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Series: “Sons of Promise”
Isaac and Jacob
This eight-program series is an eloquent statement about the Abrahamic Covenant line through the Jewish people.
Episode: “Brothers and Birthrights”
The struggle of Jacob and Esau over their destinies began in the womb and continues into our day. Mark interviews Our Man in Haifa, Eitan Shishkoff, about Tents of Mercy, his multifaceted ministry that touches many in Israel.

Caption transcript for Sons of Promise: “Brothers and Birthrights” (5/8)

  • 00:27 AND THE LORD APPEARED UNTO ISAAC AND SAID,
  • 00:31 DWELL IN THIS LAND AND I WILL BE WITH YOU AND BLESS YOU.
  • 00:36 FOR TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS I GIVE ALL THESE LANDS
  • 00:41 AND I WILL PERFORM THE OATH WHICH I SWORE TO YOUR FATHER ABRAHAM
  • 00:45 AND I WILL MAKE YOUR DESCENDANTS MULTIPLY AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN
  • 00:51 AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.
  • 01:04 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM.
  • 01:06 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 01:07 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS
  • 01:08 AND WELCOME BACK TO "SONS OF PROMISE"
  • 01:11 THE STORY ABOUT ISAAC AND JACOB
  • 01:13 AND HOW GOD BRINGS THE BLESSING TO THE WORLD THROUGH ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WHO IS ISRAEL
  • 01:19 THE COVENANT KEEPING GOD KEEPING COVENANT IN GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
  • 01:24 AND WE SEE THAT ALIVE IN OUR LIVES TODAY WITH OUR CHILDREN.
  • 01:27 BUT I LOVE REBEKAH AND HOW SHE IS ABLE TO ASK THE LORD WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 01:34 AT THE SAME TIME YOU SEE HER ALSO MANIPULATING GOD INTO KIND OF LIKE WHAT SARAH DID,
  • 01:40 I HAVE THIS PROMISE BUT I'M GOING TO BRING IT TO PASS MYSELF.
  • 01:43 YES...I'M GOING TO HELP YOU GOD. HELP YOU OUT.
  • 01:45 YOU SEE THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE WILL OF MAN AND THE SOVEREIGN WILL OF GOD
  • 01:49 AND THERE REALLY IS AN INTERPLAY;
  • 01:50 IT'S EVEN SPOKEN OF IN GENESIS
  • 01:52 IN THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES SAYS (SPEAKING HEBREW);
  • 01:58 IN OTHER WORDS YES THERE ARE TWO NATIONS ALIVE IN YOUR WOMB.
  • 02:01 TALK ABOUT CONFLICT.
  • 02:02 YES...ISRAEL AND EDOM.
  • 02:04 YES...ISRAEL AND EDOM OR AS WE SAY JACOB AND ESAU.
  • 02:07 JACOB BECOMES ISRAEL.
  • 02:10 WE'LL SEE THAT TAKE PLACE AND EDOM, ESAU, IS THE SAME, IT'S THE SAME NAME.
  • 02:14 IN FACT THE LAND OF EDOM IS IDENTIFIED WITH ESAU AND IT MEANS "RED"
  • 02:19 AND ITHAS TO DO WITH THE LAND THAT WAS GIVEN
  • 02:22 AND ALSO THE MESS OF POTTAGE THAT HE DESPISED HIS BIRTHRIGHT REGARDING.
  • 02:25 AND SO WE WANT TO PICK UP OUR STORY.
  • 02:29 WE'RE GOING TO GO AND SEE THE CONFLICT DEVELOP BETWEEN JACOB AND ESAU;
  • 02:33 A CONFLICT THAT'S CONTINUING INTO OUR DAY AS THE SONS OF JACOB AND THE SONS OF ESAU
  • 02:38 ARE STILL TRYING TO WORK OUT THAT WHICH BEGAN IN THE WOMB.
  • 02:41 LET'S GO TO OUR STORY.
  • 04:29 WE'RE COMING TO YOU FROM THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE,
  • 04:32 JERUSALEM, WHERE THE CONFLICT OF THE AGES BEING PLAYED OUT IN OUR DAY
  • 04:36 AND IT REALLY HAS ROOTS BACK IN THE BIBLICAL STORY OF GENESIS 27
  • 04:40 AND IN THAT AREA OF THE BIBLE DOESN'T IT?
  • 04:42 RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO SEE BIBLICAL ROOTS OF POLITICAL CONFLICTS TODAY.
  • 04:45 IT STARTED IN REBEKAH'S WOMB.
  • 04:47 IT STARTED WHEN SHE HAD THESE TWO TWINS WRESTLING INSIDE OF HER
  • 04:52 AND SHE WENT TO THE LORD AND SHE SAID WHAT IS GOING ON.
  • 04:55 AND THE LORD SPOKE TO HER
  • 04:57 AND HE SAID TWO NATIONS ARE IN YOUR WOMB
  • 04:59 AND I WILL SEPARATE THESE TWO NATIONS
  • 05:02 AND THEY WILL BE TWO NATIONS UNTO ME;
  • 05:04 THE NATION OF EDOM
  • 05:06 AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:07 AND WE SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.
  • 05:09 MAN TRIES TO GET INVOLVED.
  • 05:11 REBEKAH TRIES TO GET INVOLVED.
  • 05:13 BUT GOD IS ULTIMATELY SOVEREIGN IN ALL THAT WE HAVE IN LIFE
  • 05:17 THAT'S TRUE.
  • 05:19 LISTEN TO WHAT GENESIS 27:1 SAYS.
  • 05:21 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 05:38 WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE IS THAT ISAAC WAS DIM IN HIS EYES
  • 05:41 BUT THERE WAS ALSO A SPIRITUAL DIMNESS THAT CAME OVER HIM AS WELL
  • 05:45 AND HE LIKE REBEKAH WAS GOING TO TRY TO FULFILL IN THE NATURAL
  • 05:49 SOMETHING THAT GOD HAD ALREADY ORDAINED IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM.
  • 05:52 YOU SEE THEY WERE TWO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.
  • 05:55 YES, JACOB GRABBED THE HEEL AND HE COULD BE SEEN AS A SUPPLANTER
  • 05:59 BUT HE ALSO WAS A MAN WHO WAS AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART.
  • 06:02 WE SEE HIS NAME JACOB, "YACOV", IN HEBREW
  • 06:06 IT'S "TAM" WHICH IS "A HOMEBODY",
  • 06:08 "A MAN OF THE TENTS",
  • 06:10 SOMEONE WHO STAYS NEAR THE FAMILY.
  • 06:12 AND ESAU WAS A HUNTER, A GREAT HUNTER, A MAN OF THE FIELD.
  • 06:15 IT'S INTERESTING THAT THE ONLY OTHER HUNTER MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE IS NIMROD
  • 06:20 WHOSE NAME IS ASSOCIATED ALWAYS WITH REBELLION.
  • 06:24 NOW AS A MAN OF THE FIELD HE REALLY IS FULFILLING SOMETHING THAT YESHUA WILL REFER TO LATER.
  • 06:30 WHEN YESHUA COMES ON THE SCENE HE'S GOING TO SAY THAT THE FIELD IS THE WORLD IN MATTHEW 13:38.
  • 06:36 AND HERE WE SEE ESAU DESCRIBED AS A MAN OF THE FIELD.
  • 06:41 THE FIELD IS THE WORLD.
  • 06:42 ESAU IS PITCHED TOWARDS THE WORLD
  • 06:44 AND YACOV (JACOB) IS PITCHED TOWARDS GOD
  • 06:46 AND IT'S A PICTURE THE MAN OF FAITH AND THE MAN OF UNBELIEF.
  • 06:50 SO IN THE BELIEVING WORLD IT HAS TO DO WITH SOMEONE WHO'S POINTING TOWARDS GOD
  • 06:54 EVEN WITH HIS FAILURES AND DIFFICULTIES AND SOMEONE WHO'S COMING AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 06:58 AND WE SEE THAT IN BOTH HEBREWS 12:16
  • 07:01 AS A VERY STRONG STATEMENT ABOUT ESAU'S CHOICES AND HOW THEY ARE PROFANE, MEANING WORLDLY;
  • 07:08 THAT THEY'RE GOING AWAY FROM GOD
  • 07:10 AND HOW HE IS COMING TO ISAAC NOW FOR A BLESSING AND ASKING DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER BLESSING,
  • 07:15 ISN'T THERE MORE THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME.
  • 07:18 AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT IN FACT THERE ARE BLESSINGS FOR BOTH.
  • 07:22 THERE'S A BLESSING FOR ESAU,
  • 07:23 THERE'S A BLESSING FOR ISAAC
  • 07:25 BUT THERE'S A COVENANT THROUGH THE LINE OF ISAAC
  • 07:28 AND WE'LL SEE MORE ABOUT THAT WHEN WE COME BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 07:41 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 07:45 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
  • 07:48 "THE LEVITT LETTER".
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  • 07:52 WATCH THE TV PROGRAM,
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  • 08:00 COME WITH US ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 08:04 OR A CRUISE TO GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 08:07 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 10:34 WE'RE STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF THE KNESSET
  • 10:36 THE PLACE OF ISRAEL'S GOVERNMENT, THE PARLIAMENT.
  • 10:39 YOU KNOW YEARS AGO I BROUGHT A GROUP OF PASTORS INTO THE PARLIAMENT
  • 10:43 AND BENNY ELON, THE MINISTER OF TOURISM, AN ORTHODOX RABBI,
  • 10:47 TOLD MY GROUP THAT WE THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
  • 10:51 AND YOU CHRISTIANS ARE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM BY FAITH.
  • 10:55 THAT'S WHAT MAKES US ONE
  • 10:56 AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED FOR JACOB AND ESAU AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE STORY
  • 11:01 AND WE'RE SEEING THAT REBEKAH IS USING NATURAL MEANS TO TRY AND ACCOMPLISH GOD'S WILL
  • 11:06 BUT I WOULD SAY DON'T JUDGE HER TOO HARSHLY
  • 11:08 BECAUSE WE SEE IN THE B'RIT HADASHA (NEW TESTAMENT)
  • 11:10 IN ROMANS 2:1 TELLS US NOT TO JUDGE
  • 11:14 BECAUSE CHANCES ARE WE'LL DO THE SAME THING AT SOME POINT OR ANOTHER
  • 11:18 AND WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DO NOT JUDGE,
  • 11:21 THAT WE DO NOT GO AFTER NATURAL MEANS
  • 11:23 BECAUSE IT CAN LEAD TO GOING AFTER SIN AND THE DEVIL HIMSELF.
  • 11:28 FOR EXAMPLE, PSALM 1 TELLS US NOT TO WALK IN THE WAY OF THE UNGODLY
  • 11:32 BECAUSE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A STANDING IN THE WAY OF SINNERS
  • 11:36 AND EVENTUALLY SEATING IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL.
  • 11:39 AND IT'S TRAGIC TO RUN INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE SCORNFUL OF THE THINGS OF GOD
  • 11:43 BECAUSE THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 11:46 WELL ISAAC IS GETTING OLDER, HIS EYES ARE DIMMING;
  • 11:50 HIS SPIRITUAL EYES MAY BE DIMMING ALSO
  • 11:52 BECAUSE HE ALLOWS HIMSELF TO BE CAUGHT IN THIS INTRIGUE.
  • 11:56 IT'S ALL WITHIN GOD'S WILL THOUGH
  • 11:58 BECAUSE GOD HAS A COVENANT WITH THE SONS OF ISAAC AND A BLESSING FOR ESAU.
  • 12:03 ESAU GOES OUTSIDE OF THE TRIBE AGAINST HIS PARENT'S WILL AND HE MARRIES HITTITE WOMEN...
  • 12:09 TWO OF THEM ACTUALLY, JUDITH AND BASHEMATH.
  • 12:12 HE MARRIES TWO HITTITE WOMEN AGAINST THE WILL OF HIS DAD AND HIS MOM
  • 12:16 AND WE SEE THAT THIS IS A PROGRESSION IN THE GRUDGE BUILDING
  • 12:21 THAT LEADS TO HIM BECOMING UNDER A NEGATIVE, OPPRESSIVE, SPIRITUAL SPIRIT.
  • 12:28 WE SEE IN A LANGUAGE "SHIN", "TAV" AND "MEM" IS "A GRUDGE"
  • 12:33 AND VERY CLOSE TO THAT "SHIN", "TAV", "NUN" IS SATAN HIMSELF, THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN.
  • 12:39 AND HE'S WAITING UNTIL HIS FATHER DIES SO THAT HE CAN KILL HIS BROTHER.
  • 12:43 THE GRUDGE BECOMES A MURDEROUS RAGE
  • 12:46 AND THE SONS OF ESAU ARE VULNERABLE TO THAT MURDEROUS RAGE.
  • 12:50 THAT'S WHY YESHUA COULD ASK THE PHARISEES WHEN THEY SAID WE ARE OF OUR FATHER ABRAHAM
  • 12:57 HE SAID, IF YOU WERE OF YOUR FATHER ABRAHAM
  • 12:58 YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF YOUR FATHER, IN JOHN 8:44,
  • 13:02 BUT IF YOU'RE ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN YOU NEED TO DO THE WORKS OF YOUR FATHER.
  • 13:06 IN JOHN CHAPTER 8 HE SAYS BE CAREFUL THAT YOU'RE NOT THE CHILDREN OF SATAN HIMSELF
  • 13:12 BECAUSE YOU HAVE NURTURED IN YOUR HEART RESENTMENT.
  • 13:15 NOW IN THE PHARISEES CASE, THE "PERUSHIM",
  • 13:17 SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY CAME AGAINST THE MESHIACH HIMSELF
  • 13:21 AND SO WE HAVE A HIGHER CALLING ON US.
  • 13:25 ABOVE AND BEYOND ALL OF THIS HEBREWS 12:14 TELLS US
  • 13:29 THAT WE ARE TO PURSUE PEACE WITH ALL MEN.
  • 13:32 AND SO AS WE'RE LOOKING TO THE GOVERNMENT HERE
  • 13:34 WE KNOW THAT THERE'S A HIGHER GOVERNMENT
  • 13:36 AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS ON THE SHOULDER OF MESHIACH
  • 13:39 AND HE IS THE ONE WHO RULES FROM HEAVEN
  • 13:42 AND WILL EVENTUALLY RULE ON EARTH.
  • 13:44 WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 13:58 SHALOM, MYLES WEISS HERE
  • 13:59 AND KATHARINE WEISS
  • 14:00 AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO BRING YOU THESE PROGRAMS.
  • 14:03 YOU KNOW WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR PARTNERSHIP
  • 14:05 SO IF YOU WOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH US AT 1-800-WONDERS
  • 14:07 LEVITT.COM
  • 14:08 OR THE MAILING ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN
  • 14:10 WE'RE ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER GIVING US AN EVEN GREATER GIFT AT THIS TIME
  • 14:14 SO WE CAN BRING YOU SOME MORE EXCELLENT PROGRAMMING FROM ISRAEL
  • 14:18 AND TO BRING YOU AN UPDATE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD
  • 14:21 REGARDING ISRAEL, THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE COMING OF MESSIAH
  • 14:24 THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 14:59 ISRAEL...
  • 15:00 WHEN YOU COME TO ISRAEL YOU WILL GO TO THE PLACES
  • 15:03 AND YOU WILL WALK WHERE ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WALKED.
  • 15:07 WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD COME WITH US AND WE COULD HOST YOU.
  • 15:10 MYLES, IT'S A JOY TO BRING PILGRIMS.
  • 15:12 YOU'VE OFTEN SAID THAT ISRAEL IS ONLY A FEW MILES WIDE BUT 50 CENTURIES DEEP.
  • 15:18 SO IT'S A CONTINUAL WELL, NOT JUST ONE TIME WHEN YOU GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT, BUT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 15:24 AND WE ALWAYS GET SOMETHING NEW.
  • 15:25 THAT'S REALLY TRUE.
  • 15:27 IT'S AN ENDLESS REVELATION FROM THE WORD AND BY THE SPIRIT.
  • 15:29 GOD JUST OPENS UP YOUR EYES AND YOUR HEART WHEN YOU'RE THERE.
  • 15:32 THAT'S A TESTIMONY THAT WE HEAR FROM EVERYONE WHO COMES.
  • 15:35 WE WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU OUR NEWSLETTER.
  • 15:38 THE LEVITT LETTER IS AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 15:40 IT'S FREE.
  • 15:41 IT HAS ARTICLES ABOUT ISRAEL, ABOUT STEWARDSHIP,
  • 15:43 ABOUT THE CURRENT EVENTS THAT ARE GOING ON THERE.
  • 15:46 IT'S JUST A GREAT RESOURCE.
  • 15:48 WE HAVE FOUND, PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THAT WE DO THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR THEM OF SIFTING THROUGH A LOT OF THE NEWS
  • 15:53 AND BRINGING THEM THAT WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT AND CURRENT.
  • 15:56 SO WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO SIGN UP FOR THAT AT
  • 15:59 LEVITT.COM OR 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 16:01 ALSO, OUR RESOURCE THIS WEEK IS "BROKEN BRANCHES".
  • 16:04 THIS IS ZOLA'S BOOK ON REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY.
  • 16:08 IT REALLY IS A PRIMER.
  • 16:09 IT'S A VERY SIMPLE, STRAIGHT FORWARD BOOK
  • 16:11 REGARDING THE QUESTION, HAS THE CHURCH REPLACED ISRAEL.
  • 16:15 THE ANSWER IS "NO".
  • 16:16 HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT PLEASE, GET IN TOUCH WITH US.
  • 16:20 WE'D LOVE TO GET THIS RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 16:23 WELL...OUR STORY CONTINUES.
  • 16:25 WE HAVE THE CONFLICT BETWEEN ESAU AND JACOB IS INCREASING
  • 16:29 AND ESAU IS ASKING FOR A BLESSING
  • 16:31 AND WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE GETS THAT BLESSING.
  • 16:35 HE GETS THE BLESSING
  • 16:37 AND IT'S REALLY A WORD ABOUT THE CONFLICT THAT WE'RE LIVING IN TODAY.
  • 16:42 WE'RE SEEING IT PLAY OUT POLITICALLY BUT ITS ROOTS ARE BIBLICAL.
  • 16:45 LET'S GO TO OUR STORY.
  • 16:50 SOON AFTER ISAAC HAD GIVEN HIS BLESSING TO JACOB,
  • 16:53 ESAU APPROACHED HIS FATHER'S BEDSIDE WITH THE FOOD HE HAD PREPARED.
  • 16:58 WHEN ISAAC FOUND THAT HE HAD BEEN DECEIVED BY JACOB HE WAS VERY ANGRY.
  • 17:47 I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF THE MENORAH THAT WAS DONATED TO ISRAEL
  • 17:50 AND IT'S GOT PICTURES ON IT OF THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF ISRAEL
  • 17:53 WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTENDED TO BE A LIGHT TO THE NATIONS.
  • 17:56 WE'RE NEAR THE KNESSET, THE SYMBOL OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENT,
  • 18:00 AND REALLY RELATES TO OUR STORY BECAUSE THERE'S A PROPHECY THAT COMES OVER ESAU AS HE COMES IN TO ISAAC FOR A BLESSING.
  • 18:08 AND THAT PROPHECY REFERS FORWARD TO II CHRONICLES 21, VERSE 8.
  • 18:13 II CHRONICLES 21, VERSE 8 SPEAKS ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN DAVID AND EDOM.
  • 18:19 EDOM ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF ESAU; DAVID OF COURSE, THE DESCENDANT OF ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 18:25 AND THE CONTROVERSY IS ABOUT THE PROPHECY THAT ISAAC GIVES TO ESAU THAT HE WOULD BREAK THE YOKE OFF OF JUDAH.
  • 18:32 WELL WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THIS CONFLICT WILL BE GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE GENERATIONS
  • 18:37 AND WE'VE SEEN THAT IN A BIBLICAL HISTORY AND WE SEE IT EVEN TODAY.
  • 18:42 THERE'S A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE SONS OF ESAU AND THE SONS OF JACOB.
  • 18:46 AND SATAN COMES AS THE ACCUSER
  • 18:49 AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO ESAU IS THAT HE NURTURES THAT GRUDGE
  • 18:52 AND HE MISSES THE "HASSED", THE "GRACE" OF GOD, THE LOVING KINDNESS OF GOD
  • 18:57 AND IT REALLY FOR US IS A WARNING ABOUT HOW WE VIEW LIFE.
  • 19:02 DO WE FILTER LIFE THROUGH PAST PAIN OR DO WE LOOK AT IT THROUGH PRESENT PROPHECY?
  • 19:08 DO WE ALLOW GOD'S WORD TO AWAKEN US, TO QUICKEN US
  • 19:11 AND MAKE US ALIVE TO HIS PROMISES, TO HIS GOODNESS, TO HIS "HASSED"
  • 19:15 OR DO WE MAKE CIRCUMSTANCES AND SUFFERING COLOR THE WAY WE SEE LIFE.
  • 19:20 AND REALLY THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING PLAYING OUT POLITICALLY TODAY.
  • 19:23 WE CAN'T LOOK AT LIFE THROUGH THE SUFFERING OF THE DAY.
  • 19:26 WE HAVE TO REFER BACK TO THE WORD
  • 19:29 BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY SURE WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.
  • 19:34 WELL, THERE'S A GREAT PROMISE HERE AS WELL.
  • 19:37 A FEW CHAPTERS FROM NOW AFTER JACOB HAS HIS ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
  • 19:41 THERE'S GOING TO BE A MEETING BETWEEN JACOB AND ESAU
  • 19:45 AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW IT TURNS OUT
  • 19:47 BUT WE DO KNOW THAT IT CONTAINS A PICTURE
  • 19:50 OF A MARVELOUS RECONCILIATION THAT I BELIEVE IS IN THE HEART OF GOD
  • 19:54 BECAUSE WHEN JACOB AND ESAU COME BACK TOGETHER JACOB IS TRYING TO CURRY FAVOR WITH ESAU.
  • 20:00 AND ESAU WHO HAD BEEN HOLDING A GRUDGE AND HAD SWORN TO KILL HIM
  • 20:04 NOW SAYS TO HIM, KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE, I HAVE ENOUGH AS WELL.
  • 20:09 AND JACOB SAID, WHEN I LOOKED UPON YOUR FACE IT IS IF I HAD SEEN THE FACE OF GOD.
  • 20:15 WOW...WHAT A PROMISE.
  • 20:17 THE PROMISE IS THAT ESAU, OR THE SONS OF ESAU,
  • 20:20 IF THEY WILL ALLOW GOD THROUGH MESHIACH TO TOUCH THEIR HEARTS
  • 20:25 THEY WILL COME WITH THAT SENSE OF I HAVE ENOUGH, I'M SATISFIED
  • 20:29 AND I CAN LIVE WITH YOU IN PEACE BECAUSE I DON'T NEED WHAT YOU HAVE, GOD HAS SATISFIED ME.
  • 20:36 AND THAT'S THE PROMISE OF THE RECONCILIATION THAT'S AVAILABLE THROUGH YESHUA.
  • 20:55 I LOVE YOUR TEACHING MYLES ON HEALING THE FAMILY FEUD,
  • 20:58 THE POTENTIAL THAT GOD HAS ALWAYS ORDAINED THAT ANYBODY CAN BE RECONCILED.
  • 21:03 THE POTENTIAL IS THERE FOR ESAU TO BE RECONCILED WITH JACOB THROUGH THE CROSS.
  • 21:09 EXACTLY, THE PROMISE IS THERE, THE POTENTIAL IS THERE.
  • 21:11 UNFORTUNATELY WE SEE HERE AND THERE, NOW AND THEN
  • 21:14 A SON OF ESAU ACTUALLY HAVING A REVELATION OF WHO YESHUA IS
  • 21:19 AND THROUGH THAT JACOB AND ESAU, THE SONS OF JACOB AND ESAU COMING TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
  • 21:23 AND WOULDN'T THAT BE WONDERFUL IF EVERYBODY WOULD SAY IT LIKE
  • 21:26 ESAU SAID AT THAT MOMENT, I HAVE ENOUGH MY BROTHER...
  • 21:30 THAT THEY WOULDN'T JUST BE FIGHTING OVER THIS LITTLE PIECE OF LAND WHEN THEY HAVE SO MUCH.
  • 21:35 BUT THEIR RELIGIOUS BENT ALMOST MAKES THEM HAVE TO FIGHT.
  • 21:41 WE ALL NEED TO COME INTO THE SAME DOOR.
  • 21:43 IN ORDER TO HAVE LOVE WE NEED TO RECEIVE LOVE.
  • 21:46 AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE FOR THE LORD
  • 21:50 IS THROUGH THE MINISTRIES THAT WE ARE A PART OF IN ISRAEL.
  • 21:53 AND WE HAVE A GREAT MINISTRY BASED IN HAIFA CALLED "TENTS OF MERCY".
  • 21:57 OUR MAN IN HAIFA IS EITAN SHISHKOFF.
  • 21:59 HE'S A PIONEER WHO'S BEEN AND THERE AND JUST AS HERZL LED THE JEWISH PIONEERS TO PLANT THE LAND, RETURN TO THE LAND;
  • 22:07 SO IT IS TODAY THE MESSIANIC REMNANT, THE MESSIANIC BELIEVERS ARE PLANTING IN THE LAND SPIRITUALLY.
  • 22:14 EITAN IS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE MESSIANIC MOVEMENT.
  • 22:16 SO LET'S GO TO MARK LEVITT'S INTERVIEW WITH EITAN SHISHKOFF.
  • 22:22 WELL HELLO EITAN, WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 22:25 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 22:26 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO TENTS OF MERCY AS WELL AS TO ISRAEL.
  • 22:30 IT'S A PLEASURE TO SIT WITH YOU AGAIN AND VISITING YOUR WEBSITE,
  • 22:34 YOUR MINISTRY'S WEBSITE, WWW.TENTSOFMERCY.ORG
  • 22:37 I SEE THAT THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE FACETS TO ALL THAT YOU DO.
  • 22:42 PLEASE TELL OUR VIEWERS ABOUT THAT.
  • 22:43 ONE IS HUMANITARIAN AID AND THAT IS NO STRINGS ATTACHED
  • 22:47 AND HELPING PEOPLE PARTICULARLY AS IT'S DEVELOPED IN CONNECTION
  • 22:51 WITH THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE WORKERS WHICH GIVES ME GREAT SATISFACTION
  • 22:57 BECAUSE WE DON'T SEE OURSELVES AS BEING SEPARATE FROM ISRAELI SOCIETY
  • 23:00 SO WE WANT TO WORK TOGETHER HAND IN HAND WITH THE REST OF THENATION TO WORK ON SOCIAL PROBLEMS
  • 23:07 AND ALTHOUGH THE PEOPLE ARE NOT STARVING IN THE STREETS
  • 23:11 THERE'S A LOT OF ECONOMIC PRESSURE BOTH ON YOUNG FAMILIES, ON SENIOR CITIZENS
  • 23:16 SO WE DISTRIBUTE FOOD, CLOTHING, HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO FAMILIES IN NEEDS.
  • 23:23 THAT'S ONE EMPHASIS.
  • 23:26 AND THEN AS YOU MENTIONED WE ALSO SEE THE YOUTH OF THE NATION AS BEING THE FUTURE AND IN THE FUTURE OF ANY COUNTRY.
  • 23:33 SO ABOUT TWELVE YEARS AGO WE STARTED TOGETHER WITH OTHER CONGREGATIONS A MINISTRY
  • 23:40 TO ENGAGE IN CONFERENCES AND CAMPS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR.
  • 23:46 SO THAT'S ONE OF THE KEY WORKS THAT'S TAKING PLACE THAT I FEEL IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE.
  • 23:53 AS WE MENTIONED BEFORE, THE TRAINING OF YOUNGER LEADERS
  • 23:58 WHICH IS MORE ORGANIC THAN ACADEMIC AND NOT THAT ACADEMICS HAVE NO VALUE, THEY DO.
  • 24:07 IT'S VERY VALUABLE TO LEARN THE SCRIPTURES ACADEMICALLY.
  • 24:12 HOWEVER, IT'S INTERESTING THAT JESUS TOOK HIS DISCIPLES AROUND
  • 24:16 AND THEY TRAVELLED AND TALKED AND THEY WATCHED HIM
  • 24:20 AND IT WAS ALL KIND OF VERY ORGANIC AND ON A VERY CLOSE LEVEL.
  • 24:26 SO I HAVE FOUND THAT THAT'S THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO TRANSFORM PEOPLE'S LIVES
  • 24:31 AND TO TAKE THEM FROM MAYBE A CONDITION OF PROMISE AND POTENTIAL TO FULFILLMENT
  • 24:37 ESPECIALLY AS A YOUNG HEBREW SPEAKING LEADER IN THIS LAND.
  • 24:42 AND SO THAT'S ANOTHER VERY, VERY VITAL FOCUS THAT I'VE SEEN OVER THE YEARS IS HELPING TRANSFORM THE MOVEMENT.
  • 24:52 AND REMEMBER THE MESSIANIC MOVEMENT IN ISRAEL IS RELATIVELY YOUNG.
  • 24:56 I MEAN MY WIFE AND I ARE AMONG PRACTICALLY THE FIRST GENERATION.
  • 25:02 THERE ARE A FEW OLDER TIMERS BEFORE US.
  • 25:04 WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THOSE.
  • 25:06 BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OF OUR GENERATION...I'M NOW IN MY 60'S...
  • 25:11 ARE THE FIRST GENERATION OF JEWISH FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA, JESUS, IN ALMOST 20 CENTURIES.
  • 25:19 AND ESPECIALLY HERE IN ISRAEL IT'S A VERY NEW CONCEPT.
  • 25:23 THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 14,000 OF US OUT OF 6 MILLION PEOPLE IN JEWISH FAMILIES.
  • 25:28 THAT WORKS OUT TO BE ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT.
  • 25:31 SO IT'S REALLY ON ONE LEVEL "NEW KID ON THE BLOCK";
  • 25:35 ON ANOTHER LEVEL "HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF"
  • 25:38 AND IT'S A GREAT JOY TO BE INVOLVED IN PIONEERING.
  • 25:41 EITAN I'D LIKE TO CLOSE BY INVITING OUR VIEWERS TO VISIT LEVITT.COM,
  • 25:46 CLICK ON LEVITT LETTER AND READ YOUR MONTHLY ARTICLE "OUR MAN FROM HAIFA".
  • 25:51 I WOULD LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO READ THAT.
  • 25:53 IT'S A JOY ACTUALLY TO PARTICIPATE AND TO WRITE ON A MONTHLY BASIS.
  • 25:58 I SEEK TO KIND OF OPEN A WINDOW ONTO ISRAEL.
  • 26:02 AND IT'S MORE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE GROUND, IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS KIND OF THING.
  • 26:08 I WRITE A LOT ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCES IN ISRAEL
  • 26:11 AND THEN SEEK TO SHOW HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES AND HOW EVERYDAY LIFE IN ISRAEL REFLECTS THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS.
  • 26:20 WELL THANKS FOR VISITING WITH ME TODAY EITAN...
  • 26:22 A GREAT PLEASURE.
  • 26:25 WHAT A THRILL TO BE CONNECTED WITH EITAN.
  • 26:27 HE'S DOING A MAJOR WORK THERE IN THE NORTH OF ISRAEL AND THROUGHOUT THE LAND
  • 26:30 PREACHING THE GOSPEL, TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH THE LOVE OF GOD AND BUILDING CONGREGATIONS, REACHING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • 26:37 REACHING FOR THE SONS OF PROMISE!
  • 26:39 EXACTLY...WELL PUT.
  • 26:41 WELL, UNTIL WE SEE YOU NEXT TIME,
  • 26:43 WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO COME BACK,
  • 26:45 CONTINUE THE STORY OF ISAAC AND JACOB WITH US
  • 26:47 AND SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING TODAY THROUGH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 26:50 AND REMEMBER...
  • 26:51 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:53 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:57 OUR RESOURCE ON THIS PROGRAM,
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  • 27:07 SOME DENOMINATIONS HAVE TRIED TO CAST AWAY THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY...
  • 27:10 THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 27:14 ZOLA CLEARLY EXPLAINS THE CHURCH HAS NOT REPLACED ISRAEL.
  • 27:19 CALL 1-800-WONDERS AND ASK FOR "BROKEN BRANCHES"
  • 27:22 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM.
  • 27:25 OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, THE LEVITT LETTER IS FREE
  • 27:28 AND FULL OF INSIGHTFUL ARTICLES AND NEWS COMMENTARY FROM A MESSIANIC PERSPECTIVE.
  • 27:33 VISIT LEVITT.COM TO FIND OUR NEWSLETTER
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  1. The Wells of Salvation
  2. The Bridegroom and the Bride
  3. Blessing, Covenant, Contention
  4. Mayim B’sason (water from the wells of salvation)
  5. Brothers and Birthrights
  6. The Promise of Heaven Touches Earth
  7. For the Love of Rachel
  8. Dor V’dor (from generation to generation)
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