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Episode: “Relationship — Enoch”
The life and translation of Enoch is the second lesson in our in-depth look at faith. One of only two men in the Bible who did not experience death, Enoch’s life shows how faith establishes and deepens our relationship with God.
Series: “Champions of Faith”
An insightful look at the heroes of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Shot on location in Israel and inspired by the “Faith Hall of Fame,” this series explores not only the characters, but teaches unique aspects of their testimony to give us insight into and instruction about the development of faith. Modern-day believers, both Jewish and Gentile, are interviewed and give witness to a faith that builds the foundation for not only lives that overcome in spite of adversity, but overcoming lives.

Caption transcript for Champions of Faith: “Relationship — Enoch” (2/11)

  • 59:48
  • 60:02 HEBREWS 11 HONORS THE CHAMPIONS
  • 60:04 OF FAITH WHO WANDERED IN DESERTS
  • 60:06 AND IN MOUNTAINS AND CAVES OF THE EARTH.
  • 60:09 BECAUSE OF THIS CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 60:11 WE CAN RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
  • 60:13 ♪♪
  • 60:42
  • 60:50 AND IN THE DAYS OF OLD
  • 60:52 SEVEN GENERATIONS AFTER ADAM,
  • 60:54 THERE CAME A MAN NAMED ENOCH.
  • 61:02 A PROPHET WHO WALKED WITH GOD
  • 61:05 AND ENJOYED FELLOWSHIP WITH THE ALMIGHTY.
  • 61:13 IN THE SOLITUDE OF THE WILDERNESS,
  • 61:15 ENOCH WAS NOT ALONE.
  • 61:21 FOR JEHOVAH COMMUNED WITH HIM THERE.
  • 61:27 HE REFRESHED HIMSELF IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS LORD.
  • 61:31 HIS LIFE WAS A SIMPLE BUT VIBRANT PORTRAYAL OF FAITH
  • 61:34 IN THE LIVING GOD
  • 61:37 AND HE LIVED FOR 365 YEARS.
  • 61:42 HE WOULD NEVER TASTE OF DEATH.
  • 61:44 BUT INSTEAD BE TRANSLATED DIRECTLY TO THE SIDE
  • 61:47 OF HIS HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 61:50 AND BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN,
  • 61:51 HE WAS COMMENDED AS ONE WHO PLEASED GOD.
  • 61:54
  • 62:01 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 62:05 WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A REMARKABLE PERSON ON THIS PROGRAM.
  • 62:08 ENOCH.
  • 62:10 ENOCH WHO DID NOT DIE.
  • 62:12 AND I CAN EXPLAIN THAT.
  • 62:14 HEBREWS 11:5-6 AND, OF COURSE, ON EACH
  • 62:18 OF OUR PROGRAMS ON FAITH, WE'VE BEEN QUOTING FROM HEBREWS 11.
  • 62:22 AND IT SAYS THERE,
  • 62:23
  • 62:49 SO ENOCH HAD THIS PERFECT KIND OF FAITH.
  • 62:52 SO PERFECT THAT HE NEVER DID DIE.
  • 62:54 HE'S NOT DEAD YET, SO TO SPEAK.
  • 62:56 HE'S WITH GOD IN HIS BODY EVIDENTLY BECAUSE HE WAS TRANSLATED.
  • 63:02 TRANSLATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ONE GENERATION OF THE CHURCH
  • 63:06 BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 63:10
  • 63:39 IN OTHER WORDS, AMONG THE CHRISTIANS,
  • 63:40 NOT ALL WILL BE DEAD.
  • 63:41 BUT EVERYONE OF US WILL BE METAMORPHICIZED INTO A CREATURE
  • 63:46 OUTFITTED FOR ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 63:48 BUT THE CHRISTIANS THAT ARE IN THIS GENERATION COULD POSSIBLY
  • 63:56 BE BY THE VIEW OF SOME PROPHECY TEACHERS THOSE THAT WE WOULD TRANSLATED.
  • 64:01 SO IT BEARS SOME DISCUSSING.
  • 64:04 WE MAY BE THOSE WHO SHALL NOT SLEEP.
  • 64:06 BUT ANYWAY, THERE WILL BE ONE GENERATIONS OF CHRISTIANS WHO
  • 64:10 WILL NEVER SEE DEATH BUT GO STRAIGHT TO GOD AS DID ENOCH AND AS DID ELIJAH.
  • 64:17 NOW, MEN HAD BEEN ON THE EARTH 687 YEARS BEFORE ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED.
  • 64:23 AND HE WAS THE FIRST REALLY TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 64:28 YOU MIGHT SAY ADAM HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 64:30 HE HAD TO.
  • 64:32 HE WAS THE FIRST MAN.
  • 64:33 AND GOD LITERALLY SPOKE TO HIM.
  • 64:35 AND HE ALSO HAD TO ACCOUNT TO GOD.
  • 64:39 HE SINNED.
  • 64:40 GOD CAME AFTER HIM FOR EATING OF THE FRUIT
  • 64:43 AND OF COURSE, HE SAID, "IT WAS THE WOMAN,"
  • 64:46 NOT JUST THAT, BUT, "IT WAS THE WOMAN YOU GAVE ME"
  • 64:49 AND SO THERE WAS KIND OF A RELATIONSHIP BUT NOT THAT WARM
  • 64:53 OF RELATIONSHIP WE MIGHT SAY.
  • 64:55 NOT THAT GOD DIDN'T LOVE ADAM, BUT ADAM REALLY WAS A SINNER.
  • 64:58 WE HAVE A DIFFERENT COMMODITY HERE IN ENOCH.
  • 65:01 ENOCH IS VERY SPECIAL.
  • 65:04 THE FIRST MAN IN SCRIPTURE AFTER ALL THAT TIME TO BE IN
  • 65:07 A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 65:09 PERHAPS HE'S ONE OF THE TWO WITNESSES.
  • 65:12 THIS THEORY GOES THAT ELIJAH AND ENOCH ARE THE ONES SPOKEN
  • 65:16 OF IN REVELATION 11 IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE TRIBULATION
  • 65:21 TWO WITNESSES COME FORWARD, POWERFUL WITNESSES FROM GOD.
  • 65:25 AND THEY DO MIRACLES AND THE MIRACLES THAT THEY DO ARE
  • 65:30 CHARACTERISTIC OF MOSES AND ELIJAH.
  • 65:32 AND IT ALSO IS THOUGHT THAT MOSES IS THE LAW
  • 65:36 AND ELIJAH THE PROPHETS, PLUS THOSE TWO APPEARED
  • 65:41 WITH CHRIST IN THE TRANSFIGURATION.
  • 65:43 THAT'S THE ARGUMENT FOR IT BEING ELIJAH AND MOSES.
  • 65:48 WE WONDER IF IT IS NOT ELIJAH AND ENOCH ON THE LOGIC THAT NEITHER OF THOSE HAS DIED.
  • 65:55 THEY EVIDENTLY HAVE SOME UPCOMING MISSION.
  • 65:59 ENOCH, TOO, PROPHESIED TO HIS GENERATION AND COULD REPRESENT
  • 66:03 THE VERY EARLY PROPHETS, THAT COULD BE.
  • 66:05
  • 66:14 AS IF TO SAY, EVERYONE OF US HAS TO DIE.
  • 66:16 THAT I CORINTHIANS 15:22 SAYS.
  • 66:18
  • 66:23 MEN ALL DIE, EXCEPT TWO MEN.
  • 66:26 AND THAT IS THE FASCINATING PART OF THIS.
  • 66:29 YOU KNOW, ABEL WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE LAST PROGRAM, HE OFFERED GOD A PROPER SACRIFICE.
  • 66:34 HE GAVE THE BLOOD.
  • 66:36 HE TOOK A LAMB FROM HIS FLOCK.
  • 66:38 BUT ENOCH OFFERED EVEN SOMETHING MORE, HIS SELF,
  • 66:42 HE HAD A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 66:45 THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP SPOKEN OF IN THE BOOK OF MICAH.
  • 66:47
  • 67:07 SOMEBODY SPECULATED WHAT KIND OF SACRIFICE WILL REALLY PLEASE GOD.
  • 67:10 I COULD SLAY MY FIRSTBORN CHILD IF THAT WILL RECOMPENSE FOR MY TRANSGRESSIONS AND SO ON.
  • 67:18 IT IS NOT LIKE THAT.
  • 67:19
  • 67:32 WE SHOWED IN OUR LITTLE DRAMA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM,
  • 67:35 ENOCH WALKING HUMBLY WITH GOD AS WE CAN INTERPRET THAT.
  • 67:39
  • 67:47 GOD IS HOLDING UP HIS END OF THE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 67:49 IT'S UP TO US TO HOLD UP OURS.
  • 67:51
  • 68:06 RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 68:07 IS EXPLAINED MANY PLACES IN SCRIPTURE.
  • 68:11 I LIKE I JOHN 3:24.
  • 68:15
  • 68:47 IT SEEMS PRETTY SIMPLE.
  • 68:49 WE NEED TO BELIEVE IN JESUS AND TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
  • 68:52 BUT THOSE ARE PROFOUND COMMANDMENTS,
  • 68:54 SOMETIMES VERY DIFFICULT.
  • 68:56 THE ORIGINAL COMMANDMENT TO MEN WAS SIMPLY TO BE IN RELATIONSHIP TO GOD HIMSELF.
  • 69:01 BEFORE MEN NEEDED A REDEEMER, EARLY IN THE WALK OF ENOCH,
  • 69:07 HE WAS -- I HAD SAID HE'S A PROPHET,
  • 69:10 AND THAT IS SHOWED IN JUDE 1:14
  • 69:13 WHERE ENOCH WAS DOING IS MINISTRY, THE COMMAND OF GOD
  • 69:16 WAS THAT HE PROPHESY TO HIS GENERATION.
  • 69:17
  • 69:46 THE WORD "UNGODLY" MUST APPEAR FOUR OR FIVE TIMES IN ONE VERSE.
  • 69:49 OBVIOUSLY, THE MAJOR JUDGMENT THAT ENOCH WAS PROPHESYING WAS
  • 69:53 THE FLOOD AND IT CAME AND IT CERTAINLY STRAIGHTENED UP THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
  • 69:59 THERE WAS ONLY ONE FAMILY LEFT,
  • 70:01 AND NOAH AND HIS FAMILY APPARENTLY WERE IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
  • 70:05 THE END OF THE BIBLE, REVELATION 21,
  • 70:08 TALKS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP TO GOD AFTER THERE IS A NEW HEAVEN,
  • 70:15 A NEW EARTH AND A NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 70:17 THERE IS STILL A RELATIONSHIP,
  • 70:21 A WARM AND LOVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEN AS THEY ARE THEN AND GOD.
  • 70:25 I SHOULD SAY SOULS AND GOD.
  • 70:27
  • 70:49 SO IN THE END, AN INTIMATE AND WARM AND LOVING RELATIONSHIP IS SEEN BETWEEN GOD AND SAVED MEN.
  • 70:55 THOSE WHO HAVE BELIEVED THROUGH THE AGES AND SURVIVED TO SEE
  • 70:58 THE NEW HEAVEN, THE NEW EARTH, AND THE NEW JERUSALEM.
  • 71:01 ETERNITY.
  • 71:04 WELL, WHEN I THINK OF AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 71:07 NOTHING OCCURS TO ME SOONER THAN WHAT I CALL THE CHRISTIAN
  • 71:11 LOVE STORY AND HAVE ALLUDED TO MANY TIMES IN OTHER CONTEXTS.
  • 71:15 THAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE, THE CHURCH.
  • 71:21 YOU KNOW, THE ISRAELI CUSTOM IN THE FIRST CENTURY DIDN'T HAVE DATE COURTSHIP.
  • 71:26 YOUNG MEN MERELY PRESENTED A CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE TO THE WOMAN HE WANTED.
  • 71:31 HE POURED HER A CUP OF WINE.
  • 71:34 HE PROVIDED A PRICE FOR HER FATHER TO TAKE
  • 71:38 AND HE MADE A SPEECH WHEN SHE WOULD LIFT THAT CUP, SAYING,
  • 71:43 "I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU."
  • 71:46 AND GO BACK TO HIS FATHER'S HOUSE AND BUILD HER A MANSION,
  • 71:49 A BRIDAL CHAMBER FOR THEIR HONEYMOON.
  • 71:51 THIS WAS THE CUSTOM OF MARRIAGE AND THE WAY THAT THOUSANDS AND
  • 71:54 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WERE MARRIED.
  • 71:58 CHRIST COPIED IT IN A WONDERFUL WAY.
  • 72:01 HE CAME FROM HIS HOUSE IN HEAVEN,
  • 72:02 HIS FATHER'S HOUSE, TO OUR HOUSE ON EARTH.
  • 72:05 HE BROUGHT THE CONTRACT, THE NEW CONTRACT,
  • 72:07 THE NEW TESTAMENT, AND HE PAID THE PRICE,
  • 72:13 THE HIGHEST PRICE THAT ANYONE COULD PAY, THE VERY LIFE OF AN INNOCENT MAN.
  • 72:17
  • 72:41 THIS IS VERY INTIMATE, ALMOST ROMANTIC.
  • 72:43 YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY ASK WHO WILL HAVE THE PASSOVER THAT VERY NIGHT,
  • 72:46 HE SAYS, "WITH THIS DESIRE HAVE I DESIRED
  • 72:48 "TO EAT THIS PASSOVER WITH YOU."
  • 72:52 THIS IS A LOVER TALKING SO TO SPEAK.
  • 72:54 THAT IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES THE ONE HE'S ADDRESSING.
  • 72:58 THIS IS THE INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
  • 73:00 CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE, THE CHURCH.
  • 73:03 WHEN WILL WE SEE CHRIST AND WHEN WILL WE REALIZE THIS RELATIONSHIP?
  • 73:07 WHEN WE ARE TRANSLATED AS ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED.
  • 73:11 WE'LL BE TAKEN TO HEAVEN AND IT SAYS IN II CORINTHIANS 5:10
  • 73:16 WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST TO
  • 73:19 RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN OUR BODIES WHICH IS TO SAY THAT WE
  • 73:22 ARE GOING TO BE FACE TO FACE WITH HIM,
  • 73:25 WITH OUR LORD.
  • 73:26 WE WILL SEE HIM, HE WILL SEE US.
  • 73:28 WE WILL REVIEW THE WORKS THAT WE DID IN THIS LIFE
  • 73:31 WITH THE GIFTS THAT WE HAD AND THE SERVICE THAT WE DID FOR HIM.
  • 73:34 NOT OUR SINS WHICH WERE FORGIVEN ON THE CROSS, BUT OUR WORKS
  • 73:37 AND AT THAT TIME, OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
  • 73:40 WILL BE TRULY CONSUMMATED.
  • 73:43 WE, WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN IN I THESSALONIANS 4:16-17,
  • 73:48 THAT IS THE GENERATION THAT WILL BE TRANSLATED LIKE ENOCH WAS
  • 73:54 TRANSLATED AND DID NOT SEE DEATH.
  • 73:57 PRAY THAT WE ARE THAT GENERATION.
  • 73:59
  • 74:39 WALK DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 74:41 SAIL ACROSS THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 74:46 RIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF MASADA.
  • 74:50 FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 74:54 FIND THE TREASURES OF PETRA.
  • 74:58 TOUR THE HOLY LAND WITH ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 75:01
  • 75:09 WELL, OUR PROGRAM IS SHOT IN ISRAEL,
  • 75:12 JUST LIKE ALL OF THEM AND YOU KNOW,
  • 75:14 THE ISRAEL YOU ARE SEEING THERE,
  • 75:16 THE CAMERA CREW WAS ACTUALLY STANDING IN JERUSALEM.
  • 75:18 ENOCH DEMONSTRATED A LIFE OF RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 75:23 AND WE HAVE TESTIMONIALS OF THE SAME THING TODAY BY AN ISRAELI AND BY A GENTILE.
  • 75:29 LET'S GO BACK TO LOCATION
  • 75:31 IN ISRAEL FOR OUR ISRAELI TESTIMONY.
  • 75:34
  • 75:40 I WAS ANGRY AND THINGS WERE VERY DIFFICULTY.
  • 75:43 AND I JUST ASKED HELP FROM HIM.
  • 75:46 VERY SIMPLE.
  • 75:48 Zola: YAIR EVEN ZAHAV IS A JEWISH BELIEVER WHO LIVES IN ISRAEL.
  • 75:51 EIGHT YEARS AGO HE PLACED HIS FAITH IN YESHUA, JESUS.
  • 75:55 I HAVE BEEN IN THREE WARS AND I HAVE SEEN THINGS.
  • 76:01 AND I FELT ABOUT THE LORD EVEN BEFORE I ACCEPTED JESUS,
  • 76:05 I KNEW ABOUT HIS EXISTENCE THROUGH OTHER EXPERIENCE.
  • 76:10 BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT YESHUA AS ANOTHER FIGURE,
  • 76:15 THAT WAS MY PHILOSOPHY AT THAT TIME.
  • 76:17 BUT RIGHT NOW, I KNOW THAT
  • 76:18 THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE.
  • 76:22 WHEN I WAS 40, I CAME TO JERUSALEM AFTER A COUPLE OF
  • 76:25 DIFFICULT TIMES IN MY LIFE.
  • 76:28 AND A FRIEND OF MINE, CALLED ME FROM NO WHERE,
  • 76:31 I DON'T KNOW HOW HE FOUND MY NUMBER.
  • 76:33 HE TOLD ME, "LOOK, I ACCEPTED YESHUA IN MY LIFE."
  • 76:37 AND AT THAT TIME, I WAS READING THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 76:40 AND STOPPED BEING HARD ABOUT IT.
  • 76:44 WE WENT TO JERUSALEM AND WENT TO CHRIST CHURCH AND THERE WAS
  • 76:48 A PASTOR THERE AND I SAW HIS FOREHEAD WAS SHINY WHEN HE SPOKE.
  • 76:53 AND AFTER THAT, MY FRIEND SAID TO ME,
  • 76:56 "COME, COME, LET'S GO SPEAK WITH THEM."
  • 76:59 AND THEY SAT WITH US IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
  • 77:04 I WAS SITTING THERE AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE SAID,
  • 77:08 "DO YOU WANT TO ACCEPT YESHUA AS YOUR LOVE?"
  • 77:10 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 77:14 I FOUND MYSELF SAYING YES.
  • 77:15 I DON'T SAY YES EASILY.
  • 77:18 I JUST SAID YES.
  • 77:19 Zola: LIKE ENOCH OF OLD,
  • 77:21 HE HAS FOUND A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.
  • 77:24 REFRESHING HIMSELF IN THE WORD.
  • 77:26 IN THE BEGINNING I USED TO DEFEND MYSELF ABOUT MY FAITH.
  • 77:31 RIGHT NOW, I DON'T HAVE TO DEFEND IT.
  • 77:33 I MEAN, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LISTEN, THEN I DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TO YOU.
  • 77:40 AND THEN IF I SEE PEOPLE STILL WANTS, THEN I AM TELLING THEM
  • 77:44 WHAT HE IS FOR ME AND WHO HE IS FOR ME AND FIRST OF ALL,
  • 77:50 YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT IT'S WRITTEN AND I ACCEPT IT IS
  • 77:52 WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE AND NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 77:56 IT IS THE WORD OF GOD THROUGH PEOPLE, THROUGH SPECIAL PEOPLE WHO WROTE IT.
  • 78:02 BUT IT IS HIS WORD.
  • 78:04 SO IF I LOSE MY OWN FAITH, I HAVE THE BIBLE.
  • 78:07 SO IT IS A GREAT GIFT, YOU KNOW.
  • 78:09 AND I THANK THE LORD THAT I MET A PERSON THREE YEARS AFTER
  • 78:13 I WAS A BELIEVER, HE TOLD ME,
  • 78:16 "JUST STICK TO THE WORD, THE WRITTEN."
  • 78:19 AND SINCE THEN I DIDN'T LIVE A DAY THAT I AM BREATHING.
  • 78:23 WELL, I HAVE BEEN A CHRISTIAN 14 YEARS NOW.
  • 78:27 Zola: JOANNE PADGETT, A GENTILE BELIEVER,
  • 78:29 SPEAKS ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.
  • 78:31 I THINK THE RELATIONSHIP I HAVE WITH THE LORD REALLY AFFECTS
  • 78:35 EVERY OTHER RELATIONSHIP THAT I HAVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
  • 78:38 IF MY RELATIONSHIP IS NOT RIGHT WITH HIM AND IF I WALK IN
  • 78:41 REBELLION AND DISOBEDIENCE AND FOLLOWING HIS WAY THEN I SEE IT
  • 78:47 AFFECTS THE PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH, IT AFFECTS THE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS THAT I HAVE,
  • 78:53 THE FRIENDSHIP RELATIONSHIPS THAT I HAVE.
  • 78:55 AND MOST OF ALL, WHEN I WAS A SINGLE MOM,
  • 78:57 IT AFFECTED THE RELATIONSHIP I HAVE WITH MY SON.
  • 79:00 Zola: JOAN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 79:01 THE LORD HAS NEVER WAVERED EVEN IN DIFFICULT TIMES.
  • 79:04 NOT LONG AGO SHE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER WHO HAD NO INSURANCE,
  • 79:07 NO CAR, AND GROWING MEDICAL BILLS.
  • 79:11 AND I WAS MAKING SIX DOLLARS AN HOUR.
  • 79:13 I HAD HAD CHILD AND I AS HAVING TO PAY BACK ALL OF THIS --
  • 79:19 THEY HAD BLESSED ME BY TAKING CARE OF MY DOCTOR AND HOSPITAL EXPENSES.
  • 79:23 AND I WAS PAYING IT BACK.
  • 79:25 I WAS BRINGING HOME $500 A MONTH THAT I WAS HAVING TO LIVE ON.
  • 79:29 I HAD AN APARTMENT AND I HAD A BABY AND I NEEDED TO PROVIDE
  • 79:33 FOOD AND FORMULA FOR HIM AND MEDICAL CARE AND ONE MORNING,
  • 79:38 I WAS SITTING AT THE TABLE,
  • 79:40 AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AND I WAS FIXING TO GO SIGN UP FOR WELFARE
  • 79:48 AND I SAID, "LORD, I CAN'T DO THIS."
  • 79:50 BECAUSE I REALLY FELT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOT MY PROVIDER,
  • 79:55 I FELT LIKE THE LORD CAN BE MY PROVIDER FOR ME AND I TOLD HIM,
  • 79:58 "I HAVE A JOB AND A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND I KNOW THAT I CAN
  • 80:03 "GO OUT THERE AND YOU CAN HELP ME YOU KNOW, TAKE CARE OF MY SON AND PROVIDE FOR HIM."
  • 80:08 AND I THINK GOD HONORS THAT DECISION THAT I MADE.
  • 80:11 HE HAS TENDERLY AND LOVINGLY PROVIDED FOR ME AND BUT THEN HE
  • 80:17 ALSO TENDERLY AND LOVINGLY REBUKED ME.
  • 80:20 YOU KNOW, CORRECTED ME.
  • 80:22 AS A TRUE FATHER SHOULD AND I WISH I HAD HAD A FATHER LIKE THAT GROWING UP.
  • 80:27 BUT I ONLY FEEL THAT YOU KNOW, INSURMOUNTABLE LEVEL OF LOVE THAT GOD HAS FOR ME.
  • 80:39 AND I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF OF THAT LOVE HE HAS FOR ME
  • 80:44 SO I CAN CONTINUE TO SERVE HIM AND YOU KNOW, FOLLOW HIM
  • 80:48 AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT OUR PASTOR SAYS,
  • 80:50 GOD'S LEVEL OF COMMITMENT TO US IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE ALWAYS
  • 80:55 MORE THAN WHAT OUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT TO HIM IS,
  • 80:58 BECAUSE HE'S THERE, HE'S OUR HELPER,
  • 81:00 PROVIDER, FRIEND, HE IS NOT JUST YOUR PERSON IN TIME OF NEED AND IN TROUBLE.
  • 81:07 HE'S ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
  • 81:10 AND SO HOPEFULLY WHEN HE LOOKS DOWN, YOU KNOW, HE SEES SOMEONE
  • 81:14 THAT LOVES HIM AND I KNOW HE'S LOOKING IN LOVE
  • 81:18 AND NOT CONDEMNATION AND NOT INDIGNATION TOWARDS ME.
  • 81:22
  • 81:24 ♪♪
  • 81:36 ♪ COME AND TALK WITH ME IN THE COOL OF THE DAY. ♪
  • 81:41 ♪ TAKE A WALK IN THE GARDEN. ♪
  • 81:44 ♪ LET ME SHOW YOU THE WAY. ♪
  • 81:49 ♪ WHEN YOU SEEK ME, YOU WILL FIND ME. ♪
  • 81:55 ♪ I'LL BE THERE BY YOUR SIDE. ♪
  • 82:03 ♪ SIMPLY ASK AND BE GIVEN. ♪
  • 82:05 ♪ IN YOUR HEART I'LL ABIDE. ♪
  • 82:11 ♪ BE STILL AND KNOW THE LORD YOUR GOD. ♪
  • 82:18 ♪ HE'S ON HIS THRONE, HE'S IN CONTROL. ♪
  • 82:24 ♪ SO GRASP THIS TRUTH AND DON'T LET GO. ♪
  • 82:30 ♪ YOU ARE MY CHILD. ♪
  • 82:33 ♪ YOU'RE NOT ALONE. ♪
  • 82:38 ♪ AND COME AND DINE WITH ME. ♪
  • 82:41 ♪ IN THE EVENING HOUR. ♪
  • 82:45 ♪ SHARE THE FEAST OF THE KING. ♪
  • 82:47 ♪ IN HIS GLORY AND POWER. ♪
  • 82:52 ♪ WHEN YOU DRINK MY CUP YOU'LL THIRST NO MORE. ♪
  • 83:05 ♪ YOU WILL BE FULFILLED. ♪
  • 83:08 ♪ WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR LORD. ♪
  • 83:14 ♪ HEAR, O ISRAEL, WHAT THE LORD DESIRES. ♪
  • 83:21 ♪ IS OUR A HEART FOR HIM. ♪
  • 83:23 ♪ NOT WHAT GLORY WAS. ♪
  • 83:28 ♪ KNOW I NEED YOUR LAMB AND BURNT OFFERING. ♪
  • 83:42 ♪ KNOW I NEED A MAN WHO WILL WALK WITH ME. ♪
  • 83:54 ♪ BE STILL AND KNOW THE LORD YOUR GOD. ♪
  • 84:02 ♪ HE'S ON HIS THRONE. ♪
  • 84:05 ♪ HE'S IN CONTROL. ♪
  • 84:09 ♪ GRASP HIS TRUTH AND DON'T LET GO. ♪
  • 84:16 ♪ YOU ARE MY CHILD. ♪
  • 84:20 ♪ YOU'RE NOT ALONE. ♪
  • 84:26 ♪♪
  • 84:28
  • 84:31 ENOCH, HE WALKED WITH GOD.
  • 84:33 HE WAS IN A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 84:36 THAT WHOLE FAMILY FROM SETH THROUGH ENOCH AND LAMECH AND METHUSELAH AND NOAH AND SO ON
  • 84:42 WERE IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD.
  • 84:45 HOW DO WE DO IT?
  • 84:47 THE SCRIPTURE GIVES EXAMPLES OF IT,
  • 84:52 THE BIBLE IS THE STORY OF ISRAEL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 84:55 THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO THAT.
  • 84:57 IT IS NOT THE STORY OF AMERICA OR EPISCOPAL OR METHODIST OR LUTHERAN DENOMINATION.
  • 85:02 IT IS THE STORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND HOW THEY RELATED
  • 85:05 TO GOD AND FROM THAT, WE LEARN.
  • 85:07 IT SAYS IN I CORINTHIANS 10:11,
  • 85:10 THESE THINGS HAPPENED UNTO THEM FOR EXAMPLES FOR US ON WHOM THE
  • 85:15 END OF THE AGE ARE COME.
  • 85:17 SO THERE'S A REASON THAT THE STORIES ARE TOLD IN DETAIL.
  • 85:20 THE LONG LIVES LIVED BY THOSE SUFFERING ONES, JOB, EZEKIEL
  • 85:25 AND JEREMIAH AND THE RICH AND FAMOUS ABRAHAM, SOLOMON AND DAVID.
  • 85:30 THE HUMAN CONDITION IS STUDIED THOROUGHLY IN VIEW OF FINDING A
  • 85:36 RIGHT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
  • 85:38 AND IF SCRIPTURE TEACHES NOTHING ELSE, THE JEWS RAN HOT AND COLD
  • 85:42 WITH GOD EVEN AS WE CHRISTIANS DO.
  • 85:45 AND WHEN THE RELATIONSHIP WAS RIGHT, THEY DID WELL AND THEY
  • 85:49 PROSPERED AND WHEN IT WAS WRONG, THEY DID NOT PROSPER.
  • 85:53 AND THE TERMS WERE GIVEN VERY EARLY IN THE BIBLE.
  • 85:56 I GO BACK TO DEUTERONOMY 28.
  • 85:58
  • 86:22 AND THEN BLESSINGS FLOW IN THE NEXT FEW VERSES.
  • 86:26 IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER TO READ UP TO A POINT.
  • 86:28
  • 86:40 AND ON IT GOES.
  • 86:42 IT COULDN'T BE HAPPIER NEWS UNTIL WE COME INTO THE PLACE
  • 86:44 IN THE CHAPTER THAT SAYS IF YOU HARKEN NOT UNTO MY LAW AND WE
  • 86:48 GET PROPHECIES THAT SOME HAVE SAID FORECASTED THE HOLOCAUST.
  • 86:53 THE DISPERSION OUT OF THE LAND AND THE DISPERSION CERTAINLY HAPPENED IN ANSWER TO PROPHECY.
  • 87:00 SO WE HAVE THE SAME CHOICE.
  • 87:02 WE CAN BE IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP OR NOT.
  • 87:04 NEXT WEEK, WE'LL TAKE UP THE STORY OF NOAH IN DETAIL.
  • 87:08 OUR OFFER TONIGHT IS
  • 87:09 OUR JEWISH CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE.
  • 87:11 YOU CAN GET ONE COURSE
  • 87:12 THE SURVEY OF THE
  • 87:13 OLD TESTAMENT FOR $30.
  • 87:15 THE FEE FOR REGISTERING IS WAIVED.
  • 87:18 OR CALL IN AND GET THE FREE BROCHURE FOR THE
  • 87:22 INSTITUTE OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN STUDIES.
  • 87:25 I THINK YOU WILL LIKE IT.
  • 87:26 IT IS A YEAR-LONG CORRESPONDENCE COURSE.
  • 87:28 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 87:31 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 87:33

Episodes in this series

  1. Worship — Abel
  2. Relationship — Enoch
  3. Work — Noah
  4. Acceptance — Abraham & Sarah
  5. Blessing — Isaac
  6. Endurance — Moses
  7. Belief — Joshua & Rahab
  8. Courage — Gideon & David
  9. Suffering — Paul
  10. Martyrdom — Stephen
  11. Music Program

Guest organizations and links

Zola Levitt Presents
Levitt Letter
Tours
Podcasts