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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 One New Man”
At Ephesus, Myles teaches about the breakthrough lessons in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. In it, Paul immortalizes the unity of the Spirit between Jews and Greeks (non-Jews) in Messiah. On Mt. Carmel, David and Karen Davis tell the story of Kehilat HaCarmel, their “one new man” ministry in which Jews and Arabs serve God together.

Caption transcript for Acts: Then and Now — “The One New Man” (5/8)

  • 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.
  • 00:25 AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS,
  • 00:28 EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:42 SHALOM, AND WELCOME
  • 00:43 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:45 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:46 THIS IS MY WIFE KATHARINE
  • 00:47 MY CO-HOST.
  • 00:48 AND TODAY WE'RE CONTINUING IN OUR SERIES
  • 00:50 "ACTS, THEN AND NOW... THE STORY CONTINUES".
  • 00:53 THIS STORY IS SO DEAR TO OUR HEARTS MYLES BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT THE "ONE NEW MAN".
  • 00:57 AND MYLES BEING JEWISH AND ME BEING A GENTILE,
  • 00:59 GOD HAS BROUGHT US TOGETHER AND WE'RE ONE IN MESSIAH.
  • 01:03 HE'S BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION
  • 01:05 AND GIVEN US THE WAY IN, BOTH JEW AND GENTILE, INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
  • 01:10 SO LET'S GO NOW AND HEAR SOME TEACHING FROM EPHESUS.
  • 01:22 HERE WE ARE IN EPHESUS,
  • 01:23 ONE OF THE WONDERS
  • 01:24 OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
  • 01:26 AND WHEN PAUL CAME HERE THERE WAS NO SLIGHT STIR.
  • 01:30 WHAT A COMMOTION WAS STIRRED UP
  • 01:32 BECAUSE OF THE CLASH BETWEEN PAUL BRINGING KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL
  • 01:38 TO A PLACE THAT WAS GIVEN OVER TO EVERY KIND OF GOD.
  • 01:43 THIS LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS WAS WRITTEN BY PAUL WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON IN ROME
  • 01:49 AND IT WAS A WAY OF ENCOURAGING THE BODY HERE.
  • 01:52 THE BODY OF BELIEVERS HERE NEEDED TO BE ENCOURAGED AND STRENGTHENED.
  • 01:56 THEY HAD HAD A GOOD FOUNDATION, SOLID FOUNDATION,
  • 01:59 AND IN FACT THE LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LETTERS THAT WE HAVE
  • 02:05 BECAUSE IT REALLY TELLS THE GOSPEL STORY IN TERMS OF OUR OWN PERSONAL WALK WITH YESHUA...
  • 02:11 WITH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 02:12 AND THAT'S WHAT PAUL WAS DOING IN THIS LETTER.
  • 02:14 IT SPEAKS TO US EVEN TODAY.
  • 02:16 IN THE EARLY CHAPTERS OF THIS LETTER HE SPEAKS ABOUT
  • 02:19 THE PLACE THAT WE HAVE WITH CHRIST IF WE KNOW HIM,
  • 02:23 IF WE HAVE A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM,
  • 02:26 PAUL LETS US KNOW THROUGH THE EPHESIAN LETTER THAT WE'RE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES.
  • 02:30 THAT'S OUR STARTING POINT.
  • 02:32 AND BECAUSE WE'RE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES
  • 02:34 CHRIST HIMSELF GIVES US THE FELLOWSHIP; THE ABILITY TO WALK WITH HIM.
  • 02:40 IT GOES ON TO SAY "TO WALK IN HIM IN LOVE" IN SUCH A WAY
  • 02:44 THAT WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE A TRANSFORMING EFFECT ON THE WORLD AROUND US.
  • 02:48 AND ONCE WE ARE DOING THAT...
  • 02:50 RECOGNIZING WE'RE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES
  • 02:52 WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WALK IN LOVE BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS.
  • 02:56 AND FINALLY IN EPHESIANS 6, VERSES 10 AND FOLLOWING
  • 03:00 HE LETS US KNOW THAT WE CAN STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL
  • 03:04 AND SHOWS US HOW TO PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD AND TO WAGE A SPIRITUAL WAR.
  • 03:09 REMEMBER WE DO NOT WAR AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD.
  • 03:12 THIS IS NOT A NATIONAL ISSUE.
  • 03:14 THIS IS A PERSONAL ISSUE OF BEING ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES
  • 03:20 AND THEN RECOGNIZE BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARE EMPOWERED TO WALK IN LOVE
  • 03:25 AND THEN WE CAN STAND AGAINST THE WORK OF THE ENEMY
  • 03:29 WHO ALWAYS COMES TO BRING DIVISION AND TO BRING CHAOS AND HARM.
  • 03:33 IT'S AN AMAZING STORY BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED HERE
  • 03:36 WAS THE UPROAR WAS BASED IN THE IDEA THAT HE WAS COMING TO PREACH AN UNKNOWN GOD;
  • 03:43 PREACH A DIFFERENT GOD;
  • 03:45 AND CAME AGAINST FINANCES THAT WERE BEING MADE HERE
  • 03:49 AT THE TEMPLE OF DIANA AND THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS.
  • 03:52 IN FACT, THE EPHESIANS LED BY ALEXANDER THE COPPERSMITH...
  • 03:56 AND THE EPHESIANS WERE YELLING IN THE STREETS
  • 04:01 "GREAT IS DIANA OF THE EPHESIANS...GREAT IS DIANA OF THE EPHESIANS".
  • 04:05 AND THERE WAS A GREAT COMMOTION STIRRED UP
  • 04:08 BETWEEN THOSE THAT WERE MAKING MONEY OFF OF THE SILVER-SMITHING AND ALL THE BRASS WORK;
  • 04:13 ALL THE WORK THAT WAS DONE HERE TO MAKING IDOLS WAS COMING UNDER SCRUTINY NOW
  • 04:18 BECAUSE PAUL WAS COMING AND SPEAKING ABOUT THIS GOD
  • 04:21 WHO WAS THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND COULD NOT BE CONTAINED IN A TEMPLE;
  • 04:26 COULD NOT BE CONTAINED IN ANYTHING THAT WAS MADE BY MAN.
  • 04:30 AND SO THE TENSION WAS VERY, VERY STRONG.
  • 04:35 IT WAS A VERY INTENSE TIME FOR PAUL.
  • 04:38 IT WAS A VERY STRONG TIME OF BRINGING THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 04:41 IN FACT, HE SAID TO THEM "HAVE YOU BEEN BAPTIZED?"
  • 04:44 AND THERE WERE QUESTIONS;
  • 04:46 THEY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH BAPTISM.
  • 04:48 WAS IT THE BAPTISM OF JOHN THAT WAS AN UN-NAMED BAPTISM TO REPENTANCE?
  • 04:52 OR WAS IT A NEW BAPTISM?
  • 04:55 AND PAUL HAD TO INSTRUCT THEM.
  • 04:57 HE HAD TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS WAS A BAPTISM THAT WAS COMING TO THEM
  • 05:01 IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 05:04 THIS WAS A NEW THING.
  • 05:06 AND WITH THAT CAME THE "DUNAMIS";
  • 05:07 THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS...
  • 05:12 ACTS THEN...ACTS NOW.
  • 05:13 WE'LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THAT LATER IN THIS SERIES.
  • 05:16 THIS IS AN AMAZING PART OF THE STORY
  • 05:19 BECAUSE YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE EPHESIAN LETTER
  • 05:21 AND ORIENT YOURSELF AROUND HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
  • 05:25 IT'S A REAL GIFT TO US TODAY.
  • 05:28 SO WHEN WE SPEAK ABOUT ACTS THEN AND ACTS NOW,
  • 05:30 ONE OF THE GREATEST KEY LETTERS THAT WE HAVE
  • 05:34 IS THE LETTER THAT PAUL WROTE TO THE EPHESIANS WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON IN ROME.
  • 05:39 AND SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK EVEN DEEPER INTO SOME OF THE WORDS THAT HE BROUGHT TO THEM
  • 05:45 TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO HELP THEM TO LIVE THE LIFE IN YESHUA'S NAME, AMEN!
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  • 06:48 WE'RE HERE IN EPHESUS IN THE HOME OF A WEALTHY PERSON.
  • 06:52 THIS IS AN AMAZING PLACE THAT'S BEING UNEARTHED RIGHT NOW.
  • 06:56 AND IT MAY HAVE BEEN A PLACE THAT PAUL STAYED, WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE,
  • 06:59 BUT IT WAS NOT FAR FROM HERE IN THE THEATER
  • 07:02 WHERE PAUL WAS RESISTED BY DEMETRIUS AND ALEXANDER.
  • 07:05 AND HE MAKES NOTE OF THAT IN ACTS 19.
  • 07:07 HE SPEAKS ABOUT HOW THE WORD COMING IN HAS CHALLENGED THE FINANCES OF THE CITY
  • 07:14 BECAUSE SO MUCH MONEY WAS BEING MADE IN THE MAKING OF ARTIFACTS TO DIANA, THE GODDESS.
  • 07:20 AND HERE COME PAUL WITH THE WORD OF THE LORD.
  • 07:22 HERE COMES PAUL WITH THE WORD OF THE ONE TRUE GOD
  • 07:26 AND IT UPSET THE CITY OF EPHESUS
  • 07:29 BUT IT WAS STIRRED UP EVEN FURTHER
  • 07:31 BY THE BRINGING OF THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PEOPLE GETTING BAPTIZED
  • 07:36 AND JUST A REAL, REVOLUTIONARY NEW THING WAS TAKING PLACE IN EPHESUS.
  • 07:41 AND WHEN PAUL WROTE THIS LETTER, HE WROTE IT FROM ROME,
  • 07:44 WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON, TO THE EPHESIANS
  • 07:46 AND HE REMINDS THEM THIS IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2, VERSE 8.
  • 07:51 HE SAYS, "BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH"
  • 07:54 "AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD,"
  • 07:57 "NOT AS A RESULT OF WORKS SO THAT NO MAN MAY BOAST."
  • 08:01 AND ISN'T THAT THE WORD FOR US
  • 08:03 THAT WE DO NOT COME TO FAITH BECAUSE WE HAD A BRIGHT IDEA
  • 08:07 OR WE SUDDENLY UNDERSTOOD WHO JESUS IS.
  • 08:10 NO, IT IS FAITH THAT IS GIVEN TO US BY GOD
  • 08:13 AND THIS LETTER COMES DOWN THROUGH THE AGES AND SPEAKS TO YOU AND SPEAKS TO ME.
  • 08:18 AND THEN PAUL GOES ON TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 08:23 IT IS SUCH AN AMAZING WORD
  • 08:25 BECAUSE HE GOES ON TO SAY IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2, VERSES 14 AND 15,
  • 08:29 "HE HIMSELF IS OUR PEACE WHO HAS MADE BOTH GROUPS INTO ONE
  • 08:33 AND BROKE DOWN THE BARRIER OF THE DIVIDING WALL
  • 08:37 BY ABOLISHING IN HIS FLESH THE ENMITY, WHICH IS THE LAW OF COMMANDMENTS."
  • 08:41 HE'S GOING ON TO SPEAK AND TURN THE WORLD RIGHT SIDE UP
  • 08:45 BY SAYING IT IS NOT THAT JEWISH PEOPLE ARE NOW BECOMING CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
  • 08:49 BUT RATHER HE'S SPEAKING TO THE PAGAN WORLD
  • 08:52 AND SAYING YOU ARE NOW BEING BROUGHT INTO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:57 AND HE IS SPEAKING TO US ABOUT THE "ONE NEW MAN".
  • 09:01 WOW, THIS IS THE PLACE,
  • 09:04 IF EPHESUS WERE THIS LETTER THAT HAS THE FULL GOSPEL IN IT
  • 09:08 AND PREACHES TO US ABOUT HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
  • 09:11 AND SPEAKS TO US SO CLEARLY ABOUT THE "ONE NEW MAN".
  • 09:16 WE HEAR THAT PHRASE MORE AND MORE AROUND THE WORLD WHICH IS A GOOD THING.
  • 09:20 MORE AND MORE OFTEN CHURCHES AND BELIEVERS ARE UNDERSTANDING
  • 09:24 THAT THEY ARE GRAFTED INTO THE LIFE OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:28 THEY ARE GRAFTED IN TO THE OLIVE TREE OF ISRAEL.
  • 09:31 THEY ARE GRAFTED IN TO THE LIFE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 09:36 AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL, THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL;
  • 09:38 ESPECIALLY THE BELIEVING COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL.
  • 09:41 NOW AS THE SERIES UNFOLDS YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THIS MORE AND MORE
  • 09:45 BECAUSE THE "ONE NEW MAN"
  • 09:47 IS THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD'S DESIRE
  • 09:49 THAT HE WOULD HAVE A BRIDE MADE UP OF JEWS AND GENTILES TOGETHER.
  • 09:54 AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS LETTER ALMOST MORE THAN ANY OTHER OF PAUL'S EPISTLES
  • 09:58 SPEAKS SO CLEARLY TO US ABOUT THAT PROCESS
  • 10:02 THAT NO LONGER INDIVIDUAL JEWISH PEOPLE COMING IN TO A NEW RELIGION
  • 10:07 BUT RATHER HE'S SPEAKING TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AND OPENING THE DOORS
  • 10:11 BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF THE CROSS
  • 10:13 HE'S OPENING THE DOOR FOR GENTILES TO BE BROUGHT IN TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
  • 10:18 WHAT A CHANGE...
  • 10:19 WHAT A DIFFERENCE.
  • 10:21 TODAY IN ISRAEL THIS IS BEING PLAYED OUT
  • 10:25 JUST AS PAUL WROTE TO PEOPLE IN EPHESUS
  • 10:28 WE'RE SEEING IT PLAYED OUT IN ISRAEL AS BELIEVE IT OR NOT,
  • 10:32 JEWS AND ARABS ARE WORSHIPPING GOD TOGETHER BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF THE CROSS.
  • 10:38 YOU'LL MEET SOME OF OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE LIVING THAT LIFE
  • 10:42 WHERE THEY'RE SEEING JEWISH PEOPLE AND ARAB PEOPLE IN PERFECT HARMONY, PERFECT PEACE,
  • 10:47 BORN AGAIN TOGETHER, A ONE SPIRIT;
  • 10:50 THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD, YESHUA HA MASHIACH, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 10:53 AND WHAT A MIRACLE TO SEE THAT TAKING PLACE IN OUR DAY.
  • 10:57 I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE AS THE DAY APPROACHES;
  • 11:02 AS THAT DAY APPROACHES.
  • 11:03 THE DAY OF THE LORD COMING,
  • 11:05 WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF THESE WALLS CONTINUING TO BE BROKEN DOWN
  • 11:09 AND JEWS AND GENTILES, EVEN JEWS AND ARABS WORSHIPPING JESUS TOGETHER.
  • 11:28 THE BIBLE LANDS...
  • 11:29 YOU'VE READ ABOUT THEM.
  • 11:30 NOW ENCOUNTER THEM FOR YOURSELF.
  • 11:33 WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
  • 11:35 AT THE JORDAN...
  • 11:36 GALILEE...
  • 11:37 JERUSALEM.
  • 11:39 JOURNEY IN THE SHADOW OF PAUL TO ATHENS...
  • 11:41 CORINTH...
  • 11:42 EPHESUS.
  • 11:44 JOIN MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS ON A TOUR OF THE BIBLE LANDS.
  • 11:48 AND WITNESS THE WORD COME TO LIFE AS NEVER BEFORE.
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  • 12:01 WE LOVE IT AND I KNOW YOU DO TOO.
  • 12:03 AND WE WANT TO SHOW IT TO YOU.
  • 12:05 WE'D LOVE YOU TO COME ON A TOUR WITH US.
  • 12:07 WE'D LOVE TO SHOW YOU THE LAND OF COVENANTS
  • 12:08 WHERE THE BIBLE COMES ALIVE
  • 12:10 AND YOU GET TO WALK IN THE ANCIENT FOOTSTEPS OF OUR MESSIAH.
  • 12:13 AMEN
  • 12:15 WE WOULD LOVE TO BE WITH YOU IN ISRAEL AS SOON AS YOU'RE ABLE.
  • 12:17 AND IN THE MEANTIME
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  • 12:34 IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
  • 12:36 IT'S "AN EPIC LOVE STORY"
  • 12:37 WRITTEN BY MYSELF
  • 12:39 AND IT IS A REALLY GOOD OVERVIEW
  • 12:42 OF THE "ONE NEW MAN" MINISTRY.
  • 12:44 IT'S A REALLY GOOD PICTURE
  • 12:45 OF HOW GOD IN THESE LAST DAYS
  • 12:47 IS OPENING UP
  • 12:48 ROMANS CHAPTER 9 THROUGH 11
  • 12:49 PREPARING US FOR JESUS' RETURN
  • 12:52 AND REALLY SPEAKING ABOUT
  • 12:53 THE MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION
  • 12:55 BEING BROKEN DOWN
  • 12:56 AND JEWS AND GENTILES
  • 12:57 COMING TOGETHER TO WORSHIP HIM.
  • 12:59 SO WE WANT TO OFFER THAT
  • 13:00 TO YOU THIS WEEK AS WELL.
  • 13:01 WELL OUR NEXT INTERVIEW IS WITH SOME DEAR FRIENDS OF OURS.
  • 13:04 DAVID AND KAREN DAVIS MINISTER ON MT. CARMEL
  • 13:07 WHERE THEY ARE LIVING OUT THE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE "ONE NEW MAN" MINISTRY...
  • 13:12 ACTUALLY ARABS AND JEWS WORSHIPPING THE LORD TOGETHER ON THE TOP OF MT. CARMEL.
  • 13:17 IT'S LIKE A PIECE OF HEAVEN.
  • 13:19 SO WE WANT TO TAKE YOU TO OUR INTERVIEW WITH DAVID DAVIS RIGHT NOW FROM MT. CARMEL.
  • 13:28 DAVID WE'VE JUST COME FROM EPHESUS WHERE WE READ THE LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS THAT PAUL WROTE
  • 13:34 AND TUCKED IN THERE IS THAT PHRASE "THE ONE NEW MAN"
  • 13:37 I THOUGHT OF YOU HERE ON MT. CARMEL.
  • 13:39 CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU BEGAN THIS WORK AND WHAT'S GOING ON NOW?
  • 13:43 WELL THAT PHRASE
  • 13:44 "THE ONE NEW MAN"
  • 13:45 HAS BEEN TUCKED IN MY HEART
  • 13:46 FOR MANY YEARS...MY WIFE AND I.
  • 13:48 MY WIFE'S A JEW...I'M A GENTILE.
  • 13:50 WE MET THE LORD
  • 13:51 IN NEW YORK CITY.
  • 13:52 WE WERE WORKING WITH DAVID WILKERSON.
  • 13:53 WE HAD A CALL THEN TO MOVE TO ISRAEL.
  • 13:55 SO 22 YEARS AGO WE MOVED TO ISRAEL TO START A REHABILITATION CENTER
  • 13:59 FOR JEWS AND ARABS TOGETHER IN THE SAME BUILDING
  • 14:02 BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS RESTORING THE ONE NEW MAN
  • 14:05 THE WAY THAT THE BODY OF MESSIAH BEGAN 2,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 14:09 SO AS WE MOVED TO HAIFA AND GOT THIS OLD BUILDING WHICH WAS DESERTED,
  • 14:13 THE SOVIET UNION COLLAPSED, ALL THE RUSSIAN JEWS WERE COMING BACK,
  • 14:15 SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS FIRING THESE MISSILES FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION,
  • 14:18 THEY WERE HITTING HAIFA,
  • 14:20 THE MOUNTAIN WAS SHAKING,
  • 14:21 WE WERE RUNNING THROUGH THE NIGHT PUTTING ON OUR GAS MASKS.
  • 14:24 AND WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER WE HAD THIS OLD BUILDING
  • 14:27 AND THE BATTLE BEGAN TO START REACHING DRUG ADDICTS
  • 14:29 AND NOBODY IN THE BODY OF MESSIAH IN THOSE YEARS
  • 14:31 WAS REACHING THE ARAB AND JEWISH DRUG ADDICTS OF ISRAEL.
  • 14:35 AND SO MANY PASTORS HERE IN THE LAND HAD ASKED US
  • 14:37 "WE NEED HELP WITH THIS."
  • 14:38 "WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."
  • 14:40 AND SO PEOPLE STARTED COMING, THEY STARTED GETTING SAVED,
  • 14:42 WE HAD A BIBLE STUDY...
  • 14:44 IT EXPLODED,
  • 14:45 OTHER PEOPLE STARTED COMING FROM GALILEE AND OTHER PLACES,
  • 14:48 JEWS WERE COMING TO THE LORD,
  • 14:50 PROSTITUTES, PEOPLE COMING OFF OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL,
  • 14:52 PEOPLE THAT HAD MADE ALIYAH IN RECENT YEARS AND LOCAL PEOPLE.
  • 14:56 AND MY WIFE STARTED DOING SOME WORSHIP THERE;
  • 14:58 SHE'S A WORSHIP LEADER AND SHE'S A JEW OF COURSE SO WE'RE SINGING IN HEBREW.
  • 15:02 AN ARAB GUITAR PLAYER WE HELPED BECOME A PASTOR...
  • 15:06 YOU'VE MET HIM...
  • 15:08 HE CAME AND SAID HE WANTED TO PLAY MESSIANIC MUSIC ON HIS GUITAR.
  • 15:11 SO WE HAD "THE ONE NEW MAN" BAND ON MT. CARMEL.
  • 15:14 AND WE OUTGREW "THE HOUSE OF VICTORY"
  • 15:15 SO THE LORD BROUGHT US UP TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WHERE WE ARE NOW.
  • 15:19 WE'RE ON THE TOP OF MT. CARMEL.
  • 15:20 AND THE LORD GAVE US THIS PIECE OF LAND FREE, HALLELUJAH!
  • 15:25 YOU KNOW THE LORD'S HEART IS REALLY IN TO THE ONE NEW MAN
  • 15:28 TO SEE JEWS AND ARABS AND GENTILES COME TO THE LORD IN THE LAST DAYS
  • 15:32 AND ESPECIALLY IN THE EPICENTER OF IT ALL WHERE HE'S RETURNING IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:36 SO THE LORD GAVE US THIS PIECE OF LAND FREE PRAISE GOD!
  • 15:39 AND THIS BUILDING WE'RE SITTING ON IS BUILT ON HUGE BEDROCK.
  • 15:44 EVERYTHING WE DO NEEDS TO BE BUILT ON THE ROCK JESUS, YESHUA.
  • 15:48 SO THE LORD TOLD US TO RESTORE THE ALTAR OF THE LORD ON MT. CARMEL.
  • 15:52 THAT WAS THE VISION FOR THE CONGREGATION.
  • 15:53 AND SO THE CONGREGATION WHICH IS CALLED KEHILAT HACARMEL OR CARMEL ASSEMBLY...
  • 15:57 WE HAD 12 STONES AROUND THE ALTAR BEHIND ME.
  • 16:01 AND THE 12 STONES...
  • 16:03 WHEN ELIJAH RESTORED THE ALTAR OF THE LORD IT WAS A PROPHETIC ACT WHEN HE DID IT
  • 16:07 BECAUSE THE TWO SOUTHERN TRIBES
  • 16:09 WERE SEPARATED FROM THE TEN NORTHERN TRIBES WHEN HE ACTUALLY DID IT.
  • 16:13 SO THERE WAS DIVISION.
  • 16:14 THERE HAD BEEN A CIVIL WAR AFTER THE TIME OF SOLOMON.
  • 16:17 AND SO RESTORING THE ALTAR OF THE LORD
  • 16:20 IS A PICTURE OF THE 12 TRIBES THAT WILL EVENTUALLY COME BACK TOGETHER.
  • 16:24 AND MYLES...IT'S HAPPENING NOW.
  • 16:28 YOU'RE ON MT. CARMEL
  • 16:30 WHERE JEWS ARE COMING TO THE LORD IN MORE NUMBERS THAN ANY TIME SINCE THE BOOK OF ACTS
  • 16:34 AND IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING PRAISE THE LORD!
  • 16:36 AND SO THE LORD HAS JUST BLESSED THIS VISION OF THE ONE NEW MAN.
  • 16:40 MY WIFE'S WORSHIP TEAM... JEWS; SHE HAS THREE ARABS ON OUR WORSHIP TEAM.
  • 16:44 AND WHEN WE WORSHIP HERE ON SHABBAT THIS WHOLE PLACE IS PACKED OUT.
  • 16:48 WE HAVE TO OPEN UP THE WALLS.
  • 16:49 WE'VE MADE THESE WALLS SO THEY SWING OPEN.
  • 16:51 AND GOD TOLD US THAT IF WE WOULD PREACH THE PURE WORD...
  • 16:54 PREACH AN UNCOMPROMISED WORD AND WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
  • 16:58 HE WOULD BRING JEWS AND ARABS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 17:00 AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING HERE.
  • 17:02 IT'S AN AMAZING STORY AND PEOPLE IN THE WEST... WE DON'T HEAR THIS GOOD NEWS.
  • 17:06 WE HEAR THE SMALL VERSION OF THE TELEVISION NEWS.
  • 17:09 BUT HERE YOU HAVE ALL THESE STORIES OF UNITY AND SHARED FAITH THAT WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT.
  • 17:15 LISTEN...WE'VE HAD AN EX-DRUG ADDICT WHO IS NOW OUR YOUTH PASTOR
  • 17:18 COME THROUGH UZBEKISTAN FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.
  • 17:21 HE WAS MARRIED HERE UNDER A CHUPPAH TO HIS GERMAN WIFE.
  • 17:24 NOW LISTEN...IF YOU CAN RECONCILE JEWS AND GERMANS IN THE ONE NEW MAN BODY
  • 17:29 YOU CAN RECONCILE ANYBODY.
  • 17:31 AND SO WE HAVE SEEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT THE LORD WANTS TO RESTORE THE VISION
  • 17:36 TO THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE MESSIANIC BODY IN THE LAST DAYS
  • 17:40 TO GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.
  • 17:43 THIS IS THE WAY THE CHURCH IS GOING TO END.
  • 17:46 AND IT STARTED WITH JEWS.
  • 17:47 AND I LOVE THE STORY OF EPHESUS.
  • 17:49 I PREACH ON IT ALL THE TIME.
  • 17:51 PAUL GOT THOSE TWELVE JEWS THAT WERE ON FIRE FOR THE LORD AND THEY WENT INTO EPHESUS,
  • 17:55 THIS HORRIBLE, DEMONIC STRONGHOLD WITH THE STATUE OF DIANA
  • 17:58 AND HE WENT TO THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 18:00 AND THE JEWS CAME TO THE LORD,
  • 18:02 THEN HE GOT GENTILES AND THEY TURNED THE WHOLE CITY IN THAT WHOLE PART OF ASIA UPSIDE-DOWN.
  • 18:06 THE GENTILE CHURCH HAS TO WAKE UP
  • 18:08 THAT THE GOSPEL CAME FROM THE JEWS AND THEY HAVE A TREMENDOUS DEBT TO THE JEWS.
  • 18:12 THIS IS WHAT WE TEACH HERE.
  • 18:14 THIS IS WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING HERE.
  • 18:16 WE HAVE ARABS THAT WE WORK WITH.
  • 18:18 WE HAVE ARAB CONGREGATIONS THAT WE GO TO.
  • 18:20 WE WORSHIP THE LORD IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH.
  • 18:22 WE HAD A RECONCILIATION MEETING WITH AN ARAB CHURCH RECENTLY.
  • 18:25 MY WIFE WHO IS JEWISH WAS SINGING IN ARABIC.
  • 18:28 GOD IS ABLE TO PUT...TO GRAFT THE NATURAL BRANCHES BACK INTO THE TREE
  • 18:35 AND PUT THOSE WILD OLIVE BRANCHES IN THERE IN THE TREE OF ISRAEL
  • 18:39 AND THE ROOTS GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE PATRIARCHS
  • 18:41 AND THE BIBLE AND THE PROPHETS
  • 18:43 AND MOST OF ALL THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.
  • 18:46 LET'S GET BACK TO THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE AND WATCH A GREAT MOVE OF GOD IN ISRAEL.
  • 18:50 AND THEN THE LORD'S GOING TO RETURN
  • 18:52 BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE LIFE FROM THE DEAD...EVEN TO AMERICA, HALLELUJAH!
  • 18:56 AMEN!
  • 18:59 (Myles speaking) DAVID'S REFERENCE TO A GREAT MOVE OF GOD HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 19:02 IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THIS PRAISE AND WORSHIP BY "THE ONE NEW MAN"...
  • 19:05 JEWS...ARABS...GENTILES...
  • 19:07 ALL SINGING TOGETHER IN HEBREW...ARABIC...RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH.
  • 19:11 IT'S AN AMAZING TIME TO BE TOGETHER WITH THEM
  • 19:14 AS THEY PRAISE THE LORD IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.
  • 19:17 KAREN, DAVID'S WIFE, IS THE WORSHIP LEADER HERE IN KEHILAT HACARMEL.
  • 19:23 KAREN, WE KNOW THAT THE INSPIRATION FOR MUSIC COMES FROM THE LORD
  • 19:27 BUT COULD YOU TELL OUR VIEWERS SOMETHING ABOUT THE CURRENT EVENTS AND THE BIBLE...
  • 19:31 HOW THE INTERPLAY WORKS FOR THAT.
  • 19:33 WHEN THE LORD POSITIONED US HERE
  • 19:35 ON THE TOP OF MT. CARMEL
  • 19:37 HE SAID TO US FROM ISAIAH CHAPTER 42
  • 19:40 THAT WE WERE TO SHOUT FROM THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS...
  • 19:42 TO GIVE GLORY TO THE LORD...
  • 19:44 AND HE WOULD GO FORTH AND PREVAIL AGAINST OUR ENEMIES.
  • 19:47 AND SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A SPIRITUAL BATTLE.
  • 19:51 AND LIVING IN ISRAEL WE ARE DEFINITELY ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE BATTLE.
  • 19:54 SO WE ARE DEALING WITH THE TENSIONS OF CURRENT EVENTS.
  • 19:56 WE'RE ALWAYS DEALING WITH WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW.
  • 20:01 AS A WORSHIP LEADER SOMETIMES I HAVE TO STAND UP AND LEAD THE CONGREGATION.
  • 20:04 AND WE JUST HAD A SUICIDE BOMBING ON THE STREETS OF HAIFA.
  • 20:08 AND SO I HAVE TO FIND THAT PLACE IN MY OWN SPIRIT
  • 20:13 WHERE I AM ABLE IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH TO LIFT MY HANDS AND SAY "HODU L' ADONAI KI TOV"...
  • 20:18 "GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD".
  • 20:20 AND IT'S ONLY BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD
  • 20:22 THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SAY THAT HE IS GOOD IN THE FACE OF HORRORS THAT HAPPEN.
  • 20:28 IT'S AMAZING.
  • 20:30 AND SO SOME OF THE MUSIC HAS ITS ROOTS AND TRADITION
  • 20:32 BUT THEN IT'S INFORMED BY WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW SPIRITUALLY.
  • 20:36 YES WE'VE BEEN ASKING THE LORD...
  • 20:39 SINCE WE'VE BEEN ON THIS MOUNTAIN WE SAID
  • 20:41 "LORD RELEASE TO US THE NEW SONGS..."
  • 20:45 "THE SOUND OF HEAVEN THAT WILL CARRY THE TEXTURES AND RHYTHMS AND THE SCRIPTURES..."
  • 20:50 "THAT IT WILL LAUNCH THE SCRIPTURES LIKE A MISSILE"
  • 20:54 "INTO THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS OF DARKNESS"
  • 20:56 "TO DECLARE THE WISDOM OF GOD."
  • 20:58 SO THE LORD'S BEEN RELEASING TO US NEW SONGS IN HEBREW IN ANSWER TO THAT PRAYER.
  • 21:04 BUT MIXED IN WITH THAT
  • 21:06 WE ALSO LOVE TO SING TRADITIONAL JEWISH SONGS THAT ARE BASED ON THE SCRIPTURE
  • 21:12 LIKE "HINE MA TOV"...
  • 21:13 (SINGING) "HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM"...
  • 21:16 SUNG AT EVERY JEWISH WEDDING, BAR MITZVAHS...
  • 21:18 EVERY JEWISH CELEBRATION...PART OF OUR CULTURE AS JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 21:21 BUT IT'S PSALM 133,
  • 21:23 "HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY".
  • 21:28 THERE HE COMMANDS THE BLESSING
  • 21:29 AND SO WHEN WE SING THAT WE'RE DECLARING THAT.
  • 21:32 AND ACTUALLY WE'RE SINGING THAT IN THE CONTEXT
  • 21:35 OF REALLY BEING THE ONE NEW MAN OF JEWS AND ARABS SINGING TOGETHER.
  • 21:40 WE HAVE ARABS, MUSICIANS AND PEOPLE IN THE CONGREGATION JOINING IN
  • 21:44 TO THESE WONDERFUL JEWISH TRADITIONAL SONGS IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT MESSIAH HAS DONE FOR US.
  • 21:50 I'VE ACTUALLY HEARD THAT FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TO YOUR CONGREGATION.
  • 21:54 THEY WOULD SAY, "IT WAS LIKE HEAVEN."
  • 21:56 "I HEARD ARABIC AND HEBREW AND ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN ALL BEING SUNG."
  • 22:00 YES THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 22:01 WE SING THE SONG THAT'S SO WELL KNOWN WHEN DAVID DANCED
  • 22:05 "WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD MOVES ON MY HEART..."
  • 22:07 AND WE SING IT IN HEBREW BUT WE ALSO SING IT IN ARABIC...
  • 22:10 AND LIKE DAVID DANCED
  • 22:12 AND THE ARABS DANCE LIKE DAVID DANCED
  • 22:14 AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY BEING BROUGHT INTO AN UNDERSTANDING
  • 22:17 THAT THEY TOO ARE GRAFTED IN TO THE OLIVE TREE OF ISRAEL.
  • 22:20 AND SO WITH THEIR AWARENESS OF YESHUA COMES A LOVE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE?
  • 22:25 THAT'S RIGHT...THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 22:27 IT'S SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING IN OUR HEARTS
  • 22:31 AND HE DID IT IN MY HEART AS A JEW.
  • 22:33 I CAME TO THIS LAND WITH A DEEP BURDEN FOR MY OWN PEOPLE
  • 22:38 WITH THE JOY AND LOVE THAT I HAD RECEIVED FROM KNOWING MESSIAH
  • 22:42 I WAS SO AWARE OF THE SUFFERING AND THE GRIEF THAT WAS IN THE HEART OF MY OWN JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 22:47 SO WHEN WE ARRIVED HERE,
  • 22:49 IRONICALLY, THE FIRST INVITATION THAT MY HUSBAND AND I HAD TO MINISTER
  • 22:53 WAS IN AN ARAB CONGREGATION IN GALILEE.
  • 22:57 AND WE'RE DRIVING...
  • 22:58 WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO THIS LITTLE MEETING
  • 23:00 AND I SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT MY HEART WAS COLD TOWARD THE ARABIC PEOPLE.
  • 23:05 AND I SAID TO MY HUSBAND, "I CAN'T GO IN THERE AND SING IN THE SPIRIT TRUTH."
  • 23:11 "AND I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING FOR THESE PEOPLE."
  • 23:13 "I DIDN'T COME HERE FOR THEM, IN FACT, THEY'RE MY ENEMIES AND THEY DON'T EVEN WANT ME HERE."
  • 23:17 AND SO WE PULLED THE CAR OVER,
  • 23:19 WE STOPPED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WE BEGAN TO PRAY
  • 23:21 AND I SUDDENLY GOT THE SCRIPTURE FROM MATTHEW CHAPTER 5
  • 23:26 IN VERSE 46, IT SAYS,
  • 23:28 "HOW ARE YOU ANY DIFFERENT FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR IF YOU ONLY LOVE YOUR OWN BROTHERS?"
  • 23:32 AND THE LORD WAS SAYING "I AM CALLING YOU TO A HIGHER CALL THAN THAT."
  • 23:37 AND I WENT IN AND I HEARD ARABIC SUNG FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE AS A LANGUAGE OF LOVE.
  • 23:44 IT'S A LANGUAGE OF BEAUTY.
  • 23:46 AND MY HEART CHANGED.
  • 23:47 THERE ARE TIMES WHEN...
  • 23:48 WE JUST HAD A SUICIDE BOMBING FOR INSTANCE
  • 23:51 OR THE ROCKETS ARE COMING IN FROM HEZBOLLAH
  • 23:53 AND MY WAY OF POURING OUT MY HEART BEFORE THE LORD
  • 23:58 IS USUALLY TO COME TO THE KEYBOARD AND JUST BEGIN TO PLAY...
  • 24:02 BEGIN TO MOVE MY HANDS IN A CHORD PATTERN AND WAIT ON THE LORD.
  • 24:08 AND OFTEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS A SCRIPTURE COMES...
  • 24:10 JUST COMES INTO MY SPIRIT AND I REALIZE THAT THAT'S WHAT THE SONG IS ABOUT.
  • 24:15 AND IT'S AN ANSWER...
  • 24:16 IT'S A RESPONSE OF THE SPIRIT TO WHAT WE'RE FACING.
  • 24:19 WE NEED TO SING A CERTAIN WORD
  • 24:21 AND IT'S THE WORD OF GOD THAT BRINGS LIGHT.
  • 24:26 THE ENTRANCE OF HIS WORD BRINGS LIGHT.
  • 24:27 AND THAT WE CAN STAND IN HOPE AND FAITH IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS.
  • 24:31 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 24:35 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 24:39 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 24:43 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 24:47 ♪HINE MA TOV...♪
  • 24:48 ♪HINE MA TOV♪
  • 24:50 ♪LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI♪
  • 24:53 ♪HINE MA TOV...♪
  • 24:54 ♪HINE MA TOV♪
  • 24:57 ♪LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI♪
  • 25:00 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 25:03 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 25:06 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 25:10 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 25:12 ♪HINE MA TOV...♪
  • 25:14 ♪HINE MA TOV♪
  • 25:16 ♪LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI♪
  • 25:19 ♪HINE MA TOV...♪
  • 25:20 ♪HINE MA TOV♪
  • 25:22 ♪LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI LAI♪
  • 25:26 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 25:30 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 25:34 ♪HINE MA TOV U'MA-NAYIM♪
  • 25:38 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD...♪
  • 25:42 ♪SHEVET ACHIM GAM YACHAD♪
  • 25:49 ♪HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS♪
  • 25:52 ♪FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL IN UNITY♪
  • 26:00 SINCE MEETING DAVID AND KAREN DAVIS
  • 26:02 WE'VE REALLY PICKED UP THE CALL TO MINISTER
  • 26:04 AS THE ONE NEW MAN TO THE ONE NEW MAN.
  • 26:07 IN FACT, BACK IN OUR HOME CONGREGATION
  • 26:09 WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER WITH WALID SHOEBAT, AN EX-P.L.O. TERRORIST;
  • 26:13 AND HORMOZ SHARIAT, AN IRANIAN PASTOR
  • 26:16 WHO PREACHES THE GOSPEL INTO PERSIA
  • 26:18 AND EVEN A LOCAL ARAB PASTOR HAS STOOD WITH ME
  • 26:21 IN ORDER TO PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS
  • 26:23 JEW AND GENTILE TOGETHER.
  • 26:24 RIGHT...WE HAD A CONFERENCE CALLED "THE ONE NEW MAN"
  • 26:26 AND WE SAW A MUSLIM WOMAN,
  • 26:28 THAT WHEN SHE FIRST CAME WE WERE A LITTLE AFRAID
  • 26:30 BUT GOD DID SUCH A WORK IN HER HEART THAT HE REALLY HEALED HER OF HER HATRED
  • 26:34 AND ACTUALLY GAVE HER A FULL DESIRE
  • 26:37 TO SEE THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THEIR LAND IN A PRAYER OF THAT.
  • 26:41 IT'S AMAZING WHAT GOD CAN DO WHEN WE WORSHIP HIM THE WAY HE CALLS US TO WORSHIP HIM.
  • 26:46 AND SO AS WE GO TODAY WE WANT TO REMIND YOU
  • 26:49 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:51 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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