What I Saw In Israel
May 9, 2023 By Tim Buck
“Yes, many peoples and strong
nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem,
and to pray before the Lord.”
The Nations Are Pouring In
The above biblical prediction says that the nations will come to Jerusalem to pray and seek the Lord of hosts. We often think that this verse is referring to Christ’s Millennial Kingdom but something amazing is occurring right now in Israel. People from all nations are pouring into Israel and Jerusalem to the point that there are some weeks in 2023 when no hotel rooms are available anywhere in Israel.
Each week, tens of thousands of tourists, just like we experienced, are praying in Gethsemane and placing prayer requests between the stones of the Western Wall. On the Mount of Olives from sunrise to sunset voices from many languages can be heard singing Christian hymns and waving palm branches, practicing for the arrival of the King-Messiah.
With all the chaos in America and around the world, watchful believers should keep their eyes on Jerusalem, Israel and the prophecies connected to the nation and the people. When Christ returns to rule, Jerusalem will become the world’s capital, with King Jesus ruling the world with a “rod of iron” (Rev. 19:15).
Israel’s 75th Anniversary
This month Israel celebrates it’s 75th Anniversary from May 14, 1948 to May, 14, 2023! The miracle of Israel is a testament to God’s faithfulness to His Chosen People through an ongoing, unflinching and ever-present measure of supernatural strength and peace. Even as this is being written, Israel has launched a military operation in Gaza after the terrorist regime hurled 100 rockets into Isreal last week.
As we celebrate with them, pray for them and thank God for Israel’s 75 years of independence, my attention is turned towards the words of the Psalmist who acknowledges the reality of God strengthening His people – and blessing them with peace.
“The LORD gives strength to His people;
the LORD blesses His people with peace.”
Maybe you’re facing an overwhelming challenge in your own life. I pray over you now that God will pour out upon your heart and mind the strength and peace to overcome. The same Triune God who protects and strengthens Israel can protect and strengthen you!
I hope you’ll also pray for this work of ministry that we share at Focus On The End Times – for God to open more doors to share the Good News that Jesus not only saves souls from sin but that He wants us to be watching and waiting for His soon return!
Nancy and I just returned form a tour of the Middle East, where we led a group on a life-changing experience to Jordan and the Holy Land. It’s part of our FOTET mission to be a pro-Israel ministry and to encourage support and prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.
From Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, Israel is overflowing with fulfilled prophecy which shouts out to the world saying that our Triune God keeps His promises! The Jewish people continue to return every week from around the world with 2023 on pace to become another record year for Aliyah.
Amidst all the turmoil and chaos around them, Israel sits as an oasis bursting forth with a powerful economy a mighty military and great food. Oh, the food! Our first class accommodations featured an array of delicacies you have to see to believe. Every day!
Our trips give travelers an immersive experience of the Holy Land that connects the Scriptures about the life of Jesus, provides maps for the cities where Jesus walked and I teach prophecy along the way!
There’s no place on earth like Israel! The Bible comes to life before your eyes and the sights and sounds display God’s special hand.
We travelled from the “River to the Sea” spending time at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan river, the Dead Sea and the eternal city of Jerusalem.
We were blessed to stay several nights on the Sea of Galilee in a beautiful setting as we visited the areas where some 80% of Jesus’ ministry took place in the Gospels. One of our highlights was singing praise and worship songs together on our boat while stopped in the middle of the Sea of Galilee!
Our tour ended by staying several nights in a world-class hotel in the heart of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a perpetual display of the end-time fulfillment of Bible Prophecy.
The hustle and bustle of the holy city with its ancient walls and gates is an experience no one forgets. We cherished our moments as we visited Israel’s Knesset, several museums, King David’s Citadel, the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, Golgotha and the Garden Tomb.
Our stay ended in a small outdoor chapel, observing the Lord’s Supper singing praise and worship songs while surrounded by Calvary and our Lord’s empty tomb! Halleluiah!!
Biden’s Anti-Israel Antics
Our tour was wonderful, safe, and enjoyable. Yet, if you watched the news in the last few months, you would have thought the Jewish state was about to be bombed or was burning down.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
At the same time, it is true that Joe Biden is doing everything he can to fan the flames of opposition to Israel and to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In fact he’s doing his best to topple Netanyahu and his religious right government. He’s given Netanyahu the cold shoulder and has yet to invite him to the Whitehouse. That’s a disgrace and another strike against our nation.
And the Biden State Department is funding left wing groups who oppose Israel’s new government and seeking to remove Netanyahu from office. But that’s not all. This is even worse.
Biden is FUNDING the Palestinian Jihad against Israel, with your tax dollars! He has poured more than $1 billion into Palestinian coffers since he entered the oval office. And that money, as a stunning analysis shows, is linked to a frightening spike in Israeli deaths.
A new report (below) from Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reveals a direct correlation between U.S. aide to Palestinians and the number of Jews murdered by Palestinian terror. In other words, your taxpayer dollars are funding the murder of innocent Israelis.
As you can see, President Trump slashed U.S. aid to the Palestinians to just $600,000. But Biden is flooding the Palestinians with American tax dollars that’s now linked to the horrible upsurge in the number of Jews killed by Palestinians terrorists.
We need to pray for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem. Please pray for the Lord to protect them and to continue to bless them and open their eyes that they might see Jesus as their Messiah and call upon Him for their Savior.
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