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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: “The Heavens Declare”
The Lord uses heavenly signs to show humans what He is doing, where He is going, and what He asks of us. Elijah was victorious over the prophets of Baal, but there are still high places (altars to idols) in the Land, just as there are in our lives. Believers don’t follow signs but only our Messiah. We hear from Mark Hitchcock, a leading prophecy authority and prolific author of over 20 books.

Caption transcript for Times of the Signs (2017): “The Heavens Declare” (6/8)

  • 00:04 Hi, I'm David Hart.
  • 00:05 We welcome you to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:07 >>And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:09 Today on our series "Times of the Signs"
  • 00:12 We'll be discussing the fact that we
  • 00:13 need to be looking up to the sky
  • 00:16 for the coming signs of Yeshua.
  • 00:17 >>That's right.
  • 00:18 God sent Noah a rainbow.
  • 00:20 >>An he also made the sun stand still for Joshua.
  • 00:24 >>That's right.
  • 00:25 >>More about all of that coming up.
  • 01:26 >>Shalom and welcome to our program, I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:28 >>and I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:29 Welcome to our series "Times of the Signs".
  • 01:32 The heavens are telling us the time that we're in.
  • 01:35 >>Yeah, really.
  • 01:36 We are seeing so much controversy and excitement
  • 01:37 about the Blood Moons,
  • 01:39 about signs in the heavens.
  • 01:40 It makes me feel very small.
  • 01:42 It reminds me of Job 38.
  • 01:44 Job has a controversy with God
  • 01:46 and God asks him...
  • 01:52 And I feel like that,
  • 01:53 that we are all reaching for something.
  • 01:55 I'm glad that people are looking in the Word to find out what God is saying.
  • 01:59 >>And I love that these moons are lining up with the feasts Myles.
  • 02:02 I mean, God is speaking to us from the heavens.
  • 02:05 The heavens declare the Glory of God.
  • 02:08 >>And people are beginning to say,
  • 02:10 what do these things mean?
  • 02:11 And we are going to take a deeper look in our interview.
  • 02:14 But before that, you know we prophesy in part
  • 02:17 and we know in part.
  • 02:19 The only thing that we know for sure is Jesus.
  • 02:21 >>He's coming, and he will settle all the prophecies,
  • 02:24 he will settle all of the controversies.
  • 02:26 And that's part of the wonder of following him.
  • 02:29 Our desire is that you would look in the Word
  • 02:31 and see for yourself.
  • 02:33 Out guest today, Mark Hitchcock, is a Bible prophecy expert
  • 02:37 and he's going to talk to us about the meaning of the Blood Moons.
  • 02:40 So let's go to Mark.
  • 02:43 There's something that's known as a Blood Moon.
  • 02:45 And really a Blood Moon is just basically a lunar eclipse.
  • 02:49 It's when the earth comes between the sun
  • 02:53 and the moon is eclipsed during that period of time.
  • 02:56 It kind of turns a reddish hue or kind of an orange hue
  • 03:00 and so it's called "The Blood Moon".
  • 03:01 So it's a fairly common phenomenon
  • 03:04 when you have a lunar eclipse.
  • 03:06 But what happened in 2014/2015 is you had what is called a "Lunar Tetrad"
  • 03:11 where you had 4 of these Blood Moons in succession
  • 03:14 that fell on Jewish Feast days.
  • 03:38 So many saw this as a great sign in the heavens
  • 03:42 because there has been some times in the past
  • 03:45 when significant events happened for Israel.
  • 03:48 Whenever people look at the Blood Moons
  • 03:50 one of the things that they point out is
  • 03:52 this a great cosmic sign, a great cosmic portent;
  • 03:54 something is happening.
  • 03:56 And it really deals with the nation of Israel
  • 03:59 because these Blood Moons are happening on these Feast days.
  • 04:01 But the difficulty with that
  • 04:03 is these Blood Moons that occurred in 2014/2015
  • 04:06 only the last one on September 28th of 2015
  • 04:09 is even visible in Israel.
  • 04:11 Now some will respond to that and say,
  • 04:13 well with 24/7 news today
  • 04:15 and satellites and all the things we have
  • 04:17 people can see it on television.
  • 04:19 But it seems odd to me that the people there in the place
  • 04:24 that this is supposed to be a portent for,
  • 04:26 that they don't even see it with their own eyes.
  • 04:28 See, that seems strange to me.
  • 04:30 Because they'll go back and point to things
  • 04:32 like the Star appearing to the Wise Men or things.
  • 04:34 But they actually saw it.
  • 04:36 And so to me, making this great sign for the nation of Israel
  • 04:40 when they could see only one of the four seems odd to me.
  • 04:44 So when things like this happen I think it's easy
  • 04:46 for prophesies like this to gain traction
  • 04:48 because people kind of have this sense already,
  • 04:51 a collective sense that something big's about to happen.
  • 04:54 But when we look at the Bible and what it says
  • 04:58 in the few places in the end times where it mentions
  • 05:00 that the moon turning into blood;
  • 05:02 first of all it's not even clear in those passages
  • 05:05 that it's talking about a lunar eclipse.
  • 05:07 It may be that this is a supernatural event
  • 05:10 that God is making the moon turn to blood.
  • 05:14 So it may not be some natural occurrence
  • 05:15 but a supernatural event.
  • 05:17 The other problem is the places it's referred to
  • 05:19 like in Joel chapter 2
  • 05:21 and Acts chapter 2 it quotes Joel.
  • 05:24 In Matthew 24 it mentions
  • 05:26 that the sun won't give its light
  • 05:28 and the moon won't shine.
  • 05:29 It doesn't mention the moon turning to blood there.
  • 05:31 And over in Revelation Chapter 6
  • 05:35 it mentions the moon turning to blood.
  • 05:37 All of those passages at least in my understanding in the context
  • 05:40 are referring to events during the future time of the 7 year tribulation
  • 05:44 either at the middle of it
  • 05:46 in the case of Revelation Chapter 6
  • 05:48 or at the end of it
  • 05:50 in the case of I think of Joel Chapter 2
  • 05:53 or in Matthew Chapter 24.
  • 05:55 Because in Matthew 24 it says,
  • 06:01 And so if we put those passages in their context
  • 06:05 it can't be referring to events in 2014/2015
  • 06:08 because we're not even in the tribulation yet.
  • 06:25 You know Ecclesiastes 1:9
  • 06:27 tells us [Speaking Hebrew]
  • 06:33 And just today we see the same battle
  • 06:37 that we saw in the times of Elijah and throughout the Bible
  • 06:40 between those who will follow the One True God
  • 06:42 and every other thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God.
  • 06:46 For example, right now there's a lot of attention being paid
  • 06:49 to the Blood Moons and the signs in the heavens.
  • 06:52 And that's a good thing
  • 06:53 because the dialogue is now off the Mayan Calendar and off of date setting
  • 06:57 and looking at the Bible to see
  • 07:00 what does Scripture say about what the heavens declare?
  • 07:03 And the fact is God does speak through heavenly signs and wonders.
  • 07:07 Think about this.
  • 07:09 In the Tanakh , in the Hebrew Scriptures
  • 07:11 what we call the Older Testament
  • 07:13 we have the sign of the rainbow given to Noah in Genesis 9,
  • 07:16 >>we have the sun standing still for Joshua so he
  • 07:19 can complete the battle before him.
  • 07:24 God uses signs in the heavens
  • 07:26 to speak to us about what he's doing,
  • 07:29 where he is, where he's going,
  • 07:31 and what he's asking of us.
  • 07:33 Even in Isaiah in Chapter 38,
  • 07:37 The sundial went backwards
  • 07:39 and gave Hezekiah extra time to live
  • 07:42 in order to complete his tasks here on the earth.
  • 07:46 And we know that God aligns the calendar
  • 07:49 in such a way as to present " moadim ", "special times" for us to meet with him.
  • 07:55 So there's something about the sun, the moon and the stars, signs in the heavens.
  • 08:00 and here on the top of the Carmel range we know that
  • 08:04 Elijah fought the prophets of Baal
  • 08:06 because it was here in this area that
  • 08:09 the attack came against the purposes of God.
  • 08:13 And God won that battle
  • 08:16 just as he wants to win that battle in your life today.
  • 08:43 Our resource this week...
  • 08:44 the series "Times of the Signs" on DVD
  • 08:47 Myles and Katharine Weiss encourage believers
  • 08:50 to look beyond the troubling prophetic signs of our day
  • 08:53 and live in growing expectation of our Messiah's return.
  • 08:56 In this 8 program series topics include...
  • 09:04 ...and more.
  • 09:05 Contact us for the DVD series "Times of the Signs"
  • 09:12 Kirsten - For many a trip to the Holy Land
  • 09:15 is the dream of a lifetime.
  • 09:17 The Bible truly comes alive as you see the sites
  • 09:20 where so many biblical events happened.
  • 09:23 Where the teaching is always from a Messianic perspective.
  • 09:26 Come on a Zola tour in the spring to see Israel and Petra
  • 09:30 or in the fall to add a cruise to Greece and Ephesus.
  • 09:34 See the land of the Bible for yourself
  • 09:37 Contact us to reserve your dream of a lifetime.
  • 09:42 As we're looking at these signs in the heavens
  • 09:45 we know that God is speaking.
  • 09:46 But it's interesting to note that Satan also uses signs
  • 09:50 in order to distract people, to keep them away from God.
  • 09:53 So let's go back to Mark Hitchcock
  • 09:55 as he explains this further.
  • 09:59 People have always looked up into the heavens
  • 10:01 and looked for signs there.
  • 10:02 >>And God created the heavens with such order
  • 10:04 and the constellations and these
  • 10:06 various things with such order
  • 10:09 that people can navigate by this.
  • 10:11 Now I can't do that
  • 10:12 but people that know how to do it
  • 10:14 can navigate very well by that.
  • 10:16 And so all of this order that God created and the beauty of it
  • 10:19 Satan has come in through false religion
  • 10:22 and has perverted what God has created.
  • 10:24 And so the order of all of that
  • 10:26 then has led people to take all of that
  • 10:29 and to worship it,
  • 10:30 to worship the creature rather than the Creator,
  • 10:34 the creation rather than the Creator
  • 10:36 and come up with all kinds of ideas.
  • 10:38 In fact, all the way back at the Tower of Babel.
  • 10:41 The statement there, let us build a tower that will reach into the heavens.
  • 10:46 And I don't think they really thought they were going to
  • 10:48 reach a tower that would go all the way to heaven.
  • 10:50 But the idea there is that they
  • 10:51 would reach this tower into the heavens.
  • 10:53 And the word "Babel" there in the Akkadian language
  • 10:56 you had the idea of the Gate of God.
  • 10:58 I think this would invite the gods to come down
  • 11:01 and to be with them and they could commune with the gods.
  • 11:04 And so then when God came down and confounded the language;
  • 11:07 which it's beautiful there in the passage it says,
  • 11:09 And God said, let us go down
  • 11:13 and see what's happening here.
  • 11:15 It's like man is thinking he's building this massive tower
  • 11:18 and it's so puny God has to come down from heaven just to see it.
  • 11:21 And it confounds the language
  • 11:22 and people are scattered all over the earth.
  • 11:24 And they took this false religion with them.
  • 11:27 And that's why in Revelation Chapter 17
  • 11:29 it talks about Babylon the Harlot,
  • 11:31 the Mother it says of all the abominations of the earth.
  • 11:37 And so all this false religion, all this harlotry.
  • 11:39 So it was all scattered.
  • 11:41 And really what we see in all the different places of the earth
  • 11:43 is just kind of a different form really of the same thing.
  • 11:46 And it all involves the Zodiac and constellations
  • 11:50 and worshipping the heavens.
  • 11:52 And there's a lot of barbaric things
  • 11:54 that go along with all that type of religion.
  • 11:56 So what God creates Satan comes along
  • 11:59 and he counterfeits and he uses it to deceive people.
  • 12:02 Well Babylon is the second most mentioned city in the Bible.
  • 12:06 The City of Jerusalem is mentioned about 800 times.
  • 12:09 Babylon is mentioned almost 300 times.
  • 12:11 And many have pointed out; I think it's beautiful that
  • 12:14 it's like Jerusalem is God's City
  • 12:17 and Babylon is man's city.
  • 12:19 Because it's there you have this first rebellion
  • 12:21 against God under the leadership
  • 12:23 of one man of Nimrod.
  • 12:25 And then God comes and scatters people all over the face of the earth.
  • 12:28 And it's as if Satan is the master globalist really in some ways.
  • 12:32 And he's been working inexorably since that time
  • 12:36 to bring the world back to one man, the whole world together.
  • 12:40 And it's fascinating with the globalism that we see today.
  • 12:44 That's exactly what's happening.
  • 12:45 The world is shrinking back down to where
  • 12:47 it's going to be one world
  • 12:49 and there'll be one man in the end ruling the world,
  • 12:51 the anti-Christ.
  • 12:52 And I hold the view that Babylon will be rebuilt.
  • 12:55 The city in Iraq will be rebuilt.
  • 12:56 So man's city will actually rise again.
  • 12:59 And there's a lot of reasons for that
  • 13:02 But one of them just simply is the Book of Revelation
  • 13:05 is the unveiling; it's the apocalypse.
  • 13:08 It's not to hide anything.
  • 13:10 It mentions Babylon the great city several times there in the book.
  • 13:14 And so I take that literally.
  • 13:15 And so I think Babylon...
  • 13:17 one person I read years ago said,
  • 13:19 Babylon was the cradle of civilization
  • 13:22 and it's the grave of civilization.
  • 13:24 It's like everything in the Bible comes full circle.
  • 13:27 You have Genesis 10 and 11
  • 13:29 where Babylon is this first city that's built by Nimrod after the flood,
  • 13:33 and the Tower of Babel.
  • 13:34 And then you come to the end of the Book of Revelation
  • 13:37 Chapter 17 and 18 you have Babylon again.
  • 13:40 And here's something that's fascinating.
  • 13:43 If you take Revelation 17 and 18
  • 13:46 there are 42 verses in those two Chapters.
  • 13:49 And then there's a verse in Chapter 16
  • 13:51 and a verse in Chapter 14 that mention Babylon.
  • 13:53 That's 44 verses.
  • 13:56 And if you take Chapter 19 verses 1 to 6
  • 13:59 which is heaven rejoicing over the destruction of Babylon,
  • 14:02 that's 6 more verses.
  • 14:03 That's 50 verses.
  • 14:05 And there are only 404 verses in the Book of Revelation
  • 14:08 So about 1/8th of the Book is about Babylon.
  • 14:11 And so that's kind of a good Bible trivia point.
  • 14:14 What's the most mentioned topic in the Book of Revelation?
  • 14:16 It's Babylon.
  • 14:18 So whatever it is, it must be very important.
  • 14:20 And I take Babylon to be this final great city in the world that's rebuilt - Babylon.
  • 14:24 It's this religious, economic system that goes along with that
  • 14:29 that God is going to ultimately destroy.
  • 14:31 And then you go to Chapter 21
  • 14:33 and you have the New Jerusalem.
  • 14:35 It's God's City.
  • 14:36 Man's city is destroyed
  • 14:38 and it comes full circle then
  • 14:39 to God's City.
  • 14:40 So it is beautiful they way Babylon
  • 14:42 kind of book ends the Bible.
  • 14:44 And how God...obviously the book is inspired,
  • 14:47 that God is the greatest Writer of all,
  • 14:49 how he brings everything around full circle for us in the end.
  • 14:53 And it ends with God's City,
  • 14:56 with the Heavenly City, the New Jerusalem
  • 14:59 which is the City that we want to live for now in our lives.
  • 15:20 Because of the sentimentality
  • 15:22 that so many people have about the Holy Land
  • 15:24 they believe that everything in Israel
  • 15:26 has always been God-ward,
  • 15:28 has always been pure and has a sanctification in it.
  • 15:31 But the fact is that there are many places
  • 15:34 where the so-called "high places" where the Israelites
  • 15:38 would go to worship that which was not of God
  • 15:40 including signs in the heavens
  • 15:41 and the signs in the sun, moon and the stars.
  • 15:44 Moses warned us about this.
  • 15:46 In Deuteronomy 4:19,
  • 16:08 What a clear distinction between understanding
  • 16:12 the beauty of creation that God speaks through the heavens
  • 16:15 but that he never intended us to worship anything that is seen
  • 16:20 but only He, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  • 16:23 and his Mashiach Yeshua .
  • 16:25 It's such a different story.
  • 16:27 Just as we saw in the older testament
  • 16:29 the signs in the heavens,
  • 16:31 we see the same thing that God speaks through these things
  • 16:34 in the B'rit Hadeshah , in "The New Testament".
  • 16:36 Think about this.
  • 16:37 In Matthew 2, verse 2,
  • 16:48 They weren't worshipping the star,
  • 16:50 they were following the star
  • 16:51 to point to the King of Kings and the LORD of Lords.
  • 16:55 (Speaking Hebrew) That's Yeshua.
  • 16:58 Think about the transfiguration on the mountain in Matthew 17,
  • 17:04 where the disciples saw the face of Jesus
  • 17:12 But who is to be worshipped?
  • 17:13 Is it the sign?
  • 17:14 Or is it the Sign Maker?
  • 17:16 It is Yeshua who we worship.
  • 17:18 Conversely at the Cross on the day of the crucifixion
  • 17:22 >>a supernatural darkness
  • 17:24 came over the earth
  • 17:27 We see this at the time that Yeshua was giving up his life for you and for me
  • 17:33 a supernatural darkness came over the earth.
  • 17:36 Another sign that points to the Cross,
  • 17:39 that points to the sacrifice of the Son of God.
  • 17:43 And so we that all these signs, the moon, the stars, the heavens;
  • 17:46 they're all about pointing to the Sign Maker,
  • 17:49 the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
  • 17:52 I think about the Apostle Paul, Rav Shaul, The Rabbi Saul
  • 17:57 on the way to Damascus
  • 17:58 how he was knocked down by a sign from the heavens
  • 18:01 and heard the voice of the LORD speaking to him, in Acts 9,
  • 18:06 "Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?"
  • 18:08 and set him on the path of following his Messiah
  • 18:12 and teaching all of us about the Jewishness of the Gospel
  • 18:16 and contextualizing it for the whole world
  • 18:18 and helping to open the Gospel to the Gentile world.
  • 18:22 I'm grateful today
  • 18:23 even though there are still high places in Israel
  • 18:26 there are high places in the world,
  • 18:28 there are places where people are being drawn away
  • 18:30 to worship that which is not kosher,
  • 18:33 that which is not of the LORD.
  • 18:35 We see even nearby here
  • 18:36 >>there's a Stonehenge like area
  • 18:38 Gilgal Refa'im ,
  • 18:40 which is a high place
  • 18:43 where worship was going up to the creation itself.
  • 18:46 Those things still exist
  • 18:48 and they still are being shown again
  • 18:51 in modern ways in our world
  • 18:52 where we're constantly being drawn away by distraction
  • 18:56 to look at things other than the face of God.
  • 18:59 But thanks be to Him
  • 19:02 that He is able to call us out of darkness into the Light of His dear Son
  • 19:08 and set us on the path where we recognize He is (speaking Hebrew)
  • 19:13 "The Way, The Truth, and The Life."
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  • 19:49 Our resource this week...
  • 19:50 The series "Times of the Signs' on DVD.
  • 19:54 Myles and Katharine Weiss encourage believers
  • 19:56 to look beyond the troubling prophetic signs of our day
  • 19:59 and live in growing expectation of our Messiah's return.
  • 20:03 In this 8 program series topics include...
  • 20:10 ...and more.
  • 20:12 Contact us for the DVD series "Times of the Signs".
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  • 20:50 In Matthew Chapter 24 it's talking about
  • 20:52 all the signs that will come
  • 20:54 before the LORD Jesus returns to the earth.
  • 20:56 And Jesus gives this long list of signs.
  • 20:58 I always think it's interesting
  • 21:00 when people say we shouldn't be looking for signs.
  • 21:01 But when Jesus' disciples said
  • 21:03 what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?
  • 21:05 He didn't say, well don't worry about it.
  • 21:06 He gave this long litany of signs.
  • 21:08 But it's fascinating there at the end it says...
  • 21:14 What is that sign?
  • 21:15 I think it may be something
  • 21:17 that happens in the heavens
  • 21:19 that is the final portent if you will
  • 21:21 that Jesus is coming.
  • 21:23 It's interesting, it says in Revelation 1:7
  • 21:30 And some have wondered
  • 21:32 well if Jesus is coming on one side of the earth
  • 21:34 how will people on the other side of the earth see him?
  • 21:36 Now Jesus could reflect out around the earth or whatever.
  • 21:40 But Dr. John Walvoord who taught at Dallas Seminary
  • 21:43 for many years, the President there.
  • 21:45 He used to say that's it's possible that the Second Coming of Jesus would last 24 hours.
  • 21:49 It will be a long procession as Jesus comes.
  • 21:53 And the armies are gathered there at Armageddon
  • 21:55 and there's this long procession.
  • 21:57 And it could be that the sign of the Son of Man in the heavens
  • 22:00 is the beginning of that.
  • 22:03 Just - they look out at the heavens and they see
  • 22:05 this sign of the Son of Man that He's coming
  • 22:08 and then it's this kind of procession that takes place
  • 22:11 till He then finally comes and then arrives on the earth.
  • 22:14 But I don't think we can be dogmatic about what that particular sign is.
  • 22:17 But there's something that will be a unique sign
  • 22:21 that Jesus is returning back to the earth for His Second Coming.
  • 22:25 Whatever it is, it must be monumental,
  • 22:28 it must be an unbelievable sign
  • 22:31 that will capture the attention of the whole earth
  • 22:33 that Jesus has returned.
  • 22:47 The story of Elijah is
  • 22:49 such a profound picture
  • 22:50 of the battle that we have today.
  • 22:52 He was fighting the natural and the spirit.
  • 22:54 Our battle is in the spirit.
  • 22:56 It's in the heavenlies.
  • 22:57 But the battle is still the same.
  • 22:59 It's between the One True God
  • 23:01 and all the other distractions and false gods
  • 23:05 that are extant in the earth today.
  • 23:08 >>Here we are on the traditional spot of Elijah.
  • 23:11 And this is where the Prophet Elijah
  • 23:13 challenged the prophets of Baal.
  • 23:15 And he didn't just do it for his own name,
  • 23:17 but he did so that the people of Israel
  • 23:20 would turn their hearts back to the One True God.
  • 23:24 He took a stand.
  • 23:26 And he said, let's see whose God is God.
  • 23:29 And the prophets of Baal, they did what they could.
  • 23:33 They started cutting themselves and bleeding
  • 23:35 and we see a lot of that today with the false worship of false gods.
  • 23:40 But he built and altar.
  • 23:42 And not only did he build an altar with 12 stones,
  • 23:45 representing the 12 tribes of Israel,
  • 23:48 But he poured water on that sacrifice.
  • 23:51 He went beyond that which is natural
  • 23:53 and he poured water three times on that sacrifice.
  • 23:57 And then he said to the people of Israel,
  • 24:00 Draw near, draw near to God.
  • 24:04 And every time we see an altar
  • 24:06 it's for us to turn our hearts back to God.
  • 24:08 It's not for the lifting up of Elijah or anything,
  • 24:11 because he was a man of like passion.
  • 24:13 You know we'll find out later in the story
  • 24:15 after Jezebel knew that God had conquered
  • 24:18 and brought fire down and licked up the altar
  • 24:21 and demonstrated that He was the True God.
  • 24:24 And then he slew the false prophets.
  • 24:26 Then Elijah was a little scared of Jezebel,
  • 24:28 said I'm going to do what you do to my prophets,
  • 24:30 I'm going to do it to you.
  • 24:31 He runs to a cave.
  • 24:33 And you know it's so funny
  • 24:35 because it's just like we are.
  • 24:36 It's just like we are.
  • 24:38 But at the same time Myles there's something in this
  • 24:40 about being in the cave.
  • 24:42 You know it says that he was in the cave
  • 24:44 and he was afraid of Jezebel
  • 24:45 and there was these signs that came to him.
  • 24:48 There was the wind,
  • 24:49 there was the earthquake,
  • 24:51 and there was the fire.
  • 24:53 But God wasn't in any of them.
  • 24:55 But He was in the still...small...voice.
  • 24:57 >>That's good.
  • 24:59 >>Because it's the Word of God that takes us to the end.
  • 25:01 And this is why we do this program,
  • 25:03 to instill in you that the foundation stone who Jesus is
  • 25:08 and the Word of God that will take us to the end.
  • 25:11 We're not followers of signs,
  • 25:12 we're followers of our Messiah.
  • 25:14 >>That's good.
  • 25:15 It's really true you know
  • 25:16 that this is the season where,
  • 25:19 in fact in this whole series
  • 25:22 we're hoping that the net affect
  • 25:23 of this entire series
  • 25:25 is that you will be listening
  • 25:26 for that still small voice,
  • 25:28 that you will be looking to follow
  • 25:30 the Sign Maker and not the signs.
  • 25:32 And that's what this area speaks of
  • 25:34 that we can draw close to the LORD
  • 25:36 and have victory in our day
  • 25:38 just as Elijah did in his.
  • 25:56 Matthew 24:24 Yeshua warns us about these days.
  • 26:00 He warns us about the end times
  • 26:02 and false Messiahs and false promises and claims.
  • 26:05 We need to discerning, we need to be in prayer.
  • 26:07 we need to be staying faithful to the Word
  • 26:09 and be watching for the real coming of the LORD.
  • 26:12 We're in a time of transition aren't we?
  • 26:14 >>Yeah we are
  • 26:15 even like it was in Luke 2
  • 26:16 when Simeon and Anna saw the consolation of the ages.
  • 26:20 They saw in that little baby the Messiah that would take away the sins of the world.
  • 26:25 And so we are living in this transition period,
  • 26:28 the time of Yeshua coming towards the Kingdom that is coming
  • 26:32 that will be forever and ever and ever.
  • 26:36 I'm looking forward to that day
  • 26:38 and I know you are too Myles.
  • 26:40 >>I am.
  • 26:41 And we're just so grateful for your gifts of funds
  • 26:43 that help us to bring programs to you like this
  • 26:45 from the Land of Israel,
  • 26:47 talking about current events,
  • 26:48 and talking to you about where we are in time.
  • 26:51 We are in the Times of the Signs.
  • 26:58 >>Deuteronomy 4:15 tells us not to
  • 27:01 worship the sun moon and stars
  • 27:03 but rather Him.
  • 27:04 >>That's right.
  • 27:05 I like Psalms 19,
  • 27:06 the one that says,
  • 27:08 "The heaven's declare the Glory of God."
  • 27:10 >>We sing that at Christmas time
  • 27:11 in Handel's "'Messiah"
  • 27:12 >>Just about every year, that's right.
  • 27:13 >>Wonderful words and such
  • 27:15 encouraging words for us today.
  • 27:16 >>And we leave you today with this wonderful prayer,
  • 27:19 Sha'lu 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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