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Episode: “The Kingdom in Progress”
From the Mount of Olives, Zola explains how different living in the Millennial Kingdom will be. Kirsten wonders why anyone would reject Christ during His reign, but some will succumb to the dark side of human nature.
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 Kingdom in Progress” (8/12)

  • 00:01 Kirsten Hart: What will it be like when Jesus returns and sets
  • 00:06 up his kingdom here on earth? Find out next on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:10 ♪♪♪
  • 00:15 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:18 for Israel is, that they might be saved.
  • 00:22 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
  • 00:24 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:27 that call upon him."
  • 00:30 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:32 ♪♪♪
  • 00:46 David Hart: Thank you for joining us today
  • 00:47 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:49 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:50 Kirsten: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:51 Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:53 David: We are in the middle of our series,
  • 00:54 "Thy Kingdom Come," which first aired in 2001.
  • 00:55 And we've heard teaching on the rapture
  • 00:57 and on the second coming.
  • 00:59 Kirsten: And now we're at the kingdom, finally,
  • 01:03 that happens on earth.
  • 01:04 David: Setting up the kingdom.
  • 01:05 Kirsten: Right, and that's what Zola's teaching today,
  • 01:07 but we have your extra insight, our senior theologian.
  • 01:10 Jeffrey: Well, we're all working at penetrating
  • 01:13 into the biblical text.
  • 01:15 You know, Jesus did say, "Pray, 'Thy kingdom come
  • 01:19 and thy will be done,'"
  • 01:21 so it should be more the forefront of Christian thinking.
  • 01:26 Jesus seems to have placed it there.
  • 01:28 It's kinda fallen into the background.
  • 01:29 We think about the kingdom as when we die and we're jettisoned
  • 01:32 into the new experience, but there is a future on earth
  • 01:37 in Revelation that's noted, and that's to be explored.
  • 01:42 A world where Israel becomes more central in the kingdom,
  • 01:45 Jerusalem's the capital city, and Messiah's who's returned
  • 01:48 reigns there, and their saints gather there attending
  • 01:52 to affairs in a rejuvenated planet.
  • 01:55 It's a fascinating story.
  • 01:57 Kirsten: It is.
  • 01:58 I for one cannot wait to see what this earth is gonna look
  • 02:01 like, and what that throne is gonna be like,
  • 02:03 and to see our King of kings reigning on this earth.
  • 02:06 We'll be learning more about that kingdom with Dr. Seif
  • 02:10 and Zola Levitt.
  • 02:11 Let's go to Zola now in Israel.
  • 02:15 Zola Levitt: Well, the gate that you can see behind me in
  • 02:18 the eastern wall of the temple is the Golden Gate or the East
  • 02:21 Gate, the gate that faces the Mount of Olives
  • 02:23 where I'm standing.
  • 02:25 And it is the gate through which the King will enter
  • 02:28 and we that are with him, as it says in Revelation.
  • 02:32 And when we go through that gate, we are really gonna change
  • 02:34 societies, from the one we're in now where Christians
  • 02:37 are a minority to a kingdom where believers will be
  • 02:41 a vast majority.
  • 02:43 In fact, we'll run the place.
  • 02:45 We'll be the princes, the governors,
  • 02:46 as the Scripture says, and of course with
  • 02:49 the head of the church, Jesus, as the King.
  • 02:53 Psalm 72:1-11 puts it this way, "Give the king thy judgments,
  • 02:58 O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
  • 03:01 He shall judge thy people with righteousness,
  • 03:03 and thy poor with judgment.
  • 03:05 The mountains shall bring peace to the people,
  • 03:07 and the little hills, by righteousness.
  • 03:10 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the
  • 03:12 children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor."
  • 03:16 And so the passage goes on.
  • 03:19 Psalm 72 is wonderful kingdom Scripture.
  • 03:22 And 2 Timothy 2:11-12, "It is a faithful saying:
  • 03:27 For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
  • 03:30 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him,
  • 03:35 he also will deny us."
  • 03:37 So, believing on the Lord of course is the way to go,
  • 03:40 now and in the kingdom to come.
  • 03:42 And I say that because some people will be,
  • 03:44 as we pointed out, in natural bodies born unbelievers.
  • 03:48 They will be compelled to come to the King, the Lord of Hosts.
  • 03:53 You know, Christianity offers what Islam does, the idea that
  • 03:59 if you suffer now, you'll be recompensed in the next life.
  • 04:03 With that simple idea, the Muslims have converted people
  • 04:08 the world around who are the have-nots, who feel that they
  • 04:14 have gotten a raw deal now and they want a better deal later,
  • 04:17 but Christianity says the same thing.
  • 04:20 "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him."
  • 04:24 We Christians ought to point out to the underdog
  • 04:26 that a wonderful kingdom is certainly coming.
  • 04:29 And life in the kingdom, it will be styled of holiness,
  • 04:32 righteousness, joy, peace.
  • 04:36 Satan will be bound.
  • 04:38 He'll be in hell and unable to run the world as he does now,
  • 04:43 and that means even the unbelievers in the kingdom
  • 04:45 will be much more reasonable and less sinful people
  • 04:50 than unbelievers now.
  • 04:52 Unbelievers, someone said, really, the problem isn't
  • 04:54 they're sinful, it's that they're boring.
  • 04:56 They have nothing interesting to talk about.
  • 04:59 They don't talk about Scriptures, or the future,
  • 05:01 or the King, or that sort of thing of course.
  • 05:04 They talk about what your sign you're born under
  • 05:06 or whatever they're talking about now.
  • 05:08 And liberal churches sing the song of the unbeliever
  • 05:12 all the time, this psychology, and that latest theory
  • 05:16 of life, and so on.
  • 05:18 But in the kingdom, the unbeliever will be
  • 05:20 curious about the King.
  • 05:21 He'd have to be.
  • 05:24 The Lord will be on television all the time,
  • 05:27 as I observed in another program.
  • 05:30 He's there in the temple to be seen.
  • 05:32 People will bring their friends to see Jesus
  • 05:34 and to hear him preach.
  • 05:36 My goodness, of course they will.
  • 05:37 And righteous princes, righteous governors
  • 05:39 throughout the society.
  • 05:41 It'll just a changed world.
  • 05:44 Ezekiel 48:35 points out, "It was round about eighteen
  • 05:48 thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day
  • 05:52 shall be, Yahweh Shammah, The Lord is there."
  • 05:57 Gives a dimension of the city and says, "The Lord is there."
  • 06:01 Jesus Christ will sit on the throne of David in the kingdom
  • 06:05 and only in the kingdom.
  • 06:07 The error called progressive dispensationalism,
  • 06:10 which has started Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Seminary,
  • 06:13 and plenty of others down a slippery slope
  • 06:16 to amillennialism, it starts with the error
  • 06:20 that Jesus is now in this church age on the throne of David.
  • 06:25 An eighth grader could see that's not so.
  • 06:28 It's a kingdom event, and as soon as we start confusing
  • 06:31 events from one dispensation to another, from one time period
  • 06:34 to another, that way lies madness.
  • 06:37 So, as I'm passing over the subject of Jesus sitting
  • 06:41 on the throne of David, let me point out it's in the kingdom
  • 06:43 and only in the kingdom.
  • 06:45 The throne of David hasn't been restored.
  • 06:47 It will only be restored when the kingdom begins.
  • 06:50 Now, the 1,000-year kingdom they call it, why?
  • 06:52 Because in Revelation 20 and that chapter only, it
  • 06:56 gives the fact that the kingdom is 1,000 years long.
  • 07:01 It's not given in Old Testament, it's just given as a government,
  • 07:05 as a way of the world, but it doesn't give the length,
  • 07:09 and the length is important.
  • 07:11 In Revelation 20, it's not given once by the way,
  • 07:13 but six times it says it's 1,000 years long.
  • 07:16 It's a very elegant time period because if you look
  • 07:20 at the biblical history of the world, there has been
  • 07:23 about 6,000 years of that already.
  • 07:26 Someone calculated--Bishop Usher calculated Adam
  • 07:28 was around 4,000 B.C.
  • 07:31 He added all the genealogies in the Bible together, and assuming
  • 07:33 they're all given end-to-end correctly and none left out,
  • 07:38 that would be about 6,000 years ago.
  • 07:41 Well, "A thousand years unto the Lord is as a day
  • 07:44 and a day is a thousand years," 2 Peter 3:8.
  • 07:47 So, that 1,000 years on the end, the kingdom, would be a Sabbath.
  • 07:51 It would be the seventh day, the seventh 1,000-year period,
  • 07:55 and it's rather elegant to think of it that way.
  • 07:58 Be back after this.
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  • 09:44 Now let's go back to Zola in Israel teaching
  • 09:46 on the millennial kingdom.
  • 09:50 Zola: Well, that last Sabbath I mentioned, the 1,000-year
  • 09:53 kingdom, that's truly the time of rest and peace.
  • 09:56 That's a real Sabbath.
  • 09:58 I mean, after the world we're in, that 1,000 years is just
  • 10:00 gonna be wonderful and people are eager to get to it.
  • 10:03 And look behind me at the wild olive trees.
  • 10:06 We're on the edge of the Mount of Olives
  • 10:08 where it meets up with the city.
  • 10:09 And look at the Gentiles, so to say, the wild olive trees
  • 10:12 trying to go into the city for the kingdom.
  • 10:15 It just is a demonstration of what's going on.
  • 10:18 You know, the olive tree starts off from the ground out of roots
  • 10:23 that are healthy and it nourishes the tree the whole
  • 10:26 time, then it drops other shoots around it, strong, young trunks,
  • 10:30 and regenerates itself, so to say.
  • 10:33 And I always think of it as the church and the Jews.
  • 10:36 The Jews are the roots to begin with.
  • 10:39 The tree will always take its nourishment
  • 10:41 from the beginning, from the roots.
  • 10:43 And then later on, young trunks come up, the wild branches
  • 10:47 or whatever, they're grafted in, and that is the church.
  • 10:51 And together, there they are trying to get into the city.
  • 10:54 I don't blame 'em.
  • 10:56 Well, when that kingdom starts, though, we're gonna have
  • 10:58 a two-tiered society.
  • 10:59 There's going to be the people that are changed,
  • 11:01 all of the believers resurrected,
  • 11:04 the Old Testament saints, the church,
  • 11:06 the tribulation period, believers, and then there's
  • 11:10 going to be the people who come in natural bodies
  • 11:13 out of the tribulation, the sheep, from the judgment
  • 11:17 of the sheep and the goats.
  • 11:19 These people will marry and they will have children
  • 11:23 in the kingdom, and those children will be unbelievers,
  • 11:25 children of Adam, so-called.
  • 11:28 So, there will be an ever-growing population
  • 11:30 of unbelievers as the kingdom goes on.
  • 11:33 The believers of course, the ones that are changed,
  • 11:36 that are resurrected, don't marry and give in marriage.
  • 11:40 They are different and so they don't have children,
  • 11:43 so an unbelieving population growing throughout the kingdom
  • 11:48 is the second tier of the society.
  • 11:50 But of course, the pressure's on them to come to the Lord.
  • 11:55 The law of the Sermon on the Mount obtains on them.
  • 11:59 After all, the Lord said, "If the right hand offend thee,
  • 12:02 cut it off.
  • 12:03 If the eye offend thee, pluck it out."
  • 12:05 We don't practice that now, but we're not in the kingdom now.
  • 12:08 That's the kingdom law being told to people
  • 12:11 who are going to the kingdom.
  • 12:13 The subject of the sermon is the kingdom of God.
  • 12:16 Well, Isaiah puts it this way in 65:20,
  • 12:22 "There shall be no more thence an infant of days,
  • 12:25 or an old man that hath not fulfilled his days;
  • 12:28 for the child shall die an hundred years old; but
  • 12:31 the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed."
  • 12:35 Well, the implication is that unbelievers will commit sins
  • 12:39 and sometimes sins unto death, and so some people will die.
  • 12:45 We're on an area of the Mount of Olives where there's children
  • 12:48 playing and so on, you can hear that in the background.
  • 12:51 If a person is a hundred years old and dies, it'll sort of be
  • 12:54 a tragedy, meaning that everyone will have the long lifespans
  • 12:58 of Genesis, 1,000 years won't be strange.
  • 13:02 In fact, that'll be normal.
  • 13:04 And once you're resurrected, you don't die again.
  • 13:09 The ever-growing population of unbelievers, though,
  • 13:11 will suffer some deaths.
  • 13:13 They will also undergo conversion, for goodness' sake.
  • 13:16 They'll go up from year to year to worship the Lord.
  • 13:19 Zechariah 14:16-19 says, "And it shall come to pass,
  • 13:23 that every one that is left of all the nations
  • 13:25 which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year
  • 13:28 to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts,
  • 13:31 and to keep the feast of tabernacles."
  • 13:34 Every year they're gonna keep the feast of tabernacles,
  • 13:36 and even now Christians comes from all over the world
  • 13:40 at the time of the feast of tabernacles to keep the feast.
  • 13:45 And you can see there's unbelievers in sin if you read
  • 13:47 on in this passage, Zechariah 14:16-19.
  • 13:51 It goes on this way, "And it shall be, that whoso will not
  • 13:54 come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem
  • 13:57 to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them
  • 14:00 shall be no rain."
  • 14:02 There will be unbelievers who say, "I don't wanna go and hear
  • 14:04 him preach again," I suppose, something like that,
  • 14:07 or "I don't wanna go to Jerusalem.
  • 14:09 I'm not of your faith."
  • 14:11 The rain'll dry up there. Their land will be cursed.
  • 14:15 Then it says, "If the family of Egypt go not up, and come not,"
  • 14:20 as if God knows who might omit the old Jewish festival,
  • 14:24 "then they'll have no rain; there shall be the plague,
  • 14:27 wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen
  • 14:29 that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
  • 14:32 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment
  • 14:34 of all nations that come not up to keep the feast
  • 14:37 of tabernacles."
  • 14:39 So, that festival is important in the kingdom to come
  • 14:41 and it's the one that's symbolic of the kingdom.
  • 14:44 While all the festivals will be recreated,
  • 14:47 tabernacles is germane to the kingdom to come.
  • 14:50 And the people will come up to the temple.
  • 14:53 That's why they'll be saved. They'll hear the King preach.
  • 14:56 Whenever he did, people were saved, and it won't be
  • 14:59 any different in the kingdom.
  • 15:01 When they approach, it says the temple--Ezekiel 43:1-2,
  • 15:06 "Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate
  • 15:08 that looketh toward the east."
  • 15:10 That was the gate you saw over my shoulder earlier
  • 15:12 in the program.
  • 15:14 "And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way
  • 15:16 of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters:
  • 15:20 and the earth shined with his glory."
  • 15:23 God's shekinah glory will still attend the temple in the kingdom
  • 15:27 to come as it started out in the tabernacle way back
  • 15:30 in the wilderness 35 centuries ago after the exodus.
  • 15:36 And there will be sacrifices in the kingdom to come.
  • 15:39 And every time I say this, I get a hundred letters teaching me
  • 15:42 that you don't need sacrifices anymore once the kingdom starts.
  • 15:46 Yeah, the unbelievers do. They're approaching God.
  • 15:50 When an unbeliever approaches God, he's got to have
  • 15:52 a blood sacrifice.
  • 15:54 If a person's a believer, he has Christ's sacrifice.
  • 15:58 If he's an unbeliever, he has to sacrifice.
  • 16:01 Isaiah 56:7 says, "Even them will I bring to my holy
  • 16:05 mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer:
  • 16:08 their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted
  • 16:11 upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called
  • 16:15 a house of prayer for all people."
  • 16:18 The Muslims use this particular verse these days to try
  • 16:21 to justify grabbing the Temple Mount.
  • 16:24 It's supposed to become a house of prayer for all people.
  • 16:27 They don't understand the context of the Scripture
  • 16:29 or the fact that this is for believers in the Lord
  • 16:32 Jesus Christ in the kingdom to come, not now.
  • 16:35 And it was never their mount of course, but they are trying
  • 16:38 every way to try to seize it.
  • 16:41 That's one way they have tried.
  • 16:44 It's a different world.
  • 16:46 The condition of the world is completely changed.
  • 16:49 Isaiah 12:1-6 describes it.
  • 16:52 "And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee:
  • 16:56 though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away,
  • 16:59 and thou comfortedst me.
  • 17:01 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:
  • 17:05 for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song;
  • 17:08 he also is become my salvation."
  • 17:10 And the praise verse goes on beautifully, wonderfully.
  • 17:16 You know, it's a time that life will be a matter of worshiping
  • 17:21 God, day and night, all the time, and not a city
  • 17:25 of emergencies and problems like we have today in Jerusalem
  • 17:29 and all other cities.
  • 17:31 Jeremiah 23:5-6 puts it this way.
  • 17:34 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto
  • 17:37 David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper,
  • 17:41 and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
  • 17:44 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell
  • 17:48 safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called,
  • 17:52 Adonai Tsidkenu, The Lord Our Righteousness."
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  • 18:51 Go to see God's land.
  • 18:53 We're talking about the kingdom today, and we can go and you can
  • 18:58 go see where this kingdom will be established for 1,000 years.
  • 19:01 David: That's right.
  • 19:03 Even seeing Zola's teaching, it feels like he is
  • 19:06 with us right now.
  • 19:07 I can't believe he's been gone since 2006, but I believe
  • 19:11 that his teaching is still relevant for us today.
  • 19:14 Would you say so?
  • 19:15 Jeffrey: Well, I think so.
  • 19:17 To open up the Bible, I mean, this is thousands of years old.
  • 19:20 We can handle someone that's been gone for a few
  • 19:22 that are giving voice to it.
  • 19:25 In his day, he was at the forefront of looking at it
  • 19:27 from a Jewish perspective.
  • 19:30 And relative to the kingdom, let me get you guys
  • 19:33 to weigh in on this.
  • 19:35 Why should I get all the attention?
  • 19:36 Kirsten: 'Cause you're our senior theologian.
  • 19:38 Jeffrey: Well, you're kind, but let's hear some text, let
  • 19:40 the text get some attention, and I wanna pitch it to you guys.
  • 19:43 If you look at the kingdom come talk in Revelation,
  • 19:48 John speaks of this heavenly ambassador,
  • 19:52 this angel coming down to seize the devil.
  • 19:54 He has a chain.
  • 19:56 We're told in verse 2 that this devil gets bound.
  • 20:00 Today in church talk, "We bind you, Satan," okay,
  • 20:02 but the real binding binding here.
  • 20:04 The devil is bound.
  • 20:07 In verse 3, he's thrown into an abyss.
  • 20:09 It's locked and sealed, so that way this creature
  • 20:13 can't go about deceiving.
  • 20:16 We live in a world today, isn't it true, where people are
  • 20:21 off-ended by people who are deceitful, malicious, gaming.
  • 20:28 People have been hurt and disoriented just
  • 20:31 because of lawlessness, iniquity, deceit, correct?
  • 20:35 David: The sad thing to us, I think, is that we see
  • 20:38 that in the church, defeat.
  • 20:41 Jeffrey: One would want to come to a church as a refuge
  • 20:43 from all of that, and defeated people come in to church,
  • 20:46 but there are players in churches too unfortunately,
  • 20:50 because people bring their human nature along with them.
  • 20:52 People can digress back into that.
  • 20:54 People can escape their former lives, and their base instincts,
  • 20:58 and sinful natures, but then those natures can catch up.
  • 21:02 People can be darkened.
  • 21:03 They can be bested by the darker side
  • 21:05 of their own natures, correct?
  • 21:07 Now, what about a world-- it might be hard to imagine.
  • 21:11 To speak to the viewers for a moment.
  • 21:13 Recently, a movie came out, "I Can Only Imagine,"
  • 21:17 and there was a song along with it.
  • 21:19 Go with me on a journey, and David, be the tour guide
  • 21:22 on this one.
  • 21:24 Let's imagine a world without deceit, when there
  • 21:27 can be trust between brothers and sisters,
  • 21:30 when there's honesty between spouses.
  • 21:33 What would a world look like where there's a devil who's
  • 21:36 bound, sent away, and it's replaced by a world of fidelity
  • 21:41 and peace, honesty, and earnest caring and sharing.
  • 21:43 What do you think?
  • 21:45 David: I think about what's it gonna be like in heaven.
  • 21:46 We're gonna all have to be together in heaven,
  • 21:48 and live together in heaven, and be friendly to one another,
  • 21:53 and all of that.
  • 21:54 What's that gonna be like?
  • 21:56 Jeffrey: Yes, well, it certainly is gonna be better
  • 21:57 than what we have over here.
  • 21:59 David: But why can't it be here?
  • 22:00 Jeffrey: My understanding is this is supposed to be a
  • 22:03 practice run for world to come, the church gathering
  • 22:07 and the people.
  • 22:08 And for me, the church isn't stained glass windows,
  • 22:11 collection boxes, pipe organs, and pews.
  • 22:14 It's this organic relationship between human beings.
  • 22:18 And to varying degrees, people are at different levels
  • 22:21 of maturity, but we're endeavoring to distance ourself
  • 22:25 from the darker sides of our own natures which we possess.
  • 22:29 It seems to me that the whole thing is a practice run
  • 22:31 for things to come and we'll find it perfect here.
  • 22:35 There's more of a perfected state to look at here
  • 22:38 in the 20th chapter.
  • 22:39 People complain, "Well, in the church today,
  • 22:41 there's imperfection."
  • 22:42 Well, there's imperfection in your own head if you'll
  • 22:44 just take an honest look.
  • 22:45 But here, it seems to me that darkness is banished
  • 22:48 because the prince of darkness, you know, that genie
  • 22:50 is put in a bottle.
  • 22:52 Kirsten: And as it should be.
  • 22:54 That's a future--the kingdom here on earth is another
  • 22:58 picture, in the 1,000 years, of what it will be
  • 23:00 forever in eternity.
  • 23:02 And we talk about that more in the series, but I just--
  • 23:06 I don't understand how we can have that kingdom
  • 23:08 we're talking about, no more deceit,
  • 23:10 the peace and the love between everyone,
  • 23:13 but yet people will rise up and not want to follow
  • 23:16 the King of kings sitting on his throne.
  • 23:18 Jeffrey: Let me ask you a question.
  • 23:20 When you guys lead worship, you're dealing
  • 23:22 with human beings.
  • 23:24 We all have flesh, but you're trying to lift people up to live
  • 23:28 a world that's closer to this than closer to just
  • 23:32 being driven by what's in this and in this, correct?
  • 23:35 David: Right, what happened to you the other day
  • 23:37 in the car in the church parking lot?
  • 23:38 Kirsten: Oh, watching people go into church.
  • 23:40 And everyone watching this program hopefully by now
  • 23:44 knows that we are church people.
  • 23:45 We're Mr. and Mrs. Church.
  • 23:47 We grew up in the Christian denomination.
  • 23:49 And I was sitting in our car, and our windows are kind of dark
  • 23:53 so I don't know if people saw me sitting there watching them,
  • 23:55 but I saw people walking into our church building defeated
  • 24:00 and zero joy.
  • 24:03 And I'm not trying to cut the church, but that's kind of what
  • 24:06 I see, what we're experiencing, and that's why I look to this
  • 24:10 time and think, "That's the way it should be."
  • 24:13 But I would want us to embrace some of that now.
  • 24:16 Because we pray, "Thy kingdom come," you know,
  • 24:18 the future kingdom, but I'd love some of that now.
  • 24:21 David: Scripture. Practice the Scripture.
  • 24:23 Jeffrey: Practice the Scripture.
  • 24:25 And you know, we're beckoned to put it on.
  • 24:27 It doesn't necessarily come natural.
  • 24:29 The apostle says, "Put on the armor of God,
  • 24:31 the breastplate of righteousness,
  • 24:35 the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation."
  • 24:37 You have to don that stuff sometimes
  • 24:40 and it's an act of the will.
  • 24:42 And by virtue of so doing, we can banish
  • 24:45 the prince of darkness until such time
  • 24:47 as he's ultimately and more fully banished
  • 24:50 in the kingdom to come at this juncture.
  • 24:53 Kirsten: Just lock that lock, and tie it tight,
  • 24:55 and keep him away forever.
  • 24:57 It's coming. It's coming, isn't it?
  • 24:59 Jeffrey: Yes.
  • 25:01 Kirsten: Right, we'll have so much more coming up
  • 25:02 on our series, "Thy Kingdom Come."
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  • 25:11 We're gonna leave you with some Zola music for the end
  • 25:13 of our program today.
  • 25:14 But first.
  • 25:16 Jeffrey: We'll leave you with some Bible music
  • 25:17 in Psalm 122, verse 6.
  • 25:19 "Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim."
  • 25:22 both: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • 25:26 ♪ Israel, my love ♪
  • 25:30 ♪ Israel, my promised ♪
  • 25:34 ♪ Chosen of God ♪
  • 25:38 ♪ Chosen for me ♪
  • 25:42 ♪ Homeland forever ♪
  • 25:46 ♪ Land of Messiah ♪
  • 25:50 ♪ Israel, my love ♪
  • 25:54 ♪ Our God watches thee ♪
  • 25:59 ♪ Does the rose still bloom in the desert? ♪
  • 26:03 ♪ Does the olive tree bask in the sun? ♪
  • 26:07 ♪ Do the children laugh? ♪
  • 26:09 ♪ Are the soldiers home? ♪
  • 26:11 ♪ Is the age-old fighting done? ♪
  • 26:15 ♪ Has Messiah come? ♪
  • 26:17 ♪ Has the King returned? ♪
  • 26:19 ♪ Are we saved? ♪
  • 26:21 ♪ Oh blessed be He ♪
  • 26:23 ♪ When the King comes home to the land he loves ♪
  • 26:27 ♪ can we live ♪
  • 26:28 ♪ can we pray, can we be? ♪
  • 26:32 ♪ Israel, my love ♪
  • 26:36 ♪ Israel, my promised ♪
  • 26:40 ♪ Chosen of God ♪
  • 26:44 ♪ Chosen for me ♪
  • 26:48 ♪ Homeland forever ♪
  • 26:52 ♪ Land of Messiah ♪
  • 26:56 ♪ Israel, my love ♪
  • 27:05 ♪ How God watches thee ♪♪
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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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