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Episode: “The Word from Jerusalem”

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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
  • 00:43 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:45 JEFFREY SEIF HERE.
  • 00:47 I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:54 AND HAVE WE GOT A LINE UP FOR YOU.
  • 00:58 IN THIS PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM A WONDERFUL EVANGELIST WHO MINISTERS IN ISRAEL.
  • 01:06 WE'RE GOING TO HEAR AS WELL FROM A CONGREGATIONAL PLANTER
  • 01:10 WHO WENT TO ISRAEL 25 PLUS YEARS AGO
  • 01:13 AND THE LORD HAS USED HIM TO RAISE UP AN AMAZING MINISTRY THERE.
  • 01:18 WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN, HOWEVER, BY HEARING FROM A PROFESSOR IN ISRAEL,
  • 01:22 RONNY REICH TEACHES AT HAIFA UNIVERSITY...
  • 01:27 HE'S AN ARCHAEOLOGIST.
  • 01:28 AND THIS JEWISH FELLOW IS GOING TO HELP YOU SEE HOW THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IS BELIEVABLE.
  • 01:36 OUR FRIEND DAVE DOLAN INTERVIEWS HIM AND OFF TO HIM WE GO.
  • 01:43 WE'RE HERE IN THE CITY OF DAVID
  • 01:45 BELOW THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 01:47 OVER HERE BEHIND US
  • 01:48 IS THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 01:49 AND THE ARAB VILLAGE OF SILWAN.
  • 01:51 AN IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY WAS MADE HERE A FEW YEARS AGO
  • 01:54 BY PROFESSOR RONNY REICH AND HIS TEAM FROM HAIFA UNIVERSITY...
  • 01:58 THE POOL OF SILOAM...
  • 02:00 THE POOL THAT JESUS HIMSELF VISITED AND HEALED THE BLIND MAN.
  • 02:04 DR. REICH WILL BE EXPLAINING TO US HOW THIS IMPORTANT DISCOVERY
  • 02:07 CAME FROM THIS SEWER PIPE BEING WORKED ON A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 02:21 WELL IT STARTED
  • 02:23 VERY SIMPLY
  • 02:25 BY A BULLDOZER
  • 02:26 WANTING TO REPLACE
  • 02:27 A DAMAGED SEWER PIPE
  • 02:29 ...MODERN PIPE.
  • 02:31 AND FIVE MINUTES LATER WE STOPPED WORK
  • 02:33 BECAUSE IT HIT ON TWO STEPS OF STONE.
  • 02:36 AND WE CONTINUED WITH WHAT WE CALL A "RESCUE DIG"
  • 02:40 AND THE STEPPED PART BECAME LARGER AND LARGER AND LARGER AND LARGER...
  • 02:44 AND FINALLY WE HAD IN FRONT OF US
  • 02:47 THE EASTERN PART OF A STEPPED POOL
  • 02:51 WHICH COVERS PROBABLY THE ENTIRE SPACE OF THE GARDEN
  • 02:56 WHICH IS PLANTED INTO THAT ANCIENT POOL.
  • 03:00 WE ASKED OURSELVES
  • 03:02 WHAT IS THE TIME OF THIS?...
  • 03:04 THE CHRONOLOGY?...
  • 03:05 ...WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT
  • 03:06 ...BEFORE YOU START THINKING WHAT IT WAS.
  • 03:08 AND BY THE COINS WHICH WE EXTRACTED FROM THE CEMENT
  • 03:12 EMBEDDED IN BETWEEN THE STONES
  • 03:14 WE FOUND OUT THAT THE POOL WAS CONSTRUCTED SOME TIME IN THE FIRST CENTURY B.C.
  • 03:19 AND THEN NEXT TO IT WE FOUND DATA THAT IT WENT OUT OF USE IN THE YEAR 70 CE
  • 03:26 WITH THE REST OF JERUSALEM AT THE TIME WHEN IT WAS CONQUERED AND DESTROYED BY THE ROMANS.
  • 03:33 SO THIS IS A LARGE... VERY LARGE POOL
  • 03:38 AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS BROUGHT US TO IDENTIFY IT WITH THE POOL OF SILOAM
  • 03:45 WHICH IS MENTIONED FOR EXAMPLE IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN...
  • 03:47 THE STORY OF JESUS FROM NAZARETH HEALING THE BLIND MAN.
  • 03:51 HE SMEARS MUD ON HIS FACE AND THEN SAYS
  • 03:54 "GO AND WASH...TAKE EMERSION IN THE POOL OF SILOAM."
  • 03:59 SO YOU'RE 100% SURE THIS IS THE BIBLICAL POOL OF SILOAM.
  • 04:03 WELL IT IS A BIG POOL...
  • 04:04 IT IS A VERY LARGE POOL.
  • 04:06 IT IS DATED TO THE FIRST CENTURY B.C.
  • 04:08 AND THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE COMMON ERA.
  • 04:10 WE HAVE NEXT TO IT THE VILLAGE OF SILWAN.
  • 04:13 AND IT IS ALSO FED BY THE SPRING WATERS...
  • 04:16 RUNS RIGHT ALONG HERE.
  • 04:18 ALONG HERE IT RUNS AND FEEDS IT NOT TODAY...
  • 04:20 TODAY IT'S EMPTY.
  • 04:21 WE CAN DO IT BY THE WAY...
  • 04:23 IF WE WOULD EVER HAD THE ENTIRE POOL
  • 04:27 WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SUBMERGED PART OF IT IN WATER BUT NOT NOW.
  • 04:30 AND THERE ARE SOME OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.
  • 04:33 BECAUSE OF ITS SPRING WATER WHICH FED THIS POOL...
  • 04:37 THE ONLY POOL IN JERUSALEM WHICH WAS FED BY SPRING WATER...
  • 04:40 ACCORDING TO JEWISH CONSIDERATIONS OF THE PURITY - IMPURITY...
  • 04:48 FOR RITUAL WASHING
  • 04:49 FOR RITUAL ...
  • 04:51 WHAT WE CALL "TEVILAH"...
  • 04:53 THIS MUST BE THE POOL OF SILOAM
  • 04:54 BECAUSE THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE INTENTION OF JESUS
  • 04:57 WHEN HE TOLD THE MAN TO WASH HIMSELF...
  • 04:58 NOT JUST TAKE THE DIRT OF YOUR FACE...
  • 05:01 HE SAID PROBABLY...
  • 05:03 TAKE A RITUAL BATH AND COMPLETE YOUR....
  • 05:06 YOU ARE NOW HEALED...
  • 05:08 YOU HAVE ALSO TO BE PURE.
  • 05:10 AND THIS WAS DONE...
  • 05:12 TWO THINGS WAS REQUIRED FOR SUCH A MAN...
  • 05:14 TO TAKE A RITUAL BATH...
  • 05:15 THIS HE PROBABLY DID HERE...
  • 05:16 AND THEN BRING AN OFFER TO THE TEMPLE...
  • 05:19 THE TEMPLE UP ABOVE.
  • 05:20 YES
  • 05:23 INTERESTING AS IT IS TO DIG UP THE PAST
  • 05:25 I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THE LORD'S DOING MIRACLES
  • 05:28 IS STILL EVER PRESENT.
  • 05:31 HE HEALED THE FELLOW BY THE POOL OF SILOAM YEARS AGO
  • 05:35 AND HE NEVER HAD A "GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" SALE.
  • 05:39 IT SEEMS FOR THAT MATTER THAT THE LORD IS DOING SPECIAL BUSINESS IN JERUSALEM AGAIN.
  • 05:45 BELIEVING THAT TO BE THE CASE
  • 05:47 I AM THRILLED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO WAYNE AND ANNE HILSDEN.
  • 05:52 THESE TWO LEFT THE PLANE TWENTY SOME PLUS YEARS AGO IN JERUSALEM
  • 05:58 AND THE LORD HAS DONE THE MIRACULOUS THROUGH THEM.
  • 06:03 OH WE LIVE IN EXCITING TIMES TO BE SURE
  • 06:06 AND YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW HOW THAT'S THE CASE AFTER YOU HEAR FROM WAYNE AND ANN.
  • 06:13 WAYNE... ANN...
  • 06:15 IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH THE TWO OF YOU.
  • 06:19 PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU JEFF.
  • 06:20 IT'S AWESOME.
  • 06:21 AND HERE WE ARE IN JERUSALEM IN THE PAVILION.
  • 06:26 THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF A SUPER MEGA CHURCH IN AMERICA.
  • 06:31 GREAT STORY BEHIND THIS...YES?
  • 06:34 WELL THE PAVILION CAME ABOUT
  • 06:36 BACK IN THE END OF 2002.
  • 06:38 WE FOUND AN OLD BEAT UP MOVIE THEATRE THAT WAS ABANDONED...
  • 06:42 IN FACT WHEN WE CAME INTO THIS BUILDING THE FIRST TIME THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY...
  • 06:47 WE FOUND OLD MOVIE REELS ON THE FLOOR...
  • 06:49 OLD POPCORN CARTONS...
  • 06:51 AND IT HAD BEEN ABANDONED FOR ELEVEN YEARS
  • 06:54 IN A SHOPPING CENTER THAT WASN'T DOING WELL
  • 06:58 AND GOD REALLY GAVE US THE EYES OF FAITH
  • 07:00 TO BELIEVE THAT WE CAN TURN A SHRINE TO HOLLYWOOD
  • 07:03 INTO A SANCTUARY OF PRAISE.
  • 07:04 (Jeff speaking) AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID.
  • 07:07 PRAISE NOW EMANATES WEEKLY FROM THE KING OF KINGS PAVILION
  • 07:11 IN THE VERY HEART OF JERUSALEM.
  • 07:14 BUILT THIS PAVILION AS A WORSHIP CENTER
  • 07:17 AND ALSO WE'VE OPENED IT UP TO THE WHOLE BODY TO BE USED.
  • 07:21 BUT WITHIN TWO YEARS OF US BUILDING THIS
  • 07:24 WE FELT FROM THE LORD THAT WE WERE TO BUILD A PRAYER CENTER.
  • 07:28 AND ON THE VERY TOP OF THIS BUILDING
  • 07:30 ON THE 17th FLOOR WAS AN EMPTY SPACE
  • 07:34 AGAIN...COLLECTING DUST.
  • 07:35 AN INSURANCE COMPANY HAD BEEN THERE.
  • 07:37 WE TOOK IT OVER...
  • 07:38 REBUILT IT FROM SCRATCH
  • 07:40 AND MADE IT INTO A 24-7 PRAYER CENTER.
  • 07:43 WE'RE ALMOST AT 24 HOURS...
  • 07:45 WE'RE GETTING CLOSE.
  • 07:46 AND IF YOU COME UP THERE...
  • 07:47 AND YOU'VE BEEN UP THERE... >>I'VE BEEN UP THERE
  • 07:49 PEOPLE ARE PRAYING.
  • 07:50 (singing) ♪ BE GLORIFIED ♪
  • 07:51 ♪ BE GLORIFIED LORD ♪
  • 07:53 ♪ BE GLORIFIED ♪
  • 07:58 ♪ IN THE HEAVENS LORD... ♪
  • 08:00 WELL THE WORD OF THE LORD COMING FORTH FROM JERUSALEM...
  • 08:03 FIRST TO YOU ANN
  • 08:04 AND THEN I'LL PITCH IT TO YOU WAYNE TO FINISH UP AND PUT A WRAP UP.
  • 08:07 WHAT'S ON YOUR HEART?
  • 08:09 DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING FROM HERE TO THE WORLD
  • 08:12 OR SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO SAY RELATIVE TO THAT?
  • 08:15 I THINK THAT WE'RE IN A DAY
  • 08:16 WHERE THE LORD REALLY WANTS TO
  • 08:18 GET THE WORD OUT TO THE CHURCHES
  • 08:21 ON A GLOBAL LEVEL.
  • 08:24 AND WE'RE SEEING THAT ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 08:27 THAT THERE'S A RENEWED KIND OF INTEREST
  • 08:29 AND RECEPTIVITY TO HEAR ABOUT ISRAEL
  • 08:32 AND WHAT GOD HAS IN MIND
  • 08:34 AND SO FROM THIS ROOM
  • 08:36 IT'S ON MY HEART TO IMPART THAT
  • 08:43 USING THE WORD OF GOD PRIMARILY
  • 08:45 AND USING TESTIMONIES FROM HERE
  • 08:48 AND USING EVEN DRAMA AND MUSIC
  • 08:51 TO REACH PEOPLE'S HEARTS WITH AN AWAKENING OF GOD'S PURPOSES FOR ISRAEL.
  • 08:57 AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE HERE IS "THE COVENANT".
  • 09:01 IT'S A STAGE MUSICAL WHICH HAS BEEN DONE REALLY BEAUTIFULLY
  • 09:07 AND WE'VE RUN IT IN CERTAIN SEASONS.
  • 09:10 PAUL WILBUR AND I CAME OUT TO SEE THAT SOME MONTHS AGO...
  • 09:14 LOVED IT!
  • 09:15 WAS THAT IN LOS ANGELES?
  • 09:16 NO...HERE
  • 09:17 OH HERE >>HERE
  • 09:18 THAT'S GREAT.
  • 09:19 WE SKIPPED A COUPLE OF SEASONS
  • 09:22 BUT WE'RE HOPING TO RUN WITH IT AGAIN SOON.
  • 09:25 BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT REACHES PEOPLE FROM EVERY DENOMINATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • 09:31 AND LOCAL PEOPLE...
  • 09:33 ISRAELI PEOPLE COME AND THEY SEE THEIR OWN STORY...
  • 09:36 THERE'S A FULL HOUSE AN EVENING
  • 09:37 YES...THEY HEAR THEIR OWN STORY TOLD.
  • 09:39 AND IT'S LIKE TELLING THEM THAT THE LEGEND IS TRUE.
  • 09:45 (SINGING) ♪ TRUST IN THE LORD O ISRAEL ♪
  • 09:47 ♪HE IS YOUR HELP AND YOUR SHELTER♪
  • 09:50 ♪ TRUST IN THE LORD O ISRAEL ♪
  • 09:54 ♪ HE WAS AND HE IS AND FOREVER WILL BE THE LORD ♪
  • 09:58 ♪ LORD... ♪
  • 10:03 ♪ FOREVER... LORD ♪
  • 10:09 WAYNE WHAT'S THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM?
  • 10:13 WELL THESE ARE THE LAST OF THE LAST DAYS...
  • 10:16 I'M CONVINCED OF THAT.
  • 10:17 AND IF THERE'S ONE LAST WORD
  • 10:19 THAT I THINK THE LORD WANTS TO SAY
  • 10:21 IS "TIME IS SHORT..."
  • 10:23 "I'M COMING SOON..."
  • 10:24 "AND AS YOU SEE THE FIG TREE BLOSSOM "
  • 10:29 " YOU KNOW THAT SUMMER IS NEAR."
  • 10:31 "YOU KNOW THAT MY COMING IS NEAR."
  • 10:32 AND LOOK AT ISRAEL AND SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE...
  • 10:37 IT'S A MIRACLE...
  • 10:39 THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL IN MAY 14, 1948 WAS NOT A POLITICAL ACCIDENT...
  • 10:44 THE RETURN OF THE JEWS TO THIS LAND,
  • 10:46 THE SAME PIECE OF REAL ESTATE PROMISED TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB IS HAPPENING...
  • 10:53 IT'S AN ETERNAL COVENANT...
  • 10:55 AND NOW SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS IS GOING TO OCCUR...
  • 11:01 IT'S ALL PART OF THE PACKAGE...
  • 11:02 EZEKIEL 36 AND 37 TALKS ABOUT FIRST RESTORING TO THE LAND
  • 11:06 AND THEN SPIRITUAL REVIVAL
  • 11:09 AND THEN ROMANS 11 PAUL TELLS US THAT
  • 11:11 WHAT WILL THEIR ACCEPTANCE BE
  • 11:13 BUT LIFE FROM THE DEAD FOR THE CHURCH
  • 11:16 OR FOR THE WORLD REALLY.
  • 11:17 SO I BELIEVE WORLD HARVEST IS COMING
  • 11:19 AND ISRAEL'S A KEY TO THAT HARVEST
  • 11:21 AS JEWISH PEOPLE'S EYES ARE OPEN TO THEIR MESSIAH
  • 11:24 THEY'RE GOING TO BECOME SOME OF THE BEST DISPLAYS OF GOD'S GLORY IN THE WORLD
  • 11:31 AND WILL ATTRACT THE WORLD TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL
  • 11:35 AND TO HIS MESSIAH...JESUS.
  • 11:38 (SINGING)
  • 11:39 ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪
  • 11:42 ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪
  • 11:46 ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪
  • 11:49 ♪ GOD OF ISRAEL ♪
  • 11:53 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
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  • 12:06 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES
  • 12:10 READING PACKETS, TEACHINGS CDs, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 12:14 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 12:17 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 12:21 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 12:24 WOULD YOU SAY THAT EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY
  • 12:26 THAT WANTS TO MAKE THE TRIP TO ISRAEL SHOULD DO SO?
  • 12:29 YES, IT IS WORTH THE TRIP.
  • 12:31 IT IS WORTH THE TIME.
  • 12:33 IT IS WORTH THE MONEY.
  • 12:35 YOU SAY THIS WITH PASSION.
  • 12:36 OH I TELL YOU
  • 12:37 I'M SO HAPPY THAT I CAME.
  • 12:39 IT'S JUST SUCH A PRIVILEGE
  • 12:42 TO BE ABLE TO COME WHERE OUR LORD WAS BORN
  • 12:46 AND CRUCIFIED AND WAS RISEN
  • 12:53 SOMEONE ONCE ASKED ME
  • 12:55 WHEN'S A GOOD TIME TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 12:57 AND THE ANSWER IS...ANYTIME.
  • 13:00 EVERY TIME I GO THERE ITS SPECIAL
  • 13:02 AND I WANT YOU TO GO TOO
  • 13:04 SO YOU CAN BE BLESSED...
  • 13:06 ISRAEL CAN BE BLESSED...
  • 13:07 HONESTLY IT'LL BE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 13:10 PICK UP A PEN...
  • 13:12 WRITE DOWN 1-800-WONDERS
  • 13:15 AND GIVE US A CALL.
  • 13:17 COME WITH ME...
  • 13:18 OR GO WITH SOMEONE...
  • 13:19 JUST GO...DO IT.
  • 13:22 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN US...
  • 13:23 COME WITH US.
  • 13:25 THERE'S DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONNECT TO US...
  • 13:26 GOING TO ISRAEL IS ONE.
  • 13:28 YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE...
  • 13:30 AND I HOPE YOU DO.
  • 13:31 WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 13:34 YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR OUR MAGAZINE
  • 13:37 IT'S MONTHLY...
  • 13:38 THE LEVITT LETTER...
  • 13:39 WE'RE PLEASED TO GET IT TO YOU.
  • 13:41 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FURTHER STUDIES,
  • 13:44 YEARS AGO WHEN ZOLA WAS ALIVE
  • 13:46 WE DID A SERIES TOGETHER CALLED
  • 13:49 "THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN STUDIES".
  • 13:52 IT'S AN EXTENSION STUDIES PROGRAM.
  • 13:55 THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF A DOZEN NOTEBOOKS...
  • 13:58 YOU GET IT...
  • 13:59 THIS IS OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY...
  • 14:00 YOU OPEN IT UP...
  • 14:02 THERE'S LECTURES HERE ON CD...
  • 14:04 THERE'S NOTES...
  • 14:05 THERE'S TESTS...
  • 14:06 THERE'S WAYS FOR YOU TO GET INTO THE BIBLICAL STORY.
  • 14:12 TALK ABOUT GETTING INTO THE BIBLICAL STORY...
  • 14:16 WITH US TODAY IS A GOOD FRIEND...
  • 14:18 TODD BAKER.
  • 14:21 TODD'S BEEN WITH THIS MINISTRY FOR YEARS...
  • 14:23 A GRADUATE OF THE DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY...
  • 14:26 A PHD FROM TRINITY...
  • 14:28 AND AN EVANGELIST IN ISRAEL.
  • 14:30 TODD...GLAD TO BE WITH YOU TODAY. >>PLEASURE TO MEET...JEFF
  • 14:32 GOOD TO MEET YOU BROTHER.
  • 14:34 NOW YOU GO BACK WITH US HOW LONG?
  • 14:36 I STARTED WORKING WITH ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IN 1996
  • 14:40 AND WE STARTED THESE GOSPEL OUTREACHES IN 2000...
  • 14:44 SO ROUGHLY ABOUT 13 YEARS TOTAL.
  • 14:46 AND YOU GO TO ISRAEL FREQUENTLY DON'T YOU?
  • 14:49 YES WE DO...
  • 14:50 WE GO THREE TIMES A YEAR
  • 14:53 TAKING THE GOSPEL BACK TO THE PEOPLE ON LAND FROM WHENCE IT CAME.
  • 14:58 SO WHEN PEOPLE SUPPORT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES
  • 15:00 THERE'S MONIES THAT ARE EARMARKED BY PEOPLE TO GO TO HELP OUTREACH
  • 15:04 AND YOU DO THAT YOURSELF AND WITH OTHERS.
  • 15:07 WE'RE FOREVER BUILDING TEAMS TO GO THERE AND MINISTER.
  • 15:10 RIGHT...AND THIS IS TO FULFILL THE DIVINE ORDER OF EVANGELISM
  • 15:14 IN ROMANS CHAPTER 1, VERSE 16 JEFF...
  • 15:17 THE GOSPEL IS TO GO TO THE JEW FIRST
  • 15:19 AND JESUS AND THE APOSTLES FOLLOW THAT SAME PARADIGM
  • 15:22 AND WE DO IT TOO.
  • 15:24 BUT THE CHURCH DOESN'T DO IT TODAY...
  • 15:25 SO MANY DAYS...
  • 15:27 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ISRAEL...
  • 15:29 THEY'VE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 15:30 AND EVEN THE GOSPEL TO JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 15:32 PEOPLE AREN'T AS INTERESTED IN THAT...
  • 15:34 BUT YOU'RE NOT GUILTY OF THAT CRIME ARE YOU?
  • 15:37 NO SIR...NO SIR
  • 15:38 YOU KNOW JEREMIAH CHAPTER 31, VERSE 31 SAYS...
  • 15:40 GOD SAYS THERE...
  • 15:42 BEHOLD I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL...
  • 15:45 "B'RIT HADASHAH" IN HEBREW.
  • 15:47 SO THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 15:49 THAT EMANATES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 15:51 IS PRE-EMINENTLY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 15:54 THEY GAVE IT TO THE WORLD
  • 15:55 AND WE SEEK TO GIVE IT BACK TO THEM.
  • 15:57 SO YOU HAVE THIS EVANGELIST SIDE TO YOU.
  • 16:00 YOU WERE A HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN FOR YEARS TOO WEREN'T YOU?
  • 16:03 YES I WAS.
  • 16:05 YOU MUST CARE ABOUT HURTING PEOPLE.
  • 16:06 I DO...I DO...
  • 16:08 AND JESUS SPENT SO MUCH OF HIS MINISTRY
  • 16:11 MINISTERING TO THE SICK,
  • 16:13 THE DISENFRANCHISED,
  • 16:14 THE HURTING...
  • 16:16 AND REALLY ISRAEL IS PICKED ON BY THE ENTIRE WORLD.
  • 16:22 ISRAEL IS CERTAINLY SICK...
  • 16:24 IT'S DISENFRANCHISED...
  • 16:25 IT'S MARGINALIZED...
  • 16:26 EXACTLY
  • 16:28 AND HERE COMES THIS THEOLOGIAN, CHAPLAIN, EVANGELIST
  • 16:30 BUILDING TEAMS TO GO THERE.
  • 16:32 WHAT'S IT LIKE FOR YOU?
  • 16:34 WELL IT'S TREMENDOUS EVERY TIME WE GO JEFF.
  • 16:36 THERE'S A UNIVERSAL RECEPTIVITY TO HEARING ABOUT WHY YESHUA
  • 16:42 IS THE MESSIAH FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES.
  • 16:45 AND I THINK IT'S A FORESHADOWING
  • 16:47 THAT PARTIAL BLINDNESS IS BEING LIFTED FROM THE EYES OF THE NATION ISRAEL
  • 16:51 THAT PAUL TALKS ABOUT IN ROMANS CHAPTER 11, VERSE 25,
  • 16:54 THUS INDICATING TO ME AND TO ANYONE WHO'S BIBLICALLY AWARE
  • 16:57 THAT WE'RE CERTAINLY ON THE CUSP OF THE RETURN OF THE LORD
  • 17:01 NOW THAT HIS OWN PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER
  • 17:04 THE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE MESSIAHSHIP OF YESHUA.
  • 17:08 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS SOMETHING OF A BLINDNESS
  • 17:10 WHERE JEWISH PEOPLE DON'T EASILY PERCEIVE JESUS...
  • 17:14 BUT THAT'S A SITUATION THAT'S CHANGING.
  • 17:16 IT SEEMS TO ME AS WELL THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
  • 17:19 THAT DON'T EASILY PERCEIVE THE JEWS
  • 17:22 AND SOMETIMES THERE'S MISCONCEPTIONS LIKE
  • 17:24 HANGING THE DEATH OF JESUS ON THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 17:27 AND TOTO AND WHAT HAVE YOU.
  • 17:29 YOU'VE WRITTEN AGAINST THAT SORT OF THING HAVEN'T YOU?
  • 17:31 YES...I DID AN EXEGETICAL STUDY
  • 17:34 ON MATTHEW CHAPTER 27, VERSE 25...
  • 17:37 HIS BLOOD BE UPON US...
  • 17:38 OR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 17:40 RACIALLY CONDEMNED FOR THE DEATH OF CHRIST.
  • 17:42 AS YOU KNOW...
  • 17:44 THAT VERSE HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT
  • 17:46 TO FUEL ANTI-JEWISH THEOLOGY
  • 17:48 THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE GUILTY FOR THE DEATH OF CHRIST.
  • 17:51 I REMEMBER AS KID...
  • 17:53 IT WAS EASTER TIME...
  • 17:54 WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND SOMEONE YELLED AT ME...
  • 17:56 "HEY YOU DIRTY JEW... YOU KILLED JESUS!"
  • 17:59 HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS... MILLIONS OF JEWS DIED AT THE HANDS OF NAZIS
  • 18:05 THAT IN PART THOUGHT THEY WERE...YOU KNOW...
  • 18:07 GOD'S AGENTS TO CLEANSE THE EARTH OF THESE VILE PEOPLE.
  • 18:10 YOU WANT TO CORRECT THAT DON'T YOU?
  • 18:11 ABSOLUTELY...
  • 18:13 THE BLOOD OF JESUS REDEEMS THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 18:15 IT DOESN'T EXECRATE THEM FOR ALL ETERNITY
  • 18:18 SO THIS IS KIND OF OUR MINISTRY AS EVANGELICAL
  • 18:22 AS WELL AS TEACHING THE CHURCH ABOUT THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THEIR FAITH
  • 18:26 AND WHY THEY NEED TO GET BEHIND ISRAEL...
  • 18:28 LOVE THEM AND SUPPORT THEM.
  • 18:29 SO IN THIS REGARD AS FAR AS THAT BOOK GOES
  • 18:33 YOU'RE OFFERING A CORRECTIVE TO THE WAY THAT CHRISTIAN PEOPLE SOMETIMES
  • 18:38 PERCEIVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 18:40 YES...AND TO BRING THEM TO AN AWARENESS
  • 18:43 THAT GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH ISRAEL.
  • 18:46 HE'S RESUMING HIS PROGRAM WITH THEM
  • 18:48 AND THEY ARE THE MESSIANIC PEOPLE
  • 18:50 AND THEY'LL BE THE KINGDOM PEOPLE...
  • 18:52 THEY'LL BE THE HEAD NATION IN THE COMING KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 18:56 SO ON THE ONE HAND THEN...
  • 18:57 THEOLOGIAN, EVANGELIST, PASTOR; CHAPLAIN TODD BAKER
  • 19:01 WANTS THE CHURCH TO SEE THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN A NEW LIGHT.
  • 19:06 AND YOU WANT THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO SEE YESHUA...
  • 19:10 TO SEE JESUS IN A NEW LIGHT DON'T YOU?
  • 19:12 EXACTLY
  • 19:13 AND YOU WROTE A BOOK...
  • 19:14 WHY DON'T YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT ONE REAL QUICK.
  • 19:16 "MESSENGERS OF MESSIAH - WITNESSING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE CHOSEN" ...
  • 19:20 HERE'S ME WITNESSING TO TWO ORTHODOX...
  • 19:22 AGAIN THIS IS KIND OF A HANDS ON MANUAL OF DOING JEWISH EVANGELISM PARTICULARLY IN ISRAEL...
  • 19:28 AND IT CHRONICLES THE FIRST FIVE YEARS
  • 19:31 OF OUR GOSPEL OUTREACH MINISTRY TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:35 AND I PLAN ON WRITING A SEQUEL IN 2010 COVERING THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
  • 19:41 SO THIS COVERS THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF OUR TEN YEAR MINISTRY FROM 2000 TO 2005
  • 19:46 AND THEN WE'LL WRITE THE SEQUEL IN 2010
  • 19:49 COVERING 2005 TO 201O
  • 19:52 ABOUT OUR WITNESSING IN ISRAEL AND THE AMAZING STORIES THAT WE HAVE.
  • 19:56 OUR...WE...
  • 19:58 A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST THINK THAT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES MAKES TV EXCLUSIVELY...
  • 20:03 AND WE DO THAT...
  • 20:04 BUT YOU'RE PART OF THIS OUTREACH ARM OF THE MINISTRY.
  • 20:08 RIGHT... ZOLA STARTED "TO THE JEW FIRST FUND"
  • 20:11 WHEN I WENT ON MY FIRST OUTREACH
  • 20:13 AND CAME BACK AND GAVE HIM A WONDERFUL REPORT AND HE SAID...
  • 20:17 WE NEED TO GET BEHIND YOU...
  • 20:18 WE NEED TO FUND THIS...
  • 20:19 SO LET'S START A "TO THE JEW FIRST"
  • 20:21 SO THAT WE CAN FACILITATE JEWISH EVANGELISM IN ISRAEL...
  • 20:26 THE PLACE WHERE THE GOSPEL HAPPENED...
  • 20:28 THE PLACE WHERE YESHUA WILL RETURN TO REDEEM HIS PEOPLE.
  • 20:31 WE SENT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO ISRAEL IN 2009...
  • 20:37 PEOPLE SENT MONEY TO THIS "TO THE JEW FIRST FUND"
  • 20:40 AND WE WERE ABLE TO FACILITATE THAT UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP.
  • 20:44 AND WE'RE REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR ENDEAVORS TO HELP
  • 20:48 JEWISH PEOPLE COME TO KNOW THE LORD.
  • 20:51 WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT THAT FOR YOU?
  • 20:53 WELL JUST THE FACT THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE GAVE ME MY MESSIAH,
  • 20:58 GAVE ME MY FAITH,
  • 21:00 GAVE ME THE WORD OF GOD...
  • 21:02 AND OUT OF PROFOUND GRATITUDE AND LOVE FOR THEM I WANT TO GIVE THAT BACK TO THEM.
  • 21:06 AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE EVANGELICAL ARM OF ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES
  • 21:11 AND "B'RIT HADASHAH MINISTRIES",
  • 21:12 A MINISTRY I DIRECT...
  • 21:14 WE WORK IN UNISON TOGETHER TO FULFILL THAT
  • 21:17 AND IT'S AMAZING BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST...
  • 21:21 IN ISRAEL WHEN THEY SEE THAT YOU LOVE THEM
  • 21:24 AND YOU'RE REACHING THEM WITH THE LOVE OF THE MESSIAH JESUS
  • 21:27 IT JUST OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW DOOR TO REALLY DO EFFECTIVE GOSPEL MINISTRY.
  • 21:33 I TELL YOU...YOU'RE LIKE MY HERO IN THIS SENSE...
  • 21:35 YOU'RE LIKE THE POSTER BOY FOR ALL OF OUR FRIENDS
  • 21:38 IN THE SENSE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BEHIND ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES...
  • 21:41 LOVE THE LORD...
  • 21:42 LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 21:44 YOU'RE A GUY...YOU KNOW THAT LOVE FOR THE LORD LED YOU TO
  • 21:46 BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY INTO THE VOCATIONAL, MINISTERIAL WORLD
  • 21:51 AND NOW YOU'RE USING YOUR POLISHED INSIGHTS
  • 21:55 TO REALLY PENETRATE TO HELP JEWISH PEOPLE COME TO KNOW THE LORD.
  • 21:58 YOU'VE TAKEN IT TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.
  • 22:00 YES AND WE'LL CONTINUE THIS UNTIL THE RAPTURE OR I'M CALLED HOME.
  • 22:05 IT'S SOMETHING THAT I'M COMMITTED TO UNTIL DEATH
  • 22:10 BECAUSE I REALLY FEEL LIKE THERE'S SUCH AN URGENT NEED IN THE CHURCH
  • 22:14 AND ESPECIALLY IN ISRAEL AND WE WANT TO DO THAT...
  • 22:17 AND THANKFUL THAT WE CAN PARTNER TOGETHER
  • 22:21 TO CARRY OUT THIS END TIME PROPHETIC MINISTRY...IT IS PROPHETIC JEFF.
  • 22:26 WELL WE HEARD FROM THE HILSDENS EARLIER IN THIS PROGRAM.
  • 22:31 THEY WENT THERE AS AN EXTENSION OF MISSION AND VIRTUE...
  • 22:34 TWENTY-FIVE OR SO YEARS AGO THEY HOPPED OFF THE AIRPLANE IN JERUSALEM...
  • 22:39 NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE...
  • 22:41 AND NOW THE LORD'S RAISED UP A MEGA CONGREGATION THERE. >>FANTASTIC
  • 22:43 AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE...
  • 22:45 DIFFERENT WAYS....
  • 22:46 DIFFERENT DAYS...
  • 22:47 I JUST LOVE THAT YOU...
  • 22:49 OUR VIEWERS, FRIENDS...
  • 22:50 ALL OF US TOGETHER SHOVELING COAL INTO THE ENGINE
  • 22:54 TO HELP THE GOSPEL GET ON DOWN THE TRACK.
  • 22:56 AND YOU KNOW JESUS GIVES A WONDERFUL PROMISE IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 10, VERSE 23
  • 23:01 THAT HE SAYS, "YOU SHALL NOT HAVE GONE THROUGH ALL THE CITIES OF ISRAEL.."
  • 23:05 "UNTIL THE SON OF MAN RETURNS"...
  • 23:07 AND THAT'S A PROPHECY I BELIEVE THAT SAYS
  • 23:09 THAT EVANGELISM WILL TAKE PLACE IN ISRAEL
  • 23:12 AND IT WILL NOT BE FINISHED BEFORE THE LORD RETURNS
  • 23:16 AND NOW THAT IT HAS RESUMED AFTER A 2,000 YEAR HIATUS
  • 23:19 WHEN ISRAEL WAS OUT OF THE LAND...
  • 23:21 NOW THAT THAT HAS RESUMED
  • 23:22 WE MUST BE REALLY CLOSE TO THE RETURN OF THE LORD.
  • 23:25 IT'S GREAT TO SEE THE GOSPEL EXPANDING IN ISRAEL THROUGH YOU...
  • 23:28 THROUGH TELEVISION AS WELL...
  • 23:30 WE GET INTO HOMES THROUGH VARIOUS CARRIERS...
  • 23:33 THROUGH THE INTERNET...
  • 23:34 WE GET OUT...
  • 23:35 AND IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE STORY OUT.
  • 23:37 HEY IF PEOPLE WANT TO CONNECT TO TODD BAKER
  • 23:39 WHAT'S YOUR WEBSITE?
  • 23:40 OUR WEBSITE IS...
  • 23:46 THEY CAN SEE WE HAVE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS
  • 23:48 OF OUR OUTREACHES OVER THERE...
  • 23:50 THEY CAN GET WONDERFUL TEACHING
  • 23:52 ABOUT THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
  • 23:54 AND ALSO HOW TO LEARN ABOUT...
  • 23:57 TO BE AN EFFECTIVE EVANGELIST TO ISRAEL AS WELL.
  • 24:03 AND YOU WOULD KNOW TOO...
  • 24:04 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HEART AND YOUR GIFT.
  • 24:08 SPEAKING OF GIFTS...
  • 24:10 THANK YOU FOR HELPING TODD DO WHAT HE DOES
  • 24:13 BY HELPING US DO WHAT WE DO.
  • 24:16 TOGETHER WE'RE ALL ABOUT MAKING JESUS KNOWN...
  • 24:20 MAKING YESHUA KNOWN IN AMERICA...
  • 24:23 ISRAEL...THE WORLD.
  • 24:25 LAST WORDS YOURS...
  • 24:26 THIRTY SECONDS TODD...
  • 24:28 WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL THE WORLD?
  • 24:29 WELL JEFF YOU EXHORTED THE AUDIENCE ABOUT GOING TO ISRAEL...
  • 24:34 WE'RE NOT ONLY WITNESSES TO ISRAEL
  • 24:36 BUT EVERY CHRISTIAN THAT GOES TO ISRAEL...
  • 24:38 THEY ARE A WITNESS OF THE LOVE OF YESHUA FOR HIS PEOPLE.
  • 24:41 WE NEED TO GO...
  • 24:42 WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM...
  • 24:44 AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE WITH THEM
  • 24:46 AND SUPPORT THEM NO MATTER WHAT.
  • 24:48 AND THIS IS WHAT OUR MINISTRY, ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES, IS ALL ABOUT...
  • 24:52 AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO THAT
  • 24:54 AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THAT WITH YOU JEFF.
  • 24:59 AND I'M GLAD THAT YOU ARE...
  • 25:01 GOD BLESS YOU TODD.
  • 25:02 THANK YOU JEFF
  • 25:08 ♪ BARUCHIM H'BAIM L'YISRAEL ♪
  • 25:12 ♪ BARUCHIM H'BAIM L'ADONAI ♪
  • 25:17 ♪ THEY ARE BLESSED WHEN THEY WORSHIP IN ISRAEL ♪
  • 25:20 ♪ THEY ARE BLESED BY THE FATHER, EL SHADDAI ♪
  • 25:23 ♪ AND THEY KNOW WHEN THEY GO TO ISRAEL ♪
  • 25:27 ♪ THEY WILL WALK WIH THE ONE THEY ADORE ♪
  • 25:29 ♪ THEY WILL SPEAK, THEY WILL WEEP THERE IN ISRAEL ♪
  • 25:32 ♪ WITH THE ONE WHO HAD COME THERE BEFORE ♪
  • 25:35 ♪ ORCHESTRA ♪
  • 25:41 ♪ BARUCHIM HA'BAIM L'YISRAEL ♪
  • 25:45 WELL THAT WAS ZOLA...
  • 25:47 BEAUTIFUL MUSIC...
  • 25:48 I HOPE YOU LOOK AT THIS WHOLE PROGRAM AS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC...
  • 25:52 IT'S CERTAINLY MUSIC TO MY EARS...I HOPE...THE LORD'S EARS
  • 25:56 AS WE CONSIDER THE GOSPEL COMING FORTH FROM AND GOING TO ISRAEL PROPER...
  • 26:03 TO ISRAEL THROUGH THE LIKES OF DR. TODD BAKER,
  • 26:08 THROUGH THE LIKES OF PASTOR WAYNE AND ANNE HILSDEN...
  • 26:13 FABULOUS STORY...
  • 26:15 THEY JUST LANDED THERE...
  • 26:16 AND BIG CONGREGATION...
  • 26:19 MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE COME IN TO HELP THEM TO BUILD AND TO TRANSFORM.
  • 26:24 WE'RE ALL ABOUT TRYING TO TRANSFORM
  • 26:27 AND SO I THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AS YOU SUPPORT US AND OTHER GOSPEL ENDEAVORS...
  • 26:32 IT'S ALL ABOUT AS TODD SAID EARLIER...
  • 26:35 WE'RE ALL ABOUT LOOKING AT YESHUA THROUGH JEWISH EYES
  • 26:39 AND WE'RE ALL ABOUT HELPING JEWISH PEOPLE TO COME TO KNOW
  • 26:43 THAT YESHUA IS INDEED THE JEWISH MESSIAH.
  • 26:46 THANKS FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY.
  • 26:49 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:51 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:53 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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