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Episode: “Jerusalem Forever”
Zola’s contagious love for Israel—which mimics the Scripture’s—is apparent in his music, books, and TV productions. This program visits Zola in mid-career when he teaches about the Bible’s Jewish roots, emphasizing his trademark subject: prophecy.
Series: “Zola’s Highlights”
A Collection of Classic Zola
These programs celebrate the timeless teachings of the late Zola Levitt, one of the most beloved Bible teachers in America. Highlights from 30 years of television broadcasting are condensed into 4 half-hour programs that examine Zola’s early, mid-career, and later teaching. On-location footage from Israel gives viewers insights into the biblical world and Word.

Caption transcript for Zola’s Highlights: “Jerusalem Forever” (3/4)

  • 00:09 I WILL BRING YOU OUT OF THE NATIONS WHERE YOU ARE SCATTERED.
  • 00:12 BEHOLD I AM COMING WITH THE CLOUDS AND EVERY EYE SHALL SEE ME.
  • 00:19 AND YOU WILL LOOK UPON ME WHOM YOU HAVE PIERCED AND FINALLY SAY, BARUCH ABBA B'SHEM ADONAI.
  • 00:28 BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
  • 00:39 DR. JEFFERY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:44 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:46 JEFFERY SEIF WITH MY CO-HOST, ASSOCIATE,
  • 00:49 AND FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:51 SHALOM, WELCOME.
  • 00:53 JOIN US AS WE LOOK BACK
  • 00:54 AT ZOLA LEVITT'S MINISTRY.
  • 00:56 WE'RE GONNA LOOK ABOUT HALFWAY
  • 00:58 THROUGH HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:59 I REMEMBER HIM TELLING ME
  • 01:00 JERUSALEM IS FOREVER
  • 01:03 AND HE REPEATS IT IN HISTORY
  • 01:05 AND GOD REPEATS IT IN THE BIBLE.
  • 01:06 JERUSALEM IS FOREVER.
  • 01:08 IT'S LIKE A TIME PIECE, JERUSALEM, ISN'T IT?
  • 01:11 AMEN
  • 01:12 AND IT'S AN HOUR GLASS THAT'S TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.
  • 01:14 TIME IS MOVING, THINGS ARE HAPPENING,
  • 01:18 AND JERUSALEM IS CENTRAL.
  • 01:21 I WANT YOU TO KNOW IT AND I WANT YOU TO SEE IT.
  • 01:23 AND SO OFF WE GO.
  • 01:24 ZOLA LEVITT IN JERUSALEM.
  • 01:30 REJOICE WITH JERUSALEM AND BE GLAD WITH HER, ALL YE THAT LOVE HER.
  • 01:42 IF YOU WOULD'VE STAYED LONG ENOUGH,
  • 01:44 ANOTHER NEARLY 300 YEARS OR SO CHRISTIANS FROM EUROPE COME.
  • 01:48 GREAT ARMIES, THE CRUSADERS, THEY'RE GONNA CAPTURE THE HOLY LAND
  • 01:51 AND BRING IT BACK AND SO ON AND YOU WOULD'VE WATCHED THEM RIDE IN KNIGHTS IN ARMOR,
  • 01:58 THINGS THE ARABS HAVE NEVER SEEN.
  • 02:00 LONG SPEARS AND SO ON.
  • 02:02 NOT REALLY DOING A VERY GOOD JOB OF PREACHING CHRIST.
  • 02:06 FORCING JEWS INTO WOODEN SYNAGOGUES AND BURNING THEM TO THE GROUND,
  • 02:09 SLAUGHTERING ARABS, LOPPING OFF HEADS.
  • 02:11 THEY CONTROLLED THE PLACE FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.
  • 02:14 THEY PUT KNIGHTS AT THE TEMPLE OR AT THE ALAXA MOSQUE, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS SOLOMON'S TEMPLE.
  • 02:20 AN AWESOME EXAMPLE OF FAILING TO READ YOUR OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 02:23 THEY WERE 2 TEMPLES OFF.
  • 02:25 HEROD'S WAS DESTROYED IN THE 1ST CENTURY AND SOLOMON'S NEARLY 600 YEARS BEFORE THAT.
  • 02:30 BUT THEY THOUGHT IT WAS SOLOMON'S AND THEY CALLED THEMSELVES "KNIGHTS TEMPLAR,"
  • 02:35 THE KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 02:37 AND THEY MADE A CHURCH OUT OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK, THEY PUT A CROSS ON THE TOP
  • 02:41 AND NOW YOU HAD ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE BUILDINGS IN HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 02:45 A CHRISTIAN CROSS, ON A MUSLIM DOME, ON ROMAN PILLARS, ON JEWISH LAND.
  • 02:52 AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN ABOUT 1100 A.D. OR SO.
  • 02:58 WELL TO PROGRESS, THE CRUSADER SUPPLY LINE WAS TOO LONG, THE WARRIOR SALADIN RODE IN,
  • 03:04 HE TOOK JERUSALEM, THE CRUSADERS WERE VANQUISHED AND CHASED AWAY.
  • 03:09 THIS RULE GAVE WAY TO THE MARMELUKES AND FINALLY THE TURKS,
  • 03:15 THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE TOOK OVER AND RULED.
  • 03:17 ALL THE TIME THERE WERE JEWS HERE, ALL THE TIME THERE WAS A REMNANT THAT NEVER LEFT,
  • 03:21 THAT ALWAYS PRAYED HERE, THAT YEARNED TO GET BACK TO THE WALL,
  • 03:25 THE ONLY REMNANT OF THEIR TEMPLE.
  • 03:27 AND FINALLY THE TURKS RULED 400 YEARS UNTIL 1917 AND AS A CONSEQUENCE OF WORLD WAR I
  • 03:34 THE BRITISH CAME IN AND TOOK OVER
  • 03:36 AND THE BALFOUR DECLARATION WAS FINALLY ISSUED BY THE BRITISH LEGALLY ENCOURAGING
  • 03:44 AND ALLOWING THE JEWS TO ESTABLISH A HOMELAND AT LAST HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 03:49 THEIR OLD HOMELAND ACTUALLY TO RECOVERY.
  • 03:51 IT WAS STILL TO WAIT SOME 30 YEARS OR SO UNTIL AFTER THE HOLOCAUST OF THE 20TH CENTURY
  • 03:58 AND THEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED TO COME HOME
  • 04:02 AND NATIONS THE WORLD AROUND KIND OF WITH A GUILTY CONSCIENCE
  • 04:06 ALLOWED THEM TO COME BACK INTO THE CITY AND INTO THE LAND,
  • 04:10 BUT THEY HAD PEOPLE TO CONTEND WITH THAT LIVED HERE, ARABS.
  • 04:14 THE JEWS WERE CALLED PALESTINIANS BY THE WAY.
  • 04:17 IN THEIR NEWSPAPER, "THE PALESTINIAN POST," NOW CALLED "THE JERUSALEM POST,"
  • 04:21 WAS THE NEWSPAPER OF THE JEWISH CULTURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH.
  • 04:26 AND THEN YOU KNOW THE REST FROM MEMORY.
  • 04:31 IN 1948 THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, 1956 A WAR WITH EGYPT,
  • 04:35 IN 1967 A VERY SIGNIFICANT WAR WHERE YOU WOULD'VE SEEN THE JEWISH TROOPS
  • 04:39 COMING DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES THERE FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN
  • 04:42 TO THE TEMPLE SITE WHERE THE DOME OF THE ROCK WAS THERE.
  • 04:45 AND TAKING THE CITY FROM THE EAST JERUSALEM HAS BEEN CONQUERED 39 TIMES IN HISTORY
  • 04:52 AND SOME THINK THAT'S THE 39 STRIPES
  • 04:55 OF THE TEMPLE PUNISHMENT FOR SIN.
  • 04:57 THAT, THAT'S IT, JERUSALEM'S BEEN CONQUERED FOR THE LAST TIME
  • 05:00 AND NOW IT WILL SURVIVE.
  • 05:02 WE SHALL SEE.
  • 05:04 THIS SERIES COVERS THE JERUSALEM 3000 WHICH IS THE NEXT
  • 05:08 AFTER 4,000 YEARS OR 3,000 YEARS OF WARRING OVER THIS CITY ANYWAY,
  • 05:13 THE NEXT TIME THAT MEN SIT DOWN TO DECIDE THE DESTINY
  • 05:18 OF THIS MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE 4,000 YEARS OF JERUSALEM.
  • 05:28 ZOLA: WE CONTINUED OUR ASCENT TO THE END OF THE HASMONEAN SEGMENT OF TUNNEL,
  • 05:32 ZOLA: ENTERING INTO THE FINAL PART OF THE TUNNEL SYSTEM.
  • 05:34 ZOLA: EXCAVATION COMPLETED HERE IN 1993
  • 05:37 ZOLA: STOPPED 12 INCHES SHORT OF BREAKING THROUGH UNTO THE VIA DOLOROSA.
  • 05:41 ZOLA: SHOWN HERE ON THE MAP TRADITION HOLDS, CHRIST WALKED THIS STREET TO HIS CRUCIFIXION.
  • 05:47 ZOLA: FINALLY IN 1996 NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN ISLAMIC AND JEWISH AUTHORITIES
  • 05:53 ZOLA: RESULTED IN THE APPROVAL AND CREATION OF THE TUNNEL EXIT.
  • 05:56 ZOLA: AT FIRST I ALL WAS CALM, HOWEVER PALESTINIAN LEADER YASHIR ARAFAT
  • 06:01 ZOLA: MADE MISLEADING STATEMENTS REGARDING THE TUNNEL LOCATION, WHICH INCITED RIOTS.
  • 06:05 ZOLA: KILLING 70 AND INJURING HUNDREDS.
  • 06:07 ZOLA: SPEAKING NEAR THE EXIT, DANNY EXPLAINS ARAFAT'S DECEPTION.
  • 06:12 DAN: HE DEFUSED IN THE INTERNET AND EVERYWHERE A MAP OF OUR TUNNELS
  • 06:17 ZOLA: AS IF THEY GO UNDER THE 2 MOSQUES ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 06:21 WE PUBLISHED A MAP OF THE WALK AS WE DO IN EVERY EXCAVATION.
  • 06:25 AND HE TOOK THE SAME MAP WHICH WAS PUBLISHED
  • 06:27 AND MOVED IT,
  • 06:28 THE TUNNEL HE PUT ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 06:31 BETWEEN THE 2 MOSQUES, THAT'S WHAT HE DID.
  • 06:33 AND EVERYONE BELIEVED, NO ONE COULD BELIEVE
  • 06:36 THAT THE LEADER OF LET'S SAY A NATION
  • 06:38 WITH NATIONAL EXPURGATION
  • 06:40 CAN LIE TO THE WORLD IN SUCH A MANNER.
  • 06:43 AND THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT HE DID.
  • 06:44 THIS POLITICALLY THREATENS...
  • 06:46 ZOLA: DAVID DOLAN, VETERAN JOURNALIST AND RESIDENT OF JERUSALEM
  • 06:50 ZOLA: SPOKE WITH DR. MCCALL ABOUT THE EVENTS.
  • 06:52 WHY DO WE GET THIS KIND OF WRONG INFORMATION OR MISINFORMATION OR DISINFORMATION?
  • 06:59 THE PALESTINIANS PRESENTED IT AS A TUNNEL
  • 07:02 THAT EFFECTED THE MOSQUES ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 07:06 SO THEY LEFT THE IMPRESSION THAT IT DID GO ACTUALLY UNDERNEATH THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 07:10 AND THE MEDIA JUST REPORTED THAT WITHOUT ACTUALLY CHECKING ON THE FACTS,
  • 07:15 GOING DOWN THERE AND LOOKING AT IT, OR WHATEVER.
  • 07:18 AND IT TOOK A FEW DAYS FOR IT TO BE CLARIFIED EVEN HERE LOCALLY IN THE MEDIA
  • 07:23 THAT THIS TUNNEL RUNS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE WESTERN WALL.
  • 07:28 THAT IT'S AN ANCIENT TUNNEL, NOTHING THAT HAS JUST BEEN BUILT.
  • 07:31 DOLAN: IT WAS AN ANCIENT WATER TUNNEL OF THE HASMONEAN PERIOD
  • 07:34 DOLAN: AND THEREFORE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MOSQUE ITSELF.
  • 07:37 YERUSHALAYIM, JERUSALEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HOT BED OF CONTENTION.
  • 07:43 YESTERDAY AS TODAY AS TOMORROW.
  • 07:47 YESTERDAY ZOLA TOOK US TO JERUSALEM, ACTUALLY TO THE HIGH PLACE IN JERUSALEM,
  • 07:53 WHERE THE HIGH PRIEST SERVED.
  • 07:55 HE TAUGHT ABOUT COVENANTS AND HE GAVE US A WINDOW INTO THE MINISTRY OF THE MESSIAH,
  • 08:01 THROUGH THE HIGH PRIEST VESTMENTS.
  • 08:03 AND NOW WE'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ZOLA LEVITT AND LEARN ABOUT THAT AND MORE.
  • 08:07 AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR JOURNEY IN THE ANCIENT WORD THROUGH OUR FOUNDER ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 08:16 AND THE LORD THY GOD WILL BRING THEE INTO THE LAND, WHICH THY FATHERS POSSESS.
  • 08:23 AND I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THERE MINDS AND WRITE IT IN THERE HEARTS.
  • 08:36 I'M DRESSED AS THE HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:38 THIS IS WHAT HE WORE.
  • 08:40 IN THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS, THIS IS HOW HE SOUNDED
  • 08:43 AND WHEN HE WALKED AROUND, BECAUSE THE ROBE HAS BELLS SEWN ON THE BOTTOM
  • 08:48 AND POMEGRANATES HANGING FROM THE BOTTOM.
  • 08:50 BUT LET ME START AT THE TOP.
  • 08:52 THE MITER HAS A LEGEND ON THE FRONT, KADOSH LA ADONAI, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
  • 09:00 AND IT WAS WORN OF COURSE BY JUST THE HIGH PRIEST, NOT THE OTHER PRIESTS AND SO ON.
  • 09:06 THEN THE SHOULDER EPAULETS
  • 09:09 THEY REMIND US OF THE SCRIPTURE IN ISAIAH,
  • 09:13 CHAPTER 9, VERSE 6 & 7:
  • 09:15 "UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, A KING IS GIVEN,
  • 09:17 AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDERS."
  • 09:21 ISRAEL IS BORN ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE MESSIAH, WHO'S ULTIMATELY OUR HIGH PRIEST.
  • 09:28 THE BREASTPLATE HERE HAS 12 PRECIOUS STONES ON IT
  • 09:34 AND EACH ONE OF THEM HAS A NAME OF A TRIBE OF ISAEL.
  • 09:38 NOW ONE OF THE IS LEVI AND ASHER AND ZEBULON AND ISSACHAR AND SO ON, EACH TRIBE REPRESENTED.
  • 09:45 THEN INSIDE OF THE BREASTPLATE IS A POCKET.
  • 09:50 YOU REMEMBER THEY DREW LOTS, THEY DECIDED QUESTIONS,
  • 09:53 THEY DECIDED WHICH GOAT GOES IN THE WILDERNESS AND SO FORTH
  • 09:57 AND TO DO THAT THEY HAD A WHITE AND BLACK STONE INSIDE OF THE HIGH PRIESTS BREASTPLATE.
  • 10:06 HE WOULD REACH INSIDE IN THIS MANNER AND PULL ONE OUT
  • 10:11 AND THAT WOULD BE THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OR THIS WOULD BE THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
  • 10:18 IT'S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY AND IT GOES INTO NO DETAIL IN THE BIBLE,
  • 10:22 BUT THESE ARE CALLED:
  • 10:26 AND THEY WERE KEPT IN THE COSTUME.
  • 10:29 EXCUSE ME, I'M NOT USE TO...THIS THING MUST WEIGH 25LBS.
  • 10:33 AND WHEN I THINK OF THE ELDERLY PRIESTS IN THE SINAI GETTING THIS ALL TOGETHER,
  • 10:39 I'M IMPRESSED.
  • 10:42 MUSIC
  • 10:59 OUR TOPIC TODAY IS MOSES AND ENDURANCE.
  • 11:02 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 11:05 WELCOME BACK TO OUR SERIES ON FAITH.
  • 11:07 WE'RE GOING THROUGH HEBREWS CHAPTER 11 AND THE VARIOUS HEROES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 11:11 AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THEIR WALK WITH THE LORD.
  • 11:13 YOU SAW MOSES WALKING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AFTER HE CONFRONTED GOD IN OUR LITTLE DRAMA.
  • 11:21 HIS STORY IS GIVEN IN BREIF IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 11, STARTING AT VERSE 24:
  • 11:40 IMAGINE WHAT A COMFORTABLE LIFE MOSES REALLY WOULD'VE HAD
  • 11:43 GROWING UP IN THE EGYPTIAN PALACE.
  • 11:46 NOT MERELY LIKE A COURTIER OR LIKE A MEMBER OF THE KINGS ENTOURAGE,
  • 11:54 BUT PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER'S SON.
  • 11:57 IMAGINE THAT.
  • 11:58 HE WOULD BE IN THE INTIMATE COMPANY OF THE HIGHEST RULERS IN EGYPT,
  • 12:03 WHICH AT THAT TIME VIRTUALLY RULED THE KNOWN WORLD.
  • 12:08 INSTEAD HE WENT WITH THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, WHAT A CHOICE WITH SLAVES.
  • 12:12 AND THEN IT SAYS,
  • 12:21 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 12:22 DID MOSES KNOW CHRIST?
  • 12:23 NOT EXACTLY, THE WORD CHRIST IS "MESSIAH"
  • 12:26 AND IT WAS ALREADY WELL PUBLISHED AND WITHIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOSES
  • 12:30 THAT MESSIAH WOULD COME ONE DAY AND WOULD FORGIVE AN UNREGENERATE PEOPLE,
  • 12:36 WHO HAVE FILED THEIR SACRIFICES, DONE THEIR OBEDIENCE, KEPT THEIR FAITH IN ORDER.
  • 12:41 AND HE ESTEEMED THE MESSIAH'S ESTIMATIONS OF HIM
  • 12:46 EVEN GREATER THAN THE RICHES OF THE COURT OF EGYPT, WHICH IS QUITE A STATEMENT.
  • 12:53 MUSIC
  • 13:04 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 13:08 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 13:11 WHEN YOU CALL, BE SURE TO ALSO ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOGUE WITH LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 13:16 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES:
  • 13:21 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDs, AND MAIL IN TESTS.
  • 13:24 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA.
  • 13:28 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN, VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 13:31 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 13:35 IT'S BEEN A GOOD SEASON, PLENTIFUL RAIN,
  • 13:38 AND NOW THE DAYS ARE FILLED WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.
  • 13:42 SOON WE WILL SEE A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.
  • 13:46 I AM JOSHUA AND THIS IS MY LAND.
  • 13:51 IT IS RICH AND FERTILE, BLESSED BY HASHEM.
  • 13:54 MANY YEARS AGO ABRAHAM JOURNEYED ACROSS THE ROADS THAT ENCOMPASSED THESE VERY FIELDS
  • 14:01 AND GOD PROMISED HIM THAT ONE DAY HIS SEED WOULD INHERIT THIS VERY LAND.
  • 14:09 COME!
  • 14:10 SEE FOR YOURSELF THIS MIRACLE OF LIFE.
  • 14:14 WALK THE LAND OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.
  • 14:17 WITNESS WITH ME THIS MAGNIFICENT LAND OF PROMISE.
  • 14:29 FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL:
  • 14:37 THAT IS REALLY ISRAEL.
  • 14:39 WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS REALLY ISRAEL.
  • 14:42 IT'S A HIGHLIGHT FOR ME TO SHOW YOU ISRAEL,
  • 14:45 TO BE IN ISRAEL, TO DO THE FILMING IN ISRAEL,
  • 14:47 NOT SOME OTHER LOCATION - REALLY IN ISRAEL.
  • 14:50 I LOVE THAT.
  • 14:52 RIGHT AND IT'S A HIGHLIGHT FOR US TO BE ABLE
  • 14:54 TO BRING YOU ISRAEL AND STORIES RELATED TO THE MODERN WORLD
  • 14:58 AND THE ANCIENT WORD THROUGH OUR LEVITT LETTER.
  • 15:01 IT'S A MAGAZINE PACKED WITH INFORMATION.
  • 15:05 1-800-WONDERS IS THE PHONE CALL,
  • 15:08 WWW.LEVITT.COM IS THE WEBSITE TO GET IT AND MORE.
  • 15:12 IT'S FREE, YOU HAVE TO ASK.
  • 15:14 THIS ISN'T FREE.
  • 15:16 IT'S OUR OFFER FOR TODAY.
  • 15:18 THERE'S 30 YEARS HERE AND OODLES OF PROGRAMS.
  • 15:21 ZOLA LEVITT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST MESSIANIC COMMUNICATORS IN OUR TIME.
  • 15:25 HEAR HIM AFRESH THROUGH ZOLA'S HIGHLIGHTS.
  • 15:28 AMEN.
  • 15:29 REALLY, REALLY GOOD HIGHLIGHTS.
  • 15:31 WE'RE GONNA GO NOW AND WATCH A WEDDING,
  • 15:33 A WEDDING IN ISRAEL.
  • 15:34 I LOVE IT.
  • 15:35 IT'S THE JEWISH WEDDING.
  • 15:37 WE ARE GOING TO MARRY A JEWISH MESSIAH,
  • 15:40 A JEWISH BRIDEGROOM.
  • 15:41 YES - JEWISH.
  • 15:42 HERE IS THE WEDDING.
  • 15:47 I HAVE FOUND HIM WHOM MY SOUL LOVETH.
  • 15:52 I HELD HIM AND WOULD NOT LET HIM GO.
  • 15:57 MUSIC
  • 16:08 MY BELOVED IS MINE AND I AM HIS.
  • 16:22 ZOLA: HE'LL PASS THIS SAME CUP TO THE GROOM AND TO THE BRIDE.
  • 16:26 ZOLA: THEY BOTH SIP FROM IT AND THAT'S WHAT'S BECOME OF THE CUP
  • 16:29 ZOLA: THE BRIDE USED TO SIP WHEN SHE ACCEPTED THE PROPOSAL.
  • 16:32 ZOLA: AND THEN THE BRIDEGROOM GIVES HER SOMETHING OF VALUE, A GOLD RING.
  • 16:37 ZOLA: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH FINGER AT THIS POINT,
  • 16:39 ZOLA: HE JUST GIVES HER THE RING AND THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT.
  • 16:42 ZOLA: FOLDS IT UP CAREFULLY, PRESENTS IT TO HER, AND SHE WILL KEEP THAT.
  • 16:49 ZOLA: AND NOW A RABBI POURS A CUP OF MORE LIKE CONGRATULATIONS,
  • 16:53 ZOLA: BLESSES WITH A TRADITIONAL BLESSING.
  • 16:55 ZOLA: AND THE BRIDEGROOM BREAKS THAT CUP,
  • 16:58 ZOLA: BECAUSE THEY ARE REMEMBERING THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE,
  • 17:01 ZOLA: EVEN AT OUR MOMENTS OF GREATEST JOY.
  • 17:07 WELL THAT'S A JEWISH WEDDING AS DONE IN ISRAEL AND AS DONE IN AMERICA,
  • 17:11 WHEREVER JEWISH PEOPLE MARRY.
  • 17:13 THEY MARRY UNDER A CHUPPAH, A CANOPY.
  • 17:15 IN "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" YOU KNOW WHEN SHE'S GOING OFF,
  • 17:18 THE YOUNG DAUGHTER TO MARRY HER BETROTHED
  • 17:22 WHO IS IN SIBERIA IN PRISON,
  • 17:23 HER FATHER SAYS BE SURE YOU ARE MARRIED BY A RABBI
  • 17:27 AND HE SAYS I'M SURE A RABBI OR 2 IS IN THE SAME PRISON UNDER TIMES IN RUSSIA,
  • 17:35 UNDER THE CZAR, BUT THEN SHE SAYS, "I'LL BE SURE TO BE MARRIED UNDER A CANOPY POPPA."
  • 17:42 THAT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT AND THE CANOPY GOES BACK,
  • 17:45 WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN TERMS OF ISAAC'S TENT WITH REBECCA
  • 17:51 AND SO ON AND THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES SAMSON MADE A BRIDAL CHAMBER,
  • 17:55 CHRIST WITH OUR MANSIONS IN HEAVEN.
  • 17:56 AND WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE WEDDING OF THE MESSIAH AND THE CHURCH.
  • 18:01 THE JEWS AND GENTILES WHO BELIEVE IN HIM
  • 18:03 ARE GOING TO MARRY JESUS IN THE GREATEST JEWISH WEDDING OF THEM ALL.
  • 18:08 YOU KNOW I KNEW A CASE ONCE CAME TO MY ATTENTION WHERE A GAL IN A CHURCH
  • 18:15 WAS GOING TO MARRY A JEWISH BELIEVER AND HER FATHER WAS A LITTLE BIT UPSET
  • 18:22 AND WONDERED IS IT'S RIGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER TO MARRY A JEWISH BELIEVER?
  • 18:25 AND THE ANSWER OF DR. MCCALL OUR SENIOR THEOLOGIAN AT THAT TIME WAS
  • 18:32 THE WHOLE CHURCH IS GOING TO MARRY A JEW.
  • 18:34 AND THAT IS A FACT.
  • 18:36 AND IF YOU HOLD POSITIONS THAT DON'T INCLUDE THE JEWS
  • 18:41 WELL KNOW THAT SOME DAY YOU WILL MARRY JEWISH KING
  • 18:44 AND YOU WILL LIVE IN JERUSALEM 1,000 YEARS WITH HIM.
  • 18:49 ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND I MUST SAY MOST CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAMS WE'VE EVERY MADE
  • 18:53 WAS EVIDENCE OF GOD, WITH GERALD SCHROEDER.
  • 18:56 GERALD SCHROEDER IS DOCTOR FROM M.I.T. EXPLAINING HOW THE BIBLE
  • 19:01 AND MAN'S TIME OF 15 BILLION YEARS AND 6 DAYS ARE THE SAME.
  • 19:07 WE STILL GET CALLS AT THE MINISTRY ABOUT GERALD SCHROEDER AND EVIDENCE OF GOD.
  • 19:12 HERE IS JUST A SMALL PART OF THAT PROGRAM.
  • 19:16 THEREFORE YOU ARE MY WITNESS SAYETH THE LORD THAT I AM GOD.
  • 19:27 THE BIBLE SEES TIME FROM THE BEGINNING,
  • 19:29 THEREFORE IT SAYS THERE'S EVENING AND MORNING, DAY ONE.
  • 19:32 THE BIBLE LOOKS FORWARD IN TIME.
  • 19:34 HE COULDN'T HAVE.
  • 19:36 WHY IS IT A SECOND DAY?
  • 19:37 BECAUSE IT'S SECOND RELATIVE TO DAY NUMBER ONE.
  • 19:43 WE COULD TODAY SAY 1ST DAY, WHY DO WE SAY A 1ST DAY, BECAUSE THERE'S BEEN MILLIONS OF DAYS.
  • 19:48 WE'VE SEEN THOSE DAYS, YES.
  • 19:50 WHEN THE BIBLE IS SEEING TIME, THE BIBLE CHOSE TO SAY DAY 1,
  • 19:54 BECAUSE THE BIBLE LOOKS FORWARD IN TIME FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 19:58 UNTIL THE SOUL OF ADAM IS CREATED, UNTIL ADAM AND EVE POPULATE THE WORLD,
  • 20:03 UNTIL HUMANKIND IS ON THE EARTH, THE BIBLE IS SEEING VERY OBJECTIVELY.
  • 20:10 BUT WHEN BIBLE THE INTIMATELY BECOMES LOCKED TO US, TO THIS WONDERFUL SOUL OF HUMAN LIFE.
  • 20:16 IT'S THE HEBREW WORD IT'S THE NESHAMA,
  • 20:18 THE NESHAMA IS FOLDED IN, IN THE BIBLE'S TIME LOCKS IN.
  • 20:22 SO A TIME SCALE OF THE BIBLE, WE'RE SEEING TIME FROM THE BEGINNING FOR THE 1ST 6 DAYS.
  • 20:29 WE LOOK BACK IN TIME FROM OUR EARTHLY PERSPECTIVE
  • 20:34 AND WE LOOK BACK IN TIME AND WE SEE BILLIONS OF YEARS.
  • 20:37 ONLY FOR THOSE 6 DAYS DOES THE BIBLE USE THAT CALENDAR.
  • 20:41 AT THE END OF THE 6 DAYS THE BIBLE SWITCHES IT'S PERSPECTIVE
  • 20:45 AND IT BECOMES HUMAN AND WE KNOW THAT.
  • 20:47 WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?
  • 20:48 LET'S READ IT, IT'S RIGHT HERE.
  • 20:51 ADAM AND EVE LIVE 130 YEARS ARE THE PARENTS OF SETH.
  • 20:54 SETH LIVES 105 YEARS THROUGH THE FATHER OF ANOSH.
  • 20:57 SUDDENLY IT'S HUMAN ACTIVITY, ADAM AND EVE LIVING 130 YEARS THAT THE TIME,
  • 21:03 THE FLOW OF TIME, SUDDENLY IT'S HUMAN TIME.
  • 21:05 WHEN THE DAY 6 PANS AND HUMANITY IS CREATED, THE CLOCK...
  • 21:11 CALENDAR THAT WE ARE CLOCKED.
  • 21:14 AND IT WORKS.
  • 21:15 THERE ARE 6,000 YEARS APPROXIMATELY...
  • 21:17 ALL OF ARCHEOLOGY CONFIRMS THAT.
  • 21:19 YES, OK.
  • 21:20 SO YOU'RE NOT AN EVOLUTIONIST OF COURSE,
  • 21:24 BUT THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE FOUND HAS PASSED DOES ACCOUNT FOR THE FOSSILS,
  • 21:30 THE THINGS THAT WE FIND, THE HISTORY, THE LONG HISTORY OF THE EARTH.
  • 21:33 THERE ARE BILLIONS OF YEARS THAT PASSED, THERE WERE 6 DAYS THAT PASSED.
  • 21:38 THEY OCCURRED IN EXACTLY THE SAME TIME.
  • 21:41 GOD DIDN'T NEED 6 DAYS TO MAKE THE UNIVERSE.
  • 21:45 I MEAN THE GOD OF THE BIBLE... LIKE A SECOND, A MICRO SECOND, 6 DAYS.
  • 21:50 IT'S CLEAR THAT WE'RE BEING TOLD THAT THERE WAS AN UNFOLDING OVER TIME
  • 21:55 AND FROM THE BIBLE'S PERSPECTIVE IT IS INDEED 6 DAYS.
  • 21:59 LOOKING FORWARD IN TIME FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 22:03 I REMEMBER IN 1999, ALL THE RUCKUS ABOUT, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?
  • 22:08 Y2K, IS THE WORLD COMING TO AN END?
  • 22:10 WHERE ARE WE GOING?
  • 22:11 IS IT THE END?
  • 22:12 IS IT ARMAGEDDON?
  • 22:13 ZOLA MADE A PROGRAM, PROPHECY 2000.
  • 22:16 HE TALKED ABOUT ARMAGEDDON, THE COMING RUSSIAN INVASION.
  • 22:20 IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN ISRAEL.
  • 22:22 WE WENT TO ISRAEL AT THE JORDAN RIVER TO FILM,
  • 22:25 TO SEE EXACTLY WHERE THE RUSSIAN INVASION AND ARMAGEDDON ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 22:30 HERE'S ZOLA AT THE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 22:34 THE JORDAN RIVER ESPECIALLY THE NORTHERN END NORTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 22:37 IS GOING TO PROVE TO BE AN OBSTACLE TO INCOMING ARMIES
  • 22:42 AND 2 PROPHESIED MAJOR BATTLES OF THE FUTURE.
  • 22:46 THE COMING RUSSIAN INVASION OF ISRAEL, THE INVASION OF GOG AND MAGOG AND ARMAGEDDON ITSELF
  • 22:53 WHERE ANY FORCE FROM THE EAST WOULD HAVE TO PASS THROUGH
  • 22:56 SOMEWHERE NEAR HERE TO GET TO THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 23:00 THE SEA OF GALILEE ITSELF IS FAR TOO WIDE TO CROSS AND 7 MILES WIDE,
  • 23:05 BUT THE JORDAN RIVER ON THE NORTH OF IT
  • 23:07 AND ON THE SOUTH OF IT PRESENTS A BETTER OPPORTUNITY.
  • 23:11 HERE ON THE NORTH WOULD BE THE MOST CONVENIENT CROSSING
  • 23:14 IF YOU'RE COMING FROM THE NORTHEAST,
  • 23:15 BUT EVEN A SMALL RIVER AND THIS IS NOT A VERY GREAT RIVER,
  • 23:19 BUT IN SIZE IT'S NOT THAT MUCH OF AN OBSTACLE,
  • 23:23 BUT IT'S THE DEEP CUT IN THE LAND THAT A RIVER AUTOMATICALLY MAKES,
  • 23:26 IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO MOVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT, TANKS ESPECIALLY.
  • 23:30 WE CAME TO THIS BRIDGE YEARS AGO AND FILMED AND MADE THESE VERY POINTS
  • 23:37 AND THIS IS AN AMPHIBIOUS TANK BRIDGE, WHICH IS THROWN ACROSS THE RIVER IN A TIME OF NEED,
  • 23:43 BUT BACK THEN THE REGULAR BRIDGE SERVING THE CAR AND BUS TRAFFIC OF THE AREA
  • 23:50 WAS A PRETTY SMALL AND ALMOST RICKETY AFFAIR.
  • 23:54 IN THE MEANTIME IT HAS BEEN MUCH IMPROVED AND IT MAY WELL BE THE BRIDGE
  • 23:59 THAT IS THE MAJOR CROSSING POINT OF THESE FORCES IN THE COMING BATTLES.
  • 24:04 A BRIDGE LIKE THIS CAN ALWAYS BE THROWN UP,
  • 24:06 BUT IT'S NOT A VERY WIDE BRIDGE OR IT'S A STRONG BRIDGE, BUT IT TAKES TIME AND SO FORTH.
  • 24:12 A BRIDGE THAT'S ALREADY IN PLACE WOULD BE THE IDEAL THING AND OF COURSE
  • 24:16 THE ONE THAT'S IMPROVED IT'S REALLY IN GOOD SHAPE.
  • 24:19 WHEN I TALK ABOUT UPCOMING BATTLES I'M QUOTING THE PROPHET EZEKIEL
  • 24:25 IN PARTICULAR WITH THE INVASION OF GOD AND MAGOG
  • 24:27 AND OF COURSE THE BIBLE OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW ON ARMAGEDDON.
  • 24:37 MUSIC
  • 25:39 I WANNA BRING CLOSURE TO THIS PROGRAM TO YOU IN A WAY THAT'S AN OPENER FOR YOU.
  • 25:47 WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 25:48 I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES
  • 25:53 I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS AT WORK IN THE WORLD
  • 25:56 AND THAT HISTORY IS MOVING ALONG A PATH SPELLED OUT PREVIOUSLY IN PROPHECY.
  • 26:03 BUT IN AS MUCH AS GOD IS MOVING IN THE WORLD,
  • 26:07 TRAGIC IS THE FACT THAT MANY DON'T ALLOW THE LORD TO MOVE IN THEIR OWN WORLD.
  • 26:12 AND FOR THAT WHAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO IS TO REPENT OF THEIR SINS
  • 26:18 IN ORDER TO GET READY FOR THE WORLD TO COME.
  • 26:21 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT IF THAT SPEAKS TO YOU.
  • 26:25 WE'RE HAPPY TO COME TO YOU INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM,
  • 26:28 THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL WANTS TO COME TO YOU INTO YOUR HEART.
  • 26:31 THAT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 26:32 WE DON'T WANNA BE SEPARATED FROM GOD
  • 26:34 AND THAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF UNBELIEF,
  • 26:37 IS SEPARATION.
  • 26:38 GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 26:39 SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 26:41 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

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