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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 Battle Royal,” Part 2
Here we follow Christ’s triumphant entrance onto the stage of the human drama and witness the consequent displacement of wickedness. After we explore the prophetic words of John and Zechariah, viewers’ hearts will warm as we say, “He is coming soon—and we must be ready!”

Caption transcript for Daniel and the Last Days’ Battle for Planet Earth: “The Battle Royal,” Part 2 (8/8)

  • 00:42 ANGER IN GAZA.
  • 00:44 WAR IN LEBANON.
  • 00:46 RUMBLINGS IN IRAN.
  • 00:49 AS THE WORLD FOCUSES ON THE MIDEAST QUAGMIRE,
  • 00:52 ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES PRESENTS,
  • 01:02 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:03 WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 01:05 AND WHAT A PROGRAM WE HAVE.
  • 01:07 THIS IS IT!
  • 01:08 SHALOM.
  • 01:10 WELCOME BACK TO THE VERY LAST PROGRAM OF DANIEL.
  • 01:12 I'D LIKE TO READ,
  • 01:23 "Baruch Haba HaShem Adonai" (HEBREW)
  • 01:27 JEFF THANK YOU FOR TEACHING US DANIEL,
  • 01:29 IT HAS BEEN REALLY EXCITING.
  • 01:31 ISN'T IT EXCITING AS WELL... ...BY THE WAY THANK YOU,
  • 01:33 ISN'T IT EXCITING AS WELL THAT
  • 01:35 JESUS CONNECTS HIS COMING TO JEWISH PEOPLE SAYING,
  • 01:39 "Baruch Haba HaShem Adonai".
  • 01:41 IT LOOKS LIKE ISRAEL IS GLAD TO HIM.
  • 01:44 I'M GLAD TO SEE HIM.
  • 01:46 YES AND ISRAEL WILL BE PARTICULARLY PLEASED BECAUSE IF I UNDERSTAND DANIEL CORRECTLY,
  • 01:52 ISRAEL IS IN THE THROWS OF A BATTLE ROYAL.
  • 01:57 THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY ON EARTH
  • 02:00 AND THE WORLD IS IN HIS CLUTCHES.
  • 02:02 DOESN'T LOOK GOOD AT ONE LEVEL DOES IT?
  • 02:04 NO, BUT AT THE END WHAT HAPPENS?
  • 02:06 HERE HE COMES OUT OF THE SKY,
  • 02:08 SAVES THE DAY, AND THEY LOOK UP
  • 02:11 AND THEY SEE HIM WHOM THEY'VE PIERCED
  • 02:13 AND MOURN FOR HIM AS AN ONLY CHILD
  • 02:16 AND KNOW THAT HE IS THE MESSIAH.
  • 02:18 ISN'T IT GREAT?
  • 02:19 IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I LOVE THIS SERIES.
  • 02:22 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 02:23 THIS SERIES CULMINATES NOW WITH THE COMING OF JESUS.
  • 02:27 GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MAN AS HEAVEN OPENS ITS DOORS
  • 02:31 AND VANQUISHES WICKEDNESS ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 03:03 BRAVELY THEY FOUGHT ON.
  • 03:05 EVEN AS THEY FEARED THAT THE DARKNESS WOULD LIKELY OVERTAKE THEM.
  • 03:19 BUT THEN THEY REALIZED THEY WERE LIVING AT THE DAWNING OF A BRAND NEW DAY.
  • 03:37 MADE FAMOUS AS THE ROOT OF JESUS FINAL ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM,
  • 03:42 MAKING MY WAY DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 03:45 I'M CONSIDERING HOW FOLLOWING THE LAST DAYS' WAR,
  • 03:48 A NEW WORLD WILL BE INAUGURATED FROM THIS VERY PLACE.
  • 03:55 THE WEATHER'S CALM THIS
  • 03:56 FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN JERUSALEM
  • 03:59 BUT THAT'S ABOUT ALL THAT'S CALM
  • 04:01 AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 04:02 BEHIND ME THE LOCAL MUSLIM COMMUNITY GATHERS
  • 04:08 AND THE SERMON OF THE DAY IS BROADCAST HERE
  • 04:11 RIGHT ACROSS THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 04:14 I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT ARABIC BUT AN INTERPRETER WAS EXPLAINING TO ME THE WORDS A MOMENT AGO.
  • 04:20 THEREIN THE ISLAMIC LEADER IS TALKING ABOUT THE VATICAN
  • 04:25 AND THE WEST BEING IN LEAGUE TOGETHER AGAINST THE MUSLIMS.
  • 04:29 FROM HIS PODIUM THE MUSLIM LEADER WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE FRENCH, THE EUROPEANS GENERALLY,
  • 04:38 ARE OPPRESSING AND PUSHING BACK THE MUSLIMS.
  • 04:42 AND YES, HE'S TALKING ABOUT JIHAD HERE IN YERUSHALAYIM, JERUSALEM, THE CITY OF PEACE.
  • 04:50 IT'S NOT JUST WHAT I'M HEARING BROADCAST ACROSS THE LOUD SPEAKERS,
  • 04:55 IN TODAY'S "JERUSALEM POST" THE COVER STORY WAS
  • 04:59 "THE WORLD TOO SLOW IN STANDING UP TO ISLAM."
  • 05:06 THIS IS FOLLOWED THEN BY A CONCERN FROM "YAD VASHEM" THAT WAS POSTED
  • 05:10 ABOUT HOW THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL IS PAVING THE WAY FOR GENOCIDE.
  • 05:15 SO WHEN I LOOK IN THE NEWSPAPERS I HEAR STORIES THAT TROUBLE ME.
  • 05:20 WHEN I STAND HERE IN JERUSALEM BEHIND ME I HEAR WORDS THAT TROUBLE ME.
  • 05:25 AND ALL OF THIS REMINDS ME OF A STORY I READ IN BIBLICAL LITERATURE,
  • 05:31 DANIEL CHAPTER 12, THE WRITER SPEAKING MANY CENTURIES BEFORE CHRIST SAID,
  • 05:37 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:53 THEN HE GOES ON TO INFORM.
  • 05:56 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 06:13 HEREIN THE AUTHOR INFORMS THAT THERE WILL BE A POINT IN HISTORY WHEN ISRAEL
  • 06:19 WILL ABSORB TROUBLES OF A SORT THAT HAVE NEVER EXISTED SINCE THE BIRTH OF THE NATION.
  • 06:26 AND LET ME SAY THAT CONCERNS ME. WHY?
  • 06:28 BECAUSE ISRAEL AS A NATION STATE AND JEWS PERSONALLY
  • 06:32 HAVE ALREADY ABSORBED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TROUBLE.
  • 06:38 BUT THE AUTHOR HERE IN THE BOOK DANIEL SAYS THAT THIS PALES IN COMPARISON TO WHAT'S COMING.
  • 06:46 THIS IS GIVEN RISE IN EVANGELICAL CIRCLES TO A REFERENCE TO WHAT'S REFERRED TO
  • 06:52 AS "THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE"
  • 06:55 BUT WE REFER TO LIKEWISE AS
  • 06:57 "THE TRIBULATION PERIOD".
  • 06:59 THE WORD "TRIBULATION" IS A VERY INTERESTING WORD.
  • 07:02 IT COMES FROM THE PITCHFORK THAT WAS USED IN ANCIENT ROMAN DAYS
  • 07:06 WHERE A FARMER WOULD PUT HIS FORK INTO THE HAY AND THROW IT UP IN THE AIR,
  • 07:10 THE WIND WOULD BLOW AND THE CHAFF WOULD BLOW AWAY AND THE WHEAT WOULD SETTLE.
  • 07:15 THE PROCESS OF TRIBULATION THEN IS THE MECHANISM WHEREBY
  • 07:19 THE WHEAT IS SEPARATED FROM THE CHAFF, THE SINCERE FROM THE INSINCERE.
  • 07:25 AND ARGUABLY TROUBLE HAS A WAY OF MANIFESTING WHO'S WHO AND WHAT'S WHAT.
  • 07:29 WELL, HERE WE'RE TOLD IN THE TEXT THAT THERE WILL BE A TIME OF GREAT TROUBLE.
  • 07:35 HERE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 12TH CHAPTER, THE END OF THE 11TH CHAPTER WE'RE TAUGHT
  • 07:38 THAT THESE ANTI-MESSIAH WILL COME INTO THE REGION
  • 07:42 AND SET HIS TENTS BETWEEN JERUSALEM AND THE SEAS.
  • 07:46 WE'RE TOLD AS WELL OF THIS GREAT CONFLAGRATION IN THE MAKING, THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 07:51 AS YOU MIGHT RECALL FROM A PREVIOUS PROGRAM
  • 07:54 WE LEARNED IN DANIEL THAT THIS ANTI-MESSIAH
  • 07:57 HEARD WORD FROM THE EAST THAT WAS COMING,
  • 07:59 ARGUABLY A MASSIVE ARMY.
  • 08:02 JOHN SAYS IN REVELATION
  • 08:04 HE NUMBERS IT 200 MILLION
  • 08:07 IN THE BOOK IN THE 16TH CHAPTER
  • 08:10 OF REVELATION AS WELL HE INFORMS
  • 08:12 THAT THEY'RE DRIVEN BY DEMONS,
  • 08:14 THERE'S SPIRITUAL NEWS
  • 08:15 BEHIND THE NEWS,
  • 08:17 IT'S NOT JUST POLITICAL.
  • 08:19 WHAT DRIVES FORCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IT'S NOT JUST THIS PARTY AND THIS ELECTION
  • 08:24 AND THIS SPEECH AND THIS WORD BUT THERE'S SPIRITS THAT ARE DRIVING THAT ARE CONTENDING.
  • 08:30 AND HERE AS THIS IS REACHING A HIGH WATERMARK OF TENSION,
  • 08:35 DANIEL TELLS US THAT MICHAEL WILL EMERGE.
  • 08:38 WE ENCOUNTER MICHAEL ELSEWHERE IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL IN CHAPTER 10, VERSE 13 AND 21.
  • 08:45 THEREIN DANIEL SAYS THAT MICHAEL IS PROACTIVE
  • 08:48 HE'S CONTENDING AGAINST THE PERSIANS
  • 08:50 HE'S INVOLVED IN CONTENDING WITH THE GREEKS,
  • 08:53 THE ANTI-CHRIST BEING OF WESTERN EXTRACT
  • 08:57 AND THEN THESE MIDDLE EASTERN PERSONALITIES FROM MY RECKONING
  • 09:00 DRIVEN BY ISLAM THE KIND OF SPIRITS BEHIND THAT. THESE FORCES COME TOGETHER
  • 09:05 AND THERE'S A GREAT CLASH OF TITANS WITH ISRAEL CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 09:09 BUT WE'RE TOLD THAT MICHAEL WILL EMERGE AND STAND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:15 HE SAYS,
  • 09:21 WHAT A FASCINATING STORY THAT IS
  • 09:23 THAT THERE'S A POINT IN TIME WHEN THINGS JUST GO FROM BAD TO WORSE BUT THE DELIVERER EMERGES.
  • 09:30 READERS OF ZECHARIAH INFORMED
  • 09:32 THAT THE NATIONS AROUND ABOUT
  • 09:34 JERUSALEM LAYING SIEGE TO IT
  • 09:37 AND THEY BREAK THROUGH THE
  • 09:38 RAMPARTS AND THEY ENTER INTO
  • 09:40 HOMES AND THEY RAPE AND THEY
  • 09:41 PILLAGE AND THEY PLUNDER.
  • 09:43 AND JUST WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE
  • 09:45 ALL IS LOST,LO AND BEHOLD
  • 09:47 THE SAVIOR APPEARS
  • 09:50 AND ZECHARIAH SAYS THAT THEY
  • 09:52 WILL LOOK ON HIM WHO WAS PIERCED
  • 09:55 AND WILL MORN FOR HIM.
  • 09:57 ZECHARIAH TELLS ABOUT A TIME WHEN THERE WILL BE THIS RECEIVING OF THE MESSIAH,
  • 10:02 THE DELIVERER COMES. AND WHAT DOES HE DO? HE RANSOMS CAPTIVE ISRAEL.
  • 10:08 I THINK THAT WE LIVE AT FASCINATING TIMES.
  • 10:13 I DON'T JUST THINK OF THE NEW YORK TIMES OR THIS TIMES OR THAT TIMES,
  • 10:18 AS NEWSPAPERS LIKE TO REFER TO THEMSELVES.
  • 10:22 BUT THERE'S THE TIME THAT WAS WRITTEN BEFORE TIME
  • 10:25 AS THE LORD HERE IS MOVING THROUGH THE PEN OF DANIEL
  • 10:29 TO GIVES US WORDS THAT ARE ONLY MANIFEST AT THE END OF TIME.
  • 10:33 IN FACT HE'S TOLD,
  • 10:34 "SEAL UP THE WORDS"
  • 10:36 "TILL THE TIME OF THE END."
  • 10:38 AND IN THOSE WORDS AGAIN HE SEES A GREAT CONFLAGRATION
  • 10:42 BUT HE SEES SPIRITUAL FORCES BEING MARSHALED TO THE DEFENSE OF ISRAEL
  • 10:46 AND DEFEND ISRAEL MICHAEL DOES.
  • 10:49 THE ULTIMATE DEFENSE OF COURSE, IS WHEN THE MASHIACH COMES AND DELIVERS HIS PEOPLE.
  • 11:09 COMING TO YOU FROM THE NEWSROOM OF [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 11:16 WHERE WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE WORLDS' NEWS ON THE ONE HAND
  • 11:19 AND LOOKING AT THE WORD OF GOD ON THE OTHER
  • 11:21 AND PUT THE TWO TOGETHER AND GIVE YOU COMMENTARY
  • 11:24 ON A WEEKLY BASIS IF NOT A DAILY BASIS
  • 11:27 WHEN THERE'S BREAKING PROPHETIC NEWS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 11:31 I HOPE YOU WILL MAKE IT A HABIT OF REFERRING TO [WWW.LEVITT.COM]
  • 11:37 AND LET US CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.
  • 11:49 OH, IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 11:52 SANDRA LEVITT AND I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A TRIP.
  • 11:55 BUS LOAD OF PILGRIMS ARE HERE
  • 11:58 AND 6 PASTORS CAME WITH US
  • 12:00 THAT ARE BEHIND US HERE BAPTIZING INDIVIDUALS.
  • 12:05 WHY NOT YOU SOMETIME?
  • 12:07 JOIN SANDRA LEVITT AND I FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 12:10 AND BE BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 12:23 I LOVE ISRAEL.
  • 12:26 AND I LOVE THAT VISTA FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES OVERLOOKING THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 12:32 I'M NOT PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO SEE THE MOSQUE THERE BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.BUT OH MY WORD,
  • 12:38 THERE'S A NEW DAY DAWNING IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IN ISRAEL
  • 12:40 ISN'T THERE?
  • 12:42 I TOO LIKE LOOKING AT THE VISTA
  • 12:44 OVER THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 12:46 AND YOU REALLY SEE AND GET THE SPIRITUAL FEEL OF JERUSALEM.
  • 12:50 THE JEWS ARE BURIED ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 12:52 THEY KNOW THAT MESSIAH IS COMING BACK TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 12:55 HE'S NOT COMING BACK ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • 12:57 BUT HE'S COMING BACK TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 12:59 WELL WE GET THAT CONCEPT FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 13:01 THAT'S NOT A NEW TESTAMENT UNDERSTANDING.
  • 13:03 THE MOUNT OF OLIVE SPLITS >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 13:05 AND THE MASHIACH COMES.
  • 13:07 THAT'S RIGHT.BUT I THINK IT'S INTERESTING THAT THE JEWS BELIEVE THAT TOO.
  • 13:10 THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT BUT THEY READ THEIR OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 13:13 YES WE DO. WE BELIEVE IN A COMING MESSIAH, >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 13:16 WE BELIEVE IN A RESURRECTION. >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 13:18 AND HERE IT'S ALL COMING TOGETHER IN A JESUS STORY.
  • 13:20 FOR A GLORIOUS APPEARING. >>YES.
  • 13:23 WE GO AGAIN TO ZOLA TEACHING AT THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 13:26 HE FINISHES UP HIS TEACHING ON DANIEL, THE LAST WEEK, THE TRIBULATION WEEK.
  • 13:30 REALLY, AND WHEN IT'S OVER WE ARE WITH THE LORD.
  • 13:33 (Zola speaking) NOW THE 70TH WEEK IS WHAT WE CALL THE END TIMES,
  • 13:37 THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 13:38 FIRST WE'LL HAVE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 13:40 WHEN THE SAINTS WILL BE TAKEN OUT
  • 13:42 BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING BEFORE THE RAPTURE.
  • 13:44 EVEN THE APOSTLE'S WERE WAITING FOR THE RAPTURE,
  • 13:46 IT DOESN'T DEPEND ON A CONTRACT
  • 13:48 BETWEEN THE ANTICHRIST AND ISRAEL OR ANY OTHER IDENTIFIABLE EVENT.
  • 13:51 SO THE RAPTURE.
  • 13:52 THEN THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL MAKE THIS COVENANT WITH ISRAEL.
  • 13:55 WHAT WILL THEY AGREE TO?
  • 13:56 PROBABLY ABOUT ISRAEL'S BORDERS,
  • 13:58 PROBABLY ABOUT REBUILDING THE TEMPLE.
  • 14:00 LOOK AT THE PROBLEMS THERE ARE TODAY.
  • 14:02 THE BORDERS ARE THE FIRST PROBLEM.
  • 14:04 ISRAEL'S LIFE BLOOD GOES INTO HOLDING ITS TERRITORY.
  • 14:08 AND THE SECOND PROBLEM IS THE TEMPLE.
  • 14:10 ISRAEL CANNOT BE ISRAEL WITH A MUSLIM SHRINE ON THE TEMPLE SITE.
  • 14:15 IT JUST ISN'T THE SAME THING.
  • 14:16 THAT IS THE PLACE OF ABRAHAM'S SACRIFICE OF ISAAC,
  • 14:19 THAT IS THE PLACE GOD SAID HE WOULD DWELL AMONG HIS PEOPLE.
  • 14:22 SO THAT IS IN CONTENTION.
  • 14:23 BUT IT WILL TAKE A POWERFUL FORCE TO SETTLE THAT CONTROVERSY
  • 14:26 AND THAT WILL BE PART OF THE ANTI-CHRIST COVENANT IT SEEMS TO US.
  • 14:30 NOW AT HALF WAY THROUGH THAT 7 YEARS
  • 14:34 AT THE 3 AND A HALF YEAR POINT HE WILL BREAK THE TREATY.
  • 14:36 HE WILL NOT LIKE IT THAT THE JEWS WON'T BOW DOWN TO HIM
  • 14:40 AND NO OTHER DICTATOR HAS EVER LIKED IT
  • 14:41 AND HE WILL BREAK THE TREATY AND HE WILL GO INTO THE TEMPLE
  • 14:45 AND HE WILL SAY THE UNTHINKABLE.
  • 14:48 HE WILL SAY, "Ani Elohim", "I AM GOD".
  • 14:52 HE DOESN'T MEAN "I'M LIKE GOD",
  • 14:53 HE MEANS "I AM THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE CREATING GOD".
  • 14:56 IMAGINE PAUL SAYS IN II THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2, VERSE 3 AND 4,
  • 15:00 HE'LL GO INTO THE TEMPLE AND PROCLAIM THAT HE'S GOD.
  • 15:03 AND JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 24, VERSE 15,
  • 15:05 "WHEN YOU SEE THAT ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION"
  • 15:08 "SPOKEN OF BY THE PROPHET DANIEL"
  • 15:10 "THEN FLEE INTO THE HILLS OF JUDEA."
  • 15:13 HE SAID HE WOULD BE STANDING IN "Ha-Kodesh",
  • 15:16 IN "THE HOLY PLACE"
  • 15:17 AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WILL TAKE HIS ADVISE AND THEY WILL FLEE.
  • 15:21 AND WHEN THE WORLD SEES THAT,
  • 15:22 IT SOMEHOW BRINGS ON THIS MADNESS OF "HARMEGIDDO"
  • 15:26 THAT TERRIBLE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 15:29 THE KINGS OF THE WORLD, THE KING OF THE EAST WITH THE 200 MILLION MAN ARMY,
  • 15:32 CHINA FOR SURE, THE KING OF THE NORTH, THE KING OF THE SOUTH,
  • 15:35 THE ANTI-CHRIST FORCES FROM EUROPE CONVERGE UPON ISRAEL
  • 15:39 TO PUNISH ISRAEL, TO FIGHT EACH OTHER.
  • 15:41 IT SEEMS THAT THE PEACE HAS BEEN TOO LONG, 7 YEARS OF IT.
  • 15:44 AND IT'S THE MOST HORRIBLE BATTLE IN HISTORY,
  • 15:47 INTERRUPTED ONLY BY THE SECOND COMING OF MESSIAH WHO SAID,
  • 15:50 "IF I HAD NOT COME THEN THERE WOULD BE NO FLESH SAVED."
  • 15:54 SO DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS ARE AT LAST COMPLETE,
  • 15:57 THAT'S THE END OF THE 70 AND THEN THE KINGDOM CAN BEGIN.
  • 16:00 WE SAID THAT NEBUCHDNEZZAR'S DREAM WAS OF THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES
  • 16:03 WHEN MASHIACH RETURNS THEN WILL HAVE THE TIME OF ISRAEL AGAIN.
  • 16:17 THAT WAS ZOLA YEARS AGO. BUT THE MESSAGE IS TIMELESS ISN'T IT SANDRA?
  • 16:21 IT REALLY IS. HE LOVED TEACHING END TIMES PROPHECY.
  • 16:25 HE LOVED FOR PEOPLE TO GET THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION. HE LOVED IT.
  • 16:30 I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO SENTIMENTAL, TIME PASSES, ZOLA HELD A TORCH IN HIS SEASON
  • 16:35 AND NOW WE CONTINUE TO TELL THE STORY.
  • 16:38 THE STORY IS REALLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE STORY TELLER ISN'T IT?
  • 16:41 I AGREE, IT'S AN IMPORTANT STORY, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 16:43 WE LIVE AND DIE PREACHING THE WORD. >>RIGHT.
  • 16:46 I LOVE THE STORY THAT ZOLA UNDERSCORED TOO,
  • 16:49 THAT IS THAT THE TRIBULATION PERIOD, THE PERIOD OF DIRE STRAITS, IS INTERRUPTED BY THE COMING OF JESUS.
  • 16:56 AMEN.AMEN.
  • 16:57 AND THEN WE GO TO A THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIAL KINGDOM. TERRIFIC!
  • 17:01 RIGHT, THERE'S ESCHATOLOGY THAT LOOKS AT THE UNFOLDING OF WORLD EVENTS.
  • 17:05 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT AS WE FINISH
  • 17:07 ID LIKE TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT
  • 17:10 YOUR TRIBULATION PERIOD RIGHT NOW
  • 17:14 CAN BE INTERRUPTED BY THE COMING OF JESUS.
  • 17:17 WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 17:19 JESUS CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS.
  • 17:22 HE CAN REARRANGE YOUR ABYSMAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 17:25 HE CAN CHANGE YOUR DISPOSITION, CHANGE YOUR HEART, RE-ORDER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 17:31 THERE'S SOMETHING POWERFUL WHEN PEOPLE REPENT OF THERE SINS AND ASK CHRIST INTO THEIR LIFE,
  • 17:36 IS THERE NOT, SANDRA?
  • 17:37 WE ARE A NEW CREATION.
  • 17:38 I SEE IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
  • 17:41 I KNOW THAT I'M A NEW CREATION. GOD HAS ME AS A NEW CREATION.
  • 17:45 YES HE DOES AND WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HIS CREATION AS WE LOOK MORE
  • 17:49 AT THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
  • 17:53 THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TENSIONS
  • 17:55 IN AND AROUND JERUSALEM.
  • 17:56 STANDING HERE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 17:58 OF AN ENORMOUS GRAVEYARD IN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES DURING THE DAYS OF THE JORDANIAN OCCUPATION
  • 18:04 JORDANIANS TOOK THESE GRAVESTONES AND DESECRATED THEM
  • 18:07 USING THEM AS PAVEMENT FOR ROADS.
  • 18:10 WHEN THIS AREA CAME BACK INTO ISRAELI HANDS
  • 18:13 THOSE STONES WERE TAKEN OUT OF THE STREETS AND PUT BACK WHERE THEY BELONG.
  • 18:17 STANDING HERE NEXT TO ONE THAT READS
  • 18:19 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 18:22 "THIS MAN FEARED THE LORD".
  • 18:25 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 18:28 "AND JACOB"... WHICH IS MY SON'S NAME.
  • 18:30 "JACOB HAD A GOOD NAME."
  • 18:32 AFTER THAT IT MENTIONS WHEN WHEN JACOB DIED IT WAS THE MONTH OF KISLEV
  • 18:37 AND THEN THERE'S AN ABBREVIATION UNDERNEATH IT THAT HARKS TO THE DANIEL TEXT.
  • 18:41 IT SAYS, "MAY HIS NAME BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE."
  • 18:47 IN DANIEL CHAPTER 12, VERSES 1 AND ON WE'RE INFORMED
  • 18:51 THAT THERE WILL BE A GREAT, GREAT TENSION PRODUCING EVENT.
  • 18:56 MICHAEL, ISRAEL'S PATRON SAINT,
  • 19:00 THE ANGEL, WILL ARISE AND CONTEND.
  • 19:03 THERE WILL BE A BATTLE ROYAL IN THEY AREA WHEN THE MESSIAH COMES.
  • 19:06 AND THEN WE'RE TOLD RIGHT AFTER THAT IN VERSE 3
  • 19:09 THAT MANY OF THOSE THAT SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL ARISE.
  • 19:14 SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE AND OTHERS TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT.
  • 19:20 JEWISH PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION FOR THAT AND OTHER REASONS.
  • 19:25 ANOTHER REASON WOULD BE THAT ISAIAH AS MUCH SPOKE OF THE DEAD RISING
  • 19:29 AND IN THE PSALMS
  • 19:31 DAVID EXPRESSED HOPE
  • 19:32 THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE HIS SOUL
  • 19:34 LEFT IN SHEOL
  • 19:35 BUT THAT HE WOULD RISE AGAIN AND
  • 19:37 EXPERIENCE THE NEWNESS OF LIFE.
  • 19:39 SO THE DOCTRINE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD IS NOT UNIQUE TO THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 19:43 IT'S EVEN FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 19:45 BUT I'D LIKE TO TURN TO THE NEW TESTAMENT RIGHT NOW.
  • 19:48 IT IS THE CROWNING EVENT IN THE BIBLE AND IT'S WORTHY OF SOME CONSIDERATION.
  • 19:54 IN THE JOHANNINE TEXT, THE 11TH CHAPTER OF JOHN THEREIN
  • 19:58 THERE'S JEWISH WOMEN THAT ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF THEIR BROTHER ELIEZER OR LAZARUS, WE KNOW HIM BETTER AS.
  • 20:06 THIS PERSON IS GRIEVING
  • 20:08 AND MARTHA SAYS TO JESUS,
  • 20:10 "I KNOW THAT MY BROTHER"
  • 20:12 "WILL RISE AGAIN AT THE"
  • 20:13 "RESURRECTION OF THE LAST DAY."
  • 20:16 AS A JEWISH WOMAN SHE BELIEVED, AS DO THOSE HERE,
  • 20:21 THAT THERE IS A RESURRECTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DAWNING OF THE MESSIANIC ERA.
  • 20:27 JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BELIEVED FOR CENTURIES, FOR MILLENNIA,
  • 20:32 THAT IT WILL GO DARKEST JUST BEFORE THE DAWN,
  • 20:34 THAT THE WORLD WILL BE THROWN INTO A SEASON OF TRIBULATION OF GREAT TROUBLES
  • 20:40 BUT THAT GOD HIMSELF WILL SEND HIS ANOINTED ONE, HIS REDEEMER, THE MESSIAH.
  • 20:45 EVEN JOB EARLY ON SAID,
  • 20:47 "I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES"
  • 20:49 "AND THAT LAST HE WILL STAND"
  • 20:51 "UPON THE EARTH."
  • 20:53 SO FROM THE FIRST TESTAMENT WE LEARN ABOUT A COMING TO LIFE
  • 20:57 AND THAT THIS COMING TO LIFE COMES AT A TIME WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE ALL IS LOST.
  • 21:03 BUT NO, WHAT IS THE DARKEST OF THE NIGHT IS JUST THE PRECIPITATING EVENT
  • 21:08 FOR THE DAWNING OF THE NEW ERA OF A WORLD WHERE IT WILL BE SAID
  • 21:13 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 21:24 THERE'S NEW LIFE ON EARTH
  • 21:26 AND YOU KNOW THE BIBLE LOOKS FORWARD TO A TIME WHEN THERE'S NEW LIFE FOR INDIVIDUALS.
  • 21:30 IN THE 11TH CHAPTER OF JOHN AGAIN, JESUS IS ON RECORD, THE MESSIAH, SAYING
  • 21:48 THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF A WORLD BEYOND THIS WORLD
  • 21:51 AND THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THE RIGHTEOUS WHO ARE GRANTED ACCESS TO THIS WORLD.
  • 21:57 SOME VISIT THESE GRAVES AND THEY BRING A STONE.
  • 22:00 IT'S A MARKER, IT'S A MEMORIAL TO SAY
  • 22:02 "I WAS HERE, I REMEMBERED YOU."
  • 22:05 FRIENDS, LOVED ONES WILL COME AND VISIT THE GRAVES.
  • 22:08 IN FACT, AS WE WERE DRIVING HERE TO DO THIS TV SHOOT HERE ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 22:14 THERE WAS A HASIDIC JEW WHO WAS DAVENING,
  • 22:17 HE WAS PRAYING OVER THE GRAVESTONE OF A LOVED ONE.
  • 22:21 IT'S NICE TO BE REMEMBERED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 22:24 IT'S NICER EVEN STILL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT TO BE REMEMBERED BY GOD HIMSELF
  • 22:29 WHO SAYS "ONE OF MY OWN IS DEPOSITED HERE".
  • 22:34 AND IS THAT NOT THE CULMINATING EVENT IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL?
  • 22:39 AS THE WORLD IS IN THE THROWS OF DESPAIR AND AS SOME OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE CUT OFF
  • 22:44 AND AS PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE TURBULENCE OF TRYING TIMES,
  • 22:48 DANIEL BECKONS READERS TO A POINT IN TIME WHEN LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
  • 22:53 WILL CEASE TO BE THE LIFE THAT WE KNOW.
  • 22:55 WHEN THE TEARS WILL BE WIPED AWAY FROM OUR EYES,
  • 22:58 WHERE WE'LL EMERGE VICTORIOUS, CONQUERORS INSTEAD OF CONQUERED,
  • 23:02 INSTEAD OF BESTED BY SIN, DECAY, DESPAIR AND DISORIENTATION
  • 23:07 WE WILL EMERGE FROM THE GRAVE INTO A NEW EPIC IN OUR EXPERIENCE.
  • 23:11 MY PREDECESSOR ZOLA USED TO SAY THAT THIS LIFE THAT WE LIVE IS THE WORST PART OF IT ALL.
  • 23:17 WE'VE BEEN GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE
  • 23:19 AND ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS AT THE TIME WHEN WE REACH UP TO GOD ETERNAL AND SAY,
  • 23:23 "WILL YOU PLEASE COME INTO MY HEART AND GIVE ME NEW LIFE?"
  • 23:27 AND AS I CLOSE THIS SERIES I WANT TO EXTEND AN INVITATION TO OPEN UP A NEW WORLD FOR YOU.
  • 23:33 A WORLD THAT COMES REPLETE WITH NEW LIFE, FORGIVENESS OF SINS, NEW SPIRIT, A NEW CREATION.
  • 23:39 GOD WANTS TO CREATE YOU ANEW ON THE INSIDE.
  • 23:42 AND AFTER HE DOES THAT, THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND YOU CAN BE CREATED, RE-CREATED
  • 23:46 IF YOU WOULD JUST BUT REACH UP TO HIM AND ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART TO BE YOUR SAVIOR,
  • 23:53 THERE'S A DAWNING OF THE NEW WORLD FOR YOU
  • 23:55 PROMISES THE PROPHET DANIEL.
  • 24:13 IN DANIEL CHAPTER 12, VERSE 4 HE SAYS THAT THE WORDS ARE SEALED UP UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END.
  • 24:20 AND HERE WE ARE AT A POINT IN TIME OPENING UP THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
  • 24:25 THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF TELEVISION WE GO INTO MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF HOMES
  • 24:30 ON THIS CONTINENT AND ABROAD.
  • 24:32 INTO ISRAEL WE GO,
  • 24:34 WE ARE OPENING UP NEW DOORS IN EUROPE AND ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 24:39 TO TEACH THE BIBLE FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE AND TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO LOOK AT DANIEL.
  • 24:45 AND HERE WE OFFER A WRAP ON A BOOK THAT IS SAID,
  • 24:49 "IT'S ONLY TO BE UNWRAPPED AT THE TIME OF THE END."
  • 24:53 AND WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
  • 24:55 WE'VE CONSIDERED THAT DANIEL WAS A MAN OF PRAYER.
  • 24:58 HE GAVE HIMSELF OVER TO GOD AND GOD GAVE HIM INSIGHTS INTO A PERPLEXED WORLD.
  • 25:04 THERE WAS DANIEL IN WHAT THEN WAS WHAT TODAY IS IRAN,
  • 25:09 REMOVED FROM THE HOLY LAND.
  • 25:11 AND HE SEES VISIONS OF WARS,
  • 25:13 THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL
  • 25:15 AND THE RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 25:19 A FASCINATING BOOK AND BOY I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE JOURNEY WITH US.
  • 25:24 IT'S BEEN GOOD HASN'T IT SANDRA?
  • 25:25 IT HAS BEEN GOOD JEFF.
  • 25:27 IT'S THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 25:28 IT'S THE REASON WE CALL IT "THE GOOD NEWS."
  • 25:30 ZOLA WOULD SAY,
  • 25:32 "WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 25:35 "THIS IS THE WORST PART."
  • 25:36 "BEING ON EARTH IS THE WORST PART."
  • 25:39 "HEAVEN IS INDESCRIBABLE."
  • 25:41 "WE'RE LOOKING FOR LOCATION." I LOVED IT.
  • 25:44 I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS THE FUNNIEST -
  • 25:45 - NOT "FUNNY" FUNNY, BUT TRUE.
  • 25:47 IT'S A GREAT POINT. PEOPLE THINK THAT
  • 25:50 ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GRAVE. >>RIGHT. RIGHT.
  • 25:53 BUT AT ISSUE IS THAT ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS NOW.
  • 25:56 ABSOLUTELY, WE HAVE IT NOW.
  • 25:58 LET ME JUST SAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT,
  • 26:00 SOME PEOPLE WONDER, THEY SAY,
  • 26:02 "CHRISTIANITY JUST TEACHES ABOUT LIFE AFTER DEATH."
  • 26:07 NO, WE TEACH LIFE BEFORE DEATH. >>AMEN.
  • 26:10 THAT THE GOOD LIFE BEGINS NOW AND IT'S AVAILABLE TO ALL NOW.
  • 26:14 BETTER THAT PEOPLE SIEZE THE OFFER NOW TOO,
  • 26:17 ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING IN THE WORLD AFTER THE RAPTURE.
  • 26:20 AND WE SEE IT. MATTHEW CHAPTER 24
  • 26:23 TALKS ABOUT THE "END OF THE DAYS".
  • 26:24 WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
  • 26:26 WE SEE THE SIGNS.
  • 26:27 WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND PAY ATTENTION.
  • 26:28 GOD BLESS YOU AND,
  • 26:30 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 26:32 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
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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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