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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: “Messiah”
Messianic parallels abound in the person of David. In this closing program, we consider their various applications and implications. You’ll walk away saying “He lives!” and, we hope, believing that He lives in you.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King: “Messiah” (8/8)

  • 00:53 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:56 JEFFREY SEIF HERE AGAIN TO FINISH UP A SERIES ON DAVID.
  • 01:02 I'M REMINDED OF THE BIBLICAL TESTIMONY THAT SAYS
  • 01:12 ABRAHAM, DAVID, AND SO MANY OTHERS IN THE BIBLICAL TESTIMONY
  • 01:16 POINTED AHEAD TO ISRAEL'S MESSIAH.
  • 01:19 AND SO OFF WE GO TO CONSIDER THAT AND MORE.
  • 01:25 MATTHEW ONE, THE BOOK OF THE GENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF DAVID, THE SON OF ABRAHAM
  • 01:33 ALL OF THE GENERATIONS TO DAVID ARE 14 GENERATIONS.
  • 01:40 FROM DAVID UNTIL THE CARRYING AWAY INTO BABYLON ARE 14 GENERATIONS.
  • 01:46 AND FROM THE CARRYING AWAY INTO BABYLON UNTO CHRIST ARE 14 GENERATIONS.
  • 02:04 RAISED IN A JEWISH FAMILY I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW SURPRISED I WAS.
  • 02:08 FINALLY ONE DAY I'D OPENED UP THE QUOTE "CHRISTIAN BIBLE"
  • 02:10 AND DISCOVERED THAT IT'S A VERY JEWISH STORY.
  • 02:13 THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE HEBREW IS THE "B'RIT HADASHAH"
  • 02:16 THE NEW COVENANT.
  • 02:18 AND WHILE IT'S NEW AT ONE LEVEL IT'S NOT BRAND NEW.
  • 02:23 AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS IF YOU'LL LOOK AT THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 02:28 YOU HAVE A LOT OF CARRY OVER THERE FROM THEMES THAT RESONATED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TEXT.
  • 02:34 THE HEBREW BIBLE CLOSES WITH UN-APPEASED LONGINGS,
  • 02:38 UNFULFILLED PROPHECIES, EXPECTATIONS, YET TO HAVE BEEN REALIZED.
  • 02:45 AND THE OLD TESTAMENT COMES TO A CLOSE WITH A PROPHECY YET FULFILLED GIVEN TO DAVID.
  • 02:52 IN 2ND SAMUEL CHAPTER 7,
  • 02:54 PROMISED WAS THAT A SPECIAL LEADER WAS GOING TO COME FROM DAVIDIC LINEAGE.
  • 03:00 AND NOT LONG AFTER THAT WE JUST SEE A LONG CRUMBLE AND TUMBLE
  • 03:06 AS ISRAELITE CULTURE FALLS APART, IT'S RACKED BY POLITICAL INTRIGUE, UNREST; SIN.
  • 03:14 LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR WRAPS ITSELF AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH AND SQUEEZES THE LIFE OUT OF IT.
  • 03:21 THE NEW TESTAMENT OPENS UP IN THE MATTHEAN GOSPEL, THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, IN HEBREW...
  • 03:26 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 03:38 I'M COMING TO YOU FROM ISRAEL RIGHT NOW
  • 03:40 AND IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY THERE ARE PEOPLE
  • 03:43 THAT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL GUILTY IF THEY HAD THEIR WAY.
  • 03:46 OH, YOU'RE A JEW, YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IN JESUS.
  • 03:49 AND I COULD GO TO ROME I'D IMAGINE OR OTHER PLACES
  • 03:52 AND THERE WOULD BE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WHO'D SAY, "OH, YOU CAN'T BE JEWISH."
  • 03:57 AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE THERE'S A CHASM THAT'S ALLEGED.
  • 04:00 THERE'S THE JEWISH WORLD OVER HERE AND THERE'S THE JESUS WORLD OVER THERE
  • 04:04 AND THEY JUST DON'T BELONG TOGETHER.
  • 04:08 WELL HEAR ME PLEASE, IF THAT'S TRUE THEN MATTHEW NEVER GOT THE MEMO,
  • 04:13 BECAUSE WHEN I READ MY BIBLE THE FIRST BREATH OF THE STORY
  • 04:22 CONNECTS JESUS TO THE JEW THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT'S MOST FAMOUS JEW ARGUABLY,
  • 04:29 AT LEAST ONE OF THEM...DAVID.
  • 04:31 SO MANY CHAPTERS WRITTEN BOUT HIM AND BY HIM.
  • 04:34 HE'S RIGHT UP THERE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.
  • 04:36 I GREW UP SINGING HIS PRAISES,
  • 04:38 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:44 AND THERE ARE SONGS TODAY IN HEBREW,
  • 04:46 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 04:51 ALL THIS HARKS BACK TO DAVID.
  • 04:54 DAVID, WHO CAPTURED THE IMAGINATION OF A PEOPLE;
  • 04:57 LOVED GOD, SOUGHT GOD, A KINGDOM BUILDER,
  • 05:01 CARVED OUT SPACE ON PLANET EARTH WHERE GOD'S WILL AND WAYS RESONATED...DAVID.
  • 05:09 AND WE LOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT;
  • 05:11 WE LEARN THAT HIS OFFSPRING, HIS MOST FAMOUS OFFSPRING
  • 05:15 MAKES HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 05:18 BUT LIKE DAVID HIMSELF HE CAME IN A TROUBLED WORLD.
  • 05:22 AND WHY DO I SAY THAT? WELL, JOSEPH, HIS STEP-DAD, WAS RATHER TROUBLED.
  • 05:27 WE READ IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 1 THAT HE LEARNS THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND, HIS FIANCE, MARIAM,
  • 05:35 HAS COME UP PREGNANT AND HE KNEW HE WASN'T THE GUY.
  • 05:39 AND HE'S MINDED TO DIVORCE HER, BUT WANTING TO DO IT QUIETLY,
  • 05:43 BUT WHAT HAPPENS IS, HE'S VISITED BY AN ANGEL.
  • 05:47 THE WORLD "ANGEL" IN HEBREW "MALAK" COMES FROM A UGARITIC VERB, WHICH MEANS "TO SEND".
  • 05:53 GOD DISPATCHES A MESSENGER TO JOSEPH AND WHAT DOES HE TELL HIM?
  • 05:57 AND I QUOTE IN VERSE 20, HE SAYS,
  • 06:03 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 06:15 AND HE DID JUST THAT AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
  • 06:19 WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT DAVID IN THIS SERIES,
  • 06:21 BUT NOW AS WE WRAP UP ON DAVID; WE WANNA LOOK AT DAVID'S MOST FAMOUS SON.
  • 06:27 WE WANNA CONSIDER YESHUA JESUS OF DAVIDIC EXTRACT
  • 06:32 WHO PERSONIFIES ALL THAT WAS GOOD ABOUT DAVID AND MORE.
  • 06:37 IN AS MUCH AS DAVID BROUGHT ABOUT DELIVERANCE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 06:41 SO TOO WE LEARN ABOUT ONE PRESAGED IN THE SYNAGOGUE'S LITERATURE
  • 06:46 WHO WOULD BRING ABOUT PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TOWARD MAN.
  • 06:49 AND OFF TO THE SYNAGOGUE I GO
  • 06:52 AND IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE SYNAGOGUE PREDICTED MANY YEARS BEFORE HE CAME;
  • 06:55 THE MESSIAH WOULD COME AND BE DESCENDED FROM DAVID.
  • 07:07 AND IN THE SIXTH MONTH THE ANGEL GABRIEL WAS SENT FROM GOD ONTO A CITY OF GALILEE NAMED NAZARETH
  • 07:16 TO A VIRGIN ESPOUSED TO A MAN WHO'S NAME WAS JOSEPH OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID.
  • 07:22 AND THE VIRGIN'S NAME WAS MARY.
  • 07:27 AND THE ANGEL CAME IN UNTO HER AND SAID, "HAIL THOU THAT ART HIGHLY FAVORED.
  • 07:33 "THE LORD IS WITH THEE. "BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN."
  • 07:37 "FEAR NOT MARY FOR THOU HAST FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD AND BEHOLD THOU SHALT CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB"
  • 07:45 "AND BRING FORTH A SON AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS."
  • 07:49 "HE SHALL BE GREAT AND SHALL BE CALLED 'THE SON OF THE HIGHEST'"
  • 07:54 "AND THE LORD GOD SHALL GIVE UNTO HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID"
  • 07:59 "AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER."
  • 08:02 "AND OF HIS KINGDOM, THERE SHALL BE NO END."
  • 08:09 IN LUKE CHAPTER 2, VERSE 32,
  • 08:12 JESUS IS DESCRIBED AS...
  • 08:19 AND THEN HE'S NOTED AS BEING QUOTE
  • 08:26 PERSONALLY I BELIEVE WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE HAVE COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT
  • 08:31 THAT HE'S THE QUOTE "LIGHT TO BRING REVELATION TO THE GENTILES"
  • 08:37 ALTHOUGH I'M NOT ALL TOGETHER SURE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.
  • 08:40 BUT I DO BELIEVE WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE FALLING OF THE CLIFF
  • 08:43 IS THE NOTION THAT THIS JESUS IS THE GLORY OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:49 AS FOR THE 1ST POINT, HIM BEING A LIGHT TO BRING REVELATION TO THE GENTILES,
  • 08:55 I'M NOT ALL TOGETHER SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT JESUS CAN GIVE REVELATION TO INDIVIDUALS.
  • 09:04 PEOPLE NEED TO BE BORN ANEW, RECEIVE HIM IN THEIR HEARTS,
  • 09:08 AND THEN THERE'S AN INNER LIGHT, IF YOU WILL,
  • 09:11 AND PEOPLE WHEN THEY FACE VEXING CIRCUMSTANCES CAN HEAR A VOICE WITHIN THEM SAYING
  • 09:16 "THIS IS THE WAY, WALK IN IT".
  • 09:18 AND AS PEOPLE CULTIVATE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
  • 09:20 THEY CAN THEN HAVE REVELATION TO GIVE THEM ANSWERS FOR THE VEXING TROUBLES OF THE DAY.
  • 09:26 SOME PEOPLE HAVE A SUPERFICIAL KIND OF WORSHIP OF JESUS
  • 09:29 WITHOUT COMING TO TERMS WITH THE NATURE OF WHAT IT IS TO BE BORN AGAIN
  • 09:34 AND HAVE THE SPIRIT WITHIN AND THUS TO HAVE REVELATION TO LEAD US ON INTO TRIUMPH.
  • 09:39 ISSUES WITH THAT ASIDE I DO KNOW THAT FALLING OFF THE CLIFF AS I'D SAID
  • 09:41 IS THE SENSE THAT JESUS IS IN FACT THE GLORY OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 09:50 AND THIS IS TRAGIC I BELIEVE.
  • 09:53 IN LUKE CHAPTER 1, VERSE 26, LUKE CONSIDERS JESUS' ORIGIN.
  • 09:59 THERE'S A STORY HERE OF AN ANGEL GABRIEL WHO VISITS A JEWESS NAMED MARIAM.
  • 10:07 MARIAM COMES FROM THE HEBREW "MAR" WHICH MEANS "BITTERNESS OR SORROW",
  • 10:11 AND "YAM" WHICH MEANS "SEA"...SEA OF SORROWS.
  • 10:15 WELL, IT MIGHT BE AN APPROPRIATE NAME;
  • 10:17 SHE WAS CARRYING THE WORLD ON HER SHOULDERS WHEN SHE LEARNED THAT SHE "OOPS" CAME UP PREGNANT
  • 10:21 THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE RUACH HAKODESH COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED.
  • 10:25 HERE'S A YOUNG GIRL AND THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED UPON HER AND SHE'S PERPLEXED
  • 10:30 AND SHE CARRIES IT IN HER HEART TRYING TO SORT OUT WHAT IT ALL MEANS.
  • 10:34 WELL WE'RE TOLD HERE THAT HER HUSBAND WAS TRYING TO SORT IT OUT AS WELL
  • 10:38 AND AS WE SAW IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT HE GETS A VISITATION.
  • 10:41 HERE THIS MESSENGER VISITS MARIAM PERSONALLY
  • 10:48 AND TELLS HER WHAT SHE MAY WELL SENSE IN VERSE 31,
  • 10:57 AND THEN WE'RE TOLD IN VERSE 32 AND 33,
  • 11:09 SEE YESHUA IS AN EXTENSION OF DAVID
  • 11:19 IF I READ THE BIBLE CORRECTLY
  • 11:21 MARIAM IS INFORMED THAT THE MASHIACH, THE MESSIAH FOR THE WORLD
  • 11:27 IS GOING TO COME THROUGH HER
  • 11:29 IN AS MUCH AS DAVID WAS PROMISED IN 2ND SAMUEL CHAPTER 7,
  • 11:35 YOU CAN LOOK IT UP, VERSES 12 & 13,
  • 11:45 HERE YOU LOOK INTO THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY,
  • 11:47 THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE OR WHAT'S CONSTRUED AS THE NON JEWISH BIBLE
  • 11:51 TO HEAR ABOUT THE COMING OF THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 11:53 THE WAY THIS STORY UNFOLDS IN ITS OWN CONTEXT IS THAT, YES THIS IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD,
  • 12:01 BUT THIS PERSON IS THE GLORY OF THE JEWISH WORLD.
  • 12:06 TODAY IN ISRAEL IF A RABBI CAME FORTH AND HAD 1/1000TH OF THE INFLUENCE THAT JESUS HAD...
  • 12:15 IF YOU LOOK AT THE JESUS STORY THE GENIUS HERE IS WE'RE TAKING THE JEWISH BIBLE
  • 12:19 AND WE'RE GETTING INTO THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF BILLIONS ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 12:25 AND THIS IS FACILITATED THROUGH A JESUS EXPERIENCE
  • 12:28 AND JESUS IS THE PRINCIPAL INTERPRETER AS INDIVIDUALS LOOK AT THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 12:33 AND GET SOME SENSE ON HOW TO INTERPRET THE OLD TESTAMENT BY VIRTUE OF THEIR SO DOING.
  • 12:37 IF THERE WAS ANY JEWISH RABBI IN THE WORLD TODAY THAT EXACTED THIS KIND OF INFLUENCE
  • 12:41 HE WOULD BE HERALDED AS THE BEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF WHEAT BREAD.
  • 12:46 THE BEST JEWISH SCHOLAR SINCE MOSES, JESUS, WAS THE GREATEST JEW THAT EVER LIVED
  • 12:52 AND HE CAME WITH A PROPHECY ATTACHED TO HIM
  • 12:54 AND THAT IS THAT HE WOULD BRING REVELATION TO THE GENTILES
  • 12:59 AND BE THE GLORY OF THE PEOPLE ISRAEL.
  • 13:02 NOW LISTEN, I BELIEVE TODAY THAT WE NEED DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP FOR GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 13:09 INDIVIDUALS NEED THE SON OF DAVID IN THEIR HEARTS BECAUSE HE CAN BRING REVELATION.
  • 13:15 THAT IS TO SAY THAT IF YOU'RE VEXED WITH CHALLENGES
  • 13:18 HE CAN GIVE YOU INSIGHTS AND GIVE YOU A WORD
  • 13:21 SO YOU'LL KNOW HOW TO WALK THROUGH IT ONWARD TO A GLORIOUS AND SUCCESSFUL FUTURE.
  • 13:27 (JESUS SPEAKING IN HEBREW)
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  • 15:17 THESE GO TOGETHER QUITE NICELY.
  • 15:19 WE'RE ALL ABOUT BRINGING GOOD BIBLICAL INFORMATION TO BEAR.
  • 15:24 ONE UPON A TIME IN A LAND FAR AWAY
  • 15:27 JESUS MADE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA AND INDIVIDUALS CAME TO WORSHIP HIM.
  • 15:33 WHEN THE WISE MEN CAME TO SEE THE LORD
  • 15:36 HE WASN'T A LITTLE BABY WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHS AT THAT JUNCTURE, HE'D GROWN UP SOME.
  • 15:40 OFF WE GO TO THAT STORY AS WE CONSIDER THOSE WHO VISITED JESUS.
  • 15:45 AND I HOPE THE LORD WILL VISIT YOU IN THE PROCESS OF YOUR CONSIDERING HIS STORY.
  • 15:52 AND WHEN THE WISE MEN WERE COMING INTO THE HOUSE
  • 15:55 THEY SAW THE YOUNG CHILD AND MARY HIS MOTHER
  • 15:59 AND THEY FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPPED HIM.
  • 16:03 AND WHEN THEY OPENED THEIR TREASURES THEY PRESENTED UNTO HIM GIFTS;
  • 16:07 GOLD AND FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH.
  • 16:17 THE WORD "WORSHIP" COMES FROM THE EXPRESSION "A SHIP OF WORTH"
  • 16:22 AND IT MEANS TO ASCRIBE VALUE TO SOMETHING.
  • 16:26 YOU MIGHT BE FAMILIAR WITH THE STORY WHEN THESE INDIVIDUALS COME;
  • 16:29 THESE MEN FROM THE EAST COME.
  • 16:31 AND WHAT DOES THAT DO?
  • 16:32 THEY GIVE GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH
  • 16:36 AND THEY LAID IT DOWN AT THE FEET OF A YOUNG KING NAMED YESHUA, JESUS.
  • 16:43 THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT AT THIS JUNCTURE
  • 16:46 IS BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A WORLD TODAY WHEN INDIVIDUALS SIMILARLY COME AND GIVES GIFTS
  • 16:52 AND THEY LAY IT DOWN AT THE FEET OF THIS DAVIDIC KING WHO WE REFER TO AS "JESUS"
  • 16:59 OR IN THE HEBREW "YESHUA", THE SON OF DAVID, BEN DAVID.
  • 17:05 HE'S INTRODUCED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AS THE SON OF DAVID
  • 17:08 AND WE'VE INTRODUCED YOU TO DAVID
  • 17:11 OR REINTRODUCED YOU OR RE-ACQUAINTED YOU WITH DAVID IN THE HEBREW BIBLE.
  • 17:16 AND WHAT DID WE LEARN?
  • 17:18 WE LEARNED OF A STORY OF A YOUNG FELLOW WHO CAME OUT OF OBSCURITY.
  • 17:22 LITTLE KNOWN, DISRESPECTED, HIS OWN FATHER DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIM
  • 17:26 AND HIS BROTHERS DISRESPECTED HIM.
  • 17:29 BUT DIFFICULTIES ASIDE HE JUMPED INTO THE FRAY,
  • 17:32 HE CARED ABOUT GOD, HE CARED ABOUT TAKING UP ISRAEL'S BURDENS,
  • 17:37 HE HATED INJUSTICE, HE WENT AFTER IT WITH VERVE AND VITALITY,
  • 17:42 AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THE LORD USED HIM TO CARVE OUT A KINGDOM.
  • 17:46 IN THIS SERIES WE'VE BEEN CONCERNED WITH DAVID.
  • 17:50 WE REFERRED TO HIM AS "THE WARRIOR KING"
  • 17:53 AND OVER AND AGAIN YOU'VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT THE NEED
  • 17:56 FOR DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN THESE GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 18:01 THAT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS.
  • 18:04 FOR SURE I BELIEVE WE DO WELL IF IN GOVERNMENT
  • 18:08 WE'RE LEAD BY INDIVIDUALS WITH JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHICS.
  • 18:14 I LOVE THOSE VALUES AND VIRTUES
  • 18:16 AND WOULD THAT INDIVIDUALS WERE MEN AND WOMEN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 18:21 I BELIEVE THAT'S A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
  • 18:24 BECAUSE THE EXTENT TO WHICH INDIVIDUALS ARE YIELDED TO GOD'S KINGDOM,
  • 18:28 IT AFFORDS AN OPPORTUNITY THEN FOR THOSE BIBLICAL VIRTUES TO INFORM DECISION MAKERS.
  • 18:33 AND I JUST THINK THE WORLD'S A BETTER PLACE
  • 18:36 WHEN THESE DECISION MAKERS HAVE A PLACE IN THEIR HEARTS FOR BIBLICAL VALUES.
  • 18:42 DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES CAN REFER TO THE SMALLER CULTURE WITHIN THE CULTURE.
  • 18:48 THERE'S THE BROADER WORLD CULTURE AND THEN THERE'S INDIVIDUAL FAMILY CULTURE.
  • 18:53 I BELIEVE THAT FAMILIES NEED DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 18:59 WOULD THAT FAMILIES LEARN TO LIVE BY BIBLICAL VIRTUE AND VISION,
  • 19:04 WOULD THAT FAMILIES LEARN ABOUT FORGIVENESS,
  • 19:07 WOULD THAT FAMILIES LEARN THE LESSONS THAT WE FIND IN THE LIFE OF DAVID...
  • 19:11 WE COULD BE SPARED MANY PAINS.
  • 19:13 I BELIEVE THAT FAMILIES ARE THE BETTER WHEN WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
  • 19:17 WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM DAVID'S PRINCIPLES
  • 19:21 AS WELL AS WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM HIS EXAMPLE BOTH GOOD AND BAD.
  • 19:25 AND THEN THERE'S INDIVIDUALS...
  • 19:27 I BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUALS NEED DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP FOR GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES.
  • 19:33 AND THE WAY THAT HAPPENS IS BY INDIVIDUALS INVITING THE SON OF DAVID INTO THEIR WORLDS.
  • 19:41 I BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE ASK JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS
  • 19:43 WE'RE ASKING THE SON OF DAVID TO COME INTO OUR HEARTS.
  • 19:46 AND WHEN WE BOW THE KNEE TO HIM WE'RE BOWING OUR KNEE TO THE REIGN OF THE SON OF DAVID.
  • 19:52 I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED THAT, I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED HIM,
  • 19:55 I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED GOD,
  • 19:57 AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE'S AN OFFER ON THE TABLE.
  • 20:01 IN THIS SERIES YOU'VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT DAVID
  • 20:04 AND AS I BRING IT TO A CLOSE I WANNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOU.
  • 20:08 I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE SERIES.
  • 20:10 MAYBE THIS IS THE ONLY PROGRAM YOU'VE PICKED UP ON
  • 20:13 AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW IF THAT'S THE CASE,
  • 20:15 WHETHER YOU'VE SEEN ALL OF IT OR JUST THIS ONE,
  • 20:18 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE'S AN OFFER ON THE TABLE.
  • 20:20 THE HEBREW BIBLE IS OPENED UP FOR ALL TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE NOW BECAUSE OF A JEW NAMED JESUS,
  • 20:26 WHOM I CONSTRUE THE GREATEST JEWISH MAN WHOEVER LIVED AND HE WAS MORE THAN A MAN.
  • 20:32 AND WHAT HE'S DONE IS THROUGH THE AGENCY OF HIS LIFE AND DEATH AND MINISTRY
  • 20:37 AND HIS RESURRECTION IS AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PEOPLE TO OPEN UP THE BIBLE AND LEARN ABOUT THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 20:45 THAT GOD LOVES YOU, HE HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE IF INDIVIDUALS WOULD BUT RECEIVE HIM,
  • 20:51 IF INDIVIDUALS WOULD BUT EMBRACE THE PRINCIPLES FOUND IN HIS BOOK THEN THEY WOULD BE STRONG.
  • 20:58 OVER AND AGAIN WE FIND IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT ABOUT HOW GOD RAISES UP INDIVIDUALS,
  • 21:02 WHETHER IT'S DAVID, WHETHER IT'S ABRAHAM, WHETHER IT'S YOU.
  • 21:07 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THOSE GUYS, IT'S ABOUT YOU.
  • 21:10 THE SAME LORD IS LORD OF ALL AND HE BESTOWS HIS RICHES UPON ALL WHO CALL UPON HIM.
  • 21:20 (Jeff speaking) AND NOW A FITTING MUSICAL CONCLUSION TO OUR SERIES
  • 21:24 AS PAUL WILBUR JOINS US IN SONG, SINGING, "SHALOM JERUSALEM."
  • 21:35 ♪ISRAEL BELOVED♪
  • 21:41 ♪EPHRAIM MY SON♪
  • 21:47 ♪HOW MY HEART WOULD THRILL TO HEAR YOU SAY♪
  • 21:52 ♪OUR MESSIAH HAS COME♪
  • 21:59 ♪OH MY BROTHERS HEAR THESE WORDS♪
  • 22:06 ♪MAY THEY PIERCE YOUR SOUL♪
  • 22:11 ♪TURN AGAIN TO WORSHIP ADONAI♪
  • 22:18 ♪MASHIACH YOU WILL KNOW♪
  • 22:25 ♪SHALOM, SHALOM, JERUSALEM♪
  • 22:34 ♪PEACE BE TO YOU♪
  • 22:38 ♪WHEN MESSIAH COMES TO TAKE US HOME♪
  • 22:44 ♪MAY HIS PRAISE BE FOUND IN YOU♪
  • 22:50 ♪OH SHALOM, SHALOM, JERUSALEM♪
  • 22:57 ♪PEACE BE TO YOU♪
  • 23:02 ♪WHEN MESSIAH COMES TO TAKE US HOME♪
  • 23:08 ♪MAY HIS PRAISE BE FOUND IN YOU♪
  • 23:19 ♪MAY HIS PRAISE BE FOUND...IN YOU♪
  • 23:46 THIS ENTIRE SERIES HAS BEEN CONCERNED WITH DAVID-LIKE LEADERSHIP FOR GOLIATH-LIKE TIMES
  • 23:53 AND HEY WHY NOT HEAR FROM A DAVID-LIKE LEADER?
  • 23:58 IN THE NEXT SEGMENT THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT INTERVIEWED GENERAL AVI MIZRACHI OF THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES.
  • 24:07 IN THE COMMANDED POSITIONS,
  • 24:09 ALSO IN THE AMERICAN ARMY,
  • 24:11 YOU'LL FIND THE OFFICERS
  • 24:14 IN TOP OF THE TROOPS ON THE FRONT LINES.
  • 24:18 THERE YOU CAN SAY THAT IN ISRAEL SINCE 1948
  • 24:23 OUR OFFICERS WILL BE ALL THE TIME IN FRONT OF THE TROOPS.
  • 24:29 (Zola speaking) YES, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE HEBREW WORD "AKARI" AM I RIGHT?
  • 24:32 IT WAS "AKARI" >>"FOLLOW ME"
  • 24:35 YEAH >>THE OFFICER DOESN'T SAY
  • 24:38 "ATTACK, I'LL MEET YOU AT LUNCH",
  • 24:40 HE SAYS..."FOLLOW"... >>"FOLLOW ME"
  • 24:43 AND IF YOU SEARCH THE ISRAELI WARS AND CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 24:48 YOU'LL FIND THAT A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF CASUALTIES WERE OFFICERS.
  • 24:56 THE TERROR IS DANGEROUS FOR THE ENTIRE WAR.
  • 25:00 AND IN OUR WAY, IN OUR WORDS "TERROR OUT". >>YES
  • 25:07 THAT'S WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO
  • 25:10 AND WE ARE FACING IT EVERYDAY IN ISRAEL.
  • 25:14 ISRAEL FACES TERROR AND IN VARIOUS WAYS ON VARIOUS DAYS
  • 25:19 THOSE OF US OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL CAN FACE THINGS THAT ARE TERRIFYING.
  • 25:25 THAT'S THE BAD NEWS.
  • 25:27 THE GOOD NEWS, HOWEVER, IS THAT GOD CAN HELP US GET THE BETTER OF LIFE'S CHALLENGES.
  • 25:32 I HOPE THAT THIS SERIES ON THE WARRIOR KING HAS INSPIRED A VICTORIOUS FAITH WITHIN YOU.
  • 25:39 THAT WAS THE PURPOSE AS WE CONSIDERED DAVID.
  • 25:42 HE CAME, AS YOU MIGHT RECALL, FROM SOME VERY INGLORIOUS BEGINNINGS.
  • 25:47 HARDLY LIKELY TO SUCCEED, BUT SUCCEED HE DID.
  • 25:50 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 25:52 BECAUSE GOD HAD A CALL ON HIS LIFE.
  • 25:54 WE NOTE HOW HE WAS NOTED,
  • 25:57 HOW HE WAS ANOINTED,
  • 25:59 HOW HE EXPERIENCED A VARIETY OF ABYSMAL CIRCUMSTANCES ON THE WAY TO THE TOP.
  • 26:04 IF WE FOLLOW GOD, HELL CAN HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT AGAINST US AND IT CAME TO DAVID IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
  • 26:10 FINALLY, HOWEVER, HE CAME INTO HIS OWN AS THE RULER OVER ISRAEL.
  • 26:16 HE DIDN'T ALWAYS RULE HIMSELF WELL, HOWEVER,
  • 26:19 AND SO WE NOTE HOW THE MAN WAS BESTED BY THE DARKER SIDE OF HIS OWN NATURE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 26:24 GOD'S GRACE STILL PREVAILED IN HIS LIFE.
  • 26:28 AND DAVID IS A STORY OF GOD'S GRACE.
  • 26:30 IN FACT, JESUS WAS KNOWN AS THE SON OF DAVID.
  • 26:34 THE BIBLE PREDICTED THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD COME FROM HIM AND WE TOLD THAT STORY AND MORE.
  • 26:39 THANK YOU FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY.
  • 26:41 AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:42 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:45 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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