by Tim Buck | Dec 21, 2022 | America, Joe Biden, Nations, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tim's Articles
U.S. Petrodollar Weakening
Ahead of the Tribulation Period
12/20/22 By Tim Buck
The decline and fall
of America is a biblical and prophetic necessity in order for God to deal with Israel alone during the coming 7-year Tribulation period. It’s sad sitting in a front row seat and watching it happen but God’s sovereign plan to redeem Israel takes precedence over all else in the last days.
That said, it stands to reason that the U.S. Petrodollar, one of the pillars upholding the U.S. economy must come to an end prior to the start of the 7-year Tribulation.
In 1971 a deal was struck between OPEC and the United States in which every barrel of oil purchased in the global marketplace would be bought with U.S. dollars. Any country, therefore, wanting to buy oil must have first exchanged its currency for U.S. currency. This “Petrodollar” system has created an artificial demand for the dollar as global oil demand has increased.
This has been responsible in large part for the US dollar’s relative strength over the last several decades, and thus also supporting Americans’ high standard of living.
Nothing better illustrates the utter ineptitude of the Biden administration’s dealings with the Middle East than Saudi Arabia’s decision to forge a strategic alliance with China.
Biden set the tone for his strained relationship with the Saudi royal family during the 2020 presidential election contest when he denounced the kingdom as a “pariah” state over its involvement in the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018.
By any standard, the deepening military cooperation between Russia and Iran should serve as a wake-up call to the Biden administration to redouble its efforts to reaffirm its commitment to key allies in the region such as the Saudis, who are committed to resisting any attempt by Tehran to expand its influence in the region.
That the Saudi’s are now moving away from its traditional alliance with the U.S. and strengthening its ties with Beijing is a strategic disaster of epic proportions, and serves as a damning indictment of the Biden administration’s careless treatment of the Saudis, for which the president is personally to blame.
Schematic map of the States members of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Vector.
There’s been a steady movement over the last decade to dump the Petrodollar by a substantial International coalition known as BRICS. The anacronym stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa.
Thanks to the weak and feckless U.S. administration’s treatment of the Saudi’s, it appears that they also are considering joining this anti-American coalition. It seems the U.S. is moving into yet another danger zone in the vital, world, energy sector.
Group Photo of Heads of BRICS Nations Family now reaches 28 nations including Turkey at the BRICS Outreach Event in Johannesburg (July 27, 2018).
Momentum for BRICS and moving away from the U.S. Petrodollar is growing fast with more eastern and anti-American nations joining the movement every year.
Unlike their low key welcome of Biden, Saudi Arabia lays on lavish welcome as China’s XI heralds ‘New Era’ in relations.
This news item out of Saudi Arabia is a rather significant development in terms of the Petrodollar’s days being numbered.
Chinese President Xi was welcomed in Saudi Arabia with pomp and circumstance, as trade deals were made with Saudi oil being bought in Chinese Yuan, and relations between the Arab oil-rich states and China drew closer.
Today America is living proof that having the world’s most important currency translates into a higher standard of living than most nations.
At one point in our history, our nation’s largest export was a variety of consumer goods. Now our largest export is the U.S. dollar…a dollar that costs us practically nothing to create.
How long will it be before the nations of the world figure out the dollar fiasco is a fraud?
Pray for America! This is but another sign of the soon return of Jesus.
Keep looking up!
by Tim Buck | Jul 15, 2022 | America, Gog and Magog, Isreal, Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia, Tim's Articles
President Joe Biden
Prophecy In The News This Week
7/15/22 by Tim Buck
Note: There is so much news in relation to Bible Prophecy this week, I’ve decided to include multiple current events articles here, all at once.
In a UAV strike this past Tuesday, the US assassinated the leader of ISIS in Syria, while severely wounding another senior ISIS official who eventually succumbed to his wounds.
The two terrorists were traveling outside Jindayris in northwest Syria at the time. Maher al-Agal was responsible for many attacks within the country, and was developing ISIS outside of Syria and Iraq. “The removal of these ISIS leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks,” said CENTCOM spokesman Col. Joe Buccino.
President Joe Biden landed in Israel Wednesday, arriving with a record low approval rating of 33% and a 40-year high inflation rate of 9.1%. He is destroying the American economy.
Yet, with that record and the knowledge that nearly two-thirds of those in his own party don’t want him to run again in 2024, he did his best to tell Israel how he will help them make everything happy with the Palestinians.
While there, he pushed the two-state solution and reaffirmed his intention to open a Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem, a slap in the face to the Israeli government.
There have now been 12 US presidential visits to Israel. One each from Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton came calling 4 times, George W. Bush (twice), Barack Obama (twice) and Donald Trump (once).
Out of all these, none – not even Trump, Israel’s best friend ever in the White House – attempted to verbalize support for the Jewish state as did President Joe Biden on this trip. He appears to model the spirit of Antichrist who will “come in peaceably” with many flatteries (Daniel 11:32) and woo Israel with promises of peace and security before turning against them and seeking their extermination.
Today he’s in Saudi Arabia. While there, he will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a man he once said must be held accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That get-together could be awkward. I do not expect that Biden will receive the same kind of celebratory reception when he arrives as did President Trump.
Russia continues to strangle Ukraine. Moscow has taken over 22% of the agricultural land and has burned wheat fields in other parts. The 20% of Ukraine that Putin already controls contributes approximately half of the nation’s GDP. If they take the districts of Mykolaiv and Odessa, Ukraine will be left with only 25% of their GDP and no seaports for trade.
The Ukraine war continues to have a crippling effect on the world’s food industry and economy.
Moscow’s relationship with other Central European nations continues to deteriorate. On Monday, the Russian #KILLNET hacking network launched a cyberattack on the Polish Tax Authority causing all sorts of havoc. Tensions with Lithuania were continuing to grow as the Baltic country expanded its restrictions on goods that they would allow to pass through to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
However, just yesterday, the EU caved to Moscow’s pressure and said that it was okay for Russian goods to travel through Lithuania by rail to Kaliningrad. The Vilnius government, which had only been following the EU’s sanctions, breathed a sigh of relief and said that it would not ignore “the positions and assessments” of the other nations.
Gog and Magog: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has made it popular for prophecy teachers today to tout the ongoing war in Ukraine as having a connection to the Battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39. However there is simply NO CONNECTION. Putin is not Gog and Magog is not Russia. In Ezekiel 38-39, Gog is Antichrist and Magog points to Turkey not Russia.
The Battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel is simply the prophet Ezekiel unpacking the story of the Battle of Armageddon which takes place at the end of the Tribulation not during the Church-Age. We should not assume Russia’s actions are a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. To hear my teaching on the Magog Invasion go HERE.
Turkey, Iran and Russia: Next Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Tehran, where he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
One of the primary purposes for the trilateral summit is the boosting of economic cooperation with Iran. The ties between these countries continues to grow.
Just on Monday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that Iran was preparing to provide several hundred military drones to Russia for use against Ukraine. Over just the past several weeks, 25 military cargo flights have been conducted to Russia from Iran.
Iran continues to supply arms to its proxy militias in Iraq and Syria. However, the actual delivery of these supplies isn’t always successful. On Saturday, a shipment from Iran that had passed through Iraq was destroyed in Deir a-Zor, Syria. In other Iranian weapons news, Iran has reached the capability for the 90% enrichment threshold needed for nuclear bombs. This adds them to the list of other threshold countries who have the technology and resources for nuclear weapons, but has not taken the step of building them yet.
Ahmad Sales, member of the Popular Defense militia that is connected to Hezbollah in the Golan area, was assassinated in southern Syria. It appears to be an Israeli targeted killing.
Finally, on Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force and the Greek Air Force conducted another joint training simulation. The exercise included both air-to-air combat, as well as refueling operations. While already enjoying close diplomatic relations, the two countries are drawing even closer as they see great opportunities ahead in the area of energy.
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We are looking forward to our next teaching on August 9 from the prophet Zechariah which I’m now calling Part One!
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2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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by Tim Buck | Jul 12, 2022 | America, Isreal, Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia, Tim's Articles
Muhammad Bin Salman, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and President Joe Biden
Potential Disaster Coming Upon America as Biden Heads To Middle East To Discuss 2-State Solution
7/12/22 by Tim Buck
This week, President Biden will visit the Middle East in his first trip to the region since taking office. He is set to visit Israel, the Palestinians aka the “West Bank,” and Saudi Arabia — from July 13 to 16. The administration has been preparing for this adventure for 6 months or more!
Most of the attention for the last few years has been on the Abraham Accords and Israel’s neighbors’ relationship and cooperation with Israel. But not with Joe Biden. He won’t be trying to build up Israel’s security. The top priority of this visit, although you won’t hear it on CNN, is to pressure Israel into dividing the land and to move forward with the 2-State Plan.
President Biden wants to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and jumpstart the Two-State solution that God hates! God has consistently warned America not to divide the land of Israel by sending a series of natural disasters that directly correspond to presidential pressure on the Jewish state.
The U.S. policy of encouraging Israel to divide the promised land is dangerous policy and pushing America out on thin ice once again. As I’ve spoken about this previously, every time an American president pressures Israel to divide the land some type of disaster strikes American interests revealing God’s anger. So America… hang on to your hat!
It seems Biden feels he’s immune to God’s warnings of dividing the Land as it’s all old Joe can think about these days! And why not? If you were Satan and Joe Biden was president of the United States, wouldn’t you stir his heart to Divide Israel? The enemy used a similar scheme of pride when he stirred David to number the people which God warned him not to do. In that case Israel was punished but in Biden’s case, America will be punished.
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
I Chronicles 21:1
The meeting this week has the potential of a perfect storm as America’s most liberal and most ardent, anti-Israel president will be welcomed by Israel’s most liberal Prime Minister in history, Yair Lapid, who came into power just 2 weeks ago. Lapid has given Palestinians cause for optimism as he has already voiced support for the Two-State Solution.
What will Yair Lapid do in these next few months before Israel’s election in November? And what if he wins the premiership outright? I wouldn’t hold my breath that he will stand up against American pressure like Benjamin Netanyahu was able to do against Obama. Lapid’s obsession with leftist policies is maddening and just about what you’d expect when we stand this close to the coming Tribulation period.
Lapid spoke Friday afternoon with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in what is believed to be the first direct call between an Israeli prime minister and the PA chief in five years.
The White House has been working on a ‘road map for normalization’ between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of President Biden’s visit. Biden plans to squeeze Saudi Arabia.
The surge in global oil prices sparked by the administration’s radical environmental policies has led Biden to court Saudi Arabia, in hopes they will increase oil production. However, it appears Biden’s squeeze is set to fail before he leaves Washington as Saudi officials announced Monday the country is not willing to abandon its oil production alliance with Russia, which Biden claims is the reason for our sky-high fuel costs.
Biden visit set to cause traffic chaos in central Israel; 16,000 cops to be deployed
Biden’s visit this week is set to snarl traffic in central Israel, with the main highway connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv set to close for hours in both directions on Wednesday afternoon, police announced on Sunday.
The Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, known as Route 1, will be closed between the airport-area Shapirim Interchange and the entrance to Jerusalem.
Biden will land at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday afternoon and depart from it en route to Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon. Security arrangements for the visit, officially titled “Blue Shield 3,” are set to include over 16,000 police.
The U.S. State Department
is now offering nonprofit groups up to $1 million to investigate and report any Israel human rights violations.
by Tim Buck | Jan 18, 2022 | Iran, Saudi Arabia, Tim's Articles
Middle East War On The Horizon?
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Increasing Conflict In Yemen and the UAE
Yemen’s Houthi Militia Makes Military Strike On U.A.E.
16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
As the Middle East heats up and presses toward war, we should not be surprised that Saudi Arabia and Iran are caught-up in the middle of an increasingly dangerous conflict. They are mortal enemies and the more their conflict grows the more it may signal the approaching Tribulation period.
Both nations play a major role in Bible prophecy. Iran, who is Shiite, will ultimately become part of the Turkey-led, ten-king Caliphate (“the beast”). Saudi Arabia will not!
According to the above two verses, the harlot, which is earlier described as Mystery Babylon, will come to an abrupt and unexpected end and be destroyed by the very beast she rides.
Since Saudi Arabia is the hated harlot of the Middle East we will review the current flare up in the Arabian Peninsula and discuss its relation to Bible prophecy!
by Tim Buck | Mar 11, 2021 | Islam, Isreal, Saudi Arabia, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
TRUMP’S LAUNCH OF THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS CONTINUES TO HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT WITH MORE AND MORE MUSLIMS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST WARMING TO THE IDEA OF A THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
Muslim’s Supporting Israel’s Rights To Build the Temple
Tom Nissani, head of the Temple Heritage Foundation, told Arutz 7 this era is a golden opportunity. “It is becoming increasingly clear that the main obstacle – the Temple Mount – is in our hands,” he said.
“This is a historic opportunity to expel the hostile, Muslim Waqf control from the Temple Mount and transfer it to full Israeli management that will allow full freedom of access and religion to the mountain in cooperation with the Emirates, Saudis and Moroccans, Jews and non-Jews who will attain shared goals.”
Last week on Twitter, Saudis conducted a campaign promoting Islam’s true holy sites, Mecca and Medina, while downplaying the importance of Jerusalem in the religion of Islam. There is a growing excitement in the Middle East right now, thanks to the Abraham Accords, for a rebuilt Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. And the best part? Muslims are calling for it!
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”
It is a fact of Bible prophecy that there will be a rebuilt Third Jewish Temple during the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” in Jerusalem after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church takes place.
We see this in multiple places in both the Old and New Testaments. The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt including the renewal of animal sacrifices for the purpose of symbolically showing that Jesus is the Lamb of God.
In the middle of the Tribulation, the armies of Antichrist, will take possession of the Temple as Jesus described in Matthew 24:15.
In departure from the Palestinian narrative, the Saudis have begun to recognize a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.
This developing story of Muslim nations showing favor to Israel’s historic right to the Temple Mount is strong evidence for the fast approaching Tribulation. Buckle your seatbelts as the church’s flight to heaven may be getting ready to lift off!
FROM ISRAEL TODAY: One of the more viral tweets was posted by Saudi cartoonist Fahd al-Jabiri, who wrote that “the direction of the prayers of the Jews is not important to us, what is important to us is only our homeland.” By referencing the “direction of the prayers of the Jews,” al-Jabiri implicitly recognized the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, thus contradicting the Palestinian narrative on the matter.
An English-language tweet by a man from Morocco named Ibtassam really got people heated when he not only emphasized that the Temple Mount is of no particular importance to Muslims like himself, but then went on to express his hope that the Third Jewish Temple will soon be built there. See below.
Dear brothers and sisters, Join the Saudi hashtag “قبلة_اليهود_لاتعني_لنا#”. This recent Saudi twitter movement believes that there is no importance of the temple mount to Muslims, and the waiting for the [Jewish] third temple. A new era, one of peace is coming. #قبلة_اليهود_لاتعني_لنا