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Episode: “Iran Alive” with Hormoz Shariat
Dr. Shariat was born in Iran but came to faith in Jesus while at college in America. He now ministers in the Farsi language via satellite broadcast to his people in Iran. You’ll love learning how the Lord is moving in Iran.

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  • 00:18 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
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  • 00:22 is that they might be saved.
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  • 00:25 For there is not difference between the Jew and the Greek
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  • 00:28 for the same LORD over all
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  • 00:30 is rich unto all that call upon him.
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  • 00:43 Shalom and welcome to a special edition of our program.
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  • 00:46 I'm Myles Weiss.
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  • 00:47 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
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  • 00:48 And we have a new, good friend,
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  • 00:50 Hormoz Shiriat.
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  • 00:52 Dr. Shiriat... He's been called by Joel Rosenberg "the Billy Graham of Iran".
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  • 00:56 He preaches the Gospel into Iran daily
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  • 01:00 and people are getting saved by the thousands.
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  • 01:02 The testimony of what is going on in Iran will absolutely shock you and amaze you.
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  • 01:07 The reality is very different from what we see in the headlines
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  • 01:11 and what we hear about the government of Iran verses the people of Iran.
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  • 01:16 It's a wonderful story.
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  • 01:17 And we want to bring it to you without any further ado.
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  • 01:20 Let's go to my interview with Dr. Shiriat.
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  • 01:24 Dr. Shiriat thank you for being here.
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  • 01:26 Thank you Myles for inviting me.
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  • 01:28 We are just thrilled to have you here
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  • 01:30 because I don't think our viewers
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  • 01:31 are really up to speed
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  • 01:33 with the growth of the church in Iran
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  • 01:36 and the incredible testimonies that are coming out of there.
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  • 01:38 Before we even get to that
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  • 01:39 gives a little bit about your background.
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  • 01:41 How did you come to be doing what you're doing now?
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  • 01:43 Well I was born in Iran as a Muslim.
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  • 01:46 I was pretty much devout until my teenage years.
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  • 01:48 That's when I said, I'm going to focus on science.
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  • 01:51 These repeating these things don't add anything to my life.
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  • 01:54 But then I came to the U.S. for graduate studies
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  • 01:58 I started asking, maybe there is God and if there is God it must be in Islam.
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  • 02:03 Look at what Islam has done.
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  • 02:06 It has defeated super power U.S.A. and kicked out Chau and taking over the world.
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  • 02:10 So I got a Koran and looked at it one more time carefully, objectively.
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  • 02:16 And once I finished I said still, where is God?
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  • 02:19 He's so far away and I'm not changed, I don't have peace.
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  • 02:22 I don't have joy.
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  • 02:23 My relationship with my spouse, my wife has not changed.
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  • 02:26 So maybe I should read the Bible.
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  • 02:29 If they say God has written several books, I should read the other one.
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  • 02:32 I an open minded scientist I thought.
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  • 02:35 So I started reading the Bible and read Genesis; jumped to Matthew.
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  • 02:40 And I was planning to read the whole Bible in three days.
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  • 02:44 I didn't think I'm going to find anything new in it.
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  • 02:46 But three months later I was in Matthew, chapter 5 and 6,
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  • 02:50 struggling at every verse.
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  • 02:52 Who is this Jesus?
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  • 02:54 He's not a prophet...
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  • 02:55 because Islam says he's a prophet.
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  • 02:58 He doesn't match the profile of a prophet.
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  • 03:02 So after months of struggling and complicating things...
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  • 03:05 I think that's what scientists do,
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  • 03:09 we make simple things complicated.
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  • 03:11 So after months of struggling with the truth I realize it's so simple.
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  • 03:15 God loves you.
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  • 03:17 You're a sinner, you cannot reach him
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  • 03:19 but he loves you he reached out to you.
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  • 03:22 Simple...even a child.
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  • 03:24 So instead of the works based mentality of trying to find my way to God,
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  • 03:28 you realized grace had come to you.
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  • 03:30 Grace...and love.
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  • 03:32 Love is non-existent in Islam.
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  • 03:34 And a God of love reaching out to me...
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  • 03:36 In all religions you have to reach out to God and find him.
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  • 03:40 So that simple message changed my life supernaturally
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  • 03:45 so much that I felt that if I don't share this message with others I am selfish.
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  • 03:51 So I started sharing the Gospel with Muslims.
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  • 03:53 And sharing it and continue to share it.
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  • 03:55 In fact, I think it was around 2001
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  • 03:57 you began a satellite television ministry.
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  • 03:59 Right, started evangelism, church planting and planted
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  • 04:03 several churches in northern California.
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  • 04:05 And around September 11 I said, let's go satellite into Iran and share this message.
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  • 04:11 And from day one we saw so many people come to Christ,
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  • 04:14 so many phone calls and people are hungry that confirm,
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  • 04:18 that Iran is ready for Jesus.
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  • 04:20 I think not many people know that.
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  • 04:22 I think that's exactly the case.
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  • 04:24 We hear all the controversy,
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  • 04:26 government to government
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  • 04:27 or Israel to Iran.
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  • 04:29 But we don't hear that there's this movement taking place.
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  • 04:32 Especially the young people.
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  • 04:34 Because two-thirds of the country is under 30 years old.
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  • 04:36 That's right
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  • 04:37 Many young people, these are the second generation of Islam
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  • 04:44 how we say...rejecters.
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  • 04:46 Let me put it that way.
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  • 04:47 Because rejection of Islam in Iran is wide and deep.
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  • 04:51 It's historical.
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  • 04:52 Islam has never experienced such a defeat it's history
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  • 04:56 that a nation will reject it.
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  • 04:58 Most people don't know.
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  • 04:59 Thirty-five years of Islamic rule,
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  • 05:01 Iran is the only country led by clerics,
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  • 05:03 and that for thirty-five years.
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  • 05:05 So they implemented Islam in Iran.
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  • 05:07 So people in the first few years say,
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  • 05:10 Oh, there's nothing wrong with Islam, it's just our government that's implementing it wrong.
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  • 05:13 That was twenty years ago.
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  • 05:16 Now they're saying, no the government did implement Islam right.
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  • 05:20 So the problem is not with the government,
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  • 05:22 there is a major problem with Islam itself.
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  • 05:26 And they're looking at it objectively...
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  • 05:28 by millions... they're done with Islam.
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  • 05:30 So the young people you are talking about, they have no trace of Islam.
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  • 05:34 I talked to them.
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  • 05:35 They have no question.
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  • 05:36 They don't have questions.
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  • 05:37 The parents used to question me, so what do I do with Mohammed,
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  • 05:40 what do I do with the Quran?
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  • 05:42 These young people don't have that question.
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  • 05:43 They say, I was watching your program and something in me said I need Jesus; I'm ready.
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  • 05:48 It's that simple.
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  • 05:49 That simple.
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  • 05:51 The supernatural and direct encounter
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  • 05:54 with Jesus through your television program.
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  • 05:56 That's right.
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  • 05:57 Of course Jesus is doing his part.
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  • 05:58 We lack behind him.
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  • 06:00 I mean, he's telling us
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  • 06:01 hey guys, I love them so much
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  • 06:03 I'm appearing to them.
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  • 06:05 I love them, I want them to be saved,
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  • 06:07 and come and join me.
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  • 06:09 These days I feel the LORD is running a special for Muslims.
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  • 06:12 He's appearing to them.
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  • 06:14 And these days if you want to see Jesus it looks like you gotta be a Muslim.
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  • 06:18 Because he loves them, Okay?
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  • 06:20 So many supernatural...
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  • 06:22 It's supernatural...
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  • 06:23 for them it's natural.
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  • 06:25 Jesus is doing it.
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  • 06:26 And he's telling us, come and join me.
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  • 06:29 He's ready to transform Iran and the Middle East through Iran.
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  • 06:33 That's what I believe.
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  • 06:34 That's amazing.
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  • 06:35 And that's important too.
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  • 06:37 I think we have a DVD of one of the testimonies out of your ministry.
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  • 06:40 I think we'll take a look at that right now and then we'll continue.
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  • 06:43 That's a good idea.
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  • 12:42 Wasn't that amazing?
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  • 12:44 This is just one of the many testimonies
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  • 12:46 that we receive here at "Iran Alive" on a regular basis
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  • 12:50 There are thousands of Padinas in Iran, ready to hear the Gospel,
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  • 12:54 give their hearts to Jesus
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  • 12:56 and dedicate their lives to serving him.
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  • 12:59 They're ready not just to be saved but like Padina
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  • 13:03 become agents of transformation in Iran.
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  • 13:06 Iran is ready for Christ.
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  • 13:09 Over the last few years that we've been on the air
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  • 13:12 we have documented over 22,000 decisions by Iranian Muslims
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  • 13:17 Who have contacted us to follow Jesus.
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  • 13:20 Would you join us in transforming Iran
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  • 13:22 and impacting the whole Middle East with the Gospel?
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  • 13:25 The opportunity is here but the time is short.
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  • 13:29 I pray that the LORD will prompt you to join us
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  • 13:32 in this exciting and amazing adventure.
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  • 13:35 I look forward to hearing from you.
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  • 13:38 Together with the LORD we can make history.
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  • 13:42 That is such a powerful story.
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  • 13:46 It's overwhelming.
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  • 13:48 I think there's follow-up to that too.
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  • 13:49 What's happened since then?
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  • 13:51 Well she got married with a young man.
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  • 13:54 And with her mom they are leading one of the largest,
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  • 14:01 if not the largest underground church networks in Iran.
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  • 14:03 That's amazing.
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  • 14:05 I talked to her mom and after several years she is still free from MS and running like youth!
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  • 14:14 And city to city to plant churches.
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  • 14:16 God has restored the years that the locust has eaten.
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  • 14:19 And now they're sharing just as you said
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  • 14:22 it would be selfish of me to hold it back.
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  • 14:24 They can't hold back.
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  • 14:25 They've got to tell others.
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  • 14:27 It's a phenomenon I don't think many of our people understand.
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  • 14:30 Iran is 98% Muslim.
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  • 14:33 Is that not correct?
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  • 14:34 That's correct.
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  • 14:35 But changing rapidly.
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  • 14:36 It is changing rapidly.
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  • 14:38 It's not just I say.
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  • 14:40 Operation...
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  • 14:41 well manual...it's a manual.
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  • 14:43 Most mission pastors have it.
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  • 14:45 They do research in every country in the world.
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  • 14:47 They have this manual.
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  • 14:48 It talks about the political system, the spiritual, the economy, everything.
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  • 14:52 In their latest edition they have put Iran
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  • 14:56 as the fastest growing evangelical population in the world - 19.6%.
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  • 15:01 And number 2 is Afghanistan
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  • 15:03 and number 10 is Tajikistan.
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  • 15:05 They're all part of the Persian rule.
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  • 15:07 Some people know Iran as Iran
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  • 15:08 but it's Persia and it covers more than Iran.
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  • 15:11 It covers Afghanistan, Tajikistan.
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  • 15:14 And so the LORD's promise I believe personally, not just for Iran,
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  • 15:18 is for the whole Persian empire.
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  • 15:21 It's so important
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  • 15:22 because I don't think most people understand that.
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  • 15:24 The name "Iran" only came into existence in 1935.
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  • 15:27 Before that it was Greater Persia
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  • 15:29 It's a huge swath of land
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  • 15:31 and even more ancient name Elam.
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  • 15:33 Is that correct?
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  • 15:34 Elam was a part of Persia.
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  • 15:36 Part of Persia.
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  • 15:37 That's right - part of Persia.
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  • 15:38 Like book of Acts Chapter 2 for example.
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  • 15:41 Some of the first Christians in Jerusalem who heard the Gospel were Persians.
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  • 15:46 You read the list of all the people groups were there.
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  • 15:50 Number one was Persians.
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  • 15:51 Parthians, Medes, Elamites...
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  • 15:53 All 3 groups are parts of Iran.
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  • 15:55 So the Apostle spoke Farsi!
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  • 15:58 on the day of Pentecost.
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  • 16:00 And the spread of the Gospel continue.
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  • 16:03 These amazing stories like we just saw.
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  • 16:06 And what about for your TV programs?
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  • 16:08 Tell us how that works.
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  • 16:09 Are you in Iran every evening?
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  • 16:11 How does that work right now?
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  • 16:13 Its' a 24/7 broadcast.
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  • 16:15 And it's amazing.
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  • 16:16 Here is a country ready for Jesus.
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  • 16:18 The government is in control.
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  • 16:20 The phones are in control.
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  • 16:22 The media is in control.
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  • 16:23 Internet's in control.
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  • 16:25 So we go through satellite television.
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  • 16:28 It's not local television.
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  • 16:29 We go over the heads of the Mullahs.
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  • 16:31 They don't like it - tough.
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  • 16:33 And we go into people's homes
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  • 16:35 and we tell them about the love of Jesus and they are hungry.
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  • 16:38 If you ask a typical Iranian today, Muslim Iranian,
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  • 16:42 who do you think God is?
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  • 16:43 This is what you generally hear,
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  • 16:45 I don't believe in God that they tell us.
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  • 16:48 I don't believe God is cruel and violent and wants us to kill each other.
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  • 16:53 So what kind of God do you believe?
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  • 16:54 I believe God is a God of love who loves us and asks us to love one another,
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  • 16:58 who forgives and asks us to forgive one another.
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  • 17:01 So the seed of the Gospel is already in their heart.
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  • 17:04 So when they hear and watch our television program some think...
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  • 17:08 and the Holy Spirit says, this, this is what I have given you.
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  • 17:11 Many of them call us and say, Oh, I want Jesus because
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  • 17:13 all my life I believed what you just said about God.
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  • 17:17 I don't think people understand
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  • 17:18 the love that Iranian Christians have
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  • 17:21 for the Jews and the nation of Israel.
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  • 17:24 Could you tell a little bit about that?
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  • 17:25 When you come to Christ and you read your Bible
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  • 17:29 that's easy to start loving the Jews.
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  • 17:32 But there's many factors.
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  • 17:35 People who come to Christ of course their heart is changed
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  • 17:37 because they receive God's heart.
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  • 17:39 And I've seen Iranian Christians love the Jews and Israel.
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  • 17:43 And they realize God's plan for them.
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  • 17:45 Just a couple of years ago some of the Iranian Christians inside Iran - underground Church
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  • 17:50 they collected an offering for the Jewish Christians in America
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  • 17:57 They sent it to me and said,
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  • 17:58 there is a church there in Houston.
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  • 18:00 Would you give this to them?
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  • 18:01 These are Jewish congregation - Christian congregation.
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  • 18:03 So there is a deep love.
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  • 18:05 But also Muslims in Iran are being set free from that hatred.
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  • 18:10 The more the government of Iran says, "Death to Israel, death to Israel, death to America"...
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  • 18:14 Because there is such a disconnect and distrust
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  • 18:16 between the Government and the people.
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  • 18:18 So people are saying, tell me again, why should I hate Israel?
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  • 18:22 They're questioning that.
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  • 18:24 So it's not only in American where we listen for that sound,
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  • 18:27 I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.
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  • 18:29 When you hear that sound you know it's time to be cautious.
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  • 18:32 And same in Iran.
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  • 18:33 They're understanding that the fomenting
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  • 18:36 of that hatred is not the heart of God
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  • 18:39 and it's a misrepresentation of the people
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  • 18:42 where God intends us to be brothers.
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  • 18:45 I believe the past of Iran and Israel is tied together.
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  • 18:50 You see that in the Bible.
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  • 18:51 And the future we are tied together.
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  • 18:53 So we are moving in one direction
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  • 18:56 of Iran and Israel being ruled by the same LORD.
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  • 18:59 Your financial contributions to Zola Levitt Ministries
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  • 19:09 your gifts of funds also support other ministries
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  • 19:12 that share the Gospel here and in Israel
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  • 19:25 as we serve together until our Messiah returns.
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  • 19:29 Hi, you know a good question to ask yourself might be
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  • 19:32 Where else can you find solid Bible teaching
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  • 19:34 regarding prophecy for these last days?
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  • 19:37 Well Zola Levitt Ministries has
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  • 19:39 been doing exactly that for more than thirty-five years
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  • 19:42 and will continue with your support.
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  • 19:45 Your gifts of financial support
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  • 19:49 We want to remind you
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  • 19:59 What's the current role you see ISIS playing in the Middle East
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  • 20:02 and how that affects your work in the Gospel?
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  • 20:05 Well ISIS is a Sunni version of the Iranian government.
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  • 20:10 As a Shiite they believe Mahdi, they're in different sects.
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  • 20:14 And Sunnis believe they're a caliphate,
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  • 20:17 their leader's going to take over the world.
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  • 20:19 They're very similar in end time theology
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  • 20:22 but two different ways to get there.
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  • 20:24 The Shiites believe in Mahdi, their messiah will come back.
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  • 20:27 And Sunnis believe that they should take over the world with their own leadership.
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  • 20:31 If you compare what ISIS does with the Quran
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  • 20:35 you come to the conclusion they are true Muslims because they're
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  • 20:39 following the verses of the Quran more closely than others
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  • 20:42 and the example of Mohammad.
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  • 20:44 Now what ISIS is doing it's hard to say
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  • 20:48 but it's good for the kingdom
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  • 20:49 even though there is such suffering.
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  • 20:51 Many are coming.
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  • 20:52 Many Muslims are questioning Islam, just like Iran.
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  • 20:56 The government of Iran is so brutal and people say, is this true Islam or not?
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  • 20:59 So many Sunnis, they look at ISIS...
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  • 21:03 They claim to be true Muslims, are they or not?
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  • 21:06 And they look at the Quran and they realize, oh my gosh, they are following the Quran.
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  • 21:11 So there's something wrong with my faith,
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  • 21:12 I'm open, let me look.
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  • 21:14 So ISIS is helping Muslims come to Christ.
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  • 21:20 Because of the controversy that it creates within Islam.
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  • 21:23 That's right.
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  • 21:24 And because they see the true face of Islam.
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  • 21:27 And they see...
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  • 21:28 I really don't believe that America, even our viewers,
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  • 21:31 some of them don't understand
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  • 21:33 that the orthodoxy of the Quran
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  • 21:36 requires this kind of violence,
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  • 21:39 this kind of world domination.
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  • 21:41 It's not an aberrant sect.
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  • 21:43 It's there in the book.
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  • 21:44 It is there,
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  • 21:45 how serious do you take it?
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  • 21:48 So short term there will be
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  • 21:51 more conflict in the area.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1312);
  • 21:53 the conflict stirs up people's hunger for God.
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  • 21:55 You're there and others are there to preach the Gospel.
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  • 21:57 the underground church is growing.
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  • 21:59 I noticed your not asking me to disguise you.
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  • 22:02 Are you not afraid?
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  • 22:03 No.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1323);
  • 22:04 Well I have a public ministry in the west.
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  • 22:06 I'm on television.
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  • 22:07 The government is after me.
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  • 22:09 I get life threats all the time.
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  • 22:11 But when I compare the little danger that I face in America;
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  • 22:14 because the government of Iran has a history
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  • 22:17 of killing its opponents even in America.
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  • 22:20 But when I compare my life
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  • 22:23 and the threat in my life
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  • 22:24 with those young people
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  • 22:26 who are ready to live and die for Jesus daily,
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  • 22:28 I say, they are my heroes.
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  • 22:30 So they have come to a point
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  • 22:32 that they are ready to live and die for Jesus.
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  • 22:34 I want to share a conviction here.
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  • 22:36 I believe Iran will be a Christian country
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  • 22:38 according to the Bible.
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  • 22:40 But also I believe Iran will be a great blessing to Israel.
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  • 22:43 When I look at Romans 11:11
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  • 22:45 that the nations will bring Israel to jealousy
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  • 22:50 I believe that starts with Iran.
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  • 22:52 The Jews in Israel they will look and say,
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  • 22:55 oh they say death to Israel just a few months ago
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  • 22:58 and they're loving us and blessing us!
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  • 23:01 They're changed!
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  • 23:02 I think that's what the start of the provoke...
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  • 23:04 I absolutely agree with that.
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  • 23:06 I think we see a prophetic picture then in Genesis 33
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  • 23:10 when Jacob says to Esau,
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  • 23:12 I looked upon you as if I have seen the face of God.
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  • 23:14 Because something happened to Jacob.
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  • 23:16 He was changed in Genesis 32.
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  • 23:19 But something must have happened to Esau
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  • 23:20 because he had a touch with God.
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  • 23:22 And when the Jews sees a Muslim
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  • 23:24 who has turned to God
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  • 23:25 and it full of life and full of love
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  • 23:27 it's undoing...
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  • 23:28 we don't know what to do with that.
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  • 23:30 That's beautiful.
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  • 23:31 Here is a historical opportunity Myles.
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  • 23:34 Iran is ready for Christ.
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  • 23:36 Most people don't know
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  • 23:38 and even fewer people are involved.
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  • 23:40 And if we work together
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  • 23:42 we will see Iran transformed
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  • 23:44 and through Iran even Israel will be blessed.
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  • 23:46 And the whole Middle East will be blessed.
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  • 23:57 ♪ Background Music ♪
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  • 24:07 Katharine - Israel is a land full of promises.
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  • 24:11 You'll never be the same.
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  • 24:12 So we invite you to come.
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  • 24:14 It's a trip of a lifetime.
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  • 24:15 We'd love you to join us.
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  • 24:20 Our resource this week,
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  • 24:21 The series "ESTHER, For Such a Time as This" on DVD
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  • 24:26 This 8 part series presents the Biblical account of the young,
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  • 24:30 beautiful Jewish woman who becomes the Queen of Persia.
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  • 24:34 When Esther is confronted with murderous racial hatred
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  • 24:37 she allows herself to be used by God
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  • 24:40 and saves the Jewish people from genocide.
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  • 24:43 Contact us for the DVD series,
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  • 24:45 "ESTHER, For Such a Time as This".
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  • 24:49 So here's what I'd like to do.
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  • 24:51 I think our viewers,
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  • 24:52 they're going to see your website
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  • 24:54 in front of you, "Iran Alive".
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  • 24:56 And I think I'd really like you to speak directly to our viewers
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  • 25:01 Anything that's on your heart.
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  • 25:02 A prayer or an exhortation,
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  • 25:04 or anything you'd like our people to know about how
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  • 25:08 to stand with you, stand with the Iranian believers,
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  • 25:10 whatever is in your heart brother.
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  • 25:12 Just share - just have your way.
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  • 25:13 First I want to encourage them to be informed and pray.
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  • 25:16 There's a spiritual warfare there.
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  • 25:18 And go to our website
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  • 25:19 or just text I r a n to 99629 to get in touch.
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  • 25:27 Every month we're sending news and stories like this.
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  • 25:31 But I want to encourage you, God is at work.
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  • 25:33 Don't just listen to this news.
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  • 25:35 Don't just depend on that.
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  • 25:37 God cares about 1.6 billion people
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  • 25:41 He loved the world.
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  • 25:42 He died for all.
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  • 25:44 And the world doesn't know...
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  • 25:45 What do we do with ISIS?
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  • 25:47 God knows what to do with ISIS.
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  • 25:49 God has an answer to Muslims.
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  • 25:51 You just need to partner with Him.
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  • 25:52 He is going to transform Iran.
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  • 25:54 I want to ask you, pray for Israel
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  • 25:56 but also pray for Iran.
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  • 25:58 Both will be ruled by the same LORD very soon.
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  • 26:01 And I ask you to love Muslims.
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  • 26:05 Because if you're afraid of them and you don't like them,
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  • 26:09 both of them is out of God's will.
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  • 26:11 Love them.
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  • 26:13 Share the Gospel.
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  • 26:14 They're many of them desperate.
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  • 26:16 They're not all fanatics.
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  • 26:18 They're desperate.
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  • 26:19 They're the captives saying, Is there a Savior?
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  • 26:21 We are born into this slavery
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  • 26:23 and we want to get out and we can't.
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  • 26:25 Would you change your heart towards Muslims?
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  • 26:28 Would you change your mind towards Muslims?
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  • 26:30 And would you join God in transforming the Middle East for the LORD?
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  • 26:35 Starting from Iran...
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  • 26:36 Iran will be the first Islamic country that will be Christian.
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  • 26:40 I pray that you would.
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  • 26:41 Thank you brother.
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  • 26:43 Thank you Myles,
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  • 26:44 I appreciate you very much.
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  • 26:48 I love these testimonies that are coming out of Iran.
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  • 26:51 It's amazing!
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  • 26:52 It is.
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  • 26:54 You know, the Gospel's going forward in power.
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  • 26:55 It's so different from what we hear on the headlines.
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  • 26:57 And it's important to us
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  • 26:59 because we have been reaching for the Arabs and the Persians
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  • 27:01 and all those that are "other" than the Jews,
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  • 27:03 as well as the Jewish people.
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  • 27:05 So it's really been heart of our hearts hasn't it?
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  • 27:07 Well it's so encouraging to see that God is reaching in
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  • 27:10 beyond the veil, the iron veil, that God Himself is appearing.
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  • 27:15 That's really true.
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  • 27:16 Well that's why we always want to remind you
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  • 27:19 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
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  • 27:21 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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  • 27:25 Our monthly newsletter the "Levitt Letter" is free
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  • 27:28 and full of insightful articles and news commentary
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  • 27:31 from a Messianic perspective.
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  • 27:33 Visit levitt.com to find our newsletter,
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  • 27:40 and much more!
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