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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 Restored Temple”
Ezekiel prophesied a restored Earth and a new Jerusalem Temple from which miraculous healing waters will spring forth. Ultimately, God’s ways are known on planet Earth.

Caption transcript for Ezekiel and the MidEast ‘Piece’ Process: “The Restored Temple” (8/8)

  • 00:03 WITH DR. JEFFERY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:10 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."
  • 01:02 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:05 JEFFERY SEIF HERE WITH MY ASSOCIATE AND CO-HOST,
  • 01:08 SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:09 SHALOM
  • 01:10 AND WELCOME BACK TO THE EZEKIEL SERIES.
  • 01:12 THIS IS THE FINAL PROGRAM.
  • 01:14 IN SOME WAYS IT MAKES ME SAD
  • 01:15 BECAUSE WE'RE FINISHED
  • 01:17 AND YET IN OTHER WAYS IT'S A REALLY EXCITING,
  • 01:20 BECAUSE IT ENDS ON A POSITIVE NOTE.
  • 01:22 IT ENDS IN THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 01:25 IT ENDS IN THE RESTORATION OF THEIR SOULS.
  • 01:27 IT'S A GREAT STORY.
  • 01:29 WHAT DO YOU THINK SANDRA, IN THIS WORLD,
  • 01:31 POSITIVE IS GOOD, HUNH?
  • 01:33 WELL, POSITIVE IS ALWAYS GOOD AND HERE WE HAVE THE BIBLE
  • 01:35 AND THE BIBLE IS NOTHING BUT POSITIVE.
  • 01:37 THERE ARE NOT SOME GOOD STORIES, BUT IT ALWAYS COMES OUT, GOD IS IN CONTROL.
  • 01:42 YES AND SPEAKING OF THOSE VARIOUS STORIES,
  • 01:44 IN EZEKIEL SOME OF THE STORIES ARE DOWN RIGHT DISCOURAGING
  • 01:48 AND FULL OF JUDGEMENT MOTIFS.
  • 01:51 AS THE PROPHETS ARE DENOUNCING SIN, THE PROPHET, EXCUSE ME,
  • 01:55 EZEKIEL GOES AFTER ISRAEL, GOES AFTER THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT
  • 01:59 AND TALKS ABOUT A WORLD ABLAZE.
  • 02:00 BUT THE BIBLE DOESN'T LEAVE US THERE.
  • 02:02 THROUGH THE PROPHET EZEKIEL
  • 02:04 WE SEE A WORLD RESTORED, DON'T WE?
  • 02:06 WE SEE THE TEMPLE RESTORED,
  • 02:07 THE PEOPLE RESTORED, AND OUR SALVATION IS THERE.
  • 02:11 YES AND SALVATION IS GOOD, RESTORATION IS GOOD AND OFF WE GO TO EDEN,
  • 02:17 PARADISE RESTORED.
  • 02:19 IT WAS LOST IN GENESIS, IT'S RECOVERED IN REVELATION
  • 02:22 AND HERE'S EZEKIEL'S STORY OF A WORLD GONE GOOD.
  • 02:26 PART OF THE PROCESS OF THE UNFOLDING OF GOD'S WORD AND WORLD AT THE END OF DAYS.
  • 02:35 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF A FUTURE TEMPLE IS GLORIOUS.
  • 02:39 PARADISE RESTORED.
  • 02:41 AND BY THE RIVER THEREOF UPON THE BANK THEREOF SHALL GROW ALL TREES FOR FOOD.
  • 02:50 BRINGING FORTH NEW FRUIT WHOSE LEAF SHALL NOT FADE.
  • 02:54 AND THE LEAF THEREOF SHALL BE FOR MEDICINE.
  • 03:02 THIS IS ARGUABLY SOME OF THE MOST SACRED SPACE ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 03:08 NO PREACHER HYPE, NO VISUAL EFFECTS, JUST RAW SACRED SPACE.
  • 03:16 MY FEET ARE PLANTED IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 03:20 THERE IS THE EASTERN WALL OF WHAT WAS THE TEMPLE IN JESUS' DAY.
  • 03:27 WHAT A PLACE!
  • 03:29 I'M SO THRILLED TO BE HERE. OUR MINISTRY'S DONORS SENT ME HERE,
  • 03:34 THAT THEY PAY THAT WE CAN SPEAK FROM THIS PLACE TO YOU.
  • 03:39 OH I LOVE IT WHEN THE WORD OF GOD GOES FORTH FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 03:46 BUT THE EZEKIEL STORY ISN'T AS MUCH THE WORD GOING FORTH FROM JERUSALEM
  • 03:53 AS MUCH AS IT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD ABOUT JERUSALEM.
  • 03:58 BUT NOT JUST JERUSALEM.
  • 03:59 JERUSALEM YES, BUT THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 04:03 IN EZEKIEL WE SEE GOD'S END GAME FOR PLANET EARTH.
  • 04:08 AND IN AS MUCH AS TODAY PEOPLE SCURRY AROUND TO TRY AND WORK UP PEACE,
  • 04:13 TO BRING ABOUT A CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES ON PLANET EARTH, OH THEY TRY, BUT GOD HAS A PLAN.
  • 04:20 AND HE HAS A DAY HE SAID:
  • 04:22 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 04:26 THERE'LL COME A DAY WHEN NATION WILL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION.
  • 04:32 AND NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANYMORE.
  • 04:35 WELL WHAT'S THE PLAN?
  • 04:37 EZEKIEL SAYS NUMBER 1, ISRAEL WAS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATIONSTATE.
  • 04:41 NUMBER 2, NATIONS ROUND ABOUT THEN ARE HELLBENT ON THAT FLEDGLING STATE'S DEMISE.
  • 04:47 FRIENDS WE LIVE IN A WORLD TODAY WHERE ISRAEL IS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATIONSTATE
  • 04:53 AND WE LIVE IN A WORLD TODAY WHEN THE NATIONSROUND ABOUT ARE HELLBENT ON HER DEMISE.
  • 04:59 IN THIS SERIES WE SAW THAT EZEKIEL WAS SPECIFIC.
  • 05:02 HE SPEAKS ABOUT FORCES BEING DRAWN IN FROM ANCIENT PERSIA, WHICH WILL BE MODERN IRAN.
  • 05:08 LIKEWISE HE SEES A COLLISION OF FORCES GALVANIZING AROUND A STRONG NORTHERN POWER
  • 05:14 THAT ENTERS INTO THE STAGE OF THE END-TIME DRAMA.
  • 05:17 IT'S STRIKING THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NORTHERN PEOPLE AND PERSIA.
  • 05:21 AND THIS SMELLS LIKE RUSSIAN IN THE ONE HAND AND IRAN ON THE OTHER.
  • 05:26 WE NEED TO STAY TUNED TO THAT STORY, BUT AS WE WRAP,
  • 05:30 PAY ATTENTION TO THIS STORY WE'LL SEE IN A MINUTE.
  • 05:33 THE WORD OF THE LORD IS THAT A TEMPLE OF JEHOVAH IS REBUILT ON THIS MOUNTAIN
  • 05:38 AND THAT WATERS FLOW FORTH FROM THIS MOUNTAIN.
  • 05:41 THEY FILL THE VALLEY AND THEY FILL THE WORLD.
  • 05:45 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:47 AND WHEN THEY FILL IT THEY THRILL IT.
  • 05:49 THEY WIPE AWAY TEARS FROM EYES, THEY BRING HEALING TO PLANET EARTH.
  • 05:53 FRIENDS, IN EZEKIEL CHAPTER 47.
  • 05:57 LET ME READ THIS IN MY VERSION, HAVE A LOOK AT IT IN YOURS.
  • 06:02 HE SAYS:
  • 06:03 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 06:12 THAT THE WATERS WILL COME FORTH HITHER, HE SAYS
  • 06:15 AND ALL THINGS WILL BE HEALED AND MAY LIVE WHERESOEVER THE RIVER COMES.
  • 06:27 IN A VISION EZEKIEL IS LED UNTO THE RIVER OF THE SACRED PLACE.
  • 06:32 AND HE BROUGHT ME THROUGH THE WATERS, THE WATERS WERE TO THE ANKLES.
  • 06:40 AND HE MEASURED AND THE WATERS WERE TO THE KNEES.
  • 06:45 AGAIN HE MEASURED AND THE WATERS WERE TO THE LOINS.
  • 06:49 AND IT WAS A RIVER THAT I COULD NOT PASS OVER.
  • 06:56 THERE'S HEALING WATERS THAT COME FROM THIS PLACE,
  • 07:00 FROM THIS SACRED SPACE.
  • 07:02 AND THEY FLOOD PLANET EARTH.
  • 07:06 THEY BRING REFRESHMENT, HEALTH, AND HEALING.
  • 07:11 THERE'S TREES ROUND ABOUT THE RIVER, TO USE THE ANALOGY HERE IN THE TEXT.
  • 07:15 AND WE'RE TOLD IN CHAPTER 47, VERSE 12:
  • 07:19 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 07:22 THAT THE LEAF IS FOR THE HEALING.
  • 07:26 YOU MIGHT RECALL IN REVELATION AS HE CLOSES, HE SEES THE WATER OF THE RIVER OF LIFE
  • 07:30 AND THE TREE OF LIFE THERE AND HE SAYS THAT THE FRUIT OF THE TREE
  • 07:34 IS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.
  • 07:37 FRIENDS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE'S A HEALING OF THE NATIONS.
  • 07:41 WE LIVE IN A WORLD TODAY THAT'S RACKED BY SOCIAL UNREST, POLITICAL, INTRIGUE,
  • 07:47 AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE DEVIL IS HAVING HIS DAY.
  • 07:50 BUT THERE COMES A DAY WHEN THE SWORDS ARE BEAT INTO PLOW SHARES.
  • 07:55 INSTEAD OF ENERGIES BEING INVESTED ON SELF-DEFENSE AND AGGRESSION,
  • 07:59 ENERGIES ARE INVESTING IN TILLING THE EARTH.
  • 08:02 AND AGAINST THAT BACKDROP GOD PROMISES A BOUNTIFUL EARTH
  • 08:06 WHEN THE WORD OF THE LORD COMES FORTH FROM JERUSALEM, LIKE THE PROPHETS LONG AGO ENVISIONED.
  • 08:13 AND SPEAKING OF LONG AGO, ONCE A POND A TIME THERE WAS A PLACE CALLED EDEN.
  • 08:18 AND WE'RE TOLD THAT RIVERS SPRANG FORTH FROM EDEN
  • 08:21 AND THERE WAS A TREE OF LIFE THERE IN THE GARDEN.
  • 08:24 WE'RE TOLD THAT EDEN WAS A PARADISE STATE WHERE THERE WAS FELICITY AND PEACE.
  • 08:28 EDEN WAS WIPED OUT WHEN SIN MADE IT'S ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 08:34 BUT WHEN ONE CONSIDERS EZEKIEL AND HIS PIECE PROCESS, EDEN RETURNS.
  • 08:40 AND THEN THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH COME TO THIS HILL AND SAY,
  • 08:44 "COME LET US GO TO THE MOUNTAIN OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AND LET'S WORSHIP THE GOD OF JACOB."
  • 08:50 IF YOU'RE BROKEN, DISTRAUGHT, IF YOU HAVE CARES AND DESPAIRS
  • 08:55 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE'S A GOD WHO LOVES YOU.
  • 08:58 IF YOU'VE MADE A WRECK OF YOUR LIFE AND YOU'RE A BROKEN HUMAN BEING,
  • 09:02 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD IS A HEALER.
  • 09:05 HE PROMISES HERE THAT THERE'S A FLOW THAT COMES FROM THIS PLACE THAT HEALS BROKENNESS.
  • 09:13 PARCHED TONGUES ARE FED, THE THIRSTY HAVE DRINK.
  • 09:18 ISAIAH THE PROPHET SAID, THOSE THAT THIRST COME TO THE WATERS AND HE WHO HAS NO MONEY,
  • 09:23 COME BY AND EAT AND COME AND DRINK AND THERE'S FOOD FOR WEIRY SOULS.
  • 09:30 I BELIEVE THIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
  • 09:33 AND FROM THIS PLACE I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD WANTS TO GET INTO YOUR SPACE,
  • 09:37 IF HE STANDS OF THE DOOR AND KNOCKS.
  • 09:40 AND IF YOU'D OPEN UP THE DOOR, THERE'S A WHOLE LIFE THAT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 09:45 WELL WE'VE TALKED ABOUT YOU, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE JEWS.
  • 09:49 IN THIS SERIES WE'VE LOOKED AT EZEKIEL AND THE MID EAST PIECE PROCESS.
  • 09:54 GOD'S GONNA HAVE HIS WAY ON PLANET EARTH ONE DAY, MAYBE HAVE HIS WAY IN YOU TODAY.
  • 10:09 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
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  • 10:29 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA,
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  • 10:42 JOIN US IN ISRAEL FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 10:44 MY FATHER'S COME 5 TIMES BEFORE
  • 10:47 AND LOVES ISRAEL.
  • 10:49 AND THIS IS MY 1ST TIME
  • 10:51 AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW,
  • 10:53 BEYOND WORDS THE MEANING OF COMING HOME.
  • 10:56 IT'S BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION
  • 10:59 AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THIS,
  • 11:02 I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THIS.
  • 11:04 SO THE EXPERIENCE HAS TO BE HAD IN PERSON.
  • 11:10 MY LATE HUSBAND ZOLA LEVITT ALWAYS SAID AFTER A TRAVEL SPOT,
  • 11:14 "THAT'S ISRAEL, THAT'S THE WAY WE SEE IT."
  • 11:17 THERE ARE HARDLY WORDS TO DESCRIBE
  • 11:19 THE BEAUTY THAT IS ISRAEL.
  • 11:20 IT IS SPIRITUAL, IT IS LOVELY, IT IS YOUR HOME.
  • 11:24 JEFF AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO SHOW YOU ISRAEL.
  • 11:26 YES OUR SHOW IS A ONE WAY TICKET,
  • 11:29 THAT IS WE TALK TO YOU AND YOU LISTEN
  • 11:31 AND I THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.
  • 11:32 BUT YOU COME WITH US TO ISRAEL,
  • 11:34 WE SPEND A FEW WEEKS TOGETHER
  • 11:35 AND WALK THROUGH THE LAND.
  • 11:36 IT'S GREAT YOU GET TO MEET SANDRA.
  • 11:38 WE BECOME (HEBREW), WE BECOME FAMILY.
  • 11:40 AND THAT'S REALLY AN EXCITING THING TO DO.
  • 11:43 YES AND WE THANK THAT YOU'RE PART OF OUR FAMILY.
  • 11:46 WE HAVE FAMILY NEWS BY THE WAY.
  • 11:48 OUR MAGAZINE IS YOURS FOR THE ASKING IF YOU WANNA KEEP ABREAST OF INFORMATION.
  • 11:54 LEVITT.COM IS THE GO TO PLACE.
  • 11:57 IF YOU'D LIKE TO CALL 1-800-WONDERS AS WELL AND ASK FOR IT,
  • 12:02 WE'LL SEND YOU OUR FREE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
  • 12:06 FULL OF ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION THAT WE THINK YOU NEED TO KNOW.
  • 12:10 AND SPEAKING ABOUT NEED TO KNOW, WE HAVE A DVD OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM THAT COVERS THE SERIES.
  • 12:16 8 PROGRAMS.
  • 12:18 TALKS ABOUT BIBLICAL VIEW ON CURRENT NEWS THROUGH THE EYES OF EZEKIEL.
  • 12:23 EZEKIEL AND THE MID EAST PIECE PROCESS.
  • 12:25 YOU CAN GET MORE OF THAT LATER.
  • 12:27 IT'S A GOOD PROGRAM, ISN'T IT?
  • 12:28 IT'S A GOOD PROGRAM.
  • 12:30 THE SERIES HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD, JEFF.
  • 12:31 8 SERIES, 8 PROGRAMS.
  • 12:33 WE TALK ABOUT GOOD NEWS AND IT IS GOOD NEWS.
  • 12:36 WE HAVE HOPE.
  • 12:37 YES AND WE NEED GOOD NEWS IN A BAD NEWS WORLD.
  • 12:42 SO MANY ARE DISCOURAGED, BUT I WANT YOU TO BE ENCOURAGED.
  • 12:46 EZEKIEL DID.
  • 12:47 EZEKIEL DIDN'T GO OUT ON A DOUBTFUL NOTE.
  • 12:50 HE TALKED ABOUT GOD'S RESTORATION, PROSPERITY, PLENTY, HOPE, AND HEALING.
  • 12:56 SO ON WE GO TO EZEKIEL'S STORY AND WE WANT HIS STORY TO BE YOUR STORY.
  • 13:01 AS WE CONSIDER GOD'S PLAN TO REJUVENATE PLANET EARTH.
  • 13:09 EZEKIEL'S VISION OF A LIFE GIVING RIVER THAT FLOWS FROM A FUTURE TEMPLE.
  • 13:15 IT WAS A RIVER THAT I COULD NOT PASS OVER, FOR THE WATERS WERE RISEN, WATERS TO SWIM IN.
  • 13:23 A RIVER THAT COULD NOT BE PASSED THROUGH.
  • 13:29 JUDEA WAS AN AGRARIAN SOCIETY
  • 13:31 AND JUDAH'S RABBI'S ENVISIONED THAT
  • 13:34 THE MESSIANIC ERA WOULD COME REPLETE WITH
  • 13:35 VERDANT PASTURE LAND.
  • 13:38 THE GARDENS WOULD BE OVERFLOWING WITH ENORMOUS FRUIT.
  • 13:42 AND THAT'S JUST NOT THE WILD IMAGINATIONS OF JUDAISM SAGES,
  • 13:46 BECAUSE EZEKIEL ENVISIONED THAT AT DAYS' END, HERE FROM JERUSALEM THE TEMPLE WOULD BE REBUILT
  • 13:53 AND HE SAD THAT WATER WOULD FLOW FROM THE TEMPLE AND STREAMS WOULD GUSH FORTH
  • 13:59 AND THE BANKS WOULD BE LINED BY TREES THAT WOULD BRING FORTH FRUIT,
  • 14:05 NOT JUST SEASONALLY, BUT MONTHLY.
  • 14:08 BIG, PLUMP, JUICY FRUITS AND THIS REFLECTS AN ERA WHERE GOD'S HOUSE IS REBUILT,
  • 14:15 WHERE GOD'S WILL AND HIS WAYS ARE MANIFEST AFRESH ON THE EARTH.
  • 14:19 AND AS A RESULT THERE'S BOUNTY PLENTY.
  • 14:22 EZEKIEL TOLD THAT STORY AND HE WASN'T ALONE.
  • 14:25 ISAIAH IN HIS OWN WAY IN THE 2ND CHAPTER SAID,
  • 14:29 "IN THE LATTER DAYS THE LORD'S HOUSE WOULD BE MADE
  • 14:32 GLORIOUS ON THIS MOUNTAIN."
  • 14:35 AND AFTER THAT THERE'S SOMETHING ISAIAH SAID
  • 14:37 THAT'S REPEATED IN SYNAGOGUES EVERY WEEK ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 14:42 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 14:49 THAT THE LAW WILL GO FORTH FROM JUDAH
  • 14:54 AND THE WORD OF THE LORD WILL GO FORTH FROM ZION,
  • 14:58 FROM JUDAH AS WELL.
  • 15:00 WHAT A STORY!
  • 15:01 ISAIAH SAW IT IN HIS DAY AND TOLD IT IN HIS WAY AND EZEKIEL SAW IT AS WELL.
  • 15:08 BUT BEFORE EZEKIEL SAW THE GOOD NEWS EZEKIEL SAW BAD NEWS.
  • 15:15 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 15:16 BECAUSE EZEKIEL BEGAN AS A REFUGEE.
  • 15:20 HE WAS EXILED, HE WAS A DISPLACED PERSON AND IF YOU'VE EVER EXPERIENCED DIVORCE
  • 15:27 AND YOU'VE LOOKED AT THE WORLD WITH UNCERTAINTY,
  • 15:29 IF YOU'VE LOST A JOB, YOU'VE LOOKED AT THE WORLD WITH UNCERTAINTY,
  • 15:33 IF YOU'VE LOST LIMB YOU'VE LOST HEALTH AND YOU'VE LOOKED AT THE WORLD WITH UNCERTAINTY,
  • 15:39 THEN YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE IN DESPAIR.
  • 15:42 EZEKIEL IN HIS OWN WAY WAS THERE, HE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM JUDAH, WITH SOME 10,000 OTHERS,
  • 15:49 DISPLACED TAKEN OFF INTO CAPTIVITY.
  • 15:51 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 15:53 BECAUSE FOR A LENGTHY SEASON, JUDAH WAS SINNING.
  • 15:58 JUDAH HAD TURNED THEIR BACK FROM GOD AND PROPHETS CAME TO TELL THEM TO MEND THEIR WAYS,
  • 16:05 BUT THE PEOPLE WOULDN'T HEAR IT.
  • 16:07 THE NET RESULT IS THAT JUDGEMENT WAS DECREED.
  • 16:10 AND SO EZEKIEL WAS SWEPT UP IN FORCES BEYOND HIS CONTROL.
  • 16:16 TAKEN OFF INTO JUDGMENT.
  • 16:18 BUT THERE HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM JUDAH,
  • 16:23 THOUGH HE WAS AWAY FROM GOD'S LAND HE WASN'T AWAY FROM GOD AND GOD WASN'T AWAY FROM HIM.
  • 16:30 AND WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 16:32 BECAUSE HE SAYS THAT.
  • 16:33 IN EZEKIEL CHAPTER 1, VERSE 1:
  • 16:46 HE SAW VISIONS OF GOD.
  • 16:48 GOD'S HAND WAS ON HIS LIFE AND GOD TOOK HIM PLACES,
  • 16:52 HE CAUSED HIM TO SEE THINGS AND KNOW THINGS THAT WERE HIDDEN FROM HUMAN'S EYES.
  • 16:57 AND HENCE EZEKIEL WAS A PROPHET, A GREAT PROPHET.
  • 17:04 HE DIDN'T JUST SPEAK TO HIS GENERATION, HE SPOKE TO OURS.
  • 17:10 AND WHEN WE SPEAK OF EZEKIEL AND THE MID EAST PIECE PROCESS,
  • 17:16 AND IF WE ASK THE QUESTION OF EZEKIEL WHAT PIECES ARE TO BE PUT IN PLACE
  • 17:23 IN ADVANCE OF GOD'S TAKING HOLD OF THIS PLACE, PLANET EARTH?
  • 17:29 EZEKIEL TELLS US EXPLICITLY, IMPORTANTLY ISRAEL IS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATIONSTATE.
  • 17:38 HE TELLS US THAT NATIONS ROUND ABOUT, HOWEVER, ARE HELLBENT ON ISRAEL'S DEMISE.
  • 17:46 EZEKIEL SPEAKS PROPHETIC WORDS INVECTIVE AGAINST PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT.
  • 17:53 HE SPEAKS OF AMMON, MOAB, AND EDOM,
  • 17:58 WHICH WOULD BE MODERN JORDAN DOWN IN SAUDIA ARABIA TO THE TIP.
  • 18:02 HE SPEAKS OF GAZA, PHILISTIA WHICH WOULD BE THE GAZA STRIP OF TODAY.
  • 18:06 HE SPEAKS OF TYRE AND SIDON THIS WOULD BE IN MODERN LEBANON.
  • 18:11 HE SURVEYS THE NATION ROUND ABOUT AND HE SAY'S JUDGMENT.
  • 18:15 HE SPEAKS OF (HEBREW) TO THE WEST AND SAYS JUDGMENT.
  • 18:19 HE TALKS OF PERSIA, MODERN IRAN TO THE EAST AND HE SAYS JUDGMENT.
  • 18:26 THE PROPHET SAYS ISRAEL IS RECONSTITUTED AS A NATIONSTATE
  • 18:31 AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL OF THAT HE GIVES VOICE TO POWERS ROUND ABOUT
  • 18:37 MOBILIZING THEIR ENERGIES
  • 18:39 BENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NATIONSTATE OF ISRAEL THAT'S RECONSTITUTED.
  • 18:46 AND FRIENDS THAT'S A STORY NOT JUST FROM HIS DAY, BUT THAT'S A STORY FOR OUR OWN.
  • 18:53 AND IN AS MUCH AS EZEKIEL SAW A BAD MOON RISING FROM THE NORTH
  • 18:59 AND IN AS MUCH AS IN CAHOOTS WITH THAT HE SEES MONUMENTAL FORCES FROM THE EAST,
  • 19:06 FROM PERSIA.
  • 19:07 OH FRIENDS WE CAN SEE THIS AS A RUSSIAN AND IRANIAN CONFEDERACY.
  • 19:13 AND THESE COURSES ARE BROUGHT INTO THE REGION FOR A CLIMACTIC BATTLE.
  • 19:19 SO MUCH FOR THE BAD NEWS AND NOW FOR THE GOOD.
  • 19:24 GOD WINS.
  • 19:28 AND HE WINS BIG IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE WORLD MIGHT KNOW HIM.
  • 19:35 AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE KNOWING HERE IN JERUSALEM THE TEMPLE IS REBUILT
  • 19:40 AND FROM THAT TEMPLE GOD'S WORD, HIS WILL, AND HIS WAYS ARE MADE KNOWN,
  • 19:46 FINALLY AND FULLY ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 19:50 REGARDING THAT REBUILT TEMPLE WE'RE TOLD IN CHAPTER 47, VERSE 1:
  • 19:58 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 20:03 AND HE BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE DOOR OF THE HOUSE.
  • 20:08 THIS VISIONARY, THIS PROPHET IN THE SPIRIT IS TAKEN TO YERUSHALAYIM, TO JERUSALEM,
  • 20:16 TO THE TEMPLE AND HE'S BROUGHT TO THE HOUSE.
  • 20:18 AND WHAT DOES HE SEE?
  • 20:20 WELL JEWS SAY (SPEAKING HEBREW) AND A GREAT MIRACLE HAPPENED THERE.
  • 20:25 WHAT DOES HE SEE?
  • 20:26 HE SEES (HEBREW) HE SEES WATERS SPRINGING FORTH.
  • 20:31 THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE IS ENVISIONED AS A GUSHER,
  • 20:34 WATERS ARE COMING OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THEIR SPREADING TO THE EAST
  • 20:38 AND THEY'RE FLOWING DOWN THE ARID, DRY, LIFELESS JUDEAN HILLS MAKING IT GREEN, LUSH, VERDANT.
  • 20:48 THOSE HEALING WATERS MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN TO THE DEAD SEA
  • 20:52 AND THE DEAD SEA BECOMES THE ONCE DEAD SEA.
  • 20:56 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 20:58 BECAUSE IN THE REJUVENATION GOD MAKES THINGS DEAD TO LIVE.
  • 21:03 IT'S A STORY, EZEKIEL TOLD IT HIS WAY, IT'S A STORY THAT SEEMS TO BE UNFOLDING IN OUR DAY
  • 21:11 AND WE'LL LOOK AT THAT STORY SOME MORE AS WE LOOK AT
  • 21:13 EZEKIEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST PIECE PROCESS.
  • 21:22 MUSIC
  • 22:29 WELL THE MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL, WASN'T IT?
  • 22:32 AND THE STORY OF EZEKIEL IS MOVING, ISN'T IT?
  • 22:36 AND WHAT DO WE LEARN WHEN WE CONSIDER THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE?
  • 22:40 EZEKIEL WAS A FELLOW WHO WAS A REFUGEE.
  • 22:44 HE WAS IN A REFUGEE CAMP, DISPIRITED WAS HE ALONG WITH THE OTHERS
  • 22:49 THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM JUDEA AT A TIME WHEN THE WORLD WENT BAD.
  • 22:54 AND THERE THEY WERE IN DESPAIR.
  • 22:57 THEY HAD REAPED A HARVEST, THEY HAD SOWN INIQUITY, AND THEY REAPED IT.
  • 23:04 AND OFF THEY WENT.
  • 23:06 AND AS FAR AS JERUSALEM GOES, DOWN SHE WENT.
  • 23:10 JUDGMENT WAS METED OUT.
  • 23:12 THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED.
  • 23:15 PEOPLE WERE BESTED WITH DESPAIR, DECAY AND DISORIENTATION.
  • 23:20 THE FORTUNATE ONES THAT IS, MOST DIED.
  • 23:24 BUT THE STEDFAST LOVE OF THE LORD NEVER CEASES
  • 23:28 AND IN EZEKIEL WE LEARNED HOW GOD FULLY INTENDS TO RESTORE HIS PEOPLE.
  • 23:34 IN EZEKIEL WE LEARNED AS WELL THAT GOD HAS A DAY ON THE CALENDAR
  • 23:39 TO BRING JUDGEMENT TO BEAR AGAINST THOSE GIVEN TO BESTING JUDAH.
  • 23:45 AND SO WE SEE JUDGMENT METED OUT AGAINST THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT JUDAH.
  • 23:50 AND NOT ONLY THOSE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY,
  • 23:53 BUT EZEKIEL TELLS US AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF TIME FORCES MARSHALED FROM THE NORTH,
  • 24:00 WHICH LOOK A LOT LIKE THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AND FORCES MARSHALED FROM PERSIA
  • 24:06 WHICH SMELLS A WHOLE LOT LIKE IRAN, THEY COLLIDE, THEY COMBINE
  • 24:10 AND BRING FORCES TO BEAR IN JUDAH FOR A CLIMACTIC BATTLE.
  • 24:16 WE LEARN IN EZEKIEL, HOWEVER, THAT GOD SHOWS UP AND PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO OWN UP FOR THEIR SINS.
  • 24:22 AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE SEE GOD COMING AND RESCUING HIS VANQUISHED PEOPLE.
  • 24:28 AND THEN WE SEE A WORLD RESTORED.
  • 24:31 GOOD NEWS INDEED.
  • 24:32 HOPE FOR MODERN MAN AS THE MESSIAH COMES A 2ND TIME.
  • 24:37 HE MAKES HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA
  • 24:42 AND GET'S BACK A WORLD GONE BAD SINCE EDEN.
  • 24:45 WHAT A STORY ISN'T IT?
  • 24:46 IT'S A GREAT STORY.
  • 24:47 SO THEY SHALL THAT I AM THEIR LORD.
  • 24:51 65 TIMES GOD SAYS THIS IN EZEKIEL,
  • 24:54 "SO THEY SHALL KNOW THAT I AM LORD."
  • 24:57 NOT ONLY DOES ISRAEL KNOW THEIR LORD,
  • 24:59 BUT THAT THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT KNOW WHO GOD IS.
  • 25:02 IT'S FASCINATING THAT GOD MANIFESTS HIS WAYS AT THE END OF DAYS
  • 25:06 THROUGH WHAT HE DOES WITH ISRAEL.
  • 25:09 ALWAYS.
  • 25:09 ISRAEL IS THE TIMECLOCK.
  • 25:11 ISRAEL IS THE PROPHECY TIMECLOCK FOR ME.
  • 25:13 ALWAYS HAS BEEN,
  • 25:15 PROBABLY WILL ALWAYS BE THE TIMECLOCK.
  • 25:16 BUT EZEKIEL, I THINK, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL
  • 25:19 BEING EZEKIEL KNOWING THAT GOD
  • 25:22 HAS PROPHESIED THROUGH YOU
  • 25:23 AND HERE YOU'RE HAVING TO DELIVER BAD NEWS,
  • 25:26 BUT THEN YOU ALSO DELIVER THE GOOD NEWS?
  • 25:28 I THINK THAT IS ENCOURAGING FOR ALL OF US.
  • 25:30 I THINK THE DRY BONES VISION
  • 25:32 FOR ME STANDS OUT IN MY MIND MORE THAN ANYTHING,
  • 25:35 I GUESS BECAUSE I'M A VISUAL LEARNER.
  • 25:37 SO I LIKE TO SEE THAT VISUAL OF ISRAEL STANDING UP,
  • 25:41 THEN I THINK ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
  • 25:43 AND HOW THEY'VE REALLY COME OUT OF THE ASHES,
  • 25:46 HOW THOSE BONES WERE THERE.
  • 25:49 AND NOW THEY ARE A NATION.
  • 25:50 BEN GURION,
  • 25:51 TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL BEING A STATE.
  • 25:53 THEY HAVE COME FROM NOTHING.
  • 25:56 DOWN IN THE ASHES AND BACK UP.
  • 25:58 YES MY MOTHER WAS SMUGGLED OUT OF NAZZI GERMANY
  • 26:00 AND I'M OF THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 26:02 ALL OF US JEWS ARE OF THAT ILK.
  • 26:04 WE'VE ALL BEEN SO AFFECTED.
  • 26:06 AND WE'VE LEARNED AS WELL OF ABOUT A GOOD GOD WHO REDEEMS
  • 26:10 WHAT THE DEVIL WAS MINDED TO DESTROY.
  • 26:12 AND YOU CAN BELIEVE WHAT THIS BOOK SAYS.
  • 26:14 GOD DID EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO AND HE DID IT.
  • 26:18 YES AND AT THE RISK OF BEING REDUNDANT
  • 26:21 IF YOU'VE FOLLOWED US IN THIS SERIES YOU'VE HEARD ME TO BREAK AWAY
  • 26:24 AND SAY THAT WHAT GOD DOES FOR JEWS HE WANTS TO DO FOR ALL OF YOUS.
  • 26:29 THERE'S A PLAN ON THE TABLE TO RESTORE YOU AND BRING YOU BACK TO LIFE.
  • 26:34 THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS SERIES.
  • 26:36 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 26:37 SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 26:39 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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