Tonight on The Hal Lindsey Report
Please join me this week for Part One of "2015: Prophetic Year in Review."
From the perspective of Bible prophecy, 2015 may be remembered as the year Satan's key project began to rise.
Since at least the time of Nimrod, Satan has been laying the groundwork for a one-world government, with his man in charge.
Through the millennia since, he's had successes and setbacks. But in 2015, the foundation became complete enough for him to begin building the actual edifice. The past year seemed to bring us to the critical time when Satan's one-world order got on final track.
2015 showed us that the Antichrist may not establish his power through a dramatic military coup or the takeover of a particular national government. Instead, it may well come through his control of a global, trans- and supra-national governing body.
And we witnessed in 2015 the breathtaking birth of those bodies that may control the world one day.
Surprisingly, a major culprit may be the Republican Congress that handed the President sweeping new powers to negotiate trade deals.
On October 5, 2015, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was formed by 12 Pacific Rim nations. It will be an unbelievably powerful governing regime that can change the rules however it wishes and there is nothing the participants can do about it.
Though supposedly formed to regulate and facilitate trade between the 12 nations, the TPP Commission will be granted power and authority that is almost unbelievable. Here are just a few of the things that the TPP will have dictatorial power over: immigration, wealth redistribution, education, human rights, gay rights, same-sex marriage, gun control, health care, women's reproductive rights, abortion, sustainable development, pollution, wildlife and wetlands, and the authority to give foreign nations complete access to American markets. It will be able to punish nations with multi-billion dollar fines and punish individuals who organize boycotts against products. It is also going to make it illegal to mark a product as "Made in the USA."
And its companion treaty is The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Very little about trade, but a lot about global control.
But in 2015, TPP was not the worst deal of the year. In fact, it wasn't even second worst. That distinction falls to the Iran nuclear deal.
The worst international agreement of 2015 was approved unanimously by every member of the United Nations General Assembly. It is a so-called "climate" agreement known as Agenda 2030.
Supposedly created to deal with climate issues, the agreement includes items like plans to "reduce... violence and death rates." And, "provide justice for all." And "provide legal identity for all including birth registration."
That seems like a lot of stuff that has little to do with the climate! This pact will lead to the most extreme totalitarian regime ever conceived and, eventually, to the "Mark of the Beast."
Very little about the climate, but a lot about global control.
In 2015, Pope Francis jumped wholeheartedly on the climate change bandwagon. Throughout the year, he chastised individual nations that place their national interests above the common global good and stand in the way of international progress toward climate control. He thinks that's a bad thing. And he called for governments to cede their authority to a higher agency -- and he wasn't talking about Almighty God, either.
The Pope has been hoodwinked by the secular agenda of those working toward a one-world government. He seems not to understand that Agenda 2030 is not about the climate. It never was. It is about the politics of the New World Order.
In 2015, European leaders welcomed massive numbers of Muslims into their countries. It has now accelerated from immigration to invasion.
And while the United States has been fairly focused on ISIS, al-Qaeda and the Taliban have been re-establishing themselves in Afghanistan. During the 2012 campaign, President Obama disingenuously bragged that "al-Qaeda is on the run." But at the moment, al-Qaeda is preparing to run Afghanistan.
In 2015, ISIS proved that its tentacles now reach into much of the world, including the United States. I guess they are no longer President Obama's "J.V. team."
In America, 2015 saw acceleration of the brutal new despotism known as Political Correctness.
"Tolerance" used to mean "forbearance," or "to allow," or "to agree to disagree," or even, "to endure what you don't like." No longer.
American schools today teach our children that "tolerance" means "full endorsement" and that anything less than "full endorsement" means "intolerance."
It started with the issue of homosexuality. Children are being taught that if you don't endorse and promote homosexuality, then you must be an intolerant bigot.
That same absurd thinking has now spread to the subject of Islam. So, to teach our schoolchildren tolerance of Islam, they are taught to embrace Islam.
Ironically, the Muslim faith is the most "intolerant" of all major religions.
And just before Christmas of 2015, Disney released the seventh Star Wars movie: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Like the original "Star Wars" in 1977, they are both extremely "spiritual" movies. They feature a spirituality that loosely resembles Christian faith. It's not real Christianity, but it is vaguely spiritually comforting.
Revelation predicts the coming of a world religion. I'm not saying that it will be based on "Star Wars," but the mythology of "The Force" is one of many elements laying the groundwork for that coming religion.
People are hungry for meaning. They're spiritually destitute. They don't know it, but they feel it. They are searching for something to fill the void.
In the movie, one of the characters tells another that "The Force is calling to you. Just let it in." That's scary because "The Force" of "Star Wars" is not the one true God. And if you just "let it in," you will be in for a world of hurt.
But in these last days, people are desperate to find something to fill the God-shaped void in their lives. The coming false religion will flood that void for many of them.
Please join me this week for Part One of "2015: The Prophetic Year in Review."
Don't miss this week's Report here Sunday.
I want to wish all of you a wonderful, blessed, and happy new year. Thanks again for your faithful prayer and financial support during 2015. I pray that God will bless all of your endeavors in 2016.
Happy New Year!