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Episode: “Letters from Viewers”
Myles and Katharine respond to letters and emails from viewers of the program and readers of the Levitt Letter.

Caption transcript for “Letters from Viewers”

  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
  • 00:23 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEW AND THE GREEK
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:43 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM.
  • 00:44 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:46 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS
  • 00:47 AND WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO THIS SPECIAL EDITION THAT WE HAVE.
  • 00:50 WE HEAR SO MUCH FROM YOU OUR VIEWERS THROUGH LETTERS, THROUGH THE LEVITT LETTER,
  • 00:55 THROUGH FACEBOOK, THROUGH TWITTER
  • 00:57 AND WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THE LETTERS THAT PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN IN TO US.
  • 01:00 WE LOVE ANSWERING THE LETTERS
  • 01:02 AND WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE TASTE OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING FROM YOU
  • 01:07 AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU TAKING THE TIME OUT
  • 01:09 AND WRITING TO US AND TELLING US WHAT YOU THINK.
  • 01:14 WELL WE HEAR FROM YOU IN EVERY POSSIBLE MEDIUM
  • 01:17 BUT I WANTED TO START WITH ONE OF THE LETTERS WE RECEIVED ABOUT OUR MINISTRY "TO THE JEW FIRST".
  • 01:24 ROMANS 1:16 SAYS I'M NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST
  • 01:28 BECAUSE IT'S THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION TO ALL WHO BELIEVE,
  • 01:32 TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GENTILE.
  • 01:35 I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I'VE BEEN SITTING IN A CHURCH CONGREGATION
  • 01:37 AND I'VE HEARD THAT PREACHED BUT THEY STOP RIGHT BEFORE "TO THE JEW FIRST".
  • 01:41 WELL ONE OF THESE THINGS THAT WE GET TO DO HERE IS WE COVER THAT VERSE
  • 01:46 AND REALLY LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT WE'RE PREACHING TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE NATIONS.
  • 01:51 AND ALONG THOSE LINES EVERY TIME WE GO TO ISRAEL
  • 01:54 WE HAVE TODD BAKER, OUR STAFF THEOLOGIAN, OUR CHAPLAIN ON-SITE; HE COMES WITH US
  • 01:59 AND WHILE WE ARE LEADING PILGRIMS THROUGH HE IS GOING OUT USUALLY WITH A PARTNER
  • 02:04 AND THEY ARE PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GENTILE.
  • 02:10 AND WE'VE HAD A TREMENDOUS FRUIT FROM THIS MINISTRY.
  • 02:13 I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A MAN WHO HAD CANCER WHO IS SO OPENED TO THE LORD,
  • 02:18 WHO RECEIVED THE LORD WHEN WE WERE IN TIBERIUS, A JEWISH MAN.
  • 02:21 WE DON'T STOP...WE'RE NOT JUST TO THE JEWS;
  • 02:24 WE'RE REACHING OUT TO THE ARABS, TO WHOSOEVER THE LORD LEADS TODD AND THE TEAM TO.
  • 02:30 AND WE DID PRAY FOR TODD WHEN HE'S OVER THERE
  • 02:33 AND SO WE JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT GOD IS DOING THROUGH THIS TIME TOGETHER.
  • 02:37 EXACTLY; AND HERE'S THE LETTER THAT CAME IN REGARDING THIS; WE GET SEVERAL.
  • 02:40 WE GET MORE THAN ONE OBVIOUSLY ABOUT "TO THE JEW FIRST" MINISTRY.
  • 03:04 AND IT'S A REAL THANK YOU NOTE FOR WHAT TODD IS DOING ALONGSIDE OF US AS PART OF THE ZLM.
  • 03:10 WE WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THAT.
  • 03:11 WE HAVE MANY MINISTRIES THAT WE ARE PARTNERED WITH
  • 03:14 THAT ARE UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES.
  • 03:17 WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL THE "BENEVOLENCE FUNDS"
  • 03:19 AND THEY ARE WORKS THAT WE'RE INVOLVED IN THAT PROMOTE THE GOSPEL AND ALSO UPLIFT ISRAEL.
  • 03:26 WE HAVE AN ARCHAEOLOGY FUND.
  • 03:28 WE HAVE "TO THE JEW FIRST" PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
  • 03:31 WE HAVE THE "BRIDGES FOR PEACE" FUND
  • 03:34 AND "OUR MAN IN HAIFA" WITH EITAN SHISHKOFF.
  • 03:37 THERE'S SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN
  • 03:39 AND SO MANY THINGS WE'RE DOING WHEN YOU SUPPORT WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.
  • 03:42 BY THE WAY, IF YOU WANT FUNDS DESIGNATED TO A CERTAIN MINISTRY OR PART OF THE MINISTRY,
  • 03:47 JUST DO THAT, DESIGNATE IT.
  • 03:49 OTHERWISE WE'LL USE THE FUNDS THAT COME IN FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY
  • 03:52 INCLUDING THE BENEVOLENCE FUNDS.
  • 03:54 THAT'S A DEFINITE.
  • 03:56 THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER TESTIMONY THAT I'D LIKE TO BRING TO YOU, ANOTHER LETTER.
  • 04:02 THIS IS A MAN FROM ZIMBABWE,
  • 04:04 SO THESE MESSAGES THAT GOD HAS RAISED UP, THIS MESSAGE OF THE JEW AND THE GENTILE,
  • 04:11 THE ONE NEW MAN PREACHING THE GOSPEL
  • 04:13 AND THE MESSIANIC FOCUS THAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO SPEAK ABOUT
  • 04:17 IS GOING TO THE NATIONS AND THIS PASTOR HE SAW US ON TELEVISION.
  • 04:22 LET ME JUST READ THIS TO YOU.
  • 04:24 IT SAYS,
  • 04:43 SO WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO CONTINUE THIS MESSAGE
  • 04:49 AND TO CONTINUE THE HEART OF GOD'S HEART
  • 04:52 TO TELL ABOUT THE JEWS AND THE GENTILES BECOMING ONE IN MESSIAH.
  • 04:56 EXACTLY AND IT'S SO EXCITING.
  • 04:58 WE LIVED IN AFRICA FOR A WHILE SO WE HAVE A HEART FOR AFRICA.
  • 05:01 AND IT'S SO EXCITING TO HEAR THAT THIS MESSAGE OF THE JEWISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL
  • 05:05 AND THE HEBREW ROOTS OF THE FAITH IS GOING FORTH HERE FROM AMERICA.
  • 05:08 AND ANOTHER EXCITING THING THAT'S HAPPENING IS IT'S GOING FORTH OUT OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:12 NOW THE INDIGENOUS WORKS IN ISRAEL ARE BEING RAISED UP
  • 05:15 AND TAKING THE GOSPEL TO THE NATIONS.
  • 05:17 THAT'S A SIGN OF THE TIMES
  • 05:18 THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE NEAR RETURN OF THE LORD
  • 05:21 BECAUSE THE GOSPEL, THE WORD IS GOING FORTH FROM ZION AGAIN AS PROPHESIED
  • 05:26 AND WE GET TO BE PART OF THAT.
  • 05:28 IT'S GREAT TO HEAR FROM PHILLIP.
  • 05:29 YES, SO DO CHECK US OUT ON THE WEBSITE AND ALL THAT WE HAVE;
  • 05:33 THINGS THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD,
  • 05:35 INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP YOU TO STAND WITH ISRAEL,
  • 05:38 TO BE INFORMED ABOUT ISRAEL,
  • 05:40 TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE LATEST THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE LAND.
  • 05:44 I THINK YOUR LEVITT LETTER IS ONE OF THE HOT TOPIC THINGS
  • 05:48 THAT PEOPLE LOVE TO READ AND SHARE AND GIVE.
  • 05:51 WELL IT'S A REALLY HIGH QUALITY MAGAZINE.
  • 05:53 I HAVE TO SAY WE'RE REALLY BLESSED TO BE WRITING FOR THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 05:57 IT IS A HIGH QUALITY NEWS MAGAZINE.
  • 06:00 IT'S MORE THAN JUST A NEWSLETTER.
  • 06:02 IT REALLY DOES A LOT OF THE WORK FOR YOU
  • 06:04 OF SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE NOISE THAT WE HAVE IN THE INFORMATION OVERLOAD THAT WE ALL DEAL WITH.
  • 06:09 WHAT WE DO IS CHOOSE THE MOST SALIENT LETTERS OR ARTICLES THAT ARE COMING OUT THAT MONTH
  • 06:16 AND REALLY SIFT THROUGH THEM AND BRING THOSE TO YOU
  • 06:19 THE NEWS THAT IS RELEVANT FOR THE SEASON THAT WE'RE IN
  • 06:22 AND SO LEVITT LETTER IS A GREAT WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.
  • 06:26 YOU CAN GET THAT FOR FREE.
  • 06:28 IT'S A HARD COPY THAT WE'LL SEND TO YOU
  • 06:30 JUST BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE LEVITT.COM OR CALLING 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 06:34 ASK US TO SEND YOU THE LEVITT LETTER AND WE WILL.
  • 06:37 ALONG THAT LINE I WANT TO END THIS SECTION BY SPEAKING ABOUT THE FREE LEVITT LETTER
  • 06:46 THAT GOES OUT TO OVER 40,000 HOUSEHOLDS
  • 06:49 BUT ALSO GOES TO 2,000 PRISONERS...
  • 06:52 OVER 2,000 PRISONERS.
  • 06:54 THAT REALLY FULFILLS SOMETHING IN THE HEART OF THE LORD.
  • 06:57 REMEMBER IN MATTHEW 25:36 JESUS SAID, THIS IS WHEN YOU CLOTHED ME AND FED ME
  • 07:03 AND TOOK CARE OF ME WHEN YOU VISITED ME IN PRISON.
  • 07:06 WELL WE GET LETTERS EVERY MONTH.
  • 07:07 WE GET A SLEW OF LETTERS FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE IN PRISON;
  • 07:11 ESPECIALLY JEWISH MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE IN PRISON
  • 07:13 WHO ARE RE-DISCOVERING THEIR DESTINY WITH THEIR OWN LINEAGE
  • 07:19 BUT ALSO HAVE ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS HIMSELF.
  • 07:22 THIS LETTER THAT WE RECEIVED SPEAKS ABOUT THE BLESSING
  • 07:27 OF HAVING A LETTER COME EVERY MONTH TO WHERE HE IS IN PRISON
  • 07:31 AND FROM THAT HE BEGAN A BIBLE STUDY.
  • 07:34 THEY SHARE THE NEWSLETTER.
  • 07:35 THEY TEACH FROM IT.
  • 07:36 IT HAS A HEBREW LESSON IN IT AND HAS A STEWARDSHIP LESSON.
  • 07:39 IT HAS ALL KINDS OF UPLIFTING INFORMATION IN IT.
  • 07:44 AND WE RECEIVED THIS LETTER WHERE THIS YOUNG MAN SAYS
  • 07:47 THAT IT'S BEEN THE HEARTBEAT OF HIS SURVIVAL WHILE HE'S BEEN IN PRISON...
  • 07:54 HAS BEEN TO BE ABLE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH THE GOSPEL,
  • 07:57 WITH THE LORD AND WITH THE BEATITUDES.
  • 08:00 RIGHT, YOU KNOW WE SEE CLEARLY THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT BOUND.
  • 08:03 AND WHEN WE GIVE TO GOD AND GOD BEGINS TO SOW
  • 08:08 LIKE HE'S DOING THROUGH THIS MINISTRY INTO OTHER LIVES...
  • 08:11 THE BLESSINGS...YOU KNOW SOMETIMES WE WON'T EVEN KNOW UNTIL WE GET TO THE OTHER SIDE
  • 08:16 OF ALL THE THINGS THAT GOD ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH HIS WORD.
  • 08:19 SO AGAIN JUST THANK YOU FOR HELPING STAND WITH US
  • 08:23 AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL THAT GOD DIED FOR THE JEW AND THE GENTILE.
  • 08:30 JESUS CAME IN THE PERSON OF A MAN AND GAVE HIS LIFE AND NOW WE SEE THE FRUIT OF IT.
  • 08:36 AND THIS MAN IN PRISON WAS SHARING HIS TESTIMONY AND GOING ON
  • 08:41 AND THAT'S RIPPLING OUT AND AFFECTING OTHER PRISONERS
  • 08:44 AND IT'S BECAUSE OF YOUR GRACIOUS GIFTS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SEND THESE NEWSLETTERS
  • 08:49 AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.
  • 08:51 IT COMES TO THEM.
  • 08:53 AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS HE SAID WAS SOMETIMES THIS LETTER
  • 08:55 IS THE ONLY TOUCH I HAVE WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
  • 08:58 AND HOW MEANINGFUL THAT IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD TOUCH HIM FOR ETERNITY AND THOSE AROUND HIM.
  • 09:05 SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
  • 09:07 AND WE JUST THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO FULFILL THAT CALL ON OUR LIFE IN THIS MINISTRY.
  • 09:15 WELL WE'VE GOT MORE TO SHARE WITH YOU AND WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 09:20 OUR RESOURCE ON THIS PROGRAM,
  • 09:23 "AN EPIC LOVE STORY, JEWS AND GENTILES ONE IN MESSIAH" BY MYLES WEISS
  • 09:29 THIS BOOKLET ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ON ISSUES LIKE
  • 09:33 "IS JESUS COMING SOON?"
  • 09:35 "HOW DID THE CHURCH LOOSE ITS JEWISH IDENTITY?"
  • 09:38 "WHAT IS THE SHARED DESTINY OF JEWS AND CHRISTIANS?"
  • 09:42 "AN EPIC LOVE STORY" TAKES YOU INTO THE HEART AND THE MIND OF PAUL'S WRITINGS TO THE ROMAN CHURCH.
  • 09:49 CONTACT US AND ASK FOR "AN EPIC LOVE STORY"
  • 09:56 THE EPIC LOVE STORY BOOK WAS WRITTEN OUT OF A CALL THAT GOD GAVE US
  • 10:00 TO LET THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT HE HAS A LOVE FOR JEW AND GENTILE TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE NEW MAN.
  • 10:06 YOU KNOW JOHN 17 TALKS ABOUT THAT THEY WOULD BE ONE
  • 10:09 AND THAT'S THE EPIC LOVE STORY
  • 10:12 THAT GOD CAN OVERCOME OUR DIFFERENCES AND BRING US IN TO ONE NEW MAN.
  • 10:17 YES HE DOES IT IN A MARRIAGE.
  • 10:19 HE DOES IT WITH PUTTING JEWS AND GENTILES TOGETHER IN MINISTRY.
  • 10:22 AND REALLY HE'S LOOKING FOR HIS BRIDE
  • 10:24 AND THE EPIC LOVE STORY IS ABOUT THE BRIDEGROOM OF HEAVEN
  • 10:28 COMING BACK FOR A BRIDE WHO IS MADE UP OF JEWS AND GENTILES TOGETHER.
  • 10:32 AND IT IS PRETTY EPIC.
  • 10:34 I MEAN THE FACT THAT GOD WOULD DO THIS FOR US IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 10:38 WELL CONTINUING WITH OUR LETTERS
  • 10:40 THIS IS A PRETTY IMPORTANT AND PRETTY SERIOUS ISSUE THAT CAME UP.
  • 10:44 THIS LETTER CAME IN FROM A SUBSCRIBER WHO SAYS,
  • 10:54 AND I THOUGHT, OKAY, I DIDN'T KNOW A MAGAZINE COULD DO THAT,
  • 10:58 BUT IT'S WORTH ADDRESSING.
  • 11:00 YOU KNOW THE IDEA THAT SOMETHING FROM WITHOUT CAN DEFILE US...JESUS ADDRESSES IT.
  • 11:09 HE SAYS THAT IT'S NOT WHAT COMES IN TO A MAN THAT DEFILES HIM BUT WHAT COMES OUT OF A MAN.
  • 11:16 AND MARK 7:15 SAYS THAT VERY CLEARLY THAT IT'S NOT THAT WHICH COMES FROM THE OUTSIDE
  • 11:21 BUT THAT WHICH IS GENERATED BY OUR OWN SIN NATURE.
  • 11:25 NOW I UNDERSTAND THE HEART CRY HERE
  • 11:27 BECAUSE I THINK THAT THIS PERSON IS CONFUSING THE WAY WE SPEAK
  • 11:31 ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISLAM AS AN IDEOLOGY AND THE MUSLIMS AS A PEOPLE.
  • 11:38 WE LOVE ALL PEOPLE.
  • 11:39 IN FACT WE HAVE A PERSONAL HISTORY WITH MUSLIMS
  • 11:42 AND A PERSONAL HISTORY WITH EX-MUSLIMS WHERE WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER WITH THEM IN MINISTRY.
  • 11:46 I'VE GONE TO JERICHO AND GIVEN OUT HUMANITARIAN AID TO PEOPLE THAT WEREN'T BELIEVERS YET
  • 11:55 BUT JUST BECAUSE WE WANTED TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT GOD IS.
  • 11:58 HE'S A GOD OF LOVE AND A GOD OF GRACE.
  • 12:01 BUT THERE IS A WAR GOING ON.
  • 12:03 THERE IS A WAR GOING ON AND MUSLIMS ARE AT WAR WITH US.
  • 12:08 AND WE NEED TO DIVIDE BETWEEN SOUL AND SPIRIT AND BETWEEN THE LINES HERE AND NOT BLUR IT.
  • 12:14 THERE IS A WAR GOING ON.
  • 12:16 WE'RE NOT AT WAR WITH THEM BUT WE NEED TO DISCERN WHAT THE ENEMY IS.
  • 12:20 AND YEAH WE DON'T WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD
  • 12:22 BUT WE DO WRESTLE AGAINST THOUGHTS...PRINCIPALITIES IN HIGH PLACES.
  • 12:28 AND THAT'S WHY THIS LETTER IS SO CRUCIAL FOR US TO WRITE ABOUT
  • 12:32 BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE LIE AND IT SHOWS THE TRUTH.
  • 12:36 AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO EMBRACE AND KNOW THAT AGAIN LIKE WHAT MYLES SAID,
  • 12:41 IT'S NOT WHAT THAT GOES IN TO A MAN THAT DEFILES HIM BUT IT'S WHAT COMES OUT.
  • 12:45 AND SO IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT WE NEED THAT KIND OF TEACHING.
  • 12:49 KEEP US SHARP.
  • 12:51 EXACTLY, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE KORAN AND THOSE WHO ARE ORTHODOX ABOUT THE KORAN
  • 12:57 IS VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS A SUPREMACIST TRIUMPHALISM BASED RELIGION.
  • 13:04 IT'S NOT REALLY EVEN A RELIGION.
  • 13:06 IT'S A SYSTEM OF THOUGHT AND IDEOLOGY
  • 13:08 THAT'S INTENDED TO OVERTAKE ALL OF LIFE IN ITS PUREST FORM
  • 13:12 IT IS SHARIA LAW THAT WILL AFFECT THE WAY YOU LIVE, THE WAY YOU WORSHIP, THE WAY YOU MARRY,
  • 13:17 THE WAY YOU...ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE COME UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
  • 13:23 WE SEE THAT IN SOME OF THE MORE FERVENT ISLAMIC COUNTRIES.
  • 13:27 SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT SYSTEM FOR WHAT IT IS
  • 13:32 AND LOVE THE MUSLIM PEOPLE AND PRAY FOR THEM TO BE DELIVERED OUT OF THAT DARKNESS.
  • 13:38 WELL WHEN WE STARTED THIS MINISTRY "TO THE JEW FIRST" AS MYLES SAYS
  • 13:43 THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, I'M NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL
  • 13:46 FOR IT'S THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GENTILE.
  • 13:51 AND WHEN WE STARTED THIS AND THE LORD SAID
  • 13:54 YOU'RE GOING TO EMPHASIZE MY RESTORATION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 13:57 I WANT YOU TO ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR MY ARAB PEOPLE TOO.
  • 14:02 AND WE'VE DONE THAT EVERY TIME WE'VE HAD A MEETING.
  • 14:04 AND NOT ONLY THAT WE HAD ONE MEETING WHERE A MUSLIM WOMAN
  • 14:07 CAME TO ONE OF OUR ONE NEW MAN MEETINGS THAT WE HAD AT OUR CONGREGATION.
  • 14:11 SHE HAD NEWLY COME TO THE LORD
  • 14:13 BUT SHE WAS STILL WRESTLING WITH IF SHE COULD LOVE THE JEWISH MAN.
  • 14:17 AND IT WAS MYLES THAT WAS ABLE TO MINISTER TO HER
  • 14:20 AND THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH HIM, GOD RELEASED HER FROM HATE.
  • 14:24 AND SO I PRAY FOR THAT ANYONE OF US ARE DEALING WITH HATE
  • 14:28 LET IT NOT BE A HINDRANCE OF OUR WALK WITH THE LORD
  • 14:31 BECAUSE GOD HAS CALLED US TO LOVE HIM AND LOVE EACH OTHER.
  • 14:35 AND THAT IS THE GREATEST WEAPON IS HIS LOVE.
  • 14:38 THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 14:39 REALLY THAT'S A GREAT PRAYER.
  • 14:41 IF YOU'RE DEALING WITH ANTI-SEMITISM;
  • 14:43 IF YOU'RE DEALING WITH ANTI-MUSLIMISM;
  • 14:45 IF YOU'RE DEALING WITH ANTI-ANYONE
  • 14:47 YOU NEED MORE OF GOD AND THAT'S REALLY THE ANSWER TO THIS LETTER.
  • 14:50 THANK YOU FOR THAT.
  • 14:51 THAT'S REALLY TRUE THAT IT'S GOD'S LOVE THAT OVERCOMES THESE THINGS.
  • 14:55 WE NEED TO BE AS WISE AS SERPENTS AND AS HARMLESS AS DOVES
  • 14:58 AND THAT'S WHAT THIS LETTER BRINGS OUT OF US.
  • 15:02 NOW, MOVING ON WE HAVE A LETTER FROM HARRIET.
  • 15:04 DO YOU HAVE THAT ONE?
  • 15:06 I HAVE HARRIET'S LETTER RIGHT HERE.
  • 15:24 RIGHT, THIS QUESTION COMES UP ALL THE TIME.
  • 15:26 BECAUSE OF BEING A THE JEWISH MINISTRY PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW
  • 15:29 DO WE GO BACK TO WORSHIP ON SABBATH LIKE THE JEWISH PEOPLE OR DO WE DO IT ON SUNDAY
  • 15:34 AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SABBATH AND THE LORD'S DAY.
  • 15:38 AND IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.
  • 15:40 YOU KNOW THE CONFUSION CAME IN...A LOT OF IT COMES FROM REVELATION CHAPTER 1
  • 15:44 WHERE JOHN SAYS I WAS IN THE SPIRIT ON THE LORD'S DAY
  • 15:47 AND MANY OF US WERE TAUGHT AND BELIEVED
  • 15:50 THAT MEANS EITHER HE WAS IN THE FUTURE IN THE DAY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD
  • 15:54 OR HE WAS IN THE SPIRIT ON SUNDAY BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WE'VE INTERPRETED THE LORD'S DAY.
  • 16:00 IT TURNS OUT THAT IN THAT DAY WHEN THEY WERE ALIVE WHEN JOHN WAS WRITING
  • 16:04 THERE WAS A SPECIFIC DAY OF THE YEAR CALLED "THE LORD'S DAY"
  • 16:07 WHICH WAS DEDICATED TO CAESAR WORSHIP.
  • 16:09 IT WAS VERY SPECIFIC THAT EVERYONE WITHIN THE KINGDOM
  • 16:12 HAD TO COME TO THE TEMPLES AND SAY THAT CAESAR IS LORD.
  • 16:17 THEY HAD TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE GIVING THEIR LIFE AGAIN AND AFRESH TO CAESAR.
  • 16:21 AND SO HE WAS REFERENCING THAT DAY.
  • 16:23 THE REALITY IS THAT FOR A JEWISH PERSON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK BEGINS ON SATURDAY EVENING
  • 16:29 WITH THE HAVDALAH SERVICE, THE GOING AWAY OF THE SHABBAT AND THE WELCOMING OF THE WEEK
  • 16:34 AND SO THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT GOD NEVER TOOK AWAY THE SABBATH AS A DAY OF WORSHIP
  • 16:40 BUT IT'S MOST LIKELY THAT THE MESSIANIC BELIEVERS WOULD GO TO SYNAGOGUE SATURDAY MORNING
  • 16:45 AND THEN GATHER ON SATURDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY EVENING TO WORSHIP THE RISEN MESSIAH.
  • 16:51 AND SO THAT BECAME THE LORD'S DAY OR THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK.
  • 16:54 THE WORSHIP WAS CONNECTED TO SUNDAY.
  • 16:57 RIGHT, WE SEE THAT MAN MANIPULATED THE DAY OF THE WEEK
  • 17:01 BUT GOD LOOKS ON THE HEART.
  • 17:03 AND YOU KNOW THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS DON'T LET ANY MAN JUDGE YOU ON DAYS OR FEAST DAYS OR ANYTHING
  • 17:09 BUT THAT GOD JUDGES AFTER HOW WE SERVE HIM THROUGH HIS WORD, THROUGH HIS TORAH.
  • 17:15 AND SO MYLES WE KEEP SABBATH BUT WE KEEP IT LOOSELY.
  • 17:21 GOD MADE IT SO THAT IT WAS FOR HIS DELIGHT THAT HE WOULD GIVE US THAT TIME WITH HIM.
  • 17:27 NOT A LAW.
  • 17:29 EXACTLY, AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU'RE SAYING COMES FROM COLOSSIANS 2:16,
  • 17:33 LET NO MAN JUDGE YOU IN SABBATHS AND FEASTS DAYS AND FESTIVALS AND MOONS.
  • 17:38 IF YOU WORSHIP ON FRIDAY, WORSHIP ON SATURDAY, WORSHIP ON SUNDAY...
  • 17:41 THURSDAY AFTERNOON IS A GREAT TIME TO WORSHIP
  • 17:44 AS LONG AS WE KNOW WHO IT IS THAT WE'RE WORSHIPPING.
  • 17:47 I WANT TO TELL HARRIET ALSO THAT IF YOU DO FEEL CALLED TO DO SOME SPECIFIC SORT OF JEWISH CELEBRATION
  • 17:54 YOU COULD LOOK UP IN YOUR LOCAL AREA WHERE THERE IS A MESSIANIC CONGREGATION
  • 18:00 AND THAT MIGHT REALLY BE GOD CALLING YOU TO DO SOMETHING SPECIFIC AS KEEPING SHABBAT.
  • 18:06 BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM.
  • 18:08 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE RITUALS AND YET WE LEARN SO MUCH FROM EVERYTHING THAT GOD INSTITUTED.
  • 18:14 WE DO.SO THESE ARE SOME OF OUR LETTERS WE'VE BEEN RECEIVING.
  • 18:18 PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING IN.
  • 18:20 WE'RE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THEM.
  • 18:21 WE'LL SEE YOU AFTER THIS.
  • 18:25 HELLO, I'M WAYNE FOURNIER
  • 18:27 AND I'VE BEEN A SUPPORTER OF ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES FOR MANY YEARS.
  • 18:32 YOU KNOW THIS MINISTRY BRINGS YOU THE WEEKLY TELEVISION PROGRAM "ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS",
  • 18:37 THE WEBSITE LEVITT.COM
  • 18:40 AND THE "LEVITT LETTER", A FREE MONTHLY NEWS MAGAZINE.
  • 18:44 HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF A CHURCH,
  • 18:49 A DENOMINATION OR SOME ENDOWMENT PAYING THE BILLS?
  • 18:53 THE LORD HAS SEEN FIT TO USE REGULAR PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 18:57 WE'RE THE ONES WHO KEEP THIS MINISTRY GOING.
  • 19:00 YOU KNOW...ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE AWKWARD...
  • 19:04 BUT NOT ASKING CAN BE DETRIMENTAL.
  • 19:07 ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS OUR FOUNDER, ZOLA LEVITT,
  • 19:10 WOULD SURPRISE VIEWERS WHEN HE WOULD SAY "WE DON'T NEED YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS RIGHT NOW."
  • 19:15 "GIVE TO YOUR HOME CHURCH OR TO ANOTHER MINISTRY."
  • 19:18 "WHEN WE NEED SUPPORT WE'LL TELL YOU BUT WE'RE FINE RIGHT NOW."
  • 19:22 SUCH A STATEMENT SOUNDED LUDICROUS BUT IT ESTABLISHED THE FACT
  • 19:27 THAT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES IS NOT TRYING TO MAKE A FORTUNE OUT OF THE MINISTRY.
  • 19:31 THE RESOURCES AND BIBLICAL MATERIALS WE OFFER
  • 19:35 ARE THOSE THAT ARE HELPFUL TO OUR VIEWERS' SPIRITUAL WALK.
  • 19:39 ZOLA WENT HOME TO THE LORD SEVEN YEARS AGO
  • 19:43 BUT MYLES AND KATHARINE WEISS CONTINUE TO SOUND THE CALL FOR THE CHURCH TO RECOGNIZE
  • 19:48 THAT GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL REMAINS HIS TIMEPIECE.
  • 19:54 WHEN I HEARD THE GOSPEL FROM A MESSIANIC PERSPECTIVE, IT STRENGTHENED MY FAITH IN GOD,
  • 19:59 BUT IT WAS SOMETHING I RECOGNIZED AS BEING WORTHY OF MY FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
  • 20:04 IF YOU SEE THIS OUTREACH AS WORTHY OF YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • 20:08 PLEASE CALL US AT 1-800-WONDERS,
  • 20:11 VISIT US ON-LINE AT LEVITT.COM,
  • 20:14 OR WRITE TO US AT ZOLA, BOX 12268, DALLAS, TX 75225.
  • 20:22 WE DEPEND ON YOUR FINANCIAL SUSTENANCE.
  • 20:26 THANK YOU.
  • 21:15 ISRAEL... IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO GO.
  • 21:17 AND IT'S EVEN MORE A BLESSING TO TAKE YOU WITH US.
  • 21:20 SO COME WITH US THE NEXT TIME.
  • 21:22 IT'S SAFE.
  • 21:23 IT'S GOD'S LAND AND THE TOURISTS ARE SAFE.
  • 21:27 YEP...WE'VE HAD PILGRIMS SAY IT'S THE MOST LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE THEY'VE EVER HAD.
  • 21:32 AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HOST YOU IN ISRAEL.
  • 21:34 COME WITH US.
  • 21:35 CALL 1-800-WONDERS OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE LEVITT.COM AND COME TO ISRAEL.
  • 21:40 YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
  • 21:41 SO CONTINUING WITH OUR LETTERS
  • 21:43 THIS IS A GREAT ONE.
  • 22:01 WE LOVE HEARING THAT.
  • 22:03 AND GOES ON TO SAY HE HAS A QUESTION ABOUT JESUS' NAME.
  • 22:07 "IS IT YESHUA WITH AN APOSTROPHE OR YESHUA OR JOSHUA?
  • 22:10 HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND THAT?"
  • 22:11 IT'S A GOOD QUESTION
  • 22:12 IT IS A GOOD QUESTION
  • 22:14 BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WHEN THEY COME IN TOUCH WITH THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE FAITH
  • 22:17 THEY GET NERVOUS ABOUT SAYING "JESUS".
  • 22:19 WELL THE REASON THAT IT BECAME "JESUS"; THERE'S A SIMPLE GRAMMATICAL CHANGE
  • 22:23 BECAUSE THERE IS FIRST OF ALL NO "J" SOUND IN HEBREW.
  • 22:26 SO THE "J" SOUND WE SAY "JESUS" IS A "Y" SOUND OR "YESHUA" IS THE ACTUAL NAME.
  • 22:32 HIS NAME MEANS "SALVATION" IN HEBREW
  • 22:36 SO WHEN THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE ANGEL SAYS TO MARY AND JOSEPH
  • 22:39 YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME JESUS BECAUSE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE
  • 22:42 IT DOESN'T REALLY MAKE SENSE IN ENGLISH BECAUSE JESUS NOW MEANS SOMETHING
  • 22:47 BUT BACK THEN WOULD NOT HAVE.
  • 22:49 BUT IF HE HAD SAID AND DID "YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME YESHUA BECAUSE HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE"
  • 22:53 WELL YESHUA MEANS "GOD IS MY SALVATION" AND SO IT MAKES TOTAL SENSE.
  • 22:58 AND SO THERE'S A GRAMMATICAL CHANGE, THE "J" TO THE "Y" SOUND,
  • 23:02 THE ENDING WITH THE "A" MASCULINE INSTEAD OF FEMININE
  • 23:05 AND SO THERE'S A WAY THAT IT BECAME "YESHUA".
  • 23:09 FEEL FREE TO CALL HIM "YESHUA".
  • 23:12 FEEL FREE TO CALL HIM "JESUS".
  • 23:14 HE KNOWS WHO YOU MEAN.
  • 23:16 HE KNOWS YOUR HEART AND HE ESPECIALLY KNOWS ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR ISRAEL AND FOR HIM.
  • 23:20 AND SO I WANT TO JUST PUT YOUR MIND AT REST THAT IT'S OKAY.
  • 23:24 RIGHT, WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG LAD HE WAS CALLED "YESHUA"
  • 23:29 AND SO I'VE ACTUALLY LEARNED HOW TO INCORPORATE IT MORE AND MORE INTO MY LIFE
  • 23:34 BECAUSE THE CALL FOR REACHING THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 23:38 SOME JEWISH PEOPLE DON'TSAY...THE ORTHODOX, DON'T USE, THEY TAKE OUT...
  • 23:45 WELL THAT'S A WHOLE PREJUDICIAL THING.
  • 23:47 SOME OBSERVANT JEWS WHO ARE ANTI-CHRISTIAN OR ANTI-MESSIANIC
  • 23:51 WILL NOT EVEN SAY THE NAME "YESHUA" AND WILL SHORTEN IT TO AN ACRONYM "YESHU"
  • 23:57 WHICH IS A SAYING WHICH MEANS "MAY HIS NAME BE BLOTTED OUT FOREVER"
  • 24:01 AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE TRAGIC HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OVER THE CENTURIES, VISA VIE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 24:07 BUT WE AS BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH CAN FEEL FREE TO CALL HIM "JESUS" OR "YESHUA".
  • 24:12 HE KNOWS WHO HE IS.
  • 24:14 SALVATION
  • 24:15 YEAH, HE KNOWS WHO HE IS.
  • 24:16 THIS NEXT LETTER COMES FROM DIANE WHO ASKS
  • 24:25 THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION BECAUSE YOU SEE ME BOUNCING AROUND FROM VERSION TO VERSION.
  • 24:29 AND THAT IS THE CASE.
  • 24:30 WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FORTRANSLATIONS
  • 24:33 AND A NEW UNDERSTANDING, MESSIANIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORD.
  • 24:36 THE LATEST ONE IS A "MESSIANIC JEWISH SHARED HERITAGE BIBLE".
  • 24:40 YOU MAY START TO HEAR ME USING THAT.
  • 24:42 WE'VE USED THE "ONE NEW MAN BIBLE",
  • 24:43 WE USED DAVID STERN'S "COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE".
  • 24:46 IN GENERAL WE'LL START WITH THE KING JAMES, THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION AND USE THAT.
  • 24:52 AND THEN I USE THE DOWNLOADED HEBREW PROGRAM
  • 24:56 IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE HEBREW AND GET THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGES.
  • 24:59 SO YOU'LL HEAR ME USE DIFFERENT VERSIONS AND IT MAY BE A LITTLE CONFUSING TO YOU.
  • 25:03 I SUGGEST THAT YOU EXPERIMENT.
  • 25:06 LOOK AT THE ONES THAT ARE COMFORTABLE TO YOU
  • 25:09 AND THEN ALSO BEGIN TO ADD IN SOME OF THE MESSIANIC VERSIONS BECAUSE THEY REALLY ADD FLAVOR.
  • 25:15 WELL I LOVE IT WHEN YOU ADD THE HEBREW MYLES
  • 25:18 AND SO MANY OF US KNOW THAT GOD IS RESTORING THE HEBREW LANGUAGE IN ITS FULLNESS.
  • 25:23 AND NOT ONLY HEARING THE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL SPEAK HEBREW,
  • 25:27 BUT THE CHURCH PICKING UP THAT IT'S GOD'S ORDAINED LANGUAGE
  • 25:30 AND THAT HE SPOKE THE WORLDS INTO EXISTENCE, I BELIEVE, IN HEBREW.
  • 25:35 AND IT'S EXCITING TO LEARN HIS LANGUAGE.
  • 25:39 YOU KNOW HE'S NOT LIMITED TO THE HEBREW LANGUAGE.
  • 25:42 HE SPEAKS ALL LANGUAGES AS WE KNOW.
  • 25:44 BUT IT'S BEAUTIFUL TO SEE
  • 25:46 BECAUSE HEBREW IN AND OF ITSELF HAS SO MANY MEANINGS AND NUMBERS AND IT'S...
  • 25:52 IT'S POETIC. >>IT'S POETIC.
  • 25:54 YES
  • 25:56 SO THE LAST LETTER I WANT TO BRING TODAY IS A GENERAL QUESTION THAT COMES IN,
  • 25:59 "HOW CAN I HELP ISRAEL?
  • 26:01 THIS WAS PROMPTED BY A SPECIFIC LETTER.
  • 26:03 AND WHEN YOU SENT THIS LETTER WE SENT YOU OUR BOOKLET "28 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP ISRAEL".
  • 26:08 SO WE HAVE SOME RESOURCES ON HAND THAT YOU CAN ASK FOR SPECIFICALLY
  • 26:13 AND YOU CAN KNOW HOW TO HELP ISRAEL SPECIFICALLY THROUGH THOSE 28 WAYS.
  • 26:17 AND REMEMBER OUR BENEVOLENCE FUNDS.
  • 26:19 IF YOU DO SOMETHING SPECIFIC THAT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
  • 26:22 WHETHER ITS ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 26:23 OR "BRIDGES FOR PEACE"
  • 26:25 OR "OUR MAN IN HAIFA",
  • 26:26 "TO THE JEW FIRST",
  • 26:28 WE CAN FUNNEL YOUR FUNDS IN THAT DIRECTION BUT THERE'S SO MANY WAYS TO HELP.
  • 26:33 FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT...PRAY.
  • 26:35 THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP ISRAEL.
  • 26:38 RIGHT, AND JUST BE IN LOVE WITH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THIS TIME
  • 26:44 AND LOVE WHAT HE LOVES.
  • 26:45 YES, EXACTLY.
  • 26:47 AND SO AS WE GO TODAY WE WANT TO REMIND YOU AS ALWAYS,
  • 26:51 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:53 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:58 OUR RESOURCE ON THIS PROGRAM, "AN EPIC LOVE STORY, JEWS AND GENTILES ONE IN MESSIAH" BY MYLES WEISS
  • 27:06 THIS BOOKLET ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ON ISSUES LIKE
  • 27:10 "IS JESUS COMING SOON?"
  • 27:12 "HOW DID THE CHURCH LOOSE ITS JEWISH IDENTITY?"
  • 27:15 "WHAT IS THE SHARED DESTINY OF JEWS AND CHRISTIANS?"
  • 27:19 "AN EPIC LOVE STORY" TAKES YOU INTO THE HEART AND THE MIND OF PAUL'S WRITINGS TO THE ROMAN CHURCH.
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