Dr. Dan Hayden
Throughout its existence, A Word from the Word has clearly been a personality-driven ministry—that is, 35 years of Dan Hayden’s Bible teaching, shared nationally and internationally through this nonprofit ministry, originally called Christolized Ministries. An intrinsic problem exists with personality based ministries, however. When the personality is unable to carry on because of health issues or death, the ministry often dies. This has led Dan to think about perpetuity—the idea of continuing AWFTW beyond his lifetime.
In the providence of God, Dan’s desire for a long-lasting continuance of A Word from the Word will begin to become a reality. As of September 2016, AWFTW will partner with Horizon Education Network, a ministry based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Horizon is experiencing rapid growth as a premier distance learning education network designed to provide accredited biblical training for the international body of Christ. Facilitating course work in a growing number of languages, Horizon harnesses new learning technologies in the development of courses and programs of study that are culturally sensitive.
Dr. Dan Hayden •
What is the prophetic significance of Britain leaving the European Union? That question is on the mind of every student of biblical prophecy.
Brexit, or Britain’s exit from the EU, certainly qualifies as a major event in the course of nations. Only time will tell if this emerges as a grand shift in our understanding of end-time events—or if it is a mere blip in the kaleidoscope of international changes. The temptation to say something notable as a teacher of Bible prophecy certainly hangs in the air, but trying to pinpoint a specific chapter and verse in the Bible to explain how British politics affects the overall prophetic scenario would no doubt border on sensationalism. So, I’m content to wait and continue observing.
Similar questions have been raised concerning the prophetic implications of ISIS and international terrorism, Russian expansionism by Putin, the Greek economic implosion, and the growth of Chinese influence in the world. My answer to these questions usually centers around the idea of stage setting. God does seem to be arranging the international landscape to accommodate His end game. One day everything will be in place and the prophetic picture will be too clear to miss. Until then we continue to work the puzzle, searching for the right pieces and putting back the pieces we thought might fit but have come to realize don’t fit after all.
This is not to imply that there is nothing to say about major current events as we seek to discover their possible significance in the scope of Bible prophecy. We can certainly speculate about “what ifs” as long as we don’t take ourselves too seriously. So, perhaps you won’t mind humoring me as I tinker with ideas about how Brexit may fit into the prophetic picture.