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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: “Deceit, Betrayal, and Coming Miseries”
The devil’s principal tools—deceit and betrayal—were first noted in the Garden of Eden. We look at Jesus’ agony and betrayal—also in a garden—and the flurry of miseries that will be unleashed on this planet before the garden paradise is restored, as promised in Revelation.

Caption transcript for The Dark Prince: “Deceit, Betrayal, and Coming Miseries” (5/10)

  • 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,
  • 00:50 "IS THIS THE MAN THAT MADE THE NATIONS TREMBLE?"
  • 00:59 WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY
  • 01:05 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:07 JEFFREY SEIF HERE WITH ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:10 AND I AM THRILLED THAT YOU HAVE TUNED US IN.
  • 01:13 TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE DEVIL IN THIS SERIES WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY.
  • 01:18 WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE HIS PR PEOPLE BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE BIBLE.
  • 01:21 WE NOTE BY THE WAY THAT THE DEVIL STRUCK IN EDEN, HE STRUCK IN GETHSEMANE;
  • 01:26 HE HAS A THING FOR GARDENS.
  • 01:28 WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT STORY TODAY IN THIS SERIES
  • 01:30 AND WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR FRIEND PAUL WILBUR AGAIN AS HE LIFTS OUR HEARTS IN PRAISE.
  • 01:43 AND WITH JUDAS CAME A CROWD ARMED WITH SWORDS AND CLUBS.
  • 01:49 NOW THE BETRAYER HAD ARRANGED A SIGNAL.
  • 01:51 "THE ONE I KISS IS THE MAN."
  • 01:54 (DEVIL LAUGHING)
  • 01:55 "ARREST HIM AND LEAD HIM AWAY UNDER GUARD."
  • 02:01 THE BETRAYER, THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST LINGERING IN SHADOWS
  • 02:06 YET TODAY REVELS BUT FOR A SEASON.
  • 02:10 (DEVIL LAUGHING)
  • 02:15 WHEN INDIVIDUALS READ THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 02:17 THEY'RE INTRODUCED TO A NUMBER OF THINGS AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, A NUMBER OF PLACES;
  • 02:21 THIS ONE BEING BUT ONE.
  • 02:26 THE DECAPOLIS IS A TERM THAT NEW TESTAMENT READERS ARE INTRODUCED TO SPEAK OF 10 CITIES IN ISRAEL, GREEK CITIES.
  • 02:36 AND HERE I AM COMING TO YOU FROM THE LARGEST OF THEM, BETH-SHAN,
  • 02:41 A MASSIVE FACILITY HERE, A MAJOR CITY IN A NETWORK OF GREEK CITIES.
  • 02:48 AND YOU CAN TELL ITS VERY GREEK BY THE WAY, IT'S VERY LATINIZED, ROMANIZED
  • 02:52 AS YOU LOOK AROUND HERE IN THIS GREAT THEATRE WHERE PEOPLE WERE GIVEN TO GIVING PLAYS.
  • 03:02 ACTORS ADORNED THIS STAGE TO TAKE ON ROLES THAT WERE NOT THEIR OWN BY NATURE
  • 03:10 BUT WERE THEIR OWN BY ASSIGNMENT.
  • 03:13 AND EVEN NOW AS I MAKE MY WAY AROUND THIS SITE
  • 03:16 WORKERS ARE BUSYING THEMSELVES TO PREPARE FOR THE PLETHORA OF PILGRIMS WHO VISIT THIS PLACE
  • 03:22 AND PLACES ALL AROUND ISRAEL TO THIS VERY DAY.
  • 03:28 AND IT'S FROM THIS PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WERE GIVING TO ACTING.
  • 03:32 I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT SOME OF THE WORST ACTING IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
  • 03:38 IN THIS SERIES WE'RE LOOKING AT WHEN THE DEVIL HAD HIS DAY
  • 03:42 AND THE GOSPEL WRITERS TELL US THAT THE DEVIL HAD ENTERED INTO THE PERSON OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
  • 03:52 WITH THE NET RESULT THEN THAT HE WAS GIVEN OVER TO DOING THE DEVIL'S BIDDING.
  • 03:58 AND WHAT DID HE DO?
  • 04:00 IN LUKE CHAPTER 22 WE'RE TOLD THAT HE BETRAYED JESUS.
  • 04:05 IN VERSE 3 SATAN ENTERED JUDAS
  • 04:10 AND SO DRIVEN THEN THAT THIS JUDAS WENT HIS WAY
  • 04:16 AND CONFERRED WITH INDIVIDUALS HOW THEY MIGHT BETRAY JESUS TO THEM.
  • 04:23 WHEN WE CONSIDER THE PERSON, THE DEVIL AND HIS WORK
  • 04:30 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT BETRAYAL AND DECEIT ARE SOME OF THE TOOLS IN HIS BOX
  • 04:37 AND HE USES THEM OFTEN AND HE USES THEM WELL.
  • 04:43 IN FACT EVEN IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE THE STORY OF DANTE'S INFERNO WAS A CLASSIC THAT SAID
  • 04:49 IN THE LOWEST AND THE LOWEST, THE LOWEST PART OF HELL
  • 04:52 WAS A PLACE RESERVED FOR THE LIKES OF JUDAS ISCARIOT AND THE ILK THAT BETRAYS.
  • 05:01 I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR THE STORY OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
  • 05:07 AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD "BETRAYAL"
  • 05:11 BUT I DO KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT ITS BEYOND JUST MERE DISAPPOINTMENT
  • 05:17 AND THAT IS IT REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HURTS
  • 05:23 WHEN SOMEONE WITHIN OUR INNER WORLD PUTS A DAGGER TO OUR THROAT
  • 05:29 OR WORST YET, A KNIFE IN OUR BACK,
  • 05:31 WE DON'T EVEN SEE IT COMING.
  • 05:34 WELL JUDAS SAW THIS COMING; HE COULD FEEL THE FERMENTING DISCONTENT WITHIN HIM.
  • 05:39 COMPLICATED AS HE IS I DON'T CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND HIM.
  • 05:41 JESUS SAW IT COMING
  • 05:43 AND I KNOW THAT AS WE CONTINUE OUR STORY ON THIS DARK PRINCE AND CONSIDER WICKEDNESS
  • 05:49 YOU'LL SEE MORE COMING AS WE LOOK AT THE DEVIL AND HIS WAYS.
  • 05:58 BEHOLD A WHITE HORSE AND ITS RIDER HELD A BOW AND A CROWN WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM.
  • 06:05 THIS THE IMAGE OF AN IMPENDING APOCALYPSE AS PICTURED BY JOHN IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
  • 06:12 THIS RIDER, A PRINCELY SORT, A DECEIVER AND COUNTERFEIT.
  • 06:17 AND EVIL WENT FORTH CONQUERING AND TO CONQUER.
  • 06:27 I THINK THAT IF SOMEONE'S IN A SWORD FIGHT THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO KNOW IT.
  • 06:31 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SWORD FIGHT AND GETTING SHOT BY AN ARROW
  • 06:34 IS YOU MIGHT NOT SEE THE ARROW COMING.
  • 06:37 I MENTION THAT BECAUSE IT'S LIKE WITH BETRAYAL, YOU DON'T SEE IT COMING.
  • 06:41 WHEN I OPEN UP THE BIBLE I SEE SOME THINGS COMING, HOWEVER, AND THEY'RE NOT VERY GOOD LOOKING.
  • 06:47 IN THE 6TH CHAPTER OF THE BOOK REVELATION WE HAVE THESE APOCALYPTIC HORSEMAN,
  • 06:52 THESE HORSES ARE LET LOOSE OUT OF THE STABLE
  • 06:56 AND THEY BRING WITH THEM MISERIES BEYOND COMPREHENSION AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 07:01 IN CHAPTER 6, VERSE 2 THERE'S A WHITE HORSE THAT COMES
  • 07:05 AND THE ARRIVAL OF THIS ONE IS TYPIFIED BY CONQUEST.
  • 07:11 I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN OVERRUN, IF YOU'VE BEEN CONQUERED BEFORE,
  • 07:15 BUT IT SEEMS THAT WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY CONQUERING IS ON THE MENU.
  • 07:20 SIMILARLY IN VERSES 3 AND 4
  • 07:23 THIS FIERY RED HORSE COMES FORTH AND THIS ONE TAKES PEACE FROM THE EARTH IN VERSE 4
  • 07:31 AND IS BENT ON STIMULATING PEOPLE TO KILL NOT JUST TO CONQUER.
  • 07:37 AND WE'RE TOLD THAT GIVEN THIS RIDER IS THIS TERRIBLY GREAT SWORD
  • 07:42 AND HE UNLEASHES IT FROM HIS SHEATH AND HE DOES WHAT HE DOES.
  • 07:47 SIMILARLY THEN IN VERSES 5 AND 6
  • 07:49 THERE'S ANOTHER HORSE THAT COMES AND THE RIDER IS HOLDING SCALES.
  • 07:54 AND THE LANGUAGE HERE IS INTERESTING,
  • 07:55 IT SEEMS TO HEARKEN TO AN ECONOMY GONE BAD.
  • 07:59 THERE'S MENTION HERE OF FOOD STAPLES PURCHASED BY X AMOUNT OF MONEY,
  • 08:06 GOING BACK TO AN ANCIENT SYSTEM IN JESUS' DAY.
  • 08:09 THIS RIDER GOES FORTH AND CALLS FORTH EARNING POWER FOR VARIOUS STAPLE GOODS
  • 08:16 AND AGAIN THIS REMINDS ME OF HAVING THE ECONOMY IN THE CLUTCHES IN HIS GRIPS.
  • 08:22 WE'RE LOOKING HERE AT A WORLD GONE BAD.
  • 08:24 WE'RE LOOKING HERE AT FORCES BEING UNLEASHED ON THE PLANET
  • 08:29 AND IT REALLY IS SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.
  • 08:31 QUITE FRANKLY IT'S NOT AN EASY STORY TO TELL.
  • 08:34 AS I READ ON THROUGH IN VERSES 7 AND 8
  • 08:37 THERE'S THIS OTHER PALE HORSE THAT COMES AND SAT ON IT WAS SOMEONE NAMED "DEATH".
  • 08:42 WE'RE TOLD..."AND THE NAME OF HIM WHO SAT ON IT WAS DEATH".
  • 08:46 YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE NAMES,
  • 08:48 THERE'S "GRACE",
  • 08:49 THERE'S "CHARITY",
  • 08:50 BUT "DEATH".
  • 08:52 AND HADES FOLLOWED HIM AND POWER WAS GIVEN TO THEM OVER A FORTH OF THE EARTH
  • 08:58 TO KILL WITH THE SWORD, WITH HUNGER, WITH DEATH AND BY BEASTS OF THE EARTH.
  • 09:05 WHEN I READ THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTING IT SEEMS TO ME HERE THAT THIS IS A WORLD GONE WILD,
  • 09:12 THIS IS A WORLD GONE BAD.
  • 09:14 THIS ISN'T JUST THE WILD, WILD, WEST...
  • 09:16 IT'S NOT LIKE THERE'S A CIVILIZED PART OF THE WORLD
  • 09:19 AND THEN THERE'S THE FRONTIER WHERE THINGS ARE OUT OF HAND.
  • 09:22 THIS IS A WORLD IN FACT WHERE THINGS ARE OUT OF HAND.
  • 09:26 AND WHAT'S INTERESTING IS EVEN THOUGH ITS OUT OF HAND AT ONE LEVEL, IT REALLY ISN'T.
  • 09:31 AND THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT
  • 09:33 IS REPRESENTED IN THE LITERATURE IS THAT GOD RELEASES THIS STUFF UPON THE PLANET AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 09:38 HE'S PUSHING IT,HE'S PUSHING IT.
  • 09:41 THE DEVIL WHO'S THE RULER OF THIS WORLD ARGUABLY HAS A BETTER TOW HOLD IN IT
  • 09:46 AS HE'S PRESSING, PRESSING.
  • 09:48 THE ARGUMENT IS, IS THE CHURCH HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM IT,
  • 09:51 THE RAPTURE IS SOMETHING THAT BELONGS TO THE PAST AT THIS JUNCTURE
  • 09:56 AND UNTOLD MISERIES ARE LET LOOSE, PUSHING, PUSHING, PUSHING, PUSHING TO THE BRINK.
  • 10:03 THAT'S THE BAD NEWS.
  • 10:05 AND IT'S DESCRIBED AS ONE READS ON THROUGH THE CHAPTER
  • 10:08 WHERE PEOPLE WERE JUST PRAYING FOR DEATH,
  • 10:11 WANTING THE MOUNTAINS "JUST FALL ON ME, CAN YOU END THIS THING?"
  • 10:16 OH IT'S A HORRIBLE SEASON IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE
  • 10:18 IN THIS DAY WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY.
  • 10:23 REVELATION IS AN INTERESTING BOOK.
  • 10:25 IT TALKS ABOUT A WORLD THAT'S SPIRALING INTO DECAY AND TO DESPAIR.
  • 10:31 AND WE AREN'T GOING TO LEAVE YOU THERE WOULD BE A HORRIBLE STORY.
  • 10:34 THERE IS A SILVER LINING IN THIS CLOUD.
  • 10:36 WHAT HAPPENS IS THESE PRESSURES ARE BEING USED TO TURN PEOPLE GOD-WARD
  • 10:40 AND HE IS GOING TO COME SOON
  • 10:42 AND SO EVEN IN THIS WORLD PEOPLE CAN LOOK UP BECAUSE THEIR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.
  • 10:57 A DECEIVER AND COUNTERFEIT.
  • 10:59 AND EVIL WENT FORTH CONQUERING AND TO CONQUER.
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  • 12:00 UNTIL IT FOUND ITS FINAL RESTING PLACE IN KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE ATOP THE VERY SAME MOUNT.
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  • 13:23 THE OFFER IN TODAY'S PROGRAM IS A BOOK THAT I WROTE
  • 13:27 IT IS CALLED
  • 13:28 "THE IRANIAN MENACE IN JEWISH HISTORY AND PROPHECY".
  • 13:33 WHAT I WANT TO DO IS LOOK AND SEE HOW THE ANCIENT JEWS LOOKED
  • 13:37 AND SAW ABOUT A WORLD AT THE RAGGED EDGE OF TIME WHICH BRINGS US TO REVELATION.
  • 13:43 AND OFF WE GO NOW TO HEAR WHAT JOHN HAS TO SAY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 13:57 EVER DILIGENT
  • 13:58 THE DARK DEMONIC SYSTEM OF THE UNDERWORLD COMMANDS THE FORCES OF AN INSIDIOUS PLANET.
  • 14:08 AND THE NUMBER OF THE ARMY WAS 200 MILLION.
  • 14:20 (DEVIL LAUGHING)
  • 14:27 FIRE, SMOKE, BRIMSTONE...
  • 14:30 BY THESE ONE-THIRD OF MANKIND WAS KILLED.
  • 14:36 (DEVIL LAUGHING)
  • 14:50 I'VE WALKED AMONG THE DEAD BEFORE AND I CAN TELL YOU IT'S NOT A HAPPY EXPERIENCE.
  • 14:56 AS A POLICE OFFICER I'VE BEEN AMONG THE DEAD.
  • 14:59 AS A POLICE DETECTIVE I'VE WALKED EVER SO GINGERLY AROUND CRIME SCENES.
  • 15:05 AND AS A CHAPLAIN I'VE HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEAL WITH DEATH, SUICIDE AND THE AFTERMATH
  • 15:12 AND IT'S ALL VERY GUT-WRENCHING.
  • 15:14 YOU NEVER GET USED TO IT.
  • 15:18 I COULD SAY THAT BEYOND WHAT MOST PREACHERS EXPERIENCE
  • 15:22 WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MY SHOULDER I CAN SAY THAT I'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH DEATH.
  • 15:28 BUT I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT NOTHING I EXPERIENCE OR YOU OR ANYBODY CAN EXPERIENCE
  • 15:32 CAN PREPARE US FOR WHAT JOHN IS ENVISIONING HERE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 15:39 HE SEES THE WORLD ABLAZE.
  • 15:42 IN THE 9TH CHAPTER OF REVELATION
  • 15:45 TALKS ABOUT A TRUMPET BLAST'S HERALDING DEVASTATION OF COSMIC PROPORTIONS
  • 15:52 UNLEASHED UPON AN EARTH THAT'S ALREADY WEARIED WITH ITS AFFAIRS.
  • 15:58 AND THE NET RESULT IS DEATH AND CARNAGE IN VARIOUS WAYS.
  • 16:01 AND IN THIS PARTICULAR STORY THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY AND I SAY THAT...
  • 16:08 IT'S NOT JUST SOME CUTE SERIES TITLE.
  • 16:11 THE LORD IS ON RECORD SAYING THAT THE NATURE OF THE DEVIL
  • 16:15 IS TO STEAL, TO KILL AND TO DESTROY; AND HE'S FULL THROTTLE HERE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 16:20 HE'S NOT JUST BEING SHEEPISH;
  • 16:23 HE'S JUST GIVING VENT TO WHAT HE'S ALL ABOUT.
  • 16:26 AND HERE THIS DESTRUCTION EXPRESSES ITSELF IN THE APOCALYPTIC VISION
  • 16:32 OF AN ANGEL HERE UNLEASHING THESE FORCES MARSHALED FROM THE EUPHRATES
  • 16:39 AND JOHN IS SHOCKED BY WHAT HE SEES.
  • 16:41 AS IN NOTHING PREPARED ME FOR THIS DEATH STORY,
  • 16:44 JOHN...NOTHING PREPARED HIM FOR IT.
  • 16:46 HE HAS TO KIND OF APOLOGIZE FOR IT...OR NOT APOLOGIZE BUT TO QUALIFY TO FORCEFULLY SAY
  • 16:51 "LISTEN, I'M JUST TELLING YOU WHAT I SAW."
  • 16:54 WELL LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HE SAW.
  • 16:56 HE IN CHAPTER 9, VERSE 14,
  • 16:59 THESE ANGELS ARE TOLD TO RELEASE THESE FORCES BOUND AT THE EUPHRATES IN VERSE 15
  • 17:05 THAT THEY ARE GOING TO KILL...ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?...
  • 17:08 A THIRD OF HUMANKIND.
  • 17:11 AND THERE'S FOR THOSE FORCES VESTED WITH AUTHORIZATION TO REEK THAT HAVOC WE'RE TOLD,
  • 17:17 THE NUMBER OF THE ARMY OF HORSEMAN WAS 200 MILLION.
  • 17:22 NOW JOHN DIDN'T HAVE A FRAMEWORK TO WORK WITH THOSE NUMBERS.
  • 17:28 REMINDS ME OF WHAT I THINK AND FEEL WHEN I CONSIDER THE ECONOMY AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS...
  • 17:33 WHAT?...THERE EVEN WAS SUCH A THING AS A TRILLION?
  • 17:36 FOR ME MONEY COMES INTO THE HOUSE, I PAY THE BILLS AND PUT A LITTLE IN THE BANK.
  • 17:40 I'M NOT USED TO SUCH VAST SUMS.
  • 17:42 IT'S LIKE THE LORD IS SPEAKING TO HIM...200 MILLION.
  • 17:45 NOW REWIND THE TAPE BACK AT TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, THAT THE EARTH WASN'T THAT POPULATED...
  • 17:51 200 MILLION!
  • 17:53 AND THEN JOHN SAYS, "LISTEN, I HEARD THAT NUMBER."
  • 17:57 I DON'T WANT TO SPEND TIME BEING CUTE ABOUT THE NUMBER AND THE EXPERIENCE
  • 18:01 AND DISTRACT FOCUS FROM WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE
  • 18:04 AND THAT IS A WORLD THAT'S RIGHT AT THE EDGE.
  • 18:08 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHEN THE DEVIL HAS HIS DAY
  • 18:11 THAT THE LORD ALLOWS THE EARTH TO BE PUT RIGHT TO THE BRINK.
  • 18:18 AND EVEN THEN IN THAT STATE ITS INTERESTING WE'RE TOLD IN VERSES 20 AND 21,
  • 18:24 "AND PEOPLE DIDN'T REPENT".
  • 18:27 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT PUSHED TO THE BRINK, AS MANY WOULD HAVE BEEN,
  • 18:30 THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO LOOK INWARD AND UPWARD,
  • 18:33 BE HONEST ABOUT SINS AND REACH UP TO GOD AND GET FORGIVENESS FOR IT.
  • 18:36 BUT TRAGICALLY THEY'RE SO HARDENED IN THEIR MISERIES
  • 18:39 THEY'RE NOT GIVEN TO THAT KIND OF BUSINESS.
  • 18:41 MAY IT BE THAT ME AND YOU ALWAYS FOREVER REMAIN SENSITIVE
  • 18:45 AS WE LOOK UP TO GOD BELIEVING THAT DIFFICULTIES NOTWITHSTANDING
  • 18:48 THAT REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.
  • 18:53 (Jeff speaking) AND NOW IN PRAISE AND ADORATION OF OUR FAITHFUL REDEEMER
  • 18:58 WE ENTER INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING
  • 19:00 AND INTO HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE.
  • 19:04 ♪OH THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH♪
  • 19:07 ♪DECLARING THE WORD OF THE LORD♪
  • 19:13 ♪AND THESE ARE THE DAYS OF YOUR SERVANT MOSES♪
  • 19:18 ♪RIGHTEOUSNESS BEING RESTORED♪
  • 19:23 ♪AND THOUGH THESE ARE DAYS OF GREAT TRIALS♪
  • 19:28 ♪OF FAMINE AND DARKNESS AND SWORD♪
  • 19:33 ♪STILL WE ARE THE VOICE IN THE DESERT CRYING♪
  • 19:38 ♪DECLARING THE WORD OF THE LORD♪
  • 19:41 ♪BEHOLD HE COMES RIDING ON THE CLOUDS♪
  • 19:47 ♪SHINING LIKE THE SUN AT THE TRUMPET CALL♪
  • 19:52 ♪SO LIFT YOUR VOICE IT'S THE YEAR OF JUBILEE♪
  • 19:56 ♪AND OUT OF ZION'S HILL SALVATION COMES♪
  • 20:10 ♪AND THESE ARE THE DAYS OF EZEKIEL♪
  • 20:15 ♪THOSE DRY BONES BECOMING AS FLESH♪
  • 20:20 ♪AND THESE ARE THE DAYS OF YOUR SERVANT DAVID♪
  • 20:25 ♪REBUILDING A TEMPLE OF PRAISE♪
  • 20:29 ♪OH AND THESE ARE THE DAYS OF THE HARVEST♪
  • 20:35 ♪THE FIELDS ARE WHITE IN YOUR WORLD♪
  • 20:39 ♪AND WE ARE THE LABORERS IN YOUR VINEYARD♪
  • 20:44 ♪DECLARING THE WORD OF THE LORD♪
  • 20:48 ♪BEHOLD HE COMES RIDING ON THE CLOUDS♪
  • 20:54 ♪SHINING LIKE THE SUN AT THE TRUMPET CALL♪
  • 20:58 ♪OH LIFT YOUR VOICE IT'S THE YEAR OF JUBILEE♪
  • 21:03 ♪OUT OF ZION'S HILL SALVATION COMES♪
  • 21:09 ♪WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME♪
  • 21:19 ♪WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME♪
  • 21:29 ♪WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME♪
  • 21:39 ♪TO COME♪
  • 21:41 ♪TO COME!!!!!♪
  • 21:45 ♪HOHHHH !!!♪
  • 22:04 I'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT ONE OLD FRIEND
  • 22:07 IS BETTER THAN 20 NEW ONES.
  • 22:09 I DON'T KNOW HOW TO RATE IT
  • 22:10 BUT HERE I AM WITH MY OLD FRIEND PAUL WILBUR.
  • 22:14 WE DO GO BACK A FEW YEARS.
  • 22:17 I HAVE A WONDERFUL TEE SHIRT THAT I LOVE FROM A CERTAIN MOTORCYCLE COMPANY
  • 22:22 THAT SAYS, "OLD FRIENDS ARE STILL THE BEST",
  • 22:24 SO YOU'RE GOOD. >>(Jeff laughing)
  • 22:26 LISTEN YOU HAVE SPENT YEARS AND YEARS ON THE ROAD
  • 22:30 AS A MINISTER OF MUSIC,
  • 22:31 YOU'RE A CONTEMPORARY PRAISE ARTIST,
  • 22:34 YOU SING A LOT OF SONGS.
  • 22:36 "BEHOLD HE COMES RIDING ON THE CLOUDS"
  • 22:40 CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT ONE?
  • 22:41 ITS CALLED "DAYS OF ELIJAH".
  • 22:43 A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK I WROTE IT
  • 22:45 BECAUSE I INTRODUCED IT ON THE RECORDING WE DID LIVE IN JERUSALEM BACK IN 1977.
  • 22:51 BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY DOWNLOADED
  • 22:53 TO A 58 YEAR OLD PROFESSOR TYPE
  • 22:56 THAT YOU CAN RELATE TO CERTAINLY,
  • 22:59 WORSHIP LEADER AT A SMALL CHURCH IN BELFAST, IRELAND
  • 23:03 WHO REALLY THOUGHT,
  • 23:05 "THIS IS MY LIFE, THIS IS WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH IT".
  • 23:08 BUT HE SPENT SO MUCH TIME IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 23:10 ONE DAY THE LORD JUST WANTED TO BLESS HIM WITH THIS SPECIAL SONG.
  • 23:14 SO HOW DID YOU PICK IT UP?
  • 23:16 HOW DID A GUY LIKE YOU HEAR?
  • 23:18 I MEAN THAT'S A GUY THAT'S NOT WELL KNOWN
  • 23:20 AND HERE'S PAUL WILBUR ...PICKS IT UP.
  • 23:21 WELL IT CAME TO ME.
  • 23:23 HE SENT IT ACTUALLY AS A DEMO TO INTEGRITY MUSIC.
  • 23:27 BUT BECAUSE AMERICANS LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC
  • 23:31 THE DEMO HE SENT WAS...
  • 23:33 DOO, DUNKA DOO, DUNKA....
  • 23:35 IT WAS A COUNTRY...
  • 23:36 "BE...HOLD... HE...COMES" DOO DA DOO.
  • 23:39 BUT NOT ALL AMERICANS LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC
  • 23:42 AND SO WE PICKED IT UP AND TRIED IT WITH A DIFFERENT STYLE
  • 23:47 AND ITS BEEN AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 23:49 I'VE RE-RECORDED IT IN 3 LANGUAGES.
  • 23:51 ITS JUST ONE OF THOSE SONGS,
  • 23:52 IT TALKS ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE LORD
  • 23:55 THAT EVERYBODY SINGS STANDING ON THE CHAIRS STILL 10 YEARS LATER.
  • 23:59 ITS ONE OF THOSE MOST POPULAR, ANOINTED SONGS.
  • 24:02 YEAH THAT WAS ONE OF THE THOSE SONGS
  • 24:04 WHEN I LOVED IT WHEN I FIRST HEARD IT,
  • 24:07 WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOU DOING IT,
  • 24:08 IT JUST RESONATED AS AN ALL TIME FAVORITE.
  • 24:11 WONDERFUL
  • 24:12 BEHOLD HE COMES.
  • 24:13 PAUL SINGS ABOUT IT.
  • 24:15 OTHERS TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 24:16 AND NOW WE HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S GONE TO BE WITH HIM,
  • 24:19 THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT WEIGHS IN ON THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS.
  • 24:26 THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD IS THE START OF THE KINGDOM TO COME
  • 24:30 AND WE COME BACK WITH HIM.
  • 24:32 IT SAYS "WE THAT ARE WITH HIM" IN THE SCRIPTURE,
  • 24:35 THAT IS THE WHOLE CHURCH THAT WENT TO HEAVEN IN THE RAPTURE,
  • 24:40 WE RETURN WITH THE LORD, WE'RE AN ARMY THIS TIME.
  • 24:43 THERE'S ANOTHER CASE WHERE WE'RE SOLDIERS IN AN ARMY,
  • 24:45 THE LORD RIDES IN ON A WHITE HORSE WITH A VESTURE,
  • 24:49 WITH A GARMENT THAT SAYS "KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS" ON THE THIGH OF THE GARMENT.
  • 24:53 WHY ON THE THIGH?
  • 24:55 WELL HE'S ON A HORSEBACK WEARING A JEWISH PRAYER SHAWL,
  • 24:58 SO THE WRITING ON THE PRAYER SHAWL IS DOWN ON THE THIGH
  • 25:01 AND THAT WOULD BE AT EYE LEVEL FOR A MAN ON HORSE BACK.
  • 25:05 SO ITS CLEAR WHO HE IS, NO BODY CAN SAY THAT DIDN'T SEE WHO IS,
  • 25:08 IN FACT ALL ISRAEL WILL SEE WHO HE IS CAUSE IT SAYS IN ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 12, VERSE 10,
  • 25:13 "THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY'VE PIERCED AND MOURN FOR HIM AS FOR AN ONLY SON
  • 25:17 AND FOUNT OF CLEANSING WILL BE OPEN TO THE HOUSE OF DAVID."
  • 25:20 ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED WHEN HE COMES.
  • 25:22 ROMANS CHAPTER 11, VERSE 26 PAUL CORROBORATES WITH THE VERSE,
  • 25:25 "ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED WHEN THE DELIVERER SHALL COME OUT OF ZION".
  • 25:30 SO IN THE END THE SURVIVING JEWS AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION WILL LOOK UPON HIM AND BE SAVED.
  • 25:36 AND THAT'S ALL ANY OF US NEED TO DO IS LOOK UPON HIM AND WE'RE SAVED...
  • 25:40 KNOW THAT HE IS MESSIAH AND THAT'S WHAT THEY WILL DO AT THAT TIME.
  • 25:47 SEEMS TO ME PAUL THAT GOD IS EVEN WORKING DURING
  • 25:51 THE TRIBULATION PERIOD TO BRING PEOPLE TO HIM.
  • 25:53 IT'S ALL ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE TO HIM ISN'T IT?
  • 25:55 IT IS.
  • 25:56 AND THESE SONGS, THESE PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS
  • 25:59 THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING DURING OUR TIMES TOGETHER...
  • 26:02 YOU KNOW IT JUST OCCURS TO ME JEFF
  • 26:04 THAT THESE ARE NOT CHILDREN'S BEDTIME STORIES,
  • 26:07 THESE ARE NOT JUST WORDS ON A PAGE.
  • 26:10 WE ARE SINGING TO A LIVING GOD,
  • 26:12 THE SAME GOD THAT ELIJAH SPOKE TO ON TOP OF MOUNT CARMEL
  • 26:16 WHERE YOU AND I STOOD JUST A FEW WEEKS BACK,
  • 26:19 BUT WHO SPOKE TO A LIVING GOD...
  • 26:22 FIRE FALLS FROM HEAVEN.
  • 26:24 THESE ARE NOT STICKS AND STONES WITH NO EARS AND NO EYES,
  • 26:28 WITHOUT SALVATION THAT CAN'T REACH US.
  • 26:31 BUT WE'VE COME TO MOUNT ZION;
  • 26:33 WE'VE COME TO A LIVING GOD.
  • 26:35 WE ARE SINGING LIVING SONGS TO A LIVING MESSIAH
  • 26:39 WHO IS COMING BACK TO TAKE US TO BE WITH HIM TO LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER.
  • 26:43 THESE ARE TRUE THINGS THAT WE CAN HOPE AND ENJOY AND LOOK TOWARDS WITH A CERTAINLY.
  • 26:49 YES THEY ARE.
  • 26:50 AND YOU HEARD WHAT THE MAN SAID, A LIVING GOD.
  • 26:53 AND THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY "COME.COME TO THAT GOD"
  • 26:57 THANKS FOR COMING TO US AND WATCHING.
  • 26:59 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 27:00 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:03 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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