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Episode: “The Palestinian Zionist”

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  • 00:17 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED,
  • 00:24 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:39 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 00:42 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:44 JEFFREY SEIF HERE AGAIN
  • 00:45 WITH ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:49 AND THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION AT THAT.
  • 00:53 I'M THRILLED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO NAIM KHOURY, A FRIEND OF MINE,
  • 00:59 A FRIEND OF OUR MINISTRY,
  • 01:01 AN ARAB CHRISTIAN FROM BETHLEHEM.
  • 01:05 THERE IS A FANTASTIC TESTIMONY HERE.
  • 01:09 WHAT A STORY!
  • 01:10 AND I AM THRILLED TO BRING IT TO YOU COAST TO COAST.
  • 01:14 EVERYONE NEEDS TO HEAR WHAT THIS MAN HAS TO SAY.
  • 01:18 FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS!
  • 01:20 YOU'RE GOING TO BE TOUCHED DEEPLY IN YOUR HEART.
  • 01:25 I WAS BORN IN THE REAL....
  • 01:27 IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 01:29 MY GRANDFATHER WAS [A] GREEK PRIEST...
  • 01:32 HAD ELEVEN UNCLES AND COUSINS.
  • 01:33 THEY WERE GREEK PRIESTS
  • 01:35 BUT THANKS UNTO GOD
  • 01:36 FORTY-TWO YEARS AGO
  • 01:38 I WAS INVITED TO A YOUNG PEOPLES MEETING IN JERUSALEM FOR
  • 01:42 THE FIRST TIME WHERE
  • 01:43 I HEARD THE GOSPEL
  • 01:44 HOW JESUS CHRIST DIED ON A CROSS FOR ME...
  • 01:47 HOW HE SHED HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD...
  • 01:49 THAT NIGHT THE HOLY SPIRIT GRABBED MY HEART
  • 01:52 AND I COULD NOT LEAVE THAT PLACE WITHOUT MAKING A DECISION.
  • 01:55 HOW OLD WERE YOU?
  • 01:56 I WAS ALMOST 17....
  • 01:58 17 AND A FEW MONTHS.
  • 01:59 SO FROM A FAMILY OF AN ARAB, PALESTINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX
  • 02:05 A TEENAGER ACCEPTS JESUS.
  • 02:09 YES THAT WAS VERY, VERY UNUSUAL
  • 02:13 TO BE RAISED IN A PRIESTHOOD HOME,
  • 02:15 A VERY RELIGIOUS HOME,
  • 02:17 AND THAT NIGHT THE HOLY SPIRIT...
  • 02:20 HE GRABBED MY HEART
  • 02:22 AND I TRUSTED JESUS CHRIST AS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR.
  • 02:25 I CAME BACK HOME VERY HAPPY, AND VERY EXCITED...
  • 02:28 TRIED TO SHARE WHAT'S HAPPENED WITH ME.
  • 02:31 AND I BET YOU THEY WEREN'T ALL HAPPY AND EXCITED.
  • 02:33 NOT REALLY...NOT REALLY
  • 02:34 WHEN I EXPLAINED TO THEM WHAT "BORN AGAIN" MEANS
  • 02:38 THEY COULD NOT UNDERSTAND IT
  • 02:41 BECAUSE THAT TERM "BORN AGAIN" [IN] THOSE DAYS
  • 02:44 WAS NOT KNOWN IN [THE] MIDDLE EAST.
  • 02:45 AND TO BE RAISED IN A PRIESTHOOD HOME
  • 02:48 AND TO BE THE BABY AMONG TEN CHILDREN...
  • 02:51 THAT WAS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.
  • 02:53 AND THEY STARTED GIVING ME [A] HARD TIME...
  • 02:56 PERSECUTION...
  • 02:57 AND FROM IN THE BEGINNING OF MY LIFE WITH THE LORD
  • 03:01 I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO PRAY.
  • 03:04 I HAVE DISCOVERED THE POWER OF PRAYER IN MY LIFE
  • 03:08 AND THAT WAS REALLY [AN] AWESOME THING TO DO
  • 03:12 TO BE ABLE TO DEPEND ON THE LORD WHILE EVERYBODY'S AGAINST YOU...
  • 03:16 TURN AGAINST YOU...
  • 03:17 PERSECUTE YOU...
  • 03:18 AND ALL OF THAT...
  • 03:20 BUT I HAVE LEARNED TO TRUST IN JESUS AND LEAN ON THE LORD.
  • 03:23 YOU KNOW JEWISH BELIEVERS HAVE THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION
  • 03:26 WHERE WE ACCEPT JESUS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT MAKES PROBLEMS.
  • 03:29 YES THAT'S TRUE... THAT'S TRUE.
  • 03:31 AND THEY STARTED GIVING ME A HARD TIME
  • 03:34 AND I STARTED TO PRAY
  • 03:35 AND I BELIEVED THAT GOD'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING.
  • 03:38 AFTER 7 YEARS OF PERSECUTION
  • 03:40 MY MOM CAME TO KNOW THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD
  • 03:43 AND SHE AND I... WE STARTED TO PRAY
  • 03:45 BECAUSE TWO TO PRAY IS BETTER THAN ONE.
  • 03:49 AND YEAR AFTER YEAR...
  • 03:51 THAT'S THE AWESOME THING ...TOOK PLACE AFTER THAT...
  • 03:55 YEAR AFTER YEAR I SAW BROTHER AFTER BROTHER ...
  • 03:59 SISTER AFTER SISTER...
  • 04:01 COME TO KNOW THE LORD AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR...
  • 04:04 ACCEPTED THE LORD AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR.
  • 04:06 IT WAS REALLY A BLESSING TO ME
  • 04:08 ACCEPT THE LAST ONE...
  • 04:11 THE OLDEST ONE...
  • 04:12 THE LAST ONE TOOK 27 YEARS...BELIEVE ME...
  • 04:16 27 YEARS...DAILY PRAYER FOR HIM...FOR HIS SOUL.
  • 04:21 AND AFTER 27 YEARS THE LORD REALLY TOUCHED HIS HEART
  • 04:27 AND HE STARTED TO CRY LIKE A BABY...
  • 04:29 TRUSTING JESUS CHRIST AS HIS PERSONAL SAVIOR...
  • 04:32 TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE.
  • 04:35 HE LIVED ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES WITH FIVE CHILDREN.
  • 04:38 A VERY, VERY HEAVY POPULATED, NON-CHRISTIAN AREA
  • 04:43 AND STARTED TO WITNESS...
  • 04:46 TO SHARE THE GOSPEL...
  • 04:48 THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT...
  • 04:49 THEY ASKED HIM TO LEAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD...
  • 04:51 HE REFUSED TO...
  • 04:53 BUT 8 YEARS AGO HE WAS COMING HOME ONE NIGHT...
  • 04:55 A VERY DARK EVENING...
  • 04:57 AND THREE MEN ATTACKED HIM WITH AXES AND KNIVES AND THEY MURDERED HIM...
  • 05:01 HE WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD.
  • 05:03 WELL LET'S JUST STOP HERE.
  • 05:05 WE'VE GONE FROM A HAPPY STORY OF SOMEONE EXCEPTING JESUS...
  • 05:09 PREVAILING IN PRAYER...
  • 05:10 THE FAMILY GETTING SAVED...
  • 05:12 ONE OF THE BROTHERS WHO GETS SAVED IN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 05:15 IS ATTACKED AND MURDERED FOR HIS FAITH.
  • 05:18 YES...YES
  • 05:21 AXES....KNIVES....
  • 05:22 IT'S HORRIBLE!
  • 05:23 THAT TOOK PLACE 8 YEARS AGO BROTHER JEFF
  • 05:26 AND THE QUESTION IS ALWAYS IN MY MIND...
  • 05:30 THROUGH ALL THESE YEARS
  • 05:32 SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY A PRICE
  • 05:36 TO SHOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SOMEWHERE ALONG THAT ROAD.
  • 05:40 AND TO THOSE WHO ARE LISTENING TO THIS INTERVIEW
  • 05:44 I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THEM WITH GREAT LOVE...
  • 05:47 WHAT KIND OF PRICE ARE THEY PAYING TO SERVE JESUS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD,
  • 05:54 IN THE CITIES,
  • 05:56 IN THEIR COMMUNITIES?
  • 05:57 IT IS A REAL GOOD QUESTION
  • 06:00 BUT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART ABOUT IT...
  • 06:04 THE RESULT OF THE DEATH OF MY OLDEST BROTHER...
  • 06:08 MY OLDEST SON STEPHEN...
  • 06:10 GOD CALLED HIM TO PREACH THE GOSPEL FULL TIME
  • 06:16 AND NOW HE'S [A] PASTOR [IN] NORTH JERUSALEM...
  • 06:20 CALVARY CHURCH IN JERUSALEM.
  • 06:22 SO HE USED THE DEATH TO BRING ABOUT NEW LIFE FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES.
  • 06:25 EXACTLY
  • 06:27 YOU KNOW THERE'S...
  • 06:28 IN EXODUS IT SAYS THE MORE THEY WERE OPPRESSED
  • 06:29 THE MORE THEY MULTIPLIED...
  • 06:30 AND IT WAS A CHURCH LEADER WHO ONCE SAID
  • 06:32 THAT THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS IS THE SEED OF THE CHURCH.
  • 06:35 YOU'VE EXPERIENCED THAT HERE.
  • 06:37 YES SIR...YES SIR
  • 06:38 WE SEE IT...
  • 06:39 WE EXPERIENCE IT...
  • 06:40 AND WE SAW THE OUTCOME OF THAT.
  • 06:43 IT'S A BLESSING SOMETIMES....
  • 06:44 YOU KNOW IT'S NOT ALWAYS...GRIEVE... AND SADNESS...
  • 06:50 BUT GOD'S WAYS [ARE] NOT LIKE OUR WAYS...
  • 06:54 GOD WILL BRING BACK TO YOU SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THAT...
  • 06:59 AND HE DID.
  • 07:02 SINCE WE'RE ON THE TRACK...
  • 07:03 AND BY THE WAY...
  • 07:05 MY HEART GRIEVES AS WE SPEAK FOR MY ARAB CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST
  • 07:11 HERE IN ISRAEL...
  • 07:13 BETHLEHEM, ISRAEL...
  • 07:15 YOUR BROTHER WAS MARTYRED HERE A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 07:18 MY UNDERSTANDING IS AS WELL THAT YOU WERE SHOT NOT LONG AGO...FOUR TIMES.
  • 07:22 YES SIR...
  • 07:23 I THANK GOD FOR MY STORY
  • 07:29 THAT IN THE BEGINNING WE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 07:36 CHRISTIANS IN THOSE DAYS...
  • 07:38 THEY ARE AWAY FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT...
  • 07:42 THEY CONSIDER IT A JEWISH BOOK...
  • 07:44 HISTORY BOOK...
  • 07:45 RABBISH BOOK...
  • 07:46 BUT AFTER I WAS SAVED
  • 07:48 THE HOLY SPIRIT STARTED TO SPEAK TO MY HEART CONCERNING THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 07:52 I WENT AHEAD AND [FOUND] ONE
  • 07:55 AND I STARTED TO READ THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 07:57 AND THE MORE I READ THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 07:59 THE MORE GOD STARTED TO PUT SPECIAL LOVE IN MY HEART FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 08:08 AND THAT'S ODD...
  • 08:10 YOU KNOW JUST...
  • 08:11 A PALESTINIAN?...
  • 08:13 AND JUST CAME OUT OF WAR....
  • 08:15 ISRAEL TOOK OVER IN JERUSALEM AND [THE] WEST BANK AND GAZA
  • 08:19 AND YOU SAY GOD PUT SPECIAL LOVE IN YOUR HEART FOR THE JEWISH?
  • 08:24 I SAID, "YES".
  • 08:25 THERE'S A LOT OF TENSION,
  • 08:26 A LOT OF PRESSURE...
  • 08:28 YOU'RE READING THE BIBLE WITH JESUS IN YOUR HEART
  • 08:31 AND YOU'RE ALIGHTING UPON PASSAGES
  • 08:33 THAT SPEAK ABOUT GOD'S LOVE FOR THE JEWS AND FOR ISRAEL.
  • 08:36 THAT PUTS YOU AT ODDS WITH A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT ARE UNHAPPY WITH JEWISH PRESENCE.
  • 08:40 AND THAT WILL REALLY PUT ME IN A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION.
  • 08:46 BECAUSE BEFORE I WAS SAVED
  • 08:48 AS A GREEK ORTHODOX I [KNEW] NOTHING ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT...
  • 08:52 WE'RE NOT ALLOWED EVEN TO DISCUSS THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 08:55 OR READ THE OLD TESTAMENT...
  • 08:57 THEY'RE CONSIDERED JUST ONLY A JEWISH BOOK.
  • 08:59 AND WHEN I STARTED DOING THAT...
  • 09:02 THAT REALLY OPENED MY EYES SPIRITUALLY
  • 09:06 AND OPENED MY EYES ALSO PHYSICALLY TO UNDERSTAND
  • 09:10 WHAT THE COVENANT OF GOD WITH ABRAHAM MEANT.
  • 09:14 AND I STARTED TO READ MORE AND MORE
  • 09:16 AND THE MORE I READ THE MORE GOD INCREASED THAT LOVE IN MY HEART FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 09:22 AND THAT'S ODD... THAT'S NOT USUAL.
  • 09:25 THAT'S ODD...AND THAT BECOMES PART OF YOUR MESSAGE.
  • 09:27 IT'S NOT JUST THAT GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE SENT HIS SON,
  • 09:30 IT'S THAT GOD LOVES EVEN THE JEWISH WORLD.
  • 09:33 THAT'S A TOUGH MESSAGE TO GIVE FOR AN ARAB PASTOR HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 09:39 YES BECAUSE THAT TIME I [HAD] DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE BIBLE.
  • 09:45 THE BIBLE IS THE 66 BOOKS...
  • 09:48 THE INFALLIBLE, INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.
  • 09:50 NOT ONLY THE BIBLE AS THEY TAUGHT US WHILE WE WERE SO YOUNG...
  • 09:55 ONLY THE NEW TESTAMENT...
  • 09:56 NO THAT'S NOT TRUE...
  • 09:57 AND THAT'S WHY BOTH JEWS, PALESTINIANS, ARAB, ANYBODY...
  • 10:02 NEED TO KNOW THAT JESUS DIED FOR THEM...
  • 10:06 HE LOVES THEM.
  • 10:09 OKAY, SO IF I UNDERSTAND YOUR STORY CORRECTLY...
  • 10:12 IN FACT IF YOU WOULD GO AHEAD AND TELL IT.
  • 10:16 WE'RE HERE AT THE CHURCH NOW...
  • 10:18 YOUR CHURCH IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 10:20 AND YOUR HOME IS ON THE PROPERTY OF THE FACILITY.
  • 10:24 YOU'RE COMING HOME ONE EVENING...
  • 10:27 OR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET SHOT IF I CAN ASK?
  • 10:29 YES...AS I SAID BEFORE...
  • 10:31 BELIEVING IN THE COVENANT OF GOD WITH ABRAHAM
  • 10:34 YOU MAKE LOTS OF ENEMIES AMONG THE TRADITIONAL CHURCHES
  • 10:40 LIKE THE PALESTINIAN...
  • 10:41 THE ARAB...
  • 10:43 BECAUSE THEY DO BELIEVE IN THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY.
  • 10:45 IN OTHER WORDS...
  • 10:46 ISRAEL....
  • 10:47 THE CHURCH REPLACED ISRAEL...
  • 10:49 GOD HAS FINISHED WITH ISRAEL AND ALL OF THAT...
  • 10:53 BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE...
  • 10:55 GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH ISRAEL YET.
  • 10:58 AND THE RESULT OF THAT...
  • 11:00 THEY DID NOT LIKE FOR ME TO TEACH THE WHOLE TRUTH
  • 11:07 ABOUT THE BIBLE AND THE COVENANT...
  • 11:10 IN OTHER WORDS...
  • 11:11 SO YOU'RE TELLING THAT STORY HERE IN YOUR CHURCH >>YES
  • 11:13 AND WORD IS GETTING OUT >>YES
  • 11:15 AND PEOPLE ARE COMING AND TALKING TO YOU
  • 11:17 SAYING YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THAT MESSAGE
  • 11:18 AND YOU SAID NO.
  • 11:19 NO...I CANNOT
  • 11:21 BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE WHOLE BIBLE.
  • 11:23 I BELIEVE IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
  • 11:25 AND THE INSPIRED, INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD...
  • 11:28 IT'S THE COVENANT OF GOD.
  • 11:30 AND GOD SAID TO ME...
  • 11:31 HE SAID IF YOU NEED TO BE BLESSED
  • 11:33 YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN AND SHARE THE FULL COVENANT
  • 11:38 AND THE PROMISES OF GOD WITH ABRAHAM...
  • 11:39 IT'S AN EVERLASTING COVENANT FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER...
  • 11:44 AND NO ONE CAN REPLACE IT OR CHANGE IT.
  • 11:46 THE RESULT OF THAT...
  • 11:48 I START TO FACE DIFFICULTIES AND PROBLEMS HERE IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 11:50 THIS CHURCH WAS BOMBED 14 TIMES.
  • 11:54 14 TIMES,
  • 11:56 AND FOUR YEARS AGO I WAS SHOT...
  • 11:59 FOUR BULLETS...
  • 12:01 ONE HIT MY LEFT SHOULDER HERE...
  • 12:04 AND A LOT OF THREATENING...
  • 12:06 A LOT OF DIFFICULTIES...
  • 12:08 BUT I BELIEVE FROM ALL MY HEART THAT MY TIME IS NOT TO GO YET.
  • 12:14 I NEED TO KEEP THE MESSAGE...
  • 12:16 PREACH THE MESSAGE.
  • 12:17 I GUESS IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET
  • 12:19 BECAUSE YOU'RE STILL HERE
  • 12:20 AND YOU'RE STILL PREACHING AND TEACHING. >>AMEN
  • 12:22 NOW ON THE WAY HERE OUR PRODUCER KEN BERG TOLD ME,
  • 12:27 HE SAYS,"THERE'S SOMEONE THAT YOU NEED TO MEET".
  • 12:30 HE SAID, "JEFFREY YOU NEED TO MEET PASTOR KHOURY"
  • 12:34 BECAUSE YOU CAME SO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...
  • 12:36 I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY NOW THAT I'M HEARING YOUR STORY.
  • 12:41 PERSECUTED FOR YOUR FAITH IN JESUS...
  • 12:43 GIVEN FOR DEAD FOR WANTING TO STAND WITH JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 12:48 IN A CHURCH THAT WAS BOMBED 14 TIMES.
  • 12:52 YES SIR...
  • 12:54 IT'S HONOR FOR ME TO SERVE MY SAVIOR
  • 12:58 BECAUSE HE'S THE LIVING SAVIOR.
  • 13:00 IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
  • 13:04 THANK YOU...YOU ARE MOST WELCOME HERE
  • 13:07 AND WE JUST THANK GOD FOR WHAT HE'S DOING.
  • 13:09 HERE WE HAVE SEEN MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE [TAKE] PLACE IN OUR CHURCH.
  • 13:15 ALMOST 48 MIRACLES THE LAST TWO - THREE YEARS.
  • 13:18 I MEAN SERIOUS MIRACLES.
  • 13:20 YOU TALK ABOUT CANCER BEING HEALED...
  • 13:23 YOU TALK ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BEING HEALED...
  • 13:25 YOU TALK ABOUT HEART DISEASES BEING HEALED...
  • 13:28 YOU TALK ABOUT LOTS OF RHEUMATISM BEING HEALED...
  • 13:32 ONE AFTER ONE...
  • 13:33 AND THE MOST AWESOME MINISTRY WE'VE SEEN THE LAST 5 YEARS BROTHER JEFF
  • 13:38 IS THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY.
  • 13:41 THE DELIVERANCE MINISTRY HAS BEEN [AN] AWESOME MINISTRY
  • 13:45 SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING DELIVERED FROM DEMONIC SPIRITS
  • 13:51 AND THEY'RE GETTING SAVED...
  • 13:53 THEY'RE GETTING BAPTIZED...
  • 13:55 THEY JOIN THE CHURCH...
  • 13:56 AND SOME OF THEM SING IN THE CHOIR TODAY PRAISING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 14:00 SO IT SEEMS THAT AS THE DEVIL TRIES TO ASSAULT YOU
  • 14:05 THAT GOD IS JUST TAKING YOU FROM GLORY TO GLORY IN YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 14:09 AMEN...BECAUSE THE DEVIL NEVER EVER WAS VICTORIOUS ANY TIME.
  • 14:14 HE HAS BEEN DEFEATED
  • 14:17 AND HE IS DEFEATED BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 14:20 THAT'S WHY WE HAVE VICTORY IN JESUS.
  • 14:23 WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 14:26 SERVING HIM FAITHFULLY.
  • 14:28 WHEN WE ARE FAITHFUL TO HIM
  • 14:31 HE WILL STAY FAITHFUL TO US.
  • 14:41 I REALLY LOVE THAT GUY
  • 14:43 AND I TRUST THAT HE'S MADE HIS WAY INTO YOUR HEART JUST AS HE MADE HIS WAY INTO MINE.
  • 14:52 AN ARAB CHRISTIAN...
  • 14:53 A GUY WHO CAME TO FAITH IN JESUS
  • 14:55 DEVELOPED A LOVE FOR JESUS...
  • 14:58 DEVELOPED A LOVE FOR SCRIPTURE...
  • 15:00 AND JESUS IN THE SCRIPTURE LEAD HIM TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 15:07 IT'S EASIER TO STAND FOR ISRAEL HERE IN THE STATES THAN IT IS THERE IN THE WEST BANK...
  • 15:15 AND HE DOES THAT SO ELEGANTLY.
  • 15:17 I WAS THRILLED ON OUR DIME TO WANT YOU TO BE EXPOSED TO HIM...
  • 15:24 SO HIS STORY COULD BE HEARD COAST TO COAST...
  • 15:27 SO WE COULD LEARN ABOUT THE SPECIAL WAYS THAT GOD IS MOVING IN ISRAEL...
  • 15:33 MOVING THROUGH HIM...
  • 15:35 MOVING THROUGH OUR MINISTRY...
  • 15:39 THE LORD'S MOVING THROUGH YOU AS WELL.
  • 15:41 I WANT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE LORD'S MOVING
  • 15:44 AND WE'LL GET BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE.
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  • 16:17 I'VE HAD A BLAST
  • 16:19 THE BIGGEST THING THAT I REALLY HAVE TO SAY IS
  • 16:21 THAT I'VE GOTTEN MY MONEY'S WORTH ALREADY
  • 16:23 AND WE'RE ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE TRIP.
  • 16:24 IT'S JUST BEEN UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH WE'VE SEEN...
  • 16:26 INCREDIBLY PROFESSIONAL...
  • 16:28 REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT.
  • 16:29 EVERY WHERE WE GET YOU CAN TELL THAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT WE WERE COMING.
  • 16:32 IT'S REALLY NICE TO BE SO WELL TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 16:34 I HAVE FELT SO SAFE HERE.
  • 16:36 I FEEL SAFER HERE THAN I DO IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 16:38 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU
  • 16:39 TO MAKE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
  • 16:41 TO COME HERE.
  • 16:42 YOU'LL LOVE IT I PROMISE.
  • 16:48 WHEN IT COMES TO GOING TO ISRAEL
  • 16:50 WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ACT IN TOWN.
  • 16:53 IF YOU WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 16:54 I'M GLAD YOU'RE GOING
  • 16:56 BUT IF YOU WANT TO GO WITH US
  • 16:57 WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO SEE THE PEOPLE... NOT JUST THE STEEPLE.
  • 17:00 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT SITES...
  • 17:02 IT'S ABOUT LIVING ORGANISMS.
  • 17:04 THAT'S WHY I'M THRILLED FOR YOU TO HAVE EXPERIENCED PASTOR KHOURY
  • 17:08 AND WHY I'M THRILLED FOR YOU TO HEAR THE GUY THAT'S COMING UP IN A MINUTE...
  • 17:11 BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO THE PEOPLE...
  • 17:13 ARAB-CHRISTIAN PEOPLE...
  • 17:15 JEWISH PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO FAITH.
  • 17:17 WE WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING THERE TODAY.
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  • 17:39 A COVER STORY OF A RECENT ONE...
  • 17:41 "A MUSLIM OBSERVES A JEWISH LAND".
  • 17:44 AND THIS IS A POSITIVE SPIN BY THE WAY.
  • 17:47 YOU'RE GOING TO GET STORIES NOT TYPICALLY COVERED IN THE POPULAR PRESS.
  • 17:52 TALK ABOUT STORIES NOT TYPICALLY COVERED,
  • 17:54 THE OFFER IN THIS PROGRAM IS A STORY THAT WAS WRITTEN A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 17:58 IT'S ON THE BIBLE.
  • 17:59 AND ZOLA AND DR. TOM MCCALL WROTE "THE BIBLE JESUS READ"
  • 18:05 WE'RE ALL ABOUT BIBLE TEACHING.
  • 18:07 WE THINK THAT IF THE BIBLE CAN GET INTO THE HEAD AND MAKE ITS WAY TO THE HEART...BINGO...
  • 18:12 THERE'S SOLUTIONS THERE FOR MID EAST PEACE.
  • 18:15 THERE'S SOLUTIONS THERE FOR THE TROUBLES THAT YOU FACE
  • 18:19 AS YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
  • 18:23 WE'RE GOING TO HEAR NOW FROM ARIE, ONE OF THE PIONEERS...
  • 18:27 HIS FAMILY...
  • 18:28 WE'RE GOING BACK TO SOME OF THE VERY FIRST JEWISH BELIEVERS IN JESUS
  • 18:34 IN THE MODERN NATION STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:38 THIS IS FASCINATING AND THIS IS COMING TO YOU.
  • 18:42 OFF WE GO NOW AS DAVID DOLAN INTRODUCES ONE OF ISRAEL'S FIRST AND FINEST.
  • 18:51 AND I WAS ONE OF
  • 18:52 SEVEN CHILDREN
  • 18:54 TO FATHER...MOTHER...
  • 18:55 WHICH WERE THE FIRST COUPLE
  • 18:57 THAT STARTED A FAMILY OF
  • 18:58 BELIEVERS IN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 19:00 SO WHEN THEY CAME...
  • 19:02 MY FATHER CAME 1928 ALREADY TO ISRAEL...
  • 19:05 ACTUALLY MY MOTHER CAME EVEN BEFORE...
  • 19:08 BUT AS A BABY SHE WAS ONLY FOUR YEARS OLD
  • 19:12 AND SHE GOT MALARIA
  • 19:13 AND THEN HER PARENTS HAD TO TAKE HER BACK TO BULGARIA.
  • 19:17 BUT WE WERE GROWN HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 19:20 AND FROM 1944 WE PASSED HERE...
  • 19:24 THE INDEPENDENT WAR, EVEN THOUGH...
  • 19:26 EVEN THOUGH MY FATHER GOT A TICKET THAT HE COULD LEAVE THE COUNTRY
  • 19:31 BUT HE DIDN'T WANT TO...
  • 19:32 HE WANTED TO STAY HERE
  • 19:34 TO BE A PART OF THE NATION.
  • 19:36 AND WHILE WE FOUND OURSELVES AROUND 15 YEARS...
  • 19:41 ACTUALLY ALMOST THE ONLY FAMILY OF BELIEVERS IN JERUSALEM
  • 19:46 AND THAT'S WHY WE THE CHILDREN, THE BROTHERS...
  • 19:49 WE WERE SIX BROTHERS, ONE SISTER...
  • 19:51 WE WERE VERY...
  • 19:52 ALL THE TIME BETWEEN US BECAUSE THERE WERE NO OTHERS.
  • 19:56 BUT I REMEMBER WHEN MY FATHER SAID,
  • 19:58 "YOU WILL SEE WHEN WE WILL BE SEVENTY BELIEVERS IN THIS CITY'.
  • 20:03 AND THEN HE SAID,
  • 20:04 "YOU WILL SEE WHEN WE WILL BE SEVEN HUNDRED".
  • 20:06 ACTUALLY HE DIDN'T SEE THE DAYS THAT WE WERE SEVEN THOUSAND
  • 20:10 BECAUSE HE PASSED DURING THE GULF WAR [IN] 1991.
  • 20:14 BUT IT'S AMAZING TO SEE NOWADAYS
  • 20:17 HOW MANY ASSEMBLIES YOU HAVE IN JERUSALEM OF BELIEVERS.
  • 20:22 HOW MANY ARE THERE?
  • 20:24 I THINK MORE THAN FIFTY.
  • 20:25 MORE THAN FIFTY?
  • 20:26 YES...SPREAD ALL OVER...
  • 20:28 SOME OF THEM I NEVER HEARD ABOUT IT...RIGHT?
  • 20:30 SPREAD ALL OVER JERUSALEM.
  • 20:32 ARIE YOU CAME FROM A MESSIANIC FAMILY...
  • 20:35 A BELIEVING FAMILY FROM YOUR YOUTH
  • 20:37 SO OBVIOUSLY YOU WERE A BELIEVER WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MILITARY
  • 20:40 SERVING IN THE VARIOUS WARS AND THAT.
  • 20:42 WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
  • 20:44 YOU MUST HAVE BEEN ABOUT THE ONLY BELIEVER IN YOUR UNIT.
  • 20:47 WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?
  • 20:49 ACTUALLY I'VE FACED FIVE WARS THAT I TOOK PART
  • 20:53 AND I INCLUDE ALSO THE IRAQ...YOU KNOW?
  • 20:58 BECAUSE I WAS A COMMANDER OF A VERY BIG AREA
  • 21:01 AND FROM MANY POINTS THIS WAS VERY HARD
  • 21:04 BECAUSE [THE] FIRST TIME WAS SO...
  • 21:06 MORE THAN TURKEY...
  • 21:07 OF THE MISSILES...
  • 21:09 WE SAW THEM HOW THEY CROSSED HERE JUST ABOVE US...
  • 21:12 JUST ABOVE US, THE ATMOSPHERE, AND FALLING ON RAMAT GAN, TEL AVIV
  • 21:16 WHERE ALL MY FAMILY USED TO LIVE.
  • 21:19 I'VE BEEN IN [THE] OLDEST WARS IN THE FRONT...
  • 21:24 REALLY IN THE FIRST UNIT.
  • 21:26 I CHOSE IT...
  • 21:27 I WANTED IT...
  • 21:29 THAT'S WHY I VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PARATROOPER
  • 21:31 AND THAT'S WHY I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE BELIEVERS HAVE TO BE IN THE FRONT...
  • 21:36 WE HAVE TO BE THE ANCHOR...
  • 21:38 REALLY THE SOURCE OF ENCOURAGING OUR PEOPLE.
  • 21:46 WE KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT REALLY KEEPING DEUTERONOMY 20...
  • 21:51 WE DON'T HAVE PEOPLE THAT COME AND ENCOURAGE THE NATION...
  • 21:54 "DON'T BE AFRAID BECAUSE GOD IS IN FRONT OF US..
  • 21:57 I BELIEVE WE AS A BELIEVER...
  • 21:59 I AM TAKING THE PLACE OF A PRIEST.
  • 22:02 AND THERE WAS A PRIEST IN THE WAR...
  • 22:05 AND HE HAD TO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE...
  • 22:07 AND THAT'S WHAT I DID...
  • 22:08 I ENCOURAGED MY UNITS...
  • 22:10 MY SOLDIERS...
  • 22:11 MY COMMANDERS...
  • 22:13 THROUGH ALL THESE WARS...
  • 22:15 AND I CAN WRITE BOOKS ABOUT WHAT THE MEANING [IS] FOR A BELIEVER TO BE IN A WAR.
  • 22:22 A JUST WANT TO MENTION ONE THING...
  • 22:25 IN THE GULF WAR...
  • 22:26 JUST TO SHOW YOU [FROM] WHERE IT CAME...
  • 22:29 WE HAD BIBLE STUDIES AT RAMAT GAN...
  • 22:32 THIS WAS THE CITY THAT WAS BOMBED MORE THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:35 WE USED TO GO EVERY SHABBAT NIGHT TO RAMAT GAN...
  • 22:40 NOW ALL THE ESTABLISHMENTS [WERE] FULL OF PEOPLE
  • 22:44 BECAUSE IN RAMAT GAN...REFUGE.
  • 22:46 THEY'D COME UP HERE ON THE HILLS.
  • 22:47 THEY'D COME HERE.
  • 22:48 AND WHEN THEY HEARD THAT WE ARE GOING TO RAMAT GAN
  • 22:50 THEY SAID "YOU'RE CRAZY"
  • 22:51 "THEY ARE BOMBING THE CITY"
  • 22:52 WE TOLD [THEM] "WE ARE NOT CRAZY."
  • 22:54 WE WENT DOWN THERE IN MY FATHER'S HOME...
  • 22:57 HE WAS 86 YEARS OLD...
  • 22:59 WITH ALL OUR CHILDREN...
  • 23:00 WE HAD BIBLE STUDIES...
  • 23:03 OUR CHURCH WAS OUR HOME...
  • 23:06 AND THEN THE SIRENS STARTED...
  • 23:08 THE MISSILE IS GOING TO COME.
  • 23:11 AND YOU HAD TO LOOK ON MY FATHER...
  • 23:12 IT'S TOUGH FOR A MOMENT...
  • 23:14 AND THEN HE SAID,
  • 23:16 "I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE SADDAM HUSSEIN ONE MINUTE FROM OUR MEETING"...
  • 23:19 "WE ARE CONTINUING".
  • 23:21 AND HE WAS PREACHING AND SHARING...
  • 23:25 ON THIS SITE YOU COULD HEAR THE SIRENS
  • 23:27 AND THEN THE BOMBS...
  • 23:29 SOME OF THEM FELL SO CLOSE
  • 23:30 AND SOME OF THE SHUTTERS WERE BROKEN...RIGHT?
  • 23:33 AND HE CONTINUED WITH HIS BIBLE TEACHING.
  • 23:39 AND FOR ME TO SEE THIS KIND...
  • 23:42 BECAUSE ALL THE LIFE WAS LIKE THIS...
  • 23:44 MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER...
  • 23:47 THE LIVED [IN] BULGARIA [IN] THE SECOND WORLD WAR...
  • 23:49 IN THE BALTIC...
  • 23:50 AND TO SIT THROUGH ALL THIS YEAR...
  • 23:53 WHAT IS THE MEANING [THAT] DURING WAR
  • 23:56 YOU ARE TRUSTING THE LORD AND HE IS ON YOUR SIDE.
  • 23:59 AND I SHARED THIS SO MANY TIMES...
  • 24:01 THIS VERSE...
  • 24:03 THOUSANDS WERE FALLING AT ONE SIDE...
  • 24:05 TEN THOUSAND DO NOT TOUCH ME.
  • 24:06 I SHARED WHAT HAPPENED WITH ME IN THE WARS FULFILLING THIS WORK.
  • 24:11 SO THIS WAR FOR ME WAS [AN] AMAZING TIME
  • 24:16 WHEN I COULD SEE HOW GOD REALLY SHOWS HIMSELF
  • 24:20 IN WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WAYS...
  • 24:23 NOT ONLY TO ME BUT TO SO MANY WHICH WERE AROUND.
  • 24:47 ♪(ZOLA PLAYING THE PIANO)♪
  • 25:30 ZOLA'S MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL ISN'T IT?
  • 25:33 AND HOW ABOUT THOSE TESTIMONIES?
  • 25:36 I'LL TELL YOU...I'M ALWAYS GOING TO REMEMBER ARIE FOR THIS...
  • 25:40 WHEN THOSE MISSILES ARE COMING OVER...HE DOESN'T' WANT TO GIVE THE DEVIL A MINUTE.
  • 25:46 HIS FATHER SAYS, "I'M GOING TO KEEP PREACHING ON AND IGNORE THAT FELLA".
  • 25:51 THE REASON WHY THAT'S GOING TO STICK WITH ME
  • 25:53 IS I THINK WE GIVE THE DEVIL WAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION.
  • 25:58 I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU
  • 26:00 BUT IT'S EASY FOR ME TO GET WRAPPED AROUND...
  • 26:03 INTERNALLY THOSE ENGINES GET TURNED ON...
  • 26:06 I GET NEGATIVE...
  • 26:07 MY NOSE GOES DOWN...
  • 26:09 I GIVE HIM WAY TOO MUCH AIR TIME.
  • 26:12 I LOVE IT...HE SAYS, "I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE SADDAM A MINUTE".
  • 26:16 AND I'M GOING TO TRY AND LEARN SOMETHING.
  • 26:18 I TRY AND LEARN SOMETHING FROM ALL OF MY EXPERIENCES WITH PEOPLE...
  • 26:22 WITH THE BIBLE...
  • 26:23 I HOPE YOU DO TOO.
  • 26:25 THAT SAID...I HOPE YOU'RE LEARNING SOMETHING FROM THIS...
  • 26:28 THAT IS THIS PROGRAM...
  • 26:30 THESE TESTIMONIES...
  • 26:31 OUR MINISTRY.
  • 26:33 IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH
  • 26:34 YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY CONNECTING WITH ZOLA LEVITT
  • 26:37 ON TWITTER...
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  • 26:41 YOUTUBE...
  • 26:42 WE'RE OUT THERE...
  • 26:44 WE'RE OUT THERE BECAUSE YOU HELP US.
  • 26:46 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY.
  • 26:49 IF YOU WANT TO CONNECT WITH US
  • 26:50 YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY OUR WEBSITE...WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 26:56 SPEAKING OF CONNECTING...
  • 26:58 STAY CONNECTED WITH JESUS THROUGH PRAYER.
  • 27:00 AND AS YOU GO NOW, PLEASE...
  • 27:02 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:05 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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