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Series: “Acts: Then and Now”
… The Story Continues
Myles and Katharine show us the implications of the Acts of the Apostles in history and the future.
Episode: “The Good News”
At Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, Myles illustrates how the Gospel traveled west, with a positive impact on Europe and the Americas. The United States is a shining example of what the Gospel can produce—and how that is being challenged today. Katharine interviews Rita Tsukahira on Mt. Carmel, where Rita leads a ministry for troubled Israeli Arabs and Jews and for refugees from Africa.

Caption transcript for Acts: Then and Now — “The Good News” (2/8)

  • 00:13 GO YE THEREFORE AND TEACH ALL NATIONS
  • 00:16 BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:21 TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU
  • 00:26 AND LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:42 SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:44 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 00:45 I'M MYLES WEISS
  • 00:46 THIS IS MY WIFE
  • 00:47 AND MY COHOST KATHARINE
  • 00:49 AND TODAY WE'RE CONTINUING
  • 00:50 IN OUR SERIES "ACTS THEN AND NOW...THE STORY CONTINUES"
  • 00:53 AND WE'RE SEEING HOW THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • 00:57 WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW PHASE OF THE CHURCH LIFE
  • 01:00 AND HOW THE GOSPEL WENT AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 01:02 IT REALLY AFFECTED AMERICA DIDN'T IT?
  • 01:04 IT AFFECTS WHERE EVER IT GOES.
  • 01:05 IT BRINGS LIGHT AND LIFE AND LIBERTY.
  • 01:08 AND ON THE BELL THAT MYLES IS GOING TO BE TALKING IN FRONT IN JERUSALEM
  • 01:12 IS THE SCRIPTURE LEVITICUS 25:10.
  • 01:15 IT TALKS ABOUT GOD'S LIBERTY.
  • 01:17 AND THE WORD "LIBERTY" ITSELF IN HEBREW MEANS "JOY", "ALARM" AND "AWAKENING".
  • 01:22 SO WHEN WE STAY IN HIS WORD AND WE STAY WITH HIM WE CAN WALK IN LIBERTY.
  • 01:26 LET'S GO NOW AND HEAR MORE FROM MYLES IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:36 I'M HERE IN LIBERTY BELL PARK...
  • 01:37 NOT IN PHILADELPHIA
  • 01:39 BUT IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:40 BEHIND ME YOU SEE A LIBERTY BELL
  • 01:42 THAT IS A COPY OF THE ONE IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 01:44 AND WAS GIVEN AS A GIFT TO JERUSALEM IN 1976
  • 01:48 WHEN THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS CELEBRATED.
  • 01:54 THE GOSPEL LEFT HERE AND WENT AROUND THE WORLD TO THE WEST.
  • 01:59 IT ROSE IN EUROPE...
  • 02:00 IT ROSE IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 02:02 AND NOW IT'S RISING IN THE EAST IN CHINA
  • 02:04 WHERE THE CHINESE CHURCH IS DESIRING TO BRING THE GOSPEL BACK ACROSS THE SILK ROAD
  • 02:10 PREACHING THROUGH THE 10/40 WINDOW TOUCHING THE MUSLIMS ON THE WAY
  • 02:14 AND BRINGING IT BACK INTO JERUSALEM THROUGH THEIR "BACK TO JERUSALEM" MOVEMENT.
  • 02:18 BUT ALONG THE WAY THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN ONE OF THE DEAREST FRIENDS TO ISRAEL.
  • 02:23 WILL THAT CONTINUE?
  • 02:24 THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO ADDRESS DURING THIS SHOW.
  • 02:27 I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE KNOW THAT NATIONS RISE AND FALL
  • 02:31 WITH THEIR TREATMENT OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES...
  • 02:36 ACCORDING TO GENESIS 12, VERSE 3,
  • 02:38 "I WILL BLESS THOSE THAT BLESS YOU."
  • 02:40 "I WILL CURSE THOSE THAT CURSE YOU."
  • 02:42 FAMILIES ARE CELEBRATING HERE IN JERUSALEM...
  • 02:44 THE SOUNDS OF THEM ENJOYING THIS PARK.
  • 02:47 YOU KNOW ON THIS BELL THE SCRIPTURE THAT IS WRITTEN IS LEVITICUS 25:10 WHICH SAYS
  • 02:52 "PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT THE LAND."
  • 02:55 IT'S A REFERENCE TO THE JUBILEE YEAR WHEN THE LAND WAS TO BE CELEBRATED,
  • 03:00 WHEN IT'S TO BE RESTED,
  • 03:01 WHEN DEBTS WERE TO BE CANCELLED.
  • 03:04 AND AS THE GOSPEL HAS COME TO AMERICA
  • 03:06 WE'VE PICKED UP SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ASPECTS OF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 03:11 EVEN OUR MONEY SAYS "IN GOD WE TRUST" OR SPEAKS OF LIBERTY.
  • 03:15 IN THE EARLY DAYS OF OUR NATION THOMAS JEFFERSON SUGGESTED THAT
  • 03:20 OUR SEAL SHOULD BE A PICTURE OF THE HEBREWS COMING OUT OF EGYPT,
  • 03:23 THAT THAT WAS AN APPROPRIATE WAY TO EXPRESS THE FOUNDING OF OUR COUNTRY.
  • 03:27 WE SEE BIBLICAL NAMES, HEBREW NAMES IN THE FOUNDERS OF THE NATION...
  • 03:31 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN...
  • 03:33 COTTON MATHER.
  • 03:34 COTTON IS NAMED AFTER HIS FAMILY BUT ALSO IT'S A WORD IN HEBREW.
  • 03:38 IT MEANS "SMALL" OR "LITTLE".
  • 03:40 HE WAS THE LESSER OF THE MATHER FAMILIES.
  • 03:42 THE GREAT UNIVERSITIES OF AMERICA ARE TOUCHED...HAVE BEEN FOUNDED BY JUDEO-CHRISTIAN LIFE.
  • 03:49 YALE HAS ON ITS SEAL A PICTURE OF THE URIM AND THUMMIM,
  • 03:54 THE "LIGHTS" AND "PERFECTIONS" FROM THE PRIESTLY HIGH GARMENTS.
  • 03:58 IN FACT, THAT SCRIPTURE FOR THE URIM AND THUMMIM COMES FROM LEVITICUS 8:8
  • 04:04 WHICH IS THE VERY CENTER OF THE TORAH.
  • 04:06 THAT MEANS THAT YALE WHEN THEY MADE THEIR SEAL
  • 04:09 THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BOOK AT THE CENTER OF THEIR SEAL WAS THE BIBLE.
  • 04:14 WHEN HARVARD WAS FOUNDED THEY BELIEVED THAT HEBREW SHOULD BE A COMPULSORY COURSE
  • 04:19 AND THEY INTENDED ALL THEIR STUDENTS TO SPEAK HEBREW,
  • 04:23 TO STUDY HEBREW AND TO BE ABLE TO READ THE SCRIPTURES IN HEBREW.
  • 04:26 HAVE WE DRIFTED FROM THAT?
  • 04:29 HAS LIFE CHANGED IN AMERICA?
  • 04:30 LISTEN TO A WORD FROM THE ORIGINAL CHARTER OF YALE UNIVERSITY.
  • 04:45 WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE.
  • 04:47 THAT WAS EARLY DAYS, THE FOUNDING OF OUR COUNTRY AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY.
  • 04:52 ARE WE GOING TO FOLLOW IN THE STEPS OF EUROPE?
  • 04:54 ARE WE GOING TO FOLLOW THE WAYS OF THIS WORLD?
  • 04:57 OR WILL WE CONTINUE TO BE A JUDEO-CHRISTIAN COUNTRY?
  • 05:00 THAT'S WHAT'S BEFORE US TODAY.
  • 05:16 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 05:20 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER "THE LEVITT LETTER".
  • 05:24 WHEN YOU CALL BE SURE TO ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOGUE WITH THE LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 05:30 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE,
  • 05:31 "THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES"
  • 05:34 INCLUDES READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDS, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 05:39 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 05:42 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 05:45 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 05:52 LISTEN TO THIS VERSE FROM MICAH 4:3,
  • 06:02 WE HEAR THAT OFTEN
  • 06:04 WHEN THERE'S SOME KIND OF DESIRE AMONG THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA TO BE PACIFISTIC
  • 06:09 BUT WE FORGET THAT THE PROPHET JOEL SAID JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 06:13 HE SAID WE WILL TURN OUR PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS
  • 06:17 BECAUSE THERE'S A TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER HEAVEN...
  • 06:19 A TIME FOR WAR...
  • 06:20 AND A TIME FOR PEACE.
  • 06:22 THE UNITED STATES HAS ALWAYS KNOWN THAT.
  • 06:24 THAT'S WHY WE'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO THE LITTLE GUYS AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 06:28 NOT ONLY DID WE DEFEND EUROPE WHEN THE NAZIS ROSE INTO POWER,
  • 06:33 BUT WE WENT ON TO FIGHT FOR THE KOREANS.
  • 06:35 WE WENT TO VIET NAM TO TRY TO STOP THE TAKEOVER BY COMMUNIST CHINA.
  • 06:40 AND EVEN TODAY, TWO OF THE SMALLEST NATIONS IN THE WORLD ARE BEING BACKED UP BY AMERICA -
  • 06:46 TAIWAN, LIVING UNDER THE THREAT OF THE GIANT OF COMMUNIST CHINA;
  • 06:51 AND ISRAEL, SURROUNDED BY 22 MUSLIM NATIONS DESIRING A 23RD MUSLIM NATION.
  • 06:59 WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR THOSE NATIONS
  • 07:02 AND I THINK THAT REGARDING ISRAEL IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT THE UNITED STATES NOT FALTER.
  • 07:08 WE LEARN SO MUCH FROM THIS PLACE.
  • 07:11 WE'VE GOT SO MUCH FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 07:13 IT'S HERE WHERE THE ETHICS THAT CAME TO AMERICA ABOUT GODLINESS IN THE LAW,
  • 07:18 PURSUING EARTHLY JUSTICE,
  • 07:20 GOING AFTER THE RIGHTS OF THE UNDERDOG,
  • 07:23 AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE COME TO TAKE FOR GRANTED IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 07:28 HAVE COME FROM THE SCRIPTURES AND CAME WITH THE BIBLE.
  • 07:32 ARE WE GOING TO GO THE WAY OF EUROPE?
  • 07:35 THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT IS BEFORE US TODAY.
  • 07:38 TODAY IN EUROPE, AS THEY HAVE ALLOWED THEMSELVES TO DRIFT FROM THEIR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ROOTS,
  • 07:45 THERE'S BEEN THE ONSLAUGHT OF ISLAM AND THE OVERTAKING OF THE EUROPEAN NATIONS BY ISLAM.
  • 07:51 AND THE QUESTION BEFORE US IS WILL WE GO THAT WAY?
  • 07:54 WILL WE ALLOW SECULAR HUMANISM TO COME IN AND TAKE OVER THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD,
  • 08:00 THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT THE WORLD, AND THEREBY OPEN THE DOOR FOR ISLAM AND SHARIA LAW.
  • 08:06 THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT IS BEFORE US NOW.
  • 08:10 I'M THINKING ABOUT WHEN THE IRAQ WAR STARTED.
  • 08:14 IT WAS SO CONTROVERSIAL.
  • 08:16 THE UNITED NATIONS WAS TRYING TO MANEUVER THE UNITED STATES
  • 08:20 AND BACK THEN PRESIDENT BUSH SAID,
  • 08:22 YOU KNOW, WE DON'T REALLY NEED A PERMISSION SLIP FROM THE UNITED NATIONS
  • 08:26 TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
  • 08:28 I BELIEVE WE NEED THAT KIND OF A LEADERSHIP NOW.
  • 08:31 WE NEED SOMEONE TO STAND FOR THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL,
  • 08:34 FOR THE FUTURE OF THE GOSPEL,
  • 08:36 FOR THE FUTURE OF A JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VIEW OF THE WORLD.
  • 08:39 THAT'S WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN.
  • 08:41 IT WILL NOT COME FROM THE UNITED NATIONS.
  • 08:43 IT HAS TO COME FROM A BELIEF IN AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM.
  • 08:47 THAT WAS BORN IN THE BASIS OF OUR COUNTRY WHICH WAS FROM THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 08:53 SO TODAY I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE ROOTS SOMEWHERE.
  • 08:58 WE WERE NOT JUST BORN OUT OF NOWHERE.
  • 09:00 WE HAVE ROOTS IN THIS BOOK.
  • 09:03 WE HAVE ROOTS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 09:06 MY FRIEND, PETER TSUKAHIRA, A PASTOR UP IN CARMEL, SAID
  • 09:09 STUDYING THE NEW TESTAMENT WITHOUT STUDYING THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 09:12 IS LIKE COMING INTO A MOVIE IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 09:15 YOU KNOW HOW IT ENDS, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
  • 09:18 WE NEED TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS,
  • 09:20 BUT WE NEED TO KNOW WHY IT ENDS THAT WAY.
  • 09:23 THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO STAND WITH ISRAEL,
  • 09:26 TO STAND WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 09:28 AND TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH BIBLICAL EYES.
  • 09:49 IT HAS BEEN A GOOD SEASON.
  • 09:51 PLENTIFUL RAIN.
  • 09:53 AND NOW THE DAYS ARE FILLED WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.
  • 09:56 SOON WE WILL SEE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.
  • 10:01 I'M JOSHUA,
  • 10:02 AND THIS IS MY LAND.
  • 10:05 IT IS RICH AND FERTILE,
  • 10:06 BLESSED BY HASHEM.
  • 10:09 MANY YEARS AGO, ABRAHAM JOURNEYED ACROSS THE ROADS THAT ENCOMPASSED THESE VERY FIELDS.
  • 10:15 AND GOD PROMISED HIM THAT ONE DAY HIS SEED WOULD INHERIT THIS VERY LAND.
  • 10:23 COME; SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS MIRACLE OF LIFE.
  • 10:27 WALK THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.
  • 10:31 WITNESS WITH ME THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND OF PROMISE.
  • 10:43 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL,
  • 10:46 CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 10:51 THAT'S ISRAEL
  • 10:52 AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT.
  • 10:54 I'M HERE TODAY WITH TRACIE,
  • 10:56 OUR TRAVEL MANAGER
  • 10:57 AND WE'RE GOING TO SHARE
  • 10:58 JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
  • 11:00 HOW OUR TOURS WORK.
  • 11:01 I MEAN THEY'RE JUST SO...
  • 11:02 YOU MAKE THEM SO SMOOTH, TRACIE.
  • 11:03 WELL I APPRECIATE THAT, KATHARINE.
  • 11:05 IT'S SO GOOD TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN.
  • 11:06 IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL TO BE HERE
  • 11:08 TO TELL THE PEOPLE...
  • 11:09 I WAS JUST TELLING YOU EARLIER -
  • 11:11 WHAT I WANT TO COMMUNICATE TODAY
  • 11:12 IS JUST THE INTIMACY THAT
  • 11:15 PEOPLE ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE
  • 11:17 BY GOING WITH US.
  • 11:18 YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THE SHOW
  • 11:19 FOR YEARS AND I KNOW THAT YOU
  • 11:21 WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL
  • 11:22 TO SEE THE SITES FIRST HAND,
  • 11:23 BUT I JUST DON'T THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
  • 11:25 THAT PERSONAL INTIMACY
  • 11:27 THAT IS GOING TO DEVELOP.
  • 11:28 IT WOULD BE A JOY TO HAVE YOU.
  • 11:29 MYLES AND KATHARINE
  • 11:30 ARE ON EACH TRIP
  • 11:32 AND IT'S JUST SUCH A DELIGHT
  • 11:33 TO HAVE YOU BOTH THERE.
  • 11:34 IT'S A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.
  • 11:35 IT'S A TIME WHEN YOUR LIFE IS TRANSFORMED.
  • 11:38 THANK YOU, TRACIE.
  • 11:39 YOU HAVE SUCH A HEART FOR ISRAEL.
  • 11:41 I RECENTLY SPOKE TO RITA TSUKAHIRA
  • 11:45 ON TOP OF MOUNT CARMEL
  • 11:46 AND ABOUT HER HEART FOR ISRAEL.
  • 11:48 GOD HAS RAISED UP A MINISTRY OF REFUGE.
  • 11:51 TAKE A LOOK.
  • 11:55 RITA, GOD HAS BIRTHED SOMETHING VERY DEAR TO YOUR HEART TO SEE WOMEN FIND SHELTER.
  • 11:59 TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SHELTER THAT IS HERE ON MOUNT CARMEL.
  • 12:03 IN 2003 WE OPENED OUR DOORS
  • 12:07 TO WOMEN WHO WERE HURTING,
  • 12:10 WOMEN WHO WERE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,
  • 12:13 WOMEN WHO FOR SOME REASON NEEDED A PLACE OF SHELTER FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY.
  • 12:19 WE REALLY DIDN'T AT THAT POINT KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT WAS GOING TO GO,
  • 12:25 BUT WE ARE A MINISTRY THAT IN THE VERY BEGINNING BACK IN 1990 WAS BIRTHED IN ISAIAH 58.
  • 12:33 IN THE NEED TO REACH OUT TO THOSE WHO ARE ON THE STREETS, WHO NEED A HAND, WHO NEED FOOD.
  • 12:40 GOD'S CHOSEN FAST IS ISAIAH 58
  • 12:43 AND OUT OF THAT, BACK IN THE VERY BEGINNINGS OF OUR MINISTRY
  • 12:47 WAS BIRTHED A DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB FOR MEN.
  • 12:50 SO ALL THESE YEARS LATER
  • 12:52 WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE THESE TWO OLD BUILDINGS HERE ON MOUNT CARMEL,
  • 12:57 I REALLY FELT A BURNING DESIRE IN MY HEART TO DO SOMETHING FOR WOMEN.
  • 13:02 WONDERFUL
  • 13:03 AND THAT'S WHY WE SAID, WHOSOEVER COME.
  • 13:05 WE DIDN'T ADVERTISE.
  • 13:07 WORD OF MOUTH.
  • 13:08 THE FIRST WOMAN WE RECEIVED WAS, TO MY SURPRISE A FOREIGN WORKER.
  • 13:13 SHE WAS A COLUMBIAN WOMAN WHO HAD ACTUALLY BEEN ATTACKED
  • 13:18 AND ALMOST MURDERED BY HER BOYFRIEND.
  • 13:21 SHE WAS SENT HERE BY THE POLICE UNDER PROTECTION.
  • 13:25 IT WAS A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR US.
  • 13:27 BUT WE SOON REALIZED THAT SHE WASN'T JUST SENT HERE FOR PROTECTION.
  • 13:31 SHE WAS SENT HERE TO HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD,
  • 13:34 TO COME BACK TO A FAITH THAT MAYBE WAS REALLY NEVER ALIVE TO HER.
  • 13:38 THAT BEGAN A WHOLE PROCESS OF WOMEN COMING -
  • 13:42 ARAB WOMEN, JEWISH WOMEN.
  • 13:44 SOME WERE DRUG ADDICTS.
  • 13:46 BUT THAT WAS NOT OUR PRIMARY CALL.
  • 13:49 IT WAS TO HURTING, TO DESPERATE, TO WOMEN NEEDING SHELTER.
  • 13:53 THEN TO MY SURPRISE, BECAUSE GOD IS ALWAYS FULL OF SURPRISES,
  • 13:58 IN MAY...
  • 14:00 ACTUALLY IT WAS A LITTLE EARLIER...
  • 14:02 IN MARCH 2006 I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE IMMIGRATION POLICE.
  • 14:06 THEY HAD HEARD ABOUT US FROM AN NGO, A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN TEL AVIV,
  • 14:13 THAT WE MIGHT BE OPEN TO TAKING IN A SUDANESE REFUGEE.
  • 14:19 I JUST FELT IN MY HEART THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT GOD WAS GOING TO OPEN UP FOR US.
  • 14:26 I'D HEARD ABOUT THE WAR IN SUDAN.
  • 14:29 THERE WAS A 20 YEAR WAR THERE.
  • 14:30 A CIVIL WAR WHERE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WERE KILLED,
  • 14:35 MILLIONS WENT INTO ASYLUM SEEKING REFUGE.
  • 14:41 ALSO IN DARFUR, AS WE'RE WELL AWARE.
  • 14:45 IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE THESE LITTLE CHILDREN RUN AROUND.
  • 14:49 I SEE YOU LIKE A MOTHER HEN.
  • 14:50 GOD HAS PUT A HAND OVER YOU.
  • 14:53 TO SEE THEIR HEARTS OPEN UP.
  • 14:57 YOU ALSO HAVE A WORK THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE.
  • 15:01 TELL ME A LITTLE BIT' ABOUT THAT CALL.
  • 15:03 FIRST OF ALL LET ME JUST SAY ABOUT CHILDREN -
  • 15:05 WE NEVER EXPECTED.
  • 15:06 WE HAVE OVER 40 CHILDREN THAT WERE BORN HERE.
  • 15:08 THEY'RE NOT ALL HERE NOW.
  • 15:10 THE WHOLE AREA OF OPENING OUR HEARTS,
  • 15:14 IT'S VERY CLEAR IN LEVITICUS 19:33
  • 15:17 THAT WE ARE TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TO STRANGERS.
  • 15:20 BECAUSE WE AS JEWS,
  • 15:21 AND I'M A JEW FROM NEW YORK,
  • 15:23 WERE PEOPLE WHO NEEDED A PLACE.
  • 15:26 I FEEL ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IS CALLED AFRICA'S HEART.
  • 15:31 WE'RE GIVING THE WOMEN A PROJECT WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THESE BAGS.
  • 15:36 IT'S ALMOST LIKE A THERAPY,
  • 15:38 BUT IT'S ALSO GIVING THEM A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE.
  • 15:41 WE SELL THEM TO PEOPLE WHO COME HERE.
  • 15:44 WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO PRESENT IT
  • 15:45 AND IT GIVES THE WOMEN JUST A SENSE OF SELF-RESPECT.
  • 15:49 RITA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING WHAT GOD IS DOING HERE
  • 15:52 AND WHAT YOU'VE OPENED YOUR HEART TO SEE HIS HEART AND SO MANY PEOPLE COME TO FAITH.
  • 15:56 THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • 15:58 THANK YOU.
  • 16:01 THAT'S RITA UP IN HAIFA
  • 16:03 AND IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE THE WORD TRANSFORMING LIVES NOT ONLY SPIRITUALLY, BUT PHYSICALLY.
  • 16:09 I MEAN PURE RELIGION AND UNDEFILED IS TO VISIT THE WIDOWS AND THE ORPHANS.
  • 16:13 WE'VE SEEN SOME OF THAT WORK
  • 16:15 AND WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK AND SEE MORE.
  • 16:17 IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE HEAR ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER, MYLES,
  • 16:20 AND WHAT GOD IS DOING IN COMMUNICATING DIRECTLY TO US.
  • 16:25 WELL WE ARE GRATEFUL
  • 16:26 TO BE ABLE TO SEND YOU
  • 16:28 OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.
  • 16:29 IT'S FREE TO YOU,
  • 16:30 THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 16:31 IT REALLY IS FULL
  • 16:32 OF UP-TO-DATE NEWS
  • 16:32 AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL INPUT
  • 16:34 FOR THE DAYS AHEAD AND THE DAY
  • 16:35 IN WHICH WE'RE LIVING.
  • 16:36 ALSO THIS WEEK, OUR OFFER IS
  • 16:38 "HOW CAN A GENTILE BE SAVED?"
  • 16:40 ZOLA PUT THIS TOGETHER
  • 16:41 BEFORE HIS GRADUATION TO HEAVEN.
  • 16:43 IT'S REALLY VALUABLE
  • 16:45 BECAUSE REALLY WE'RE
  • 16:46 TURNING THE GOSPEL BACK
  • 16:48 TO ITS ORIGINAL VIEW.
  • 16:49 IT WASN'T THAT "HOW CAN A JEW
  • 16:51 GET INTO THE KINGDOM",
  • 16:52 BUT REALLY,
  • 16:53 "HOW CAN THE GENTILES
  • 16:54 GET INTO THE KINGDOM."
  • 16:55 IT WAS THROUGH THE JEWS,
  • 16:57 JUST AS MOST JEWISH PEOPLE TODAY COME INTO THE KINGDOM THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF A GENTILE,
  • 17:00 SO IT IS THAT IN THE EARLY CHURCH MOST OF THE GENTILES CAME IN THROUGH JEWISH MINISTRY.
  • 17:05 SO WE'RE GLAD TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.
  • 17:08 ISAIAH 58:10 SAYS,
  • 17:10 "HO, EVERYONE THAT THIRSTS COME AND BUY WITHOUT MONEY AND DRINK WITHOUT WATER."
  • 17:15 IT IS REALLY AMAZING TO SEE THE GOSPEL GOING FORWARD
  • 17:19 IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE THROUGH THE MINISTRY ON MOUNT CARMEL.
  • 17:22 AND IT'S A SUPERNATURAL WORK
  • 17:24 AND GOD IS DOING IT TODAY IN THE LAND.
  • 17:26 ACTS, THEN AND NOW -
  • 17:28 IT'S CONTINUING.
  • 17:29 LET'S GO TAKE A LOOK.
  • 17:41 SHALOM,
  • 17:42 WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU HERE IN HAIFA,
  • 17:44 WHICH IS LOCATED IN MOUNT CARMEL IN ISRAEL.
  • 17:47 ONE OF THE GREATEST MIRACLES
  • 17:48 THAT TOOK PLACE
  • 17:50 IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY
  • 17:51 WAS THAT YESHUA, THE GOD,
  • 17:53 HE TOOK FLESH
  • 17:55 AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AS IT IS DESCRIBED BY THE APOSTLE JOHN.
  • 17:59 I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THIS VERSE,
  • 18:02 THAT THE WORD IS TAKEN FLESH, IS STILL ALIVE IN OUR DAYS.
  • 18:06 TWENTY PLUS YEARS AGO, DAVID AND KAREN DAVIS, THEY RECEIVED THE WORD FROM GOD.
  • 18:10 AND THE WORD WAS THAT WE SHOULD GIVE FOOD TO THE HUNGRY.
  • 18:14 WE SHOULD CLOTHE THE NAKED.
  • 18:17 AND THIS IS WHAT THE PROPHET ISAIAH SPEAKS IN CHAPTER 58 OF HIS BOOK.
  • 18:22 WE WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW THIS WORD IS BECOMING FLESH IN OUR DAYS.
  • 18:27 RIGHT BEHIND ME IS ONE OF OUR HUMANITARIAN MINISTRIES WHICH IS CALLED, ELIJAH'S CLOAK.
  • 18:34 HERE, PEOPLE COME AND RECEIVE CLOTHING FOR FREE WITHOUT ANY CHARGE.
  • 18:40 ON TOP OF THAT THEY ARE WARMLY WELCOMED.
  • 18:43 THEY EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 18:45 THEY CAN RECEIVE AND EXPERIENCE IN THEIR PERSONAL LIFE
  • 18:49 THE TOUCH OF THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH THE MINISTERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING THERE.
  • 18:53 AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE HERE A ROOM FULL OF CLOTHING
  • 18:58 THAT IS DONATED BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS.
  • 19:01 ALL THIS CLOTHING, THE PURPOSE OF IT IS TO BE GIVEN TO THE NEEDY,
  • 19:05 PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL HARDSHIP,
  • 19:08 OR ARE GOING THROUGH A PROCESS OF IMMIGRATION OR REPATRIATION
  • 19:12 AND ARE GETTING SETTLED HERE IN THIS LAND.
  • 19:15 AND AS THEY COME TO THIS PLACE THEY RECEIVE NOT ONLY CLOTHING
  • 19:18 BUT ALSO THE LOVE OF GOD THAT IS BEING SHARED ABROAD
  • 19:22 THROUGH THE HEARTS OF THE BELIEVERS AND SHARED WITH THOSE WHO ARE COMING HERE.
  • 19:40 WHEN WE TALK ABOUT HELPING NEEDY PEOPLE HERE IN ISRAEL,
  • 19:43 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT WAS ALWAYS IN THE HEART OF GOD.
  • 19:47 YESHUA, WHILE HERE IN THIS LAND, WALKING FROM CITY TO CITY,
  • 19:51 HE WAS ALWAYS ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE - HEALING THEM, FULFILLING THEIR NEEDS.
  • 19:56 THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO SEE HAPPENING IN THE MIDST OF US.
  • 19:59 WE WANT TO SHARE THE LOVE OF GOD WITH PEOPLE.
  • 20:02 SEE HOW THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR LIVES ARE BEING ESTABLISHED,
  • 20:05 AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE DESCRIBED AS "DRY BONES";
  • 20:11 THEY ARE BECOMING A MIGHTY ARMY OF GOD.
  • 20:14 RAVEN BASKET IS A FOOD DISTRIBUTION MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY.
  • 20:18 THROUGH THIS MINISTRY MORE THAN 160 FAMILIES RECEIVE FOOD ON A WEEKLY BASIS.
  • 20:24 MOST OF THESE FAMILIES ARE IMMIGRANTS FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.
  • 20:28 I REMEMBER MY FIRST PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS MINISTRY
  • 20:31 WHEN WE HAD JUST MADE ALIYAH TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 20:34 WE CAME INTO THE COMMUNITY, CAME INTO THE CONGREGATION -
  • 20:37 WE RECEIVED THE PACKAGE OF FOOD.
  • 20:39 EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A SMALL, SMALL SACK OF FOOD, WE WERE DEEPLY TOUCHED IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 20:45 THROUGH THAT I CAN DEEPLY IDENTIFY ON A VERY PERSONAL LEVEL
  • 20:49 WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RECEIVING THIS FOOD EVEN NOW.
  • 20:52 BECAUSE EVEN AS THE SAME AS WE DEAL WITH ELIJAH'S CLOAK IN GIVING CLOTHING,
  • 20:57 HERE WE ALSO WANT TO SHARE WITH THE PEOPLE NOT ONLY FOOD
  • 21:00 AND NOT ONLY TO PROVIDE THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS,
  • 21:03 WE WANT TO SHARE WITH THEM THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 21:06 WE WANT TO SHARE WITH THEM GOD'S HEART,
  • 21:09 WHICH IS ALWAYS TO HELP AND TO SUPPORT AND TO MINISTER TO THE PEOPLE.
  • 21:29 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM...♪
  • 21:32 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM♪
  • 21:37 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 21:43 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM...♪
  • 21:46 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM♪
  • 21:51 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 21:57 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM♪
  • 22:03 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM K'VODO♪
  • 22:10 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM♪
  • 22:17 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM K'VODO♪
  • 22:23 ♪HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS...♪
  • 22:26 ♪HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS♪
  • 22:30 ♪IS THE LORD♪
  • 22:37 ♪HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS♪
  • 22:40 ♪SO HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS♪
  • 22:44 ♪IS THE LORD♪
  • 22:51 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS♪
  • 22:58 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS HIS GLORY♪
  • 23:04 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS♪
  • 23:12 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS YOUR GLORY♪
  • 23:46 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS♪
  • 23:53 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS HIS GLORY♪
  • 23:59 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS♪
  • 24:06 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS YOUR GLORY♪
  • 24:13 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM...♪
  • 24:16 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM♪
  • 24:20 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 24:27 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM...♪
  • 24:30 ♪RAM AL KOL GOYIM♪
  • 24:36 ♪ADONAI♪
  • 24:40 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM♪
  • 24:48 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM K'VODO♪
  • 24:54 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM♪
  • 25:01 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM K'VODO♪
  • 25:08 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS YOUR GLORY...♪
  • 25:15 ♪ABOVE THE HEAVENS IS YOUR GLORY♪
  • 25:21 ♪AL HASHAMAYIM K'VODO♪
  • 25:37 THAT'S BEAUTIFUL MUSIC WITH THE SCENERY OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:40 IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.
  • 25:42 IT IS SO UPLIFTING AND JOYFUL.
  • 25:43 IT REALLY IS.
  • 25:44 YOU KNOW THIS WHOLE PROGRAM IS ABOUT THE EFFECT OF THE GOSPEL
  • 25:47 WHEN IT'S PREACHED AND WHEN IT'S ACTED UPON.
  • 25:49 ACTS - THEN AND NOW.
  • 25:51 WE'RE REALLY SEEING THE GOSPEL GO FORWARD WITH POWER TOUCHING THE LIVES OF THOSE IN NEED.
  • 25:56 WHEN YESHUA CAME OUT OF THE WILDERNESS IN LUKE 4:18,
  • 26:00 THE VERY PASSAGE THAT HE READ WAS ISAIAH 61...
  • 26:03 [SPEAKING HEBREW]
  • 26:07 "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME."
  • 26:08 "HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH GOOD TIDINGS TO THE POOR."
  • 26:11 THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING.
  • 26:12 YES, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING
  • 26:14 AND THAT'S WHAT THIS MINISTRY DOES.
  • 26:15 IT REALLY TOUCHES...
  • 26:16 ZLM REALLY TOUCHES THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.
  • 26:20 WE TOUCH THEM PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY.
  • 26:23 SO WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS.
  • 26:26 WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUAL SUPPORT SO THAT THE JEWISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL CAN CONTINUE.
  • 26:30 YES.
  • 26:32 I LOVE IT, MYLES.
  • 26:33 WE'RE REALLY BLESSED TO BE PART OF THIS.
  • 26:34 RIGHT.
  • 26:35 SO AS WE GO TODAY
  • 26:37 WE WANT TO REMIND YOU,
  • 26:38 PLEASE SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM...
  • 26:40 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. The Birth of the Church
  2. The Good News
  3. To Hear Something New
  4. The Word Goes Forth From Zion
  5. The One New Man
  6. The Price He Paid for Us
  7. Upon this Rock
  8. The First and the Last
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