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Episode: “Tim LaHaye, Author of the ‘Left Behind’ Series”

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  • 00:06 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:13 THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN >>THE JEW AND THE GENTILE.
  • 00:16 FOR THE SAME LORD OVERALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:23 ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 00:25 CONSIDERING THE TIMES AND SEASONS OF OUR WORLD TODAY, HERE'S ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 00:32 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:32 EVERY YEAR IN DALLAS, WHERE OUR PROGRAM ORIGINATES, THERE IS A PRE-TRIB MEETING.
  • 00:39 IT'S A MEETING OF PROFESSORS, AUTHORS AND SO ON,
  • 00:42 WHO SUPPORT THIS DOCTRINE, WHICH I, MYSELF SUPPORT.
  • 00:46 I THINK IT'S THE BEST WAY TO READ THE BIBLE.
  • 00:49 WE GO TO IT AND WE FILM SOME PERSONALITIES.
  • 00:52 THIS YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH >>UP WITH TIM LAHAYE.
  • 00:54 HE IS THE ORIGINATOR OF THE "LEFT BEHIND" SERIES, THE BOOKS AND THE MOVIES.
  • 00:59 I DON'T KNOW. THERE'S JUST NO END TO THIS. HE SOLD 35 MILLION BOOKS.
  • 01:05 THAT MAKES IT ONE OF THE MOST, >>THE BIGGEST BEST SELLERS OF A CENTURY.
  • 01:10 HAL LINDSAY, I REMEMBER, SOLD 25 MILLION COPIES OF "LATE GREAT PLANET" EARTH.
  • 01:15 IT'S AS IF GOD MAKES SPECIAL PROVISION FOR A COMMUNITY NOT VERY WELL SERVED
  • 01:22 BY PROPHECY TEACHING FROM PODIUMS AND FROM CHURCHES,
  • 01:28 BY PUTTING OUT BEST SELLING BOOKS, STUDY BIBLES AND SO FORTH.
  • 01:32 IN FACT, TIM LAHAYE HAS A PROPHECY STUDY BIBLE
  • 01:34 AND I WAS HONORED TO HAVE WRITTEN THE CHAPTER ON THE 7 FEASTS IN THAT BIBLE.
  • 01:40 TIM HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THE >>END TIMES.
  • 01:43 AS I GO AROUND TO CHURCHES, I'M GETTING MORE AND MORE QUESTIONS ON IT.
  • 01:47 IN FACT, I'VE PRETTY MUCH TURNED >>INTO A PROPHECY TEACHER, NOW.
  • 01:50 I COME TO TEACH ABOUT ISRAEL AND ABOUT THE CHOSEN PEOPLE AND THE >>KINGDOM AND SO ON,
  • 01:55 BUT I END UP TEACHING END TIMES PROPHECY A WHOLE LOT OF THE TIME.
  • 01:58 WHEN I OPEN UP TO QUESTIONS >>THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS I GET.
  • 02:02 SO WE PUT SOME QUESTIONS TO TIM >>LAHAYE, AN EXPERT, >>AND GOT SOME VERY GOOD ANSWERS.
  • 02:08 OUR FIRST QUESTION WAS, "WHAT >>SPECIFIC EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY SUGGEST THAT THIS IS REALLY THE >>END TIMES?"
  • 02:17 WELL, THE MOST SPECIFIC OF ALL EVENTS HAS TO BE THE REGATHERING OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN THE >>LAND.
  • 02:25 WE KIND OF PUT THE PIVOTAL DATE >>AS 1948 WHEN THEY WERE RECOGNIZED AS A NATION.
  • 02:30 DR. JOHN WALVOORD, WHO'S PROBABLY THE MOST RESPECTED AUTHORITY ON BIBLE PROPHECY LIVING TODAY,
  • 02:36 HAS CALLED THAT THE SUPER SIGN >>OF THE END OF THE AGE.
  • 02:40 I WOULD CERTAINLY AGREE. IT'S REALLY 2 FOLD.
  • 02:44 I LIKE TO EMPHASIZE THE >>MIRACLE OF 1,700 YEARS WITHOUT >>A HOMELAND.
  • 02:50 IT'S UNPRECEDENTED IN ALL OF HISTORY.
  • 02:52 I'M A STUDENT OF HISTORY. >>I MAJORED IN IT IN COLLEGE AND >>SEMINARY AND SO ON.
  • 02:57 I FIND THAT NO NATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUCCEED 300 TO,
  • 03:03 AT BEST, 500 YEARS OF BEING >>UPROOTED FROM ITS HOMELAND AND SCATTERED TO SOME OTHER PLACE.
  • 03:10 SOONER OR LATER THEY SINK BENEATH THE SANDS OF TIME.
  • 03:12 YET HERE WE HAVE ISRAEL 1,700 YEARS LATER IS ABLE TO BE GATHERED FROM RUSSIA
  • 03:20 AND FROM AMERICA AND FROM EUROPE AND ALL OVER THE WORLD DOWN INTO >>THE HOLY LAND.
  • 03:26 TODAY WE HAVE 6 MILLION OF THEM.
  • 03:29 NOT TO RECOGNIZE THAT, TO FAIL TO SEE THAT THAT IS THE HAND OF >>GOD BRINGING THEM BACK,
  • 03:37 WHICH IS ONE A MIRACLE AND >>NUMBER TWO, IT IS PROPHETICALLY >>STRATEGIC.
  • 03:42 AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE GATHERING TOGETHER OF ISRAEL BEGINNING BACK IN THE WWI
  • 03:48 COULD VERY WELL BE THE BEGINNING >>OF THE BIRTH PAINS THAT JESUS TALKED ABOUT IN MATTHEW 24.
  • 03:56 I FIND THAT ALL OTHER SIGNS FALL INTO PLACE AS A RESULT OF THAT.
  • 04:00 WE ASKED TIM LAHAYE "TO WHAT >>DEGREE MILITANT ISLAM IS A PART >>OF THE END TIMES SCENARIO?"
  • 04:10 THAT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION AND I THINK SCHOLARS OF PROPHECY >>ARE CONFUSED ABOUT THAT
  • 04:14 BECAUSE IT'S A PHENOMENON THAT WE THOUGHT WAS KIND OF DONE AWAY >>WITH AND THAT ISRAEL
  • 04:19 WOULD BE THE TARGET OF RUSSIA AND THE ARAB HOARDS THAT COME DOWN WITH RUSSIA.
  • 04:26 THAT STILL MAY BE. IT STILL IS GEO-POLITICALLY POSSIBLE.
  • 04:31 I THINK THAT RUSSIA IS STILL THE >>DESIGNEE OF EZEKIEL 38 & 39.
  • 04:36 IF THAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT FEW >>YEARS, THEN GOD IS GOING TO SUPERNATURALLY SOLVE THE ISLAMIC PROBLEM.
  • 04:43 THE BITTER HATRED BETWEEN THE >>ARAB WORLD AND THE JEWISH WORLD
  • 04:47 THAT GOES WAY BACK TO BIBLE >>TIMES, IS COMING TO A FOCUS AND >>THE INTERESTING THING IS
  • 04:54 THE WHOLE WORLD IS FOCUSING ON >>THE MIDDLE EAST, >>JUST LIKE THE BIBLE PREDICTED,
  • 05:00 THAT THAT WOULD BE THE CENTER STAGE.
  • 05:02 WHEN I WAS WRITING OUR FICTION >>SERIES OF BOOKS,
  • 05:05 I WAS INTRIGUED BY HOW MANY TRIPS THE ANTI-CHRIST TOOK TO JERUSALEM.
  • 05:11 IT'S ALMOST LIKE HE HAD AN OBSESSION.
  • 05:13 HERE HE IS THE KING OF THE >>WORLD, HE'S GOT A NEW BABYLON,
  • 05:16 HEAD OF A NEW COMMERCIAL SYSTEM, AND THE WHOLE THING FOR 7 YEARS,
  • 05:21 AND YET HE FINDS HIMSELF GOING >>DOWN INTO JERUSALEM.
  • 05:25 THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE KNOW THAT PRAETORISM CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TRUE
  • 05:28 BECAUSE THEY CLAIM THAT NERO WAS >>THE ANTI-CHRIST. NERO WAS NEVER IN JERUSALEM.
  • 05:35 HOW CAN HE DESECRATE THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WHEN HE WAS NEVER >>THERE?
  • 05:39 THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT >>HAVEN'T BEEN FULFILLED.
  • 05:42 BUT THE ANTI-CHRIST IS FOCUSING >>IN ON THE END TIMES
  • 05:47 AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN TO >>THE TIME OF THE ANTI-CHRIST YET.
  • 05:50 YET EVERY NIGHT ON THE EVENING >>NEWS, WHAT NATION DO WE SEE? WE SEE ISRAEL.
  • 05:56 PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE.
  • 05:57 A MISSIONARY OUT IN SINGAPORE TOLD ME, IF YOU DREW A CIRCLE >>AROUND SINGAPORE FOR 2,000 MILES
  • 06:04 YOU WOULD ENCOMPASS 50 PERCENT >>OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION.
  • 06:10 WHEN DID WE SEE SINGAPORE ON THE >>EVENING NEWS LAST?
  • 06:14 YET THAT'S THE CENTER OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION.
  • 06:17 INSTEAD THE WORLD'S EYES ARE ON >>THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 06:20 FRANKLY, ZOLA, I KNOW YOU LOVE >>AMERICA AND YOU LOVE ISRAEL, AS I DO.
  • 06:27 I WANT TO TELL YOU I'M CONVINCED >>THAT THE BLESSINGS OF GOD ON AMERICA
  • 06:32 IN SPITE OF ALL THE THINGS WE'VE >>DONE WRONG;
  • 06:35 MURDERING THE UNBORN, >>PORNOGRAPHY, CRIME, DRUG PUSHING >>AND ALL THE REST.
  • 06:40 I'M NOT IGNORANT OF ALL OF THE >>EVILS OF AMERICA.
  • 06:47 AND YET GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS >>OUR COUNTRY.
  • 06:49 I'M CONVINCED THE REASON, OR ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE WE'VE >>BEEN GOOD TO THE JEW.
  • 06:56 I AM SO PROUD OF AMERICA AND TO BE AN AMERICAN FOR A NUMBER OF >>REASONS.
  • 07:02 ONE IS, WE HAVE AN UNPRECEDENTED >>HISTORY OF BEING GOOD TO THE JEW.
  • 07:07 SURE, WE'RE NOT PERFECT, BUT YOU CANNOT FIND ANOTHER NATION
  • 07:11 WHERE JEWS HAVE BEEN WELCOMED >>INTO OUR COUNTRY AND MADE TO BE >>FIRST CLASS CITIZENS.
  • 07:19 THEY SERVE IN THE U.S. SENATE.
  • 07:20 WE HAVE A JEWISH SENATOR THAT'S GOING TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY >>OF THE COUNTRY.
  • 07:26 WHERE DO JEWS HAVE THAT KIND OF >>FREEDOM?
  • 07:29 THEY'RE ABLE TO BUY UP MAJOR >>CORPORATIONS AND INVEST IN NEW >>BUSINESSES.
  • 07:34 THEY HAVE THE SAME FREEDOM ALL >>THE REST OF US HAVE.
  • 07:37 GOD'S UNCONDITIONAL PROMISE; I WILL BLESS THOSE THAT BLESS YOU;
  • 07:42 IS THE PROMISE THAT WE'RE SEEING >>FULFILLED IN AMERICA TODAY.
  • 07:46 THAT'S WHY I'M TRYING TO ENCOURAGE THE CHURCH
  • 07:48 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BLESSINGS OF GOD IN MATERIAL >>THINGS AND IN FREEDOM AND SO ON
  • 07:55 TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL AROUND >>THE WORLD.
  • 07:56 THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REALLY FOR, SO >>THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADVANCING THE CAUSE OF CHRIST
  • 08:03 DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME >>OF BLESSING.
  • 08:05 I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT >>AMERICA WILL NEVER CHANGE THIS NATIONAL POLICY TOWARD ISRAEL.
  • 08:12 WELL, THE END TIMES SCENARIO IS COMPLEX.
  • 08:14 THERE ARE MANY FACETS TO IT. MILITANT ISLAM IS JUST ONE OF THOSE.
  • 08:19 ANOTHER IS THE DOCTRINE THAT THE >>CHURCH HAS REPLACED ISRAEL.
  • 08:25 WE ASKED TIM LAHAYE TO COMMENT >>ON THAT.
  • 08:29 THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY OR >>SUPER-SESSIONISM OR SOMETHING,
  • 08:34 THEY'VE GOT FANCY THEOLOGICAL WORDS FOR
  • 08:36 "THE CHURCH HAS REPLACED ISRAEL >>IN THE PLAN OF GOD".
  • 08:40 I WOULD SAY THAT PEOPLE THAT TEACH THAT EITHER, >>ONE, ARE IGNORANT OF THE BIBLE,
  • 08:46 OR, TWO, THEY DON'T TAKE THE BIBLE LITERALLY.
  • 08:49 BECAUSE PAUL MAKES IT VERY CLEAR.
  • 08:52 THERE ARE 3 CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE >>IN THIS WORLD.
  • 08:55 THERE ARE JEWS, THERE ARE >>GENTILES AND THE CHURCH OF GOD.
  • 08:58 EITHER JEWS OR GENTILES CAN GET >>INTO THE CHURCH THE SAME WAY, BY PERSONAL FAITH IN JESUS,
  • 09:05 BUT YOU'RE EITHER ONE OF THOSE >>3 CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE.
  • 09:10 I'M CONVINCED ALSO FROM ANOTHER >>STANDPOINT AND THAT IS
  • 09:14 THERE ARE SO MANY PASSAGES OF GOD'S PROMISES TO ISRAEL
  • 09:18 THAT IF ISRAEL DOESN'T FULFILL >>THOSE PROMISES, THEN GOD ISN'T FAITHFUL.
  • 09:24 WE KNOW THAT'S AN UNTHINKABLE THING.
  • 09:25 I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THE CHURCH NOW >>REPLACES--
  • 09:29 NO, THE CHURCH WAS STARTED DIFFERENTLY, >>AT A DIFFERENT TIME IN HISTORY,
  • 09:33 IT HAD A DIFFERENT MISSION THAN >>ISRAEL AND IT HAS A DIFFERENT FUTURE.
  • 09:40 THE CHURCH IS, ONE OF THESE DAYS IS GOING TO BE ALL GONE AT THE >>SAME TIME
  • 09:44 WHEN JESUS SHOUTS FROM HEAVEN >>AND WE'RE TAKEN UP INTO THE AIR.
  • 09:49 WE MEET OUR LOVED ONES IN THE CLOUDS AND THEN IN THE AIR.
  • 09:52 THEN WE'RE WITH THE LORD JESUS IN THE FATHER'S HOUSE DURING THE >>7 YEARS OF TRIBULATION.
  • 09:58 THEN WE COME BACK AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, >>THE JEWS AND THE SAVED GENTILES
  • 10:04 WILL GO IN AND POPULATE THE >>MILLENNIUM AND WE WILL HAVE THE >>PRICELESS PRIVILEGE
  • 10:08 OF RULING AND REIGNING WITH CHRIST IN THAT NEW MILLENNIUM >>THAT IS JUST GOING TO BE BEYOND >>COMPREHENSION.
  • 10:16 AFTER THAT, GOD'S WONDERFUL PLAN >>IS HEAVEN.
  • 10:20 THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE TRIED TO ADDRESS IN MY NEWEST >>BOOK, "MERCIFUL GOD OF PROPHECY"
  • 10:27 AND THE WONDERFUL PLAN HE HAS FOR YOU IN THE END TIMES.
  • 10:30 I'VE SEEN IN A NEW LIGHT HOW MERCIFUL GOD IS, AS SEEN FROM THE PROPHETS.
  • 10:36 THE HEBREW PROPHETS TELL US, THEY DEFINE GOD'S NATURE AS MERCIFUL, GRACIOUS,
  • 10:42 LONG SUFFERING, SLOW TO ANGER, REPENTS OF DOING EVIL AND HE'S >>MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING.
  • 10:50 THAT'S THE KIND OF GOD PEOPLE NEED IN THIS 20TH CENTURY.
  • 10:54 OF COURSE WE NEED AN OMNIPOTENT, >>SUPREME GOD OF CREATION AND JUDGE OF THE UNIVERSE,
  • 11:01 BUT I LIKE TO PRAY LIKE THE LORD >>JESUS TAUGHT US TO PRAY - OUR FATHER, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN.
  • 11:10 YOU KNOW, WHEN THE DISCIPLES ASKED HIM THAT QUESTION
  • 11:11 AND I THINK THIS IS KIND OF TANTAMOUNT TO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
  • 11:16 THEY SAID, LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY.
  • 11:18 HE DIDN'T SAY, PRAY ALMIGHTY GOD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN OF EARTH,
  • 11:23 SOVEREIGN OF THE UNIVERSE AND REMEMBERER OF ALL THINGS. HE DIDN'T SAY THAT AT ALL.
  • 11:29 HE SAID PRAY, OUR FATHER. WHENEVER I HEAR THOSE WORDS
  • 11:33 IT'S SUCH A TENDER VIEW FROM THE >>SAVIOR HIMSELF, WHO KNEW THE >>FATHER BEST ON HOW WE, MORTALS,
  • 11:41 AFTER WE'RE SAVED, CAN PRAY TO GOD.
  • 11:45 ANOTHER INTERESTING THING I FOUND ABOUT THE MERCIFUL GOD
  • 11:49 IS HE IS REVEALED THROUGH THE PROPHETS.
  • 11:52 NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE HAVE I FOUND GOD SAYING TO MANKIND,
  • 11:57 ALL YOU PERFECT PEOPLE, TURN AND COME TO ME.
  • 12:03 HE DOESN'T HAVE THAT KIND OF A >>SELECTIVE OFFER.
  • 12:05 IN FACT, THE MIRACLE OF MIRACLES >>IS, HERE WE HAVE THIS HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, ALL MIGHTY GOD
  • 12:11 AND HE SAYS TO SINNERS LIKE >>ISRAEL WHEN ISRAEL HAD COMMITTED >>EVERY FOUL SIN OF IDOLATRY,
  • 12:19 SPIRITUAL ABOMINATION AND FORNICATION, HE SAID,
  • 12:22 TURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART >>AND I'LL RECEIVE YOU.
  • 12:27 I FIND THAT ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
  • 12:47 COME WITH ZOLA LEVITT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THE LAND OF THE COVENANT.
  • 12:52 ZOLA PUTS ON ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR TRIPS YOU COULD EVER BE ON.
  • 12:56 THE WHOLE GROUP, EVERYBODY JUST >>PUTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER. IT SPECTACULAR.
  • 13:01 WITH WHAT WAS CHOSEN FOR US TO >>DO, AS WELL AS WHO GUIDED US,
  • 13:06 WHO SPOKE WITH US, >>THE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE TRIP--
  • 13:10 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID THEY WENT ON CRUISES AND TRIPS LIKE THIS
  • 13:14 AND IT WAS ALL HISTORICAL AND THEY SAW A LOT OF SITES.
  • 13:17 BUT THIS WAS SPIRITUAL. THIS WAS REALLY GOOD.
  • 13:19 SO I'M REALLY GLAD I PICKED ZOLA LEVITT'S GROUP TO TOUR THE HOLY LAND.
  • 13:28 TOUR THE HOLY LAND WITH ZOLA >>LEVITT. CALL OR WRITE FOR MORE >>INFORMATION.
  • 13:39 WE STILL CONTINUE OUR TOURS TO >>JERUSALEM ON OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE.
  • 13:44 THEY ARE GOING ON WITHOUT EVENT.
  • 13:46 I'VE PROVED MANY TIMES, IT'S MORE DANGEROUS TO STAY HOME THAN TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 13:51 DESPITE WHAT THE NEWS, THE WAY THEY COLOR IN WHAT IS GOING ON OVER THERE.
  • 13:56 BUT THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN IT WILL BE PERFECTLY PEACEFUL IN >>JERUSALEM
  • 14:00 WHEN WE ALL LIVE THERE IN THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 14:03 I REFER YOU TO ISAIAH 11:9;
  • 14:21 ♪TAKE US THERE, TAKE US THERE TO THE LAND OF ZION NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 14:26 ♪(HEBREW) NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 14:31 ♪O HEAR, O ISRAEL, O ISRAEL HEAR >>O LORD, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR!
  • 14:37 ♪(HEBREW) NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM.
  • 14:45 ♪OVER THERE, OVER THERE IN THE >>LAND OF ZION, NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 14:50 ♪(HEBREW) NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 14:56 O LORD, DRAW NEAR TO US, O LORD DRAW NEAR
  • 14:58 ♪O LORD, THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR
  • 15:01 ♪(HEBREW) NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 15:09 ♪AH LAND OF REST, OF THEE I SING >>AH, ZION BLESSED, RECEIVE THY KING
  • 15:22 ♪AH PROMISED LAND, OF THEE I TELL RECEIVE THY KINGDOM, ISRAEL.
  • 15:38 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE IN THE LAND OF ZION NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 15:44 ♪(HEBREW) NEXT YEAR IN YERUSALEM
  • 15:49 ♪O LORD, WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND >>NO MORE TEARS O LORD, THY KINGDOM COME
  • 15:53 ♪THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR
  • 15:54 ♪(HEBREW) ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM ♪(HEBREW) ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM
  • 16:08 IN ALL OF HISTORY HOW MANY WORLD >>EMPIRES HAVE THERE BEEN - 4 WORLD EMPIRES.
  • 16:15 THERE HAVE MANY WHO HAVE TRIED; GINGUS KAHN, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, >>ADOLPH HITLER,
  • 16:20 AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, OF WOULD BE WORLD DICTATORS. THEY'VE ALL FAILED. WHY?
  • 16:26 BECAUSE GOD SAID THERE WOULD BE >>4 UNTIL THE END TIMES WHEN A CONFEDERATION OF 10
  • 16:32 WOULD GET TOGETHER AND THEN THEY WOULD APPOINT THE ANTI-CHRIST.
  • 16:37 MY POINT IS, GOD HAS REVEALED HIMSELF.
  • 16:41 PROPHECY IS HISTORY WRITTEN IN ADVANCE.
  • 16:45 THESE FALSE PROPHETS COULDN'T DO IT.
  • 16:47 THE GODS OF THIS WORLD CANNOT PREDICT THE FUTURE,
  • 16:51 BUT THE GOD IN HEAVEN CAN REVEAL >>IT THROUGH HIS PROPHETS AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DONE.
  • 16:56 HERE WE HAVE THE BIBLE WITH OVER >>1,000 PASSAGES
  • 17:01 THAT WERE PROPHETIC AT THE TIME >>THEY WERE WRITTEN.
  • 17:05 ALL THE PROPHECIES THAT HAD TO >>DO WITH,
  • 17:07 UP TO THE PRESENT TIME HAVE BEEN >>FULFILLED EXACTLY AS THE PROPHETS SAID.
  • 17:13 THAT'S WHY I TAKE THE BIBLE LITERALLY AND TAKE PROPHECY LITERALLY.
  • 17:17 IF YOU'VE HAD HALF OF THEM, >>ALL OF THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE >>FULFILLED UP TO THIS TIME,
  • 17:22 WHICH ARE HALF THE PROPHECIES EVER WRITTEN, IF THEY'VE BEEN FULFILLED LITERALLY,
  • 17:26 THEN THOSE THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE YET FUTURE WILL BE TAKEN LITERALLY.
  • 17:32 IN CASE ANY OF OUR LISTENERS >>HAVE A QUESTION OF WHO JESUS IS,
  • 17:36 I'D LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE 109, AT LEAST,
  • 17:41 MAYBE MORE, BUT 109 PROPHECIES ABOUT JESUS' FIRST COMING THAT >>HE FULFILLED LITERALLY.
  • 17:49 LIKE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE JESUS WAS BORN, IN BETHLEHEM OF JUDEA.
  • 17:53 IF IT WEREN'T FOR CHRISTMAS >>CAROLS, I DON'T THINK THEY WOULD >>UNDERSTAND
  • 17:56 THAT THE PROPHET PREDICTED HE >>WOULD BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM 500 >>YEARS BEFORE HE WAS BORN.
  • 18:03 THEN THERE ARE 108 OTHER PROPHECIES.
  • 18:05 MY POINT IS, THE FIRST COMING OF >>JESUS IS A CERTIFIED FACT.
  • 18:10 HISTORICALLY, NO ONE WITH ANY HISTORICAL SENSE DENIES THAT JESUS LITERALLY LIVED.
  • 18:17 THERE ARE 3 TIMES AS MANY >>PROPHECIES CONCERNING HIS SECOND >>COMING
  • 18:23 AS CONCERNING HIS FIRST, THAT IS A FACT.
  • 18:26 IF THE FIRST ONE IS A FACT WITH >>ONLY 109,
  • 18:29 THEN THE SECOND COMING WITH 321 PREDICTIONS IS CERTAIN TO COME >>TO PASS.
  • 18:36 ZOLA, THAT'S WHAT YOU AND I REALLY ARE IN BUSINESS FOR. THAT'S OUR PASSION.
  • 18:41 THAT'S WHAT DRIVES US ALL OVER THE WORLD AND AROUND THE WORLD >>TEACHING AND WRITING
  • 18:46 AND COMMUNICATING THAT WE DON'T WANT ANYONE TO BE LEFT BEHIND,
  • 18:50 BUT WE WANT THEM TO REALIZE THE >>FACT THAT JESUS IS COMING, COULD BE RAPIDLY APPROACHING
  • 18:57 AND WE WANT THEM TO KNOW HIM PERSONALLY AND BE READY TO RECEIVE HIM.
  • 19:04 REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY IS ONE ERROR BEING MADE TODAY.
  • 19:09 THE LACK OF PROPHECY TEACHING, >>I THINK, IS ANOTHER ERROR. >>IT LEADS TO TIM LAHAYE'S WORK.
  • 19:17 WE ASKED HIM, WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE IMMENSE SUCCESS OF THE >>"LEFT BEHIND" SERIES.
  • 19:24 THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT QUESTIONS I'M ASKED TODAY
  • 19:29 FROM LARRY KING TO BILL O'REILLY >>TO WHO KNOWS WHO.
  • 19:33 THEY ALL WANT TO KNOW, WHAT'S THE SECRET.
  • 19:35 IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE COMING >>FROM THE PLACE WHERE,
  • 19:36 WHO IN THE WORLD BUT A FEW FUNDAMENTALISTS WOULD EVER BE INTERESTED IN PROPHECY?
  • 19:42 ALMOST EVERYBODY THAT HAS ANY >>RECOGNITION OF WHAT IS GOING ON >>IN THE WORLD TODAY
  • 19:48 WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO >>HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.
  • 19:50 WE HAVE THE TWIN TOWERS EXPLODING AND ALMOST 3,000 >>PEOPLE KILLED IN ABOUT 2 HOURS.
  • 19:56 THEN WE HAVE ALL KIND OF WORLD >>SHAKING EVENTS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 20:03 THEN YOU HAVE PIPSQUEAK >>DICTATORS THAT HAVE FOUND A WAY
  • 20:08 OF DEVELOPING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND BACTERIAL WARFARE.
  • 20:13 THIS IS A SCARY TIME.
  • 20:15 I DON'T MEAN TO BE A DOOMS DAY >>PROPHET,
  • 20:16 BUT I'M JUST POINTING OUT THAT PEOPLE'S HEARTS ARE BEGINNING TO >>FAIL THEM FOR FEAR.
  • 20:22 AND I MIGHT POINT OUT THAT THAT'S A PREDICTION THAT THE >>BIBLE SAID WHEN THE LAST DAYS,
  • 20:29 MEN'S HEARTS WOULD FAIL THEM FOR FEAR.
  • 20:31 BUT IF YOU KNOW THE PROPHECIES, YOU KNOW THAT GOD ISN'T GOING TO >>LET MAN DESTROY HIMSELF.
  • 20:37 THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF.
  • 20:39 I READ A BOOK TITLE IN THE >>WASHINGTON D.C. BOOK KIOSK JUST >>A FEW WEEKS AGO
  • 20:45 AND THE BOOK TITLE WAS, "THE END OF HISTORY".
  • 20:50 THAT DOESN'T SOUND VERY >>OPTIMISTIC TO ME, BUT SCIENTISTS >>AND HISTORIANS TODAY
  • 20:54 ARE LOOKING AT WHAT'S GOING ON AND THEY SAY, HEY THIS WORLD IS >>OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 20:58 IN FACT, JIMMY CARTER'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR BACK IN 1975,
  • 21:07 BRZEZINSKI, WROTE A BOOK ENTITLED, "OUT OF CONTROL". HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE WORLD.
  • 21:16 IT'S OUT OF CONTROL AND HE'S >>CONCERNED THAT THE LAST CENTURY
  • 21:19 WAS THE MOST BARBARIC CENTURY IN >>THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
  • 21:22 IF WE CONTINUE TO GO AND THIS CENTURY IS MORE BARBARIC THAN THE LAST,
  • 21:26 WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE HUMAN RACE?
  • 21:28 WE CAN TELL YOU WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 21:30 JESUS IS GOING TO COME BEFORE >>MAN CAN DESTROY HIMSELF FROM THE >>FACE OF THE EARTH.
  • 21:37 WE TALKED WITH TIM ABOUT THE >>IDEA THAT THE SEMINARIES REALLY >>AREN'T TEACHING PROPHECY.
  • 21:43 HIS SERIES, "LEFT BEHIND", REALLY DOES.
  • 21:49 FICTION IS A VEHICLE TO THE MIND.
  • 21:50 JUST LIKE YOU'RE USING >>TELEVISION TO GET INTO THE MINDS >>OF PEOPLE
  • 21:54 THE MESSAGE THAT YOU HAVE, I USE FICTION.
  • 21:57 IT'S A WAY OF CIRCUMVENTING THE PULPIT.
  • 22:00 UNFORTUNATELY, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 22:02 OUR SEMINARIES HAVE BEEN SILENT >>OR HOSTILE TO THE TEACHING OF PROPHECY,
  • 22:07 EVEN THOUGH 28 PERCENT OF THE BIBLE WAS PROPHETIC WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN.
  • 22:11 I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT, IT'S JUST LIKE WIPING OUT OVER A QUARTER >>OF THE BIBLE AND SAY, WELL, WE WON'T TOUCH THAT.
  • 22:16 IT'S THE MOST MOTIVATING FORCE >>IN THE WORLD.
  • 22:19 WE'VE COME BACK IN FICTION AND PRESENTED THESE FACTUAL EVENTS >>OF PROPHECY
  • 22:25 IN A FICTIONAL WAY AND PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN HOOKED.
  • 22:28 ZOLA, YOU'LL GET A KICK OUT OF THIS.
  • 22:31 LAST YEAR, I WON'T MENTION THE >>DENOMINATION,
  • 22:33 BUT AT ONE OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTIONS OF AN AMERICAN DENOMINATION,
  • 22:36 A LIBERAL DENOMINATION, BY THE WAY, SOMEONE BROUGHT UP THE CASE ON THE FLOOR OF THE CONVENTION
  • 22:41 OF WHAT THEY SHOULD DO ABOUT THE POPULARITY OF THE "LEFT BEHIND" >>SERIES OF PROPHETIC BOOKS.
  • 22:49 THEY DISCUSSED IT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN PASSED A RESOLUTION
  • 22:53 THAT THEY NOTIFY THEIR CHURCHES >>AND THEIR PASTORS
  • 22:57 TO PREACH MORE ON THE REFORM VIEW OF ESCHATOLOGY.
  • 23:02 SO IT'S OBVIOUSLY A REFORMED DENOMINATION.
  • 23:04 SO THEY SENT OUT THE MESSAGE >>THAT THIS WAS DECIDED OFFICIALLY AND VOTED ON BY THE DELEGATES AT >>THEIR CONVENTION.
  • 23:11 SO THEY SENT THIS LETTER OUT, I GUESS IT WAS AN EMAIL, TO ALL THE PASTORS.
  • 23:15 IN IT THEY TOLD THEM WHAT HAD BEEN DECIDED AND THEY SAID, NOW TEACH THE TRUTH,
  • 23:20 BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE "LEFT BEHIND" SERIES
  • 23:25 BECAUSE SO MANY OF YOUR PEOPLE >>ARE READING THEM.
  • 23:28 THEY WILL GET UPSET WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY LIKE THEM.
  • 23:34 TALKING WITH TIM LAHAYE IS VERY >>ENLIGHTENING, OBVIOUSLY.
  • 23:36 HE'S ALERT TO PROPHECY DEVELOPMENTS AND SO ON. SO ARE A LOT OF TEACHERS.
  • 23:41 WHEN I WAS SAVED 30 YEARS AGO >>THIS WAS THE POPULAR SUBJECT IN >>THE EARLY '70S.
  • 23:50 HAL LINDSEY'S BOOK REALLY STARTED IT, >>"THE LATE, GREAT PLANET EARTH".
  • 23:53 I REMEMBER BUYING A COPY OF THAT AS AN UNBELIEVER WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE.
  • 23:57 I READ IT AND I WAS FASCINATED.
  • 24:00 I THINK IT WAS PART OF ONE OF >>THE BABY STEPS TOWARD SALVATION.
  • 24:05 I UNDERSTOOD, AT LEAST, THAT THE >>BIBLE PROPHESIED A SITUATION
  • 24:11 VERY LIKE WE HAD AROUND US BACK THEN.
  • 24:14 THEN DALLAS SEMINARY, WHICH I WAS VERY CLOSE TO,
  • 24:17 I'M ONE OF THE SPEAKERS ON THEIR >>APPROVED CHAPEL LIST.
  • 24:22 IT'S A PRETTY CAREFUL LIST AND I >>APPRECIATE BEING ON IT.
  • 24:27 BACK THEN, THAT WAS THE TALK OVER THERE AND AT MOODY AND SO ON.
  • 24:33 ISRAEL HAD JUST WON THE 6 DAY WAR.
  • 24:37 I'M TALKING ABOUT THE VERY EARLY 70'S. >>EVERYBODY WAS ON ISRAEL'S SIDE.
  • 24:41 IT WAS OBVIOUS GOD WAS BRINGING >>HIS PEOPLE BACK.
  • 24:43 THEY WERE RIGHT AFTER ALL, THE ONES WHO HELD OUT FOR THE JEWS >>COMING BACK TO THE LAND
  • 24:49 IN A PROPER END TIMES SCENARIO >>THAT DID NOT INCLUDE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY.
  • 24:56 GOD WASN'T FINISHED WITH THE JEWS.
  • 24:57 HE WAS GOING TO RESTORE THEM AND >>REBUILT THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 25:00 THAT WAS THE ATMOSPHERE THEN. >>THEN CAME BOYCOTTS.
  • 25:04 ISLAM STARTED TO BLAME ISRAEL AND SO FORTH.
  • 25:10 THE MEDIA PICKED THAT UP. >>THINGS GOT A LITTLE CROSSWISE. >>ARAFAT WAS DOING HIS WORK.
  • 25:16 IT GOT TO A SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE STARTED TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON ISRAEL
  • 25:23 AND ON PROPHECY FOR VARIOUS REASONS.
  • 25:25 WE COME ALL THE WAY TO TODAY >>WHERE I GO TO A CHURCH TO TEACH >>PROPHECY
  • 25:30 AND I'M SOME KIND OF SPECIALIST. >>THAT SHOULDN'T BE.
  • 25:34 PROPHECY IS ONE THIRD OF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 25:37 IT'S NOT A SPECIALIST THAT TEACHES PROPHECY, BUT JUST A BIBLE TEACHER.
  • 25:41 IT'S THE BREAD AND BUTTER.
  • 25:43 IT'S LEFT INSTEAD TO AUTHORS >>LIKE TIM LAHAYE, HAL LINDSEY AND >>TEACHERS LIKE MYSELF
  • 25:51 DR. WALVOORD AND THE OTHERS. >>WE'RE MORE LIKE THE OLD SCHOOL.
  • 25:56 IT'S JUST AT THE TIME THE END REALLY IS DRAWING NEAR.
  • 26:01 I REMEMBER ONCE OVER DINNER WITH >>HAL LINDSEY.
  • 26:03 I SAID TO HIM, YOU KNOW, HAL, >>YOU'RE GETTING GRAY AND SO AM I.
  • 26:06 LOOKING BEHIND US, THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY TEACHERS COMING >>ALONG DOING THIS STUFF;
  • 26:14 TEACHING THE END TIMES.
  • 26:15 HAL LINDSEY HAS A WAY OF PUTTING >>HIS FINGER RIGHT ON THE TRUTH AND HE SAID,
  • 26:19 YOU KNOW, MAYBE THERE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. >>WE'RE THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
  • 26:25 THE END REALLY IS HERE. YOU DON'T NEED MORE END TIMES PROPHECY TEACHING.
  • 26:30 IT COULD BE.
  • 26:31 MAYBE THE PHENOMENAL SUCCESS OF >>"LEFT BEHIND" IS THAT PEOPLE ARE STARVING,
  • 26:35 EVEN UNBELIEVERS ARE STARVING, BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM ARE BUYING >>THESE BOOKS.
  • 26:39 THEY ARE LEARNING PROPHECY DESPITE THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OTHERS TO TEACH IT.
  • 26:44 MANY OF THEM ARE GOING TO BE >>READY WHERE SOME PEOPLE WHO PLAY >>AT GOING TO CHURCH
  • 26:51 ARE NOT GOING TO BE READY.
  • 26:52 SO WE WERE HAPPY TO TALK WITH TIM LAHAYE AND TALK ABOUT THE "LEFT BEHIND" SERIES.
  • 26:57 BY THE WAY, WE HEARTILY RECOMMEND IT.
  • 26:59 THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THOSE BOOKS WHATEVER.
  • 27:00 PEOPLE ASK ME THAT ALL THE TIME; >>WHAT DO I THINK OF THEM? I THINK THEY ARE WONDERFUL.
  • 27:04 IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. >>AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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