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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 (2018)”
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 (2018): “Psalms 132 & 133” (7/8)

  • 00:05 Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved,
  • 00:11 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek,
  • 00:14 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:38 Shalom Havarim
  • 00:39 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:40 Welcome to Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 00:42 And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:43 Welcome back to our Series "Psalms of Ascent"
  • 00:45 which first aired in 2010
  • 00:47 with our Teacher, Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:49 The Psalms of Ascent are psalms or songs
  • 00:52 that were sung as travelers made their way
  • 00:55 up to the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • 00:57 I love that.
  • 00:58 A lot going on today.
  • 00:59 Dr. Jeffrey Seif,
  • 01:00 Sarah Liberman is our Hebrew Teacher,
  • 01:03 Chaim Malespin, is with us,
  • 01:05 Eitan Shishkoff,
  • 01:06 and great music by Marty Goetz.
  • 01:09 Dr. Seif will begin his teaching with Psalm 132
  • 01:12 So if you have your Bibles
  • 01:14 you might want to open them to that Psalm.
  • 01:16 Right now, let's go to our
  • 01:17 dramatic re-enactment in Israel.
  • 01:23 In the Book of Psalms Chapter 132,
  • 01:27 The psalmist speaks with abandon.
  • 01:30 "Arise O Lord and come into Thy resting place,"
  • 01:35 "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."
  • 01:50 "This is my rest forever."
  • 01:56 David was known to be a man after God's own heart.
  • 02:00 This is amply attested in
  • 02:02 biblical literature
  • 02:03 and it's so well demonstrated by
  • 02:05 his wanting so much to have
  • 02:07 a resting place for the Ark.
  • 02:10 In the Torah, the Pentateuch, so-called,
  • 02:13 the Ark of the Covenant is manufactured.
  • 02:16 But we don't have a designated resting place set out.
  • 02:21 We're told that "it is to go to the place that I will show you."
  • 02:25 Later it became very clear that Yerushalayim ,
  • 02:28 that "Jerusalem" was to be the Capital City.
  • 02:31 And David seemed so very anxious, ecstatic, in fact,
  • 02:35 about finally having the opportunity
  • 02:37 to usher the Ark into the Capital City.
  • 02:41 I think David's enthusiasm...
  • 02:44 and by the way, the word "enthusiasm"
  • 02:45 comes from the Greek "entheos" which means "In God".
  • 02:49 I think a reason why he was so enthusiastic
  • 02:51 was because David knew more than anyone how
  • 02:54 God, in fact, was the source of his success.
  • 02:57 He was thrilled.
  • 02:58 And in fact, there are many people today that
  • 03:00 similarly are thrilled in God
  • 03:03 seeing them 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.
  • 03:19 This is authentic real estate, these steps, no embellishment.
  • 03:23 Jesus Himself may well have walked up those steps along with the Apostles.
  • 03:28 The reason I say Apostles
  • 03:30 is even after the death, and the burial, and the resurrection of Yeshua-Jesus
  • 03:35 they still frequented the Temple.
  • 03:38 Luke tells us in Acts that they came here.
  • 03:40 And so Jews come to the place here.
  • 03:43 Christians come here.
  • 03:45 They come in droves.
  • 03:47 In the Psalms there's a section there called the "Psalms of Ascent",
  • 03:52 for those that are making a pilgrimage.
  • 03:54 And there is a wonderful expression here in Chapter 132.
  • 03:58 Let me give it to you in Hebrew and explain it in English.
  • 04:01 He says,
  • 04:08 And why is that?
  • 04:10 Because of the Ark's making its resting place here.
  • 04:14 Let me give it to you in Hebrew in Verse 8,
  • 04:17 and walk through it with you some.
  • 04:19 He says,
  • 04:38 Here, the Psalmist is beckoning,
  • 04:40 "Lord arise, You come into this place."
  • 04:45 David certainly gave voice to enthusiasm
  • 04:49 about bringing God's Ark in to this place.
  • 04:52 His son Shlomo or "Solomon",
  • 04:54 actually developed the place in his wake
  • 04:57 and then formally and fully
  • 05:00 the Kohanim , the "Priests"
  • 05:01 were given to worshiping the Lord here
  • 05:04 and leading people into worship here in this very place.
  • 05:08 I want you to go with me to verse 13 please,
  • 05:11 cause there's something here very significant to my way of thinking.
  • 05:15 Not to say that what I said previously wasn't.
  • 05:17 It says in the Scripture,
  • 05:19 [Speaking first in Hebrew]
  • 05:35 Oh friends, why is it that people that name the Name of the Lord
  • 05:39 have lost sight of this?
  • 05:41 It seems to me there's something abiding here.
  • 05:44 There's not just an affection, there's an abiding affection.
  • 05:48 And why do I say that?
  • 05:49 Because in verse 14,
  • 05:51 very, very clearly relative to this city and this place,
  • 05:56 he says, and I quote,
  • 06:02 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
  • 06:14 that argue, "Well you know, God kind of loved this place once upon a time,"
  • 06:18 "but He since moved on."
  • 06:20 "It's not about Jews, Israel, Zion..."
  • 06:22 "Ahhh, it's all a big mistake,"
  • 06:24 "You needn't take that seriously.
  • 06:26 Those that opt for that...
  • 06:27 and by the way, that is so much of what's called "Christianity", today.
  • 06:30 Those that opt for that, don't read this.
  • 06:33 They don't take it seriously,
  • 06:35 they don't take it literally.
  • 06:37 But those that take it literally to my way of thinking
  • 06:40 are beholden to come to terms with the fact
  • 06:43 that God has given this real estate to
  • 06:45 a particular people,
  • 06:47 there's a particular place.
  • 06:48 And Why? Because He has made His Name to dwell here.
  • 06:53 Before I get out of this take let me say,
  • 06:56 that the God who has made His Name to dwell here,
  • 07:00 similarly has developed a way were people can
  • 07:02 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
  • 07:12 that opens up, and the Lord goes into that.
  • 07:15 The expression, "Inviting the Lord into the heart"
  • 07:18 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, life is very busy in so many ways,
  • 07:28 and we can become distracted.
  • 07:30 But let me encourage you as I'm talking to you from this place.
  • 07:33 This psalmist that talks about
  • 07:35 "Arise O Lord, and come into Your resting place"...
  • 07:38 Of course, literally he means here materially,
  • 07:41 but spiritually it applies to here.
  • 07:44 I hope you get the message.
  • 07:45 And I hope you do what the psalmist said.
  • 08:03 Are Gentile Believers meant
  • 08:04 to adopt the Mosaic Law?
  • 08:06 Is there a separate Salvation Covenant for Israel
  • 08:08 that removes the necessity of faith in Yeshua?
  • 08:11 Eitan Shishkoff tackles these Questions and more
  • 08:14 in today's Resource
  • 08:15 "What About Us?"
  • 08:17 In this book
  • 08:18 Eitan uncovers
  • 08:19 concrete spiritual evidence
  • 08:21 of God's original plan
  • 08:23 for Jews and Gentiles
  • 08:24 to become "One in Messiah"
  • 08:26 and work together for
  • 08:27 Salvation of National Israel.
  • 08:29 Learn the importance
  • 08:30 of how the Gentile Church
  • 08:32 should relate to the
  • 08:33 remarkable Messianic Movement
  • 08:34 of Jews accepting Jesus.
  • 08:36 An important read for
  • 08:37 believers of all walks of life.
  • 08:39 Please call us,
  • 08:40 or go online
  • 08:41 and ask for the Resource
  • 08:43 "What About Us?"
  • 08:45 Called, "Psalms of Ascent"
  • 08:48 "Ascent" comes from the word meaning "to go up"
  • 08:50 "Transcend" means "to cross over and go up."
  • 08:54 Help us to cross coast to coast.
  • 08:57 Television isn't cheap.
  • 08:59 We don't want to just ascend,
  • 09:00 we want to transcend.
  • 09:02 We got a great message.
  • 09:03 We need your help in telling it.
  • 09:05 Please be gracious
  • 09:07 and make a kind donation
  • 09:09 to Zola Levitt Ministries.
  • 09:19 Psalm 132, Verse 14 tells us
  • 09:22 that Zion will forever be God's resting place,
  • 09:26 not for a few years, but forever.
  • 09:28 And Psalm 133 tells us that
  • 09:31 we should live together in unity,
  • 09:33 and that's important to God.
  • 09:36 Now, let's go back to Israel.
  • 09:39 In Bible times, olive oil was used for cooking,
  • 09:43 for light, for ointment,
  • 09:45 and perhaps most importantly, for anointing.
  • 09:49 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is,"
  • 09:52 "for brethren to dwell together in unity."
  • 09:55 "It's like the precious ointment upon the head,"
  • 09:58 "That ran down upon the beard,"
  • 10:01 "even Aaron's beard, that went down to the skirts of his garment,"
  • 10:05 "like the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion."
  • 10:17 Psalm 133 is one of the better known Psalms
  • 10:20 in the Christian world and in the Jewish world.
  • 10:23 Oh, in the Jewish world,
  • 10:24 in America anyway,
  • 10:26 Jews grow up singing...
  • 10:27 [Singing and speaking Hebrew]
  • 10:37 In a world that's so characterized by fracture.
  • 10:40 Fracture being felt at the family level,
  • 10:42 people breaking up and leaving.
  • 10:44 At the work level, people going in and out of businesses
  • 10:47 in places of employment.
  • 10:49 Fracture is so common, I guess the song
  • 10:51 "Behold how great it is when brethren dwell together"
  • 10:54 really strikes a chord in the alienated west.
  • 10:58 The question is really whether that's what this is talking about.
  • 11:01 Though to be sure it applies,
  • 11:04 but there's a very responsible argument
  • 11:07 that what we're looking at here
  • 11:08 is a psalm that was originally penned in what's called,
  • 11:11 "The Postexilic Era".
  • 11:13 What's that?
  • 11:15 Well Jews were coming back from exile in Babylonia,
  • 11:19 and there's Spartan few making a go of it
  • 11:22 in Israel to rebuild the ancestral homeland,
  • 11:25 kinda, sorta like today.
  • 11:28 Those returning Israelites were
  • 11:30 up against insurmountable odds, or so it seemed.
  • 11:34 Warriors were bent on getting the better of them,
  • 11:37 circumstances were getting the better of them.
  • 11:40 They really felt pressed "between a rock and a hard place."
  • 11:43 Against that backdrop then the song,
  • 11:46 "Behold how good and pleasant it is,"
  • 11:48 "when brethren dwell together in unity."
  • 11:51 The emphasis is construed less on concord,
  • 11:53 that is, personal good feeling and agreement,
  • 11:56 as much as cohabitation,
  • 11:58 people actually living and dwelling together.
  • 12:02 That's the state in Israel today,
  • 12:03 and that is people have varying philosophies, political ideologies,
  • 12:08 but people stay together as Israelites,
  • 12:12 and differences notwithstanding,
  • 12:14 together Israelites hold back the prevailing chaos.
  • 12:19 And in that sense he goes on to say,
  • 12:21 well, in this version,
  • 12:24 [Speaking first in Hebrew]
  • 12:46 The imagery here is rather archaic.
  • 12:48 It harks back to a time when
  • 12:50 precious ointment, precious oil was
  • 12:52 poured on the Priest's head,
  • 12:55 and it flowed down.
  • 12:57 What's meant by that imagery,
  • 12:58 and how does it apply to the context?
  • 13:01 Well perhaps a key would be to look at what comes next.
  • 13:03 He speaks of,
  • 13:05 [Speaking first in Hebrew]
  • 13:11 Inasmuch as the dew comes down from Hermon,
  • 13:14 and spreads far and wide.
  • 13:17 He's harking to an imagery here in nature.
  • 13:20 By the way, I was at Mount Hermon just a few days ago last week.
  • 13:25 Are you ready for this?
  • 13:26 I'm filming in the Spring.
  • 13:27 Last week, 4 feet of snow in one fall on Mount Hermon.
  • 13:32 I observe then how, as I made my way at
  • 13:36 the base of Hermon, and extending outwards,
  • 13:39 how the water was rushing.
  • 13:41 There's a place there, "Banias", known as
  • 13:44 "Caesarea Phillipi" in the New Testament,
  • 13:46 where there's little dribbles of water usually.
  • 13:48 Now, it gushes.
  • 13:51 Similarly there's a place I've shot at many times - Tel Dan,
  • 13:54 where there's a stream,
  • 13:56 and now the stream's rushing water.
  • 13:58 What happens is the water, the snow, the dew,
  • 14:02 hits Herman and from there it spreads out throughout the land.
  • 14:06 It seems that people dwelling together in Zion,
  • 14:12 seem to have the net affect of bringing strength throughout the Land,
  • 14:17 and that seems his point.
  • 14:19 And that "Strength" is God-ordained,
  • 14:22 and it is precious!
  • 14:24 Whether it comes from the rain, the snow, springs,
  • 14:27 important is watering the Land of Israel.
  • 14:31 And it seems that it's watered by the brethren
  • 14:34 as I'd said, dwelling together.
  • 14:37 By way of application,
  • 14:39 what can be gleaned from that?
  • 14:41 As I said a moment ago that in a world that is so characterized
  • 14:44 by fracture, by disarray,
  • 14:48 this dwelling together,
  • 14:49 this premium on that
  • 14:51 to me is a word that moderns need to hear.
  • 14:55 It seems that we get out so early in relationships.
  • 14:59 I say in marriage, you know we marry for an ideal,
  • 15:02 we think we got a raw deal,
  • 15:03 we go searching for a new deal.
  • 15:05 We're happy to get into relationships,
  • 15:07 but then when the rain falls
  • 15:09 and the heat cools a little bit
  • 15:11 we "get out of Dodge".
  • 15:12 Better it is that we stay together,
  • 15:16 because that invariable translates into success in life.
  • 15:21 Why do I say that?
  • 15:22 I say that because the psalmist said it.
  • 15:24 And why did He say it?
  • 15:26 Because it was true.
  • 15:27 And why did he say it on the way up to Jerusalem?
  • 15:30 Or rather, why did this psalm make it's way into a section
  • 15:34 of literature that's sung by pilgrims?
  • 15:37 Because by their dwelling together,
  • 15:39 by their worshipping the God of Israel,
  • 15:41 it provides a kind of unity.
  • 15:44 The religion provides a way for people to get together.
  • 15:48 It makes room for dealing with foibles, for snafus, for sins.
  • 15:52 We cover it with a little grace
  • 15:54 that's like an oil elsewhere, and we
  • 15:56 learn to lubricate the system and get along,
  • 15:59 and get things done.
  • 16:01 Well all things said,
  • 16:03 What can I say?
  • 16:04 I'll tell you I'll close like I began,
  • 16:06 [Speaking Hebrew]
  • 16:10 "Behold how good and pleasant it is"
  • 16:13 "when brethren dwell together in unity."
  • 16:24 We understand that being unified is not always easy.
  • 16:27 We see it in families.
  • 16:29 I turn on the news every morning.
  • 16:30 That's about the first think I do when I wake up,
  • 16:32 and I see politics going on.
  • 16:35 Also, I hate to say this,
  • 16:36 but in denominations, not always easy.
  • 16:39 Right, there's so much division,
  • 16:41 and the Bible's telling us, be unified.
  • 16:44 In Acts, they lived together.
  • 16:46 They were unified.
  • 16:47 And even in Bible times
  • 16:49 the Temple is what unified the Hebrews,
  • 16:52 and Israelites, they all would come together in unity.
  • 16:56 That's right, The Bible even says
  • 16:58 faith in Yeshua should unify all of us as believers.
  • 17:01 The Temple isn't in Jerusalem anymore,
  • 17:04 and we don't have sacrifices.
  • 17:06 The Jewish people don't have the sacrifices.
  • 17:08 What brings the Jewish people
  • 17:10 together now in our day?
  • 17:13 Here's Chaim with that answer.
  • 17:20 Some people ask me,
  • 17:21 What's the difference
  • 17:22 between the secular viewpoint
  • 17:24 and the ultra orthodox viewpoint
  • 17:26 of our Temple Mount?
  • 17:28 You know, where Haram al-Sharif is.
  • 17:29 Well, you know in the Six Day War in 1967
  • 17:32 we were able before that
  • 17:34 to visit freely the Temple Mount
  • 17:36 understanding that it's administered by the Jordanian Waqf.
  • 17:39 But only Muslims were allowed to pray there.
  • 17:41 Even Moshe Dayan said,
  • 17:43 that only Muslims should pray on the Temple Mount.
  • 17:46 Well, the truth be told,
  • 17:47 that's not what the Bible says.
  • 17:48 So those who read the Bible
  • 17:50 suddenly have a different viewpoint of the Temple Mount.
  • 17:52 And even this new Synagogue
  • 17:54 which is inaugurated under the Temple Mount
  • 17:56 is a true depiction of the mind set of the religious, those who read the Bible.
  • 18:02 They say, "Yes, we should be able to pray at the
  • 18:05 holiest site to the Jewish people in the world,
  • 18:09 which is not a holy site to the Muslims.
  • 18:11 I want to say that God's will, will be done.
  • 18:13 Let's put aside the politics and the religion,
  • 18:15 and focus on the God of Israel,
  • 18:17 and what He would want to have on His Temple Mount.
  • 18:22 Thank you so much Chaim
  • 18:23 for your great insight today.
  • 18:25 Coming up, we have
  • 18:26 Sarah Liberman
  • 18:27 with another Name for God,
  • 18:29 Eitan Shishkoff
  • 18:31 will be teaching,
  • 18:32 and we love Marty Goetz' music.
  • 18:34 Stay with us.
  • 18:36 Are Gentile Believers
  • 18:38 meant to adopt the Mosaic Law?
  • 18:39 Is there a separate salvation Covenant for Israel
  • 18:42 that removes the necessity
  • 18:43 of faith in Yeshua?
  • 18:45 Eitan Shishkoff tackles these questions and more
  • 18:47 in today's Resource,
  • 18:49 "What About Us?"
  • 18:51 In this book Eitan uncovers
  • 18:53 concrete Scriptural evidence
  • 18:55 of God's original plan
  • 18:56 for Jews and Gentiles
  • 18:58 to become One in Messiah,
  • 19:00 and work together for
  • 19:01 Salvation of National Israel.
  • 19:03 Learn the importance
  • 19:04 of how the Gentile Church
  • 19:05 should relate to the
  • 19:06 remarkable Messianic movement
  • 19:08 of Jews accepting Jesus.
  • 19:10 An important read for Believers
  • 19:11 of all walks of life.
  • 19:13 Please call us,
  • 19:14 or go online
  • 19:15 and ask for the Resource
  • 19:16 "What About Us?"
  • 19:28Sha'a'lu shalom Yerushalayim
  • 19:31Sha'a'lu Sha'a'lu Shalom . ♪
  • 19:35 ♪ In the Holy City of Jerusalem, ♪
  • 19:42 ♪ We will pray for Peace ♪
  • 19:45Sha'a'lu Shalom . ♪♪
  • 19:55 David and I would love to personally invite you
  • 19:58 to go with us on a Zola Tour.
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  • 20:26 Now let's go to Israel,
  • 20:27 to Sarah Liberman
  • 20:28 and our Hebrew Lesson.
  • 20:36 Shalom Havarim !
  • 20:37 We're here in the City of Jerusalem
  • 20:39 talking about the Names of God.
  • 20:42 Now, one of the most powerful Names that you can use
  • 20:45 in your prayer life and in your worship
  • 20:47 is Ayl Eh-meht
  • 20:49 which means "The God of Truth".
  • 20:51 The word for God in Hebrew is " Ayl ",
  • 20:53 and the word for Truth is " Eh-meht ".
  • 20:56 Now it's incredible to think that God
  • 20:59 gives us His Word, His Truth.
  • 21:01 And it says that the Word of God
  • 21:03 is alive, it's powerful.
  • 21:06 This Truth is transformational.
  • 21:08 And Yeshua says in John Chapter 8
  • 21:11 that you shall know the truth,
  • 21:13 and the truth will set you free.
  • 21:15 Ayl Eh-meht
  • 21:17 As we worship Him,
  • 21:18 as we lift Him up this week we can
  • 21:21 celebrate God to say,
  • 21:23 God, you are the God of Truth.
  • 21:26 You are the God who sets me free.
  • 21:28 I worship you Adonai Ayl Eh-meht !
  • 21:34 I love this Name of God which means "Truth".
  • 21:36 Are you ready to say it with us?
  • 21:38 Let's say it.
  • 21:38 Adonai Ayl Eh-meht
  • 21:41 And Sarah has been teaching us
  • 21:42 the Hebrew Names for God this whole Series,
  • 21:45 So we're so thankful.
  • 21:46 Now let's go to Eitan in Northern Israel.
  • 21:54 Shalom,
  • 21:55 I'm Eitan Shishkoff of
  • 21:56 "Tents of Mercy"
  • 21:57 in the Haifa Bay area.
  • 21:59 In fact, we're standing on
  • 22:00 the Shore of the Haifa Bay,
  • 22:02 and it was right along this Mediterranean Coast
  • 22:05 that a King from up the Coast,
  • 22:07 the King of Tyre,
  • 22:08 a man named Hiram,
  • 22:10 sent logs and workers down the Coast,
  • 22:13 that they unloaded at the Port of Jaffa,
  • 22:16 and brought those materials up to Jerusalem,
  • 22:19 to cooperate with a Jewish King,
  • 22:21 a man named Solomon the son of David,
  • 22:23 to build the very first Temple in Jerusalem.
  • 22:26 The story is told in I Kings Chapter 5,
  • 22:29 and to me it is one of the most fascinating,
  • 22:32 and relevant stories of our era because
  • 22:35 the Temple represented the Dwelling Place for God.
  • 22:39 It was the place where God would manifest His Glory.
  • 22:42 It was a place where people were called
  • 22:44 to come and worship the Living God of Israel.
  • 22:47 Today we are in a parallel situation.
  • 22:51 There's a generation of Jewish believers in the Messiah,
  • 22:55 actually the Messiah-Jesus, the Son of David,
  • 22:59 and our generation, again, is being called
  • 23:01 to establish the Presence of God in Israel.
  • 23:04 Interestingly, Solomon asked Hiram to help him build that Temple.
  • 23:08 Hiram was a Gentile.
  • 23:10 He wasn't a part of Israel,
  • 23:12 but he became an integral part of the establishing of the Presence of God
  • 23:16 in the Land of Israel in the Earth.
  • 23:19 This story in I Kings 5
  • 23:21 to me represents what God again wants to do.
  • 23:24 He wants to bring Jewish and Gentile followers of
  • 23:27 the Son of David, the Messiah-Yeshua, together
  • 23:30 in order to create a home for God in the Land.
  • 23:35 And we are grateful for the Hirams of our generation,
  • 23:39 because there is a partnership that arises out of friendship.
  • 23:43 The Scripture records that Hiram and David
  • 23:46 were deep, personal friends.
  • 23:49 And it's this kind of friendship
  • 23:50 that we appreciate through the viewers of this program.
  • 23:53 And for me this is an opportunity to say,
  • 23:57 Please come and partner with us.
  • 24:00 Be the Hirams of this day,
  • 24:02 together with the Solomons who are
  • 24:04 living here, in the Land of Israel,
  • 24:06 that we might again see the Glory of God displayed in Israel.
  • 24:10 I believe we're going to have a lot to celebrate in the life to come.
  • 24:14 Thank you so much.
  • 24:18 ♪ Now may the God of Peace ♪
  • 24:23 ♪ who brought up from the dead ♪
  • 24:26 ♪ Our Yeshua ♪
  • 24:29 ♪ that Great Shepherd of the Sheep ♪
  • 24:35 ♪ make you complete in all you do ♪
  • 24:42 ♪ as you do His will. ♪
  • 24:49 ♪ And may you always please ♪
  • 24:53 ♪ the One who finds His pleasure in you ♪
  • 25:00 ♪ Through the Blood of His own Son, ♪
  • 25:05 ♪ To Him be Glory, to Him be Glory ♪
  • 25:14 ♪ Forever and ever, Amen. ♪
  • 25:28 Y'varech'cha Adonai vi'yishmarecha
  • 25:33 "May the Lord bless you and keep you."
  • 25:36 Ya'eir Adonai panov aylecha, veechunecha
  • 25:41 "May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you"
  • 25:49 Yeesa Adonai panar aylecha V'yasem lecha Shalom
  • 25:56 "May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His peace."
  • 26:04 ♪ And may you always please ♪
  • 26:08 ♪ the One who finds such pleasure in you ♪
  • 26:16 ♪ Through the Blood of His own Son, ♪
  • 26:24 ♪ To Him be Glory, to You be Glory ♪
  • 26:34 ♪ Forever and ever, Amen. ♪♪
  • 26:47 What a great message today with this song,
  • 26:49 that He is the God of Peace.
  • 26:51 Dr. Seif today taught us
  • 26:53 that peace and unity go hand in hand
  • 26:56 and they work together.
  • 26:57 That's right,
  • 26:59 we should all walk daily in unity and peace.
  • 27:01 Kirsten, read that Scripture.
  • 27:02 You bet.
  • 27:03 Psalm 133, Verse 1.
  • 27:05 A great reminder from today.
  • 27:13 And now as we wait for His return,
  • 27:15 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:17 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.
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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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