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Episode: “Isaiah”
We, like sheep, have gone astray. He was despised; by His stripes we are healed, and He will proclaim the good news to the captives… The most quoted prophet of the Old Testament, Isaiah’s writings have pointed and continue to point many to deliverance found only in the Messiah.
Series: “Divine Deliverance”
from Avraham to Yeshua
In this series, we examine how the Lord offered a message of deliverance through twelve of the most significant Bible characters, beginning with the faithful Abraham and culminating with the Messiah Himself. Dr. Jeffrey Seif teaches from location and then discusses the meaning and application with David and Kirsten Hart. Beautiful dramatic reenactments from past series are presented along with music written by Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for Divine Deliverance: “Isaiah” (8/12)

  • 00:01 Jeffrey Seif: I was walking down the street one day
  • 00:03 and a guy showed me the prophet Isaiah in the Bible.
  • 00:07 The rest is history.
  • 00:09 Transformed my life and now we're looking at divine
  • 00:12 deliverance in general and Isaiah in particular.
  • 00:17 ♪♪♪
  • 00:22 male announcer: From the beginning, our Creator revealed
  • 00:26 his will to the common man.
  • 00:28 Individuals listened to his call and responded in obedience.
  • 00:34 From the first Hebrew Avraham to the culmination of salvation
  • 00:38 in Messiah himself, the Lord faithfully intervenes
  • 00:43 with his divine deliverance.
  • 00:47 ♪♪♪
  • 00:55 David Hart: We're so glad you've joined us today
  • 00:56 on "Zola Levitt Presents" I'm David Hart.
  • 00:58 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:59 Jeffrey: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:01 Kirsten: We are in our series, "Divine Deliverance,"
  • 01:02 and today is all about the prophet Isaiah.
  • 01:05 I grew up in a musical home.
  • 01:06 My parents were ministers of music.
  • 01:08 We sang the Messiah every single year so we know his words
  • 01:12 but we don't know a lot about the man Isaiah himself.
  • 01:17 If I'm not wrong, he foretold about Messiah
  • 01:20 more than any other prophet in the Old Testament?
  • 01:22 Jeffrey: Yes, he's not only a major prophet in song;
  • 01:25 he's, like, major quoted in the New Testament.
  • 01:29 It's worth having a look at the book and learning about Isaiah.
  • 01:32 Kirsten: Good, we'll do that today.
  • 01:33 David: Right now, let's go to our dramatic reenactment and
  • 01:35 hear more about Isaiah's fantastic story.
  • 01:40 male: He is despised and rejected of men, wounded for our
  • 01:46 transgressions and bruised for our iniquities.
  • 01:52 He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.
  • 01:57 Written 700 years before Christ, Isaiah knew
  • 02:01 that this prophetic Scripture would one day be fulfilled
  • 02:04 in the Lamb of God, Jesus.
  • 02:11 Jeffrey: New Testament authors got a lot of utility
  • 02:14 out of the prophet Isaiah.
  • 02:17 He is the most quoted of all the Older Testament prophets
  • 02:21 in the Newer Testament.
  • 02:23 Speaking of Isaiah and utility, more Jewish people have come to
  • 02:27 believe in Jesus through a reading of Isaiah 53 than any
  • 02:31 other passage because it's so explicit in connecting the dots
  • 02:36 between salvation as it's depicted in the Older Testament
  • 02:41 and fulfilled in the Newer.
  • 02:44 Isaiah's very popular among some but not all.
  • 02:49 In fact, in his own day and time,
  • 02:52 Isaiah was killed by Manasseh, an Israelite king.
  • 02:56 He didn't like him. He cut him in two.
  • 02:59 The author of Hebrews says in his Hall of Fame chapter,
  • 03:04 you know, the greats in the 11th chapter of Hebrews,
  • 03:07 he speaks of some who were, quote, "sawn in two."
  • 03:11 That's a reference to Isaiah.
  • 03:13 They didn't saw him in two this way; they started down here
  • 03:16 and sawed him in two that way.
  • 03:18 And they've been sawing Isaiah in two ever since.
  • 03:21 You know, some people think there wasn't an Isaiah,
  • 03:23 there's two or three Isaiahs; that the book that we look at
  • 03:26 and call Isaiah is a composite of a few writers.
  • 03:30 Well, my purpose here isn't to get into that as much as it is
  • 03:35 to look to the particulars of the writing itself.
  • 03:39 I want you to fasten your seatbelt because when we take a
  • 03:42 look at this book, we're going into the very guts
  • 03:45 of deliverance as it is told and foretold in the Hebrew Bible
  • 03:51 and fulfilled in the New.
  • 03:53 I want you to take a look with me with an open heart,
  • 03:56 with an open mind, and see what you find.
  • 03:59 You might find a gateway to heaven,
  • 04:02 a passageway to a brand new life.
  • 04:08 male: "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of
  • 04:11 sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our
  • 04:15 faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
  • 04:19 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we
  • 04:23 did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
  • 04:27 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised
  • 04:30 for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace
  • 04:33 was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • 04:39 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one
  • 04:43 to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him
  • 04:46 the iniquity of us all.
  • 04:48 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his
  • 04:53 mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep
  • 04:57 before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
  • 05:02 He was numbered with the transgressors;
  • 05:04 and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession
  • 05:07 for the transgressors."
  • 05:14 Jeffrey: This is an English Bible.
  • 05:17 It was written first in Hebrew and when Isaiah wrote this,
  • 05:23 that is the Hebrew text, that's just a facsimile of it, he said,
  • 05:26 [speaking foreign language]
  • 05:30 translated in 53:6: "We all like sheep have gone astray."
  • 05:38 And to my way of thinking, in those words,
  • 05:42 just three in the Hebrew, in those words,
  • 05:45 it kinda says it all.
  • 05:49 People see that waywardness in dealing with others
  • 05:52 in the webs of relationships.
  • 05:55 People see that wayward proclivity, that tendency, just
  • 06:00 when they open up and read the Bible, the very first pages,
  • 06:03 for the very first time.
  • 06:06 There's a verse in Job, it says that "man tends toward evil
  • 06:11 like the sparks fly upward."
  • 06:13 There's just this proclivity, this inclination.
  • 06:17 Not that I should joke about it, but I think of the Lord's Prayer
  • 06:20 saying--when they said, "How should we pray?"
  • 06:23 He said, "Pray like this," you know, "Our Father," et cetera,
  • 06:26 "lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,"
  • 06:30 or from the evil one.
  • 06:31 Relative to the phrase, "Lead us not into temptation,"
  • 06:34 I've often said, "Yeah, for that we don't need leadership;
  • 06:38 we can find it all by ourselves."
  • 06:42 The question is can we find some help for the inner world
  • 06:47 that tends to go bad?
  • 06:49 This author says so and his name says it all.
  • 06:54 In fact, Isaiah, as we know him as, wasn't even employed until
  • 06:59 the protestant reformation and that began--the historic date
  • 07:03 is October 31, 1517.
  • 07:06 His name, Yasha, in Hebrew means to save.
  • 07:11 And Yasha Yahuah or Isaiah really means,
  • 07:16 in effect, God saves.
  • 07:19 The question isn't whether he does it;
  • 07:22 the question is how does he do it?
  • 07:25 Now, in this series and we've just kind of passed midway,
  • 07:29 we've looked at deliverance in the literature.
  • 07:34 Here, right around the middle of it, there's a wonderful
  • 07:38 unpacking of the particulars of it, that is, the ultimate
  • 07:42 deliverance in the person of the ultimate Deliverer.
  • 07:48 What does he do with the problem of "All we like sheep
  • 07:52 have gone astray"?
  • 07:53 Listen, I can unpack human waywardness.
  • 07:56 I don't think it needs a lot of telling.
  • 07:59 I can do that just 'cause I've lived for 63 years, I can do it
  • 08:02 because I have 20 years in a police uniform with all that.
  • 08:05 Believe me, I've seen it.
  • 08:07 But I don't need to tell you about it
  • 08:08 because you've seen it too.
  • 08:10 The question is, is there a way to turn the ship around?
  • 08:16 Is there deliverance?
  • 08:17 And the answer is yes.
  • 08:21 It says in Isaiah chapter 52, verse 13
  • 08:26 speaks about this servant who's coming.
  • 08:29 In chapter 53, verse 1, he says,
  • 08:31 "And ain't no one gonna believe this."
  • 08:34 In fact, we're told--there's a question that's asked
  • 08:37 rhetorically, "Who's gonna believe this report?
  • 08:39 And to whom will the arm of the Lord, the strength of the Lord,
  • 08:43 be revealed?"
  • 08:45 Goes on to talk in a very singular form,
  • 08:50 "For he," third person masculine singular, he.
  • 08:55 "He grew up.
  • 08:58 He had no form of comeliness, no majesty that we should
  • 09:01 look at him, no beauty that we should desire him."
  • 09:06 There's the depiction here of God's servant,
  • 09:08 the ultimate deliverer.
  • 09:10 We're told as well, and the author gets very explicit,
  • 09:14 that "he was despised and rejected by men.
  • 09:19 That he was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."
  • 09:23 Now, I'll tell you, at 63 years of living I have been acquainted
  • 09:26 with more than one sorrow and some grief.
  • 09:29 If you spend any time on this planet, you know,
  • 09:31 if you lift your shirt up
  • 09:33 there's lots of wound marks there.
  • 09:35 And that's for men and women alike.
  • 09:37 You just don't go through living experience unscathed.
  • 09:40 Now, we have sorrows, but it's not quite like this.
  • 09:44 This person that's described particularly is a man that's
  • 09:48 characterized by sorrows and grief and rejection, he goes on
  • 09:52 to note, "one from whom people hide their faces."
  • 09:58 There's a kind of disengagement from him,
  • 10:02 folk wanting to know nothing about him.
  • 10:05 And even church folk, you know, there's 168 hours in a week, it
  • 10:08 seems at best we can handle 2 hours of being engaged by Jesus
  • 10:12 and then we're kind of going down the road of life.
  • 10:14 Well, I think it's best to open up the Bible, not just on--when
  • 10:17 we go to a worship service but to make it a habit.
  • 10:21 We're told this deliverer, the servant of the Lord,
  • 10:24 is eschewed, he's pushed to the margins.
  • 10:28 We're told that "he was despised," again,
  • 10:31 "and we didn't esteem him."
  • 10:33 That is, he's lowly esteemed.
  • 10:35 Certainly in his day and time, he wasn't particularly
  • 10:39 respected, and that's particularly noteworthy in the
  • 10:42 way he was graphically decimated before his death.
  • 10:46 We're told in verse 4, however, that with all that,
  • 10:49 that this person "has borne our griefs and that he has
  • 10:54 carried our sorrows, our pains.
  • 10:58 And that we esteemed him stricken by God, and afflicted."
  • 11:03 Now, it's interesting, the notion that Jesus died
  • 11:08 for our sins.
  • 11:10 Sounds so very Christian. Jesus died for our sins.
  • 11:14 Jews can say, "Hocus pocus, I don't buy that.
  • 11:16 I'm Jewish."
  • 11:17 The description of the ultimate deliverer here,
  • 11:20 it says that he was "stricken for our transgressions.
  • 11:24 He was pierced because of our transgressions," specifically,
  • 11:28 "crushed for our iniquities."
  • 11:31 Now, the Christian expression that he died for your sins
  • 11:36 isn't really a Christian expression.
  • 11:41 At the outset, I'd noted that this text gets a lot of utility
  • 11:46 in modernity amongst Jewish women and men, folk like me
  • 11:50 who initially were predisposed to look at the Jesus story
  • 11:53 as a Gentile story, but this gives pause.
  • 11:56 We go, "Wait a minute.
  • 11:59 Who is this person that's being described?
  • 12:03 Could it really be that Jesus is the Messiah?
  • 12:09 Can it really be that he's the solution?"
  • 12:13 Because the prophet goes on to say in verse 5:
  • 12:17 "The chastisement for our shalom, for our peace,
  • 12:20 was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
  • 12:28 announcer: Our offer on this program,
  • 12:30 our eight-part "Isaiah" series on two DVDs.
  • 12:34 The prophetic words of Isaiah unfold in dramatic fashion
  • 12:37 as we chronicle their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus,
  • 12:40 the Messiah, his rejection, condemnation, death,
  • 12:44 and resurrection, all foretold hundreds of years
  • 12:47 before the Lord's ministry on earth.
  • 12:49 A great witnessing tool.
  • 12:51 This series is certain to enlighten those
  • 12:54 who are searching for more about God's prophetic Word.
  • 12:57 The gospel according to Isaiah with Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 13:02 announcer: Our Creator chose certain places on the planet
  • 13:05 to reveal himself and his message of redemption to us.
  • 13:10 Mount Sinai, Moriah, Olives, the Mount of Beatitudes, as well as
  • 13:14 various seas, rivers, and deserts, these were the places.
  • 13:19 Some are now only ruins yet they continue
  • 13:22 to tell of the Lord's faithfulness and love.
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  • 13:31 This week, the book, "Heaven and Earth:
  • 13:34 Landmarks of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation."
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  • 13:57 Andrea Davis: Hello, my name is Andrea Davis and I've been
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  • 14:52 Now, let's go back to the words of Isaiah and more teaching
  • 14:56 from Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 14:59 male: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord
  • 15:03 hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath
  • 15:07 sent me to bind up the broken one, to proclaim liberty to the
  • 15:11 captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
  • 15:16 to give unto them beauty for ashes, the garment of praise
  • 15:20 for the spirit of heaviness."
  • 15:25 Jeffrey: "All we like sheep have gone astray."
  • 15:29 So I'd said previously, I don't need to talk
  • 15:31 about that in great measure.
  • 15:32 We know what that is.
  • 15:37 What we don't know is how to get out of it.
  • 15:41 People know how to get bound up and jammed up and they find
  • 15:45 themselves pinned by sin and circumstance and the
  • 15:50 million-dollar question is, "Is there a way to fix this?"
  • 15:55 Well, Isaiah spoke about a deliverer who came.
  • 16:00 He was despised and rejected and he facilitates a great healing.
  • 16:05 He goes on to say, then, that "we like sheep have gone astray;
  • 16:08 and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all."
  • 16:11 In Isaiah 61, there's another story,
  • 16:14 one that's worth having a look at.
  • 16:17 What a great story it is.
  • 16:20 Isaiah chapter 61, verse 1: "The Ruach of Adonai Elohim
  • 16:25 is upon me, the Spirit of the Lord God is on me."
  • 16:28 And even there, when Jews hear about the Spirit,
  • 16:30 "Well, that's just Trinitarian Catholic stuff, you know,
  • 16:33 the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
  • 16:35 Well, that's just Pentecostal talk."
  • 16:38 The Spirit is in the Hebrew Bible.
  • 16:41 It starts off, the first breath in Genesis, "The Ruach Elohim
  • 16:45 [speaking foreign language]
  • 16:47 the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters
  • 16:51 to deliver from chaos and darkness."
  • 16:54 Well, here, the Spirit is employed on me a personality
  • 17:01 because, according to the text, "Adonai has anointed me,"
  • 17:07 to do what?
  • 17:09 "To proclaim the good news."
  • 17:14 "Oh, those Christians talk about good news.
  • 17:15 That's Christian talk."
  • 17:17 The word "gospel," by the way, comes from good news.
  • 17:19 "Oh, that's just Christian talk,
  • 17:21 that's Jesus talk, we're Jewish."
  • 17:23 The anointed one proclaims.
  • 17:25 The word in Hebrew is basea here.
  • 17:29 In fact, Jews in Hebrew refer to the New Testament
  • 17:31 as the besorah, that is to say, it's the good news.
  • 17:36 It comes from--there's the word "bashar" in Hebrew for flesh.
  • 17:40 It's the substance of it, it's the essence of it.
  • 17:44 And there's an understanding that the words in the Hebrew
  • 17:48 Bible become flesh and take on form.
  • 17:52 It's incarnated.
  • 17:54 The word "incarnation," Latin, "carne," flesh, meat, the beef,
  • 18:01 the essence, the substance, that this servant of the Lord
  • 18:05 who's anointed by the Spirit of the Lord proclaims good news.
  • 18:11 To who? To the poor.
  • 18:16 We open up the New Testament and Jesus said,
  • 18:18 "Blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom," et cetera.
  • 18:21 That just sounds like, you know, the Beatitudes so I guess--no,
  • 18:24 it comes from the Hebrew Bible.
  • 18:27 "To proclaim liberty to the captives."
  • 18:32 Now, not to mix vocations but when I think of prisoners
  • 18:36 and captives, I got 20 years in a police uniform.
  • 18:40 I've taken more than one person to jail.
  • 18:43 People do--they commit the crime, they do time,
  • 18:46 and they're jammed up.
  • 18:47 There's a lot of people that aren't in jail who are in jail.
  • 18:51 "What do you mean by that?"
  • 18:53 Captive to sin and circumstance.
  • 18:56 Sins bested by the darker side of your own nature.
  • 19:00 A life that's out of control, drugs, alcohol,
  • 19:03 various addictions and fixations
  • 19:06 that you can't get the better of.
  • 19:07 It's gotten the better of you and diminished you,
  • 19:10 your life, your circumstance.
  • 19:12 It's depleting your money, it's depleting your relationship with
  • 19:15 others, it's depleting your self-confidence,
  • 19:18 it's rendering you in a hole somewhere.
  • 19:19 The question is, is there a way to fix that?
  • 19:24 That's what this series is all about.
  • 19:27 It's all about deliverance.
  • 19:31 Here, this author speaks of the Spirit of the Lord is upon me to
  • 19:34 bring good news and, by the way, what I'm reading you in the
  • 19:39 Hebrew Bible is noted specifically in the Gospel of
  • 19:43 Luke, chapter 6, verses--excuse me, chapter 4, verses 18 and 19.
  • 19:48 Therein, Yeshua goes in the synagogue and tells the very
  • 19:53 same story and he says, "Guess what,
  • 19:56 ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls?
  • 19:58 This is talking about me."
  • 20:03 I don't wanna just talk about him.
  • 20:04 I do. I wanna talk about you.
  • 20:06 It says here, this person "comes to proclaim liberty to the
  • 20:10 captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound."
  • 20:19 You know, I've heard it said and you've heard it and believe it,
  • 20:21 I'd imagine, to a certain degree as people say,
  • 20:24 "Well, you know, preachers make people feel guilty.
  • 20:27 I go to that church or that congregation.
  • 20:30 Guy always makes me feel guilty."
  • 20:31 Listen, I don't think preachers should be all about helping to
  • 20:37 make people feel guilty, and the reason why is people don't need
  • 20:41 a whole lot of help with that.
  • 20:44 When it comes to guilt, I think people can find it
  • 20:48 all by themselves.
  • 20:50 What people can't find by themselves is good news.
  • 20:54 That's why "Zola Levitt Presents" exists, to bring good
  • 20:58 news through the eyes of the Jews and those that support us
  • 21:01 sacrificially do so because they find value in it.
  • 21:07 They find value in the one
  • 21:09 who gave himself sacrificially for us.
  • 21:12 It's the mystery of the ages, it's salvation in the ages--from
  • 21:16 the ages, that's buried in biblical pages.
  • 21:20 And we bring it to light.
  • 21:22 I hope the light has shined on you and that you're minded to
  • 21:28 take some steps and do something with it.
  • 21:34 David: This series is all about heroes and we've already
  • 21:37 shared with you many heroes but today I think Isaiah, as we
  • 21:41 learn more about Isaiah, really has meaning, powerful meaning,
  • 21:45 in your life.
  • 21:47 Jeffrey: Yes, he's definitely in the Hall of Fame of Bible
  • 21:49 noteworthies.
  • 21:51 In my own life, as a young guy walking down the street,
  • 21:54 a guy comes up and he wants to talk to me about Jesus.
  • 21:56 And I told him I was Jewish and, you know, we just conversated a
  • 22:00 little bit and he opens up the Older Testament to the prophet
  • 22:04 Isaiah and starts directing me to text, and I was amazed.
  • 22:08 The 53rd chapter was the chapter and it reads so much like a
  • 22:12 New Testament story I couldn't believe it belonged to the Old
  • 22:15 Testament body of literature, the Old Testament corpus.
  • 22:18 And the Lord used that to really get a hold of my heart and draw
  • 22:23 me in and in no time I'm praying with this guy who's persistent,
  • 22:28 asking the Lord into my heart and just a whole new world
  • 22:33 opened up for me.
  • 22:34 I never thought it would evolve all this way, with me being in
  • 22:36 ministry, but I really was transformed through the process.
  • 22:39 And Isaiah was the gateway, the portal, into that new world,
  • 22:44 reading that prophet.
  • 22:45 Kristen: Because--so you're reading Old Testament
  • 22:48 which you knew so what was the trigger
  • 22:52 in your Jewish heart that changed--?
  • 22:54 Jeffrey: I wasn't as Old Testament literate--I wasn't
  • 22:57 as literate as someone might think.
  • 22:59 What I knew about Isaiah wasn't the content.
  • 23:01 I knew that he belonged in the Old Testament world and what was
  • 23:04 fascinating to me was to read him for the first time,
  • 23:08 actually, or to have him read to me.
  • 23:10 Someone had to show me.
  • 23:13 And in the 53rd chapter, it gives voice to this personality
  • 23:16 who springs up out of nowhere, who's despised and rejected,
  • 23:20 who winds up being an offering for humankind's sins.
  • 23:24 It is so explicit, it's not tacit, it's not just inferred,
  • 23:29 it is so explicit it had this wow moment.
  • 23:32 And for me, it was powerful.
  • 23:34 I never thought there was anything in the Jewish Bible
  • 23:37 that echoed the Christian story.
  • 23:39 I didn't know that Jesus was--that the Jesus story
  • 23:42 was a Jewish story.
  • 23:43 I didn't know it back then.
  • 23:45 Kristen: So we in the church that want to reach Jewish
  • 23:48 people, first of all, you know, his name wasn't Jesus.
  • 23:51 It's always, "You need to believe in Jesus."
  • 23:53 I think we, as a church, kind of feel like that you should
  • 23:56 believe in him but is Isaiah something that believers can
  • 24:02 read to help open up Jewish eyes to Messiah?
  • 24:06 Jeffrey: Well, I think that we'd do well to read the Bible
  • 24:08 to open our own inner eyes up and then share
  • 24:11 what we see with others.
  • 24:13 People wonder is there a certain trick, you know,
  • 24:15 this Old Testament text, read this and say that and,
  • 24:17 presto, you'll hit pay dirt with Jews.
  • 24:19 I think if we just care to share, we're gonna hit pay dirt
  • 24:23 whether we know the right words or not.
  • 24:25 But I do know that Isaiah 53 is a home run hitting text
  • 24:31 at the end of the day.
  • 24:32 Kristen: Well, we're--I'm personally thankful
  • 24:34 for Isaiah's word, that word got into your life.
  • 24:38 David: Right, for that guy that shared with you that day.
  • 24:40 Kristen: Right, and you're where you are today.
  • 24:42 David: That's amazing. We'll be right back.
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  • 25:31 You can find all the information on levitt.com.
  • 25:33 Right now, let's go to a song by our founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 25:37 ♪ For I long to see the kingdom come ♪
  • 25:41 ♪ and in present prayers I see ♪
  • 25:45 ♪ and my life is yours ♪
  • 25:47 ♪ 'til the end of time, ♪
  • 25:49 ♪ for the service of the King. ♪
  • 25:55 ♪♪♪
  • 26:00 ♪ Father, Father, take this sheep. ♪
  • 26:05 ♪ Take one more unworthy sheep. ♪
  • 26:09 ♪ In my heart thy Word I keep. ♪
  • 26:14 ♪ Father, take this sheep. ♪
  • 26:19 ♪ Father, take this sheep. ♪♪
  • 26:29 ♪♪♪
  • 26:32 Jeffrey: Years ago, someone opened up the prophet Isaiah
  • 26:37 and it made all the difference for me.
  • 26:41 I, we, really hope that our telling of Isaiah made
  • 26:45 all the difference for you.
  • 26:49 Kristen: We are thrilled that you found Yeshua through someone
  • 26:52 on the street telling you to read this book and he opened up
  • 26:56 the Scriptures and you saw the connection to Messiah.
  • 27:00 David: There's hope for all of us, right?
  • 27:02 Jeffrey: There is, and today the world
  • 27:04 is so much more digital.
  • 27:06 People watch stuff on TV.
  • 27:08 That's why we love bringing it to you.
  • 27:10 And let's do it again next week.
  • 27:13 And as you go, shaalu shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:17 Kristen: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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  • 28:04 ♪♪♪
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Episodes in this series

  1. Abraham
  2. Isaac
  3. Jacob
  4. Joseph
  5. Moses
  6. Ruth
  7. David
  8. Isaiah
  9. Ezekiel
  10. Daniel
  11. Esther
  12. Jesus

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