The Jewish roots of Christianity

Home » Zola TV » Video Archives » ZLM Video

Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity

This program is not available for playing in your browser (see below for alternatives).

Play video (28:31)
Episode: “Your Questions Answered”
Each month, we receive many letters and emails from our viewers and readers. Most are supportive, some are challenging, all are engaging. Katherine and I weigh in along with our ministry theologians, Dr. Todd Baker and Dr. Thomas McCall.

Caption transcript for “Your Questions Answered”

    javascript: void video_jump(0,1);
  • 00:01 This is important because it is so much bigger than
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,4);
  • 00:04 the small strip of land that is currently being
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,6);
  • 00:06 contested in the modern world.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,8);
  • 00:09 The promise to Israel...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,10);
  • 00:10 some have called it "greater Israel"...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,11);
  • 00:12 The promise to Abraham regarding Israel is a
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,15);
  • 00:15 large piece of land and it is a promise
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,18);
  • 00:19 to that lineage, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,21);
  • 00:22 Jacob is Israel and is a promise to the Jewish people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,40);
  • 00:40 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,44);
  • 00:45 is that they might be saved,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,47);
  • 00:47 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,51);
  • 00:51 for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,67);
  • 01:07 Shalom and welcome to our program.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,69);
  • 01:09 I'm Myles Weiss.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,70);
  • 01:10 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,71);
  • 01:12 and we have a wonderful program to share with you.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,74);
  • 01:14 Some of our viewers write in often
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,76);
  • 01:16 and share their thoughts and questions.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,78);
  • 01:18 And we're going to give an opportunity
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,80);
  • 01:20 to answer some of those today.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,81);
  • 01:21 Right and I'm really enjoying these programs.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,83);
  • 01:23 We have a chance to get back to you about some of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,85);
  • 01:25 the questions you sent to us through the "Levitt Letter"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,88);
  • 01:28 or from the TV program or social media,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,90);
  • 01:30 where ever you've seen us.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,92);
  • 01:32 And let's start right away.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,93);
  • 01:34 Let's just get right into it.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,95);
  • 01:35 The first one I wanted to comment on was just a
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,97);
  • 01:38 quick note from a school teacher who writes...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,106);
  • 01:47 And I thought about how disarming it is to use
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,109);
  • 01:49 cartoons and humor to drive home some of these
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,112);
  • 01:52 points about the Messiah, about the end-times,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,114);
  • 01:55 some of the controversies within in Christianity and with the world.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,117);
  • 01:58 You know there's been a lot of hoopla and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,119);
  • 02:00 controversy over our cartoons.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,121);
  • 02:01 I call it the great cartoon controversy of 2011
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,124);
  • 02:05 where people were writing to us,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,126);
  • 02:06 "Oh this terrible, it's sacrilegious."
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,128);
  • 02:08 And others say, "This is wonderful, we really need this."
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,130);
  • 02:11 And it turns out you can't please
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,132);
  • 02:12 all the people all the time.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,133);
  • 02:14 However, this teacher wisely is using the cartoons to get into
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,139);
  • 02:19 the hearts of her students in the next generation.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,142);
  • 02:23 You know one person's joke is another person's baffling bumblings.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,147);
  • 02:28 But anyways you know Myles laughter does good like a medicine.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,151);
  • 02:32 That's in the Bible.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,153);
  • 02:33 And any time I'm feeling down
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,154);
  • 02:35 a good joke will always lift me up.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,155);
  • 02:36 Thank you, I appreciate that.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,158);
  • 02:39 Let's go right on to...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,161);
  • 02:41 this is from Velma who writes...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,179);
  • 02:59 And I think about John Parsons and the Hebrew
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,181);
  • 03:02 study that he puts in all of our newsletters.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,184);
  • 03:04 If you receive our "Levitt Letter" then you know that
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,186);
  • 03:07 there's a Hebrew lesson in each one.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,189);
  • 03:09 And not only so, we try to bring some of the Hebrew
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,191);
  • 03:11 from the Word as we're teaching both on location
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,194);
  • 03:15 and here in the studio.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,197);
  • 03:17 And it is the language of God and God has restored
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,200);
  • 03:21 it as a modern day language.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,203);
  • 03:23 It was at the end of the 19th century when the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,205);
  • 03:26 church was coming into a new era of looking towards
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,208);
  • 03:29 the Lord that the Hebrew language was restored as well.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,212);
  • 03:32 Right, God said I restore a pure language
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,214);
  • 03:34 unto my people and that's Hebrew.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,216);
  • 03:36 It is and now it's the everyday language in
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,219);
  • 03:40 Israel and I think there's such richness in the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,223);
  • 03:44 language itself that as we study it and as we learn
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,227);
  • 03:47 more and more we realize that there's a poetic,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,230);
  • 03:50 a majestic, artistic way that God uses the language
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,234);
  • 03:54 to reveal his heart and the meaning that he's
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,237);
  • 03:57 trying to get to us through the Word.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,239);
  • 04:00 So I'm grateful that we can play a small part in
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,243);
  • 04:03 helping you with your studies.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,244);
  • 04:04 This is a hard language.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,245);
  • 04:06 You know when people move to Israel they go into
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,248);
  • 04:09 "ulpan" , "study", and they may spend 6 months, a year
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,253);
  • 04:13 or longer doing nothing but immersing themselves
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,255);
  • 04:15 in language study.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,256);
  • 04:17 You met the grandson of ...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,258);
  • 04:18 I did... ben Yehuda .
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,260);
  • 04:20 I met the grandson of the man who restored
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,263);
  • 04:23 the modern Hebrew language.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,265);
  • 04:25 We actually had coffee at a conference together
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,267);
  • 04:27 a number of years ago.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,268);
  • 04:29 And he was saying how hard it was for his grandmother
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,271);
  • 04:31 because that was it; she needed to learn.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,273);
  • 04:34 It was a commitment.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,275);
  • 04:35 It was and the grand-dad commanded his family to
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,278);
  • 04:38 learn it and he was a strong teacher and he made
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,282);
  • 04:42 sure that everyone in the family did it.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,284);
  • 04:45 And what fruit has come from that, restoring the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,286);
  • 04:47 entire language from ancient days.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,288);
  • 04:49 It's really also a sign of God's favor and his
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,292);
  • 04:52 commitment to the Jewish people and the reality of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,296);
  • 04:56 the Jewish historicity in the land which is being
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,299);
  • 05:00 contested all the time.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,301);
  • 05:02 Well the language is one more part.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,303);
  • 05:03 It's not just archaeology, history,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,306);
  • 05:07 the wars of conquest and the written word,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,309);
  • 05:10 the land deeds and the written word
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,311);
  • 05:12 that verify the Jewish right to the land
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,314);
  • 05:14 but the language being restored from
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,317);
  • 05:17 the ancient language, and it's so similar.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,319);
  • 05:19 It's exactly the way God wants it to be.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,322);
  • 05:22 You know so much of what we have to do these days
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,324);
  • 05:24 unfortunately is make the case for the Jewish right
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,327);
  • 05:28 to be in the Jewish land.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,329);
  • 05:30 That's sad.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,331);
  • 05:31 It is sad.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,332);
  • 05:32 And that reminds me of the letter that you have.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,333);
  • 05:34 Most of the letters that we've been receiving are
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,336);
  • 05:37 just so positive and we're so grateful for the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,338);
  • 05:39 feedback and we're so thankful for your
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,341);
  • 05:42 appreciation and your love.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,343);
  • 05:43 Although there are people that have a problem
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,345);
  • 05:46 sometimes with Jewish people in the land.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,347);
  • 05:48 They certainly do.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,348);
  • 05:49 And this gentleman did.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,350);
  • 05:50 You know this is so important.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,352);
  • 05:52 I think I want to save this for our next segment
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,354);
  • 05:54 because it's such an important letter
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,356);
  • 05:57 and it really needs a wider discussion than we have time for.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,360);
  • 06:00 But there's something else that
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,361);
  • 06:01 I think I'll bring right now
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,363);
  • 06:03 which is a question that came from
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,365);
  • 06:06 one of our readers who asks,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,379);
  • 06:20 Now Psalm 83 is a very important Psalm because it
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,383);
  • 06:23 speaks about the pan-Arab war that will take place
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,387);
  • 06:27 and precede the Gog and Magog war in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,393);
  • 06:33 So it's a very significant passage of Scripture and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,396);
  • 06:37 if you read it exactly literally and you
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,400);
  • 06:40 substitute the modern names of the nations
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,404);
  • 06:44 for the ancient names of the nations
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,406);
  • 06:46 you will see that it's describing
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,408);
  • 06:48 an Arab war of aggression against Israel that will
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,411);
  • 06:51 be so serious that it will
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,413);
  • 06:54 almost snuff out the life of Israel.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,416);
  • 06:56 But out of it God of course will triumph.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,419);
  • 06:59 There will be great losses on all sides
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,421);
  • 07:02 but God will triumph
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,423);
  • 07:03 and it precedes the Gog and Magog war.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,426);
  • 07:07 And a good book to further understand this
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,429);
  • 07:09 is "Israelstine".
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,431);
  • 07:11 If you'll read that book it will help you to
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,432);
  • 07:13 understand the wars of the Psalm 83.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,435);
  • 07:16 And it's important because the last verses of Psalm 83
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,439);
  • 07:19 says the purpose of all this difficulty and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,442);
  • 07:23 destruction is that they may know him...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,445);
  • 07:26 they may know him as the Lord of the heavens and the earth.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,449);
  • 07:30 And that's really the importance.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,451);
  • 07:32 God is not willing that any should perish
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,453);
  • 07:34 but all come to everlasting life.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,456);
  • 07:36 That call upon him.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,457);
  • 07:37 Exactly
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,458);
  • 07:39 We'll be back after this.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,462);
  • 07:42 Hello, I'm Wayne Fornier
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,465);
  • 07:45 and I've been a supporter of Zola Levitt Ministries
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,468);
  • 07:48 for many years.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,469);
  • 07:50 You know this ministry brings you the weekly
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,471);
  • 07:52 television program "Zola Levitt Presents",
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,474);
  • 07:54 the the website "levitt.com"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,477);
  • 07:57 and the "Levitt letter",
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,478);
  • 07:59 a free monthly news magazine.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,481);
  • 08:02 How has this happened without the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,484);
  • 08:05 support of a church, a denomination,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,487);
  • 08:07 or some endowment paying the bills?
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,490);
  • 08:10 The lord has seen fit to use regular people
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,492);
  • 08:13 like you and me.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,495);
  • 08:15 We're the ones who keep this ministry going.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,498);
  • 08:18 You know, asking for contributions can be awkward
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,501);
  • 08:22 but not asking can be detrimental.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,504);
  • 08:24 On several occasions our founder Zola Levitt would
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,507);
  • 08:27 surprise viewers when he would say, we don't need
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,510);
  • 08:30 your gifts of funds right now.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,512);
  • 08:32 Give to your home church or to another ministry.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,515);
  • 08:35 When we need support we'll tell you
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,517);
  • 08:38 but we're fine right now.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,519);
  • 08:40 Such a statement sounded ludicrous but it
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,523);
  • 08:43 established the fact that Zola Levitt Ministries is
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,526);
  • 08:46 not trying to make a fortune out of the ministry.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,529);
  • 08:50 The resources of Biblical materials we offer are
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,532);
  • 08:53 those that are helpful to our viewer's spiritual walk.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,537);
  • 08:57 Zola Levitt went home to the Lord seven years ago
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,540);
  • 09:00 but Myles and Katharine Weiss continue to sound
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,543);
  • 09:03 the call for the church to recognize that God
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,546);
  • 09:06 is not finished with the Jewish people
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,548);
  • 09:09 and Israel remains his timepiece.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,551);
  • 09:12 When I heard the Gospel from a Messianic perspective
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,554);
  • 09:15 it strengthened my faith in God.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,557);
  • 09:17 But it was something I recognized as being worthy
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,559);
  • 09:20 of my financial support.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,561);
  • 09:22 If you see this outreach as worthy of your
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,563);
  • 09:24 financial support please call us at
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,566);
  • 09:27 1-800-WONDERS...visit us online at levitt.com.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,571);
  • 09:31 or write to us at Zola B ox 12268, Dallas, TX 75225.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,578);
  • 09:39 We depend on your financial sustenance.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,582);
  • 09:43 Thank you.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,586);
  • 09:47 ♪ Background music ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,610);
  • 10:11 ♪ Background music ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,636);
  • 10:37 Our resource on this program,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,638);
  • 10:39 "An Epic Love Story, Jews and Gentiles One in Messiah"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,643);
  • 10:44 by Myles Weiss
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,645);
  • 10:46 This booklet answers some questions you may have on
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,648);
  • 10:48 issues like...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,659);
  • 10:59 "An Epic Love Story" takes you into the heart and the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,662);
  • 11:02 mind of Paul's writings to the Roman church.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,665);
  • 11:05 Contact us and ask for "An Epic Love Story".
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,672);
  • 11:13 What a blessing to have the Epic Love Story
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,675);
  • 11:15 Myles, to offer to our audience.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,676);
  • 11:17 It's a great resource.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,678);
  • 11:18 I know a lot of people have said it's really
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,679);
  • 11:20 helped them to understand Romans 9-11.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,684);
  • 11:24 So we talked earlier about the settlers and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,688);
  • 11:29 we don't even like to call them settlers
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,690);
  • 11:31 because it's God ordained land.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,693);
  • 11:34 Exactly, listen to the tone of this letter.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,696);
  • 11:37 And you know all of our mail is not love mail.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,698);
  • 11:39 Some of it is a little more dramatic than that.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,700);
  • 11:41 This comes from William and he says,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,713);
  • 11:54 Well I have a problem with this.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,716);
  • 11:56 And I think God has a problem with this because
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,719);
  • 11:59 what the world is calling the "West Bank" is the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,723);
  • 12:03 heartland of Israel.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,725);
  • 12:05 It is Judea and Samaria.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,727);
  • 12:07 It is not some addition.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,729);
  • 12:10 It is not some west bank of a river, the Jordan river.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,733);
  • 12:13 It is the place where the patriarchs walked,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,736);
  • 12:16 where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,738);
  • 12:18 It's where Yeshua taught.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,740);
  • 12:20 It's where he performed his miracles.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,742);
  • 12:22 It is the heart of the nation of Israel and so it
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,746);
  • 12:26 has such a rich history of Jewish life and thought
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,750);
  • 12:31 and teaching and philosophy and activity and living,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,754);
  • 12:34 that to call these folks settlers and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,756);
  • 12:37 to call that the west bank of a river
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,759);
  • 12:39 is just demeaning.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,760);
  • 12:41 It's just not the case.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,762);
  • 12:42 Right...people are hearing the call of God
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,763);
  • 12:44 that he said he would re-gather them.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,766);
  • 12:46 And they are hearing it, they are responding to it
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,768);
  • 12:48 and they are obeying the Scriptures by coming there.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,770);
  • 12:51 You know the Bible says in Genesis 15, verse 18,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,786);
  • 13:07 Yes...now this is important because it is so
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,788);
  • 13:09 much bigger than the small strip of land that is
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,792);
  • 13:12 currently being contested in the modern world.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,794);
  • 13:15 The promise to Israel...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,796);
  • 13:16 some have called it "greater Israel"...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,798);
  • 13:18 The promise to Abraham regarding Israel,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,800);
  • 13:20 is a large piece of land and it is a
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,803);
  • 13:24 promise to that lineage, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,807);
  • 13:28 Jacob is Israel and is a promise to the Jewish people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,812);
  • 13:32 Now these settlers so called...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,815);
  • 13:36 and we'll get to random acts of violence in a moment...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,818);
  • 13:39 but the settlers are residents...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,821);
  • 13:42 Just peaceful, loving people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,823);
  • 13:43 Peace loving, peace seeking, mostly observant
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,827);
  • 13:48 orthodox Jewish people who have read the Bible,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,831);
  • 13:51 believed what they understand and have taken
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,834);
  • 13:54 it literally and have moved back to Israel
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,836);
  • 13:57 according to the Word of the Lord.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,838);
  • 13:58 For instance David Rubin who lives up in Shiloh
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,840);
  • 14:01 where the ark rested and where Hannah heard from
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,843);
  • 14:03 the Lord about Samuel's birth.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,845);
  • 14:05 these people are beautiful people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,847);
  • 14:07 They are people that love God that just tend the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,849);
  • 14:10 earth, make it blossom and basically just want to
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,852);
  • 14:13 live there with their families fulfilling what
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,855);
  • 14:15 God has asked them to do to go and build villages,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,859);
  • 14:19 plant vineyards and tend towards them.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,862);
  • 14:22 Fulfill the Word of Scripture and to me
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,865);
  • 14:25 these are modern day heroes.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,867);
  • 14:28 They looked at for example in Amos 9:15 where it says
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,871);
  • 14:31 "I will plant you in this land"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,872);
  • 14:32 "never to be plucked out again."
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,874);
  • 14:34 You will build vineyards, you'll grow things,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,876);
  • 14:36 you'll live there in peace
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,877);
  • 14:38 and you'll never be pulled out of this land again."
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,880);
  • 14:41 And they looked at that and said okay that's for me.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,882);
  • 14:43 They've made aliyah
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,884);
  • 14:44 and these communities, by the way,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,886);
  • 14:46 when you hear it on the television
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,888);
  • 14:48 you think of some...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,889);
  • 14:50 I don't know what it looks like in your mind's eye
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,891);
  • 14:52 but these are beautiful communities of nice houses,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,895);
  • 14:55 well kept, with just life coming from the children...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,899);
  • 15:00 And they only act when something is pushed at them;
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,903);
  • 15:03 they will defend their homes.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,904);
  • 15:05 But they are not going out and attacking.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,907);
  • 15:07 They are not being terrorists.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,909);
  • 15:09 They are simply defending their right to exist.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,911);
  • 15:11 Talk about settlers being uprooted, Gaza was uprooted
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,915);
  • 15:15 and all of those beautiful people left
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,918);
  • 15:18 and now we just have rockets.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,920);
  • 15:20 Right there was just the misguided attempt by
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,924);
  • 15:25 Ariel Sharon in 2005 to gift Gaza to the neighbors
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,932);
  • 15:32 hoping that would certainly bring a measure of peace
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,935);
  • 15:36 because if the land of Gaza was given to
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,938);
  • 15:39 the Arab neighbors that they would certainly live
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,940);
  • 15:41 in peace with the Israelis.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,943);
  • 15:43 And what happened instead was that the greenhouses
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,945);
  • 15:46 and all of the growing activity, all of the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,949);
  • 15:49 places that were built were torn to the ground
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,951);
  • 15:52 and what has come instead has been thousands of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,954);
  • 15:54 rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,957);
  • 15:57 And it is unfortunately the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,960);
  • 16:00 opposite of what was hoped for.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,962);
  • 16:03 Now we see the arising of a special status state for Palestine.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,969);
  • 16:10 And that's a whole discussion that we'll get into later.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,972);
  • 16:13 But the special status for a proposed state is really
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,978);
  • 16:18 a tremendous victory for Hamas.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,981);
  • 16:21 Hamas means violence.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,983);
  • 16:24 It means that the launching for terror into Israel
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,989);
  • 16:30 is getting legitimacy in the world community
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,992);
  • 16:32 because of the United Nations...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,994);
  • 16:34 the united nothing...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,996);
  • 16:36 the united unified...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,997);
  • 16:38 however you want to say that.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,999);
  • 16:39 It is getting air play and legitimacy for violence to
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1003);
  • 16:43 come again against Israel.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1005);
  • 16:46 And I have to say that you can only understand this
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1008);
  • 16:48 by looking at the Word.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1010);
  • 16:50 And the Word speaks clearly about the " aliyah ",
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1014);
  • 16:54 the "return" and the rebuilding, the virtual
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1018);
  • 16:58 garden that's been made there by the Israelis.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1021);
  • 17:01 And now we're seeing that that's being contested and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1024);
  • 17:05 probably will be until the Lord returns.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1027);
  • 17:07 Well the Scripture tells us that it will be but
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1030);
  • 17:10 that God himself will defend his land and his people
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1034);
  • 17:15 because he has a plan.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1036);
  • 17:17 And it's a shaking.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1038);
  • 17:18 It's the birth pains.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1039);
  • 17:20 But we can look up and we can know that our
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1042);
  • 17:22 redemption draws nigh.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1043);
  • 17:24 Yes that's true.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1044);
  • 17:25 Our redemption is drawing nigh.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1046);
  • 17:27 God is on the move and so do what we do.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1049);
  • 17:30 Stand with Israel, you will not regret it.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1052);
  • 17:32 We'll be back after this.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1056);
  • 17:36 Your financial contributions to Zola Levitt Ministries
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1058);
  • 17:39 enable us to bring you our weekly television series,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1061);
  • 17:42 our monthly newsletter
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1063);
  • 17:43 and our website.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1065);
  • 17:45 But you may not know that your gift of funds also
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1067);
  • 17:47 makes a difference in Israel through our support
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1069);
  • 17:49 of the Jerusalem Archaeology Fund;
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1072);
  • 17:52 Bridges for Peace;
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1074);
  • 17:54 and the Lone Soldier Fund.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1076);
  • 17:56 We welcome your donations to Zola Levitt Ministries
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1079);
  • 18:00 as we serve together until the Messiah returns.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1101);
  • 18:22 ♪ And then the storm will break, ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1104);
  • 18:24 ♪ The clouds will roll and shake, ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1106);
  • 18:27 ♪ The rains will fill the brooks and streams. ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1111);
  • 18:32 ♪ Thunder will tremble then, ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1114);
  • 18:34 ♪ Making the faithful men to doubt him, ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1118);
  • 18:39 ♪ To cry out to him, "Lord, do you see we perish?' ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1126);
  • 18:47 ♪ And he will calm the storm, "peace be still." ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1139);
  • 19:00 ♪ music interlude ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1189);
  • 19:49 ♪ So calm, so blue, the Holy Sea of Galilee, ♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1200);
  • 20:00 ♪ In grace, in peace, in praise of our Messiah. ♪♪
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1224);
  • 20:24 That's Zola.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1225);
  • 20:26 He was a master musician.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1227);
  • 20:28 But he also just brought the joy of simple music
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1230);
  • 20:31 to all of us.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1232);
  • 20:32 He really translated his love for Israel through
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1234);
  • 20:35 his music and through this program and everything
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1237);
  • 20:38 that he did as the founder of this work.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1240);
  • 20:40 He was quite a guy.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1241);
  • 20:42 Want to continue with our letters
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1243);
  • 20:44 This one caught my attention,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1255);
  • 20:55 This comes from TM in Missouri.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1258);
  • 20:59 Well really the only folks among the Jewish people
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1262);
  • 21:02 that are sure that they come from the priestly
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1265);
  • 21:06 tribes are the Levites and the " cohanim" or the "Cohens".
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1269);
  • 21:10 So when you come across people like Zola Levitt or
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1272);
  • 21:13 last name Levi, Levinson...those names
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1275);
  • 21:16 that sound like they're related to the word "Levite"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1279);
  • 21:19 are generally speaking they are from the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1282);
  • 21:22 levitical tribe and so they're from the tribe of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1284);
  • 21:24 Levi and probably have that historical connection
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1288);
  • 21:29 to that function of the priests.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1291);
  • 21:31 And the " cohanim" or the "priests" themselves are
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1295);
  • 21:36 people who you run into have names like Cohen,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1297);
  • 21:38 Kahn...those kinds of names.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1300);
  • 21:41 Which is your mother's name.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1302);
  • 21:42 Oh yeah, my mom's side of the family are Cohen
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1305);
  • 21:46 and they probably, again, come from that priestly tribe.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1310);
  • 21:50 It's interesting because of those last names
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1313);
  • 21:53 growing up in the synagogue my uncles Cohen
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1317);
  • 21:57 they would get the honor of coming up to the " bema "
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1320);
  • 22:00 to the "platform" and reading the Torah on a
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1323);
  • 22:04 Saturday morning because they were cohanim .
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1326);
  • 22:07 And so there's an honor that's given to the modern
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1329);
  • 22:10 Jewish people in conservative and orthodox
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1333);
  • 22:13 Judaism and it's kind of a typical way of doing that.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1336);
  • 22:16 Other than that we really don't know.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1338);
  • 22:18 I like to joke that I'm left handed so maybe I'm
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1340);
  • 22:20 from the tribe of Benjamin but we really don't know
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1342);
  • 22:23 and it's not that important in the long term is it?
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1346);
  • 22:27 Because really the blood line of the natural sphere
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1351);
  • 22:32 is interesting and it's notable but there's only
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1355);
  • 22:36 one blood that really counts and that is the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1359);
  • 22:40 blood of the spotless Lamb of God.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1362);
  • 22:43 You know the whole story is about the Lamb of God
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1366);
  • 22:46 and his sacrifice for mankind and so while I'm
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1369);
  • 22:50 interested in my history as a Cohen really it's the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1374);
  • 22:54 saving blood of Yeshua , the Messiah, that really
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1377);
  • 22:57 makes a difference in my life and in other's lives.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1380);
  • 23:01 It's really the story about the tribes for the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1384);
  • 23:04 current, contemporary people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1386);
  • 23:07 So that's that one.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1388);
  • 23:08 Now you have one.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1389);
  • 23:09 I do.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1390);
  • 23:11 I have somebody...one of our viewers said,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1416);
  • 23:37 Which is wonderful that we get to bring the land to our viewers.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1425);
  • 23:46 And so that's just saying that this work continues
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1429);
  • 23:49 because it's God's work and it's in God's heart
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1432);
  • 23:53 and it's in God's plan that the whole world will
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1437);
  • 23:57 know that Jesus is a Jewish Messiah coming back
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1441);
  • 24:02 for a Jewish Jerusalem and going to be the Lion of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1445);
  • 24:06 the Tribe of Jerusalem...Judah...and
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1449);
  • 24:09 that God has a plan and no matter what you hear the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1453);
  • 24:14 news saying, the media saying, man saying, the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1457);
  • 24:17 Word of God stands forever
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1459);
  • 24:20 and that's what this ministry is based on.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1461);
  • 24:22 That's what we love to see unfold.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1463);
  • 24:24 You know going back to you being a Cohen...you know
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1466);
  • 24:26 when you were bar mitzvahed you read a
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1468);
  • 24:28 certain passage and it was thrilling to you after you
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1471);
  • 24:31 became born again Myles to go back and learn because
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1474);
  • 24:35 you were able to Google what your Ashkenazi would
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1478);
  • 24:39 be reading at that time.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1480);
  • 24:40 Exactly, I got on line and this guy found me.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1483);
  • 24:43 We found each other and he said are you Sephardic,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1485);
  • 24:45 Spanish or Ashkenazi ...European?
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1487);
  • 24:48 And I said, well, I'm from...my people are from Europe
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1490);
  • 24:50 and he said I'll get back to you on Monday.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1491);
  • 24:52 And on Monday he says what you read on May 2, 1964
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1495);
  • 24:55 was Ezekiel 44 verses 15 - 31.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1500);
  • 25:00 Thrilling
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1501);
  • 25:01 So I went and I looked it up and it is the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1503);
  • 25:03 passage of Scripture where the sons of Israel are
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1507);
  • 25:08 admonished to follow the sons of Zadock to go into
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1512);
  • 25:12 the Lord, minister to him
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1514);
  • 25:15 and then come out and minister to the people.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1516);
  • 25:17 Now I had no idea as a 13 year old that someday that
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1520);
  • 25:20 I would be doing that as a pastor and now of course
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1522);
  • 25:23 with ZLM and the other ministries that we have.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1525);
  • 25:26 But God knows and so in his sovereignty he
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1528);
  • 25:29 actually had me reading as a not so obedient, not so
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1532);
  • 25:32 nice Jewish boy reading the passage that would
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1535);
  • 25:35 become essentially a life script for me because he's
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1537);
  • 25:38 a big God an he's a good God.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1540);
  • 25:41 And this opportunity that we have here together with
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1545);
  • 25:45 the viewers, with the readers of the Levitt letter
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1547);
  • 25:47 is really to bring what I think is one of
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1551);
  • 25:51 the most...maybe the most important message ever
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1555);
  • 25:55 which is that the greatest story ever told about the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1557);
  • 25:58 greatest person, the Messiah of the world, the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1561);
  • 26:02 Messiah of the Jews and the Savior of the world
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1565);
  • 26:05 that he is as you say coming back to a Jewish Jerusalem
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1568);
  • 26:09 and we get to shout that from the housetops.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1572);
  • 26:13 We have the opportunity to tell everyone through this
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1576);
  • 26:16 program and through the writing that we do and the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1578);
  • 26:19 tours and all of that we need to be looking for
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1582);
  • 26:23 the return of the Lord and you need to be telling
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1585);
  • 26:26 your loved ones, the people that you care about the most,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1588);
  • 26:28 that they need to say "yes" to Yeshua
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1591);
  • 26:32 because as we say "yes" to him our life is
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1594);
  • 26:35 transformed here and we also are setting ourselves up
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1597);
  • 26:38 for an eternity with God himself.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1600);
  • 26:41 So till we see you again we want to again remind you,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1606);
  • 26:46 Shal'alu shalom Yerushalayim
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1608);
  • 26:48 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1612);
  • 26:53 Our resource on this program...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1614);
  • 26:54 "An Epic Love Story, Jews and Gentiles one in Messiah"
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1619);
  • 27:00 by Myles Weiss
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1621);
  • 27:02 This booklet answers some questions you may have on
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1624);
  • 27:04 issues like...
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1634);
  • 27:15 "An Epic Love Story" takes you into the heart and the
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1637);
  • 27:18 mind of Paul's writings to the Roman church.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1642);
  • 27:22 Contact us and ask for "An Epic Love Story".
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1648);
  • 27:28 Our monthly newsletter the "Levitt letter" is free
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1650);
  • 27:31 and full of insightful articles and news commentary
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1653);
  • 27:34 from a Messianic perspective.
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1655);
  • 27:36 Visit levitt.com to find our newsletter along with
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1658);
  • 27:39 current and past programs,
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1660);
  • 27:41 our television schedule
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1662);
  • 27:42 and much more!
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1663);
  • 27:44 Your donations to Zola Levitt Ministries
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1665);
  • 27:46 help these ministries
  • javascript: void video_jump(0,1667);
  • 27:47 bless Israel.

Links from this show

Guest organizations and links

Zola Levitt Presents
Levitt Letter
Tours
Podcasts