by Tim Buck | Feb 13, 2023 | How to Live the Last Days, Signs, Syria, Tim's Articles, Turkey
The Great Earthquake of 2023 and the Sudden Surge of Prophetic Signs
2/13/23 By Tim Buck
Watching the aftermathof the major earthquake in Turkey and Syria and their many aftershocks has been gut-wrenching. This massive natural disaster has been eye-opening for the church in terms of where we now stand in the last days.
As most are now well aware, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck south-central Turkey near the border with Syria on Sunday, February 5th. It was the single most powerful quake in the Middle East since 1939.
At a little past 1:00 AM on Monday morning, the ground began shaking in southern and central Turkey and western Syria. Because of its shallowness, the 7.8 quake devastated the region. Nine hours later, a second quake struck, this one 7.6, with an epicenter less than 100 miles away from the first. The damage has been catastrophic.
More than 35,000 are confirmed dead with another 45,000 missing. Many of these are buried in the rubble of 8500 collapsed buildings, which will undoubtedly double and possibly triple the current death toll. Those without a roof over their heads number greater than 400,000, a number which is even more tragic considering the snow and below freezing temperatures in much of the affected area.
The earthquake has reminded the church that we are squarely in the “birth pangs” that Jesus spoke of to His disciples in Matthew 24. In the last three years, we have had a global pandemic that has killed nearly seven million people, a world war that has killed 100’s of thousands and now a massive earthquake that has killed over 35,000. What is coming next?
The earthquake shook all of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus, most of Israel and Jordan, and parts of Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Most of the regions mentioned in the Bible were shaken. The earthquake was so massive that a large portion of Turkey moved as much as 10 feet westward (source), and the result is that the entire region has been swarmed with aftershocks—nearly 3,000.
When earthquakes of this magnitude strike, typically hundreds or thousands of aftershocks will follow for an extended period of time—weeks, months, even years. Jesus’ words in the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24 about the “birth pangs” have now taken on sudden urgency and relevance like never before. The Church should be fervently praying.
Remember, Jesus spoke to his Jewish brethren about life in Israel leading up to his return. While earthquakes in distant places like New Zealand or Chile get our attention, nothing is quite as relevant as when the big one hits smack dab in the heart of prophetic ground zero. And now there has actually been a trigger for ongoing earthquakes across the Middle East for the foreseeable future.
Moreover, this quake may have put into motion tectonic activity leading up to bigger ones to come. Dr. Ata Richard Elias from the Lebanese University in Beirut has said that one more shift of the Arab plate would erase Lebanon off the face of the map.
Again, consider Jesus’ words:
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Looking at the search criteria HERE, you can confirm that this mega-quake was the largest to strike not only the Middle East, but large swathes of Europe, Africa, and Asia beyond the Middle East, since 1939. You can see the search region below:
At the moment it’s looking like 2023 is when prophetic signs are finally starting to boil over.
Until we’re gone, the Restrainer will restrain, but His restraining hand appears to be lifting this year.
Putting this in perspective:
- Something of international concern happened the day right before this earthquake: the U.S. shot down the 200-foot-wide Chinese reconnaissance/EMP test balloon near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
- The largest Middle East earthquake in 83 years shakes the whole Middle East and thousands of aftershocks are continuing across the region, and they will continue for the foreseeable future. Jesus’ prediction in Matthew 24:7 has never been more applicable than right now.
- Putin is about to re-invade Ukraine with a massive 500,000-man army, and if NATO responds, there’s nothing left but World War III.
- The Iran-Israel standoff is finally boiling over this year. Israel recently struck several facilities deep inside Iran in the city of Isfahan because Iran now has the materials to build somewhere between four and six bombs. Time has run out.
- Next month will witness a sort of Babel 2.0 moment: the first orbital flight of the SpaceX Starship. It’s the first spacecraft capable of sending colonists to the moon or Mars. It’s my opinion that, just like the ancient tower of Babel, where the world tried to “reach up to heaven,” today’s world is crossing the line here and God will not allow this in mankind’s current fallen state.
- The five red heifers are apparently still kosher and will be ready for slaughter this year. This would fulfill one of the final missing criteria for the rebuilding of Israel’s Temple. The heifers are necessary for cleansing the temple and making it ready for sacrifices.
- The U.S. and Canadian governments are now claiming three “unidentified objects” were shot down over the U.S. and Canada and the wreckage is being retrieved. While these may end up being claimed to be advanced craft from Russia or China, this could also end up being a final unveiling of the Satanic deception of an alien invasion that could help the enemy to explain away the removal of the Church from the earth (2 Thess. 2:9-11). This story is now at the top of most national news sites (see here, here, and here).
- Finally, the new Israeli government is the first religious government in the history of the modern state of Israel. We’ve waited 75 years for this alignment. This is a crucial end-time development in Israel’s Knesset and something very important I’ve tried to point out for years. Previous conservative coalitions were reliant on secular nationalists. Bibi’s coalition is reliant on the religious right. The significance is that this is the exact coalition you would expect to be in place for demanding Israel’s right to build the Temple and for stewarding the religious revival of the nation as it enters the Tribulation.
Several years ago I spoke that if God was to reject Donald Trump for a second term in office and instead, install Joe Biden, we could very well be entering the last four years of the Church Age. Indeed, I still stand by that possibility. Perhaps, though, it’s really the final ONE.
So if you would prefer not to experience the worst seven years in human history, it is my fervent plea that you instead believe the good news about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved today.
by Tim Buck | Jul 27, 2022 | Isreal, Prophecy, Signs, Tim's Articles
Signs and More Signs
‘The Return and Reign
of Jesus Christ’
7/26/22 by Tim Buck
Did you know
the Bible contains more prophecies about the Second Coming of Jesus than it does the First? In fact, the Bible says specific signs will appear prior to His return, and Jesus Himself commanded us to look for those signs!
The world’s problems and end-of-the-age prophetic signs are rapidly increasing which is one of the reasons we’re going to take a close look at the prophesies of Zechariah.
Zechariah 12–14 is loaded with end time signs! It’s hard to count them all with over 100 prophesies in 44 verses! The 3 chapters offer one of the most sweeping end-time passages in the Bible as God presents details of Israel’s future in graphic detail.
Remember how Israel was in captivity for 70 years in Babylon? Zechariah was probably born in those years and travelled back to the land to rebuild the temple.
Writing around 500 BC, the first 11 chapters focus on Christ’s first coming while chapters 12-14 focus on events surrounding the second coming of Jesus.
Zechariah 12-14 simply has no equal in the Old Testament. The prophecy is one of the richest prophetic passages, rising above all others in terms of the breadth of detail that it covers.
The extensive prophecy covers Israel’s dramatic last days beginning with today’s modern era including Israel’s return and re-birth in 1948 and her modern wars (’48, ’67, ’73). It continues through the Tribulation period with the dramatic repentance and salvation of Israel.
Beginning in chapter 14 the prophet moves into the Millennial Kingdom where we see the Tribulation survivors going up to worship King Jesus from year to year in the Feast of Tabernacles with Jesus on His Throne in Jerusalem.
The one challenge to the reader is that while most information is in chronological order, it sometimes circles back to highlight new details of a topic already discussed. The book of Revelation follows this same pattern. This can be a challenge at first as it jumps backwards without warning.
It also helps to know the prophecy contains 3 distinct invasions of Israel as follows:
1. The Arab invasions of Israel’s modern wars, (1948, 1967, 1973) Zech. 12:4-9
2. Antichrist’s invasion of Israel in the middle of the Tribulation capturing the West Bank and East Jerusalem (‘half the city’ – 14:2) – Zech. 14:1-3
3. The Battle of Armageddon offering a graphic depiction of nuclear war and God’s defeat of the nations – Zech. 14:4-7, 12-15
by Tim Buck | Jan 11, 2022 | How to Live the Last Days, Signs, Tim's Articles
One of the signs of the last days is lawlessness and America seems to be racing down its path.
7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
2 Thess. 2:7-10
On his third day in office, Manhattan’s new District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, instructed his staff to stop the prosecutions of many serious crimes. They will no longer prosecute people for resisting arrest, prostitution, theft of services, or most instances of trespassing. Where he can, the new District Attorney is downgrading crimes like armed robbery from felonies to mere misdemeanors. That means people using a gun to commit robbery will, in some cases, be back on the streets without ever seeing the inside of a jail cell.
These changes, he said, will “make us safer.”
How would one go about destroying a free nation? When you think about it, the answer is obvious. Inundate that nation with the seeds of lawlessness, then water those seeds. Encourage the weeds of crime while removing good and fruitful plants. Get rid of things like order and justice and trim down the police force. Open the prisons. Make arrests meaningless. Reward evil and penalize good. Carefully nurture a garden of evil. That’s where it seems, the United States is headed.
This country has chosen to embrace and even celebrate all kinds of sin and debauchery. Unless the U.S. turns from this wickedness, it will fall. And that fall will devastate democracies everywhere. On our way down, Satan himself will use American dysfunction to bring ever-increasing chaos to the planet.
America has fallen to the moral bottom insisting that good is evil and evil is good and demanding the rest of the world follow our path to doom. We’ve pushed God out of our land and now we’re paying the price. The Bible describes this coming true in the last days. In Matthew, chapters 24 and 25, Jesus gives a discourse on the time leading up to His return. In Matthew 24:12, He said, “Lawlessness will abound.”
by Tim Buck | Mar 4, 2021 | Isreal, Joe Biden, Peace Plan, Signs, Tim's Articles
“NATO Of The Middle East”
Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have been discussing expanding military cooperation in facing the common enemy of Iran.
All four countries are US allies and believe a nuclear Iran would be a major threat. The group has been closely eyeing the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with great concern.
“There is much to be gained by expanding cooperation,” a source said. The remarks came following an article by World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder in Arab News calling for a “NATO of the Middle East.”
Lauder said his contacts in Arab states viewed Israel as the only reliable ally against Iran, and vice versa. They are “contemplating the West’s inability to halt these belligerent, dangerous developments” of Iran resuming uranium enrichment and limiting International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to nuclear sites, he said.
“Facing the accelerating threat of a malevolent Iran and the weakness of a coronavirus-hit world, the path toward self-reliance seems also to be the only path forward,” Lauder wrote. “Israelis and Arabs should seize the opportunity to work together to save the Middle East from the looming catastrophe of extremism and nuclearization.
”Israel is in talks with the three Gulf states about a defense alliance, Israel’s i24 News reported last week. One early indicator of a possible defense alliance is that Israel did not object to the US selling F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, after the countries normalized ties as part of the Abraham Accords last year.
Under US law, Washington must make sure its weapons sales in the Middle East do not threaten Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. Following meetings between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his US counterpart at the time, Jerusalem gave the green light to sell the planes to Abu Dhabi.
Israel and the three Gulf states are discussing further security cooperation in the aftermath of the 2015 deal between world powers and Iran, which they felt does not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon once the agreement expires.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS, as the Saudi crown prince is known, secretly met in Neom, a planned futuristic-Saudi city on the Red Sea, last November.
In a move seen to please Iran, the Biden administration is now considering canceling the sale of the F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. It appears that the Middle East is dividing into two camps over the subject of Israel with the formation of pro-Israel and anti-Israel factions joining together.
Sadly, the anti-Israel Biden administration seems to be more comfortable aligning itself with Iran and the anti-Israel coalition.
by Tim Buck | Feb 3, 2021 | Isreal, Joe Biden, Signs, Tim's Articles
BIDEN SAYS HE WILL REOPEN THE PALESTINIAN MISSION IN WASHINGTON, AND FULLY SUPPORT DIVIDING ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM TO CREATE THE TWO STATE SOLUTION. UNLIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP, BIDEN THINKS HE CAN TRUST THE PALESTINIANS.
Dividing The Land
President Joe Biden plans to reopen the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington DC that was wisely shuttered by the Trump administration as well as reinstate aid to the Palestinians, acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills told the Security Council on Tuesday.
One reason why President Trump cut financial aid to the Palestinians was because those funds were being used by Hamas to fire rockets into Israel. But Joe Biden is obviously not bothered by the monies being used in that way and has agreed to reopen the Palestinian mission in Washington. Let the rockets fly!
Another reason President Trump cut financial aid to the Palestinians was because those funds were being used to reward families of terrorists who killed Jews! Will the Biden Administration even address this issue? Don’t hold your breath!
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CUT AID TO THE PALESTINIANS OVER ITS BOYCOTT OF THE U.S. AS WELL AS ITS SO-CALLED PAY-FOR-SLAY SCHEME.
In fact, the entire US aid package to the Palestinian Authority of $335 million a year during the Obama years barely covered the Palestinian budget for rewarding Palestinian families who had a son that murdered a Jew in Israel. Recently, the PA reaffirmed its commitment to it’s mass murderers by planting 35,000 olive trees in memory of all the murderers who they call “the martyrs.” Read more HERE
“Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:5
Will Israel finally be divided under the Biden-Harris administration? There’s a very good chance it could happen. But don’t lose heart, Israel must be divided and Israel must go through the Tribulation in order for God’s judgement to be fulfilled on His chosen people, to redeem them and restore them to the land.
These things are not negotiable. But woe be unto those who come against the Jewish people and who do these things, God will not hold them guiltless. After Pharaoh fulfilled God’s will with the Jewish people in Egypt, God drowned him and all his army in a watery grave at the scene of one of Israel’s great victories, the parting of the Red Sea.
To the Biden administration I say, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it during your term.
Senator Joe Biden Delivered Egyptian Disinformation to Israel Ahead of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and Later Lied About It.
FROM BREITBART NEWS: In 1973, 30-year-old freshman senator Joe Biden made his first overseas trip to Egypt and Israel. This week, an Israeli historian revealed Biden had passed on disinformation to then-Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, telling her Egypt believed it would be impossible to go to war with Israel — contributing to an Israeli consensus that would end up costing the Jewish state dearly when its neighboring foe caught it unawares a little more than a month later and attacked.
DESPITE ISRAEL’S VICTORY IN THE YOM KIPPUR WAR, THE FACT THAT EGYPT CAUGHT IT BY SURPRISE IS STILL AN OPEN WOUND FOR THE COUNTRY.
Joe Biden met with mid-tier Egyptian officials in Cairo, the highest ranking of whom was the Minister of Propaganda. Hassanein Heikel, then-editor of the semi-official Al-Ahram daily and former minister of information, was also at the meeting, Yigal Kipnis told Israel’s Channel 12 news this week.
Later, the junior senator from Delaware would sit with Israel’s premier, a meeting he often recounts when speaking at Jewish or pro-Israel events, and tell her that the general consensus among the Egyptian officials he met with was that Israel’s military superiority made it all but impossible to consider the option of entering a conflict with it.
Kipnis stressed that it is unclear if Biden’s meeting and the subsequent misinformation he imparted to Meir, which is recorded in a document that was sent to Israel’s Washington envoy Simcha Dinitz, did anything to impact Israel’s existing consensus that war was not on the cards. ”Golda did not need Biden to think that the Egyptians would not go to war and that if they did then the result would be clear,” Kipnis told the Israeli network.
“THE EGYPTIANS USED BIDEN’S VISIT AS PART OF THEIR PLAN TO ‘LULL’ ISRAEL INTO THINKING THERE WAS NO CHANCE OF WAR,” THE REPORT SAID.
Kamala Harris says she and Joe Biden will restore funding to the Palestinian Authority and reopen the diplomatic office in Washington DC.
by Tim Buck | Feb 2, 2021 | America, How to Live the Last Days, Signs, Signs, Tim's Articles
THE DAYS OF LOT: JOE BIDEN’S SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN ORDERS LGBTQ+ PRIDE FLAGS TO BE FLOWN NEXT TO THE U.S. FLAG AT ALL US EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE! THE ADMINISTRATION IS RACING TO REMOVE GOD BY ELEVATING EVIL AND CALLING IT GOOD! (Isa. 5:20)
Aligning With Evil
In the Bible, God destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah for the wickedness and the LGBTQ+ lifestyle is spoken against in both the Old and New Testaments including in the writings of the Apostle Paul for the Church Age.
Yet ironically, just two weeks into the new administration, America has decided to issue an ordinance proclaiming solidarity with the very practice God hates.
Of all the things we should be focusing on, it seems the most important issue to the reprobate minds in this administration is calling evil good and facilitating the demise of America.
As the world races toward the 7-year Tribulation, what happens to America? Bible prophecy indicates America is no where to be found by the time of the Tribulation. It’s not good for the future of the red, white and blue!
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, and built; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:28,29
It’s becoming more obvious that God’s protective hand is moving off America and His abandonment wrath is falling on our nation as outlined by the Apostle Paul in Romans One. What you will see take place over the next few years will astonish many Bible believing Christians.
Most people on Earth right now are already amazed at the rapid change of events in our country. America is sitting in the most vulnerable position we’ve ever been in with the blind leading the blind and trying to impeach an ex-president. Our enemies are laughing but the church should be crying as God’s anger is coming!
America may still be the world’s only superpower, but faster than you can blink, just as God dealt with ancient Judah, America’s fortunes could evaporate.
This administration seems dedicated to that end.
Don’t think it can happen? You’re watching it, stay tuned, it will surely be a rough 4 years.
“Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.” Jeremiah 2:19
People participate in the Capital Gay Pride Parade in Washington DC. June 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Biden’s choice of Antony Blinken to run the State Department will take the country backwards to the Obama era and beyond. Blinken, like all Biden’s picks is a liberal internationalist who hates the concept of America first. Instead, he believes in working on behalf of U.S. interests through multilateral institutions. He favors U.S. decisions be channeled through the United Nations, NATO and traditional alliances. To borrow a phrase from the Obama era, he favors ‘leading from behind.’
Secretary of State Antony Blinken orders LGBTQ flags flown at U. S. Embassies and announced he will also appoint a special envoy for Gay Rights.”
FROM BREITBART NEWS: Outfront magazine reported on the development:
“The Biden administration is off to a hopeful start, as Secretary of State nominee, Antony Blinken, has confirmed a recommitment to LGBTQ rights. In a memo from July 2020, former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released a list of flags permitted to be displayed at U.S. military bases. Missing from the list was the LGBTQ pride flag, which Esper compared to the confederate flag. Prior to the ban, embassies raised the flag during pride month on the official embassy flagpole. During the hearing, Blinken also confirmed that he plans to appoint an envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ persons, a position created by Barack Obama in 2015 that wasn’t filled during the Trump presidency.”
Blinken claimed violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office.
“We’ve seen violence directed against LGBTQ people around the world increase,” Blinken said. “And so,
I think the United States playing the role that it should be playing in standing up for and defending the rights of LGBTQ people is something that the department is going to take on and take on immediately.
According to Blinken, the US is no longer in the business of shining the light of Christ or following the principles of right and wrong taught by Jesus. That’s what we did in our glory days when we honored the Lord.
But those days are over. Instead, we have moved into the era of glorifying sin and encouraging the rest of the world to follow us down the path of destruction. The reckless ungodliness and immorality of these people are the precise sins God says are a blight on the nation (Jude 1:7).
“Raising the pride flag is one way to outright show LGBTQ solidarity. Biden is the first U.S. president to openly embrace a full range of queer rights, including transgender equality,” Outfront magazine reported. READ MORE
“And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:6