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Episode: “Letters from Viewers”
Myles and Katharine respond to letters and emails from TV viewers, Levitt Letter readers, and social media followers. This type of presentation allows viewers to get to know the unscripted co-hosts, while discussing Biblically relevant topics and insight into how Believers work together to understand the Word.

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  • 00:04 Coming up on Zola Levitt Presents
  • 00:06 we're answering letters from our viewers
  • 00:08 with issues you might want to know about.
  • 00:10 And we're going to be talking and tackling
  • 00:12 some of the issues around the current conflict in Iran.
  • 00:15 So stay with us.
  • 00:34 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
  • 00:38 is that they might be saved,
  • 00:41 for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • 00:44 for the same Lord over all
  • 00:46 is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 01:00 Shalom and welcome to our program.
  • 01:02 I'm Myles Weiss
  • 01:03 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:04 And we want to welcome you to our program today.
  • 01:06 We're answering some letters.
  • 01:08 So let's hear from one of these letters, Myles.
  • 01:09 Well, this is a really important issue.
  • 01:11 A while ago we had Dr. Hormoz Shariat on our program.
  • 01:16 You might remember him.
  • 01:17 He is an Iranian Christian
  • 01:20 who preaches the Gospel every evening into Iran.
  • 01:23 And we had a wonderful program with him.
  • 01:25 But then we were on his program.
  • 01:28 So we received this letter...
  • 01:54 She goes on to talk about the lack of that kind of teaching today.
  • 01:57 And Iran, formerly known as Persia
  • 02:01 and Israel always known as Israel,
  • 02:03 have had an incredible history together in the
  • 02:07 wonderful history of cooperation
  • 02:10 that was part of the ancient day
  • 02:13 is also coming back in certain ways right now
  • 02:15 in spite of the difficulty
  • 02:17 with the current Iranian government.
  • 02:20 There is an up swell of
  • 02:22 Christian salvation in Iran.
  • 02:24 Some people say that it is even growing faster
  • 02:28 as a Christian nation than China
  • 02:30 which is growing exponentially.
  • 02:32 And so what this means is that
  • 02:34 there's a groundswell in the people
  • 02:37 about the relationships that they
  • 02:40 want to have with other nations
  • 02:42 and for our sake especially with Israel.
  • 02:44 Yeah, well they want...
  • 02:46 the people of Iran want something different
  • 02:49 than the regime that they've been given.
  • 02:51 Especially the next generation.
  • 02:54 And they even protested in the streets,
  • 02:56 and they demonstrated that they do not want Sharia Law.
  • 02:59 You know I think one of the things that makes my heart sad
  • 03:03 is how the women are treated in Islam.
  • 03:06 And it's so much the opposite of God's heart
  • 03:11 or what Jesus came to do,
  • 03:13 is to elevate the role of a woman.
  • 03:15 Even in Ephesians it talks about...
  • 03:17 in Ephesians 5 it talks about...
  • 03:23 And the whole meaning of Christianity
  • 03:25 is sacrificial love for one another,
  • 03:28 not a brow beating, or you're less than me,
  • 03:33 you walk behind me,
  • 03:34 you put a veil over your face,
  • 03:35 you can't drive.
  • 03:37 And I'm saying these things because I think that the women...
  • 03:40 we as women need to speak up for the women that can't speak.
  • 03:45 We need to love them, of course.
  • 03:47 We need to pray for them.
  • 03:49 But we need to be their voice.
  • 03:50 ...as well.
  • 03:51 Yeah, and Hormoz said that to us.
  • 03:54 Before we went on the program
  • 03:56 he said, Myles, they'll be listening to your words,
  • 03:58 but they'll be looking at your marriage.
  • 04:00 Because they are gathering in homes
  • 04:02 and sometimes a crowd of people will gather around the television
  • 04:06 essentially asking, What must I do to be saved?
  • 04:08 And remember they're coming out of Sharia,
  • 04:11 they're coming out of Islam.
  • 04:12 Some of them are not radically Islamic
  • 04:15 but there's a lot of that culture that is theocratic and strong.
  • 04:19 And they're watching for the marriage to see
  • 04:22 how do they relate to each other?
  • 04:23 How are we relating to each other?
  • 04:26 And watching for what looks like something new and different
  • 04:30 because they know that they don't want what's been,
  • 04:33 they want what's coming
  • 04:34 which is the Lord Jesus.
  • 04:36 And He brings love.
  • 04:37 Yeshua , Christ, is Love.
  • 04:39 Right and they're is something to be said
  • 04:42 that there is a new, fresh outpouring of God's Spirit
  • 04:46 that's happening in the Churches that are underground
  • 04:49 because they're thriving and
  • 04:50 they're reaching for something outside of...
  • 04:53 that only God can do.
  • 04:55 You know, they're gathering in their homes.
  • 04:56 People are getting healed.
  • 04:57 People are getting delivered.
  • 04:59 And marriages are getting... saved together.
  • 05:00 But then there has to be this teaching.
  • 05:03 So that's why teaching is so important because
  • 05:05 teaching renews the mind so that you're
  • 05:07 not acting out of a past hurt or a
  • 05:10 past way that you saw your father treat your mother
  • 05:13 but you're treating one another as God intended, you know,
  • 05:18 the Golden Rule.
  • 05:20 And that's the way that we have that
  • 05:24 harmony one with another, that equality.
  • 05:27 But we have specific roles,
  • 05:29 but we are definitely...
  • 05:31 Love and forgiveness.
  • 05:32 Yeah
  • 05:34 And I require a lot of forgiveness
  • 05:35 so that works for me.
  • 05:37 You know, before we went on the air I was...
  • 05:39 And my Hebrew name is " Mordecai "
  • 05:41 And Mordecai plays an pertinent part in the history...
  • 05:44 I'm named after a hero of the faith
  • 05:46 in the history of the Jewish people
  • 05:49 in the story of Esther
  • 05:50 which is centered in Persia
  • 05:51 where Esther was raised up to stand for her Jewish people
  • 05:55 and save them, much as God has now through
  • 05:57 programs like ours awakening the Church
  • 06:00 to stand for Christians around the world that are being persecuted
  • 06:04 and the Jewish people who are pretty much standing alone
  • 06:07 accept for people of faith who will stand with us.
  • 06:10 And so I was taken to Esther 4:14,
  • 06:13 one of our favorite Scriptures.
  • 06:15 But I just had begun using this "Tree of Life" Bible.
  • 06:19 And the way it's spoken here...
  • 06:21 I've always heard it as...
  • 06:22 "Who knows whether you've been brought into the kingdom
  • 06:24 for such a time as this?"
  • 06:25 That's Modecai speaking to Esther.
  • 06:27 But here's how it says it here...
  • 06:35 And out of that, as we were talking about the role
  • 06:38 of Israel and the relation between Israel and Iran
  • 06:41 God gave me a specific exhortation
  • 06:44 for the new Christians.
  • 06:46 And I said, You are being called as a royalty.
  • 06:50 You are being called with royal stature within your country
  • 06:54 above and beyond that which you may have known in the past
  • 06:57 as you've given your lives to Christ,
  • 06:59 as you've given your lives to Yeshua
  • 07:01 you are being called as royalty
  • 07:03 and God is going to raise you up
  • 07:04 like Hadassah, like a star within that country.
  • 07:08 And it was very encouraging to see
  • 07:09 the reaction from Hormoz and his wife.
  • 07:12 Right...and a star
  • 07:13 meaning God was going to use them as a signpost
  • 07:16 to affect their whole culture.
  • 07:19 You know, whether it be your family or your extended family
  • 07:22 or your sphere of influence,
  • 07:24 you know, God wants us to remember that we are His royal priesthood,
  • 07:28 a chosen generation.
  • 07:30 And we are to declare the goodness of God.
  • 07:33 And so let's pray for Iran.
  • 07:35 Let's pray for the people of Iran.
  • 07:37 You know, let's see if we can't get the
  • 07:40 deal that our government had...
  • 07:43 see if we can't get that undone.
  • 07:45 But that's a prayer point for all of us to pray about.
  • 07:48 It's not something so political, but
  • 07:50 it's something to pray about.
  • 07:51 I mean Esther said, Let's fast.
  • 07:54 There was an edict...
  • 07:56 there was an edict of death for all Jews to die.
  • 08:00 And so she took a stand through fasting and prayer.
  • 08:04 And you know, really that is our call,
  • 08:07 to take that same kind of stand.
  • 08:09 You know, there's a very difficult season coming for Iran
  • 08:13 in the midst of these decisions that they're making.
  • 08:15 And the Church in Iran, the underground Church there,
  • 08:19 which Dr. Shariat is a big part of teaching.
  • 08:22 They understand that.
  • 08:25 If you look in Jeremiah 49
  • 08:27 you will see some incredible prophesies
  • 08:30 that have yet to be fulfilled
  • 08:31 about Elam, which is an ancient name of Persia.
  • 08:34 And it says...
  • 08:37 That means that there's going to come destruction.
  • 08:40 There's going to be difficulty for the Iranian people,
  • 08:42 then He will scatter them.
  • 08:44 And the Christians there believe that they're going to be sent out
  • 08:47 from Iran with the Gospel to the whole world.
  • 08:50 What an amazing turn of events
  • 08:52 that in the midst of conflict and war and difficulty
  • 08:54 they're looking for the time to come
  • 08:57 when they will be sent out to spread the Gospel
  • 09:00 in preparation for the return of the Lord.
  • 09:02 And it's such a mind-blowing opposite
  • 09:06 to what's happening currently politically.
  • 09:08 There's another layer to all of this
  • 09:10 behind the politics of this world,
  • 09:12 behind the headlines
  • 09:14 is the prophetic Word of God.
  • 09:16 And this Word is going to come to pass.
  • 09:19 So, they're looking for that difficult time, being scattered,
  • 09:22 and being drawn into conflict with Israel.
  • 09:25 In the midst of that the Gospel is going to go forth.
  • 09:29 So, we do need to pray for Iran.
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  • 11:45 that there's a new awakening of Jewish people coming to faith
  • 11:49 like never before.
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  • 11:55 Yeah it is.
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  • 11:58 and the Jewish people is unprecedented
  • 12:01 since the first century really.
  • 12:02 So let's go back to our letters.
  • 12:04 We are...
  • 12:06 This letter was very profound and deep.
  • 12:09 And it's a heart cry from a viewer who also reads the newsletter.
  • 12:14 Speaking about her Mom who was dying but had the faith of a child,
  • 12:21 Matthew 18:3...
  • 12:44 You know, this is a very personal issue for us.
  • 12:48 Katharine's lost her grandmother.
  • 12:50 I am the last of the "Mohi - Cohens",
  • 12:52 I am the last in my family.
  • 12:54 My Mom died in 2002,
  • 12:56 my sister in 2000,
  • 12:58 and my Dad died when I was a teenager.
  • 13:00 Now my Mom came to faith.
  • 13:02 She heard the Gospel through us for a long, long time.
  • 13:05 And when I was on my first missions trip to Africa
  • 13:09 she said "Yes" to Yeshua at a Bible Study.
  • 13:13 And the young preacher went to her personally
  • 13:15 and said, Hannah, do you know what you are doing?
  • 13:18 And she said in her typically New York Wise-acre way,
  • 13:22 Just don't tell Myles
  • 13:24 because she didn't want to admit, tongue in cheek,
  • 13:26 that I was right about Messiah .
  • 13:28 But she said, Yes.
  • 13:30 And her demeanor changed.
  • 13:31 Totally
  • 13:32 She became a much more loving and open person.
  • 13:33 Yeah
  • 13:34 My sister also became a believer before she died.
  • 13:37 Now, we've had some experiences with life and death that are profound.
  • 13:42 Especially when your grandmother was sick
  • 13:45 and she had a life and death experience of her own with
  • 13:48 our son having something to do with that.
  • 13:51 Oh, totally.
  • 13:52 Well, you know, I always like to go...
  • 13:54 There are so many stories we could talk about...
  • 13:55 About near death experiences
  • 13:58 where we've seen the veil become very thin
  • 14:01 between the realm of the Kingdom of Heaven
  • 14:04 and this realm.
  • 14:06 Or between passing from this life to the eternal life
  • 14:09 that God has for us.
  • 14:11 I mean, I can tell you story after story
  • 14:12 where Myles was going and visiting somebody in the hospital and
  • 14:17 they couldn't even respond but Myles
  • 14:21 would preach the Gospel to them
  • 14:23 and he said, If you hear me just raise your hand.
  • 14:26 And he...like he was in a comatose and
  • 14:29 he just barely raised his hand and lowered it.
  • 14:31 And you know where I put my feet?
  • 14:33 Is on the Scripture that the thief said, Remember me.
  • 14:37 You know... he didn't have to get water baptized.
  • 14:40 I mean we want the fullness.
  • 14:42 If we're here on this earth we want to do it all.
  • 14:44 We want to have it all.
  • 14:45 We want to have the full..
  • 14:47 everything that God has to offer, every promise.
  • 14:49 But if there's somebody on their deathbed
  • 14:51 and God is reaching for them
  • 14:53 I want you to rest assure
  • 14:55 that God loves them more than you do,
  • 14:57 He cares for them more than you do,
  • 14:59 He knows their pain
  • 15:00 and He will take a wink,
  • 15:02 He will take "remember me",
  • 15:04 He will take a tear.
  • 15:05 We had one lady who was in a coma who couldn't talk.
  • 15:08 And all she did was cry out the sides of her eyes,
  • 15:12 knowing that she was responding and saying "yes" to God.
  • 15:16 The story that you're talking about - my Grandma,
  • 15:18 is that she was dehydrated
  • 15:20 and we moved her from one facility to the other.
  • 15:22 It was the end of her life and
  • 15:24 I was with my younger son.
  • 15:26 This was many years ago...
  • 15:28 20 years ago at least.
  • 15:29 And he said, Go see [Gena].
  • 15:32 Well we called Grandma by her first name [Gena]
  • 15:35 because she loved life and didn't want to be known as a Grandma yet.
  • 15:38 Anyways, maybe some of you might be that way too.
  • 15:40 But she was our [Gena] full of life.
  • 15:44 And so I called my Mom and I said, What's wrong with [Gena]?
  • 15:46 And she said, Well I don't know how you knew that,
  • 15:49 but she's in the hospital.
  • 15:51 So we raced down there.
  • 15:52 Somehow they let me in the room Myles.
  • 15:54 And she was talking to me about going to the Gates of Heaven.
  • 15:58 And she was talking to me about seeing
  • 16:01 her sister, Aunt Mary who I had the privilege
  • 16:04 of leading her to the Lord too.
  • 16:07 And you know, people are waiting for us, God is waiting for us
  • 16:10 and she to me as she was in this out of body experience,
  • 16:14 I just need to know, is my name written in the Book of Life?
  • 16:18 WOW
  • 16:19 I had chills because the reality of that there's a Book
  • 16:22 that God takes note of that our name should be in
  • 16:26 and that it's not about our good works
  • 16:28 but it's about receiving His forgiveness
  • 16:30 through grace...
  • 16:31 that not of ourselves, it's a gift of God
  • 16:34 that she received the forgiveness.
  • 16:36 Yeah, that was really amazing.
  • 16:38 I like to remind our younger son about that
  • 16:40 because he was 2 or 3 years old I think.
  • 16:42 And he pointed us in the direction we needed to go.
  • 16:45 It's important to us.
  • 16:47 These things are very important.
  • 16:49 This heart felt letter really points us to
  • 16:51 the trust that we can have in
  • 16:53 the absolute righteous judgment of God.
  • 16:56 My Dad died before I had ever heard the Gospel.
  • 16:58 He probably never heard a credible Gospel witness either.
  • 17:01 We were Jewish people.
  • 17:02 We didn't know that Jesus had anything to do with us, or
  • 17:05 what salvation in the cross would mean
  • 17:07 other than trouble for the Jews.
  • 17:08 So we had a very standoffish and separate view of it.
  • 17:13 And when I was mulling over this after I came to faith
  • 17:16 I felt the Lord say to me,
  • 17:18 Myles you can trust my perfect judgment.
  • 17:22 And I've carried that, I've lived with that
  • 17:24 because I believe that although I don't know where my Dad is,
  • 17:28 I don't know if I'll see him,
  • 17:29 I trust the Lord.
  • 17:31 I trust who He is and I believe that
  • 17:35 he has what's best for everyone.
  • 17:37 So based on that I think that it's important that
  • 17:40 we remember that we mourn but not
  • 17:43 as those who have no hope.
  • 17:44 This is the way that I would answer this.
  • 17:46 This is from I Thessalonians 4:13
  • 17:48 that we mourn but not as those without hope.
  • 17:51 We have hope in the Lord.
  • 17:54 And you know, let's face it,
  • 17:55 we see in part in this life.
  • 17:57 If somebody says definitively that
  • 17:59 they know everything about the afterlife,
  • 18:01 I'm suspicious.
  • 18:02 We see in part, I Corinthians 13 tells us that.
  • 18:05 We prophecy in part,
  • 18:06 we read the Scripture in part,
  • 18:08 we see Yeshua in part and
  • 18:10 we really don't know the full story yet
  • 18:13 but there's a trust that we can have
  • 18:15 that God wants us to have in Him.
  • 18:17 Yeah, there's also an assurance that
  • 18:19 God also has our every day numbered
  • 18:21 and that we can trust in Him and we can pray.
  • 18:24 We can feel the presence of the Lord
  • 18:27 and say whether it's our time or not
  • 18:31 God has our time for Him.
  • 18:33 We can trust Him.
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  • 20:57 So let me just start by saying
  • 20:59 that Israel, like any other nation in the world has
  • 21:02 different strata of society.
  • 21:04 Some people are thriving and the economy is booming.
  • 21:07 Other people are in more difficult straights.
  • 21:09 The ultra-Orthodox who often live on welfare are in difficult times.
  • 21:14 Sometimes the Arab Israelis are having difficulty and
  • 21:17 sometimes it's the Russian...
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  • 21:29 dramatizing them into the level of catastrophe that is for personal gain.
  • 21:35 There's one group that shows pictures of crying Russian immigrants
  • 21:41 and is always fundraising.
  • 21:43 They raise 150 million dollars per year
  • 21:46 which I've been told is more than all the
  • 21:48 Messianic, Bible teaching life giving ministries combined
  • 21:53 have around the world.
  • 21:54 So I don't know if the numbers exactly
  • 21:56 but I do know that we don't want to be
  • 21:59 manipulated by the urgency.
  • 22:01 We want to be affective in the way that we give,
  • 22:04 in the way that we help those in need in Israel.
  • 22:06 Well, I love what you said, Myles
  • 22:08 is that in any society there are issues,
  • 22:10 there are people that have come over.
  • 22:12 They don't know the language or...
  • 22:14 so we do need to be compassionate.
  • 22:16 And there's so many places...
  • 22:19 I think what Myles is saying is make sure that your money
  • 22:21 is going to places that promote the Gospel,
  • 22:23 Yes
  • 22:24 not just the food which is needed
  • 22:27 and we do have ministries that support feeding programs.
  • 22:32 But the Gospel is so important because
  • 22:35 these people need to know where they're going,
  • 22:38 what is eternity about for them.
  • 22:40 Exactly, and so the ministries that we support both through
  • 22:44 ZLM and our personal works is that we want to be
  • 22:48 with those that are bringing the Word along with the help.
  • 22:50 So there's social work but there's also the Gospel going forward.
  • 22:54 Because ultimately that is the most important issue.
  • 22:57 And, you know Israel is God's nation.
  • 23:00 It's not a perfect nation.
  • 23:02 It doesn't have a perfect government.
  • 23:04 They haven't fixed everything cause
  • 23:07 it's not eternity, its' not heaven.
  • 23:09 It is a pretty well run machine.
  • 23:12 Yeah, it's a beautiful country.
  • 23:14 But yeah, it's important for us to be givers.
  • 23:16 We are to help the poor and
  • 23:18 just make sure you do it effectively
  • 23:20 and make sure the Gospel is with it.
  • 23:22 Let's move on to this next question.
  • 23:24 I like the way it starts...
  • 23:33 Then he goes into some difficulty he has and some doctrinal issues
  • 23:36 and asks about the 7th day Sabbath groups...
  • 23:49 and the ongoing controversy.
  • 23:53 And so I thank you for your letter.
  • 23:55 This came from R.A.I.
  • 23:57 I thank you for that letter.
  • 23:59 And I would say that...
  • 24:01 I'm always intrigued to hear the different stands on this issue.
  • 24:04 You know, that some people are convinced
  • 24:07 that if you don't keep the commandments
  • 24:10 including the 7th day commandment
  • 24:12 that you're missing something in the Lord.
  • 24:14 Others are flexible about it.
  • 24:17 Some don't even know that there is such an issue.
  • 24:19 Churches meet on Sunday,
  • 24:21 they meet on Saturday morning,
  • 24:22 they meet on Friday evening.
  • 24:23 I think that the bottom line is that
  • 24:26 is this bringing me closer to Yeshua ?
  • 24:30 Does having a firm stand on this issue
  • 24:32 and looking down on those who don't meet on the same day as me.
  • 24:36 Is that bringing me closer to Jesus.
  • 24:38 I like the way it says in the Scripture...
  • 24:51 I think any day is a good day to worship God.
  • 24:53 Yeah, there is something to be said about keeping a Sabbath day.
  • 24:59 "A" Sabbath
  • 25:00 A Sabbath day cause Myles and I travel so much
  • 25:03 that you can't always be...
  • 25:06 you can't have your Sabbath always on a Saturday
  • 25:09 or always on a Sunday.
  • 25:11 That's good.
  • 25:12 But we make sure to have a Sabbath day
  • 25:16 where you honor the Lord.
  • 25:18 It's one of His commandments to honor Him
  • 25:20 and to just kind of dial down everything else
  • 25:23 that would over stimulate you as far as electronics or information.
  • 25:28 Enjoy nature, enjoy each other,
  • 25:30 enjoy your relationships.
  • 25:32 enjoy your family.
  • 25:33 Take time to be with God.
  • 25:36 Yeah, it reminds me of when were in the archeological
  • 25:39 digs under the City of David.
  • 25:41 And I learned about Strabo, the Roman Historian
  • 25:45 who was sent by Rome to see the wonder of this far off place
  • 25:49 and report back.
  • 25:51 And he came back with 3 things.
  • 25:53 Now remember, Rome was a slave holding culture.
  • 25:56 So the machine ran 24/7.
  • 25:58 There was no such thing as a Sabbath.
  • 26:00 They just ran that thing until the people died.
  • 26:02 Well Strabo came back to Rome and he said,
  • 26:05 I have seen 3 wonders.
  • 26:06 I saw a sea in which you could not drown...
  • 26:09 the Dead Sea.
  • 26:10 I saw a building more beautiful than the buildings of Rome...
  • 26:13 the Temple.
  • 26:14 And I saw a people who rested one day per week.
  • 26:19 That Sabbath rest was the picture
  • 26:22 that Katharine's speaking of
  • 26:23 that we are enjoying to find a Sabbath.
  • 26:27 I know our children say that I'm leisure challenged.
  • 26:29 So it's important for me especially
  • 26:31 to make sure that we find a day per week
  • 26:35 when we just let go and let God.
  • 26:38 So we want to encourage you to do that as well.
  • 26:40 And as far as worshipping on Saturday or Sunday
  • 26:43 ultimately I believe that every day is a good day to worship the Lord.
  • 26:48 Amen?
  • 26:49 Amen.
  • 26:51 So we just want to remind you as we leave
  • 26:55 that God is interested in us being connected to the life of Israel,
  • 27:01 connected to the future of Israel,
  • 27:03 connected to the Body of Messiah in Israel,
  • 27:06 working with the Arab Christians in Israel,
  • 27:08 building up the faith of the people,
  • 27:10 being a blessing to the people there.
  • 27:13 Yeah
  • 27:14 And so we always leave our program
  • 27:15 by reminding you from Psalm 122:6
  • 27:19 Sha'a'lu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:21 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
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