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Series: “Joseph: Dreamer/Redeemer”
Perhaps more than any of the patriarchs in the Bible, Joseph presents us with a clear preview of the Redeemer, Yeshua Ha Mashiach. From his humble beginnings to his ascendancy as a leader of the known world, Joseph pictures the One to come. Born to humble parents, Yeshua’s suffering and ultimate sacrifice as the Lamb of God will lead to His return as the Lion of Judah. In this nine-part series, we lay bare the “Egyptian” (foreign) identity and centuries-long gentile view of Jesus and reveal Him as the Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world.
Episode: “Jealousy and Rejection”
As we begin this nine-program series, we see Joseph tending sheep and wearing his coat of many colors. Jealousy and rejection from his brothers have already begun but worsen after he tells them about his dreams. Myles and Katharine compare Joseph’s treatment by his family to Yeshua’s rejection by many in his day, though He was sent to be the Messiah. Ron Cantor talks about his book Identity Theft: The loss of Jewish identity.

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  • 00:07 ♪ Music ♪
  • 00:31 From the pit to the palace,
  • 00:34 from certain death to abundant life,
  • 00:37 Joseph, the Patriarch who pictures Messiah.
  • 00:52 Shalom and welcome to our program, I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 00:54 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 00:56 And we want to welcome you
  • 00:57 to our new series on "Joseph, Dreamer / Redeemer"
  • 01:01 What a picture of Messiah we see in the life of Joseph.
  • 01:04 For so many years, centuries Jesus has been seen as a foreign god.
  • 01:09 And just as we'll see in this story
  • 01:11 for a season of Joseph's life
  • 01:13 his brothers think that he is a foreign leader.
  • 01:16 But you know...
  • 01:17 he's a Jewish brother, a Jewish messiah.
  • 01:20 And Joseph pictures the Jewishness of Jesus in a unique and wonderful way.
  • 01:23 Absolutely
  • 01:25 In no other story is there such a clear, perfect
  • 01:29 prophetic parallel between Joseph and Jesus.
  • 01:33 Time and time again we'll go through each one
  • 01:36 and show you how they're just mirror images of each other.
  • 01:40 Even that the father sent Joseph to seek the welfare of his brethren.
  • 01:45 That's true.
  • 01:46 Just as Yeshua came to seek the welfare of the Jewish people.
  • 01:49 And he's also the Savior of this word.
  • 01:51 An interesting thing about the Patriarchs...
  • 01:54 They really do picture the things that are taking place in the world.
  • 01:57 Think about this...
  • 01:58 Abraham pictures election; how God chooses us, he calls us.
  • 02:02 And Isaac pictures sonship, how when we say "yes" to Yeshua we become sons of God.
  • 02:08 Jacob pictures that wrestling match that we all go through between the flesh and the Spirit
  • 02:13 And ultimately the Spirit triumphs
  • 02:15 and Jacob's name is changed to Israel, which means "a prince with God".
  • 02:19 How much greater is the story of Joseph as we see the heirship
  • 02:23 and the full inheritance that God wants to bring to those who follow him.
  • 02:28 And how ugly envy is as we see Joseph in the coat of many colors
  • 02:34 and what happens to him as he shares his dream.
  • 02:41 This is the story of Joseph the son of Jacob.
  • 02:45 As a young man Joseph tended sheep along with his half brothers in the land of Canaan.
  • 02:51 This sweeping vista now belonged to his father.
  • 02:56 His great-grandfather, Abraham had once sojourned here across the very same land.
  • 03:04 Joseph was a favorite son of his father
  • 03:08 because he was among the youngest of the brothers.
  • 03:11 And Joseph's brothers despised him
  • 03:15 for he wore a handsome coat affectionately made for him by his loving father.
  • 03:29 Myles - We're about to see jealousy and rejection unfold.
  • 03:33 Centuries later these steps bore a similar story.
  • 03:36 They led to the house of Caiaphas.
  • 03:39 It would have been by this route that Yeshua , Jesus,
  • 03:42 was brought under guard to the high priest's house.
  • 03:45 It was here that the disciple Peter denied his LORD.
  • 03:52 The parallels between the story of Joseph and the story of Yeshua , Jesus are so powerful
  • 03:58 that we wanted to bring you this opening from the steps that led
  • 04:02 to the pit in which Jesus was kept on the night he was betrayed.
  • 04:05 We're at Caiaphas house in Jerusalem
  • 04:08 and we're looking at the place of the denial of Peter.
  • 04:12 It's so important because we're living in a time when the nations are being sifted
  • 04:17 between whether they're going to believe in Yeshua
  • 04:20 or whether they're going to stand with Israel.
  • 04:22 But I believe we're standing at a time when the Scripture from Malachi 4 is coming alive.
  • 04:27 (Speaking Hebrew)
  • 04:38 And really, the Jewish people are looking to Christians to stand with them.
  • 04:42 And the Christians need the wisdom, and the history, and
  • 04:44 the understanding of the Bible that the Jewish people have.
  • 04:47 We're in a time when God is raising up a "one new man".
  • 04:52 You know...strength for the hour that we're in.
  • 04:56 So as we bring you to the story of Joseph
  • 04:59 it is such a remarkable story of what God has done
  • 05:02 and in parallel between Jesus' life and Joseph's life.
  • 05:06 There's a concept in Jewish history
  • 05:10 of " Meshiach ben Yoseph", "Messiah son of Joseph"
  • 05:13 and "Meshiach ben David", "Messiah son of David".
  • 05:17 And the question has always arisen in Jewish hearts and minds;
  • 05:20 well, how can Messiah be the son of Joseph, the suffering one
  • 05:23 and the son of David, the conquering king?
  • 05:26 How could that be?
  • 05:27 Are there two Messiahs?
  • 05:29 But we know that both of those pictures
  • 05:32 are pictures of the one and only Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach.
  • 05:36 I love how Myles has been speaking to me and teaching me
  • 05:40 about how much the life of Joseph reflects Jesus' life.
  • 05:45 Even the beginning of his life he was called at a young age.
  • 05:48 He was called at 17.
  • 05:51 And the father had so much favor on him and he gave him a royal robe.
  • 05:55 And there's not one place in Scripture that's really spoken against his life.
  • 05:59 We see other patriarchs where they kind of "drop the ball" so to say.
  • 06:04 But nothing with Joseph.
  • 06:06 Even everything that came against him,
  • 06:08 all of the slander and all of the betrayal of his own brothers
  • 06:13 being thrown in a pit for no reason other than the favor of his father.
  • 06:18 Exactly.
  • 06:20 The favor of his father is so important because he was beloved of his father.
  • 06:25 He was the son of Jacob's old age
  • 06:27 just as Yeshua is the beloved son of the Father of Eternity.
  • 06:31 He is the Son from Age to Age from the Father of all Eternity.
  • 06:36 It's as if the robe and the mantle
  • 06:38 are a picture of the mantle that was on Yeshua as well.
  • 06:41 There's a separation, a sanctification,
  • 06:43 something special about Joseph.
  • 06:45 He may have been immature about the way he expressed things.
  • 06:48 Katharine - and he might have been a little gloaty
  • 06:51 by wearing the coat coming to meet the brothers.
  • 06:54 But he did not deserve what the brothers felt or what they did to him.
  • 07:01 It's really true.
  • 07:02 And think about the brothers as a picture of the Pharisees vis-a-vis , Jesus.
  • 07:05 They were jealous.
  • 07:06 The despised that he had the word of authority.
  • 07:09 They were jealous of the mantle that was on him.
  • 07:11 There's so many parallels between Joseph and Jesus.
  • 07:14 In this series you're going to see them over and over again
  • 07:17 how we're going to be drawing parallels
  • 07:19 between the Old Testament, the " Tanakh ", the Hebrew Scriptures
  • 07:22 and the B'rit Hadeshah , the New Testament.
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  • 08:58 You know the parallels between Joseph and Yeshua just continue to unfold in this story.
  • 09:03 It really begins as a sovereignty issue doesn't it?
  • 09:06 The sovereignty of the LORD.
  • 09:08 His decisions, his way of unfolding life, his way of anointing,
  • 09:13 his choice of who to anoint.
  • 09:15 And we see that in this first dream don't we?
  • 09:17 Yeah, the sheaves you know.
  • 09:19 Joseph had a dream; God called him in a dream.
  • 09:21 And his sheave was standing up and all of the other sheaves were bowing down.
  • 09:27 Well, his brothers really didn't like that story.
  • 09:29 That's really true.
  • 09:30 And it's really...that's how it is with us, right?
  • 09:32 David was anointed over Saul.
  • 09:34 And Saul did not like that.
  • 09:36 And Jonathan understood it and he followed David
  • 09:38 because he recognized the sovereign choice of the LORD.
  • 09:41 And in every generation there are issues of sovereignty.
  • 09:44 We're seeing that play out in Israel right now.
  • 09:47 Does God own this Land?
  • 09:48 Can he give it to whoever he chooses?
  • 09:50 Yes he can, but it's disputed.
  • 09:53 The Bible's really clear what it says about Yeshua and the acts that he did for our lives.
  • 09:57 It says...
  • 10:24 It is so true,
  • 10:26 The fight over sovereignty and the recognition of the choice of the LORD.
  • 10:30 We're going to see that unfold in Joseph's life.
  • 10:32 And jealousy is going to cause great trouble for him.
  • 10:36 It has sent him to a pit.
  • 10:38 But that pit will lead to a palace,
  • 10:40 the palace to a prison,
  • 10:42 and ultimately to the authority over all of Egypt
  • 10:44 and the ability to save the lives of his Jewish family.
  • 10:48 We'll continue.
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  • 11:59 You know our story really has so many parallels of Yeshua and Joseph
  • 12:04 that there's over a hundred of them in the story of Joseph.
  • 12:07 And one of the ones that really strikes me
  • 12:10 is we see the power of jealousy
  • 12:12 and the way that Joseph, he's growing in his understanding.
  • 12:15 He's not confident yet but here's what the parallel is in Luke chapter 2,
  • 12:20 think about this, Simeon the elder in the Temple saying...
  • 12:35 And Joseph's dreams are revealing the hearts of those around him.
  • 12:39 It's a very eye-opening experience for his brothers
  • 12:43 to hear that they might have to bow down to him
  • 12:46 and the stars meaning the elders, his father and his mother.
  • 12:50 And so we see long before his brothers ever bow down
  • 12:54 Joseph will have to bow to the sovereign plan of God.
  • 12:58 Which is sometimes and often involves pain.
  • 13:02 He's going to be suffering before he becomes a ruler.
  • 13:05 And we'll see that unfold in our story.
  • 13:07 So let's pick up with our story now
  • 13:09 as Joseph and the brethren are together in Israel.
  • 14:12 Boy, Joseph really complicated it with that next dream didn't he?
  • 14:15 Well God gave him the dream and he had to give expression to what God was speaking to him.
  • 14:21 You know he talks about how the sun, the moon and the stars will bow down.
  • 14:25 And you know there's a typology in that;
  • 14:28 the sun - the father; the moon - the mother; the stars - the brothers.
  • 14:32 But that interpretation comes mostly through Jacob and will be revealed in reality over time.
  • 14:37 I'm thinking about the name, Joseph's name means "adding".
  • 14:41 It means "the revealer of secrets" also; his other name.
  • 14:44 And it's speaks in Genesis 49
  • 14:46 when Jacob prophesies over him
  • 14:48 about him being a fruitful bough
  • 14:51 because he is going to be used
  • 14:52 to provide for the entire nation
  • 14:55 Think of that in terms of what Yeshua did for us.
  • 14:58 He came to us in our famine.
  • 15:00 He came to us in the loss, in what had been taken from us
  • 15:04 through the fall in the first Adam.
  • 15:06 And as the second Adam he adds it back.
  • 15:09 If we If we say yes to Yeshua he adds life to us,
  • 15:12 he adds resurrection life.
  • 15:14 It's like we are saved from famine, spiritual famine.
  • 15:17 There's nothing like having the Word of God being restored to your life.
  • 15:22 It says that there was a famine in the land but not only that,
  • 15:26 but there was a spiritual connection that God was bringing for the people
  • 15:30 and the brothers!
  • 15:32 Yes, the famine was alienation,
  • 15:35 it means being subtracted from or away from God.
  • 15:38 And really the brothers hated him because of the words that he spoke to them
  • 15:42 just as Yeshua spoke words of life and some received
  • 15:46 but the brothers in general rejected him.
  • 15:50 But think about this.
  • 15:51 Here's the way God himself describes Yeshua in John 1:1,
  • 16:01 And Yeshua didn't dispute that.
  • 16:03 Because he says to the Pharisees and to the Disciples,
  • 16:06 You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of God.
  • 16:10 He understood there was a glorious future that was coming
  • 16:13 because of the work he would do on the cross.
  • 16:16 And Joseph didn't quite understand what was coming
  • 16:19 but he was walking step by step.
  • 16:22 And God is going to use him to bring a great future for his family and his brethren
  • 16:27 and the entire world.
  • 16:29 Just as Yeshua is the Messiah of the Jews and the Savior of the World
  • 16:33 so it is that Joseph was the Savior of Egypt and saved his Jewish family as well.
  • 16:43 One of the main things we see in the story of Joseph is the issue of God's sovereignty.
  • 16:49 And how we so often buck against that sovereignty and we want God to do things our way.
  • 16:56 Well when God gives us a dream and it doesn't always come
  • 16:59 in the way and the timing that we'd like it to come, there's often a journey.
  • 17:03 Yes, there is a journey.
  • 17:05 But think about this.
  • 17:06 Joseph was called in scripture the son of his father's old age.
  • 17:10 What a parallel for Yeshua who was sent from the Eternal Father
  • 17:14 to reach for his brothers, the Jewish people.
  • 17:16 Sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel
  • 17:19 and then also to the entire world,
  • 17:22 And it says in Scripture that he favored him because of that.
  • 17:25 You know, he had waited a long time for that one son.
  • 17:29 And God has a hope for all of us to know
  • 17:31 that he has a plan for our lives.
  • 17:34 We might all have suffered a little bit of rejection by our family
  • 17:38 because of the dreams that God puts in our life
  • 17:41 But God wants us to take courage and hope that he has a plan
  • 17:45 and his plan is good and it will not fail.
  • 17:48 That's great.
  • 17:50 We really see this going back to the coat of many colors, this mantle, this separation,
  • 17:55 this statement that you are special, you were chosen a certain way.
  • 17:59 Think about how Yeshua had a series of mantles, signs,the creation itself
  • 18:04 spoke about who this separated and chosen one is,
  • 18:08 The Star of Bethlehem,
  • 18:09 The Song of the Angels,
  • 18:11 The Dove coming at his baptism
  • 18:14 when his cousin put him in the Jordan River and the Dove opened the skies.
  • 18:18 And the darkness at the time of the cross,
  • 18:21 the earthquake when the crucifixion took place,
  • 18:24 and the veil in the Temple being rent when Yeshua was crucified.
  • 18:28 These are all signs that are saying this is the One that I have chosen.
  • 18:33 And that sovereignty of the LORD is really an issue for us in our humanity isn't it?
  • 18:38 Absolutely.
  • 18:39 And we need to always remember that God is on our side
  • 18:42 when we go through the struggles and the disappointments;
  • 18:45 when people that are close to us fail us or they come against us.
  • 18:49 Yes, exactly.
  • 18:51 Our friend Ron Cantor has written a great book called "Identity Theft"
  • 18:54 Which really works in tandem with out series in a unique and special way because it speaks
  • 18:59 about the loss of Yeshua's identity as the Jewish Messiah over the centuries
  • 19:04 and the time that we're in right now where we are recovering that
  • 19:08 and the world at large and especially our Jewish people
  • 19:12 are really considering the claims of this One
  • 19:15 who in fact is Yeshua HaMashiach .
  • 19:18 Let's go to my interview with Ron right now.
  • 19:21 Ron thank you for being with us.
  • 19:23 You know we are doing a series on Joseph
  • 19:25 and especially the way that Joseph's life foreshadows
  • 19:30 the work of Yeshua as the "Suffering Servant"
  • 19:32 and hints at the coming reign of Yeshua as King.
  • 19:36 Now, you're the right person to talk to
  • 19:38 because you've actually have written a book called "Identity Theft"
  • 19:41 about the loss of Yeshua's Jewish identity.
  • 19:43 Tell us how that looks to you.
  • 19:46 When I came to faith in 1983
  • 19:49 it was a huge deal for me
  • 19:51 in addition to coming into a
  • 19:54 revelation that I was a sinner
  • 19:57 and I needed God's help.
  • 19:59 There was tremendous pressure because I'm Jewish.
  • 20:02 And I thought the very definition of being Jewish was to not believe in Jesus.
  • 20:06 So to suddenly believe that Jesus or Yeshua is the Messiah
  • 20:10 was like an earthquake in my life.
  • 20:14 I thought I had to give up my heritage, my people, my religion
  • 20:17 but I began to read the New Covenant.
  • 20:20 And I thought...
  • 20:21 I knew growing up Jesus was Jewish
  • 20:23 but honestly... John the Baptist?
  • 20:25 If you told me there was a guy in the Bible
  • 20:27 named "John the Baptist" who is actually a Jewish guy...
  • 20:30 and if you told me that in Acts Chapter 10
  • 20:33 that one of the biggest controversies in the New Covenant
  • 20:36 was when a Jewish guy named Peter wanted to baptize Gentiles?
  • 20:40 See now, if a Jewish person wants to be immersed in water ...that's controversy.
  • 20:45 But back during the first days of the first congregation...
  • 20:48 baptism, immersion, water...
  • 20:50 it was part of Jewish life and culture for centuries leading up to that.
  • 20:54 But to baptize a Gentile was forbidden.
  • 20:57 So everything was turned over upside down over the past 2,000 years.
  • 21:01 Miriam, a young Israeli girl became Maria, a Catholic girl
  • 21:06 and James...
  • 21:08 I'm sorry but there was nobody named James in the New Testament
  • 21:13 The brother of Yeshua who was the first senior Apostle in the early congregation,
  • 21:18 his name was "Jacob".
  • 21:19 He had a Jewish name because he was Jewish.
  • 21:22 So it did appear to me that Jesus had been robbed of his Jewishness,
  • 21:27 or at least the message of the Gospel had.
  • 21:30 I feel that we're in a very specific moment in time now
  • 21:34 where our Jewish people are more open than ever to consider the historicity of Jesus
  • 21:40 but also the spiritual possibility that he's Meshiach .
  • 21:44 Tell us about some of the breakthroughs in Tel Aviv.
  • 21:47 We're part of a Hebrew speaking
  • 21:49 congregation in Tel Aviv.
  • 21:50 It was birthed in 1995
  • 21:52 by Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram
  • 21:54 They had led congregations in the past
  • 21:56 but they were all bi-lingual.
  • 21:58 And many of the congregations,
  • 21:59 most of the congregations in Israel are bi-lingual...
  • 22:02 Russian-Hebrew,
  • 22:03 English-Hebrew,
  • 22:05 just English, just Spanish.
  • 22:06 And they felt if we're going to reach native-born Israelis
  • 22:11 they can't come into a meeting and believe the lie
  • 22:15 that being a believer in Yeshua is connected to something from
  • 22:18 America or Russia or Spanish speaking country.
  • 22:21 It began here.
  • 22:23 So in order to get them the truth we had to become Israeli.
  • 22:27 So they birthed a "Hebrew-speaking only" congregation.
  • 22:30 Which was really hard for people who didn't speak Hebrew.
  • 22:33 And some people actually were kind of offended by that.
  • 22:37 And that's not an exciting thing that they were offended.
  • 22:39 But they wanted to reach Israelis.
  • 22:42 A couple years ago myself and Asher Intrater, Ari and Shira
  • 22:45 invited us to take over the congregation and we have seen breakthroughs.
  • 22:51 In fact, we just had dinner earlier;
  • 22:52 one of the young men with us, Michael, is a year and a half old in faith.
  • 22:57 He talked about coming to Yeshua just after the Army.
  • 23:01 We have other young believers in our congregation...young adults.
  • 23:06 So God is moving.
  • 23:10 It's always good to be with Ron Cantor.
  • 23:12 He's a great brother and an example of the great Aliyah that's taking place.
  • 23:17 and this new arising of a faithful remnant that is in the Land
  • 23:21 that is preaching the Word of God, that is loving Israel
  • 23:24 and is being a part of the life of Israel but yet staying true to the Gospel
  • 23:28 which does not make you a Gentile; which I love that
  • 23:31 he brings that out in his book "Identity Theft"
  • 23:33 and certainly in our interview.
  • 23:34 You know, Jesus really deserves a new look from the Jewish people.
  • 23:38 And that's really what we're experiencing in our day.
  • 23:41 So many of us have this same objections that we heard from Ron.
  • 23:44 I remember thinking that "Jesus" was his first name
  • 23:49 and "Christ" was his last name
  • 23:50 and he must have been born to Joe and Mary Christ
  • 23:53 and they were Catholics who lived in Rome near the coliseum
  • 23:56 and then somehow he became a big deal and led this religion
  • 24:00 that had nothing to do with the Jewish people,
  • 24:02 in fact, was a danger to the Jewish people.
  • 24:04 And one truth that is in there
  • 24:06 is because of the misunderstanding of the Jewishness of the Gospel
  • 24:11 and the faithful fulfillment to Messianic prophecies
  • 24:14 that Yeshua brought and that he lived, died and resurrected for;
  • 24:18 because of that misunderstanding there has been 2,000 years of Christian anti-Semitism.
  • 24:25 It sounds like an oxymoron.
  • 24:27 How could you be a Christian, a believer in Yeshua , the Jewish Messiah and not like the Jews?
  • 24:31 It sounds crazy, but yet the Jewish people have suffered.
  • 24:34 So no wonder it's hard for us to understand
  • 24:37 that he is in fact for us as well.
  • 24:40 Well He's for all people, all mankind, but He has an election.
  • 24:44 And the election was the Jewish people, "to the Jew first".
  • 24:47 And that's a lot of what the carnal mind, I like to call it,
  • 24:51 struggles with the sovereign plan of God.
  • 24:54 We have to say, God your will is bigger than mine,
  • 24:58 your plans are bigger than mine
  • 25:00 And settle it...
  • 25:01 Settle it that he doesn't play favorites but he has an order.
  • 25:04 That's right.
  • 25:05 The theologians say we have ontological unity,
  • 25:07 we're all one in Messiah.
  • 25:09 But there is an economic subordination.
  • 25:11 It has nothing to do with money.
  • 25:13 It means an order, a priority list, a way that God does things
  • 25:16 and you quoted it; the Gospel is to the Jew first.
  • 25:19 We are to look again at who our Messiah is.
  • 25:22 In fact, one could preach the entire Gospel of Jesus from the Hebrew Scriptures
  • 25:27 We could take 28 prophesies, Messianic prophecies to show that he is in fact the one spoken of.
  • 25:34 In fact, came and fulfilled the first part of the story
  • 25:37 and his returning of course, to fulfill the second part.
  • 25:40 Well He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 25:42 And Jacob had a son and that was Joseph.
  • 25:45 And when Jacob was in his old age he sent Joseph out
  • 25:49 to see of the welfare of his brethren.
  • 25:52 And that word "welfare" in Hebrew means " Shalom ".
  • 25:55 But unfortunately he was not greeted with any shalom at all.
  • 25:59 And sad to say
  • 26:00 that most of our Jewish people
  • 26:02 have not greeted Yeshua
  • 26:03 with the shalom that he deserves.
  • 26:05 But thank God in our day there are more Jewish people
  • 26:08 coming to faith in Messiah than ever before.
  • 26:11 And I think that we as Jewish people are understanding
  • 26:14 that our only friends in the whole world
  • 26:16 are true believers in this most famous, most wonderful, most well-known Jewish man
  • 26:22 Meshiach - Yeshua
  • 26:24 Amen
  • 26:25 So we're living in an amazing day, wonderful day,
  • 26:27 challenging but fantastic.
  • 26:30 And you know, in the scripture there's woven
  • 26:33 so many beautiful nuggets for us to draw on the life of God,
  • 26:39 even if we're struggling, like Jacob and Joseph.
  • 26:42 Can you imagine a father sending a his son off to seek the welfare?
  • 26:47 The loss that he felt, the mourning that he felt...
  • 26:50 God wants to comfort us if we're in a place of mourning or if we're in a place of pain.
  • 26:56 He wants to be with us.
  • 26:58 Yes, that's true.
  • 26:59 And that's why we do these programs.
  • 27:01 We want you to have an encounter
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  • 27:06 And we always like to end our program with this simple prayer
  • 27:09 from Psalm 122 which requires, which says, which beseeches you
  • 27:15 which begs you to remember Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim .
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Episodes in this series

  1. Jealousy and Rejection
  2. Betrayal and Deception
  3. Innocence and Accusation
  4. Faithfulness from Prison
  5. Prisoner to Prime Minister
  6. Famine and Recognition
  7. Brother for Brother
  8. Longing and Revelation
  9. Substitution and Redemption
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