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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.
Episode: “Lions Gate”
Lions Gate, also known as “St. Stephen's Gate,” is where the Israeli army entered to re-take possession of the Old City in 1967. Let us pray for the Lion of Judah, Yeshua HaMashiach, to return as the King of Glory. Guests include Tamar Hayardeni, and David Dolan with Colonel Shimon Cahaner.

Caption transcript for Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory — “Lions Gate” (7/8)

  • 00:01 It was a war that Israel will never forget.
  • 00:04 On June 7, 1967 the Israel Defense Force retook the Temple Mount
  • 00:10 by entering this very gate.
  • 00:12 Stay tuned as we consider the strategic importance of
  • 00:16 The Lion's Gate
  • 00:25 ♪ My heart was glad when they said to me ♪
  • 00:32 ♪ Let us go up ♪
  • 00:34 ♪ Let us go up to the gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:40 ♪ Our feet will stand in the House of the Lord ♪
  • 00:46 ♪ Yes, let us go up let us go up ♪
  • 00:51 ♪ To the gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:56 ♪ The gates of Jerusalem ♪♪
  • 01:05 Shalom and welcome to our program; I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:07 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:08 And welcome to our series Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory.
  • 01:13 It's really true isn't it?
  • 01:14 The gates of the Old City lead in, they tell a historical,
  • 01:17 a present time and a future truth that we can learn from.
  • 01:21 And this is a particularly exciting show
  • 01:23 because it has to do with what happened in 1967.
  • 01:27 You know we speak about the prophetic time clock
  • 01:30 starting in 1948 when Israel came back to the Land.
  • 01:33 But 1967 - a special time.
  • 01:36 Well, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah started to roar!
  • 01:40 Exactly so, He roared through the Lion's Gate.
  • 01:42 And that's what we'll be speaking about.
  • 01:44 We're going to be hearing from a commander known as "Katcha"
  • 01:47 who was actually leading the paratroopers
  • 01:49 as they broke through the Lion's Gate and retook Jerusalem in 1967.
  • 01:54 We're also going to hear from our expert on the Gates - Tamar.
  • 01:58 She's going to be interviewed by Katharine.
  • 02:00 In fact let's go to that right now.
  • 02:01 Let's go to Katharine's interview with Tamar in Jerusalem.
  • 02:07 What a privilege.
  • 02:08 I know that you're the 10th generation of Israeli in the Land.
  • 02:12 And the Gates...when you come to Jerusalem
  • 02:15 they actually speak to you.
  • 02:16 What do they say to you?
  • 02:18 Well, I have to say that the fact that I'm a past generation born in Israel
  • 02:21 is I merited to be there because I was just born.
  • 02:25 But the fact that I wanted my kids to be born in Jerusalem.
  • 02:32 I think that's very powerful.
  • 02:34 As for the Gates,
  • 02:36 the fact that my forefathers when they arrived in this country
  • 02:40 Was in the year we don't know exactly the details.
  • 02:42 It was in the year 1777.
  • 02:45 There was a big immigration of Hasidim coming from Poland.
  • 02:48 I can just imagine how it felt to them to finally after such a long, long ride from Poland,
  • 02:56 you know, through the sea and walking from Jaffa...
  • 02:59 stand here!
  • 03:00 Can you imagine it?
  • 03:02 I get chills just thinking about it!
  • 03:03 Right?
  • 03:04 And then see the Gates.
  • 03:06 And probably... maybe it was closed,
  • 03:08 maybe it was early in the morning.
  • 03:10 They used to go close the gates those days in the 18th century.
  • 03:13 Maybe they had to knock on the door.
  • 03:15 It's not so sure that it's going to be open for you.
  • 03:19 So I can just imagine my forefathers
  • 03:21 the little family of Jewish people coming from so far away from home
  • 03:25 knocking on the doors of Jerusalem and then it suddenly opens and they're in.
  • 03:29 I also have to mention that those days in the 18th century
  • 03:33 Ashkenazi Jews were not allowed into the City.
  • 03:36 They were not allowed to live in the City.
  • 03:37 There was a very old debt that was not paid for the Muslims.
  • 03:41 And the Ashkenazi Jews were actually kicked out of the City.
  • 03:44 So the fact they married to be here
  • 03:47 I'm sure they were so excited.
  • 03:48 So for me... I was born here.
  • 03:50 And that's something that I always have to remind me.
  • 03:52 And remind my kids... I mean
  • 03:54 Guys we were born here, we speak Hebrew, we can walk into the City of Jerusalem every day.
  • 04:00 But let's remember that there have been times we just were not allowed.
  • 04:05 And you know what?
  • 04:06 It's not even that far away.
  • 04:08 Think of what 40 years ago when the City was Jordanian for 19 years.
  • 04:12 It was my grandfather and my mother who were not allowed to go in.
  • 04:15 So the fact that we today here are entering the Gates of Jerusalem
  • 04:20 being able to go and see all the Holy sites.
  • 04:22 I think it's incredible.
  • 04:24 (Katharine speaking) Scripture says in the Psalms
  • 04:26 I was glad when they said unto me
  • 04:27 let us go to the House of the Lord.
  • 04:29 Our feet shall stand within your gates.
  • 04:31 And you get to do this on a regular basis.
  • 04:34 Right, I know that it's a great thing.
  • 04:37 I appreciate it.
  • 04:39 And I think it's important to say it.
  • 04:41 Because I look around I see tour guides, Israelis.
  • 04:42 You know they go to the Old City every day.
  • 04:46 And I can see it in their eyes that they kind of lost it.
  • 04:49 And I have to say I am completely honest about this.
  • 04:52 Whenever I come up to the Gates of Jerusalem I'm excited.
  • 04:55 It moves me...really.
  • 04:57 The fact that I get to see a different Gate every time.
  • 05:00 8 Gates...I mean you can choose.
  • 05:03 You can decide which Gate you want to choose today.
  • 05:06 I want to say something about the names of the gates.
  • 05:09 You see every gate that is mentioned...
  • 05:12 every Gate has a different name.
  • 05:14 And whenever I enter the Old City through a different Gate
  • 05:18 I always say the name of the Gate to myself in Hebrew.
  • 05:21 WOW
  • 05:22 Like Jaffa Gate that would be in Hebrew "Yafo".
  • 05:25 And I'm saying okay Yafo.
  • 05:27 What would that word say to me today?
  • 05:29 So for example today Yafo sounds to me like "Yophi"
  • 05:32 which stands for beauty in Hebrew.
  • 05:34 And I'm saying maybe this is what this Gate is telling me today.
  • 05:37 Look at the beauty around you.
  • 05:39 And it could be another day where I go through the Lion's Gate.
  • 05:42 So a lion is "Aryeh" in Hebrew.
  • 05:45 So Aryeh sounds to me like "ra'hah"
  • 05:48 which is "to see"
  • 05:51 but maybe more of observe, notice.
  • 05:53 And maybe this is what the Gate is telling me today.
  • 05:56 Take a look around.
  • 05:57 Not just look but maybe observe, feel it, see what it says to you
  • 06:01 I agree with you completely.
  • 06:02 This City absolutely speaks to you and to me.
  • 06:06 Thank you.
  • 06:10 (Myles Weiss speaking) Coming up we visit the beautiful Lion's Gate
  • 06:12 or St. Stephen's Gate on the eastern side of Jerusalem's Old City.
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  • 06:52 (Myles Weiss speaking) We're coming to you from St. Stephens Gate, the Lion's Gate.
  • 06:56 What a beautiful place to remember the first martyr of the church.
  • 07:00 The one who gave his life and was so full of faith and power
  • 07:03 that it was convicting to all of the surrounding people.
  • 07:06 Absolutely
  • 07:07 Before us is Mount Scopus.
  • 07:09 Behind us you go through to the Arab Quarter.
  • 07:13 And you can see behind us also on the arch of this gate
  • 07:16 the two lions.
  • 07:18 You know it was in 1967
  • 07:20 that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roared.
  • 07:24 And they took back the City of our God through this Gate.
  • 07:28 If you go through this Gate you come to St. Anne's Cathedral
  • 07:31 where pilgrims like to come and sing to the Lord.
  • 07:33 But also, right next to it is the Pool of Bethesda
  • 07:36 which was the place where the man stayed for 38 years
  • 07:39 waiting for healing.
  • 07:40 And he said that the angels had to stir the waters
  • 07:43 and he couldn't get in and all of the mishegas, that craziness.
  • 07:46 Actually it goes back to Greek mythology.
  • 07:48 It's suspected though that there may have been a natural healing
  • 07:52 power there because of the lanolin from the sheep
  • 07:54 that were also brought through this Gate periodically.
  • 07:57 So we're not sure if there was some natural ability.
  • 07:59 But we do know this; we know that when Yeshua came
  • 08:02 He said to the man, rise up, take up your bed and walk.
  • 08:06 And He overrode all the natural, and all the demonic, all spiritual issues
  • 08:10 and said to the man, you are healed.
  • 08:12 And so that's the issue that comes to mind when we're at this Gate.
  • 08:16 Is will the church also rise up in power and be willing to say
  • 08:20 "stand up and walk you are healed" as well.
  • 08:23 And it's important for us to remember at this place
  • 08:25 that God is wanting to remind us to stand with the body
  • 08:30 just as Stephen stood for the LORD
  • 08:32 so there are believers in this city both Jews and Arabs
  • 08:36 that are standing for Yeshua.
  • 08:38 We need to pray for them, for everyone that takes a stand for Yeshua Ha Meshiach.
  • 08:53 What right does Israel have to her Land?
  • 08:57 What would you say if you were asked?
  • 09:00 In this week's resource "Israel's Right to the Land!"
  • 09:03 you'll read 12 astounding facts that will silence all objections
  • 09:07 Calling it accurate, fair and scripturally authoritative
  • 09:12 Zola Levitt recommended this booklet written by Dr. David Hocking.
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  • 09:59 and for you to see the scripture come alive.
  • 10:02 Because God is the God of the Covenant.
  • 10:05 And you can see it, you can taste it
  • 10:07 you can feel it when you come to the Land.
  • 10:08 So please join us.
  • 10:10 And also, we love to stay in touch with you.
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  • 10:17 and you can get the Levitt Letter.
  • 10:18 It's our gift to you.
  • 10:20 It's a way that we say thank you to you for your support of this ministry.
  • 10:24 And also it's a very informative piece of literature.
  • 10:27 It is, you know we do some of the heavy work for people.
  • 10:30 There's so much information and disinformation
  • 10:33 coming across the mainstream media
  • 10:34 that what this magazine does is kind of sift through that.
  • 10:38 And we bring the most important news items to people
  • 10:42 that are trying to understand Israel and the Middle East
  • 10:44 and wade through everything that's out there.
  • 10:47 I like the way regarding the tours that you always say
  • 10:50 that you can actually see people come alive,
  • 10:52 their spirits come alive when they're in the Land.
  • 10:55 And it's really our joy to bring people there.
  • 10:58 It's really a pilgrimage.
  • 11:00 You need to come with us.
  • 11:01 Well... let's go back to Jerusalem.
  • 11:15 We're here at Sha'ar Ha'aryot, The Lion's Gate.
  • 11:18 This is a powerful place because it has so much history regarding the life of the church
  • 11:24 but also the political life and the historical life of Israel.
  • 11:28 It was through here that the IDF came in 1967...
  • 11:32 retrieved the Old City for the Jewish people.
  • 11:35 And I think about the scripture in Psalm 24:10.
  • 11:39 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 11:43 Who is the King of glory?
  • 11:45 The Lord of hosts.
  • 11:47 And it really speaks to us about the power and the importance
  • 11:50 of Yeshua as the Captain of the Hosts of the LORD.
  • 11:54 You know He came as a Lamb but He's returning as a Lion.
  • 11:57 And so there is a military aspect to what happens here.
  • 12:01 But we don't wrestle against flesh and blood.
  • 12:03 This is not primarily a battle of flesh and blood.
  • 12:06 It is a spiritual warfare.
  • 12:08 Because our desire, as the LORD's desire is that none should perish
  • 12:12 but that all would come to everlasting life.
  • 12:15 You know this goes all the way back to Genesis 49:9
  • 12:18 where the prophecy came through Jacob over all of his children.
  • 12:21 And when he came to Judah he said that Judah would be as a Lion.
  • 12:25 And then thousands of generations forward from there,
  • 12:29 many, many generations forward from there
  • 12:32 Yeshua was born to the Tribe of Judah as the greater son of David.
  • 12:36 David was of that tribe.
  • 12:38 Yeshua, Jesus, is of that tribe as well.
  • 12:40 And that's why when Revelation tells us, who is worthy to open the Book?
  • 12:45 There was grieving and mourning because no one was worthy.
  • 12:47 But aha, there is One worthy.
  • 12:50 And that is The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 12:52 He is worthy to open the Book of Life
  • 12:55 and to speak about life everlasting to all those that are turning to Him.
  • 13:02 You know this is an interesting place
  • 13:04 because the Arabic people here call this the Gate of the Tribes
  • 13:08 because in their history they believe that this is where
  • 13:13 the Tribes of Israel entered into this area
  • 13:16 before it was established by David as Jerusalem.
  • 13:20 You know 3,000 years ago David established this as the City, as the Capital of the City of David
  • 13:26 But the Arabic folks call it the Gate of the Tribes.
  • 13:29 Isn't it interesting that there's so much of a battle
  • 13:33 over the reality of the Jewish presence in the Land
  • 13:36 whether there is any actual historicity to the temple, to the Jewish history here.
  • 13:41 And it's being disputed.
  • 13:43 There's holocaust denial.
  • 13:45 There's Jewish presence denial about Israel.
  • 13:47 And yet...
  • 13:48 the Arabic people themselves
  • 13:50 call this the Gate of the Tribes.
  • 13:52 So they are verifying in their own history,
  • 13:54 in their own view of this area
  • 13:57 that this goes all the way back
  • 13:59 to the entrance of the tribes of Israel into this part of the Land.
  • 14:02 The King of Glory is going to be seen here again.
  • 14:06 We need to be praying that the King of Glory is seen before His return,
  • 14:10 that those who come here as pilgrims,
  • 14:12 that those who come here and live here,
  • 14:14 that those who make Aliyah
  • 14:16 that pilgrims that come
  • 14:17 will all see the King of Glory.
  • 14:19 Who is this King of Glory?
  • 14:21 The LORD strong and mighty.
  • 14:23 His Name? Yeshua Ha Meshiach, Jesus Christ.
  • 14:39 You know several of these gates have two names.
  • 14:42 And it's really evident with the Lion's Gate is also named Stephen's Gate.
  • 14:46 I made mention that the Lion's Gate also refers to the LORD taking back the city.
  • 14:54 The Lion of the Tribe of Judah in 1967 He roared through that area and opened the way back up
  • 15:01 for the people of Israel to take back their temple mount.
  • 15:05 You know it's so interesting isn't it
  • 15:07 that you can really only understand the politics of our era
  • 15:10 through the lens of scripture.
  • 15:12 And there's such an interplay
  • 15:14 between the political and the spiritual
  • 15:16 between the biblical and the political.
  • 15:17 They're really melding together and winding together.
  • 15:21 Think about the Lion's Gate,
  • 15:23 Sha'ar Ha'aryot, the Gate of the Lions.
  • 15:26 But also notice St. Stephens Gate
  • 15:28 because traditionally it's the site where Stephen was martyred.
  • 15:31 Stephen was one of the early disciples.
  • 15:33 He was a man full of wisdom and power.
  • 15:35 Acts Chapter 6 and 7 we see him being raised up as a servant in the congregation.
  • 15:41 And yet because of the anointing on him
  • 15:44 God was working miracles, signs and wonders through him.
  • 15:47 So much so that he became a spokesman for the faith.
  • 15:50 Right
  • 15:51 And it was Rav Shaul, Rabbi Saul, who becomes the Apostle Paul
  • 15:55 who really was the witness to and that testified against him.
  • 16:00 They got people to testify against him.
  • 16:03 But think about this.
  • 16:04 I've never really thought about this before
  • 16:06 but Stephen was a lion for the faith.
  • 16:08 He was bold.
  • 16:10 He was bold as a lion for the faith.
  • 16:11 He was able to stand up as a Jewish person.
  • 16:14 He never converted from Jewishness.
  • 16:17 He stood up as a Jewish believer
  • 16:20 and stood in the congregation
  • 16:22 and was martyred for his faith
  • 16:24 supposedly right there at that site.
  • 16:26 And now we see the interplay with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • 16:29 taking the Land back,
  • 16:31 taking back Jerusalem and preparing us all,
  • 16:34 the entire world, is being prepared
  • 16:37 for the coming of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
  • 16:40 It's quite a story.
  • 16:41 He came once as a Lamb but He's returning as a Lion.
  • 16:44 That's right
  • 16:45 Get ready, right?
  • 16:47 So let's go to Jerusalem now and hear David Dolan, our good friend and journalist
  • 16:52 interview Katcha, the Colonel who was involved
  • 16:54 in actually coming through the Gate
  • 16:57 and taking back Jerusalem in 1967.
  • 17:03 You're known as "Katcha" here in Israel known by everyone.
  • 17:06 One of the most famous commanders of the Six Day War.
  • 17:09 Your battalion, the 55th, took this Gate during the conflict.
  • 17:13 Loss of men...
  • 17:14 tell us about that day.
  • 17:16 It was a great day in my life I can say.
  • 17:23 I...because the minutes that I came toward this Gate between the first soldiers it was big.
  • 17:30 I cannot even explain to tell you how it was.
  • 17:37 But all the war, all the battle for Jerusalem it was something special.
  • 17:43 Because I fought before and later on in 73 I crossed the Suez Canal to Egypt.
  • 17:51 In 82 I was a Brigade Commander and I fought in Lebanon.
  • 17:56 So all my life from 1952 I used to fight for my Country.
  • 18:02 It was a big privilege for me.
  • 18:04 But when we fought here in Jerusalem
  • 18:08 we felt that we stepped on our own history.
  • 18:11 Because you know, most of the names of the mountains of the wadis, of the valleys
  • 18:17 the same names that you can find in the Bible from 3,000 years ago, from 3,500 years ago.
  • 18:25 It's unbelievable.
  • 18:27 We run here on this road in this direction to the Gate.
  • 18:34 And suddenly I heard the noise of the half tracks.
  • 18:38 And my Brigade Commander with another two half tracks, three half tracks
  • 18:42 They came and stood straight like this...nobody shoot.
  • 18:47 They didn't shoot and we didn't shoot.
  • 18:50 And he passed us and he knocked the door.
  • 18:55 (David) He knocked this Gate here.
  • 18:56 This Gate here.
  • 18:58 He knocked it with his car.
  • 19:01 And the right door opened to this place like you see it is now.
  • 19:05 The left one fell down.
  • 19:07 You can see that it's not staying on the place.
  • 19:10 Still now it's not on the place.
  • 19:12 (David) No..you're right
  • 19:14 You can see that one it's on the place.
  • 19:16 This one is on the outside a little bit.
  • 19:19 And he ran and we ran after him.
  • 19:22 And he drove to the left.
  • 19:26 And we drove and we ran after him.
  • 19:30 And he drove through that Gate.
  • 19:33 That Gate is narrow.
  • 19:35 He couldn't pass through.
  • 19:36 They lifted the cars, the half tracks out.
  • 19:39 And they ran inside and we ran after them.
  • 19:43 And we dance and we jump and we cry and we laugh.
  • 19:47 So this is the Temple Mount right here.
  • 19:48 Yes...yes... that area 50 meters.
  • 20:03 And when you heard that announcement on the radio from your commander,
  • 20:08 "the wall is in our hands"
  • 20:10 I was next to him ...I stood there.
  • 20:11 You were standing there next to him.
  • 20:13 Yes, I was next to him.
  • 20:15 I...what I can tell you?
  • 20:20 My English is poor to explain about what I felt.
  • 20:30 ♪ My soul wait thou only, only upon God ♪
  • 20:37 ♪ For from him is my expectation ♪
  • 20:50 ♪ He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 20:56 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 20:59 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 21:03 ♪ He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 21:10 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 21:12 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 21:22 ♪ My Messiah only, He only is my rock ♪
  • 21:28 ♪ He's the horn of my salvation ♪
  • 21:35 ♪ My Lord, Yeshua only, He only is my Rock ♪
  • 21:42 ♪ He's the horn of my salvation ♪
  • 21:54 ♪ Oh He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 22:01 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 22:03 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 22:08 ♪ He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 22:14 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 22:17 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 22:26 ♪ Sh'ma Yisrael Adonai Elohenu ♪
  • 22:35 ♪ Adonai, Adonai Echad ♪
  • 22:45 ♪ Baruch Shem K'vod Malchuto ♪
  • 22:52 ♪ L'oam L'oam Vaed ♪
  • 23:05 ♪ He is my defense and I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:14 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 23:16 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:22 ♪ He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:28 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 23:31 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:35 ♪ He is my defense I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:41 ♪ He is my defense ♪
  • 23:44 ♪ I shall not be moved ♪
  • 23:47 ♪ I shall not...be moved ♪
  • 23:50 ♪ No, I shall not ♪
  • 23:53 ♪ be moved ♪
  • 24:05 We are so grateful for Marty's music.
  • 24:07 It is so inspiring.
  • 24:08 I love the way that he sings the scripture.
  • 24:11 You know when I think of Israel Myles
  • 24:13 I think of that it's a modern rebirth state obviously.
  • 24:18 But it's a modern miracle in our day that we're witnessing.
  • 24:21 It's Ezekiel 37 you know?
  • 24:23 God shows Ezekiel.
  • 24:25 Here it is, they're in the valley of the dry bones.
  • 24:28 These people are dead.
  • 24:30 It's the holocaust.
  • 24:31 And there is nothing but the wind of the God,
  • 24:34 the breath of God, and the prophetic Word of God
  • 24:36 that can draw the people out
  • 24:38 could breathe breath into them
  • 24:41 add sinew, bone and joint and marrow
  • 24:43 and put them together as His people.
  • 24:46 Call them from the north from Russia
  • 24:49 bring them home, plant them in their land
  • 24:52 and then cause this little "rag tag team" to be able to go in
  • 24:57 and take back that which God had ordained them to have.
  • 25:01 And they did it because of the scripture.
  • 25:03 They didn't do it as an act of violence.
  • 25:06 But they did it as a fulfillment
  • 25:07 of God calling them and anointing them to do it.
  • 25:10 It's kind of like David, David and Goliath
  • 25:13 same kind of scenario.
  • 25:16 Wow, that is really well said.
  • 25:19 I couldn't have put it any better.
  • 25:20 That there's just...
  • 25:22 Yes, the holocaust was an impetus in the modern world
  • 25:26 for the rebirth.
  • 25:27 But the idea goes back to the beginning of time.
  • 25:31 The idea has been in the heart of God forever.
  • 25:34 And so it's His fulfillment of His Word.
  • 25:36 And that's what we're seeing unfold now.
  • 25:38 It's so amazing.
  • 25:40 I mean no wonder when the paratroopers came through the Lion's Gate
  • 25:43 you really get a sense of the importance of that Psalm 100:4
  • 25:47 It says,
  • 25:48 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 25:50 We enter His gates with thanksgiving.
  • 25:52 And what a testimony from Katcha
  • 25:54 from the Colonel who was on the scene.
  • 25:56 To hear him say that he knew he was doing something that was connected to the Bible,
  • 26:02 connected to thousands of years of history.
  • 26:04 It was a deep experience.
  • 26:06 It was hard to communicate.
  • 26:07 Exactly, and not just a war.
  • 26:10 But something that is important.
  • 26:13 It has to happen; had to happen.
  • 26:15 And will continue to be controversial until the Lord comes.
  • 26:18 I mean it is amazing that the Temple Mount area was given back to the Muslim authorities.
  • 26:24 Immediately...Right
  • 26:25 A little frustrating for those of us who are Jewish and Christian.
  • 26:28 It's a little frustrating
  • 26:30 that the Muslim authorities have that power right now
  • 26:33 and that it's controversial for a Jewish person to go up there to pray.
  • 26:37 But... I think that because it is the epicenter of the battle
  • 26:42 because it is God's place
  • 26:44 that God Himself will have to settle it.
  • 26:47 And He will.
  • 26:48 He is.
  • 26:49 He will.
  • 26:50 And so that's what we're looking forward to.
  • 26:52 We know the time is coming
  • 26:54 when Yeshua will return in like manner that He left.
  • 26:58 He will put His foot on the Mount of Olives
  • 27:00 just like Zechariah the prophet said that the Messiah would.
  • 27:03 And we will see the unfolding of an entirely new age,
  • 27:08 a real new age
  • 27:09 the Messianic kingdom.
  • 27:11 So to that end we ask you every week, please,
  • 27:16 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
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  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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