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Series: “The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012)”
with Myles and Katharine Weiss
On location in Israel, we created this presentation of the holidays our Lord celebrated. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, these celebrations comprise one of the most fascinating studies of Biblical types and shadows. Since knowledge of these feasts seems to repose mainly with Jewish people, whether Messianic or other, we wanted to acquaint our large audience with this information. Few churches or seminaries teach what we take up in this series. Below are descriptions of each program.
Episode: “Passover”
Myles and Katharine present an encore performance of this classic series on the seven feasts of Israel. In front of a bloodstained doorway, Zola gave us a look at the original Exodus and our own deliverance from the wilderness of a sinful life. He explained each element of the traditional Seder as it relates to Christ’s fulfillment and the Lord’s redemptive plan.

Caption transcript for The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012): “Passover” (2/11)

  • 00:02 IT IS WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES THAT WE SHOULD JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM THREE TIMES A YEAR.
  • 00:07 WE ARE GOING UP TO THE CITY OF GOD...
  • 00:10 TO JERUSALEM TO CELEBRATE.
  • 00:17 THE LORD TOLD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO HONOR SEVEN HOLY CELEBRATIONS EACH YEAR
  • 00:22 INVOLVING THREE JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:25 EACH FESTIVAL WOULD BE UNIQUELY FULFILLED IN THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:44 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO
  • 00:45 ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:47 I'M MYLES AND THIS
  • 00:48 IS MY WIFE KATHARINE
  • 00:49 AND WE ARE DELIGHTED TODAY
  • 00:50 TO BRING YOU "PASSOVER"
  • 00:52 WHICH ZOLA CALLS "THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE FEASTS OF THE LORD".
  • 00:55 THIS IS SOME OF THE ELEMENTS THAT YOU'LL SEE IN THE PASSOVER AND REALLY THE COMMUNION...
  • 01:00 THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNION... COMES FROM THE PASSOVER DOESN'T IT?
  • 01:03 IT COMES FROM THE PASSOVER
  • 01:04 AND ITS PART OF OUR LIFE AS CHRISTIANS.
  • 01:06 PASSOVER IS THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB;
  • 01:09 IT'S THE SALVATION;
  • 01:10 IT'S THE ATONEMENT;
  • 01:12 IT'S EVERYTHING.
  • 01:14 THE PRAYERS THAT I PRAY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB WOULD COVER US AND THE DEATH ANGEL WOULD FLY AWAY OVER US MYLES.
  • 01:20 EXACTLY, IT'S THE KEY TO ETERNAL LIFE PICTURED IN THE PASSOVER.
  • 01:23 SO WE TEACH THIS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
  • 01:27 AND UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION OF YESHUA.
  • 01:30 AND SO NOW LET'S JOIN ZOLA ON LOCATION AS HE TEACHES US ABOUT PASSOVER.
  • 01:39 SPEAK TO ALL THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL,
  • 01:42 "EVERY HOUSEHOLD SHALL TAKE AN UNBLEMISHED MALE LAMB
  • 01:45 AND KILL IT ON THE 14TH DAY OF THE MONTH AT TWILIGHT.
  • 01:49 TAKE SOME OF THE BLOOD AND PUT IT ON THE TWO DOORPOSTS
  • 01:53 AND ON THE LINTEL OF THE HOUSE WHERE YOU EAT IT.
  • 01:55 WITH A BELT ON YOUR WASTE,
  • 01:58 YOUR SANDALS ON YOUR FEET
  • 02:00 AND YOU STAFF IN YOUR HAND
  • 02:02 SO YOU SHALL EAT IT IN HASTE.
  • 02:04 IT IS THE LORD'S PASSOVER."
  • 02:07 SHALOM...HELLO AGAIN!
  • 02:08 ON THIS PROGRAM "PASSOVER"
  • 02:10 THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE JEWISH FEASTS,
  • 02:12 THE FIRST ONE,
  • 02:13 THE OLDEST FESTIVAL OF ANY NATION ANYWHERE.
  • 02:16 SINCE IT'S THE FIRST OF THE SEVEN BIBLICAL FEASTS GOD GAVE MOSES FROM MOUNT SINAI
  • 02:21 AND SINCE THAT WAS 3500 YEARS AGO
  • 02:23 AND SINCE THE JEWISH NATION IS THE ONLY ONE
  • 02:26 WORSHIPPING THE SAME GOD,
  • 02:27 SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE,
  • 02:29 SINGING THE SAME SONGS,
  • 02:30 PRAYING THE SAME PRAYERS AS THEY WERE 3500 YEARS AGO.
  • 02:33 AND THIS IS THE OLDEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD AND IT HAS NO COMPETITOR.
  • 02:38 I SAID IN THE PREVIOUS PROGRAM IF WE GO BACK TO WHAT WE CALL THE "ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE"
  • 02:45 THAT'S HALF-WAY BACK TO THE FIRST PASSOVER.
  • 02:47 THE NIGHT THEY PUT THE BLOOD ON THEIR DOORPOSTS IN THEIR HOMES IN EGYPT...
  • 02:51 THEY COOKED THAT UNLEAVENED BREAD AS FAST AS THEY COULD
  • 02:54 AND THEY WERE OUT OF THERE...
  • 02:55 2 OR 3 MILLION PEOPLE IN ONE NIGHT...
  • 02:58 DELIVERANCE FROM BONDAGE.
  • 03:00 PASSOVER HAPPENED ONCE AND THE PEOPLE WERE DELIVERED.
  • 03:04 IT'S LIKE SALVATION THAT HAPPENS ONCE
  • 03:07 AND YOU'RE TOTALLY DELIVERED FROM SIN, FROM BONDAGE, FROM SLAVERY.
  • 03:11 BOTH ARE BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
  • 03:13 IT'S VERY INTERESTING WHICHEVER TESTAMENT I READ, THE OLD TESTAMENT OR THE NEW;
  • 03:18 I COULD SAY I WAS DELIVERED FROM BONDAGE BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.
  • 03:21 THE BOOK OF EXODUS TELLS THE WHOLE STORY.
  • 03:24 IN EXODUS 12 IT SAYS,
  • 04:04 SO THIS VERY IMPORTANT FEAST THAT'S CELEBRATED...
  • 04:06 THIS INCREDIBLE MIRACLE IS TO GO ON AND ON.
  • 04:10 THEY WENT INTO THE SEA AND IT CANCELLED THE OWNERSHIP OF THE EGYPTIANS OVER THEM.
  • 04:16 IN OTHER WORDS, THEY WERE SLAVES, THEY WENT ON DRY LAND,
  • 04:19 THE EGYPTIAN ARMIES WENT INTO THE SEA, THE WATER COVERED THEM
  • 04:22 AND THAT CANCELLED THEIR OWNERSHIP
  • 04:24 IN THE SAME WAY AS BAPTISM CANCELS THE OWNERSHIP OF SIN OVER YOU.
  • 04:29 YOU KNOW YOU'RE BURIED IN BAPTISM WITH CHRIST BUT RAISED TO WALK IN THE NEWNESS OF LIFE
  • 04:35 AND SIN'S POWER OVER YOU JUST DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME HOLD FROM THERE ON.
  • 04:39 PASSOVER IS THE FIRST RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOD AND THE JEWISH NATION.
  • 04:44 WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, BEFORE THIS NIGHT OF THE EXODUS,
  • 04:48 GOD ALWAYS DWELT WITH ONE PERSON AT A TIME IN EFFECT.
  • 04:52 HE DEALT WITH ABRAHAM... WELL HE DEALT WITH ADAM, HE DEALT WITH NOAH.
  • 04:56 BUT HE DEALT WITH ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB AND JOSEPH.
  • 04:58 JOSEPH IS A BEAUTIFUL SYMBOL OF THE LIFE OF THE MESSIAH HIMSELF
  • 05:04 REJECTED BY HIS OWN BROTHERS, THE JEWS, HE BECOMES A RULER AMONG THE GENTILES
  • 05:09 AND THEN IN THE END HIS BROTHERS COME BACK TO HIM AND THEY ARE RECONCILED.
  • 05:13 SO THE LIFE OF CHRIST IS REFLECTED IN JOSEPH'S LIFE.
  • 05:16 BUT UP TO THERE, GOD STILL DEALT WITH ONE PERSON AT A TIME,
  • 05:20 EVEN TO MOSES, DEALING, TALKING TO HIM ALONE,
  • 05:23 BUT ON PASSOVER NIGHT AS WE JUST READ, HE TALKS TO THE WHOLE NATION.
  • 05:27 PUT THAT BLOOD ON YOUR DOORPOST
  • 05:29 THAT ANGEL WILL PASS OVER YOU
  • 05:31 AND HE WON'T SLAY YOUR FIRSTBORN.
  • 05:33 AND THAT ESTABLISHED THE PASSOVER.
  • 05:35 WELL THEY TELL THE STORY IN THE FESTIVAL EVERY YEAR,
  • 05:38 BUT THE HISTORY OF THE THING IS GIVEN IN SPECIAL FOODS.
  • 05:42 THEY HELP US WITH SPIRITUAL REMINDERS.
  • 05:45 WE EAT UNLEAVENED BREAD,
  • 05:46 WE DO THE BITTER HERBS,
  • 05:48 WE TAKE UP SOME WINE AND SO FORTH.
  • 05:50 IT'S A FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATED AT HOME
  • 05:54 AND EVERYBODY WILL GET TO THE SYNAGOGUE FOR SAY...YOM KIPPUR, FOR ROSH HASHANAH,
  • 06:00 BUT AT PASSOVER THEY GATHER AROUND THE FAMILY TABLE AT HOME.
  • 06:04 AND THAT'S WHERE IT'S HELD.
  • 06:06 THE SMALLEST CHILD
  • 06:07 WHO CAN CHANT FOUR QUESTIONS ASKS THE FATHER FOUR QUESTIONS.
  • 06:12 EVERY CHILD DID THIS, BOY OR GIRL, IN HIS TURN WHEN EVERYBODY WAS ONCE THE YOUNGEST CHILD.
  • 06:17 I CAN REMEMBER NERVOUSLY GETTING READY.
  • 06:20 THEY TAUGHT IT TO ME IN HEBREW SCHOOL.
  • 06:22 I MUST HAVE BEEN SIX, SEVEN... I DON'T KNOW.
  • 06:24 AND THE I INTONED THE FAMOUS QUESTION...
  • 06:27 (singing in Hebrew)
  • 06:32 "HOW IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTS?"
  • 06:35 AND OF COURSE IT'S DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTS
  • 06:37 AND THIS NIGHT A HUGE NATION WAS EMANCIPATED IN A SINGLE NIGHT.
  • 06:42 WELL THERE'S THE FOURTH CUP FOR THE PROPHET ELIJAH TO COME ANNOUNCE THE MESSIAH
  • 06:47 AND THE LITTLE CHILD GOES TO THE DOOR.
  • 06:49 IN MY HOUSE I WENT OUTSIDE THE DOOR,
  • 06:51 DOWN THE STREET, TO THE CORNER
  • 06:52 CAUSE THE GENTILES LIVED BETWEEN ME AND THE CORNER
  • 06:55 AND I DIDN'T WANT THE MESSIAH TO OVERLOOK US IN CASE HE CAME TO OUR STREET.
  • 06:59 AND IN OTHER HOUSES THEY JUST OPENED THE DOOR,
  • 07:01 BUT ANYHOW THEY'RE EXPECTING ELIJAH.
  • 07:03 SOME PLACES SET A CUP OF WINE.
  • 07:05 WELL A CUP OF WINE IS REQUIRED FOR HIM
  • 07:07 BUT WE SET A TABLE, SILVERWARE, COFFEE, NAPKINS,
  • 07:11 WE EXPECTED ELIJAH TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE A BREAK AT OUR HOUSE.
  • 07:15 HE NEVER CAME.
  • 07:16 AND I KNOW WHY NOW.
  • 07:17 WE'LL EXPECT ELIJAH AT THE SECOND COMING.
  • 07:20 HE'S BEEN PROMISED.
  • 07:22 BUT IN ANY CASE THE HAGGADAH, THE BOOK OF PASSOVER, GOES ON TELLING THE STORY
  • 07:26 AND WE EAT SPECIAL FOODS OF BITTER HERBS TO REMEMBER THE BITTERNESS OF SLAVERY.
  • 07:31 WE DIP THE PARSLEY IN SALT WATER TO REMEMBER THE IN AND OUT OF THE SEA.
  • 07:35 PIECES OF THE STORY ARE GIVEN AS WE TAKE THE FOODS.
  • 07:40 THAT HAGGADAH HAS COME OUT AND IT'S A BEST SELLER.
  • 07:43 IT CAME OUT ORIGINALLY DURING THE EXODUS
  • 07:46 AND THERE'S BEEN NEW EDITIONS EVERY YEAR FOR MORE THAN 3,000 YEARS...
  • 07:49 EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM ENDING WITH THE PRAYER,
  • 07:52 "L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM",
  • 07:55 "NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM".
  • 07:57 WE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO PRAY "NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM".
  • 08:01 THE MUSLIM DOESN'T PRAY THAT,
  • 08:03 THE CHRISTIAN DOESN'T PRAY THAT.
  • 08:04 BUT TO THE JEWS, JERUSALEM IS ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS.
  • 08:08 I WANT TO REPEAT THAT AT SUCH A TIME AS SOME PEOPLE ARE DISCUSSING
  • 08:11 SPLITTING THE THING UP BETWEEN THE JEWS AND THE MUSLIMS AND SO ON.
  • 08:14 THE CHRISTIAN POPE COMES AND ENCOURAGES THAT SORT OF THING.
  • 08:17 THIS CITY IS IN THE JEWISH HEART AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
  • 08:22 AT THE TABLE, BIBLICALLY, WE HAVE THE UNLEAVENED BREAD,
  • 08:26 THE LAMB, THE BITTER HERBS AND THE WINE.
  • 08:31 THESE THINGS ARE BIBLICAL.
  • 08:32 THE OTHER THINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED OVER THE YEARS BY TRADITION, BY RABBIS,
  • 08:37 BUT THOSE THINGS ARE PURELY BIBLICAL.
  • 08:39 WE TAKE FOUR CUPS OF THE WINE.
  • 08:41 THEY ILLUSTRATE FOUR PROMISES.
  • 08:44 IN EXODUS 6 GOD SAYS THIS,
  • 08:48 VERSE 6,
  • 09:11 SO THERE'S FOUR PROMISES GIVEN IN SCRIPTURE
  • 09:13 AND WE DRINK THE FOUR CUPS OF WINE.
  • 09:15 THE LAST ONE, ELIJAH'S CUP,
  • 09:17 PROMISES THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 09:20 MALACHI 4:5 SAYS,
  • 09:26 WE UNDERSTAND THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD TO MEAN THE SECOND COMING.
  • 09:31 BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T BELIEVED IN YESHUAH - JESUS AS THE MESSIAH
  • 09:37 THEN YOU'RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MESSIAH'S FIRST COMING.
  • 09:39 IN ANY CASE, YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ELIJAH.
  • 09:42 THE JEWS LOOK OUTSIDE FOR HIM
  • 09:44 AND CHRISTIAN PEOPLE AWAIT THE SECOND THE COMING WHEN THEY WILL SEE ELIJAH.
  • 09:48 SOME SAY HE'S ONE OF THE TWO WITNESSES.
  • 09:50 THAT'S QUITE POSSIBLE.
  • 09:52 HE WAS TRANSLATED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 09:53 AND MAY HAVE ANOTHER TASK TO DO IN HIS MINISTRY.
  • 09:56 HE IS NOT DEAD, HE IS ALIVE SOMEWHERE.
  • 09:59 THE JEWS TAKE A BAG OF MATZATOSH,
  • 10:01 IT HAS THREE COMPARTMENTS
  • 10:03 AND THEY TAKE THREE PIECES OF THE UNLEAVENED BREAD AND PLACE THEM IN A STACK IN THAT BAG.
  • 10:08 SOME TEACH IN JUDAISM THAT THE THREE PIECES OF MATZAH REPRESENT THE THREE PATRIARCHS.
  • 10:14 OTHERS TEACH THEY REPRESENT THE HIGH PRIEST,
  • 10:17 THE ORDINARY LEVITICAL PRIEST,
  • 10:19 AND THEN THE CONGREGATION OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 10:21 BUT I THINK THEY TEACH THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 10:25 BECAUSE WE TAKE OUT THE MIDDLE PIECE, THE SON,
  • 10:28 WE BREAK IT, WE WRAP IT, WE BURY IT, HIDE IT AWAY
  • 10:32 AND BRING IT FORTH AGAIN AT THE THIRD CUP.
  • 10:35 IT'S CALLED THE "AFIKOMEN";
  • 10:37 IT'S THE HEART OF PASSOVER AND THE MOST MAGNIFICENT MOMENT.
  • 10:41 WELL THERE'S A FULL FESTIVAL DAY AT THE END AND IT IS A REMINDER THAT WE CROSSED THAT RED SEA.
  • 10:49 YOU KNOW THE HASSIDS ACTUALLY POUR WATER ON THE FLOOR
  • 10:52 AND THEY SING AND DANCE TO COMMEMORATE THE IDEA
  • 10:55 THAT WE COULD ENTER A GREAT OCEAN LIKE THAT.
  • 10:58 IT REALLY IS QUITE A DISTANCE ACROSS THE RED SEA IF YOU LOOK ON ANY MAP.
  • 11:03 AND THEY WOULD SURVIVE THAT CROSSING AND BE SAFE FROM SLAVERY FOREVER.
  • 11:26 ♪SHA'A'LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 11:29 ♪SHA'A'LU, SHA'A'LU SHALOM♪
  • 11:33 ♪IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM♪
  • 11:40 ♪WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE♪
  • 11:43 ♪SHA'A'LU SHALOM♪
  • 11:54 THAT'S ISRAEL
  • 11:55 AND WE WOULD LOVE
  • 11:56 TO TAKE YOU THERE,
  • 11:57 THE LAND WHERE
  • 11:58 THE BIBLE COMES ALIVE.
  • 12:00 IT IS THE BEST,
  • 12:01 THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT.
  • 12:02 SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK
  • 12:04 AND HEAR SOME MORE FROM ZOLA.
  • 12:08 WELL THERE'S A NEW PROBLEM WITH OUR TOURS
  • 12:11 AND IT HAS TO DO WITH BETHLEHEM WHERE OUR LORD WAS BORN,
  • 12:14 WHERE WE FIRST SAW THE LAMB.
  • 12:16 AND THAT IS OF COURSE THAT IT WAS GIVEN OVER TO ARAFAT AND THE MUSLIMS A FEW YEARS AGO
  • 12:22 AND THE CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN MOVING OUT OF THE CITY AND YOU SURE CAN'T BLAME THEM.
  • 12:26 THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT FRIENDLY TO THEM TO SAY THE LEAST.
  • 12:29 AND SO IT'S NOT AS NICE A TOUR SITE AS IT ONCE WAS
  • 12:33 AND YET I THOUGHT ABOUT IT,
  • 12:36 YOU KNOW THEY HAVE THE MANAGER SCENE THERE
  • 12:38 IN THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IN THE CENTER OF TOWN
  • 12:42 BUT THE LORD WASN'T BORN IN THE CENTER OF TOWN.
  • 12:44 THERE WERE ANIMALS IN ATTENDANCE AND SO ON,
  • 12:47 SHEPHERDS AND SO FORTH,
  • 12:49 THEY DON'T HANG AROUND THE CENTER OF TOWN.
  • 12:51 THERE'S A ROAD INTO BETHLEHEM
  • 12:52 THAT GOES THROUGH THE SURROUNDING HILLS
  • 12:54 WHERE YOU COULD SEE THE CITY FROM AFAR OFF
  • 12:57 AND I'M SURE AS MARY AND JOSEPH PASSED THAT THEY LOOKED AT THE CITY
  • 13:03 AND THE FARMERS TOLD THEM THERE'S NOT POINT YOU GOING IN THERE.
  • 13:06 YOU CAN'T FIND A PLACE FOR YOUR WIFE.
  • 13:07 IF SHE'S ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH
  • 13:09 MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE THERE IN THE CAVE WITH THE ANIMALS AS YOU CAN
  • 13:13 AND WE'LL ATTEND TO YOU AND SO ON.
  • 13:15 THAT PROBABLY IS WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 13:17 AND SO WE TAKE OUR TOURS TO THE SHEPHERD'S FIELDS.
  • 13:20 BUT THEREBY HANGS A TALE.
  • 13:22 THOSE SHEPHERDS PROVIDED THE LAMBS FOR THE SACRIFICES AT THE TEMPLE.
  • 13:27 THEY INSPECTED EACH LAMB TO MAKE SURE IT WAS WITHOUT BLEMISH.
  • 13:30 IT COULDN'T BE SOLD TO SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO SACRIFICE IT IF IT HAD SOME FLAW
  • 13:34 SO THEY LOOKED AT EACH LAMB VERY CAREFULLY.
  • 13:37 AND IT IS SO REASONABLE THAT THEY WOULD BE THE FIRST ONES TO SEE THE LAMB OF GOD.
  • 13:41 THAT IS ANOTHER REASON WHY THE LORD WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM
  • 13:45 AMONG ALL THE OTHER GOOD REASONS
  • 13:47 AND ACCORDING TO THE PROPHECY OF THE BOOK OF MICAH.
  • 13:52 WELL WHEN WE WENT THE LAST TIME
  • 13:54 NOT ONLY DID DONKEYS WALK UP AND SO ON AS WE STOOD OUT IN THOSE SHEPHERD'S FIELDS
  • 13:58 BUT WE SAW A SHEPHERD BRINGING A FLOCK OF LAMBS
  • 14:02 AND CARRYING IN HIS ARMS A BABY LAMB SO NEWLY BORN
  • 14:06 THAT THE UMBILICAL CORD WAS STILL THERE.
  • 14:08 AND HE COULDN'T WALK TO KEEP UP WITH THE FLOCK
  • 14:11 SO THE SHEPHERD CARRIED HIM.
  • 14:13 OUR PEOPLE WERE VERY BLESSED TO SEE THAT GOOD SHEPHERD CARRYING THAT LAMB.
  • 14:16 WHEN THE LORD APPROACHED JOHN FOR HIS BAPTISM
  • 14:20 JOHN COULD HAVE SAID ANY NUMBER OF THINGS
  • 14:23 "BEHOLD THE SON OF GOD, KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS."
  • 14:25 HE SAID,
  • 14:27 "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKETH AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD."
  • 14:31 THAT'S A TREMENDOUS STATEMENT.
  • 14:34 IT WAS ONLY ISRAEL THAT WAS UNDER THE LAW.
  • 14:35 YOU'D THOUGHT HE WOULD SAY
  • 14:37 "WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF ISRAEL"
  • 14:38 BUT AS THE SPIRIT GAVE HIM UTTERANCE HE PROPHESIED
  • 14:41 AND HERE WAS THE LAMB THAT WAS SO POWERFUL A SACRIFICE OF GOD
  • 14:46 IT WOULD FORGIVE THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 14:48 AND SO THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS UNDERSTOOD THE IDEA OF THE LAMB OF GOD,
  • 14:53 THE SACRIFICE OF GOD TO DELIVER PEOPLE FROM SIN,
  • 14:57 JUST AS HE DELIVERED PEOPLE IN THE EXODUS.
  • 15:00 JESUS CAME TO BETHANY TO CELEBRATE THE PASSOVER IN THAT LAST FATAL WEEK
  • 15:07 AND I THINK YOU KNOW THE EVENTS.
  • 15:09 HE WAS WELCOMED AS KING,
  • 15:10 PEOPLE WERE JEALOUS AND TROUBLED
  • 15:13 AND FINALLY MATTHEW 27:45 SAYS
  • 15:17 THAT THE TOWN GREW DARK AS HE WAS CRUCIFIED EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY,
  • 15:22 THE CROWDED TEMPLE WAS IN DARKNESS.
  • 15:24 IN THAT SACRIFICE THOUGH THERE WAS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SINS OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,
  • 15:31 THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS BROUGHT THEIR SACRIFICES TO THE TEMPLE
  • 15:36 AND THE OTHER TEMPLES BEFORE IT
  • 15:37 AND THE TABERNACLE.
  • 15:39 IT SAYS IN ROMANS 3:25
  • 15:41 GOD IN HIS FORBEARANCE WENT ALONG WITH AN UNREGENERATE PEOPLE UNTIL THE TIME OF MESSIAH
  • 15:48 WHEN HE COULD IN EFFECT LOOK BACK AT WHAT THEY HAD DONE,
  • 15:50 THEIR OBEDIENCE, THEIR FAITH
  • 15:52 AND SAVE THEM.
  • 15:54 SO SALVATION WAS ACCOMPLISHED IRONICALLY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAD COME TO THAT TEMPLE
  • 15:59 WITH THOSE BLOOD SACRIFICES
  • 16:00 AT THE MOMENT THAT HE WAS SACRIFICED IN THE SAME PLACE:
  • 16:04 IN THE SAME TEMPLE.
  • 16:05 IT WAS THE LAST SUPPER BEFORE HE WENT UP THERE.
  • 16:08 THAT OF COURSE WAS A PASSOVER MEAL INCLUDING THE LAMB, THE BITTER HERBS.
  • 16:12 WE KNOW THEY HAD THE BITTER HERBS
  • 16:14 BECAUSE THEY DIPPED THE BITTER HERBS
  • 16:16 AND WHEN THEY ASKED AT THE TABLE WHICH OF US WILL BETRAY YOU LORD?
  • 16:21 HE SAID, "WATCH FOR THE ONE WHO DIPS AFTER ME."
  • 16:23 THEY ALL STOOD AND DIPPED IN THE COMMON BOWEL
  • 16:25 AND JUDAS' HAND WAS JUST AFTER THE LORD'S.
  • 16:28 THE WASHING, WHICH IS PART OF THE CEREMONY,
  • 16:30 THE LORD WASHED THE DISCIPLES FEET THAT NIGHT.
  • 16:33 AND OF COURSE THE WINE WHICH IS ALSO PART OF THE FESTIVAL CEREMONIES.
  • 16:40 JOHN WAS TO SEE THE LAMB AGAIN
  • 16:42 AND WHEN HE WROTE THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS
  • 16:43 HE SPECIFIED THE LORD'S RETURN AT THAT TIME.
  • 16:46 AND AS A LAMB IN REVELATION 5:6
  • 16:49 HE IS DESCRIBED AS A LAMB.
  • 16:51 WE CAN CONCLUDE THE POINT WITH HOW WE GET SAVED.
  • 16:55 I PETER 1:18 AND 19,
  • 16:58 IS IT BY KNOWING PASSOVER,
  • 17:01 BY DOING TRADITIONS OF THE FATHERS OR WHAT'S IT BY?
  • 17:03 HE SAYS,
  • 17:18 IT IS NOT BY THE TRADITIONS OF THE FATHERS
  • 17:20 BY DOING THE JEWISH LAWS,
  • 17:22 BY CELEBRATING PASSOVER,
  • 17:23 BY DOING ANY WORK OF MERIT THAT WE'RE SAVED,
  • 17:26 BUT BY THE SACRIFICE OF A SPOTLESS LAMB.
  • 17:29 PAUL SAYS, I CORINTHIANS 5:7,
  • 17:32 "PURGE OUT THE OLD LUMP AND BECOME A NEW LUMP UNLEAVENED,"
  • 17:36 "FOR CHRIST OUR PASSOVER IS SACRIFICED FOR US."
  • 17:40 "PURGE OUT THE LEAVEN", HE SAYS.
  • 17:41 THERE IS A WONDERFUL MIDRASH, A JEWISH SERMON, OR PHILOSOPHY
  • 17:46 THAT SAYS THAT THE FIRST STEP OF FAITH IS A HARD ONE.
  • 17:50 IT'S INTO THE RED SEA.
  • 18:01 YOU KNOW THERE ARE
  • 18:02 SOME IN ISRAEL
  • 18:03 THAT ARE WANTING TO HURRY UP
  • 18:05 THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHESY
  • 18:06 BY SEEING THE THIRD TEMPLE COME TO BE
  • 18:08 BY SEEING THE TEMPLE REBUILT
  • 18:09 AND GERSHON SALOMON AND HIS TEAM OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT FAITHFUL
  • 18:13 ARE ACTUALLY PRACTICING SACRIFICES NEAR THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 18:17 WHEN THIS SERIES WAS RECORDED
  • 18:19 OUR PRODUCER KEN BERG HAD A CHANCE TO INTERVIEW HIM ABOUT THEIR WORK.
  • 18:24 GERSHON CAN YOU TELL US WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE TODAY?
  • 18:27 YEAH, WE ARE HERE IN A, I WOULD SAY, IN A HISTORICAL GODLY MOMENT.
  • 18:32 WE PERFORM A PASSOVER SACRIFICE.
  • 18:38 UNFORTUNATELY WE COULD NOT DO IT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 18:41 WHICH IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO DO IT...IN THE TEMPLE.
  • 18:44 AND PASSOVER SACRIFICE CAN BE DONE
  • 18:47 EVEN WHEN THE TEMPLE IS STILL NOT REBUILT...
  • 18:50 BUT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 18:52 WE ASK THE PERMISSION OF THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES TO DO IT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 18:58 ON THE RIGHT PLACE,
  • 19:00 AND UNFORTUNATELY THEY SHOWED WEAKNESS AND DID NOT AGREE TO GIVE US THE PERMISSION TO DO IT.
  • 19:07 SO WE DECIDED TO DO IT IN ANY CASE HERE IN THIS PLACE ON THIS HILL.
  • 19:12 I WOULD SAY THIS IS MORE A SYMBOLIC PASSOVER SACRIFICE
  • 19:20 OR I WOULD SAY, AN OPENING FOR THE REAL PASSOVER SACRIFICE WHICH WE BELIEVE,
  • 19:27 AND WE ARE DOING THE BEST,
  • 19:29 AND WE MAKE THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN
  • 19:31 THAT IT WILL BE DONE ON THE RIGHT PLACE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 19:35 AND I BELIEVE INSIDE THE TEMPLE WHICH IS SOON TO REBUILD,
  • 19:40 BECAUSE NOBODY CAN STOP THIS GODLY, HISTORICAL PROCESS
  • 19:44 OF THE COMING BACK OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 19:47 THE ISRAELI NATION,
  • 19:49 BACK TO HIS HOMELAND,
  • 19:51 BACK TO THE LAND WHICH GOD GAVE HIM IN AN ETERNAL COVENANT 4,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 19:58 WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY
  • 20:01 "MY, HOW BARBARIC TO BE KILLING AN ANIMAL LIKE THIS...
  • 20:05 THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD"?
  • 20:07 FIRST OF ALL LET ME TELL YOU
  • 20:09 THAT ALL THOSE WHO ARE SAYING IT
  • 20:12 ENJOY VERY MUCH TO EAT MEAT EVERY DAY,
  • 20:16 JUST THEY LEAVE THE WORK TO DO FOR OTHERS.
  • 20:20 THEY WILL KILL IT FOR THEM
  • 20:22 AND THEY WILL EAT IT
  • 20:23 AND THEY ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.
  • 20:25 I BY MYSELF, PERSONAL I AM VEGETARIAN
  • 20:28 BECAUSE I CANNOT SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE KILLING ANIMALS AND EATING THEM.
  • 20:33 BUT THIS IS A DIFFERENT THING.
  • 20:35 THIS IS A SACRIFICE FOR THE GOD OF ISRAEL,
  • 20:39 THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 20:41 WHICH COMMANDED US TO DO IT.
  • 20:42 YOU KNOW THE PASSOVER SACRIFICE IS SPECIAL...
  • 20:46 HAS A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE...
  • 20:49 IT GOES TO THE DEEPEST ROOTS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE;
  • 20:54 OF THE ISRAELI NATION
  • 20:57 TO THE TIME THAT GOD MADE THIS NATION A NATION IN THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT.
  • 21:06 (Zola Speaking) IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS
  • 21:07 THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ARE FREED FROM SLAVERY IN EGYPT
  • 21:10 AND THEY SET OUT FOR THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 21:12 THEIR PATH TO THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY TOOK THEM THROUGH HARSH WILDERNESS.
  • 21:17 TODAY THIS DESERT IS STILL A DRY, DESOLATE LANDSCAPE THAT HAS A CERTAIN BEAUTY
  • 21:22 BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO SURVIVE HERE.
  • 21:24 WE SPOKE TO AN EXPERT ON THIS DESERT
  • 21:26 IN ORDER TO FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE
  • 21:28 FOR THE ANCIENT ISRAELITES TO WANDER IN THIS WILDERNESS FOR FORTY YEARS.
  • 21:33 WHEN WE SPEAK ABOUT THE TRAIL OF THE ISRAELITE
  • 21:36 WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IN THOSE TIMES
  • 21:39 THE MAIN ROAD THAT WAS...
  • 21:42 IT WAS VIA MARIS CONNECTED BETWEEN EGYPTIAN EMPIRE TO MESOPOTAMIA.
  • 21:46 THESE ARE LIKE...
  • 21:47 SHOULD TAKE THIS WAY
  • 21:49 BUT THEN GOD STOPPED THEM.
  • 21:51 HE WAS AFRAID THAT THEY WILL MAKE A WAR IN FRONT BEFORE THEY WILL COME TO THE COUNTRY...
  • 21:57 TO CANAAN WITH THE PALESTINE.
  • 21:59 PHILISTINES >>PHILISTINES
  • 22:01 SO HE ASKED THEM TO TURN TO THE RED SEA DESERT...
  • 22:06 COULD BE THAT THIS IS THE DESERT THAT WE TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 22:10 SEFI COULD YOU PAINT A VISUAL PICTURE FOR US
  • 22:13 OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LIKE
  • 22:15 FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL PASSING THROUGH THIS DESERT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS?
  • 22:19 WHEN THEY CROSS THE DESERT
  • 22:21 THEY ORDER TO BRING THE SHEEPS AND THE GOATS
  • 22:24 MOSES WILL TAKE THEM FOR ONE PLACE OF GRAZING TO OTHER PLACE OF GRAZING.
  • 22:29 IN THIS CASE HE TAKE THEM TO A PLACE THAT YOU HAVE SOME WATER...
  • 22:34 NOT MUCH BECAUSE WE SPEAK ABOUT WILDERNESS
  • 22:37 BUT THAT THEY HAVE SOMETHING.
  • 22:38 THEY WOULD STOP TIME TO TIME,
  • 22:39 THEY WOULD TAKE THE WATER,
  • 22:41 THEY WOULD MAKE THE GOATS AND THE SHEEP...
  • 22:42 THEY WOULD NOT MOVE FAST...
  • 22:44 WE SPEAK ABOUT MANY PEOPLE...
  • 22:45 THEY CANNOT MOVE FAST.
  • 22:47 THEY WOULD MAKE BETWEEN 15 TO 30 KILOMETER A DAY.
  • 22:53 WELL HOW DO YOU THINK THAT THEY ORGANIZED SUCH A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE DAY BY DAY
  • 22:57 GOING FROM PLACE TO PLACE?
  • 22:59 VERY COMPLICATED...
  • 23:01 VERY COMPLICATED.
  • 23:03 I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE BEDOUIN FAMILY THAT I LIVE WITH THEM...WAS A BEDOUIN FAMILY
  • 23:08 AND I GO WITH THEM 100 KILOMETERS TO GRAZING THEIR SHEEPS
  • 23:12 BECAUSE IT WAS A YEAR WITHOUT ANY RAIN.
  • 23:14 SO I KNOW HOW IT'S WORK WHEN YOU GOING WITH THE CATTLE,
  • 23:17 WITH EVERY SINGLE MOVE...
  • 23:19 AND TIME TO TIME DURING THE DAY WE DON'T DO ANYTHING... WE JUST WALK.
  • 23:23 BUT IN THE NIGHT, IN THE EVENING...YOU STOP...
  • 23:27 YOU STOP TO MAKE THE FOOD...
  • 23:29 SUDDENLY ALL THE LIFE STOP ...UNDERSTAND?
  • 23:32 SEFI IT SEEMS THAT GOD CREATED A VERY SPECIAL ANIMAL IN THE CAMEL.
  • 23:37 A CAMEL CAN STAY A LONG TIME WITHOUT ANY WATER...
  • 23:40 ABOUT 2 WEEKS WITHOUT ANY WATER...
  • 23:43 AND IF THERE'S BEEN VEGETATION THEY CAN STAY MONTHS WITHOUT ANY WATER...
  • 23:47 THEY USE THE WATER FROM THE LITTLE VEGETATION THAT THEY EAT.
  • 23:50 THREE DAYS WITHOUT ANY FOOD IS NOTHING FOR THE CAMEL.
  • 23:53 YOU SEE THAT IT'S A VERY BIG ANIMAL...
  • 23:55 FOUR STICKS AND BIG, BIG TANK OF WATER AND FOOD FOR SPARE TIME...
  • 24:03 THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE...
  • 24:04 YOU UNDERSTAND?
  • 24:06 THE HUMP IS NOT WATER BY THE WAY...
  • 24:07 MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT THE HUMP IS WATER...
  • 24:09 WELL IF ITS DAMP ITS FAT...
  • 24:11 BUT THEY USE THIS FAT AFTER A LONG TIME IN THE DESERT
  • 24:15 AND SOME TIME YOU CROSSING IN PLACE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH HAVE FOOD.
  • 24:19 THIS IS HIS SPARE FOOD.
  • 24:22 THE SPARE WATER...
  • 24:24 IT'S IN THE BELLY.
  • 24:25 WHEN THEY ARE VERY THIRSTY ALL OF THIS GOES INSIDE.
  • 24:28 ITS LIKE 'WHFFF', YOU KNOW,
  • 24:29 SUCK IT IN INSIDE ALL THIS SKIN HERE
  • 24:32 AND THEN WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE THIRSTY.
  • 24:35 EVERYTHING ARE PLANNED...
  • 24:37 TO BE PROTECTED UNDER DESERT CONDITION...
  • 24:39 WIND...SANDSTORM...EVERYTHING...
  • 24:42 HE CAN SURVIVE...
  • 24:44 HE IS THE BEST SURVIVOR IN THE DESERT...
  • 24:46 I LOVE THEM.
  • 25:38 PASSOVER IS AN AMAZING FEAST.
  • 25:39 IT'S THE FIRST OF THE SEVEN FEASTS OF THE LORD.
  • 25:41 YOU KNOW THERE'S SO MANY PICTURES IN THIS FEAST
  • 25:44 THAT HAVE TO DO WITH MESSIAH AREN'T THERE?
  • 25:46 THERE IS THE BREAD AND THE BODY...
  • 25:49 THERE'S THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB...
  • 25:50 THERE'S JUST SO MUCH THAT POINTS TO YESHUA
  • 25:52 AND IT SETS UP ALL SEVEN FEASTS DOESN'T IT?
  • 25:55 IT'S BEAUTIFUL...
  • 25:56 IT'S LIKE...IT IS COMMUNION FOR THE CHRISTIANS
  • 25:59 AND IT'S PASSOVER FOR THE JEWS
  • 26:01 BUT THEY'RE BOTH ONE IN THE SAME.
  • 26:03 THEY REALLY ARE.
  • 26:04 THERE'S A STORY OF DELIVERANCE FROM BONDAGE
  • 26:06 WHETHER IT WAS EGYPT FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 26:08 OR OUR DELIVERANCE FROM SIN AS BELIEVERS... AS CHRISTIANS.
  • 26:11 AND REALLY IS THE SAME STORY.
  • 26:12 IT'S A SEAMLESS CONNECTION...
  • 26:14 THIS SETS UP ALL THE OTHER FEASTS
  • 26:16 BECAUSE IT'S REALLY THE BEGINNING OF THE WHOLE THE STORY.
  • 26:18 WE COME TO THE LORD THROUGH THIS PROPHETIC ACT OF THE PASSOVER.
  • 26:23 SO MANY YEARS WHEN WE WOULD HOLD THIS PASSOVER IN OUR HOME
  • 26:25 AND PEOPLE WOULD COME AND THEY WOULD LOOK INTO THESE THINGS
  • 26:28 AND REALLY HAVE A REVELATION OF WHO YESHUA IS
  • 26:30 JUST BY DOING THE PASSOVER.
  • 26:32 WE'RE NOT SAVED BY KEEPING THESE FEASTS OR THESE HOLY DAYS
  • 26:36 BUT WE SEE WHAT GOD INTENDED US TO HAVE COMPLETELY IN YESHUA.
  • 26:40 YOU KNOW MYLES I WAS RAISED CATHOLIC
  • 26:42 AND ALWAYS USED TO HEAR "THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD."
  • 26:48 AND THAT'S SO RANG TRUE TO ME
  • 26:50 AND NOW I KNOW EVEN MORE SO WITH YESHUA BEING THE LAMB OF GOD.
  • 26:53 EXACTLY AND ISN'T IT AMAZING EVEN TODAY
  • 26:56 THAT THE MATZO THAT WE USE IS STRIPPED AND PIERCED AND BROKEN IN THE CEREMONY.
  • 27:01 IT'S JUST AN AMAZING PICTURE OF THE PROPHECIES THAT ISAIAH SPOKE OF
  • 27:05 THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD BE PIERCED AND BROKEN FOR OUR SINS,
  • 27:09 FOR OUR SALVATION...
  • 27:10 INCREDIBLE.
  • 27:11 AND THEN THE CUPS
  • 27:12 INCLUDING THE CUP OF REDEMPTION
  • 27:14 THAT SPEAKS ABOUT OUR WEDDING TO THE LORD,
  • 27:16 ABOUT HIS BLOOD SPILLED OUT FOR US.
  • 27:18 AMAZING STORY...
  • 27:19 AMAZING FEAST
  • 27:20 AND WE'RE JUST SO GRATEFUL TO BRING THIS TO YOU.
  • 27:23 WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO THIS
  • 27:25 BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS
  • 27:27 SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US
  • 27:29 SO THAT WE CAN BRING THESE SHOWS TO YOU.
  • 27:31 AND AS WE GO TODAY WE WANT TO REMIND YOU PLEASE
  • 27:35 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:37 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Overview
  2. Passover
  3. Unleavened Bread
  4. First Fruits
  5. Pentecost
  6. Trumpets
  7. Day of Atonement
  8. Tabernacles
  9. Purim / Hanukkah
  10. Sabbath
  11. Music

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