September 30th, 2016
ON THIS WEEK’S “HAL LINDSEY REPORT”
The recent rash of terror incidents in the United States is disturbing. With the bombings in New York and New Jersey and the stabbings in a mall in Minnesota, it is clear that terrorist attacks inside the US are on the rise.
I continue to be amused, sometimes amazed, at how anxious our government officials are to declare immediately that none of these events are terrorism, especially Islamic terrorism.
Of course, none of us want them to go off half-cocked and automatically declare any act of violence to be terrorism, but neither do we want them to automatically declare that is is not! Why can’t they just wait until they know more information? Why immediately declare that it is not terrorism, then begin walking that back almost immediately?
Obviously, the knee-jerk reaction by those officials is to try to protect the Muslim community from any undue blame. However, the result is that instead of protecting Muslims, they are actually protecting the ideologies of Islam. They’re automatically giving a violent and oppressive false religion a walking pass.
Sort of like the FBI granting immunity to suspects or witnesses before they find out what information the suspects or witnesses can offer.
Well, one thing seems certain. Allowing more high-risk individuals into the United States is not the answer.
We’ve been warning Europe about the possibility of a flood of hardened killers pouring out of the Middle East. Why aren’t we heeding our own advice? Instead, the Administration has announced that it is dramatically increasing the number of “refugees” it will accept from the most troubled and ideologically dangerous areas on earth.
Our philosophy used to be that it is better to fight extremists in their homelands than to fight them in ours. Now, we’re withdrawing from the fight over there and importing their soldiers here. For reasons known only to the deluded minds of the Washington elite, our new policy is to bring the fight here!
Since this is a fight against terrorism, that means that, increasingly, it will be waged in American shopping malls, churches, schools, sporting events, nuclear power stations, water reservoirs, and office towers. In other words, soft targets on American soil.
And if the past offers any indication, we will not be opening our doors to Christian refugees even though a Christian genocide is raging in several parts of the Middle East and Africa.
Speaking of the Middle East, the Islamic State seems to be losing ground in both Iraq and Syria. The media wants us to believe that Iraqi military successes have been made possible only because of U.S. air attacks. Now, that’s certainly an important factor, but air power alone never won a war.
In reality, it’s because the Iraqi government’s ground forces have been aided by a group of 40 Shia militias. They’re like a motley group of posses or lynch mobs in the Old West.
In fact, most of these militias have strong ties to Hezbollah and the Shia terrorist nation of Iran. Further, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani has been instrumental in forming and coordinating these militias. If you remember, Soleimani is the shadowy Iranian al-Quds Forces leader who brokered the deal to bring Russia to the Middle East.
Reuters and other news services are reporting that Iranian combat troops are also operating on the ground inside Iraq. These groups, especially Hezbollah, are contributing to similar success in Syria.
It’s true, the land area held by ISIS is shrinking. And even though the U.S. air campaign has been important, the real key has been the involvement of Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah. This may be a case where the cure is worse than the disease!
As a result of their success against ISIS, Russia is becoming a key player in the energy-rich Middle East. Of course, the big winner in the region is Iran. They have used the presence of ISIS to place their military into key positions all around the region.
Just as the Bible predicted for these final days.
Recently, European Union leaders gathered for a summit in Slovakia. It was anything but business as usual.
They discussed the turmoil created by the recent Middle East migration tsunami — which nations like Germany and France at first welcomed and even encouraged. Then they discussed the possible break-up of the EU with the British exit and the threatened desertion of several other nations.
Some of the old Warsaw Pact nations are forming a separate alliance to resist Brussels’ heavy-handedness. Even the Mediterranean members are coalescing to resist the EU’s edicts.
Europe today is not united. It is fracturing along predictable lines.
But instead of backing off its draconian demands on its members, the EU’s unelected bureaucrat leaders are doubling down. Now they are proposing the creation of an EU Coast Guard to begin patrolling their shores by the end of the year.
They’ve already proposed a European Army to replace the armed forces of the individual states.
In fact, Jean-Claude Junker, the president of the European Commission, is pushing for a “United States of Europe” by the end of the year, too.
It’s amazing to see all of this happening in the light of Bible prophecy. The transfiguration of Europe is taking place before our eyes.
The Bible says that when the dust clears, those that are left will join together into one final superstate — a new Roman Empire. From the New Rome will come the Antichrist.
Folks, this is no longer just Bible prophecy, this is Bible reality!
Finally, this week I want to continue my recent discussion of “redemption” by briefly considering the day in history that forever altered the relationship between God and man — the day Jesus died.
With His death, He “paid in full” the Certificate of Debt owed by every man and woman that has lived or ever will live. The only question that now remains is will we accept that free gift of pardon Jesus purchased and God now extends to us?
Don’t miss “The Final Yom Kippur” on this week’s program.
I just want to make note of the recent passing of the former Israeli prime minister, president, statesman, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres. Though he was often an enigmatic character in the unfolding drama of the State of Israel, there is no denying that he was a tremendous influence on those events.
He was the last surviving major player in the birth of the nation of Israel — God’s timeclock in the prophetic scenario. His passing is but another milestone that reminds us that time is marching rapidly toward the culmination of events at the close of this Age of Grace.
Make certain you are ready for what is coming next!
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The Bible tells us that every human has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God which is is a heart-penetrating truth. He has provided a way to cleanse us of our sins since we can never be “good enough” to cleanse ourselves. That avenue to God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness (the cleansing of our sins) is through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who is equally God.
Not one of us are guaranteed a “tomorrow”. Has your time run out? Will you continue to ignore the promptings of God the Holy Spirit or have you awakened to the essential need for God, risking eternal damnation?
God the Holy Father, God the Holy Son and God the Holy Spirit are One God, the true, living, uncreated God Who is ever-present, all knowing, all powerful and all loving. He desires that every single person be forgiven, saved and to live eternally with Him. He is our only real protection and His love for you is unchanging. Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, the true Messiah, today.
You can’t take your salvation for a test drive. You’re all-in or not.
Admit to Him that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness, that you are truly sorry for your sins. Acknowledge that He died for your sins, rose from the dead and lives forevermore. Invite Him into your life and to help you to turn from sin. Rejoice! You just became a Christian! Now trust in Him and get to know Him through the Bible which tells us everything we need to know and through prayer/talking to Him. He eagerly desires relationship with you.