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Series: “Ezekiel and the MidEast “Piece” Process”
In this eight-part television series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif and Mrs. Sandra Levitt take viewers into one of the Bible’s most mysterious and fascinating books. Ezekiel forcefully predicts Israel’s re-emergence as a nation-state at “day’s end,” and prophesies that neighboring nation-states will marshal military resources to annihilate the fledgling state. Let’s consider pieces to Ezekiel’s end-time puzzle.
Episode: “Israel’s Neighbor States”
Israel will rally against its hostile neighbors; this part highlights Ezekiel’s predictions that larger regional forces will mobilize against Israel in a climactic war that they will lose.

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  • 00:04 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT THE LORD SAID UNTO EZEKIEL, "SON OF MAN, CAN THESE BONES LIVE?"
  • 00:21 PROPHECY UPON THESE BONES AND SAY UNTO THEM, "OH YE DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD."
  • 01:03 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:05 JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH MY CO-HOST, SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:08 SHALOM AND WELCOME BACK TO THE EZEKIEL SERIES.
  • 01:11 WE ARE LOOKING AT JUDGMENT AND GOD JUDGES THOSE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 01:17 YES WE SEE WHICH NATION'S BEING THE OBJECT OF HIS JUDGMENT.
  • 01:21 NOT ONLY IS ISRAEL JUDGED BUT GOD JUDGES THOSE THAT REALLY DO COME AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 01:26 I'M SURE GOD DOESN'T LIKE PUTTING THE HANDCUFFS ON.
  • 01:30 AS A POLICE OFFICER I'VE DONE THAT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
  • 01:33 AND I DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT GOD'S "JACKING UP" THE WORLD, BUT IN THIS PROGRAM WE SEE THROUGH EZEKIEL THAT THOSE HELL BENT ON ISRAEL'S DEMISE INCUR GOD'S WRATH.
  • 01:45 IT'S A STORY IN THE ANCIENT WORD, IT'S A STORY IN THE MODERN WORLD AND TO THAT STORY WE GO NOW AS WE CONTINUE WITH EZEKIEL AND THE MIDEAST PIECE PROCESS.
  • 02:01 IN 586 B.C. THE LORD SPOKE UNTO EZEKIEL, "SET THY FACE AGAINST PHARAOH AND PROPHECY AGAINST ALL EGYPT" "SAY, "THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD, BEHOLD I AM AGAINST THEE" "ALL THE INHABITANTS OF EGYPT SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD" "BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN A STAFF OF REED TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL" "AND THE LAND OF EGYPT SHALL BE DESOLATE AND WASTE IN THE MIDST OF THE COUNTRIES THAT ARE DESOLATE" "NEITHER SHALL IT BE INHABITED 40 YEARS."
  • 02:37 WE DIDN'T CREATE THIS PICTURE YOU'RE SEEING.
  • 02:40 WE JUST WALKED INTO IT AND WHAT A SIGHT IT IS.
  • 02:42 THE PROPHET EZEKIEL SAYS LIKE THIS TOWN HERE, THAT NATIONS STATES THAT BORDER ISRAEL ARE GOING TO BE DEVASTATED.
  • 02:51 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 02:53 BECAUSE THERE IS A JUDGMENT BROUGHT TO BEAR FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST GOD, FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 02:58 AND THE LORD IS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
  • 03:00 EIGHT CHAPTERS ARE INVESTED IN TELLING THAT STORY.
  • 03:04 AND EZEKIEL'S NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES IT.
  • 03:07 ISAIAH HAS EIGHT CHAPTERS, JEREMIAH HAS SIX; THERE'S 22 CHAPTERS THAT DESCRIBE WHAT WILL COME OF THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL IN THE DAY WHEN GOD BRINGS HIS JUDGMENT TO BEAR.
  • 03:21 IF YOU THINK OF THE NEW TESTAMENT THERE'S 4 GOSPELS, THERE'S MORE TEXT TALKING ABOUT THE JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL THAN 2 OF THE GOSPELS.
  • 03:30 AND ITS EQUIVALENT TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 03:32 THERE'S A LOT AND I WANT TO EXAMINE IT WITH YOU AS WE CONSIDER THE STORY.
  • 03:37 IF YOU'LL OPEN YOUR BIBLES PLEASE TO EZEKIEL, CHAPTER 25.
  • 03:41 PICKING UP IN VERSE 1:
  • 03:41 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:47 AND THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ME SAYING, "BEN ADAM", "SON OF MAN"
  • 03:47 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:57 "SET YOUR FACE TOWARD THE CHILDREN OF AMMON."
  • 04:02 NOW HE'S GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE AMMONITES JUST TO THE EAST.
  • 04:05 HE'S GOING TO THEN GO FROM THERE TO THE MOABITES GOING EAST OF THE JORDAN BEGINNING WITH THE AMMONITES, THE MOABITES TO THE EDOMITES; THEN HE'S GOING TO GO AROUND TO THE WEST TO PHILISTIA WHERE THE MODERN GAZA AREA IS INTERESTINGLY.
  • 04:26 HE'S GOING TO LOOP AROUND ISRAEL AND GO NORTH FURTHER INTO WHAT WOULD BE MODERN LEBANON IN PROPHESYING AGAINST TYRE AND SIDON.
  • 04:35 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT THEN THEY'LL BE A LOT OF TEXT INVESTED AGAINST EGYPT.
  • 04:42 WHAT A STORY!
  • 04:43 HERE WE'RE JUST BEGINNING WHEN HE SAYS "SON OF MAN, SET YOUR FACE TOWARD THE CHILDREN OF AMMON"
  • 04:43 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:53 "AND PROPHECY AGAINST THEM" AND WHAT'S THE WORD IN VERSE 3?
  • 04:58 ALAS BECAUSE YOU WERE HELL BENT ON THE PEOPLE AND THE RELIGION SO IT IS GOD'S NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
  • 05:10 HE'S GOING TO BRING HIS FORCE TO BEAR AND THERE WILL BE A RECKONING.
  • 05:13 IN VERSE 7 HE SAYS: THEY MOLESTED GOD'S PEOPLE AND THE NET RESULT IS THEY'LL BE JUDGED ACCORDINGLY, AND NOT JUST THEM.
  • 05:32 WE MOVE ON TO VERSES 8 AND ON, WE LEAVE AMMON, WE GO TO MOAB PARTICULARLY.
  • 05:40 AND HE SAYS: THEY'LL BE OPENED UP AND DESTROYED IN VERSE 9.
  • 05:47 IN VERSE 11 HE SAYS: IN VERSE 12 THEN, AND SO IT IS HE SAYS IN VERSE 13: THERE IS A DAY OF RECKONING.
  • 06:08 WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN IS ISRAEL WAS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATIONSTATE THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT TRIED TO PREVENT IT.
  • 06:14 AND THEN UNABLE TO PREVENT IT THEN THEY MOBILIZED ENERGIES TO TRY AND DESTROY IT.
  • 06:19 THERE WAS SUCCESSION OF WARS, BUT TO NO AVAIL, GOD GAVE ISRAEL VICTORY.
  • 06:23 ABSENT BEING ABLE TO THEN TAKE TO THE FIELD WITH CONVENTIONAL ARMIES WE HAVE ALL THIS, THE WAR IN THE PRESS AND TERRORISM AND PEOPLE INVESTING THEIR ANGST AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIANS.
  • 06:36 GOD IS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
  • 06:38 AND WHAT HAPPENS IS ALL THIS COMES TO AN END.
  • 06:40 SPEAKING OF COMING TO AN END, BEFORE I BRING THE SEGMENT TO AN END, YOU'LL FIND IN VERSE 15 INTERESTINGLY WHERE HE SAYS: HE SAYS: NOW THOSE THAT OCCUPY PHILISTIA TODAY, WHAT WOULD BE GAZA, THESE AREN'T THE ACTUAL PHILISTINES OF A BYGONE ERA.
  • 07:08 ITS INTERESTING, HOWEVER, HOW THE PROPHET SEES TROUBLE ALL AROUND ISRAEL AND THIS, STRANGE AS IT MIGHT SOUND, IS ALL PART OF EZEKIEL'S MIDDLE EAST PIECE PROCESS AS HE LOOKS AT IT ONE PIECE OF JUDGMENT AT A TIME.
  • 07:24 AND THE LORD SPOKE UNTO EZEKIEL REGARDING THE FORTHCOMING JUDGMENT UPON JERUSALEM.
  • 07:32 "UTTER A PARABLE UNTO THE REBELLIOUS HOUSE" "GATHER THE GOOD PIECES OF MEAT AND FILL THE POT WITH THE CHOICE BONES AND MAKE IT BOIL WELL."
  • 07:48 RARELY DO MY EYES ALIGHT UPON SUCH NOTHINGNESS, SUCH BARRENNESS.
  • 07:54 YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME, BUT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ONE DAY THIS PART OF THE WORLD WILL BECOME LIKE EDEN.
  • 08:02 IT'LL BE LUSH, VERDANT, A PLACE OF LIFE.
  • 08:06 WELL THAT BELONGS TO DAYS FORWARD, NOT THE PRESENT.
  • 08:11 SO MUCH FOR THE GOOD IN THIS STORY, THERE'S DIFFERENT WORD PICTURES THAT EZEKIEL PAINTS.
  • 08:17 IN THE 24TH CHAPTER HE SEES A CALDRON AND HE SEES PIECES BEING PUT INTO THE CALDRON.
  • 08:24 AND WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
  • 08:26 HE SEES GOD'S WRATH COOKING AND HE SEES PEOPLE AS BEING PART OF THE STEW, A PERSON HERE, A PERSON THERE ARE THROWN INTO THAT AS HIS CUP OVERFLOWS, HIS CUP OF WRATH EVIDENCED BY THAT.
  • 08:43 IN THIS SEGMENT WE'RE LOOKING AT GOD'S JUDGMENT THAT'S BROUGHT TO BEAR ON THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 08:51 HIS JUDGMENT WAS BROUGHT TO BEAR BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T CARE.
  • 08:55 THEY DIDN'T CARE TO SHARE, THEY WERE GREEDY, THEY WERE AVARICIOUS.
  • 08:58 AND WHAT HAPPENS IS GOD HAD A DAY IN COURT.
  • 09:01 WE'VE LOOKED BRIEFLY AT AMMON.
  • 09:04 WE'VE CONSIDERED AS WELL MOAB, EDOM AND BRIEFLY MADE MENTION OF PHILISTIA WHERE THE GAZA STRIP IS TODAY.
  • 09:12 WELL OUR PROPHET CONTINUES TO GO AROUND ISRAEL AND HE CONSIDERS TYRE.
  • 09:20 IN CHAPTER 26, VERSE 27 AND 28 THERE IS A FASCINATING STORY.
  • 09:26 A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TEXT IS DEDICATED TO TELLING THE STORY OF JUDGMENT THAT WILL BEFALL THAT PART OF THE WORLD WHERE WE HAVE LEBANON TODAY.
  • 09:38 IT'S A FASCINATING STORY NOT JUST BECAUSE JUDGMENT IS BROUGHT TO BEAR BUT THAT IN THE PROCESS OF DISCUSSING THE JUDGMENT THE LORD ALIGHTS UPON A FIGURE OF THE DEVIL, FOR MY MONEY UNDERSCORING THE DEMONIC THAT SEEMS TO INFORM AND INFLAME THE WORLD AROUND THIS PART OF THE WORLD.
  • 10:04 WELL SO MUCH FOR TALKING ABOUT THE TEXT.
  • 10:06 HERE I WANT YOU TO HEAR IT IF YOU'D OPEN UP TO CHAPTER 28, VERSE 1 IN EZEKIEL AS WE CONSIDER EZEKIEL AND THE MIDEAST PIECE PROCESS.
  • 10:16 JUDGMENT BROUGHT TO BEAR HERE IS ONE OF THE PIECES TO THE PUZZLE.
  • 10:21 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 10:25 AND THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME SAYING, "SON OF MAN."
  • 10:30 SPEAKING TO THE PRINCE OF TYRE HE SAYS: YOU MIGHT RECALL RAV SHAOUL, THE APOSTLE PAUL, SAYING AS MUCH OF THE ANTI-MESSIAH THAT HE PROCLAIMS THAT HE'S GOD AND HE TAKES HIS SEAT IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD.
  • 10:56 WELL ACCORDING TO EZEKIEL, NEVER MIND THIS PERSON TAKING HIS SEAT IN A RE-MANUFACTURED HOUSE OF GOD, THIS PERSONALITY GOES BACK TO EDEN WHERE IT ALL RAN AWRY AND THIS IS WHERE WE GET THE STORY OF THE DEVIL ONCE A COVERING ANGEL WHO'S CAST OUT OF PARADISE.
  • 11:18 THAT'S NOT JUST FANCIFUL PREACHING, ITS IN THE TEXT.
  • 11:22 WELL, HE GOES ON IN VERSE 12 TO DESCRIBE THIS PERSONALITY, THIS KING OF TYRE WHO THINKS HE'S PERFECT.
  • 11:30 IN VERSE 13 EZEKIEL SAYS: THIS MADE MAN, THIS PERSONALITY THAT HAD EVERYTHING, THIS PERSON WHO WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT THEN HE WAS CORRUPTED BECAUSE OF HIS BEAUTY, BECAUSE OF HIS SPLENDOR AND WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 16: AND IN VERSE 17 THE WORD IS: THERE AMIDST THESE GLISTENING JEWELS, THIS PERSONALITY COMES TO AN INGLORIOUS END.
  • 12:09 NOW THIS IS PART OF GOD'S WEIGHING IN AGAINST THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL BUT ITS NOT JUST THAT FOR HERE IN THE TEXT EVIL IS DESCRIBED, PERSONIFIED AS DEMONIC.
  • 12:27 THE EVIL THAT GOES BACK TO THE VERY BEGINNING OF TIME IT SEEMS IS GOING TO RE-MANIFEST AT THE EDGE OF TIME.
  • 12:35 AND THIS IS PART OF THE BIBLE STORY AND ITS PART OF EZEKIEL AND THE MIDEAST PIECE PROCESS.
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  • 13:20 HEY YOU LIKE THIS GUYS?
  • 13:21 YEAH!!!
  • 13:22 JOIN US IN ISRAEL FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 13:27 MY FATHER'S COME 5 TIMES BEFORE AND LOVES ISRAEL.
  • 13:30 AND THIS IS MY 1ST TIME AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW, BEYOND WORDS THE MEANING OF COMING HOME.
  • 13:38 IT'S BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THIS, I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THIS.
  • 13:46 AND THE EXPERIENCE HAS TO BE HAD IN PERSON.
  • 13:51 ISRAEL IS A LAND OF MANY CONTRASTS, DESTRUCTION AND BEAUTY.
  • 13:56 WE SEE THE RUINS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO BUT WE ALSO SEE THE BEAUTY THAT IS TODAY.
  • 14:02 I KNOW THAT JEFF AND I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU ISRAEL.
  • 14:06 YES THERE'S SO MUCH WE WANT TO SHOW YOU.
  • 14:08 NOT EVERYONE CAN GO TO ISRAEL WITH US AND 30 MINUTES ON A TELEVISION PROGRAM JUST DOESN'T SEEM ENOUGH AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 14:15 REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION IN THIS PROGRAM BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO GO TO LEVITT.COM WE CAN SPEND HOURS TOGETHER.
  • 14:24 AND WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 14:26 THROUGH THE MIRACLE THAT IS THE INTERNET, TO QUOTE, "INFORMATION HIGHWAY," WE CAN COME YOUR WAY WITH NEWS INCLUDING PAST PROGRAMS, INCLUDING UP TO DATE ARTICLES SOME OF WHICH ARE PRINTED IN THE MAGAZINE THAT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU JUST FOR THE ASKING WHICH YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ON THE INTERNET.
  • 14:47 BUT OF COURSE THIS IS LIMITED TOO WITH JUST 30 SOME PAGES.
  • 14:50 WE HAVE ARCHIVED MANY ARTICLES ON LEVITT.COM.
  • 14:54 OURS IS A PREACHING AND TEACHING MINISTRY.
  • 14:57 WE PURVEY INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO TRANSFORMATION.
  • 15:01 IF YOU WANT YOUR WORLD LIT UP, LET IT BE LIT BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, AS YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORD, WHICH REMINDS ME, IN THIS SERIES THE PROGRAM OFFER IS "DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH."
  • 15:20 ITS ANOTHER STORY FROM ANOTHER PROPHET.
  • 15:23 AND NOW OFF TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL WE GO AS WE CONSIDER OUR JOURNEY INTO THE ANCIENT WORD.
  • 15:32 THE LORD SPOKE UNTO EZEKIEL AND TOLD HIM TO MARK TWO ROADS FOR THE APPROACHING KING OF BABYLON.
  • 15:39 ONE OF THE ROAD SIGNS WOULD POINT TO AMMON, THE OTHER TO JERUSALEM.
  • 15:44 NEBUCHADNEZZAR WOULD IN FACT CHOOSE TO MARCH AGAINST JERUSALEM AND GOD WOULD CONDONE IT AS JUDGMENT AGAINST JERUSALEM'S TRANSGRESSIONS.
  • 15:53 IN TIME, HOWEVER, GOD'S WRATH WOULD ALSO BE TURNED TOWARDS AMMON.
  • 16:03 IN ANOTHER LIFE AS A POLICE OFFICER I HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO STAND IN AN INTERSECTION AND DECIDE WHO GOES AND DECIDE WHO COMES AND I'D TELL PEOPLE "HURRY UP AND MAKE THAT TURN!"
  • 16:13 WELL IN CHAPTER 21 OF EZEKIEL THE PROPHETS SEES HIMSELF, OR HE SEES AN INTERSECTION WHERE SOMEONE HAS TO DECIDE WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO GO BUT IN THAT CASE WHEREVER THEY GO WHAT'S ON THE MENU IS TO GO AND TO RAPE, TO KILL AND TO PLUNDER.
  • 16:29 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 16:30 BECAUSE THE ENGINES OF WAR ARE TURNED ON.
  • 16:34 GOD'S JUDGMENT IS BROUGHT TO BEAR AGAINST ISRAEL BECAUSE OF ISRAEL'S SINS.
  • 16:38 GOD'S JUDGMENT IS BROUGHT TO BEAR AGAINST THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 16:43 GOD IS SHOWING HIMSELF TOUGH.
  • 16:46 WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT EZEKIEL ISN'T JUST THAT GOD SHOWS HIMSELF TOUGH BUT THE RESTORATION MOTIF, BUT I'M GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF A LITTLE HERE.
  • 16:54 I WANT YOU TO LOOK IN CHAPTER 29 OF EZEKIEL WITH ME.
  • 16:57 WE'RE LOOKING IN VERSE 2, BUT GOING UP TO IT.
  • 17:02 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:05 THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME UNTO ME SAYING, "BEN ADAM," "SON OF MAN"
  • 17:05 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:15 SET YOUR FACE AGAINST PHARAOH, KING OF EGYPT
  • 17:15 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:23 AND PROPHECY AGAINST HIM
  • 17:23 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:27 AND AGAINST ALL EGYPT AND SAY, "THUS SAYETH THE LORD" WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 17:34 HE SAYS WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR.
  • 17:36 HE SAYS, QUOTE IN VERSE 3,
  • 17:36 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 17:44 "I AM AGAINST THEE PHARAOH, KING OF EGYPT" AND HE SAYS IN VERSE 4: WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
  • 17:56 HE COMPARES HIM IN VERSE 3 TO HERE IN THE JEWISH TRANSLATION, BETTER, A CROCODILE.
  • 18:04 THERE'S A CROC IN THE NILE AND WHAT HAPPENS, THE LORD SAYS I'M GOING COME AND GRAB YOU, PUT A HOOK IN YOU AND BRING YOU UP, TAKE YOU TO THE BANKS AND THROW YOU UPON THE DRY GROUND.
  • 18:14 THIS IS IMAGERY HERE OF EGYPT TAKING A HIT.
  • 18:20 WHAT'S INTERESTING IN EZEKIEL ALL THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL TAKE A HIT.
  • 18:26 THEY INVOKE GOD'S IRE AND THEY'RE JUDGED BECAUSE OF IT.
  • 18:30 WHY?
  • 18:32 BECAUSE THEY'RE HELL BENT ON MOLESTING ISRAEL AND THERE IS A DAY OF RECKONING, THERE IS A DAY IN COURT.
  • 18:38 GOD SAYS HE'S GOING TO SHOW HIMSELF STRONG ON BEHALF OF HIS PEOPLE AT DAYS END.
  • 18:44 TO QUOTE THEN IN VERSE 6, WHY DOES HE DO IT?
  • 18:47 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 18:59 I FIND IT FASCINATING PERSONALLY, SOME 90 TIMES IN EZEKIEL GOD WHO'S SHOWING HIMSELF TOUGH DOES SO IN ORDER THAT THE WORLD MIGHT KNOW HIM.
  • 19:13 WHILE GOD SHOWS HIMSELF TOUGH THE MIRACLE ISN'T AS MUCH IN THE TOUGHNESS AS MUCH AS IT IS IN THE WAY THAT GOD SHOWS HIMSELF GRACIOUS IN THE WAKE OF THE GREAT CONFLAGRATION.
  • 19:28 WHEN ONE LOOKS AT EZEKIEL AND THE MIDEAST PIECE PROCESS WE SEE THAT FOR EZEKIEL THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE, WHEN THEY LINE UP HE SEES WAR.
  • 19:38 IT HAD APPLICATIONS IN ANTIQUITY, IT HAS APPLICATIONS IN MODERNITY AS WELL.
  • 19:45 IT SEEMS THAT TENSIONS IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD REVOLVING AROUND ISRAEL PLAY THEMSELVES OUT "DOR LA DOR", FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION AND NOT JUST IN THE EZEKIEL TEXT IN A BYGONE ERA.
  • 19:58 IF ONE LOOKS AT THE JOHANNINE REVELATION WRITTEN BY JOHN.
  • 20:03 JOHN THE REVELATOR ENVISIONS THAT AT DAYS END THERE'S A CLIMACTIC WAR AND IT CULMINATES WITH A COMPARABLE IMAGE.
  • 20:11 HE SEES HERE THE DEVIL AS A SERPENT, A SCALED CREATURE AND THE LORD TAKES IT BY THE THROAT AND DRAGS IT AND THROWS IT IN THE PIT.
  • 20:19 FINISHED!
  • 20:21 AND THEN THERE'S A CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES.
  • 20:24 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 20:28 THERE'S THE SEASON THEN WHEN NATION WILL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANYMORE.
  • 20:36 WELL, WHEN WE LOOK AT EZEKIEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST PIECE PROCESS, THE STEPS TOWARD THE LASTING PEACE ENTAIL DISEQUILIBRIUM AS THE ENGINES OF WAR ARE TURNED UP.
  • 20:50 SO MUCH FOR THE BAD NEWS.
  • 20:52 AS WE FOLLOW THIS SERIES WE'LL CONSIDER THE GOOD NEWS AS GOD REJUVENATES A WORLD THAT'S DEVASTATED BY SOCIAL UNREST, POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND WAR.
  • 21:12 (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
  • 21:53 SOCIAL UNREST, POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND WAR, EZEKIEL SPOKE ABOUT IT IN HIS DAY AND OTHERS ARE SPEAKING ABOUT IT IN OUR OWN.
  • 22:04 VERY GOOD.
  • 22:05 I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AMERICA'S TRUTH FORUM, IT WAS A TERRORISM SYMPOSIUM.
  • 22:10 WE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE.
  • 22:12 I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY HEAR PEOPLE THAT IDENTIFY WHO THE TERRORISTS ARE.
  • 22:18 I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO A MAN BY THE NAME OF FRANK SALVATO AND I ASKED HIM, WHAT NATION DID HE FEAR THE MOST?
  • 22:26 THE ANSWER WAS NOT SURPRISING BUT THE INFORMATION HE HAD WAS JUST REALLY TERRIFIC.
  • 22:32 HERE IS FRANK SALVATO.
  • 22:35 IRAN COMES INTO MIND BECAUSE IT IS AT THIS POINT BEING CONTROLLED BY RADICAL FACTIONS.
  • 22:40 THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT THE 12TH IMAM, THE MAHDI WENT DOWN THE WELL, AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME BACK.
  • 22:47 AND MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD IS PAVING NEW PATHWAYS TO THIS WEALTH OF THE GREAT COMING BACK AND THE LIKE.
  • 22:55 THEY'RE A THREAT AND THEY'RE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY'RE MARCHING TOWARDS THE NUCLEAR WEAPON.
  • 23:02 DO YOU SEE THEM GOING TO ISRAEL WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS?
  • 23:05 I DO.
  • 23:06 REALLY, TRULY?
  • 23:07 ABSOLUTELY.
  • 23:09 I SEE THEM ACTUALLY LASHING OUT AGAINST ISRAEL WITH THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, CERTAINLY.
  • 23:13 BY THEMSELVES?
  • 23:14 DO THEY HAVE HELP FROM SOMEBODY ELSE OR OTHER COUNTRIES?
  • 23:17 WHEN WE LOOK AT IRAN WE LOOK AT THEIR VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP NOT ONLY WITH SYRIA BUT WITH SOME TERRORIST FACTIONS IN THE REGION.
  • 23:25 INTERESTINGLY THEY HAPPEN TO BE SHIITE BUT THEY'RE ALSO HELPING HAMAS WHICH HAPPENS TO BE SUNNI SO YOU SEE RADICAL ELEMENTS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ISLAMIC AISLE COMING TOGETHER TO LASH OUT AGAINST ISRAEL AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION AS WE SEE IT.
  • 23:43 WELL, WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR MONEY?
  • 23:45 WHERE DOES THIS MONEY COME FROM?
  • 23:46 WHERE DOES THEIR HELP COME FROM?
  • 23:48 THEY GET THEIR MONEY, IT'S PARTIALLY FROM OIL, ITS PARTIALLY FROM THE RELATIONSHIPS THEY HAVE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 23:57 WE LIVE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY NOW. >>RIGHT AND YOU LOOK AT COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND RUSSIA AND YOU SEE THE DEALS THEY ARE DOING.
  • 24:03 WE JUST SAW RUSSIA DELIVER NUCLEAR FUEL TO THEM UNDER THE GUISE OF... "YOU KNOW THIS WAY YOU WON'T HAVE TO MAKE IT YOURSELF" WELL ITS STILL A >>BUSINESS TRANSACTION. >>RIGHT SO WE'RE LOOKING AT MONEY COMING THROUGH THE GLOBAL ECONOMY INTO IRAN EVEN THOUGH WE'VE GOT SANCTIONS IN PLACE THERE'S STILL PLACES THAT DO BUSINESS WITH THEM SO THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HURT FOR IT.
  • 24:24 YOU KNOW ITS REALLY EXCEEDINGLY IRONIC IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE FACING IRANIAN BASED, IRANIAN FINANCED JIHADISTS IN CHECHNYA.
  • 24:34 RIGHT BUT THEY DON'T SEEM TO REALIZE THAT THEY ARE IN A CERTAIN SENSE HELPING FINANCE THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION BY AIDING THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
  • 24:45 FROM THE INFORMATION THAT I'VE HAD AND THAT'S BEEN SHARED WITH ME FOR 4 OR 5 YEARS, THE IRANIANS PROBABLY POSSESS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 2 AND 9 NUCLEAR WEAPONS AT THIS POINT.
  • 24:53 AIMED AT?
  • 24:54 AIMED AT ISRAEL AND PROBABLY POTENTIALLY THE UNITED STATES.
  • 24:58 THE IRANIANS FUNDED A.Q. KHAN LABORATORIES, A.Q. KHAN WAS NOTHING BUT AT METALLURGIST.
  • 25:06 BUT HE DID, HE IS THE FATHER OF THE BOMB, THEIR BOMB.
  • 25:13 AND IN RETURN FOR THE INVESTMENT YOU COULD REST ASSURED THAT THEY WERE PROVIDED WITH MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY AND WEAPONRY.
  • 25:22 HAVING CONSIDERED WHAT SOME EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT TERRORISM TODAY AND HAVING CONSIDERED WHAT EZEKIEL SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT GOD'S JUDGMENT BEING BROUGHT TO BEAR AGAINST NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL GIVEN THE WAY THEY ARE MOLESTING THAT NATIONSTATE, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SHARE THAT PERSONALLY IN MY HEART OF HEARTS I BEAR NO ANIMUS AGAINST ARAB PEOPLES.
  • 25:49 PERSONALLY I DON'T LIKE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND MY POLICE OFFICER HEART, A GRADUATE OF THE POLICE ACADEMY, I'VE ARRESTED MORE THAN ONE CRIMINAL IN A POLICE CAREER.
  • 26:02 THE HEART WITHIN ME THAT CRIES "JUSTICE" WANTS TO SEE PERPETRATORS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.
  • 26:09 AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT I SEE THAT THOSE BENT ON INJUSTICES AGAINST ISRAEL ARE BROUGHT TO BEAR AND THAT'S THE POINT.
  • 26:17 AND THAT IS THE POINT.
  • 26:18 ITS NOT THAT PEOPLE ARE WHO THEY ARE IT IS THAT THERE ARE TERRORISTS AND TERRORISM IN OUR WORLD.
  • 26:25 YOU CAN CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT TO CALL IT.
  • 26:27 WE ARE REALLY AGAINST THE TERRORISTS.
  • 26:29 SO ITS NOT THAT WE'RE AGAINST MUSLIMS, WE ARE JUST AGAINST THE TERRORISM.
  • 26:33 THERE'S ROOM IN MY WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO PRACTICE DIFFERENT RELIGIONS. >>RIGHT.
  • 26:36 I JUST WANT JUSTICE PRINCIPALLY. >>AMEN, AMEN.
  • 26:38 NEXT WEEK WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DRY BONES VISION.
  • 26:41 JOIN US FOR THAT, TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT, THE TERRIFIC PROGRAM NEXT WEEK.
  • 26:46 PLEASE JOIN US.
  • 26:47 AND AS YOU GO, SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 26:50 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. Ezekiel: The Man, His Time, His Message — Then and Now
  2. Overview—Destructive and Constructive Prophecy
  3. Judah’s Demise
  4. Prophecies of Israel’s Last-Days Rise
  5. Israel’s Neighbor States
  6. The Valley of the Dry Bones
  7. The Battle of Gog and Magog
  8. The Restored Temple

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