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Episode: “Circumcision as a Forever Sign”
God institutes this sign of the covenant with the descendants of Abraham. Former mayor of Shiloh David Rubin explains the contemporary conflict over the mountains of Israel.
Series: “Abraham: Father of Faith”
This eight-part series tells the story of the patriarch through drama at the actual locations in the Bible. Interviews with contemporary personalities illustrate the Jews’ seamless connection with the land promised to the descendants of Abraham and Isaac.

Caption transcript for Abraham: Father of Faith — “Circumcision as a Forever Sign” (7/8)

  • 00:01 (♪ Theme Music ♪)
  • 00:29 ( Speaking Hebrew )
  • 00:36 ♪ ♪
  • 00:49 Myles: SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:50 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:52 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:53 Katharine: AND I'M
  • 00:54 KATHARINE WEISS AND WE WANT
  • 00:55 TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR SERIES
  • 00:56 ON "THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM,
  • 00:57 THE FATHER OF FAITH."
  • 00:58 Myles: IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL
  • 00:59 TO THIS, FINALLY WE'RE COMING
  • 01:01 TO THE POINT THAT
  • 01:02 THEY'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
  • 01:03 ABRAHAM AND SARAH HAVE
  • 01:05 BELIEVED GOD, THEY FALTERED,
  • 01:06 THEY BELIEVED AGAIN AND
  • 01:07 NOW ISAAC IS GOING TO BE BORN.
  • 01:09 Katharine: THE APPOINTED TIME.
  • 01:10 Myles: EXACTLY, GALATIANS 4:4
  • 01:12 SAYS: "WHEN THE FULLNESS OF TIME
  • 01:14 HAD COME,
  • 01:15 GOD SENT FORTH HIS SON."
  • 01:17 AND, REALLY, ISAAC IS A PERFECT
  • 01:19 PICTURE OF YESHUA HA MASHIACH,
  • 01:20 JESUS CHRIST, AND SO WE'RE
  • 01:22 GOING TO SEE HOW THAT WILL
  • 01:24 UNFOLD, BUT LET'S GO TO
  • 01:25 ABRAHAM AND SARAH AS JOY FILLS
  • 01:28 THEIR LIVES WITH THE BIRTH
  • 01:29 OF THEIR SON, ISAAC.
  • 01:33 Narrator: AND THE LORD
  • 01:34 VISITED SARAH AS HE HAD SAID.
  • 01:37 AND THE LORD DID UNTO SARAH
  • 01:38 AS HE HAD SPOKEN, FOR SARAH
  • 01:41 CONCEIVED AND BARE ABRAHAM
  • 01:43 A SON IN HIS OLD AGE
  • 01:46 AT THE SET TIME OF WHICH GOD
  • 01:48 HAD SPOKEN TO HIM.
  • 01:52 ( Speaking Hebrew )
  • 03:06 Myles: WE ARE AT ONE OF THE MOST
  • 03:07 EXITING PARTS OF THIS STORY,
  • 03:09 I MEAN, THE WHOLE STORY
  • 03:10 IS FULL OF MIRACLES,
  • 03:11 OF PROMISES FULFILLED,
  • 03:13 BUT HERE WE HAVE
  • 03:14 THE JEWISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL
  • 03:16 PORTRAYED IN
  • 03:17 THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS.
  • 03:19 THE PROMISE COMES
  • 03:20 TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH
  • 03:22 THAT THEY WILL CONCEIVE AND,
  • 03:23 LO AND BEHOLD, JUST AS PROMISED,
  • 03:25 BECAUSE GOD DOES
  • 03:27 WHAT HE SAYS HE'S GOING TO DO--
  • 03:28 HE SAYS WHAT HE DOES,
  • 03:29 AND HE DOES WHAT HE SAYS--
  • 03:30 THEY HAVE THE SON.
  • 03:32 THE SON IS ISAAC,
  • 03:34 ISAAC: YITZCHAK,
  • 03:35 MEANS "LAUGHTER"
  • 03:36 BECAUSE OF THE IMPOSSIBILITY
  • 03:38 WITH MAN,
  • 03:39 BUT THE POSSIBILITY WITH GOD,
  • 03:40 IT CAUSED THEM TO LAUGH,
  • 03:42 AND SO HIS NAME IS LAUGHTER.
  • 03:44 DO YOU KNOW THAT THIS PICTURE
  • 03:46 OF ISAAC, THE PROMISED SON,
  • 03:48 IS SUCH A PARALLEL TO YESHUA
  • 03:51 HA MASHIACH, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 03:53 THE ONE THAT THE GENTILES CALLED
  • 03:55 JESUS CHRIST IS THE PROMISED SON
  • 03:57 OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 03:59 AND THIS IS THE CENTER,
  • 04:00 THE HEARTBEAT, OF THE JEWISHNESS
  • 04:02 OF THE GOSPEL AND MAY BE
  • 04:03 THE HEARTBEAT OF OUR MINISTRY
  • 04:06 BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES
  • 04:08 IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS
  • 04:10 THAT THIS GOSPEL WHICH HAS BEEN
  • 04:12 PREACHED AROUND THE WORLD FOR
  • 04:13 2,000 YEARS IS A JEWISH GOSPEL;
  • 04:16 IT BELONGS HERE IN ISRAEL.
  • 04:18 IT BELONGS AMONG
  • 04:21 MY JEWISH PEOPLE AND TOGETHER,
  • 04:22 FOREVER, JEWS AND GENTILES
  • 04:24 ARE UNITED BY OUR FAITH
  • 04:26 IN YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
  • 04:28 LISTEN TO THE PARALLELS
  • 04:29 BETWEEN THESE TWO.
  • 04:31 THIS MESSIAH OF ISRAEL
  • 04:32 HAD TO BE A HEBREW
  • 04:34 AND SO IN GENESIS 21:3,
  • 04:36 ISAAC IS BORN OF THE LINE
  • 04:39 OF EBER, ABRAHAM THE HEBREW.
  • 04:41 MATTHEW 1:1,
  • 04:42 JESUS, A SON OF THE HEBREWS.
  • 04:45 HE IS THE SON OF PROMISE.
  • 04:46 WE SEE THIS IN GENESIS 17
  • 04:49 AND ALSO IN LUKE, CHAPTER 2.
  • 04:52 BOTH BIRTHS
  • 04:53 WERE FORETOLD BY ANGELS.
  • 04:55 THEY WERE PROPHESIED, PROMISED
  • 04:57 BY AN ANGELIC VISITATION.
  • 04:59 IN GENESIS 18:18, THE ANGEL
  • 05:01 COMES TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH.
  • 05:04 IN LUKE 1:34, THE ANGEL COMES
  • 05:06 TO MIRIAM, MARY AND JOSEPH.
  • 05:10 IT'S A MIRACULOUS BIRTH; IT'S
  • 05:11 SOMETHING THAT COULDN'T HAPPEN.
  • 05:12 REMEMBER, ABRAHAM AND SARAH WERE
  • 05:14 WELL BEYOND CHILDBEARING YEARS.
  • 05:17 SO IT IS WITH MARY, MIRIAM.
  • 05:19 SHE WAS A VIRGIN.
  • 05:20 SHE COULD NOT HAVE A CHILD AND
  • 05:22 YET MIRACULOUSLY THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 05:24 CAME UPON HER AND SHE BORE
  • 05:27 A MIRACULOUS CHILD AS WELL.
  • 05:30 HE'S THE ONLY SON OF PROMISE
  • 05:31 TO ABRAHAM EVEN THOUGH ISHMAEL
  • 05:33 WAS BORN AND ABRAHAM LOVES
  • 05:35 ISHMAEL, THE ONLY ONE BORN
  • 05:37 OF HIS OWN LOINS IS ISAAC,
  • 05:39 A PROMISED SON, THE ONLY SON.
  • 05:42 AND WHAT IS GOD THE FATHER'S
  • 05:43 TESTIMONY OF JESUS?
  • 05:49 AND BEYOND THAT...
  • 05:54 INCREDIBLE.
  • 05:56 JESUS AND ISAAC BOTH CARRIED
  • 05:59 THE WOOD FOR THE SACRIFICE
  • 06:01 UP MOUNT MORIAH, (Mor-ee-ah)
  • 06:02 UP MOUNT MORIAH.
  • 06:04 ISAAC CARRIED THE WOOD
  • 06:05 FOR THE SACRIFICE, YOU REMEMBER,
  • 06:07 WHEN ABRAHAM TOOK HIM OUT.
  • 06:09 AND YESHUA, JESUS, CARRIED
  • 06:11 AT LEAST THE CROSS BEAM, CARRIED
  • 06:13 THE WOOD FOR THE CRUCIFIXION,
  • 06:15 FOR THE SACRIFICE,
  • 06:16 UP TO THE PLACE OF SACRIFICE,
  • 06:20 BOTH PARALLELING PERFECTLY
  • 06:22 IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 06:24 ISAAC WENT WILLINGLY AND WE SEE
  • 06:26 THAT PORTRAYED IN SCRIPTURE,
  • 06:28 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF MAN
  • 06:30 LAID DOWN HIS LIFE
  • 06:31 FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
  • 06:33 IT IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE
  • 06:35 PARALLEL OF PROMISE,
  • 06:37 SUCH AN AMAZING PICTURE
  • 06:38 OF THE MESSIAH IN ISAAC,
  • 06:41 THAT SEED, THAT BIRTH,
  • 06:42 THAT PROMISE, THAT GOES
  • 06:43 ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE GARDEN.
  • 06:45 GENESIS 3:15, THAT THROUGH
  • 06:47 THE SEED OF THE WOMAN,
  • 06:48 THE WORLD WOULD BE REDEEMED;
  • 06:51 AND WE SEE IT PICTURED IN ISAAC
  • 06:52 AND FULFILLED
  • 06:54 IN YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
  • 06:55 SO COMING TO YOU FROM ISRAEL,
  • 06:58 COMING TO YOU FROM THIS PLACE
  • 06:59 WHERE THE GOSPEL WENT FORTH,
  • 07:00 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU
  • 07:02 TO LOOK FOR YOURSELF.
  • 07:04 DO WHAT I DID AT AGE 33.
  • 07:06 LOOK INTO THIS BOOK YOURSELF
  • 07:08 AND FIND OUT THE TRUTH
  • 07:10 THAT JESUS IS THE PROMISED SON.
  • 07:15 (♪ Music & Clapping ♪)
  • 07:29 Narrator: AND THE CHILD GREW
  • 07:31 AND WAS WEANED.
  • 07:32 AND ABRAHAM MADE A GREAT FEAST
  • 07:34 THE SAME DAY THAT ISAAC
  • 07:35 WAS WEANED.
  • 07:40 AND SARAH SAW THE SON OF HAGAR
  • 07:42 NAMED ISHMAEL WHO WAS MOCKING.
  • 07:46 AND SARAH SAID, "CAST OUT
  • 07:48 THIS BONDWOMAN AND HER SON,
  • 07:51 FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN
  • 07:52 SHALL NOT BE HEIR
  • 07:54 WITH MY SON ISAAC."
  • 07:56 AND ABRAHAM TOOK BREAD
  • 07:58 AND A JAR OF WATER
  • 07:59 AND GAVE IT UNTO HAGAR
  • 08:01 AND HE SENT HER AWAY.
  • 08:04 AND SHE WANDERED
  • 08:05 IN THE WILDERNESS OF BEERSHEBA
  • 08:07 WITH HER SON ISHMAEL.
  • 08:11 AND THE WATER IN THE JAR
  • 08:12 WAS SPENT.
  • 08:14 IN THIS DRY, BARREN WILDERNESS
  • 08:16 THERE WAS LITTLE HOPE
  • 08:17 OF FINDING WATER,
  • 08:19 LITTLE HOPE TO SURVIVE.
  • 08:23 BROKENHEARTED AND OVERCOME
  • 08:24 BY DESPAIR, HAGAR CAST THE CHILD
  • 08:27 UNDER ONE OF THE SHRUBS.
  • 08:30 PERHAPS THE SHADE
  • 08:31 WOULD COOL HIM,
  • 08:32 POSTPONE THE INEVITABLE.
  • 08:35 AND SHE WALKED AWAY.
  • 08:38 HAGAR HAD EXPERIENCED
  • 08:39 AN ENCOUNTER WITH
  • 08:40 A HEAVENLY BEING ONCE BEFORE.
  • 08:43 IN HER AFFLICTION,
  • 08:44 AN ANGEL HAD APPEARED
  • 08:46 AND TOLD HER OF
  • 08:47 THE FORTHCOMING BIRTH OF A SON.
  • 08:49 AND NOW, THAT VERY SON
  • 08:52 WAS DYING.
  • 08:54 IN THIS TIME OF GREAT TROUBLE,
  • 08:56 COULD GOD SAVE HER SON?
  • 08:59 "LET ME NOT SEE THE DEATH
  • 09:01 OF MY CHILD," SHE SAID.
  • 09:03 AND GOD OPENED HER EYES
  • 09:06 AND SHE SAW A WELL OF WATER.
  • 09:10 AND GOD HEARD THE VOICE
  • 09:11 OF THE LAD AND THE ANGEL OF GOD
  • 09:14 SAID UNTO HER,
  • 09:16 "FEAR NOT, FOR GOD HATH
  • 09:18 HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LAD.
  • 09:21 ARISE; LIFT UP THE LAD
  • 09:24 FOR I WILL MAKE HIM
  • 09:25 A GREAT NATION."
  • 09:28 AND HAGAR GAVE ISHMAEL WATER
  • 09:30 FROM THE WELL.
  • 09:33 AND GOD WAS WITH THE LAD
  • 09:35 AND HE GREW AND DWELT
  • 09:37 IN THE WILDERNESS OF PARAN.
  • 09:48 Myles: SUCH A HUMAN STORY,
  • 09:50 THE CHARACTERS IN THIS STORY.
  • 09:51 THEY'RE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 09:53 THEY'RE SO HUMAN,
  • 09:54 THE JEALOUSY, THE CONSTERNATION
  • 09:56 BETWEEN THEM AND ESPECIALLY
  • 09:57 AT THIS PART, THE DIFFICULTY
  • 10:00 BETWEEN SARAH AND HAGAR.
  • 10:02 IT'S JUST SO INCREDIBLE.
  • 10:04 Katharine: WELL, SARAH
  • 10:05 HAD BEEN GIVEN A SON.
  • 10:07 THE SON THAT SHE'D
  • 10:08 LONG-AWAITED FOR WAS COME.
  • 10:11 ISAAC, THE ONE MEANS LAUGHTER.
  • 10:14 AND IT HAD BEEN THREE YEARS AND
  • 10:15 IT'S THE TIME OF HIS WEANING.
  • 10:17 IT WAS A WEANING PARTY
  • 10:19 AND IT WAS WHEN SHE CAUGHT
  • 10:21 OUT OF THIS CORNER OF HER EYE,
  • 10:24 ISHMAEL MOCKING.
  • 10:26 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT A WOMAN.
  • 10:27 YOU CAN TOUCH US, BUT ONCE
  • 10:29 YOU TOUCH OUR KIDS, THAT'S IT.
  • 10:32 AND SHE SAID TO ABRAHAM,
  • 10:34 "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN
  • 10:36 AND HER SON."
  • 10:37 AND SO HERE WE HAVE
  • 10:39 THIS NEW STEP THAT ABRAHAM
  • 10:42 IS CALLED TO DO.
  • 10:43 Myles: YES IT IS.
  • 10:44 BUT YET ABRAHAM LOVES ISHMAEL
  • 10:46 AND THAT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US
  • 10:48 TO REMEMBER BECAUSE IT EVEN SAYS
  • 10:50 IN VERSE 18:
  • 10:52 ( Speaking Hebrew )
  • 10:56 ...OF ISHMAEL, A GREAT NATION.
  • 10:58 ISHMAEL IS GOING TO HAVE 12 SONS
  • 11:00 OUT OF WHOM WILL COME 12 TRIBES.
  • 11:03 IT WILL BECOME A GREAT NATION
  • 11:05 AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 11:06 THE BLESSING OF GOD
  • 11:07 HAS BEEN ON THE SONS OF ISHMAEL.
  • 11:09 IN VERY SIMPLE TERMS,
  • 11:11 JUST BY THE OIL WEALTH
  • 11:13 AND THE BREADTH OF THE LAND
  • 11:15 THAT THE SONS OF ISHMAEL HAVE.
  • 11:16 ITS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE BLESSING
  • 11:18 FOR THEM, AND THE THING
  • 11:20 THAT WOULD MAKE IT
  • 11:21 A COMPLETE BLESSING WOULD BE
  • 11:23 FOR THE SONS OF ISHMAEL
  • 11:24 TO RETURN TO THEIR
  • 11:26 FATHER ABRAHAM AND TO THE GOD
  • 11:27 OF THEIR FATHER ABRAHAM.
  • 11:29 AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT
  • 11:30 YOU AND I ARE LONGING FOR,
  • 11:32 IS THAT THE SONS OF ISHMAEL
  • 11:34 WOULD SAY YES
  • 11:35 TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM.
  • 11:37 MANY CENTURIES LATER
  • 11:38 CAME MOHAMMED AND THE STORY
  • 11:40 OF ISLAM AND THE ENTIRE
  • 11:42 MYTHOLOGY THAT'S GROWN UP
  • 11:44 AROUND THAT AND THE LARGE
  • 11:47 SEGMENT OF THE ISHMAELITE
  • 11:48 POPULATION THAT HAS COME
  • 11:49 TO FOLLOW THOSE WAYS.
  • 11:51 BUT, YOU KNOW,
  • 11:52 THERE ARE THOSE AMONG US,
  • 11:54 AMONG THE SONS OF ISHMAEL,
  • 11:55 THAT ARE TURNING
  • 11:57 TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM.
  • 11:58 Katharine: AND THEY'RE COMING
  • 11:59 THROUGH THE MESSIAH
  • 12:01 WHICH WILL OPEN THE DOOR
  • 12:03 FOR THEM TO HAVE THE FULL
  • 12:04 INHERITANCE AND NOT BE DECEIVED
  • 12:06 BY THE LIES OF MOHAMMAD.
  • 12:08 GOD MADE A WAY FOR HAGAR
  • 12:10 AND HE MADE A WAY FOR ISHMAEL.
  • 12:13 HE AGAIN VISITED THEM
  • 12:14 IN THE DESERT AND SHOWED HIMSELF
  • 12:17 TO BE FAITHFUL TO THEM EVEN
  • 12:18 IN THE TIME OF THEIR DISTRESS.
  • 12:19 Myles: YEAH, AND THERE'S
  • 12:20 GENERATIONAL PICTURES
  • 12:22 OF THE POSSIBILITIES
  • 12:23 OF RECONCILIATION.
  • 12:24 ONE OF MY FAVORITES
  • 12:26 IS IN GENESIS 32
  • 12:28 WHEN JACOB IS TOUCHED BY GOD
  • 12:30 AND BECOMES ISRAEL;
  • 12:32 AND YET ONE CHAPTER LATER,
  • 12:34 THERE IS A RECONCILIATION
  • 12:35 BETWEEN HIM AND ESAU,
  • 12:37 ESAU BEING A DESCENDANT
  • 12:39 OF ISHMAEL.
  • 12:40 IN OTHER WORDS, GOD IS
  • 12:41 PROPHESYING THE POSSIBILITY
  • 12:43 OF TRANSFORMATION IN THE HEART
  • 12:45 OF THE SONS OF ISHMAEL,
  • 12:47 THE SONS OF ESAU,
  • 12:48 WHEN THEY SEE THE TOUCH OF GOD
  • 12:51 ON THE SONS OF ISAAC.
  • 12:52 THE HOPE THAT IS IN THE LAND,
  • 12:54 THE HOPE THAT IS IN THE WORLD
  • 12:56 TODAY IS IN SAR SHALOM,
  • 12:58 IS IN THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
  • 12:59 WHEN WE ARE TOUCHED BY GOD,
  • 13:01 WHETHER WE'RE THE SONS OF ISAAC
  • 13:02 OR THE SONS OF ISHMAEL,
  • 13:04 WHEN WE'RE TOUCHED BY GOD,
  • 13:05 THERE'S A TRANSFORMATION
  • 13:07 AND HATE IS CHANGED TO LOVE,
  • 13:09 AND WE'VE SEEN IT.
  • 13:10 WE'VE SEEN IT IN THE LAND.
  • 13:11 Katharine: WELL, IT'S BEEN ONE
  • 13:12 OF OUR COMMITMENTS TO NOT ONLY
  • 13:14 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
  • 13:16 BUT TO PRAY FOR THE VEIL
  • 13:18 OF ISLAM TO BE REMOVED
  • 13:20 OFF THE ARABIC PEOPLE.
  • 13:21 Myles: YES.
  • 13:22 Katharine: AND WE'VE WORKED
  • 13:23 REALLY HARD FOR THAT
  • 13:24 AND WE KNOW THAT GOD
  • 13:25 IS WORKING WITH US IN IT.
  • 13:26 SO WE JUST ARE SO BLESSED
  • 13:27 TO BE A PART OF SEEING
  • 13:28 THE RECONCILIATION.
  • 13:29 Myles: IT'S AMAZING.
  • 13:30 THERE'S NO OTHER WAY
  • 13:31 IN THIS WORLD
  • 13:32 FOR RECONCILIATION TO COME
  • 13:33 OTHER THAN THROUGH THE PRINCE
  • 13:35 OF PEACE AND WE'VE SEEN IT.
  • 13:36 WE'VE SEEN JEWS AND ARABS
  • 13:37 DWELLING TOGETHER IN PEACE
  • 13:39 BECAUSE OF THE SPIRITUAL
  • 13:40 TRANSFORMATION THAT HAS COME
  • 13:42 WHEN THEY'VE BEEN TOUCHED
  • 13:43 BY THE GOD OF ABRAHAM,
  • 13:45 AND SO THIS PICTURE
  • 13:46 OF THE WRANGLING
  • 13:47 BETWEEN ISAAC AND ISHMAEL
  • 13:49 IS ONLY ONE PART OF THE STORY.
  • 13:50 THERE'S A FUTURE AND A HOPE
  • 13:52 FOR ANYONE THAT WILL SAY YES
  • 13:54 TO THE MESSIAH.
  • 13:56 (♪ Music ♪)
  • 14:03 (♪ Music ♪)
  • 14:35 WE WOULD LOVE TO HOST YOU
  • 14:36 IN ISRAEL, AND TO MAKE THAT
  • 14:38 AS EASY AS POSSIBLE,
  • 14:39 I HAVE WITH US HERE TODAY,
  • 14:41 OUR TRAVEL MANAGER, TRACIE.
  • 14:42 TRACIE, WHAT'S NEW
  • 14:43 IN ZOLA LEVITT TOURS?
  • 14:45 Tracie: WELL, OF COURSE,
  • 14:46 YOU AND KATHARINE HAVE BEEN
  • 14:47 WITH US FOR ABOUT A YEAR
  • 14:48 AND WE JUST KEEP GETTING
  • 14:50 RAVE REVIEWS, EVEN
  • 14:51 THIS LAST TOUR THAT CAME BACK.
  • 14:53 PEOPLE ARE JUST CALLING IN,
  • 14:54 SAYING HOW MUCH YOUR PRESENCE
  • 14:57 MEANT TO THEM.
  • 14:58 AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE
  • 14:59 ABOUT OUR TOURS IS,
  • 15:00 BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY SMALL,
  • 15:01 THE FEEDBACK I KEPT GETTING WAS,
  • 15:03 "I CAN'T BELIEVE I GOT
  • 15:04 ONE-ON-ONE TIME
  • 15:05 WITH MYLES AND KATHARINE."
  • 15:07 AND I THINK THE REASON PEOPLE
  • 15:08 CONSIDER THAT SO SPECIAL,
  • 15:09 MYLES, IS MOST OTHER TOURS DON'T
  • 15:11 HAVE THAT MESSIANIC COMPONENT.
  • 15:13 THEY'LL HAVE A GUIDE, BUT THEY
  • 15:14 JUST DON'T HAVE TOUR PASTORS
  • 15:16 THAT HAVE THE RICH EXPERIENCE
  • 15:18 THAT YOU AND KATHARINE DO AND
  • 15:19 THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 15:20 Myles: WE LOVE DOING IT.
  • 15:22 Tracie: AND SPEAKING OF PASTORS,
  • 15:23 I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A LOT
  • 15:24 OF EXPERIENCE BEING IN ISRAEL
  • 15:26 WITH TOUR GROUPS AND I WANT
  • 15:27 TO INVITE THE PASTORS OUT THERE.
  • 15:28 IF YOU GET A GROUP OF TEN
  • 15:30 OR MORE, FOR TEN PAYING PEOPLE,
  • 15:32 ONE COMES FREE.
  • 15:33 WE'D LOVE TO HAVE
  • 15:34 20 PAYING PEOPLE AND YOU
  • 15:35 AND YOUR SPOUSE CAN COME FREE.
  • 15:37 BUT WHAT THAT MEANS, MYLES,
  • 15:38 IS THAT COME ON THE TOUR,
  • 15:40 THEIR FOCUS CAN BE
  • 15:41 SOLELY SPIRITUAL.
  • 15:42 YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO TO OUR
  • 15:43 WEBSITE AND LOOK AT SOME VIDEO
  • 15:45 THAT I JUST RECORDED ON
  • 15:46 THREE COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
  • 15:48 WHY ZOLA TOURS?
  • 15:49 IS ISRAEL SAFE?
  • 15:50 AND WHAT ABOUT
  • 15:51 THE GREECE EXTENSION?
  • 15:52 SO COME WITH US.
  • 15:54 MYLES AND KATHARINE,
  • 15:55 I REALLY THINK, WILL EXCEED
  • 15:56 YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND I'D LOVE
  • 15:57 TO HELP WITH THAT PROCESS.
  • 15:59 Myles: THANK YOU SO MUCH,
  • 16:00 TRACIE, YOU REALLY DO FACILITATE
  • 16:01 AND WE HEAR THAT FEEDBACK
  • 16:02 ON THE TOURS; IN FACT,
  • 16:04 JUST NOW ON OUR LAST TOUR,
  • 16:05 WE KEPT HEARING
  • 16:06 OVER AND OVER AGAIN
  • 16:07 HOW IT WAS SO EASY TO DO.
  • 16:09 I KNOW AS A PASTOR
  • 16:10 IT'S A BLESSING TO HAVE TRACIE
  • 16:12 THERE TO TAKE CARE OF
  • 16:13 ALL THE DETAILS
  • 16:14 SO THAT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 16:15 IS CALL 1-800-WONDERS,
  • 16:17 GO TO LEVITT.COM
  • 16:18 AND THE PROCESS BEGINS.
  • 16:19 WE REALLY WOULD LOVE
  • 16:20 TO HOST YOU IN ISRAEL.
  • 16:21 IT'S LIFE-CHANGING.
  • 16:23 A GOOD WAY TO KNOW WHAT WE'RE
  • 16:24 DOING HERE AT THE MINISTRY
  • 16:25 IS TO RECEIVE OUR LEVITT LETTER.
  • 16:27 IT'S FREE TO YOU,
  • 16:28 HAS BIBLE TEACHING,
  • 16:30 A HEBREW LESSON, OTHER ARTICLES
  • 16:32 THAT ARE VERY EDIFYING.
  • 16:33 AND REALLY, AS WE SEE THE DAY
  • 16:35 APPROACHING, IT'S IMPORTANT
  • 16:36 TO HAVE NEWS THAT YOU CAN'T GET
  • 16:38 IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
  • 16:39 AND THAT'S WHAT WE DELIGHT
  • 16:40 IN BRINGING TO YOU.
  • 16:41 IT'S REALLY A CLEARINGHOUSE
  • 16:43 FOR THE BEST OF
  • 16:44 THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE NEWS
  • 16:45 THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE
  • 16:46 IN YOUR HANDS.
  • 16:48 AND OUR OFFER THIS WEEK,
  • 16:49 ZOLA'S HIGHLIGHTS, THESE ARE
  • 16:50 SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS
  • 16:52 THAT HE DID BEFORE HE GRADUATED
  • 16:54 TO HEAVEN.
  • 16:55 YOU CAN GET AHOLD OF THIS
  • 16:56 BY GETTING IN TOUCH WITH US.
  • 16:57 OUR ANNOUNCER,
  • 16:58 LATER IN THE PROGRAM,
  • 16:59 WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET AHOLD
  • 17:01 OF THAT OFFER FOR THIS WEEK.
  • 17:03 NOW, LET'S GO BACK TO
  • 17:05 THE WAY OF THE PATRIARCHS
  • 17:06 AS THE UNFOLDING OF THE JOURNEY
  • 17:10 OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH CONTINUES
  • 17:12 THE JOURNEY OF FAITH
  • 17:13 THAT COMES DOWN THROUGH TIME
  • 17:15 THROUGH THE LINEAGE
  • 17:16 OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB
  • 17:18 DOWN TO YOU AND TO ME.
  • 17:24 Narrator: AND IT CAME TO PASS
  • 17:25 AT THAT TIME, THAT ABIMELECH,
  • 17:27 KING OF GERAR,
  • 17:29 AND PHICOL, THE CHIEF CAPTAIN
  • 17:31 OF HIS ARMY, MET WITH ABRAHAM.
  • 17:33 ( Speaking Hebrew )
  • 18:53 Narrator: AND HE CALLED
  • 18:54 THE PLACE BEERSHEBA,
  • 18:56 BECAUSE IT WAS THERE
  • 18:57 THAT THEY BOTH SWORE AN OATH.
  • 19:00 THUS, THEY MADE A COVENANT.
  • 19:03 THEN ABIMELECH AND PHICOL,
  • 19:06 THE CHIEF CAPTAIN, RETURNED
  • 19:08 TO THE LAND OF THE PHILISTINES.
  • 19:10 AND ABRAHAM LIVED A LONG TIME
  • 19:12 AS A FOREIGNER IN THE LAND
  • 19:13 OF THE PHILISTINES.
  • 19:17 Myles: THE SOUND
  • 19:18 OF RUNNING WATER,
  • 19:19 WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SOUND!
  • 19:21 YOU AND I TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.
  • 19:22 WE JUST GO TO OUR TAP,
  • 19:23 TURN THE KNOB
  • 19:25 AND WATER FLOWS OUT SO EASILY.
  • 19:27 BUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 19:28 IN ISRAEL, IT IS THE DIFFERENCE
  • 19:30 BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH,
  • 19:32 AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE SEE
  • 19:33 PICTURED IN THIS PART
  • 19:34 OF OUR STORY, WHERE THE WATER
  • 19:36 IS SO NEEDED IN BEERSHEBA
  • 19:38 IN THE SOUTH, THE NEGEV,
  • 19:40 IN THE DESERTS OF ISRAEL,
  • 19:42 THAT THERE'S CONTENTION BETWEEN
  • 19:44 THE SERVANTS OF ABIMELECH
  • 19:46 AND THE SERVANTS OF ABRAHAM.
  • 19:48 AND SO ABRAHAM GIVES
  • 19:50 SEVEN EWE LAMBS TO ABIMELECH
  • 19:53 AS A SIGN, AS A TESTIMONY, THAT
  • 19:56 THOSE WELLS WERE DUG BY HIMSELF
  • 19:59 AND ABIMELECH RECEIVES THEM.
  • 20:00 AND THAT WORD, BEERSHEBA,
  • 20:02 IS THE WORD FOR SEVEN WELLS.
  • 20:05 IT ALSO MEANS COVENANT OR OATH.
  • 20:07 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 20:08 THE SEVEN EWE LAMBS
  • 20:10 AS A TESTIMONY THAT IS ALSO
  • 20:12 A TESTIMONY TO THE FULLNESS
  • 20:13 OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE HERE.
  • 20:15 YOU KNOW, SEVEN IS THE NUMBER
  • 20:17 OF COMPLETION OR FULLNESS
  • 20:19 AND WE REALLY SEE THE STORY
  • 20:20 COMING TO A PEAK HERE AND THIS
  • 20:22 INCREDIBLE RELATIONSHIP THAT
  • 20:25 COMES TO A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP
  • 20:27 BETWEEN THIS KING AND ABRAHAM,
  • 20:30 THE FATHER OF FAITH.
  • 20:32 IT'S GOT SOME BEAUTIFUL PICTURES
  • 20:33 IN IT FOR OUR DAY
  • 20:35 FOR THE FUTURE,
  • 20:36 FOR THE HOPE THAT IS IN ISRAEL
  • 20:38 WHAT CAN HAPPEN
  • 20:39 WHEN JEW AND GENTILE,
  • 20:40 WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
  • 20:42 AND THOSE THAT DO NOT KNOW
  • 20:43 THE GOD OF ABRAHAM COME TOGETHER
  • 20:45 THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
  • 20:47 OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 20:49 YOU KNOW, ABRAHAM,
  • 20:51 HE PLANTS A TAMARISK TREE HERE.
  • 20:54 AND THE TAMARISK TREE
  • 20:55 IS SUCH A HUGE PICTURE FOR US
  • 20:57 OF THE LENGTH OF LIFE
  • 21:00 AND THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE
  • 21:01 BEYOND JUST THE TEMPORARY.
  • 21:04 BUT IT REALLY PICTURES SOMETHING
  • 21:05 THAT'S ALMOST ETERNAL.
  • 21:07 IT POINTS TO ETERNITY.
  • 21:09 THERE WAS A TREE IN THE GARDEN.
  • 21:11 THERE ARE TREES
  • 21:12 OF SIGNIFICANT STATURE
  • 21:14 THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 21:15 THE PSALMIST USED THE TREE
  • 21:17 AS A PICTURE
  • 21:18 OF HEALTH AND WHOLENESS.
  • 21:20 AND WE SEE A TREE IN REVELATION,
  • 21:23 THE LEAVES OF WHICH ARE USED
  • 21:24 FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.
  • 21:26 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT A TREE
  • 21:29 THAT SPEAKS OF A COMMITMENT,
  • 21:30 A COVENANT,
  • 21:31 AND LENGTH OF LIFE BEYOND THAT
  • 21:33 WHICH IS A SHORT LENGTH OF LIFE,
  • 21:35 LIKE THE LENGTH OF A MAN'S LIFE.
  • 21:38 WE SEE THAT HERE IN THAT
  • 21:39 PLANTING OF THE TAMARISK TREE.
  • 21:41 IN FACT, WHEN ABRAHAM PLANTS
  • 21:42 THE TREE, HE CALLS THIS PLACE
  • 21:45 AND HE CALLS ON THE NAME
  • 21:46 OF THE LORD AS EL-OLAM,
  • 21:49 THE ETERNAL GOD.
  • 21:51 THE TREE HAS A CERTAIN
  • 21:52 SIGNIFICANCE FOR US, TOO,
  • 21:53 AS BELIEVERS IN THE WEST END,
  • 21:55 HERE IN THE LAND, TOO,
  • 21:57 BECAUSE IT'S THE OLIVE TREE
  • 21:59 THAT PICTURES THE ANCIENT
  • 22:01 ISRAEL SAP, THE ROOT,
  • 22:04 THE MESSIANIC ROOT OF OUR FAITH
  • 22:06 THAT GOES BACK TO ABRAHAM
  • 22:08 AND THAT FLOURISHES
  • 22:09 THROUGH THE CROSS OF YESHUA
  • 22:11 AND THE GENTILES IN THE WORLD
  • 22:12 BEING GRAFTED IN
  • 22:14 TO THAT OLIVE TREE.
  • 22:16 WHEN A TREE IS GRAFTED, WHEN
  • 22:18 THE WILD OLIVE TREE BRANCHES ARE
  • 22:20 GRAFTED INTO THE NATURAL TREE,
  • 22:24 IT'S DONE THROUGH A CROSS
  • 22:25 IN THE BRANCH OF THE OLIVE TREE,
  • 22:29 AND SO YOU, AS A GENTILE,
  • 22:31 ARE GRAFTED IN TO
  • 22:33 THE NATURAL OLIVE TREE OF ISRAEL
  • 22:35 AND TOGETHER WE BECOME A MORE
  • 22:37 FRUITFUL TREE FOR THE LORD.
  • 22:39 WE BECOME A PICTURE
  • 22:41 OF THE PLANTING OF THE LORD,
  • 22:43 THE OLIVE TREE, FULL OF FRUIT
  • 22:46 THAT BRINGS FORTH LIGHT
  • 22:47 AND FEEDS AND SUSTAINS EVERYONE
  • 22:50 WHO COMES IN CONTACT WITH IT.
  • 22:52 AND THAT'S REALLY THE PICTURE
  • 22:54 OF THE TREE THAT WE SEE HERE.
  • 22:56 WATER, TREES,
  • 22:59 SYMBOLS OF GOD HIMSELF,
  • 23:01 PICTURES OF WHO HE IS
  • 23:03 AND HOW HE BRINGS US TOGETHER
  • 23:05 TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSES
  • 23:07 IN THIS WORLD.
  • 23:09 I THINK ABOUT BEERSHEBA AND HOW
  • 23:11 IN THE BEGINNING WITH ABRAHAM
  • 23:14 THERE WAS CONTENTION
  • 23:15 OVER THE WATER
  • 23:16 AND HOW NOW HERE WE ARE
  • 23:17 AT THE END OF THE AGE, LOOKING
  • 23:19 TO THE RETURN OF THE LORD
  • 23:20 AND THERE'S CONTENTION NOW
  • 23:21 EVEN ABOUT THE ABILITY
  • 23:23 OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 23:24 TO LIVE IN THE PLACE
  • 23:26 WHERE ABRAHAM DUG THE WELLS.
  • 23:29 JUST LAST WEEK,
  • 23:30 THERE WERE ROCKETS FIRING
  • 23:32 INTO BEERSHEBA FROM GAZA
  • 23:35 AND I'M THINKING THAT
  • 23:37 ONLY GOD HIMSELF CAN STOP THAT.
  • 23:39 ONLY GOD HIMSELF
  • 23:40 CAN BRING CLOSURE
  • 23:42 TO THESE ANCIENT CONTENTIONS.
  • 23:44 AND HE DOES THAT
  • 23:45 BY BELIEF AND FAITH
  • 23:47 INTO YESHUA HA MASHIACH.
  • 23:50 THAT IS THE HOPE FOR THIS AREA.
  • 23:52 SO THIS IS A STORY CULMINATING
  • 23:54 AND LOOKING FORWARD TO
  • 23:57 THE SACRIFICE OF ISAAC
  • 23:59 AND THE PICTURE OF MESSIAH
  • 24:00 IN THAT, BUT TAKES PLACE
  • 24:01 HERE IN BEERSHEBA,
  • 24:03 A TIME OF WATER, WELLS, LIFE,
  • 24:06 TREES BEING PLANTED
  • 24:08 ALL POINTING TO THE ETERNAL GOD.
  • 24:15 GOD IS A COVENANT-KEEPING GOD.
  • 24:16 HIS PROMISE TO ABRAHAM
  • 24:17 STANDS TODAY.
  • 24:18 THE SANDS OF THE SEA,
  • 24:20 THE STARS OF THE HEAVENS,
  • 24:21 THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS,
  • 24:23 A SHARED DESTINY
  • 24:24 AND, OF COURSE,
  • 24:25 THERE'S GOING TO BE CONTESTING
  • 24:27 AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD.
  • 24:28 Katharine: YEAH, THE ENEMY
  • 24:29 IS REALLY ALIVE, SATAN,
  • 24:31 AND HE DOES NOT WANT GOD'S WORD
  • 24:33 TO BE BROUGHT TO PASS.
  • 24:35 Myles: HE DOESN'T WANT THE JEWS
  • 24:36 IN THE LAND.
  • 24:37 Katharine: RIGHT,
  • 24:38 SO THERE'S ALWAYS THAT CONFLICT.
  • 24:39 YOU KNOW, AND BUT GOD
  • 24:40 IS A COVENANT-KEEPING GOD
  • 24:42 AND HE HAS MADE ABRAHAM
  • 24:44 THE FATHER OF THE NATIONS
  • 24:45 AND GOD SHOWS US HOW HIS PLAN IS
  • 24:48 UNFOLDED THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES,
  • 24:50 SO WE NEED TO KEEP OUR EYE
  • 24:51 ON THE SCRIPTURES
  • 24:52 AND OUR EYE ON THE LORD.
  • 24:53 WE HAVE A REALLY UNIQUE CLIP
  • 24:55 THAT WE'D LIKE TO SHARE
  • 24:56 WITH YOU.
  • 24:57 THE FOUNDER
  • 24:58 OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 24:59 IS GOING TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT
  • 25:00 OF INSIGHT UPCOMING.
  • 25:04 Zola: WELL, THERE'S
  • 25:05 A COINCIDENCE TO THINK ABOUT,
  • 25:07 AN EASY WAY TO REMEMBER
  • 25:08 WHEN ABRAHAM WAS.
  • 25:09 ISRAEL WAS BORN
  • 25:10 IN MODERN TIMES IN 1948 A.D.
  • 25:14 SOME EXPOSITORS OF
  • 25:16 THE OLD TESTAMENT PUT THE BIRTH
  • 25:18 OF ABRAHAM IN 1948 B.C.
  • 25:22 ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?
  • 25:24 GENESIS 12:3 STILL HOLDS TRUE
  • 25:26 TODAY IN TODAY'S WORLD:
  • 25:28 "I WILL BLESS THEM
  • 25:29 THAT BLESS ISRAEL
  • 25:30 AND I WILL CURSE HIM
  • 25:31 THAT CURSES YOU."
  • 25:33 ♪ ♪
  • 25:36 Myles: I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR ZOLA
  • 25:37 QUOTE THAT SEMINAL SCRIPTURE,
  • 25:39 "I WILL BLESS THOSE
  • 25:40 WHO BLESS YOU
  • 25:41 AND CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE YOU."
  • 25:42 YOU KNOW, CIVILIZATIONS
  • 25:44 HAVE RISEN AND FALLEN
  • 25:45 BASED ON HOW THEY'VE TREATED
  • 25:46 ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 25:48 WHERE ARE THE GREEKS OF OLD?
  • 25:50 WHERE ARE THE ROMANS?
  • 25:51 IN FACT, EVEN BRITAIN,
  • 25:53 AFTER WORLD WAR II,
  • 25:54 WENT INTO DECLINE
  • 25:55 BECAUSE THEY CHOSE OIL OVER
  • 25:57 STANDING WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 25:59 IT'S A LONG, SAD STORY.
  • 26:00 THE FACT IS THAT WE NEED TO
  • 26:02 TAKE HEART--TAKE THIS TO HEART
  • 26:04 AND WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES,
  • 26:05 AS AMERICANS, WILL WE BE
  • 26:07 THOSE WHO STAND WITH ISRAEL,
  • 26:10 ISRAEL'S MESSIAH
  • 26:11 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE?
  • 26:12 Katharine: RIGHT,
  • 26:13 WE WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE
  • 26:14 OF THAT SCRIPTURE,
  • 26:16 NOT THE WOE SIDE
  • 26:17 BUT THE BLESSING SIDE,
  • 26:18 AND WE'VE SEEN PEOPLE PROSPER
  • 26:20 FROM STANDING WITH ISRAEL.
  • 26:22 AND THERE'S A GREAT WARNING
  • 26:24 FOR US NOT TO DO THAT,
  • 26:26 NOT TO STAND.
  • 26:27 Myles: RIGHT, AND WE WANT
  • 26:28 THE BLESSING AND WE WANT AMERICA
  • 26:30 TO BE BLESSED.
  • 26:31 Katharine: WE WANT OUR VIEWERS
  • 26:32 TO HAVE THE BLESSING
  • 26:33 AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 26:34 Myles: YES, FOR STANDING
  • 26:35 WITH ISRAEL AND SO AS WE GO
  • 26:36 TODAY, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU,
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Calling
  2. A Man of Altars
  3. God initiated Covenant
  4. A Domestic Conflict for the Ages
  5. The Promised Son
  6. Deliverance and Increase
  7. Circumcision as a Forever Sign
  8. The Sacrifice

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