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Episode: “The Throne of Judgment”
From the Valley of Decision in Jerusalem, Zola teaches on the judgment of those who will live and die during the Great Tribulation. David, Kirsten, and Jeff discuss how our decisions now control our final destination.
Series: “Thy Kingdom Come (2018)”
The Future of Believers
Originally produced in 2001 and now refreshed with improved sound and picture quality, each of the 12 programs of Thy Kingdom Come searches Bible prophecy to reveal the glorious future events awaiting all Believers in Messiah. In the studio, David and Kirsten Hart introduce Zola Levitt’s timeless, on-location teachings and his original music, with analysis from senior theologian, Dr. Jeffrey Seif.

Caption transcript for Thy Kingdom Come (2018): “The Throne of Judgment” (6/12)

  • 00:01 What does the Bible say about Judgment Day?
  • 00:04 Find next on Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:11 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved,
  • 00:18 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek,
  • 00:21 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:43 Welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:44 I am David Hart.
  • 00:46 And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:47 Jeffrey Seif!
  • 00:48 We're in the middle of our series "Thy Kingdom Come"
  • 00:50 which first in 2001 with our wonderful Founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 00:55 And we have you, our Senior Theologian.
  • 00:58 Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:00 It's nice to be with you.
  • 01:01 Today's topic is on Judgment Day.
  • 01:04 I almost feel like it's "Dah dah dah daaaah"
  • 01:07 What? Judgment Day!
  • 01:08 Is it going to be horrible, scary?
  • 01:10 It's scary you know.
  • 01:12 That's the bad news.
  • 01:13 You want some good news?
  • 01:14 Yes! Yes!
  • 01:15 We have a lawyer!
  • 01:16 How about that?
  • 01:16 Good!
  • 01:17 The New Testament calls Christ our Advocate!
  • 01:20 Messiah, our Advocate.
  • 01:21 We're going into Court with the Son Himself.
  • 01:24 We'll come out fine.
  • 01:25 And not quilty, right?
  • 01:26 Is that what we're gonna be....?
  • 01:28 That's Good News today.
  • 01:30 Let's go hear some more Good News
  • 01:31 from our Founder, Zola Levitt, in Israel.
  • 01:36 Revelation 20:4 says,
  • 01:58 Here, obviously God is rewarding the righteous who died,
  • 02:02 who were beheaded because they believed in Jesus.
  • 02:05 They didn't take the mark of the anti-Christ,
  • 02:07 and we're talking people during the 7 year Tribulation.
  • 02:10 We're at that point in our study of the future of the Believers.
  • 02:15 And these are Believers that were outlaws actually under the anti-Christ's reign.
  • 02:21 And many were apprehended and executed for their faith.
  • 02:26 And here we read of the Lord resurrecting them.
  • 02:29 There's 4 groups of people that have to be dealt with at the end of the Tribulation.
  • 02:33 The Righteous dead, the Wicked dead.
  • 02:36 There were people who took the number of the Beast but died otherwise,
  • 02:41 say in the Battle of Armageddon or whatever,
  • 02:44 and they too are to be judged.
  • 02:46 And then there are the righteous living
  • 02:49 and the unrighteous living.
  • 02:50 There were the living people that made it through the Tribulation.
  • 02:55 They didn't take the mark.
  • 02:56 They somehow hid out.
  • 02:57 They were outlaws but never apprehended.
  • 02:59 They were taken in by people who when they needed shelter they were fed and so on.
  • 03:04 We're going to come to that.
  • 03:05 And they live through the whole thing.
  • 03:07 And they are judged at this point too.
  • 03:10 And they are called "the Sheep".
  • 03:11 And then there's the unrighteous living,
  • 03:14 those that took the number of the Beast,
  • 03:15 survived the whole Tribulation.
  • 03:17 They are judged at this time too,
  • 03:19 and they are called "the Goats".
  • 03:21 And we're gonna come to that.
  • 03:22 Psalm 96:13 says,
  • 03:32 And where does He judge?
  • 03:33 Right here!
  • 03:35 Joel 3:1-2 says,
  • 03:54 This is the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
  • 03:56 or anyway, it's around the corner from it.
  • 03:59 It starts at the far side called the Kidron Valley.
  • 04:01 It comes around behind me to the Hinnom Valley,
  • 04:04 and here is where He will judge the nations.
  • 04:07 "Nations" in Hebrew is " Goyim ",
  • 04:10 or Gentiles,
  • 04:12 there will be a great, great many Gentiles
  • 04:14 at Tribulation period population to be judged at this time.
  • 04:18 And the very word " Jehoshaphat " in Hebrew, means "Jehovah Judges"
  • 04:23 He is the Righteous Judge.
  • 04:26 First off He deals with Satan.
  • 04:29 The Devil who has confounded the unbelievers blinding them all this time.
  • 04:33 II Corinthians 4:4 deals with this.
  • 04:47 So here in this Valley first off He will gather the population
  • 04:51 and bind Satan for a thousand years.
  • 04:54 And so the sheep and goats are assembled in the Valley
  • 04:58 for the judgment by the Lord
  • 05:01 in what Joel calls the Valley of Decision.
  • 05:04 This again is for the 7 years worth of Tribulation people
  • 05:08 who are still alive, who are surviving,
  • 05:11 believers and unbelievers as it happen.
  • 05:13 We could pick this up in Matthew 25:32-33
  • 05:30 You know, you can see this acted out in Jerusalem.
  • 05:33 Up till recently there used to be sheep and goats market,
  • 05:37 kind of at the northern wall of the Temple.
  • 05:39 And the Bedouin would bring in their animals from the wilderness.
  • 05:42 They were using trucks.
  • 05:44 In the old days they drove them in, on their feet,
  • 05:47 But I saw that when they had trucks and they were
  • 05:51 running off the back of the trucks,
  • 05:53 and the baby sheep and baby goats looked somewhat alike
  • 05:56 but the sheep are much more valuable.
  • 05:58 And they have a boy standing with a stick
  • 06:00 and he carefully separates the sheep from the goats.
  • 06:02 They've been doing this for so long the Lord saw it
  • 06:05 and the people in His time saw it,
  • 06:08 and when He used this expression, He'll "separate the sheep from the goats
  • 06:11 it must have been very compelling on them indeed.
  • 06:14 And the judgment goes like this,
  • 06:26 And He's very pleased with these Believers
  • 06:28 and He says just why.
  • 06:43 They acted like Believers.
  • 06:45 They demonstrated faith
  • 06:46 by treating especially the 144,000 this way.
  • 06:50 That 144,000 are the Jewish Believers that
  • 06:55 are going around in the Tribulation testifying of Christ.
  • 06:57 They are outlaws obviously in the anti-Christ society,
  • 07:01 and when one came to your door, say at midnight,
  • 07:03 say with the police not far behind,
  • 07:05 and cried out for shelter or for food or for something,
  • 07:08 clothing, something...
  • 07:10 thirst, something to drink
  • 07:13 You could either demonstrate faith if you had faith
  • 07:17 by saying, "Alright, come in quickly",
  • 07:19 close the door, take care of him or give him food or whatever he needed.
  • 07:22 Or if you weren't a Believer you would say, "Well come on now, you,re an outlaw,"
  • 07:26 "you don't even have a number on you."
  • 07:28 "Get out of my yard. Get away from here. I don't want the police here."
  • 07:30 And you would throw them out.
  • 07:31 But that would make you a goat in this hearing.
  • 07:34 You wouldn't have treated them that way.
  • 07:37 And in their honesty the sheep answer the Lord this way,
  • 07:50 So frankly, "We never even saw you."
  • 07:53 And so He gives maxim of the judgment in verse 40.
  • 08:08 Let me translate that nice and clear for you.
  • 08:11 "If you've done it for my Jewish brothers,"
  • 08:13 "I give you credit for having done it for me."
  • 08:16 When one of those 144,000 knock on your door,
  • 08:19 or someone they had brought to faith,
  • 08:21 and you treated them well,
  • 08:23 and you took them in and you gave them what they needed,
  • 08:25 it was as if it were Me Myself.
  • 08:28 And if you turned them away it's as if you turned Me away.
  • 08:31 Gosh, He tells, "visit them that are in prison."
  • 08:33 Christ and his men were often in prison.
  • 08:36 That's part of being a Christian,
  • 08:38 especially in their time.
  • 08:40 Well, prisoners know that the Lord said,
  • 08:42 "Remember them which are in bonds."
  • 08:45 And you know when we get letters in our ministry
  • 08:46 from penitentiaries and so on,
  • 08:48 we send books, we treat them well,
  • 08:50 because the Lord recommended them to us.
  • 08:53 Paul was in prison in Phillipia and we
  • 08:56 visit his prison when we we're on the tour.
  • 09:00 You know, these goats try to answer the same way.
  • 09:03 They say, "We never even saw you. What do you mean?"
  • 09:05 "You didn't come to my door."
  • 09:07 And then the answers then the same way in verse 45.
  • 09:19 And it's if Christ came to their door and they turned Him away.
  • 09:23 Which they would, if they were unbelievers.
  • 09:25 unbelievers turned Him away often and the Apostles as well.
  • 09:28 And this one though has a punch line on it.
  • 09:31 At the end of the chapter at verse 46 it says,
  • 09:39 For those 7 years worth of people in the Tribulation,
  • 09:43 the Lord holds this entire immigration,
  • 09:46 and separates the sheep from the goats,
  • 09:48 takes the sheep into the 1,000 Year Kingdom with Him.
  • 09:51 They go in, in their natural body.
  • 09:54 That's different.
  • 09:55 We're going to bring that up.
  • 09:57 But in any case, from this point
  • 09:58 even people that were martyred are going in the Kingdom with Him.
  • 10:01 All believers are going in the Kingdom with Him.
  • 10:03 And all the wicked, dead and the living
  • 10:05 are going to be bound with the Devil,
  • 10:08 the thousand years until the Kingdom ends.
  • 10:10 Back after this.
  • 10:22 Our Resource this week,
  • 10:24 our series "Watch Therefore and Be Ready" on DVD
  • 10:28 This 8 program series points to...
  • 10:36 Each program includes location teaching,
  • 10:39 reports from Israel
  • 10:40 in studio analysis
  • 10:42 plus music from David and Kirsten Hart.
  • 10:45 Contact us and ask for the DVD Series
  • 10:49 "Watch Therefore and be Ready"
  • 10:55 Sometimes the journey to Yerushalayim can be a long one.
  • 11:02 Abraham journeyed for 62 years from Ur
  • 11:05 and then offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God
  • 11:09 atop of Mount Moriah.
  • 11:11 The Ark of the Covenant journeyed for 500 years
  • 11:15 until it found its final resting place in King Solomon's Temple
  • 11:19 atop the very same Mount!
  • 11:21 Our journey to Yerushalayim is only complete when we
  • 11:24 can finally cast our eyes upon God's Holy Mountain.
  • 11:28 This will be a journey we will never forget.
  • 11:33 When your feet touch this Holy Ground
  • 11:36 you will know what I mean.
  • 11:45 For your free brochure on our next tour to Israel call
  • 11:54 You can see and experience for yourself
  • 11:57 all the sites where Zola has been teaching from for this whole series.
  • 12:01 Simply go to levitt.com
  • 12:03 Click on our Tour Page
  • 12:04 find out about our Fall Tour and our Spring Tour.
  • 12:07 We go twice a year.
  • 12:09 We would love to have you on the bus with us
  • 12:11 seeing the Holy Land.
  • 12:13 Now let's go back to Zola from Israel.
  • 12:17 Well, here's the Valley of Decision.
  • 12:20 The Lord will assemble all the people from the Tribulation here.
  • 12:24 You know, this test of Israel,
  • 12:27 if you follow our ministry you know that we are constantly
  • 12:30 harping on the churches, on the seminaries,
  • 12:33 Don't forget the Holy Land!
  • 12:34 It isn't a matter of how did you treat them,
  • 12:37 it's a matter reminding you that there is a Holy Land,
  • 12:39 that there is a Promised Land,
  • 12:41 that we're going here for a thousand years, here!
  • 12:43 It's here to see.
  • 12:45 And if you go through the seminaries these days
  • 12:48 you hardly hear of Israel.
  • 12:50 At church it's just not polite to mention it.
  • 12:53 I got summoned to a church to teach Passover and
  • 12:55 I'm told by letter that "Don't mention End Times prophecy."
  • 12:59 That's a buzz word for "Don't stand there and talk about Israel."
  • 13:03 "Just teach us Passover"
  • 13:05 That's pretty tricky when you think about it
  • 13:07 since this is the Crown Jewel of God's Feasts for Israel.
  • 13:10 But anyway, you know, this is going to be the test at the end.
  • 13:14 The Lord has a lot to do at this time.
  • 13:16 When I'm saying "the end" I'm saying the end of the Tribulation,
  • 13:19 the Second Coming when the Age changes completely
  • 13:22 when the world goes over into the Thousand Year Reign.
  • 13:25 And everything will change.
  • 13:27 The Lion will lie down with the Lamb.
  • 13:29 The child will play at the snake's den.
  • 13:32 Things will be peaceful in the world.
  • 13:34 And it won't be like one comedian said, that
  • 13:38 "The Lion may well lie down with the Lamb but the Lamb won't get much sleep.
  • 13:42 No! The Lamb will sleep peacefully because the Lion will be pacified
  • 13:46 and the whole world in general will be pacified.
  • 13:49 The thing that characterizes the entire Kingdom
  • 13:51 is it's an Age of Peace right up until the very end.
  • 13:55 And we're going to talk about that.
  • 13:57 But anyhow, the Lord has some people to dispose of now,
  • 14:00 the dead and the living
  • 14:02 Revelation 20:5 deals with the dead.
  • 14:07 We've just come from Revelation 20:4
  • 14:10 which I commented before about the Believers from the Tribulation.
  • 14:14 They hadn't received the mark.
  • 14:16 They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
  • 14:18 And then the next verse 20:5,
  • 14:27 They are bound with Satan
  • 14:29 and then the next verse 6,
  • 14:43 There are two major resurrections that are spoken of in the Gospel,
  • 14:47 The Resurrection of the Just,
  • 14:49 and the Resurrection of the Wicked,
  • 14:51 or the unrighteous, or however it's put.
  • 14:54 And the first Resurrection is of the Just, the Church,
  • 14:58 The Believers of the Tribulation.
  • 15:01 But also way back, the Believers of all time!
  • 15:04 I said Old Testament Saints.
  • 15:05 Yes, at this time the Old Testament Saints are raised.
  • 15:09 Daniel 12: 2 and 3 says,
  • 15:10 some are raised to everlasting life,
  • 15:13 some lowered to shame and contempt.
  • 15:16 The Old Testament does speak of the Resurrection,
  • 15:18 whether your Jewish friend thinks so or not.
  • 15:20 Adam will be there!
  • 15:23 Adam is part of this Resurrection.
  • 15:26 Cain and Abel will be there,
  • 15:27 and we could see easily who's the Sheep and the Goat in that case.
  • 15:31 The Prophets, the Patriarchs,
  • 15:34 people will be there from all Ages.
  • 15:38 And, you know, you think of a personality like Job,
  • 15:41 who said to God, "Appoint me a [Hebrew word],
  • 15:43 "A given time that I could be in the grave,"
  • 15:48 "and You will want the work of Your hands."
  • 15:51 "You will desire the body of Job."
  • 15:55 And he says, "And so in my flesh will I see God."
  • 15:59 Well this is the time that God will settle with people from all times,
  • 16:04 as they are Believers or Unbelievers as they
  • 16:07 go to the Kingdom or as they are bound with Satan.
  • 16:11 Zechariah 2:8-12 speaks also on Israel and judgment.
  • 16:25 He's talking about Israel.
  • 16:30 There's an expression we use all the time,
  • 16:31 "The Apple of His Eye".
  • 16:33 God uses it to talk about Israel.
  • 16:53 "Many nations", how do you like that?
  • 16:55 The nations, the Gentiles,
  • 16:57 Gosh, it goes back to Adam's time and Noah
  • 17:00 and all of those people before the Covenant with Abraham.
  • 17:03 It goes forward to the Tribulation,
  • 17:05 to the Gentiles saved in that time,
  • 17:08 and that will be a time of Gentile Salvation,
  • 17:10 and they will all be joined to the Lord and shall be His people.
  • 17:27 Indeed, God will reign from Jerusalem.
  • 17:29 Jerusalem never disappears from history - not ever!
  • 17:32 I mean, it's 3,000 years old now,
  • 17:34 it's been conquered, they say, 29 times and rebuilt.
  • 17:37 By the way, you're hearing bells and shouting in the background
  • 17:40 because there are herds in this valley.
  • 17:43 This valley is inevitably to be a Valley of Judgment
  • 17:47 was in Christ's time called " Gehenna ",
  • 17:50 it was "Hell"!
  • 17:51 It was Hell on Earth.
  • 17:52 It was a dump for the City.
  • 17:54 There was a fire going all the time,
  • 17:55 and garbage thrown out from the Gate of the Temple above, the "Dung Gate"
  • 18:00 The fire was going and the Lord used it
  • 18:03 as an image of Hell and punishment and so on.
  • 18:07 And of course in this Judgment those goats the Lord separates out
  • 18:11 will be bound with Satan in Hell indeed.
  • 18:15 It's fascinating to come here and a heard of goats comes with me,
  • 18:19 and the bells that you hear are hung around their neck
  • 18:22 so that the shepherd can keep track of them.
  • 18:25 And they here him and they know his voice,
  • 18:27 as the Lord said, "My sheep know my voice."
  • 18:29 Well, Isaiah talks about judgment in particular.
  • 18:34 He mentions the time judgment 45 times in his book.
  • 18:38 His challenge is that we trust God, believe God,
  • 18:42 and go with God to the Kingdom.
  • 18:46 And like Jerusalem on into eternity in the new Jerusalem.
  • 18:59 Our Resource this week,
  • 19:00 our series "Watch Therefore and Be Ready" on DVD
  • 19:05 This 8 program series points to...
  • 19:12 Each program includes location teaching,
  • 19:15 reports from Israel
  • 19:17 in studio analysis
  • 19:19 plus music from David and Kirsten Hart.
  • 19:22 Contact us and ask for the DVD Series
  • 19:25 "Watch Therefore and be Ready"
  • 19:30 Our Founder Zola Levitt established this ministry in 1979.
  • 19:34 Today we continue bringing you the Good News of Messiah,
  • 19:38 and the truth about Israel
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  • 20:01 We are so thankful for your financial support of this program
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  • 20:07 Do you remember?
  • 20:08 Last time we were in Jerusalem
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  • 20:35 And Dr. Jeffrey Seif our Senior Theologian is here.
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  • 20:49 to be able to bring the Good News to folk beyond the pews.
  • 20:54 You know a Pastor speaks in a church
  • 20:56 and 100, 200 or 1,000 people listen.
  • 20:58 We speak and it goes out to hundreds of thousands of people.
  • 21:02 That's why, relative to the support,
  • 21:03 that's why every Pastor likes a dime to pay the mortgage,
  • 21:06 but here, the rent isn't for a house that holds 2,000,
  • 21:09 It's for a house that holds 2 million all over the world,
  • 21:13 not just for the neighborhood.
  • 21:15 Which is so exciting because those that give,
  • 21:17 and when you give you are literally touching millions of people.
  • 21:22 And that is the God's honest truth.
  • 21:24 It really is.
  • 21:25 Here's the question of the day Dr. Seif.
  • 21:28 Do we have freedom to choose our destiny
  • 21:30 in the Kingdom era?
  • 21:31 I believe that people need to have an internal locus of control.
  • 21:36 You know the old, "The Devil made me do it."
  • 21:38 "I'm driven by impulses beyond my control." never abides with me.
  • 21:42 And when I hear Paul in the Corinthian correspondence,
  • 21:48 he says in verse 9,
  • 21:57 And that is that we and you, we're deliberate.
  • 22:02 We make it our aim.
  • 22:03 We focus.
  • 22:05 We make it our desire.
  • 22:06 We don't just accidentally roll into a Christian life,
  • 22:09 "Well, I feel like going to Church today."
  • 22:12 "Well, I feel like tithing."
  • 22:14 No, we make an executive decision.
  • 22:18 We decide who we are in the world
  • 22:21 and how we're going to be in the world.
  • 22:24 And he says it here, by the way.
  • 22:25 This precedes a verse that's on the menu.
  • 22:27 It's a conjunction.
  • 22:30 He says, "We make it our aim."
  • 22:31 And then weigh in on this.
  • 22:32 I don't want to just ramble.
  • 22:33 He says,
  • 22:34 "We make it our aim to be pleasing.",
  • 22:36 that deliberateness.
  • 22:38 And then, in verse 10,
  • 22:39 "For (a conjunction) we must all appear before the Judgment Seat,"
  • 22:45 "and given an account".
  • 22:46 I was going to say,
  • 22:47 it's a good thing honestly now
  • 22:49 This might sound odd, but I'm not God.
  • 22:52 Because during this whole...
  • 22:55 especially the Thousand Year Reign of Christ,
  • 22:57 I don't understand how people could not choose Christ,
  • 23:03 and not choose to follow Him.
  • 23:04 I know He gives choice.
  • 23:05 I don't think I would.
  • 23:07 Like - "you follow me cause I'm the right way.
  • 23:09 Yeh, well there's a lot of things I don't understand.
  • 23:12 There is a Thousand Year Reign but there is a break away at the end of it,
  • 23:15 when people are given the opportunity to make a choice, they choose poorly.
  • 23:19 It's like what happens with our children oftentimes,
  • 23:21 sad to say, you know, they're in the home, they're under the dome
  • 23:25 But once they go off to college you know,
  • 23:27 they visit "Gay Paris" and they don't want to come back to the farm.
  • 23:30 It's not uncommon for people to jettison biblical faith, virtue and value
  • 23:36 when given the opportunity to do so.
  • 23:38 When they're under our tutelage there less apt,
  • 23:40 but once they're off the radar
  • 23:42 when the cat's away the mice play.
  • 23:44 It's unfortunate but it's human nature.
  • 23:46 All of us fail.
  • 23:47 Pastors fail
  • 23:49 We hear that all the time.
  • 23:50 But there's hope.
  • 23:52 There surely is.
  • 23:53 And I think we hear too much of the time that Pastors fail.
  • 23:55 And by that I mean,
  • 23:57 it becomes some rhetorical piece to denigrate Christian faith, value and virtue.
  • 24:02 "Oh, look, even the Reverends are screwed up.
  • 24:04 The truth of the matter it's greatly overstated.
  • 24:06 For every minister that bites the dust,
  • 24:10 there's a zillion out there plugging away,
  • 24:12 no TV cameras are pointing at them.
  • 24:15 There not filling up auditoriums with the thousands,
  • 24:17 just good people ministering to God's people.
  • 24:20 They never get the credit.
  • 24:22 And again, for every bad apple there's 99 good ones in the bushel.
  • 24:26 Let's talk about that.
  • 24:27 Right, and we have...
  • 24:29 I think it is beautiful.
  • 24:30 And again, I say if I were God I'd be like
  • 24:32 "You follow me", and there's no other choice.
  • 24:34 But He does give us choice.
  • 24:36 And that's why were here, to proclaim the Good News.
  • 24:41 And follow Him cause the rewards are great.
  • 24:43 Yes, and that's a very Jewish telling, by the way.
  • 24:45 In the Jewish world it's construed,
  • 24:48 we have what's called [Hebrew words]
  • 24:50 which is the bad inclination,
  • 24:52 and [Hebrew words]
  • 24:54 which is the good inclination.
  • 24:56 Remember the Bugs Bunny Cartoons?
  • 24:58 There's Bugs, and a little Angel appears,
  • 25:00 "Bugs, don't steal the carrot!"
  • 25:02 The other one goes, "Bugs, you can do it."
  • 25:04 Hebrew words]
  • 25:07 The "Good Inclination",
  • 25:08 The "Bad Inclination".
  • 25:09 People need to make a choice.
  • 25:12 And in the Jewish world
  • 25:13 we think that individuals can make the decision.
  • 25:17 And I tell people, it's important to make right decisions.
  • 25:21 I tell folk, every one should be concerned about the future.
  • 25:23 You know why?
  • 25:25 Because we're all going to spend the rest of our life in the future.
  • 25:27 And the quality of the future is going to be
  • 25:29 determined by the decisions that we make today.
  • 25:33 Good choices.
  • 25:34 Right.
  • 25:34 And choose well.
  • 25:36 Choose well.
  • 25:37 Because the rewards for choosing Christ, Messiah Yeshua HaMashiach
  • 25:42 far outweighs.
  • 25:43 Girl, your Hebrew!
  • 25:44 I'm telling you, you're sounding like a native!
  • 25:47 I'm trying to get the "huch" in there.
  • 25:49 "Huch" - you gotta do it like you're about to spit.
  • 25:50 You just got me.
  • 25:51 It's our fifth time to Israel so we're doing pretty good.
  • 25:53 Listen, you're just racking up those dribs.
  • 25:55 And our Hebrew Lessons every week, they help us too.
  • 25:57 Yeah.
  • 25:58 But the chose has rewards.
  • 26:00 Yes, it surely, surely does.
  • 26:02 And may it be that we all make good choices.
  • 26:06 I think a lot of times in church,
  • 26:09 "Oh, just go to this church and sit here, and put your money here,"
  • 26:11 "and everything's gonna come up roses.
  • 26:14 If it's sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
  • 26:16 People need to make decisions.
  • 26:18 That's right.
  • 26:18 Choose Him.
  • 26:19 We're gonna hear a Zola song right now,
  • 26:21 but we end our program with this wonderful prayer.
  • 26:25 Sha'alu'Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 26:28 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.
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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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