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Series: “Israel In Prophecy”
This series addresses the very human need to understand the supernatural. People all over the world are looking for… something. We interviewed key leaders in the prophecy movement in order to equip our viewers with biblical truth as the world explores every strange doctrine.
Episode: “Gary Fisher and David Reagan”
Evangelist Gary Fisher (Lion of Judah Ministry) talks to Todd Baker about how the world will focus on Israel until the end, when all Israel will be saved. Evangelist David Reagan (Lamb and Lion Ministries) tells how the once-lost Hebrew language has been restored, and reports on Israel’s military.

Caption transcript for Israel In Prophecy: “Gary Fisher and David Reagan” (3/8)

  • 00:07 This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come.
  • 00:13 Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse
  • 00:18 deceiving and being deceived.
  • 00:21 But continue in the Holy Scriptures
  • 00:23 which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:44 Shalom and welcome to our program.
  • 00:46 I'm Myles Weiss
  • 00:47 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 00:49 Today we are going to be focusing on Israel in prophecy.
  • 00:52 The restoration of Israel is a sign for us of Jesus' soon return.
  • 00:58 You know Myles it says in Ezekiel 36
  • 01:00 that He's going to re-gather the people back to their land
  • 01:03 that He promised them and that He gave through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 01:08 Yes we're in that land to stay
  • 01:10 according to Amos 9 and many other scriptures
  • 01:12 the gifts and callings are without repentance
  • 01:15 and so the Jewish people are in the land to stay,
  • 01:17 And yet nations are gathering and looking towards Jerusalem
  • 01:21 and are looking for a battle with the God of Israel.
  • 01:24 You know Joel 4:14 says...
  • 01:26 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 01:29 "...the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision."
  • 01:32 In today's program we are going to hear from two speakers from a recent prophecy conference.
  • 01:38 And our staff theologian Todd Baker interviewed them
  • 01:41 about Israel in prophecy and the coming day of the LORD.
  • 01:45 So let's go to those interviews.
  • 01:48 Well all of history's destiny
  • 01:50 is wrapped up in the future of Israel.
  • 01:52 And of course the Bible makes it very plain
  • 01:54 that all things are headed toward the redemption of Israel.
  • 01:58 Israel has lived outside of her country
  • 02:01 in exile for 1900 years or so
  • 02:04 but the Bible makes it plain that in the end days
  • 02:06 all the folks of the world is going to go back to Israel
  • 02:09 and all the blessing that God has available to Him
  • 02:14 will be wrapped up in the glorification and the re-unification of Israel.
  • 02:18 They are re-established back in the land;
  • 02:21 God is now in the plan to restore them
  • 02:23 and they are going to assume all the blessings of God
  • 02:28 and become the head of the nations like God intended for them as a nation to begin with.
  • 02:33 So them being in that land as we recognize today
  • 02:37 is just a sign that God is up; God is moving
  • 02:40 and He is about to do all the promises that He claimed
  • 02:44 that He was going to do for the Jewish people
  • 02:46 and funnel the blessing of God through them to the world.
  • 02:50 Romans (chapters) 9, 10 and 11...
  • 02:53 I like to think of it this way...
  • 02:54 Romans 9...Israel's past
  • 02:56 Romans 10...Israel's present
  • 02:58 Romans 11...Israel's future
  • 03:00 Romans 11:25 a partial hardening has happened to Israel.
  • 03:04 I'm glad the word "partial" is used because if it were a full
  • 03:07 we wouldn't have Peter, James, John, Thaddeus, Bartholomew
  • 03:10 and the other writers of the New Testament.
  • 03:13 They were all Jewish.
  • 03:14 The New Testament church... Absolutely
  • 03:16 A partial hardening has happened to Israel.
  • 03:18 And so we see that partial hardening in play throughout the history.
  • 03:22 But something is about to break loose.
  • 03:25 And the Bible says in Romans 11:25
  • 03:27 that a partial hardening has happened until...
  • 03:31 I love that word "until"
  • 03:34 because I have heard so many sermons in my life
  • 03:37 there's no future for the land of Israel;
  • 03:40 there's no future for the Jew.
  • 03:41 But the Bible says "until" something.
  • 03:44 Until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in
  • 03:47 and then "all" Israel will be saved.
  • 03:51 WOW what other group of people have been promised that
  • 03:55 and what other circumstances could be better
  • 03:58 than the ones that God describes after that?
  • 04:01 So we are looking at a situation right now in the world today
  • 04:06 where God is starting to move that partial hardening away.
  • 04:10 We have the birth of the Messianic movement at the turn of the 1900s.
  • 04:15 Yes
  • 04:16 Today there is over 100 Messianic congregations alone in Israel
  • 04:21 and something like 500 in the world.
  • 04:24 The Jewish people are starting to understand
  • 04:26 Yeshua was and is the Messiah.
  • 04:29 And I love the way John the apostle put it...
  • 04:31 He was, He is, and He is to come!
  • 04:34 And I cannot wait...
  • 04:35 I cannot wait.
  • 04:37 Well you're so right.
  • 04:38 As you know I carry out Gospel outreaches in Israel three times a year
  • 04:42 and I would say 8 out of 10 Israelis that we witness to
  • 04:47 are very open to the Gospel of Jesus
  • 04:50 and receiving the New Testament with the Old Testament in Hebrew
  • 04:54 Well the greatest sign...
  • 04:57 if you'll allow me some liberty for a moment...
  • 04:59 the greatest sign in the world
  • 05:01 that God is about to send the Messiah
  • 05:03 is the restoration of Israel.
  • 05:05 That's right
  • 05:07 Ezekiel 36...I will take you from the countries where you've been scattered...
  • 05:09 I will bring you in to, not somebody else's land, but into your own land...
  • 05:13 then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you'll be clean.
  • 05:16 God invented, if you will, the Jewish nation
  • 05:21 to teach the world what it was like to know a personal God.
  • 05:25 That was what they were originally called to do...
  • 05:27 the priests, if you will.
  • 05:29 Right
  • 05:31 And God has gathered the Jewish people back in the land of Israel
  • 05:34 telling us as a sign that He is going to start putting that plan back into place.
  • 05:39 The Jewish people are going to call on Him.
  • 05:42 They're going to say "Baruch "Haba B'Shem Adonai"...
  • 05:45 "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD"
  • 05:48 which brings His physical return.
  • 05:50 And He is going to come with all the power in the universe and blessing.
  • 05:55 We've been operating under a curse since the Garden of Eden.
  • 05:58 But Zechariah 14 says in that day the curse will be lifted
  • 06:03 and all the power in the universe will be turned into blessing.
  • 06:07 The Jewish people are front and center of all of that plan.
  • 06:11 And them being in the land today
  • 06:12 is a sign that God is about to install that plan and I cannot wait.
  • 06:16 It's an indisputable sign.
  • 06:18 That's why you've got some of these denominations in the church
  • 06:23 who want to divest themselves from Israel
  • 06:25 and deny that modern day Israel is a fulfillment of prophecy
  • 06:28 when it so clearly is.
  • 06:30 Amen
  • 06:31 And to deny that to me is just the height of blindness really.
  • 06:35 I think another thing that's worthy of mentioning
  • 06:39 is that what this world needs is a king.
  • 06:43 We've got Democrats... Republicans...Socialites...
  • 06:47 We've got Communists...
  • 06:48 We've got every kind of...
  • 06:51 Political party
  • 06:53 Political variety you can dream of
  • 06:55 We have never tried a theocracy.
  • 06:58 We are getting ready to endure...
  • 07:00 enjoy is a better word...
  • 07:02 a theocracy.
  • 07:04 Jesus is coming and He is coming according to Zechariah 14:9
  • 07:07 to become King over the whole earth.
  • 07:09 And guess what?
  • 07:11 He is a Jewish Rabbi.
  • 07:13 We are going to have a Jewish Rabbi who is King over the whole earth.
  • 07:17 The Bible will be the constitution.
  • 07:20 The whole world will start the day with Bible study with this Yeshua teaching.
  • 07:25 And I cannot wait brother.
  • 07:27 I just can't wait.
  • 07:28 I'm excited.
  • 07:29 You can see that I think.
  • 07:30 Absolutely
  • 07:32 You know Isaiah 2, the law will go forth from Jerusalem
  • 07:34 and it will be a universal law, a global law
  • 07:37 and there will be no supreme court to say
  • 07:40 you can't bring the scriptures in the public arena.
  • 07:43 Right?
  • 07:44 Amen
  • 07:45 When that "Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai" statement is made
  • 07:48 all the cursing that's in the universe right now will break out on the earth in blessing.
  • 07:53 All the power of earthquakes, tornados, whatever you can dream of in cursing;
  • 08:00 all of that power will be turned into blessing on the world.
  • 08:04 The curse will be lifted.
  • 08:06 It'll be like a renewed Garden of Eden all over when Messiah reigns on earth.
  • 08:12 Amen
  • 08:13 Today would be good with me.
  • 08:14 Yeah...absolutely!
  • 08:16 I'll tell the theological brothers I'll skip the rapture and the tribulation.
  • 08:18 Just get me the King in here.
  • 08:20 What the world needs is a King.
  • 08:21 Amen
  • 08:23 Well for the last 2,000 years the re-establishment of Israel
  • 08:25 has to be the greatest fulfillment of prophecy
  • 08:30 since the time of Jesus' first coming.
  • 08:32 Wouldn't you agree?
  • 08:33 Absolutely
  • 08:35 Ezekiel 33 talks about the dispersion of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.
  • 08:39 Seemingly all hope was gone for the Jewish nation.
  • 08:42 God said in Ezekiel 34,
  • 08:45 I'm going to bring you back to the land...
  • 08:47 I'm not going to leave you dispersed...
  • 08:48 I'm going to bring you back.
  • 08:50 Ezekiel 35 it talks about
  • 08:52 Arabs are mad about Jewish people being back in the land.
  • 08:56 But Ezekiel 36 says, I'm going to bless the land...
  • 08:59 I'm going to bring the tourists there...the passers-by
  • 09:02 and they are going to come and say this land has become like the Garden of Eden.
  • 09:06 Mark Twain went to Israel in 1867.
  • 09:09 Reflecting back on Ezekiel 33,
  • 09:12 God said I will take you from the land...desolate the land.
  • 09:15 In 1867 Mark Twain went there and gave testimony in his diary "Innocence Abroad."
  • 09:21 He said the place is totally desolate...totally desolate.
  • 09:25 That's right...no life anywhere.
  • 09:27 He wrote perhaps there are more rocks on the road in the approach to Jerusalem
  • 09:31 than there are in the surrounding country side.
  • 09:34 Today Israel is one of few net food exporting countries in the world
  • 09:39 in just over 100 years since Mark Twain wrote that.
  • 09:42 (Todd Speaking) I think they're like 3rd in the world aren't they?
  • 09:43 (Gary speaking) I've read in the top 5.
  • 09:45 I don't know about that but I've read in the top 5.
  • 09:48 And I do know that every single year they are breaking export records and that is a total...
  • 09:54 So Ezekiel 36 is literally coming to pass through that.
  • 09:57 36 and then we have 37 the valley of dry bones
  • 10:01 where the average Jewish person is not in belief in God.
  • 10:05 But that's getting ready to change.
  • 10:07 Then we have 38 where the great war of Gog and Magog.
  • 10:11 Then we have 39 with the further description of that.
  • 10:14 And in chapter 40 breaks forth in glory brother, the return of Messiah.
  • 10:18 And the millennial Kingdom
  • 10:20 And then the millennial Kingdom in which He is King of Kings and LORD of Lords.
  • 10:25 You know as a Jewish person it's so exciting to hear a preacher say "Baruch Haba b'Shem Adonai";
  • 10:31 that my Jewish people will cry out for the LORD to come,
  • 10:35 "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD."
  • 10:37 And we're getting close to that day we know that.
  • 10:40 And Yeshua Himself He said in Luke 21:28,
  • 10:44 "when you see these things come to pass, look up, because your redemption draws nigh."
  • 10:49 And that's the season that we're in.
  • 10:51 Right, we're in a time of shaking and we're in the birth pangs
  • 10:54 but there's a great joy that awaits all of us and it's the joy of His return.
  • 10:59 And so as you continue to view with us just rejoice and know that God is soon coming.
  • 11:05 Don't look at all the headlines and the woes that are coming on the earth
  • 11:08 but know that there's a great promise that God's ordained
  • 11:12 for you to be part with Him in these last days.
  • 11:15 We'll be back after this.
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  • 12:52 You know we're continuing our story of Israel in prophecy.
  • 12:55 And Dr. David Reagan was interviewed by Todd Baker recently.
  • 12:59 And he has been the minister of Lion and Lamb ministry for years.
  • 13:03 He's been on radio and TV for many, many years.
  • 13:05 He gives us some interesting insight about where we are in time.
  • 13:08 So let's go to that right now.
  • 13:12 Jesus Himself said I will not return until the Jewish people are willing to say,
  • 13:18 "Baruch Haba b'Shem Adonai"...
  • 13:20 "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD".
  • 13:22 So His return to this earth is waiting for that moment and I can hardly wait.
  • 13:29 It's going to be an exciting moment.
  • 13:31 I'm with you on that.
  • 13:32 You know Tim LaHaye has said that Israel is the super sign of the end times.
  • 13:37 So if anyone has any doubts about the veracity of the Bible as you've long taught
  • 13:42 one only has to look at the miraculous re-gathering of Israel...Right?
  • 13:46 Well yes Israel is very important in the end time.
  • 13:50 The Bible focuses on Israel in the end times
  • 13:52 and talks about many prophecies that will be fulfilled among the Jewish people in the end times.
  • 13:58 One would be the re-gathering of the Jewish people in unbelief
  • 14:00 from the four corners of the earth which started in the 1890s and is continuing to this day.
  • 14:05 I mean there were only 40,000 Jews in all of Israel in 1900
  • 14:09 and today there is over 6 million,
  • 14:11 as many as were killed in the holocaust.
  • 14:13 And then the Bible prophesizes that the State of Israel will be re-established
  • 14:17 and it was on May 14,1948.
  • 14:20 It prophesizes that Jews will get back into the City of Jerusalem.
  • 14:23 On June 7, 1967 that happened.
  • 14:25 It prophesizes in 2 places that I know of
  • 14:27 that the speech, the pure speech of the Hebrew people will be revived in the end times.
  • 14:31 And most people are not aware of the fact
  • 14:33 that when they were scattered all over the world they stopped speaking Hebrew.
  • 14:36 The Jews in Europe took Hebrew and mixed it with German and came up with Yiddish.
  • 14:40 And Jews in the Mediterranean basin
  • 14:42 took Hebrew and they mixed it with Spanish and they came up with Latino.
  • 14:46 And by the time of the 20th century they began going to a synagogue.
  • 14:50 And hearing the Rabbi read from the scriptures
  • 14:55 would be like going to a Catholic mass and listening to a priest read in Latin.
  • 14:59 Good analogy.
  • 15:00 But there was a man who God raised up from Lithuania
  • 15:04 who had this vision of reviving Biblical Hebrew.
  • 15:08 No language like that had ever been revived from the dead again.
  • 15:12 And that was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda.
  • 15:14 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and he came down with tuberculosis in his early twenties
  • 15:19 and was given only a few months to live
  • 15:21 and he said; well I'm going to die in my homeland.
  • 15:23 So he went to Jerusalem of all places
  • 15:25 which was an incubator of disease at that time but he lived.
  • 15:28 He lived till 1922 and he revived the Hebrew language from the dead.
  • 15:33 And this has never been done before.
  • 15:35 A Greek person today can't read the writings of Homer unless they're an academic expert.
  • 15:40 But I was recently at the Dead Sea Scrolls museum in Israel
  • 15:44 and I was telling the group about it.
  • 15:46 We turned around to walk away and heard somebody speaking in Hebrew
  • 15:49 and I turned around and there was a boy about 12 years old
  • 15:52 and he had a pointer and he was pointing at the Isaiah scroll and reading it.
  • 15:56 (Todd speaking) Fantastic
  • 15:58 (Dr. Reagan speaking) Yes...probably preparing for his bar mitzvah.
  • 16:00 And I thought what a miracle that God said He would do it and He did it.
  • 16:04 But there are many other prophesies about Israel in the end times
  • 16:07 such as the military will have a resurgence.
  • 16:11 The military was very great under David and Solomon.
  • 16:14 But there would be a resurgence of the military.
  • 16:16 In fact in Zechariah 12 it says that in the end times
  • 16:19 that Israel's military will be like David and his Goliath.
  • 16:23 It will consume all those round about it.
  • 16:25 They'll be supernatural in its power.
  • 16:28 And we've seen that happen as Israel is one of the smallest nations in the world...
  • 16:31 the size of New Jersey and yet it's ranked in the top 15
  • 16:35 and often in the top 10 military powers of the world
  • 16:38 and they usually rank it number 1 in the effective use of its power.
  • 16:42 That has to be a miracle of God.
  • 16:43 And the other prophecy I would mention
  • 16:46 is that it says in the end times that the whole world would come against Israel
  • 16:50 and primarily over the issue of Jerusalem.
  • 16:52 And that's where we are right now.
  • 16:53 Certainly is
  • 16:55 The whole world is focused on Jerusalem.
  • 16:57 Jerusalem has more international correspondence
  • 16:59 than any other city in the world.
  • 17:02 And it's because the world is focused on Jerusalem.
  • 17:04 So end time prophecy is very much focused on the Jewish people.
  • 17:09 And when we see all these things happening
  • 17:11 we can know that we are living in the season of the LORD's return.
  • 17:14 Nobody knows the date when Jesus is going to come back
  • 17:16 or when the rapture of the church is going to occur
  • 17:18 but I'll tell you this
  • 17:20 you can know that you're in the season
  • 17:21 when you see all of these things happening.
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  • 18:04 Let's go back to our interview with Dr. David Reagan.
  • 18:08 With Iran now this...
  • 18:09 they're becoming more and more of a menace
  • 18:12 and then here we have this recent deal that the Whitehouse struck with Iran
  • 18:17 which we know eventually... The deal with the devil
  • 18:20 Yes Yes
  • 18:21 And a sellout of Israel.
  • 18:23 It's the ultimate sellout.
  • 18:25 It all began with the first Bush administration
  • 18:27 when we forced Israel into the Madrid conference
  • 18:30 and said you must start trading land for peace
  • 18:33 or you will not get our guarantee for a loan from the World Bank
  • 18:37 that they desperately needed to deal with all of the influx of refugees from Russia.
  • 18:42 And so we forced them to start giving away land for peace
  • 18:46 and as anybody knows who knows history
  • 18:48 a policy of appeasement is a self-defeating policy.
  • 18:52 When you try to appease an aggressor all you do is wet their appetite
  • 18:56 and make them to want more and more and more.
  • 18:58 And that's what's been going on
  • 19:00 and we've had Israel's arm on the back up to their neck
  • 19:05 forcing them every step of the way in this land for peace nonsense
  • 19:08 and what has it resulted in?
  • 19:10 They give up the Gaza strip the Gaza strip becomes a launching place for missiles...
  • 19:14 it doesn't work.
  • 19:16 And the only thing the Arabs will recognize is power...
  • 19:20 they recognize power.
  • 19:22 Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about.
  • 19:23 And that is that in 1967 when the Jews won the 1967 war
  • 19:27 the Arabs expected the Jews to do to the Arab sector of old Jerusalem
  • 19:32 exactly what they had done to the Jewish sector.
  • 19:34 When they conquered the Jewish sector in 1949 they blew it up,
  • 19:38 burned it to the ground,
  • 19:39 destroyed the entire thing;
  • 19:40 destroyed all the synagogues.
  • 19:42 They expected the Jews to do the same thing in the Arab order
  • 19:45 and they expected them to blow up the mosque, the mosque of Omar,
  • 19:50 which is really not a mosque but the Dome of the Rock.
  • 19:52 Well the Jews didn't do that.
  • 19:55 They said we want to show you that we want to live in peace with you.
  • 19:58 And we want to show you that by
  • 20:01 we're not going to touch the Arab quarter,
  • 20:02 we're not going to do anything to it
  • 20:04 and we're going to let you have administrative control over the Dome of the Rock.
  • 20:07 Now, from the Arab mentality that is a sign of weakness...
  • 20:12 these are weak people...
  • 20:13 they didn't do what we did...
  • 20:15 they don't have the will to deal with their enemy like we do
  • 20:19 and sooner or later we will conquer them.
  • 20:23 Yeah and the only peace the Arabs want
  • 20:25 is Israel piece by piece.
  • 20:26 Well that's true.
  • 20:28 You know I think the best summary of the whole Middle East situation
  • 20:31 is if the Arabs were to disarm there would be peace in the Middle East.
  • 20:36 If Israel were to disarm Israel would cease to exist.
  • 20:39 Right, Golda Meir even said that
  • 20:40 Israel is not the aggressor...
  • 20:42 they're not the aggressor in the Middle East...
  • 20:44 they want to live in peace and they've done everything they can
  • 20:46 They have humanistic leaders who believe with all their heart
  • 20:49 if they will be kind to their enemy the enemy will be kind to them
  • 20:52 because they believe in the basic goodness of man.
  • 20:56 And the Bible says it doesn't exist...
  • 20:58 man is basically evil and you've got to deal with that evil nature.
  • 21:02 And as long as...
  • 21:03 The leaders of Israel have been very deceived
  • 21:07 and self-deception is the greatest deception of all.
  • 21:09 And they truly believe if they will just do what the western world wants them to do
  • 21:13 and they will also at the same time be very kind and gentle and loving toward the Arab people
  • 21:19 then everything will be okay.
  • 21:21 And it doesn't work...
  • 21:22 it won't work.
  • 21:23 No and they can never satisfy the west.
  • 21:26 Whatever they give them the west will want more and more
  • 21:28 until finally Israel does not exist.
  • 21:30 They've got to dig in.
  • 21:31 Take for example the situation with Iran.
  • 21:33 The whole world is saying to Israel we've got to be patient, you've got to be patient, you...
  • 21:38 Well hey you're sitting here with a guy who is saying
  • 21:41 the moment that we get the nuclear weapon we're going to drop it on Israel.
  • 21:45 (Todd speaking) They said that after the supposed deal with the Whitehouse.
  • 21:48 I know...I know...and you've got a tiny nation.
  • 21:50 All you got to do is hit Tel Avi and you destroy the nation...
  • 21:54 I mean the winds are going to take it to Jerusalem.
  • 21:57 And people don't understand that.
  • 21:59 So what nation in the world...
  • 22:01 what nation in the world would sit there
  • 22:03 and say well we're just going wait and see what happens.
  • 22:05 Any other nation would attack a pre-emptive attack and destroy them.
  • 22:09 Long ago...absolutely
  • 22:11 But if Israel does
  • 22:13 Israel will be condemned by every nation in the world
  • 22:15 just as they were when they destroyed the reactor in Iraq in 1981.
  • 22:19 They destroyed it and the whole world condemned them and the United Nations condemned them.
  • 22:22 Ten years later the whole world said whew, we sure are glad they destroyed that nuclear weapon.
  • 22:27 They will be saying the same when they strike against Iran.
  • 22:30 And you know the interesting thing about that as you well know
  • 22:33 is most of the Arab world is Sunni Muslim
  • 22:35 and they're just as frightened of Iran as Israel is.
  • 22:39 Yeah, Saudi Arabia...
  • 22:41 Yeah and working behind the scenes they're encouraging Israel to do something.
  • 22:45 Talk about strange bedfellows...right? That's right
  • 22:48 America obviously is morally drifting further and further away from God.
  • 22:54 They're beginning to turn from Israel.
  • 22:55 Where do you see this country going
  • 22:57 within the context of end time Bible prophecy Dr. Reagan?
  • 23:00 This nation is literally begging for the judgment of God.
  • 23:04 And the Bible teaches that when a nation has been blessed like our nation has been blessed
  • 23:09 that God expects us to respond with gratitude, with faith, with love.
  • 23:17 Instead we have responded in pride and we have shaken our fist at God.
  • 23:23 We have a president of the United States
  • 23:24 ever since he has been in office every June has issued
  • 23:27 a proclamation celebrating lesbianism, homo-sexuality, bi-sexual, transgendered....
  • 23:34 Which is condemned in Romans 1 among other passages in God's Word.
  • 23:39 I see the message every year when he issues that proclamation
  • 23:42 but this last time I decided to get sarcastic.
  • 23:44 I sent him an email message and I said Mr. President
  • 23:46 you say you believe in equality,
  • 23:48 you believe in non-discrimination.
  • 23:49 Why are you discriminating in your proclamation?
  • 23:52 Why did you not include prostitutes and fornicators
  • 23:56 and adulterers and pedophiles and zoophiles? Good point
  • 23:59 I mean if we're going to celebrate immorality
  • 24:02 we might as well celebrate all of it.
  • 24:03 But we are literally begging for the judgment of God
  • 24:05 and the Bible teaches that when a nation does that
  • 24:07 God will raise up prophetic voices in the nation
  • 24:10 to call the nation to repentance
  • 24:12 and He's been doing that for some time now
  • 24:14 through people like Dave Wilkerson
  • 24:15 and now through people like Jonathan Kahn
  • 24:18 and others who are calling this nation to repentance.
  • 24:21 And then it says that if the prophetic voices are ignored
  • 24:24 He will then put remedial judgments upon the nation.
  • 24:27 And He has been putting remedial judgments upon us ever since the Viet Nam war
  • 24:30 one after another after another.
  • 24:32 And it says that if we ignore those then we cross a line
  • 24:36 where He delivers us from judgment to destruction.
  • 24:38 Yeah
  • 24:39 And that's where we are.
  • 24:41 And what's going to happen I don't know.
  • 24:44 It could be a terrorist attack.
  • 24:45 We're very open to that;
  • 24:47 are borders are so vulnerable and people coming in
  • 24:49 and you know somebody get on a big building in New York and dump a box of anthrax.
  • 24:53 I mean...and so many things that could happen...
  • 24:55 float in a cargo ship with an atomic bomb on it...
  • 24:57 there's so many things that could happen.
  • 24:58 Terrorist attack...
  • 25:00 it could be just the moral rottenness of our nation that we just collapse from that.
  • 25:04 It could be an attack from abroad.
  • 25:07 It could be a combination of those.
  • 25:09 I'm hoping and I'm praying that it'll be the rapture of the church
  • 25:13 because if the rapture occurs this nation will just simply...
  • 25:15 We have more born again Christians than any other nation in the world
  • 25:18 and this nation in a matter of hours would have to be under martial law.
  • 25:23 And probably get into the European Union in order to survive.
  • 25:27 I don't know what it'll be but this nation is begging for the judgment of God.
  • 25:33 I agree with you totally.
  • 25:34 I tell you one thing...
  • 25:36 I said years ago in 2003...
  • 25:37 I said I think it will be an economic collapse because our god is money.
  • 25:41 And our God is a jealous God and when we make god our money I think He'll destroy the dollar.
  • 25:47 As you can hear from that interview we are living in perilous times
  • 25:51 but we're not without hope.
  • 25:53 You know the Bible is full of hope.
  • 25:54 It's a story that begins with a wedding and ends with a wedding.
  • 25:58 It's always about intimacy.
  • 26:00 It's always about God wanting to draw you into a relationship with Himself.
  • 26:03 And He's done that with Israel.
  • 26:05 He'll continue to do that with Israel.
  • 26:06 He wants to do it personally with us as well.
  • 26:09 Yeah, absolutely, you know we're living in perilous times
  • 26:12 but we're not living in times that we can be just absolutely afraid.
  • 26:16 We have a hope where there's a hope of our salvation.
  • 26:19 There's a hope that's greater.
  • 26:21 It's an anchor.
  • 26:22 It takes us beyond what the natural sees into the eternal realm.
  • 26:27 And it's a fresh surrender to Jesus.
  • 26:29 And I know that I myself and Myles and I are making a fresh surrender each and every day
  • 26:35 to make sure there's nothing that's holding us back
  • 26:37 from that high calling that's in Christ Jesus.
  • 26:40 There's a call that takes us beyond this realm into a heavenly realm.
  • 26:43 And when we make that surrender; when we surrender to Him and His call in our life
  • 26:48 and we let go of this world and the desires of this world
  • 26:51 our life affects others for the benefit and for a blessing.
  • 26:55 And I know that's your heart desire
  • 26:58 so I just encourage you to make that fresh surrender today to the LORD
  • 27:01 and I know He'll take whatever care that you have and whatever concern that you have
  • 27:08 and He'll give you a hope.
  • 27:09 It's all true folks.
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  4. Robert Mawire
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