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Series: “The Messianic Miracle”
Episode: “Revival in America and Israel” with Dr. Michael Brown
This program considers the Holy Spirit’s touching down in Acts 2, with special attention given to how the Spirit is again making entrance into the hearts of Jews the world over — an event that’s beginning to blossom in our very day.

Caption transcript for The Messianic Miracle: “Revival in America and Israel” with Dr. Michael Brown (1/4)

  • 00:09 WHO'D EVER THINK WE'D BE ALIVE TO SEE THE AMAZING DAY
  • 00:13 WHEN GOD WOULD AGAIN VISIT HIS PEOPLE IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY?
  • 00:18 THIS IS THE DAY...
  • 00:20 AND THIS IS THE WAY THAT ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS...
  • 00:23 "THE MIRACLE OF THE MODERN MESSIANIC JEWISH REVIVAL"
  • 00:30 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:32 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 00:33 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN
  • 00:35 TO ANOTHER EDITION OF
  • 00:36 ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:38 THIS TIME PRESENTING THE MIRACLE OF THE MESSIANIC REVIVAL...
  • 00:43 WHAT A STORY!
  • 00:45 YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT.
  • 00:47 AND YOU'RE GOING TO GO WITH ME NOW
  • 00:48 TO BARUCH HASHEM CONGREGATION IN NORTH DALLAS,
  • 00:52 ONE OF THE GREATEST MESSIANIC COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:56 I'M THERE MINISTERING...
  • 00:57 YOU'LL SEE THAT IN A MOMENT OR TWO...
  • 00:59 ME WITH A YAMAKA AND A "TALLIS", THE PRAYER SHAWL...
  • 01:02 IT'S PART OF THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING JEWISH.
  • 01:05 MANY PEOPLE LOVE JEWISH THINGS AND LOVE YESHUA THERE AT BARUCH HASHEM AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 01:10 OFF WE GO NOW TO LOOK AT THAT AND MORE.
  • 01:16 WHO IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
  • 01:22 OR...
  • 01:24 WHO IN THE WORLD DO WE THINK THAT WE ARE?
  • 01:31 WELL WHO'S THE "WE"?
  • 01:35 MESSIANIC JEWS ARE CONSTITUTED BY VARIOUS SORTS,
  • 01:40 ONE OF WHICH, ARE INDIVIDUALS LIKE MYSELF WHO HAVE JEWISH EXTRACT ORIGINALLY.
  • 01:46 AND WE WRESTLE WITH THE QUESTION NOW...
  • 01:51 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE ON THE ONE HAND
  • 01:54 WHILE WITH THE JESUS PEOPLE ON THE OTHER?
  • 01:58 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE BUT WITH THE JESUS PEOPLE?
  • 02:07 JEWISH INDIVIDUALS THAT WRESTLE WITH THAT QUESTION ANSWER IT DIFFERENTLY
  • 02:13 BUT THE THING THAT UNITES US
  • 02:14 IS WE'RE ALL GAME TO TINKER WITH THE QUESTION,
  • 02:18 SO MESSIANIC JEWS ARE IN PART CONSTITUTED BY INDIVIDUALS
  • 02:23 THAT ARE LOOKING TO SCRATCH THAT PARTICULAR ITCH.
  • 02:27 THEOLOGY HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE DICTUM
  • 02:29 "FIDES QUAERENS INTELLECTUM"...
  • 02:32 "FAITH IN SEARCH OF UNDERSTANDING".
  • 02:34 THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE MINDED TO WANT TO SORT THAT OUT.
  • 02:38 SIMILARLY MESSIANIC JEWISH PARTICIPANTS...
  • 02:41 THERE ARE THOSE OF NON-JEWISH EXTRACT
  • 02:45 THAT ARE OURSELVES WORKING WITH OTHER KINDS OF RELATED QUESTIONS
  • 02:52 LIKE...
  • 02:54 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "GRAFTED-IN" TO JEWISH COMMUNAL EXPERIENCE?
  • 02:58 AS PER ROMANS, CHAPTER 11, VERSES 11 THROUGH 25,
  • 03:03 AND...
  • 03:04 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FELLOW CITIZENS WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE?
  • 03:07 AS PER EPHESIANS, CHAPTER 2, VERSES 1 THROUGH 22.
  • 03:11 THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE CONCERNED WITH THAT STORY
  • 03:15 BECAUSE WHEN WE READ THE "B'RIT HADASHAH", THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 03:20 THEREIN THE APOSTLE TO INDIVIDUALS OF NON-JEWISH EXTRACT PRINCIPALLY
  • 03:23 ADVOCATES FOR SOME KIND OF BEING CONNECTED TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 03:28 WHILE WE INHABIT IN A WORLD THAT ACCENTUATES THE DISCONNECT...
  • 03:32 "WHILE THERE ARE JEWS OVER HERE..."
  • 03:34 "THERE'S CHRISTIANS OVER THERE"
  • 03:35 ..."NEVER SHALL THE TWAIN MEET"
  • 03:37 WHILE WE MIGHT HAVE INHABITED THAT REAL ESTATE,
  • 03:39 SOME OF US OPENED UP THE BIBLE
  • 03:41 AND WE SEE ANOTHER KIND OF VISION CAST THEREIN.
  • 03:45 WHEN WE LOOK AT THE YESHUA STORY, THE JESUS STORY,
  • 03:48 WE SEE INTRINSIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEWS AND JESUS
  • 03:51 AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE BIRTH OF THE GOSPEL STORY BEYOND ISRAEL'S BORDERS
  • 03:56 WE HEAR THE PRINCIPAL ADVOCATE OF THAT STORY
  • 03:59 TALKING ABOUT CONNECTION, NOT DISCONNECTION DISTAIN.
  • 04:04 MESSIANIC JEWS ON THE ONE HAND ARE INDIVIDUALS OF JEWISH EXTRACT
  • 04:08 THAT ARE WORKING WITH THE QUESTIONS,
  • 04:09 THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE OF NON-JEWISH EXTRACT
  • 04:12 THAT ARE LOOKING TO WORK WITH THE GRAFTED-IN FELLOW HEIRS AND CITIZENSHIP QUESTION.
  • 04:16 I MIGHT ADD THERE ARE SCORES OF INDIVIDUALS
  • 04:19 WHO THOUGH RAISED AS CHRISTIANS
  • 04:21 DISCOVER IN THE PROCESS THAT THERE'S JEWISH BLOOD IN THE VEIN;
  • 04:27 THERE'S A JEWISH NARRATIVE IN THE FAMILY THOUGH HUSHED FOR YEARS.
  • 04:32 MESSIANIC JEWS THEN ARE CONSTITUTED IN PART
  • 04:35 BY INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE GAME TO EXPLORE.
  • 04:38 WHAT DOES THAT ALL MEAN?
  • 04:41 THERE'S SOMETHING OF A REBIRTH...
  • 04:44 A RENAISSANCE WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL.
  • 04:47 IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE THAT
  • 04:50 INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATE IN THE MESSIANIC JEWISH WORLD.
  • 04:54 AND BEYOND THOSE BY THE WAY
  • 04:56 WHO OPT TO PARTICIPATE COMMUNALLY IN THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE.
  • 05:03 THE CONGREGATIONAL MOVEMENT IS THE TIP OF AN ENORMOUS ICEBERG.
  • 05:10 BEYOND THE CAMPUSES OF MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 05:14 THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS IN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
  • 05:17 THAT ARE LOVERS OF ZION
  • 05:20 THAT PRAYERFULLY AND CAREFULLY LIFT US UP AND HELP,
  • 05:23 THAT CHEER US ON...
  • 05:26 INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE THRILLED.
  • 05:29 RECENTLY I VISITED A FAMILY,
  • 05:31 SONJA AND DENNIS,
  • 05:33 NOT OF JEWISH EXTRACT THEMSELVES,
  • 05:35 WENT TO THE HOME AND SONJA HAD A STAR OF DAVID AROUND HER NECK,
  • 05:41 THERE'S A SHOFAR ON TOP OF HER REFRIGERATOR,
  • 05:45 THERE'S A MENORAH RIGHT NEXT TO HER CHINA IN THE CHINA CABINET...
  • 05:49 AN ABSOLUTE LOVER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 05:52 THERE ARE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS
  • 05:54 AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS...
  • 05:55 WE ARE NOT ALONE.
  • 05:59 SO... (PEOPLE CHEERING AND CLAPPING)
  • 06:06 WHILE DAVID STERN'S "RABBI"
  • 06:10 AND I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY HE WOULD THINK THE WAY HE DID
  • 06:13 WHILE HE SAID THERE'S A CHRISTIAN CHAIR ON THE ONE HAND
  • 06:16 AND A JEWISH CHAIR ON THE OTHER...
  • 06:17 IN THE 80'S HE SAID THERE IS NO PLACE IN-BETWEEN.
  • 06:21 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT A PLACE IN-BETWEEN IS ON THE RISE.
  • 06:26 IT'S WHAT I CALL A MIRACLE IN MODERNITY.
  • 06:31 SO...
  • 06:32 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
  • 06:38 WELL FOR MY MONEY
  • 06:41 IRRESPECTIVE OF OUR VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS AND ROLES
  • 06:46 WE ARE ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE REVIVAL OF MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • 06:54 AND THUS BY ASSOCIATION
  • 06:56 WE ARE ALL PARTICIPATING IN WHAT I CONSTRUE TO BE AN ABSOLUTE MODERN MARVEL.
  • 07:06 THE MESSIANIC MOVEMENT IS VERY NEW
  • 07:09 AND I RAISE A VARIETY OF QUESTIONS
  • 07:11 AND YOU'LL BE HEARING THEM AS WE GO ON
  • 07:12 AS I AM TRYING TO EXPLORE WITH YOU...
  • 07:14 WHAT ON GOD'S EARTH IS GOD DOING?
  • 07:16 WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM MICHAEL BROWN NOW,
  • 07:18 AN EXPERT IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE,
  • 07:21 AS HE HELPS US TO EXPLORE THE MESSIANIC REVIVAL.
  • 07:27 DR. MICHAEL BROWN I AM THRILLED THAT YOU ARE HERE WITH US TODAY.
  • 07:30 GLAD TO BE WITH YOU JEFF.
  • 07:32 NOW I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YESTERDAY TO BEGIN WITH.
  • 07:33 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MESSIANIC REVIVAL,
  • 07:35 THE MIRACLE OF JEWISH PEOPLE COMING TO FAITH...
  • 07:38 INITIALLY IN BIBLE DAYS ALL JEWS...CORRECT?
  • 07:40 YES, WHEN WE THINK OF THE BOOK OF ACTS...
  • 07:43 IF WE WERE BACK THERE,
  • 07:45 TRANSPORTED BACK
  • 07:46 FOR MOST OF US IT WOULD BE VERY JARRING
  • 07:48 BECAUSE THE FIRST BELIEVERS WERE SO JEWISH...
  • 07:50 THE WHOLE SETTING WAS SO JEWISH.
  • 07:51 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS REALLY EYE-OPENING TO ME
  • 07:53 IS THIS PETER WHO IS MIGHTILY USED BY GOD IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.
  • 07:56 HE NEEDS A VISION FROM GOD...
  • 07:58 A SUPERNATURAL CONFORMATION
  • 08:00 TO SEND THEM EVEN INTO THE HOME OF A GENTILE.
  • 08:03 HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO.
  • 08:04 NO...
  • 08:06 HE WAS NEUROTIC ABOUT IT.
  • 08:07 IT WAS DIFFERENT FOR HIM
  • 08:09 AND FOR SURE HE HADN'T EATEN ANYTHING THAT WAS UN-KOSHER AT THAT POINT FOR BIBLICAL STANDARDS.
  • 08:12 BUT THE THING THAT'S SO EXCEPTIONAL IS NOT THAT HE WAS JEWISH...
  • 08:16 OF COURSE HE WAS JEWISH...
  • 08:17 HIS JEWISH ROOTS...
  • 08:18 JEWISH MESSIAH, JEWISH PROPHETS,
  • 08:19 JEWISH LAW, JEWISH SETTING,
  • 08:21 WHY WOULDN'T IT BE JEWISH?
  • 08:22 THE THING THAT WAS SO EXTRAORDINARY
  • 08:24 WAS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT.
  • 08:25 THE DAYS THAT JOEL SPOKE ABOUT...
  • 08:27 SO IMPORTANT...
  • 08:28 IN JOEL, CHAPTER 2, VERSE 28 IT SAYS,
  • 08:37 PETER QUOTES IT IN ACTS, CHAPTER 2, VERSE 17 AND HE SAYS,
  • 08:44 PETER ADDS THOSE WORDS,
  • 08:45 "IN THE LAST DAYS"
  • 08:47 TO SAY "THIS IS IT!"...
  • 08:48 THIS IS THE IN BREAKING OF THAT PROMISED TIME...
  • 08:50 THE MESSIAH HAS COME,
  • 08:52 HE'S DIED,
  • 08:53 HE'S RISEN FROM THE DEAD AND HE SENDS HIS SPIRIT.
  • 08:55 AND THAT'S WHY YOU HAD THIS INCREDIBLY EXPLOSIVE GROWTH.
  • 08:58 WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TENS OF THOUSANDS...
  • 09:00 HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JEWS CAME TO FAITH IN THAT FIRST CENTURY
  • 09:04 BUT SOME HISTORIANS PUT THE NUMBER WAY, WAY UP THERE
  • 09:07 OF JEWS WHO WERE MASSIVELY SWEPT INTO THE KINGDOM.
  • 09:10 THE SPIRIT CAME AND EVERYTHING CHANGED.
  • 09:13 YES AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME
  • 09:15 AS WE EXTEND OUT IN TIME
  • 09:17 AND EXTEND OUT IN MILES
  • 09:19 IT SEEMS THAT MANY LOST SIGHT OF THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE MOVEMENT
  • 09:22 AND THE MOVEMENT BECAME UN-JEWISH,
  • 09:25 NON-JEWISH AND ANTI-JEWISH EVENTUALLY.
  • 09:27 IT'S RATHER TRAGIC CORRECT?
  • 09:29 IF YOU HAD SOMEONE THAT HAD WATCHED ZOLA SHOW FOR YEARS
  • 09:32 AND NOW WATCHING YOU
  • 09:34 AS YOU'RE ON EVERY WEEK...
  • 09:35 AND THEN THEY DIDN'T SEE IT FOR TEN YEARS
  • 09:37 AND THEY COME BACK UP
  • 09:38 AND THERE'S A NEW HOST
  • 09:40 AND THEY CHANGE THE NAME
  • 09:41 AND THE SHOW GETS UP EVERY WEEK AND BASHES ISRAEL
  • 09:44 AND ITS AN ISLAMIC PROGRAM
  • 09:46 AND YOU SAY...
  • 09:47 WHAT HAPPENED?...
  • 09:48 THIS IS NOT THE ZOLA...
  • 09:49 WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 09:50 WELL IT'S ALMOST AS EXTREME WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE EARLY CHURCH...
  • 09:53 SO JEWISH...
  • 09:55 SO MUCH IN KEEPING WITH THE FULFILLMENT OF WHAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT...
  • 10:00 THE PROMISED MESSIAH HAS COME.
  • 10:01 AND THEN A FEW CENTURY'S GO BY
  • 10:04 AND THERE ARE NOW DECREES MADE
  • 10:06 THAT WE HAVE TO SEPARATE FROM EVERYTHING JEWISH...
  • 10:08 THERE ARE DECREES IN THE MIDDLE AGES UNDER CATHOLICISM IN ITS WORST FORM
  • 10:13 FOR A JEW TO BE BAPTIZED...
  • 10:15 HE HAD TO RENOUNCE ANY CONNECTION TO ANYTHING JEWISH...
  • 10:18 HE HAD TO SAY I'M GOING TO EAT PORK..
  • 10:21 AND I'M GOING TO WORSHIP MARY...
  • 10:23 HOW IN THE WORLD DID THIS HAPPEN?
  • 10:24 ...YOU'RE JARRING!
  • 10:25 YOU DEVELOPED THAT IN YOUR BOOK
  • 10:27 "OUR HANDS ARE STAINED WITH BLOOD" CORRECT?
  • 10:29 YES
  • 10:30 AND WE'RE GOING TO GET YOUR WEBSITE UP
  • 10:32 WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO TO IT AND GET THAT BOOK AND MORE.
  • 10:35 YOU'VE WRITTEN A NUMBER.
  • 10:37 OKAY, THAT WAS THEN.
  • 10:39 LET'S TALK ABOUT NOW FOR A SECOND.
  • 10:40 LET'S FAST-FORWARD THE TAPE...
  • 10:42 JEWS TURNED ON TO JESUS...
  • 10:44 OKAY...
  • 10:45 THE WAY WERE.
  • 10:46 BUT NOW TODAY...
  • 10:48 SEVENTIES...
  • 10:49 SOMETHING HAPPENED...
  • 10:50 IT GOT YOU INVOLVED AND ME.
  • 10:51 WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT?
  • 10:52 YEAH IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY THING.
  • 10:54 ON THE ONE HAND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE JESUS PEOPLE MOVEMENT
  • 10:57 IT WAS FRONT PAGE TIME MAGAZINE JUNE OF 1971 COVER STORY...
  • 11:01 JESUS REVOLUTION...
  • 11:02 HIPPIES, RADICALS,
  • 11:04 REBELS GETTING SAVED FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 11:06 BUT THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
  • 11:08 WAS THAT A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE JEWS...
  • 11:12 GOD WAS SAYING "IT'S TIME"...
  • 11:13 HE STILL WORKING AROUND THE WORLD
  • 11:15 BUT HE'S ACCELERATING HIS WORK ...
  • 11:16 MORE AND MORE GENTILES COMING TO FAITH IN THE LAST 50 YEARS PROBABLY
  • 11:20 THAN COMBINED ALL CHURCH HISTORY BEFORE THAT.
  • 11:22 BUT ALONG WITH THAT THIS JEWISH HARVEST RISING, GROWING...
  • 11:26 AND...
  • 11:28 IT'S RECOVERING ITS ROOTS.
  • 11:29 ITS SAYING,
  • 11:31 YOU KNOW I DON'T SEE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 11:32 THAT SUNDAY HAS BECOME THE SABBATH
  • 11:34 AND THAT I'M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE SATURDAY SABBATH.
  • 11:36 I DON'T SEE THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN EASTER EGG HUNT
  • 11:39 WHEN INSTEAD I CAN HAVE THE CELEBRATION
  • 11:42 OF THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JEWISH, YESHUA WITHIN THE PASSOVER.
  • 11:45 THOSE IDEAS WERE COMPLETELY FOREIGN TO ME WHEN I GOT SAVED IN 1971.
  • 11:49 SO THE GOOD NEWS IS
  • 11:51 THAT JEWISH PEOPLE COME TO FAITH MIRACULOUSLY AS A REVIVAL MOVE
  • 11:54 BUT WITH THAT WE BRING OUR OWN ISSUES, BAGGAGE AND QUESTIONS
  • 11:58 AND START TO PUT QUESTIONS...
  • 12:00 WHAT IS THIS THAT WE CALL CHRISTIANITY TODAY
  • 12:03 THAT'S PICKED UP PAGAN BAGGAGE
  • 12:05 AND WHAT MIGHT IT LOOK LIKE INITIALLY?
  • 12:07 AND OUT OF THOSE QUESTIONS EVOLVES THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE.
  • 12:11 LOOK I'M ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO MY GENTILE BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
  • 12:15 MY CHURCH FRIENDS THAT LED ME TO JESUS.
  • 12:17 I AM TOTALLY AT HOME ON A SUNDAY MORNING CHURCH SERVICE
  • 12:20 WHERE PEOPLE LOVE JESUS AND WORSHIP AND HONOR HIM
  • 12:23 BUT I'M TOTALLY AT HOME IN A SEVENTH DAY SABBATH MESSIANIC JEWISH SERVICE
  • 12:27 WHERE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT YESHUA THE MESSIAH.
  • 12:29 WHEN I WAS SAVED NO ONE HEARD OF SUCH A THING.
  • 12:32 NOW IT'S BECOMING COMMON PLACE.
  • 12:34 IN FACT EVEN GENTILES ARE SAYING,
  • 12:36 "HEY, I WONDER WHAT ABOUT THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH?"
  • 12:38 WELL LISTEN THERE'S SO MUCH TO WONDER ABOUT.
  • 12:41 WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THIS SERIES
  • 12:43 AND WE'RE JUST BEGINNING HERE
  • 12:45 TO EXPLORE THE MIRACLE OF THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE.
  • 12:49 DR. BROWN HOW BOUT WE DO THIS AGAIN IN TWO WEEKS?
  • 12:52 YOU COME ON BACK.
  • 12:53 WE WANT TO HEAR MORE.
  • 12:55 WITH JOY
  • 12:56 SUCH A BLESSING... SUCH AN EXPERT...
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  • 14:31 "JESUS, THE JEW'S JEW".
  • 14:34 HOW'S THAT FOR A TITLE?
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  • 14:38 BUT WE'RE ALL ABOUT THAT
  • 14:40 AND IF YOU WANT TO HEAR IT...
  • 14:41 NOT JUST READ IT...
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  • 14:46 SPEAKING OF COMING UP...
  • 14:48 GOOD FRIEND OF MINE...
  • 14:49 RABBI MARTY WALDMAN IS HERE WITH US,
  • 14:52 ONE OF THE LEADERS IN THE MESSIANIC JEWISH REVIVAL.
  • 14:56 MARTY...GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 14:58 GOOD TO SEE YOU.
  • 14:59 THANK YOU JEFF.
  • 15:00 IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU.
  • 15:02 YOU WERE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION OF MESSIANIC JEWISH CONGREGATIONS WEREN'T YOU?
  • 15:06 I WAS FOR FOUR YEARS.
  • 15:08 AND WHEN PROMISE KEEPERS HAD A MILLION PEOPLE OUT THERE ON THE MALL AND MOSH OF WASHINGTON
  • 15:12 YOU WERE ONE THAT STOOD UP AND REPRESENTED US.
  • 15:14 I DID.
  • 15:16 AND YOU LEAD ONE OF THE LARGEST MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS IN THE WORLD TOO DON'T YOU?
  • 15:21 WELL...
  • 15:23 ONE OF...
  • 15:24 I'M NOT JUST BLOWING STARDUST IN YOUR FACE
  • 15:26 BUT I WANT OUR VIEWERS TO KNOW THAT WERE TALKING WITH SOMEONE SIGNIFICANT.
  • 15:28 YES IT'S LARGE.
  • 15:30 NOT TO BOAST
  • 15:31 BUT TO BOAST IN THE LORD.
  • 15:32 SO YOU REALLY ARE AN AUTHORITY OF THE MESSIANIC JEWISH REVIVAL.
  • 15:36 CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT IN A MOMENT?
  • 15:37 WHAT IS THIS THING ...JEWS FOR JESUS?
  • 15:39 WHAT'S THAT?
  • 15:41 A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO
  • 15:42 GOD BEGAN TO POUR OUT HIS HOLY SPIRIT UPON JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
  • 15:46 MANY OF WHOM SUPERNATURALLY BEGIN TO TURN THEIR HEARTS TO YESHUA
  • 15:51 AND REALIZED THAT HE IS OUR TRUE MESSIAH.
  • 15:53 AND SO AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME
  • 15:56 THERE WAS ENOUGH ACCUMULATION OF JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 15:58 WHO CAME TO FAITH IN YESHUA AND FOLLOWED HIM AS OUR MESSIAH
  • 16:02 THAT WE BEGAN TO FORM CONGREGATIONS.
  • 16:05 AND THOSE CONGREGATIONS NEEDED TO COME TOGETHER
  • 16:08 AND THERE WERE UNIONS FORMED
  • 16:10 AND ORGANIZATIONS FORMED TO HELP US HANG TOGETHER.
  • 16:12 NOW WE'RE GOING TO PUT UP A WEBSITE ADDRESS
  • 16:15 AS PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO VISIT MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS
  • 16:18 AND THEY CAN GO TO AND FIND THEM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 16:21 AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 16:22 HOW MANY JEWISH BELIEVERS IN YESHUA ARE THERE MARTY?
  • 16:24 IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU TALK TO.
  • 16:26 I JUST RECENTLY VISITED ONE WEBSITE
  • 16:28 THAT DECLARED THERE WERE 350,000 JEWISH PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS OR YESHUA.
  • 16:34 BUT THAT WAS AN ORTHODOX JEWISH WEBSITE.
  • 16:38 I WOULD SAY THAT BECAUSE THEY CONSIDER A JEWISH PERSON HAVING A JEWISH MOTHER
  • 16:43 AND NOT ONLY A JEWISH FATHER AND GENTILE MOTHER
  • 16:48 THAT THAT NUMBER MAY ACTUALLY BE DOUBLE,
  • 16:51 PERHAPS EVEN TRIPLE.
  • 16:53 THERE MAY BE EVEN A MILLION JEWISH PEOPLE TODAY
  • 16:55 WHO BELIEVE THAT YESHUA IS OUR MESSIAH...
  • 16:59 THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 17:00 AND RABBI WE WANT YOU TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT.
  • 17:03 RIGHT NOW JASON SOBEL, A YOUNG MESSIANIC LEADER,
  • 17:06 WILL SPEAK TO US ABOUT THE MIRACLE THAT IS THE MESSIANIC JEWISH REVIVAL.
  • 17:12 SHALOM.
  • 17:14 MY NAME IS RABBI JASON SOBEL
  • 17:16 AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE MESSIANIC JEWISH MOVEMENT
  • 17:20 AND WHAT GOD IS DOING.
  • 17:22 I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN A "MO'AD", AN APPOINTED TIME.
  • 17:26 YESHUA JESUS SAID,
  • 17:27 WHAT CAN A SCRIBE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE KINGDOM OF GOD BE COMPARED TO?
  • 17:32 LIKE A HOUSEHOLDER THAT BRINGS FORTH BOTH NEW AND OLD TREASURES.
  • 17:37 MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS THE COMING TOGETHER OF THE NEW AND THE OLD TREASURES.
  • 17:43 THE SCRIBE WHO HAD BEEN WELL VERSED AND TRAINED IN THE TORAH
  • 17:47 AND OF THE JEWISH ROOTS,
  • 17:48 THE TRADITIONS,
  • 17:49 THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH
  • 17:51 BUT A TRUE SCRIBE,
  • 17:53 A SCRIBE FOR THE MALKUTA SHMAYA,
  • 17:55 THE SCRIBE FOR THE KINGDOM,
  • 17:56 ALSO UNDERSTOOD THE PURPOSE AND POWER OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 18:02 AND UNDERSTOOD HOW THAT IS LIVED OUT AND DEMONSTRATED
  • 18:06 IN THE LIFE OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:10 THE MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS NEVER SETTLING FOR HALF AN INHERITANCE.
  • 18:15 WE NEED BOTH THE NEW AND THE OLD.
  • 18:18 WHEN THERE IS A FUSION BETWEEN OLD AND NEW,
  • 18:21 BETWEEN "RUACH" AND "EMET", SPIRIT AND TRUTH,
  • 18:25 WHEN THERE IS A COMING TOGETHER OF THE ROOTS AND SHOOTS
  • 18:29 THIS ACCELERATES AND ADVANCES THE MALKUTA SHMAYA,
  • 18:33 THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 18:36 THIS MEANS TORAH AND BESORAH,
  • 18:40 THE OLD AND THE NEW COVENANT COMING TOGETHER.
  • 18:42 THIS MEANS JEWS WHO FOLLOWED THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL IN COVENANTAL FAITHFULNESS.
  • 18:48 AND THEIR FAITH IN YESHUA MAKES THEM BETTER JEWS
  • 18:52 AND IS A TESTIMONY TO BOTH JEW AND GENTILE OF THE REALITY OF THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:58 IT'S OPERATING LIVING TORAH IN THE SPIRIT AND THE POWER OF GOD.
  • 19:04 IT IS NOT FREEDOM FROM TORAH BUT ITS FREEDOM IN THE TORAH,
  • 19:09 AN EMPOWERMENT BY GOD TO LIVE OUT EVERYTHING THAT HE HAS BLESSED OUR FOREFATHERS AND OUR FOREMOTHERS WITH.
  • 19:16 IT'S A COMING TOGETHER OF JEW AND GENTILE, WHEN THE ROOTS AND THE SHOOTS CONNECT,
  • 19:21 THIS IS ZECHARIAH, CHAPTER 14...
  • 19:24 JEW AND GENTILE GOING UP TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP.
  • 19:28 JEWS AND GENTILES IN MUTUAL LOVE, IN MUTUAL BLESSING...
  • 19:32 ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER...
  • 19:34 GENTILES WANTING TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN ABOUT THE ROOTS OF THEIR FAITH...
  • 19:38 ITS JEWS WANTING TO COME BACK TO THE HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS OF THEIR FATHER
  • 19:43 BEING RENEWED IN FAITH THROUGH YESHUA, THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:48 AS THESE THINGS ADVANCE FORWARD AND JEW AND GENTILE COME TOGETHER
  • 19:53 AND LEARN AND BLESS ONE ANOTHER
  • 19:55 AND THIS FUSION OCCURS
  • 19:57 WE WILL LITERALLY SEE LIFE FROM THE DEAD IN ALL THE WORLD.
  • 20:01 THANK YOU.
  • 20:03 ...HALLELUJAH♪
  • 20:04 ♪WE WORSHIP YOU♪
  • 20:07 ♪FOR WHO YOU ARE♪
  • 20:12 ♪YOU ARE GOD♪
  • 20:15 ♪YES YOU ARE... YES YOU ARE...
  • 20:19 WELL THERE'S RABBI JASON.
  • 20:20 AND YOU'VE HEARD FROM RABBI WALDMAN
  • 20:22 AND YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM RABBI WALDMAN AGAIN.
  • 20:25 IN THIS SERIES I WANT TO GIVE YOU A WINDOW INTO THE MESSIANIC REVIVAL.
  • 20:30 NOW LET'S CONSIDER THE REVIVAL THAT IS ISRAEL...WHAT A STORY!
  • 20:35 GO WITH ME THERE.
  • 20:37 MY SUGGESTION...
  • 20:38 COME TO ISRAEL, YOU'LL ENJOY IT.
  • 20:40 THIS NINE - TEN DAY TRIP HAS TOTALLY REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY I LOOK AT...
  • 20:46 THE PROFOUND MEANING AND THE HISTORY BEHIND EVERYTHING AND...
  • 20:49 WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF GREAT THINGS...
  • 20:51 WE'VE LEARNED SO MUCH...
  • 20:53 WHAT CAN BE MORE SPECIAL THAN COMING TO GOD'S LAND WITH GOD'S PEOPLE?
  • 20:56 IF YOU WANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ISRAEL AND GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE I INVITE YOU TO COME...
  • 21:02 YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • 21:04 JOIN US IN ISRAEL FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 21:08 BY ALL MEANS...
  • 21:10 VISIT ISRAEL
  • 21:11 AND VISIT ISRAEL WITH US.
  • 21:14 IF YOU CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 21:17 YOU CAN GET THE BALL ROLLING
  • 21:19 AND YOU WILL THEN SPEAK TO TRACIE.
  • 21:21 GOOD TO SEE YOU TRACIE.
  • 21:22 GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.
  • 21:23 WHAT'S INVOLVED IN GOING TO ISRAEL
  • 21:25 FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED?
  • 21:26 PEOPLE CALL...
  • 21:28 THEY TALK TO ME
  • 21:29 AND WE HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT TRIPS THAT WE OFFER.
  • 21:31 WE OFFER AN ISRAEL TRIP TEN DAY,
  • 21:33 THEY CAN ADD ATHENS,
  • 21:34 THEY CAN ADD PETRA
  • 21:36 AND RIGHT NOW I AM BOOKING OUR LARGEST TOUR IN THE COMPANY'S 28 YEAR HISTORY.
  • 21:40 I'M GLAD TO SEE IT COMING ALIVE
  • 21:42 BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 21:44 AND THEY'RE THINKING "LET'S JUST DO IT NOW"
  • 21:46 IT'S A GREAT TIME TO GO...YES?
  • 21:47 IT IS TOTALLY COMING ALIVE DR. SEIF...
  • 21:49 PEOPLE ARE ON FIRE MORE THAN EVER FOR GOD
  • 21:52 AND WHEN YOU GO TO ISRAEL
  • 21:53 YOU ARE GOING TO DEVELOP AN INTIMACY WITH GOD LIKE YOU NEVER FELT BEFORE
  • 21:57 BECAUSE YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE WHERE JESUS WALKED
  • 21:59 AND YOUR GOING TO EXPERIENCE HIS PRESENCE IN A NEW AND MIGHTY WAY.
  • 22:03 THAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE THERE YES? >>IT WAS...
  • 22:05 THAT WAS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WHICH REALLY SURPRISED ME
  • 22:07 BECAUSE I'VE WORKED IN MINISTRY MY WHOLE LIFE, GONE TO SEMINARY...
  • 22:09 BUT THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE INTIMACY
  • 22:11 THAT COMES FROM ACTUALLY BEING IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 22:13 THERE'S NOTHING LIKE WALKING IN THE LAND.
  • 22:16 ABSOLUTELY
  • 22:17 BY ALL MEANS COME FRIENDS.
  • 22:19 AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ZOLA LEVITT INTERVIEW A BELIEVER IN THE LAND.
  • 22:23 OH THERE'S A REVIVAL OF JESUS PEOPLE COMING TO FAITH
  • 22:27 AND THERE ARE VARIOUS COMMUNITIES THAT ARE EMERGENT IN THE WORLD...
  • 22:30 IN AMERICA...
  • 22:32 IN EUROPE...
  • 22:33 OFF WE GO NOW TO HEAR FROM ZOLA LEVITT IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:38 I'VE BEEN COMING HERE CLOSE TO 20 YEARS.
  • 22:41 THE MESSIANIC BELIEVING
  • 22:43 COMMUNITY HAS GROWN
  • 22:45 BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS
  • 22:46 IT SEEMS TO ME.
  • 22:47 IT CERTAINLY HAS.
  • 22:48 WHEN WE CAME HERE TO THE CITY OF NETANYA
  • 22:50 WE WERE SURE THAT WE WERE THE ONLY BELIEVERS IN THE CITY
  • 22:53 AND IT WAS MANY MONTHS BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THAT THERE WERE TWO OR THREE MORE.
  • 22:58 BUT FROM THAT TIME 17 YEARS AGO TO THIS
  • 23:00 THE ACTUAL CONGREGATION HAS GROWN FROM TWO OR THREE TO ABOUT FORTY.
  • 23:06 AND IT'S THE SAME SITUATION ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 23:08 AND IN FACT MAYBE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO YOU COULD FIND A HANDFUL OF CONGREGATIONS IN THE COUNTRY...
  • 23:15 FIVE...SIX...SEVEN.
  • 23:17 NOW THERE'S SOME THIRTY...
  • 23:19 ALL OVER THE COUNTRY...
  • 23:20 GROUPS OF MESSIANIC JEWS MEETING.
  • 23:23 IT WAS ABOUT THAT PERIOD IN TIME
  • 23:25 WHEN I WROTE MY BOOK
  • 23:26 "THE UNDERGROUND CHURCH OF JERUSALEM"
  • 23:27 AND IT REALLY WAS UNDERGROUND.
  • 23:29 YOU HAD TO KNOW PEOPLE TO FIND...
  • 23:32 IT WAS A DR. ZHIVAGO SITUATION...
  • 23:34 WHISPER OVER THE FENCE.
  • 23:36 AND NOW SERVICES ARE ANNOUNCED AREN'T THEY?
  • 23:40 MANY TIMES WE FIND
  • 23:41 OUR DETRACTORS
  • 23:43 ANNOUNCING OUR SERVICES
  • 23:44 FAR MORE THAN WE ARE ABLE TO.
  • 23:46 VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO GO INTO THE NETANYA LOCAL NEWSPAPER
  • 23:49 AND SAY "THIS IS THE MESSIANIC CONGREGATION SERVICES"
  • 23:52 BUT THOSE WHO ARE OUR...
  • 23:55 WHO ARE THE KIND OF RADICAL FRINGE AGAINST US
  • 23:59 USUALLY MAKE THOSE KINDS OF NOISES
  • 24:02 AND EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE WE ARE
  • 24:03 AND WHO WE ARE
  • 24:04 AND WHAT TIME WE MEET
  • 24:05 AND WHAT WE DO WITHIN CERTAIN BOUNDS AND LIMITS.
  • 24:10 WELL THAT'S RABBI LODEN IN ISRAEL
  • 24:13 AND ONCE AGAIN RABBI WALDMAN IN THE STATES.
  • 24:16 GOOD TO SEE YOU MARTY.
  • 24:18 GOOD TO SEE YOU JEFF THANKS.
  • 24:19 NOW YEARS AGO WHEN ZOLA FILMED THAT
  • 24:21 THERE WERE THIRTY SOME MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS IN ISRAEL.
  • 24:23 HOW MANY ARE THERE NOW?
  • 24:24 JEFF IT HAS EXPLODED...
  • 24:25 THE MESSIANIC MIRACLE CONTAINS THE FACT THAT
  • 24:29 THERE ARE NOW APPROXIMATELY
  • 24:30 130 MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS IN ISRAEL.
  • 24:33 THAT'S SOMETHING!
  • 24:35 THAT IS A MIRACLE.
  • 24:36 SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT'S PATHETIC...
  • 24:39 THOSE THAT DON'T LIKE JEWISH BELIEVERS IN YESHUA...
  • 24:41 BUT SOME THINK IT'S PROPHETIC.
  • 24:43 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?
  • 24:44 IT IS PROPHETIC JEFF
  • 24:45 BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 2,000 YEARS
  • 24:48 SINCE WE'VE SEEN ANY JEWISH PRESENCE AT ALL IN ISRAEL OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 24:52 AND IN 1948, AS WE KNOW,
  • 24:54 THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS BORN...
  • 24:56 IN 1967 JERUSALEM BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 25:01 AGAIN OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL...
  • 25:03 THAT HASN'T HAPPENED IN ALMOST 2,000 YEARS
  • 25:05 AND YESHUA SAID IN LUKE, CHAPTER 21,
  • 25:08 WHEN YOU SEE THAT HAPPEN
  • 25:09 THEN YOU KNOW IT'S NEAR THE END.
  • 25:12 AND SO THE GREAT SECRET AND THE GREAT MIRACLE
  • 25:14 I THINK THAT'S TAKING PLACE TODAY WHICH IS RELATIVELY UNKNOWN
  • 25:18 IS THE RETURN OF THE MESSIANIC JEWS...
  • 25:21 THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO ARE FOLLOWING YESHUA AS OUR MESSIAH.
  • 25:24 AND SO NOW WE SEE FROM 1991
  • 25:27 APPROXIMATELY 30 CONGREGATIONS GROWN TO TODAY 2010, TO AT LEASE 130.
  • 25:35 AND THERE ARE ESTIMATES OF MORE THAN THAT ACTUALLY.
  • 25:39 AND IT IS SOMETHING TO BEHOLD AND TO BE PART OF IT.
  • 25:44 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE STORY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME WEBSITES UP...
  • 25:48 YOU WANT TO CLICK ON THEM AND FIND OUT ABOUT A MESSIANIC CONGREGATION NEAR YOU.
  • 25:54 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE LOCAL EXPRESSION OF FAITH IN YESHUA WITH THE JEWISH PERSPECTIVE?
  • 25:58 THE LOCAL EXPRESSION IN THE UNITED STATES?...
  • 26:00 OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD?
  • 26:02 YEAH...
  • 26:03 THE LOCAL EXPRESSION OF YESHUA IS A NEW PHENOMENON.
  • 26:06 AND SO IN SOME WAYS WE'RE FINDING OUR WAY
  • 26:08 BUT IN MANY ASPECTS WE ARE ACTUALLY REJECTED BY THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.
  • 26:14 IN SOME CIRCLES WE ARE REJECTED BY THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY...
  • 26:17 AN UNKNOWN ENTITY
  • 26:19 AND SOME PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF US
  • 26:21 BUT IT'S A MIRACLE.
  • 26:23 THE LORD PROVIDED SOMETHING FOR US THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN SO MANY CENTURIES
  • 26:28 AND NOW HERE WE ARE...
  • 26:29 WE'RE BACK.
  • 26:30 YES AND WHAT IS UNKNOWN WE WANT TO MAKE KNOWN.
  • 26:34 STAY TUNED WILL HAVE MORE PROGRAMS TO COME ON THE MESSIANIC REVIVAL.
  • 26:39 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:40 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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