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Episode: “Where is America in Bible Prophecy?”
Myles and Katharine hear from Christian leaders about the role of the U.S. in end-times prophecy. Guests include Mark Hitchcock, Daymond Duck, Terry James, Jerry Robinson, Wilfred Hahn, Thomas Horn, and Chuck Missler.
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.

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  • 00:02 Everybody today is worried about Israel for a lot of reasons.
  • 00:05 But we don't worry about Israel because that's God's problem
  • 00:07 because He that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
  • 00:10 We pray for Israel because we're instructed to.
  • 00:12 I tremble...for America.
  • 00:14 The America that used to stand for freedom and liberty is a thing of the past...
  • 00:19 I might say the myth of the past.
  • 00:28 This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come.
  • 00:34 Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse
  • 00:38 deceiving and being deceived.
  • 00:42 But continue in the Holy Scriptures
  • 00:44 which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
  • 00:48 through faith in Christ Jesus.
  • 01:05 Shalom and welcome to our program.
  • 01:07 I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:08 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:09 And today we are going to be speaking about...
  • 01:11 Where is America in Bible prophecy?
  • 01:13 That is a question that I hear all the time.
  • 01:15 Is America in the end times?
  • 01:17 Where do we fit in?
  • 01:18 How does it work that if Israel is the center of God's universe
  • 01:21 then where is America?
  • 01:23 And I want you to be listening during these programs.
  • 01:25 Listen for the hope that is in the message
  • 01:28 because you're going to hear some heavy things
  • 01:31 but we need to know that this is a call to prayer;
  • 01:33 it's a call to know the LORD
  • 01:35 and it's a call to prepare for the days that are coming.
  • 01:37 We have a distinguished panel
  • 01:39 from a recent prophecy conference
  • 01:41 that's going to help us to understand the relationship
  • 01:43 between America and Israel and the end times.
  • 01:46 Right, we as Christians are going somewhere.
  • 01:49 This is not the "be all", "end all" America.
  • 01:52 Obviously we're going to be praying for America
  • 01:54 and believing God for His restoration of the people of God
  • 01:58 to turn their hearts to Him.
  • 02:00 But in Haggai 2:6 it says
  • 02:02 that everything that can be shaken will be shaken
  • 02:05 until the desire of all nations, which is Him, turn to Him.
  • 02:09 So in this time of shaking know that there's a purpose in it.
  • 02:12 It's that we would turn our hearts to Him.
  • 02:15 Now let's go and hear from our distinguished panel.
  • 02:23 Where is America in Bible Prophecy?
  • 02:25 When I go to Bible Prophecy conferences or I'm on the radio
  • 02:27 when people can call in and ask questions
  • 02:30 even if you're talking about a totally unrelated subject
  • 02:32 the number one question you always get is,
  • 02:34 where's America in prophecy?
  • 02:36 Now I've never been asked where is Uruguay in Bible prophecy
  • 02:38 or where is Brazil or Canada.
  • 02:40 Everybody wants to know about America
  • 02:42 because we're the greatest economic political military power that's ever existed.
  • 02:46 So I look at the different passages
  • 02:49 where people try to find America in the Bible
  • 02:51 and I don't believe America is mentioned
  • 02:53 either, certainly explicitly, but even under any of these other veiled references.
  • 02:58 So I think America is missing from the Bible.
  • 03:01 Well when you study Bible prophecy and start looking at the end of the age
  • 03:06 the European Union, a revived Roman empire some people call it,
  • 03:10 is the dominant group of nations in the world
  • 03:12 and if America is in Bible prophecy that's debatable.
  • 03:16 Some think they see it in some of the symbols
  • 03:20 but you can debate whether they do or not.
  • 03:23 So the European Union is going to replace America.
  • 03:26 And the anti-Christ is going to rise to power in the European Union.
  • 03:31 People will say America is Babylon the Great
  • 03:33 or America is the unnamed nation in Isaiah 18
  • 03:36 or the young lions of Tarshish
  • 03:38 or these different places.
  • 03:40 And I look at all those and I find America missing
  • 03:43 which some would say,
  • 03:44 well America is missing as a lot of other countries are.
  • 03:46 But I think us being the greatest power that has existed on earth
  • 03:49 the fact we're not mention is significant.
  • 03:53 I think it means something has happened to America
  • 03:55 and power is shifted to Europe, to the Far East, to the Middle East.
  • 03:59 And I look at different scenarios of how that can take place.
  • 04:02 Economically we see a rush toward one world order.
  • 04:05 We've seen this really since the latter part of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 and on
  • 04:11 where it just seems that there's a big movement toward globalism.
  • 04:16 We have a president who seems bent on bringing the United States into that globalism
  • 04:22 and then we're headed that way very quickly.
  • 04:25 And it seems that in answer to my question of the subtitle
  • 04:30 "Is the United States in Bible Prophecy?"...
  • 04:32 well I think it is to an extent
  • 04:36 in that the question that's always asked is well what happens to the United States?
  • 04:40 And I think that we see something that happens to the United States
  • 04:44 in that we're losing economic power quite quickly and being forced into a global mold.
  • 04:51 So geo-economically we see things developing.
  • 04:56 About 13 or 14 years ago I wrote that there would be an economic collapse.
  • 05:00 And it wasn't new with me.
  • 05:03 I had studied some of the writings of Dr. Billy Graham and, Dr. Grant Jeffrey,
  • 05:08 and Dr. John Hagee and some of the others.
  • 05:10 I believe Revelations 6 verses 5 and 6
  • 05:14 the rider on the black horse:
  • 05:16 that's economic collapse and famine.
  • 05:18 So I've been teaching for years
  • 05:19 that there will be economic collapse and famine
  • 05:22 during the tribulation period after the rapture of the church.
  • 05:24 But because I have taught that it will be during the tribulation period
  • 05:28 and after the rapture of the church
  • 05:30 I've told people, that doesn't mean that we won't have economic problems before then
  • 05:33 and that world leaders won't try to control economic problems
  • 05:38 with stimulus checks and bailouts and interest cuts and these kinds of things.
  • 05:42 Many times what people will want to ask me is
  • 05:44 "Is the nation going to go bankrupt?"
  • 05:47 And our answer to that is no, our nation already is bankrupt.
  • 05:51 We have a national debt that's over 12 trillion dollars.
  • 05:55 We have entitlement obligations
  • 05:57 that take us out to about 60 trillion dollars by the year 2040.
  • 06:00 We're talking about massive, massive debt.
  • 06:03 In 1980 for example
  • 06:06 the United States of America was the world's greatest creditor nation.
  • 06:09 There had never been a nation in the world that had been a better lender nation.
  • 06:13 Basically 3 decades later in 2009 we find ourselves
  • 06:18 now standing as the greatest debtor nation in all of world history.
  • 06:22 Never before in all of world history has there been a greater debtor nation.
  • 06:25 Money... the financial systems that we have in the world today
  • 06:28 are an integral part of Satan's systems.
  • 06:32 He's the prince of the air, prince of the world
  • 06:35 and what other system is out there in the world of man
  • 06:41 that Satan and his minions can use to control the human agenda?
  • 06:46 There isn't anything.
  • 06:47 They're not omnipresent so they need something else
  • 06:50 and something like money and certainly the modern day systems that we built around it.
  • 06:54 And ultimately they will lose control of it.
  • 06:57 In this country what we see happening; we're trying to divide the Land of Israel.
  • 07:01 We're going against God.
  • 07:03 God says I'll cut you into pieces; you cut Israel up I'll cut you up.
  • 07:07 We see our taxes the amount going in is falling.
  • 07:12 People are out of work.
  • 07:13 Unemployment is rising.
  • 07:15 And our tax collections are going to be down I think 18% this year.
  • 07:17 We see deficits over a trillion dollars.
  • 07:19 You can't keep taking in less money and spending more money and survive.
  • 07:24 The dollar's declining.
  • 07:26 People see gold going up; silver going up.
  • 07:28 They're going up because the dollar is getting to be worth less.
  • 07:32 All of this impacts us.
  • 07:34 I think there will be an economic collapse.
  • 07:36 I think we see it coming on the scene now
  • 07:38 but it ultimately will be after the rapture in the tribulation period.
  • 07:47 Right now we're facing several different staggering problems;
  • 07:51 one of them obviously are dollar crisis.
  • 07:53 In the news we've been hearing, ad nauseam, the problems with the United States dollar.
  • 07:57 In the book, "Bankruptcy of Our Nation" we tackle that and say
  • 08:01 why should a Christian really care whether the dollar is in crisis or not?
  • 08:05 That really does play a tremendous impact upon our own spirituality,
  • 08:08 this topic of money.
  • 08:10 Jesus has over 2,000...
  • 08:12 well the Bible itself has over 2,350 verses on money, wealth and possessions alone
  • 08:16 which indicate that God seems to be somewhat interested in our view of money.
  • 08:21 We certainly know that culture has a view of money
  • 08:24 and that God has another view of money.
  • 08:26 There will be the financial aspect to the apocalypse at the end period.
  • 08:32 And we know that's coming and there's financial elements to it; commercial elements.
  • 08:36 Revelations 17 and 18 certainly tells us about that;
  • 08:40 also some Old Testament references.
  • 08:42 That's all coming in the future and it's not all one event.
  • 08:47 It's not one event even in the second half of the tribulation period.
  • 08:50 Revelation 18 takes us through these 3 occasions.
  • 08:54 On 3 occasions in an hour, over a day, so on and so forth.
  • 08:59 But all that's yet future and the things that we're witnessing today its part of an aggression.
  • 09:06 The world has moved over to globalism.
  • 09:08 I personally believe that we are going to go into a post globalism era very, very close.
  • 09:14 And this "global financial crisis" as it's called that we've been through
  • 09:20 and it's not over yet
  • 09:22 is very much one of those catalysts that sort of eggs on;
  • 09:27 pushes the world so to speak to that future agenda.
  • 09:32 That Revelation 6:5 and 6;
  • 09:35 that's the rider on the black horse
  • 09:36 and usually people will say
  • 09:38 "a day's wages for a measure of wheat"
  • 09:40 which means money won't buy very much food.
  • 09:43 Money will be worthless.
  • 09:45 And that's what we see with the deficits
  • 09:47 and printing a whole lot of money,
  • 09:50 of the dollar declining
  • 09:51 and food looks like it's going up in the grocery stores
  • 09:54 but it's because our money is going down.
  • 09:56 The value of our money's going down.
  • 09:58 And so there will be an economic collapse.
  • 10:02 There will be famine.
  • 10:03 There's always been famine
  • 10:05 but the worst famine that the world will ever see will be during that tribulation period.
  • 10:09 And that's what I see coming on the scene.
  • 10:11 We're at that point in time
  • 10:12 where we do have a global culture
  • 10:13 certainly with respect to commerce.
  • 10:16 That is that one thing as we call in Revelations
  • 10:18 the false prophet comes in
  • 10:21 and the sign that was required
  • 10:23 so that people may be able to buy and sell.
  • 10:26 We're already there from both
  • 10:27 not just from a technical perspective
  • 10:29 cause that already exists
  • 10:31 but also I would say from a common value.
  • 10:33 All the major financial centers,
  • 10:35 commercial centers around the world
  • 10:37 all the major universities
  • 10:39 they teach the same thing;
  • 10:41 it's one culture.
  • 10:42 We saw this here with the fallout of the global financial crisis within weeks.
  • 10:46 This is a non-physical event the financial crisis.
  • 10:51 Everybody around the world was taken up with it;
  • 10:55 they were afraid by it.
  • 10:56 We never had for example a collapse in trade
  • 11:00 such as we've seen so simultaneously as ever before,
  • 11:04 not even in the 1930s
  • 11:06 with was held up to be one of the worst economic crises the world has ever seen.
  • 11:09 So both from a point of culture and systemic structure
  • 11:17 we're already there
  • 11:19 instantaneously almost.
  • 11:21 Everybody around the world reacts to financial stimuli.
  • 11:23 We all get worried and certainly almost the whole world got worried this last time.
  • 11:28 And it really is a catalyst to change that.
  • 11:31 At least the demigods can use it for catalyst for change.
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  • 13:23 it's not man's land.
  • 13:25 And when you come to Israel you really sense a special presence of the LORD there
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  • 13:45 You know as we are speaking about these heavy times that we're living in
  • 13:48 I want you to know that it's also a message of hope.
  • 13:51 This is a message all about the desire of nations
  • 13:54 which is Yeshua Himself.
  • 13:55 One thing we like to do for you
  • 13:57 is monthly give you a reason to hope.
  • 13:59 When you receive one of our Levitt Letters
  • 14:02 you will hear the good news;
  • 14:03 things that are going on through Israel,
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  • 14:17 So let's go to our interview now with Thomas Horn.
  • 14:22 Imagine the earth was destroyed
  • 14:23 and you traveled here from another planet
  • 14:25 and you found a dollar
  • 14:27 and you saw "In God We Trust".
  • 14:29 And you said, well what god were they talking about?
  • 14:31 If you interpreted it based on the symbolism on the U.S. dollar
  • 14:36 you would interpret it as either a Greek or Roman god.
  • 14:40 You would definitely not connect it to a Biblical Judeo or Christian God
  • 14:45 because there's no symbolism on the dollar that equates to that.
  • 14:49 Furthermore if you look at the Apotheosis of George Washington in the U.S. Capitol dome
  • 14:53 what heaven is he ascending into?
  • 14:55 He is surrounded not by Jehovah,
  • 14:57 not by Yahweh, not by Jesus,
  • 14:59 not by Michael the Arch Angel,
  • 15:01 he is surrounded by Greek pagan deities;
  • 15:04 Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Minerva, Isis.
  • 15:07 This was the belief system.
  • 15:10 And even the founding of Capitol Hill
  • 15:12 comes from Capitoline Hill where Zeus was the chief of the gods.
  • 15:16 All of the framework, the design, the layout,
  • 15:18 the U.S. Capitol dome,
  • 15:20 the Obelisk which is the symbol of the erect male phallus of Osiris.
  • 15:25 It is all symbolism based on Freemasons.
  • 15:28 They believe about the future return of Osiris
  • 15:31 which is the Egyptian version of Apollo in Greek mythology.
  • 15:37 Well George Washington of course a 33 degree mason.
  • 15:42 The Freemasons were very much involved with the design and layout
  • 15:46 of this great seal as you see it.
  • 15:48 The great seal itself,
  • 15:50 especially the reverse side of the great seal,
  • 15:52 is very important because on the great seal there is a prophecy.
  • 15:55 It's from the Apollonian Priestess the Cumaean Sibyl.
  • 15:59 That's where the language "Novus Ordo Seclorum" is taken from.
  • 16:03 And it is a prophecy about the return of Apollo,
  • 16:06 "Apollyon" in the New Testament,
  • 16:09 who will return at the end of time and give birth to a new world order.
  • 16:13 We set out to study not the dollar bill as a matter of fact.
  • 16:17 We were looking into other things
  • 16:19 that led to a prophecy that we found about the year 2012
  • 16:23 and frankly there's been so much conversation about the year 2012
  • 16:26 I didn't have any interest in it either.
  • 16:28 I felt it was mostly just New Age ramblings...
  • 16:31 the Maya...
  • 16:33 nothing that I would put on a par with Biblical prophecy.
  • 16:35 But we found a 500 year old prophecy.
  • 16:38 This came by the way from scholarship.
  • 16:40 This was interpreted by an academic by the name of Richard Luxton
  • 16:45 who interpreted the Book of the Chumayel,
  • 16:47 the Counsel book of the Yucatec Maya
  • 16:49 that was written down in the 1500s.
  • 16:51 And their most important prophet
  • 16:54 the Chilam Balam, the Jaguar shaman
  • 16:56 prophesied and connected the year 1776 with a 13 stepped countdown
  • 17:03 that would end in the year 2012
  • 17:05 with the return of their highest god.
  • 17:08 When I saw that I wanted to know...
  • 17:10 13 steps...
  • 17:11 1776 in Roman numerals at the base of a 13 stepped pyramid
  • 17:16 over which hovers the eye of Apollo,
  • 17:20 the eye of Osiris, Horus
  • 17:23 and even U.S. Presidents...
  • 17:26 Roosevelt...
  • 17:27 Vice Presidents...
  • 17:29 Henry Wallace
  • 17:30 believed... they were 32 degree masons.
  • 17:32 They believed that that was a prophecy about the return of the great architect of the universe;
  • 17:38 their deity basically.
  • 17:40 This is written in their own memoirs.
  • 17:42 This is not me making this up.
  • 17:44 They believed that it was their responsibility to put that seal on the dollar
  • 17:48 which would then set in motion
  • 17:50 what would ultimately lead to a new world order.
  • 17:53 Both "Annuit Coeptis", "Novus Ordo Seclorum"
  • 17:57 and by the way the greatest experts in the world
  • 17:59 including Robert Hieronimus who the government considers
  • 18:02 to be the foremost authority on this seal,
  • 18:04 say in their writings that this is the prophecy
  • 18:07 of the coming of a pagan god at the end of time.
  • 18:10 "Novus Ordo Seclorum" is taken from the Cumaean Sibyl.
  • 18:13 If you go to the Sistine Chapel
  • 18:15 and look up into the Sistine Chapel,
  • 18:18 the Cumaean Sibyl is placed alongside the Old Testament prophets.
  • 18:21 It's startling.
  • 18:22 But this prophecy is from the Chumaean
  • 18:25 and her prophecy if you read her prophecy,
  • 18:27 "tis thine own Apollo comes".
  • 18:30 She is specifically talking about Apollo.
  • 18:32 The reason that's important is because in the New Testament
  • 18:35 the Apostle Paul speaking of the anti-Christ
  • 18:38 who will also herald the coming of a new world order and a global dictatorship.
  • 18:44 Paul says, "He will be the son of perdition"
  • 18:47 and the Greek word as you know
  • 18:49 "Perdition" - "Apoleia"-
  • 18:51 "Apollyon" -"Apollo".
  • 18:53 John says in the apocalypse that the beast will rise up out of the bottomless pit
  • 18:58 and go into perdition...
  • 19:01 "Apoleia" -
  • 19:03 "Apollyon" -
  • 19:03 "Apollo";
  • 19:05 so that most Americans are completely not aware that there is a prophecy on the U.S. dollar
  • 19:10 about the coming of the man that we would identify as Christians as "the anti-Christ".
  • 19:15 So I'm just telling you that those facts can't be disputed
  • 19:19 and even the greatest experts
  • 19:20 even the 33rd degree freemasonic counsel out of Washington D.C.,
  • 19:26 the Heredom,
  • 19:27 the House of the Temple;
  • 19:28 I went and met with them.
  • 19:30 I said, "Here's what I believe this mythology represents"
  • 19:32 and they said, "You are right that's exactly what it represents."
  • 19:35 Of course the bigger picture may be what is happening in our world today around the world.
  • 19:40 Not only are people using this phrase...
  • 19:43 Nancy Pelosi recently referring to a new world order;
  • 19:46 George W. Bush in his inaugural speech is saying
  • 19:49 when our founders placed this phrase "Novus Ordo Seclorum" on the U.S. dollar bill
  • 19:54 they were looking forward to an ancient plan that is meant to be fulfilled.
  • 19:59 And now around the world...
  • 20:01 the collapse of the U.S. dollar...
  • 20:02 people calling for a new global government.
  • 20:05 Maybe we have entered in to a period of time that is the unfolding of Biblical prophecy.
  • 20:17 As we hear these messages they can be very daunting
  • 20:19 because we realize that we're in a time of shaking.
  • 20:22 But I need you to know something.
  • 20:24 In the book of Revelation the fact that God is on the throne
  • 20:27 is mentioned 40 times.
  • 20:29 He's in charge.
  • 20:30 Right, He's in charge of the whole earth.
  • 20:32 Exactly
  • 20:34 There are 4 views of interpreting the book of Revelation.
  • 20:36 There's the historicist view,
  • 20:38 the idealist view,
  • 20:39 the preterist and the futurist.
  • 20:41 Some of them have to do with symbolism only.
  • 20:44 Some have to do with thinking everything happened before 70 A.D.
  • 20:47 Others that we're in the time of the unfolding
  • 20:49 The futurist view which is the one that we take
  • 20:52 says that we are in the unfolding of the end times
  • 20:55 and we're going to see the things that are spoken of in the book of Revelation come to pass.
  • 21:00 We have good news though.
  • 21:01 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that any should perish
  • 21:05 but all come to everlasting life.
  • 21:07 That's ultimately the message of the entire book.
  • 21:11 So let's go to our interview with Chuck Missler.
  • 21:14 Paul, last verse of I Corinthians 9
  • 21:17 said that he keeps himself in subjection
  • 21:20 "lest after preaching to others I myself might be a castaway".
  • 21:25 Paul was paranoid;
  • 21:27 he lived his life as a type A.
  • 21:29 And what was he paranoid of?
  • 21:31 Not of salvation,
  • 21:33 he wrote the book on eternal security;
  • 21:35 it's called "Romans Chapter 8".
  • 21:36 But what was he nervous about?
  • 21:38 Losing his inheritance
  • 21:40 We don't teach enough about that.
  • 21:41 Inheritance in the Old Testament could be lost.
  • 21:44 Ask Esau, ask Ruben about that.
  • 21:46 In the New Testament it also can be lost.
  • 21:48 There are parts of it you can't lose.
  • 21:49 You can never lose your sonship.
  • 21:51 The prodigal son never lost his sonship
  • 21:53 but he certainly blew a lot of inheritance.
  • 21:55 So the point is that our inheritance is something that's understudied we think.
  • 21:59 You know the Chinese Christians have an interesting perspective.
  • 22:04 They regard the time we're in as the "kingdom of preparation".
  • 22:07 And what we call "the millennium"
  • 22:09 they call "the kingdom of inheritance"
  • 22:11 and they believe, properly we believe
  • 22:13 that our authorities, responsibilities,
  • 22:17 opportunities in the coming kingdom
  • 22:19 will derive from our faithfulness and perseverance in this kingdom.
  • 22:23 Our behavior matters.
  • 22:25 And they smile at the American Church
  • 22:27 because we sort of have an attitude.
  • 22:29 When someone accepts Christ we celebrate that like a victory as if it's a final.
  • 22:33 It's a starting gun.
  • 22:35 That's when our sanctification begins.
  • 22:37 You see the Church is all walled around in justification
  • 22:40 and it doesn't really understand sanctification.
  • 22:42 The attitude in the American Church
  • 22:44 that once you accept Christ
  • 22:45 it's all done and you relax and so forth
  • 22:48 when in fact salvation is 3 tense;
  • 22:52 it's past, present and future.
  • 22:53 The past tense is justification...
  • 22:55 done deal...done on a cross 2,000 years ago.
  • 22:58 Christ did it all, you can't add to it.
  • 22:59 That would be blasphemy.
  • 23:01 But we go on from there to sanctification which is the present tense of salvation
  • 23:04 which is a progressive thing.
  • 23:06 We're all works in progress;
  • 23:07 we're not finished yet and our behavior matters.
  • 23:09 How does it matter?
  • 23:11 In glorification in the kingdom
  • 23:13 we're not talking about salvation; we know we're saved.
  • 23:14 Before the judgment seat of Christ everyone there is saved.
  • 23:17 The issue is the rewards; the fruit bearing.
  • 23:20 It's the fruit bearing that's being measured, tested and rewarded.
  • 23:24 And most Christians aren't focused on that.
  • 23:26 I can tell you candidly
  • 23:28 everybody today is worried about Israel for a lot of reasons
  • 23:31 but we don't worry about Israel because that's God's problem,
  • 23:34 because He that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
  • 23:36 We pray for Israel because we're expected to.
  • 23:38 I tremble for America.
  • 23:41 I've spent over 30 years in the strategic arena;
  • 23:44 my career path prior to being a publisher.
  • 23:46 And I can tell you candidly
  • 23:48 the most painful years of my life have been the last few
  • 23:52 as I begin to realize that what I used to regard as patriotism
  • 23:57 I now regard as an obsolete form of idol worship.
  • 24:01 The America that used to stand for liberty is a thing of the past.
  • 24:06 I might say the myth of the past.
  • 24:09 The net of it is though
  • 24:10 is I think the damage that is being done is not reparable.
  • 24:12 And a lot of people think that the upcoming elections
  • 24:15 this thing will probably be repaired.
  • 24:17 I don't think so.
  • 24:18 Even if it was
  • 24:20 I don't think the kind of damage that's been done to what we used to embrace as America...
  • 24:23 I think it's over...
  • 24:25 that it's done.
  • 24:26 And I think the times that are coming are more troubled than ever.
  • 24:29 Now that may be a great blessing from a spiritual point of view.
  • 24:32 Our Chinese friends, the Chinese Church prays for the American Church,
  • 24:35 prays for persecution
  • 24:36 because they believe that will make it healthier
  • 24:38 and they're really right in a sense.
  • 24:40 But the point is I think there are very, very dark times coming for America
  • 24:43 and it's a challenge for all of us
  • 24:45 is "a" to understand them
  • 24:46 and to be prepared to minister in those times
  • 24:49 because I think things are going to get far more rough than most people have any idea.
  • 24:55 The primary thing that overwhelms me
  • 24:58 is the Biblical illiteracy
  • 25:00 in the pulpits not only in the pews.
  • 25:02 And so I think it's a time to do our homework,
  • 25:06 a time for us to dust off the things we thought we knew and make sure we do
  • 25:11 and be prepared to give people answers.
  • 25:14 And I think that's the primary thrust to get serious about it.
  • 25:19 I think that it's a question of stewardship of our hearts
  • 25:22 and I think God wants to be number one on a list of one...not ten.
  • 25:25 And now is the time to focus.
  • 25:28 Now is the time to take Him seriously.
  • 25:30 And I think every one of us are called to a specific ministry
  • 25:34 and they're not the same.
  • 25:36 And the great adventure in life is to discover that specific ministry He's called us to
  • 25:40 and then get about it...
  • 25:41 get on it
  • 25:42 cause I think the time is short.
  • 25:44 It's exciting, challenging
  • 25:45 and preparation is essential
  • 25:48 and now is the time.
  • 25:51 I love Chuck Missler's teaching.
  • 25:53 It can be very heavy.
  • 25:55 It can be hard to hear.
  • 25:57 But think about the overview of the entire Bible in the story that we're living.
  • 26:01 In Genesis death is introduced
  • 26:03 but in the book of Revelation life eternal is produced.
  • 26:06 In Genesis Satan comes on the scene
  • 26:09 but in the book of Revelation we see Satan defeated.
  • 26:12 In Genesis we're barred from the Tree of Life
  • 26:15 but in Revelation we're restored to the Tree of Life.
  • 26:19 And in Genesis paradise is lost
  • 26:20 but in Revelation paradise is restored to those who believe.
  • 26:24 That's right Myles.
  • 26:26 In the book of Revelation there's an actual book of life
  • 26:30 that God's is calling all of us
  • 26:32 to have our names written in...the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 26:35 And that will give us the entrance into the Kingdom of His great Son;
  • 26:39 the kingdom that will last forever
  • 26:42 and that is an eternal promise
  • 26:44 that we can know that we can know
  • 26:46 that we have that promise in Him
  • 26:48 because of His blood and His sacrifice we can have eternal life.
  • 26:52 So it was our joy to call you to that place of surrender
  • 26:56 to the LORD
  • 26:57 and make sure that your name is in the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 27:00 And it's exciting;
  • 27:01 it's a Jewish tradition too
  • 27:04 to make sure that your name is written in the Book of Life.
  • 27:07 Every fall on the Day of Atonement
  • 27:09 we ask that our names will be written in the Book of Life.
  • 27:12 Through Yeshua we can have our names written in the Book of Life.
  • 27:15 Absolutely
  • 27:16 And so on that note
  • 27:18 we want to remind you till we see you again,
  • 27:22 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
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Episodes in this series

  1. In New Wineskins
  2. Bill Koenig and Yoram Ettinger
  3. Gary Fisher and David Reagan
  4. Robert Mawire
  5. Where is America in Bible Prophecy?
  6. Aliens among us
  7. Bill Salus and August Rosado
  8. Israel, The East, and the End of Time

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