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Episode: “2016—The Year in Review”
Myles and Katharine review the five series that were presented during 2016, including Times of the Signs, Jerusalem: Ancient Gates / Future Glory, Zion Forever, Beauty for Ashes, and Israel in Prophecy, plus Biblically significant events that occurred during the year.

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  • 00:18 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer
  • 00:21 to God for Israel
  • 00:22 is that they might be saved
  • 00:25 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • 00:27 for the same Lord over all is rich
  • 00:30 unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:44 Shalom Havarim!
  • 00:45 Hello Friends!
  • 00:46 Welcome to our program.
  • 00:47 We're coming to you from Israel
  • 00:49 from the Mount of Olives.
  • 00:50 We love bringing you our program
  • 00:52 from the place that God has
  • 00:54 chosen to be His resting place.
  • 00:56 Right now it doesn't look like it
  • 00:58 because the nations are shaking
  • 01:00 but we testify that God's will be done.
  • 01:03 That's what this program is about,
  • 01:05 the prophecy of God and His Word.
  • 01:08 Unless you understand Israel
  • 01:10 you don't understand prophecy.
  • 01:11 It's true.
  • 01:12 We've been bringing you
  • 01:13 series on prophecy since the 1980's.
  • 01:16 Behind us you can see a Moslem Mosque
  • 01:19 on top of a Crusader Church
  • 01:21 on top of a Jewish Temple
  • 01:23 on top of Covenant Land.
  • 01:26 This is the Land of Covenant.
  • 01:27 This is the place we want to speak to you from
  • 01:29 because all of the nations are beginning to flow
  • 01:32 up to Jerusalem in preparation for the return of the LORD.
  • 01:34 And it's in this series that we
  • 01:36 specifically ask you
  • 01:38 for your gifts of funds.
  • 01:39 If you would remember us
  • 01:40 at your year end giving.
  • 01:42 It allows us to bring you
  • 01:43 location, location, location
  • 01:46 teaching from Israel.
  • 01:48 So let's begin with a look back at our series
  • 01:52 "The Times of the Signs"
  • 01:54 which is a prophecy series
  • 01:56 that really brings us up to date as to
  • 01:58 what God is doing now
  • 01:59 and looking towards the future.
  • 02:00 Let's go there now.
  • 02:51 We are trying to bring to you
  • 02:52 some of the major events that are
  • 02:54 happening in the end times
  • 02:56 and how they relate together to set up
  • 02:58 for the return of the Yeshua ,
  • 03:00 for the coming of the Messiah.
  • 03:02 I consider the Olivet discourse
  • 03:04 the most important prophecy
  • 03:06 in the whole Bible
  • 03:07 because He's the Creator,
  • 03:09 He knows everything.
  • 03:10 And He knows the end from the beginning.
  • 03:12 He says,
  • 03:36 The generation that sees Israel coming together.
  • 03:41 To me it's thrilling to see how close we are.
  • 03:45 You would think that the rebirth
  • 03:47 of the nation of Israel
  • 03:48 which I do believe was when the
  • 03:50 world hour glass took its final spin.
  • 03:52 And I do believe that we are in the
  • 03:53 end times as that being one sign.
  • 03:55 But the thing that makes it really more clear
  • 03:57 I think at this point Myles is
  • 03:59 that when you look at all the prophecies
  • 04:01 that are to be forthcoming in the last days,
  • 04:04 they're all converging right now.
  • 04:06 WOW
  • 04:06 It's not just one sign
  • 04:08 but they're all signs.
  • 04:09 And it's very clear that there will be a government in place
  • 04:12 controlled by the anti-Christ.
  • 04:14 Daniel 7:23 says
  • 04:16 it will devour the whole earth.
  • 04:19 And sort of the way I look at it
  • 04:21 is it's an ambition
  • 04:23 that Satan has had ever since
  • 04:25 the Tower of Babel
  • 04:27 where he in essence
  • 04:29 prior to God's intervention
  • 04:31 in Genesis 11 he was ruling
  • 04:34 through a man named Nimrod.
  • 04:36 Nimrod's name in Hebrew
  • 04:38 actually means "rebellion"
  • 04:39 and/or "revolt".
  • 04:41 And Satan was ruling Nimrod
  • 04:43 and Nimrod was ruling
  • 04:45 what I would call a one-world structure.
  • 04:47 And God disrupted it
  • 04:48 because of its potential for evil
  • 04:50 through the confounding of the languages.
  • 04:53 And ever since that disruption
  • 04:55 there's always been this satanic desire
  • 04:58 to get this system back.
  • 05:00 And Biblical prophecy tells us
  • 05:02 that it will be restored
  • 05:04 subsequent or after the rapture of the Church
  • 05:07 where Satan once again will rule over a man.
  • 05:10 We call him "the Beast" or "the anti-Christ"
  • 05:13 But he'll be a Nimrod type figure
  • 05:15 and he'll govern the whole planet.
  • 05:19 So here we are, the Valley of Meggido
  • 05:21 with the good signs that the Lord is coming soon.
  • 05:24 In the midst of all the difficulty.
  • 05:26 In the midst of all these signs
  • 05:28 that are dangerous and hard to understand,
  • 05:31 the Good News is that God is a God of restoration.
  • 05:34 And just as He has restored Israel,
  • 05:37 restored the people of God to their nation
  • 05:40 and is now awakening the Church to its root
  • 05:43 as being grafted-in to the commonwealth of Israel.
  • 05:46 God is now going to prepare us to be able
  • 05:50 to thrive in the midst of the difficult years ahead.
  • 05:53 And that's what this program will help you do.
  • 05:55 This series is going to equip you
  • 05:57 to thrive in the midst of difficult times.
  • 06:00 This is the "Time" of the signs.
  • 06:09 What you just saw were some scenes
  • 06:10 from "Times of the Signs"
  • 06:12 It was a very popular series.
  • 06:14 You know when I had a chance to
  • 06:15 interview Tim LaHaye
  • 06:16 who just went to heaven.
  • 06:18 He said something very profound to me.
  • 06:19 At the end of our shoot together
  • 06:21 he leaned forward with a very warm smile.
  • 06:23 He said, "You guys are doing a great job."
  • 06:26 "Zola would be very proud of you."
  • 06:27 And he shook my hand.
  • 06:29 It was a really touching moment.
  • 06:30 It was quite an honor
  • 06:31 to be with him and sit with him.
  • 06:34 And you know, God is doing something
  • 06:36 on the earth in Jerusalem today.
  • 06:39 God's time clock began in 1948
  • 06:43 when the Jewish people came back to the Land.
  • 06:45 And something began to move
  • 06:47 forward in rapid pace,
  • 06:48 the restoration of Israel.
  • 06:50 We love showing you what God is doing.
  • 06:52 Without your help though we can't
  • 06:54 continue to bring you these programs
  • 06:57 from the Land with the people of the Land.
  • 07:00 And so would you consider to
  • 07:02 just give us your best gift.
  • 07:03 If you never thought before that you would
  • 07:05 like to donate,
  • 07:07 We would love to have your partnership with us.
  • 07:10 Yeah, that would be great.
  • 07:11 You know, I was just thinking
  • 07:13 that our "Gate" series
  • 07:14 which you're about to see.
  • 07:15 It's called "Jerusalem- Ancient Gates, Future Glory"
  • 07:18 And it had such an impact that
  • 07:20 the Chinese underground Church saw it,
  • 07:23 contacted us in San Francisco area
  • 07:25 and then connected with us so that we
  • 07:27 were able to bless them
  • 07:29 which is a blessing for you because
  • 07:31 they are missionaries to the entire world
  • 07:33 coming back to Jerusalem.
  • 07:34 So let's go now to our "Gates" series
  • 07:37 which had such a profound affect
  • 07:39 on the Church around the world.
  • 07:42 [Marty Goetz singing]
  • 07:45My heart was glad
  • 07:48when they said to me
  • 07:52"Let us go up, let us go up to
  • 07:56the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪
  • 08:00Our feet will stand
  • 08:03in the House of the Lord . ♪
  • 08:06Yes, let us go up, let us go up ...♪
  • 08:11to the Gates of Jerusalem ...♪
  • 08:17The Gates of Jerusalem ♪♪
  • 08:24 Myles - we started with the Dung Gate
  • 08:26 which is in the southern end of the Old City.
  • 08:28 We went around to the Zion Gate,
  • 08:30 the Jaffa Gate,
  • 08:31 which is the western most gate,
  • 08:33 and then to the New Gate,
  • 08:35 to the Damascus Gate,
  • 08:36 on to Herod's Gate,
  • 08:38 last week, the Lion's Gate,
  • 08:40 and today we finish up
  • 08:41 with the Golden Gate,
  • 08:43 also called the Eastern Gate...
  • 08:44 Messiah's Gate.
  • 08:49 We're here in Jerusalem.
  • 08:51 Behind me is the Mount of Olives.
  • 08:53 To my right, the Zion Gate.
  • 08:55 You know, Psalm 87:2 tells us,
  • 08:59 [Speaking Hebrew]
  • 09:05 How much more so right here at the Zion Gate.
  • 09:08 And you can see behind me that
  • 09:10 this Gate was won by a hard fought battle.
  • 09:13 Absolutely.
  • 09:14 You know, Jerusalem was known as Zion
  • 09:16 when David conquered this City
  • 09:18 and also when the Israelites took back the City in 1967.
  • 09:23 The Israelites came and took back the City of our Lord
  • 09:26 through this Gate.
  • 09:28 And you can see behind me
  • 09:29 the literal bullet holes.
  • 09:33 Myles - Tourists love to pass through
  • 09:35 the Gates of this remarkable Old City .
  • 09:37 It's like walking through a time tunnel
  • 09:39 back to period of Biblical prophets and kings.
  • 09:43 We started out with 40 countries
  • 09:46 represented at that first Feast.
  • 09:49 We've continued sponsoring the
  • 09:50 Feast of Tabernacles celebration
  • 09:52 for Christians each fall.
  • 09:54 That quickly grew into
  • 09:55 Israel's largest tourist event.
  • 09:57 We've been getting between 5,000 - 7,000 Christians
  • 09:59 for 30 some years now year in, year out.
  • 10:03 Even when there's trouble they still come.
  • 10:05 Yes
  • 10:06 They're very committed.
  • 10:07 They're not just fair weather friends.
  • 10:09 And our crowds now come from up to 100 countries.
  • 10:13 We are here on the eastern side of the Temple Mount
  • 10:16 the famous and oldest Gate,
  • 10:18 the Eastern Gate,
  • 10:19 the Golden Gate,
  • 10:20 the Mercy Gate.
  • 10:21 It has many names
  • 10:23 and this is the 8th Gate isn't it?
  • 10:24 The 8th Gate,
  • 10:26 the Gate that I was talking about
  • 10:27 that's shut up until the King of Glory comes.
  • 10:29 He's going to come on the Mount of Olives.
  • 10:31 He's going to touch down with
  • 10:33 the literal soles of His feet.
  • 10:35 There earth is going to quake and split open.
  • 10:37 Water's going to gush out.
  • 10:39 And the Throne is going to appear.
  • 10:40 Myles - He's going to set Himself here,
  • 10:42 come through this Eastern Gate.
  • 10:43 Just as He did the first time
  • 10:45 He's going to come through this again.
  • 10:47My heart was glad
  • 10:50when they said to me
  • 10:54"Let us go up, let us go up to
  • 10:58the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪
  • 11:03Our feet will stand
  • 11:06in the House of the Lord . ♪
  • 11:10so, let us go up, let us go up to
  • 11:13the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪
  • 11:17And we'll say Peace be within your walls
  • 11:21and with all who delight in them . ♪
  • 11:24And we'll say Peace be within your Gates
  • 11:29the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪
  • 11:32And we'll say Peace be within your walls
  • 11:37and with all who delight in them . ♪
  • 11:40For we know that's where His praise awaits
  • 11:45so, let us go up, let us go up to
  • 11:48the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪
  • 11:53Let us go up, let us go up to
  • 11:56 ♪ the Gates of Jerusalem. ♪
  • 12:00Yes, let us go up, let us go up...
  • 12:05 ♪ to the Gates of Jerusalem ... ♪
  • 12:11the Gates of Jerusalem . ♪♪
  • 12:18 Those were some scenes from
  • 12:20 "Jerusalem, Ancient Gates, Future Glory"
  • 12:22 And we're right in the center.
  • 12:23 What a blessing to have Marty Goetz do the music.
  • 12:26 He's been with us before.
  • 12:27 He's been with the ministry
  • 12:28 doing soundtrack for so many years.
  • 12:30 And what a blessing he is.
  • 12:31 You know, there's nothing like
  • 12:33 being in Zion.
  • 12:35 "Zion" is the oldest name
  • 12:36 for the City of Jerusalem.
  • 12:38 David named it Zion
  • 12:40 because it was a marked place.
  • 12:41 It was a set place where God chose
  • 12:44 to bring His voice out of Zion.
  • 12:47 And it is our privilege to
  • 12:49 bring you "Zion Forever"
  • 12:51 You know, God has a plan.
  • 12:54 Man tries to get his way over God's plan
  • 12:58 but God sits in the heavens and laughs.
  • 13:01 And that's how God wants us to be.
  • 13:03 He wants us to be seated above what
  • 13:05 the enemy's trying to do
  • 13:07 or man's trying to do.
  • 13:08 So "Zion Forever" will give you a
  • 13:10 glimpse into God's eternal plan for
  • 13:14 this view that's behind me,
  • 13:16 the Temple Mount.
  • 13:35 Narrator - For Zion's sake
  • 13:37 I will not hold my peace.
  • 13:39 And for Jerusalem's sake
  • 13:41 I will not rest
  • 13:43 until her righteousness
  • 13:45 goes forth as brightness
  • 13:47 and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
  • 14:05 [Myles singing in Hebrew]
  • 14:09 We're hearing the sounds of celebration.
  • 14:11 Behind me you see a picture of the Temple.
  • 14:13 And we're at HaMakom
  • 14:14 as close as we can get to "The Place".
  • 14:17 The place where the Holy of Holies stood.
  • 14:19 It is the most sacred place
  • 14:20 in all of Jewish life.
  • 14:22 And it is here where people are
  • 14:24 coming today to celebrate the bar mitzvahs.
  • 14:26 It's such an awesome time.
  • 14:27 It's such a time of joy
  • 14:29 and remembering the good things of the LORD and
  • 14:31 the promises to Israel.
  • 14:33 In fact, they're singing that all
  • 14:35 of Israel will stay and will be here.
  • 14:38 And God has established this as the place
  • 14:40 for the Jewish people to dwell
  • 14:42 now and forever.
  • 14:43 This is the City named after David himself.
  • 14:46 But we first hear about this City
  • 14:49 in the book of Samuel as "The Fortress of Zion".
  • 14:52 There's where we are first introduced to this City.
  • 14:55 So first and foremost this is Zion.
  • 14:58 When you talk about Jerusalem
  • 15:00 you're talking about Zion.
  • 15:02 Now Zion becomes synonymous for the whole country later on
  • 15:06 but Zion originally starts here and it is
  • 15:08 The Fortress of Zion that David conquers
  • 15:12 when he comes here approximately the year 1,000.
  • 15:15 What we're looking at behind us is the
  • 15:17 "Destruction Era" of 586 when, of course,
  • 15:21 all of Israel goes to Babylon.
  • 15:25 Myles - Not far from the Temple Mount
  • 15:26 a remarkable sifting project has taken place for the last 11 years.
  • 15:31 In 1999 the Islamic authorities began to
  • 15:34 build an underground Mosque.
  • 15:36 They removed 10,000 tons of rubble bursting with
  • 15:40 archaeological wealth regarding Jewish and Christian history.
  • 15:43 A few years later the "Temple Mount Sifting Project" was created
  • 15:47 to uncover these archaeological treasures.
  • 15:50 I spoke with the Co-Director of the project
  • 15:52 and he told us about the groups that visit the site.
  • 15:56 Now the teachers are assigning them to pairs
  • 15:59 and they're going to start.
  • 16:00 Each pair will take a bucket that was already dry sifted.
  • 16:04 But now it's soaked with water
  • 16:07 and they're going to pour the bucket on the screen
  • 16:10 and start washing the material.
  • 16:13 Later on after that, they will start scrutinizing it.
  • 16:18 You know it's so important for our viewers to see
  • 16:21 the next generation understanding Israel.
  • 16:24 Think about what Zola started 30 plus years ago.
  • 16:27 Right
  • 16:28 But it's important the kids get this.
  • 16:29 Right, when you handle
  • 16:32 the things of the 1st and 2nd century,
  • 16:35 I mean these are like the rocks are
  • 16:37 literally speaking to these people
  • 16:39 about their history, their heritage and
  • 16:41 the Temple that was here.
  • 16:43 It's so exciting to see their faces
  • 16:45 as they find these finds.
  • 16:47 It's amazing.
  • 16:48 Yes it is.
  • 16:49 You know it's so important for us too.
  • 16:50 We want the message of Christianity
  • 16:53 through Jewish eyes.
  • 16:54 And the relevance of the State of Israel,
  • 16:56 we want it to go to the next generation.
  • 16:58 It's a passion for us.
  • 16:59 We have children in college.
  • 17:00 One just graduated.
  • 17:01 It's so exciting for us to see kids
  • 17:03 understanding the importance of Israel,
  • 17:06 the importance of their Jewish heritage.
  • 17:10 That was our series "Zion Forever".
  • 17:13 As we look back on Zion Forever
  • 17:16 it was our privilege to bring you in 2016
  • 17:19 our first time in Auschwitz where we
  • 17:22 did a series called "Beauty for Ashes".
  • 17:25 That was a tough one to do.
  • 17:26 You know we tried to bring a sense of
  • 17:28 the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 17:30 but the hope that came afterwards
  • 17:32 in the miracle of the founding of
  • 17:34 the new reborn State of Israel.
  • 17:36 And you told me it was going to be difficult to do
  • 17:38 and you were right, I didn't think that it would be
  • 17:41 but it was a very touching and powerful time for us.
  • 17:44 It's so needful in these days
  • 17:46 to remember and to not forget
  • 17:48 and to remind our next generation of the horror
  • 17:52 because there's Holocaust deniers still today.
  • 17:54 Exactly.
  • 17:55 So that's why we felt
  • 17:57 it was so important to do that.
  • 17:58 We took the verse "Beauty for Ashes" from Isaiah 61.
  • 18:01 That is the very Scripture
  • 18:03 that Yeshua read
  • 18:04 when He was brought
  • 18:06 to the synagogue in Nazareth in Luke 4:18.
  • 18:10 We wanted to bring that sense of
  • 18:13 out of the graves of Europe that
  • 18:14 this incredible arising would come
  • 18:17 and God would give us
  • 18:19 Beauty for Ashes.
  • 18:20 And certainly the reborn state
  • 18:22 of Israel is just that.
  • 18:23 It's a blessing to all the earth.
  • 18:25 So let's go to some scenes from
  • 18:26 "Beauty for Ashes".
  • 18:36 ISAIAH 61:3 "I will console those who mourn in Zion,"
  • 18:40 ISAIAH 61:3 "to give them beauty for ashes,"
  • 18:43 ISAIAH 61:3 "the oil of joy for mourning,"
  • 18:47 ISAIAH 61:3 "the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,"
  • 18:51 ISAIAH 61:3 "that they might be called oaks of righteousness,"
  • 18:55 ISAIAH 61:3 "the planting of Adonai, that He may be glorified."
  • 19:08 Myles - Here in Birkenau
  • 19:10 we see the remains of Crematorium No.2 and No.3 which were destroyed.
  • 19:16 In January 1945 the retreating Nazis destroyed them.
  • 19:20 From 1943 through November 1944
  • 19:23 these crematoria were designed to burn
  • 19:26 at least 1,400, perhaps even 2,000 corpses per day each.
  • 19:34 For the sake of efficiency the Nazis used deception
  • 19:37 to keep their victims calm during this process.
  • 19:41 The trains stopped at the platform
  • 19:43 where the selection process occurred.
  • 19:45 Those who were not "fit" to work, the vast majority,
  • 19:50 were led into the two huge buildings adjacent to the platform.
  • 19:55 Signs about registration and accommodations were posted in many languages.
  • 20:00 So the people calmly took their clothes off in the changing room
  • 20:03 before moving on to the next room
  • 20:05 where they believed they were going to get a shower.
  • 20:16 An ambulance drove up and delivered a container
  • 20:18 that was actually Hydrogen cyanide gas
  • 20:21 used to murder everyone in the shower room.
  • 20:25 A half an hour after the screaming stopped
  • 20:28 Jewish prisoners were forced to transfer the corpses
  • 20:31 upstairs to the furnaces for cremation.
  • 20:37 The ashes from the crematoria
  • 20:39 were used for fertilizer.
  • 20:41 When the Nazis had no more ground
  • 20:44 they dumped them in nearby ponds.
  • 20:47 Two survivors of this process
  • 20:49 were 10 year old Eva Mozes
  • 20:51 and her twin sister Miriam
  • 20:53 who arrived in Birkenau in March 1944.
  • 20:56 Because they were twins
  • 20:59 they were used for medical experimentation.
  • 21:05 This is the number that they engraved
  • 21:10 dot by dot burned into my flesh and skin.
  • 21:15 It means that they wanted to reduce me to just that number.
  • 21:22 But, they could never do that.
  • 21:36 We're here in Mahane Yehuda , the Jewish Market.
  • 21:39 It's coequally called "The Shuk".
  • 21:42 And really it's a scene of unparalleled busyness,
  • 21:47 especially now during Purim it's a time of celebration.
  • 21:50 You might see some costumes.
  • 21:52 One of the stories of Israel that has to be told is the
  • 21:55 incredible power of the reclamation of the Land.
  • 21:59 Well, the arts were restored.
  • 22:00 The language restored.
  • 22:02 The people themselves have been restored.
  • 22:05 It's been said that the Jewish people
  • 22:07 through the grace of God are the light of God
  • 22:09 because God caused them to be a light to the nations,
  • 22:11 have taken curses and made them into blessings.
  • 22:14 Even the malaria was like a curse on the Land.
  • 22:18 And the Arabs thought that they could -
  • 22:20 They couldn't do anything with the Land so it
  • 22:22 was there that they allowed the Land to be sold.
  • 22:25 And it was it was through the ingenuity of the Jewish mind
  • 22:27 and I believe the Light of God coming upon them
  • 22:30 to show them how to rehabilitate the Land.
  • 22:34 They restored the Land,
  • 22:35 the revived the Land
  • 22:37 and we remember in Ezekiel that
  • 22:39 God prophesized over the Land of Israel.
  • 22:43 And you see that once the Jews come back and they marry the Land,
  • 22:47 the Land begins to bear fruit.
  • 22:50 Most of all we want you to know that it's time for us to stand and to
  • 22:54 be that light, to be that blessing to those around us,
  • 22:58 to walk in that message of love.
  • 23:00 So remember that Israel is not about the bad news,
  • 23:04 it's about the good news of the Gospel,
  • 23:07 it's about the beauty,
  • 23:09 it's about the restoration
  • 23:10 and it's about the miracle of the new birth
  • 23:13 that happened here.
  • 23:22 "Beauty for Ashes" caused us to reach deep
  • 23:26 to remind people that although the Holocaust
  • 23:28 led to the State of Israel being reborn,
  • 23:31 it did not cause it.
  • 23:33 Because this state, this place, this homecoming
  • 23:37 is a fulfillment of prophecy that goes back 4,000 years.
  • 23:40 It's a promise, a covenant to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 23:44 And we're living now in the fulfillment of that covenant.
  • 23:48 You know we don't shy away
  • 23:49 from difficult subjects here on Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 23:52 In fact, this year we had a chance to
  • 23:54 interview some various people on various subjects.
  • 23:57 And let's go look at some of these interviews right now.
  • 24:01 The time clock is Jerusalem.
  • 24:03 That's God's time clock
  • 24:04 And the nations of the world
  • 24:06 are still obsessed with the
  • 24:07 dividing of the Land of Israel.
  • 24:10 Let's put it this way,
  • 24:11 the nations of the world,
  • 24:14 the leadership of the world
  • 24:17 wants to make Judea and Samaria
  • 24:20 an Arab state.
  • 24:22 The issue is not Israel.
  • 24:24 And I think Americans
  • 24:25 should wake up to the reality.
  • 24:27 The reality is that
  • 24:29 Iran develops capability
  • 24:31 in order to advance
  • 24:32 their mega- historical goal
  • 24:34 denomination of the Gulf
  • 24:36 and the Sunni Muslim world.
  • 24:38 In order to attain that goal
  • 24:40 they have to remove what they perceive
  • 24:42 to be the mega obstacle
  • 24:44 which has nothing to do with Israel.
  • 24:45 It's the U.S. military power projection.
  • 24:48 Everybody today is worried about Israel for a lot of reasons.
  • 24:51 But we don't worry about Israel
  • 24:53 because that's God's problem.
  • 24:54 He that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
  • 24:56 We pray for Israel because we're instructed to.
  • 24:58 I tremble for America.
  • 25:01 The America that used to
  • 25:03 stand for freedom and liberty
  • 25:05 is a thing of the past.
  • 25:06 I might say the myth of the past.
  • 25:08 Yeah, people will say that
  • 25:09 America is Babylon the Great
  • 25:11 or that America is the un-named nation in Isaiah 18,
  • 25:13 or the young lions of Tarshish
  • 25:15 or these different places.
  • 25:16 And I look at all of those
  • 25:18 And I find America missing
  • 25:19 which some would say, Well America is missing
  • 25:21 just because a lot of other countries are.
  • 25:22 But I think us being the greatest power that has existed on earth,
  • 25:26 the fact we're not mentioned is significant.
  • 25:29 I think it means something has happened to America
  • 25:32 and power is shifted to Europe,
  • 25:34 to the Far East, to the Middle East.
  • 25:36 And I look at some of the different scenarios
  • 25:38 of how that could take place.
  • 25:40 In this country, what we see happening -
  • 25:42 we're trying to divide the Land of Israel.
  • 25:44 We're going against God.
  • 25:46 God says, I'll cut you into pieces for that.
  • 25:48 You cut Israel up, I'll cut you up.
  • 25:51 We see our taxes - the amount going in is falling,
  • 25:54 people are out of work,
  • 25:56 unemployment is rising.
  • 25:57 Our tax collections are going to be
  • 25:59 down I think 18% this year.
  • 26:00 We see deficits - over a trillion dollar deficits.
  • 26:03 You can't keep taking in less money
  • 26:05 and spending more money and survive.
  • 26:07 The dollar's declining.
  • 26:09 People see gold going up, silver going up.
  • 26:11 They're going up because the
  • 26:13 dollar is getting to be worth less.
  • 26:15 So all of this impact us.
  • 26:17 I think there will be an economic collapse.
  • 26:19 The Scripture teaches that in the later days
  • 26:21 Jerusalem will become a cup of trembling.
  • 26:24 In other words it would be a burden to the world.
  • 26:27 I really believe that some of the
  • 26:30 hatred we see toward Israel,
  • 26:32 some of the angst against them is really Biblical.
  • 26:36 We know that the world wants peace.
  • 26:39 They blamed everything on Israel
  • 26:41 saying, that if we could only stabilize the region,
  • 26:44 if we could only make peace in Israel
  • 26:46 the world would be a better world.
  • 26:47 But they don't understand that the only way
  • 26:49 Israel experiences a lasting peace
  • 26:51 is when Messiah sits on that throne.
  • 26:54 We want to thank you for your prayers
  • 26:56 and your faithful support.
  • 26:57 This was a challenging year
  • 26:58 but it was a profound year.
  • 27:00 It was a wonderful year.
  • 27:01 We love bringing you the series from Jerusalem.
  • 27:04 There's so many things that we've been able to bring.
  • 27:06 Not only the Levitt Letter Myles,
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  • 27:18 And we just are so blessed to be
  • 27:20 able to bring you these up to the minute
  • 27:23 profoundly historical yet prophetic messages
  • 27:26 about what God is doing on the earth,
  • 27:27 especially as we prepare for the coming of Messiah.
  • 27:30 WOW
  • 27:31 It's a joy to be here.
  • 27:32 But we couldn't be here without you sending us.
  • 27:35 You know it says in Romans,
  • 27:36 How shall they hear, unless they're sent.
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  • 27:54 And we always like to end our program
  • 27:56 by reminding you what Psalm 122:6 says,
  • 27:59 Sha'a'lu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 28:02 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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