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Episode: “Psalms 130 & 131”
At the Western Wall, Jeff speaks of God’s ears that are open to our cries for help. Always there, He faithfully pours out His forgiveness and redemption. The God of Israel provides contentment to our souls like a mother comforts her child. Eitan Shishkoff reminds us of our need to pray for an awakening among His People.
Series: “Psalms of Ascent”
In this eight-part television series, Jeff and Sandra examine Psalms 120 to 134, which are known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” While these psalms may have been sung by ancient Jews going up to the Temple in Jerusalem, they are surprisingly appropriate and timely for Believers today. Eitan Shishkoff from Haifa and the music of Marty Goetz are also featured.

Caption transcript for Psalms of Ascent: “Psalms 130 & 131” (6/8)

  • 00:09 ♪PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM♪
  • 00:14 ♪JERUSALEM♪
  • 00:17 ♪MAY THEY PROSPER WHO LOVE YOU♪
  • 00:21 ♪JERUSALEM♪
  • 00:24 ♪IT'S FOR THEM MY BRETHREN AND COMPANION'S SAKE♪
  • 00:30 ♪I WILL PRAY FOR YOU JERUSALEM♪
  • 00:48 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:51 I'M SANDRA AND I AM SO BLESSED TO BE PART OF THIS SERIES
  • 00:54 ON THE PSALMS OF ASCENT... PSALMS 120 THROUGH 134.
  • 00:58 ON THIS PROGRAM WE SEE GOD'S REDEMPTION AND HIS MIGHTY MERCY.
  • 01:03 DR. JEFFREY SEIF WILL BE DOING TEACHING IN ISRAEL ON LOCATION.
  • 01:08 MARTY GOETZ WILL JOIN US LATER FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC,
  • 01:11 INSPIRING MUSIC,
  • 01:13 UPLIFTING MUSIC.
  • 01:15 AND AS THEY SAY,
  • 01:16 "WE'RE OFF TO ISRAEL...
  • 01:17 PSALM 130 AND 131.
  • 01:22 IN THE DARKEST HOUR OF THE DARKEST DAY
  • 01:25 THE WARMTH OF THE SUN SEEMS LOST FOREVER.
  • 01:29 FRIENDS ARE GONE...
  • 01:31 HOPE IS GONE...
  • 01:33 BUT A STILL SMALL VOICE YET REMAINS.
  • 01:37 "OUT OF THE DEPTHS HAVE I CRIED UNTIL THEE O LORD."
  • 01:41 "HEAR MY VOICE"
  • 01:43 "LET THINE EARS BE ATTENTIVE TO THE VOICE OF ISRAEL"
  • 01:47 AND THE SUN RETURNS.
  • 01:50 WITH THE LORD...THERE IS MERCY.
  • 01:53 WITH HIM...THERE IS REDEMPTION.
  • 01:56 THE LORD WILL REDEEM YOU.
  • 02:04 DIFFERENT THINGS CAN BRING
  • 02:05 PEOPLE DOWN IN LIFE...
  • 02:07 CAN CAUSE DISCOURAGEMENT,
  • 02:09 DESPAIR, DISORIENTATION,
  • 02:12 DECAY, PAIN...
  • 02:15 IT CAN BE BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT BESET THE PERSON...
  • 02:19 IT CAN BE BECAUSE OF SINS THAT THE PERSON IS FOREVER REMINDED OF.
  • 02:25 AND WITH THE SIN COMES A SENSE OF GUILT WHICH SAYS
  • 02:29 "I DID SOMETHING WRONG"
  • 02:31 AND SHAME WHICH SAYS
  • 02:33 "THAT I AM SOMETHING WRONG"
  • 02:34 DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THE INFRACTION.
  • 02:38 THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT IS, BURDENED BY VARIOUS CARES
  • 02:44 ISRAELITES HAVE BEEN COMING TO THIS PLACE FOR YEARS.
  • 02:49 THIS PLACE IMMEDIATE BEHIND ME IS THE WESTERN WALL...
  • 02:53 THE CLOSEST PLACE WHERE HEBREWS CAN GET TO THE TEMPLE
  • 02:56 THAT ONCE STOOD UPON THAT MOUNTAIN RIGHT ATOP.
  • 03:00 RIGHT NOW THERE'S AN ISLAMIC SHRINE THERE.
  • 03:02 THERE'S NO BIBLICAL BASIS FOR ITS BEING THERE.
  • 03:05 ONCE UPON A TIME PLACED THERE WAS THIS SANCTUARY.
  • 03:09 PEOPLE CAME AND THEY PRAYED THERE
  • 03:11 AND THEY CAME AND THEY BROUGHT SACRIFICES THERE AS WELL.
  • 03:14 AND WHY?
  • 03:16 BECAUSE THERE WAS A HOUSE THAT WAS SET UP TO DEAL WITH THE HUMAN PROBLEM...
  • 03:19 ONE PARTICULAR PROBLEM
  • 03:21 A PROBLEM CALLED "SIN".
  • 03:24 I MENTION THIS BECAUSE HERE IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT
  • 03:27 A VOICE IS GIVEN TO PILGRIMS MAKING THEIR WAY TO JERUSALEM ON ACCOUNT OF SIN,
  • 03:33 WANTING TO ATTEND TO THAT WHICH BURDENS US WITHIN.
  • 03:38 THERE ARE DIFFERENT THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO TO TRY AND GET RID OF THE PAIN OF SIN...
  • 03:42 SOME DRINK IT AWAY...
  • 03:44 DIFFERENT VICES TO TRY AND SNUFF OUT THAT PERENNIAL DISCOMFORT.
  • 03:48 BUT THE WAY SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE TO GET RID OF THAT
  • 03:51 IS THEY DEAL WITH IT HEAD ON AND THEY COME TO GOD AND THEY ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.
  • 03:57 AND WHAT DO THEY DISCOVER?
  • 03:58 WELL THE PSALMIST DISCOVERED
  • 04:02 AND HE GIVES VOICE TO IT IN CHAPTER 130, HE SAYS,
  • 04:10 THE POINT OF COURSE THERE IS THAT NOBODY IS PERFECT.
  • 04:13 AND SO HE GOES ON TO SAY IN VERSE 4,
  • 04:23 TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS PEOPLE COME HERE TO FIND FORGIVENESS
  • 04:28 AND THEY'RE ENCOURAGED IN VERSE 7 AND ON
  • 04:31 THE PSALMIST SAYS,
  • 04:51 SOMETIMES WE CAN FEEL SO VERY BAD, SO VERY DOWNTRODDEN
  • 04:57 AND WE FORGET THAT WITH GOD THERE IS IN FACT MERCY.
  • 05:01 HE THEN GOES ON TO SAY,
  • 05:12 BIBLE READERS ARE BECKONED TO UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR WAY TO JERUSALEM ON A PILGRIMAGE
  • 05:17 THAT THEY CAN FIND GOD THERE
  • 05:19 AND A GOD WHO ISN'T INCLINED TO MARK INIQUITIES,TO HOLD EVERYTHING AGAINST US...
  • 05:26 THAT THE SCORE IS INDELIBLY MARKED AGAINST US.
  • 05:30 HE'S NOT INCLINED TO DO THAT.
  • 05:32 SIMILARLY THEY'RE ENCOURAGED TO EXPERIENCE A GOD WHO IS SAID TO COME WITH MERCY...WITH "CHESED".
  • 05:41 AND BEYOND THAT THERE'S THE REMINDER THAT WITH HIM THERE'S PLENTEOUS REDEMPTION.
  • 05:46 REDEMPTION IS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT.
  • 05:48 IT MEANS TO BUY BACK FROM SLAVERY.
  • 05:51 THE CHAINS OF SIN CAN WEIGH AND DRAG INDIVIDUALS A CERTAIN WAY
  • 05:57 BUT GOD CAN REDEEM FROM THAT.
  • 06:00 THERE'S A WONDERFUL EXHORTATION IN VERSE 8. HE SAYS,
  • 06:17 THEY CAME HERE FROM ALL OVER THE ROMAN WORLD IN FACT
  • 06:22 IN YESHUA'S DAY, IN JESUS' DAY
  • 06:24 BECAUSE JEWS WERE SCATTERED ROUND ABOUT
  • 06:26 AND THE COMPLIANT WOULD MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM
  • 06:30 IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE A GOD IN A SPECIAL WAY
  • 06:33 IN ORDER TO HAVE THEIR PROBLEMS IN LIFE AMELIORATED, IMPROVED.
  • 06:39 I WANT YOU TO KNOW AS I'M SPEAKING TO YOU FROM HERE
  • 06:43 THAT THE PLACE IS OPEN TO RECEIVE YOU,
  • 06:45 THAT STILL PEOPLE COME TO THE KOTEL AND THEY PUT THEIR PRAYERS IN THE WALL.
  • 06:50 I WANT YOU TO KNOW, HOWEVER, THAT TO GET GOD'S ATTENTION YOU NEEDN'T DO THAT.
  • 06:56 THOUGH PERSONALLY I THINK YOU'D BE BLESSED TO MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL
  • 06:59 AND THAT'S WHAT THE PSALM OF ASCENT ADDRESSES.
  • 07:02 THOUGH I BELIEVE YOU'D BE BLESSED TO DO THAT
  • 07:04 I WANT YOU TO KNOW, YOU NEEDN'T JUST DO THAT
  • 07:06 BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN CALL UPON THE LORD WHEREVER YOU ARE.
  • 07:11 THE WORD "JESUS" IS JUST AN ENGLISH WAY OF SAYING "YESHUA"
  • 07:18 AND THE VERB "YESHUA" MEANS
  • 07:20 "TO SAVE", "TO DELIVER"
  • 07:22 OR "TO REDEEM".
  • 07:24 AND NOTED IN HIS NAME IS WHAT'S PROMISED HERE IN THE TEXT.
  • 07:30 AGAIN, YOU CAN, WHEREVER YOU ARE, CALL UPON HIM.
  • 07:35 AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS?
  • 07:36 HE WILL ANSWER YOU.
  • 07:38 YOU CAN RECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, THE NEWNESS OF LIFE
  • 07:41 AND EXPERIENCE THE FRESH REJUVENATION THAT COMES BY VIRTUE OF YOUR SO DOING.
  • 07:52 SHALOM, I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 07:53 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 07:55 WE KNOW YOU ARE
  • 07:56 BEING BLESSED BY
  • 07:56 DR. JEFFREY SEIF'S
  • 07:57 GREAT TEACHING ON THE PSALMS OF ASCENT
  • 07:59 AND WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT
  • 08:01 OUR NEW SERIES COMING UP CALLED
  • 08:02 "THE BOOK OF RUTH: YOU'RE PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 08:05 IT'S GOING TO BE HERE SOON ON ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 08:07 MYLES AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO BE IN ISRAEL
  • 08:10 DURING THE TIME OF SHAVUOT PENTECOST
  • 08:13 TO SHARE SOME OF THE WONDERFUL INSIGHTS
  • 08:14 REGARDING THE GREAT WOMAN OF GOD.
  • 08:16 IT'S A GREAT STORY OF REDEMPTION AND LOVE FOR ALL...
  • 08:19 YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.
  • 08:21 AND NOW BACK TO SANDRA AND JEFF.
  • 08:25 JEFF IS SO RIGHT, DIFFERENT THINGS CAN BRING US DOWN.
  • 08:29 I LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE PEOPLE AT THE WESTERN WALL PRAYING,
  • 08:33 PUTTING NOTES IN THE WESTERN WALL,
  • 08:35 HOPING, PRAYING THAT GOD HEARS WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR LIVES.
  • 08:40 PSALM 130, VERSE 7, I THINK SAYS IT ALL WELL.
  • 08:50 NOT JUST FOR ISRAEL BUT ALSO FOR US.
  • 08:53 BACK TO ISRAEL AND PSALM 131.
  • 08:59 THE LOVE OF A MOTHER KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES.
  • 09:02 AND THE CHILD NOW WEANED FROM ITS MOTHER
  • 09:06 HAS DISCOVERED A NEW WORLD.
  • 09:09 THE COLORS ARE ALLURING.
  • 09:11 THE SHAPES SO INTRIGUING,
  • 09:14 THEY COULD TAKE A LIFETIME TO TASTE THEM ALL.
  • 09:17 BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THERE'S NO GREATER COMFORT IN ALL THE WORLD
  • 09:23 THAN THAT FOUND IN THE ARMS OF MOTHER.
  • 09:27 "MY SOUL IS EVEN AS A WEANED CHILD" SAYS THE PSALMIST.
  • 09:32 "LET ISRAEL HOPE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH AND FOREVER."
  • 09:39 COMFORT
  • 09:41 IN SO MANY WAYS
  • 09:42 IT'S IN SUCH HIGH DEMAND
  • 09:44 AND SHORT SUPPLY THESE DAYS.
  • 09:47 TO BE SURE, WHEN PILGRIMS MADE THEIR WAY TO JERUSALEM
  • 09:50 THEY WERE LOOKING FOR COMFORT AMONG OTHER THINGS.
  • 09:53 AND THE REASON WHY I SAY "AMONG OTHER THINGS"
  • 09:55 IS THERE'S SUCH A WIDE RANGE OF INTERESTS AND EMOTIONS IN THE PSALMS IN GENERAL
  • 10:01 AND IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT IN PARTICULAR.
  • 10:04 WE'RE LOOKING AT PSALM 131 NOW.
  • 10:06 IN THE PSALM BEFORE IT
  • 10:08 THERE THE ISSUE WAS DEALING WITH GUILT AND SHAME ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSGRESSION
  • 10:14 AND THE ATTENDANT PERSONAL DISCOMFORTS.
  • 10:17 IN THE PSALM AFTER THAT,
  • 10:19 THE PSALMIST IS TALKING ABOUT,
  • 10:20 "HE'S NOT GOING TO GO INTO HIS HOUSE UNTIL GOD HAS A PLACE FOR HIM."
  • 10:26 THERE'S A SENSE IN WHICH WE'RE WORKING WITH VARIED INTEREST
  • 10:29 AND HERE THERE'S AN IMAGE OF BABY COMFORTED AT THE CHILD'S MOTHER'S BREAST.
  • 10:38 IT'S AN INTERESTING IMAGE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.
  • 10:40 I WANT TO EXPLORE THAT WITH YOU.
  • 10:42 IT COMES FROM PSALM 131 AND IN VERSE 2 IT SAYS IN HEBREW HERE,
  • 10:55 IT'S A FASCINATING IMAGE.
  • 10:57 LET ME EXPLORE AROUND IT
  • 10:58 IN VERSE 2 TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE VERSE. HE SAYS,
  • 11:13 HE SAYS IT TWICE.
  • 11:14 THE IMAGERY HERE ISN'T A CHILD BEING DRIVEN BY APPETITE
  • 11:18 WANTING TO SECURE SOME NURTURE FROM THE CHILD'S MOTHER'S BREAST...NO;
  • 11:24 THE FOOD STAPLE HAS ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED.
  • 11:28 HERE THERE'S THE AFTER MOMENT,
  • 11:31 THAT IS TO SAY, THE CHILD JUST GLAD TO BE THERE WITH HIS OR HER MOTHER.
  • 11:37 AND THE IMAGERY HERE INTERESTINGLY
  • 11:40 IS GOD REPRESENTED AS A MOTHER
  • 11:44 AND HERE THE CHILD IS JUST GLAD TO BE IN MOM'S PRESENCE.
  • 11:49 THIS BECOMES A RELIGIOUS POETIC EXPRESSION FOR BEING CLOSE TO GOD.
  • 11:56 NOW THIS IS AN INTERESTING ALLUSION FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS NOT LEAST OF WHICH
  • 12:02 IS THE FACT THAT GOD REPRESENTED WITH SOMETHING OF A FEMININE TONE.
  • 12:07 AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE AUTHOR HERE IS TAKING A POETIC LICENSE TO CREATE A VISION,
  • 12:13 TO HELP CREATE A MOMENT.
  • 12:15 AND CERTAINLY IF ONE LOOKS AT THE PSALMS,
  • 12:18 IF ONE LOOKS AT POETRY,
  • 12:20 THE NAME OF GAME IN POETRY AND THE PSALMS ARE ALL ABOUT POETIC LANGUAGE.
  • 12:24 THE NAME OF THE GAME IS TO PAINT ON THE HUMAN IMAGINATION.
  • 12:28 AND HERE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT GOD WAS WAY AHEAD OF THE FEMINIST,
  • 12:31 THAT IS TO SAY, IN SCRIPTURE THE MOTIF IS BORROWED TO UNDERSCORE
  • 12:36 THE KIND OF CONTENTMENT THAT CAN BE HAD.
  • 12:39 AND BY THE WAY, THAT'S THE PRINCIPLE MESSAGE OF THE PSALM.
  • 12:42 JUST BEFORE IT THE PSALMIST SAYS,
  • 12:44 "I'M NOT ALL ABOUT PURSUING MY ACQUISITIVE INTERESTS"
  • 12:49 "AND GIVING VOICE TO MY ACQUISITIVE IMPULSES."
  • 12:52 THE LORD ONLY KNOWS WE HAVE THAT.
  • 12:55 CONTENTMENT IS SO VERY DIFFICULT FOR THE SOUL TO BE AT REST.
  • 12:59 IT SEEMS THERE'S DIFFERENT SEASONS IN LIFE
  • 13:02 AND I HEAR THE ENGINES OF AMBITIONS REVVING IN MY OWN PSYCHE,
  • 13:07 DEEP IN MY OWN SOUL, IN MY OWN PERSON.
  • 13:10 BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THERE'S A KIND OF CONTENTMENT THAT WE HAVE IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 13:14 IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK YESHUA, WHY JESUS SAID ADVISING SOLDIERS,
  • 13:18 "LEARN TO BE CONTENT WITH YOUR WAGES."
  • 13:20 IT'S NOT JUST SOLDIERS...
  • 13:22 THE GOD'S HONEST TRUTH IS THAT A LOT OF US WISH WE HAD MORE AND THINK WE DESERVE IT
  • 13:26 AND THEN OUR ENGINES ARE ALL REVVED UP
  • 13:28 BECAUSE WE'RE NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY WE'RE TREATED IN THIS WORLD.
  • 13:32 IT'S INTERESTING THAT IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT HERE,
  • 13:35 THOSE THAT WALK WITH GOD TO JERUSALEM
  • 13:38 ARE EXPERIENCING IN LANGUAGE THE IMAGERY OF CONTENTMENT,
  • 13:44 HARKING BACK TO♪ A MOTHER AND THE CHILD.
  • 13:47 WOULD THAT YOU AND I CAN RECALL THE DAYS WHEN WE WERE PARENTING.
  • 13:51 FOR SOME IT'S A LOT CLOSER.
  • 13:52 MY KIDS HAVE GROWN UP AND THE GRANDKIDS HAVEN'T COME YET.
  • 13:56 I'VE GOT A WEDDING THAT'S FORTH COMING SOON
  • 13:58 AND I'M TRUSTING GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE COMING
  • 14:01 AND I'LL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THAT TENDER MOMENT...
  • 14:03 AN INFANT AND A CARING, NURTURING PERSON...
  • 14:07 THAT TRANSACTION.
  • 14:08 FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE LITTLE REMOVED FROM IT
  • 14:11 AND THOSE OF US THAT ARE ENGAGED IN NURTURING THE YOUNG AT THAT LEVEL,
  • 14:14 FOR ALL OF US IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT GOD IS THERE.
  • 14:17 THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THE PSALMIST...
  • 14:19 TO BE THAT NURTURER...
  • 14:20 TO MEET US AT THAT POINT OF NEED.
  • 14:23 THE LORD KNOWS WE HAVE THOSE NEEDS
  • 14:25 BUT HE'S THERE ACCORDING TO THE PSALMIST
  • 14:28 WHEN THEY WENT UP TO JERUSALEM TO GOD'S HOUSE,
  • 14:31 THEY WANTED PARTICIPANTS TO BE REMINDED OF THE FACT THAT GOD IS THERE TO MEET NEEDS,
  • 14:37 TO QUIET THE RESTLESS SOUL,
  • 14:41 TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT SO VEX PEOPLE.
  • 14:44 OH I THINK IT'S A GREAT PSALM
  • 14:46 AND YOU MIGHT BE AT A PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 14:48 WHERE YOU'RE EXPERIENCING WHAT I'VE JUST DESCRIBED
  • 14:51 AND ITS GOOD FOR YOU AND ITS GOOD FOR ME,
  • 14:53 IT'S GOOD FOR ALL OF US TO BE REMINDED THAT WE CAN BE CALMED IN THE LORD
  • 14:59 JUST LIKE A CHILD IS AT ITS MOTHER'S BREAST AFTER THE FEEDING.
  • 15:16 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 15:20 ♪SHA' A' LU, SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 15:24 ♪IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM♪
  • 15:31 ♪WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE...♪
  • 15:34 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 15:44 WHAT A SWEET PICTURE OF A MOTHER'S NURTURING HER CHILD,
  • 15:48 CALMING HER CHILD DOWN.
  • 15:50 GOD CALMS MY SOUL WHEN I ASK.
  • 15:52 HE IS SO GOOD TO US.
  • 15:54 I'M ASKED A LOT OF TIMES TRACIE,
  • 15:56 "IS IT CALM IN ISRAEL?"
  • 15:58 "IS IT SAFE IN ISRAEL?"
  • 16:00 I UNDERSTAND THOSE QUESTIONS.
  • 16:02 BUT YET I KNOW IT'S SAFE,
  • 16:04 I'VE BEEN THERE ENOUGH TO KNOW ITS SAFE.
  • 16:06 TELL OUR PEOPLE, IS IT SAFE?
  • 16:08 IT IS SANDRA
  • 16:09 AND I DO WANT OUR VIEWERS TO KNOW
  • 16:10 BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN OVER
  • 16:12 TO ISRAEL 28 TIMES,
  • 16:13 3 TIMES A YEAR,
  • 16:14 NEVER CANCELLED 1 TOUR,
  • 16:15 I'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING HAPPEN
  • 16:17 BUT I ALWAYS DO TAKE PROBABLY ABOUT 30 OR 45 MINUTES
  • 16:20 WITH EACH PERSON THAT CALLS, EXPLAINING THIS,
  • 16:22 BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THEY'RE HOME WATCHING ON CNN, FOX NEWS,
  • 16:25 THEY SEE THINGS HAPPENING IN ISRAEL.
  • 16:27 OUR TOURS JUST DON'T GO TO THOSE PLACES.
  • 16:29 WE STAY AWAY FROM THOSE PLACES.
  • 16:31 THE PLACES THAT WE GO ARE SAFE.
  • 16:33 AND I DO LOVE THAT YOU BROUGHT THE WORD "CALM"
  • 16:35 BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE GO TO ISRAEL...NOT ONLY IS IT SAFE THERE
  • 16:38 BUT THEY DO FEEL A CALM IN THEIR SPIRIT,
  • 16:40 THEY FEEL YESHUA AND ITS JUST EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 16:44 AND IT IS.
  • 16:45 I KNOW THE MINUTE THE PLANE HITS THE TARMAC IN TEL AVIV
  • 16:48 I KNOW I'M HOME. THERE'S THIS PEACE >>THAT IS WHAT ALL OF THE PASSENGERS SAY.
  • 16:54 THEY CALL ME UP WHEN THEY GET BACK AND THEY SAY,
  • 16:56 "TRACIE I FEEL LIKE I'M OUT OF MY ELEMENT."
  • 16:58 "I FEEL LIKE I WAS HOME AND I'VE LEFT.
  • 17:01 WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK THERE ONE DAY IN JERUSALEM >>ABSOLUTELY
  • 17:04 BUT I WANT TO INVITE
  • 17:05 OUR VIEWERS...
  • 17:06 THIS TOUR IS CUSTOMIZED
  • 17:07 JUST FOR YOU.
  • 17:08 WE ONLY ADVERTISE TO YOU
  • 17:09 OUR ZOLA LEVITT VIEWERS.
  • 17:10 THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON
  • 17:12 ON ZOLA TOURS EXIST
  • 17:13 IS TO TAKE YOU TO ISRAEL.
  • 17:14 I WANT YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 17:16 WE HAVE SMALL TOURS...
  • 17:17 ONE OR TWO BUSES...
  • 17:18 AND YOU ARE GOING TO GO OVER AND EXPERIENCE YESHUA
  • 17:20 AND SEE CALM IN HIS PRESENCE. >>AMEN...ABSOLUTELY
  • 17:23 OUR OFFER THIS WEEK
  • 17:25 IS THE DVD OF THE WHOLE SERIES
  • 17:27 OF THE "PSALMS OF ASCENT".
  • 17:28 I KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 17:30 WANT TO GET THIS.
  • 17:31 THIS HAS JUST BEEN
  • 17:32 A TERRIFIC TEACHING.
  • 17:33 THE BIBLE TEACHES US ALSO THAT WE ARE TO PRAY
  • 17:35 NOT ONLY FOR OUR NEEDS
  • 17:37 BUT FOR THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.
  • 17:38 EITAN SHISHKOFF IS A BELIEVER IN HAIFA, ISRAEL
  • 17:41 AND REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE JEWISH BELIEVERS.
  • 17:48 SHALOM, THIS IS EITAN SHISHKOFF
  • 17:49 WITH "TENTS OF MERCY"
  • 17:51 IN KIRYAT YAM, ISRAEL.
  • 17:52 KIRYAT YAM IS RIGHT NEXT
  • 17:54 TO THE HAIFA BAY.
  • 17:56 AND I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT A PROPHETIC PICTURE
  • 18:00 THAT THE PROPHET JOEL GIVES OF THE END TIMES.
  • 18:03 THE BOOK OF JOEL IS DEALING WITH GOD CALLING HIS PEOPLE BACK IN REPENTANCE.
  • 18:09 IT TALKS ABOUT BLOWING THE SHOFAR,
  • 18:11 GATHERING THE PEOPLE TO PRAY INTENSELY FOR REVIVAL AND FOR THE OUTPOURING OF GOD'S SPIRIT.
  • 18:19 A PORTION THAT PROBABLY
  • 18:20 PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH
  • 18:22 THAT TALKS ABOUT GOD
  • 18:23 POURING OUT HIS SPIRIT
  • 18:24 ON ALL FLESH
  • 18:25 AND PARTICULARLY UPON ISRAEL.
  • 18:27 BUT BEFORE THAT THERE'S A VERSE THAT I BELIEVE RELATES TO YOU AND TO ME
  • 18:30 AND THAT IS IN JOEL CHAPTER 2, VERSE 17,
  • 18:40 THIS IS A STRONG IMAGE OF THE PRIESTS WHO CAME BEFORE GOD
  • 18:46 TO INTERCEDE ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO CRIED OUT TO GOD
  • 18:50 FOR A CLEANSING OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
  • 18:53 FOR OUR HEARTS TO BE PURE TOWARD THE LORD
  • 18:56 AND FOR THE ATONING SACRIFICES TO HAVE EFFECT.
  • 18:59 AND HE IS SAYING THAT AT THE END OF TIMES
  • 19:02 THAT WE AS BOTH JEWS AND GENTILES WHO ARE NOW PRIESTS BEFORE THE LORD
  • 19:07 THAT WE ARE TO INTERCEDE FOR THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:11 NOW SEVERAL VERSES LATER THE SCRIPTURE SPEAKS ABOUT AN ABUNDANT HARVEST
  • 19:16 AND GOD SAYS THAT HE WILL SEND THE RAIN, BOTH THE FORMER RAIN AND THE LATER RAIN.
  • 19:20 THIS LATER RAIN IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE WAITING FOR IN ISRAEL
  • 19:25 AND IT SPEAKS OF THE OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT
  • 19:28 TO SOFTEN THE HEARTS OF OUR PEOPLE.
  • 19:31 NOW I RELATE THIS INTERCESSION TO 2 OTHER PLACES IN SCRIPTURE.
  • 19:35 ONE IS WHERE YESHUA, JESUS, IS STANDING BEFORE THE GRAVE OF LAZARUS IN JOHN, CHAPTER 11,
  • 19:40 AND HE SAYS, "LAZARUS COME FORTH!"
  • 19:42 YOU WILL REMEMBER THAT JUST BEFORE THAT HE WAS WEEPING.
  • 19:45 AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT HE WAS WEEPING FOR LAZARUS
  • 19:48 BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WOULD RAISE HIM FROM THE DEAD,
  • 19:50 BUT HE WAS WEEPING FOR ALL OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:53 THIS IS THE HEART OF THE MESSIAH,
  • 19:55 THAT HE DESIRES FOR ALL ISRAEL TO BE SAVED,
  • 19:58 BUT THERE IS A ROLE FOR US TO PLAY,
  • 20:00 YOU'RE NOT JUST STANDING ON THE SIDELINES IN THE GRANDSTANDS WATCHING THIS,
  • 20:03 GOD IS CALLING US TO BE TENDER OF HEART
  • 20:08 WHETHER WE HAVE PHYSICAL TEARS OR NOT
  • 20:10 AND TO CRY OUT TO GOD FOR THE RESURRECTION,
  • 20:13 FOR THE SALVATION OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 20:15 THIS RESURRECTION IS WHAT THE PROPHET EZEKIEL SAW.
  • 20:18 HE SAW THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL COMING BACK....
  • 20:20 THE JEWISH PEOPLE COMING BACK TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL AT THIS TIME.
  • 20:24 AND YET THERE WAS TO BE AN AWAKENING,
  • 20:27 A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
  • 20:29 SO I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO PRAY WITH ME FOR THIS SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
  • 20:33 GOD IS LISTENING,
  • 20:34 HE'S WAITING TO HEAR YOUR PRAYERS
  • 20:36 AND THEY ARE EFFECTIVE.
  • 20:38 THANK YOU.
  • 20:42 ♪"O JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM,"♪
  • 20:47 ♪HEAR YESHUA CRY,♪
  • 20:52 ♪"HOW I LONGED TO GATHER YOU TO ME!"♪
  • 20:58 ♪"O JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM,"♪
  • 21:03 ♪MESSIAH WEPT FOR YOU♪
  • 21:07 ♪SO SHOULD WE NOT BE WEEPING TOO?♪
  • 21:17 ♪FOR ZION'S SAKE,♪
  • 21:21 ♪I WILL NOT KEEP SILENT♪
  • 21:26 ♪FOR ZION'S SAKE,♪
  • 21:29 ♪I'LL NOT HOLD MY PEACE♪
  • 21:34 ♪FOR ZION'S SAKE,♪
  • 21:38 ♪FOR YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 21:42 ♪I WILL NOT REST,♪
  • 21:46 ♪I WILL NOT REST♪
  • 21:51 ♪I'VE SET WATCHMEN ON YOUR WALLS, O JERUSALEM♪
  • 21:59 ♪THEY SHALL NEVER HOLD THEIR PEACE♪
  • 22:06 ♪DAY OR NIGHT,♪
  • 22:10 ♪ALL YOU WHO CALL UPON THE LORD♪
  • 22:16 ♪CALL UPON THE LORD FOR ZION'S SAKE♪
  • 22:41 ♪I'VE SET WATCHMEN ON YOUR WALLS, O JERUSALEM♪
  • 22:49 ♪THEY SHALL NEVER♪
  • 22:52 ♪NEVER HOLD THEIR PEACE♪
  • 22:57 ♪DAY OR NIGHT,♪
  • 23:00 ♪ALL YOU WHO CALL UPON THE LORD,♪
  • 23:06 ♪TAKE NO REST,♪
  • 23:10 ♪AND GIVE HIM NO REST,♪
  • 23:14 ♪TILL HE MAKES JERUSALEM A PRAISE IN THE EARTH♪
  • 23:21 ♪A PRAISE IN THE EARTH♪
  • 23:26 ♪FOR... ZION'S...SAKE,♪
  • 23:30 ♪I WILL NOT KEEP SILENT♪
  • 23:35 ♪FOR ZION'S SAKE,♪
  • 23:39 ♪I'LL NOT HOLD MY PEACE♪
  • 23:43 ♪FOR ZION'S SAKE,♪
  • 23:47 ♪FOR YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 23:51 ♪I WILL NOT REST♪
  • 23:56 ♪I WILL NOT REST♪
  • 24:00 ♪I WILL NOT REST♪
  • 24:05 ♪I WILL...NOT...REST♪
  • 24:31 MARTY, THE WORDS...
  • 24:32 "FOR ZION'S SAKE"
  • 24:33 IS WONDERFUL WORDS.
  • 24:35 ONE OF THE WAYS WE DON'T STAY SILENT IS BY PRAYING
  • 24:38 AND I LOVE THAT WE GET UP AND WE PRAY FOR EACH OTHER
  • 24:40 AND WE PRAY FOR OUR FRIENDS
  • 24:42 AND OUR JEWISH FRIENDS
  • 24:43 AND OUR NEIGHBORS, OUR FAMILY...
  • 24:45 PRAYER IS WONDERFUL.
  • 24:46 ESPECIALLY, FOR THAT IS FROM ISAIAH, CHAPTER 62,
  • 24:49 AND HE SAYS
  • 25:04 AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO BE IS WATCHMEN.
  • 25:07 AND WATCHMEN STOOD ON THE WALLS
  • 25:09 AND THEY WAITED FOR THE ARMIES THAT WERE COMING
  • 25:12 OR THEY WAITED FOR THE SUN TO RISE OR FESTIVALS TO BEGIN.
  • 25:15 AND PRAYING... AND PRAYING >>RIGHT AND PRAY SHOULD BE THAT...
  • 25:18 ALWAYS AWARE OF WHAT GOD IS DOING.
  • 25:20 YEAH AND I AM SO AWARE OF PRAYING
  • 25:22 I DON'T NECESSARILY, SOMETIMES DO A LONG PRAYER
  • 25:25 BUT I THINK ALL PRAYERS...
  • 25:27 GOD KNOWS OUR HEARTS
  • 25:29 AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE PRAYER COMES FROM, IS OUR HEART.
  • 25:32 A LOT OF TIMES PRAYERS CAN BE INSINCERE >>YES
  • 25:35 BUT THE SINCERE PRAYER OF "LORD, HELP ME" IS...
  • 25:38 YEAH, THAT'S THE ONE I DO A LOT. >>REALLY?
  • 25:41 AND SOMETIMES I'M JUST QUIET
  • 25:43 AND JUST...
  • 25:44 SOMETIMES I CAN'T EVEN PRAY,
  • 25:46 I JUST GET QUIET BEFORE GOD. >>YEAH...AND LISTEN.
  • 25:49 AND LISTEN TO WHERE GOD IS GOING.
  • 25:51 THE SONG WAS WONDERFUL
  • 25:52 WELL BLESS THE LORD >>"FOR ZION'S SAKE"
  • 25:53 YEAH...JUST WONDERFUL >>THANK YOU
  • 25:55 SO WE ARE IN PSALMS 130 AND 131.
  • 25:58 I LIKE WHERE PSALMS 130 SAYS THIS,
  • 26:07 MARTY, IT'S THE WORD...
  • 26:08 WE'RE PRAYING THE WORD.
  • 26:10 (Marty reading)
  • 26:17 AND THAT'S THE SAME REFERENCE TO THE WATCHMAN.
  • 26:20 SO I GUESS WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP WATCH.
  • 26:22 WE NEED TO KEEP WATCH >>AND THAT'S WHAT YESHUA SAID,
  • 26:24 "WATCH AND PRAY" >>AMEN!
  • 26:27 "THAT YOU MAY NOT ENTER INTO TEMPTATION."
  • 26:29 THAT'S WONDERFUL. I LOVE HAVING YOU ON THE PROGRAMS.
  • 26:32 THIS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN. >>WELL THANK YOU
  • 26:34 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE MUSIC
  • 26:35 OH THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
  • 26:36 STAY WITH US,
  • 26:38 KEEP HOPING IN THE LORD.
  • 26:39 NEXT WEEK, PSALM 132 AND 133.
  • 26:42 GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 26:43 AND, SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:45 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. Psalms 120 & 121
  2. Psalms 122 & 123
  3. Psalms 124 & 125
  4. Psalms 126 & 127
  5. Psalms 128 & 129
  6. Psalms 130 & 131
  7. Psalms 132 & 133
  8. Psalms 134

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