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Episode: “Wars”
David was a warrior—a spiritual role model for us all! Philistine, Amalekite, and Ammonite wars are discussed along with modern-day applications.
Series: “The Warrior King (2019)”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
This series originally produced in 2009, Warrior King: David-like Leadership in Goliath-like Times not only tells the story of King David’s time; but also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. Dr. Jeffrey Seif taught this eight-part series from Israel. David and Kirsten Hart join Jeff in the studio for up-to-date analysis of each program’s teachings. We also get location reports from Chaim Malespin and hear the music of Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King (2019): “Wars” (4/8)

  • 00:00 Kirsten Hart: He
  • 00:02 played the harp, yet he killed tens of thousands.
  • 00:05 We'll talk about this warrior king today
  • 00:07 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
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  • 00:57 David Hart: Welcome to "Zola Levitt Presents,"
  • 00:59 I'm David Hart.
  • 01:00 Kirsten: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:03 David: Well, our program today, "Warrior
  • 01:04 King," is very intense.
  • 01:07 Jeffrey: Yeah, warrior stuff.
  • 01:08 Kirsten: Right, war; maybe I should just let
  • 01:10 the two of you talk about--
  • 01:12 Jeffrey: Two guys getting at it, you know, the clash of titanic
  • 01:15 forces, the exposing oneself to risk, the dangers of
  • 01:20 human experience, and God bringing about great success.
  • 01:25 Kirsten: I think we think about David,
  • 01:26 this man after God's own heart, but he was intense.
  • 01:29 He was an intense warrior.
  • 01:31 Jeffrey: Yes, he was; and back in the day,
  • 01:33 men were trained for war.
  • 01:35 A lot of warriors back then, a lot of worriers today.
  • 01:39 David: That's right; right now, let's go to that battle
  • 01:42 with the Philistines and teaching from Dr. Seif.
  • 01:48 male narrator: It was a surprise attack and
  • 01:50 the night belonged to David.
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  • 02:04 narrator: In all the land of Israel, there was no one who
  • 02:06 could stand against God's anointed one.
  • 02:08 No sword or weapon devised by man could defeat us.
  • 02:15 And the Philistines fled in the night.
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  • 02:27 Jeffrey: News crews don't come here much
  • 02:29 anymore, but I got news for you.
  • 02:31 Years ago, this place was the talk of the town.
  • 02:33 Gotta be careful as I drive here now because we're reasonably
  • 02:37 high up and I don't wanna just look at the camera.
  • 02:39 I need to look at the road.
  • 02:41 Behind me is the Valley of Elah, a place where David
  • 02:45 sparked a revolution, if you will.
  • 02:47 For the longest, Israelites were oppressed,
  • 02:51 suppressed, repressed, depressed,
  • 02:54 and impressed with the need that something needed to change.
  • 02:57 And why was that?
  • 02:58 Because the Pilistine were working havoc over here.
  • 03:02 And not just the Philistines here, but different "stines" at
  • 03:06 different places and people were afraid.
  • 03:08 They were ready for a change, if you will.
  • 03:10 Talk about we need change; well, they really wanted it.
  • 03:14 They needed it, and the time was right.
  • 03:16 Someone needed to stand up with some
  • 03:18 faith and some biblical faith.
  • 03:20 A lot of people have a lot of ideas about what needs to happen
  • 03:23 in the world, but you know what?
  • 03:25 Finally someone stood up with God's idea,
  • 03:28 and I love him for so doing.
  • 03:30 And by virtue of his so doing, David left a mark on biblical
  • 03:35 literature, not only in his own day, but extended
  • 03:38 for a thousand years later.
  • 03:39 It all started here.
  • 03:41 What a fitting place to tell the story of the needing to contend
  • 03:46 and war, if you will, for God's sake.
  • 03:48 For us for the most part, the implications are spiritual more
  • 03:52 than material, but we need to recover that radical edge,
  • 03:55 and I wanna talk to you about that edge as we look at the
  • 03:58 warrior king, and we consider the need for David-like
  • 04:01 leadership in these Goliath-like times.
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  • 04:13 Jeffrey: Speaking of the cutting edge,
  • 04:17 reminded of a verse, a rather interesting verse in Scripture
  • 04:23 that might see offensive somewhat at face value.
  • 04:26 In 1 Samuel chapter 17, verse 54,
  • 04:29 it says in Hebrew, "Vaiyikkach David et rosh happelishti," and
  • 04:33 David took the head of the Philistine,
  • 04:37 "vayviehu Yerushalim," and he took the head to Jerusalem.
  • 04:42 It goes on to say that he took Galyat's armor
  • 04:46 and he put it in his own tent.
  • 04:48 It seems to me that we're looking here
  • 04:50 at the warrior king.
  • 04:51 Well, he's not a warrior king at this juncture,
  • 04:53 he's a young man who opted to jump into the fray,
  • 04:55 who later became a king.
  • 04:57 Because culture was looking for a man of faith,
  • 04:59 he was gonna stand up and lead, maybe risk a little bit
  • 05:02 in the process of so doing.
  • 05:05 Well, David certainly jumped into the fray.
  • 05:07 I'm sure it was unexpected, but all of a sudden he just found
  • 05:10 himself where the troubles of the day afforded him an
  • 05:14 opportunity to rise and be what God had called him to be.
  • 05:18 I don't know about you, but there's something about this
  • 05:21 imagery that really works for me.
  • 05:23 We live in a unisex world where gender boundaries are blurred.
  • 05:27 There are a number of things that are blurred in this
  • 05:28 upside-down world of ours now, but I'm looking here at a male
  • 05:34 who wants to believe God and stand up and be counted,
  • 05:37 and he wants to be heroic, if you will.
  • 05:41 I believe that we live in a world where heroism is in very
  • 05:44 high demand but very short supply.
  • 05:46 And when I look at David, I'm not only reminded of an image
  • 05:51 from his Philistine wars, I'm not only reminded of an image of
  • 05:55 what he was all about, but I see here an image of what we oughta
  • 06:00 be all about, as men particularly
  • 06:02 and people of faith generally.
  • 06:04 That is, stand up.
  • 06:06 Don't just accept the taunts of the enemy.
  • 06:09 So many people are beaten into submission,
  • 06:12 and they despair, and they pray up.
  • 06:15 They send their prayers heavenward,
  • 06:17 and I'm all for that and I do that on more than one occasion,
  • 06:20 but what about stand-up guys?
  • 06:23 I believe that we need this David-like leadership today,
  • 06:26 men to stand up and be men as men,
  • 06:29 men to stand up and be men as husbands,
  • 06:32 men to stand up and be men as fathers,
  • 06:36 men to stand up and be men as pillars in their congregations,
  • 06:40 men to be men and stand up for their city,
  • 06:43 for their county, for their state, and for their country.
  • 06:46 I believe that we need biblical leadership that wants to make
  • 06:49 the world better by virtue of their
  • 06:51 participating in the drama.
  • 06:54 David, as a leader, invested his energies with a net result that
  • 06:58 Israel was better because of his plying
  • 07:01 his skill sets within the culture.
  • 07:03 And would that today people caught that vision.
  • 07:06 They wanted to lead.
  • 07:07 They wanted to make the world a better place,
  • 07:09 their family a better place, their congregations a better
  • 07:11 place, and culture on the whole.
  • 07:14 We need to pray up and stand up, now more than ever.
  • 07:17 As we look at the world, let's look at it with biblical eyes
  • 07:21 and come to terms with the fact that we need David-like
  • 07:24 leadership for these Goliath-like times.
  • 07:29 narrator: The Amalekites had just attacked southern Judah and
  • 07:33 destroyed Ziklag; while all the worse,
  • 07:36 they had taken King David's wives,
  • 07:38 as well as the families of those who served him faithfully.
  • 07:42 Only God knew if they were still alive.
  • 07:46 It was a troubling time for the king.
  • 07:50 His men were angry.
  • 07:51 They wanted revenge.
  • 07:54 They wanted the death of their king.
  • 07:57 Yet David's strength remained in the Lord.
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  • 08:07 narrator: The King summoned me asking for the ephod.
  • 08:13 [speaking foreign language]
  • 08:17 narrator: The ephod was a sacred linen garment that was
  • 08:21 worn by the priests on the most holy of occasions.
  • 08:25 On this troubling day, the king would call upon the Lord himself
  • 08:30 and directly appeal for divine intervention.
  • 08:37 He inquired of the Lord, "Shall I pursue the men who attacked?
  • 08:45 Shall I overtake them?"
  • 08:47 [speaking foreign language]
  • 08:52 narrator: And the Lord replied, "Pursue them for
  • 08:56 thou shalt surely overtake them."
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  • 09:13 Jeffrey: Tour buses don't come here.
  • 09:15 Cars don't even get here.
  • 09:17 In fact my 4x4, my off-road vehicle couldn't even get here.
  • 09:24 And where is the here?
  • 09:26 We are at a place that I wasn't planning on taking you to.
  • 09:29 I wasn't planning on being here myself.
  • 09:31 I didn't know about this place a week ago.
  • 09:34 Came here to Israel to shoot a series called
  • 09:36 "The Warrior King" on David.
  • 09:38 Little did I know that in conjunction with our arrival and
  • 09:42 filming, we would have one of the greatest modern discoveries
  • 09:47 in the history of biblical archaeology.
  • 09:51 I know it sounds overstated, but it isn't.
  • 09:55 Articles are appearing on major Israeli
  • 09:58 periodicals, on the Internet.
  • 10:01 Right here, the northeastern hills of Elah, in the ruins
  • 10:06 of Kaifa, we have a fortress that dates back 1000 BC.
  • 10:13 Now, what makes this find striking--and I'm coming
  • 10:16 to you from the middle of it.
  • 10:19 What makes it striking is the fact that right here,
  • 10:24 very recently unearthed, were the oldest Hebrew scripts found
  • 10:30 to date, pre-dating the discovery of the Dead Sea
  • 10:34 Scrolls by almost a millennia.
  • 10:38 And that's striking for a variety of
  • 10:40 reasons, and why is that?
  • 10:42 Because this was a fortress that dates back to the era of David.
  • 10:49 That's significant because we live in a world today where
  • 10:52 there are many revisionist sorts that are trying to rewrite
  • 10:56 history, just as in America.
  • 10:58 "Oh, it wasn't really a Christian country originally."
  • 11:01 You know, they want to rewrite history in order to
  • 11:04 foist their agenda on modernity.
  • 11:07 Similarly in Israel, there are individuals that are looking for
  • 11:11 a disconnect from biblical heritage.
  • 11:13 "Well, there never was a King David," they say.
  • 11:16 Well, it was harder to say it when up north some years ago
  • 11:19 found was an inscription to the house of David right there,
  • 11:23 Tel Dan at the far north.
  • 11:25 And now here in a fortress that dates back to David's day,
  • 11:30 we find Hebrew script.
  • 11:32 And this is interesting in part because the fact that there
  • 11:35 would be a Hebrew fort here, it's an extension fort.
  • 11:38 Arguably, there was there a strong kingdom in Jerusalem and
  • 11:42 this was an outpost here that was established not far from
  • 11:45 where the biblical story played out once upon a time when David
  • 11:49 went against Goliat, Goliath.
  • 11:51 It's a great story.
  • 11:53 Biblical history is interesting and we find that modern
  • 11:56 archaeology, in various ways,
  • 11:59 corroborates the biblical narrative.
  • 12:01 And what's happening here at this site argues to that effect.
  • 12:05 But my purpose here isn't to talk about biblical
  • 12:08 archaeology, fascinating as it is.
  • 12:11 I want to raise the story of David, in part because we
  • 12:15 need to hear from him and learn from him today.
  • 12:19 I'd like you to turn in your Bibles, please, to 1 Samuel.
  • 12:22 There's an interesting story here when things
  • 12:25 weren't going David's way.
  • 12:27 It just so happens in life sometimes culture turns against
  • 12:31 us, circumstance turns against us,
  • 12:34 and we find ourselves being pushed back.
  • 12:36 David was so disconcerted when he discovered that his town was
  • 12:42 overrun, his family was taken captive,
  • 12:44 everything was taken, in fact.
  • 12:46 And people were so mad at him as a leader,
  • 12:48 they were ready to stone him.
  • 12:50 We're told in the Hebrew Bible, chapter 30, verse 6, "Vattetzer
  • 12:55 ledavid me'od," and David was greatly distressed because of
  • 12:59 the defeats that he had experienced just then.
  • 13:03 And people, we're told, were ready to stone him.
  • 13:06 Leadership is very precarious, just like standing here is
  • 13:08 precarious to tell you the God's honest truth.
  • 13:10 Sometimes the winds blow for you, sometimes against you.
  • 13:13 David was on the downside of it all.
  • 13:15 But we're told here in the text, "Vaiyitchazzek David b'Adonai
  • 13:21 Elohav," and David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
  • 13:26 For those of us that want to be good leaders,
  • 13:28 we have to fall back on our knees sometimes because the
  • 13:31 truth of the matter is there are challenges.
  • 13:33 And what happened? David strengthened himself.
  • 13:36 He called for the priest to bring garments.
  • 13:39 He wanted to consult the Lord actually.
  • 13:41 And we're told--just as we read down in verse 8,
  • 13:45 we're told, "Vaiyishal David b'Adonai," and
  • 13:48 David inquired of the Lord.
  • 13:50 He had questions.
  • 13:52 He didn't know how to respond.
  • 13:54 And you know, we live in a world today where we can be beset by
  • 13:57 circumstances that don't seem to be going our way.
  • 14:00 We need to seek the Lord as well.
  • 14:02 The good news that if we do, if we seek him,
  • 14:05 we'll find him and we'll find answers
  • 14:08 for vexing human dilemmas.
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  • 15:30 Now, let's go back to Israel.
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  • 15:40 narrator: The king would be gracious, we were told.
  • 15:42 He would hear our plea.
  • 15:47 And so it was that we were ushered into his golden chamber.
  • 15:51 We had marched in defiance against King David.
  • 15:54 Now here we were, fearing for our lives,
  • 15:58 three kings of neighboring nations bowing before him.
  • 16:01 [speaking foreign language]
  • 16:08 narrator: We never thought it would come to this,
  • 16:11 but better we should appeal for peace and serve him
  • 16:14 then die before his sword.
  • 16:19 The king accepted our plea, giving credit to his God.
  • 16:23 [speaking foreign language]
  • 16:29 narrator: How mighty this God of Israel must be.
  • 16:35 Jeffrey: There's lots of helicopters and jets flying
  • 16:37 around today, and I don't have enough clout to make them stop.
  • 16:41 We're 40 kilometers from the Gaza,
  • 16:44 and that's probably some reason why they're busy out and about
  • 16:46 doing what they're doing.
  • 16:47 And here we are doing what we're doing, visiting a famous
  • 16:51 site in antiquity, an outpost for David's forces right
  • 16:57 at the border with the Pilistine, the Philistines.
  • 17:01 And it's interesting, by the way, that today there's
  • 17:03 problems with individuals that use the name Palestinian.
  • 17:07 And so it is that overhead, individuals are maintaining
  • 17:10 vigilant in the skies, just that from where I'm standing years
  • 17:14 ago, individuals maintained vigilance as well to fight off
  • 17:18 their prevailing darkness.
  • 17:20 And fight we must, by the way, and I mean that in the truest of
  • 17:25 senses, and that is that not all of us bear arms in defense of
  • 17:29 home and hearth, but anyone who names the name of the Lord is
  • 17:33 called to arm up, if you will, to put on a helmet,
  • 17:36 a shield, get out the sword of the Spirit.
  • 17:38 We're vested with the responsibility to contend,
  • 17:42 to stand for principles.
  • 17:44 And in the course of fighting, we should know that it
  • 17:46 doesn't always go our way.
  • 17:48 Sometimes, as David learned on more than one occasion,
  • 17:51 we need to strengthen ourselves in the Lord.
  • 17:54 And by the way, I think this is that sort of time.
  • 17:59 I'm reminded, by the way, when I read 2 Samuel chapter 10,
  • 18:03 David was in involved in a battle royal.
  • 18:06 The end result was that the individuals came
  • 18:09 and did subservience to him.
  • 18:11 He got the better of it, and the kings came and bowed down,
  • 18:14 and you know, peace at last.
  • 18:18 But before that, he had to contend.
  • 18:21 And in chapter 10, verse 12, we have, "Chazak venitchazzak,"
  • 18:27 be of good courage and let us be strong.
  • 18:30 Now friends, that's a word for today.
  • 18:32 He says be that, "Be'ad ammenu," be strong for our people,
  • 18:39 "uvead arei eloheinu," and for the cities of our God.
  • 18:45 At 53 years of age now, I realize that I've
  • 18:48 lived a good part of my life.
  • 18:51 I'm not ready to stick myself in the grave, but I realize
  • 18:53 that the better part of it's in the rearview mirror.
  • 18:56 I plan to finish well.
  • 18:57 I feel in so many ways I'm not just fighting for myself as much
  • 19:01 as for my kids, as much as for future generations.
  • 19:04 I believe that God's people today, we need to be strong.
  • 19:08 We need to be serious.
  • 19:09 We need a revival.
  • 19:11 We need a renewal of energies and enthusiasms
  • 19:15 to do the Lord's bidding.
  • 19:17 It feels like the battle isn't going our way,
  • 19:21 and you know what, in ways, it isn't.
  • 19:23 But, you know, I've seen enough football games to realize that
  • 19:25 the winning team is in a loss at half-time, but it's not over
  • 19:29 until the bell rings at the end of the forth quarter.
  • 19:31 I don't believe its over for America, but I do believe
  • 19:34 that there are a number of challenges now.
  • 19:37 That said, when I read the Bible, I'm reminded
  • 19:39 of the fact that these guys always had struggles,
  • 19:43 and that's the bad news.
  • 19:44 The good news is, again to hark back to Paul's word,
  • 19:47 "Thanks be to God who leads us in triumph."
  • 19:51 I would like your faith to be built up.
  • 19:53 I know mine needs build up as well.
  • 19:56 And here coming from a fort, an outpost of David's empire 3,000
  • 20:03 years ago, I want to encourage you in your faith.
  • 20:07 I believe that we need David-like
  • 20:09 leadership in Goliath-like times.
  • 20:13 Will you stand with me and be that man of God and that woman
  • 20:16 of God, and help our culture return to its biblical moorings?
  • 20:22 David: I'm sure you've heard the saying,
  • 20:24 "You can't have a testimony without a test."
  • 20:27 Well, I know that I've had testing in my life,
  • 20:29 and now I have a testimony.
  • 20:30 And I know that David went through
  • 20:33 some testing in his life.
  • 20:34 Jeffrey: And frankly, who hasn't?
  • 20:37 Whether it's you, you, or you, at the end of the day.
  • 20:41 I think sometimes in church, we make it sound to easy.
  • 20:44 Just believe this doctrine, put money in this plate,
  • 20:46 come to this church, and everything's coming up roses.
  • 20:49 I think if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • 20:53 Kirsten: And it's timing, I mean, it wasn't easy for David.
  • 20:57 I think of--he was anointed young,
  • 20:59 I think about 15 years of age.
  • 21:02 And if I were anointed--I kinda joke about this.
  • 21:04 If I were anointed as queen of America,
  • 21:07 I'd be like, "I'm ready."
  • 21:09 I mean, David knew he was gonna be king,
  • 21:11 but it took a long time.
  • 21:12 Jeffrey: Yeah, but Israel didn't know it.
  • 21:14 You know how long the time was? Thirteen years.
  • 21:16 Talk about an unlucky number.
  • 21:19 Thirteen years on the run.
  • 21:22 It's not easy, as per David's point.
  • 21:26 David had a testimony, he had a test.
  • 21:29 And I'm glad to see him getting some respect,
  • 21:32 you know, these kings coming down and acknowledging him,
  • 21:34 but it was a long and winding road.
  • 21:38 David: Personally, I don't know if I could've lasted that long.
  • 21:41 I don't know if I couldn't made it
  • 21:42 and fought and listened to the Lord speaking.
  • 21:45 Jeffrey: A lot of people get the lights
  • 21:47 punched out from underneath them.
  • 21:49 You probably know in life, we suffer insults.
  • 21:52 I say if God's got a call on our lives,
  • 21:55 well, hell has an assignment against us, and it is not easy.
  • 22:00 It's indeed possible, probable, likely,
  • 22:03 life can be checkered with trials.
  • 22:06 And like David, we need to reach down and find that within us
  • 22:13 that God has put there, and reach up to
  • 22:15 him, and get the better of it.
  • 22:16 At the end of the day, we win.
  • 22:19 But I heard an old saying from mariners,
  • 22:21 "God promised us a safe harbor, but not an easy voyage."
  • 22:26 And we're on the voyage right now.
  • 22:29 Kirsten: And it's the journey, but he's finally getting
  • 22:31 a little bit of recognition for what he's done as a
  • 22:34 warrior, as warrior king, future king.
  • 22:37 Jeffrey: Right, he's coming into his own.
  • 22:39 He still has his challenges.
  • 22:41 It's a pet peeve of mine, by the way.
  • 22:43 I think the males in this culture are kind of inculturated
  • 22:48 to drop that militant, that testosterone-driven,
  • 22:52 that warrior aspect that men need to go out there
  • 22:56 and compete, to find the gold and the girl
  • 22:59 and the glory, you know, success in life.
  • 23:01 It takes a little bit of verve.
  • 23:03 Success in life isn't easy.
  • 23:05 If it was, everyone would have it.
  • 23:07 There's success in a godly life too.
  • 23:09 It takes a little leaning into it.
  • 23:12 Kirsten: Someone else that has leaned into it and is a
  • 23:15 warrior in his own right is our friend Chaim Malespin in Israel.
  • 23:19 Let's hear from him now.
  • 23:29 Chaim Malespin: Here at the magnificent
  • 23:31 World Heritage location, Masada; what history.
  • 23:34 What if we could take a time machine and go back to the times
  • 23:36 of the tragic fall of this Jewish fortress,
  • 23:39 taken over by the Romans?
  • 23:41 Or go back in the time machine to the time of Joshua?
  • 23:43 You know what, we don't have to go back
  • 23:45 in time because we are living in the Bible.
  • 23:49 We are in fulfillment of the restoration promises that God
  • 23:52 prophesied hundreds, thousands of years ago.
  • 23:56 But to go back to this tragic moment is heart-wrenching,
  • 24:00 but I wanna tell you how it was.
  • 24:02 The Romans said, "We wanna crush this Jewish rebellion."
  • 24:04 We want to wipe them off the face of the map.
  • 24:06 We want to change the name of Israel to Philistinia,"
  • 24:09 which Hadrian did in 135 AD.
  • 24:12 What they did here though is they surrounded--Vespasian's
  • 24:15 Mighty Legion, they were called, Legion X, the Tenth Legion.
  • 24:17 They had fought in the Battle of Actium.
  • 24:19 They had fought all over. They had taken Britannia.
  • 24:21 They had come here and said, "We will crush the last
  • 24:24 remaining of the Jewish people."
  • 24:26 And they surrounded this place, couldn't take it.
  • 24:28 For two years almost, the Jewish people held out and they said,
  • 24:31 "We will live, and we may die, but we will remain free."
  • 24:36 They ended up building a ramp behind,
  • 24:38 and with battering rams, volleys of flaming arrows,
  • 24:40 even catapults with heavy stones--these are war machines
  • 24:44 that were never used before until now--broke through.
  • 24:46 And the Jewish people said, "We will die a free people,"
  • 24:49 and they ended up killing one another.
  • 24:51 The last person fell upon his own sword and died.
  • 24:53 But that wasn't the end of the Jewish people, was it?
  • 24:56 God's Word, as he prophesied it all over the prophets,
  • 25:00 said they would return from
  • 25:01 the north, the south, the east, and the west.
  • 25:03 The desert would bloom once again.
  • 25:05 We would plant our vineyards.
  • 25:06 And aliyah is what I did.
  • 25:08 And I do feel, as a soldier, as a master sergeant in the combat
  • 25:12 engineers, what we do is we actually march
  • 25:16 90 kilometers, and to get our beret, to finish the grand
  • 25:19 finale of our training, we climb a mountain.
  • 25:21 Some units used to climb this mountain as well
  • 25:24 and get their beret and defend the defenseless
  • 25:26 here in the land of Israel.
  • 25:28 Let's stand together for restoration.
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  • 26:29 Jeffrey: Sister Aretha Franklin sang that
  • 26:32 she couldn't get no respect.
  • 26:35 Took awhile for King David to get it,
  • 26:38 and I'm glad to see him coming into his own.
  • 26:41 Next week, we'll follow that journey where
  • 26:43 David is in fact celebrated.
  • 26:45 It's not easy, but at least the world is recognizing
  • 26:49 the call of God on his life.
  • 26:51 Kirsten: Right, and sometimes it takes forever.
  • 26:53 Gotta wait it out.
  • 26:54 David: Celebration, a little happier than maybe this week.
  • 26:56 Jeffrey: Yeah, a little more upbeat.
  • 26:58 It's nice to get the recognition that's due.
  • 27:01 I mean, you gotta earn it.
  • 27:02 It's called stolen honor if you want glory
  • 27:05 without going through the gory.
  • 27:06 But that's not the way we roll.
  • 27:08 But that's next week.
  • 27:10 Thank you for going on the journey with us week after week.
  • 27:14 And as you go now, sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Call
  2. David and Saul
  3. Family
  4. Wars
  5. Celebrated Warrior King
  6. A Messianic Proto-type
  7. Israel's Sweet Psalmist
  8. Messiah

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