“If I were the Devil” – Paul Harvey’s radio broadcast from 1965



“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

James 4:7

One of the great icons of American radio broadcasting, Paul Harvey (September 4, 1918 – February 29, 2009) in 1965 (55 years ago!) gave this very “prophetic” analysis of the direction America was headed. Let me repeat myself. He said this 55 years ago! Furthermore, he said if he was the devil, this is what he would do. What is amazing to me is how he was spot on in terms of what he would do if he was the devil, meaning in the future. Today, we are seeing fulfillment of what he predicted. While many younger people today have never heard of him, I believe most older folks would say he was spot on with his predictions! While he nowhere quotes the Bible as his source, but rather personally relied on observation of current affairs at that time, he accurately predicted the current state of affairs we are now seeing unfolding in the world, and especially the USA, today. While he famously ended all his programs with “And now you have heard the rest of the story”, he did leave out one critical part of his story:

“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:1-3, 10

Jesus Christ will WIN and we who believe in Him and have asked for forgiveness of our sins will be with Him! That is eternally comforting to all who believe in Him. If you agree with me, share His Word so you can “…therefore comfort one another with these words.” Paul Harvey was right, but more importantly, the Bible, the Holy Word of God, got it right the first time!

May God Bless you!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. John

    Excellent. Relevant. Thank you.

  2. Cagle

    Mike, just goes to show that even the devil’s plan can be explained by a “mere man”. Knowing that and with the help of the Holy Spirit… how much more should we know as believers. He is revealing all to us if we continue to pray and listen. Glad to know you brother!

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