March 14th, 2014
This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’! German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russian President Vladimir Putin may be out of touch with reality and seems to be “…in another world.”
The left-wing Washington Post last week declared, “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy.” The editorial board wrote, “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality.”
That means Putin, “The most powerful person in the world” according to Forbesmagazine (and also the leader of Magog), and Obama, the second most powerful person in the world according to Forbes magazine, may both be operating in “fantasy”-land.
That can’t be good.
However, it’s not totally unexpected. In fact, if you believe the Bible, it’s totally expected.
Setting aside the influence of global and domestic politics and the Alpha Male posturing of both of these presidents, it’s not surprising that they are issuing dangerous threats and exhibiting some rather bizarre attitudes. The Bible says that will happen in the last days and, in fact, gives us an example of how it has happened before.
The story of the ancient prophet Daniel provides a glimpse into what is unfolding right now in the world. It shows plainly that there is more happening than meets the eye when powerful nations collide.
The Bible describes how Satan places his powerful “princes” (fallen angels) in positions to influence the leaders and events in the nations of the world. The more important the nation in Satan’s scheme, the more powerful the demon he places in charge.
In fact, in Daniel’s story (Daniel 10), the archangel Gabriel was delayed 21 days when he attempted to deliver a message from God to Daniel. He was opposed by the “prince of the kingdom of Persia” and could only deliver his message after the powerful archangel Michael came to help him. Now that’s some serious spiritual warfare!
So this tells us that when someone as responsible as Chancellor Merkel (whose father was a pastor) tells us that “another world” may be influencing the decisions being made in “Magog,” we should listen, but not be surprised.
Folks, as I’ve said many, many times over the years on this program, we are seeing supernatural forces at work in America and in the world. There is no other way to explain some of the things that are happening. Too many of them defy logic and common sense. But, then, the prophecies concerning the final days of this Age have consistently bumfuzzled the critics. Their favorite argument is that we shouldn’t believe the Bible because there’s no way some of the events it predicts can happen.
What do they say when that stuff actually happens — as we’re witnessing today? Their silence is deafening.
But that’s not all I’ll be discussing on this week’s show. I’ll bring you up to date on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to the White House; Mahmoud Abbas’s outburst that makes a mockery of President Obama’s assertion that he is a reliable peace partner; Secretary of State John Kerry’s veiled threats toward Israel; and other items that will make you ask yourself, “How did Washington get this so wrong?”
But just remember, though what’s happening in America and in the world is disturbing, even frightening, these are not uncharted waters. The truth is we have a detailed map of these times that lays out precisely the order of events. If we’re smart, we’ll take note of these warnings and prepare ourselves and our families for what is about to break upon us.
Most importantly, though, don’t lose hope in Jesus Christ. God gave us very specific, strong, immutable promises on which we can rely in the coming days. And God cannot lie. If He said He will do it, He will.
Just trust Him and keep looking up!
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