Israel Invades Rafah

Israel Invades Rafah

 

Israeli officials said the first Israeli tanks started moving from the Israeli side of the border towards Rafah on Monday while Hamas continues to double-talk and lie about a hostage and ceasefire deal proposal brokered by Egyptian and Qatari mediators. 

 

 

Israel Invades Rafah

What Will Be The World Response This Time?

5/7/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Hamas Must Go

The War Cabinet unanimously decided that Israel will continue its operation in Rafah in order to exert military pressure on Hamas in order to promote the release of the hostages and reach their war goal of defeating Hamas.
The IDF chose not to accept a Hamas truce in light of the 3 IDF soldiers that were killed on Sunday and Israel’s recognition that Hamas is simply trying to delay Israel’s assault on Rafah in hopes that world pressure will prevent it! lying about the truce was another major consideration.

The IDF has indeed launched a major operation in Rafah with blistering targeted airstrikes and tanks rolling in on the ground.

“Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! All you of Philistia (Gaza) are dissolved; For smoke will come from the north, and no one will be alone in his appointed times.”
Isaiah 14:31

About two hours after Hamas supposedly responded positively to an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal, Palestinian and Arab media reported Monday evening that IDF forces and tanks began to enter Gaza’s East Rafah, in following intense heavy shelling in the eastern area of ​​the city.

The IDF spokesman confirmed the report and said that “IDF forces are attacking and operating now against targets of the terrorist organization Hamas in a targeted manner in East Rafah.” The Palestinians reported that houses were blown up in the al-Shuqa area and around the Rafah Crossing, and that there was tank fire and artillery shelling from the east.

Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday morning that it had begun to warn civilians living in eastern Rafah to evacuate to an expanded humanitarian area in al-Mawasi, between Khan Younis and the Mediterranean Sea.

This expanded humanitarian zone includes, “field hospitals, tents and increased amounts of food, water, medication and additional supplies,” the IDF stated.

The IDF also said it is working with international organizations and partner countries to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

Calls to evacuate were made using flyers, SMS text messages to cell phones, phone calls and media broadcasts in Arabic.

Flyers were dropped over Rafah on Monday morning with the following text (translated from Arabic):

“The IDF is about to operate with force against the terror organizations in the area you currently reside, as the IDF has operated so far. Anyone in the area puts themselves and their family members in danger. For your safety, evacuate immediately to the expanded humanitarian area in al-Mawasi.”

According to Palestinian reports, another set of flyers was dropped, warning residents to not move north to Gaza City, calling it a “dangerous combat zone” and telling them it is “forbidden to approach the eastern and southern security fence” with Israel and Egypt.

In addition to warning civilians to make their way to the new humanitarian zone, Israel also warned them that Hamas operatives have fired on civilians during previous evacuations.

The decision to begin evacuating civilians followed the IDF’s consultation with the United States, when Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with his counterpart, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on Sunday evening.

The move also comes amid an apparent breakdown in hostage negotiations.

On Sunday, while Israel was waiting for a final response from Hamas regarding the proposal, rockets and mortars were launched toward the Kerem Shalom Crossing at the southern border between Israel and Gaza near Rafah. At least 10 Israelis were injured and 3 soldiers were killed in those attacks.

During his conversation with Austin, Gallant informed him about the Hamas attack and told him, “There was no choice left, and this meant the start of the Israeli operation in Rafah.”

In the U.S. Department of Defense readout of the call, Austin reiterated the U.S. position that any IDF operation in Rafah must include a “credible plan to evacuate Palestinian civilians and maintain the flow of humanitarian aid.”

More Rage Coming

Bible prophecy indicates that Israel will become the center of controversy in the latter days and that the eyes of all the nations of the world will be focused on the Jewish people!

Regardless of the success of the IDF incursion into Rafah, we can anticipate renewed, violent, anti-Israel reactions and demonstrations across the globe as Satan stirs his demon forces to prevent Israel’s defeat of Hamas.

Every day, Israel and the Jewish people are making headline news making them a powerful testimony that we’re living in the concluding moments of the Church Age. Pray the Lord will guide us to be wise and aware as we live and make decisions to glorify Him in the last days!

 

 

Workers set up tents in al-Mawasi, an Israeli-designated “safe zone” in Gaza along the Mediterranean coast. 

 

Prophecy News Headlines  This Week In The News

Prophecy News Headlines This Week In The News

 

Israel is preparing for an imminent direct attack from Iran; Tehran yet to decide, as Middle East remains on high alert!

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran as soon as this weekend, according to a person familiar with reports. A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made, says the Wall Street Journal today.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking from an air base in southern Israel, also on Thursday, vowed to respond directly against any attack on Israel. “Whoever harms us, we will harm them. We are prepared to meet all of the security needs of the State of Israel, both defensively and offensively.”

“And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.”
Judges 11:4 

 

 

Prophecy News Headlines
This Week In The News

4/12/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

What a week it has been. If there’s a biblical phrase that best describes the Middle East over the last week, it’s “wars and rumors of wars”. From the attack in Syria that killed multiple high-level Iranian personnel to the looming war with Hezbollah in the north to the imminent invasion of the IDF into Rafah in the Gaza Strip, the tension has reached unprecedented levels. If that’s not enough, Israel is making preparations for a potential and imminent confrontation with Iran.

What’s worse is that the United States, has become unreliable during Israel’s darkest hour since the nation was reborn in 1948.

Genesis 12:3a
“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you…”

Joel 3:1-2
“For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.”

Matthew 25:37-40
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

At the time of Christ’s Second Coming, He will not ask anyone if they stood up for America or any other nation.

The Lord will only ask if they stood up for Israel.

In these historic times the enemy has deceived the Biden administration and America will end up paying a huge price.

Standing with Israel is not an option from God; it’s a commandment from God.

 

Israel

The tension is at an all-time high inside Israel as the war in Gaza rages on. Israel continues to receive threats from Iran, and they’re receiving strikes almost daily from Hezbollah on their northern border. War with Hezbollah is on the horizon. However, the aim of the IDF and Israel’s government is to finish business in Gaza first – specifically, the city of Rafah, which is the final stronghold of Hamas. And yes, regardless of what the world media is telling you, Israel is going to enter into Rafah soon and finish the job. Attacks are already happening there.

Maybe you’re thinking, won’t this isolate Israel all the more if countries pull their support due to Israel not achieving a ceasefire? To this, my response is twofold: 1) Hamas has rejected every ceasefire proposal put forth. 2) While it’s a shock to live through these biblical times, God revealed ages ago that Israel would one day be isolated from the rest of the world so that only He will intervene on her behalf. The God of Israel will make good on His promises.

 

Gaza & Hamas

One of the biggest complaints coming out of the UN and the global community has to do with the alleged death toll of civilians in Gaza. First of all, war is ugly, but the IDF does everything it can to minimize and avoid civilian fatalities. And let’s not forget that Hamas uses its people as human shields. They have perfected the act of cowardice. Secondly, it surfaced in a report on Wednesday that the Hamas-run organization responsible for keeping track of the death toll in Gaza couldn’t validate over 1/3 of the alleged deaths. Over 11,000 of the 30,000+ deaths could not even be verified.

On Tuesday, it surfaced that an Israeli attack killed three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and four of his grandchildren were killed. One would think there would be great mourning. This is not the case when you love death more than you value life. He thanked his nonexistent god for their martyrdoms.

The IDF continues to operate in multiple areas inside of Gaza at this time. Often, forces will temporarily remove themselves from some key locations, which causes the terrorists to come out of their holes, exposing them, leading to their elimination.

 

Lebanon, Syria, and Hezbollah

As mentioned, Israel can see a war with Hezbollah on the horizon – it’s only a matter of time. By God’s grace, Israel hasn’t had to deal with Hezbollah while they wrap things up in Gaza, which has allowed them time to move reinforcements up north and manufacture more ammunition and weapons.

 

Iran

In what’s not a surprise, the Islamic state of Iran continues to develop its nuclear program in pursuit of obtaining a nuclear weapon – something they’re no longer vague about. Iran also continues to strategically sow chaos in the Middle East through its proxies in the region. Furthermore, Israel is prepared to deal with a military confrontation with Iran any day now following the targeted killing of two Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) generals and five others associated with the terror organization. This happened when the Israel Defense Force (IDF) leveled an annex in Damascus, Syria, that belonged to the Iranian embassy. One of Iran’s personnel that was killed was in the decision-making circle for Hezbollah and played a crucial role in the planning of the October 7 massacre.

The Iranians know that if they attempt to attack Israel directly, their nuclear sites will enter the crosshairs of the IDF.

The United States

While periodic support for Israel is expressed from the US government, the current administration is flirting with a dangerous line concerning the jeopardizing of its relationship with Israel. Some of the more recent negative revelations coming out of the US include the decision to label products coming from “Jewish settlements in occupied West Bank”, increased pressure in the form of withholding aid if they don’t pursue a ceasefire in Gaza, and more. Commander of the US Central Command, General Michael E. Kurilla, is visiting Israel now to consult with top military officials in preparation for an attack from Iran.

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!

In The Twinkling Of An Eye

In The Twinkling Of An Eye

 

In The Twinkling
Of An Eye

11/2/23 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Don’t put off surrendering yourself to Jesus! Today is the day to be sold out to Him… not tomorrow!

Because of the many signs of the times and because of the promise of the Rapture, tomorrow may never come!

When the trumpet sounds, and the ‘shout of the archangel‘ is heard, it will be too late to surrender your life to the Lord.

When Jesus comes, it’s over… in an instant!

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Cor. 15:51-52

Twinkling, Blinking

There are numerous definitions for the twinkling or blinking of an eye. If the Apostle Paul is describing the speed of the rapture as a “twinkle,” then he’s describing something so fast, it’s difficult to comprehend.

The “twinkling of the eye” is the time it takes for light to enter the eye, reach the back of the eye, and be reflected back out. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so a twinkle amounts to about one billionth of a second.

The blinking is a bit slower. But still too fast to recognize. A blink lasts somewhere between 300 and 400 milliseconds, or considerably less than half a second.

Taking both of these into consideration, the reason why the Apostle Paul used this term was to assure us of the supernatural nature of the Rapture. He wanted to emphasis there is no human effort that can impede it, slow it down, or hold it back.

When it’s on, it’s on, and up we go defying gravity like superman! In the millisecond it takes to be raptured, we will find ourselves above earth’s atmosphere in our glorified bodies filled with joy and standing in the presence of the Lord! We will “meet the Lord in the air.”

Let’s just say it’s a supernatural event that takes place super-fast!

From Earth to Heaven and Back,
A Tour You’ll Never Forget

Living believers on earth, from every continent, will hear the upward call of the last trumpet and be instantly transformed into their glorified bodies, and at the same time be launched into the air to be with Jesus.

Our instantaneous
disappearance of being here one second and there the next has already been experienced by Enoch, Elijah, Jesus and even the disciples while still in their boat! (John 6:21)

The believer’s Itinerary after the Rapture is almost beyond comprehension. At the Rapture we will be escorted by Jesus through outer space to heaven and then He will usher us in to the Father’s House with exceeding joy! (Jude 24)

The church will spend seven years in heaven highlighted by the marriage of the Lamb just prior to descending back to earth with Jesus at His Second Coming! Revelation 19:14 depicts the church as the Lord’s army descending with Jesus to the Battle of Armageddon!

Every believer will make this roundtrip from earth to heaven and back. Oh what a bright future is in store for God’s children as we round-trip the universe with the omnipotent creator as our guide!

We’ve had some wonderful tour guides on our FOTET Tours, over the years in Israel, but nothing can compare to travelling through the universe with our creator and hearing Him calling the stars by name as we pass by! (Ps. 147:4)

The Prize of the Upward Call

After talking about his testimony and how he is still striving for “Christlikeness” in his life, the Apostle Paul admits he hasn’t quite reached it yet (Phil. 3:12-13). But he says this is why he is all-the-more eagerly looking for the Rapture.

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the UPWARD CALL of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:14

The prize of the upward call we should be looking for is when we finally put on permanent Christlikeness which happens at the rapture when God calls us up to heaven and in His presence. The call is described in Revelation 4:1 as a voice yelling, “COME UP.” That’s when will instantly
receive the long-awaited prize of being “like Him for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).

This twinkling moment of our ‘upward call’ could happen at any second. Just looking at world conditions today should be enough incentive for every believer to be ready to meet the Lord. He’s even at the door!

Don’t make the mistake of believing in can’t happen today! Because when it happens, it will be over before you realize it took place. Hallelujah!

Today, right now, would be a good time to call on Him.

Visitors Flock To Ancient Shiloh To Welcome Red Heifers!

Visitors Flock To Ancient Shiloh To Welcome Red Heifers!

 

 

 

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
Fotet.org

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 Incredible Book and Prophecy of Zechariah!

The Incredible Book and Prophecy of Zechariah!

The Incredible Prophecy Of
Zechariah
9/26/22 by Tim Buck
Fotet.org

The book of Zechariah is not only the longest of the twelve Minor Prophets, it is one of the most frequently quoted.

There are 71 quotations from Zechariah in the New Testament. One third of them appear in the Gospels and thirty-one are found in the book of Revelation.

The book of Revelation has over 500 quotes or allusions from the Old Testament with Ezekiel being the most and Zechariah having the second most quotes.

Zechariah pictures Jesus in both His first coming (Zechariah 9:9) and His second coming with the last 3 chapters (12-14) serving as one of the grandest prophecies in all of the bible, describing details found no where else in scripture for the events of the last days, Christ’s Second Coming and the Millennial Kingdom.