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Episode: “Our Friend the Terrorist” with Zachariah Anani, Part 1

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  • 00:10 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:15 THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GENTILE.
  • 00:19 FOR THE SAME LORD OVERALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:24 ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 00:28 CONSIDERING THE TIMES AND SEASONS OF OUR WORLD TODAY, HERE'S ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 00:35 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:38 I APPRECIATE YOUR LETTERS TELLING US THAT WE HAVE VERY INTERESTING GUESTS ON OUR INTERVIEW PROGRAMS.
  • 00:43 TONIGHT'S PROGRAM IS SURE NO EXCEPTION.
  • 00:45 WE HAVE BROTHER ZACH.
  • 00:48 NOW, HE'S THE MAN TO TALK TO AT THIS TIME BECAUSE HE IS, WELL, I DON'T WANT TO SAY ARAB,
  • 00:53 HE'S A PHOENICIAN, BUT HE COMES FROM LEBANON.
  • 00:55 HE'S WELL FAMILIAR WITH THE MIDDLE EAST. HE'S PERFECTLY FLUENT IN ARABIC.
  • 00:59 HE WAS A TERRORIST, A REAL TERRORIST.
  • 01:03 WE'LL TELL HIS STORY AND HE'S A BELIEVER NOW IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 01:06 HE'S A BROTHER. HE SURE HAS A LOT TO SAY.
  • 01:11 ZACH, IT'S A GOOD TIME TO HAVE YOU WITH ALL THAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
  • 01:15 THANK YOU.
  • 01:16 TELL ME A LITTLE OF YOUR TESTIMONY.
  • 01:18 HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU COME FROM WHERE YOU WERE TO HERE?
  • 01:21 WELL, I COME FROM AN ISLAMIC FAMILY, A CLERGY FAMILY.
  • 01:27 MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS AN IMAM.
  • 01:30 AN IMAM IS THE HIGH CLERGY IN ISLAM.
  • 01:33 MY GRANDFATHER WAS AN IMAM, BUT MY FATHER SKIPPED A ROW,
  • 01:37 SO THEY DECIDED THAT I WOULD CARRY THE TORCH.
  • 01:39 I WAS INTRODUCED TO ISLAMIC SCHOOLS WHEN I WAS THREE YEARS OLD.
  • 01:42 THREE YEARS OLD? >>YES.
  • 01:44 BUT AT AGE 13 GOD HAD BLESSED ME WITH A FULL BODY. I WAS 180 POUNDS OF MUSCLES.
  • 01:50 LATER ON, I EVEN CARRIED A BLACK BELT IN TAI KWAN DO.
  • 01:54 I WAS REBELLIOUS SO I LEFT SCHOOL AND I JOINED THE MILITANT FRAGMENTS.
  • 01:58 THAT WAS OKAY FOR THE FAMILY BECAUSE ONLY A WARRIOR WHO DIES ON THE BATTLE FIELD
  • 02:03 HAS THE ASSURANCE OF REACHING HEAVEN AND HIS FAMILY IS TO BE FEARED AND RESPECTED.
  • 02:07 IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION. >>IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION, EXACTLY.
  • 02:12 WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, I MEAN I WAS TRAINED WHEN I WAS 13; I HAD MY FIRST KILL WHEN I WAS 14.
  • 02:19 AT 14 YEARS OLD YOU HAD-- >>YES.I CELEBRATED IT. I BECAME A MAN.
  • 02:24 I WAS BAR MITZVAH-ED AT 13. WE DIDN'T KILL ANYBODY. >>YOU WERE LUCKY.
  • 02:28 SO WITHIN A SMALL, SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, IN MY CASE,
  • 02:33 THE RELIGIOUS ZEAL EVAPORATED AND THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT BUT A MACHINE.
  • 02:38 I REACHED A POINT WHERE LIFE REALLY MEANT NOTHING,
  • 02:41 NEITHER MY LIFE NOR THE OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 02:45 I WILL SHARE WITH YOU SMALL STORY.
  • 02:48 ONE TIME THEY BROUGHT A REAL FANATIC GUY TO MY REGIMENT.
  • 02:51 THEY START KNOCKING ON OUR DOORS AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING FOR THE FIRST PRAYERS.
  • 02:56 THE NEXT DAY I PUT MY HAND AROUND HIS SHOULDER IN THE KITCHEN,
  • 02:58 THIS IS VERY FRIENDLY BY THE WAY, AND I TOLD HIM, LISTEN,
  • 03:01 DON'T COME AND WAKE ME UP AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING.
  • 03:04 I DON'T FEEL LIKE GETTING UP AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING TO THE PRAYERS.
  • 03:07 HE LOOKED AT ME IN A VERY STIFF WAY AND SAID, "MY DUTY IS TO COME AND WAKE YOU UP AT 3:00.
  • 03:12 "IT'S UP TO YOU TO COME TO THE PRAYERS OR NOT".
  • 03:15 I LOOKED AT HIM IN A VERY CHALLENGING WAY AND SAID,
  • 03:17 "IF YOU COME AND WAKE ME UP AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING I'M GOING TO SHOOT YOU".
  • 03:20 IT SEEMS THAT EITHER HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IT OR JUST TOOK IT AS WORDS.
  • 03:23 AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING HE KNOCKS ON MY DOOR.
  • 03:25 I PICK UP MY 9MM FROM UNDER MY PILLOW, TURN MY FACE TO THE DOOR,
  • 03:29 MEASURE WHERE IS HIS CHEST AND SHOOT HIM THROUGH THE DOOR AND GO BACK TO SLEEP AGAIN.
  • 03:33 THE NEXT NIGHT, NO KNOCK? >>THE NEXT NIGHT, NO KNOCK.
  • 03:36 OKAY.YOU'VE BEEN THERE.
  • 03:38 I MOVED FROM A FRAGMENT TO ANOTHER FROM A RANK TO ANOTHER
  • 03:43 UNTIL I BECAME LIKE A TROOP LEADER.
  • 03:46 ONE DAY MY WHOLE REGIMENT WASN'T THERE. I FELT VERY MUCH BORED.
  • 03:51 SO I DECIDED TO GO TO A THEATRE WHILE, WHERE EITHER I WOULD SEE A GOOD FILM, THRILLER FILM,
  • 03:57 WHICH I LIKED A LOT, OR I'LL PICK UP A GOOD FIGHT.
  • 04:01 IN THE MOVIE OF 300 SEATS, THE FILM WAS DULL.
  • 04:05 IN 300 SEATS THERE WAS ONLY ONE OLD MAN - NO FIGHT, SO I WALKED OUT.
  • 04:11 INSTEAD OF TURNING LEFT TO GO TO THE BUS TO GO TO MY AREA I TURNED RIGHT.
  • 04:16 GOD KNOWS ONLY WHY I TURNED RIGHT.
  • 04:19 AT THE ANGLE OF THE STREET, AT THE CORNER THERE WAS A GATHERING.
  • 04:22 I THOUGHT, YEA, THIS IS A FIGHT.
  • 04:24 I DASHED THERE AND ONLY A FEW FEET AWAY I SAW THIS AMERICAN
  • 04:28 STANDING TALKING TO SOMEONE ELSE. I SAID, OH, AN AMERICAN.
  • 04:32 OH, BOY.
  • 04:33 I TURNED TO WALK AWAY WHEN THIS AMERICAN, HIS NAME IS MICKEY WALKER
  • 04:38 FROM SOUTHERN BAPTIST MISSIONARY, STANDING RIGHT ON THE CORNER
  • 04:43 TALKING IN A JORDANIAN ACCENT WHICH I KNOW AND HE SAID TO THE OTHER GUY
  • 04:47 "JESUS CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU SALVATION, WILL GIVE YOU NEW HOPE, WILL GIVE YOU LIFE".
  • 04:51 HE USED THE ARABIC WORD YESHUA, WHICH I DIDN'T KNOW IT.
  • 04:56 HE SPOKE ARABIC? THIS SOUTHERN BAPTIST MISSIONARY?
  • 04:58 YES, A JORDANIAN ACCENT. >>I UNDERSTAND.
  • 05:01 SO I STOOD UP THERE AND I SAID WHO IS THIS JESUS? I MEAN, I KNOW CHRISTIANS EXIST.
  • 05:07 I FOUGHT THEM BETWEEN IN 1974 AND 1975 IN THE CIVIL WAR IN LEBANON.
  • 05:17 BUT WHO IS THIS YESHUA, THIS JESUS?
  • 05:19 LET'S GO AND ASK THIS GUY. MOST PROBABLY HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.
  • 05:23 I WENT THERE AND STOOD THERE UNTIL HE ALMOST FINISHED TALKING AND HE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE.
  • 05:28 THEN I ASKED HIM, DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?
  • 05:30 HE SAID, SURE, OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T SAY IT.
  • 05:32 I SAID, THEN GO AHEAD AND EXPLAIN IT TO ME. THE GUY TRIED.I SAID HOLD IT!
  • 05:37 I CAN PROVE TO YOU THAT YOUR GOD, YOUR JESUS DOES NOT EXIST, NOT IN MY LIFE.
  • 05:43 HE SAID, OKAY, GO AHEAD.
  • 05:46 I PICKED UP AN EVENT I PASSED THROUGH AT THAT TIME.
  • 05:49 I WAS COMING BACK FROM THE BATTLE FIELD OF TWO WARRIORS ONE GIRL AND ONE BOY.
  • 05:52 WE WERE AMBUSHED. IN AN AMBUSH EVERYONE RUNS FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 05:56 WHEN I WAS BEHIND THE ROCKS THE GIRLS WAS NEXT TO ME. THE BOY WASN'T THERE.
  • 06:00 I LOOKED ABOVE THE ROCKS TO SEE HOW MANY WERE ATTACKING US.
  • 06:03 WHERE IS THE GUY? I NEED HIM RIGHT NOW.
  • 06:05 HE WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAY, INJURED BUT STILL ALIVE.
  • 06:09 THE GIRL DECIDED TO HELP HIM. I REFUSED.
  • 06:12 SHE LOOKED AT ME IN A VERY STRANGE WAY. I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
  • 06:15 SHE PICKED UP HER MACHINE GUN, JUMPED BEHIND THE ROCKS,
  • 06:16 WALKED TOWARD THE OTHERS SHOOTING AND SHOUTING, REACHING FOR THE GUY,
  • 06:19 GRABBING HIM BY THE SHOULDERS AND STARTED PULLING BACK.
  • 06:22 I FELT I'D BE LESS THAN AN ANIMAL IF I DON'T HELP, SO I DID THE SAME.
  • 06:26 I JUMPED, SHOOTING, SHOUTING, REACHING, CATCHING HIS SECOND SHOULDER AND STARTED PULLING BACK.
  • 06:30 WHEN WE REACHED BEHIND THE ROCKS THE GIRL FELL OVER ME.
  • 06:34 I THREW HER BEHIND THE ROCKS IN A MILITANT WAY AND WHEN I SAWHER,
  • 06:39 HER EYES WERE FLIPPING SO QUICK AND HER MOUTH WAS WIDE OPEN. I KNEW SHE WAS IN A GREAT AGONY.
  • 06:44 I OPENED THE MILITARY JACKET TO SEE THAT ON HER LEFT SIDE
  • 06:47 THERE WAS A WOUND MY FIST COULD GO IN AND OUT SO EASY.
  • 06:50 SO AS CALM AS I WAS I PICKED UP MY PISTOL AND SHOT HER DOWN AND THEN I FLIPPED.
  • 06:55 I TOOK HER MACHINE GUN AND MINE, JUMPED AGAINST THE ROCKS, GOT BEHIND THE ROCKS,
  • 06:59 WALKED TOWARDS THE OTHERS SHOOTING AND SHOUTING.
  • 07:02 WHAT HAPPENED WAS I GUESS ALL KINDS OF MILITARY TRAINING.
  • 07:04 WE WERE SITTING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, NEXT TO LAND MINES.
  • 07:07 ONE OF MY BULLETS HIT A LAND MINE BLOWING UP A LOT OF THEM. I KILLED A LOT OF THE OTHERS.
  • 07:12 IT GAVE ME A COUPLE OF SHRAPNELS IN THE FOREHEAD AND I WOKE UP LATER ON IN THE HOSPITAL.
  • 07:16 I SAID TO THE MISSIONARY GUY, I SAID TO HIM IF YOUR GOD WAS EXISTING AND TRUE,
  • 07:22 WHY DID THE GIRL HAVE TO DIE? SHE IS THE ONE WHO WANTED TO HELP.IT'S ME WHO REFUSED.
  • 07:28 HE LOOKED AT ME AND ASKED ME THE QUESTION WHICH REALLY SHAKED ME.
  • 07:31 HE SAID, WHY WERE YOU THE ONLY ONE TO COME BACK ALIVE?
  • 07:35 IN ONE SECOND, BROTHER ZOLA, I REMEMBERED MANY TIMES WHEN I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO COME BACK
  • 07:39 AND I DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TO THIS MAN ANYMORE.
  • 07:42 I TURNED MY BACK AND WALKED AWAY. HE WAS A WISE SOUL WINNER.
  • 07:46 HE WALKED BEHIND ME AND PUSHED HIS CARD ABOVE MY SHOULDER AND HE SAID CALL ME WHENEVER YOU WANT.
  • 07:52 WITHOUT EVEN TURNING I JUST TOOK THE CARD, PUT IT IN MY POCKET AND KEPT GOING ON.
  • 07:57 THAT NIGHT THE GIANT IN ME REFUSED TO SLEEP.
  • 08:00 I SAT AT THE EDGE OF MY BED PUTTING MY HEAD BETWEEN MY HANDS
  • 08:03 AND THERE WAS THIS DING, DONG, DING DONG ALL THE TIME AND I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.
  • 08:08 THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO A PART-TIME JOB THAT I USED TO LIKE A LOT
  • 08:12 BECAUSE IT ALLOWED ME TO READ A LOT.
  • 08:14 I WAS WORKING IN A PRINTING SHOP, A PART-TIME JOB.
  • 08:17 I STOOD UP IN FRONT OF THAT MACHINE AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE MACHINE, WHICH HAD STOPPED.
  • 08:23 IT HAD A BIG SOUND AND THEN STOPPED AND I WASN'T NOTICING THAT IT HAD STOPPED.
  • 08:29 SO THE FOREMAN, WHO WAS FROM AN ARMENIAN BACKGROUND
  • 08:32 CAME AND HIT ME ON THE SHOULDER TO WAKE ME UP AND I GOT MAD. I BEAT HIM UP.
  • 08:36 I WENT HOME AND PICKED UP MY PISTOL AND CAME BACK.
  • 08:39 I JUMPED THE FIRST SET OF STEPS. BEFORE I JUMPED THE SECOND SET OF STEPS I STOPPED.
  • 08:42 I STOOD IN THE MIDDLE AND I SAID, OKAY ZACH,
  • 08:44 WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO IS YOU'RE GOING TO SHOOT THIS MAN.
  • 08:45 HE'S GOING TO FALL DOWN AND HIS BLOOD WOULD COVER THE GROUND.
  • 08:48 YOU'VE SEEN ENOUGH BLOOD IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 08:50 WHY DON'T YOU GO OUT, CALL THIS GUY WITH HIS PHONE NUMBER IN YOU POCKET AND CALM DOWN, AND I DID.
  • 08:55 THE FIRST THING I SAID TO HIM: LISTEN, I'VE GOT A PISTOL AND I COULD KILL SOMEONE IF YOU DON'T TALK.
  • 08:59 THE GUY JUMPED IN, TALKING IMMEDIATELY.
  • 09:02 WHEN HE REACHED THE POINT WHERE HE SAID THAT CHRIST HAD DIED FOR ME I BURST INTO TEARS.
  • 09:08 I COULDN'T STOP MYSELF FROM CRYING.
  • 09:11 IT WAS THE ULTIMATE SHAME, BY THE WAY, TO CRY, BUT YET I CRIED.
  • 09:14 I'M SURE IT WAS. THE HOLY SPIRIT CALLED YOU WITH A GUN IN YOUR HAND.
  • 09:18 HE SAID PUT YOUR PISTOL ASIDE AND COME TO ME.
  • 09:21 HE DIRECTED ME AND WENT EXACTLY WHERE HE WENT AND WHERE HE TOLD ME.
  • 09:25 THEN HE WAS WAITING FOR ME WITH ANOTHER LEBANESE BELIEVER, WHO GOT KILLED DURING THE WAR.
  • 09:30 WE SAT DOWN AND TALKED, TALKED, TALKED.
  • 09:34 ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS LEBANESE BELIEVER, HIS NAME WAS JAMIS AFULI,
  • 09:39 HE CAME AND PRESENTED ME WITH AN OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BOOK.
  • 09:43 HE SAID PLEASE BLESS US WITH A READING.
  • 09:46 I OPENED THE BOOK AND THE FIRST VERSE I READ WAS,
  • 09:49 COME TO ME ALL YE TIRED AND I'LL GIVE YOU REST.
  • 09:51 I WENT ON MY KNEES WITH TEARS AND I SAID CHRIST, I DON'T KNOW YOU.
  • 09:56 THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE TOLD ME ABOUT YOU THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD ABOUT YOU.
  • 09:59 I'M A VERY BAD PERSON, A VERY BAD BOY.I HAVE CHEATED. I HAVE LIED.
  • 10:03 I HAVE COMMITTED ADULTERY. I HAVE EVEN KILLED HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 10:06 AND I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER BE A GOOD BOY AGAIN IN MY LIFE,
  • 10:09 BUT I PROMISE YOU ONE THING, THAT I'LL TRY. YOU CHANGE ME.
  • 10:13 I SURRENDER MY LIFE AND MY SOUL TO YOU.
  • 10:16 AND THEN, TO COMPLETE JUST MY REAL TESTIMONY, I WENT OUT AND PICKED UP MY PISTOL
  • 10:24 AND WENT AND WALKED BESIDE MY ONLY BEST FRIEND FOR YEARS, THE SEA SHORE.
  • 10:29 ALL THE WESTERN BORDERS OF LEBANON THERE IS THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 10:33 IT HAS LONG SHORES AND WHENEVER I'M TROUBLED
  • 10:35 I USED TO GO AND SIT AND TALK TO THE WAVES FOR HOURS AND LISTEN TO THE WAVES FOR HOURS.
  • 10:40 SO I WENT AND TOOK MY WALK OVER THERE AND I WALKED AND I WAS THINKING ALL THE TIME
  • 10:45 WHAT HAPPENED SO DRAMATICALLY IN LESS THAN 20 HOURS. THEN, I PRAYED.
  • 10:51 I BECAME A CHRISTIAN AND THEN MY HAND WAS HEAVY.
  • 10:53 I TURNED AROUND TO SEE THAT I'M STILL CARRYING THAT PISTOL.
  • 10:56 I LOOKED AT IT FOR A SECOND AND I KNEW IT WAS A DOOR OF EVIL,
  • 10:59 WHICH I DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE AND I THREW IT TO THE SEA.
  • 11:02 FROM THAT MINUTE ON, PRAISE THE LORD, I'M A FREE MAN. THAT'S HOW I BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
  • 11:07 YOU'RE NOT THE WORST CHRIST HAS EVER CALLED, REALLY.
  • 11:12 YOU REALLY HAVE HAD SOME EXPERIENCES.
  • 11:13 THAT'S A STARTLING TESTIMONY. BEAUTIFUL.
  • 11:18 I'M GLAD YOU CAME TO SEE US BECAUSE MANY TIMES THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 11:26 WHICH IS FULL OF TURMOIL, WE'VE COME UP WITH THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 11:29 THE LORD SENDS THEM. >>PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 11:31 WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN GASSED THE POOR KURDS, I REALIZED THAT I HAD A FRIEND THAT WAS A KURD.
  • 11:39 IN KURDISTAN HE WAS A GOVERNMENT OFFICER.IN MY OFFICE BUILDING HE WAS A JANITOR.
  • 11:44 HE CAME. HE WAS A TAXI DRIVER, TOO. I MET HIM AS A TAXI DRIVER.
  • 11:50 I TRIED TO GIVE HIM A 5 DOLLAR TIP AND HE HANDED IT BACK AND SAID IT'S TOO MUCH.
  • 11:54 AND SO I GAVE HIM 2 DOLLARS AND I SAID I WANT YOUR NAME OR YOUR CARD.
  • 11:58 I REALIZED HE'S A KURD AND I CALLED HIM AND WE PUT HIM ON THE AIR.
  • 12:01 WE'VE TALKED WITH EVEN THE OTHER SIDE WITH HANAN ASHRAWI,
  • 12:05 WITH FISEL HUSSEINI, A PALESTINIAN SO-CALLED.
  • 12:08 WE'VE SPOKEN WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTERS.
  • 12:10 GOD SENT YOU HERE, I THINK, SO WE COULD TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW
  • 12:15 WITH THIS WAR ON TERRORISM, THE WAR IN IRAQ, THE TERRORISM GOING ON IN ISRAEL AND SO ON.
  • 12:20 YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE. YOU WERE A REAL TERRORIST.
  • 12:26 I WANT TO KNOW SOME OF YOUR THINKING ON THAT.
  • 12:29 WE'LL GO AHEAD TO A BREAK, BUT HE IS BROTHER ZACH AND AS YOU CAN HEAR HE'S HAD QUITE A FEW EXPERIENCES.
  • 12:37 HE'S BEEN ON THE BACK OF A GUN A LOT OF TIMES AND THAT IS WHAT A TERRORIST DOES.
  • 12:42 THEN JESUS CHRIST REACHED OUT AND CALLED HIM AND HE THREW HIS GUN IN THE SEA AND NOW HE'S ON OUR SIDE.
  • 12:49 WE'LL BE BACK WITH BROTHER ZACH RIGHT AFTER THIS.
  • 13:14 FOR A BIBLICAL PROSPECTIVE ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 13:19 ASK FOR ZOLA'S FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 13:23 CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 13:26 ZOLA'S NEW KINGDOM CATALOG DESCRIBES HIS BOOKS, TEACHING TAPES AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSE.
  • 13:33 FOR ZOLA'S FREE NEWSLETTER AND CATALOG, PLEASE CALL 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 13:47 THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD, I SHALL GATHER YOU FROM THE PEOPLES
  • 13:52 AND ASSEMBLE YOU OUT OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE YOU'VE BEEN SCATTERED.
  • 13:55 AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 13:58 THE WILDERNESS AND THE DRY LAND SHALL BE GLAD.
  • 14:02 THE DESSERT SHALL REJOICE AND BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE.
  • 14:06 YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD WHEN I BRING YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 14:14 THAT'S OUR TOUR SPOT.
  • 14:17 WE HAVE A TOUR COMING UP MAY 29TH.
  • 14:19 I DON'T OFTEN DO THIS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING;
  • 14:24 THIS IS GOING TO BE THE GROUP TOUR OF A LIFETIME. YOU CANNOT BUY THIS AGAIN.
  • 14:27 JUST BECAUSE OF THIS WAR THAT CAME AND WENT, WE ONLY HAVE,
  • 14:30 AS I SPEAK TO YOU RIGHT NOW, 23 PEOPLE SIGNED UP. WE'VE HAD 10 TIMES THAT MANY.
  • 14:36 PEOPLE THAT BUY GROUP TOURS KNOW THAT THE WHOLE OBJECT IS TO BUY A SMALL ONE
  • 14:42 SO THAT YOU CAN ENGAGE WITH THE LEADER AND THE CHIEF GUIDE
  • 14:45 AND HEAR EVERYTHING AND ASK QUESTIONS AND SO ON. IT BECOMES A LITTLE FAMILY.
  • 14:49 FOR HEAVEN SAKE, IF YOU EVER WANTED TO GO TO ISRAEL THIS IS THE BEST OF ALL TIMES.
  • 14:53 EXPERIENCED TRAVELERS KNOW THAT IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT AFTER A BIG FLAP, THAT'S THE TIME TO GO.
  • 14:58 EVERYTHING IS QUIET FOR A LONG TIME. THE WAR IN IRAQ IS OVER.
  • 15:02 AS A MATTER OF FACT, AS I SPEAK, THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD THE PEOPLE,
  • 15:07 NEVER MIND THE SEALED ROOMS AND ALL OF THAT STUFF.
  • 15:10 WE DON'T NEED ANYMORE GAS MASKS AND IT'S OVER.
  • 15:12 SO ONCE THEY SAY SO, BELIEVE ME, THERE'S PEACE.
  • 15:15 IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT THERE WAS ONE OUTLYING SUICIDE ATTACK IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS--
  • 15:22 I DON'T KNOW. WE'VE SAID IT SO MUCH.
  • 15:26 WE'VE TAKEN 75 TOURS OVER 30 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SLIGHTEST UNREST.
  • 15:30 IF YOU CAN GO, CALL OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AND SIGN UP
  • 15:34 AND YOU'LL HAVE A TOUR LIKE YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO BUY AGAIN.
  • 15:38 SORRY, ZACH. I JUST NEED TO PLUG THE HOLY LAND.
  • 15:41 PEOPLE SHOULD GO BEFORE THEY GO IN THE KINGDOM.
  • 15:43 AMEN
  • 15:44 I THINK THEY SHOULD SEE IT ONCE.
  • 15:46 SPEAKING OF THE HOLY LAND AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY,
  • 15:48 WE DISCOVERED A LITTLE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BAGHDAD.
  • 15:52 THERE WAS AN ARTICLE IN THE JERUSALEM REPORT MAGAZINE, WHICH I SUBSCRIBE TO,
  • 15:56 TALKING ABOUT JEWS THAT HAVE LIVE IN BAGHDAD, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, FOR 2700 YEARS.
  • 16:02 THEY MUST BE OF THE 10 LOST TRIBES THAT WERE PUT THERE AFTER CONQUERING BY THE ASSYRIANS
  • 16:10 AND HAVE BEEN COMFORTABLE THERE ALL THIS TIME.
  • 16:12 A LOT OF THEM LEFT EARLY IN THE 20TH CENTURY,
  • 16:15 BUT THERE'S STILL ONE SYNAGOGUE OPERATING IN BAGHDAD, NOT VERY LARGE.
  • 16:19 AND YOU KNOW THE IRAQIS LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  • 16:22 SADDAM HUSSEIN EVEN REMODELED THE SYNAGOGUE A LITTLE BIT WITH GOOD RELATIONS.
  • 16:26 WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP LIKE, REALLY, OF THE MAN ON THE STREET ARAB TO JEW?
  • 16:33 HOW DOES IT LOOK AND WHAT DOES THE KORAN TELL US ABOUT THE JEWS AND SO ON?
  • 16:38 ARE YOU TALKING POLITICALLY OR ARE YOU TALKING RELIGION WISE?
  • 16:42 WELL, ALRIGHT, LET'S SAY RELIGIOUS WISE.
  • 16:43 I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. >>OKAY.
  • 16:47 FIRST, LET ME GIVE YOU A BACK- GROUND OF THE JEWISH HISTORY IN WHAT WE CALL THE ARAB PENINSULA.
  • 16:54 IT IS NOW SAUDI ARABIA, THE EMERITZ, BAHARAIN AND ALL THAT.
  • 17:01 WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS BUY ANY BIOGRAPHY OF ISLAMIC HISTORY, ESPECIALLY MOHAMMED'S LIFE
  • 17:08 AND YOU'LL BE ASTONISHED TO DIS- COVER IT WAS FULL AND FLOURISHED WITH THE JEWISH TRIBES.
  • 17:14 AND THEY OWNED LANDS; ACTUALLY THEY OWN THE REALLY GOOD FERTILE LANDS.
  • 17:24 THEY OWN THE INDUSTRY LIKE WEAPONRY, MAKING WEAPONRY, ALL THE GOLD INDUSTRY.
  • 17:33 THEY WERE THE RICH ITEMS OF THE MEDIAN LIFE.
  • 17:39 THEY WERE THE RICH PEOPLE OF THE SMALL TOWNS AND CITIES OF WHAT WE CALL EVEN NOW SAUDI ARABIA.
  • 17:47 SO THE JEWS WERE LIVING IN THE ARAB-ARABIAN PENINSULA?
  • 17:50 RIGHT. VERY TRUE. THEY WERE THERE, RIGHT.
  • 17:53 I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE YOU BEFORE THAT, I'M JUST STARTING YOU FROM THEN ON.
  • 17:58 SO THEY WERE THERE.
  • 18:00 ACTUALLY, IF YOU READ ISLAMIC RELIGION AND THE BEGINNING HISTORY,
  • 18:05 IF YOU WANT TO PUT IT THIS WAY, YOU'LL DISCOVER THAT THE FIRST 3 YEARS THE MUSLIMS
  • 18:10 WERE ORDERED TO PRAY WITH THEIR FACES TOWARDS JERUSALEM.
  • 18:15 AND THAT THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS OF THE KORAN IN THE FIRST YEAR IS YOU HAVE TO BE LIKE A JEW;
  • 18:21 OTHERWISE YOU'LL NOT EVEN REACH HEAVEN.
  • 18:23 ACTUALLY IF YOU DID NOT DO THE SABBATH LIKE A JEW, GOD WILL STRIKE YOU TO BE LIKE A MONKEY.
  • 18:31 IT'S RIGHT THERE IN THE KORAN.
  • 18:32 BOY, TIMES HAVE REALLY CHANGED HAVEN'T THEY?
  • 18:35 BUT WHY THIS CHANGE HAPPENED, LIKE I WAS DISCUSSING LATELY WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE INCLUDING YOUR WIFE,
  • 18:45 FOR A PROPHET TO PROCLAIM PROPHECY,
  • 18:48 HE HAS TO HAVE A EVIDENCE OR A VALIDITY WHICH HAS PRECEDED HIM.
  • 18:54 FOR INSTANCE, ALL THE PROPHETS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 18:56 THEY HAD THE VALIDITY OF PROPHETS PROCEEDING THEM TELLING THAT THEY ARE COMING
  • 19:01 AND YOU ARE WAITING, SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THEM AND YOU NEED ALSO THE BACKUP OF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 19:08 IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS, ANYBODY CAN STAND UP AND SAY I'M SENT BY GOD, YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW ME.
  • 19:15 SO BY THAT TIME THE ONLY PEOPLE, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO COULD REALLY GUARD THE SCRIPTURES VERY WELL
  • 19:22 WERE THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS WHO WERE REALLY THE DOMINANT PEOPLE IN THE ARAB PENINSULA.
  • 19:29 WHEN THEY DISCOVERED, LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY IN A VERY QUICK NOTES,
  • 19:34 WHEN THOSE GUARDIANS OF THE SCRIPTURES, NO MATTER IF THEY ARE JEWS OR CHRISTIANS,
  • 19:39 DISCOVERED THAT THIS GUY IS NOT REALLY FORWARD WITH IT,
  • 19:43 THEY WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE TO TELL HIM NO, NO, NO, YOU'RE MISTAKEN.
  • 19:46 THIS DOESN'T FIT INTO YOU AND THIS IS NOT DOING WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS TRUE, SO THE TIDE SHIFTED.
  • 19:53 NOW THEY BECAME THE ENEMIES OF GOD AND THEN THE DECLARATION FROM GOD CAME
  • 19:57 THAT THEY SHOULD BE WIPED OUT, MASSACRED AND THROWN OUT.
  • 20:01 SO THROUGH THE ISLAMIC TEACHING AND BY THE WAY, ANY MUSLIM SCHOOL FROM SUNNI OR SHIITES
  • 20:12 YOU CAN GO AND ASK AND DISCUSS IT WITH THEM, IT'S TOLD THAT EVEN THE FIRST SURAH,
  • 20:20 WHAT THEY CALL THE FATIHA, THE KORAN, IT'S TOLD THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ENEMIES OF GOD,
  • 20:26 IF I MIGHT PUT IT THIS WAY IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY, ARE THE JEWS AND THEY ARE TO BE MASSACRED.
  • 20:29 ACTUALLY, THERE IS A TEACHING THAT WOULD SAY IN THE DOOMSDAY,
  • 20:33 YOU KNOW WHEN GOD COMES FOR JUDGMENT, EVERY STONE, EVERY HILL,
  • 20:38 EVERY TREE WILL SHOUT TO A MUSLIM WARRIOR TELLING HIM,
  • 20:40 THERE IS A JEW BEHIND ME, COME AND KILL HIM.
  • 20:43 OH YES, I KNOW THAT VERSE.
  • 20:45 IT IS INHERITANCE WITH DOCTRINE AND NOW WITH GENES FOR THAT BIG HATE TO BE THERE,
  • 20:55 WHICH IT IS NOT EASY TO TAKE IT OUT.
  • 20:56 BUT IRONICALLY YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO SEE THE RIGHT OF THE JEWS OVER THERE.
  • 21:03 WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ CAREFULLY THE HOLY BOOK OF THE MUSLIMS, THE KORAN.
  • 21:08 YOU SEE, THERE IS MANY PLACES BUT I AM GOING TO CHOOSE ONLY 4 OR 5.
  • 21:13 THERE IS SURAH OR CHAPTER 2:83.
  • 21:38 SO YOU'RE SAYING THE KORAN ITSELF ACKNOWLEDGES
  • 21:41 THAT GOD MADE THESE COVENANTS WITH THE JEWS.
  • 21:43 WHAT IS THE COVENANT? IS IT ONLY BELIEVING GOD? NO.
  • 21:47 YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO TO CHAPTER 17:104
  • 21:54 GOD GAVE THE LAND TO THE 12 TRIBES AND SAYS, DWELL IN IT AND HAVE IT.
  • 22:00 SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL SAY TO YOU, OKAY, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DWELL AND LIVE FOR IT FOR AWHILE,
  • 22:09 BUT IT'S NOT AN INHERITANCE LIKE THE JEWS PROCLAIM.
  • 22:12 WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO 26:59
  • 22:19 AN INHERITANCE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU PASS TO YOUR CHILDREN AND TO THE CHILDREN OF THE CHILDREN
  • 22:24 AND THE CHILDREN WILL PASS IT ON TO THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 22:27 SO WITHIN THIS SMALL TRIP, EVEN IN THE KORAN ITSELF YOU'LL FIND OUT THAT THEY HAVE THE COVENANT,
  • 22:32 THEY HAVE THE LAND AND THEY HAVE THE INHERITANCE.
  • 22:36 I WAS AWARE THE KORAN DOES RESPECT GOD'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 22:42 HOWEVER, THE POLITICIANS PUT IT, THE HOLY BOOK SAYS OTHERWISE.
  • 22:47 THEIR HOLY BOOK. >>THEIR HOLY BOOK.
  • 22:53 HAVE YOU TOLD THIS AROUND THE CHURCHES?
  • 22:56 ARE YOU SPEAKING IN CHURCHES? DO PEOPLE INVITE YOU?
  • 22:59 WELL, THE PAST YEAR IT WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR MY TOURING AROUND,
  • 23:04 SPEAKING AND DECLARING THE FACTS FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 23:12 NOW IT SEEMS A LOT OF THINGS ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT. IT'S NOT AS MUCH AS BEFORE.
  • 23:19 I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I'M TOO CONTROVERSIAL.
  • 23:23 I HAD ONE PASTOR TELL ME, TEACH US PASSOVER, PLEASE, BUT DON'T MENTION ISRAEL.
  • 23:29 I HAD A REVEREND, BELIEVE IT OR NOT WHO TOLD ME THAT I'M MOST WELCOME TO HIS CHURCH
  • 23:34 IF I DON'T TALK TO MUSLIMS OR ABOUT MUSLIMS.
  • 23:37 OH, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THESE CHURCHES?I MEAN REALLY.
  • 23:42 LOOK, LET ME GIVE A PLUG FOR BROTHER ZACH.
  • 23:44 IF YOU WANT TO HAVE HIM AT YOUR CHURCH AND I RECOMMEND HIM. I KNOW HIM WELL.
  • 23:47 HE'S THE GENUINE ARTICLE. BOY, CAN HE TALK ABOUT THE--
  • 23:51 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE HIM SPEAK TO THE MUSLIMS IN A MINUTE IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE
  • 23:55 AND YOU'LL SEE THAT HE KNOWS THEM WELL.
  • 23:57 SEND US A NOTE AND WE'LL SEE THAT HE GETS IT AND HE'LL VISIT YOUR CHURCH
  • 24:02 BECAUSE THAT'S A SHAME THAT WE HAVE A CHRISTIAN LIKE THIS THAT GOD HAS RAISED UP
  • 24:05 AND CHURCHES ARE TOO TIMID OR TOO POLITICALLY CORRECT OR WHATEVER.
  • 24:10 HOW DO YOU SURVIVE, ZACH?
  • 24:12 I PRAISE THE LORD THAT WHEN I CAME TO THIS LAND I CAME A REAL POOR PERSON
  • 24:16 AFTER I REACHED A REAL HIGH LEVEL IN MY OLD COUNTRY.
  • 24:21 BUT GOD HAD ALWAYS RAISED SOME REAL GENEROUS CHRISTIAN PEOPLE,
  • 24:27 FOR INSTANCE LIKE BROTHER MANSA K. MUSA WITH MILLIONS TO MILLIONS
  • 24:32 AND BISHOP KENNETH AND LIKE BROTHER GENE NEWMAN.
  • 24:40 VARIOUS PEOPLE THAT ARE SPOKESMEN FOR THAT VIEW.
  • 24:44 IF IT WASN'T FOR THEM AND WHAT GOD PUT THEM IN MY WAY TO STAND UP, I WOULD HAVE REALLY STARVED.
  • 24:53 LISTEN, YOU'VE GOT A CAMERA OF YOUR OWN.
  • 24:55 TALK TO YOUR MOSLEM BRETHREN AND TALK TO THEM IN THEIR LANGUAGE. TRANSLATE FOR US.
  • 25:00 OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THE PRIVILEGE.
  • 25:02 [SPEAKING ARABIC]
  • 25:40 I'LL TRANSLATE THAT INTO ENGLISH BECAUSE THERE ARE MUSLIMS WHO ARE NOT ARAB.
  • 25:45 THERE IS NO HOPE FOR ANY HUMAN BEING, INCLUDING MUSLIMS
  • 25:51 UNLESS IF THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING.
  • 25:54 I COULDN'T EVEN MEET ONE MUSLIM, NO MATTER WHO IS HE OR WHAT IS HE,
  • 25:59 HOW HOLY IS HE OR HOW UNHOLY IS HE WHO WOULD KNOW WHAT'S THE END OF HIS LIFE.
  • 26:05 THE ONLY SOLUTION, THE ONLY SOLUTION TO KNOW WHAT IS YOUR END, BEDS ONLY IN CHRISTIANITY
  • 26:13 BECAUSE ONLY IN BELIEVING IN CHRIST YOU GET SALVATION,
  • 26:17 YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD AS IS PROMISED. SO COME TO THE LIGHT. THANK YOU.
  • 26:24 OH, ZACH, THAT'S JUST SO TOUCHING.
  • 26:26 IT'S WONDERFUL. THIS IS THE REAL SOLUTION.
  • 26:30 WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO YOU ON THE NEXT PROGRAM ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH IRAQ AND ISRAEL
  • 26:34 AND THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE WHOLE WAR ON TERRORISM AND EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 26:38 I WANT TO GET YOUR VIEWS, BUT I KNOW THAT THE REAL ANSWER TO ALL OF IT IS THE PEACE
  • 26:42 THAT WILL COME WHEN THE PRINCE OF PEACE COMES.
  • 26:45 SHAR SHALOM WE SAY IN HEBREW.
  • 26:46 HOW DO YOU SAY IN ARABIC, PRINCE OF PEACE?
  • 26:48 AMIR SALAM
  • 26:49 ALMOST THE SAME.
  • 26:51 THE AMIR SALAM OR THE SHAR SHALOM.
  • 26:53 HE'S BROTHER ZACH. HE WAS A TERRORIST.
  • 26:57 NOW HE IS A BELIEVER, A SOLDIER IN BOTH CASES, BUT NOW A SOLDIER FOR CHRIST.
  • 27:01 WE'LL HAVE HIM ON THE NEXT PROGRAM. BE SURE TO TUNE IN.
  • 27:04 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM, PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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