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Series: “Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory”
Myles and Katharine delve into the historical and spiritual significance of each Gate in the Old City wall of Jerusalem. Enjoy the music of Marty Goetz during this eight-part series.
Episode: “The Dung Gate”
Besides serving as a passage for carrying refuse out of the city, the Dung Gate leads to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Guests include archaeologist Shimon Gibson and Rabbi Marty Waldman.

Caption transcript for Jerusalem: Ancient Gates, Future Glory — “The Dung Gate” (1/8)

  • 00:01 Jerusalem
  • 00:02 In this city of the great king
  • 00:04 there's one specific gate
  • 00:05 that leads directly to the Western Wall
  • 00:07 Judaism's holiest site
  • 00:09 On this program we visit the ancient named "Dung Gate"
  • 00:12 and review its history and its special place in God's prophetic plan
  • 00:26 ♪ My heart was glad ♪
  • 00:28 ♪ When they said to me ♪
  • 00:32 ♪ Let us go up, let us go up to the Gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:40 ♪ Our feet will stand in the House of the LORD ♪
  • 00:46 ♪ Yes, let us go up let us go up ♪
  • 00:51 ♪ To the Gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 00:57 ♪ The Gates of Jerusalem ♪
  • 01:05 Shalom, welcome to our program.
  • 01:06 I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:07 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:09 And we are so blessed to bring you our program from this new set,
  • 01:12 The panorama of Jerusalem.
  • 01:13 We feel like we're almost there.
  • 01:15 And it is perfect timing for this new series
  • 01:17 "Jerusalem: Ancient Gates and Future Glory"
  • 01:21 You know... The LORD says,
  • 01:22 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 01:25 "The LORD loves the gates of Zion"
  • 01:27 That's Psalm 87:2
  • 01:29 And it's true isn't it?
  • 01:31 Yes, and even before that in Psalm 87:1 it says
  • 01:34 that His foundation is forever in that mountain.
  • 01:37 And He loves the gates of Zion more than any other dwelling.
  • 01:42 There's going to be so many exiting things
  • 01:44 that we are going to be able to bring to you
  • 01:46 right from God's Land, His Holy Land
  • 01:49 and share with you in the comfort of your own home.
  • 01:52 It's our joy to be able to do this.
  • 01:55 And we also have some amazing guests that are with us.
  • 01:57 A good friend, Rabbi Marty Waldman
  • 02:01 Who is going to talk about the unfolding of the prophetic time that we're in
  • 02:05 and how God is doing just miraculous things with the Messianic community.
  • 02:10 It's really true.
  • 02:12 And right now we're going to bring you Shimon Gibson from Jerusalem.
  • 02:14 He is an archaeologist who has been unearthing the artifacts and the relics
  • 02:18 of the first century and beyond
  • 02:21 and really bringing to light the life and reality of the Jewish presence in the Land.
  • 02:26 And so let's go to Shimon Gibson in Jerusalem.
  • 02:33 The name is Shimon Gibson.
  • 02:35 I'm an archaeologist who has been working in the Holy Land now for some 40 years
  • 02:39 which is quite a track record.
  • 02:42 I've been digging here since I was a teenager
  • 02:45 and in fact this excavation that I'm standing in at the moment
  • 02:48 was excavated in 1975 and I was brought along,
  • 02:53 I was only 12 or 13 at the time to make all the measurements,
  • 02:57 do the surveying within the site
  • 03:00 and subsequently I then became an archaeologist
  • 03:03 and today I'm digging here.
  • 03:05 But I have worked in different parts of Israel
  • 03:10 digging different sites in different periods
  • 03:12 and in the year 2000 I came across a remarkable cave west of Ein Karem,
  • 03:19 west of Jerusalem, the cave of John the Baptist.
  • 03:22 And that brought me to the whole subject of early Christianity
  • 03:27 and how developed the Jesus Group...
  • 03:29 Jesus and John the Baptist, all these other subjects.
  • 03:33 And these excavations were news in 2000
  • 03:38 and we've been digging here off and on for a couple of years
  • 03:42 but recently substantial excavations are now being undertaken here.
  • 03:47 And it turns out that there's a mansion here,
  • 03:49 a priestly mansion from the time of Jesus
  • 03:52 and its in the traditional area of the House of Caiaphas
  • 03:56 as we hear about it from the Gospels
  • 04:00 So this link between Jesus and Jerusalem
  • 04:04 is something which I've been interested in
  • 04:06 especially since the excavations which I'm working on for publication
  • 04:10 which are next to the Critorium, the place of the trial of Jesus.
  • 04:14 And also I wrote different publications,
  • 04:18 one with a colleague on the Temple Mount
  • 04:22 all the underground spaces,
  • 04:23 and another one on
  • 04:26 the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • 04:28 on the original topography and the archaeological remains below
  • 04:30 So I keep on coming back to Jesus in my archaeological researches.
  • 04:37 Now the "Dung Gate" is referred to originally in the book of Jeremiah
  • 04:42 but today it refers to the fact that this gate was the main access point
  • 04:49 for those who have come in and then take out the refuse, the rubbish, the garbage;
  • 04:54 all of the household stuff which was being discarded
  • 04:59 It was taken out of the city and then dumped.
  • 05:03 And this of course is wonderful for archaeologists.
  • 05:05 We love excavating fills with broken pottery and animal bones and so forth.
  • 05:13 And indeed just behind me here you can see this thick layer of soil.
  • 05:18 This is rubbish that was dumped here in the Byzantine period
  • 05:23 and it was not needed and it includes a lot of archaeological finds
  • 05:29 which can tell us about the ancient cultures that existed here through time.
  • 05:44 Hello, I'm Wayne Fornier
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  • 06:12 Thank you.
  • 06:14 We so appreciate archaeologists like Shimon Gibson.
  • 06:18 They give their lives to unearthing relics and artifacts
  • 06:22 that verify the Bible.
  • 06:23 We know the Bible is true
  • 06:25 and yet these scientific discoveries help everyone else to see that the Word is true.
  • 06:30 Another wonderful archeologist that we've worked with is Professor Gabriel Barkay.
  • 06:35 He's in charge of the Temple Mount sifting project
  • 06:37 which we've been to.
  • 06:39 We actually brought our tours there.
  • 06:41 One of our young men on a tour found a Maccabean coin from the 2nd century bc.
  • 06:46 It was so thrilling for us to be a part of this unearthing
  • 06:50 of the reality of the Jewish presence in the land for thousands of years.
  • 06:53 And when we were there some of the young children that come and their school
  • 06:57 I mean it's like... it's their field trip
  • 06:59 to come and see their history
  • 07:01 that you know the world is saying you don't belong here.
  • 07:04 But the stones are crying out you do belong here
  • 07:08 and you've been here for an ancient time
  • 07:10 and you're an ancient people with a prophetic destiny.
  • 07:14 We're going to go take you now to the "Dung Gate"
  • 07:17 despite its different name its the only gate that leads directly to the Holy of Holies.
  • 07:24 So let's go learn more about the "Dung Gate"
  • 07:31 We're here at the "Dung Gate" which is in the southern part of the city.
  • 07:35 And its historically the place where the ash and the refuse
  • 07:38 would come out of the city towards the Valley of Hinnom and be deposited there.
  • 07:43 It's the southern most part of the old city.
  • 07:45 Behind me is the Western Wall
  • 07:47 and it is the holiest place for the Jewish people.
  • 07:50 It is the closet that they can get at this time to the Holy of Holies.
  • 07:54 That's right
  • 07:55 The Western Wall is the retaining wall
  • 07:57 that is built alongside where the Temple actually stood.
  • 08:01 It is the closest we can get to pray as if we were close to the Holy of Holies.
  • 08:08 Do you know the "Dung Gate" actually is a misnomer today
  • 08:11 because this is one of the cleanest areas in the City.
  • 08:14 And this is one of the places where you come in and out to get to the Western Wall.
  • 08:18 In 1948 the Jordanians had control of this
  • 08:21 but they opened it to traffic.
  • 08:23 And when the Israelis took it back in 1967
  • 08:26 you can see that there is still lots of life taking place here.
  • 08:29 You see many bar mitzvahs entering in through this gate.
  • 08:33 And it's the choice that we choose
  • 08:35 to stand with the pilgrims and the people of Israel
  • 08:38 to make clear the coming of the LORD.
  • 08:40 That's right
  • 08:42 When you are praying for this area pray for my Jewish people.
  • 08:45 Pray that we will have a revelation of our own God.
  • 08:48 That we'd get back into the scriptures,
  • 08:50 that we would be turned to the Book
  • 08:52 and that we would see Meshiach, we would be anticipating Messiah
  • 08:55 we will be looking for Him
  • 08:56 and that when He comes we will know Him.
  • 08:58 And even before then we will turn our hearts towards Him.
  • 09:01 As Zechariah has said, we will look to Him whom we've pierced
  • 09:05 and mourn as if for an only son.
  • 09:06 So pray for my Jewish people will you?
  • 09:41 In 586 the Babylonian captivity took place.
  • 09:44 We're here inside the "Dung Gate"
  • 09:46 which it was rebuilt by Nehemiah back in those days.
  • 09:49 When Nehemiah returned to rebuild the gates all the tribes worked together.
  • 09:54 There was resistance
  • 09:55 but it's a picture for us of the body working together.
  • 09:59 In Nehemiah 2:13 we hear about the rebuilt gate, the "Dung Gate"
  • 10:03 In Nehemiah 3:14 we hear specifically about this gate, the "Dung Gate"
  • 10:07 being really built under Nehemiah
  • 10:10 We're inside the Western Wall area.
  • 10:13 Right near here is the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism.
  • 10:17 It is the place that is closest to the Holy of Holies
  • 10:21 and therefore is revered.
  • 10:23 It's the place where people come and pray.
  • 10:25 It's where the bar mitzvahs take place on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • 10:28 It's a significant place in all of Judaism.
  • 10:31 And then also for Christian believers
  • 10:33 they come to support Israel from here.
  • 10:35 We're near the Southern Steps.
  • 10:37 We're near the City of David.
  • 10:38 The Pool of Siloam which was just rediscovered
  • 10:42 and uncovered in the last few years
  • 10:44 played this tremendous part in the Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 10:47 This area is almost a ground central,
  • 10:50 it's a very important area.
  • 10:52 The "Dung Gate" surprisingly is one of the cleanest areas in Jerusalem.
  • 10:57 This city is broken up.
  • 10:59 The Old City is broken up into four uneven quarters.
  • 11:02 The smallest quarter is given to the Jewish people.
  • 11:05 You know Psalm 122 says
  • 11:08 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 11:12 Our feet shall stand within your gates, O Jerusalem!
  • 11:16 And that's what we're seeing today.
  • 11:18 The Jewish people are back.
  • 11:19 Our feet are standing within the gates.
  • 11:21 And now surprisingly and unexpectedly
  • 11:25 Christians are coming along side the Jewish people to support them.
  • 11:29 You know during the Six Day War this area was recaptured by the Jewish people
  • 11:33 after it had been under Jordanian rule from 1948 forward.
  • 11:37 When the army came through here,
  • 11:39 when the IDF came through
  • 11:41 3 different companies were going through this area and going to the Western Wall celebrating.
  • 11:46 And in the celebration the Jordanians were able to flee through this "Dung Gate".
  • 11:52 Shocking but true that during that time of celebration the Jordanians got away.
  • 11:58 And so be it.
  • 11:59 But today this area is under Israeli control, Israeli rule,
  • 12:04 and it sets up for the future when the 12 Gates will be seen in the New Jerusalem.
  • 12:18 Do you wonder about your future as a believer in the Messiah?
  • 12:23 Our Founder, Zola Levitt wrote a booklet that tells us what lies ahead.
  • 12:27 "Glory, the Future of the Believers"
  • 12:30 Inside Zola explains the coming rapture,
  • 12:33 our time in heaven,
  • 12:35 the Kingdom on earth
  • 12:37 And then...eternity.
  • 12:39 Find out what God has prepared for those that love Him.
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  • 12:48 The wonders of the Bible can only be experienced in Israel.
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  • 13:19 Myles and I would love to host you on our next tour
  • 13:23 and you can witness this beautiful land for yourself
  • 13:26 and see these ancient gates for yourself.
  • 13:29 They are really something to behold.
  • 13:32 We love to be in touch with you
  • 13:34 and Face Book is one way that we're staying in touch with you.
  • 13:37 Another way is through the Levitt Letter that you can get
  • 13:41 just simply by going to levitt.com and asking for it.
  • 13:44 It is amazing writing of compilations of things that are happening today,
  • 13:50 news that is happening today.
  • 13:51 And it's our way of saying thank you to you for standing with us
  • 13:55 and supporting us during this time
  • 13:57 so we can bring you these amazing, wonderful times that we're living in
  • 14:02 and these documentaries of things that are happening here and now in Israel
  • 14:07 and in the states.
  • 14:09 Yes,it's really a joy.
  • 14:11 You know we have with us next, Marty Waldman
  • 14:13 He's the Rabbi at Baruch HaShem Messianic Congregation
  • 14:17 And he is also one of the Executive Directors for the "Towards Jerusalem Council II"
  • 14:23 We first became aware of that, I don't know, maybe 15 years ago
  • 14:26 A long time ago we realized
  • 14:27 that there was a group of Messianic Jews and Evangelicals
  • 14:31 and Catholics, and Presbyterians and every kind of Christian.
  • 14:35 They were traveling the world together and seeking reconciliation
  • 14:39 by kind of "bookending" Acts 15.
  • 14:42 Remember in Acts 15 the great doctrinal decision was
  • 14:46 Do the Gentiles need to become Jewish to follow Jesus?
  • 14:49 The answer was "no"
  • 14:51 Thank God.
  • 14:52 Now at the end of the age the question is
  • 14:53 Do Jews become Gentiles when they follow Jesus?
  • 14:56 No!
  • 14:57 The answer is again "no".
  • 14:59 "Towards Jerusalem Council II" is promoting that reality
  • 15:03 that in fact we can work together,
  • 15:05 have a shared destiny while maintaining our distinctives.
  • 15:09 And so Marty is one of the leaders of that
  • 15:11 He took time away from his busy schedule to speak to us.
  • 15:13 Let's hear from Mary Waldman now.
  • 15:17 Today we are witnessing a prophetic phenomenon.
  • 15:22 That is we're witnessing the restoration
  • 15:25 of the Messianic Jewish community of the 1st century.
  • 15:29 Most people don't even know about this movement
  • 15:33 but there are two major miracles that have happened in my lifetime,
  • 15:37 many more, but two I would like to share with you.
  • 15:40 The first major miracle took place in 1948 when the people of Israel
  • 15:46 who had returned to the land of Israel,
  • 15:50 became the nation of Israel and received statehood.
  • 15:55 Now statehood is simply a reference to geopolitical entity
  • 15:58 but nonetheless it was recognized by the United Nations,
  • 16:02 by the world, the world community of nations
  • 16:05 that Israel would be a nation.
  • 16:08 And Ben Gurion who was the father of the nation at that time
  • 16:12 didn't say hallelujah, we've become a state;
  • 16:15 he said, thank you oh God
  • 16:17 for returning your people to our homeland and giving our home back to us.
  • 16:24 So the nation of Israel which is called "the Jewish State"
  • 16:28 is really our homeland to be considered above and beyond the actual geopolitical nationstate
  • 16:37 that so many people have issues with.
  • 16:40 That's the first miracle.
  • 16:42 The second miracle which is not as well known is the return of the Messianic Jews.
  • 16:49 That is the people of Israel that have returned to the Messiah of Israel.
  • 16:55 And I'm one among those people
  • 16:57 There are now a growing number of Jewish people who have trusted in the LORD
  • 17:05 by accepting Yeshua, or Jesus, as our Messiah,
  • 17:10 the Messiah that God promised to our people
  • 17:12 the Messiah that God promised to the Nation of Israel.
  • 17:17 And so we believe that that promised Messiah is Yeshua.
  • 17:22 That was his real Hebrew name.
  • 17:24 His name is known more commonly as Jesus.
  • 17:29 But know that we are here I don't want to sound arrogant
  • 17:33 but it's like we're back from the first century.
  • 17:35 It's a miracle.
  • 17:37 And it didn't take place via any committees in the church that said
  • 17:41 we need to reach the Jewish people and form a Messianic community.
  • 17:44 It was strictly the miracle of God, the power of God, the presence of God
  • 17:49 that has called us back into existence and into being.
  • 17:53 And because the Messianic Jewish community has returned
  • 17:57 the now worldwide church including every flow of the church
  • 18:02 from ancient churches, eastern orthodox, catholic
  • 18:06 all the way up to protestant and modern charismatic churches
  • 18:11 are now confronted with a reality.
  • 18:14 That reality is the Messianic Jewish community.
  • 18:18 Oh... the Jews are here
  • 18:19 and they want to stand up as Jews who believe in Jesus
  • 18:23 and proclaim our Jewish identity in the Messiah.
  • 18:27 And the church is saying,
  • 18:28 what do we do with them?
  • 18:31 So this is similar to the 1st century.
  • 18:33 So many Gentiles were coming to faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah
  • 18:37 the Jews had to decide whether or not these Gentiles needed to be
  • 18:41 converted to Judaism or to Jewish Messianic faith by circumcision.
  • 18:45 And the decision was "no".
  • 18:49 The decision of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 was let's be gracious, let's give grace.
  • 18:56 This seems to be good to the Holy Spirit and to us
  • 18:58 and they sent the letter accordingly.
  • 19:00 Now what we're dealing with
  • 19:02 and it sounds bizarre
  • 19:04 but the real question is
  • 19:05 when Jews come to faith in Jesus
  • 19:08 do we have to become uncircumcised?
  • 19:12 I know that physically that's probably impossible.
  • 19:15 but in a spiritual sense and in the sense of the community of believers
  • 19:20 that question has arisen.
  • 19:23 And so "Towards Jerusalem Council" is addressing
  • 19:26 that very ancient wound between Jews and Gentiles
  • 19:30 and the unity that was attacked and destroyed between Jews and Gentiles in the Body
  • 19:36 that we are now addressing and hoping
  • 19:40 that through our obedience to the LORD following this vision
  • 19:44 that God will once again restore the unity
  • 19:47 that the Apostle Paul describes in Ephesians Chapters 2 and 3 and also in Romans Chapter 11
  • 19:55 with the olive tree unity that is described there.
  • 19:58 So the miracles that we're seeing today are actually
  • 20:01 akin to the miracles that we're seeing in the 1st century
  • 20:06 I personally am extremely excited about this
  • 20:09 because I believe that one of the reasons
  • 20:11 that the Messianic Jewish community has been resurrected from the 1st century
  • 20:15 is because we are proclaiming the nearness of the coming of our Messiah Yeshua.
  • 20:24 Very exciting.
  • 20:26 ♪ Asher T'nah Hodcha Al Ha-Shamayim ♪
  • 20:42 ♪ When I consider Your Heavens ♪
  • 20:46 ♪ The work of Your fingers ♪
  • 20:49 ♪ The moon and the stars which You've ordained ♪
  • 20:54 ♪ What is man that You are mindful of him ♪
  • 20:59 ♪ And the son of man that You visit him? ♪
  • 21:09 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 21:11 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 21:16 ♪ O Lord, How excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 21:20 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 21:23 How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 21:27 O Lord, How excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 21:35 ♪ And we know that our accuser ♪
  • 21:39 ♪ You can still with the praises of singers ♪
  • 21:45 ♪ We infants and babes whom You've ordained ♪
  • 21:50 ♪ What is man that You are mindful of him ♪
  • 21:55 ♪ And the son of man that You visit him? ♪
  • 22:05 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 22:08 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 22:12 ♪ O Lord, how excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 22:16 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 22:19 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 22:23 ♪ O Lord How excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 22:30 ♪ Your Holy Name given so freely ♪
  • 22:37 ♪ for us to claim the Name of Yeshua ♪
  • 22:43 ♪ You came a little lower than the angels ♪
  • 22:50 ♪ and You humbled Yourself ♪
  • 22:55 ♪ only to be exalted ♪
  • 22:59 ♪ Messiah You're exalted ♪
  • 23:11 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 23:13 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 23:18 ♪ O Lord, how excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 23:22 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 23:25 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth ♪
  • 23:29 ♪ O Lord, how excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 23:33 ♪ O Lord, our Lord ♪
  • 23:36 ♪ How excellent is Your Name in all of the earth
  • 23:41 ♪ O Lord, how excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 23:45 ♪ How excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 23:48 ♪ How excellent is Your Name ♪
  • 23:59 That was Marty Goetz
  • 24:00 long time friend of the ministry
  • 24:02 and wonderful Messianic musician
  • 24:04 I know you love his music as do we.
  • 24:07 You know this whole story about the Gates reminds us that God is going somewhere
  • 24:12 He's bringing us into Himself
  • 24:14 He's bringing us into the future glory
  • 24:17 And really hearing Marty speak about the reconciliation
  • 24:20 that's taking place through the Messianic movement
  • 24:22 It's very encouraging to us.
  • 24:23 We've been on this trail for awhile.
  • 24:25 And you know it's not an ecumenical movement
  • 24:27 like you would see false ideologies coming together
  • 24:31 to agree upon that which is not agreeable.
  • 24:35 Unity for the sake of unity.
  • 24:36 Exactly, this is something else.
  • 24:38 It has to do with healing.
  • 24:40 It has to do with repentance and healing.
  • 24:41 In fact, we've seen that as well
  • 24:44 where Pastors will awaken to their ignorance of the Jewish part of the Gospel
  • 24:48 their ignorance of the Jewish identity of Jesus
  • 24:52 and how they've allowed us and embraced us.
  • 24:54 And we've been working for years along this trail.
  • 24:57 I remember when we first started going to Israel.
  • 24:59 Well and the rebirth of Israel is the key
  • 25:03 because it shows people that God is keeping His covenants with Israel and His people
  • 25:10 and that they're not replaced
  • 25:11 and the Church did not replace the Jewish people.
  • 25:14 There's something more that God is wanting to do
  • 25:16 that He's doing already in our midst.
  • 25:18 I know one of our signature scriptures is Ephesians 2.
  • 25:20 Right...He's broken down the middle wall of partition
  • 25:23 that which has caused us to have separation.
  • 25:26 And He's made us both one.
  • 25:28 Yes, we're prophetically linked
  • 25:30 but there's a distinctive between Jews and Gentiles
  • 25:32 and we get to keep that.
  • 25:34 And so it has been an incredible journey to see how God is doing that.
  • 25:37 Romans 9 through 11 speaks about all Israel being saved
  • 25:40 walks through that amazing picture of the olive tree
  • 25:44 and how the Gentiles are grafted in to the commonwealth of Israel.
  • 25:48 And really we're seeing that.
  • 25:49 We are seeing that in California
  • 25:50 We're seeing that around the world.
  • 25:52 There's this awakening taking place that's really...
  • 25:54 you can sense the coming of the LORD based on that.
  • 25:57 I love how you always said you didn't have to repent from being a Jewish
  • 26:00 but you repented from your sin.
  • 26:03 But God is restoring the Jewish people and their identity in their Messiah Yeshua.
  • 26:09 And it's growing
  • 26:10 It's growing every day.
  • 26:12 One of our works is in Napa, California known for its fine wine.
  • 26:15 Well there's new wine there.
  • 26:17 And the new wine is this understanding of the shared destiny of Jews and Christians
  • 26:22 coming together in Messiah.
  • 26:24 We had a woman come to our congregation.
  • 26:26 She said I have been waiting my whole life for this,
  • 26:29 I was raised Jewish but as a young girl I always wanted to know about this Jesus,
  • 26:34 and I felt like it was a forbidden thing.
  • 26:36 But she knew that Jesus was her Messiah.
  • 26:39 And so coming to our congregation she said,
  • 26:42 It's like a dream come true,
  • 26:44 you're answering the questions that I've had all my life
  • 26:47 that can I still be a Jewish person and believe in Jesus.
  • 26:52 That's what I love about this Gate Series.
  • 26:53 We're going to be going through each gate
  • 26:55 and as we do it's going to open up a wealth of information and understanding
  • 27:00 about our walk as believers.
  • 27:02 So what's coming up next week?
  • 27:04 Next week please join us.
  • 27:06 We get a chance to look at some more ancient gates in Jerusalem
  • 27:09 and we're going to be going to the "Zion Gate"
  • 27:12 It's going to be great.
  • 27:13 Until we see you we always like to remind you,
  • 27:16 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
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  3. The Jaffa Gate
  4. The New Gate
  5. The Damascus Gate
  6. Herod’s Gate
  7. Lions Gate
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