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700 Club Interactive: The Hope: Buying the Holy Land – July 21, 2015

In the mid-nineteenth century, Palestine was marked by disease, poverty and despair. But that all changed when Jewish pioneers legally purchased, settled and developed the land of Israel. Spearheading the effort were the KKL-JNF (Jewish National ... Read Transcript


Gordon: THE RADICAL

PLAN TO TURN A DESERT...

THEY CAN GROW ANYTHING

THERE.

EVERY PIECE OF LAND WE

BUY, WE DEVELOP.

Gordon: ...THE

HOMECOMING THOUSANDS OF

YEARS IN THE MAKING.

THE STATE NEEDS MUCH

PREPARATION BEFOREHAND.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

TODAY THEODORE HERZL IS

KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF

ZIONISM.

BUT LONG BEFORE HE

PRESENTED HIS PLAN FOR A

JEWISH STATE, THAT STATE

WAS ALREADY BEING BUILT.

BY THE END OF THE 19th

CENTURY, THOUSANDS OF

JEWISH PIONEERS HAD

RETURNED TO PALESTINE FROM

EUROPE AND RUSSIA TO CARRY

OUT WHAT THEY CALLED THE

REDEMPTION OF THE LAND.

Gordon: AT THE FIFTH

ZIONIST CONGRESS IN 1901,

THEODORE HERZL DIRECTED

THE CREATION OF A JEWISH

NATIONAL FUND, DEDICATED

TO BUYING LAND IN

PALESTINE.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE, HE

SAID, WOULD BE NOT ONLY

THE DONORS, BUT ALSO THE

OWNERS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND WAS

TO PURCHASE LAND IN ISRAEL

AND TO TRANSFER THE LANDS

INTO THE HANDS OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

THIS MEANS THAT THE J. S. J.

N.S. WILL BE THE SOLE

OWNERS.

Gordon: THEY LAUNCHED

A WORLDWIDE FUNDRAISING

CAMPAIGN.

DONATION CAMPS, KNOWN AS

BLUE BOXES, WERE PLACED IN

JEWISH SCHOOLS,

SYNAGOGUES, BUSINESSES,

AND JEWISH HOMES.

JEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD

WERE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC.

THEY WERE EXCITED ABOUT

THE IDEA THAT THE JEWISH

PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A

PROPERTY WHICH BELONGS TO

THEM IN THE LAND OF

ISRAEL.

Gordon: THE JEWS

OFTEN PAID AS MUCH AS 10

TIMES THE NORMAL RATE FOR

LAND THE ARABS CONSIDERED

UNUSABLE.

AS MUCH AS THEY ASKED,

WE PAID.

BECAUSE WE NEED IT.

FOR THE MAP OF THE FUTURE

STATE OF ISRAEL.

AND EVERY PIECE OF LAND

THAT WE BUY, WE DEVELOP.

THEY DRIED THE SWAMPS

AND EXPLODED THE ROCKS AND

STONES.

LATER ON THEY BUILT

DRAINAGE BASINS IN ORDER

TO DRAIN THE WATER, MAKING

POSSIBLE FOR AGRICULTURAL

SETTLEMENTS TO BEGIN.

Gordon: BY 1914,

THERE WERE NEARLY 100,000

JEWS LIVING IN PALESTINE.

THEY HAD STARTED 50

AGRICULTURAL VILLAGES AND

FARMED ROUGHLY 100,000

ACRES OF LAND.

AS THE POPULATION GREW,

THE J.N.F. BEGAN TO DRAW A

MAP FOR THE FUTURE STATE

OF ISRAEL.

IN THE BEGINNING, THE

PURCHASES OF LANDS WERE

DONE ACCORDING TO WHAT WAS

AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

BUT LATER ON, IN THE

1930s, IT BECAME CLEAR

THAT SOONER OR LATER THERE

WOULD BE A PARTITION OF

THE AREA INTO A JEWISH

STATE AND AN ARAB STATE.

AND THE J.N.F.

CONCENTRATED THE PURCHASES

OF LANDS ON THE EDGES OF

PALESTINE, IN ORDER TO

BROADEN THE BORDERS OF THE

FUTURE JEWISH STATE.

I CAN SAY THAT WITHOUT

J.N.F., WE HAVE NO

DISTINCTIVE ISRAEL.

Gordon: ALMOST 50

YEARS BEFORE THE J. N.F.

STARTED BUYING LAND, THEY

WERE PRIVATELY FUNDING

SETTLEMENTS IN PALESTINE.

ONE OF THE FIRST WAS HERE

IN JERUSALEM.

IN THE MID-19th CENTURY,

JERUSALEM WAS A CITY

MARKED BY DISEASE,

POVERTY, AND DISPAIR.

THE ENTIRE CITY WAS

CONFINED WITHIN THESE

WALLS, WITH MORE THAN

25,000 PEOPLE CROWDED INTO

ONE SQUARE KILOMETRE.

IN 1857, AMERICAN AUTHOR

HERMAN MELVEL TOURED THE

CITY, WHICH HE DESCRIBED

AS A PILE OF ARAB ROCKS,

WHERE THE IMMIGRANT JEWS

WERE LIKE FLIES.

IT WAS A DESOLATE LAND,

AND THE JEWS, AS WELL AS

THE ARABS, WHETHER THEY

WERE CHRISTIANS OR

MUSLIMS, WERE LIVING IN

ABSOLUTE POVERTY.

Gordon: THE OLD CITY

WAS FILLED WITH RELIGIOUS

JEWS WHO LIVED ON CHARITY.

SIR MOSES MONTIFIORI, A

WEALTHY BRITISH BANKER,

WAS APPALLED BY THEIR

LIVING CONDITIONS AND

VOWED TO HELP.

THERE WAS 25 ACRES WHERE

JEWISH SETTLERS COULD BE

TRAINED AS FARMERS.

NOW FIVE YEARS LATER, HE

TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO

JERUSALEM.

FROM THE CITY'S GOVERNOR,

HE BOUGHT A PIECE OF LAND

OUTSIDE THE WALLS.

HERMAN MELVEL DESCRIBED

THE TRANSACTION SAYING

THEY FLEECED HIM SADLY,

CHARGING HIM ENORMOUS

PRICES FOR EVERYTHING HE

BOUGHT.

IT IS NOT THAT IT WAS

ALL BUILT UP.

THERE WAS A LOT OF EMPTY

LAND, BUT THEY WEREN'T

SELLING TO JEWS.

EVEN THEN THEY WEREN'T

SELLING TO JEWS.

SO MONTIFIORI CAME IN AND

BOUGHT LAND OUTSIDE THE

WALL, AND HE STARTED

BUILDING OUTSIDE THE WALL.

AND HE CONVINCED THE JEWS

TO GO AND LIVE THERE.

Gordon: THERE HE

BUILT A COMMUNITY AND NAME

WHICH MEANS PEACEFUL

DWELLINGS IN HEBREW.

"MY PEOPLE WILL DWELL IN A

PEACEFUL HABITATION,

INSECURE DWELLINGS, AND IN

QUIET RESTING PLACES."

IT WAS THE FIRST JEWISH

SETTLEMENT IN PALESTINE.

JEWS FROM THE OLD CITY

RELUCTANTLY MOVED IN, BUT

SNEAKED BACK INSIDE THE

CITY WALLS TO SLEEP EVERY

NIGHT BECAUSE THEY WERE

AFRAID OF ARAB MOROUTERS.

MONTIFIORI DONATED LARGE

SUMS OF MONEY TO PROMOTE

EDUCATION AMONG RELIGIOUS

JEWS, AND TO CREATE JOBS,

SO THEY COULD SUPPORT

THEMSELVES.

AND HE ALSO BUILT A

WINDMILL TO INCREASE THEIR

FOOD SUPPLY.

THERE WASN'T ONE BAKERY

IN ALL OF JERUSALEM.

IF YOU WANTED BREAD, YOU

HAD TO MAKE IT AT HOME.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO GET

THE FLOUR FROM?

THERE WERE NO STORES THAT

SOLD FLOUR.

AND THERE WAS NO MILL TO

MAKE FLOUR.

SO HE BUILT A MILL.

Gordon: TODAY HIS

WINDMILL STILL STANDS.

AND THE VILLAGE HE BUILT

IS NOW OF JERUSALEM'S MOST

DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS.

YEMENMOSHI, WHICH MEANS

THE RIGHT HAND OF MOSES.

ABOUT 20 YEARS AFTER HIS

WORK IN JERUSALEM, ANOTHER

EUROPEAN BANKER HELPED

BUILD A COMMUNITY OF

JEWISH FARMERS.

THIS TIME ON THE SHORES OF

THE MEDITERRANEAN.

IN 1882, 17 FAMILIES FROM

EASTERN EUROPE FOUNDED A

VILLAGE ON THE WESTERN

COAST OF PALESTINE.

THEY CALLED IT ROSHON

LETZION, WHICH MEANS "THE

FIRST" IN ZION.

THE NAME CAME FROM A VERSE

IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH.

I WAS THE FIRST TO TELL

ZION, LOOK, HELP IS ON THE

WAY.

AND, INDEED, ROSHON WAS A

CITY OF FIRSTS.

IN 1883, A YOUNG WRITER

THERE WROTE A POEM CALLED

HATIFKA, OR THE HOPE.

65 YEARS LATER, IT WOULD

BECOME THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

OF THE NEW STATE OF

ISRAEL.

THE DESIGN FOR THE FIRST

ISRAELI FLAG WAS CREATED

THERE IN 1885.

AND IN 1889, THE FIRST ALL

HEBREW SCHOOL IN PALESTINE

WAS BUILT.

BUT WHILE CULTURE THRIVED,

AGRICULTURE WAS A

CHALLENGE.

THE SETTLERS LOOKED TO

EUROPE FOR HELP.

AND THEY FOUND IT IN THE

FRENCH BARON, EDMUND

ROTHSCHILD.

THEY DISCOVERED THAT

THEY CAN GROW ANYTHING

THERE BECAUSE IT WAS SAND

DUNES.

NOW, YOU CAN'T GROW APPLE

TREES AND YOU CAN'T GROW

WHEAT IN SAND.

AND IF YOU PLANTED

SOMETHING, EVEN IF YOU

TOOK A LITTLE ROOT, THE

FIRST SANDSTORM WOULD KILL

THE NEW PLANTS.

SO EVENTUALLY ROTHSCHILD

SAID, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO

SUCCEED LIKE THAT.

Gordon: BARON

ROTHSCHILD HELPED THE

SETTLERS START A THRIVING

CITRUS GROVE, WHERE JEWS

AND ARABS WORKED SIDE BY

SIDE.

AND THEN HE GAVE THEM

GRAPE VINES FROM HIS

VINEYARD IN FRANCE.

HE ALSO SENT HIS OWN

EXPERTS TO SUPERVISE THE

GROWTH OF THE NEW CARMEL

WINERY.

GRAPE VINES DO VERY,

VERY WELL IN SAND.

AND SO THEY STARTED

GROWING GRAPE VINES, AND

THEY STARTED MAKING WINE.

AND THE AMAZING THING WAS

THE WINE WAS ROTHSCHILD

WINE, FROM ROTHSCHILD

VINES.

AND IT BECAME VERY, VERY

GOOD WINE.

SO ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY

HAD THEIR FIRST SUCCESS.

Gordon: JUST 18 YEARS

AFTER THE FIRST VINE TOOK

ROOT, CARMEL WINE WON A

GOLD MEDAL AT THE PARIS

WORLD FAIR.

TODAY ROSHON IS THE FOURTH

LARGEST CITY IN ISRAEL,

AND CARMEL WINE IS SOLD IN

40 COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

BARON ROTHSCHILD ONCE SAID

ABOUT THE PROJECT,

"WITHOUT ME, THE ZIONISTS

COULD HAVE DONE NOTHING,

BUT WITHOUT THE ZIONISTS,

MY WORK WOULD HAVE BEEN

DEAD."

JUST NORTH OF ROSHON

ANOTHER CITY WAS RISING ON

THE DUNES OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN.

IT WOULD LATER BECOME THE

CENTER FOR ISRAELI

INNOVATION, AND THE FIRST

MODERN CITY OF THE NEW

JEWISH STATE.

IN 1906, JEWISH SETTLERS

PURCHASED 60 PLOTS OF LAND

ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

COAST.

JUST NORTH OF THE ARAB

CITY OF JAFFA.

THREE YEARS LATER, IN

1909, 66 JEWISH FAMILIES

GATHERED ON A SAND DUNE TO

DIVIDE THE LAND.

USING A LOTTERY OF SEA

SHELLS.

FAMILY NAMES AND PLOLT PLOT

NUMBERS WERE WRITTEN ON

THE SHELLS AND DRAWN

RANDOM OF FROM A BOX.

THIS GATHERING WAS THE

OFFICIAL BIRTH OF THE CITY

OF TEL AVIV.

THE CITY TOOK ITS NAME

FROM THEODORE HERZL'S BOOK

"OLD-NEW LAND."

THE SPOT WOULD LATER BE

THE SITE OF THE TEL AVIV

MUSEUM, WHERE ALMOST 50

YEARS LATER THE JEWISH

PEOPLE WOULD DECLARE THEIR

INDEPENDENCE.

THE J.N.F. GAVE THE

LARGEST LOAN TO THE

FOUNDERS OF TEL AVIV.

AFTER THAT, THE TEL AVIV

FOUNDERS WERE ABLE TO

PURCHASE LAND AND BUILD

HOUSES.

THE J.N.F. WAS ONE OF THE

MOST IMPORTANT

INSTITUTIONS IN BUILDING

AND REPAIRING THE NATION

FOR THE FOUNDING OF THE

STATE.

A STATE DOES NOT JUST RISE

IN ONE DAY.

IT NEEDS MUCH PREPARATION

BEFOREHAND.

Gordon: WHETHER THE

LAND OF ISRAEL WAS

PURCHASED BY WEALTHY

PATRONS OR BOUGHT WITH

SMALL DONATIONS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD, MANY

JEWISH PEOPLE BELIEVE

THEIR OWNERSHIP OF THE

LAND IS SECURED BY A DEED

WRITTEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS

AGO.

OUR BIBLE IS OUR DEED,

OUR OWNERSHIP OF THIS

LAND.

AND IT CAME FROM THE

BIBLE.

THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS

TO GOD.

ZIONISM WAS THE JEWISH

NATIONAL MOVEMENT.

A JEWISH NATIONAL MOVEMENT

WITHOUT STRONG ROOTS TO

THE BIBLE CAN'T EXIST.

Gordon: WELL, OVER

THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WE'LL

BE SHOWING MORE STORIES

LIKE THIS, ABOUT THE

FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF

ISRAEL.

TOMORROW WE'LL HAVE THE

STORY OF HEIM WEISSMAN,

THE ECONOMIST WHO BECAME

THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF

ISRAEL.

IF YOU MISSED AN EPISODE

OR YOU WANT TO SEE A STORY

AGAIN, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS GO TO

700clubinteractive.com,

AND WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THE

STORIES ON THERE ONCE

THEY'RE BROADCAST.

YOU CAN GO BACK AND SEE

THEM.

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> WELL, STILL AHEAD,

THERE IS A DANGEROUS TREND

TOWARDS ANTI-ISRAEL

SENTIMENT IN THE CHURCH.

JOEL RICHARDSON JOINS US

TO EXPLAIN.

STAY WITH US.

Gordon: JOEL

RICHARDSON IS AN OUTSPOKEN

VOICE, URGING CHRISTIANS

TO SUPPORT ISRAEL, AND HE

JOINS US NOW.

JOEL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

GORDON, GOOD TO BE WITH

YOU.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

SAY ABOUT THE CURRENT

MOVEMENT TO BOYCOTT,

DIVEST, SANCTION ISRAEL?

WHY ARE CHRISTIANS TURNING

TO THAT?

THAT SEEMS ASTOUNDING TO

ME, BUT WHY ARE THEY DOING

IT?

YOU KNOW, THE BOYCOTT

DIDIVESTMENT SANCTIONS IS A

MOVEMENT THAT BEGAN WITH

PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS,

BUT THEY SAY THEY FOUND IT

ON COMPASSION, AND THEY

DID A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH

THE PROB GHAND PROPAGANDA.

A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL

THE LORD CARES ABOUT

JUSTICE AND COMPASSION,

BUT THEY'VE REALLY PIE

DIVERTED THAT.

AND YOU HAVE GET A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS PUTTING THEIR

BOATS, IF YOU WILL, INTO

THIS RIVER, WHICH

ULTIMATELY LEAVES TO THE

NATION OF ISRAEL BEING

SURROUNDED BY NATIONS WHO

WANT TO DESTROY HER.

THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT IT

IS LEADING TO.

Gordon: I SEE IT AS A

FULFILLMENT OF BIBLICAL

PROPHECY.

WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS

HOW CAN PEOPLE BE DECEIVED

BY IT, AND EVEN

DENOMINATIONS GET ON BOARD

IN SAYING OUR PENSION

FUNDS, OUR INVESTMENTS

AREN'T GOING TO BE IN

ISRAEL.

IS THERE A THEOLOGICAL

UNDERPINNING TO IT?

AND WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THIS IS THE THING, TO

SAY, HOW COULD CHRISTIANS

GET INVOLVED IN SOMETHING

WHICH IS SO CONTRARY TO

THE WORD OF GOD AND THE

HEART OF GOD.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN

CHURCH, OVERWHELMINGLY THE

CHURCH TAUGHT REPLACEMENT

THEOLOGY, THIS IDEA THAT

THE CHURCH HAS REPLACED

ISRAEL AND GOD IS DONE

WITH ISRAEL.

HE IS DISSOLVING THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.

ONCE YOU BEGIN WITH THAT

THEOLOGY, THE FACT THAT

ISRAEL IS A NATION

REESTABLISHED, PROSPERING,

IT BECOMES A HUGE THORN IN

THE SIDE OF YOUR THEOLOGY.

SO ESSENTIALLY THEY'RE

FORCED TO SORT OF

UNDERMINE ISRAEL

POLITICALLY.

SO IT IS POLITICAL

CRITICISM AND UNDERMINING

OF ISRAEL IS A WAY TO

SUPPORT THEIR FLAWED

THEOLOGY.

Gordon: LET'S TURN TO

THE BIBLE.

YOU'VE GOT A WONDERFUL

BOOK OUT, "WHEN A JEW

RULES THE WORLD," AND I

JOKE THE LONGER I'M A

CHRISTIAN, THE MORE JEWISH

I BECOME.

AND I REALLY UNDERSTAND

WHAT PAUL WAS TALKING

ABOUT, THE ONE NEW MAN,

AND HOW THE GENTILES ARE

LITERALLY GRAFTED INTO THE

TREE OF JUDAISM.

FOR ME, GROWING UP -- AND

I GREW UP BAPTIST -- WE

TRIED TO MAKE A LOT OUT OF

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE.

HERE IS THE ONE GENTILE,

AND EVEN THAT TURNS OUT,

IN MY RESEARCH, THAT THAT

IS NOT EVEN TRUE.

HE PROBABLY WAS JEWISH.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

NEW TESTAMENT, ALL OF THE

AUTHORS ARE JEWISH.

FOR ME, NOW, I CAN'T GET

AWAY FROM IT.

BUT WE SEEM TO HAVE GOTTEN

AWAY FROM THAT.

THIS WAS THE BIGGEST

WARNING THAT PAUL THE

APOSTLE MADE TO GENTILE

BELIEVERS.

HE SAID, LISTEN, YOU GUYS,

KNOW YOUR PLACE.

BEFORE YOU WERE INTRODUCED

TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL, TO

JESUS, THE JEWISH MESSIAH,

USHUAIA, YOU WERE A

GENTILE.

YOU WERE A PAGAN.

YOU WERE WITHOUT HOPE AND

GOD IN THE WORLD.

BUT NOW BY GRACE, YOU'VE

BEEN GRAFTED INTO THE TREE

OF ISRAEL.

BUT JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE

BEEN GRAFTED IN BY GRACE,

DON'T YOU BECOME ARROGANT.

DON'T YOU LOOK DOWN ON

THOSE THAT WERE BROKEN OFF

IN ORDER THAT YOU, YOU

BLIND GENTILE, COULD COME

IN.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, GENTILE

ARROGANCE IS WHAT HAS

DOMINATED MUCH OF THE

CHURCH DOWN THROUGH

HISTORY.

THERE IS THIS GREAT

MOVEMENT IN THE EARLY

1800s, THE PLYMOUTH

BROTHER MOVEMENT, AND IT

HAS CHANGED THE

THEOLOGICAL FACE OF THE

EARTH, AND NOW MUCH OF THE

CHURCH STANDS WITH ISRAEL,

BUT NOW IN RECENT YEARS

THERE HAS BEEN THIS TREND

BACK TO EMBRACE

REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY, AND

IT IS A DANGEROUS TREND

AND IT NEEDS TO BE

CONFRONTED VIGOROUSLY.

Gordon: WHAT WAS IT

ABOUT AMERICA -- BECAUSE

YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF

THAT, AND IT IS PRIMARILY

AMERICAN VOICES, STYLES,

AND EVEN ONE OF THE

ANCESTORS OF THE BUSHES

WAS WRITING ABOUT THE

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

AND ONLY THROUGH THE

RESTORATION OF A JEWISH

NATION IN ISRAEL COULD YOU

SEE ACTUAL FULFILLMENT OF

THE BIBLICAL PROPHECIES.

WHAT WAS IT ABOUT AMERICA

THAT ALLOWED THAT?

YOU KNOW, THE UNITED

STATES WAS FOUNDED --

PEOPLE SAY IT WAS FOUNDED

ON JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

PRINCIPLES, AND THAT IS

TRUE IN A GENERAL SENSE.

AND THEN EVEN MORE PISK

SPECIFICALLY, IT WAS

FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN

PRINCIPLES.

BUT ULTIMATELY, HE WAS

FOUNDED ON PROTESTANT

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.

IT REALLY WAS.

WITH THIS MOVEMENT OF THE

PLYMOUTH BROTHER MOVEMENT,

THERE WAS A RETURN TO

REPLACE A MORE LITERAL

VIEW OF VALUE.

ONCE YOU READ THE BIBLE

FOR WHAT IT SAYS, IT

BECOMES CLEAR THAT IN THE

LAST DAYS ISRAEL WOULD BE

REESTABLISHED IN THE LAND

AS A NATION.

YOU HAD NUMEROUS GUYS BACK

THEN THAT SAW IT, DECLARED

IT WOULD HAPPEN HUNDRED HUNDREDS

OF YEARS BEFORE IT

HAPPENED, AND IT HAPPENED.

AND THEY WEREN'T PROPHETS.

THEY WERE SIMPLY READING

THE SCRIPTURES.

Gordon: WHAT CAN

CHRISTIANS DO TO GET MORE

INVOLVED IN THIS?

IT IS ONE THING TO BE

INFORMED, BUT WHEN YOU SEE

THE BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT

SANCTIONS GOING ON, WHAT

CAN YOU DO?

YOU NEED TO RESIST IT.

AND AS IT IS CREEPING INTO

THE DENOMINATIONS, AS IT

HAS, AND WE'VE SEEN SOME

OF THE MAJOR DENOMINATIONS

THAT ARE PUTTING OUT

STATEMENTS THAT ARE

VEHEMENTLY ANTI-ISRAEL,

ALMOST FOR MENTINMENTING PEOPLE

TO VIOLENCE.

IF YOU'RE PART OF A

NOMINATION, STAND AGAINST

IT.

THERE ARE GROUPS ENGAGED

IN THE POLITICAL ACTIVISM

SIDE OF THINGS, AND THAT'S

IMPORTANT.

BUT LET ME JUST SAY THIS,

THAT BEYOND THE POLITICAL

ACTIVISM SIDE, FIRST AND

FOREMOST, OUR STAND WITH

ISRAEL HAS TO BE

GOSPEL-CENTERED.

SO WE NEED TO STAND

AGAINST THE PROPAGANDA AND

THE LIES THAT ARE COMING

AGAINST ISRAEL.

AT THE HEART OF IT, OUR

SUPPORT HAS TO BE MUCH

DEEPER AND SPIRITUAL.

WE NEED TO BE CALLING THE

JEWISH PEOPLE BACK TO THE

GOD OF ISRAEL.

BACK TO THEIR MESSIAH.

IT IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH

THAT BROUGHT US INTO THIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM,

AND THAT'S OUR DUTY, OUR

MANDATE, TO BRING THEM

BACK TO HIM AS WELL.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO PEOPLE -- AND

I'VE ACTUALLY HEARD THIS,

WHO UNDERSTAND BIBLICAL

PROPHECY, WHO UNDERSTAND

THE IMPORTANCE OF ISRAEL

AND FULFILLMENT, BUT AT

THE SAME TIME SAY, LET

THIS OTHER THING HAPPEN

BECAUSE IT WAS PROPHESIED

AS WELL.

AT ONE POINT ALL OF THE

NATIONS ARE GOING TO

GATHER, SO LET THEM DO IT.

WHY HINDER IT?

RIGHT.

FATALISM IS THE GREATEST

PITFALL OF THOSE WHO STUDY

BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

THE LORD WANTS US TO --

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS

THAT WILL TAKE PLACE, BUT

HE DOESN'T WANT US TO

PARTICIPATE AND

CAPITULATE, AND HE DOESN'T

WANT US TO SIT BACK AND

PASSIVELY ALLOW IT TO

HAPPEN.

THIS IS SORT OF THAT WEIRD

DEDIM SHON,DIMENSION, IS IT SATAN OR

IS IT GOD.

WE ARE TO STAND AGAINST

THE ACTIVITY OF SATAN.

IT IS SORT OF THIS

PASSIVITY, THE WHOLE WORLD

IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND

BASKET, AND WHY POLISH THE

BRASS ON A SINKING SHIP.

IN MY OPINION, THE LORD

WILL JUDGE THOSE WHO TAKE

THAT PASSIVE ATTITUDE.

HIS ULTIMATE PURPOSE IS

REDEMPTION, NOT

DESTRUCTION.

Gordon: THEIR BLOOD

WILL BE ON OUR HANDS IF WE

DON'T WARN THEM OF THE

COMING DESTRUCTION AND

DON'T WARN THEM THAT

THEY'RE IN DANGER OF BEING

CUT OFF IF THEY GO ALONG

WITH THIS.

RIGHT.

Gordon: WELL, THANK

YOU FOR THE BOOK.

THANK YOU FOR THE WISDOM.

THANKS FOR THE INSIGHT.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT THIS, "WHEN A JEW

RULES THE WORLD," HOW TO

INTERPRET BIBLICAL

PROPHECY, HOW TO REALLY

UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS ABOUT ISRAEL AND THE

PLAN OF GOD, THIS BOOK IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

> WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: WELL, THIS IS

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WHERE WE INTERACT WITH

YOU, AND WE'VE GOT ALREADY

GOT A QUESTION ON THIS

FROM STEVEN.

HE ASKS: "WHAT EXACTLY IS

A GENTILE, AND WHAT DOES

IT MEAN TO BE GRAFTED IN?"

I'VE HEARD MY PASTOR SAY

THAT PHRASE, AND I DON'T

GET IT.

I JUST USED IN THE

INTERVIEW WITH JOEL.

FIRST, WHAT'S A GENTILE?

A VERY SIMPLE EXPLANATION,

IT MEANS YOUR NOO NOT JEWISH.

IN HEBREW, IT IS THE

GOYON, AND IT IS LOOSELY

TRANSLATED TO THE NATIONS.

AND IN GREEK AND LATIN, IT

BECAME GENTILE.

AND THE GENTILE NATIONS

ARE ALL OF THE NATIONS OF

THE WORLD WHO AREN'T

JEWISH.

SO YOU'RE OUTSIDE THE

COVENANT.

AND THERE ARE TWO

COVENANTS SPECIFICALLY FOR

THIS.

ONE IS THE COVENANT WITH

ABRAHAM, AND THE SECOND IS

THE COVENANT OF MT. SINAI,

THE COVENANT OF THE TORAH,

THAT IF YOU OBSERVE THE

TORAH, GOD WILL BLESS YOU.

IF YOU'RE A DESCENTANT OF

ABRAHAM, GOD WILL BLESS

YOU.

AND YOU HAVE TO BE JEWISH

TO ENTER INTO THOSE

COVENANTS.

NOW, THE APOSTLE PAUL MADE

A WONDERFUL WORD PICTURE,

THAT WE'RE GRAFTED INTO

THAT OLIVE.

HE SAYS, THE GENTILES ARE

THE WILD OLIVES, AND ONLY

THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE THE

DOM MEDOMESTICATED OLIVES.

AND YOU CAN TAKE THE LIMB

OF ONE TREE AND GRAFT IT

INTO ANOTHER TREE AND IT

WILL START GROWING.

AND IT WILL DRAW IN THE

SAP FROM THE ROOT OF THAT

NEW TREE.

AND WHAT HE IS SAYING IS

THAT THE WHILE GENTILES

ARE NOW GRAFTED INTO THE

ROOT OF JUDAISM.

AND WE GET TO ENJOY THE

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