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Episode: “Israel: Center of Contention” with David Dolan, Part 2

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  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED,
  • 00:23 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.
  • 00:38 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 00:41 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:43 JEFFREY SEIF HERE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN TO A VERY, VERY, VERY SPECIAL EDITION
  • 00:49 OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:51 MADE SPECIAL BECAUSE WE HAVE A GOOD FRIEND WITH US...
  • 00:54 DAVID DOLAN.
  • 00:55 HELLO
  • 00:56 HELLO, IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU JEFF.
  • 00:58 YOU MIGHT RECALL DAVID FROM LAST WEEK.
  • 01:00 WE DID ANOTHER SPECIAL PROGRAM
  • 01:02 AND A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THAT,
  • 01:03 IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING,
  • 01:05 DAVID LED US ALL AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST IN SEARCH OF "JEHOVAH'S TREASURES".
  • 01:10 WE WANT TO GO AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST IN THIS PROGRAM DAVID
  • 01:12 BUT WE WANT TO LOOK FURTHER TO THE EAST
  • 01:15 TO THE NATION STATE OF IRAN AND CONSIDER IRAN IN BIBLICAL HISTORY AND PROPHECY.
  • 01:21 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?
  • 01:23 I THINK IT'S A VERY RELEVANT TOPIC.
  • 01:26 HERE WE HAVE A COUNTRY THAT IN ANCIENT TIMES
  • 01:29 ISSUED A DECREE THAT ALL THE JEWS WOULD BE KILLED
  • 01:32 AND IN OUR TIME ITS LEADERS SAYING THAT THE JEWISH STATE
  • 01:35 WILL BE INSTANTLY, QUICKLY, SUDDENLY WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE MIDDLE EAST MAP
  • 01:40 OBVIOUSLY ALLUDING TO THE USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,
  • 01:44 NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROBABLY AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT.
  • 01:48 AND REALLY...
  • 01:49 I'VE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE...
  • 01:51 THE GREATEST THREAT THAT ISRAEL HAS FACED IN HER 62 YEARS AS A NATION.
  • 01:54 THAT'S THE REALITY OF IT.
  • 01:56 IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT NEEDS A LOT OF ATTENTION.
  • 01:58 A FEW YEARS AGO WE INTERVIEWED BEBE NETANYAHU
  • 02:02 WHO'S NOW THE PRIME MINISTER...
  • 02:04 THEN HE WASN'T...
  • 02:05 IT WAS JUST BEFORE HE CAME ON BOARD FOR THIS GO ROUND...
  • 02:07 AND HE SAID THAT THE CONCERN OF THE IRANIAN THREAT
  • 02:11 WAS PARAMOUNT IN HIS THINKING
  • 02:12 BECAUSE AHMADINEJAD COULD PUSH A BUTTON
  • 02:15 AND DO IN 12 MINUTES WHAT IT TOOK HITLER 12 YEARS TO DO,
  • 02:18 THAT IS, EXTERMINATE 6 MILLION JEWS.
  • 02:20 AND YOU KNOW IT GOES BACK TO THE FOUNDER OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION,
  • 02:24 AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.
  • 02:25 I REMEMBER THIS WELL;
  • 02:27 I WAS WORKING FOR CBS NEWS AT THE TIME
  • 02:29 DURING THE GULF WAR IN 1991
  • 02:30 WHEN SADDAM IN IRAQ WAS SENDING SCUDS OUR WAY
  • 02:33 AND BOTH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HUSNI MUBARAK AND KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN
  • 02:37 WANTED THE U.N. TO STOP THE MOVEMENT OF SOVIET JEWS, RUSSIAN JEWS INTO ISRAEL.
  • 02:44 AND OF COURSE ISRAEL EVERY DAY WAS FLYING IMMIGRANTS IN
  • 02:47 EVEN DURING THE WORST DAYS OF THE WAR
  • 02:50 AND KHOMEINI SAID THIS, HE SAID,
  • 02:52 "BROTHERS DON'T TRY TO STOP THE JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO THAT SMALL LAND."
  • 02:56 "YOU SHOULD ENCOURAGE ALL THE JEWS LIVING ON EARTH TO COME BACK"
  • 03:00 "AND WHEN THEY'RE THERE WE'LL FINISH WHAT HITLER STARTED."
  • 03:03 SO THIS IS NOT A NEW IDEA,
  • 03:05 ITS NOT JUST PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD IN RECENT YEARS AS TALKING ABOUT WIPING ISRAEL OUT,
  • 03:09 IT GOES BACK TO THE FOUNDER OF THE IRANI REVOLUTION 30 SOME YEARS AGO
  • 03:13 AND IT IS A GRAVE, EXISTENTIAL THREAT INDEED.
  • 03:16 AND IT GOES RIGHT BACK TO THE PAGES OF THE BIBLICAL DRAMA WHICH I WANT TO EXPLORE.
  • 03:22 BUT FIRST A DISCLAIMER...
  • 03:24 AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS...
  • 03:26 MY UNDERSTANDING, THE IRANIAN PEOPLE TEND TO BE A DECENT, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
  • 03:30 BY NATURE AND HISTORICALLY.
  • 03:33 EVEN IN RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT IRAN...
  • 03:37 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE AVERAGE IRANIAN ON THE STREETS
  • 03:40 AS MUCH AS IT IS THE REGIME THAT HOLDS POWER
  • 03:44 AND THAT PRESSES A CULTURE TO GO IN A DIRECTION
  • 03:49 THAT IT OTHERWISE WOULDN'T BE MINDED TO DO.
  • 03:52 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?
  • 03:54 YOU KNOW THERE ARE ISRAELI EXPERTS AND MIDDLE EAST EXPERTS THAT EVEN POINT OUT
  • 03:58 THAT WITHIN THE REGIME THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS AYATOLLAH HUMIENI MADE THAT STATEMENT
  • 04:04 BUT MANY OF THE OTHER AYATOLLAH'S OF THAT TIME,
  • 04:07 THEY WERE NOT LOOKING TO DESTROY ISRAEL.
  • 04:09 THEY WERE NOT LOOKING FOR A MAJOR WAR
  • 04:11 BUT THE MORE EXTREME WING OF THIS REGIME HAS TAKEN OVER
  • 04:16 AND THE IDEA THAT THE MAHDI,
  • 04:17 THIS HIDDEN IMAM WHO DISAPPEARED IN 785,
  • 04:22 I THINK WAS AROUND THAT TIME,
  • 04:24 HE IS GOING TO COME BACK IN THE MIDST OF A GREAT MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT,
  • 04:26 A GREAT UPHEAVAL IN THE REGION
  • 04:28 THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY PUSHING FOR THAT TO TAKE PLACE
  • 04:30 TO FULFILL A SHIITE VERSION OF ISLAMIC THEOLOGY.
  • 04:34 AND THE ISRAELIS UNDERSTAND THAT,
  • 04:36 IN OTHER WORDS, THEY ARE NOT AFRAID OF A MAJOR WAR OR OF EVEN BEING ATTACKED BACK.
  • 04:41 BUT THE PEOPLE OF IRAN?...
  • 04:43 ABSOLUTELY, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 04:45 I HAVE A FRIEND THAT GOES IN THERE,
  • 04:47 TAKES TOURS IN THERE SUPPOSEDLY,
  • 04:48 BUT HE'S REALLY IN THERE SHARING THE GOSPEL
  • 04:50 AND HE TESTIFIES THAT THE AVERAGE IRANIAN IS VERY MUCH AGAINST THIS REGIME,
  • 04:54 VERY MUCH WANT TO SEE IT OUT,
  • 04:55 BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE POWER TO OUST IT
  • 04:57 WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS IN THERE SO STRONGLY.
  • 05:00 I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THE POINT IN PART
  • 05:02 BECAUSE I WANT TO SPEAK VERY FORCEFULLY AND PROPHETICALLY
  • 05:06 ABOUT ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH IRAN BECAUSE THERE REALLY ARE PROBLEMS TODAY.
  • 05:11 BUT THE PROBLEM'S NOT WITH THE AVERAGE IRANIAN PERSON ON THE STREET, A GOOD PERSON...
  • 05:15 IRANIAN MOTHERS LOVE THEIR CHILDREN,
  • 05:17 THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE
  • 05:20 AND NOT EVERYONE IS PLEASED BY WHAT THAT ADMINISTRATION IS DOING.
  • 05:24 IT'S THE SAME IN GERMANY.
  • 05:26 NOT EVERYONE WAS A NAZI HELL BENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWS,
  • 05:30 BUT WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE'S A PARTY THAT'S THERE THAT'S DRIVING IT
  • 05:34 AND IT PRESENTS A PROBLEM FOR US ALL.
  • 05:37 IT DOES AND YOU KNOW THE IRANIAN PEOPLE
  • 05:40 REALIZE THAT ISRAEL HAS A NUCLEAR CAPABILITY ITSELF.
  • 05:44 AND SHIMON PEREZ, OUR PRESIDENT, SAID IN HIS DIPLOMATIC WAY,
  • 05:48 "YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY REGIME IN THE REGION IF YOU GET NUCLEAR WEAPONS"
  • 05:51 "THAT CAN POTENTIALLY WIPE OUT A WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY."
  • 05:54 NOW ISRAEL DOESN'T WANT TO DO THAT,
  • 05:56 THEIR LEADERS HAVE ALWAYS SAID,
  • 05:57 "WE WILL NOT BE THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE"
  • 05:59 "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION INTO THE REGION"
  • 06:01 "BUT IF THEY'RE USED AGAINST US OUR RESPONSE WILL BE..."
  • 06:03 SOMETIMES THEY SAY SEVEN TIMES GREATER,
  • 06:05 SOMETIMES A HUNDRED TIMES,
  • 06:07 IN OTHER WORDS,
  • 06:08 "WE WON'T BE THE FIRST BUT WE WILL BE THE SECOND IF WE HAVE TO."
  • 06:11 THEY MEAN THAT AS A DETERRENT, NOT AS A THREAT,
  • 06:13 TO DETER THEIR ENEMIES FROM USING THEM
  • 06:15 BUT OF COURSE THE AVERAGE IRANIAN KNOWS THEY COULD BE WIPED OUT AS WELL
  • 06:19 AND YES, THEY'RE NOT IN FAVOR OF THAT,
  • 06:21 THEY JUST WANT TO LIVE THEIR LIVES.
  • 06:22 YES AND YOU KNOW WE SPEAK OF IRAN TODAY...
  • 06:25 IT WAS PERSIA YESTERDAY...
  • 06:28 THE LAND GOES BY DIFFERENT NAMES,
  • 06:30 DIFFERENT PEOPLES,
  • 06:31 DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS...
  • 06:32 WE NEED TO GET TO TODAY.
  • 06:34 WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK IN A MOMENT
  • 06:35 AND GO BACK TO TOMORROW.
  • 06:37 THERE'S A WORLD IN THE BIBLICAL DRAMA
  • 06:39 WHERE THE PERSIANS WERE KINDLY DISPOSED TOWARDS THE JEWS, CORRECT?
  • 06:42 ABSOLUTELY... ABSOLUTELY.
  • 06:43 IT'S BEEN THAT WAY FOR MOST OF THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH- PERSIAN RELATION
  • 06:48 BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS THIS DECREE IN ANCIENT TIMES TO WIPE THEM OUT
  • 06:52 AND HERE THIS THREAT, OR I EVEN SAY "VOW",
  • 06:55 TO WIPE THEM OUT TODAY AND INSTANTLY, SUDDENLY.
  • 06:57 SO THAT HAS TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY BY THE ISRAELI LEADERSHIP.
  • 07:01 AND SERIOUSLY WE WILL TAKE IT WHEN WE COME BACK AFTER THE BREAK.
  • 07:08 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 07:12 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWS LETTER
  • 07:15 "THE LEVITT LETTER".
  • 07:16 WHEN YOU CALL BE SURE TO ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOGUE
  • 07:18 WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 07:22 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE,
  • 07:24 "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES
  • 07:26 READING PACKETS, TEACHINGS CDs, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 07:30 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 07:34 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 07:37 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 07:43 I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.
  • 07:45 AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE JEWS NEED FRIENDS...
  • 07:50 ISRAEL NEEDS FRIENDS.
  • 07:52 AND I KNOW YOU'RE A FRIEND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN ISRAEL
  • 07:55 JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE LOOKING OUR WAY
  • 07:57 BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH AN OPEN BIBLE AND WITH JESUS TO BE SURE.
  • 08:01 IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH US ON THE JOURNEY,
  • 08:04 BEYOND THE TELEVISION PROGRAM WE HAVE A WHOLE MINISTRY
  • 08:09 THAT THIS TELEVISION PROGRAM IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.
  • 08:12 IF YOU WOULD CONTACT US ON-LINE
  • 08:14 AT WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 08:18 AND PLEASE DO THAT,
  • 08:19 FOR THE ASKING IS OUR MAGAZINE THAT WE'LL SEND OUT MONTHLY
  • 08:23 AND IT'S CHOCK FULL OF REALLY GOOD ARTICLES.
  • 08:26 A RECENT ONE... "IF IRAN NUKES ISRAEL"...
  • 08:31 AND THAT'S THE STORY ON TODAY'S PROGRAM
  • 08:33 AND WE COVER THIS STORY AND A VARIETY OF OTHER STORIES
  • 08:36 THAT RESONATE WITH BIBLICAL READERS.
  • 08:40 AND IF YOU'RE A READER AND YOU'RE GAME FOR IT,
  • 08:43 I WROTE A BOOK A FEW YEARS AGO CALLED
  • 08:44 "THE IRANIAN MENACE IN JEWISH HISTORY AND PROPHECY".
  • 08:50 INASMUCH AS IRAN IS RAISING ITS HOARY HEAD TODAY, SABER IN HAND,
  • 08:55 WITH ALL THIS INVECTIVE AGAINST THE JEWS
  • 08:58 I WANTED TO CONSIDER IF THERE ARE ANCIENT SOURCES
  • 09:01 THAT SPEAK TO THAT IN THE BIBLE AND AROUND THE BIBLE...
  • 09:04 AND THERE ARE.
  • 09:05 IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ A COLLEGE LEVEL TYPE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT,
  • 09:08 I KNOW THAT MIGHT SCARE SOME PEOPLE OFF,
  • 09:10 BUT YEAH I'M A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN ANOTHER LIFE...
  • 09:13 "THE IRANIAN MENACE IN JEWISH HISTORY AND PROPHECY"...
  • 09:15 I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE IT.
  • 09:17 AND TALK ABOUT LIKING,
  • 09:19 AND THIS AIN'T COLLEGE,
  • 09:20 IF YOU LOVE ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS,
  • 09:22 WE'RE PRESENTING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE...YOU CHECK US OUT.
  • 09:26 AND SPEAKING OF CHECKING US OUT...
  • 09:29 DAVID DOLAN IT IS GREAT FOR YOU TO CHECK IN.
  • 09:32 THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US ALL THE WAY FROM ISRAEL.
  • 09:36 IT'S A BLESSING TO BE HERE WITH YOU INDEED.
  • 09:38 NOW I WANT TO READ A VERSE IN THE SCRIPTURES IN THE BOOK OF "ESTHER",
  • 09:42 DAVID, IN THE THIRD CHAPTER WHERE WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE SIX
  • 09:46 THAT HAMAN SOUGHT TODESTROY THE JEWS WHO WERE THROUGHOUT HIS WHOLE REALM.
  • 09:54 IT LOOKS LIKE YESTERDAY,
  • 09:57 NEVER MIND TODAY,
  • 09:58 THAT OUT OF IRAN THERE WAS A PERSON,
  • 10:01 THERE WAS AN IMPULSE TO ERADICATE JEWS.
  • 10:03 INDEED AND YOU KNOW IRAN, THE NAME, IS CONNECTED TO "ARYAN"
  • 10:07 AND WE HAD OF COURSE HITLER'S MODERN ATTEMPT TO DO IT.
  • 10:12 AND THERE IS A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION I BELIEVE THERE
  • 10:14 AND I CAN'T DESCRIBE IT OR EXPLAIN IT ALL TOGETHER
  • 10:17 BUT OBVIOUSLY THE DESIRE TO WIPE THE JEWISH PEOPLE OUT
  • 10:20 IS CONNECTED TO THE CHOSENNESS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 10:23 AND THE CHOSENNESS OF ISRAEL FOR GOD'S PLANS AND PURPOSES.
  • 10:26 THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US THAT GOD HAS AN ENEMY,
  • 10:29 "HASATAN", "THE ADVERSARY" IN HEBREW,
  • 10:30 "SATAN" IN ENGLISH,
  • 10:32 WHO WANTS TO THWART EVERYTHING THAT GOD IS DOING
  • 10:34 INCLUDING THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY
  • 10:36 AND ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE KEY FULFILLMENTS OF PROPHECY AS YOU WELL KNOW.
  • 10:39 AND LIVING THERE FOR 30 YEARS
  • 10:41 I THRILLED TO SEE THAT PROPHECY WITH MY EYES COMING TO LIFE
  • 10:45 TO, AS A JOURNALIST WORKING FOR MANY TIMES SECULAR MEDIA LIKE CBS,
  • 10:49 REPORT THE CONTINUING STREAM OF JEWS BACK TO THEIR ANCIENT HOMELAND
  • 10:53 IN FULFILLMENT OF ANCIENT PROPHECY.
  • 10:55 BUT THESE PROPHECIES WERE THERE AS WELL.
  • 10:57 AND IT'S NOT JUST ALL GREAT STUFF...
  • 10:59 JEWS COMING BACK AND EVERYBODY DOING A NICE HORA DANCE OR SOMETHING...
  • 11:02 IT'S THAT OPPOSITION THAT WE KEEP SEEING.
  • 11:05 AND HERE WE ARE TODAY WITH ANOTHER IRANIAN LEADER,
  • 11:09 ANOTHER LEADER OF PERSIA SAYING THAT ISRAEL WILL BE WIPED OUT,
  • 11:12 ALL THE JEWS WILL BE WIPED OUT.
  • 11:13 THE PRESIDENT, MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD,
  • 11:16 SAID IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN LIKE A TSUNAMI HITTING,
  • 11:18 LIKE A WALL OF FIRE HITTING,
  • 11:19 IT'S GOING TO BE SUDDEN AND OVERWHELMING
  • 11:21 AND OVER SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE IN ISRAEL WILL BE WIPED OUT HE CLAIMS. >>HE CLAIMS.
  • 11:26 HE CLAIMS.
  • 11:27 NOW THAT'S NOT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 11:30 BUT I HAVE TO POINT OUT THAT WOULD INCLUDE
  • 11:32 A MILLION AND A HALF ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL.
  • 11:34 A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THERE ARE ARABS
  • 11:36 THAT ARE FULL CITIZENS OF ISRAEL.
  • 11:37 AND MANY OF MY ARAB FRIENDS HAVE SAID TO ME,
  • 11:39 "WE DIDN'T ASK IRAN TO COME AND SAVE US BY KILLING US."
  • 11:43 YOU KNOW...THIS ISN'T GOING TO HELP THEM.
  • 11:45 THIS ISN'T GOING TO GIVE THEM A STATE;
  • 11:46 THEY'RE GOING TO BE AS OBLITERATED AS ANYBODY ELSE
  • 11:48 IF A NUCLEAR BOMB GOES OFF.
  • 11:49 AND THEN THERE'S THE RESIDUAL FALLOUT,
  • 11:51 WHICH EVER WAY THE WIND'S BLOWING
  • 11:53 IN EGYPT, IN JORDAN, IN LEBANON YOU KNOW
  • 11:55 YOU'RE TURNING EVERYBODY INTO A KAMIKAZE PILOT...
  • 11:57 IF THEY'RE SAYING "COME AND GET US IRAN" AMONGST THE ARAB PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT.
  • 12:01 AND ACTUALLY THE PREVAILING WINDS
  • 12:03 NORMALLY ARE FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN DIRECTLY DUE EAST
  • 12:06 MEANING IT WOULD FIRST GO TO JORDAN, THEN IRAQ, THEN IRAN.
  • 12:09 IT WOULD DROP NUCLEAR FALLOUT ON THE COUNTRY OF IRAN.
  • 12:13 THIS IS CRAZY.
  • 12:15 AND ITS WHY A LOT OF EXPERTS SAY,
  • 12:17 "THIS IS JUST RHETORIC,"
  • 12:18 "THEY WILL NEVER USE A NUCLEAR WEAPON AGAINST ISRAEL"
  • 12:21 "BECAUSE THEY WOULD KILL THEMSELVES."
  • 12:22 AND OF COURSE ISRAEL SAYS,
  • 12:25 "WE WILL RESPOND."
  • 12:26 ISRAEL IS THOUGHT TO HAVE A SECOND NUCLEAR STRIKE CAPABILITY
  • 12:28 FROM THE FOUR SUBMARINES THAT THE GERMANS SOLD TO ISRAEL SOME YEARS AGO.
  • 12:32 BUT AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER,
  • 12:34 THERE'S NOT A LOGIC HERE NECESSARILY,
  • 12:36 THERE'S A DRIVING FORCE.
  • 12:38 I THINK OF HITLER...
  • 12:39 TOLD THE LAST YEAR OF THEHOLOCAUST BY HIS GENERALS
  • 12:42 THAT THEY NEEDED THOSE TRAINS
  • 12:45 TO TAKE SOLDIERS TO THE EASTERN FRONT TO FIGHT THE RUSSIANS.
  • 12:47 HE SAID "NO," >>THEY WANT TO KILL THE JEWS.
  • 12:49 "THEY'RE GOING TO CARRY JEWS TO DEATH CAMPS.
  • 12:51 THAT'S TOTALLY ILLOGICAL
  • 12:52 BUT IT HAPPENED HISTORICALLY
  • 12:54 AND I THINK WE'RE DEALING WITH THE SAME SPIRIT THAT WE WOULD CALL IT CRAZY.
  • 12:57 I THINK ITS DEMONIC AND ITS DETERMINED TO WIPE THE JEWS OUT.
  • 13:00 NOW LISTEN, AND I THINK WHAT YOU SAID IS PROFOUND,
  • 13:03 MOST PEOPLE WHEN THEY THINK OF IRANIANS, IRANIAN ISLAM,
  • 13:08 THEY THINK THAT IRANIAN PEOPLE ARE ARABS.
  • 13:11 SOME 17 PER CENT OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD ARE ARABS.
  • 13:15 YOU REMINDED US THAT IRANIANS,
  • 13:18 THE WORD "IRAN" COMES FROM THE WORD "ARYAN",
  • 13:22 THAT CONNECTION
  • 13:23 AND THAT KIND OF GETS HITLER AND IRAN AND THAT WHOLE SPIRITUAL THING TOGETHER.
  • 13:27 COULD YOU UNPACK THAT A LITTLE MORE?
  • 13:29 DEFINITELY THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS ENTIRELY.
  • 13:33 AND ALSO THE IRANIAN PEOPLE ARE SCIENTIFICALLY VERY ADVANCED,
  • 13:39 THEY'RE REAL SHARP PEOPLE.
  • 13:42 I'M NOT SAYING THE ARABS AREN'T
  • 13:44 BUT THEY HAVE A CERTAIN ABILITY TO DO THINGS THAT IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE.
  • 13:48 NOW THAT'S ALSO VERY DANGEROUS TO ISRAEL WHEN YOU GET THAT GOING
  • 13:52 BUT THEY ARE ALSO,
  • 13:53 AND THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER,
  • 13:55 THEY ARE A SHIITE NATION, SHIITE ISLAM.
  • 13:58 I WORKED IN LEBANON IN THE 80'S
  • 14:00 AND I SAW THE HATRED BETWEEN THE SHIITE LEBANESE AND THE SUNNI LEBANESE.
  • 14:05 THIS GOES BACK TO ALMOST MUHAMMAD TO HIS GRANDSON
  • 14:09 AND THE BATTLE THAT BEGAN THEN,
  • 14:10 THAT DIVISION IS BITTER INDEED.
  • 14:12 AND ITS NOT JUST ISRAEL THAT'S WORRIED ABOUT IRAN WITH A NUCLEAR WEAPON,
  • 14:17 WE HAD THE SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER SAY TO HILARY CLINTON, THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE,
  • 14:22 "LOOK THIS THREAT IS RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP, ITS EMINENT,"
  • 14:25 "YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT SANCTIONS,"
  • 14:27 "SOMETHING THAT MIGHT HAVE AN EFFECT OVER YEARS,"
  • 14:29 "WE SEE AN EMINENT THREAT THAT NEEDS EMINENT ACTION."
  • 14:31 HE WAS PLEADING WITH THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE ACTION HERE.
  • 14:35 SO THIS IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO ALL OF THE SUNNI WORLD AS WELL AS TO ISRAEL.
  • 14:38 BUT OF COURSE IRAN IS NOT SAYING "WE'LL WIPE SAUDI ARABIA OUT",
  • 14:42 THEY MIGHT DO THAT TOO.
  • 14:43 BUT THEY ARE SAYING ISRAEL WILL BE DESTROYED.
  • 14:45 YES AND ITS IMPORTANT FOR US IN CONJUNCTION WITH DRAWING ATTENTION TO ALL OF THIS
  • 14:51 TO CONSIDER WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD
  • 14:54 AND WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING BY HIS SPIRIT TO HIS PEOPLE.
  • 14:58 WE ALL HAVE OUR ANTENNA UP...
  • 15:00 EVERYONE THAT HAS SOME HOLY SPIRIT IN THEM AND A BIBLE IN FRONT OF THEM...
  • 15:03 PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW
  • 15:06 WITH A SENSE THAT SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE.
  • 15:10 WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE STORY SOME MORE
  • 15:12 WHEN WE COME BACK WITH ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 15:19 SOMETIMES THE JOURNEY TO YERUSHALAYIM CAN BE A LONG ONE.
  • 15:24 ABRAHAM JOURNEYED FOR SIXTY-TWO YEARS FROM UR
  • 15:28 AND THEN OFFERED HIS SON ISAAC AS A SACRIFICE TO GOD ATOP OF MOUNT MORIAH.
  • 15:34 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT JOURNEYED FOR 500 YEARS
  • 15:39 UNTIL IT FOUND ITS FINAL RESTING PLACE IN KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE ATOP THE VERY SAME MOUNT.
  • 15:44 OUR JOURNEY TO YERUSHALAYIM IS ONLY COMPLETE
  • 15:47 WHEN WE CAN FINALLY CAST OUR EYES UPON GOD'S HOLY MOUNTAIN.
  • 15:51 THIS WILL BE A JOURNEY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.
  • 15:56 WHEN YOUR FEET TOUCH THIS HOLY GROUND
  • 16:00 YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
  • 16:09 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL
  • 16:12 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 16:19 OKAY THIS IS WHEN I'M EARNING A LIVING.
  • 16:21 ON THE ONE HAND WE'RE OPENING UP THE BIBLE TELLING A STORY OF WARS TO COME
  • 16:26 AND THEN THERE'S BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF ISRAEL
  • 16:28 AND I'M HERE TO SAY,
  • 16:30 "AND WHY DON'T YOU JOIN ME FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO ISRAEL?"
  • 16:34 BUT LISTEN...
  • 16:35 WHY DON'T YOU JOIN ME FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO ISRAEL?
  • 16:38 I MEAN THAT SERIOUSLY.
  • 16:40 THE WORLD'S NOT SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL
  • 16:42 AND GOD'S PEOPLE WILL NOT SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL IN THE WORLD
  • 16:46 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 16:47 BECAUSE HE IS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT
  • 16:50 AND HE'S WATCHING OVER HIS WORLD.
  • 16:52 AND YOU KNOW ISRAEL IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT IN THIS WORLD.
  • 16:56 I GO A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND LOVE IT
  • 16:59 AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME WITH ME.
  • 17:02 YOU CALL 1-800-WONDERS IF YOU'RE GAME TO DO THAT
  • 17:05 AND ME AND YOU, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME SEEING THE LAND.
  • 17:09 AND NOW YOU'LL SEE IT AS WELL...PICTURES...
  • 17:12 BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF THE ANCESTRAL, BIBLICAL HOMELAND WITH ZOLA LEVITT'S MUSIC.
  • 17:27 (ZOLA PLAYING THE FLUTE)
  • 18:45 AND THERE'S A PICTURE OF ISRAEL AND DON'T YOU LOVE IT?
  • 18:49 I LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 18:50 I KNOW YOU DO TOO.
  • 18:52 DAVE WHAT'S THE MOOD ON THE STREET,
  • 18:54 WHAT'S THE WORD ON THE STREET WHEN PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IRAN?
  • 18:56 OF COURSE IT'S SERIOUS,
  • 18:57 A LITTLE SCARY AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 18:59 BUT HOW ARE PEOPLE FEELING AND WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?
  • 19:01 IT'S A REAL MIXTURE.
  • 19:04 I WAS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE A COUPLE YEARS AGO
  • 19:07 AND THE DEPUTY DEFENSE MINISTER WAS ASKED BY A VISITING AMERICAN JOURNALIST
  • 19:10 "HOW DO THE ISRAELI PEOPLE TAKE THIS THREAT FROM IRAN?"
  • 19:13 "ARE THEY WORRIED ABOUT IT?"
  • 19:14 AND HE LEANED OVER AND SAID,
  • 19:15 "NO MADAM WE'RE NOT WORRIED,"
  • 19:17 "WE ARE THRILLED TO THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE INCINERATED BY IRAN."
  • 19:20 OF COURSE THEY'RE VERY WORRIED,
  • 19:22 THEY'RE VERY UPSET OVER THESE THREATS
  • 19:24 BUT IT'S THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 19:26 AND YOU KNOW AS WELL AS ANYONE THIS IS A PEOPLE
  • 19:29 THAT HAVE SURVIVED SO MANY THREATS OF ANNIHILATION,
  • 19:31 SO MANY ATTEMPTS AT ANNIHILATION,
  • 19:33 SOME OF THEM PARTLY SUCCESSFUL.
  • 19:35 THEY DO BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL SURVIVE.
  • 19:38 THEY DO BELIEVE THAT THEY'LL CARRY ON
  • 19:40 BUT IT IS A GRAVE THREAT.
  • 19:43 EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS IT.
  • 19:44 WHEN THE GOVERNMENT SAYS,
  • 19:46 "YOU PEOPLE ALL HAVE TO PREPARE FOR A WAR COMING"
  • 19:48 "INTO YOUR OWN CITIES AND TOWNS,"
  • 19:50 "FOR MISSILE ATTACKS COMING FROM VARIOUS DIRECTIONS"
  • 19:53 THEY KNOW THAT'S TRUE.
  • 19:54 THE DRILLS THAT HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS
  • 19:57 FOR A CHEMICAL ATTACK OR THE RESPONSE TO THIS...
  • 19:59 AND THERE HAVE BEEN MANY OF THEM...
  • 20:01 PEOPLE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.
  • 20:03 SO THEY ARE WORRIED BUT THEY TRUST THEIR LEADERSHIP,
  • 20:05 THEY KNOW THEY'VE A PRIME MINISTER WITH MILITARY EXPERIENCE,
  • 20:08 A VERY EXPERIENCED DEFENSE MINISTER.
  • 20:10 THE INNER SECURITY CABINET THAT NETANYAHU HAS IS THE STRONGEST OF ANY ISRAELI PREMIER,
  • 20:15 THERE'S THREE OR FOUR FORMER CHIEFS OF STAFF
  • 20:19 AND FORMER MOSSAD CHIEFS AND SECURITY CHIEFS.
  • 20:22 THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.
  • 20:23 AND THEY ALSO, AT LEAST A GOOD PORTION OF THEM,
  • 20:26 KNOW THAT THE GOD OF ISRAEL EXISTS
  • 20:28 AND THAT IT'S A MIRACLE THAT THEY'RE BACK AFTER SURVIVING 2,000 YEARS OF EXILE.
  • 20:33 SO THERE'S AN OPTIMISM
  • 20:35 BUT ALSO OF COURSE A GREAT CONCERN BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 20:38 AMERICANS CAN AFFORD TO NOT BE TOO CONCERNED.
  • 20:42 WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF MILES OF WATER ON BOTH COASTS,
  • 20:45 WE'RE NOT PARTICULARLY WORRIED ABOUT CANADA OR MEXICO, THOUGH THERE ARE SOME BORDER ISSUES,
  • 20:50 BUT ISRAEL HAS NOT SUCH LUXURY DOES IT?...
  • 20:53 SANDWICHED IN THERE IN A WORLD WITH MANY ENEMIES ROUND ABOUT BENT ON HER DEMISE.
  • 20:58 ISRAEL IS THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY
  • 21:00 AND NOT ONLY THAT,
  • 21:02 80 PERCENT OF THE JEWISH POPULATION LIVES ALONG THE COASTAL PLAIN.
  • 21:05 WE'RE TALKING 135 MILES LONG
  • 21:07 AND 15 TO 20 MILES WIDE
  • 21:10 IS 8 OUT OF EVERY 10 ISRAELI JEWS.
  • 21:12 MOST OF THE INDUSTRY'S THERE.
  • 21:14 JUST A COUPLE CRUDE NUCLEAR DEVISES COULD EFFECTIVELY WIPE THE STATE OUT.
  • 21:18 EVERYBODY DOES KNOW THAT
  • 21:20 AND THEY KNOW THAT IT'S NOT JUST MISSILES FROM IRAN THAT THEY'RE FACING.
  • 21:23 IRAN HAS SAID IT WOULD ASK
  • 21:25 SYRIA, HEZBOLLAH AND LEBANON, HAMAS IN THE GAZA STRIP TO ALL JOIN IT...
  • 21:29 SO A FOREFRONT WAR.
  • 21:31 AND THE AUTHORITIES ARE SAYING A FIFTH FRONT OF TERROR ATTACKS AGAINST NOT ONLY ISRAELIS
  • 21:36 BUT IN THE ALLIED COUNTRIES TO ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES
  • 21:39 AND OTHER THINGS COULD OCCUR.
  • 21:41 SO THEY'RE FACING WHAT IS THEIR MOST SERIOUS WAR
  • 21:44 BUT AGAIN ISRAEL'S HAD THESE SORTS OF THREATS BEFORE AND THEY'VE SURVIVED,
  • 21:48 THEY'VE COME THROUGH IT
  • 21:49 AND THERE IS AN OPTIMISM BUT A GREAT CONCERN
  • 21:52 AND I CAN TELL YOU THE LEADERSHIP IS WATCHING THINGS VERY, VERY, CLOSELY.
  • 21:55 WELL LET ME ASK YOU,
  • 21:57 OF COURSE IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S JOB AND THE MILITARY'S JOB TO PROTECT ISRAEL.
  • 22:01 WHAT'S THE BIBLE BELIEVER'S JOB ALL THESE THINGS CONSIDERED?
  • 22:05 HOW OUGHT WE TO BE,
  • 22:07 THOSE OF US THAT AREN'T GOVERNMENT LEADERS, BUT WE'RE BIBLE READERS,
  • 22:10 WHAT DO WE DO, HOW DO WE STAND WITH ISRAEL IN THESE DAYS?
  • 22:14 OBVIOUSLY PRAYER
  • 22:16 AND "PRAY FOR THE SHALOM OF JERUSALEM" IS IN THE BIBLE
  • 22:20 AND I TELL PEOPLE SHALOM IS WHOLENESS, COMPLETENESS
  • 22:23 AND THAT'S ONLY IN THE MESSIAH REALLY THAT YOU GET THAT.
  • 22:26 SO YOU'RE PRAYING FOR THAT.
  • 22:27 PRAY FOR THE PRACTICAL THINGS,
  • 22:29 FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO HAVE GODLY GUIDANCE THROUGH OTHERS AROUND HIM
  • 22:34 AND THROUGH EVEN GOD HIMSELF DIRECTLY SPEAKING TO HIM.
  • 22:36 THE OTHER LEADERS...
  • 22:38 PRAY FOR THE SECURITY OF THE SOLDIERS AND THE SECURITY FORCES,
  • 22:41 THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL THAT WOULD HAVE TO RESPOND TO ANYTHING.
  • 22:43 AND I ALSO TELL AMERICANS,
  • 22:46 PRAY FOR OUR LEADERSHIP HERE
  • 22:48 BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURES DO INDICATE THE DESTINY OF NATIONS IS CONNECTED
  • 22:52 TO HOW THEY RELATE TO ISRAEL AND THAT LAND
  • 22:55 AND OUR LEADERS ARE AT A PIVOTAL POINT.
  • 22:58 THEY CAN EITHER STAND WITH ISRAEL FULLY IF THERE IS A WAR WITH IRAN,
  • 23:02 THEY CAN BACK IT PARTLY OR THEY CAN BACK AWAY.
  • 23:04 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND THAT CAN USE PRAYER.
  • 23:09 IT CAN ALSO USE AN EMAIL.
  • 23:11 WE'RE IN A DEMOCRACY,
  • 23:12 PEOPLE CAN WRITE TO THEIR OFFICIALS,
  • 23:14 THEIR PUBLIC OFFICIALS, ETC.
  • 23:15 AND SAY "WE UNDERSTAND THIS GRAVE THREAT TO ISRAEL."
  • 23:18 "WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IT"
  • 23:20 "AND WE WANT TO SEE OUR COUNTRY STAND WITH ISRAEL AND WHATEVER ACTION."
  • 23:23 IF ISRAEL HAS TO ACT ALONE IT'S GOING TO BE VERY, VERY TOUGH
  • 23:26 AND THEY KNOW IT
  • 23:27 BUT THEY'RE GOING TO NEED AT LEAST OUR POLITICAL SUPPORT.
  • 23:30 AND AGAIN, ISRAEL IS NOT BEING AN AGGRESSOR HERE.
  • 23:32 IF THEY DO FEEL THEY HAVE TO TAKE OUT IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
  • 23:35 ITS ONLY BECAUSE THE IRANIAN LEADERS ARE SAYING EVERY OTHER DAY,
  • 23:38 "WE'RE GOING TO WIPE YOU OUT."
  • 23:39 "YOU'RE GOING TO BE OFF THE FACE OF THE MAP."
  • 23:41 WELL WHAT COUNTRY WOULDN'T RESPOND?
  • 23:42 AND YOU KNOW THEY ALWAYS SAY, THE ISRAELI LEADERS,
  • 23:45 "WE'RE NOT GOING TO JUST SIT AND WATCH A SECOND HOLOCAUST HAPPEN."
  • 23:48 "WE'RE NOT GOING TO THIS TIME BE POWERLESS."
  • 23:50 "WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT, WE HAVE A MILITARY"
  • 23:52 "AND IF WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTION WE WILL."
  • 23:54 BUT THEY NEED A LOT OF GUIDANCE FROM ON HIGH TO KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 23:57 AND OUR GOVERNMENT TOO,
  • 23:59 THERE'S CONCERNS OVER HERE ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND.
  • 24:02 I KNOW YOU'RE LIVING IN ISRAEL.
  • 24:03 BUT THERE IS CONCERNS THAT IN OUR OWN CULTURE
  • 24:07 WE'RE NOT STANDING FOR THE BIBLICAL VIRTUES THAT MADE US GREAT AS A COMMUNITY
  • 24:13 AND CERTAINLY WHEN WE DO OPEN OUR BIBLES WE READ ABOUT STANDING WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 24:17 WE DO AND THE SCRIPTURES SAY THAT THESE THINGS WOULD HAPPEN,
  • 24:21 THERE WOULD BE AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING AGAINST JERUSALEM,
  • 24:24 THERE WOULD BE ALL NATIONS COMING UP AGAINST IT.
  • 24:27 AND IN THAT SENSE YOU COULD SAY,
  • 24:29 "WELL AMERICA'S GOING TO GO THAT WAY ANYWAY AND WE HAVE NO CHOICE AND IT'S IN THE PROPHECIES."
  • 24:32 BUT IT DOESN'T TALK ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THAT.
  • 24:35 DO WE HAVE TO JUST TURN OUR BACKS TOMORROW AGAINST ISRAEL
  • 24:39 OR DO WE CONTINUE TO STAND WITH HER?
  • 24:40 I THINK ITS GOD'S DESIRE THAT WE DO STAND WITH HER.
  • 24:43 AND THIS ISN'T, BY THE WAY, TO STAND AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS
  • 24:46 OR TO STAND AGAINST THE IRANIANS.
  • 24:48 AS I SAID EARLIER MANY OF MY PALESTINIAN FRIENDS ARE SAYING,
  • 24:50 "WE DON'T WANT THIS WAR,"
  • 24:52 "WE DON'T WANT TO SEE NUCLEAR..."
  • 24:53 AND THE IRANIAN PEOPLE AS YOU SAID EARLIER,
  • 24:55 THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE...
  • 24:57 A LOT OF THEM CERTAINLY,
  • 24:58 MOST OF THEM I BELIEVE...
  • 25:00 THEIR GOVERNMENT ATTACK ISRAEL.
  • 25:01 SO WE NEED TO BE IN PRAYER
  • 25:03 AND WE NEED TO BE REALLY PEOPLE OF FAITH
  • 25:04 THAT WILL SPEAK OUT AND TAKE ACTION AT A TIME LIKE THIS.
  • 25:07 THANK YOU SO MUCH DAVID.
  • 25:09 I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'RE WITH US
  • 25:11 TO HELP US TO KNOW HOW TO THINK AND HOW TO PRAY.
  • 25:14 SPEAK ABOUT BEING WITH US;
  • 25:16 YOU COME NEXT WEEK ON THE JOURNEY.
  • 25:20 WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH AN 8 PART SERIES.
  • 25:23 I WAS SO THRILLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF THIS ONE CALLED "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS",
  • 25:31 A SERIES IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER.
  • 25:33 LET'S GO TO A CLIP NOW TO KIND OF PRIME THE PUMP FOR WHAT'S COMING.
  • 26:31 THIRTY MINUTES CAN PASS JUST LIKE THAT NOW CAN IT?... AND IT'S GONE.
  • 26:34 WE'LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK FOR A PROGRAM THAT'S CENTERED ON IRAN
  • 26:39 AS WE LOOK IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER
  • 26:42 AND BEGIN AN 8 PART SERIES CALLED "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS"
  • 26:48 IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME TO TELL THAT STORY, THAT TIME IS NOW.
  • 26:55 COME HERE AND HEAR IT.
  • 26:57 AND AS YOU GO NOW
  • 26:58 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:00 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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