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Episode: “The Gog & Magog Invasion”
Zola reveals how, at the end of the Millennial Kingdom, Satan is released one last time to do battle against the Lord.
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 Gog & Magog Invasion” (9/12)

  • 00:01 David Hart: Coming up on "Zola Levitt Presents," Satan's very last battle
  • 00:06 on planet earth. Stay tuned.
  • 00:07 ♪♪♪
  • 00:11 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:14 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
  • 00:24 that call upon him."
  • 00:26 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:29 ♪♪♪
  • 00:39 ♪♪♪
  • 00:44 David: Hi friends, welcome to "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:46 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:47 Kirsten Hart: And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:48 Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:50 David: Yes, thank you for joining us again in our series,
  • 00:52 "Thy Kingdom Come."
  • 00:53 First aired in 2001 with our wonderful founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 00:59 But we have you with us today, Dr. Seif.
  • 01:01 We're so glad you're back with us.
  • 01:03 Jeffrey: Yes, and we have Zola again.
  • 01:04 There's an old saying, "The long arm of the pen reaches
  • 01:07 beyond the grave."
  • 01:08 We hear his voice years later, and it's a biblical voice.
  • 01:11 Why not?
  • 01:12 Kirsten: It's a good voice. David: And great teaching.
  • 01:14 Kirsten: Yeah, and Zola today will teaching on the end of the
  • 01:17 1,000-year reign of Christ when Satan is once again released.
  • 01:21 Why?
  • 01:23 Can't we just keep him where he should be?
  • 01:26 Jeffrey: It's an interesting story.
  • 01:28 We're gonna take a look at the book.
  • 01:29 Zola does, we do too.
  • 01:32 David: That's right.
  • 01:33 More with you, Dr. Seif, in a bit, but right now,
  • 01:34 let's go to Israel with teaching from Zola Levitt.
  • 01:39 Zola Levitt: Well, throughout this series about the future,
  • 01:41 it's been problematic where to place certain lessons.
  • 01:45 I mean, after all, where do you film eternity?
  • 01:47 That sort of thing.
  • 01:48 We didn't have a new heaven, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem,
  • 01:51 but we found something.
  • 01:53 And in this case, we're gonna talk about this last battle on
  • 01:56 earth, the--it's called an invasion of Gog and Magog,
  • 02:00 even though there's a previous battle by that same name.
  • 02:03 I'll make that clear.
  • 02:05 And we came to this area.
  • 02:07 This is the Valley of Elah, where actually David
  • 02:10 had a battle with Goliath.
  • 02:12 This is a famous valley, and nowadays it's the home of giant
  • 02:16 satellite dishes that watch the sky, that send uplinks,
  • 02:20 that pick up signals from satellites, and so on.
  • 02:23 And to stage a battle or picture a battle 1,000 years
  • 02:26 in the future is very hard to do, but perhaps
  • 02:30 these giant discs are part of it.
  • 02:32 In any case, the first battle of Gog and Magog
  • 02:35 you'll recall in Ezekiel 38.
  • 02:38 This is the one we call the coming Russian invasion
  • 02:41 of Israel sometimes.
  • 02:43 Dr. McCall and I have written a book that has been updated
  • 02:46 steadily as this battle seems to draw closer.
  • 02:50 The chapter begins in Ezekiel 38 this way,
  • 02:52 "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
  • 02:55 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,
  • 02:59 the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech
  • 03:02 and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say,
  • 03:05 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee,
  • 03:07 O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal."
  • 03:11 So we have a place called Magog and a leader called Gog,
  • 03:15 evidently, and its capital cities are Meshech and Tubal,
  • 03:19 which always suggested Moscow and Tobolsk in Russia,
  • 03:22 but don't know.
  • 03:24 Place names change over time.
  • 03:26 And he describes an invasion here and he gives some allies
  • 03:29 in the fifth and sixth verses.
  • 03:32 "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with
  • 03:35 shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands;
  • 03:38 the house of Togarmah of the north quarters,
  • 03:41 and all his bands: and many people with thee."
  • 03:44 It's a very reasonable and logical invasion of Israel
  • 03:47 that could happen any time.
  • 03:50 Persia, which is the Iran/Iraq complex, even including Syria
  • 03:54 and Jordan in the great days of the Persian Empire.
  • 03:58 Ethiopia, of course, the voices from the south, and Sudan,
  • 04:05 and perhaps southern Egypt is involved.
  • 04:08 And Libya, it goes without saying.
  • 04:10 Gomer refers to the area in southern Europe
  • 04:15 around the Danube.
  • 04:17 That is Bosnia, that sort of area.
  • 04:19 And Togarmah of the north quarters would be north
  • 04:23 of the Caucasus Mountains.
  • 04:26 It makes a reasonable invasion.
  • 04:28 In fact, I would say more than reasonable.
  • 04:30 I would say at 2,500 years range, it's quite a prophecy.
  • 04:35 Who would like to prophesy what might happen in Europe say
  • 04:37 2,500 years from now?
  • 04:39 Anyhow, there is this invasion and it's before
  • 04:44 the Tribulation--well, at the beginning of the Tribulation.
  • 04:47 I'll give you the reason why I think that.
  • 04:50 It says, "Thou shalt say," in verse 11,
  • 04:52 "I will go up to the land of unwalled villages;
  • 04:55 I will go to them that are at rest,
  • 04:56 that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls,
  • 04:59 and having neither bars nor gates."
  • 05:01 It's a pretty good estimation of modern Israel.
  • 05:05 "To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand
  • 05:08 upon the desolate places that are now inhabited."
  • 05:11 See, Israel was dispersed and now is back.
  • 05:14 "And upon the people that are gathered out of the nations,"
  • 05:16 that certainly describes the Jews, "which have gotten cattle
  • 05:20 and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land," and so on.
  • 05:22 And he goes on to describe quite an invasion.
  • 05:26 He's against it, that's for sure.
  • 05:28 "Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken
  • 05:31 in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel,
  • 05:35 which prophesied in those days many years
  • 05:37 that I would bring thee against them?"
  • 05:39 That's Ezekiel 38:17.
  • 05:41 And it goes on, "And it shall come to pass at the same time
  • 05:44 when Gog shall come against the land of Israel,
  • 05:46 saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face."
  • 05:50 And, oh, he's angry.
  • 05:52 And the next few verses are some of the most vituperative
  • 05:55 verses in the Old Testament.
  • 05:57 In verse 22, "I will plead against him with pestilence
  • 06:00 and with blood; I will rain upon him, and upon his bands,
  • 06:03 and upon the many people that are with him,
  • 06:05 an overflowing rain, and great hailstones,
  • 06:08 fire, and brimstone."
  • 06:10 God doesn't like this invasion, and he wipes it out on his own.
  • 06:14 God has fought some of Israel's battles.
  • 06:16 We're gonna talk about that.
  • 06:18 Ezekiel 39:9 tells us that they're gonna have to burn
  • 06:23 the weapons for seven years after this big battle,
  • 06:25 and that's what urges me to put it at the beginning
  • 06:28 of the Tribulation.
  • 06:29 Otherwise, it would be-- if it were part of Armageddon
  • 06:32 as some teach, gosh, those seven years would be
  • 06:35 sticking out in the kingdom.
  • 06:36 There'd be peace on earth, the lion lying down with the lamb,
  • 06:39 everyone worshiping the Lord at the Feast of Tabernacles,
  • 06:42 and people busy burning weapons
  • 06:44 and burning weapons for seven years.
  • 06:46 It just doesn't sound right.
  • 06:47 The 7-year period would work if it's right at the beginning
  • 06:50 of the Tribulation and I think that's what will happen.
  • 06:54 Now, Revelation 20, verses 7 to 9,
  • 06:57 which are definitely at the end of the kingdom,
  • 06:59 have another battle called Gog and Magog.
  • 07:02 It says clearly, "And when the thousand years are expired,"
  • 07:06 no question that's the end of the kingdom,
  • 07:08 "Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"
  • 07:10 where he has been bound, "And shall go out to deceive
  • 07:12 the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth,
  • 07:15 Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle:
  • 07:18 the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
  • 07:20 And they went up on the breadth of the earth,
  • 07:22 and compassed the camp of the saints about,
  • 07:25 and the beloved city," that's Jerusalem certainly,
  • 07:29 "and fire came down from God out of heaven,
  • 07:31 and devoured them."
  • 07:32 A similar ending, God again doesn't like this invasion
  • 07:35 of Gog and Magog, but this is a different one obviously.
  • 07:39 It's at the very end.
  • 07:40 It's interesting, it's the sinners' last battle.
  • 07:43 In fact, there's argument to say that this battle is the end
  • 07:47 of sin in this world, because right after in the next verse,
  • 07:51 it's the great white throne of judgment.
  • 07:53 So, Gog and Magog number one is localized,
  • 07:57 in our time almost.
  • 07:59 Look, there's no reason it wouldn't be next Monday.
  • 08:01 I mean, every prophecy is in place now
  • 08:04 for this invasion to happen.
  • 08:06 It's logical. It's reasonable.
  • 08:08 We even have a reason.
  • 08:10 With the whole world, with the media turning against Israel in
  • 08:12 what I've come to call the CNN war, 'cause there's no war here,
  • 08:15 but they say there is, with the world turning against Israel,
  • 08:20 then you have a situation where an invasion
  • 08:23 like this becomes logical.
  • 08:25 There's reason for it.
  • 08:27 But it's localized against Israel, only Israel.
  • 08:31 It's not a rebellion against the Lord who's not here now,
  • 08:35 and hasn't come back now, and won't come to the earth
  • 08:38 until the second coming.
  • 08:40 And so, it's a different battle.
  • 08:43 Also, Gog and Magog number two, the end of the kingdom,
  • 08:48 is a worldwide battle.
  • 08:50 It says he convinces all these nations and so on,
  • 08:53 and it is versing* Jesus against his kingdom.
  • 08:57 They are attacking the kingdom on earth,
  • 09:01 of which Jesus is the King.
  • 09:02 Both of the wars ultimately, of course,
  • 09:04 are against God and God knows it.
  • 09:07 And Deuteronomy 3:22 says, "Ye shall not fear them:
  • 09:11 for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.
  • 09:14 And I besought the Lord at that time, saying,
  • 09:16 O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness,
  • 09:19 and thy mighty hand: for what God is there
  • 09:22 in heaven or in earth, that can do according
  • 09:24 to thy works, and according to thy might?"
  • 09:27 It's an old story.
  • 09:29 God chose a people, promised them a land, and he's gonna
  • 09:31 protect 'em right on through from the beginning in
  • 09:34 Deuteronomy when they get there to the end in Revelation
  • 09:37 when the great white throne of judgment will happen.
  • 09:42 ♪♪♪
  • 09:52 announcer: Our offer on this program,
  • 09:54 "Coming: The End! Russia and Israel in Prophecy,"
  • 09:57 written by Zola Levitt with Dr. Thomas S. McCall.
  • 10:01 Both book and CD are available.
  • 10:03 The Bible tells of a northern ground army descending upon
  • 10:06 Israel shortly before the return of Christ.
  • 10:09 Learn more about one of history's most startling wars
  • 10:13 before it takes place in "Coming: The End!
  • 10:17 Russia and Israel in Prophecy."
  • 10:21 ♪♪♪
  • 10:31 ♪♪♪
  • 10:41 ♪♪♪
  • 10:54 Kirsten: God has defended and protected the land of Israel
  • 10:58 since the time of Abraham, and you have the opportunity
  • 11:02 to go and see this beautiful and safe holy land.
  • 11:06 We'd love for you to tour with us.
  • 11:08 Go to levitt.com, our website, click on the tour page,
  • 11:10 and find out more information.
  • 11:12 Now, let's go back to Zola in Israel.
  • 11:16 Zola: People from America are just bowled over.
  • 11:18 If you, you know, have been reading the Bible all your life,
  • 11:21 going to Sunday school, and then you're driving down a road and,
  • 11:23 I mean, hear, "Samson and Delilah weren't here.
  • 11:28 You know, Joshua wasn't here," et cetera, et cetera,
  • 11:32 one after another, it's like it almost blows up in your face.
  • 11:36 It's really something.
  • 11:38 And I keep emphasizing, I don't want to beat the subject
  • 11:43 to death, but we have a tour with us right now.
  • 11:45 There's nothing here at all.
  • 11:47 The CNN war isn't really happening so far as we can tell.
  • 11:51 Now, some of the wars that God has taken care of
  • 11:54 for the Israelis, well, he's really taken care
  • 11:56 of all of them, hasn't he?
  • 11:58 He's their God, they are his people,
  • 11:59 but most notably big battles.
  • 12:04 Exodus is the most tremendous.
  • 12:07 The number varies from 600,000
  • 12:09 to 2 1/2 million slaves left Egypt.
  • 12:12 But anyway, they were pursued by an Egyptian force
  • 12:15 that knew the territory.
  • 12:17 They knew the sand, they knew the desert,
  • 12:21 they knew the harbor.
  • 12:23 They just didn't know that once the sea parted, it could unpart.
  • 12:27 And that's what God took care of for them,
  • 12:29 so their original deliverance out of Egypt
  • 12:32 certainly was a God-given miracle.
  • 12:36 Then when they came to Jericho, you know, they were facing
  • 12:40 a city with walls 11 feet thick, by the way.
  • 12:45 And on top of those walls, archers, and spear throwers,
  • 12:50 and people who were used to being attacked
  • 12:53 from the riverside had defended the place many times,
  • 12:57 but they hadn't anticipated people coming to blow trumpets
  • 13:01 at the walls and encompass the city round about
  • 13:04 and shout with great shouts.
  • 13:06 And so, God took care of that battle
  • 13:08 in a rather miraculous way.
  • 13:11 Then of course there were the various battles
  • 13:13 with the Philistines like the one in this valley.
  • 13:16 David faced Goliath was one of those battles.
  • 13:18 They battled them quite a lot in these parts.
  • 13:21 The Philistines were Greeks who came down from the Adriatic Sea.
  • 13:25 They settled along a lot of the coastlines in the Middle East,
  • 13:28 plying their seagoing ventures.
  • 13:31 They fished, and they shipped, and so on.
  • 13:34 They had a lot of marine industry.
  • 13:36 And the Philistines were here for a while
  • 13:38 and then they drop out of history.
  • 13:40 There's no relation between them
  • 13:42 and what are called today the Palestinians.
  • 13:44 They were not Arabs.
  • 13:45 There were no Arabs in the world when the Philistines were here.
  • 13:48 And after the Philistines left, you would wait centuries before
  • 13:50 the first Arab was in the world, so the claim that they go back
  • 13:54 to the ancient Philistines is spurious.
  • 13:58 The battle with the Amorites is a surprising one.
  • 14:02 Joshua 10:13-14 says, "And the sun stood still,
  • 14:07 and the moon stayed, until the people
  • 14:10 had avenged themselves upon their enemies."
  • 14:13 Of course, this is an amazing day.
  • 14:15 The Scripture goes on, "So the sun stood still in the midst
  • 14:18 of heaven, and hasted not to go down for about a whole day.
  • 14:22 And there was no day like that before it or after it,
  • 14:25 that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man:
  • 14:27 for the Lord fought for Israel."
  • 14:30 And that is what he did at that time.
  • 14:32 The battle with the Amorites was one of many
  • 14:35 that he interceded in remarkable ways.
  • 14:39 And Israelis lost some battles, too, for sure.
  • 14:42 The ten lost tribes were carried off.
  • 14:44 The tribes of Judah finally carried off also.
  • 14:48 But in those cases, God said, "I'm gonna punish my people.
  • 14:52 I'm gonna bring the families of the north, and Nebuchadnezzar,
  • 14:55 and so on, the Chaldees.
  • 14:57 They're going to take away the tribes."
  • 15:00 The Assyrians who took away the ten tribes,
  • 15:02 that was another punishment.
  • 15:04 So, it's still God operating a battlefield,
  • 15:06 but this time as a discipline.
  • 15:08 Israel's modern wars, though, if we jump to the history
  • 15:12 in this century, we can see that God evidently is either
  • 15:16 still fighting with them, I mean, fighting for them,
  • 15:20 or they have become brilliant soldiers overnight
  • 15:23 because they have won all these wars in no time.
  • 15:27 I mean, the war of independence in 1948,
  • 15:30 they fought five Arab nations.
  • 15:32 I mean, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon,
  • 15:35 Saudi Arabia sent soldiers.
  • 15:37 Other Arab nations sent weapons, et cetera,
  • 15:40 and they all fell upon not a nation,
  • 15:43 but you know, a few revolutionaries,
  • 15:45 rather like in the American Revolution
  • 15:48 when the British Red Coats came marching in
  • 15:51 and arrived in big ships and all that with their
  • 15:54 fancy weapons, but they lost.
  • 15:56 God fought for his people in the war of independence,
  • 15:58 and a nation, they say, was born in a day,
  • 16:00 like the Scripture says.
  • 16:03 The war in 1956 against the Egyptians, primarily the
  • 16:07 Israelis vanquished them almost overnight.
  • 16:11 The so-called Six-Day War was amazing because it literally
  • 16:16 lasted only six days and Israel decisively defeated Egypt,
  • 16:21 Syria, and Jordan.
  • 16:23 And it was said they could have occupied Cairo.
  • 16:26 They could have occupied Damascus.
  • 16:28 I mean, they pummeled them in six days.
  • 16:31 There was no contest.
  • 16:34 In the fourth war in 1973, the Arabs did a cowardly attack
  • 16:38 on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year,
  • 16:41 when most soldiers were at their prayers and so on,
  • 16:43 and they did get in a first punch, but then
  • 16:45 in two or three weeks the Israelis turned it around,
  • 16:47 defended themselves valiantly still once again.
  • 16:51 People say that the incursion into Lebanon in the '80s
  • 16:55 was an Israeli war, but it really wasn't.
  • 16:58 The Israelis were up there as part of it.
  • 16:59 There was quite a bit of fighting in Lebanon because the
  • 17:03 Palestinians had moved in there and, well,
  • 17:06 there was the usual friction that seems to follow them.
  • 17:10 And General Sharon, who is now the prime minister,
  • 17:12 and the Israelis were in Lebanon at the time
  • 17:16 of the massacres at Sabra and Shatila.
  • 17:19 The Israelis did not fire a shot, but Sharon was accused
  • 17:22 of not defending refugee camps against the Christian Phalanges,
  • 17:27 their enemies.
  • 17:29 The Middle East is rather complicated.
  • 17:32 Israel's modern wars, and you might call
  • 17:35 these latest intifadas.
  • 17:38 In 1987, the children who threw stones,
  • 17:41 it looks as though that's a war but it's not a war.
  • 17:44 It's a media war.
  • 17:46 It reminds me of when the publisher
  • 17:48 William Randolph Hearst said to a photographer,
  • 17:51 "You get me the pictures, I'll provide the war."
  • 17:54 If you have a lot of newspaper, you have TV especially,
  • 17:56 you can pretend there's a war somewhere.
  • 17:59 Get the tape of the movie "Wag the Dog."
  • 18:01 It's about a bogus war made up by the media to cover up
  • 18:06 some embarrassment in Washington.
  • 18:08 We saw it in the Clinton Administration.
  • 18:10 We've seen it right along.
  • 18:12 Presidents drum up wars overnight to fake the headlines
  • 18:15 away from some mistake they've made and so forth.
  • 18:19 This is not a war, but it's an unpleasant situation.
  • 18:23 We've had it in America too, which is that poor people
  • 18:26 get angry, they riot.
  • 18:29 There are problems.
  • 18:30 We just finished having it in Cincinnati,
  • 18:32 even while this is going on, but this got all the headlines.
  • 18:35 And as you can see, this valley is about like
  • 18:38 the rest of Israel.
  • 18:40 It's about that peaceful.
  • 18:42 Well, that ending invasion at the end of the kingdom,
  • 18:46 that last invasion of Gog and Magog is significant
  • 18:50 'cause as I said, it seems to be the end of sin,
  • 18:53 the last sin.
  • 18:55 You know, the first sin was way back in the Garden of Eden.
  • 18:57 This evidently is the last sin according to Scripture.
  • 19:00 Revelation 20, verse 10, "And the devil that deceived them
  • 19:04 was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone."
  • 19:07 Remember the fire and brimstone from the first invasion
  • 19:11 of Gog and Magog?
  • 19:13 "Where the beast and the false prophet are,
  • 19:15 and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
  • 19:19 The last sin is a grave one, and God has had about enough
  • 19:24 and finishes off the rebels for once and for all,
  • 19:27 and that makes an end of sin.
  • 19:29 Like the very next verse of the Scripture is about the great
  • 19:32 white throne of judgment, so that's it.
  • 19:35 So from the beginning, God has seemed to fight for Israel and
  • 19:40 he has had two major invasions to handle called Gog and Magog,
  • 19:45 one before the Tribulation, I think,
  • 19:47 or just at the beginning of the Tribulation period,
  • 19:50 and the other sort of heralds the end of the kingdom to come.
  • 19:54 ♪♪♪
  • 20:01 announcer: Our offer on this program, "Coming: The End!
  • 20:05 Russia and Israel in Prophecy," written by Zola Levitt
  • 20:09 with Dr. Thomas S. McCall.
  • 20:10 Both book and CD are available.
  • 20:13 The Bible tells of a northern ground army descending
  • 20:16 upon Israel shortly before the return of Christ.
  • 20:19 Learn more about one of history's most startling wars
  • 20:23 before it takes place in "Coming: The End!
  • 20:27 Russia and Israel in Prophecy."
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  • 21:00 ♪♪♪
  • 21:11 Kirsten: This series was filmed in 2001.
  • 21:14 It's a few years ago, but it's still relevant.
  • 21:17 David: It feels like Zola was just teaching.
  • 21:19 Kirsten: Yeah, I mean, it is relevant today, right?
  • 21:22 We should be studying this.
  • 21:23 Jeffrey: Well, is it relevant?
  • 21:25 Let's see, girl.
  • 21:26 Iran is really 20 miles away from the Israeli border,
  • 21:30 Iranian proxies.
  • 21:32 Russian intrigue in Syria, that world pressing upon Israel.
  • 21:38 The question, is it relevant today?
  • 21:39 It could be said that it's more relevant today than
  • 21:43 it was yesterday when Zola was looking at the Russian invasion
  • 21:46 and all that this stuff entitled.
  • 21:49 David: Those places are in the news a whole lot right now.
  • 21:52 Jeffrey: Dave, it really is true.
  • 21:55 And what Zola did well, and what we endeavor to do,
  • 21:59 and what every generation needs to do is look
  • 22:01 at the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other,
  • 22:04 see if we can get them to talk to each other.
  • 22:06 Here they're not just taking, they're making out,
  • 22:08 they're kissing.
  • 22:10 What do you think David?
  • 22:11 David: Sounds good to me.
  • 22:13 Jeffrey: It's a fascinating story.
  • 22:14 You know, and at the risk of sounding entrepreneurial in
  • 22:17 this, to seize a moment, to have a newspaper in one hand
  • 22:20 and a Bible in the other, everyone that wants one
  • 22:23 has a Bible.
  • 22:25 Not everyone has a responsible look at the good news
  • 22:27 from the eyes of the Jews, and that's what
  • 22:30 "Zola Levitt Presents" does.
  • 22:32 Whether he's presenting from the past or we're speaking
  • 22:35 at the moment, whether he's speaking
  • 22:38 from the past or we're speaking at the moment,
  • 22:40 it takes help to get the message out.
  • 22:43 We wanna get the story straight, but I wanna ask you,
  • 22:47 please help us to get the story out.
  • 22:51 We're looking at the good news through the eyes of the Jews,
  • 22:55 and that's a story not often told, and we really,
  • 22:58 really need your help in the telling.
  • 23:02 I know there's a lot of things that are competing for your time
  • 23:05 and attention, never mind your dollars, but please prayerfully
  • 23:09 consider supporting "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 23:14 That's a mouthful.
  • 23:15 Kirsten: No, you're good. But it is so important.
  • 23:18 We need to be studying. We need to be learning.
  • 23:21 Even from way back in--I mean, it sounds like way back,
  • 23:24 in 2001.
  • 23:26 We need that Word and that's why we're bringing back Zola.
  • 23:29 Jeffrey: If you look at nationally syndicated
  • 23:31 television, they send their correspondence out there
  • 23:34 with their cameras.
  • 23:35 Here, we're good news correspondents getting
  • 23:38 into the middle of the prophetic story.
  • 23:41 We don't have the millions of dollars of ABC,
  • 23:43 NBC, CBS, and all these letters,
  • 23:47 but ZLM needs to get there with the Bible
  • 23:51 and let viewers know what's happening in the world.
  • 23:53 That's why I'm, you know, pressing a little bit.
  • 23:56 Help us to do the telling.
  • 23:58 David: Right.
  • 23:59 As believers, we're all believers,
  • 24:01 how do we live our lives daily without being worried
  • 24:04 when we turn on the news and see what's going on
  • 24:06 in the world today?
  • 24:07 Jeffrey: You know, and that's the million dollar question.
  • 24:10 It can cause a bit of anxiety.
  • 24:13 Zola will argue and many with him that believers are raptured
  • 24:18 out of harm's way before the devil has his day,
  • 24:21 and that surely is good news.
  • 24:24 David: That is great news.
  • 24:25 Jeffrey: Yes, we have our trials and tribulations,
  • 24:27 but there's a verse in Scripture that says that God
  • 24:30 has not destined us for the wrath to come.
  • 24:33 This unrolling of horrific affairs comes in the wake
  • 24:38 of our departure to be with the Lord.
  • 24:40 Kirsten: And Satan is let loose again.
  • 24:43 That's what I don't understand.
  • 24:44 After 1,000 years he's let loose.
  • 24:46 I don't think--I wouldn't think anyone would follow him
  • 24:50 after being under the reign of Christ.
  • 24:52 Jeffrey: Well, I'll tell you what, I am not surprised.
  • 24:55 Between 62 years of living and having experience with a lot
  • 24:58 of people in a lot of capacities as a police officer,
  • 25:01 as a pastor, a theologian, nothing surprises me.
  • 25:05 I've seen a lot of unreasonable stuff that doesn't make sense.
  • 25:09 It does say in the text, though, and here's where we get it.
  • 25:11 Again, to review Revelation 20, we're told,
  • 25:14 "When the thousand years has ended,
  • 25:16 Satan will be released and he shall come out
  • 25:19 and deceive nations from the four corners, Gog and Magog,
  • 25:22 to gather them for battle."
  • 25:24 We're told the number will be like the sand of the sea.
  • 25:28 And they came out on a broad plain, and thump,
  • 25:31 then is the war to end all wars.
  • 25:34 Kirsten: And is that the Gog and Magog?
  • 25:36 Jeffrey: Yes, arguably that comes there.
  • 25:39 He says specifically, "Gog and Magog."
  • 25:42 Goodbye, final battle.
  • 25:45 Right now, the devil has his day,
  • 25:48 but there's a new day dawning.
  • 25:51 Kirsten: And that's what we're all about.
  • 25:53 Jeffrey: Well, I wanna be about the good news.
  • 25:55 Kirsten: Right, and there is good news to share.
  • 25:58 Jeffrey: Yes, there is.
  • 25:59 People can be depressed, repressed, suppressed,
  • 26:02 and pressed.
  • 26:03 People need to be lifted up.
  • 26:05 Kirsten: I agree.
  • 26:06 David: Here's a question and I'm putting you on the spot.
  • 26:08 Do you ever get in that spot that you just mentioned,
  • 26:12 depress--not depression, but anxiety, or are you able
  • 26:15 to work through that?
  • 26:17 Jeffrey: I mean, we all do.
  • 26:19 And anybody that says they don't,
  • 26:20 I just think they're not telling the truth.
  • 26:22 You know, but I go to my knees, I go to my devotions,
  • 26:25 I go to my wife, I go to the Lord in prayer,
  • 26:28 and the Lord lifts me up.
  • 26:29 David: Yeah.
  • 26:31 Kirsten: And that's our message here
  • 26:32 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 26:34 Please join us next week as we continue this series
  • 26:37 with Dr. Jeffrey Seif and Zola.
  • 26:39 Would you do the honors of closing out our program?
  • 26:42 Jeffrey: It's my pleasure.
  • 26:43 Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 26:47 both: 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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