From Jerusalem, Katharine and I preview the series and programs that viewers like you will see in the coming year.
00:18 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved; for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
00:43 Shalom from the City of the great King, Jerusalem where we are blessed to bring you some previews of what's coming up in 2016.
00:51 We love bringing you Christianity through Jewish eyes That's our tag line.
00:56 And it's really true, the two destinies are coming together like never before.
01:01 Jews and Christians are standing together in Him and in His Book.
01:06 We hope you're enjoying our "Times of the Signs" series.
01:09 We're so blessed to be able to interview some major prophetic voices in the Land and in the world regarding the stacking up or the quickening of the Biblical prophesies that being fulfilled in our time.
01:22 We see Bible prophecy being fulfilled at a more rapid rate than any time in history.
01:28 So let's go to some highlights right now from "Times of the Signs".
02:29 There's something that's known as the "Blood Moon" And really a "Blood Moon" is just basically a lunar eclipse.
02:35 It's when the earth comes between the sun and the moon is eclipsed during that period of time.
02:42 And it kind of turns a reddish hue or kind of an orange hue and so it's called the "Blood Moon".
02:48 That's a fairly common phenomenon when you have a lunar eclipse.
02:53 But what happened in 2014, 2015 is you had what is called a "Lunar Tetrad" where you had 4 of these Blood Moons in succession that fell on Jewish Feasts days.
03:03 On April 15, 2014 was the Feast of Passover.
03:08 And that Fall, October 8, 2014 was the Feast of Tabernacles.
03:12 Then the next Spring on April 4, 2015 was another Blood Moon that fell on the Feast of Passover again.
03:20 And then in the Fall on September 28, 2015 we had another one on the Feast of Tabernacles.
03:25 So many saw this as a great sign in the heavens because there has been some times in the past when significant events happened for Israel.
03:35 Whenever people look at the Blood Moons one of the things they point out is this is a great cosmic sign, a great cosmic portent, something is happening.
03:43 And it really deals with the nation of Israel because these Blood Moons are happening on these Feasts days.
03:48 The difficulty with that is these Blood Moons that occurred in 2014 and 2015 only the last one on September 28, 2015 is even visible in Israel.
03:58 Now some will respond to that and say well with 24-7 news today and satellites and all the things we have you know people can see it on television.
04:06 But it seems odd to me that the people there in the place that this is supposed to be a portent for but they don't even see it with their own eyes.
04:15 That seems strange to me.
04:17 Because they'll go back and point to things like the star appearing to the Wise Men.
04:21 But they actually saw it.
04:23 And so to me, making this great sign for the nation of Israel when they could only see one of the four seems odd to me.
04:30 So when things like this happen I think easy for prophecies like this to gain traction because people kind of have this sense already, a collective sense, that something big's about to happen.
04:42 You know, Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us (Speaking Hebrew) And just today we see the same battle that we saw in times of Elijah and throughout the Bible between those who will follow the One, True God and everything other thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God.
05:03 For example, right now there is a lot of attention being paid to the Blood Moons and the signs in the heavens and that's a good thing because the dialogue is now off the Mayan Calendar and off of date setting and looking at the Bible to see what does Scripture say about what the heavens declare?
05:21 And the fact is that God does speak through heavenly signs and wonders.
05:25 Think about this... In the Tanack , in the Hebrew Scriptures, what we call the "Older Testament", You have the sign of the rainbow given to Noah in Genesis 9 We have the sun standing still for Joshua so he could complete the battle before him in Joshua 10:13.
05:41 God uses signs in the heavens to speak to us about what he's doing, where he is, where he's going and what he's asking of us.
05:51 Even in Isaiah in chapter 38 the sundial went backwards and gave Hezekiah extra time to live in order to complete his tasks here on the earth.
06:03 And we know that God aligns the calendar in such a way as to present " Moadim " - "special times" for us to meet with him.
06:13 So there's something about the sun, the moon and the stars, signs in the heavens.
06:18 And here on top of the Carmel Range we know that Elijah fought the prophets of Baal because it was here in this area that the attack came against the purposes of God.
06:31 And God won that battle just as he wants to win that battle in your life today.
06:38 We get so wrapped up in this.
06:39 Our society is so commercialized Yes How many advertising impressions do we see every day?
06:46 We can't think outside that box anymore.
06:50 And for Christians that means the danger is of them being ensnared.
06:56 That's not where our perspective is supposed to be.
06:58 That's why I think there is a rapture at some point.
07:02 But we must not have our hearts fall prey to this environment that we're in right now.
07:09 That's the greatest danger.
07:11 What I found striking was there were a number of occasions where the exclusivity of Jesus Christ could have been on the tips of their tongues especially the Evangelical Christians, and nobody would say, nobody would bring up the fact that there is an exclusive truth claim that separates Christianity from the rest of the religious world.
07:33 And that is Jesus Christ.
07:34 Israel and America are not two.
07:37 Israel and America are one.
07:39 We have the same God, the same Bible.
07:41 Messiah is a Jew from Israel.
07:43 And all the greatness of America comes from its Christianity.
07:47 I'm a Jew.
07:49 And I'm saying all of America's greatness comes from its Christianity.
07:51 This is a very significant opportunity in time share Yeshua with Jews, with Gentiles, with Arabs, whoever the LORD puts in front of you.
08:04 Our Messiah is coming soon so let's be busy sharing the Gospel with those the LORD puts in front of us.
08:12 You know I don't ignore the differences between Jews and Christians.
08:17 There are theological differences that can't be ignored.
08:21 And the question about the Messiah, will the Messiah be coming back or will the Messiah be coming?
08:29 OK? Because you know there's some slight theological differences.
08:34 But I have no doubt that when that prophecy is fulfilled from the Book of Isaiah that we are all going to be there together praying on God's Holy Mountain.
08:51 This upcoming year we're going to see the encore of our series "Jerusalem: Ancient Gates Future Glory".
08:58 And I have some amazing news for you.
09:00 We've been contacted by the underground church of China.
09:03 They have seen our series on the Gates and they want to use it to help awaken the west to the Church's work in missions to the Muslims and also their desire to come to Jerusalem.
09:14 It's amazing that your gifts of funds and your help and your partnership is now affecting even the mission minded Chinese.
09:22 Yeah, absolutely!
09:23 We thank you for your gifts of funds that enabled us to film these programs that are awakening the Chinese Church to our shared destiny.
09:32 And you know there is so many historical and Biblical revelations that come through "The Gates".
09:37 So it's our joy to bring you this series.
09:40 We are so blessed also to have Mary Goetz with us in this series.
09:44 His music, song writing is just a wonderfully uplifting set of songs and that's part of the series as well.
09:51 So let's see some highlights from "Jerusalem; Ancient Gates, Future Glory".
10:05 ♪ My heart was glad ♪ ♪ when they said to me ♪ ♪ Let us go up, let us go up ♪ ♪ to the Gates of Jerusalem. ♪ ♪ Our feet will stand ♪ ♪ in the House of the LORD. ♪ ♪ Yes, let us go up let us go up ♪ ♪ to the Gates of Jerusalem, ♪ ♪ the Gates of Jerusalem ♪♪ We're here in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Jaffa Gate.
10:50 In fact, we are standing in the Jaffa Gate.
10:53 You know the Scripture says in Psalm 122... It is in this very place, the Old City, that we're going to begin to show you the eight gates of our LORD.
11:09 There are seven of them that are open.
11:11 The eighth gate will only be opened when the King of Glory comes through.
11:22 We're here in Jerusalem.
11:24 Behind me is the Mount of Olives.
11:26 To my right, the Zion Gate.
11:29 Psalm 87:2 tells us, (Speaking Hebrew) How much more so right here at the Zion Gate.
11:42 And you can see behind me that this gate was won by a hard fought battle.
11:46 Absolutely, you know, Jerusalem was known as Zion when David conquered this City and also when the Israelites took back the City in 1967.
11:56 The Israelites came and took back the City of our LORD.
12:00 Through this gate and behind me you can see the literal bullet holes.
12:07 It was in July 1939 we were taken to the railway station in the town where we were living, put on a train and that's it.
12:23 We said goodbye to our parents who were allowed to bring us to the railway station.
12:31 And we set off for "Hook of Holland" for the ferry boat to England.
12:45 We're at the Old City of Jerusalem standing near the "New Gate".
12:48 This is the Sha'ar Ha'Chadash.
12:51 And it is the gate that was the most recently rebuilt at the end of the 19th century.
12:57 It is our joy to bring you these gates.
12:59 This is the Old City behind us.
13:01 The Christian Quarter is behind us.
13:03 Surrounding the Old City is the modern City of Jerusalem.
13:07 Under this gate which was built by Suleiman the Magnificent in the mid 16th century are the remains of an ancient Roman gate which is been excavated by archaeologists.
13:17 And this Roman gate is quite interesting because it's part of a triumphal gate which was built at the time of Hadrian when he rebuilt Jerusalem as Aelia Capitolina.
13:29 This gate has three entrances.
13:31 Only the left side of this gate has been unearthed.
13:36 Inside the gate archeologists came across a large expanse of pavement, stone pavement.
13:43 And this pavement is what is shown on the Madaba Map of Jerusalem.
13:48 It's a Byzantine mosaic map which represents Jerusalem in the 6th century.
13:53 And in the middle of this courtyard, paved courtyard, is a representation of a column.
14:01 And it's quite interesting that the name in Arabic of this gate is "Bab al-Amud" "The Gate of the Column" which continues that tradition going back to Roman times.
14:29 We're coming to you from Jerusalem.
14:31 We're here at the Damascus Gate.
14:33 The Damascus Gate is on the North side of the City and it is one of the most important gates in the City.
14:37 It is the entrance to all of the Arab life here.
14:40 There's the Market Place that's busy.
14:42 People are coming and going, buying and selling.
14:45 It's the hotbed of life; a Muslim expression is here.
14:48 And it is an important gate because it point towards Shechem and also towards Damascus.
14:53 Katharine -Like we were telling you earlier each gate is named after the direction to which it is appointed.
14:59 And this gate is the Northern Gate and it is pointing toward Damascus.
15:03 ♪ One thing I have asked of the LORD ♪ ♪ That will I seek after ♪ ♪ That I may dwell in the House of the LORD ♪ ♪ all the days of my life. ♪ ♪ Oh to behold the beauty of the LORD ♪ ♪ the beauty of the LORD ♪ ♪ Your beautiful my LORD ♪ ♪ And to inquire in your Temple, ♪ ♪ to inquire in your Temple ♪ ♪ That's my desire O LORD, ♪ ♪ My desire O LORD. ♪ ♪ And one thing you have asked of me LORD ♪ ♪ that will I seek after. ♪ ♪ I will seek your face... ♪♪ Hi, you know besides the television program Zola Levitt Presents, we also have our monthly newsletter which is free.
16:16 It's the "Levitt Letter" and it comes with good information about Israel and the Jewish people from Myles and Katharine and so many others.
16:24 And it's all made possible because of your continued, generous support.
16:29 And we just want to say, Thank you!
16:33 We're grateful for your gifts of funds that allow us to bring you these pictures of Israel from a Messianic perspective.
16:39 Well now, we know you love our messages on the Feasts.
16:42 Historically they're some of our most popular messages.
16:44 This year we're going to be adding to Passover and Hanukkah Purim, Shavuot and Sukkot.
16:51 We're also going to be preparing a Holocaust Remembrance program that's going to really touch your heart.
16:57 Yeah, the Feasts of the LORD are not just for the Jewish Feasts.
17:01 As you know, they're the Feasts of the LORD.
17:04 They're the " Moadim " of God, "The Appointed Times".
17:07 And there is so much revelation in them that we decided to continue to make these right here in the Land of Israel, and add some new revelation just for you.
17:18 ♪ UMordechai yatza milifnei hamelech ♪ ♪ Bil'vush malchut ve'ateret zahav , ♪ ♪ UMordechai yatza milifnei hamelech ♪ ♪ Veha'ir Shushan tzohala us'meichah . ♪ ♪ Lay'hudim hay'tah orah vesimchah , ♪ ♪ Orah vesimchah, vesasson viy'kar . ♪ ♪ Lay'hudim hay'tah orah vesimchah , ♪ ♪ Orah vesimchah, vesasson viy'kar . ♪♪ Ariel thank you so much for being with us today.
17:52 Thanks for having me.
17:53 So tell us about celebrating Purim in the Land or whatever's in your heart regarding this particular holiday festival.
18:00 Well it's a beautiful celebration of remembering how God orchestrates really all things together for the good of those who love him.
18:08 And so people in Israel really take it extreme.
18:12 You'll see things set up all over malls and all over the country.
18:15 Kids getting out of school, all sorts of costumes and dress-up making a really big party out of it.
18:22 Part of telling the whole "Megillah" the whole "Scroll" is dressing up in the costumes they would wear at the time.
18:27 In fact, here we have Queen Esther.
18:29 She's with us today.
18:31 You know there's nothing like >>re-enacting the story to actually get it into your being, in your mind what happened.
18:37 And Lily is our Queen of the day.
18:40 We used to have Stephen as the King.
18:42 And you used to play the bad Haman.
18:45 But you know what?
18:46 There's nothing like Purim.
18:48 Right Lily?
18:48 Don't you love it?
18:51 Would you take that scepter and bring it back to the King now for us?
18:54 Myles - Thank you.
18:58 Alright, well our Sukkah is looking good.
19:01 It's coming along.
19:02 It's beautiful!
19:03 And if you could put that here I'm going to hang this up.
19:06 We'll keep working on it.
19:08 I'll be back.
19:12 Myles - There's Seven Feasts of the LORD.
19:14 Remember they're not the feasts of the Jewish people.
19:16 They're the Feasts of the LORD.
19:18 They belong to him.
19:19 One of them, the Sixth, Yom Kippur is a day of fasting.
19:23 It's a solemn day.
19:24 It's the most Holy day of the year.
19:27 It's the day in which in the old country, in New York City when I was a child we would go to Hebrew School, we would fast as friends of mine and I, we would compete with each other to see how long during the day we could go before we would give in and eat that forbidden jelly bean, or some kind of treat.
19:45 Thank God for the Maccabees And I'm glad you are dressed as one because they stood up and they took the Word to heart and they said, no we will not stand for the mixture.
19:55 We will let the LORD be our defender.
19:57 And not only will the Lord be our defender, but we will defend the Word and we will not be part of the mixture.
20:03 Yes, there is always a spiritual battle over Israel and over the Jewish people and over you as a person of faith whose been grafted-in to the commonwealth of Israel according to Ephesians Chapter 2.
20:16 That spiritual warfare continues to today.
20:18 Here we are in Israel with our Seder meal before us, sharing with you the miracle of Passover.
20:24 There's so many wonderful images that God has given to us.
20:28 They're actually a foreshadow, a mikra of what he does completely in himself.
20:33 When he delivered the people out of Egypt Myles he said the "Great I Am's" right?
20:37 He said that he would deliver them out of bondage, and he would redeem them, he would rescue them with his strong right arm and he would call them to himself and they would be his people.
20:49 He would adopt them.
20:50 He would make them his own people.
20:53 It's really true.
20:54 And not only do we have that historical reality but we see it in the midst of the meal.
20:59 Those 4 statements that Katharine mentioned, the "I Wills" you might say, are symbolized in the 4 cups that are drunk during the Passover Seder.
21:08 We've begun working on a series that I'm hoping to call "Out of the Ashes L'chaim " I'm really hoping that we can get you a sense of the restoration that is going on in Israel from the Holocaust into the modern era.
21:22 Now we know that historically the Jewish people have been here for thousands of years.
21:28 We also know that after World War II a special anointing and restoration began that is still unfolding before our eyes.
21:37 So we want to bring you that contrast because in the west we really don't see the life that is taking place here.
21:43 That's why we call it "L'chaim" - "To Life".
21:45 Because really what we get in the west is often just the bad news, the wars and the difficulties, the rumors of wars.
21:53 The reality is life is ongoing here.
21:56 People are excited, happy, looking forward.
21:59 There is incredible innovation and the future is in view This is a Land of strength and life and we want to bring that to you while recognizing the difficulties that have brought this nation to be reborn.
22:13 Just in the year 1941 they begin to send Jews from the Middle East and they began to Poland And my cousins, they went in the 5th transportation to Poland.
22:36 And they didn't come back, nobody from them.
22:42 It was the sister from my mother and the sister from my father with the kids.
22:49 They didn't come back anymore.
22:53 How long were you in the camp before you were liberated?
22:58 In Theresienstadt it was 2 and half years.
23:04 In October 1944 they sent many, many people to Auschwitz.
23:11 I don't know why but in this time we didn't know where we were going.
23:21 They told us we were going to another ghetto because we have not space anymore in Thereseinstadt.
23:33 But in this time how they sent us with a.... It was a train for animals, not for people.
23:57 In 1941 the German Army occupied Poland.
24:04 Yes And immediately they made a demand that all the Jews would bring all their valuables to them, everything, anything of value, gold, anything, everything.
24:22 And they were already with the rifles so you cannot talk to rifles, you know?
24:32 So all the Jews brought their things.
24:35 And then what they did, they sent wagons to all the homes and got everything else plus all the Jews to take them to a ghetto.
24:44 But the locals chose 5 families... 5 or 6 families to do work.
24:56 It's like the better Jews.
24:59 There's no such thing as "good Jew" but maybe the better ones that are very professional, they have good relations with them.
25:05 So we put the 5 or 6 families in a small ghetto in the edge of town.
25:14 So the Christians in the town chose your family as a family not to be sent away.
25:23 Not to proceed to the ghetto.
25:25 Wow...hmm Miracle one.
25:30 Miracle ten.
25:33 Miracle a hundred.
25:35 I am a living miracle.
25:37 Yes And I still live on miracles.
25:42 That I'm here talking to you is also a miracle.
25:44 Yes Myles, it's such a joy to be here in this Land.
25:48 We are here at the Feast of Tabernacles.
25:50 And you can feel the joy in this place.
25:53 And it is our joy to bring you programs that are filmed here, that are based here, that are based in the Word.
26:01 And we thank you that it's because of your gifts of funds and your partnership with us that we are able to do this.
26:07 Yeah, you know we are going to do a series in the coming year that is about remembering the holocaust and looking at the future of Israel and the goodness of God and his restoration.
26:18 It's so important when we interviewed the survivors at a holocaust home here in Israel.
26:24 The depth of their suffering and yet the emerging of life is so dramatic.
26:30 It really is a picture of Israel itself.
26:32 Right, you know it is our privilege and our duty to remember, to remember the suffering that happened in the holocaust and to record it for the next generation.
26:42 And we thank you that you have enabled us to do that.
26:45 And you have enabled us to go and to document these stories so that they get put into the annals of time.
26:53 Yes, really that's true.
26:55 We want to remember the suffering but we want to look forward to the joy of the LORD.
26:59 And I'd like to end this program by blessing you with a blessing that goes back to the time of Moses and Aaron.
27:05 You know, God told Moses to have Aaron stand before the people and whenever this blessing is spoken that he would put His Name upon the people.
27:14 And I believe that he wants to do that today.
27:15 He wants to place His Name on you.
27:18 So receive this not from Myles but from the Land from the LORD.
27:24 (Myles sings "Aaronic Blessing")
27:47 "The LORD bless you and keep you" "The LORD be gracious unto you" "cause his face to shine upon you" "The LORD lift up his countenance upon you" "And grant you his Shalom " B'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach Amen.