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Episode: “Paradise Restored”
Adam and Eve started in the paradise of the Garden of Eden. Believers will spend eternity in an Eden-like paradise where the Divine presence is restored and Satan crushed. People’s choices now dictate where they will spend eternity.
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 David Hart: The journey for every believer will end in paradise. That's our topic today on
  • 00:07 "Zola Levitt Presents." ♪♪♪
  • 00:12 male announcer: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God
  • 00:15 for Israel is, that they might be saved.
  • 00:19 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
  • 00:22 for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
  • 00:25 that call upon him."
  • 00:27 "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:30 ♪♪♪
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  • 00:47 David: Shalom and thank you for joining us today
  • 00:49 on "Zola Levitt Presents."
  • 00:50 I'm David Hart. Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:52 Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:53 Kirsten: We are in our last teaching program
  • 00:55 for our brand-new series, "Return to Eden"
  • 00:58 with Dr. Jeffrey Seif, and it's less a geography
  • 01:02 lesson, this whole series,
  • 01:04 but more of a relationship story.
  • 01:05 Jeffrey: Yes, yes and no.
  • 01:07 I do think there's a correlation between national Israel where
  • 01:11 the state is and the temple was and where Eden was,
  • 01:16 but this isn't just about sticks and bricks.
  • 01:19 It's not just about plants, flora, and fauna.
  • 01:22 Obviously, to your point, yes, a restored relationship with God.
  • 01:27 It was broken in Eden and the fix it place is--
  • 01:32 was the temple, once upon a time.
  • 01:34 David: Restoration for all of us,
  • 01:36 for all of us watching today.
  • 01:38 Jeffrey: Yes, restoration is a very important motif, yeah.
  • 01:41 David: Right now, let's go on location
  • 01:43 for Dr. Seif's teaching.
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  • 01:59 Jeffrey: Water, it's referred to as "mayim" is Hebrew.
  • 02:05 Heaven is referred to in Hebrew as "shamayim."
  • 02:08 It's from the same word, based on a primitive understanding
  • 02:12 that there's a correlation between water and life,
  • 02:15 and heaven of course is the life.
  • 02:18 Well, in the book Revelation, John is speaking about this
  • 02:22 restored order, this new world.
  • 02:24 He mentioned it previously and we saw that
  • 02:27 in the previous program.
  • 02:28 And now if you look in Revelation, I want you to go
  • 02:33 to chapter 22.
  • 02:34 Therein, he says, "The angel showed me a river
  • 02:39 of the water of life."
  • 02:41 To start off, he says, "The angel showed me."
  • 02:43 There's a lot of angelic presentation
  • 02:46 in the book Revelation.
  • 02:48 The word "angel," from the Greek "angelos,"
  • 02:50 harks to the word "messenger," and similarly
  • 02:52 in Hebrew, "malach."
  • 02:54 The word for "angel" harks to the Ugaritic verb "lach,"
  • 02:58 which means "to send."
  • 02:59 Thus, a messenger.
  • 03:01 When we look in early Genesis, when we see paradise,
  • 03:05 there are the cherubim, these warring angelic types
  • 03:09 that are noted.
  • 03:10 We discussed them previously.
  • 03:12 Seraphim, a similar angelic messenger, appear later.
  • 03:17 And here again, angels are present and showing a river
  • 03:22 of the water of life here in the restored Eden.
  • 03:26 We're in paradise restored on earth.
  • 03:29 We're told that this river flows from the throne of God.
  • 03:34 This harks, by the way, to the Prophet Ezekiel, who in the 47th
  • 03:39 chapter saw from the Heikal, from the temple, from the Beit
  • 03:45 HaMikdash, from the holy house, a river flowed from it and
  • 03:49 watered and healed the earth.
  • 03:52 He predicted it here.
  • 03:54 It's not just water flowing from the throne of God,
  • 03:57 but from the throne on the Lamb.
  • 03:59 The Lamb of God, the sacrifice, Jesus, who is God incarnate
  • 04:06 manifest, if you will, the water flows from him and the Lamb.
  • 04:12 We're told as we read on that the water flows.
  • 04:16 "On either side of the river was a tree of life."
  • 04:20 Here again, we're picking up on a paradise motif from Bereshit,
  • 04:25 from Genesis, and similarly here in paradise restored.
  • 04:29 And we're told, by the way, when we get to verse 5,
  • 04:32 and I'm interested in this 'cause we're told that,
  • 04:34 "Night will be no more, and people will have
  • 04:37 no need for lamplight or sunlight."
  • 04:39 And I can tell you right now, with the sun shining in my eyes,
  • 04:43 I kinda look forward to the day when I don't need sunlight.
  • 04:45 And the reason is here because,
  • 04:48 "The Lord himself will shine on them.
  • 04:52 And they will reign forever and ever!"
  • 04:55 Again, a beautiful picture of paradise restored.
  • 04:58 It harks back to Genesis.
  • 05:01 The question is, and I wanna just put the landing gear down
  • 05:04 on this segment by raising it, who's going to be there with me?
  • 05:10 Paradise is opened up.
  • 05:12 In Genesis, it was closed up with a cherubim, the angel,
  • 05:15 making sure no one came back in.
  • 05:18 What's interesting, by the way, in the Genesis text,
  • 05:22 they left from the east.
  • 05:24 And in the tabernacle itself, there was only one entrance
  • 05:27 and exit from the east.
  • 05:28 In this new Jerusalem, there's entrances and exits all over the
  • 05:31 place and it's open to everyone, as we saw previously noted
  • 05:36 as that the nations are there, individuals
  • 05:39 of non-Jewish extract.
  • 05:41 You know, God's grace wasn't just to extend to Jewish people.
  • 05:46 As noted previously, the plan was, as the Lord was bringing
  • 05:50 Abraham back from the east, back to paradise restored,
  • 05:55 back to the promised land, he said, "Listen,
  • 05:58 in you all the nations of the earth will be blessed."
  • 06:03 It was never supposed to be a me thing,
  • 06:05 it was supposed to be a we thing.
  • 06:07 It's not a Jew thing, it's a you thing.
  • 06:09 It was to be all-inclusive.
  • 06:11 And here, John is very explicit about it, that the light shines
  • 06:17 on them, and that is everyone, very, very inclusive.
  • 06:22 The question is, are you gonna be there
  • 06:24 and is that light gonna shine on you?
  • 06:28 I want you to make sure you get your ticket it advance.
  • 06:30 You might recall in the Johannine Gospel,
  • 06:33 the 8th chapter, the 12th verse, Yeshua said,
  • 06:37 "I am the light of the world."
  • 06:42 And he doesn't wanna just be the light of the world in general.
  • 06:47 If you'll permit, he wants to be the light
  • 06:51 in your world in particular.
  • 06:54 Elsewhere, the Prophet Isaiah talks about how people
  • 06:57 grope around in darkness.
  • 06:59 Their souls are just dry, they're parched.
  • 07:04 Here, I'm coming from a stream in paradise, if you will.
  • 07:07 Well, not the paradise, but a paradise.
  • 07:11 A paradise is an enclosed garden, and one day there
  • 07:14 will be the paradise to come, the new world to come,
  • 07:17 and may you be there with me.
  • 07:20 And the way to get in there with me is by turning your attention
  • 07:24 to the light of the world.
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  • 07:40 Jeffrey: We're not just near the end of the series,
  • 07:43 we're right up against the end of the Bible.
  • 07:47 Fascinating it is when Scripture tells us about the restoration
  • 07:52 of Eden at the ragged edge of human history.
  • 07:55 Now, as we're putting the landing gear down, arguably it's
  • 08:01 not a time to introduce something new,
  • 08:04 much as it is to kind of wrap up things that have
  • 08:07 already been said, but I'll save that for my next segment.
  • 08:09 There is one thing that I wanna put on the table.
  • 08:12 We look in Revelation chapter 22, and in verse 3,
  • 08:17 John tells us--well, the Lord tells us through John
  • 08:20 that in this restored Eden there will no longer be a curse.
  • 08:27 Interesting word, from an Acadian origin.
  • 08:32 Well, never mind the Acadian origin and language,
  • 08:34 just in the biblical narrative, you go back to early Genesis
  • 08:38 and a curse was placed.
  • 08:41 The ground, and circumstance, and life,
  • 08:45 something dreadful happened.
  • 08:47 And you know, even people that walk with the Lord today,
  • 08:49 we realize that not all is well in the world.
  • 08:52 It's kinda--I liken it to an astronaut.
  • 08:55 You know, we're on the moon.
  • 08:57 It's an alien environment.
  • 08:59 We need help to be sustained in it.
  • 09:01 And that's true, by the way, for God's people today.
  • 09:03 We need some help because the environment itself.
  • 09:06 Paul, Rabbi Paul, says the days are evil and that we
  • 09:10 should walk circumspectly.
  • 09:12 There's a problem. Things are cursed.
  • 09:15 That's the bad news.
  • 09:17 The good news, however, is that it is lifted.
  • 09:19 We're told, "The throne of God and the Lamb will be
  • 09:23 in the city," the new Jerusalem.
  • 09:25 And by the way, that harks back to a tabernacle picture.
  • 09:29 There's the mercy seat, the throne of God,
  • 09:32 and the Lamb's blood was sprinkled upon it.
  • 09:35 Well, here, there's a-- the Lamb is there
  • 09:39 and the throne is there.
  • 09:40 It's interesting, but it's what comes afterward
  • 09:43 that I want to alight upon.
  • 09:46 With the banishment of the curse, we're told here
  • 09:49 that his servants--actually, the word "servant"
  • 09:51 has lesser force than I'd like.
  • 09:55 It's the Greek word "dulos" for slaves.
  • 09:58 It's interesting, by the way, that God's people,
  • 10:02 his followers, were referred to as his slaves.
  • 10:05 I mean, that can be somewhat disorienting, but it really
  • 10:07 speaks to a kind of devotion.
  • 10:10 You know, and not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord,"
  • 10:12 is going to enter the kingdom, because not everyone who says,
  • 10:14 "Lord, Lord," really is his servant.
  • 10:17 A lot of us, sad to say, are serving our own business
  • 10:20 but walking around carrying the name "Christian."
  • 10:22 Well, that stuff will get sorted out.
  • 10:24 Here, there's a restored world, we're told,
  • 10:27 and there his servants, his slaves, will serve him.
  • 10:34 Better it is, it seems to me, that we not wait til then.
  • 10:37 In fact, if we're planning on waiting til then,
  • 10:39 it's not gonna work out.
  • 10:40 We're told here his servants shall serve him.
  • 10:43 Now, the word "serve" is an interesting word, by the way.
  • 10:47 To throw Greek at you, it sounds impressive, like I'm trying
  • 10:49 to impress you that I got something, but it's worth kinda
  • 10:53 drilling down to the original.
  • 10:54 The word "latreuo," it's referred to here as serving him,
  • 10:59 but it really comes from a word that speaks
  • 11:01 of adoration or worship.
  • 11:05 People talk about worshiping the Lord.
  • 11:07 It's not just singing "Amazing Grace" in heaven
  • 11:10 over and over and over again.
  • 11:12 That is, we worship him.
  • 11:14 The word "worship" comes from a ship of worth,
  • 11:17 that is to say, to ascribe worth to something.
  • 11:20 And so it will be at the ragged edge of time, as history
  • 11:25 runs its course from Genesis to Revelation.
  • 11:28 Bad news in the beginning, good news at the end.
  • 11:31 And isn't that the gospel?
  • 11:33 It's good news for modern man.
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  • 12:46 Jeffrey: In a minute, you're gonna be seeing me coming to
  • 12:49 your from Israel, but now coming to you from the studio,
  • 12:52 I wanna ask you to help us to keep on coming.
  • 12:56 The thing that I like least about ministry is to ask people
  • 13:00 to support ministry financially, but if I don't do it, I ought to
  • 13:04 be sued for malpractice because that's just one of the tasks
  • 13:08 that go along with the calling.
  • 13:10 If there's something in your heart,
  • 13:13 if this resonates with you, help us to keep on going.
  • 13:17 We're finishing up one series now.
  • 13:20 There's more in this old heart that I wanna share,
  • 13:22 and if you care, help us get the story out.
  • 13:25 I wanna thank you in advance.
  • 13:27 And now, off to the Mount of Olives.
  • 13:30 ♪♪♪
  • 13:38 Jeffrey: Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • 13:40 It is such an honor to be able to be here
  • 13:43 and open up the Bible and tell you this story, "Back to Eden,"
  • 13:50 and what a story it is.
  • 13:52 It's a journey.
  • 13:53 We've gone on a journey through the biblical text, and as I walk
  • 13:55 along this path here on the Mount of Olives, I'm reminded
  • 13:59 of the fact that, in the Jewish world, the religious walk
  • 14:03 is considered a journey.
  • 14:04 It's called Halakha, which comes from the Hebrew verb "halakh,"
  • 14:08 which means to walk.
  • 14:10 In the Newer Testament as well, Jesus gives voice to the fact
  • 14:14 that the journey is a narrow journey
  • 14:16 and we're beckoned to walk it.
  • 14:18 And I know that you're queuing into religious television to
  • 14:22 learn a little more, to get a look at the book,
  • 14:25 speaks to your own interests in walking that journey,
  • 14:29 and it's an honor to be able to walk it with you.
  • 14:32 Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • 14:34 Pastors get a pulpit to speak from,
  • 14:37 but your grace is to give me Israel.
  • 14:40 The Bible itself is so much about Israel, and I trust that
  • 14:44 you know that, that it begins in Eden.
  • 14:48 And I hope you see clearly that Eden, in effect, is Israel,
  • 14:52 where God was present.
  • 14:54 He withdrew his presence and then he brought his presence
  • 14:59 back there in the tabernacle and the temple, and then finally
  • 15:02 and fully in Revelation, his presence there with his people,
  • 15:07 when tears are wiped away from the eyes.
  • 15:09 It's such a story and we've really done it together
  • 15:12 cover to cover.
  • 15:14 I think that the engagement with the text helps me to see,
  • 15:20 and I hope it helps you as well to see divine design.
  • 15:26 The Bible can be construed as just a variety of stories, but
  • 15:30 this series endeavors to stitch it together, and I hope it
  • 15:35 brings some kind of strength to your own walk,
  • 15:38 a kind of cohesiveness.
  • 15:41 As I bring it to a close, I wanna alight upon
  • 15:45 one text in particular.
  • 15:47 It's not as much a closure of the entire series, but it's
  • 15:52 something that is opened up at the beginning in Genesis
  • 15:55 and I want you to look at that biblical text with me.
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  • 16:05 Jeffrey: Scholars call it the Protevangelium.
  • 16:09 It's a verse in early Genesis that just speaks so directly and
  • 16:14 forcefully of something special to come, and that is the cross.
  • 16:21 We're told in chapter 3, verse 15--well, the serpent is told,
  • 16:26 "I will put animosity between you and the woman."
  • 16:31 He had just gotten the better of her and Adam.
  • 16:34 He says, "But I will put tension, or enmity,
  • 16:36 or animosity between you and the woman--
  • 16:39 between your seed, serpent, and her seed.
  • 16:43 He will crush your head, and you will crush his heel."
  • 16:51 Let me tell you why I think that's so fascinating.
  • 16:55 Behind me, the Temple Mount, there's an eastern gate,
  • 16:58 and people used to bring their sacrifices right to the eastern
  • 17:03 portion of the temple, and the priests would take it
  • 17:07 from there and they would take it in.
  • 17:10 The temple really doesn't stand any longer.
  • 17:13 That is sealed up, as you can tell.
  • 17:16 Here, there's a promise of a sacrifice to come.
  • 17:20 It's interesting that it's told in a garden.
  • 17:23 It's interesting that Jesus prayed in a garden.
  • 17:26 It's interesting that he was buried in a garden,
  • 17:29 according to the gospel tomb.
  • 17:31 In this garden, the devil is told, "Listen, one day this
  • 17:39 person to come is gonna smash you in the head,"
  • 17:43 and Satan was defeated at the cross.
  • 17:48 Now, in so many ways, Satan is alive today.
  • 17:52 Revelation speaks of a time where there's the eventual
  • 17:55 triumph of God in human history.
  • 17:58 Before that time comes, and the moment is now when you can make
  • 18:02 a decision to accept the sacrifice of God's Son and get
  • 18:06 a new slate and a new beginning, and you can make
  • 18:10 your journey back to Eden.
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  • 18:27 Kirsten: The good news is that the devil's
  • 18:29 ultimate defeat is assured.
  • 18:31 That should give us hope today.
  • 18:32 David: Amen.
  • 18:34 Jeffrey: Yes it does, and his defeat is starting now.
  • 18:37 It's great to see the gospel making inroads into the hearts
  • 18:39 of Christian people that love the Lord and love the Jews
  • 18:43 and Jewish people that are starting to love the Christians.
  • 18:45 Now, here's a bridge-builder, the honorable Yehuda Glick,
  • 18:51 a member of Israel's parliament is going to share.
  • 18:54 He's interviewed by our friend and associate Chaim Malespin.
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  • 19:05 Yehuda Glick: You know, many of the people in the audience
  • 19:06 are people who pray for Israel and support Israel.
  • 19:08 There's my--take advantage of this opportunity to thank every
  • 19:12 one of them and tell you how meaningful it is and how
  • 19:14 significant it is, your prayers and your support for Israel.
  • 19:17 But you can come to Israel also.
  • 19:20 Come to Israel also. Come visit Israel.
  • 19:22 When you come to Israel, the peak of it all
  • 19:24 is the Temple Mount.
  • 19:26 And you come here, visit the Temple Mount, and you'll really
  • 19:30 see that you'll become a new and a different person who you're
  • 19:32 connected to the place where God's divine presence rests.
  • 19:36 Chaim Malespin: I feel many tour guides here in Israel don't
  • 19:38 express to Christian groups that visit the importance of the
  • 19:41 Temple Mount in Yeshua's ministry, such as when he says,
  • 19:43 "I am the water of life."
  • 19:45 Yehuda: It's interesting.
  • 19:47 When--in the past, when people were speaking the Muslim
  • 19:49 propaganda against Israel, were speaking about the Temple Mount,
  • 19:53 "There was never a temple there."
  • 19:55 And then one of the times, Arafat said that
  • 19:58 to Bill Clinton, the President of the United States,
  • 20:00 and he said, "Are you crazy?
  • 20:01 If there was no temple, there was no Christianity,
  • 20:04 because Christianity also begins when Jesus is
  • 20:06 on the Temple Mount and saying to those moneychangers,
  • 20:09 'Guys, you are here desecrating the Temple Mount.'"
  • 20:14 So, when King David purchased the place and named it the
  • 20:17 capital of God in the world, and his son Solomon builds
  • 20:21 the temple there, and the first temple is there,
  • 20:24 the second temple is there.
  • 20:26 Zerubabel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Herod, building
  • 20:30 that beautiful temple there, all there on the Temple Mount.
  • 20:34 So, it's the eyeball, the heart of the universe.
  • 20:39 ♪♪♪
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  • 21:14 Kirsten: This ministry takes two tours a year to Israel,
  • 21:18 and there's so many favorite things and places that we go.
  • 21:21 What's one of your favorites?
  • 21:23 David: Oh, boy, you would ask that.
  • 21:24 There's so many.
  • 21:25 People ask us at home, "What's your favorite?"
  • 21:27 and I came to the conclusion that one of my favorites is
  • 21:30 watching our tours, we call them pilgrims, as they get off
  • 21:34 the bus each day and they walk where Jesus walked.
  • 21:38 We love to watch their faces just light up, and people cry,
  • 21:42 they weep, because they're standing where Jesus taught,
  • 21:45 and healed, and all of that.
  • 21:46 We would love for you to join us on a Levitt tour,
  • 21:49 Zola Levitt tour.
  • 21:50 You can find all the information on our website.
  • 21:53 Right now, let's go to Sarah Liberman
  • 21:55 as she teaches on the seven species.
  • 21:58 ♪♪♪
  • 22:08 Sarah Liberman: Shalom haverim.
  • 22:09 Welcome back to our series on the seven species, the fruit of
  • 22:13 blessing that God gave to the people of Israel
  • 22:15 as they entered into the promised land.
  • 22:18 Today we're talking about wheat.
  • 22:20 The word for wheat in Hebrew is "chittah,"
  • 22:23 and we use wheat to make bread.
  • 22:25 The word for bread in Hebrew is "lechem."
  • 22:28 Now, Yeshua was born in Bet Lechem,
  • 22:31 the House of Bread.
  • 22:33 And when the disciples ask him, "How do we pray?"
  • 22:35 he teaches them to pray, "Give us today our daily bread,"
  • 22:39 symbolizing that bread is not just for our physical
  • 22:42 sustenance, but also spiritually as well.
  • 22:45 Now, there was also the table of shewbread in the tabernacle,
  • 22:49 and the bread there symbolized the promise of provision of God
  • 22:53 for the people of Israel.
  • 22:54 So, this week as you contemplate the provision of the Lord,
  • 22:58 I pray you would not just be physically sustained
  • 23:01 but spiritually sustained as well.
  • 23:04 ♪♪♪
  • 23:15 ♪♪♪
  • 23:19 ♪ Jerusalem, my home ♪
  • 23:24 ♪ Jerusalem, my home ♪
  • 23:29 ♪ A thousand years, a thousand years ♪
  • 23:34 ♪ Jerusalem, my home ♪
  • 23:38 ♪ For he and he alone will come to rule his own ♪
  • 23:48 ♪ A thousand years, a thousand years ♪
  • 23:53 ♪ He'll come to rule his own ♪
  • 23:58 ♪ The King will come to dwell ♪
  • 24:02 ♪ Hamelech Israel ♪
  • 24:07 ♪ A thousand years, a thousand years ♪
  • 24:12 ♪ Hamelech Israel ♪
  • 24:18 ♪ Yerushalayim, I will come at last ♪
  • 24:22 ♪ And when a thousand years have finally passed ♪
  • 24:26 ♪ I will see the new Jerusalem descending ♪
  • 24:30 ♪ I will be there for the grand and glorious sending ♪
  • 24:34 ♪ Out of heaven I will see a city come ♪
  • 24:37 ♪ and I will live forever in Jerusalem ♪
  • 24:44 ♪ And then Jerusalem, you'll sing baruch hashem ♪
  • 24:53 ♪ A thousand years, a thousand years ♪
  • 24:58 ♪ You'll sing baruch hashem ♪
  • 25:03 ♪ Your King who came before, your King forevermore ♪
  • 25:12 ♪ A thousand years, a thousand years ♪
  • 25:17 ♪ Your king forevermore ♪♪
  • 25:27 ♪♪♪
  • 25:32 ♪♪♪
  • 25:38 Kirsten: Jeff, you have been teaching us for eight weeks
  • 25:41 on the "Return to Eden" theme, which has been wonderful.
  • 25:44 If the viewers only remember one thing, what's the main takeaway
  • 25:49 you want them to have from this series?
  • 25:51 Jeffrey: Well, I'll tell you what it is,
  • 25:52 first by speaking about a problem.
  • 25:54 People wonder today--I'm asked do I think the biggest problem
  • 25:58 is with financial improprieties with ministries?
  • 26:01 I say no.
  • 26:02 Sexual improprieties with ministers?
  • 26:04 I say no.
  • 26:06 Those indeed are problems.
  • 26:07 I think the biggest problem is boredom.
  • 26:09 That is to say, there's nothing new.
  • 26:11 It's just rehashing the old.
  • 26:14 I don't think all the stories have been told.
  • 26:16 I don't think all the songs have been sung.
  • 26:18 And it's a Zola Levitt tradition to go to the cutting edge
  • 26:23 and take a look at the book through Jewish eyes.
  • 26:25 And I hope individuals will cultivate more
  • 26:28 of an appreciation for that.
  • 26:30 Kirsten: That's good.
  • 26:32 David: I would say too that if you've missed any of these
  • 26:34 past programs on the series, you can always go back
  • 26:37 and view those on levitt.com, right.
  • 26:41 Kirsten: And look at all the videos.
  • 26:43 We're on YouTube. We're on social media.
  • 26:45 Get this message into your system.
  • 26:49 Digest it. Watch it again.
  • 26:51 Share it with people.
  • 26:53 The DVD series is available also if you wanna just sit, rewind,
  • 26:57 and fast-forward, and look through, and really soak in
  • 27:00 all the teaching that you brought us.
  • 27:02 And we're so appreciative for what you've done.
  • 27:04 David: It's been a great series.
  • 27:06 Kirsten: Join us next week. We'll be back.
  • 27:09 Jeffrey: You're in our heart. We hope that we're in yours.
  • 27:12 As you go, Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:16 Kirsten: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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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

Guest organizations and links

Zola Levitt Presents
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Podcasts