I will list them in chronological order from most recent…should you wish them edited properly, maybe a visit to his website would help…
It’s all about Israel! There’s only one nation on the face of the Earth that has a title deed to a piece of land from God the creator and that’s Israel. In 1948 Israel officially became a nation, that’s when Bible prophecy of the last days went on the fast track. That was the big sign that started the countdown to armageddon. We owe the Israelites a great debt! God didn’t choose them because they were better than any other people, he simply chose them to keep His word, His name, true knowledge of Him from being wiped from the Earth. Remember, when God picked the Israelites out of obscurity for this task the people of Earth were awash in false religion. Because God loves us so much He needed to make sure there would remain a path to salvation, and for that he chose Abraham.
Hal’s essential Bible study: ‘The Coming of the Last World Super Power’ focuses on what the Bible says the world will look like in the time just before the return of Jesus Christ. In part 10, Hal describes a world where the full and complete worshipping of Satan and the absolute rejection of God is required. He is not talking about someone posting a picture of a statue of Baphomet on social media, or a provocateur at the bus stop with 666 tattooed on his forehead, but actual Hell on Earth. At this point in the lesson this generation of believers have been removed from Earth by God allowing the Antichrist and False Prophet to be revealed. There is a small number of people, scattered around the world, persecuted relentlessly, who shine a light in the darkness. About halfway through the reign of the Antichrist, God literally rips a hole in the Earth, creating a canal of living water that continuously flows, running west from Jerusalem to the Mediterranean Sea, filling the valley of the Jordan and making Jerusalem a valuable port city. The fighting over who owns Jerusalem is going to be the flash point that will light off the last war of the world. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
God knew the Israelites would fail Him even before He chose them. Regardless, His promise to them is very clear: as long as the sea keeps its place, as long as the stars, sun and moon remain in the sky, I will not desert Israel. When you believe Jesus is your savior, you’ve got the same covenant with God. He says he that believes in Me is not condemned, but he that believes not is condemned already. If you believe in Him you will never be condemned. This is a covenant from God and as long as the sea keeps its place, as long as the stars, sun and moon remain in the sky, He will keep His promise to us. Please consider supporting Hal Lindsey and his ministry in the new year. May you and yours have a blessed 2022! Click here to donate.
2021: A Prophetic Review
Fully half of all Americans say 2021 was the worst year of their lives. Do you know what that means? It means that what we are doing as a society is not working. It means the country is on a downward path and that rejecting God causes pain. It means that the encouragement of filth and the glorification of evil are the worst ways to raise a generation of kids. It is a reminder that sin’s final dividend is death.
People are increasingly miserable, and as society continues to push thoughts of God aside, it will get worse. Every day, 2021 brought more news stories pointing to signs of the last days as given in the Bible. But I want to focus on just one — the global movement to make the world ready for Antichrist. Few of the elite movers and shakers know what they are really doing or why. But let’s be clear. Satan has an agenda for our planet and its inhabitants. And those who reject Christ are increasingly vulnerable to his manipulations.
True democracy stands between Antichrist and world power. It must either be destroyed or dramatically changed — “reset.” And that’s where the World Economic Forum (WEF) comes in. In 2020, they began implementing something they called, “The Great Reset.” Their website says that the purpose of the Great Reset is “to build a new social contract.” Think about that phrase. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “social contract” is “a means of explaining the origin of government and the obligations of subjects.”
In creating “a new social contract,” elites want to reset the relationship between governments and the governed. Lately, WEF has been calling it, “The Great Narrative.” But it amounts to the same thing — global power concentrated in a few elites.
For years, conspiracy theorists saw sinister undertones in the World Economic Forum’s activities. But their sessions were hidden behind closed doors, and no one knew for sure what they were up to. That has now changed. In 2021, Klaus Schwab, WEF’s Founder and Executive Chairman openly spoke of a small group of unelected individuals imagining, designing, and even executing the future for billions of people.
At the WEF’s Great Narrative summit in November, Schwab said, “We meet today to develop a great narrative; a story for the future…. We are here now to imagine the future, design the future, and then execute.”
It’s no accident that the summit took place in and under the co-sponsorship of the United Arab Emirates — a “constitutional monarchy.” It was specifically held in the Emirate of Dubai, whose government is considered an “absolute monarchy.” In recent years, global elites have become increasingly distrustful of the rabble — in other words of voters and therefore of democracy. The world’s elites have come to believe that big global decisions should be left to people like themselves — rich, atheistic, proud, and unaccountable.
Global manipulations can be extremely frustrating to see. That’s why we should always remember the scriptural admonition found in Psalms 37:1 (NASB). “Do not fret because of evildoers.” You can drive yourself to distraction looking at and fretting over the deeds of evil men. But in John 14:27 (NASB), Jesus gave this glorious promise. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
It’s like recording a football game while you are out, then learning that your team wins in the end. When you get home to watch the game, even the dark moments for your team do not discourage you because you already know how things turn out. We win! Rest in the comfort of those words.
In part 9 of his essential Bible study, ‘The Coming of the Last World Super Power’, Hal explains the supernatural origins of antisemitism. There has always been a relentless effort from Satan to destroy Israel because Israel is the people through whom the savior and messiah of the world is born. God knew Abraham and his descendants would be the target of Satan from the moment He chooses him, so He promises His protection: Any people who bless you, I will bless them, but any who seek to cause you harm, I will curse.
One of the greatest ways to understand God is to look at how He is faithful to Israel. Aren’t you glad God’s faithful to Israel? Because He is faithful to Israel, it assures He will be faithful to us. When He makes a promise, He will not break that promise. It’s unconditional. When God says ‘I will’ it’s an unconditional binding covenant that never expires. God will see to it there will be a believing remnant out of the descendants of Abraham who will be brought back to the land of Israel. And that believing remnant will be used to set up a kingdom under Jesus Christ that will rule the world for 1000 years. God promised he would do that, and he’s gonna do it. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
The Dragon and the Manger
Dragons make fine fiction. In the old stories, heroes become heroes while battling dragons. Those dragons aren’t real. But Revelation 12 depicts something it calls a dragon — something very real. It uses some of the most startling and dramatic imagery anywhere in literature.
“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.” [Revelation 12:1-4 NASB]
Before we identify the characters, stop and think about the horror of this picture. A woman is “in labor and in pain to give birth.” That means the child is about to appear. During birth and as a newborn, he is and will be highly vulnerable. While in labor, the woman is highly vulnerable. Childbirth is a glorious thing, but the height of labor is a terrible stage. John 16:21 says, “Whenever a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come….” [NASB]
She’s in pain. The process can seem unending — wave after wave, the contractions grow more intense and each time with less respite before the next one hits. Her back aches. Her whole body hurts. John 16:21 goes on to say, “…but when she gives birth to the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a child has been born into the world.” [NASB]
She still remembers that there was pain, but the memories almost immediately begin to dim relative to the joy of the child. Often with a second child, the woman will say, “I had forgotten how much this hurts!” When she’s in the throes of labor, she “has sorrow.” Many Bible translations use the word “pain” here, but the actual Greek is best translated “sorrow.” That sorrow includes pain, but it also includes her utter fatigue and the feelings of hopelessness engendered by exhaustion and agony.
Later she will feel great joy, but this is not that point. In Revelation 12, the pain is at its peak. The sorrow seems ceaseless. It is the woman’s most vulnerable moment. That’s when the monster shows up.
Revelation 12:9 identifies the dragon as Satan. Verse 5 identifies the Child as Jesus. The woman represents the nation of Israel. Genesis 37:9-10 identify the sun and moon and 12 stars as Jacob (whom God renamed Israel), his wife Rachel, and Jacob’s 12 sons who become the 12 tribes of Israel. Jesus was born out of that nation.
Before the birth of Jesus, Satan used men like Pharoah, Haman, and Antiochus in attempts to destroy the mother before she could bear the Child. He tried using whole nations such as the Amalekites, Philistines, Egyptians, and Babylonians. When Jesus was born, the dragon induced Herod to kill babies across the region in an attempt to murder the Christ child.
Bible prophecy requires the existence of the nation of Israel at the time of Christ’s second coming. Again, the dragon and his minions try to make that impossible by doing everything they can to destroy Israel. Iran keeps promising to wipe Israel off the map. Eighty years ago, Hitler’s attempt at genocide resulted in the deaths of six million Jews. But God used the holocaust to help create modern Israel.
Satan loses. That’s true in history. It’s true in the Christmas story. And it’s true in our stories as Christians. That is the reason Christian art so often depicts a defeated dragon at the feet of Jesus — just one of many reasons to rejoice at Christmas.
In Revelation 3:10 the Lord makes a promise to believers alive during these times. This is a promise for us, and we know that God always keeps His promises. Hal teaches from the original Greek: God literally says, because you have clung to My word, and to the truth of it, I will keep you out of the time of testing. We will not ever be confronted with the mark of the beast, we will never know who accepts the deal with the devil, Christians will never experience literal hell on Earth because God promises we will be kept out of the time of trials. In this time of increasing apostasy the Lord promises He will look after his own. What a relief!
In part 8 of his essential Bible study, ‘The Coming of the Last World Super Power’, Hal explains the vital role false religion plays during the End Times. We all have our opinions about which denomination follows the Word in a doctrinally acceptable manner, and which ones do not, but the truth is there are good Christians who are Catholics, just as there are good Christians who are Baptists, as well as Protestants, Lutherans, and so on. Be assured only God can distinguish who is a true believer and who is not. Hal explains when the Bible refers to false religion during these times, it is not talking about celebrating the birth of our Savior in a month He may not have actually been born in, or the many differences in how we worship, but about the full rejection of Christ in all His forms and the complete, conscious worshiping of the beast. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
Unto Us… the Ultimate Gift
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given….” — Isaiah 9:6, NKJV.
When Isaiah the prophet said, “Unto us,” he spoke of his national family, Israel. Christ would be born a son of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But the message of “unto us” did not and does not stop there. Isaiah also spoke those words as a man. For that reason, the “us” to whom this Child was born includes the whole human race.
The birth of a child is always an awesome event. Tragedies can occur before, during, or after childbirth. But it is the very awesomeness of birth that makes such events so unspeakably sad.
Usually, the day of birth is celebrated for a lifetime. The birth of a son or daughter has turned many an atheist into a firm believer. Human birth is that remarkable, that overwhelming.
But in all human history, the birth of one Child stands out. It embodies the wonder of all human birth and to that it adds the divine. And I don’t just mean adds a little bit of divinity. I mean that in this Child, God became man and dwelt among us (John 1:14).
Unto us — unto the human race — a Child was born. Why did He have to be born? Why didn’t He come into the world like Superman, riding a rocket from another world? Because the fiction of Superman was that he was not a man. He was an alien who happened to look like us.
This Child was born like we are — born with human DNA to a human mother through pain and travail. He was truly one of us. Fully human… but also fully God.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given.” A child is born to a family. In this case, He was born to the family of Mary and Joseph, the family of Israel, and to the family of man. “Unto us a son is given.” He came as God’s great Gift to us all.
It’s not an accident that we celebrate His birth with gift-giving. It is appropriate. Each of our small gifts stands as a reminder of Him — the greatest Gift of all.
At Christmas, we celebrate the first advent of Christ. We celebrate His birth and all that His birth made possible, including our salvation and redemption. But we should also remember His second advent. He is coming again (John 14:3). The work is not over. He promised to return. We can see it when we keep reading Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV).
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
God bless you and may you enjoy a profound, Jesus-centered holiday season this year!
From Revelation, to Daniel, and back to Revelation, Hal shows how these two amazing books of the Bible truly fit together like a hand and glove. In Daniel 8:25 Hal looks to the original Hebrew: ‘By means of peace, he will destroy the many.’ It doesn’t seem logical. How can peace destroy anything? In the hands of a most clever dictator, or a great deceiver, it’s the promise of peace that can get people to do anything, even sell their soul. In part 7 of his essential Bible lesson ‘The Coming of the Last World Super Power’, Hal explains the Bible says it’s this man who will make a covenant with Israel, guaranteeing their security in the 7 years before the return of Christ.
Revelation 17 reveals one of the Bible’s biggest mysteries: Babylon the Great, the mother of whores and abominations of the Earth. Like only he can, Hal unravels this mystery for us line by line, word by word. ‘Babylon’ is a symbolic name standing for false religion. The next word, ‘whores’, plural, refers to the false teachers of this false religion. Lastly, ‘abominations’, denotes the doctrine they teach. Whores are the teachers, the abomination is what they teach, and it all sprang forth from Babylon the Great, or the coming false religion that is in defiance of God. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
Oriented to the Lord
It’s the last hours of the night. You’re driving down a highway toward the east. After a refueling stop, you get back on the highway, but now it feels like you’re going west. The highway sign assures you that you’re still going east. You check your navigation screen and it, too, says you are going east. But it feels wrong.
What do you do? You go by facts, not feelings. You trust the highway signs and the GPS even when something inside your head is turned around.
Later, the first signs of dawn begin to illuminate the eastern sky. As the sun begins to rise, it ceases to be a question of road signs. Now you know. The sun rising in the east gives your brain a new, perfect sense of orientation. You’re going east. There’s no question. You begin to wonder how you had ever felt so confused.
Feelings can sometimes lead us astray. We must orient our paths to what we know is true.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, John F. Kennedy Jr’s 1999 plane crash came as a result of “spatial disorientation.” Encyclopaedia Britannica defines “spatial disorientation” as “the inability of a person to determine his true body position, motion, and altitude relative to the earth or his surroundings.”
The young Kennedy was only certified to fly under visual flight rules. He was not instrument rated. He had to go by sight. We become disoriented when we have nothing by which to orient ourselves, or when we try to orient ourselves by something false.
And that’s where the world is right now. In previous generations, most of even non-Christians held to certain truths. But in this generation, it’s all being turned on its head. Romans 1:18 speaks of those “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” [NASB] That’s happening right now.
Proverbs 22:28 says, “Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.” [NKJV] That verse deals primarily with property rights. Don’t move the property line marker. But it also speaks of those who remove God’s moral standards by which we can orient our lives. Removing the standards is especially cruel to children.
In Jeremiah 6:16, the Lord says, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.” [NKJV] It’s hard to find the good path when the ancient landmark has been removed.
Sometimes as Christians, we have to fly on instruments. Don’t go by feelings, but by God’s word. Do what is right even when you don’t feel like it.
The great thing for the Lord’s followers is that we have more than instruments and landmarks. We have Jesus. He called Himself “the Good Shepherd.” A shepherd walks with his sheep, directing them and keeping them safe.
So, in these troubled and troubling times, hold fast to God’s word and walk close to the Good Shepherd.
Up to this point we’ve learned the Bible says there will be 4 Kingdoms; the Babylonians; who would be conquered by the Medes-Persian empire, who would be conquered; along with the world from Greece to Pakistan, by Alexander the Great, whose empire would fracture after his death and eventually be conquered by the ruthless Roman Legion. Hal showed that the Bible says the 4th Kingdom would dissipate and later reemerge as a 10 nation confederacy, that global superpowers and world players, including the United States, must recede, leaving this reborn Roman Empire to control the world as its last superpower.
You think Hal’s been moving fast so far? In part 6 of this essential Bible study he really steps on the gas, and as anyone who’s ever been Hal’s passenger knows, once he gets going he doesn’t like to slow down. Hal introduces us to the coming prince of Rome. He explains that it is Christians who are preventing Satan from moving forward with his plan to bring hell to Earth. Christians have immense power over evil. When we are removed from this world, snatched up to Heaven by the hand of God, Satan’s power will no longer be restrained and the Antichrist will reveal himself. Satan will give this one man his throne and the power and authority over this world that comes with it. This man will come from that 10 nation confederacy, but he will not be alone. A second beast will come from Israel, he is the false prophet. He will appear to perform great miracles and will use these deceptions to turn the entire world into Satan worshippers. Wrap your head around that for a minute. Billions of people worshipping the beast in grotesque and despicable ways. Whatever you’re thinking multiply it by the largest number you can think of and you’re still nowhere close. And even though it is our faith in Christ keeping hell on Earth at bay, we should tremble at the thought that these two men are certainly living among us now. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
Thankful for God’s Word
Our primary knowledge of Jesus comes from the Bible. So how is it that so many people say they follow Jesus, but that they don’t trust the Bible? How can a person who doesn’t trust the Bible know that he actually follows Jesus? Jesus — the real Jesus — is revealed in the Bible.
Can we know the real Jesus? Does the Bible provide a faithful record of God’s revelation to humanity? Can we be sure? Yes! The Bible is self-authenticating. That means it proves itself. It does this by way of fulfilled prophecy. Remember that Bible prophecy is not vague like Nostradamus or hit-and-miss like so many modern people who claim to be prophets. It’s specific, and it’s perfectly accurate.
For instance, how could someone two or three thousand years ago make an “educated” guess about 21st century technology? They couldn’t. Yet the Bible says a great deal about it, and it’s right on the money! Because prophecy proves the Bible’s trustworthiness, we can completely trust the Person it points to from Genesis to Revelation — Jesus!
God’s standards for those who claim to speak for Him are high — impossibly high for a charlatan or fraud. The book of Deuteronomy gives two ways to know if a prophet can be trusted. Deuteronomy 18:21-22 addresses the question directly. “And you may say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” [NASB]
Start there. Do the prophet’s words come true? God promises to always tell the truth. And since He knows everything, He never has to guess. If someone claims to speak His words, they will get it right because they are getting it from Him. Close doesn’t count. It must be meticulously correct.
It also has to agree with the other things God has revealed. Deuteronomy 13:1-3 says, “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams.” [NASB]
Even if the prophet seems to perform a miracle, don’t believe the prophecy if it is not consistent with what God has already revealed about Himself. God would never tell people to go after other gods. No true prophet of God would ever say such a thing. The bottom line is that God does not contradict Himself.
With just those two requirements, it’s a miracle (literally) that any of the prophets survived. God set His standard high to filter out the fakes. His word had to be as reliable as Himself. And it is.
That God chose to speak to us proves His loving care. He’s not aloof. He’s interested. Christians don’t just believe that God exists. We believe that He has spoken. He has not left us in silent darkness. He has given us the light of His word. And His word allows us to know, follow, and love Jesus. That’s something to be thankful for every day of every year.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. May God richly bless you through the holidays and beyond!
380 years before Alexander left his empire ‘to the strong’, Daniel foretold of the Roman Empire, and the ruthlessness and the destruction they would bring. And while all roads lead to Rome, all those roads also lead to somewhere else. In part 4 of his essential Bible prophecy lesson ‘The Coming of the Last World Super Power’ Hal explains that the Bible does not say this 4th Kingdom is destroyed, but that it will take a different form: 10 nations born out of the original Roman Empire will conquer and control the whole world, culminating in the very last battle in the war of good versus evil. Spoiler alert: Good wins.
Hal begins this episode by answering a question from the audience about variations in different texts of the Bible. Whether it’s before one of his live lectures, hosting a tour to Israel, or with Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM, taking audience questions has always been one of Hal’s most favorite things. At the start of each session of his Palm Desert lecture series Hal would open the floor to questions from the standing room only crowd, often losing track of time and pushing the sermon late into the evening, sometimes to the consternation of his family sitting in the front row. This important Bible study is available in its entirety at no charge in Hal’s video archive.
An Appeal to Prophecy
In the last few years, there has been a disturbing movement in the Church to disregard or even disavow the Old Testament. It’s part of a misguided attempt to make God’s message more “agreeable” to modern minds. But Jesus and the New Testament are intrinsically linked to the Old Testament. The Lord tied His own credibility to that of the Old Testament. He proved His authenticity through an appeal to Old Testament prophecy.
In John 5:39, Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” [NKJV]
Luke 24:27 describes how Jesus spoke to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. It says, “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.” [NIV]
The New Testament hadn’t been written down yet. Jesus showed them how He had been revealed in the Old Testament. Through the prophets, God had long before given key details about the life of Jesus. According to GotQuestions.org, “Conservatively, Jesus fulfilled at least 300 prophecies in His earthly ministry.” That number is indeed conservative. The real number may be closer 500.
Use of Old Testament prophecy in the presentation of the Gospel began with the first sermon of the Church age. On the day of Pentecost, Peter began his sermon with a long quote from the Book of Job. The authenticity of the Christian message is rooted in the prophetic message of the Old Testament.
Revelation 19:10 says, “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” [NKJV]
In Acts 10, Peter preached another historic sermon. In bringing Gentiles into the Christian fold, Peter said of Jesus, “He is the one all the prophets testified about.” [New Living Translation] This time, Peter was not preaching to Jewish believers, but to Gentiles. Yet he still linked Jesus to the prophetic message of the Old Testament.
Many who want to witness for Jesus have been tied up in knots because they keep hearing that you can only use the Bible when speaking to people who already believe. Hebrews 4:12 proves that wrong. It says, “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” [NKJV]
A surgeon doesn’t have to convince his patient that his scalpel is sharp. He uses the scalpel no matter what the patient believes. We should wield the word with that same confidence. It is alive and sharp, piercing to the innermost parts of human beings — including unbelievers.
If you love Jesus, don’t throw away the great and precious Old Testament record of God’s actions, His words, and even His thoughts. That record testifies of Him.