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Episode: “Ultimate Triumph”
The last three chapters of Revelation prophesy the Messiah reigning for 1,000 years before the Great White Throne Judgment. A new Heaven, new Earth, and New Jerusalem appear, wiping away every tear forever.
Series: “Revelation: Unveiling the Visions”
The last book of the Bible is filled with veiled visions that look toward the ragged edge of human history. Dr. Jeffrey Seif walks us through each of the 22 chapters which include glorious visions and angelic visitations along with darkness and judgment. Amidst the turbulence of trying times, this series encourages you to release your fear of the future and focus on God’s plan of salvation and ultimate restoration. These eight programs also include insights from David and Kirsten Hart and music by Zola Levitt.

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  • 00:03 male announcer: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots" with
  • 00:06 insightful Bible teaching by Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:12 ♪♪♪
  • 00:22 ♪♪♪
  • 00:28 David Hart: We are so glad you've joined
  • 00:29 us today, I'm David Hart.
  • 00:31 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:32 Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif here, and kudos
  • 00:34 to you for being with us.
  • 00:36 It's a great day today, by the way.
  • 00:37 Good news finally in the literature.
  • 00:40 Kirsten: It is finished.
  • 00:42 Jeffrey: It's a rocky road; you know, not every
  • 00:44 verse in the Bible is good.
  • 00:45 Sometimes, preachers just preach the good
  • 00:47 stuff, but there's bad stuff too.
  • 00:48 But you got to go through it all,
  • 00:49 but there's our good ending, and I'm glad we're there.
  • 00:51 Kirsten: Also, some pastors try to pinpoint the timeline.
  • 00:55 You haven't done that, you've unveiled the visions.
  • 00:58 But we're not--no timeline, and I appreciate
  • 01:00 that, you kind of can't.
  • 01:01 Jeffrey: A little different approach to Revelation.
  • 01:03 Kirsten: Right, it's good, good news.
  • 01:05 David: Take your Bible right now and let's turn to chapter 20
  • 01:08 as Dr. Seif teaches on Revelation.
  • 01:16 Jeffrey: When I look at Revelation chapter 20,
  • 01:18 I alight upon something that others might not because therein
  • 01:22 I see a malefactor, someone who's guilty of something being
  • 01:26 taken into custody and then imprisoned.
  • 01:30 But I look at it like a cop, not just as a theologian.
  • 01:34 I say that because in Revelation chapter 20,
  • 01:36 finally the devil is seized, this dragon,
  • 01:40 this beast, this serpent, Satan and the devil is identified.
  • 01:44 And then he's taken in verse 3 and thrown into the abyss.
  • 01:49 I mentioned that, and rightly so, today we live in a world,
  • 01:51 we're looking for a kinder and gentler police force.
  • 01:54 I don't just seize people and throw them because I've never
  • 02:00 arrested anybody who was guilty.
  • 02:02 The reason why I say that is because they're innocent until
  • 02:04 proven guilty, I just have probable
  • 02:06 cause to make an arrest.
  • 02:08 I tend to be restrained.
  • 02:10 And I've always imposed that on others that I
  • 02:12 trained as a police officer.
  • 02:15 That's not the case here.
  • 02:17 And why is that?
  • 02:19 There's a lot of tension in the room because God is finally
  • 02:21 getting his planet back.
  • 02:24 And here we are at the end of Revelation, harking
  • 02:28 back to a story that begins at the beginning
  • 02:30 of biblical revelation.
  • 02:32 There's, hey lady, this hissing creature,
  • 02:35 this serpent who seems to get away with it.
  • 02:38 The race is defiled according to the literature.
  • 02:41 And from Genesis to Revelation, we just see a world gone bad.
  • 02:46 God so loved the world that he sent his Son into the world.
  • 02:49 And there are individuals, in some sense, called out of the
  • 02:52 world to be a counterculture in this world,
  • 02:55 to be an advanced colony of new world to come.
  • 02:58 But there's a sense in which even with Jesus's coming,
  • 03:01 and people getting saved and participating in this new
  • 03:03 community, still we have a rotten world to contend with.
  • 03:08 And so it has been.
  • 03:10 But that rottenness comes to a point in time.
  • 03:13 Here is the point and now is the time to give voice to it.
  • 03:17 In chapter 20 again, this heinous personality,
  • 03:21 Satan the devil identified as such,
  • 03:24 is taken and thrown into a pit for 1,000 years.
  • 03:27 It's noted explicitly 1,000 years.
  • 03:30 And this is where you get the--you know,
  • 03:32 the language in Christian theology,
  • 03:33 millennial.
  • 03:35 Millennial just means 1,000 years.
  • 03:37 Premillennial, post-millennial, amillennial.
  • 03:40 The question is, what do we do with 1,000 years?
  • 03:43 Are we tethered to 1,000 years the way we compute years?
  • 03:48 Or do we want to just subscribe to some,
  • 03:51 you know, indefinite period of time?
  • 03:54 It's hard to say indefinite because it is given
  • 03:56 a kind of definite periodization.
  • 03:59 I don't want to wade into those waters
  • 04:01 just to mention that it's there.
  • 04:04 If you look in verse 7, however, we're told that after this
  • 04:07 period, Satan is released, subsequent to which then
  • 04:13 he is finally destroyed.
  • 04:15 And with that, this language of the Ezekiel, it surfaces.
  • 04:19 God, Magog, climactic kind of battle that's noted here
  • 04:23 in the literature in Ezekiel.
  • 04:25 After that battle in verse 10, the devil is then--who has
  • 04:29 deceived the world is finally thrown into a pit.
  • 04:32 And with that, we have the ultimate triumph
  • 04:35 of God in human history.
  • 04:39 It's good news, but I've got better news still.
  • 04:44 You say, "Jeffrey, what could be better than that?"
  • 04:46 Well, better than that is the fact that we
  • 04:49 don't have to wait for that.
  • 04:51 That is to say history moves at its own trajectory.
  • 04:55 And there is some point in time when the devil has his day,
  • 05:00 and finally he's bested by the Lord when he returns.
  • 05:04 We considered that previously in Revelation.
  • 05:07 There is a point in time when God gets his
  • 05:11 planet back in total.
  • 05:14 But we can give him back some earth right now.
  • 05:19 And I mention that because that's what the whole notion of
  • 05:22 surrendering to the Lord is and being born anew.
  • 05:25 The term "born anew" carries with it
  • 05:27 a connotation of rejuvenation.
  • 05:30 That is let's do this again, let's do it better,
  • 05:33 let's do it with Holy Spirit, let's do it God's way.
  • 05:36 And that happens later on in time according to the Revelation
  • 05:39 text, but you don't have to wait to that time.
  • 05:42 For you, the clock can start ticking right now with a new
  • 05:46 birth, with a regeneration, with being born again.
  • 05:50 And you yourself can experience a life without the
  • 05:55 dragon, without the serpent.
  • 05:57 You know, without Satan, without the devil, without all of that.
  • 06:00 To be sure, he can prowl around like a roaring lion,
  • 06:03 seeking someone to devour.
  • 06:05 But to be sure, you're part of a new
  • 06:07 sheepfold, a new community.
  • 06:09 You know, God is in the business of making things new not just at
  • 06:13 the ragged edge of time, but he does it at a time when
  • 06:16 individuals decide to make the time, to be honest about their
  • 06:20 sin, to not blame everyone and everything on their
  • 06:23 circumstance, to take a look how people are
  • 06:26 responsible for their own life.
  • 06:28 To then realize there's an offer on the table in the Bible where
  • 06:32 individuals can experience forgiveness
  • 06:34 of sins, newness of life.
  • 06:36 People can be born anew and their lives can be transformed.
  • 06:40 Transformation speaks of a radical redoing internally.
  • 06:45 And all that's available.
  • 06:46 To be sure, there is going to be a radical remanufacture of
  • 06:52 circumstance on earth in days to come.
  • 06:56 But I've spoken to you here now about an offer that's
  • 06:59 on the table right now.
  • 07:02 ♪♪♪
  • 07:12 Jeffrey: You ever have it happen to you where the phone
  • 07:16 freezes up, can't quite fix it, so what you do?
  • 07:19 You have to shut it down, reboot it,
  • 07:22 let it start all over again.
  • 07:24 Well, I know it's happened to you.
  • 07:25 It happens me on the phone, it happens on a computer.
  • 07:28 Here it happens on planet Earth.
  • 07:31 When we look at Revelation 21, we're, in effect,
  • 07:35 looking at a reboot.
  • 07:38 That is it was shut down, broke down,
  • 07:40 now we're redoing it.
  • 07:43 It's a fascinating story, by the way.
  • 07:44 He says here he sees a new heaven and a new earth.
  • 07:48 And in verse 2, there's a new Jerusalem coming down.
  • 07:52 It's a little different, you know,
  • 07:54 the older Jerusalem, the symbol of it was a menorah.
  • 07:57 In fact, when the temple was destroyed, the Romans had
  • 08:01 known that the menorah itself was a symbol, the
  • 08:05 candelabra was a symbol of Jewish religion and temple
  • 08:09 worship, and they took it away to Rome
  • 08:11 and actually built an arch.
  • 08:13 They're seizing the asset was their way
  • 08:16 of depicting the triumph.
  • 08:18 There's a new Jerusalem, but unlike the old one,
  • 08:20 and we'll get to this later, there's no temple in it.
  • 08:23 But what do we have here?
  • 08:25 He says, "Behold, the dwelling of God is among men,
  • 08:29 and he shall tabernacle among them.
  • 08:33 They shall be his people, and God himself shall be among
  • 08:35 them and be their God."
  • 08:39 The language, to my way of thinking, harks back rather
  • 08:42 clearly to Genesis, when humankind walked with God and
  • 08:48 there was felicity, there was peace,
  • 08:50 there was relationship, there was communication.
  • 08:53 Sin makes its entrance to the stage of the human drama,
  • 08:56 it gets ripped apart.
  • 08:58 But here things are made new.
  • 09:00 We saw previously how the serpent is taken,
  • 09:04 seized, thrown away, and there we're going back to Genesis
  • 09:07 edenic language, we're going back to Eden.
  • 09:10 The readers are beckoned to revisit it.
  • 09:12 And here similarly now, God dwelling among them and being in
  • 09:15 relationship with humankind, that comes to the fore.
  • 09:20 Speaking of four, not forefront, but the number four,
  • 09:23 in verse 4 he says here that, "He will wipe away every tear
  • 09:28 from their eyes, and death shall be no more."
  • 09:35 Unfortunately, life comes replete with many dangers,
  • 09:40 toils, and snares.
  • 09:42 And it ends at a grave.
  • 09:45 And as people make their journey from the womb to the tomb,
  • 09:48 we all have ample time and occasion to shed a tear.
  • 09:52 We're not going to have any more of that.
  • 09:53 We're told that mourning and crying and pain,
  • 09:57 all of that is going to pass away.
  • 10:01 There's a new day, there's something of a restoration.
  • 10:05 And as I am game to mention as we approach the end of this
  • 10:09 series, I like to underscore that we don't have to wait.
  • 10:14 That moment, we don't have to wait to that day till we can
  • 10:18 experience something of this way, that is to say that
  • 10:21 God can wipe away tears from eyes right now, that God
  • 10:28 can become a friend to us if we become a friend to him.
  • 10:35 Unfortunately, there's enmity between us and God.
  • 10:38 Our sins make a separation, but that can be removed,
  • 10:43 that can be fixed.
  • 10:45 God is indeed in the restoration business.
  • 10:47 I love it here, that's envisioned as a point in time
  • 10:51 when all of humankind is brought back.
  • 10:54 Just like humankind was lost in the garden,
  • 10:57 now all of humankind is brought back.
  • 10:59 But again, as I say, we don't have to wait till then.
  • 11:02 You have in verse 6, "Behold, I am the Alpha and the Omega,
  • 11:06 the beginning and the end," again harking
  • 11:08 back to the beginning.
  • 11:10 We're told as well as we move on,
  • 11:12 we see this new Jerusalem coming down.
  • 11:15 And in verse 10, he's carried away,
  • 11:17 the author is, in the Ruach, in the Spirit, to a great mountain.
  • 11:21 And he sees the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of
  • 11:26 heaven from God, having the glory of God.
  • 11:31 That the language here is rather fascinating.
  • 11:35 Again, we're in the context of a restoration,
  • 11:38 with worship being restored, people being restored to a
  • 11:43 relationship with God finally and fully.
  • 11:47 And there's a description here of the new Jerusalem.
  • 11:51 There's a look at a regenerated, you know, landscape.
  • 11:58 It's really worth having a look.
  • 12:00 In fact, the author closes saying in verse 22 that in this
  • 12:04 new world that dawns, there's no temple in her,
  • 12:08 interestingly, for the Lord is the temple.
  • 12:15 And I'm going to explore that in the very next segment.
  • 12:18 We're told here that with the Lord's presence,
  • 12:22 he is, in effect, going to light it up and be the lamp.
  • 12:26 The Lord is, the Lamb of God is, the Messiah is.
  • 12:29 "And nations shall walk by its light,
  • 12:32 and the kings will bring their glory into it."
  • 12:37 I want to look at light a little more as we bring
  • 12:39 this series to a close.
  • 12:41 Stay tuned, I'll do that in my next and last teaching segment.
  • 12:46 ♪♪♪
  • 12:59 announcer: Our resource this week,
  • 13:00 the series "Revelation: Unveiling the Visions" on DVD.
  • 13:05 Dr. Jeffrey Seif walks through all 22 chapters of the book of
  • 13:08 Revelation, from glorious visions and angelic visitations,
  • 13:12 to darkness and judgment.
  • 13:15 Release your fear of the future and focus on God's plan of
  • 13:17 salvation and ultimate restoration.
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  • 14:55 David: Right now, let's go to the last chapter of
  • 14:57 Revelation with Dr. Seif.
  • 15:05 Jeffrey: There's an old show, movie, "Back to
  • 15:07 the Future," popular title.
  • 15:09 When we look at Revelation, we're going back in time to get
  • 15:14 a look in the future.
  • 15:15 And when we're at the end of Revelation,
  • 15:17 we're at the end of time, going back in time back to the past.
  • 15:20 We're kind of moving over eons of time,
  • 15:22 it's rather interesting.
  • 15:24 But we're out of time, this is the end of the
  • 15:26 series with this program.
  • 15:27 And in chapter 22, we're out of time because there's
  • 15:30 this new world that's dawned.
  • 15:32 We're told here after the death, after the carnage,
  • 15:36 after the misery, the author sees in verse 1 this river of
  • 15:41 water of life, bright as crystal.
  • 15:44 And you're going to see the imagery noted in the literature
  • 15:46 is very edenic like.
  • 15:48 That is, at the end, we're going back to the beginning.
  • 15:51 What do we see?
  • 15:53 Well, in Genesis, there was the rivers that came from Eden.
  • 15:59 We know that in early Genesis, and here he sees that.
  • 16:03 In verse 2, he sees the tree of life.
  • 16:07 Jewish people liken the candelabra,
  • 16:10 the menorah, to a tree of life inasmuch as there is
  • 16:13 a trunk and there's branches.
  • 16:16 The menorah itself is likened to a tree that gives forth
  • 16:21 light, radiance, if you will.
  • 16:24 It's a symbol [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 16:26 of the tree of life, and here, certainly, the tree of
  • 16:29 life is notated in the garden of Eden, various trees.
  • 16:33 The knowledge of good and evil, the tree of life.
  • 16:36 And here we see the imagery again.
  • 16:38 In verse 3, we're told that there's no longer a curse in
  • 16:42 this new city; and again, we're harking back to early Genesis.
  • 16:46 "The throne of God and the Lamb shall be in the city."
  • 16:49 And we're told that his servants shall serve him.
  • 16:55 By the way, we don't have to wait till then to serve,
  • 16:57 you know, that we do it willingly now.
  • 17:01 We act as servants.
  • 17:03 We serve the Lord by giving him apportionment of our time,
  • 17:06 our energy, our money, our adoration.
  • 17:09 We start that now because we start being restored now.
  • 17:14 People say one of the benefits of accepting the Lord is that we
  • 17:17 can have life after we die.
  • 17:18 That's true, but it starts before we die.
  • 17:21 That is to say, "I am the way, the
  • 17:23 truth, and the life," he said.
  • 17:24 In other words, life starts now with the way.
  • 17:28 And the curse is removed here.
  • 17:30 The throne of God is there, the Lamb is there, we serve him.
  • 17:33 "They shall see his face, and his name
  • 17:37 will be on their foreheads."
  • 17:39 They'll see his face.
  • 17:41 It's an interesting expression, it speaks of intimacy.
  • 17:44 We're not looking at a veiled presence.
  • 17:46 And there you have it.
  • 17:48 You know, the word "revelation"
  • 17:51 from apocalypsis harks to
  • 17:53 unveiling, being able to see it for what it really is.
  • 17:58 And the author of Revelation looks at a sin-soaked world,
  • 18:03 and he wants to see it for what it really is.
  • 18:07 He sees the believers being oppressed in that world,
  • 18:10 and he gives voice to their eventual triumph finally and
  • 18:15 fully, and we're looking at it now.
  • 18:17 We're told in verse 5 no longer is there darkness.
  • 18:21 People will have no need for lamps,
  • 18:23 for menorahs, for sunlight, "For the Lord God will shine on them.
  • 18:30 And they shall reign forever and ever with him."
  • 18:34 It's a beautiful ending.
  • 18:37 It's a glorious ending to a glorious story in so many
  • 18:40 ways, but such is life.
  • 18:43 With all that attended to, before we get out of Revelation,
  • 18:46 we hear the Lord again, "I'm coming soon, and my reward
  • 18:51 is with me to pay back each one according to his deeds."
  • 18:56 In the meantime, you know, we live between Calvary on the one
  • 19:03 hand, we live between his first coming on the one hand,
  • 19:06 and his second coming on the other.
  • 19:09 And in between that time, we want to serve the Lord and be
  • 19:12 about the Father's business.
  • 19:15 He says, "How fortunate are those," in verse 14,
  • 19:17 "who've washed their robes, so they have the right
  • 19:21 to eat of the tree of life."
  • 19:25 There it is.
  • 19:26 People think, well, you know, Jesus died for
  • 19:28 everybody, guess it's okay then.
  • 19:30 Well, individuals need to secure the right to eat from the tree
  • 19:36 of life, and thus to finish the verse,
  • 19:39 "to enter through the gates into paradise," into the city.
  • 19:45 And people secure the rights not by virtue of their own efforts.
  • 19:49 You know, it's--you know, it's a ticket to a concert
  • 19:51 that you can afford to pay.
  • 19:53 But it's made available to you for the asking,
  • 19:56 for sincere asking.
  • 19:58 And who knows, you know, television goes
  • 20:00 all over the world.
  • 20:02 And who knows where you find yourself right now,
  • 20:05 in space, in time and circumstance.
  • 20:08 It's an opportunity here to remind you that wherever you
  • 20:11 are, you're not too far from God's grace.
  • 20:14 You know, the darkness can engulf you and you can say to
  • 20:16 yourself, "Jeffrey, sounds like a good story,
  • 20:18 just doesn't have anything to do with me."
  • 20:20 Well, the moment you lift up your eyes,
  • 20:23 the moment you lift up to God, that you ask him in your heart,
  • 20:26 you ask him to forgive you for your sins,
  • 20:28 the clock reset for you, and there's a new life waiting for
  • 20:32 you on the other side of the sinner's prayer.
  • 20:35 I hope you'll discover that if you haven't.
  • 20:37 Thank you for discovering "Our Jewish Roots" and for going with
  • 20:40 me on the journey through the book of Revelation.
  • 20:42 We hopped, skipped, and jumped, went from the
  • 20:45 beginning of it to the end.
  • 20:47 There's a lot I didn't cover, but hopefully these musings
  • 20:50 contribute to an overall understanding of God,
  • 20:53 how he's at work in the world.
  • 20:55 That was my purpose in looking at Revelation,
  • 20:58 and looking to pull back the veil on the
  • 21:00 mysteries noted therein.
  • 21:02 ♪♪♪
  • 21:11 ♪ For I long to see the kingdom come, ♪
  • 21:15 ♪ and in praise and prayers I sing. ♪
  • 21:19 ♪ And my life is yours till the end of time ♪
  • 21:23 ♪ for the service of the king. ♪
  • 21:30 ♪♪♪
  • 21:36 ♪♪♪
  • 21:40 ♪ Father, Father, take the sheep. ♪
  • 21:44 ♪ Take one more unworthy sheep. ♪
  • 21:48 ♪ In my heart, thy Word I keep. ♪
  • 21:52 ♪ Father, take this sheep. ♪
  • 21:56 ♪ Father, take ♪
  • 22:04 ♪ this sheep. ♪♪
  • 22:11 ♪♪♪
  • 22:21 David: That was another song from our founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 22:23 We love bringing you his music every week.
  • 22:26 We are at the end of our series on Revelation,
  • 22:28 it's been up and down.
  • 22:30 Jeffrey: It's been up and down, but we're on an upper now.
  • 22:32 I want to land on a verse, and we'll just see
  • 22:34 where it goes, okay?
  • 22:35 In chapter 22, verse 16, where we--Yeshua is on record at the
  • 22:41 end saying, "I am the root and the offspring of David,
  • 22:46 the bright morning star."
  • 22:47 It's fascinating, the newer testament closes connecting
  • 22:52 Jesus to the Jewish story and a primary personality
  • 22:57 in the older testament.
  • 22:59 I like that reminder.
  • 23:00 I think it's been so forgotten through time and circumstance.
  • 23:04 People have lost sight of the Jewish origins
  • 23:07 of the Jesus story, correct?
  • 23:09 Kirsten: I agree, and that's why we're here.
  • 23:11 That's why we keep doing what we're doing,
  • 23:13 because that's how it ends.
  • 23:16 It connects the dots and it closes the whole chapter.
  • 23:20 And it closes it with, "I was a Jewish Messiah and Savior.
  • 23:25 And I came for the whole world, but this is who I was and is."
  • 23:29 Jeffrey: That's why I'm here, that's why we're here,
  • 23:32 and that's why you're there.
  • 23:33 You wouldn't tune into this if you didn't care.
  • 23:37 And we really appreciate the fact there's a lot of people
  • 23:41 that have come to know the Lord and have developed an
  • 23:43 appreciation for the Jewish roots of the Yeshua,
  • 23:47 of the Jesus story.
  • 23:48 Dave, what about those that have not come to know the Lord?
  • 23:51 You know, we're at the end of the book, and we
  • 23:53 don't want people to pivot away and say, "Great series."
  • 23:56 We want them to pivot away and
  • 23:57 say, "Great Savior," correct?
  • 23:58 David: Right, our goal in this series is not to scare
  • 24:00 people, but to let them know that there is a goal,
  • 24:05 there's a prize that we all are looking at.
  • 24:08 Jeffrey: How can they get to the finish line?
  • 24:10 David: I want--when I pass through those gates,
  • 24:14 I want him to say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
  • 24:17 That's my reason for living.
  • 24:20 And our reason for this program is that if there's someone here
  • 24:25 watching today that maybe hasn't received Yeshua in their heart,
  • 24:29 in their life, that today would be that day.
  • 24:30 Most of you watching have already done that.
  • 24:33 And if there's one person here today that hasn't--I love John
  • 24:37 3:16, "For God so loved this world that he gave his only
  • 24:41 begotten Son, Yeshua, that we might have life everlasting."
  • 24:46 That's our goal today for you.
  • 24:48 Jeffrey: You know, Dave, you read the book Revelation,
  • 24:51 and Kirsten, it talks about the tribulation,
  • 24:53 the great tribulation.
  • 24:55 And someone might be sitting there with a bottle in a hotel
  • 24:58 room, saying, "Yeah, I'm in the middle of
  • 24:59 my great tribulation now."
  • 25:02 It really is true that success in life and a turnaround story
  • 25:06 is just a prayer away, yes?
  • 25:08 David: Even what we're going through right now in a pandemic,
  • 25:12 a lot of people may be feeling like there's no life
  • 25:15 in them, like what's next?
  • 25:19 Jeffrey: And I think, by the way, mindful of heritage.
  • 25:24 Jewish people are minded of history,
  • 25:27 I think, more so than others.
  • 25:29 And as a people group, we've been through hell and high water
  • 25:32 on a number of occasions.
  • 25:34 And Jewish people say, "Am Yisrael chai,"
  • 25:37 the people of Israel live.
  • 25:40 You know, we're only making our trek.
  • 25:42 We have a--you know, from the womb to the tomb.
  • 25:44 As individuals, we make our journeys,
  • 25:46 and we go, "Oh my goodness, pandemic,
  • 25:49 unemployment, political consternation."
  • 25:52 And we experience it for the first time, but God's been
  • 25:56 around for a long time delivering everyone who calls on
  • 25:59 the name of the Lord through the passage of time, yes?
  • 26:02 David: Something we're experiencing with friends who
  • 26:04 live in Israel that there's a revival
  • 26:07 going on there right now.
  • 26:08 Have you experienced that there?
  • 26:09 Jeffrey: Well, I have heard good words.
  • 26:12 Certainly amongst Jewish people, there's been
  • 26:14 this renewed interest.
  • 26:16 And we still have to see work done there,
  • 26:20 but yes, it's all on the up.
  • 26:22 David: On fire, yes.
  • 26:23 Kirsten: One of the closing things in Revelation is that
  • 26:27 there's no more need for a temple.
  • 26:29 There are no more churches 'cause God is
  • 26:31 there face to face with us.
  • 26:34 And that's our prayer for you as you watch this program and this
  • 26:37 whole series, that you will come to a place by asking him into
  • 26:41 your life, into your heart, asking him to forgive your sins
  • 26:45 so that you can walk face to face with the Savior.
  • 26:50 And in the end, he doesn't want to be separate,
  • 26:52 he wants to be right there with you.
  • 26:54 That's what this whole series has been
  • 26:55 about and this whole program.
  • 26:56 David: In the good times and the bad times.
  • 26:58 Jeffrey: Amen, great word to finish up,
  • 27:01 finish up this program.
  • 27:02 There's more to come.
  • 27:04 This ministry has been in business for 40
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  • 27:08 As you go now, sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:12 Kirsten: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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Episodes in this series

  1. Message to the Churches
  2. Vision of Heaven
  3. The Six Seals
  4. Impending Judgments
  5. Two Witnesses
  6. 144,000 Jewish Believers
  7. The Greater They Fall
  8. Ultimate Triumph

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