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Episode: “The Battle Plan”
This segment considers the antiChrist’s temporary dominion and his displacement when the Messiah eventually returns. Daniel notes the devil’s influence over the world, informing us that his day will come—at the end.
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 Battle Plan” (6/8)

  • 00:42 ANGER IN GAZA.
  • 00:44 WAR IN LEBANON.
  • 00:47 RUMBLINGS IN IRAN.
  • 00:49 AS THE WORLD FOCUSES ON THE MIDEAST QUAGMIRE
  • 00:52 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES PRESENTS,
  • 01:02 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:04 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:06 WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:08 SHALOM.
  • 01:09 WELCOME TO THE END TIMES PROPHECY OF DANIEL,
  • 01:11 THE PROPHETIC VISION THAT DANIEL HAD 2000 YEARS AGO.
  • 01:15 JEFF, WE SAY "SHALOM" EVERY WEEK TO EVERYONE.
  • 01:18 "SHALOM" IN HEBREW "PEACE".
  • 01:20 BUT I'M NOT SEEING A WHOLE LOT OF PEACE IN HERE.
  • 01:22 THERE'S A LOT' OF WAR IN DANIEL.
  • 01:24 A LOT OF WAR IN DANIEL.
  • 01:25 WHY DO WE CARE ABOUT DANIEL?
  • 01:27 WHY DO WE STUDY DANIEL?
  • 01:28 WELL, WHY DO JEWS ALWAYS SAY "SHALOM" AND "PEACE"
  • 01:31 WHEN WE EXPERIENCE SO MUCH PERSECUTION?
  • 01:32 I DON'T KNOW JEFF.
  • 01:34 SEEMS TO ME THAT FAITH KEEPS US OPTIMISTIC
  • 01:37 LOOKING TO A BETTER DAY
  • 01:38 WISHING EACH OTHER PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP. >>PEACE.
  • 01:40 WHEN WILL THERE BE PEACE?
  • 01:42 WELL, NOT UNTIL THERE'S WAR.
  • 01:44 WE LEARN THAT LESSON IN DANIEL.
  • 01:45 THERE'S A BAD MOON RISING.
  • 01:47 THE TRIBULATION PERIOD EMERGES.
  • 01:51 I BELIEVE THE BELIEVERS ARE SPIRITED AWAY FROM THAT WORLD.
  • 01:54 BUT THEN THE ANTI-CHRIST.
  • 01:56 THE DOG HAS HIS DAY
  • 01:57 THAT LAST WEEK OF THE 70 WEEKS. >>RIGHT.
  • 02:01 THE WORST TIME OF THE WORST TIME.
  • 02:02 RIGHT, WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THOSE WEEKS TODAY.
  • 02:04 WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PEEK AT THE WEEK.
  • 02:05 PEEK AT THE WEEKS.
  • 02:06 AND WE'RE NOT GONNA LIKE WHAT WE SEE AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 02:09 THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT COME TO FAITH DURING THAT SEASON
  • 02:11 AND THEY TAKE A BLUDGEONING.
  • 02:12 THEY'RE BEATEN UP BY THIS NEFARIOUS WORLD RULER.
  • 02:16 WE'LL LOOK AT THIS AND MORE AS WE CONSIDER THE TRIBULATION PERIOD IN THIS TREATMENT OF
  • 02:21 DANIEL AND THE LAST DAYS' BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH.
  • 02:36 WITH EVIL FORCES ABOUNDING UNABATED
  • 02:40 TRUE BELIEVERS WILL EXPERIENCE PERSECUTION AS NEVER BEFORE.
  • 03:00 COULD THIS ROAD LEAD ME TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE WORLD'S MOST WICKED LEADER
  • 03:05 THE DEVIL, INCARNATE?
  • 03:08 THIS I WONDER AS I MADE MY WAY THAT DAY IN JERUSALEM.
  • 03:19 THEY CALL THIS HILL
  • 03:20 "Har ha"etsah hara'ah"
  • 03:23 THE HILL OF EVIL COUNSEL.
  • 03:25 IT'S NO COINCIDENCE THAT HERE IS THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN JERUSALEM
  • 03:33 FROM WHICH THE UNITED NATIONS
  • 03:35 ATTENDS TO ITS BUSINESS.
  • 03:38 ONE OF THE THINGS THE BIBLE BELIEVERS HAVE COME TO TERMS WITH IS THE FACT
  • 03:41 THAT THE BUSINESS THAT'S ATTENDED TO AT DAYS' END IS NOT PARTICULARLY HAPPY BUSINESS
  • 03:48 AS THE UNITED NATIONS,
  • 03:49 REFERRED TO AS
  • 03:51 "THE UNITED NOTHING"
  • 03:52 IN SOME CIRCLES THAT EMPLOYS WHAT'S REFERRED TO ELSEWHERE AS
  • 03:55 THE "WEAPONS OF MASS DISCUSSION".
  • 03:59 THE ARGUMENT IS THAT FROM HERE THE BUSINESS OF THE DAY GOES BAD
  • 04:03 IN A WORLD WHERE BELIEVERS ARE SORELY OPPRESSED.
  • 04:07 DANIEL GAVE VOICE TO THIS TRIBULATION PERIOD IN DIFFERENT WAYS,
  • 04:12 PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS OF WHICH IS IN THE 9TH CHAPTER IN THE 24TH VERSE,
  • 04:19 DANIEL PREDICTS
  • 04:21 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:31 ELSEWHERE AS YOU'LL SEE 70 WEEKS OF YEARS.
  • 04:34 DANIEL SAW A PERIOD OF TIME THAT RAN OUT 70 WEEKS OF YEARS OR 490 YEARS TOTAL.
  • 04:41 AN INTERESTING PROPHECY UNFOLDS HERE.
  • 04:45 IF YOU'LL LOOK IN VERSE 25 OF THE 9TH CHAPTER DANIEL SAYS,
  • 05:06 AFTER WHICH IN VERSE 26 HE SAYS,
  • 05:08 AND I QUOTE,
  • 05:10 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:18 THERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY HERE.
  • 05:20 I'VE HEARD THE BIBLE REFERRED TO AS "THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD".
  • 05:24 WELL THIS VERSE COULD BE REFERRED TO AS "THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD"
  • 05:29 FOR HEREIN PREDICTED IS THAT FROM THE GOING FORTH OF THE WORD TO RESTORE AND REBUILD JERUSALEM
  • 05:37 UNTIL AN ANOINTED ONE IS CUT OFF, THERE WILL BE 69 WEEKS, WEEKS OF YEARS.
  • 05:44 AND THE REASON WHY THAT'S INTERESTING IS BECAUSE
  • 05:47 ARTAXERXES DECREED ON MARCH 14TH445 B.C.,
  • 05:53 YOU READ THIS STORY IN
  • 05:55 NEHEMIAH CHAPTER 1 AND 2,
  • 05:57 HE DECREED JERUSALEM SHOULD BE REBUILT.
  • 05:59 AND IF YOU ADD THE WEEKS OF YEARS,
  • 06:02 IF YOU LOOK AT 69 YEARS, 7 WEEKS OF YEARS AND 62 WEEKS OF YEARS
  • 06:09 AND YOU ADD TO THAT,
  • 06:10 YOU MULTIPLY THAT BY THE BIBLICAL YEAR WHICH IS 360 DAYS,
  • 06:15 WHAT WE'RE TOLD IS THAT THE MESSIAH IS GOING TO BE CUT OFF
  • 06:19 AT A VERY PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME.
  • 06:21 IT TAKES YOU TO APRIL, THE YEAR 32 A.D.
  • 06:25 IT COULD BE SAID THAT THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD IS THE FACT THAT THE PROPHET DANIEL
  • 06:31 PREDICTED THAT FROM THE TIME WHEN THERE WOULD BE A DECREE TO REBUILD JERUSALEM
  • 06:37 IT WOULD EXTEND OUT TO A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME
  • 06:40 THAT WOULD CULMINATE FINALLY AND FULLY IN THE CUTTING OFF OF AN ANOINTED ONE.
  • 06:46 I GOT MY START IN MINISTRY WITH AN ORGANIZATION CALLED
  • 06:49 "THE AMERICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS TO THE JEWS".
  • 06:53 ZOLA, IN FACT, CUT HIS TEETH IN MINISTRY FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION.
  • 06:56 THIS MINISTRY WAS FOUNDED BY A RABBI, LEOPOLD COHEN,
  • 07:00 WHO WAS STRUCK, HE READ DANIEL AND HE SAID,
  • 07:03 "IT LOOKS TO ME THAT WHEN WE CALCULATE,"
  • 07:05 "THERE'S SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT HAPPENING IN THE 30'S."
  • 07:08 HE WAS INTERESTED IN THAT STORY AND WANTED TO TALK TO HIS JEWISH FRIENDS,
  • 07:11 NO ONE WOULD GIVE HIM AN EAR .
  • 07:12 HE WANDERS INTO A CHURCH IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE THEY HAVE ON THE BILLBOARD
  • 07:16 THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE PREACHING FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
  • 07:18 AND LO AND BEHOLD RABBI COHEN BECAME A FOLLOWER OF YESHUA, OF JESUS.
  • 07:22 WELL, WHEN YOU READ THIS STORY WHEN IT GOES ON IT'S RATHER TRAGIC.
  • 07:26 THIS MESSIAH'S GOING TO BE CUT OFF IN APRIL, THE YEAR IS 32.
  • 07:31 AND WE SEE THE FINAL 7 YEAR SWATCH OF HISTORY HERE FROM THIS PERSONALITY,
  • 07:38 THIS EVIL PERSON WHO CUTS OFF THE MESSIAH, WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, THIS WICKED PERSONALITY.
  • 07:45 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 27,
  • 07:57 IT'S THIS FINAL 7 YEAR PERIOD IN THE BIBLICAL TIME TABLE
  • 08:02 THAT GIVES THEOLOGIANS THE VISION OF A 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD IN THE HALF OF WHICH
  • 08:09 FINALLY THIS ANTI-MESSIAH CAUSES OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES TO BE CUT OFF.
  • 08:16 AND NOT ONLY THAT HE CLAIMS THAT HE'S GOD.
  • 08:18 WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT HE WILL
  • 08:20 CAUSE SACRIFICE TO CEASE
  • 08:21 AND HE WILL BRING IN THIS
  • 08:23 DESOLATING SACRILEGE.
  • 08:26 WE'RE TOLD AS WELL
  • 08:27 THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE GREAT WARFARE AND WHAT HAVE YOU IN THE 10TH CHAPTER.
  • 08:31 WHAT HAPPENS IS THIS ANTI-MESSIAH MAKES HIS
  • 08:34 ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA,
  • 08:36 HE WILL THROUGH FLATTERY SEDUCE A POPULATION WORKING THROUGH THE UNITED NATIONS ARGUABLY,
  • 08:43 GIVING LEGITIMACY TO HIS DASTARDLY DEEDS.
  • 08:46 AND WHAT DOES HE DO? HE STARTS OFF SOUNDING WELL AS A MAN OF PEACE,
  • 08:49 BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL THERE'S A TEMPLE THAT'S REBUILT IN JERUSALEM,
  • 08:53 HE'S GOING TO GO IN THERE, PROCLAIM THAT HE'S GOD
  • 08:55 AND JEWS OF COURSE ARE GOING TO REBEL AGAINST THAT.
  • 08:58 THOSE THAT COME TO FAITH WON'T HAVE ANY MIND FOR THAT SORT OF BUSINESS.
  • 09:01 AND THEN THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL BRING HIS FORCE TO BEAR
  • 09:04 TO TRY AND SQUELCH THE MOVEMENT OF GOD FEARERS
  • 09:07 THAT WERE NOT MINDED TO BUY INTO HIS VISION OF A WORLD WHERE HE'S GOD INCARNATE.
  • 09:12 MORE TO COME.
  • 09:29 COMING TO YOU FROM THE NEWS ROOM
  • 09:31 OF [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 09:35 WHERE WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE WORLD'S NEWS ON THE ONE HAND
  • 09:38 AND LOOKING AT THE WORD OF GOD ON THE OTHER
  • 09:41 AND PUT THE TWO TOGETHER AND GIVE YOU COMMENTARY
  • 09:43 ON A WEEKLY BASIS IF NOT A DAILY BASIS
  • 09:47 WHEN THERE'S BREAKING PROPHETIC NEWS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 09:50 I HOPE YOU WILL MAKE A HABIT OF REFERRING TO [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 09:57 AND LET US CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • 09:59 OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
  • 10:09 OH, IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 10:12 SANDRA LEVITT AND I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A TRIP.
  • 10:15 BUS LOAD OF PILGRIMS ARE HERE AND 6 PASTORS CAME WITH US
  • 10:19 THAT ARE BEHIND US HERE BAPTIZING INDIVIDUALS.
  • 10:25 WHY NOT YOU SOMETIME?
  • 10:26 JOIN SANDRA LEVITT AND I FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 10:30 AND BE BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 10:43 ON ZOLA'S WATCH HE ALSO CLOSED THE PROGRAM SAYING, SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 10:49 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 10:51 SANDRA DOES THAT AS WELL.
  • 10:53 LET ME HERE SAY THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM,
  • 10:57 WE CAN BE "PAYING" FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 11:00 AND HOW IS THAT JEFFREY?
  • 11:01 WELL, WE CAN GO THERE.
  • 11:03 WHEN WE VISIT THE HOLY LAND
  • 11:05 WE SUPPORT ISRAELI AIR CARRIERS,
  • 11:07 HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS.
  • 11:10 IT'S A GREAT WAY TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.
  • 11:12 I WANT YOU TO GO TO ISRAEL AND I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO GO THERE WITH US.
  • 11:18 GREAT PLACE TO BE ISN'T IT SANDRA?
  • 11:19 IT'S MY GREATEST JOY TO SHOW PEOPLE ISRAEL.
  • 11:22 I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I GET TO SEE PEOPLE GET EXCITED ABOUT THE LORD
  • 11:27 AND IN THEIR HOME.
  • 11:28 WE'RE GOING TO LIVE IN ISRAEL.
  • 11:30 WHEN ALL THIS PROPHECY IS ALL OVER
  • 11:32 THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR HOME.
  • 11:34 THERE WILL BE A NEW WORLD
  • 11:35 AND A BETTER WORLD RISING
  • 11:37 HEADQUARTERED IN JERUSALEM.
  • 11:38 ABSOLUTELY, IT SAYS,
  • 11:39 "A NEW HEAVEN, NEW EARTH AND A NEW JERUSALEM"
  • 11:41 NOT A "NEW DALLAS, TEXAS".
  • 11:43 THIS IS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE.
  • 11:45 ZOLA IN THE EARLY, EARLY 80'S DID A TEACHING ON DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS.
  • 11:49 IT'S A WONDERFUL TEACHING.
  • 11:51 HE'S IN ISRAEL. YOU'LL SEE HIM BY THE WESTERN WALL IN TRADITIONAL LOOKING ROBES
  • 11:56 AND HIS TEACHING IS ALWAYS JUST TERRIFIC.
  • 12:00 I KNOW YOU'LL ENJOY THIS.
  • 12:03 THE ANGEL SAID THIS,
  • 12:04 "70 WEEKS ARE DETERMINED UPON THY PEOPLE AND UPON THY HOLY CITY
  • 12:09 TO FINISH THE TRANSGRESSION, TO MAKE AN END OF SINS, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION FOR INIQUITY,
  • 12:15 TO BRING AN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TO SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHECY
  • 12:20 AND TO ANOINT THE MOST HOLY.
  • 12:23 NOW, WHAT THE ANGEL IS SAYING IS HARD TO BELIEVE.
  • 12:25 IN 70 WEEKS, A LITTLE OVER A YEAR, ALL THE SINS ARE TO BE FINISHED,
  • 12:30 ALL THE INIQUITY TAKEN CARE OF, RECONCILIATION WITH GOD. MESSIAH WILL COME AND BE CROWNED.
  • 12:35 NOW, THE ANGEL REALLY DIDN'T MEAN 70 WEEKS.
  • 12:38 THERE WERE SIGN POSTS ALONG THE WAY IN THE PROPHECY THAT SHOW US THAT EACH OF THE WEEKS
  • 12:43 WAS A SET, NOT OF 7 DAYS,
  • 12:45 BUT 7 SEVEN YEARS,
  • 12:47 70 WEEKS OF YEARS.
  • 12:49 AND THERE WAS SUCH A DECREE.
  • 12:51 IT'S TIMED FROM A DECREE TO REBUILD JERUSALEM AND THAT'S IN THE NEXT VERSE,
  • 12:56 DANIEL CHAPTER 9, VERSE 25.
  • 12:58 "KNOW THEREFORE AND UNDERSTAND"
  • 13:00 "THAT FROM THE GOING FORTH OF THE COMMANDMENT TO RESTORE AND BUILD JERUSALEM"
  • 13:05 "UNTO THE MESSIAH THE PRINCE SHALL BE 7 WEEKS AND THREESCORE AND TWO WEEKS."
  • 13:11 THE ANGEL SAID AS SIGN POSTS,
  • 13:15 AMONG THESE 70 WEEKS THERE WILL BE 7 WEEKS,
  • 13:18 THEN THREESCORE AND TWO, 62 MORE.
  • 13:21 JERUSALEM IS TO BE REBUILT IN THE FIRST 7,
  • 13:24 THEN AFTER THE 62 MORE MESSIAH WOULD COME, "UNTIL MESSIAH THE PRINCE".
  • 13:29 AND THAT WOULD BE 69 WEEKS AND WE STILL HAVE 1 MORE WEEK.
  • 13:33 BUT TO SEE HISTORICALLY WHAT HAPPENED, IT'S VERY CLEAR.
  • 13:37 IN 445 B.C., ABOUT A CENTURY AFTER THIS PROPHECY,
  • 13:41 KING ARTAXERXES OF PERSIA WAS INTERVIEWING HIS SERVANT NEHEMIAH, AN ISRAELITE.
  • 13:47 AND NEHEMIAH SAID HE WAS DEPRESSED BECAUSE THE HOLY CITY LAY IN RUINS.
  • 13:51 THE TEMPLE HAD BEEN STARTED BUT THE WALLS WERE DOWN
  • 13:54 AND JERUSALEM COULDN'T BE PROTECTED AND THE KING SAID, "YOU CAN GO AND BUILD IT".
  • 13:58 HERE IS A KINDLY CONQUEROR. HE SENT THE ISRAELITES BACK, HE SENT NEHEMIAH BACK
  • 14:03 AND NEHEMIAH BUILT A WONDERFUL WALL IN THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 14:07 HE BUILT IT SO GOOD THAT IT'S STILL HERE TO THIS DAY AND IT CAN BE SEEN.
  • 14:11 AND HE REBUILT JERUSALEM. NOW, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE WATCHING THE PROPHECY SAID,
  • 14:15 "WELL THAT'S 49 YEARS" BECAUSE IT WAS FINISHED IN 396 B.C.,
  • 14:19 445 B.C. TO 396 B.C. WAS 49 YEARS.
  • 14:23 AND THEY SAID THAT'S THE 7 WEEKS,
  • 14:25 THE 7 SETS OF 7 YEARS, 49.
  • 14:28 AND THEY SAID 62 MORE WEEKS AND MESSIAH WILL COME.
  • 14:31 AND INDEED IF YOU TAKE THE TOTAL IT TAKES YOU TO ABOUT 30 A.D. OR 32 A.D.,
  • 14:39 RIGHT IN THE TIME THAT MESSIAH CAME DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 14:42 JUST BEHIND ME, RODE THE DONKEY INTO JERUSALEM.
  • 14:45 AND THEY SAID OF HIM, "Baruch Haba"
  • 14:48 "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD".
  • 14:51 JUST AS ZECHARIAH HAD PROPHESIED IN ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 9, VERSE 9,
  • 14:55 "BEHOLD THY KING COMETH UNTO THEE, LOWLY AND JUST AND HAVING SALVATION",
  • 14:59 ON AN ASS, EVEN THE FOAL OF AN ASS, SO JESUS RODE THE DONKEY INTO JERUSALEM
  • 15:04 AND THE PEOPLE REMEMBERED THAT PROPHESY
  • 15:06 AND THEY REMEMBERED THIS PROPHECY ON THAT GREAT PALM SUNDAY.
  • 15:09 PROBABLY PEOPLE IN JERUSALEM REALLY WERE COUNTING THOSE WEEKS
  • 15:13 AND SOME OF THEM CAME TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 15:15 BECAUSE THE TIME WAS RIGHT. NOT BECAUSE HE WALKED ON WATER OR HEALED THE SICK,
  • 15:19 BUT BECAUSE HE WAS ON TIME.
  • 15:21 NOW IT SAYS MESSIAH WOULD BE CUT OFF AND THE TEMPLE WOULD BE DESTROYED.
  • 15:24 THIS IS ONE OF THE PROPHECIES THAT DISCLOSES THAT MESSIAH WILL DIE. IT GOES ON,
  • 15:30 "AND AFTER TROUBLOUS TIMES THE JERUSALEM WILL BE REBUILT."
  • 15:35 "AND AFTER THE THREE SCORE AND TWO WEEKS SHALL MESSIAH BE CUT OFF, BUT NOT FOR HIMSELF."
  • 15:40 MESSIAH WILL DIE, BUT FOR HIS PEOPLE.
  • 15:43 "AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME SHALL DESTROY THE CITY AND THE SANCTUARY."
  • 15:49 THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THE ANTI-CHRIST.
  • 15:53 HE IS THE ONE WHO WILL COME IN THE END TIMES.
  • 15:56 NOW, HE COMES OUT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
  • 15:59 REMEMBER WE LEARNED IT IN DANIEL'S DREAM WITH NEBUCHADNEZZAR
  • 16:03 THAT HE ANALYZED THAT ROME AT THE END WOULD BE THESE 10 CLAY TOES.
  • 16:07 WELL, OUT OF THIS 10 NATION CONFEDERACY OF EUROPE WILL COME THIS PRINCE,
  • 16:11 THIS DARK PRINCE, THIS EVIL PRINCE.
  • 16:13 AND HIS PEOPLE, THE ROMANS, THE ORIGINAL ROMANS, THE PART OF THE STATUE THAT WAS IRON,
  • 16:19 THEY DESTROYED THIS CITY AND THIS SANCTUARY IN 70 A.D.
  • 16:23 SO THAT PART WAS FULFILLED. SO WE HAD THE REBUILDING AFTER THE 7 WEEKS,
  • 16:28 WE HAD THE MESSIAH AFTER THE 69 WEEKS AND THAT STOPPED THE CLOCK.
  • 16:32 THE CLOCK STOPPED.
  • 16:34 THE PEOPLE OF THE PRINCE CAME AND DESTROYED THE CITY AND THE SANCTUARY
  • 16:36 AND THE CLOCK REMAINED STOPPED THROUGH A LONG AGE
  • 16:40 WHICH IS ALREADY BEEN 19OO YEARS WHILE GOD WENT AROUND TO CALL OUT MORE CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 16:46 OUT OF THE GOYIM, OUT OF THE NATION SINCE,
  • 16:48 STILL OUT OF ISRAEL HE CALLS PEOPLE IN ORDER TO BRING IN THAT 70TH WEEK.
  • 16:54 I REMEMBER WAY BACK IN GRADUATE SCHOOL STUDYING PASTORAL COUNSELING
  • 16:58 AND CONSIDERING WHAT WAS REFERRED TO AS "PSYCHO SOCIAL STRESSORS",
  • 17:02 THAT IS THE DIFFERENT LIFE PRESSURES BROUGHT TO BEAR
  • 17:04 THAT IMPINGE UPON INDIVIDUALS' ABILITY TO HAVE HAPPINESS.
  • 17:08 TRUTH BE KNOWN, WE'RE IN A WORLD HERE WHERE THE
  • 17:11 PSYCHO SOCIAL STRESSORS ARE UP,
  • 17:13 PEOPLE ARE UNDER AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF PAIN AND PRESSURE
  • 17:16 DURING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 17:18 AREN'T THEY?
  • 17:18 THEY REALLY ARE.
  • 17:20 AND IT'S NEW BELIEVERS TOO.
  • 17:22 THE REAL BELIEVERS ARE GONE.
  • 17:24 THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN AWAY.
  • 17:26 NOW THESE ARE NEW BELIEVERS
  • 17:27 WHO ARE TRYING TO GET THEIR FEET GOING DURING A TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 17:30 THEY'RE SWEPT UP IN A WORLD GONE BAD.
  • 17:33 AND IT ONLY GETS WORSE. RIGHT.
  • 17:35 AND THANK GOODNESS ITS ONLY SEVEN YEARS.
  • 17:36 YEAH, AND THANK GOD
  • 17:38 FOR GOD WHO ENABLES US TO GET OUR EQUILIBRIUM
  • 17:41 AMIDST THE TURBULENCE OF TRYING TIMES.
  • 17:43 AND TO TRYING TIMES WE WILL ATTEND AS WE CONTINUE
  • 17:47 TO PROBE MORE DEEPLY AS WE LOOK AT THE TRIBULATION PERIOD
  • 17:50 THROUGH THE EYES OF DANIEL IN THE LAST DAY'S BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH.
  • 18:12 I BELIEVE IT WAS IN DANTE'S INFERNO WHERE OVER THE GATES OF HELL IT READ,
  • 18:15 "ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE".
  • 18:23 STANDING IN JERUSALEM
  • 18:24 ON THE DRIVE HERE THAT GOES UP
  • 18:26 TO THE UNITED NATIONS,
  • 18:28 ACROSS FROM ME TO MY RIGHT I CAN SEE THROUGH THE TREES.
  • 18:31 YOU CAN'T SEE IT,
  • 18:32 THE DOME OF THE ROCK,
  • 18:33 AS THIS SITE OVERLOOKS
  • 18:35 THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 18:37 AND HERE ON THIS HILL WHERE THE U.N. IS HEADQUARTERED,
  • 18:41 THIS IS A PLACE OF MANY FOR HOPE
  • 18:44 WITH THE BELIEF THAT THE UNITED NATIONS CAN BRING RESOLUTION TO GLOBAL TENSIONS.
  • 18:49 IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA I GRANT,
  • 18:52 IF EVERYONE WHO COMES TO THE TABLE TO BARGAIN GOMES IN GOOD FAITH,
  • 18:56 I SUPPOSE THAT SIMPLY GETTING TOGETHER AND TALKING IS A WAY TO BRING RESOLUTION.
  • 19:01 BUT YOU KNOW, SOME IDEAS LOOK BETTER ON PAPER THAN THEY PERFORM IN THE REAL WORLD.
  • 19:07 ISLAM HAS A FOOT HOLD IN THE UNITED NATIONS WITH SOME 50 NATIONS UNDER ITS SWAY
  • 19:13 REPRESENTING NOW SOME 1 BILLION PEOPLE.
  • 19:17 NEVER MIND LARGE SECTORS OF THE WORLD'S OIL SUPPLY,
  • 19:21 THEY CAN EXACT INFLUENCE IN THE UNITED NATIONS RENDERING IT SIMPLY JUST A PUPPET OF POWERS
  • 19:27 THAT ARE BIGGER THAN THE IDEALS THAT WERE USED TO FORGE THE UNITED NATIONS ITSELF.
  • 19:34 DANIEL ENVISIONS A WORLD AT DAYS' END
  • 19:37 WHERE THE WORLD COMES UNDER THE SWAY OF AND ANTI-MESSIAH.
  • 19:41 MAYBE JOHN LENNON AND COMPANY COULD SAY, "ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE"
  • 19:45 AND THIS IN ITS OWN WAY COULD BE THE UNITED NATIONS MANTRA
  • 19:49 BUT THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT A DECEITFUL PRINCE OF PEACE WHO EMERGES AT THE END OF DAYS
  • 19:55 WHO GETS SWAY OVER THIS ENTERPRISE HERE AS WELL AS THE WORLD AT LARGE.
  • 20:00 AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 20:02 WELL, HE COMES INTO HIS OWN INTO A WORLD WHERE HE IS PERCEIVED AS THE GREAT DIPLOMAT.
  • 20:10 AND NOT JUST A GREAT DIPLOMAT, BUT A RELIGIOUS LEADER AS WELL.
  • 20:13 AND HE WINDS UP GARNERING MORE AND MORE RELIGIOUS POWER TO THE END THAT
  • 20:18 IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS DAY IN THE 7 YEAR PERIOD HE CLAIMS THAT HE'S GOD.
  • 20:23 WE'RE TOLD IN CHAPTER 11, VERSE 36 BY DANIEL,
  • 20:30 AND ILL IS HIS WILL.
  • 20:33 WE'RE TOLD THAT HE EXALTS HIMSELF AND MAGNIFIES HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD,
  • 20:38 ABOVE EVERY SO CALLED OBJECT OF WORSHIP
  • 20:41 SO MUCH SO THAT HE IN EFFECT PROCLAIMS HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD.
  • 20:45 YOU MIGHT RECALL THE MORNING OF AN ORTHODOX JEWISH RABBI,
  • 20:50 SHAUL, PAUL WHO CAME TO FAITH 2 MILLENNIA AGO WHO WROTE A LETTER TO THE THESSALONIANS
  • 20:56 AND SAID AS MUCH THAT
  • 20:58 THE ANTI-CHRIST IS RESTRAINED,
  • 21:02 SAYS PAUL THEREIN, IN THE 2ND CHAPTER
  • 21:04 BUT WHEN THE RESTRAINING FORCE, WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY
  • 21:08 THEN THIS PERSONALITY WILL EMERGE AND EXALT HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD AND OBJECT OF WORSHIP
  • 21:14 AND SIT IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD AND PROCLAIM THAT HE IS GOD.
  • 21:19 PAUL SAID THAT THIS PERSONALITY WAS RESTRAINED IN HIS DAY 2 MILLENNIA AGO.
  • 21:24 HERE DANIEL WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS PERSONALITY WHEN HE BECOMES UNRESTRAINED
  • 21:29 AND HE VENTS HIS FURY DURING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 21:32 AND HE VENTS HIS FURY ON WHOM?
  • 21:37 WELL, THOUGH THOSE WHO DO HIS BIDDING ENJOY HIS FAVORS
  • 21:40 BUT THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOT MINDED TO GO THAT DIRECTION PARTICULARLY.
  • 21:45 THE MANTRA IN THE JEWISH WORLD IS
  • 21:48 "Sh'ma Israel, Adonai Elohainu, Adonai Ehad",
  • 21:56 THIS PERSONALITY IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY FRIENDS AMONGST THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 21:59 WHEN HE SETS HIMSELF UP IN THE REBUILT TEMPLE OF GOD AND PROCLAIMS THAT HE IS GOD.
  • 22:04 JEWISH PEOPLE WILL SAY "NO".
  • 22:06 WE'RE TOLD IN REVELATIONS THAT
  • 22:08 THIS PERSONALITY WILL WANT TO
  • 22:10 HAVE A SIGN AFFIXED
  • 22:12 TO THE ARMS AND FOREHEADS OF INDIVIDUALS IN ORDER THAT THEY CAN TRANSACT IN HIS REALM.
  • 22:18 DO YOU THINK FOR A MOMENT JEWS THAT HAVE THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST IN OUR MINDS
  • 22:22 AND IN OUR HEARTS WILL NOT TAKE KINDLY TO THE EMBLAZING OF ANY SYMBOLS ON OUR ARMS
  • 22:27 AS THIS HARKENS BACK TO THE DAY WHEN THE NAZI'S
  • 22:31 IMPOSED THE SAME SUCH FIGURE ON THE SKIN OF JEWISH PEOPLE?
  • 22:36 WHEN AN ANTI-MESSIAH COMES AND LOOKS TO IMPOSE SUCH THINGS,
  • 22:40 WHEN HE NOT ONLY DOES THIS, PROCLAIMS THAT HE'S GOD,
  • 22:43 JEWS WILL EMPHATICALLY IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS SAY "NO" AND THE BATTLE WILL BE ON.
  • 22:49 WHILE HE MAY WELL HAVE SEDUCED WITH FLATTERY, JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 22:53 THIS WILL COME TO AN END AS HE SHOWS HIS COLORS
  • 22:56 AND AS THERE'S A PUSHING AWAY FROM HIM
  • 22:59 AS THAT HE FORMED A COALITION, THAT COALITION WILL BREAK UP AT DAYS' END.
  • 23:04 WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT THIS PERSONALITY IS SO EMBOLDEN IN VERSE 37,
  • 23:18 HE ONLY HAS REGARDS FOR THE GOD OF WAR, AND WAR IT IS.
  • 23:20 THIS HARKS BACK ARGUABLY
  • 23:22 TO THE GREEKS WHO WORSHIPED
  • 23:23 MARS, THE god OF WARFARE.
  • 23:25 THIS HARKS BACK AS WELL
  • 23:26 TO A SEASON, TO A WORLD WHERE
  • 23:28 ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES IN HIS DAY IN THE INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD
  • 23:32 SET HIMSELF UP IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD
  • 23:35 AND PROCLAIMED THAT HE IS GOD
  • 23:37 AND DECLARED WAR AGAINST THE JEWS.
  • 23:39 WELL, WAR IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN THIS DAY
  • 23:41 AS DURING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD THIS ANTI-MESSIAH GATHERS HIS FORCES,
  • 23:45 HE VENTS HIS FURY ON JEWS AND OTHERS
  • 23:49 AND THERE'S THIS GREAT BATTLE THAT CULMINATES FINALLY
  • 23:52 IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON THAT BRINGS THE TRIBULATION PERIOD TO A CLOSE
  • 23:55 IN THE WAKE OF WHICH THEN OPENS UP A NEW ERA IN BIBLICAL HISTORY,
  • 24:00 A STORY THAT WE WILL ATTEND TO LATER.
  • 24:04 (ZOLA PLAYING THE RECORDER)
  • 24:20 (ORCHESTRA PLAYING)
  • 25:10 THAT WAS ZOLA'S MUSIC.
  • 25:12 HE WROTE MANY, MANY WONDERFUL ALBUMS OF ISRAELI INSPIRED MUSIC.HE LOVED ISRAEL.
  • 25:17 HE WAS REALLY A MAN OF GOD.
  • 25:19 YOU GET THE LORD IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 25:21 YOU GET THE BIBLE IN YOUR MIND AND STIR IT ALL UP
  • 25:23 AND A LOT OF GREAT THINGS COME OUT.
  • 25:25 LOOK AT DANIEL, MY GOODNESS. WHAT WISDOM HE WAS GIVEN.
  • 25:27 WHAT VISION!
  • 25:29 ZOLA LOOKED AT DANIEL AND THIS CONTRIBUTED TO
  • 25:31 HIS WRITING ABOUT BIBLE PROPHECY.
  • 25:33 HE WROTE A NUMBER OF BOOKS AS WELL.
  • 25:35 HE LOVED THAT PROPHECY.
  • 25:36 YOU LOOK AT DANIEL.
  • 25:37 YOU SEE THE COMING OF MESSIAH AND ALL OF THIS.
  • 25:39 YOU SEE THE LAST DAY'S BATTLE FOR EARTH,
  • 25:42 THE TRIBULATION PERIOD,
  • 25:43 THE ANTI-CHRIST.
  • 25:44 IT IS SO RICH.
  • 25:46 AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ANCIENT WORD
  • 25:47 AND YOU LOOK AT THE MODERN WORLD,
  • 25:49 YOU CAN'T HELP BUT GO "WOW!"
  • 25:51 WOW IT IS ISN'T IT?
  • 25:53 IT IS AMAZING.
  • 25:54 IT REALLY DOES LAY OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED,
  • 25:58 WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN,
  • 25:59 AND WE WIN.
  • 26:01 THAT'S THE BEST NEWS OF ALL.
  • 26:03 I LOVE IN DANIEL, SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL BE A JEW.
  • 26:06 IT'S NOT WHAT THE HEBREW TEXT SAYS.
  • 26:10 THIS IS WHAT THE ENGLISH SAYS,
  • 26:17 THE HEBREW IS "gods" NOT GOD.
  • 26:20 THERE IS A PLURAL THERE WHICH MEANS THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL WORSHIP "gods", NOT ONE GOD.
  • 26:27 BUT THE JEWS WORSHIP THE ONE TRUE GOD.
  • 26:30 YEAH, FOR US IT'S ALL ABOUT "Sh'ma Israel, Adonai Elohainu, Adonai Ehad",
  • 26:35 "HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE."
  • 26:37 AMEN.AND AS YOU GO,
  • 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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