News & Headlines
3/10/23 By Tim Buck
Israel and the Nations
Recent reports suggest that Hungary is now considering moving its embassy to Jerusalem. However, Budapest has communicated that no decision has been made as of yet. Furthermore, there are reports regarding new Abraham Accords negotiations for normalizing ties between Israel and Niger, Mauritania, Indonesia, and Somalia.
Israel, Iran, and the Nuclear Saga
For the first time ever, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi last week. Pathetically, Grossi recently said that an Israeli attack on Iran would be “illegal”.
I like the response of prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu – “Grossi just said in Tehran that an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities is illegal. Outside what law? Is it allowed for Iran, which openly calls for our destruction, to defend the instruments of destruction that will slaughter us? Are we not allowed to defend ourselves? Of course, it is allowed!”
In addition to the rising tension, there are reports that Azerbaijan will allow Israel to use its military airports to attack Iran.
Israel continues to preemptively attack Iran in Syria, as the Israeli military struck several targets in Aleppo early this week. Another attack occurred in Deir ez-Zor in Eastern Syria, which was aimed at Iranian weapons and was carried out by the US in coordination with Israel.
It’s worth noting that what happens between Israel and Iran doesn’t stay between the two. You can already see how many countries are part of the equation, and now Jordan has shared its concerns with the US concerning the Iranian threat to Jordan. This is worth keeping a close watch in the coming days. As noted by an Arab blogger, there has been some unusual flight patterns involving Israeli fighter jets in recent days.
Most significantly, the head of Israel’s national security council said yesterday, “Israel is ready to strike Iran and the Americans know about it! Israel will not rely on anyone in order to take care of its security!”
Dissension in Israel
Every Saturday evening, liberal progressive anarchists demonstrate in Tel Aviv against the judicial reforms of the new government. They shout “democracy”, yet they don’t respect the democratic decision of the majority who voted for this government. That’s the face of the left all around the world – it’s either their way or the highway! Sadly, the current US administration is enabling the left in Israel by supporting the ridiculous demonstrations.
Russia & Ukraine
The Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia is being crushed by the Russians, and is facing abandonment. As far as the Russians are concerned, it’s part of the four districts that they unilaterally annexed, so they will not stop destroying it until it surrenders in the future. The scope of the destruction is enormous, which can be seen in photos online.
Things are continuing to escalate in a way that’s becoming more and more concerning. Recently, former President Donald Trump voiced his perspective that World War III will be inevitable if something doesn’t change soon – very soon.
Moscow, Tehran Nuclear Deal
According to at least one source, Russia and Iran have reached a secret agreement in which Moscow is now able to return the stockpile of enriched uranium that it transferred from Tehran after the signing of the nuclear agreement in 2015.
Update On FOTET Ministry
The conversation that Jesus had with His disciples on top of the Mount of Olives has been followed by many misleading conclusions over the last 2,000 years. When will these things happen? What is the sign of His coming? How will we know when it’s the end of the age? The world needs clarity on the times and seasons we face in the run-up to the Tribulation and Second Coming!
Both non-Christians and Christians alike need to know about the terrors of the Tribulation. Non- Christians must understand what is awaiting them if they reject Jesus. Christians must realize what their unsaved loved ones will go through, so that they are motivated to share the truth with them. These are some of the reasons we started this teaching ministry.
Time and time again we’ve seen God bless this ministry through your abundant and faithful prayers and your generous financial gifts. I can’t thank you enough for the way you express support for what God is doing with Focus on the End Times.
While the events of this world are heading in a crazy direction (and have been for some time), let’s not forget that they’re heading in a prophetic direction. As believers, we have a front row seat to the fulfillment of what the Scriptures have communicated for thousands of years. As we face adversity and trials in these last days, may we be actively waiting to meet the Lord at any moment.
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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