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Episode: “Celebrated Warrior King”
Though anointed by God for kingship, David spent 13 years running from Saul before ascending to the throne himself. As we hear the story of David’s rise to power over all Israel, Jeff fleshes out its 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): “Celebrated Warrior King” (5/8)

  • 00:01 David Hart: Is there someone
  • 00:03 in your life that you're running from, maybe even avoiding like a plague?
  • 00:05 King David had that same story.
  • 00:08 Let's hear about that now on "Zola Levitt Presents."
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  • 00:59 David: Thank you for joining us on "Zola Levitt Presents,"
  • 01:01 I'm David Hart.
  • 01:02 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 01:04 Dr. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:05 David: Well, today we are celebrating David's journey as
  • 01:08 he started as a warrior and ended up as a king.
  • 01:12 I don't believe that that was an overnight deal.
  • 01:15 Jeffrey: No, it took him a while to get comfortable
  • 01:17 in the saddle, you know.
  • 01:18 There was a struggle.
  • 01:20 I think of this, I'm 63, you know, and I'm just now starting
  • 01:22 to get a little comfortable in life, you know.
  • 01:25 You gotta duke it out a lot of times, it just isn't easy.
  • 01:28 There's a lot of struggle, and David went through it.
  • 01:31 Kirsten: Right, and it's the journey, we're all on a journey.
  • 01:33 Jeffrey: It really is, and just because you get a little
  • 01:35 religion doesn't mean you don't have to deal
  • 01:36 with all that stuff.
  • 01:38 People market religion as come to this church and it's all
  • 01:40 gonna be good.
  • 01:41 Well, David never made his way to that church, because he had
  • 01:43 to struggle, but God is good, led him through it,
  • 01:46 worked out great.
  • 01:48 Kirsten: As we all do.
  • 01:49 Now, let's go see more of David's journey and then some
  • 01:52 more teaching from Dr. Seif in Israel.
  • 01:57 male narrator: I was among the leaders of the tribes of
  • 01:59 Israel that day, when we gathered in Hebron.
  • 02:04 King Saul was dead, having taken his own life on the battlefield.
  • 02:09 We had assembled at this place to anoint David as our new king.
  • 02:15 David had proven himself to be a worthy leader
  • 02:18 and a mighty warrior.
  • 02:21 The covenant he shared with us that day assured us that
  • 02:25 the Lord would continue to be our source for the days ahead.
  • 02:30 He pledged his devotion and we promised the same in return.
  • 02:36 In the anointing of David, we witnessed the birth of
  • 02:42 a new kingdom.
  • 02:44 A kingdom which we prayed would never pass away.
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  • 03:15 Jeffrey: I'm coming to you from the city of David at the
  • 03:18 southern part of what's known as the temple complex.
  • 03:22 Today lie these ruins that have been here for centuries.
  • 03:27 Some decades ago, they began to be unearthed.
  • 03:30 Kathleen Kenyon, a famous archeologist, put her axe into
  • 03:36 the soil here, as have others, to try and reconstruct David's
  • 03:41 palace, and I'm coming to you, yes, from the acropolis, the
  • 03:45 very place, if you can imagine that.
  • 03:48 It's one of the benefits of teaching here from Israel, where
  • 03:52 we don't just tell the Bible story, we can give individuals
  • 03:54 a window into it.
  • 03:56 And what a story this is.
  • 03:59 I wonder what David would have felt like, frankly.
  • 04:02 He'd been on the run from Saul for the better part of 13 years,
  • 04:06 if you can imagine that.
  • 04:07 It's been a long time since Shmuel showed up and anointed
  • 04:11 him, called him out from his father, set him up in the midst
  • 04:17 of his brothers and said that you have an appointment
  • 04:20 with destiny.
  • 04:22 I don't think it got to David's head, because he wasn't walking
  • 04:24 around like royalty afterward, in fact, he was teased and
  • 04:29 pushed around by his brothers, and disrespected in the family,
  • 04:32 and not only that, he wound up after-- you know the story of
  • 04:36 David and Goliath.
  • 04:37 After all that, he winds up being on the run from Saul, so
  • 04:40 just because he was anointed by that prophet didn't mean that
  • 04:43 he was going to profit from it anytime soon.
  • 04:46 But it seems the case that God does have his appointments for
  • 04:50 people, and if you can imagine the better part of 13 years
  • 04:53 after he was busy taking flight from Saul, actually 13 years on
  • 05:00 the run, finally this man comes into his destiny, at least the
  • 05:04 first step of it, when elders gathered together at Hebron
  • 05:10 and they appoint David as king, they anoint him.
  • 05:13 This story is told in 2 Samuel chapter 5,
  • 05:18 and it reads like this.
  • 05:21 "All the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King
  • 05:25 David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord.
  • 05:30 And they anointed David king over Israel."
  • 05:35 This actually came to him in stages.
  • 05:38 In fact, David's life came to him in stages, and we're told
  • 05:41 here that first at Hebron, where he's going to administrate from
  • 05:45 for a number of years, that the zaqen, the elders, the word
  • 05:50 elder, zaqen in Hebrew is bearded one, and what happens
  • 05:55 is, is those with smarts, they realized they'd come to terms
  • 05:59 with who this man is, and they're acknowledging him,
  • 06:02 and David is anointed.
  • 06:04 And we see that he comes into his kingdom in stages.
  • 06:07 I think this is a good point to underscore the fact that a lot
  • 06:12 of times, people come into their victories in stages.
  • 06:17 This is important to underscore in a world where we microwave
  • 06:23 everything, we want it immediately.
  • 06:25 Instant happiness, instant fortune, instant success in
  • 06:29 life, that we wanna believe God's promises for our life, and
  • 06:33 we want it instantly.
  • 06:35 The problem with that is, in reality, it's
  • 06:38 just not like that.
  • 06:40 You might find a church that'll blow stardust in your face and
  • 06:44 tell you that success in life is yours just for sitting in the
  • 06:47 pew for a couple weeks and putting your money in the
  • 06:49 offering plate, but I think that's overly simplistic,
  • 06:52 personally, and to my way of thinking, if something sounds
  • 06:54 too good to be true, it probably is.
  • 06:57 When we look at the story of David, we learn of a man who had
  • 07:00 many trials on the way to the top.
  • 07:03 And here I am not at the top, but close to the top, as I'm
  • 07:07 making my way up this little mount here that takes me up to
  • 07:12 where the Temple Mount is, and this is the place, actually,
  • 07:15 where David later on is going to make his name known through his
  • 07:20 capital city here in Jerusalem.
  • 07:22 And again, as we look into David's world, and we've been
  • 07:26 doing that generally, but particularly in this program,
  • 07:29 we're beginning by looking at his anointing, and then we'll
  • 07:33 finish up by looking at David's excitement when the arc was
  • 07:37 brought into his city.
  • 07:39 He was just so ecstatic, because David had a lot of challenges in
  • 07:44 his life, but he learned through it all that if he would follow
  • 07:48 the Lord, the Lord would lead him on successfully.
  • 07:51 Like Paul said, "Thanks be to God who always leads us in
  • 07:54 triumph," and I'm reminded of that here as I stand in
  • 07:58 the ancient city of David.
  • 08:03 male narrator: It was cold,
  • 08:05 and dark, and foreboding, but the king assured
  • 08:08 us that the secret to taking Jerusalem would be through
  • 08:11 this water passage under the city.
  • 08:14 In defiance, the Jebusites had stationed their blind and lame
  • 08:17 around the city, little suspecting
  • 08:20 an underground attack.
  • 08:22 But King David was shrewd, a brave warrior who listened to
  • 08:26 the Lord for direction.
  • 08:29 We took the stronghold of Zion that day, and it became the city
  • 08:32 of David, where the king would rule for 33 years.
  • 08:42 Jeffrey: Almost directly beneath me, here in the city of
  • 08:45 David, is a very famous tunnel, one that David remembered his
  • 08:50 entire life, because, you know, after he was anointed king
  • 08:54 at Hebron, it came to him to contend for the city
  • 08:59 of Jerusalem.
  • 09:01 We're told in this chapter that I began reading in the previous
  • 09:05 segment, verse 6 and on, that David wanted Jerusalem, and
  • 09:10 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 09:12 or the Jebusites, taunted him, saying,
  • 09:15 "This dog will never be able to enter into our stronghold."
  • 09:19 They had the high place, and well fortified, but the Lord
  • 09:23 gave David a strategy, not just a vision.
  • 09:27 He had a vision for a capital city, and after taking it, by
  • 09:31 the way, we're told that the Lord made his name great.
  • 09:35 Actually, it's the way this little section finishes up
  • 09:38 in verse 10.
  • 09:40 "So David went on to became great there from his
  • 09:42 capital city."
  • 09:44 But the Lord didn't just give him a vision, he gave him a
  • 09:46 strategy for accomplishing it, and why is that?
  • 09:50 Because the road to success in life is marked with many perils.
  • 09:55 It seems that success doesn't just open up to us magically.
  • 09:59 I know you may well find a church with someplace to sit,
  • 10:03 and a preacher will say, "Listen, just believe this
  • 10:06 doctrine, and sit here, and, you know, put your money in
  • 10:08 the offering plate, and presto, life's just gonna come up
  • 10:13 for you good."
  • 10:14 Well, I do believe that God has a good plan for our life, to be
  • 10:17 sure, but coming here from the city of David, coming here from
  • 10:24 just atop the tunnel that his men went into to fight, I wanna
  • 10:30 tell you that while God has a good plan for us, it still is
  • 10:33 incumbent upon us to content for it.
  • 10:37 If we wanna be David-like leaders, it seems to me that
  • 10:42 especially, by the way, in the day and time in which we live, I
  • 10:46 believe that godly people need to recover that contending,
  • 10:51 and why is that?
  • 10:52 Because we have work to do.
  • 10:55 My concern is, frankly, that Christian faith and virtue
  • 10:59 is getting away from us.
  • 11:01 I believe that our government is getting away from us.
  • 11:05 I believe that family values are getting away from us.
  • 11:09 I believe that personal righteousness is getting away
  • 11:11 from us, and we need to have that militant edge be given to
  • 11:17 contending for our destiny in God.
  • 11:20 I believe those that are thus minded can enjoy good success by
  • 11:24 virtue of their being armed with that particular disposition.
  • 11:28 In any case here, we're looking at a story where David tells his
  • 11:30 men, "Let's arm up and go for it, guys."
  • 11:32 There's a vision and there's a strategy.
  • 11:34 He says in verse 7, well, in verse 6 at the end, they said,
  • 11:38 "David can't come here," but David, on the other hand,
  • 11:41 "Took the stronghold of Zion," we're told.
  • 11:44 He took it, he seized it.
  • 11:47 "David said on that day, 'Whoever climbs up by the way of
  • 11:50 the water shaft,'" just beneath me here, "And defeats them,"
  • 11:54 well, this is where command is.
  • 11:57 Success in life, we're told in the text, is gonna go to
  • 12:00 those who contend for it.
  • 12:02 Now, I want you to hear me on this, please.
  • 12:05 I believe that in America we have it way too easy, and many
  • 12:08 of us are way too spoiled.
  • 12:11 We think we're entitled to success in life.
  • 12:14 David didn't just give away commands in his army, it went to
  • 12:18 the brave, it went to the courageous, it went to those
  • 12:22 that wanted to serve him, and who by dint of determination,
  • 12:27 they armed up for the struggle, they took some risks in order to
  • 12:31 accomplish it, and God was with them, and David honored that,
  • 12:38 why is that?
  • 12:39 Because fundamentally he was that, and what's that?
  • 12:42 An entrepreneurial spirit, a winning attitude, someone that
  • 12:47 wants to believe God and go for it, to stand for something,
  • 12:50 to go against something, to contend, to press in,
  • 12:55 where is that?
  • 12:57 By the way, I believe that we need that now more than ever.
  • 13:04 The males in our culture are enculturated into being
  • 13:07 effeminate, worriers not warriors.
  • 13:10 We need to have that believing, going for it, that dogged
  • 13:14 determination to believe God for a great future, to serve,
  • 13:19 to carve out space in this world.
  • 13:22 I'm of the ilk that still believes, even in a difficult
  • 13:26 Goliath-like world, I believe that David-like folk can have
  • 13:30 success in life, and I'm reminded of that as I sit in
  • 13:34 this historic place, made famous because of the bravery and
  • 13:38 courage of David and his men many thousands of years ago.
  • 13:52 male announcer: Our resource this week, the Hebrew Names
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  • 13:59 each with Old and New Testament connections on the back,
  • 14:03 with Scripture and beautifully-written devotionals.
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  • 14:09 discussion, or as a beautiful gift for your friend or pastor.
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  • 14:22 Jeffrey: Forty years, that's how long this program has been
  • 14:27 on the air.
  • 14:29 Forty years, in an industry where a lot of programs don't
  • 14:35 make it for four seasons, never mind forty years.
  • 14:41 When you add to that the fact that the founder of the program
  • 14:44 has been gone for quite some time, when it's "Zola Levitt
  • 14:50 Presents," who's no longer presenting, the fact that we
  • 14:55 exist is a testimony to God's grace and God's grace
  • 15:01 working through you.
  • 15:05 It's because you care about looking at the good news through
  • 15:09 the eyes of the Jews.
  • 15:11 It's because you care about these picturesque, dramatic
  • 15:15 reenactments that take you back to these Biblical moments, and
  • 15:20 not only do you see it and feel it, but then you hear about it
  • 15:25 in a way that comports with the host culture,
  • 15:27 the Jewish culture.
  • 15:28 And it's not just you that see it.
  • 15:31 You might give a dollar for it, and thank you for that,
  • 15:34 and please continue to do it, because we really,
  • 15:37 really need it.
  • 15:39 But for every one of you that gives us a holler, many don't
  • 15:42 give us a dollar, they just view the program, and I'm glad for
  • 15:44 that, but I want to thank you for your concern for us, for
  • 15:50 your participating in the miracle that is
  • 15:54 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 16:01 female narrator: The city of David was a fitting place
  • 16:03 for a king, but the crown jewel was missing.
  • 16:07 David's desire was that the very presence of God be brought to
  • 16:10 his city, and so it was that we were among those appointed
  • 16:14 to escort the golden Arc of the Covenant to Jerusalem.
  • 16:23 Our delight that day was in the Lord.
  • 16:26 As David danced through the streets of Jerusalem,
  • 16:28 our hearts leaped for joy.
  • 16:31 Jerusalem had become a city of the living God.
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  • 16:58 Jeffrey: He didn't do a very good job of containing himself
  • 17:01 now, did he?
  • 17:02 He invoked the ire of his wife who thought he was playing
  • 17:05 the fool in front of the masses, and why is that?
  • 17:08 It's because David was so very ecstatic when the arc
  • 17:12 was brought into the city.
  • 17:15 He was beside himself, and the reason is, is because he knew
  • 17:19 that it was the Lord who placed him where he was.
  • 17:23 He credited the Lord with his success.
  • 17:25 The Lord gave him favor, with a net result he was able to carve
  • 17:30 out a kingdom.
  • 17:32 And here we are right now in the place where he made his name
  • 17:37 to dwell, here in the city of David.
  • 17:40 This is just one little corner of a big archeological site.
  • 17:46 Friends, I'm coming to you from the palace of David,
  • 17:52 if you can imagine that.
  • 17:54 Oh, the place is abuzz with activity, the site itself.
  • 17:58 Now, tourists can't come right here, we're beneath
  • 18:02 the scaffolding.
  • 18:04 We got permission to come and take you where people don't
  • 18:07 venture to go, but that's a "Zola Levitt" trademark,
  • 18:10 isn't it?
  • 18:12 We have a cistern over here, various store rooms, restrooms,
  • 18:18 bedrooms, living rooms, closets, whatever.
  • 18:22 Whatever the stuff of a palace is made of, David's palace in
  • 18:26 particular, here we are.
  • 18:30 I'd like you to turn in your Bibles, please, to give you
  • 18:33 a Biblical address.
  • 18:35 Usually, homes have an address, well, there's a Biblical address
  • 18:40 attached to the story for today in 2 Samuel chapter 6 verse 14.
  • 18:47 "David danced before the Lord with all his might."
  • 18:52 David was wearing a linen ephod, we're told.
  • 18:56 "Now as the arc of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal,
  • 19:02 Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw David leaping
  • 19:05 and whirling before the Lord, and she despised him
  • 19:10 in her heart."
  • 19:13 Let me speak to you about this for a second.
  • 19:14 It seems to me that David wasn't just the kind of guy whose wife
  • 19:18 drug him to church on Sundays.
  • 19:21 Well, it wasn't a church back then, it's not like his wife is
  • 19:24 nudging him, you know.
  • 19:25 You know, usually, it's, you know, the lady of the house
  • 19:27 that's religious and the guy just kind of gets shooed along
  • 19:29 for the sake of the kids or whatever.
  • 19:32 No, this is a guy who really is thrilled.
  • 19:36 David seems to be experiencing an ecstatic moment here.
  • 19:42 There's abandon, he doesn't really care what his wife
  • 19:44 thinks, what people think, he's just so excited,
  • 19:48 and why is that?
  • 19:49 Because David, more than anyone, credits God with his
  • 19:54 success in life.
  • 19:56 Now, I want you to hear me on this, please, that, you know,
  • 19:59 for some people it's just a religious tradition, but I
  • 20:01 believe that if we'll walk with God, it's not an easy road,
  • 20:06 and it's not a quick road, but you're gonna be better off in
  • 20:09 life if you walk with him than if you disregard him and just,
  • 20:14 you know, break out your own machete and carve a path through
  • 20:17 the wilderness of this world.
  • 20:19 David learned that.
  • 20:21 We began this program that reminding though he had his
  • 20:23 challenges, first with Goliath, well, first with his family that
  • 20:27 didn't believe in him, and then Goliath, and his brothers were
  • 20:30 taunting him out there in the field, and then he runs from
  • 20:34 Saul, if you can imagine that.
  • 20:36 Thirteen years on the run, but you know what?
  • 20:38 God used the experience to build him up.
  • 20:41 Now, I want you to hear me.
  • 20:42 I believe that we have a God who leads us in triumph, and I
  • 20:46 believe that the males of our species need to recover that
  • 20:50 kind of triumphalism, that believing God for great things,
  • 20:54 and I want you to know that if we'll put God first, there's a
  • 20:57 verse that Yeshua said, that if we'd, "Seek first God's kingdom
  • 21:03 and his righteousness," then other things would be
  • 21:06 added unto us.
  • 21:08 Here in the city of David that was carved out many years ago,
  • 21:11 I'm reminded of the fact that this God who is the same today,
  • 21:15 yesterday, and forever, wants to make a name for anyone who
  • 21:19 wants to cast their name among his disciples.
  • 21:22 And why don't you do that?
  • 21:24 I believe that we live in Goliath-like times, but
  • 21:27 David-like men and women who stand up, who contend, I believe
  • 21:31 that we can expect good things from God, even in a world where
  • 21:35 good news is in high demand but short supply.
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  • 21:50 David: Some of you know that I grew up in a pastor's home,
  • 21:52 and I remember as a child in our conservative denomination,
  • 21:56 one Wednesday night, we had testimony time, and we were
  • 22:00 singing our worship, and I remember one of our saints
  • 22:03 standing in the aisle with his hands raised, almost like he was
  • 22:08 dancing, and I don't know why, but as a child, I thought
  • 22:11 that he was odd.
  • 22:14 I don't know where that came from.
  • 22:16 Now, when I worship, I focus on those people
  • 22:19 who love to worship.
  • 22:22 Whether they're going through struggles in their lives,
  • 22:25 like David did, or like us right now where all seems to be good,
  • 22:29 worshiping the Lord.
  • 22:31 I love that.
  • 22:32 Jeffrey: There is a sense in which David just takes leave
  • 22:35 of the moment to enter into God's presence, and others are
  • 22:38 embarrassed by his doing so, even his own wife.
  • 22:40 Kirsten: That's very interesting,
  • 22:42 the embarrassment, right?
  • 22:44 Embarrassed because someone is worshiping the Lord, that's sad.
  • 22:49 Jeffrey: Well, someone is so touched when you think
  • 22:51 about contrasting sad and glad.
  • 22:54 What kind of person--I mean, the word worship comes from a word
  • 22:57 meaning a ship of worth.
  • 22:59 That is to say who cares about what others think?
  • 23:01 I find value in this.
  • 23:04 And people that are just enculturated into being
  • 23:07 religious don't get it.
  • 23:08 Yeah, a little church on Sunday is good, but they don't
  • 23:10 understand someone that's really been impacted, deeply.
  • 23:14 David: Some people think that the focus is on them if they
  • 23:18 raise a hand, or if they even dance in the aisle and worship,
  • 23:22 but no, the focus is on the Lord and the joy that they have
  • 23:25 in their lives.
  • 23:27 Kirsten: Right, the true joy, when it's out of a pure heart,
  • 23:29 and that's what David was.
  • 23:31 He was a man after God's own heart, and how David rejoiced
  • 23:34 when that arc was brought back into Jerusalem.
  • 23:37 Jeffrey: Yes, and our viewers rejoice, too.
  • 23:40 David: Yes, I love this theme, more on that.
  • 23:43 We'll be right back.
  • 23:47 male announcer: "For the Lord thy God bringeth thee
  • 23:49 into a good land.
  • 23:52 A land of fig trees and pomegranates.
  • 23:56 A land of olive oil and honey.
  • 23:58 Arise, walk through the land, for all the land which thou
  • 24:04 seeth, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever."
  • 24:12 Worship in the shadows of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • 24:17 Behold the land of the covenant.
  • 24:26 David: So many of our friends have asked what's your favorite
  • 24:28 thing about going on a Zola Levitt tour?
  • 24:31 And I've gotta say, after thinking and contemplating, one
  • 24:35 of the things that we love is watching our pilgrims, we call,
  • 24:39 or our guests experience every place we go in Israel.
  • 24:43 Kirsten: There's nothing like it.
  • 24:45 I promise you, it will change your life.
  • 24:47 We go two times a year, and in the fall, you can add on Greece,
  • 24:51 you can go to land Greece and a Greek cruise
  • 24:54 which is spectacular.
  • 24:56 Levitt.com, click on the tour page, and you'll find out
  • 24:59 all kinds of information.
  • 25:01 Now, let's go to another of our favorite places up in the
  • 25:04 Galilee to hear from our friend, Chaim Malespin.
  • 25:09 ♪♪♪
  • 25:17 Chaim Malespin: Some people ask me what's the difference
  • 25:19 between the secular viewpoint and the ultra-orthodox viewpoint
  • 25:22 of our Temple Mount?
  • 25:25 You know, where Haram Al Sharif is?
  • 25:27 Well, you know, in the Six-Day War in 1967, we were able,
  • 25:30 before that, to visit freely the Temple Mount, understanding that
  • 25:34 it's administered by the Jordanian Waqf, but only Muslims
  • 25:37 were allowed to pray there.
  • 25:39 Even Moshe Dayan said that only Muslims should pray
  • 25:42 on the Temple Mount.
  • 25:43 Well, the truth be told, that's not what the Bible says, so
  • 25:45 those who read the Bible suddenly have a different
  • 25:47 viewpoint of the Temple Mount.
  • 25:49 And even this new synagogue, which is inaugurated under the
  • 25:52 Temple Mount, is a true depiction of the mindset of the
  • 25:57 religious, those who read the Bible.
  • 26:00 They say yes, we should be able to pray at the holiest site to
  • 26:03 the Jewish people in the world, which is not a holy site
  • 26:07 to the Muslims.
  • 26:08 I wanna say that God's will will be done.
  • 26:10 Let's put aside the politics and the religion and focus on the
  • 26:13 God of Israel and what he would wish to have on his
  • 26:16 Temple Mount.
  • 26:23 Jeffrey: We live in Goliath-like times, do we not?
  • 26:27 As a world, as a nation, and even as individuals.
  • 26:31 That's the bad news.
  • 26:34 The good news is that we have God and we can be David-like,
  • 26:37 yes, David?
  • 26:39 David: Yes.
  • 26:40 Kirsten: Full of joy, like you.
  • 26:42 David: Full of worship.
  • 26:43 Kirsten: Yes, and that's what we're talking about today.
  • 26:45 King David worshiped joyously in Goliath-like times when he
  • 26:50 brought the arc to Jerusalem, good news.
  • 26:55 Jeffrey: Yes, David believed that there was an ultimate
  • 26:57 victory in human experience because of God who came into
  • 27:02 this world, and that God came into the world with human
  • 27:05 experience in sending his Son to people like me and you.
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  • 27:12 As you go now, [speaking in Hebrew].
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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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