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Series: “Beloved Thief”
The ancient Israeli wedding customs, as they parallel the great moment of the coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, are portrayed in exciting Israeli music and drama. A fully staged musical show with fine actors and singers in period costumes of first-century Israel. A really enchanting and inspiring hour, worthy of many repeated viewings.
Episode: Beloved Thief, Part 3
The ancient Israeli wedding customs, as they parallel the great moment of the coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, are portrayed in exciting Israeli music and drama. A fully staged musical show with fine actors and singers in period costumes of first-century Israel. A really enchanting and inspiring hour, worthy of many repeated viewings.

Caption transcript for Beloved Thief: Part 3 (3/3)

  • 00:01 [ music playing ]
  • 00:33 [ music playing ]
  • 00:50 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 00:52 WELL, THIS PROGRAM IS THE THIRD
  • 00:54 OF A SET OF THREE.
  • 00:55 ACTUALLY THE THIRD ACT
  • 00:56 OF OUR MUSICAL PLAY,
  • 00:58 "BELOVED THIEF."
  • 01:00 AND AT THIS POINT, DVORAH,
  • 01:01 THE BRIDE-TO-BE IN OUR PLAY
  • 01:04 WEARS A VEIL WHEN SHE GOES OUT.
  • 01:06 SHE DRANK THE CUP
  • 01:07 AND SHE'S PROMISED
  • 01:09 AND SHE WEARS A VEIL SO
  • 01:10 THAT OTHER MEN WON'T BE ABLE TO
  • 01:12 SEE HER FACE DURING HER
  • 01:13 ENGAGEMENT PERIOD.
  • 01:14 AND, YOU KNOW, THE VEIL
  • 01:16 IS A SYMBOL OF THE FAITH.
  • 01:18 THE WORLD CAN'T VERY WELL
  • 01:19 DESCRIBE THE BELIEVERS
  • 01:20 BECAUSE THEY HAVE VEILS OF
  • 01:23 FAITH, THEY HAVE
  • 01:24 A CONTRACT BEHIND THE SCENES
  • 01:25 WITH THE BRIDEGROOM
  • 01:26 AND THEY'RE WAITING
  • 01:27 FOR HIM TO COME.
  • 01:28 AND SO THEY ACT DIFFERENT
  • 01:29 THAN THE WORLD.
  • 01:30 THE WORLD DOESN'T
  • 01:31 RECOGNIZE THEM BECAUSE
  • 01:31 OF THEIR VEILS.
  • 01:33 ONCE YOU'RE PROMISED,
  • 01:34 YOU GO AROUND WITH A VEIL.
  • 01:36 WELL, THE SONGS OF OUR MUSICAL
  • 01:37 ARE ON THE ALBUM,
  • 01:38 "BELOVED THIEF."
  • 01:39 14 SONGS -- ALL ON THE ALBUM.
  • 01:41 OR WE HAVE THE CASSETTE.
  • 01:43 I'LL TELL YOU LATER
  • 01:44 HOW YOU CAN GET THESE.
  • 01:45 THIS TIME WE'RE GOING
  • 01:46 TO HAVE A VIDEOTAPE AS WELL.
  • 01:48 ALL THREE PROGRAMS
  • 01:49 WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
  • 01:51 THE PLAY WILL RETURN
  • 01:52 FROM BEGINNING TO END
  • 01:54 WITHOUT THE BREAKS.
  • 01:55 SO YOU CAN GET THE VIDEOTAPE,
  • 01:56 VHS OR BETA, AND I'LL TELL YOU
  • 01:58 LATER HOW TO GET THAT.
  • 02:00 IN ORDER TO BRING YOU
  • 02:01 UP TO DATE WITH THE STORY,
  • 02:03 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME MOMENTS
  • 02:04 FROM THE FIRST TWO PROGRAMS
  • 02:06 SHOWING THE ACTION OF THE PLAY.
  • 02:08 THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN
  • 02:09 LOVE STORY.
  • 02:10 THE THING WE'VE TAUGHT
  • 02:11 BEFORE AND PEOPLE HAVE LOVED
  • 02:12 IT SO MUCH, WE'VE SET IT TO
  • 02:14 DRAMA AND TO MUSIC.
  • 02:16 NOW, LET'S LOOK AT THIS
  • 02:17 RECAP OF EACH.
  • 02:19 ♪ HOW CAN I SAY
  • 02:21 ♪ I SAW HIM TODAY.
  • 02:26 ♪ I JUST SAW A STRANGER TODAY.
  • 02:34 ♪ YET SOMEHOW I KNEW
  • 02:38 ♪ JUST WHAT HE WOULD DO.
  • 02:42 ♪ SOMEHOW I KNEW
  • 02:44 ♪ HIS VERY HEART.
  • 02:49 ♪ TODAY HE'LL COME TO ME
  • 02:52 ♪ TO POUR A CUP TO SEE.
  • 02:55 ♪ IF I WILL DRINK THAT CUP,
  • 02:58 ♪ THAT MEANS...
  • 03:00 ♪ I'M HIS BRIDE-TO-BE. ♪♪
  • 03:08 Narrator: THAT WAS OUR BRIDE.
  • 03:10 AND HERE'S OUR BRIDEGROOM
  • 03:12 COME TO VISIT WITH HER FAMILY
  • 03:14 AND BRING HIS WEDDING CONTRACT
  • 03:16 WITH THE PRICE FOR THE BRIDE.
  • 03:20 AND HE'S GOING TO PROPOSE
  • 03:21 MARRIAGE TO HER BY POURING
  • 03:22 HER A CUP.
  • 03:25 IF SHE DRINKS IT, IT'S YES.
  • 03:27 IF SHE ISN'T READY,
  • 03:29 SHE CAN JUST LEAVE
  • 03:30 IT SITTING THERE.
  • 03:35 [ music playing softly ]
  • 03:53 I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.
  • 04:00 HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ALL DAY?
  • 04:02 Narrator: NOW, HE'S OFF
  • 04:04 TO BUILD HER A LITTLE MANSION,
  • 04:05 A BRIDAL CHAMBER
  • 04:06 FOR THEIR HONEYMOON.
  • 04:08 HE'LL WORK ON THIS THING
  • 04:09 CONSTANTLY AND WHEN IT'S
  • 04:11 FINISHED, HIS FATHER
  • 04:12 WILL APPROVE IT AND HE'LL COME
  • 04:13 OVER TO HER HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT
  • 04:15 AND STEAL HER AWAY LIKE
  • 04:17 A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
  • 04:18 WHEN WILL THE WEDDING BE?
  • 04:23 ONLY MY FATHER KNOWS.
  • 04:29 [ music playing softly ]
  • 04:30 ♪ OH, WAIT FOR ME
  • 04:33 ♪ AND I WILL COME FOR THEE.
  • 04:37 ♪ A TIME ALONE
  • 04:41 ♪ AND THEN YOU'LL BE MY OWN.
  • 04:45 ♪ FOR ON THE NIGHT
  • 04:46 ♪ WHEN ALL IS FINISHED HERE
  • 04:49 ♪ AND WHEN MY FATHER
  • 04:51 ♪ SAYS IT'S DONE,
  • 04:52 ♪ ON THAT NIGHT
  • 04:54 ♪ I'LL CALL TO YOU,
  • 04:56 ♪ YOUR BRIDEGROOM COMES. ♪♪
  • 05:03 Narrator: THIS WAS FOLLOWED
  • 05:04 BY A GATHERING OF JEWISH
  • 05:06 BELIEVERS IN THE MESSIAH.
  • 05:07 THE MAN BORN BLIND HAS JUST
  • 05:09 GIVEN HIS TESTIMONY.
  • 05:12 OUR BRIDE-TO-BE HAS OVERHEARD
  • 05:13 HIS REMARKABLE STORY.
  • 05:21 Martha: DVORAH, WE SHOULD NOT
  • 05:22 HAVE COME.
  • 05:25 [ music playing softly ]
  • 05:36 Narrator: AT THE BACK
  • 05:37 OF THE CROWD, WE CAN SEE
  • 05:38 THE BRIDE FROM THE WEDDING AT
  • 05:39 CANAN.
  • 05:43 AND SO DVORAH,
  • 05:44 OUR BRIDE-TO-BE,
  • 05:45 IS LEFT STANDING IN THE DOORWAY
  • 05:47 AFTER THE HEBREW
  • 05:48 CHRISTIAN SERVICE.
  • 05:49 LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
  • 05:51 NOW, BACK TO OUR PLAY.
  • 05:55 [ music playing softly ]
  • 06:12 ♪ ALONE WITH YOU, LORD,
  • 06:16 ♪ ALONE WITH YOU.
  • 06:20 ♪ THOSE TIMES WHEN
  • 06:22 ♪ I'M ALONE WITH YOU.
  • 06:27 ♪ THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS,
  • 06:31 ♪ THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS,
  • 06:34 ♪ THOSE PRECIOUS MOMENTS
  • 06:38 ♪ WHEN I AM TRUE TO YOU.
  • 06:48 ♪ TO TALK WITH YOU, LORD,
  • 06:51 ♪ TO TALK WITH YOU.
  • 06:54 ♪ CLOSED EYES, I TRY
  • 06:58 ♪ TO TALK WITH YOU.
  • 07:02 ♪ THOSE ARE THE PRAYERS, LORD,
  • 07:05 ♪ THOSE SPECIAL PRAYERS, LORD,
  • 07:09 ♪ THOSE PRECIOUS PRAYERS, LORD,
  • 07:12 ♪ WHEN I AM TRUE TO YOU.
  • 07:16 ♪ HOW I LONG FOR THE DAY,
  • 07:17 ♪ IT SEEMS SO FAR, FAR AWAY,
  • 07:19 ♪ WHEN WE'LL MEET THERE
  • 07:20 ♪ IN HEAVEN FACE TO FACE.
  • 07:22 ♪ FOR IT IS YOU,
  • 07:24 ♪ YOU ALONE WHO KNOWS
  • 07:25 ♪ MY HEART LIKE YOUR OWN
  • 07:26 ♪ AND HOW I'VE FAILED,
  • 07:28 ♪ AND WHEN I'VE FAILED
  • 07:31 ♪ HOW YOUR LOVE HAS PREVAILED.
  • 07:37 ♪ ALONE WITH YOU, LORD,
  • 07:40 ♪ ALONE WITH YOU,
  • 07:44 ♪ THAT TIME WHEN
  • 07:46 ♪ I'M ALONE WITH YOU.
  • 07:52 ♪ THAT GOLD AND SILVER,
  • 07:55 ♪ THOSE PRECIOUS STONES,
  • 07:59 ♪ BUT BEST OF ALL, LORD,
  • 08:02 ♪ I'LL BE WITH YOU ALONE.
  • 08:07 ♪ THAT GOLD AND SILVER,
  • 08:11 ♪ THOSE PRECIOUS STONES,
  • 08:15 ♪ BUT BEST OF ALL, LORD,
  • 08:18 ♪ I'LL BE WITH YOU ALONE. ♪♪
  • 08:40 Dvorah: WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?
  • 08:42 GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES,
  • 08:45 WHAT DO THESE THINGS MEAN?
  • 08:48 I DIDN'T MEAN TO OVERHEAR,
  • 08:50 BUT I STAYED TO TALK WITH YOU.
  • 08:52 Woman: OH, I'M HAPPY
  • 08:53 TO TALK WITH YOU.
  • 08:55 Dvorah: I WANTED TO
  • 08:56 ASK YOU ABOUT --
  • 08:58 WELL, SEEING THE BLIND MAN
  • 08:59 TODAY, AND THEN,
  • 09:01 HEARING YOUR STORY,
  • 09:03 I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 09:04 Woman: I UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 09:05 YOU ARE CONFUSED.
  • 09:08 I BECAME A BELIEVER
  • 09:09 IN MESSIAH MY WEDDING DAY
  • 09:12 AFTER I MET HIM
  • 09:14 AND SAW THE MIRACLE.
  • 09:18 Dvorah: I UNDERSTAND
  • 09:19 THAT YOUR LEADER, ISHMAEL,
  • 09:20 SPEAKS OF A NEW COVENANT?
  • 09:22 Woman: YES.
  • 09:23 I HAVE A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP
  • 09:25 WITH THE MESSIAH.
  • 09:27 JUST AS YOU ARE DAVID'S BRIDE,
  • 09:29 THE BELIEVERS ARE THE
  • 09:30 BRIDE OF THE LORD.
  • 09:32 WE DRANK THE CUP WITH HIM
  • 09:34 AND HE HAS PAID
  • 09:35 THE PRICE FOR US.
  • 09:38 Dvorah: HOW CAN THESE THINGS BE?
  • 09:43 [ music playing ]
  • 09:44 ♪ ON A HILL BY THE SEA,
  • 09:47 ♪ MY BRIDEGROOM SPOKE TO ME.
  • 09:50 ♪ HE SAID, "BLESSED,
  • 09:51 ♪ BLESSED ARE THEE,
  • 09:54 ♪ MY LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE."
  • 09:57 ♪ HE TAUGHT ME ALL THOSE THINGS
  • 10:00 ♪ I LOVE OF GOD AND OF HIS SON.
  • 10:04 ♪ AND SOMEDAY THERE IN HEAVEN
  • 10:06 ♪ ABOVE WE'LL ALL BE ONE.
  • 10:16 ♪ ON THAT HILL BY THE SEA,
  • 10:20 ♪ THERE IN PEACEFUL GALILEE,
  • 10:23 ♪ THE THINGS HE SAID
  • 10:25 ♪ I'VE COME TO SEE,
  • 10:27 ♪ HAVE BLESSED MY HEART
  • 10:28 ♪ AND SET ME FREE.
  • 10:31 ♪ HE'S LEFT ME TO PREPARE
  • 10:33 ♪ A PLACE.
  • 10:35 ♪ HE'LL COME TO TAKE ME HOME.
  • 10:38 ♪ AND ON THAT NIGHT I'LL SEE
  • 10:40 ♪ HIS FACE AT LAST ALONE.
  • 10:51 ♪ ON A TREE,
  • 10:53 ♪ ON A TREE,
  • 10:55 ♪ ON THAT HILL OF CALVARY,
  • 10:59 ♪ MY LOVED BRIDEGROOM
  • 11:01 ♪ SET ME FREE.
  • 11:02 ♪ HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 11:04 ♪ FOR LOVE OF ME.
  • 11:07 ♪ ONE DAY THAT WOUNDED HAND
  • 11:09 ♪ I'LL KISS, I'LL TELL HIM,
  • 11:12 ♪ "IT IS DONE."
  • 11:14 ♪ WHAT GREATER LOVE HAS GOD
  • 11:16 ♪ THAN THIS TO SEND HIS SON?
  • 11:32 Dvorah: HE MUST LOVE YOU VERY
  • 11:33 MUCH TO PAY SUCH A HIGH PRICE.
  • 11:38 Woman: DVORAH, THIS PRICE
  • 11:39 WAS ALSO PAID FOR YOU,
  • 11:42 FOR ALL ISRAEL,
  • 11:44 FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 11:46 HE IS OUR BRIDEGROOM
  • 11:48 AND HE IS PREPARING A PLACE
  • 11:50 FOR ALL OF US THAT WHERE
  • 11:52 HE IS WE MAY GO ALSO.
  • 11:55 THIS NEW COVENANT IS WRITTEN
  • 11:57 IN OUR HEART.
  • 11:59 Dvorah: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND
  • 12:00 THIS NEW COVENANT.
  • 12:06 Woman: DIVORA --
  • 12:24 Dvorah: HOW DO I FIND
  • 12:24 THE MESSIAH?
  • 12:29 [ music playing ]
  • 12:33 ♪ FOLLOW ME TO GALILEE,
  • 12:40 ♪ FOLLOW ME HOME.
  • 12:47 ♪ WHEN WE SEE GALILEE,
  • 12:54 ♪ THEN YOU'LL KNOW YOU'RE HOME.
  • 13:02 ♪ COME WITH ME TO GALILEE,
  • 13:08 ♪ COME WITH ME HOME.
  • 13:15 ♪ IF YOU SEE GALILEE,
  • 13:22 ♪ YOU WILL SEE YOUR HOME.
  • 13:31 ♪ YESHUA LOVED GALILEE,
  • 13:34 ♪ HER FLOWERS, HER TREES.
  • 13:38 ♪ A PART OF HIS HEART MUST BE
  • 13:41 ♪ BESIDE THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 13:47 ♪ FROM HEAVEN MY LORD
  • 13:49 ♪ LOOKS DOWN,
  • 13:51 ♪ HIS KINGDOM TO SEE.
  • 13:55 ♪ AND WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD
  • 13:57 ♪ BE AS LOVELY AS THE GALILEE?
  • 14:05 ♪ WHERE ARE YOU WANDERING?
  • 14:09 ♪ WHY DO YOU ROAM?
  • 14:13 ♪ FOLLOW ME TO GALILEE,
  • 14:17 ♪ FOLLOW ME, COME HOME.
  • 14:31 ♪ FOLLOW ME, COME HOME. ♪♪
  • 15:00 Woman: ARE YOU COMING, DVORAH?
  • 15:03 Dvorah: I CANNOT COME WITH YOU.
  • 15:16 HOW CAN I FOLLOW YOU?
  • 15:20 I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
  • 15:24 SOME SAY YOU WERE A THIEF
  • 15:25 WHO DIED ON THE CROSS.
  • 15:30 BUT THE BLIND MAN SAYS
  • 15:32 THAT YOU GAVE HIM HIS SIGHT.
  • 15:35 SOME SAY YOU WERE JUST
  • 15:37 A CARPENTER FROM GALILEE.
  • 15:41 BUT ESTHER SAYS THAT YOU
  • 15:42 CAME TO HER WEDDING
  • 15:44 AND CHANGED HER LIFE.
  • 15:48 HOW COULD YOU LOVE ME ENOUGH
  • 15:50 TO DIE AND I DIDN'T EVEN
  • 15:54 KNOW WHO YOU WERE?
  • 15:59 [ music playing ]
  • 16:01 ♪ I SEE YOUR HEAVEN,
  • 16:04 ♪ VAST AND BLUE.
  • 16:06 ♪ I CANNOT HELP BUT THINK
  • 16:10 ♪ OF YOU.
  • 16:12 ♪ ABOVE THE SKY
  • 16:14 ♪ WHERE ANGELS SING,
  • 16:17 ♪ I WONDER IF YOU THINK OF ME.
  • 16:25 ♪ CAN YOU HEAR ME
  • 16:28 ♪ WHEN I WHISPER?
  • 16:31 ♪ LORD, JUST LOVE ME,
  • 16:33 ♪ LORD, JUST CARE.
  • 16:36 ♪ IN YOUR HEAVEN VAST AND BLUE,
  • 16:42 ♪ IS THERE A PLACE
  • 16:44 ♪ FOR ME UP THERE?
  • 16:51 ♪ WILL YOU REALLY COME
  • 16:53 ♪ AND TAKE ME HOME?
  • 16:55 ♪ DID YOU REALLY DIE FOR ME?
  • 17:01 ♪ ON THAT DAY WHEN
  • 17:03 ♪ YOU AROSE FROM THE DEAD,
  • 17:06 ♪ DID YOU THINK OF ME?
  • 17:12 ♪ LORD, I'M ONLY
  • 17:14 ♪ LIKE THAT THIEF
  • 17:15 ♪ ON THE CROSS.
  • 17:17 ♪ AND I DESERVE THE SAME AS HE.
  • 17:22 ♪ I ASK FOR ONLY WHAT
  • 17:24 ♪ HE ASKED ON THE CROSS,
  • 17:29 [ music playing softly ]
  • 17:30 ♪ "LORD, REMEMBER ME."
  • 17:56 ♪ SOMEDAY IN HEAVEN
  • 18:01 ♪ VAST AND BLUE,
  • 18:04 ♪ I'LL WORSHIP FACE TO FACE
  • 18:08 ♪ WITH YOU.
  • 18:11 ♪ ABOVE THE SKY
  • 18:14 ♪ WHERE ANGELS SING,
  • 18:18 ♪ I'LL KNOW THAT YOU
  • 18:22 ♪ REMEMBERED ME.
  • 18:38 EVEN AS I QUESTION YOU,
  • 18:41 I FEEL THE PRESENCE
  • 18:43 OF YOUR LOVE.
  • 18:46 A LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO.
  • 18:50 OH, FORGIVE MY UNBELIEF.
  • 19:04 I, TOO, WAS BLIND,
  • 19:07 BUT NOW I SEE.
  • 19:21 [ Speaking Hebrew ]
  • 19:32 HE QUOTES THE VERY WORDS
  • 19:34 OF MESSIAH AT THE
  • 19:35 PASSOVER TABLE.
  • 19:36 THE ANCIENT HEBREW BLESSING:
  • 19:38 BLESSED ART THOU,
  • 19:39 O LORD OUR GOD,
  • 19:40 KING OF THE UNIVERSE,
  • 19:41 CREATOR OF THE FRUIT
  • 19:42 OF THE VINES.
  • 19:44 THE BLIND MAN CAN
  • 19:45 REALLY SEE NOW.
  • 19:47 HE SEES THAT THE LORD
  • 19:48 IS THE TRUE VINE.
  • 19:49 THE DISCIPLES ARE THE BRANCHES
  • 19:51 AND THESE GREAT WORKS
  • 19:53 OF SALVATIONS ARE THE FRUITS.
  • 19:56 AND THAT'S ABOUT
  • 19:57 AS FAR AS OUR STORY GOES.
  • 19:58 WHAT ABOUT THE ENDING,
  • 19:59 YOU MAY ASK?
  • 20:01 DID THE BOY GET THE GIRL?
  • 20:02 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,
  • 20:03 ALL THE YOUNG MEN CAME BACK
  • 20:05 FOR THEIR BRIDES.
  • 20:06 THE BRIDE WOULD BE ASLEEP
  • 20:07 WITH HER LAMP AND HER VEIL
  • 20:09 BY HER BED.
  • 20:10 AND SHE WOULD HEAR THAT SHOUT.
  • 20:13 AND SO IT SAYS IN OUR BOOK,
  • 20:16 THE LORD HIMSELF WILL DESCEND
  • 20:17 FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
  • 20:19 IT WAS MIDNIGHT
  • 20:20 AND A CRY WAS MADE.
  • 20:22 REMEMBER THE 10 VIRGINS
  • 20:23 THAT WERE WAITING FOR
  • 20:24 THE BRIDEGROOM?
  • 20:25 FIVE HAD OIL IN THEIR LAMPS
  • 20:26 AND FIVE DID NOT.
  • 20:29 THE OIL MEANT THEY WERE
  • 20:30 REALLY READY TO GO IN THE DARK.
  • 20:32 BUT THE FIVE VIRGINS WITH NO OIL
  • 20:34 DIDN'T THINK HE WAS REALLY
  • 20:35 COMING THAT NIGHT.
  • 20:37 DO YOU THINK
  • 20:38 HE MIGHT COME TONIGHT?
  • 20:40 THAT WEDDING CONTRACT
  • 20:41 SAID THE BRIDE HAD
  • 20:42 TO BE WAITING EVERY NIGHT.
  • 20:44 ARE YOU FILLED WITH OIL?
  • 20:45 THE OIL IN THE BIBLE IS THE
  • 20:46 HOLY SPIRIT AND IF WE'RE FILLED
  • 20:48 WE'RE READY TO GO WHEN HE COMES.
  • 20:51 WELL, WE CAN'T FINISH THE
  • 20:53 WEDDING STORY ON THE STAGE
  • 20:55 BECAUSE THE BIG WEDDING
  • 20:55 WE'RE IN IS NOT OVER YET.
  • 20:57 WE WAIT LIKE DVORAH
  • 20:58 FOR OUR BRIDEGROOM.
  • 21:00 WE DRINK THE CUP
  • 21:01 AND WE WAIT.
  • 21:02 REMEMBER THAT IT ALL STARTED
  • 21:03 WITH THAT CUP.
  • 21:05 WE ALL DRINK IT AND IT'S
  • 21:06 THE PASSOVER CUP,
  • 21:07 THE COMMUNION,
  • 21:09 THE CUP OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
  • 21:11 YOU KNOW, YOU LADIES TURN DOWN
  • 21:12 SOME CUPS IN YOUR LIFETIME.
  • 21:14 AND WHEN THOSE ANCIENT
  • 21:17 PROSPECTIVE BRIDES DIDN'T LIFT
  • 21:18 THE CUP, WHY, THAT YOUNG MAN
  • 21:20 DIDN'T COME BACK.
  • 21:21 BUT WHEN THEY DRANK
  • 21:22 THAT ONE CUP,
  • 21:24 THAT ONE ALWAYS CAME BACK.
  • 21:26 WHEN THEY SERVE YOU THE LORD'S
  • 21:27 CUP, DRINK IT.
  • 21:28 AND WHEN HE COMES HE'LL STOP
  • 21:30 AT YOUR HOUSE.
  • 21:32 IF YOU'RE REALLY WAITING,
  • 21:33 HE'LL COME FOR YOU.
  • 21:35 IF YOU'RE HAD LOVE WITH THAT
  • 21:36 BELOVED THIEF,
  • 21:37 HE'LL COME AND STEAL YOU AWAY.
  • 21:39 WE'LL END OUR STORY FOR NOW,
  • 21:41 BUT LET'S KEEP LISTENING
  • 21:43 FOR THAT SHOUT.
  • 21:45 [ music playing ]
  • 21:52 ♪ MY BRIDEGROOM'S COMING,
  • 21:54 ♪ WE'VE MADE OUR VOWS.
  • 21:56 ♪ AND THEN WE'LL GO TO
  • 21:57 ♪ HIS FATHER'S HOUSE.
  • 22:00 ♪ MY VEIL IS READY,
  • 22:02 ♪ MY LAMP I'LL LIGHT.
  • 22:03 ♪ HE SAID HE'LL COME
  • 22:05 ♪ LIKE "A THIEF IN THE NIGHT."
  • 22:10 ♪ I WAIT IN DARKNESS
  • 22:12 ♪ TO HEAR HIS CRY.
  • 22:14 ♪ THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT,
  • 22:16 ♪ THE TIME IS NIGH.
  • 22:18 ♪ MY HEART IS EMPTY,
  • 22:20 ♪ ALONE WITHIN.
  • 22:22 ♪ IS THIS THE MOMENT
  • 22:24 ♪ THE THIEF BREAKS IN?
  • 22:29 ♪ BELOVED THIEF,
  • 22:34 ♪ CLAIM YOUR BRIDE.
  • 22:36 ♪ COME, MY PRINCE, TO MY SIDE.
  • 22:42 ♪ SO LONG I'VE WAITED,
  • 22:45 ♪ SO LONG MY LOVE.
  • 22:48 ♪ COME AND STEAL ME FROM ABOVE.
  • 22:57 [ music playing ]
  • 23:14 ♪ THE ANGELS GATHER
  • 23:16 ♪ TO SEE ME WED.
  • 23:18 ♪ THE CHAMBER'S READY,
  • 23:20 ♪ MY BRIDEGROOM SAID.
  • 23:22 ♪ PREPARED THE WAITING
  • 23:24 ♪ ARE ROBES OF WHITE
  • 23:26 ♪ TO GRACE THE BRIDE
  • 23:28 ♪ OF THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
  • 23:32 ♪ BELOVED THIEF,
  • 23:37 ♪ CLAIM YOUR BRIDE.
  • 23:40 ♪ COME, MY PRINCE,
  • 23:43 ♪ TO MY SIDE.
  • 23:45 ♪ SO LONG I'VE WAITED,
  • 23:48 ♪ SO LONG, MY LOVE.
  • 23:52 ♪ COME AND STEAL ME FROM ABOVE.
  • 23:58 ♪ OH, HOW I LONG FOR THE DAY.
  • 24:01 ♪ IT SEEMS SO FAR, FAR AWAY
  • 24:04 ♪ WHEN WE'LL MEET THERE
  • 24:06 ♪ IN HEAVEN FACE TO FACE.
  • 24:10 ♪ FOR IT IS YOU,
  • 24:12 ♪ YOU ALONE WHO KNOWS
  • 24:14 ♪ MY HEART LIKE YOUR OWN.
  • 24:17 ♪ COME AND STEAL ME
  • 24:20 ♪ FROM ABOVE. ♪♪
  • 24:35 Narrator: BEHOLD,
  • 24:36 THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH.
  • 24:38 GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM.
  • 24:45 WELL, IF YOU'RE CONVINCED
  • 24:46 THAT THERE REALLY IS A
  • 24:47 BRIDEGROOM AND THAT
  • 24:49 HE'S REALLY COMING,
  • 24:49 FRANKLY, I DON'T BLAME YOU.
  • 24:52 THE STORY WE JUST TOLD IN
  • 24:54 OUR PLAY IS A TRUE STORY.
  • 24:55 IT'S A REAL BIBLICAL STORY.
  • 24:57 IT'S THE WAY PEOPLE DID THINGS
  • 24:59 AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT'S THE
  • 25:01 WAY THE GOSPEL GOES.
  • 25:03 THE LORD IS REAL.
  • 25:05 HE REALLY CAME.
  • 25:06 HE REALLY DRANK THE CUP WITH US.
  • 25:08 HE REALLY PAID THE PRICE
  • 25:09 AND WENT BACK TO HIS FATHER'S
  • 25:11 HOUSE AND HE'S REALLY
  • 25:12 BUILDING US A MANSION,
  • 25:14 A BRIDAL CHAMBER
  • 25:15 FOR OUR TIME THERE WITH HIM.
  • 25:17 AND IF THAT'S NOT TRUE,
  • 25:19 THEN NOTHING IN THE BIBLE IS
  • 25:21 TRUE.
  • 25:23 IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT,
  • 25:24 THE MOST VITAL MESSAGE.
  • 25:27 YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DRINK HIS CUP.
  • 25:28 I DRANK IT
  • 25:29 AND I'M WAITING FOR HIM
  • 25:30 AND IT'S A VERY GOOD FEELING.
  • 25:31 I WISH YOU WOULD THINK
  • 25:32 ABOUT THIS.
  • 25:33 THIS IS OUR REAL MESSAGE.
  • 25:35 IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION
  • 25:36 POSSIBLE IN THIS LIFE,
  • 25:39 WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO
  • 25:40 ABOUT THIS CUP THAT'S OFFERED.
  • 25:42 WELL, OUR MUSIC IS ON AN ALBUM.
  • 25:44 I'D LIKE YOU TO HAVE IT.
  • 25:45 I'D LIKE YOU TO LISTEN
  • 25:47 TO IT.
  • 25:48 THE ALBUM, "BELOVED THIEF,"
  • 25:49 IS 14 SONGS.
  • 25:50 WE ALSO HAVE IT IN CASSETTE.
  • 25:52 IT SAYS ON THE COVER,
  • 25:54 BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE APPRECIATE
  • 25:59 THE STIRRING IMAGE OF THE
  • 26:00 SCRIPTURE, THE BRIDEGROOM IS
  • 26:02 COMING.
  • 26:03 GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM.
  • 26:05 AND THE FACT THAT THE LORD WILL
  • 26:06 COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
  • 26:09 IT'S THE WHOLE CHURCH IS IN THE
  • 26:12 POSITION OF OUR BRIDE IN THE
  • 26:13 PLAY.
  • 26:15 WE'VE BEEN PROPOSED TO.
  • 26:16 WE'VE ACCEPTED THE PROPOSAL.
  • 26:18 AND THE ISRAELI BRIDE
  • 26:19 DIDN'T JUST PRINT WEDDING
  • 26:22 INVITATIONS AND PICK A DATE.
  • 26:23 SHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE DAY
  • 26:24 OF HER WEDDING.
  • 26:25 THE BELIEVERS DON'T KNOW
  • 26:26 THE DAY OF HIS COMING.
  • 26:27 WE'VE TRIED TO CELEBRATE THAT
  • 26:28 IN VARIOUS SONGS ON THE ALBUM.
  • 26:32 "THROUGH THE NIGHT."
  • 26:33 "WAIT FOR ME."
  • 26:34 "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE."
  • 26:35 AND, OF COURSE, "BELOVED THIEF,"
  • 26:38 WHICH IS THE TITLE SONG.
  • 26:40 I HOPE YOU'LL GET THIS ALBUM.
  • 26:41 I WOULD LIKE YOU
  • 26:42 TO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC.
  • 26:43 I WROTE THE MUSIC AND THE
  • 26:44 WORDS MYSELF AND I KNOW WHERE
  • 26:46 THEY CAME FROM
  • 26:47 AND WHAT THE QUALITY IS
  • 26:48 AND WHAT THE MESSAGE IS.
  • 26:49 I HOPE YOU'LL GET IT.
  • 26:50 WE'LL ASK FOR A GIFT OF $10
  • 26:52 OR MORE FOR THE ALBUM, PLEASE.
  • 26:55 AND OF COURSE,
  • 26:55 WHEN I SAY 10 OR MORE,
  • 26:57 I DON'T MEAN TO HAVE YOU PAY
  • 26:59 MORE THAN IT'S WORTH.
  • 27:00 BUT IT HELPS US IF YOU PAY $10
  • 27:03 OR MORE,
  • 27:04 AND WE'LL SEND YOU THE RECORD.
  • 27:05 AND WE HAVE A VIDEOTAPE,
  • 27:06 "BELOVED THIEF,"
  • 27:07 WITH THE WHOLE MUSICAL,
  • 27:08 NO BREAKS.
  • 27:09 ALL THE MUSIC AND ALL THE ACTING
  • 27:11 AND ALL THE LESSONS.
  • 27:13 WE CAN SUPPLY THIS
  • 27:14 IN VHS OR BETA.
  • 27:16 A GIFT OF $29 OR MORE, PLEASE.
  • 27:18 $29 FOR THE VIDEOTAPE.
  • 27:21 SEND IT TO THE POST OFFICE BOX
  • 27:22 SHA'LU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:25 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 27:28 Captions provided by:
  • 27:29 CAPTION 2000+
  • 27:30 DALLAS, TEXAS
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Episodes in this series

  1. Beloved Thief, Part 1
  2. Beloved Thief, Part 2
  3. Beloved Thief, Part 3

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