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Episode: “The Spiritual Battle”
That we “wrestle not with flesh and blood” becomes apparent as we consider the emergence and naming of “archangels”—both Gabriel and Michael. Here we discuss the roles and functions of angels, particularly their service in helping Believers personally and Israel politically.
Series: “Daniel and the Last Days’ Battle for Planet Earth”
Dr. Jeffrey Seif compares today’s news to yesterday’s prophecies, demonstrating that we are living in ominous times. Co-host Sandra Levitt gives key insights to help viewers perceive world events with a Word-inspired perspective. Zola makes special contributions in brief teaching episodes, pre-recorded interview segments, and with his timeless music. In addition to being loaded with prophetic insights, drama, music, interviews and more, this series invites viewers to secure their appointments with destiny by receiving Israel’s Messiah—whom we call Jesus.

Caption transcript for Daniel and the Last Days’ Battle for Planet Earth: “The Spiritual Battle” (4/8)

  • 00:42 ANGER IN GAZA
  • 00:44 WAR IN LEBANON
  • 00:46 RUMBLINGS IN IRAN
  • 00:48 AS THE WORLD FOCUSES ON THE MIDEAST QUAGMIRE,
  • 00:53 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES PRESENTS...
  • 01:02 SHALOM.
  • 01:03 JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH THE 4TH OF AN 8 PART TREATMENT
  • 01:06 OF THE FANTASTIC BOOK OF DANIEL.
  • 01:09 SHALOM. WELCOME BACK.
  • 01:10 DANIEL IS EXCITING.
  • 01:11 AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SPIRITUAL BATTLE.
  • 01:14 DEMONS AND ANGELS.
  • 01:16 THIS STUFF GETS RATHER SPOOKY AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 01:19 AT SOME POINT, YEAH.
  • 01:20 NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS.
  • 01:22 WE'RE NOT USED TO THINKING ABOUT ANGELS AND DEMONS
  • 01:24 BUT THESE PERSONALITIES MANIFEST IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT.
  • 01:28 CASE IN POINT, INTRODUCED IN DANIEL ARE GABRIEL AND MICHAEL,
  • 01:34 THESE ANGELS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 01:35 WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL COMFORTING PEOPLE.
  • 01:38 I'M GLAD THEY'RE IN THERE.
  • 01:39 YES.YOU KNOW THAT BELIEVERS ARE PROMISED AN ANGEL AS WELL?
  • 01:42 I HOPE SO. >>A GUARDIAN ANGEL.
  • 01:44 HEY LISTEN, WE GET THROUGH LIFE
  • 01:45 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM SOME FRIENDS, THE LORD HIMSELF.
  • 01:48 WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER ANGELS AND DEMONS.
  • 01:51 WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN DANIEL AS WE CONTINUE OUR STORY IN THIS SERIES,
  • 01:56 "DANIEL, THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH.
  • 02:13 PERCEIVING ENEMY FORCES,
  • 02:15 BOTH SEEN AND UNSEEN,
  • 02:18 ALIGNING FOR BATTLE;
  • 02:20 GOD REMINDED DANIEL
  • 02:22 THAT WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD.
  • 02:26 IN THIS PROGRAM WE SEE THAT GOD UNLEASHES UNSEEN ANGELIC FORCES
  • 02:32 TO DEFEND HIS TREASURED PEOPLE.
  • 02:45 I'M DRIVING TO THE VALLEY WHERE THE HEBREWS ONCE FOUGHT THE PHILISTINES.
  • 02:49 JOIN WITH ME AND LET'S EXAMINE ONE OF THE SCRIPTURES MOST INTERESTING BATTLE SCENES,
  • 02:55 THE VALLEY WHERE DAVID FOUGHT GOLIATH.
  • 03:09 CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, "B'NEI YISRAEL" WERE LINED UP ON ONE SIDE OF THE VALLEY
  • 03:14 AND THE PHILISTINE ON THE OTHER.
  • 03:20 FORCES WERE READY TO ENGAGE IN A GREAT CONTEST AS YOU MIGHT RECALL
  • 03:23 BACK IN THE DAYS OF SAMUEL.
  • 03:26 THE STORY IS TOLD IN 1ST SAMUEL
  • 03:27 HOW THEY CAME TO THIS VALLEY, THE VALLEY OF ELAH.
  • 03:31 AND THERE WAS A CONTEST THAT WAS FOUGHT HERE THAT WOULD BE DECISIVE FOR ISRAEL'S HISTORY.
  • 03:37 THERE YOU HAD THE ARMY OF ISRAEL SQUARED OFF
  • 03:41 AGAINST THE PHILISTINES.
  • 03:45 IT'S AMAZING TODAY YOU HAVE THOSE THAT REFER TO THEMSELVES AS PALESTINIANS ON THE ONE HAND,
  • 03:49 FIGHTING AGAINST THOSE WHO FLY UNDER THE BANNER OF THE "MAGEN DAVID",
  • 03:52 THE SHIELD OF DAVID, OR THE STAR OF DAVID, ON THE OTHER.
  • 03:54 IT'S ALMOST AS THOUGH THE DESCENDANTS OF BOTH ARE JUST STILL ENGAGED IN CONFLICT
  • 04:01 3000 YEARS AFTER THE STORY THAT TOOK PLACE HERE
  • 04:05 YEARS AGO OF COURSE, WHEN DAVID FOUND HIMSELF IN THIS VALLEY.
  • 04:09 THE STORY IS TOLD IN
  • 04:11 THE 17TH CHAPTER OF 1ST SAMUEL,
  • 04:14 HOW THEY WERE LINED UP HERE.
  • 04:16 YOU CAN RECALL THE STORY, I'D IMAGINE,
  • 04:19 HOW DAVID COMES BRINGING FOOD STAPLES FOR HIS BROTHERS AT THE BEHEST OF HIS FATHER
  • 04:24 AND THEN HE SEES THIS GOLIATH COME OUT AND TAUNT THE ARMIES OF THE LIVING GOD.
  • 04:30 DAVID ISN'T KNOWN TO BE MUCH OF A SOLDIER, HE'S A SHEPHERD BOY.
  • 04:33 AND REALLY, WHEN HE WAS OUT THERE PROTECTING THE FLOCK HE HAD A SLING SHOT
  • 04:37 AND THAT WAS ABOUT THE ONLY THING HE WAS TRAINED IN AND SO HE HAD THIS IN HIS POCKET.
  • 04:43 HE SEES THIS GOLIATH COME OUT AND DAVID'S INDIGNANT.
  • 04:47 THIS FELLOW'S INSULTING THE ARMIES OF THE LIVING GOD.
  • 04:50 DAVID IS A SPIRITED FELLOW. HE BELIEVES IN GOD, HE BELIEVES IN GOD'S BEING ABLE.
  • 04:55 SO WHEN THIS FELLOW COMES OUT TAUNTING,
  • 04:57 DAVID RAISES THE QUESTION, "WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE GUY THAT TAKES HIM OUT?"
  • 05:02 WAS IT SIMPLY DAVID'S VERVE AND VITALITY?
  • 05:05 OR IS THERE AN ANOINTING ON HIM THAT JUST THRUSTS HIM INTO THE FUTURE AT THIS JUNCTURE?
  • 05:11 AND BEYOND HIS OWN INNATE TENDENCIES, HIS BOLDNESS, HIS VERVE,
  • 05:15 IS THERE SOME PROTECTION OF THE LORD
  • 05:18 THAT GOES BEFORE HIM AND ENABLES HIM TO HAVE GOOD SUCCESS?
  • 05:22 OVER AND AGAIN DAVID CREDITS HIS TRIUMPHS TO GOD GOING WITH HIM.
  • 05:26 AND NOT ONLY WITH HIM AS AN INDIVIDUAL PRESERVING HIM IN THE MIDST OF TROUBLE,
  • 05:30 BUT GOD GOING WITH ARMIES OF ISRAEL AS WELL.
  • 05:34 DANIEL YEARS LATER PICKS UP ON THE SAME STORY WHEN HE REPORTS
  • 05:38 HOW THERE WAS GABRIEL,
  • 05:40 HOW THERE WAS MICHAEL
  • 05:42 WHO WAS ISRAEL'S PATRON ANGEL
  • 05:44 IF YOU WILL,
  • 05:45 THERE CONTESTING FOR THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:48 NATIONS COME AND GO AND PEOPLE FIGHT BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A FIGHT BEHIND THE FIGHT.
  • 05:52 YOU MIGHT RECALL THE NEW TESTAMENT PASSAGE THAT SAYS,
  • 06:09 FRIENDS, IF WE TAKE THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY THERE'S A BATTLE UNSEEN.
  • 06:13 OF COURSE, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 06:15 BUT IT SEEMS THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO DAVID BECAUSE WHEN GOLIATH CAME OUT AND SAID,
  • 06:21 "LOOK, WHO IS THIS THAT YOU'RE SENDING ME ISRAEL?
  • 06:24 THIS IS THE BEST THAT YOU CAN DO?"
  • 06:25 DAVID SEEMED SO VERY INSIGNIFICANT AS YOU MIGHT RECALL.
  • 06:29 AND WHILE HE'S JUST SNARLING AT DAVID AND INSULTING DAVID
  • 06:33 AND THE ARMIES OF ISRAEL AND THE GOD OF ISRAEL DAVID SAYS,
  • 06:37 "YOU COME TO ME WITH SHIELD."
  • 06:40 "YOU COME TO ME LADEN WITH ARMOR."
  • 06:42 "BUT I COME TO YOU IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OF HOSTS."
  • 06:46 AND SO SOMETHING THIS PRIMITIVE
  • 06:49 WITH STONE IN IT AND GOD,
  • 06:52 THAT'S AN EQUATION FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE.
  • 06:56 AT ONE LEVEL THE RESOURCES THAT ISRAEL HAS AT DAYS' END SEEMS SO VERY INADEQUATE TO THE TASK.
  • 07:05 IN A FEW MOMENTS WE'RE GOING TO GO TO AN INTERVIEW
  • 07:08 WITH A FAMOUS ISRAELI GENERAL.
  • 07:11 THE 2ND MOST DECORATED
  • 07:12 ISRAELI GENERAL
  • 07:14 IN THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES IN THE MODERN HISTORY.
  • 07:19 HE'S A RATHER INTERESTING FELLOW IN PART BECAUSE WHEN HE WAS IN OFFICER'S SCHOOL HE WAS PUT OUT.
  • 07:25 THEY SAID THAT HE DIDN'T THINK HE WAS REALLY CUT FROM THE RIGHT CLOTH.
  • 07:29 AND SO HE WAS PUT OUT OF THE OFFICER CORP.
  • 07:32 HE WOUND UP WORKING HIS WAY UP BY VIRTUE OF HIS DINT OF DETERMINATION,
  • 07:37 HIS PROWESS, HIS SPIRIT, HIS VERVE,
  • 07:40 HIS WILLINGNESS TO JUMP INTO THE FRAY.
  • 07:43 AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT HE WINDS UP BECOMING THE GENERAL OF THE ARMOR CORP.
  • 07:49 DAVID IS MUCH THE SAME. HE STARTS OFF SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT,
  • 07:53 BUT GOD IS WITH HIM. AND THIS IS THE STORY THAT WE WANT TO FOCUS ON AT DAYS' END.
  • 07:59 IT'S INTERESTING AT ONE LEVEL TO REWIND THE TAPE ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE SAMUEL STORY
  • 08:04 HERE IN THE CLASSIC BATTLE OF DAVID AND GOLIATH.
  • 08:08 WHAT I WANTED TO DO WAS LOOK AT THE FINAL BATTLE IN DANIEL
  • 08:12 WHERE WE SEE HOW GOD IS GOING TO SEND ANGELIC FORCES TO ASSIST THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:19 AND WHAT I WANTED TO SHOW WAS,
  • 08:21 EVER SINCE ISRAELIS PICKED UP A SWORD IN A SPIRIT OF FIGHT
  • 08:25 GOING BACK TO DAVID WHO'S THE QUINTESSENTIAL ISRAELITE SOLDIER,
  • 08:29 IN DAVID'S OWN MOUTH, HE SAYS, "I COME TO YOU IN THE NAME OF
  • 08:32 "ADONAI TZEVA'OT",
  • 08:34 THE LORD OF HOSTS,
  • 08:36 THE LORD OF THE ARMIES.
  • 08:37 GOD IS WITH THESE ARMIES.
  • 08:39 AND THE GOD WHO WAS WITH ISRAEL IN THE BEGINNING
  • 08:42 WILL GO THROUGH HISTORY AND BE WITH ISRAEL AT THE END,
  • 08:46 SUPERNATURAL FORCES BEHIND TO HELP ISRAEL ACCOMPLISH ITS PURPOSE
  • 08:51 AS MANDATED IN THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 08:54 ISRAEL DOESN'T GET DESTROYED, IT DOESN'T GO AWAY.
  • 08:56 "HE WHO KEEPETH WATCH OVER ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBERS AND NOR SLEEPS."
  • 09:01 AND THAT IS THE SAME GOD THAT KEEPS WATCH OVER ME AND OVER YOU.
  • 09:23 LET ME BE VERY CLEAR.
  • 09:24 IT'S NOT ABOUT LAND.
  • 09:26 THE ARABS HAVE 613 TIMES MORE TERRITORY THAN THE ISRAELI'S DO JEFF.
  • 09:32 ISRAEL IS WHAT? THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY?
  • 09:35 9,000 SQUARE MILES, THAT'S IT.
  • 09:37 IF YOU LOOK AT THE EARTH, 24,000 MILES WIDE,
  • 09:41 SOMETIMES IT'S A 20 MINUTE DRIVE FROM EAST TO WEST IN ISRAEL.
  • 09:44 RIGHT.ISRAEL'S THE LITTLE PIECE OF LAND
  • 09:47 WHERE IT ALWAYS SAYS "ISRAEL" IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 09:49 IT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH ON THE MAP TO PUT ISRAEL ON IT.
  • 09:51 RIGHT.SO ALL OF THIS TALK, JEWS EXPANSIONISTS, COLONIALISTS, AND THE LIKE,
  • 09:56 THERE'S GOT TO BE A BIG CHASM BETWEEN THE RHETORIC AND THE REALTY.
  • 10:01 IT'S A SPIRITUAL WAR.
  • 10:03 RIGHT. AND GIVEN TO - THIS ISN'T ROOTED IN GEOPOLITICS;
  • 10:06 IT'S REALLY ROOTED IN SOME NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS.
  • 10:10 HENCE, IN CONSIDERING THE MIDDLE EAST, WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY,
  • 10:16 THAT IS, DANIEL'S TELLING OF SPIRITUAL FORCES DRIVING WORLD EVENTS.
  • 10:28 COMING TO YOU FROM LATRUN,
  • 10:30 VERY FAMOUS SITE IN ISRAEL.
  • 10:33 THE ARMOR CORPS OF THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES HAS A MUSEUM HERE
  • 10:37 WHERE THERE'S A VARIETY OF CAPTURED TANKS.
  • 10:41 IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT AREA IN THE BIBLE TOO.
  • 10:44 THIS IS IN VERY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO WHERE
  • 10:46 THE SUN WAS SAID TO HAVE STOOD STILL IN JOSHUA'S DAY.
  • 10:49 "MODIIN" IS JUST OVER THE HILL AS WELL THAT HARKS BACK TO A VERY FAMOUS BATTLE
  • 10:54 WHEN THE MACABEES GOT GOING AND FOUGHT THE SYRIANS.
  • 10:57 AND SPEAKING OF THE SYRIANS,
  • 11:00 I'M STANDING BY TANKS NOW THAT WERE CAPTURED FROM THE SYRIANS IN MODERN WARS.
  • 11:05 BEHIND ME IS A STURMGESCHUTZ,
  • 11:07 IT'S A GERMAN TANK
  • 11:08 THAT WAS USED, FELL INTO THE HANDS OF THE SOVIET ARMY
  • 11:11 WHO TRANSFERRED IT TO THE SYRIANS WHO THEN LOST IT IN THE BATTLE WITH ISRAEL.
  • 11:18 THIS RIGHT HERE IS PANZER TANK.
  • 11:20 BRINGS BACK MEMORIES
  • 11:22 OF WORLD WAR II FOR ME.
  • 11:23 I REMEMBER HOW MY MOTHER WAS SMUGGLED OUT OF NAZI GERMANY
  • 11:26 BECAUSE OF TERRORS IMPOSED BY THE REGIME THAT SPORTED THIS TANK.
  • 11:31 AND THEN WE COME TO THIS ONE RIGHT HERE.
  • 11:33 THERE'S A JEWISH EXPRESSION,
  • 11:35 "DOR L' DOR",
  • 11:37 FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.
  • 11:39 GENERATION COMES, A GENERATION GOES,
  • 11:41 BUT IT SEEMS THAT CONSISTENT THROUGH THE PASSAGE OF TIME
  • 11:45 ARE FORCES THAT ARE MINDED TO EXTERMINATE THE JEWS.
  • 11:48 THIS IS A SHERMAN TANK,
  • 11:50 AN AMERICAN TANK,
  • 11:54 THAT HAS A FRENCH TURRET ON TOP OF IT THAT WAS UNDER THE EMPLOY OF THE EGYPTIANS
  • 11:58 WHO THEN LOST IT IN A SINAI WAR WITH ISRAEL.
  • 12:00 YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE MUSLIM SYMBOL.
  • 12:03 YOU CAN SEE THE GREEN CIRCLE
  • 12:05 WITH THE CRESCENT MOON THERE.
  • 12:07 ACTUALLY THERE'S EVEN AN ARABIC LICENSE PLATE ON THIS ONE.
  • 12:11 AS I'D SAID A MOMENT AGO, IT SEEMS THAT THE CLASH,
  • 12:14 THE WAR, INDIVIDUALS BENT ON DESTROYING JEWS FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION,
  • 12:20 IT'S A WAR THAT ENDURES FROM BIBLE DAYS RIGHT INTO THE MODERN ERA.
  • 12:24 WE KNOW FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL THAT THERE'S A WAR BEHIND THE WAR.
  • 12:29 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS AS DANIEL IS SPEAKING OF COMING WARS,
  • 12:34 INTRODUCED INTO THE NARRATIVE ARE WARRIOR ANGELS.
  • 12:39 STRANGE AS THIS MIGHT SOUND,
  • 12:40 WE'RE GOING TO SEE GABRIEL
  • 12:43 INTRODUCED INTO THE HEBREW BIBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 12:46 FOLLOWED THEN IMMEDIATELY BY ANOTHER ANGEL,
  • 12:48 MICHAEL.
  • 12:51 ARCHANGELS, WE KNOW THEM AS.
  • 12:53 IT'S INTERESTING THAT WHEN ONE LOOKS AT THE BIBLE WE SEE ANGELS NOT ONLY DELIVERING MESSAGES
  • 12:59 BUT ACTUALLY CONTENDING, FIGHTING.
  • 13:03 HENCE THERE'S NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS.
  • 13:05 THE HEBREW WORD FOR ANGEL
  • 13:07 IS "MALACH".COMES FROM THE
  • 13:08 ANCIENT UGARITIC VERB "LACH",
  • 13:11 WHICH MEANS "TO SEND",
  • 13:12 HENCE, TYPICALLY THEY'RE CONSTRUED AS GIVING A MESSAGE.
  • 13:16 AND TO BE SURE, GABRIEL IS INTRODUCED HERE TO A PERPLEXED DANIEL WHO IS OVER HIS HEAD.
  • 13:21 HE SEES VISIONS OF A WORLD AT THE END AND HE WONDERS WHAT IT ALL MEANS.
  • 13:26 AND WE SEE THEN IN DANIEL
  • 13:28 CHAPTER 8 WHERE HE'S VISITED
  • 13:30 BY GABRIEL IN VERSE 16.
  • 13:33 GABRIEL COMES TO MAKE THIS MAN UNDERSTAND A VISION.
  • 13:37 HE'S TOLD IN VERSE 19 THAT THE VISION AWAITS FULFILLMENT IN THE LATER TIME.
  • 13:43 IF YOU LOOK THEN IN,
  • 13:48 WE SEE GABRIEL COMES AND THE IMAGERY HERE IS RATHER STRIKING.
  • 13:57 HENCE THE IMAGERY HERE OF AN ANGEL AS A WINGED CREATURE.
  • 14:01 HE FLIES, ACCORDING TO THE TEXT AND HE MAKES HAST TO GET TO DANIEL TO GIVE HIM A WORD.
  • 14:07 AND HE SAYS IN VERSE 22,
  • 14:14 HENCE, HERE THE ANGEL IS GOD'S MESSENGER TO BRING FORTH UNDERSTANDING.
  • 14:19 LATER ON THEN WE SEE IN THE 10TH CHAPTER THAT WE SEE THE VISION OF AN ANGEL CONTENDING.
  • 14:27 ACTUALLY, IN EFFECT, GABRIEL SAYS,
  • 14:29 "LISTEN I WANTED TO GET TO YOU EARLIER"
  • 14:30 "BUT I WAS ENGAGED IN A BATTLE ROYAL WITH THE PRINCE OF PERSIA."
  • 14:34 AND HE SAYS THAT,
  • 14:36 "MICHAEL, ANOTHER ANGEL, CAME TO MY AIDE AND TOGETHER WE GAVE FIGHT TO THE PERSIANS",
  • 14:42 WHICH SEEMS RATHER INTERESTING.
  • 14:44 JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT I AM NOT LYING, IT'S HERE,
  • 14:58 WHAT'S INTRODUCED INTO THE NARRATIVE HERE IS A WARRING ANGEL.
  • 15:02 MICHAEL, IN FACT, IS ENVISIONED AS THE PATRON SAINT OF ISRAEL.
  • 15:07 YOU MIGHT RECALL ELSEWHERE IN SCRIPTURE WE'RE TOLD THAT
  • 15:09 "HE WHO KEEPETH ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP."
  • 15:14 AND IN AS MUCH AS THE DEVIL IS SAID TO DISPATCH HIS HOARDS TO DRIVE ENEMIES AGAINST ISRAEL,
  • 15:21 TO DRIVE IT INTO EXTERMINATION, TO DRIVE THE NATION STATE TOWARD INHALATION,
  • 15:27 IN MUCH THE SAME WAY, THERE IS FORCES FOR GOOD, ANGELS,
  • 15:30 ACCORDING TO THE TEXT THAT ARE DISPATCHED TO BE OF ASSISTANCE
  • 15:34 TO HELP SOME UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE LAST DAYS
  • 15:37 AND TO BOTH HELP THEM UNDERSTAND AND TO CONTEND FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 15:42 AND LET ME TELL YOU, JEWISH PEOPLE NEED ALL OF HEAVEN'S HELP.
  • 15:46 NOT ALL JEWISH PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGE IT LIKE THAT.
  • 15:48 AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT AT ONE LEVEL
  • 15:50 THAT HERE IN ISRAELITE SOCIETY INDIVIDUALS NEED TO CULTIVATE A MILITARY FORCE
  • 15:57 AND THERE'S A SENSE IN WHICH IT'S ON OUR SOLDIERS AND ON OUR SHOULDERS TO PROTECT THE HOME LAND.
  • 16:04 WHILE THAT'S TRUE, IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT THERE'S GOD WHO'S GOT GOOD NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS,
  • 16:09 WHO IN FACT, HAS BROUGHT BACK ISRAEL AS A NATION STATE IN THESE LAST DAYS,
  • 16:13 RAISED UP THE NATION STATE AND HAS ENABLED ISRAEL TO FIGHT INCREDIBLE ODDS.
  • 16:19 IT'S A FASCINATING STORY.
  • 16:21 IN DANIEL WE'RE TOLD THAT AT DAYS' END IN THESE LAST DAYS WAR
  • 16:25 IT ALL HEATS AND THERE IS A BATTLE ROYAL.
  • 16:27 THERE'S SPIRITUAL NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS, THERE'S ANGELIC FORCES THAT COME INTO PLAY.
  • 16:33 I'M REMINDED OF A PSALM,
  • 16:51 LEST WE STUMBLE AND DASH OUR FOOT.
  • 16:53 IT'S A FASCINATING STORY.
  • 17:13 OH, IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
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  • 18:19 EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM YOU SAW JEFF IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH.
  • 18:21 THIS IS THE VALLEY WHERE DAVID AND GOLIATH FOUGHT.
  • 18:25 THIS IS A STONE FROM THE VALLEY OF ELAH.
  • 18:27 IT'S ANOTHER PLACE THAT WE GO WHEN WE'RE IN ISRAEL.
  • 18:30 I THINK IT'S ALWAYS ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO GO TO ISRAEL,
  • 18:33 JUST TO PICK THESE STONES UP OUT OF THE RIVER.
  • 18:34 THERE'S LOTS OF STONES THERE TOO,
  • 18:36 ALL OVER THE VALLEY.
  • 18:38 I WRECKED THE JEEP THERE AT ONE POINT ON A BIG STONE,
  • 18:40 NOT A SMALL ONE.
  • 18:41 BUT, SEE IT ONLY TOOK ONE STONE FOR DAVID TO TAKE GOLIATH DOWN.
  • 18:44 ONE STONE IS ALL IT TOOK.
  • 18:46 IT'S AMAZING THAT THAT POINTS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 18:48 THE YOUNG FELLOW REACHES DOWN, GRABS SOME STONES
  • 18:51 AND THIS BECOMES THE WEAPON TO DESTROY THE ENEMY.
  • 18:55 THAT'S WHAT HE HAD.
  • 18:56 GOD USES REGULAR PEOPLE, REGULAR STUFF.
  • 18:58 HE USES ORDINARY TO DO THINGS THAT ARE SUPER ORDINARY,
  • 19:03 EXTRA ORDINARY.
  • 19:04 AND SPEAKING OF EXTRA ORDINARY, WE HAVE A FELLOW COMING UP, GENERAL KAHALANI,
  • 19:08 WHO IS THE 2ND MOST HIGHLY DECORATED SOLDIER IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL.
  • 19:15 THIS IS A MODERN DAVID. YOU'RE GONNA LOVE HIM.
  • 19:19 GENERAL CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
  • 19:22 AND WHY THESE ARE SO STRATEGIC AND VALUABLE TO ISRAEL?
  • 19:26 GOLAN HEIGHTS, WE HAVE
  • 19:28 32 VILLAGES IN ONE TOWN
  • 19:30 IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 19:32 GOLAN HEIGHTS IS JUST 14 MILES FROM DAMASCUS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT.
  • 19:37 SYRIA IS A HUGE COUNTRY BUT IT'S VERY CLOSE TO OUR BORDER.
  • 19:42 WE ARE THERE FROM THE 1967 WAR
  • 19:44 AND OF COURSE WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLAN TO BE THERE.
  • 19:48 THE MOMENT THEY JUST SHOOT ALL OVER THE NORTH OF ISRAEL,
  • 19:53 THEN WE DECIDED TO MOVE TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
  • 19:55 TO BE IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS FOR ME
  • 20:00 IS LIKE PROTECTING THE NORTHERN OF ISRAEL FROM SYRIA.
  • 20:05 AND WE KNOW, SYRIA, BEHIND THEM NOW WE DON'T HAVE IRAQ
  • 20:10 BUT THE IRAQ WAS BEHIND THEM AND IRAN BEHIND THEM,
  • 20:14 THEY COULD USE SYRIA LIKE [A] PATROL TO ATTACK ISRAEL.
  • 20:18 GOLAN HEIGHTS GIVES US THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THE AREA.
  • 20:23 WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT LAND FOR PEACE.
  • 20:25 "LET'S GIVE THE GOLAN TO SYRIA FOR PEACE, "LET'S GIVE THE GAZA..."
  • 20:30 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF LAND FOR PEACE AS A PRINCIPAL?
  • 20:33 SOME PLACE IN ISRAEL WE ARE READY TO COMPROMISE.
  • 20:40 THE PLACE THAT WE ARE READY TO COMPROMISE,
  • 20:42 AND I'M READY TO COMPROMISE -
  • 20:44 TALKING ABOUT THOSE
  • 20:46 6 TOWNS, HUGH TOWNS
  • 20:49 IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA,
  • 20:50 WHAT YOU CALL
  • 20:51 "WEST BANK".
  • 20:53 AND I'M NOT REALLY - NOT REALLY SHOULD BE THERE AND CONTROL THEIR LIFE.
  • 20:57 I'M READY TO DO MANY THINGS.
  • 20:58 BUT WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE,
  • 21:01 WHICH PLACE WE SHOULD BE THERE FOREVER TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY.
  • 21:06 WE HAVE TO BE IN
  • 21:07 THE JORDON RIVER,
  • 21:08 JORDON VALLEY,
  • 21:10 NEAR JERICHO
  • 21:11 TO PROTECT ISRAEL.
  • 21:13 IT'S JUST 25 MINUTES DRIVE FROM JERICHO TO JERUSALEM, TO OUR CAPITOL.
  • 21:18 WE SHOULD BE IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS TO PROTECT THE NORTH OF ISRAEL
  • 21:22 BECAUSE ISRAEL IS JUST AROUND 10 MILES WIDE
  • 21:27 WHEN WE HAD THE GREEN LINE BEFORE 1967.
  • 21:31 AND DO YOU THINK ABOUT HOW FAST THEY CAN CUT THE COUNTRY INTO TWO PIECES?
  • 21:37 WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM IN 3 HOURS THEY CAN DO IT.
  • 21:40 WE NEED LAND.
  • 21:43 WE CAN USE THE AIR FORCE,
  • 21:45 WE CAN USE THE SHIPS,
  • 21:47 WE CAN USE MANY THINGS,
  • 21:48 BUT WHEN YOU PUT THE FLAG ON THE HILL, IT'S YOURS.
  • 21:53 AND FROM THE HILLS YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF.
  • 21:56 THERE'S A SAYING, "LO GOY EL GOY CHEREV..."
  • 22:01 "NATION WILL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION".
  • 22:04 WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THIS TO HAPPEN IN YOUR OPINION?
  • 22:09 SURPRISE [TO] ME HOW YOU TALK FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 22:14 I WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE.
  • 22:16 AND I THINK THAT MY GENERATION SHOULD BRING THE PEACE.
  • 22:19 BUT THE HATRED IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS SO DEEP
  • 22:24 AND THE PEOPLE AROUND US THEY HATE US SO MUCH.
  • 22:28 THEY ARE READY TO DO ANYTHING TO THROW US TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • 22:35 AND THEY HAVE PLAN HOW TO DO IT.
  • 22:37 YOU CANNOT CONVINCE THEM [OF] THAT IF YOU WITHDRAWAL FROM THE AREA.
  • 22:42 LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HAMAS.
  • 22:45 A FEW YEARS [AGO]
  • 22:46 I TALK[ED] WITH THE HAMAS
  • 22:47 PEOPLE IN THE JAIL.
  • 22:48 I WAS MINISTER OF
  • 22:49 THE PUBLIC SECURITY
  • 22:51 AND I ASKED THEM,
  • 22:52 "LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE NATION, OF THE AREA".
  • 22:56 THEY SAID, "WHAT IS THE QUESTION?" >>IT'S OUR FUTURE.
  • 22:59 LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE.
  • 23:01 TELL ME WHAT'S GOING TO BE HERE 25 YEARS FROM NOW?
  • 23:03 [HE] SAID, "ONE BIG PALESTINE."
  • 23:07 WHAT DO YOU MEAN, BIG PALESTINE?, I SAID. WHAT IS THE BORDER?
  • 23:11 [HE] SAID, "BETWEEN JORDAN RIVER AND THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA."
  • 23:15 I SAID WHAT ABOUT ISRAEL?
  • 23:18 "WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?" HE ASKED ME.
  • 23:21 AND I WAS [THE] MINISTER SITTING WITH HIM IN THE JAIL.
  • 23:24 "THERE IS NO ISRAEL" HE SAID.
  • 23:28 WHAT ABOUT US?
  • 23:29 "WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU BACK TO THE COUNTRY THAT YOU COME FROM."
  • 23:33 GENERAL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.
  • 23:35 REALLY A PLEASURE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR.
  • 23:37 YOU'RE WELCOME.
  • 23:48 ♪VALIANT SOLDIERS,♪
  • 23:53 ♪STEADFAST TILL WE WON.♪
  • 23:57 ♪ISRAEL, YOUR HONOR, DEFEND HER TO THE END.♪
  • 24:07 ♪SO LONG KEPT DIVIDED, A NATION NOW UNITED,♪
  • 24:15 ♪OUR COVENANT, OUR HOMELAND. PROMISED TRUTH.♪
  • 24:25 ♪GATHER FROM THE NATIONS A REMNANT OF YOUR PEOPLE.♪
  • 24:33 ♪CHILDREN OF THE CHOSEN - ABRAHAM.♪
  • 24:53 THOSE EMBROILED IN A FIGHT SOMETIMES PAUSE AND SAY,
  • 24:56 "I WONDER WHAT THAT OTHER PARTY WANTS?"
  • 24:58 IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION, "WHAT DO THEY WANT?"
  • 25:00 GENERAL KAHALANI SAID, "THEY WANT ONE BIG PALESTINE".
  • 25:06 WAS THERE EVER EVEN ONE LITTLE PALESTINE THERE IN JUDEA PROPER?
  • 25:11 JEFF, DON'T MAKE ME CRAZY,
  • 25:12 I HATE THAT NAME "PALESTINE".
  • 25:14 LET'S GO WHERE IT REALLY MEANS.
  • 25:16 135 A.D. EMPEROR HADRIAN RENAMES EVERYTHING.
  • 25:21 AELIA CAPITOLINA AND THEN PALESTINE.
  • 25:23 UP UNTIL 1964 EVERYONE WAS A PALESTINIAN.
  • 25:28 ONLY UNTIL 1964 WHEN ARAFAT REALLY MADE IT AN ISSUE DID IT BECOME A PROBLEM.
  • 25:34 THERE IS NO PALESTINIAN MONEY.
  • 25:36 UNTIL ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, THERE WASN'T A PALESTINIAN FLAG.
  • 25:41 THERE IS NO PALESTINIAN LANGUAGE, IT'S ALL ARABIC.
  • 25:45 THE DEVIL USES WHAT HE HAS TO USURP THE JEWS.
  • 25:49 TODAY, INDIVIDUALS SPEAK OF THE "PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY".
  • 25:52 I PERSONALLY LIKE "BIBLICAL AUTHORITY". >>RIGHT.RIGHT.
  • 25:54 NOW LOOKING IN THIS BOOK
  • 25:56 IT'S KNOWN AS "ERETZ YISRAEL",
  • 25:58 THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:59 THE IMPOSITION OF PALESTINE DID DESIGNATE THE REAL ESTATE
  • 26:03 OF SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM HADRIAN, >>RIGHT.
  • 26:05 A ROMAN EMPEROR IN 2ND CENTURY. >>RIGHT.
  • 26:07 AND THEN IT FALLS INTO DISUSE UNTIL REVIVED IN THE MODERN ERA.
  • 26:12 BUT YOU KNOW THE "JERUSALEM POST" AT ONE TIME
  • 26:16 WAS CALLED "THE PALESTINIAN POST".
  • 26:18 THE PALESTINIANS, THE ARABS THAT LIVED IN ISRAEL AT THAT TIME
  • 26:21 DID NOT WANT TO BE CALLED PALESTINIANS.
  • 26:23 THEY WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH THE JEWS.
  • 26:25 THIS IS ALL A "PR" THING, IS ALL IT IS.
  • 26:28 HOW CAN I GET THE JEW OUT OF THE LAND? THAT'S ALL IT IS.
  • 26:31 RIGHT. I'M CONCERNED WITH REVISIONIST VIEWS OF HISTORY >>RIGHT.
  • 26:33 THAT IMPOSE AN UNDERSTANDING OF A WORLD THAT'S NOT THERE. >>RIGHT.
  • 26:36 BUT THIS IS OUR VIEW AND I'M REALLY GLAD FOR IT.
  • 26:38 THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.
  • 26:40 AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 26:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. The Personal Battle
  2. The Battle for Time
  3. The Culture Battle
  4. The Spiritual Battle
  5. The Leader of the Evil Empire
  6. The Battle Plan
  7. The Battle Royal, Part 1
  8. The Battle Royal, Part 2
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