SID: And now I don’t want Ryan to feel a little rejected. Ryan, I’ve missed you. Your question the last time.
Ryan: I appreciate it.
SID: You appreciate that I missed it?
Ryan: No. I appreciate you asking me a question and getting it down.
SID: What question do you have?
Ryan: This, a lot of people are asking this, Hank, do you see persecution coming to Christians in America?
HANK: Yeah, I see persecution coming everywhere. That’s one of the results of the Glory coming. If you remember when the power of God began to flow in the early church, the Bible says, around Acts, Chapter 8, that great persecution broke out as well. But here’s the thing that God has promised. He has promised to shut his people in like he did with Noah, and lift us up. There’s a protection that God is bringing even over his people. I’ll never forget. The Bible says, “Count it all joy”. When you, you know, are persecuted there’s a greater measure of glory that comes. So I think it’s going to go together. Yeah, it’s been a very interesting year because, you know, Joel, Chapter 2 is a good way to describe this year. Joel, Chapter 2, Verse 2, it says, “It’s a day of darkness and gloom.” Okay. So you hear some people only prophesying that. But then it says, same verse, “And of clouds and thick darkness.” We think they’re all together. But the darkness and gloom is separate from the clouds and thick darkness. The clouds and thick darkness are the same Hebrew words when God came down and visited his people up on Mt. Sinai. It’s also the same word for the thick darkness that showed up in Second Chronicles 6:1 when the Glory came into the Temple and Solomon said, “This thick dark cloud is the Glory of God.” So there’s a mixture. God is bringing glory in the midst of the doom and gloom, and evil. But as I said before, Sid, this is so powerful. Sixteen also is the number of love and God, you know, there’s, you know, John 3:16, “God so loved the world,” 16 verses of the love chapter. God is going to hold his people in a place of divine favor and grace, and protection in 2016.
SID: Even in the midst of chaotic and even at times frightful events that take place, because listen, was everything always good with Jesus?
HANK: Acts 10:38, he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. You know what was going on? Luke 13, Verse 1, it says that, Pilate was killing the Galileans, mingling their blood. It says that the towers fell. In Verse 4 and 5 of that same verse, 18 people died. It was their 9/11. It was their New York towers. But yet Jesus still went around promoting good and operating in the Glory that was manifesting everywhere he went, and nothing could stop it. And I believe that those that are promoting the good, it takes a lot to promote the good in this generation.
SID: But wait a second. Have you ever heard the phrase, God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if he doesn’t destroy America.
HANK: Really? The way I look at it is look at what they were doing in Sodom and Gomorrah. It was so bad when the angels appeared they were desiring to have them in a perverted way. We haven’t yet reached that level. But I will say this. God is looking for something that if Abraham would have pushed God, if he would have just, see, we get into the numbers game. Well it’s based on how many righteous. The other thing is there was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit I saw, Sid, and it was spilling out over into the streets, just like in the days of the Upper Room, a major outpouring of the Spirit of God.
SID: You know, I see that in Israel, too. I see a major move of God’s spirit of revival and I see the Jewish people, we were given a mantle to preach the Gospel to the gentiles. We did a good job, but then the gentiles took over, but we never finished. And I see fiery evangelists coming from the Nation of Israel that are going to sink the world. Hank, tell me a bit about what God is speaking to you about America.
HANK: America is in a place now of God bringing it back to where it needs to be. And the Lord said, “I’m going to cause angels to put one foot on one side of the bank and the other side of the bank I’m going to hold the rivers to its place.” There’s going to be volcano eruptions. Now people are automatically saying, oh yeah, and there’s one that’s going to take out whole cities and stuff. God didn’t say it to me that way. He said, “Volcano eruptions to mark interruptions and divine disruptions.” The Lord is going to do this and cause them to begin to come to the top. And others by just his look, he’s going to hold the earth’s steel and the mountains from blowing their top, just by the look of his eyes. So we’re going to see in America a lot of chaotic events, but you’re going to start seeing a lot of outpouring of the Glory of God. And there is a shift like it was in the days of Dagon. When they put the Ark of the Covenant next to Dagon, Dagon fell. This is what we’re coming into where these false idols and things that the enemy is trying to set up in this land has no chance against Jesus and its glory.
SID: Let me tell you something. The presence of God is so strong in this studio. Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins. Ask him to cleanse you. Tell him you’re sorry. Ask him to come inside and be your Lord. Get real with God and watch God get real with you. There is no peace in anything this world has to offer but the Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Messiah our righteousness.