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The King is Coming Podcast- San Bernardino and Syria

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San Bernardino- the king is comingDr. Hindson recently recorded in our studio at the World Prophetic Ministry to talk about a couple of recent news developments as they relate to the Middle East and ultimately Biblical Prophecy. Those events are the recent shooting in San Bernardino and the continuing conflict in Syria.
Jerry Edwards, Executive Pastor at World Prophetic Ministry sat down with Dr. Hindson to discuss what he thought about the recent tragedy in San Bernardino.
“What gets me is the location. For over 40 years, The King is Coming was located in Colton, just down the road from where this took place. I have stayed there probably 50 times and when I’m watching the news I know exactly where that is. Dense, highly populated area. What it said to me is this could happen anywhere, we have to be ready at any time. “
Dr. Hindson believes that events like these show the enormous difference between Christian theology and Muslim Ideology.
“God didn’t orchestrate it. That’s the one fundamental error in Islamic teaching, that you can use force to spread your religion. This was just two people. It was evident they intended to continue this mayhem. The idea in terrorism is to strike as many unrelated places as possible to scare people into accommodating what you want in your agenda. There’s no concern for human life. The idea is our cause is greater than your safety.”
When Dr. Edwards asked Dr. Hindson how we as both believers and Americans can respond to events like these and the ones in Syria, Dr. Hindson reminded us that we have to stick to our convictions while doing our best to spread the gospel message.
“There is not a warm personal understanding of a God of grace who cares about people everywhere. That doesn’t exist in the Islamic world and politically correct America doesn’t get that. You can’t just join hands and sing Kumbaya and think the whole world is going to get along. They are incapable of that in a fallen and depraved state without the power and regeneration of the Holy Spirit. Only in Jesus, the prince of peace, will there ever be real peace. We have to continue to proclaim the gospel, we have to continue to interact with the culture, we have to continue to be vigilant and cautious and realize we are living in a fallen world. We don’t have any guarantees this side of the rapture.”
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Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Sentenced to Death

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As a result of his role in a massive 2011 jailbreak, an Egyptian court recently sentenced ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and over 100 others, to death. Prior to this death sentence, Morsi was serving a 20 year sentence for his role in the 2012 death of numerous protestors outside of his presidential palace in Cairo. In that event, Morsi was officially charged with “incitement to murder and violence.” Morsi, a member of the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, was Egypt’s first freely elected president having been elected by 52% of the voters. In July 2013 he was ousted by the military after extended mass protests by Egyptians. These protests took place during the period that has come to be known as “The Arab Spring” which was a series of violent, and non-violent, anti-government protests, insurrections, and armed rebellions that spread across the Middle East.

While initially popular with the voters, Morsi’s reign, and connection with the Muslim Brotherhood, was anything but peaceful. The Guardian reports that the Muslim Brotherhood has been blamed for the majority of the unrest in Egypt, resulting in the deaths of at least 850 people. Shortly after Morsi’s removal from office, Egyptian authorities designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group in December 2013, declaring even verbal expressions of support of the group to be punishable by imprisonment. Citing Morsi’s membership in the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian prosecutors said Morsi and the other defendants repeatedly carried out espionage and seditious activity for the Muslim Brotherhood, the terrorist group Hamas, as well as the nation of Iran between 2005 and August 2013 “with the aim of perpetrating terror attacks in the country in order to spread chaos and topple the state.”

Reuters news agency reports that at a recent parade in Gaza, Hamas publicly “reaffirmed the Islamist movement’s founding charter’s pledge to destroy Israel.” Likewise, in a move reminiscent of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently offered a plan calling for the annihilation of Israel. With such groups and countries as regional allies, one must be leery of Egyptian policies that leave too much control in the hands of their military.

While the ousting and trial of a despotic leader is a positive step for the nation of Egypt, they are still under a constitutionally mandated state religion of Islam. The formal constitution adopted in 2014, mandating Islam as the state religion, has also been criticized by many for allowing the military to retain far too much power. One of the dangers of such a situation is illustrative of the events surrounding the end times invasion of Israel by the enemies that surround her. Many prophetic passages of the Bible can be easily understood in light of the aggressive Arab and Islamic nations and the ease with which they could be ideologically driven to launch a major war against Israel (cf. Psalm 83; Zechariah 12; 14).

PRAY: For the Christian population of Egypt to be effective witnesses for Christ and to have influence in their country so that the nation of Egypt can continue on a path of positive reform while distancing themselves from the tyrannical rulers they have known in the past.