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Series: “Times of the Signs (2017)”
In this eight-program TV series, Myles and Katharine Weiss encourage Believers to look beyond the troubling prophetic signs of our day and live in growing expectation of our Messiah’s return.
Episode: “On the Prophetic Horizons”
The first program reviews the major prophetic signs that point to the return of Yeshua (Jesus). Myles and Katharine lay out an overview of the series and the quickening pace of prophecy.

Caption transcript for Times of the Signs (2017): “On the Prophetic Horizons” (1/8)

  • 00:04 I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:06 Welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:07 And I am David Hart.
  • 00:09 This is the first program of our series,
  • 00:11 "Times of the Signs"
  • 00:12 And the question is
  • 00:13 What's on the Prophetic Horizon?
  • 00:15 We'll have experts in prophecy.
  • 00:17 Myles and Katharine Weiss will be teaching.
  • 00:20 Keep watch!
  • 00:21 The signs are stacking up.
  • 01:21 Shalom , and welcome to our >>program, I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:23 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:25 and we want to welcome you to our new series,
  • 01:27 "The Times of the Signs".
  • 01:28 The headlines are showing that the Bible is true.
  • 01:31 A we sit here before you we see that ever since
  • 01:34 1948 when the State of Israel was reborn
  • 01:37 the signs are stacking up leading up to the return
  • 01:40 the LORD, Yeshua Ha Mashiach .
  • 01:42 And people have longed to see the day that we are living in.
  • 01:46 It's an exciting time,
  • 01:47 it's a challenging time
  • 01:49 but God has given us the game plan.
  • 01:51 He's given us who wins, right?
  • 01:53 That's exactly so.
  • 01:54 We have some great interviews
  • 01:56 from wonderful guests speakers.
  • 01:57 We're going to be hearing from Jewish and Christian
  • 01:59 leaders who are experts in the topic of prophecy.
  • 02:03 And we're going to see how these signs
  • 02:05 are really unfolding before us.
  • 02:16 All of these things are getting ready to
  • 02:17 happen or in motion, especially...
  • 02:23 Well this new phenomenon that's come on the scene is Chrislam.
  • 02:26 And we'll talk more about that in a little bit.
  • 02:28 But we're going to begin our series,
  • 02:30 what is synonymous with the end times.
  • 02:32 Let's go and hear Myles in Megiddo.
  • 02:43 We often hear people say kind of with resignation
  • 02:45 well, that's the sign of the times.
  • 02:48 Well perhaps we're living in the times of the signs.
  • 02:51 We're here at Megiddo,
  • 02:53 one of the oldest 'tels', or archaeological digs in Israel.
  • 02:57 It's where a city would be built and destroyed,
  • 03:00 and built and destroyed and built up.
  • 03:01 And here at Har Megiddo , the "Mountain of Megiddo"
  • 03:05 which is where we hear the word "Armageddon"
  • 03:08 loosely translated in the King James.
  • 03:10 In Matthew 24 Yeshua told us....
  • 03:23 because we do not know the day or the hour.
  • 03:25 And we want to be like the Sons of Isaachar
  • 03:27 who understood the times and the seasons.
  • 03:30 You know there are so many signs piling up on each other right now
  • 03:33 running into each other,
  • 03:35 that it's as if they're stacking up
  • 03:36 in the preparation for the coming of the Messiah.
  • 03:40 The most significant sign that the Messiah is coming
  • 03:44 is the restoration of Israel spoken of in Mark 13...
  • 03:53 And since that time in 1948 there are so many signs
  • 03:57 beginning to happen in the world
  • 03:59 that many prophetic voices and scholars are looking at
  • 04:03 are we really there?
  • 04:04 Are we near the time of the coming of Yeshua ?
  • 04:08 I mean think about it.
  • 04:09 The ancient nations are all on the scene again.
  • 04:13 Russia - Persia - Turkey
  • 04:15 Cush which is the area of Ethiopia and the nations in Africa.
  • 04:19 And 'Put' which is Libya
  • 04:21 and the surrounding nations.
  • 04:23 Those significant prophetic nations
  • 04:26 are all on the world stage again.
  • 04:28 And it's in preparation for the great battle of the end
  • 04:32 and the nations being drawn into the Valley of Decision
  • 04:36 which many believe is right here in the Valley of Megiddo.
  • 04:41 Ezekiel 38 speaks about this confluence,
  • 04:44 this coming together of nations to come against Jerusalem,
  • 04:47 to come against the people of God,
  • 04:49 to come against the purposes and the Word of God.
  • 04:52 Even at the time we're living right now
  • 04:54 that Jeremiah 49 is coming awake,
  • 04:57 and the significance of Iran, ancient Persia, is now growing
  • 05:00 as we see them taking a major place on the world stage
  • 05:04 with their threatening to annihilate Israel and the West.
  • 05:09 Zechariah 1:14-15 says to the nations,
  • 05:23 You went to far in being a hand of correction on them.
  • 05:26 There is so many signs in the earth right now
  • 05:28 that we're getting near to the great battle
  • 05:30 and to the coming of the LORD
  • 05:32 that we are excited because we know that there is Good News
  • 05:36 in the midst of the headlines that are distressing you.
  • 05:43 I consider Jesus' Olivet Discourse
  • 05:45 the most important prophecy in the whole Bible.
  • 05:48 Because He's the Creator, He knows everything.
  • 05:51 And He knows the end from the beginning.
  • 05:54 He says...
  • 06:23 To me it's thrilling to see how close we are.
  • 06:27 You would think the re-birth of the nation of Israel
  • 06:29 which I do believe was when the world
  • 06:31 hourglass took its final spin,
  • 06:33 and I do believe we are in the end times
  • 06:35 as that being one sign.
  • 06:37 But the thing that really makes it more clear
  • 06:39 I think at this point Myles
  • 06:41 is that when you look at all the prophesies
  • 06:43 that are to be forthcoming in the last days,
  • 06:46 they're all converging right now.
  • 06:47 WOW!
  • 06:48 It's not just one sign but they're all signs.
  • 06:50 As a matter of fact, I have to search out
  • 06:52 to see if there is any possible sign that isn't convergent right now
  • 06:55 and I haven't found one yet.
  • 06:56 For instance, Russia is involved in a major
  • 06:59 invasion of Israel in Ezekiel 38 and 39
  • 07:02 that includes Iran and Turkey.
  • 07:04 The relationship Russia is building with Iran and Turkey
  • 07:06 are stronger than ever.
  • 07:09 and Iran and Turkey are adverse to Israel
  • 07:11 I mean, that's one thing.
  • 07:13 What about it says in Revelation 11
  • 07:15 there will come a time when 2 witnesses who were preaching Jesus
  • 07:18 will be killed by the anti-Christ
  • 07:21 and it says that the whole world will see them.
  • 07:23 Hundred years ago they used to say that the Bible can't be true.
  • 07:26 How can the whole world see 2 guys lying in the streets?
  • 07:29 Well, I'll pull out my cell phone and I'll tell you
  • 07:31 I can see them on the Internet,
  • 07:33 on my cell phone, my iphone.
  • 07:34 That's right.
  • 07:35 What about the mark of the beast?
  • 07:37 Someday they say there'll be no one who'll buy or sell,
  • 07:39 a cashless society.
  • 07:41 Well what about the biometric chip technology we got right now?
  • 07:44 In Matthew Chapter 24 its talking about
  • 07:46 all the signs that will come before the LORD
  • 07:49 Jesus returns to the earth.
  • 07:51 And Jesus gives out this long list of signs.
  • 07:53 I always think it's interesting when people
  • 07:54 say we shouldn't be looking for signs.
  • 07:56 But when Jesus' disciples said, what will be the
  • 07:58 sign of your coming and the end of the age?
  • 08:00 He didn't say, well just don't worry about it.
  • 08:01 He gave this long litany of signs.
  • 08:03 But until we have re-conquered,
  • 08:05 repossessed the Biblical heartland of Israel
  • 08:10 we won't get to the point where we really have Jerusalem
  • 08:13 WOW!
  • 08:14 and where God's kingdom will be re-established on earth
  • 08:17 and the Messiah will come, right?
  • 08:21 Or where Christians will say, Christ has come back,
  • 08:24 and re-established His kingdom on earth.
  • 08:26 I call these days the last days of the last days
  • 08:30 WOW!
  • 08:31 I believe that Jesus is coming soon.
  • 08:34 And if he's going to come in my lifetime
  • 08:36 he better come pretty quick.
  • 08:46 We are living in exciting times.
  • 08:48 I mean, think about it.
  • 08:50 All the prophecies of the Bible are coming alive.
  • 08:52 The headlines can only be understood
  • 08:55 as you look through the lens of Scripture.
  • 08:57 Think about the rise of this coming world government,
  • 09:01 the economy becoming one all around the world.
  • 09:04 The role of radical Islam, the jihadists,
  • 09:07 are on the move around the world
  • 09:10 threatening western civilization,
  • 09:12 threatening Israel, "the little Satan"
  • 09:14 and America, "the great Satan" so called.
  • 09:17 Think about the change that's coming in the little town of Bethlehem
  • 09:20 where we think of the coming of the LORD
  • 09:22 and now what's coming from there is a re-written story
  • 09:25 that is excising the history of the Jewish part of the Land
  • 09:30 and the Jewishness of Jesus
  • 09:32 in trying to build a new replacement theology
  • 09:34 that has more to do with South American liberation theology
  • 09:38 and Marxist theology than it does to do with the Bible.
  • 09:42 The rebuilding of the Temple...
  • 09:44 There are those in Israel that are preparing for rebuilding the Temple as we speak,
  • 09:49 as we're alive right now.
  • 09:51 And also this incredible movement of the "Greens"
  • 09:55 the environmental...
  • 09:56 I can only say, the environmental fascists
  • 09:58 who are trying to centralize control
  • 10:00 and make it impossible for people to live
  • 10:02 and the connection that had with pagan worship.
  • 10:05 There's so many things on the horizon right now
  • 10:09 that we want to bring to you on this series
  • 10:11 to let you know where we are in time
  • 10:13 and what we need to pray about
  • 10:15 and how to move through this season.
  • 10:17 Daniel 12 speaks about the end of time.
  • 10:20 God admonished Daniel to seal it up,
  • 10:23 till the end of time when knowledge would increase
  • 10:25 you could unseal the book.
  • 10:27 And we are living in the most explosive time
  • 10:29 of the increase of knowledge.
  • 10:31 Think that 100 years ago everyone traveled by horseback
  • 10:35 and now we travel by planes and by jets.
  • 10:38 I you had told our great-great grandparents
  • 10:41 that things would be they way they are now
  • 10:43 they would say that'll never happen.
  • 10:44 Think about this little device that we all carry around.
  • 10:46 Some of us worship it.
  • 10:48 We feel like we can't live without it.
  • 10:50 And it can take photos and get you in touch with a library
  • 10:53 and communicate with every one in the world.
  • 10:55 And the knowledge level is so explosive
  • 10:57 and so increasing in these last 100 years
  • 11:01 that we're seeing this fulfillment of what God
  • 11:03 told Daniel would happen at the end of time.
  • 11:06 We also see the incredible falling away,
  • 11:09 the weakness in the Christian church.
  • 11:11 Thank God it's strong in Africa and Asia
  • 11:14 and is growing in parts of the world
  • 11:16 but diminishing in Europe and in America.
  • 11:19 And we need to be able to pray about that.
  • 11:21 Because we see this falling away.
  • 11:23 Do you know that the vacuum that was left
  • 11:25 by weak Christianity after World War I
  • 11:28 was the exact vacuum that Hitler came in to fill as a strong national figure?
  • 11:35 Could it be that the weakness of the Church
  • 11:38 is opening the door for a strong international figure
  • 11:42 spoken of as anti-Messiah, anti-Christ.
  • 11:45 We need to strengthen the Church.
  • 11:47 We know that this series, that these programs
  • 11:49 will strengthen you in your faith and will keep you strong in the Word.
  • 11:54 To keep you from that 2nd Thessalonians 2:3 "great falling away"
  • 11:59 So here we are... The Valley of Megiddo.
  • 12:02 With the good signs that the LORD is coming soon
  • 12:05 in the midst of all the difficulty,
  • 12:07 in the midst of all these signs that are dangerous and hard to understand.
  • 12:12 The good news is that God is a God of restoration.
  • 12:16 And just as he has restored Israel,
  • 12:18 restored the people of God to their nation
  • 12:21 and is now awakening the Church to its root
  • 12:24 as being grafted-in to the Commonwealth of Israel,
  • 12:28 God is now going to prepare us to be able to thrive
  • 12:32 in the midst of the difficult years ahead.
  • 12:35 And that's what this program will help you do,
  • 12:37 this series is going to equip you to
  • 12:39 thrive in the midst of difficult times.
  • 12:42 This is the "time" of the signs.
  • 12:58 Do you wonder about your future as a believer in the Messiah?
  • 13:02 Our Founder, Zola Levitt wrote a booklet
  • 13:04 that tells us what lies ahead...
  • 13:07 "Glory, The Future of the Believers"
  • 13:09 Inside Zola explains...
  • 13:18 Find out what God has prepared for those that love Him.
  • 13:21 Call 1-800-WONDERS
  • 13:23 or go to levitt.com
  • 13:28 The Levitt Letter is a wonderful
  • 13:29 source of information
  • 13:31 that we would love to send out free to you.
  • 13:33 All you need to do is contact us
  • 13:35 at levitt.com
  • 13:36 and we'll send it right out to you.
  • 13:37 You will enjoy it.
  • 13:39 There's another source
  • 13:40 that we recommend highly.
  • 13:42 It is the "Israel Today"
  • 13:43 Myles spoke with Ryan Jones about
  • 13:46 his perspective of how he sees
  • 13:48 the prophetic things that are unfolding
  • 13:50 in our time today.
  • 13:51 Let's go now
  • 13:53 and hear Myles' interview with him in Jerusalem.
  • 13:57 Ryan I'm holding my 2nd favorite magazine in the world.
  • 14:00 The first of course, being the Levitt Letter.
  • 14:02 But tell us a little bit about the history of your magazine
  • 14:05 and how you run it today
  • 14:08 regarding its availability.
  • 14:10 Okay, "Israel Today" was began almost 40 years ago I believe,
  • 14:13 in Germany as a small newsletter
  • 14:17 to the German Christian public where at the time
  • 14:20 there was very little news about Israel coming out
  • 14:22 especially from Israel.
  • 14:24 So our founder, Ludwig Schneider
  • 14:26 began a newsletter to those people.
  • 14:27 It continued to grow.
  • 14:28 The desire for it continued to grow.
  • 14:31 And about 15, maybe even 20 years ago
  • 14:34 they became aware of a desire for this in English as well.
  • 14:37 Of course, there was a lot more news about Israel in English,
  • 14:40 in the English market.
  • 14:41 But a lot of it was coming from the mainstream western media.
  • 14:44 They were coming over here with their own agendas
  • 14:46 that were being influenced by the agenda of those
  • 14:49 who took their hands and guided them around here in the Land,
  • 14:51 in particular Palestinian authority.
  • 14:53 And so there was a hunger for what are the average Israelis thinking about these things.
  • 14:59 What is the average Israeli view?
  • 15:01 And in particular, what is the average Israeli Messianic view of these topics?
  • 15:05 It's a very unique publication.
  • 15:07 I want to ask you some questions
  • 15:08 about how you see the role of Israel in these particular things.
  • 15:13 For example, regarding this movement towards a one world government
  • 15:17 and the centralizing of the economy.
  • 15:19 Where does Israel stand in the story line?
  • 15:22 I think it's really interesting to look at the U.N. in particular.
  • 15:25 Israel is part of the U.N.
  • 15:27 Israel in fact wants to be part of the U.N.
  • 15:29 Israel wants to be accepted
  • 15:30 and be a part of this growing unity.
  • 15:33 But despite its desire to do so it never will be.
  • 15:37 Because first of all it was called out by God
  • 15:39 and as we know, the world tends to not like what God has called out.
  • 15:44 So Israel will push and will try
  • 15:47 and it affects things like the upcoming elections.
  • 15:50 But I think obviously we will continue to see that the world holds Israel at arm's length.
  • 15:56 And Israel realizes that in the end that it's on its own
  • 16:02 and needs to figure out things on its own.
  • 16:04 What about the current situation of the rising of jihad in the Middle East?
  • 16:09 I know we're praying a lot about the persecution of Christians.
  • 16:12 And some people are saying...
  • 16:13 I may have even read it in your magazine.
  • 16:15 The 20th century was the Jews persecution.
  • 16:18 The 21st century seems to be the Christians.
  • 16:21 I'll tell you, a lot of people here in Israel are just baffled by it
  • 16:25 because a few years ago the whole "Arab Spring" was starting up.
  • 16:28 These movements were starting.
  • 16:30 And in the west, and particularly in America and in Washington
  • 16:32 there was this excitement and trying to encourage these movements.
  • 16:35 And in Israel everyone is shaking their heads and saying, you don't know what you're doing
  • 16:38 you don't know what you're getting yourself into.
  • 16:40 A lot of people here already saw what was going to happen and were predicting it.
  • 16:43 They said already years ago, you know the "Arab Spring" will become an "Islamic Winter".
  • 16:47 And its actually gone far beyond that in reality.
  • 16:50 It's shocking...
  • 16:51 And you're from America; you've been here a long time.
  • 16:54 But how do you see America being seemingly on the
  • 16:59 wrong side of history so consistently in the recent years?
  • 17:02 Look...I think... and Israeli's recognize this,
  • 17:07 that the general American attitude and the general American engagement
  • 17:11 is coming from a place of good intention.
  • 17:14 Now whether or not that's true of the particular leaders who are in office
  • 17:18 is another question.
  • 17:20 So Israelis that frustrated by the American actions realize
  • 17:24 that America in general has everyone's best interest at heart in general
  • 17:30 and in particular for Israel.
  • 17:33 But they see that there is a very naive approach to these types of things.
  • 17:40 The Americans tend to deal with places like the Middle East
  • 17:44 as if they're dealing with their European friends
  • 17:46 or European allies and nations.
  • 17:48 And it's just a different place.
  • 17:50 Things work different.
  • 17:57 Hi, you know a good question to ask yourself might be,
  • 18:00 where else can you find solid Bible teaching
  • 18:02 regarding prophecy for these last days?
  • 18:05 Well Zola Levitt Ministries
  • 18:07 has been doing exactly that
  • 18:08 for more than 35 years
  • 18:10 and will continue with your support.
  • 18:13 Your gifts of financial support
  • 18:15 is what enables us to do this.
  • 18:17 We want to remind you there's 3 ways
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  • 18:21 or just give us a phone call.
  • 18:23 And thank you.
  • 18:27 Also, I wanted to ask you about the Temple Mount controversy.
  • 18:32 There's so many voices arising.
  • 18:35 It's kind of amazing that while the ultra orthodox
  • 18:38 don't believe there can be a Temple before the Messiah is here,
  • 18:41 there is a growing movement to at least be able to pray and get ready to build.
  • 18:45 How do you see those events currently?
  • 18:48 Look, first of all as a Bible believer,
  • 18:50 the Jews, there's this whole series of returns
  • 18:55 that are laid out in the Bible.
  • 18:57 First, there's a return to the Land.
  • 18:59 Then there's a return to Jerusalem.
  • 19:00 Then there's a return to the Temple Mount.
  • 19:02 Then there's the return of the hearts to God Himself.
  • 19:03 Hallelujah!
  • 19:04 So as someone who reads the Bible you're sitting here
  • 19:07 and you're watching it all happen
  • 19:09 and you're recognizing what's going on.
  • 19:12 So it's exciting.
  • 19:14 It's exciting to see them push for this.
  • 19:16 It's also frustrating because Israel itself is blocking
  • 19:20 the Jews from taking this next step out of fear.
  • 19:24 One of the programs we're doing is regarding
  • 19:26 the re-writing of history out of Bethlehem
  • 19:29 including Yeshua as the first Palestinian freedom fighter
  • 19:34 and Christ at the Checkpoint controversy.
  • 19:37 How big would you say this new replacement...
  • 19:42 we'll say Palestinian replacement theology is?
  • 19:45 It's unfortunately from our vantage point,
  • 19:47 getting dangerously and worryingly big.
  • 19:50 I think they have successfully latched on to a message of social justice
  • 19:55 and this plays with the younger crowd big time.
  • 19:59 Especially on campuses in the west.
  • 20:01 And I think they have pretty much perfected this message.
  • 20:04 I tell you what... there has been a lot of difficulty
  • 20:07 in trying to find a counter-message.
  • 20:10 Because it is so appealing. the social justice message,
  • 20:13 and especially when you put it in the context of Jesus own teachings, it's a winner.
  • 20:17 So it's been difficult for the Messianic Jews themselves to find something.
  • 20:23 Where there has been some success...
  • 20:25 There are a couple of legal groups,
  • 20:27 some of them headed by Messianic Jews
  • 20:28 although the organization itself is not Messianic,
  • 20:31 that are doing a lot of work in saying, well you know what?
  • 20:33 We're going to point out social injustices in this country
  • 20:35 but if you want to show where the real problem is
  • 20:38 they're looking at the Palestinian Authority.
  • 20:39 And they're showing, pray for the Palestinian people
  • 20:41 because they are being oppressed not by Israel, by their own government.
  • 20:44 So really for our viewers, they may have had...
  • 20:47 I'll say the older ones have had just a kind of almost knee-jerk
  • 20:51 heart response to the establishing of Israel in a positive way.
  • 20:55 But there's a huge divide coming among the young people like you say, especially on campuses.
  • 21:01 And what would you say to the west regarding this slippery slope?
  • 21:08 First of all I think regarding this divide there needs to be an understanding.
  • 21:12 Because this older generation saw the rebirth of Israel and it's this amazing thing.
  • 21:16 I mean what generation has seen such a fulfillment of prophecy in their time?
  • 21:19 It's unprecedented.
  • 21:22 Right.
  • 21:23 So the older generation is you know...
  • 21:24 We're siding with Israel no matter what.
  • 21:26 And I think the realization that both sides need to come to
  • 21:30 is that it's not about Israel.
  • 21:32 Israel is not perfect.
  • 21:33 Israel is a human nation, it's going to make mistakes.
  • 21:35 Read the Bible, Israel made mistakes all through its history in its relationship with God.
  • 21:39 There was never a period that Israel was perfect and Holy in God's site.
  • 21:43 Exactly.
  • 21:44 And it's not going to be so today either.
  • 21:45 That doesn't mean that His plan is not right, because it's not about Israel.
  • 21:48 It's about Him and His plan.
  • 21:56 In light of what is coming
  • 21:57 on the prophetic horizon
  • 21:59 We have to ask the question,
  • 22:00 How shall we live knowing that the nations
  • 22:04 will be drawn into this valley
  • 22:05 to fight against Israel and the God of Israel
  • 22:08 and that all hell is going to break loose on the earth?
  • 22:11 How shall we live?
  • 22:12 Well we can know that God is always with us
  • 22:14 no matter what we're facing.
  • 22:16 And I believe that we need to pray for a restoration of
  • 22:19 the fear of the LORD and not the fear of man.
  • 22:22 You know Islam is continually trying to get us to bow
  • 22:26 to what they want and the agenda that they want.
  • 22:29 Even Chrislam is trying to creep into the Church in the west.
  • 22:33 And it is such against what the cross has already accomplished
  • 22:37 that there's one way to the Father
  • 22:38 and its not through Allah
  • 22:40 it's through Jehovah.
  • 22:41 And so Myles, the fear of the LORD is what we need.
  • 22:44 We really do.
  • 22:45 And you know it's one of the 7 spirits of God
  • 22:46 spoken of in Isaiah 11.
  • 22:48 And the fear of the LORD is not a fearful thing in the sense of being scared.
  • 22:52 It has to do with reverence.
  • 22:54 It has to do with understanding the awesome Holiness of God
  • 22:57 and His desire to be in relationship with us.
  • 23:00 And you know the Bible also talks about in the last days
  • 23:02 we shall watch and pray.
  • 23:04 That means our eyes can see the signs that we're living in.
  • 23:08 But our heart isn't discouraged.
  • 23:10 Our heart is encouraged because we can know that our prayers will be effective
  • 23:15 even like in the days of Daniel when he said...
  • 23:17 Like he prayed 3 times and God was with him
  • 23:21 even in the most hard circumstance
  • 23:23 in that God will give us the ability to be strong and to take action.
  • 23:28 That's really true.
  • 23:29 You know that we need to both celebrate God
  • 23:31 in our worship services and in our private time
  • 23:33 and be enthralled with Him.
  • 23:35 But at the same time we need to keep our eyes open
  • 23:38 and be aware of what's going on in the world
  • 23:40 thinking about even the current persecution
  • 23:42 of the church in the Middle East and around the world because of jihad.
  • 23:45 We need to be able to worship and enjoy the presence of God
  • 23:49 but also know what is happening around us.
  • 23:51 Yes, yes, yes...drink in of His strength in every worship service that you have
  • 23:56 but also make sure that we're able to be salt and light.
  • 23:59 Our voice has ability to have things accomplished.
  • 24:04 I love the things that God is doing in America
  • 24:07 but we could do even more.
  • 24:09 Yeah, we need to be standing with our brothers and sisters around the world.
  • 24:12 I think about the righteous Gentiles
  • 24:15 that stood for the Jewish people during the holocaust.
  • 24:18 I think that I want to be a righteous Jew
  • 24:20 and stand for the Gentiles that are now suffering,
  • 24:22 the Christians that are suffering around the world.
  • 24:24 We want to be those Jew and Gentile together
  • 24:26 that are standing for and helping those that are facing such incredible persecution.
  • 24:31 Salt keeps the preservation.
  • 24:34 It preserves the goodness of things.
  • 24:36 And light shines light on the world
  • 24:38 and it points people to the Word.
  • 24:40 Really the only way that we can live in these days
  • 24:42 is to be people of the Word
  • 24:44 and to keep looking up
  • 24:46 because our redemption is coming.
  • 24:53 You know perspective is everything.
  • 24:55 When we keep our eyes on the LORD and not on the tragedies that are coming towards us
  • 25:00 the LORD will help us to walk above the circumstance
  • 25:03 even like Peter, Myles
  • 25:06 how he had to walk on the water in these days.
  • 25:09 Our redemption is drawing nigh
  • 25:11 and we will look up,
  • 25:13 we will be solid in our faith.
  • 25:15 I love what Tim LaHaye says,
  • 25:16 that we're living in the last of the last of the days.
  • 25:20 Yeah, we really see these signs crowding each other.
  • 25:22 There's never been more apparent, obvious pointing
  • 25:27 towards the return of the LORD that we see now.
  • 25:29 Even the alignment of nations,
  • 25:30 the ancient nations being back on the scene.
  • 25:32 And now the arising of a one world government
  • 25:35 and this cashless society.
  • 25:37 There's so many topics we're going to cover in this series.
  • 25:39 We're really excited about it.
  • 25:41 We're going to be talking about the story of Bethlehem
  • 25:43 being re-written by Palestinian replacement theology.
  • 25:46 We'll take you into the rebuilding of the Temple
  • 25:48 and the excitement that's in that.
  • 25:50 Every generation believes that they're the last ones
  • 25:53 but there's never been this many signs at the same time.
  • 25:56 Altogether
  • 25:57 In fact, Paul warned Timothy
  • 25:59 that in the last days character issues would be extremely important.
  • 26:03 There would be a falling away
  • 26:05 and an unwillingness
  • 26:07 to endure sound doctrine.
  • 26:08 And that's why we are bringing you this series.
  • 26:10 We know that the only way to understand what you're seeing in the world
  • 26:13 is to see it through the lens of the Bible.
  • 26:16 And to stay rooted in the Bible.
  • 26:18 Because we ourselves need to keep ourselves checked.
  • 26:22 As lawlessness increases around us
  • 26:25 we want to stay under the law of the Spirit of Life
  • 26:29 in Christ Jesus.
  • 26:30 Yes, exactly so.
  • 26:32 And so that's why we are moving in this series to show you,
  • 26:37 show all of our viewers not to worry,
  • 26:40 to keep your eyes on the LORD as Katharine said
  • 26:42 to know that as we stay in the Word and stay focused on the LORD
  • 26:46 we'll be able to make it through.
  • 26:48 In fact, be a resource for other people as we see the day of the LORD approaching.
  • 26:53 Next week we are going to be speaking to you about the
  • 26:56 arising of this one world government and how it's going to unfold in the days ahead.
  • 27:05 So much has happened in the world,
  • 27:07 and especially in Israel since 1948.
  • 27:10 We truly are in the last days of the last days.
  • 27:14 And the desire of this series
  • 27:16 is to equip you to thrive in these times.
  • 27:19 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim .
  • 27:21 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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  1. On the Prophetic Horizons
  2. Government on Whose Shoulders?
  3. Green to the Extreme
  4. Bethlehem Rewritten
  5. Rebuilding the Temple
  6. The Heavens Declare
  7. The Sword of Allah
  8. New Heaven, New Earth
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