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Episode: “Birth Pains”
In Isaiah 66 we see the Last Days labor pains of Israel that bring the Jewish people as a nation to “new birth.” In the birthing room, Yeshua — the Great Physician — attends Israel, whose labor pains shake the entire Earth.
Series: “Watch Therefore and Be Ready”
Watch Therefore and Be Ready encourages this generation to be aware of prophetic fulfillment, live expectantly, and be ready for Messiah’s return. David and Kirsten Hart present this eight-part series that features teaching from Dov Schwarz, guest analyst Dr. Mark Hitchcock, reports from Israel with Chaim Malespin, Hebrew lessons, and music written by Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for Watch Therefore and Be Ready: “Birth Pains” (2/8)

  • 00:05 Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved,
  • 00:11 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek,
  • 00:14 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:38 Shalom Friends, I'm David Hart.
  • 00:40 Welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:41 And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:43 Welcome back to our new series, "Watch Therefore"
  • 00:47 We're encouraging this generation
  • 00:49 to be aware of prophetic fulfillment,
  • 00:52 to live expectantly,
  • 00:54 and to be ready for Messiah's return.
  • 00:56 Dov Schwarz will be teaching on location,
  • 00:59 as well as Chaim Malespin.
  • 01:01 We will have our weekly Hebrew Lesson,
  • 01:03 and Dr. Mark Hitchcock is our Guest Analyst.
  • 01:06 Today we will be looking at
  • 01:08 the birth pangs that precede Yeshua's return.
  • 01:11 Let's go now to Dov Schwarz in Israel.
  • 01:20 The Bible teaches that Israel will blossom like a rose,
  • 01:25 and fill the world with fruit.
  • 01:28 And at that time the earth will shake under the weight of the birth pangs.
  • 01:36 In Isaiah 66 beginning in verse 8,
  • 01:40 some of the most powerful prophetic
  • 01:43 Scriptures in the Word of God.
  • 02:10 What does this mean?
  • 02:12 Through the earth laboring to physically
  • 02:16 from the ashes of the Holocaust
  • 02:19 bring to life in one day the Nation of Israel.
  • 02:26 " Am Yisrael Chai! " they say in Hebrew,
  • 02:29 "The Children of Israel Live!"
  • 02:34 And what the Lord is saying here,
  • 02:36 Though that labor took place
  • 02:39 and the earth is shaking to physically bring them to life,
  • 02:43 there needs to be a Spiritual Birth for the Land and People of Israel.
  • 02:48 And when He says,
  • 02:55 What He's saying is, shall I bring them to the time of physical birth
  • 02:59 and not bring them to the time of Spiritual birth?
  • 03:02 In Ezekiel 36 the Lord says this,
  • 03:13 and they will be born again.
  • 03:16 Israel will live not only physically
  • 03:20 but Spiritually also.
  • 03:22 Yet it's coming through the shaking of the birth pangs.
  • 03:27 Messiah Yeshua, "Doctor Jesus", is in the maternity room with Israel
  • 03:32 and the Baby will be born.
  • 03:35 " Am Yisrael Chai! "
  • 03:37 "The Children of Israel will Live!"
  • 03:47 Not everybody in Israel is an unbeliever today.
  • 03:50 A great many of them are atheist and agnostic,
  • 03:54 and that is lined up with the Word,
  • 03:56 because one of these days
  • 03:58 they are going to look on Him
  • 03:59 whom they have pierced, and
  • 04:00 they will mourn for Him as one
  • 04:02 mourns for an only son.
  • 04:03 There has to be believers there to do that,
  • 04:06 and so they're being primed,
  • 04:08 they're gathering in that Land as unbelievers,
  • 04:11 and He's going to show Himself,
  • 04:13 and they're going to accept Him,
  • 04:15 and when they do
  • 04:17 the greatest blessing on the earth is going to break out.
  • 04:21 God said in Zechariah 14,
  • 04:23 as soon as the Jewish people accept the Messiah,
  • 04:26 and say " Baruch haba B'shem Adonai ",
  • 04:29 all the cursing in the earth will turn to blessing.
  • 04:37 Thank you Gary for that insight.
  • 04:39 The goal here on Zola Levitt Ministries is
  • 04:41 that all of Israel will be saved,
  • 04:43 and we look forward to that time.
  • 04:45 And we need to do all we can
  • 04:47 as we see the birth pangs
  • 04:50 happening in Israel.
  • 04:52 Speaking of Israel,
  • 04:53 Let's go to Chaim Malespin
  • 04:55 on location there.
  • 05:02 We can see the helmet of the Nazi soldier here
  • 05:06 in this moving piece of art.
  • 05:08 The elderly weeping
  • 05:11 as they're on their way to their death.
  • 05:13 Whether it's the children,
  • 05:15 we know 1.5 million children were killed first.
  • 05:18 Whether it's the elderly,
  • 05:20 This appears to be the Rabbi of a community
  • 05:22 with a Torah Scroll being taken, trying to
  • 05:25 bring hope where really there's no hope.
  • 05:28 Even pregnant ladies all were
  • 05:31 brought to the concentration camp together.
  • 05:33 Reminds you of this song
  • 05:35 written by two Jewish people.
  • 05:37 Hochberg and Arluck,
  • 05:39 people who fled from this,
  • 05:41 they wrote a song called,
  • 05:42 "Somewhere over the Rainbow".
  • 05:44 And for these Jewish people,
  • 05:46 they couldn't fly away,
  • 05:47 they couldn't escape to a Land
  • 05:50 that they heard of once in a lullaby, once in a prophecy,
  • 05:52 the Promised Land of Israel,
  • 05:54 but this moving song which was voted the
  • 05:56 number one song in the 20th century,
  • 05:58 really is the heart and soul of
  • 06:01 the Jewish people to return,
  • 06:02 and how amazing is it that there is a
  • 06:04 generation today that is returning
  • 06:08 to the Land of our forefathers.
  • 06:23 Our Resource this week,
  • 06:25 the "Grafted In Necklace.
  • 06:27 Wearing this lovely sterling silver rendition
  • 06:30 of a classic Messianic symbol
  • 06:32 shows you recognize the Jewish roots of your Christian faith,
  • 06:37 and stirs curiosities and witness opportunities
  • 06:40 with this tribute to
  • 06:42 Light, the Lord, and abundant Love.
  • 06:46 For this Resource and more
  • 06:48 call 1-800- WONDERS
  • 06:50 or visit us at Levitt.com
  • 06:54 We'll return to the program in just a moment
  • 06:56 but first, I wanted to ask
  • 06:58 if you've ever thought about
  • 06:59 what it takes to put this program together.
  • 07:02 I can assure it's a lot more than just lights, camera, action.
  • 07:06 There's a lot of prayer and planning.
  • 07:09 Our family is a lot like yours
  • 07:11 We pray and we plan,
  • 07:13 and we hope that you'll be praying for us
  • 07:16 and planning to help support us too.
  • 07:25 This ministry has a heart for Israel.
  • 07:28 If you do too please consider
  • 07:31 supporting us financially.
  • 07:33 We see that times of the end are
  • 07:35 happening all around us even today.
  • 07:37 Right now, let's go back to Dov Schwarz on location.
  • 07:46 I just finished sharing how Israel
  • 07:50 will be birthed physically.
  • 07:52 Israel's birth pangs.
  • 07:55 Could Israel's birth pangs also be the nations of the world's birth pangs?
  • 08:02 Messiah Jesus is speaking in Matthew Chapter 24.
  • 08:06 He's answering the questions of His disciples,
  • 08:09 What will be the sign of your coming,
  • 08:10 and the "End of the Age, the "Messianic Age?
  • 08:13 When will that be?
  • 08:14 What will the signs of that be?
  • 08:16 And the Lord talks to them about things like
  • 08:18 "wars and rumors of wars",
  • 08:19 things that will happen down through the ages
  • 08:21 that don't necessarily
  • 08:22 have anything to do with the birth pangs
  • 08:24 leading up to the birth of Israel
  • 08:26 and the return of Messiah Jesus.
  • 08:28 But then there's a shift.
  • 08:30 There's a shift in Matthew 24 beginning in Verse 7,
  • 08:36 You know, really in Greek that says " Ethnos "
  • 08:39 "Ethnic" Group will rise up against "Ethnic" Group,
  • 08:51 These 4 birth pangs will work in concert together
  • 08:56 and be bouncing in the red zone, off the charts,
  • 08:59 compared to how they've ever been in history.
  • 09:02 And that's what's happening today.
  • 09:04 Ethnic Group against Ethnic Group from World War I World, War II and
  • 09:08 the Genocides that are taking place all around the earth today.
  • 09:12 Right over there, over the Golan Heights in Syria
  • 09:16 400,000 Syrians have been killed in civil war
  • 09:21 and it's still raging all around the world.
  • 09:24 The world is at the edge of World War III today.
  • 09:29 Famine - There's more hungry people on this planet than have ever
  • 09:32 been in the history of the World.
  • 09:35 Diseases - Pestilences that often come from animals,
  • 09:38 bird flu, pig flu, HIV, Aides,
  • 09:42 Tuberculosis, Malaria and much much more.
  • 09:46 The Zika Virus that we're hearing so much about today.
  • 09:48 Now the pestilences are like never before.
  • 09:51 And Earthquakes.
  • 09:52 There's a thing called "The Ring of Fire".
  • 09:56 It's an area that starts all the way down in the
  • 09:59 South Eastern Asian Islands.
  • 10:01 It goes up towards Russia over to Alaska
  • 10:04 down the West Coast of the Americas through South America.
  • 10:08 And it's shaking the earth today
  • 10:10 with such intense earthquakes that it even causes Tsunamis.
  • 10:15 Now these are the "Times of the Birth Pangs"
  • 10:19 And we know...
  • 10:21 we know that this ties in perfectly
  • 10:24 with the Earth giving birth naturally to Israel
  • 10:30 which will lead to Israel's Spiritual birth.
  • 10:32 Oh, like birth pangs it's going to get more
  • 10:36 intense and more frequent until the Baby is born.
  • 10:47 My wife and I, we travel a lot for our ministry.
  • 10:49 Our whole family goes together,
  • 10:50 and we were in New York City this Spring,
  • 10:53 and we had the chance while we were there to
  • 10:55 go to a play.
  • 10:57 I has grown up in that region,
  • 10:59 my Dad had worked in Manhattan,
  • 11:00 so we had been to Broadway before,
  • 11:02 but this was the first time in a long time,
  • 11:04 and my wife is unbelievable at getting good deals,
  • 11:06 so she found this unbelievable deal, front row,
  • 11:09 Literally if I put my feet up we would be on the stage,
  • 11:11 but we were so close, while we were sitting there, I could see the
  • 11:13 gap under the curtain,
  • 11:15 and I could see things being moved around,
  • 11:17 I could hear furniture being slid,
  • 11:18 I could see shadows.
  • 11:20 And we knew the stage was being set,
  • 11:22 but we didn't know when the curtain was going to rise.
  • 11:24 And I feel like that's the way Bible prophecy is in our day and age,
  • 11:27 is that as we see geopolitical events unfolding all around us,
  • 11:31 there's no question you could say,
  • 11:32 Boy, I could sure see how that's setting the stage for what
  • 11:35 God's Word says is going to happen in the end times.
  • 11:39 It's like God is moving major
  • 11:41 chess pieces on His chess board.
  • 11:43 He's bringing the nations into place, into position
  • 11:47 for the end times.
  • 11:48 One of the greatest miracles that I like,
  • 11:50 and I gotta say this,
  • 11:52 is the regathering of the Nation of Israel.
  • 11:54 The reason why I say that is because
  • 11:56 as God scattered Israel, He also prophesied in the latter days
  • 11:59 that He would bring them back
  • 12:01 from the 4 corners of the world
  • 12:02 Now the Scriptures say that would be such an
  • 12:04 amazing prophecy, the regathering of the Jews,
  • 12:08 that it would be greater
  • 12:09 than when He parted the Red Sea.
  • 12:12 But I believe that He's bringing them back in
  • 12:14 preparation for the end times.
  • 12:17 And for me, as I see that formation of these nations and
  • 12:22 people coming back,
  • 12:24 I see that time is at hand.
  • 12:26 As an Evangelist, I challenge Christians to reach a dying world.
  • 12:32 Time is winding up.
  • 12:34 The day is at hand.
  • 12:35 The night is coming close,
  • 12:37 and we need to be about God's business reaching a lost world.
  • 12:49 Our Resource this week,
  • 12:50 the "Grafted In Necklace.
  • 12:53 Wearing this lovely sterling silver rendition
  • 12:55 of a classic Messianic symbol
  • 12:58 shows you recognize the Jewish roots of your Christian faith,
  • 13:02 and stirs curiosities and witness opportunities
  • 13:06 with this tribute to
  • 13:07 Light, the Lord, and abundant Love.
  • 13:11 For this Resource and more
  • 13:13 call 1-800- WONDERS
  • 13:15 or visit us at Levitt.com
  • 13:22 For insightful perspectives on Israel and Bible Prophecy
  • 13:26 ask for our free monthly newsletter, the Levitt Letter.
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  • 13:55 such beautiful footage of the Holy Land, every week.
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  • 14:01 have to just watch it on our program,
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  • 14:18 And now I'm excited about our new Hebrew Lesson.
  • 14:21 Let's see what it is today.
  • 14:28 Shalom Havarim
  • 14:30 We're here in the City of Jerusalem.
  • 14:32 Now one of the more common words you're
  • 14:34 going to hear, here in Israel,
  • 14:36 is the word Bevakasha
  • 14:38 which means "Please".
  • 14:39 So if you're asking for something like,
  • 14:41 "Could I have a glass of water, Bevakasha ?
  • 14:44 means, "Could I have a glass of water, "please".
  • 14:47 But you can also use the word
  • 14:49 when you give somebody something.
  • 14:51 So let's say you serve them a plate of food,
  • 14:53 and you can say Bevakasha ,
  • 14:55 which is like, "here you are", or "You're welcome.
  • 14:58 Now the word actually means "In Request" Bevakasha .
  • 15:03 So when somebody says, May I have something
  • 15:06 in request, please,
  • 15:08 it's like a word of respect.
  • 15:10 So this week,
  • 15:11 when you're asking for something,
  • 15:13 or when you're offering something to someone
  • 15:15 you can say, "Here you go" Bevakasha
  • 15:19 Our son Ryan who lives in Jerusalem,
  • 15:21 I have a feeling he's learned
  • 15:22 about a hand full of Hebrew words,
  • 15:24 and I have a feeling this is one of them.
  • 15:26 Let's say it together.
  • 15:28 Bevakasha
  • 15:30 "Please"
  • 15:31 It's a good word.
  • 15:32 You should always learn
  • 15:34 "Please and "Thank you"
  • 15:34 Right?
  • 15:35 So Bevakasha
  • 15:36 Could you hand me your mug Bevakasha ?
  • 15:38 Oh, Todah .
  • 15:39 Todah Rabah
  • 15:40 Bevakasha , our Hebrew word of the day.
  • 15:43 Now let's go back to Dove Schwarz in Israel.
  • 15:56 Our Messiah Yeshua repeats these things,
  • 16:00 The birth pangs and events that lead up to His coming.
  • 16:04 There is coming a time of trouble that will
  • 16:06 shake the Earth like never before.
  • 16:08 The skies will open and Messiah Yeshua will return.
  • 16:13 We will have gone up in the Rapture.
  • 16:15 We will have glorified bodies
  • 16:17 and we will return to rule and to
  • 16:19 reign with our Great King Yeshua.
  • 16:23 And He warns us to be ready.
  • 16:26 He warns us to watch.
  • 16:28 And there's a passage in Luke 21 that's so important
  • 16:32 and significant to my life.
  • 16:33 And I pray it is for you also.
  • 16:36 Beginning in Verse 34 He says,
  • 16:50 Now, we see this today,
  • 16:53 the great temptations of this life that are deceiving so many,
  • 16:58 even who profess the Name of Messiah Jesus.
  • 17:02 And instead of watching and being ready
  • 17:05 they're weighed down with the cares of this life
  • 17:09 and even drunkenness and carousing.
  • 17:13 And this warning is so serious.
  • 17:16 In Verse 35 He says,
  • 17:38 These birth pangs, these signs,
  • 17:40 the physical birth of Israel in 1 day,
  • 17:45 of the Earth shaking under the 4 birth pangs,
  • 17:48 Ethnic Group rising up against Ethnic Group,
  • 17:52 all the genocides and the wars and the
  • 17:55 trouble that's all around the world today
  • 17:58 as Ethnic Group against Ethnic Group is the order of this hour.
  • 18:04 And the Famine, and the Pestilences,
  • 18:07 the Diseases and the Earthquakes.
  • 18:09 When I see earthquakes on the news like I'm seeing today,
  • 18:12 I'm reminded, I'm "Watching, I'm "Ready,
  • 18:16 I'm "Not letting the cares of this life deceive me
  • 18:18 and getting weighed down with those things.
  • 18:21 I want to live a life in preparation to see this Messiah Yeshua come.
  • 18:26 I'm praying for the Jewish people to be saved.
  • 18:29 I'm getting the Gospel out in the Nations.
  • 18:31 This should be our life.
  • 18:33 A life of being a witness during this time of the birth pangs
  • 18:38 King Yeshua is coming...
  • 18:40 King Yeshua is coming ...
  • 18:42 King Yeshua is coming,
  • 18:44 and I need to "watch therefore".
  • 18:46 You need to "watch therefore".
  • 18:48 and be ready!
  • 18:56 When Israel comes to fulfill its
  • 18:58 destiny when Messiah comes,
  • 19:00 He will reign from Jerusalem on a throne
  • 19:03 which is connected with the Temple Mount.
  • 19:05 We see this in Isaiah Chapter 2, Verses 2-4
  • 19:08 That's the culmination of all the great promises,
  • 19:11 just as Moses went to Mount Sinai to receive the Law,
  • 19:16 and said Israel is to be a Light to the nations,
  • 19:18 ultimately to get the revelation to them,
  • 19:20 one day Messiah will come on Mount Zion bringing the Law
  • 19:24 through Israel to the Gentile nations,
  • 19:27 and reigning in that place as well,
  • 19:30 so all of these comes full circle with the
  • 19:32 prophecies in the Old Testament.
  • 19:35 Scripture says, God's says, "I'm God"
  • 19:37 "and there's no other God like me"
  • 19:38 "I'm God who declares the end at the beginning."
  • 19:42 And what I love so much about the Word of God and the end times
  • 19:45 is that God has so beautifully given us the end of the story.
  • 19:49 I mean, all the way to the end.
  • 19:51 I can tell you dogmatically what the end's going to look like,
  • 19:53 and I'm not some Psychic,
  • 19:57 but I can tell you, based on the Word of God
  • 19:59 what the end is going to look like based on Scripture,
  • 20:01 God has so beautifully given us the end of the story.
  • 20:06 And I challenge people, you need to understand what God is doing.
  • 20:09 As you see the news headlines,
  • 20:12 you know, many Christians, sad to say, they are
  • 20:14 afraid of the times in which we're living in.
  • 20:16 Now I will grant we are living in some tough times,
  • 20:20 but I'm not moved by the times and the reason why is because
  • 20:23 I understand the end of the story.
  • 20:33 Dr. Mark Hitchock is our Guest Analyst in this Series.
  • 20:37 We are so glad to have you at this table today.
  • 20:40 Thank you, good to be here with you.
  • 20:42 It's going to be an exciting Series
  • 20:43 with so much insight that you're bringing,
  • 20:46 and you have written, I can't believe this,
  • 20:48 30 books on Prophecy.
  • 20:51 Why Prophecy?
  • 20:53 Well I think it's important for people
  • 20:55 to study prophesy for a lot of reasons.
  • 20:57 One thing I have always found interesting is
  • 20:59 when Paul visited the Church at Thessalonica.
  • 21:03 He was just there a few weeks,
  • 21:05 and then he left those believers.
  • 21:07 When he wrote back to them,
  • 21:08 he wrote back to them as if
  • 21:10 they already understood a lot about prophecy.
  • 21:12 And he talks about the anti-Christ, the Rapture,
  • 21:15 the Day of the Lord,
  • 21:16 the removal of the Restrainer.
  • 21:18 So you think about that,
  • 21:19 Paul was there a few weeks.
  • 21:20 These people came out of Paganism
  • 21:22 to Jesus Christ, the Messiah,
  • 21:24 and yet, he taught them prophecy.
  • 21:26 We would say today, whatever you do,
  • 21:27 don't tell a new believer about prophecy,
  • 21:29 don't burden them with all of that,
  • 21:31 teach them about other stuff first,
  • 21:32 but that was part of what Paul taught them right up front.
  • 21:35 I always found that fascinating.
  • 21:37 You can go to most churches today and
  • 21:39 be there for years and never hear those things taught.
  • 21:42 So I think we have a biblical example of why it's important.
  • 21:46 Paul wanted these believers to understand
  • 21:48 what was going on in their times.
  • 21:49 There's something called the "Law of Proportion" in the Bible.
  • 21:53 Just the amount of material that's dedicated to prophecy
  • 21:59 demands that we study it.
  • 22:01 Almost 30 per cent of the Bible is prophecy at the time it was written,
  • 22:03 so the Law of Proportions,
  • 22:05 just the sheer volume of information in the Scriptures about Prophecy,
  • 22:09 would say this is something you need to study.
  • 22:11 I think another really important reason for me
  • 22:13 is it really shows us that God is in control,
  • 22:16 that God has written about what's going to happen,
  • 22:18 the nations, and kingdoms,
  • 22:20 and of course many of those prophecies have already been fulfilled.
  • 22:23 But it's always a comfort to me,
  • 22:25 if God is going to tell what's going to happen to entire
  • 22:27 nations, and kingdoms, and civilizations,
  • 22:29 surely He can handle my life and the daily problems that I have.
  • 22:33 So it just shows us that God is in
  • 22:34 control of everything that's happening.
  • 22:37 I think that's very important for us.
  • 22:39 And it proves the Bible is true.
  • 22:41 And I think the greatest proof that we have an apologetic
  • 22:44 that the Bible is the Word of God, is prophecy,
  • 22:47 the fulfilled prophecies
  • 22:49 that were fulfilled 100 per cent accurately,
  • 22:51 100 percent of the time,
  • 22:52 500 of them.
  • 22:54 But there were 500 prophecies that haven't been fulfilled yet.
  • 22:57 So we can know that the ones that haven't been fulfilled...
  • 23:00 500!
  • 23:01 Yeah, 500 fulfilled, 500 unfulfilled.
  • 23:03 But the Bible has a proven track record.
  • 23:06 Right!
  • 23:07 We don't have to take this face value.
  • 23:08 People say, well just take it by faith.
  • 23:10 There are hundreds of prophesies that have been fulfilled.
  • 23:12 In fact there were 33 prophesies fulfilled
  • 23:15 in the last 24 hours of Jesus' life on earth.
  • 23:18 And I think its interesting why some pastors back off of
  • 23:22 teaching the prophetic is because
  • 23:24 there have been so many that have called out
  • 23:26 and said, well I believe it's going to happen now.
  • 23:29 How do we filter that out?
  • 23:33 I think there have been a lot of people
  • 23:35 that have said a lot of things
  • 23:36 that are incorrect about other areas of Bible doctrine,
  • 23:38 and we don't say, well I'm never going to talk about that.
  • 23:41 We just simply say, look, that's wrong and that's not what we do.
  • 23:44 But then we teach people what's correct.
  • 23:46 When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians back in II Thessalonians,
  • 23:50 people were saying the "Day of the Lord" had already come,
  • 23:52 that they were already in the tribulation,
  • 23:54 and Paul wrote to correct that.
  • 23:56 So he didn't say, there's a lot of people out there saying crazy things,
  • 23:58 let's just not talk about it,
  • 23:59 he corrected that.
  • 24:01 So correct the wrong things,
  • 24:02 and try to instruct on the right things.
  • 24:04 And our title of our Series is called "Watch Therefore"
  • 24:10 So we are instructed by Yeshua, Jesus Himself, to watch.
  • 24:16 I think that's important isn't it?
  • 24:17 Well, it is.
  • 24:18 A lot of Christians, people who know the Lord,
  • 24:21 they're waiting for Jesus to come.
  • 24:22 There's a difference I think between waiting and watching.
  • 24:25 Everyone's waiting, but are we really watching?
  • 24:27 I think when you're watching it means that you think about it.
  • 24:30 If you're watching for someone to come,
  • 24:33 a relative to arrive,
  • 24:34 you're thinking about that and you're anticipating it.
  • 24:37 And so I think if we're really watching for the Lord's coming
  • 24:40 we're going to think about it often,
  • 24:42 and we're going to be anticipating it.
  • 24:43 And we're going to be welcoming it,
  • 24:45 and desiring for Him to come,
  • 24:46 and praying as the Apostle John did at the end of Revelation,
  • 24:49 "Even so, come Lord Jesus."
  • 24:51 That's a good word.
  • 24:52 Love your insight today, thank you so much.
  • 24:54 Thank you.
  • 24:55 Right now, let's go to a Zola song.
  • 25:07 ♪ Father, Father take this sheep ♪
  • 25:11 ♪ take one more unworthy sheep ♪
  • 25:15 ♪ In my heart Thy Word I keep ♪
  • 25:20 ♪ Father take this sheep ♪
  • 25:24 ♪[Instrumental interlude]♪
  • 25:37 ♪ For I long to see the Kingdom come,♪
  • 25:41 ♪ And in praise and prayers I sing ♪
  • 25:46 ♪ And my life is yours till the end of time ♪
  • 25:50 ♪ For the service of the King! ♪
  • 25:56 ♪[Instrumental interlude]♪
  • 26:06 ♪ Father, Father take this sheep ♪
  • 26:10 ♪ take one more unworthy sheep ♪
  • 26:14 ♪ In my heart Thy Word I keep ♪
  • 26:19 ♪ Father take this sheep ♪
  • 26:23 ♪ Father ♪
  • 26:27 ♪ take this sheep ♪♪
  • 26:50 We've been discussing the birth pangs in this earth.
  • 26:54 Everything that is happening prophetically
  • 26:57 towards the end time.
  • 26:59 And Yeshua Himself told us, watch therefore.
  • 27:03 We need to be observant of what is happening in our world prophetically.
  • 27:07 That's right.
  • 27:08 You will not want to miss any of this series on prophecy.
  • 27:11 We always love to close this program
  • 27:13 with this reminder,
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Episodes in this series

  1. Covenant and Prophecy
  2. Birth Pains
  3. Days of Noah
  4. Fig Tree Generation
  5. Curse-for-Curse Principle
  6. The Jewish Wedding
  7. Refuge in Tribulation
  8. Faithful and Wicked Servants

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