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Episode: “Letter from Viewers”
Series: “Israel In Prophecy (cont)”

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  • 00:18 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
  • 00:22 is that they might be saved
  • 00:25 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • 00:27 for the same LORD over all
  • 00:30 is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:41 Shalom and welcome to our program. I'm Myles Weiss
  • 00:43 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 00:46 And it's our joy to hear from you
  • 00:49 and we're going to share some of the letters
  • 00:50 that people have written in to our newsletter
  • 00:53 and share them on the air today.
  • 00:54 Yes you know we get a lot of letters
  • 00:56 both to the newsletter and also to our TV program.
  • 00:59 Here's one from M.A.K. in Rhode Island.
  • 01:03 She writes in and says,
  • 01:04 "My 47 year old daughter,
  • 01:06 who is neither a new nor uniformed Christian,
  • 01:09 has concluded from what she read on the internet
  • 01:12 that the Church has replaced Israel.
  • 01:14 Are you familiar with this view
  • 01:16 and how do you refute it?"
  • 01:18 That's our heart's passion is to refute that.
  • 01:20 It's really true.
  • 01:21 This is what's called "replacement theology".
  • 01:24 If you've been watching our program for any length of time
  • 01:26 you know that it's one of our passions
  • 01:27 to deal with the fact that the Abrahamic Covenant
  • 01:30 and the connection with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
  • 01:33 who is Israel, has never been revoked by God.
  • 01:37 In fact, Paul tells us it's an irrevocable calling.
  • 01:41 We are called as Jewish people, as national Israel,
  • 01:44 which will lead to revelation of the Messiah
  • 01:47 but it really has to do with the Land
  • 01:49 and the Word and the authority of scripture
  • 01:51 and it's a sovereignty issue.
  • 01:53 And I like to put it this way...
  • 01:55 It says in Jeremiah 50,51 & 52
  • 01:57 about God's restoration of Israel.
  • 01:59 You know He took them out of their land
  • 02:02 as a punishment for their disobedience
  • 02:04 but it's like a child when a child is...you don't
  • 02:08 You don't disown them.
  • 02:10 Well you don't disown them but at the same time
  • 02:12 you don't want somebody else coming along
  • 02:14 and administering any kind of discipline.
  • 02:16 Oooo...that's really good.
  • 02:18 You know in Zechariah 1:15
  • 02:20 God admonishes the surrounding nations
  • 02:22 and says, you went too far;
  • 02:24 I was punishing them;
  • 02:25 I was correcting them
  • 02:27 but you, the Gentile nations, have gone too far.
  • 02:29 I think that's the history of the world
  • 02:31 in relation to the Jewish people.
  • 02:32 And also in Romans it's really clear.
  • 02:34 Roman's 9 through 11
  • 02:36 it says that His gifts and His callings are irreplaceable.
  • 02:40 Irrevocable
  • 02:41 without repentance God does not change His mind
  • 02:44 about the loving relationship with Israel.
  • 02:46 Thank God that you as Gentile believers
  • 02:49 and watchers of this program, viewers of our program,
  • 02:52 can be grafted in to the commonwealth of Israel.
  • 02:55 Ephesians 2:14 tells us that we,
  • 02:58 meaning you Gentile folks,
  • 02:59 are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel
  • 03:01 and He's broken down the middle wall of partition between us
  • 03:04 so that Jew and Gentile can worship the LORD together.
  • 03:07 It does not displace Israel.
  • 03:09 But I think it's a wonderful question
  • 03:11 because to tell you the truth
  • 03:12 when Myles and I first got called into the ministry
  • 03:14 we were called to the nations.
  • 03:16 We went to India and Africa and Russia
  • 03:19 and it wasn't until after we were on our way back
  • 03:21 from Russia doing marriage seminars
  • 03:23 that the LORD put it on our hearts
  • 03:26 that we had been neglecting His Jewish identity...
  • 03:30 your Jewish heritage and therefore robbing our kids.
  • 03:34 And then we began to go on this journey
  • 03:37 of being restored back to the way that God wanted you to be
  • 03:42 seen as a Messianic believer.
  • 03:43 Yes, I am a Jew; I was born a Jew;
  • 03:46 I will die a Jew or be raptured as a Jew
  • 03:48 and I'm a follower of Yeshua.
  • 03:50 It's the most Jewish thing I can do.
  • 03:52 And so replacement theology is a heresy.
  • 03:55 It is error and some more information for you
  • 03:58 would be through Zola's booklet "Broken Branches,
  • 04:02 Has the Church Replaced Israel?"
  • 04:05 or my booklet "An Epic Love Story,
  • 04:07 Jews & Gentiles One in Messiah".
  • 04:09 I think those will really help you.
  • 04:11 Let's look at another letter.
  • 04:14 Okay Well this one is about the end times.
  • 04:18 "I can't understand some of our government's actions."
  • 04:21 "It seems like they are pushing us into the end times."
  • 04:25 And so we agree with that some of the decisions
  • 04:28 that are being made are pushing us headlong
  • 04:31 into a hard time for our nation
  • 04:34 especially the warning in Joel
  • 04:37 about that if you divide My Land
  • 04:38 I'll bring judgment to the nations that do that.
  • 04:41 But at the same time we always have to remember Luke 21:28,
  • 04:45 "When you see these signs begin,
  • 04:48 the wars and rumors of wars,
  • 04:50 look up for your redemption draws nigh."
  • 04:55 Right, we want to keep a hopeful view of the end times,
  • 04:58 even of the actions of governments around the world
  • 05:00 both in Europe, here in the states,
  • 05:01 wherever they are.
  • 05:02 They may be lining up prophectically against Jerusalem
  • 05:05 because that will happen
  • 05:07 but the fact is that as Katharine has said,
  • 05:09 we have a view that we take from the whole of scripture
  • 05:13 including the book of Revelation
  • 05:14 which says 40 times that God is on the throne.
  • 05:17 He's in control, He's going to have His way
  • 05:20 and things are going to play out
  • 05:22 exactly the way He plans them to.
  • 05:23 And we've seen governments change their mind
  • 05:25 and that's what we pray for continually.
  • 05:27 In Timothy it talks about that we're admonished to
  • 05:30 pray for those that are in rule over us and to not put
  • 05:33 judgment over them but to continue to ask God,
  • 05:37 to beseech God for His mercy for our nation,
  • 05:39 for our leaders and that God would bring wisdom to
  • 05:42 our State Department and those that make decisions
  • 05:45 that would affect us.
  • 05:47 Yes we want to really ask you to pray for our own government,
  • 05:50 pray for the governments of the world
  • 05:52 that they will be found on the right side of history.
  • 05:55 Matthew 24 when Jesus spoke about judging nations
  • 05:59 He was going to divide them between sheep and goat nations.
  • 06:02 And when He does that
  • 06:03 we want to be found as a sheep nation.
  • 06:05 So we want to encourage you... pray for America
  • 06:08 and pray for being found on the right side of history
  • 06:11 in relation to Israel
  • 06:13 and in relation to the Word of the LORD.
  • 06:15 So let's look at this one.
  • 06:16 This is about women teachers...Katharine.
  • 06:18 It says, "Dear Myles, I would like about eight
  • 06:21 Levitt Letters to pass around,
  • 06:23 I also have a couple of questions."
  • 06:25 "What's the debate about women preachers?"
  • 06:27 "I feel if they're gifted to preach let them preach."
  • 06:29 "Women pick up the slack shaming the men who won't do the job."
  • 06:32 "It would take a miracle to unite all the warring
  • 06:35 church bodies to do the LORD's work."
  • 06:37 Your thoughts?
  • 06:38 Well this is from M.W.M.
  • 06:39 here in Texas.
  • 06:41 Well thank you for your support.
  • 06:43 Thank you for the kind letter that you sent along with this.
  • 06:47 Regarding your question,
  • 06:49 you know throughout the Tanakh, the Hebrew Scriptures
  • 06:52 and the B'rit Hadashah, the New Testament,
  • 06:54 we have examples of powerful women of God
  • 06:57 who actually led the charge for the sake of Israel
  • 07:00 or supported the work of the ministry.
  • 07:03 I think about Deborah and her service in the military.
  • 07:06 I think about Esther standing for the nation
  • 07:09 or Ruth bringing her Jewish mother-in-law into the land of Israel.
  • 07:14 There's story after story of women leaders and strong leaders
  • 07:17 who have affected positively the future of all of Israel,
  • 07:21 therefore the bringing about the birth of Messiah.
  • 07:23 And even into the New Testament we have Lydia
  • 07:26 and we have others that have stood with the Jewish people...
  • 07:29 stood with the Gospel work.
  • 07:31 Here's an interesting word.
  • 07:33 Paul even included a woman in his salutation to the Roman Apostles.
  • 07:37 I know this will be controversial
  • 07:39 but just getting it from the Bible.
  • 07:40 You can take it up with God.
  • 07:42 "Salute Andronicus and Junia,"...a woman
  • 07:45 "Salute Andronicus and Junia,
  • 07:47 my countrymen and my fellow prisoners,
  • 07:49 who are of note among the apostles,
  • 07:53 who also were in Christ before me."
  • 07:55 That's Romans 16:7.
  • 07:57 He's including a woman named Junia
  • 08:00 in the list of the Apostles,
  • 08:01 those that were co-laboring with him to preach the Gospel.
  • 08:04 WOW...well I remember when Jesus after He had resurrected
  • 08:09 that He Himself...
  • 08:11 the first person who He appeared to was a woman
  • 08:14 and He gave her a charge.
  • 08:16 He told her go tell the disciples that I am risen.
  • 08:21 So for me I don't like to take a man's place
  • 08:24 or usurp his authority in any means
  • 08:27 but there is a place for each woman to have her voice heard
  • 08:31 and to go tell the disciples that "He is risen".
  • 08:35 Yeah, I think the safest place for many reasons
  • 08:38 is for a woman to be connected to her husband
  • 08:40 or under the pastoral covering of a man
  • 08:42 but I appreciate people like Sandra Levitt Turner.
  • 08:46 I appreciate people like Katharine Weiss who I learn from.
  • 08:49 There are others in the body that I learn from as well
  • 08:51 and I don't want to be so proudful as to not
  • 08:53 receive from someone who is gifted by God.
  • 08:57 We'll be back after this.
  • 08:59 ♪ Music ♪
  • 09:11 Our offer on this program...
  • 09:13 "An Epic Love Story, Jews and Gentiles One in Messiah" by Myles Weiss
  • 09:20 This booklet answers some questions you may have
  • 09:22 about timely and vital issues.
  • 09:24 For example: Is Jesus Coming Soon?
  • 09:27 How did the Church loose its Jewish identity?
  • 09:30 What is the Shared Destiny of Jews and Christians?
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  • 09:39 when he was inspired to write to the Roman church.
  • 09:42 Call 1-800-WONDERS and ask for "An Epic Love Story"
  • 09:51 The Epic Love Story is a love story between Jews and Gentiles becoming one.
  • 09:55 Ephesians talks about it
  • 09:57 and Romans 9 through 11 just really goes into it that
  • 10:00 God has not cast away the Jews
  • 10:03 but has brought them back
  • 10:05 and we are living in the day
  • 10:06 of this "one new man" coming into full bloom.
  • 10:09 It's true...I want to read another letter.
  • 10:11 Let's go back to some of these...
  • 10:13 they're real interesting.
  • 10:14 This one writes in...
  • 10:16 M.W.M. writes in and says,
  • 10:18 "It would take a miracle to unite the different factions in the church.
  • 10:21 Is there a way that God can do this in our time?"
  • 10:24 Well I'd like to address this.
  • 10:26 I think that the special interests that people have in different parts of the body
  • 10:31 will never suffice to bring us together as one.
  • 10:34 But if we look at the scripture
  • 10:36 and we look in Psalm 133 and John 17
  • 10:39 we see a connection that God puts both in the
  • 10:43 B'rit Hadashah, the New Testament,
  • 10:45 and in the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.
  • 10:47 Psalm 133 says,
  • 10:48 (speaking Hebrew)
  • 10:52 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
  • 10:55 when brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • 10:57 And Jesus went on to say...
  • 10:59 Yeshua said in John 17,
  • 11:01 that His heart's desire was that men would know,
  • 11:04 people would know that we were one
  • 11:07 just as He is one with the Father.
  • 11:09 And that prayer for unity...
  • 11:12 I would not be surprised if it's not connected to
  • 11:14 this growing revelation of the Hebrew root of the Church,
  • 11:20 that we can't find it in issues;
  • 11:22 we have to find it in something substantive
  • 11:25 where we're grafted in to the fatness of the root,
  • 11:27 the living oil that comes from this original menorah.
  • 11:32 A purpose greater than ourselves because then
  • 11:34 that draws us to God's heart and it draws us
  • 11:38 beyond our own affections into His affection
  • 11:42 and we believe that that has to do with Israel
  • 11:45 and His plan for the end times.
  • 11:47 Right, wouldn't it be ironic if the very thing
  • 11:49 that brings unity is this issue that seems so divisive...
  • 11:54 Israel...the Jewish people
  • 11:55 ...Jerusalem
  • 11:56 seems so divisive on the world stage
  • 11:58 but wouldn't it be amazing if that's the very
  • 12:01 thing that connects us into a below the surface
  • 12:05 unity that is completely supernatural,
  • 12:07 born of God and gets played out through.
  • 12:09 Well you've brought quite a few pastors
  • 12:11 with you on that one tour
  • 12:13 and I think that worship has a great key to unity.
  • 12:16 So if we could worship the LORD
  • 12:18 it kind of melts away all of our mindsets.
  • 12:21 It does melt away our divisions.
  • 12:23 I brought forty pastors from twenty different denominations
  • 12:26 to Israel one time
  • 12:28 and they had the revelatory download
  • 12:30 of the centrality of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people.
  • 12:34 I recommend you do the same.
  • 12:36 Alright, let's look at another letter.
  • 12:39 "Dear ZLM, I am part of the Messianic movement"
  • 12:42 ...I think this comes from a Gentile person.
  • 12:45 "I am part of the Messianic movement and in a quandary."
  • 12:48 "A dear relative is getting married on Saturday September 14th
  • 12:52 which also happens to be Yom Kippur the holiest day of the year."
  • 12:56 "I'm sure she's unaware of what day it is."
  • 12:59 ...that's how I knew that she is a Gentile.
  • 13:01 "I could probably attend a service on Friday night..."
  • 13:03 But it goes on to say that,
  • 13:05 "I don't want to dishonor God."
  • 13:07 "How do I do this?"
  • 13:08 Well first of all
  • 13:09 chances are this is a Gentile family member who is getting married on Yom Kippur
  • 13:14 because most Jewish people would not choose that day to be married
  • 13:18 because it is the holiest day of the year for us.
  • 13:21 It's when we look for our names to be written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 13:24 Good news for you if you call upon the Name of Yeshua
  • 13:27 your name can be written in the Lamb's Book of Life today.
  • 13:31 But I think that the quandary brings up a bigger issue
  • 13:35 which is what is the obligation of the Church today
  • 13:38 to keep the feasts of the Jewish people,
  • 13:40 the feasts of LORD that were given to Israel?
  • 13:43 And it's an important issue because I think that
  • 13:45 this is a matter of conscience.
  • 13:46 I do not think that we are beholden as believers
  • 13:50 as new covenant believers...
  • 13:51 I don't believe we are beholden to keep the feasts of the LORD
  • 13:56 but we sure can learn from them can't we?
  • 13:58 Well I think that there's something to be observed in each feast
  • 14:02 and there's something to partake of each feast
  • 14:05 but you're not bound to it in a way that keeps you in a religious confine.
  • 14:12 I believe that love trumps everything
  • 14:14 and if it's a family member and it's their wedding
  • 14:17 you want to demonstrate love so that therefore you're
  • 14:20 going to honor God by loving that family member and also by
  • 14:25 you know...praying your prayers for Yom Kippur.
  • 14:27 Colossians 2:14-16 reminds us not to judge one another
  • 14:32 having to do with Sabbaths and feasts and new moons, etc.
  • 14:36 It's a matter of conscience.
  • 14:37 We need to find our way through that.
  • 14:39 We deal with this all the time in congregational life
  • 14:41 and of course through the ministry here at ZLM also.
  • 14:44 We deal with this all the time
  • 14:46 and it's a matter of personal conscience.
  • 14:49 Let's not judge each other.
  • 14:50 Let's kind of encourage one another in the LORD.
  • 14:52 But we keep the feasts and that is part of our passion
  • 14:56 to encourage you that there is something very beautiful in them.
  • 14:59 But don't make them a stumbling block for those that are your loved ones
  • 15:04 or even for the Church that you might be attending.
  • 15:07 Be entreating and be inclusive in this
  • 15:10 revelation that you have of Israel and His time clock.
  • 15:14 And I want to remind you also that when Katharine
  • 15:17 says we keep the feasts she means to say what
  • 15:20 she said earlier, we keep them to learn from them.
  • 15:23 We are not rigid or religious or overly
  • 15:27 scrupulous about the days and the times.
  • 15:29 We just want to learn of the LORD as they all point to Messiah.
  • 15:32 That's right
  • 15:34 Let's look at our next letter.
  • 15:36 "Dear ZLM, I just want to thank you for fulfilling
  • 15:39 the LORD's mandate to 'visit those in prison.'"
  • 15:43 "Every Levitt Letter I receive helps to educate
  • 15:46 and inspire my faith."
  • 15:48 "I have contributed to your ministry financially
  • 15:51 and hope to do more."
  • 15:53 "Please continue to teach the truth in God's Word as
  • 15:55 I will continue to pray from behind bars for the peace of Jerusalem."
  • 16:00 "God bless" - K.A.B from Ohio
  • 16:03 WOW, it's our joy to be able to send these letters in and
  • 16:06 we can do it because of your gifts of funds.
  • 16:08 It helps us to give to those who can't
  • 16:11 necessarily provide for the show,
  • 16:14 the letters and all that we do to bring the news to
  • 16:18 you about Israel, current events,
  • 16:20 end time prophecy and the heart,
  • 16:23 the apple of God's eye.
  • 16:25 It's true we actually send the Levitt Letter to
  • 16:27 over 2,000 prisoners across America and we
  • 16:30 often receive this kind of a testimony...
  • 16:33 "I get the letter.
  • 16:34 I pass it around to everyone in prison
  • 16:36 including my Muslim acquaintances".
  • 16:38 And the Word of God is going forth
  • 16:40 multiplied times because of the Levitt Letter.
  • 16:43 And I'm hoping that people also have an opportunity
  • 16:45 to see the program.
  • 16:47 The reality is that the Gospel is going forth behind bars
  • 16:50 and we have a mandate to reach those in prison.
  • 16:53 And so we believe that it's a great blessing for
  • 16:56 those who can give to help us to give to those who cannot.
  • 17:00 Right, and again if you've ever thought that
  • 17:03 you would like to sow a seed into this ministry or
  • 17:05 give a gift...one time gift or an ongoing gift
  • 17:09 we would so appreciate it because it will help us to
  • 17:12 continue to help others and to preach the Gospel.
  • 17:15 Yeah it's very convicting isn't it to
  • 17:17 hear that someone who is caught in prison...
  • 17:20 hard time in their life...
  • 17:22 we don't know what's going on with this man's life
  • 17:24 but he's finding a way to learn about God
  • 17:27 and hopefully he's being transformed by the Word of God.
  • 17:30 We'll be back after this.
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  • 18:25 Shalom and welcome back.
  • 18:27 We are continuing our program regarding letters
  • 18:30 that we receive from you.
  • 18:31 This letter comes in...
  • 18:33 I'll have to paraphrase it because it's rather long.
  • 18:35 But it's essentially asking about the conflict
  • 18:37 between the Palestinian Arabs
  • 18:39 and the Jewish people and the land.
  • 18:41 This is a huge topic and I answered it in the newsletter rather succinctly
  • 18:46 so I'll give you a kind of a thumbnail of the answer.
  • 18:50 What's the truth about the refugee problem?
  • 18:53 Really if you look back to 1948 there was almost an
  • 18:57 even exchange of refugees from the Jews in the surrounding Muslim lands
  • 19:01 and the Arabs that were living in Israel proper...
  • 19:04 about 800,000 of each group.
  • 19:08 The 800,000 Jews were forcibly sent out of the Arab lands,
  • 19:14 they left with the clothes on their back
  • 19:15 they had nothing and they we're all absorbed into Israel
  • 19:19 where they became the beginning of the Israel state.
  • 19:21 And they had to start over
  • 19:23 They had to leave their money in their bank accounts and...
  • 19:24 Yes it was all taken by the surrounding nations.
  • 19:28 They started over completely in the land of Israel.
  • 19:30 The same number roughly of Arabs that actually lived within Israel
  • 19:34 were told by their leaders to just get out of the way
  • 19:39 we'll defeat the Jews in a short time
  • 19:42 and then you can come back and have your home and theirs.
  • 19:46 It didn't work out that way.
  • 19:47 1948 when Israel was declared a state, May 14, 1948
  • 19:51 and Ben-Gurion announced that to the world
  • 19:54 the next day Israel was attacked by the surrounding 5 Arab nations
  • 19:59 and the Israelis...
  • 20:01 Supernatural protection
  • 20:02 Thank you... supernaturally won that war
  • 20:05 because of the protection of HaShem
  • 20:07 the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who is Israel,
  • 20:11 protected them and gave them the ability to win that war.
  • 20:15 The Arabs that were no longer in Israel proper
  • 20:19 were then placed in refugee camps
  • 20:23 which is a tragic non-solution to their plight.
  • 20:27 Now here's where it gets really interesting.
  • 20:30 The UN has several commissions regarding the treatment of refugees.
  • 20:34 There's the UNHRC which is the high commission for the treatment of refugees
  • 20:40 that addresses the refugee problem in the entire world.
  • 20:44 They treat 40 million refugees using 7,000 workers.
  • 20:51 The United Nations Relief and Works Administration
  • 20:57 is designed to address the needs of just the Arab folks
  • 21:01 that were put in these refugee camps.
  • 21:04 Over three generations later there are still
  • 21:08 generations of Arabs in refugee camps
  • 21:11 and there are 30,000 full time employed workers
  • 21:16 that are addressing the needs of only 5 and a half million Arabs.
  • 21:20 So could you say that maybe it might be money making
  • 21:23 for a small minority of people?
  • 21:24 It's a huge money maker for like Arafat and ...
  • 21:29 It is very much so a permanent position of...
  • 21:33 It's so sad
  • 21:35 Yes...a permanent position
  • 21:36 of squalor and difficulty for the Arabs in the refugee camps
  • 21:39 and a permanent money making position for the 30,000 workers.
  • 21:43 Now here's where it may be that there's a solution
  • 21:47 that's built in by God.
  • 21:50 What is the difference between the Jews getting absorbed into Israel
  • 21:53 and the Arabs not getting absorbed into the surrounding largely Arab nations?
  • 22:01 Instead of a right of return which is now on the table in the peace process...
  • 22:06 Which would make Israel no longer a nation
  • 22:08 because the population that are asking to return
  • 22:11 would tip the scale
  • 22:12 It would overwhelm the Jewish nation;
  • 22:14 there would no longer be an Israel;
  • 22:16 it would become another Arab nation a 22nd Arab nation
  • 22:19 among the 21 Arab nations that live there now.
  • 22:22 And why Israel exists is because that what
  • 22:25 the people have said for years and years and years that
  • 22:29 there would be a place for the Jewish people.
  • 22:32 This is only one place in all the world
  • 22:34 for the Jewish people to be Jewish.
  • 22:35 Exactly so
  • 22:37 And so instead of a right of return for the 5 and a half million
  • 22:40 sons and grandsons of the original Arab refugees,
  • 22:45 what about a right of absorption?
  • 22:47 Just as the Jews were absorbed into Israel
  • 22:50 why won't the surrounding Muslim nations
  • 22:53 absorb their brethren and help them to prosper
  • 22:56 in the lands that are surrounding Israel?
  • 22:58 They've got lots of land and lots of wealth.
  • 23:01 I think you've told me a little bit about that.
  • 23:03 Well it's interesting we have Palestinian friends
  • 23:06 that we work with and we believe in addressing
  • 23:10 the humanitarian problem that exits in this...
  • 23:13 But it's not about pouring in more money
  • 23:17 it's about finding the answer according to the Word of God.
  • 23:21 You know God blessed the Palestinian people.
  • 23:24 He gave them 12 sons it says.
  • 23:29 Abraham said what should I do with my beloved Ishmael?
  • 23:32 I mean Ishmael was not neglected or despised.
  • 23:36 Abraham loved Ishmael and he prayed to God
  • 23:41 and God said I have blessed him
  • 23:43 and I will make him a blessing.
  • 23:45 And so he has 12 sons, he has all the land and all the oil
  • 23:49 so there's plenty to go around.
  • 23:51 It's just a matter of the little land of Israel that
  • 23:56 God promised an oath to Isaac.
  • 23:59 Right, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob...that lineage
  • 24:02 is the covenant lineage.
  • 24:03 So here's what it looks like.
  • 24:05 I have blessed Ishmael but my covenant is with Isaac.
  • 24:10 And so if we could just understand that
  • 24:13 and the sons of Ishmael would come through the door
  • 24:16 of the sons of Isaac which is David
  • 24:19 and most importantly David's greater son Yeshua...
  • 24:22 if they would come in through that door
  • 24:24 there's enough to go around.
  • 24:25 I love Genesis 33 one of my favorite passages
  • 24:28 is when Jacob and Esau reconcile
  • 24:30 And it seems almost impossible
  • 24:32 because Esau has set his sights on destroying Jacob.
  • 24:36 And we know that Jacob in Genesis 32 goes through this wrestling match
  • 24:40 with the Angel of LORD, maybe the LORD Himself,
  • 24:42 and he is touched in his thigh for the rest of his life,
  • 24:45 he's dependent on God
  • 24:47 and he realizes his dependence.
  • 24:48 But something happened to Esau
  • 24:50 because when they come back together in Genesis 33
  • 24:53 Jacob says something to Esau
  • 24:55 that could only speak of a transformation
  • 24:57 that had taken place in Esau's heart.
  • 24:59 He says when I looked at you
  • 25:01 it is as if I had seen the face of God.
  • 25:04 And just as Jacob had had a face to face encounter
  • 25:08 something happened to Esau.
  • 25:10 And we pray daily for a face to face encounter
  • 25:13 for the sons of Esau with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 25:17 Right that they wouldn't be used as a pawn
  • 25:21 and given their children to do horrible things just for money
  • 25:25 or for the sake of maybe going to their paradise.
  • 25:32 The one thing that I wanted to say before Myles about Israel
  • 25:35 is that the Jewish people had in their heart
  • 25:39 to always have their own homeland
  • 25:41 and that they say never again
  • 25:44 meaning never again will there not be a place that we can go to.
  • 25:48 You know every Passover when I was growing up
  • 25:51 and for centuries before I was on this planet
  • 25:53 every Passover the Jewish people would say
  • 25:56 "L'shana habaah b'yerushalayim",
  • 25:58 "Next Year in Jerusalem",
  • 26:00 811 times Jerusalem is mentioned in our Bible.
  • 26:04 It is not mentioned once in the Koran.
  • 26:06 The addition of it as a holy site
  • 26:09 is only later a political, religious event.
  • 26:13 It's not bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh
  • 26:15 as it is for the Jews.
  • 26:17 Well this is our passion as you can see.
  • 26:19 It's our heart that all people would be reconciled.
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  • 26:44 we always want to remind you
  • 26:46 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 26:48 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
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