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Episode: “Overview”
From a scenic park near Jerusalem, Zola gives us an overview of the series revealing our future according to Bible prophecy.
Series: “Thy Kingdom Come (2018)”
The Future of Believers
This twelve-program series searches Bible prophecy to reveal the glorious future events awaiting all believers in Messiah.

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  • 00:02 On today's program our Founder, Zola Levitt teaches on
  • 00:04 the glorious future for all who believe in Messiah,
  • 00:07 coming up right now on Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:15 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved,
  • 00:22 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek,
  • 00:25 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:47 Welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:50 I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:51 And I am David Hart.
  • 00:52 Welcome to our series "Thy Kingdom Come"
  • 00:54 which first aired in 2001
  • 00:57 Zola teaches on the future events
  • 00:59 awaiting all believers in Yeshua.
  • 01:01 It's going to be a wonderful series
  • 01:03 and the best part is we have
  • 01:04 Dr. Jeffrey Seif with us.
  • 01:06 We do.
  • 01:07 And your title right now right? is senior theologian.
  • 01:10 Sounds very boring,
  • 01:11 but it's great to be with you.
  • 01:13 But I want to say it's not senior in age but in knowledge.
  • 01:15 Is that good?
  • 01:17 You're kind but it still sounds boring.
  • 01:19 But the series isn't boring.
  • 01:21 The future of believers is so exciting.
  • 01:24 And that's what we're here to learn about from Zola.
  • 01:27 Yeah
  • 01:28 Why should we study this?
  • 01:29 Zola's been gone a long time.
  • 01:31 The Bible is timeless to bring out the ancient word.
  • 01:33 Zola is still a contemporary voice, a Jewish voice.
  • 01:35 And I know viewers are gonna love it.
  • 01:37 Good.
  • 01:38 We'll have a lot more with Dr Seif,
  • 01:39 but right now let's go to Israel.
  • 01:42 You know, I would have liked to go to the Lord's 40 day Bible School.
  • 01:47 I'm talking about after His resurrection
  • 01:49 When He was with His disciples.
  • 01:51 in Acts 1:3 it says,
  • 02:05 What did He teach him when He had less than six weeks to go?
  • 02:09 Prophecy.
  • 02:10 Prophecy is what separates the Bible from every other book,
  • 02:14 every religious writing, I don't care who wrote it.
  • 02:17 They don't accurately forecast the future.
  • 02:19 Only the Bible accurately forecasts the future.
  • 02:22 And then there's some controversy over future things.
  • 02:25 Different people have a different system of events in prophecy.
  • 02:29 Let me assure you of this,
  • 02:31 in this series the future of believers,
  • 02:33 the prophecy of what's going to happen to us who are saved,
  • 02:36 all of my system, so called, is from Scripture
  • 02:40 and I'll give you Chapter and Verse.
  • 02:41 I'm going to be reading quite a bit of Scripture in this series because
  • 02:44 it's what backs up what I say.
  • 02:48 I don't have emotional feelings about this
  • 02:51 as some people do.
  • 02:52 I mean, they want the Church to go through the Tribulation because
  • 02:54 we deserve punishment, or something like this.
  • 02:56 That doesn't enter into it.
  • 02:59 I'm going to give you what I find in the Scripture
  • 03:00 and I'm going to site chapter and verse as usual.
  • 03:03 So you can verify it yourself.
  • 03:06 Now, why are we studying all the time what happens to the unbeliever?
  • 03:10 You know, when we hear a sermon on prophecy, which isn't very often,
  • 03:14 after all, the Churches have about dropped the subject,
  • 03:17 likewise the seminaries.
  • 03:18 I don't know why exactly, it's the heart of Christianity.
  • 03:22 But still when we do study some prophecy we typically
  • 03:25 study the Tribulation Period, the anti-Christ, Armageddon,
  • 03:29 stuff that's going to happen to the unbeliever.
  • 03:31 Well the truth is the Bible details these things carefully as a witness.
  • 03:36 If only to wake people up,
  • 03:39 it tells you that the future without the Messiah is very bleak,
  • 03:43 that there's trouble coming.
  • 03:45 It's a little like Noah.
  • 03:47 You know the Lord compared His Second Coming,
  • 03:49 He talked about World being like in the days of Noah.
  • 03:52 Well in the days of Noah, he was building a big ship,
  • 03:55 obviously people came by but they laughed at him.
  • 03:59 They didn't stop and think,
  • 04:01 well maybe it's smart to build a big ship,
  • 04:03 maybe there's a reason he's building a ship.
  • 04:06 They could have, I mean it was a matter of life and death
  • 04:09 and so is this, the prophecy system,
  • 04:13 and here I'm talking about the second death.
  • 04:16 The Bible however, calls people's attention to dire future if you don't believe,
  • 04:20 in order to get you to consider it, in order to get you to believe.
  • 04:24 But, once we are saved it's a different matter.
  • 04:27 Now, we look forward to a very happy future,
  • 04:31 There's no question that the future of the believers is a happy one.
  • 04:35 This is the happiest subject you could teach.
  • 04:37 This is the difference between the Bible and any worldly religion.
  • 04:43 I don't care if it's Buddhism or Islam,
  • 04:47 or Judaism, or any of the others,
  • 04:49 they're all works of men.
  • 04:51 Judaism, in which I was educated,
  • 04:53 I could tell you has come down to us as
  • 04:57 nothing more than the opinion of the rabbis
  • 04:59 which as I've written in the newsletters
  • 05:02 is what happens when you turn your entire society to it's lawyers.
  • 05:06 The lawyers pile on more and more law.
  • 05:08 They take fees to apply this law.
  • 05:10 They give advice, in which they're not competent.
  • 05:13 You go from rabbi to rabbi, you get a different judgment.
  • 05:16 It's...This is not really the Judaism of the Bible,
  • 05:20 it's what the rabbi's have made of the thing,
  • 05:23 but it's gone far, far afield,
  • 05:26 but the Bible hasn't changed in all this time.
  • 05:28 And likewise the Holy writ of the other religions
  • 05:31 whether the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, any Holy book,
  • 05:34 It's all just a book,
  • 05:37 it's just somebody's writings,
  • 05:38 somebody's opinion.
  • 05:40 And then more priests come along later and
  • 05:42 enhance those opinions with commentaries and so on.
  • 05:45 The Bible is the Bible.
  • 05:47 It's been the same,
  • 05:49 It's been preserved letter for letter
  • 05:51 as it was when the Jews preserved it for all those millennia,
  • 05:55 and it's comes down to us as exactly the Word of God that we had at the beginning.
  • 06:00 Other than minutiae differences of translations
  • 06:03 we are reading the Word of God when we read the Bible,
  • 06:06 and when we read opinions of rabbis, priests, Imams, Gurus, etc..,
  • 06:11 we're reading the works of men.
  • 06:13 That's the difference.
  • 06:14 Now in the Bible we have a bright future.
  • 06:17 You know, look at it this way.
  • 06:20 We are now living our eternal life, we believers.
  • 06:24 This is the worst part of it, no question.
  • 06:27 Well, everybody's living an eternal life, but
  • 06:30 the question is not of the fact that you will be alive,
  • 06:35 but of location.
  • 06:37 Are you going to live it with God?,
  • 06:38 or are you going to live it without God?
  • 06:40 And that is the difference of a believer
  • 06:42 and an unbeliever, most intensively.
  • 06:44 We're going to look ahead at the events
  • 06:47 of prophecy as they're given in the Scripture.
  • 06:50 And of course the first one of those
  • 06:52 is the rapture of the Church.
  • 06:53 I say the first because that is an event that comes as a surprise.
  • 06:58 Leaving out all the theological arguments
  • 07:01 for the various Scriptures that show
  • 07:05 it's before the tribulation, all the rest of it.
  • 07:08 The rapture is a surprise,
  • 07:10 it's in the twinkling of eye,
  • 07:11 it's as lightning goes across the sky.
  • 07:14 It's a sudden thing.
  • 07:15 And if it's a sudden thing it can't come after some other thing.
  • 07:19 In other words, if it has an event like following
  • 07:22 the anti-Christ signing the peace covenant with Israel,
  • 07:25 which looks like it's in the near future,
  • 07:28 if it waited for that then you would know,
  • 07:31 when the covenant was signed, the rapture's coming right up.
  • 07:35 It couldn't be at the mid Trib point
  • 07:37 of the post Trib point, for the same reason.
  • 07:38 You could just put it on a calendar.
  • 07:40 You'd be ready to go,
  • 07:42 you'd be packed for the rapture.
  • 07:43 That's not how the rapture happens.
  • 07:45 We know it's coming,
  • 07:46 we don't know when it's coming.
  • 07:48 And that is an important point about the rapture.
  • 07:50 "The" important point.
  • 07:52 And, secondly it's for all believers.
  • 07:55 This comes up time after time.
  • 07:57 When I was on the radio in the old days,
  • 07:59 and people could call in and have discussions,
  • 08:02 I had people call and tell me about the "partial" rapture.
  • 08:05 Only the good Christians were going, they said.
  • 08:07 Where are they? I said, I haven't met any.
  • 08:10 You know, the rapture is for sinners.
  • 08:14 The rapture's for the people that need help.
  • 08:16 "The physician comes to heal the sick", Jesus said.
  • 08:20 He said, "I've come to save that which was lost."
  • 08:23 He didn't go to the Temple and try to save the priesthood.
  • 08:26 They wouldn't have listened anyhow.
  • 08:27 I mean, they were lost but they thought they were saved.
  • 08:30 He went to plain folks.
  • 08:32 He went to Zacchaeus in Jericho.
  • 08:34 He went to the harlot, Mary Magdalene.
  • 08:37 He went to the Samaritan woman who
  • 08:39 had a string of husbands and a string of lovers.
  • 08:42 He went to people like that.
  • 08:45 And this is who's going in the rapture.
  • 08:48 If they were saved, they're going in the rapture.
  • 08:50 And it is not for so called "good" Christians.
  • 08:54 It's for all Christians.
  • 08:56 Every one who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation,
  • 08:59 is going in the rapture.
  • 09:01 Everyone that has not is not going.
  • 09:02 It's just that simple.
  • 09:04 You can't fly standby here.
  • 09:05 You really must have a reservation, okay?
  • 09:08 When we get to heaven, what will happen then?
  • 09:10 The first thing will be the judgment of our works.
  • 09:15 You know the judgment of our sins was accomplished at the Cross.
  • 09:17 They were all paid for.
  • 09:19 We're not going to account for our sins.
  • 09:21 Our sins are, as the Lord said,
  • 09:24 I'll remember their sin no more.
  • 09:27 A good Bible teacher told me,
  • 09:29 I've stopped saying to God, "I'll never do that again God"
  • 09:33 because He'll say, "Do what again? I don't remember."
  • 09:38 That's His position, that's what He says His position is.
  • 09:41 Now that's to our sins.
  • 09:43 Now our works are something else.
  • 09:45 Christians aren't saved simply to stand around as museum pieces.
  • 09:50 We're called "workers in a field",
  • 09:52 "soldiers in an army".
  • 09:54 We have responsibilities,
  • 09:56 we have works to do, even if we have the smallest, simplest work.
  • 09:59 Everybody has a gift to enable him to do his work, whatever it is.
  • 10:03 If I teach, then I get a gift of teaching.
  • 10:06 If you sing, then you have a gift of singing.
  • 10:09 And so it goes through the whole church.
  • 10:10 There's no question of it.
  • 10:12 The Lord though, will examine, Did we go?
  • 10:15 Did I get to Israel and
  • 10:16 stand on a mountain and teach this stuff?
  • 10:18 Or did I not go?
  • 10:20 Did you sing when they asked you to?
  • 10:22 Or did you not sing?
  • 10:23 And so on, and so on.
  • 10:24 Intensively we'll be examined as to
  • 10:27 whether our works are
  • 10:28 wood, hay and stubble, on the one hand,
  • 10:30 or gold silver and precious stones on the other
  • 10:33 That's the first thing that will happen when we get to heaven.
  • 10:37 For the rest of the Good News, stay tuned.
  • 10:39 I'll be back after this.
  • 10:49 Do you wonder about your future as a believer in the Messiah?
  • 10:53 Our Founder, Zola Levitt
  • 10:55 wrote a booklet that tells us what lies ahead.
  • 10:58 "GLORY, The Future of the Believers"
  • 11:01 Inside Zola explains:
  • 11:09 Find out what God has prepared for those that love Him.
  • 11:13 Call 1-800-WONDERS
  • 11:15 or go to levitt.com
  • 11:19 Besides our weekly television program
  • 11:21 Zola Levitt Ministries also brings you the website levitt.com
  • 11:26 We have our monthly news magazine,
  • 11:27 The "Levitt Letter",
  • 11:28 and social media outlets including
  • 11:30 Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
  • 11:33 We have a heart for reaching Israel and the Jewish people.
  • 11:36 What about you?
  • 11:38 If you see this ministry as worthy of your donations
  • 11:40 then please, do so.
  • 11:42 Just give us a call at 1-800-WONDERS
  • 11:45 or visit us at levitt.com
  • 11:47 Thank you.
  • 11:53 It is honestly such a treat to hear
  • 11:56 and see Zola Levitt teaching again.
  • 11:59 All of that is because of your financial assistance
  • 12:02 to this ministry and to this program.
  • 12:04 So we thank you for your continued support.
  • 12:07 Now let's go back to Israel to hear more from Zola Levitt.
  • 12:12 Now, going on with our future, this really gets wonderful.
  • 12:16 After that judgment seat of the righteous,
  • 12:19 when our works have been judged,
  • 12:21 the bad works taken away,
  • 12:22 We're simply perfect.
  • 12:23 Our sins are forgiven at the cross,
  • 12:25 and now any bad works are taken away,
  • 12:28 and we are pure, as Paul said,
  • 12:30 A virgin bride to present to His Lord,
  • 12:33 and we marry the Lord in the marriage supper of the Lamb.
  • 12:37 Revelation 19: 7 & 8 says,
  • 12:55 So, our righteousness imputed to us in our salvation and in the judgment seat
  • 13:02 is celebrated with this fine linen clean and white.
  • 13:06 You know, plain white was the color of the
  • 13:09 garment of the ordinary priest in the Tabernacle
  • 13:11 and in the Temples who was sacrificing.
  • 13:14 His hands were in the blood all the time.
  • 13:15 So he could also wear pure white he was considered purely righteous
  • 13:20 cause his sins were always caught up.
  • 13:22 The blood is what you need to approach God
  • 13:25 when there are sins on your conscience.
  • 13:28 Well, he was in white because he was considered sinless.
  • 13:32 We'll be in white because we shall be sinless.
  • 13:36 So that will be a great day.
  • 13:38 Then comes the Second Coming.
  • 13:41 The Second Coming of the Lord is the start of the Kingdom to come.
  • 13:44 And we come back with Him.
  • 13:47 It says, "We that are with Him" in the Scripture.
  • 13:51 That is the whole church that went to heaven in the Rapture.
  • 13:55 We return with the Lord.
  • 13:56 We are an Army this time.
  • 13:58 Here's another case where we're soldiers in an army.
  • 14:00 The Lord rides in on a white horse
  • 14:02 with a vesture, with a garment that says,
  • 14:05 "King of Kings, Lord of Lords", on the thigh of the garment.
  • 14:09 Why on the thigh?
  • 14:10 Well, He's on a horseback wearing a Jewish Prayer Shawl.
  • 14:13 So the writing on the prayer shawl is down on the thigh,
  • 14:16 and that would be at eye level for a man on horseback.
  • 14:20 So it's clear who he is.
  • 14:21 Nobody can say that they didn't see who He is.
  • 14:23 In fact, all Israel will see who He is
  • 14:26 cause it says in Zechariah 12:10
  • 14:28 They shall look upon me whom they have pierced
  • 14:30 and mourn for Him as an only son.
  • 14:32 And a Fountain of cleansing will be open to the House of David.
  • 14:35 Israel will be saved when He comes.
  • 14:37 Romans 11:26, Paul corroborates with the verse,
  • 14:41 "All Israel will be saved when the Deliverer shall come out of Zion."
  • 14:45 So in the end the surviving Jews at the end of the Tribulation
  • 14:49 will look upon Him and be saved.
  • 14:51 Well that's all any of us need to do is look upon Him and we're saved.
  • 14:55 Know that He is Messiah,
  • 14:57 and that's what they will do at that time.
  • 15:00 Now after the Second Coming the Lord has
  • 15:03 certain administrative jobs to do.
  • 15:06 First off, He sets up a Judgment Seat of the Sheep and Goats.
  • 15:10 And this will be the next program.
  • 15:12 Each one of these major headings I'm giving you
  • 15:14 as a program in the upcoming Series.
  • 15:16 Be sure to see all 12 programs because
  • 15:18 it's a one prophecy system from where we are today to eternity,
  • 15:24 through eternity.
  • 15:26 So, watch each program.
  • 15:28 But anyhow, the Lord sets up a judgment seat
  • 15:31 for the people alive at the end of the Tribulation period.
  • 15:34 They come of 2 kinds.
  • 15:36 They either are Believers or they are not Believers.
  • 15:40 And He asks the question,
  • 15:42 Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these the least of my brethren,
  • 15:47 you have done it unto to Me.
  • 15:48 That is, He indicates by their treatment of Israel
  • 15:54 how they will be regarded in the Tribulation,
  • 15:57 at the end of it, to go to the Kingdom or to not go to the Kingdom.
  • 16:00 This is the theme of many Old Testament Books,
  • 16:03 How did you treat Israel?
  • 16:05 Isaiah's Chapter's the burden of Damascus, the burden of Egypt.
  • 16:08 It's all about how did you treat the Chosen People?
  • 16:11 We in this age with our freedom, with our many Bible translations,
  • 16:15 with our open Churches,
  • 16:17 should certainly be able to pass the test of Tribulation period Believers
  • 16:21 and be able to say to the Lord,
  • 16:23 We fed you when you were hungry,
  • 16:24 we gave you to drink when you were thirsty,
  • 16:26 we gave you clothing when you were naked,
  • 16:28 we visited you in prison.
  • 16:30 The Lord, who was in prison Himself and
  • 16:33 the Disciples who were familiar with it tell us
  • 16:36 remember them that are in bonds.
  • 16:38 And so we do.
  • 16:39 You know when we hear from prisoners in our ministry,
  • 16:42 which we often do,
  • 16:43 we send books and so forth,
  • 16:45 we honor them!
  • 16:46 You don't know if they're Disciples of the Lord.
  • 16:49 In any case, the sheep and goats are separated.
  • 16:52 The goats are bound with Satan a thousand years during the Kingdom.
  • 16:55 Now if you survive the Tribulation period but
  • 16:58 you're an unbeliever you go with the Devil.
  • 17:01 You literally go to Hell and
  • 17:03 you are with the Devil during the entire Kingdom,
  • 17:05 you don't see any of it.
  • 17:06 If you're one of the Sheep then you go on.
  • 17:08 I'm not saying you if you're watching and you are a Believer,
  • 17:11 you don't have to worry about this at all.
  • 17:13 You'll be up in Heaven with the Lord doing the
  • 17:16 Judgment Seat of Christ and the Wedding, and then
  • 17:18 you'll return with Him in the Second Coming.
  • 17:21 But if you're not a Believer now
  • 17:24 and you are convinced even by this, then believe me
  • 17:27 Once that Tribulation starts,
  • 17:30 once the anti-Christ makes a peace treaty with Israel,
  • 17:32 and people are trying to make peace treaties with Israel every week now,
  • 17:36 when one makes a peace treaty of seven years,
  • 17:39 oh Lord! receive the Messiah!
  • 17:41 Don't wait another minute.
  • 17:44 The Second Death hangs in the balance
  • 17:46 and I'm going to describe that.
  • 17:47 Anyhow, the Sheep and Goats are done, the Kingdom begins.
  • 17:52 The Lord dedicates the Temple.
  • 17:54 The beginning of the Kingdom is fascinating to me
  • 17:57 because Daniel gives a couple of numbers
  • 18:00 in his verses, Daniel 12:11 and 12,
  • 18:04 how many days to here,
  • 18:05 how many days to there.
  • 18:06 And I calculated those,
  • 18:08 and if you'll watch that program you'll see where
  • 18:10 I've concluded that the Lord holds the judgment
  • 18:12 of the sheep and goats
  • 18:14 about 30 days into the Kingdom.
  • 18:16 And He holds the Dedication of the Temple
  • 18:18 75 days into the Kingdom
  • 18:20 which is no ordinary day,
  • 18:22 it's the 25th day of Kislev, "Hanukkah".
  • 18:25 On the Feast of Dedication
  • 18:26 the Lord dedicates the millennial Temple
  • 18:29 Isn't that something?
  • 18:30 And we have a new ruling house on earth.
  • 18:33 A new place to live with our Husband the King.
  • 18:37 We're the Bride of Christ now but we'll be the Queen of the Kingdom to come,
  • 18:41 the Wife of the King!
  • 18:42 Congratulations!
  • 18:44 You're engaged.
  • 18:45 Well, when we start this Kingdom
  • 18:48 it'll be a life of just wonderful visits with the Lord,
  • 18:55 and preachings of the Lord,
  • 18:57 and visits to the Temple.
  • 18:58 And by the way, there will be sacrifices in the Kingdom.
  • 19:01 And if you doubt that, watch that program and I'll tell you why.
  • 19:04 At the end of the Kingdom there is a certain amount
  • 19:07 of mischief that starts up again
  • 19:09 because there are unbelievers born in the Kingdom.
  • 19:11 Remember those sheep from the Tribulation Period.
  • 19:14 They come into the Kingdom in their natural bodies,
  • 19:17 they marry, they are given in marriage,
  • 19:18 and they have children.
  • 19:20 Those children are born of Adam.
  • 19:21 They're born as sinners again.
  • 19:23 They marry others and other people born of Adam
  • 19:28 and slowly the unbelieving population starts to grow.
  • 19:33 And by the end of the thousand years
  • 19:34 there is one more rebellion called,
  • 19:37 The Invasion of Gog and Megog,
  • 19:39 named for the same invasion that was back in Ezekiel 38 and 39,
  • 19:43 before the Tribulation.
  • 19:45 And it's a second time, it's a replay that is,
  • 19:49 God calls it by the same name I think,
  • 19:51 in memory of the first invasion which was also
  • 19:54 an ill advice assault on Israel that goes nowhere.
  • 19:57 And then the Kingdom ends
  • 19:59 and the Great White Throne is set up.
  • 20:02 And that's our next big subject.
  • 20:03 God will judge the wicked of all ages from Adam's time.
  • 20:08 I guess Cain will be one of the wicked,
  • 20:10 well, the first of the wicked.
  • 20:12 and on out through the wicked of our time and in the Kingdom,
  • 20:16 all of those will appear.
  • 20:19 The ones bound with Satan throughout the Kingdom
  • 20:21 will appear before the Great White Throne and God will Judge them.
  • 20:25 This is called the Second Resurrection.
  • 20:27 The First Resurrection was of the Saints, of the Believers,
  • 20:30 of the Old Testament Believers,
  • 20:32 the New Testament, the Church,
  • 20:34 the Tribulation period who were beheaded for their faith.
  • 20:37 All Believers.
  • 20:38 The Second Resurrection is the unbeliever unto judgment.
  • 20:43 This is the judgment from which we are saved.
  • 20:45 When they say "Jesus Saves", most intensively,
  • 20:47 this is what He saves you from going to that court
  • 20:50 and trying to account for everything done in your life.
  • 20:53 Oh my!
  • 20:55 I would rather have the kind of case that is dismissed.
  • 20:58 When you're saved, that Court is of no threat at all.
  • 21:01 That Court is like traffic court
  • 21:03 when they say, no use you coming,
  • 21:04 the policeman didn't show up.
  • 21:06 The Case is dropped.
  • 21:07 Your case is dropped because you have a
  • 21:09 Gift Certificate to Salvation.
  • 21:11 When you have a Gift Certificate
  • 21:12 you know, you take it to the store, they give you the stuff.
  • 21:15 It's not that the stuff is free,
  • 21:17 It's that Someone went to there, that store ahead of you,
  • 21:20 and paid for it.
  • 21:21 So, that's all there is about the Great White Throne, but
  • 21:26 we'll teach it because it is at the end of the Kingdom,
  • 21:29 and the beginning of the period called Eternity.
  • 21:31 Eternity I can explain in just 3 words...
  • 21:35 No more tears
  • 21:47 Kirsten and I are always honored
  • 21:49 and excited to be at this desk
  • 21:50 with Dr. Seif
  • 21:52 We're glad that you are back with us at this table.
  • 21:55 Well, it's fun, really it is.
  • 21:57 So much to get into but first of all
  • 22:00 you told me today that you've been to Israel 50 times?
  • 22:03 Is that correct?
  • 22:04 About 50 times.
  • 22:06 How many of those with Zola would you say?
  • 22:07 I don't know, 20 or so I'd imagine - 25.
  • 22:11 I didn't get my start in ministry with Zola
  • 22:15 but I got my big start when he took me on as an intern,
  • 22:20 when I got to write my first paperback book with him.
  • 22:24 It was like - WOW.
  • 22:26 When he was doing television,
  • 22:27 when he was the principle,
  • 22:29 he would have me to do research in order
  • 22:32 to be able to contribute to what he was all about.
  • 22:35 I had a good run with Zola for a number of years.
  • 22:37 I left, took a Doctorate and became a professor.
  • 22:40 But found memories, good times, good work.
  • 22:42 And I think you know how much he
  • 22:44 loves this series that he taught
  • 22:45 back in 2001.
  • 22:47 This whole topic
  • 22:48 what happens for the Believer.
  • 22:49 Bible prophecy was important to him.
  • 22:52 It's Good News from Ancient Jews.
  • 22:54 A positive finish for human history.
  • 22:57 A lot of people, our viewers
  • 22:59 live in despair, just a hair away from
  • 23:04 discouragement, despair, disorientation,
  • 23:06 worrying about their own futures,
  • 23:08 their families and the world at large.
  • 23:10 And to take a look at the Book,
  • 23:12 the Biblical narrative,
  • 23:13 and see what God has for Believers,
  • 23:15 it's a good story to tell,
  • 23:16 though there's some road bumps.
  • 23:18 Right, and that's what the Series is.
  • 23:20 We'll learn about all those steps.
  • 23:22 I think some people
  • 23:23 have a problem with the time line.
  • 23:26 Like, when is this happening?
  • 23:27 When does that happen?
  • 23:28 And that's what this whole Series is about.
  • 23:30 Yeah, he lays it out.
  • 23:31 He gives a perspective that was popular and
  • 23:35 still is to a certain extent.
  • 23:36 It's a cogent to responsible telling
  • 23:38 of how the Bible unfolds as we look
  • 23:41 to the ragged edge of human history.
  • 23:44 Good things coming.
  • 23:44 Right.
  • 23:45 And that's what the Series is.
  • 23:47 I see in the pew in Church every week
  • 23:50 where people don't quite get about
  • 23:53 the End Times, what's happening in our world today.
  • 23:56 Well, I get it.
  • 23:57 You know, a lot of people that write
  • 23:58 books about the end of the world,
  • 24:00 I don't know whether it's just the creative
  • 24:02 imagination of the story teller.
  • 24:03 To what extent is it their imagination?
  • 24:05 To what extent is it the Biblical narrative itself?
  • 24:08 And sometimes these books on Bible prophecy
  • 24:10 aren't worth the paper they're written on ten years later.
  • 24:12 Confusion maybe?
  • 24:13 That's a fact.
  • 24:14 In all fairness it is rather confusing.
  • 24:17 It's nebulous.
  • 24:19 There's an old saying,
  • 24:20 I think it was Martin Luther who said it.
  • 24:22 The only good theology is the theology of pilgrims.
  • 24:25 Because we're all talking about a person
  • 24:27 we've never seen in a place we've never been.
  • 24:30 That said, I think Zola does a good job of
  • 24:33 wanting to look at things that are sure and true.
  • 24:36 That are relatively non-negotiable,
  • 24:39 and they serve as landmarks that we can look toward.
  • 24:42 Were Zola alive today...
  • 24:44 You know, St. Augustine at the end of his day
  • 24:47 wrote a book called "Retractions".
  • 24:49 What he says is as he grew there were ways that he wanted
  • 24:52 to adjust things that he said earlier
  • 24:54 Zola's not here to say what he might adjust.
  • 24:58 I don't think he'd adjust much.
  • 25:00 We're going to take a look at the Good Book
  • 25:02 through the eyes of Zola Levitt
  • 25:03 and I think we're going to land on
  • 25:05 pillar promises in Scripture
  • 25:07 that we need to lay hold of for our own personal lives,
  • 25:09 as well of the world to come.
  • 25:11 We have so much more to chat with you about.
  • 25:13 You are in for a treat.
  • 25:14 This is going to be a great Series.
  • 25:16 You did this for years.
  • 25:18 And Zola did it for years.
  • 25:20 Would you close out our program today?
  • 25:23 Pleasure
  • 25:24 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 25:28 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
  • 25:40 ♪ Father, Father take this sheep, ♪
  • 25:44 ♪ take one more unworthy sheep. ♪
  • 25:48 ♪ In my heart Thy Word I keep. ♪
  • 25:52 ♪ Father take this sheep. ♪
  • 25:56 ♪ Music Interlude ♪
  • 26:10 ♪ For I long to see Thy Kingdom come, ♪
  • 26:14 ♪ And in praise and prayers I sing. ♪
  • 26:18 ♪ And my life is Yours till the end of time, ♪
  • 26:22 ♪ for the service of the King. ♪
  • 26:29 ♪ Music Interlude ♪
  • 26:39 ♪ Father, Father take this sheep, ♪
  • 26:43 ♪ take one more unworthy sheep. ♪
  • 26:47 ♪ In my heart Thy Word I keep. ♪
  • 26:51 ♪ Father take this sheep, ♪
  • 26:55 ♪ Father take... ♪
  • 27:03 ♪ this sheep. ♪♪
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Episodes in this series

  1. Overview
  2. The Rapture
  3. The Judgment Seat of the Righteous
  4. The Wedding
  5. The Second Coming
  6. The Throne of Judgment
  7. The Kingdom Begins
  8. The Kingdom in Progress
  9. The Gog & Magog Invasion
  10. The Great White Throne of Judgment
  11. Eternity
  12. The Music

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