November 4th, 2016
With, arguably, the most critical election in America’s history just days away, our current President, Barack Obama, may be on the verge of a test like few other world leaders have ever known. In fact, it may have already begun.

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the world when he sent a naval task force toward Syria — through the English Channel! It was an obvious show of strength and belligerence against the West.

Seven Russian warships escorted Russia’s only aircraft carrier right through the famous Strait of Dover, within sight of the storied white cliffs.

By sending the carrier group to Syria, Putin is strengthening his presence in the Middle East. The Russian and American militaries are both active in Syria, but make no mistake, Russia is in charge.

The Russian task force joins warships from Russia’s Black Sea fleet that have been dispatched to the Mediterranean carrying nuclear-capable missiles.

Russia has also sent nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles to the region bordering Poland and hundreds of paratroopers for military exercises in Egypt. They have suspended three separate nuclear agreements with the United States.

Last summer, President Putin warned journalists that “the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction.”

The Russians have also just completed a “nuclear war drill” that involved 40 million people practicing ways to survive atomic war.

Is Putin actually preparing for war with the United States? Is he sending a message to President Obama? How will the President handle increasing Russian aggression in the waning days of his administration?

That’s his big test.

But there’s an even bigger question. Why? Why is Putin testing Obama and why now?

Although President Obama is already considered a “lame duck” President — since he cannot serve another term — after Tuesday’s election, his lame duck status grows even more acute.

Is Putin testing Obama to see if he will wilt under the pressure of a nuclear ultimatum? And if Putin decides he will, then Obama and the United States may get a nuclear ultimatum, and probably before the end of the year.

It will be disguised as something else, but it will be real.

With this President, Putin may see an opportunity for a world-changing moment. He seems to be testing Obama’s resolve right now. If he fails the test, it may invite nuclear blackmail or even World War III.

In 1962, God used a profane, deceptive, and womanizing President to save civilization as we know it. His name was John F. Kennedy.

That moment of truth became known as the “Cuban Missile Crisis.”

At the time, most Americans understood that the U.S. and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war. We now know that they were closer than anyone at the time realized.

Information discovered after the collapse of the Soviet Union revealed that the commanders on the ground in Cuba already had battlefield nuclear weapons and were authorized to use them if necessary.

Some of Kennedy’s top military advisers encouraged him to make an all-out assault on the nascent Soviet military sites on the island. Had he done so, it would have triggered the use of those weapons and the nuclear dominoes would have fallen fast all over the world.

But for the hand of God in that crisis, you and I would probably not be here today.

We now know that the choices President Kennedy made in that critical time were influenced by a book called The Guns of August. It was Barbara Tuchman’s examination of the events and decisions that triggered World War I.

We also now know that Ms. Tuchman’s historical assertions were largely incorrect in that book, based on new information about Germany discovered in recent years.

However, even though her history was wrong, the lessons she taught were perfect for President Kennedy in 1962.

There was tremendous danger in showing weakness, so the President couldn’t let the Soviets establish nuclear launch platforms in Cuba. But in resisting the Soviets, he couldn’t let a mistake trigger a sequence of events that would have caused the world to descend into nuclear chaos.

So he took a middle ground and imposed a naval blockade of Cuba. Long story short, it worked.

God used an imperfect man and a history book with a flawed thesis to prevent a war that would have devastated the planet.

In the early 60s, Americans understood the nuclear threat and Christians prayed for Kennedy on a regular basis. When that book fell into his hands, it was an answer to prayer.

Even if you think a President — or other leader — is wrong on every issue, the Bible admonishes us to pray for that person. There is powerful evidence, both Biblical and historical, that God’s intention is for us to pray for our leaders so that we may lead “a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” (I Timothy 2:2 NASB)

In a few days, we will be given the opportunity to choose our next group of national, state, and local leaders. In our time, when the alternative to peace is so unthinkable, our incentive to pray doubles.

The Bible doesn’t say you have to approve of the leaders’ policies. It says, unequivocally, to pray for them. Pray that they will see the light where they are wrong and repent. Pray they will be given wisdom and good judgment. Don’t pray for the success of wrong or sinful policies, but do pray for the men and women who lead us.

Pray for the upcoming election. Pray that those elected will have an awareness of God; and that they will find good advisers with godly morals. Pray that God will send His Word into all their lives — now more than ever.

We have entered one of the most dangerous periods in world history. So vote! And pray!

Also on this week’s program, I will discuss the recent UNESCO resolution that denies Israel’s historic connection to the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall!


As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed, “To say Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids!”

It appears obvious that UNESCO did this to appease Muslim extremists. In fact, UNESCO executive board members France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Sweden all voted to “abstain.”

Have they no courage? No respect for history and the truth? Or the Christian Bible on which the best parts of their civilizations are built? Don’t they realize they are not just throwing away Jewish heritage, but the heritage of all Western nations?

The sad truth is that each of the abstaining countries has large, often violent, Muslim minorities and they don’t want to upset them.

Islamic powers within the United Nations, with help from many of the world’s elites (think George Soros and his ilk), are attempting to erase all connections between Jews and the Holy Land. Even worse, they are attempting to sever ties between Western civilization and its Judeo-Christian roots.

All of these events fit perfectly into the scenario for these final days described by the Bible’s ancient prophets.

Finally, on this week’s program I am going to continue my discussion of the Rapture of the Church. As I have noted previous, this future event is described in the Bible as the believer’s “blessed hope,” especially in view of the dangers exploding all around us.

I will focus on the differences between those believers who hold a “Pre-tribulation Rapture” viewpoint and those who hold to the “Post-tribulation Rapture” theory.

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Hal Lindsey
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October 28th, 2016
As we approach the most important general election in our nation’s history, and as we see almost unbelievable developments on the world’s geopolitical stage, I decided to revisit one of my previous programs this week. This discussion of the “Four Spheres of Power” in the final days scenario is incredibly germane to this week’s events, even though I produced it a couple of years ago.

Amazingly, the situations I discussed then are actually on display on every news channel right now.

I’ve been a student of Bible prophecy for more than five decades. I’ve written a few books on the subject. I’ve made this television program for 20 years (counting its years as “The International Intelligence Briefing” on TBN). Yet I’m still wide-eyed with wonder.

Daily, I’m amazed at how precisely the predictions of the ancient prophets are falling into place.

It was only a few years ago that the critics were saying I’d missed the mark in predicting the role Russia would play in the end-times scenario. If you remember, they confused the disintegration of the Soviet Union with the demise of Russia.

Well, if you read the newspaper or listen to the news channels, you know that Russia is alive and well — and gaining strength as I write these words. Russia is even figuring in to next week’s month’s general election!

But not only is Gog actually on the scene and in the news, it is actively — and publicly — establishing itself as the partner and protector of Iran. Is that significant? Well, if you recall, 2,650 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel said that one day Gog and Persia — modern day Russia and Iran — would form an alliance that would eventually attack Israel in the first battle of Armageddon.

Unbelievably, there are even rumors of war between the U.S. and Russia as I write this.

Pretty exciting stuff, huh?

Not only that, but another of the predicted four spheres of world power in the last days is quickly ascending to a prominent military role in the world. China is not only building aircraft carriers and meddling in South China Sea intrigues, but may already have an operational “carrier killer” missile. The supersonic monster flies just feet off the surface of the water and is not only lethal for aircraft carriers, but is almost impossible to stop.

That alone could change the balance of power pretty quickly.

And just as the “king of the north,” the “king of the south,” and the “kings of the east” are emerging into prominence and mounting the stage, the latter day revival of the Roman Empire continues to struggle for existence. But, beware, out of the struggle and turmoil something potent and ominous will arise. The prophets have described what will come very precisely.

Sadly, the fulfillment of the prophets’ predictions also means that our beloved nation must continue to decline. As I’ve often said, I find no mention of a player like America in the last days cast. Admittedly, how the U.S. is removed from its preeminent political position in the last days is speculation. Terror attack, financial collapse, judgment for its role in dividing Jerusalem or the slaughter of 60 million babies in the womb, even the Rapture of many of its citizens, whatever the reason for America’s absence, the fact is the Bible predicts just four spheres of global power during the Tribulation, not five.

As time speeds away, make sure you and your family are prepared to leave this world when our Savior calls for us. None of us want to be on this earth when the ‘Day of the Lord’ arrives. As He did in the days of Sodom, God is withholding His judgment until the righteous are removed, but that could happen at literally any moment now.


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For us who are watching prophetic developments in the earth, there is something very exciting about monitoring the historic preparations taking place for the rebuilding of Israel’s Temple.

In the last few weeks, two big stories have hit the headlines that are worth noting.

The first news item concerns the resurfacing of a report of a mysterious gemstone that could belong to the original breastplate of the High Priest.

The second news headline is that Israel’s reconvened Sanhedrin has taken the momentous step to nominate a High Priest – for the first time since the Temple’s destruction in AD 70!

In this article we will look more at these intriguing developments and will then look at the prophetic implications for us as believers as we draw closer to the time of the Lord’s coming.

Mysterious Gem Discovered

Detailed reports of a mysterious gem re-surfaced this week and have also made headlines in the secular media. There is strong speculation that the gem could be from the breast plate of the High Priest.

Others suggest that it may be one of the two stones worn on the High Priest’s shoulders or even be part of the legendary Urim & Thummim. While these speculations may seem far-fetched at first glance, a detailed and scientific analysis of the gem has highlighted its stunningly unique and mysterious features.

The precious stone – which has been carefully passed down the documented line of a Crusader’s family tree – is a semi-precious sardonyx with little intrinsic value in and of itself. It has been cut into a hemisphere, and researchers are baffled as to how the ancients could possibly have cut the stone in this way.

Even more astounding than the cut of the stone, is an inscription in ancient Hebrew inside the stone, visible through its clear surface. Professor Moshe Sharon – who is an expert on ancient Hebrew Script at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem – describes the Hebrew inscription as being in a style of Script from approximately 1000 BC.

This Hebrew inscription leads to speculation that the gem could belong to the legendary Urim and Thummim which were used in Bible times to determine God’s will (Ex. 28:30, 1 Sam 28:16).

It is interesting to note that the Jewish Talmud describes the Urim and Thummim as being stones that would light up to spell an answer in Hebrew in response to petitions to God. Could this stone be one of the mysterious Urim and Thummim?

Another mystery is how this ancient Hebrew script was inscribed inside the gem – without any visible signs of engraving or cutting of the stone.

Noted professor of archaeology and religious studies Dr. James Strange comments that, ‘there is no modern or ancient technology known to me by which an artisan could produce the inscription (inside the stone), as it is not cut into the surface of the stone”.

Upon examination, Dr. Strange also noted that the stone has no external markings, ruling out that it had been part of a ring or necklace. His conclusion was that the stone must have been set in a large plate or breastplate.

Ian Campbell, a leading South African gemologist, priced this unique gem at $200 million as a starting point, but acknowledged the difficulty of pricing a one-off unique gem with such tremendous religious significance.

While the owners have expressed interest in the gem being restored to Jewish hands, the cost is prohibitive and its authenticity must be proven.

Dr. Strange is today issuing a call for a fresh scientific examination of the stone to determine whether it is an elaborate hoax or a genuine artifact belonging to the Jewish people. At this stage it is too early to tell, but perhaps this stone will be restored to Israel and play a role in the rebuilt temple?

The Sanhedrin Nominates a High Priest

Just prior to the reports about this mysterious gem, another prophetic headline ricocheted across the world as the Israeli Sanhedrin announced that it had taken the ground breaking step to nominate a High Priest.

The Sanhedrin at the time of Jesus served as a kind of Supreme Court for the Jewish nation. It was disbanded in 425 AD, and was only reconvened in 2004. At the time, leading prophecy teachers hailed it’s reconvening as an important step in preparing for the rebuilding of the Temple.

The modern reconvened Sanhedrin consists of 71 distinguished rabbis (after the pattern of Moses + 70 elders), and it meets monthly to rule on key spiritual issues.

Rabbinical teaching holds that the High Priest for the Third Temple would either be appointed by the Sanhedrin or by the King (the Messiah Himself). In the absence of the Messiah, and in the lead up to the all important Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) sacrifice for the nation, the Sanhedrin has agreed on the need to nominate a High Priest who can perform this vitally important sacrifice if permission is granted.

Permission to sacrifice on the Temple Mount could come sooner than many expect. With the unexpected and dramatic rise of Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick into Netanyahu’s coalition government, and the increasing support for a rebuilt Temple among both Government ministers and a small but growing segment of the population, the Sanhedrin can sense a change in the air.

This sense of change also carries with it great responsibility as it would be a disaster if permission was granted and no High Priest was ready to perform the crucial Day of Atonement sacrifice for the nation.

It is against this backdrop that the momentous decision was taken by the Sanhedrin to appoint a High Priest – for the first time since the temple was destroyed in AD 70! The nominated candidate for High Priest was Rabbi Baruch Kahane, an expert on the complicated laws pertaining to the Temple Service.

In a surprising twist, Rabbi Baruch declined the role at this time, but accepted a similar role with the title of ‘Rosh Kohanim’ (Head of the Priests). This role is often but not always synonymous with being High Priest. In other words, Rabbi Baruch will be available to be called on to be High Priest if and when the situation should arise.

It is important to note that sacrificing on the Temple Mount does not require the prior existence of a rebuilt Temple and can be restarted before the construction has even begun.

If granted permission by the Israeli authorities – which would still be a major miracle in itself – the Sanhedrin’s goal is to be ready to conduct sacrifices with only a week’s notice.

The appointing of a High Priest is therefore a crucial step in preparation for the resumption of sacrifices on the Temple Mount.

The Temple and End Times

Believers in Jesus rightly point to Him as the ultimate sacrifice for mankind and that we as believers no longer require animal sacrifices for sins. However, restoring the sacrificial system could be an important step in preparing the Jewish people for their Messiah and certainly plays a key role in the End Times.

Modern rabbinical Judaism has moved away from sacrifices to good works as a means of salvation, and it is therefore hard for many Jewish people to understand the significance of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

But as sacrifices are restored to the Jewish nation, it will shift modern Judaism back closer to Biblical Judaism. This would open the eyes of many to the importance of the sacrifice in dealing with sins, and perhaps even help prepare the way for the nation to understand fully the sacrifice of Jesus and what was accomplished at the cross.

In regards to End Time Prophecy, many believe that the Scriptures warn of Temple Sacrifices being stopped for a period of time by the Anti-Christ (Dan 9:27).

If this is correct, then a rebuilt Temple is an essential piece of the prophetic puzzle. The rebuilding of the Temple and the re-institution of a High Priest (with or without the mysterious gem!) are therefore all significant steps bringing us that much closer to the day when the Lord Himself will return!

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October 7th, 2016
On September 28, FEMA, the FCC, and the National Weather Service conducted a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS allows the federal government to take complete control of the content of television and radio stations, as well as cable systems.

Broadcasters are required to place the EAS switch between their studios and the station’s transmitter. When the government activates the switch, the broadcaster’s own sound and picture are replaced by the government’s.

Only once before has this system been tested nationally. That was in November of 2011. There were several glitches and the system failed to perform adequately.

Apparently, last week’s test was a complete success.

Ostensibly, EAS will be used to alert the public in the event of an impending natural disaster, probably a catastrophic weather emergency. Maybe even a national defense threat. Who could object to that? I don’t.

But we’ve all seen movies where the super-villain somehow interrupts every broadcast in the nation (or the world) to announce his threats or demands. In real life, the EAS system used far too many and varied protocols for that scenario to be even a remote possibility.

But EAS is now part of the wider Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). It is based largely on the internet. This wider system not only has the power to commandeer broadcast and cable content, it can also access smart phones.

After the recent bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey, the government sent out a warning to smart phone users in that area to be on the lookout for the primary suspect. For the first time (unlike an Amber Alert or an Emergency Weather Alert), they transmitted the man’s picture.

Interestingly, your smart phone gives you control over the kinds of alerts or notifications you receive, such as Amber or weather alerts. But you do not have the ability to disable an alert from the White House. The President’s order overrides everything else.

In view of what Bible prophecy says about the Antichrist’s ability to communicate with the entire world, I think this is an interesting development.

Someone recently remarked to me that the EAS is old news. It’s been around for years.

My thought was that it has never worked satisfactorily. Until now. It was never fully comprehensive. Until now.

I replied that every system or tool the Antichrist needs to accomplish his worldwide takeover has been in development for years, decades, even centuries. What makes it interesting is that they are all coming into completeness and full utility now. Just in time for the Antichrist’s arrival.

Something else makes the rapid emergence of the tools and mechanisms he will need even more amazing. That is the fact that they are all being placed into the hands of global entities and authorities beyond the control of individual nations and states.

As of October 1, oversight of the internet has been completely ceded to an international agency. The ultimate authority to grant internet domain addresses now rests with a corporation outside the reach of the United States government. It remains to be seen what protections and rights that we, as American citizens, will now have available to us.

That pattern is repeating itself over and over. On September 20, President Obama told the United Nations that the United States has too much power and needs to relinquish some of its sovereignty. I know that’s hard to imagine, but it’s part of a worldwide trend.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a perfect example. That agreement took years to negotiate and is over 5,000 pages long. Though it is promoted by our leadership as a “trade” agreement, actually “trade” is only a small part of what it governs.

By agreeing to it, the United States is ceding an alarming amount of our own sovereignty and right of self-determination to a group of shadowy, globalist bureaucrats. And the TPP leaves very little recourse to us if we find it to be oppressive or harmful to our interests.

Most of it was negotiated during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. In 2012, she called it, “…the gold standard in trade agreements.” Now that she’s running for president, she claims to be against it. But if elected, you can be sure she will reverse course again and promote it vigorously.

TPP legally obligates its members to implement the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. That’s the program the UN claims will end poverty and pollution by 2030. Its provisions first become active in 2018.

Agenda 2030 is an update of the notorious Agenda 21. It passed the UN unanimously last year. And it calls for massive changes in all our lives. It is literally a scheme to subjugate mankind under the heel of corporate and international elites.

When the Antichrist assumes power, he will need global tools and organizations, as well as incredible technology, to accomplish his purpose. And it looks now like he will have everything he needs. Right on time. Just as the ancient prophets predicted.

Last week, Israel’s last major founding figure passed away. Shimon Peres died at age 93.

As a young man in his mid-twenties, Peres was part of the group that established the modern state of Israel. He joined the team in 1947, almost exactly one year before the War of Independence in 1948. He was a trusted protege of “modern Israel’s founding father,” David Ben-Gurion.

From the beginning, Ben-Gurion entrusted young Peres with a variety of important tasks and positions. Throughout his long service to his nation, Peres served as Director General of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs, and other high positions.

He oversaw the creation of Israel’s military. In the 1950s, he convinced Ben-Gurion to initiate Israel’s nuclear weapons program. That program alone has possibly been the major factor in Israel’s effective deterrence of invasion by its much larger enemies.

In later years, Peres was twice Prime Minister of Israel. Later, he served for seven years in the largely ceremonial office of President of Israel. In fact, he is the only person in Israel’s history to have been both Prime Minister and President.

But in the 1990s, the man who worked so long and hard for Israel’s security, made a terrible mistake.

As Israel’s Foreign Minister, Peres was the primary force behind The Oslo Accords. Even though he shared Nobel Peace Prizes with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin for their efforts, the Oslo Accords have been called “Israel’s Munich.”

It was a disaster of the first order. Oslo led to major intifadas (almost immediately), bus bombings, wars, and a general sense of chaos throughout the land.

The Oslo Accords never brought peace.

Though he was wrong in this instance, I believe we can say that Shimon Peres tried with all his might to bring peace to his nation.

In his speech on the White House lawn the day the Accords were signed, Peres said, “Let us bid once and for all farewell to wars, to threats, to human misery. Let us bid farewell to enmity, and may there be no more victims on either side.”

I believe he truly longed for those words to be true. Can you imagine how disappointed he must have been when the opposite happened?

I met Mr. Peres only once. I have always counted it a privilege to have spent time with one of Israel’s most important founding figures.

Now that the last of the generation of courageous leaders that founded Israel (God’s timeclock) has passed, it reminds me that every day we are moving closer to the climax of this Age of Grace.

Speaking of which, this week I want to tell you the difference between the Resurrection and the Rapture.

Let me give you a hint. If you are reading this, you don’t need Resurrection, you need Rapture!

But you can prepare yourself for both, in exactly the same way!

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Hal Lindsey
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Turmoil In America, Europe and the Middle East! What’s Next?

September 30th, 2016
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.

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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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Hal Lindsey
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The Nations Are Ready To Fulfill God’s Destiny For The World!

September 16th, 2016
This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’
The mainstream media barely mentioned it. They’re preoccupied with the presidential campaigns.

And besides, the United Nations Security Council has met before in emergency session to discuss North Korea — and nothing happened. How was the emergency session on September 9 any different?

It’s true. North Korea and its weapons testing has been the subject of past UN Security Council meetings. And though official action has been adopted, nothing of any great consequence has ever resulted.

But North Korea’s most recent weapons testing is different for a couple of reasons. First, the nuclear devices NK exploded a few days ago were more powerful than anything they’ve tested before. Probably because the North Koreans claim to have developed hydrogen bombs.

Second, it now appears that North Korea has achieved the capacity — or will soon have it — to mount these weapons on ballistic missiles.

This point is critical because earlier in the same week, they also successfully launched three medium-range missiles. Those missiles traveled more than 600 miles. That puts South Korea, Japan, and parts of China within reach.

Maybe that’s why China acknowledged that the North Korean tests “shocked the world.”

To further complicate matters, just a few weeks ago, North Korea successfully launched submarine-based ballistic missiles. That puts every coastal city in the world at risk.

And even though the left-leaning media tries to imply that North Korea is isolated from the world and poses no real threat, that’s simply not true. Iran and NK have been partners in crime since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. And Pakistan furnished the expertise to help NK build the nuclear devices.

Further, The Korea Times is reporting that last May North Korea and Cuba started holding talks to strengthen their friendship.

What does this mean for the United States and the world? Well, North Korea is starving for cash (its people are literally starving), but they have weapons of mass destruction. And thanks to President Obama, Iran is newly flush with cash and desperate for those weapons of mass destruction. That’s a marriage made in hell.

But that’s just one possibility. Under President Obama’s leadership, the world has experienced the worst nuclear proliferation ever. Nations that had never pursued nuclear weapons before are now active customers in the nukes market. Japan and South Korea will probably start their own nuclear weapons programs as a deterrent to North Korea.

Since the west has decided to allow Iran to join the nuclear club soon, other nations in the Middle East are actively shopping for places to purchase nuclear arsenals as a deterrent to the neighborhood bully. We’re not just seeing a proliferation of these weapons, but an explosion of them.

You know, this all started back in 1994 when then President Bill Clinton decided to humor North Korea and make his own toothless “nuclear deal” with them. They promptly accepted all the goodies from the US, then reneged on the deal and proceeded to develop their own weapons.

Sound familiar? Foreign policy blunders live on well beyond the President who made them.

But none of this surprises students of Bible prophecy. In several passages, the Bible depicts future events that are eerily (and accurately) descriptive of nuclear warfare.

That’s just another way we’re seeing the whole world take the shape foretold by the ancient Bible prophets thousands of years ago.

Other interesting things are happening in Asia, as well.

The G-20 Summit was recently held in Hangzhou, China. President Obama attended, along with at least 19 other world leaders. But when he arrived aboard Air Force One, the Chinese hosts didn’t bother to lay out the red carpet.

They didn’t even roll the mobile stairway up to the door of the President’s plane. He was forced to exit the plane by the built-in rear stairwell.

Further, on the tarmac, Chinese officials were rude to high-ranking members of the American delegation and some in the US press contingent.

Not a nice way to treat your largest customer. But China is obviously piqued at the US or at President Obama.

Probably because China wants to claim all of the South China Sea as its own and the rest of the world won’t agree to it. Not the rest of the nations in the area. Not the United Nations. Not the World Court at The Hague. And especially not the United States.

In fact, in March President Obama specifically warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping not to build military installations on the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, near the Philippines. But they’re doing it anyway.

So the United States and its allies have been sending warships into the international waters near China and warplanes to fly close to China’s airspace. All in an effort to emphasize that these are international lanes of commerce and China is not going to claim them and control them.

China isn’t pleased. And they’re not happy about President Obama’s so-called “Asia Pivot.” That means he sees America’s future as aligned less with Europe and the Middle East and more with Asia.

Partly because the markets there are growing so fast. And partly because we want to rein in Asia’s growing menace — China.

Most observers believe that China refuses to stop North Korea from its madcap dash to nuclear capability so that it will continue to keep that part of the world off-balance and in turmoil. That distracts the rest of the world from the ferocious pace of China’s drive to hegemony in Asia.

Whatever is really happening there, it is definitely worth watching. China has enormous wealth and technical expertise. China is aggressive and often hostile. And China figures prominently in the Bible prophecies about the “Kings of the East” in the last days.

As does Russia, of course. And it has gotten even more intriguing since my last program. See how quickly things are unfolding in the end-times scenario?

Last week, we learned that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was on the KGB payroll in the 1980s. As was Russian President Vladimir Putin. Abbas’s code name was “Mole.”

The information was discovered in a British archive of KGB agents from that period. Though the Palestinian Authority is trying to deny it, it makes sense. Abbas headed a Palestinian-Soviet friendship foundation during that time.

And now that the US is turning away from involvement in the Middle East and focusing on Asia, many people are pushing for Russia to become the new broker for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

A Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t construct this intricate a plot, but the Bible’s ancient prophets did. And they did it thousands of years ago.

Couple this bizarre turn of events with the alarming rise of antisemitism across Europe and into the Middle East and it’s undeniable that the pace is quickening.

Recently, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations noted that hatred of Jews and the demonization of Israel has reached “the highest level of our lifetimes.”

Again, just as the Bible predicted.

Folks, if you have never accepted the forgiveness of sin that Jesus Christ purchased with His death on the cross, NOW is the time to do it. The race to the end is accelerating as never before. Time is short. It cannot be too long before Jesus will return to snatch away the true believers of this earth. You do not want to be left behind.

This week, I am going to discuss “Redemption” and show you how you can be ransomed and released from the “Certificate of Debt” that hangs outside your cell door. There is only one way out. You must be “redeemed.” And only one Man can do it for you.

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God Bless,
Hal Lindsey
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Secrecy, Lies and Deception!

September 9th, 2016
This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’
It’s been a little over a year since the P5+1 nations, led by the United States, agreed to the Iran nuclear deal.

Throughout the negotiations, Americans sensed that we were being intentionally left in the dark about many things. Many of us felt that we were actually lied to about other things.

Over time, we saw a major shift in the priorities of the Western nations. It slowly became clear that the Obama Administration wanted a deal — any deal — no matter the cost.

Shortly after the agreement went into effect, we learned that there were parts of it that neither the public, nor most Congresspersons would ever see. Deals within deals. Secrets within secrets.

President Obama still sees it as his signature foreign policy achievement. In a press conference last month, he summed up why he believes it will be his legacy. He said, “It worked.”

But did it? How can we really know? Not only are parts of the agreement incredibly obscure — so we can never be certain what America actually agreed to — but Iran operates under such a cloud of secrecy and deception that we can never trust that they are complying with the agreement. And we apparently demanded little or no verification.

After the August press conference in which the President touted the success of the deal one year on, Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post weighed in with her assessment. She wrote: “As it works out, everything that Obama said about the deal with Iran during his press conference was a lie. Some of his lies became apparent within hours.”

Pretty strong words, indeed. But not as strong as those from the Israeli Defense Ministry.

During his press conference, the President said that Israel “acknowledges that this has been a game changer and Iran has abided by the deal and they no longer have the sort of short-term breakout capacity that would allow them to develop nuclear weapons.”

Israel responded immediately. And it wasn’t in joyous agreement.

In fact, the Israeli Defense Ministry compared the Iran nuclear deal to the sell-out of Czechoslovakia by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in his meeting with Adolph Hitler at Munich in 1938. They said that Chamberlain’s agreement did not prevent World War Two and the Holocaust because the Western leaders ignored the statements of intent that Hitler had been making.

They also said that this deal will not prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons and that it openly declares its intent to destroy the state of Israel.

Remember that the Bible predicts that Iran — specifically — will team with Russia — also described specifically — to invade Israel in an attempt to destroy it.

Can Bible prophecy be any more alive and relevant that it is this very moment? As we say at the top of our show, “Yesterday’s prophecies, today’s headlines!”

Because I have spent a great part of my life immersed in the Bible’s prophecies regarding the times in which we live, I am seldom surprised by these events and developments. On the contrary, because I can read the Bible, I expect them.

On the other hand, I am usually a bit surprised, and always saddened, when I see Christians line up against God’s chosen people, the Jews. And the state of Israel. The establishment of which, may I remind you, started the countdown to the end of this Age on God’s timeclock.

Last month, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) held its Churchwide Assembly. At that gathering, the delegates representing the individual congregations agreed to join their voices and efforts together to urge America to force Israel to walk the plank.

I’m on old sailor, so that’s how I would describe it. You may choose to say, “…urge America to force Israel to commit national suicide.” Either way, the result is the same.

The ELCA has now joined the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, otherwise known as BDS. They seek to isolate Israel, hobble it, and force it to allow the establishment of a full-on terrorist state within its heartland.

Under the present circumstances, enabling “an independent Palestinian state,” as the ELCA demands, is tantamount to allowing ISIS to live next door. That’s because Hamas, which is a globally recognized terrorist organization, will be chosen by the Palestinians to lead the new state. Hamas and ISIS are two peas in the same pod.

It amazes me that so many Christians and Christian organizations are quick to demand that Israel put itself and its citizens in mortal danger. They spend time and effort (oftentimes displaying incredible ignorance about the reality on the ground in Israel) in castigating the Israelis for their treatment of the Palestinians and their state. They ignore the fact that there is not and never has been a Palestinian people or a Palestinian state.

Yet these same people — Pope Francis foremost among them — make no effort to call to task the Islamists who are waging ethnic cleansing and genocide against Christians all across the Middle East.

Italian journalist Giulio Meotti observed that the Catholic Church is pushing for the creation of a Palestinian state that “would be the first state after the Nazi Germany to officially ban the Jews and expel the remnant of its Christians.”

These churches would do well to remember God’s promise to Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3 NASB)

Finally, have you ever wondered how two people can see the exact same event or incident and come away with utterly opposite interpretations? The answer is that they see things in different contexts.

Individual events are like the millions of dots that form the television picture you watch. We can make sense of them only by seeing them in the larger context. Then they coalesce to form a single image.

We make sense of the individual events by seeing them in the larger context. Where do we get that context?

It starts with parents, then moves to friends, schools, and the various media, among other contributing factors.

As early as six years ago, The New York Times cited a Kaiser Family Foundation study that warned: “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device.”

That was six years ago! Imagine how much truer that is today!

Young lives are literally saturated with messages from school and the media. These two activities fill their days and their minds. Those two institutions — school and media — provide the context within which the young will see the world. And, with few exceptions, the messages from school and the media stand in direct and firm opposition to the God of the Bible.

On this week’s program, I want to discuss with you how Satan is the power behind the “atmosphere of thought” in the world system Before we believe in Jesus Christ and are born spiritually, we are unwittingly dominated by this atmosphere.

Satan rules the thoughts of the world system. He injects his venom into education, philosophy, mass media, the arts, style, and culture. And he will use a lake of truth to disguise a pint of poison.

His deceptions about life and its purpose are lethal. He bombards us with his worldview everyday using entertainment, education, and even some churches.

That is why it is critical that you understand the difference between approaching life from the Human Viewpoint or the Divine Viewpoint. One leads to life and victory. The other leads to struggle, disappointment, and even eternal loss.

Tune in this week to see if you are taking full advantage of the Divine Viewpoint in your life and successfully remaining in full fellowship with your Redeemer.

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God Bless,
Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147