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Episode: “Introducing Myles and Katharine”
Sandra interviews Myles and Katharine Weiss who provide the on-location teaching for the upcoming series on the Book of Ruth. ZLM Senior Theologian Dr. Tom McCall reviews the history of Zola Levitt Ministries.

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  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:23 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:46 I'M SANDRA AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND WATCHING THE ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS PROGRAMS.
  • 00:51 I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SO FAITHFUL TO THIS MINISTRY GOOD TIMES AND BAD.
  • 00:57 ZOLA'S BEEN GONE 5 YEARS WITH THE LORD AND HE HAD A VISION FOR ALL OF US THAT WE KNOW OUR JEWISH ROOTS AND THAT WE WOULD LOVE AND KNOW ISRAEL.
  • 01:07 DURING THAT TIME MY GOOD FRIEND, DR. JEFFREY SEIF, STEPPED UP TO THE TABLE AND SAID "I'LL HELP".
  • 01:14 HE'S DONE GREAT TEACHING, WE'VE GONE TO ISRAEL, WE'VE HAD SOME WONDERFUL TIMES.
  • 01:18 BUT NOW HE'S DECIDED TO STEP DOWN AND PURSUE SOME ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS.
  • 01:23 I UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 01:24 IF IT WERE ME I'D PROBABLY DO THE SAME THING... IF I DON'T' DO IT NOW...WHEN AM I GOING TO DO MY ACADEMICS?
  • 01:30 SO WE WANT TO WISH JEFF ALL THE BEST.
  • 01:33 I DO BELIEVE IN MY HEART OF HEARTS THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE IN MINISTRY HAVE A SEASON.
  • 01:39 WE ALL HAVE A SEASON.
  • 01:40 SOMETIMES ITS SHORTER... SOMETIMES IT'S LONGER.
  • 01:43 IT IS ALWAYS AND TRULY FOR GOD'S GLORY.
  • 01:47 SO JOINING ME IS MARK LEVITT, ZOLA'S SON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS, FAMILY, AND MY FRIEND.
  • 01:55 SO... WHERE ARE WE GOING, WHAT ARE WE DOING TO DO IN THE MINISTRY NOW, WHAT'S EXCITING?
  • 02:00 WELL WE STILL HAVE SOME TERRIFIC PROGRAMS COMING TO THE AUDIENCE WITH JEFF AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TRANSITION TO MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 02:08 RIGHT MYLES IS A PASTOR UNTO PASTORS.
  • 02:10 HE'S LED PASTOR'S TOURS IN ISRAEL.
  • 02:12 HE'S GROWN UP IN A JEWISH FAMILY, BEEN TO SYNAGOGUE, SPEAKS IN HEBREW AND WE HAVE A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD WITH HIM BEING ON TOURS INCLUDING WITH YOU THIS FALL.
  • 02:21 THAT'S RIGHT AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT JEFF IS STILL GOING TO BE AROUND DOING SOME TEACHING WITH US.
  • 02:25 SO IT'S NOT LIKE HE'S JUST FALLEN OFF SOMEWHERE.
  • 02:27 HE'S STILL GOING TO BE AROUND TEACHING.
  • 02:29 MYLES AND KATHARINE ARE GOING TO JOIN US.
  • 02:31 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE NEW MUSIC... PROBABLY... MARTY GOETZ MARTY GOETZ, PAUL WILBUR, TED PEARCE, ALL THESE WONDERFUL MESSIANIC MUSICIANS ARE GOING TO BE AROUND.
  • 02:41 NEW VISIONS... I KNOW YOU'VE GOT NEW IDEAS FOR PROGRAMS.
  • 02:44 THAT'S RIGHT AND OF COURSE WE STILL HAVE KEN BEHIND THE SCENES WHO'S A TERRIFIC RECRUITER.
  • 02:49 ACTUALLY HE'S THE ONE WHO DISCOVERED ZOLA, THOUGH MANY FOLKS THINKS IT IS VISA VERSA.
  • 02:53 RIGHT, THAT IS TRUE, I REMEMBER KEN WALKING IN TO ZOLA AND SAYING, "YOU'VE GOT A REALLY GOOD IDEA," "YOU'VE A REALLY GOOD VISION... LET ME HELP YOU GET IT OUT".
  • 03:00 I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
  • 03:02 KEN IS OUR PRODUCER AND HAS BEEN VERY, VERY FAITHFUL.
  • 03:05 ALSO OUR PEOPLE SHOULD SEEK THE LEVITT LETTER EITHER ON LINE OR VIA THE MAIL BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY GOOD ARTICLES INCLUDING SOME COMMENTARY FROM OUR STAFF THEOLOGIAN TODD BAKER, INCLUDING HIS MONTHLY "ASK THE CHAPLAIN".
  • 03:19 IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 03:20 THE LEVITT LETTER HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOOD.
  • 03:22 YOU KNOW I READ IT COVER TO COVER... I LOVE IT.
  • 03:25 AND THEN THERE'S THE HEBREW LESSON WITH JOHN PARSONS, OF COURSE COMMENTARY ON THE LATEST PROPHECY... RELEVANT TOPICS.
  • 03:31 RIGHT AND I'M EXCITED TO SEE WHERE WE'RE GOING.
  • 03:33 YOU KNOW GOD ALWAYS HAS A PLAN FOR ALL OF US.
  • 03:36 AND ITS MAYBE NOT SOMETIMES WHAT I THINK ITS GOING TO BE BUT YOU KNOW IT ALWAYS ENDS OUT JUST EXACTLY THE WAY GOD WANTS IT.
  • 03:42 SO WE'RE GOING TO HEAR SOME MUSIC... SPEAKING OF MUSIC WE'RE GOING TO HEAR SOME MUSIC FROM PAUL WILBUR.
  • 03:46 STAY WITH US.
  • 04:10 ♪BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD♪ ♪ETERNITY'S HOLY KING♪ ♪BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD♪ ♪WHOSE WORD BRINGS ON THE EVENING♪ ♪BAR'CHU ET ADONAI HAM'VORACH L'OLAM VAED...♪ ♪BAR'CHU ET ADONAI HAM'VORACH L'OLAM VAED♪ ♪O BLESSED BE THE KING♪ ♪TO THE HOLY ONE WE SING♪ ♪LORD OF HOSTS IS YOUR NAME♪ ♪O EVER LIVING GOD RULE OVER US♪ ♪NOW AND FOREVER THE SAME♪ ♪BAR'CHU ET ADONAI HAM'VORACH L'OLAM VAED...♪ ♪BAR'CHU ET ADONAI HAM'VORACH L'OLAM VAED♪
  • 04:10 (Instrumental)
  • 05:48 ♪BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD♪ ♪ETERNITY'S HOLY KING♪ ♪BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD♪ ♪WHOSE WORD BRINGS ON THE EVENING♪ ♪BAR'CHU ET ADONAI HAM'VORACH L'OLAM VAED...♪ ♪L'OLAM VAED... ♪L'OLAM VAED♪ MUSIC BY PAUL WILBUR, ALWAYS INSPIRATIONAL, I LOVE HEARING HIM AND I REALLY DO THANK HIM FOR IT.
  • 06:42 WITH ME IS DR. TOM MCCALL, SENIOR THEOLOGIAN OF THE MINISTRY, GOOD FRIEND OF ZOLA'S, MENTOR... MENTOR TO ME, I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR THE MINISTRY.
  • 06:52 I REMEMBER THAT YOU AND ZOLA MET IN 1972... EXPLO 72.
  • 06:57 EXPLO 72 HE WAS HERE WITH CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST AND HE HAD ONLY KNOWN THE LORD ABOUT 6 MONTHS AT THAT TIME.
  • 07:06 AND WE MET, HE STARTED COMING TO OUR BEIT SAR SHALOM... MESSIANIC CONGREGATION >>MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME TOGETHER.
  • 07:18 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MEANT A LOT TO HIM WAS WHEN HE SAW THE CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER PRESENTATION. >>RIGHT AND HE REALIZED THAT ALL OF HIS JEWISH UPBRINGING IN HIS YOUTH WAS NOT SOMETHING TO BE THROWN AWAY BUT WAS SOMETHING TO BUILD UPON.
  • 07:35 THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE MINISTRY WAS TO TEACH PEOPLE JEWISH ROOTS... WAS THE POINT.
  • 07:40 AND THAT EVERYTHING POINTS TO CHRIST... RIGHT TO HIS OWN MESSIAH... TO YESHUA HA'MASHIACH AND THAT WAS A WONDERFUL THING.
  • 07:48 AND WE WROTE A BOOK TOGETHER ABOUT THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE IN THE TRIBULATION AND HOW IT WOULD BE DESECRATED BY THE ANTI-CHRIST, SO THE NAME OF THE BOOK WAS "SATAN IN THE SANCTUARY".
  • 08:01 A BEST SELLER AS I UNDERSTAND.
  • 08:02 AND THEN OUR FRIEND MEL COUCH SAID, "COME ON LET ME MAKE A FILM ABOUT THIS BOOK" AND SO THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME THAT ZOLA WENT TO ISRAEL OF MANY, MANY, MANY TIMES.
  • 08:16 OF MANY, MANY TIMES... RIGHT YES AND WE WENT OVER THERE AND DID THE FILM AND THE LORD BLESSED THAT AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT WE HAD DONE TOGETHER.
  • 08:30 WE BEGAN TAKING TRIPS TOGETHER OVER INTO ISRAEL WHEN HE WAS DOING HIS TELEVISION PROGRAMS.
  • 08:39 RIGHT AND ALONG WITH KEN BERG AND A CRACK CREW OF THE PRODUCTION TEAM.
  • 08:46 SO WE REALLY GOT WONDERFULLY ACQUAINTED ALL DURING THOSE TIMES AS WELL.
  • 08:53 AND ON LOCATION YOU ALL WENT EVERYWHERE ALL OVER ISRAEL FILMING.
  • 08:57 ALL OVER ISRAEL ONE OF THE PLACES THAT WE REALLY ENJOYED AND ONE OF THE KEY FILMINGS THAT WAS DONE WAS ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 09:06 MOUNT OF OLIVES AND I BELIEVE WE WERE CLOSE TO THE CHURCH OF THE TEAR DROP WHERE JESUS WEPT AND WE WERE LOOKING AT THE DOME OF THE ROCK AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT WAS SPREAD OUT IN FRONT OF US... IT'S A WONDERFUL SITE AND ITS SOMETHING THAT WE OFTEN SEE IN PICTURES AND SO FORTH.
  • 09:29 AND ZOLA BEGAN ONE OF THE BEST DESCRIPTIONS OF THE 3,000 YEARS OF HISTORY THAT HAD HAPPENED AT THAT SITE AND THE PROPHECY THAT WAS TO COME WITH THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
  • 09:46 IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.
  • 09:48 I'VE NEVER FORGOTTEN IT AND I THINK THEY SHOW IT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE.
  • 09:53 THEY DO AND IN FACT WHEN WE WERE IN ISRAEL HE WOULD GO AND WE WOULD DO THIS 3,000 YEAR HISTORY AND PEOPLE WERE LIKE... NO ONE HAD EVER EXPLAINED IT TO THEM QUITE THAT WAY.
  • 10:02 HE WAS A WONDERFUL TEACHER.
  • 10:04 AND HE COULD DO IT BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE.
  • 10:06 SO I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO SEE YOU ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES... YOU AND ZOLA IN SOME FILM NOW.
  • 10:10 YES... ALRIGHT NOW THIS WOULD BE THE FOURTH AND MILLENNIAL TEMPLE AND HE WILL RULE AS THE KING PRIEST OVER ISRAEL THE HEAD OR THE NATIONS AND OVER ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH FROM HIS CAPITAL IN JERUSALEM.
  • 10:24 TOM, IF WE STOOD HERE... SOMEHOW IF WE COULD STAND HERE FOR THE YEARS AS THIS WOULD TAKE, WE WOULD ALMOST MISS NO PROPHECY.
  • 10:32 WE WOULD SEE EVERYTHING FROM THE TREATY OF THE ANTI-CHRIST RIGHT ON THROUGH THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, THE GATHERING OF ARMAGEDDON, THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD WITH THE CHURCH, THE JUDGMENT, THE SETTING UP OF THE KINGDOM... AND ALL OF IT... RIGHT HERE.
  • 10:46 IF WE STOOD ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES ACTUALLY SINCE THE TIME THAT ABRAHAM BROUGHT ISAAC HERE AND OFFERED HIM IN SACRIFICE ON THE SITE OF WHAT IS NOW THE DOME OF THE ROCK TRADITIONALLY... IF WE STOOD HERE ALL THAT TIME... SOME 4,000 YEARS... WE WOULD HAVE SEEN SOLOMON'S TEMPLE CONSTRUCTED HERE AND DESTROYED BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR... WE WOULD HAVE SEEN ZERUBBABEL'S TEMPLE CONSTRUCTED AND REMODELED BY HEROD AND DESTROYED BY TITUS AND THEN ALL THE REST THAT TOM SAID RIGHT ON THROUGH THE 1,000 YEAR KINGDOM AND ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL THAT GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT AND ETERNITY.
  • 11:41 THANK YOU TOM.
  • 11:42 I LOVE YOUR TEACHING.
  • 11:43 I LOVE SEEING THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 11:45 THAT WAS WONDERFUL.
  • 11:46 IT REALLY WAS AND I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH ZOLA IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND HE WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO ME.
  • 11:54 AND NOW AS WE LOOK FORWARD ITS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO MEET MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS WHO HAVE HAD A MINISTRY IN CALIFORNIA AND AROUND THE WORLD AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR GREAT THINGS TO COME.
  • 12:10 GREAT THINGS TO COME.
  • 12:11 THEY'LL JOIN US LATER IN THE PROGRAM... STAYED TUNED.
  • 12:22 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER "THE LEVITT LETTER".
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  • 12:35 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDS, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 12:44 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 12:51 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 13:06 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM♪ ♪SHA' A' LU, SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪ ♪IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM♪ ♪WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE...♪ ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪ ISRAEL IS EXCITING.
  • 13:37 IT'S NEVER REALLY ABOUT PEOPLE GOING THERE... WHO YOU GO WITH... ISRAEL IS REALLY THE STORY... EXCEPT THAT I REALLY WANT YOU TO GO WITH US BECAUSE TRACIE, ISRAEL IS WONDERFUL AND THIS PROGRAM IS LIKE THE SEASONS... WE'VE SEEN THE SEASONS OF DR. SEIF, WE'RE SEEING NOW THE SEASONS OF MYLES AND KATHARINE.
  • 13:56 SO THIS IS... WE SEE THE SEASONS... ITS WONDERFUL.
  • 13:59 WE DO AND I DON'T KNOW IF OUR VIEWERS KNOW ACTUALLY HOW DR. SEIF GOT INVOLVED WITH THE MINISTRY.
  • 14:04 HE'D ACTUALLY BEEN WITH US ABOUT 25 YEARS PREVIOUS.
  • 14:07 THAT'S RIGHT WENT ON... GOT A PHD... AND THEN TWO WEEKS BEFORE ZOLA PASSED AWAY HE WAS CALLED UPON... DR. SEIF RESIGNED HIS PASTORATE... HE REALLY... >>STEPPED UP... HE REALLY DID AND FOR FIVE YEARS SERVED US SO FAITHFULLY AND IS NOW ACTUALLY GONE BACK FOR FURTHER EDUCATION.
  • 14:22 GONE BACK TO SCHOOL HE'S SO SMART AND WANTS TO SERVE THE BODY IN THAT WAY.
  • 14:26 AND NOW TO HAVE MYLES AND KATHARINE WHO JUST FROM EVEN SEEING THEIR PICTURE I CAN TELL THE WARMTH... THEY HAVE A FABULOUS MINISTRY TOGETHER... A MINISTRY TO BELIEVERS... THEY'VE BEEN TO ISRAEL MANY TIMES.
  • 14:37 AND GOD SET UP SO PERFECTLY... A LOT OF THEIR MINISTRY IS BASED ON THE BOOK OF RUTH AND THE FIRST SERIES THEY'RE GOING TO DO IS A SERIES WITH RUTH.
  • 14:45 AND IT'S JUST A CONFIRMATION.
  • 14:46 ITS LIKE ESTHER, GOD HAD THEM PRE-PLANNED IN ADVANCE AND IT'S WHAT THE LORD DOES AND I WANT YOU TO COME TO ISRAEL WITH US.
  • 14:55 IT IS A JOY TO SERVE YOU.
  • 14:56 YOU KNOW THAT WE ONLY INVITE THE PEOPLE THAT WATCH OUR BROADCAST... THAT'S YOU... AND THAT READ OUR LEVITT LETTER TO COME TO ISRAEL.
  • 15:03 GO TO LEVITT.COM WE PLAN OUR TOURS A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
  • 15:06 WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 15:08 AND THIS IS A JOY TO SERVE WITH YOU TOO SANDRA.
  • 15:10 OH IT'S A BLESSING.
  • 15:11 I LOVE THE WAY GOD WORKS EVERYTHING OUT IN OUR LIVES.
  • 15:14 HE DOES... ABSOLUTELY WE'RE GOING TO HEAR SOME MUSIC FROM TED PEARCE... WONDERFUL MUSICIAN.
  • 15:20 AND WHEN WE GET BACK ITS MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 15:24 STAY WITH US.
  • 15:32 ♪YOU ARE GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪AWESOME IN YOUR POWER AND PRAISE♪ ♪YOU ARE GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS♪ ♪OH YOU ARE GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS♪ ♪AND YOU ARE HOLY♪ ♪THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU♪ ♪YOU ARE WORTHY♪ ♪OF MORE THAN I COULD EVER DO♪ ♪AND YOUR GLORY♪ ♪FILLS THE UNIVERSE♪ ♪AND YET YOU HAVE CONSIDERED ME♪
  • 15:32 (Instrumental)
  • 16:56 ♪AND YOU ARE HOLY♪ ♪OH THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU♪ ♪YOU ARE WORTHY♪ ♪OF MORE THAN I COULD EVER DO♪ ♪AND YOUR GLORY♪ ♪OH IT FILLS THE UNIVERSE♪ ♪AND YET YOU HAVE CONSIDERED ME♪ ♪HOW I LOVE TO BE WITH YOU♪ ♪I LOVE TO BE WITH YOU♪ ♪YOU SHOW ME LOVE IN SO MANY WAYS♪ ♪THAT'S WHY I LOVE TO BE WITH YOU♪ ♪OH I NEED TO BE WITH YOU♪ ♪YOU FILL ME WITH THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE♪ ♪OH YOU ARE GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ ♪AND GLORIOUS YOU SHALL EVER BE♪ ♪FOR YOU ARE GLORIOUS OH GOD♪ THAT WAS TED PEARCE AND HIS MUSIC.
  • 18:18 I HAVE A FRIEND WHO ALWAYS TELLS ME, "IF GOD CALLS YOU HE WILL EQUIP YOU".
  • 18:23 I'M SITTING WITH KATHARINE AND MYLES WEISS AND THEY ARE EQUIPPED FOR THIS MINISTRY.
  • 18:29 I AM SO GLAD TO SEE YOU ALL.
  • 18:30 THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU VERY MUCH SO I REALLY WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.
  • 18:33 I WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE FROM... I WANT TO KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE... I WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY CHILDREN THERE ARE... HOW DID YOU COME TO KNOW THE LORD... ARE YOU JEWISH... EVERYTHING... SO JUST START AT THE BEGINNING AND JUST DO IT.
  • 18:41 WELL I WAS BORN IN THE OLD COUNTRY, NEW YORK CITY, AND WENT TO HEBREW SCHOOL 3 DAYS A WEEK, WAS BAR MITZVAHED AT 13.
  • 18:48 AT THAT TIME I TOOK A HARD LEFT AND WAS WONDERING AROUND THE NEW AGE IN SAN FRANCISCO WHEN I MET THIS INCREDIBLE YOUNG LADY.
  • 18:55 THE INCREDIBLE YOUNG LADY WHO IS GORGEOUS AND WHAT DID YOU DO?
  • 18:58 AND I WAS WORKING IN SAN FRANCISCO AND I WAS A NEW BELIEVER AND WE MET THROUGH MUTUAL FRIENDS AND HE ASKED ME OUT ON A DATE AND SO THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF AS A NEW BELIEVER IS "I NEED TO LET HIM KNOW WHAT I'M COMING FROM".
  • 19:11 AND SO OUT AT THIS VERY NICE RESTAURANT I TOLD HIM THAT JESUS WAS MY LORD AND SAVIOR AND HE ACTUALLY SAID... "SHOOSH".
  • 19:19 WELL SHE SAID SHE WOULD SHOUT IT ON THE HOUSETOPS AND I SAID "DON'T SHOUT IT IN THE GOOD EARTH I'M A REGULAR HERE."
  • 19:24 HE WAS A REGULAR SO IT WAS A PROCESS AND I ACTUALLY WENT HOME AND I SAID "YOU KNOW GOD..." "THIS IS A JEWISH MAN" "AND I'M A NEW BELIEVER..." "I WAS THE FIRST ONE SAVED IN MY FAMILY..." "I CAME FROM A CATHOLIC BACKGROUND..." "CAN YOU SAVE A JEWISH PERSON?"
  • 19:39 ISN'T THAT A SILLY QUESTION?
  • 19:41 BUT THE LORD WAS SO GRACIOUS TO ME.
  • 19:43 I WAS WALKING THROUGH THE CAMPUS WHERE I WAS GOING TO SCHOOL AND A "JEW FOR JESUS" HANDED ME A TRACT.
  • 19:49 OKAY... THAT GIVES ME CHILLS.
  • 19:51 IT REALLY DOES... THAT GOD ALWAYS PROVIDES DOESN'T HE?
  • 19:54 HE DOES.
  • 19:55 AND VERY SPECIFICALLY HE WAS LETTING ME KNOW THAT NOT ONLY DOES HE SAVE JEWISH PEOPLE BUT HE IS JEW.
  • 20:01 HE IS A JEW.
  • 20:02 AND THAT WAS MOSHE'S... THAT WAS ZOLA'S... AND THAT WAS THE CHALLENGE THAT KATHARINE BROUGHT TO ME.
  • 20:07 SHE SAID, "YOU ARE NOT REALLY AN HONEST SEEKER".
  • 20:09 I SAID, "WHAT DO YOU MEAN?"
  • 20:11 SHE SAID, "WELL YOU HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED IN YOUR OWN BOOK SINCE YOUR BAR MITZVAH."
  • 20:14 AND SO SHE CHALLENGED ME TO LOOK IN THE BIBLE.
  • 20:16 AND SHE CHALLENGED ME TO PRAY AND ASK GOD IF JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH OF THE JEWS.
  • 20:19 SO I BEGAN TO DO THAT AND GOD JUST UNLOADED ON ME.
  • 20:22 SO WHERE DID YOU START?
  • 20:24 I'M ALWAYS CURIOUS WHERE PEOPLE START WHEN THEY SAY "I STARTED IN THE BIBLE"... WHERE DID YOU START... WHAT CHAPTER.... THAT'S GOOD... ACTUALLY I WAS INSTRUCTED BY A MAN THAT I RAN INTO... A PASTOR.
  • 20:32 I RAN INTO HIM THE SAME TIME THAT SHE WAS TALKING TO THE "JEWS FOR JESUS" I WAS ASKING GOD IN MY OFFICE AT HOME, "GOD YOU HAVE TO SEND ME GUIDANCE".
  • 20:40 THE NEXT DAY >>OH MY A YOUNG PASTOR CAME UP TO ME IN A PARKING LOT AT A COLLEGE AND HE SAID TO ME, "YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR GUIDANCE".
  • 20:48 AND NO ONE KNEW THAT.
  • 20:49 WELL THAT GIVES ME CHILLS TOO.
  • 20:50 NO ONE KNEW THAT AND HE SAID "YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR GUIDANCE AND GOD WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU."
  • 20:56 THE NEXT DAY HE BROUGHT ME A BIBLE AND YESHUA, THE JEWISH WAY TO SAY "JESUS", AND CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER, AND A SERIES OF BOOKS AND WE MET FOR HOURS AND HE UNFOLDED THE GOSPEL TO ME AND TOLD ME TO START IN THE BOOK OF JOHN, WHICH I DID.
  • 21:08 SAME WAY ZOLA STARTED.
  • 21:09 AND HE SAID, "THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME TO DO... THAT'S WHAT I DID".
  • 21:12 HE FINISHED READING JOHN AND SAID "IF YOU'RE THERE LORD... SHOW ME".
  • 21:15 EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.
  • 21:17 AND THEN SIMILAR TO ZOLA I THOUGHT I WAS THE FIRST JEW THAT HAD EVER BECOME A BELIEVER.
  • 21:21 SO I CALLED THE "JEWS FOR JESUS" IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SAID "HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE?"
  • 21:25 AND THEY SAID... "A FEW OF US".
  • 21:27 FOR 2000 YEARS A FEW OF US AND SO THAT UNFOLDED, WE WENT RIGHT ON THE FAST TRACK, I WAS 33 BY THEN SO I WAS IN A HURRY... WE WENT RIGHT TO BIBLE COLLEGE AND THEN GRADUATE SCHOOL AND RIGHT INTO MINISTRY.
  • 21:40 AND OVERSEAS WE WERE PREACHING THE GOSPEL IN THE NATIONS OF AFRICA, INDIA, RUSSIA FOR YEARS.
  • 21:44 WOW AND OVER THE TIME WE DEVELOPED OUR MARRIAGE SEMINAR "FROM THIS DAY FORWARD" AND WE WERE DOING THE MARRIAGE SEMINAR IN RUSSIA... SIBERIA YEAH ON PURPOSE OH MY GOODNESS ...WHERE WE HAD PLANTED A CHURCH.
  • 21:58 TELL HER WHAT HAPPENED ON THE WAY BACK OH, WELL... WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO HIDE OUR JEWISHNESS BY SOMEBODY SO WE WERE A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS GOING TO RUSSIA.
  • 22:08 AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS BAD INFORMATION BUT WHEN WE GOT ON... THIS LARGE GENTLEMAN WITH A BIG TORAH GOT ON AND BROKE UP ALL THAT FEAR OF LIKE "WHY WOULD I WANT TO HIDE THE MOST PRECIOUS THING THAT'S DEAREST TO ME?"
  • 22:21 RIGHT... RIGHT AND SO NOT ONLY DID WE NOT HIDE IT BUT FROM THEN ON WE STARTED KEEPING THE FEASTS IN OUR HOME AND WE STARTED SHARING WITH JEWISH PEOPLE AND PEOPLE STARTED COMING TO OUR HOME... OUR KIDS LOVED IT... THEY WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO THESE TIMES THAT WE'D HAVE TOGETHER... PEOPLE GOT SAVED... ONE MAN GOT TOUCHED AND HEALED... YOU KNOW GOD BEGAN TO REALLY ANSWER PRAYER.
  • 22:41 WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPENED.
  • 22:43 IT BECAME SO BIG WE CALLED IT BEIT SHALOM, "THE HOUSE OF PEACE" RIGHT... THE HOUSE OF PEACE AND IT BECAME SO LARGE WE OUTGREW OUR HOME AND STARTED TO MEET AT A LOCAL CONGREGATION WHERE I HAD BEEN THE PASTOR.
  • 22:52 SO THAT'S BEEN THE UNFOLDING SAGA.
  • 22:54 THEN WE STARTED BRINGING PASTORS TO ISRAEL.
  • 22:57 SEE I LOVE THAT.
  • 22:58 I THINK EVERY PASTOR OUGHT TO BE IN ISRAEL.
  • 23:00 HOW CAN YOU PREACH THIS GOSPEL IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT ISRAEL LOOKS LIKE?
  • 23:05 I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 23:06 I DON'T EITHER AND SOME OF THE TESTIMONIES... ONE MAN WITH A CHURCH OF 3,000 IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD... THAT'S A BIG CHURCH THAT'S A BIG CHURCH... >>MAYBE NOT HERE IN TEXAS.
  • 23:12 NOT IN TEXAS... BUT ITS A BIG CHURCH ONE MAN SAID, "MYLES WHY WASN'T THIS 35 YEARS AGO IN SEMINARY..." "WHY DID I WAIT MY WHOLE MINISTRY LIFE" "TO SEE THE JEWISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL AND TO EXPERIENCE IT IN THE LAND?"
  • 23:24 AND SO WE WERE THRILLED.
  • 23:25 WE STARTED CONNECTING WITH CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN THE BAY AREA... OH GOSH THAT'S WONDERFUL WITH THE CHRISTIAN AND BELIEVING COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL AND IT JUST BECAME A HEARTBEAT WHEN WE GO TWICE A YEAR BRINGING LEADERS OVER THERE.
  • 23:36 WHAT A WONDERFUL MINISTRY.
  • 23:38 AND ISN'T IT INTERESTING TO SEE THE MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS IN ISRAEL STARTING OUT SO FEW... I THINK 10 AT ONE TIME... AND NOW HUNDREDS OF MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS.
  • 23:47 THE JEWS ARE HUNGRY.
  • 23:49 CORRECT >>HUNGRY... I THINK WE'RE ALL HUNGRY WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS WORLD?
  • 23:53 WELL THE ONLY WAY TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S GOING ON IS THROUGH THE BIBLE. >>RIGHT THE HEADLINES WON'T EXPLAIN IT.
  • 23:57 THE ONLY WAY TO INTERPRET THE HEADLINES IS THROUGH THE BIBLE RIGHT... AND OUR LEADERS?... FORGET IT.
  • 24:02 WE CAN'T COUNT ON MEN WE CAN ONLY COUNT ON GOD AND THE BIBLE IS JUST RICH WITH ALL THAT.
  • 24:07 RIGHT >>EXACTLY AND THEN WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO A SERIES WITH YOU ALL ON RUTH AND YOU ALL ARE KIND OF THE "RUTH PEOPLE".
  • 24:12 IT WAS SHOCKING WHEN KEN... WHEN I HEARD FROM KEN AND FROM MARK THAT PROVIDENTIALLY YOU ARE AT THE POINT IN ZOLA'S MINISTRY TO TEACH THE BOOK OF RUTH AND THAT'S OUR LIFE STORY.
  • 24:22 AND THAT'S WHAT YOU ALL TEACH.
  • 24:24 IT IS WHAT WE TEACH AS WE USE A LOT OF THE BOOK OF RUTH IN OUR MARRIAGE SEMINAR AND THAT'S OUR STORY BECAUSE OF THE GENTILE BEAUTY RUTH PREACHED TO THE JEWISH PERSON AND TOGETHER WE CAME TO THE LORD OF THE HARVEST AND FOUND A PROSPERITY OF THE LORD.
  • 24:37 ISN'T THAT SOMETHING? IT IS JUST SUCH A... IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT ISRAEL... IT'S ABOUT US TOO... IT'S ABOUT OUR SALVATION... IT'S ABOUT OUR REDEMPTION... THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S COMFORT... I LOVE IT... THE BIBLE IS JUST TERRIFIC.
  • 24:49 AND ITS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP TOO... ITS ABOUT WALKING TOGETHER IN COVENANT LOVE... GENTILE AND JEW... AND WALKING TOGETHER IN LOVE AND BRINGING THE JEWISH PEOPLE BACK TO THE HOUSE OF BREAD... BRINGING THEM BACK TO THE PROSPERITY FROM WHENCE THEY... THE HOLIDAYS FOR ME... I LOVE THE SEVEN FEASTS AND TO SEE CHRIST IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM SPEAK VOLUMES... JUST VOLUMES.
  • 25:14 AND IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE SO MANY BELIEVERS AROUND THE WORLD... GENTILE BELIEVERS BEGINNING TO START TO UNDERSTAND THE JEWISHNESS OF THE FEASTS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR HEBREW ROOTS AND ZOLA WAS A FORERUNNER.
  • 25:25 HE WAS ONE OF A KIND... HE AND MOSHE... YOU KNOW I READ ONE OF THE OBITUARIES WHEN MOSHE DIED AND IT SAID, "THE TWO GREAT MEN ARE GONE".
  • 25:34 AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS A REAL TESTIMONY TO BOTH OF THEM.
  • 25:37 THEY DID... THE BOTH THOUGHT THEY WERE THE ONLY JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
  • 25:43 AND THEY'VE AFFECTED... I THINK EVERY JEWISH BELIEVER THAT'S ALIVE TODAY HAD BEEN TOUCHED BY ZOLA.
  • 25:47 GOD IS... YOU KNOW WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SEASONS... GOD RAISES UP PEOPLE FOR A SEASON... ITS JUST SOME PEOPLE HAVE A LITTLE LONGER SEASON THAN OTHERS.
  • 25:57 WE ARE SO EXCITED WITH YOU ALL.
  • 25:59 OH... WE'RE SO GLAD TO BE HERE AND WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OUR ROLE WITH ZOLA'S MINISTRY TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE JEWISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL RESTORED AND ALSO TO SEE THE CHURCH RISE UP.
  • 26:11 INTERESTINGLY MY HEBREW NAME IS MORDECAI... WHOA... AND SO I HAVE A REAL COMMITMENT TO SEEING ESTHER RISE UP AND CONNECT WITH HER ROOTS, RECOGNIZE HER JEWISHNESS AND SHOUT IT FROM THE HOUSETOPS.
  • 26:23 BUT IT'S JUST A BLESSING TO KNOW THE BIBLE AND TO KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL CONNECTED.
  • 26:29 THAT IT'S NOT TWO DIFFERENT BOOKS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 26:31 THERE'S A NEW TESTAMENT, OLD TESTAMENT... ITS ONE TESTAMENT FOR ALL OF US.
  • 26:34 IT'S JUST A BLESSING.
  • 26:36 WELL I'M EXCITED... WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT LATER.
  • 26:39 YOU NEED TO STAY WITH US BECAUSE RUTH IS GOING TO BE A TEACHING... WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS THE "PSALMS OF ASCENT"... I WAS SO BLESSED TO BE ASKED TO BE ON THAT... YOU'LL SEE JEFF IN THERE... WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE GREAT MUSIC... STAY WITH US... GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 26:54 AND SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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