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Israel's God-Given Destiny Part 2

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August 9, 2019
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End of the Age with Irvin Baxter

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Israel's God-Given Destiny Part 2

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  • - Welcome to End of the Age.
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  • As we continue with part two of Israel's God Given Destiny.
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  • - Today, we will learn about Israel's First Exile,
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  • the Second Temple Era, the Second Exile,
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  • the rebirth of Israel as a nation,
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  • and the restoration of Jerusalem
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  • as Israel's undivided capital.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - In our previous lesson, Israel's God Given Destiny Part 1,
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  • we learned about God's covenant with Abraham,
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  • the Promise Seed, the establishment of Jerusalem
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  • as Israel's capital, and the First Temple Era.
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  • Now, we will examine the destruction of the First Temple
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  • and learn about Israel's First Exile,
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  • the seventy years of exile foretold
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  • by the Prophet, Jeremiah.
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  • We will also discover the supernatural events
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  • that took place, which enabled the building
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  • of the Second Temple.
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  • Finally, we will learn about the destruction
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  • of the Second Temple, the Second Exile,
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  • the rebirth of the nation of Israel,
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  • and the restoration of Jerusalem
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  • as Israel's united capital.
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  • - When Solomon finished building Israel's First Temple,
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  • on the temple mount, Mount Mariah,
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  • he prayed his famous prayer of dedication.
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  • He asked God if the Jews were scattered throughout the world
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  • because of disobedience, rebellion, and idolatry,
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  • and if in their captivity and exile,
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  • they would repent and turn their face toward the Holy Temple
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  • to hear his people's prayer
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  • and gather them again to Jerusalem.
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  • After he finished praying,
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  • solomon offered a sacrifice on the altar.
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  • When he did this, the Bible says fire supernaturally
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  • came down from heaven
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  • and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
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  • The glory of the Lord filled the house so much
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  • that the priest could not even minister.
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  • When the children of Israel saw the fire fall
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  • and the glory of the Lord,
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  • they bowed their foreheads to the pavement,
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  • worshiping and praising God.
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  • The nation of Israel has never forgotten this event.
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  • To this day, Jews continue to yearn
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  • for the building of the Third Temple.
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  • The Jewish people believe
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  • when they dedicate the Third Temple,
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  • the glory of God will again come
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  • and the fire of God will again fall
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  • as a sign of God's approval on what they have done.
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  • For 3000 years, the temple mount and the Temple
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  • have been the center of Jewish life.
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  • The place where God promised to place his name
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  • has always been the heart and soul of the Jewish nation.
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  • It is the center of their worship to the Lord.
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  • - God warned the children of Israel early on
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  • what would happen if they were disobedient.
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  • In 1st Kings 9:6-7,
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  • God said, "But if ye shall at all turn from following me,
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  • ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments,
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  • and my statutes, which I have set before you,
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  • but go and serve other gods, and worship them.
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  • Then will I cut off Israel out of the land,
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  • which I have given them; and this house,
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  • which I have hallowed for my name,
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  • will I cast out of my sight and Israel shall be a proverb
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  • and a byword among all people.
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  • God said he would drive Israel into exile
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  • if they forsook him.
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  • He also said the nation's seen what God had done,
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  • would understand God had driven Israel into exile
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  • because they forsook the Lord.
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  • 1st Kings 9:8-9 says,
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  • "And at this house, which is high,
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  • every one that passeth by it shall be astonished
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  • and shall hiss; and they shall say,
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  • Why hath the Lord done this unto this land
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  • and to this house?
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  • And they shall answer,
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  • because they forsook the Lord their God,
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  • who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt
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  • and have taken hold upon other gods,
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  • and have worshiped them and served them.
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  • Therefore, hath God brought upon them all this evil.
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  • This shows how God has dealt with Israel through time.
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  • The First Temple Era ended at the First Exile.
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  • The Second Temple Era ended with the Second Exile.
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  • Today, we are in the Third Temple Era.
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  • - solomon built the First Temple
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  • and completed it in 968 BC.
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  • It stood for 400 years.
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  • At the end of the First Temple Era,
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  • Judah was in a horrible state of backsliding.
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  • Finally, God decided to deal with their behavior.
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  • God sent the Prophet, Jeremiah to them.
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  • He Prophesied that God was going to send the king of Babylon
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  • to invade the land of Israel
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  • and that the children of Judah would be carried away
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  • into captivity for 70 years.
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  • Well, it happened just as Jeremiah Prophesied.
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  • The Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar invaded Israel
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  • around 606 BC.
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  • Jeremiah had instructed according to the word of the Lord
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  • that the Jews should go willingly into Babylon.
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  • He said if the Jews would go willingly to Babylon,
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  • he would bless them even in their captivity.
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  • He prophesied that if they resisted the army of Babylon,
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  • they would be destroyed.
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  • God can bless us wherever we are
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  • as long as we obey him.
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  • If the entire nation is under judgment,
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  • it doesn't mean those who are obedient to God
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  • have to be under judgment,
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  • We can be blessed even in the midst of judgment.
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  • - Daniel and the three Hebrew children
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  • who believed the Prophet, Jeremiah
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  • went with the king of Babylon without resistance.
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  • On the other hand, Zedekiah, the king of Israel at the time,
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  • resisted what Jeremiah preached.
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  • Because of Zedekiah's resistance,
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  • Nebuchadnezzar killed Zedekiah's sons in front of his eyes
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  • and then, put his eyes out,
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  • carrying him away into Babylon.
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  • While Zedekiah was blinded and imprisoned,
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  • Daniel and the three Hebrew children were given favor.
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  • Though Israel had been taken into captivity
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  • for not hearing God's word,
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  • Daniel and the three Hebrew children ended up ruling
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  • from high positions because they obeyed
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  • what God said through Jeremiah.
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  • The 70 years of exile began
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  • at the first invasion by Nebuchadnezzar in 606 BC.
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  • Because Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar,
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  • the soldiers of Bablyon came back to Jerusalem,
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  • destroying the Temple in 586 BC.
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  • By this time, Daniel and the three Hebrew children
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  • were already in Babylon
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  • and God was fulfilling his promise to them.
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  • We will continue with Israel's God Given Destiny
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  • when we come back.
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  • You will also learn about the prophesied future to come.
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  • - We are talking about Israel's God Given destiny.
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  • It was prophesied by Jeremiah
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  • that the Babylonian captivity would last 70 years.
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  • Right before the end of the 70 years,
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  • the kingdom of Babylon was overthrown.
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  • The night Babylon fell, the current King, Belshazzar,
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  • who was the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar,
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  • threw a big feast.
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  • He took the gold and silver vessels
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  • that had been captured by Nebuchadnezzar
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  • from the Israel's temple and used them
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  • for his idolatrize party.
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  • God was displeased with his behavior
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  • and sent Belshazzar a warning.
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  • God wrote his warning in the plaster of the wall
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  • with his forefinger.
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  • Belshazzar was frightened by this supernatural event
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  • and began looking for someone to interpret the meaning
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  • of the handwriting.
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  • Daniel was the only person known in the kingdom
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  • that could hear from God.
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  • Daniel interpreted the message for Belshazzar.
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  • The message said the Belshazzar was weighed in the balance
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  • and found wanting.
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  • The writing also said that his kingdom would be divided
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  • between the Medes and the Persians that night.
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  • Well, it happened exactly as the handwriting said.
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  • That very night, the army of the Medes and the Persians
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  • invaded, conquering the kingdom of Babylon
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  • and killing King Belshazzar.
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  • - With this event, Media, Persia
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  • became the ruler of the world.
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  • During this takeover, a special thing happened.
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  • Because of Daniel's spiritual reputation,
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  • his leadership transferred from Babylon
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  • into the leadership of the Medes and the Persians.
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  • Darius was king of the Medes
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  • and Cyrus was king of the Persians.
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  • They were co-rulers together.
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  • Daniel worked alongside Darius,
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  • becoming his trusted advisor.
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  • However, there were people who wanted Daniel's job
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  • and sought to displace him.
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  • Because Daniel was a man of integrity,
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  • they could find no fault in Daniel to use against him.
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  • They knew Daniel prayed three times a day.
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  • So, they decided to flatter King Darius
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  • and use this flattery against Daniel.
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  • They created a law that said
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  • no one could petition any other god or king
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  • except King Darius for 30 days.
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  • They told Darius this would let the people know
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  • he was the kingdom's highest authority.
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  • Darius was flattered, and so agreed.
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  • He stamped the new law with the seal
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  • of the Medes and the Persians,
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  • which made it impossible to change.
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  • Daniel knew the decree had been signed and sealed,
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  • yet he opened his window and prayed toward Jerusalem
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  • like he had always done.
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  • When those who desired to discredit Daniel saw him praying,
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  • they immediately reported to king Darius.
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  • Though Darius was sorry
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  • for not remembering Daniel's devotion to God
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  • before signing the law into place,
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  • Darius' only choice was to follow through with the law.
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  • Daniel was thrown into the lion's den.
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  • Darius was so upset by what had transpired,
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  • he refused to eat.
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  • He paced the floor through the night and prayed
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  • for God to save Daniel.
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  • At daybreak, Darius went down to the lion's den
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  • to find out Daniel's fate.
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  • When Darius called out to Daniel,
  • 00:14:34.190 --> 00:14:36.230
  • Daniel answered that the Lord had delivered him
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  • from the mouth of the lions.
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  • Because of this supernatural event,
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  • Darius began to serve God continually and made a decree
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  • that anyone who made a petition to any god
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  • other than Daniel's god,
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  • they would be cast into the lion's den.
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  • Daniel's faithfulness to God became the witness
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  • that reversed the captivity
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  • and set the stage for the rebuilding of the temple.
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  • - King Cyrus was the other ruler
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  • of the Medes and the Persians.
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  • Isaiah 44:28 prophesied about Cyrus by name
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  • before Cyrus was born.
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  • It said, "That saith of Cyrus, he is my shepherd
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  • and shall perform all my pleasure:
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  • even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;
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  • and to the temple, thy foundation shall be laid."
  • 00:15:30.080 --> 00:15:34.190
  • Well, Daniel knew this had been written in God's word
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  • and showed it to Cyrus.
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:40.270
  • Daniel told Cyrus the story about Jeremiah's prophecy
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  • of Israel's 70 years of exile in Babylon.
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  • Well, Cyrus inquired about what year of the captivity
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  • they were currently in and decided
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  • it was time to fulfill the prophecy told of himself.
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:16:00.210
  • In the 68th year of Israel's captivity, in 538 BC,
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:05.220
  • Cyrus commanded all who cared about the temple
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  • and the house of God in Jerusalem to go back.
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  • The first wave of Jews returned in 536 BC,
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  • which was exactly 70 years after the exile began
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  • when Daniel and the three Hebrew children
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  • were first carried away into Babylon.
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  • During this time, a man named Zerubbabel
  • 00:16:30.150 --> 00:16:34.100
  • was raised up by God to lead the effort
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  • to rebuild the temple, Israel's Second Temple.
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  • Because the task was so great,
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  • and having so little with which to work,
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  • the prophet Zechariah was sent to deliver a word
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  • from God to Zerubbabel.
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  • This is recorded in Zechariah 4:6.
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  • This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel,
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  • saying not by might, not by power, but by my spirit,
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  • saith the Lord of hosts.
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  • Zerubbabel's success would not be contingent
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  • upon his access to a lot of money or to a large workforce.
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  • It would happen because God's spirit was with him.
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  • The first decree for rebuilding the temple
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  • was made in 538 BC.
  • 00:17:24.010 --> 00:17:27.090
  • Zerubbabel laid the foundation and then enemies came,
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  • stopping his ability to continue building
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  • for a little while.
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  • The temple was finally completed in 516 BC.
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  • This marked the beginning of the Second Temple Era.
  • 00:17:40.260 --> 00:17:45.080
  • The Second Temple was not nearly
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  • as beautiful as Solomon's temple
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  • because Zerubbabel did not have the resources to build
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  • with the same magnificence.
  • 00:17:53.210 --> 00:17:56.020
  • - Herod the Great ruled the Jewish people
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  • under Rome's authority.
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:01.220
  • Around 19 BC, he decided to enlarge the temple,
  • 00:18:01.220 --> 00:18:06.220
  • the Second Temple, making it much more beautiful
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:10.080
  • in an effort to earn the favor of the Jewish people.
  • 00:18:10.080 --> 00:18:14.120
  • Because of the remodeled temple's beauty,
  • 00:18:14.120 --> 00:18:18.140
  • people said during that time,
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:20.190
  • "He that has never seen Herod's temple
  • 00:18:20.190 --> 00:18:23.270
  • has never seen a beautiful building in his life."
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:28.160
  • Herod the Great continued to rule as King of the Jews
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:32.120
  • when Jesus was born.
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:34.050
  • The birth of Jesus Christ was the fulfillment
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  • of God's promise to Abraham.
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:40.050
  • God told Abraham, "In your seed, the whole world
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:44.240
  • is going to be blessed."
  • 00:18:44.240 --> 00:18:46.240
  • Jesus became the greatest man who ever lived.
  • 00:18:46.240 --> 00:18:49.210
  • He started the world's greatest religion, Christianity.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:52.200
  • Today, more people adhere to Christian beliefs
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:55.220
  • than to any other religious belief.
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:58.280
  • He authored the Bible, the book that is the best seller
  • 00:18:58.280 --> 00:19:02.090
  • of all other books ever written.
  • 00:19:02.090 --> 00:19:04.060
  • The seed, singular, which God referred to
  • 00:19:05.110 --> 00:19:08.200
  • in his promise to Abraham,
  • 00:19:08.200 --> 00:19:10.230
  • referred to the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:10.230 --> 00:19:14.190
  • The promise said that all nations of the Earth
  • 00:19:14.190 --> 00:19:18.200
  • would be blessed through the Messiah.
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:21.190
  • Herod the Great ruled Judea when Jesus was born.
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:26.020
  • Most historians say Herod died in four BC.
  • 00:19:26.020 --> 00:19:29.190
  • Based on this information, it is believed Jesus was born
  • 00:19:29.190 --> 00:19:33.140
  • around five or six BC.
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:36.040
  • Herod the Great heard about the birth of Jesus
  • 00:19:37.090 --> 00:19:39.290
  • from the wise men who came searching
  • 00:19:39.290 --> 00:19:42.140
  • for the king of the Jews.
  • 00:19:42.140 --> 00:19:45.080
  • Herod asked the wise men to tell him where the child was
  • 00:19:46.230 --> 00:19:49.110
  • once they had found him.
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:51.030
  • Herod claimed he wanted to worship Jesus as well.
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:54.250
  • However, he really wanted to kill him,
  • 00:19:54.250 --> 00:19:58.030
  • since he himself had been appointed by Rome
  • 00:19:58.030 --> 00:20:01.030
  • to be King of the Jews.
  • 00:20:01.030 --> 00:20:03.060
  • After finding Jesus and worshiping him,
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:06.160
  • God warned the wise men to not return to Herod.
  • 00:20:06.160 --> 00:20:09.220
  • Consequently, they went home by a different route.
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:14.040
  • - When Herod realized the wise men weren't returning
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:17.030
  • to tell him where they had found Jesus,
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:20.010
  • he declared that all male children two years of age
  • 00:20:20.010 --> 00:20:23.230
  • and younger in Bethlehem should be killed.
  • 00:20:23.230 --> 00:20:27.170
  • However, God warned Joseph of Herod's intent
  • 00:20:27.170 --> 00:20:31.200
  • through a dream.
  • 00:20:31.200 --> 00:20:32.260
  • So, Joseph and Mary fled by night into Egypt
  • 00:20:32.260 --> 00:20:36.280
  • with the baby Jesus.
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:38.290
  • They stayed in Egypt until Herod the Great died in four BC.
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:43.290
  • Then Jesus, Joseph and Mary returned to the land of Israel.
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:49.060
  • - In spite of the miracles
  • 00:20:50.130 --> 00:20:51.240
  • Jesus performed throughout his ministry,
  • 00:20:51.240 --> 00:20:54.080
  • the Jewish people rejected him.
  • 00:20:54.080 --> 00:20:57.180
  • The apostle, John wrote about it in John 1:10-11.
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:21:01.290
  • He said, speaking of Jesus,
  • 00:21:01.290 --> 00:21:04.110
  • "He was in the world and the world was made by him,
  • 00:21:04.110 --> 00:21:08.160
  • and the world knew him not.
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:10.100
  • He came to his own, and his own received him not."
  • 00:21:10.100 --> 00:21:14.060
  • But verse 12 says,
  • 00:21:14.060 --> 00:21:16.050
  • "But as many as received him, to them gave he power
  • 00:21:16.050 --> 00:21:21.050
  • to become the sons of God."
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:24.130
  • Even though they rejected him,
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:26.130
  • Jesus loved the Jewish people.
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:28.190
  • He prophesied to them just before his death,
  • 00:21:28.190 --> 00:21:31.240
  • as he looked over Jerusalem, he said,
  • 00:21:31.240 --> 00:21:35.060
  • "For the days shall come upon thee,
  • 00:21:35.060 --> 00:21:37.230
  • that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee,
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:41.080
  • and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side.
  • 00:21:41.080 --> 00:21:46.080
  • And they shall lay thee even with the ground,
  • 00:21:47.130 --> 00:21:49.240
  • and thy children with thee;
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:52.040
  • and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another;
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:57.040
  • because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation."
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:02.080
  • This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:05.210
  • when the Roman armies lead by General Titus
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:08.140
  • came against Jerusalem.
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:10.070
  • They destroyed the city, burnt the temple to the ground,
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:14.140
  • and not one stone was left on another.
  • 00:22:14.140 --> 00:22:17.250
  • - The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD
  • 00:22:17.250 --> 00:22:20.190
  • began the Second Exile.
  • 00:22:20.190 --> 00:22:23.240
  • God did what he said he would do.
  • 00:22:23.240 --> 00:22:27.020
  • Those who persecute and disobeyed him
  • 00:22:27.020 --> 00:22:30.110
  • were driven into exile.
  • 00:22:30.110 --> 00:22:32.190
  • The First Exile lasted 70 years.
  • 00:22:32.190 --> 00:22:35.270
  • The Second Exile lasted 1878 years.
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:40.270
  • Why did the Second Exile last so long, you might ask?
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:45.130
  • The Jewish punishment was this extreme
  • 00:22:45.130 --> 00:22:47.270
  • because they rejected the promise, the covenant,
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:51.030
  • the seed of Abraham, the Messiah, the savior of the world.
  • 00:22:51.030 --> 00:22:55.030
  • God manifest in the flesh.
  • 00:22:55.030 --> 00:22:58.070
  • - Ezekiel 37 prophesied about the rebirth of Israel
  • 00:22:59.190 --> 00:23:04.110
  • after the Second Exile.
  • 00:23:04.110 --> 00:23:07.160
  • It said God took Ezekiel to a great valley
  • 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:10.240
  • that was full of dry bones.
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:13.040
  • The Lord asked Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?"
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:17.040
  • Ezekiel responded, "Oh, Lord God, thou knowest."
  • 00:23:17.040 --> 00:23:22.030
  • What was God showing Ezekiel?
  • 00:23:23.070 --> 00:23:25.190
  • God was giving him a vision of Hitler's horrible Holocaust.
  • 00:23:25.190 --> 00:23:30.190
  • He saw the stacked bodies of six million Jews
  • 00:23:32.000 --> 00:23:35.100
  • killed in the Nazi concentration camps.
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:39.040
  • Then God asked Ezekiel if these bones could live.
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:43.180
  • The Lord was asking, "Can this nation come back together?"
  • 00:23:43.180 --> 00:23:48.000
  • Ezekiel replied that he didn't know.
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:50.200
  • Then God told Ezekiel to prophesy to the dry bones.
  • 00:23:52.030 --> 00:23:56.020
  • As Ezekiel Prophesied, the bones began
  • 00:23:56.020 --> 00:23:59.260
  • to be joined back together.
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:01.260
  • The rest of the prophecy says
  • 00:24:01.260 --> 00:24:04.050
  • God would bring the children of Israel from the North,
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:07.220
  • the South, the East and the West,
  • 00:24:07.220 --> 00:24:09.230
  • and he would gather them back to their own land.
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:14.050
  • It happened after World War II.
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:18.100
  • When the Jews made their way back to the promise land.
  • 00:24:18.100 --> 00:24:22.210
  • - On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations voted
  • 00:24:24.040 --> 00:24:27.220
  • to partition the Holy Land
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:30.090
  • to create a Jewish nation and a Palestinian nation.
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:34.030
  • The Israelis accepted this agreement,
  • 00:24:34.030 --> 00:24:36.110
  • but the Arabs rejected it.
  • 00:24:36.110 --> 00:24:38.280
  • When the British withdrew it's occupying troops
  • 00:24:38.280 --> 00:24:41.280
  • from the Holy Land on May 14th, 1948,
  • 00:24:41.280 --> 00:24:46.160
  • Israel declared independence that very day.
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:50.130
  • This is when the Third Temple Era began.
  • 00:24:50.130 --> 00:24:53.260
  • The day after Israel's declaration of Independence,
  • 00:24:53.260 --> 00:24:57.100
  • five Arab countries declared war on the newborn nation.
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:25:02.110
  • There were only 600 thousand Jews in Israel at the time.
  • 00:25:02.110 --> 00:25:07.110
  • Most of the world thought Israel would not survive,
  • 00:25:07.110 --> 00:25:10.030
  • but amazingly, when the ceasefire agreement
  • 00:25:10.030 --> 00:25:13.020
  • was signed in 1949, Israel controlled more land
  • 00:25:13.020 --> 00:25:17.220
  • than the United Nations had allocated.
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:21.000
  • And though this was a great victory for Israel,
  • 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:24.230
  • the promise of Abraham had still not been fully restored.
  • 00:25:24.230 --> 00:25:29.230
  • - In 1967, President Nassar of Egypt
  • 00:25:30.280 --> 00:25:34.220
  • planned to launch a war that would result
  • 00:25:34.220 --> 00:25:37.210
  • in the destruction of Israel.
  • 00:25:37.210 --> 00:25:39.220
  • However, when the war began,
  • 00:25:39.220 --> 00:25:42.020
  • Israel defeated all the neighbors
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:44.180
  • who fought against her in six days.
  • 00:25:44.180 --> 00:25:47.070
  • Israel captured East Jerusalem, including the temple mount.
  • 00:25:47.070 --> 00:25:51.200
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  • 00:25:51.200 --> 00:25:55.200
  • echoed around the world.
  • 00:25:55.200 --> 00:25:57.190
  • Israel did not rebuild it's temple in 1967
  • 00:25:57.190 --> 00:26:01.260
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  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:04.080
  • and the United Nations.
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