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Series: “Journey of Restoration”
Through this ten-part series, you join a group of pilgrims touring Israel. Our Messianic Sabra (native-born) guide opens the Bible with the Hebrew language at his command. Be enriched as pastors Myles and Katharine Weiss tag-team with our local guides. Meet “living stones” of the Body of Messiah in the Land, many of whom ZLM supports through benevolent funds.
Episode: “Up to Jerusalem”
From Beit She’an, the pagan gateway city, we go to Qumran, site of the Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls. We learn of God’s perfect timing in the Scrolls’ discovery. On Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, Myles welcomes our pilgrims to the Holy City with a Hebrew blessing.

Caption transcript for Journey of Restoration: “Up to Jerusalem” (4/10)

  • 00:05 I LOVE ISRAEL,
  • 00:06 I LOVE THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:08 IT'S TOTALLY SO...
  • 00:09 IT'S INDESCRIBABLE.
  • 00:11 IT FEELS LIKE HOME...
  • 00:12 IT JUST FEELS LIKE HOME.
  • 00:14 WELCOME TO JERUSALEM...
  • 00:15 IT JUST TOOK MY BREATH AWAY.
  • 00:17 IT JUST SHOWS THE FINGER PRINT OF GOD EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:19 TO REALIZE HOW SPECIAL THIS CITY AND THE PEOPLE WERE TO THE LORD...
  • 00:24 IT'S GOD'S CHOSEN LAND AND JESUS WALKED ON IT.
  • 00:28 I THINK THERE'S A RESTORATION AS PASTOR MYLES TALKED ABOUT.
  • 00:31 HOW GOD IS REALLY GATHERING THE JEWS.
  • 00:36 THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST WE'VE BEEN GRAFTED-IN
  • 00:40 AND NOW THIS IS OUR CITY ALSO.
  • 00:53 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM.I'M MYLES WEISS
  • 00:56 I'M KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 00:57 AND WE'RE SO GLAD TO BE WITH YOU TODAY.
  • 00:59 WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY OF RESTORATION.
  • 01:01 THIS SHORT TIME WE'VE BEEN FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE GALILEE,
  • 01:05 "THE JESUS TRIANGLE" THEY CALL IT WHERE JESUS DID MOST OF HIS MINISTRY.
  • 01:09 AND NOW WE HEAD TO JERUSALEM.
  • 01:12 WE'RE GOING UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 01:13 IT'S ALWAYS SPOKEN OF AS "UP TO JERUSALEM".
  • 01:15 WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A CIRCUITOUS PATH BY GOING THROUGH THE JEZREEL VALLEY
  • 01:19 AND DOWN TO BET SHEAN AND THEN QUMRAN AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 01:24 AND BET SHEAN IS NOTED IN JOSHUA 17 AND I SAMUEL 31.
  • 01:30 IT'S ONE OF THE OLDEST TELS THAT WE HAVE,
  • 01:32 ONE OF THE OLDEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN ISRAEL.
  • 01:35 AND THERE'S SOME SIGNIFICANT BIBLICAL EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE THERE.
  • 01:38 BUT WHAT'S REALLY NOTICEABLE
  • 01:40 IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE OUT OF BET SHEAN AND AT QUMRAN.
  • 01:44 ONE WAS DEDICATED TO THE ROMAN LIFE, THE ROMAN LIFESTYLE AND THE GODS OF ROME.
  • 01:49 AND THE OTHER WAS A PLACE OF SEPARATION
  • 01:52 WHERE THE ESSENES ATTEMPTED TO FIND A CLOSER WALK WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL
  • 01:57 AND BY THE WAY WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND; GOD'S GIFT...
  • 02:01 BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO THE NEW STATE OF ISRAEL IN 1947,
  • 02:06 QUMRAN, THE PLACE WHERE AN ARAB SHEPHERD BOY THREW A STONE INTO A CAVE
  • 02:12 AND UNEARTHED THE GREATEST BIBLICAL TREASURE OF OUR TIME.
  • 02:15 ABSOLUTELY...ESTABLISHING THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE AND REAL
  • 02:19 WE KNOW THAT AS BELIEVERS
  • 02:21 BUT THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT NOW.
  • 02:23 YES, SO IT'S ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO SEE THIS CONTRAST BETWEEN BET SHEAN AND QUMRAN
  • 02:28 SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO
  • 02:30 LET'S GO UP TO JERUSALEM BY WAY OF BET SHEAN.
  • 02:35 (Myles Weiss speaking) THE BIBLICAL HILL CALLED TEL BET SHEAN
  • 02:38 IS MADE UP OF 21 LAYERS OF ROOMS
  • 02:40 DATING AS FAR BACK AS THE 5TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
  • 02:44 I SAMUEL 31 STATES THAT THE VICTORIOUS PHILISTINES
  • 02:47 HUNG THE BODY OF KING SAUL ON THE WALLS OF BET SHEAN.
  • 02:51 IN THE ROMAN PERIOD THE CITY WAS RENAMED SCYTHOPOLIS
  • 02:55 AND BECAME THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE DECAPOLIS.
  • 02:58 OUR TOUR GUIDE YUVAL SHEMSH
  • 03:00 TELLS US THAT IT FLOURISHED DURING THE CHRISTIAN OR BYZANTINE PERIOD AS WELL.
  • 03:12 INDEED SCYTHOPOLIS BECAME A CHRISTIAN CITY
  • 03:17 DURING THE 4TH CENTURY A.D. THE TIME OF CONSTANTINE.
  • 03:20 AND REMEMBER THE REASON IT WAS NAMED "BYZANTINE" PERIOD
  • 03:23 BECAUSE THEY SAID IT'S THE NEW CAPITAL CITY IN BYZANTIUM WHICH IS ISTANBUL OF TODAY.
  • 03:29 SO INSTEAD OF ROME AS IT WAS BEFORE, BYZANTIUM BECAME THE NEW CAPITAL OF THE EMPIRE,
  • 03:35 A CITY WHICH HE NAMED AFTER HIS OWN NAME CONSTANTINOPOLIS, THE CITY OF CONSTANTINE.
  • 03:41 AND THAT'S REASON WE ARE NAMING IT THE BYZANTINE PERIOD,
  • 03:45 THE TIME THAT CHRISTIANITY BECAME THE OFFICIAL RELIGION ALL OVER THE EMPIRE.
  • 03:52 BEFORE THE CHRISTIANS WERE PERSECUTED...
  • 03:54 NOT TO FORGET THAT...
  • 03:56 MANY OF THEM FOUND THEIR DEATH IN AMPHITHEATERS LIKE THE ONE HERE IN BET SHEAN...
  • 04:00 ALL OVER THE EMPIRE.
  • 04:02 BUT THEN HE COULDN'T STOP THE FORCES WITH CONSTANTINE
  • 04:06 AND AT SOME POINT HERE IT BECAME THE OFFICIAL RELIGION ALL OVER THE EMPIRE.
  • 04:11 AND WE'RE GOING TO ENTER THE THEATRE OF SCYTHOPOLIS
  • 04:16 AND ALL OF US SAW ONE ALREADY...THE ONE IN CAESAREA.
  • 04:20 REMEMBER THAT.
  • 04:21 SO HERE YOU SEE SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR
  • 04:24 BUT MOST OF WHAT YOU'LL SEE...
  • 04:27 90 PER CENT OF THE THEATRE YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE...
  • 04:29 IT IS INTACT AS IT WAS FOUND.
  • 04:42 SO WE'RE IN THE THEATRE OF SCYTHOPOLIS, BET SHEAN
  • 04:46 AND MOST OF THE STONES SEATS YOU ARE LOOKING AT ARE INTACT AS IT WAS FOUND.
  • 04:52 ON THE FAR CORNER TO THE RIGHT IT WAS RE-DONE
  • 04:56 BUT WHAT YOU SEE TODAY IT IS ONLY THE FIRST LEVEL OF SEATS OR THE FIRST TIER.
  • 05:02 THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE RIGHT BEHIND YOU
  • 05:04 AND THE THIRD ONE HIGHER...
  • 05:06 ALL TOGETHER 7,000 SEATS.
  • 05:13 (Myles Weiss speaking) WHILE THERE'S NO SPECIFIC REFERENCE IN THE GOSPELS
  • 05:16 TO JESUS VISITING SCYTHOPOLIS
  • 05:19 THE ROAD FROM THE GALILEE TO JERICHO AND ON UP TO JERUSALEM PASSED THROUGH SCYTHOPOLIS.
  • 05:25 THIS WAS THE PRIMARY ROUTE FOLLOWED BY PILGRIMS FROM GALILEE
  • 05:28 TO THE GREAT FESTIVALS IN THE HOLY CITY.
  • 05:31 IT WAS ALSO THE "GATEWAY CITY" LEADING TO THE OTHER MEMBER CITIES OF DECAPOLIS.
  • 05:36 A "CARDO" OR SHOPPING CENTER WAS CENTRAL TO SCYTHOPOLIS
  • 05:41 LINED WITH MARBLE COLUMNS AND STONE PAVEMENTS.
  • 05:44 IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT CITY
  • 05:46 BUT A PAGAN ONE THAT WORSHIPPED FOREIGN GODS.
  • 05:49 WHILE THE RESIDENTS OF SCYTHOPOLIS SOUGHT AFTER THE RICHES OF THIS WORLD,
  • 05:53 THE RESIDENTS OF THIS SITE FLED FROM ITS TRAPPINGS.
  • 05:57 THIS IS QUMRAN, THE NEXT STOP ON OUR JOURNEY.
  • 06:00 YUVAL TELLS US ABOUT THE MONASTIC LIFE OF THE ESSENES.
  • 06:09 THE JEWISH PEOPLE DURING THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD WAS DIVIDED TO THREE MAJOR SECTS...
  • 06:17 THE PHARISEES THAT WE READ ABOUT THEM IN THE BIBLE...
  • 06:19 THE SADDUCEES AND THE ESSENES.
  • 06:23 THE ESSENES AS THE SADDUCEES THEY ALL CAME FROM UPPER CLASS FAMILIES, PRIESTLY FAMILIES
  • 06:29 AND THEY USED TO LIVE IN THE UPPER CITY OF JERUSALEM MOST OF THEM.
  • 06:34 BUT BY THE END OF THE 2ND CENTURY B.C.
  • 06:37 MANY OF THEM HAVE DECIDED TO LEAVE JERUSALEM
  • 06:39 WHICH IN THEIR EYES BECAME A CORRUPTED CITY AND ESPECIALLY THE HIGH PRIEST.
  • 06:45 THEY HAVE NAMED HIM "THE WICKED PRINCE"
  • 06:48 BECAUSE THE HIGH PRIEST BACK THEN HE WAS THE JEWISH KING
  • 06:50 ALEXANDER JANNAEUS WAS TRYING TO HOLD TWO POSITIONS...
  • 06:54 TO SERVE AS A HIGH PRIEST IN THE TEMPLE AND AT THE SAME TIME AS THE KING OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 07:00 AND REMEMBER WHAT YESHUA SAID ABOUT IT.
  • 07:03 "YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON AT THE SAME TIME."
  • 07:07 SO WITH IT CAME A LOT OF CORRUPTION AND THEY TREATED THE TEMPLE AS A CENTRAL BANK.
  • 07:12 IT BECAME A WAY FOR THEM
  • 07:13 JUST A WAY TO MAKE MORE AND MORE MONEY
  • 07:16 BECAUSE TO REMIND YOU ALL EVERY PILGRIM WHO CAME TO THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
  • 07:20 HAD TO PAY HEAVY TAX; THE TEMPLE TAX.
  • 07:24 SO THE ESSENES DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.
  • 07:29 IN THEIR EYES JERUSALEM BECAME A CORRUPT CITY;
  • 07:31 THE HIGH PRIEST A CORRUPT MAN
  • 07:33 AND THEY DECIDED TO LEAVE.
  • 07:35 AND THEY CAME DOWN TO THE DESERT; THEY CROSSED THE DESERT, LIVED BY THE DEAD SEA
  • 07:39 AND THEY ESTABLISHED WHAT WE SEE HERE...RUINS OF...
  • 07:42 YOU CAN MAYBE THINK ABOUT IT AS A MONASTERY WHERE ONLY CHOSEN MEN WERE ALLOWED TO SERVE.
  • 07:48 AND WHEN THEY CAME THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM SCROLLS,
  • 07:52 BIBLICAL SCROLLS, OTHER SCROLLS THAT THEY BROUGHT FROM JERUSALEM
  • 07:57 AND THEY LIVED HERE IN THIS LOCATION FOR QUITE MANY YEARS UP UNTIL 68 A.D.
  • 08:08 KNOWING THAT THE ROMAN ARMY IS ON THE WAY
  • 08:12 THE ESSENES TOOK THE MOST VALUABLE THINGS THAT THEY POSSESSED, THE SCROLLS,
  • 08:16 AND HID THEM IN THE CAVES NEARBY.
  • 08:18 AND THEY WERE LEFT THERE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
  • 08:21 FOR 19 CENTURIES AND NO ONE KNEW ABOUT THEM.
  • 08:24 FOR 19 CENTURIES THEY WERE THERE
  • 08:27 UNTIL THEY WERE DISCOVERED BY A SHEPHERD BOY WHO WAS LOOKING AFTER A LOST SHEEP.
  • 08:32 AND THAT'S WHAT THE GOOD SHEPHERD DOES.
  • 08:34 NOT FAR AWAY FROM HERE THERE IS A CAVE KNOWN AS Q1.
  • 08:38 "Q" STANDS FOR "QUMRAN" THE NAME OF THE SITE.
  • 08:41 AND RIGHT THERE HE WENT TO LOOK FOR THE LOST SHEEP AND FOUND IT.
  • 08:44 LATER MORE SCROLLS WERE DISCOVERED IN OTHER CAVES.
  • 08:47 SO FAR SCROLLS WERE DISCOVERED IN 11 CAVES
  • 08:52 AND WE TAKE ALL THE FRAGMENTS AND WE PIECE THEM TOGETHER AND WE WILL GET ABOUT 900 SCROLLS.
  • 08:58 SO WE ARE GOING TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT IT SOON
  • 09:03 BUT NO DOUBT THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 09:05 THE NUMBER ONE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY; PERHAPS IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 09:09 THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPT OF THE BIBLE THAT WAS WRITTEN IN HEBREW WAS DISCOVERED HERE
  • 09:14 WHILE BEFORE THE OLDEST TEXT OF THE BIBLE WE HAD WAS ONLY 1,000 YEARS OLD.
  • 09:19 THE SCROLLS ARE GOING BACK TO THE 1ST CENTURY B.C.
  • 09:23 THEY ARE 1,100 YEARS OLDER.
  • 09:26 AND WHEN THE TEXT WAS COMPARED IT WAS IDENTICAL.
  • 09:31 SO EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A GAP OF 1,100 YEARS OR EVEN MORE IT WAS IDENTICAL.
  • 09:37 AND THAT WAS THE PROOF THAT INDEED WE ARE ALL SHARING READING THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 09:54 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 09:58 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER "THE LEVITT LETTER".
  • 10:02 AT LEVITT.COM YOU CAN READ THE NEWSLETTER,
  • 10:05 WATCH THE TV PROGRAM,
  • 10:07 OR VISIT OUR ON-LINE STORE.
  • 10:10 STAY CURRENT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA VIA FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
  • 10:14 COME WITH US ON A TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 10:17 OR A CRUISE TO GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 10:20 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 10:25 (Voice of Zola Levitt) YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THESE THINGS
  • 10:27 IN OUR BOOK "THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL"
  • 10:30 AND COMPANION BOOKLETS
  • 10:31 SINCE PASSOVER IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 10:33 THE COMPANION BOOK IS "THE MIRACLE OF PASSOVER"
  • 10:36 AND THEN THE THIRD IN THAT SMALL SERIES
  • 10:37 "THE CHRISTIAN LOVE STORY" AMPLIFIES THE JEWISH WEDDING,
  • 10:41 APPOINTED PASSOVER AND HAVING TO DO WITH THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 10:44 THOSE THREE TOGETHER I'M SURE ARE THE BEST THREE ITEMS OUR MINISTRY EVER OFFERED.
  • 10:49 I MEAN WE'VE JUST SENT OUT I SUPPOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM AND ARE WELL WORTH KNOWING.
  • 10:54 SO GET THAT...
  • 10:56 CALL IT THE "FEAST PACKAGE"... THE THREE BOOKLETS.
  • 11:00 WE WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU OUR LEVITT LETTER.
  • 11:02 IT'S A FULL NEWS MAGAZINE
  • 11:04 WITH UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS ABOUT ISRAEL.
  • 11:06 AND YOU KNOW WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM OF RESEARCHERS
  • 11:08 THAT COMB THROUGH THE NEWS
  • 11:09 FROM THE INTERNET AND AROUND THE WORLD
  • 11:11 TO BRING YOU THE MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR THE SEASON
  • 11:14 THAT YOU RECEIVE THIS.
  • 11:16 SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR THIS
  • 11:18 AT 1-800-WONDERS
  • 11:19 OR LEVITT.COM
  • 11:21 AND WHEN YOU DO RECEIVE THIS,
  • 11:22 IF YOU ALSO SEND FUNDS,
  • 11:24 THAT HELPS US SEND IT TO WHOEVER WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE IT.
  • 11:26 ABSOLUTELY, IT KEEPS EVERYTHING MOVING FORWARD.
  • 11:30 YOU KNOW I ALSO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
  • 11:34 THERE'S A WONDERFUL DOCUMENTARY
  • 11:37 THAT'S BEEN MADE WITH ZOLA
  • 11:39 CALLED "SECRETS OF THE SCROLLS"
  • 11:41 AND IT GOES A LITTLE BIT DEEPER INTO THE DISCOVERY OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
  • 11:45 EXACTLY, SO LET'S GO TO QUMRAN
  • 11:47 WHERE OUR GUIDE YUVAL SHEMSH IS STANDING RIGHT NEAR THE CAVE
  • 11:51 WHERE THE ACTUAL DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND.
  • 11:53 HERE WE GO TO QUMRAN.
  • 12:05 THIS IS KNOWN AS "Q4".
  • 12:08 "Q" STANDS FOR QUMRAN;
  • 12:09 "4", CAVE NUMBER 4.
  • 12:12 AND REMEMBER THAT SO FAR THE SCROLLS WERE DISCOVERED IN 11 CAVES.
  • 12:16 MOST OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE DISCOVERED HERE IN THIS CAVE ALONE...IN Q4.
  • 12:21 SO OUT OF THE 900 SCROLLS 530 OF THEM WERE FOUND HERE.
  • 12:29 BUT NOT...
  • 12:31 AGAIN...THE SCROLLS NOT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IN Q4
  • 12:36 THEY DISCOVERED TINY FRAGMENTS...14,000 FRAGMENTS.
  • 12:40 THEY KEPT LOOKING.
  • 12:42 LATER ON THEY DISCOVERED 1,000 MORE.
  • 12:45 SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 15,000 FRAGMENTS OF SCROLLS
  • 12:49 THAT IF WE'LL PUT THEM TOGETHER WE WILL GET 530 OUT OF THE 900.
  • 12:55 YOU KNOW THE FIRST MAN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT WAS, WAS PROFESSOR SUKENIK
  • 13:01 BECAUSE HE KNEW THE HISTORY WELL.
  • 13:04 AND IMMEDIATELY AS HE WAS LOOKING AT THE SCROLLS AND SAW THE HEBREW ALPHABET
  • 13:09 SO HE IMMEDIATELY MADE THE RIGHT CONNECTION HE BEGAN TO SHIVER.
  • 13:13 HE BEGAN TO SHIVER.
  • 13:14 HE WAS THE FIRST MAN TO REALIZE WHAT IT WAS...
  • 13:17 WHAT HE WAS HOLDING.
  • 13:19 AND THAT'S AN AMAZING STORY
  • 13:22 BECAUSE THE EXACT DATE THAT THIS MAN, PROFESSOR SUKENIK, WAS LOOKING AT IT,
  • 13:28 IT WAS AN HISTORICAL DAY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 13:31 YOU SHOULD LISTEN CAREFULLY.
  • 13:34 THIS WAS THE NOVEMBER 29TH 1947.
  • 13:41 I'LL REPEAT IT AGAIN...
  • 13:42 NOVEMBER 29TH 1947.
  • 13:45 ON THE SAME DAY, THE VERY DAY,
  • 13:47 THE UNITED NATIONS TOOK THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH THE STATE OF ISRAEL
  • 13:52 KNOWN AS THE "PARTITION PLAN".
  • 13:56 REMEMBER I TOLD YOU ABOUT THAT?
  • 13:58 1947 THE U.N. TOOK THE DECISION TWO YEARS AFTER THE WAR, AFTER THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST,
  • 14:06 THE U.N. TOOK THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 14:10 AND SO IT WAS NOT A COINCIDENCE
  • 14:13 NO DOUBT IT WAS GOD'S TIMING...
  • 14:15 GOD'S TIMING.
  • 14:28 B'RIT HADASHAH, THE NEW TESTAMENT, TELLS US
  • 14:31 THAT EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT COMES DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS ABOVE
  • 14:35 WITH WHOM THERE'S NO SHADOW OF TURNING.
  • 14:37 WHEN GOD GIVES GIFTS HE GIVES PERFECT GIFTS.
  • 14:41 AND THERE'S A THEME IN RESTORATION OF GOD WANTING ALWAYS TO LEAD TOWARDS
  • 14:46 THE REVELATION OF THE BRIDE OF YESHUA MADE UP OF JEWS AND GENTILES TOGETHER.
  • 14:51 NOW WATCH THIS.
  • 14:53 IN PREPARATION FOR THIS INCREDIBLE BIRTHDAY PRESENT THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE TO ISRAEL
  • 14:58 THERE WAS SOME PRECEDENCE THAT LED TO IT
  • 15:00 NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH WERE TURNING POINTS IN THE MODERN ERA
  • 15:05 THAT SIGNIFIED CHANGES COMING TO THE CHURCH
  • 15:08 AND CHANGES COMING TO ISRAEL
  • 15:10 THAT WOULD CULMINATE WITH THIS AMAZING STORY
  • 15:13 OF GOD BASICALLY WRITING A BLANK CHECK TO BOTH THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS SAYING,
  • 15:17 MY WORD IS TRUE AND ALL FLESH IS GRASS, THE FLOWER FADES, LIFE COMES AND GOES,
  • 15:26 HUMAN LIFE COMES AND GOES BUT MY WORD IS ESTABLISHED FOREVER.
  • 15:29 AND THESE SCROLLS FOREVER ESTABLISH THAT HIS WORD IS SUCH.
  • 15:34 IN FACT HE SAYS IN PSALM 138 VERSE 2,
  • 15:37 I HAVE MAGNIFIED MY WORD ABOVE MY NAME.
  • 15:40 NOW ONLY GOD CAN SAY THAT.
  • 15:41 I'VE MAGNIFIED MY WORD ABOVE MY NAME.
  • 15:44 NOW WE KNOW THE LIVING WORD IS MAGNIFIED AS WELL.
  • 15:47 BUT AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY
  • 15:50 WHEN THEODORE HERZL REALIZED THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE NEEDED A HOMELAND
  • 15:53 BECAUSE OF ANTI-SEMITISM THAT WAS RISING IN EUROPE
  • 15:57 HE WENT TO THE CROWNED HEADS OF EUROPE...
  • 15:59 AND WHO DID HE GO WITH?
  • 16:01 HE WENT WITH A CHRISTIAN PASTOR.
  • 16:03 AND BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN PASTOR AND THE JEWISH PIONEER
  • 16:06 THEY STARTED TO GET FAVOR MOVING TOWARDS CREATING A JEWISH HOMELAND.
  • 16:10 AT THE SAME TIME THAT WAS GOING ON TWO THINGS WERE HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.
  • 16:14 THE CHURCH WAS AWAKENING TO THE RESTORATION OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
  • 16:18 AND THE HEBREW LANGUAGE WAS BEING RESTORED AS WELL.
  • 16:22 AND ELIEZER BEN-YEHUDA WAS RESTORING THE HEBREW LANGUAGE
  • 16:25 AS THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT WERE COMING BACK TO THE CHURCH...
  • 16:28 BOTH HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 16:30 IN 1906 WHEN THE WORLD COMMUNITY TRIED TO GIVE UGANDA TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 16:37 THE JEWISH PEOPLE SAID THANK YOU, LO TADA..."NO THANKS".
  • 16:41 WE'LL WAIT FOR JERUSALEM...
  • 16:43 BECAUSE EVERY YEAR FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AT THE PASSOVER SEDER WE SAY WHAT?
  • 16:47 "L'SHANAH HABA'AH B'YERUSHALAYIM"...
  • 16:49 "NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM"
  • 16:52 WE NEVER SAID "NEXT YEAR KAMPALA LUMPUR".
  • 16:55 WE SAY "NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM".
  • 16:58 AND SO THE JEWISH PEOPLE SAID NO THANK YOU TO THE WORLD'S COMMUNITY.
  • 17:01 AT THE SAME TIME THAT THEY SAID NO, WE'LL WAIT FOR ISRAEL
  • 17:04 THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME IN POWER IN AZUSA STREET
  • 17:07 AND THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT, THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT
  • 17:10 BLEW OUT AND WENT AROUND THE WORLD TOUCHING NATIONS.
  • 17:16 WE KEEP MOVING FORWARD IN THE RESTORATION MOVING TOWARDS THIS GREAT GIFT.
  • 17:20 IN 1948 WHEN THIS GIFT WAS GIVEN...
  • 17:23 THE SCROLLS WERE DISCOVERED...
  • 17:25 THE SAME TIME A YOUNG MAN NAMED BILLY GRAHAM WAS RELEASED FULL TIME INTO HIS MINISTRY
  • 17:31 AND WENT AROUND THE WORLD AS THE GREATEST EVANGELIST IN THE MODERN ERA.
  • 17:35 GOD'S RESTORING THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 17:37 HE'S RESTORING THE CHURCH.
  • 17:39 HE'S GROWING ISRAEL.
  • 17:40 HE'S GROWING THE BELIEVERS.
  • 17:43 THERE'S A SHARED DESTINY THAT HE'S ALWAYS LOOKING AT THAT'S LEADING TO THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.
  • 17:48 IT'S LEADING TO THE SHARED DESTINY FOR THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.
  • 17:51 WE COULD GO FORWARD FROM THERE.
  • 17:52 IN 1967 WHEN JERUSALEM CAME BACK TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 17:56 THE CHARISMATIC RENEWAL TOUCHED ALL THE MAINSTREAM DENOMINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 18:00 IN 1973 WHEN THE YOM KIPPUR WAR WAS FOUGHT AND WON
  • 18:04 CHUCK SMITH AND THE ENTIRE JESUS PEOPLE MOVEMENT
  • 18:07 BLEW OUT ALL ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
  • 18:10 AND ALSO TOUCHED MANY, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE.
  • 18:12 AND IN FACT THE "JEWS FOR JESUS" SO CALLED...
  • 18:15 MANY MESSIANICS WERE BORN OF THE SPIRIT
  • 18:17 AND THEY ARE NOW THE SPIRITUAL PIONEERS IN THIS PLACE.
  • 18:21 SO THE PIONEERS THAT CAME HERE WERE THE ESSENES.
  • 18:24 MOVE FORWARD 2,000 YEARS,
  • 18:27 THE PIONEERS OF THEODORE HERZL AND THOSE THAT CAME TO BUILD THIS COUNTRY IN THE PHYSICAL
  • 18:31 AND NOW THE PIONEERS THAT ARE HERE SPIRITUALLY LOOKING FOR THE COMING OF THE KING.
  • 18:37 HERE'S WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,
  • 18:39 THESE VERY SCROLLS THAT WERE FOUND HERE SAID,
  • 18:41 "LISTEN TO THE WORD OF THE LORD."
  • 18:55 AND THE ANSWER IS YES.
  • 18:57 NOVEMBER 29, 1947 THE SCROLLS WERE FOUND WHEN THE VOTE WAS TAKEN.
  • 19:01 FAST FORWARD JUST A FEW MONTHS...MAY 14, 1948
  • 19:05 AND THE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL WAS BORN.
  • 19:10 AND NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS TOGETHER.
  • 19:13 JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ARE NOW LABORING TOGETHER LOOKING TOWARDS REDEMPTION
  • 19:17 AND LOOKING UP BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS CLOSE.
  • 19:20 AMEN.
  • 19:38 1948 THE DISCOVERY OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
  • 19:42 IT IS SUCH A REMARKABLE THING FOR US TO SEE THAT GOD NOT ONLY KEEPS HIS WORD
  • 19:49 BUT HE PERFORMS HIS WORD.
  • 19:50 HE SAID IT.HE DOES IT.
  • 19:52 AND IT'S OUR JOB TO BELIEVE IT.
  • 19:54 THAT'S WHAT YOU SAY MYLES.
  • 19:55 BUT IT'S SO AMAZING BECAUSE NOT ONE JOT NOR ONE TITTLE SHALL BE REMOVED
  • 20:00 BECAUSE GOD IS SUPREME AND HE IS IN CHARGE
  • 20:02 AND THAT IS SUCH A SURE PLACE TO PUT OUR FAITH.
  • 20:05 WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY REALLY WHAT MAN OR WARS OR PEOPLE ARE DOING
  • 20:09 BECAUSE OUR FAITH IS IN THE WORD OF GOD AND IT IS TRUE.
  • 20:13 SO WE LEAVE QUMRAN AND WE HEAD UP TO JERUSALEM.
  • 20:17 IT'S GOING TO BE SUCH A BLESSING TO BRING YOU THE HEART OF THE HEART OF THE MATTER...
  • 20:22 THE EPICENTER OF THE WORLD.
  • 20:25 YOU KNOW IT IS THE PLACE THAT DAVID DESIRED TO BUILD A HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 20:30 SO LET'S TAKE YOU NOW TO JERUSALEM.
  • 20:38 (MUSIC)
  • 21:00 I LIKE TO READ THE PSALMS OF ASCENT.
  • 21:02 THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THEM LEADING UP TO JERUSALEM
  • 21:04 BUT THE FAVORITE ONE FOR BEING HERE IS THIS ONE.
  • 21:50 AND WE SAY AS YOU KNOW AT THE END OF EVERY PROGRAM
  • 21:52 WE ALWAYS SAY WHAT?
  • 21:53 "SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 21:55 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 21:58 SO I WANT TO SAY A TRADITIONAL PRAYER THAT SANCTIFIES THE MOMENT.
  • 22:02 THERE'S A PRAYER THAT WE PRAY THAT SAYS, GOD YOU ARE THE SAME MIRACLE WORKING GOD TODAY
  • 22:08 THAT YOU WERE IN THE TIMES OF OUR FOREFATHERS
  • 22:11 AND YOU CAN DO WHATEVER WE NEED DONE,
  • 22:13 YOU CAN BE WHOEVER WE NEED YOU TO BE IN THIS MOMENT.
  • 22:16 SO JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES AND RECEIVE THIS AS FROM THE LORD.
  • 22:20 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 22:27 LORD WE THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US AND BRINGING US TO THIS MOMENT...
  • 22:32 THIS MOED...THIS PRECIOUS, SPECIAL TIME TO BE WITH YOU THE HASHEM YESHUA.AMEN
  • 22:39 I WANT TO THANK GOD FOR PRESERVING YOU ALL AND GRANTING YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART
  • 22:46 TO BRING YOU HERE TO THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.
  • 22:49 AND I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO PRAY FOR MY PEOPLE.
  • 22:52 IF YOU'LL JOIN WITH ME JUST ONCE AGAIN.
  • 22:55 I JUST WANT TO SEND THIS SHOUT OUT TO MY OWN PEOPLE TO HEAR AND TO COME TO OUR MESSIAH.
  • 23:03 SO THIS IS THE SHEMA, THIS IS THE CENTRAL PRAYER OF ALL OF HEBREW LIFE.
  • 23:08 AND FOR YOUR MICROPHONES SAKE IT MIGHT GET LOUD.
  • 23:12 (Myes singing) ♪SHI'MA YIS'RA'EIL♪
  • 23:17 ♪ADONAI ELOHEINU♪
  • 23:20 ♪ADONAI ECHAD.♪
  • 23:24 ♪BARUCH SHEM K'VOD MALCHUTO L'OLAM VA'ED.♪
  • 23:30 (Myles interprets) HEAR, O ISRAEL,
  • 23:32 THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
  • 23:35 BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 23:38 AMEN...AMEN
  • 23:40 MAY IT BE THAT MY OWN PEOPLE WOULD COME TO KNOW YESHUA HAMASHIACH.AMEN
  • 23:51 ISRAEL IS DEFINITELY A CONTRAST YOU KNOW.
  • 23:54 WE HAD TIBERIUS AND GREEN, PLUSH LANDS AND QUMRAN...
  • 23:57 IT JUST TURNS INSTANT DESERT.
  • 24:00 AND YET RIGHT OUTSIDE OF QUMRAN THEY HAVE HUGE DATE TREE PALMS THAT THEY'RE GROWING.
  • 24:05 AND SO YOU KNOW IT SPEAKS OF JUST THE POWER OF GOD TO HIDE HIS WORD...AND THE WORD THERE.
  • 24:12 AND THEN THE STORY THEY GAVE WHERE ON THE SAME DAY THAT ISRAEL IS DECLARED BY THE U.N.
  • 24:17 AND THOSE ARE DISCOVERED.
  • 24:19 IT JUST SHOWS THE FINGER PRINT OF GOD EVERYWHERE.
  • 24:21 YOU SEE HIS FINGERPRINT.
  • 24:22 IT'S OVERWHELMING TO SAY THE LEAST...
  • 24:26 THE HOLY CITY OF GOD.
  • 24:28 AND THE BASIC AREA THAT ABRAHAM MET MELCHIZEDEK, THE KING OF SALEM...
  • 24:35 THE KING AND HIGH PRIEST OF SALEM...OF THIS PLACE...
  • 24:38 LIKE YESHUA, WITHOUT BEGINNING OF DAYS AND NO END OF DAYS
  • 24:43 AND ALL OF THE HISTORY THAT WE KNOW ABOUT THIS AND WHERE WE'RE AT
  • 24:47 AS I WAS SHARING WITH OUR DRIVER ABOUT THE BLESSING OF BEING GRAFTED-IN TO THIS.
  • 24:53 AS A GENTILE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST WE'VE BEEN GRAFTED-IN
  • 24:57 AND NOW THIS IS OUR CITY ALSO.
  • 25:00 IT FEELS LIKE HOME.
  • 25:02 IT JUST FEELS LIKE HOME.
  • 25:04 AND I CAN'T DESCRIBE IT BEYOND THAT...
  • 25:07 IT JUST FEELS LIKE...
  • 25:09 I'VE COME HOME...
  • 25:11 AND IT'S LIKE YOUR PARENTS ARE HERE...
  • 25:14 IT'S LIKE YOUR ANCESTORS ARE HERE...
  • 25:17 IT'S LIKE...I'M HOME.
  • 25:19 AND IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE.
  • 25:22 IT'S REALLY BEYOND DESCRIPTION.
  • 25:34 I KNOW YOU APPRECIATE THOSE TESTIMONIES LIKE WE DO.
  • 25:37 I REMEMBER THE DOWNLOAD OF INSIGHT
  • 25:40 THAT YOUNG BRIAN WAS GETTING WHILE HE WAS IN THE LAND.
  • 25:43 AND ALSO CLIFF WHO'S A PASTOR...
  • 25:45 THE WAY HE WAS SEEING THE BIBLE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
  • 25:48 AND THE PERSONAL UPLIFTING THAT HE AND HIS WIFE MARILYN WERE EXPERIENCING WAS A JOY FOR US.
  • 25:54 YOU KNOW WE KNOW THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN COME TO ISRAEL
  • 25:57 AND SO IT'S SUCH A JOY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BRING YOU THESE MESSAGES
  • 26:01 AND TO TAKE YOU ON A TOUR IN THIS WAY
  • 26:03 SO THAT YOU GET TO SEE THE INCREDIBLE WEALTH OF THE WORD
  • 26:07 THAT THE WAY WORD COMES ALIVE WHEN WE'RE THERE TOGETHER.
  • 26:09 SO WE THANK YOU FOR SENDING US,
  • 26:11 FOR STANDING WITH US FINANCIALLY SO THAT WE CAN GO AND BRING YOU THESE MESSAGES.
  • 26:15 WE UNDERSTAND THAT AMERICA...
  • 26:17 THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING...
  • 26:18 WHOEVER SEES THESE PROGRAMS WILL GET A VIEW OF ISRAEL,
  • 26:22 THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE WORD OF GOD AND YESHUA HIMSELF
  • 26:25 IN A CLEAR WAY THAT THEY MAY NOT GET SOMEWHERE ELSE.
  • 26:28 YES, SO PLEASE, WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, SEND US A GIFT.
  • 26:32 IT JUST IS A WAY OF STANDING WITH US
  • 26:35 TO CONTINUE THE WORD OF THE LORD GOING OVER THE AIRWAVES
  • 26:39 THE CHRISTIANITY THROUGH JEWISH EYES
  • 26:42 AND THAT THE LORD HAS A PLAN FOR ISRAEL AND FOR YOU.
  • 26:46 IT'S TRUE.
  • 26:47 AND SO UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN
  • 26:49 WE ALWAYS LIKE TO CLOSE OUR PROGRAM BY REMINDING YOU,
  • 26:52 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:54 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:58 (Voice of Zola Levitt) YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THESE THINGS
  • 27:00 IN OUR BOOK "THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL" AND COMPANION BOOKLETS
  • 27:04 SINCE PASSOVER IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 27:06 THE COMPANION BOOK IS "THE MIRACLE OF PASSOVER"
  • 27:08 AND THEN THE THIRD IN THAT SMALL SERIES
  • 27:10 "THE CHRISTIAN LOVE STORY" AMPLIFIES THE JEWISH WEDDING,
  • 27:14 APPOINTED PASSOVER AND HAVING TO DO WITH THE KINGDOM TO COME.
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  • 27:22 I MEAN WE'VE JUST SENT OUT I SUPPOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM AND ARE WELL WORTH KNOWING.
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Journey Begins
  2. Yeshua’s Galilee Ministry
  3. Reforestation and Revelation
  4. Up to Jerusalem
  5. Resistance and Rest
  6. Holy Places, Holy Moments
  7. In the Footsteps of History
  8. The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
  9. Prophecy and the Patriarchs
  10. The Destiny of the Heartland
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