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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: “In the Footsteps of History”
We pray at the Temple’s Western Wall after hearing Yuval’s historical overview. At the Southern Steps, Myles teaches about that site’s authenticity. The Garden Tomb provides a serene setting for discussing the connection between Passover and Holy Communion. Pilgrims’ testimonies relate blessings encountered on the tour.

Caption transcript for Journey of Restoration: “In the Footsteps of History” (7/10)

  • 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...
  • 00:23 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
  • 00:39 AND NOW THIS IS OUR CITY ALSO.
  • 00:52 SHALOM AND WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM.
  • 00:54 I'M MYLES WEISS
  • 00:55 AND I'M KATHARINE WEISS.
  • 00:57 AND WE ARE CONTINUING OUR JOURNEY OF RESTORATION.
  • 01:00 GOD IS RESTORING ISRAEL, THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 01:03 AND BRINGING THE NATIONS UP TO WORSHIP IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:06 IN FACT TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BE AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 01:09 WE'RE GOING TO BE NEAR THE WESTERN WALL AND REALLY SEE THE HEART OF THE MATTER.
  • 01:13 DO YOU KNOW THAT THE VERY NAME FOR GOD IS IN JERUSALEM?
  • 01:16 THE "SHIN", THE LETTER "SHIN" IN HEBREW IS THE BEGINNING OF THE WORD FOR EL SHADAI
  • 01:22 AND JERUSALEM'S CALLED THE MEZUZAH OF THE WORLD, THE GATES OF THE WORLD,
  • 01:28 BECAUSE GOD COMES THERE; HE PUTS HIS NAME THERE
  • 01:31 AND IT'S AS IF THE INVISIBLE BECOMES VISIBLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:34 THE VERY RAVINES, THE VERY VALLEYS OF JERUSALEM FORM THE LETTER "SHIN"
  • 01:40 AND SO GOD PUT HIS NAME THERE.
  • 01:42 THE HEBREW WORD SHIN >>YES
  • 01:44 I LOVE IT
  • 01:46 AND ALSO IN PSALM 122 IT SAYS
  • 01:57 SO LET'S GO NOW TO THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 02:02 OKAY RIGHT NOW WE'RE ALL FACING HEROD'S WESTERN RETAINING WALL
  • 02:08 ALSO KNOWN AS "THE WAILING WALL".
  • 02:11 WHY WAILING?
  • 02:13 IT SAYS ALL CRYING.
  • 02:15 THE PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE TO PRAY.
  • 02:17 THEY STILL REMEMBER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 02:20 NOW WE ARE STANDING AND THE PEOPLE ARE STANDING, THOSE THAT ARE FACING THE WALL,
  • 02:26 THEY ARE MUCH HIGHER IN RELATION TO THE STREET LEVEL BACK THEN.
  • 02:30 2,000 YEARS AGO STREET LEVEL WOULD HAVE BEEN 45 FEET LOWER.
  • 02:35 SO WE ARE ALL STANDING ON RUINS...
  • 02:37 LOTS OF RUINS UNDERNEATH.
  • 02:39 AND WHAT YOU SEE TODAY IT IS ONLY A SMALL REMNANT OUT OF A MUCH LONGER WALL
  • 02:45 WHICH BEGAN AT THE CORNER RIGHT HERE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT PLATFORM
  • 02:52 AND ENDED FAR AWAY FROM HERE
  • 02:54 WHERE IS THE MUSLIM QUARTER TODAY A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST 1600 FEET.
  • 03:00 AND SO IT WAS A MUCH LONGER WALL.
  • 03:02 THE REASON WE CANNOT SEE IT ALL
  • 03:04 BECAUSE IT WAS COVERED UP OVER THE YEARS BY DIFFERENT BUILDING STRUCTURES
  • 03:08 THAT WERE BUILT RIGHT NEXT TO IT.
  • 03:10 BUT THE WALL HE LEFT TO IMAGINE
  • 03:12 WENT ON FOR ANOTHER 1600 FEET AND THE STREET LEVEL MUCH LOWER.
  • 03:18 THE AVERAGE WEIGHT OF THE STONES HERE IS BETWEEN 5 TO 10 TONS.
  • 03:24 AND THE SMALLEST STONE WEIGHED ABOUT 2 AND A HALF TONS IN THE WALL.
  • 03:32 BUT IT WAS NOT, REMEMBER, NOT ONE OF THE TEMPLE WALLS.
  • 03:37 THE TEMPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH HIGHER.
  • 03:39 LOOK AT THE GOLDEN DOME.
  • 03:41 REMEMBER WE ARE TOLD ABOUT IT TODAY THAT DURING THE FIRST TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,
  • 03:47 THE TEMPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT THERE WHERE WE SEE TODAY THE DOME OF THE ROCK;
  • 03:51 IN HEROD'S TIME COULD BE A POSSIBILITY THAT THE TEMPLE WAS MORE TO THE LEFT...
  • 03:56 MORE TO THE NORTH.
  • 03:58 SO WHY IT BECAME SUCH A HOLY GROUND FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 04:01 BECAUSE IF YOU STAND HERE IT'S THE CLOSEST YOU CAN GET
  • 04:05 TO THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 04:07 TO THE LOCATION OF TEMPLE.
  • 04:09 REMEMBER THE ENTRANCE TO THE TEMPLE WAS FROM THE EAST IN
  • 04:12 AND THE INNER SECTION OF THE INNER ROOM IN THE TEMPLE WAS KNOWN AS "THE HOLY OF HOLIES".
  • 04:18 SO THE BACK WALL OF THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 04:20 THE BACK WALL OF THE TEMPLE WAS RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE WALL YOU ARE LOOKING AT.
  • 04:26 SINCE JEWS CANNOT GO UP AND PRAY...
  • 04:30 CHRISTIANS NOT ALLOWED...
  • 04:31 YOU CAN GO UP AND VISIT 2 HOURS IN A DAY
  • 04:33 BUT YOU CANNOT GO UP THERE AND WORSHIP AND PRAY.
  • 04:36 SO IT BECAME A VERY HOLY GROUND FOR THE PEOPLE
  • 04:39 AND REMINDER OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 04:41 NOT TO FORGET THAT THE PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE THAT ARE NOT COMING TO WORSHIP STONES.
  • 04:45 THEY ARE PRAYING TO GOD
  • 04:47 BUT THIS IS MORE LIKE A REMINDER OF THE GLORIOUS PAST AND THE TEMPLE.
  • 04:52 SOON YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO WALK DOWN
  • 04:55 AND IT IS CUSTOMARY PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE WITH THE WISHING NOTES,
  • 05:00 PRAY NOTES THAT YOU SEE THEM PUTTING THE NOTES IN-BETWEEN THE STONES OF THE WALL.
  • 05:06 IT IS A HOLY GROUND AS IT IS IN THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 05:09 THERE IS A DIVIDER HERE BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN.
  • 05:13 SO THE WOMEN SHOULD WALK STRAIGHT DOWN
  • 05:16 AND THE MEN LEFT AND THEN ONLY THEN TURN RIGHT DOWN TO THE WALL.
  • 05:22 (Myles Weiss speaking) I NEVER TIRE OF VISITING THE WALL.
  • 05:25 HOW AWESOME IT IS TO STAND
  • 05:27 WITHIN THE SHADOW OF THE SITE
  • 05:28 THAT WAS ONCE GOD'S RESIDENCE ON PLANET EARTH.
  • 05:30 AND HOW COMFORTING TO KNOW HE STILL HEARS EVERY PRAYER
  • 05:35 AND STILLS BECKONS,
  • 05:37 CALL UNTO ME AND I WILL ANSWER YOU.
  • 05:40 JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE WESTERN WALL ARE THE SOUTHERN STEPS OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 05:45 YESHUA KNEW THESE STEPS WELL
  • 05:47 ASCENDING THEM FREQUENTLY WHEN GOING TO THE TEMPLE.
  • 05:52 THIS IS ONE OF THE X MARKS THE SPOT PLACES.
  • 05:56 THIS IS THE ACTUAL SOUTHERN STEPS.
  • 05:59 NOW MIXED IN YOU'LL SEE SOME MORE MODERN STONE
  • 06:02 BUT THE REALITY IS THAT THESE ARE THE STEPS WHERE YESHUA TAUGHT
  • 06:06 AND THESE ARE LIKELY THE STEPS WHERE PETER PREACHED THE PENTECOST SERMON.
  • 06:11 WE KNOW THAT THE BEGINNING OF THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS IN THE UPPER ROOM
  • 06:15 BUT THERE WAS NO WAY FOR 3,000 TO BE BAPTIZED IN A DAY IN THAT PROXIMITY,
  • 06:21 HOWEVER, ALL AROUND THE SOUTHERN STEPS OF THE TEMPLE THERE ARE MIKVOT,
  • 06:25 THERE ARE BAPTISMALS EVERYWHERE AROUND HERE.
  • 06:28 SO IT'S VERY LIKELY THAT THIS IS THE ACTUAL PLACE WHERE THAT SERMON CAME FORWARD
  • 06:33 AND WHERE REPENTANCE TOOK PLACE
  • 06:35 AND WHERE 3,000 WERE BORN AGAIN
  • 06:37 AND THE CHURCH BEGAN REALLY IN THE UPPER ROOM AND HERE.
  • 06:41 NOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS PLACE, ONE OF THE THINGS,
  • 06:43 THERE'S SEVERAL THINGS...
  • 06:44 ONE IS THAT YOU'LL NOTICE AFTERWARDS WHEN YOU WALK UP THERE
  • 06:47 THAT IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO WALK UP IN THE POWER OF YOUR OWN STRENGTH.
  • 06:51 THE WAY THE STEPS ARE SITUATED THEY KIND OF FORCE YOU TO TAKE A MOMENT AND REORIENT
  • 06:57 AND TAKE ANOTHER STEP AND REORIENT.
  • 06:59 IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU HAVE TO COME UP IN A SENSE OF HUMILITY.
  • 07:04 THE COMING UP TO THE MOST GLORIOUS TEMPLE POSSIBLE
  • 07:08 AND THEY COME FROM ALL OVER THE KNOWN WORLD.
  • 07:11 THREE TIMES A YEAR THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE EXHORTED,
  • 07:14 COMMANDED TO COME UP TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP.
  • 07:18 AND THE THREE MAJOR FEAST PERIODS WERE TO ALWAYS BE FILLED
  • 07:22 WITH THOUSANDS OF JEWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THOSE CONVERTS,
  • 07:26 THOSE THAT HAD KNIT THEMSELVES TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:29 THEY WOULD COME UP HERE HAVING DONE WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO
  • 07:32 TO GET THE TAX PAID AND TO GET THEIR SACRIFICE
  • 07:35 AND THEY WOULD HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME ORIENTING
  • 07:38 BECAUSE THERE WAS A WAY THAT GOD PUT IN THIS PROCESS
  • 07:42 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIS HOLINESS AND OUR HUMILITY, OUR NEED.
  • 07:48 AND IT'S A WONDERFUL PICTURE FOR US OF HOW WE COME TO THE LORD.
  • 07:51 WE COME TO HIM OPEN HEARTED SAYING, GOD HELP ME
  • 07:55 AND THAT'S A GREAT WAY.
  • 07:57 REMEMBER WAY BACK TO THE BAPTISM AT THE JORDAN, THE LOW PLACE.
  • 08:01 WELL THIS IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THAT WHERE YOU HAVE TO ORIENT AROUND GOD'S MAJESTY.
  • 08:07 NOW, HERE'S THE SYMMETRY OF GOD.
  • 08:09 I LOVE US.
  • 08:11 THIS IS MATHEMATICAL SYMMETRY.
  • 08:13 WE WONDER, WHAT ARE THE HEBREW ROOTS OF THE FAITH?
  • 08:16 WHAT'S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WAY BACK WHEN
  • 08:18 FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH AS WE KNOW IT.
  • 08:22 AT SINAI THAT WAS THE FIRST PENTECOST.
  • 08:25 IT WAS 50 DAYS AFTER THE PASSOVER IN EGYPT.
  • 08:29 50 DAYS AFTER THE PASSOVER IN EGYPT
  • 08:31 THE JEWISH PEOPLE COME OUT INTO THE WILDERNESS
  • 08:35 BECAUSE GOD SAID I'M GOING TO BRING THEM OUT TO WORSHIP ME.
  • 08:39 THEY COME OUT 50 DAYS LATER AND THEY ARE AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN AT SINAI.
  • 08:45 AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME REALLY SINCE THE BONDAGE, THE 400 YEARS PLUS, THEY BECOME A NATION.
  • 08:53 THEY BECOME A NATION.
  • 08:55 THEY'RE KNIT TOGETHER AT THE FOOT OF MOUNTAIN AS A NATION.
  • 08:59 WELL 50 DAYS AFTER THE CROSS THE CHURCH WAS BORN
  • 09:03 AND WE BECOME A NATION OF KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO THE LORD.
  • 09:08 50 DAYS AFTER PASSOVER IN THE WILDERNESS AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • 09:13 THERE'S SMOKE AND THUNDERING AND LIGHTNING AND THE AWESOMENESS OF GOD.
  • 09:18 50 DAYS AFTER THE CROSS TONGUES OF FIRE LAND ON THE HEADS OF THE DISCIPLES
  • 09:26 AND THEY ARE TOUCHED BY THE LIGHTNING OF GOD IN THE UPPER ROOM.
  • 09:30 50 DAYS AFTER THE PASSOVER AT SINAI 3,000 WERE SLAUGHTERED BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE.
  • 09:38 50 DAYS AFTER THE CROSS 3,000 WERE BORN AGAIN BECAUSE GOD IS REDEMPTIVE.
  • 09:45 50 DAYS AFTER THE PASSOVER IN EGYPT AND COMING OUT OF EGYPT GOD GAVE US THE LAW.
  • 09:53 HE GAVE US THE TORAH, THE GUIDANCE THAT WE NEED.
  • 09:57 AND 50 DAYS AFTER YESHUA WENT TO THE CROSS THE LAW WAS WRITTEN ON OUR HEARTS AS THE CHURCH OF GOD.
  • 10:04 PERFECT SYMMETRY; A MATHEMATICAL PERFECTION.
  • 10:10 MATHEMATICIANS CALL IT ELEGANCE
  • 10:11 BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE A WORD TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING SO OUTRAGEOUS SO AWESOME.
  • 10:17 AND SO HERE IT IS.
  • 10:18 THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH AS WE KNOW IT
  • 10:20 HAS ROOTS THAT GO ALL THE WAY BACK
  • 10:23 TO THE SALVATION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM THE BONDAGE OF EGYPT.
  • 10:27 JUST AS WE WERE SET FREE FROM OUR SINS THE ISRAELITES WERE SET FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF EGYPT.
  • 10:32 AND GOD DOES THAT INCREDIBLE BALANCING ACT AND HE BRINGS US INTO THIS PLACE.
  • 10:37 AND WE KNOW THAT THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YESHUA TAUGHT.
  • 10:41 SO AS YOU SPEND YOUR TIME HERE ENJOY THAT FACT THAT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE "X" MARKS THE SPOT.
  • 10:48 THIS IS A PLACE WHERE JESUS HIMSELF TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES AND THE MULTITUDES.
  • 10:53 AND THIS IS WHERE PETER PREACHED THE SERMON
  • 10:55 THAT LED TO THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH BEGINNING WITH THE 3,000. AMEN?
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  • 12:13 THE SOUTHERN STEPS ARE ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE "X" MARKS THE SPOT.
  • 12:18 THAT WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW THAT YESHUA ACTUALLY WALKED THERE THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS
  • 12:24 AND ALSO THROUGH JOSEPHUS TELLS US THAT HE WOULD HAVE COME UP LITERALLY THOSE STEPS.
  • 12:30 IT IS ONE THOSE VERIFIED SPOTS IN JERUSALEM.
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  • 13:02 SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO LET'S GO BACK TO JERUSALEM.
  • 13:10 (Myles Weiss speaking) THE GARDEN TOMB IS ALWAYS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 13:13 OF THE TOUR THROUGH THE HOLY LAND.
  • 13:16 AND PILGRIMS COME FROM EVERY NATION TO REMEMBER OUR LORD'S FINAL DAYS ON EARTH.
  • 13:20 THE ROLLING STONE...
  • 13:22 THE EMPTY TOMB...
  • 13:24 AND THE SIGN INSIDE THE TOMB WHICH STATES
  • 13:27 "HE IS NOT HERE FOR HE HAS RISEN"
  • 13:31 OUR GROUP GATHERED TOGETHER ADJACENT TO THE TOMB
  • 13:33 AS WE REMEMBERED OUR LORD'S ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN HOLY COMMUNION.
  • 13:39 THIS JOURNEY HAS BEEN SO MUCH ABOUT THE ROOTS OF OUR FAITH
  • 13:47 THAT GOES SO DEEP THROUGH THE PEOPLE INTO THE LAND HERE.
  • 13:52 AND THE COMMUNION SERVICE IS NOT DIFFERENT.
  • 13:55 THE COMMUNION SERVICE...
  • 13:56 REMEMBER WAY BACK AT THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 13:59 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW A THOUSAND YEARS BEFORE JOHN WAS IMMERSING.
  • 14:03 THE JEWISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT IMMERSING FOR REPENTANCE
  • 14:06 AND IT WAS A NORMAL PART OF JEWISH LIFE,
  • 14:09 A NORMAL PART OF HEBREW LIFE.
  • 14:11 WELL SO IT IS WITH COMMUNION.
  • 14:13 COMMUNION DIDN'T POP OUT OF RITUAL GOLD CANS SOMEWHERE IN A CHURCH.
  • 14:19 IT GOES BACK TO THE PASSOVER THAT YESHUA KEPT WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
  • 14:25 AND HERE, THE PLACE THAT MAY BE THE PLACE OF THE RESURRECTION
  • 14:30 IT'S THE PERFECT PLACE TO CELEBRATE COMMUNION AND TO THANK HIM FOR WHAT HE'S DONE.
  • 14:36 I LOVE THE WAY THE DOCENTS, THE LEADERS, YOU KNOW, THE GUIDES
  • 14:40 THE WAY THEY SAY, WELL WE'RE NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE PLACE
  • 14:43 BUT WE DO KNOW THAT HE IS THE MAN.
  • 14:45 WE'RE NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE EXACT PLACE
  • 14:47 BUT THE EMPTY TOMB IS NOT WHAT THE...
  • 14:49 THE TOMB IS NOT IMPORTANT
  • 14:51 IT'S THE EMPTY TOMB THAT IS IMPORTANT.
  • 14:53 AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CELEBRATING WHEN WE TAKE COMMUNION.
  • 14:55 IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A RITUAL
  • 14:58 BUT WAS ALWAYS INTENDED TO BE A TIME OF INTIMACY WITH THE LORD.
  • 15:02 AND I KNOW STORIES AND I'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY GOD PHYSICALLY DURING COMMUNION SERVICES
  • 15:09 AND I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE BEING HEALED DURING COMMUNION SERVICES.
  • 15:12 IT'S A MEETING PLACE WITH THE LORD HIMSELF.
  • 15:15 IT'S A PLACE WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MEET.
  • 15:18 AND IN THIS SERVICE OF THE PASSOVER THERE'S A PERFECT TIME
  • 15:23 THAT ONLY YESHUA COULD INSTITUTE COMMUNION,
  • 15:27 WHAT WE NOW USE AS COMMUNION
  • 15:29 BECAUSE THERE ARE 4 CUPS OF WINE THAT ARE USED IN THE COMMUNION SERVICE
  • 15:33 AND THE 3RD CUP IS THE CUP OF REDEMPTION.
  • 15:37 AND THAT'S WHEN HE SAID THIS IS MY BLOOD.
  • 15:41 THAT'S WHEN HE INSTITUTED WHAT WE NOW KNOW AS COMMUNION.
  • 15:45 AND HE SAID TO THE JEWISH DISCIPLES AND THEREFORE TO ALL GENERATIONS,
  • 15:49 WHENEVER YOU DO THIS, MEANING THE PASSOVER,
  • 15:52 AND WHENEVER YOU TAKE THE BLOOD AND THE BREAD...
  • 15:56 THE WINE AND THE BREAD,
  • 15:57 WHENEVER YOU DO THIS DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.
  • 16:00 HE CHANGED FOREVER THE INNER MEANING OF THE PASSOVER
  • 16:04 BECAUSE HE IS THE PASSOVER LAMB.
  • 16:07 AND SO ALL OF HEBREW HISTORY LOOKED FORWARD TO THAT MOMENT AND WE LOOK BACK AT THAT MOMENT
  • 16:13 AND REALIZE THAT THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF PROPHECY LED TO THAT CROSS
  • 16:17 AND THAT WAS GOD'S INTENTION WAS THAT WE WOULD RECEIVE THE PASSOVER LAMB
  • 16:24 WHO ALONE COULD TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD...
  • 16:26 YOUR SINS AND MY SINS.
  • 16:29 AND IT'S IN THAT MEETING PLACE...
  • 16:31 IT WAS DONE IN A FAMILY SETTING.
  • 16:33 IT WAS DONE WITH THE GUYS THAT HAD BEEN WALKING WITH FOR THREE YEARS.
  • 16:37 IT WAS NOT RITUAL.
  • 16:39 AND YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THEY WERE GOING THROUGH
  • 16:41 AS THEY WERE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THESE CHANGES THAT WERE BEING IMPLEMENTED
  • 16:46 AND THEN THE NEXT DAY THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND IT COMPLETELY
  • 16:49 BECAUSE AT THE TIME WHEN THE HIGH PRIEST WAS IN THE TEMPLE
  • 16:53 CUTTING THE THROAT OF THE SACRIFICE FOR PASSOVER
  • 16:57 AND SAYING, "NEGMAR", IT IS FINISHED.
  • 17:03 YESHUA WAS ON THE CROSS SAYING, "NEGMAR", IT IS FINISHED.
  • 17:08 AND ONCE AND FOR ALL THE SACRIFICE WAS DONE.
  • 17:12 AND SO WHEN WE TAKE COMMUNION TOGETHER IT'S AS...
  • 17:16 REALLY ALMOST AS A WEDDING SACRAMENT
  • 17:19 BECAUSE THAT THIRD CUP, THAT CUP OF REDEMPTION ALSO LOOKS TO THE HEBREW WEDDING.
  • 17:24 AND WHEN A YOUNG MAN WAS WANTING TO BETROTH A YOUNG WOMAN
  • 17:28 HE WOULD BRING THAT CUP AND PLACE IT BEFORE HER.
  • 17:31 AND IF SHE DRANK FROM THAT CUP THEN THEY WERE BETROTHED WHICH WAS AS GOOD AS MARRIAGE.
  • 17:36 AND SHE WOULD KEEP HERSELF ONLY TO HIM UNTIL HE CAME BACK FOR HER.
  • 17:42 AND HE WOULD LITERALLY GO AWAY TO HIS FATHER'S HOUSE AND PREPARE A PLACE FOR HER.
  • 17:48 AND THEN HE WOULD COME AT NIGHT TO COME AND GATHER HER TO HIMSELF.
  • 17:53 NOW WHEN I DO A WEDDING, A MESSIANIC WEDDING,
  • 17:56 I WILL OFTEN HAVE THE BRIDEGROOM COME DOWN THE CENTER OF THE ISLE
  • 18:00 AND THE BRIDE GO HALF WAY UP THE ISLE TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR.
  • 18:04 AND THEN THE TWO OF THEM WILL COME DOWN AND COME UNDER WEDDING CHUPHA TO BE MARRIED.
  • 18:10 IN AN ORTHODOX WEDDING THE FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE
  • 18:14 WILL WALK HER AROUND THE BRIDEGROOM 7 TIMES;
  • 18:17 7 THE NUMBER OF FULFILLMENT, COMPLETION.
  • 18:20 THEY WILL WALK HER AROUND THE BRIDEGROOM 7 TIMES AND PRESENT HER TO THE BRIDEGROOM.
  • 18:26 AND THAT'S WHO WE ARE.
  • 18:28 GOD IS WORKING ON US.
  • 18:30 HE'S STITCHING OUR WEDDING GARMENTS.
  • 18:32 SO IF YOU'RE FEELING A LITTLE NEEDLE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT NOW AND THEN THAT'S A GOOD THING.
  • 18:37 HE'S PREPARING OUR WEDDING GARMENTS
  • 18:39 BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A WEDDING IN THE SKY.
  • 18:42 AND WHEN WE SAID "YES",
  • 18:44 WHEN WE DRANK THAT CUP WE KEPT OURSELVES ONLY TO HIM UNTIL HE COMES FOR US
  • 18:50 BECAUSE HE'S GONE TO PREPARE A PLACE AND HE'S GOING TO COME BACK TO GET HIS BRIDE
  • 18:56 AND THAT'S YOU AND THAT'S ME.
  • 19:00 AND SO WHEN WE TAKE COMMUNION
  • 19:02 IT LOOKS BACK TO THE GIFT OF HIS BROKEN BODY AND HIS BLOOD POURED OUT
  • 19:08 AND IT LOOKS FORWARD TO THE WEDDING IN THE SKY AND THE ETERNITY WITH THE BRIDEGROOM.
  • 19:14 SO IT'S WAY MORE THAN JUST A RITUAL OR CEREMONY.
  • 19:19 IT'S A TIME OF MEETING, A PLACE OF MEETING.
  • 19:21 WHAT A BETTER PLACE TO DO IT THAN HERE.
  • 19:25 SO I'M GOING TO ASK IF WE COULD SING ANOTHER SONG
  • 19:28 AND I'M GOING TO ASK KATHARINE TO SERVE YOU COMMUNION
  • 19:31 AND THEN WE'LL PREPARE AND WE'LL TAKE COMMUNION TOGETHER.
  • 19:36 (SINGING) ♪O THE BLOOD OF JESUS O THE BLOOD OF JESUS♪
  • 19:51 ♪O THE BLOOD OF JESUS IT WASHES WHITE AS SNOW♪
  • 20:10 THE BODY AND THE BLOOD
  • 20:13 THERE WAS ONLY ONE BODY SINLESS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
  • 20:19 IT WAS THE ONLY BODY THAT COULD BE BROKEN SO THAT WE COULD BE HEALED.
  • 20:25 THE ONLY BODY THAT COULD BE BROKEN SO THAT WE COULD COME TOGETHER...
  • 20:29 ONLY ONE BODY THAT IS ABLE TO MAKE US WHOLE AGAIN
  • 20:35 AND THAT'S THE BODY OF YESHUA.
  • 20:38 AND THE PRAYERS THAT WE PRAY GO BACK TO THE TIME OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
  • 20:43 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 20:49 "BLESSED ARE YOU LORD GOD KING OF THE UNIVERSE WHO BRINGS FOR BREAD FROM THE EARTH."
  • 20:55 GOD WE THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR SON YESHUA
  • 20:59 WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BODY BROKEN FOR US.
  • 21:02 WE THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE THE BREAD OF HEAVEN THAT CAME,
  • 21:05 WENT INTO THE EARTH, CAME UP OUT OF THE EARTH
  • 21:08 AND PRESENTED TO THE FATHER AS A RANSOM WORTHY
  • 21:13 AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT SACRIFICE,
  • 21:16 IN YESHUA'S NAME. AMEN
  • 21:18 LET'S TAKE THAT
  • 21:34 THE DNA IN THE BLOOD COMES FROM THE FATHER'S SIDE
  • 21:38 SO THE DNA IN THE BLOOD OF YESHUA CAME FROM HEAVEN...
  • 21:42 CAME FROM OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
  • 21:45 AND SO THE BLOOD THAT WAS SPILLED WAS HEAVENLY AND THE ONLY BLOOD WORTHY
  • 21:52 THE ONLY BLOOD THAT COULD BE FOR REMISSION OF SIN
  • 21:56 BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO REMISSION OF SIN
  • 22:01 AND SO GOD TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO BE THAT REMISSION FOR US.
  • 22:06 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 22:11 "BLESSED ARE YOU LORD GOD, KING OF THE UNIVERSE WHO CREATES THE FRUIT OF THE VINE."
  • 22:15 LORD THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD.
  • 22:18 WILL WE EVER UNDERSTAND THE PRICE THAT YOU PAID?
  • 22:22 WILL WE EVER FULLY KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR YOU AT THE CROSS?
  • 22:26 WILL WE EVER FULLY UNDERSTAND THE BLESSING THAT YOU GRANTED TO US
  • 22:30 BUT WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU...
  • 22:33 THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE THE VINE AND WE ARE THE BRANCHES.
  • 22:35 THANK YOU THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR BLOOD WE CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE WITH YOU.
  • 22:40 WE CAN BE CLEANSED OF OUR SIN BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE.
  • 22:44 AND WE SAY, TODAH RABAH, THANK YOU JESUS.
  • 22:47 THANK YOU YESHUA...HALLELUJAH
  • 22:52 (SINGING) ♪BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI♪
  • 22:56 ♪BARUCH HABA B'SHEM ADONAI♪
  • 23:06 ♪HALLELUJAH...HALLELUJAH♪
  • 23:17 TO BE IN THE AREA WHERE THAT GREATEST SACRIFICE WAS MADE...
  • 23:25 WAS PRETTY TREMENDOUS.
  • 23:27 IT'S VERY MOVING.
  • 23:29 IT'S VERY SPECIAL TO BE HERE.
  • 23:31 AND JUST...
  • 23:33 IN THE AREA WHERE HE SUFFERED AND DIED AND WAS LAID IN THE TOMB AND THEN RESURRECTED.
  • 23:39 IT'S WONDERFUL TO THINK OF THE WOMEN THAT GOT UP WHILE IT WAS YET DARK
  • 23:44 TO COME PREPARE HIS BODY FOR BURIAL AND COME AND FIND OUT HE WAS NOT THERE
  • 23:49 BUT HE WAS RISEN AND SO IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 23:53 WHEN WE WALKED IN, ESPECIALLY TO THE TOMB,
  • 23:57 AND JUST LAY HANDS ON THE ROCK AND YOU KNOW...
  • 24:00 YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS, WHAT IT STANDS FOR.
  • 24:05 IT'S FANTASTIC.
  • 24:07 ACTUALLY WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN I WENT IN THE TOMB
  • 24:10 WAS THE REVERBERATION OF WHAT JOHN WROTE IN REVELATION ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAID TO HIM,
  • 24:17 I AM HE THAT WAS DEAD BUT I'M ALIVE FOREVERMORE
  • 24:21 AND JUST BOUNCED OFF THE WALLS IN THERE TO ME LITERALLY.
  • 24:26 IT'S AN AMAZING PLACE.
  • 24:30 I KNOW YOU CAN SENSE THE PROFOUND IMPACT THAT THIS TOUR HAS HAD ON OUR PILGRIMS
  • 24:34 AND I LOVE HEARING THEIR TESTIMONIES.
  • 24:36 THEY REALLY WERE MOVED AS I KNOW YOU ARE AS WELL
  • 24:38 BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURES OPENING TO US AS WE WALK THE LAND,
  • 24:42 AS WE WORSHIP THE LORD AS WE TAKE COMMUNION TOGETHER.
  • 24:45 IT'S JUST AN AMAZING TIME TO BE TOGETHER IN THE LAND.
  • 24:48 AND WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT WE CAN BRING THIS TO YOU
  • 24:50 ESPECIALLY IN THESE DAYS WITH TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
  • 24:53 WITH THE DISINFORMATION THAT'S ON THE AIRWAVES
  • 24:56 WE ARE SO GLAD THAT WE CAN BRING YOU THE TRUTH OF WHO THE LORD IS,
  • 25:00 OF WHO THE JEWS REALLY ARE AND WHAT ISRAEL IS ABOUT.
  • 25:04 IT'S OUR BLESSING TO BRING THIS BLESSING TO YOU.
  • 25:07 AND THAT GOD IS IN THE PLANNING PHASE OF RESTORING ALL THINGS
  • 25:11 NOT JUST FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE BUT FOR THE CHURCH.
  • 25:14 AND WE HEAR TESTIMONY AFTER TESTIMONY OF CHURCHES AWAKENING
  • 25:18 THAT THEY NEED TO STAND WITH ISRAEL BECAUSE THERE'S A SHARED DESTINY IN BOTH BECOMING ONE
  • 25:24 AND STANDING AND TAKING A STAND FOR THE BIBLE.
  • 25:28 SO PLEASE, IF IT'S EVER BEEN IN YOUR HEART TO SEND AN OFFERING
  • 25:31 OR A GIFT FOR THIS MINISTRY TO CONTINUE
  • 25:34 WE WOULD JUST LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR HEART FOR THE LORD,
  • 25:39 WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY AND WE JUST THANK YOU IN ADVANCE OF ANY GIFT.
  • 25:45 THAT'S RIGHT
  • 25:47 SO UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN
  • 25:49 WE ALWAYS LIKE TO CLOSE OUR PROGRAM BY REMINDING YOU,
  • 25:52 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 25:55 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 25:59 (SINGING) ♪HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH♪
  • 26:07 ♪HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH♪
  • 26:26 ♪HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH♪
  • 26:42 ♪HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH♪
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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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