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Episode: “The New Gate”
The New Gate, as its name implies, is the most recent gate and gives access to the Christian Quarter of the Old City. It provides a picture of God's heart for unity. Guests include David Parsons, with the ICEJ; and fiery supporter of Israel Jan Willem van der Hoeven, director of the International Christian Zionist Center.
Series: “Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory”
Myles and Katharine delve into the historical and spiritual significance of each Gate in the Old City wall of Jerusalem. Enjoy the music of Marty Goetz during this eight-part series.

Caption transcript for Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory — “The New Gate” (4/8)

  • 00:01 In the city of the great king, the modest New Gate opens into
  • 00:05 the Christian Quarter.
  • 00:07 It's only adornment, a nearby Star of David.
  • 00:10 Coming up we'll find out why.
  • 00:13 ♪ ♪ ♪
  • 00:23 ♪ My heart was glad ♪ ♪ when they said to me ♪
  • 00:29 ♪ Let us go up ♪
  • 00:32 ♪ Let us go up ♪ ♪ to the gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:38 ♪ Our feet will stand ♪ ♪ in the House of the Lord ♪
  • 00:44 ♪ Yes, let us go up ♪
  • 00:46 ♪ Let us go up ♪ ♪ to the gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:54 ♪ The gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 01:02 Shalom and welcome to our program. I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:04 And I'm Katharine Weiss and we want to welcome you
  • 01:07 to our program Ancient Gates and Future Glory.
  • 01:10 In Jerusalem we're bringing you around the city of our Lord to show you His gates.
  • 01:16 There's such a story that is told by the gates.
  • 01:18 Each one that we go through tells a different aspect of
  • 01:21 the Lord, a different aspect of history, the present conflict
  • 01:24 and the future that's coming that is prophetic in nature.
  • 01:27 This land speaks, doesn't it?
  • 01:29 It really does and that's why we love to bring people there.
  • 01:31 I love our new set. We're bringing Jerusalem into your homes.
  • 01:33 It's really great for us to be here.
  • 01:36 Our guest today, David Parsons.
  • 01:38 One of our favorite interviewees.
  • 01:39 He's from the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.
  • 01:42 When the embassies of the world determined not to move their embassy's from Tel Aviv to
  • 01:48 Jerusalem the Christians of the world said - We will go to Jerusalem because it is the
  • 01:53 ancient capital of the Jewish people.
  • 01:55 Then we also have Jan Willem van der Hoeven.
  • 01:58 He was raised up by Corrie ten Boom and has
  • 02:01 the same passion for seeing the Jewish people saved, safe, and
  • 02:05 coming to faith.
  • 02:06 Yes, and it's beautiful because you see the friendship between
  • 02:09 the Jews and the Christians.
  • 02:10 The Jewish people have said that the Christians are our only
  • 02:13 friends because they're aligning themselves with the book, with
  • 02:17 the bible, a lot like Corrie ten Boom's father said
  • 02:20 to Corrie. Of course we're going to stand with the Jewish people
  • 02:23 in the face of their persecution and in the face of this onslaught from Hitler because
  • 02:28 they're the people of the book. They're the people of the bible.
  • 02:31 When you stand with them you're standing with God.
  • 02:33 Exactly so. As a Jewish person it is so powerful and so comforting for
  • 02:40 me to know that there are believers around the world
  • 02:43 that are awakening and are beginning to stand with the Jews
  • 02:45 It's a miracle.
  • 02:47 So we're calling you to be a friend with Israel.
  • 02:50 So join us now as we go to the New Gate.
  • 03:07 We're at the Old City of Jerusalem standing near
  • 03:09 the New Gate. This is the Sha'ar Ha'Chadash and it is
  • 03:13 the gate that was the most recently rebuild at the end of the 19th century.
  • 03:18 It is our joy to bring you these gates.
  • 03:21 This is the Old City behind us.
  • 03:23 The Christian Quarter is behind us.
  • 03:25 Surrounding the Old City is the modern city of Jerusalem.
  • 03:28 When you think about Jerusalem, it is the desire of all nations
  • 03:32 scripture says and the only way to understand this city or this nation is to understand it
  • 03:37 through scripture. You can't understand it through your mind
  • 03:40 or through politics or even what the news is saying, but you have
  • 03:43 to rest in and rely on what the Word of God says.
  • 03:46 That is exactly the truth.
  • 03:47 How can you ever, anyone, any of us understand what's going on in
  • 03:51 the world, especially in this part of the world except through
  • 03:53 the lens of the bible, the Holy Word of God.
  • 03:56 Being near the Christian Quarter is especially significant for us
  • 03:59 on this television program because we want to bring a
  • 04:03 message to the Christian world about the restoration that God
  • 04:07 want to bring to the Christian world right now.
  • 04:09 Part of that has to do with our understanding of prophecy, the
  • 04:13 end-times and the role of Israel vis-a-vis the church.
  • 04:16 God in this time is restoring and He has restored and it is
  • 04:20 amazing what He is doing even in the Feast of Tabernacles that is here.
  • 04:23 Once a year Christians are coming from all around the world
  • 04:26 to say we stand with the scriptures, we stand with God,
  • 04:29 and therefore we're standing with the Jewish people to see
  • 04:32 them fully restored never again to be plucked up out of this land.
  • 04:36 I like to call it the gospel according to Zechariah.
  • 04:39 In chapters 12, 13, and 14 Zechariah tells us about the
  • 04:43 return of the Lord, the coming of the Messiah and also it says
  • 04:46 that there's coming a day when all the nations will come up to
  • 04:49 keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 04:51 Christians are beginning to do that.
  • 04:53 There's going to be such a revolution in the hearts of
  • 04:56 Christians around the world, those who are believers that
  • 04:59 those that remain, those that are here, those that are part
  • 05:02 of the millennial kingdom will come up once a year to celebrate
  • 05:05 tabernacles with the Jewish people.
  • 05:08 I know you want to be in on that.
  • 05:10 Absolutely, so when you're here behind us remember to pray for
  • 05:13 all the Christians around the world that they would have God's
  • 05:17 eye and not man's eye about Jerusalem.
  • 05:20 Amen
  • 05:24 We hope you're enjoying our series
  • 05:26 Jerusalem- Ancient Gates Future Glory
  • 05:29 As we present the historical and spiritual significance of each
  • 05:33 gate surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem.
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  • 05:49 Jerusalem Ancient Gates Future Glory
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  • 06:27 Standing outside the New Gate, Sha'ar Ha'Chadash it's so
  • 06:30 significant at this time in the age in which we are living
  • 06:33 because the New Gate is the closest to the Christian Qtr.
  • 06:37 Think historically about how difficult it's been for
  • 06:40 the church to be in unity with the purposes of God and the
  • 06:44 purposes of the hour. Right now even if you were to go inside,
  • 06:47 come on a trip with us, come as a pilgrim you'll see that where
  • 06:51 the Greek Orthodox and the Catholic churches are living
  • 06:54 side by side. They're actually fighting over the status quo.
  • 06:58 What is called these issues the way they are.
  • 07:01 They actually have to leave these boundaries the way they
  • 07:04 were in the 19th century. They argue over that.
  • 07:07 It's a real picture for us of the desire on the heart of God
  • 07:10 to bring unity to the church.
  • 07:13 I wonder what is going to bring that unity?
  • 07:15 Right now there is a divide over the importance of Israel.
  • 07:18 The relative place of Israel vis a vis the church.
  • 07:21 I think that it may be THE issue that divides sheep and goats at some point.
  • 07:27 It may be THE issue that is the turning point for churches around the world.
  • 07:32 I think about the admonishment, the exhortation in Deuteronomy 6
  • 07:37 [speaking Hebrew]
  • 07:41 That ye shall put this sign upon your house, upon your gates.
  • 07:44 We're to live within the gates of the Lord just as with the story of Ruth.
  • 07:48 The elders sat in the gates.
  • 07:50 The gates symbolize authority and responsibility.
  • 07:54 We're to live in such a way that we bring the purposes of God
  • 07:57 to the forefront in our sphere of influence.
  • 08:00 I want to encourage you as you're hearing this message
  • 08:03 to remember 1 Corinthians 1 where Paul exhorted and
  • 08:08 admonished regarding divisions.
  • 08:10 He said very clearly that we need to be in unity with the
  • 08:12 Spirit of the Lord.
  • 08:14 Remember Psalm 133 tells us
  • 08:16 [speaking Hebrew]
  • 08:20 Behold how good and how pleasant it is when the brethren dwells together in unity.
  • 08:24 I think a unifying factor is going to be our love for Israel
  • 08:28 and the Jewish people and our willingness to provoke them to jealousy.
  • 08:33 I know you want to join me in that.
  • 08:36 It's like a reflection of what is in John 17 where Yeshua spoke
  • 08:39 about unity and He said that we would be known by our love
  • 08:43 and the unity that people saw within us for one another.
  • 08:47 Think about the scriptures, the prophetic scriptures that call
  • 08:50 for the return of the Jewish people.
  • 08:52 Ezekiel 36, Jeremiah 31, Amos 9.
  • 08:56 Those scriptures are so significant for the Christian
  • 08:59 church right now because we need to understand that it's up to us
  • 09:02 to stand with the rebuilding and the restoration of Zion because
  • 09:07 Yeshua is returning to a Jewish Jerusalem.
  • 09:12 He's returning as the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
  • 09:14 So I want to encourage you in your sphere of influence, where
  • 09:18 you sit in your gates as an authority by God in your place,
  • 09:22 in your church, to humbly but accurately encourage those
  • 09:26 around you to come to understand the reality of standing with
  • 09:31 Israel at this time.
  • 09:32 Will you do that with me?
  • 09:34 I know you will.
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  • 10:41 That's really true. This gate, going through
  • 10:43 the New Gate really reminds me that this new thing that God is
  • 10:48 doing is ancient but new in terms of knitting together the
  • 10:52 people of the book as you said and bringing together Jews and
  • 10:55 Gentiles together in Messiah.
  • 10:57 Jews and Christians - it makes me understand why the scripture
  • 11:00 says in Psalm 100...
  • 11:02 [speaking Hebrew]
  • 11:04 We enter His gates with thanksgiving.
  • 11:07 The nations are going to come up to worship the Lord in the end times, in the millennial times.
  • 11:13 We're seeing a taste of that now especially through the
  • 11:17 International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.
  • 11:20 David Parsons, their media director, has told us and is
  • 11:23 about to tell us on the interview the incredible growth
  • 11:26 in the nations coming up and joining them to celebrate Sukkot
  • 11:30 the Feast of Tabernacles every fall.
  • 11:32 It's really a phenomenon.
  • 11:34 So let's go to my interview now with David Parsons.
  • 11:39 Well the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was founded
  • 11:42 under unusual circumstances that gave birth to our unusually long
  • 11:48 name. We were founded in the summer of 1980 when under the
  • 11:53 threat of an Arab oil embargo.
  • 11:56 The last 13 nations that had their embassies in Jerusalem
  • 11:59 were forced out and moved down to Tel Aviv to join the American
  • 12:04 the Canadian, the British, and other embassies down in Tel Aviv
  • 12:08 And there came a moment where not one nation in the world was
  • 12:12 willing to stand with the 3,000 year old Jewish claim and
  • 12:16 connection to this city.
  • 12:18 About 1,000 Christians from 40 countries were gathering in
  • 12:23 Jerusalem right as the last diplomats were leaving in order
  • 12:28 to mark the biblical Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 12:31 Of Sukkot, which is of the three great pilgrimage feasts the
  • 12:34 Jewish people were given under Moses.
  • 12:37 This is the one where the Gentiles are also invited to
  • 12:40 come up and celebrate.
  • 12:42 The Christians gathered here for this celebration.
  • 12:46 They got it. They understood that the Jews have had an attachment.
  • 12:51 God attached the Jewish people to this city long before the
  • 12:54 rise of Christianity or Islam.
  • 12:57 They are the true custodians of this city.
  • 13:00 It needs to be shared as a House of Prayer for all people.
  • 13:03 They are the proper builders of Jerusalem and custodians of it.
  • 13:07 We understood this. These Christians wanted to leave
  • 13:10 behind a permanent representation in Jerusalem
  • 13:14 of a growing Christian world view, biblical world view which
  • 13:22 says Israel is still important to God and the restoration of
  • 13:26 Israel has great biblical significance.
  • 13:29 So the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was
  • 13:31 established in September of 1980 to represent Christians from all
  • 13:35 over the world who have a love and concern for Israel and the
  • 13:39 Jewish people and particularly want to stand as an act of
  • 13:42 solidarity within their claim to Jerusalem.
  • 13:45 It's an emotional thing for me listening to you because I wish
  • 13:49 my grandmother was alive to see this, to know that the day would come
  • 13:53 when Christians would actually stand with the Jews
  • 13:56 The prophets longed for these days.
  • 13:59 Yes, to look into these things.
  • 14:01 So you've seen growth, tremendous growth over this season, yes?
  • 14:05 Yes. We started out with 40 countries represented at that first feast.
  • 14:11 We've continued sponsoring the Feast of Tabernacles celebration
  • 14:15 for Christians each fall.
  • 14:17 That quickly grew into Israel's largest tourist event.
  • 14:20 We've been getting between 5,000 and 7,000 Christians for 30 some years now.
  • 14:26 Year in and year out, even when there's trouble they still come.
  • 14:29 They're very committed.
  • 14:31 They're not just fair weather friends.
  • 14:33 Our crowds now come from up to 100 countries.
  • 14:37 We have a reach into about 140 countries around the world.
  • 14:41 We have established branches in more than 70 countries.
  • 14:45 So, yes, the ministry has grown because the movement has grown.
  • 14:49 For about 10 years our biggest groups at the feast have been
  • 14:54 coming from Brazil.
  • 14:56 One or two years our biggest groups were from Indonesia,
  • 14:59 which is also the world's largest Muslim country.
  • 15:02 Who would think more Indonesian Christians at our feast than
  • 15:05 American Christians. It just shows the growth from China.
  • 15:10 Our Chinese delegations are almost doubling every year.
  • 15:12 From Africa, if it was easier to get visas there would be
  • 15:17 thousands coming from Africa, from Latin America.
  • 15:20 This is where the revival is. This is where church growth is.
  • 15:25 What's very interesting, a lot of these people, they don't know
  • 15:29 Jews. They don't have Jewish friends or neighbors.
  • 15:31 They don't know much about the Holocaust.
  • 15:34 It's nothing against them, it's just not their history.
  • 15:37 Or Christian anti-Semitism or such. They don't have the latest
  • 15:40 "Left Behind" novels or whatever.
  • 15:43 They just have their bible, the Holy Spirit.
  • 15:46 They see it says God's not finished with Israel
  • 15:48 He still loves them. They want to come here and
  • 15:50 express their love for Israel.
  • 15:52 It's really God given.
  • 15:54 That's so awesome. It's a sovereign movement.
  • 15:58 Amen
  • 15:59 I think also you must have seen some changes in the reactions
  • 16:02 from the Jewish people here over the decades.
  • 16:05 Yes. In the early years of the embassy, 30 some years ago,
  • 16:09 some of the founders said it was still difficult to say the name
  • 16:14 of Jesus on the streets of Jerusalem or in some public
  • 16:17 meeting or in a meeting between Christians and Jews and pray in the Name of Jesus.
  • 16:21 It was very still frowned upon.
  • 16:24 A huge societal stigma.
  • 16:26 Not all of that has gone, but we have seen a lot of changes in
  • 16:31 attitude over the past 30 some years where a wider and wider
  • 16:37 acceptance of Christian support for Israel and Christian
  • 16:42 engagement with the land.
  • 16:44 One sign of this for the last 7 or 8 years, we've had an
  • 16:47 official partnership with Yad Vashem. This is the state's
  • 16:51 official museum and memorial to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
  • 16:56 It's probably the most revered institution in Israel, the most serious institution.
  • 17:01 The board of Yad Vashem, the president of Israel and the
  • 17:07 Prime Minister of Israel all approved them entering a
  • 17:09 partnership with the Christian Embassy to engage the Christian
  • 17:12 world on the universal lessons of the Holocaust and preserving
  • 17:15 the memories of these people.
  • 17:17 That's a sign there of how far we have come in so many decades.
  • 17:27 When you hear David Parsons speak about the connection
  • 17:29 that's growing between the state of Israel and the Christians,
  • 17:32 you really understand why the Star of David is right there at
  • 17:36 the New Gate. God is bringing this awareness that the New Gate
  • 17:40 which speaks about this new thing that He's doing in
  • 17:43 knitting the Christians into Israel is covered by and
  • 17:46 connected to the very symbol of Zionism and of the state of Israel - the Star of David.
  • 17:51 At the same time all the good that is going on, anti-Semitism
  • 17:56 is on the rise especially in Europe.
  • 17:59 We know it's in the Muslim world, but in Europe it has been
  • 18:02 growing and growing.
  • 18:03 Jan Willem van der Hoeven knows that first hand and speaks to it prophetically.
  • 18:08 He speaks to it and addresses it in my interview with him right now.
  • 18:14 Jan Willem, it is not as though we are without precedence.
  • 18:17 We have Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oskar Schindler, Corrie ten Boom
  • 18:21 whose legacy you a walking in.
  • 18:23 Can you tell us what your hope is for the church in the west
  • 18:27 regarding Israel at this pivotal time?
  • 18:30 Corrie ten Boom we knew very well.
  • 18:33 We were at the youth revival.
  • 18:35 My father was the private secretary to the Queen of Holland where even some of the
  • 18:39 nobility came to the Lord.
  • 18:41 She was sometimes one of the speakers.
  • 18:44 She lived very close to where my parents lived.
  • 18:47 We knew her story. We lived in Harlem before
  • 18:52 we went to the area where the Queen lived.
  • 18:55 In Harlem, of course, was her watchmaker's shop
  • 18:59 where she hid 18-19 Jews from the Nazi persecution.
  • 19:06 In the end they were betrayed by a Dutch person.
  • 19:13 I think she and some of the others that you mentioned
  • 19:19 show something to all of us.
  • 19:21 It shows us that it begins with prayer, but it doesn't end with prayer.
  • 19:26 Corrie ten Boom's room where the Jews hid
  • 19:31 was a room where for 100 years the Corrie ten Boom family even,
  • 19:36 her grandfather, prayed for the restoration of the Jewish people
  • 19:40 to the land before the state of Israel was born.
  • 19:43 So it was soaked with prayer.
  • 19:46 As I know that many Christians who I know are now listening to
  • 19:51 us have prayed for Israel, but when the crunch came
  • 19:56 and the persecution and the Jews being ripped out of their houses
  • 20:01 they felt we had to do something more than prayer.
  • 20:04 And they opened up their own... risking their own lives.
  • 20:08 She was brought to Ravensbruck concentration camp where Betsy, her sister, died.
  • 20:12 I saw yesterday still a film about the Holocaust.
  • 20:16 You cannot believe what these Jews were suffered, the humiliation.
  • 20:23 They called the road to their final execution Hebelstrasse,
  • 20:29 the Heavens Way to the concentration gas chambers.
  • 20:34 I was saying yesterday when I saw it again, It is so terrible
  • 20:39 what happened to these Jewish people.
  • 20:42 6 million, 1 1/2 million children
  • 20:44 Only a double comfort can put right what happened.
  • 20:49 And that's exactly what the bible says.
  • 20:52 That God says, Now, even through My lips to everyone that is
  • 20:57 listening - comforting, comforting.
  • 21:00 Not once comforting my people, two times because God is going
  • 21:04 to give them double back what they suffered in humiliation, death and sorrow.
  • 21:09 And He's going to do so not just outside the church, but He is
  • 21:14 saying you have to comfort them.
  • 21:17 Yes, comfort them, says the Lord, and speak tenderly
  • 21:22 to the heart of Jerusalem.
  • 21:24 We do that with the Jerusalem March and during the feasts.
  • 21:27 We say, Shalom, and the Israelis are in tears sometime to see us.
  • 21:33 To see us... Where do these Christians come from, because
  • 21:36 they are taught in their schools that Christians have been their
  • 21:40 enemies, that they have hit them with the crucifix over the head.
  • 21:43 And they had "Gott Mit Uns", "God With Us"
  • 21:46 on their belt when they shuffled them into the gas chambers.
  • 21:49 And here are the Christians.
  • 21:51 Ten out of each nation will take hold of a Jew, the sleeve of a
  • 21:58 Jew and say, We will go with you.
  • 22:01 You are to go to be the ten.
  • 22:03 I pray God will touch your heart to be a Ruth.
  • 22:08 Ruth is a symbol of the end-time church.
  • 22:12 She said when she clang to Naomi, Your God, Israel, is my God.
  • 22:18 Your people I accept as my people.
  • 22:20 As one woman came to a meeting where I preached.
  • 22:24 She had gone already with her bike and she came back.
  • 22:27 She came back to me. She said, When I came to listen
  • 22:29 I was the mother of two children. God told me to go back
  • 22:33 to you and say, After you preached, I accepted Israel as my third child.
  • 22:38 Is Israel your eschatology problem or your eschatology
  • 22:45 tablet to get high on prophecy?
  • 22:48 Or is Israel your people that you will die for?
  • 22:54 That you are willing to go the whole way?
  • 22:57 Where you go, I will go, she said.
  • 22:59 Where you die, I'm willing to die.
  • 23:01 And the bible speaks at the end-time it's the same Hebrew word.
  • 23:07 When the bible says Ruth clang to Naomi.
  • 23:11 It's the same Hebrew word when 10 out of each nation will cling
  • 23:17 to the sleeve of a Jew and say not "We will pray for you"
  • 23:22 "I will wait for the rapture."
  • 23:24 "We will go with you, and we will go the whole way."
  • 23:27 May God make you a Ruth unto Israel like Corrie ten Boom today.
  • 23:34 ♪ One thing ♪ ♪ I have asked of the Lord ♪
  • 23:39 ♪ that will I seek after ♪
  • 23:44 ♪ that I may dwell ♪ ♪ in the house of the Lord ♪
  • 23:49 ♪ all the days of my life ♪
  • 23:56 ♪ Oh to behold ♪ ♪ the beauty of the Lord ♪
  • 24:01 ♪ the beauty of the Lord ♪
  • 24:03 ♪ You're beautiful, my Lord ♪
  • 24:06 ♪ And to inquire ♪ ♪ in Your temple ♪
  • 24:12 ♪ to inquire in Your temple ♪
  • 24:16 ♪ that's my desire ♪ ♪ Oh Lord ♪
  • 24:21 ♪ My desire, Oh Lord ♪
  • 24:26 ♪ And one thing ♪ ♪ You have asked of me, Lord ♪
  • 24:30 ♪ that will I seek after ♪
  • 24:36 ♪ I will seek Your face ♪ ♪ my Lord ♪
  • 24:40 ♪ every day of my life ♪
  • 24:45 ♪ I need to behold ♪ ♪ the beauty of the Lord ♪
  • 24:50 ♪ the beauty of the Lord ♪
  • 24:53 ♪ You're beautiful ♪ ♪ my Lord ♪
  • 24:56 ♪ to be your child ♪ ♪ pure and humble ♪
  • 25:01 ♪ just a child ♪ ♪ pure and humble ♪
  • 25:05 ♪ that's my desire, oh Lord ♪
  • 25:10 ♪ all that You require ♪ ♪ my Lord ♪
  • 25:17 ♪ For one thing ♪ ♪ I have asked of You Lord ♪
  • 25:23 ♪ that will I seek after ♪
  • 25:27 ♪ that I may dwell ♪ ♪ in the house of the Lord ♪
  • 25:32 ♪ all the days of my life ♪
  • 25:40 ♪ all the days of my life ♪
  • 25:56 Marty Goetz is a wonderful psalmist.
  • 25:58 What's impacting my heart most of all is
  • 26:01 Jan Willem van der Hoeven's words to us about praying.
  • 26:04 And how Corrie ten Boom would pray night and day for the
  • 26:08 restoration of Israel.
  • 26:10 Now God is calling us as His people to comfort ye, comfort ye
  • 26:13 My people in this time.
  • 26:16 He's going to comfort them kind of like the same challenge that
  • 26:19 went out to Esther. I'm going to save them.
  • 26:21 I'm going to rescue them. But would you be part?
  • 26:24 I believe that is what God is saying today.
  • 26:26 I love that. I think that that's certainly your life message is that you've
  • 26:30 come into the kingdom for such a time as this.
  • 26:32 We've been brought to the world for this time, for this reason.
  • 26:36 So we see in the scope of this program that God is awakening
  • 26:41 this love, pushing back against the anti-Semitism, the darkness
  • 26:45 in the world, raising up those who will stand for Israel
  • 26:48 through prayer and intercession.
  • 26:50 I don't think there's a more important message in the world personally.
  • 26:53 We've given our lives to this because we believe in it.
  • 26:56 We thank you for your gifts of funds.
  • 26:58 We could not do this without you.
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  • 27:06 Next week we go to one of the most exciting gates, one of the most tumultuous gates.
  • 27:11 We'll be visiting the Damascus Gate.
  • 27:13 Until that time, remember...
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Dung Gate
  2. The Zion Gate
  3. The Jaffa Gate
  4. The New Gate
  5. The Damascus Gate
  6. Herod’s Gate
  7. Lions Gate
  8. The Eastern Gate

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