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Series: “Bad Moon Rising”
Dr. Jeffrey Seif remembers yesterday’s Holocaust and considers anti-Semitism’s rise in modern-day Europe. Though dressed this time in Islamic garb and not in Nazi uniforms, anti-Semitism is making fresh headway in the world, its current surge fueled by the radical Islamic fringe as it turns out the lights of once-Christian Europe. Jeff speaks out against this trend with a prophetic voice and calls individuals, particularly Europeans and onlooking North Americans, to resist the encroaching darkness and walk in the light of God’s grace and love.
Episode: “Letting the Sun Shine”
Jeff teaches from the site of Hitler’s atomic reactor, admonishing the viewer to draw a line in the sand. We are warned that the greatest tragedy would be to think that such things can’t happen again.

Caption transcript for Bad Moon Rising: “Letting the Sun Shine” (6/8)

  • 00:04 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:11 AS DARK CLOUDS OMINOUSLY LOOM OVER THE HORIZON
  • 00:14 RADICAL MUSLIMS CHARGE THE ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:17 WITH BRAZEN DISREGARD.
  • 00:20 AS THE SUN SETS OVER CHRISTIAN EUROPE
  • 00:23 SLEEPING CHRISTIANS NEED TO WAKE UP
  • 00:26 NON-CHRISTIANS NEED TO GET UP
  • 00:28 AND MODERATE MUSLIMS NEED TO RISE UP.
  • 00:42 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:43 JEFFREY SEIF HERE,
  • 00:44 WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:46 SHALOM AND WELCOME BACK TO "BAD MOON RISING"
  • 00:48 PSALM 115 TALKS ABOUT GOD BLESSING THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:52 WE'RE LOOKING AT A PLACE, A HOUSE OF WORSHIP IN GERMANY.
  • 00:56 GORGEOUS SETTING JEFF,
  • 00:58 GORGEOUS TREES
  • 00:59 AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY
  • 01:01 AND HERE IS THIS HOUSE OF EVIL, THE ATOM KELLER
  • 01:04 WHERE THE ATOM BOMB
  • 01:05 WAS ALMOST DEVELOPED BY GERMANY.
  • 01:07 SO CLOSE.
  • 01:08 IT'S STRIKING THAT THEY PLACED IT UNDER THE EARTH
  • 01:11 AND UNDER THE ALTAR OF A CHURCH.
  • 01:14 AND A CHURCH REPRESENTS WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD
  • 01:17 AND DEEP BENEATH IT THEY WERE DEVELOPING ATOMIC CAPABILITY,
  • 01:21 THEY CAME SO CLOSE.
  • 01:23 BUT UNDERNEATH THE GROUND JUST LIKE HADES, UNDERNEATH.
  • 01:26 YES, IT'S STRIKING TOO
  • 01:27 AND IT REMINDS ME THAT SOMETIMES WE CAN THINK ALL IS WELL
  • 01:32 WHEN IN TRUTH THERE'S TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY.
  • 01:35 AND LET ME SAY AS WE LOOK AT A BAD MOON RISING THAT WE DO WELL TO NOT DECEIVE OURSELVES.
  • 01:42 WE LIVE IN A PRECARIOUS WORLD
  • 01:44 AND THE QUESTION IS WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO BE REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE.
  • 01:49 IT'S A POLICE THEORY.
  • 01:51 "REACTIVE" IS JUST WAIT TILL PEOPLE CALL 911 AND THEN POLICE COME.
  • 01:54 "PROACTIVE" IS THE POLICE NEED TO BE OUT THERE
  • 01:57 ASSESSING AND ACTING BEFORE THE CRISIS HITS.
  • 02:00 I THINK THAT WE DO WELL TO TAKE INITIATIVE AND DEVELOP POSTURES
  • 02:07 AND TO REALIZE THAT JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CULTURE
  • 02:09 IS BEING INVADED BY AN ALIEN WAY OF BEING.
  • 02:12 ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY. UNLESS WE STAND UP AND SAY,
  • 02:15 "IT IS WHAT'S HAPPENING.",
  • 02:17 WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND FOR ANYTHING.
  • 02:19 YES AND STAND WE MUST.
  • 02:22 THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT AS WE STAND UP GOD STANDS FOR US.
  • 02:25 AND AS WE LOOK AT THIS SEGMENT COMING FROM THIS PLACE
  • 02:30 WHERE THEY'RE LOOKING TO MANUFACTURE THE ATOM BOMB
  • 02:33 I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT WE HAVE A GOOD GOD WHO WILL STAY BEHIND AND HELP HIS PEOPLE.
  • 02:41 (Jeff speaking) THE REACTOR BEHIND ME, AS NOTED,
  • 02:43 SERVES AS AN OMINOUS SIGN IT SEEMS TO ME.
  • 02:47 IT HARKS BACK TO A WORLD GONE BAD
  • 02:50 AND IT BECKONS INDIVIDUALS
  • 02:52 TO REMEMBER THAT ALLIED FORCES DECIDED TO MOBILIZE ENERGIES
  • 02:58 AND PUT AN END TO ALL OF THIS BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE.
  • 03:02 AND WE ARE THE BENEFACTORS OF THEIR SO DOING
  • 03:04 AND I RAISE THE QUESTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT,
  • 03:07 "IF THERE'S A LESSON HERE FOR TODAY?"
  • 03:09 AND WHILE CONSIDERING TODAY I OPENED UP BIBLICAL LITERATURE TO LOOK AT TOMORROW
  • 03:14 AND SAW THERE THAT THERE IS TEXT IN EZEKIEL THAT DOES GIVE VOICE TO A KIND OF NUCLEAR PROGRAM,
  • 03:22 THAT IS HEAVENS ABLAZE WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE AND THE LIKE
  • 03:27 AND WHILE ONE COULD CONSTRUE THAT AS BOILING ON SCALDING OIL AND WHAT HAVE YOU,
  • 03:32 BEING THROWN OVER THE WALLS OF THE CASTLE,
  • 03:35 IT COULD LIKEWISE BE CONSTRUED AS A WORLD CAUGHT ABLAZE WITH FIRE COMING OUT OF THE SKY.
  • 03:39 IT CERTAINLY CARRIES WITH IT IMPLICATIONS THAT COULD VERY WELL BE ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR.
  • 03:44 THAT'S THE BAD NEWS.
  • 03:46 THE GOOD NEWS, IF THERE'S ANY WAY TO DESCRIBE THIS IN ANY GOOD SENSE
  • 03:50 SO AS WE DON'T JUST WALK AWAY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE LITERATURE FEELING HELPLESS
  • 03:57 THAT WE'RE JUST GOING TO BE OVERRUN BY NEFARIOUS EVIL FORCES
  • 04:01 THAT ARE JUST HELL BENT ON OUR DESTRUCTION AND WE CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT,
  • 04:04 WORTH NOTING AGAIN LOOKING IN THE EZEKIEL TEXT
  • 04:07 IS THE FACT THAT GOD HIMSELF BRINGS A JUDGMENT,
  • 04:11 THAT IS TO SAY THAT THIS FIRESTORM IS HIS WAY OF PUTTING AN END TO AN ENEMY.
  • 04:18 HE SAYS,
  • 04:35 THAT IS TO SAY THAT GOD COMES OUT OF THIS FIRE FLASH TALK VICTORIOUS.
  • 04:42 AGAINST THAT BACKDROP
  • 04:44 LET ME REMIND THAT HISTORY
  • 04:47 HAS A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR THE BIBLE BELIEVER.
  • 04:51 THE WORLD DOESN'T JUST SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL
  • 04:55 WITH A NET RESULT THAT GOD'S PEOPLE JUST ARE CONFRONTED WITH AN INGLORIOUS FUTURE.
  • 05:00 THERE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES TO BE SURE BUT GOD HIMSELF GETS THE BETTER OF IT.
  • 05:07 THE LAST I CHECKED, HOWEVER, HE DOESN'T JUST DO THAT BY WAVING THE MAGIC WAND OVER HIS COSMOS.
  • 05:14 THE LAST I CHECKED IS THAT WE, GOD'S PEOPLE, ARE IN EFFECT HIS HANDS AND FEET.
  • 05:22 AND AGAINST THAT BACKDROP MAY I JUST SPEAK TO THOSE THAT WOULD LISTEN ACROSS AMERICA,
  • 05:27 THROUGH THE MIDDLE EAST, EUROPE AND WHEREVER THIS PROGRAM GOES,
  • 05:30 AND IT GOES ALL OVER THE GLOBE RIGHT NOW, NOT JUST THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.
  • 05:35 MIGHT I ENCOURAGE, MIGHT I EXHORT THAT WE STAND UP FOR BIBLICAL TRUTH,
  • 05:41 THAT WE NOT BE PASSIVE IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY,
  • 05:47 THAT WE NOT JUST SHEEPISHLY GO LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER.
  • 05:52 INASMUCH AS THERE WAS SOMETHING OF A REVIVAL IN GOD'S PEOPLE,
  • 05:57 THOSE THAT WERE DRIVEN BY JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHICS STOOD UP
  • 06:01 AND SAID "NO" TO THE INSULT REPRESENTED BY THE REGIME THAT SPORTED THIS ATOMIC PROGRAM BEHIND ME.
  • 06:07 INASMUCH AS THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY,
  • 06:11 WOULD YOU CAST YOUR VOTE WITH ME AND SAY,
  • 06:13 THAT TODAY GOD'S PEOPLE DO WELL TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND
  • 06:18 AND SAY "NO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF ON AND ON INTO THE FUTURE."
  • 06:24 INASMUCH AS THE REGIME, THAT DEVELOPED THIS PROGRAM WAS BENT ON DESTROYING THE JEWS,
  • 06:30 SO TOO COINCIDENTALLY THE REGIME THAT'S DEVELOPING ANOTHER NUCLEAR PROGRAM ON THE OTHER SIDE NOW OF THE EUPHRATES
  • 06:37 IS HELL BENT WITH THE SAME PURPOSE IN MIND.
  • 06:40 WOULD YOU JOIN WITH ME IN PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?
  • 06:44 WOULD YOU JOIN WITH ME IN STANDING FOR BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES?
  • 06:48 WOULD YOU JOIN WITH ME IN STANDING FOR JUSTICE AND OPPOSING TYRANNY?
  • 06:53 AND WOULD YOU SAY IN THIS WORLD GOD'S PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW OURSELVES
  • 06:59 TO SHEEPISHLY, DOCILELY JUST GIVE AWAY OUR WORLD
  • 07:05 BUT STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH AND BELIEVE GOD FOR A GOOD OUTCOME IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 07:11 (Ted Pearce speaking) WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF HATRED IS BEING DIRECTED AT US.
  • 07:16 YEAH, I THINK THERE IS A SIMILARITY BETWEEN
  • 07:17 THAT WHAT IN IRAN YOU CAN SEE
  • 07:19 AND THAT WHAT YOU SEE WHEN HITLER JUST TRIED TO FIX UP AN ATOM BOMB.
  • 07:25 THEY LOOK AT AHMADINEJAD AND THEY THINK,
  • 07:28 "OKAY, THIS GUY IS IN IRAN AND HE'S A BIG MOUTH AND HE'S JUST TALKING.HE WILL NOT DO IT."
  • 07:33 THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
  • 07:36 WHO WAKE UP WITH NOTHING ON THEIR MIND EXCEPT
  • 07:38 "HOW ARE WE GOING TO KILL THE JEWS AND THE AMERICANS AND THE CHRISTIANS."
  • 07:41 FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THEY HAVE ALREADY FIXED THE BOMB THE WAR WAS OVER AND SOMETHING HAPPENED TO CUT OFF THE PLANS OF SATAN.
  • 07:50 AND I THINK THE SAME WILL HAPPEN IN IRAN.
  • 07:53 SOMEBODY WILL STAND UP AND WILL CUT THEIR PLANS.
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  • 08:35 AND NOW THE DAYS ARE FILLED WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.
  • 08:39 SOON WE WILL SEE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.
  • 08:42 I'M JOSHUA AND THIS IS MY LAND.
  • 08:47 IT IS RICH AND FERTILE, BLESSED BY HASHEM.
  • 08:51 MANY YEARS AGO ABRAHAM JOURNEYED ACROSS THE ROADS THAT ENCOMPASSED THESE VERY FIELDS
  • 08:57 AND GOD PROMISED HIM THAT ONE DAY HIS SEED WOULD INHERIT THIS VERY LAND.
  • 09:05 COME SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS MIRACLE OF LIFE.
  • 09:10 WALK THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 09:14 WITNESS WITH ME THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND OF PROMISE.
  • 09:25 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL:
  • 09:33 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 09:34 THAT'S OUR SPIRITUAL HOME.
  • 09:36 I HAVE PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE TIME, "WHEN IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME TO GO TO ISRAEL?
  • 09:40 AND REALLY MY FAVORITE TIME IS ANY TIME I GO.
  • 09:43 IT'S BEAUTIFUL ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.
  • 09:45 JEFF AND I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU ISRAEL.
  • 09:47 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ATOMS AND SMASHING THE ATOM AND BOMBS AND WARS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
  • 09:53 AND JEFF REALLY I APPRECIATE YOU
  • 09:55 WANTING TO STAND UP
  • 09:57 AND STAND UP FOR OUR FREEDOMS,
  • 10:00 STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
  • 10:02 STAND UP AND NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY WHAT THE ENEMY IS.
  • 10:05 SOME SAY, "YOU KNOW THE PROBLEM WITH THE CHURCH TODAY IS"
  • 10:09 "THERE'S TOO MUCH HANKY PANKY WITH MONEY, MINISTERS HAVE AFFAIRS."
  • 10:14 I DON'T THINK THEY'RE THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEM.
  • 10:15 I THINK THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IS THAT IT'S BORING
  • 10:18 AND THE REASON WHY ITS BORING IS BECAUSE
  • 10:20 PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO SPEAK THE TRUTH FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING PEOPLE.
  • 10:25 LAST I CHECKED WE FOLLOW A SAVIOR WHO SAID,
  • 10:27 "I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE."
  • 10:31 HE GOT CRUCIFIED BUT HEY, IT'S ALL GOOD AT THE END OF THE DAY.
  • 10:33 THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT.
  • 10:35 THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT.
  • 10:37 AND WE'VE COME TO A POINT I THINK
  • 10:39 WHERE WE DON'T IDENTIFY WHO THE ENEMY IS.
  • 10:41 WE LIVE IN THIS LA LA LAND OF CELEBRITIES
  • 10:44 AND WHAT'S THE NEXT BIG MEAL
  • 10:46 AND WHAT'S THE BIG NEXT RESTAURANT
  • 10:48 AND WHAT'S THE BIG NEXT FASHION THING.
  • 10:50 WE NEED TO FOCUS BACK ON WHAT IS RIGHT,
  • 10:54 WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?
  • 10:55 WHAT'S RIGHT, WHAT'S WRONG?
  • 10:57 LISTEN MY ENEMY ISN'T ISLAM BY THE WAY. >>NO KIDDING?
  • 10:59 THE BIBLE SAYS WE WRESTLE NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD BUT AGAINST SPIRITS AND PRINCIPALITIES.
  • 11:04 THERE'S A FORCE THAT DRIVES A MECHANISM TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD,
  • 11:08 TO CRUNCH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS,
  • 11:11 TO IMPOSE AN ALIEN WAY OF BEING AND DESTROY JEWS IN THE PROCESS.
  • 11:14 THAT AIN'T GOD!
  • 11:15 NO, ITS NOT.
  • 11:17 AND YOU KNOW WHEN GOD RAISES UP A PEOPLE,
  • 11:19 SO DOES THE DEVIL.
  • 11:21 THERE'S A REASON WE SAY EVERYTHING IS ANTI-CHRIST OR ANTI-THIS,
  • 11:23 IT'S BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A REAL THOUGHT
  • 11:25 OF "WHAT IS CHRISTIAN LIKE?",
  • 11:27 "WHAT IS CHRIST LIKE?"
  • 11:28 THE DEVIL ALSO HAS AN IDEA OF WHO WE ARE.
  • 11:30 WELL, LET'S GET BACK TO THE BASICS
  • 11:32 AND TEACH IT THE WAY IT IS.
  • 11:33 AND JOBST BITNER, PASTOR JOBST DOES THAT WELL.
  • 11:36 HE REALLY IS STANDING UP IN GERMANY,
  • 11:38 IN THE COUNTRY NAZISM ORIGINATED.
  • 11:41 AND HERE HE IS, HE IS STANDING UP AND SAYING,
  • 11:43 "NO MORE.I'M NOT GOING TO BE SILENT ANYMORE."
  • 11:46 HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE GREEK NOT BEING RIGHT,
  • 11:49 GETTING BACK TO THE BIBLE,
  • 11:51 GETTING BACK TO OUR JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 11:52 RIGHT, AND I APPRECIATE IT FROM THIS GERMAN BROTHER.
  • 11:55 HE SAYS THERE'S TOO MANY HELLENISTIC ACCRETIONS,
  • 11:57 THAT THE CHURCH HAS KIND OF LOST ITS WAY,
  • 12:00 IT LOST ITS SIGHT OF ITS JEWISH ROOTS. >>AMEN.
  • 12:03 HERE'S PASTOR JOBST.
  • 12:05 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:13 "AND A FEW YEARS AGO WE SAW A HELLENISTIC GREEK REVIVAL TAKING PLACE."
  • 12:17 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:21 "WE SAID, BACK TO THE GREEK ROOTS OF ZEUS WORSHIP."
  • 12:24 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:26 "AND YOU COULD READ THOSE THINGS IN SECULAR MEDIA."
  • 12:28 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:33 "AT THE SAME TIME THAT MEANT THAT CHRISTIAN VALUES,"
  • 12:36 "THE CHRISTIAN MIND-SET WAS TO BE THROWN OUT OF EUROPE."
  • 12:38 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:40 "AND THAT'S THE SPIRIT THAT'S PREVALENT HERE."
  • 12:41 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:46 "AND I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT'S THE PREPARATION"
  • 12:48 "FOR AN ANTI-CHRISTIAN MIND-SET AND THINKING"
  • 12:51 "AND FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST."
  • 12:52 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 12:56 "AND SO THIS IS LIKE THE ENTIRE BUILDING AND HOUSE OF SECULAR HUMANISM."
  • 13:00 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:02 "AND THEN WE SEE ISLAM PERVADING EVERYTHING."
  • 13:04 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:11 "AND EVEN IN A VERY SOFT AND SUBTLE WAY"
  • 13:13 "THIS INVADES THE POLITICAL REALM."
  • 13:15 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:23 "AND UNLESS WE SEE A TRUE MAJOR MIRACLE"
  • 13:26 "WE WILL SEE ISLAMIC POLITICIANS GAINING INFLUENCE IN EUROPE."
  • 13:30 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:32 "AT THE FIRST THIS WAS A BIG QUESTION,"
  • 13:34 "WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS?"
  • 13:36 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:39 "AND THE GREATEST TRAGEDY IS ACTUALLY TO START THINKING,"
  • 13:44 "OH, THESE THINGS CANNOT HAPPEN."
  • 13:45 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:46 "THINGS WILL TURN OUT GOOD AFTER ALL."
  • 13:48 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:51 "BUT THAT WAS EXACTLY THE SAME WAY HOW THEY TREATED ADOLPH HITLER."
  • 13:55 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 13:57 "THAT'S WHY THE OTHER STATES IN EUROPE NEVER TOOK ANY ACTION."
  • 14:00 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:02 "THEY TRIED TO COMPROMISE."
  • 14:04 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:06 "AND TO HAVE TREATIES."
  • 14:07 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:09 "HAVE A PACT OF NON-AGGRESSION."
  • 14:11 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:14 "BUT ACTUALLY THAT IS A VERY GREEK MIND-SET."
  • 14:16 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:19 "IT'S A HELLENISTIC MIND-SET BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY BELIEVES IN THE GOOD IN MAN."
  • 14:23 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:26 "OH, HE WILL COME TO HIS SENSES AT SOME POINT."
  • 14:29 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:30 "BUT THE BIBLE SAYS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT."
  • 14:32 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:34 "AND IT SPEAKS ABOUT THE FACT THERE IS NOTHING GOOD."
  • 14:37 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:39 "IT SPEAKS VERY CLEARLY ABOUT ISRAEL'S ENEMIES."
  • 14:42 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:47 "AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT ENEMIES IN THAT SENSE"
  • 14:49 "YOU CANNOT RELY ON THEIR GOOD HUMAN SENSE."
  • 14:52 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:54 "BUT THAT IS WHAT WESTERN SOCIETY IS DOING RIGHT NOW."
  • 14:57 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 14:58 "AND THAT'S WHY THEY'RE SILENT."
  • 14:59 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 15:04 "BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN PREVENT THAT"
  • 15:07 "ARE WE AS CHRISTIANS AND AS BELIEVERS."
  • 15:09 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 15:10 "WHEN WE ARISE AND LIFT UP OUR VOICE."
  • 15:14 (Jeff speaking) AND LIFT UP THEIR VOICES THEY DO HERE IN WHAT MANY WOULD CHARACTERIZE
  • 15:18 AS A LIBERAL COLLEGE TOWN IN TUBINGEN, GERMANY.
  • 15:22 PASTOR JOBST AND THE CONGREGATION AREN'T AFRAID
  • 15:25 TO PROCLAIM THE NAME OF YESHUA, JESUS AND SOUND THE ALARM THE WORLD OVER.
  • 15:50 PASTOR JOBST BITNER CAUGHT A VISION FOR THE JEWISH ROOTS OF JESUS.
  • 15:55 THE LORD PUT A BURDEN ON HIS HEART AND HE SPOKE UP BOLDLY
  • 16:00 AND THE CHURCH GOT BEHIND HIM ON THE VISION.
  • 16:03 I KNOW THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PASTORS LIKE THAT IN THE WORLD.
  • 16:07 WHY NOT SEND US A LETTER?
  • 16:11 WHY NOT INCLUDE A PICTURE?
  • 16:12 TALK ABOUT YOUR PASTOR, TALK ABOUT YOUR CHURCH
  • 16:15 AND LET'S KNOW WHO'S OUT THERE IN THE WORLD
  • 16:18 WHO WANTS TO STAND UP FOR JESUS,
  • 16:20 WHO WANTS TO STAND AGAINST THE CULTURE,
  • 16:22 WHO WANTS TO BE A BLESSING TO ISRAEL.
  • 16:24 AND THE BIBLE TELLS US, "I WILL BLESS THEE THAT BLESS THEE."
  • 16:27 "I WILL CURSE THEE THAT CURSE THEE." >>RIGHT
  • 16:29 AND I'M SEEING MORE AND MORE IN THE CHURCHES JEFF THE REAL POLARIZATION OF...
  • 16:33 THEY EITHER REALLY STAND WITH ISRAEL OR THEY'RE NOT STANDING WITH ISRAEL.
  • 16:37 AND WE REALLY COMMEND THOSE PASTORS IN CHURCHES THAT ARE STANDING WITH ISRAEL.
  • 16:41 PASTOR JOBST IS IN THE MIDDLE OF GERMANY,
  • 16:43 HE BUILT HIS CHURCH OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS
  • 16:46 THAT TOOK PEOPLE TO DACHAU.
  • 16:50 AND THEY HAVE TO WALK ACROSS THESE TRACKS TO GET TO HIS CHURCH
  • 16:53 SO THEY WOULD NEVER FORGET.
  • 16:55 WELL, HE CAUGHT THE VISION AND HE RAN WITH IT. >>HE DID.
  • 16:57 OUR MINISTRY MAKES AVAILABLE SPEAKERS
  • 17:00 TO COME INTO CHURCHES AND SHARE THE BIBLE FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE
  • 17:05 AND TO LOOK AT CURRENT EVENTS IN BIBLE PROPHECY.
  • 17:08 OFTEN TIMES ITS SOMEONE WITHIN THE CHURCH WHO HAS INFLUENCE,
  • 17:13 WHO SPEAKS TO THE PASTOR AND SAYS,
  • 17:14 "LISTEN, LET'S GET THIS THING IN."
  • 17:16 AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT WE'RE INVITED IN
  • 17:18 AND THE PASTOR CATCHES THE VISION.
  • 17:20 AND IT IS SO EXCITING TO SEE THE PASTOR GET EXCITED. YES
  • 17:24 BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO. >>RIGHT
  • 17:27 AND THEN THEIR MINISTRY FIRES UP AGAIN AND IT'S JUST...IT'S GREAT.
  • 17:31 AND THEY FLY THE FLAG OF ISRAEL AND I GET SO EXCITED WHEN THEY DO THAT.
  • 17:34 I KNOW YOU DO AND YOU DO IT SO WELL TOO.
  • 17:35 WE GET GREAT LETTERS; PEOPLE LOVE IT WHEN YOU SHARE.
  • 17:37 WELL, YOU'VE GOT THE JEWISH ROOTS AND I LOVE THAT.
  • 17:40 WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO BROTHER ZACH.
  • 17:42 ZOLA INTERVIEWED THIS FORMER TERRORIST.
  • 17:45 AGAIN, KEN CALLS AND SAYS,
  • 17:46 "WE HAVE A FORMER TERRORIST WHO'S KILLED 250 PEOPLE.
  • 17:49 YOU KNOW IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND YOU HAVE TO BE THINKING,
  • 17:52 "THIS IS NOT RIGHT."
  • 17:54 "THIS CAN'T BE RIGHT."
  • 17:55 BUT HE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR,
  • 17:57 HE IS A NEW CREATION.
  • 17:58 I SAY THAT.
  • 17:59 IT IS SO ENCOURAGING.
  • 18:00 HERE IS BROTHER ZACH.
  • 18:04 I COME FROM AN ISLAMIC FAMILY, CLERGY FAMILY;
  • 18:08 MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS AN IMAM.
  • 18:11 IMAM IS THE HIGH CLERGY IN ISLAM.
  • 18:14 MY GRANDFATHER WAS AN IMAM BUT MY FATHER SKIPPED THE ...
  • 18:18 SO THEY DECIDED THAT I CARRY THE TORCH.
  • 18:20 I WAS INTRODUCED TO ISLAMIC SCHOOLS WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD.
  • 18:23 3 YEARS OLD? >>YES.
  • 18:25 BUT AT AGE 13 GOD HAD BLESSED ME WITH A FULL BODY, I WAS 180 POUNDS OF MUSCLES.
  • 18:31 AND LATER ON I CARRIED EVEN A BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO.
  • 18:34 OH, BOY!
  • 18:35 I WAS REBELLIOUS SO I LEFT SCHOOL AND I JOINED THE MILITANT FRAGMENTS.
  • 18:39 AND THAT WAS OKAY FOR THE FAMILY
  • 18:42 BECAUSE ONLY A WARRIOR WHO DIES IN THE BATTLEFIELD HAS THAT INSURANCE OF REACHING HEAVEN.
  • 18:46 AND HIS FAMILY IS TO BE FEARED AND RESPECTED.
  • 18:48 IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION. >>IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION, EXACTLY.
  • 18:51 WELL, WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, I MEAN I WAS TRAINED WHEN I WAS 13;
  • 18:57 I HAD MY FIRST KILL WHEN I WAS 14.
  • 18:59 14 YEARS OLD?
  • 19:01 YES, AND THEY CELEBRATED THAT I BECAME A MAN.
  • 19:04 I WAS BAR MITZVAHED AT 13 BUT DIDN'T KILL ANYBODY. >>YOU WERE LUCKY.
  • 19:08 ANYWAY, SO WITHIN A SMALL SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN MY CASE THE RELIGIOUS ZEAL EVAPORATED
  • 19:17 AND THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT BUT A MACHINE.
  • 19:19 AND I REACHED THE POINT WHERE LIFE REALLY MEANT NOTHING
  • 19:22 NEITHER IN MY LIFE, NEITHER THE OTHER PEOPLE LIFE.
  • 19:26 I WILL SHARE YOU THIS SMALL STORY.
  • 19:28 ONE TIME THEY BROUGHT A REAL FANATIC GUY TO MY REGIMENT.
  • 19:33 HE START KNOCKING ON OUR DOORS AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING FOR THE FIRST PRAYERS.
  • 19:36 NEXT DAY I PUT MY HAND AROUND HIS SHOULDER IN THE KITCHEN,
  • 19:39 THIS IS VERY FRIENDLY BY THE WAY,
  • 19:41 AND TELL HIM, "LISTEN, DON'T COME AND WAKE ME UP AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING."
  • 19:45 "I DON'T FEEL LIKE GOING UP IN 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING TO THE PRAYERS."
  • 19:48 HE LOOKED AT ME IN A VERY STIFF WAY AND SAID,
  • 19:50 "MY DUTY IS TO COME TO WAKE YOU UP AT 3 O'CLOCK, IT'S UP TO YOU TO COME TO THE PRAYERS OR NOT."
  • 19:55 I LOOKED AT HIM IN A VERY CHALLENGING WAY AND SAID,
  • 19:57 "IF YOU COME AND WAKE ME UP AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING I'M GOING TO SHOOT YOU."
  • 20:01 IT SEEMS EITHER HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IT OR JUST TOOK IT AS WORDS.
  • 20:04 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING HE KNOCKS ON MY DOOR,
  • 20:06 I PICK UP MY 9 MILLIMETER FROM UNDER MY PILLOW, TURN MY FACE TO THE DOOR,
  • 20:10 MEASURE WHERE IS HIS CHEST AND SHOOT HIM THROUGH THE DOOR AND GO BACK TO SLEEP AGAIN.
  • 20:14 AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS LEBANESE BELIEVER, HIS NAME WAS ...
  • 20:17 HE CAME AND PRESENTED ME WITH THAT OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT BOOK.
  • 20:22 HE SAID, "PLEASE BLESS US WITH A READING."
  • 20:24 I OPENED THE BOOK AND THE FIRST VERSE I READ WAS,
  • 20:29 "COME TO ME ALL YE TIRED AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST."
  • 20:31 I WENT ON MY KNEES WITH TEARS AND I SAID, "CHRIST I DON'T YOU."
  • 20:35 "FIRST TIME SOMEONE TELL ME ABOUT YOU, FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD ABOUT YOU."
  • 20:39 "I'M A VERY BAD PERSON.VERY BAD BOY."
  • 20:41 "I'VE CHEATED, I'VE LIED, I'VE COMMIT ADULTERY, I'VE EVEN KILLED HUMAN BEINGS."
  • 20:46 "AND I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER BE A GOOD BOY AGAIN IN MY LIFE,"
  • 20:48 "BUT I PROMISE YOU ONE THING, THAT I'LL TRY."
  • 20:52 "YOU CHANGE ME, I'LL SURRENDER MY LIFE AND MY SOUL TO YOU."
  • 20:57 AND THEN TO COMPLETE JUST MY REAL TESTIMONY I WENT OUT AND PICKED UP MY PISTOL
  • 21:04 AND WENT AND WALKED BESIDE MY ONLY BEST FRIEND FOR YEARS, THE SEASHORE.
  • 21:09 ALL THE WESTERN BORDERS OF LEBANON IS THE MEDITERRANEAN >>YES
  • 21:13 AND HAS LONG SHORES. >>YES
  • 21:14 AND WHENEVER I'M TROUBLED I USED TO GO AND SIT AND TALK TO THE WAVES FOR HOURS
  • 21:18 AND LISTEN TO THE WAVES FOR HOURS.
  • 21:20 SO I WENT AND TOOK MY WALK OVER THERE AND I WALK AND I WAS THINKING ALL THE TIME,
  • 21:25 "WHAT HAPPENED SO DRAMATICALLY LESS THAN 20 HOURS?"
  • 21:28 AND THEN I PRAYED,
  • 21:30 I BECAME A CHRISTIAN
  • 21:32 AND THEN MY HAND WAS HEAVY.
  • 21:33 I TURNED AROUND TO SEE THAT I'M STILL CARRYING THAT PISTOL.
  • 21:36 I LOOKED AT IT FOR A SECOND
  • 21:38 AND I KNEW IT'S A DOOR OF EVIL WHICH I DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE AND I THREW IT TO THE SEA.
  • 21:41 AND FROM THAT MINUTE ON, PRAISE THE LORD, I'M A FREE MAN!
  • 21:46 YOU HAVE JUST HEARD FROM A MURDERER.
  • 21:50 HE DIDN'T JUST KILL ONCE OR TWICE OR THREE TIMES OR A DOZEN TIMES
  • 21:53 BUT HUNDREDS AND NOT ALL AT ONCE.
  • 21:56 SOME OF THIS WAS ONE AT A TIME.
  • 21:58 THIS MAN IS AS GUILTY AS A THREE DOLLAR BILL, BUSTED;
  • 22:02 HE ADMITS IT, A MURDERER.
  • 22:05 BUT HE ISN'T JUST A MURDERER.
  • 22:07 IN FACT WHEN YOU LISTEN TO HIM YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE HEARING FROM A MURDERER,
  • 22:10 THIS IS A GENTEEL FELLOW, THERE'S DECENT COMPORTMENT, HE CARRIES HIMSELF...
  • 22:15 YOU KNOW WHY HE CARRIES HIMSELF WELL?
  • 22:17 BECAUSE SOMETHING CAME INTO A WELL DEEP WITHIN HIM.
  • 22:21 THIS MAN WAS BORN ANEW.
  • 22:23 THIS MAN RECEIVED JESUS.
  • 22:25 THIS MAN REPENTED OF HIS SINS.
  • 22:27 THIS MAN ASKED THE LORD TO COME IN HIS HEART.
  • 22:29 AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 22:30 THE LORD DID JUST THAT.
  • 22:32 WHOEVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOU'VE DONE IN THE PAST
  • 22:36 BECOMES IRRELEVANT IN LIGHT OF THE TRUTH
  • 22:39 THAT GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE SENT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD
  • 22:42 NOT JUST TO COME INTO THE WORLD IN GENERAL
  • 22:44 BUT IN YOUR WORLD IN PARTICULAR.
  • 22:46 THIS IS THE ANSWER FOR ALL HUMANKIND IS IT NOT SANDRA?
  • 22:49 IT IS AND AT THE END ZACH SAYS, "I AM FREE!"
  • 22:53 THAT WAS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM TO BE FREE.
  • 22:56 NOT ONLY WAS HE FREE FROM HIS SINS,
  • 22:58 HE WAS FREE FROM THE TYRANNY.
  • 22:59 HE WENT AND TOOK HIS GUNS AND THREW THEM INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN.
  • 23:03 HE WAS A NEW CREATION.
  • 23:05 WELL JESUS SAID IT,
  • 23:06 ITS HERE IN THE DOCUMENT,
  • 23:08 "YOU'LL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE."
  • 23:10 AND HE HAS GONE ON,
  • 23:11 IN FACT, WE CALL HIM BROTHER ZACH
  • 23:13 BECAUSE HE'S GONE ON TO START A MINISTRY WHERE
  • 23:16 HE PREACHES ALSO TO ARAB, TO MUSLIMS
  • 23:18 THAT THEY MAY COME TO KNOW YESHUA THE SAVIOR.
  • 23:21 HE'S A VOICE OUT THERE IN THE WILDERNESS SAYING "PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD".
  • 23:24 JUST LIKE PASTOR JOBST HE JOINS THE ARMY OF GOD'S PEOPLE THAT SAY,
  • 23:29 "LET'S PUT A LITTLE LOVE OUT THERE IN THE WORLD."
  • 23:31 BUT ISN'T THAT WHAT WE DO WHEN WE GET THAT FEELING,
  • 23:33 THAT SPIRIT THAT WE KNOW THE MESSIAH,
  • 23:36 WE WANT TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT,
  • 23:38 WE WANT TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IT. >>YES
  • 23:40 AND PRAYER IS THE GREAT BEGINNING PLACE.
  • 23:45 IF THERE'S SOMEONE WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
  • 23:48 AND YOU'RE JUST TROUBLED BECAUSE OF YOUR SINS
  • 23:50 WHY DON'T YOU RIGHT NOW GET ON YOUR KNEES AND ASK THE LORD TO FORGIVE YOU
  • 23:54 AND TO COME INTO YOUR HEART AND MAKE YOUR WAY TO A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH?
  • 23:58 I WANT YOU TO PRAY FOR YOUR OWN SALVATION
  • 24:00 AND PRAY FOR THE SALVATION OF THIS DIFFICULT WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN
  • 24:04 AND BE PART OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF THAT WORLD
  • 24:07 BY VIRTUE OF YOUR LOVING GOD AND LOVING OTHER PEOPLE
  • 24:10 AND PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 24:12 AMEN, YOU KNOW I SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE WEEK,
  • 24:14 "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM."
  • 24:16 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 24:18 IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE PRAY.
  • 24:20 I KNOW PEOPLE ASK ME,
  • 24:21 "WHAT CAN I DO?"
  • 24:22 PRAY IS WHAT YOU CAN DO.
  • 24:23 IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
  • 24:25 WE'RE GOING TO WATCH THIS TAPE AGAIN,
  • 24:27 "FORGOTTEN PEOPLE".
  • 24:28 IT IS SO POWERFUL,
  • 24:30 EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH IT,
  • 24:31 THEY NEED TO COMMIT IT TO MEMORY,
  • 24:33 THEY NEED TO PUT IT IN THEIR HEARTS.
  • 24:35 THIS IS IMPORTANT.
  • 24:37 WE MUST NEVER, EVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.
  • 24:40 GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 24:43 (JOBST BITNER SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 24:47 THE BIBLE SAYS, "FOR I, THE LORD YOUR GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD,"
  • 24:51 "PUNISHING THE CHILDREN FOR THE SIN OF THE FATHERS"
  • 24:54 "TO THE THIRD AND FORTH GENERATION OF THOSE WHO HATE ME,"
  • 24:57 "BUT SHOWING LOVE TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS."
  • 25:03 LORD, I HEAR THE CRIES OF SIX MILLION OF YOUR PEOPLE.
  • 25:06 MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, MURDERED,
  • 25:09 ANNIHILATED IN THE HOLOCAUST AND BURNT.
  • 25:12 WE CONFESS THESE ATROCITIES AS SIN AND HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE YOU IN SHAME.
  • 25:16 YOU HAVE HEARD OUR PLEA
  • 25:18 AND OUR REPENTANCE HAS COME BEFORE YOUR EARS.
  • 25:21 LORD, I SEE BLACK SMOKE.
  • 25:23 IT RISES UP AND SPREADS OUT LIKE A VEIL OF DARKNESS OVER THE NATIONS AGAIN!
  • 25:28 THE DARK VEIL IS THE SIN OF OUR SILENCE!
  • 25:31 JUST AS WE GERMANS HAVE REMAINED SILENT,
  • 25:33 THE PEOPLES AND THE NATIONS ARE SILENT ONCE AGAIN.
  • 25:36 AGAIN, YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL ARE HATED, DESPISED AND REJECTED,
  • 25:41 AND YET WE REMAIN SILENT, EVEN IN THE CHURCH.
  • 25:43 WE ARE SILENT, CONCERNING THE SIN OF OUR FATHERS.
  • 25:46 WE REMAIN SILENT, AND BEHOLD, THE BLACK SMOKE IS COVERING US AGAIN.
  • 25:51 FROM THE LAND OF UNMERITED GRACE, WE ARE CALLING OUT,
  • 25:55 NATIONS ARISE!
  • 25:56 FOR ZION'S SAKE, OPEN YOUR MOUTH!
  • 25:59 NEVER AGAIN, SLANDER, HATRED OR DEATH!
  • 26:02 ISRAEL, WE WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU AGAIN!
  • 26:05 YOU ARE OUR INHERITANCE, OUR LOVE, THE BLESSING FOR ALL NATIONS!
  • 26:10 LISTEN! RECEIVE THE WORD!
  • 26:12 IT WILL PERVADE YOUR SPIRIT,
  • 26:13 NO MORE SILENCE!
  • 26:15 NEVER AGAIN!
  • 26:16 NEVER AGAIN!
  • 26:17 NEVER AGAIN!
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Episodes in this series

  1. When Darkness Once Prevailed
  2. Out of the Darkness
  3. Dark Night of the Soul
  4. Bright Lights in a Darkened World
  5. The Darkness That Nearly Engulfed Us
  6. Letting the Sun Shine
  7. A Star That Breaks Through the Darkness
  8. Heavenly Light From Hellish Darkness
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