Christian World News – June 2, 2017


>>WHEN MORDECAI GUR, THE ISRAELI GENERAL, SAID ON THE RADIO, THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS IN OUR HANDS, IT ELECTRIFIED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE PLANET.>>George: THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,” IN JUNE OF 1967, JEWISH FORCES UNIFIED JERUSALEM, INSPIRING JEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO RETURN TO THEIR BIBLICAL HOMELAND.>>Wendy: NOW 50 YEARS LATER, WE EXAM THE PROPHECY AND THE PROMISE OF THE RESTORATION OF JERUSALEM. *>>George: HELLO, AND WELCOME TO THIS VERY SPECIAL EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” I’M GEORGE THOMAS.>>Wendy: YES, YOU ARE. AND I’M WENDY GRIFFITH. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, FIVE ARAB NATIONS LAUNCHED A MASSIVE ATTACK AGAINST THE NATION OF ISRAEL. BY THE END OF THE SIX-DAY WAR, ISRAEL HAD RECAPTURED JERUSALEM AND THE BIBLE HEARTLAND OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA.>>George: IT IS A MIRACULOUS STORY THAT INVOKES BIBLICAL PROPHECY AND DIVINE INTERVENTION. BEHIND THE SCENES, TWO SUPER POWERS CAME TO THE BRINK OF ARMAGEDDON. CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT STORY.>>Chris: JUNE 5th, 1967, THE PRIME MINISTER SENT A CABLE TO PRESIDENT LINDEN JOHNSON INFORMING WAR HAD BEGUN. HE WROTE: “ISRAEL’S EXISTENCE AND INTEGRITY HAVE BACTERI BEEN IN DANGER. .” HE ADDED A REQUEST, “PREVENT THE SOVIET UNION FROM EXPANDING AND EN LARCHENLARGING CONFLICT.”>>Chris: MIDDLE EAST EXPERT JOEL C. ROSENBERG SAYS WHILE ISRAEL FACED THE COMBINED MIGHT OF ARAB COUNTRIES, IT WAS THE SOVIET UNION CASTING A GIANT SHADOW OVER THE WAR.>>NOW JUNE 5th, 1967, THE MORNING THAT ESHKOL ORDERS ISRAELI BOMBERS INTO ACTION AND THEY’RE SUCCESSFUL, THE SOVIET PREMIER DIALS THE HOTLINE RIGHT INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMANDS TO TALK TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON. NOW, THE HOTLINE WAS RARELY USED, EXCEPT IN THE MOST EXTREME CRISES. AND THE MESSAGE THAT KOSIGAN SENT HEAVILY IMPLIED IF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T FORCE ISRAEL TO BACK DOWN, THAT THE SOVIETS WERE GOING TO TAKE DIRECT MILITARY ACTION. AND THIS TOOK THE CONFLICT TO AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT LEVEL.>>Chris: PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD TOLD ESHKOL THE U.S. MIGHT CAUGHT OFF MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO ISRAEL IN CASE OF A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE.>>THE ISRAELI LEADERSHIP WAS ALREADY TAKING A HUGE RISK THAT JOHNSON WOULD KEEP HIS WORD. ONCE THE SOVIETS GOT INVOLVED, THE DYNAMIC CHANGED. SUDDENLY THE JOHNSON WHITE HOUSE SAW THE CONFLICT NOT SIMPLY IN TERMS OF ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN OR ISRAELI-SYRIAN TERMS, BUT IN U.S.-SOVIET TERMS.>>Chris: THAT LED JOHNSON TO SEND THE SIXTH FLEET STEAMING TOWARDS ISRAEL AS A SHOW OF SUPPORT.>>Chris: WOULD YOU SAY THE FACT THAT THE SOVIETS NEVER DID GET INTO THE WAR PART OF THE MIRACLE OF THE SIX-DAY WAR?>>I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE UNTOLD STORIES, OR RARELY TOLD STORIES, OF GOD’S PROTECTION OF ISRAEL, IS THE FACT THAT THE SOVIETS SEEMED TO COME SO CLOSE, THAT THEY WERE THREATENING TO THE AMERICANS, TO THE ISRAELIS DIRECTLY, AND THEY WERE PROMISING THEIR ARAB ALLIES THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO MORE, AND THEN THEY WERE ACTUALLY MOVING MILITARY FORCES CLOSER AND CLOSER TO ISRAEL.>>Chris: AND ROSENBERG ALSO SEES THE WAR AS A PROPHETIC MILESTONE.>>THE BIBLE DOES SAY THAT JERUSALEM WILL COME BACK UNDER JEWISH CONTROL. AND IT HAPPENS IN JUNE OF 1967. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JUDEA AND SAMARIA, WHAT THE WORLD CALLS THE WEST BANK, WILL BE IN JEWISH HANDS. IT’S PART OF THE BIBLICAL HEARTLAND. AND GOD SAYS HE WILL RESTORE THE LAND AND HE’LL RESTORE THE PEOPLE TO THE LAND. AND I THINK THAT YOU ALSO SEE GOD GIVING THIS LAND BACK TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE. NOT BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT, BUT BECAUSE GOD HAD PROMISED IT.>>Chris: THE SIX-DAY WAR BECAME A TURNING POINT FOR JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL. THROUGHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT, GOD SAYS HE IS GOING TO DRAW THE JEWISH PEOPLE BACK TO THE LAND. BUT WHAT IS INTERESTING IS AT THAT POINT, WHEN MORDECAI GUR, THE ISRAELI GENERAL, SAID ON THE RADIO, THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS IN OUR HANDS — [YELLING]>>– WHEN THAT WAS BROADCAST NOT JUST TO ISRAEL, BUT WORLDWIDE, IT LEELECTRIFIED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE PLANET. THE LEVEL OF ALIYAH, JEWS LEAVING THEIR EXILE COUNTRIES AND COMING BACK TO THE LAND OF THEIR FOREFATHERS, SKYROCKETED IN THE YEARS AHEAD.>>Chris: ALTHOUGH ISRAEL SURVIVED ONE OF ITS DARKEST MOMENTS, ROSENBERG SAYS IT STILL FACES THREATS FROM THE NORTH, BACKED BY A FAMILIAR INTERLOPER.>>I SEE THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE VERY ACTIVELY MOVING INTO THIS REGION. THEY HAVE MADE IRAN THEIR PRIMARY ALLY, AND NOW THEY’RE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH IRAN TO PROP UP BASHAR al-ASSAD, WHO HAS SLAUGHTERED SOME 500,000 PEOPLE IN SYRIA. YOU HAVE RUSSIAN FORCES AND IRANIAN FORCES HELPING SYRIAN FORCES JUST A FEW MILES NORTH OF ISRAEL.>>Chris: 50 YEARS SINCE THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM, ROSENBERG SAYS ISRAEL AND ITS CAPITAL REMAIN ON THE FRONT LINES.>>JERUSALEM WAS REUNITED 50 YEARS AGO, BUT THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM REMAINS. IT IS A POLITICAL BATTLE. IT’S AN ECONOMIC BATTLE. THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO ISOLATE ISRAEL POLITICALLY AROUND THE WORLD. JERUSALEM IS THE FLASH POINT. JERUSALEM IS THE EPICENTER EPICENTER. YOU KNOW, FOR 4,000 YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE WANTED THIS CITY AND THEY HAVE FOUGHT HARD TO GET IT. THE FACT THAT ISRAEL CONTROLS IT TODAY IS BIBLICAL, IT IS PROPHETIC, BUT IT IS ALSO COMPLICATED. AND WE NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND PRAYING FOR ISRAEL TO BE SECURE.>>Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.>>Wendy: THANKS, CHRIS.>>>CBN HAS PRODUCED A DOCUDRAMA ABOUT THE RETAKING OF JERUSALEM, AND ITS CALLED “IN OUR HANDS.” AND IT WILL BE IN SELECT THEATERS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 6th. CHECK OUT cbnnews.com TO FIND LOCATIONS AND TIMES IN YOUR AREA.>>George: COMING UP, WITNESS PROPHECY UNFOLDING IN THE WEST BANK. AND SEE WHY THE LAUGHTER OF THESE CHILDREN SIGNALS A PIVOTAL POINT IN HISTORY.>>George: AND WELCOME BACK TO THE BROADCAST. SINCE 1967, THE WORLD HAS CALLED ON ISRAEL TO TURN OVER THE LANDER IT WON IN THE SIX-DAY WAR IN EXCHANGE FOR PEACE.>>Wendy: BUT THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE GOD GAVE THAT LAND TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS PART OF THEIR DIVINE INHERITANCE.>>Chris: MUCH OF THE WORLD CALLS THE PLAYGROUND THESE CHILDREN ENJOY AN OBSTACLE TO PEACE. THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE WEST BANK. ARE WE WITNESSING PROPHECY UNFOLDING RIGHT NOW, AFTER THE 1967 WAR?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT SAYS THAT THE SOUNDS OF CHILDREN PLAYING AND THE STREETS WILL BE HEARD ONCE AGAIN. YOU HEAR IT. YOU SEE IT. *>>Chris: I SPOKE WITH FORMER SHILOH MAYOR DAVID RUBIN IN SHILO, OFFICER OVERLOOKING THE HIGHWAY ABE EISENHOWEABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB WOULD HAVE TRAVELLED ON. IT OPENED THE DOOR FOR JEWISH PEOPLE TO REDEEM THE BIBLICAL HEARTLAND AFTER 2,000 YEARS IN EXILE. PLACES LIKE JERUSALEM, HOME OF TWO CONSECUTIVE JEWISH TEMPLES. BETHLEHEM, THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS. HEBRON, WHERE ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND THEIR WIVES ARE BURIED. AND SHILO, WHERE THE TABERNACLE STOOD FOR 369 YEARS. THEY ALL CAME BACK INTO ISRAELI HANDS.>>SO YOU SEE ’67, THE SIX-DAY WAR WAS, IS JUST LIKE A PROPHETIC PIVOT IN TIME AND HISTORY?>>CLEARLY. CLEARLY. IT SAYS IN THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL, THE DRY BONES BEING PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. ISRAEL WAS BEING PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AS A NATION. WE DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO SHILO, WE DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO SCHEM AND WE DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO BETHEL AND JER JERICHO, WE DEFINITELY DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO O TE TEL AVIV.>>Chris: IT TOOK UNTIL 1978 FOR SHILO SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED.>>THERE WERE ISRAELIS WHO WERE COMING HERE, TRYING TO SET UP TENTS ON THE LOWER HILLS OF SHILO, AND THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, WHO WAS LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER AT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, KEPT SENDING IN THE ARMY TO CHASE THEM AWAY.>>Chris: JUST MONTHS AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR, ISRAELIS ESTABLISHED THE FIRST JEWISH COMMUNITY IN JUDEA, ABOUT 35 MILES SOUTH OF SHILO. JEWS LIVED THERE BEFORE ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE WAR IN 1948 AND EITHER WERE EVACUATED OR MASSACRED BY THE JORDANIANS.>>WHEN THIS GROUP OF ORPHANS OF THOSE WHO ARE MURDERED NOTIFIED THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT, IF YOU DON’T GIVE US THE PERMIT, WE WILL GO ON WITHOUT A PERMIT, THE GOVERNMENT REALLY COULDN’T STAND UP AGAINST ORPHANS OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED. AND SO IT WAS ESTABLISHED.>>Chris: RABBI WALDMAN WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO HELPED ESTABLISH THE NEXT COMMUNITY IN ANCIENT HEBRON.>>THERE WAS ALWAYS A JEWISH COMMUNITY IN HEBRON HEBRON, EVEN DURING THE 2,000 YEARS OF EXILE, UNTIL 1929, WHEN THE ARABS MASSACRED THE JEWISH COMMUNITY HERE.>>Chris: A SMALL GROUP OF FAMILIES RENTED A HOTEL IN HEBRON FOR THE PASSOVER SADAR, AND ESSENTIALLY THEY NEVER LEFT.>>I BELIEVE THEN ALWAYS THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF ISRAEL WAS WITH US. EVEN MORE THAN A HALF YEAR AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR, THE SPIRITS WERE HIGH AMONG ALMOST THE ENTIRE POPULATION. *>>Announcer: THOUSANDS OF ISRAELI PILGRIMS ENTER THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM FOR SOLEMN RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES.>>ALL OF THE MILITARY WAS THERE. I REMEMBER HEADLINES, PASSAGES OF THE PROPHETS HOVERING IN THE AIR.>>Chris: AFTER 50 YEARS, SOME 430,000 ISRAELIS LIVE IN MORE THAN 200 COMMUNITIES IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA. THE NUMBER JUMPS TO 750,000 IF EASTERN JERUSALEM NEIGHBORHOODS ARE INCLUDED.>>THE GROWTH HERE HAS BEEN SO TREMENDOUS. AND AS WE HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH THOSE 50 YEARS AFTER THE SIX-DAY WAR, AND WE’RE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE, WE HAD THIS VISION OF BOOMING SHILO ONCE AGAIN.>>Chris: 50 YEARS AGO, WHAT WOULD THIS PLACE HAVE LOOKED LOCK?>>BARREN DESERT. IT WAS JUST HILLS OF WEEDS AND THORNS.>>Chris: THERE ARE 8,000 RESIDENTS IN THE SHILO TOWNSHIP. MORE THAN 2,000 OF THEM ARE CHILDREN, WHO STUDY HERE IN SHILO.>>WE LEARNED THAT WHEN ISRAEL IS NOT IN THE LAND, THAT THE LAND LAYS BARREN. THE LAND DOESN’T GIVE ITS FRUIT. AND NOW THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS GIVING OF ITS FRUIT BECAUSE ISRAEL IS BACK. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT FRUIT IS WHAT YOU SEE RIGHT HERE, ALL THESE CHILDREN HERE.>>Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, SHILO IN SAMARIA.>>George: UP NEXT, WHY SOME BELIEVE RETAKING THE TEMPLE MOUNT WAS ONLY THE FIRST STEP IN AN IMPORTANT BIBLICAL PROPHECY.>>Wendy: WELCOME BACK. IT IS A KEY ELEMENT OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY, INVOLVING THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE EARTH.>>George: WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A THIRD TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM. AND NOW THERE IS A MOVEMENT IN ISRAEL TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. IT ALL STARTED WHEN THE ISRAELIS RETOOK THE TEMPLE MOUNT BACK IN 1967.>>ON JUNE 7, 1967, ISRAELI BRIGADE COMMANDER MOTTA GUR MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT JEWS HAD WAITED TO HEAR FOR SOME 2,000 YEARS. [YELLING]>>RETAKING THIS GROUND BECAUSE IMPORTANT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. FOR ONE, IT IS WHERE KING SOLOMON BUILT THE FIRST JEWISH TEMPLE. AFTER THE PALESTINIANS DESTROYED IT, THEY LAID A NEW ONE. COMMANDER GUR DECLARED THAT THE TEMPLE MOUNT WAS BACK IN JEWISH HANDS, IT REKINDLED HOPE FOR A LONG-AWAITED THIRD TEMPLE.>>THE SIX-DAY WAR WAS A MIRACLE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS AND IT WAS A CATACLYSMIC OPENING OF NEW ERA FOR ISRAEL AND FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.>>Chris: RABBI CHAM RICHMOND IS DEDICATED TO REBUILDING THE JEWISH TEMPLE. HE SEES THE TIME SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR AS A PROPHETIC SHIFT.>>IT WOULD BE HARD NOT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST 50 YEARS AS A TREMENDOUS JUMP-START, A TREMENDOUS FAST FORWARD. IT IS MORE THAN THAN PROPHETIC. IT IS LIKE A KISS FROM HEAVEN. IT IS AN INTIMATE BRUSH WITH THE REALITY OF GOD’S COMPASSION AND LOVE. HE KEEPS HIS PROMISES.>>Chris: THE INSTITUTE SHARES A KEY CONNECTION TO THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM. ITS FOUNDER, RABBI ISRAEL ALIAL, SERVED WITH THE 55th BRIGADE THAT CAPTURED THE TEMPLE MOUNT. AFTER THE VICTORY, A JORDANIAN GUIDE GAVE THEM A REMARKABLE TOUR.>>HIS JOB WAS TO CARRY THE COMPANY MACHINE GUN. HE ACTUALLY — THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE LIBERATION OF JERUSALEM, HE WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF GUARDING OVER THE SPOT OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK, WHICH IS THE HOLY OF HOLIEST. THE STORY HE TOLD US IS THAT THE SOLDIERS WERE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND IT WAS JUST LIKE THE FIRST HOUR OR SO. AND THEY WERE APPROACHED BY A JORDANIAN FELLOW IN WESTERN DRESS WHO EXPLAINED THAT HE WAS THE OFFICIAL TOUR GUIDE FOR THE JORDANIAN PARLIAMENT. AND HE OFFERED TO TAKE THE SOLDIERS AND SHOW THEM THE SIGHTS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT. HE TAKES THE SOLDIERS AND THE RABBI THERE, AND HE SAYS, WELL, THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE THE SANCTUARY STOOD. THIS IS WHERE THE ALTER STOOD. AND THIS IS WHERE THE MENORAH STOOD. HE TELLS THEM ALL OF THESE THINGS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY TEMPLE. FINALLY THE RABBI ASKED HIM, WHY ARE YOU TELLING US ALL OF THIS? HE SAID, WE HAVE TRADITION FROM OUR FATHERS, AND THEY FROM THEIR FATHERS, THAT ONE DAY THE JEWS WOULD WAGE A WAR AND CONQUER THIS MOUNTAIN AND REBUILD THE HOLY TEMPLE. AND I ASSUME YOU’RE STARTING TOMORROW, AND I WANT THIS TO BE MY PART IN HELPING YOU.>>Chris: WHAT WAS THEIR REACTION TO THAT STORY?>>THEY WERE REALLY SURPRISED, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS IN HINDSIGHT, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE WE WERE READY.>>Chris: 50 YEARS LATER, THAT HAS CHANGED, GATHERING OFFICIAL TEMPLE ELEMENTS SUCH AS THE PRIESTLY GARMENTS. AND HE IS DISPELLING MYTHS ON YouTube.>>WHAT WAS THE HOLY TEMPLE REALLY ALL ABOUT?>>Chris: ALL OF THIS MEANS TALK OF REBUILDING THE TEMPLE IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED A FRINGE IDEA.>>THEY, HOW MANY MEMBERS OF KNESSET ARE SPEAKING ABOUT JEWISH RIGHTS TO PLAN THE TEMPLE MOUNT. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT REBUILDING THE TEMPLE MOUNT. 20 YEARS AGO, THESE PEOPLE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN GIVEN A MOMENT ON PRIME TIME TELEVISION TO SAY THESE THINGS. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN LAUGHED OUT.>>Chris: A FEW YEARS AGO, THESE THINGS WERE CONSIDERED FRINGE?>>ZEALOTS, CRAZY. 10 YEARS AGO, THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE MEMBER OF KNESSET WHO ASCENDED THE TEMPLE MOUNT. TODAY WE HAVE 20 MEMBERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PRAYING ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND ARE PART IN THE BATTLE FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND FOR BRINGING THE TEMPLE MOUNT BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE NEXT STEP IN THE REDEMPTION PROCESS.>>Chris: RICHMOND SEES THE TEMPLE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH WHO WROTE 3,000 YEARS AGO THAT GOD’S HOUSE WOULD BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS.>>IT MEANS BASICALLY THAT THERE IS A GOD IN THE WORLD AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME. AND THAT WE ARE SO CONNECTED THE HIM AND TO EACH OTHER AND TO THAT PURPOSE AND TO ALL HUMANITY, AND IT IS JUST A WONDERFUL PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE WITH YOU TODAY, TO BE LOOKING OUT OVER JERUSALEM, AND TO REALIZE THAT WE’RE LIVING IN PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME IN HISTORY. IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND YOU SEE HIS HAND ON HIS PEOPLE AND YOU UNDERSTAND THE TREMENDOUS CHANGES THAT HAVE GONE ON OVER THE YEARS, YOU SEE THAT THE ONE WHO BROUGHT US THIS FAR ISN’T FINISHED AND WILL KEEP HIS PROMISES.>>Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, THE TEMPLE MOUNT, JERUSALEM.>>Wendy: WHEN WE COME BACK, HOW RECAPTURING THE TEMPLE MOUNT OPENED A WHOLE NEW DOOR TO ANCIENT HISTORY.>>George: IN THE PAST 50 YEARS, ARCHEOLOGISTS HAVE UNCOVERED SOME OF HISTORY’S MOST SIGNIFICANT FINDS & AROUND JERUSALEM.>>Wendy: THOSE DISCOVERIES BECAME POSSIBLE WHEN ISRAELI TROOPS CAPTURED EAST JERUSALEM IN JUNE OF 1967.>>Chris: FROM 1948 TO 1967, JERUSALEM WAS A CITY DIVIDED BY LANDMINES, BARK CADESBARRICADES AND BARBED WIRE. SUDDENLY AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE DOORS OF JERUSALEM WERE OPENED TO ARCHEOLOGISTS. THE FIRST DIG TOOK PLACE HERE AT THE SOUTHWESTERN WALL OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT BOBY ALOT MAZAR’S GRANDFATHER.>>MY GRANDFATHER EXCAVATED FOR 10 YEARS WITHOUT STOPPING. HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF WORK REVEALED FANTASTIC REMAINS OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM OF ALL PERIODS.>>IT CAUSED THE BOOM OF ARCHEOLOGY. THERE WAS SUDDENLY A BUDGET FOR ARCHEOLOGY. THERE WAS A PUBLIC INTEREST IN ARCHEOLOGY OF JERUSALEM.>>Chris: SINCE 1967, MAZAR AND BARCOT HAVE MADE SOME OF ISRAEL’S GREATEST FINDS.>>WE SHOWED AND REVEALED KING DAVID’S PALACE, AND SHOWED MER MORE ON KING SOLOMON’S CONSTRUCTION.>>WE DISCOVERED THE EARLIEST MOVEMENT CALLED MANUSCRIPTS, EVER DISCOVERED. THESE ARE TWO TINY SCROLLS OF SILVER. “THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU” IS ON BOTH OF THEM.>>Chris: DO ANY OF THESE DISCOVERIES CONFIRM THE BIBLICAL RECORD OF JERUSALEM?>>IN GENERAL, THE ANSWER IS YES. THE HISTORY, WHICH EMERGED FROM THE RESULTS OF THE EXCAVATION, SITS WELL WITH THE HISTORICAL DATA EMBEDDED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.>>Chris: PERHAPS MAZAR’S GREATEST FIND BROUGHT THE BIBLE TO LIFE.>>FROM THE BIBLICAL TIMES, FINDING THE SEAL IMPRESSION FROM KING HEZ HEZEKIAH HIMSELF, THIS IS UNHEARD OF, TO COME AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE TO A BIBLICAL FIGURE, NOT TO MENTION SUCH A KING AS KING HEZEKIAH. TO FIND HIS SEAL IMPRESSION, IT IS ALMOST TOUCHING HIM.>>Chris: IS THERE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN WHAT YOU’VE DISCOVERED IN THE TIME WAS JESUS HERE IN JERUSALEM?>>YES, FOR SURE. IN THE BOOK OF ACTS AND IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, THERE IS A MENTIONING OF THE EASTERN PORCH OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT, WHICH APPEARS UNDER THE NAME OF THE PORCH OF SOLOMON. WE HAVE THE FLOORS UPON WHICH THE COINS WERE ROLLING WHEN JESUS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN THE TEMPLES OF THE MONEY-CHANGERS.>>THE BIBLICAL STORIES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT STORIES, BY THE WAY, IT GOES TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY JUST PROVE QUITE ACCURATELY THE DEVELOPMENT OF JERUSALEM AND THE WAY JERUSALEM IS DESCRIBED, WHICH IS QUITE ACCURATE.>>Chris: TODAY, 50 YEARS AFTER THE WAR, JERUSALEM IS AN OPEN CITY. VISITORS CAN COME TO SEE THE EXCAVATIONS BELOW THE CITY OF DAVID, AT THE POOL OF SHILO, WHERE JESUS HEALED THE BLIND MAN, OR THE MASSIVE DIG, NEAR THE WALLS OF THE OLD CITY.>>I COME IN THE MORNING AND I GO TO SLEEP WITH JERUSALEM. EXCAVATING JERUSALEM IS 100% ON MY MIND, BESIDES MY FAMILY, YOU KNOW.>>THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE ON EARTH WHICH CAN COMPETE WITH JERUSALEM.>>Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.>>George: ALL RIGHT, FOLKS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK.>>Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL OF US HERE AT “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,” GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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  1. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW, GOD IS BRINGING JUDGEMENT ON THE MEDIA OR FAKE NEWS. OR BETTER YET LIARS. THOU SHALL NOT LIE. WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE INTERNET AND GOOGLE RIGHT. STOP LYING ON MEDIA.

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