In His Time…

…there is perfect peace.

This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’ August 29th, 2014

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Some weeks it is more difficult than others to prepare “The Hal Lindsey Report.” This has been one of those weeks.
Because we are reporting on the threat ISIS poses to the Middle East and the world, we’ve spent a great deal of time investigating the activities of that group, as well as others. That means that I and my staff have spent that time exposed to the unbelievable brutality and cruelty currently on display in Iraq and Syria.
I’m sure you’ve seen various images of that brutality on some of the nightly newscasts, but when you begin to focus on the sheer depths of the depravity, you enter a realm that can only be described as spiritual darkness.
All of us, from myself to my researcher (who, at great personal discomfort, examined all of the different terrorist beheading videos) to my producer/director, even to my video editor, have experienced a level of spiritual warfare that comes along only once in a while.

I believe that’s because we are not witnessing merely the rise of a political or ideological movement, or the carnage of a messy civil war, but we are seeing the emergence of a new manifestation of evil in our world. That’s why I’ve called the first story on this week’s program: “Evil Unmasked.” It is unbridled evil.
The recent brutal murder of James Foley seems to have finally caught the world’s attention. But it may be too late. As destructive as it is, the terrorist-army steamroller that we know as ISIS ultimately may not be as important as the Islamic threat that it is invigorating across the globe.
Folks, this is truly Satanic, demonic activity masquerading as sectarian violence. And don’t let the analysts — or the administration — mislead you. No matter what the U.S. State Department insists, ISIS does represent a religion: Islam. The chaos, mayhem, destruction, devastation, suffering, and grief are the products of that demented ideology followed to its purposed conclusion.
Normally, in this space I only give you glimpses (and sometimes some background) of what you will see on this week’s television program. But this week, I want to share with you the comments of Archbishop Emil Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq. He issues a warning so strong and alarming that I want you to read it here, too.
Archbishop Nona was interviewed shortly after fleeing Mosul with thousands of other Christians. When ISIS captured Mosul (with over 1.5 million people, it’s the second largest city in Iraq) they offered the Christians a choice: convert to Islam, leave the city and their homes, or die. Thousands fled, many died. Some were actually crucified.
In fact, on June 15 no Christian services were conducted in Mosul for the first time in 1,600 years!
The Archbishop told the world: “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future…. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever-growing number of Muslims…. Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed into your home.”
Strong words, but prophetic words.
What makes all of this even more chilling is that there are thousands of European, British, Australian, and American citizens fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria. All of these battle-hardened jihadis carry passports that will allow them to easily return to their home countries or enter the United States.
Make no mistake, jihad will someday come home to Europe and America, just as Archbishop Nona has warned.
Maybe sooner than we think.
Folks, Paul wrote to Timothy that “in the last days perilous times will come.” (2 Timothy 3:1) A few verses later he warned, “evil men… will grow worse and worse….” Those days are here.
Our brothers and sisters in Christ are being beheaded and crucified. And soon, we will face a society that demands that we forsake our Biblical values and accept its Godless dictates or suffer the consequences. Eventually, those consequences will also include death.
Now is the time to prepare for those days. If you have not done so already, believe that Jesus Christ is who He says He is; acknowledge that you are a sinner; accept the free gift of pardon which He died on Calvary to purchase for us; and, with the help of His Holy Spirit, turn from your old life and follow Him.
Then you can face the uncertainty of the days ahead knowing that when Jesus calls us from this earth to join Him in heaven, you’ll be ready to go.
Don’t miss this week’s Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, The Word Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

 

God Bless,

 

Hal Lindsey
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