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Episode: “Psalms 132 & 133”
David wanted to build a temple in Jerusalem because he knew the Lord had chosen it. Zion became His abiding place and remains His to this very day, despite replacement theology. In this fractious world, dwelling together in unity is a blessing.
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 132 & 133” (7/8)

  • 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♪
  • 00:46 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:49 I'M SANDRA
  • 00:51 IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO BE PART OF THIS SERIES,
  • 00:54 "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT"... PSALMS 120 THROUGH 134.
  • 00:58 THE LESSONS THIS WEEK ARE JOYFUL.
  • 01:00 WE SEE KING DAVID DANCING AND HAVING GREAT JOY IN HIS LIFE.
  • 01:05 MY GOOD FRIEND DR. JEFFREY SEIF IS ON LOCATION TEACHING PSALMS 132 AND 133.
  • 01:11 MARTY GOETZ WILL JOIN US LATER WITH SOME MUSIC.
  • 01:14 AND AS JEFF SAYS, "WE'RE OFF TO ISRAEL".
  • 01:23 IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS, CHAPTER 132,
  • 01:26 THE PSALMIST SPEAKS WITH ABANDON.
  • 01:29 "ARISE O LORD AND COME INTO THY RESTING PLACE"
  • 01:34 "YOU AND THE ARK OF YOUR MIGHT"
  • 01:37 "LET THY PRIESTS BE CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS"
  • 01:40 "AND LET THY SAINTS SHOUT FOR JOY"
  • 01:43 "FOR THE LORD HATH CHOSEN ZION"
  • 01:46 "HE HATH DESIRED IT FOR HIS HABITATION"
  • 01:49 "THIS IS MY REST FOREVER"
  • 01:56 DAVID WAS KNOWN TO BE A MAN
  • 01:58 AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 02:00 THIS AMPLY ATTESTED
  • 02:01 IN BIBLICAL LITERATURE
  • 02:02 AND IT'S SO WELL DEMONSTRATED
  • 02:04 BY HIS WANTING SO MUCH TO HAVE A RESTING PLACE FOR THE ARK.
  • 02:09 IN THE TORAH, THE PENTATEUCH SO CALLED,
  • 02:12 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT IS MANUFACTURED
  • 02:15 BUT WE DON'T HAVE A DESIGNATED RESTING PLACE SET OUT.
  • 02:20 WE'RE TOLD THAT "IT IS TO GO TO THE PLACE THAT I WILL SHOW YOU."
  • 02:24 LATER IT BECAME VERY CLEAR THAT YERUSHALYIM, THAT JERUSALEM WAS TO BE THE CAPITAL CITY
  • 02:30 AND DAVID SEEMS SO VERY ANXIOUS, ECSTATIC IN FACT
  • 02:34 ABOUT FINALLY HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO USHER THE ARK INTO THE CAPITAL CITY.
  • 02:40 I THINK DAVID'S ENTHUSIASM...
  • 02:43 AND BY THE WAY THE WORD "ENTHUSIASM"
  • 02:45 COMES FROM THE GREEK "EN-THEOS" WHICH MEANS "IN GOD".
  • 02:48 I THINK A REASON WHY HE WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC WAS BECAUSE DAVID KNEW MORE THAN ANYONE
  • 02:53 HOW GOD IN FACT WAS THE SOURCE OF HIS SUCCESS.
  • 02:56 HE WAS THRILLED.
  • 02:58 AND IN FACT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE TODAY THAT SIMILARLY ARE THRILLED IN GOD
  • 03:02 SEEING HIM AS THE SOURCE OF THEIR SUCCESS.
  • 03:07 THEY USED TO STREAM HERE IN BIBLE DAYS
  • 03:09 AND THEY STILL KEEP COMING.
  • 03:11 AND BY "HERE" WHAT DO I MEAN?
  • 03:13 THESE ARE THE VERY STEPS HERE THAT LED UP TO THE TEMPLE PROPER.
  • 03:16 YOU ARE GETTING A PICTURE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 03:18 THIS IS AUTHENTIC REAL ESTATE...
  • 03:21 THESE STEPS...NO EMBELLISHMENT.
  • 03:23 JESUS HIMSELF MAY WELL HAVE WALKED UP THE THOSE STEPS ALONG WITH THE APOSTLES.
  • 03:27 THE REASON WHY I SAY "APOSTLES"
  • 03:29 IS BECAUSE EVEN AFTER THE DEATH AND THE BURIAL AND THE RESURRECTION OF YESHUA, JESUS,
  • 03:35 THEY STILL FREQUENTED THE TEMPLE.
  • 03:37 LUKE TELLS US IN ACTS THAT THEY CAME HERE.
  • 03:40 AND SO JEWS COME TO THIS PLACE HERE.
  • 03:42 CHRISTIANS COME HERE.
  • 03:44 THEY COME IN DROVES.
  • 03:46 IN THE PSALMS THERE'S A SECTION THERE CALLED "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT"
  • 03:51 FOR THOSE THAT ARE MAKING A PILGRIMAGE.
  • 03:53 AND THERE'S A WONDERFUL EXPRESSION HERE IN CHAPTER 132.
  • 03:58 LET ME GIVE IT TO YOU IN HEBREW AND EXPLAIN IT IN ENGLISH.
  • 04:00 HE SAYS,
  • 04:08 AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 04:09 BECAUSE OF THE ARK'S MAKING ITS RESTING PLACE HERE.
  • 04:14 LET ME GIVE IT TO YOU IN HEBREW IN VERSE 8 AND WALK THROUGH IT WITH YOU SOME.
  • 04:18 HE SAYS,
  • 04:38 HERE THE PSALMIST IS BECKONING,
  • 04:39 "LORD ARISE, YOU COME INTO THIS PLACE."
  • 04:44 DAVID CERTAINLY GAVE VOICE TO ENTHUSIASM ABOUT BRINGING GOD'S ARK INTO THIS PLACE.
  • 04:51 HIS SON SOLOMON ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE PLACE IN HIS WAKE
  • 04:57 AND THEN FORMALLY AND FULLY THE "KOHANIM", THE "PRIESTS"
  • 05:00 WERE GIVEN TO WORSHIPPING THE LORD HERE
  • 05:04 AND LEADING PEOPLE INTO WORSHIP HERE IN THIS VERY PLACE.
  • 05:07 I WANT YOU TO GO WITH ME TO VERSE 13 PLEASE
  • 05:11 CAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING HERE THAT'S SO VERY SIGNIFICANT TO MY WAY OF THINKING...
  • 05:14 NOT TO SAY THAT WHAT I SAID PREVIOUSLY WASN'T.
  • 05:17 IT SAYS IN THE SCRIPTURE,
  • 05:35 OH FRIENDS, WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE THAT NAME THE NAME OF THE LORD HAVE LOST SIGHT OF THIS.
  • 05:41 IT SEEMS TO ME THERE'S SOMETHING ABIDING HERE.
  • 05:44 THERE'S NOT JUST AN AFFECTION
  • 05:45 THERE'S AN ABIDING AFFECTION.
  • 05:47 AND WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 05:49 BECAUSE IN VERSE 14,
  • 05:50 VERY, VERY CLEARLY RELATIVE TO THIS CITY AND THIS PLACE HE SAYS, AND I QUOTE,
  • 06:01 NOW TO MY WAY OF THINKING
  • 06:03 FOREVER SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY LONG TIME.
  • 06:07 AND FOR THOSE THAT HAVE DISREGARDED BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING
  • 06:11 AND TO REPLACE IT WITH REPLACEMENT THEOLOGIES THAT ARGUE...
  • 06:15 "WELL GOD KIND OF LOVED THIS PLACE ONCE UPON A TIME BUT HE'S SINCE MOVED ON."
  • 06:19 "IT'S NOT ABOUT JEWS, ISRAEL, ZION..."
  • 06:22 "EHHHH... IT'S ALL A BIG MISTAKE."
  • 06:24 ...EVEN TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY
  • 06:25 ...THOSE THAT OPT FOR THAT.
  • 06:27 AND BY THE WAY THAT IS SO MUCH OF WHAT'S CALLED CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
  • 06:29 THOSE THAT OPT FOR THAT DON'T READ THIS.
  • 06:33 THEY DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY,
  • 06:34 THEY DON'T TAKE IT LITERALLY.
  • 06:36 BUT THOSE THAT TAKE IT LITERALLY, TO MY WAY OF THINKING,
  • 06:39 ARE BEHOLDING TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT
  • 06:43 THAT GOD HAS GIVEN THIS REAL ESTATE TO A PARTICULAR PEOPLE,
  • 06:47 THERE'S A PARTICULAR PLACE.
  • 06:48 AND WHY?
  • 06:50 BECAUSE HE HAS MADE HIS NAME TO DWELL... HERE.
  • 06:53 BEFORE I GET OUT OF THIS TAKE LET ME SAY THAT THE GOD WHO HAS MADE HIS NAME TO DWELL HERE
  • 06:59 SIMILARLY HAS DEVELOPED A WAY WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE HIS NAME TO DWELL IN HERE.
  • 07:05 PEOPLE TALK ABOUT INVITING THE LORD INTO THEIR HEART.
  • 07:08 IT'S NOT THAT THERE'S A LITTLE PLACE IN THE LEFT VENTRICLE
  • 07:11 THAT OPENS UP AND THE LORD GOES INTO THAT.
  • 07:15 THE EXPRESSION "INVITING THE LORD INTO THE HEART"
  • 07:17 IS BORN OUT OF INVITING HIM INTO THE CENTER OF OUR BEING.
  • 07:22 THERE'S A BUSY PLACE AROUND HERE...
  • 07:24 YOU CAN HEAR NOISES...
  • 07:25 LIFE IS VERY BUSY IN SO MANY WAYS
  • 07:27 AND WE CAN BECOME DISTRACTED.
  • 07:29 BUT LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU AS I'M TALKING TO YOU FROM THIS PLACE.
  • 07:33 THIS PSALMIST THAT TALKS ABOUT "ARISE O LORD AND COME INTO YOUR RESTING PLACE"
  • 07:38 ...OF COURSE LITERALLY HE MEANS HERE MATERIALLY
  • 07:40 BUT SPIRITUALLY IT APPLIES TO HERE.
  • 07:43 I HOPE YOU GET THE MESSAGE
  • 07:45 AND I HOPE YOU DO WHAT THE PSALMIST SAID.
  • 08:02 SHALOM, I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 08:04 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 08:06 WE KNOW YOU ARE
  • 08:07 BEING BLESSED BY
  • 08:08 DR. JEFFREY SEIF'S
  • 08:09 GREAT TEACHING ON THE PSALMS OF ASCENT
  • 08:10 AND WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT
  • 08:11 OUR NEW SERIES COMING UP CALLED
  • 08:13 "THE BOOK OF RUTH: YOU'RE PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 08:16 IT'S GOING TO BE HERE SOON ON ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 08:19 MYLES AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO BE IN ISRAEL
  • 08:21 DURING THE TIME OF SHAVUOT PENTECOST
  • 08:23 TO SHARE SOME OF THE WONDERFUL INSIGHTS
  • 08:25 REGARDING THE GREAT WOMAN OF GOD.
  • 08:27 IT'S A GREAT STORY OF REDEMPTION AND LOVE FOR ALL...
  • 08:31 YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.
  • 08:32 AND NOW BACK TO SANDRA AND JEFF.
  • 08:37 KING DAVID WAS KNOWN AS A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 08:40 I NEVER GET TIRED OF SEEING THE SOUTHERN STEPS
  • 08:43 AND THINKING THAT MY MESSIAH WAS THERE
  • 08:45 AND THAT KING DAVID WALKED THERE ALSO.
  • 08:48 MY PRAYER IS THAT I ALWAYS SHOUT "JOY TO THE LORD".
  • 08:52 BACK TO ISRAEL AND PSALMS 133.
  • 08:58 IN BIBLE TIMES OLIVE OIL WAS USED FOR COOKING,
  • 09:01 FOR LIGHT,
  • 09:03 FOR OINTMENT
  • 09:05 AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR ANOINTING.
  • 09:08 "BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND HOW PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY."
  • 09:14 "IT'S LIKE THE PRECIOUS OINTMENT UPON THE HEAD"
  • 09:17 "THAT RAN DOWN UPON THE BEARD,"
  • 09:19 "EVEN AARON'S BEARD"
  • 09:21 "THAT WENT DOWN TO THE SKIRTS OF HIS GARMENT"
  • 09:24 "LIKE THE DEW THAT DESCENDED UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ZION."
  • 09:36 PSALM 133 IS ONE OF THE BETTER KNOWN PSALMS IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD AND IN THE JEWISH WORLD.
  • 09:42 OH IN THE JEWISH WORLD IN AMERICA ANYWAY
  • 09:44 JEWS GROW UP SINGING
  • 09:46 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 09:49 FROM THE FIRST VERSE,
  • 09:55 AND IN A WORLD THAT'S SO CHARACTERIZED BY FRACTURE...
  • 09:59 FRACTURE BEING FELT AT THE FAMILY LEVEL...
  • 10:01 PEOPLE BREAKING UP AND THEY'RE LEAVING...
  • 10:03 AT THE WORK LEVEL...
  • 10:04 PEOPLE GOING IN AND OUT OF BUSINESSES IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT.
  • 10:07 FRACTURE IS SO COMMON,
  • 10:09 I GUESS THE SONG "BEHOLD HOW GREAT IT IS WHEN BRETHREN DWELL TOGETHER"
  • 10:12 REALLY STRIKES A CHORD IN THE ALIENATED WEST.
  • 10:16 THE QUESTION IS REALLY WHETHER THAT'S WHAT THIS IS TALKING ABOUT
  • 10:19 THOUGH BY SURE IT APPLIES...
  • 10:21 TO BE SURE IT APPLIES
  • 10:23 BUT THERE'S A VERY RESPONSIBLE ARGUMENT THAT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE
  • 10:27 IS A PSALM THAT WAS ORIGINALLY PENNED IN WHAT'S CALLED THE POST EXILIC ERA.
  • 10:31 WHAT'S THAT?
  • 10:33 WELL JEWS WERE COMING BACK FROM EXILE IN BABYLONIA
  • 10:37 AND THERE'S SPARTAN FEW MAKING A GO OF IT IN ISRAEL
  • 10:42 TO REBUILD THE ANCESTRAL HOMELAND
  • 10:44 KIND OF SORT OF LIKE TODAY.
  • 10:47 AND THOSE RETURNING ISRAELITES WERE UP AGAINST INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS OR SO IT SEEMED.
  • 10:52 WARRIORS WERE BENT ON GETTING THE BETTER OF THEM...
  • 10:55 CIRCUMSTANCES WERE GETTING THE BETTER OF THEM...
  • 10:58 THEY REALLY FELT PRESSED BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.
  • 11:01 AGAINST THAT BACKDROP THEN
  • 11:04 THE SONG, "BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS WHEN BRETHREN DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY"
  • 11:09 THE EMPHASIS IS CONSTRUED LESS ON CONCORD...
  • 11:12 THAT IS PERSONAL GOOD FEELING AND AGREEMENT
  • 11:15 AS MUCH AS COHABITATION...
  • 11:17 PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIVING AND DWELLING TOGETHER.
  • 11:20 AND THAT'S THE STATE IN ISRAEL TODAY...
  • 11:22 AND THAT IS PEOPLE HAVE VARYING PHILOSOPHIES, POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES...
  • 11:27 BUT PEOPLE STAY TOGETHER AS ISRAELITES,
  • 11:30 AND DIFFERENCES NOTWITHSTANDING, TOGETHER ISRAELITES HOLD BACK THE PREVAILING CHAOS.
  • 11:38 AND IN THAT SENSE HE GOES ON TO SAY...WELL IN THIS VERSION,
  • 11:51 AND THE IMAGERY HERE IS HARKING TO THE ORDINATION OF AARON.
  • 12:04 THE IMAGERY HERE IS RATHER ARCHAIC.
  • 12:06 IT HARKS BACK TO A TIME WHEN PRECIOUS OINTMENT, PRECIOUS OIL
  • 12:11 WAS POURED ON THE PRIESTS HEAD AND IT FLOWED DOWN.
  • 12:15 WHAT'S MEANT BY THAT IMAGERY AND HOW DOES IT APPLY TO THE CONTEXT?
  • 12:19 WELL PERHAPS A KEY WOULD BE TO LOOK AT WHAT COMES NEXT.
  • 12:22 HE SPEAKS OF
  • 12:29 INASMUCH AS THE DEW COMES DOWN FROM HERMON AND SPREADS FAR AND WIDE,
  • 12:35 HE'S HARKING TO AN IMAGERY HERE IN NATURE.
  • 12:38 BY THE WAY, I WAS AT MOUNT HERMON JUST A FEW DAYS AGO...LAST WEEK.
  • 12:43 ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
  • 12:44 I'M FILMING IN THE SPRING...
  • 12:46 LAST WEEK 4 FEET OF SNOW IN ONE FALL ON MOUNT HERMON.
  • 12:51 I OBSERVED THEN HOW AS I MADE MY WAY AT THE BASE OF HERMON AND EXTENDING OUTWARDS
  • 12:57 HOW THE WATER WAS RUSHING.
  • 13:00 THERE'S A PLACE THERE..."BANIAS"
  • 13:02 KNOWN AS CAESAREA PHILIPPI IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 13:04 WHERE THERE'S LITTLE DRIBBLES OF WATER USUALLY...NOW IT GUSHES.
  • 13:09 SIMILARLY THERE'S A PLACE I'VE SHOT AT MANY TIMES...TEL DAN
  • 13:13 WHERE THERE'S A STREAM AND NOW THE STREAM'S RUSHING WATER.
  • 13:16 WHAT HAPPENS IS THE WATER, THE SNOW, THE DEW HITS HERMON
  • 13:21 AND FROM THERE IT SPREADS OUT THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
  • 13:24 IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE DWELLING TOGETHER IN ZION...
  • 13:30 IT SEEMS IT HAS THE NET EFFECT OF BRINGING STRENGTH THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
  • 13:36 AND THAT SEEMS HIS POINT...
  • 13:38 AND THAT STRENGTH IS GOD ORDAINED
  • 13:40 AND IT IS PRECIOUS WHETHER IT COMES FROM THE RAIN, THE SNOW, SPRINGS...
  • 13:45 IMPORTANT IS WATERING THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 13:50 AND IT SEEMS THAT IT'S WATERED BY THE BRETHREN AS I'D SAID DWELLING TOGETHER.
  • 13:55 BY WAY OF APPLICATION WHAT CAN WE GLEAN FROM THAT?
  • 13:59 AS I SAID A MOMENT AGO THAT IN A WORLD THAT IS SO CHARACTERIZED BY FRACTURE, BY DISARRAY,
  • 14:06 THIS DWELLING TOGETHER,
  • 14:08 THIS PREMIUM ON THAT TO ME IS A WORD THAT MODERNS NEED TO HEAR.
  • 14:13 IT SEEMS THAT WE GET OUT SO EARLY IN RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 14:17 I SAY IN MARRIAGE YOU KNOW WE MARRY FOR AN IDEAL,
  • 14:20 WE THINK WE GOT A RAW DEAL;
  • 14:21 WE GO SEARCHING FOR A NEW DEAL.
  • 14:24 WE'RE HAPPY TO GET INTO RELATIONSHIPS
  • 14:25 BUT THEN WHEN THE RAIN FALLS AND THE HEAT COOLS A LITTLE BIT
  • 14:30 WE GET OUT OF DODGE.
  • 14:32 BETTER IT IS THAT WE STAY TOGETHER BECAUSE THAT INVARIABLY TRANSLATES INTO SUCCESS IN LIFE.
  • 14:39 WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 14:41 I SAY THAT BECAUSE THE PSALMIST SAID IT.
  • 14:43 AND WHY DID HE SAY IT?
  • 14:44 BECAUSE IT WAS TRUE
  • 14:46 AND WHY DID HE SAY IT ON THE WAY UP TO JERUSALEM?
  • 14:49 OR RATHER, WHY DID THIS PSALM MAKE ITS WAY INTO A SECTION OF LITERATURE THAT'S SUNG BY PILGRIMS?
  • 14:55 BECAUSE BY THEIR DWELLING TOGETHER, BY THEIR WORSHIPPING THE GOD OF ISRAEL,
  • 15:00 IT PROVIDES A KIND OF UNITY
  • 15:02 THE RELIGION PROVIDES A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER.
  • 15:07 IT MAKES ROOM FOR DEALING WITH FOIBLES, FOR SNAFUS, FOR SINS...
  • 15:11 WE COVER IT WITH A LITTLE GRACE THAT'S LIKENED TO OIL ELSEWHERE
  • 15:14 AND WE LEARN TO LUBRICATE THE SYSTEM AND GET ALONG AND GET THINGS DONE.
  • 15:19 WELL, ALL THINGS SAID, WHAT CAN I SAY?
  • 15:22 I'LL CLOSE LIKE I BEGAN.
  • 15:25 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 15:29 "BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS WHEN BRETHREN DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY."
  • 15:42 IT'S BEEN A GOOD SEASON.
  • 15:45 PLENTIFUL RAIN
  • 15:46 AND NOW THE DAYS ARE FILLED WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.
  • 15:50 SOON WE WILL SEE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.
  • 15:54 I AM JOSHUA
  • 15:56 AND THIS IS MY LAND.
  • 15:59 IT IS RICH AND FERTILE
  • 16:01 BLESSED BY HASHEM.
  • 16:03 MANY YEARS AGO ABRAHAM JOURNEYED ACROSS THE ROADS THAT ENCOMPASSED THESE VERY FIELDS.
  • 16:08 AND GOD PROMISED HIM THAT ONE DAY HIS SEED WOULD INHERIT THIS VERY LAND.
  • 16:17 COME...SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS MIRACLE OF LIFE.
  • 16:20 WALK THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 16:24 WITNESS WITH ME THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND OF PROMISE.
  • 16:37 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL:
  • 16:45 "HOW GOOD IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER."
  • 16:49 I REMEMBER BEING IN TEL AVIV AND STANDING ON THE CORNER
  • 16:52 AND HEARING THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 16:56 AND THINKING "WHAT HARMONY...WHAT UNITY WE HAVE WITH OUT BRETHREN."
  • 17:01 TRACIE IT KIND OF FEELS THAT WAY WHEN WE'RE ON THE TOUR.
  • 17:04 IT DOES
  • 17:05 THE PASSENGERS REALLY DO BECOME A FAMILY
  • 17:07 YOU KNOW IT'S FUNNY
  • 17:08 PEOPLE THINK OF ME LIKE THEIR DAUGHTER OR THEIR SISTER
  • 17:11 WHEN THEY CALL IN TO BOOK A TOUR.
  • 17:12 THEY FROM THAT FIRST PHONE CALL...
  • 17:14 WHICH I REALLY TAKE ABOUT 30 OR 45 MINUTES WITH EACH PASSENGER...
  • 17:17 THEY GET A FEELING OF EASE.
  • 17:20 THEY KNOW THAT WE HAVE PREPARED EVERYTHING IN ADVANCE,
  • 17:22 WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE DETAILS,
  • 17:24 WE HOLD THEIR HAND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
  • 17:26 WE WANT YOU TO COME ON TOUR WITH US.
  • 17:27 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 17:29 IS MEET US AT THE AIRPORT IN NEW YORK
  • 17:30 AND WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE DETAILS FROM THERE.
  • 17:32 IT'S GREAT AND WE SEE PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER ON THE TOUR.
  • 17:36 THEY REALLY DO BECOME LIKE FAMILY.
  • 17:38 THEY HELP THE OLDER PEOPLE,
  • 17:39 THE YOUNG PEOPLE;
  • 17:41 THEY HELP WATCH THEM A LITTLE BIT.
  • 17:43 IT IS A UNITY,
  • 17:44 YOU REALLY SEE BRETHREN COMING TOGETHER IN UNITY.
  • 17:47 THEY DO AND I THINK THAT JUST INCREASES THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH YESHUA MORE
  • 17:50 WHEN THEY SEE PEOPLE AND THEY SEE CHRISTIANS CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER.
  • 17:53 THE GOOD THING ABOUT OUR TRIPS...
  • 17:55 IT'S VERY LIKE- MINDED PEOPLE...
  • 17:57 REALLY IT'S JUST THE VIEWERS OF OUR SHOW...
  • 18:00 THAT'S WHO WE CUSTOMIZE THIS TRIP FOR,
  • 18:03 WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US,
  • 18:05 WE'LL HOLD YOUR HAND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
  • 18:07 YOU CAN GO TO LEVITT.COM
  • 18:09 CLICK ON TOURS
  • 18:11 AND I'LL ANSWER THAT PHONE CALL WHEN YOU CALL
  • 18:13 AND WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 18:14 IT'S WONDERFUL PLEASE COME WITH US IT'S A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
  • 18:17 OUR OFFER THIS WEEK
  • 18:18 IS THE "PSALMS OF ASCENT"
  • 18:20 IT'S THE FULL DVD 8 PROGRAMS
  • 18:22 MUSIC...VIDEO
  • 18:24 IT IS SOMETHING I THINK
  • 18:25 YOU'LL WANT TO KEEP.
  • 18:26 EITAN JOINS US FROM HAIFA SHARING THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING TOGETHER.
  • 18:34 SHALOM, I'M EITAN SHISHKOFF
  • 18:36 OF "TENTS OF MERCY"
  • 18:37 IN THE HAIFA BAY AREA.
  • 18:38 IN FACT WE'RE STANDING ON THE SHORE OF THE HAIFA BAY.
  • 18:41 AND IT WAS RIGHT ALONG THIS MEDITERRANEAN COAST THAT A KING FROM UP THE COAST,
  • 18:47 THE KING OF TYRE, A MAN NAMED "HIRAM" SENT LOGS AND WORKERS DOWN THE COAST,
  • 18:53 THEY UNLOADED AT THE PORT OF JOPPA
  • 18:56 AND BROUGHT THOSE MATERIALS UP TO JERUSALEM TO CORROBORATE WITH A JEWISH KING,
  • 19:01 A MAN NAMED "SOLOMON", THE SON OF DAVID,
  • 19:03 TO BUILD THE VERY FIRST TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 19:06 THE STORY IS TOLD IN I KINGS CHAPTER 5
  • 19:09 AND TO ME IT IS ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING AND RELEVANT STORIES OF OUR ERA
  • 19:14 BECAUSE THE TEMPLE REPRESENTED THE DWELLING PLACE FOR GOD.
  • 19:19 IT WAS THE PLACE WHERE GOD WOULD MANIFEST HIS GLORY.
  • 19:22 IT WAS THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WERE CALLED TO COME AND WORSHIP THE LIVING GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:27 TODAY WE'RE IN A PARALLEL SITUATION.
  • 19:30 THERE'S A GENERATION OF JEWISH BELIEVERS IN THE MESSIAH,
  • 19:35 ACTUALLY THE MESSIAH, JESUS, THE SON OF DAVID,
  • 19:38 AND OUR GENERATION AGAIN IS BEING CALLED TO ESTABLISH THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN ISRAEL.
  • 19:44 INTERESTINGLY, SOLOMON ASKED HIRAM TO HELP HIM BUILD THAT TEMPLE.
  • 19:49 HIRAM WAS A GENTILE.
  • 19:50 HE WASN'T A PART OF ISRAEL
  • 19:52 BUT HE BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ESTABLISHING OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD
  • 19:56 IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL AND IN THE EARTH.
  • 19:59 THIS STORY IN I KINGS, CHAPTER 5 TO ME REPRESENTS WHAT GOD AGAIN WANTS TO DO.
  • 20:04 HE WANTS TO BRING JEWISH AND GENTILE FOLLOWERS OF THE SON OF DAVID, THE MESSIAH YESHUA
  • 20:09 TOGETHER IN ORDER TO CREATE A HOME FOR GOD IN THE LAND.
  • 20:14 AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE "HIRAMS" OF OUR GENERATION
  • 20:18 BECAUSE THERE IS A PARTNERSHIP THAT ARISES OUT OF FRIENDSHIP.
  • 20:23 THE SCRIPTURE RECORDS THAT HIRAM AND DAVID WERE DEEP PERSONAL FRIENDS
  • 20:29 AND IT'S THIS KIND OF FRIENDSHIP
  • 20:30 THAT WE APPRECIATE THROUGH THE VIEWERS OF THIS PROGRAM
  • 20:34 AND FOR ME THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY,
  • 20:37 PLEASE COME AND PARTNER WITH US.
  • 20:40 BE THE "HIRAMS" OF THIS DAY TOGETHER WITH THE "SOLOMONS"
  • 20:44 WHO ARE LIVING HERE IN THE LAND IN ISRAEL
  • 20:46 THAT WE MIGHT AGAIN SEE THE GLORY OF GOD DISPLAYED IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:50 I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT TO CELEBRATE IN THE LIFE TO COME.
  • 20:54 THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 20:58 ♪NOW MAY THE GOD OF PEACE♪
  • 21:03 ♪WHO BROUGHT UP FROM THE DEAD♪
  • 21:06 ♪OUR YESHUA♪
  • 21:09 ♪THAT GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP♪
  • 21:15 ♪MAKE YOU COMPLETE♪
  • 21:19 ♪IN ALL YOU DO♪
  • 21:22 ♪AS YOU DO HIS WILL♪
  • 21:29 ♪AND MAY YOU ALWAYS PLEASE♪
  • 21:34 ♪THE ONE WHO FINDS HIS PLEASURE IN YOU♪
  • 21:40 ♪THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS OWN SON.♪
  • 21:45 ♪TO HIM BE GLORY,♪
  • 21:50 ♪TO HIM BE GLORY♪
  • 21:55 ♪FOREVER AND EVER,♪
  • 21:59 ♪AMEN♪
  • 22:07 (MARTY SPEAKING THE HEBREW BLESSING)
  • 22:09 "Y'VARECH'CHA ADONAI V'YISHMARECHA"
  • 22:13 "MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU"
  • 22:16 "YA'EIR ADONAI PANOV AYLECHA, VEECHUNECHA"
  • 22:21 "MAY THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU"
  • 22:26 "AND BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU"
  • 22:29 "YEESA ADONAI PANAR AYLECHA" "V'YASEM LECHA SHALOM"
  • 22:36 "MAY THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU"
  • 22:40 "AND GIVE YOU HIS PEACE"
  • 22:44 ♪AND MAY YOU ALWAYS PLEASE♪
  • 22:48 ♪THE ONE WHO FINDS SUCH PLEASURE IN YOU♪
  • 22:56 ♪THROUGH THE BLOOD♪
  • 22:58 ♪OF HIS OWN...SON♪
  • 23:05 ♪TO HIM BE GLORY♪
  • 23:08 ♪TO YOU BE GLORY♪
  • 23:14 ♪FOREVER♪
  • 23:16 ♪AND EVER♪
  • 23:20 ♪AMEN...♪
  • 23:27 ♪AMEN♪
  • 23:40 EITAN SHISHKOFF REALLY PRACTICES WHAT HE PREACHES.
  • 23:44 HE BELIEVES IN WORKING WITH JEWS AND GENTILES.
  • 23:47 I WISH YOU'D REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR HIM.
  • 23:49 AND IF YOU FEEL SO LED TO DONATE TO HIS MINISTRY
  • 23:52 YOU CAN SEND IT TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 23:55 AND WE WILL GET EVERY 100 PERCENT TO HIM.
  • 23:59 I LOVE WORKING WITH JEWS AND GENTILES.
  • 24:01 HOW DOES MUSIC HELP JEWS AND GENTILES WORK TOGETHER?
  • 24:05 WELL YOU KNOW I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT
  • 24:07 AND THE PSALMS IS THE PRAYER BOOK,
  • 24:09 THE HYMN BOOK OF ISRAEL. >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 24:11 AND THE PSALMS ARE MEANT TO BE SUNG. >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 24:13 SO WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN THE SYNAGOGUE
  • 24:16 THEY WOULD SING PSALMS.
  • 24:18 I DIDN'T REALLY RECOGNIZE IT AT THAT POINT.
  • 24:20 BUT HOW DID THEY SING IT?
  • 24:21 HOW DO THEY KNOW THE TUNES TO SING?
  • 24:23 USUALLY IT WOULD BE THE CANTOR
  • 24:25 AND THEY WOULD BE KIND OF SET TUNES THEY WOULD HAVE FOR DIFFERENT PRAYERS.
  • 24:28 WHEN I BECAME A BELIEVER
  • 24:30 I NOTICED THEY DID PSALMS IN THE CHURCH.
  • 24:32 LIKE IN A REAL CHURCH.
  • 24:33 EXACTLY AND SO IT'S INTERESTING
  • 24:36 HOW THE JEWISH HYMN BOOK HAS BECOME THE HYMN BOOK FOR THE CHURCH. >>IT IS
  • 24:40 WHICH IS FITTING
  • 24:42 BECAUSE THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD TO SALVATION TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES
  • 24:46 TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GENTILE.
  • 24:48 AND I THINK PEOPLE LIKE EITAN, THEY SEE THAT IT'S WONDERFUL
  • 24:51 THAT THE GOSPEL HAS COME TO THEM
  • 24:53 BUT ISRAEL IS TO BE A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS.
  • 24:56 THAT'S CORRECT
  • 24:57 AND SO THEY SEE THEMSELVES AS FULFILLING THAT PURPOSE
  • 25:01 AND MUSIC IS A WAY OF BRINGING THEM TOGETHER
  • 25:04 BECAUSE IT'S A TRADITION IN BOTH HOUSES.
  • 25:07 IT DOESN'T EXACTLY SAY THIS IS MESSIANIC
  • 25:09 OR THIS IS JEWISH
  • 25:11 OR THIS IS GENTILE...
  • 25:12 THIS IS MUSIC FOR ALL BELIEVERS. >>CORRECT
  • 25:15 AND SO THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT
  • 25:16 AND MESSIANIC MUSIC HAS HAD A KIND OF A NICE BLUSH ON THE EARTH...
  • 25:21 PEOPLE LIKE PAUL WILBUR
  • 25:22 AND JOEL CHERNOFF AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT...
  • 25:24 AND STUART DAUERMANN...
  • 25:26 THERE'S SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS
  • 25:27 AND THEY PUT THAT MUSIC OUT THERE.
  • 25:30 AND I SING SONGS THAT HAVE HEBREW IN THEM.
  • 25:33 I DRAW FROM MY SYNAGOGUE BACKGROUND >>THAT'S RIGHT
  • 25:36 AND TRY TO INFUSE IT INTO THE SONGS.
  • 25:39 THERE'S SOME NEW ARTISTS THAT ARE DOING A LOT OF THAT.
  • 25:41 I WISH I DID A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THAT.
  • 25:42 AND ISN'T IT PRETTY...
  • 25:43 I LOVE HEARING THE HEBREW WORDS IN THE MUSIC.
  • 25:46 IT REALLY CONNECTS ME TO THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 25:49 YES, WELL HEBREW IS A VERY MUSICAL LANGUAGE.
  • 25:51 I MEAN YOU WOULD SAY IN THAT FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE IT SAYS,
  • 25:55 "AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM AND VOID"
  • 25:57 BUT IN HEBREW IT'S "TOHU VA VOHU". >>OOH YEAH
  • 26:01 WHICH ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE A LYRIC.
  • 26:03 IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.
  • 26:04 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL...
  • 26:05 AND SOME OF THE SCRIPTURES EVEN
  • 26:07 LIKE ISAIAH THEY SAY WAS A SINGER.
  • 26:08 SOME OF THE PASSAGES...
  • 26:10 WOW...I CAN'T SEE ISAIAH SINGING...
  • 26:11 "YOU'RE GOING DOWN... YOU'RE GOING OUT"
  • 26:13 WELL...I HAVE A SONG FROM ISAIAH 53,
  • 26:15 "WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"
  • 26:17 AND IT IS MEANT TO BE SUNG.
  • 26:19 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE
  • 26:21 AND IT DOES BRING US ALL TOGETHER AS ONE FAMILY, ONE CREATION.
  • 26:24 AND THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS.
  • 26:26 GOD WANTS US IN UNITY.
  • 26:28 WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
  • 26:29 "LET US ALL DWELL IN UNITY".
  • 26:32 NEXT WEEK IS OUR VERY LAST PROGRAM ON THE SERIES
  • 26:36 AND WE'LL HAVE A REVIEW OF ALL THE PROGRAMS.
  • 26:39 AND GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 26:40 AND, SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALYIM
  • 26:42 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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