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Episode: “Recreating Paradise”
For 369 years, at the Tabernacle in Shiloh, the winged creatures that had blocked the entrance to Eden invited people to enter the Tabernacle. The Menorah symbolizes not only the Jewish people but also the Tree of Life.
Series: “Return to Eden”
In honor of the modern nation of Israel’s 70th birthday, this series tells the story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Lord bridged the relationship gap (caused by mankind’s sin in the Garden of Eden) by creating a special relationship with a people and a land that eventually led to the Messiah. David and Kirsten Hart present this series featuring teaching and analysis from Dr. Jeffrey Seif, interviews from experts, insights from Sarah Liberman, and music written by Zola Levitt.

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  • 00:01 Kirsten Hart: The tabernacle stood in ancient Shiloh for hundreds of years. How does that apply to your life today? You'll find out
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  • 00:21 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
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  • 00:27 that call upon him."
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  • 00:50 David Hart: Thank you for joining us today
  • 00:51 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:53 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:55 Kirsten: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:57 David: We are in our series, "Return to Eden,"
  • 00:59 and we have a wonderful theme today,
  • 01:00 really restoring relationships with God.
  • 01:02 I love that.
  • 01:03 Jeffrey: Yes, and I'm telling you, when it comes
  • 01:04 to relationships, we're not doing so good
  • 01:06 with other people, with God.
  • 01:08 Gotta fix it. The Bible tells us how.
  • 01:10 David: I think we've all been there, too, right?
  • 01:12 Kirsten: Yeah. Jeffrey: We're human.
  • 01:14 Kirsten: Right, and I noticed on all the tapes that we looked
  • 01:16 at about the coming up segment, today's program,
  • 01:19 you are in Shiloh.
  • 01:21 Jeffrey: Yes.
  • 01:23 David: I always thought it was Shy-low.
  • 01:24 Jeffrey: Well, I'm not gonna correct.
  • 01:25 However you wanna say it, you can say it.
  • 01:27 I'm just glad to take people to it, 'cause not everybody
  • 01:29 goes there 'cause it's kind of off the beaten path.
  • 01:32 Kirsten: It's one of our favorite places.
  • 01:33 David: It is. You know what?
  • 01:34 Let's go there right now.
  • 01:41 Jeffrey: Do you remember that famous old hymn,
  • 01:44 "We are standing on holy ground"?
  • 01:48 I mention that because we are.
  • 01:52 I am coming to you from Shiloh.
  • 01:55 It's lesser known, but it's not lesser important if you look at
  • 01:59 biblical history, because after they got out of the midbar,
  • 02:02 the wilderness, they hunkered down here in Shiloh,
  • 02:07 in what's called the West Bank today.
  • 02:09 They spent 369 years here.
  • 02:13 It was the capital, in effect, of this fledgling nation state,
  • 02:16 and the tabernacle dwelt right here.
  • 02:21 Well, on the other side of this embankment here.
  • 02:24 There's walls here.
  • 02:25 You know, and there's a different word for walls.
  • 02:27 The Kotel, people are familiar with that, the Western Wall,
  • 02:31 Kir is another word. There's different words for it.
  • 02:34 If you look at God, he is game to have a relationship with
  • 02:39 people and he built a house that would reflect that.
  • 02:44 We read in the text, "Vaiyomer Adonai Elohim,
  • 02:47 'Lo-tov heyot ha'adam levaddo.'"
  • 02:50 "And the Lord God said," what we all know,
  • 02:53 "It is not good for man to be alone."
  • 02:56 We're gonna explore how it's not good for God to be alone either.
  • 03:01 He came down in Eden to dwell among those
  • 03:04 whom he made in his own image.
  • 03:07 That relationship went south and he's looking to rectify it,
  • 03:10 to provide a mechanism whereby people can enter in,
  • 03:14 and they enter in through the blood of the Lamb.
  • 03:17 And here, coming to you from the east of Shiloh, as we make our
  • 03:21 way into God's house, I wanna consider what some would see
  • 03:26 when they made their way into the house and saw some
  • 03:28 of the particulars.
  • 03:34 Jeffrey: If you see a little twinkle in my eye, it's not just
  • 03:38 that I'm squinting because of the sun, and it's not some kind
  • 03:43 of fabricated joy and enthusiasm that you can get when you
  • 03:47 turn on the lights, and the cameras are rolling,
  • 03:50 and someone's gotta put on a show.
  • 03:52 Really, in my kishke, in my gut, there is a sense
  • 03:56 of excitement just that I'm here.
  • 03:59 What do you mean you're here, Jeffrey?
  • 04:00 It looks like a bunch of bricks to me.
  • 04:02 This, as I said earlier, is Shiloh,
  • 04:05 the very place where God dwelt.
  • 04:10 Just a minute ago, I was a little more in the perimeters.
  • 04:12 Now we're moving in here to the place that was God's very house.
  • 04:18 I think it's incredible.
  • 04:20 What I wanna do is discuss with you some of the particulars
  • 04:24 associated with the household.
  • 04:26 I mean, if you're gonna have a house, it's interesting,
  • 04:29 houses come complete with master bedrooms, and I liken the inner
  • 04:35 space of the mishkan, this portable worship facility,
  • 04:40 I liken it to a master bedroom.
  • 04:43 Not everybody goes to the master bedroom.
  • 04:46 It's sacred space. It's cut off from the rest.
  • 04:50 Exterior in the home or apartment you have other space.
  • 04:54 You have a kitchen, and when you look at the tabernacle,
  • 04:57 the temple, oh, there's a kitchen there.
  • 04:59 There's the mizbeach, in Hebrew, the altar,
  • 05:03 where the food was offered up.
  • 05:07 You go in from there, there's a place where there's the
  • 05:10 shewbread, where the bread of the presence was brought.
  • 05:14 You have food staples, you have privacy,
  • 05:17 you have a sense that we're in God's house,
  • 05:21 the Beit HaMikdash, the holy house,
  • 05:24 not just any house, sacred space.
  • 05:27 As interesting as all that is, I'm moreso interested in the
  • 05:33 fact that it underscores that God wanted to dwell
  • 05:36 with humanity and enter into an intimate relationship
  • 05:40 with persons.
  • 05:42 That's what happens in houses.
  • 05:44 It's a place for the family.
  • 05:46 It's a place for birth and new birth and nurture.
  • 05:50 God is all about the business of that.
  • 05:55 I don't know what your life is right now
  • 05:57 but I know whatever it is, it can be improved the moreso
  • 06:02 if we enter into the relationship with this sovereign
  • 06:07 who came to dwell among us.
  • 06:09 He dwelt here in a bygone era.
  • 06:12 The good news is, as fascinating as this place is,
  • 06:17 you don't have to come to it now to have a relationship.
  • 06:20 You just need to reach up to God and you can begin
  • 06:23 that relationship right now.
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  • 06:34 Jeffrey: Coming to you from Netanya, Israel.
  • 06:37 The word "Netanya" comes from the Hebrew "natan,"
  • 06:40 which means gift.
  • 06:42 And in a site that was manufactured by the Russians
  • 06:45 and gifted to the Israelis here in Netanya where there's a lot
  • 06:49 of Russian Jews, it's a shrine that commemorates
  • 06:52 the Holocaust.
  • 06:55 These wings behind me stand as a sentry, as a guardian to
  • 07:00 the pathway to the shrine wherein told in pictures
  • 07:05 carved in stone is a story of something that went
  • 07:08 horribly wrong in human history.
  • 07:12 And it's interesting, this is something of a prototype,
  • 07:15 if you will, that's employed.
  • 07:18 We find the ancients having these winged creatures guarding
  • 07:21 the way to sanctuaries.
  • 07:24 We not only find that in general in antiquity,
  • 07:26 but in particular in the Genesis text.
  • 07:29 We see that when Adam and Hawwah were cast out of Eden that a
  • 07:34 cherub, a guardian was placed there, a guardian angel,
  • 07:37 if you will, to ensure they don't make their way back.
  • 07:42 These guardian angels are carved--
  • 07:45 well, first of all, they're embroidered into the fabric
  • 07:47 at the entrance to the tabernacle that separates
  • 07:50 the holy place from the Holy of Holies.
  • 07:53 Not only that, in Solomon's temple, these cherubim, these
  • 07:56 winged creatures then are noted, very prominently carved
  • 08:00 into the walls, and massive statues are built as a guardian
  • 08:06 to the innermost sanctuary itself.
  • 08:09 It's interesting how these images appear.
  • 08:12 This image doesn't stave off evil, however.
  • 08:15 It serves as a reminder, an evil that made its entrance
  • 08:18 onto the stage of the drama in Genesis chapter 3.
  • 08:23 There is this, "Psst, hey lady," this hissing creature,
  • 08:27 a conversation ensues, and the net result is that
  • 08:31 she becomes vitiated and her husband as well,
  • 08:34 that is defiled.
  • 08:37 I'm reading it in my version.
  • 08:38 I don't wanna read too much, but just to give you a sense of it.
  • 08:40 Picking it up in verse 6,
  • 08:42 "Vattere haishshah ki tov haetz lemaachal,
  • 08:46 and the woman saw that the tree was good for food."
  • 08:51 You know, temptation always makes its doorway
  • 08:55 into an appetite and through an appetite.
  • 08:58 There's an interest, something to acquire,
  • 09:01 a need to fill up somehow.
  • 09:05 We read on, "Vechi taavah-hu laeinayim,"
  • 09:10 and that it was pleasant to the eyes.
  • 09:13 You know, people see and they desire.
  • 09:16 There's an appetite, and they desire, and people get hooked.
  • 09:21 By the way, it's not just the way that people get hooked in
  • 09:25 the Garden of Eden, it's a way that people get hooked
  • 09:27 all over the world.
  • 09:29 "Venechmad haetz lehaskil," and that it was desirable
  • 09:35 to gain wisdom, "vattikkach," and she took, "mippiryo,"
  • 09:41 from the fruit, "vattochal," and she ate.
  • 09:49 I've heard it said that when it comes to temptation, jokingly,
  • 09:53 harking to the Lord's prayer, the Lord says, "Lead me not
  • 09:56 into temptation," in response to which someone says,
  • 09:59 "I don't need to be led into temptation.
  • 10:01 I can find it all by myself."
  • 10:03 And it's a fitting prayer, the Lord's Prayer, by the way,
  • 10:05 and it is so very true.
  • 10:08 There's a verse in Scripture that says, "Man tends towards
  • 10:11 evil as the sparks fly upward."
  • 10:14 It just seems part of human nature, which is one
  • 10:17 of the reasons why people need a new nature.
  • 10:20 There's heaven's help for earthly dilemmas, and here as we
  • 10:24 think of the passage in Genesis 3 where sin makes its entrance
  • 10:29 onto the stage of the drama, and as I have this depiction
  • 10:32 of this cherub, these winged creatures--winged creature,
  • 10:36 singular, behind me, I'm reminded of biblical motifs.
  • 10:40 I'm reminded as well that not only does the Bible give voice
  • 10:43 to the fact that there is a problem
  • 10:46 with the human experience.
  • 10:48 While that's there, there's also a solution to it, and that's
  • 10:52 of course part of the whole biblical story, a solution that
  • 10:56 finds its ultimate fulfillment in he who so loved the world
  • 11:02 that he sent his Son into the world, and his Son who gave up
  • 11:06 his life that we can be restored to garden life, if you will,
  • 11:10 and walk with God, and enjoy his presence.
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  • 12:39 Let's go back for more teaching from Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • 12:49 Jeffrey: We're told in the biblical text
  • 12:51 that a garden was made, and we're told in verse 9--
  • 12:57 and I'm looking at the very beginning of the Bible,
  • 12:59 or very close to the beginning in chapter 2, verse 9,
  • 13:02 "Veetz hachaiyim betoch haggan veetz."
  • 13:07 And the tree, "chaiyim, hachaiyim," the tree of life,
  • 13:13 "betoch haggan," was there in the midst of the garden.
  • 13:16 "Veetz haddaat," and the tree, "haddaat," the word "yedaia"
  • 13:23 hand, to know, the tree of knowledge, similarly,
  • 13:27 of, "tov," of good, "vara," and evil.
  • 13:32 It was all there.
  • 13:35 Trees are mentioned in general, two trees in particular,
  • 13:40 and we know that the royal family, Adam and Hawwah,
  • 13:44 got in trouble for tasting the fruit of one.
  • 13:50 I'm interested in this other tree that's noted,
  • 13:53 "Etz chaiyim," the tree of life, the tree of immortality,
  • 14:00 if you will.
  • 14:01 It's a fascinating, fascinating tree that's actually fabricated,
  • 14:06 it's manufactured later and placed in the portable Eden.
  • 14:12 There, there is the menorah, this seven-branched candlestick,
  • 14:19 if you will.
  • 14:21 While referred to as a candlestick,
  • 14:22 from the Latin "candelabra," arguably a misnomer
  • 14:26 because there's no candles.
  • 14:28 It was burned with oil and actually the wick for the
  • 14:33 candelabra was made out of worn out Levitical priests' garments,
  • 14:38 if you will, the linen.
  • 14:40 It's a fascinating, fascinating picture.
  • 14:42 And I wanna consider the picture, too,
  • 14:44 because not only do we have this organic tree of life
  • 14:49 that is notated in the Genesis text,
  • 14:52 when you go to Exodus chapter 25 and where there the Lord
  • 14:57 tells Moshe Rabbenu, Moses, to build this enclosure.
  • 15:02 And remember, Latin for paradise,
  • 15:06 it's enclosed garden is what it means.
  • 15:09 And there is this enclosure within which is placed
  • 15:13 the temple, within which is placed this menorah.
  • 15:18 The particulars of it are described in the language
  • 15:21 of flowers and trees.
  • 15:23 In chapter 25, verse 31, specifically we're told,
  • 15:28 "You are to make a menorah of pure gold,"
  • 15:32 we're told in 25:31.
  • 15:35 "It's base, stem, cups, bulbs, and flowers
  • 15:38 are to be one piece."
  • 15:40 This notation of cups, and bulbs, and flowers is described
  • 15:47 as you go on in verse 33, depicted as almond blossoms
  • 15:51 with a bulb, cups made like almond blossoms.
  • 15:55 It says it again, "On one branch with a bulb on the other."
  • 15:59 A flower is noted.
  • 16:01 In verse 34 similarly, bulbs with flowers are noted.
  • 16:06 And then he finishes saying it's to be hammered
  • 16:09 out of a single work of pure gold.
  • 16:13 I'm interested in the correlation between the tree in
  • 16:18 Eden and this tree-like figure, this menorah in the tabernacle,
  • 16:27 in the mishkan, this portable worship center
  • 16:31 that Moshe Rabbenu made, and then later on,
  • 16:34 when it's developed more fully and permanently by Shlomo.
  • 16:38 And then later on even in the second temple when it's built,
  • 16:43 the menorah, this piece of furniture is idyllic.
  • 16:50 It's symbolic of the Jewish people up to this modern day.
  • 16:54 In fact, the insignia for the nation state of Israel is
  • 16:57 a menorah and there's beautiful depictions of it.
  • 17:00 One was fabricated and made, and it's right in front
  • 17:03 of the Knesset.
  • 17:05 There's another that was just retooled, by the way,
  • 17:07 by the Temple Institute that's right there by the Kotel.
  • 17:11 It's a symbol of Jewish presence in the sanctuary.
  • 17:15 In the biblical text, it is arguably a symbol of the tree
  • 17:21 of life, the tree of immortality.
  • 17:25 In the Jewish world, the Torah, the five books of Moses is
  • 17:29 referred to as the tree of life, but I think that may well be
  • 17:35 a mistake, though there is life that emanates from it.
  • 17:38 But the real secret to immortality is found,
  • 17:43 I believe--a rabbi once said, and I'm referring
  • 17:47 to the rabbi from Tarsus who wrote arguably
  • 17:51 his first letter in the Newer Testament,
  • 17:53 the Galatians text, he refers to the cross.
  • 17:56 He refers to Yeshua, he who hung on the tree.
  • 18:03 Now, that's some fruit that purchases immortality.
  • 18:08 He said that, "I am the resurrection and the life.
  • 18:11 He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."
  • 18:18 Coming to you from paradise, letting you know the secret to
  • 18:21 immortality is found by he who's depicted in the tree of life.
  • 18:29 Kirsten: I have been to Bible college, I have been in
  • 18:31 revivals, sat on the church pew since I was two weeks old, and I
  • 18:36 have to admit you just taught me something absolutely brand new.
  • 18:40 I never knew, never realized that menorah in the tabernacle
  • 18:45 and temple was a representation of the tree of life.
  • 18:49 Jeffrey: I didn't invent that.
  • 18:50 That's a Jewish perspective on it,
  • 18:52 and I think it's profoundly significant.
  • 18:54 Kirsten: No idea.
  • 18:55 David: We didn't know, growing up in the church.
  • 18:57 Jeffrey: I mean, I'm a professor kinda guy.
  • 18:59 Some people in the name of prophetic inspiration are coming
  • 19:01 up with new insights, but I just pulled the stuff
  • 19:03 that's been lost, particularly Jewish perspectives
  • 19:06 on the biblical narrative.
  • 19:08 Kirsten: And it's such a beautiful picture.
  • 19:09 Jeffrey: It really is.
  • 19:11 It's depicted--when people make their way to the Temple Mount in
  • 19:13 Israel today, they pass a plaza where the menorah is encased
  • 19:17 to remind people of a soon-coming temple.
  • 19:20 Kirsten: And speaking of that temple, we recently--
  • 19:23 last time we were in Israel, had an opportunity to meet
  • 19:27 with Yehuda Glick, who is a Knesset member.
  • 19:30 And we went with our friend, you know him, Chaim Malespin.
  • 19:33 He's been on the program for at least a couple of years now.
  • 19:36 And we had an opportunity to sit in the office.
  • 19:38 David: It was amazing.
  • 19:40 Kirsten: With Yehuda, Mr. Glick, and here's the interview.
  • 19:43 Hope you enjoy it.
  • 19:45 ♪♪♪
  • 19:50 Yehuda Glick: As you probably have heard,
  • 19:52 there's a very good bestseller.
  • 19:54 It's called the Bible. You may have heard of the book.
  • 19:56 It's a very much recommended to read it.
  • 19:59 And there are millions of people are the world who believe in it,
  • 20:02 hundreds of millions.
  • 20:04 And according to that book, which I happen to be one of
  • 20:06 those hundreds of millions, the Temple Mount is the holiest
  • 20:09 place in the world.
  • 20:11 It is the place where God rests his divine presence,
  • 20:14 not as a place to be hidden, but as a place to be the origin
  • 20:19 of energy to the world.
  • 20:21 It's a place where the house of prayer for all nations.
  • 20:24 It's the place where the Word coming from Jerusalem,
  • 20:29 from Zion, comes out of there.
  • 20:31 Chaim Malespin: Do you believe that the Temple Mount
  • 20:33 should be a house of prayer for all nations,
  • 20:35 including the Jewish people?
  • 20:36 Yehuda: It's not I believe, it's Prophet Isaiah said,
  • 20:39 "All nations."
  • 20:41 And if he says, "All nations," he includes everybody, whether
  • 20:43 they're from Korea, Indonesia, or Mexico, Brazil, Italy,
  • 20:48 or Luxembourg.
  • 20:50 They're all nations.
  • 20:51 God is one and he created all the nations.
  • 20:54 He created all mankind and he wants us all to be different and
  • 20:57 worship him together through the place where he chose to rest his
  • 21:01 divine presence, and that is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 21:04 Chaim: Christians are ever-growing in support for
  • 21:06 Israel, encouraged by Netanyahu, the Prime Minister.
  • 21:09 Is this good or dangerous?
  • 21:11 Yehuda: Look, we are living in biblical era.
  • 21:15 In the past, people would come to Israel, and visit, and see,
  • 21:19 and walk in the footsteps of the stories that took place
  • 21:21 in the Bible.
  • 21:23 Today, in the past century, we're walking in the footsteps
  • 21:25 of the words of the prophets coming out of the book
  • 21:27 and materializing.
  • 21:29 And the very establishment of the state of Israel is only--
  • 21:33 the only way you can explain it is a godly phenomenon.
  • 21:36 And the recognition of people from all over the world,
  • 21:39 including Christians, millions of Christians from all over
  • 21:41 the world, recognizing Israel is also an implementation
  • 21:46 of the words of the prophets.
  • 21:48 So yes, when Isaiah said that all the nations will be facing
  • 21:53 Jerusalem to receive the Word of God,
  • 21:55 he was including Christians from Texas and Oklahoma as well.
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  • 22:38 Kirsten: Jeff Seif has been teaching from Shiloh today,
  • 22:41 which is the site of the ancient tabernacle.
  • 22:44 It's an amazing site, actually one of our favorites
  • 22:46 to tour in Israel.
  • 22:48 Not every tour that goes to the holy land visits there,
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  • 22:59 And speaking of the land of Israel and touring it,
  • 23:03 when you're there you will experience the seven species
  • 23:07 found in Deuteronomy 8.
  • 23:09 Sarah Liberman has more on those.
  • 23:11 ♪♪♪
  • 23:21 Sarah Liberman: Shalom haverim.
  • 23:22 Welcome back to our series about the seven species,
  • 23:25 shivat haminim.
  • 23:27 We're here in the market in Haifa where Israelis
  • 23:29 are coming to buy their fresh fruit and produce
  • 23:32 as they prepare for Shabbat.
  • 23:34 Now today, we're going to talk about the vine.
  • 23:37 In Hebrew, the word for vine is "gephen," and the psalmist
  • 23:40 tells us that it symbolizes joy because it says that
  • 23:43 the fruit of the vine makes the people glad.
  • 23:47 Now, Yeshua said that he was the vine.
  • 23:49 In John chapter 15, verse 5, he says this,
  • 23:53 "I am the vine and you are the branches.
  • 23:56 If a man remains in me, and I in him, he will bear much fruit.
  • 24:01 Because apart from me you can do nothing."
  • 24:04 Well, this week I pray that as you contemplate this fruit of
  • 24:08 the vine, you will experience that blessing of the Lord,
  • 24:13 that as you abide in him, that as you think upon him,
  • 24:16 you will bear much fruit for his kingdom.
  • 24:19 Now, in Shabbat in Israel, we say a special blessing
  • 24:23 over the fruit of the vine.
  • 24:25 We say "Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
  • 24:29 borei p'ri hagafen."
  • 24:31 "Blessed are you, O Lord of the Universe, the Creator
  • 24:35 of the fruit of the vine, amen."
  • 24:38 ♪ I will hear a man today. ♪
  • 24:41 ♪ Wonder what he'll have to say. ♪
  • 24:45 ♪ Miracles happen in Galilee, ♪
  • 24:48 ♪ always to others but never to me. ♪
  • 24:54 ♪ I wonder if the teacher knows ♪
  • 24:57 ♪ how many will come to hear. ♪
  • 25:00 ♪ Will elders bring my fish and loaves, ♪
  • 25:04 ♪ not to stand 'round here, here. ♪
  • 25:10 ♪ Loaves and fishes, fish and loaves. ♪
  • 25:13 ♪ Not much fruit, but then who knows? ♪
  • 25:17 ♪ Miracles happen in Galilee, ♪
  • 25:20 ♪ always to others but never to me. ♪♪
  • 25:25 ♪♪♪
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  • 25:57 Kirsten: It has been a chock full program today.
  • 26:01 Sarah Liberman teaching us on the seven species,
  • 26:03 you teaching us.
  • 26:05 And I love you, I'm a huge fan, but I've got to say I think
  • 26:08 my favorite today was hearing Chaim's interview
  • 26:11 with Knesset member Yehuda Glick.
  • 26:13 David: Really amazing.
  • 26:15 Jeffrey: Listen, I don't mind playing second fiddle to him.
  • 26:18 The genius of this program isn't just that we bring
  • 26:20 Israel to people.
  • 26:22 We bring Israelis, and people have an opportunity to hear the
  • 26:26 good news of Israel through the primary actors in the drama.
  • 26:30 Kirsten: Yeah, and he, with his almost near-death
  • 26:34 experience, I remember in that office and maybe it was even off
  • 26:37 camera, said to us, "I know that God has a plan for my life."
  • 26:42 David: We felt his passion for Israelis,
  • 26:45 for believers, for tourists.
  • 26:48 Jeffrey: And listen to me, since you mentioned,
  • 26:50 people like him feel the passions of people like you
  • 26:54 and people like you.
  • 26:56 Thank you so much for your support
  • 26:59 for Zola Levitt Ministries.
  • 27:01 You love the Jews, you love the good news through
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  • 27:07 Kirsten: Thank you for your teaching today.
  • 27:08 There is much more to come next week.
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Episodes in this series

  1. Out of Eden
  2. Back to Eden
  3. Recreating Paradise
  4. Eden and Old Testament History
  5. Eden and New Testament Prophecy
  6. Eden and Israel
  7. Jesus and the Return to Eden
  8. Paradise Restored
  9. Bonus Interviews, Part 1
  10. Bonus Interviews, Part 2

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