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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: “Trumpets”
Zola taught about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. A day of celebration and merriment, it is also a time when the seriousness of sin begins to weigh on the hearts of the Jewish people. We saw how the ceremonial horns—shofars—are made. Left Behind author Tim LaHaye gave insights about what will happen when the last trumpet sounds.

Caption transcript for The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012): “Trumpets” (6/11)

  • 00:03 IT IS WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES THAT WE SHOULD JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM THREE TIMES A YEAR.
  • 00:08 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.
  • 00:24 EACH FESTIVAL WOULD BE UNIQUELY FULFILLED IN THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:43 SHALOM, AND WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:45 I'M MYLES,
  • 00:46 THIS IS KATHARINE.
  • 00:47 WE'RE CONTINUING WITH OUR SERIES
  • 00:49 ON THE HOLY DAYS OF OUR LORD.
  • 00:51 YOU KNOW THIS WEEK WE'RE GOING TO BE LEARNING FROM OUR FOUNDER, ZOLA,
  • 00:54 ABOUT THE FEASTS OF TRUMPETS,
  • 00:55 WHICH IS THE FEAST OF BLOWING.
  • 00:57 IT'S THE TIME THE SHOFAR IS BLOWN - THE RAM'S HORN.
  • 01:00 IT REALLY PICTURES THE COMING OF THE LORD.
  • 01:03 IT LOOKS BACK TO THE BINDING OF ISAAC.
  • 01:05 IT'S AN AMAZING FEAST THAT SETS US UP FOR THE WHOLE FALL FEASTS DOESN'T IT?
  • 01:08 IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL FEASTS.
  • 01:10 IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE DAYS OF BLOWING.
  • 01:12 THERE'S LIKE A HUNDRED DIFFERENT SOUNDS THAT ARE MADE IN THE SYNAGOGUE AT THIS TIME.
  • 01:16 YES.THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 01:18 IT REALLY IS PREPARING US FOR THE DAY OF ATONEMENT...
  • 01:20 THE TEN DAYS OF AWE ARE A TIME OF INTROSPECTION
  • 01:23 AND LOOKING TO YOURSELF TO OPEN YOUR SOUL TO GOD
  • 01:26 AND ALLOW HIM TO LOOK INTO YOU
  • 01:28 SO YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT FEAST WHICH IS THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.
  • 01:31 AND SO IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT FEAST.
  • 01:33 WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT FROM ZOLA
  • 01:35 SO LET'S GO TO LOCATION
  • 01:37 AND LEARN ABOUT THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.
  • 01:41 THE LORD SAID,
  • 01:43 "SPEAK TO THE ISRAELITES AND SAY TO THEM,"
  • 01:45 "'THESE ARE MY APPOINTED FEASTS,"
  • 01:48 "THE APPOINTED FEASTS OF THE LORD WHICH YOU ARE TO PROCLAIM AS SACRED ASSEMBLIES.'"
  • 01:53 "'ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH YOU ARE TO HAVE A DAY OF REST;"
  • 01:58 "A MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF TRUMPETS, A HOLY CONVOCATION.'"
  • 02:03 "'DO NO REGULAR WORK, BUT PRESENT AN OFFERING MADE TO THE LORD BY FIRE.'"
  • 02:08 "'PRAISE THE LORD."
  • 02:10 "PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET."
  • 02:12 "LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD."
  • 02:17 [SOUND OF SHOFAR BLOWING]
  • 02:22 WELL, WE ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.
  • 02:23 WHAT CAN I SAY?
  • 02:25 THIS IS THE SOUTHWESTERN PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE WALL.
  • 02:29 FURTHER BACK BEHIND ME THE WALL WOULD GO BACK INTO THE WESTERN WALL, SO-CALLED THE WAILING WALL
  • 02:35 WHERE THE PRAYING GOES ON.
  • 02:37 UP ABOVE THIS CORNER WOULD BE THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE,
  • 02:40 THE MUSLIM MOSQUE, WHICH IS ON THE ANCIENT TEMPLE SITE
  • 02:44 AND FURTHER ALONG THE TOP PLATFORM WOULD BE THE DOME OF THE ROCK, ANOTHER MUSLIM MOSQUE.
  • 02:50 AND HERE, TWO RELIGIONS AT LEAST, ISLAM AND JUDAISM, WORSHIP ALL THE TIME.
  • 02:55 CHRISTIANS COME GALORE TO SEE.
  • 02:57 IT'S NOT FAR AWAY.
  • 02:59 OFF TO MY RIGHT WOULD BE THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER,
  • 03:02 THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, AND OTHER CHRISTIAN SITES.
  • 03:04 EVEN THE ARMENIAN CHURCH IS VERY NEAR HERE, JUST UP THE HILL TO MY RIGHT.
  • 03:09 THIS IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER, FOUGHT OVER PIECE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE WORLD.
  • 03:15 THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO THAT.
  • 03:17 AND HERE WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE FEASTS OF TRUMPETS.
  • 03:20 BECAUSE IT WAS HERE, ON THAT PINNACLE OVER MY HEAD,
  • 03:23 THAT THE TRUMPET PLAYER BLEW THE TRUMPET ON THAT FEAST OF TRUMPETS
  • 03:28 TO CALL IN THE PEOPLE FOR THE FESTIVAL.
  • 03:31 THE FEAST IS DESCRIBED IN LEVITICUS 23, VERSE 24 AND 25.
  • 03:51 A HOLIDAY FOR TRUMPETS IS ALL IT SAYS BY THE WAY.
  • 03:55 IT DOESN'T SAY IT IS THE NEW YEAR,
  • 03:56 AND IT'S REALLY NOT THE NEW YEAR.
  • 03:58 BUT IT HAS COME TO BE THAT
  • 04:00 BECAUSE I GUESS IN AGRARIAN TIMES THIS WAS THE TIME OF YEAR THAT THE HARVEST IS IN
  • 04:04 AND THE PEOPLE COULD COME
  • 04:06 AND THE FALL FEASTS - TRUMPETS, ATONEMENT, AND TABERNACLES, ARE ALL IN A ROW IN THE SAME MONTH.
  • 04:11 THAT WOULD BE THE MONTH OF TISHRI, THE SEVENTH MONTH ON THE JEWISH CALENDAR.
  • 04:16 EXODUS 23:16 SUPPLIES THIS,
  • 04:34 THE FEAST OF INGATHERING IS ANOTHER WAY OF PUTTING IT
  • 04:36 ABOUT THE FALL FEASTS WHEN THE HARVEST HAS COME IN.
  • 04:40 YOU KNOW, THE LORD USED THAT IMAGE OF PEOPLE WORKING IN FIELDS.
  • 04:44 TAKE THE IDEA TODAY.
  • 04:47 YOU WOULD HAVE PALESTINIAN AND JEWISH WORKERS SIDE BY SIDE
  • 04:50 ON SOME FARMS WORKING TOGETHER HARVESTING A FIELD.
  • 04:53 TECHNICALLY THE TRUMPET WOULD SOUND,
  • 04:56 THE FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS WOULD START,
  • 05:00 AND OF COURSE AT THE SOUND OF THAT TRUMPET BLAST, WHICH IS REPEATED THROUGHOUT THE LAND...
  • 05:03 THE TEMPLE TRUMPETER STOOD HERE AND HE BLEW IT,
  • 05:06 AND THEN ANOTHER ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 05:08 AND ANOTHER IN THE JUDEAN DESERT,
  • 05:10 AND ANOTHER UP NORTH AND SO ON.
  • 05:12 THEY ALL BLEW IT TOGETHER
  • 05:14 AND THAT WOULD CALL EVERYBODY TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 05:16 WELL, THE JEW WOULD GET UP AND GO TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 05:18 THE HARVEST IS OVER ONCE THE TRUMPET SOUNDS.
  • 05:21 THE PALESTINIAN WOULD FINISH HARVESTING IN THAT FIELD.
  • 05:24 THE LORD ACTUALLY SAID,
  • 05:26 "WHERE THERE ARE TWO WORKING IN A FIELD I WILL TAKE THE ONE AND LEAVE THE OTHER."
  • 05:30 THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH IS SAID TO BE ON THIS FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS
  • 05:34 AND IT MAKES GOOD SENSE FOR THE RAPTURE TO BE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.
  • 05:38 IF THE LORD WAS CRUCIFIED ON PASSOVER, WHICH OF COURSE HE WAS,
  • 05:42 AND BURIED ON UNLEAVENED BREAD,
  • 05:44 AND RAISED ON FIRST FRUITS,
  • 05:46 AND SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST,
  • 05:48 THESE ARE THE FIRST FOUR FEASTS RIGHT IN A ROW.
  • 05:50 WELL, HE'S NOTHING ON THAT LEVEL SINCE PENTECOST
  • 05:55 AND MANY EXPECT THAT ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS HE'LL COME DOWN FOR THE CHURCH
  • 06:00 WHEN THAT TRUMPET SOUNDS AT THE SOUND OF THE LAST TRUMPET AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS.
  • 06:05 YOU HEAR WORK GOING ON HERE
  • 06:07 BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN FULLY EXCAVATED.
  • 06:09 THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS WORK DAY AND NIGHT TO DO THIS WORK.
  • 06:12 OUR MINISTRY HAS ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS WORK OVER HERE.
  • 06:15 WE WANT TO SEE THE TEMPLE ON EARTH, THE JEWISH HISTORY COME TO THE SURFACE.
  • 06:19 THE MUSLIMS HAVE THE OPPOSITE VIEW.
  • 06:21 UP ON TOP THERE THEY HAVE PURPOSELY DUG OUT AND DESTROYED MOSAIC WALKS
  • 06:27 AND EVIDENCE OF THE JEWISH PRESENCE HERE
  • 06:29 IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE MYTH THAT THEY SAY
  • 06:32 THAT THE JEWS NEVER REALLY WERE HERE AND THERE WAS NEVER A TEMPLE HERE.
  • 06:36 THAT OF COURSE IS CRAZY.
  • 06:37 THE WALL OF THE TEMPLE IS RIGHT BEHIND ME.
  • 06:39 JOSHUA AT JERICHO, THIS IS A TYPE OF THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 06:45 I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE IN OTHER CONTEXT,
  • 06:47 BUT AT THE SOUND OF THE SHOUTS AND THE TRUMPETS,
  • 06:51 JOSHUA TOOK HIS PEOPLE INTO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 06:54 1 THESSALONIANS 4:16 SAYS,
  • 07:03 HE'LL TAKE HIS CHURCH TO THEIR PROMISED LAND
  • 07:05 THAT IS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE AGAIN TO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 07:08 AND JESUS AND JOSHUA HAVE THE SAME NAME.
  • 07:10 IN HEBREW THEIR NAME IS YESHUA, JOSHUA..THAT SIMPLY.
  • 07:15 IN TISHRI THERE ARE 10 DAYS OF AWE.
  • 07:18 THIS FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS ON TISHRI 1
  • 07:21 BUT THE DAY OF ATONEMENT IS ON TISHRI 10.
  • 07:24 SO THEY HAVE TO AFFLICT THEIR SOULS, THINKING ABOUT THEIR SINS ON A DAY OF ATONEMENT
  • 07:30 SO THEY PREPARE FOR IT THROUGH THOSE TEN DAYS OF AWE, SO-CALLED.
  • 07:34 THEY COMPLETE FOR THE YEAR ALL THEIR CONFESSIONS AND CONFESS ALL OF THEIR SINS.
  • 07:41 IN JESUS' TIME, AND TODAY IN ISRAEL, THE FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATED ON 2 DAYS ACTUALLY.
  • 07:47 THE TRUMPET IS BLOWN AT THE VERY BEGINNING.
  • 07:50 GOD DID NOT GIVE THE FESTIVAL A TITLE BY THE WAY.
  • 07:53 IT IS JUST CALLED A FEAST FOR THE BLOWING OF TRUMPETS.
  • 07:56 THAT'S ALL IT SAYS IN SCRIPTURE.
  • 07:58 IT DOES NOT SAY ROSH HASHANAH,
  • 08:00 WHICH MEANS "THE HEAD OF THE YEARS".
  • 08:02 THE TRADITION IS THAT THE KOHANIM BLESSED THE CONGREGATION
  • 08:06 FORMING THEIR HANDS LIKE THIS, WHICH I CAN DO AS A LEVITE.
  • 08:10 A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T, BUT ANYWAY I WAS BORN TO THIS.
  • 08:14 MY NAME IS LEVITT.
  • 08:15 THEY FORMED THIS V-SHAPE WITH THEIR HANDS.
  • 08:18 WHY THIS V?
  • 08:19 TO LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD LOOK THROUGH THEIR HANDS
  • 08:22 AT THE CONGREGATION BELOW, WHICH THEY ARE BLESSING.
  • 08:25 AND AT THE END OF EACH OF OUR SERVICES
  • 08:29 IN OUR MESSIANIC CONGREGATION, SHALOM SHALOM, IN DALLAS,
  • 08:32 TO WHICH YOUR ARE CORDIALLY INVITED ANY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 AT THE BIBLICAL ARTS CENTER,
  • 08:37 I ALWAYS CONCLUDE THE SERVICE BY SAYING,
  • 08:40 "Y'VA-REH'HA ADONAI V'UISH-M'REHA..."
  • 08:43 "MAY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU..." AND SO FORTH.
  • 08:45 I GIVE THE AARONIC BLESSING TO THE CONGREGATION.
  • 08:48 YOU KNOW, THE THOUGHTS AT ROSH HASHANAH TURN TWO WAYS.
  • 08:51 IT'S A CELEBRATION AND YET IT'S A CONFESSION TIME
  • 08:56 OR A TIME TO BE CONSCIOUS OF OUR SINS SO WE CAN CONFESS AT YOM KIPPER.
  • 09:00 SO THEY EAT APPLES AND HONEY - SWEETNESS AND PROVIDENCE
  • 09:05 THAT GOD TOOK CARE OF US OUT THERE IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 09:09 SO THE NEW YEAR IS BOTH A TIME OF UNSETTLED FATE BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
  • 09:17 AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE GOD WILL FORGIVE US,
  • 09:20 AND A TIME OF CELEBRATION.
  • 09:22 THE SWEETNESS OF THE APPLES AND HONEY REMINDS US THAT HE NEVER FORGETS US.
  • 09:26 EVEN OUT IN THE WILDERNESS WHERE THEY WERE WANDERING,
  • 09:29 HE GAVE THEM MANNA
  • 09:30 AND HE GAVE THEM THE MEANS TO BUILD SHELTERS TO STAY OVERNIGHT OUT IN THE COLD.
  • 09:34 MICAH 7:18 SAYS...
  • 09:55 GOD WILL THROW THEIR SINS INTO THE WATER
  • 09:57 AND SO THE TASHLICH SERVICE ACTUALLY SHOWS THROWING BREAD,
  • 10:02 LEAVENED BREAD, WHICH IS SIN, INTO THE WATER.
  • 10:05 IT'S A FASCINATING SERVICE.
  • 10:07 THEN THE TRUMPET IS SPOKEN OF AGAIN WAY BACK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 10:12 THIS IS A SYMBOL THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES OBVIOUSLY.
  • 10:14 REVELATION 11:15...
  • 10:29 THE COMPOSER HANDEL USED THAT TEXT IN HIS MAGNIFICENT MESSIAH ORATORIO,
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  • 12:03 ISRAEL IS A BEAUTIFUL LAND
  • 12:04 AND IT'S AN HISTORIC LAND.
  • 12:06 IT'S OUR JOY TO BRING PEOPLE THERE.
  • 12:09 IT'S A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE.
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  • 12:12 IT CHANGED THEIR LIVES.
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  • 12:16 AND NOW, BACK TO ZOLA.
  • 12:19 WELL, OUR LOCATION IS THE CENTER OF THE EARTH AS I SAID.
  • 12:22 I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO DESCRIBE IT...
  • 12:24 THE TEMPLE SITE IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 12:27 BEHIND ME IS THE PARAPET,
  • 12:28 THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE TEMPLE,
  • 12:30 VERY, VERY HIGH WHERE THE TRUMPETER BLEW THE RAM'S HORN
  • 12:34 TO BEGIN THIS FEAST OF TRUMPETS, WHICH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 12:37 ABOVE US ARE THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE AND THE DOME OF THE ROCK.
  • 12:40 AND BEHIND ME ALONG THAT WESTERN WALL, THE FAMOUS WAILING WALL
  • 12:45 WHERE THE JEWS ARE PRAYING AND ARE PREPARING,
  • 12:48 IF IT IS THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS,
  • 12:50 THEN FOR THE DAY OF ATONEMENT TEN DAYS LATER...
  • 12:52 THE TEN AWESOME DAYS BEFORE WHICH THEY MUST CONFESS ALL OF THEIR SINS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR.
  • 12:57 IN THE PROPHETIC SCHEDULE, AND THE FEASTS DESCRIBE A WONDERFUL SUCCESSION OF PROPHECY:
  • 13:02 I HAD SAID BEFORE THE LORD WAS CRUCIFIED ON PASSOVER...
  • 13:05 BURIED ON UNLEAVENED BREAD...
  • 13:07 RAISED ON FIRST FRUITS...
  • 13:08 SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST,
  • 13:10 AND INDEED, FROM PENTECOST...
  • 13:12 LATE MAY LET'S SAY...
  • 13:14 OVER TO THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS SOMEWHERE IN SEPTEMBER.
  • 13:16 THAT'S A LONG PERIOD.
  • 13:18 AND THAT PERIOD EXPRESSES THE SEASON OF GRACE.
  • 13:21 IT'S THE ONLY TIME SPAN THAT'S NOT EXACT,
  • 13:24 BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHEN THE LORD WILL BLOW THAT TRUMPET
  • 13:27 AND CALL THE CHURCH HOME.
  • 13:29 THIS IS THE RAPTURE; OF COURSE,
  • 13:31 THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS WHAT WE ARE ANTICIPATING.
  • 13:33 I CAN'T BE DOGMATIC ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE LORD SAID NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY.
  • 13:37 AND HE SAID "AT SUCH A TIME AS YE THINK NOT."
  • 13:40 BUT LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY:
  • 13:42 IF HE DOES WHAT HE DID FOUR TIMES BEFORE,
  • 13:43 HE SHOULD COME ON A FEAST OF TRUMPETS.
  • 13:45 YOU MIGHT SAY IF NO MAN KNOWS HOW CAN YOU BEGIN TO SAY IT?
  • 13:49 WELL, THE CHURCHES DON'T STUDY THE FEASTS,
  • 13:52 YOU'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO STUMBLE OVER THEM IN THE SEMINARIES
  • 13:54 AND THE JEWS HAVE THEM COMPLETELY MIXED UP.
  • 13:57 THEY CALL THIS ONE NEW YEARS,
  • 13:58 WHERE GOD SAID IN EXODUS 12 THAT THE 1ST MONTH, NISAN,
  • 14:02 THE MONTH OF PASSOVER IS THE HEAD OF THE MONTHS TO YOU.
  • 14:05 SO THEY'VE CHANGED TO A FISCAL YEAR
  • 14:07 AND CHURCHES FORGETTING THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 14:10 AND THE LORD CAN ACTUALLY DO WHAT HE DID FOUR TIMES BEFORE AND SURPRISE ALMOST EVERYBODY.
  • 14:14 NOW, HIS VOICE IS AS A TRUMPET.
  • 14:18 A FESTIVAL FOR TRUMPETS
  • 14:20 AND AT ONE PLACE IN THE BIBLE
  • 14:22 THE LORD'S VOICE IS HEARD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 14:26 AND IT SAYS THAT HIS VOICE SOUNDS LIKE A TRUMPET.
  • 14:44 AND SO THE BOOK OF REVELATION BEGINS WITH THE LORD'S VOICE SOUNDING LIKE A TRUMPET,
  • 14:48 HIS HAIR WHITE AS WOOL AND FIRE AND SHARP SWORD COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH.
  • 14:53 THE DESCRIPTION OF A FIGURE IN A VISION,
  • 14:55 WHICH MUST HAVE REALLY UPSET THE PROPHET JOHN OUT THERE,
  • 14:59 OR I SHOULD SAY, THE APOSTLE JOHN ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS
  • 15:04 WHERE HE HAD BEEN BANISHED TO DIE ALONE OUT THERE.
  • 15:07 WELL, HE REALLY ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE KING.
  • 15:11 THAT IS THE FIRST RETURN WHEN THE LORD CAME BACK TO DICTATE TO HIM THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 15:16 BUT WE LOOK TO THE SECOND COMING;
  • 15:18 MATTHEW 24 SAYS IT VERY WELL IN VERSES 30 AND 31.
  • 15:32 WHY SHOULD THEY MOURN?
  • 15:34 WELL, THEY DID NOT RECEIVE HIM IF THEY ARE STILL ON EARTH SUCH AS WHEN THEY COME TO JERUSALEM.
  • 15:38 IT SAYS, "THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME, WHOM THEY'VE PIERCED"
  • 15:41 "AND MOURN FOR HIM AS AN ONLY SON"
  • 15:44 "AND A FOUNT OF CLEANSING WILL BE OPENED UNTO THE HOUSE OF DAVID."
  • 15:46 THAT'S ZECHARIAH 12:10.
  • 16:04 SO THE LORD'S TRUMPET SOUNDS THEN AS HE RETURNS EVEN IN THE SECOND COMING.
  • 16:10 1 THESSALONIANS 4:16 IS VERY CLEAR...
  • 16:19 OR 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 51 & 52...
  • 16:26 IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE AT THE SOUND OF THE LAST TRUMPET.
  • 16:29 SO A FESTIVAL OF TRUMPETS IS VERY MEANINGFUL IN SCRIPTURE, THERE'S NO QUESTION.
  • 16:34 NOW, IN THE WEDDING STORY, WHICH WE TELL AN AWFUL LOT OF THE TIME
  • 16:38 BECAUSE AFTER ALL THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE MESSIAH AND THE CHURCH IS AS GROOM TO BRIDE.
  • 16:44 IT IS A WEDDING.
  • 16:46 THE LORD CAME TO CHOOSE A BRIDE.
  • 16:48 JUST AS ABRAHAM SENT HIS SERVANT ELIEZER ALL THE WAY TO HARAN
  • 16:52 TO FIND A WIFE FOR HIS ONLY SON ISAAC,
  • 16:55 GOD SENT TO ISRAEL, TO CHOOSE A BRIDE.
  • 17:01 HE SENT HIS SON TO CHOOSE A BRIDE FROM THE SAME FAMILY.
  • 17:05 AND YOU KNOW, WHEN THE LORD,IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, SAID, "LET THIS CUP PASS FROM ME,"
  • 17:10 THE LORD DIDN'T ANSWER.
  • 17:12 GOD COULD HAVE SENT LEGIONS OF ANGELS.
  • 17:14 AND HE SENT A LEGION TO STRENGTHEN HIM,
  • 17:17 BUT HE DID NOT SAY,"ALL RIGHT, LET'S MARRY THE ROMANS, THE EGYPTIANS, THE GREEKS..."
  • 17:22 "I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE PEOPLE."NO.
  • 17:23 EVEN THOUGH HIS OWN MARRIAGE...
  • 17:25 JEHOVAH IS MARRIED TO ISRAEL AND THEY ARE SEPARATED.
  • 17:28 THAT MARRIAGE IS IN A STORMY SHAPE.
  • 17:30 THE BOOK OF HOSEA DETAILS THAT.
  • 17:32 HOSEA'S WIFE WAS UNFAITHFUL TO HIM.
  • 17:34 SHE CHEATED WITH OTHER MEN.
  • 17:37 SHE BECAME A PROSTITUTE.
  • 17:39 FINALLY SHE DETERIORATED SO MUCH AS TO BECOME A SLAVE AND SHE WAS BEING AUCTIONED AT AN AUCTION.
  • 17:45 AND WHO WAS THE HIGH BIDDER?
  • 17:46 HOSEA, WHO BOUGHT HER BACK
  • 17:48 AND TOOK HER HOME AND SANCTIFIED HER AGAIN.
  • 17:50 AND SO JEHOVAH WILL RECLAIM ISRAEL IN THE END AND BE RECONCILED TO HIS WIFE.
  • 17:55 BUT HE STILL SENT HIS SON TO THE SAME PEOPLE TO CHOOSE A BRIDE
  • 17:59 AND HE BEGAN HIS MINISTRY HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 18:02 WITNESSING UNTO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL
  • 18:05 AS HE TOLD HIS DISCIPLES AND THEN OUT INTO THE WORLD,
  • 18:08 THOSE WHO WOULD ACCEPT THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
  • 18:10 WELL, AT THAT WEDDING, JOHN THE BAPTIST, THE BEST MAN WILL SAY,
  • 18:15 IT IS THE BRIDEGROOM THAT HATH THE BRIDE.
  • 18:17 BUT THE FRIEND OF THE BRIDEGROOM WHO STANDS WITHOUT AND HEARS HIS VOICE REJOICES WITH HIM,
  • 18:22 "THIS IS MY JOY FULFILLED", HE SAYS.
  • 18:25 AND IN II CORINTHIANS 11:2 PAUL PUTS IT THIS WAY,
  • 18:47 WE ARE INDEED THE BRIDE OF CHRIST NOW.
  • 18:50 BUT IN THE COMING KINGDOM WE WILL BE THE WIFE OF CHRIST.
  • 18:54 AND REVELATION 19: 7, 8 AND 9
  • 18:57 THIS IS ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PASSAGES FOR BELIEVERS TO READ IN OUR GREAT HOPE.
  • 19:01 IT SAYS,
  • 19:09 NOTICE WHAT'S ALWAYS BEEN CALLED THE BRIDE.
  • 19:11 THE CHURCH IS NOW CALLED THE WIFE.
  • 19:13 AND SCRIPTURE IS SO ACCURATE...
  • 19:15 THIS IS AFTER THE WEDDING IN HEAVEN.
  • 19:34 WHEN I USED TO WRITE BOOKS, I LOOKED AT SCRIPTURES LIKE THAT ONE IN REVELATION 25 WHICH SAID
  • 19:39 "WRITE" W-R-I-T-E,
  • 19:41 "WRITE FOR THESE WORDS ARE TRUE AND FAITHFUL."
  • 19:44 WELL, THAT IS OUR DESTINY TO BE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST NOW,
  • 19:48 HIS WIFE AT THE WEDDING AND THE QUEEN OF THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 19:54 THE TRUMPET IN SCRIPTURE IS A SYMBOL OF LIBERATION.
  • 19:57 OF COURSE, ARMIES BLEW THE TRUMPET WHEN THEY LIBERATED A TERRITORY OR PEOPLE.
  • 20:01 THE LIBERTY BELL IN PHILADELPHIA HARKS BACK TO THE JUBILEE YEAR IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:08 ON THE SIDE OF IT IS A SCRIPTURE LEVITICUS 25:10,
  • 20:12 "TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT THE LAND, TO ALL OF THE INHABITANTS THEREOF"
  • 20:17 THEY USED A TRUMPET.
  • 20:18 WE USE A BELL.
  • 20:20 AND IT WAS NOT A BRASS TRUMPET OF COURSE, IN BIBLICAL TIMES, BUT A RAM'S HORN.
  • 20:26 THEY TAKE THE HORN AND TREAT IT A CERTAIN WAY AND STRETCH IT OUT
  • 20:29 SO THAT THE CURVE BECOMES A LONG, MORE GENTLY CURVED INSTRUMENT
  • 20:34 AND IT IS A VERY EFFICIENT INSTRUMENT.
  • 20:36 A GOOD PLAYER CAN MAKE QUITE A SOUND ON THE THING.
  • 20:39 AND, OF COURSE, WE ARE ALL GOING TO HEAR IT AT LEAST ONCE AT THE SOUND OF THE LAST TRUMP.
  • 20:43 WE VISITED A SHOFAR MAKER IN TEL AVIV.
  • 20:48 (SHOFAR MAKER) YOU CAN SEE HALF OF THE RAM HORN IS EMPTY
  • 20:52 AND HOLLOW WITH THE BONE INSIDE.
  • 20:57 AND HALF OF IT IS FULL
  • 21:00 SO IN ORDER TO DRILL THE FULL SIDE
  • 21:04 WE HAVE TO STRAIGHTEN THE FULL SIDE.
  • 21:08 WHAT WE ARE DOING
  • 21:09 IS WE'RE HEATING THIS AREA.
  • 21:12 WE'RE STRAIGHTENING IT USING PRESSING.
  • 21:16 THIS IS HOW WE GET THE SHAPE OF THE SHOFAR.
  • 21:19 AFTER THAT, WE START GRINDING AND THEN POLISHING.
  • 21:23 WE MAKE A FINAL SMOOTH POLISHING
  • 21:26 AND THIS IS THE FINAL RESULT.
  • 21:28 (BLOWING SHOFAR)
  • 21:32 (ZOLA) THE SHOFAR HAS A UNIQUE SOUND.
  • 21:34 HERE WE'RE SEEING A MAN PLAYING ONE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 21:37 RECENTLY WE CAME ACROSS AN AMERICAN WOMAN
  • 21:39 WHO CAN PLAY NOT ONE, BUT TWO SHOFARS AT ONCE WITH REMARKABLE SKILL.
  • 21:43 WE THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH SHOWING HER TO YOU.
  • 21:46 BELIEVE ME... THIS IS NOT EASILY DONE.
  • 21:58 YOU KNOW THE MAKING OF A SHOFAR
  • 22:00 IS SUCH A METAPHOR FOR OUR LIFE
  • 22:02 AND OUR WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 22:04 THINK ABOUT IT - THE SHAPING, THE HEAT, THE COLD.
  • 22:06 THERE'S WATER, THERE'S FIRE, THERE'S THIS FORMING OF OUR LIVES TO BE USEFUL TO THE LORD
  • 22:12 JUST LIKE THIS SHOFAR IS USEFUL TO THE RABBIS AND TO THOSE WHO BLOW IT.
  • 22:16 IT REALLY IS A PICTURE OF HOW GOD WANTS TO FORM US
  • 22:19 INTO A VOICE SPEAKING TO OUR GENERATION.
  • 22:22 THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS SHOW.
  • 22:24 I FEEL LIKE ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD TO SPEAK TO THE WORLD
  • 22:28 ABOUT WHO HE IS AND ABOUT HIS SOON RETURN.
  • 22:31 SPEAKING OF HIS SOON RETURN,
  • 22:33 WE HAD A CHANCE TO INTERVIEW TIM LAHAYE,
  • 22:35 WHO IS GOING TO TEACH US
  • 22:37 ABOUT THE PROPHECIES INVOLVED IN TRUMPETS AND THE COMING OF THE LORD.
  • 22:42 THE ULTIMATE EVENT, OF COURSE,
  • 22:44 IS THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 22:45 TO SET UP HIS ONE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
  • 22:48 AFTER WHICH THERE IS THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT
  • 22:51 AND AFTER THAT THE ETERNAL FUTURE.
  • 22:53 WE ARE ASSURED OF ALL OF THOSE THINGS
  • 22:55 BECAUSE OF THE ACCURACY OF THE PROPHECY FULFILLED ALREADY.
  • 23:00 AND YET THERE ARE SOME SIGNS, INDICATIONS.
  • 23:03 FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF CHINA.
  • 23:07 THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY INDICATIONS THAT THE KINGS OF THE EAST,
  • 23:12 AS IT SAYS IN REVELATION 16
  • 23:14 WOULD MARCH ACROSS THE DRIED UP EUPHRATES RIVER
  • 23:17 IN PREPARATION FOR THE GREAT ARMAGEDDON BATTLE
  • 23:20 THAT OCCURS JUST PRIOR TO THE COMING OF CHRIST.
  • 23:24 WELL I FIND THAT IT'S RATHER INTERESTING WITH MANY OTHER SIGNS OF OUR TIMES.
  • 23:28 IT LOOKED LIKE THAT WE COULD ANTICIPATE THAT EVENT.
  • 23:31 IT ALSO IS THAT THIS PERIOD OF TIME
  • 23:33 THAT CHINA IS REACHING OUT TO BECOME A MAJOR WORLD PLAYER ON THE STAGE OF THE HISTORY.
  • 23:40 AND FOR 5,000 YEARS, CHINA HAS NOT BEEN A THREAT TO ANYONE.
  • 23:45 BUT TODAY IN OUR LIFETIME, WE ARE SEEING THE CAPACITY
  • 23:48 AND THE FACT THAT THEY COULD SEND A HUGE ARMY ACROSS THE DRIED UP EUPHRATES RIVER
  • 23:53 AGAINST CHRIST IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 23:56 BUT TO ME THE MOST DYNAMIC THING WILL BE THE FULFILLMENT OF THE SEVEN-YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.
  • 24:02 AND JESUS TALKED ABOUT THAT...
  • 24:04 A TIME WHEN THE EARTH WOULD BE TRIED
  • 24:06 MORE THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME IN PAST HISTORY
  • 24:08 OR EVER WOULD BE AGAIN.
  • 24:10 AND THAT'S MENTIONED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ABOUT 49 TIMES IN DIFFERENT WORDS...
  • 24:15 A TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE...
  • 24:17 IT'S THE LAST SEVEN YEARS TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL WHEN GOD WILL BE WORKING ON THEIR BEHALF,
  • 24:23 BUT ALSO WILL BE CONVICTING THE WORLD.
  • 24:25 WHEN EXCITING EVENTS TAKE PLACE,
  • 24:28 ACTUALLY IT'S ALL RECORDED IN REVELATION CHAPTER 6 THROUGH 19.
  • 24:32 AND IN THAT EXTENDED PERIOD YOU HAVE MORE PROPHETIC INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SEVEN-YEAR PERIOD
  • 24:39 THEN ANY OTHER COMPARABLE PERIOD OF TIME IN ALL OF WORLD HISTORY.
  • 24:42 SO WE HAVE THAT SPECIAL TIME
  • 24:45 AND YOU ASK YOURSELF " WHAT IS THAT FOR?"
  • 24:47 THAT IS FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE A CHOICE ABOUT WHAT WILL THEY DO REGARDING JESUS CHRIST.
  • 24:52 YOU HAVE TWO GREAT POWERS,
  • 24:54 ANTICHRIST ON ONE HAND
  • 24:55 AND CHRIST HIMSELF ON THE OTHER HAND, THROUGH THE 144,000 WITNESSES.
  • 25:00 PEOPLE WILL EITHER TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST OR THE MARK OF CHRIST.
  • 25:03 THEY HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 25:05 JUST LIKE TODAY, PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 25:07 WHENEVER THEY HEAR THE GOSPEL THEY HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 25:10 IS THIS FOR ME?
  • 25:11 WILL I ACCEPT THIS?
  • 25:13 DO I BELIEVE JESUS IS THE MESSIAH
  • 25:15 THAT FULFILLED ALL THOSE PROPHECIES THAT ARE IN THE SCRIPTURE?
  • 25:18 SO MANY THAT NO OTHER HUMAN BEING COULD EVER QUALIFY.
  • 25:21 ONLY JESUS COULD BE THAT PERSON.
  • 25:23 AND HE WAS THE GIFT OF GOD,
  • 25:25 THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD
  • 25:28 AND NOW WHEN PEOPLE HEAR THAT, THEY HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE.
  • 25:30 WILL I ACCEPT?
  • 25:32 WILL I MAKE THAT PERSONAL?
  • 25:33 DID HE DIE FOR ME?
  • 25:34 AND IF THEY CHOOSE JESUS
  • 25:36 BY FAITH, THEY BECOME CHRISTIANS.
  • 25:38 AND IF THEY REJECT HIM,
  • 25:40 THEY LOSE THEIR OPPORTUNITY FOR ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 25:43 AND I BELIEVE THAT IS THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF LIFE ON THIS PLANET...
  • 25:48 TO MAKE OUR CHOICE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY.
  • 26:33 YOU KNOW THE FEASTS OF TRUMPETS REALLY SHOWS US
  • 26:35 THAT THERE'S AN HISTORICAL, A PROPHETIC AND A PERSONAL MEANING TO THESE FEASTS.
  • 26:39 HISTORICALLY IT WAS ABOUT ISRAEL;
  • 26:41 PROPHETICALLY IT POINTS TO THE MESSIAH;
  • 26:44 AND PERSONALLY IT'S REALLY ABOUT US AND OUR WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 26:47 A SHOFAR IS USED FOR SO MANY THINGS.
  • 26:49 IT'S A CALL TO AWAKEN;
  • 26:51 IT'S A CALL TO ASSEMBLE;
  • 26:53 AND IT'S A CALL TO LOOK UP.
  • 26:54 YES, TO LOOK UP AS IT SAYS IN 1 THESSALONIANS 5 AND 1 CORINTHIANS 15,
  • 26:59 IT'S A CALL TO LOOK FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD,
  • 27:03 BECAUSE THIS SOUND WILL COME AND WE WILL ALL BE BROUGHT UP IF WE KNOW HIM.
  • 27:07 SO WE WANT TO REMIND YOU, OF COURSE, THAT WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU THESE SHOWS
  • 27:11 BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS.
  • 27:13 SO PLEASE STAND WITH US AND HELP US TO EXPAND THIS MINISTRY.
  • 27:16 WE REALLY FEEL LIKE IN THE DAY THAT WE'RE LIVING WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE END.
  • 27:20 WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE RETURN OF THE LORD
  • 27:22 AND WE WANT TO AWAKEN THE WORLD TO WHO YESHUA IS AND TO THE PLACE OF ISRAEL,
  • 27:26 BOTH FOR THE CHURCH AND FOR THE LOST.
  • 27:29 SO UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU,
  • 27:32 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 27:34 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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