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Episode: “A New Season of Ministry”
Sandra interviews Myles and Katharine Weiss who provide the on-location teaching for the upcoming series on Ruth. Senior Theologian Dr. Tom McCall reviews the history of Zola Levitt Ministries. Tracie Robbins talks about upcoming tours to Israel.

Caption transcript for “A New Season of Ministry”

  • 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
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:44 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:46 I'M SANDRA AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.
  • 00:49 WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SEASONS
  • 00:51 AND HOW GOD USES US FOR A SEASON.
  • 00:54 LATER IN THE PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO MEET MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS
  • 00:57 AND THEY'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT RUTH.
  • 00:59 RIGHT NOW I AM GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU TO MY GOOD FRIEND DR. TOM MCCALL.
  • 01:03 YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO THE MINISTRY.
  • 01:05 AND RAHAB IS ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT YOU AND ZOLA DID TOGETHER.
  • 01:08 YES IT'S ALWAYS GREAT
  • 01:10 TO BE BACK HERE
  • 01:11 WITH YOU SANDRA
  • 01:12 AND... YES,
  • 01:13 RAHAB FEATURES VERY PROMINENTLY
  • 01:15 IN THE DESTRUCTION OF JERICHO
  • 01:19 WHEN THE ISRAELITES FIRST TOOK OVER THE LAND BACK 1500 B.C.
  • 01:26 THEREABOUTS.
  • 01:27 AND HERE WE HAVE THE STATEMENT OF RAHAB...
  • 01:31 SHE WAS A WOMAN OF FAITH;
  • 01:33 SHE HAD GIVEN REFUGE
  • 01:34 TO THE SPIES SENT OUT FROM JOSHUA.
  • 01:37 BUT A GENTILE >>AND A GENTILE
  • 01:39 THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING >>A JERICHO-ITE
  • 01:41 YEAH... RUTH AND RAHAB...
  • 01:42 GENTILE WOMEN...
  • 01:43 WONDERFUL WOMEN OF FAITH.
  • 01:45 BUT SHE HAD FAITH...
  • 01:47 SHE HAD FAITH IN THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 01:48 SHE SAYS THAT "I KNOW THAT THE LORD, YAHWEH,"
  • 01:51 "THE LORD HAS GIVEN THIS LAND TO YOU"
  • 01:53 "AND THAT A GREAT FEAR OF YOU HAS FALLEN ON US"
  • 01:57 "SO THAT ALL WHO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY ARE MELTING IN FEAR BECAUSE OF YOU."
  • 02:02 "WE HAVE HEARD HOW THE LORD DRIED UP THE WATER OF THE RED SEA"...
  • 02:07 AND SHE GOES ON AND ON RECOUNTING THE GREAT VICTORIES
  • 02:10 THAT THE LORD HAD GIVEN ISRAEL
  • 02:13 AND THEY KNEW THAT THEY WERE HEADED FOR JERICHO.
  • 02:16 BUT SHE BELIEVED THE LORD
  • 02:18 AND THE LORD DID SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR HER
  • 02:21 AND SPARED HER FAMILY WHEN THE WALLS OF JERICHO FELL
  • 02:26 AND SHE MARRIED INTO THE FAMILY OF ISRAEL...
  • 02:32 SALMON WAS HIS NAME
  • 02:34 AND THEIR SON WAS BOAZ, IN THE BOOK OF RUTH.
  • 02:40 BOAZ...WHICH TIES RIGHT IN WITH THE PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO DO ON RUTH.
  • 02:43 AND BOAZ BECAME THE HUSBAND OF RUTH AND WHO WAS ALSO A GENTILE.
  • 02:47 BUT KEEP GOING WITH THAT...
  • 02:48 KEEP GOING WITH THE GENEALOGY.
  • 02:50 WELL THEN FROM THERE
  • 02:52 WE FIND THAT THE DESCENDENT OF BOAZ AND RUTH WAS NONE OTHER THAN DAVID.
  • 03:00 THEN KING DAVID >>THE KING
  • 03:01 AND IT WAS AN AMAZING THING.
  • 03:04 IN FACT, THAT'S ALL GIVEN IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE BOOK OF RUTH...
  • 03:09 THAT'S WONDERFUL
  • 03:10 THE GENEALOGY...
  • 03:11 IT IS...IT REALLY IS
  • 03:12 FROM PEREZ, THE SON OF JUDAH DOWN TO DAVID THE KING.
  • 03:16 I REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THE OLD VIDEOS, THE OLD TAPES OR WHATEVER THEY CALL THEM NOW
  • 03:22 OF YOU AND ZOLA OUT TEACHING ALL AROUND ISRAEL.
  • 03:25 ONE OF THE PLACES WAS JERICHO.
  • 03:27 YEAH THAT'S TRUE.
  • 03:28 AND IT WAS A GREAT TIME WE WERE THERE.
  • 03:31 THAT IS TRUE WE ARE AS WE SAY,
  • 03:33 "FOR SUCH A SEASON AS THIS"
  • 03:35 WE ALL HAVE OUR SEASONS
  • 03:37 AND I'M EXCITED TO HEAR KATHARINE AND MYLES
  • 03:40 AND I REALLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE MINISTRY.
  • 03:43 GREAT...IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH YOU SANDRA.
  • 03:45 YEAH...LETS GO TO JERICHO AND SEE TOM.
  • 03:49 SHE IS IN THE MOST WONDERFUL, GENEALOGICAL LINE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.
  • 03:54 WHAT A BLESSING GOD GAVE TO RAHAB.
  • 03:57 AND THE PARALLELS THAT WE COULD DRAW ARE REALLY VERY OBVIOUS.
  • 04:03 THERE NEED TO BE MORE PEOPLE LIKE RAHAB
  • 04:06 AND WE SHOULD BELIEVE LIKE RAHAB DID
  • 04:11 THAT GOD HAS GIVEN THE LAND TO THEM
  • 04:13 AND WE SHOULD DO
  • 04:14 EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THEM.
  • 04:15 THIS PARADE OF PILGRIMS
  • 04:17 ARRIVING IN THESE BUSES,
  • 04:19 PULLING UP TO THESE
  • 04:20 ANCIENT SITES ALL DAY LONG
  • 04:23 SHOULD ALWAYS STAND BEHIND ISRAEL.
  • 04:25 IT'S A SAD THING BECAUSE IN SOME QUARTERS TODAY,
  • 04:28 EVEN IN SOME SEMINARIES
  • 04:30 THERE ARE PEOPLE PULLING AWAY FROM THE IDEA OF ISRAEL BEING A FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY.
  • 04:34 THAT'S SIMPLY NOT BIBLICAL
  • 04:35 AND IT'S EASY WHEN YOU COME HERE TO SEE THAT.
  • 05:01 IT IS INTERESTING HOW GOD USES US ALL, EVERY ONE OF US,
  • 05:06 JEWS AND GENTILE TO FURTHER HIS KINGDOM.
  • 05:09 IT ALWAYS GETS ME EXCITED WHEN I HEAR STORIES OF PEOPLE KNOWING WHERE GOD WANTS THEM TO GO.
  • 05:15 TOM WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SEASONS AND CHANGES
  • 05:18 AND YOU KNOW ZOLA WAS FOR A SEASON
  • 05:21 AND NOW MYLES AND KATHARINE ARE HERE.
  • 05:22 THEY'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT RUTH.
  • 05:24 WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME GREAT THINGS WITH THIS MINISTRY.
  • 05:26 OH I KNOW THAT'S TRUE.
  • 05:28 I LOOK BACK AT THE TIMES THAT ZOLA AND I HAVE SPENT
  • 05:31 OVER IN ISRAEL AND THE PLACES THAT WE WENT...JERICHO...
  • 05:36 AND JERUSALEM...
  • 05:38 AND ALL OVER ISRAEL...
  • 05:39 IN GALILEE WHICH HE LOVED SO MUCH...
  • 05:42 CAESAREA...
  • 05:44 EVERYTHING WAS JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE BEING WITH ZOLA ON ALL THOSE TRIPS.
  • 05:49 AND AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
  • 05:52 WE SEE THAT THE MINISTRY IS CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON ISRAEL.
  • 05:57 YEAH...THE VISION IS THE SAME ISN'T IT?
  • 05:59 AND JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
  • 06:00 AND ALL THE THINGS THAT THIS MINISTRY IS FAMOUS FOR.
  • 06:02 AND NOW, HAVING MET MYLES AND KATHARINE
  • 06:07 I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT THE LORD IS REALLY BLESSING THIS
  • 06:12 AND IS GOING TO MOVE THE MINISTRY RIGHT ALONG
  • 06:15 AND IT WILL BE A BLESSING TO THE PEOPLE.
  • 06:20 JEWS AND GENTILES >>JEWS AND GENTILES
  • 06:22 ISN'T IT GREAT?
  • 06:23 HE IS JEWISH... MESSIANIC...
  • 06:25 AND SHE IS GENTILE...
  • 06:26 THE STORY OF RUTH RIGHT THERE IN A NUTSHELL.
  • 06:27 IT'S A GREAT TEAM AND YES IT'S THEIR OWN STORY OF RUTH TOGETHER
  • 06:32 AND HOW GOD BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
  • 06:34 BUT THIS IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE
  • 06:37 AND THE LORD'S WORK IS GOING TO CONTINUE
  • 06:40 RIGHT HERE IN THE ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRY.
  • 06:42 I BELIEVE IN MY HEART...
  • 06:44 EVERYONE HAS A SEASON
  • 06:45 AND IT HAS A LENGTH
  • 06:47 AND WE JUST NEED TO DO WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO WHEN HE WANTS US TO DO IT
  • 06:50 AND LET HIM TAKE CARE OF ALL THE REST.
  • 06:51 ABSOLUTELY
  • 06:53 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 06:58 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 07:02 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
  • 07:04 "THE LEVITT LETTER".
  • 07:05 WHEN YOU CALL BE SURE TO ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOGUE
  • 07:08 WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 07:12 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE,
  • 07:13 "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES"
  • 07:16 INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDS, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 07:20 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 07:24 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 07:27 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 07:43 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 07:46 ♪SHA' A' LU, SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 07:50 ♪IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM♪
  • 07:57 ♪WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE...♪
  • 08:00 ♪SHA' A' LU SHALOM♪
  • 08:11 ISRAEL IS ABOUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
  • 08:15 YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NEW FAMILY,
  • 08:17 WE'VE GOT NEW FAMILY WITH MYLES AND KATHARINE...
  • 08:19 THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY.
  • 08:20 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE NEW FRIENDS AND NEW FAMILIES IN ISRAEL.
  • 08:23 WE ARE
  • 08:24 AND I'M JUST SO DELIGHTED
  • 08:25 TO HAVE MYLES AND KATHARINE.
  • 08:26 THEIR SPIRITUAL HERITAGE,
  • 08:27 JUST THROUGH THEIR MARRIAGE...
  • 08:29 THEY'VE BEEN MARRIED 25 YEARS...THEY HAVE CO-LABORED IN MINISTRY
  • 08:32 DOING COUNSELING, LED MANY TOURS TO ISRAEL IN THE PAST.
  • 08:35 PASTOR TOURS...LOVE IT >>YES ABSOLUTELY
  • 08:38 THEY HAVE BEEN GUIDES, THEY HAVE BEEN PASTORS,
  • 08:41 THEY REALLY KNOW THE HEART OF ISRAEL
  • 08:43 AND TO HAVE THEM ON TOUR IS SUCH A PRIVILEGE.
  • 08:45 IT IS A WONDERFUL BLESSING.
  • 08:46 AND WE DO BECOME FAMILY ON THE TOURS...
  • 08:49 WE LOOK OUT AFTER EACH OTHER...
  • 08:51 WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER...
  • 08:52 WE MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS WHERE THEY NEED TO BE.
  • 08:55 WE DO AND I DON'T THINK PEOPLE REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS WHEN PEOPLE COME TO ISRAEL.
  • 09:00 YOU KNOW WHEN YOU COME WITH US TO ISRAEL
  • 09:02 YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO BE OVERWHELMED BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD.
  • 09:05 AND TO BE ON A TOUR WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
  • 09:08 WHO HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE BROADCAST WITH YOU...
  • 09:10 SANDRA JUST THE PRIVILEGE OF THIS BROADCAST BEING ON 30 PLUS YEARS...
  • 09:13 BUT ON TOUR WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT WATCH THE SHOW,
  • 09:16 THAT READ THE NEWSLETTER,
  • 09:18 AND WE TRULY DO GEL TOGETHER.
  • 09:20 WHEN YOU'RE AT THE WAILING WALL,
  • 09:21 WHEN YOU'RE IN THE JORDAN RIVER,
  • 09:23 WHEN YOU'RE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE...
  • 09:25 WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US FRIEND.
  • 09:26 GO TO LEVITT.COM
  • 09:28 CLICK ON TOURS
  • 09:30 I DO ENCOURAGE YOU
  • 09:31 TO REGISTER EARLY
  • 09:32 CAUSE WE DO SELL OUT ABOUT
  • 09:33 3 OR 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE
  • 09:34 SO CALL MEIN THE OFFICE
  • 09:36 1-800-WONDERS
  • 09:37 AND I WOULD LOVE TO
  • 09:38 TALK WITH YOU PERSONALLY.
  • 09:39 WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO THE SERIES ON RUTH. >>YES
  • 09:41 HOW AMAZING...RUTH WENT BACK TO ISRAEL...
  • 09:44 WAS NOT FROM ISRAEL...
  • 09:46 AND WENT TO ISRAEL...
  • 09:48 THE LAND THAT SHE NOW SAID, "YOUR GOD WILL BE MY GOD".
  • 09:51 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 09:52 I THINK THAT'S INCREDIBLY ENCOURAGING.
  • 09:54 IT IS ENCOURAGING AND PEOPLE WILL FEEL THAT...
  • 09:56 THEY'LL FEEL THAT SPIRIT OVER THERE
  • 09:58 AND WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US.
  • 09:59 ABSOLUTELY, YOU NEED TO COME NOW...
  • 10:01 IT'S A WONDERFUL TRIP!
  • 10:03 I ALSO WANT YOU TO GET
  • 10:04 THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 10:05 THIS IS FULL OF INFORMATION
  • 10:06 ABOUT ISRAEL...
  • 10:07 IT'S FULL OF INFORMATION
  • 10:08 ABOUT THE TOUR...
  • 10:10 GREAT ARTICLES...GREAT ARTICLES
  • 10:12 I GET IT IN THE MAIL
  • 10:14 AND I THINK
  • 10:15 "I'M JUST GOING TO READ A COUPLE OF PAGES"
  • 10:17 AND I SIT DOWN
  • 10:18 AND I READ THE WHOLE THING.
  • 10:19 I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO ENJOY IT.
  • 10:20 YOU KNOW WE'VE DONE THIS
  • 10:21 "PSALMS OF ASCENT"
  • 10:22 AND EVERYONE HAS COMMENTED
  • 10:24 HOW WONDERFUL MARTY GOETZ IS.
  • 10:26 WE'RE GOING TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT MORE OF MARTY GOETZ' MUSIC.
  • 10:29 HERE'S MARTY AND THE PSALMS OF ASCENT.
  • 10:31 HERE IS HIS MUSIC
  • 10:37 ♪MY SOUL WAIT THOUGH ONLY,♪
  • 10:42 ♪ONLY UPON GOD♪
  • 10:45 ♪FOR FROM HIM IS MY EXPECTATION♪
  • 10:52 ♪MY SOUL WAIT THOUGH ONLY,♪
  • 10:56 ♪ONLY UPON GOD♪
  • 10:59 ♪FOR FROM HIM IS MY EXPECTATION♪
  • 11:12 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 11:14 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 11:19 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 11:21 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 11:26 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 11:28 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 11:32 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 11:34 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 11:44 ♪MY MESSIAH ONLY,♪
  • 11:47 ♪HE ONLY IS MY ROCK♪
  • 11:50 ♪HE'S THE HORN OF MY SALVATION♪
  • 11:58 ♪MY LORD YESHUA ONLY♪
  • 12:01 ♪HE ONLY IS MY ROCK♪
  • 12:04 ♪HE IS THE HORN OF MY SALVATION♪
  • 12:17 ♪OH... HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 12:19 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 12:23 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 12:26 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 12:30 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 12:33 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 12:37 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 12:39 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 12:49 ♪SH'MA YISRAEL ADONAI ELOHENU♪
  • 12:57 ♪ADONAI, ADONAI ECHAD♪
  • 13:07 ♪BARUCH SHEM K'VOD MALCHUTO♪
  • 13:14 ♪L'OLAM OLAM VAED♪
  • 13:27 ♪HE... IS... MY DEFENSE♪
  • 13:31 ♪AND I SHALL NOT...BE...MOVED♪
  • 13:36 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 13:38 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 13:45 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 13:47 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 13:51 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 13:53 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 13:56 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 14:00 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 14:04 ♪HE IS MY DEFENSE♪
  • 14:06 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 14:09 ♪I SHALL NOT BE MOVED♪
  • 14:12 ♪NO... I SHALL NOT...♪
  • 14:15 ♪BE... MOVED♪
  • 14:31 WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME MAKING THE "PSALMS OF ASCENT".
  • 14:34 THAT WAS MARTY GOETZ AND HIS MUSIC AND IT WAS WONDERFUL.
  • 14:37 WE'RE NOW GETTING READY TO DO THE RUTH SERIES WITH MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 14:42 WELCOME...I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN.
  • 14:44 I LOVE THE RUTH STORY.
  • 14:45 IT'S SUCH A SIMPLE STORY
  • 14:47 AND YET IT GETS A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED IF YOU REALLY START STUDYING IT.
  • 14:51 IT'S REALLY TRUE.
  • 14:52 IT'S AN AMAZING STORY
  • 14:53 THAT STANDS ALONE AS
  • 14:54 A WORK OF LITERATURE.
  • 14:56 BUT IT IS AN AMAZING LOVE STORY ON SO MANY LEVELS.
  • 14:59 SO GIVE ME A LEVEL.
  • 15:00 OKAY... THE FIRST LEVEL IS THE STORY OF RUTH AND NAOMI,
  • 15:04 THE LOVE STORY OF A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND A MOTHER-IN-LAW.
  • 15:08 THAT HAS A LOT OF PERSONAL MEANING FOR US
  • 15:10 BECAUSE MY MOM BECAME A BELIEVER.
  • 15:12 MY JEWISH MOTHER BECAME A BELIEVER BEFORE SHE WENT TO HEAVEN
  • 15:15 AND THE END OF HER LIFE THE FACE THAT SHE RECOGNIZED WAS MY WIFE.
  • 15:19 OH HOW TOUCHING.
  • 15:20 HER GENTILE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
  • 15:22 SO WE HAVE A PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH THIS.
  • 15:23 BUT IT WASN'T AS TOUCHING
  • 15:26 AS YOU MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT
  • 15:27 BECAUSE AT FIRST
  • 15:28 I WAS AN ASSAULT BEING A GENTILE
  • 15:30 AND SO I HAD TO DRAW ON GOD'S LOVE
  • 15:33 JUST LIKE RUTH DID
  • 15:35 TO BRING NAOMI BACK INTO THE HOUSE OF BREAD
  • 15:37 AND BRING HER BACK OUT OF HER BITTERNESS AND DRAW HER OUT.
  • 15:41 SO WITH HANNAH I HAD TO DRAW ON THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 15:44 OH AND HANNAH IS SUCH A WONDERFUL NAME... I LOVE THE NAME.
  • 15:47 AND I THINK PEOPLE FORGET THAT IT REALLY TAKES PLACE IN BETHLEHEM, HOUSE OF BREAD,
  • 15:52 THEY'RE IN A FAMINE,
  • 15:53 THEY LEAVE AND EVERYTHING GOES WRONG THAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG. >>YES
  • 15:57 AND YET THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN SAYS,
  • 15:59 "I'M GOING BACK WITH YOU".
  • 16:01 RIGHT... "I WANT TO BE WITH YOU."
  • 16:03 AND IT'S A REAL PICTURE FOR TODAY.
  • 16:04 THE OTHER LEVELS OF THE LOVE STORY...
  • 16:06 ONE OF COURSE IS THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN RUTH AND BOAZ
  • 16:08 WHICH IS FULL OF PROPHETIC MESSIANIC UNFOLDING
  • 16:12 BECAUSE RUTH THEN IS GRAFTED IN TO THE LINE OF JESUS.
  • 16:15 AND IT'S AN AMAZING STORY OF HOW GOD OVERLOOKS THE CURSE ON THE MOABITES
  • 16:20 AND GRAFTS IN A MOABITE WOMAN.
  • 16:22 I'LL TEACH ABOUT THAT.
  • 16:24 WELL THAT'S INTERESTING... THAT'S EXCITING.
  • 16:25 AND THE OTHER PART THAT'S INCREDIBLE
  • 16:27 IS THE STORY OF THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN GOD AND HIS JEWISH PEOPLE...
  • 16:30 HOW HE PROMISED US THAT WE WOULD FIND THE HOUSE OF BREAD.
  • 16:34 HE PROMISED US THE LAND,
  • 16:35 HE PROMISED US THAT HE WOULD ME US IN THE LAND
  • 16:38 AND WE'RE SEEING THAT UNFOLD TODAY.
  • 16:39 AND HE FEEDS US.
  • 16:41 I MEAN THE SYMBOLISMS AND THE INS AND THE OUTS.
  • 16:45 IT DOESN'T GET A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN THAT.
  • 16:47 AND IT'S AMAZING THAT THE BOOK OF RUTH IS TRADITIONALLY READ AT SHAVUOT...
  • 16:50 WHAT THE CHRISTIANS CALL "PENTECOST".
  • 16:52 THAT'S RIGHT...THAT'S RIGHT
  • 16:54 IT'S THE TRADITIONAL BOOK THAT'S READ IN ORDER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE HARVEST AND THE FIRST FRUITS
  • 16:57 AND THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN PROVIDING FOR US
  • 17:00 AND THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN HIS PROMISES
  • 17:02 AND THE FACT THAT HE'S A PROMISE KEEPER.
  • 17:04 AND THE HARVEST... THE HARVEST TIME
  • 17:05 THE HARVEST
  • 17:07 GOD USES EVERYTHING...
  • 17:08 THE SEASONS...
  • 17:09 HE USES TOOLS...
  • 17:10 HE USES EVERYTHING TO TEACH ABOUT HIS GOODNESS. IT DOES EXCITE ME.
  • 17:15 RIGHT AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER TEACHINGS IN THERE
  • 17:18 ABOUT THE THRESHING FLOOR AND WHAT THE MEANING OF THAT IS.
  • 17:21 I BELIEVE OUR GUIDE ARIE BAR DAVID IS GOING TO TEACH ABOUT
  • 17:24 THE TOOLS OF THE TIMES OF THE BIBLE
  • 17:26 AND HE'S GOING TO TEACH ABOUT THE THRESHING FLOOR
  • 17:29 AND THE TOOLS THAT ARE THERE.
  • 17:31 AND THEN I'M GOING TO ADD IN SOMETHING ABOUT THE THRESHING OF THE NATIONS.
  • 17:33 OH...INTERESTING >>AND IT'S GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING.
  • 17:35 THRESHING OF THE NATIONS >>YES
  • 17:37 SEE MY MIND'S ALREADY GOING...IT'S ALREADY THINKING ABOUT IT.
  • 17:40 WELL WE'RE IN THAT SEASON RIGHT NOW
  • 17:42 WHERE THE NATIONS ARE BEING WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE
  • 17:44 AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ISRAEL.
  • 17:46 AND ISN'T IT INTERESTING THE NATIONS THAT HAVE CURSED ISRAEL NO LONGER EXIST...
  • 17:51 THEY DISAPPEARED
  • 17:52 IT'S A REAL TELL FOR US TO BUTTON DOWN OUR HATCHES AND GET THINGS GOING.
  • 17:58 ALRIGHT SO WHAT DOES RUTH MEAN TO YOU?
  • 18:01 RUTH MEANS TO ME ABOUT COVENANT LOVE
  • 18:04 COVENANT LOVE
  • 18:05 COVENANT LOVE...
  • 18:06 GENTILE AND JEW WALKING TOGETHER IN COVENANT LOVE.
  • 18:09 AND IT ALSO MEANS TO ME THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL
  • 18:12 WHEN YOU FACE SOME OF THE MOST ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 18:15 I MEAN HERE NAOMI, SHE FACED LOSING HER HUSBAND, LOSING HER TWO BOYS...
  • 18:19 LOSING HER SONS, I WOULD JUST...
  • 18:21 AND BEING IN A FOREIGN LAND
  • 18:23 AND THEN KNOWING THAT SHE NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF THESE TWO WOMEN...
  • 18:27 SO SHE WAS DISTRAUGHT.
  • 18:28 AT FIRST SHE SAID "COME WITH ME"
  • 18:30 BUT THEN HALF WAY HOME SHE'S LIKE
  • 18:31 "I HAVE NOTHING FOR YOU",
  • 18:35 "WHAT AM I GOING TO DO... HAVE ANOTHER CHILD?"
  • 18:37 SO RIGHT THERE WAS THE DIVIDE BETWEEN...
  • 18:39 AND ORPAH CHOSE TO GO BACK
  • 18:42 BUT RUTH SAW SOMETHING IN NAOMI
  • 18:44 AND SOMETHING IN NAOMI'S LIFE WAS COMMUNICATED FOR HER TO SAY
  • 18:48 "NO...WHERE YOU GO I WILL GO..."
  • 18:50 "WHERE YOU LODGE I WILL LODGE"
  • 18:51 "YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE".
  • 18:53 THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS
  • 18:55 I THINK IN THE WHOLE
  • 18:56 OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 18:57 EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THAT IS.
  • 18:59 I LOVE IT
  • 19:00 BUT SHE WAS LAYING HOLD OF THAT COVENANT FOR HERSELF.
  • 19:03 AND IN THAT LOVE I THINK SOMETHING...
  • 19:06 I KNOW SOMETHING HAPPENED FOR NAOMI.
  • 19:08 SO IT MEANS TO ME COVENANT LOVE...
  • 19:10 WALKING TOGETHER...
  • 19:11 GOOD TIMES OR BAD TIMES...
  • 19:13 BEING FAITHFUL TO GOD. YEAH...YEAH
  • 19:15 AND HE WILL WORK ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
  • 19:16 AND ISN'T IT INTERESTING HOW SHE "SAW" IN NAOMI.
  • 19:20 YES >>I LOVE THAT POINT.
  • 19:21 THEY NEED TO SEE SOMETHING IN US.
  • 19:23 PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THAT WE'RE BELIEVERS.
  • 19:26 WE NEED TO LOOK DIFFERENT THAN HEATHENS.
  • 19:28 WE REALLY DO.
  • 19:29 YES WE DO.
  • 19:30 AND THE OTHER PART OF THAT IS
  • 19:32 THAT RUTH WAS WILLING TO SEE IN NAOMI SOMETHING
  • 19:34 THAT NOW TODAY THE CHURCH IS FINALLY SEEING IN THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 19:38 THAT WE HAVE A COVENANT TOGETHER,
  • 19:41 THAT GOD HAS ALWAYS INTENDED US TO SHARE A DESTINY.
  • 19:44 AND NOW WE'RE SEEING THAT EVEN TODAY
  • 19:47 WHEN WE BRING BELIEVERS TO ISRAEL.
  • 19:48 WHEN THE GENTILE BELIEVERS WALK DOWN THE STREET
  • 19:51 THE JEWISH PEOPLE LINE UP THE STREETS...
  • 19:52 "THE 'NATSARIM" ARE HERE"
  • 19:54 "THE SHOOTS ARE HERE."
  • 19:55 THOSE THAT HAVE GROWN UP FROM AROUND THE OLIVE TREE
  • 19:58 WHICH IS ALSO THE WORD JEREMIAH USES
  • 19:59 FOR "THE WATCHMEN ON THE WALLS".
  • 20:01 THE WATCHMEN ARE HERE,
  • 20:03 THOSE THAT GOD INTENDED TO STAND WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE HERE.
  • 20:06 AND YOU CAN TELL WHOSTANDS FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE. >>YES
  • 20:09 I MEAN YOU REALLY CAN WHEN YOU WALK DOWN THE STREETS IN ISRAEL
  • 20:11 YOU KNOW WHO'S FOR ISRAEL.
  • 20:13 IT'S AN INCREDIBLE FEELING, ITS AND INCREDIBLE...
  • 20:17 I'M SO PROUD OF BELIEVERS WHEN THEY GO TO ISRAEL AND THEIR LITTLE EYES OPEN
  • 20:21 AND THEY'RE LIKE "OH THIS IS GREAT!"
  • 20:23 "THIS IS MY JEWISH ROOTS"
  • 20:25 AND "DO YOU MEAN THAT THE SYNAGOGUE COMES FROM HERE AND THE TEACHINGS?" >>EXACTLY
  • 20:28 AND THEN HERE'S RUTH...
  • 20:30 THIS BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF SO MANY LEVELS OF US.
  • 20:34 WHAT A PICTURE OF RESTORATION TOO.
  • 20:36 RUTH AS A MOABITESS,
  • 20:37 SHE WAS A DESCENDANT OF LOT. >>RIGHT
  • 20:39 THERE WAS A TURNING AWAY AND THERE WAS A CURSE AND THERE WAS DIFFICULTY
  • 20:43 AND SHE OVERCAME THAT.
  • 20:44 GOD CHOSE HER TO OVERCOME THAT TURNING AWAY
  • 20:47 TO TURN HER BACK AND GRAFT HER IN TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL
  • 20:51 LIKE EPHESIANS SPEAKS OF.
  • 20:52 RIGHT AND TOOK THE WORST OF THE WORST...
  • 20:54 THE WORST MOABITES...
  • 20:56 THEY HATED EACH OTHER
  • 20:58 AND YET THIS GENTLE WOMAN...
  • 20:59 THE LINEAGE OF KING DAVID...RAAAHHH!
  • 21:02 GOD IS SO GOOD...
  • 21:04 HE IS SO GOOD.
  • 21:06 AND YOU KNOW ALSO IN GENESIS CHAPTER 12 IT TALKS ABOUT
  • 21:08 "IF YOU BLESS MY PEOPLE I WILL BLESS YOU."
  • 21:10 AND I REALLY SEE THIS IN THE LIFE OF RUTH
  • 21:12 THAT SHE WAS BLESSING GOD'S PEOPLE AND GOD BLESSED HER.
  • 21:16 YOU KNOW HE TOOK HER FROM POVERTY TO BLESSING.
  • 21:19 AND HE WANTS US TO KNOW THAT AS WE STAND WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 21:23 WE WILL BE BLESSED NOT ONLY HERE ON THIS EARTH BUT IN HEAVEN.
  • 21:26 BLESSED...BLESSED
  • 21:27 BUT YOU ARE BLESSED.
  • 21:28 I CAN REMEMBER REALLY FINDING OUT ABOUT ISRAEL AND THINGS
  • 21:30 AND SOMEHOW MY LIFE WAS JUST MUCH RICHER...
  • 21:33 JUST MUCH, MUCH, MUCH RICHER.
  • 21:35 IT'S A BLESSING... RUTH IS GOOD.
  • 21:38 AND THEN NAOMI TOLD HER... SHE TAUGHT HER
  • 21:40 HOW TO APPROACH CERTAIN CUSTOMS AND CERTAIN WAYS OF THE TORAH
  • 21:44 TO GO HIDE AND LAY HOLD OF HER INHERITANCE.
  • 21:47 AND RUTH DID NOT QUESTION HER. >>RIGHT
  • 21:49 DID NOT QUESTION HER
  • 21:50 SHE DID EXACTLY WHAT HER MOTHER-IN-LAW TOLD HER TO DO.
  • 21:53 I KNOW THERE ARE JOKES IN THERE THAT TO ME HAS BEEN TOLD FOR YEARS.
  • 21:56 BUT WHAT A PICTURE OF LOVING YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW AND LISTENING AND OBEYING.
  • 22:02 I THOUGHT... IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL.
  • 22:04 IT REALLY IS A PICTURE OF OVERCOMING LOVE... THE POWER OF LOVE.
  • 22:08 AND WE'RE JUST THRILLED THAT WE GET TO TEACH IT IN THE LAND
  • 22:11 IN THE LAND...OH YEAH
  • 22:13 AND SHARE WITH THE PARTNERS OF ZOLA'S MINISTRY
  • 22:15 WELL I THINK WE ALL HAVE THE SAME VISIONS.
  • 22:19 ZOLA BELIEVED THAT PEOPLE NEEDED TO KNOW THOSE JEWISH ROOTS,
  • 22:21 NOT JUST THE SEVEN FEASTS,
  • 22:23 THIS IS GOOD...THIS IS OLD TESTAMENT THAT CAN REALLY SEGWAY INTO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 22:27 EXACTLY
  • 22:28 SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT MINISTRY FOR ALL OF US
  • 22:30 TO LOOK AT THE SEASONS AS WE'RE SO LOVINGLY SAYING.
  • 22:33 BUT IT'S TRUE... THERE ARE SEASONS.
  • 22:35 AND HERE'S THIS SEASON OF HARVEST,
  • 22:37 HERE'S THE SEASON OF REAPING,
  • 22:39 HERE'S THE SEASON OF PLANTING...
  • 22:40 AND YOU SEE IT ALL IN THIS WHAT?... FOUR CHAPTERS.
  • 22:43 EXACTLY
  • 22:44 FOUR CHAPTERS
  • 22:45 IT'S INCREDIBLE
  • 22:47 IT IS AN AMAZING BOOK.
  • 22:48 IT'S SO FULL AND TO SEE IT TAUGHT IN THE LAND,
  • 22:52 TO SEE IT CONNECTED TO THE LAND,
  • 22:54 TO THE IMPLEMENTS, THE AGRICULTURE,
  • 22:55 THE SEASONS, THE PEOPLE...
  • 22:57 IT'S GOING TO BE SUCH A RICH EXPERIENCE FOR OUR VIEWERS,
  • 23:00 IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY FUN.
  • 23:01 IT IS...I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE EVER DONE RUTH...
  • 23:04 I THINK WE'VE PROBABLY HAVE TOUCHED ON IT
  • 23:06 BUT TO REALLY GO INTO THE DEPTH OF RUTH
  • 23:08 I THINK EVERYONE'S GOING TO BE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.
  • 23:11 AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION
  • 23:13 WHEN WE WERE CALLED TO DO THIS WITH YOU
  • 23:15 IS THAT IN GOD'S PROVIDENCE
  • 23:17 WE HAPPEN TO BE SHOWING UP BY GOD'S PROVIDENCE
  • 23:21 EXACTLY WHEN THE BOOK OF RUTH IS BEING TAUGHT.
  • 23:23 AND JUST AS RUTH "HAPPENED ON THE FIELD"...
  • 23:25 "HAPPENED ON THE FIELD" THAT BOAZ WAS. >>YEAH
  • 23:29 NO COINCIDENCE
  • 23:30 THAT THING IS HAPPENING.
  • 23:32 I LOVE GOD, HE IS JUST AMAZING.
  • 23:33 YOU MENTIONED ARIE BAR DAVID,
  • 23:36 HE IS GOING TO DO SOME COMMENTARY ON THE THRESHING FLOORS,
  • 23:40 AND THE CUSTOMS THEN DURING BIBLE TIMES.
  • 23:43 HERE IS ARIE BAR DAVID.
  • 23:47 HOW BEAUTIFUL IS TO SIT AROUND THE TABLE IN A WALLED CITY
  • 23:52 IN A STONE HOUSE
  • 23:53 WHERE YOU HAVE THE PITA BREAD,
  • 23:55 YOU HAVE THE OLIVE IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 23:57 WE'RE NOW IN A PARTICULAR HOUSE OF BETHLEHEM...
  • 24:01 BETHLEHEM THE CENTER OF FOOD.
  • 24:05 IN HEBREW "LECHEM" IS BREAD.
  • 24:07 IN ARABIC"LEHEM" IS MEAT.
  • 24:10 IN OTHER WORDS, THIS IS A CENTRAL MARKET WHERE PEOPLE COULD COME AND FIND FOOD.
  • 24:16 LIVING INSIDE A HOME LIKE THIS...
  • 24:18 LOOK THIS WALLS MADE OF STONES. THIS IS LIMESTONE.
  • 24:24 IT IS THE MAIN ROCK HERE ON THE MOUNTAIN.
  • 24:26 IT'S ROOFED WITH LOGS AND SOME PLASTERING ON THE WALLS
  • 24:31 TO PROTECT FROM THE SUN, FROM THE RAIN.
  • 24:34 WHEN YOU'RE TIRED AND YOU WANT TO SLEEP ON THE GROUND
  • 24:37 JUST YOU PUT A MAT ON THE GROUND AND YOU SLEEP.
  • 24:41 LOOK...A PLACE FOR BEDS.
  • 24:45 WHAT A DIFFERENCE OF LIVING HERE IN HOME LIKE THIS AND BEING OUTSIDE IN THE FIELDS.
  • 24:54 LET'S REMEMBER... RUTH...SHE WAS OUTSIDE ON THE FIELDS OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 25:00 IT'S CALLED A (FRATA).
  • 25:02 BUT AT THE SAME TIME NAOMI WAS IN HOUSE LIKE THIS IN A HOME ALL DAY THINKING ABOUT RUTH.
  • 25:11 AND THEN IN THE EVENING TIME RUTH LEFT THE FIELD
  • 25:15 AND SHE BROUGHT SOME OF THE GLEANINGS MATERIAL WITH HER TO THE ROOM.
  • 25:20 AND WHAT A JOYFUL MEETING IT WAS AROUND THE BED
  • 25:24 WHEN NAOMI COULD TAKE THE GRAINS AND MAKE OUT OF THIS FLOUR
  • 25:28 AND THEN BAKE PITA BREAD FOR BOTH OF THEM.
  • 25:35 I LOVE SEEING THE CULTURE OF THE DAY
  • 25:37 AND I REALLY THANK ARIE FOR SHARING WITH US THE CULTURE.
  • 25:40 IT MAKES THE BIBLE COME ALIVE.
  • 25:42 AND I THINK RUTH AS MUCH
  • 25:43 AS ANY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
  • 25:44 REALLY DOES THAT FOR US.
  • 25:46 SO IT'S GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE
  • 25:47 TO SEE THESE TEACHINGS
  • 25:48 COMING OUT OF THE LAND FROM THE PEOPLE,
  • 25:50 FROM THE WAY THE SCRIPTURES COME ALIVE THROUGH THE BOOK OF RUTH IS AWESOME.
  • 25:54 RUTH IS AWESOME.
  • 25:55 YOU WERE EVEN MENTIONING
  • 25:56 HOW TODAY THEY EVEN
  • 25:57 LEAVE THE PART OF THE LAND
  • 26:00 FOR THE GLEANERS TO COME.
  • 26:02 THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER THEY STILL LEAVE THE CORNERS OF THE FIELD
  • 26:06 SO THAT POOR PEOPLE WALKING ALONG CAN STILL HAVE FOOD.
  • 26:11 I FIND THAT INCREDIBLE.
  • 26:12 IT'S A REAL PICTURE OF GOD'S HEART FOR THOSE WHO ARE WITHOUT.
  • 26:15 YOU KNOW IT'S NOT A HAND OUT
  • 26:17 BECAUSE GOD HAD A GREAT IDEA AND OBVIOUSLY HE'S...
  • 26:20 YEAH...HE'S THE GOOD IDEA MAKER
  • 26:23 THE IDEA MAN
  • 26:24 THAT IT WASN'T A HAND OUT
  • 26:26 BUT IT WAS A WAY FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE COMING FROM A PLACE OF POVERTY...
  • 26:29 THEY COULD HAVE SOMETHING...
  • 26:31 DO A LITTLE BIT OF WORK.
  • 26:32 BUT FORTUNATELY BOAZ LEFT RUTH WITH BUNDLES...
  • 26:35 SO HE WAS GIVING HER A BLESSING.
  • 26:38 ISN'T THAT A BLESSING?
  • 26:39 GOD DOES BLESS US AND LEAVES US WITH BUNDLES OF LOVE.
  • 26:42 NEXT WEEK...RUTH...
  • 26:44 YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT...
  • 26:46 YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT.
  • 26:47 STAY WITH US.
  • 26:48 GOD BLESS YOU
  • 26:49 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:51 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

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