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Episode: “A Burdensome Stone”

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  • 00:17 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED,
  • 00:24 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:39 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 00:42 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:44 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 00:46 AND I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:50 SOMETIME BACK A YOUNG GUY CAME UP TO ME AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:53 "MAN, YOU KNOW I REALLY DIG ISRAEL."
  • 00:56 WELL SO DOES THIS NEXT GUEST COMING UP, GABBI BARKAY.
  • 01:01 DR. BARKAY IS A HEAD ARCHEOLOGIST IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:06 BARKAY IS EXPERT IN THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 01:11 WHERE HE IS THE GUY THAT OVERSEES THE ONLY OFFICIAL EXCAVATION OF RUINS THERE.
  • 01:17 OH IT'S A PLEASURE TO TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T GO
  • 01:21 AND TO HEAR PEOPLE YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T HEAR.
  • 01:24 GET READY FOR THIS...
  • 01:26 DR. GABBI BARKAY IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:32 I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH ONE OF THE CRIMES OF THE CENTURY...FLAGRANT DECEIT.
  • 01:39 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 01:41 OR WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND WHAT YOU'RE SORTING THROUGH HERE.
  • 01:43 CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT TO US PLEASE?
  • 01:45 YES, THE TEMPLE PASSED EXTREME CHANGES SINCE THE NINETIES.
  • 01:52 THERE WAS A STATUS QUO WHICH WAS PREVAILING UPON THE TEMPLE MOUNT FOR CENTURIES...
  • 01:57 ALL THAT WAS BROKEN IN THE NINETIES
  • 02:00 WITH THE VERY STRANGE OSLO ACCORDS.
  • 02:06 WHEN THERE WERE RUMORS ORIGINATING FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • 02:13 ABOUT THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT OF THE NEAR EAST.
  • 02:19 THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM IS THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 02:23 SO THE IDEA WAS BASICALLY
  • 02:28 THAT THERE WILL BE A SPLIT SOVEREIGNTY UPON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 02:31 IN THE FUTURE TO COME...AGREEMENT.
  • 02:34 AND THEN THE WAQFA AUTHORITIES,
  • 02:38 OR THE ISLAMIC TRUST,
  • 02:40 BEGAN LIKE MAD TO PENETRATE ALL THOSE SUBTERRANEAN UNITS
  • 02:45 WHICH EXIST UPON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 02:47 THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS HONEYCOMBED
  • 02:49 WITH MORE THAN 50 CAVITIES,
  • 02:52 PASSAGEWAYS, CISTERNS, AND SUBTERRANEAN UNITS.
  • 02:56 THIS WORK WAS ACCOMPANIED ALSO BY INTENSIVE DIGGING
  • 03:02 AND CHANGING OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE.
  • 03:06 INSTEAD OF TWO MAJOR ISLAMIC BUILDINGS
  • 03:09 WHICH STOOD THERE FOR CENTURIES,
  • 03:11 THE DOME OF THE ROCK, AND THE AL AQSA MOSQUE,
  • 03:14 IN 1998 WE ARE WITNESSING THE EXISTENCE
  • 03:18 OF FOUR MAJOR ISLAMIC STRUCTURES...
  • 03:21 A GIGANTIC SUBTERRANEAN MOSQUE
  • 03:24 BY THE NAME OF AL-MUSALLA AND MARWANI
  • 03:26 BUILT INTO THE SO CALLED "SOLOMON STABLES"
  • 03:30 WHICH IS NEITHER SOLOMON'S NOR STABLES,
  • 03:33 OTHERWISE THE NAME IS OKAY. >>(JEFF LAUGHING)
  • 03:38 THE BUILDING OF THAT MOSQUE HAS ROOM FOR MORE THAN 10,000 WORSHIPPERS.
  • 03:46 IT IS THE LARGEST MOSQUE IN THE HISTORY OF PALESTINE
  • 03:50 AND ALL THIS WAS MADE ILLICITLY IN THE NINETIES.
  • 03:55 IN 1999 THERE WAS A GIGANTIC PIT DUG
  • 03:59 TO A DEPTH OF 12 METERS TO A LENGTH OF 40 METERS
  • 04:04 IN FRONT OF THAT MOSQUE.
  • 04:06 THEY DUG THAT PIT AND PENETRATED INTO ANCIENT LAYERS OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 04:11 IN THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE WAY EMPLOYING BULLDOZERS
  • 04:16 AND THEY REMOVED FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 04:18 APPROXIMATELY 400 TRUCK LOADS OF EARTH
  • 04:22 SATURATED WITH ARCHEOLOGICAL MATERIAL
  • 04:25 WHICH WAS DUMPED MOST OF IT IN THE KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 04:29 ALL THAT BROUGHT US TO THIS PROJECT.
  • 04:34 WE SIFT THROUGH THE EARTH WHICH WAS REMOVED FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 04:39 IT IS A TRAGEDY.
  • 04:40 IT IS A BARBARIC ACT.
  • 04:44 HERE WE HAVE THE CORNERSTONES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
  • 04:48 THE TEMPLE MOUNT APPEARS MORE THAN TWENTY TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT ALONE.
  • 04:52 THIS IS SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T SHAKE THE WORLD...WHY?
  • 04:58 BECAUSE IT IS POLITICALLY INVOLVED...WHY?
  • 05:02 BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS OVER EXAGGERATED BY ONE PARTY.
  • 05:09 I THINK THAT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF CULTURE HERITAGE
  • 05:12 THIS IS A BRUTAL DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE.
  • 05:17 IT IS PART OF WHAT I WOULD CALL A "CULTURAL INTIFADA".
  • 05:24 (Jeff speaking) THIS PILE OF RUBBLE RESCUED FROM THE KIDRON VALLEY
  • 05:26 IS BUT A SMALL PART OF THE IMMENSE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL TAKEN FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 05:31 DR. BARKAY'S TEAM PATIENTLY SIFT THROUGH THE REMAINS.
  • 05:35 THOUSANDS OF OBJECTS HAVE BEEN FOUND COVERING ALL PERIODS OF HISTORY ON THE MOUNT.
  • 05:41 VERY INTERESTINGLY IN THE 1920'S AND 1930'S
  • 05:46 THE WAQFA AUTHORITIES, THE TEMPLE MOUNT ISLAMIC TRUST,
  • 05:51 ISSUED A BOOKLET FOR VISITORS WHICH SAYS THAT BEYOND ANY DOUBT
  • 05:57 THE TEMPLE MOUNT OR THE NOBLE SANCTUARY AS THEY CALL IT
  • 06:01 IS THE PLACE OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE.
  • 06:03 IT IS BEYOND ANY DOUBT,
  • 06:05 IT IS STATED THERE.
  • 06:06 JERUSALEM WAS CALLED BY THE ARABS "CITY OF THE TEMPLE".
  • 06:11 RIGHT
  • 06:13 AND IT WAS CALLED BY THE ARABS
  • 06:16 "THE PLACE OF SOLOMON'S TEMPLE".
  • 06:18 AND THERE ARE MANY REFERENCES IN EARLY ISLAMIC LITERATURE
  • 06:22 TO THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 06:24 SUDDENLY FROM THE 1990'S WE HAVE A TEMPLE DENIAL.
  • 06:28 I'LL TELL YOU IT IS SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS.
  • 06:32 THIS IS USING ANCIENT HISTORY AS A POLITICAL TOOL.
  • 06:39 I THINK THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN.
  • 06:44 WE CALL IT THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 06:47 BUT WE COULD JUST AS EASILY CALL IT "THE TENSION MOUNT".
  • 06:52 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 06:54 BECAUSE TENSION SURELY "MOUNTS" IN AND AROUND JERUSALEM IN THESE PROPHETIC TIMES.
  • 07:05 JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY NOW WE HEAR ABOUT NEWS IN EAST JERUSALEM.
  • 07:10 DAVID DOLAN OUR MAN IN JERUSALEM...
  • 07:13 HE'S A REPORTER ON THE GROUND FOR US.
  • 07:16 HE USED TO WORK FOR CBS AND OTHERS AND NOW HE HELPS US
  • 07:20 BY TAKING US TO PLACES AND TAKES US TO STORIES IN AND AROUND JERUSALEM.
  • 07:25 OFF WE GO NOW TO DAVID AT NOF ZION IN EAST JERUSALEM.
  • 07:33 THE NAME OF THIS NEW JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOF ZION
  • 07:36 WHICH MEANS IN HEBREW "A VIEW OF ZION"
  • 07:38 AND INDEED YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME
  • 07:40 IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF MOUNT ZION AND THE OLD CITY.
  • 07:44 AND ONE OF THE CENTERPIECES OF THAT IS THE HURVA SYNAGOGUE.
  • 07:47 THIS IS A REBUILT SYNAGOGUE.
  • 07:50 IT WAS JERUSALEM'S BIGGEST SYNAGOGUE FOR MANY, MANY DECADES
  • 07:53 DESTROYED BY THE JORDANIANS IN 1948 AND THEN REBUILT BY ISRAEL ONLY RECENTLY.
  • 07:59 PART OF THE REASON THAT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS SO CONTROVERSIAL
  • 08:03 IS IT WILL BE MAINLY ORTHODOX JEWS THAT LIVE HERE
  • 08:07 AND THESE CONSTRUCTION ITEMS YOU SEE ARE MEANT TO BUILD THE FIRST OF TWO SYNAGOGUES HERE.
  • 08:14 RECENTLY THERE WAS A DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR THIS
  • 08:17 AND THERE WERE PROTESTS FROM SOME OF THE ARABS
  • 08:19 THAT LIVE IN THESE HOMES THAT YOU CAN SEE RIGHT ABOVE THIS JEWISH DEVELOPMENT.
  • 08:24 THIS IS THE EDGE OF THE ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD OF JABL MUKABER.
  • 08:29 AND THE AMERICANS HAVE ALSO PROTESTED THE BUILDING OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.
  • 08:33 THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT...
  • 08:34 BELIEVING MAYBE THIS IS PART OF A GRAND PLAN
  • 08:36 TO JOIN THE WESTERN PART OF JERUSALEM TO THE JEWISH SUBURB OF MA'ALE ADUMIM
  • 08:43 IN THE EASTERN JUDEAN DESERT
  • 08:45 WITH A RING OF JEWISH HOMES GOING RIGHT AROUND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF JERUSALEM.
  • 08:52 THEY SAY THAT THIS WILL EFFECTIVELY CUT THE WEST BANK, JUDEA AND SAMARIA INTO
  • 08:57 AND PREVENT A CONTIGUOUS PALESTINIAN STATE FROM BEING FORMED.
  • 09:02 BUT THE JEWISH RESIDENTS HERE POINT OUT THAT THIS IS JEWISH OWNED LAND,
  • 09:05 IT HAS BEEN FOR SOME TIME
  • 09:07 AND THAT OF COURSE THIS IS THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM,
  • 09:11 THIS IS THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 09:12 THIS HAS BEEN SACRED JEWISH LAND FOR MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY CENTURIES,
  • 09:17 IN FACT, 3 MILLENNIA,
  • 09:19 AND THEY BELIEVE VERY MUCH THAT THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO BE LIVING HERE.
  • 09:22 THE ARABS DON'T AGREE AND SO WE CAN EXPECT SOME MORE TROUBLE AHEAD.
  • 09:29 (Jeff talking) DAVID TALKED TO ONE OF THE RESIDENTS OF NOF ZION
  • 09:32 AND ASKED HIM IF HE THOUGHT THERE COULD BE A PEACEFUL SOLUTION.
  • 09:37 I'M QUITE SURE BECAUSE THE MINUTE THAT WE'LL UNDERSTAND
  • 09:40 THAT WE ARE HERE FOR LAST
  • 09:43 AND WE ARE NOT HERE TO MOVE ANY OTHER PLACE...
  • 09:46 OR WE ARE NOT GOING TO SWIM BACK TO EUROPE,
  • 09:49 THAT WE'LL GO FOR PEACE.
  • 09:54 (David) WELL IT CERTAINLY LOOKS TO ME
  • 09:55 LIKE IT'S WITHIN PROXIMITY OF THE HOLIEST PLACE FOR JUDAISM,
  • 09:59 THE TEMPLE MOUNT;
  • 10:00 IT'S JUST UP THE HILL HERE.
  • 10:02 TEMPLE MOUNT IN THE GULF,
  • 10:05 ISRAELI JEWISH WAR
  • 10:08 AND ALSO FOR THE CHRISTIAN AND WORLDWIDE...
  • 10:11 YOU KNOW IN THE TALMUD WE SAY THAT THE LIFE OF THE NATION COMING FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 10:22 AND IT'S COMING FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 10:24 SO YOU HAVE A SOURCE OF LIVING THAT'S COMING FROM THERE.
  • 10:28 SO IF YOU TRY TO PUSH US FROM EXERCISING OUR RIGHTS HERE
  • 10:34 THEN ALL THE OTHER NATIONS ALSO WILL SUFFER.
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  • 11:06 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 11:09 I'VE HAD A BLAST
  • 11:10 THE BIGGEST THING THAT I REALLY HAVE TO SAY
  • 11:11 IS THAT I'VE GOTTEN MY MONEY'S WORTH ALREADY
  • 11:13 AND WE'RE ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE TRIP.
  • 11:15 IT'S JUST BEEN UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH WE'VE SEEN,
  • 11:17 INCREDIBLY PROFESSIONAL,
  • 11:19 REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT.
  • 11:20 EVERY WHERE WE GET YOU CAN TELL
  • 11:21 THAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE WERE COMING.
  • 11:23 IT'S REALLY NICE TO BE SO WELL TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 11:25 I HAVE FELT SO SAFE HERE.
  • 11:27 I FEEL SAFER HERE THAN I DO IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 11:29 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO COME HERE.
  • 11:32 YOU'LL LOVE IT
  • 11:33 I PROMISE.
  • 11:39 ISRAEL...
  • 11:41 IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK
  • 11:44 WHY NOT TAKE A PEEK WITH ME?
  • 11:47 AND CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 11:49 AND GET THAT BALL ROLLING.
  • 11:51 IT SEEMS THESE DAYS I'M EITHER GOING TO ISRAEL OR COMING FROM ISRAEL.
  • 11:55 I'M IN AND OUT AND I LOVE IT.
  • 11:58 BEYOND THE LAND ITSELF
  • 12:00 I ALWAYS LOVE TO GO WITH PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK.
  • 12:04 IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE A BOOK
  • 12:06 THE OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM IS "SATAN IN THE SANCTUARY"
  • 12:11 WRITTEN BY THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT AND DR. TOM MCCALL.
  • 12:16 THIS BOOK WORKS WELL WITH THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 12:21 BUT BEYOND THE TELEVISION PROGRAM
  • 12:23 IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THE DEVIL'S PROGRAM TO GET HIS ARMS AROUND PLANET EARTH
  • 12:28 AND IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT BIBLE PROPHECY...
  • 12:31 "SATAN IN THE SANCTUARY".
  • 12:34 SEEMS THAT NEWS IS BREAKING THESE DAYS
  • 12:36 AND WE HAVE A MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
  • 12:40 IT IS YOURS FOR THE ASKING
  • 12:42 BUT YOU GOTTA ASK.
  • 12:44 1-800-WONDERS
  • 12:47 IS THE NUMBER TO CALL
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  • 12:51 WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 12:56 WE HAVE A MAGAZINE
  • 12:57 WE WANT TO SEND IT TO YOU.
  • 12:59 AND AS JESUS SAID
  • 13:00 "ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE".
  • 13:04 IF YOU LIKE WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
  • 13:06 AND WANT TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END
  • 13:08 WE HAVE SOCIAL NETWORK CONTACTS
  • 13:09 THROUGH MYSPACE, TWITTER, FACE BOOK, YOUTUBE...
  • 13:16 ZOLA LEVITT...
  • 13:20 LOOK IT UP.
  • 13:23 SPEAKING ABOUT LOOKING UP...
  • 13:25 LIFT UP YOUR HEADS AND YOUR HEARTS NOW.
  • 13:27 LANCE LAMBERT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST IN THE INDUSTRY.
  • 13:32 A CHRISTIAN WITH A DEEP LOVE FOR THE LORD...A BRITISH FELLOW.
  • 13:37 FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS.
  • 13:39 HE'S COMING TO US NOW FROM JERUSALEM WHERE DAVID DOLAN SAT DOWN WITH HIM AND HAD A TALK.
  • 13:48 I REMEMBER VERY WELL WHEN I WAS...
  • 13:51 I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 14 OR 15...
  • 13:55 I REMEMBER ALLEN REDPATH GETTING VERY STEAMED UP ONE SUNDAY MORNING
  • 14:02 GRIPPING THE SIDES OF THE PULPIT AND SAYING,
  • 14:04 "AS SURE AS I STAND HERE"
  • 14:06 "GOD WILL JUDGE THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE BRITISH ISLES"
  • 14:12 "FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE."
  • 14:15 HE SAID, "AT THIS VERY TIME THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IS BOMBING SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST..."
  • 14:21 "AND THE ROYAL NAVY IS SHELLING THEM AND RAMMING THEIR SHIPS."
  • 14:26 HE SAID, "AND THEN THEY'RE TAKEN EITHER INTO CYPRUS OR INTO MAURITIUS."
  • 14:32 AND HE SAID, "THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THERE WILL BE NO EMPIRE"
  • 14:37 "AND BRITAIN WILL BE AN OFFSHORE ISLAND OF EUROPE."
  • 14:44 AND I REMEMBER SOME PEOPLE GETTING UP AND WALKING OUT
  • 14:49 AND I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE...
  • 14:51 I WAS ONLY A KID...
  • 14:52 I THOUGHT OH THEY'VE GOT LUNCHEON APPOINTMENTS,
  • 14:54 THE PASTOR IS GOING ON RATHER LATE AND SO THEY'RE OFF TO THEIR LUNCHEON APPOINTMENTS.
  • 14:59 ACTUAL FACT I LEARNED LATER THAT THEY WERE PATRIOTS
  • 15:05 WHO WERE HORRIFIED THAT THE PASTOR COULD SAY SUCH A THING
  • 15:09 ABOUT THE GREAT BRITISH EMPIRE UPON WHICH THE SUN NEVER SET.
  • 15:14 BUT THE SUN DID SET ON IT.
  • 15:16 AND IT SET ON IT EXACTLY THE TIME THAT ISRAEL BECAME A STATE IN 1948.
  • 15:24 THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE DISILLUSION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.
  • 15:28 I HAVE SAID AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS
  • 15:31 THAT AMERICA IS HEADING EXACTLY FOR THE SAME SITUATION.
  • 15:37 WELL LANCE THAT'S A VERY STRONG STATEMENT.
  • 15:40 IT MIGHT BE SHAKING SOME OF THE VIEWERS IN AMERICAN RIGHT NOW.
  • 15:44 HOW CLOSE DO YOU THINK WE MIGHT BE TO SUCH AN UNLEASHING OF JUDGMENT? >>VERY, VERY CLOSE...
  • 15:49 VERY CLOSE INDEED.
  • 15:52 I PERSONALLY BELIEVE
  • 15:54 AND I SAY THIS VERY CAREFULLY...
  • 15:56 THAT THE BLAME FOR THIS SITUATION
  • 15:59 LIES AT THE DOOR OF THE CHURCH IN AMERICA.
  • 16:07 HOW SO?
  • 16:09 SHE HAS BEEN MORE INTERESTED IN WALL TO WALL CARPETING,
  • 16:12 MINISTERS OF EDUCATION,
  • 16:14 MINISTERS OF YOUTH,
  • 16:15 MINISTERS OF OLD AGE,
  • 16:16 MINISTERS OF EVERYTHING...
  • 16:18 WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT...
  • 16:20 MARVELOUS CHOIRS...
  • 16:22 GREAT MUSIC...
  • 16:23 THEY HAVE ORGANS, PIANOS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
  • 16:26 AND HAS NOT UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE NATION IN WHICH THEY'RE FOUND.
  • 16:35 THE CHURCH ON THE WHOLE WITH GLORIOUS EXCEPTIONS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA,
  • 16:44 BOTH UNITED AND CANADA
  • 16:46 HAS BEEN ASLEEP.
  • 16:49 IT'S TRUE THAT A NUMBER OF EVANGELICAL LEADERS WENT TO MR. BUSH TO WARN HIM
  • 16:58 BUT BY AND LARGE THE CHURCH HAS BEEN ASLEEP
  • 17:02 BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD NEVER FALL,
  • 17:06 WOULD NEVER COLLAPSE
  • 17:08 AND THAT'S AN IMPOSSIBILITY
  • 17:10 JUST LIKE PEOPLE THOUGHT BRITAIN COULD NEVER COLLAPSE...
  • 17:13 IT'S AN IMPOSSIBILITY.
  • 17:15 IT SEEMS SO.
  • 17:16 ALSO AT THE TIME...
  • 17:17 A MAJOR EMPIRE.
  • 17:18 YES AND LOOK AT THE AMERICAN DOLLAR...
  • 17:22 IT'S VIRTUALLY LOSING ITS VALUE.
  • 17:25 WE REALLY FEEL IT OVER HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 17:27 ABSOLUTELY WE DO.
  • 17:29 NOW THERE IS REAL TALK AS TO WHETHER TO CHANGE THE DOLLAR TO ANOTHER CURRENCY...
  • 17:36 I MEAN THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE...
  • 17:38 THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR.
  • 17:42 AND MIGHT JUST ADD TO THIS THAT JERUSALEM IS THE BOTTOM LINE IN THIS WHOLE CONFLICT.
  • 17:50 THE REAL CONFLICT IN BATTLE IS OVER JERUSALEM
  • 17:57 INDEED I CAN BE MORE SPECIFIC...
  • 18:02 IT IS OVER ONE SQUARE MILE...
  • 18:05 IT IS THE TEMPLE MOUNT WHERE THE HOUSE OF THE LORD RUNS THROUGH IT...
  • 18:11 THAT IS THE KEY TO THIS CONFLICT.
  • 18:14 THERE WILL BE NO PEACE
  • 18:16 BECAUSE THE PALESTINIANS AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD INSISTS ON HAVING JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 18:26 AND ISRAEL FINDS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO LET GO OF JERUSALEM.
  • 18:32 AFTER ALL THE WORD JERUSALEM DOESN'T OCCUR ONCE IN THE KORAN.
  • 18:39 AND YET IT IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE...
  • 18:41 ONCE OR TWICE.
  • 18:42 WELL IT'S MENTIONED... OH SOME 600 TIMES IN THE BIBLE BOTH OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 18:49 AND I THINK THIS BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM IS REALLY THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE WHOLE CONFLICT,
  • 19:00 THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A POLITICAL CONFLICT
  • 19:04 IT IS A THEOLOGICAL
  • 19:06 IF I MAY PUT IT THAT WAY.
  • 19:08 AND A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT IS AHMADINEJAD IN IRAN.
  • 19:13 HE BELIEVES THE ISLAMIC MESSIAH IS COMING AND THEREFORE THEY CAN CAUSE MAYHEM IN THE WORLD
  • 19:26 BECAUSE THE KORAN SAYS HE WILL COME AT SUCH A TIME.
  • 19:34 THERE ARE THINGS THAT I THINK ABOUT
  • 19:36 AND THERE ARE THINGS THAT I DON'T JUST THINK ABOUT BUT I FEEL ABOUT.
  • 19:40 IF THAT'S EVEN THE RIGHT WAY TO SAY IT...
  • 19:42 THINGS THAT TOUCH ME DEEPLY
  • 19:46 AND WHEN I THINK TODAY OF THE RISE OF JEW HATRED
  • 19:50 AND THE UNREASONABLENESS OF IT ALL
  • 19:53 IT TOUCHES ME DEEPLY... SOULISHLY.
  • 19:58 WHEN I THINK OF THE INSANITY OF IT ALL
  • 20:01 KNOWING AS I DO THE JEWS ARE A GOOD PEOPLE AS FAR AS A PEOPLE GO.
  • 20:07 AND I KNOW ISRAEL IS A GREAT COUNTRY AS FAR AS COUNTRIES GO.
  • 20:13 ETHICAL...MORAL...FULL OF VALUE AND VIRTUE.
  • 20:18 KNOWING THAT AS I DO,
  • 20:19 KNOWING THE PEOPLE AND THE LAND AS I DO
  • 20:22 I'M STRUCK BY THE MADNESS THAT SEEMS TO BE PREVAILING IN THE CURRENT ECONOMY...
  • 20:28 A WORLD THAT SEEMS TO BE DRIFTING AWAY FROM COMMON SENSE INTO NONSENSE.
  • 20:35 A WORLD OF NON REASON WHERE ONCE AGAIN MUCH AS HITLER RAISED HIS HOARY HEAD IN A BYGONE ERA
  • 20:43 SO IT IS TODAY
  • 20:45 THAT WORLD ATTENTION FOCUSES ON JERUSALEM WITH DISTAIN AND WITH ABANDONMENT.
  • 20:52 IT'S FOR THAT REASON BY THE WAY
  • 20:54 THAT I'M SO VERY THRILLED TO SEE CHRISTIANS COMING HERE IN DROVES.
  • 21:00 THIS IS EXEMPLIFIED ANNUALLY BY THE BIGGEST MAJOR EVENT IN JERUSALEM THE PEOPLE COME TO
  • 21:07 IS SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY
  • 21:12 WHERE THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS COME.
  • 21:16 AND IT MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE NOT JUST IN THE ECONOMY...
  • 21:20 CERTAINLY THE HOTEL OWNERS ARE GLAD TO SELL THE ROOMS
  • 21:23 AND THE RESTAURANTS ARE GLAD TO FILL UP A TABLE,
  • 21:26 BUT THE HEART OF ISRAEL IS TOUCHED BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT
  • 21:31 THAT PEOPLE WANT TO COME HERE AND TOUCH ISRAEL
  • 21:33 AND NOT JUST ON THE ANNUAL FEAST OF TABERNACLES EVENT
  • 21:37 BUT THROUGH THE YEAR OUR MINISTRIES TAKES TOURS,
  • 21:41 OTHER MINISTRIES TAKE TOURS
  • 21:43 AND WE COME AND PILGRIMS COME STILL TO THIS MYSTERIOUS LAND
  • 21:48 AND ARE TOUCHED BY VIRTUE OF THEIR ENCOUNTER
  • 21:51 MUCH AS ISRAELIS THEMSELVES ARE TOUCHED BY YOUR PRESENCE.
  • 21:56 SPEAKING OF PRESENCE,
  • 21:57 IN THE BOOK ZECHARIAH
  • 21:59 THE LORD PROMISES THAT IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY
  • 22:02 HE IS GOING TO MAKE HIS PRESENCE FELT HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 22:07 JUST AT THE TIME WHEN JERUSALEM IS PUSHED TO THE BRINK.
  • 22:12 OH THIS PROPHET SAW THAT ISRAEL WOULD BE RECONSTITUTED IN THE LATTER YEARS
  • 22:16 AND HE SAW JERUSALEM EMERGE AS THE CAPITAL OF THIS PROPHETIC LAND WITH DESTINY ALL OVER IT.
  • 22:24 BUT HE SAW WARS, HE SAW ENEMIES, HE SAW ABANDONMENT IN THE 12TH CHAPTER, HE SAW ANTI-SEMITISM
  • 22:31 AND HE ALSO SAW IN VERSE 8, HE SAYS, "IN THAT DAY THE LORD WILL DEFEND".
  • 22:39 OH WE HASTEN THE DAY WHEN HE DEFENDS "THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM".
  • 22:47 AND HE SAYS THE ONE WHO IS FEEBLE AMONG THEM WILL BE LIKE DAVID.
  • 22:53 "O HASTEN THE DAY LORD."
  • 22:55 AND HE SAYS IN VERSE 9,
  • 22:57 "IT WILL BE ON THAT DAY THAT I WILL SEEK TO DESTROY THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM."
  • 23:06 INASMUCH AS THE DEVIL RAISES UP AN ARMY TO DO HARM
  • 23:10 THE LORD RAISES UP AN INTERCESSORY ARMY TO DO GOOD.
  • 23:15 IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRY'S ARMY,
  • 23:19 AND WE'RE BUT ONE GROUP IN THIS LARGER BATTLE FORMATION HERE,
  • 23:24 YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
  • 23:26 WWW.LEVITT.COM,
  • 23:29 YOU CAN CALL 1-800-WONDERS,
  • 23:33 YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO CONNECT WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WITH US,
  • 23:37 PARTICIPATE IN HOLDING BACK PRAYERFULLY AND CAREFULLY THE FORCES OF DARKNESS.
  • 23:45 THIS IS A LAND WITH DESTINY,
  • 23:47 THESE ARE INTERESTING TIMES
  • 23:49 AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS CALLING A PEOPLE LIKE ME AND LIKE YOU
  • 23:53 AND THAT WE TOGETHER ARE STANDING UP FOR JESUS,
  • 23:56 STANDING UP FOR JEWS,
  • 23:59 STANDING UP FOR THE CAPITAL CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 24:11 (Zola playing the piano)
  • 25:17 IN ALL HONESTY THERE'S JUST SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS ABOUT JERUSALEM,
  • 25:23 ABOUT THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 25:25 THAT KEEPS BECKONING ME THAT WAY.
  • 25:28 AND I'M THERE ALL THE TIME
  • 25:30 AND SO I THINK IF IT WAS JUST NOVELTY IT WOULD HAVE LONG SINCE WORN OFF.
  • 25:35 I WAS THERE 5 TIMES JUST IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS
  • 25:38 AND IT DOESN'T SEEM TO GO AWAY.
  • 25:44 THAT SENSE OF THE TEMPLES BEING SPECIAL SEEMS TO REVERBERATE THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
  • 25:50 I'M LOOKING IN PSALM CHAPTER 137, VERSE 6
  • 25:54 WHERE THE AUTHOR SPEAKS ABOUT SETTING JERUSALEM ABOVE THE HIGHEST JOY.
  • 26:02 AGAIN IT'S A WAY OF GIVING VOICE TO THIS MYSTERIOUS BECKONING TOWARD JERUSALEM.
  • 26:09 IF YOU'RE MINDED THAT WAY AS WELL THEN LET'S JUST BE FRIENDS.
  • 26:15 I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE US UP ON THE OFFER TO VISIT THE LAND WITH US OR TO UNITE WITH US,
  • 26:21 TO GET OUR NEWSLETTER TO SOMEHOW GET CONNECTED.
  • 26:25 THE MOST IMPORTANT CONNECTION, HOWEVER, IS ONE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD
  • 26:31 AND I HOPE THAT AS WE LOOK AT THE BIBLE AND HUMAN AFFAIRS
  • 26:34 I HOPE THE LORD IS SPEAKING TO YOU AND BECKONING YOU TO COME HIS WAY.
  • 26:40 I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU'LL LET ME.
  • 26:44 AS WE GO NOW LET ME THANK FOR GOING WITH US NOW.
  • 26:48 I'LL SIGN OFF THE WAY I ALWAYS DO AS THE PSALMIST SAID,
  • 26:52 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:55 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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