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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 Sword of Allah”
The spread of radical Islam belies the claim that Islam is an ideology of peace. The god of conquest and submission differs greatly from the God of Love who “leaves the 99 to find the one who is lost” (Luke 15:4). This spiritual battle is worrisome; but the Lord wants none to perish (2 Peter 3:9) and will return for His own. We hear from Bill Salus, an expert on the prophetic role of Iran in the coming days. We also see interviews with end-times experts Jim Fletcher and Carl Teichrib. Jerusalem resident Avi Lipkin, who for decades has been teaching the Church about the threat of radical Islam, makes some powerful statements about the days in which we live. Randall Price and Jimmy DeYoung also weigh in on the differences between the god of the Koran and the God of the Bible.

Caption transcript for Times of the Signs (2017): “The Sword of Allah” (7/8)

  • 00:04 I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:06 This is "Times of the Signs"
  • 00:07 On Zola Levitt Presents
  • 00:09 >>And I am David Hart.
  • 00:10 The question today is
  • 00:12 Is the rise of Islamic State
  • 00:14 a sign of His second coming?
  • 00:16 >>Learn more about this religion of submission.
  • 00:19 Stay tuned.
  • 01:19 >>Shalom , and welcome to our program, I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:21 >>and I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:22 We want to welcome you to our series Times of the Signs.
  • 01:25 We are in the perplexity of nations.
  • 01:28 >>Yes we are but we're not in perplexity
  • 01:30 and those who are following the LORD are not.
  • 01:32 Today's program is called, "The Sword of Allah"
  • 01:35 and we want to speak about the rise of Jihad in the world.
  • 01:38 You think about Christianity and it's about peace and love.
  • 01:41 and even Judaism is all about...
  • 01:43 >>Life
  • 01:44 ...life,
  • 01:45 life, life, life
  • 01:46 >>and acts of kindness, acts of goodness, good deeds.
  • 01:50 But you think of the sword of Allah
  • 01:52 and you're thinking of people's heads being cut off.
  • 01:54 Which is what is happening today.
  • 01:56 It is so sad.
  • 01:57 The Jews, the Christians and the Muslims
  • 02:00 are being attacked by this religion
  • 02:02 >>because it's a religion of oppression and submission.
  • 02:05 >>Yes, that's right.
  • 02:06 Many people think and we've been told
  • 02:07 by our leaders that Islam means peace.
  • 02:10 It does not mean peace it means submission.
  • 02:12 It means the ultimate goal in Islam
  • 02:15 is for the entire planet to be
  • 02:17 under Sharia law, Islamic law.
  • 02:19 But it doesn't come by Jihad.
  • 02:21 It only happens when in a given nation or given area
  • 02:24 they feel strong enough to overtake violently.
  • 02:27 They begin with a cultural infiltration called "dawah"
  • 02:31 and that's what we're seeing in the world.
  • 02:32 I spoke with Avi Lipkin,
  • 02:34 our friend and expert on Islam,
  • 02:36 about the different factions within Islam.
  • 02:38 Let's go to that interview now.
  • 02:49 >>The 1400 year war started with the 4th Caliph Ali.
  • 02:56 You had 3 Caliphs before him; the names are not important.
  • 02:59 But they are Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman.
  • 03:03 They were the lieutenants who would march into battle with Mohammad.
  • 03:07 >>They were his close confidants.
  • 03:10 The 4th Caliph Ali was actually the flesh and blood
  • 03:13 of the prophet Mohammad, the so-called prophet.
  • 03:16 And so Ali who was a cousin of Mohammad, he was the son of Abu Talib.
  • 03:23 This is very important.
  • 03:24 Abu Talib was the uncle who raised Mohammed who was an orphan.
  • 03:28 >>So Ali and Mohammed were actually like brothers.
  • 03:31 And Ali marries the daughter, Fatimah, of the prophet Mohammed.
  • 03:38 And they start a dynasty.
  • 03:41 You've heard of the name Hussein, like Mubarak Hussein Obama.
  • 03:45 >>Hussein is a Muslim name.
  • 03:47 It's one of the sons of Ali and Fatimah, the grandchildren of Mohammed.
  • 03:51 Hussein, these are all children, and many others,
  • 03:54 and they formed the dynasty
  • 03:57 and so the followers of the flesh and blood dynasty
  • 04:00 decided to wipe out the followers of the first 3 caliphs.
  • 04:03 And that's how it started.
  • 04:05 >>This is a key.
  • 04:07 Mohammed before his death had a dream.
  • 04:08 And his dream was that there would be two camps in Islam
  • 04:12 and that only one was going to heaven.
  • 04:15 But he didn't know how all of it was going to come out.
  • 04:18 So if you think that the followers of the first 3 caliphs
  • 04:21 are going to allow the followers of the fourth caliphate
  • 04:23 to chop their heads off, a civil war started.
  • 04:26 That civil war has been going on for 1400 years.
  • 04:29 The Sunni's today who are the followers of the first 3 caliphs
  • 04:32 are about 85% of the Islamic world.
  • 04:35 >>Right
  • 04:36 The Shiites are about 15%.
  • 04:39 But the Shiites are 50-50 with the Sunni's in the Gulf,
  • 04:43 the Persian Gulf where the Oil is.
  • 04:46 Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
  • 04:48 and of course, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi;
  • 04:51 so this is a perfect storm.
  • 05:02 It is a rainy day in Jericho.
  • 05:04 Jericho - you may know it from the Bible as the place
  • 05:08 that the Israelites crossed over and conquered immediately.
  • 05:11 Which is why Yasser Arafat demanded that Jericho
  • 05:15 be given to the Palestinian Liberation Organization
  • 05:18 as his first place of headquarters
  • 05:21 in order to rewrite the current history
  • 05:25 and to try to undo the facts of the history of the Bible.
  • 05:29 Something poignant about being here on a gloomy day
  • 05:33 because I'm thinking about 9/11 2001
  • 05:37 when President George Bush said
  • 05:40 that Islam was a religion of peace
  • 05:43 and set in motion a politically correct dynamic that we're dealing with today
  • 05:48 where we're still struggling to call things as they are.
  • 05:52 To call good evil and evil good
  • 05:54 and in fact is that the role of Islam in history
  • 05:58 has always been that of a conquering ideology
  • 06:03 that has taken over lands and peoples
  • 06:05 and subjected them as second class citizens
  • 06:09 who either can pay taxes, convert, leave or die.
  • 06:14 And we're seeing that arise all over the world right now
  • 06:16 especially in this part of the world in the Middle East
  • 06:18 Think about this, the credo of the stronger horses
  • 06:23 that the Islam people are looking to
  • 06:25 meaning ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah
  • 06:29 the leadership that is being funded mostly by Iran
  • 06:33 but some from other places as well.
  • 06:35 They believe Allah is our objective,
  • 06:39 the prophet Mohammed our leader,
  • 06:41 the Quran is our law,
  • 06:43 Jihad is our way
  • 06:45 and the greatest thing we can do is die.
  • 06:48 Dying is our highest hope in the cause of Jihad.
  • 06:52 That is not a religion of peace.
  • 06:55 I pray for the arising of the moderate Muslims to stand against the current Jihad.
  • 07:01 But it's very few and far between.
  • 07:03 It's been interesting this past year
  • 07:05 to see Jordan rise up,
  • 07:07 to see Egypt rise up,
  • 07:08 even Saudi Arabia behind the scenes with Israel
  • 07:12 as they're making new alliances recognizing the barbarism
  • 07:15 that's coming out of this ideology that insists that it's their way or no way.
  • 07:22 One of the main tenets of Islam is that Allah is God and he has no son.
  • 07:29 And that is a different Gospel
  • 07:31 no matter how you look at it.
  • 07:33 No question that John 3:16 says
  • 07:42 And no question in Proverbs 30:4
  • 07:49 There's no question about the Trinity,
  • 07:51 the reality of what we understand as believers in Yeshua.
  • 07:56 And it does not do us any good to misinterpret
  • 08:00 that cry that goes out when people are being slaughtered,
  • 08:04 "Allahu Akbar"
  • 08:05 It is not that Allah is "great", God is "great",
  • 08:09 it is that he is "greater" than the Gods
  • 08:12 that are being served by those who are being slaughtered.
  • 08:15 So today we're here outside of a major mosque
  • 08:19 in a major city to bring the warning about Jihad
  • 08:23 to call you to prayer,
  • 08:25 to call you to stand with Israel
  • 08:27 with western civilization
  • 08:29 with the persecuted church around the world.
  • 08:31 This is that hour we need to recognize where we are in time
  • 08:35 as we look to the hope of His coming.
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  • 09:20 I heard a painfully ironic statement
  • 09:23 that Jewish and Christian martyrs say
  • 09:26 I will die for what I believe
  • 09:29 and Muslim martyrs will say
  • 09:32 you will die for what I believe.
  • 09:35 And that is the ironic and very clear difference
  • 09:38 between a conquering ideology in the form of a religion
  • 09:43 and those religions that try to serve humanity.
  • 09:46 Judaism, Christianity try to serve the greater good.
  • 09:50 And this intense Jihadist work
  • 09:55 is spreading throughout the world
  • 09:58 trying to take over every land and people group.
  • 10:02 It's been sort of a rote understanding
  • 10:05 that this is a religion of monotheism
  • 10:08 and there's the same name Allah, Jehovah,
  • 10:11 Allah and our God are exactly the same.
  • 10:13 But that is not true.
  • 10:15 The name Allah comes from one of the many
  • 10:17 gods that was worshipped in the desert.
  • 10:19 He used the name of the moon god.
  • 10:20 In fact, the crescent and the star
  • 10:22 that you see throughout the symbolism of Islam
  • 10:25 has a great connection to the Baal worship of history,
  • 10:30 to the worship of the mother-son cult
  • 10:33 to the worship of that which is not of Jehovah,
  • 10:37 the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 10:39 They are different.
  • 10:41 Allah is not the same as Jehovah.
  • 10:43 Now, in colloquial language, the average person,
  • 10:46 may say in Arabic "Allah" to mean God
  • 10:49 and mean it somewhat innocently.
  • 10:51 But you look at the character, the purpose and the writings
  • 10:53 related to those two personages,
  • 10:56 they are very different.
  • 11:01 >>Some people believe that the god of Islam
  • 11:05 is the same as the God of Israel.
  • 11:07 Could you just give us a brief explanation of the
  • 11:09 difference between Allah and Jehovah?
  • 11:12 Yeah, and this is an issue that's actually got
  • 11:14 a name these days called "Chrislam".
  • 11:16 Christianity and Islam is trying to find
  • 11:19 common ground and connect at the hip.
  • 11:21 And it's like trying to mix oil with water
  • 11:23 or putting a square peg into a round hole.
  • 11:26 It just won't fit.
  • 11:27 ...Allah is God and Mohammed is his prophet,
  • 11:32 the number one tenet of their five pillars of faith.
  • 11:35 And they believe that Jesus, generally speaking is a prophet.
  • 11:40 They believe in Jesus, they call him "Isa"
  • 11:42 but only as a prophet, not as the Son of God.
  • 11:45 Allah has no sons, it says in the Quran.
  • 11:47 >>Very important.
  • 11:49 It also says that they deny the Trinity in the Quran
  • 11:53 saying no Trinity, Allah has no son.
  • 11:55 There's no Holy Spirit involved in that.
  • 11:58 Surah 551 I believe it is, says,
  • 12:00 "Take no Jew or a Christian as a friend."
  • 12:02 "They are friends of each other."
  • 12:04 "Allah does not bless the unjust."
  • 12:06 So when you really dig into the core essentials of Islam
  • 12:09 it is anti-Judeo Christian.
  • 12:12 And it is not the same God.
  • 12:14 The God of the Jews, the God of the Christians is Jehovah.
  • 12:18 This is clearly Allah.
  • 12:20 And that's just a summary of the difference.
  • 12:22 That's great.
  • 12:23 I think that we need to remind people of that
  • 12:25 because we are fed so much disinformation
  • 12:28 in order to smooth over and have an ecumenical view of life and feel good,
  • 12:32 we sometimes avoid the facts.
  • 12:34 And the fact is that the Quran is a Globalist ideology
  • 12:39 whose main thrust is to dominate the planet.
  • 12:42 >>That's it, they want to subrogate the planet to Allah.
  • 12:44 That's their goal.
  • 12:46 They'll do it peacefully if they can.
  • 12:47 But they'll do it by force if they have to.
  • 12:48 And that's the danger.
  • 12:51 The issue is that the Jihadist
  • 12:52 are simply true believers of Islam.
  • 12:54 >>Thank you.
  • 12:55 They are committed to establishing the Caliphate
  • 12:58 which is the establishment of Islam Globally.
  • 13:00 They mean exactly what they say.
  • 13:03 But I think in the west there's a disconnect.
  • 13:05 You know the human mind sometimes can't handle existential threats.
  • 13:09 And I think that explains in part
  • 13:12 why too many political leaders in the west
  • 13:15 don't seem to step up to the plate
  • 13:17 in opposing this Jihadist mentality.
  • 13:20 There's a tendency to want to say,
  • 13:23 well it's not as bad as it appears,
  • 13:26 when in fact, it is and probably worse.
  • 13:30 >>The buzz word "Chrislam"
  • 13:31 >>Right.
  • 13:32 >>We know that there's been lot's of
  • 13:34 controversy in both directions about that.
  • 13:36 And some of it's been inflated.
  • 13:38 The controversy's been overblown
  • 13:39 But how serious...
  • 13:42 >>I understand it's part of
  • 13:44 the context that you're bringing
  • 13:45 >>Right, right.
  • 13:47 >>But how serious of a directive movement is that right now?
  • 13:49 I'll put it a different way.
  • 13:51 >>I have a Mennonite background.
  • 13:54 Even within the Mennonite community
  • 13:55 which has been considered largely a conservative,
  • 13:58 theologically sound movement over the generations
  • 14:04 has shifted to the point of saying,
  • 14:06 Oh, well Allah as the name of God
  • 14:10 must be the same God as the God we serve.
  • 14:12 And so there's literally hand holding.
  • 14:14 And one example is one particular Mennonite organization
  • 14:17 works extensively with the Khomeini Institute in Iran
  • 14:21 which was Ahmadinejad's hard line Islamic clerical institute.
  • 14:26 And they engage in peace studies together
  • 14:28 and exchanges of professors and academics.
  • 14:33 And they hold joint conferences together,
  • 14:35 have been doing so for a number of years.
  • 14:37 >>Yes.
  • 14:38 So there is a real sense here of Christians,
  • 14:41 even what we would consider conservative Christians
  • 14:43 already embracing some of these ideas
  • 14:47 and causing a lot of division,
  • 14:49 it causes a lot of conflict.
  • 14:51 Even at the grassroots level because now I'm talking to people who are going,
  • 14:54 You know, I thought Jesus was the only way.
  • 14:56 Well Jesus is the only way.
  • 14:58 Period.
  • 15:04 Allah is about submission,
  • 15:07 conquering, and the house of war
  • 15:10 which is everyone who doesn't believe.
  • 15:12 And the house of peace
  • 15:13 which is Islam only.
  • 15:15 Jehovah is about the Bride, the Son,
  • 15:18 the ability and desire that none should perish
  • 15:21 but all should come to everlasting life.
  • 15:24 In Exodus 3:15 God says through Moses,
  • 15:34 Why is there so much contention on the Temple Mount?
  • 15:36 Why is there such a desire to keep Islam there in such strength?
  • 15:40 Because it is God's place.
  • 15:43 The Name Jehovah is mentioned 9,000 times in the Bible.
  • 15:47 It is not mentioned once in the Quran.
  • 15:49 We're talking about two different personages.
  • 15:51 Remember...when you think of the God of Israel
  • 15:55 think about the God of love, the God of life,
  • 15:58 the God of Light,
  • 15:59 the One who is reaching out
  • 16:01 leaving the 99 to find one lost sheep.
  • 16:04 Coming for the sheep of the House of Israel
  • 16:06 and also opening the Gospel to the entire world
  • 16:09 including our Muslim friends.
  • 16:11 They are welcome to come into the Light that is Jesus Christ.
  • 16:16 And that is our hope.
  • 16:18 Coming to you from Jericho, our hope is in Yeshua .
  • 16:28 Hi, you know a good question
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  • 16:31 Where else can you find solid Bible teaching
  • 16:33 regarding prophecy for these last days?
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  • 16:58 >>We are so blessed to have so many experts
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  • 17:12 I's really true.
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  • 17:20 Let's go back to my interview with Avi Lipkin.
  • 17:24 It was over time, over history
  • 17:25 when they would come and they have clashes with the west.
  • 17:28 Jefferson invented the marines because of the Muslim pirates.
  • 17:32 There's history of this clash forever.
  • 17:35 Would they join together, Sunni and Shia to fight them,
  • 17:37 or would there be one or the other fighting against western?
  • 17:40 >>I think that the hatred between the Shiites and Sunis
  • 17:44 is such a great hatred
  • 17:46 and there's no ending to it.
  • 17:49 What we see happening in the future,
  • 17:51 and the future is now,
  • 17:53 is that the international Jihad
  • 17:55 is planning for the annihilation of the Jews everywhere in the world...
  • 17:58 >>Yes.
  • 17:59 wherever you have Jewish communities,
  • 18:00 in the U.S., Canada.
  • 18:02 It's all in my six books.
  • 18:03 I'm working on my seventh book now.
  • 18:05 Wherever you have Jewish communities
  • 18:07 the Muslims come to live surrounding them.
  • 18:09 The Muslims catalogue who the Jews are.
  • 18:12 The Muslims catalogue who the Christians are
  • 18:14 who love Israel, love the Jews
  • 18:16 and the Messianics, all those other groups that are...
  • 18:18 >>You believe that's happening right now in America?
  • 18:20 I have no doubt about it.
  • 18:21 In Islam, lying to someone who is not a Muslim is a virtue.
  • 18:27 The fact is, that they are an enemy,
  • 18:29 they are not worthy of the truth that you hold.
  • 18:32 It says in the Quran that Allah is the greatest Deceiver.
  • 18:36 And so to mimic that,
  • 18:38 especially what they consider the whole...
  • 18:41 let's say the world of Islam verses the world of non-Islam.
  • 18:48 The WORD of the Sword verses the sword of Islam
  • 18:51 is to put you in the position
  • 18:52 you're always in Jihad, you're always in war
  • 18:55 therefore, you never speak the truth,
  • 18:57 even to a fellow Muslim in some cases.
  • 18:59 If deceiving promotes a greater agenda
  • 19:02 or prevents shame or loss of face which is the highest virtue.
  • 19:07 And so this takes place constant.
  • 19:09 There's no problem with the facts
  • 19:14 because facts are something that is
  • 19:16 completely controlled by Islam.
  • 19:18 And so if you say something for instance in debates
  • 19:20 about Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus
  • 19:23 and we have all these extra biblical accounts
  • 19:26 in Rome and other sources.
  • 19:28 It doesn't matter...
  • 19:29 the Quran says.
  • 19:31 So if the Quran says,
  • 19:33 that supercedes any other fact on the ground.
  • 19:35 I don't think the west fully understands
  • 19:38 not only the history of Islam
  • 19:41 but also the future and their desire.
  • 19:44 Can you speak to our audience about what you see with Islam?
  • 19:47 Myles, I've been living in the Islamic world for the last 23 years.
  • 19:51 People had better wake up.
  • 19:53 Chuck Hagel, the former Secretary of Defense,
  • 19:57 and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
  • 20:00 they spoke to the issue.
  • 20:02 And because that Hagel was fired by the White house.
  • 20:04 >>Yes he was.
  • 20:05 This is the most dangerous thing
  • 20:07 to happen in all of history
  • 20:10 as far as America is concerned.
  • 20:12 Islamic State under al-Baghdadi
  • 20:16 has a desire to set up a Caliphate, a worldwide kingdom,
  • 20:21 calls himself self-appointed Caliph, the spiritual leader.
  • 20:25 And the man is brilliant.
  • 20:27 Strategy is his number one expertise.
  • 20:31 They are capturing Christians in the area where they're in control
  • 20:36 They're beheading the adults,
  • 20:39 they're burning the children alive.
  • 20:41 Anybody that does something as horrific, barbaric as that
  • 20:46 you've got to realize it's a force to be dealt with.
  • 20:49 And nobody's dealing with it.
  • 20:51 Our administration has...
  • 20:53 Well, Okay.
  • 20:55 We won't even call them radical Islamists.
  • 20:57 You've got to name the enemy if you're going to deal with them.
  • 21:01 And they're spreading.
  • 21:02 RCIA says, Ah, about 30,000 of them.
  • 21:05 While the people on the ground here are saying,
  • 21:08 maybe 200,000 of them.
  • 21:10 So they are expanding, they are taking property.
  • 21:13 They're setting up that Caliphate area.
  • 21:15 Saudi Arabia is scared to death of them
  • 21:18 because they threaten to go into Saudi Arabia
  • 21:20 and go to Mecca and Medina.
  • 21:21 And then of course, the third most holy site for Islam is Jerusalem.
  • 21:25 They want all three of these capitals.
  • 21:28 And they're moving.
  • 21:29 They're at Israel's northern border.
  • 21:31 They're at Israel's southern border.
  • 21:33 They're at Israel's eastern border.
  • 21:35 They've surrounded Israel.
  • 21:37 Israel's so much concerned about it.
  • 21:39 In fact, I've never seen Israel so eager
  • 21:41 to work along side King Abdullah in Jordan
  • 21:45 >>That's amazing.
  • 21:45 because he knows what's going on.
  • 21:48 He said, this could be World War III in operation today.
  • 21:51 The Prime Minister of Israel said,
  • 21:53 we'll come along, we'll join with you,
  • 21:55 we'll help you in the fight.
  • 21:57 We've got to shut down the Islamic state
  • 21:59 and the Islamic radicalism in our world today.
  • 22:04 >>President Obama your policy against Islamic state
  • 22:08 has brought us once again to kill an American citizen.
  • 22:14 For decades
  • 22:16 we have been telling people
  • 22:17 about the threat of Jihad
  • 22:19 and the arising of a radical, fascist Islamic movement.
  • 22:24 In the last few years it seems that it's slowly dawning on the west.
  • 22:29 I think about our friends on the Orthodox side.
  • 22:31 Avi Lipkin awakening the churches.
  • 22:34 And on the Christian side, Walid Shoebat,
  • 22:36 a former PLO terrorist himself
  • 22:38 saying this is real this is coming, this is happening.
  • 22:42 And now there's still some dancing around going on
  • 22:45 as people in the west are reluctant to understand
  • 22:49 that it is a completely different culture,
  • 22:51 completely different paradigm and world view
  • 22:54 which from the beginning has been one of a conquering ideology.
  • 22:59 Yeah, my heart breaks for the Arab people and for all people
  • 23:03 that would come under the subjection of this Islamic threat.
  • 23:08 Islam worships the moon god,
  • 23:12 whereas we worship the Creator of heaven and earth.
  • 23:17 And we have to remember that we do not draw back
  • 23:20 but we stand firm and we stand in faith.
  • 23:24 I just have to be clear again and again
  • 23:26 that these two religions are not the same
  • 23:29 Allah is not the same as Jehovah.
  • 23:33 Even in the five pillars of Islam it says God has no son.
  • 23:38 And in first John 4,
  • 23:47 And also in the book of Revelations
  • 23:56 Brothers and sisters we are witnessing this today.
  • 24:00 We just saw Egyptian brothers give their life for Yeshua as they were beheaded.
  • 24:06 And they said, we will not, we will not relent that You are our Messiah and our King.
  • 24:13 >>Yes, yes.
  • 24:14 It's so amazing that the leadership in the west
  • 24:17 is reluctant to call things as they are,
  • 24:20 reluctant to say Islamic extremist, Islamic terror,
  • 24:23 reluctant to say that it's Jews being killed in Europe
  • 24:27 and it's Christians being killed in the Middle East
  • 24:29 but that is what is happening.
  • 24:30 Even the beheading.
  • 24:32 The beheading comes from the Quran.
  • 24:34 And the beheading is spoken of in Revelation isn't it?
  • 24:37 Right, right.
  • 24:38 So brothers and sisters let us stand fast in faith
  • 24:41 believing that our prayers and our voices
  • 24:44 have impact in these days and in these hours.
  • 24:47 >>Yes.
  • 24:48 We need to remember...
  • 24:49 and it's hard sometimes,
  • 24:51 that we don't wrestle against flesh and blood,
  • 24:53 primarily, the war is in the heavenlies.
  • 24:55 And we can affect much through prayer and fasting,
  • 24:58 especially for the persecuted church around the world.
  • 25:01 But I have to say we're also sure
  • 25:04 that it's going to come to a physical confrontation as well
  • 25:08 because at the end of the age Yeshua will come and settle it
  • 25:12 by vanquishing all those that come against Israel and against His people.
  • 25:18 So let's watch and pray as we see the days unfold.
  • 25:22 And keep looking up.
  • 25:23 Your redemption is coming.
  • 25:28 You know when we think about the Muslim world and the rising of Jihad
  • 25:32 we need to always remember
  • 25:34 that we have been made ministers of reconciliation.
  • 25:37 II Corinthians Chapter 5 starting 17 and following
  • 25:40 speaks about,
  • 25:45 And that is the heartbeat of our ministry.
  • 25:48 That is the heartbeat of what we're looking for in this world
  • 25:51 is to see all people no matter what their background
  • 25:53 come to know the love of God.
  • 25:55 Absolutely.
  • 25:56 We are committed to all people finding God's love.
  • 26:01 We recently just hosted a gathering in our congregation in the Bay area
  • 26:06 talking about the reconciliation between not only Jews and Christians
  • 26:10 but Muslims coming to faith.
  • 26:12 After they come to faith they actually have to come through a healing process
  • 26:15 like our good friend [Koleta]
  • 26:17 She got saved but she was still harboring hurts from her past life.
  • 26:21 And I think all of us need a little bit of God's hand
  • 26:25 to clean us up, deliver us and to set us free from pain.
  • 26:29 Yeah, we're saved, we're being saved, and we will be saved.
  • 26:31 We're sort of in this process of sanctification.
  • 26:34 And so that was what was going on with [Kolita].
  • 26:36 She had to come through the veil of hatred
  • 26:39 that she learned growing up in the Middle East.
  • 26:43 And she's done that spectacularly
  • 26:45 and we were able to minister together.
  • 26:47 And that's our reach,
  • 26:49 always that none should perish
  • 26:51 but all come to everlasting life.
  • 26:57 >>I learned something new on the program,
  • 26:59 I think both of us learned
  • 27:00 that I never knew that Muslims in many countries
  • 27:03 surround a Jewish community
  • 27:06 in order to conquer them
  • 27:08 and bring them under submission.
  • 27:10 >>I didn't know that either.
  • 27:11 The Good News is though
  • 27:13 that Yeshua came that we might life
  • 27:15 and have it more abundantly.
  • 27:17 >>That is the Good News
  • 27:18 we have to share today.
  • 27:20 >>Yes.
  • 27:20 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim .
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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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