  Is Changing Israel’s Political Landscape and Hijacked the 2019 Election

How Emerging Prophecy Is Changing Israel’s Political Landscape and Hijacked the 2019 Election

Religious Jews (Orthodox) in Israel are growing in number and influence. As a group they lead the nation in annual child-birth rate. They are now shaping foreign policy and have become one of Israel’s strongest political blocks as evidenced by Israel’s do-over 2019 election now rescheduled for Sept. 17, 2019.  

The rising tide of Orthodox Jews is a sign we are growing closer to the Tribulation. Remember, in the generation before the Rapture, Israel’s religious leaders will be pressing the government to build the Temple and re-institute the priestly animal sacrifices as described in Daniel 9:27.

The Rabbi’s will be heralding the coming of Messiah and demanding respect for Sabbath laws and Israel’s Civil Laws to give way to Torah laws (Mosaic Law). 

And that’s exactly what’s happening today! As never before, Israel’s religious community has a loud voice that’s demanding more and more attention!  

While the majority of Jews in Israel remain secular, Israel’s Orthodox Jews are increasing and influencing the very things that God will use in the first half of the Tribulation to win them to Christ.

It’s likely that the Orthodox Jews in Israel today will be the first converts to Jesus in the Tribulation and make up the 144,000 servants of Christ spoken about in Revelation 7 and 14.

We will have a lot to say about this at class this Tuesday as we discuss Israel’s Covenant with Antichrist and the building of the Temple. 

Class This Tuesday, “Trump Effect” on the Middle East

Class This Tuesday, “Trump Effect” on the Middle East

Trump Policies are Game Changers and Having a Profound Effect on the Middle East

Trump Policy: 

Accelerating Last-Day

Events 

Most of the developing stories in the Middle East these days stem from the “Trump Effect.”

President Trump’s leadership and policies are shaking up the norms and having an impact.

Join us this Tuesday, June 11, as we discuss what’s happening in Israel and the Middle East: 

This Tuesday

The Trump Effect

1. Trump’s Sanctions Iran, IRGC and hitting Hezbollah where it Hurts!

2. President Trump Withdraws U.S. from United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

3. Netanyahu wins then disbands Knesset. What happened? Why Does Israel Need New Elections?

4. Trump Peace Plan to be Released on June 25 at “Prosperity to Peace” Summit in Gulf State of Bahrain

5. Saudi Arabia Warming With Israel, Pushing Trump Peace Plan – Offers Abbas $10 Billion to get on board!

6. No More Waivers: Trump Trying to Force Iranian Oil Exports to ZERO

7. Trump, EU Warn Turkey to Stop Illegal Drilling in the Mediterranean

8. Why is Iran on Israel’s Doorstep and Building a Port in the Mediterranean?

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How Will the World End?

How Will the World End?

How Will the World End?

Are You Prepared?

So what do we know about the end of the world? Does the Bible tell us how the world will end?

Just as importantly, what don’t we know? And how should we live in light of this knowledge?

This intriguing subject will be the focus of our class next Tuesday as we discuss man’s final test and the sudden turn of events that triggers the end of the world.

To learn more, here are two helpful passages to read ahead of the class.

Recommended Reading

Revelation 20

2 Peter 3

A few of Tim’s short teaching videos from Israel are now on YouTube

Next Tuesday

Kingdom Trilogy, Pt. 3

Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away

Class Topics

1. Man’s Final Test (Pass or Fail?)

2. The Million-Man March on Jerusalem

3. Satan’s Final Deception

4. What kind of judgment will we face?

5. Is this earth going to be destroyed?

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When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

Revelation 20:7-8