Host Rev. Dr. John Tweedie explains biblical prophecies concerning Israel, past, present, and future. Through vivid images, on-site teaching, and captivating interviews, you will feel the pulse of our prophetic times, gaining new insights into God’s plans and purposes for Israel and the nations.
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EPISODES — SEASON FIVE
Episode 1: Your Kingdom Come
Jesus taught His disciples to pray for the ‘Kingdom’ to come, but what exactly is the ‘Kingdom’ and how and when will it come? In this first exciting episode of Season 5 of Israel: The Prophetic Connection, Rev. Dr. John Tweedie explores the answers to these and other questions about Christ’s return and how this event will usher in the anticipated establishment of God’s Kingdom reign on earth.
Episode 2: The Return of Israel
In the year A.D. 70 the armies of Rome, having besieged Jerusalem and killed thousands of citizens within her walls, caused what’s known as the ‘Diaspora’, the forced exile of the greater portion of the population from the land of Israel into many Gentile nations. This dispersion lasted 1878 years; it ended with the rebirth of Israel in 1948. Amazingly, these events occurred precisely as the Hebrew prophets had foretold. This episode traces the prophetic timeline from Israel’s expulsion to her seemingly miraculous rebirth.
Episode 3: The Restoration of Israel
The Jewish people who migrated back to Israel at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries encountered a desolate landscape virtually devoid of trees, but the Hebrew prophets long ago had promised that this desolation would not be Israel’s final state. The Prophetic Ezekiel was more specific: he declared more than 2500 years ago that Israel would become again like the Garden of Eden. In this episode, Rev. Dr. John Tweedie determines when and how this glorious transformation began, and why it continues today against a backdrop of threats of war and incessant terrorist attacks.
Episode 4: Wars, Famines and Pestilences
On the first Palm Sunday nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus wept at the sight of Jerusalem even as He prophesied of her impending destruction. His tears and the prophetic scenario He described prompted His disciples to ask Him not only about the Holy City’s soon destruction but also about His promised return to earth. Jesus gave a detailed response to the disciples’ questions. He said there would be clear signs pointing to His imminent return to earth. This episode considers the specific signs Jesus gave and asks whether they are evident today?
Episode 5: Apostasy and Delusion
The Apostle Paul, writing to the churches of his day, also gave specific signs he said would point to the imminent return of Christ to earth, among them ‘Apostasy and Delusion’; the first paints a picture of a lukewarm Church while the second speaks of widespread deception and false teachers. Episode 5 examines the liberal trends of our times, their impact on society and the Church, and why these are sure harbingers of Christ’s promised return.
Episode 6: False Prophets
While Jesus gave no specific date for His return, He did say that His Father knew the precise time when it would occur. Instead, Jesus gave specific signs that would signal the nearness of His return. These included wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences earthquakes, false prophets and false Messiahs. This episode examines how false prophets can be identified in any society. What are their characteristics and how can they be distinguished from true biblical prophets?
Episode 7: Lawlessness and Godlessness
When asked by His disciples about His return to earth, Jesus said that the generation on earth immediately prior to His return would be similar to that of Noah’s day. Are we living in this terminal generation? Since Noah’s generation was full of violence and wickedness and the intentions of men’s hearts were inclined toward evil all the time, God destroyed that generation by a worldwide flood. However, Noah and his immediate family survived, but only by being obedient to God’s instructions to build an Ark large enough for themselves and for single pairs of all living species that flew above the earth or walked on it.
Episode 8: Good News of the Kingdom
When asked about His Second Coming, Jesus said it would not occur until every part of the earth had heard the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel (the salvation He offered through His life, death, resurrection and ascension into Heaven). In other words, worldwide evangelization would be taking place even as the other prophetic ‘Signs’ were occurring. This exciting episode Rev. Dr. John Tweedie explains the promised hope that will still be available to those caught up in the prophetic storm of events occurring on earth.
Episode 9: The Rise of Antichrist
Describedas the antithesis of Christ, this individual will rise to international prominence during an unprecedented time of worldwide upheaval and chaos. His appearance on the world’s stage has been foretold by various Hebrew prophets, Christian apostles and by Christ Himself as yet another one of the ‘Signs’ pointing to His return. Endued with Satanic power, the Antichrist will seize control over nations by persuasion and deception. This episode explores ancient prophecies that describe this dark individual’s nature, his origins and ultimate demise at a place called Armageddon.
Episode 10: The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
It has been said that the Jews have suffered more than any other race or nation on earth. The European Holocaust claimed an estimated six million Jewish lives in what was supposed to be civilized, Christian Europe. Today, there are disturbing new waves of Anti-Semitism emerging in Europe and elsewhere. The Prophet Jeremiah prophesied of a specific time called ‘Jacob’s Trouble’ – an unprecedented time of Jewish suffering. Are we living in that time? This episode seeks answers to this question by asking another: is the time of Jacob’s Trouble a past or future event?