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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.
Episode: “Friends of the Rabbi”
Viewer interest in how the Old Testament holy days connect to New Testament events made The Holy Days of Our Lord one of Zola’s more popular series. Zola examined that connection by focusing on those who claimed to follow Jesus: early Believers, Crusaders, and others. The program concludes with an interview with author Tim LaHaye.

Caption transcript for Zola’s Highlights: “Friends of the Rabbi” (4/4)

  • 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.
  • 00:29 BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.
  • 00:38 DR. JEFFERY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:44 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:46 JEFFERY SEIF WITH MY FRIEND, ASSOCIATE, ETC...
  • 00:49 SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:50 SHALOM
  • 00:51 WELCOME TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:53 WE'LL BE LOOKING BACK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 00:55 FROM ZOLA'S LATTER YEARS IN HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:58 I THINK YOU'LL ENJOY IT, JEFF.
  • 01:00 I KNOW I HAVE.
  • 01:01 THERE'S A STORY THAT HE TAUGHT THAT HE PUT ON THE MAP.
  • 01:05 IN THE BIBLE JESUS SAID, "IF YOU HAD LISTENED TO MOSES,
  • 01:08 YOU HAD LISTENED TO ME, FOR MOSES SPOKE OF ME.
  • 01:11 THE QUESTION IS HOW?
  • 01:13 PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS, ENTER INTO A NEW WORLD,
  • 01:17 GO BACK TO THE OLD TESTAMENT AND LEARN HOW IT'S FULFILLED IN THE NEW.
  • 01:21 HOW THE OLD TESTAMENT'S THE ARM, THE NEW TESTAMENT'S THE HAND,
  • 01:25 AND TOGETHER IT TELLS A STORY OF REACHING DOWN.
  • 01:27 YOU'RE GONNA SEE IT, YOUR GONNA LOVE IT, AND WE'RE GONNA DO IT NOW.
  • 01:32 ZOLA: THE LORD TOLD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO HONOR 7 HOLY CELEBRATIONS EACH YEAR
  • 01:36 ZOLA: INVOLVING 3 JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM.
  • 01:39 ZOLA: EACH FESTIVAL WOULD BE UNIQUELY FULFILLED IN THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 01:48 SHADOWS OF THINGS TO COME.
  • 01:56 BEFORE CALENDARS AND CLOCKS, ISRAEL LIVED BY THESE FEASTS.
  • 02:00 YOU REALLY CAN KEEP A YEARLY SCHEDULE WITHOUT A CALENDAR BY WATCHING THE MOON.
  • 02:06 NOW GOD SAID HE PUT THE HEAVENLY BODIES UP THERE FOR SIGNS AND FOR SEASONS.
  • 02:09 WELL PASSOVER OCCURS ON THE 14TH DAY OF THE 1ST MONTH IN:
  • 02:15 AND THAT IS THE 1S FULL MOON OF SPRING.
  • 02:17 NOW IF YOU SEE THAT MOON YOU KNOW THAT UNLEAVENED BREAD,
  • 02:19 IT'S GIVEN IN THE NEXT VERSE,
  • 02:21 STARTS THE NEXT NIGHT, SO THE NEXT NIGHT YOU CELEBRATE THAT.
  • 02:25 1ST FRUITS IS THE SUNDAY AFTER
  • 02:27 AND YOU WOULD CELEBRATE THAT EASILY.
  • 02:30 THEN COUNT 50 DAYS TO PENTECOST,
  • 02:33 SO YOU COUNT THOSE DAYS AND DO PENTECOST.
  • 02:35 THEN THE NEXT FEAST,
  • 02:37 THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE 7TH MONTH.
  • 02:41 WELL THAT'S AN EASY ONE TO SPOT, THE 7TH NEW MOON OF THE YEAR.
  • 02:44 THAT'S EASY TO SEE.
  • 02:45 AND THEN A DAY OF ATONEMENT 10 DAYS LATER
  • 02:48 AND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES 5 DAYS AFTER THAT.
  • 02:51 IT'S GIVEN THAT WAY IN LEVITICUS CHAPTER 23.
  • 02:53 IF YOU COULD REMEMBER THAT MUCH YOU HAD A SORT OF A CALENDAR FOR THE WHOLE YEAR
  • 02:57 AND YOU COULD MEET GOD IN TIME.
  • 03:00 AND THAT WAS THE WAY THEY MET GOD.
  • 03:03 THE FEASTS WERE SORT OF LODGINGS FOR TRAVELERS.
  • 03:06 PLACES WHERE YOU'D STOP AND THINK.
  • 03:09 AND THAT CHRIST FULFILLED ALL THESE, I SAID BEFORE WE WOULD DISCUSS IT, IT'S VERY SIMPLE.
  • 03:14 HE WAS CRUCIFIED ON PASSOVER, BURIED ON UNLEAVENED BREAD THE NEXT NIGHT,
  • 03:18 ROSE ON 1ST FRUITS THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST 50 DAYS LATER,
  • 03:24 THEN THE LONG SUMMER GOES BY AND I GUESS HE WILL RETURN ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS.
  • 03:29 I SAY THAT, BUT I DON'T WANNA EITHER CONTRADICT THE DOCTRINE ON IMMINENCY,
  • 03:34 THAT'S A WHOLE NOTHER SUBJECT,
  • 03:36 BUT IF HE DOES WHAT HE DID 4 TIMES BEFORE
  • 03:38 HE WILL RETURN WITH THE TRUMPET ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS,
  • 03:40 THAT WOULD BE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 03:43 AND THEN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT 10 DAYS LATER ON THE CALENDAR
  • 03:46 HE WILL RETURN IN THE 2ND COMING AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL LOOK UPON HIM
  • 03:52 WHOM THEY'VE PIERCED AND MOURN FOR HIM AS FOR AN ONLY SON,
  • 03:56 ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 12, VERSE 10.
  • 03:58 AND THEN...OR ROMANS CHAPTER 11, VERSE 26:
  • 04:01 ALL OF ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED WHEN THE DELIVERER SHALL COME OUT OF ZION.
  • 04:05 BY THE WAY HE'LL COME PRETTY MUCH RIGHT HERE.
  • 04:06 IF I WERE STANDING HERE AND LOOK UP THAT HILL TO THE SUMMIT OF THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 04:10 IF IT WERE THE 2ND COMING I WOULD SEE HIM COME RIGHT OVER THAT HILL.
  • 04:13 IT'S LIKE AN ISRAELI WHO I WAS WITNESSING TOO TOLD ME,
  • 04:18 I SAID WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU HEAR THAT THE MESSIAH'S STANDING ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
  • 04:22 HE SAID, "I GUESS I'LL GO UP AND SAY SIR IS THIS YOUR 1ST TRIP TO ISRAEL."
  • 04:26 THAT'S KIND OF A JOKE AND IT'S A SAD JOKE IN A WAY.
  • 04:29 IT WOULD NOT BE HIS 1ST TRIP, IT WOULD BE HIS 2ND.
  • 04:32 BUT ANYWAY HE WILL THEN ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM ON THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
  • 04:36 WHEN HIS TABERNACLE WILL BE AMONG US.
  • 04:45 ZOLA: IT WAS PROBABLY HERE THAT MESSIAH SPENT THE LAST NIGHT WITH HIS TWELVE DISCIPLES.
  • 04:53 THE PEOPLE HE SPENT THE MOST TIME ON EARTH WITH.
  • 04:56 AND THESE 12 WERE SORT OF LIKE HIS SONS.
  • 04:59 THEY WERE FOLLOWERS AND WE CAME HERE TO DISCUSS THE 12 SONS OF JACOB, THE TRIBAL FOUNDERS.
  • 05:08 THE SONS OF ISRAEL (HEBREW) THESE FAMOUS SONS EACH OF WHOM FOUNDED A TRIBE OF ISRAEL.
  • 05:14 YOU KNOW THE 12 FORMED THE NATION OF ISRAEL, BUT 4 OF THEM HAD GENTILE MOTHERS.
  • 05:22 LET'S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE AS IT WAS WRITTEN.
  • 05:24 THE MAIDS BILHAH AND ZILPAH WHO ATTENDED THE FAMILY OF JACOB, ALSO HAD 2 SONS EACH.
  • 05:33 UNDER THE ISRAELI MODERN LAW THE RIGHT OF RETURN THEY COULDN'T EVEN IMMIGRATE HERE
  • 05:40 AND THEY WERE FOUNDERS OF 4 OF THE TRIBES.
  • 05:42 THE LAW HAS CHANGED TO THE OPPOSITE, BECAUSE OF SITUATION OF THE HOLOCAUST AND SO F0RTH,
  • 05:48 THAT ONE HAS TO HAVE A JEWISH MOTHER TO BE CONSIDER A JEW
  • 05:54 UNDER THE LAW OF THE RIGHT OF RETURN.
  • 05:56 BUT IN ANY CASE THESE 12 CHANGED ISRAEL AND CHANGED THE WORLD
  • 06:03 AND THE 12 DISCIPLES SORT OF THE SAME WAY.
  • 06:07 12 IS A NUMBER THAT GOD USES IN THE SCRIPTURE, WE'RE GONNA COME TO THAT.
  • 06:12 WELL ABRAHAM WAS QUITE A PERSON AND HIS GENEALOGIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 06:18 IN ACTS CHAPTER 7, VERSE 8 IT SAYS:
  • 06:33 SO WE'RE SURE WE KNOW WHERE THEY COME IN HISTORY.
  • 06:35 STARTING WITH ABRAHAM WE DATE PEOPLE,
  • 06:38 WE GIVE GENEALOGIES THAT ARE CLEARLY BELONG TO THEIR TIME,
  • 06:44 SO THAT WE KNOW WHO LIVED WHEN AND WHEN THEY ESTABLISHED WHAT THEY DID.
  • 06:48 THE TRIBAL COMMUNITY WAS ONE WITH THE SAME COVENANT,
  • 06:52 BUT THE 12 TRIBES WERE KIND OF INDEPENDENT FROM EACH OTHER.
  • 06:56 A LITTLE LIKE, I GUESS AMERICAN STATES.
  • 07:00 THEY HAD EACH THEIR OWN RULES AND SO ON, BUT THEY WERE A COHESIVE UNITY IN THE NATION.
  • 07:06 12 IS THE NUMBER GOVERNMENT IN THE BIBLE.
  • 07:10 THERE WERE 12 TRIBES, THERE WERE 12 SPIES, 12 JUDGES, 12 DISCIPLES,
  • 07:15 12 TIMES 12,000 OF EACH OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
  • 07:20 144,000 EVEN IN THE UPCOMING TRIBULATION
  • 07:24 TO BE GOD'S TESTIFIERS IN THE EARTH.
  • 07:27 WE CAN VIEW THE 12 TRIBES AS PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE.
  • 07:32 THE GEM STONES ON THE HIGH PRIEST'S GARMENT INSCRIBED WITH THE NAMES OF THE 12 TRIBES.
  • 07:37 THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW JERUSALEM,
  • 07:42 THE NAMES OF THE TRIBES ARE ON THE 12 PEARL GATES
  • 07:44 IN REVELATION CHAPTER 21, VERSE 12, IT SAYS:
  • 08:07 ISRAEL HAD MANY FAMOUS SONS.
  • 08:10 WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT MANY CHRISTIAN EXPOSITORS LOOKED AT THE OLD TESTAMENT STORY
  • 08:15 AND ENVISIONED THAT THEY WERE THE RESURRECTED SONS OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:20 AND IN THAT SENSE THE CRUSADERS SAW THEMSELVES AS RESURRECTED DAVIDS
  • 08:26 TO FIGHT GOD'S ENEMIES BEARING ARMS IN THE PROCESS.
  • 08:30 I WONDER WHAT HE WHO SAID, "THAT MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD,"
  • 08:34 WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT REPLACEMENT MOTIF?
  • 08:37 I TEND TO NOT BE AS IMPRESSED BY THE IDEA, BUT MANY WERE.
  • 08:41 I'M MORE SO IMPRESSED BY THOSE THAT LOVE GOD.
  • 08:44 HIS SONS ARE HUMBLE AS IT SAYS, BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS.
  • 08:47 WE'RE GONNA LEARN MORE ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE
  • 08:50 AS ZOLA TEACHES US ON THE CRUSADERS.
  • 08:54 IN 1095 POPE URBAN THE 2ND DECREED THAT THE CENTER OF THE KNOWN WORLD,
  • 08:58 JERUSALEM SHOULD BE FREE FROM MUSLIM CONTROL.
  • 09:03 SPURRED BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR WARRIORS MARCH UN-EVADED ACROSS EUROPE TOWARDS THE HOLY LAND,
  • 09:09 LEAVING DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN THEIR WAKE.
  • 09:12 IN THE END UPWARDS OF 30,000 MUSLIMS AND JEWS WERE MASSACRED IN JERUSALEM ALONE.
  • 09:19 THIS WAS CALLED A HOLY WAR.
  • 09:22 THESE WERE THE CRUSADERS.
  • 09:28 ZOLA: SO WHEN THEY PUT THE CROSS UP THERE, THEY PUT A CHRISTIAN CROSS ON A MUSLIM DOME,
  • 09:31 ZOLA: ON ROMAN PILLARS, ON JEWISH LAND.
  • 09:34 ZOLA: WELL THAT'S THE STORY OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 09:36 ZOLA: TODAY YOU CAN ALMOST SAY, HERE'S THE AL AQSA MOSQUE DOME OF THE ROCK, THE ARAB POLICE, THE WALK,
  • 09:43 ZOLA: THE PEOPLE DIGGING UNDER THE PLATFORM,
  • 09:45 ZOLA: AND THEN THERE'S THE JEWS WANTING TO MOVE UP AND PRAY AND SO ON.
  • 09:49 ZOLA: IT'S STILL IN CONTENTION, IT'S STILL AN ISSUE,
  • 09:52 ZOLA: AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NEARLY 1,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 09:55 ZOLA: BUT ANY HOW THEY MAINTAIN THEIR, THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, THEIR GARRISON THERE,
  • 10:02 ZOLA: AND PROTECTED THAT DOME AS IF WERE A JEWISH TEMPLE.
  • 10:05 ZOLA: NOW THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH THEY... IT IS A SITE OF THE LORD'S BURIAL
  • 10:11 ZOLA: ALTHOUGH WE'RE NOT DEAD SURE, BUT IT'S A PRETTY GOOD SITE FOR IT AND WAS BUILT OVER,
  • 10:15 ZOLA: I BELIEVE THE 4TH CENTURY AND THEN IMPROVED OVER TIME AND SO ON.
  • 10:19 ZOLA: VERY OLD CHURCH.
  • 10:21 ZOLA: IT WAS OLD WHEN THEY CRUSADERS CAME AND OF COURSE THEY THOUGHT OF IT AS A MOST HOLY SITE.
  • 10:26 AND WHILE THE CRUSADERS ARE OFTEN FAULTED AND SHOULD BE FOR THE KILLING,
  • 10:31 FOR THE WANT TO SLAUGHTER, FOR THE PLUNDER, AMONG THEM WERE TRUE BELIEVERS.
  • 10:37 AND AMONG THOSE TRUE BELIEVERS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL NAMED BAXTER,
  • 10:43 A BRITISH KNIGHT WHO WAS KNOWN AS THE HUMBLE KNIGHT.
  • 10:46 WHY?
  • 10:48 BECAUSE THE OTHER KNIGHTS THOUGHT IT A GOOD WORK
  • 10:50 TO SLEEP INSIDE THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH NEAR THE TOMB OF THE LORD.
  • 10:54 AND THEY DID THAT AT NIGHT AND THEY WENT INTO THAT.
  • 10:57 ALSO IT WAS GOOD PROTECTION, BUT THEY WENT INTO THE STONE CHURCH
  • 11:01 AND SLEPT AS CLOSE TO THE LORD'S GRAVE, OSTENSIVELY, AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD.
  • 11:07 BUT BAXTER, THE HUMBLE KNIGHT, WOULD NOT SLEEP INSIDE THE CHURCH
  • 11:11 AND FELT HE WAS NOT WORTHY TO SLEEP IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
  • 11:14 AND SO HE SLEPT OUTSIDE THE DOOR.
  • 11:18 AND HIS TOMB IS STILL THERE OUTSIDE AS YOU COME INTO THE CHURCH
  • 11:23 THERE'S A WOODEN PLATFORM THAT CAN BE LIFTED,
  • 11:26 UNDER THAT IS A TOMB AND THE REAL BELIEVERS TOMB,
  • 11:29 A CHRISTIAN IS BURIED IN FRONT OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH.
  • 11:36 MUSIC
  • 11:49 JESUS HIMSELF DID NOT PICK FROM THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS AT ALL, BUT UNLEARNED, HUMBLE MEN.
  • 11:55 I MEAN THEY COULDN'T BE MORE HUMBLE.
  • 11:57 HE WAS A GALILEAN, JESUS AND HE WENT NOT TO JERUSALEM, INTO THE TEMPLE TO FIND DISCIPLES,
  • 12:03 BUT TO THE SEA OF GALILEE.
  • 12:05 EVEN TO A TAX COLLECTOR IN MATTHEW'S CASE, A PUBLICAN.
  • 12:08 HE PICKED JUST THE MEN WE WOULDN'T CHOOSE,
  • 12:12 BUT HE WAS FULFILLING ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 4, VERSE 6.
  • 12:16 WE QUOTE IT OFTEN.
  • 12:17 JESUS TOOK IT VERY SERIOUSLY.
  • 12:39 ZERUBBABEL NEEDED THE ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 12:41 AND HE WAS THE ONE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE 2ND TEMPLE
  • 12:44 AT A TIME WHEN THEY WERE AT WAR WITH THE SAMARITANS.
  • 12:47 A TIME NOT UNLIKE TODAY WHEN THE JEWS ARE BUILDING THEIR LAND
  • 12:50 AND WOULD LIKE TO BUILD THEIR TEMPLE
  • 12:52 WHILE THEY WERE ALMOST AT WAR WITH THE SO CALLED PALESTINIANS,
  • 12:57 THE ARABS IN THE LAND.
  • 12:59 JESUS PICKED PLAIN MEN THAT WERE AS PLAIN AS EDISON, DISNEY, AND EINSTEIN TO MENTION 3 FAILURES.
  • 13:08 WHY DO I SAY FAILURES?
  • 13:09 THOMAS EDISON WHEN HE WAS A KID HIS TEACHERS TOLD HIS FAMILY,
  • 13:13 THEY MAY AS WELL TAKE HIM OUT OF SCHOOL, HE WAS TOO STUPID TO LEARN.
  • 13:16 WALT DISNEY WAS FIRED BY A NEWSPAPER BECAUSE HE JUST DIDN'T HAVE ORIGINAL IDEAS.
  • 13:20 AND ALBERT EINSTEIN FAILED MATHEMATICS.
  • 13:24 I MEAN, SOME MEN DEVELOP MORE SLOWLY, SOME ARE SO MUCH MORE BRILLIANT THEN THEIR TEACHERS,
  • 13:29 THAT THE TEACHER CAN'T EVEN ESTIMATE WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY THEY HAVE THERE.
  • 13:34 AND PERHAPS THAT'S WHAT JESUS WAS LOOKING FOR.
  • 13:36 PERHAPS HE PERCEIVED IN ANDREW AND PETER AND MATTHEW AND SIMON AND ALL OF THE OTHERS,
  • 13:43 A CERTAIN QUALITY THAT COULD BE DEVELOPED.
  • 13:45 IN ANY CASE, THEY WENT FROM BEING COMMON TRADESMEN TO SPIRITUAL GIANTS.
  • 13:50 THERE'S NO QUESTION IN THAT.
  • 13:53 ONE OF ZOLA'S VERY FAVORITE PASTIMES WAS GOLF.
  • 13:55 HE WOULD PLAY ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY.
  • 13:58 IN FACT HE WOULD JOKE WITH ME AND SAY, "YOU KNOW REALLY I'M A GOLF PRO,
  • 14:02 BUT IT HASN'T BEEN SO GOOD, SO I'M HAVING TO PREACH ON THE SIDE.
  • 14:05 HE LOVED GOLF.
  • 14:07 HE MADE 2 PROGRAMS CALLED, "THIS IS ISRAEL AND VOICES FROM ISRAEL."
  • 14:12 IT GIVES A DIFFERENT LOOK AT ISRAEL THAT PEOPLE DON'T GET TO SEE EVERYDAY.
  • 14:16 IT SHOWS ALL SORTS OF GOLFING, BEAUTIFUL MUSEUMS, AND ANOTHER LOOK AT ISRAEL.
  • 14:22 HERE IT IS.
  • 14:25 MUSIC
  • 14:32 WE'RE ON A GOLF COURSE , THERE'S A WONDERFUL COUNTRY CLUB HERE.
  • 14:35 THERE'S AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL PROFESSIONAL 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE
  • 14:41 AND ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO HIT OUT OF SAND, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL COURSE TO LOOK AT.
  • 14:46 THERE'S WATER, THERE'S BEAUTIFUL FAIRWAYS,
  • 14:49 AND OH, THE TOWN BOASTS OF A ROMAN THEATRE ALSO WITH 3600 SEATS.
  • 14:55 THEY USE ALL THE TIME FOR CONCERTS.
  • 14:57 THE REVOLT OF 66 A.D, THE ONE THAT FINALLY ENDED UP
  • 15:03 RAISING THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE STARTED HERE AT CAESAREA.
  • 15:08 IT'S A FAMOUS PLACE.
  • 15:10 THE MARMELUKES CAME HERE AND DESTROYED ROMAN STATUARY AND SO ON,
  • 15:16 SO THAT A LOT OF THE ANCIENT RUINS HAVE BEEN DESECRATED.
  • 15:19 THOSE WERE MUSLIMS FROM EGYPT WHO CAME HERE AFTER THE CRUSADES.
  • 15:22 BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT CAESAREA IS THIS IS THE TOWN
  • 15:28 WHICH BEGAN GENTILE SALVATION IN THE CHURCH AGE.
  • 15:31 CORNELIUS, THE 1ST GENTILE WHO'S SALVATION IS RECORDED IN THE CHURCH AGE IS SAVED HERE
  • 15:39 BY A SERMON, BY PETER WHEN HE CAME HERE
  • 15:42 FROM JOPPA IN ACTS CHAPTER 10 THE THING IS RECORDED.
  • 15:45 IT'S A KEY MOMENT IN SCRIPTURE WHEN THE BRETHREN AT JERUSALEM,
  • 15:50 THE CHURCH FATHERS WHO OF COURSE WERE ALL JEWISH AT THAT POINT,
  • 15:54 HEARD THAT HE'D WITNESSED TO GENTILES.
  • 15:56 IT SAYS THEY WERE TAKEN ABACK.
  • 15:59 AS A MATTER OF FACT THE JEWISH CHRISTIANS THAT CAME HERE WITH PETER,
  • 16:03 IT SAYS IN THE SCRIPTURES, WERE ASTONISHED THAT:
  • 16:08 PAUL WAS HERE FOR 2 YEARS, HE STOOD TRIAL HERE.
  • 16:12 AND SINCE 1961, THIS HAS BEEN
  • 16:15 A REAL TOURIST ATTRACTION IN OUR DAY.
  • 16:17 THEY COME HERE TO PLAY GOLF, TO GET SUN, TO SWIM.
  • 16:21 THERE'S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE MEDITERRANEAN, THERE'S GORGEOUS HOMES HERE, AND EXOTIC BAZARS.
  • 16:26 THIS IS A JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF ISRAEL.
  • 16:29 IT'S ALSO A PLACE THAT CNN AND THE NETWORKS DRIVE PAST EVERY DAY.
  • 16:33 THEY CAN'T AVOID IT, THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN TEL AVIV
  • 16:37 AND HAIFA PASSES IN PLAIN SITE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL HOMES,
  • 16:40 THIS GOLF COURSE, THESE BROAD BOULEVARDS, AND BEAUTIFUL TREES AND FRUIT
  • 16:45 AND ORCHARDS AND THEY NEVER EVER SHOW IT TO YOU.
  • 16:48 SO WE CAME HERE TO SHOW YOU THAT THIS TOO IS ISRAEL.
  • 16:56 AND HOW'S THE RECEPTION HERE?
  • 16:59 WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED SO WARMLY
  • 17:02 BY OF COURSE MESSIANIC BELIEVERS,
  • 17:04 CHRISTIANS WHO LIVE IN THE LAND ARE MINISTERING HERE,
  • 17:07 BUT I WOULD SAY THAT PROBABLY ONE OF THE WARMEST RECEPTIONS WE'VE HAD,
  • 17:11 HAD BEEN FROM THE ISRAELIS,THE JEWISH PEOPLE THEMSELVES.
  • 17:15 THEY ALWAYS WANNA KNOW WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
  • 17:17 ARE YOU FROM AMERICA?
  • 17:19 RHETT: WHY ARE YOU HERE NOW?
  • 17:20 RHETT: AREN'T YOU AFRAID?
  • 17:22 AND THE KEY IS THAT WHEN THEY FIND OUT WE'RE HERE,
  • 17:27 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM AND AS I TELL EACH ONE OF THEM,
  • 17:31 EVERYTHING THAT I HOLD DEAR AND PRECIOUS,
  • 17:35 THE MOST PRECIOUS THINGS IN MY LIFE CAME FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 17:39 AND THAT MY SAVIOR, YESHUA, IS A JEW THROUGH AND THROUGH,
  • 17:45 AS WELL AS BEING GOD THE SON AND HE IS THE REASON I'M HERE, TO JUST SHOW HIS LOVE.
  • 17:51 AND THEY RESPOND, THEY REALLY DO WARM UP.
  • 17:54 I THINK PEOPLE IN AMERICA DON'T REALIZE HOW MANY BELIEVERS THERE REALLY ARE OVER HERE.
  • 18:00 IT'S INCREDIBLE, IT REALLY IS.
  • 18:02 WE'VE RUN INTO 3 TAXI DRIVERS THAT ARE MESSIANIC BELIEVERS AND THEY HAVE BEEN A DELIGHT.
  • 18:11 IN FACT THEY'VE BEEN AFTER US TO GET TOGETHER FOR A GOOD OLD FASHION PRAYER MEETING,
  • 18:16 WHICH WE HAD ONE PRAYER MEETING WITH THEM IN A LITTLE SHOP OVER AT ONE OF THE SECTIONS OF TOWN.
  • 18:20 BUT THEY ARE A REFRESHING GROUP.
  • 18:22 ZOLA: OH, YEAH.
  • 18:23 IT'S A DELIGHT.
  • 18:24 IT'S VERY INSPIRING TO BE HERE.
  • 18:26 YOU FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.
  • 18:28 YOU KNOW THE MOST EXCITING AND THRILLING THING TO ME
  • 18:30 IS WHAT GOD IS DOING RIGHT NOW IN THIS LAND.
  • 18:33 THERE ARE THINGS HAPPENING HERE.
  • 18:35 OH, YEAH.
  • 18:36 IT IS EXCITING.
  • 18:38 I THINK THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE JEWISH BELIEVERS IN THIS LAND THEN EVER BEFORE IN HISTORY
  • 18:44 EXCEPT FOR THE 1ST CENTURY.
  • 18:46 RHETT: I MAY BE WRONG ON MY STATISTICS THERE,
  • 18:48 BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE'RE SEEING A REAL MOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AMONG THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 18:55 AS THEY TURN TO YESHUA.
  • 18:56 IT'S INTERESTING, ONE STATISTIC THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME IS,
  • 18:59 SOMEBODY...I DON'T KNOW HOW HE COUNTS THEM,
  • 19:01 BUT THERE ARE 6,000 HE SAID, MESSIANIC BELIEVERS IN ISRAEL.
  • 19:04 AND I STOPPED TO THINK, YOU KNOW AT PENTECOST, THEY HAD HALF THAT MANY.
  • 19:08 AND THEN THEY CHANGED THE WORLD.
  • 19:09 THAT'S RIGHT, AMEN.
  • 19:10 LOOK AH, AMERICANS WOULD WANT ME TO ASK YOU,
  • 19:14 AREN'T YOU AFRAID TO BE HERE FOR WHAT WE READ IN THE PAPER?
  • 19:17 NOT AT ALL, NOT AT ALL.
  • 19:19 HONESTLY, THERE IS SUCH A PEACE AND SERENITY HERE.
  • 19:22 I KNOW THAT THERE ARE TROUBLOUS TIMES ALL OVER,
  • 19:26 BUT I FEEL AS SAFE HERE AS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
  • 19:29 AND OF COURSE I'M CONVINCED THAT THE ONLY SAFE PLACE TO BE IS IN THE CENTER OF THE WILL OF GOD.
  • 19:34 AND WE KNOW WE'RE IN THAT.
  • 19:36 WELL OK BROTHER, I APPRECIATE TALKING WITH YOU.
  • 19:39 GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 19:41 WE PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOU ALL.
  • 19:43 THANK YOU
  • 19:49 THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD:
  • 19:51 "I SHALL GATHER YOU FROM THE PEOPLES
  • 19:53 AND ASSEMBLE YOU OUT OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE YOU'VE BEEN SCATTERED.
  • 19:56 AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 19:59 THE WILDERNESS AND THE DRY LAND SHALL BE GLAD,
  • 20:03 THE DESERT SHALL REJOICE AND BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE.
  • 20:06 YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD
  • 20:09 WHEN I BRING YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL."
  • 20:15 ISRAEL IS A LAND THAT IS MODERN AND AGELESS AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 20:20 I LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO US ON THE TOUR AND THEY SAY,
  • 20:23 "WELL THIS DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WHAT I'VE SEEN ON TV."
  • 20:26 NO ISRAEL IS BEAUTIFUL.
  • 20:28 LAKES, MOUNTAINS, DESERTS,
  • 20:30 GORGEOUS, I LOVE IT.
  • 20:32 YES AND WE LOVE TO SHOW IT.
  • 20:35 AND IF YOU WANNA SEE MORE OF IT, ZOLA'S HIGHLIGHTS.
  • 20:40 IT'S OUR OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM AND IT'S FOR YOU.
  • 20:43 HOW DO YOU GET IT?
  • 20:44 YOU CALL:
  • 20:46 WE HAVE IT, WE WANNA GET IT TO YOU.
  • 20:49 YOU GOTTA PAY FOR IT.
  • 20:50 IT HELPS US AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.
  • 20:52 THIS IS FREE AND YOU'RE GONNA APPRECIATE THIS.
  • 20:56 LEVITT LETTER IS FULL OF GREAT STORIES WRITTEN BY SANDRA,
  • 21:00 WRITTEN BY ME, AND A HOST OF OTHERS.
  • 21:02 WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ACT IN TOWN.
  • 21:07 IF YOU GO THERE, YOU CAN GET THIS.
  • 21:09 WE HAVE LOTS WE WANNA BRING YOU.
  • 21:11 IF YOU DON'T USE THE EMAIL,THE INTERNET,
  • 21:13 IF YOU USE THE PHONE.
  • 21:16 SPEAKING ABOUT USING, ZOLA USE TO LOVE TO USE BIBLE SITES.
  • 21:22 OFF WE GO NOW WHEN HE DID A SERIES, "THE AGE OF TERROR," ANOTHER ON "REVELATION."
  • 21:26 TO JERUSALEM WE GO WITH ZOLA AND OTHERS AS WE STUDY GOD'S WORD.
  • 21:34 MUSIC
  • 21:50 THESE DAYS INSTEAD OF THE LEVITICAL CHOIR
  • 21:52 AND THE WONDERFUL SOUNDS OF TEMPLE TRUMPETS
  • 21:54 COMING THROUGH THESE WALLS FROM THE TEMPLE ABOVE, WE HEAR A MUSLIM PRAYER CALL.
  • 22:00 AND INSIDE OF THAT WALL, UP TO MY RIGHT IS THE NEW MOSQUE,
  • 22:06 WHERE THE MUSLIMS HAVE DUG OUT THE WHAT WAS CALLED, "SOLOMON'S STABLES."
  • 22:11 A HUGE UNDERGROUND AREA, UNDER THE TEMPLE PLATFORM,
  • 22:15 UNDER THE AL AQSA MOSQUE LEVEL AND DOME OF THE ROCK LEVEL, A HUGE ROOM THAT WAS,
  • 22:22 I SAW IT 30 YEARS AGO, IT WS MOSTLY FILLED WITH PILLARS
  • 22:26 AND IT WAS A CAVERNOUS PLACE WHERE APPARENTLY HORSES WERE KEPT.
  • 22:31 IT'S CALLED "SOLOMON'S STABLES" WHEN THE CRUSADERS WERE HERE
  • 22:34 AND THEY KEPT HORSES THERE AND SO ON.
  • 22:36 WELL THE MUSLIMS DECIDED TO MAKE A VERY GRAND AND LARGE MOSQUE UNDER THERE,
  • 22:41 THAT WAS THE ANNOUNCED PURPOSE ANYWAY.
  • 22:44 BUT THEY BEGAN TO REMOVE EARTH FROM DOWN THERE, DIGGING IN THE GROUND
  • 22:50 AND OF COURSE IN DOING SO REMOVED MANY ARTIFACTS
  • 22:53 ARCHEOLOGIST WANTED TO EXAMINE FROM THE PAST JEWISH TEMPLES.
  • 22:57 IT COULD BE THIS SORT OF CHILDISH IDEA THAT IF YOU DESTROY THE ARCHEOLOGY,
  • 23:03 WELL THE HISTORY GOES WITH IT, THERE WOULDN'T BE ANY JEWISH CLAIM TO THIS LAND
  • 23:07 IF THERE WERE NO JEWISH ARTIFACTS TO BE FOUND.
  • 23:09 BUT OF COURSE IT'S PRETTY LATE IN THE GAME.
  • 23:11 THE TEMPLE HAS BEEN CORROBORATED A MILLION TIMES IN MANY WAYS.
  • 23:15 BUT THEY ARE MOVING THIS STUFF OUT OF THERE
  • 23:20 AND IN DOING SO THEY ALSO STARTED TO REMOVE PILLARS.
  • 23:23 AND THEY REMOVED SOME SUPPORTING PILLARS.
  • 23:25 AND THAT CAUSES THE WALL TO START TO BUCKLE.
  • 23:29 THESE WALLS WERE DESIGNED SOLOMON'S ENGINEERS AND LATER HAROD'S ENGINEERS, ROMANS,
  • 23:35 AND JEWS, AND SO ON WHO KNEW HOW TO DO THESE THINGS.
  • 23:38 IT'S NOT EASY TO WORK WITH GREAT BIG STONES
  • 23:41 AND TO SUPPORT A PLATFORM IN LARGE HEAVY BUILDINGS,
  • 23:44 BUT THEY PUT THE PILLARS IN PLACE AND THEY DID A VERY GOOD JOB
  • 23:48 AND THE THING IS STANDING TO THIS DAY
  • 23:50 EXCEPT NOW THEY'RE SCAFFOLDING ON THE SOUTHERN WALL,
  • 23:53 AND ON THE EASTERN WALL WHERE THE WALLS ARE BUCKLING OUT
  • 23:57 AND THREATENING TO ABSOLUTELY BREAK AND LET THE PLATFORM FALL.
  • 24:00 IT WOULD BE A MAJOR CATASTROPHE IF THIS HAPPENED WHEN THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF WORSHIPPERS
  • 24:06 AND THE AL AQSA MOSQUE WILL ACCOMMODATE 5,000 WORSHIPPERS,
  • 24:09 THE WHOLE THING WOULD SIMPLY COME RUNNING DOWN THE HILL.
  • 24:12 AND IN THAT CASE I'M SURE THEY WOULD SAY THE ISRAELIS SABOTAGED THEIR TEMPLE,
  • 24:16 BUT IN ANY CASE THIS REALLY IS AN INVASION.
  • 24:20 I MEAN THESE PILLARS THAT THEY'VE MOVED,
  • 24:22 ANYONE THAT'S EVER PLAYED WITH BLOCKS AS A CHILD
  • 24:25 KNOWS THAT YOU CAN NOT MOVE A SUPPORTING PILLAR, BECAUSE THE TOP WILL FALL.
  • 24:29 BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY DID AND THE INVASION GOES ON.
  • 24:31 YOU KNOW, WE MUST BE RIGHT ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TEACHING IN THE END TIMES PROPHECY,
  • 24:36 BECAUSE WE'VE LIVED A SPAN OF TIME LONG ENOUGH THAT SOMETHING SHOULD GO WRONG.
  • 24:43 SOMETHING WE SAID WAY BACK SHOULD NOT BE COMING OUT,
  • 24:47 BUT EVERYTHING IS THE WAY WE TAUGHT IT TODAY THEN WHEN WE STARTED.
  • 24:51 THAT'S THE AMAZING THING.
  • 24:53 I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT THE OTHER DAY.
  • 24:55 I WENT IN TO PRINT ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO
  • 24:58 TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THESE THINGS
  • 25:00 AND I DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE ANYTHING OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 25:03 MINOR THINGS, DETAILS, APPLICATIONS, BUT NOT THE DOCTRINE.
  • 25:06 JESUS IS COMING AND I'M MORE CONVINCED OF IT THEN EVER BEFORE.
  • 25:11 TIM: AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHEN WE DID OUR STUDY BIBLE
  • 25:14 I POINTED OUT THE USUAL THING THAT THERE ARE 109 PROPHECIES OF JESUS 1ST COMING.
  • 25:18 WE DISCOVERED BY COMPUTER RESEARCH THAT THERE ARE 321 PROPHECIES OF JESUS 2ND COMING.
  • 25:24 SO THE 1ST COMING IS A CERTIFIED HISTORICAL FACT,
  • 25:29 THEREFORE THE 2ND COMING SHOULD BE 3 TIMES AS CERTAIN TO OCCUR.
  • 25:34 AND I'M PUTTING MY TRUST IN THAT.
  • 25:36 TIM, THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING.
  • 25:38 WELL, THANK YOU AND KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING IT'S RIGHT.
  • 25:43 DURING THE BREAK SANDRA REMINDED ME HOW ZOLA USE TO SAY,
  • 25:46 "GOODNESS, IT MAY WELL BE THAT WHAT WE'RE TEACHING IS RIGHT,
  • 25:49 THAT JESUS, IN FACT IS COMING SOON."
  • 25:52 I BELIEVE THAT HE IS AND I BELIEVE THAT HISTORY IS MOVING THE WAY THE BIBLE SAID IT WOULD.
  • 25:56 ARE YOU MOVING THE WAY THE BIBLE SAID YOU SHOULD?
  • 26:00 BEFORE WE GET AWAY FROM THIS PROGRAM I WANNA SEE IF THERE'S A WAY TO GET GOD INTO YOUR HEART.
  • 26:04 HOW DO YOU GET THAT TO HAPPEN?
  • 26:06 YOU REPENT OF YOUR SINS, YOU ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART, YOU GET READY FOR HIS SOON COMING.
  • 26:10 I WANT THIS TO BE A WAKE UP CALL FOR CHURCH PEOPLE THAT ARE LACK LUSTER.
  • 26:13 DO MAKE IT A POINT TO REMEMBER THE ONE WHO PUT POINTS IN HIS HANDS FOR YOU, JESUS,
  • 26:18 WHO DIED ON THE CROSS SO YOU CAN HAVE A NEW LIFE.
  • 26:21 WOULDN'T THAT BE A GREAT WAY FOR YOU TO GET READY FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 26:24 IN THIS LIFE AND THE FUTURE IN THE WORLD TO COME?
  • 26:26 I AGREE.
  • 26:28 I LOOK AROUND THE WORLD, JEFF, AND I THINK, HOW CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?
  • 26:31 HOW CAN IT GET WORSE?
  • 26:32 THEN I AM REMINDED, GOD IS IN CONTROL.
  • 26:36 HE IS OUR SALVATION AND WE WILL BE WITH HIM FOREVER.
  • 26:39 GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 26:40 AND SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 26:42 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Israel My Promised
  2. Israel By Divine Right
  3. Jerusalem Forever
  4. Friends of the Rabbi

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