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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.
Episode: “Psalms 134”
Sandra and Jeff conclude this series having seen many coming up to Jerusalem, seeking and praising God. On the Mount of Olives, Jeff invites all Believers to journey together to our ultimate destination. Marty Goetz sings a wonderful rendition of “Benediction.”

Caption transcript for Psalms of Ascent: “Psalms 134” (8/8)

  • 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♪
  • 00:49 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:52 I'M SANDRA
  • 00:53 I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS PROGRAM
  • 00:55 "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT" ...PSALM 120 THROUGH 134.
  • 00:59 I'M KIND OF SAD CAUSE THIS IS THE LAST PROGRAM IN OUR WHOLE SERIES.
  • 01:03 SO WE'RE GOING TO GO ONE LAST TIME TO JERUSALEM.
  • 01:06 MY GOOD FRIEND DR. JEFFREY SEIF TEACHING ON LOCATION...
  • 01:09 MARTY GOETZ WILL BE BACK WITH MUSIC
  • 01:12 AND THEN WE'LL HAVE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ENTIRE SERIES.
  • 01:15 SO STAY TUNED FOR "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT"
  • 01:20 "BEHOLD...BLESS YE THE LORD ALL YE SERVANTS OF THE LORD"
  • 01:26 "WHICH BY NIGHT STAND IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD."
  • 01:29 "LIFT UP YOUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY AND BLESS THE LORD"
  • 01:34 "THE LORD THAT MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH BLESS THEE OUT OF ZION."
  • 01:43 WHAT'S REPRESENTED
  • 01:44 BY THESE ARMS EXTENDED...
  • 01:46 THIS TRANSCENDENCE...
  • 01:48 THIS LOOKING BEYOND THE MOMENT
  • 01:50 OR FOLKS SAYING "LORD I NEED YOU",
  • 01:52 "LORD I WANT YOU",
  • 01:54 "LORD HELP ME."?
  • 01:55 ARE THEY SAYING THAT...
  • 01:57 ALL OF THE ABOVE...
  • 01:58 SOME OF THE ABOVE?
  • 01:59 IT CERTAINLY IS PERSONAL FROM PERSON TO PERSON
  • 02:02 BUT WHAT IS TO BE OBSERVED IS THAT PEOPLE DO TAKE LEAVE OF THE MOMENT.
  • 02:07 MINDFUL OF SIN AND CIRCUMSTANCE WE REACH UP TO GOD AND SAY
  • 02:11 "HELP ME",
  • 02:12 "HEAL ME AND MAKE ME WHOLE."
  • 02:15 PEOPLE DO IT INDIVIDUALLY
  • 02:16 AND I KNOW THAT BECAUSE HERE FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 02:19 IT'S HARD TO CARVE OUT SOME SPACE JUST TO GIVE THIS TALK
  • 02:23 BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT.
  • 02:25 THEY JUST COME AND COME AND COME TO JERUSALEM...
  • 02:29 SOME TOURISTS JUST TO SEE THE SITE,
  • 02:31 OTHERS TO SEEK THE LORD HERE.
  • 02:34 IN THE CASE OF THE PSALMIST, HE ENCOURAGES LIFTING HANDS UPWARD.
  • 02:38 YOU CAN GO TO THE WESTERN WALL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SITE BEHIND ME.
  • 02:41 PEOPLE WRITE PRAYER REQUESTS AND STICK THEM IN THE WALL.
  • 02:45 DIFFERENT PEOPLE...
  • 02:46 DIFFERENT WAYS...
  • 02:47 DIFFERENT DAYS...
  • 02:49 ALL OF WHOM ARE TRYING TO GET A LITTLE TOUCH OF HEAVEN HERE IN THE HOLY LAND.
  • 02:55 IN PSALM CHAPTER 134 WE COME TO THE CLOSE OF THIS SECTION CALLED "SHIR HAMA' ALOTH"...
  • 03:05 "PSALMS OF ASCENT"...
  • 03:08 PSALMS THAT WERE SUNG BY PILGRIMS OF OLD
  • 03:12 AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO THIS PLACE THAT IS IN FACT OF OLD.
  • 03:17 IN PSALM 134 IF YOU'LL LOOK WITH ME THERE, THE PSALMIST SAYS,
  • 03:35 AND OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THEY KEEP DOING IT
  • 03:38 AND MANY STREAM HERE TO DO IT, TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THIS.
  • 03:41 IN FACT PEOPLE WATCH THIS TELEVISION PROGRAM TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THIS.
  • 03:45 HERE THE PSALMIST ENCOURAGES "BLESS THE LORD".
  • 03:49 HERE IN JERUSALEM HE SAYS,
  • 04:05 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  • 04:06 I THINK HUMAN NATURE BEING WHAT IT IS,
  • 04:10 THE HUMAN CONDITION BEING WHAT IT IS,
  • 04:13 OUR OWN SENSE OF BEING ASSAILED SOMETIMES BY CIRCUMSTANCE, BY SITUATIONS...
  • 04:19 WE WANT TO TAKE LEAVE OF IT ALL IF BUT FOR A MOMENT...
  • 04:23 CARVE OUT SOME SPACE AND ENTER INTO GOD'S PRESENCE
  • 04:27 WITH THE BELIEF THAT BY VIRTUE OF SPENDING SOME TIME THERE WE'LL BE ENERGIZED,
  • 04:33 WE'LL BE ABLE TO MORE EFFECTIVELY MOBILIZE FAITH AND RESOURCES
  • 04:37 TO BETTER MEET THE TROUBLES OF THE DAY.
  • 04:41 AND HENCE THERE'S THIS SENSE OF SANCTUARY, RETREATING.
  • 04:45 IT'S NOT THAT IT'S CHARACTERIZED BY A PERMANENT RETREAT FROM LIFE
  • 04:48 THOUGH IT COULD BE SAID THAT SOME EXCESSIVELY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE GAME TO DO THAT.
  • 04:53 NO, IN THIS CASE PILGRIM'S CAME TO JERUSALEM NOT TO SPEND THEIR LIFE HERE
  • 04:58 BUT RATHER TO GET A TOUCH OF HEAVEN HERE
  • 05:00 IN THE HOPE THAT THEY WILL BE ENERGIZED TO THEN GO HOME
  • 05:04 AND GET A SENSE OF GOD'S WILL AND WAYS TO MEET THE TROUBLE OF THEIR DAYS.
  • 05:10 THIS SENSE OF TRANSCENDENT WORSHIP THAT'S REFLECTED BY THIS
  • 05:14 ONE NEEDN'T COME TO JERUSALEM FOR IT
  • 05:16 THOUGH HERE IN JERUSALEM, IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THE PSALMIST IS ENCOURAGING,
  • 05:20 "LIFT YOUR HANDS".
  • 05:22 THIS SENSE OF LIFTING THE HANDS IS FOUND ELSEWHERE BEYOND THE PAGES OF THE PSALMS.
  • 05:28 WE FIND IT IN ANCIENT ART AND LITERATURE.
  • 05:33 AS FOR ART YOU CAN GO TO THE CATACOMBS, THOSE BEING THE PLACE WHERE THE EARLIEST BELIEVERS MET
  • 05:39 AND THEY HAD THESE VARIOUS HUMBLE FRESCOS PAINTED IN THE PLASTER
  • 05:43 THERE'S PICTURES OF PEOPLE PRAYING LIKE THIS.
  • 05:47 BEYOND THOSE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS UNDER ROME, UNDERGROUND
  • 05:51 WHERE YOU GET THE TERM "UNDERGROUND CHURCH"
  • 05:53 THE EARLIEST ABOVE GROUND WORSHIP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN FOUND
  • 05:58 WAS DUG OUT OF THE EARTH
  • 05:59 IN DURA-EUROPOS, SYRIA
  • 06:02 AND THERE THERE'S FRESCOS
  • 06:03 AS WELL OF PEOPLE PRAYING LIKE THIS FROM THE 3RD CENTURY.
  • 06:08 WHETHER IT'S THE 1ST CENTURY,
  • 06:09 WHETHER IT'S THE 3RD CENTURY A.D.,
  • 06:11 WHETHER IT'S 1000 B.C.
  • 06:13 PEOPLE ARE ENTERING INTO GOD'S PRESENCE LIKE THIS.
  • 06:16 THE EARLIEST JEWISH BELIEVERS IN YESHUA, IN JESUS, WOULD BE GAME TO PRAY WITH ARMS EXTENDED.
  • 06:23 JAMES CHARLESWORTH, A PROFESSOR AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY,
  • 06:27 TRANSLATED A BOOK, A COLLECTION OF SONGS FROM THE 1ST CENTURY MESSIANIC, JEWISH WORLD
  • 06:34 CALLED "THE ODES OF SOLOMON".
  • 06:37 AND THEREIN IN THAT HYMN BOOK OVER AND AGAIN THE CALL IS TO PRAY WITH ABANDON,
  • 06:41 WITH ARMS EXTENDED LIKE THIS, LIKE WHAT WE'RE READING HERE.
  • 06:45 BUT LISTEN, THOSE EARLY MESSIANIC BELIEFS
  • 06:48 SAW BY STANDING AND PRAYING LIKE THIS,
  • 06:51 WHAT THEY GOT WAS A PICTURE NOT JUST OF ABANDONMENT AS ONE ENTERS INTO GOD'S PRESENCE,
  • 06:56 NO THEY GOT A PICTURE OF THE CROSS.
  • 07:00 DO YOU KNOW, BY THE WAY, THAT YESHUA CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS AND TO HELP PEOPLE
  • 07:05 AND HE CAN PUT A NEW SONG IN YOUR MOUTH,
  • 07:10 A SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD
  • 07:12 SOMEWHERE STUCK IN THE MALAISE
  • 07:14 THERE'S NO GOOD NEWS,
  • 07:15 THERE'S NOTHING TO SING ABOUT,
  • 07:16 THE MIND IS JUST SPINNING WITH FERMENTING DISCONTENT.
  • 07:19 GOD CAN FIX THAT.
  • 07:21 PILGRIMS CAME HERE, JERUSALEM, TO ENTER INTO GOD'S PRESENCE
  • 07:25 AND EVEN IF YOU CAN'T COME TO JERUSALEM YOU WOULD DO WELL TO ENTER INTO GOD'S PRESENCE.
  • 07:30 GO INTO A SANCTUARY,
  • 07:31 A HOUSE OF WORSHIP,
  • 07:32 TALK TO A PASTOR,
  • 07:34 TALK TO THE LORD,
  • 07:35 FIND OUT HOW IN MESSIAH, YESHUA, HOW IN JESUS
  • 07:38 YOU CAN BE BORN ANEW AND YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALONG WITH YOU.
  • 07:45 WERE THAT TO BE YOUR EXPERIENCE YOU COULD SING LIKE THE PSALMIST HERE WHO SAYS,
  • 07:49 "BLESS THE LORD ALL THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD."
  • 07:53 "AND WE BLESS YOU FROM ZION EVEN HE THAT MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH."
  • 08:04 SHALOM, I'M MYLES WEISS
  • 08:06 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS
  • 08:07 WE KNOW YOU ARE BEING BLESSED BY
  • 08:08 DR. JEFFREY SEIF'S GREAT TEACHING
  • 08:10 ON THE PSALMS OF ASCENT
  • 08:11 AND WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT
  • 08:12 OUR NEW SERIES COMING UP CALLED
  • 08:14 "THE BOOK OF RUTH: YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE"
  • 08:17 IT'S GOING TO BE HERE SOON ON
  • 08:19 ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 08:20 MYLES AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE
  • 08:21 TO BE IN ISRAEL DURING THE TIME
  • 08:23 OF SHAVUOT PENTECOST
  • 08:25 TO SHARE SOME OF THE WONDERFUL
  • 08:26 INSIGHTS REGARDING THE GREAT WOMAN OF GOD.
  • 08:29 IT'S A GREAT STORY OF REDEMPTION
  • 08:31 AND LOVE FOR ALL...
  • 08:32 YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.
  • 08:33 AND NOW BACK TO SANDRA AND JEFF.
  • 08:38 PSALM 134, VERSE 2 IS SUCH A PICTURE AND A VISUAL OF LIFTING OUR HANDS AND BLESSING THE LORD.
  • 08:45 IT IS SCRIPTURE,
  • 08:47 "LIFT UP YOUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY AND BLESS THE LORD."
  • 08:52 WHETHER WE LIFT OUR HANDS OR WE DON'T LIFT OUR HANDS,
  • 08:55 WE DO NEED TO BLESS THE LORD EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES...
  • 08:59 GIVE THANKS TO GOD.
  • 09:01 HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SERIES ON "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT".
  • 09:07 THE PSALMS OF ASCENT SPEAK OF THE JOURNEY EVER UPWARD
  • 09:12 TOWARD ZION INTO THE COURTYARDS OF THE LORD.
  • 09:16 THE PSALMIST MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THIS JOURNEY IS SOMETIMES RIDDLED WITH DIFFICULTIES
  • 09:22 BUT MORE OFTEN THAN NOT WITH BLESSING.
  • 09:27 HE SPEAKS OF DECEPTION...
  • 09:29 AND PRESERVATION...
  • 09:33 DEPENDENCE...
  • 09:36 AND STABILITY...
  • 09:39 RELIANCE...
  • 09:41 AND PERSEVERANCE...
  • 09:44 REDEMPTION..
  • 09:46 AND COMFORT...
  • 09:49 JOY...
  • 09:50 AND UNITY
  • 09:53 "THE LORD THAT MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH BLESS THEE OUT OF ZION"
  • 10:00 THE PSALMS CONTAIN A WIDE RANGE
  • 10:04 OF EXPERIENCES, OF EMOTIONS
  • 10:08 FROM AGONIES TO ECSTASIES AND EVERYTHING IN LIFE IN BETWEEN.
  • 10:14 THE PSALMS TALK ABOUT LIFE FROM LOVE, ABANDONMENT,
  • 10:19 DISAPPOINTMENT, DISGRACE
  • 10:20 IN RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 10:22 IN PERSONAL PERFORMANCES...
  • 10:24 ALL OF THAT.
  • 10:25 THE PSALMS OF ASCENT CONTAIN THAT TO VARYING DEGREES
  • 10:30 IN PART BECAUSE IT'S REAL HUMAN BEINGS THAT ARE COMING HERE TO JERUSALEM
  • 10:36 BECAUSE THEY WANT A TOUCH OF GOD.
  • 10:39 THEY WANT GOD TO HELP THEM IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 10:43 THEY DON'T JUST COME AS I'D SAID EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM...
  • 10:46 YES SIR, THEY COME TODAY,
  • 10:48 THEY'RE HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 10:49 IT'S HARD TO CARVE OUT SOME QUIET SPACE
  • 10:51 BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY HERE PRAYING, PRAISING, TALKING
  • 10:55 AS THIS VISTA IS JUST LIGHTING THEIR CANDLE.
  • 10:59 I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU BUT I DO KNOW THAT I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU.
  • 11:03 AND IF YOU'LL PERMIT
  • 11:05 I WANT TO DISCUSS SOME OF WHAT WE CONSIDERED IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT
  • 11:09 AND THEN I WANT TO TALK TO YOU PERSONALLY IN SOME PASTORAL SENSE IF YOU'D PERMIT.
  • 11:14 IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT WE HEARD GRIEVING PEOPLE
  • 11:17 THAT ARE SO CONCERNED BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE DONE THEM WRONG IN LIFE...
  • 11:21 DECEITFUL LIPS,
  • 11:23 THE MANIPULATORS,
  • 11:24 PEOPLE THAT HAVE ABANDONED THEM ON ONE HAND,
  • 11:27 DISAPPOINTED THEM ON THE OTHER...ALL OF THAT.
  • 11:30 IT COULD BE THAT SOME OF THAT SPEAKS TO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 11:34 THE STORIES OF SINNERS WANTING TO ENTER INTO GOD'S PRESENCE AND EXPERIENCING HIS FORGIVENESS,
  • 11:41 IT COULD BE THAT YOU'RE EXPERIENCING SOME OF THAT.
  • 11:43 THERE'S STORIES IN THE PSALMS OF ASCENT ABOUT PRAYING FOR BLESSINGS IN FAMILIES,
  • 11:49 IN MARRIAGES, WITH CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
  • 11:54 AND IT COULD BE THAT YOU'RE EXPERIENCING SOME OF THAT.
  • 11:58 WHEN YOU READ THE PSALMS THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
  • 12:02 BECAUSE IT IS SO DOWN TO EARTH IN THE WAY THAT IT TALKS TO HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
  • 12:09 AND NOW AS ONE HUMAN BEING TO ANOTHER IF YOU'LL PERMIT
  • 12:15 I'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT AN EXPERIENCE THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
  • 12:21 I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT FROM THIS PLACE.
  • 12:24 IT SAYS IN THE PROPHETS THAT THE WORD OF THE LORD WILL COME FORTH FROM ZION.
  • 12:30 AND HERE WITH JERUSALEM IN THE BACKGROUND
  • 12:32 I HAVE SOMETHING THAT I'M PRAYING AND HOPING IS THE WORD OF THE LORD FOR YOU.
  • 12:37 AND THAT WORD IS THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF RIGHT NOW,
  • 12:43 YOU'RE NOT IN A PIT THAT'S SO LOW
  • 12:45 WHERE GOD CAN'T HIMSELF CONDUCT A RESCUE OPERATION TO DELIVER YOU OUT OF IT.
  • 12:52 YOU MIGHT THINK THAT'S THE CASE
  • 12:54 AS YOU FIND YOURSELF IN CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 12:56 THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY UNABLE TO EXTRICATE YOURSELF FROM.
  • 13:01 IF THE PSALMS OF ASCENT TELL ME ANYTHING,
  • 13:04 THEY TELL ME THERE'S A GOOD GOD
  • 13:06 AND PEOPLE ARE COMING TO WORSHIP THAT GOOD GOD JOYFULLY.
  • 13:09 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE CAN BE A NEW SONG IN YOUR MOUTH
  • 13:13 AND YOU CAN BE PART OF THAT HAPPY THRONG
  • 13:16 BUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS YOU NEED TO DO WHAT THE PSALMIST SAYS...TO REPENT...
  • 13:21 THE WORD"TESHUVA", "REPENT", MEANS TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS.
  • 13:26 THAT MAY RESONATE WITH YOU...
  • 13:27 THERE'S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NEED TO CHANGE.
  • 13:30 THE PSALMIST TALKS ABOUT ENTERING INTO GOD'S SANCTUARY...
  • 13:33 YOU MIGHT NEED TO FIND YOUR WAY TO ONE.
  • 13:38 SOME OF US ARE WAY TOO ALONE
  • 13:39 AND THAT SENSE OF ALIENATION ITSELF...HEAR ME ON THIS...
  • 13:42 THAT SENSE OF ALIENATION ITSELF COULD WELL CONTRIBUTE
  • 13:45 TO THE DEPRESSION THAT YOU MAY WELL BE FEELING.
  • 13:49 YOU NEED TO REACH UP TO GOD...
  • 13:51 YOU NEED TO REPENT OF SINS
  • 13:54 IF THAT RESONATES WITH YOU RIGHT NOW YOU NEED TO DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SANCTUARY
  • 14:01 LIKE THESE PSALMISTS ARE DOING.
  • 14:03 IN FACT THESE SONGS WERE SUNG AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO CHURCH IF YOU WILL.
  • 14:08 AND BY THE WAY, AS YOU ENTER INTO GOD'S PLACE
  • 14:11 YOU'LL DISCOVER GOD AFRESH AS THE WORD OF THE LORD IS OPENED UP AS THE SONGS ARE SUNG...
  • 14:17 MANY OF THESE PSALMS IN FACT.
  • 14:19 BEYOND THAT YOU'LL DISCOVER OTHER LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
  • 14:23 AND WITH THEM...
  • 14:24 AND I WANT YOU TO HEAR ME,
  • 14:26 WITH THEM YOU CAN CONTINUE ALONG LIFE'S JOURNEY AS YOU GO ON YOUR PILGRIMAGE.
  • 14:33 TRUTH IS WE'RE ALL MAKING A JOURNEY FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB
  • 14:37 AND ITS HELPFUL TO BE SURROUNDED BY LIKE-MINDED TRAVELERS.
  • 14:43 WELL I HOPE YOU'RE A LITTLE CHIDED BY THAT,
  • 14:46 A LITTLE PRESSED BY THAT.
  • 14:48 I'M NOT THE LEAST BIT AFRAID TO NUDGE YOU A LITTLE BIT
  • 14:52 HOPING THAT IT'S THE LORD WHO IS NUDGING YOU SOME.
  • 14:55 AS I SIGN OFF ON THE SERIES
  • 14:57 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING
  • 14:58 AND IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ALL OF IT BY ALL MEANS ACQUIRE IT.
  • 15:02 WHEN PEOPLE BUY THESE PROGRAMS IT HELPS US PAY OUR BILLS.
  • 15:05 BEYOND THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS GO
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  • 15:11 THAT'S NOT A GOOD WAY TO MAKE MONEY
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  • 15:15 BUT HEY, LISTEN, BIBLICAL TRUTH,
  • 15:16 WE DON'T WANT TO PUT A PRICE TAG ON IT
  • 15:18 BUT WE DO NEED TO PAY OUR BILLS.
  • 15:20 HEY, LISTEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY,\
  • 15:23 FOR WATCHING ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 15:25 AND "THE PSALMS OF ASCENT" IN THIS CASE.
  • 15:27 AS YOU GO NOW
  • 15:28 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 15:30 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
  • 15:43 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 15:47 ♪SHA' A' LU, SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 15:51 ♪IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM♪
  • 15:58 ♪WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE...♪
  • 16:01 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 16:11 JEFF'S MESSAGE REALLY IS FOR EVERYONE.
  • 16:14 AS FUNNY AS IT SOUNDS "FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB" WE DO NEED GOD
  • 16:19 AND GOD IS WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING OF OUR LIVES TO THE VERY END OF OUR LIVES.
  • 16:24 IT IS FUNNY, "WOMB TO TOMB", THAT'S MY JEFF, I LOVE IT.
  • 16:27 YOU KNOW PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME WHAT IS MY FAVORITE SITE WHEN I'M IN ISRAEL
  • 16:31 AND I JUST KIND OF ALWAYS SAY "IT IS ISRAEL".
  • 16:34 TRACIE, HOW ABOUT YOU?
  • 16:35 I WOULD SAY MY FAVORITE EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL
  • 16:38 HAS TO BE GETTING BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 16:40 MY FIRST TRIP TO ISRAEL
  • 16:41 AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT CALL SAY
  • 16:43 "DO YOU GET BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN?" AND I SAY "YES'
  • 16:45 BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT THAT.
  • 16:48 IT'S ALMOST AS IF YOU MEET THE LORD FOR THE FIRST TIME.
  • 16:50 IT'S A TRANSFORMATION THAT COMES OVER,
  • 16:52 THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE SAY
  • 16:54 AND THEN REALLY MY FAVORITE SITE WOULD BE THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 16:56 IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THE SPIRIT OF YESHUA IS SO STRONG THERE
  • 16:59 BUT AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER
  • 17:01 EVERY SITE ALMOST SEEMS TO BECOME A FAVORITE SITE.
  • 17:04 I KNOW WE TALK ABOUT THIS AT THE DINNER TABLE
  • 17:06 AND I USUALLY GO AROUND AND ASK PEOPLE, AND I KNOW YOU TOO,
  • 17:09 "WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SITE TODAY?
  • 17:10 AND YOU KNOW THEY REALLY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 17:12 AND THEN THE NEXT TIME WE GO AND I ASK THE SAME PEOPLE
  • 17:14 AND IT'S A DIFFERENT SITE.
  • 17:16 AND FINALLY AT THE END THEY'RE SO OVERWHELMED
  • 17:19 AND SO TAKEN BACK BY ISRAEL.
  • 17:22 IT IS EXCITING TO SEE AS WE SAY,
  • 17:24 "THOSE LIGHT BULBS COME ON".
  • 17:25 THEY DO.
  • 17:26 WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR TOURS
  • 17:28 IS WE REALLY DO CHRONICLE THE TOURS, WE HAVE PICTURES TAKEN
  • 17:31 AND I THINK WE FORMAT OUR TOUR IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT MAKES SENSE.
  • 17:34 OUR GUIDES, YOU KNOW, OUR HEAD GUIDE 2004,
  • 17:38 "TOUR GUIDE OF THE YEAR" IN ISRAEL,
  • 17:40 OUR PEOPLE ARE WELL EXPERIENCED,
  • 17:43 WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO ISRAEL FOR 28 YEARS.
  • 17:45 I THINK OUR TOUR RUNS VERY WELL
  • 17:47 AND I WANT YOU KNOW FRIEND
  • 17:48 THAT WE ONLY ADVERTISE TO
  • 17:49 PEOPLE THAT WATCH THIS SHOW.
  • 17:51 IT'S A FAMILY TOUR,
  • 17:52 ONE OR TWO BUS TOUR.
  • 17:53 PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE,
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  • 17:56 WE'D LOVE YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 17:58 WE DO...WE ARE A FAMILY... IT IS THE BEST TOUR IN THE WHOLE WORLD...I LOVE IT.
  • 18:02 OUR OFFER TODAY, TONIGHT IS
  • 18:05 "PSALMS OF ASCENT',
  • 18:07 THE ENTIRE SERIES,
  • 18:08 VIDEOS, DRAMAS, MARTY'S MUSIC.
  • 18:11 I KNOW YOU'VE ENJOYED HIS MUSIC
  • 18:12 AND I KNOW YOU WANT TO GET THIS VIDEO.
  • 18:15 SPEAKING OF MARTY...
  • 18:17 HERE'S MARTY AND HIS MUSIC "BENEDICTION".
  • 18:33 ♪AND NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO♪
  • 18:42 ♪TO DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ABOVE♪
  • 18:50 ♪ALL WE CAN ASK,♪
  • 18:54 ♪ALL WE CAN THINK♪
  • 18:58 ♪ALL OF THE GLORY BE TO...♪
  • 19:09 ♪YOU WHO ARE ABLE TO DO♪
  • 19:16 ♪TO DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ABOVE♪
  • 19:23 ♪ALL WE CAN HOPE,♪
  • 19:27 ♪ALL WE CAN DREAM♪
  • 19:31 ♪ALL OF THE GLORY♪
  • 19:37 ♪BE TO YOU♪
  • 19:55 ♪ALL WE CAN ASK,♪
  • 19:59 ♪ALL WE CAN THINK♪
  • 20:03 ♪ALL WE CAN HOPE♪
  • 20:07 ♪OR DREAM♪
  • 20:09 ♪ALL GLORY BE♪
  • 20:12 ♪TO YOU...♪
  • 20:20 ♪ALL OF THE GLORY BE♪
  • 20:28 ♪TO YOU♪
  • 20:45 AS LONG AS THERE IS HOPE THERE IS LIFE,
  • 20:48 THERE IS HOPE FOR ALL OF US TO BELIEVE IN THE LORD.
  • 20:51 YOU KNOW IT'S JUST NEVER TOO LATE MARTY.
  • 20:52 AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 20:55 FOR BEING PART OF THIS SERIES ON THE PSALMS OF ASCENT.
  • 20:57 I REALLY CAN SEE WHY THE PILGRIMS WOULD GO UP SINGING THESE PSALMS...
  • 21:02 THEY HAVE EVERYTHING.
  • 21:03 WELL THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
  • 21:05 IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE.
  • 21:06 OH IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL
  • 21:07 I'VE ENJOYED OUR ANTIPHONAL PSALM SPEAKING.
  • 21:10 AND ONCE AGAIN WE SHOULD SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS
  • 21:14 WHICH IS WHAT THEY DID GOING UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 21:17 BUT IT WAS ENCOURAGING WASN'T IT?
  • 21:18 CAN'T YOU JUST...
  • 21:19 I STILL HAVE THIS PICTURE...
  • 21:20 I KNOW IT'S PROBABLY REDUNDANT TO SAY
  • 21:22 BUT I DO HAVE THE PICTURE OF THESE PILGRIMS GOING UP
  • 21:25 AND HOLLERING BACK AT EACH OTHER "THE LORD"..."THE LORD"
  • 21:29 I JUST THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL PICTURE FOR US TO REMEMBER ALL THE TIME.
  • 21:33 AND YOU ALWAYS SAY, "SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 21:36 THAT'S PSALM 122
  • 21:37 PSALM 122, ITS RIGHT IN THERE.
  • 21:40 "I WAS GLAD WHEN THEY SAID TO ME"
  • 21:41 "LET US GO INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD"
  • 21:44 AND I WAS THINKING HOW WE'RE ALL...
  • 21:47 I LOST MY PLACE HERE BUT I'LL FIND IT...
  • 21:49 IN ZECHARIAH 14... YOU KNOW IT SAYS
  • 22:04 WHICH WAS ONE OF THE FEASTS,
  • 22:06 THE PILGRIM'S FEASTS THAT THEY WENT UP TO JERUSALEM TO CELEBRATE.
  • 22:18 SO IF YOU WANT RAIN YOU GOT TO GO UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 22:20 YOU GOT TO GO..YEAH "THE TABERNACLE'S" IS ABOUT RAIN...
  • 22:22 IT BEGINS THE RAINY SEASON RIGHT AFTER THAT.
  • 22:24 EXACTLY AND THEY WENT UP FOR PASSOVER
  • 22:26 AND THEY WENT UP FOR PENTECOST OR WHAT WE CALL "SHAVUOT".
  • 22:29 "SHAVUOT" >>RIGHT
  • 22:31 AND IT JUST OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU KNOW PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS,
  • 22:35 IT'S ALL ABOUT MUSIC, THEY DOWNLOAD MUSIC ON THEIR IPOD. >>YEAH YOU'RE RIGHT
  • 22:39 MY DAUGHTER'S 20 YEARS OLD
  • 22:42 AND SHE'S ALWAYS HAS MUSIC GOING.
  • 22:45 AND THIS WAS THE MUSIC OF THEIR DAY.
  • 22:47 THIS WAS THE MUSIC OF THEIR LIFE.
  • 22:49 ABSOLUTELY, THEY DIDN'T HAVE CDS AND DVDS OR BOOM BOXES, THEY JUST...
  • 22:53 NO, AND THEY WENT UP SINGING.
  • 22:56 AND IT OCCURS TO ME
  • 22:58 THAT JUST AS PEOPLE HAVE MUSIC THAT IS KIND OF EACH STEP OF THEIR LIFE.
  • 23:03 YOU REMEMBER STEPS IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 23:05 YOU REMEMBER PERIODS AND SEASONS.
  • 23:07 THESE WERE WHAT THEY CALL "MOADIM"
  • 23:09 MOADIM WERE THE FESTIVALS OR THE TIMES OF APPOINTMENT.
  • 23:15 AND IT OCCURS TO ME THE SCRIPTURES SAYS
  • 23:17 THAT "IT'S APPOINTED FOR EVERY MAN ONCE TO DIE AND AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT."
  • 23:23 AND IT JUST OCCURS TO ME
  • 23:24 THAT PEOPLE SHOULD THINK ABOUT THAT
  • 23:26 LIKE IN THEIR LIFE... WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
  • 23:28 THE BELIEVERS ARE PEOPLE SET ON PILGRIMAGE... IT ALWAYS SAYS THAT.
  • 23:33 AND ESPECIALLY WE JEWISH BELIEVERS ARE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT
  • 23:37 THAT EVERYTHING IS MOVING TOWARDS ISRAEL ...TOWARDS JERUSALEM.
  • 23:41 I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHEN THEY READ THESE PSALMS
  • 23:44 NOT ONLY WHAT IT CAN MEAN TO THEM PERSONALLY
  • 23:46 BUT ALSO WHAT IT MEANS TO THEM AS A PEOPLE. >>I AGREE
  • 23:50 ARE THEY MOVING SOMEWHERE?
  • 23:52 ARE THEY HEADING TOWARD THEIR TIME OF APPOINTMENT?
  • 23:54 RIGHT AND IF WE'RE BELIEVERS
  • 23:55 WE STILL NEED TO BE SERVING GOD,
  • 23:58 WE NEED TO BE DOING OUR PRAYERS,
  • 24:00 WE NEED TO BE ACTIVELY MOVING TOWARD A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 24:05 IF WE'RE NOT BELIEVING THEN WE REALLY KIND OF NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT I THINK
  • 24:10 AND LOOK INTO OUR HEARTS AND JUST SAY "LORD, JUST SHOW ME"...REAL SIMPLE... NOTHING REALLY HARD.
  • 24:16 AND I LOVE THESE PSALMS,
  • 24:18 THEY REALLY DO HAVE EVERYTHING...REDEMPTION ...THEY'VE GOT PEACE...
  • 24:21 THEY'VE GOT PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN BULLIED...
  • 24:23 GOD TAKES CARE OF THOSE PEOPLE.
  • 24:25 THE PSALMS 120 THROUGH 134...
  • 24:28 VERY GOOD INFORMATION FOR US IN OUR LIVES.
  • 24:33 AND THAT 134,
  • 24:34 THAT'S KIND OF THE GRAND FINALE...
  • 24:49 AND THAT IS THE ULTIMATE THING
  • 24:51 IS YESHUA WILL RETURN TO ZION AND BLESS THE WORLD...
  • 24:55 BLESS THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.
  • 24:56 BUT ALSO RIGHT BEFORE THAT,
  • 24:57 PSALM 133 IS SOMETHING YOU MENTIONED BEFORE.
  • 25:06 AND WE WILL. >>YEAH AND OUR CAUSE IN THESE DAYS IS
  • 25:08 TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER...
  • 25:09 JEW...GENTILE...
  • 25:10 MALE...FEMALE...
  • 25:11 ALL OF US...
  • 25:12 YOUNGER...OLDER...
  • 25:13 ONE BODY SERVING THE LORD UNTIL HE RETURNS.
  • 25:16 BRETHREN SERVING THE LORD
  • 25:17 ISN'T THAT THE PICTURE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO PRODUCE?
  • 25:21 IS SERVING THE LORD >>MMM-HMMM..AMEN
  • 25:23 SO IF YOU HAVE ONE THING TO SAY TO PEOPLE ABOUT PSALMS 120 - 134
  • 25:26 WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
  • 25:27 WELL I WOULD SAY...
  • 25:29 IT'S A BIT REDUNDANT ABOUT WHAT I JUST SAID BUT I'LL REPEAT IT.
  • 25:32 ARE YOU ON YOUR WAY SOMEWHERE?
  • 25:34 YOU KNOW I WOULD SAY THESE PSALMS REMIND US
  • 25:38 THAT THEY COVER SO MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LIFE...♪
  • 25:43 DISTRESS... CALLING TO THE LORD... >>YES... YES
  • 25:45 ARE YOU LIFTING UP YOUR EYES TO THE LORD?
  • 25:47 DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD'S HOUSE?
  • 25:49 DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD'S PEOPLE?
  • 25:51 ARE YOU REMEMBERING TO PRAY THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?
  • 25:55 AND ARE YOU REMEMBERING THAT YOUR HOUSE IS BUILT ON THE LORD
  • 25:58 UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE
  • 26:00 THEY LABOR IN VAIN WHO BUILD IT?
  • 26:02 AND SO IT REMINDS US TO KEEP OUR EYES FOCUSED ON HIM.
  • 26:05 THANK YOU MARTY, I'VE LOVED IT...
  • 26:07 I HOPE WE DO IT AGAIN.
  • 26:08 THANK YOU >>LET'S DO IT AGAIN
  • 26:10 YOU HEARD HIM...
  • 26:11 GET IN TUNE WITH GOD...
  • 26:12 GET RIGHT WITH GOD.
  • 26:14 THANK YOU FOR WATCHING US.
  • 26:15 I ALSO PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY.
  • 26:19 I THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
  • 26:21 I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  • 26:23 BOTH FINANCIALLY AND ANY WAY YOU CAN COME TO ISRAEL WITH US
  • 26:27 I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
  • 26:28 WE DON'T DO A WHOLE LOT OF COMMERCIALS.
  • 26:30 WE DON'T DO A WHOLE LOT OF ADS.
  • 26:32 WE CAN'T MAKE THESE PROGRAMS UNLESS YOU SEND US.
  • 26:35 GOD BLESS YOU,
  • 26:37 STAY WITH US WE'VE GOT MORE EXCITING THINGS COMING ON ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 26:42 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:44 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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  1. Psalms 120 & 121
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  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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