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Episode: “Entering the Promised Land”
Though the Patriarchs were long dead by his time, Moses picked up and ran with their living Land promises. We visit Jericho and follow the story where the ancient Israelites began to contend for the destiny promised by God—their residency in the Land of Israel.
Series:Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel)”
In this eight-part television series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif takes viewers through Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel). By exploring the Bible’s accounts of the Holy Land’s past, present, and prophetic future, we discover an inextricable relationship between the people of Israel and Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel). Former CBS correspondent David Dolan helps explore the modern-day struggles that accompany the re-establishment of the ancestral Jewish homeland. On-location TV footage, dramas, and wonderful music punctuate the series.

Caption transcript for Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel): “Entering the Promised Land” (4/8)

  • 00:09 LOOK TO THE NORTH
  • 00:12 THE SOUTH
  • 00:15 THE EAST
  • 00:18 THE WEST
  • 00:26 ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST
  • 00:28 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT
  • 00:31 AND TO THY SEED FOREVER.
  • 00:35 INDEED... HE WHO WATCHES OVER ISRAEL
  • 00:38 WILL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP.
  • 00:56 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:58 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 00:59 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN
  • 01:01 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:03 THIS THE FOURTH OF AN 8 PART TREATMENT OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 01:08 SO MANY PEOPLE TODAY ARE TRYING TO LEAD JEWS OUT OF ISRAEL.
  • 01:13 WHEN I READ THE BIBLE I READ OF GOD LEADING JEWS TO ISRAEL,
  • 01:18 FOREMOST OF WHOM IS A FELLOW NAMED MOSES WHO LED THE ISRAELITES TO THE PROMISED LAND,
  • 01:26 THE LAND THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM AND THEIR DESCENDANTS FOREVER.
  • 01:30 LET'S CONSIDER THE STORY
  • 01:32 AS WE GO ON WITH OUR STORY
  • 01:33 AND LOOK AT MOSES IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 01:40 THESE ARE THE WORDS WHICH MOSES SPOKE TO ALL ISRAEL.
  • 01:45 THE LORD OUR GOD SPOKE UNTO US IN HOREB SAYING,
  • 01:49 "BEHOLD, I HAVE SET THE LAND BEFORE YOU."
  • 01:52 "GO IN AND POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD SWEAR UNTO YOUR FATHERS ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB"
  • 01:59 "TO GIVE UNTO THEE AND TO THEIR SEED AFTER THEM."
  • 02:03 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO ME,
  • 02:06 "LIFT UP THINE EYES WESTWARD AND NORTHWARD AND SOUTHWARD AND EASTWARD"
  • 02:12 "AND BEHOLD IT WITH THINE EYES."
  • 02:16 "BUT CHARGE JOSHUA AND ENCOURAGE HIM AND STRENGTHEN HIM,"
  • 02:20 "FOR HE SHALL GO OVER BEFORE THIS PEOPLE"
  • 02:23 "AND HE SHALL CAUSE THEM TO INHERIT THE LAND WHICH THOU SHALT SEE."
  • 02:32 WE CALL HIM, "MOSHE RABANU",
  • 02:35 "MOSES, OUR TEACHER",
  • 02:37 BUT HE WASN'T JUST A TEACHER
  • 02:38 HE WAS A GUIDE
  • 02:40 AND HE LED HUNDREDS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 02:44 THROUGH A BARREN WASTELAND EN ROUTE TO A PROMISED LAND.
  • 02:49 AND HERE WE ARE AT THAT WASTELAND
  • 02:51 AND HERE WE'RE GOING TO THAT PROMISED LAND.
  • 02:54 AS BIBLE READERS KNOW,
  • 02:56 THAT HE WENT TO IT BY WAY OF A PLACE CALLED JERICHO.
  • 02:59 WE'RE GONNA FIND IT...
  • 03:00 GET A LITTLE HELP WITH THE GPS.
  • 03:02 WE'RE GONNA MAKE OUR WAY
  • 03:03 AS WE WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MOSES
  • 03:06 EN ROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 03:40 IT HAD BEEN DECADES AND MANY DESPAIRED.
  • 03:42 MOSES KEPT GOING BECAUSE THE LORD HAD SPOKEN TO HIM AND GIVEN HIM A PARTICULAR VISION.
  • 03:48 A PARTICULAR VISION
  • 03:50 FOR A PARTICULAR PEOPLE
  • 03:51 TAKING RESIDENCY IN A PARTICULAR PLACE.
  • 03:54 LET ME SHOW IT TO YOU ON A MAP HERE.
  • 03:56 GET A GOOD LOOK AT THIS.
  • 03:58 THEY LEFT "MITSRAYIM",
  • 04:01 "EGYPT"...
  • 04:02 IT'S OFF THE MAP RIGHT HERE.
  • 04:03 AND THEY MADE THEY'RE WAY TO HAR SINAI,
  • 04:05 SINAI; IT'S OFF THE MAP HERE STILL.
  • 04:07 AND THEN THEY CAME UP TO KADESH BARNEA
  • 04:09 AFTER WHICH THEY WANDERED FOR APPROACHING FOUR DECADES.
  • 04:12 AND AFTER WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS THEY FINALLY ARE HERE
  • 04:16 EN ROUTE TO JERICHO
  • 04:18 WHERE THEY'RE GONNA MAKE THEIR WAY IN TO WHAT'S CALLED
  • 04:22 "THE PROMISED LAND".
  • 04:24 AND WHY IS IT CALLED "THE PROMISED LAND"?
  • 04:25 BECAUSE GOD PROMISED IT TO A PARTICULAR PEOPLE.
  • 04:28 THE BORDERS ARE DELINEATED CLEARLY.
  • 04:31 YOU HAVE THE GREAT SEA,
  • 04:33 THE MEDITERRANEAN,
  • 04:34 THE RIVER OF EGYPT,
  • 04:36 NOTED IS THE DEAD SEA,
  • 04:37 THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 04:39 GOING UP TOWARD THE EUPHRATES
  • 04:40 AND EXTENDING EASTWARD.
  • 04:42 THIS IS ACTUALLY A CONSERVATIVE MAP.
  • 04:44 THERE'S A COGENT ARGUMENT
  • 04:46 WE'RE MOVING EASTWARD STILL.
  • 04:48 IN ANY CASE WE WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LAND...
  • 04:51 WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT IT.
  • 04:52 WE HEAR A LOT OF IT IN THE PRESS.
  • 04:54 LET'S SEE IF WE CAN BE IMPRESSED BY THE BIBLICAL TEXT.
  • 04:57 COME WITH ME.
  • 04:58 LET'S GO HAVE A TALK FROM JERICHO.
  • 05:07 WELL THERE'S A MAP
  • 05:09 AND THERE'S A MAP.
  • 05:10 TODAY INDIVIDUALS ARE FOND OF SPEAKING OF THE ROADMAP FOR PEACE.
  • 05:14 AND TYPICALLY THOSE THAT ARE ENGAGED IN THE ROADMAP FOR PEACE
  • 05:18 ARE SIMPLY LOOKING TO CARVE UP ISRAEL PIECE BY PIECE BY PIECE.
  • 05:23 I LOOK AT THE BIBLE AS SOMETHING OF A ROADMAP
  • 05:26 AND THEREIN IT DELINEATES CLEARLY WHAT GOD'S WILL IS...
  • 05:31 WHAT HIS WAYS ARE...
  • 05:32 WHAT HIS INTENTIONS ARE FOR PEOPLE AND PLACES.
  • 05:35 AND IT IS SO EXPLICIT.
  • 05:38 IT'S NOT EVEN A TACIT INFERENCE.
  • 05:41 IT'S NOTED VERY CLEARLY.
  • 05:42 IN FACT IN EXODUS CHAPTER 32
  • 05:45 MOSES IS ON RECORD PETITIONING GOD,
  • 05:48 REMINDING HIM OF HIS OWN PROMISE NOTED TO THE PATRIARCHS,
  • 05:52 TO AVRAHAM, TO YITZHAK AND YAKOV...
  • 05:55 ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, SAYING, QUOTE,
  • 05:58 IN CHAPTER 32 VERSE 13,
  • 06:13 LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
  • 06:14 HOW LONG DO YOU THINK FOREVER IS?
  • 06:17 SEEMS TO ME THAT FOREVER IS LIKE A REALLY LONG TIME.
  • 06:24 WHAT IS THIS LAND THAT'S VOUCHSAFE TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THAT THEY ARE TO HAVE FOREVER?
  • 06:30 WELL, THERE ARE VARIOUS REFERENCES TO THE BORDERS I SHOWED YOU ON THE MAP.
  • 06:35 NOW LET ME SHOW YOU ON THE BIBLICAL MAP
  • 06:36 BECAUSE IT'S NOTED VERY, VERY CLEARLY.
  • 06:39 IF YOU'LL GO,
  • 06:40 ITS CALLED "BAH-MID-BAR",
  • 06:42 WHICH MEANS "IN THE WILDERNESS"
  • 06:43 AND IT'S A FITTING TITLE
  • 06:45 AS YOU CAN SEE WE'RE OUT HERE IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 06:47 VERY ARID, VERY DRY
  • 06:48 AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ACCORDING TO THE BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 06:51 WENT ON A LONG AN ARDUOUS JOURNEY
  • 06:53 EN ROUTE TO A LAND THAT'S CALLED
  • 06:55 "THE PROMISED LAND"
  • 06:57 THAT IS VOUCHSAFE TO GENERATIONS OF JEWS IN PERPETUITY FOREVER,
  • 07:02 ACCORDING TO THE TEXT.
  • 07:04 THE BOUNDARIES, AS I'VE SHOWED YOU ON THE MAP,
  • 07:06 ARE DELINEATED IN CHAPTER 34 OF NUMBERS.
  • 07:10 WE'RE TOLD, THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES...
  • 07:12 NOTICE IT'S "THE LORD SPOKE",
  • 07:14 ITS NOT "A SECRETARY OF STATE SPOKE",
  • 07:17 IT'S NOT "A PRESIDENT SPOKE",
  • 07:19 IT'S NOT "THE UNITED NATIONS"
  • 07:21 COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "THE UNITED NOTHING" SPOKE,
  • 07:24 IT IS "THE LORD SPOKE" SAYING,
  • 07:27 "COMMAND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL"
  • 07:29 THE LANGUAGE IS VERY STRONG,
  • 07:30 "COMMAND",
  • 07:31 IT SOUNDS SOMEWHAT FORCEFUL TO ME.
  • 07:34 "AND SAY, WHEN YOU COME INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN"...
  • 07:37 AND THE FIRST STOP HERE IS JERICHO
  • 07:40 WHERE THERE WAS A BATTLE ROYAL PLAYED OUT
  • 07:42 AND WE KNOW HOW GOD MIRACULOUSLY ENABLED THEM TO HAVE SUCCESS IN THAT CONFLAGRATION...HE SAYS,
  • 07:48 "WHEN YOU COME INTO THE LAND, THIS IS THE LAND THAT SHALL FALL TO YOU AS AN INHERITANCE."
  • 07:55 NOTE AGAIN THE LANGUAGE,
  • 07:57 ITS NOT JUST A BATTLE FOR NOW,
  • 08:00 IT'S A BATTLE FOR TOMORROW IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS.
  • 08:04 HE SAYS, "WHEN YOU COME INTO THE LAND THAT WILL FALL TO YOU AS AN INHERITANCE, THE LAND OF CANAAN"
  • 08:09 AND THEN HE GOES TO ITS BOUNDARIES
  • 08:12 AND THEN THE LITERATURE IS EXPLICIT IN NOTING THE BOUNDARIES THAT I SHOWED YOU ON THE MAP.
  • 08:19 NOW AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING NEGATIVE...
  • 08:23 AND IT'S NOT LIKE THE HEAT IS GETTING TO ME OUT HERE...
  • 08:26 BUT LET ME SAY, AS CLEAR AS IT IS THAT THIS LAND IS COMMITTED TO A PARTICULAR PEOPLE,
  • 08:32 I'M CLUELESS AT ONE LEVEL HOW REASONING BIBLE PEOPLE JUST DON'T SEEM TO GET IT...
  • 08:40 MAKES NO SENSE TO ME AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 08:42 THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF BLINDNESS OVER THE EYES OF SOME BIBLE READERS.
  • 08:46 JEWS ARE FOREVER BEING ACCUSED OF HAVING A BLINDNESS,
  • 08:48 THEY READ THE BIBLE AND THEY CAN'T SEE IT,
  • 08:51 WELL TO ME IT ISN'T JUST A QUESTION OF WHY JEWS CAN'T SEE THINGS ABOUT JESUS IN THE BIBLE,
  • 08:58 ITS WHY JESUS PEOPLE CAN'T SEE THINGS ABOUT JEWS IN THE BIBLE
  • 09:02 LIKE THE FACT THAT THERE IS A PARTICULAR PEOPLE THAT'S GIVEN A PARTICULAR PLACE.
  • 09:07 FRANKLY, AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING OVERLY PESSIMISTIC,
  • 09:10 THIS IS A SERIES I SHOULDN'T EVEN HAVE TO MAKE.
  • 09:13 IT IS JUST SO SIMPLE,
  • 09:14 IT IS SO "ONE PLUS ONE EQUAL TWO"
  • 09:16 AND THAT IS THAT GOD GAVE THIS LAND TO THE JEW.
  • 09:20 AND THE STORY IS PLAYED OUT RATHER DRAMATICALLY
  • 09:23 AFTER SPENDING MANY, MANY YEARS IN A WILDERNESS.
  • 09:26 THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BEGAN THEIR CONQUEST OF CANAAN.
  • 09:29 LEAVING THE BASE CAMP THEY HAVE A STRUGGLE AT JERICHO RIGHT BEHIND ME.
  • 09:36 AND THEN THERE'S A CAMPAIGN TO THE SOUTH THAT WILL GO UP NORTH
  • 09:40 AND THE END RESULT WILL BE
  • 09:41 IS THAT THE MAIN BACKBONE OF CANAANITE RESISTANCE WILL BE BROKEN
  • 09:46 ENABLING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO TAKE THEIR INHERITANCE.
  • 09:51 FRIENDS, IF WE READ THE BIBLE...
  • 09:54 IF WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE...
  • 09:56 LET'S STAND UP FOR WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 09:58 AND SUPPORT THE JEWISH BID FOR RESIDENCY HERE IN THE ANCESTRAL HOMELAND.
  • 10:21 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
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  • 10:31 WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 10:34 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE,
  • 10:36 "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES"
  • 10:38 INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDS, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 10:43 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 10:46 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 10:50 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 10:54 (JEFF SPEAKING)
  • 10:57 THE BACKDROP THIS WEEK TO OUR CONTINUED STORY OF THE MODERN STATE OF ISRAEL
  • 11:01 IS THE HISTORIC, INDEPENDENCE HALL IN TEL AVIV.
  • 11:05 HERE'S DAVID DOLAN.
  • 11:09 I'M STANDING IN INDEPENDENCE HALL IN TEL AVIV
  • 11:11 WHERE THE STATE OF ISRAEL
  • 11:13 WAS DECLARED IN 1948
  • 11:15 BUT MUCH HAPPENED IN THE YEARS BEFORE THAT
  • 11:17 THAT LED TO THAT HISTORIC MOMENT.
  • 11:19 IN 1931 THE ARAB LEADER OF THE LAND, HAJ AMIN HUSSEINI,
  • 11:23 HELD A PAN-ISLAMIC CONFERENCE
  • 11:25 BRINGING MUSLIMS FROM AROUND THE REGION
  • 11:27 WHERE THEY DECLARED THERE WILL BE NO JEWISH STATE HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 11:30 TWO YEARS LATER A MAN NAMED ADOLF HITLER CAME TO POWER IN GERMANY
  • 11:34 SOON AFTER WRITING "MEIN KAMPF"
  • 11:36 WHERE HE DECLARED THAT ALL THE JEWS OF EUROPE WOULD BE SLAUGHTERED.
  • 11:39 250,000 JEWISH REFUGEES FLED GERMANY DURING THE 1930'S AND CAME HERE TO LIVE IN THE LAND.
  • 11:46 AS THE NUMBERS INCREASED THE MUSLIM RESISTANCE INCREASED AS WELL.
  • 11:50 AND IN 1936 AN ARAB GENERAL STRIKE WAS HELD.
  • 11:54 80 JEWS WERE KILLED IN RIOTING THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
  • 11:58 AS A RESULT OF THAT THE BRITISH HELD A CONFERENCE
  • 12:00 AND DECIDED TO PARTITION THE LAND INTO AN ARAB AND A JEWISH STATE,
  • 12:04 NO LONGER PROMISING TO FULFILL THE MANDATE'S CALL
  • 12:07 FOR JUST A JEWISH STATE WEST OF THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 12:10 SOON AFTER THAT ANOTHER GENERAL STRIKE BROKE OUT IN 1938.
  • 12:14 MORE JEWS WERE KILLED,
  • 12:16 MORE ARABS WERE KILLED.
  • 12:18 THE ARABS HERE FELT FOR SURE THAT HITLER WOULD LAUNCH A WAR IN EUROPE
  • 12:21 AND WOULD BE VICTORIOUS AND THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE JEWISH STATE HERE.
  • 12:26 IN 1939 AS A RESULT OF THAT VIOLENCE THE BRITISH ISSUED SOMETHING CALLED
  • 12:30 "THE WHITE PAPER"
  • 12:31 AT A CONFERENCE IN LONDON.
  • 12:33 IT PROPOSED A BI-NATIONAL STATE
  • 12:35 IN WHICH THE JEWS WOULD BE A MINORITY.
  • 12:37 ONLY 75,000 MORE JEWS WOULD BE LEAD INTO THE LAND AFTER THAT
  • 12:41 AND THEN NO MORE.
  • 12:43 WELL, THE JEWS REALIZED THIS WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER...
  • 12:46 THEY WOULD PROBABLY BE KILLED BY THE ARAB MAJORITY HERE IN THE LAND.
  • 12:51 NEVERTHELESS, THEY ACCEPTED THIS PLAN.
  • 12:53 LATER THAT SAME YEAR HITLER INVADED POLAND AND WORLD WAR II BEGAN.
  • 12:58 IT WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 13:01 THEY HOLOCAUST WOULD TAKE THE LIVES OF 600,000,000 JEWS.
  • 13:05 FEW JEWS IN THE LAND HERE BELIEVED WHAT THEY WERE HEARING,
  • 13:08 THAT THIS MASS SLAUGHTER WAS TAKING PLACE.
  • 13:10 MEANWHILE GERMAN GENERAL ROMEL
  • 13:12 WAS ON HIS WAY TO PALESTINE
  • 13:14 WITH THE GOAL OF DRIVING THE JEWS OUT OF THE LAND AND TAKING THE HOLY LAND FOR GERMANY.
  • 13:20 IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
  • 13:22 HIS FORCES WERE STOPPED IN EGYPT BY ALLIED FORCES WHICH BY NOW INCLUDED THE UNITED STATES.
  • 13:26 THAT WAS IN JULY OF 1942.
  • 13:30 DURING THE WAR WINSTON CHURCHILL PROMISED THE JEWS A STATE DESPITE "THE WHITE PAPER"
  • 13:35 AND THEY FOUGHT WITH HIM AND HELPED HIM IN HIS WAR EFFORT.
  • 13:39 BY 1947 THE BRITISH WANTED OUT OF THIS CONFLICT.
  • 13:42 FOLLOWING THE WAR
  • 13:44 THE NEW GOVERNMENT IN LONDON WENT BACK ON THAT PROMISE OF A JEWISH STATE,
  • 13:47 AGAIN PROPOSING A BI-NATIONAL STATE.
  • 13:49 ATTACKS WERE LAUNCHED AGAINST BRITISH POSITIONS HERE IN THE LAND BY VARIOUS JEWISH GROUPS...
  • 13:55 TRAINS WERE BLOWN UP AND OTHER THINGS.
  • 13:57 IN CAIRO HAJ AMIN HUSSEINI
  • 13:59 WAS ORGANIZING AN ARAB ARMY
  • 14:01 TO TAKE THE LAND AFTER THE WAR.
  • 14:03 IN NOVEMBER OF 1947 THE UN VOTED
  • 14:06 TO PARTITION THE LAND INTO A JEWISH AND ARAB STATE.
  • 14:09 THE JEWISH STATE WOULD BE IN THREE DIFFERENT PARTS.
  • 14:11 IT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
  • 14:14 AND YET IT WAS STILL ACCEPTED BY THE JEWS.
  • 14:17 AND YET THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS BORN
  • 14:20 IN THIS HALL, MAY 14TH, 1948.
  • 14:23 THIS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
  • 14:25 WAS SIGNED BY DAVID BEN-GURION
  • 14:27 AND 18 OTHER DELEGATES.
  • 14:28 THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS BORN.
  • 14:57 FOR THE LORD THY GOD BRINGETH THEE INTO A GOOD LAND
  • 15:01 A LAND OF FIG TREES AND POMEGRANATES
  • 15:05 A LAND OF OLIVE OIL AND HONEY
  • 15:08 ARISE...WALK THROUGH THE LAND
  • 15:12 FOR ALL THE LAND WHICH THOU SEEST
  • 15:15 TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT
  • 15:18 AND TO THY SEED FOREVER
  • 15:21 WORSHIP IN THE SHADOWS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB
  • 15:26 BEHOLD THE LAND OF THE COVENANT
  • 15:38 IN SO MANY WAYS ISRAEL IS A MODERN MIRACLE.
  • 15:43 AND WHEN PEOPLE COME IN CONTACT WITH MIRACLES
  • 15:46 IT HAS A WAY OF BLESSING.
  • 15:48 AND SO WE ARE ALL ABOUT WANTING TO BLESS YOU TO GET YOU TO THE MIRACLE.
  • 15:52 AND TRACIE WORKS WITH US TO HELP FACILITATE THAT.
  • 15:55 GLAD YOU'RE HERE TRACE.
  • 15:57 IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE DR. SEIF.
  • 15:58 WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO DO IF THEY WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL WITH ME AND YOU?
  • 16:01 WE HAVE MADE IT EASIER THAN EVER.
  • 16:03 PEOPLE CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE.
  • 16:04 WE HAVE TOTALLY EXPANDED IT.
  • 16:06 THEY CAN GET OUR BROCHURE,
  • 16:07 OUR REGISTRATION FORM;
  • 16:08 THEY CAN EVEN REGISTER ON LINE.
  • 16:10 THEY'RE GONNA WANT TO DO THAT MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
  • 16:11 WE DO PLAN OUR TOURS AT LEAST A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
  • 16:14 THEY DO SELL OUT QUICKLY.
  • 16:15 BUT PEOPLE CAN ALSO CALL ME AT 1-800-WONDERS
  • 16:18 I'M IN THE OFFICE EACH DAY
  • 16:20 AND I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT OUR TRIPS.
  • 16:22 AND I'D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU IF YOU'RE THERE WITH US ON THOSE TRIPS
  • 16:26 WITH ME AND TRACE AND MY WIFE AND FRIENDS.
  • 16:28 HEY LISTEN, IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM US
  • 16:30 BUT CAN'T GO TO ISRAEL WITH US,
  • 16:32 WE'RE HAPPY TO SEND YOU OUR MAGAZINE JUST FOR THE ASKING.
  • 16:36 ITS IS BREAKING NEWS TODAY
  • 16:38 AND WE'D LIKE TO LOOK AT
  • 16:39 WITH BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES.
  • 16:41 AND SO IF YOU'RE GAME TO HEAR FROM US THEN CONTACT US AT
  • 16:45 1-800-WONDERS
  • 16:47 OR ON OUR WEBSITE LEVITT.COM
  • 16:49 I SHOULD SAY AS WELL
  • 16:50 THAT COMING UP IN A LITTLE BIT
  • 16:52 IS THE OFFER ON TODAY'S PROGRAM,
  • 16:53 A BOOK THAT I WROTE CALLED
  • 16:55 "GUNS AND MOSES".
  • 16:57 AN ODD TITLE
  • 16:58 BUT I THINK SOMETIMES GOD IMPOSES UPON US
  • 17:01 TO CONTEND FOR THAT WHICH HE HAS FOR US.
  • 17:04 WELL THERE'S A BATTLE ROYAL GOING ON IN ISRAEL.
  • 17:07 WHENEVER GOD HAS HIS WILL WORKING,
  • 17:09 SATAN HAS AN ASSIGNMENT AGAINST IT
  • 17:11 AND ME AND DAVID DOLAN
  • 17:13 ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU NOW
  • 17:15 TO OUR NORTHERN MOST MILITARY OUTPOST IN OVERLOOK.
  • 17:18 COME WITH US AND HAVE A LOOK.
  • 17:23 WE'RE HERE COURTESY OF
  • 17:24 THE ISRAELI ARMY, LITERALLY,
  • 17:26 THEY GAVE US ACCESS
  • 17:27 TO A BASE THAT'S RIGHT
  • 17:29 AT THE CORNER WHERE WE HAVE
  • 17:31 JORDAN ON ONE END,
  • 17:32 SYRIA ON THE OTHER
  • 17:33 AND ISRAEL.
  • 17:34 GOODNESS...WHAT A PLACE!
  • 17:36 AND WHAT A STRUGGLE TO GET TO THIS PLACE, YES DAVID?
  • 17:38 WELL ABSOLUTELY
  • 17:39 WE'RE AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
  • 17:42 WHERE WE HAD INTENSE BATTLES IN 1967,
  • 17:44 INTENSE BATTLES IN 1973,
  • 17:47 THIS POSITION AND MANY ISRAELI POSITIONS
  • 17:50 WERE OVERRUN BY THE SYRIANS IN THAT WAR.
  • 17:53 AND WE HAVE THESE THREE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE ALSO HAD OTHER STRUGGLES...
  • 17:56 SYRIA, AND JORDAN HAVE HAD NEAR CIVIL WAR A COUPLE OF TIMES...
  • 18:02 STRUGGLES BETWEEN THEM AS WELL.
  • 18:04 WE HAVE A DISPUTE OVER WATER GOING ON...
  • 18:06 VERY LITTLE WATER.
  • 18:07 WE'RE HERE ON A HOT DAY
  • 18:08 AND THE THREE COUNTRIES WANT IT.
  • 18:10 WE HAVE THE SEA OF GALILEE RIGHT BELOW
  • 18:12 WHICH OF COURSE IS SUCH A STRATEGIC FRESH WATER RESERVOIR FOR ISRAEL.
  • 18:17 AND SYRIA WOULD LIKE IT BACK AND AGAIN,
  • 18:20 ESPECIALLY FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE,
  • 18:22 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SYRIA BEING JUST A FEW MILES HERE.
  • 18:24 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT JORDAN BEING RIGHT BEHIND US HERE AS WELL.
  • 18:28 WE CAN LITERALLY SEE...
  • 18:29 AND I'M LOOKING DOWN THIS WAY TOWARDS THE VALLEY BELOW
  • 18:33 WHERE THERE'S ISRAELI COMMUNITIES.
  • 18:34 WE CAN SEE COMMUNITIES FROM THE THREE COUNTRIES
  • 18:36 RIGHT HERE MEETING TOGETHER IN THIS LITTLE SPACE
  • 18:39 AND OF COURSE COUNTRIES JORDAN AND ISRAEL HAVE A PEACE PACT BUT WITH SYRIA
  • 18:43 CERTAINLY NO PEACE AT ALL THERE.
  • 18:45 WELL WHEN I THINK OF PEACE
  • 18:48 I'M REMINDED OF A PEACE OF GOD
  • 18:50 THAT COMES FROM WALKING IN A COVENANT WITH GOD.
  • 18:52 AND ROLLING THE TAPE BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS,
  • 18:54 HE SPOKE TO MOSES AND HE HAD A PEACE PLAN FOR PLANET EARTH
  • 18:58 AND IT ENTAILED GIVING A CERTAIN PEOPLE
  • 19:00 A CERTAIN PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE
  • 19:02 AND HERE WE STAND.
  • 19:03 IT SEEMS LIKE ITS PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED
  • 19:06 WITH ISRAEL EMERGING
  • 19:07 AMIDST ALL THESE TENSIONS.
  • 19:09 IT REALLY IS
  • 19:10 AND YOU KNOW WE HAD AS PART OF THE MANDATE GIVEN TO BRITAIN
  • 19:14 TO HELP ESTABLISH A JEWISH STATE...
  • 19:16 RE-ESTABLISH AS YOU POINTED OUT
  • 19:18 BECAUSE IT WAS HERE IN ANCIENT TIMES...
  • 19:21 THIS AREA WAS MEANT TO BE PART OF THAT STATE.
  • 19:23 AND IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE
  • 19:25 THAT IT WAS HANDED OVER TO FRANCE
  • 19:27 WHICH THEN INCLUDED IT IN THE MANDATE FOR SYRIA.
  • 19:30 SO THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THIS STRUGGLE ON THIS PARTICULAR HEIGHTS
  • 19:33 IF THE ORIGINAL DECLARATION AFTER WORLD WAR I
  • 19:37 HAD BEEN ADHERED TO.
  • 19:39 BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE THAT CAME FROM THE ARAB WORLD AGAINST THAT
  • 19:42 AND SO WE HAVE THIS STRUGGLE
  • 19:44 AND OF COURSE ITS STILL GOING ON TODAY...
  • 19:46 THE SYRIANS DEMANDING THAT ISRAEL EVACUATE THIS PLATEAU.
  • 19:49 THERE IS PEACE AS I SAID BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
  • 19:52 BUT CERTAINLY NOT THIS OTHER ONE.
  • 19:53 AND WHERE IT WILL END UP WE DON'T KNOW
  • 19:55 BUT THE FACT THAT WE'RE AT A BASE
  • 19:57 AND THESE GUYS ARE ON THE LOOK OUT ALL THE TIME
  • 19:59 JUST ILLUSTRATES THAT THAT BATTLE STILL GOES ON.
  • 20:02 YES AND I LOVE TO BRING CAMERA CREWS HERE
  • 20:05 AND DAVID I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE WITH US TO EXPLAIN IT SOME.
  • 20:08 WITH THE BIBLE IN VIEW I'M REMINDED WHEN I LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS VISTA
  • 20:13 AND I THINK OF THE TENSIONS
  • 20:14 WE'RE LOOKING AT REAL ESTATE
  • 20:16 THAT WAS VOUCHSAFE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 20:18 AND I'M REMINDED AS WE STAND HERE,
  • 20:20 AND AS YOU REMIND US OF BATTLES PRESENT
  • 20:23 AND AS I THINK OF BATTLES IN BIBLE DAYS
  • 20:26 I'M REMINDED OF A STRUGGLE THAT GOES BACK
  • 20:28 TO THE PAGES OF THE BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 20:30 AND ITS ALL ABOUT ESTABLISHING GOD'S KINGDOM PLAN
  • 20:32 HERE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 22:44 BEAUTIFUL PSALM.
  • 22:46 PSALM 147 GIVES VOICE IN VERSE 2
  • 22:49 TO GOD'S BUILDING UP JERUSALEM
  • 22:52 AND THEN GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT
  • 22:53 GATHERING THE OUTCASTS
  • 22:55 AND HEALING AND BINDING WOUNDS.
  • 22:57 I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO IMPRESS YOU
  • 23:00 BUT THAT IS HAPPENING TODAY.
  • 23:02 IT'S AN EXAMPLE WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS IT
  • 23:04 AND THE MODERN NEWS SHOWS IT.
  • 23:07 BUT WHEN GOD IS AT WORK IN THE WORLD,
  • 23:09 HELL IS JUST THERE PRESSING AGAINST
  • 23:11 AND WHILE GOD IS GATHERING
  • 23:13 THERE ARE FORCES THAT ARE BENT ON SCATTERING.
  • 23:16 LET'S JUST GIVE AWAY WHAT GOD IS DOING
  • 23:18 SO IT'S AN OLD, OLD STORY...
  • 23:21 GOES BACK TO GENESIS
  • 23:22 AT THE VERY BEGINNING...
  • 23:24 THE STRUGGLE.
  • 23:25 WELL, ZOLA LEVITT AND TOM MCCALL
  • 23:27 LOOK AT A MAP
  • 23:28 AND TALK ABOUT THE BACK AND FORTH,
  • 23:30 THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE THAT SO MUCH CONSTITUTES WHAT GOES ON IN ISRAEL.
  • 23:34 IT'S NOT JUST POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL.
  • 23:36 BUT OFF WE GO NOW TO HEAR ZOLA AND TOM.
  • 23:41 IT INCLUDES A
  • 23:42 LARGE AREA HERE
  • 23:44 IN EVEN DAMASCUS.
  • 23:45 WELL THIS IS MOST OF SYRIA
  • 23:46 AS WE SEE SYRIA TODAY
  • 23:48 EVEN IT'S A VERY ANCIENT CAPITAL CITY, DAMASCUS
  • 23:52 AS YOU SAY,
  • 23:54 SO WE'RE IN A TIME WHERE
  • 23:55 THERE'S A PEACE CONFERENCE
  • 23:57 THAT'S SAID TO BE BASED
  • 23:58 ON ISRAEL GIVING
  • 23:59 THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
  • 24:00 WHICH A SMALL AREA
  • 24:02 JUST NORTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 24:04 RELATIVE TO THIS WHOLE PORTION.
  • 24:05 OVER TO SYRIA
  • 24:06 WHEN IN REALITY OR BIBLICALLY
  • 24:08 WHAT GOD GAVE TO ISRAEL
  • 24:10 WAS THE MOST PART OF SYRIA.
  • 24:12 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 24:13 AND THEN IT GOES ON
  • 24:14 DOWN THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 24:15 ALL THE WAY TO
  • 24:16 THE BEGINNING POINT
  • 24:18 ON THE DEAD SEA.
  • 24:20 NOW WE CAN SEE
  • 24:21 AS YOU WERE INDICATING THERE
  • 24:23 HOW THIS MATCHES UP
  • 24:24 WITH MODERN ISRAEL
  • 24:26 WITH ITS OVERLAY
  • 24:27 AND WE SEE THAT ISRAEL
  • 24:30 GOES DOWN BELOW
  • 24:31 TO THE RED SEA AND ARAD.
  • 24:35 IT'S REALLY FURTHER DOWN
  • 24:36 IN THE WILDERNESS OF ZIN NOW
  • 24:37 BECAUSE IT GOES TO THE RED SEA
  • 24:40 BUT ITS ALL DESERT FROM HERE SOUTH.
  • 24:42 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 24:43 NOT FERTILE LAND.
  • 24:44 AND THEN WE HAVE
  • 24:45 UP HERE IN THE NORTH
  • 24:46 WHAT YOU WERE POINTING OUT
  • 24:48 ABOUT THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 24:49 IT'S MARKED CLEARLY THERE.
  • 24:51 AND YET HOW THE ORIGINAL BOUNDARY
  • 24:53 THAT WAS GIVEN BY THE LORD THROUGH MOSES
  • 24:55 TO JOSHUA
  • 24:57 WAS WAY OVER INTO HERE.
  • 24:58 SO GOD SAID,
  • 24:59 THIS GOES TO ISRAEL
  • 25:00 AND THE PEACE CONFERENCE
  • 25:02 IS TALKING ABOUT
  • 25:03 WHETHER THIS PART
  • 25:04 GOES TO SYRIA.
  • 25:05 EXACTLY...
  • 25:06 OR THE WEST BANK SO CALLED,
  • 25:07 WHICH IS JUDAH AND SAMARIA...
  • 25:09 WAS ALL OF THIS IN HERE
  • 25:11 AND WHAT'S UNDER DISCUSSION
  • 25:12 IS WHETHER THIS OUGHT TO GO BACK TO JORDAN
  • 25:15 AND YET ALL OF THIS
  • 25:17 AT LEAST TO THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 25:18 WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL LAND GRANT
  • 25:21 GIVEN BY THE LORD THROUGH MOSES TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:43 HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SONG
  • 25:45 "MAP MAKER, MAP MAKER, MAKE ME A MAP"?
  • 25:48 OKAY...IT SAYS "MATCHMAKER"
  • 25:50 BUT I WANT TO BORROW IT
  • 25:52 BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A MATCH BETWEEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 25:56 AND SOMETIMES A PICTURE HELPS TO DO IT.
  • 25:59 AND NEVER MIND THIS FACSIMILE OF AN ANCIENT MAP,
  • 26:04 TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THE BIBLE GIVES A ROADMAP FOR PEACE
  • 26:07 AND IT LETS YOU KNOW WHAT PIECES GO WHERE
  • 26:10 AND IT IS SO CLEAR IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT WHO GETS THE REAL ESTATE.
  • 26:13 OH GOODNESS, WE HEAR IN THE BEGINNING OF DEUTERONOMY THE LAND OF THE AMORITES NOTED,
  • 26:18 AND HEADING SOUTH AT THE END OF DEUTERONOMY MOSES SEES TO ZOAR,
  • 26:23 HE SEES NORTH TO DAN,
  • 26:24 HE SEES A PARTICULAR PEOPLE HAVING A PARTICULAR PLACE
  • 26:28 AND I WANT YOU TO SEE IT TOO.
  • 26:31 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 26:32 BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE THIS DAWNING REALIZATION THAT DIFFICULTIES ASIDE,
  • 26:37 GOD IS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT
  • 26:40 AND HE WHO WATCHES OVER ISRAEL WILL WATCH OVER YOU.
  • 26:43 WELL THINKING OF WATCHING...
  • 26:45 THANK YOU FOR WATCHING US.
  • 26:47 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:48 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:51 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. The Land Promised
  2. Promised to the Next Generation
  3. To All Generations
  4. Entering the Promised Land
  5. Fighting for the Promised Land
  6. Promised Forever
  7. Jesus and the Promised Land
  8. Israel Fulfilling Prophecy

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