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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.
Episode: “The Leader of the Evil Empire”
Characteristics of the Antichrist’s person and administration are considered in this segment, along with a brief description of his limits and eventual demise.

Caption transcript for Daniel and the Last Days’ Battle for Planet Earth: “The Leader of the Evil Empire” (5/8)

  • 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
  • 00:52 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES PRESENTS,
  • 01:02 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:04 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:05 WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:06 SHALOM.
  • 01:07 WELCOME TO THE STUDY OF DANIEL.
  • 01:09 THE PROPHETIC VISIONS THAT DANIEL HAD FOR THE PAST,
  • 01:12 FOR THE FUTURE AND WHEN HE WAS IN BABYLON 553 B.C.
  • 01:17 YES, MANY DON'T CONSIDER THAT WHEN WRITES HE'S THERE IN MODERN IRAN, IRAQ;
  • 01:21 HE'S THAT PART OF THE WORLD.
  • 01:23 AND THE VISIONS THAT HE HAS ARE SO GOOD FOR US TO KNOW
  • 01:28 THAT WE WIN THE VICTORY OVER EVIL.
  • 01:30 IT'S TERRIFIC.
  • 01:32 RIGHT, THERE'S A BATTLE AND IT SPILLS OVER
  • 01:34 AND HE GETS THAT MESSAGE FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD.
  • 01:35 IT'S INTERESTING. >>IT IS INTERESTING.
  • 01:37 NOW, WE'RE INTERESTED IN THE BATTLE.
  • 01:39 WE'RE INTERESTED IN THE COMMANDER OF THE BATTLE OF THE WICKED FORCES
  • 01:42 AS TODAY WE CONSIDER THE ANTI-CHRIST.
  • 01:44 THIS PERSONALITY GOES BY DIFFERENT NAMES.
  • 01:47 "LUCIFER" IS A LATIN EPITHET FOR "LIGHT BEARER" BECAUSE THE DEVIL DECEIVES.
  • 01:53 "SATAN" IS A HEBREW VERB.
  • 01:54 IT MEANS "TO ACCUSE".
  • 01:57 AND HERE WE'RE LOOKING AT A BEAST WHO TRAMPLES UP NATIONS
  • 01:59 AS WE CONSIDER THE ANTI-CHRIST
  • 02:01 IN "DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH."
  • 02:15 AT THE TIME OF THE END
  • 02:17 EVIL FORCES MUSTERED BY THE ANTI-CHRIST
  • 02:21 WILL BE MOBILIZED AND FOISTED UPON GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 02:39 I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS THE EVIL FORCES FIRST HAND
  • 02:43 WHILE VISITING THE BORDER OF GAZA AND THE SHELL SHOCKED TOWN OF SEDEROT.
  • 02:50 HERE BEHIND THE POLICE STATION
  • 02:51 AT SEDEROT.
  • 02:53 SEDEROT IS AT THE NORTHEASTERN
  • 02:56 AREA OF THE GAZA JUST OUTSIDE OF THE NORTHEASTERN SECTOR.
  • 03:01 SEDEROT IS THE AREA THAT IS RECEIVED MORE KASSAM ROCKETS
  • 03:07 THAN HAS ANY OTHER ISRAELI SETTLEMENT IN RECENT MEMORY.
  • 03:10 IN FACT, WE'RE LOOKING AT BETWEEN 3,000 AND 4,000
  • 03:13 THAT HAVE FALLEN HERE SINCE THE YEAR 2000.
  • 03:18 WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT HERE IS SOME OF THE INVENTORY OF JUST OF RECENT MONTHS IN FACT.
  • 03:22 THIS TOWN HAS BEEN HIT AND IT HAS BEEN HIT HARD.
  • 03:27 THAT'S EVIDENCED JUST DRIVING OVER TO THE POLICE STATION,
  • 03:30 GOING THROUGH THE TOWN YOU CAN SEE THERE'S NOT MANY PEOPLE OUT TODAY.
  • 03:33 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 03:35 WELL, YESTERDAY A NUMBER OF BOMBS, A NUMBER OF THESE MISSILES RAINED DOWN
  • 03:38 ON THIS AREA AND PEOPLE ARE NOT COMFORTABLE GOING OUT AND WALKING ABOUT
  • 03:41 BECAUSE THE POPULATION IS TERRORIZED BY ALL OF THIS.
  • 03:46 THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A KASSAM ROCKET.
  • 03:49 THIS ONE FELL TODAY.
  • 03:52 IN FACT, THEY'RE ALL DATED.
  • 03:54 AND THIS IS TODAY'S FARE.
  • 03:56 OVER HERE IS YESTERDAY'S.
  • 03:59 AND SOME OF THESE MISSILES HAVE GRAFFITI WRITTEN ON THE SIDE.
  • 04:03 ONE SAYS "FROM GAZA WITH LOVE".
  • 04:07 ANOTHER ONE SAYS "TO JERUSALEM".
  • 04:10 AND THEY'RE SENDING THEIR AFFECTIONS THIS WAY.
  • 04:13 WELL, IT'S RATHER TRAGIC SENDING MISSILES AGAINST UNARMED PERSONALITIES
  • 04:17 BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT PEOPLE THAT DON'T WORK WITH THE SAME VALUES THAT WE DO.
  • 04:21 WE'RE LOOKING AT A SERIES, "DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH"
  • 04:27 AND WE'RE GOING TO LOOK IN SOME BIBLICAL TEXT TO CONSIDER WHO IT IS THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH
  • 04:31 FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE FROM TEXT WRITTEN MANY, MANY, MANY CENTURIES AGO.
  • 04:36 AND THOSE TEXTS WERE YESTERDAY, THIS IS TODAY AND HERE WE ARE.
  • 04:41 WE'RE GOING TO BRING THOSE TWO TOGETHER AS WE CONTINUE OUR STORY,
  • 04:44 "DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH"
  • 04:55 IT'S A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE POLICE STATION.
  • 04:57 AND THERE THE BOMBS FELL.
  • 04:59 WHILE DRIVING TO THAT HOME I WAS REMINDED OF JESUS' WORDS
  • 05:02 THAT BELIEVERS OUGHT TO REMEMBER THE NEEDY.
  • 05:04 AND NEEDY THEY ARE,
  • 05:06 THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST GOOD AND EVIL IN THE GAZA.
  • 05:12 I'VE RESPONDED TO DISASTERS BEFORE.
  • 05:15 I'VE BEEN IN HOMES WHERE THERE'S FIRES.
  • 05:19 IN THIS HOME HERE, DINNER IS NOT BEING SERVED.
  • 05:25 COOK POT - HOLES IN IT.
  • 05:28 THE KASSAM ROCKET HIT THE HOUSE.
  • 05:30 THE WALL FELL ON MOTHER.
  • 05:33 FIRE ENSUED.
  • 05:36 WHEN THOSE ROCKETS HIT THEY'RE LOADED WITH NAILS AND THEY'RE VERY - HOW DO YOU RESIST THEM?
  • 05:40 THIS IS A METAL POT. GOES RIGHT THROUGH IT LIKE BULLET HOLES.
  • 05:43 WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THIS DESTRUCTION HERE.
  • 05:47 AND AS I'D SAID, IN ANOTHER LIFE AS A FIREFIGHTER I'VE RESPONDED TO SCENES LIKE THIS BEFORE.
  • 05:53 BUT I WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHERE I WALK ON THIS ONE.
  • 05:55 WE HAVE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT,
  • 05:58 CLOTHING TO PROTECT US FROM NAILS AND OTHER THINGS THAT PROTRUDE
  • 06:01 BUT HERE I HAVE NOTHING BUT THE SHOES THAT I'M WEARING.
  • 06:03 IT'S AN INTERESTING SITE OF COURSE.
  • 06:06 THE ROCKET HIT, A FIRE ENSUED, WALLS FELL DOWN AND THERE WAS SOME PERSONAL DAMAGE AS WELL.
  • 06:12 WHEN I LOOK AMONG THE WRECKAGE I SEE THINGS - AND I DIDN'T SET THIS UP AT ALL.
  • 06:16 I SEE A GAS MASK HERE.
  • 06:19 THE POPULATION IN ISRAEL HAS BEEN INTIMIDATED FROM WARS GONE BY
  • 06:22 WHERE THE CONCERN WAS IS THAT THE ROCKETS BEARING GAS WOULD BEAR DOWN ON PEOPLE
  • 06:26 AND YOU CAN STILL SEE SOME OF THE DEFENSIVE MECHANISMS AGAINST THAT.
  • 06:31 HOW DO YOU DEFEND AGAINST ALL THIS STUFF?
  • 06:33 IT REALLY IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORLD.
  • 06:37 DIFFICULT AS THIS WORLD IS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS WORLD WAS PREDICTED IN THE WORD.
  • 06:43 IF YOU WOULD TURN IN THE BIBLE TO THE BOOK OF DANIEL THE 7TH CHAPTER,
  • 06:48 HEREIN THE PROPHET SAYS IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 3, HE SEES..
  • 06:56 GAZA IS JUST ON THE SEA, IN FACT, IT WAS KNOWN AS "AZZAH" IN ANCIENT DAYS.
  • 07:02 IT WAS A PHILISTINE PORT CITY
  • 07:04 AND HERE THIS PROPHET HAS A VISION OF THESE VARIOUS MONSTERS COMING OUT OF THE SEA.
  • 07:08 HE SAYS IN VERSE 3,
  • 07:11 THESE BEASTS CAME UP FOUR IN NUMBER.
  • 07:13 THE FIRST, HE SAYS, WAS LIKE A LION, VERY AGGRESSIVE.
  • 07:16 THE PROPHET IS PREDICTING IT FROM DANIEL'S DAY.
  • 07:19 HE'S PREDICTING THESE VARIOUS ANIMALS THAT ARE GOING TO COME
  • 07:22 AND BRING THEIR FORCE TO BEAR ON AN AREA.
  • 07:25 THIS IS THE RESULT OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RIGHT HERE.
  • 07:28 HE SAYS THE FIRST WAS LIKE A LION WITH WINGS.
  • 07:31 AND WE SEE IMAGES OF BABYLONIA DEPICTED IN ANCIENT STATUES AS A LION, AS A WINGED CREATURE.
  • 07:38 HE GOES ON THEN IN VERSE 5 TO SPEAK OF ANOTHER BEAST THAT COMES IN THE WAKE - A BEAR.
  • 07:44 SOME HAVE CONSTRUED THAT THIS EMPIRE WOULD BE THE MEDES, THE PERSIANS,
  • 07:51 THE CONFEDERACY OF THE TWO.
  • 07:53 YOU KNOW, BEARS ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE NEXT TO THE LION; THEY'RE THE KING OF THE AREA.
  • 07:59 THEY'RE KNOWN FOR PLUNDER AND FOR RAVAGING AND THE LIKE.
  • 08:04 AND AFTER THE BEAR HE SAYS, - THE BEAR'S MENTIONED IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 5.
  • 08:07 AND IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 6, THEN ALONG COMES ALONG ONE LIKE A LEOPARD.
  • 08:12 THEY MOVE VERY SWIFTLY AND THEY TROUNCE UPON THEIR PREY.
  • 08:15 BUT IT'S THE FOURTH BEAST THAT IS THE OBJECT OF MY ATTENTION,
  • 08:20 IN PART BECAUSE IT WAS THE OBJECT OF THIS AUTHOR.
  • 08:24 HE'S GOING TO INTERPRET THESE BEASTS TO REFLECT VARIOUS KINGDOMS,
  • 08:28 THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE CAME AND HELD SWAY,
  • 08:31 THE PERSIANS AND THE MEDES,
  • 08:33 ELSEWHERE THE GREEKS WERE LIKENED TO A LEOPARD
  • 08:36 THAT SWEPT AND MOVED SWIFTLY OVER JUDEA AND EASTWARD TO GET THE BETTER OF PERSIA.
  • 08:46 WE'RE TOLD THEN THAT ANOTHER EMPIRE ARISES IN THE LAST DAYS IS THE WAY THIS PICTURE IS SET
  • 08:53 THAT'S STRANGER THAN ALL THE ANIMALS THAT EVER CAME BEFORE.
  • 08:56 IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 7 HE SEES A VISION,
  • 09:00 A LATER VISION WHERE HE SEES A FOURTH BEAST THAT'S TERRIBLE.
  • 09:04 THE LANGUAGE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IS "DREADFUL".
  • 09:16 THIS HEINOUS CREATURE WITH IRON TEETH, WITH A METAL MOUTH
  • 09:20 COMES AND DEVOURS AND BREAKS IN PIECES, A HORRIBLE CREATURE.
  • 09:26 THEN IN VERSE 19 OF THE 7TH CHAPTER DANIEL IS ENQUIRING, "WHAT IS THIS BEAST?"
  • 09:33 IN VERSE 19 HE'S STRUCK BY IT. HE SAYS,
  • 09:44 IN OTHER WORDS, THERE'S SOME EMPIRE, THERE'S SOMETHING THAT'S EMERGING
  • 09:47 THAT'S BENT FOR WAR THAT MADE EVERYTHING THAT CAME BEFORE IT PALE IN COMPARISON.
  • 09:51 IT'S A NEW KIND OF WAR.
  • 09:53 IT'S A NEW KIND OF EMPIRE.
  • 09:55 THERE'S THIS NEW KIND OF WORLD AND DANIEL IS STRUCK AND WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 09:59 WELL, IN VERSES 23 AND ON, THE EXPLANATION IS GIVEN AND IT REALLY IS WORTH A LOOK.
  • 10:04 HE SAYS,
  • 10:13 THAT THIS ONE COMES AND IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE THAT CAME BEFORE IT.
  • 10:24 EMERGING AT DAYS' END IS THIS HORRIFIC EMPIRE THAT CRUSHES EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF IT.
  • 10:32 HE SAYS THEN THAT,
  • 10:35 THIS IS WHERE EXPOSITORS GET THIS ONE-WORLD EMPIRE UNDERNEATH THE ANTI-CHRIST
  • 10:40 AND FROM THAT WILL EMERGE THIS BEAST, THIS KING WHO WILL ARISE AND BE DIVERSE FROM ALL OTHERS.
  • 10:55 WE'RE TOLD THAT THIS ANTI-MESSIAH IS GOING TO MAKE HIS ENTRANCE
  • 10:57 ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA OUT OF THIS CONFEDERACY OF KINGS AND HE'S GOING TO RULE.
  • 11:03 HE'S GONNA SPEAK WORDS AGAINST THE MOST HIGH GOD AND DO MORE.
  • 11:07 WE'LL PICK UP WITH THIS STORY AGAIN IN A MOMENT.
  • 11:18 COMING TO YOU FROM THE NEWSROOM OF [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 11:25 WHERE WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE WORLD'S NEWS ON THE ONE HAND
  • 11:28 AND LOOKING AT THE WORD OF GOD ON THE OTHER,
  • 11:30 AND PUT THE TWO TOGETHER AND GIVE YOU COMMENTARY ON A WEEKLY BASIS IF NOT A DAILY BASIS
  • 11:36 WHEN THERE'S BREAKING, PROPHETIC NEWS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 11:40 I HOPE YOU WILL MAKE IT A HABIT OF REFERRING TO [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 11:46 AND LET US CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.
  • 11:58 OH, IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 12:01 SANDRA LEVITT AND I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A TRIP.
  • 12:04 BUS LOAD OF PILGRIMS ARE HERE
  • 12:07 AND 6 PASTOR'S CAME WITH US
  • 12:09 THAT ARE BEHIND US HERE BAPTIZING INDIVIDUALS
  • 12:14 AND WHY NOT YOU SOMETIME?
  • 12:16 JOIN SANDRA LEVITT AND I FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 12:19 AND BE BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 12:32 THAT'S BEAUTIFUL ISRAEL.
  • 12:34 PEACEFUL ISRAEL.
  • 12:35 WE DON'T GO TO THE PLACES
  • 12:36 WE'VE BEEN SHOWING YOU.
  • 12:38 WE DON'T GO TO PLACES
  • 12:39 WHERE THERE'VE BEEN BOMBS OR THERE'RE ROCKETS.
  • 12:41 WE TAKE YOU TO WONDERFUL PILGRIM SITES
  • 12:43 THAT ARE WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE.
  • 12:46 JEFF, I AM AMAZED THAT THERE ARE BETWEEN 3000 AND 4000 ROCKETS
  • 12:50 FALLEN IN SEDEROT SINCE 2000.
  • 12:53 I THINK "WHAT OTHER COUNTRY WOULD PUT UP THIS?
  • 12:56 YEAH, WHAT WOULD AMERICA DO?
  • 12:58 IN 911 WE WERE HIT HARD
  • 12:59 AND BINGO THE WHOLE WORLD UNLEASHED FOR US
  • 13:02 AND HERE THERE'S THOUSANDS OF THESE
  • 13:04 WEEK AFTER MONTH AFTER YEAR.
  • 13:06 AND NOBODY REPORTS IT.
  • 13:08 ALL WE EVER SEE ON THE NEWS IS THAT ISRAEL GOES INTO GAZA.
  • 13:12 ISRAEL GOES AND TAKES THE ACTION.
  • 13:15 AND PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO KNOW THAT ROCKETS ARE FLYING INTO ISRAEL.
  • 13:19 RIGHT.
  • 13:20 EVERY SINGLE DAY.
  • 13:22 YES, THEY'RE REALLY AT THEIR RAGGED EDGE THERE.
  • 13:24 IT'S NOT ONLY PATHETIC AT ONE LEVEL
  • 13:26 BUT ITS PROPHETIC TOO AS THINGS HEAT UP THERE.
  • 13:29 SEEMS THAT THESE HAVE BIBLICAL IMPLICATIONS.
  • 13:31 IT'S WHAT DANIEL WAS TALKING ABOUT.
  • 13:33 DANIEL IS TALKING ABOUT THE END TIMES.
  • 13:35 WHAT ARE THE END TIMES?
  • 13:36 THIS IS ALL LAID OUT BEFORE US.
  • 13:38 RIGHT, ISRAEL GATHERED TOGETHER AS A NATION,
  • 13:41 REGIONAL POWERS BENT ON ITS DEMISE,
  • 13:44 AN ANTI-CHRIST MAKING HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 13:48 IT'S ALL THERE ISN'T IT?
  • 13:49 ANY WAY HE CAN THE DEVIL USES ANYTHING HE CAN.
  • 13:52 YES, IT MIGHT SEEM AT FACE VALUE, BY THE WAY,
  • 13:54 THAT WE'RE BURNING BOTH ENDS OF THE CANDLE.
  • 13:56 ON THE ONE HAND WE'RE SAYING,
  • 13:57 "OH, IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT!"
  • 13:59 ON THE OTHER HAND THERE'S WAR LOOMING ON THE HORIZON.
  • 14:01 RIGHT. BUT IT'S NOT, IT'S DIFFERENT.
  • 14:04 EVERYONE THAT GOES TO ISRAEL IS AMAZED AT HOW PEACEFUL IT IS.
  • 14:07 RIGHT, IT'S THE BIBLE LAND.
  • 14:08 THE PROBLEMS ARE MORE LOCALIZED RATHER THAN EVERYWHERE.
  • 14:11 IN FACT, WHEN WE WENT TO GAZA
  • 14:14 WE HAD TO GET MILITARY APPROVAL TO GO THERE.
  • 14:17 WE WENT CLOSER THAN MOST PEOPLE GO. >>RIGHT.
  • 14:20 AND NOW OFF TO GAZA WE GO AS WE CONTINUE ALONG IN THE JOURNEY AND CONSIDER
  • 14:24 "DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH."
  • 14:38 WELL, THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
  • 14:41 AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S MORE THAN A RUMOR HERE.
  • 14:44 OVER THE HILL I SEE FIRE IN THE GAZA.BEIT HANOUN.
  • 14:50 THIS IS THE AREA WHERE
  • 14:51 THOUSANDS OF ROCKETS HAS BEEN
  • 14:53 LOBBED OVER INTO THIS AREA.
  • 14:56 WE JUST OBSERVED, I KNOW YOU HAVE WITH ME,
  • 14:58 A UNIT OF TANKS MAKING THEIR WAY TO POINTS UNKNOWN TO US.
  • 15:03 I KNOW THEY KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING.
  • 15:05 WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING BUT WE KNOW AT ONE LEVEL WHERE THE WORLD IS GOING
  • 15:09 AND SO AGAINST THIS BACKDROP WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS TO CONTINUE THE STORY
  • 15:13 IN THE 7TH CHAPTER OF THE BOOK OF DANIEL WHEREIN WE'RE TOLD OF A WORLD
  • 15:19 WHERE A VERY STRANGE EMPIRE IS GOING TO EMERGE AT DAYS' END AND CRUSH AND REEK HAVOC.
  • 15:27 DANIEL, AS YOU MIGHT RECALL WAS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT ALL THIS MEANT.
  • 15:31 HE SAYS AS MUCH AND THEN HE'S DIRECTED TO AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION,
  • 15:35 "WHAT MEANS GOD BY THIS VISION?"
  • 15:39 HE SAYS HE WANTED TO KNOW THE TRUTH, IN VERSE 19 AND THEN HE WAS TOLD.
  • 15:42 WHILE PICKING UP ON VERSE 25 LET ME JUST GO THAT HE SPEAKS
  • 15:46 OF THIS DIABOLICAL PERSONALITY THAT EMERGES OVER CONFEDERACY OF STATES.
  • 15:52 THIS PERSON IN VERSE 25 HE SAYS,
  • 16:03 APPARENTLY THIS PERSON IS SO INTENSE AND SO GIVEN TO BLASPHEMY THAT HE WEARS OUT GOD,
  • 16:12 HE WEARS OUT THE SAINTS OF GOD, IF YOU WILL.
  • 16:14 WE'RE TOLD AS WELL THAT THIS PERSON
  • 16:17 WILL THINK TO CHANGE THE TIMES AND THE SEASONS AND THE LAW.
  • 16:21 THIS PERSON WANTS TO REARRANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.
  • 16:25 AND OF COURSE, DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION AND IN MANY RESPECTS HE DOES JUST THAT.
  • 16:31 THIS ANTI-CHRIST EMERGES AND HE IS GOING TO THEN BRING ARMIES INTO THIS REGION
  • 16:36 AND SWEEP DOWN HERE IN A WAY THAT'S JUST UNPRECEDENTED IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT.
  • 16:43 WE'RE TOLD THAT PEOPLE WILL BE GIVEN INTO HIS HAND FOR A TIME, TWO TIMES AND A HALF OF TIME.
  • 16:51 NOW THIS YEAR, TWO YEARS AND A HALF A YEAR
  • 16:54 IS WHERE BIBLE INTERPRETERS GET THE CONCEPT OF THE MIDWAY THROUGH THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 17:01 THERE'S THIS 7 YEAR SEASON WHEN THE DOG HAS HIS DAY,
  • 17:06 COMES OFF INITIALLY SPEAKING RATHER SMOOTHLY
  • 17:08 AND ENTICING THE WORLD AND ISRAEL TO A CERTAIN EXTENT INTO A COALITION BEHIND HIM.
  • 17:14 BUT THEN AS HE EMERGES THE MORE SO HE SHOWS HIS COLORS.
  • 17:19 HE CLAIMS THAT HE'S GOD, WANTS WORSHIP, JEWS HAVE NOTHING OF IT,
  • 17:23 THERE'S WARS, THERE'S ANGST, AND THEN A VARIETY OF FORCES ARE MOBILIZED IN THIS REGION.
  • 17:29 THE ARGUMENT IS THAT HIS DECLARING HIMSELF GOD IS DONE MIDWAY THROUGH THIS 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 17:37 YOU HAVE JEWS THAT IN MASS ARE BREAKING AWAY FROM HIS COALITION
  • 17:41 AND OTHERS, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO WORSHIP HIM,
  • 17:43 THEY'RE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE ANY MARKS ON THEIR ARMS.
  • 17:45 JEWS WENT THROUGH THIS IN THE HOLOCAUST. WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR ANY REPEAT PERFORMANCES
  • 17:49 AND THEN THE LINES ARE DRAWN IN THE SAND AND THE BATTLE IS ON.
  • 17:52 AND SO DANIEL SEES THIS THING REALLY, REALLY GETTING BAD.
  • 17:56 HE SEES THIS MONSTER COMING AND HOLDING SWAY OVER THE EARTH
  • 18:00 OF SUCH AS HAS NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE.
  • 18:02 AND THEN HE GIVES VOICE TO THE FACT THAT THE DOG IS GOING TO HAVE HIS DAY FOR A SEASON.
  • 18:05 WE'RE TOLD, HOWEVER, IN VERSE 26,
  • 18:13 YOU KNOW HE HAS HIS DAY FOR A SEASON.
  • 18:15 ELSEWHERE IN SCRIPTURE WE'RE TOLD THAT SATAN IS THE RULER OF THIS WORLD.
  • 18:18 AND WHILE THAT'S GENERALLY TRUE, IT'S PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 18:23 BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO ENDURE, THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 18:27 WHEN YOU LOOK AT BIBLE PROPHECY THINGS SINK INTO THIS LOW PLACE.
  • 18:31 HERE WE ARE RIGHT AT THE BORDER OF A WORLD AT WAR.
  • 18:36 AND BEHIND ME IS THE GAZA STRIP.
  • 18:39 PARTICULARLY BEHIND ME IS THE PLACE WHERE THOUSANDS OF MISSILES ARE LAUNCHED,
  • 18:45 THESE KASSAM ROCKETS MOLESTING ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS ROUND ABOUT.
  • 18:49 IT'S JUST NASTY BUSINESS.
  • 18:51 YOU SEE, YOU HEAR, TANKS HIT THE THROTTLE AND GO OFF TO POINTS UNKNOWN.
  • 18:57 I MEAN AT ONE HAND YOU CAN SAY BIBLE PROPHECY IS A STORY ABOUT A WAR GONE BAD.
  • 19:01 BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT GOD PULLS THE RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT.
  • 19:05 IT'S BAD NEWS AT ONE LEVEL BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MAN
  • 19:10 BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS IS HOPE TRIUMPHS OVER DESPAIR,
  • 19:13 RIGHTEOUSNESS TRIUMPHS OVER THE UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 19:18 GOD HAS HIS DAY AND THE DEVIL IS TAKEN AND THROWN INTO A PIT AND WE SEE HIM NO MORE.
  • 19:22 WE'RE TOLD HERE IN THE TEXT THAT THIS ANTI-CHRIST,
  • 19:31 NOW THAT'S GOOD NEWS.
  • 19:33 THERE IS THIS ULTIMATE TRIUMPH OF GOD IN HUMAN HISTORY AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.
  • 19:38 WE'RE TOLD,
  • 19:56 YOU MIGHT RECALL
  • 19:57 IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 19:58 JESUS SAID,
  • 19:59 "BLESSED OUR THE MEEK FOR THEY
  • 20:00 SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH."
  • 20:02 THERE'S A SENSE IN WHICH THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN OPPRESSED AND MALIGNED, THEY HAVE THEIR DAY.
  • 20:06 THERE'S A VINDICATION IN HUMAN HISTORY AND TO THAT WE ALL AWAIT.
  • 20:10 IN NATIONAL AFFAIRS THERE'S A VINDICATION. GOD'S GOING TO GET HIS EARTH BACK.
  • 20:14 HERE WE ARE IN ISRAEL PROPER. ISRAEL'S GOING TO GET HER TERRITORIES BACK.
  • 20:19 NOW THERE YOU ARE SITTING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM,
  • 20:21 WHEREVER IT IS YOU'RE WATCHING THIS PROGRAM,
  • 20:24 YOU'RE GOING GET YOUR LIFE BACK.
  • 20:25 THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE DEVIL COMES TO STEAL, TO KILL AND TO DESTROY.
  • 20:29 YESHUA, JESUS SAID, "I CAME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY".
  • 20:33 THERE IS A RESTORATION WHERE YOU GET THE PROMISE MADE FOR YOU.
  • 20:38 GOD SAID THAT HE MADE HUMAN KIND.
  • 20:40 IT SAYS IN HEBREW
  • 20:42 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 20:48 GOD MADE MAN TO BE VICTORIOUS, TO BE THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL, THE VICTOR AND NOT VICTIM.
  • 20:52 SIN HAD ITS WAY, THE RACE WAS VIOLATED, IT WENT DOWN.
  • 20:56 GOD'S GONNA GET YOU BACK IF YOU TURN TO HIM THERE'S A RESTORATION.
  • 21:01 ISRAEL WAS GIVEN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 21:03 ISRAEL GETS ISRAEL BACK AND GOD GETS HIS PLANET BACK.
  • 21:07 ONCE UPON A TIME GOD MADE MAN AND MADE MAN UPRIGHT AND PUT HUMAN KIND HERE ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 21:14 BUT SIN WENT AND MADE IT'S ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE DRAMA AND THE THING WENT BAD.
  • 21:18 WELL IT ALL COMES BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AS GOD HAS HIS TRIUMPH IN HUMAN AFFAIRS AT DAYS' END.
  • 21:36 THAT'S JEFF IN THE GAZA
  • 21:37 TALKING ABOUT THE
  • 21:38 "MARK OF THE BEAST"
  • 21:40 THAT PEOPLE WILL BE REQUIRED
  • 21:41 TO TAKE "666"
  • 21:42 OR WHATEVER THE MARK IS DONE
  • 21:45 BUT THE INTERESTING PART, JEFF, I THINK
  • 21:47 IS THAT THE JEWS WON'T DO THAT AGAIN.
  • 21:50 THEY'VE GOT THOSE TATTOOS ON THEIR ARMS. THEY DO NOT FORGET.
  • 21:54 THE MANTRA FOR THE HOLOCAUST IS "NEVER AGAIN!"
  • 21:56 NEVER AGAIN.
  • 21:58 AND THAT IS WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST.
  • 22:00 WE CAN'T FORGET. THESE SURVIVORS WILL DIE OUT.
  • 22:04 WE'VE GOT TO REMEMBER NOT TO TAKE THE MARK.
  • 22:07 AND WHAT WAS MOST PRONOUNCED IN MY MEMORY GROWING UP
  • 22:09 IN A POST-HOLOCAUST GERMAN JEWISH WORLD
  • 22:11 ARE THOSE TATTOOS AND HOW SHOCKED I WAS
  • 22:13 TO THINK HOW JEWS WERE RECORDED LIKE THAT.
  • 22:15 NEVER AGAIN.
  • 22:16 NEVER AGAIN. I AGREE.
  • 22:18 AVI LIPKIN IS A FRIEND OF THE MINISTRY AND ZOLA LOVED LISTENING TO HIM TALK.
  • 22:22 HERE'S ZOLA INTRODUCING AVI LIPKIN.
  • 22:27 OUR FRIEND, AVI LIPKIN,
  • 22:28 SPEAKS IN CHURCHES
  • 22:30 A LOT OF THE TIME.
  • 22:33 HE'S A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ISRAELI ARMY OR THAT WAS HIS WORK IN THE ARMY
  • 22:36 AND HE'S VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THINGS MILITARY, ABOUT THINGS IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 22:41 OF COURSE HE LIVES THERE EVERYDAY.
  • 22:43 HE'S SPEAKS GOOD ARABIC.
  • 22:44 HIS WIFE MONITORS THE ARAB NEWS SERVICES.
  • 22:47 SHE IS AN EGYPTIAN JEW AND SPEAKS PERFECT ARABIC.
  • 22:52 AND HE'S AN INTERESTING FELLOW TO TALK TO,
  • 22:54 A LOT OF PERSPECTIVE, SO OF COURSE WE QUESTIONED AVI ABOUT, BEING ON THIS SUBJECT,
  • 23:01 THE POSSIBILITIES OF AN UPCOMING INVASION OF ISRAEL.
  • 23:05 SO NOW TO OUR EXPERT AVI LIPKIN.
  • 23:10 THERE ARE TWO PRIMARY
  • 23:11 IDEOLOGICAL AND STRATEGIC WAYS
  • 23:15 OF THINKING IN ISRAEL TODAY,
  • 23:16 THAT WE'RE FACING A GROUND WAR
  • 23:18 AND WE ARE FACING A MISSILE WAR.
  • 23:21 AND OF COURSE MISSILES DON'T STOP AT ANY BORDERS.
  • 23:25 BUT IN A GROUND WAR IT IS USUALLY THE GROUND WARS WHICH DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF ANY WAR
  • 23:32 AND YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN OCCUPIED KUWAIT IN 6 HOURS,
  • 23:36 BUT IT TOOK THE U.S. AND THE ARAB COALITION 6 MONTHS TO EXPEL SADDAM HUSSEIN FROM KUWAIT.
  • 23:43 ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT THAT HAS TO BE MADE MENTION OF
  • 23:47 IS THE FACT THAT THE TERRITORIES AS ISRAEL KNOWS THEM TODAY,
  • 23:50 JUDEA, SAMARIA AND GAZA, ARE THE SIZE OF KUWAIT.
  • 23:53 SO THEORETICALLY IF YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF TROOPS INVADING ON THE GROUND
  • 23:58 THIS AREA COULD BE TAKEN IN 6 HOURS.
  • 24:01 SO THE GROUND PLAYS A VERY, VERY CRITICAL ROLE IN WHOEVER HOLDS THE GROUND
  • 24:04 AND WHOEVER HAS THE TANKS AND TROOPS.
  • 24:06 THESE ARE THE PEOPLE USUALLY WHO HAVE THE CONTROL OVER THE OUTCOME OF THE WAR.
  • 24:10 YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE THE NON-CONVENTIONAL WEAPONRIES
  • 24:14 SUCH AS ATOMIC, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL.
  • 24:16 AND ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF ATOMIC WEAPONRIES,
  • 24:18 IF YOU HAVE A MISSILE WITH MULTI WARHEAD CAPACITY,
  • 24:22 ONE MISSILE COULD THEORETICALLY TAKE OUT ALL OF ISRAEL BECAUSE ISRAEL IS SO SMALL.
  • 24:26 WHAT I THINK MAY HAPPEN,
  • 24:28 AND AGAIN I PRAY TO GOD THAT I'M WRONG ABOUT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 24:31 IS THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME KIND OF AN ESCALATION THAT JUST GETS OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 24:36 AND THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES HERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 24:39 AND WE MIGHT SEE, LIKE I SAID EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM,
  • 24:42 A SIMULTANEOUSLY SYNCHRONIZED ATTACK ON ISRAEL FROM THE ARAB SIDE.
  • 24:46 BUT I AS A BELIEVER IN GOD BELIEVE THAT WE'RE GONNA WIN.
  • 24:50 I'VE HEARD MANY, MANY TESTIMONIES FROM JEWISH PEOPLE IN ISRAEL
  • 24:55 IN THE 1948 WAR AND THE 1956 WAR AND THE 1967 WAR
  • 24:58 AND EVEN TODAY WHERE BOMBS ARE FALLING, WHERE ROCKS ARE THROWN, WHERE BULLETS ARE SHOT
  • 25:05 AND PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT OF IT IN AN UNBELIEVABLE WAY THAT - IT'S A TERRIBLE THING TO SAY -
  • 25:13 THAT THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE COME OUT OF IT ALIVE.
  • 25:15 AND THEY CAME OUT ALMOST UNSCATHED.
  • 25:17 AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT GOD IS SHIELDING HIS PEOPLE UNDER HIS WINGS.
  • 25:53 AVI IS A GREAT MAN ON THE GROUND
  • 25:55 AND HE GIVES A WINDOW INTO UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE PRESENT WORLD
  • 25:58 AND DANIEL FOR MY MONEY DOES MUCH THE SAME.
  • 26:01 IN CHAPTER 7 SANDRA WE HAVE AN ANTI-CHRIST WHO EMERGES WHO IS
  • 26:05 GIVEN TO PERSECUTING THE SAINTS IN VERSE 25
  • 26:09 AND HE LETS LOOSE HELL ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 26:11 I FEEL ALMOST IF I WASN'T A BELIEVER I'D REALLY BE AFRAID.
  • 26:16 I'D BE REALLY AFRAID. THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR UNBELIEVERS.
  • 26:19 THE GOOD NEWS I LOVE IN CHAPTER 7, VERSE 27
  • 26:23 IS THAT IT SAYS,
  • 26:31 GOD WINS.
  • 26:32 THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH OF GOD IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 26:35 IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 26:36 DIFFICULTIES NOT WITHSTANDING.
  • 26:37 AND AS YOU GO, REMEMBER,
  • 26:38 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 26:40 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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