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Series: “The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012)”
with Myles and Katharine Weiss
On location in Israel, we created this presentation of the holidays our Lord celebrated. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, these celebrations comprise one of the most fascinating studies of Biblical types and shadows. Since knowledge of these feasts seems to repose mainly with Jewish people, whether Messianic or other, we wanted to acquaint our large audience with this information. Few churches or seminaries teach what we take up in this series. Below are descriptions of each program.
1204 “Overview”
Zola teaches from the Mount of Olives, giving us a summary of the festivals that the Lord established for the Chosen People in Leviticus 23. Zola interviews Dan Hendrickson who explains how rabbinical Jews view each of the feasts.
1205 “Passover”
Myles and Katharine present an encore performance of this classic series on the seven feasts of Israel. In front of a bloodstained doorway, Zola gave us a look at the original Exodus and our own deliverance from the wilderness of a sinful life. He explained each element of the traditional Seder as it relates to Christ’s fulfillment and the Lord’s redemptive plan.
1206 “Unleavened Bread”
Zola explained how this festival annually reminds the Chosen People that they did not have time to let the bread rise when the Lord delivered them out of Egypt, and how the Messiah is represented in the unique matzo itself. We visited a factory outside Jerusalem to find out how matzo is made.
1207 “First Fruits”
In this feast, “wave offerings”—two loaves of bread, representing the Church and the Chosen—are presented to the Lord for the new harvest season. The editor of the magazine Eretz (The Land) shared insights about the ancient similarities between modern Judaism and the present-day Church.
1208 “Pentecost”
Zola explained that when Christ told His disciples to wait for the coming power of the Lord, the Jews were anticipating the celebration of Shavuot.
1209 “Trumpets”
Zola taught about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. A day of celebration and merriment, it is also a time when the seriousness of sin begins to weigh on the hearts of the Jewish people. We saw how the ceremonial horns—shofars—are made. Left Behind author Tim LaHaye gave insights about what will happen when the last trumpet sounds.
1210 “Day of Atonement”
From the Mount of Olives, Zola tells us about Yom Kippur. Once a year, the priest entered into the presence of God in the Holy of Holies. Here, a sacrifice was made for the corporate sin of the nation. We show you a recreation of the Tabernacle located in Timna Park, on the Red Sea.
1211 “Tabernacles”
Standing next to a sukkah (booth), Zola explains how the mood in Israel changes from a solemn occasion of judgment to one of celebration and merriment. U.S. immigrant Chuck King tells us about the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem plans for its yearly celebration at Qumran.
1212 “Purim / Hanukkah”
From the giant Menorah by the Israeli Parliament, Zola recalls the book of Esther as well as the New Testament references to the Festival of Lights, rededicating the Temple. We hear the testimony of a natural-born Israeli whose life dramatically changed when he found his Messiah.
1213 “Sabbath”
Standing by a stream in the desert, Zola reads from Exodus and teaches about the day of rest. He draws a contrast between this commandment and where Christian people find their “rest.” Rabbi Henri Noach explains why this one observance most distinguishes the Jewish people.
1214 “Music”
The music seen in the other ten programs. We see dramatic recreations of each feast, Zola’s performance on location in Israel as well as a view of the scenic beauty of the Holy Land.