Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of the Harvest Crusades and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, California, believes that there are some troubling "signs of the times" that are worth paying close attention to, specifically when it comes to end times Bible prophecy.
"We need to be students of Bible prophecy," he recently said on "The Billy Hallowell Podcast." "I believe if we understand it correctly, it will just motivate us to live godly lives and do all that we can to reach our generation while we can."
Laurie warned that people can often make the mistake of either over- or under-emphasizing eschatology (the study of the end times) and detailed some troubling trends that he believes could indicate that we're moving closer toward biblical fulfillment.
"North Korea—this is a big thing. I don't think people understand. This is no joke," Laurie said. "This dictator has the power now to deliver nuclear weapons. For a number of years, I've been talking about this."
Laurie, who also appeared on the podcast to discuss his upcoming film, Steve McQueen: American Icon, lamented the relationship between North Korea and Iran, warning that the latter country "plays a key role in the last days scenario as one of the allies that marches ... against Israel."
"You know, just pull the camera back, I would say these are signs of the times," he said. "They're reminders that Jesus is coming and as Christians, we need to be really praying for our president, if we voted for him or not. He is the man that God has put in that office, if you like it or not."
Listen to Laurie dive deep into Bible prophecy:
Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Great Resources to help you excel in 2019! #1 John Eckhardt's "Prayers That..." 6-Book Bundle. Prayer helps you overcome anything life throws at you. Get a FREE Bonus with this bundle. #2 Learn to walk in the fullness of your purpose and destiny by living each day with Holy Spirit. Buy a set of Life in the Spirit, get a second set FREE.