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Series: “The Dark Prince”
When the Devil Has His Day
Dr. Jeffrey Seif takes readers through Bible texts that speak about the devil. Introductory in nature, The Dark Prince gives individuals a behind-the-scenes look at Evil’s workings at the ragged edge of human history, and its ultimate uprooting when Christ returns.
Episode: “Satan’s Rise and Demise in Genesis”
Though Genesis talks about the dawn of Creation and the good Earth that followed, it focuses on how Creation strayed and who is responsible. This series opener discusses Satan’s emergence and God’s plan to crush him when Satan arises to rule the world at the dusk of human history.

Caption transcript for The Dark Prince: “Satan’s Rise and Demise in Genesis” (1/10)

  • 00:38 HOW YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM HEAVEN LUCIFER, SON OF THE MORNING,
  • 00:42 YOU SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL TO THE DEPTHS OF THE PIT
  • 00:47 AND ALL WHO GAZE UPON YOU WILL WONDER...
  • 00:51 "IS THIS THE MAN THAT MADE THE NATIONS TREMBLE?"
  • 01:04 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:06 JEFFREY SEIF HERE AND PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER ADDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:12 WE'RE PRESENTING A SERIES ON THE DEVIL, A TOUGH SERIES AT ONE LEVEL TO BE SURE.
  • 01:17 IT'S SUBTITLED "WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY" AND IT SEEMS THAT SO MUCH THE CASE THESE DAYS.
  • 01:22 PAUL WILBUR IS GOING TO JOIN US TO LIFT UP OUR SPIRITS, HOWEVER, IN PRAISE
  • 01:27 AS WE CONSIDER ALL THIS AND MORE.
  • 01:29 AND NOW OFF WE GO TO JERUSALEM TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES TO BEGIN OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD'S WORD.
  • 01:37 THEY'RE GOING TO THINK HE'S THE SOLUTION
  • 01:40 BUT REALLY HE'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 01:44 THE RELIGIOUS ARE GOING TO THINK THAT HE'S THE ANSWER TO PRAYERS.
  • 01:49 TRUTH BE KNOWN, HOWEVER, AND LITTLE BE KNOWN THAT HE'S THE REASON FOR THE PRAYERS.
  • 01:56 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 01:58 IT'S THAT HE WHO COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT IS REALLY THE DREADED PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
  • 02:07 AND THIS SERIES LOOKS AT HIS DAYS AND LOOKS AT HIS WAYS.
  • 02:16 ISAIAH SPOKE ABOUT HIM IN THE 14TH CHAPTER.
  • 02:19 HE SPOKE IN VERSE 12 OF LUCIFER, SON OF THE DAWN, SAYING THERE "HOW YOU HAVE FALLEN".
  • 02:29 NEVER MIND HIS DEMISE FOR THE MOMENT OUR STORY BEGINS WITH HIS RISE FIRST
  • 02:36 AND LIKE THE SUN HE'S REFERRED TO AS "LUCIFER", A LATIN EPITHET MEANING "LIGHT BEARER".
  • 02:46 DARKNESS COVERS THE EARTH, A COLD EARTH
  • 02:52 AND THEN THE LIGHT ARISES AND DISPLACES THE PREVAILING DARKNESS
  • 02:57 AND THEY GO "AH, HOPE AT LAST".
  • 03:01 A WORLD THAT'S STAGGERING, INTOXICATED BY ITS OWN MISERIES,
  • 03:07 UNABLE TO LIFT ITSELF AND MOVE ITSELF FORWARD SAYS, "AHA, NOW...."
  • 03:13 LITTLE DO THEY KNOW, HOWEVER, THAT NOW IS THE DAY OF DARKNESS.
  • 03:20 THIS SERIES SPEAKS TO THESE DREADED DAYS AS WE CONSIDER THE DEVIL AND HIS VARIOUS WAYS.
  • 03:28 WE BEGIN IN THE BOOK GENESIS
  • 03:34 AND WE CONSIDER HOW THIS EVIL PERSONALITY MADE HIS ENTRANCE ONTO THE STAGE OF THE HUMAN DRAMA.
  • 03:40 AND WE LOOK AT JOB...WE SEE THIS CONTEST OVER HOW JOB IS GOING TO CARRY HIMSELF.
  • 03:48 WILL HE LET HIS CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSE HIM TO CURSE GOD?
  • 03:53 THERE'S THIS CONTEST OVER THE MAN'S LIFE WITH THE DEVIL AS THE PRINCIPLE ACTOR.
  • 03:59 WE'LL LOOK AT THE PROPHETS...ISAIAH BEING ONE, WHOM WE JUST CONSIDERED...
  • 04:05 A SISTER PASSAGE IN EZEKIEL WHERE MORE IS SAID ABOUT THE DEVIL THERE
  • 04:10 THAN ELSEWHERE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT STORY IT SEEMS.
  • 04:13 ...AND DANIEL, A FAMOUS BOOK THAT TALKS ABOUT THE DARK PRINCE.
  • 04:20 OH FRIENDS I LOVE COMING TO YOU FROM HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:26 JERUSALEM BEHIND ME IS IN A HAZE MATERIALLY,
  • 04:31 BUT THAT PALES IN COMPARISON TO THE HAZE THAT WILL DESCEND UPON THIS CAPITAL CITY
  • 04:38 AND THIS WORLD IN THE DAY WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY.
  • 04:44 THOUGH I'M MORE GIVEN TO WANTING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD...JESUS
  • 04:50 ...AND THOUGH I PLAN TO DO JUST THAT,
  • 04:54 BEFORE DOING THAT IN THIS SERIES WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO THE DEEP, DARK RECESSES OF THE BIBLICAL STORY
  • 05:04 AND CONSIDER THE DARK PRINCE AS WE LOOK AT THE STORY OF WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY.
  • 05:15 IT WILL BE THE DAWNING OF A NEW AGE FOR THAT'S WHAT HE'LL HAVE THE WORLD BELIEVE.
  • 05:20 AND THEY WILL BELIEVE THIS ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 05:26 (Spokesman) I WILL SAY THAT HE GAVE A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE
  • 05:28 AS TO HOW OUR ALLIES CAN OVERCOME THIS SITUATION.
  • 05:34 (Reporter) CAN YOU SAY WHEN THIS MIGHT HAPPEN?
  • 05:38 THE WAYS OF SATAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN CUNNING ESPECIALLY IN UNSETTLING TIMES.
  • 05:42 SO IT WILL BE IN THE END.
  • 06:08 THE APOSTLE JOHN WAS KNOWN AS THE DISCIPLE WHOM JESUS LOVED.
  • 06:14 THAT FATEFUL EVENING HE LAY CLOSE TO JESUS' BREAST
  • 06:20 AND IT WAS ON THAT VERY NIGHT WHEN SOMEONE IN THEIR PARTY LEFT THE TABLE,
  • 06:25 BESTED BY THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS AS HE WAS, JOHN SAYS THAT WHEN THE DEVIL ENTERED INTO HIM
  • 06:34 OFF HE WENT TO TAKE CARE OF HIS BUSINESS.
  • 06:39 AND IN THIS SERIES IT'S OUR JOB TO EXPLORE WHAT BUSINESS THAT IS.
  • 06:45 IN JOHN CHAPTER 12, JOHN CALLS THE DEVIL "THE RULER OF THIS WORLD".
  • 06:51 LATER ON AS HE WRITES EPISTLES TO CONSTITUENTS
  • 06:57 HE SAYS IN CHAPTER 5, VERSE 19 OF FIRST JOHN,
  • 07:12 UNPLEASANT AS IT IS ITS OUR JOB IN THIS SERIES TO EXPLORE THE POWER OF THAT WICKED ONE
  • 07:22 AND HIS KINGDOM AS WE LOOK AT VARIOUS BIBLICAL PASSAGES
  • 07:28 THAT GIVES US INSIGHT INTO THE NETHERWORLD, THE NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS,
  • 07:34 AND CONSIDER THE FORCES THAT ARE DRIVING DEATH, DECAY, DESPAIR AND DISORIENTATION.
  • 07:43 PREVIOUSLY IN THIS VERY EPISTLE JOHN WENT ON RECORD SPEAKING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST
  • 07:52 AND WHAT HE SAID BACK THEN IS TRUER NOW THAN EVER.
  • 07:59 JOHN SAID IN CHAPTER 2, VERSE 18,
  • 08:19 ON THE ONE HAND THERE IS "THE ANTI-CHRIST", THIS NEFARIOUS, THIS INHERENTLY EVIL PERSON
  • 08:31 ...AND NOT JUST THAT...IN ADVANCE OF HIS COMING
  • 08:36 HIS MINIONS ARE DISPATCHED FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL THROUGH HISTORY.
  • 08:41 JOHN SAYS EVEN AS MANY ANTI-CHRISTS HAVE COME...
  • 08:46 EVEN SO ONE IN PARTICULAR WILL ARISE.
  • 08:53 FRIENDS, WHAT WAS TRUE THEN IS TRUER NOW AS HISTORY MOVES FORWARD TO THE DAY
  • 09:02 WHEN THE FINAL SHOWDOWN OCCURS IN ADVANCE OF WHICH THE WORLD'S GOING TO HEAT UP,
  • 09:11 THE KETTLE'S GOING TO BE BURNING AND ITS GOING TO BE FERMENTING INTERNALLY WITH SHAME,
  • 09:17 DISCONTENT AND VARIOUS MISERIES SPIRITED ALONG BY THIS PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
  • 09:25 OH THEY THINK HIM TO BE GOOD...TRUTH BE KNOWN HE'S BAD.
  • 09:32 THEY THINK HIM TO BE SPLENDID...WHEN TRUTH BE KNOWN HE'S DECREPIT,
  • 09:39 THE RULER OF THIS WORLD AND IT'S TO HIS STORY THAT WE'LL NOW ATTEND.
  • 09:51 SPLENDID IN EXPLOIT BUT VILE IN ASPIRATION, WHO CAN QUESTION PROSPERITY?
  • 09:59 WHO DARES VOICE OBJECTION TO PEACE?
  • 10:03 HE'S BROUGHT ECONOMIC STABILITY AND NOW TO A WORLD ON THE BRINK OF WAR HE'S BROUGHT RESOLUTION.
  • 10:11 THE FALLEN ANGEL HAS BECOME THE PRINCE OF DECEPTION...
  • 10:15 TO AN EMPIRE OVER WHICH HE REINS SUPREME.
  • 10:32 NONE OF US LIKE TO BE OWNED.
  • 10:35 NO MAN WANTS TO BE A SLAVE.
  • 10:38 WE WANT TO BE FREE, WE WANT TO BE AUTONOMOUS
  • 10:42 BUT THIS EVIL PERSONALITY, THIS DECEIVER GETS THE BETTER OF MEN AND WOMEN
  • 10:50 AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.
  • 10:54 COMING TO YOU FROM JERUSALEM WITH AN OMINOUS HAZE BEHIND ME
  • 11:01 THAT REMINDS ME OF WHAT WILL DESCEND UPON THIS CITY AND THIS WORLD AT SOME POINT IN TIME
  • 11:12 OUT THERE IN THE WORLD FROM THIS PLACE.
  • 11:17 I WANT TO LOOK AT A BOOK THAT WAS WRITTEN IN MANY RESPECTS TO, FOR AND ABOUT PEOPLE AND EVENTS
  • 11:25 IN THIS PLACE AND CONSIDER THIS INHERENTLY EVIL PERSON,
  • 11:32 THIS DECEIVER REFERRED TO BY JOHN PREVIOUSLY AS THE ANTI-CHRIST,
  • 11:40 THIS ONE WHO COMES AND EVER SO STEALTHFULLY GETS THE WORLD IN HIS GRIP.
  • 11:51 LONG BEFORE JOHN SPOKE OF THIS ANTI-CHRIST
  • 11:58 THE PROPHET DANIEL ENVISIONED
  • 12:02 THE EMERGENCE OF THIS EVIL RULER AND THIS WICKED EMPIRE.
  • 12:10 HE SPEAKS OF A PERSON WHO BY STEALTH, WHO BY FLATTERY,
  • 12:16 WHO THROUGH INTRIGUE GETS THE BETTER OF PEOPLE.
  • 12:22 IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN VICTIMIZED BY SOMEONE WHO EVER SO SUBTLY PULLED THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES
  • 12:30 THEN YOU'LL UNDERSTAND IN WAYS THAT OTHERS CAN'T,
  • 12:34 THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING DUPED AND THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN THE CLUTCHES OF SOMEONE
  • 12:43 AND HAVING TROUBLE EXTRICATING OURSELVES FROM THAT POWER.
  • 12:49 DANIEL SAYS IN CHAPTER 11, IN VERSE 35 AT A PARTICULAR TIME, AN APPOINTED TIME,
  • 12:58 WHAT HE REFERS TO IN THE LITERATURE AS THE TIME OF THE END...
  • 13:03 HE SAYS THAT A KING WILL DO ACCORDING TO HIS WILL,
  • 13:07 THAT HE'LL EXALT AND MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD...
  • 13:13 TRUTH BE KNOWN, THERE'S ONLY ONE....
  • 13:16 BUT THIS PERSON JUST HAS THE WORLD IN HIS GRIP,
  • 13:20 ALL OF WORLD RELIGION COW TOWS TO HIM AS DO THE SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS ALIKE.
  • 13:27 IT CAN BE SAID OF THEM, QUOTE, "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS".
  • 13:35 HE SPEAKS BLASPHEMIES AGAINST GOD....THIS WICKED PERSON WHO DECEIVES, WHO PLUNDERS...
  • 13:44 AND HE PROSPERS UNTIL THE WRATH HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.
  • 13:50 HIS REIGN GOES OUT EVER SO FAR...THIS FAR...AND NO MORE.
  • 13:58 THIS IS BUT THE FIRST OF A TEN PART SERIES WHEN WE CONSIDER THE REIGN OF THE DARK PRINCE.
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  • 16:03 ISRAEL, PEOPLE COMING TO KNOW JESUS, ITS ALL HERE...GET IT.
  • 16:07 TALKING ABOUT GETTING IT...IF YOU'D LIKE WE HAVE AN OFFER ON THE PROGRAM COMING UP LATER,
  • 16:12 A SERIES,"ISRAEL, THE CHURCH AND THE FUTURE".
  • 16:16 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT THIS IS FOR YOU.
  • 16:24 FROM THE DARK SHADOWS OF THE ABYSS HE ENTERS, STEALTH-LIKE
  • 16:31 ...WITHIN HIS OWN EVIL MONARCH SURROUNDED BY FORCES OF THE UNDERWORLD
  • 16:37 HE EXALTS IN HIS LETHAL MIGHT.
  • 16:40 FOR MILLENNIA THIS DARK SINISTER SPIRIT HAS ROAMED FREELY ABOUT THE PLANET
  • 16:48 DERANGING, DISTURBING, DEVOURING...COUNTERING GOD'S EVERY MOVE.
  • 17:02 AND IT ALL STARTED IN A LUSH UTTERLY PRISTINE PARADISE...THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
  • 17:11 AS THE SUN SETS OVER JERUSALEM ONE MORE TIME
  • 17:18 AND JUST BEFORE DARKNESS LITERALLY ENGULFS THIS CITY
  • 17:23 LET ME SAY LOOKING AT THE BIBLE STORY THAT AT ONE POINT IN TIME THE LIGHT WILL BE DISPLACED
  • 17:30 OVER THIS AREA AND DARKNESS WILL INDEED PREVAIL.
  • 17:37 WRITING TO THE THESSALONIANS PAUL SPOKE OF THAT DAY WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY.
  • 17:45 AND HE SAID IN CHAPTER 2, VERSE 3,
  • 18:28 AND THEN IN VERSE 5 HE CHIDES THEM A LITTLE, PAUL DOES SAYING,
  • 18:39 LET ME JUST PAUSE THERE FOR A MINUTE AND ASK YOU THE QUESTION
  • 18:42 "TO WHAT EXTENT ARE PEOPLE TEACHING THESE THINGS?"
  • 18:48 PAUL SAYS, "COME ON GUYS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS".
  • 18:51 WE LOOKED AT GOD'S STORY AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 18:59 THIS IS A STORY NEVER TOLD OR RARELY TOLD,
  • 19:02 BUT A STORY THAT'S NOW BEING TOLD THROUGH THIS MINISTRY
  • 19:07 NOT JUST COAST TO COAST BUT AROUND THE WORLD AS WE LOOK AT THE BIBLE
  • 19:14 AND SEE WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE DAY WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY,
  • 19:20 THIS WICKED PERSON, THIS SON OF PERDITION WHO HAS THE WORLD IN HIS CLUTCHES
  • 19:28 BUT WHO AT SOME POINT IN TIME IS FINALLY BESTED BY THE LORD WHEN HE RETURNS WITH HIS SAINTS WITH HIM
  • 19:39 AND TAKES THIS PERSON, BINDS HIM, THROWS HIM INTO A PIT FOR A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME
  • 19:47 TO RELEASE HIM THEN SHORTLY ONLY TO THEN UTTERLY DESTROY HIM
  • 19:55 AND THEN BRING ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS A NEW HEAVEN, A NEW EARTH
  • 20:01 AND FELICITY IN CREATION FINALLY.
  • 20:07 OUR STORY BEGINS IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS IN GAN-EDEN
  • 20:12 AND IN THE NEXT PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO GO THERE AND SEE WHEN SATAN VITIATED HUMANITY
  • 20:21 WHEN HE DEFILED THE SPECIES.
  • 20:24 AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE BIBLICAL DRAMA
  • 20:29 AND CONSIDER VARIOUS WAYS WHEN THIS PERSON IS TALKED ABOUT
  • 20:33 AND HOW WE LEARN HOW TO GET THE BETTER OF THE INHERENTLY EVIL PERSON
  • 20:38 UNTIL SUCH TIME AS LORD HIMSELF RETURNS
  • 20:43 AND WITH HIS SO DOING BRINGS ABOUT THE TRIUMPHANT KINGDOM.
  • 20:48 AND NOW IN PROCLAMATION OF OUR LORD'S TRIUMPHANT KINGDOM HERE'S PAUL WILBUR IN SONG.
  • 20:57 (Paul) HALLELUJAH!
  • 20:58 ♪LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM♪
  • 21:02 ♪OF ISAAC AND ISRAEL♪
  • 21:07 ♪COME PURIFY US WITH YOUR HOLY FIRE♪
  • 21:13 ♪YOU ARE GOD♪
  • 21:15 ♪YOU ARE THE HOLY ONE,♪
  • 21:19 ♪HIGHLY EXALTED ONE♪
  • 21:23 ♪AND WE SURRENDER TO YOUR SOVEREIGN WILL♪
  • 21:31 ♪OH, LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM♪
  • 21:37 ♪FOR THE LORD, HE IS GOD♪
  • 21:41 ♪FOR THE LORD, HE IS OUR GOD♪
  • 21:46 ♪AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVERMORE EVERMORE...♪
  • 21:54 ♪YOU ARE THE HOLY ONE,♪
  • 21:58 ♪HIGHLY EXALTED ONE♪
  • 22:03 ♪WE'VE COME TO WORSHIP AT YOUR HOLY HILL♪
  • 22:12 ♪YOU ARE THE HOLY ONE,♪
  • 22:16 ♪HIGHLY EXALTED ONE♪
  • 22:21 ♪AND WE SURRENDER TO YOUR SOVEREIGN WILL♪
  • 22:27 ♪OH, LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM♪
  • 22:43 (PEOPLE CLAPPING)
  • 22:44 TRUMPET SOUNDING
  • 22:48 (Paul) HALLELUJAH!
  • 22:53 WELL YOU'VE SEEN HIM IN ISRAEL AND HEARD HIM IN ISRAEL
  • 22:56 AND NOW IN OUR STUDIO,
  • 22:58 PAUL WILBUR I LOVE HAVING YOU HERE BUDDY.
  • 23:00 THANK YOU,
  • 23:01 IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH YOU JEFF.
  • 23:02 WE'RE OLD FRIENDS.
  • 23:03 LONG TIME AND NOW IT CONTINUES.
  • 23:05 ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 23:06 YEAH, I HOPE MY WIFE IS WATCHING THIS
  • 23:08 CAUSE SHE SAID I COULDN'T HAVE A FRIEND
  • 23:09 FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME EXCEPT HER.
  • 23:11 AND WE'RE BREAKING THAT CURSE.
  • 23:12 THAT'S RIGHT, SO PATTY I HOPE YOU'RE WATCHING BABE!
  • 23:15 NOW LISTEN, JOKING ASIDE
  • 23:17 YOU'RE JUST ALL ABOUT PRAISE AND WORSHIP AREN'T YA?
  • 23:20 YEAH IT GOES WAY BACK TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY WHERE I MET OUR MESSIAH.
  • 23:26 I WAS WORKING ON A MASTERS DEGREE, I HAD DONE BACHELORS,
  • 23:28 I'D BEEN TO EUROPE, STUDIED PRIVATELY...I REALLY WANTED TO BE A CANTOR.
  • 23:33 WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN THE TEMPLE MY VOICE TEACHER WAS THE CANTOR AT THE TEMPLE,
  • 23:37 DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND AND THAT'S THE TRACK I WAS ON.
  • 23:40 WHEN I WENT TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY TO FURTHER THAT AND GET A MASTERS DEGREE
  • 23:45 I WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE MESSIAH OF OUR PEOPLE
  • 23:48 AND ITS BEEN AN AMAZING JOURNEY EVER SINCE.
  • 23:51 AND THE LORD SAID YOU "CAN'T". (LAUGHING) >>EXACTLY!
  • 23:53 PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW A CANTOR IS A MUSIC MINISTER IN A JEWISH CONGREGATION.
  • 23:56 EXACTLY...A WORSHIP LEADER IN A TEMPLE.
  • 23:58 I'M SURE THAT YOU CAN EXPLAIN IT BETTER THAN ME.
  • 24:00 WELL, MAYBE. I HOPE.
  • 24:02 YOU CAN EXPLAIN A LOT OF THINGS
  • 24:03 AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.
  • 24:05 YOU KNOW OUR PREDECESSOR, ZOLA,
  • 24:07 GRADUATED FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC.
  • 24:10 HE WAS A MUSICIAN AND A THEOLOGIAN.
  • 24:12 HERE I'M SOMETHING OF A THEOLOGIAN
  • 24:14 YOU'RE SOMETHING OF A MUSICIAN
  • 24:15 ...BATMAN AND ROBIN
  • 24:16 ...WE'RE GOIN AFTER IT!
  • 24:17 NOW YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 24:20 HE'S GOING TO BE TEACHING THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES ON PROPHECY.
  • 24:24 THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT BRINGS YOU INTO GOD'S TIMELESS WORD,
  • 24:27 SPEAKING A FRESH WORD THAT SPEAKS SO MUCH TO TODAY.
  • 24:32 WHEN WE HEAR A SERMON ON PROPHECY WHICH ISN'T VERY OFTEN
  • 24:35 AFTER ALL THE CHURCHES HAS ABOUT DROPPED THE SUBJECT,
  • 24:38 LIKEWISE THE SEMINARIES.
  • 24:39 I DON'T KNOW WHY EXACTLY...IT'S THE HEART OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 24:42 BUT STILL WHEN WE DO SO STUDY SOME PROPHECY WE TYPICALLY STUDY THE TRIBULATION PERIOD,
  • 24:48 THE ANTI-CHRIST, ARMAGEDDON, STUFF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE UNBELIEVER.
  • 24:52 WELL, THE TRUTH IS THE BIBLE DETAILS THESE THINGS CAREFULLY AS A WITNESS.
  • 24:57 IF ONLY TO WAKE PEOPLE UP IT TELLS YOU THAT THE FUTURE WITHOUT THE MESSIAH IS VERY BLEAK,
  • 25:04 THAT THERE'S TROUBLE COMING.
  • 25:06 IT'S A LITTLE LIKE NOAH...YOU KNOW THE LORD COMPARED HIS SECOND COMING...
  • 25:10 HE TALKED ABUT THE WORLD AS BEING LIKE IN THE DAYS OF NOAH.
  • 25:13 WELL THE DAYS OF NOAH...I MEAN HERE HE WAS BUILDING A BIG SHIP
  • 25:16 AND OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE CAME BY BUT THEY LAUGHED AT HIM.
  • 25:19 THE BIBLE, HOWEVER, CALLS PEOPLE'S ATTENTION TO A DIRE FUTURE IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE
  • 25:24 IN ORDER TO GET YOU TO CONSIDER IT, IN ORDER TO GET YOU TO BELIEVE.
  • 25:28 BUT ONCE WE ARE SAVED IT'S A DIFFERENT MATTER.
  • 25:32 NOW WE LOOK FORWARD TO A VERY HAPPY FUTURE.
  • 25:36 IT'S A SCARY WORLD IN SO MANY WAYS.
  • 25:39 HOW ABOUT YOU PAUL,
  • 25:40 IS YOUR INNER MOOD
  • 25:42 STRESSED OUT BECAUSE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN?
  • 25:45 NO JEFF ITS NOT
  • 25:46 AND ONE REASON IS BECAUSE GOD INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 25:52 KING DAVID, THE SINGING PROPHET,
  • 25:53 WROTE ABOUT THAT IN PSALM 22, VERSE 3.
  • 25:56 AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SONGS THAT I'VE EVER RECORDED, BEST KNOWN,
  • 26:02 IS "DAYS OF ELIJAH"
  • 26:03 AND CERTAINLY THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH.
  • 26:06 WHEN WE READ IN MALACHI, CHAPTER 4,
  • 26:09 IT STARTS DARK,
  • 26:11 IT TALKS ABOUT DESTRUCTION,
  • 26:12 BUT THEN THERE'S THIS WONDERFUL VERSE
  • 26:14 RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT SMALL CHAPTER AND IT SAYS,
  • 26:18 "BUT FOR YOU WHO HONOR MY NAME".
  • 26:20 THERE'S DESTRUCTION ALL AROUND
  • 26:22 BUT THE LORD SAYS,
  • 26:29 THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES
  • 26:31 BUT THERE IS A SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 26:33 THAT'S SUCH A GOOD WORD TOO
  • 26:35 BECAUSE WE ARE SO BOMBARDED WITH FEAR AND DOUBT AND DESPAIR.
  • 26:38 WE DO WELL TO BE REMINDED THERE'S A GOOD GOD
  • 26:40 AND HE INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 26:43 ABSOLUTELY,
  • 26:44 THIS GOD WHO INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE
  • 26:47 CHANGES THE VERY ATMOSPHERE AROUND US
  • 26:50 AND OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AS WE PRAISE HIM.
  • 26:53 YES HE DOES
  • 26:54 AND I HOPE YOUR ATMOSPHERE HAS BEEN CHANGED.
  • 26:56 THANK YOU FOR JOING US ON THIS PROGRAM.
  • 26:58 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 27:01 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Satan’s Rise and Demise in Genesis
  2. Satan in Biblical History
  3. The Ruler of this World
  4. To Steal, Kill and Destroy
  5. Deceit, Betrayal, and Coming Miseries
  6. Armageddon and the Final Conflict
  7. The Collapse of an Intoxicated World
  8. The Second Coming!
  9. The Experts Speak, Part 1
  10. The Experts Speak, Part 2

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