This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'
I believe one of the most telling signs of the approaching end of this age is the speed with which events and conditions are falling into place. When I began to study Bible prophecy in earnest, in the mid-50's, we got excited when we saw identifiable prophetic movement every decade or so. And we were right to do so, because before the mid-part of the twentieth century, discernible developments in prophecy occurred over the course of centuries. Today, those developments are occurring every few months, even weeks.
There are two stories, from Washington and Rome, that perfectly illustrate how prophecy is developing before our eyes.
The specter of a "national identity card" is back in the news. This time, it's being promoted as a valuable tool for "immigration reform." If you don't have the national ID card - which proves you are in the United States legally - you can't get a job. It seems that for that to work, everyone in America will need to possess the national ID card, with its implanted chip and biometric information. Then, employers will be required to ask for the card to verify that a new applicant qualifies (by being a legal resident) for the job.
If that is the law, then it won't be long before even Americans who already have jobs will be required to possess a card. And the RFID chip implanted in it? Even though the card's proponents say it won't be "trackable," do you really believe that? Maybe Big Brother won't be "tracking" it at first, but it's a safe bet that it won't be long before the federal government will find an excuse to begin keeping track of the movements of all those who hold the national ID card - which will surely be everyone! And if you need the card to get a job, then maybe before long, you'll need the card in order to conduct business, or buy and sell things.
Is this beginning to sound familiar?
Call me a conspiracy nut if you want, but it's not a giant step from a "trackable" national ID card to a tiny chip implanted just beneath the skin that will do the same thing and be a lot more "convenient" and safer than a card that can be misplaced, lost, or stolen.
Actually, this is exactly the implanted RFID chip (which would include medical and financial dossiers) that proponents of Obamacare wanted for participating patients. Thankfully, that part of the legislation was defeated in the Congress. But, as with all of the Left's defeated legislative proposals, you can be sure they'll bring it around again and again until it finally becomes law - either by legislation or executive order!
From Rome, we're learning more every day about the titanic power struggle being waged behind the scenes at the Vatican. Many observers believe that it may have figured into Pope Benedict XVI's decision to retire from office. As I've discussed a couple of times in the last three weeks, Saint Malachy's predictions in 1139 suggested that the pope who will be elected later this month will be the last pope of the Roman Catholic church. Bishop Malachy prophesied that the final pope would lead the church during "tribulations" and eventually see it - and Rome - destroyed by the evil men that he helps achieve world control.
It would be hard to deny that these are exciting times in which we live!
This week, I will also examine the critical Bible prophecies that describe the events we are watching unfold today. Those prophecies describe the two leaders who will emerge to lead the one-world government that now looms in our future.
Folks, I know I keep saying this to you, but each time I repeat it, it's even more true: Get ready! Jesus is coming soon! You see, the 'man of lawlessness' that will lead the one-world government cannot be revealed until the One who restrains him has been removed from the earth. 'The restrainer' is the Holy Spirit. And since the Holy Spirit dwells in all true believers, to remove Him from the earth means we must be removed, also. That's what we call the 'Rapture.'
Because we see the Antichrist's government now being created by the nations of the world; because we see the world plunged into financial chaos and desperately searching for a solution (which is precisely how the Antichrist will achieve worldwide control); and because we have a blow by blow blueprint of these final days provided us by the ancient prophets, I can say with authority that time is short. Make sure you've accepted the pardon that Jesus died to purchase for you. Make sure your friends and family have the opportunity to accept this pardon, too.
Don't miss this week's Report here Sunday.