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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: “The Battle of Gog and Magog”
The nations surrounding Israel are bent on its destruction. Thousands of years ago, Ezekiel foretold an end-times war, but also predicted a miraculous Israelite triumph.

Caption transcript for Ezekiel and the MidEast ‘Piece’ Process: “The Battle of Gog and Magog” (7/8)

  • 00:03 WITH DR. JEFFERY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:10 THE LORD SAID UNTO EZEKIEL,
  • 00:11 "SON OF MAN, CAN THESE BONES LIVE?"
  • 00:21 PROPHECY UPON THESE BONES AND SAY UNTO THEM,
  • 00:24 "OH YE DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD."
  • 01:03 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:06 JEFFERY SEIF HERE WITH MY ASSOCIATE,
  • 01:08 SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:09 SHALOM
  • 01:10 AND WELCOME BACK TO THE EZEKIEL SERIES.
  • 01:11 TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
  • 01:13 EZEKIEL CHAPTER 38 AND 39; WARS AND MORE WARS.
  • 01:17 I KNOW JEFF, WHEN I WAS FIRST STUDYING PROPHECY
  • 01:19 THIS WAS THE HARDEST CHAPTER FOR ME;
  • 01:21 THIS EZEKIEL 38.
  • 01:22 WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
  • 01:24 WHY ARE THEY ALL COMING AROUND ISRAEL?
  • 01:26 IT'S A TOUGH STORY AND IT'S A TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW.
  • 01:31 TO LOOK AT THE BIBLE WE SEE THROUGH EZEKIEL
  • 01:34 THAT ISRAEL IS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATION STATE.
  • 01:37 WE ALSO SEE THAT NATIONS COME AROUND ISRAEL AND ARE BENT ON HER DEMISE.
  • 01:43 A STORY IN THE ANCIENT WORD; A STORY IN THE MODERN WORLD;
  • 01:48 AND IN THIS PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO SEE HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
  • 01:52 AS WE CONSIDER EZEKIEL AND THE MID EAST PIECE PROCESS,
  • 01:56 SO MUCH FOR THE ANCIENT WORD, NOW TO THE MODERN WORLD.
  • 01:59 EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
  • 02:02 AS WE CONSIDER TODAY'S NEWS.
  • 02:07 EZEKIEL 38
  • 02:11 PLACE:A REGION NORTH OF ISRAEL.
  • 02:16 TIME:THE LATER YEARS
  • 02:23 A MIGHTY ARMY PREPARES TO INVADE ISRAEL;
  • 02:26 ALL OF THEM CLOTHED WITH ALL SORTS OF ARMOR,
  • 02:30 EVEN A GREAT COMPANY.
  • 02:32 "AND THOU SHALT COME UP AGAINST MY PEOPLE."
  • 02:36 "SURELY IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A GREAT SHAKING IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL."
  • 02:44 WHY DO THE NATIONS RAGE?
  • 02:47 THE PSALMIST RAISED THAT QUESTION THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO
  • 02:50 AND I WANT TO RAISE IT NOW AND ANSWER IT
  • 02:53 AND I WANT TO IDENTIFY PARTICULARLY WHAT NATIONS.
  • 02:57 EZEKIEL, AS WE'VE SEEN IN A PREVIOUS SEGMENT,
  • 03:01 NOTED HOW THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL PROPER,
  • 03:05 ALL AROUND THE RIM OF ISRAEL WOULD INCUR GOD'S JUDGMENT.
  • 03:09 HE MENTIONED AMMON, MOAB, EDOM, PHILISTIA, GAZA;
  • 03:14 HE TALKED ABOUT TYRE AND SIDON WHICH IS MODERN LEBANON.
  • 03:19 IN THIS SEGMENT WE'LL SEE HOW EZEKIEL EXPANDS THE VISION FOR THE WAR
  • 03:25 THAT PLAYS OUT AT THE VERY EDGE OF TIME.
  • 03:29 THEREIN EZEKIEL GOES BEYOND THE LOCAL REGION AND GOES FAR NORTH
  • 03:33 TO WHAT WOULD ARGUABLY (BE) MODERN RUSSIA.
  • 03:36 HE GOES TO THE FAR EAST... WELL NOT TO THE FAR EAST AS WE KNOW IT,
  • 03:40 BUT CERTAINLY FURTHER FROM HERE WHEN HE LOOKS AT PERSIA WHICH IS MODERN IRAN.
  • 03:45 I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE SAY "NO NUCLEAR PROBLEM THERE TODAY"
  • 03:48 BUT THE PROPHET EZEKIEL ENVISIONED PARTICULAR PROBLEMS FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD.
  • 03:55 AND THEN HE GOES OVER INTO NORTHERN AFRICA AS WELL
  • 03:57 AS EZEKIEL FORECASTS THINGS TO COME IN A WORLD CAUGHT ABLAZE.
  • 04:04 HERE I'M AT A PLACE WHERE THERE'S ACRE AFTER ACRE OF THE ACCOUTREMENTS OF WAR;
  • 04:11 PHANTOM JETS, MIRAGE JETS, IT SPEAKS OF THE TECHNOLOGY OF A BYGONE ERA;
  • 04:17 THERE'S DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY;
  • 04:22 SPIRITED SOULS, FOUGHT;
  • 04:24 EZEKIEL HAD ENVISIONED THAT ISRAEL WOULD BE RECONSTITUTED AS A NATION STATE.
  • 04:29 BRAVE MEN LAID DOWN THEIR LIFE AS GOD'S INSTRUMENT TO FACILITATE THAT HAPPENING.
  • 04:35 AND THEY ARMED THESE BATTERIES AND THEY MANNED THESE PLANES.
  • 04:40 YOU CAN HEAR PLANES STREAKING OVERHEAD AS ISRAEL GEARS UP.
  • 04:45 IT'S A MILITARY CULTURE AS ISRAEL MAKES ITSELF READY FOR THINGS TO COME,
  • 04:51 THINGS DESCRIBED BY THE PROPHET EZEKIEL WHO NOTED IN THE 37TH CHAPTER
  • 04:56 THAT ISRAEL WOULD BE RECONSTITUTED AS A NATION STATE
  • 04:59 BUT THEN HE WENT ON TO NOTE THAT THERE'S TROUBLE COMING
  • 05:03 AS ISRAEL'S RE-EMERGENCE INVOKES THE IRE OF STATES ROUND ABOUT
  • 05:08 AND BRINGS INTO BEING THEN A CONFLICT THAT WILL BE A WAR THAT HAS NO EQUAL IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 05:18 INVASION IN EZEKIEL'S TIME
  • 05:21 SPEARS...SWORDS...
  • 05:23 THE BILLOWING CLOUDS OF BARBARIC HOARDS.
  • 05:27 FAST FORWARD 2600 YEARS.
  • 05:32 "AND THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD."
  • 05:37 YES, THERE'LL BE ADVERSARIES ON THE GROUND
  • 05:42 AND THERE'LL BE MET BY GROUND TROOPS AS WELL AS FORCES FROM THE AIR.
  • 05:48 I'M COMING TO YOU IN FRONT OF A FAMOUS WEAPON IN ISRAEL'S ARSENAL.
  • 05:52 AND THIS JET CARRIED 28,000 POUNDS OF BOMBS.
  • 05:57 AND I'M SURE BEFORE HE TOOK OFF, THAT PILOT DECIDED TO FASTEN HIS SEATBELTS.
  • 06:05 AND NOW...I WANT YOU TO FASTEN YOURS
  • 06:10 AND GO WITH ME ON A JOURNEY BACK TO THE FUTURE, BACK IN TIME.
  • 06:14 IF YOU'LL OPEN UP YOUR BIBLES PLEASE TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL, THE 38TH CHAPTER;
  • 06:21 I'M GOING TO READ THIS IN MY VERSION,
  • 06:24 YOU FEEL FREE TO READ IT IN YOURS.
  • 06:26 AND THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ME SAYING:
  • 06:31 SON OF MAN, SET YOUR FACE TOWARD GOD.
  • 06:45 THE LEADER OF SOME CONFEDERACY.
  • 06:47 OF THE LAND OF MAGOG
  • 06:53 MAGOG BY THE WAY IS ARGUABLY A NUMBER OF THESE COUNTRIES
  • 06:58 JUST OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE FORMER USSR.
  • 07:04 THE CHIEF PRINCE OF MESHECH AND TUBAL
  • 07:12 BOTH OF THESE REFER TO LAND SOUTH OF THE BLACK AND CASPIAN SEAS.
  • 07:17 AS NOTED IN A PREVIOUS SEGMENT,
  • 07:20 HERE THE PROPHETIC WORD IS REACHING BEYOND ISRAEL AND ITS IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS
  • 07:27 AND ITS GOING INTO COUNTRY THAT WAS ONCE OCCUPIED BY THOSE
  • 07:33 THAT FLEW UNDER THE BANNER OF THE USSR.
  • 07:36 THE PROPHET SAYS,
  • 07:38 PROPHECY AGAINST THEM.
  • 07:43 AND SAY
  • 07:45 THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD
  • 07:48 I AM AGAINST THE OH GOG.
  • 07:54 AND IT'S NOT JUST GOG AND THOSE THAT WORK IN THAT CONFEDERACY, THE CONFEDERACY JUST NOTED,
  • 08:01 BUT THE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THIS CLIMACTIC WAR WHICH GOD SAYS HE'S AGAINST
  • 08:08 IS OUTLINED FURTHER IN VERSE 5;
  • 08:11 "PERUSH"
  • 08:13 WHICH WOULD BE PERSIA IN ANTIQUITY,
  • 08:16 IT'S IRAN IN MODERNITY.
  • 08:19 THERE'S A FEDERATION OF RUSSIAN SATELLITES AND WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT PERUSH IS INVOLVED.
  • 08:28 AND YOU KNOW TODAY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IRAN AND RUSSIA IS SO VERY FASCINATING
  • 08:35 THE WAY THEY'VE HOPPED IN BED WITH EACH OTHER POLITICALLY AND MILITARILY,IT'S THE RUSSIANS
  • 08:39 THAT ARE HELPING FUEL THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM
  • 08:44 THAT WE'RE ALL LIKE OSTRICHES STICKING OUR HEADS IN THE SANDS...
  • 08:48 MAYBE IF WE DON'T LOOK AT IT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT BEING THERE.
  • 08:52 THE PEOPLE THAT FLEW THIS PLANE HERE IN ISRAEL, THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO BE SO COMFORTABLE,
  • 08:58 THEY CAN'T AFFORD THE EXERCISE IN SELF-DECEIT.
  • 09:02 THIS PROPHET ENVISIONS THERE'S A WAR.
  • 09:06 IN CHAPTER 37 ISRAEL IS RECONSTITUTED.
  • 09:08 IN CHAPTER 38 HE SEES ENERGIES BEING MOBILIZED AGAINST THIS FLEDGLING STATE.
  • 09:14 I WISH PEOPLE WERE BIBLE READERS THAT MADE DECISIONS
  • 09:16 ABOUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.
  • 09:20 WELL HE MENTIONS HERE IN VERSE 5,
  • 09:21 "PERUSH", PERSIA;
  • 09:24 "CUSH" WHICH WOULD BE SUDAN BLEEDING INTO ETHIOPIA
  • 09:29 AND THEN HE GOES "POOT" OR "PUT" WHICH IS MODERN LIBYA.
  • 09:34 WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THIS WRITER SEES ISRAEL CENTRAL
  • 09:38 AND THEN THIS WRITER OBSERVES SATELLITE RUSSIAN STATES;
  • 09:44 THIS WRITER OBSERVES PERSIA OR IRAN;
  • 09:48 THIS WRITER OBSERVES AS WELL THAT STATES IN NORTHERN AFRICA
  • 09:53 GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS COALITION.
  • 09:56 HE MENTIONS IN VERSE 6,
  • 09:59 ...OR HE MENTIONS GOMER;
  • 10:04 LET'S LEAVE IT AT THAT.
  • 10:04 AND THEN HE SAYS
  • 10:05 THE HOUSE OF TOGARMAH
  • 10:09 AND HERE WE'RE LOOKING AT MODERN TURKEY ARGUABLY.
  • 10:13 WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS GO TO A BIBLE ATLAS
  • 10:15 AND LOOK AT THESE COUNTRIES THAT ARE MENTIONED AND SEE WHERE THEY ARE
  • 10:19 AND YOU'LL SEE THE COUNTRIES ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 10:23 ITS AMAZING THAT THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO THIS PROPHET CALLED THE SHOT.
  • 10:31 AND THESE SHOTS THAT ARE FIRED IN THIS WAR INDEED WILL BE SHOTS THAT ARE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
  • 10:39 AND NOT ONLY THESE STATES, BUT THEN HE MENTIONS AT THE TAIL END OF VERSE 6,
  • 10:44 AND MANY PEOPLES WITH THEE
  • 10:50 THERE'S THIS MASSIVE COALITION OF FORCES
  • 10:54 THAT HAVE THEIR ENERGIES VESTED IN DESTROYING THIS FLEDGLING NATION STATE.
  • 11:00 IN VERSE 8 WE'RE TOLD:
  • 11:10 THIS IS FASCINATING AS THE AUTHOR TELEGRAPHS TO THE EDGE OF TIME.
  • 11:14 WHILE IT'S TRUE THAT FROM EZEKIEL'S PERSPECTIVE THE PERSIANS WOUND UP
  • 11:21 GETTING THE BETTER OF THE BABYLONIANS ONE COULD SAY
  • 11:23 THAT YOU COULD SEE MOVEMENT IN THE AREA.
  • 11:26 BUT THERE'S NOTHING OF THE MAGNITUDE THAT'S DESCRIBED HERE.
  • 11:31 THIS BECKONS ONE TO LOOK BEYOND THE PRESENT INTO THE FUTURE.
  • 11:37 AND HOW FASCINATING IS IT THAT THE HATIKVA CHAPTER,
  • 11:42 WITH THE RE-GATHERING OF ISRAEL CHAPTER,
  • 11:44 RIGHT AFTER THAT THIS AUTHOR DESCRIBES PARTICIPANTS IN A WAR.
  • 11:51 AND WE'RE SEEING THIS HAPPEN BEFORE OUR EYES TODAY.
  • 11:55 AND THIS WRITER SAYS THAT THE WAR DESCRIBED YESTERDAY BELONGS TO TOMORROW.
  • 12:01 HE SAYS, "THIS BELONGS..." IN VERSE 8,
  • 12:10 ISRAEL IS THE LAND THAT WAS BROUGHT BACK FROM THE SWORD.
  • 12:20 THE BIBLE SAID IT, I BELIEVE IT.
  • 12:22 AND WHAT'S FASCINATING IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAID THEN SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING NOW.
  • 12:28 WHAT A STORY!
  • 12:30 THE WORD OF GOD PROVES TRUE DOES IT NOT?
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  • 13:14 HEY YOU LIKE THIS GUYS? >>YEAH!!!
  • 13:16 JOIN US IN ISRAEL FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 13:19 MY FATHER'S COME 5 TIMES BEFORE
  • 13:22 AND LOVES ISRAEL.
  • 13:24 AND THIS IS MY 1ST TIME AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW,
  • 13:28 BEYOND WORDS THE MEANING OF COMING HOME.
  • 13:31 IT'S BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION
  • 13:34 AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THIS,
  • 13:37 I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THIS.
  • 13:39 SO THE EXPERIENCE HAS TO BE HAD IN PERSON.
  • 13:44 ON THE SEA OF GALILEE WE'RE IN A 1ST CENTURY BOAT;
  • 13:48 WE SING THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER; WE RAISE THE AMERICAN FLAG.
  • 13:52 WE THEN TURN AROUND; WE RAISE THE ISRAELI FLAG AND SING THE ISRAELI NATIONAL ANTHEM,
  • 13:58 "HATIKIVA", "THE HOPE".
  • 14:00 JEFF IT IS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD.
  • 14:02 YES AND IT'S A PEACEFUL PLACE
  • 14:03 OUT THERE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE ISN'T IT?
  • 14:05 IT IS AMAZING ON HOW PEACEFUL IT IS.
  • 14:07 WE SEE ALL THE MOUNTAINS AROUND US.
  • 14:09 WE KNOW THERE ARE PROBABLY ENEMIES ALL AROUND US,
  • 14:11 BUT IT IS SO PEACEFUL.
  • 14:13 YOU CAN REALLY FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD THERE.
  • 14:15 SO MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL WITH US
  • 14:17 AND THEY'RE WELL INTENDED FRIENDS AND RELATIVES SAY,
  • 14:20 "HOW CAN YOU GO TO ISRAEL IT'S SO SCARY?"
  • 14:22 WELL, PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED.
  • 14:24 ENOUGH OF THAT NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME SCARY STUFF.
  • 14:27 IN THIS PROGRAM WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE, NOT THE MOMENT.
  • 14:30 BUT IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 14:32 ZOLA LEVITT TALKED ABOUT IT WITH DR. THOMAS MCCALL IN THIS DVD PROGRAM CALLED "THE END".
  • 14:38 YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET IT IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
  • 14:39 IN THE BIBLICAL APPROACH TO HISTORY'S END GAME.
  • 14:42 ZOLA AND DR. MCCALL WROTE A BOOK BY THE SAME NAME; TWO PRODUCTS, SAME COVER.
  • 14:47 YOU'LL FIND OUT ABOUT IT MORE AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.
  • 14:51 IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US
  • 14:53 LEVITT.COM IS THE "GO TO" PLACE.
  • 14:56 WE HAVE A MAGAZINE.
  • 14:57 WE WANT TO SEND IT TO YOU.
  • 14:59 TO GET IT, YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR IT.
  • 15:00 WE'RE PLEASED TO COMMEND IT TO YOU.
  • 15:02 AND SPEAKING ABOUT COMMENDING TO YOU WE HAVE A STORY TO TELL
  • 15:07 AS WE LOOK AT THE ANCIENT WORD IN THE MODERN WORLD
  • 15:10 AND WE CONSIDER THE UNLEASHING OF THE DOGS OF WAR.
  • 15:17 "THOU SHALT ASCEND AND COME LIKE A STORM."
  • 15:21 "THOU SHALT BE LIKE A CLOUD TO COVER THE LAND."
  • 15:24 "THOU AND ALL THY BANDS AND MANY PEOPLE WITH THEE."
  • 15:36 AND THE DOGS OF WAR WILL BE UNLEASHED AND THE ENGINES OF WAR WILL BE TURNED ON AND RAMPED UP.
  • 15:46 AS PRESSURES IN THE REGION MOVE PEOPLE TO A WAR, THE LIKES OF WHICH HISTORY HAS NOT SEEN.
  • 15:56 AGAIN, PLANES OVERHEAD, ACRES OF PLANES ROUND ABOUT.
  • 16:03 I'M COMING TO YOU FROM ISRAEL, A COUNTRY THAT'S KNOWN WAR AND IS READY FOR WAR.
  • 16:09 IF YOU'LL LOOK WITH ME IN EZEKIEL CHAPTER 38, VERSE 15
  • 16:13 YOU'LL DISCOVER THAT THE WAR DESCRIBED HERE IS SPEARHEADED
  • 16:18 THAT COME FROM FORCES OUT OF THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE NORTH.
  • 16:23 IF YOU WOULD LOOK FROM ISRAEL PROPER AND GO DUE NORTH YOU'D EVENTUALLY RUN INTO MOSCOW.
  • 16:30 HERE THE PROPHET SAYS:
  • 16:41 THERE'S A FEDERATION WE'VE ALREADY CONSIDERED DIFFERENT PARTIES OF THAT FEDERATION.
  • 16:47 IN VERSE 16 THE PROPHET SAYS THAT THIS CONFLICT IS RESERVED FOR A POINT IN HISTORY
  • 16:54 THAT THIS PROPHET CALLS QUOTE, "THE END OF DAYS".
  • 16:57 HE SAYS:
  • 17:05 "MY LAND ISRAEL."
  • 17:07 AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF TIME FORCES ARE MOBILIZED TO BRING PRESSURE TO BEAR HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 17:17 WHAT'S THE OUTCOME OF THIS STRUGGLE?
  • 17:21 IF YOU'LL LOOK WITH ME PLEASE IN VERSE 23 AT THE END WE DISCOVER THAT...
  • 17:27 WELL IN THE VERSE BEFOREHAND:
  • 17:33 THAT FORCES ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT TO BEAR
  • 17:36 AND TO HOLD AT BAY THE MASSES
  • 17:38 WHOSE ENERGIES ARE INVESTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NATION STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 17:44 THE BIBLE SAYS:
  • 17:52 BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MANY IN THE CHURCH ARE SLUMBERING AND SLEEPING TODAY.
  • 17:58 MANY DENOMINATIONAL OFFICIALS HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP WHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL AND THE JEWS.
  • 18:04 MANY PROFESSORS OF THEOLOGY HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP, MANY PASTORS ARE ASLEEP,
  • 18:10 AND MANY IN THE PEWS ARE UNAWARE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD
  • 18:14 BECAUSE THEY DON'T PERCEIVE WHAT WAS FORECASTED IN THE WORD.
  • 18:20 OH, IF ONE WOULD JUST TAKE THE BIBLE TO MEAN WHAT IT SAYS AND SAYS WHAT IT MEANS,
  • 18:25 FAITH WOULD BE BUILT UP.
  • 18:27 BUT JESUS IN HIS PARABLE SAID AT THE END OF DAYS "MANY WILL SLUMBER AND SLEEP."
  • 18:34 BUT MY HOPE IS THAT MANY WILL WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
  • 18:39 AND SEE THAT GOD IS AT WORK IN THE WORLD.
  • 18:42 THAT FORCES AREN'T JUST SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL
  • 18:45 BUT RATHER THE LORD IS WATCHING HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT.
  • 18:50 TO WHAT END?
  • 18:51 IN VERSE 23 HE SAYS:
  • 19:09 AT THE END OF DAYS GOD SHOWS HIMSELF STRONG WITH THE NET RESULT
  • 19:15 THAT PEOPLE COME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:18 BUT NOT EVERYONE ACKNOWLEDGES THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:21 WE'RE TOLD HERE IN THE TEXT THAT FORCES FROM DUE NORTH
  • 19:25 WILL INVEST THEIR ENERGIES AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 19:28 WHICH REMINDS ME, HERE I AM IN FRONT OF THIS JET, A PHANTOM, A JET OF A BYGONE ERA
  • 19:33 THAT WAS COMMANDEERED BY THE SYRIANS THAT CAME TO SYRIA BY WAY OF RUSSIA.
  • 19:41 A SYRIAN PILOT DEFECTED, CAME TO ISRAEL.
  • 19:45 ISRAEL OFFERED THE PILOT RESIDENCY.
  • 19:48 HE OPTED TO LATER GO TO NORTH AMERICA.
  • 19:51 AND WHILE THERE HIS HEAD WAS UNFORTUNATELY SEVERED FROM HIS BODY.
  • 19:57 TIME CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND THE SYRIANS LET HIM KNOW WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF HIM.
  • 20:04 FRIENDS I BELIEVE THAT TIME WILL CATCH UP WITH US
  • 20:08 AND INSTEAD OF LOSING OUR HEAD LETS GAIN OUR WITS.
  • 20:12 AND THE WAY THAT WE CAN GET OUR WITS, I BELIEVE,
  • 20:16 IS TO LOOK AT WORLD EVENTS THROUGH A BIBLICAL LENS.
  • 20:21 SCRIPTURE SAYS THE LORD DECLARES THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 20:26 AND I FIND IT FASCINATING TO HEAR REVIEW
  • 20:29 THAT THE PROPHET EZEKIEL ENVISIONED THAT GOD WOULD BRING JUDGMENT TO BEAR
  • 20:34 AGAINST THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 20:37 AND NOT JUST THOSE BORDERING THE RIM,
  • 20:40 BUT HE MENTIONS NATIONS EXPANDING DUE EAST AND NORTH AND WEST THAT COME AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 20:46 HE NOTES AS WELL THAT INASMUCH AS THERE'S STRUGGLES AGAINST ISRAEL
  • 20:50 IN THAT CONTEXT HE NOTES ISRAEL'S RE-EMERGENCE AS A STRONG NATION STATE.
  • 20:56 AND THEN HE SAYS THAT THESE FORCES EVENTUALLY COME AGAINST ISRAEL
  • 21:00 BUT GOD WATCHES OVER ISRAEL AND GIVES ISRAEL A GOOD SUCCESS AT THE END OF THE DAYS.
  • 21:06 WHAT A STORY, WHAT A WORD STRAIGHT FROM THE PAGES OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE.
  • 21:19 MUSIC
  • 22:15 WELL THAT'S ZOLA'S MUSIC.
  • 22:18 HE WAS VERY INSPIRATIONAL AT ONE LEVEL AND HE WAS INFORMATIONAL AT ANOTHER.
  • 22:23 SANDRA, HE WROTE MANY BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT OF THIS PROGRAM,
  • 22:27 DIDN'T HE?
  • 22:27 PROPHECY WAS HIS LIFE.
  • 22:29 BUT HE WAS ALSO HE MUSICIAN WHICH JUST
  • 22:32 ALWAYS WAS DEAR TO MY HEART.
  • 22:34 HE LOVED MUSIC AND YET PROPHECY,
  • 22:36 HE WAS ON FIRE FOR PROPHECY;
  • 22:38 RUSSIA, IRAN, IRAQ, PERSIA, ETHIOPIA;
  • 22:41 HE WAS ON FIRE FOR PROPHECY.
  • 22:43 A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TOUCH IT
  • 22:45 BUT IT'S A FASCINATING STORY TO LOOK AT THE ANCIENT WORD
  • 22:48 AND THE MODERN WORLD AND PUT IT TOGETHER, HE DID IT.
  • 22:50 WELL, HOW DO WE KNOW THE END IF WE DON'T KNOW THE BEGINNING?
  • 22:53 SO HE THOUGHT PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER MADE SENSE AND IT DOES,
  • 22:56 IT MAKES THE BIBLE, MAKES PERFECT SENSE.
  • 22:58 AND TO THAT END WE TALKED TO A YOUNG MAN BY THE NAME OF JERRY RASSAMNI
  • 23:02 WHO WAS A...
  • 23:04 JEFF, FOR A LACK OF A BETTER WORD, REALLY A MILITANT KILLER.
  • 23:08 HE DESCRIBED HIMSELF THAT WAY. >>HE DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS THAT.
  • 23:11 BUT I LOOKED IN HIS EYES AND I KNOW YOU DID TOO,
  • 23:14 HE IS TRULY A NEW CREATION.
  • 23:16 I LOVED INTERVIEWING HIM AND I THINK YOU'LL LIKE IT.
  • 23:20 SO WITHOUT HESITATION I TOOK A SNIPER RIFLE WITH A LONG SCOPE
  • 23:24 AND I AIMED IT AT THE MAN TOLLING THE BELL.
  • 23:26 I THOUGHT SURELY ALLAH WAS SMILING AT ME.
  • 23:29 AND WHEN I HAD HIS HEAD SECURE
  • 23:32 IN MY CROSSHAIRS I PULLED THE TRIGGER
  • 23:35 AND I WAS GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR.
  • 23:37 BUT AT THE TIME I WAS DISTRAUGHT AS I SAW THE BULLET SMOTE THE WALL INCHES ABOVE HIS HEAD
  • 23:44 AS HE DUCKED DOWN WITH THE TOLL OF THE BELL AFTER A LONG PAUSE.
  • 23:48 I SAID, "ONLY IF I HAD AIMED AT HIS HEART INSTEAD I WOULD HAVE SURELY GOT HIM."
  • 23:52 BUT THE MAN DUCKED AND HE RAN FOR HIS LIFE
  • 23:56 AND HE LEFT ME DISTRAUGHT.
  • 23:58 SO THAT'S THE HATRED THAT BREWED IN MY HEART SANDRA.
  • 24:01 IT'S HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE THAT THERE'S ONE RELIGION
  • 24:03 THAT REALLY SAYS THEY WANT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.
  • 24:06 THAT'S JUST HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE.
  • 24:07 AREN'T THERE GOOD MUSLIMS OUT THERE?
  • 24:09 ABSOLUTELY, I BELIEVE THAT
  • 24:12 THERE'S ONLY A SMALL FUNDAMENTALIST FRINGE THAT IS BENT ON DESTRUCTION OF THE WEST
  • 24:17 BUT THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY FOLLOW THE KORAN'S HARD LINE INTERPRETATION.
  • 24:22 BUT THE MAJORITY OF MUSLIMS, THEY WANT THE SAME THINGS OUT OF LIFE THAT YOU AND I WANT
  • 24:28 WHICH IS LIBERTY, FREEDOM, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
  • 24:31 AND SO THEY DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO THOSE HARD LINE INTERPRETATIONS OF ISLAM.
  • 24:36 OKAY.
  • 24:37 I GUESS IT'S BECAUSE THAT'S ALL I EVER HEAR
  • 24:39 IS THAT THIS HARD LINE ISLAM...HARD LINE ISLAM.
  • 24:41 I WANT TO KNOW THAT THERE IS HOPE,
  • 24:43 THAT REALLY THERE IS HOPE FOR EVERYONE.
  • 24:45 WELL THERE IS HOPE.
  • 24:47 I MEAN I'M SITTING HERE BECAUSE GOD CAN CHANGE THE HEART SANDRA.
  • 24:50 AND HE TOOK MY HEART OF STONE...
  • 24:52 I'M LOOKING AT YOU.
  • 24:53 YOU ARE A NEW CREATION.
  • 24:54 I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES, THERE IS A MAN OF LOVE,
  • 24:56 THERE IS A MAN OF GOD IN THERE.
  • 24:58 I CANNOT IMAGINE WHERE YOU'VE COME FROM,
  • 25:01 I REALLY CAN'T.
  • 25:02 WELL IT JUST SHOWS
  • 25:04 THAT GOD CAN CHANGE THE HEART.
  • 25:06 YOU KNOW WHEN I ACCEPTED YESHUA, WHEN I ACCEPTED MESSIAH
  • 25:09 IT WASIF I COULD CRY OUT WITH PAUL IN ONE VOICE IN 1ST TIMOTHY 1:13.
  • 25:13 EVEN THOUGH I WAS FORMERLY A BLASPHEMER
  • 25:17 AND A PERSECUTOR AND A VIOLENT AGGRESSOR,YET I WAS SHOWN MERCY.
  • 25:21 AND SO THE GRACE OF GOD IS SUFFICIENT FOR ALL OF US.
  • 25:25 AND IF IT'S SUFFICIENT ME IT CAN WORK FOR ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 25:28 GOD BLESS YOU, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.
  • 25:30 THANK YOU.
  • 25:33 WELL YOU'VE JUST HEARD FROM A FORMER SOLDIER IN MUHAMMAD'S ARMY.
  • 25:40 I THINK ITS FASCINATING A STONE COLD KILLER, BUT WE GET NO SENSE OF THAT ABOUT HIM NOW.
  • 25:47 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 25:48 BECAUSE HE'S BORN ANEW, A NEW CREATION.
  • 25:51 AND LET ME JUST SAY THAT THE SAME GOD THAT TRANSFORMED JERRY'S HEART
  • 25:56 IS IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSFORMING YOURS AND MINE.
  • 26:02 BUT YOU HAVE TO DO AND I HAVE TO DO WHAT JERRY DID, THAT IS REPENT OF SINS,
  • 26:06 ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS, ASK HIS SON TO COME INTO OUR HEART AND FILL US.
  • 26:12 IN RESPONSE TO SO DOING THERE'S A NEW WORLD TO DAWN
  • 26:16 FOR THOSE THAT WOULD TAKE GOD UP ON HIS OFFER
  • 26:19 TO HEAL AND FORGIVE.
  • 26:20 AIN'T IT THE TRUTH >>AMEN.
  • 26:21 HE RESTORES US >>WITH FELLOWSHIP >>WITH HIM. >>YES
  • 26:24 WE ARE OUT OF FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM
  • 26:26 UNTIL HE RESTORES THAT.
  • 26:27 WE HAVE A NEW HEART.
  • 26:29 AND JERRY REALLY IS AN EXAMPLE OF A NEW HEART.
  • 26:31 YEAH, WE CAN LOOK AT THE BIBLE STORY ABOUT A WORLD ABLAZE
  • 26:35 BUT IT'S NICE TO SEE THE LORD KINDLE A FIRE IN THE HEART
  • 26:39 OF SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HIM. >>IT IS.
  • 26:40 WHEN TALKING AND SPEAKING OF RESTORATION,
  • 26:42 NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE RESTORATION OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 26:45 STAY TUNED FOR THAT BECAUSE THAT IS THE HOPE FOR US ALL.
  • 26:49 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 26:50 SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 26:52 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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