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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: “For the Love of Rachel”
Jacob serves Laban repeatedly to earn his bride, demonstrating the importance of patience and commitment in God’s plan. Mark interviews Dr. Todd Baker, who leads To The Jew First, our Gospel outreach that parallels our pilgrimages to Israel.

Caption transcript for Sons of Promise: “For the Love of Rachel” (7/8)

  • 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.
  • 01:07 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 01:08 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS
  • 01:09 AND WE WANT TO WELCOME BACK TO OUR SERIES"SONS OF PROMISE".
  • 01:13 YES, IT'S GREAT TO BE LEARNING ABOUT ISAAC AND JACOB AND NOT ONLY SO;
  • 01:16 SEEING HOW THE LINE OF COVENANT COMES THROUGH ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WHO IS ISRAEL.
  • 01:22 WE SEE THAT CHANGE.
  • 01:23 AND ISRAEL IS THE NATION TODAY THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 01:26 IT WASN'T TOTALLY AUTOMATIC.
  • 01:28 THEY HAD TO BELIEVE INTO THE CALL THAT GOD PLACED...
  • 01:32 SAME WITH US.
  • 01:33 THERE WAS A PROMISE BUT ABRAHAM BELIEVED INTO IT;
  • 01:36 THEN ISAAC DID AND NOW JACOB JUST HAS.
  • 01:39 YOU KNOW, HE'S HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD AS HIMSELF,
  • 01:43 THE ACCESS TO HEAVEN;
  • 01:44 THE ANGEL OF THE LORD COMING UP AND DOWN THE LADDER.
  • 01:47 IN JOHN 1:51 IT SAYS THAT JESUS IS THAT ACCESS, HE IS THAT LADDER.
  • 01:53 RIGHT, HE SAID TO NATHANIEL THAT YOU WILL SEE GREATER THINGS THAN THIS.
  • 01:56 YOU'LL SEE THE HEAVENS OPEN AND THE ANGEL OF GOD DESCENDING AND ASCENDING AT THE SON OF MAN.
  • 02:00 AND YOU KNOW ALL THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY, RELIGION, THE SPIRITUALITY, THE OCCULTS,
  • 02:05 EVERY WHICH-A-WAY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET TO GOD
  • 02:09 OR WHO THEY IMAGINE GOD TO BE.
  • 02:11 AND THEN WE FIND OUT LO AND BEHOLD 2,000 YEARS AGO GOD COMES TO MAN AND THAT'S THE WAY IT HAPPENS.
  • 02:17 WE DON'T COME TO GOD BECAUSE WE CAN'T.
  • 02:19 HE MADE ACCESS JUST AS YESHUA DID AT THE CROSS.
  • 02:22 SO JACOB IS FORESHADOWING THAT AND SEEING THAT IN THIS STORY
  • 02:26 AND THAT'S WHERE WE WILL PICK UP
  • 02:28 WHEN WE ACTUALLY BEGIN TO SEE THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE LOVE AFFAIR.
  • 02:32 AS WE PICK UP OUR BIBLICAL NARRATIVE LET'S GO TO THE DRAMA
  • 02:35 WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SEE JACOB MEETING RACHEL.
  • 02:42 THE JOURNEY FROM BEERSHEBA TO HARAN HAD BEEN LONG AND ARDUOUS.
  • 02:47 ALONG THE WAY, IN BETHEL JACOB HAD EXPERIENCED A HEAVENLY ENCOUNTER IN A DREAM
  • 02:52 WHERE THE LORD SAID, "I WILL GIVE THIS LAND TO YOU"
  • 02:56 "AND ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS."
  • 03:01 NOW, NEARLY 500 MILES FROM BEERSHEBA, HARAN WAS FINALLY IN SITE.
  • 03:07 THIS WAS THE LAND OF HIS MOTHER'S FATHER BETHUEL, AND HIS MOTHER'S BROTHER LABAN.
  • 03:14 NOW THERE WERE SHEPHERDS IN THE FIELD TENDING THEIR FLOCKS.
  • 03:18 A WELL WAS NEARBY AND, IN KEEPING WITH THE TRADITION OF THE DAY; A ROCK COVERED THE WELL UNTIL THE EVENING HOURS.
  • 03:54 SO JACOB PICKED UP HIS FEET AND WALKED AND WENT.
  • 03:58 IT WAS ABOUT A 500 MILE JOURNEY TO PADAN ARAM.
  • 04:02 THE RABBIS SAY THAT HIS HEART LIFTED UP HIS FEET
  • 04:06 WHICH IS A REALLY COOL WAY OF SAYING IT
  • 04:07 BECAUSE NEHEMIAH 8:10 TELLS US THAT THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.
  • 04:11 TALKING ABOUT THE JOY OF THE LORD, LOOK AT BEHIND ME.
  • 04:16 WE'RE IN THE MARKET PLACE.
  • 04:17 WE'RE IN SHABBAT, IT'S THE FRIDAY MORNING LEADING UP TO SHABBAT
  • 04:20 AND AS KATHARINE SAID IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS EVERY WEEKEND.
  • 04:23 EVERY TIME SHABBAT COMES AROUND THE WHOLE CITY IS JUST BUSTLING
  • 04:27 GETTING READY FOR SHABBAT TONIGHT WHEN THINGS WILL SLOW DOWN, QUIET DOWN
  • 04:32 AND AT SUNDOWN THE CITY WILL COMPLETELY GET QUIET AND REST
  • 04:37 AND FAMILY AND GOD AND LOVE WILL COMPLETELY OVERTAKE THE PLACE.
  • 04:40 IT'S REALLY QUITE AWESOME.
  • 04:42 I IMAGINE IT WAS AMERICAN WAS LIKE ON A SUNDAY A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
  • 04:46 BUT IT'S LIKE THAT NOW HERE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 04:48 THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE SONS OF PROMISE.
  • 04:51 INCREDIBLE HOW MAN OPENS THE DOOR TO THE SPIRIT
  • 04:55 AND WE CAN CHOOSE WHICH SPIRIT WE'RE GOING TO LET IN.
  • 04:57 WILL IT BE GOD?
  • 04:58 WILL IT BE MAN?
  • 04:59 WILL IT BE ANTI-GOD?
  • 05:01 AND WE SEE THAT THE INQUIRY ABOUT WHO LABAN IS, IS COMING NOW FROM JACOB
  • 05:05 AND HE'S GOING TO ASK ABOUT LABAN, HIS RELATIVE,
  • 05:08 AND WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT THAT THE DECEIVER WILL BE DECEIVED;
  • 05:12 THAT JACOB IN HIS NATURAL MAN AS A DECEIVER IS GOING TO BE DECEIVED BY LABAN.
  • 05:17 THAT WILL UNFOLD IN A DRAMA A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.
  • 05:21 THERE'RE THREE MENTALITIES AT WORK IN THE WORLD AT ALL TIMES...
  • 05:24 THE BARBARIAN MENTALITY,
  • 05:26 THE GREEK MENTALITY AND THE HEBRAIC MENTALITY.
  • 05:27 AND THERE'S INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE THREE OF THEM
  • 05:31 AND SO THERE ALWAYS AT WORK TO SEE WHICH ONE WILL HAVE PREEMINENCE;
  • 05:34 WHICH ONE WILL HAVE THE DOMINANCE.
  • 05:36 WE'RE HOPING THAT THE HEBRAIC WILL ALWAYS WIN OUT.
  • 05:39 IT'S GOD'S POINT OF VIEW.
  • 05:41 YESTERDAY I HIT A HARD SPOT HERE IN JERUSALEM EMOTIONALLY
  • 05:44 AND WE RAN INTO PROVIDENTIALLY SOME PEOPLE THAT KATHARINE HAD LED TO ISRAEL YEARS AGO.
  • 05:50 THEY WERE WALKING IN THE JOY OF THE LORD
  • 05:52 AND THEY LAID THEIR HANDS ON ME, PRAYED FOR ME;
  • 05:54 GOD JUST FILLED MY SPIRIT WITH HIS SPIRIT AND THAT'S THE SPIRIT THAT YOU FEEL HERE TODAY.
  • 06:00 YOU CAN SENSE THAT THERE WAS NO CHANCE MEETING.
  • 06:03 AND FOR JACOB THERE WERE NO CHANCE MEETINGS AT ALL.
  • 06:06 GOD WAS ORDERING HIS STEPS JUST AS HE ORDERED MY STEPS HERE IN YERUSHALAYIM YESTERDAY.
  • 06:11 GOD IS ORDERING LABAN'S STEPS.
  • 06:13 HE'S GOING TO BRING HIM INTO HIS DESTINY IN SPITE OF THE FLESH,
  • 06:16 IN SPITE OF THE DECEPTION OF LABAN, IN SPITE OF WHAT'S COMING TO HIM IN THE NATURAL
  • 06:21 WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT GOD IS ULTIMATELY THE SOVEREIGN AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE HIS WAY.
  • 06:26 WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.
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  • 07:10 NOW RACHEL WAS A SHEPHERDESS AND SHE BROUGHT HER FATHER'S SHEEP TO THE AREA OF THE WELL.
  • 08:14 AND RACHEL RAN TO TELL HER FATHER ABOUT THIS VISITOR FROM A FOREIGN LAND.
  • 08:18 HIS NAME WAS JACOB, THE SON OF ISAAC.
  • 08:24 HERE WE ARE FRIDAY MORNING IN JERUSALEM AND ITS PRE-SHABBAT.
  • 08:29 IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE.
  • 08:31 THE STREETS ARE HUSTLING AND BUSTLING WITH WOMEN AND MEN
  • 08:34 BUYING THEIR LAST MINUTE THINGS FOR SHABBAT.
  • 08:36 MY HONEY BROUGHT ME FLOWERS.
  • 08:38 IT'S CUSTOMARY TO BUY FLOWERS, FRESH BREAD,
  • 08:40 AND TO BE READY FOR THE WEEKEND AHEAD.
  • 08:43 IT'S SUCH A BLESSING AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO BRING YOU THESE LIVE SHOTS FROM JERUSALEM.
  • 08:48 THE FLAVOR, THE COLOR, THE SMELLS ARE JUST BREATHTAKING.
  • 08:51 THANK YOU FOR MY FLOWERS.
  • 08:53 YOU'RE WELCOME
  • 08:56 AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YACOV (JACOB) DID.
  • 08:59 IT SAYS IN THE SCRIPTURE (SPEAKING HEBREW) HE KISSED HER
  • 09:03 AND IT'S THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME IN THE BIBLE THAT NON-MARRIED PEOPLE KISSED.
  • 09:08 IT WAS NOT A KISS OF PASSION.
  • 09:10 IT WAS A KISS OF GREETING AND A KISS OF LOVE
  • 09:12 BECAUSE HE REALIZED THAT HE HAD FULFILLED HIS MOM'S WISHES
  • 09:15 AND FOUND SOMEONE THAT WAS OF THE TRIBE;
  • 09:18 FOUND SOMEONE THAT WAS IN THE FAMILY WHICH WAS A BIG DEAL
  • 09:21 BECAUSE THE DESIRE OF HIS MOTHER'S HEART WAS THAT HE WOULD
  • 09:25 MARRY WITHIN THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, WITHIN THE FAMILY,
  • 09:29 UNLIKE HIS BROTHER ESAU WHO WENT TO THE HITTITES TO MARRY AND TO THE SONS OF ISHMAEL.
  • 09:34 HE FOUND HIS BRIDE, RACHEL, AMONG THE DISTANT FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 09:40 AND IT'S THE ONLY TIME THAT HAPPENS.
  • 09:42 HE SEES HER AS A SHEPHERDESS.
  • 09:44 YOU KNOW THERE'S SO MUCH IN SCRIPTURE ABOUT SHEPHERDING AND SHEPHERDESSES AND THE SHEEP
  • 09:49 AND ISN'T IT INCREDIBLE THAT JACOB IN A SAMSONESQUE MOMENT;
  • 09:53 HE MOVES THE STONE OFF THE WELL AND SHE IS ABLE TO WATER THE SHEEP.
  • 10:00 AND YOU KNOW THERE'S SOMETHING IN THAT FOR YOU AND FOR ME
  • 10:03 BECAUSE IT'S ONLY WHEN THE STONE IS ROLLED AWAY THAT THE SHEEP CAN BE WATERED.
  • 10:08 WE SEE THAT EVERY TIME WE GO TO THE GARDEN TOMB
  • 10:11 AND THERE'S THAT IMPRINT OF THE STONE THAT HAS BEEN ROLLED AWAY
  • 10:15 AND IS THE PRECIOUSNESS, KNOWING THAT THE TOMB IS EMPTY.
  • 10:19 BECAUSE WHEN THE STONE IS ROLLED AWAY THE SHEEP CAN BE WATERED...
  • 10:22 THAT'S YOU AND THAT'S ME.
  • 10:24 WE REALLY SEE GOD'S GOVERNMENT COMING INTO PLAY HERE
  • 10:27 EVEN THOUGH IT'S TAKING TIME GOD IS GOING TO HAVE HIS WAY IN THIS STORY.
  • 10:31 THERE ARE ALWAYS THESE TURNAROUNDS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 10:33 THERE'S ALWAYS A TIME WHEN THERE'S DIFFICULTY AND HARDSHIP
  • 10:37 AND YOU THINK THAT THE GOOD GUYS ARE GOING TO LOSE OUT
  • 10:40 AND THERE MAY BE A LONG WAIT BEFORE GOD'S JUSTICE COMES
  • 10:44 BUT THERE ALWAYS IS A TIME WHEN GOD'S JUSTICE COME AROUND.
  • 10:48 THINK ABOUT PHARAOH OPPRESSING THE HEBREW PEOPLE FOR 400 YEARS
  • 10:52 AND THEY CRIED OUT AND IT SEEMS THAT GOD WAS DEAF
  • 10:55 BUT WHEN HIS TIME CAME DELIVERANCE CAME.
  • 10:58 AND WHEN HAMAN CAME TO DESTROY THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN PERSIA
  • 11:01 AND GOD TURNED IT AROUND AND MORDECAI WAS VICTORIOUS
  • 11:05 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE SPARED ONCE AGAIN.
  • 11:08 AND EVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WHEN SAUL OF TARSUS CONSENTED TO STEPHEN'S STONING.
  • 11:13 AND GOD... SOMETIME LATER PAUL (SAUL) HIMSELF WAS STONED,
  • 11:17 NOT UNTO DEATH BECAUSE GOD HAD A PURPOSE FOR PAUL AND A PURPOSE TO RELEASE THROUGH HIS LIFE.
  • 11:23 IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT DESTINY.
  • 11:24 IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT YOUR DESTINY AND MINE.
  • 11:27 YOU KNOW JACOB IS ABOUT TO BE DECEIVED BY LABAN.
  • 11:30 AND ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT THE SAME DECEPTION THAT HE USED ON ISAAC WHEN ISAAC'S EYES WERE DIM
  • 11:37 ARE ABOUT TO COME BACK ON HIM AS HE IS GOING FULL OF WINE AND IN THE DARKNESS
  • 11:42 AND HE'S GOING TO BE DECEIVED ABOUT WHICH BRIDE HE IS WITH.
  • 11:46 AND SO WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND IN THE BIBLE
  • 11:48 BUT IT'S ALWAYS COMING BACK TO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND THE PURPOSES OF GOD.
  • 11:54 LABAN IS GOING TO CHANGE HIS WAGES TEN TIMES...TEN THE NUMBER OF TESTING.
  • 11:58 BUT GOD IS GOING TO HAVE HIS WAY AND JACOB IS GOING TO BE THE FATHER OF THIS NATION.
  • 12:04 ABRAHAM, YITSHAK (ISAAC) AND YACOV (JACOB), A SON OF PROMISE LEADING TO THIS,
  • 12:10 THE SONS OF PROMISE ALIVE AND WELL AND BACK IN THEIR LAND.
  • 12:13 WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 12:59 HELLO, I'M WAYNE FOURNIER
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  • 14:25 AND ISRAEL REMAINS HIS TIMEPIECE.
  • 14:28 WHEN I HEARD THE GOSPEL FROM A MESSIANIC PERSPECTIVE, IT STRENGTHENED MY FAITH IN GOD,
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  • 15:02 NOW...LET'S GO BACK TO THE PROGRAM, "SONS OF PROMISE, ISAAC AND JACOB".
  • 15:13 JACOB LOVED RACHEL AND AGREED WITH HER FATHER LABAN
  • 15:17 TO WORK SEVEN YEARS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE RIGHT TO MARRY.
  • 15:21 LABAN AGREED BUT AT THE LAST MOMENT HE DECEIVED JACOB
  • 15:25 GIVING HIM HIS OLDER DAUGHTER LEAH INSTEAD.
  • 15:29 UNDETERRED JACOB AGREED TO WORK YET ANOTHER SEVEN YEARS
  • 15:33 FOR RACHEL, THE DAUGHTER HE DEEPLY LOVED.
  • 16:18 WHAT A JOURNEY WE HAVE BEEN ON WITH JACOB...WAS SENT OUT BY HIS MOM TO GO TO PADAN ARAM.
  • 16:24 PADAN ARAM WAS KNOWN AS A PLACE FILLED WITH ROGUES.
  • 16:27 ACCORDING TO THE RABBIS IT WAS A ROGUES PLACE
  • 16:29 AND RACHEL WAS THERE ALMOST AS A LILY AMONG THORNS.
  • 16:34 SHE WAS AN UNUSUALLY PURE AND RIGHTEOUS PERSON
  • 16:37 EVEN THOUGH SHE AND JACOB WOULD HAVE THEIR ISSUES
  • 16:40 SHE WAS A PURE PERSON IN THE MIDST OF GOD'S PURPOSES.
  • 16:43 YOU KNOW IT'S INTERESTING THAT THERE'S CONSIDERATION
  • 16:45 AND QUESTIONING ALWAYS ABOUT THE POLYGAMY OF THE DAY...
  • 16:48 YOU KNOW... LEAH AND RACHEL AND SO MANY OF THESE GUYS HAD SO MANY WIVES OR SEVERAL WIVES.
  • 16:53 GOD'S PATTERN HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN GOING BACK TO GENESIS 2:24 IN THE GARDEN.
  • 16:59 WE SEE IT FROM THE WORDS OF YESHUA IN MATTHEW 19
  • 17:02 AND THEN EVEN IN PAUL'S WRITINGS THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH PAUL IN EPHESIANS 5:31
  • 17:08 HE SPEAKS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF COMING TOGETHER AS ONE.
  • 17:12 AND IT'S ONE MAN...ONE WOMAN.
  • 17:14 PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THAT
  • 17:16 EITHER THROUGH POLYGAMY OR OPEN MARRIAGE
  • 17:18 OR OTHER KINDS OF MARRIAGE
  • 17:19 BUT THAT GOD'S PATTERN; ALWAYS HAS BEEN; ALWAYS WILL BE THAT'S THE BEST.
  • 17:24 IT'S NOTABLE THAT IN THE DECEIVING THAT TAKES PLACE FROM LABAN
  • 17:30 AND THEN THE DECEIVING THAT TAKES PLACE WHEN JACOB GOES IN TO SEE LEAH.
  • 17:34 IT'S IN THE DARK AND IT'S THE WINE AND THE DARKNESS
  • 17:37 AND IT'S REALLY SPOKEN OF EVEN BY JOSEPHUS, THE HISTORIAN.
  • 17:41 HE SAYS JACOB WAS DELUDED BY WINE AND DARKNESS...
  • 17:44 "DELUDED" BY WINE AND DARKNESS.
  • 17:46 WELL, YOU KNOW HE WHO COMPARES HIMSELF IS NOT WISE.
  • 17:49 WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE MERCY ON THOSE THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US
  • 17:52 BECAUSE WE'RE SUBJECT TO LIKE ISSUES AND SO GOD IS MERCIFUL TOWARDS HIM
  • 17:57 AND BRINGS HIM THROUGH THAT FIRST ONE TO BRING HIM TO HIS WIFE.
  • 18:01 EVENTUALLY HE AND RACHEL WILL GET TOGETHER.
  • 18:03 AND THEY MOVE FROM INFATUATION TO A MATURE LOVE.
  • 18:07 IT TAKES YEARS TO GO FROM INFATUATION AND LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT TO A MATURE LOVE.
  • 18:12 AND THAT'S THE PROCESS THAT TAKES PLACE IN MARRIAGE.
  • 18:15 ALL ALONG WE SEE JACOB'S STEPS BEING ORDERED BY GOD.
  • 18:19 IT REMINDS ME OF PSALM 31:15 WHICH SAYS THAT MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HANDS....
  • 18:28 THAT'S THE PSALMIST SPEAKING TO THE LORD.
  • 18:30 AND I WANT TO SAY THAT TO YOU TODAY
  • 18:32 THAT WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING THROUGH, WHATEVER YOU'RE SEEING UNFOLD BEFORE YOU IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 18:37 YOUR TIMES IF YOU BELONG TO YESHUA, YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD'S HANDS.
  • 18:41 HE'LL BE WITH YOU.
  • 18:42 HE'LL BRING YOU THROUGH IT
  • 18:43 AND HE'LL BRING YOU INTO THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR LIFE
  • 18:46 BECAUSE HE'S A GOD OF COVENANT AND HE'S A GOD OF DESTINY.
  • 18:49 SO JUST REMEMBER YOUR TIMES ARE IN HIS HANDS.
  • 19:02 YOU KNOW WHAT A JOY JACOB FOUND WHEN HE FOUND LABAN'S FAMILY
  • 19:06 AND THEN HE SAW THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, RACHEL.
  • 19:09 BUT THEN THE TEST CAME WHEN LABAN PUT HER BEHIND THE FIRST DAUGHTER TO COME, LEAH.
  • 19:17 THERE'S SO MANY TESTS THAT COME IN OUR LIFE
  • 19:19 WHEN GOD PROMISES US SOMETHING AND WE SEE THERE'S A PLAN
  • 19:22 BUT THEN THE TEST COMES.
  • 19:24 YES, IT'S NOT AUTOMATIC RIGHT?
  • 19:25 NO
  • 19:26 THERE'S GOD'S DESTINY FOR US.
  • 19:28 THEN THERE'S A PAYING OF A PRICE
  • 19:30 AND THERE'S TIME WHEN MATURITY TAKES TIME.
  • 19:33 IT'S JUST NOT ALWAYS A STRAIGHT LINE.
  • 19:35 SEVEN YEARS....HE WORKED.
  • 19:37 THE FIRST ROUND
  • 19:38 FIRST ROUND
  • 19:39 YES
  • 19:41 THE SECOND TIME, ANOTHER SEVEN YEARS...SO FOURTEEN YEARS TO GET RACHEL.
  • 19:45 YES
  • 19:46 AND THEN THE LORD GAVE HIM LOVE FOR BOTH OF THESE
  • 19:48 AND OUT OF THE WIVES HE BUILT THE 12 TRIBES.
  • 19:51 RIGHT AND IT'S NOT GOD'S DESIGN BUT GOD WORKED IT TOGETHER FOR GOOD.
  • 19:54 EXACTLY, THAT'S A GOOD WAY OF LOOKING AT IT.
  • 19:57 YOU KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS WE GET TO DO WHEN WE GO TO ISRAEL
  • 20:01 IS WE GET TO WORK WITH TODD BAKER
  • 20:04 WHO IS THE STAFF THEOLOGIAN FOR ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES.
  • 20:07 AND HE HAS A MINISTRY CALLED "TO THE JEW FIRST"
  • 20:10 AND WHENEVER WE GO TO ISRAEL TODD COMES USUALLY WITH A PARTNER
  • 20:14 AND THEY PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE JEWS AND TO THE ARABS
  • 20:17 ALONGSIDE OR PARALLEL WITH OUR TRIP TO ISRAEL.
  • 20:21 AND IT'S ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO HEAR THE FRUIT OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH TODD
  • 20:25 AND TO HEAR HOW YOUR FUNDS, YOUR BENEVOLENCE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE
  • 20:28 ARE HELPING TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO FORWARD IN OUR GENERATION.
  • 20:32 I AM SO GRATEFUL AS A JEWISH PERSON THAT THE GOSPEL IS BEING PREACHED ONCE AGAIN.
  • 20:37 AS IT WAS AT FIRST IT IS BEING PREACHED AGAIN IN ISRAEL.
  • 20:40 SO LET'S GO TO MARK LEVITT'S INTERVIEW WITH DR.TODD BAKER.
  • 20:45 WELL HELLO FROM BEN YEHUDA STREET.
  • 20:47 I'M HERE WITH TODD BAKER,
  • 20:48 THE LEADER OF OUR "TO THE JEW FIRST" EFFORT.
  • 20:51 TODD, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
  • 20:52 I'M DOING GREAT MARK.
  • 20:54 IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE IN YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 20:56 THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING,
  • 20:58 BRINGING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS BACK TO HIS PEOPLE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 21:02 WELL THIS TRIP MARKS 93 MISSIONARIES THAT OUR MINISTRY HAS SENT TO ISRAEL.
  • 21:08 AND TODD, SOME FOLKS BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE AMERICAN JEWS MAY SEEM STAND-OFFISH ABOUT HEARING ABOUT THEIR MESSIAH
  • 21:16 THAT WITNESSING TO JEWISH ISRAELIS MUST BE VERY TOUGH.
  • 21:20 WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THAT?
  • 21:22 WELL ON THE CONTRARY.
  • 21:24 EACH TIME WE COME OVER HERE AND CARRY OUT THESE OUTREACHES THREE TIMES A YEAR
  • 21:27 THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN PARTICULAR SEEM TO BE MORE AND MORE OPEN TO HEARING ABOUT YESHUA
  • 21:33 AND READING THE NEW TESTAMENT AND LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE FOR HIM BEING THE MESSIAH.
  • 21:38 AND I THINK PART OF THE REASON IS AS WE DRAW NEARER TO THE RETURN OF THE LORD TO ISRAEL
  • 21:43 THAT PARTIAL BLINDNESS THAT PAUL TALKS ABOUT IN ROMANS 11 IS LIFTING
  • 21:48 AND AS WE KNOW IT WILL COMPLETELY LIFT WHEN THEY SEE YESHUA, JESUS COMING TO THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 21:53 BUT THE FACT THAT WE'RE SEEING IT NOW IS A GOOD INDICATOR THAT HIS RETURN IS NEAR
  • 21:58 AND HE'S OPENING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF HIS PEOPLE.
  • 22:04 YOU KNOW WE'RE STANDING ON A SPOT HERE WHERE EACH DAY
  • 22:07 A BLOOD MOBILE COMES AND RECEIVES DONATIONS OF BLOOD.
  • 22:11 AND THIS IS ONE OF TODD'S FAVORITE PLACES TO TALK ABOUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS
  • 22:14 WHICH HE SHED FOR JEW AND GENTILE ALIKE.
  • 22:19 YEAH...WE TRIED TO GIVE BLOOD THIS TIME
  • 22:21 BUT WE COULDN'T BECAUSE THE DAY'S CYCLE DIDN'T WORK OUT
  • 22:25 BUT WE DEFINITELY DO THAT WHEN WE CAN AND I WILL DO IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE
  • 22:31 AND LIKE YOU SAID IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY
  • 22:34 TO WORK IN THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD IN THE BIBLE.
  • 22:36 LEVITICUS 17:11 SAYS WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO REMISSION OF SINS
  • 22:42 AND THE LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD.
  • 22:45 AND BLOOD ATONEMENT...
  • 22:47 IN THE OLD COVENANT ITS ANIMAL SACRIFICES
  • 22:50 POINT TO THE ONCE FOR ALL PERFECT ATONING SACRIFICE OF YESHUA.
  • 22:54 AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MAIN COMPONENTS IN OUR WITNESS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE OVER HERE
  • 22:59 BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD
  • 23:02 AGAIN COMING FROM UNDERSTANDING AND READING THE TORAH.
  • 23:07 WELL LET'S SEGUE-WAY NOW TO TODD IN THE TRENCHES
  • 23:11 AS HE GIVES A B'RIT HADASHAH
  • 23:12 AND EXPLAINS ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO A JEWISH ISRAELI.
  • 23:17 I'M HERE WITH AVI CHAI, AN ISRAELI,
  • 23:20 AND WE'VE BEEN SHARING WITH HIM HA'BESORA YESHUA HA'MESHIACH,
  • 23:24 "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST".
  • 23:27 AND AVI, YOU HAVE READ THE TANAKH,
  • 23:30 OR WHAT CHRISTIANS CALL THE OLD TESTAMENT, CORRECT?
  • 23:33 CORRECT
  • 23:34 HAVE YOU EVER READ THE B'RIT HADASHAH
  • 23:37 OR WHAT CHRISTIANS CALL "THE NEW TESTAMENT?
  • 23:39 NO, I NEVER READ IT.
  • 23:41 WELL PART OF OUR MINISTRY AS AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO YOUR PEOPLE
  • 23:46 FOR GIVING US BOTH TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE
  • 23:48 IS TO GIVE YOU A COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE WITH THE TANAKH, OR THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 23:54 AND THE B'RIT HADASHAH, THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 23:57 AND THE MESSIAH CONNECTS BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER.
  • 24:01 IN THE TANAKH YOU HAVE PROPHESIES, VERY DETAILED PROPHESIES ABOUT THE MESSIAH.
  • 24:06 AND THEN WHEN YOU COMPARE IT WITH THE LIFE OF JESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 24:10 I THINK YOU'LL SEE THAT HE IS THE MESSIAH.
  • 24:13 ALRIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 24:14 YOU'RE WELCOME.
  • 24:16 YOU'RE WELCOME AND JUST IN PARTING I LIKE TO SAY THAT WHEN I LOOK AT AN ISRAELI
  • 24:21 I KNOW THAT THREE THINGS ARE TRUE;
  • 24:23 ONE, THE GOD OF ISRAEL EXISTS;
  • 24:25 TWO, THE BIBLE IS TRUE;
  • 24:28 AND THREE, GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES,
  • 24:31 AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE PROOF OF THAT.
  • 24:35 AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT WE DO OVER HERE
  • 24:38 IS WE BRING JESUS BACK TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, HIS PEOPLE;
  • 24:42 GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT WHY JESUS IS THE MESSIAH
  • 24:48 AND HISTORICAL PROOF GIVEN IN THE B'RIT HADASHAH, OR THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 24:53 REMEMBER IN JEREMIAH 31:31 GOD PROMISES THAT HE WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT,
  • 24:58 A B'RIT HADASHAH WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
  • 25:01 AND THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT WE ARE ABLE TO BRING THE NEW COVENANT
  • 25:08 AS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE OLD COVENANT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 25:12 GOD BLESS YOU
  • 25:16 WHAT A JOY TO BE PART OF A MINISTRY
  • 25:18 THAT MINISTERS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND SEE SALVATION COME.
  • 25:22 GALATIANS 6:10 SAYS DO GOOD TO ALL MEN,
  • 25:26 ESPECIALLY TO THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH
  • 25:29 AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BEEN A MOTTO FOR YOU AND I
  • 25:31 IS THAT NOT ONLY DO WE BLESS ISRAEL, NATIONAL ISRAEL,
  • 25:35 BUT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T HIDE THE BEST GIFT
  • 25:38 WHICH IS THE SALVATION.
  • 25:40 EXACTLY AND I LOVE THE WAY TODD DOES THIS.
  • 25:43 I LIKE THAT WHEN WE GET TO SEE HIM IN ISRAEL,
  • 25:45 TO SEE THE FRUIT OF HIS LABORS,
  • 25:46 TO SEE THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT GO ON
  • 25:48 AND REALLY HE'S PREACHING TO THE JEWS AND THE ARABS.
  • 25:51 WE SEE PEOPLE COMING TO FAITH AND THEIR LIVES BEING ENRICHED.
  • 25:54 IT'S REALLY MEANINGFUL.
  • 25:56 IT'S SOMETHING WE GET TO DO AS A COMMUNITY AS A ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRY COMMUNITY.
  • 25:59 I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT
  • 26:01 BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF MINISTRIES THAT ARE JUST TOUCHING THE NATIONAL
  • 26:04 WHICH IS GOOD BUT IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT THE GOSPEL IS NOT HID TO YOUR PEOPLE.
  • 26:12 I AGREE, I TOTALLY AGREE.
  • 26:14 I'M GRATEFUL THAT WE GET TO BE PART OF THAT.
  • 26:17 YES
  • 26:18 WE REALLY NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS STORY, THE SONS OF PROMISE STORY,
  • 26:24 IS REALLY "DOR'V'DOR" AS THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 26:27 ITS "GENERATION TO GENERATION"
  • 26:29 AND IT'S ONGOING TODAY.
  • 26:31 IT'S GOING TO INCREASE AS WE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.
  • 26:34 WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE THE LIGHT BEING SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
  • 26:38 AND MORE PEOPLE COMING TO KNOW THE LORD
  • 26:41 AND WE'RE GOING BE LOOKING UP BECAUSE OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS CLOSE.
  • 26:44 SO TILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
  • 26:47 AS ALWAYS, WE LIKE TO CLOSE THE PROGRAM BY REMINDING YOU PLEASE,
  • 26:51 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:53 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:57 OUR RESOURCE ON THIS PROGRAM, "SONS OF PROMISE" ON DVD
  • 27:01 FOR YOUR DONATION OF $65 OR MORE YOU'LL RECEIVE ALL 8 PROGRAMS
  • 27:05 WHICH RECOUNT THE HISTORY OF ABRAHAM'S FAMILY THROUGH ISAAC AND JACOB.
  • 27:09 GOD'S ETERNAL COVENANT WITH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IS REVEALED
  • 27:13 AND PROVED FAITHFUL AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE MODERN MIRACLE OF ISRAEL.
  • 27:17 CALL 1-800-WONDERS AND ASK FOR THE "SONS OF PROMISE" DVD
  • 27:22 OR VISIT US AT LEVITT.COM
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  • 27:29 AND FULL OF INSIGHTFUL ARTICLES AND NEWS COMMENTARY FROM A MESSIANIC PERSPECTIVE.
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Episodes in this series

  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)
Zola Levitt Presents
Levitt Letter
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