September 2001 Newsletter

VOLUME XXVIII - NUMBER IX

MEGIDDO IS HERE!

Megiddo premieres in theatres THIS MONTH! Hope to see you at the movies – especially on SEPT. 21, 22, & 23 – invite EVERYONE!
“AND THEY GATHERED ALL THE ARMIES OF THE WORLD INTO A PLACE CALLED IN HEBREW, ARMAGEDDON – THE MOUNTAIN OF MEGIDDO.” Isaiah 42:10 TLB

Seven years ago, God gave Jan a most VIVID DREAM, which even then raised the hair up off the back of my neck! In this dream, she was standing in an ancient room where it was evident that eminent scholars were studying prophetic events as recorded in the scriptures. It seem that she was in a foreign land, which resembled places we have visited many times in the land of Israel. On the wall were charts and graphs and drawings, all depicting future prophetic events. The very Jewish-looking scholars then began to sing a most chilling, MILITANT song—
“THE ANCIENTS FORETOLD IT; THE BATTLE DRAWS NEAR.
THE SWORD HAS BEEN DRAWN, AND NOW IT IS HERE!”
Finally, the scholars looked at Jan and led her to a wall where swords were hanging on display. As she moved closer, the clear outline of a missing sword could be seen on the wall. The men then said, “YOU WILL TELL IT – YOU WILL TELL IT QUICKLY – THE LAST SWORD HAS BEEN DRAWN!” And with that, she awoke with a start and in a cold sweat!
For seven years I have wondered what this dream meant. Clearly it was from God, and clearly it was a warning of some future event – but what, and how were we to tell it?

A few weeks ago, I was rummaging through a desk drawer in my Texas office, and came across an old newsletter in which I had written about this dream. Generally, copies of newsletters are carefully filed in a master file in California for historical purposes. Suddenly it hit me—THIS IS THE MONTH WE WILL TELL THEM, “THE LAST SWORD IS DRAWN!”
We know from scripture exactly where that last SWORD will be drawn – at a vast valley in northern Israel, the Valley of MEGIDDO.

“AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH GOETH A SHARP SWORD, THAT WITH IT HE SHOULD SMITE THE NATIONS…AND HE TREADETH THE WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD.” Revelation 19:15

Yes, I know we have been warning television viewers for 28 years of the “wrath to come,” but many will not hear it on that “Christian TV evangelist station!” Now, I know why God burned these “END-TIME MOTION PICTURE THRILLERS” into my spirit! Now, I know why God is raising up a new young generation. My sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, plus a host of others who will take hold of the “silver screen” and turn it into a mighty weapon against the forces of darkness!

The honorable MARY FALLIN, Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, honored us by attending the preview screening of Megiddo in Oklahoma City. She is a strong and outspoken witness for Christ in the Oklahoma state capital. She supported Omega Code and Carman, and has pledged to help us with Megiddo! Pray for Mary – she is a dear sister in Christ and a good friend to TBN!
Yes, MEGIDDO IS COMING! And a generation, that will never darken the door of our churches—will not even watch Christian television, WILL SEE THAT FINAL SWORD!

I have seen a short and unfinished version of MEGIDDO, and all I can say is, “WOW!” As I write this letter, Matt and I, with a small crew, are on a 20-city tour. We are showing this short preview to hundreds of pastors and Christian leaders across America. The response has been thunderous! Everyone is saying what an awesome new offensive weapon we have to warn the world of the “WRATH TO COME!”

The story is compelling. We go back 50 years before our first prophetic film, Omega Code. We see the rise of the Antichrist from a child, through his military academy training, and, finally, as the first ever “CHANCELLOR OF THE WORLD.” At last, we see who “Stone Alexander” really is, as he, by supernatural means, summons all the nations of the world to MEGIDDO, just as the Apostle John records in Revelation 16:13-21.

Ah, dear Partners, we have worked very hard for nearly two years, using the very latest technology to create this prophetic THRILLER. Matt, Paul Jr., and a host of young and old talent have poured their very hearts, souls, and bodies into the creation of this film. But just as we have been telling the pastors: Unless YOU TAKE IT NOW and make it work for the Kingdom, the harvest could yet be lost! We have created, in effect, a great “GOSPEL TRACT” on the silver screen. But unless a tract is HANDED to someone, it is useless! Jesus, Himself, commanded us in His last call to supper to:
“GO OUT QUICKLY INTO THE STREETS AND LANES OF THE CITY…INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES, AND COMPEL THEM TO COME IN, THAT MY HOUSE MAY BE FILLED.” Luke 14:21, 23
Dear Partners, my generation has done some great things. We have preached on street corners – remember Schambach got saved when a street preacher cried, “Hey, Sinner!” We have built great churches and revival centers. The tent preachers, like Oral Roberts, have won multitudes. We have sent missionaries around the world, and built great Bible schools and universities. We, finally, took the radio and, now, the TV airwaves and satellites—praise God Most High! But God showed me this last dark corner of our society—the darkened theatres of the world.
Several years ago, I was walking down a street in Washington, D.C. I had finished dinner and was headed back to my hotel. I passed a beautiful stone church—which had a magnificent steeple with a cross, stained glass windows, and an ornate wrought iron fence—BUT THE GATE WAS PADLOCKED, the windows dark. It was a Saturday night, and just across the street was a bar, and on down the street was a theatre. The doors to both were OPEN. Young and old were going in and out, laughing and seeming to have a good time. The scripture flashed in my spirit as I witnessed this sight:

“FOR THE CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD ARE IN THEIR GENERATION WISER THAN THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT.” Luke 16:8

But, dear Partners, we can change all of this, NOW, for the glory of God and the winning of precious lost souls! WILL YOU HELP US DO IT?!?! I know you will! If we will jam the theatres that first weekend

SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 23


we will get the world and the media’s attention, like we did with Omega Code! Then the world will come!

Let’s ALL draw our SWORDS and COMPEL them to come in! And, WHAT is that SWORD? “AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD!” Ephesians 6:17

God bless all of you, our great big beautiful TBN family! We do love you with all our hearts! Let’s GO! Jan and I will SEE YOU AT THE MOVIE — MEGIDDO!