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Episode: “Bill Salus and August Rosado”
Bill Salus discusses three future wars: the Palestinian-led war mentioned in Psalm 83, the Gog and Magog war, and Armageddon. August Rosado speaks against Replacement Theology and the nuclear arrangement with Iran, and looks toward the day when Jesus reigns from Jerusalem.
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.

Caption transcript for Israel In Prophecy: “Bill Salus and August Rosado” (7/8)

  • 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.
  • 00:20 But continue in the Holy Scriptures
  • 00:23 which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
  • 00:27 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
  • 00:48 And we want to welcome you today.
  • 00:50 Today we're going to be speaking about Israel in prophecy.
  • 00:53 The scripture talks about can a nation be born in a day;
  • 00:56 and yes God birthed the nation of Israel.
  • 00:59 It also talks about in Matthew 24:4-8
  • 01:02 that wars and rumors of wars will take place in the last days
  • 01:07 before our LORD Himself will come.
  • 01:10 Yes, Isaiah saw it 800 years before Christ was born
  • 01:13 He said in Isaiah 66:8
  • 01:15 that a nation will be born in a day
  • 01:17 looking forward to 1948
  • 01:19 when Israel came back into our own land.
  • 01:22 But there are contending voices.
  • 01:23 There are spirits coming against the land, against the people;
  • 01:27 primarily against the God of the people
  • 01:29 because that is what really is going on.
  • 01:32 We're looking forward to seeing the unfolding of this prophecy
  • 01:35 and we're going to see 3 major wars before the LORD returns.
  • 01:38 There's the Psalm 83 war...
  • 01:40 the Arab surrounding nations;
  • 01:42 there's Gog and Magog which will draw in Iran and Russia;
  • 01:44 and finally there's Armageddon
  • 01:46 which will be all nations coming against Jerusalem
  • 01:49 including the kings of the East.
  • 01:51 We're going to hear about that today
  • 01:52 from our good friend Bill Salus.
  • 01:54 He's a prophecy teacher
  • 01:56 and he's got some real insight into the coming days.
  • 01:59 So let's go to our interview with Bill Salus.
  • 02:02 Well I think it's very applicable for our time.
  • 02:04 It's a prophecy written 3,000 years ago
  • 02:06 by King David's worship leader Asaph
  • 02:09 who was also a prophet we're told in 2 Chronicles 29:30
  • 02:13 And he talks about a confederacy that's going to come together
  • 02:17 of Arab populations and people groups
  • 02:19 which today happen to share common borders with Israel.
  • 02:22 Lebanon, Hezbollah are there...
  • 02:24 Syria, Jordan, Iraq,
  • 02:26 Saudi Arabia, Palestinians, Hamas, Egypt...
  • 02:32 enemies of Israel since Israel became a nation and the wars that they fought.
  • 02:35 And of course the terrorists groups have spawned from that.
  • 02:38 But Asaph says that they're going to come together in a confederacy;
  • 02:42 they're going to form a devious plan
  • 02:44 and they're going to try to cut the nation off
  • 02:47 that the name of Israel can be remembered no more.
  • 02:50 It's a confederacy that wants to wipe Israel off of the map
  • 02:54 and we're told later on is Psalm 83:12
  • 02:57 that they want to take for themselves
  • 02:59 the pastures of God for a possession.
  • 03:02 So it's a prophecy that has not found fulfillment yet through the Old Testament
  • 03:07 and they want to destroy the nations of Israel
  • 03:10 which means there has to be an Israel...
  • 03:12 there was no Israel between 70 AD and 1948
  • 03:15 but there is an Israel now.
  • 03:17 And what is the mantra of a lot of the Arab states over there right now?
  • 03:22 Hamas terrorist population on to the Gaza,
  • 03:24 "we don't recognize Israel's right to exist".
  • 03:26 Syria doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist.
  • 03:29 Really if it's a prophecy for our time;
  • 03:31 and I sincerely think it is,
  • 03:33 they don't want peace with the Jews.
  • 03:35 No they don't
  • 03:36 They want one more Arab state
  • 03:38 and they want to hail the flag of Palestine over that state.
  • 03:40 And they want a universal caliphate
  • 03:42 with its capitol in Jerusalem
  • 03:44 They do and a matter of fact
  • 03:46 the Muslim Brotherhood when they were in power
  • 03:48 right before Mohamed Morsi got ousted this past June
  • 03:51 they had wanted to march towards Jerusalem at some point.
  • 03:54 That was going to be his ultimate goal.
  • 03:56 And not just them, that's also with the Palestinians
  • 03:59 that they want Jerusalem to be the eternal capital of the Palestinian state
  • 04:03 and that's widespread in Islam.
  • 04:06 And so we've really been getting a lot of pressure in that direction.
  • 04:09 When the Palestinian authority
  • 04:11 once the United Nations at the end of 2012 got a non-member state status
  • 04:16 3 days later early December
  • 04:18 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority,
  • 04:21 said one day Jerusalem will be the eternal capital of the Palestinian state.
  • 04:27 That's what they want.
  • 04:29 When you look at the end time prophecy of Psalm 83
  • 04:32 how many nations are involved in this confederacy?
  • 04:36 Well when Asaph wrote 3,000 years ago
  • 04:40 he had Ammonites and Moabites and Edomites
  • 04:43 and I often like to say gigabytes...
  • 04:45 Yeah (laughing)
  • 04:48 But we have little time so I'll keep it focused.
  • 04:51 But he didn't have Palestinians,
  • 04:53 he didn't have Jordanians, Hezbollah, things like that
  • 04:55 so we have to extrapolate who was he trying to identify for us
  • 04:58 when the prophecy is going to find fulfillment;
  • 05:00 who will they embody as far as territorially,
  • 05:03 as far as ethnically and things like that.
  • 05:05 So he mentions 10 populations
  • 05:07 and among them first he talks about the tents of Edom
  • 05:11 Now whenever you have a member in a confederacy listed first
  • 05:15 they tend to be very important in that confederacy...
  • 05:18 their plight or they're the leader or something like that.
  • 05:21 So "tents of" speak of the Edomites in a habitation condition.
  • 05:26 "Tents of" Biblically represent refugee conditions or military encampments.
  • 05:30 So I go through my book
  • 05:33 and do the research as to who are the Edomites today
  • 05:36 and the Edomites have descended from Jacob's twin brother Esau
  • 05:39 and they have ethnical representations in the Palestinians today.
  • 05:43 The Palestinians became refugees
  • 05:46 when they first came against Israel in 1948.
  • 05:49 That's when the "tents of Edom" became a reality
  • 05:52 And now we've got a problem.
  • 05:53 That's true
  • 05:54 We've still got a refugee crisis
  • 05:56 and what are the Arab states trying to banner?
  • 05:58 A Palestinian state
  • 06:00 You know... let them have Palestine,
  • 06:01 we need one more Arab state
  • 06:03 and we don't want them to be refugees anymore;
  • 06:05 we want to destroy Israel so we can take over the Promised Land,
  • 06:09 the Pastures of God,
  • 06:10 so we can have a Palestinian state.
  • 06:12 It's amazing how meticulously accurate
  • 06:15 the prophetic Word of God is isn't it?
  • 06:18 And you can certainly see that in your detail analysis of Psalm 83.
  • 06:23 I've been told there's what, 9 end time battles in the Bible?
  • 06:28 Actually Dr. David Reagan has come out with...
  • 06:31 I think it's something called
  • 06:33 "The 9 End Times Wars of the Bible"
  • 06:35 and he does a really good job on that.
  • 06:37 Three real big ones though that I'm focused on would be
  • 06:41 the Psalm 83 which would be
  • 06:43 the climactic concluding Arab-Israeli war
  • 06:45 which I believe could be very well eminent
  • 06:47 in light of all the geopolitical things
  • 06:49 that are going on right now especially since "Arab Spring".
  • 06:53 I think that then Israel wins that war.
  • 06:55 I point out that the Israeli Defense Forces
  • 06:58 rally to the cause;
  • 06:59 they're in fulfillment of Bible prophecy,
  • 07:02 they win that war,
  • 07:03 then Israel can burgeon out a little bit...
  • 07:06 a little more territory...
  • 07:07 become a little safer...
  • 07:08 they will be prosperous,
  • 07:10 they're already very prosperous.
  • 07:11 And then you got this big, big major prophetic war
  • 07:14 described in Ezekiel 38 and 39
  • 07:17 where Russia puts together a coalition...
  • 07:20 9 total countries totally different than Psalm 83.
  • 07:23 None of the coalition in Ezekiel 38 and 39 share common borders with Israel
  • 07:30 And Iran is mentioned in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
  • 07:33 Ezekiel 38 and 39...
  • 07:34 and of course Iran's in the news now with their nuclear program
  • 07:37 so I believe the Israel that is involved in Ezekiel 38 and 39
  • 07:40 were given descriptions...
  • 07:42 they're dwelling securely in the midst of the land
  • 07:44 in the later days
  • 07:46 without walls, bars nor gates;
  • 07:47 they're very prosperous.
  • 07:49 Then Russia musters up its coalition
  • 07:51 to come against that specific Israel
  • 07:54 and Todd personally at this point I don't believe that Israel exists entirely.
  • 07:58 They're not dwelling securely...
  • 08:00 they've got a 403 mile wall that separates Palestinian territory
  • 08:04 and they've got check points and things like that over there.
  • 08:08 Now when they can eliminate the concerns
  • 08:11 with the Arab problem around them,
  • 08:13 and certainly nobody wants war
  • 08:16 but apparently that's what it's going to come to,
  • 08:18 then they can dwell securely
  • 08:20 and they can take down that wall
  • 08:21 if we want to look at that literally.
  • 08:23 The Berlin wall came down real quick;
  • 08:25 so can that wall.
  • 08:26 So I think that we could be looking at
  • 08:29 very detailed prophecies dealing with that war
  • 08:32 Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38
  • 08:33 and then of course the grand-daddy war of all
  • 08:35 as the final climactic war when the Armageddon campaign,
  • 08:39 the anti-Christ...that's another thing in the tribulation period.
  • 08:43 Where do you think the United States is in all of this?
  • 08:47 Do you think maybe the rapture happening right before the tribulation
  • 08:52 plays a factor into their pacifist protesting Rome?
  • 08:57 Well that would certainly neutralize not only the American army
  • 09:02 but it would also neutralize a lot of the European armies
  • 09:05 and Western armies in general.
  • 09:06 As a matter of fact in the scenario you're suggesting there
  • 09:09 if you have Israel winning some wars in Psalm 83 and the Russian war where it actually,
  • 09:15 not the IDF, but the LORD stops that war we're told
  • 09:18 with fire and hailstones and brimstone in Ezekiel 38.
  • 09:21 And now you've got this different Israel...
  • 09:23 this burgeoning Israel...
  • 09:25 and all of a sudden you take out the rapture with the Christians.
  • 09:29 They're will be a lot of Christians go out of Europe
  • 09:31 because now all of a sudden Russia... There's a big void.
  • 09:34 The coalition of Gog and Magog is predominantly all Muslim.
  • 09:37 No Muslims unless they believe in Jesus...
  • 09:39 and if they believe in Jesus they become a Christian not a Muslim any further...
  • 09:42 those Muslims are not going to be raptured,
  • 09:45 their armies will still be 100 percent intact.
  • 09:47 Western armies will be neutralized.
  • 09:50 Greatly depleted
  • 09:52 Greatly depleted; not just America but also Lutherans
  • 09:55 and Germany and that sort of thing
  • 09:57 So you would have a situation where Russia could say
  • 09:59 look Iran, Turkey, Libya
  • 10:01 and the other members involved in that coalition say,
  • 10:04 look the only thing standing between us and superpower status now
  • 10:07 is that burgeoning Israel over there;
  • 10:10 let's go get their wealth;
  • 10:11 they think they're dwelling securely at this point in time
  • 10:13 and let's go tackle them.
  • 10:15 So that would be in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
  • 10:17 So that's if the rapture occurred before Ezekiel 38 and 39.
  • 10:22 It makes sense...you know it all seems to fit together.
  • 10:25 Well we don't know the timing of course of the rapture.
  • 10:28 Right it's a sign-less event...
  • 10:30 it's eminent...
  • 10:31 it could happen at any moment.
  • 10:33 I subscribe to a pre-trib rapture.
  • 10:36 I don't think the church will be appointed to the wrath of God So do I
  • 10:40 displayed in the tribulation.
  • 10:43 But I also believe Psalm 83 is a pre-trib scenario
  • 10:47 and I point out why it can't happen in the tribulation.
  • 10:50 When you understand the Psalm
  • 10:51 it has to happen before the tribulation.
  • 10:53 I also believe there's sound reasons to think
  • 10:56 that Ezekiel 38 and 39 happens
  • 10:58 at least 3 1/2 years before the tribulation...
  • 11:01 they're burning weapons for 7 years.
  • 11:03 So in the first half of the tribulation 3 1/2 years they could be burning weapons
  • 11:06 and the first 3 1/2 years before the tribulation they could be burning weapons
  • 11:10 so some of us subscribe to the thought that
  • 11:12 that's also a pre-trib event and the rapture of course pre-trib.
  • 11:17 So three big pre-trib events
  • 11:20 that seem to be on the nearby horizon
  • 11:21 and all game changes for the world.
  • 11:26 Psalm 83 is a very important psalm for us to know.
  • 11:30 It's about the surrounding nations that will attack Israel.
  • 11:33 But God Himself will defend His nation in His Name.
  • 11:38 You see it says in Psalm 83 that they may know
  • 11:41 that "I Am alone Jehovah;"
  • 11:44 "I Am the LORD of all"
  • 11:47 "the most high over all the earth".
  • 11:49 It is so exciting to know the One that keeps His people.
  • 11:53 Yes and really that's what it's about.
  • 11:55 When you see the attack against Israel
  • 11:57 you really need to know the attack is really against
  • 11:59 the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who is Israel.
  • 12:03 It's amazing to realize that the United Nation's
  • 12:06 high commission for refugees
  • 12:08 is made up of all the service to all the refugees in the world
  • 12:12 They serve 40 million refugees with 7,000 workers
  • 12:17 and they take care of them in one generation.
  • 12:19 The only refugee work that has been going on
  • 12:23 for generation after generation
  • 12:25 has to do with the Palestinian Arabs.
  • 12:27 They have been for 3 1/2 generations
  • 12:30 there are 30,000 workers at the
  • 12:33 United Nations Reliefs and Works Agency...
  • 12:36 30,000 workers permanent class of workers
  • 12:39 to serve only 5 1/2 million people, why,
  • 12:42 because they keep them in a permanent refugee class.
  • 12:46 And the issue that we hear a lot
  • 12:47 is about the right of return for the Arabs
  • 12:50 but what really is at issue is the right of absorption.
  • 12:54 Those people need to be lifted up and served
  • 12:58 by their Arab brothers and sisters around the world.
  • 13:00 Those surrounding nations
  • 13:02 if they would only welcome them
  • 13:04 and open their doors to them
  • 13:05 there would be peace in the Middle East.
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  • 15:00 It means everything to us.
  • 15:03 You know we're hearing about these wars and rumors of wars
  • 15:06 and the point of all of this conflict
  • 15:09 is to reveal the God of heaven to mankind.
  • 15:12 Scripture tells us
  • 15:13 (speaking Hebrew)
  • 15:17 "that You alone, whose name is the LORD are known in all the earth."
  • 15:22 That's the point of all the wars
  • 15:24 that men would be humbled.
  • 15:26 It's so amazing to me that Israel is in God's eyes,
  • 15:29 on God's heart;
  • 15:30 mentioned 2,566 times in the Bible...
  • 15:34 "Jerusalem" 811 times in the Bible.
  • 15:37 Is Jerusalem in the Koran?
  • 15:38 Not once
  • 15:40 Now let's go to Todd Baker interviewing August Rosado.
  • 15:46 Israel is very important to God.
  • 15:47 If you read your Bible
  • 15:49 Israel is mentioned 2,566 times in the scriptures
  • 15:53 so Israel is very important to God.
  • 15:55 God has a plan for Israel and the Jewish people.
  • 15:59 Unfortunately many of those in the church today
  • 16:01 have counted Israel out with this replacement theology
  • 16:04 and saying that because Israel rejected Jesus as the Messiah
  • 16:08 God is through with Israel,
  • 16:09 wants nothing to do with the Jewish people anymore
  • 16:12 and all the promises that God gave to the Jews are now null and void
  • 16:16 and have been transferred over to the church
  • 16:18 and so now the church is the new Israel.
  • 16:20 We don't subscribe to that here at "Today in Bible Prophecy" ministries
  • 16:23 and I know that Zola Levitt Ministries does not as well.
  • 16:26 And So God does have a plan for Israel.
  • 16:29 He will fulfill that plan in the not too distant future.
  • 16:32 If you believe in replacement theology
  • 16:34 then you better rip Romans chapters 9, 10
  • 16:37 and especially chapter 11 out of your Bible
  • 16:39 because Paul blows that doctrine right out of the water.
  • 16:43 He sure does and in Romans 11:1 and 2 he poses this hypothetical.
  • 16:48 He said has God cast away His people whom He foreknew?
  • 16:51 His people meaning Israel the Jewish people
  • 16:53 And He says
  • 16:54 In verse 2 God forbid
  • 16:57 God forbid or "meganointa"
  • 16:59 which is the strongest negative in the Greek, negative emphatic.
  • 17:02 And then I think of Jeremiah 31:35-37
  • 17:05 that God said the nation of Israel
  • 17:07 will always exist before Him.
  • 17:09 The universe would have to cease to exist first
  • 17:12 if God were to forsake Israel as a nation right?
  • 17:16 Exactly I love using Jeremiah 31.
  • 17:18 I preached a message a long time ago called
  • 17:20 "How to Destroy Israel"
  • 17:22 and if you can count all the stars that are in the sky
  • 17:25 and give God an accurate number
  • 17:27 God says I'll break my promise to Israel.
  • 17:29 If you can count every single grain of sand that's on the seashore
  • 17:33 and give God an accurate number
  • 17:35 God said I'll wipe Israel off the face of the map pretty much.
  • 17:38 But the point is that is impossible.
  • 17:41 And so God says it's impossible for me to break my promises with Israel and the Jewish people.
  • 17:48 So to say that God is done with Israel
  • 17:50 is in my thinking it's just impossible.
  • 17:55 Well it's theological anti-Semitism really.
  • 17:58 What it's called...yeah
  • 18:00 When I look at an Israeli,
  • 18:02 as you know I go to Israel 3 times a year to bring the Gospel of Yeshua back to them,
  • 18:06 I look at them eye to eye and say when I look at a Jewish person I know 3 things are true.
  • 18:11 Number 1 God exists
  • 18:13 Number 2 the Bible is true
  • 18:14 And Number 3 God keeps His promises
  • 18:17 that He made with Israel that are revealed in scripture.
  • 18:19 Exactly, why does Satan hate the Jewish people so much
  • 18:24 when Number 1 they gave us the scriptures;
  • 18:26 they gave us the Word of God.
  • 18:27 Romans Chapter 3:2 tells us
  • 18:29 that God committed the oracles to them
  • 18:32 so all of the authors of the Bible are Jewish.
  • 18:36 I even believe that Luke was a Jew contrary to popular belief.
  • 18:40 I do too.
  • 18:41 I think he was a Hellenistic Jew.
  • 18:42 Absolutely...absolutely
  • 18:44 So all the authors of the Bible were Jewish
  • 18:46 Number 2 he hates Israel because they gave us Yeshua.
  • 18:50 They gave us the LORD Jesus Christ.
  • 18:52 And the 3rd reason he hates the Jews
  • 18:54 is because at the second coming of Jesus Christ
  • 18:57 at the end of the 7 year period of tribulation
  • 18:59 he is coming back
  • 19:00 not to Washington D.C.,
  • 19:02 not to Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 19:04 He is coming back to Eretz Israel...
  • 19:06 He's coming back to the Land of Israel
  • 19:09 to the City of Yerushalayim,
  • 19:10 to the City of Jerusalem
  • 19:11 where He will one day establish a millennial kingdom reign
  • 19:15 which I believe will be literal,
  • 19:17 it'll be physical and it will be bodily
  • 19:19 there in the City of Jerusalem.
  • 19:21 Satan thinks that if he can
  • 19:23 wipe Israel off of the face of the map
  • 19:24 and kill every single Jew
  • 19:26 it will thwart the promises of God
  • 19:28 that Jesus Christ will come back to this earth.
  • 19:30 But we know that's not going to happen
  • 19:32 because we read the end of the book
  • 19:33 and we know who wins.
  • 19:35 (Todd speaking) Absolutely Well you know it reminds me
  • 19:37 of this thing going on with Iran right now.
  • 19:40 Inexplicably the Whitehouse claims they made a deal
  • 19:43 with Iran over their acquisition of a nuclear weapon
  • 19:47 and to think that they're just going to stop doing that
  • 19:51 is ridiculous when quite frankly
  • 19:53 their religion Islam teaches them
  • 19:55 that they can lie to the infidel
  • 19:57 and secretly carry out their plans for destruction.
  • 20:00 And we know that Islam is not friendly
  • 20:04 to the Jew or to Israel.
  • 20:05 That's right...that's right
  • 20:07 And of course lying is justified in Islam
  • 20:10 as long as it furthers the cause it's justified in Islam.
  • 20:13 And this deal that President Obama made with Iran
  • 20:18 as well according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 20:20 was a very historic mistake.
  • 20:22 And I agree with the Prime Minister.
  • 20:24 I mean Iran is laughing behind the scenes.
  • 20:27 It's not stopping their nuclear program
  • 20:29 it's only slowing it down.
  • 20:31 But they're still enriching uranium.
  • 20:33 They still want to make a nuclear bomb.
  • 20:36 And just like Iran's former president Ahmadinejad
  • 20:40 this new guy Hassan Rouhani
  • 20:43 he's saying we're going to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
  • 20:46 And so in their mindset
  • 20:48 in order to bring in an Islamic caliphate, a global kingdom,
  • 20:51 we need to start World War III,
  • 20:54 wipe the infidels, the Jewish people in Israel
  • 20:57 off the face of the map
  • 20:58 and then we can usher in this Islamic kingdom
  • 21:02 or what they call the Mahdi,
  • 21:03 the Muslim messiah.
  • 21:05 So these guys are serious about what they believe... They sure are
  • 21:09 dead serious in what they believe.
  • 21:11 They're crazy but they're dead serious in what they believe.
  • 21:13 They want to wipe Israel off the face of the map
  • 21:16 but we know according to Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39
  • 21:18 there will be a Russian led Arab coalition of nations
  • 21:20 that will come up against the Jewish people
  • 21:23 possibly early on in the tribulation period
  • 21:25 but God said He's going to wipe this invasion out
  • 21:29 and all those Arab nations will be destroyed,
  • 21:31 Russia will be destroyed but Israel will be standing
  • 21:35 and probably come to know Yeshua as their Messiah.
  • 21:38 Do you see the Obama administration's foolish deal with Iran...
  • 21:43 do you see that as the beginning point of America now turning away from Israel?
  • 21:47 That could be a possibility.
  • 21:49 I mean the Bible makes it clear
  • 21:50 that one day all nations will come up against Israel.
  • 21:53 And even though there's not any specific reference
  • 21:56 to the United States in Bible prophecy
  • 21:58 yet we can find general references to all nations
  • 22:02 and of course America is part of all nations.
  • 22:04 Zechariah 12: 2-3, God says
  • 22:07 I will bring all nations against Jerusalem,
  • 22:09 I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling,
  • 22:11 I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone against
  • 22:15 those nations who try to take Jerusalem away from the Jews.
  • 22:17 In Zechariah 14:2 He says
  • 22:19 I will gather all nations...
  • 22:22 sure you could throw America in there
  • 22:23 if she's even still around...
  • 22:25 I will gather all nations against Jerusalem for battle.
  • 22:28 So the battle is for Jerusalem.
  • 22:30 You read about Jerusalem in the newspapers every single day.
  • 22:33 Palestinian authority...
  • 22:35 we want East Jerusalem for a future capital for a Palestinian state.
  • 22:39 The Arab world...
  • 22:41 we want Jerusalem.
  • 22:42 In Iran once a year they have the annual al-Quds,
  • 22:45 Jerusalem Day.
  • 22:46 We have Arab nations that are saying
  • 22:48 we need to go and take Jerusalem by force away from the Jews.
  • 22:53 And that is in lockstep
  • 22:55 with Bible prophecy in Zechariah 12:2-3.
  • 22:58 It sure is
  • 23:00 Zechariah 14:2 and other passages that we find in the Old Testament
  • 23:03 And God says I will meet these nations head on.
  • 23:05 I will destroy these nations.
  • 23:07 Israel will be the only nation left standing at that time.
  • 23:11 God has promises to keep Todd
  • 23:12 and He will defend His chosen people, the apple of His eye,
  • 23:16 the Jewish people.
  • 23:18 You know Jerusalem obviously is a prominent city in the Bible.
  • 23:23 It's mentioned 811 times in the scripture.
  • 23:26 And Jesus called it the Great City of the King.
  • 23:28 So He understood its significance
  • 23:30 as far as it relates to the place of His future reign here on earth.
  • 23:35 Over 800 times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible
  • 23:37 but not once is it mentioned in the Koran...
  • 23:40 not one specific reference to Jerusalem in the Koran
  • 23:44 but yet the Arabs are saying Jerusalem belongs to us.
  • 23:47 Even the Koran teaches that God gave the land to the Jewish people
  • 23:52 and even calls them the people of the Book.
  • 23:56 And so yes in Revelation Chapter 20
  • 23:58 talks about a literal 1,000 year reign
  • 24:01 And even though those in the church today Todd
  • 24:03 are denying that there will be a literal 1,000 year reign.
  • 24:07 They'll say well sure it says a thousand years
  • 24:08 but it really doesn't mean what it says.
  • 24:11 Well God says what He means
  • 24:12 and He means what He says.
  • 24:14 I mean does He have to put neon lights in the sky
  • 24:15 flashing 1,000 years...1,000 years
  • 24:18 That's what it says 6 times in Revelation 20:2-7
  • 24:21 that He will reign for 1,000 years.
  • 24:24 We just need to take God's Word
  • 24:26 for its plain sense literal meaning
  • 24:28 because the plain sense makes sense.
  • 24:30 Don't look for any other sense
  • 24:32 or you will end up with nonsense.
  • 24:34 There's just a lot of nonsense going around.
  • 24:35 First rule of sound Biblical interpretation...
  • 24:38 take the Bible in its plain, literal sense.
  • 24:41 The Bible interprets the Bible...
  • 24:42 Especially when it comes to Bible prophecy
  • 24:46 And then you think of Joel 3:1-3
  • 24:49 those nations that try to divide the Holy Land
  • 24:52 and rest the Jewish people from it
  • 24:54 are negatively promised sure judgment by God.
  • 24:58 And God says He's going to take those nations and meet them head on in Joel 3
  • 25:02 that you just mentioned in the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
  • 25:04 When I first got saved I thought the Valley of Jehoshaphat
  • 25:07 was the Jezreel Valley in Northern Israel...it isn't.
  • 25:09 It's the Kidron Valley in the city of Jerusalem
  • 25:13 that separates the Mount of Olives
  • 25:14 from the East to the Temple Mount on the West.
  • 25:17 And I take our tour groups into the Kidron Valley
  • 25:20 every single year when we go to Israel
  • 25:22 and I say, "This is the place that Joel talks about in chapter 3"
  • 25:25 "where God said He will meet all those nations head-on in this very valley."
  • 25:30 He's going to destroy those nations, why,
  • 25:32 because they have parted or divided my land.
  • 25:36 And Todd look at what our own country's doing today
  • 25:39 and these political world powers.
  • 25:41 They are trying to divide Jerusalem.
  • 25:44 You know the Vatican says we'll make it an international city.
  • 25:47 The Arabs say no it belongs to us.
  • 25:49 This nation says no we ought to run it.
  • 25:50 It belongs to Israel.
  • 25:52 Jerusalem has been the capital of the state of Israel
  • 25:55 for over 3,000 years
  • 25:57 since King David took it from the Jebusites
  • 26:00 in 2 Samuel Chapter 5.
  • 26:01 I was watching an interview
  • 26:04 when Naftali Bennett the House Administer of Israel
  • 26:06 talking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN
  • 26:10 and he picked up out of his pocket
  • 26:13 a 2,000 year old Jewish coin
  • 26:16 and he said Christiane this is a 2,000 year old coin
  • 26:20 that shows my people were in this land long before the Arabs came on the scene.
  • 26:28 You know we recognize the B'rit Hadasha,
  • 26:30 the New Testament as the final word of God in scripture
  • 26:34 but you know the new covenant really begins in Jeremiah 31;
  • 26:37 it's a promise to Israel.
  • 26:39 And we see in August Rosado's interview
  • 26:42 that he's really making the case
  • 26:43 for the Jewish presence in the land
  • 26:45 and actually King David bought the Temple Mount,
  • 26:49 the threshing floor of Ornan 3,000 years ago
  • 26:52 and established Jerusalem.
  • 26:53 It has been a Jewish land for a very long time.
  • 26:56 It's so wonderful to see...
  • 26:58 you know we know as believers
  • 27:00 that the land was given to the Jews
  • 27:01 but then to see archaeologists prove it with a coin
  • 27:04 it's amazing and we know that it's true.
  • 27:07 Yeah it is
  • 27:09 and we know that He's coming back to a Jewish Jerusalem.
  • 27:11 Absolutely
  • 27:12 That's why we always ask you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • 27:15 So we say it this way
  • 27:16 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:19 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
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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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