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Daystar, TBN ready for Messiah in Jerusalem


Jerusalem – If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America’s two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City.

Texas-based Daystar Television Network already beams a 24-hour-a-day live webcam from its terrace. Not to be outdone, Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network last month bought the building next door.

The dueling studios are part of an aggressive push by U.S. evangelical broadcasters seeking to gain a stronger foothold in the holy city. Their presence not only offers boasting rights with American viewers and contributors, but also — and more controversially — a platform for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to Jews in Israel.

Daystar already airs its English-language programming in Israel with dedicated channels on both Yes and cable provider HOT Telecommunications Systems, claiming to be the first Christian evangelical broadcaster to transmit a gospel message to Israeli television sets 24 hours a day.

“The main thing we want to do is help sponsor what we call Messianic Jews, or Jews that have received Jesus Christ as their Messiah,” said TBN co-founder Paul Crouch, who recently wrapped up a tour of Israel with 1,800 TBN supporters, most of them from America.

“We want to do some Hebrew language programs to reach out to Jews and entice them to read the word of God and become what we call a completed Jew.”

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Rather then offer my thoughts on the contents of this article, I decided to (at the least) appear intelligent and wise by remaining silent;

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent”  – Proverbs 17:28

8 comments on “Daystar, TBN ready for Messiah in Jerusalem

  1. Lol, typo in the first sentence – Jesus will descend onto the Mt. of Olives, not from.

    My first thought about these two US broadcast businesses setting up shop was that when Jesus comes back He will be coming in glory. I doubt any broadcast equipment will survive – the technology will get fried or will break from the earth shaking from the mountain splitting.
    What part of God’s power and glory are these jokers not getting?

    Acts 1:9-11
    9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

    Zechariah 14:4
    And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south.

    Matthew 24:30
    Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

    I expect technology may be involved in the whole world seeing, but I wonder if it will be satellite cameras not close studio type cameras?
    The hubris of TBN and Daystar never ceases to amaze me.

    • Aha! good catch on the typo Bene!🙂

      What part of God’s power and glory are these jokers not getting?

      Apparently they’re not understanding much about either one!

      When i read the story last night, i got this picture in my mind of reporters from these two networks, with microphones in hand, pushing and shoving each other aside trying to be the one who gets the first sound-bite from Jesus. Isn’t that ridiculous? But i think its actually what they believe will happen. All these folks have bought into the fantasies spun within the “Left Behind” books/films.

      The entire article is pretty revealing. The fact that these two “Christian” networks are trying to one-up each other shows their true intentions.

  2. PJ,

    have you ever heard of the coo-coo bird?

    A coo-coo bird has more sense than these two organizations.

    I mean, there was a time when I gathered to a prayer meeting that went for 90 hours straight. I was young and foolish and prayed the entire ninety hours and then 10 hours more simply because I was so wired I couldn’t sleep! I suppose there will be some praying there at that Western Wall when the Lord returns maybe thinking it was their prayers that put Him over the top and God said “GO” and Christ got up and returned to this world through that Eastern gate?

    The Apostle Paul did exhort that we should pray without ceasing. Maybe that was what he had in mind, aye?🙂

    Now, because of these organizations we can rest our heads on our pillows fully assured that we won’t miss Christ’s return when He returns and we should support the efforts of these two organizations in doing so, sleeping rest assured?

    Hmmmmmm, I have for years logged onto a Jewish website that has a live stream of the Western Wall. It is twenty four seven and it’s free to go online and see who is praying or not?

    Now tell me PJ, am I misled and misguided about praying without ceasing or sleeping?

    • I suppose there will be some praying there at that Western Wall when the Lord returns maybe thinking it was their prayers that put Him over the top and God said “GO” and Christ got up and returned to this world through that Eastern gate

      Put Him over the top? Ahahaha! Michael, i laughed so hard at reading that i nearly fell out of my chair.🙂

      Though its probably true…they would think that.

  3. You said “Rather then offer my thoughts on the contents of this article, I decided to (at the least) appear intelligent and wise by remaining silent;

    “Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent” – Proverbs 17:28”

    Hear Hear….My sentiments exactly. But I will venture to ask the question, where are they digging this stuff up from? NOT the scriptures for sure😦

    • Sylvia, i think they believe the entire “Left Behind” scenario: how things will play out during the last days, when and exactly how Jesus will return, etc.

      Doesn’t look like i stayed silent today. Guess my brain was starting to hurt from all that wisdom and intelligence suddenly showing up… aha!

  4. Woe to them who use God’s Word for their own prosperity. I am not sure how things will exactly play out, but I do know the voice of false teachers. The Jerusalem thing is just another money raising scam. The blind masses will surely give to pay for Jan’s dog’s opulent quarters.

    • Amen Rick.

      Like you, im not sure exactly how everything will unfold either. All i do know for sure, is Jesus will return!

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