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Series: “The Warrior King”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
The Warrior King tells the story of King David’s time; but it is also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. In this eight-part series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif speaks to that need. Dramatic re-enactments—shot on location in Israel—complement the teachings in this series.
Episode: “A Messianic Proto-type”
The New Testament refers to Jesus as the “Son of David”—with good reason. We examine how the Old Testament predicted a coming Davidic Son.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King: “A Messianic Proto-type” (6/8)

  • 00:53 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU,
  • 00:56 JEFFREY SEIF HERE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA PRESENTS.
  • 01:03 AND HERE WE'RE GOING TO ONE OF THE MOST FANTASTIC FINDS IN MODERN ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 01:09 SOME YEARS AGO THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE UNEARTHED
  • 01:14 AND THEREIN WE FOUND A COPY OF THE BOOK OF ISAIAH,
  • 01:17 ISAIAH WHO SPOKE ABOUT A COMING MESSIAH FROM THE LINE OF DAVID.
  • 01:22 OFF WE GO...
  • 01:23 YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT!
  • 01:28 IT WAS THE 8TH CENTURY B.C.
  • 01:31 THE PROPHET ISAIAH WAS TROUBLED BECAUSE THE KINGDOM HAD BECOME DEFILED BY GODLESS RULERS.
  • 01:37 SURROUNDED BY THE RUTHLESS AND THE WICKED HE HAS A VISION OF A BETTER DAY.
  • 01:44 HE WRITES OF A COMING DAVID-LIKE KING.
  • 01:47 "AND THERE SHALL COME FORTH A ROD OUT OF THE STEM OF JESSE AND A BRANCH OUT OF HIS ROOTS"
  • 01:55 "AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM,"
  • 01:59 "THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING,"
  • 02:03 "THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT,"
  • 02:06 "THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD."
  • 02:21 YOU ARE LOOKING AT ONE OF THE MOST FANTASTIC FINDS IN BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY.
  • 02:31 IN THE 40'S A BEDOUIN DISCOVERED SCROLLS THAT HIT THE WORLD BY STORM
  • 02:37 AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT A FACSIMILE HERE.
  • 02:40 ACTUALLY I AM IN THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK.
  • 02:44 AND HERE WE ARE LOOKING AT AN ANCIENT BOOK, THE BOOK OF ISAIAH.
  • 02:49 COPIED BY THE SECTARIES AT QUMRAN MANY YEARS AGO.
  • 02:54 ISAIAH WAS A FASCINATING PERSONALITY
  • 02:58 AND HE'S WORTH CONSIDERING WHEN WE CONSIDER (SPEAKING HEBREW) DAVID THE KING OF ISRAEL.
  • 03:07 THOUGH ISAIAH HIMSELF WASN'T PART OF DAVID'S ADMINISTRATION, ACTUALLY HE WISHED HE WAS.
  • 03:13 AND THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE ISAIAH MADE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA
  • 03:19 DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF UZZIAH, A KING WHO STARTED OFF GOOD ENOUGH,
  • 03:25 BUT A KING WHO WENT BAD, HE WENT SOUTH.
  • 03:31 ISAIAH SAW HIS DEMISE AND IT'S RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF KINGS AND THE BOOK OF CHRONICLES.
  • 03:37 NOT ONLY IS IT RECORDED
  • 03:39 BUT IT SAID AS MUCH THAT ISAIAH WAS THE HISTORIAN THAT TALKED ABOUT THE DEMISE OF JUDAH UNDER UZZIAH'S ADMINISTRATION.
  • 03:48 AND IT'S PERHAPS FOR THAT REASON WHEN ISAIAH BEGAN HIS PROPHETIC ADMINISTRATION HE SPOKE TO THE PATHETIC FIRST.
  • 03:58 YOU CAN'T READ THE FIRST FIVE CHAPTERS OF ISAIAH
  • 04:02 WITHOUT YOUR TOES CURLING IN YOUR SHOES
  • 04:05 WHEN YOU HEAR HIS HARSH INVECTIVE, HIS DIATRIBE.
  • 04:10 HOW THAT PROPHET GAVE VOICE TO A WORLD GONE BAD.
  • 04:15 PRIESTS; THE RELIGIOUS, THE SECULAR, EVERYONE WHO WAS ANYONE WAS ON THE TAKE.
  • 04:22 AND AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THAT DRACONIAN INTRODUCTION, THE 11TH CHAPTER, HOWEVER,
  • 04:26 AS WE SEE HERE ISAIAH SPOKE OF A COMING KING, A DAVID-LIKE KING.
  • 04:33 WE'RE TOLD IN CHAPTER 11;
  • 04:43 REMEMBER THAT JESSE WAS DAVID'S FATHER AND THE DAVIDIC HOUSE IN EFFECT WAS CUT DOWN,
  • 04:49 BUT THERE WILL EMERGE FROM IT A RIGHTEOUS BRANCH,
  • 04:53 A RIGHTEOUS ONE; A MASHIACH, A MESSIANIC CHARACTER.
  • 04:57 WE'RE TOLD HERE;
  • 04:59 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:11 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:13 THE FEAR OF THE LORD DOESN'T SPEAK OF TREPIDATION AND PANIC AS MUCH AS IT DOES OF RESPECT.
  • 05:18 AND BECAUSE HE RESPECTS THE LORD, HE RESPECTS OTHERS.
  • 05:23 ISAIAH WAS CHAGRINNED.
  • 05:24 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 05:26 BECAUSE THE KINGDOM WAS VITIATED, IT WAS DEFILED BENEATH THE HANDS OF GODLESS RULERS.
  • 05:31 HE SAYS IN CHAPTER 10 VERSE 2;
  • 05:43 HE GOES ON IN THE 10TH CHAPTER; VERSES 2 AND 12,
  • 05:46 HE SAYS THAT PEOPLE ARE ROBBED OF THEIR TREASURIES.
  • 05:48 AGAIN LIKE OUR WORLD WHERE THE WICKED TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WEAKER.
  • 05:53 ISAIAH SEES A DAVIDIC-LIKE LEADER WHO REEMERGES EVEN CENTURIES AFTER DAVID.
  • 06:00 AND THIS IS THIS MESSIANIC PERSONALITY.
  • 06:03 WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT HIS DELIGHT WILL BE IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD
  • 06:06 AND HE WILL RULE WITH JUSTICE AND EQUITY AND FAIRNESS AND GOODNESS.
  • 06:10 NOW LISTEN TO ME, WE NEED THAT KIND OF GODLY LEADERSHIP IN OUR GODLESS WORLD AND I AM CONCERNED PERSONALLY.
  • 06:21 I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK FOR IN LEADERSHIP BE IT CIVIL OR RELIGIOUS.
  • 06:26 BUT PERSONALLY INDIVIDUALS THAT RESONATE WITH JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHICS REALLY MATTER TO ME
  • 06:33 AND WHEN I DON'T SEE THAT I AM GRAVELY CONCERNED.
  • 06:38 ISAIAH POINTED TO THE DAY WHEN SOMEONE WOULD EMERGE LIKENED UNTO DAVID.
  • 06:45 AND THIS REFLECTS THE FACT THAT AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT THE MEMORY OF DAVID IS ALIVE
  • 06:50 AND MAY THE MEMORY BE ALIVE IN OUR DAY.
  • 06:53 AS WE'RE WITH SOME MEASURED ANXIETY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE,
  • 06:57 MAY IT BE YOUR PRAYER WITH MINE THAT GODLY PEOPLE WIELD INFLUENCE IN OUR CULTURE
  • 07:04 TO THE END THAT WE MAY BE BETTER BY VIRTUE OF THEIR SO DOING.
  • 07:12 AND THE LORD SAID, "WOE TO THE SHEPHERD WHO DESTROYS"
  • 07:15 "AND SCATTERS THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE."
  • 07:18 THEREFORE THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AGAINST THE SHEPHERD WHO FEEDS MY PEOPLE;
  • 07:24 "YOU HAVE SCATTERED MY FLOCK, DRIVEN THEM AWAY, AND NOT ATTENDED TO THEM,"
  • 07:29 "BEHOLD I WILL ATTEND TO YOU FOR THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAYS THE LORD."
  • 07:40 BEHIND ME IS A SCALED VERSION OF THE CITY OF DAVID IN YERUSHALAYIM, IN JERUSALEM.
  • 07:48 ACTUALLY HERE IN MODERN ISRAEL FOLKS SPENT A SMALL FORTUNE TO RECONSTRUCT THAT
  • 07:53 AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 07:54 I'M TOLD BY A FRIEND, ELIA SIDES,
  • 07:56 THAT THIS SITE IS ALONG WITH MASADA ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTED SITES
  • 08:02 THAT PILGRIMS WANNA CHECK INTO WHEN THEY VISIT ISRAEL AND THEY'RE EXCITED TO SEE IT.
  • 08:07 JEREMIAH, HOWEVER, LOOKED AT THIS PORTION OF THE CITY AND HE WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
  • 08:12 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 08:14 WELL HE SAYS IN THE 23RD CHAPTER OF HIS OWN BOOK, JEREMIAH'S ON RECORD SAYING,
  • 08:26 JEREMIAH SAW DESTRUCTION COMING UPON THE CITY OF DAVID.
  • 08:29 YERUSHALAYIM WAS GONNA TAKE A HIT BY THE BABYLONIANS.
  • 08:34 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 08:35 BECAUSE JEREMIAH SAYS THE PRIESTS WERE VITIATED, DEFILED,
  • 08:39 THE SECULAR RULERS WERE DEFILED AS WELL.
  • 08:44 IN SO MANY WAYS IT WAS A WORLD LIKE OUR OWN.
  • 08:47 THAT IS TO SAY THERE'S THE PRETENSE OF RELIGION AND VIRTUE,
  • 08:51 BUT THE WORLD HAD LONG SINCE ABANDONED BIBLICAL ETHICS.
  • 08:55 AND SO IT IS, JEREMIAH WENT ON RECORD SAYING THAT THE SHEEP ARE GOING TO BE SCATTERED
  • 09:01 AND SO THEY WERE.
  • 09:03 THAT'S THE BAD NEWS.
  • 09:05 THE GOOD NEWS, HOWEVER, IS THAT JEREMIAH ENVISIONED A GOOD WORLD TO COME.
  • 09:10 AND I'M GLAD HE DID BY THE WAY.
  • 09:11 HE DIDN'T JUST LEAVE HIS CONSTITUENTS DESPAIRING,
  • 09:14 AS WE'RE GONNA SEE IN A MOMENT WHEN WE LOOK IN THE BIBLE,
  • 09:17 THOUGH HE HIMSELF DESPAIRED.
  • 09:19 JEREMIAH IS CALLED THE WEEPING PROPHET.
  • 09:22 HE'S SO VERY EFFUSIVE, EMOTIVE, HE'S WEEPING, WHY?
  • 09:25 BECAUSE HE SEES THIS BEAUTY FALLING APART.
  • 09:28 HE'S CALLED THE LONELY PROPHET AS WELL.
  • 09:30 IT'S BECAUSE THIS PRIESTLY PROPHET WAS TOLD NEVER TO MARRY AND BEAR CHILDREN.
  • 09:35 BECAUSE THE CHILDREN WERE JUST DESTINED FOR THE SLAVE MARKET IF NOT DEATH OUTRIGHT
  • 09:40 WHEN THE BABYLONIANS WERE GOING TO COME AND RAPE AND PILLAGE AND PLUNDER, AND COME THEY DID.
  • 09:46 JEREMIAH, AS I'VE SAID, SAW A BAD MOON RISING OVER THIS WORLD THAT SADLY IS SO MUCH LIKE OUR OWN.
  • 09:54 BUT NOT ONLY THAT, HAPPILY HOWEVER, HE TELESCOPES TO THE FUTURE
  • 09:59 AND HE SEES A BRIGHT SPOT BEGINNING TO EMERGE OVER THE HORIZON
  • 10:04 LIKE THE SUN RISING FROM THE EAST AND DISPLACING THE PREVAILING DARKNESS.
  • 10:09 HE SAYS IN VERSE 5 IN HIS OWN WORDS,
  • 10:20 WE HEARD IN THE ISAIANIC PASSAGE EARLIER ABOUT THE "NETZER",
  • 10:23 THE BRANCH THAT WILL SPRING FORTH.
  • 10:26 AND BY THE WAY THAT'S WHY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 10:28 JESUS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CITY CALLED NAZARETH,
  • 10:31 IT'S NAMED AFTER THE SAME,
  • 10:34 THAT CONNECTION WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LOST TO JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE 1ST CENTURY OF THIS A COMMON ERA.
  • 10:40 IN ANY CASE, JEREMIAH TELESCOPES INTO THE FUTURE AND HE SEES THIS DAVIDIC PERSON COMING.
  • 10:47 DAVID'S BEEN DEAD FOR YEARS BY THE TIME HE SPEAKS AND DAVID'S BEEN DEAD FOR A MILLENNIA,
  • 10:53 BUT EVEN IN THE JEWISH WORLD TODAY WE SING,
  • 10:55 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 11:01 BECAUSE THE MEMORY LIVES.
  • 11:02 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 11:03 BECAUSE THE PROPHETS KEPT HIS MEMORY ALIVE.
  • 11:05 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 11:07 BECAUSE AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF A DECAYING WORLD,
  • 11:11 THEY SAW THERE WOULD BE AN EMERGENT DAVIDIC-LIKE LEADER.
  • 11:14 WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 6;
  • 11:20 AND HE SAYS;
  • 11:21 "UNDER HIS ADMINISTRATION ISRAEL WILL DWELL SECURELY."
  • 11:24 AND THEN HE GOES ON TO SPEAK OF THIS LEADER AND SAYS,
  • 11:31 "ADONAI TSIDKENU"
  • 11:36 I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT IN MANY WAYS I'M DISCOURAGED WHEN I LOOK OUT...
  • 11:43 I'M NOT THE WISEST OWL IN THE FOREST,
  • 11:45 BUT WHEN I LOOK OUT OVER MY PERCH I'M NOT A HAPPY CAMPER WHEN I LOOK AT OUR OWN CULTURE.
  • 11:50 I SEE AN ABANDONMENT OF JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHICS.
  • 11:53 I SEE A PRETENSE OF RELIGION, BUT PEOPLE DENY THE POWER OF IT.
  • 11:58 I FIND PEOPLE TALKING THE TALK, BUT I FIND ROT AND DECAY
  • 12:02 AND FRANKLY I FIND IT IN HIGH PLACES.
  • 12:05 LIKE JEREMIAH AND LIKE YOU PERHAPS, I, WE, HE LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN WE'LL SEE THIS EMERGENT LEADERSHIP.
  • 12:13 THIS SERIES IS CALLED, "THE WARRIOR KING,"
  • 12:16 AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 12:22 MAY IT BE THAT MORE AND MORE WOMEN AND MEN STAND UP FOR BIBLICAL VIRTUE
  • 12:26 IN A WORLD WHERE THAT VIRTUE IS IN VERY HIGH DEMAND AND VERY SHORT SUPPLY.
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  • 13:17 I'VE HAD A BLAST.
  • 13:18 THE BIGGEST THING THAT I REALLY HAVE TO SAY
  • 13:19 IS THAT I'VE GOT MY MONEY'S WORTH ALREADY
  • 13:21 AND WE'RE ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE TRIP.
  • 13:23 IT'S JUST BEEN UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH WE'VE SEEN,
  • 13:25 INCREDIBLY PROFESSIONAL, REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT,
  • 13:27 EVERYWHERE WE GET YOU CAN TELL THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE WERE COMING.
  • 13:31 IT'S REALLY NICE TO TO BE SO WELL TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 13:33 I FELT SO SAFE HERE.
  • 13:35 I FEEL SAFER HERE THAN I DO IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 13:38 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO COME HERE.
  • 13:40 YOU'LL LOVE IT, I PROMISE.
  • 13:47 OURS IS A BIBLE TEACHING MINISTRY, EMPHASIS "BIBLE".
  • 13:53 PEOPLE NEED TO GET BIBLICAL MEDICINE INTO THEIR MIND.
  • 13:57 IT GETS IN THERE AND MAKES ITS WAY TO THE HEART AND THEN THERE'S TRANSFORMATION.
  • 14:02 AND WE'RE LOOKING TO EFFECT TRANSFORMATION IN THE WAY THAT PEOPLE THINK.
  • 14:06 DISCOURAGED PEOPLE, DISORIENTED FOLK, DISTRAUGHT FOLK, THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MAN.
  • 14:13 THANK YOU FOR GOING ON THE JOURNEY WITH US IN THIS SERIES "THE WARRIOR KING."
  • 14:18 THE WARRIOR KING'S A STORY ABOUT A TURN AROUND GUY.
  • 14:21 HE WAS THE LEAST KITTY IN THE LITTER IN HIS OWN FAMILY,
  • 14:26 BUT DAVID RISES UP TO BE THE GREATEST IN BIBLICAL LITERATURE, ONE OF THE GREATS ANYWAY.
  • 14:30 THIS SERIES, "THE WARRIOR KING," IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THIS PROGRAM
  • 14:34 AND THEREIN BY ORDERING IT YOU CAN HAVE TWO DVD'S,
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  • 14:41 WE'RE PLEASED TO GET IT TO YOU.
  • 14:43 I'M HONORED THAT YOU EVEN CARE TO WANNA GIVE US A HEARING.
  • 14:46 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN READING THE BOOK THAT COMES ALONG WITH BY THE SAME TITLE, "THE WARRIOR KING," IT'S YOURS.
  • 14:51 IT'S ALL ABOUT BIBLE INFORMATION.
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  • 15:01 IT TAKES A WHILE TO MAKE A TELEVISION PROGRAM,
  • 15:03 BUT WE POST STORIES ALL THE TIME, IT'S CURRENT.
  • 15:06 WWW.LEVITT.COM GO TO IT
  • 15:11 AND GROW FROM IT.
  • 15:13 THAT'S THE PLAN.
  • 15:14 I BELIEVE IT WILL WORK FOR YOU.
  • 15:20 THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD UNTO THEM,
  • 15:23 "THEREFORE WILL I SAVE MY FLOCK AND THEY SHALL NO MORE BE PREY."
  • 15:28 "I WILL SET UP ONE SHEPHERD OVER THEM AND HE SHALL FEED THEM, EVEN MY SERVANT DAVID,"
  • 15:35 "HE SHALL FEED THEM AND HE SHALL BE THEIR SHEPHERD AND I THE LORD WILL BE THEIR GOD"
  • 15:42 "AND MY SERVANT DAVID A PRINCE AMONG THEM."
  • 15:47 "I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN IT."
  • 15:53 I'M COMING TO YOU FROM THE KIDRON VALLEY.
  • 15:57 TO MY LEFT, YOU CAN'T SEE IT, THE ANCIENT TEMPLE ONCE STOOD
  • 16:02 AND NOW THERE'S TURKISH WALLS ROUND ABOUT.
  • 16:04 AND TO MY RIGHT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 16:07 AND HERE IN A VALLEY WHERE SHEPHERDS USED TO FREQUENT VERDANT LANDS,
  • 16:13 BUT THAT WAS YESTER-YEAR.
  • 16:15 BEHIND ME IS A MONUMENT TO A NAME THAT'S NOT OFTEN REPEATED HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 16:23 IT'S A MONUMENT TO ABSALOM
  • 16:25 AND WHY HE WOULD BE REMEMBERED IN A PLACE LIKE THIS IS ANYBODY'S GUESS.
  • 16:31 BECAUSE TRUTH BE KNOWN HE HIMSELF IS PERSONA NON GRATA.
  • 16:36 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 16:37 BECAUSE ABSALOM WAS DAVID'S SON WHO SOUGHT TO KILL HIM.
  • 16:42 HE DROVE DAVID OUT OF HIS OWN PALACE;
  • 16:45 MADE THE KING RUN FOR HIS LIFE IN THE LATER YEARS OF HIS LIFE AS ABSALOM...
  • 16:51 THE NAME, "AVI" MEANS MY FATHER AND "SHALOM" IS PEACE.
  • 16:57 HE HAS A NAME CONNECTED TO PEACE, MY FATHER IS PEACE,
  • 17:00 BUT HE GAVE IS FATHER "TZOROS" TRUTH BE KNOWN.
  • 17:04 "TZOROS"; HE GAVE HIM AGGRAVATIONS AS HE SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE HIM.
  • 17:09 DAVID LIVED IN A PRECARIOUS WORLD.
  • 17:12 THIS ABSALOM SCATTERED THE SHEEP, DROVE DAVID AWAY, CAUSED ANGST IN THE CULTURE.
  • 17:19 AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 17:20 WHEN THERE'S BAD LEADERSHIP THAT COMES TO POWER IT DOES MUCH THE SAME.
  • 17:25 DAVID MUST HAVE BEEN SPELLBOUND WITH GRIEF WHEN HE CONSIDERED WHAT HAD HAPPENED.
  • 17:32 NOT ONLY HIS OWN POLITICAL DISLOCATION,
  • 17:35 BUT THE FACT THAT HIS OWN SON, HIS WICKED SON WHO KILLED HIS BROTHER PREVIOUSLY, BY THE WAY,
  • 17:42 THAT HE HAS COME TO POWER AND DAVID WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
  • 17:49 WELL EZEKIEL REMEMBERS THIS STORY YEARS LATER THAT IS TO SAY THE DAVID STORY.
  • 17:56 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 17:57 BECAUSE EZEKIEL INHABITED A WORLD MUCH LIKE DAVID DID
  • 18:02 IN THE SENSE THAT BAD PEOPLE HAD COME TO POWER.
  • 18:06 IN FACT THE WOUND IN JUDAH WAS IRREPARABLE, IT WAS NOT TO BE FIXED, JUDGMENT WAS METED OUT.
  • 18:15 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 18:17 BECAUSE WICKEDNESS REIGNED FROM THE PALACE, WICKEDNESS REIGNED FROM THE PULPIT,
  • 18:22 AND WICKEDNESS WAS UBIQUITOUS IN THE PEW EVERYWHERE AND IT WAS NOT TO BE FIXED.
  • 18:28 SO MUCH FOR THE BAD NEWS,
  • 18:31 DIFFICULTIES NOT WITHSTANDING IN A WORLD WHERE THE RIGHTEOUS WERE DISCONCERTED AND SCATTERED,
  • 18:36 EZEKIEL TELEGRAPHED OUT INTO THE FUTURE AND HE ENVISIONED THAT A GOOD SHEPHERD WILL EMERGE.
  • 18:44 HE SAYS...HE LAMBASTS IN THE 34TH CHAPTER THESE BAD SHEPHERDS
  • 18:50 THAT ARE HEAVING DISCONTENT IN THE CULTURE.
  • 18:53 BUT THEN HE GOES ON TO SAY, DIFFICULTIES NOT WITHSTANDING IN VERSE 23, AND I QUOTE, HE SAYS,
  • 19:09 DAVID WAS LONG SINCE DEAD AS OF EZEKIEL'S WRITING,
  • 19:12 BUT THE MEMORY OF THIS IMPERFECT YET RIGHTEOUS SORT, HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO REPENT,
  • 19:17 HE FOUNDFORGIVENESS, HE WAS A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 19:21 EZEKIEL SAYS, WE NEED SOME OF THAT RULING AGAIN.
  • 19:24 NOW ARGUABLY EZEKIEL'S LOOKING FORWARD.
  • 19:27 HIS FORWARD THRUST TO THIS COMING DAVIDIC SHEPHERD HARKS TO THE MESSIANIC ERA.
  • 19:34 WE KNOW THAT, BY THE WAY,
  • 19:36 BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE MATTHEAN GOSPEL,
  • 19:39 THE MATTHEW TEXT WHICH WAS WRITTEN IN A SEMITIC LANGUAGE,
  • 19:41 ORIGINALLY IT OPENS UP
  • 19:43 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 19:46 HE'S INTRODUCED (SPEAKING HEBREW) THE SON OF DAVID.
  • 19:51 AND WE KNOW IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AS YESHUA WENT ABOUT...SON OF DAVID, SON OF DAVID.
  • 19:56 WELL, HERE EZEKIEL ENVISIONS THAT A DAVIDIC SON WILL EMERGE
  • 20:01 AND WE'RE TOLD
  • 20:04 AND THEN IN VERSE 24,
  • 20:15 I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT THAT'S WHAT I WANT.
  • 20:17 I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN "SAR SHALOM" COMES, WHEN THE PRINCE OF PEACE COMES.
  • 20:22 BUT UNTIL SUCH TIME AS HE ARRIVES
  • 20:24 I WANT DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN GOLIATH LIKE-TIMES RULING IN OUR LAND.
  • 20:31 I WANT THAT MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 20:34 I BELIEVE POLITICIANS FRANKLY CAN BE VERY WELL INTENDED,
  • 20:38 BUT I BELIEVE AS WELL THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENSIONS.
  • 20:42 I WANT PRAYING PEOPLE RULING AND YOU AND I NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY, FOR OUR CULTURE,
  • 20:48 BECAUSE WE WANT GODLY LEADERSHIP AND WE NEED IT,
  • 20:51 BECAUSE WE NEED DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN THESE GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 20:58 (Jeff Speaking) PAUL WILBUR'S A GREAT FRIEND AND I LOVE HIM IN THE LORD
  • 21:01 AND I KNOW YOU'RE COMING TO LOVE HIM TOO.
  • 21:04 AND NOW WE HEAR HIM AND SEE HIM FROM OUTSIDE THE CITY OF JERUSALEM AS HE SINGS,
  • 21:09 "HE SHALL REIGN."
  • 21:12 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH.♪
  • 21:16 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH.♪
  • 21:20 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH.♪
  • 21:24 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH.♪
  • 21:28 ♪THERE SHALL COME FORTH A ROD OUT OF JESSE♪
  • 21:32 ♪AND A BRANCH SHALL GROW FROM HIS ROOTS♪
  • 21:36 ♪THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL REST UPON HIM♪
  • 21:40 ♪THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND TRUTH♪
  • 21:45 ♪AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 21:49 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 21:53 ♪HE WILL NOT JUDGE WITH THE SIGHT OF HIS EYES♪
  • 21:57 ♪NOR DECIDE WITH THE HEARING OF HIS EARS♪
  • 22:01 ♪BUT WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS JUDGE THE POOR♪
  • 22:05 ♪AND DECIDE WITH FAIRNESS FOR THE MEEK♪
  • 22:09 ♪AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:13 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:17 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:21 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:25 (SAX MUSIC)
  • 22:42 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:46 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:50 ♪HE SHALL GATHER THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL♪
  • 22:53 ♪THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH FROM ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 22:57 ♪HE SHALL STAND AS AN ANSWER FOR THE PEOPLE♪
  • 23:01 ♪AND HIS RESTING PLACE SHALL BE GLORIOUS♪
  • 23:06 ♪AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 23:10 ♪HE SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 23:14 ♪YOU SHALL REIGN OVER ALL THE EARTH♪
  • 23:19 ♪YOU SHALL REIGN...
  • 23:21 ♪OVER ALL...THE...EARTH!♪
  • 23:36 GREAT SONG, GREAT MESSAGE,
  • 23:39 ISRAEL'S A GREAT PLACE,
  • 23:41 JERUSALEM'S A GREAT CAPITAL,
  • 23:43 THE BIBLE'S A GREAT BOOK,
  • 23:44 JESUS IS A GREAT SAVIOR.
  • 23:46 WE LOVE TAKING YOU TOO AND TALKING TO YOU ABOUT GREATS.
  • 23:50 AND SPEAKING OF GREATS NOW, ZOLA INTERVIEWS BENJAMIN NETANYAHU;
  • 23:56 A MOVER AND SHAKER IN WORLD AFFAIRS.
  • 23:58 AND HE'S GONNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE NATION STATE OF ISRAEL,
  • 24:01 THE PLIGHT TO STRUGGLE WITH SOME BIBLICAL ECHOES ALL THE WHILE.
  • 24:06 I DON'T THINK THERE'S BEEN
  • 24:08 A MORE DRAMATIC EXAMPLE OF DAVID FACING GOLIATH
  • 24:11 THAN ISRAEL'S BATTLE TO REASSERT THE JEWISH HOMELAND
  • 24:18 AND REBUILD JEWISH NATIONAL LIFE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 24:24 AGAINST A SEA OF ENEMIES,
  • 24:26 AGAINST ARAB ARMIES DOZENS OF TIMES OUR SIZE.
  • 24:32 I THINK THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE JUST AND NOBLER
  • 24:36 STRUGGLES IN THE HISTORY OF NATIONS.
  • 24:39 THIS TINY ISRAEL, WHICH IS ONLY 50 MILES WIDE,
  • 24:43 IS ITSELF LESS THAN 1/500TH OF THE ARAB WORLD.
  • 24:49 THE ARAB WORLD IS 500 TIMES,
  • 24:51 THE ARABS HAVE 500 TIMES AREA OF ISRAEL,
  • 24:55 THEY HAVE 21 STATES,
  • 24:56 THEY HAVE ALL THE OIL IN THE WORLD OR AT LEAST 60% OF THE OIL RESERVES IN THE WORLD,
  • 24:59 AND THIS TINY ISRAEL,
  • 25:01 WHICH IS NOT EVEN 1%,
  • 25:03 ITS 1/5 OF 1%
  • 25:05 IS BEING TOLD THAT'S TOO BIG.
  • 25:07 THAT'S TOO BIG TOO.
  • 25:10 YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT NOT 40 MILES WIDE, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT 10 MILES OR 15 MILES WIDE
  • 25:14 AND YOU HAVE TO PUT ANOTHER ARAB STATE, A 22ND ARAB STATE
  • 25:18 IN THE HEART OF THE JEWISH HOME, PROMISED TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 25:21 AND DOMINATING WHATEVER REMAINS OF A TRUNCATED AND INDEFENSIBLE ISRAEL.
  • 25:26 THAT'S NOT JUSTICE,
  • 25:28 BUT THAT'S WHAT MOST OF THE WORLD IS ASKING US TO DO.
  • 25:32 IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO THESE NOTE WORTHIES IN THE MODERN WORLD.
  • 25:37 AND IT'S AN HONOR AS WELL TO TALK TO YOU FROM THE ANCIENT WORD,
  • 25:41 TO HEAR FROM BIBLICAL NOTE WORTHIES
  • 25:43 WHETHER IT'S ISAIAH OR DAVID IN THE BOOK OF SAMUEL OR CHRONICLES OR WHATEVER.
  • 25:49 INDEED I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A WORD FOR YOU FROM THE ANCIENT WORD.
  • 25:56 AND WHAT IS THAT WORD?
  • 25:57 GOD MAKES NEW LIFE TO COME OUT OF STRUGGLE.
  • 26:02 HE DIDN'T HAVE A GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE IN BIBLE DAYS.
  • 26:06 THE BIBLE SETS THE PACE, TELLS THE STORY AND WE EMBRACE IT,
  • 26:10 WE WALK IT, WE LIVE IT, AND WE GO WITH IT INTO A SOMETIMES UNCERTAIN FUTURE,
  • 26:16 BUT THIS IS CERTAIN.
  • 26:18 AMIDST THE TURBULENCE OF TRYING TIMES WE CAN EXPERIENCE A GOD
  • 26:22 WHO WILL BE THE STABILITY OF OUR TIMES.
  • 26:25 YOU NEED TO REPENT OF YOUR SINS, ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART,
  • 26:28 AND MAKE YOUR WAY TO A GOOD BIBLE BELIEVING CONGREGATION.
  • 26:32 BY VIRTUE OF YOUR SO DOING NEW VISTAS OF OPPORTUNITY WILL OPEN UP TO YOU IN YOUR LIFE
  • 26:37 AND YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CHANGE.
  • 26:41 THANKS FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY BY THE WAY.
  • 26:43 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 26:44 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:46 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

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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