November 13th, 2015
This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’
Last month, the Palestinians once again firebombed Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem, Israel.
This is at least the 10th time in the last 30 years the Palestinians have tried to destroy the tomb. Now, Muslims claim to revere Joseph and hold his tomb to be sacred. So why do they frequently try to destroy it?
In Genesis, Joseph extracted a promise from his brothers that after his death they would carry his bones from Egypt back “…to the land which He [God] promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.” (Genesis 50:24-25 NASB)
Moses fulfilled that promise and Joshua 24:32 describes the burial of Joseph’s bones at Shechem.
So why are Muslims so bent on eradicating the memorial? Because the tomb is not just about Joseph. It is a monument to God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His promises to His people — especially promises regarding the land of Israel.
Joseph himself described Israel as “…the land which [God] promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.”
The tomb is physical proof that God keeps His word. That is why Muslims, who publicly claim to hold the site sacred, try to destroy it on a regular basis. It is a reminder to the world that God fulfills His promises to His people.
The new biography about President George Herbert Walker Bush describes his worries about a confrontation with the Soviet Union during the Gulf War. He felt that with so many countries involved, a showdown with the USSR might lead to a world war.
Fortunately, the Soviets decided to stay well out of the war with Saddam Hussein.
In light of President Bush’s fears, fast forward to today. Russian air forces and American air forces are patrolling and flying sorties in the same Syrian airspace.
The scary part is that many of the Russian enemies are our friends. Vladimir Putin is in Syria to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We are there to support those who want to remove him.
So the two air forces fly in the same skies, but on opposite sides of the fight. That means that every day, U.S. airmen are flying on the razor’s edge of disaster.
And things have heated up since a Russian passenger jet was recently blown out of the skies over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. ISIS claims responsibility. Probably in retaliation for Russia’s air campaign against them in Syria.
A few weeks ago, I suggested that Putin was taking a big risk by entering Syria on behalf of the Shi’ite coalition led by Iran. That puts Russia in opposition to Sunni Muslims. And the Sunnis comprise 85% of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. And many of those Sunnis take their fight against the Shi’ites very seriously.
So, it’s possible that Russia is facing a future filled with reprisals and sabotage. And that affects the whole world. Especially the world’s aviation community.
Already, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is instituting stricter controls in view of the Russian airliner bombing. And many experts are calling for greater global control of the air. Including steps like a global database containing information on every member of the flying public.
Remember, each step the world takes to establish the control apparatus the Antichrist will eventually need will seem logical, necessary, and wise. Just as the Bible prophets predicted.
Last week, voters in Houston, Texas, rejected HERO. That’s the “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.” It was vigorously promoted by Houston’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker. It was also endorsed and supported by Hillary Clinton.
Though the ordinance sounds quite innocent, even rather noble, one of the byproducts of it would have been the provision of access to restrooms and showers based on one’s “gender identification.” Not on the basis of ones actual gender. In other words, a man would be allowed to use the women’s restroom or shower facilities because he “felt” like a female.
Now, you may not believe it’s as simple as that, but it is in some places now and soon will be in many more places. Just ask Township High School, near Chicago.
The school has a boy who wants to be a girl. He still has all of his male body parts, but he says he feels like a girl. So he wants to use the girls’ facilities, including the showers.
I’m not making this up.
In an effort to accommodate him, the school district built a special changing room for him in the girls’ locker room. He even agreed to it. But the ACLU cried “foul.” Its lawyers declared that he must have full access to the girls’ locker room. The ACLU said that the changing room curtain amounted to “blatant discrimination.” It “sends a pretty strong signal to her (referring to the boy who wants to be a girl) that she’s not accepted and the district does not see her as a girl.”
I’ve got news for the ACLU: even science doesn’t see him as a girl.
And the bad news is, the federal government agrees. The Department of Education says that if the school district fails to comply and grant him full access to the girls’ locker room, the district will lose its federal funding. In fact, one of the Department’s officials called it a “basic civil right.”
The Bible says that God created “man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27 NASB) Male and female creation is a biological fact, essential for the survival of the species.
Transgender activists in the U.S. are frantically pushing the idea of “gender fluidity.” They say we should not accept firm distinctions between male and female. That means a person’s sex follows the whim of the moment — changing sexual identity according to impulse.
They are pushing “gender identification” to replace “gender fact.”
And now the federal government has taken an unambiguous stand in favor of sexual confusion and dysfunction. This monstrous idea will result in long-term damage to the psychological health and well-being of all students.
The Bible prophets predicted that in these last days, evil will increase exponentially. We know that as Satan exerts more control over this world’s system, the things that we know to be right will be called wrong, and the wrong will be called right. He will try to turn our values — even our common sense — upside down.
Today, we constantly see the “good” criticized and ridiculed and the “bad” praised and promoted. I believe that the push to “gender confusion” is one more step in Satan’s plan to destroy our nation.
The prophet Isaiah warned of these times. He said, “Woe unto those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness….” (Isaiah 5:20 NASB)
One of the great prophetic signs of the imminent return of Jesus Christ is the emergence of Satanic deceptions. These will primarily be in the form of counterfeit miracles, false prophets, and false messiahs. But I believe, too, that issues like “gender confusion” are destructive Satanic deceptions on a national scale.
We are undeniably in those last days.
On this week’s program, I’ll share more about these deceptions and tell you how to prepare yourself so that you will not be among the deceived.
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