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Episode: “The ‘Missing Link’ in World Mission and Blessing” with Dr. Erez Soref
This program looks at evangelism and the mandate to reach out to Jewish people—something not stressed in mainline missions endeavors today. This program revolves around Genesis 12, and focuses on the blessings that accrue to individuals who support the work of God amongst Jews today.
Series: “The Messianic Miracle”

Caption transcript for The Messianic Miracle: “The ‘Missing Link’ in World Mission and Blessing” with Dr. Erez Soref (4/4)

  • 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?
  • 00:17 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.
  • 00:31 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 00:32 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN
  • 00:34 TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:36 A FASCINATING SERIES,
  • 00:39 THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE ON THE MENU.
  • 00:40 WE'RE GIVING A WRAP TO IT NOW
  • 00:42 AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MODERN MESSIANIC REVIVAL.
  • 00:46 I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AT ONE OF THE BIGGER, BETTER KNOWN CONGREGATIONS IN THE MOVEMENT,
  • 00:51 BARUCH HASHEM CONGREGATION IN NORTH DALLAS.
  • 00:55 OFF WE GO THERE NOW AND THEN I'LL COME BACK IN THE STUDIO
  • 00:58 AND INTRODUCE YOU TO A NUMBER OF FRIENDS.
  • 01:08 WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
  • 01:14 THAT YOU'RE SO SPECIAL?
  • 01:18 OR...
  • 01:19 WHAT MAKES US THINK THAT WE'RE SO SPECIAL?
  • 01:26 THE WORD "SPECIAL"
  • 01:29 AND THE WORD "SPECIES"
  • 01:33 ARE CUT FROM THE VERY SAME LATIN CLOTH.
  • 01:39 THE WORD MEANS A PARTICULAR KIND,
  • 01:43 A PARTICULAR SPECIES.
  • 01:45 IT DOESN'T SPEAK OF BEING BETTER THAN SOMETHING OR SOMEONE.
  • 01:52 THE WORD "SPECIAL" HARKS TO A PECULIAR AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC,
  • 01:57 SOMETHING THAT MAKES SOMETHING SPECIAL,
  • 01:59 NOT BETTER THAN,
  • 02:00 BUT DISTINGUISHED FROM.
  • 02:02 AND THE WORD "SPECIAL" CONNOTES SOMEONE OR SOMETHING DESIGNATED TO A PARTICULAR TASK
  • 02:09 AND THUS "SPECIAL" BY VIRTUE OF THE ASSIGNMENT.
  • 02:14 THERE ARE CERTAIN SPECIES THAT ACCOMPLISH CERTAIN THINGS IN ECHO SYSTEMS.
  • 02:18 THEY ARE SPECIES THAT ARE SPECIAL ...
  • 02:20 A LITTLE PLAY ON WORDS THERE...
  • 02:22 AGAIN THEY'RE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH.
  • 02:24 WELL WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT YOU'RE SO SPECIAL?
  • 02:30 WHAT STRIKES ME AS "SPECIAL" PERSONALLY IS THE BURDEN THAT GOD HAS PLACED
  • 02:38 UPON THE HEARTS OF VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS TO PARTICIPATE
  • 02:45 IN THE MODERN DAY MIRACLE OF PIONEERING THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD
  • 02:55 OF A DECIDEDLY JEWISH-FRIENDLY, NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 03:02 JEWISH-RELATED TESTIMONY AND COMMUNITY.
  • 03:08 THAT MAKES US "SPECIAL"...
  • 03:11 NOT BETTER THAN OTHERS NECESSARILY,
  • 03:14 THOUGH I THINK ITS ALL PRETTY COOL,
  • 03:16 THOSE OF US THAT PARTICIPATE IN THIS.
  • 03:18 BUT "SPECIAL" IN THE SENSE OF A PARTICULAR SPECIES CALLED TO DO A CERTAIN THING
  • 03:23 TO ATTEND TO A PARTICULAR KIND OF BUSINESS.
  • 03:27 PERSONALLY I THINK THAT THIS IS SPECIAL
  • 03:34 AND I KNOW THAT YOU WHO ARE LISTENING TO ME BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE CASE AS WELL.
  • 03:41 AIN'T THAT THE GOD'S HONEST TRUTH?
  • 03:44 I BELIEVE WE'RE LIVING IN A TIME, BY THE WAY,
  • 03:47 WHEN GOD IS DRAWING INDIVIDUALS TO THE WHOLE MESSIANIC WORLD.
  • 03:56 IT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
  • 03:58 BUT THE WORD "CALLING" ITSELF AS IN...
  • 04:01 "WELL, I FEEL CALLED BROTHER"
  • 04:03 THE WORD "CALLING" COMES FROM THE LATIN "VOCATIO"
  • 04:07 AND IT'S WHERE YOU GET THE WORD "VOICE".
  • 04:11 "VOICE"...
  • 04:14 WHEN INDIVIDUALS LOOK WITHIN THERE'S A SENSE IN WHICH THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT FEEL A PARTICULAR BECKONING.
  • 04:21 WITHIN THE BREAST THERE'S SOMETHING THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S PULSATING,
  • 04:24 THAT'S MOVING PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT WAYS, DIFFERENT DAYS
  • 04:28 TO COME IN ALIGNMENT WITH A SENSE OF WANTING TO PARTICIPATE IN TELLING THIS PARTICULAR STORY
  • 04:36 AND ATTENDING TO THIS PARTICULAR KIND OF BUSINESS.
  • 04:40 SO...WHAT HAVE WE HERE?
  • 04:50 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
  • 04:52 WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
  • 04:54 WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?
  • 04:57 WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL?
  • 05:04 IN MY OWN WAY
  • 05:06 I ENDEAVOR TO UNPACK
  • 05:07 SOME OF THAT.
  • 05:10 BUT TO BRING CLOSURE TO IT,
  • 05:13 THE WAY ILOOK AT IT, SIMPLY PUT...
  • 05:15 IS AFTER 2,000 YEARS
  • 05:18 ITS DESCRIBED BY THESE TWO WORDS...
  • 05:22 "WE'RE BACK!".
  • 05:25 (PEOPLE CHEERING, CLAPPING)
  • 05:33 DIFFICULTIES NOTWITHSTANDING,
  • 05:36 COME HELL OR HIGH WATER,
  • 05:38 WE'RE NOT RETREATING,
  • 05:39 WE'RE NOT GOING BACKWARD,
  • 05:40 WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY.
  • 05:43 GOD IS DOING GREAT THINGS IN OUR DAY.
  • 05:49 AND I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 05:50 FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS PARTICULAR MIRACLE.
  • 05:57 PARTICIPATING IN BARUCH HASHEM IS ONE OF THE JOYS OF MY LIFE, PERSONALLY.
  • 06:01 I GO THERE WHENEVER I CAN...
  • 06:03 WHETHER I'M SPEAKING OR NOT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.
  • 06:05 I LOVE SITTING UNDER THE RABBI TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
  • 06:08 I'M SO THRILLED THAT THE LORD IS RAISING UP LEADERS
  • 06:10 AND DR. EREZ SOREF IS VESTED WITH RESPONSIBILITY TO FACILITATE THAT IN ISRAEL.
  • 06:15 NOW WE'RE GOING TO HEAR AN INTERVIEW I CONDUCTED WITH DR. SOREF
  • 06:18 WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE "ISRAEL COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE".
  • 06:23 DR. SOREF IT IS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN.
  • 06:26 MY PLEASURE
  • 06:27 NOW WE CALL YOU DOCTOR
  • 06:28 BECAUSE AFTER YOU CAME TO FAITH
  • 06:30 YOU WENT TO WHEATON WHERE YOU TOOK A PHD, COUNSELING,
  • 06:34 SO YOU ARE ALL ABOUT PENETRATING INTO THE HUMAN CONDITION
  • 06:37 AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
  • 06:39 HELP ME UNDERSTAND.
  • 06:41 WE'RE LOOKING AT THE UNIQUENESS OF THE MESSIANIC JEWISH MOVEMENT.
  • 06:44 IS THERE SOMETHING INSIDE THE HUMAN BREAST WHERE PEOPLE JUST WANT TO BE UNIQUE...PERIOD?
  • 06:49 DEFINITELY...
  • 06:50 I THINK AS HUMANS,
  • 06:51 AT THE HEART OF
  • 06:53 HUMAN EXPERIENCE
  • 06:54 WE ALL WANT TO BE SPECIAL.
  • 06:56 REALLY WHAT IT MEANS IS
  • 06:57 WE ARE SEEKING
  • 07:00 FOR SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 07:02 AS MANY HAVE SAID CENTURIES BEFORE,
  • 07:05 THERE'S A HOLE IN THE HUMAN HEART JUST THE SIZE OF GOD
  • 07:09 AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT...PEOPLE TRY TO FILL IT WITH MEANING IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS.
  • 07:14 I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT THE PROPER WAY OF FILLING THAT HOLE
  • 07:18 IS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
  • 07:22 GOT IT
  • 07:23 THERE USED TO BE A BUTTON THAT PEOPLE WOULD WEAR...
  • 07:25 "I FOUND IT!"
  • 07:26 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE'S SOMETHING PARTICULARLY UNIQUE
  • 07:29 ABOUT THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE
  • 07:32 THAT THOSE OF US THAT PARTICIPATE HAVE STUMBLED INTO SOMETHING
  • 07:36 THAT REALLY STANDS HEAD AND SHOULDERS WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN FOLD...
  • 07:42 I MEAN THERE'S JUST SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
  • 07:44 CHRISTIANS LOOK AT THIS...
  • 07:45 JEWS LOOK AT THIS...
  • 07:46 ITS UNIQUE.
  • 07:47 DEFINITELY...
  • 07:48 AS A MESSIANIC JEWISH PERSON...
  • 07:50 I THINK EVERYWHERE...
  • 07:51 BUT ALSO MAYBE ESPECIALLY IN ISRAEL...
  • 07:53 AS A JEWISH PERSON YOU GROW UP AND ITS NOT A BIG DEAL
  • 07:58 IN THE SENSE THAT EVERYBODY'S JEWISH IN ISRAEL.
  • 08:01 SO YOU DON'T FEEL DIFFERENT THIS WAY.
  • 08:03 BUT WHEN YOU BECOME A FOLLOWER OF YESHUA
  • 08:06 THE GENERAL JEWISH PUBLIC WILL QUESTION YOUR JEWISHNESS,
  • 08:12 WHEREAS MANY CHRISTIANS WILL FAIL TO UNDERSTAND
  • 08:15 THAT YOU ARE STILL JEWISH AS A FOLLOWER OF MESSIAH.
  • 08:18 AND IN A WAY THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE FROM A PSYCHOLOGICAL STANDPOINT
  • 08:23 IS KIND OF ON THE FRINGE OF BOTH WORLDS
  • 08:26 OF THE JEWISH WORLD AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
  • 08:29 AND YET FOR US IT'S THE MOST NATURAL THING IN THE WORLD.
  • 08:33 I WAS BORN JEWISH NOT BECAUSE I CHOSE IT OR I WAS BETTER OR WORSE THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 08:40 THAT IS MY HERITAGE.
  • 08:42 IN A SENSE THAT IS MY CALLING FROM GOD.
  • 08:45 AND BECOMING A FOLLOWER OF MESSIAH IS...
  • 08:48 AGAIN I SAY GOD HAS OPENED MY EYES AND MY HEART TO SEE THAT.
  • 08:53 AND I DON'T SEE ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO
  • 08:55 THOUGH THERE WOULD BE PEOPLE OUTSIDE WHO WOULD.
  • 08:57 OH CERTAINLY
  • 08:59 IT CAN BE SAID THAT MESSIANIC JEWS WANT TO HAVE CITIZENSHIP IN TWO WORLDS...
  • 09:04 JEWISH WORLD AND THE JESUS WORLD.
  • 09:06 AND BECAUSE WE WANT CITIZENSHIP IN BOTH,
  • 09:08 MANY OF US HAVE TROUBLE FINDING REAL CITIZENSHIP IN EITHER
  • 09:12 BECAUSE IT'S SO CONFLICTIVE.
  • 09:14 HOW ARE JEWISH BELIEVERS BEARING UP WITH THE TENSIONS IN ISRAEL?
  • 09:17 AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JEWISH BELIEVERS IN YESHUA ON THE WHOLE.
  • 09:23 ANY WORDS TO THE WISE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE
  • 09:25 ABOUT HOW TO DEAL IN A WORLD WHERE WE'RE NOT ALWAYS LOVED?
  • 09:29 WELL THAT'S AGAIN... A WIDER QUESTION...
  • 09:33 BUT I HOPE THAT OUR ANSWER IS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO PLEASE GOD.
  • 09:38 AND THAT WOULD AS JEWISH FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA...
  • 09:42 THAT WILL COME ON ACCOUNT OF PLEASING MEN AND WOMEN AROUND US...PLEASING SOCIETY.
  • 09:47 AND THIS IS SOMETHING I HOPE IS A SIGN OF MATURITY...
  • 09:50 SPIRITUAL MATURITY,
  • 09:51 TO SOME DEGREE PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY THAT WE CAN LIVE WITH
  • 09:54 CAUSE WE WILL NOT SATISFY SOCIETY AROUND US.
  • 09:57 HOPEFULLY WE'LL SATISFY THE MESSIAH AFTER WHOM WE FOLLOW.
  • 10:00 OKAY SO CERTAINLY A JEWISH BELIEVER IN YESHUA AND JESUS IS UNIQUE.
  • 10:04 THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE HUMAN CONDITION
  • 10:06 WHERE WE WANT TO BE UNIQUE.
  • 10:08 THERE'S CERTAIN TENSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.
  • 10:10 DIFFICULTIES ASIDE, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MESSIANIC UNIQUENESS?
  • 10:15 IN WHAT WAYS ARE WE DISTINCT?
  • 10:17 NOT BETTER THAN OTHERS BUT JUST DIFFERENT.
  • 10:19 FIRST OF ALL THE MESSIANIC JEWISH COMMUNITY, BOTH IN ISRAEL AND OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL, IS RELATIVELY SMALL.
  • 10:26 THAT ALLOWS US FOR...
  • 10:29 MANY TIMES MORE INTIMATE,
  • 10:31 PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
  • 10:32 WITH ONE ANOTHER
  • 10:34 THAN A LOT OF OTHERS.
  • 10:36 THE DEFINITE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THAT WE HAVE IN MESSIAH ALSO...
  • 10:41 AGAIN, STRENGTHENS OUR COMMUNITY IN THE SUPERNATURAL WAY.
  • 10:45 AND THAT DOES BRING...
  • 10:47 MANY TIMES YOU SEE MESSIANIC COMMUNITIES THAT ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER,
  • 10:53 VERY LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER...
  • 10:54 REALLY STANDS OUT TO PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE ALSO AS THEY LOOK.
  • 10:58 SO IN WAYS WE ARE A PERSECUTED MINORITY,
  • 11:00 A LITTLE OVERSTATED PERHAPS,
  • 11:02 BUT THEN IT FACILITATES THE FORGING OF BONDS AMONGST PARTICIPANTS. >>EXACTLY
  • 11:06 SO THERE'S A UNIQUE BOND,
  • 11:07 THERE'S A UNIQUE TESTIMONY,
  • 11:09 THERE'S SOME UNIQUE CHALLENGES
  • 11:11 AND THOSE ARE WAYS THAT WE'RE SPECIAL ...WE'RE DISTINCT. >>EXACTLY
  • 11:13 ON THE POSITIVE SIDE... NOT RELATED TO PROBLEMS
  • 11:17 BUT IN TERMS OF POSSIBILITIES
  • 11:19 DO YOU FIND CERTAIN UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE JUST POSITIVE, NOT NEGATIVE?
  • 11:24 DEFINITELY...
  • 11:25 AGAIN I CAN SAY FOR THE AVERAGE ISRAELI THESE DAYS...
  • 11:30 THE AVERAGE ISRAELI THESE DAYS HAS MORE TIME AND MORE MONEY IN HIS HANDS THAN EVER BEFORE...
  • 11:35 BUT LESS IDEOLOGY THAN EVER BEFORE.
  • 11:39 AND IN A SENSE IT LEAVES...
  • 11:41 CREATES A REAL VACUUM AMONG ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.
  • 11:46 AND PEOPLE ARE TRULY SEEKING FOR MEANING
  • 11:49 AND PERSONALLY I BELIEVE THAT IS MECHANISM THAT GOD HAS ORDAINED IN PLACE
  • 11:55 TO HELP US AS JEWISH PEOPLE FINDING THE TRUE MEANING IN THE MESSIAH AND FOLLOW HIM.
  • 12:01 AND HE'S PUT YOU IN A PLACE AS THE DIRECTOR OF "ISRAEL COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE".
  • 12:07 FRIENDS YOU CAN LOOK ON THE SCREEN.
  • 12:09 WE'RE GOING TO GET THAT WEBSITE UP.
  • 12:11 IF YOU'RE INTERESTED TO DISCOVER
  • 12:12 WHAT THEY'RE ALL ABOUT
  • 12:13 GO AHEAD DO SO.
  • 12:15 TRAINING UP WOMEN AND MEN
  • 12:16 TO SHINE THIS TORCH
  • 12:17 IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 12:18 DR. SOREF THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 12:20 IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN. >>THANKS
  • 12:57 IT TOUCHES MY HEART
  • 12:58 AND I TRUST IT TOUCHES YOURS.
  • 13:02 IF THE WHOLE BUSINESS OF JESUS AND JEWS KIND OF RESONATES WITH YOU,
  • 13:06 WHY NOT PICK UP A PHONE AND RING US?
  • 13:10 CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 13:11 WE'D BE THRILLED TO SEND YOU
  • 13:13 A FREE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
  • 13:15 TO GIVE YOU ALL KINDS OF PERSPECTIVE RELATED TO ISRAEL,
  • 13:19 THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE FAITH,
  • 13:20 BIBLE PROPHECY AND MORE.
  • 13:23 A SPECIAL OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM
  • 13:25 COMING UP LATER
  • 13:27 IS A BOOK WRITTEN BY THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT WITH DR. TOM MCCALL,
  • 13:30 "THE BIBLE JESUS READ".
  • 13:32 IT'S A LOOK AT THE BOOK
  • 13:34 FROM JEWISH EYES
  • 13:35 AND I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT.
  • 13:36 AND WE LOOK AT THE BOOK
  • 13:38 AND LOOK AT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
  • 13:39 WITH RABBI MARTY WALDMAN.
  • 13:40 GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.
  • 13:42 THANK YOU JEFF
  • 13:43 WE ARE ALL ABOUT TRYING TO RE-DISCOVER YESHUA JESUS
  • 13:48 IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS OWN DAY AND TIME.
  • 13:50 I THINK THAT IS A MARVELOUS FIELD OF INQUIRY DON'T YOU?
  • 13:55 YES...ABSOLUTELY.
  • 13:56 AND ONE OF THE MARVELS OF THE RESTORATION
  • 13:59 OF THE MODERN MESSIANIC MOVEMENT TODAY
  • 14:03 IS THE DESIRE THAT WE HAVE TO RESTORE YESHUA OR JESUS' ORIGINAL JEWISH IDENTITY.
  • 14:10 THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH MISSING FROM THE BODY OF MESSIAH
  • 14:14 AND FROM THE CHURCH
  • 14:15 AND FROM THEOLOGY,
  • 14:16 FROM THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE,
  • 14:18 BECAUSE WE HAVE LOST THE JEWISH IDENTITY OF JESUS
  • 14:21 AND THE IDENTITY OF HIS FIRST FOLLOWERS.
  • 14:24 WHO WERE ALL JEWISH.
  • 14:25 THAT IS SO TRUE
  • 14:27 AND WE'RE ALL ABOUT WANTING TO RESTORE THAT...YES?
  • 14:30 YES...ABSOLUTELY.
  • 14:32 AND WHEN WE TEACH THE SCRIPTURES,
  • 14:34 WE TEACH FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE,
  • 14:36 BOTH THE "TANAKH"... THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 14:40 WE WHO ARE JEWISH BELIEVERS,
  • 14:43 BOTH OF US,
  • 14:44 YOU AND I,
  • 14:46 AND ALL THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER JEWISH BELIEVERS WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY,
  • 14:50 WE LOVE TO TEACH THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE OLD TOGETHER
  • 14:53 ALL FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE
  • 14:55 SO THAT PEOPLE CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THE TRUE NATURE OF SCRIPTURE.
  • 14:59 YES...I THINK THIS IS THE CUTTING EDGE OF THEOLOGY TODAY
  • 15:03 AND I KNOW THAT OUR VIEWERS THINK MUCH THE SAME,
  • 15:06 THAT A LOT OF THE MAIN LINE DOCTRINES HAVE PLAYED THEMSELVES OUT
  • 15:11 AND THERE'S A SENSE IN WHICH, LOOKING AT THE JESUS STORY WITH JEWISH EYES
  • 15:15 GIVE PERSPECTIVE THAT'S BEEN LONG LOST AND IS NECESSARY TODAY.
  • 15:19 ABSOLUTELY JEFF.
  • 15:21 YOU KNOW THE LAST WORDS...
  • 15:22 LAST PUBLIC WORDS OF YESHUA...
  • 15:24 IN JERUSALEM HE SAID,
  • 15:26 "YOU WILL NOT SEE ME AGAIN UNTIL YOU SAY,
  • 15:30 "BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI",
  • 15:32 "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD",
  • 15:35 SPEAKING ABOUT HIMSELF.
  • 15:36 AND WE ARE GETTING NEARER AND NEARER TO THAT MOMENT IN HISTORY
  • 15:39 WHEN MORE AND MORE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE SAYING,
  • 15:42 "BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI",
  • 15:44 "COME ADONAI YESHUA",
  • 15:46 "COME LORD JESUS".
  • 15:47 AMEN TO THAT.
  • 15:48 AND AS EVIDENCE THEREOF, THERE ARE CONGREGATIONS,
  • 15:51 THERE'S TELEVISION MINISTRIES,
  • 15:52 WE'RE GOING TO GO NOW TO RABBI BARRY RUBIN
  • 15:55 AND LEARN ABOUT MESSIANIC JEWISH PUBLISHING.
  • 16:00 SHALOM
  • 16:01 I'M RABBI BARRY RUBIN,
  • 16:03 THE PRESIDENT OF
  • 16:04 "MESSIANIC JEWISH PUBLISHERS".
  • 16:06 WE'RE THE LARGEST
  • 16:07 MESSIANIC-JEWISH
  • 16:08 PUBLISHING HOUSE IN THE WORLD.
  • 16:10 WE PUBLISH BOOKS AND BIBLES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO BLESS CHRISTIANS
  • 16:14 WITH A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
  • 16:17 AND TO HELP JEWISH PEOPLE COME TO MEET THE MESSIAH
  • 16:21 WHOSE NAME IS "YESHUA" IN HEBREW, AS YOU KNOW "JESUS" IN GREEK.
  • 16:26 OUR FIRST PUBLICATION WAS DONE BY DR. HENRY EINSPRUCH
  • 16:30 IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 1900'S
  • 16:32 HE TRANSLATED THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW INTO YIDDISH
  • 16:36 SO THAT THE MANY JEWS
  • 16:38 WHO ARE COMING FROM GERMANY TO ESCAPE HITLER
  • 16:40 COULD READ THE GOSPEL
  • 16:42 IN THEIR OWN NATIVE LANGUAGE.
  • 16:44 AND SINCE THAT TIME WE'VE PUBLISHED ABOUT 60 OR 70 OTHER BOOKS INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY,
  • 16:50 "THE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE".
  • 16:52 NOW THIS BIBLE IS DESIGNED
  • 16:54 TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE
  • 16:56 JEWISHNESS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 16:58 AND THE ENTIRE SCRIPTURE.
  • 17:00 THE WORDS IN THE BIBLE
  • 17:02 ARE TAKEN FROM GREEK
  • 17:03 AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
  • 17:05 THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S JEWS.
  • 17:08 FOR EXAMPLE...MATTHEW
  • 17:10 IS NOT MATTHEW IN THIS,
  • 17:11 ITS "MATITYAHU"
  • 17:13 WHICH WAS REALLY
  • 17:14 MATTHEW'S HEBREW NAME,
  • 17:16 THAT'S WHAT HE WAS CALLED,
  • 17:17 NOBODY KNEW HIM AS MATTHEW,
  • 17:19 THAT WAS A LATER DERIVATION OF HIS NAME...
  • 17:21 SAME WITH "YOCHANAN" OR JOHN.
  • 17:23 SO THE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE AND THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT WHICH IS PART OF IT
  • 17:27 HELPS TO RESTORE THE ORIGINAL AND ESSENTIAL JEWISHNESS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 17:32 WE PUBLISHED OTHER BOOKS,
  • 17:34 FOR EXAMPLE THIS ONE HERE...
  • 17:36 "YESHUA, A GUIDE TO THE REAL
  • 17:37 JESUS IN THE ORIGINAL CHURCH"
  • 17:39 HELPS EXPLAIN
  • 17:40 THE JEWISH BACKGROUNDS
  • 17:42 OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 17:43 AND THIS IS BECOMING
  • 17:44 VERY POPULAR AMONG CHRISTIANS AS
  • 17:46 THEY MORE AND MORE EXPLORE THE
  • 17:48 JEWISH ROOTS OF THEIR OWN FAITH.
  • 17:50 SO THAT'S WHAT OUR BOOKS ARE ABOUT.
  • 17:52 UPCOMING WE HAVE NEXT SUMMER, THE SUMMER OF 2011,
  • 17:57 WHAT WE HAVE CALLED
  • 17:59 "THE COMPLETE JEWISH STUDY BIBLE".
  • 18:02 THAT'S GOING TO USE THE TEXT FROM THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT MODIFIED FOR AMERICAN READERS
  • 18:09 AS WELL AS THE COMMENTARY CALLED "THE JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY"...SECTIONS OF THAT
  • 18:16 IN ADDITION TO WHICH WE ARE GOING TO ADD COMMENTS AND NOTES FROM OTHER SCHOLARS
  • 18:19 AND IT'LL ALL BE IN ONE VOLUME OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 18:23 SO THAT SHOULD BE OUT IN JULY 1 OF 2011 AND WE EXPECT IT TO BE REALLY POPULAR AMONG CHRISTIANS
  • 18:31 BUT ALSO WE BELIEVE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL READ THAT
  • 18:33 TO LEARN REALLY MORE ABOUT THE FAITH THAT THE FOLLOWERS OF MESSIAH EXHIBITED.
  • 18:41 SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO RESTORE THE ORIGINAL JEWISHNESS BACK TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 18:46 AND THAT'S WHAT OUR PUBLISHING HOUSE IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 18:51 RABBI RUBIN TALKS ABOUT MESSIANIC JEWISH PUBLISHING...
  • 18:54 NOW I WANT TO TALK ABOUT JEWISH FLOURISHING
  • 18:57 BY TAKING YOU TO THE LAND THAT IS ISRAEL.
  • 19:01 MY SUGGESTION...COME TO ISRAEL...YOU'LL ENJOY IT...
  • 19:04 THIS NINE - TEN DAY TRIP HAS TOTALLY REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY I LOOK AT...
  • 19:10 THE PROFOUND MEANING AND THE HISTORY BEHIND EVERYTHING AND...
  • 19:13 WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF GREAT THINGS...
  • 19:15 WE'VE LEARNED SO MUCH...
  • 19:16 WHAT CAN BE MORE SPECIAL
  • 19:17 THAN COMING TO GOD'S LAND WITH GOD'S PEOPLE?
  • 19:20 IF YOU WANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ISRAEL AND GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE I INVITE YOU TO COME...
  • 19:26 YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
  • 19:27 JOIN US IN ISRAEL FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 19:32 I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT "PRESENTS" AND "PRESENCE".
  • 19:36 YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE A VACATION...THAT'S A PRESENT.
  • 19:39 BUT WHEN YOU GO TO ISRAEL
  • 19:40 ITS MORE THAN A PRESENT TO YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE...
  • 19:43 THERE'S "PRESENCE"...
  • 19:44 THAT IS GOD IS THERE AND IT STIRS UP THINGS WITHIN YOU AND BRINGS HIM CLOSE.
  • 19:50 AND IF YOU'LL CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 19:52 YOU CAN COME WITH US
  • 19:53 AND YOU'LL TALK TO TRACIE
  • 19:55 WHO'LL WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.
  • 19:56 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 19:58 IT IS SO AMAZING BEING IN ISRAEL DR. SEIF.
  • 20:00 AND I LOVE THAT ANALOGY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
  • 20:02 BECAUSE WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR TRIPS
  • 20:04 IS IT REALLY IS COMPRISED ONLY OF PEOPLE THAT WATCH OUR TV SHOW OR READ OUR NEWSLETTERS
  • 20:08 AND SO THERE'S AN IMMEDIATE BOND THERE.
  • 20:10 AND THE PEOPLE THAT COME ALREADY HAVE A VALUE OF ISRAEL
  • 20:14 BUT ITS AMAZING HOW WHEN THEY ACTUALLY TOUCH THAT WAILING WALL
  • 20:18 OR GET BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER THEY SAY,
  • 20:20 "I NEVER KNEW HOW STRONG THE PRESENCE OF GOD IS IN ISRAEL."
  • 20:24 AND THE PRESENCE THROUGH THE PEOPLE...
  • 20:26 IT'S AMAZING HOW ISRAELIS ARE TOUCHED BY THE LOVE.
  • 20:28 IT IS AND ONE EXCITING THING IS THAT WE SEND MISSIONARIES ON OUR TRIP THAT COME WITH US.
  • 20:33 WE REALLY GET INVOLVED IN THE LAND.
  • 20:35 WE GO TO MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS IN THE EVENING.
  • 20:37 YOU GIVE DEVOTIONS IN THE EVENING.
  • 20:39 WE REALLY GET IMMERSED IN THE CULTURE THERE.
  • 20:41 AND I JUST THINK THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME
  • 20:44 THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE AN INTIMACY IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THEY NEVER KNEW WAS POSSIBLE.
  • 20:48 WE'RE NOT REALLY A TOUR BUSINESS.
  • 20:50 WE DO TOURS TO ISRAEL EXCLUSIVE
  • 20:52 BECAUSE IT'S A MINISTRY NOT JUST INDUSTRY. >>ABSOLUTELY
  • 20:54 IT IS A MINISTRY
  • 20:56 AND THE FEEDBACK FROM THE PASSENGERS THAT I HAVE WORKED WITH PERSONALLY HAS JUST...
  • 21:00 IT'S EXCEEDED THEIR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 21:02 I THINK ONE...
  • 21:03 WE WORK VERY HARD
  • 21:04 TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE LOGISTICS
  • 21:06 SO THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME THEY ARE FOCUSED ON YESHUA.
  • 21:09 OUR GUIDES HAVE BEEN GUIDING FOR OVER 25 YEARS.
  • 21:12 WE'VE BEEN GOING TO ISRAEL 27 YEARS...
  • 21:14 NEVER CANCELLED ONE TOUR.
  • 21:15 YOU PUT THIS TRIP IN OUR HANDS
  • 21:18 AND WE WILL GIVE YOU THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
  • 21:20 WELL YOU HEARD WHAT THE LADY SAID
  • 21:22 AND SHE SAID IT,
  • 21:24 ZOLA IN HIS OWN WAY IS GOING TO PLAY IT IN MUSIC WITH ZIPPORAH
  • 21:27 AS WE GO NOW TO HIM IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 21:31 (Zola speaking)
  • 21:32 WHEN THE FIRST CHRISTIANS
  • 21:34 GATHERED TOGETHER FOR FELLOWSHIP
  • 21:36 THEY SANG IN HEBREW
  • 21:37 AND THEY MAY HAVE SOUNDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS...
  • 21:40 (SINGING IN HEBREW)
  • 22:03 THIS MUSIC WAS WRITTEN
  • 22:05 BY ZIPPORAH BENNETT
  • 22:06 AND IS BASED ON WORDS FROM THE PSALMS.
  • 23:59 ZOLA, ZIPPORAH AND THE GROUP ARE THERE IN ISRAEL DOING A PIECE, "HEAR MY CRY".
  • 24:04 WHEN IT COMES TO THE JEWISH VOICE,
  • 24:07 RABBI WHAT'S THE CRY?
  • 24:09 THE FIRST CRY IS TO REACH OUT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 24:14 WITH THE LOVE OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 24:17 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT RAV SHAUL, THE APOSTLE PAUL,
  • 24:20 EMPHASIZED IN ROMANS CHAPTER 11 IS THE JEWS HAVE TRANSGRESSED
  • 24:26 IN ORDER TO OPEN THE DOORS FOR THE GENTILE WORLD TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS
  • 24:29 SO THAT THE GENTILE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, THE GENTILES,
  • 24:32 WILL MAKE THE JEWISH PEOPLE JEALOUS,
  • 24:34 MAKE ISRAEL JEALOUS.
  • 24:36 FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
  • 24:37 GOD DESIRES TO SAVE ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  • 24:41 THAT'S HIS BIG PICTURE.
  • 24:43 HE WANTS TO SAVE ALL THE NATIONS
  • 24:45 BUT HE'LL NEVER DO IT WITHOUT HIS FIRST LOVE
  • 24:47 ...ISRAEL.
  • 24:49 AND HE WANTS TO SAVE ISRAEL.
  • 24:51 HE WANTS ISRAEL TO COME TO KNOW THE LORD.
  • 24:53 HE WANTS ISRAEL TO WALK UPRIGHTLY IN YESHUA BY FAITH.
  • 24:56 IN FACT, THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS IN ROMANS, CHAPTER 9,
  • 25:00 "I WOULD EVEN BE SEPARATED FROM THE MESSIAH FOR THE SAKE OF MY OWN PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH..."
  • 25:06 "MY OWN KINSMEN."
  • 25:07 "I WOULD BE SEPARATED FROM YESHUA."
  • 25:09 IN CHAPTER 10 HE SAYS,
  • 25:11 "MY HEART'S DESIRE AND MY PRAYER IS FOR THEIR SALVATION."
  • 25:15 IN CHAPTER 11 HE SAYS,
  • 25:17 "AND THIS IS WHY...NOT ONLY BECAUSE I LOVE ISRAEL BUT BECAUSE GOD LOVES ISRAEL"
  • 25:22 "AND GOD WON'T MOVE PROPHETICALLY OVER THE WHOLE"
  • 25:25 "APART FROM HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL."
  • 25:28 THAT'S WHY I'M SO THRILLED THAT JEWISH PEOPLE ARE COMING BACK TO YESHUA TODAY...
  • 25:33 NOT JUST BACK IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 25:36 BUT WE'RE COMING BACK TO THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:39 AND WHAT'S TRAGIC IS WHEN I HEAR THESE PASSIONS.
  • 25:42 I READ IT IN THE SCRIPTURE...
  • 25:44 I HEAR IT FROM YOU...
  • 25:45 BUT I DON'T HEAR IT AS MUCH IN THE CHURCHES TODAY
  • 25:49 AND IT'S RATHER ODD.
  • 25:50 BUT IN SPITE OF THE SLOTH AND THE INDIFFERENCE AND EVEN THE ANTI-SEMITIC THEOLOGIES,
  • 25:56 GOD IS AT WORK IN THE WORLD
  • 25:58 AND JEWISH PEOPLE ARE COMING TO FAITH
  • 26:00 AND THERE IS THE MIRACLE THAT IS ISRAEL
  • 26:02 AND THE MIRACLE IN ISRAEL...
  • 26:04 SOMETHING YOU PARTICIPATE, I PARTICIPATE AND WE PARTICIPATE IN IT TOGETHER.
  • 26:09 YES, THERE'S AN ANONYMOUS POEM THAT GOES LIKE THIS:
  • 26:11 "HOW ODD OF GOD TO CHOOSE THE JEW"
  • 26:15 "BUT ODDER STILL ARE THOSE WHO CHOOSE THE JEWISH GOD AND HATE THE JEW."
  • 26:21 JEFF I BELIEVE THE CHURCH HAS SHOT ITSELF IN THE FOOT OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF CENTURIES
  • 26:26 BY NOT RECOGNIZING THE LOVE OF GOD,
  • 26:29 THE CONTINUOUS AND FAITHFUL LOVE OF GOD,
  • 26:31 THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW LOVE OF GOD FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 26:36 AND HIS DESIRE IS THAT ALL OF ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED
  • 26:40 AND THUS FULFILLING HIS PLAN AND HIS DESIRE
  • 26:43 TOSAVE ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
  • 26:45 AMEN TO THAT
  • 26:47 AND AS WE BREAK AWAY FROM THAT POINT AS WE FINISH UP THIS PROGRAM
  • 26:52 IN THE MIRACLE OF JEWISH PEOPLE COMING TO FAITH...
  • 26:55 THE MIRACLE OF THE EMERGENCE OF THE MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE.
  • 27:00 THANK YOU FOR GOING ON THE JOURNEY WITH US
  • 27:02 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 27:03 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:06 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. Revival in America and Israel with Dr. Michael Brown
  2. The Congregational Movement with Dr. Erez Soref
  3. The Effect on Christianity Today with Dr. Michael Brown
  4. The “Missing Link” in World Mission and Blessing with Dr. Erez Soref

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