The Conversion of Saddam Hussein (9 of 18) by Jerry Vines

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The Conversion of Saddam Hussein
Daniel (9 of 18)
Jerry Vines
Daniel 4
3/21/04

A remarkable conversion experience occurred. It will probably be reported by the mainstream media in just a matter of days. It is the remarkable story of the conversion of Saddam Hussein. We are aware that for many months he was in hiding, running from place to place, seeking to avoid capture. We also saw on our television when they found him down in a hole. He was brought up out of that hole. He looked like an animal. It looked as if he had been living like an animal. He was on the run like an animal. Yet he was captured. Out of that experience has come a remarkable conversion. His conversion testimony is that he indeed was living like an animal and not like a man. For many years in his life he was beastly in nature. But he had a remarkable experience where God brought him very, very low. The result of having been brought low, down to the level of an animal, he lifted his eyes to heaven and acknowledged that the God of heaven is the true God. He received the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart and life and was gloriously converted.

Is that not an astonishing and amazing story? Is that not a stunning story? It is a stunning story, but it is not a true story. I have made that story up for you, as I think some of you suspected.

That story is no more stunning than the story the fourth chapter of the book of Daniel tells us about. There was a prior leader in Iraq, the king of Babylon, known in the Bible as Nebuchadnezzar. He was the ancient world's counterpart of the modern world's Saddam Hussein.

When we read the fourth chapter of the book of Daniel, it is a personal testimony about how Nebuchadnezzar was converted and became a changed man. In fact, this whole fourth chapter is a personal testimony. It is a testimony to the greatness and the wonders of God. As you read this testimony you will see the work of God in the life of a man. You will see the remarkable series of events ...


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