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August 27, 2021 8:00 am
Question for the hour is this what did you think the last days would look like and that's the main lesson of the fall of, we are led by the folks they've no idea what they're doing. We know that other' everything they touch turns to chaos not just there, but here welcome to understanding the times radio with Jim Markel radio for the remnant brought you biology ministries today judge visits with a ministry friend popular teacher and pastor and host if they behold he comes prophecy conference September 11 Jack Hibbs dark times get any more bizarre actually, yes, and they probably will.
Jan and Jack discuss many issues this hour.
Here is today's program Jesus says that you are not willing verse 38 CR behold, your house is left to you desolate.
Jesus motions to the temple. So I say to you, you shall see me no more till you say this is the second coming. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
The next time Jesus comes back in the second coming of Israel will be shouting comes in the name of the Lord in general that an in between those Cummings the first coming and the second coming is you us, the church age and we are nearing the end by the waste bin 2000 years. As we approach the end of the church age and we started last time together regarding some of those aspects but as we look at this message after the Saints go marching in.
This is what we remember, it's this we learned that there is left behind a world in freefall that when the church's rapture out of this world to meet Christ again. Look at our first study later. The world is left into a condition where the Holy Spirit friends you rented a moment ago, the Holy Spirit doesn't leave the earth. The Holy Spirit is taken out of the way right now. The Holy Spirit is working in the earth through the church and every believer to stand against evil.
By the way, I need to ask myself as the Holy Spirit possesses my life. Am I a Christian, standing against evil. The Holy Spirit resist evil in this world at this time for the believers our strength to strength is not our president and his presence. But when the church is deposited in the arms of Jesus at the rapture the Holy Spirit doesn't leave the earth. The Holy Spirit stands aside or he gets out of the way he's removed out of the way because only he steps aside and when that happens, evil is going to go breakneck crazy in a post rapture world. That's what we learn we learn about a post rapture world we learn that also. There is left behind this great cry by the world for peace and safety. Read about that we read about Daniel's prophecy.
Chapter 8 verse 25 were the one that is coming called the Antichrist will deceive the world and answer their cry for peace and prosperity with his policies. So glad you can join me for understanding the times radio today.
Are we standing against evil even in the church age we were going to talk about some of that here in the next hour could earth be groaning any more than it is today.
The short answer is yes and when the church is gone. Things indeed will intensify that would be that seven year tribulation time were in a run up to that now.
I guess my question is, what did you think the end times would look like, what you think the last days would be characterized by the short answer is exactly what you're seeing 24 seven today. It 18 months we have seen, I would say soft totalitarianism morph into a much stronger brand even in supposedly free societies where hearing about the loss of liberty daily in hearing about CDC green zones for certain people, including the unvaccinated where hearing about the loss of medical freedom, forced vaccinations on the horizon and more turmoil is global and now we have Afghanistan fallout and I think that's going to really shake up parts of the Middle East and possibly the world, but certainly will start with the Middle East. We have Christians suffering unspeakably. We have endless lawlessness starting. Quite frankly, in Washington DC and other capitals in its staggering is the church addressing any of this. I am skeptical. I know one church is and I have the pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills online with me from California and by the way Jack is hosting a conference in just a couple weeks. Saturday, September 11 is called behold, he comes were to talk about a little bit, behold, he comes.org five dollar passes going allow you to have a lot of streaming information that day and following that particular event so will say more about that throughout the our pastor Jack Hibbs.
Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having me and you were a little bit humbled Darrell regarding that conference. I think everybody needs to know Jana that her fate by your graciousness of this conference that's coming up is really a legacy that you began 25 years ago and your great conferences that you would host annually.
I know on behalf of Amir surf out.
Barry Stagner, myself and the whole lot of others were very grateful and thankful to you Jen for your generosity. Well I pass the baton off to you. Certainly in the immediate future of the situation in my home states.
This land of 10,000 lakes and 10,000 riots. Jack, we got some issues going on in Minnesota and I know you do as well in California, but thank you for taking the baton will do our very best on September 11. I'll say more about it as we go into the hour here what I want to do. Jack is encourage folks a little bit today and that comes right out of the Bible. Hebrews tenses were to encourage one another, all the more as we see the day drawing near, the day is drawing near, the day of the Lord's return, but we have chaos and and throw on the microphone to you I mean it is so difficult to exhort at a time when things are collapsing like you've been doing that on a weekly basis of your various messages. As were looking surveying the situation right now how would you do that to my listeners. Jan I know that your bulk of listeners are people who are in the know you have a special audience. In other words, the group that you have established over the years through your really discipleship with a strong eschatology, a strong end time or Bible prophecy view. We have loved the teachings I too had the privilege of growing up in a church that really loved the fact Christ was coming and be ready in Bible prophecy.
Now all of a sudden it's no longer theory. We don't just talk about it and wonder what would be like when things really start happening well, I'd like to put it this way and I know this is what I shared with you before we got on the air today is that God's been encouraging me personally in first Thessalonians 5 because we study about prophecy. But now things are coming and it would be kind of odd for us to say oh my gosh I'm losing hard time scared I'm threatened to panic. No, no, wait, this is what we've prepared ourselves for.
I encourage all of your listeners to litter on slowly read first Thessalonians 5 because it's quite amazing. He tells us there. Paul does that. This day that's coming.
It's not going to overtake us as a thief. We will not be tricked. We walk in the light. That's why all of us are tempted to be a little over concern right now because we see the rapid and almost unmasking.
No pun intended, but the unmasking of America where now we know what has been the truth is that the United States has been weak for decades, and we did know that.
But now the mask is off, we see the US it's rapidly Jan going to be most likely removed from the world sense of insanity we see in China right now. Yeah, we see China offering the middle east coverage strength and support China's very smart are saying that I know you were friends with America but look what they've done to you. We will never do that to you so this is the end of the US but that's not for us to panic about will look to the Scripture and were ready, I see the world entirely upside down righteous people, quite frankly, are now the terrorists. I think there is terrible persecution that could be ahead of us. People are losing jobs over various issues primarily vaccine issues. Let me ask you a question pastor Jack Hibbs how much of man's morass. Do you think the church will see and we have to clarify there's man in Satan's wrath. And then there's God's wrath. God's wrath is saved only for the tribulation and saved only for the unbelieving world, but nonetheless we look at believers in Nigeria and other places. So let's just take to the Western world.
How much of man's wrath you think the church might see that's a great question and that I think the question that we've all been thinking about down deep inside is clearly now we know like a virus that starts out at a location in the sense I'm talking about the virus of persecution.
This talk about the weight as you and I speak it's continuing to go on the Afghanistan it could spill over into a rock can get into the Kurdish territory, it could start happening in Turkey we know it's already almost exterminated all believers in Syria. What about Lebanon. This is like. Think of it as a spiritual virus in the sense persecution is loose it out. This is something that when we think about the West, we have been sheltered by the mercy and sheer pleasure of God for a long time. If you think about the light in the influence and the Bible and the word that God is given to America and to see what America has done with that by evicting God from school from the work room from the city center to tell God were going to tell you, God, what marriages and oh by the way, will determine not only what life is will determine if something is even valuable enough to live America's been given great light. So can we expect no persecution in America.
Jan we talked about this in private before where I when the phrase on this white-collar persecution, meaning were under attack now by intimidation as a church right churches are being mocked or ridiculed attack threatened will sue you if you open your doors, or will sue you if you speak about this.
That's persecution in a white hauler fashion, but we learned in 2020 that it takes one event one Britain one shot one agitator to burn down the city and somebody could say hey you know what the Christians are responsible for what's going on right now and my so that's crazy Jack, well you know your blamed the bubonic plague on this just goes and it could happen. We just must be read at once it attempts to scare anybody.
I hope you have greatly have to be ready.
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The check-in check. I want to play a quick clip limited to set the stage by saying a couple weeks ago we featured an evening with Michele Bachmann talking about the tide of our times and allowing for some Q&A similar to your format of happening now and will play a short clip and then come back and talk about what Michelle has to say and it's a warning it's a little bit like what we've already talked about my questions. My audience that night. And even today is what did you think the last days would look like, probably how they're playing out. I would say today in terms of life now are getting to the present issue that's on the stage. It's the 900 pound gorilla in the room which is the forced vaccinations. One government tells you what you must do inject something your body that's never happened in the history of the United States. It's never happened has happened and evil governments in other parts of the world. This is even almost beyond that to force everyone to take a vaccine that hasn't gone through all the trials and then now if you look at the various reporting system. There's tremendous injuries. Many many deaths that have been reported in such a government doesn't just force everyone to take something like that against their will. Here in the state of Minnesota. Like I said earlier governor walls to announce that every state employee theft. A lot of people a lot of people to force them to take this. We were all told, the University of Minnesota would not mandate. Now they're back flipping, forcing yourself what does this have to do a science. What does this have to do with health. What does this have to do with control and that's really the essence of your question is control who gets to decide. Because what we are witnessing is the end of democracy that end of a constitutional republic because the gift that we have is we got choose just like Deuteronomy they got choose here in America we have to choose through elections to the laws that we live under. That's over that's over when you steal a presidential election.
When you steal from a law because every single day. It is honor and complete lawlessness coming out of Washington DC every single day. They don't follow the law.
They take away the rights that we had.
She liked that they don't even think twice they don't care because they just speaking and that's the way that it is and that is bizarre.
I have been in this game. My entire life.
A student of the law practitioner of the law is a federal tax lawyer. I was in the state and local government. I served in the Minnesota state Senate. Sen. Warren Lever.
I was privileged to serve in the U.S. Congress. I was at every single level that you could be at internationally. I was there. Never in my life have I seen anything like this.
It is breathtaking. So when all of you think well I'm staying with you while there's never been anything like this before and that's why you wake up and understand the times is believers. If we look at it through the lens of the Bible. All of this makes sense. All of this was predicted the apostasy in the church. The apathy in the church. The rise of the hill like the days of Noah, the burden of government everywhere.
This is all predicted in the Bible and that's why the birth pains are very very close now.
They're very, very close and their very very intense.
So I agree with Jan Jesus is at the door he is at the door he is coming through here and 1/2.com Lord Jesus those if you'd like to hear the 90 minute presentation that night.
It's on my website on live trees use.org olive tree views.org and just go to video you can see is but 90 minutes of the message and discussion and we ended with very positive closing by Pastor Mark Henry, Jack, your response to what you just heard. I Better that Michelle hit the nail on the head. I'll just have this to what she said previously in all of our generations, and certainly for the 64 years that I've been here on this planet.
There have been events that Christians got excited about because it's like oh my gosh.
Could this be, Ezekiel, battle or this be Jan we see it. Excited over one event that would take place. We now have events going on simultaneously, that are not going away. Michelle is correct and I want to remind and underscore the fact that all this now is happening for the first time in human history, where the church and Israel exist on the earth during that same time.
That means that the church age is about over any day now. And as we look at the things that she was saying these things should not cause us to a panic. We should look at first Thessalonians 5 and read it and say oh my gosh these are the times and the seasons that the Bible talked about so I can expect my church to be attacked by faith to be attacked my marriage to be attacked everything that has a purpose and we are being refined.
I don't believe coven ravaged the church and that's to blame God allowed it. He may not have caused it, but he allowed it and every ministry as every believer as every pastor was tested and now were being tested again. We have to have it this way. Jan, it's the way that it was promised. The prophet Jeremiah said if you've walked in these difficult times, and you've become tired what you going to do when the Jordan begins to overflow its banks and the chariots arrive at the word of encouragement not to frighten you.
These are the times and the seasons noted in the hour but I tell you what I am certain that these are the times and the seasons that Paul spoke about as reference the lawlessness is shocking now and talking but lawlessness just coming out of Washington DC political party completely out of control. By the way, I've been following your California drama there and I know you had Larry Elder at your church recently and I think you've even been the one to encourage Larry Elder to run for governor of California correcting this election will probably officially sorry last word official. The voting began somewhere about August 15 or 16 the last day to vote will be September 14 was the rules created by the Democrat party in California, but already Jan, I have documented, by the way document that I repeat Pastor's phone calls were they said yes you can record this one about to tell you pastor Jack ballots have already been found in trash cans really photographs of been taken of them. I've got people who have taken videos and said look what I'm finding there. One pastor I know was driving down the street saw some documents on the side of the highway that he thought looked somewhat important. He pulled over. He grabbed them they were opened, and he recognized them immediately. There were ballots regarding the special recall election of Gavin Newsom. Every one of those ballots said yes. Newsom should be removed and this second question on the ballot was who do you want to replace them with and these were Larry Elder voters. The point is its old razor started. That's why we documented it because a question you say these things everybody says no that's not true. Well, you know you deal with it yourself were living it here right now and it's not yet September 14 Larry Elder could win in the massive landslide were seen rallies and people driving down the street with the look what they traded in their trump flags for Larry Elder flags and what is that mean well in California doesn't mean anything because there's a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes looks largest recalled an American visionary 2.2 million people. That's Republican and Democrats united to throw him out of office. Eldon see how it goes. Just a quick word again Saturday, September 11 would be the behold he comes prophecy conference in person seating I believe is taken up at this point, but we are encouraging you to go to behold he comes down to work and sign up as a church sign up as an individual. The individual passes just five dollars and churches you can do the five dollars if you'd like. Or if you'd like a lot more technical support, then check out behold he comes.org and you can sign up for that would be a bit more costly but the church will be assisting you in every way possible. Pastor Jack Kim Zamir certified fee pastor Barry Stagner. Yours truly Reagan be bringing some messages. A Q&A and I know folks are coming from across the country because I've heard from them. Jack took the baton of understanding the times conferencing that we did in Minneapolis from 2001 through 2019 and some years we did two events which ran up a total of 24 events in those years. Obviously, Minnesota has had its issues of California but check this willing to take the plunge.
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I want to move to another issue here, world economic forum was to meet even believe in August were running out of August, but they moved their session to I believe it's January or February 2022.
I see them as the ultimate globalist outfit the ultimate in trying to establish global government and we can further discuss this on the other side of my break to. But I want to get your feedback as to the fact that they've moved shunned the goalpost down into the next year and they want to establish their great reset which would be I believe global is impossibly under global socialism or global communism where you see that going. I'm being conditioned at a time right now I don't work condition may be prepared as I look around as we spoke. A moment ago all the other indicators happening simultaneously. Many of us as believers have learned over the years that the enemy, the flesh, the devil has no self-control when evil gets going, it just wrangles for it like toothpaste wine out of it to. I can expect if it doesn't happen. Fine. But I can expect the momentum and the inertia to keep going. I expect movement toward the global reset. I expect movement toward the cashless society. I expect said to say, but biblically accurate. I expect people to happily surrender their freedoms and liberties and Constitution listen Jan for instant safety. Instant call.
Give me a shot or give me a Mark give me a code give me your promise that I'm okay.
Notice Jan for the last 18 months. No one has been allowed to get sick no more pneumonia or diabetes.
No more heart attacks. There's been no more car accident. Everyone is applied of a cough.
If somebody calls to the grocery store. The whole place goes silent. Why get sick. Are you afraid you get sick could become bitter could do. Delta could be whatever why you afraid of that I could die. Are you afraid of death. That's the key.
That's where we as believers need to capitalize on what's going on here in a negative way. Rahm Emanuel well and Hillary Clinton said we need to crisis every opportunity will guess what, everybody. As Christians we can take advantage of crises. What we do is we run into the fire. We run so to speak to the sickness and we shout and preach and share the name of Jesus in the hope because what happens if you get the vaccine are not. You don't get coal bed or you survived covert or not. And you walk out of your house and get hit by truck or you died of old age, your eternal destination is still the same and without Jesus. It's called hell with him. It's called heaven.
This is the evangelistic moment for the church God has given us a gift. When people are scared as they are the Gospels, the only answer yes thank you for saying that Jack can totally concur with that. That's going to backfire on these globalists. They've tried to scare the world. People can hardly think straight there so frightened, but hopefully that will frighten them right into the kingdom of God, particularly if they don't know the Lord. Believers shouldn't be frightened of anything. Again, this is all predicted for the last days scenario. We didn't have the details but we have the details now folks, if you'd like to keep up with what Jack is doing on radio he's done many many stations. Some of the same networks that understanding the times radio is out of here hearing me on Botton the various locations that I'm hearing on you can find Jack kid's on them as well as well as online check out real life, with Jack's real life, with Jack Shares were want to go yet in the our Pastor Jack and that is I want to talk just a little bit more about Afghanistan. We've got a bunch of believers.
Lots of them that are stuck in Afghanistan right now and they're praying for a miracle. Literally, folks. You can be involved in that miracles, I hope you will but then check you gave a series this is in the last few months you gave a series on Romans one and I personally think four of the most terrifying words in the Bible our God gave them over. We have a world now that's crumbling, and many Christians are attached I think to attach to the world but I want talk about your series on Romans one here as well and also the importance of understanding the information that the king is coming and that's the ultimate good news is, God has a glorious future prepared for all of us and we will do that when I come right back from a very short timeout. Again, behold, he comes down to work which you check it out. Please for five dollars you getting it months worth of material that you can tap into the lease and behind the scenes activity going on that will be filmed so you want to take advantage of everything the Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California will be offering not just that day, but in the weeks and months following September 11 will be back in a couple minutes don't go away. We hope you'll stay in touch with us online through politics reviews.org scalloped reviews old are you can call the central time is 763-559-4447 635594444 registered mail at all a few ministries and Jim Markel, PO Box 1452, Grove, MN 55311, Box 1452, Maple Grove, MN 55311. All gifts are tax-deductible in this age of fake news and false teaching. Thank you for trusting understanding the times radio and altered. It's right around the corner now so when I did it on your calendar and plan to live stream. This timely event, behold, he comes as the West Coast prophecy conference on September 11 at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California 9 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific time.
All seats are taken, but you can stream the event live or on demand any time. Just five dollars here is Pastor Jack hips and I would encourage you to join us for a lifestream event on September 11, Saturday, 2021 where we are going to be hosting a very special Bible prophecy conference title, behold, he comes my goodness around the world. There are so many things going on that herald the coming of Jesus. So were to get together and I'm going to be joined with special guest speakers at the mirror survived a Jan Markel and Mary Stagner as we spend Saturday, September 11 streaming live various teachings concerning what does the Bible say about our days we believe to be a greater gap in your church together and have a tremendous time of being in the world would love to have you join us to be very exciting to listen to find out more, please go to behold he comes.or, behold, he comes.org and we hope to see you online. This opens up a new injury where were losing again and we lost again. I encourage people get your eyes off CNN and Fox and everything else and into what God's word says because he will never fail. We know you can always be via radio.
Just remember that our programming is posted to our website in both its audio and video formats to snow to almost reviews.org scalloped reviews.org and then to radio also find us on YouTube rumble light source and his travel now here are John Martel and cost objectives rough up to Jesus said that there be a time to come in these last days that would depict ever darkening days before he would return. The Bible makes it very clear, friendless, and if you're not familiar, the return of Jesus Christ to earth is not to be a surprise for people who are aware of what the Bible says and Jesus said there certain things to be looking for that will indicate what we referred to as the end of the world.
Jesus spoke clearly that there would be key indicators that would lead up to a crescendo of ungodliness and unrighteousness and that would announce a cataclysmic era that would commence with what is called the rapture of the church and from that time on, the Bible says to be the judgment of God on earth against the Christ rejecting world seven-year tribulation. And I want to run you through this and again a long introduction but goes far as we can. Today this is serious business, church.
I know from this week's response from people that you will not be hearing a sermon like this anywhere else in America on a Sunday morning that was made clear to me. Jesus said that there come a time of escalation of deception against truth in Matthew 24 verse 3500 review this but you ask yourself if it's true now as he sat that's Jesus out of the Mount of olives, the disciples came to him privately same tell us, when will these things be.
What will be the sign of your coming end of the end of the age of the end of the world, a three-part question. There, and Jesus answered and said to them, take heed that no one deceives you, for many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and will deceive many and escalation of deception against the truth. Jesus said, he said that 2000 years ago 2000 years ago. Jesus said there would come in escalation of the deconstruction of society. In Genesis chapter 1 verse 27. The Bible says so God created man in his own image mark that church in the image of God he created him male and female he created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply. Jesus said to come a time as we get near the end of an escalation of deconstruction regarding society.
God's pattern was. I have made human beings in my image, male and female. I've created Jesus said there would come in escalation of calamities on earth they would increase. Matthew 24 verse seven and there will be famines, pestilence earthquakes in various places in all these things Jesus said in the beginning of sorrows escalation of calamities.
Oh my, the escalation of calamities. I was listening to Germany's president Angela Merkel recently and she was referring to the floods in Germany over the summer. She said this staggering piece of the German language cannot describe the devastation, it's the birth pangs and you're wondering why is everything out of control. I believe it's because cheese is a saying hey I am coming soon and the birth pangs can escalate. The closer we get to my return. I want to quickly go to the situation in Afghanistan from a prophetic perspective for just a moment and also plea for believers over there. I'm talking for the hour with Pastor Jack's Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California had the privilege of ministering.
There are a couple of occasions and will again Saturday, September 11, behold, he comes.org can find out more about Jack Jacobs.com Pastor Jack, the prophetic significance I think.
And please speak into this of the Afghanistan situation, Americans pull out, etc. clearly the whole world, but particularly the players in the Gog Magog Ezekiel 38, 39 scenario now know, America is the week player on the planet that she has no loyalty to anybody, including Israel, and that is alluded to in Ezekiel chapter 38 where the nations of the world. America obviously included just stand back and say to the invaders of Israel.
What are you doing, but they don't actually do anything. Well, that's Joe Biden on steroids nations of the world previously understood that even when we had a change in power from Republican Democrat Democrat to Republican that America still stood for its constitutional values. It was a beacon in the world can look to that beacon and trusted that beacon and now we see where a tremendous peace and stability had come to the Middle East that Abraham accords. There were a lot of talk about Nobel Peace Prize. This people stopped attacking each other. There was this call and investments began to rush into the region.
People began to experience a better standard of living and now it's gone like someone pulling the plug in the bent of the water quickly has gone down the matter of months.
The destabilization so now the United States is no longer factor in the Middle East. This sets up Russia and any other partner like Persia to do what they want to do.
The Bible tells us in this is what sponge and we have to make this up. The Bible tells us that Israel is going to be the ultimate target there to be the one that's in the way rush is going to want the resources of the Middle East and Persia.
Once the Jewish state destroyed the team up together, even though they can't stand each other to accomplish each other's goals for each other's own advancements in the right thing is we've read Ezekiel and they're not going to succeed, the God of heaven steps and the Jews at that point will begin to see.
I believe it means Jan that Jews will begin to wake up how to make the whole nation get saved I think the scales going to be lifted from the eyes of the Jews are gonna start saying that God delivered us from this Russian Persian battle. I think were of course closer on the calendar than ever majestic Einstein figure it out but what we are closer to his policy. You cannot trust United States anymore to protect you because Biden did not honor the piece in the calm what he had to do. Jan is leave Afghanistan alone. It was working fine. There are pastors across Afghanistan than asking for urgent prayer. They say we are hidden right now in different areas, several pastors have said the Taliban have already contacted them and warned they will come for them. Then you had a comment to I think Jack about their checking cell phones of some of the Christians talk to me about that for a minute, I'll be careful of what I'll say because I can agree with you Jan pastors that you spoke to percent accurate. They are systematically checking everyone to see if they have a cell phone, and then they'll go through that cell phone to see if there's any US phone numbers and Bible out there searching for your Google search to see did you search things that were Christian. What's that all about.
Well you as the secularists could ponder and you may be correct in many ways, but as a believer, we know that this is not Caliban, it's the demons behind tell the man that operated these things are happening.
The church in Afghanistan is being martyred now as we speak. Gary Bauer writes this fiasco is a colossal deceitful United States massive amounts of US weaponry falling in the hands of the enemies some Afghan security forces are reportedly fleeing to Iran with US equipment in just a few weeks when the 20th anniversary of 9/11 rolls around the Taliban will have their feet up on the desks in our embassy, their flag will be on the flagpole that flew the Stars & Stripes for nearly 20 years, there will likely be Caliban led celebrations all over, including Tehran, Beijing, Kabul, Moscow, etc. the Taliban spokesman is on Twitter while Donald Trump is banned.
I think that is symbolic of our completely upside down society today which again is predicted. Pray for all of those folks in Afghanistan but there are many, many believers and believe me they are in the bull's-eye. Evil check. I teased first segment that you did a series on Romans actually did a series before that on futures and we talked about it on air here and you did that because in the last year and 1/2 people from other churches have visited your church and you realized he needed some of the basics and we talked about some of the basics, at least as it concerns the eschatological basics and the last time we were with me for right now I'm heading a little bit more over to what I teased with and that is the frightening words, God gave them over. God eventually won a society doesn't want to turn to him. He gives them over to a reprobate mind you taught on that.
You also told me about some response. I don't think you expected. First, tell me why you went into this series, and then some of the response really obvious that as we mean the church open during the COBIT shutdowns and everything so people began flocking to the church. What we did not expect was who are these people began after services to get questions from people that have a Bible in their hand, but they would say things like, is the Holy Spirit is an actual person or is it like a force or influence to use the Jesus is coming that you mean literally, physically, so we knew all what's going on.
We become like a foster church with all these children who don't know, so I announced to the staff and I announced to the church after the futures series. I said we by necessity, we must go verse by verse chapter by chapter, sometimes no words were heard in the book of Romans. On Sundays and Hebrews on Wednesdays to lay a new foundation for many of you, and I was shocked to see how many of them even made decisions for Christ. In fact Jan or less baptism, we had almost 1400 people baptized the baptism before that was 1200 people baptized so in the last half year we seen 2500 people baptized. What's the deal. Speaking teaching on Romans. When we came to the portions of sexuality and homosexuality and all the things it's listed there. In Romans one. The shock was how many people responded where the Holy Spirit just struck their heart on that and they were convicted and they accepted Christ. We didn't get picketed. We didn't get people out in front throwing bricks of the building or calling me. Even the homophone.
There were people upset that we talked about it, but also saying I don't like what I'm hearing, but it's making me saying and that was God's mercy and his grace in his favor because we didn't take it lightly. We took it seriously and I told the church if were willing to empty out the seats of the sanctuary to say five people who are lost. The lifestyle than it's going to be worth it and we believe that in than what got wound up doing was saving many in that lifestyle but then turn around and just bringing people that are hungry for the word in Janet's another indicator that we live in the last moments is anything pastors and kids. We need desperately. Obviously it sounds. Governments maybe were going to wait now until Jesus rules on the throne of Jerusalem before he going to ever see that again. I can think so even as we speak. Some laws are trying to be passed in Washington so will have one party rule for however long we have left by so long for the days of Mike Pompeo rather than some of the antics that were observing here in the last eight months or so. You had Mike in your church frill recently and I'd like to play a short clip of him and just talk about that for a minute because actually spent most of the time with Q&A with him, which I just thought it was captivating. This is a great story was my second trip to North Korea to visit with charming Kim. You'll recall the chairman Kim had returned an American's alma mater warned her to the United States, only to have died a few hours later from his maltreatment in the detainment of the place even how very North Korea wanted desperately get the remaining three Americans back out so I think at first when I was said director was a secret trip was really special.
I left on Good Friday, early in the morning I got back late on Easter Sunday night. None of you I was there was only thing the delete for my four year my wife was happy that that news had gotten out.
Second trip, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon the meeting which everything was ending and I turned chairman Kim and said president United States would like the three Americans are holding to be put on my airplane allowed to return alongside say yes.
The meeting wrapped up just a little bit later as I was walking out he turns to me. The translator says the president really want those three home yes German it's his expectation, so get back to the airport, climb up on the plane. My senior team member on the plane says Sec. They just came and got a couple of our guys and they took him off in a white van and over they went in the van showed back up on the airport. It was a handful minutes later and out of the van, climbed my two officers a couple of North Korean guards and then the three Americans would contain a present from it was amazing. I was very emotional for me when when they climbed off the airplane that senior gentlemen on the flight back on the flight back from Pyongyang through Tokyo and then on to Washington DC.
I put on a 3 x 5 card a song that he wanted me to have for having kept the faith and brought them back home. I dread the secretary say for all of about two weeks. At this point and so we get back with transfer I got back on the plane got back about 10 minutes before the three detainees returned to join presenters and I walked in and everyone cheers because the world knew that these folks are on the way home, television was covering her to bed about midnight California time and I walked in and everybody said thanks and then Mrs. drum said to me what your next trip not know the truth is I'm not sure that I achieve anything that was his personal rewarding assisting those three men returned home to their families. Jack listening to Mike Pompeo at your church every recently I found myself longing for sound government again and obviously we have anything but that going on right now.
Honestly, how do we deal with the insanity and the lunacy going on in Washington and how it affects every listener. First of all just hearing secretary. Mike's voice again is comforting and true faith of your listeners know that but is a true born-again believer loves the Lord. In fact, gentle back note on this while he was speaking at church. Him and Susan his wife during worship, the secretary's attention that I go and visit the children's ministry. While it's underway most specifically, the fifth grade. We love teaching the fifth grade back in Kansas at our Sunday school. Can we see your fifth grade kids. They walked into our fifth grade kids sanctuary and just without invitation and without prompting. They just walked up there grabbed the microphone to begin talking to the kids about the Lord and it was just amazing. But Jana getting back to what you had said this is what we need to do in times of uncertainty and but concerning the times and the seasons bread and you have no need that I should write unto you, for you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night for Wednesday say listen up everybody when they that's not you that's not Jack that's not Jana.
When they say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman, they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness so that this day will overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep as others do it, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night and for those who get drunk at night.
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet the hope the assurance of salvation for God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us, whether we wake or sleep that is live or die we shall live together with him. Therefore comfort each other. Here it is again comfort each other and edify one another, just as you are also doing currently. That means were doing it now.
That's what we need to do.
Let me ask you this is you traveled in the world of fellow pastors for more than 30 years many churches do you think are really getting it and when I say that I mean how many churches fully understand the times and are literally having a pulpit that's a watchmen on the wall because what I'm hearing from people that had been following this ministry for a while and the greatest cry out there is for can I find a church, etc. telling the truth and looking to the Lord's return and things like that. It tells me that the pulpits are in terrible shape in the Western world in my right you are exactly right people listening to right now they know you're right they witnessed it.
Watching it say something affects 10% of the churches out there, a New Testament church. I don't know. I can only from 40,000 feet is here watch the weather patterns was watching a low pressure sweep across the nation. The best that we can do because when you begin to look at areas. By and large the mega church has been far I think of failure. It may have been big. It may have been sparkly, but it's local affect its witness at candlelight, so to speak, appears to be snuffed out. Many mega churches. Even still, to this time is not fully opened.
I'm hoping Jim like you are that there is a string of pearls across America that are little churches committed and going for it and not denying his name and they are keeping the word the Philadelphian church is that has got to be true.
I don't want to be saying like the great prophet said you know I alone am left when God said no. I got 7000 but still remain. The Lord is faithful to have his witness again. I believe that were living at a time where God is using things he may not of invented covert but is use this as an acid wash to strip away the dross to see what's there. I got an email, Jack. I'm going to read through a short this is coming from a supporter who found yourself on a plane with some Jewish unbelievers. They were American Jews that going back to Israel. They've never lived there but they're headed there now.
She writes this about this experience, she being the Jewish lady sitting next to her. She continued to tell me that she and her husband have lived here in America for a number of years very happy very comfortable very wealthy. They both were awakened in their sleep, a couple of months back, looking, and asking each other why they were awake. They both said were supposed to go home again. These are Jewish unbelievers. We are supposed to go home go home, not for a visit, but to live there to leave America to leave our comfort to leave our wealth. They shook the feeling they thought, but he kept coming, unrest, no peace.
These were her words. So here is this family on their long home journey to Israel.
They don't understand why except that they are supposed to return no job, no home. I already know the Jewish lady was saying and she pointed to her heart. We have peace in her heart. Again, these are Jewish unbelievers seated next to a Christian who is talking to them and interacting my supporter says in reading Scripture. I always struggled with how God would begin to bring his people home to the land and now he is answered. Of course, the only way God can check Chris. It's very end time is God's can bring.
Not all the Jews back, but many of them back to the land of Israel, then he is really going to begin his last days work in them. Obviously, preparation for the tribulation for those who don't get saved your thoughts on this. What you just read has been going on from about what we first historically began to read about it that in 1885 answering 90 Jews all around the world began to say we are going to go home.
Then we have the remarkable and I believe it was an act of God. When Ronald Reagan said to Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall that was a fantastic photo up for a lot of reasons, and it was certainly humanitarian blessing, but what we fail to know at the moment was that that wall going down open the door for a minimum of 600,000 Russian Jews born in Russia but they were Jews to relocate to make Ali out to Israel and I remember when that happened in Isaiah 43 says that God will say West my people shall calm, he will say to the East go home and he says I will invite them from the south and they will come. But this is amazing. He says I will command the north. Let my people come.
That's interesting because Moscow's north of Jerusalem, to the maximum. And I find it fantastic that when Reagan said, tear down this wall.
Nobody know that God was moving through political players the door for his people to start coming home. If somebody's a nonbeliever today happen to be listening to your program right now if they were to say you can't prove the existence of God. I actually believe I can, but that's another argument, but I'd like to start by saying one word. That is, you explain to me this one word. Israel is you explain that to me. I nation that existed throughout antiquity ceased to exist for 2000 years kept their culture kept their language in Their ethnicity, so to speak in its practices and then to be reconstituted on May 14, 1948 never happened before in the history of man is not can happen again in Isaiah said shall I bring forth my nation and be reborn in one day so Israel I could challenge anyone's atheism with one word in this Israel explain it.
Thank you for doing that. Jack, do you want to issue one more invitation concerning September 11, you know where meeting on a significant day. Obviously the 20th anniversary of something dreadful that happened to America and not only dreadful to America the world is never been the same since September 11 because radical Islam brutally exposed itself.
Not that we hadn't seen shades of that before we had 1993 and some activity in Middle East, etc. but September 11, 2001. Not one of my listeners can't well they know where they were that day and how they felt that day, so we're meeting on the 20th anniversary. For behold, he comes a whole lot more glorious and uplifting message than that of having to consider radical Islam which also is raising its ugly head as we speak.
Wow, you got me off guard or jet have mixed emotions about that because number one of joyful and excited about the conference and the content because the content will be Bible. So that's going to be great, and that's ultimately the meaning of it all. The downside is the fact that in light of this debacle by our present administration to say that this September 11 is going to add insult to injury to us is an understatement. Is it reopens a wound, but in this case, it may reopen a wound with the chainsaw because we have spent billions of dollars blood and so much more and we will be acknowledging that day.
But since this recent debacle incidents going to be a very bitter day and a sad day because it's a day that is announcing we've lost again.
We not only lost 20 years ago. On that Tuesday morning that we all remember where we were standing. But this opens up a new injury where were losing again and we lost again.
I encourage people that your eyes off CNN and Fox and everything else and into what God's word says because he will never feel men check the various postings that Pastor Jack gives presents real life, with Jack hymns Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California. Jack him's.com behold, he comes.org to register for that conference online only five dollars and you get so much for that five dollars you can get all sorts of presentations behind the scenes.
Well, forever and ever. I know it's a lot of websites I just gave you but I want to close with some words out of Psalm two. As we talked about some troubling things today. Psalm two says this.
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord against his anointed, saying, let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their words from us. This is the part I love.
He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord holds them in derision, then he will speak to them in his wrath and terrify them in his fury, saying as for me, I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill. In other words, evil doesn't win forever. Folks someday there will be a reckoning and evildoers will be judged for ever. Someday perfect government is coming with Jesus on the throne in Jerusalem. I say bring it on. May it be well real spoon is a terrible tribulation that has to happen first within the millennial reign of Jesus Christ on earth I want to thank you for listening this hour and we would just talk to you again next week. Contact us through our website. Olive tree views.org olive tree views.org: simple Simon 763-559-4444 763-559-4444 right to alter ministries of John Markel Fox 1452 Maple Grove, MN 55311 Xbox 1452 Maple Grove, MN 55311.
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