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Episode: “Living Water”
The Pool of Siloam, a recent archaeological discovery, was a place to perform cleansing rituals; there, Yeshua performed a miracle that proved He was a prophet, a priest, and the King we await. Interview: Arab Pastor Vincent Shammas (Seeds of Better Life Center in East Jerusalem).
Series: “Close Encounters with Yeshua”
This ten-program series focuses on how Jesus/Yeshua supernaturally came and ministered on Earth, and today calls all mortals to draw near to Him. David and Kirsten Hart introduce each episode from the studio, while Myles and Katharine Weiss teach in Israel, using dramatic re-enactments and interviews with Believers about their journeys to faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah.

Caption transcript for Close Encounters with Yeshua: “Living Water” (6/10)

  • 00:02 And I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:03 Today on "Close Encounters with Yeshua"
  • 00:06 Myles will be teaching in the Ancient City of David at the Pool of Siloam.
  • 00:11 Plus, we have a wonderful drama with an Israeli actor.
  • 00:15 We'll also have an interview with an Arab Pastor
  • 00:18 who lives in Eastern Jerusalem.
  • 00:20 Stay with us.
  • 00:30 It was not long ago our first encounter
  • 00:32 on the waters of the Galilee.
  • 00:34 My hand is completely restored.
  • 00:37 He said, Your faith has saved you.
  • 00:40 I've heard Yeshua speak in our synagogue.
  • 00:43 He talked about the Kingdom of God.
  • 00:46 Then He showed us His wounds in His hands and His feet.
  • 00:50 I believe He really is a King.
  • 01:02 Shalom Havarim, hello Friends I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:04 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:06 Welcome to our series "Close Encounters with Yeshua"
  • 01:08 "Yeshua" is the Hebrew way for saying "Jesus".
  • 01:11 And this whole series is to represent Jesus in His Jewish identity.
  • 01:17 He came as a Jew.
  • 01:18 He ministered as a Jewish man.
  • 01:20 He broke some of the traditions of man.
  • 01:23 But He established God's Covenant.
  • 01:26 Yes, and He never broke the Law.
  • 01:28 He fulfilled the Law because He knew that we could not.
  • 01:30 But in the midst of fulfilling the Law
  • 01:32 He did these outrageous and wonderful miracles
  • 01:35 that everyone had to deal with.
  • 01:37 His very birth was a miracle.
  • 01:38 His life was a miracle.
  • 01:40 He produced miracles throughout His life.
  • 01:42 And He makes a spiritual provision for you and for me.
  • 01:45 Right.
  • 01:45 What we're doing in this series is
  • 01:47 we're putting it in the context
  • 01:48 of the Jewish community of His day.
  • 01:50 And we're also challenging Jewish and Gentile people today
  • 01:53 to deal with the fact that this is a "Hebraic" story from start to finish.
  • 01:57 Right
  • 01:58 Gentiles are welcome in.
  • 02:00 Well...God's always intended that there'd be "One New Man".
  • 02:04 Constantine tried to distance himself from
  • 02:07 the "Jewishness" of the Gospel.
  • 02:09 But God, in these days
  • 02:10 is restoring His identity.
  • 02:13 So, let's go to the drama now as we
  • 02:15 pick up with our character reacting
  • 02:17 to the miracles of Jesus and
  • 02:19 trying to deal with this "Miracle Working Messiah".
  • 02:29 [humming]
  • 02:35 ...like all them "fish miracles".
  • 02:39 Seems Yeshua takes pleasure in them.
  • 02:41 We saw the first one
  • 02:43 when He surprised Simon Peter and the rest of us
  • 02:45 with a catch that almost sunk our boats.
  • 02:49 It happened again today.
  • 02:52 I heard Yeshua was in the area of Beth-tsaida [Bethsaida]
  • 02:54 So I left my nets and headed in that direction.
  • 02:58 Must have been thousands of us...
  • 03:01 the sick, the lame, the blind.
  • 03:03 They came from everywhere,
  • 03:05 all wanting to see miracles.
  • 03:08 And they did.
  • 03:11 He...talked about the Kingdom of God,
  • 03:15 and then the fish,
  • 03:17 the "Big" miracle.
  • 03:20 We were all hungry and He knew it.
  • 03:22 It had been a long day.
  • 03:24 He lifted up 5 loaves and 2 small fish,
  • 03:27 looked to the heaven, said a "berakhot" [blessing]
  • 03:30 and then somehow they...multiplied.
  • 03:35 2 small fish multiplied enough to feed maybe 5,000!
  • 03:40 The best fish I've ever eaten.
  • 03:48 I tell you this Yeshua has a gift.
  • 03:51 He once told Peter that He would catch men.
  • 03:54 And I think I'm beginning to understand.
  • 03:57 I think I've been caught.
  • 03:59 He is bringing me in ever so slowly, inch by inch...
  • 04:04 into this "Kingdom".
  • 04:13 [humming]
  • 04:26 Wherever Yeshua went miracles took place,
  • 04:29 whether it was north, in the Galilee
  • 04:30 or here, in Jerusalem.
  • 04:32 I'm sitting at the Pool of Siloam.
  • 04:34 It's in the face of the City of David.
  • 04:37 The "City of David" is the original "Jerusalem".
  • 04:40 It's the original place where his kingdom was set up.
  • 04:43 And it's where the purpose for the kingdom
  • 04:46 was taken from the Jebusites.
  • 04:49 Now, the interesting thing about this City of David
  • 04:52 is that the reason it was here is because there's water here.
  • 04:56 And David knew that they would have to have water.
  • 05:00 When the Jebusites held this place
  • 05:03 they mocked David and said, that he
  • 05:05 could not take this place even if the lame and the blind defended it.
  • 05:10 We'll get to that in a moment because
  • 05:12 Yeshua is going to do something about that threat.
  • 05:14 In 1993, in Tel Dan
  • 05:17 a stone was found that said...
  • 05:20 It spoke of an Aramaic king
  • 05:21 who had defeated the kings from the House of David.
  • 05:25 and that's how we know David was a real person.
  • 05:27 It may be hard for you to believe
  • 05:29 if you're a Bible scholar or student
  • 05:31 but people actually say that David never existed.
  • 05:34 But this "is" the City of David and he "did" exist.
  • 05:37 That stone slab confirms it.
  • 05:39 So, aqueducts were later developed by the Romans and
  • 05:42 they were able to transport water.
  • 05:44 But in the earlier days the water was down here.
  • 05:47 And then, the Pool of Siloam became a giant "mikvah".
  • 05:51 It became a giant "place of ritual cleansing"
  • 05:54 before going up to the Temple,
  • 05:56 which is behind me up on Mount Zion, on "Mount Moriah".
  • 06:00 This word "sent", it is
  • 06:03 "siloam", "shiloach", "shaliach",
  • 06:07 which is the Hebrew word for "sent"
  • 06:09 which is where we get the word "Apostelos" or "Apostle"
  • 06:13 Yeshua was sent from the Father.
  • 06:16 The disciples were sent by Yeshua and
  • 06:19 this very place is called "Sent" and
  • 06:22 Yeshua is going to command the man who He will heal here
  • 06:25 to go to the Pool of Siloam
  • 06:27 and to wash in the place called "Sent",
  • 06:29 tying Himself to the prophetic word,
  • 06:32 to the "Jewishness" of the Gospel and
  • 06:35 to the threat to David about the lame and the blind,
  • 06:38 because He would heal a blind man here.
  • 06:41 What is about this place that's so amazing to us?
  • 06:44 First of all, it's so recently uncovered.
  • 06:46 It's only been in the last number of years
  • 06:48 that this has been found.
  • 06:49 It was found by accident.
  • 06:51 They were doing some construction up above and
  • 06:53 a bulldozer hit a stone and from that
  • 06:56 this entire pool began to be unearthed.
  • 06:58 It's still way much more to be unearthed.
  • 07:01 It's just the beginning of this.
  • 07:03 There's some opposition of course, based on who owns the real estate.
  • 07:06 But the fact is, that this "is" the Pool of Siloam.
  • 07:09 There's no question about it.
  • 07:11 And it's from here that the waters from the Gihon Spring
  • 07:14 were connected to the Temple,itself.
  • 07:17 When David came here he had to clean out,
  • 07:21 take away the Jebusites upon God's command
  • 07:24 in order to build this City of David.
  • 07:26 The whole City of David is a recent find.
  • 07:29 And it verifies forever that this City has been
  • 07:32 under Jewish control or ownership or "rental from God"
  • 07:37 since 3,000 years ago when David was here,
  • 07:41 1,000 years before Jesus.
  • 07:43 David built the City of David.
  • 07:46 This is the original Jerusalem.
  • 07:47 This is the place where the story begins.
  • 07:50 And then, developed into what we now know as "The Old City".
  • 07:54 This is the older city.
  • 07:55 And this pool is evidence that goes back to the time of David
  • 08:00 and then certainly to the time of Jesus.
  • 08:03 So what we learn from this is that David was real,
  • 08:07 Jesus, from the House of David, is real and
  • 08:09 the healings that took place here...
  • 08:11 also real.
  • 08:13 He's still healing today.
  • 08:15 He wants to be with you.
  • 08:28 Our resource this week...
  • 08:30 The Series "Close Encounters with Yeshua" on DVD
  • 08:33 This 10 program series
  • 08:35 focuses on how Jesus, Yeshua
  • 08:38 supernaturally came,
  • 08:40 ministered on earth
  • 08:41 and today calls people to draw near to Him.
  • 08:44 Each programs includes
  • 08:45 location teaching from Israel
  • 08:47 a dramatic reenactment
  • 08:49 plus interviews with believers
  • 08:51 about their journey of
  • 08:52 faith in the Jewish Messiah.
  • 08:54 Contact us for the DVD Series
  • 08:56 Close Encounters with Yeshua.
  • 09:03 Hello, my name is Andrea Davis
  • 09:05 and I've been working with Zola Levitt Ministries
  • 09:08 for over 20 years.
  • 09:10 For me this is not just a career,
  • 09:12 it's a calling.
  • 09:14 And I'm so grateful for those
  • 09:15 who feel called along side us.
  • 09:18 Your prayers and financial support
  • 09:20 help us produce informative, anointed
  • 09:23 television from Israel.
  • 09:25 So please continue to give as you are able.
  • 09:28 And let's continue this journey together.
  • 09:31 Thank you.
  • 09:34 This ministry has been bringing you Christianity through Jewish eyes
  • 09:37 for decades.
  • 09:39 And it is such a privilege to put Christ in His context as
  • 09:43 the Messiah of the Jews and the whole word.
  • 09:46 Let's go hear more from Myles near the Pool of Siloam
  • 09:50 on the steps going up to the Temple.
  • 09:55 We're so grateful that Christians around the world
  • 09:57 are recognizing the Jewish roots of the faith
  • 10:00 and understanding the "Jewishness" of Jesus
  • 10:03 and the debt that believers have to
  • 10:05 Israel and the Jewish people.
  • 10:07 What do you have that did not come through the Jewish people?
  • 10:11 He said himself, in John Chapter 4,
  • 10:13 that salvation is of the Jews.
  • 10:15 The whole story, the Patriarchs, the Prophets,
  • 10:18 the Word, Moses, king David and Jesus Himself
  • 10:21 all come from this place, from Israel.
  • 10:24 And it is, in fact, the birthplace of the community of faith
  • 10:29 Yeshua Himself was an observant Jew.
  • 10:31 He kept the Feasts.
  • 10:34 He was keeping the Feasts, when he was 12, in the Temple.
  • 10:36 And he was keeping them at this time when he was
  • 10:39 about to do this miracle at the Pool of Siloam.
  • 10:42 In John Chapter 7, it speaks about the disciples being sent
  • 10:46 ahead to "Tabernacles" [Feast] before Yeshua would come.
  • 10:52 The 3 Feasts periods, the "Shalosh Regalim",
  • 10:56 the 3 "Pilgrim Feasts" are still in effect today.
  • 10:59 And the City will "crowd up" with Jews from all over the world
  • 11:02 for "Pesach", "Shavuot" and "Succoth" which is,
  • 11:05 "Passover", "Pentecost" and "Tabernacles".
  • 11:08 All pictures of the prophetic fulfillment
  • 11:11 of God's Word regarding the fate and destiny of the Jewish people and
  • 11:14 those that are "grafted-in" to the House of Israel,
  • 11:17 Christians from around the world.
  • 11:19 At this Feast, the "Great Feast", the "Tabernacles Feast",
  • 11:22 the 7th Feast in the fulfillment,
  • 11:24 the picture of God "Tabernacling" with man;
  • 11:26 on this "Feast of Sukkot" Yeshua sent the disciples.
  • 11:30 And he said he would not go with them because his time had not yet come.
  • 11:34 It was at this Feast that from this place
  • 11:37 the priest would take the water up from the Gihon Spring,
  • 11:40 which feeds the Pool of Siloam,
  • 11:43 and walk up this Herodian road behind me up to the Temple,
  • 11:47 and pour the water out on the altar.
  • 11:51 It was during that ceremony that Yeshua stood up and said,
  • 11:55 "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me."
  • 11:58 He was speaking of the Spirit
  • 11:59 and he was also quoting Isaiah,
  • 12:01 forever tying Himself to the prophets and
  • 12:04 to the recognition that the prophetic Word was coming.
  • 12:08 This place is recently opened to tourists, to pilgrims.
  • 12:11 There are people coming from all over the world to see this new find,
  • 12:14 this Pool of Siloam.
  • 12:16 And it was from here that Yeshua would see
  • 12:19 the Priest going up for the first 7 days.
  • 12:22 And on the final day, on the 8th day, the day of celebration
  • 12:24 he would stand up and say, "If anyone thirsts" and
  • 12:28 he says it this way, quoting Isaiah,
  • 12:30 [Speaking Hebrew]
  • 12:34 speaking of the Spirit of God.
  • 12:37 Now, the controversy was ongoing.
  • 12:40 Some said, this is the Prophet we've been waiting for.
  • 12:42 And others said, that's not possible because he comes from Galilee and
  • 12:45 we know the Prophet will not come from Galilee.
  • 12:48 But they had forgotten that Yeshua, in fact,
  • 12:52 came from Bethlehem, the City of David,
  • 12:55 as prophesied by Micah Chapter 5.
  • 12:58 And that Yeshua, in fact, is the Prophet, Priest and
  • 13:03 King that we were all waiting for.
  • 13:06 And He's available to you today.
  • 13:15 This is very exciting for us.
  • 13:17 We are in the steps going up to the Temple.
  • 13:20 This is a recent find
  • 13:22 and we've never been in here, Katharine and I.
  • 13:25 And the fact is this is Herodian stone.
  • 13:27 What do we mean?
  • 13:29 It's 1st Century actual stone that
  • 13:31 went from the Pool of Siloam
  • 13:33 where the priests would bring the water
  • 13:34 up to the Temple for the rituals at Sukkoth.
  • 13:37 You may hear the sound of children in the background
  • 13:39 just as we see them on the mural, playing
  • 13:41 and being ready for the sacrifices.
  • 13:44 Well, this is a neighborhood that's fill with kids.
  • 13:46 And that's a fulfillment of prophecy.
  • 13:48 God said through his Word,
  • 13:50 the day would come again when the voices of
  • 13:52 children laughing and playing in the streets would be here.
  • 13:55 And thanks to Him that is happening in Israel.
  • 13:59 Yes, in John chapter 7 and 9
  • 14:02 it talks about the Pool of Siloam.
  • 14:04 It talks about the Lord coming to this pool on His timeframe.
  • 14:08 Remember, He kept the Feasts.
  • 14:10 He came to this area in fulfillment of all Scripture.
  • 14:14 He is the fulfillment.
  • 14:16 It's so amazing.
  • 14:17 Even in Isaiah 55...
  • 14:27 He was tying Himself to the Old Testament
  • 14:30 and He's saying, I am the fulfillment of all Testaments,
  • 14:33 I am this Living Water.
  • 14:34 "If you drink of me", it says in John 4,
  • 14:37 "out of your belly will come rivers of living water".
  • 14:41 You will have a water that only God can give you
  • 14:44 which is an eternal water, an everlasting water,
  • 14:47 a water that satisfies for all eternity.
  • 14:50 It goes on in John 7 that God Himself would fulfill it.
  • 14:55 Right Myles?
  • 14:56 I mean, He is the "Sent" One from God.
  • 14:58 And He came to the Pool of "Sent" [Siloam]
  • 15:01 He came to speak to the people about
  • 15:04 the miracle that He was about to fulfill.
  • 15:06 You see, the Pharisees came to Him and they said,
  • 15:09 This blind man... who sinned?
  • 15:11 Did he sin or did his parents sin?
  • 15:14 And I love how the Lord emphasizes
  • 15:16 not the sin, but the cause is that
  • 15:19 He came to fulfill and He came that
  • 15:23 God Himself would show forth His works.
  • 15:26 That this would bring the Glory back to God,
  • 15:29 not to focus on man's sin.
  • 15:31 Right, but the provision
  • 15:33 that He was going to bring.
  • 15:34 This ties also to the challenge from
  • 15:37 the Jebusites 1,000 years earlier when the Jebusites
  • 15:40 told David the lame and the blind could fortify this place against you.
  • 15:44 And what did Yeshua do?
  • 15:45 He came to Israel.
  • 15:47 He came to Jerusalem,
  • 15:48 born in Bethlehem.
  • 15:49 And when He came here
  • 15:51 the 2 miracles that He did;
  • 15:52 one at the Pool of Bethesda
  • 15:53 where He healed the lame man who was lame for 38 years,
  • 15:56 and here He healed the blind man
  • 15:59 And so the blind and the lame
  • 16:00 were overcome by David with war
  • 16:04 but Yeshua, the Prince of Peace resurrected
  • 16:07 and healed, and lifted people
  • 16:09 from the degradation of illness and sin
  • 16:12 and healed the lame and the blind here in Jerusalem.
  • 16:15 The focus was not about who's sin was who.
  • 16:19 Because Jesus was bringing it back to the focus that
  • 16:22 He Himself was sent by the Father to fulfill all Scripture
  • 16:26 so that all could have everlasting life.
  • 16:29 He met the woman at the well,
  • 16:31 showing again that it was a non-Jew
  • 16:33 but He was inviting her in to this life giving water.
  • 16:37 And you know Myles?
  • 16:38 God Himself created us out of the dust of the ground.
  • 16:42 And again, He's recreating the blind man's sight by
  • 16:46 putting dust with saliva and then God Himself creates the miracle.
  • 16:50 What a picture.
  • 16:51 God formed Adam from the dust of the earth.
  • 16:53 Yeshua identifying Himself as Messiah,
  • 16:56 as Creator, One with the Father.
  • 16:59 He takes the dust of the earth,
  • 17:01 adds His Life to it
  • 17:04 and creates a miracle;
  • 17:06 sends the man to the Pool of Siloam to be healed.
  • 17:09 And it's a complete fulfillment of this
  • 17:12 identification of Yeshua as Messiah
  • 17:15 and putting to rest the controversy about who He is.
  • 17:18 He "is" Messiah
  • 17:20 and He's looking for a relationship with you.
  • 17:22 And He wants you to have this everlasting water
  • 17:26 so that your life will have a wellspring
  • 17:30 so that you'll never be dry again.
  • 17:33 ♪ How can we sing a Song of Zion? ♪
  • 17:39 ♪ How can we sing a song of joy? ♪
  • 17:45 ♪ If we forget you, Oh Jerusalem ♪
  • 17:51 ♪ Promises made forevermore. ♪
  • 18:00 ♪ So we will sing a song of Zion ♪
  • 18:06 ♪ You've placed a Homeland in our hearts. ♪
  • 18:12 ♪ Now as we sit here by the Jordan ♪
  • 18:18 ♪ we can see God, how great Thou art! ♪
  • 18:26 ♪ So we will pray to you our anger. ♪
  • 18:32 ♪ So we will weep in desperate shame ♪
  • 18:38 ♪ knowing you hear and will remember ♪
  • 18:43 ♪ Blessed our God we call Your Name. ♪
  • 18:50 ♪ How can we sing a Song of Zion? ♪
  • 18:56 ♪ How can we sing a song of joy? ♪
  • 19:02 ♪ If we forget you, Oh Jerusalem ♪
  • 19:08 ♪ Promises made forevermore. ♪
  • 19:14 ♪ How can we sing a Song of Zion? ♪
  • 19:19 ♪ How can we sing a song of joy? ♪
  • 19:25 ♪ If we forget you, Oh Jerusalem ♪
  • 19:31 ♪ Promises made forevermore. ♪♪
  • 19:50 If you're thinking about visiting the Holy Land
  • 19:52 come on a Zola Tour!
  • 19:54 Where the Scriptures come to life as you
  • 19:56 get teaching from a Messianic perspective.
  • 19:59 Our Spring Tour goes to Israel and Petra.
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  • 20:06 Come to Israel!
  • 20:08 See the Jewish roots of your faith.
  • 20:21 We would love to personally invite
  • 20:24 you to come with us on a tour of Israel.
  • 20:27 Go to levitt.com
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  • 20:30 Read all about the tours that we have.
  • 20:32 We have one in the Fall and the Spring
  • 20:34 every year.
  • 20:36 You can go to Israel and be
  • 20:38 right where Myles was just
  • 20:40 teaching at the Pool of Siloam.
  • 20:42 They are digging it up.
  • 20:43 It's an archaeological dig.
  • 20:45 We were just there a few weeks ago.
  • 20:47 It's amazing what's happening.
  • 20:48 It really is.
  • 20:50 And now Myles is going to have an interview with
  • 20:53 Pastor Shammas who lives in Jerusalem.
  • 20:55 He has an amazing heart for the Arab people.
  • 20:58 Yes.
  • 21:01 In all the conflict in Israel especially
  • 21:03 in Jerusalem among the Jews and Arabs
  • 21:06 I saw that Jesus wants them to come together.
  • 21:11 And the Lord led me as a man who knows the language and
  • 21:16 who knows the mentality of the Arab,
  • 21:19 and I studied Islam too.
  • 21:22 I know the mentality of our Christians in this area
  • 21:26 and I know the Israeli mentality too.
  • 21:29 I know the language too.
  • 21:31 So the Lord put all these gifts in my life so that
  • 21:34 I can reach out to all these people to the Lord.
  • 21:36 This is music to my ears
  • 21:38 because for my wife and I
  • 21:39 it's been the heartbeat of our ministry.
  • 21:41 Our ministry at home is called
  • 21:43 Beit Shalom, "The House of Peace"
  • 21:45 because we believe that this is possible.
  • 21:47 We see it.
  • 21:49 And so tell me about some people
  • 21:51 that perhaps you have seen
  • 21:52 the transformation in their life, or change.
  • 21:54 There's two examples.
  • 21:58 We have one Arab with a Muslim background.
  • 22:04 We were talking to him about 3 years ago about the Lord.
  • 22:09 And you know to talk with Muslims it's difficult.
  • 22:13 Same with Jews.
  • 22:15 Yeah!
  • 22:16 But we're starting first with the more difficult.
  • 22:21 So I don't want to speak a lot about this
  • 22:24 but mostly people, like American people coming from the States,
  • 22:29 they go give brochures for the people,
  • 22:32 "Okay, you got saved, you can go now."
  • 22:34 ...In 2 minutes.
  • 22:35 And really, I don't think this is the right way.
  • 22:38 I sat down with this man and I started to talk
  • 22:41 about what he believes, as a man who studied what he believed.
  • 22:46 And then I put the verses of what he believes.
  • 22:50 And since the time I can get my verses from the Bible
  • 22:54 I'm telling him, don't [see] Christian, just see God is love,
  • 23:00 and there are many verses there about killing.
  • 23:04 And this is true.
  • 23:05 He said, No.
  • 23:06 I showed him verses.
  • 23:07 In the Quran?
  • 23:08 Yes
  • 23:09 And the many things I could show him.
  • 23:14 So he read this one and this one and he...
  • 23:18 You know, he has orders to kill,
  • 23:24 and I have an order to love...
  • 23:28 you see?
  • 23:29 I said just leave the Christianity out of the Islam.
  • 23:33 I said, who as a human is nicer?
  • 23:36 Yes, yes, that's wonderful!
  • 23:38 But one thing you said is very important.
  • 23:40 This is not a simple formula,
  • 23:43 2 minutes and now you are a believer.
  • 23:45 This takes time.
  • 23:46 3 years.
  • 23:47 3 years.
  • 23:49 And now he has some problem with his family.
  • 23:52 We're praying for an open door that people can help
  • 23:56 my church to have a house for these people
  • 23:59 because we have almost 8 persons whose families are persecuting them.
  • 24:05 And we need a house to continue to teach them about the Lord,
  • 24:08 and at least to keep them safe.
  • 24:11 We don't have this ability right now but we're praying for this.
  • 24:14 Have there been conferences or meetings where
  • 24:17 you've seen the Arab people come together?
  • 24:19 Yeah, we are doing activities among the women,
  • 24:24 like the Mother's Day in Jerusalem.
  • 24:26 We had Jewish and Muslims...
  • 24:28 let's say "Israeli" and "Arab" people in our church.
  • 24:32 And how it makes me so happy...
  • 24:36 or let's say, how much it makes the Lord happy
  • 24:39 when there are conflicts outside of the church between Arab and Jews
  • 24:44 and you see them hugging and loving each other through Christ.
  • 24:48 If you don't have Christ you cannot love anyone.
  • 24:52 So the way to love Jews and Jews love Arab and
  • 24:56 everyone love everyone is through Jesus.
  • 24:58 Is there anything you would like to say to the Western Church
  • 25:02 directly, something that's been in your heart that you wish
  • 25:05 we would understand, in the west?
  • 25:07 Yes, the church and all over the world away from the middle east;
  • 25:15 they are nice and believe in God,
  • 25:21 but they don't know that there is Arab believers here
  • 25:24 who love Jesus and love Jewish and love everyone
  • 25:27 according to the Bible, and who are teaching the Bible.
  • 25:30 I was in Africa teaching many pastors about the Lord, and
  • 25:34 how to love Israel, and how to support the State of Israel.
  • 25:37 I just came from there.
  • 25:40 And we need these people just to see and to support and to pray for us because
  • 25:46 we want to continue to teach our nations, the Arab people,
  • 25:51 that without Jesus there is no salvation, there is no Kingdom of God and there is no love.
  • 25:57 So, I'm seeking in Jerusalem at least...
  • 26:00 I want everyone to love everyone because God is love.
  • 26:05 Yes
  • 26:05 Amen.
  • 26:08 I love that story.
  • 26:09 It reminds me so much of...
  • 26:12 it's more relationships than...
  • 26:14 I remember as a teen our youth group
  • 26:17 got on the bus, went to the mall,
  • 26:20 and as we were getting off the bus
  • 26:23 our youth director passed out...what were they?
  • 26:25 Tracts!
  • 26:26 Tracts, yes.
  • 26:28 And we had to go through the mall and...
  • 26:30 Did you have a stack?
  • 26:31 I had a stack.
  • 26:32 I remember they used to give stacks to us.
  • 26:33 You couldn't get back to the bus until you handed them all out.
  • 26:35 I don't even know what it said inside
  • 26:37 but we passed them out to people at the mall.
  • 26:39 And I have the feeling that most of those tracts
  • 26:42 ended up in the trash can.
  • 26:43 Probably,
  • 26:44 because it's about relationship.
  • 26:45 You don't just hand someone a tract
  • 26:47 and think they're a believer.
  • 26:49 To think that even Jesus had 3 years with His disciples.
  • 26:54 And after 3 years they were with Yeshua, the were with God Himself.
  • 26:58 And still after developing a relationship with Him
  • 27:01 some still denied Him, and they ran off and they scattered.
  • 27:04 So it's not necessarily about the quickness,
  • 27:08 it's about developing the relationship
  • 27:10 just like the Arab Pastor with his people.
  • 27:12 It's our life, yes.
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Episodes in this series

  1. God is Coming
  2. Humble Beginnings
  3. Jewish Context
  4. Miraculous Ministry
  5. Prophecy Fulfilled
  6. Living Water
  7. Mountaintop Experience
  8. Life Laid Down
  9. Empty Tomb
  10. Interview with Gary Bayer

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